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  1. Hi. I'm having issues feeling nauseous after I eat dinner at night. It seems to be on nights where I've gone to Crossfit/worked out after work and I'm wondering if my body doesn't like the post-workout meal and full dinner all within one-two hours and then pretty much bed an hour later. I did a whole30 in January and my day looked like this and I was totally fine: 8am: breakfast 12pm: pre-workout meal (Applegate hot dog/epic jerky pre-wod) 1230/1pm: post-workout meal (chicken and sweet potato) 3/330pm: lunch 8pm: dinner HOWEVER, I finished graduate school in May and started a new job. I had to switch Crossfit boxes and my new one doesn't have a midday class so I have to go after work. My new day looks like: 8am: breakfast 1230/1pm: lunch 5pm: pre-workout meal (Applegate hot dog/epic jerky pre-wod) 7pm: post-workout meal (chicken and sweet potato) 8pm: dinner I started out eating the same quantity for post-workout meal - 1 med sweet potato and 8oz chicken breast, then I tried cutting the chicken in half. Still getting nauseous after dinner. Thoughts? Can I wait until 8pm to eat or do I really need something immediately after the WOD? I've heard of people eating just 1/2 larabar after the WOD to hold them over until they got their next meal, but they weren't on whole30 and I know we're just supposed to try to eat Whole Foods. I saw someone suggest maybe just protein after the wod, so maybe try 4oz chicken only? Notes: I'm 27, very active, and doing the Whole30 for digestive issues not weight loss. Also I don't tolerate eggs well, so occasionally will eat an Rxbar but no eggs otherwise. Thanks for any help!
  2. I will be starting my first Whole30 tomorrow and I'm a bit lost on the whole pre/post workout meal suggestions. My current schedule is: 5:45am - Wake Up 6:30am - out the door (half hour drive to my box & job) 7am - WOD 8am - shower for work 8:30am - work until 5pm Before Whole30, I've tended to eat a banana or protein bar before my morning WOD, then nothing but coffee until lunch (sometimes a protein shake Post workout). So my question is, should I be eating my meal 1 pre-wo and then like hard boiled eggs/banana post wo? Or should I have hb eggs pre-wo and take my meal 1 with me to work to eat (which is 30-45+ min after I finish the WOD). Honestly, eating a pre-wo, post-wo, AND meal 1 within a 2 1/2 hour time span seems like A LOT of food compared to what I'm used to. And I only have half an hour to shower and get to work as it is... throwing a post workout snack in will mean eating in the 5 minute drive from box to office, then eating my meal soon after arriving at work. Advice please =)
  3. Post WOD Shake

    Hello everyone, I do Crossfit and workout 6 or 7 days a week. I also compete. I'm coming off a different nutrition challenge that didn't go quite as expected. However, I have gotten in the habit of no pre-WOD meal and only a post-WOD shake. I use egg white protein powder and fruit for my shake. The protein powder is egg whites and sunflower lecithin. Should I continue with this trend of no pre-WOD meal and only a post-WOD shake? Is the post-WOD shake whole30 compliant? If not, what alternatives should I be looking into? I plan on meal prepping prior to my comp in April. Any suggestions or recommendations, outside of bake a sweet potato and boil some eggs? Thank you!
  4. Hi everyone, After posting in another topic the other day, I've decided that I am going to do a W30 in March to clean my diet back up and address some new sensitivities that I seem to have developed. My biggest problem is that I seem to be running out of carb sources quickly due to the need to do a low FODMAP protocol this time around and having developed sensitivities to winter squashes. There is conflicting information regarding sweet potatoes and white potatoes on a low FODMAP protocol, but I know that large amounts of sweet potato (more than 1 per day) do not agree with my body. I also cannot tolerate spaghetti squash, butternut squash, or any other winter squash at this time. Anyone have ideas for carb sources? I work out 4-5 (1-3 days of crossfit, 1-2 days of boot camp) days per week and am fairly active on my rest days (I walk my dog 5+ miles on my rest days from the gym) so carbs are a must for me. Thanks! Jen
  5. I am on day 24 of my 1st Whole 30. I initially had some challenges with energy levels during the first half or so of the program. I go to crossfit 5x a week and I was definitely feeling like there was no gas in in the tank. At this point I am feeling GREAT in my workouts, and my performance and recovery has improved. However, I'm CONSTANTLY hungry. One of my goals with the program was to tackle snacking. It has always felt more mental than physical (oh look, it's 10:30, let's have some carbs, oh now it's 3:00, time for an apple!) and while I was able to abstain for the first week and a half or so, but not now. After I eat my meals, I just don't feel fully satisfied, but also can't bring myself to eat much more for a little while. After awhile I then need a snack. Is this typical? Typical day: M1: 1/4 frittata (the whole thing is 6 eggs, one sweet potato, one white potato, mushrooms, onion) Coffee, black M2: I portion canned tuna or 3 hard boiled eggs, made into a "Protein salad" with mayo, 1/2 avocado, roma tomato mixed and put over 2 cups mixed greens Snack: Hard boiled egg, or 1/2 to a full Lara Bar. Whichever I have on hand at the office Pre workout: some carrot sticks and 1/4 avocado or HB egg, sometimes a half a larabar Post WO: some avocado or a few bits of sweet potato, sometimes the other half of a larabar M3: Portion of fish (generally cod or salmon) or 4 eggs - with a veggie and a sauce of some kind I'm drinking herbal tea all afternoon and sipping black coffee throughout the morning on most days as well. Thanks!
  6. I have been eating strict Whole30 (~95% compliant) for nearly 8 months now. It changed my life. A new problem has arisen however. 2 months ago I started crossfit again after over a year off. I was also working a desk job during this time. I left the job shortly after starting crossfit, and recently I have begun to push harder on workouts the last 2-3 weeks. I am completely wiped out. Brain feels like mush, I am sleeping longer than normal, sometimes much longer (11 hrs last night), yet I still feel tired and groggy upon waking. I feel like my body should be adapted to this activity by now, it doesn't feel like the normal "starting-a-new-workout-program sleepiness". I've done crossfit on and off for 4 years and have never felt like this. Which leads me back to diet. Any ideas here? Am I not eating enough carbs? I am constantly, ravenously hungry yet I eat a ton of fat and am most certainly fat adapted to some degree. I literally cannot eat any cleaner and I know I'm getting adequate rest, which is why I'm stumped. Any suggestions would be awesome!
  7. Hey everyone, so I'm on day 8 and I've noticed clothes falling off, which is a good sign, but I'm not in this with a weightloss goal. I am a 5'11 female 165lbs and 18% body fat, very active...but I made a nono and got on the scale this morning and I've lost weight in the last week. I don't need to be saying goodbye to my muscles lol. My diet is Breakfast: 3 eggs, 2 slices compliant bacon, butternut squash, peppers, mushrooms, onions and spinach. Lunch: Big taco salad with compliant salsa and 8oz 93/7 ground beef, with tomato avocado and cucumber. Dinner: Usually 8oz steak or chicken with brussle sprouts, root veggies veggies like turnips, beets and carrots fried in coconut oil. I don't eat sweet potatoes, fruits, nuts or nut butters a lot, because they have always lead to binging for me.
  8. This is day 4 for my husband and I so far we are feeling pretty normal. We haven't had any cravings or lack of energy. Although, I am waiting for the "hangover" to hit us soon, I am not sure when to expect it. Before Whole30, we focused on eating clean throughout the week then on Sunday or Saturday we would have a treat meal like pizza or ice cream. With Whole30, we have been eating a lot more vegetables which was difficult for us. Has anyone skipped over the "hangover" phase or the moody phase or does it hit you later in the process?
  9. Does anyone here do two-a-days? I typically going to crossfit in the am and then spin or yoga at night - 4 to 5 days a week. I make sure I have the proper pre/post workout snack, but does anyone know how that may apply on days when I do a double workout? I suppose you would have a 2nd pre/post workout meal, but that seems like a ton of food, especially in the evening. I typically get home from my 2nd workout by 7 and do not like to have a heavy meal in the evenings. Thanks for the help!
  10. If I'm supposed to eat three meals a day. I understand post workout is a bonus meal. But if I crossfit at 8am and I eat the meal prior to crossfit, is this technically my first meal? Then my bonus meal after, then two more meals to finish the day? It seems like the pre and post combine to make one meal, technically. Does this sound right? Thanks!
  11. Trouble Sleeping

    I am currently on day 13 of the Whole 30 program. In general I feel great! My energy levels are consistent through out the day, I don't have any real sugar cravings and meal prep isn't that difficult anymore. However, this is the first week I've added high intensity exercise to my routine. During the first week, I stuck to cycling/yoga- my energy levels were still all over the place and I didn't want to over exert myself. This week, because I've been feeling stronger, I added crossfit to the mix (3x/wk). My workouts have gone well but now I have problems getting decent sleep at night. I generally do my crossfit workout around 6pm. I'm usually in bed by 9, read for a bit and fall asleep (I haven't watched TV in the evening since I started the program!). After that I tend to be restless and wake up several times through out the night. I finally got over 7 hours last night, but the previous 2 nights have been in the 6 hour range (I'm going off my fitbit data). Over the last weekend I was sleeping great, about 8 to 9 hours a night without waking up. I'm not sure if its totally related to adding crossfit or maybe a combination of that and the "stress" associated with having to get up and go to work (since the weekend sleep quality was excellent). Any one else having the same issue or have some advice on how to get better quality sleep? I would rather not cut crossfit out from my work out regime because I find it fun and challenging, but I'm open to suggestions!
  12. headache from workout?

    So yesterday during crossfit class on my last set of push-ups I got a sharp pain headache. It did go away that morning. But then this morning during class, we did a few push-ups during warm up and as soon as I started my headache came back. I made it through class and took some anacin when I got home. I'm not holding my breathe during tge reps so not sure what's going on? Related to whole30 or just over exertion?
  13. Greetings all! Our little family of four is going grocery shopping today and will be starting this program asap. We are a Crossfit adherent, a former-broken-athlete-now-housewife, an active toddler going through a growth spurt, and an 11.5-month old infant about to be weaned. Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated! The adventure begins...
  14. Fit in 2015

    I am so excited to start Whole 30 on January 1st. For me, this is not a New Years Resolution. It's a lifestyle change. I am looking forward to getting #Fitin2015. I am committing to hitting the gym 5 days a week. #CrossFit #WorkHardLiveFit
  15. Hello all! This will be my 3rd Whole30 and it's the most important one for me. The previous Whole30's I did were at a point where I was already eating "paleo" but need to clean it up some. This time around, I've disappeared from clean eating all together. It's been a year and the weight has packed on. The physical and mental issues with poor eating are killing me. It's time to get back on track. I'm 37 years old and I'm not getting younger. 2015 needs to be my year of taking charge of my health for good and not letting "busy" take over as an excuse as it did for 2014. If this is your first Whole30 or your 30th Whole30, jump in with me. I NEED your support and in turn I'll be your #1 cheerleader. I love to encourage and support others and this time around I also need the support and accountability. Stephanie
  16. I finished my second W30 last week (they were back to back w the exception of reintroduction and a 'special meal'). The first W30 I lost inches and weight, second W30 lost 2 inches not weight and that is ok (I say with partial belief). But, now I'm going to 'ride my own bike' and have a question. I have been eating nuts but occasionally too much (maybe a cup at a time - to finish a meal off, which would technically be like a dessert/snack). Is this bad? I think nuts may be my sugar demon. I know I want to lose a couple of inches, so could this be slowing things down. Not sure... As a side note, I am a 50 years old woman who has been doing crossfit for several years (3 X per week) to keep active and stay healthy. My trainer and I were working on a 10 week strength program to see the improvement of my one max rep over the 10 weeks. The 10 week program started around the same time I began my first W30. I did my max rep at that time to have a base point. This week is week 10 - where I see what my max reps are now. We did back squats today and my max rep went up by 25 lbs! I am very excited about that and I must say that the 'tiger blood' did pay off. I can back squat 180lbs - can't wait to see what my bench press will be on Wednesday:) The W30 definitely helped me with the added energy and the mentality of being able to accomplish something that's difficult!
  17. I'm going to try to make this brief and to - the - point, for everyone's benefit :-) I'm 5'4, 149lb, about 21% body fat. Quick summary of my issues/goals pre-Whole30 (I'm only on day 5), eating issues: 1) constantly hungry 2) constantly hungry 3) insane sugar cravings, over-indulgance 4) NIGHT bingeing <-- huge issue! energy issues: 1) constant fatigue -- actually have a diagnosed "idiopathic hypersomnia" meaning im super tired and they don't know why) 2) major 3pm crashes 3)insane morning fatigue I've read It Starts with Food and am confident that the Whole30 can help me with the above mentioned issues. This, however, is not about that... This is about trying to balance how much i'm eating, with my energy crashes/hunger, with my muscle gain from working out. Here's more pre-question verbose explanations of myself...: () I've been doing CrossFit or ~2 years (love it), but have gained more muscle mass than I'd like. My goal has always been to tone, not grow. Yes i understand the way that muscle mass works, etc. I don't want to give up crossfit, but am less happy with my body than when I was eating low fat cottage cheese/turkey wraps, and hitting the normal-person gym. In response to this, I am doing two things. 1) Cutting weight, increasing reps. and oh well if that doesn't follow the WOD. 2) Looking at how I eat. I've been eating about 75% clean for 2 years.. I just eat a LOT, and feel hungry often... OH, and that other 25%? Ya. Candy bar every day-ish. sugar addicted. Of course my muscles were growing.. because I was feeding them! Here's my question.. really: While my body is adjusting to being fat-adapted (how long does this take?) Will i expect to see weight GAIN? I'm eating a lot more proteins and fats than I'm used to, in an effort to curb my hunger. But I'm afraid that this will lead to more muscle mass, even if I am not lifting as heavy as I used to. I'd like to be able to eat only 3 meals a day but, on day 5 of Whole30, here is what I'm experiencing: 7:00am meal1 - 4 eggs, 3/4 avocado, bell peppers 11:30am meal2 - 1.5 portions protein, 2 cups veggies, 2 portions fat (coconut flakes or cashews yum) 2:00pm HUNGER - small meal - small protein, small veggies, small fats 4:00pm HUNGER, hating being hungry, hating life 4:30pm meal3 - 1.5 portions protein, 2 cups veggies, 2 portions fat 7:30pm hunger, small protein, small fats And lots of cups of tea in between to try and curb hunger. Here's my question part 2... really: So I know the philosophy is if you're hungry, eat more. However how do I balance this with trying to get my body to NOT need food every 2 hours, and also with me fears of gaining more muscle mass in the gym. Thanks in advance
  18. Hi, I'm 15, female, just began crossfitting 3-5 days a week, and I just started my first Whole 30 1/1/14. I'd already been eating paleo for 10 months give or take a couple weeks and I like to think my sugar dragon has been long since vanquished. The majority of the reason I decided to try this out is because around nut butters/coconut manna I literally turn into a black hole and consume it by the jar, which was both expensive and highly uncomfortable at times. I don't have any weight to lose at 5"4 and 114lbs, and I'm actually trying to pack on some muscle in preparation for a crossfit open in a couple months time, as well as the Spartan Sprint in June! My pre-wo meal is currently non-existant considering I feel terrible when I work out soon after eating just about anything, but post-wo I've been sticking to a can of tuna/pink salmon - I should add this salmon has little-to-no fat whatsoever - as well as my Omega 3+ vitamin d supplement (as per recommendation of my cf coach), and a medium sized sweet potato microwaved with some cinnamon. Otherwise I eat plenty of protein, moderate or maybe even slightly low on the carb end (I hardly if ever get the cravings for fruit), and a truckload of fat. Avocados, coconut oil, ghee on veggies, fatty grass-fed steaks, homemade mayo, and countless cans of full fat coconut milk. The problem arises later in the day. Think 9-11pm. I eat dinner anywhere between 7-8, and I've been consistently adding to what I'm consuming for breakfast, lunch, and the aforementioned supper - but no matter what I find myself hungry later. Since my goal is to put on muscle I'm afraid of not eating enough calories and will go eat some eggs, sometimes tea with coconut milk, avocado. If I don't do this I find it difficult to fall asleeo because my stomach rumbles non-stop, to the point that steamed fish and broccoli sounds like a fair deal if it means I can get some sleep. TL;DR: should growing teens such as myself be eating maybe a little outside of the 3 meal + pre/post-wo template? An example of outside of the template would be snacking whenever hungry, even if it isn't really sticking to the template? Thanks in advance! So sorry for the long post.
  19. Can anyone share tips or recommendations for how to eat and fuel for a multi-wod/multi-day Cross fit competition while on Whole30? Thank you!
  20. Hi Everyone! I'm new to the WHOLE30 but not to paleo-style eating. I did another food challenge which introduced me to paelo-food and during the entire 8 week challenge I was 100% on target; not once did I ever cheat. But somehow the moment I ate my first non-paleo food (after the challenge) I was unable to control my cravings and "cheats" from then on. This created a problem because I was not able to get back to my disciplined meal plan and mindset. So when I came across the WHOLE30 system I couldn't wait to get started. So here I am trying to get my healthy lifestyle back. I welcome any and all suggestions, advice and constructive criticism on how to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle. I believe "If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you" (~unknown.) In addition, I have been doing crossfit since April and I believe that with such a high intensity workout, our bodies need "clean" fuel to run properly. I can't wait to get back to where I once was.
  21. Competition this Saturday

    I have a crossfit competition this Saturday. It's going to be a high of 45, rainy, and 20 mph wind. I've sort of figured out what I want to eat between WODs. However, since the competition is going to start at 9am it's going to be right around freezing. I've been thinking, it might be really nice to have some hot chicken bone broth with some chunks of sweet potatoes in a thermos to have between the WODs. I'm wondering, would bone broth be a good post workout recovery drink?
  22. I am just wondering what some of you whole 30'ers out there like to do for your exercise. I JUST ran my first marathon, glad that's over with so I don't have to do it again, hah no I actually enjoyed it but man seriously who has time or wants to go for a 3 hour run on a sunday...NOT ME!! I love the results from lifting, as I want to lose fat and get some definition, but I always get overwhelmed at the gym and which muscles to workout and how to separate my workout days etc. thought about yoga since im rather tightly wound ( whole 30 should help though because I also decrease my caffeine consumption) but I am just wondering what other people out there like doing or what exercise routine they are in.
  23. Daily Menu Critique?

    Would anyone be willing to critique my daily menu? Activity level: Currently, I crossfit 3 days on, 1 day off.. and not much else. I've even taken two days off twice this month as I was feeling tired/cranky/unmotivated (detox?) 140-45 lbs 5'9 female Typical Day on whole 30 BREAKFAST: 2 whole eggs, some salmon, half a sweet potato, some avocado (or pesto or hollandaise), broccoli or greens SNACK: (snacking is a habit I'm trying to break): 1 apple or grapefruit or some carrots LUNCH: home canned salmon (big half pint mason), avocado, greens, sauerkraut maybe, other random veg After work; this is where I usually come home and binge on raw 'treats' paleo treats or nut butter or dates! BUT, for whole 30: my after work snack has varied from 2 fried eggs, a fried apple, some walnuts, dried figs. I just read last night that even reaching for these 'healthy' sugars is giving in to my brain's "sugar tantrum" so today I did the fried eggs. I'm seriously a DRAGON after work and it's disgusting. OK, dinner; on whole 30 I'm RARELY HUNGRY for dinner!!! At first I thought it was working out (I am not hungry after destroying myself- it takes 20 minutes). If I do have dinner, I kind of choke it down because I want the protein; DINNER: Salmon or halibut, plug or minus eggs, avocado or pesto, winter squash or sweet potato, random veggies or greens. We eat pretty seasonally here because are options are limited. POST WORKOUT: another can of salmon plain or egg I feel stuffed, satisfied, I am still struggling with the emotional cravings, ie. I get off the phone with my mother and I want SUGAR!! Am I eating too much fat? Avocado, ghee, coconut oil, coconut milk, full eggs, salmon!!? I love fat, it's never been a problem, nut bingeing has and sugar. I seriously eat about a sweet potato a day, is that okay? I would love feedback!! Thank you in advance!!!
  24. On days I do CrossFit, I usually get up at 5am, get dressed and get something in my tummy before I hit the box at 5:30 Last year, I began using Vega Sport Products, because they really aided in my recovery during marathon training. But they aren't exactly Whole 30 compliant.... The Pre-Workout Energizer has sugar from brown rice syrup and organic palm nectar. I will not workout on a full tummy, drinks are it Vega Sport - which I drink after a WOD - has protein from peas, sacha inchi, sprouted whole grain brown rice and alfalfa I know that legume and rice protein aren't great, but I don't know what else to eat! Since I go right home after I workout and eat within about 30 minutes, should I just skip the recovery drink for the duration? I'm open to any and all suggestions, thanks!
  25. Why CrossFit? Why not?

    Ok, CrossFitters past & present... I'm seriously considering signing up. Cons are it's a bit pricey & about a half hour's drive from my home. So what are the positives? What's so great about it? Go!