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Day 57 and a Whole60 stall


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I came to the Whole30 on January 1st, looking to improve my health and reverse my pre-diabetes (my last A1C reading was 5.7). I am 41 years old, and I started at 135.7 lbs at 5'1".


I had a phenomenal Whole 30. I lost 5.3 lbs and 8". I was so thrilled with my progress that I decided to stay the course and continue on for another thirty days. 


However, my second month has pretty much been a zero-sum game. My weight has stayed the same. My measurements have stayed the same. I recently had my body fat measured hydrostatically and it's 30%. In other words, there is definitely still room for improvement!


Here's what I have done for nearly 60 days:

  • Sample daily food intake:
    • Breakfast: Two egg omelet with sautéed greens and tomatoes, chai tea with a splash of coconut milk
    • Lunch: Salad with leftover animal protein from dinner (usually chicken, pork or beef) with homemade vinaigrette 
    • Dinner: Animal protein (shrimp, pork, beef, or chicken) with roasted vegetables
    • Snacks: 2-4 servings of fruit (apples, clementines, or berries), green tea
  • Exercise:
    • Running: two 30-minute runs, one distance run (3-6 miles) per week
    • Strength training: 30 minutes, three times per week
    • Stretching: daily
  • Sleep:
    • At least 8 hours per night



What can I do to get over this hump? I've tried a variety of tweaks (cutting out any nuts and dried fruit, increasing greens, adding a stand up desk) and so far...no dice.



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Follow the meal template and stop snacking on fruit. It looks like you aren't eating enough and you shouldn't be weighing and measuring until your whole60 is over. You need 3-4 eggs for breakfast when that is your only protein. Salad for lunch needs to be a big mixing bowl full if that if your only veggies. It chews down to practically nothing. You need to have pre- and pos-workout meals. Plan meals to last 4-5 hours and if you absolutely are hungry enough to eat steamed fish and broccoli you can have a snack that is at least 2 parts of the meal template. Fruit only as part of a meal. Weight loss is not linear. It has downs but also ups.

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