MTNan

Members
  • Content Count

    169
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by MTNan

  1. MTNan

    The crazy things people say

    "I'm doing whole 30, plus beans and legumes" spoke by a vegan relative.
  2. ...when you open their pantry and see: ghee, extra light olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, roasted-garlic infused olive oil...
  3. Went out with a group of colleagues after a rough day yesterday, which also happened to be my birthday. Skipped the beer, had club soda. Tonight, really wanted a glass of wine. Made tea instead.
  4. MTNan

    The crazy things people say

    ...because allergies and autism are so fashionable... And so much fun to live with. Wow. Just wow.
  5. My meal times are a bit off today due to a long workout which pushed meal one way back. I thought about just waiting until meal 3 to eat, but I have to attend a potluck tonight and I was a bit afraid of what I would do once I got there and was in the "eat ALL the things!" mood. So- I decided on a smallish meal of broccoli, well fed's Italian pork with a big dollop of freshly made mayo, and half an apple. Pretty sure I'm in a good place to make th best decision possible tonight (I'm not on whole30 at th moment, but eat as close to it as possible for most meals).
  6. If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it? Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
  7. When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
  8. You get excited at dinner because there is leftover broccoli and zoodles- and you plan to eat it with breakfast tomorrow!
  9. Breakfast is too big for just one plate- you need a bowl too!