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  1. Meal Planning for One

    I will be starting Whole 30 January 8, 2018 and ordered It Starts With You & Whole 30-Day Guide books to begin embracing the process. I have never tried to be on a dedicated plan except 10 years ago when I did Weight Watchers on my own. I did end up losing too much weight in a small amount of time. I am a small framed person, runner and triathlete and constantly have injuries and inflammation issues so after much research, I believe Whole 30 will be the right plan for me. My husband will not join in my Whole 30 journey as he is also a runner and triathlete, and he will never give up some unhealthy food and beverages as I have tried for many years. He is however, supporting me in my quest to get healthy and address my health issues. It will be even an added bonus if I can lose a few pounds in my mid-section. How do I go about doing Whole 30 for just me? I don't see a lot of information regarding how to prep for one person. I don't want to buy so much food and have to waste it. I have been meal prepping for years and I don't believe that will be an issue for me. I really need some recommendations, guidance, resources and tips that will be beneficial for one person to be on the Whole 30 plan. I do extremely well with structure and schedule ( like my training schedule my husband creates and I use daily), and just want to be able to go to one place for meal plans and not have to spend a lot of time thinking about what to shop for, cook etc. Pre-printed plans for one person would be ideal. Is there anything like this? I am excited to commit to Whole 30 as I know I have the drive and dedication when it comes to training and races, so I hope I can be successful with sticking with it. Thanks in advance!
  2. This year for the holiday I will be sticking to a largely Whole30 compliant diet. I am trying to plan Thanksgiving, which I will be hosting at my house, for about 9 people. My husband will have completed his reintroduction by this time, as well as myself, but I find my body functioning better, my energy levels higher, and my migraines have been significantly reduced (though not eliminated). As such, I am going to do my reintroduction, but probably continue to leave out many of the items. Most of the people coming to Thanksgiving still think my Whole30 is a little nutty, but I would like to prepare a largely Whole30 compliant Thanksgiving for my family (with the addition of rolls that I won't be eating). I have seen some cook books for paleo holidays and the like, but I don't want to purchase one and find out it won't work out or that the meals just won't cut it. Any tips or tricks for a holiday that's largely Whole30 compliant? Thanks
  3. Whole 30 for a Dancer

    Well i've been searching for this info throughout the forum and didn't find something quite helpful. Im on my 2nd day of Whole 30 ( I started on the 1st of July but accidentally had a zip of beer.. just one zip and decided to start over.. or what I call a Whole 32) I need help with meals, pwm, timing etc... Ok so here's my daily routine. I wake up at 9:00 am, drink collagen and have breakfast between 30 0r 40 min from waking up, then I prepare myself to go to my dance school. My schedule looks like this: Jazz 11:30-13:00 Ballet 13:00 - 14:30 Break (I usually use this time to eat, have a cup of coffee and do some work, i'm also a designer) Lyrical Jazz 16:30-18:00 Hip-Hop 19:30 - 21:00 Go back home and have a shower, prepare dinner and clean So I really don't know what to eat when?... I mean when should I have pre workout or post workout meals?? Any Suggestions?? I go to bed at 12:00 most of days... This is what my most busy day looks like... some days... like today I came home early cause had some office related work to do.. and my dancing finished at 14:30. I really will appreciate your suggestions. Thank You guys. Much Love -Meiyonce
  4. Hello guys, I'm on my second day and I've been learning a lot here in the forum but there's something I'm not getting. I study and work. I usually have breakfast around between 7 and 9, it depends on the day, and lunch at 12:10 because I have to leave home at 12:30 to get to work and I only get back around 19:30. It seems that ˜7 hours (6-hour shift + transportation) is too much for a gap between meals. If I don't eat a small snack around 16:00, I get home starving and can't control my actions haha. Should I really try not snacking or that is normal? I get home and need to study a little bit more until 23:00 almost every day, so no early dinner :/
  5. Hello, I am on my second Whole30 and doing it with a group, many of whom are first time Whole30'ers. One of the biggest deviations from the plan is that members of my group do not see the point in eating a meal at mealtime if they are not hungry. So, basically, they are skipping meals. I've pointed out that they are not sticking to the plan and posted the "build your plate" graphic, but I am getting a lot of pushback and a lot of "whys." I realized that I don't have a very succinct answer. Can you please help me formulate one? I can't stand it when people don't stick to a program and then say "oh, it didn't work for me." I just want to do what I can to prevent that from happening with my group.\ Also, I think that people are still in the "less food is better" or "I'm tougher than you if I can exist on less food" Advice? Thank you!
  6. We've been doing whole 30 since August. Still sticking with this way of eating most of the time. My bigger problem is finding recipes we like. We're really not picky eaters and I'm a fairly good cook so I'm a little frustrated. I've probably only kept 5-6 recipes to make again. (Not including grilled meats and veggies, egg salads, roasted veetables and pot roast.) I thought it might be fun to post what we had for supper last night (or any other night) and if you liked it. We had chicken skillet with sweet potatoes and apples from wellplated.com. We really liked it and it's very easy to make with enough for leftovers for lunch today. Now I'd love to hear from you!!!
  7. There's Just One Hitch...

    Brand spanking new to Whole30 and couldn't be more excited to start this new adventure! However, I have a wee snag and could use all the advice I can get my eyes on! I work out of town and reside in a camp when I'm on shift. Before I fly up, I pack as many Paleo/Whole30 approved snacks and a couple of frozen homemade meals. However, while I'm in camp, my meals are prepared daily, I'm not allowed to leave the camp during my shift (so no grocery shopping), nor can I take leftovers for lunch the next day. The bright side is the camp does provide fresh raw veggies and fruit. My main concern is the protein. Because I have zero control of my meals, the quality of the ingredients, or their preparation, I fear I will not be successful on this adventure. Is anyone else in a similar position and have been successful on the program? Does anyone have suggestions on what I can do regarding my protein intake?
  8. Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to help me out. I am a veteran Whole30-er (this is my third round!) but I'm in a bit of a pickle. The last two times I did a Whole30, I was able to eat a regular three meals a day (8am, 12pm, 6pm-ish every day) which helped me from getting hungry and kept the sugar dragon packed tightly away in a locked chest where it belongs. However, I am a student working part-time with weird hours this time around, and I can't eat during work, so I'm not sure how to get the food I need while complying with my work's policies. My waitressing shifts start at either 3pm or 5pm and go until 11 a few days a week, and I don't get breaks. The rest of the staff waits and eats dinner after work around 11pm, but I work in a very busy restaurant and I've always found that my energy lags during my shifts. I'm trying not to snack this round of whole30, but I'm not sure what to do to get me through those shifts. I'm not quite sure what to do here. I know much of the Paleo community believes strongly in intermittent fasting, so perhaps this is a good opportunity for that. I've got a few ideas-- I could have a small amount of snack things for dinner that I can grab quietly between tasks (chia pudding maybe?), I could fast during those meal periods, or I could eat dinner around 11 with everyone else. I've done all in the past, but I'm not sure which solution is most in the spirit of the Whole30. What do you guys think? Any creative ideas? Solutions you have for when you can't have proper meals? Thanks so much for your help!! One grateful health-nut to the next, Rose
  9. Hi all! This is my first time posting to the forum, but I am looking for a little help! I live in NYC, and I am very active. When I'm really doing well with my workout regimen, I take a morning workout class at various boutique fitness studios throughout the city. Technically, I live in queens, it takes me an hour to get to work, so I typically choose studios that are a halfway point in my commute. That being said, I don't have time to mess around in the morning. My pre-workout snack is something I can eat with 1 hand, standing in a train (so something packaged) so I usually rely on a banana and coffee (I know, not recommended). My post workout snack is the same deal, some quick protein I can scarf down walking to work, and then I have my actual breakfast once I'm at work. As a result, I also find myself relying on RX bars more than I would like. So, can you give me any recommendations for portable pre/post workout meals that include some sort of wrapping (I don't want to touch any after a class or on the train!!). Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi there, I am on day 10 of my first whole30 and things are starting to get easier I am happy to say! One question that I have when looking at different recipes ideas for meals and working with my meal plan is...what if you don't like fish or any type of seafood for that matter? I really can't stand the smell, taste and texture of seafood...I used to eat tuna fish sandwiches ALL THE TIME as a kid (I am 37 now) but over time I just lost the taste for it. Now it just makes me nauseous to consider eating it. I even don't like chicken salad since it reminds me too much of tuna fish, which my wife thinks is nuts! What concerns me is that by relying on getting my protein solely from eggs, beef, chicken, and some turkey, and not any seafood, I am missing out somehow with my nutrition? I fear it will not be "balanced" as I'm assuming I need to have protein from a wide variety of sources (seafood included). I fear eating too much beef/eggs/poultry would be unhealthy somehow (is that crazy?) I am not completely closed to the idea of trying fish, but everytime I have tried in the past I just could not overcome the psychological disgust and taste/texture. I could live a very happy life never having to taste fish again . But I want to make the most of my whole30 and need some advice if I can keep the seafood out of the equation. Also, to add, would taking an omega-3 pill make sense then if I am not having any fish? It seems like it would be a good idea but I am already into my whole 30 so I think I'd be best to leave that to after I'm done. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi, I'm on Day five and my thighs are bigger. I have not weighed myself, so I have no idea if my weight is different, but I di know that my thighs are rubbing in a way they usually don't and it's uncomfortable. This is my first Whole30. I spent the spring accidentally starving myself because I had (emotionally-linked) general food aversion for the first time in my life. Then I saw that I was thin, and I liked it. And then I spent the summer trying to figure out what I could eat to be healthy and stay thin. I ended up tracking calories for the first time in my life, getting depressed, and generally feeling hungry and guilty a lot of the time. I like that the Whole30 will help me get my head around my relationship with food, but of course I'm scared to lose the confidence and swagger I have when I like the way my body looks. And this thigh-rubbing feeling is making me nervous. Also: I don't understand morning workouts and breakfast. I get up at 4:30, have a cup of coffee and an egg, then work out (HIIT or moderate/heavy weight training for 30-45 minutes.) What comes next, meal-wise, as I hurriedly get myself and my four-year-old out the door by 6:45? I don't seem to have time to eat a post workout meal AND breakfast, and I'm wondering if I can combine them into a meal, and then what meal element to prioritize in that one meal. Thanks for the help!
  12. Hi! I was wondering if this would be a correct day of eating for the whole30 or if i should make some adjustments: Breakfast: 3 eggs (cooked in coconut oil or ghee), 1.5-2 cups kale (cooked in coconut oil or ghee), salsa, a few sugar snap peas, sauerkraut, 1/2 avocado Lunch: grass fed beef, 2 cups swiss chard(cooked in coconut oil or ghee), onion(cooked in coconut oil or ghee), salsa, 1/2 avocado, raspberries, sauerkraut Dinner/PWO: chicken/fish, 1/2 sweet potato, broccoli, sauerkraut Also, I was wondering if the fat in my protein sources/cooking counts towards the fat in my meals. For instance, my sausage, my grass fed beef, my eggs, and some grass fed steaks that I eat have fat in them. Should I add a source of fat to the meal on top of those sources as well? Also, I cook in VERY small amounts of coconut oil or ghee (>1 tsp) so do I count that towards my fat content as well? Thank you!
  13. He everyone! I am going to start my 4th whole 30 this Monday and am looking for some great recipes I can batch cook and freeze for backup. I know that is always our issue with an irregular work schedule and all. So I figured I make sure I have something in the freezer for those days. We don't own a microwave which is maybe a bit inconvenient but hope you have some killer 'batch' recipes you want to share?
  14. Hi All, I run in the morning - straight after I had a glass of water, a cup of coffee and did my physio mobility / strength exercises. My exercises are low key, followed by one of the following runs - I am still not alowed to run continuously after an injury (plus warm-up 1k, cool down 1k): 15x100m technique 4x1600m 10min / 7min / 4min 30x1min 30min easy run I trained for triathlons before I got injured, so I never feel like I really need to fuel for these short sessions, but I am happy to learn more. I feel fine during the runs and I have breakfast within the hour after. If I need to eat - what are some options? I really don't feel like a hard boiled egg and was always more the banana + nut butter type. Help would be uch appreciated Happy running!
  15. 3 meals a day

    Hi, I'm just finishing up my third Whole30 and feeling great! Unfortunately, I haven't read the book "It Starts With Food"(have purchased it now though and it's on it's way to Sweden!) , and a friend pointed out to me that one has to eat 3 meals a day, plus snacks before AND after excising. I've been eating paleo for about 4 years now, and become good at listening to my body, when it needs nutrition and when I am simply just craving. So this whole eating 3 times a day seems like an overkill to me. Does one HAVE to eat three meals a day plus snacks? I usually eat two meals a day, and sometimes a snack, but not every day. If I have the time and I feel hungry enough for it, I eat breakfast, but sometimes breakfast is eaten at lunch, and then I have dinner later that day. When I go to the gym, I go on in the morning, not eating anything before. Then I eat once I get home again, before having to work, study or whatever else I have planned that day. How do you guys follow this "3 meals a day" -rule? Regards, Tine
  16. Whole90! Dizilizi

    I'm back! I have felt myself slipping and sliding back into my old habits, fortunately not all of them, but a lot. So I am back. I want to annihilate my sugar dragon this time. Total annihilation is my goal. I'll do my best to post my meals is time around. I am starting my first year as a middle school teacher, and boy is it gonna be interesting. There is always food at school. But that's ok. I have done this before and can do it again. My goals: prep for the half marathons I have scheduled. Eat right, teach my family (they aren't doing this with me, but they eat what I cook), run, run, run, and teach, teach, teach. Breakfast today: 3 egg omelet with bell peppers and lots of water. Getting ready to pack my lunch, not sure what to pack, but it will compliant, fixing my meals is easy, it's the baked foods that my kids make that get me. I know I will have a hard time finding compliant bacon, fish sauce, canned fruit, and a few other things I can't think of right now. I found bacon last time only to find out it was made with organic honey. I need to check on the smoked pork chops and look at the ingredients for those as well. They are yummy! I did find an electrolyte replacement that is whole30 compliant!! Coco Hydro, and it's pretty good too. I know I can buy coconut water, but having a powdered version is really convenient.
  17. Water - whilst eating...?

    Guys perhaps a random one here. I haven't read the book in some time and will be picking it up again to read through in any case I started a Whole (30/45/60/90/120 - yet to decide) today as in this is my Day 1 and yesterday was Zero. In any case I have put a number of people on to the book and one of those people told me that it advises not to drink while eating your meal is this correct? I'd like to know now so that I have the answer before I get a chance to re-read the book. Many thanks in advance for any help with this. Christiaan
  18. 3 weeks of my meals

    Hola! I've been blogging my journey and have three weeks worth of info on what I ate every day and high level shopping lists. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Please note I'm doing a low carb version, so I don't eat a lot of fruit. I also LOVE steak, so if you don't like red meat or eat a lot of it, sub out with say, chicken. I hate chicken but I choke it down on occasion. For me, the #1 survival tip is doing a lot of bulk cooking and prep. Cooking in large batches, so I can then feast upon the leftovers for the next night or two really helped me from making poor choices.
  19. Question!! So I am in grad school, as well as having nightly volunteer committments, so I am typically up until at least 11:30 or 12. I know the program calls for three meals per day and no snacking, but with breakfast at 8 or 9 every day, lunch at 12 or 12:30, and dinner at 5:30 or 6ish, by the time 10:30/11:00pm rolls around, I find myself hungry again. I'm sure part of it is that late-night snacking habit, but I also think there's an issue in that I'm used to eating at those intervals and it's almost like I'm needing another meal, but don't want to (or think I should, to stick with the program) eat a full meal so late. Any suggestions on what I could eat, or if I should avoid altogether?
  20. Hi everyone, I am new to Whole30- this is day 1! Of all the things I was excited about eating, sauerkraut is #1. I have been eating it straight out of mason jars my entire life. Unfortunately for me, all the canned stuff my grandparents bring me won't work for Whole30. I went to WF & got Bubbie's but still have one final question...how much of it should I eat!? Does it count as a vegetable? Does that mean I can fill one entire side of my plate with it? Or should I take it easy since it's more sodium filled than eating a regular ol' vegetable? Thanks!
  21. I know snacking in between meals is frowned upon, however I'm constantly hungry. I'm on day 11 of my W30 and I can't seem to get enough to eat. I have a 3 week old and I am exclusively breast feeding her. I don't snack on anything that isn't W30 approved, but I am wondering if I should try to cut out the snacks all together or if my body is telling me its hungry because it is. Any other breast feeding moms have this issue?
  22. I have completed my first week of Whole30 and I am starting to feel the changes, hurray! One of the best things about it is that I can go for many hours without being hungry, as opposed to before when I HAD TO eat every three hours. But an hour or two before I go to bed I always get hungry, and I don't get it. I don't want to go to bed hungry, and I don't want to eat much before bed as I suffer from acid reflux. Is it okay to have a snack a couple of hours before bedtime? Or could I do something different about my dinner to avoid the hunger? Dinner usually consists of meat (chicken or fish), baked veggies or salad. It's hard for me to get enough fats as I cannot eat eggs due to intolerance, and I cannot eat avocado or nuts due to IBS. I usually eat olives or use oils on my veggies. This seems complicated, but I hope someone can try to help.
  23. Favorite coconut milk?

    Hey there guys! I just wanted to post to see what your favorite coconut brands to use were and why. I've tried some pretty gnarly ones and some that are okay, though my favorite one so far is also the most expensive so I'm looking for alternatives. Here's a link to my top choice: http://importfood.com/naturalcoconutmilk.html Cha-cha-cha-check it out.
  24. ACL Rehab

    My 17 yr. old underwent ACL and meniscus rebuild on June 19th. She has been very supportive of my W30 that I completed and have continued... Day 45. My daughter is naturally thin and tall. Losing weight is not the reason for her to join the W30... her goal is to clear up her skin and to supplement her ACL/Meniscus rehab with good nutrition so she can pursue her soccer career as intended. She is very picky healthy eater... meat was never important to her... now she can not get enough! Veggies are limited to asparagus, broccoli, cucumber, carrots, lettuce and she just tried zucchini and was ok with it. Fruit - grapes, strawberries, apples and bananas seem to be it... I need help with side items and some workout foods for her... so she will not keep this attitude of "I am only doing this for 30 days...". We all know that as she progresses in her W30 she will feel the benefits outweigh the cravings she still has but I need to get her hooked on some staple foods that she can look forward to... homemade jerky? Is this true? smoothies that would help boost her post workouts... sorry for just rambling... Truly want to help her without sacrificing my yummy leaner track... Help needed
  25. Camping meals/snacks

    Hi, I'll be going on a 4 day backpacking trip in 3 weeks and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on camping meals/snacks.