cayenne Posted October 21, 2013 Share Posted October 21, 2013 So I have been 99% on whole 30 since April when I was diagnosed with a degenerating hip. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I also train for middle distance tris and road races. I never thought I could train longer distance without complex carbs so I never tried this way of eating. Always interested but I never thought I could train effectively. So-since April, I have lost 24 pounds and weigh what I weighed in Jr High! I completed a Olympic distance triathlon a couple weeks ago and just yesterday completed the Army Ten Miler run all while being compliant-I had organic apple juice watered down and lemon Lara bars. My biggest issue was travelling and staying "good". I brought cut up apples, bananas, almond butter, boiled eggs, and cooked sweet potatoes to eat on the trip and during the day until the main meal of a chicken salad. We had to go to a couple places to find somewhere to eat as I didn't want to stray much before the races. Now afterward.....!!! My biggest surprise was my ability to train on little carbs-and my lack of digestive upset during the races themselves. I seem to really get bloated during races and it affects my performance. Not this year. My only disappointment as I did not believe in this way for eating before-I am in the twilight of my athletic ability at 55 but so glad I found it. I hope this way of life and lengthen my hips life span so I can continue being as active as I want. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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