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  3. Hope4Overcomers

    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Hello Everyone!!!! How is it going??? Please reply to this post and state what day you are on and report how you’re doing! I’d LOVE to know! Dianne: Reset. Back to Day Zero. Restarting Monday, August 20th. Funeral activities and family gatherings centered around food tripped me up. I’m psyched to begin anew for 30 plus days, with my boyfriend joining me this time. Next:?? Thanks for responding. I truly care!! Gentle Hugs, Dianne
  4. ShannonM816

    Day 11 - Not feeling well

    Have you had the coconut soup before, or eaten a fair amount of coconut milk in the past? Maybe it just doesn't agree with you, or you ate a little more than your stomach could handle at once. Or maybe it's not. When we're focused on doing Whole30 we assume everything is related to what we're eating, but it's always possible you picked up a bit of a bug or something. Sometimes there's just not a way to know for sure what caused it. Banana can help settle your stomach a bit, but the almond butter might not help. Many people find nuts and nut butters can cause digestive issues, and if you're already having such issues, they might be something to avoid. Something like a baked potato or sweet potato with a little salt and a bit of olive or coconut oil or ghee might also help settle your stomach. Peppermint or ginger tea can help as well. I do hope you're feeling better now and it was just a temporary thing.
  5. ShannonM816

    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Remember that the portion sizes on the meal template are designed for most people, but there are people that they just don't work for. Many people who have had weight loss surgery fall into that group they don't work for. If you need smaller servings or to eat more times a day, that is fine. Do what you have to do to make this work for you, concentrating on eating combinations of protein, fat, and veggies each time you eat, just adjust the serving size to what works for you.
  6. ShannonM816

    I'm Freakin' Tired

    When eggs are your only protein in a meal, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand. (Like this: https://forum.whole30.com/topic/20964-what-a-serving-of-eggs-looks-like/) So probably 3-4. Have 1-3 cups of vegetables at every meal. Even breakfast. Fruit is extra, you don't ever have to have it, but you need 1-3 cups of vegetables, three times a day. How does 2-3 oz of boneless skinless chicken compare to the palm of your hand? You want to have 1-2 portions of protein the length, width, and height of the palm of your hand. I'm not sure how big 2-3 oz of chicken is, but you might need more. It is okay to eat more. Add a serving or two of fat to each meal, in addition to whatever oil you cook in. Pick one or two options from what's listed on the meal template. (You can download the meal template here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/) You don't have any kind of starchy vegetables listed. Most people find they feel best with a fist-sized serving of starchy vegetable, once a day. These would include sweet potato, potato, root vegetables (turnips, beets, rutabagas, parsnips, carrots), winter squashes (like butternut or acorn squash), or plantains. While you're figuring out how much to eat, if you are hungry between meals, it is fine to eat, but try to have a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three.
  7. ShannonM816

    So hungry!

    Add fat to your meals, in addition to what you cook in. So add avocado or olives or mayo or some other fat along with your meal. Plan to eat four full meals, or three meals plus a couple of mini-meals, because you're breastfeeding, and it is fine to eat even more than that if you are hungry. Any time you eat, try to have a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. Fat is really important, it will help you feel full longer. Don't skimp on it. If you want fruit, have it with a meal, and remember that ideally you'll limit fruit to not more than two closed-fist-sized servings a day. It's okay to occasionally have more, especially if it's summer where you are and so much fruit is in season, but most days try to limit it. Salads are fine if you like them, but keep in mind that leafy green stuff breaks down to nothing as you eat, and don't tend to keep you satisfied for very long. If you want a salad, add some beets or carrots or sweet potato chunks, and all kinds of other vegetables as well -- broccoli, jicama, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, radishes, whatever kinds of vegetables you like, either raw or cooked. Or have small salads and some cooked vegetables.
  8. Tangentia

    I'm Freakin' Tired

    thanks, ok. yesterday... 1. 1 avocado, boiled egg, 2 cups of coffee 2. 2-3 oz boneless skinless chicken, 1/4 cup sautéed kale, 1/2 cup fresh mango, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup almonds 3. 6-8 oz sashimi - mmm riceless rolls! today so far... 1. 2 boiled eggs, 2 cups coffee 2. ~6 oz cashew chicken, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 nectarine 3. 2 scrambled eggs w/ oyster mushrooms & spinach, 1/3 cup blueberries (ok that's a big snack but i was hungry and tired) 4. i'm making baby bok choy and chicken later. edit: everything i cook, i'm cooking with olive oil.
  9. cddavis

    New to the group - Starting September 1

    I'm starting September 1st too! I'm trying to get my hubs onboard but not sure he's ready. Maybe my example will encourage him. Here's to a healthier lifestyle.
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  11. livvie2012

    So hungry!

    I'm on Day 3, and I'm so hungry! Note: I breastfeed my 13-mo about 3-5 times per day. (reposting from pregnant/breastfeeding section} Could someone take a look at my food so far and tell me if I'm missing something? Thanks! Definitely want to up my fluid intake. Day 3: 7.30: breakfast casserole (2 eggs, turkey sausage, chard), 1.5 cups roasted carrots and broccoli; 2 strawberries (STARVING by 10 AM) 10.35: smoothie (1 c coconut milk, handful cherries, 1 sm banana, 2 T cacao paste); 3 sm turkey meatballs Salad (3 c lettuce, 1/2 onion fried in bacon fat), 1.5 c butternut squash "noodles" in olive oil with 3 T tapenade, 7 sm turkey meatballs (pretty full) 1/2 pouch chestnuts, 1 package seaweed 1/2 zucchini and 1/2 onion fried in coconut oil, 1.5 grassfed hot dogs Day 2: 3 med eggs fried in olive oil, 1/2 large sweet potato sauteed in coconut oil, 1/3 zucchini with onion fried in olive oil, 1/2 fermented pickle (HUNGRY within the hour) 1/2 kohlrabi "noodles" in coconut oil w/ 1/3 lb ground turkey, olive tapenade; smoothie (1 cup coconut milk, handful cherries, 2/3 banana, 2 T cacao paste) snacking on 10-15 cherry tomatoes large green salad, 1/2 cucumber, 3 cherry tomatoes, 6 pistachios, 1/4 lb turkey breakfast sausage, EVOO, pear vinegar 7 small turkey meatballs, plate of vegetables (roasted cauliflower, carrots with olive oil; steamed sugar snaps), mustard 1/4 glass apple juice w/ seltzer 2 turkey meatballs; coconut bowl (1/3 c coconut milk, 3/4 peach, 8 raisins, 5 almonds) Day 1: 3 med eggs fried in olive oil, 1/2 large sweet potato sauteed in coconut oil, 1/2 zucchini with onion fried in olive oil, 1 large fermented pickle coconut bowl (1/3 c coconut milk, 1 banana, 4 almonds, 5-6 raisins) large green salad with 1 cucumber, 1 peach, 6 pistachios seaweed snack, handful cherry tomatoes 1/2 bag kohlrabi "noodles" sauteed in olive oil with 1/3 lb of ground turkey, olive tapenade; still ravenous, so some more sauteed sweet potato from the morning (WOKE UP HUNGRY in the middle of the night
  12. kaydeebakes

    Struggling to Make Mayo

    Alright ladies- here’s what I learned: 1. I’ve been using my immersion blender incorrectly. Now I’m double excited to use this tool! 2. Light tasting olive oil is an actual thing AND it’s amazing. 3. This forum is awesome. I’m so glad I wrote in. Everyone has been super supportive and helpful which is great because... 4. I CAN MAKE HOMEMADE MAYO AND IT’S DELICIOUS. I’m so excited. Thank you all so much for your help!!!
  13. slc_melissa

    Salmon cakes without eggs?

    You can try something like: https://unboundwellness.com/aip-salmon-patties-paleo-egg-free/
  14. ladyshanny

    I'm Freakin' Tired

    Hi @Tangentia - being tired in the first 5-10 days is pretty common. Maybe give us a more specific run down on some typical days of eating including quantities, protein and veggie types etc. We can see if anything stands out.
  15. ladyshanny

    RX Bars

    Snacking is discouraged, not outlawed. If people are in highly active professions or have super-long days or are nursing/pregnant, we understand that they may need to eat between meals. RX Bars, while delicious, are a less than optimal choice if you have the option of picking between that and a more Whole-Food style thing like hard boiled eggs and mayo or chicken thigh and avocado. Some uses that we understand for RX Bars are as "emergency" in the bottom of your carry-on in case your flight is super-delayed. Or a long hike. Things like that. To just eat them as meal replacements or to quell sugar cravings - no, highly discouraged.
  16. DAy 25 here - and guess what - I gave up the coffee. I learned I didn't care for it for the nutpod or coconut mix so i just skip it. I may have been loving the caffeine but I think rally it was the milk and sugar that I really craved. I intend to give my adrenals a break and switched to herbal tea in the morning for my warm cup fix. I NEVER thought this would happen. I Love my coffee or so I thought.
  17. -Kara

    RX Bars

    Do you eat these with meals? Or Snacks? I thought that snacking was not allowed in Whole 30? Did I miss something?
  18. Day 11!! Yay! Although today I am not feeling 100% well. My stomach has been bugging me and I am tired for some reason. Still no "tiger blood" but I am hoping that will come next week. No big plans this weekend (that I know of), so that is a plus for me. I made my own mayo which I am very proud of and used it as dressing. I get the whole FOMO thing, but it's only 19 (18 really) more days. We got this!
  19. kfs1011

    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    I had bypass - and the protein shakes/drinks i had were not full of sugar! I am planning to start WHOLE30 very soon and believe the portion sizes will be the most difficult - I know I have been eating things that I should not be eating and want this to "jump start" me back to where I need to be - I am 3 years out of RNY and have lost 80lbs and don't wanna go back!!!!
  20. Thank you so much. I did very well at the party! Thankfully, the food did not look very appetizing.
  21. Today is day #11 and I am not feeling so well. My stomach is bothering me and I have a headache. Last night I made Thai coconut soup and this morning I ate ground beef mixed with veggies and eggs. I ate a banana with a little almond butter about an hour or so after breakfast because my mom tells me that bananas are supposed to help upset stomachs. I am also feeling very tired today. I am not sure why since I did get at least 7 hours of sleep last night. I am still waiting for that "tiger blood" to kick-in. I hope that all of you Whole30ers are doing well today!
  22. Hope4Overcomers

    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Sorry to hear there is some struggle, @Cmclean! I give my 100% support to the posts push through. This will pass. It may be a sign of how much you actually need it! Definitely don’t quit! You got this! As many of you know there was a death in the family and I found myself in Whole30 no where land at relatives homes. My Restart Date is Monday, August 20th, as my boyfriend has decided to comitt to it also with me. I’ll start us by leading the way. He’s been on the site reading up and I’ve ordered him the main book. It arrives late Saturday. I’ve never had a live person join me before so it should be great comraderie and support. Surely I’ll learn new things and utilize tried and true. I’ve missed you all! Thanks for the great support you continue to offer. I’ll be on the whole way before and after the 20th. I grow from you all! Be encouraged as you so encourage me! Dianne
  23. Day six. Really getting tired, especially toward the end of the day. Had dinner last night and then just crawled into bed at 7:30 or so. I'm eating three meals a day. I'm eating protein, veggies, fruits, good fats. What gives?
  24. ShannonM816

    Shorter reintroduction

    If he's more worried about gluten than something else, you could do the reintroductions in a different order and start with gluten to get it out of the way. Occasionally, people reintroduce an item, and feel fine immediately afterward, but in the next 24-48 hours notice reactions, which is why we recommend having two completely Whole30 days between each reintroduction day. So the problem with, say, having non-gluten grains one day, thinking, "oh, I feel fine, I'll just do my next reintro tomorrow instead of waiting," would be that you might have a reaction, and not know if it was an immediate reaction to the new thing you reintroduced, or a delayed reaction to the first thing.
  25. pags98

    New to the group - Starting September 1

    Good luck. It's a great thing. I had a client of mine ask me about it (business client - I'm not a trainer). She started only 5 days ago and already is feeling great. I admit it took me longer (about day 8 really) but it's amazing! Stay strong throughout and it's great your husband is doing it with you. My wife and I helped each other through our ruts to make sure we both stayed compliant.
  26. racheleats

    Struggling to Make Mayo

    You definitely want Light Tasting Olive Oil - the bottle should say just that!
  27. LadyLisbette

    Start Date: December 1st

    Hi Holly! So nice to read your words and hear about your mom's celebration and all the news. My mother also always used the expression, "hope springs eternal", and reading that gave me such a warm feeling. Yes, yes, yes. And you and yours gave her the best birthday ever, so awesome, well done! Interesting about the dairy. Do you desire it less these days? Yesterday I cruised through the dairy cases at my grocery store only as a path to the bathroom, and I was noticing the freedom of taking a pass on that section, and so many other areas where I just don't need or want it anymore. Not that I don't still have my temptations, of course. But yeah, dairy just doesn't work for me, either. The other day I had some sour cream on the chili instead of mayo, and I won't be doing that again. I'm with you on getting back to routine! Have you been able to get back to your movement program since coming home? I won't tell anyone you had to toss something - it happens to all of us! The crabcakes sound delicious and droolworthy. After my last post I made a batch of wonton meatballs and a big pot of chili. Next us is mango meatballs, tomato soup (I'm roasting the tomatoes this time!), and soon afterwards kofta kebobs inspired by iHeartUmami, and my hubs' favorite Asian chicken thighs. I'm experimenting with daily serving of sweet potatoes, which seemed to work last year re weight loss, though it was slow, and otherwise tightening up my game re W30 ways...exactly as you said, trusting the program. I figure, true to W30, more or less true to the exercise schedule, and whether or not I lose the "last 20 lbs" it's in my best interest all the way around. I notice as soon as I make exceptions my fingers and hips hurt in the morning. Go husband! I love that he is asking your for guidance, and I know he can do it! So great to have so much support in your family, and the role modeling, not to mention a little pressure with his son-in-law losing so much weight! This is day 3 of no coffee - time to let it go again. The effort to re-establish a caffeine naive state will be worth it, I know, it's just a bit hum drum. = ) Sweet Thursday to you!
  28. @Cmclean Did you know that days 10-11 are the days that folks are most likely to quit their Whole30 journey? It's true! So, you're certainly not alone in feeling what you're feeling! In fact, it's kinda a normal part of the process! From personal experience though, I can tell you that it is worth it to just push through. You came here for a reason! So remind yourself of those reasons, and know that you're oh-so close to feeling something great! Take note of even the smallest of victories in the meantime! And stay strong knowing that the biggest ones are coming soon! You can do this!
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