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Okay here is what I am eating, and I'm wondering why I'm feeling so bored/blah and dizzy. 


Day 10

M1: 1.5 hard boiled eggs (couldn't finish a full two), spinach

M2: super awesome salad at a restaurant - seared tuna, lettuce, olives, green beans, tomatoes, vinaigrette

snack: beef jerky, dried fruit

M3: all beef hot dog, tomato, avocado, red pepper

wish I didn't have to snack, but I've been feeling dizzy around 6pm every day when i get home with the kids. 


Day 9

M1: fried egg, tomato, avocado

M2: grilled chicken breast, asparagus

similar snack because of back to school night

M3: pork chop, sautéed apples, parsnip "fries". could barely get it down. 





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Ok, you're not eating enough for at least your meal 1.

When eggs are your sole protein, the serving size is the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand without dropping them. That's typically 3-4 eggs.

You need to eat a whole lot of spinach or salad when that is your sole vegetable - think huge mixing bowl. Other veggies: aim for 1-3 cups per meal.

Did you have only one hot dog for your M3 protein on day 10? The recommended protein serving is 1-2 palm sized amounts. A palm is the length, width and thickness of the palm of your hand.

I'm not seeing fats in some of your meals.

How much water are you drinking daily? How much sleep are you getting nightly? Are you salting your food?

On another note, was the jerky compliant? (e.g., No sugar, soy or gluten?)

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Hi Chris thanks for the email!


I've never been a M1 eater before, so it is a habit I haven't broken yet. I find on weekends when things are calmer and I can be more relaxed, I eat more. My husband is trying to encourage me on weekdays to think of if as fuel, just get it down! I will work on it. I'm petite, so I thought I could only hold 2 eggs, I'll test out 3 or 4. :)


I'm definitely not eating 1-3 cups of veggies each meal. Wow, okay I need to do that better.


I had 1.5 hotdogs, fighting old behaviors that I shouldn't eat more and fighting the food malaise around eating so much bacon, hotdogs, ground beef, etc. another thing i'm doing is trying to do more fish, but my body is definitely telling me I need red meat, but my brain is trying to stick with my usual fish/veggie/lighter dishes.


I'm cooking with ghee and loving it. Is that enough fat? What other fats should I be eating during meals?


Definitely not drinking a lot of water. I've never been good at that, and I'm getting tired of seltzer. I miss other drinks like vitamin water, iced tea, juice. I was never a soda drinker, but im missing drink variety. I'll make more fruit flavored seltzers this weekend.


The jerky was compliant (at least I think so) it is the brand Epic and it was awesome!!! please, please tell me its okay. only ingredients: Grass-fed beef, dried cranberries (cranberries, apple juice), sea salt, red pepper flakes, garlic, paprika, onion, red pepper, black pepper, cumin, oregano.


Today, here is my plan maybe you can help me before I finish the day ...

M1: 2 fried eggs, compliant bacon

M2: my plan is to go to CAVA and get a big bowl of their greens with their compliant toppings (grilled chicken, etc)

M3: im cooking from the Whole 30 book -- citrus and ginger halibut and cold thai salad


Thanks for the help!


My goal this weekend is also to get easier, cheaper, fuller meal planning under control.

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You're welcome!


If you get 1-3 cups of veggies into meal 1, today looks great.  Bacon is closer to a fat than a protein on a Whole30.

The Epic jerky is fine.

When you saute with a cooking fat, note that much of that fat stays behind in the pan, so you may need to add fat afterward to compensate. Olives, homemade mayo, guacamole, a olive oil, mayo or coconut based sauce or dressing, infrequent nuts and seeds are among your choices. 

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