I have been pretty faithful to the 3 a day meals unless I ride big; then I include some food during the ride as well as a post work out recovery meal. And I must confess that my "breakfast" usually lasts about 60-75 minutes. I have always been a "grazer" and I thought that going to a set number of meals would be difficult. But after increasing my fat intake, I now stay "full" for a longer period of time.
|Ride food ... coconut date rolls ( look very similar to litter coated cat turds).|
I did pay dearly last week as I was feeling good enough for 2 big days. The first was a 5 hour gravel grinder. I at least made it 2 1/2 hours before bonking. The following day I experimented with true suffering as I chose to pre-ride The Snake on my SS, 1 gear harder than I normally use. What the hell was I thinking? Must have been a lack of glucose in the brain! Needless to say I didn't make it 90 minutes before I bonked really hard! And then my fork decided to "die" on the infamous rocky ridge section. I ended up walking sections that normally would be easy to ride. Talk about being humbled!
And ... two days later, I caught a cold. What I learned from this is that the Whole 30 plan not only halved the duration of my cold, but also the severity of it as well. That virus left me in 3 days, tail tucked and high tailing it to find some easier prey!
Now that I am about finished, I have been trying to figure out how to train and race with the least amount of non-Whole 30 approved foods added back. I know I will NOT add back seed oils, legumes, grains,and pseudo grains save for rice, if I can tolerate it, i.e. no Buddha belly and sluggishness. I am hoping dairy will agree with me, but if not, than I will be o.k. with that. I would rather feel great forever on a slightly limited diet than to have that momentary "feel good" feeling after a bite of cheese or ice cream.
I am thinking that I will be able to substiute potatoes (both sweet and white) for rice. (Now what am I gonna do with the 10 boxes of Chocolate Chex that I bought 2 months ago at a ridiculously low price!?!) Oh, Carly ......
Day 1 of reintroduction will be Christmas day. I have chosen sugar as my first. I have got a GREAT recipe for Paleo pecan pie!