fmr_sailor reacted to Sarasaurus in Sara's Whole30
Meal 1: sauteed kale/spinach/onion, roasted tomatoes, 1/2 chicken apple sausage, 2 eggs, drizzle of olive oil
Meal 2: 2 hot dogs, green beans w/ coconut oil, blueberries w/ coconut milk
Snack: ~2 spoonfuls coconut butter, 2 slices deli turkey
Meal 3: 2 slices prosciutto, roasted butternut squash, kiwi
The snack today was a mistake - I wasn't paying attention to the time and it was late enough I should have just had dinner. Instead, I had the snack then wasn't hungry for dinner until late. I found Mel Joulwan's homemade coconut butter recipe and tried it today. I can see how it could be food without brakes for some; fortunately I thought it was good, but not good enough to make me crazy! Also found compliant prosciutto at the grocery store and it was nice to have a new protein/fat.
I did pretty well with the "just eating" thing at breakfast, got interrupted a few times during lunch (I was at work), and totally failed at dinner - it was late when I was eating and I had food prep I needed to get done for the week so I ate while cooking.
fmr_sailor got a reaction from Sarasaurus in Sara's Whole30
I workout first thing in the morning (5:30 am). I carry a small lunch bag with a few plastic ice packs in it for my post-WO meal. I put in a few slices of my chicken I already have cooked in the fridge and a few pieces of sweet potato. I leave the bag in the car, and when I get in to head home, I eat it then. It makes it a lot easier to get home, unpack my gym bag and start breakfast without getting weak feeling needing food. Hope that helps!
fmr_sailor reacted to Sarasaurus in Sara's Whole30
Meal 1: sauteed onion, spinach, roasted carrots and beets, 1/2 chicken apple sausage, 2 eggs, kiwi
Meal 2: salad (1/2#) with chicken and roasted tomatoes, Tessemae's lemon garlic dressing, 1/2 avocado, mixed berries w/ coconut milk
preWO: 2 slices deli turkey w/ pesto tomato mayo
postWO: 1 slice deli turkey
Meal 3: hamburger patty w/ horseradish mayo, green beans w/ coconut oil, watermelon
I've been thinking about how to rearrange my evenings so that I can have a proper postWO "meal". I go to Crossfit at 7 and it lasts around an hour, then I go straight home (5-10 min drive) and start making dinner. Since I'm usually eating dinner 30-40 minutes after finishing my workout, a postWO seemed unnecessary and kind of silly - would it really make a difference if I got that protein in my stomach 15 minutes before my whole dinner? But I haven't been feeling quite as good in my workouts so decided to change it up: tonight I got home and immediately ate a slice of turkey, then showered and changed, then started dinner. This pushes dinner back pretty late (9 or after) so I kept it on the small end of the template. I'm curious to see if I feel like I'm recovering better, although it will be hard to tell if it's due to the new eating schedule or if I've just been fat adapting/adjusting in some other way.
fmr_sailor reacted to dpearson in Frozen lunches (like Lean Cuisine)
I make 5 days worth of lunches and breakfast on Saturday or Sunday and keep them in the fridge all week. Easy to reheat and perfect for work. Sometimes I'll do one recipe for breakfast and one recipe for lunch (to keep it easy prep and simple) but I also change it up and do a couple different recipes if I need more variety. This is SO much better than frozen anything at a store, besides frozen veggies I would assume. Some things that I make and put in tupperware are shredded pork loin with cauliflower rice, Paleomg Spaghetti Pizza Casserole, chicken thighs slow cooked in marinara sauce with green olives, chicken sausage and potatoes and peppers, chicken salad on a bed of spinach, etc. Easy stuff that I portion out into 5 containers and the weekdays are a breeze.
I also agree with cooking more in the evening with dinner..I don't do this because I cook for one and it's easier if I just make one portion and be done.
fmr_sailor reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Notice: Whole30 Personal Logs are NOT Moderated
Just a quick change of protocol related to your Whole30 logs.
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Two, these logs will no longer be moderated by the Whole30 team. They are your personal "diaries," and as such deserve the respect to remain your own form of expression, within our general guidelines. (Verbal abuse, profanity, or any sort of disrespectful conduct is never tolerated on the boards, regardless of where it is posted.) We will only comment when asked, or if we feel that significantly unhealthy or dangerous behaviors are taking place.
Three, if you choose to post non-Whole30 meals as part of your log, or go off-plan on purpose, we gently encourage you to make this clear in your log. This will help avoid confusion on the part of those new to the program. This isn't mandatory, but we are asking you to help us keep the boards clear and easy to use for all, especially those new to the Whole30.
Finally, for all browsing these logs, know that you have no guarantee that every meal or food posted here is, in fact, Whole30 compliant. Read these logs like you read your labels, and when in doubt, ask/search/read to determine whether something posted in a personal log does, in fact, fit the Whole30 program.
Thank you for doing your part to keep this forum supportive, respectful, and in line with the spirit, intention, and guidelines of our Whole30 program.
fmr_sailor reacted to Equinox in Insomnia - ketosis?
I actually just made some homemade mayo yesterday and I was planning to add it to something for lunch today - haven't decided what yet. It's so hot here I've mainly been grilling all my meat and have been relying on eggs, chicken and pork with occasional beef. I don't like fatty cuts of meat (unless the fat is well incorporated). If I eat a piece of fat from meat I actually feel like throwing up - unless it's bacon! The universal exception - everyone loves bacon, don't they? My protein intake has increased dramatically on the Whole 30 and I'm wondering if that has something to do with it as well. I can't always get the best cuts of meat or prepare them in an optimal way because I'm a single mother on a limited income. I can afford free range eggs but not organic, grass-fed meat. I have to do the best I can with what I have.
I've always eaten a lot of nuts and have never noticed any impact on my digestion, but I'm not sure how I could get enough fat without them because I don't like to just pour oil on everything. I don't really like fat at all unless it comes in the form of cheese or bacon!
I actually just looked up all the carb amounts on what I would eat in a typical day since I started this diet and it looks like I'm well under 100. I think that's just not enough for me. I will attempt to eat more carbs and also pay attention to how much fat I'm getting. Maybe this will help.
fmr_sailor reacted to jmcbn in Insomnia - ketosis?
I'd try alternative (& superior) fat sources - fatty cuts of meat like brisket, olives, home-made mayo etc. Nuts can be hard on the digestive system which could in turn effect your sleep. In fact any problems with your digestive system from your mouth right down to your colon can effect your sleep quality.
fmr_sailor reacted to MeadowLily in Don't over think this.
Raemikky - Welcome.
The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction. To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.
There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices. No cheering crowds "You Go, Girl!"
Nobody may lavish you with praise. In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners. When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind. If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30. Compliant without complaints.
fmr_sailor reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.
This is one of those cases where you can't believe everything you read on the interwebs. Chemistry is complicated and while some manufactured foods and natural foods share similar chemical compounds, they don't all interact with our bodies in the same way. For the purposes of Whole30, simply avoid "MSG" - no outside reading material necessary
fmr_sailor reacted to jpketz in Don't over think this.
Had to chime in and agree wholeheartedly with Robin.
One of the hardest things to do is to keep an otherwise smart person from overthinking. And when you assemble a whole bunch of smart people (like this community) then the temptation is to REALLY overthink things and even sometimes "co-overthink" things. (Â©co-overthink. New term. Thank you). which may explain 4 pages of forum posts on the relative merits of protein powder and bullet-proof coffee (not together). Not that I haven't enjoyed engaging in, and sometimes starting, those esoteric discussions.
I read a book a few years ago called "Younger Next Year" in which the authors break down their exercise and eating program into the phrase: "Move every day, don't eat crap". While I probably could have used a few more particulars about the "crap" I was supposed to avoid, the "move every day" part got me to the gym at 6:30 a.m. nearly every day for a year. Keeping it simple was exactly what I needed.
Michael Pollan's now famous prescription for healthy eating, "Eat food, not too much, mainly plants" is another reductionist, yet amazingly helpful mantra that helps me navigate through the often bewildering post-W30 world along with occasional re-reads of ISWF.
In fact I sometimes REALLYREALLY crave the simplicity of Whole30 because it was so simple. Even though I'm 90% on plan even now, it's still harder out here.
So to all newbies...enjoy the "freedom" of having a well-defined set of guidelines for 30 days. Try underthinking a little and just enjoy the not eating crap.
fmr_sailor reacted to christartist in Don't over think this.
Last time, I 'fudged' the rules, because I trusted my husband to have read the book - he was supposed to be leading us in whole30 while I was trying to get a 45 day yeast cleanse program down! HA! I knew something was wrong when he didn't know what ghee was! ;-)
Anyway - this time, 'I' read the book - and the FREEDOM!!!
I know many folks are torn up about the 'rules' - but for me, with health issues, all related to inflammation, this book, this woe, is FREEDOM!
And, after reading the book FOR MYSELF, I realize several of the food issues that I have had...ways that I have cheated(I was the queen of weight watchers cheating back in the day!), and that it is NOW time to get serious!
I realize that I have been feeding myself poison...even in moderation! I HAVE BEEN POISONING MYSELF! I think it is a pretty sound rule "DO NOT TAKE POISON" Some poisons kill quickly, and some, a long drawn out way. I want to stop this crazy way, and the RULES are not shackles for me, but are like road signs for me to go the right direction!
I'm 52 - over half way to 100. If I live to 100, I want to be healthy, fit, and sound of mind!
Making these choices now will impact my then...and I hope that it is not too late!
Thank you, Robin, for speaking out on the 'rules'!
fmr_sailor reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.
Jtandi and wheresanita -
I am SO GLAD to hear that you guys did what you needed to do to make it through those times. That kind of adaptive thinking and stick-to-it-iveness are evidence of the mindset that gets many first-timers (and even some of us vets) through the rocky first stages. Eventually, you'll get things nailed down. You'll understand your context more and more each day, and planning and preparing will become second nature.
Amy, Susan, Sharon, Kirsteen, Renee (hey, how do I get your fancy accent to type on here?!), and smacd -
Thank you for your kind words and for understanding the intent of my post. I really think we've got the best community out there on the interwebs.
fmr_sailor reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.
Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!
fmr_sailor reacted to Susan W in Don't over think this.
Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)