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  1. Post-Workout Meal After Evening Crossfit

    Could you switch your dinner to 4:30-5 and omit pre-WO? I suppose it depends on how much time is between then and your workout and how long you personally like to wait after eating to work out. I have a similar schedule and that's what I do on some days where I have evening workout classes at 6 or 7.
  2. I found this coconut cream ( at my local Asian foods store, and it is really good in coffee. Better than any canned coconut milk I've tried. I use it in soup too. I freeze it in ice cube trays a few days after opening--two cubes per coffee thermos/cup of soup is perfect. This much lasts a long time. And the only ingredient is coconut cream! Definitely one of my best grocery store finds.
  3. Help! I just screwed up

    It's at the bottom of ladyshanny's post, but here's the link again:
  4. Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

    It is SO EASY to make your own sauce, people: throw a can of diced tomatoes and whatever other veg you want (carrot, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms--really anything works) in the blender with herbs & salt and cook on the stove until it turns bright red. Taste check and add more salt/seasoning if needed. ADD MEAT. SO EASY. This is something I didn't learn/realize until Whole30 (along with homemade mayo and broth--why did I not know this stuff before??) so thought I'd pass it on. I actually adapted my sauce the first time I made it from this Huevos Rancheros recipe, which is also the bomb (I mean, leave out the tortillas, but...):
  5. Help! I completed day 30 yesterday (yay!). I ate Whole30 today (minus a square of dairy-free dark chocolate) because I'm still having some issues that I want to solve before I reintroduce foods. The biggest one is acid reflux/indigestion. I had acid reflux pretty often before I started, and it's been less this month, but I'm still having problems with it. My acid reflux manifests as feelings of hunger and burping (and also some bloating), which makes things harder because when I feel hungry after I eat, I just want to eat more. I actually didn't burp very much before starting Whole30, but the first few weeks and this last week I've just been burping like crazy. It's kind of the worst! I also started having mild-moderate headaches the last week or so. I've been keeping a food journal, and I realized I've been eating almond butter/nuts and coffee w/ almond milk almost every day, and my worst acid reflux has happened a few hours after eating those foods. But some days I have no problems, and others I have really uncomfortable burping/reflux even w/ no nuts, etc. so I think there are other foods causing it, I just DON'T KNOW what they are. Very frustrating. I'm salting all my meals sufficiently (I think) and drinking enough water (at least 100 oz., I'm 146 lbs.). I get 8+ hours of sleep most nights. OH, and another problem: I've been really tired some days without really knowing why. Here are the things I want to try: 1. Staying Whole30 but eliminating coffee and nuts. 2. Not drinking with meals--I usually drink at least a glass of water with all my meals, and I guess that might cause poor digestion? 3. If no nuts/coffee doesn't do anything after a couple days, taking digestive enzymes with each meal. 4. If that doesn't work, using HCL w/ pepsin w/ meals to see if I have low stomach acid. 5. If that doesn't work... low FODMAPS? AIP protocol? Cutting eggs? I'm not sure what to cut. Any advice here? What do I do next? What can I try?
  6. Help: Burping/acid reflux/headaches on Whole30

    The last few days have been a little out of whack for me, so some of the days are atypical--like when I tried eating meat AND eggs and mayo pre-WO haha. Part of it is that b/c of my work schedule, I eat at noon, then work out either at 5 or 6:30, then don't get M3 until 7 or 8, so it's a long time in between and it's always tempting to eat more because by 5 I'm pretty hungry. Usually my pre-WO is just a hard-boiled egg though. And the post-WO is small, like 1/2 or 1/4 serving of chicken and squash/swt. pot. Good to get confirmation that skipping pre-WO is fine if I've eaten recently--that's kind of what I was thinking. I def. think you're right about the cruciferous veg. I think part of the problem is that I'm just not very good at reading the signals my body is sending me. I guess I usually just interpret them as "eat more! you're hungry!" which is obviously not always right. For the record, I lost 4 pounds and 1.5 inches from my waist in a month--which seems pretty decent for someone who doesn't really need to lose weight (5'7" female, 146 lbs. now, and I have a fair amount of muscle). And I used to have to snack INCESSANTLY, and that is so much better now. Plus better skin + better awareness of what I'm actually eating. Thank you for replying so quickly! I appreciate it. I'm cutting out nuts and coffee and I'll try to stick with the template better & watch my veg combinations the next few days and see what that does. & use the digestive enzymes.
  7. Help: Burping/acid reflux/headaches on Whole30

    1/26 M1 (8:30): 4 eggs w/ olive oil, 1/4 sweet potato, spinach, mushrooms, 1/4 avo, a couple strawberries and a clementine M2 (12:15): small baked potato, Aidell's chicken/apple sausage, mustard, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, 1 T coconut oil, strawberries, blueberries, 1 orange S1 (2:30ish): pecan Larabar + apple + coffee w/ almond milk (been getting really hungry in the afternoons, not sure if it's actual hunger or indigestion. I held out on eating this Larabar for almost a week, though) Pre-WO (6): HB egg + coffee w/ coconut milk (run) Post-WO (7:30ish): chicken breast/butternut squash casserole w/ walnuts (from Mel Joulwan) Acid reflux right after eating post-WO (first time that it's been really bad during W30) M3(8-9): broccoli/cabbage/carrot slaw w/ tahini, olive oil, ACV, pollock SB egg, 1/4 kombucha (Kevita grapefruit) 1/27 M1: 3 eggs w/ pork sausage, onions, peppers, mushrooms, 3/4 kombucha S1(1 pm): SB egg w/ homemade mayo, strawberries, small handful nuts M2: can tuna w/ mayo, 2 SB eggs, aruguala and romaine w/ oo and acv, 1/2 avo pre-WO: coconut milk w/ coconut oil and cocoa powder (strength training) post-WO: chicken/bn squash M3: 5 turkey/pork meatballs (w/ egg, onion, almond flour, spices), mayo, roasted sweet potato/beets/carrots + arugula with olive oil and balsamic, 1 zucchini w/ oo, some blueberries with almond butter Headache at bedtime 1/28 Woke up w/ bad headache (left side of head). Took tylenol. M1: 2 meatballs, 2 eggs, roasted sweet potato/beets/carrots, green beans, blackberries, 1 clementine, 1 bottle GT's cranberry kombucha S1: BN squash casserole w/ 1/4 avo and coconut aminos M2: tuna 2/ mayo, romaine w/ oo +acv, tomato, olives, 1 egg, 1 cutie M3: broccoli slaw w/ chicken, mayo, raisins, walnuts, lemon, sesame seeds, + roasted root veg 1/29 M1: 1/2 potato in olive oil w/ cholula, 2/5 eggs w/ onion, spinach, mushrooms, pork fat, pork sausage, green tea, a few blackberries S1: coffee w/ coconut milk and coconut oil (mild headache and acid reflux after coffee) Pre-WO: small handful almonds (4 mi. run) Post-WO: chicken/bn squash M2: broccoli slaw w/ chicken, mayo, lemon, ACV, tahini, apple, raisins, walnuts, and pepitas S2: banana w/ almond butter M3: soup: chicken, spices, carrot, onion, potato, cabbage + roasted root sweet potato/beets/carrots + olives Headache again before bed 1/30 2 eggs w/ olive oil, 2 meatballs w/ mayo, sweet potato/beets/carrots, small banana w/ almond butter, blackberries, green tea Got mild headache mid-morning, drank salted water and that seemed to help M2: Broccoli/chicken/apple slaw (see yesterday's M2) S1: American w/ almond milk, butternut squash + chicken (1/2 serving of each) Pre-WO: 2 meatballs, egg w/ mayo, chicken broth (strength training) Lots of burping, burning feeling/indigestion right after snack (took digestive enzyme, not sure if it helped) post-WO, M3 (9): 2 bowls chicken/veg soup (see yesterday's M3) + olives (about an hour after first bowl of soup) 1/31 M1: 2 meatballs, 2 eggs, mayo, sweet potato/beets/carrots, spinach No indigestion in morning (mornings generally okay) M2: broccoli/chicken/apple slaw (see previous) Mild headache again after eating M3: 2 bowls soup w/ extra olive oil plus banana, herbal tea (cabbage??) Tons of burping + bloating/discomfort after that continued until after 8 p.m. Pre-WO: HB egg (was going to run, but walked and stretched b/c I was too tired to run) 2 mini-meals later: 1: Kevita water kefir (helped a ton, burping finally stopped) chicken + butternut squash cass. + 1/4 avo, 2: 2 eggs, roasted sweet potato/beets/carrots, 1/4 avo
  8. Also see this post, which I found super helpful: