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    fmr_sailor reacted to jmcbn in Pre Post Workout and Breakfast   
    The purpose of the PRE wo is to let your body know that more fuel is forthcoming so it's ok to burn off it's available stores.
    The purpose of the POST wo is to allow protein muscle synthesis to happen - ie. let the muscles repair & grow.
    If you're used to running fasted I'd say yeah, forgo the preWO, but the fat in a template meal will slow down the absorption of nutrients thereby preventing protein muscle synthesis so you'd be better to have a few bites of a lean protein as soon as you're done, then shower/get ready for work/whatever, and then have breakfast.
    Hope this helps.
     
    Incidentally: I'm moving this thread to the Athletes section for a better fit....
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 5th Successful Whole30 Log   
    Thanks Erica, @fmr_sailor.  I love the mindfulness of doing Whole30.
    My breakfast before heading out this morning was eggs with cucumber and spinach smothered in dump ranch.  (so happy I heard about this recipe here)  It was a beautiful morning, didn't get rained on and came home in time to make lunch.
    For lunch I made king crab leg over yellow squash and black olives in a ghee-lemon-basil sauce.  Simple but delicious!
    Dinner was grilled mahi mahi with mango, pineapple, red onion.  I ate a bunch of celery dipped in dump ranch while gather that all up.  The celery was more like an edible spoon for the dressing.  
    I had a headache all morning but it's finally gone.  Now I'm just tired and feeling all the ache from Wednesday night's activities on the silks and new lyra.I hope to get to bed early.  I say hope because something weird always ends up detouring me.  
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Elizamamma in Out of gas running   
    Hi again,
    I wanted to check back in to report that here on Day 29 and I've been feeling great. I turned the corner working out and have set a few PRs, which is really exciting. My energy has been great.  @WholeRunner Do you mind if I call on your Ragnar experience? My Ragnar (Cape Cod, my second one there) is coming up at the end of next week and even though I'll be done with my Whole30, I've been feeling so great that I plan to more or less stay on it. Do you have advice about what to eat between runs? Normally I'd have bagels and peanut butter, sliced turkey, granola bars, Gu.
     
    Thanks for your advice!
     
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    fmr_sailor reacted to orca_chick in Jen's 5th W30 starting 6/1   
    I decided I was legitimately still hungry after posting.  I will definitely increase my meal size tomorrow to ensure that I don't need to add mini-meals.
    Mini meal #2 today: The other half of the Epic Coconut Carnivore jerky and coconut pack from earlier; 1/2 chicken breast with osso bucco sauce.
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 5th Successful Whole30 Log   
    Day 8
    Woke up too early thanks to the cat.  I had the last portions of the rib eye steak with a cucumber and mixed greens salad drenched in ranch dressing.  Morning exercise was cut short by rain but I think my dog and I needed the break.  I had acupuncture early anyway.
    After acupuncture I went to the market for a few things.  My brain tried to show me the joys of grabbing a goody from the checkout display with a full color movie of me shoving it in my face.  I don't even know what it was yet my imagination was convinced I wanted it.  I didn't touch it.  I left the store with my healthy Whole30 items.
    I made steamed clams and king crab over zucchini and yellow squash in a tomato, garlic, fresh basil sauce with black olives and coconut milk added.  
    I was going to have more king crab for dinner but changed my mind and cooked my remaining ground turkey while I sauteed some bok choy, then added some coconut aminos, beef bone broth with extra gelatin added, fish sauce , fresh ginger, gresh garlic, etc.  Once I removed the turkey I splashed the pan with vinegar, added ghee and shitake, then bamboo shoots and water chestnuts before tossing it all into the bok choy and sauce.  
    So I'm stuffed and I think heading to bed now.  Or as soon as I let me dog out for a final yard break and give treats, brush my own teeth, etc.  lol  
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Ginsky in Gin's 5th Successful Whole30 Log   
    Day 1 is finally here!  I have been prepping for days, weeks even.  Non-compliant foods and drinks have been put away, out of sight, out of mind.
    My freezer is stocked with grass-fed beef, bison, and salmon to keep in rotation with fresh seafood and poultry I will get locally.  I even stocked up a lot of organic frozen green beans and spinach so I won't fall short on veggies if I somehow underestimate my fresh produce needs.  I found a paleo meal delivery that is latex free in all their food prep so I got a few meals that comply with Whole30 just in case I have a day where I just can't make myself cook even my simple go-to dishes.  
    Fridge is stocked with eggs and all kinds of produce thanks to my weekly produce delivery each Wednesday.  I made beef bone broth and also chicken in two separate pots which are currently in the fridge with everything else.  I used a whole chicken plus extra bones from thighs and have the chicken also in the fridge in case I decide to make actual chicken soup.  haha  I'm definitely going to make silky ginger zucchini soup soon. I also still have a few deboned chicken thighs for cooking later.  I also got a pack of sugar free whole30 compliant hot dogs plus a couple packs of compliant bacon for whenever.
    Pantry has been stocked with extra Red Boat fish sauce, coconut aminos,cultured ghee, raw cashews, raw almonds, roasted macadamia nuts, and wild caught canned tuna and salmon, assorted canned tomatoes and other items like green beans, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, olives, etc, plus Biltong sausage sticks for portability and/or emergency snacking.  
    I have left no excuse for failure even if I somehow can't get to the store for the rest of the month.  hahaha, but true.  
    So, after all the prepping I did I woke up this morning and decided to take my dog to the beach.  I made an asparagus and red skin potato fritatta which became my breakfast and lunch so I had a wonderful day at the beach with no worries.  I'm going to make cracklin' chicken for dinner to use the thighs whose bones I stole for my soup pot.  I'll have that with a fresh mixed salad with fresh squeezed lime as a dressing.  I'll be using the lime zest on the chicken before I cut and squeeze it over my salad.  I'm already excited but I'm still too full from lunch to even think about rushing dinner.  
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    fmr_sailor reacted to jmcbn in Constipated. Uncomfortable. Concerned   
    Much of the western world is magnesium deficient as modern farming techniques deplete the magnesium from the soil so it certainly wouldn't do you any harm, and in fact it's one of the supplements I'd recommend that everyone take. Natural Calm Original is the most widely used on the forum, but there are other types available. If you'e going for a tablet go for magnesium citrate as it's more easily absorbed by the body.
    Flaxseed is just a type of a seed and is compliant, yes. It needs to be milled/ground in order to help with the bowel though as if eaten whole it will go straight through the digestive system unabsorbed and it's the oil within the seed that does the magic. A teaspoon in some water each day for a few days should do the trick...
    Hope this helps.
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    fmr_sailor reacted to linguistenator in Accidental slip up   
    Here is some total objectivity for you.
    MOVE ON. FORGET IT. IT DOES NOT MATTER.
    If you had refused to taste your son's custom-made beverage that he was so proud of, can you imagine how hurt his feelings would have been?
    What's more -- you didn't INTENTIONALLY consume any dairy at all. You took a sip, which made your son happy, and later found out there was a little bit of skim milk in it. Probably a totally insignificant amount.
    You already know from past Whole 30s that you don't NEED to eliminate dairy. You choose to, but that's because you have already done the elimination protocol. You don't need this Whole 30 to tell you whether you're sensitive to dairy, so a tiny bit of it hasn't ruined your 30 days.
    I can hear your OCD crying out in anger and pain and frustration. I am also that person. If I were you, I would be just as anguished over an accidental smoothie slip-up. But I would also want a third party to give me the objective feedback I am giving you now.
    It. Does. Not. Matter.
    You didn't break the rules or the spirit of the program. You didn't make an intentional choice to go off-plan. You just ingested an infinitesimal amount of dairy in the course of bonding with your son.
    Let it go.
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    fmr_sailor reacted to MeadowLily in Accidental slip up   
    What would Melissa do?
    Would she keep starting over again. You've completed a few elimination diets and you're up to speed what affects you.
    I don't see the need for restarts under these conditions. You only need one compliant Whole 30 for a Food Reset. After that, we can work on Food Freedom Forever.  There are mini food resets and Melissa has the One Bite Rule. One smoothie slurp would fall under that umbrella.
    Mods and alumni have watched those that keep restarting over and over again.  Some Whole 30 during the week and Ride Their Bike on the weekends. They start over again every Monday.
    Food Freedom Forever is letting go of guilt and anxiety around food. It's about letting go of the exhausting cycles of dieting, food perfection and the resulting stress that follows.  Creating your own positive food management plan may include the One Bite Rule and simply moving on to the next day. 
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    fmr_sailor reacted to ladyshanny in Accidental slip up   
    Ohhhh....that's a tough one, you're asking me to give up my secrets! LOL!
    It's a gray area, I think. After multiple Whole30's, when one is using them for a psychological reset rather than a physiological one, the effects of a non-compliant item may be less impactful if you have already done thorough reintroductions. 
    Is that vague enough for you? LOL!
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    fmr_sailor reacted to MrsZimm13 in My umpteenth attempt   
    Good luck to you!  I know you can do it!  You sound organized and determined.  
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    fmr_sailor got a reaction from GoJo09 in My umpteenth attempt   
    I'm back! I quit weighing myself about a month and a half ago, which I believe was a major hindrance to my ability to complete a Whole30. Actually it was the fear of gaining weight or getting fat. I've been doing body image work and working on intuitive eating. Reading Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon has had a huge impact on my ability to accept whenever my body is going to weigh. I've been struggling with psoriasis on my face (that's new) and issues with constipation, which have been going on most of my adult life. I want to take my newfound comfort with all foods and direct it in a nutritious way. So I plan to begin my Whole 30 on June 21st, the day after my youngest child's birthday. I'm beginning my shopping prep tomorrow, as I have a couple of weeks to get my house ready. Activity of late is distance running (still) and moderately heavy barbell training. Looking forward to finishing, almost two years after I attempted my first W30. I will take it one day at a time. 
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    fmr_sailor got a reaction from MrsZimm13 in My umpteenth attempt   
    Day one went by without much fanfare. My meals looked pretty much the same as they have over the past year. I just made an effort to add a little more fat to the meals.
    I slept like a dream last night, more soundly than I have in a long time. I expected a "sugar headache" this morning of day two, but I feel fine.
    My mom sort of disparaged my trying the Whole30 again, but I don't really care. I just cared for like a second. Lol
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Ginsky in First Timer: Start Date June 19   
    If he doesn't go all in from the start with you, there is hope.  Read Michelle Tam's bio (nom nom paleo) where she explains her husband went paleo and she scoffed at first.  Then she noticed the results...  You're doing a wonderful thing for yourself and setting a beautiful example your family.  
    @fmr_sailor, I refused to do a Whole30 for a solid 6 months before I finally did one.  I had so many rational well thought out excuses, until the time came that I was ready and then it worked.  I'm glad you are feeling ready now and have learned and progressed so much from your previous trials.  
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Ginsky in First Timer: Start Date June 19   
    That's great!  As far as the wedding or any other social events, it helps to eat a full healthy meal before going, drink seltzer or water with lime/lemon so people assume you're drinking and don't try to get you to drink, and bring compliant snacks for emergencies.  I'm a big fan of biltong droewers sausage/sticks for on the go and emergencies.   
    The past is the past, doing this Whole30 and getting prepared is a great example moving forward.  
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Melanie Kemp in First Timer: Start Date June 19   
    Good luck to you, as well! We can be forum buddies, too!
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Melanie Kemp in First Timer: Start Date June 19   
    Hello, everyone! I'm Melanie. I just celebrated my 40th birthday a couple of days ago, I'm a writer, and I'm the mother of 2 boys, ages 8 & 4, the older of whom is autistic. My husband of almost 10 years and I will be doing this together, though I can virtually guarantee you'll never hear from him. One of my best friends is also considering joining the challenge, and I hope I'll be able to expand my support group here.
    I'm here to make big changes and address a myriad of issues. I've had an unhealthy relationship with food punctuated by emotional eating, body image issues, and unhealthy food associations for as long as I can remember. I've also struggled with weight half my life. I developed Hashimoto's thyroiditis at the age of 16 and had the final piece of my thyroid gland removed in 2008 at the age of 30. I've suffered with allergies since I was around 6 years old, asthma since I was 30, and chronic joint pain since I was 19. Over the past two and a half years, I've been treated for depression, have developed anxiety, have begun exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, and have become increasingly unable to cope without food. I am bloated more often than not, acid reflux is now a daily issue when it was once a rarity, my blood pressure is now too high, I am in chronic pain every single day, I have completely lost interest in intimacy, I no longer feel like myself, and my doctors can't provide any advice beyond what I've already tried a hundred times. So I'm here (with the blessing of my primary care physician, who thinks it's an excellent idea) hoping this will be an important part of my transformation. 
    I have a long list of very specific goals that I won't go into here, but I will share a few. I want to know that I'm taking control of my health. I want to have more energy and not feel like I'm completely spent by 10am because I want to be the mother and wife I know I am. I want my wedding ring to fit again. I want to find a way to be healthy without burning myself out micromanaging my diet. I want to sleep well again. In short, I want to reclaim my life. 
    For the remainder of this week and next, I'll be reading the rest of "The Whole 30," cleaning out my pantry & fridge, designating space for non-compliant foods we must keep on hand for my autistic child, planning meals for our first week, drafting my back-up plans, and planning non-food rewards for meeting goals (like just sticking with it!). The entire family will be traveling, as well, since my husband has a business trip while our sons and I will be visiting my hometown. Our challenge begins June 19, the day after my husband gets home and will end 10 days before our 10th wedding anniversary -- giving us a bit of time to reintroduce anything we deem essential to the celebration of that. 
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    fmr_sailor reacted to GoJo09 in GoJo's Mood Altering Whole 30   
    Tried red wine again last night. Let's pretend it was in the interests of scientific observation... Noted symptoms: Didn't feel the same sinus stuffiness as previously (it was very very obvious the day before). Today and yesterday I am notably sadder, but I am also a few days out from my period so I don't know if the feelings can be linked to the wine. 
    All my food/meals were still compliant. 
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    fmr_sailor got a reaction from GoJo09 in My umpteenth attempt   
    I'm back! I quit weighing myself about a month and a half ago, which I believe was a major hindrance to my ability to complete a Whole30. Actually it was the fear of gaining weight or getting fat. I've been doing body image work and working on intuitive eating. Reading Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon has had a huge impact on my ability to accept whenever my body is going to weigh. I've been struggling with psoriasis on my face (that's new) and issues with constipation, which have been going on most of my adult life. I want to take my newfound comfort with all foods and direct it in a nutritious way. So I plan to begin my Whole 30 on June 21st, the day after my youngest child's birthday. I'm beginning my shopping prep tomorrow, as I have a couple of weeks to get my house ready. Activity of late is distance running (still) and moderately heavy barbell training. Looking forward to finishing, almost two years after I attempted my first W30. I will take it one day at a time. 
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    fmr_sailor got a reaction from Heidi Staddon in Starting W30 and marathon training - concerns and questions   
    Using the Galloway method has made my running so much better (more enjoyable & FASTER) after being a die hard running-only runner for 6 years!!
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    fmr_sailor got a reaction from Robin R. in Why does every can of tuna contain soy??   
    Found some canned pink salmon that's compliant. That will have to do!
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Jager07 in My umpteenth attempt   
    NMCC is right.  You've learned a lot and encouraged a bunch of us along the way.  We'll be here when you're ready. 
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    fmr_sailor reacted to NoMoreCrunchyCravings in My umpteenth attempt   
    Not that you have done so, but I think it's important to keep the mindset not that you've failed a w30, but that you've learned a lot about diet and yourself during this last experiment. It's been a valuable lesson that, although you didn't get to finish the entire month, will prepare you for the next time you have a less hectic life schedule and are more able to dedicate the time (oh the time!) to all the prepwork and organization required to make it work.
     
    Good job on how far you came, and congrats on realizing when enough was enough rather than beating yourself up over it for the remainder of the month and being a beast to yourself and your family every minute of it.
     
    You'll be able to restart again if that's in the cards when you're ready!
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    fmr_sailor got a reaction from PaleoPyxis in My umpteenth attempt   
    I bought the lard. :-)
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    fmr_sailor reacted to Jager07 in My umpteenth attempt   
    "Tapped out" like Naked and Afraid call the producers to come get you?