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I am a new member to the forum. I a 50 yr old male 5'7" 200lbs. (the height weight chart says I should be under 160lbs)


I am two weeks into the whole 30. I decided to do the whole 30 to lose some weight and develop better eating habits. Typically I eat for pleasure, it seemed that I was hardly ever hungry because I ate so much. I always had a sweet of some kind at lunch and dinner. Many times I would just stuff myself at dinner then eat dessert, I would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning miserable.


I like to have several bourbons, micro beer, or glasses of wine during the week. I really miss this. I haven't had any alcohol at all.


When I hit 200lbs and struggled to get my pants buttoned I decided to do something about my weight. I have been diligent with the diet and exercise. I've been walking, mountain biking, and doing some interval training (run for a minute then walk for 2).


I do feel better and realize just how little I really do need to eat. I'm following the plan pretty well. At first I was eating too much fruit, I have tapered that off.


I lost Xlbs in two weeks, it seems that I have plateaued, I haven't lost any weight in 3 days. I'm at a steady XXXlbs.


I'm going to stay with it, hopefully the weight will start to come off again.


I know that I need to eat to live, not live to eat.



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Welcome to the forum David  :) 

You'll notice that I've edited your post to remove your documented weightloss. Not weighing is a rule of Whole30 - just like no alcohol, no grains, etc - and it's a rule for a  reason. Weightloss is not the primary goal here, and it is also not linear. Many people find they might actually gain weight around days 10-15 and then drop again towards the end of the program as the body adjusts to the new foods & realises that it is being consistently well fuelled. Weight can also depend on liquid intake, sodium levels, exercise, sleep, food sensitivites and so weighing doesn't really give the whole (or true) picture.

Stick with the prgram, eat the recommended template meals, get adequate sleep, drink plenty of water, move a little, focus on the non scale victories which point to overall improved health...... the magic will happen.

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