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  3. Finishing up day 14 today of my first Whole 30. (Background info is that I'm dealing with intense grief after a year full of losses culminating with my father dying in Oct. ) I don't even know if this will make sense. Has anyone experienced lack of energy and motivation to do things because of all the items cut out? Kind of like depressed. I'm happy with the way I'm eating, but generally go to food when I'm stressed. Could not eating those foods be adding to my down mood?
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  5. ShannonM816

    Forum noob

    Are you planning to do a real Whole30 at some point? It's about more than just the sugar or ketosis. You use the initial 30 days to clean up your eating, ridding your diet of the items most likely to cause inflammation and other issues for people, and then you spend a couple of weeks doing reintroductions to see which foods might be negatively affecting you. Then, you take what you've learned from the experience to figure out a way of eating that helps you feel your best, while not feeling deprived. But to get the best results, you really have to embrace all the rules, and the recommendations. (More on the recommendations here: https://whole30.com/2015/01/rules-recommendations/) If you're interested in learning more about Whole30, you can start here: https://whole30.com/new/, or pick up a copy of It Starts With Food for explanation of why the rules are what they are, or a copy of The Whole30 book for more on how to do a Whole30.
  6. ItalianKid

    Forum noob

    What’s up fellow whole30 advocates! I am doing a modified version of whole30 and I love any feedback whatsoever so feel free to be as honest as possible about how compliant you think my whole30 is. I am a week in with virtually no sugar, reason I say that is I went out once with my buddy to an Asian spot we like and got plain tashimi steamed veggies and shrimp but a side ginger salad and that dressing tasted so good I was almost certain it contained sugar. Other than that I also still drink a Tanqueray with seltzer and fresh lime with crushed ice which is amazing and has no sugar but even though gin has no sugar it’s grain-made or whatever but i can’t see that haulting ketosis by very much. It feels good to have 7 days behind me I’ve lost a few pounds already, lucky for steaks and carnitas salads from chipotle. When I feel a sugar urge I sauté and apple with ghee and cinnamon. Love to hear feedback and hopefully my ideas can be used also! -Joe
  7. ShannonM816

    Not Ketchup products compliant

    Natural flavors is fine.
  8. I have seen sauces by “Not Ketchup” that say they are compliant for many elimination diets. The ingredients look good but notes natural flavors. Is this okay on whole 30.
  9. SusanG31

    Allegra 24 hour - Allergy tabs

    Hello, group!! I am excited to be in the planning stages of my first Whole 30 program!! I plan to start January 2nd (I eat a traditional "Southern" New Year's Day meal that I just don't want to give up this year). I have found some great recipes, support and ideas here on this forum as well as on Pinterest. I love to cook (and eat) so I anticipate this program to be fun (I do LOVE a challenge!!) I've been researching different supplements that I take (along with their ingredients) and find that I will probably eliminate them for a while. However, I do take Allegra 24 everyday as I have many airborne allergies and when I miss just one day, I am miserable. Are any of these ingredients forbidden? Active ingredient (in each tablet): Fexofenadine HCI 180 mg (Antihistamine) Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicone dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, iron oxide blends, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, pregelatinized starch, titanium dioxide The Allegra Website states the following: Does Allegra contain gluten? Because there is no standardized gluten-free certification process, Allegra is not certified as gluten-free, but none of the ingredients are derived from wheat, barley, spelt, oats, or rye. Corn gluten is present in the Pregelatinized Starch; however, this type of gluten is not gliadin gluten, to which some people develop a sensitivity. Finally, Allegra does not contain and is not derived from dairy, lactose, casein, eggs, iodine, peanuts, shellfish, soy, taic, tree nuts, or whey. Thanks for your help and I look forward to having fun with this forum and with the program!
  10. Sconnie715

    Green Bean Pasta

    Hey there! I found this “pasta” made from green beans. I’m not currently doing a Whole30, but would this be appropriate for when I do? The ingredients are compliant, but I’m wondering if it is still in the spirit of the Whole30. Thanks!
  11. ShannonM816

    Compliant Chicken Broth

    @Helen marie all you need to look at is the ingredients. If there's nothing in the ingredients that's off limits, it's fine to have. I do not know why they've listed something as added sugar but not listed it in the ingredients, that doesn't make sense to me either, but if you've read all the ingredients and it's not there, it's fine to have.
  12. Boldfamily

    New here

    Thanks. Yes, this is my first time. I have plenty to learn, especially about life after a whole 30. I will probably do longer, but I feel like I'll give myself cream in my coffee again and maybe gum. Those are really the only things I truly miss. The rest is just keeping me from binging all the time because of my emotional and physical rollercoaster. Today, I've got no energy at all.
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  14. hollysmokes

    New here

    Hi @Boldfamily and welcome; you came to the right place. I lost my father last October and did a W30 in December that turned into a W60. Even though I didn't acknowledge it at the time, yes, grieving IS exhausting. I started that W30 with no real commitment and didn't tell anyone (even my husband) because I didn't know if I had the strength/energy to devote to it. About day 4, I realized that it felt right and I was in. I really think it helped me move forward. Congratulations on your Day 13; I'm on Day 14 right now and part of a little group posting under "Psyching up for a December W30!". Come visit if you're so inclined. Is this your first time?
  15. SugarcubeOD

    Maltodextrin in Deodorant?

    Whole30 is only concerned with what you eat - if you want to find out more information on whether maltodextrin is something that you're comfortable having on your skin, Google would be your best bet but for the purpose of Whole30, it's fine in deodorant.
  16. BayFrayWhay

    Maltodextrin in Deodorant?

    Looking for a new natural deodorant, I've come across some with great reviews but 'maltodextrin' is an ingredient. Is this only bad for you to consume, or is it also not recommended to have on your skin? Thanks!
  17. Helen marie

    Compliant Chicken Broth

    Hey friends! I think I still need some further clarification. I purchased Swanson’s Unsalted Chicken Cooking Stock, the ingredient list is as follows: Chicken Stock, Contains Less Than 2% Of: Dehydrated Chicken, Natural Flavoring, Chicken Fat**. **adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat. From that list, it looks like the stock is compliant (yay!). However, when I look at the nutrition panel, it shows there is sugar! (“Includes <1g added sugars”) This is just so confusing for me :( How can they add sugar, but then it’s not on the ingredients list? And if it’s naturally occurring sugar, then why is it on the “added sugars” line?
  18. Boldfamily

    New here

    Hi. I'm on Day 13. I'm healing and recovering from a year of intense and consistent losses culminating with the death of my father in Oct. I chose now to do whole 30 because I needed something I could control when everything seemed to be spinning out of control. While it does seem to be helping my moods and sleep, it's hard to really evaluate when grieving is so exhausting. I typically struggle with any new behavior especially food related around the 2 week mark. I'm having thoughts like, "it'd be fine to just allow cream in my coffee, I'll continue everything else by the book," or "maybe this is too much when I'm grieving. " Anyway, decided it best to get involved with the forum for accountability and encouragement.
  19. CaseyP

    Casey's really doing it again

    Have forgotten my lunch two days in a row now so that's ended up bad. Two meals a day have been compliant. Bad sugar issues but it's gone now. I'm having stomach problems, which I've never had before. Have made it to the gym two days in a row.
  20. LadyLisbette

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    I've taken a page out of your book, Holly, and have been lotioning my feet in the morning as an extra portion of self-love and care. Thanks for the reminder! Also, I'm feeling like a queen of delayed responses, but I forgot to congratulate you on getting comments at work - your focus and commitment are evident to others! Yay! That must be so gratifying! Like you, I haven't stepped on a scale to start this W30, so I'm not using it as a comparison. That is a first. I don't think I've weighed myself since the end of the last W30. I just know that looking at the numbers is not a good idea, and doesn't matter, really. My clothes, belt, and overall sense of self tell me everything I need to know. Freedom! The highlight of the day food-wise was discovering just how delicious the lemon garlic thicken is as a leftover - serious yum. Oh, and the Nutpods was really delicious in my coffee - I brewed decaf to be safe. But seriously, it's so expensive, it will have to be an occasional treat.
  21. ladyshanny

    New to Whole30 in Iowa

    Welcome! Any juices that you may be considering are highly discouraged on Whole30 - you'll find increased satiety and less cravings if you can forgo them altogether.
  22. ladyshanny

    Starting my second Whole 30 in January!

    Did you happen to do proper reintroductions at the end of your last Whole30? If not, those reintroductions are really "the" way that you can help yourself create a plan that works for you at all times of the year. We really encourage you to test how foods react with not only your body but your mental and emotional states as well.
  23. ladyshanny

    Hello

    Welcome! This is a big step but we have full confidence in you! :)
  24. Midagednewdad

    Hello

    Hello, I was recently turned down for more life insurance due to weight, and I am middle aged, but also a new father. Starting a Whole 30 on Jan 6 as a big step, and scheduling it then due to not only holidays but travelling over New Years, and wanting to start on a day I work (I work 4 tens). I work, and I'm in a PhD program, so I keep busy. Not much else to say.
  25. So excited and a little nervous to start my second Whole 30. It was so successful last year but I went back to my old eating habits very quickly hoping to do a better job of keeping some of the bad foods out of my diet even after I'm done with this round.
  26. hollysmokes

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Dogs have owners; cats have staff! Thanks for asking about her. @Elizabeth33 I haven't totally transitioned to raw food so she's still eating canned plus a little dry food. I'm just trying to give her some more calories but if I keep it up I will definitely have to start supplementing. I hope you start feeling better soon; you've really been through the wringer. My mom had some GI issues after her last 'scope, too- one more thing making me drag my feet getting one. They attributed hers to irritation from the miralax prep so that makes me want to steer away from that method but I don't know if I can drink the required volume of the magnesium sulfate prep. Ugh. I like to use fermented food for my probiotics- kombucha, various veg ferments but if your stomach is being queasy, sauerkraut might not be the most comforting choice! @LadyLisbette I made micro meatballs for my soup but I'm a total glutton for punishment. The last time I did I had to ask myself why but I just turned something on the boob tube, grabbed a sheet pan and rolled away. When it was lunch time and I had all of those cute meatballs, the pain of rolling them vanished! I've only seen ground caraway in places like Penzey's or Spice House. Since it's something I don't use often, I just grind them up when I need them. I've been ordering some spices/herbs in bulk so when I can make my own blends using what I've already purchased, I do that even if it is more trouble. My main one is my own version of Creole seasoning- Tony Chachere's green can is the most well known and I like Tony's but I find it has a distinct flavor that I don't always want so I started making my own years ago. I started with Commander's Palace's recipe then tweaked it a bit here and there. I have an adobo seasoning that's pretty awesome, too and I can't live without an Italian herb blend. BTW, I didn't bother with Champagne vinegar for a recipe that only calls for 1tsp. I used white balsamic but regular would work too and I increased it a bit; 1 tsp didn't seem like enough to matter especially when you're using 3T of Dijon that is loaded with vinegar. Here! Here! or is it Hear! Hear!? Whichever it is, thanks.
  27. kirbz

    Kira's Whole30 Log

    ROUND 2 Day 17: Wednesday, December 12 Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 07 minutes (1:16 deep; 5:27 light; 1:24 REM; 0:04 awake) Wakeup: 6:15 am Meal 1: none Snack (9:30 am): Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night tea with 1.5 scoops collagen powder Meal 2 (12:30 pm): bowl of chicken soup with bone broth, celery, carrots, onion, and potatoes Snack (6:00 pm): Wild Zora Curry Turkey meat and veggie bar + snack pack of coconut butter Exercise (6:45-8:00 pm): indoor bouldering (completed a handful of V0-V2 climbs and then worked on a V3 boulder problem) (105 average HR; 149 max HR) Meal 3 (8:30 pm): Chipotle salad bowl with carnitas, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, guacamole and extra lettuce Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides Water Intake: ~80 oz Steps: 6,892 Symptoms/NSVs: N/A Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing significant to report today.
  28. LadyLisbette

    Psyching up for a December W30!

    Hi everyone! @hollysmokes your bluegrass solstice sounds heavenly! Thanks also for keeping Rudolph Steiner on my radar. Is there a book you recommend? Maybe your sweet cat is getting better, hope that trend continues. What a lucky feline to have you making all that yummy food for her...if I'm her I'm thinking what's the point of being a domesticated animal if I can't let the mistress feed me chicken hearts I don't have to fight for? As for the amber goggles, yes, me too, fitting over glasses for extra glamour. Hubs is entertained. In the evening he prompts me to put them on, as in, let me see, and we both giggle. Geek love I suppose. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think they are working! I'm sleeping soundly, waking up early before the alarm, and feeling more or less rested. It would be better to get a couple more hours (8 or 9 instead of 6 or 7) but considering all the mayhem right now, I think I'm doin' alright! I'll take it. @Elizabeth33 good to "see" you again. Sinus infections are the worst! Are you using probiotics during the course of antibiotics? They may not be compliant, but since you would be using them as medicine, for your gut, if I were in your shoes, FWIW, I would cling to them like a life raft. During my first W30 I had to take antibiotics after a nasty tick bite and I forgot to use probiotics, and I got very sick. Now I know! You are really getting pummeled, and handling it all with grit and determination, it sounds like. Bravo! Also, sometimes numbness can be from a vitamin B deficiency, and one way to know is to add them and see if it goes away. Hope you'll be feeling better soon! As for the glasses, they fit right over the reading glasses, easy peasy! I finally got to town for a shopping run yesterday, and am all stocked up, ready to make the creamy dijon chicken, and eventually soup with meatballs....I was delighted to find NUTPODS! i was impressed that this area has them. Meanwhile, I've let go of creamy stuff in my cup, and not even drinking coffee anymore. But my nerves have settled down, and I'm feeling like a little compliant mid-W30 treat: so, later, coffee and nutpods with my breakfast! Woo hoo! Mel Joulwan posted a recipe for roasted carrot caraway soup https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/lemon-garlic-chicken-paleo-whole30/ ...that has really piqued my curiosity, and darned if I can find ground caraway anywhere! I have caraway seeds, but will have to add them to my online shopping list, along with a compliant champagne vinegar. That got me wondering, what are some of your favorite spices and flavor combos? Keep up the great work everyone! I'm grateful for your presence - it does help so much!
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