“whole 30” Diet & Exercise

This blog post sheds light on the “whole 30” diet itself and how well it works with ongoing exercise & new exercise regimens. I had a client who did this diet plan, along with this wife and expressed how it gave good results but over time they both were getting bored of the concept of eating the same foods daily, he expressed to me how strict the diet was, gave me some insight into the results it produced but wanted to know more information besides what he had researched because now they are both my clients at the gym & are looking to possibly start this diet once again along with starting their new workout agenda (will have been with me for a month now) and he wanted to know 1) my opinion 2) if it will help or hinder while he and his wife exercise 3) is it worth doing 4) is it something that can be adjusted so that they don’t run into the same issue of being bored of the same food 5) where to go from there once the 30 days is over . All of which were good questions and figured, I would post about it so that if others have the same thoughts, or questions, we could solve this together. 

Personally, I have never done this diet & I don’t recommend diets to my clients (out of my scope of practice) but to learn more about nutrition and teach good behaviors would be within my scope and help them prepare for the end of the road with a positive mindset and continued results. Hopefully the research I came up with you find helpful, feel free to also share it among your peers Whole 30 & Exercise

If any of you have more to add about this particular diet, please leave it in the comments — I love hearing personal experiences and stories (who knows, I might consider you writing a guest post about your experience with this diet) 

 

 

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9.17.18 Macro’s log

12AM (Snack @work)

  • Kroger carb master yogurt (cinnamon roll flavor) Calories 70, Carbs 4g, Fats 1.5g, Protein 9g 
  • Sprite (20 oz bottle) — my stomach wasn’t feeling too well. Calories 240, Carbs 64g, Fats 0g, protein 0g

2AM (Lunch @ work)

  • Leftover stir-fry 
  • Baked boneless chicken breast; Calories 55, Carbs 0g, Fats 1.5g and protein 11g

9:45AM (breakfast @home)

  • Frosted flakes cereal (2 cups) Calories 110, Carbs 27g, Fats 1g and protein 1g
  • Kroger 2 percent milk (1 cup) Calories 120, Carbs 12g, Fat 5g and protein 8g

2:30PM (Lunch at home)

  • Kroger fresh baked bread (0.25 loaf) Calories 269, Carbs 55.8g, Fats 1.9g and protein 11.5g 
  • Kroger hard salami (2 slices) Calories 60, Carbs 0.5g, Fats 5g, and protein 2.5g
  • Tillamock sliced swiss cheese (1 slice) Calories 110, Carbs 1g, fats 8g and protein 9g 
  • Fresh spinach 
  • Kroger white sweet onion (0.6 oz) Calories 6, Carbs 1.3g, Fats 0g, protein 0.1g 
  • Kroger mesquite smoked turkey (2 oz) Calories 50, carbs 0g, fats 0g and protein 11g
  • Hellman’s light mayo (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 2g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g

8:00PM (Dinner)

  • City blends ‘Get your peanuts here” protein shake (16 oz) Calories 428, Carbs 60g, Fats 11g, and protein 28g
  • Kroger creamy peanut butter (2 TBSP) Calories 180, Carbs 7g, fats 15g and protein 7g 

Total Calories: 1768 (under goal)

Total Carbs 234.6g ( over goal for light activity macros)

Total Fats 56.9g  (over goal)

Total protein: 98.1g (under goal)

9.13.18 Macro’s Log

12AM (Snack/Work)

  • Kroger carb master yogurt (blackberry) Calories 70, Carbs 5g, Fats 1.5g, Protein 9g 

2AM (Lunch Break)

  • Kroger boiled white long grain enriched rice (125g) Calories 81, carbs 17.6g, Fats 0.2g and protein 1.7g 
  • Kroger wild caught pollock fish fillet/2.15oz  Calories 30, Carbs 0g, Fats 0.3g, protein 7g
  • Kroger frozen broccoli cuts (steamed)/99g Calories 34, Carbs 4.6g, Fats 0g and protein 2.3g
  • Sriracha sauce (6 teaspoons) Calories 0, Carbs 6g, fats 0g and protein 0g

11:30AM (Lunch @home)

  • 2 hamburgers with a bun,  Hellman’s light Mayo, Thousand Island Dressing (2 TBSP) 

No macros recorded

5:57PM (Dinner)

  • Kroger wild caught pollock fish (2.33 oz)
  • Ramen noodle, white rice, fresh green beans, beef, sriracha sauce, fried eggs, broccoli, fresh white mushrooms, white onion — stir fry

No macros recorded

9:30PM (Snack @Work)

  • Cinnamon toast crunch bowl (1 container) Calories 230, Carbs 45g, Fats 6g and protein 3g 
  • Milk (2%) small carton 

9.12.18 Macro’s log

2AM (work lunch)

  • Two hamburgers with ketchup & mayo, velveeta cheese slices (one hamburger was bunless and no cheese)

No macro’s recorded. 

5PM: Work snack

  • 3 oreo cookies, Calories 160, Carbs 25g, Fats 7g, and protein 1g

8PM Dinner:

  • City blends 16oz shake (Get your peanuts here) Calories 428, Carbs 60g, Fat 11g, and protein 28g
  • Extra scoop of peanut butter for shake: Calories 90, carbs 3.5g, fats 7.5g and protein 3.5g
  • Ramen noodle with white rice, beef, fried eggs, broccoli, fresh green beans, white fresh mushrooms, white onion, sriracha sauce stir fry

9.11.18 Macro’s log

12AM Work snack:

  • Kroger Carb master Yogurt (Strawberry): Calories 60, Carbs 4g, Fats 1.5g and protein 8g
  • Kroger Simply classic trailmix (13 pieces) Calories 150, Carbs 14g, Fats 10g, and protein 4g

2AM Work Lunch:

  • 2 cheeseburgers (bbq) with mayo, ketchup, yellow mustard, 2 hot dogs with ketchup & yellow mustard and chopped onions
  • Potato salad 
  • Bottled water 

This was provided due to it being employee appreciation week. I could not record any macro’s for this meal

6:30PM Dinner @ Home

  • Ramen noodle, white rice, sriracha sauce, fried eggs, fresh green beans, broccoli, white onion, white fresh mushrooms, beef homemade stir fry

Could not provide macro’s for this meal.

9:30PM (Snack @ work)

  • 2 Hamburgers with mayo, velveeta cheese slices, and ketchup

No macro’s recorded. 

As you can tell, the whole day was full of carbs and protein, lol and fats. Not the best options for fats but carbs and and protein was g

Macro’s Log: 9.10.18

12AM (work break)

  • Kroger carb master yogurt (strawberry pomegrante) 

Yogurt: Calories: 70, Carbs: 5g, Fats: 1.5g. Protein: 9g

2AM (Lunch break/work)

  • Kroger peanut butter (creamy) 2 TBSP
  • Healthy life wheat bread (2 slices)
  • Macos meatball sub/6′ (finished .10g of it)
  • Ballreich’s ghost pepper jack chips (1.5 oz)
  • Donut (work provided — no info provided)

Peanut butter: Calories: 180, Carbs: 7g, Fats: 15g, protein: 7g

Bread (2 slices) Calories: 70, Carbs: 16g, Fats: 0.5g, Protein: 5g

Meatball sub (.10g) Calories: 62, Carbs: 5.6g, Fats: 2.8g, Protein: 3.7g

Chips: Calories: 220, Carbs: 25g, Fats: 12g, Protein: 3g

2:30PM (Lunch/home)

  • Kroger original oatmeal (instant oatmeal) 2 packets
  • Kroger 2% milk: 1/4 cup
  • Kroger sugar (2 Tsp)

Oatmeal Calories: 200, Carbs: 38g, Fat: 3g, Protein: 6g

Sugar: Calories: 30, carbs: 8g, Fats: 0g, Protein: 0g

Milk: Calories: 30, carbs: 3g, Fats: 1.3g, protein: 2g

8:00PM (Dinner after work)

  • City blends oreos over Mahattan shake (24 oz)
  • Kroger creamy peanut butter (1 TBSP)

Shake Calories: 989, Carbs: 167g, Fats: 16g, Protein: 49g

peanut butter Calories: 90, Carbs: 3.5g, Fats: 7.5g, Protein: 3.5g

At the gym, I make myself a shake because I am off work at 8pm and have to have to work at 10pm at the second job, so it’s easier to make myself a shake on days I work both jobs. This is not normally the shake i make for myself due to the macros being super high, but I wanted something different. Our gym makes protein shakes. 

Total Calories: 1941, pending how many calories I worked off at the gym.

Total Carbs: 278.1g (over)

Total Fats: 59.6g (over)

Total Protein: 88.2g (under goal)

My workout yesterday I would have considered light activity (I did lifting and 20 min of cardio) but I don’t think I burned very many calories; although I could be wrong & with all of this said, the light activity macro goal was:

Calories: 1876

Carbs: 220g

Fats: 52g

Protein: 132g

Macro’s log 9.09.18

11:30AM (Breakfast)

  • Macromeal ultimate superfood vanilla protein + Superfoods (2.0 scoops)
  • Kroger 2% milk (12 oz)

Protein shake: Calories: 160, Carbs: 6g, Fats: 2.5g, Protein: 25g 

Milk: 180 calories, Carbs: 18g, Fats: 7.5g, Protein: 12g

2:30PM (Lunch)

  • Buttermilk and maple (kodiak cakes/flapjack) 61.0g
  • Kroger 2% milk (1/4 cup)

Kodiak cakes: Calories: 250, Carbs: 35g, Fats: 7g, Protein: 10g

Milk: Calories: 30, Carbs: 3g, Fats: 1.3g, Protein: 2g

5:30PM (dinner)

  • White long grain rice (enriched) w/ ground pork, shredded baked chicken, fried whole eggs, sriracha sauce, Kroger Thousand Island dressing

No macros were recorded.

9:00PM (before work meal)

  • Marco’s meatball sub/6′ (ate 95% of it)

Sub: Calories: 589, Carbs: 53.2g, Fats: 26.6g, Protein: 35.1g

Normally this isn’t something I would do before work, especially at this time, but for some reason I was craving a sub, lol. 

Didn’t record totals for this meal because of the fact that I did not measure my food that I ate for dinner. Sorry ahead of time.