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  1. Hi Jennifer! Welcome to the Forum. I'm on Day 10 so I'll be on my last week when you are beginning. I'm considering doing a Whole60 so I might be here longer. Sounds like you've done this before? I did my first Whole30 around 2014 so it's been awhile. A suggestion for looking for partners. Jot down the people who begin on or around your start date so you can track with them through the process. I've been on for over a week now and haven't seen many people introduce themselves. I'm glad you did. Maybe I just haven't figured out the best way to use this forum. It's set up by subject matte
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  2. Hi All, I'm starting May 24th, since I have a few family parties in the next week, and a holiday that is all about the cheese cakes. I need to set myself up for success, so I'm being realistic. I'd love to have some W30 partners to help keep me on my toes! Thanks Jennifer
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  3. Hi Y’all, I’m new here. I actually just finished Whole 30 last week. Stayed strong the whole time which flat out blew my mind as I am so much of an instant gratification kind of girl. Anyway, My 30th day was last Wednesday but I’m still on the 30 day plan so have not reintroduced anything yet and I kind of want to stay this way for a bit. I’m marginally unmotivated and extremely tired of cooking and cleaning up. I still have quite a way to go in my journey and am just looking for some support. I think this community might be good for me. (Maybe I can be good for y’all too!) :-)
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  4. Hi Laurie, welcome to the forums. I wish you all the best in your journey.
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  5. This is something that many of us struggle with post-Whole30. There's not necessarily one right or wrong answer, only what works for you. If you believe you should never eat sugar again, that's your decision. I would recommend reading more about life after your Whole30 and finding food freedom. Here's some articles to get started, see if any of them resonate with you: https://whole30.com/abstainer-or-moderator/ https://whole30.com/one-bite/ Or here's a link to a lot of food freedom resources: https://whole30.com/after-whole30/
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  6. Hi, jedsmom and others who started in April. I did too, on 4/7 and today is day 31! It flew by fast for me, how about for you?
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  7. ShannonM816

    Whole30 without eggs

    It's possible to do Whole30 without eggs. If you're having trouble finding recipe ideas, Google Whole30 AIP recipes -- AIP (autoimmune protocol) is a more restrictive way of eating than Whole30, sonthere will be other things those recipes leave out that you can still have, like potatoes, but they should also leave out eggs. For the meat, I would focus on the ones you do like. For the ethical concerns, it can be more expensive, but you might feel better about your options if you try to source animals that are raised well -- pastured or grass fed or free range. See if you can find local far
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  8. SugarcubeOD

    Smoking meat

    It's not that Whole30 doesn't 'allow' smoked meats it's that it is nearly impossible to find smoked meats that have all compatible ingredients. If you smoke your own meat and the ingredients in any rub or brine (??) is compatible then go for it!
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  9. SugarcubeOD

    Ginkgo nuts

    They are compatible with the Whole30 but as with all nuts and seeds, we recommend that they be limited.
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  10. Hi ShannonM816- I was concerned that in the ingredient list, it just states "Natural Flavors" and I thought that was abit vague to me and wanted to get a second opinion...I am already dreaming about taking a bite of something and then remembering that this is not on the plan and then spitting it out! Thank you again! Have a great day and happy "going strong" 5th day to me!
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  11. SugarcubeOD

    Baby Food

    LMAO, best typo ever!
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  12. TiffanyS77

    Plated Fat

    Thanks so much! Especially for the link. Those look great and I think it will help me so so much!!!
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  13. this is my current thread where I pretty much talk to myself about food. You are welcome to pop in for a chat!
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  14. Yes, you can. Make sure you're getting enough protein, fat, and vegetables in during your meals -- don't skip those things in order to have fruit. And if you have a sweet tooth and would like to change your habits around having or craving sweets, you'd want to really consider whether this is the best way to do that.
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  15. @christine19 sorry to hear about your friend. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with eating to be kind to yourself in these circumstances. You know how to pull it back if you feel that you need to. I did R1D4 yesterday, it went well. I made some sofrito chicken which I had for lunch with salad and mayo, and for dinner I had a lemongrass Thai curry with coconut and cauliflower rice. Really tasty, lots of veg. I did only have 2 meals yesterday however. I find when I am not running that my appetite drops significantly. I am just going to follow my appetite and eat when hungry today a
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  16. Hello! I am new, this is Day 2! *Started April 18th. Some goals I have for the Whole 30 program are to identify any potential triggers related to my migraines, increase energy to play with my kids and teach my students, and reset my emotional relationship with food! I've read "The Whole 30" book, have the quick meals cookbook and look forward to reading "It Starts With Food" in the next few days. I am grateful for this online venue for sharing questions, ideas and support!
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  17. This doesn't seem normal. Some digestive upset is not unusual, but this sounds much worse than that. Talking to a doctor is probably not a bad idea. So, totally not medical advice, but just a few things that may help him feel better. First, be sure he's drinking plenty of water, because diarrhea can lead to dehydration. It's also important that he get enough salt, to help with electrolytes. It's okay for him to take medicine for the diarrhea if he needs to, something like Imodium or similar anti-diarrheal medication. Is there anything that he's started eating during Whole
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  18. Thank you! That gives me hope!! I've seen some, but wasn't sure if it'd really be sustainable for 30 days for me I think I'm going to try to plan out a meal plan (I'm a planner, so have to plan 30 days of meals - plus meals for my husband and son) because I know I won't stick to it otherwise. I think I'll start on May 1st! Yay!!
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  19. Rebecca001

    Week 3

    That’s brilliant. One thing I noticed when I did my first W30 was I suddenly felt like I had more time. I think it was because I just didn’t slump in the afternoons, and like you say instead of wanting to veg out in the evenings, I wanted to do things. I did all my kids baby photo albums that had been hanging around for 8 years!!
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  20. @SKUtahyep, grazing is my worst habit. I really do believe it is a habit too, as in it is something I can change with practice, but it’s a behaviour I often revert to when I am tired or stressed. I feel so much better when I don’t do it though, I am very insulin sensitive and grazing really plays havoc with that.. I had a horrible day yesterday, felt really tired and washed out, had a nap mid afternoon which is very unlike me and just couldn’t shake the sleepy, worn out feeling all day. I ended up eating a lot of carbs and drinking wine which was not really a good idea. It all started wit
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  21. Yes, tuna in sunflower oil is fine also.
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  22. In general, the website is more up to date than the books, unless you've found a really old article that predates publication of one of the books. In this case, the website is definitely the newer info than ISWF, which was the very first book, so you can go ahead and use the high-oleic seed oils.
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  23. So a week of healthier behaviour has paid off for me. I feel much brighter. My leg is still a bit sore to be honest, and I’m not running anywhere near as many miles as I have been it as I would like. I need to get back into daily yoga and generally self care a bit. definitely I know that 3 meals a day and no snacks is working better for me. I did weigh myself a few days ago and I was shocked to see I had gained 7lbs since 1st April! The following day I was very strict, I cut carbs right down and tracked what I ate, and the following day it was gone, so it was clearly water retention but eve
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  24. I am new, so excited about being here, today is my first day, and i got my whole 30 books and I am ready to go. Im so excited about this lifestyle change and cannot wait to be a better self, a healthier self. have a great day everyone!
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  25. Hello, congratulations on starting. I wish you all the best.
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  26. I’m on my 5th whole30 and this one is tough. I put on about 40 pounds in the pandemic.I decided enough was enough. My husband seems relieved that I’m ready to take my health back. I started April 1. I’m looking forward to tiger blood again.
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  27. Welcome both! These forums are pretty quiet, it can be a bit of a ghost town., I did my first W30 in July and then never really stopped, I reintroduced wine and then.... nothing. So I am still sugar, dairy , grain, soy etc free and going strong! easter was tricky but I am so proud of myself to not succumbing to chocolate, especially as I could have legitimately ‘reintroduced’ some!
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  28. Nedster7

    First week down, 3 to go

    Congrats on getting week 1 down! I think you were totally fine counting calories for those 3 days in the way that you did it. Way to go! I'm on day 1 today, was hoping to find some people to go on this journey together with, but doesn't seem like there's much action right now. Hope you don't mind if I join you here! This is my 4th round of Whole30, started last minute this time because of time constraints. But I'm so excited to have a healthier me in 30 days!! I usually check here everyday so we can keep each other motivated!
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  29. SugarcubeOD

    Candida-Help!

    As you are an adult and there are no Whole30 police, you can do what you feel is best for your body, understanding that should you have yogurt, you would not have completed a Whole30 as dairy is not compatible with the program. With a quick google of 'Anti Candida Diet' I got a list of principles that ARE compatible with the Whole30 including eating fermented foods (kimchi, saurekraut), low sugar fruits, mostly non starchy veg and minimizing caffeine. See if you can spend some time researching other things that are recommended for anti candida that also fit into the rules of the Whole30.
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  30. I commonly like to write as an outlet. So my wife has been encouraging me to write an article about my health journey and Whole30. I finally wrote it down. But really don't have anywhere to post. This seems to be the most appropriate place. So here goes... Apologies for the length. Wasn't initially writing it for a forum. I’m awake… What time is it? 5 am… I got roughly five and a half or six hours of sleep. That’s enough for me. My wife and daughter are still sleeping. This is a great time to get in a workout. I ran yesterday and my knees can’t handle two days in a row. I coul
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  31. I heard about Whole30 through my cousin, who sells essential oils and shared the basic rules and some recipes with me as part of a detox program. While the detox didn't work out for me, I was intrigued and did my own research, reading the 30-Day Guide and finishing my first Whole30/reintroduction March 5 and second one May 23; I didn't do well coming off my last one so I started another reset a few days ago, too. This forum has been really helpful to me so I thought I'd share some of my success! First, my cholesterol skyrocketed down after my first round and I'll be doing my lab work agai
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  32. Bern123, its so great to hear from you and it means a lot to me that I have managed to inspire someone. Its been 13 months since I started this journey. I’ve already done a second Whole30. I am doing great! Definitely still going strong. I’ve lost 60 lbs in total. But more importantly, NO LPR! After my second Whole30 I went to my doctor and had blood work done. For the first time in my life every reading was perfect across the board. My blood pressure is down. I’m sleeping better. Everything is better. I hope your Whole30 experience went well. Relatively speaking of course. Yo
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  33. I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to post this, but I just have to share how much Whole 30 has changed my life. I did my first Whole 30 in Jan 2019. I was having terrible migraines up to 3 times/week. I was on tons of meds for my headaches. I was even having to take meds to offset the side effects of my migraine meds. I was miserable. I was extremely overweight. I had no energy. I was having gastrointestinal issues. I desperately needed to make a change but didn't know what to do. I went for my annual exam with a new Dr in Dec 2018. I was talking to her about my migraines & other heal
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  34. Such an amazing story to read, congratulations!! You should be so darn proud! The first part of your post could have been written by me! Jan 2019 I was 250lbs, and about to give up full time work due to chronic vertigo caused by vestibular migraines. I had MRIs and so many different meds without results, and was just a shell of myself, then tried W30 out of desperation. BOOM migraines gone by week 3. I did lose a good 50lbs, but then fell off the horse late last year, gained about about 30 of them back, and the vertigo came back. So here I am, a week into Round 3, and celebrating my
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