Whole30 day 6 (round II)

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Whew. What a week! I fell off the pictures of my food bandwagon. But I haven’t fallen off the Whole30 wagon which is the important part. Not only have I been able to do this while traveling….. I am proud that I have been able to maintain it through one heck-of-a-crazy week.

While I lack the epiphany of feeling amazing for the first time that I experienced with my first round…. I still feel amazing. I lack the question of “can I do this” as it’s become….. oh yes I can.

This week, people’s reaction included several people telling me I was on a high protein low carb diet. To which I answer this: I’m not. And it’s not a diet. It’s just a nutrition suggestion system that fits me. That’s all.

In terms of carbohydrates it’s anything BUT low. As I posted yesterday here is a carbohydrate comparison: if we compare one slice of whole grain bread, which has about 11 grams of CHO (carbohydrate):

  • Sweet potatoes have about 37 grams of CHO
  • 1 cup of strawberries has about 12 grams of CHO
  • 1 medium banana has 27 grams of CHO
  • 1 cup of mango has 28 grams of CHO

It’s not low carb, it’s deriving carbs from better sources. Grains aren’t the only place you get carbohydrates.

I have been told a variety of things regarding Whole30…I have really thick skin and I have been at this long enough to let it just roll. Where I keep stumping my critics is here: I am failing to see how eating a good healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins…… is not good for me. My weight loss has been very slow and steady…. because I am eating enough. I am not hungry…. because I am eating enough. I feel better than ever…. because I am eating enough. Eating enough means I am filling myself with all the right things.

Imagine you had a 3,000 calorie budget (I hate talking calories but it’s what people relate to). I can eat 3,000 calories worth of fruits, veggies and lean proteins…. or…… I could eat a big mac. I think you get the point.

If this doesn’t fit you I have two suggestions…… adjust it to fit you…. or don’t do it. It’s changed my life in an amazing way. I have never felt better (and I felt better before!).

Like everything in life…….. you need to do your homework, evaluate how it works in your life, and then adapt to how it fits you. Don’t make a big deal out of it… and it won’t be!

This weekend we have our Valor Triathlon kick off party (thank you Towpath)! And I plan on bringing Moroccan Meatballs.

Other awesome recipes I found this week (there is only one…. I have been on overload!!!)

I have to also say, if you haven’t ordered your copy of Well Fed 2… order it today. It’s so much better than Well Fed 1, and Well Fed 1 is awesome!

As for fueling… I have been using Osmo, Lara Bars and I did have a gel yesterday, which went fine. Nothing exciting in that department.

So…. Whole30 Round II is going well. Much more mellow than the last time. I will take it!

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Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email valortri@gmail.com for more information!

By Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email valortri@gmail.com for more information!

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