The Healthy Living Thread: Whole30 Compliant in 2018

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  1. hawkeyeOUTeast

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    The problem is Friday dinner thru Sunday evening, I usually do enough damage drinking and eating to offset the entire week. I stay about the same weight from week to week, but I lose 10 and gain 9.85
     
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  2. bingbing

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    I was stressed about my son starting 1st grade at a new school and stress ate for two consecutive days. It's the first time this year i've ate bad back-to-back days and i'm in a food coma. I do not miss this feeling. Operation shredded at 40 starts tomorrow. I have 11 months and am currently at 13%-14% body fat (prolly 20% after today). I bought the Prime Day body fat scale and I know that thing is gonna make me be OCD with it.
     
  3. TLAU

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    Still W30 strong for 24 more hours then headed home for family and football and food. Will probably eat W30 diet anytime I’m cooking but not gonna sweat off pizza or tacos because that’s just not practical or a way to go through life at all. Going out to eat at a nice restaurant and trying to cherry pick something W30 seems dumb :twocents: order what sounds the best when out eating - make #W30Health if cooking at home.

    Group of us signed up for this. Got a text with the deal because me and my buddy did a free camp gladiator stadium takeover workout at DKR stadium. $10 for unlimited class pass is a damn good deal. Pretty insane they say the normal price is $190/mo :yaoface:

    Cgdealofthedecade.campgladiator.com
     
  4. Flagpole

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    does anyone swim is their main form of exercise?
     
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  5. a.tramp

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    Emma maybe?
     
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  6. Emma

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    Not lately as I want to take a break from it, but yes 5 years old through college
     
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  7. Flagpole

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    i also swam competitively (princeton mill minnows, 1998).

    but seriously, if I'm looking to swim for exercise, do you think it is worth getting a few lessons? i'm guessing my form is not great. just looking to hit the pool a few times a week to change things up.
     
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  8. Emma

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    Oh yes. Do you have a local YMCA? If so, ask for someone reputable. Someone who knows what they're doing and have swam for a long time. Nothing sucks worse than a lesson instructor with no clue what they're saying.

    Swimming is also fucking hard to get down. It sucks, yet it is one of the most rewarding forms of exercises. It's also great for recuperating injuries and in general is excellent for mostly all aspects of exercise.

    Just hopping in and trying to swim a 500 with sloppy technique is going to exhaust you rather quickly, cause you to form bad habits, and may potentially lead to injuries of the knees, neck and shoulders.

    I'd get someone who knows what they're doing, focus on freestyle and rotary breathing as well as body alignment and try to pick up breaststroke or backstroke for a resting stroke.

    I'll gladly give you some tips, videos etc once I get internet at my new house.
     
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  9. Celemo

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    Finished W30 rd 2 about a week ago. I’m maintaining a lot of the principles like avoiding unnecessary sugars, avoiding dairy for the most part. One thing I’ve noticed this time around is how bad breads fuck me up. Forgot my breakfast the other day and picked up a breakfast sandwich at work that had egg, sausage patty, on a bagel. Immediately after eating that it sat in my stomach like a burning coal. Felt bad man
     
  10. Room 15

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    Do you have an opinion on total immersion swimming?
     
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  11. Emma

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    Each person has their own way of swimming. If you're new, TI swimming can be a great thing as it teaches the main principles of effective freestyle, being streamline, conserving your energy, focusing on reducing drag and on balance, and long gliding.

    It is a great tool for novice beginners who are looking to become comfortable swimmers and that's it.

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of drawbacks to it.

    It's insistence on a 2-beat kick and low stroke rates. Not the easiest to hold for a long time. It focuses on driving the hands down on the catch, rather than early vertical forearm. That can mess up your body alignment and is just not a good way to push the water for power. Also insists on early hand entry rather than elongating your stroke for optimal water catch. It teaches overly-long gliding, which again is not the easiest for a novice swimmer to hold or learn. Lastly, it teaches wide tracks of the hand entry, adding to drag created, taking away from inline swimming as well as catching the most water possible.
     
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  12. Emma

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    Honestly, it's a cookie cutter form of swimming rehashed by a 6 foot something guy that didn't take in the fact that 5'3" tall females will try his techniques. There's nothing new that he taught, it's just a dumbed down form of swimming. It teaches you how to get comfortable in the water as fast as possible, creating bad habits along the way that are hard as fuck to break.

    If you are a novice swimmer, look into Swim Smooth.
     
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  13. Emma

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    Also if you are getting into open water, do not try TI swimming. You'll get knocked around by the chop with it's taught long gliding bullshit. Good luck not getting hypothermic in the water.

    Gunna be some sloppy writing because I'm on mobile.
     
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  14. Emma

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    Anyways, Swim Smooth actually focuses on there being more than one way to swim, taking that fact into accommodation as it goes through each crucial aspect of the freestyle. It really dives into things like propulsion and the catch, body alignment and different kick beats. It is much better for learning general and open water swimming with its emphasis on higher rate of strokes and forward drive instead of trying to glide as long as you can. It is actually ran by good swimmers vs. someone who rehashed older, outdated techniques.

    Two different styles it emphasizes are

    Smooth swimming

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    and Swinger swimming

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  15. TLAU

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    damn we just got a goddamn swim lesson in here.

    took a weekend break from W30 (W28) to eat and drink like a fat MFer. lots off beer, bbq and so goddamn much chips and random dips. definitely could tell a difference from 3 days of it. gonna probably stick to the W30 at home and eat whatever when going out for dinner. seems the most realistic since restaurant menus and W30 are not friends.

    beer/liquor intake depends entirely on gus malzahn. i rarely drink during the week anymore. cut out the 1-3 glasses of red wine a 2-3 weeknights
     
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  16. Wallcoq

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    Did same thing but came off for a drinking/US Open trip/Labor Day binge weekend. The heavens rained down upon my colon Tuesday. I'd say I probably shit more that day than a solid week on W30.
     
  17. Room 15

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    A life without eating dips at tailgates is not a life I want to live TBH. Don't be ashamed.
     
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  18. southside

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    Snap kitchen W30 meals M-F then trash myself Saturday and part of Sunday. It’s beenn effective the last few months
     
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  19. Jimmy the Saint

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    How much does that run you? I usually try to do the same except Friday instead of Sunday.
     
  20. southside

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    $9-10.50 per meal. I usually eat lunch and then maybe a couple dinners a week. Worth it with my schedule so I don’t have to think.

    Then every $500 you spend you get $50, so it’s really like 10% off the prices they advertise over time
     
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  21. a.tramp

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    Ordering dinners and snacks from Snap has been a life save during our kitchen remodel. And healthy. Big fan.
     
  22. Daddy Rabbit

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    Where's a good place to learn more about stretching? I'm inflexible and want to adjust that. I sit at a desk and have been doing better of taking a few minutes every hour to stand or go walk a few flights of stairs.

    If a muscle is pulling, is that good? Does it need to be held 10-15 secs, longer, etc.? What would I do that is really wasting my time?
     
  23. Weedlord420

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    Go to a yoga studio once or twice a week
     
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  24. BamaNug

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    If you don't want to go deep into yoga, look for a studio that offers a "slow flow," "unheated," or "yin" class. All of those will be very chill and slow moving, perfect for beginners just wanting to stretch a little bit.
     
  25. Daniel Ocean

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    If you’re not looking into getting serious about yoga just doing some online YouTube yoga and or stretching videos should be enough.
     
  26. TC

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    Is eating a turkey sandwich for lunch every day making me fat
     
  27. Weedlord420

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    If you’re leaving the cheese off and going whole wheat, probably not.
     
  28. Thoros of Beer

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    it's not helping
     
  29. TC

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    Going whole wheat but allowing myself a slice of low sodium Swiss :ohdear:
     
  30. Boo MFer!

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    That bread though...
     
  31. TC

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    I lay off bread at breakfast and dinner but haven't done so at lunch. Feel like I can't get full without it
     
  32. Room 15

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    I'd be surprised if 2 slices of whole wheat bread is your biggest issue.
     
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  33. TC

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    My biggest issue is my age apparently bc I eat like I used to only now it's giving me a gut.

    Dinner is what fucks me up. I eat something healthy but then I'm up a couple more hours and end up eating snacks bc I get hungry and/or eat mindlessly while watching tv.
     
  34. Room 15

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    Yea...I just can't buy unhealthy snacks for home because once it's in the house I'm powerless. There's better people in this thread than me but finding healthy snacks to fill the void will be the trick imo
     
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  35. TC

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    Anybody got healthy snacks tips? I am supposed to eat low sodium so that rules some stuff out.

    Also, what time do other folks typically eat dinner?
     
  36. a.tramp

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    Pressed Kind bars. 6-7pm.
     
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  37. TC

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    Those sound too tasty to be actual healthy
     
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  38. HOOSINSC

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    my whole diet is snacks. if i eat a full meal during the week it's at supper, which is around 8pm.
     
  39. a.tramp

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    No ingredients other than fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds. They are deliscious, have fiber and the only sugar is what the ingredients release.
     
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  40. TC

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    Post your snack feed
     
  41. HOOSINSC

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    i probably eat something every hour.

    bananas
    PB, chia, and Honey on sandwich thins
    raw almonds
    unsalted cashews
    fruit - usually kiwi, grapes, plums, blueberries, and oranges (i like blueberries and kiwi the most because they make me feel full, also small amounts of fruit help me curb my soda cravings)
    carrots, sliced cuccumbers, or snap peas (plain, no dips)
    tuna
    cottage cheese
    jerkey

    also a revolving door of things like oatmeal, snack bars, and crackers that i sometimes just want
     
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  42. buy_dont_lease

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    Especially now that it's getting colder, I am a huge fan of oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter for breakfast. For anyone keeping an eye on cholesterol, blood sugar, or etc., I think its great. One serving of cook and serve oatmeal, one tablespoon of peanut butter, generous sprinkle of cinnamon. For those wanting more protein, I'm sure you could add a scoop of whey.
     
  43. Weedlord420

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    Oatmeal, walnuts, milk, and brown sugar or honey is my fall / winter breakfast 3 times a week usually.
     
  44. HOOSINSC

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    y'all need to add some cacao nibs to your oatmeal. srs
     
  45. Arkadin

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    Drugs are bad
     
  46. Thoros of Beer

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    If you have a hard time feeling full, get more healthy fats in your diet. The single serving cups of guac sold in bulk at Costco with carrots or other veggies is a nice option
     
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  47. Wallcoq

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    Only one that I didn't see listed already was eggs. Mid morning or early afternoon snacks are 2 HB eggs, one of those serving sized guacs and some burn your anus hot sauce.

    Dinner is anywhere between 530-730 dependent upon what is going on in the house.
     
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  48. TC

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    If you eat at 530 youre not hungry again before bed? What time do you go to bed?
     
  49. Wallcoq

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    Midnight-1AM usually. I might have a kind bar for a snack if anything in the evening. Other than that, water, water and more water, even if I am drinking. I also fast once a month for 48 hours so kind of have the hunger thing managed.

    Also we talked about it in here pretty extensively before. Lots of times when you are on a diet or trying to abstain from certain shit you will get that starving sugar crush. Lot of us just picked a healthy food and mashed it. My first iteration of W30 I crushed about a pound of carrots at night for about 7-10 days just to get that satisfied full feeling. Outside of eating shitty for football season on the weekend I've maintained and minimized the snacks/shit foods.
     
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  50. Thoros of Beer

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    Usually just have a protein shake if I get hungry after dinner