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unrefinedmind posted a topic in Whole30 for athletesI am 16 days into my first whole30. It's going really well thus far, but I am struggling with the meal times due to my active career/lifestyle. I am a ski and bike patroller at a resort in Colorado. I am either skiing or biking/doing strenuous physical labor for 8-10 hours per day. Of course I have down time, so I'm not outside the entire day, but in general I would say my day is very active. I have always been the type of person that eats something basically every two hours to keep me fueled without feeling too full and crampy while I'm working. Since I don't have a set workout time, it's hard for me to know when is appropriate to have a pre or post workout meal. Should I just try and eat 3 meals anyways, or have 2 snacks during mid morning or afternoon? Although I've stuck to only whole30 foods so far, I have definitely been snacking more than I should and my goal is to establish new meal habits for the future so I don't feel like I need to constantly snack all day. Any advice with this would be greatly appreciated!
I would love to find out how people did the Whole30 while training for endurance events. I am just starting the Whole30 but I still would like to keep my miles at a decent level - going for 2017 in 2017. What have you done for breakfast before long runs? Fueling on the run?
What do you feel constitutes a workout? Would you classify a cycling commute as a workout? Anything that makes you sweat? Any sort of focused activity over a certain caloric threshold? I'm curious because whole I do some light hiking and bike commuting still, I've largely cut back on what I considered intense workouts, but I'm also thinking I may be slightly underfeeding myself with these lighter activities in mind given that I'm also trying not to snack. The kinds of commutes I have in mind are something on the order of 20 somewhat hilly city kilometers in about 50 minutes. It's not what I'd call a "lot" but it's not nothing, and the calorie calculators I've looked at in the past (not recently, I'm trying to balance this more intuitively and because they feel like a scale) called such a commute about 300 calories, but there are a lot of variables like bike weight (mine's light) or gearing. Should I consider activities like this 'workouts'?