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    Sarasaurus got a reaction from Lauraco in Sara's Whole30   
    Day 7
    Meal 1: 1/2 baked sweet potato w/ 1/4 can coconut milk, handful of raspberries, 5 slices deli turkey
    Meal 2: broccoli w/ ghee, hamburger patty w/ harissa and 1/2 avocado, 1/2 raw carrot w/ tahini dip, watermelon
    PreWO: hardboiled egg, 4 slices deli turkey, dab of chipotle mayo
    Meal 3: seared salmon, green beans w/ coconut oil, mayo/caper sauce
    Workout: Crossfit
    Felt much better today! Overslept and had to improvise a bit with breakfast - did ok but was hungry by 11:30, and hungry again in the afternoon. The constant need for food prep and planning feels overwhelming at times, and I say that as someone who likes to cook. I have been feeling really good in my workouts, not sure yet whether to attribute that to W30 or just to getting back in my routine after vacation.
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    Sarasaurus reacted to Jager07 in Sara's Whole30   
    Day 30!!!!
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    Sarasaurus reacted to Jager07 in Sara's Whole30   
    Day 27!  You are so close to the finish line.  Yay YOU!  
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    Sarasaurus reacted to Jager07 in Sara's Whole30   
    Hi and welcome back!  I remember your posts from my 1st round in May 2016.  You're awesome and such an encouragement.  
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    Sarasaurus reacted to Juice06870 in Sara's Whole30   
    I am right there with you.  I feel like it took a good 2, or more likely 3 weeks for my body to become fat adapted on my first Whole30.  I am right on day 20 now, so I hope it's the same or better now (it's almost 5 years later now, so I'm sure my body doesn't fire up like it used to).   But I felt the same as you, after it was finished, I stuck to the general template for quite a while and I got even leaner and my energy was excellent.  I started taking it for granted and cheated or splurged a lot more often as the years went by until this past year when i was completely off of the wagon.  I'm hoping I can get back on track and lean back out...and then not fall into the lackadaisical trap again.  
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    Sarasaurus reacted to Juice06870 in Sara's Whole30   
    How have you been feeling since you started?   Better, worse, same? 
    I know what you mean about missing how you felt when you were on the post Whole30 meal regimen.  I mentioned it on my log, but aside from the fact that I need to drop some weight that has quickly latched onto me, I really want to get back to feeling as great as I did on a daily basis when I was eating a lot cleaner and not drinking as much.  I'm on day 18 now, so hopefully I will be there soon.  Good luck.
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    Sarasaurus reacted to Jager07 in Sara's Whole30   
    Congrats on making it to Day 31!  You totally rock and can't wait to see your Day 46 post!
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    Sarasaurus got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Sara's Whole30   
    Day 26
    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
    Workout: None
    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.
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    Sarasaurus reacted to fmr_sailor 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!
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    Sarasaurus got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Sara's Whole30   
    Day 23
    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
    Workout: Crossfit
    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.
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    Sarasaurus reacted to rebbeca in Sara's Whole30   
    I'm with you on needing some kind of snack, even 20 days in. Honestly, I don't know how people do it. If I'm up at 5:30am (my natural, no alarm wake time), I have to eat breakfast by 6:30 right? If I spaced 5 hours between each meal I'd be finishing dinner at 4:30/5 which is way too early for my family. I've been doing 3 meals lately but only if I delay my breakfast until after my family wakes up at 7:30. Might not be wise to wait 2-3 hours to eat breakfast but if I don't I have to snack!
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    Sarasaurus got a reaction from avi.30112003 in Sara's Whole30   
    Day 4
    Meal 1: roasted sweet potato sauteed in avocado oil w/ onion and mushrooms, 1 link Coleman Organic chicken florentine sausage, 2 eggs, 1/4 can coconut cream
    Meal 2: leftover taco seasoned ground turkey with salsa and 1/2 avocado, spinach sauteed in olive oil w/ onion and pine nuts, handful of blueberries with coconut cream
    Meal 3: few bites of leftover tuna and mayo, seared salmon, roasted beets and carrots, sauce made from mayo, dill, lemon juice and capers
    Workout: none