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  1. 2 points
    SugarcubeOD

    Why are preservative not allowed

    The program excludes the preservatives that are most likely to cause inflamation in the body - sulphites and carrageenan are very inflammatory and in order to help heal the gut so that proper reintroductions can be made, the most commonly inflammatory preservatives have been excluded for the 30 days. The science behind that will be cited in the book It Starts with Food which is a great place to look for the science behind the program.
  2. 2 points
    Danamilligan

    Starting March 1

    Hey all! Here are some of my favorites that I followed during my first Whole30. They literally saved my life. I think I made the crock pot buffalo chicken at least 3 times a week. Lol. The Defined Dish: http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole-30/ These crab cakes from her are to die for: http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-crab-cakes/ Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken: https://www.wellplated.com/healthy-slow-cooker-buffalo-chicken/ Nom Nom Paleo: https://nomnompaleo.com/post/42057515329/the-round-up-30-days-of-whole30-recipes Definitely let me know if there are any recipes I need to try! It's super easy to switch things up. You may find yourself getting bored, but there are so many ways to spice up your cooking!
  3. 1 point
    Meg R Fl

    prenatal vitamins

    These are made for children Other Ingredients: Granulated calcium carbonate (calcium carbonate, dextrose monohydrate, sugar, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose), sorbitol, sodium ascorbate, ferrous fumarate, natural and artificial flavoring, pregelatinized starch, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate; less than 2% of: beta-carotene, biotin, calcium pantothenate,, cholecalciferol, cupric oxide, cyanocobalamin, FD&C blue #2 lake, FD&C Red #40 lake, FD&C yellow #6 lake, folic acid, gelatin, magnesium oxide, magnesium stearate, mono- and diglycerides, niacinamide, potassium iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, phytonadione, riboflavin, silicon dioxide, soy lecithin, sucralose, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A acetate, zinc oxide. CONTAINS: SOY. There are far better pre-natal out there. Pure Encapsulations makes a PreNatal that is non-GMO, gluten free and considered vegetarian. Nutritional support for pregnancy and lactation - for adults ( not children) Indications: Women of child-bearing age, pregnant women, lactating women Best when combined with EPA/DHA essentials Now enhanced with: 1 mg of folate from 40% folic acid and 60% Metafolin® L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF), the naturally occurring, universally metabolized form of folate Increased vitamin D based on revised RDA requirements for pregnancy Vitamin K to support healthy carboxylation of proteins for blood clotting and bone‡ 100 mg of choline to support fetal central nervous system development‡ Vitamin Distinctions: 1 mg of folate from 40% folic acid and 60% L-5-MTHF for optimal neural and cellular development‡ 27 mg of iron and 150 mcg of iodine to meet enhanced requirements during pregnancy‡ 100 mg of choline to support hormone, neurotransmitter, DNA, protein and energy production‡ Special Features: Specially formulated based on accepted scientific recommendations for nutrient requirements during pregnancy
  4. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    prenatal vitamins

    You'll really have to find out what the ingredients are to know for sure, but most chewable vitamins contain sweeteners of some sort, and many multivitamins contain soy or other non-compliant ingredients, so the odds are it's not going to work for whole30. However, if this is the one your doctor said to take, that order would trump whole30 rules. This has been discussed in the past, if you google Whole30 prenatal vitamin, you should find some previous discussions, which might give you some possible brands to check out.
  5. 1 point
    Nedster7

    Starting March 1

    Hello group! I hope I can join the party, though starting later than the 1st. I will be starting my second Whole30 journey Monday the 4th with my SIL (hubby isn't too supportive). About 2 years ago I did the Whole30 and came out with fantastic results! I felt so good, had a great relationship with food, I was on top of the world. I'm ready for that again! I haven't been eating healthy at all the past year and a half. But finally ready to get control of my eating habits, it's been long enough. @Elizabeth33, if it makes you feel any better, I haven't even attempted eating healthy! You have been trying, and here you are now. Don't be hard on yourself! It's understandable. My SIL and I both have 7 children and homeschool, so we lack time. Mondays we will prep for the week by cooking meats and getting meals in order. We will also be making separate meals for our families, as feeding them whole30 meals is out of our budget. We live in Alaska where fresh produce is extra expensive. I'm so excited you have this wonderful group here. Having this forum really strengthened me last go around. Hope you're all doing great so far!!
  6. 1 point
    I just had dinner completing Day 28. It was a wonderful compliant stir fry! I have 2 MORE DAYS to go. I have an X-ray on my fused back tomorrow marking 1 year. Tuesday I start my second month with my trainer who is teaching me to train and walk with neuropathy by building muscle and practicing balance exercises. WEDNESDAY I will weigh in for my 30 day status. I feel great right now so not going to do anything stupid. I will, however, take my wife out to a nice restaurant for dinner so she can eat a meal she did not have to cook. Thanks and good luck everyone. I’m very pleased with Whole30. Texaswreck
  7. 1 point
    Have you tried white and red wines separately? Some people do better with one or the other. Another thing it could be is the sulfites that are in wine, and it is possible to find wines that don't have sulfites, or that have less sulfites. I don't know how they compare to other wines, so it might be that even if they worked for you as far as not making you feel bad, they might not taste good enough to be worth bothering with, but it's something you could look into.
  8. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    Starting March 1

    You'll really need to look at the menus for the particular restaurants, and probably call them to ask about ingredients (or see if they list them online) on the things that look like possibilities. You might be better off making your own food and letting your friends order what they want. Www.nomnompaleo.com or www.iheartumami.com have some Asian inspired whole30 compliant recipes if you want to stick to the theme.
  9. 1 point
    Elizabeth33

    Starting March 1

    Welcome all the new people who have posted. I am very excited we have a great group here. I did a big veggie prep this morning: steamed green beans, roasted cauliflower, potatoes, white sweet potato and bak chow with balsamic. I was hoping to get off of fast food and sweets on Mon but that didn’t happen which I am a little bit disappointed. I need to really be a support point for myself. I have been so down on myself because I have not been able to get through another whole 30 in a while or comply with my food goals. It has gone completely out of control. It is like I have transferred one vice for another. So an additional goal is to make secure the wins (NSV) through validation and self love and ignore the losses. I need to make up my mind that there will be no slip ups My challenges this month that I really need to be aware of and review my if/then scenarios are: Jury Duty, I have to see if I can bring my own food. Anyone in the US do a service during the whole 30? Not giving in and going to fast food and reading a gossip magazine. Munchies at night and wanting sweets Oh I will just start tomorrow (which never comes…) At work is the pastry and dessert bar and in the back of the house.
  10. 1 point
    Kaitlyn C

    Starting March 1

    Hey All, I will also be starting W30 tomorrow (March 1st). It is my first Whole30 and I'm feeling very motivated to get to work! I recently did an elimination diet that lasted 3 weeks but my reintroduction was hasty and therefore not as insightful as I had hoped. I'm excited to have this support network and am hoping to draw on the additional accountability when the going gets tough. My main goal is to reduce bloating and break my habit of alcohol with dinner.
  11. 1 point
    carla_c1985

    Starting March 1

    Waves to everyone! Can I please join your little group? I am starting tomorrow and ill prepared at the moment. Plan to get organized over the weekend so I just need to get through tomorrow! I have been having some weird things happening and I suspect it’s food related (aging stucks!) and I feel this is the best way to figure out what is causing it! I am scared but I can do it!
  12. 1 point
    Dannelle

    Starting March 1

    HI Everyone I am Dannelle, I would love to join this group and share in the journey with you all! In my experience, this doesn't work without a support system! I completed the whole 30 challenge back in February 2017 AND IT FELT AMAZING!!!! (emphasis on amazing, because seriously you will not believe how good you feel the last week of your journey!) Not to say it didn't come with challenges and late night cravings because it definitely did. I was fortunate to have a good group of Whole 30 supporters who got me through it! I hope we can all be that to each other this time around! Since 2017 I have fallen back into terrible habits, Comfort eating, stress eating, failing to prepare and grabbing the easiest and likely the unhealthiest snack around. I know, it makes NO sense to talk about how Amazing the whole 30 made me feel and then to revert back to bad habits that made me feel frumpy and sluggish. It's like going to the gym or exercising in general. I know I am going to feel better afterward, I know the results are worth it, but I just don't want to LOL but hey, at least I'm being honest with myself. This is going to be my 2nd "SUCCESFUL" whole 30 journey. I have made many attempts to start back up, but for reasons that I cannot logically understand I have not been able to bring myself back to it. Today is Day 3! It was a rash and impulsive start and pretty poor timing on my end if I am being honest ( Which I always am... a little too much :) I too suffer from chronic illness which forced me out of work early 2017. That has come with its own set of challenges and sacrifices. We have had to be inventive with our finances which we have succeeded in doing, but at the moment finances are tight and eating healthy is not cheap. HOWEVER No more excuses for this girl!!! Me leaving work and being chronically ill with Lyme's Disease and Fibromyalgia is also what lead me to Whole 30 in the first place. When Medications were barely medicating and physical therapy didn't bring enough relief my doctor suggested going Gluten Free. I started doing some research and found Whole 30, which seemed extreme to my doctor at first, but when he saw results he got on board! By cutting out all irritants out my diet, my pain was significantly better! By slowly introducing things back into my diet I learned that dairy, wheat and gluten are all big No No's for me! Unfortunately just because I learned it, doesn't mean I stuck with it …. I look forward to taking this journey with everyone and making healthy choices STICK! Dannelle
  13. 1 point
    Beautifublis

    Starting March 1

    Hello everyone! My name is Brittany, I’ve done some research and I believe this program is going to be a success! One of my friends tried it and her results were amazing. I’ll be starting March 1 as well. I am looking to correct issues with my skin and just improve my overall health and self discipline. I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. Good Luck!
  14. 1 point
    Elizabeth33

    Starting March 1

    So I did complete my meat prep day today. Boy am I tired. I have them all portioned out into servings and in the freezer. I decided to make the lamb recipe into a stew by adding some of my home made chicken broth with pureed sweet potato and it is really good. These are my goals for this round are: 1. Start taking my life back by handling the Sugar Dragon since it’s been controlling my life for a long time. 2. Improve my allergies by getting sensitive food out (additional removals are garlic, onions, peppers, citrus, & nightshades) 3. Get both my Physical Therapies and walk in in 4-5 days per week.  4. Taking one day/min at a time. Use my if/then scenarios and my reasons why to help stay compliant. 5. Post everyday to help stay on track What are your goals for this round?
  15. 0 points
    cortadoplease

    Starting March 1

    Greetings all! Something has come up last minute with work and I'll be traveling for most of March 2019. This isn't the best time for me to do a W30. I want to wish everyone good luck, strength, healing and wellness on this journey! xx