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  1. Hey everyone, posting this because I couldn't really find much searching through this forum about 2-a-day workouts specifically (if a thread already exists I apologize in advance and would appreciate a link though)! I'm on day 8 and starting to get back to my normal training schedule - I took the first week relatively easy - and would like some help building a good meal plan/schedule. Because of the conflicting guidance on trying to eat 3 big meals + pre and post workout snacks, but also the recommendation to not snack if you don't need to, is making this really confusing for me. A typical day looks like this: 5:30am wakeup - handful of cashews or almonds 6am - workout 1 (usually a run or bike) PWO - usually I just go straight into breakfast or have a banana or something while making breakfast 8/8:30 - breakfast: coffee, veg. frittata, berries, sometimes if extra hungry I'll add starchy veg. and avocado or spoonful of almond butter 11:30/12 - lunch: meat + veg (ex. leftover pulled pork and roasted veggies + cauli rice, or beef + veg chili w/ sweet potato), fruit 3:30 - snack, like an apple or carrots + nuts 5pm - workout 2 (sometimes another cardio like a bike or swim, but usually strength training like crossfit, or yoga) PWO - RX bar or lara bar before shower/making dinner (before whole30, I would have collagen protein mixed into OJ, or banana + pb) 7pm - dinner: meat + non-starchy veg + starchy veg + fat 8-9pm - sometimes before bed I'll have tea + frozen mango or berries It seems like enough food, almost too much, and I don't really feel hungry during the day but sometimes in the evening I've been getting pretty hungry, even this past week when I was for the most part only doing 1 workout per day. And, I know I know - postworkout I probably should be getting more protein and using RX/lara bars only for emergencies, but eating meat+potatoes post workout is supremely NOT appetizing to me and I would rather get in some fuel than none at all. But obviously I'm open to suggestions or I wouldn't be posting this so I appreciate any and all comments! Thanks!
  2. I 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!
  3. 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 =)
  4. Kzimm27

    When to eat what?

    Hi there! I'm new to the Whole30 and need some help finalizing my meal plans. There's a ton of info and I'm a bit overwhelmed with trying to read anymore. I generally work out up to 5x a week, otherwise my job is mostly sedentary. On the days that I work out, I'm wondering what some suggestions are for Pre and Post workout meals. (I've tried looking up ideas and have been left a little uninspired and unsure). Also, I had planned to have a serving of sweet potatoes, protein (meat) and eggs with my breakfast on most mornings, in order to satiate me throughout the day since I am usually active and have a fast metabolism. Is this a good time to have sweet potatoes and eggs? And, if so, I'm assuming this will influence what I have for pre and post workout (I assume I shouldn't have too many servings of eggs, and I also don't want to eat more than one serving of sweet potatoes). Any suggestions for specific pre and post workout meals would be wonderful, as well as whether my breakfast idea is good or could be improved. For lunch I plan to switch between compliant turkey burgers with guac and mustard, a side salad, and a serving of fruit, and an Italian sausage spaghetti squash bake with a serving of fruit. My dinner will consist of lots of veggies, salad, and a protein choice. Is it okay to eat frozen bananas with coconut and almond butter as an after dinner snack when/if you become hungry (I often feel very hungry about 2 hours after dinner on nights I work out and find that I need more food).
  5. I'm curious about the reason why we should eat within an hour after waking. I have read the Whole30 book but don't remember reading that. I am all for it but I usually eat just after an hour after waking- sometimes longer sometimes shorter- but I am open to change if this will make things better. Does have tea with coconut milk count or does it mean eating my meal 1 within an hour after waking?
  6. Hello all, I will be starting my first Whole30 on February 1st, so apologies for the n00b question, but I'm trying to figure out if I need to plan on 3 or 4 meals in a day given my schedule. The eating within an hour of wakeup thing is the toughest. Right now my day looks like this: 5:15 or earlier wakeup when husband's alarm goes off, futz around on my phone while husband showers 5:45 actually get out of bed, get ready for the day 6/6:30 toddler wakes up, I get her ready for the day 6:30/6:45, sometimes as late as 7... breakfast 7:30 leave for the day I usually eat a big snack around 10:30 or 11 (4-4.5 hrs after breakfast) and lunch at 1 or 1:30 (only 2.5-3 hrs after my snack) Get home from work around 5:45 (the most I walk on the way home is a mile, usually it's much less than that) Dinner between 6 and 6:15. Can't move dinner because it's our only family time, and it's about 4 hrs before I go to bed, so that timing feels right to me - it's the other 2 or 3 meals I need to figure out. I walk 3 miles to work (including carrying my 25# kid the first 3/4 mile to daycare dropoff), which I could perhaps treat as a workout and do pre/post snacks? Early breakfast is tricky as toddler wakeup time is wildly variable, and most days I only have a few minutes to get myself ready in peace before she wakes up. Anyway, any suggestions you could offer would be most appreciated.
  7. Hi, I'm on Day 27 and have much less joint pain (YAY!) but remain digestively and energetically challenged. I saw a new naturopathic doctor this morning because I am considering food allergy/sensitivity blood testing (and she is helping with mid-life hormonal challenges). She advised never combining protein with a starchy carb like sweet potatoes, because it is bad for digestion and is inflammatory. She didn't get too much into the science behind this, I think her clinic comes from more of an Eastern/ayurvedic mindset. This has rocked my world and thrown me a little off balance. I love my sweet potatoes and am an athlete so need me some carbs on a regular basis. She suggested having one meal that is carb-centric, like fruit, followed by sweet potatoes and other veggies. That me. She also suggested timing meals differently - she said if I am combining foods properly, I should be very hungry every three hours. I'm not loving where that's going - I've started really liking waiting 4-5 hours in between meals. Could you please comment on all of this? I know you're probably going to say "doctor > Whole30" but I'd love to get your take on the nutritional/digestive science behind combining proteins with starchy vegetables. Thank you!
  8. 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!