rbill Posted January 27, 2016 Share Posted January 27, 2016 Hi all, I was about 20 days or so into my W30, have had mixed feelings of my experience (detailed below) and since have had some major slips. 1. I have been snacking mindlessly and feeding my sugar dragon. 2. I snacked on almonds to later find out they were make in peanut oil on Sunday night. 3. I mindlessly ate peas for dinner on Monday night. 4. Since 2 & 3 happened, I worked from home yesterday and due to personal stress/lack of structure I grazed on compliant food all day, to then go to a restaurant and order a burger (bunless) but was (consciously) careless as to what type of oil they may have used on the grill Day 10-18 or so my energy level was down, down, down to the point I could not even drag myself to the gym and still haven't been in 2 weeks. Day 18-20 I started to get really energized, but my pants had been fitting way tighter, I felt bloated and genuinely did not like the way I looked in the mirror (what happened to my *slight* muscle definition in my stomach?). I also can't seem to shake the "I need to eat all of the things" feeling. So, clearly, I broke the rules and that warrants a start-over, but I'm finding it hard to find the discipline and to be honest feel defeated. Pre-W30 I was eating pretty compliant with some SWYPO paleo items, coconut sugar, occasional splurges on eating out, but now I feel like I was eating too many starchy veggies for my body, mixed with having a desk job (I try to stand as much as possible) and lack of exercise. I am petite to begin with so I'm not in this to lose weight but to feel my most optimal. Here are my questions/needed advice: -How to STOP the snacking when not hungry (was snacking on almond butter, berries, RX bars, and did I really need that half a banana at 11:30 last night?) -Am I eating too many starches, fat, or protein? -Advice on how to get back on track and not feel defeated -Could the bloat be due to the snacking? (I'm waiting for It Starts With Food 9th on hold at the library) Here's a breakdown of what I had been eating, please scrutinize and let me know if I have been eating too much: M1: 1-2 eggs, pan roasted veggies (more than a cups worth of peppers, broccoli, cauliflower) in EVOO, a serving of left over pork/chicken (I try to do the fist rule but have trouble with estimating this sometimes), 1/4-1/2 sweet potato, 1/4-1/2 an avocado M2: Serving bowl sized salad with all the veggies, spinach, kale, arugula, peppers, cukes, tomatoes, mushrooms, snap peas, anything else that's in the fridge with left over pork/chicken (probably 2 meal templates worth) or a can of tuna (36g protein) and butternut squash (maybe 5-10 inch sized pieces), dressing is EVOO and vinegar or salsa, always with 1/4-1/2 an avocado M3: 2 meal templates worth of meat (pork, chicken), whatever veggies I have around (brocclini, spinach, kale arugula, tomatoes), 1/2 a sweet potato and 1/4-1/2 an avocado Water: 6-10 glasses a day with herbal tea throughout Caffeine: 2 cups after breakfast before noon I have been feeling full through my 5-7 hours through my meals. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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