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First Whole30 30th Jan ~ 28th Feb


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Hi, I'm Sarah I've already written an intro here so I wont go into too much depth. I have IBS which when aggravated plays havoc with my anxiety, so for me Whole30 is about finding a happy and healthy balance between mind and body. I did a session with my PT today and we have set out a workout plan for the next 30 days, so I am active but not exhausted. I've got family and friends on board with support even though I didn't manage to convince anyone to do it with me. So I guess today is day 0. I'm doing some food prep and looking forward to the next 30 days! I'm reasonably active on instagram (@fauxangel) and will be posting pictures of my journey there and possibly here as well. 

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Hi, I'm Sarah I've already written an intro here so I wont go into too much depth. I have IBS which when aggravated plays havoc with my anxiety, so for me Whole30 is about finding a happy and healthy balance between mind and body. I did a session with my PT today and we have set out a workout plan for the next 30 days, so I am active but not exhausted. I've got family and friends on board with support even though I didn't manage to convince anyone to do it with me. So I guess today is day 0. I'm doing some food prep and looking forward to the next 30 days! I'm reasonably active on instagram (@fauxangel) and will be posting pictures of my journey there and possibly here as well.

Best of luck!!! I love this program :)
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Oh dear... the nausea and mega headache were not what I had in mind for today  :o

 

I had a whole30 compliant dinner last night and a good breakfast, lunch and post workout meal so far today, it doesn't seem fair to be feeling like this...

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Oh dear... the nausea and mega headache were not what I had in mind for today  :o

 

I had a whole30 compliant dinner last night and a good breakfast, lunch and post workout meal so far today, it doesn't seem fair to be feeling like this...

 

It will get better... The headache and nausea will go away... I had nausea up until day 7... Day 9 now and feeling much better!

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Day 1:

Breakfast: sweet potato and baby spinach sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and 2 scrambled eggs.

Lunch: 2 sausages whole30 approved with carrot and cucumber mostly eaten lol...

Post work-out: 2 scoops protein, organic coconut water, 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup frozen berries, chia seeds...

Dinner: green chicken curry on konjac rice with 1/4 cup organic orange juice!

So far I'm alive :-P the orange juice fixed the headache, guessing it was sugar related. 

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Day 1:

Breakfast: sweet potato and baby spinach sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and 2 scrambled eggs.

Lunch: 2 sausages whole30 approved with carrot and cucumber mostly eaten lol...

Post work-out: 2 scoops protein, organic coconut water, 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup frozen berries, chia seeds...

Dinner: green chicken curry on konjac rice with 1/4 cup organic orange juice!

So far I'm alive :-P the orange juice fixed the headache, guessing it was sugar related. 

Welcome!

 

Couple things:

- protein shakes are pretty much a "no" on a Whole30, as almost all protein powders have off-plan ingredients. Smoothies are discouraged, as the idea is to chew your food vs. drink it, as chewing is more satiating.  Instead, follow the meal template of having a protein and optional carb after your workout. Many Whole30ers opt for chicken and sweet potato.  

- also fruit juice is to be used only as a flavoring in cooking on a Whole30, not as a beverage.

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Welcome!

 

Couple things:

- protein shakes are pretty much a "no" on a Whole30, as almost all protein powders have off-plan ingredients. Smoothies are discouraged, as the idea is to chew your food vs. drink it, as chewing is more satiating.  Instead, follow the meal template of having a protein and optional carb after your workout. Many Whole30ers opt for chicken and sweet potato.  

- also fruit juice is to be used only as a flavoring in cooking on a Whole30, not as a beverage.

 Hi GF Chris the protein I am using is pea protein isolate, nothing added, I figured this would be ok. I like my protein shakes as I am not a big eater and they are a way for me to get what I need without feeling like I am being forced to eat? I'm not usually big on the juice but I had a mega headache and was desperate to do something about it without drugs. 

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Remember, one of the main purposes of a Whole30 is to change your relationship with food.  Can you shelve the smoothie for 30 days (it will still be there when you're done), and give even just a small piece of chicken a try post WO?

Yeah, the headache is common at this stage of a Whole30. http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/  Keep drinking water.
 

EDIT: Oh, I just noticed the Konjac Rice.  If this is what it is, sorry but that's not compliant either. http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/6497-slim-rice/

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Remember, one of the main purposes of a Whole30 is to change your relationship with food.  Can you shelve the smoothie for 30 days (it will still be there when you're done), and give even just a small piece of chicken a try post WO?

Yeah, the headache is common at this stage of a Whole30. http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/  Keep drinking water.

 

EDIT: Oh, I just noticed the Konjac Rice.  If this is what it is, sorry but that's not compliant either. http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/6497-slim-rice/

sure, I can try  :)

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Day1 Take 2: 

 

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, sauteed sweet potato in extra virgin olive oil and baby spinach.

Snack: 1 handful cherries (approx5) 

Lunch: 2 whole30 approved sausages, broiled sweet potato, baby spinach and cucumber.

Dinner: grilled lamb chop, roast pumpkin and steamed vegetables.

 

Really struggling already with the minimal or no fruit. I am used to breakfast being exclusively fruit as well as fruit for a snack later in the day  :wacko: 

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Day1 Take 2: 

 

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, sauteed sweet potato in extra virgin olive oil and baby spinach.

Snack: 1 handful cherries (approx5) 

Lunch: 2 whole30 approved sausages, broiled sweet potato, baby spinach and cucumber.

Dinner: grilled lamb chop, roast pumpkin and steamed vegetables.

 

Really struggling already with the minimal or no fruit. I am used to breakfast being exclusively fruit as well as fruit for a snack later in the day  :wacko: 

 

I have been struggling with the same since I am used to having 3-4 servings of fruit a day... I am on day 10 and have gotten used to a piece of fruit with meal 1 and 3. As 1-2 servings a day is OK as long as it does not push veggies off our plates. So I generally have a banana with meal 1 and orange with meal 3. 

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I have been struggling with the same since I am used to having 3-4 servings of fruit a day... I am on day 10 and have gotten used to a piece of fruit with meal 1 and 3. As 1-2 servings a day is OK as long as it does not push veggies off our plates. So I generally have a banana with meal 1 and orange with meal 3. 

 Hi, thank you for the reply! I'm struggling with the fruit as I am not a big eater and am struggling enough to eat what I need to be for whole30  :wacko:

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Day 2

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, roast pumpkin in extra virgin olive oil with baby spinach

Lunch: 2 chicken drumsticks (no skin) roasted in extra virgin olive oil with crushed tomatoes, carrots and celery

Post work-out: spicy chicken bites 

Dinner: roast chicken quarter (no skin), salad greens, tomato and cucumber (cooked by dad, so happy he is being supportive)

 

ugh I think I over chickened  :(  going to try very hard not to do that again... 

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Day 3:

 

Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, baby spinach, roast pumpkin, carrot and cucumber with almonds and a banana

Lunch: 2 chicken drumsticks (no skin) roasted in extra virgin olive oil with crushed tomatoes, carrot and celery

Workout: spicy chicken bites

Dinner: lamb steaks with salad greens, tomato and cucumber

 

feeling ok, part whizzing with energy, part angry as hell

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Day 4: I was feeling really off colour this morning and just couldnt manage breakfast I ended up having half a banana and a few almonds around midday

 

Lunch: dukka crusted ocean caught fish and garden salad with sweet potato chips

 

Dinner: beef bolognese on sweet potato and lime mash with baby spinach

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If you're tired of sweet potatoes, you can have squash, pumpkin, cooked carrots, yuca, or even pass the starchy vegetable. You don't have to eat them at every meal. I didn't eat a single one on my first two weeks. Admittedly, that was not enough and I started feeling weak, so I figured that out and introduced some. I was very hungry, so maybe cutting them out would help you with that issue. Since you're training every day, you should eat some in your post workout meal. But you can probably make your other meals just greens and meat/fish/etc.

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Day 8

 

Breakfast: beef basil and tomato sausage, with 2eggs scrambled in extra virgin olive oil on baby spinach

Workout: coconut water, banana

Lunch: (very uninspired) spicy chicken bites and frozen vegetables 

Dinner: homemade chunky beef soup

 

Not a sweet potato in sight, thank you beli

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Day 9
 
Breakfast: 2 salmon dill and egg muffins, on baby spinach with tomato

Lunch: broiled chicken breast with pumpkin roasted in extra virgin olive oil

Dinner: beef bolognese on steamed thai vegetables with sweet potato chips 

 

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Beli, honestly I'm not good at all... the timeline phase of my "pants are tighter" has been agony. I have bloat to the point of looking 6 months pregnant and am in huge amounts of pain. I am tired, bitchy and ready to cave in for a bowl of yogurt. Anything to make my stomach feel better  :( Not having really slept for the past 2 nights really isn't helping the mood either.

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