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  1. Hello! I want to start working out more after work which is around 6:00pm. Anyone have any grand ideas on what I could meal prep and bring to work as a preworkout that I can have either just before leaving work or on my way to the gym? I think it'll really help me be consistent if I go straight from work to the gym instead of stopping at home first to get ready.
  2. 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 =)
  3. Hello WHole30-ers! I am wondering what if any supplements or food are allowed intra-workout (during your workout) and like a banana/coffee BCAA's etc. I presume a banana is a no-go for the use of sugar as energy source. Caffeine e.g. coffee is ok? I use BCAA's and caffeine and pre-whole 30 would usually eat a banana intra workout. I have noticed a decline in the intensity that I could bring to weight lifting specifically; I used to take Amino Energy (caffeine+BCAA+trace amount sugar) and a Whey Protein post workout and nothing before the workout. I have gotten good energy outside of the gym, but that extra that you need at the end of set has not been there for me, is this a time thing? Or a weightlifting thing? I feel like my workouts are at about 60-70% of usual and my recovery time has slowed a bit. Thoughts? And any feedback on this would be great! Thanks!
  4. Pre-wo meal help needed!

    Hello all you lovely Whole 30ers, I completed a Whole 30 last summer and absolutely loved the program. I am prepping for a second round and I have three questions about the pre-workout meal. I am aware of the recommendations on the meal template for a pre-wo meal. "...include a small amount of protein (1/2 a meal size or smaller), and (optionally) a small amount of fat (1/2 a meal size or smaller). Do not add fruit or carb-dense veggies to your pre-workout snack. It specifically says if you train first thing in the morning, something is better than nothing." 1. Does a handful of whole 30 approved nuts and/or seeds or a couple of spoonfuls of nut butter work as a pre-workout meal? I am allergic to the protein in eggs so eggs or any item made with eggs are not an option for me. I have done small portions of chicken with avocado or something similar, but it is hard for me to stomach when I am not hungry (especially if I am training in the morning). 2. Sometimes I work out twice in one day; two mile run with the dogs in the morning before work and then weights, rock climbing or other cross training in the afternoon. Should be eating a pre-workout snack twice in one day? 3. According to the Whole 30 book, coffee should be drunk with a meal as it is an appetite suppressant, but does it have to be with a full meal? Or can coffee be drunk with a pre-workout snack? Thanks in advance! Candice
  5. 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).
  6. Greetings all, I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I actually stopped working out when I started w30 (now on day 17) because I couldn't figure out the whole pre/post workout eating. So I have two things I need help with because I REALLY miss working out. 1. I hate hard boiled eggs. I've tried. I can't get around the sliminess of the white or the taste of the yolk. I hoped it would change as I got into this, but it hasn't. Some non-egg ideas to get a fat and a protein? 2. I am not a morning person. I never will be. My problem is it is just me picking up the little one and getting her fed and put down after work. By the time all that is done on a good day it is between 6:30 and 7. That means I eat a pre-wo snack and then work out and I'm not eating supper until 9:30 or 10 at night! Which is when I need to be getting into bed. Does anyone have some clever ideas on how to schedule all of this differently? It also means literally the only things I will do at night is feed my toddler, eat a snack, workout, eat a snack, prepare food, eat a meal, clean the kitchen, go to bed. This is not practical. Help? TIA!
  7. Hey y'all This is my second whole 30. The first time I did the program it was great. I was doing it to change my eating habits more than trying to lose weight. I would like to know what some of the guys are eating pre and post workout during their whole 30 program. Also, I seem to be losing too much weight. How do I maintain/ gain muscle mass while following the whole 30 and lifting in the gym? It seems like if I do not eat a lot of carbs then I shed so much weight, more than I would like to. My whole reason for this program is to live a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. Thanks, Michael.
  8. Larabars - When to eat?

    So I'm trying to figure out when to incorporate larabars. Being as they are higher in calories and natural occurring sugars, I'm thinking earlier in the day. But how do you guys eat them? How do you make them a meal? I'm on day 1 of Whole30 and still sorting things out. I got these as a source for my sweet tooth, and saw many blogs that recommend them. I workout at 5 am, so maybe as pre workout? Post workout? Breakfast? I'm not sure, what do you guys do?
  9. I just finished my first whole30! I plan on continuing with it. I noticed my energy is more stable throughout the day but not more energy when I run/lift/workout. I actually felt a little slower. I noticed something that said not to eat fruit before a workout?! And not carbs?? Help! Need advice! I've alwayyyyyys eaten a banana before a workout. Sometimes with a spoonful of almond butter. Don't we need carbs before a workout? If you burn carbs and fat during a workout, and you haven't had carbs right before, don't you burn muscle?? I've always been taught to eat sugar and carbs like a banana before a workout. My goal is to lose about 4% fat and gain 5 lbs more muscle.
  10. Pre-Workout Supplements!

    Hey everyone, I have been using a pretrainer / pre-workout caffeine based supplement (ON Essential Amino Energy) for the last few months and have found it has helped me a lot with my energy and motivation levels especially in the mornings when I don't want to get out of bed. It also makes for a kick ass workout. I was just wondering if I can use this on the whole30 diet? I know it has some sort of sugars and soy ingredients and a lot of caffeine, but we are allowed coffee right?! Are there any other options? Cheers! Emma See image search below for ingrediants:
  11. Workout two times per day

    Pls guys need help how organizated food plan when i am doing workout two times per day? in the morning at 6am and at 12:00 circuit, crossfit, strenght workout...sometime i run afternoon late around 8pm..thx Kate
  12. Competition this Saturday

    I have a crossfit competition this Saturday. It's going to be a high of 45, rainy, and 20 mph wind. I've sort of figured out what I want to eat between WODs. However, since the competition is going to start at 9am it's going to be right around freezing. I've been thinking, it might be really nice to have some hot chicken bone broth with some chunks of sweet potatoes in a thermos to have between the WODs. I'm wondering, would bone broth be a good post workout recovery drink?
  13. I am on Day 4 of my first Whole30. So far I feel pretty good! Surprisingly, the hardest thing for me to give up is chewing gum! I'm doing the Chicago Marathon in October. I've continued working out as usual, but have not been able to run this week. Usually, my Saturdays involve a longer run. What would be the best pre/post workout fuel for this? I appreciate your input! Hilda