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  1. Hello I just wrote a huge story and the system crashed:(. So I will keep this brief. I am 12-15 lbs overweight, 5'10 and 46 yrs old female. I am a classic low fat high carb dieter. Prior to whole 30 I was restricting 1600-1700 calories and not losing any weight. I was having snacks all day long (yogurt, low fat popcorn, apples) and now I see why it didn't work. I am on Day 17 and disappointed to discover I am very puffy and heavier. I only eat 3 meals, zero snacks. I had a very upset stomach end week 1 and all through week 2 so I my normal exercise was limited (normally bootcamp 2/week, running 2/week for 30-45 min). How long does the 'fat adaptation' process take for someone like me who was calorie cutting immediately prior? I'm worried I'm actually eating MORE calories on this program, causing weight gain. Also, maybe the fact that I lessened my workouts during week 1 and 2 have contributed? Meals are Whole30: 3 fried eggs/sweet potatoe/onion hash, or I do 3 eggs scrambled with tomatoes and paleo muffin (I know, SWYPO) but my friend lost weight eating them every day on her Whole 30 so I wasn't concerned as I was only eating them at bfast with protein and veggies. Lunch salad with avocado/apple/chicken and Dinner I follow Whole30 Cook book. No snacks. Last week twice I was not feeling well due to upset stomach, so I did have a lara bar and a few almonds. Please help! Tks Megan
  2. I just finished my first Whole30 (though am going to continue for a bit before I start my re-introduction). I'm really interested in the concept of being fat-adapted, but am wondering if I made that shift during my Whole30 or not. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might know if I'm moving in that direction? My primary concern for having not made progress is that I ate potatoes - both sweet and white - pretty regularly throughout my Whole30. I also was eating bananas before my workouts (I, of course, got to the part of It Starts with Food about working out, which says fruit is not a good choice, on DAY 29 - haha). I want to make sure I don't interrupt the fat adaptation process by introducing sugar and carbohydrates (even if in small amounts) during re-introduction. I'm also planning to eat compliantly on the regular, until there is something specific that makes me want to go off-plan, so I'm interested in how to maintain the process of moving towards being fat-adapted. Does anyone have any thoughts on (1) how long it takes, and in what state, to become fat-adapted, (2) how I might know that I am becoming/have become fat-adapted or (3) what Whole30-compliant foods to avoid while trying to become fat-adapted? (the non-compliant ones are pretty obvious ). And please - feel free to bring on the science-y stuff! Thank you!
  3. kellyp

    Fat adaptation

    I had posted some concerns regarding my training since doing the W30. My endurance has been fine but the hard efforts in sprinting were compromised. I felt like my legs were lead. I came across the following article and while some of it is hard for me to understand, it does suggest that being fat adapted is not helpful during sprinting efforts but is for endurance. Since I race bikes, it is imperative that I have not only endurance but sprinting strength as well. I just thought I would like to get some thoughts from others about this. http://jap.physiology.org/content/100/1/7