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  1. 10 points
    deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Wow, I can’t believe how many responses this post got, I didn’t get any the last time I did W30! You are all so great for supporting eachother. For anyone still getting used to this, just know that it will get easier and you sort of start to ENJOY prepping your food and trying new recipes. Some essentials for me are: hardboiled eggs- I do 6 at a time so I always have them on hand for a quick breakfast. The easiest way to make them is to boil for 1 minute and then cover for 12-15 minutes. They come out perfect every time! frozen veggies - just discovered frozen riced veggies made by green giant! I like them because I don’t have to worry about them going bad if I don’t use them right away and they are ready in 5-6 minutes. Lara Bars/RX Bars- I try to use these for emergencies only. I keep them in my purse, my desk at work, and at home. Chicken/turkey meatballs- there are so many different recipes on Pinterest for these. I end up making a double batch and freeze the extras so I have them available. Fruit- I only have fruit once per day, usually with breakfast. However, if I’m hungry after lunch and dying to snack on some chocolate or office cake- I find that handful of blueberries or an apple with almond butter and cinnamon cures that. Chicken sausage- always read the ingredients, but these are awesome to have for a quick dinner. They cook in 10-12 minutes and are a good alternative to cookout food like hot dogs or meat that was marinated in non compliant ingredients. Seltzer water & tea- make sure you check the labels though! Some teas have soy in them or sweetners. products I have in my fridge and pantry are: tessamaes dressing, compliant mustard, primal kitchen mayo, tomato paste, compliant chicken or vegetable broth, coconut milk, almond flour, coconut oil, olive oil, coconut aminos, and ghee. Another huge inspiration for me is following Whole30 people on Instagram. I am a huge fan of NoCrumbsLeft and a few other bloggers. They are always posting great tips. We’ve got a few stages to go through, but remember that making the decision to do this was huge. I hope everyone makes it through and gets to feel that awesome Tiger blood! If you mess up, start again! No judgement
  2. 7 points
    Amy Rose

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Quick check in (I should be working right now) -- just had to tell you all about my NSV this weekend. I've been disappointed with my jeans that I just bought a couple months ago because they're stretched out and don't fit well already -- what a waste of money. So went to buy a replacement yesterday and realized that I've dropped a size! No wonder those pants didn't fit Also, can't get this smug look off my face, but I earned it! Good Luck to all -- Eat Well!
  3. 7 points
    mirjam.

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I just made my husband a birthday cake and didn't eat any batter, so proud of myself!
  4. 7 points
    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Ugh. I have a blistering headache and it's a cold, rainy day. All I want to do is curl up with some cheesy, starchy comfort food. But I have a crock pot full of warm hamburger soup waiting for dinner and it smells amazing!! http://pinterest.com/pin/53198839332763359/?source_app=android
  5. 6 points
    SugarcubeOD

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    For those not feeling the Tiger Blood yet, don't despair! First, it can mean different things for different people and often it's not 'peel me off the ceiling energy' but rather 'wow, I feel really stable or good or positive or bright'. Second, at this point some times people think they've got the template memorized and as they've been progressing, a little fat gets left off here, some starchy carbs forgotten there, too little protein because that one time you forgot to take something out of the freezer etc... Loop back to the meal template and make sure you're eating to match the template. If you're eating between meals, have it be protein and fat, not fruit, nuts, nut butters, dried fruit or other 'snacky' type items. Make sure you're salting your food and drinking 1/2oz of water per pound of bodyweight every day and then be patient... many of us have not been kind to our bodies over the years and while 30 days can seem like an eternity, it's not altogether that long and none of you are AT 30 days yet so keep down the path and have faith that you're nourishing your bodies and treating yourselves with respect and dignity and everything else will follow!
  6. 6 points
    suzannes

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Happy Halfway team! (at least most folks here, I'm Day 15) Ditto all the above: prep prep prep. Until or if I get to be a super fast whiz at this prep business, I pretty much have to count on devoting a least half my Sunday's to Whole30 meal prep for the week. It's totally worth it though, I've enjoyed it and learned a lot. I'm cooking way more food, and more interesting and healthy food than before, because I HAVE to. I can't fill my meals with quick easy junk carbs any more (astounded how much I did that before Whole30). I'm making everything from scratch now, and that takes some time. Speaking of prep: I need to say how I am ridiculously proud of myself for making homemade sunflower seed butter today. So easy and yummy. Couldn't find any compliant jars in my stores around here. And I'm glad I couldn't, since making it was fun and cheaper too. I feel like today I became "next level" Whole30. Like I said, I'm unduly proud. Next highest level I think would be if I ever make ghee :-) Great job folks on your first two weeks and cheers to everyone for the next half!
  7. 6 points
    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    The Sugar Dragon was mauling me good today! I was stuck in the slooooooowest line at Wal-Mart, all the while surrounded by candies and cookies and chips. Those checkout lines are a death trap. I was so close to buying a candy bar but I stayed strong. Then this afternoon I made two trays of cookies and two lasagnas for my sister-in-law who just had a baby. I had cookie dough all over my fingers and had to repeat to myself "Don't lick them! Don't lick them!"
  8. 6 points
    JodiLou

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day four was awful. My final day at work this week was difficult and tomorrow is my birthday. I just wanted to come home and have a glass of wine and eat some pizza. It definitely has been the worst day for cravings. And even though I I'm full and ate a good quality Whole30 dinner I still feel like I could eat a large popcorn and a large pizza and wash it down with a bunch of Sour Patch Kids and a big old glass of wine. That might be a little extreme but right now it really all sounds amazing. Clearly it is very difficult to break habits like end of the week celebrations. I have gone to bed to keep myself away from the food and I'm laying here watching TV and reading everyone's posts from today. Always reassuring to know that I am not alone.
  9. 6 points
    ladyshanny

    Day 22: Not feeling food "freedom"

    Aw, dang, sorry you're feeling so frustrated. You're not missing the point but the point appears to be a bit obscured. Basically the goal is to do the Whole30 and then reintroductions to see how food affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. If you don't do that, it makes the rest of what I'm going to say harder/impossible. Once you have a good grasp on how food makes you feel, you get to decide what is and is not worth it for you on regular, occasional and rare occurrences. THEN, you make assessments in the moment of "Do I want this? Is it worth it?". Example, you get to the point where you know that the wheat in conventional pancakes doesn't bother you but butter and syrup are a dumpster fire for a couple days. You go out for breakfast to your favourite diner with some friends and you peruse the menu. "Hmmm....pancakes. Do I want them? Yep. Will they be worth it? Well....I have a big presentation at work tomorrow that I cannot mess up and I know that the butter/syrup combination fries my concentration for a couple days. Hmmm....OK, maybe an omelette this time." OR ""Hmmm....pancakes. Do I want them? Yep. Will they be worth it? Yep, I have a day off tomorrow with no plans! Pancakes it is!" Do you see? Once you know how food affects you, you weigh the desire for it with the consequences of it. Sometimes the food will be worth it and sometimes it won't. Sometimes whatever it is messes with your stomach and it's just not worth it. Sometimes the cupcake or cookie doesn't fit your current goals and although you do want it, it's not worth it right now. Remember, we're not preaching to never have treats or sweets again - just to be honest with yourself around whether you want it enough to go drive to xyz and get it or you want it because it's just sitting there. Be honest around what the effects will be and if you want to take them on. You'll get it wrong, we all do, but then you learn and move forward. That is food freedom. PS - once you make the determination that you WANT the item and that the consequences are WORTH IT, there is no guilt....because you made an informed decision. The guilt comes, I believe, when we let food run us down. When we mow through a package of cookies while watching tv. That feels yucky because YOU didn't decide it. If you go through the "Do I want it, is it worth it" and you ask yourself after every cookie and the answer honestly keeps being yes and you eat 6 cookies, that's alright. Maybe the next day you'll look back and realize you made the wrong choice because of abc/xyz, but that's the learning experience again. No guilt, just knowledge.
  10. 5 points
    deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hello, I am starting my 2nd round of whole30 on 4/2 (waiting until AFTER Easter). Just looking to see if there is anyone else that is starting around the same time. I loved my first whole30 so much and am looking forward to that Tiger Blood again! I think this will kickstart my healthy summer. I have some tricks that i learned during the first round (like always having approved snacks available, meal prepping every sunday, and I know what products to use now), but I'd like some accountability assistance!
  11. 5 points
    ale-maia

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi everyone, a quick check in. Although I am most silent on here, I have following the posts. Day 16 and going strong. Didn't see much difference in clothes but I was really really really happy that I don't have sugar craving anymore. I was able to say no to donuts, ice cream and chocolate this weekend. Having two kids at home make things more difficult but I have been pretty good of saying no to sugar. We can do this!!! great job @Amy Rose
  12. 5 points
    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I made it through the weekend! Lots of situations that I would use as excuses to "treat myself" with something unhealthy. My husband and I went out for dinner and a movie for his birthday. I chose ahead of time what I was going to order and I stuck to it, despite the sinful looking skillet sized cookie and ice cream dessert on the menu. I got my first tattoo and didn't feel the need to celebrate with a tasty treat afterwards. We were housebound today due to an ice storm which normal would be an excuse for comfort food, but I remained on plan. Overall, it was a great weekend. I finished my first 14 days, it's all count down from here!
  13. 5 points
    Hope4Overcomers

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Greetings fellow travelers of the Whole30 experience! Drum roll, please, successfully (almost) completed Day 14 and baked brownies for tomorrow’s potluck! Whoop Whoop, wasn’t even tempted (much) because I saw all the sugary gooey glop I put into my baking masterpiece (more than a slight exaggeration on the masterpiece part). I have them safely stowed away until tomorrow, where I will consume my Whole30 approved meal prior to going to the luncheon. All leftover brownies stay there or go home with those still stuck in the throes of brownie addiction. May, I confess, Whole30 has not helped my long standing complex insomnia, but it has certainly changed how I react to it. Despite very little shut eye for days in a row, I had the ability to carry on a fully productive engaging day. I’m not sick for days on end from it. I’m tired as in no rest yet still energetic. Not hyper just alive and doing well. And after all, I must be one day closer to a restful night. Right? It didn’t incapacitate me the way Easter Dinner (prior to Whole30) in itself did. I call that a victory. Getting far more adventurous in my meal planning, prep, and eating. I feel soooo much better. The inflammation must be minimized. yes, I have my trials too, but I’ll take that anyday next to an average 24 hours in my life before. Love, love, love hearing how old and newcomers alike are doing! Keep up the stellar job! Be encouraged as you all encourage me. xo Dianne
  14. 5 points
    Day 13 Here too and doing great! Some days sluggish, mostly not though. I keep finding more interesting things to eat that I enjoy and are Whole30 approved. Monday will be tough. I have to bring the dessert, yes, make one, to a luncheon potluck. I don’t plan on eating anything at the potluck. Knowing this group nothing will even approach Whole30 approved. I’m the only one bringing dessert, so I can’t pull off the bring fruit with this totally unhealthy crowd. I do still have cravings but move on. Started exercising again on Whole30 last week. How is everyone else doing???? Be encouraged, Dianne
  15. 5 points
    Dave K

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 13... 2nd weekend. Sticking with the plan, Get away from the house. Hike planned for this morning then a trip to the grocery store. Last night was a little tough, thinking about closing the work week off with a drink, bad habit trying to break, as the book suggested found something else to do. The children, visiting this weekend, came home to an empty refrigerator and pantry.... supportive, but kept looking for a snack. Energy bounced back this week,Morning runs are back to normal, energy wise, and not as tired throughout the day. My wife is still a little sluggish, hoping to break through that feeling this weekend. Good luck!!! Almost halfway there!!
  16. 5 points
    Kiralyn D

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    My husband ordered himself a pizza a few nights ago and I made him eat it in the basement. Alone. (It may have been during the “Kill All the Things” stage of the calendar...)
  17. 5 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Well... successfully made it through TWO rounds of one of my chunks of kryptonite: pizza for lunch, and watching husband eat pizza for dinner. I HAVE subsisted on pizza. I have made my OWN pizza out of desperation (tasted GREAT to me...) Today I wanted to get a T-SHIRT made: NSV IN YOUR FACE!!! Was not tempted. Not even slightly...And when the realization hit me...I confess, there is an NSV dance... it's not pretty...
  18. 5 points
    LizaQ

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    NSV - I tried on a pair of jeans that were too tight two weeks ago and I couldn't wear them. Today they are still a little tight - but they button easily! Day 10 and rocking it!!!
  19. 5 points
    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    My Mom made birthday dinner for my husband. Her amazingly delicious tacos and brownies with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. I made a salad out of the taco fixings and was doing great .... till the hot fudge came out. It smelled so divine! And I had to help put dessert together for the kids so I had a vat of molten chocolate right there in my hands. It was rough, but I did it! There's no way I could have passed on it before Whole30. I have so little self-control when I'm not on plan. I feel completely helpless against my cravings. But Whole30 is helping me learn strength. I don't have to eat something just because there.
  20. 5 points
    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Oh my goodness, you guys! Zoodles!!! Last week I was lax on getting my vegetables so that's what I'm focusing on this week. I made some butternut squash zoodles with meatballs and pasta sauce, it was delicious! It wasn't Pasta Carbonera or anything, but it was a very tasty, fun way to get some veggies into my meal. I am going to spiralize all the vegetables!
  21. 5 points
    Roonster

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Haha I've had dreams about Diet Coke and rice. Funny thing is that I didn't eat either more than occasionally before I started. The dream about diet coke was so convincing that I woke up and started planning how I was going to restart... This weekend I've been focusing on "getting my life in order" as I say. I cleaned on Saturday (including wiping down all my shelves and washing the floors). I live in a city with bad air quality, so things get pretty gritty and dirty regardless of what I do. I also don't have AC, so with the spring and summer coming the windows are open, which adds to the mess. Today I'm doing meal prep. This week we're working 14 hour days Mon-Sat, so I have to have food ready to pack and eat. I'm turning into somewhat of a Mel Joulwan fangirl. I bought her cookbooks and am planning on making Meat and Spinach Muffins for breakfast and a variety of dishes for lunch/dinner: 1. Best Chicken Ever () 2. Garlic Lime Shrimp 3. Bora Bora Fireballs 4. Pork Char Siu and Fried Cauliflower Rice I'm about to put the meats in to marinade and then head to my local store for the produce I didn't buy yesterday. Busy day ending with Church and an Italian lesson. Best of luck on week 2, all! -S
  22. 5 points
    bigmamabird

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I had a dream that I polished off half a can of Pringles before I realized I shouldn't be. I was so angry at myself ..... then I woke up and felt better. My brain has officially started messing with me!
  23. 5 points
    tutormom

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I'm brand new here and also on my first Whole30 journey. I started April 2. Was looking for some support & encouragement, and it looks like maybe I've found it here! Felt crummy this morning and was contemplating being a quitter, but I think I'll stick with it and follow along with you all. =) My main goal is to get high cholesterol under control without medication. I'm 59, relatively fit, not overweight, and I follow a "good" diet, but I know I need to do much better. My cholesterol has been creeping up since my late 40's. Last time it was 399. Don't faint! I'm not worried about it. HDL & Tris are both fine; it's just the LDL out of whack, and I don't tolerate statins, so I won't go that route. I really believe that reducing (eliminating on whole 30) sugars & grains will make a difference. Haven't been able to force myself to do that before. I hope you all are feeling well today! Less than a month to go!!! ;-)
  24. 5 points
    Kiralyn D

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Super grumpy over here on the morning of Day 4... It seems “Kill All the Things” is fairly accurate... It doesn’t help that the baby is not sleeping well = I’m not sleeping well!! And I woke up with a terrible headache. But everyone says it gets better, right?? Already I’ve learned that mixed nuts are a food with no brakes for me, so best to not even have those around. I’m really missing sugar in my coffee and Diet Coke at lunch - so that’s a pretty clear sign I need to be rid of those. Being prepared with every meal has been a huge help in resisting temptation. As well as knowing all the money I’ve spent on food prep this week - yikes!!! No way am I throwing anything out!! And not going to the grocery store hungry!! I’ve never been big on breakfast, so I’m still trying to force that down when I’m much more tempted to just leave in the morning without it. I’m already thinking about Days 10-11 - “the hardest days” - and will be planning some meals I’m more excited about during those days, to hopefully keep the momentum going. Sounds like everyone is doing pretty well. Virtual high fives to everyone
  25. 5 points
    humanitysurvey

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 2 meals Meal 1 cauliflower rice, sauteed onions peppers and andouille sausage and ghee. Meal 2 - Salad of chicken, onions, avocados, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, balsamic vinegar, prunes Meal 3 - Roasted broccoli, meatballs and saurkret I walked this morning. I'm starting to get a headache and feel tired. Hopefully it won't last too many days.
  26. 5 points
    Amy Rose

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Thank you for the tip about NomNomPaleo.com, @Aud1. That will be a great resource for recipes and Whole30 tips. Here's a terrific quote I brought back for everyone: Your only job during the Whole30 is to focus on making good food choices. You don’t need to weigh or measure, you don’t need to count calories, you don’t need to purchase everything organic, grass-fed, pastured, or local. Just figure out how to stick to the Whole30 rules in any setting, around every special circumstance, under any amount of stress… for 30 straight days. Your only job? Eat. Good. Food. -- Melissa Hartwig, the headmistress of Whole30
  27. 5 points
    suzannes

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Beginning on April 1st, yes it's Easter, but it won't be any easier on Monday. I'm focused on conquering my fire-breathing sugar dragon and improving some aggravating health issues. Just want to say thanks to all of you in advance for sharing your Whole30 experiences, struggles and support - I think I'm going to need it.
  28. 4 points
    @SugarcubeOD, you're right in my case. It is laid out in a specific way, and skimping only hurts the body. I convince myself that it won't make a difference...it apparently does! I ate all protein yesterday morning, template worthy rest of the day. Woke up tired. Yup. Having to force myself to eat all the meals...but I'm not skipping on meals...just this or that, here and there...just enough to compromise my energy. Yes...need to tighten up... Thank you for moderating...
  29. 4 points
    Dave K

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi @dee1314 and welcome! We did find the Primal Kitchen dressings and a approved mayo week one. We tried to make the mayo for our chicken salad and failed twice, couldn’t get it to whip. Blamed the equipment My wife used a combination of the primal Caesar and little bit of the store bought mayo (she’s not a fan of the mayo). It worked out great. It’s a great group! Love the enthusiasm of all!
  30. 4 points
    SugarcubeOD

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I love all of this! Especially 'availability does not equal necessity'. I was thinking about this yesterday when I watched one of our managers leave for the day. He walked by a table that had cookies and donuts/donut holes on it since 730 that morning... stopped at the table, perused the detritus left from the day and then took a few donut holes and popped them into his mouth. All I could think was 'that is not someone eating for the joy of enjoying a good donut, that's someone eating because it's there'. I mean how good could a 9 hour donut hole even be???
  31. 4 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Yup... association is the key, the focus... the only reason the food in a group of familiars happens. Wonder what would happen if I invited a bunch of friends over and said oh by the way...there will be no food...and don't bring any. So mind-blowing that food is incorporated into everything we do. Long before Whole 30, I had an epiphany: you can go to a cinema, and view a movie. And that's it. No popcorn, Goobers, drinks big enough to take a bath in...it was liberating. Cheaper too. That is my long term goal: awareness. "Is this an occasion where I 'have' to eat?" Availability does NOT equal necessity...
  32. 4 points
    suzannes

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Funny! I'm not supergirl yet (tho I haven't tried lifting a couch lately, so who knows!) but I have much more of my energy and happier mood back, so I'm very happy here on Day 14. The first week and a half were not much fun, but I got through it (thanks in large part to this forum and the awesome Whole30-ers here!). You sound like you are doing great too - so cheers to you and hope you have a fun, healthy weekend.
  33. 4 points
    Kiralyn D

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    @dnewc It’s tough! During this 30 days we have several out of town family members coming to stay with us on 2 separate weekends, an anniversary, and my birthday. Part of me wishes I had waited to start until next month... But I know if I can make it through this, I can make it through anything!! Luckily family has been really supportive.
  34. 4 points
    Update update: I made it through to Day 91 and even got some reintroductions done! I def have issues with dairy, gluten, and sugarrrr. I'm happy I chose to do 90 days as it showed me that I can make this way of eating into a lifestyle and I also discovered how much stress (from whatever source) is really my biggest issue.
  35. 4 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Howdy all! Yup...dreams...wicked! Cheese and various sweet treats!!! Never been so happy to awaken and find it unreal! Had an outing yesterday at a steakhouse. Ended up with plain salmon, plain baked potato and lettuce with a few pieces of tomato for a salad. I watched my fellow dining group partake of grains, dairy and added sugar, thinking to myself 'mm mm mm...they will wonder later why they don't feel as good as I do RIGHT NOW'. Went up the stairs to our home with no pain in the knees last night. Bread from the basket??? No...I'm good...
  36. 4 points
    IcanIwill30

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Finishing up on day 6 and I am starting to feel a little more confident. Have gone through the headaches and being tired. Less bloated and looking forward to the energy hopefully starting soon. Went shopping on Saturday (a two hour adventure - don't think my husband will ever go grocery shopping with me again!) Very eye opening experience as to that sugar (or some form of it) is in like EVERYTHING......I am much more prepared with meal planning for the week. Made the beef brisket (pg. 214 - Whole30 book) today in the slow cooker. Smelled awesome and tasted just as good. Threw some carrots in along with the onion to have more veggies. Anyone have their favorite "go to" recipe in the Whole30 book? Do you make any substitutions to add to the recipe or to give it more flavor? Wishing everyone a good week - we can do this.
  37. 4 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    The mirror this morning moved me. Because of new streamlined eating prior to whole and the amazing 5th day meltdown, I see loss, and accentuated lack of form. Mmmmmmmm... hand weights today, and to the gym MONDAY for full fledge head on totally reemerged head to toe weight training. Katie Lobliner's videos gave me GREAT results...a nice routine to hit all muscle groups in the week. And yup. Heavier is better...as long as it's done smartly...
  38. 4 points
    Dave K

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 5 - the end of the work week!!! Woohoo!!! Congrats to all we made it!! It was tough, but just took a lot of planning. I ran the gauntlet at work. Left over Easter desserts, about 5 pies and cookies, on Monday, Doughnuts on Wednesday and still warm cherry cheese cake on Friday. Great week to start I would have gained about 10 pounds!!! Coffee and avoiding the kitchen helped. Biggest take away was plan, plan, plan. A lot of extra time spent running to the grocery stores at lunch or on the way home to pick up extra items. Weekend fun... meal planning and taxes. Enjoy your weekend everybody!!!
  39. 4 points
    deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hey guys! Day 5 and I just got all of these notifications. I did start on 4/2, although it wasn’t the best day because I was sick. I decided to keep to my commitment though and I made it! I had a dilemma yesterday when the lunches I prepared were left out by accident. I ended up having to purchase a compliant lunch on my break, but I had Lara bars at my desk just in case I couldn’t find anything. Hope you are all doing well!
  40. 4 points
    Let's Dooooo It!

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    You are so NOT alone. It never ceases to amaze me the grip that something that is MOSTLY supposed to supply us with fuel has on us. It is sooooo psychological. if I'm full, why do I want PIZZA??? Granted, food is pleasurable. But yea, the pleasure knob is turned all the way up. No worries. All that you feel is quite normal, and will get better. WE are the animate objects. Food does what WE TELL IT TO DO! If you have not looked at the timeline, I would suggest that you do. Quite spot on, and absolutely entertaining!! Up from HERE!!
  41. 4 points
    IcanIwill30

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Starting Day 3 and a little sluggish this AM. Cravings are somewhat under control, but moody. Hoping that the day gets better. I'm afraid that if I close my eyes, that I may never get up. Drinking lots of water with lemon which is helping! Good day to all of you.....
  42. 4 points
    Amy Rose

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Successful day three. Yesterday’s horribly ugly mood is long gone and I’m feeling much better. I finally got around to making the white chicken chili recipe tonight. It’s in the crockpot right now and my kitchen will smell heavenly by breakfast time. Also, stopped by Trader Joe’s this evening and picked up some frozen cauliflower rice. Grabbed an extra jar of ghee so I won’t run out, plus some lovely frozen cod for a later date. I didn’t stay long, though. Way too many goodies in that store. Good luck to everyone! Eat Well!
  43. 4 points
    Aud1

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hey LizaQ, you can still clean up your eating habits and get yourself "in the mode" even though you still need your nighttime meds. Or use the time to get a jump on meal prep. The time won't be wasted.
  44. 4 points
    SugarcubeOD

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    There is private messaging - go to the person's profile you want to message and hit the 'message' button. But truth be told, most people just use these threads since anyone can join and that's often where you get the best dialog, tips, tricks, troubles, solutions etc... We do not recommend sharing your email on a posting as this site is not private so hackers can grab your email.
  45. 4 points
    Roonster

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi all, Just found this group and it looks active active active! I started a whole30 on March 19, so today was day 14. At Easter dinner, I found out that the sauce I was dipping in was peanut based and that the topping on the yams was made with lentils. Honestly, it was worth it So tomorrow I'm starting over. My goals are: 1. Stop treating food in a way that lets it control my life (using food to reward, punish, etc). 2. Sleep better and stop my reliance on caffeine to get me through the afternoon. 3. Reinforce my morning workout habit. And I'll take any weight loss that happens! I'm 28, about to turn 29. I live in Italy, and I travel a lot for work, so this time of year is possibly the only whole month I'll have off to do this in! Looking forward to getting started. I have a whole30 log I've been keeping linked in my signature if anyone is interested Sierra
  46. 4 points
    Happy Easter to all! Be blessed and be encouraged! Smile.
  47. 4 points
    Cjane

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Hi, I am going to start on April 1. This will be my first time.
  48. 4 points
    SugarcubeOD

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Don't let fruit push veggies off your plate. Each meal should have a plate full of veggies - that's like 2-3 cups... fruit can be added to that but shouldn't replace that. Don't forget fat too
  49. 4 points
    mirjam.

    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.
  50. 4 points
    Allis

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    Haven't checked-in in a while... I am 2 whole days away from reaching W30! I have stayed 100% compliant the whole time. I am stoked! I have energy again and it feels wonderful... I am having some anxiety about reintroducing foods. I'm finding it difficult to come up with a plan, because of the anxiety... Any suggestions? I know that I will be staying, most of the time, Paleo and I will be avoiding any refined sugars (I have found in my W30 journey that I was addicted to sugar, BIG TIME, and need to avoid it). I'm feeling so good and do not want to go through through that again. NSV? My son and husband were over-the-moon that I bought them Doritos and buns to go with their dinner last night, . The victory for me was not just taking a leap and allowing that food back into the house, it was the fact that I had absolutely no desire to "eat just one"; on the contrary, I couldn't stand the smell of them! This made me feel so good and just reaffirmed all my hard work. Another NSV, my clothes are fitting so much better. I had a doctor's appointment a couple weeks ago. He was very encouraging about W30. He asked me to get some blood work done and follow-up with him. My appointment is next week and can't wait to see what my labs look like compared to a year ago. Hoping to eventually be taken off some medications, that no 36 y/o should be on.