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  1. I know this section is dedicated to recipes, but I'd really like to share a dream I had last night. I was a student at a teaching hospital, when a lioness was found roaming around campus, terrorizing people left and right. I made it my mission to tame the lion. Without going into gory detail, it was a brutal, drawn out adventure. Later in the dream, the lioness and I were in the main corridor, surrounded by people. She thrashed and took a good chunk out of my leg as I stroked her, trying to calm her. She slowly began to purr and submit. The crowd cheered! I left the battle injured, but victorious nonetheless. I am on day 3 and this is the second dream I've had about defeating a large cat. Talk about symbolism. Anywho, here's a pic I snapped of my breakfast! 2 homemade pork patties 3 cups kale and mustard greens, sautéed with tomato slices, salt, pepper, cayenne, and evoo 1/2 avocado On day 1 I pre-made some pork and chicken breast to keep handy to supplement my meals. Toss in some quick sautéed/roasted/raw veggies, and I've got a quick easy meal! What do y'all like to eat for breakfast when you're in a pinch?
  2. Hello!! My name is Jil and I am on day 1 of my whole 30!! I am so excited to begin this journey to a happier, healthier lifestyle. I have been contemplating starting for months until this weekend. My life has been spiraling out of control for the past year. I started the year off with a car accident, which left me on bedrest for nearly a month. Between the lack of exercise, and coming off of 2 different medications, my body has been a disaster. Mentally, I have found happiness and stability. My body at this point, reflect how I feel on the inside. Yesterday was my breaking point. I am a nanny of 4 and the youngest (4 years old) asked if I was pregnant because my belly was fat. I am 100% an advocate for self love, and loving the body you're in, but at 23, I am not setting myself up for a successful and healthy future. I am looking forward to practicing self control (something I was never exposed to as a child or adolescent) and moving forward with my life. I look forward to sharing this experience with y'all, this seems like an incredible community to be a part of!
  3. Hi, all: My name is Jeanie and my boyfriend and I are starting the W3 today. The kick in the pants was the outcome of a doctor's visit, so this is a perfect time. We live in the Indianapolis area. Just bought a fixer-upper by the lake. We are both in our mid-40s and need to make some serious changes. A friend has had fantastic results from the program, so I wanted to give it a shot. Thanks
  4. Hi, I'm Rhonda. I live in Southern California. On Mother's day (5/14) my daughter told me about the Whole30 eating plan. I listened. My daughter has been doing this for the past 3 years and she looks amazing. She is 27, and started this when she was 24. She is in the best health I have seen her in, and she feels great. I was telling her how getting old sucks (I'm turning 48 in a couple of months) and how I always feel bloated, and I have put on weight and how I have arthritis type symptoms, aches, pains, etc. And, I mentioned how I have tummy problems. She told me all about Whole30 and how it's great to get rid of inflammation and help me feel better. I honestly could use weight loss too, but I'm more concerned about my health overall, not just losing weight. I know that if I improve my eating, then weight loss will happen anyways, so that I am not so much worried about. I just want/need to feel better. I have been thinking about doing a liver detox, but honestly, I feel most of the time too weak to do much, and exercise and fasting or detoxing in general sounds a little too tedious to me at this point in time. So here I am on day 2 of this eating plan, and so far so good. I haven't cheated. I almost accidentally cheated with some hot wax peppers, until I learned they were filled with sulfites. I remembered to read the label. I would appreciate any simple, on-the-go recipes, or recipe ideas. My daughter told me one recipe, that I wanted to share, that she enjoys. I haven't tried it yet, but this is it: I don't know where she got this recipe, but it sounds amazingly good. Breakfast Bowl In a bowl mix: 1/4 cup of chopped cashews and walnuts (mixed) 1 small apple chopped up in bite size pieces 1-2 Tbsp of raisins Unsweetened, shredded coconut (small handful) Pour either Unsweetened Almond Milk or (Optional "Light") Coconut Milk over it. Sprinkle with Cinnamon/Nutmeg Eat it like you would a bowl of cereal. I hope to come up with some amazing recipes on my own and learn about recipes others love and want to share. I'm really looking forward to feeling much better. Attached is a photo of me that was taken in the Winter (December, 2017) at the Japanese Gardens in Portland, OR. It was really cold. Dealing with a lot of bloating, inflammation, and pain. Not taking any medications for anything. Hoping that eating better will help. *Fingers Crossed*
  5. Hi all, starting 6/1 and REALLY excited. I have had a classic case of "adrenal burnout" for years and was given the information to take in 30 grams protein within the first. 30 minutes of waking up Since interrupted sleep became the norm, progressing to every 2-3 hours, I am no longer a morning person, so certainly not into cooking breakfast. This challenged me to find a protein shake that was quick and fulfilled the gram requirements. I've been taking a pea protein with pumpkin seed protein, sunflower seed protein, alfalfa protein, tart cherry, probiotics, bromelain, turmeric, black pepper, sea salt, and less than 2% of natural caramel flavor, natural vanilla flavor, stevia extract and xanthan gum, in order to kick in muscle energy as opposed to hormonal. I add a vegetable prebiotic for fiber, a quarter to half cup pure aloe juice, a scoop of Concentrated polyphenols (1 scoop =250 mg fructooligosaccharides) with other ingredients citric acid, natural flavors, guar gum, rebaudioside A, silica, D-calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, folic acid, pyroxidine hydrochloride, chromium dinicocysteinate, thiamin hydrochloride, and metylcobalamin; and the rest filtered water. I think I already see what is wrong with this for the Whole 30. Will you pick it apart for me? Do you have any replacement suggestions? It really has been helping my exhaustion. Maybe it is time to assume I no longer have burnout? Many thanks, Jane
  6. Hi all, Starting my Whole 30 today. I've done a ton of diets but this one is not about losing weight for me. I realize that dairy and especially sugar affect my energy, mood and so many other things. Motivated but fearful. Any tips for this newbie?
  7. Okay, so I'm gliding through the first four days of my first whole 30! More energy, better mood, clear headed and just healthier, then came day five. It actually started last night on the evening of day four. I was so tired, I had all of these plan for my Sunday night (my usual rituals to prepare for the week which includes grocery shopping) but I couldn't move once I sat on the couch. I was so exhausted I ended up in bed at 8pm then slept until 6am and am still exhausted. On top of it all, my stomach and bowel movements seem to be... not the best. I know in the blog article about what to expect, this can be normal. Curious if you all experienced this too and if you have any ways to stay energized while you go through this phase. Thank you!
  8. Hi everyone! I am starting the Whole30 journey on the 20th of this month, and I am super excited. I have been really terrible to my body for the last decade or so, and I can't wait to fix all of the damage I've done. I am not currently working out and am pretty sedentary, so this will be a good start. I am planning on starting weight exercises with a bit of cardio when I start my Whole30, so if anyone has any tips or ideas for me that would be greatly appreciated!
  9. My W37 ends next week and because I'm a nerd I like to plan in advance. I don't want to wake up on day 38 and have to figure out what to do. So I've read up on the 10 day re-intro, the slow roll re-intro, and "riding your own bike". I feel like a slow roll re-intro is going to work best for me. I think adding so much back in in such a short period of time isn't going to make me feel my best. I've stated before that there's nothing really "calling me" aside from a glass of wine. LOL Sure i'd love some pizza maybe, but again, W30 has made me so aware of how crap food makes me feel...I don't wanna say crap food. Pizza is awesome. Let's just say it has at least 4 possible components that may be giving me trouble and I'm happy to have that info now so I can truly decide if that slice is worth it. Two slices. Let's be real. Onto my questions. If some experienced folk can weigh in that would be great. SOY - is the only reason soy was eliminated is because it is part of the legume family? Or do soy products (tofu, tempeh, soy sauce, miso, liquid aminos, etc) have their own unique negative effects on the body? Can anyone speak to some of the not so great effects of consuming soy? Tempeh, tofu, and liquid aminos come up ALOT in my life. SUGAR - Sugar doesn't have its own re-intro category. I guess we're just all in consensus that sugar should be limited and we generally know the danger of over consumption? Same comment/question for alcohol. CANOLA OIL - this was eliminated but not given it's own re-intro category. I guess the rule is use high quality oils at home but relax about it when out. I don't even know what canola oil does to you. Observation--Not that anyone cares, but another thing I've learned from doing W30 is that I just really don't care for meat very much. LOL I know there are ethical vegetarians and vegans, and I get why, but for me, I really think that lifestyle is just what I prefer. When I was growing up I used to HAAAATE fried chicken, or pot roast, or pork chop night. I hate seeing fatty chunks on meat. BLEGHH. As a kid I would opt for PBJ and get scolded about how I better not come back later and say that I'm hungry. LOL As an adult, I chose more vegetarian meals because I THOUGHT meat affected my digestion. Well I've eaten more meat on W30 than I have in years and my digestion is SUPERB! Mostly I'm eating seafood and eggs but I have had some chicken at CAVA and grass fed patties on lettuce when I was out and about with no options. So for these reasons I keeping my fingers crossed that I have no issues when I reintroduce SOY! lol
  10. I'm new and starting tomorrow! Looking for support (: Goals: Be healthier Have more energy Go to the gym Learn to cook Stave off diabetes Eliminate bad cravings I hope you join me!
  11. I'm on day 27! ugh of 37 :-( ! Thanks to that stupid C-word mistake on Day 7. (damn you carrageeeenaaaan!) I would have been ready to think about re-introduction right about now, so I'm trying to imagine what that one worth it day 31 food would have been for me, and I can't think of anything but alcohol! HAHA! I promise you, I am not a heavy drinker. Not even a moderate drinker. I think I've just been to a lot of parties and events during my W30 (three this past weekend alone!) so that's probably where the craving is coming from. Also, I just moved into a home with a lovely deck I haven't been able to relax out there with a glass of wine in 27 days! Having said that, I absolutely love the way I feel and do not plan to throw away all of these non scale victories. NSV's ROCK!! Who's that girl in the mirror glowin like a damn pixie?!? :-) I love how my body just seems to WORK now. If you're doing this and you're in your 20s chances are you have no idea what it's like to have joint pain. I was once like you, taking my supple joints for granted! Wish I had known sooner how changing my diet would make that inflammation disappear. My initial reason for doing this was weight loss. yes my clothes started to fit better within the first week but the fat on my stomach that I was hoping would magically melt away is JUST STARTING starting to budge. But my limbs are slimmer and more defined, I'm stronger, faster, and my pants are baggier. Also, I feel like i'm...shrinking in circumference maybe?? LOL Tanks that used to stop short are now covering my stomach. So SOMETHING is happening. *shrug* My body is just weird. Belly fat is hard. I know I need to jog more and hit a few more zumba classes to combat it. So yeah right now the only thing I'm MISSING is alcohol. I would drink a glass of wine with no thought to it and gladly deal with the consequences. Sure, I'd love a cookie or ice cream or something but I would definitely think about it and think about it first. I just can't wait to find out what food group was causing problems. i hope I can eat beans because falafel and hummus. I'm positive dairy is no good for me. I love cheese, but I can live with that. If soy is the culprit, that's gonna suuuuuck! (Sadly, I suspect it might be ughhh!). So yeah, day 27. I'm in a groove. I'm glad I just jumped in and did this on a random day in April. Friday Apr 14th. That doesn't even make any sense!
  12. Hi Whole 30ers! A friend introduced me to It Starts with Food last weekend and I've read (and reread many sections) the book and am excited to get started ASAP. I have exactly 30 days that fit between two travel dates so I'm currently in the planning phase and basking in my excitement as I'm sure I will experience an emotional roller coaster. I'm a vegetarian but occasionally eat fish so for the next 30 days I'll be relying on fish and eggs as my main source of protein. I'm not super excited about that much protein (I'm a fan of The China Study) but I'm really attracted to the reconditioning of our food mentality and just overall relationship which is my main reason for embarking on this journey. I'm excited to interact with everyone here and share experiences! To start it off, if you had one piece of advice for me, what would it be?
  13. Hi! My name is Nancy, and I am preparing to start my first Whole30 on May 1st. I have been reading the books, planning meals, cleaning out the pantry, and getting my support system in order. I've even set up an instagram to track my journey and asked friends to follow me there (accountability!) (Ps. it's @futurowhole30 if you're interested.) I'm really excited! I decided to do Whole30 in late March, but chose my May 1st start date because of a lot of socializing and work trips during April. I knew that I needed the time to read and get mentally prepared to make myself successful. I've spoken with a lot of "real life" friends who have done the program, and everyone has had positive feedback for me. Of course, I have some things I'd like to get from this program, but my main focus right now is just not getting caught up in expectations, and just getting ready to rock it! : ) Nice to meet you!
  14. So I started today - A first timer on Whole 30. Might not have been the best planning I've ever done, lol. Went to bed last night with a headache that is pounding this morning. Have very limited Whole 30 approved food in the house (enough for today, but I have to get creative with the fats until I have time to clarify some butter) but grocery shopping is the plan for post work day - I'll make a good shopping list starting with the Whole 30 printout at lunchtime. ABOUT ME: Menopausal middle age woman, overweight and activity limited - but trying to address the activity thing, right now working up to 10,000 steps. Stopped smoking - cold turkey a year ago, and put on about 25 pounds since stopping. Arthritic type flare ups and a host of other inflammatory type symptoms led me here. I'm 'allergic' to eggs (supposedly, as my childhood DR. had me eliminate them from my diet when it looked like they could be problematic to me and my father IS allergic to them, but I've never been tested, nor do they smell or taste like 'food' to me so my only exposure to eggs is as an ingredient with lots of other things. WORRY: My food habits do not seem to be similar to most in the Whole 30, so I'm afraid it won't be as much help to me and not sure what to expect over the 30 days. Sugary sweets are just not my weakness (i don't think I've even had ice cream in 10+ years and I've never missed it) - as a matter of fact, when I bake cookies or make fudge (usually for family at holidays) my body sends me a clear signal to stop and not over eat them. I drink my coffee black, prefer carbonated water to a diet soda, and would choose fresh ripe pineapple or cantaloupe over that cookie 9 times out of 10. MY WEAKNESSES, I think, are salty, starchy, cheesy and breads. And a meal that doesn't contain grain food, or starch like potatoes, or at least legumes has never really made me feel "FULL" MY OTHER BIG WORRY: Veggies. How to eat enough veggies when I just despise 'BITTER' taste. I mean this goes beyond 'I don't like' (i.e. I don't like blueberries. I can and will eat them, I just don't care for them.) But lots and lots of veggies have what I think of as this 'BITTER' taste and I literally get dry heaves when I taste a dish that has a lot of, say, green pepper because it tastes, to me, like BITTER poisonous garbage. This BITTER taste seems to overwhelm all other tastes in a dish. Cheese can almost sometimes tame bitter taste to something almost palatable, but no cheese on Whole 30. I mean I can imagine eating 7 meals a week with the veggies that don't taste like that to me (tomato, onion, broccoli, carrots, cooked spinach, iceberg lettuce) but that isn't a very varied diet, and I'm worried it won't satisfy when it is 21 meals a week for which I need to eat a good serving of veggies. With omelettes being on the eggy no-no list for me, I figure I'm going to need to make a lot of hash/soup/stews to get those veggies without torturing myself or inducing dry heaves by including the 'bitters' into my diet. Therefore, breakfast is my biggest worry for including enough veggies, honestly. I don't dare allow myself white potatoes on the Whole 30 because it is a unhealthy eating 'trigger' for me, like a sugar treat or mock ice cream might be for others. HOPEFUL: Aside from a couple of Arthritic flare ups recently, my inflammatory symptoms are just unpleasant, not yet life altering. But they get more and more unpleasant as the days go by and I'd like to nip them in the bud, get healthier, and lose some of these extra pounds. From what I've read, I think the Whole 30 has a good chance of getting me there. I'm doing Whole 30 solo, but given my personality, I think that will be just fine, I just wish to find more folks like me (salt/starch weakness, sugar indifferent) to find out what I might expect. Thanks for reading, - this is kind of an accountability post to me, a post to keep me honest. Good luck and I'll probably update this post for my own benefit as time goes on.
  15. Hi, everyone - I started my Whole30 today - Thursday, April 13 - which is an oddly random day, but I really felt like doing it. I'd been thinking about it since January, but with travel for work, pleasure, and to my sister's bridal shower, I couldn't string together 30 consecutive days. This week I felt bloated and awful, not sleeping well, ashamed of my sugar addiction, and thought, "F-it, time to start." I've got compliant options in the fridge, a plan for the next seven days of meals, a well-established exercise routine, and have taken my before pictures and measurements. But for the first time ever, this isn't about weight loss for me. I genuinely want to know if dairy, grains, sugar, and legumes are messing up my gut. (I don't drink, so the no alcohol part isn't a factor for me). I hope I look stronger and more fit in 30 days, but what I really want is to FEEL better. I'm not overweight - a bit squishy - but I'm tired of being tired, cranky, and constantly in need of a little pick me up via Diet Coke or chocolate. It's time to face my feelings, and get reacquainted with my body. A couple of years ago I started working out twice a week with a personal trainer, who is a friend of mine. "Here's the deal," I said. "I don't think lifting weights and watching what I eat will make that much difference in my body." "Give me eight weeks," she said, "and I'll prove you wrong." I gave her eight weeks. She proved me wrong. So I'm ready for the Whole 30 to prove me wrong again! Margaret PS - Not raiding my son's Easter basket won't be easy...but as Melissa says, no one makes you eat anything you don't want to eat!
  16. Hey guys! I am about to start my first round of Whole30 on Monday. Any tips and encouragement would be greatly appreciated!
  17. I'm on Day 12. Here are some random observations. I fee like if someone said "Let's wrestle!" I'd totally win. I have to put my blood pressure medication out where I can see it because I no longer have physical reminders that my body requires medicinal intervention. Looking forward to my next doctor's visit! And I NEVER say that! Sometimes I'm just tired of food. Well our food. And its limited variety. I'm still amazed at how satiated I am after eating. Snacking is non existent. My body tells ME "hey let's go to the gym!" and gets disappointed when my schedule doesn't allow it. (So I get up from my desk and do burpees. Burpees for pete's sake. And I bring weights to work and actually lift them. Oh and i can walk like the wind. And my cardio endurance is way up, man) I found Primal Mayo! Yes it's expensive, but time is money, too. One hour of my life is worth $42,000,000,000,000,000.01. so the 5 mins it takes to make mayo is....
  18. Hello! I want to start this monday and I have some meal delivery options I was thinking of. The thing is, I don't know how to cook. Anything, really. I want to learn but have a 6month old and need to start really slow. Can I do this? I don't eat pork, I barely eat meat, and I don't know how I'm going to get protein in except for fish and eggs. (How do you even cook the eggs without butter in the pan? Help! I'm scared I won't eat enough and I'm breastfeeding. What other protein can I eat? What's the easiest to cook? Is this a terrible idea?
  19. One of my goals for my first Whole30, today is Day 10, is to increase my energy level and possibly performance during morning swim workouts with my local masters/adult club (roughly 3000 meters, 3 or 4 timers per week). I am 49 (5-0 in July) and while never competitive on an accomplished level like high school or college, love swimming enough that it's my primary form of exercise. Since I started the Whole30, and realizing I am only 10 days in, swim workouts have been a struggle, or more of a struggle than usual. Can I expect to experience an uptick in energy over the next few weeks? I have been following the recommendation to eat a little protein before workouts (tex-mex chicken frittata "muffin", e.g.) followed by a full breakfast (more of the same with fruit, handful of almonds usually). As of Monday I added potato/starches to 2 or 3 meals. Anyhow, just looking for general nutritional advice and or insights. I'm swimming through the doldrums in the meantime, hoping the water starts to feel a little lighter over the next few weeks. Thanks!
  20. Good morning :-) First I'd like to say that this forum is very encouraging and such a necessary part of this process. When I first decided to do W30, I didn't think I needed it, but I forced myself to follow all the suggestions given and being active in the forum was one of them. Reading about other people's struggles, successes, questions etc and the great advice given by the moderators makes me feel like I can do this. So here's my update: DIGESTION: I am someone who has persistent digestive issues. My system is always bloated, queasy, farty, nauseous, something isn't agreeing with it etc etc. I always feel better after doing some sort of flush or drinking some sort of detox tea or ginger. Since I've been doing W30 I haven't had a single digestive issue. I just don't even think about. Everything is quiet and still within me. ENERGY: I don't feel like crap anymore. I notice I have increased and sustained energy throughout the day. I think about working out and my body says "Yeah, we're up for that." instead of "OHGAWD!AREYOUKIDDINGME?!" (I must add that yesterday I was sitting at my desk and all of a sudden, I just felt like falling straight to sleep. I wanted to lie on the floor and take a nap. This does not contradict my testimony of increased energy levels. In fact, it was right on schedule with the W30 timeline! To me, energy is something that comes from the "core", for lack of a better descriptor. but Sleepy is just sleepy) CRAVINGS: Whaaaat happened to my cravings?? What happened to going out to lunch and grabbing something sweet for later?? My body isn't even thinking about a snack at 2pm any more! I'm starting to be able to tell real hunger from an emotional craving. I know when it's time to eat versus me just trying to wash away the stress of a phone call. Yesterday, I had 3 urges to eat that I was able to associate with worry, stress, and comfort seeking. And then when I REALLY felt hungry, I was like YEP! that's it right there. Time to refuel. ACHES AND PAINS: If you're 40 yrs old, put your hands up! If you're 40 yrs old put your hands up! Now wave em from side to side! You feel that ache in your shoulder? Not if you're doing W30! LOL! If I were to list all the minor aches and pains that I typically experience throughout the day (backaches, old hip injuries, legs, feet, etc) I'd sound like Grandpa Simpson. But honey, i can just, like, WALK now. Like get up and down now. Like get up straight off the floor without planning a strategy first! Heartburn is gone. My body is just so quiet. CHALLENGES/WEIRD STUFF: Ok so here in the DC area, it has been really POLLEN-Y. Like you could use this stuff for biological warfare. Thank BEANS it rained last night. I don't typically suffer from allergies. I don't have to take meds for it. I don't even think about allergies. Maybe when it's really pollen-y I might feel a little throat tickle or something but I can move on with my life. For some cray cray reason that may have NOTHING or EVERYTHING to do with W30, I was overcome with allergy symptoms yesterday. It was unbearable. I'm makin weird duck noises in my throat, using up boxes of tissues. IDK what the deal is, but I just wanted to share it. MISTAKES: So I ate some friggin carrageenan the other day. I posted about it elsewhere in the forum. Long story short, I'm doin a W37! Not what I wanted, but trust me, when you read up on what that crap is and how it's used in lab mice to CAUSE inflammation to test new drugs, you would do what you had to as well. It's infuriating to discover all the ways we unknowingly ingest things we would never think about eating. If I'm fat, sick, and inflamed i want it to be because I KNOWINGLY scarfed down too much of something I should have put the brakes on. Like sugar, or alcohol. Not because I thought i was doing the right thing by having some organic almond milk or a turkey sandwich only to find there's all this crap in it! ETC: My shirts are fitting better and my pants are a bit looser. I (now) know and understand that this is not a weight loss regimen but a mental and physical reset that starts with my gut. I'm not droppin tons of LB's all fast like I had originally hoped, but I'm ok with that because of all the benefits listed above and also because I'm starting to understand some things about the purpose of this program and it's long term benefits. That's it! I'm probably going to spend too much time today reading through more forum topics. Shh! don't tell my boss. :-)
  21. Just finished a successful Day 1 - only 29 to go! Feeling a bit hungry so perhaps need to adjust portion sizes. It is a little stressful making sure all meals are covered a day in advance but as I think someone advised - take it an hour at a time. Also a little tough doing it solo, and my family make chocolate chip cookies tonight...but I'm pretty resolute. On to Day 2...
  22. Hey everyone! I'm starting my FIRST Whole30 tomorrow morning and I'm super excited! I feel motivated butttt also feeling very nervous. I definitely do not have the best eating habits as of right now. I love me some sweets and carbs - so I know my withdrawal phase is going to be insane. But in my quest to be better to my body, I'm giving the Whole30 a go. Anyway, one of the things I'm most nervous about is that I work in a restaurant that has amazing (but not always healthy) food, which we get a lot of...for free...so the temptation will be there and it will be strong...for all 30 days... Any tips (especially from people who also work in restaurants as well) for staying resolute when temptation is staring you in the face?? Also, if anyone has websites they can recommend me to find fabulous Whole30 compliant recipes I would appreciate it. I love to cook, luckily, so send anything my way! I've found a few recipes on Pinterest but I'm sure you all will have better/faster recommendations for me. Thanks, everyone! Looking forward to conquering this!
  23. I'm a rideshare driver. Yesterday as I rode along with a bag of carrots riding shot gun, a passenger got in with a chocolate frosted yellow cupcake. The old school kind. The kind that looks like it was frosted with a knife by a loving grandma, not piped out of a bag by a hipster. He tried to tell me carrots were just as good as cupcakes. I tried not to slap him. I thought I was doing fine with the carb cravings until I found myself waxing poetic about that dang cupcake to my next passenger. I went on for about a minute, which doesn't sound like a long time but... Forgive me for jumping from cupcakes to constipation but OMG the constipation! Wasn't expecting that. I went from eating a pescatarian diet that leaned more towards heavy on the carb and dairy vegetarianism of late to doing this Whole30 thing. Well I guess my body isn't used to processing so much animal protein. I'm doing fish and egg. And more of it than usual since I can't have beans and falafel and love any more. Anyway, yoga twists, tons of water, kombucha, and coconut water (don't even start with me about only being able to drink coconut water if I'm running a marathon or some chizz. I HAVE A SITUATION HERE! And it's 100% coconut water. No sugar. No added juices. It's FINE.) seem to be doing the trick. The troops have lined up at the border and we're seeing multiple small scale evacuations today. I remain confident. So how's by you on this fine day?
  24. Starting on the day after Easter! Which is also tax day this year. But I thought the 4-17-17 was a nice number too. Am I the only person who gives stuff up after lent is over?? I'm Jinxx...got the nickname because I predict movie endings and spoil it for everyone else. I'll turn 35 during the Whole30. I'm a divorced mother of two boys, 10 and 13, living in North Dakota. 5'7" and 240lbs. I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I take a lot of medication to keep it in check. My doc is definitely on board with the Whole30. I'm also a student carrying 18 credits this semester and, you guessed it, will also be taking finals during my Whole30! I figure if I waited to start until I wasn't so busy I'd never get around to starting!
  25. Whew! Day 5...here I am. Today has been a struggle and definitely a good time to join the forum. Hello all! I'm looking forward to connections and support.