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  1. Day 31! A spot for us to talk about reintros....
  2. On Sunday I reintroduced non-gluten grains in the form of bagged popcorn with only coconut oil and sea salt as the other ingredients. I meant to eat multiple grains, but life happens and long story short I ate the whole bag over the course of the day. I'm never buying popcorn again; it's too easy to overdo it. On Monday I felt fine, but then yesterday I had some crazy stomach symptoms. I need some input on this. After eating my compliant breakfast (eggs, chicken sausage and sweet potatoes w/ hot sauce plus decaf coffee with coconut cream), I started feeling really nauseated and had some moderate stomach pain. I started driving to work and felt my stomach drop. I made it to the office and had to run to the bathroom. Then I had to go to the bathroom again an hour later (diarrhea). The symptoms subsided, but I couldn't really eat my (compliant) lunch. I felt okay at that point but had no appetite. In the evening I made myself eat a small dinner of two pickle spears and a small amount of sweet potato spears with sunshine sauce. Today, I feel like I'm back 90% and am eating normally. Oh, the other symptom was that I was extremely emotional yesterday. I had to leave work briefly and take a walk around the block because I was going to cry about some dumb office problems that aren't even new problems. I'm not the type to not be able to hold back tears at work. Today, I am completely, 100% chill with no stress. So my question is, could the popcorn have caused that more than 24 hours after eating it?? I was totally fine the day after eating it, but yesterday was nuts. Maybe just feeling sick made me a weepy mess? OR I got salmonella because I didn't cook the chicken sausage long enough. These are my theories. Color me confused.
  3. So, we just re-introduced non-gluten grains to our 3 kids (ages 8-13) on day 27 of the Whole 30 (I needed to start reintroduction a few days early due to a trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house next week). My 2 girls both had negative affects - my son was fine. Here is what I gave them yesterday (the same for all 3): meal 1: non-gluten waffles (later discovered it had soy lecithin) meal 2: gluten-free pretzels (later discovered it had soy lecithin) meal 3: gluten-free pasta (brown rice-based) My oldest daughter felt nauseous after eating meal 2 yesterday. My youngest daughter said her stomach hurt this morning (before breakfast). I had planned to give them legumes tomorrow (because I really need to get further down the reintroduction path before the trip so I was going to do an every other day reintro schedule), but now I am stumped. Should I do gluten-free grains again but this time make sure there are no soy ingredients? Also, am I really tampering with our results if I don't wait the prescribed 2 clean days inbetween reintro days? I am very worried they won't be successful at trying to eat cleanly at Grandma and Grandpa's or else I wouldn't even be pushing the envelope by asking the question. Thank you for your help!
  4. The last things I reintroduced was non gluten grains, and wow did they awaken my sugar dragon! Two days ago I had a piece of gluten free brief with lunch, and gluten free breadcrumbs in meatballs at dinner and now I want to eat all the chocolate and cookies on the planet. I didn't have much of a sweet tooth before the whole30 so this was surprise. Anyone else find that non gluten grains awaken their sugar dragon like this?
  5. Hi All, My husband and I are on day 27 of our whole30 and doing great thus far! I have been researching the reintroduction phase, and trying to figure out the best approach with a running we have coming up this weekend. Our last day of whole30 will be Thursday, with reintroduction beginning Friday. Typically before I have a longer distance race, I try to incorporate some carbs generally pasta based 1-2 days before the race. I don't want to come off of the program, and immediately eat a bunch of pasta. Does anyone have tips that they would recommend for the first day to get additional carbs for energy to use for Sundays race/how to re introduce? I don't think we will follow the eactly guide for coming off of whole30 other than 1 new thing then 2 days back on (we will definitely do). Any guidance would be very helpful! We aren't huge distance runners as it is so the fuel is necessary. Thanks!
  6. I finish my Whole30 this week. I have some big events coming up a week later that last all the way through May. I don't want to spend 12 days doing the reintroduction or reintroduce foods DURING those events and send myself to the public bathroom after eating something bad. I'd rather get my body used to eating those things before I eat out in public. If I don't feel any adverse reactions, can I do an ultrafastroll reintroduction by eating all four food groups one day apart instead of three? I've actually been tired and pimpley throughout this entire Whole30, so I'm not concerned with seeing how reintroduced foods affect those areas. I mostly want to find out if I get stomach aches, bloating, or GI issues from reintroduced foods. Those problems usually hit me within a few hours of eating something my body can't handle. I was thinking of starting with rice and corn on the first day, dairy the next day, gluten the third day, and legumes the fourth day. Is this a bad idea?
  7. We are on day 26, but because of an upcoming trip to my parent's house on 4/8, I need to start the reintroduction process tomorrow for my kids (ages 8-13) so I can do it in my own controlled environment. My husband & I will stick with the program the full 30 days. Anyway, I am wondering what is the downside to only waiting 48 hours between reintroducing items? I was thinking of introducing non-gluten grains tomorrow (Day 1) and then legumes on Day 3, dairy on Day 5 and then gluten grains on Day 7. That way we are hopefully done with reintroduction before we fly to Texas and things becoming much harder for me to manage! I would love to hear experienced folks' recommendations on this. We have a put a ton of discipline and effort into this Whole 30, and I know this part is important (especially since I know my youngest has a sensitivity to something!). However, my mom is not very mobile and I just can't ask her to accommodate our Whole 30 requirements 100% while we are visiting. Thanks in advance.
  8. I'm on day 30! Yay! Currently planning my reintroduction schedule and I've come to a bit of a problem - during the whole30 I've still had most of the GI issues I had prior to the program. This mainly includes severe bloating and gas (I literally hiccup and burp maybe 30-40 times a day). I want to have a successful reintroduction, but since I'm still having a lot of digestive issues, how am I supposed to pinpoint what is causing what during my reintroduction? The idea is that your body is supposed to be "perfect" (aka the control group), and as you start to introduce foods back into your diet, or in to the "perfect" control group, you monitor the changes and attribute them to grains, dairy etc. But I don't have a "perfect" control group, and I'm afraid I've still been unable to pinpoint what is causing my GI issues. I just am wondering how I'm supposed to tell if the bloating/gas/stomach aches/etc. is coming from the legumes, grains, dairy, etc. or if it's coming from the other whole30 compliant food I've been eating over the last 30 days? Help!
  9. Hi all, Today is day 30! Looking at the suggested reintroduction days in my book... I really can't think of a legume I've craved or am excited to invite into my diet on legume day, so I'm thinking of skipping the reintroduction of legumes altogether. I'm interested in keeping up with the Whole30 lifestyle after reintroduction, just with a little less anxious interrogation before and during mealtime out at a restaurant. I know I have been surprised to find out that something has been cooked in soybean or peanut oil. If I'm only concerned about traces of legume/legume oil in my restaurant foods, should I: a) reintroduce legumes as suggested in the example plan; b)reintroduce only the oils...?; or c) skip legume day as initially planned, and be aware of the possible affects when eating out? Maybe there's a d) ??? Thanks in advance!
  10. My husband and I did our Whole30 in June and began our Slow Roll Reintroduction on July 1. We've finished experimenting with legumes and non gluten grains with at least three fully compliant days between experiments, which has taken almost the whole month of July. In a few days, we'll begin reintroducing dairy products. We have split up foods into sub-groups within each category for our reintroductions and would like to do the same with dairy. What suggestions do you experienced Reintroducers have for the breakdown of dairy products for Reintroduction? For example, how many sub-categories do we need to test separately? Should we do yogurt by itself on one day, then, say, cottage cheese on a different day, and then a day of milk, cream, and non-clarified butter? Should we do cheeses separately from other dairy products, and if so, should we do soft cheeses separately from hard cheeses, and in what order? Where would reintroduction of ice cream and gelato fall in the process and would those foods need a separate day all for themselves because of their added sugar content? We're fine with a very slow roll process, if needed, but don't want to drag it out endlessly, either, if it doesn't make much of a difference for us to determine how we react to casein, lactose, etc. I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions - thank you all in advance!
  11. Hello, I am needing some real, true advice!!! I started the W30 journey thinking I would never make it, lol, but I did and did it well actually!! I have always had stomach pains and wanted to source the cause, but now that my 30 days is up, I feel amazing and energetic with no foods giving me that instant ache! I truly don't want to transition as I'm afraid and now it has been 37 days and I am afraid to reintroduce any off plan foods as I don't want to be sick, bloat, feel like garbage, etc. I know it's advised to bring back these foods, but I'm just so mentally afraid. What can I do to get over this hump!!? And what is now becoming another concern is that even though I'm "off" or passed the w30, I find I am overeating at night on healthy "on plan" foods. Like Lara bars nuts coconut shreds and dates. Tons of dates. I know I cant be trusted it seems, but I don't know If I'm internally saying it's okay because i still feel good and amazing the next day!? Plus it's better than the alternatives of dark chocolate and other snacks items. I know I'm battling a few different issues, but what can I do as I feel I'm loosing control on what is and was such a good program for me?? Totally lost and afraid now! Thanks for all the advice!
  12. Today is Day 31 for me, and being as Type A as I am, I am looking to jump in and complete the reintroduction phase as described, however, I have already run into an obstacle with my first meal. On legume reintroduction day, I found that I cannot even stomach eating the peanut butter I bought to eat with my apple. I am worried that this will be the case for many of the foods I will attempt to reintroduce over the next 10 or so days. Does anyone have any insight into how to tackle this? I feel so wonderful after completing the last 30 days that I don't want to force myself to choke down things for the sake of the reintroduction process.
  13. I'm on day 20 of my whole 30 and ate at Chipotle without looking at the menu (naively thought it was all safe, bad mistake). I had steak, fajita veggies, pico, medium salsa and guacamole. Now I'm having pain in my upper stomach area, similar to what I would frequently get before I began my Whole30. It's not debilitating but I can definitely feel the discomfort. I've scoured the forum and now see that the veggies and meat are cooked with rice bran oil. Could this be the reason for the stomach pains I'm feeling now? If so, what exactly could this mean as far what I might have a sensitivity to? Thank you!
  14. I just finished my second Whole30 on Tuesday. Last time I did the Whole30 I did not properly follow a reintroduction plan, so this time I'm following the one in the book to a T. The first thing I have reintroduced is legumes. I had peanut butter with my breakfast, hummus with my lunch and black beans with dinner. The next morning I woke up with skin irritation around my mouth, I was itchy and red all day and it has continued to this morning (the second day after I reintroduced the legumes). Since it's not gone today I'm wondering if maybe it could be more because of the external environment (spring allergies). Has anyone else had this reaction? Also I'm wondering if this was caused by all the different types of legumes I ate or if just one is doing it. THANK YOU!
  15. I will be wrapping this round (R4!) on the 30th of March and originally planned on following the full reintroduction schedule. However since beginning this round, I committed to travel for a conference & leave on April 3. Obviously this makes a regular reintroduction difficult. I plan on making eating as compliant as I can and want to continue this lifestyle post-trip to really dial in my food freedom. My thought is to go back on a W10 when I'm back and then doing a formal reintroduction then. I already know that I do not plan on reintroducing legumes as I already know they don't work well for me, and pre-W30 I really didn't eat very much bread or processed stuff. I do miss cheese & the occasional wine, as know that sometimes they both can make me congested. I want (and need) to feel well on the trip because I'll be presenting at the conference, but I also want to feel like I can go off plan without feeling crappy since I won't have *total* control of meals at awards banquets and social functions. Do any of you have thoughts on what I should do with those 4 days prior to leaving or am I just overthinking it since my intention is to stay as compliant as I can while away (maybe a glass of wine or something, maybe a "worth it" dessert, and not stressing too much about meals)?
  16. My partner and I are on Day 40 (I think?) of Whole30. The only thing we've reintroduced is alcohol a few times after we finished the 30 days, otherwise we've remained 100% compliant. At the end of the Whole30 I had lost 10 pounds and felt great. More energy, clothes fit better, less bloating. No change to skin (actually it got worse) or anything like that, but the energy and clarity has been awesome. My partner lost 30 pounds (you men, I swear), hasn't been falling asleep on the couch every afternoon, etc. Well I've wanted to reintroduce foods, per the Whole30 protocol, but he's dead set to "keep going, don't give up," as if reintroducing is stepping off the wagon. I was totally fine with continuing that the first week - really, no issues as the food has been delicious and I've been feeling great - but the last few days I've hit a total food rut, tired of the staples, I'm-over-this-and-just-want-a-piece-of-bread-without-feeling-guilty status. And wanting some time back...oh my god, the amount of time spent cooking and cleaning and shopping is just out of control and annoying. Especially as I work full time, am in grad school, and we have our amazing kiddos every other weekend. I just need some time back. What's more, over the past week I've somehow gained 4 of the 10 pounds back which is just utterly maddening. I think my body has adjusted to eating the same staple foods I've been eating the last 40 days (even though I've been trying to switch it up frequently), and it's just downright depressing. So now I'm at a loss of what to do. I feel like choosing to reintroduce foods might continue the weight gain. I'm scared to reintroduce them. And I'm worried his "all or nothing" personality will mean he'll just go completely nuts and back to his half a gallon of milk and a candy bar, every day, habit and I don't want to be a "bad influence." Open to ideas, suggestions, tips...we're amazing communicators, but I think my own depressed feelings over missing foods I love, and being tired of feeling cooking is my new 3rd job, are making it hard to figure out the right answer.
  17. Hi all. I am finishing my Whole30 next Friday and am feeling very stable right now, like i could do this forever. I want to incorporate it into my life after the reintroduction. I don't find myself missing much anymore. I was thinking of reintroducing alcohol next week on my first non-Whole30 day. I literally haven't thought about it since i started and prefer not drinking to drinking. My plan for next week is that I will eat "clean" the whole day and am planning on going out for a drink with my mom in the evening. I will probably limit myself to one or two glasses at most, just one if i start to feel crappy. Is this silly, to introduce it before all else? Also, what alcohol would you recommend that i have? I sometimes have strange reactions to wine/beer - i get a rash on my face and break out in mild hives. My skin gets really hot. It's happened with a variety of alcohol and i've never been sure what causes it. I have a hunch it might be sulphites. So i can use next week's first drink to test this by drinking something that has sulphites... Is that wise you think? It's not a reaction i get all the time, just occasionally. Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks!
  18. I did great on my first Whole30. Lost 11.5 pounds I was SO Excited... I started my reintroduction phase & with white rice only on the first day. Had a headache the next day. The next day ate dairy with no problems and the next 2 days I have been out of control... eating pizza, chocolate, cookies, now fried things - back to sneaking foods because i am ashamed... and i was just doing SO GOOD... WHY.... any advise??? should i do another 30 days? what is my problem???? Any wisdom would be greatly appreciated....
  19. Hey, everyone! I'm on reintro day 4 and am noticing that any time I have a reintroduction (so far I've only done alcohol and legumes), I wake up from sleep with a rapid heart rate. I can hear my pulse in my ears. I saw a post about this back in 2014 but it didn't have any info. When I did alcohol, I thought maybe I was having a panic attack, since I've had those in the past after a party night although that night I only had two small drinks. Today, I added two types of beans to a hearty salad and had some peanut butter on a banana. I had a 12-hour day so when I came home, I crashed and woke up with a high heart rate. Since the reaction seems to be exactly the same with two different reintros, I'm wondering if it is just something related to the process and the specific foods. I mean, how similar are the effects of 100% Agave Tequila and black beans on the body? Thanks for sharing any of your similar experiences or insights!
  20. My first reintroduction was a cosmopolitan made with tequilla. I was miserable- bloated, had, severe headache, no sleep, irritable the next day. Be careful not to introduce alcohol at an important function.
  21. Hey everyone! It is day 31 and I have a couple of questions about reintro. But first, a short story. I originally intended to come back to the forum and write a post with a ton of specific questions about reintroduction. I was basically about to do a post saying "I'm so glad THAT'S over! Can I eat chocolate on the same day as I reintroduce wine?" but first, I did my Non-scale victories worksheet. Now that I look over it all, I'm thinking to myself...."maybe I can go without chocolate for a couple of weeks" and "I don't even really miss beans" and "I don't eat pasta like that, anyways." and this is how they get you. You get all motivated to do the Whole30, you stick with it because you've made such an investment of time and energy (and $$) and then you can't abandon what you've learned because you've changed for the better. Thanks a lot, Whole30 ! But seriously, one of the things I miss the most is being able to eat out or at least pick up to-go foods from Earth Fare or WholeFoods. Our weekends are very busy. Most days we leave the house in the morning and don't get home until late that night. Without spending my entire life in the kitchen, it was getting dang near impossible to actually get 3 compliant meals in during our Whole30 on the weekends. We ate a LOT of mediterranean tuna. A lot. I'm trying to set my reintro up for success around that part. Being able to eat out again as soon as possible. We'll still make healthy food choices but the thing that gives me anxiety is the cooking oils. Many restaurants I've called in my area aren't really that aware of what oils they are using or they'll just say "vegetable oil" or a "blend". Has anyone had these concerns before or have any ideas on how to navigate this? I'm assuming that I wouldn't be safe to eat food that cooked in corn oil until I've reintroduced non-gluten grains, is that right? Finally, are home made french fries back on the table or do those count as SWYPO and need to wait until after reintro? Thanks for your advice!
  22. Hi everyone! I did my first W30 in 2015 and it was AMAZING! I finally had the motivation to do another when my boyfriend expressed interest. We did it together and felt great! We have decided to do a Slow Roll reintroduction since he is competing in the Crossfit Open and I don't want to shock his system too much. I was struggling to find a way to record how the new foods affected us! I couldn't find any good spreadsheets out there, so I decided to make one! Here's what we have so far... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13OVkRqgjbM8_ak3vM7vEutwYiheqfpOBEFciGuAFovY/edit?usp=sharing Feel free to copy it for your own use and giggle at our refusal to use the words "gas" or "fart"!
  23. Just finished my first Whole30 on Monday! Whooo!!! I feel great, and want to keep the momentum up. Yesterday was my day to reintroduce legumes. I had peanut butter with my apple for breakfast, then planned on having black beans with dinner. I ended up coming down with a cold (I work with children) and not having beans because I barely ate dinner. I want to make sure I introduced enough legumes to really see how my body is reacting to them. Was one serving of peanut butter in the morning enough? If not, should I reintroduce legumes in a couple days? Or continue on the reintroduction schedule and introduce legumes at the end? Any suggestions are appreciated - thank you!
  24. I finished Whole30 a week ago, and I went for a week vacation on Saturday, and though on relax a little bit with my eating habits, so I drank beer, and ate some cheese and a few hours later, a rash appeared on the inside of my forearms, on my belly, on the outside of my leg, and I can't think of anything else but this things I ate/drank after a whole month of clean eating. Is it possible?? Did this happen to anyone out there?? i'll get back to Whole30 on Thursday, but this left me thinking if now I'm allergic to somethings that I wasn't befor and if there will be a "cure" for that thank you
  25. I know, I know... The official ISWF position seems to be "Don't" but for those of us that still want to occasionally imbibe, the book is sorely lacking on how and when to reintroduce alcohol. Day 1 is dairy. Day 4 is gluten grains. Day 7 is non-gluten grains. Day 10 is legumes. Should I sprinkle alcohol in there somewhere? Wait until the end, do it first, or what? Right now, I'm thinking I might reintroduce alcohol first so I can understand the effects of that before reintroducing anything else. Thoughts on this?