“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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365 Days of Self Discovery: Day 65

11.06.18

What changes could you make to improve your health?

  • Making yearly Dr. visits to stay updated on my general well-being & to take care of any health issues that should arise.
  • Keep my sugar content lower because diabetes runs in my family
  • Drink enough water daily because I have had a habit of being dehydrated & that’s not healthy
  • Cut down on consumption of processed foods (which I hardly eat fast food, besides pizza or Chinese take out on the weekends) and since I love cooking and I meal prep, it has become easier to consume less processed food
  • Follow my macros again to keep me on the right path with my goals & prevent me from overeating and meeting my nutritional goals for proteins, fats, carbs, fiber and calorie intake
  • Continue with meditation for my mental well-being
  • Making it a goal to walk 10,000 steps or more daily to stay proactive
  • Being mindful of the supplements I take and pay attention to how my body reacts to them
  • Make yearly appointments to visit the dentist for oral hygiene care
  • Be more proactive of reading the ingredients on the food labels while shopping ( I read the food labels but hardly pay attention to ingredients and should be more mindful of what I am eating)
  • When and if life should throw me a lemon I cannot handle or manage, I should learn that by seeking a therapist for help is okay and that sometimes it better to talk to someone than to live with it inside.
  • Get more sleep! make my sleep schedule a priority! 
  • Take more initiative to brush my teeth two or three times daily for better oral hygiene  

What are some health improvements you could make (no matter how big or small) share it in the comments & follow, like and share this post with peers! 

Watermelon Fries & Coconut Lime Dip

Now me personally, I am not a huge fan of watermelon — I will eat it but not very often or very much of it and I don’t particularly love watermelon flavored candies or drinks. I have yet to try this recipe but figured for those of you who enjoy fruits and especially the watermelon, this would make a good recipe to share with the family. 

This recipe is gluten free, vegan friendly and healthy! Yum

Ingredients needed:

  • One watermelon, rind removed and cut into long fry like shapes
  • 2 tsp of tajin classic seasoning
  • 1 cup of coconut yogurt — for the dip
  • Zest and juice of one lime – for the dip
  • 1 tbsp of coconut sugar- for the dip

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine yogurt, lime juice and zest, and coconut sugar — then set aside
  2. On a plate, scatter watermelon fries & sprinkle Tajin seasoning
  3. Serve with dip & enjoy!

For more recipes by this cook, follow her website https://www.abbeyskitchen.com/watermelon-fries/

9.19.18 Macro’s log

12AM (work/snack)

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

2AM (work/lunch)

  • Kroger fresh baked bread (0.25 loaf) Calories 269, Carbs 55.8g, Fats 1.9g, Protein 11.5g
  • Kroger southwestern dressing, lite (1 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 3g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g
  • Kroger white sweet onion; Calories 6, Carbs 1.3g, Fats 0g, Protein 0.1g
  • Sliced Swiss Cheese (1 slice) Calories 110, Carbs 1g, Fats 8g, Protein 9g
  • Kroger Mesquite roasted turkey (2 oz) Calories 50, Carbs 0g, Fats 0g, Protein 11g
  • Hellman’s lite may (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 2g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g
  • Kroger Hard Salami (2 slices) Calories 60, Carbs 0.5g, Fats 5g. Protein 2.5g

2:30PM (lunch)

  • Frosted Flakes cereal (2 cups) Calories 110, Carbs 27g, Fats 1g, Protein 1g
  • Kroger 2% milk (1 cup) Calories 120, carbs 12g, fats 5g, protein 8g

5:30PM (snack/work)

  • Oreo cookies (3 cookies) Calories 160, Carbs 25g, fats 7g, protein 1g

8PM (Dinner)

  • City blends ‘rush hour mocha’ protein shake (24 oz) Calories 525, Carbs 84g, Fats 6g, Protein 28g
  • Kroger creamy peanut butter (1 TBSP) Calories 90, Carbs 3.5g, Fats 7.5g, Protein 3.5g

Total Calories: 1710 (under goal)

Total Carbs: 220.1g (over by .1 g)

Total fats: 56.9g (over)

Total protein: 84.6g (under goal)

Dining out at chipotle 9.18.18

12AM (Work/Snack)

  • Kroger Carb Master Yogurt (Blended Strawberry) Calories 60, Carbs 4g, Fats 1.5g and protein 8g

2AM (Work/Lunch)

  • Kroger fresh baked bread (.25 loaf) Calories 269, Carbs 55.8, Fats 1.9g, Protein 11.5g
  • White sweet onion Calories 6, Carbs 1.3g, Fats 0g, Protein 0.1g
  • Sliced Swiss cheese (1 slice) Calories 110, Carbs 1g, Fats 8g, protein 9g
  • Kroger Mesquite Roasted Turkey (2 oz) Calories 50, Carbs 0g, Fats 0g, Protein 11g
  • Hellman’s light mayo (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 2g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g
  • Kroger Hard Salami (2 slices) Calories 60, Carbs 0.5g, Fats 5g, Protein 2.5g
  • Kroger Southwestern ranch, lite (2 TBSP) Calories 70, Carbs 3g, Fats 7g, Protein 0g

9:45AM (Breakfast)

  • Frosted Flakes cereal (2 cups) Calories 110, Carbs 27g, Fats 1g, Protein 1g 
  • Kroger 2% milk (1 cup) Calories 120, Carbs 12g, Fats 5g, Protein 8g

2:30PM (Lunch)

  • Frosted Flakes cereal (0.25 cups) 2X Calories 56, Carbs 13.6g, Fats 0.6g, Protein 0.6g
  • Kroger 2% milk (1 cup) Calories 120, Carbs 12g, Fats 5g, Protein 8g

7:30PM (Dinner)

  • Chipotle steak bowl 
  • Double white cilantro rice; Calories 370, Carbs 68g, Fats 8g, Protein 7g
  • Double Black beans; Calories 240, Carbs 44g, Fats 2g, Protein 14g
  • Steak; Calories 190, Carbs 2g, Fats 6.5g, Protein 30g
  • Green medium salsa; Calories 20, Carbs 4g, Fats 0g, Protein 0.5g
  • Red hot salsa; Calories 25, Carbs 4g, Fats 1g, Protein 1g
  • Cheese; Calories 100, Carbs 1g, Fats 7.5g, Protein 6g
  • Sour Cream; Calories 115, Carbs 1g, Fats 9.5g, Protein 2g

Total Calories: 2133 (over) 

Total Carbs: 256.2g (over) 

Total Fats: 76.5g (over)

Total Protein: 120.2g (under)

Overall,I was over on my goals but not including the calories I burned from exercise. I didn’t feel any extra weight gain or a difference after consuming that many calories; but this means I will be more aware of my intake the rest of the week. 

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