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  1. Early morning workout foods

    I am wondering how everyone does their eating after working out first thing in the AM. I usually get up around 4-4:15, I’ll have 2 hard-boiled eggs before working out (yoga, running, strength training) then some tuna or meat snacks after for protein. My question is, since fats aren’t recommended post-workout, how long should I wait before eating breakfast or having coffee? I usually do coconut milk, collagen peptides, and ghee in my coffee. Even if you don’t know the answer to that question, I’d love to hear folks weigh in on what they’re eating for morning workouts. Thanks in advance!
  2. Hi! The program says the pre and post workout meal cannot replace the breakfast, but what about if the workout is the first thing in the morning? In my case I wake up at 6 am and I have a 30 minute session of exercising at home [A non-equipment routine of jumping jacks + running in place + blurpees + lunges + abdominals + squads + push-ups + body extension] before having breakfast, take a shower and leaving to work. What is an ideal snack that I could have in order to get some energy for the workout and then be able to have a full breakfast in the morning? So far I've been having a small meal like: Orange juice + chicken/egg (protein) + avocado + few nuts (sometimes a banana) therefore, my post-workout meal is my breakfast, what can I have then? I appreciate any advice THANKS!
  3. Pre-workout snacks

    Hello! I am on day 6 of the Whole 30 and am liking it so far. I am a pescatarian but have been also incorporating a bit of chicken into my diet for the month. I am also very active. I workout from 6-7am most mornings, and then bike 20 minutes to work. I have found that I need to have something before I hit the gym otherwise I really struggle with stamina and hunger. I then have my breakfast around 9:00am once I get to work. I have been making these fat balls but am finding them a bit hard to digest first thing in the morning. Does anyone have alternative suggestions of a good small snack that's easily digestible? Thanks! Hannah
  4. Eating Schedule

    This is my second round on Whole 30! The first go around, I didn't have too many issues with 'eating schedules' and got my 3 meals in a day (plus a snack before the gym). I did not, however, eat first thing in the morning. Instead, I'd have my multiple cups of coffee and wouldn't eat till about 3 hours later. This time around, I am trying to do better about cutting my coffee intake and eating when I technically should. I wake up at 6:00am during the week. I am not a morning person and I am the type of person that can't generally stomach food that early in the morning. This time around I have been making my best effort to eat no later than 6:30-6:45 but even that is a struggle. First question: is there anyone else out there that eating so early in the morning is an issue? On the weekends and wake up on my own time, I can easily eat within the hour. Second question (more of if anyone has a suggestion): Since I'm trying to eat earlier, I'm getting hungrier faster and more often but my schedule is pretty tight. I'm trying not to snack in between other than a pre-workout snack but even through my workouts I am extremely hungry. 6:00am - Wakeup. 6:30-6:45am - Food (beyond stuffed) 7:15-8am - Drive to work, guzzling 32oz of water 8-12pm - More h20. Half a gallon usually done by noon. (Pretty hungry by 11am) 12pm - Pre-Workout Snack. Usually compliant Larabar 2pm - Lunch (stuffed) 5-6pm - Drive home. More h20 7-8pm - Dinner (stuffed) 10:30-11pm - Bed time. (Feeling slightly hungry though) I eat a well portioned meal, each meal. I realize that I am very active and my energy levels are NOT lacking, so I know I'm fueling myself. It is a large gap between breakfast and 'lunch' but I can not possibly eat anymore when I'm sitting down eating. I'm considering going back to eating when I get to work because I actually feel hungry then. I never feel hungry at 6am in the morning, even if I didn't eat the night before (old bad habit. not current habit). I keep reading that you should feel hungry when you first wake up and it just doesn't happen to me unless its the weekend (I'm well aware of how ridiculous that sounds). I've tried eating lighter in the mornings and not even that seems to help. Anyone care to add their two cents in? Thanks!
  5. Morning Bloat

    I'm on Day 24 of my 2nd Whole 30 and absolutely loving the effects so far. I mean, LOVING. However, I've found that I'm still often bloated in the mornings (this is something that I've struggled with for a longgg time). If I eat later at night, it's some nuts or nut butter, not a ton of green leafy vegetables or anything like that. Sometimes it goes away after an hour to so of being awake, sometimes not. Does anyone else struggle with this, or have any ideas as to what could be causing my morning bloat?
  6. I'm on Day 16 and I'm hoping that all the great health benefits will kick in soon, but so far my digestion has been a little wonky, I've been having a lot of headaches, I haven't really had much extra energy, and the waistline appears to be holding steady (yes, I know, it's not all about losing weight, but...). I've already realized that I might not be eating enough veggies and added fat so I'm trying to increase those and hoping that helps. I didn't eat great over the weekend so I'm not sure if that set me back (ate Whole30 compliant foods but didn't do great with the meal template). I have a question about eating in the morning: most days I eat within an hour of waking, but three days a week I have to be at work pretty early, so it makes more sense to do the commute first and eat when I arrive. This puts me at more like 1.5+ hours after waking. Is this a huge deal?? Here's what I'm eating today: M1: 1 c. broccoli with sunflower seeds, 1 small sweet potato, 2 hard boiled eggs, a few slices of red bell pepper, 1/2 apple, black coffee M2: steak salad (modified from the Whole30 recipe: arugula, watercress, asparagus, red bell pepper, grape tomatoes, and steak, topped with about 1/3 cup cilantro lime mayo) - altogether includes about 2-3 cups veggies, 1 large palm of steak M3: hamburger with pile of caramelized onions and mushrooms on a bed of sauteed spinach & garlic with guacamole and sweet potato These meals are making me SO FULL and the good thing is I'm not feeling like I need to snack between meals. Please let me know how this sounds. I'm not used to adding fat to my diet! Is this too much fat? Too little? Any advice is appreciated!
  7. One of the main reasons I started the Whole30 was to figure out what was causing the eczema on my torso and back, but for the most part, the rashes are still there. I've seen a lot of people report healthy, glowing skin halfway through their Whole30, but—while my skin was never really in bad shape to begin with (except for the eczema)—I don't think it's really improved at all. In addition, I'm still having trouble dragging myself out of bed in the mornings, and I haven't been able to shake the 3:00pm fog at work. For reference, a typical day looks something like this: Breakfast: Two egg frittata muffin thingies with salt, pepper, paprika, onion, spinach, mushrooms and roasted red peppers; one banana; a mug of green tea. Lunch: Chicken tikka masala (made with crushed tomatoes, coconut milk, spices and veggies); cauliflower rice. Dinner: Spaghetti squash and meat (ground beef) sauce with carrots, peppers and spinach. I should note that—as far as I know—I haven't had a single slip. However, I have had to eat out a couple of times this month, and I'm paranoid that although I made sure to ask all the right questions, I may have been given the wrong information and there may have been something in my food that shouldn't have been there. I don't know this for sure, though. Additionally, a couple of weeks ago I started taking digestive enzymes with every meal, and I've started trying to incorporate a teaspoon or two of Bubbie's sauerkraut every day. I should probably also be drinking more water than I am. Does anyone else with skin issues/grogginess issues—or anyone at all—have any input as to what could be the culprit?
  8. I'm on day 25 and have noticed this week that I really haven't been hungry when I wake up in the mornings. Weeks 1, 2, and 3 my stomach was generally a little grumbly in the morning and that obviously made me ready to eat breakfast. This week, not so much. I've still been having a "Meal 1" but is there a point when I should listen to my body and instead eat when I'm hungry? Especially since I'm coming toward the end of my Whole 30...I'd really appreciate some advice and input from anyone who might have experienced this. Thanks!
  9. I'm currently on day 9 of my first Whole 30 which I'm following strictly having read 'It starts with food'. I'm not having much fruit, hardly any snacks - maybe a few nuts, I don't get hungry between meals. I'm having plenty of good fat and protein, loads of different veg. I haven't calculated what carbs I'm having but I think its a bit on the low side. For many years have had the problem that I'm very sluggish first thing, I usually want some extra sleep. I might be yawning a bit in the evening but when I go to bed my mind starts going and I won't go to sleep for quite a while. I also got very lethargic at certain points in the day, particularly late afternoon. I seldom have enough energy that I can sustain much exercise. Concentration was increasingly a problem. I didn't have a weight problem, my blood tests were all spot on so the doctor could offer no advice. I already had what I thought of as a good diet - I didn't eat junk. My energy is now much more stable though still quite low overall, but I still have this problem with waking up and going to sleep. I have a feeling that this won't be resolved by continuing with the plan as I am doing, and I'm concerned that my progress will be negatively affected by lack of quality sleep. , especially after reading 'The Paleo Solution' where the importance of sleep is greatly stressed. Things I've tried include not looking at any screens an hour before bed or doing anything else that's stimulating. I have a cup of camomile tea before bed sometimes. I don't have caffeine in the PM - I do have a coffee first thing. I don't have any particular stress or worry at the moment that would upset my sleep. In the past I've just put this down to being a "night owl" but I was hopeful the new diet could turn that around. Are my cortisol levels wrong - too low in the morning and too high later on? Could it be related to carbs? This is the thing I'm unsure of - I don't want to have too much and not be able to become 'fat adapted' or too little and not be able to perform, or end up in ketosis. I'm going to try having a bit more in "meal 3". Many thanks David
  10. Hi Folks, I've seen this commented elsewhere but wanted to dedicate a post to the Bullet Proof Coffee bonanza ( I'd love to know: 1) Have any of you tried it? Naturally on the Whole30 we would only used clarified butter/ghee. 2) Can we make this Whole30 legal by considering the ghee in the coffee to be our Meal 1 serving of fat? Then just eat protein and veggies to complete the meal? Thanks!
  11. Hey fellow W30 warriors--I'm on day 16 and have been waking up with headaches for the last five mornings or so. Any idea what could be causing this? I'm still drinking coffee so it shouldn't be caffeine withdrawl, but there's a good chance I'm dehydrated. I've also had that gross taste in my mouth since day 3 or so, if that gives anyone any clues... Thanks in advance!