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  1. Ok, I'm going to start immediately. I thought it was under control for a couple of days but this weekend the cravings and hunger started back. Tonight I'm making buffalo chicken meatballs with avocado, sweet potato and salad on the side. I'll try eating a whole sweet potato and see what that does for the after-dinner cravings. Thanks for the advice
  2. I'll definitely up the veggies at meals, ladyshanny. Thanks for the response and advice. Yes, I haven't been eating any oats or granola but those are things I continue to crave all the time. I'll hold out hope, though. I don't know why I thought such an intense carb and snacking addiction would be easy to break :/ Thanks, Chris. I didn't realize that about the eggs. I'll cook up some chicken for post WO meals.
  3. Thanks for replying, Chris! I'll get rid of the fruits and nuts this week. I'm considering extending my whole30 until my half marathon on March 14, turning it into a whole 45. I think I get enough water- I refill my 36 oz Nalgene at least 4 times a day. I'll get some more veggies, too. Especially sweet potatoes and squash. I always eat a post WO meal because I'm usually very hungry immediately after running. 90% of the time it is a hardboiled egg and either a handful size of sweet potato or squash. I run in the late mornings, so I sometimes do not eat a pre WO meal now that I think about it. I usually eat meal 1 about 8 am, then run about 10am, eat my post WO meal about 11:30am, then eat meal 2 about 1pm.
  4. I'm on day 17 of my first whole30. I'm also a painfully chronic snacker. I used to get so hangry if I didn't have food every 2 hours that I carry food in my purse all day long, every day, no matter what. Breaking this habit is really proving difficult for me, and I wondered if you all could let me know if you think I'm on the right track? Yesterday I ate three snacks (my old habits). I'm training for a half marathon, and I ran 10 miles the day before, but I don't want to blame it on "runger" before asking someone else first. I read this forum all the time and I try to stick to the advice you all give, but I have a big problem with my "sugar dragon" too, so I'm wondering if that's connected to my snacking habit. I'm also just terrified that I'm eating too much. Here's what I ate yesterday: M1 (8:30 am): 3 eggs fried in ghee, 1/4 sweet potato with about 3 TBSP almond butter, 1/2 avocado, about 1 cup assorted sauteed veggies (carrots, celery, kale) Got hungry about 3 hours later. Snack was a larabar (I know this is a bad snack) M2 (12:00 pm): Trader Joe's chili lime chicken burger, 1/2 avocado, 1 hardboiled egg, side salad with carrots, sugar snap peas, greens, oil, and vinegar. Still hungry so I ate 2 handfuls of plantain chips and a tangerine. So hungry for a couple of hours, finally gave in about 4pm. Ate a banana and about 3 TBSP almond butter M3 (6:00 pm): bowl of homemade indian butter chicken and cauliflower rice (a friend made for me at her house). Had seconds. I was then still so hungry when I went to bed, but I denied myself another snack Is this really just the sugar dragon forcing me to snack? I try to eat eggs, sweet potatoes, squash, strawberries, or a green veggie for a snack some days but yesterday I was bad about the bananas and larabars. I love granola, oatmeal, and bars so much. I feel like without them I would be so unhappy. But if that's what is keeping me so hungry I can try giving it up all together next week. I would love any advice you all have. Thank you in advance.
  5. Trader Joe's and Costco options

    I'm on day 14 of my first whole30 and I just found this thread. I live in central PA and I wish we had a Costco! But we do have TJs. I bought a lot of groceries at TJs before the whole30 too. They have great prices on produce, like several people mentioned, especially avocados. I also bought ghee there and it's been one of my favorite cooking fats. I bought (and loved) their plantain chips, which are not the healthiest Whole30 option, but they are roasted and made with just plantains, sunflower oil, and salt. I liked to have a few in guacamole along with my mexican-themed meals. Might be too SWYPO for people who love tortilla/plantain chips, but my biggest weakness is sugary carbs, so the plantain chips were fine for me. I also stocked up on sparkling water and limes there. I'll be on the lookout for their frozen meats! Thanks for all the great suggestions on this post!