• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  1. I am not yet pregnant but am scheduled for a frozen embryo transfer next month. I want to be doing all I can to make it a success, hence why I'm Whole30-ing until I get my big fat positive. My doctor recommended I begin taking a prenatal vitamin right away. I was on Whole30 day 13 until yesterday when I took my old prenatal vitamin without thinking. I had major digestive upset a couple hours later. Sure enough, when I read the label I found it had corn starch in it. Ugh! I've since been on a quest to find a vitamin that both has everything needed for pregnancy AND is grain free. I'm beginning to think one doesn't exist! What do other mamas and mamas-to-be take?
  2. Reintroduction fail!

    My very first Whole 30 ended a few weeks ago. Since then, everything I've tried to reintroduce has been an epic fail. I get cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea (sorry, but it's true), racing heart, achy joints. I tried fresh corn, which I loved and ate regularly without issue before W30. Nope. Grains? Uh-uh. Cheese? Okay, but just a little or else my stomach rolls. I haven't even approached legumes yet. And, silly me, after trying all these foods independently I had pizza last night. I had been craving it something fierce the last couple days and thought, you know what? If I really really want it this bad, I'm going to have it. BIG mistake. All day today I've had the nausea of a pregnant woman to a point of zero appetite and feeling like I might vomit. My knees ache as if I have arthritis. I have low energy and got not even halfway into my daily walk before I had to just quit. As of today I'm back on W30 until I figure out what to do. At this point I'm ready to just go headfirst into a Whole 100! Anyone else have the reintroduction blues?
  3. Day 11: struggling with satiety

    jmcbn, I started doing that with today's workout. I didn't think I was doing enough activity at first to worry about pre/post workout food but now that hunger has become a problem I tried it this morning. I had a boiled egg before going to the gym and half a sweet potato, 2 big egg/veg muffins and a serving of broccoli after.
  4. One thing to keep in mind is that fat comes off so. So. SO. Slow. It is dense and the last place our body turns to for energy to burn. Fast weight loss is a result of water and muscle loss, never fat loss. Also, a generally acceptable "safe" rate of weight loss is 1-2 lb. per week. You averaged right in there! With as active as it sounds like you are there's a good chance you didn't lose muscle and in fact may have gained some. That in itself is an accomplishment! Rock that 6-lb-lighter bod with pride and soldier on!
  5. Day 12, LOVING this program!

    That's amazing! Not even halfway through and it sounds like already your life is changed. Just think of how you'll feel on day 30! I'm also on day 12 and feel the best I've ever felt. I started Whole 30 because I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks a few weeks ago. I get migraines anyway, and the plummeting hormones made me have them nearly 24/7 for about 3 weeks. Plus I was eating my feelings and used the m/c as an excuse to "treat" myself to junk food and an unhealthy amount of alcohol. I was miserable. A few women in my infertility support group did a Whole 30 and got pregnant soon after. I decided to give it a go as a way to be in the best health possible next time we try for a baby. I wear a Fitbit and noticed my RHR has plunged from around 80 to 63 BPM since I started. I have more focus at work and energy, even enough to go to the gym before work most mornings. That never happened before! Aside from a faint 2-day detox headache I've had zero signs of migraines. Sleep the first week was rough but I'm now sleeping deeper than ever. I love the food I'm eating and barely even think about the junk food I thought I couldn't live without. I can't wait to see what day 30 brings!
  6. Day 11: struggling with satiety

    I tried upping fat with dinner last night and it definitely tamed the hunger beast, but I was soooo full. Same with breakfast this morning except I simply could not finish my food. Waiting to see if I get hungry before lunch time. I am active. I usually do 20-30 minutes of HIIT most mornings at the gym, then a 30 minute walk at lunch. I work a desk job and make an effort to get up and move around at least once an hour but an otherwise quite sedentary. I drink a lot of water but am going to try tracking it today to see if I drink as much as I think. Drinking more may be the solution. Thanks for your help!
  7. Day 11: struggling with satiety

    1.5 palms protein - this could be eggs (3), beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, pork chop Fat - usually a handful of cashews (try to limit since not the best fat), 1/2 avocado, 1 thumb coconut oil or heaping handful of olives, or 1 thumb salad dressing made with egg, oil, and coconut milk. Since I'm smaller I stick to the low end of the suggested portion. Veg - I try to include a very large portion of veg. If I had to guess I'd say it's at least 2 heaping cups. I usually have sweet potato once a day and other veg include zucchini, carrots, spaghetti squash, kale, broccoli, spinach, big bowl of salad, Brussels sprouts, okra Fruit - I limit fruit. I may have a small portion with a meal but only in addition to all of the above, never as a replacement (except 2 days when I was traveling I had it instead of veg for 2 meals due to lack of options). I eat this and feel satisfied, but many times am starving by the next meal. I have tried increasing portions but feel stuffed when I do.
  8. This is my very first Whole 30 and I'm getting through it much easier than I thought I would. One struggle I do have though is with hunger between meals. I'm from the 5-6 small meals per day camp so eating three squares for the first time in a decade has been quite a transition! I'm finding that in order to keep from getting absolutely ravenous before my next meal I have to eat beyond satiety at the meal prior. Is that normal/okay? I try to be mindful of getting enough protein and fat and eat according to the meal template. I'm not a very big person and generally exercise about an hour per day (30 min higher intensity, 30 minutes low). Any tips for managing hunger?