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  3. Thursday, day 39. I had a horrible day yesterday and it didn’t end well. I looked back over my day and it’s no wonder why really, just a very stressful day at work and I didn’t even stop for a glass of water or any lunch. That’s never going to end well is it? today I got up early, went for a 6am run with my friend which was just lovely and then have had a better, less stressful day. Although probably still not enough water. I drank a litre once I got home though. This evening I am going out to a circuits class and then my dinner will be chicken thighs and salad/ veg. Last day at scho
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  5. My smoothie place has wonderful fruit and veggie smoothies for when i need a bit more calories. Can anyone tell me whether Blue MAjik powder is allowed? I have never heard of such a thing. Here is what i think it is... "Blue Majik, also referred to as blue spirulina “is derived from blue-green algae, Arthrospira platensis; this algae is more commonly known as spirulina,” according to Nutrex Hawaii. Phycocyanin, the bluish antioxidant found in spirulina, is extracted and sold as a blue powder."
  6. Wednesday morning, day 38. after my weekend went a bit awry I have gone right back to basics this week. Simple W30 food and really trying to eat more veg and drink more water at work. I’ve been trying to get more protein in as well, and fewer carbs. I go on holiday on Saturday and I cannot wait. This last few months has been very stressful and I need a break. I’m already worried/ thinking a lot about food. We are going with family and I know there will be alcohol every night. I am really quite determined not to drink every night as I know that I will feel horrible if I do. Food doesn’t
  7. @MadyVanilla you are doing so well! It sounds like you’ve really found your groove in your food freedom. I finished my w30 on Saturday and ended up drinking wine and then eating just a big load of everything! I haven’t got the moderation sorted yet. enjoy your next 2 workouts!
  8. You would need to find out the ingredients. I've seen some pickled ginger with added sugar, so those versions would definitely not be allowed, but I'm sure there are different versions with different ingredients.
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    Sashimi

    Can I eat the ginger with sashimi in a Japanese restaurant?
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  11. Another week has gone by...I ended up eating really well all last week, at least until Saturday night. Then I just ate whatever on Sunday. Yesterday, I was generally back on track, but not watching the sweets. I did get a workout in yesterday. In the moment it seems that I've really back slid, that I'm doing terrible, but when I look at the grand scheme, it's not so bad. I've added a power smoothie for breakfast - almond milk, kale or spinach, black cherries, blueberries, collagen powder, and flaxseed. This works well for breakfast, but I think it would hold me over better if I did
  12. It definitely helps not to be broke! I'm on Day 10, and my grocery bills are soaring (not just because of inflation!). On the other hand, I suppose I'm saving by not buying wine, going out for expensive cocktails, etc., so maybe it all balances out. Good luck, and enjoy your new recipes!
  13. After my first w30 I did pretty much 100% compliant food + wine for around 8 months and I still had the tiger blood and felt great. I find the food easy to be honest, certainly I find being super strict easier than any kind of moderation. I did drink last night, quite a lot, and today I feel wretched. Probably from lack of quality sleep more than anything. Feel tired and grumpy today. tonight we’re having roast chicken, roast potatoes and veg. While prepping the Sunday dinner I will prep some bits for the week ahead, I like to make my lunches in advance. my goal this wee
  14. In four previous Whole30s, I've never managed the reintroduction phase properly. It doesn't help that there are birthdays and other celebrations in my family coming up not too long after my 30 days end. Sometimes I've done pretty well with the food but gone back to drinking wine. Sometimes I've stayed away from booze but haven't been strict enough about reintroducing food groups one-by-one. I love how I feel on Whole30 and want to figure out how to keep feeling this way ... without abiding strictly by Whole30 standards permanently! I hope you can find a way to enjoy your holiday, gi
  15. So…… day 34. Last night I drank 2 glasses of white wine and ate some junk food. today I feel yuck! My stomach feels sloshy and empty. I’m drinking my coffee and bracing myself for morning bootcamp at 8am, one of my favourite fitness classes as I love being outdoors, but it’s a grey morning and I feel hungover! tonight I am going out, I have preordered my food as compliant as I can, so steak, veg, salad, no dairy/grains - my plan was always to have a drink tonight, but now I am reconsidering that as I want to do a long run tomorrow and that will be hard with a hangover. It was odd as I was
  16. Well done Rebecca! You’re feeling better and lost weight too. Anout the quiet board, I’ve been checking in every week or so. I want to do another round but haven’t committed yet. I like the anonymity here, I just don’t trust FB or IG to be anonymous.
  17. Hi @doubledee yes I was starting to wonder where everyone was! Thanks for your encouragement.
  18. hello! I had a harmless harvest smoothie blended with protein powder post-run this morning…is “Dutched cocoa” plant-based whole30 compliant? I know cocoa powder is allowed, not sure if theres any caveats on whether it needs to be “unprocessed” or if the addition of alkali (to make it “dutched”) is fine…the ingredient list is below. Thanks! Chocolate: Organic coconut water*, organic coconut meat*, organic dutched cocoa powder, sea salt *indicates fair trade
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  20. Congratulations, Rebecca001, on your successful Whole30! And on your consistency in journaling your experience here. It seems like hardly anyone uses this forum anymore, huh? I did my first Whole30 five years ago, and I've continued do one annually in the spring. My first year there were quite a few people posting on the forum but coming back now I wonder where everyone is--maybe migrated to Whole30 social media accounts? Anyway, just wanted to let you know you're not (completely) alone here, and to say congrats!
  21. Day 32. Weighed in this morning and I have lost 7lbs which I’m really pleased with and it is all off my stomach so I look much slimmer feeling good, no plans to stop yet. I go on holiday in 10 days so will definitely keep it up til then. I may even continue while I’m away as it’s self catering at uk so no reason why I can’t just eat the way I have been at home. I will reintroduce wine though! Running with my friend tonight, food will be beef tikka curry and veg/salad overall, feeling really good and positive!
  22. Day…. 31! And I didn’t even clock it was day 30 yesterday, probably because I’m only just really starting to feel the tiger roaring so I have no intention of stopping just yet. I am going to continue with w30 food all the way but I may have a glass of wine at the weekend after a loooooong week. I didn’t even weigh myself as I wanted to on day 31! So I suppose that’s a positive sign that I am feeling good because I wasn’t counting the minutes to end, and I am in no way interested in any kind of chocolate, bread, cheese tonight. So all good. So here’s my positives in case anyone else b
  23. I wrote the above a week ago, and spent the rest of the week floundering. I had a couple of good restarts, but just didn't make it through a day. I ended up doing only 2 workouts all week (Monday and Tuesday) and no yoga at all. I was fully back on track with eating yesterday. I didn't get to workout or do yoga, but the work day was too busy for a mid-day workout and I had an after work task I had to do, so it's fine. I've gained back 5 of the official 15 I had lost...but it's better than gaining back 10. Or all of it. I'm sooo tired right now...I think it's because I
  24. Sunday, day 28. I felt good today. Definitely feeling a little roar of the tiger now! Ran 5.5km and made good time, and other than that have had a nice relaxing day. I did some writing, something I love to do but I do have to feel right, it’s a sign that I am feeling good that I have managed to write something complete. another busy week ahead, with lots going on at work and Also lots of things with the children after school. I haven’t prepped any meals yet, just my mayo. Tomorrow I’ll take leftover meat from our roast and some salad although I have a lunchtime meeting so probably wo
  25. T-2 days until I start and I’ve been eating as compliant as possible so far. Started the day after I mentally made the commitment but chose an “official” start date since I know I have plans involving food tomorrow. It’s been amazing. I have been feeling great but when I discovered an ingredient I was using had dextrose (surprise!) I wasn’t heart broken, I just cut them out. I’ve prepped veggies, some mayo and bought all the meat. Beyond ready to start counting days and trying new recipes and sauces. side note- first time doing this while not being broke. Beyond pumped for the sauces, nut
  26. Saturday morning, day 27. My workout yesterday must have been tough as this morning I am feeling it in my core! Ran 13km with my friend this morning, felt good and it was a nice social slow run in the sun. I now feel justified to lounge in my hammock and read this afternoon in the sunshine.
  27. Day 26. Fri-YAY. This week has lasted 100 years! I felt really tired after work and dozed off on the sofa. Feeling hungry tonight and ate a fair bit of compliant food: fruit, meatloaf, nkd bar etc. I think just from a combination of exhaustion and waking early and probably not eating enough during the week. I’ve just eaten what I need tonight. I did a good workout, but haven’t made 10k steps today. tomorrow, doing my shopping for the week. I want to try some new recipes to have a push for the final few weeks.going for a run with my friend and it’s going to be sunny so it will hopeful
  28. Had you reintroduced wheat and dairy after your previous w30’s? Sounds like you’re very sensitive to either or both! You won’t have undone 30 days hard work, just go back to w30 for a few days and it will go. It sounds like you should reintroduce them separately to find out which one caused the bloating feeling so you can avoid it in future.
  29. A jicama "taco shell" is a slice of jicama. It’s not shredded and combined with water and oil and reformed into a tortilla-like thing, it's just a slice of a vegetable. The coconut wraps dry out the coconut into a coconut flour, then make tortillas from that.
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