Courtney Cavagnero Posted May 22, 2017 Share Posted May 22, 2017 Hello Whole30ers, I need some help. I am on day 22 of my whole 30. I am 5'5" and weighed somewhere around 140 lbs before starting this program. I put this in the athlete category since I workout daily but I would not currently consider myself an athlete. I was a professional dancer that got a day job where I sit at a desk all day. Woo. What do I need your help with? I feel like I am gaining weight and bloating more than normal (it is that time of month but this is exceeding my usual discomfort). I am also having a really hard time not snacking. I have eaten totally compliant foods but have wavered a little in portions depending on if I workout or not or what meals are available to me. I do typically eat about a palm and a half size portion of my protein. I cook most of my veggies in coconut oil or olive oil with salt and pepper. If I eat avocado, I only eat half. For a while I wasn't eating hardly any fruit. I have started to incorporate dried fruit as snacks (maybe that is part of the problem?). I was snacking on cashews prior and I was probably overdoing it (more like 2 servings at a time than one). I just started tracking what I eat in myfitnesspal to get a better idea of what is going on. I had a dental implant on Friday so I am eating acai bowls for breakfast since they are easy to consume but that is also a new thing for me. Here is a breakdown of the last couple days: Sat, May 20: -no workout; still healing from surgery -M1: Green Bowl w/paleo topping (the bowl is blended coconut water, coconut yogurt, kale, spinach, avocado, banana, mango blended with toppings: almonds, cashews, cacao, hemp seeds, coconut shavings, bee pollen and strawberries. All organic. Black coffee afterwards. -M2: Mostly snacks - homemade tostones (plantains, coconut oil, garlic, salt), 1/2 c of watermelon, handful of dried mango -M3: About 1 1/2c of roasted Brussel sprouts and cauliflower in olive oil, Gingerberry Kombucha -M4: Paleo burger (lettuce, meat, mustard, tomato and onion) Sun, May 21: -Walked for an 1 1/2 in the AM post meal 1, casual pace. After Meal 2 I had a 3 hour dance/theater rehearsal (nothing too straining but moving). Walked another hour or so after Meal 3. -M1: Almond Butter Acai Bowl w/paleo topping (bowl is House-made almond mylk, almond butter, pure unsweetened acai, blueberry, banana with same toppings ^). Black iced coffee afterwards. -M2: Snacks - handful of dried mango and 1 c watermelon -M3: Green Chef (delivered paleo box) meal - Pork Burrito bowl w/cauliflower rice, pepitas, avocado and chimichurri -M4: Paleo burger, shaved Brussel sprout salad with small slices of apple, hazelnuts and vinaigrette. Mystic Mango kombucha. Prior to my surgery, I was having more eggs scrambled with a meat and veggies for breakfast. The green chef meals vary but they are all organic and paleo. The portion sizes seem correct. I also work 8a-5p Mon-Fri. I eat breakfast when I get to work, have a preworkout snack around 11a (usually a handful of cashews or dried fruit), eat lunch right after workout, eat another small snack around 4pm and have dinner around 7. My workouts are BBG (30 min high intensity circuit training) M/W/F and 30 min on elliptical on Tues/Thur. I am just starting to go to the bathroom regularly. Prior to whole 30 I had a lot of trouble with constipation. What do you guys think? I am having a very hard time feeling satisfied. No real cravings - just always wanting to feed myself. Thanks for any advice!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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