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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.

 

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Measuring fat in grams or calories is not okay during a Whole30. You really need to throw My FItness Pal in the trash. Your one reliable guide to how much you eat, including fat, is the meal template - http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf

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More on why we discourage things like MFP:

http://whole9life.com/2013/02/you-count-more-than-your-calories-do/

 

Thanks, that's really useful!! However, I am counting calories simply out of curiosity- I know that even just on paleo not on whole30 calorie counting is discouraged, but I am curious as to how much the calorie difference is and the macronutrient difference is.

 

It looks like I am keeping to the meal planning guide fairly well though, thanks!!

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Save the calorie/macronutrient tracking for AFTER your Whole30.  Trust the program and follow the food template.  You'll be amazed at the results...more importantly, you won't be dependent on what MFP tells you to eat, just how your body feels.

 

What do your meals look like?  Can you provide example meals so we can see how closely you are following the template?  When I did my first Whole30, I thought I was eating way too much fat but I was never hungry and in the end, I lost 11 pounds.  Lost eating fat and not worrying about how much! Say what??  :o

 

If you want to do a tru Whole30 to see how it works for you, follow the guidelines.  You won't be sorry!  ;)

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I got both of the Well Fed cookbooks for Christmas so a typical day for me is:

 

Snack: 5 Black Olives (Yes, it's specific because I've been tracking it :s)

Lunch:Leaves, half a cucumber, 1Tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin, 7 Czech Meatballs

Snack: Boiled Medium egg

Dinner: Chilli cincitti with Cauliflower Mash

 

I have got used to intermittent fasting (14:10 fast:eat) before the whole 30 and have carried it on, I don't know if that is against Whole30? I originally found it good for my calorie goals as well so probably not, but I found that hunger is more manageable without it... 

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Sorry, intermittent fasting runs counter to Whole30.

 

From your log, you definitely need to eat more: I'm surprised you're not ready to pass out!! :)

 

I encourage you to follow the Whole30 approach of three meals a day that each follow the meal template of 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies, and the appropriate healthy fat. http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf  Eat the 1st meal within 1 hour of waking.

 

You will likely find that your hunger is even more manageable, and who knows what other health benefits you may experience?

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