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  1. Got started on Monday

    My wife and I are doing this because as we (especially I) have aged, we are finding more aches, pains, and issues then we have had in the past. I am a 20-30 mile a week runner and feel my eat anything diet has caught up with me. Wish us luck, day 3 and I am full but tired.
  2. Calcium / Iron Supplements?

    Hi all! First time Whole30-er here. I'm an active runner and pescatarian by choice (and lactose intolerant, not by choice), and have been taking a number of supplements daily: a multi-vitamin, omega-3 (flax oil), biotin, collagen, and calcium + Vitamin D. I also run between 15-40 miles a week (closer to 15 now that it's January and snowy, though I am still working out hard 6 days a week.) I know that most vitamins are not needed on Whole30 but am concerned about my calcium & iron as I am training for some spring races. Having read a lot of the forum and blog, I have not seen anyone mention a calcium supplement that's approved. I already take one that's vegan but it contains fructose, which is a no-go. I don't eat red meat and the idea of bone broth is revolting..... as is eating fish bones (I really only eat fish because I got very sick not eating any animal protein and training). Would love to know if anyone has found an approved calcium supplement, (and iron supplement but I'm less concerned there) that they could recommend? Thank you!!
  3. On December 13th, I weighed 152 (my peak weight for my 5'5 running frame). I decided to give up sugar as a way to heal my relationship with food as I have struggled with binge eating/restriction for the last eight years. With a few exceptions I stayed on track and felt relieved to have sugar out of the question. Then January 1st came along and I was ready for more. For the last 15 days I have loosely followed Whole30 guidelines as if I was in the "post-Whole 30 phase/rest-of-your-life-phase" according to FFF (I had one beer, almond milk with carrageenen, beef jerky with soy lechitin while traveling, etc.) I weighed myself today and I'm 146! Today, I'm going all in. January 15-February 14th. 30 days. I'm so excited the results from a real Whole 30! It'll be hard, but I'm ready. The main things I want to see: a better relationship with food, the scale reading 142 or less, less pain in my sciatic nerve (I run and hike a lot and it tends to get irked), improved mood, and clearer, glowing skin. Let's do this!!
  4. Running Tired

    I am almost to week 3 of Whole 30. I enjoy the plan and food. I've had great results except for fatigue and lactic acid build up with my runs which I've kept to 3 miles or a little more due to running 5 and feeling like I squatted 1,000 lbs for 5 days. Does anyone else get super tired and sore? I am a personal trainer and centerfield Nutritional Specialist. Not sure why I am not able to perform as well as usual by now. Got any ideas?
  5. I am training for a marathon and just went from 20-25 miles a week to 30-35 miles a week. I also cross train. I eat a big breakfast and then I am not hungry. I make sure I eat lunch but only because if I didn't I would get a migraine. I don't snack, just eat 3 meals a day. It is very strange for me to run more and not be hungry more. Is it because I am eating quality foods with lots of protein? I don't want to eat less and my running to suffer. I also make sure I eat plenty of approved carbs. Could I eat less if I am not hungry? I know, this is not what you are used to...
  6. Hi All, My husband and I are on day 27 of our whole30 and doing great thus far! I have been researching the reintroduction phase, and trying to figure out the best approach with a running we have coming up this weekend. Our last day of whole30 will be Thursday, with reintroduction beginning Friday. Typically before I have a longer distance race, I try to incorporate some carbs generally pasta based 1-2 days before the race. I don't want to come off of the program, and immediately eat a bunch of pasta. Does anyone have tips that they would recommend for the first day to get additional carbs for energy to use for Sundays race/how to re introduce? I don't think we will follow the eactly guide for coming off of whole30 other than 1 new thing then 2 days back on (we will definitely do). Any guidance would be very helpful! We aren't huge distance runners as it is so the fuel is necessary. Thanks!
  7. Hello, I'm in the planning stages of getting ready for my first go at the Whole30. I've done my if/then lists and made my intentions clear to my spouse. I'm currently working on the meal plan and I was super confident until now! Now I'm terrified! I don't have a lot of cooking skills and as I put together my meal plan, based on the whole30 recipes in the book and our own regular fruits/veggies/meats, I'm realizing this is going to be a lot of work and will require a lot of planning and prep all throughout. So any tips and pointers would be greatly appreciated in regards to meal planning. Also, I'm pretty active. I workout 5-6 days/week for 60-75 minutes. I'm training for a half marathon (May), Spartan races (July & September), and a few other runs. I want to make sure I'm still fueled well through this process. Any pointers on foods to include in my plan? I'm looking at starting either this weekend, Feb 12, or next, Feb 19. Thanks in advance! Brandy
  8. Today is the first day of my fourth Whole30. I wish I could say that, after each previous round, my eating habits were pretty good, but I'd be lying. Every time, it's like I'm starting over at the same weight (this time, it's 245.75). I'm hoping that this time, some of the habits stick a little better. The bonus is that this time around, my wife is at least trying to do it with me, though she has a half marathon in 13 days that's going to require carbs (and dairy), which are not part of the program. I hope everyone who's on this journey is having an easy time of it. I'll post stuff as I go along. Yay!!!
  9. Hello! My name is Caroline, and I'm a new member of the Whole30 program. In fact, today is my first day of Whole30. I'm seeking the wisdom of those with experience in maintaining athletic performance while doing Whole30. Any information, advice, or suggestion would be most appreciated. I joined CrossFit last week, and I love it. Though I haven't done every workout RX, I have enjoyed the atmosphere, the competitive nature of the program, the supportive camaraderie, and the sweat. I have been doing CrossFit 5 days/week and completing the WODS. I'm also running 2 days/week. Though I'd like to work up to more run days, I'm also trying to help my body recover. This brings me to my question: what tips do you have for someone who is trying to maintain athletic performance while completing the Whole30? Thank you for your time! Best, Caroline
  10. My Whole30 experience

    I am 42 year old active female who came across the Whole30 through my husband's CrossFit gym. My husband was interested in a 30 day challenge and I thought I would go along for the ride. Since I do the majority of the cooking in the house it was sort of imperative that he had my buy in. I have done other food challenges such as Alejandro Junger's 21 day "Clean" program so I sort of knew what I was in for. I was pleasantly surprised that eating clean according to Whole30 did not deviate much from my typical meal preparation. Better yet, apps like nomnompaleo and gave me a whole cache of new ideas for cooking. So the eating part was fine for me. You do sometimes get tired of eggs and all that meat but I kept my eye on the 30 day goal. What I do find deceiving is the ability to maintain any serious level of physical fitness. I'm not a CrossFitter. I'm a long distance runner, skier and yogi. The former two activities were seriously compromised during this challenge. I tried more sweet potatoes and probably ate more nuts than I was supposed to but to no avail. I had terrible muscle fatigue and head rushes that almost fell me to the floor (I have low blood pressure but this was worse than normal). I also found that my GI system was totally out of whack. I was on one end of the extreme or the other of constipation or diarrhea. By coincidence I had a physical in the middle of the 30 days and my doctor gave me a great report (low BP, low cholesterol, good BMI). So generally I have taken issue with the suggestion by Whole30 creators that if you aren't feeling completely awesome after doing this program, it is something wrong with you and not some imbalance in the diet that would cause any of these side effects. So I leave the Whole30 looking forward to reintroducing complex carbohydrates and yogurt into my diet. I have learned a lot about my body through this process and most importantly to listen to your individual needs. I always think there is an opportunity to reduce the carbohydrates in a diet and eat more vegetables and fruits and well sourced meats. But the Whole30 is not a long term diet solution for everyone.