The Healthy Living Thread: Whole30 Compliant in 2018

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  1. Why?Pokes

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    I’ve started making tomato sauce from scratch a lot lately. Have a pot on the stove right now.

    -ten diced ‘maters
    -4 large minced garlic cloves
    -2 handful chopped bell peppers
    -2 handful chopped mushrooms
    -1 handful minced green onion
    -good pour olive oil

    Will heat and reduce for 2-3 hrs, then add in some sea salt, cracked peppercorn, and basil to top it off. Maybe some thyme and oregano to taste.

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  2. buy_dont_lease

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    You should lift weights to get your BMI up.
     
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  3. 941Gator

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    what else can you do?
     
  4. ned's head

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    My good cholesterol was super low a few years back. I made some dietary fixes (avocado toast in the morning, flax in my yogurt, nuts for snacks) and added cardio to my mix, and it seemed to help. Also reduced processed foods and a lot of sugars.

    Although I was fat at this point in time.
     
  5. Weedlord420

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    Pics of finished product ?????
     
  6. Why?Pokes

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    Just put the beef in:

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  7. Bruce Bowen

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    Day 10 of whole30 :awshucks:. I think I read someone a few pages back they didn't shit hardly at all the first few days or so. I was poopin on average 4 times a day I feel like and now I'm averaging once a day.

    My body is working at 100% efficiency, my body is absorbing every single nutrient and it's not wasting a single thing. My body is doing its' job like its never done before.

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  8. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Today is day 30. I think we are going to keep going until I go to DC on March 24, then transition to paleo when I get home.
     
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  9. DUCKMOUTH

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    Anyone intermediate fast? Seems like a common denominator no matter what health expert I read or listen to.

    Also meal prep makes healthy eating easy. Huge fan
     
  10. Russellin4885

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    Been doing it for a few years now. Big fan.
     
  11. THEBLUERAIDER

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    It’s not for me. The fasting, not the prepping.
     
  12. BP

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    Do it for a week or so at a time. Easy to do it on week days. But weekends throw me off.
     
  13. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    I've been IF 16/8 about a year now. I slack on the weekends sometimes but find I'm not usually hungry in the mornings then anyway.
     
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  14. Bruce Bowen

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    I'm sure I could adjust to IF but I've found I'm in the minority and I eat breakfast within like 15-20 minutes of waking up. I don't want to can't give up my early breakfast.

    Update to whole30, wife and I failed. 17 days in.
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  15. Willpépé

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    What did you do?
     
  16. Bruce Bowen

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    We just quit. I went on a work trip and no doubt had some things that weren't 100% compliant but I tried. Then on my flight home I couldn't find one thing in the airport to eat. We were talking and mutually agreed to quit. The next 4-5 days we stayed 80%+ compliant with our eating. It was definitely beneficial and opened our eyes to how we had been eating prior and we're making better choices after but it was such a fucking drag and we are apparently very weak.
     
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  17. DUCKMOUTH

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    I eat pretty healthy over all. I work out at 4:00 am three days a week and 5:00 am two days a week. I usually eat egg whites, spinach, etc immediately following my workout. I don’t think my body would react well until waiting until 7:00 or 8:00 which would give me roughly a 12 hour fast.

    Trying to weigh if post workout breakfast is worth delaying. Too many varying opinions on the subject
     
  18. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    Traveling on whole 30 is tough. When I had to do it I just packed a shitload of Lara/RX Bars. If I had been traveling for work I probably would have cheated because I wouldn't want to be THAT guy
     
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  19. DUCKMOUTH

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    Whole30 is interesting. I’m not giving up my beans though. I eat very little wheat bread and rice, but do mix some in my diet. I may carb up a little before an intense workout.

    Other than that, I’m close to doing it
     
  20. DUCKMOUTH

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    Travel is a diet killer. If I traveled for work I would be 50 pounds heavier
     
  21. Bruce Bowen

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    I burned through my snacks not even half way through day 2 on my 4 day trip and there were no whole foods, trader joes, or something similar nearby where I could restock. I got arbys roast beef (yes just straight up roast beef, no bun/sauce) cause it was the only thing I could find that was possibly compliant.

    In the end I do think I got a lot out of it but I would never do it again.
     
  22. Russellin4885

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    Just speaking from personal experience. I workout at 5am and 6am four days a week doing crossfit. I won't eat after until 11 am at the earliest afterwards. Been doing this for about 1.5 years now and I am by far in the best shape of my life at 33 years old, (I've been working out and active my whole life too).
     
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  23. DUCKMOUTH

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    Trying to build some more muscle and my fear is not eating after working out may be counter productive. I guess as long as I’m getting enough protein rest of the day I should be fine.
     
  24. Russellin4885

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    Very strictly speaking you would be better eating closer to your workout but for the average person the difference is minimal. Your body is not going to stop making muscle at some magical time after the workout. I used to over think that stuff to death.
     
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  25. Capstone 88

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    While there is an anabolic window of sorts, it’s vastly overrated. I think if you hit some whey protein at a minimum after your morning workout you’ll be fine.
     
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  26. miles

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    For a long time pure laziness has been my achilles heel when it comes to eating healthier, but roasting vegetables in the oven has been a game changer for me. For a lot of meals lately have been just getting a rotisserie chicken and picking at it a bit and making a bunch of roasted broccoli or asparagus.

    I have yet to find a vegetable that isn't delicious when drizzled in a bit of olive oil and roasted with a bit of garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice.
     
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  27. ned's head

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    Put some lemon flavored nordic naturals Omega 3 oil in my chocolate protein and it tastes like some god damn fruit loops. Delightful
     
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  28. miles

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    Anyone do a sort of easy/healthy meal prep every week or so? Doing a few salmon filets, roasted potatoes, and asparagus all on one big sheet pan in the oven to eat once a day for the next few, and could use a few more ideas.
     
  29. BamaNug

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    I do it every week. Saves so much money. It's gotten to be a game with myself to see if I can avoid buying lunch and dinner until Thursday of every week.

    Some recent ones I've done:
     
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  30. BamaNug

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    On one of the longest streaks of my life for being a pescatarian. Haven't eaten any meat other than fish in 3 weeks.

    Have become addicted to hiking and camping over the last few months, saves so much money spending the weekends in the mountains rather than city/bars. Plus, after a gnarly hike or trip you can drink beer and eat a huge meal with minimal repercussions. I'm in the best shape I've been in since college.
     
  31. 941Gator

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    Problem for me with no meat would be that I’d triple my carb intake. What would you guess your daily calorie intake was? 2k?
     
  32. HOOSINSC

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    i brown a few pounds of ground turkey every week and then eat that for lunch with either rice or beans. it’s as simple and easy as it gets.
     
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  33. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    Seasoning?
     
  34. ned's head

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    Haven't done it for lunch or dinner, but I make 4 containers of overnight oats for both the wife and I on Sunday night and just do avocado toast for the other 3 days.
     
  35. BamaNug

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    Pretty low, probably around 2,000-2,500. But I also only lift like 2x/week, do yoga 3-4x/week. My biggest thing is getting enough protein, I'm probably not getting enough, but I also don't lift a ton anymore.

    I do smoothies every morning that come in at about 500-600 calories. Those meals are generally 6-700 for lunch and dinner. Some snack during the day at work (granola bar, pistachios, hummus), and a protein shake after workout/yoga.
     
  36. 941Gator

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    what’s an average dinner for you?
     
  37. BamaNug

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    I eat my same prepped meal for lunch and dinner, but I have no issue eating the same thing for a few days.

    This week was a simple quinoa and veggie bowl. Made a ton of quinoa, with red peppers/carrots/asparagus/mushrooms. Add some hot sauce and viola.
     
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  38. Arkadin

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    I have no issue with that either but I also have the time and like to cook during the week so l make a bunch of one or two types of protein, vacuum seal and freeze what I don't think I can eat that week, and then make a couple of different sides on different days to switch it up some. There are so many easy ways to do salads and different applications
     
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  40. BamaNug

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    If I could force myself to workout in the AM before work I'd have so much more free time, but I just can't do it. I always do my exercise after work. Plus taking care of a dog takes up a lot of the time.

    Get home 5/5:30, walk the dog/take him to the park for an hour or so, then exercise, by the time I've showered and wound down for the evening it's past 8. Or I'll go to the 7:30-8 yoga class and not be finished until 9/9:30.

    /firstworldproblems
     
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  41. HOOSINSC

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    idk what you like. its whatever you want really.
     
  42. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    I’m asking what you do if you’re eating ground turkey every week. I get sick of the same flavors very quickly.
     
  43. hawkeyeOUTeast

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    Mrs. Dash has a no sodium line of spices and flavor packs, I do turkey meat often as well and use these. Fajita, taco, and meat loaf. The their lemon pepper seasoning, jalapeño seasoning, and tomato basil seasonings are great too.
     
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  44. Willpépé

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    Back on the wagon day 4. My third or fourth time now. So much easier, but really adhered to lots of the principles throughout the years. Basically a post two week vacation reset. We were also pretty good on vacation, worked out every day, etc..... just getting old and alcohol don’t play nice. Sucks.
     
  45. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Been crushing chia seeds in the morning. I've read some studies which linked chia seeds to possibly increasing HDL levels, which I'm trying to do. I make a "pudding" the night before by pouring a half cup of unsweetend vanilla almond milk to two tablespoons of chia seeds. I add some ceylon cinnamon and a dash of pure vanilla extract for flavor (my wife has me add a teaspoon of maple syrup to hers, but I don't want the extra sugar). You can obviously play around with ingredients and portions, but its tasty.

    For me it works as a great pre-workout breakfast, light but filling. I'll follow it up with eggs after a workout or perhaps nothing if I'm not working out that morning. I'll stay full off of it until lunch.
     
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  46. Room 15

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    Guy I work with just mixes them with water and drinks it. May have to look into it.
     
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  47. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    If you've never used them before, the whole seeds plump up when added to a liquid. So the overnight "puddings" I make are reminiscent of tapioca pudding (though not quite as large as tapioca pearls). Adding water and chugging is certainly an efficient delivery method.
     
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  48. ned's head

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    I put a tablespoon in my overnight oats and on top of my avocado toast. Also team chia (and ground flax for yogurt)

    My hdl sucks as well. I started taking konsyl fiber every day for an extra boost
     
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  49. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    On top of avocado toast or in yogurt sounds good, too.

    My HDL is on the low end of "normal," but I'm trying to get into the "desirable" range without use of medications. My dad's side of the family has a lot of heart issues, so I'm trying to keep out in front of as much of that as possible. It's a question mark how much of that is genetic pre-disposition versus universally poor diet and exercise habits in his family, but I'm not taking chances.
     
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  50. Homo Erectus

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    I have tried intermittent fasting (16/8) where i dont really eat until lunch which is fine bc im not a breakfast person, but then i get super hungry at night and wake up wanting to snack. I actually am healthier on a normal schedule. Sort of annoying.
     
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