I am doing the WHole 30 challenge (started as of March 1st). I am looking to drop some weight as well as heal my mind and gut. I am 5'2 weight 124 (start of Whole30) My meals are like the following: Take: Fish Oil daily Coffee/tea with coconut milk thru out the day--NO sweetener I sure do miss my stevia :( Breakfast: Omelet with left over meat (lamb or bison) & veggies (spinach/kale/tomatoes) in coconut/macadamia oil Lunch: Salad with Eggs usually 3 or 4 whole and 4 egg whites (question to follow) or BISON/LAMB Snacks: Eggs --3-6 sometimes whole sometimes just egg whites Dinner: HUGE HUGE salad -- usually NO added protein--just not in the mood and I go to bed within 1-2 hours after eating salad-- so dont like to eat too heavy cant sleep
Work out pretty much 6-7 days a week for at least 1-2 hours a day--now sometimes it is just walking and then sometimes it is intense--depends what I feel like doing for thr day.
allow cheat OK not really a "cheat" at all just an over eat 2x a week. Like today I ate a LARGE freakn amount of almonds -- I mean ALOT but I only allow this to happen 1x a week. And then on my other "cheat" --it is usally 1-2 pieces of fruit.
PHEW --now here are the questions: 1) Does anyone have an egg YOKE allergy-- I am starting to think I do? I just feel "bloated" the next day if I ate any yokes-- just FAT feeling. Dont know if it is the eggs or coconut milk?
2) I have not noticed any difference in the way I feel--if anything I feel FATTER! I figuired stopping the stevia wd help -- but it has not
3) I just dont like the taste of beef or fish -- that is why I dont eat much of it. Any suggestions on my above diet?
4) I use to weigh abt 110-115 BEFORE (some fats, egg whites and lots of veggies but was having BINGE issues with bread crap) I started this paleo experiment (about 2 months now -- doing the Whole30 for only the past week). Now I feel very uncomfortable in my body --just yucky!!
Any advice on how to get back down to 115--less bloated?
Thank you in advance for your input FORGOT TO ADD -- I also drink ALOT ALOT of water --at least 1 gallon/day--usually more
I think you are having too many eggs, not enough meat/fat. I didn't add it all up, but it doesn't seem like a lot of calories either, depending on how much meat you are eating at breakfast and lunch.
There are a lot of different things you can eat on the Whole 30 that you aren't taking advantage of. If you don't like the food, it is harder to stick to the plan. Can you try different things with the lamb/beef/bison, like using it ground and making meatballs/meatloaf? You could also really use some seafood in this plan.
I am not surprised you feel like crap all the time. You are not letting your body heal itself from your 7 workouts a week.
Authors like Dr McGuff, Body by Science author, http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/ advocates and uses in his South Carolina gym less than 30 min workouts once a week...all the moves are to failure. He gets excellent results with his clients.
Fred Hahn in NYC does essentially the same workouts...30 minutes once a week with excellent results http://slowburnfitness.com/
They get the results by taxing the body muscles to failure and then they rest their clients for one week for the muscles to heal.
I have been using this technique with P90x workouts resting 3 days between workouts and am happy with the limited workouts with very heavy lifting.
The other thing I note is that it appears you are not fueling your body enough with fat and are trying to use the salads as fuel. Many of us eat 75% fat, 20% protein and less than 5% carbs. Cut the carbs and substitute meat and fat as your major fuel source and you will do ok. Remember, there are no essential carbs that humans need to consume. Humans can do just fine on meat and fat.
Cook your eggs in coconut oil or butter. If you will eat 5-6 eggs fried in coconut oil and 1/8 pound bacon for breakfast, you will not need to eat til dinner. Then have your salad with olive oil and vinegar before having a bison or beef steak 16oz or lamb with lots of fat around the edges. Have a few green veggies slathered in butter for good absorption of the nutrients. Do this for a month and you will heal your gut to absorb the nutrients you are consuming.
I suspect the bloating will cease when your gut is healed.
I know a lot depends on body's individual composition, bone density and what not, but 125Ibs at 5'2" is a pretty good weight. I am only 1" taller, weight about 20Ibs more and don't consider myself fat or overweight, and am planning to slowly maybe get to 120... are you sure you are not pressing your body too much? You exercise really a lot and it doesn't look as you eat a lot of calories.
You need to cut down on the training big time. You will burn out and overtrain quickly allowing for your hormones to take over (not in a good way). You will lose weight initially, but you will most likely hit a point were the opposite will occur do to the burn out.
1) You have to give your body time to adjust to the new way of eating. It takes a couple of weeks for most people. There's a reason they recommend a whole month of eating this way.
2) It sounds like you may be over training. How is your sleep?
3) How about chicken and pork for protein sources? Swap some of the eggs for some kind of meat.
Did you eat a lot of veggies prior to the whole 30? The bloated feeling may be from a larger amount of fiber. Also - your meals may be to few to large. Eat the same amount of food, but split up over 6 meals a day.
I personally don't think your eating enough either. For your whole30 challenge dont limit yourself to much on the fruit either. And stop weighing yourself :) i think they say that. So eat more balanced smaller meals. a little fruit, a chunk of meat, maybe some nuts, and a few handfuls of veggies repeat.