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Hey first off just joined the group and am looking forward to trying a Whole30 with my wife (planning to kick off this weekend). Generally speaking we eat healthy; probably 80% is very Whole30 friendly. However, there is that 20% (desserts, bit of dairy/grains) that I'm curious to see if we remove it what sort of difference each of us will feel. So, soon it begins. :) Excited and nervous; never tweaked my diet so radically before.

Trying to prep myself a bit for it and am thinking about what to eat for breakfast. Lunch will likely be either salads or stir fry with veggies and chic/beef/tuna and I'll have nuts and fruit around for snacks. Dinner will likely be similar; again lots of meat and veggies and healthy fats. That's easy and normally how we eat. Breakfast is a bit trickier. I usually am running out the door for work so I'd really rather eat in the car rather than eat at home (never mind cooking before work!). Now I have nuts and dried fruit for breakfast which is pretty far from the Whole30 ideal. I was thinking of making homemade Lara bars where I make them as "nutty" as possible. I'd keep it small; just want something to tie me over til I get to work. I would also eat a hard boiled egg once at work to complete the meal. Does that sound like a reasonable starting point? Is it really important to eat everything at once or is a 45 minute break OK? I could supplement with a bit of unprocessed deli meat but that doesn't sound entirely appealing.

What other on the go breakfasty things can you recommend? I think some of the eggy muffin options could work as finger food. Anything else?

Thanks!

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Eating within an hour of waking is good for keeping your hormones in a healthy rhythm. You could boil and peel some eggs at night and eat them in the car as you drive. Of course, the radical approach would be to get up in the morning early enough to eat before you leave the house. :)

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Eating within an hour of waking is good for keeping your hormones in a healthy rhythm. You could boil and peel some eggs at night and eat them in the car as you drive. Of course, the radical approach would be to get up in the morning early enough to eat before you leave the house. :)

Never! ;p I'm fine with eating -something- within an hour (and actually really prefer it as I want coffee early but hate it on an empty stomach), but eating an egg in the car seems like it could go badly very quickly especially in LA rush hour traffic and I'm driving stick!

Also, it seems like snacking is frowned upon and ideally it's 3 larger satisfying meals and done. Snacking is seen more as a sign of a problem in the previous meal or food consumption mentality rather than a normal activity. Is that correct?

Thanks for the response!

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I used to bring hardboiled eggs to work, along with some veggies and fruit, for my morning breakfast. (Problem is, I'm iffy on eggs, I thought bringing them would mean I would be more likely to eat them (rather than eating them at home before rushing out. Not always the case!) I've also kind of taken a break, like I will eat eggs or a piece of chicken at home, and then fruit/veggies once I get to work. I don't think that's ideal though...

I've been eating or bringing to work cooked chicken cubes in a little container every morning, along with fruit (and I really should be bringing a veggie in lieu of the fruit). You could throw in a portion of avocado as well to get in healthy fats? Or maybe some homemade paleo jerky as the protein?

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Thanks for the ideas. I'm sure I'll figure out what works for me over time. My main objective is to get as much out of this change as I can by following the plan as closely as reasonably possible. I'd hate to go most of the way and only get a small percentage of the benefit.

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