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  1. sigh. I don't even effin LIKE turkey. In fact, I wanted the pre-made salmon salad to put on top of my greens but the organic mayo it was made with had CANOLA in it. I thought I was being intentional. I was proud of myself for not compromising on the canola even though it's "ok occasionally" when dining out. I told myself, you're in a grocery store, you have other options. Welp--I bought some Applegate deli meat. I saw the carrageenan description but it was followed by "seaweed" so I figured "plants. it's fine." SMH I should have pulled out google for the ELEVENTH time during that grocery trip. I didn't know any better, until I read on another whole30 blog today that carrageenan was a no no. fuuuugggmyliiiife! If I'm gonna go off plan I'm gonna willfully nose dive into some prosecco, not accidentally eat some lame azz turkey slices! By day's end the package was gone. It was less than half a pound. What say ye, O Whole30 community? Am I sentenced to a re-start??
  2. So I already had to restart my Whole 30 on day 5 because it turns out that the case of broth that my partner bought from Costco (the one that looks exactly like the fully-compliant broth that I normally use) lists cane sugar as the 3rd ingredient and I used it in 2 sauces. That was demoralizing, but I bit the bullet and began again. I realized this evening that the melatonin that I take so that I can sleep contains a small amount of rice powder . . . it's listed in print so fine that I needed a magnifying glass to see it and was not on the part of the label where the other ingredients were listed. I have since triple-checked all other pills of any kind to be sure I was not missing something else that was non-compliant. I am told that Advil and other strictly-necessary OTC's are ok despite having some small amount of starch. Normally I don't sleep very well and take both melatonin and an antihistamine that is sleep-inducing to get a few hours of shuteye, though I take breaks from the antihistamine since using it uninterrupted is not great for you and it becomes less effective the more you continually use it. My nighttime ritual would also include a couple of glasses of red wine if I weren't on the Whole 30, and I have successfully gone without alcohol for the duration. So my question is: do I have to start over again because of a few possible milligrams of rice flour each night? I'm on day 4 of the re-start (almost back to where I was before the sugar-broth fiasco) and honestly I nearly cried when I thought of having to restart again, going without the melatonin, or having to spend more money on a new supplement that is compliant-- doing Whole 30 is already breaking the bank since I am a woman of modest means right now. If I do have to start over, does anyone know of a compliant brand of melatonin? Below is a picture of the offending brand.
  3. 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....
  4. I'm on Day 9 of my first Whole30. I just took a few drinks of my Sparkling Ice water...only to realize that it isn't my "Sparking Ice Essence Of" water that is Whole30 compliant but is the regular Sparkling Ice that contains SUCRALOSE!!! I probably drank a couple of tablespoons at most. I'm now in a panic about what to do. Do I have to start over? I planned my Whole30 specifically so I would be through my reintroduction stage before my scheduled vacation. HELP!
  5. Good Morning Whole30 Family, I am on my round 2, and just realized that I can't have juice. I'm not talking OJ or apple juice, I'm talking juiced vegetables. I seem to have forgotten that bit between rounds. Do you think I should start over? Is juice really going to derail me that much? Thanks! Ashley
  6. I work at a vegan juice and food place and I have been very careful to check all the ingredients of all our food so that I know what I can and cannot have. I'm on day 6 of my Whole30, and at work today, after checking the ingredients twice, I ate a very small sample of our granola made of seeds and dried apple and beets only to immediately check the ingredients again and all of a sudden see that there was vanilla extract in it. Eek! I had checked twice but I honestly just missed it. It was only a small sample, and my intentions and actions were correct in checking, but I just made a silly mistake. Do I start over, or just say whoops and move on, making sure to triple check ingredients lists more carefully in the future? I am very committed to doing this program correctly, but also I don't want to have to extend my program. I'm running a half-marathon about 11 days after the program ends, and I worry that if I extend my program by 6 days then I'll be in the reintroduction period for the run and my body might be feeling kind of funny. That being said, I don't particularly want to extend the program another 11 days to finish after the race. My boyfriend is doing the program with me and he's having a hard time and doesn't want to extend with me (I wouldn't ask him to do that), so he'd be off reintroducing food while I'd still be in the thick of the program. Should I extend/restart, or no?
  7. So before you berate me please understand I'm sensitive and have already cried twice over my screw up today. I'm human and I made a massive (predictable) mistake. So yesterday was day 3 for me and it was rough. I wanted nothing more than salty chips, cheese and high fructose corn syrup pickles. But I stayed strong! Even while making my boyfriend extra cheesy ground chicken nachos with loads of non compliant salas and toppings. At one point I almost gave into his taunting to have just one. But I went to bed satisfied after the compliant chipotle meal, and my meal prepping for today. Then today, day 4, I woke up exhausted, I hit the snooze button, or so I thought and woke up and hour later running late for work. I scrambled to get ready and in my rush I forgot all of my whole 30 compliant meal prep food. On my way to work I stopped to grab something, anything compliant to hold me over. When I got my breakfast I discovered not only had they added bacon (which I asked them not to do) they added cheese. I knew I was wrong but I ate it, about half way through the guilt came, and then about an hour later the upset stomach followed. Now I know I am in the wrong, I also know I probably would not have slipped had I not forgot my lunch. BUT i also understand I have had a very unhealthy relationship with food in the past. It's been my comfort, my reward, my sabotage, all of that. That is why I started the whole 30 to begin with. To have more control and a better understanding of my relationship with food. On the bright sideshow stomach ache was enough to make me realize I've GOT to complete a whole 30 days no matter what. I know I can do it, I just need to be better prepared, more motivated and smarter with my choices (ex I could have stopped at a store to grab some fruit, carrot sticks, Lara bar, etc) anything better than what I had. So here here are a few things I'm trying different when I restart Sunday night, any tips and HELPFUL not hurtful comments are welcome. 1. Keep a daily food diary, track what I'm eating, how much, how I feel, etc. 2. Better prep, keep emergency food in my car strictly for emergencies not for snacking. 3. More meal prep! Bigger portions to cut down on my snacking. Doing my best to stick with the meal template. 4. Reaching out. Keeping in contact with others doing the whole 30. Also letting those around me know what I'm doing for more support and accountability. 5. Avoiding temptation. In a perfect world there would be no sweets around me and my boyfriend would be whole 30 too. But that's not the case. So instead I'll try my best to not be hungry when I know I'll be around temptation (eating dinner before cooking my boyfriends yummy food, having a handful of nuts before going to the cafe with the delicious pastries near work for play dates, etc) I screwed up and I'm owning up to it. But I'm not giving up!
  8. So I am seriously struggling with staying Whole 30 for more than a week. By week 2, my Sugar Dragon, and all his friends, are breathing fire down my neck. I eat a great breakfast full of protein, healthy fats, and vegetables, and then an equally comparable lunch but by 3:00, all those desires to EAT ANYTHING are knocking at my door. So frustrating!!! If I try to ignore it, I find myself chewing on my fingers and/or the inside of my mouth which is also not healthy. Am I doomed? Will I ever beat this thing that keeps setting me back and putting me back on day 1 over and over again? HELP!!!!
  9. I am on Day 26 of my first Whole30 and have been extremely careful with my compliance, and as a result have been feeling fantastic and seeing really positive changes - more energy, no caffeine at all in the last two weeks, not missing those addictive diet colas that I drank multiple times a day before June 1, not missing the massive quantity of sweets I used to eat, sleeping well, and experiencing almost no joint pain for the first time in ages (I used to pop Ibuprofen like candy throughout the day and am down to taking two every morning and nothing more). I have not felt "hangry" or tired or deprived, and have - shockingly to a lifelong hater of vegetables - developed quite a liking for healthy produce. Yep, I'm actually digging all the vegetables I'm eating. I realize that there is no way for any of us to do a "Perfect Whole30," but even in the face of my (mild) OCD and (not-so-mild) perfectionism, I am really happy with my compliance up to now. Here's the big problem: My husband (also Day 26 and doing great) and I had lunch today at Choice Greens, a local salad restaurant, where we have eaten many times, both before and after starting Whole30. The restaurant is set up so that, to order a custom salad (which are served finely chopped and mixed together), you take one of the paper cards near the door and check off a box for each of the ingredients you want in it and you give it to the cashier - here is the menu showing available ingredients: http://www.choicegreens.com/cgi-bin/nutrition.exe/showCat?c=Custom I ordered a salad with organic spring mix, grilled chicken breast (plain and not grilled in any oils), avocado, beets, bell peppers, black olives, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, hard boiled eggs, red onion, and tomatoes, with olive oil (I skipped the balsamic vinegar today), salt, and pepper. I felt really good about this choice, since my pre-Whole30 salads at Choice Greens used to consist of several types of cheeses, nuts, croutons, and lots of ranch or blue cheese dressing with almost no vegetables other than the lettuce. The big, beautiful, finely chopped, and veggie filled salad arrived and I began eating, enjoying its healthy deliciousness. And then I noticed them. Mixed in with all of the other items in the bowl were these little translucent cream and brown flecks of something clinging to the greens and vegetables. Were they some sort of little bean sprouts that were in the organic spring mix? Were they the little ends of broccoli and cauliflower that had come loose from the fine chopping? I looked closely and thought they looked like little pearls or beads - little grains of something. Uh oh. Were they perhaps something like - like quinoa? I actually don't eat quinoa, so I had to use my phone to do a Google image search of quinoa to see what it looked like - yep, one of the photos showed a bowl of little translucent cream and brown pearls that looked exactly like the grains that were scattered lightly through my salad. Uh oh. I called one of the servers over and asked whether Choice Greens had quinoa on its custom salad options menu (the online menu shows quinoa as a *NEW!* item, but it was not on the preprinted paper ordering card that I used), and whether it had been put in my salad. She nonchalantly replied that, yes, they do have quinoa as an available ingredient, and that the chefs only put a small amount in when they put it in salads. Yes, I realize that only a small amount was used, but I didn't ask for it and it clearly wasn't on my printed receipt listing everything I had ordered. As I stated earlier, I don't eat quinoa. I wouldn't have asked for it pre-Whole30, and I wouldn't have asked for it when reintroducing non-gluten grains after my 30 days. And it now may require me to restart my Whole30 after having made it all the way to day 26. And I am rather displeased. I have read the official discussion of this issue from the following link: http://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/ It's helpful, but I'm still not sure what to do. I realize that I'm an adult, and can tell you all to go jump in a lake rather than do whatever you suggest, whether it be to restart or stay the course for the remaining four days. I'm an adult and I get to make that choice. Got it. But I still want your thoughts and insight before I decide. It's Day 26 and I have eaten a small amount of quinoa, a non gluten grain, a food that is against the Rules. I didn't eat it because I failed to read a label or failed to read it carefully. I didn't eat it because I mistakenly thought it was okay under the Rules. I didn't eat it because I thought just a little wouldn't hurt me. I didn't eat it because I failed to ask someone the right questions beforehand. I didn't eat it because I was sloppy in checking off the boxes on my ordering card. I didn't eat it because I felt I deserved a "treat" or felt like being rebellious or was craving a sprinkle of some @#$&%*@ (insert any expletive of choice) quinoa. It was inadvertent and occurred without my realizing it despite reasonable precautions on my part. So, hive mind of Whole30 compliance, given my specific circumstances, what should I do in your opinion? Thank you for your time in reading this and your thoughts!
  10. Yesterday was Day 28 of my second whole 30. I did my first whole30 back in August, but decided to do another one because I really fudged the reintro period and tried to figure out my issues as they came and went, which didn't work out that well. Yesterday morning I woke up at 2am and was vomiting non-stop for 8 hours. I went to the ER just to be safe, and they diagnosed me with a bad case of the stomach flu and sent me home. (I'm nearly positive this came from some bad chicken that I ate a conference Friday night, but no matter.) The doctors said I can expect to feel pretty terrible for the next few days while this runs its course. I haven't been able to eat or drink much at all, but I've had a little gatorade, some Ensure drink for electrolytes/calories, and when I can manage, some bevita breakfast biscuits. I'm so bummed because I was really looking forward to having a solid reintroduction cycle, which I now feel is ruined. I have a vacation planned in 2 weeks, and was hoping to have my reintro pretty much all settled by that time. I'm wondering where to go from here. Do I have to do ANOTHER entire whole30 cycle before doing a reintro now? I hate to keep pushing it back. Is it possible to just do a week or two of whole30-style eating after my vacation, and then do a reintro, as long as I'm eating pretty clean paleo in the meantime? Thanks in advance for your input everyone. -Sam
  11. Hi friends! It has been a while since I have been here. I did my first round of the whole 30 in April of 2015 and went right in to round 2 through May 2015. Since then I have completely fallen back on terrible habits. My weight has shot back up, my stomach and acid reflux are a complete mess to the point where I am waking up in the middle of the night and vomiting or nearly vomiting mouthfuls of stomach acid. My mind is foggy, I am completely lethargic and just generally feel like crap. I have begun with a 21 day fix as we are going on vacation out of the country January 30th and I do not want to set myself up for failure midway through. We will come back and I will jump in to round 3. Who else is starting in February!?!?!
  12. Dear Whole30 community, I've started and failed four Whole30s. I have gotten a lot out of them, though, and really want to make the next one a success. Whole30 #1: 17 days; ended at a dim sum lunch for volunteers of an event I was at. Whole30 #2: a re-start the following week that lasted less than two days. Whole30 #3: twelve days, ended at a barbecue two days ago where there was absolutely no compliant food (not a single thing that didn't have soy or sugar or grains), which I know is no excuse, but also I had started SWYPOing with coconut milk and cocoa to make unsweetened ‘chocolate pudding’ a few days before, then finishing the half-mouthful of juice left in my daughter's cup because wasting food is bad, etc. Whole30 #4: also a re-start, started today and lasted about four hours (hungry and ate my compliant-but-too-small lunch halfway through the morning, and so gave in and ate non-compliant lunch with a friend). Here's what I’ve learned: This is probably not a productive way of looking at this, but the two longer ones (12 and 17 days), even though well short of the goal, both gave me tremendous results. Better skin, dropping pant sizes, more steady energy and less resistance to getting out of bed in the morning. Sugar and gluten really have a vice grip on me. Wow. I already knew I was addicted, but this is crazy. There was a lot of internal pressure to ‘reward’ myself for all the progress I had made by indulging. But the giving in/cheating occurred in social scenarios, not in private, where I probably would have just had another apple or handful of cashews. As soon as I gave in, I noticed the impact on my body – brain fog, bloating, needing to nap, waking up feeling I’d been hit by a bus, etc. As I type this, I’m eating a second chocolate bar and contemplating going to the coffee machine to get a hot chocolate. It’s like I can’t stop, and part of my brain is saying ‘why worry when the weight comes off so easily; just do another Whole30 again later’. I know that I eat sweets because my parents (very reasonably) restricted them when I was growing up, so they are special occasion treats/forbidden fruit, and also because they’re just plain addictive. For each of the Whole30s I have eaten a lot of fruit, including dates, which I know are just inside the dividing line between food and candy. But I didn’t really feel cravings for unacceptable sweets (or gluten) as long as I was eating compliant, it was once I ‘quit’ at a social gathering and tasted them that the brakes came off again. I think the effort of shopping, planning, cooking, and NOT buying certain things depleted my willpower to a level where once I start eating some of the things, I end up eating ALL of the things. So what I’d like to ask the ‘hive mind’ is: If you’ve quit/failed and restarted, how do you restart and stay on track, and how do you stay strong at social gatherings? People weren't pressuring me to partake, I just didn't want to explain the whole thing to everyone and have to have the same conversations all over again blah blah... I feel that the great results I’ve had should be enough motivation, but it ends up working the other way; the fact I’ve had results already (even though I’d love to drop another two pant sizes and get the ‘tiger blood’ feeling that I’ve heard about) gets used as an excuse to cheat. Argh! Advice please. p.s.: In case this is relevant, I’m breastfeeding.
  13. So I am on day 26 of Whole 30. Had on and off felt great, I have definitely lost weight, clothes fit better, sleeping like a baby, more energy during day and much stronger when exercising (Climbing/bouldering is my general weapon of choice). I also get really bad IBS, and while I still have had a few occasions of needing the toilet RIGHT NOW, the bloating and pain has completely gone. Then today, I ate some sausages. I checked them last night and completely fine: Pork Shoulder (97%), Salt, Spices, Water, White Balsamic Vinegar (0.3%) [Wine Vinegar, Grape Must, Antioxidant (Sulphur Dioxide)], Preservative (Sodium Sulphite), Sausage Casing (Natural Pork) I was so excited, I bought two packs and had two sausages for breakfast. I mentioned this to a colleague who has just started too and she pointed out that sulphites are banned. Something I had completely forgotten. I then discovered a post on here that said lots of coconut milk has sulphites in so I googled my brand, and I have been accidentally consuming sulphites all the way through. So back to day one for me :-(. It doesn't affect my plans too much as I wasn't planning on reintroducing anything yet, as I know it's helped my IBS and I have a related operation coming up. (Although I would perhaps allow the occasional Paleo Baked good thrown in, and more lenience with off-roading, following the road map). But I just feel like an absolute moron. :-(. Really down.
  14. Hello! I am in day 11 of my first whole30 and have been feeling pretty terrible the past two days (nausea, headache, achy, low energy - I can barely get out of bed!). I have not had anything off plan, and all my meals follow the recommended template. The only problem I can pinpoint is that I have consistently only been able to eat two meals a day! (Uh-oh...) In life before whole30, I generally only ate two meals a day as well. I tend to feel too nauseous in the morning to eat and have therefore gotten used to skipping breakfast and not being hungry until about 12pm. I'm trying very hard to turn this around and eat meals 1, 2 and 3 at their proper times. I'm a little worried that I am a third of the way through my whole30 and have not been successful yet. Do you think the fact that I have only had 2 meals per day for the first 10 days is grounds for a restart or a whole30+? And does anyone have any recommendations for getting meal 1 in earlier in the day so that I can also fit meal 2 and 3 in before it gets too late in the evening? (Background info: I am 22 years old, female, and have hashimoto's disease. I don't know if my hypothyroidism is part of my inability to eat in the morning, but I am hoping I can achieve 3 regular meal times per day and overall better health through my whole30 journey!) Thank you for your help!
  15. So I am on day 19 and have been doing amazing. I got a Fit Bit the night before starting and it is amazing to see the decline in 2 weeks of my resting heart rate. I think I lost a few pounds but starting day 22, I feel like my pants were tighter. But that is okay, because I didn't go into Whole 30 to lose weight as my only goal and know weight should come off at a lower pace. My husband, who is not doing a Whole30, has kind of joined in. He likes the food I make for the week (he works from home and loves this concept), while I pack a breakfast and lunch. I have tons of support at work from 2 people who have done a Whole30 and one who still eats Paleo. I share this knowledge with him and it makes sense. And I LOVE cooking and love all the recipes out there. I went through a very minor headache around Day 5, have been able to get off the black cohash (perimenopause-hot flashes), and I miss wine here and there but not a big deal. I had a hard time cutting back on fruit because in the summer, I eat a lot of seasonal fruit. But now, I don't eat that much. I seriously do not plan to change this way of eating after next Monday. I'm reading "It starts with food" everyday as well as articles from here and other paleo sites. I do look at this as a way of life. I can certainly see the psychological effects food has and changing how you eat is not just about the physical cravings, but also the emotional. I have corrected my husband if asked, it's not that I can't eat something, it is because I just don't eat certain things. So why am I posting in a problem section you may ask? I forgot my food to take to work on Friday. I went to our cafeteria, ordered a 3 egg omelete, cooked in olive oil (the best he could do), with spinach, mushroom, onion, and tomato. I orderd a half of an avocado. Right when I was done, I noticed something that was stringy. It's been bugging me all weekend that there was some cheese in that omelete that may have spilled over from the bin he grabbed the veggies from. So would this qualify as a reset? This is more of a competitive thing with me. I want to be able to say I did a Whole 30! I celebrated my anniversary this past weekend and didn't have a drop of wine. I have my inlaws coming into town this Thursday and we plan on a 5 hour road trip to his brother's house this weekend. That is not even stressing me out! This small amount of cheese is though. And veggies. Anything that has seeds is technically a fruit. Cucumbers, eggplant, bell peppers, avocados, squash, etc. When you say to limit fruits overall, does it include these too? Thanks in advance for any feedback!
  16. I was heating up pizza for my son (I know, bad mommy!) and completely without thinking, I picked a tiny piece (approx. the size of a quarter) of the melted cheese that was hanging off the edge of the plate and ate it. I realized it thirty seconds later but it was too late! I really don't want to restart because I'm doing this with my husband and I want us to finish on the same day. What do you think? Big deal or am I freaking out over nothing? (By the way, I have no issues with digesting dairy.) Thanks in advance! Alex
  17. Help! I don't know what to do! I've been doing good on my Whole30, today is actually my day 3, but today at lunch I enjoyed 2 links of turkey sausage and it wasn't until later that I realized the dextrose in them was actually sugar! (I know, how can I be so naive?) But at this point I'm not sure if I should keep going or start over from day 1. Any advice?? ---Courtney
  18. Hi everyone! I am starting my 2nd Whole30 on November 17th- I did one in August and loved my results. Unfortunately, with the stress of wedding planning (I got married this past weekend), I fell back into a lot of not-so-great habits. I've remained gluten and grain free for the most part, but I have added a bit too much dairy back as well as some added sugars/desserts in the form of dark chocolate (and some gluten free wedding cake). I'm looking forward to using this Whole30 not only for food/habit issues, but also to reset my exercise, which has kind of fallen to the wayside the past few months, as well as my sleep schedule (I do so much better on 8 hours a night.. but who doesn't, right?). The best part is I have convinced my husband (I can say that now!) to join me in this Whole30 so we will really be feeling good for our honeymoon in December. So if anyone else is starting November 17th and wants to support each other through this journey, jump on here! I also have type 1 diabetes, by the way, so am looking to get my blood sugars back on track, as well. Talk to you soon!
  19. I am finishing the book more slowly and contemplating that It [Really] Starts with Food and with determination to truly understand what is going on this time. So I'll be studying hard tonight and continuing with it every day. I'm also seeing more and more evidence that sugar could be linked to neural functioning and cognitive memory deceases like dementia and Alzheimers. So yet another reason to eliminate this stuff from our diets, ASAP. I can imagine that this could start getting very seriously bad if more people start getting this at a younger age http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141007111227.htm ____ So October 15, mid-week, preparing for it today and tomorrow. I have my list of good foods to eat / make and leftovers to take, and safe restaurant foods I can eat. I will have more water this time around as I got dry-mouth last time and mistakenly thought it was food I needed when it was really only water. I will be start the Power 90 workout tomorrow, and every day (5 - 6 days a week) for 90 days. I will take all my measurements and photos to get ready. I will reset my Whole 30 Daily reminder and any other Daily reminders I can for inspiration on Tuesday. I have a real life buddy who's going to do this with me and of course I invite anyone to join me and even the people who followed me the first time around. Day One Wednesday October 15th.
  20. Hitting the restart button first thing Monday morning after being 89% Whole
  21. I started a Whole30 in June but gave out before I finished because I was travelling for work. I restarted on August 16th. I didn't tell anyone besides my husband because I was embarrassed about giving up the first time. But, so far it's going much better this time and I know I can stick it out and I will be glad I did. Also, I have happily noticed that my meals are so much more filling now that I can happily stop when I'm full and go without snacking between meals.
  22. I started my 1st 30 on July 21 was very successful up until my 20th day, was out with friends at a music/food/wine festival...thought I would be strong but had a glass a wine. Then a couple days later went to a concert had some more wine, kept my eating in check. Decided to just do 10 days, but without the strict commitment of 30 days I kept slipping. A week after my first slip I have decided to restart all together. Good Luck to me! Hope I can make it all the way to the end this time!
  23. Hi everyone. I'm on day 17 of my Whole30 and yesterday I had a chicken curry that was prepared with a store bought chicken broth, the ingredients of which state "contains Lactose". Needless to say I didn't notice it at the time. I didn't sleep well at all last night. Lots of bloating and gas moving about in my stomach, which I'm guessing might have been caused by the lactose (I am slightly lactose intolerant). Does this call for a restart? Thanks in advance.
  24. Hi Everyone, I am on Day 3 (I already had to re-start once...I slipped up on Day 10, just like the Whole30 Daily e-mails said most people do!). This time I am really trying to be 100% compliant, but am struggling. On day 2, I had 5 servings of fruit (I know I should only have 1-2) and I ate two snacks. Today, I have already have 2 servings of fruit. Does this warrant a restart? Also - I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for timing of meals. Because I my work/work out schedule, I have to eat breakfast at 6am, lunch at 12:15, and I typically don't get home to cook dinner until about 9pm. Should I be doing something special with my meal placement? 12:15 to 9pm sounds like a really long time without food. I typically workout at 7pm, so should I eat a pre-workout snack at about 6:00? Thanks for your help!
  25. Hi!! SO I am on DAY 12, (i had to restart TWICE due to my old habits getting the best of me and I ate a peppermint patty, and the second time I had some chai tea that had sugar in it without thinking) Anyway my skin does seem clearer, my ribcage seems to be getting smaller and I overall feel better about myself. TWO OBSTACLES I HAVE ENCOUNTERED: 1.I still have sugar cravings, when i wake up all i want is my normal smoothie with fruits or dates and cacao 2.I feel like I am eating TOO MUCH FRUIT. Its so easy to grab and when I am leaving the house in a hurry or out working out or sleeping out I always have fruit with me! Veggies too yes, but Its so convient to grab blackberries, or an apple on my way out or at home. What other things can I be grabbing (i know the formula for post and prework out mini meals) if needed, but I have trouble with it. What suggestions do you all have for eating too much fruit---and some good post and pre workout combos! Thanks so much! Happy WHOLE30!!!. P.S I just realized the salt i have been using has dextrose in it! I WOULD HAVE NEVER CHECKED SALT, but as i was cooking I randomly did. (any thoughts) I really cant start over again I have worked all way to hard and put countless hours into this to have to restart again!