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 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.
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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)
fmr_sailor reacted to Jtandi in Don't over think this.
thanks so much for this post! I am on my first whole30 ever (or whole100 if I have my way) and have started to stress out a little bit today. I was actually upset with myself for having 3 pieces of fruit and cashew butter on two different occasions. did I stick to the rules? yes. could my food choices have been better? yes. did I drink diet coke and have cookies for breakfast like I did a week ago? nope. so that is success. I don't want to get discouraged and worry about how I can cook my veggies/meat/whatever.
fmr_sailor reacted to MK0306 in Whole30 causing anxiety/depression?
Day 18, and I'm happy to report no anxiety or depression, no tmj-like symptoms, fatigue, sleep disruption. It was tough working through that, but I'm over the hump. Totally agree there are other ways to reward yourself besides food, just takes a little rewiring!
fmr_sailor reacted to ladyshanny in Whole30 causing anxiety/depression?
Ya, unfortunately that's just one that has to be worked through. It can be a bit startling to really feel the full draw of emotions but you get used to it. Plus you won't always be going through the "withdrawal" stage of being used to eating sugars etc. That part just makes it all worse.
fmr_sailor reacted to missmary in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like
Eggs are a great healthy food, but variety is also good. I don't think it would be *unhealthy* to have 12 eggs in one day, but if you did that every single day, you would be missing out on the particular nutrients that come other protein sources.
I have eggs most days, but rarely more than 4 or 5 in a single day (sometimes over several meals). This leaves room for fish and beef and lamb and turkey and chicken and shellfish and pork
fmr_sailor reacted to ShannonM816 in Don't over think this.
This is okay. It is generally better to have a variety of foods over time, because you get different nutrients from different foods, so be sure you have a variety of vegetables and change up fat and protein sources some, but it's definitely fine to keep it simple rather than making a new and different recipe every day.
fmr_sailor reacted to Physibeth in Don't over think this.
While this doesn't violate any of the rules it isn't your best choice for breakfast. We recommend that all of your meals fit the food template to get the best results from your experience. This means 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies, and 1-2 servings of added fat. Also make sure that your almond milk doesn't contain carrageenan either. I've personally never found an almond milk in the store that didn't have this additive and usually just make my own when I want it.