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Hey everyone, so I'm on day 8 and I've noticed clothes falling off, which is a good sign, but I'm not in this with a weightloss goal. I am a 5'11 female 165lbs and 18% body fat, very active...but I made a nono and got on the scale this morning and I've lost weight in the last week. I don't need to be saying goodbye to my muscles lol. My diet is

Breakfast: 3 eggs, 2 slices compliant bacon, butternut squash, peppers, mushrooms, onions and spinach.

Lunch: Big taco salad with compliant salsa and 8oz 93/7 ground beef, with tomato avocado and cucumber.

Dinner: Usually 8oz steak or chicken with brussle sprouts, root veggies veggies like turnips, beets and carrots fried in coconut oil.

I don't eat sweet potatoes, fruits, nuts or nut butters a lot, because they have always lead to binging for me.

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Ok, firt off I've edited your post as weighing is against the rules & reporting the results can encourage others to do so out of curiosity with differing results....

Secondly, you say you are active but make no mention of pre or post WO meals? Are you not eating any?

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I work out 6 days a week and yes I eat boiled eggs beforehand and after is either lunch or dinner time.

So no post WO.

This is probably one of the most important meals in your day considering you work out six days a week, and you're missing it entirely.

Try our recommendation of a lean protein & some starchy carbs, THEN lunch or dinner. Your muscles need protein to recover, build & repair. I'd also suggest you eat to the HIGH end of the template - so 2 palms of protein, 3 cups of veg (at least) and be generous with your fat - breakfast & lunch look good, but your dinner looks light on fat as most of the cooking oil will stay in the pan.

 

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Yeah I have been eating a ton of protein, I'm a nutritionist and personal trainer, so I'm always making sure to get the 2 servings per meal. I just don't think I can stomach a post workout and then eat dinner after, because of my time of my workouts due to working 2 jobs. I will probably just begin making my dinners bigger and add more fat to them.

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My post-workout meal is usually 2-3 bites of chicken breast and sweet potato (I know you said you don't eat those, so you could sub white potato or some other starchy veg). I eat that at the gym, then go home and make dinner. It's called a "meal", but it's not a template sized serving of anything. 

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Please also know that it is extremely common for people to lose water weight/inflammation in the first part of their Whole30 which would look like looser clothes and register on a scale as a weight reduction.  That number you saw doesn't tell you anything about what you lost (water, fat or muscle) which is why we want you to stay off of it.

 

Many people who break the scale rule get all excited in the first 7-10 days that they've lost a miraculous number of pounds and then discover at the end that the initial loss is pretty similar to what the end result is.  What I mean to say by this is that you are unlikely to continue to lose vast amounts of weight if you do not have that weight to lose.

 

If you are concerned about weight loss when you don't want to lose weight, you can read up on this article "How not to lose weight on Whole30" and institute some of the recommendations in it.  TL;DR though, it basically says if you don't want to lose weight or you need to gain, eat more.  More protein, more fat, more starchy veggies and just MORE overall.

 

And Laura's comment right above mine that it is not a full sized "meal" is bang on.  Have a couple bites of egg white or chicken breast and a few bites of starchy veg (few cubes butternut squash or a couple forkfuls of sweet potato) and then carry on with your day. It's not meant to be enough to derail your next meal but to go directly towards recovery from the work you just did.

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