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  2. Starting on 3.19.2018 Is Anyone else?

    Hubby and I did indeed start yesterday. Did prepping and shopping Sunday. I alsojoined this time for 3 months, we need some new recipes. So far it seems helpful
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  4. Day 24 inflammation/bloat?

    Thank you Ladyshanny for a response... Well, I am not eating huggggge portions...but I would say I am a pretty solid eater... I have never been accused of eating too Before Whole30, I never ate breakfast...would start my first meal about 1pm (was just never hungry)...would eat probably cold chicken, or soup, veggies, maybe fruit. I would eat "junk" if it was in the house - most times, I just don't buy it because my sugar dragon could be insane. Ps. - I have had ZERO problem giving up sugar, fruit, nuts, ...really not even on day one...I didn't have any cravings - I just attributed that to my "being ready" to do this. Dinner would typically be beef, chicken, occasionally pizza made with zucchini or cauliflower crust... Drink once or twice per week...never too much. Usually straight tequila or vodka..or red wine. I drink a green juice that I make (kale or spinach, cucumber, celery, ginger and lemon)...which USUALLY makes a real difference in my mental clarity, energy, etc... Sometimes (which I have been "good" for about 4 years), I will over eat sweets... gluten free cookies, cakes, etc (all home made by me) I have been gluten free for about 4 years (except when it's been an unknown)...due to bloating issues... or so I thought. Now I'm wondering, what the heck? Still have the bloating! That's why this is so odd to me... I surely thought it was either sugar (I would say I could be an "addict" over it), or all the rice flour & sugar (from the gluten free products). Even fruit I suspected. But to be this strict (again "weird" thing - I have had absolutely zero problem giving up any of these foods), I am really down to very few ingredients, and not see any results - is quite strange... Oh, I had done Paleo several years back and remember the bloating going down within days...and I ate cheese, eggs, etc...which is why I had such high hopes doing this. Thanks for listening.. I will definitely try eating larger portions... but honestly, 3 cups of spinach, or an entire zucchini, or 3 cups of soup (homemade bone broth, spinach, ground turkey,etc)... I wouldn't suspect it to be "under" eating. Another thing...I convinced my partner to do this with me, and her results are great...and she is eating Larabars for breakfast, SNACKING (lol), eating fruit by itself, eating a ton of nuts, etc...all things I am not even touching! I do all the cooking - and I even do mine separate, so as not to add any nightshades, fodmaps, nuts, coconut, etc... Anything else you notice - please feel free to say... I am open to any suggestions. I am determined to get this figured out once and for all! Smrty
  5. Any New Mexican Whole30 Members?

    Anyone else out there in New Mexico/ Albuquerque area, on Whole30?
  6. Day two done ✅ planing in certainly the key . ive made the mayonnaise and tomato ketchup this morning and all good tuna with mayo on my salad !! Breakfast is not good for me as I so love a smoothie, juice or oatmeal ...can see me getting fed up of eggs and eating leftover dinners .. What are you guys having ?? Feeling fuller no cravings as yet ....little headache this afternoon but soon went any drinking more water. Di Di x
  7. Starting on 3.19.2018 Is Anyone else?

    Haha I know what you're saying! I was in a meeting today, and the leader of the meeting brought in a box of Girl Scout cookies, opened them and put them on the table right in front of me. No one else at the table admitted to wanting any (although they periodically disappeared throughout the two breaks), so the cookies just sat there. I kept getting wafts of the smells of chocolate and peanut butter... But I reminded myself that the texture is waxy, and I don't really like Tagalongs. I white knuckled through, but, dude, the cravings were super distracting!
  8. Mucinex ...?

    Uhg! Was hoping that I would not get the crud during the first 30 days.... I am almost certain that Nyquil is non-compliant, but what about Mucinex... it has worked for me in the past getting through this stuff. Looks like there might be some sugar type ingredients. Can I get opinions on the stuff:
  9. 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi, I‘m also starting after Easter, planning on April 4. I‘m new to the Whole 30 but have been experimenting with low carb (inspired by Gretchen Rubin and Why we get fat by Gary Taubes) for about a year.
  10. Starting on 3.19.2018 Is Anyone else?

    Yes! Day 2! I started on Monday as well..... feel tired as all get out! LOL! Cravings are FOR REAL!!
  11. Starting on Monday March 19th! First Timer Here

    How is it going for you on this DAY 2?
  12. Hi! I totallllllly understand how you feel, I had the same worries. GOOD NEWS- Your body starts to regulate it's hunger signals within the first few days, which means you will eat the perfect amount that your body wants and then you will stop. No over eating, you actually may under eat if your experience was similar to mine. And to ease your mind even more, take it from me as a binge eater and a woman who has had a ton of disordered eating throughout her life. My favorite thing about W30 is that my hunger signals are loud and clear and worrying about portions isn't even a thought in my mind anymore. Let me know how it goes, I am on Day 16!
  13. Whole 30 with Gout

    Yes, yes, I know the program isn't a cure-all, but it's sure touted as a means to eliminate all inflammation issues. I knew to take it with a grain of salt that it was probably just like any ol' fad diet, I just wanted it to be better. Anyway... Last week breakfasts for him have been No'tmeal (Apples, nuts) and banana. Otherwise Eggs, Sausage, Potato. One morning we did kale in the eggs. Lunches: Chicken, carrot/celery/cucumber with dipping sauce (Avacado, basil and Whole30 Mayo). Meatball soup with squash, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and cabbage. Dinners: Shepherds pie (Whole 30 Recipe), Cuban Pork, Chicken Tiki (Whole 30), Hamburger lettuce wraps, Grilled chicken. Veggies: Broccoli, Squash, Cabbage, Kale, Swiss Chard, cauliflower 'rice'. Oranges. Almonds and cashews. We typically have about two-three cups of veggies and it's hard to give an estimate on the meat sizes but trying to use the 'palm' method. Tend to not eat the whole meal because we are full. Due to the flair up, he's drinking sugar-free Cherry juice. (yeah, yeah, you're not supposed to on program, but cherry juice is supposed to help.) His diet before included a lot of breads but he was already cutting back on the sugar (He gave up soda months ago). We're eating larger portions now than we did before due to the nature of his 'diet'. Currently, his doctor is prescribing him medication for the gout because this attack has been so acute. Not sure what else he should/can cut out from this program without just not eating anything. LOL.
  14. 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi! Wrote you earlier but it didn’t seem to go through. I’m planning on starting this Sunday, March 25th, but may be open to waiting. I’m a newbie, Age 61, looking to tame some inflammatory autoimmune conditions, and slim down. What are your thoughts on that since this isn’t your first time and your goals may be different?

    I would add hemp seeds or chia seeds. I've been a vegetarian/vegan (on and off) for nearly 17 years and one thing the doctor's always encouraged me on was to increase my healthy fats with plant based items like chia seeds or hemp seeds. Flax works really great too. Throw in some nutritional yeast (nooch) in your spaghetti sauce (homemade without sugar) for a cheesy bite. I like to roast my cauliflower in nooch.
  16. Day 3 and bloated! Help!

    Hang in there! @ladyshanny gave you some great feedback, so you should be seeing some improvements soon. It does take a while to get the meal template down and figure out the best meal sizes for YOU. So don't get discouraged if you don't have it all figured out in just a few days - you'll get there if you just keep experimenting and tweaking!
  17. Whole 30 with Gout

    There's some excellent info in this thread as well:
  18. Whole 30 with Gout

    HI @Lady Bratface - sorry that your husband is struggling. Just to be clear, Whole30 has never proclaimed that it's the cure for anything, it's simply an elimination diet designed to help folks determine what is problematic for them. The foods removed are generally those which are inflammatory so this way of eating can reduce inflammation but it cannot be said to cure anything. It's completely possible for your husband to be eating things which are Whole30 compliant but which do not agree with his condition. Some items which are Whole30 compliant but can be inflammatory are white potatoes, peppers, eggs for some people. Can you give us a rundown on what he's been eating the last few days? How is Whole30 different from how he normally eats? Is he eating a lot of something he didn't before? Usually it tends to be proteins that are problematic with gout, what are his portions like? What was it like before?
  19. Whole 30 with Gout

    So, this is the second week on the program for my husband and I, and he has been struck down with a horrible flair of gout since day 4. It's so bad that he's not able to walk at all. It's the worst flair-up he's ever had. I'm /SO/ disappointed in this program that preached how eating this 'healthy' way was the cure for inflammation and pain conditions. Before I lose my temper completely, I want to reach out and see if anyone else has been struggling with this. My husband is amazingly still eating on program despite the pain he's in and being off work the past three days because he can't walk. I'm not sure this program is worth it if he's going to have this spike in his pain eating this way. The program wasn't supposed to make people worse than they started. Please help! The Brat <3
  20. Starting March 12th, 2018. Looking for buddies!

    Don't give up! You can do this thing. Maybe you need extra protein to get that bit of extra energy. Think of every meal as a new 'test' to find what amount is going to work with your body and energy needs. It's only 30 days. don't let one bad day get you down too much. -D-
  21. Vitamins! Help!

    The vitamins should be left aside until you're done your Whole30. With the amount of veggies, protein and healthy fat you'll be eating, you won't need a processed multi vitamin in most cases. Maybe for the sauce you branch out and see if you can't find other recipes that match the creamy chicken dishes you're looking for. Nutpods or coconut milk in the can and home made mayo might work but there are a plethora of recipes out there that aren't recreations of alfredo sauce that you might want to check out for your 30 days.
  22. Whole30 Tangy BBQ Recipe

    The Tangy BBQ Sauce recipe in "The Whole30" lists "1 can (3 ounces) tomato paste. The smallest cans of tomato paste I have ever seen are 6 ounces. Is 3 ounces the correct amount to be used in the recipe (not an entire 6 oz. can)? Just wondering if it could be a typo. Three ounces doesn't seem like enough for the tomato ingredient.
  23. Vitamins! Help!

    Hi, I'm starting my journey on April 1st and I'm trying to line up my pantry with Whole 30 approved items and I was reading my multivitamin that has corn starch listed in the "extra" ingredients. Does this mean that I should take a pass on these Nature's Own vitamins for 30 days or since they are gluten and preservative free, they'd be okay to take? I also need a good pasta and alfredo sauce alternative! I'm looking at the nut pods and olive oil mayo as alternatives to use for my creamy chicken dishes...thoughts? I'm still working my way through the Whole 30 book so sorry if this is all covered in there! Thanks
  24. Day 24 inflammation/bloat?

    I would almost hazard a guess that you are not eating enough food. What are your actual portions like? How much actual vegetables are you eating? Eating too little can cause bloating and constipation for sure. What did you eat before Whole30? Sample of a day?
  25. Day 3 and bloated! Help!

    Thank you for the tips! I have been doing my best to follow the template, I have it taped up in my kitchen! But I'm also a pretty small person, so I'm definitely struggling with some of the portion size/hand size adjustments. And my deli turkey is safe! From a local organic butcher with no additives The template reminders are really helpful and I'll work to cut down on bloaters and up on proteins and fats!
  26. Day 3 and bloated! Help!

    Have you seen the meal template? Each meal should be composed in such a way that gets you 4-5 hours between. Eggs, when they are your sole protein, are as many as you can hold in your hand without dropping; 3-4 is a good start for most people. If you need to snack between meals, make it a protein + fat or protein + veg. The dried fruit/fruit/nuts/seeds combos aren't doing anything for you. Check out the deli-turkey - deli meats are notoriously hard to find without any non-compliant ingredients. There are a couple brands out there but just take another look. And remember the template - 1-2 palms of protein (the length, width and thickness of your own palm). You'd have to eat a tonne of deli meat to get that size of a serving, it's not the best selection for a meal-sized protein. The template also asks for 2-3 cups of cooked veggies or equivalent. Half a sweet potato or potato shreds isn't cutting it, sorry! You can include the sweet potato but then also add a couple cups of a non-starchy veggie. The goal for you is going to be getting your meals to match the template, cutting out the known bloaters (nuts, dried fruit, seeds, raw veggies etc) and meal composition such that you do not require snacking.
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