silkychrome Posted March 25, 2014 Share Posted March 25, 2014 Hi everyone! I'm going for my first whole30 after giving up sugar for Lent and failing. My sugar dragon is a big monster and it's going to take something more structured for me to kill it. Today (25-Mar) is my Day 1. I am coming into whole30 from an already fairly grain/sugar free normal life, but I am an endurance athlete (adventure racing 8-30hr races, and mountain biking 100mi races) so during training I consume a lot of sugary calories. It's how I cheat my healthy-eating system. I've had some great performances recently, but I know I can be A LOT better if I tighten up what I eat on a day-to-day bases, and also during training and races. What are my goals? My #1 goal is a toss-up between "kill sugar cravings" and "lose weight/improve body composition". As an endurance athlete I'm keenly aware of how my weight affects my performance... power/weight ratio is so important. But I also feel that having more self-control with what I eat will serve me better in the long-term, and is independent of training. So, I'm not sure which is more important. Losing weight is easy to measure, I have a baseline from this morning but obviously won't be on the scale for the next 30 days. Measuring self-control is harder. My Day 0 was spent on a kitchen/pantry purge. I already had some whole30 recipes stocked in my fridge (chicken cacciatore from NomNom and west african stew from Well Fed) and salad ingredients so I didn't do much food prep. I have a rare 4-week block in my season where there are no important races so I figured now is the time. Let's do this! --Emily. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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