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  1. 3 points
    Ok so this happened to me, only more severe than what you described. I’m bipolar so I just brushed it off as yet another episode, that stemmed (at least partly) from getting my period. I have PCOS and a hormonal IUD, and my periods are not regular. I was actually hospitalized for eleven days. They had to double my antidepressants. What I’d suggest is DEFINITELY make sure you’re getting enough starchy vegetables. They play a role in serotonin production. I make sure to get 2-3 servings a day.
  2. 2 points
    Jezza68

    Today's The Day

    Alright, alright...time to stop dithering and dig in! I need to improve my relationship to food. My M.O. is generally either going hard or going crazy :-[ I actually have to learn how to eat over a long time period without the endless cycle of diet, blow it, diet... Wow - original, I know! I don't think I have food sensitivities or allergies, I'm here for the stability and the whole foods with the additional bonus of removing the sugar/sweeteners and alcohol which ALWAYS mess things up. I've read and reread all the rules and have my little Whole 30 Day by Day workbook to help me out. I have salad, homemade compliant mayo, boiled eggs, coconut green soup and a southwestern ground beef and veggie skillet all portioned out and ready to go. OK - so I've said it and it shall be done :-D
  3. 2 points
    Ok so lunch was actually fine. Entree was smoked salmon and purple cauliflower, i avoided the miso mayo dollops and edamame. Main was a baked chicken breast in clear broth with braised cabbage, i avoided the peas and broad beans. Was worried dessert would be a temptation because it was chocolate pudding or lemon tart but because i said dairy free, i got a chia pudding with berries and i hate chia and fruit lol. So i was very happy with my black coffee.
  4. 2 points
    Lorna from Canada

    Silent Reflux

    It's funny that my chronic, heart burn like symptoms are one thing W30 didn't fix for me. However, I do have a familial issue - likely a small physical anomaly at the pyloric sphincter - and that's the biggest problem. A small does of omaperazole keeps it in check. Like Schrod, I will be on this eating plan for the rest of my life with a little wee divergences here and there. I couldn't identify the source of my fatigue or poor quality sleep during reintro - I just know that I sleep AMAZINGLY well and have the energy of a 30 year old (I'm 59) when I'm compliant and that is worth giving up any and every gluten/dairy/wine/sugar/legume/grain containing food forever. I think legumes were the source of my chronic plantar fasciitis - over 8 years I had: ultrasound, physio, othotics, massage, strength training, eletro-accupuncture, dry needling, shockwave therapy and was on a waiting list for surgery. 40 days of W30 and its gone. because of legumes. ouch So @Pandora Black, welcome to the club! You're not alone!
  5. 1 point
    You made it through the lunch you were dreading! Fantastic! Now it's all downhill for what, two more days for you? You've got this.
  6. 1 point
    Jihanna

    Today's The Day

    Welcome, Jezza! Even without food sensitivities, an elimination diet is definitely a good idea because it clears your system of things that tend to be inflammatory and gives you a good, solid ground to work from. Where Whole30 excels for me is that it also encourages us to really dig deep and attack those food relationships, discovering why we eat the way we do and helping us let go of the habits we want to see fall away. You've got plenty of cheerleaders in these forums, so jump in and don't be afraid to post if you have questions or have issues and need a bit of help or encouragement!
  7. 1 point
    SchrodingersCat

    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    I've been having that!!! I put it down to being really fatigued and my body wanting immediate energy right damn now. I'm even planning some compliant SWYPO snacks for reintro this coming week, and I never thought that last round.
  8. 1 point
    That sounds freaking glorious! I just bought some coconut aminos and I’m so curious to try it. I hope it works as soy sauce because I love soy sauce and I’m pretty sore about giving it up.
  9. 1 point
    I’m so glad the lunch went ok. It actually sounds super yummy!
  10. 1 point
    You’re not eating nearly enough vegetables, and a serving of eggs is how many you can hold in your hand. For me that’s FOUR. Try increasing your eggs in the morning, adding non starchy vegetables to *every* meal.
  11. 1 point
    Pandora Black

    Feeling Hungry Often

    Also, a serving of eggs is more than two. It’s how many you can hold in your hand. For me that’s FOUR.
  12. 1 point
    I made a very similar post around day 3. I promise you, it WILL get better and much easier if you stick with it. I would say for me, a habitual soda drinker and carbaholic, it was a full 13 days before I started feeling better. I never thought my cravings would go away but they totally did. Make sure all your meals follow the template, include plenty of fat, and have a fist sized serving of starchy vegetables every day. I know right now this feels impossible and quite similar to torture, but I swear on everything good and holy that you CAN do this.
  13. 1 point
    With the amount of salad greens that pass through my fridge, I might have to look into one, too! Thanks @SchrodingersCat!
  14. 1 point
    I was actually going to say the same as @Pandora Black regarding the chia pudding... here's an old (but good) forum topic that covers it in some detail. Also, ditto on the fat source... my family actually prefers cooking in coconut oil for nearly everything now (even compared to the ghee we tried during reintro month and after), then opting for olive oil when we're roasting (since the coconut oil smokes out a house quickly with higher temps). Here's the meal template link Pandora mentioned, also. My suggestion would be to ditch the chia pudding for the duration, switch to a fully compliant cooking fat, and get your meals to match the template by adding more vegetables in general (including at least a serving of starchy vegetable per day)... as well as letting go of the fruit at least for a few days. Remember that a starving sugar dragon will use any ploy possible to get you to give in, including convincing you that fruit is a wonderfully healthy choice (which just happens to be packed with natural sugars, but you're not supposed to realize that)!
  15. 1 point
    Yeah, that's my worry too! I'm going to get back with the chiropractor and see if he can do anything with my neck, and just see how it goes. I really thought I was on to something. I do have a neurological disorder that my neuro insists isn't causing the vertigo but I don't know if I believe him... I hate eating out on round. The only time I do is when it's a work thing I can't avoid (and I don't have to pay for )
  16. 1 point
    I hate to say it, but maybe your vertigo is unrealated to diet. Correlation is not causation, and if you’re eating the same stuff as last time, perhaps it was a fluke that it went away for a bit. That lunch does sound challenging. Sometimes I’m glad I’m disabled (read: broke) and don’t eat out much. It’s easy to stay compliant when every meal is at home.
  17. 1 point
    Pandora Black

    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    Out here lamb costs a fortune. Let’s trade!
  18. 1 point
    SchrodingersCat

    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    LOL, that's true!! I do have access to really well priced grass fed beef and lamb, organic and ethically raised pork, free range chicken etc.
  19. 1 point
    Pandora Black

    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    Although, the irony is the grass fed pasture raised beef from butcher box is actually sourced from Australia, so I’d imagine you have access to cheaper pasture raised meats.
  20. 1 point
    Pandora Black

    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    That totally sucks. I’ll admit I’m quite spoiled, living in a big city in California. My Sprouts is a small store, so I was very surprised to find so much Whole 30 stuff. And in my area there’s also two Whole Foods, three Costco’s, Nugget Market, two Sprouts, three Trader Joe’s...but living in a big city means all these places are at least 20 if not 30+ minutes away because of traffic. And navigating stores in the motorized cart (I have back pain) is hard. But through Amazon Prime I can have Whole Foods delivered which is pretty nice I have to admit. Plus there’s a zillion online stores too. I just ordered some cheap organic produce from Grub Market, and all my meat for the month from Butcher Box.
  21. 1 point
    Pandora Black

    Pandora’s Whole 30 log

    Just went to Sprouts for some fill in items and omg they had a lot of Whole 30 items. I got some better half, coconut aminos, tessamaes dressings (ranch and balsamic), and a Primal Kitchen marinade. Also, as I was shopping my previously tight jeans kept falling down. And I’m wearing a bra that didn’t fit a few months ago and feels fine now.
  22. 1 point
    @ShieldMaiden I recommend moving the greens to an airtight container as soon as you buy them. Also, anytime you open the container and see bad leaves, immediately remove them. If you buy head lettuce it will last longer as mentioned above. I find that a large bag of kale can usually stay fresh for two weeks! Also, store your lettuce in your refrigerator somewhere where it won’t get smashed so that you can limit the bruising and keep it fresh longer.
  23. 1 point
    ElainaR

    Starting Sunday June 9th

    Yay! Yes, definitely check out all of the free resources on the Whole30 website there are several PDFs that you can print out and the blog posts are really helpful and insightful.
  24. 1 point
    Pandora Black

    Silent Reflux

    Yep!
  25. 1 point
    samieeddee27

    Fogo De Chao

    I went to Fogo last night and had the BEST experience. I'm so glad I saw this thread before I went. Every single server was aware of what I could/couldn't have just like Johanna said (I think they have a system to subtly designate "special tables"). I was even given special options to order chicken, pork ribs, etc. just for us that were STILL brought over on the fancy carvers! The wonderful woman who helped me gave me this print-out that has ALL the dietary designations for the entire restaurant, salad bar included. The only thing they don't list is sugar, but that was easy enough to ask about. Hope it helps more people!