Isabella N.

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  1. Thanks for the responses everyone! I go to Trader Joe's once a week, so I will definitely check out their frozen fish the next time I go. I've been getting their canned tuna and sardines, so I guess I will try to incorporate both canned fish and frozen fish 2 - 3 times a week!
  2. Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I started our Whole30 journey at the beginning of January - we are on Day 12 and feeling great! We have been 100% compliant and not having too much trouble so far, but I think our downfall has been the absence of fish/seafood in our diet. It's not that we don't like fish/seafood (I LOVE salmon and shrimp), but it seems to be a lot pricer than chicken/pork/beef (I saw a bag of frozen shrimp at WF for $32.00 ), and we are on somewhat of a tight budget. So, my question is: how many times a week should I be eating fish/seafood to get the nutrients that I can't get from other foods (I'm guessing mainly Omega-3s)? Also, where can I find the most inexpensive fish/seafood?
  3. Sorry if this question has already been asked before, but I couldn't find the exact answer in previous threads... I know that olive oil is not supposed to be used at hight temps, and that coconut oil is better to use on the stovetop, but what about in the oven? I really like using olive oil to roast cauliflower and broccoli in the oven, but does that also disrupt the oil like it would on the stovetop?
  4. Thanks for the replies! I started to take some digestive enzymes and I'm feeling much better :-)
  5. The 10% includes regular butter, bacon cured with a little sugar, etc. but I've cut out all grains, dairy, and legumes. I've always eaten a lot of vegetables (I eat broccoli and tomatoes almost every day), so it's not like my digestive system isn't used to digesting them. I've also always stayed away from processed foods like cake, cookies, and other empty calories. The only thing that I can really think of that's affecting my stomach is maybe an increase in fat? I've always cooked with olive oil, but for the last couple of days I've been really trying to increase my healthy fat intake (avocados, more olive oil, etc.)
  6. Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and the whole30 program. I recently finished reading ISWF and became interested in doing whole30. For the past week, I have been eating relatively clean (90%) compliant, but decided not to start the program until January because of the holiday season. Ever since I started eating this way on Monday, I've been having some stomach issues. I have been experiencing stomach cramps/pains in my lower abdomen that last 20 to 30 seconds every couple of hours or so. It kind of feels like someone is squeezing my insides and then letting go. Accompanied by that, I've been experiencing pretty severe pain in my stomach every time I have a bowel movement. It is very similar to IBS symptoms (constipation, mucus in stool, sweating and pain during bowel movements, immediate relief of pain after bowel movement). However, I've never experience these symptoms before I started eating this way (though I've had previous issues with constipation, but no stomach pain). Is this normal for the first week or should I be concerned? I'm thinking that perhaps cutting out diary has affected me, since I used to eat a Greek yogurt everyday, but I'm not so sure.