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  1. Swimming on Whole30

    One of my goals for my first Whole30, today is Day 10, is to increase my energy level and possibly performance during morning swim workouts with my local masters/adult club (roughly 3000 meters, 3 or 4 timers per week). I am 49 (5-0 in July) and while never competitive on an accomplished level like high school or college, love swimming enough that it's my primary form of exercise. Since I started the Whole30, and realizing I am only 10 days in, swim workouts have been a struggle, or more of a struggle than usual. Can I expect to experience an uptick in energy over the next few weeks? I have been following the recommendation to eat a little protein before workouts (tex-mex chicken frittata "muffin", e.g.) followed by a full breakfast (more of the same with fruit, handful of almonds usually). As of Monday I added potato/starches to 2 or 3 meals. Anyhow, just looking for general nutritional advice and or insights. I'm swimming through the doldrums in the meantime, hoping the water starts to feel a little lighter over the next few weeks. Thanks!
  2. Hey guys!! I've done 2 rounds of Whole30 before and I LOVE how I feel after. This time I'm getting in shape for an upcoming trip, and this week I'm preparing for my March 1st start date by researching (reading the 30 day guide as fast as possible), printing my favourite recipes for easy access, and talking to my friends about my journey! If you would like to chat about Whole30 and nutrition, (and maybe you even have some travel suggestions for Australia) please join me!! We can keep each other excited, motivated and accountable ☺
  3. I got hit with a sore throat last night and a fever today of 100.2. the last thing I want to do is eat, but I was able to make myself drink some soup broth with an added carrot & chicken sausage. Definitely not enough food, but I have zero energy to cook and an upset stomach. anyone else been hit by a cold/flu & have tips on how to get enough food and stay on the whole30 course? My normal go to sans whole30 would be to eat buttered toast or saltines or buttered pasta and ginger ale when I get that upset stomach fluy basically carbs. I should note that I've technically fallen out of plan via sugar. All the throat homeopathic items at my local organic market has some form of sweetener. Small amount yes, but still there. That said I don't want to go off the rails and lose any progress I've been making to id gluten or milk issues. Thanks for any suggestions or tips!
  4. Veteran Whole30er Living Paleo

    I guess we're supposed to introduce ourselves I am not new to Whole30 or this site and forums, but I am new to actively participating on them. I look forward to reading and posting more often, and hopefully being of service to anyone who is new and has questions. My favorite thing is studying nutrition, and I hope (when I stop having kids, just had my third on the 7th!) to get back to College and get a degree in the health field (nutritionist/dietitian/personal trainer mix?) so I can really help people in the future with getting their health in order and looking at food in a different way. The thing I love about Whole30 is that it's not a diet... it's about transformation. It's helping to guide you into learning that food is a fuel source that we can eat, it can be delicious and enjoyable, but that we're not slaves to it. I still need to read Food Freedom Forever, but I know the premise is along the lines of shaping and molding not just ourselves in the way we think and feel about food, but also what we *can* eat, safely, and that will be the most nutritious for us. It is filled with the information we all need to hear about life after Whole30 Well, thanks for stopping in to read
  5. 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!
  6. After more than a year of trying, my hubby and I found out we are expecting on Day 15 of my Whole30! I literally got pregnant on the first day or two of my Whole30! I'm now on day 19 and I'm feeling so good about the healthy choices I've been making since starting my Whole30, and feel that my body could not be more ready for all the work it's doing. I just want to be sure that I'm doing what's best for my little one. Has anyone else had a similar experience, and completed a Whole30 during the first trimester? Obviously, the raw eggs and prosciutto are out (good-bye Whole30 mayo, I miss you already), but are there any other changes I should be making to my Whole30? For instance, should I be upping my healthy fats and cutting back on a protein focused plate? Only 11 days to go and I'm determined to finish with and keep this little sprout growing strong! Thanks everyone!!
  7. So I did it! And it wasn't really that bad. I did fall off the wagon on cigarettes which really ticks me off after my Whole 30. I own that but timeing just wasn't good any way around and had to schedule it with the Whole 30 commencing as my inlaws came into town. My M-i-L is a mess. She is very paranoid about her brain function and is on this very intense supplementation regimine. We are talking a good 40-60 pills a day. I'm a pretty good cook and hearing the constant banter of what she takes and such and how she doens't like this or that, I thought, hey, here's to a glass of wine. My first in 30 days. Good red wine. Naturally occuring sulfites! Yeah! Not so fast. Before my head even hit the pillow I had the worst headache I've had in a long while. It totally sucked. We then go on a road trip for 4 hours to visit his brother. She's also very passive aggressive and I broke and had a smoke. On day 2 post Whole 30. I had quit cold turkey and am just so mad at myself for being week. The next day, after hubby takes them around town, she comes back with groceries. All this processed crap like grain chips, "health bars", sugar drenched coconut creamer, etc. As a gift. AFTER I told her I have stopped using cream in my coffee and I pretty much avoid even prior to the Whole 30, packed food. Then we are asked to pick up desert. I pick up some fruit and some Le Croix prior to going to the bakery for others. She's right with me and starts to have issues when I grabbled a cake I know my nieces love. Hearing someone lecture me about the food dye in a red velvet cake I picked out for my nieces just made me snap. This is coming from someone who takes extreme pills and medication for the remote possibility of getting Alzheimers. She is worried because she never knew one of her real parents. Of all the things. After a doctor lectured her about the strain of what all that puts on the kidney and livers, she added supplements for those too because she "hates" veggies. Blatantly ignoring me and making passive aggressive digs about how I didn't lose a lot of weight for taking such "drastic measures" without being able to turn up the snark completely sucked. Seriously, I'm drastic for tryiing to eat healthy compared to someone who has to take a boatload of supplements against of the advice of a doctor because she eats like crap. The other half has aggreed we no longer travel with his parents. If he wants, fine, but I won't go. And I'll take a trip on my own. Which means it will cost twice as much. And he certainly likes my company better than riding the crazy train. We then got an email notifiying us of a supplement delivery. I'm sorry, but I do not appreciate anyone undermine how I provide good, wholesome food to myself and my husband. BUT, here is the plus. See, having someone blatantly disrespect my conscious choices, firmed up my conviction. I was almost very happy to note the bloat from having two small bites of cake. Or the acid from a sip of a margarita jacked up with super sweet margarita mixes. I could only imagine. how much worse I would have felt had I consumed a whole portion. Being on the road really and having them pick out crap restaurants, really made me miss with a vengeance some of the amazing recipes I've used with my kitchen., I have also noticed that eating 3 full meals at this moment is way too much. I'm going to start working out a lot more and hope to see this change. But in the evening, I'm happy with some protein (usually around 2-3 oz of fish or meat and small salad with veggies.) I'm just very satisfied. My typical day starts with egg or chicken, an avocado, and tomatoes, cukes, and/or bell pepper. By the time lunch is over, I've had a good 7-9 portions of veggies. I don't know if my appetite is lower at days end because I'm nutritionally satiated. But after reading through "It Starts With Food", I believe my appetite has changed because of all the nutrition I'm packing into my body. Regardless, the plus side of my annoyances discussed, was such a powerful confirmation of what the Whole 30 did for me and how much more I love good, healthy food. In the meantime, here's to hoping my coworkers snap up all that crap she stuffed into the pantry I worked hard at organizing. And here's to not being stressed to smoke until the habit is kicked for good. I buried the pack that was half full in my garden in a container to make the whole giving in more difficult.
  8. Someone suggested me to use nutrition supplement for bodybuilding. Is there is any side effect of it? I am confused that use it or not. Please help me to clear my doubt.
  9. Hi guys, This will be my very first whole30 challenge, I don't have the book but have read about it online. I have bad allergies and I hope this lifestyle will help me. As I am typing right now I have red, itchy swollen eyes with lots of discharge and can barely keep my eyes opened. I haven't been to work in over a week, that is how bad it is. This is not the worst of it though, I usually have a swollen mouth with blisters all around, pimples aon my face and chest and sores in my underarms and other parts of my body. So I have really really bad allergies, which is the real reason I am going on this journey. I also have 20 pounds that I would love to shed off and I will not lie, that is equally as important and dealing with the allergies. I will not be doing this with any friend so I will appreciate all the support I can get from the site. I am pretty bad in the kitchen but will do my besty to cook for the all 30 days. The challenge that I will have is I don't eat eggs and most packaged foods and I usually see most whole30 breakfasts consist of a lot of eggs, beacon and other staff I cannot consume, but I will see what I can do. I am going shopping tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday I will be starting with my who;e30. Please be with me on this journey. I really need support.
  10. Fitness Blog + Whole30 Journey

    Check out this fitness blog and whole30 journey! She will inspire and motivate you to keep going! Plus will have some yummy recipe posts worth repeating!
  11. This is my first whole30 and I'm only on day 4 however my runs haven't been easy the last 4 days after reading a few posts I realized many people recommended starchy veggies such as sweet potatoes. So I'm thinking of adding potatoes to dinner but can I eat it with the skin? I love the skin but can't remember where I once read that the skin isn't healthy and should be removed before eating the potato. So for those who eat white/ or sweet potatoes during your whole30 do you peel the skin or keep it? And is it a rule to not eat the skin or it's fine to eat it? Thanks in advance!
  12. I am on day 21 of my Whole30, but I am really not counting. From day 1 I planned on this being a change in my lifestyle, not just a 30 day trial. Because of this mentality, I have told myself to stay calm and do the best you can. I only had a couple of slip ups, that came with drastic consequences (I'll post about my mood swings separately), but mostly I am feeling great and I have lost almost all my joint pain so there is no stopping me now. There is something that has been bothering me. I have given up my kryptonite of cheese in all formats, and the least healthiest thing I eat right now is nuts. I know nuts are allowed in limited quantities, and I follow that rule. It's the labels on nuts that bug me. Has anyone found nuts that don't have sugar in the nutritional label? There is no sugar in the ingredient list so does that mean there is no added sugar? Do almonds naturally contain sugar? (pic of almond bag below) Information below found on Harvard Nutrition website: By law, The Nutrition Facts Label must list the grams of sugar in each product. But some foods naturally contain sugar, while others get theirs from added sweeteners, and food labeling laws don't require companies to differentiate how much sugar is added sugar. That's why you'll need to scan the ingredients list of a food or drink to find the added sugar.
  13. Hi, I am new to this and three days into my first Whole30. I know that it is probably too early for me to be worrying about the Whole30 as a diet, but I was wondering if my fats are too high. I am averaging 100-130g (I think it is grams- I use myfitnesspal to measure?) of fat per day. As much as I am confident these are healthy fats, (although a lot is coming from meat mince so maybe not?) is this too much? I just don't feel as light and un-fatty as I thought I would.
  14. Day 5 had steady, strong energy, no cravings, after the energy slump in 4. It was good. At the end of the day, around 9PM a mild headache set in, and carried over to this morning. I generally only get headaches with a hangover, and not frequently. This one is similar, just a little less noticeable. I woke up around 5AM (which would have been normal given DST shift, even though I wasn't thrilled about that), and downed a glass of water. I'm holding off on Advil to see if I can identify the source. Yesterday's meals: Breakfast: Coffee with 2-3 Tbsp's coconut milk, assorted berries, two slices roasted pears, scrambled eggs, and almonds (no veggies), some crispy bacon. Lunch: leftover prime rib (probably 5-7oz), it had sauteed veggies on it, I added broccoli cooked with Tbsp of clarified butter. I dipped into some of the guac I made my wife. Dinner: One of MDA's sausage and egg to go (, with a cup of canned spinach, and small handful of black olive. I went to Starbucks later to read, had a decaf and brought about 3-4 Tbsp coconut milk with me and stirred it in. I sort of reintroduced coffee that day, but I was only off it a day. I was suspect of the Decaf, the headache set in shortly after, but that seems too convenient of a culprit. Plus the headache lingered through this morn... The last meal was early, but I was banking on the coconut milk in the decaf for calories. Hidration seemed alright to me. Any thoughts? Too little food? Just a normal Day 6 thing? I'm holding off on the Advil until after breakfast sets. Another MDA sausage / egg, with a cup of frozen broccoli pan fried with clarified butter. Thanks for your time! R/ Chad.
  15. Hello All, I am on day 24 of my Whole30, I don't post often but I do like to peruse the forums for inspiration, advice and just to sort of immerse myself in the lifestyle. Everybody here is very kind and supportive. While I was perusing, I just started wondering.... how does everyone deal with conventional type nutritional education in the schools? My oldest daughter is going into first grade so we haven't really run into this yet, but I'm sure we will soon. I want her to know the truth about what is healthful and what is not. But, she obviously needs to be able to do well on future quizzes and such. I suppose I just plan on telling her what I know to be true, but that she has to pay attention in school and answer things their way. Kind of like when I tell her pluto really IS a planet haha. I just hate for her to have to be contradicted and/or conflicted about things. Anybody run into this yet? For myself, I'm almost finished with nursing school, and I know how annoying it is to have to answer "incorrectly" on an exam! grrrrr
  16. I have just accepted a position downtown I am located in River North. I am finding it difficult to dial in a whole30 compliant habit here (there is SO much good food and restaurants everywhere!) Just want to put my foot out and introduce myself to anyone who might be in the area who is pursuing this program and want to successfully get through the program, and maybe offer some tips.
  17. So my little girl is 8 months and just starting to want real food. we aren't pushing solids but are offering them whenever she asks, usually while we're eating our meals. We really want to start her out on the right foot and I am completely opposed to baby cereal since I think it is nutritionally useless. She's still breastfeeding, has never been on formula and never will if I have my way. So my question is, for those who have gone through this before, which foods have you offered first when starting solids for a Whole9 lifestyle? We've done fruits and some veg puree mixes but i want her to have some variety in flavor experiences and most foods have way too much fruit and not enough greens as far as i am concerned.
  18. I am currently training for RAIN, which is a 160 mile bike ride in mid July and need some help figuring out this whole nutrition thing. Background: I currently CrossFit 2-3 times a week and bike 3 times a week (I'm building my base mileage now). Once I switch into full on training mode I will increase my biking to 4 times per week--one long ride, 2 moderate distance rides and then one short recovery ride. I plan on CFing 2-3 week then, too (one day per week I'll do both a moderate distance ride and one CF WOD, every other day I'll CF or bike). In May and June I'll need to complete two century rides and one or two 120 mile rides. My goal is to complete RAIN and that is it--no racing here. I'm planning, with stops, for it to take me about 13 hours. I need to complete it in 14 hours (they end the race after 14 hours). I have no idea how much to eat, what to eat or when to eat for an event like this. I, of course, would like to stay as Paleo as I can (I do eat some dairy, but not a ton and not every day). Also, and I know this is slightly off topic, if anyone has some good cycling websites that can help me define my training plan a little more I would appreciate that as well! I've looked and not found too much.
  19. I am only on Day 7 of my first Whole30 (so far its great!) but I am participating in a CrossFit fundraising event tomorrow that has us doing 24 wods in 24 hours for Special Olympics. I'm slightly concerned about what to take for snacks, energy food to get through the entire 24 hours successfully. We will be doing 10 minute wods which gives me 50 minutes of time to eat before needing to go again. Full meals are obviously out of the question due to time constraints, not to mention the need to get moving again straight away. Does anyone have a good go-to food that helps with recovery but that doesn't sit so heavy in the stomach that they would be capable of wodding again almost immediately? I was thinking nuts, jerky, raw veggies, maybe constant small grazing in this situation? Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to offer!
  20. Hi, I'm looking for some advice on not what to eat per se, but the nutrition breakdown of what I eat. I'm challenging myself with the Whole30 challenge to break a carb habit. I am currently tracking my calorie intake as well as nutrients (fat, carb, and protein) intake. I started tracking out of curiosity, but now figure if I'm doing it, I better make it worthwhile. My question, and what I need help with, is knowing how much or what percent of daily calories should be from fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Does anyone have any insight to this? I am pretty active, I run 20+/- miles a week plus crossfit 4-5 times/week. I am eating 3 meals of a protein source, vegetables, and fat, plus a few snacks of either roasted vegetables or fruit (which I'm scaling back on) but also supplement with a larabar here and there, as well as a tablespoon or two of almond butter. I tried the sweet potato as post-workout food for a few days, but found I could eat through the whole batch in one sitting! I'm on day 5 of my 30 day challenge and don't really feel any different. Thanks for any insight!
  21. Today is Day 1 for me!

    Today is officially day 1 of my Whole30! I finished reading the book a few days ago after I read Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution. Currently, I'm going through Wheat Belly. Anyway, I've never done the Whole30 before, but lately I've been eating the paleo way about 95% of the time. I even signed up for the Whole30 Daily, so hopefully that will help keep me motivated. The hardest part for me will be going without maple syrup. I usually like to make a protein pancake after a hard workout, but I just so happen to be all out of my protein powder sooooo that temptation shouldn't be too bad. I also expect my time of the month to be difficult (which I believe starts in about 4 days or so). But here I am! I'm going to do it! Took my weight and measurements this morning and we will see how I do over the course of the next 30 days!!
  22. Eggs and Cholesterol

    Is eating eggs every morning for breakfast bad for one's cholesterol? Is it better to mainly eat egg whites?