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I work with a personal trainer twice weekly essentially to improve balance and strengthen muscles. (I am 71)

This morning I mentioned to my trainer that Whole30 recommended eating lightly, choosing foods that are easily digestible.

From the template, small amount of protein (1/2 meal size portion), some fat, and no fruit or carb-dense vegetables. My

trainer asked where my energy was coming from.??? I believe we begin burning fat for energy but didn't mention that.

What is your response? Thank you.

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Whole30 should make you fat adapted so that your body burns fat as easily as it burns the usually more easily accessible carbs. Here's an article with a little more about what that means:  https://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-fat-adapted/

The pre-workout recommendation for whole30 is less about fueling your workout and more about preparing your body for activity. For those who work out first thing in the morning, it's also good to eat something within an hour of waking up to help balance hormones (some explanation of that here:  https://www.thepaleomom.com/breakfast-important-meal-day-new-science-answers/)

If you work out later in the day, you may not need the pre-workout food at all, it's very much something everyone has to figure out for themselves. If you're eating adequate amounts of food throughout the day, your body has the fuel it needs for most workouts.


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