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  1. Hi All, My husband and I are on day 27 of our whole30 and doing great thus far! I have been researching the reintroduction phase, and trying to figure out the best approach with a running we have coming up this weekend. Our last day of whole30 will be Thursday, with reintroduction beginning Friday. Typically before I have a longer distance race, I try to incorporate some carbs generally pasta based 1-2 days before the race. I don't want to come off of the program, and immediately eat a bunch of pasta. Does anyone have tips that they would recommend for the first day to get additional carbs for energy to use for Sundays race/how to re introduce? I don't think we will follow the eactly guide for coming off of whole30 other than 1 new thing then 2 days back on (we will definitely do). Any guidance would be very helpful! We aren't huge distance runners as it is so the fuel is necessary. Thanks!
  2. I'm hoping someone can help me tonight! I unexpectedly had to referee four indoor soccer games tonight. Luckily I had some grilled chicken, carrots, and almond butter with me so I ate that prior to refereeing. Now I'm done and so hungry. I'd like to go home and fix a smaller portion compliant dinner but I'll go to bed right after. Do I wait until morning? For perspective. I'd probably classify what I ate prior as a large snack. I'm on day 5 so I want to stay on track (honestly proud of myself for not resorting to concession stand food!)
  3. I am on day 2 of my second whole 30. My first was several years ago. I started this one because I have gotten back into a bad rut of unhealthy eating habits and have not been exercising like I should. I have run 3 half marathons in the past year and have my first full marathon coming up at the end of February. I had not even thought about how this Whole 30 would effect my training! Part of my problem is that I haven't been training and now I'm on an 8 week plan to get my miles in. I won't be doing the Whole 30 on race day, I'll be reintroducing things by then, but I will be for most of my training. I think eating sweet potatoes the day before long runs will be key for me but I hadn't even thought about race snacks. I currently eat a pureed applesauce pouch but I'm sure it's not compliant. I've read on here that a few people have found compliant electrolyte mixes and pouches, would you please share what they are? Can I buy them on Amazon?? Hearing that everyone's times are much slower while on the Whole 30 is a bit discouraging! I'm not a fast runner by any means but I do have a time goal in mind for my runs. I'm slower than I have been in the past right now due to not running for a while but I was hoping that would get better as I get back into it, however, it doesn't sound like that will happen while doing the Whole 30. Has anyone out there increased time while on a Whole30? During my last Whole30 I wasn't running but I was doing a lot of weight lifting and I got a lot stronger during my Whole30 so I was hoping to have the same positive effect this time. I appreciate any input, have a great day!
  4. Hi all. I am on day 24 of my first Whole30. Overall my energy levels are great (as long as I get enough sleep, which I do need 8 hours of!). But, my running still feels awful. I am someone who always talks about how much I love running. I could easily run 6 miles without having done much in the way of prep. Until now. Every time I run my chest hurts and hills in particular hurt my legs. I no longer love running In terms of nutrition, I have always been a morning runner and have never needed to eat before I head out. My theory was that after a few weeks of the Whole30, my body would be used to burning fat as fuel and I would be able to do the same. But it just hasn't worked out like that. Right now I run 2 or 3 mornings a week and do yoga 3 times a week. The yoga is all good, it's just the running that's giving me issues. I have made sure to eat a lot of starchy vegetables and have potato or sweet potato's at least once if not twice per day. I eat a lot. I actually feel guilty because I eat so much, particularly things like nuts and coconut shavings ( have a snack between lunch and dinner). Despite this I have definitely lost weight and can see and feel the difference (have not weighed myself of course). Anyway, overall I love this program and want to keep eating this way at least most of the time after the 30 days. But the challenge with feeling good and happy running is the one area that has me thinking it's not right for me. Maybe I am just someone who needs more carbs in their life. Your help and advice would be much appreciated. Thanks Yvette
  5. I have a question regarding fueling for long distance runners... This is my first Whole30, and my goal is to get away from processed protein and fuel (*previous quest bar addict here) and reset my body. My typical day consists of a morning run between 5-9 miles at 4:30 AM (fasted) with varying degrees of intensity (at least 2 days a week are high intensity speed training) and either weight training/bikram yoga in the afternoon. Once a week I have a long run 14-20 miles. I eat breakfast immediately post run (typically and elk burger, 1/2 a sweet potato and broccoli or spinach). The issue is I am starving by 11am and have been having an epic bar almost every day (I know no snacks, but I'm dizzy by this point). I work full time and have two toddlers so lunch is whatever leftover meat I have and salad or veggies. I don't have a lunch break so this is typically a fairly small meal. Again, by 3:00pm I'm starving and eat a pre-workout snack of tuna, chicken and veggies. Post afternoon training is dinner, which is normally elk, antelope or chicken with sweet potato and assorted veggies in coconut oil. After I've put the toddlers to bed by 8, I'm starving again and seriously craving a banana and with raw almond butter. Because I'm doing a fasted run in the morning is it ok to eat at night? I feel like I can't sleep I'm so hungry. I feel like my stomach can't handle any more food at "meal" times but I know I'm calorie deficient. As a distance runner I'm fairly lean (avg about 13%bf in training) and don't want to lose any weight that would compromise my health, lead to injury etc. So is it ok to add snacks that are Whole30 compliant?!
  6. I am on week 2 of whole 30 and I feel great, I think my runs are suffering a little bit, but I am hoping that will change over time as my body gets used to this type of eating. I have my second half marathon this weekend and I am not sure if I can do it without fueling with gels and gatorade they provide on the course. Do I bring my own coconut water for electrolytes? Do you think if I bring fruit pouches and lara bars I will be ok? If I do have gels on this race how bad of a setback will this be? since I am new to running and this is my second half, I am still trying to figure things out and this eating paleo makes it so much harder.
  7. Fueling during long runs

    I'm on day 23 and in the process training for a 10 miler. My runs are getting longer (I have six on tap this weekend). I'm curious how people fuel during long runs. Right now, my plan is to try some Whole30 compliant baby food (sweet potatoes and apples) and maybe some coconut water when I finish. I want to get used to my food/liquid intake now to make the race go more smoothly. Pre-Whole30, I would go with GU and Gatorade. They'll have water and Gatorade along the course. And I'm sorry if this has been asked, but I browsed and didn't see anything.
  8. Bare with me this may take a while, my partner and I have been eating real food since the turn of the year, following pretty much the low-carb, medium protein, high fat model as much as possible. Our problem is that we both lack enough energy for exercise a lot of the time and are not sure what we are doing wrong. We both have sedentary Mon-Fri, 9-5 jobs and so try to counteract that by walking at least 90 mins each a day and more at weekends. We have a dog so this is easily done and I walk some of my journey to and from work. Twice a week we do a 40 minute primal fitness session of bodyweight squats, push-up, pull-ups and planks. On the weekend we generally fit in a 20 minute sprint session before breakfast on one of the days, we also do 1 weights session of squats, deadlifts, kettle bell press and chest press and we'll try to fit in a 30 minute bike ride and possibly a bodyweight tabata session. On Mondays and Tuesdays we both generally feel too tired to do anything more than our walks but would like to be able to fit in some more weight training sessions but just can't physically do it. We have just started our first full Whole30 on Monday and plan to continue this throughout August. I want to know how we can adjust the amount we eat so that we can start to feel this magic energy that everyone talks about. A typical days menu would consist of: Meal 1 - 2 poached eggs, a small portion of protein such as ground beef and left over veggies from the night before, for example this morning we had leeks, cabbage and some sweet potato mash. Every day we have half an avo with meal 1. Meal 2 - Roast chicken breast with the skin, lots of lettuce and some cabbage, a tomato, a bit of cucumber, half an avo, homemade mayonnaise. Meal 3 - Steamed Salmon fillet, steamed broccoli, greens, carrot. Your advice would be appreciated.
  9. Marathon Training

    So, I am a college student and I completed my first Whole30 in February, and then I went home for two weeks for Spring Break right after that and I off-roaded, but I didn't read ISWF during my first Whole30 and I reintroduced too many things and completely made myself sick, so I hopped back on right after those two weeks and did another Whole30 in April, this time reading ISWF. I haven't stopped my second Whole30. It's turned into more of Whole60 and I'm on day 53. Now, I ran my first Half Marathon on Day 20 of my second Whole30 and it went GREAT! It was awesome. Didn't have to carboload or anything. Just kept eating my normal foods. I'm now continuing my running training to run a full marathon which is on September 7th. I'm pretty much content with running up to 13-14 miles in my training and I'm comfortable with the foods I've been eating, but I know it's going to be EXTREMELY hard to stay 100% compliant through the entire summer. I really want to stay Whole30 compliant as possible, but it will be hard when I am at home for the summer, especially when my parents are still providing my groceries for the most part. I suppose my biggest worry is that if I off-road, it's going to deeply effect my running. I'm trying not to be over the top with worrying about my food like I have been in the past. Can I offroad occasionally without deeply hurting my runs? Or my body? So, I suppose my question is, should I do a complete reintroduction before I get too far into my marathon training to see what affects my body? Or should I just avoid dairy, grains, legumes, and sugar like the plague? I'm also worried about not eating enough because on the days I long run, I typically don't have much of an appetite. I'm also a salty sweater when I workout and I end up having low salt levels and get kind of nauseous later in the day. How do I fix this? I drink about 4 liters of water a day and I salt my meats and veggies, but it's still been a challenge to get enough sodium. Some people have told me to drink coconut water, but I find coconut water to be absolutely disgusting. I've had the chocolate kind, which is reallly delicious because it tastes like chocolate milk, but I know the chocolate kind isn't Whole30 approved. And it's a bit pricy for a broke college student. Help a young 18 year old girl out
  10. Favorite pre-workout snack?

    I have been taking power yoga in the mornings and given that I'm not a morning person, I often get up and zip right off to class. Trying to figure the best light easy bite of food I can have before I start class. Thoughts?? The class isn't some crazy rigorous cross fit experience by any means, but still I feel it'd be nice to have a little something in my stomach to fuel my practice. Thoughts? Namaste in advance. ;P