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  1. I know part of the plan is to not count calories so I haven't been I am on day 7 of my second round of the program. However I have been so tired these last few days and I counted my calories that I had eaten and basically, every day I'm getting around 1100 give or take. (I'm 5'10). I don't really eat any of the whole 30 sauces because Im a picky eater and i think most of them are gross. I also don't like sweet potatoes. Does anyone have any high calorie whole 30 meals or really easy compliant fats that I could add to my food? Has anyone else had this issue?
  2. Hi all, I completed my first Whole30 around 5 days ago. I was a vegetarian for many years: like many others here, I was eating a primarily "healthy," low-fat diet consisting of grains, legumes, and vegetables, though I did indulge in ice cream and sweets from time to time. But 3 years ago, I was beginning to suffer from inexplicable bloating, swelling, crippling fatigue, and joint pain. The most noticeable and strange symptom was the joint pain - my hands and feet would turn bright red after any meal, though particularly after eating any food cooked in oil. Before these symptoms began, I had always maintained a regular weight between 100-102lbs (I'm 5'1"); when these symptoms began, I got so scared to eat anything that I dipped to 90 lbs, tried to do a series of vegan/vegetarian elimination diets, and when none of these worked, I got frustrated and gained up to 108 lbs at one point. I constantly woke up with a swollen face, arms, legs, and hands every day. I have been tested for autoimmune diseases (negative) and other potential GI disorders (also negative). Late last year, I finally got a comprehensive food allergy testing and was found to be allergic to eggs, dairy, and various types of nuts, legumes and seeds. So after 3 years of living in a haze, I decided to try the Whole30 this year. During the 30 days, my symptoms fluctuated quite a bit, even through the last few days. Still, I've experienced significant recovery. My energy levels are elevated. I have only very mild or momentary joint pain after my meals now. Waking up in the mornings without any swelling and sinus symptoms feels miraculous. Overall, I would like to continue with Whole30 principles and build on my current success. One aspect of the diet that I am having an issue is incorporating healthy fats. I have not been able to tolerate any cooked oil very well. I love the taste of olive oil, but it gives me terrible joint pain for some reason. I have not been able to get used to the smell/flavor of coconut and avocado oils, and my digestive symptoms worsen dramatically when I eat nuts, seeds, and eggs. Having been a vegetarian for a long time, the smell of animal fats is very tough to stomach, even though I have started eating lean meats for the Whole30. Whole avocados are good, but I can only eat so many of them. I find myself relying on starchy vegetables for the feeling of satiety most of the time; without eating large amounts of them for breakfast and lunch, I feel very lethargic. I know this all sounds like I'm being way too picky, but I would greatly appreciate your feedback on things I could try in order to incorporate more fat into meals. One very minor concern is that I have dropped to a consistent weight of 95-96 lbs, which causes my body to lose my period (other than that, I feel just fine and more energetic!). Regardless of the number on the scale, I would like to be consuming the nutrients that will help me continue to heal and recover. Thanks for reading!
  3. ashleymcel

    Eat all the fats

    I'm on day 9 of whole 30 and so I haven't cheated yet, but on days like today I've been eating a LOT of fat to substitute my sugar cravings. I had a half a bag of cashews, four tablespoons of cashew butter, a can of coconut milk and an avocado in addition to my usual cooking fats. My biggest goal with the whole 30 is weight loss, but on days like this, would it hinder weight loss? What do you recommend on days when you want to EAT ALL THE THINGS!!!!
  4. avocadojunkie

    avocado

    Day 2 here! Yesterday I had a small avocado and hard boiled egg whites for lunch - egg salad last night a large kale salad with olive oil and vinegar, lots of veggies, tuna and another small avocado diced up. today I had avocado halves with tuna (in water) and lime juice. and cucumbers w/lime juice. Am I going overboard with the avocados? Dinner will be grilled meat & veg (no avocados left)
  5. musclesglasses5

    Starting Today

    Hey all, 25yo male (6'1.5") weighing in around 240 and trying to jumpstart my weight loss so I can get to 215 by my birthday (October 12) with the aim of getting to 190 by early January (January 11). I am familiar with this eating and try to live by it already -- I think the most important thing for me is to stick with it and see what happens not weighing myself for 30 days but trying my hardest to do great. For work related reasons, 3 of the next 4 weeks I'll be in my dry season anyway, so this should work out. I'm sure I'll be back here to post with results and ruminations on how things are going. I need this support and I'm finally ready to make this change in my life so that I can finally see my abs once and for all, hopefully sometime in early '15! Thanks in advance for the support! Zack
  6. missmatie

    Coconut oil vs ghee

    I'm 4 days into my whole 30 and it's going well. I had previously replaced most cooking fat in my daily cooking with coconut oil but picked up some ghee because it was on the list of 'ok to eat.' I'm curious about whether it is a healthier choice to continue to primarily use coconut oil or if the added/different flavor of ghee is an ok swap? I also picked up some avocado oil and love the light flavor. Would it work in mayonnaise? Thanks so much!