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  2. 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!
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Hi @doubledee yes I was starting to wonder where everyone was! Thanks for your encouragement.
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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
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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. I read the article about the pancake rule and it said jicama shells are okay because it's just that. The coconut wraps I bought are coconut meat water and olive oil. I understand the idea behind pancake rule but with something like this I don't get it.
  22. No. You can find the rules here: https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/
  23. Erin0110

    Wine?

    I just want to know if it's allowed to drink homemade wine,
  24. Day 25. Woke early again today, 5.40! It’s the only thing about w30 I don’t enjoy! I’m feeling good though now I’m awake. I have (another!) really busy day ahead with lots of meetings scheduled. My food is prepped: I have meatloaf and sweet potato for lunch, and then chimichurri chicken for dinner. I’m going to try to get to the gym tonight but if it’s sunny I might go for a run instead. I’m aware that my appetite has really dropped away, I know I’m eating more protein this week and fewer carbs and the impact of that is that I don’t graze anywhere near as much and feel much more satisfied
  25. The rule is no sugar or sweetener in the ingredients. It is possible to find smoked salmon that meets this standard, or to skip it for your Whole30.
  26. Protein powder is going to depend on the ingredients. No soy, no sweeteners, no other non-compatible ingredients. Alcohol-free beer still usually has barley which is a grain, so those are not allowed.
  27. Thanks for sharing
  28. Hi, I'm new here, I'm Erin and looking for collaborative minds
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