krazy4whole30

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  1. Hello, I'm 23 weeks pregnant and have finally got my taste back for vegetables. I suffered with bad nausea up until a few weeks ago. To combat the nausea, I ate a lot of crackers and rice and bread. To make matters worse, my husband and I moved a couple of weeks ago. It was tough trying to cook in a kitchen when you don't know where anything is located. We ate a lot of meals out too. I've put on more weight than I should have so far. I'm ready to get back on track, but I'm having a problem with breakfast. I take the train to work. I'm up at 5am to catch the 6am train. I don't have a lot of time in the morning. I have to shower in the morning, so it doesn't leave a lot of time for making breakfast. I have such long days and I find it's better for have two mini breakfast. I have enough time to quickly scramble some eggs for breakfast at home, but I find once I get to work, I'm in need of more food before lunch. I don't have the appetite to eat anything more than a few eggs when I first get up, so eating more at home before I go isn't an option. Any ideas on a quick portable breakfast I can eat once I get to work? If it's something I can make in advance and freeze for the week, that's even better.
  2. What counts as fat?

    Hi ShannonM816, Thank you for your reply. I actually love olives, and avocados too. Olives would be a great addition. I never thought about carrying them around with me. I will start bringing them with me to add to my meals. I'm also going to add a little avocado and veggies with my snack to make it a mini meal. That's a great idea. You know, I actually think I was probably eating more starches on my first whole30. I remember eating a lot of sweet potatoes and winter squashes. Maybe I should be a little more consistent and try adding a little starch with lunch too. I only bring starch for lunch if I had leftovers from the night before. I think I am drinking enough water. I also drink a little black coffee in the morning and matcha green tea in the afternoon. The salt raises a good question. So I switched to sea salt and pink salt a few months ago. I did not realize those salts were not iodized. I was salting my food liberally, but was I using the right salt? Will lack of iodine make a difference? My first whole30 I used regular iodized salt. I switched to sea salt because I thought it would be healthier. Before I started the second whole30, my husband and I would go out to eat once maybe twice a week. I'm sure I was getting iodine from that food, but most of food is always made from scratch. I only discovered last Wednesday that I was not ingesting iodized salt. Would this also make a difference? I would love to get 8 hours of sleep, but I get 7 every night. That's pretty consistent, even on the weekends when I'm not working. I try to sleep in, but my body is so used to getting up, that I can't sleep more than 7 hours. If I'm feeling healthy, 7 hours is good for me. I was able to achieve Tigers Blood on 7 hours and I could go all day just fine. I've only worked out twice since during this whole30. I've had no energy to workout, which breaks my heart. When I was working out, I'd eat a couple of eggs about 30 to 60 minutes before I worked out. I was not doing a post workout meal since I live down the street from my gym. I'd hit the gym on my way home from work and then go home, quickly shower, and then eat dinner. I was eating within 30 minutes of working out.
  3. What counts as fat?

    This is my second whole30. My first one was a great success, but this one is failing badly. I'm on day 27 and feel horrible. I've been trying to troubleshoot why I feel tired all the time. Now I'm starting to question as to what's causing my fatigue. In the morning, I take the train to work and I don't leave myself a lot of time to get ready in the morning. My first meal of the day needs to be travel friendly. I've been making beef and spinach muffins. The beef is usually grass fed and ranges in fat percentage from 85% to 95% lean. I'm usually eating at 6am. My lunch isn't until 1pm, so I've been eating a snack around between 10-11am. I was mostly snacking on a couple tbps of almond butter. I recently switched to eggs for a better source of energy. Sometimes I eat a later dinner and eat a snack on the way home. That usually consist of nuts or more eggs. My dinners usually consist of a protein, a starchy veggie and a salad. The salad is romaine lettuce with homemade ranch dressing, which is homemade mayo, whole fat coconut milk, garlic and herbs. I put a couple of tablespoons of dressing on the lettuce. My lunch is either leftovers from dinner or a salad. If I take a salad, I put plenty of dressing on there too. I don't eat too many starchy veggies for lunch. I thought I was getting enough fat since I was eating ground beef for my first meal, but now I'm wondering if it's enough? I always cook the food in coconut oil or ghee. I've been eating egg frittata muffins for breakfast for a very long time. I needed a break so I thought these beef muffins would be a nice change. I'd eat leftovers for breakfast, but I don't have time to sit down and eat at home. I'm already up at 5:10am getting ready to catch a train. I don't have time to get up before that. There is 8oz of frozen spinach between the two muffins too. I can take with me crudite for meal 1 if that will make a difference. I don't understand what I'm doing differently this time than the first time.
  4. I have been a follower of Paleo for a few years now. I ate Paleo most of the time, but going out was always a challenge. I felt good for the most part, but some days were challenging. Last year I thought I developed internal digestion problems. I started at looking into whole30 as a way to get better. Long story short, I had shingles, which caused all my internal pain. Having done all the research on whole30, I still wanted to give it a try. Two months later my fiance and I did our first whole30 in January. We both felt great. We were sleeping through the night. I reached Tiger's Blood on about day 20. I loved the way I felt. Unfortunately, I thought I was invincible after that and went back to some of my old habits. Eating Paleo most of the time still did keep my energy level where it had been. Flash forward to this summer. My fiance and I got married in July. The couple months leading up the wedding was just one long celebration. My body couldn't take anymore. I told my husband I wanted to do whole30 again as a reset and this time pay closer attention to the foods we eat after whole30. Well, I'm on day 22 and I'd love to say that I'm feeling great, but I'm not. Sometimes I think I feel worse now than before I started. I think my husband is feeling better than I am, but he still agrees his first whole30 was better too. I'm at a loss as to what's causing this. I've stayed 100% compliant. The strange this is, I haven't had any cravings. I used to drink wine every now and then, but I have no desire to drink right now. I know a lot of people state the second whole30 is worse because people don't stick to the program, but I am. I'm supposed to do a 5K obstacle course next Saturday. My whole30 will be over by then, but I don't know what I should do. I don't even have energy to workout after work, which really bothers me. If I don't have enough energy to workout after work like I did before, how am I supposed to do a 5K obstacle course? Being fatigued has also affected my work. I'm really struggling to get work done. I can focus and just want to sleep. I'd be willing to continue the whole30 past 30 days if someone else has been in my situation and tells me it gets better. It didn't take this long for me the first time and that was coming off all the holidays. It'd be nice knowing if someone had gone through the same feelings, but told me it got better on day 30. I've considered maybe I haven't eaten enough fat this time? I added eggs to my diet yesterday. I plan on eating eggs everyday to see if that makes a difference. Any suggestions or words of encouragement?