jmh Posted January 14, 2014 Share Posted January 14, 2014 After doing my first whole 30 my energy levels were so wonderful I encouraged my husband to try it. He is a runner, biker and works out as often as he can. He has a job where he works more then full time and is also attending school at night. His schedule is as follows.. 4 days a week he leaves for work at 6am, leaves work at 5pm or 5:30pm heading straight for school and returns home at 9pm or 9:30pm. He then runs 5-6 miles eats and goes to sleep shortly after that. Sometimes he will get his run in before work and hit the gym when he gets home. He also has an extremely high metabolism (so not fair) and eats like crazy. We started a whole 30 together Jan 6th after I encouraged him about how much better he would feel. He eats pretty healthy and does not have an issue with food. He is having a real problem with "running out of gas" as he calls it. I have been cooking like crazy, following the templates and packing him so much food he needs 2 lunch bags. For example the meal I sent today with him was grass fed roast, stir fry broccoli, cauliflower and mush mix, sweet potato, large bag of nuts and raisins and then to eat before school I sent along 3 hard boiled eggs, 4 pcs of bacon, spinach, watermelon and an apple. Then when he gets home he eats a huge meal also not to mention what he eats for breakfast. I am cooking like crazy and having 3 little boys, and him not being here, makes it hard to keep up with the amount of food he needs. I double recipes, do cook up days and all that fun stuff. Even after doing all that he is losing weight that he does not want to and is not able to keep up with his schedule and running as well as he used to. My main point in doing this is to show him how much better he feels and that is not happening right now. I have 2 questions. First I would really like to stay on the whole 30 so if anyone has any ideas of something quick and easy I can fix for him that would be great and not super expensive. Our grocery bill is running out of control. I just can't add any more meat it is getting too $$. Since we are doing this for health and energy reasons and not because he has an issue with food could we add in some things (like white rice and paleo muffins) and come out with the same healthy full of energy feeling?? I know he can not say he completed a whole 30 but that is not important to us. Being healthy and having energy to keep up with his schedule and the things he loves is. Any suggestions about anything?? We need help!! He also has to have food that can be transported and eaten quickly. Thanks!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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