cavemanDAD Posted April 14, 2013 Share Posted April 14, 2013 I feel like a complete idiot. I am on Day 14 of my Whole 30 challenge. I didn't even think about doing the forum and keeping in touch people until today. I feel great on the Whole30. I have even been keeping a personal blog about the Whole 30 Challenge to help influence my friends and family. I wrestled with doing the Whole30 for months. I thought that it was "crazy" and that "I knew better!" Again...I feel like a complete idiot. I have done many different diets, cleanses, programs, fads, etc, and NONE OF THEM ever taught me to eat for LIFE. This is a LIFESTYLE. You have to be willing to change. Forget about the physical stuff associated with the Whole 30 for a moment. Think about how it has changed you MENTALLY. I think clearer. I am not in a fog, watching television and zoning out. My mind is sharp. I struggle with anxiety and I have not even had one attack. Few learning curves: Am I eating enough? This has been so hard to figure out. With all of those calculators out there, I need to eat around 2,800 to 3,000 calories per day. (I am a 6 foot, 34 year old male, weighing 247 lbs, 21.8% body fat, and no I have not stepped on a scale since April 1st!) I know I am not eating that much each and every day. Is this bad? Am I doing something wrong??? Pre-and Post-workout meals? I feel like I need to eat after working out and I feel sluggish if I don't eat an hour before working out. That means I am "eating" 5-6 times per day. I thought we were only supposed to do 3 meals a day. What is considered dessert? Can I have an apple or banana or berries after dinner? Can I have some more protein or maybe kale chips. This goes back to my first question because the days that I work out, I feel hungry even an hour after dinner. I am so excited to connect with everyone. This is going to be great. Almost half way done, and I feel like I may want to go longer. Thank you for showing me and all of us the way! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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