Bella Cat Posted January 29, 2016 Share Posted January 29, 2016 Hi, this is my second Whole30...but my first to completion...well, actually, I'm in my third week now, but expect to finish without a problem. I started "a whole30" in April 2015, but had to stop, day 10, due to an accident (cycling ) I'm 53, and an athlete of sorts. I enjoy triathlons, but I'm not high level. I love swimming, running and cycling. I would say I'm healthy and my diet has always been more veg-centred. But, being the daughter of Italian parents, I love my pasta and wine, among other things. My pre-whole30 BMI was on the high end of normal. Why Whole30....in a word...menopause! I hate HFs, and the mood swings, and the increasing abdomen (even with all the exercising I do). Ok, granted, I know I will never be 30 again (nor do I want to be)....but I do want to be healthier and feel good. I've read the Whole30 book, and have a professional interest in nutrition. One thing I've learned that surprised me, is that I do not crave sugar. I found it easy to drop the cream and sugar in my coffee (I'm not into the coconut milk in my coffee...it just seems wrong). I kind-of miss my wine with Sunday dinner, but I know it is not forever. I've found the pre workout nutrition a little difficult and a struggle; but I finally ate a small hard boiled egg before a big swim, and I was fine. It is difficult to add another "meal" as post workout (I've been used to fruit-veg smoothies with tofu); but in this last week, I've nailed the small hard boiled egg and a few bits of sweet potatoes. I haven't fully done away with snacking (a few coconut flakes and an almond or two or four. I've tried to increase the veg in my meals, but I just can't eat that much. I make a cup of herbal tea "my thing at 3 in the afternoon." I've read a lot of posts, suggestions on this forum, and I've been impressed! Thanks to the moderators...you guys (and gals) rock! ciao, Bella Cat Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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