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  1. 2 points
    Throughout the reintroduction, the only non-compliant foods you should be eating are the ones that you're testing that day. You may not experience any immediate reactions that you can see during your "recovery" period before starting a new test, but that doesn't mean that continued exposure won't cause an issue... and if you experience any issues, you need to be able to point out exactly what's likely causing it, not be left wondering if it was the newly reintroduced food or one you continued eating. The only exception to that is generally the added sugar. I personally wouldn't go overboard adding sugar to everything myself, but when it comes to sugars in things I'm reintroducing (or a small amount in a recipe I'm using for reintroduction), that's completely fine. Once we begin to reintroduce foods, it can be difficult to stick to the no added sugars rule anyway, by virtue of added sugar being in so much of what we want to test. I would separate the wine and beer since you're dealing with two different types of alcohol there. I separated just about all of my own foods for reintroduction, though, because I wanted to know (for instance) if certain beans affect me more heavily than some or if quinoa would be better/worse compared to rice. I feel like detailed knowledge is a good thing when it comes to determining what should and shouldn't be part of my everyday diet.
  2. 1 point
    Beccaann3

    Hi! I'm starting November 1

    Hi! I'm Becca and I am new. I am committing to starting November 1 - and know that Thanksgiving is going to occur on my 28th day I have done WAY harder things (been a living liver donor/ had a hysterectomy), but it's a bout of unexplained hives that led my doctor to steer me toward this. I've been doing Beachbody portion fix for a year or so; I've had success, but I haven't really changed the way that I think about food, in the way that my first few days of reading Whole30 will probably lead me to.
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    I personally believe that the cooking and the cleaning are essential. Might be bothersome, but essential nonetheless. Because if you rely heavily on eating out and/or highly processed foods, it's way way harder to eat heathly (Whole30-ish or not). On the "whole30-ish forever" subject, I recall the book mentions it as an option but I believe it's a very personal choice. You may have noticed huge changes and are not ready to give up on the Whole30 as yet, so it's ok if you keep going, it's also ok if you decide to reintroduce just a few foods and otherwise stay whole30-ish... but it's also ok if you don't. I personally did not notice any reaction to any type of food, so I don't see the point in keeping the strict limitations. BUT I've learned some things about how I eat, why I overeat, what triggers some bad habits, and I'm using all those lessons in my everyday food choices. So, yeah, I eat diferently than I did before my Whole30, but I do not eat Whole30-ish at all. That's my food freedom, which may be completely different to everybody else. And if we notice that we go back to old habits, we can always go back to what we know works well, hopefully learning a new lesson and changing yet another food-related habit. That's the beauty of Whole30: it's fully customized.
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    Beccaann3

    Hi! I'm starting November 1

    Day 12. Best thing that I did was sign up for Real Plan and get the Whole30 Day By Day book. The cravings were real this weekend, so I kept myself busy with laundry and vacuuming and reorganizing my daughter's room. She's having surgery tomorrow - I need to make sure to pack compliant foods while in the waiting room.
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    Susan Yoshimura

    Hi! I'm starting November 1

    I'm starting on Nov. 1st too--easy way to count the days in a month with 30 days! Plus I wanted to do this before the end-of-year holidays present challenges. I'm 48, experiencing peri-menopause and have gained a lot of weight in the last year. I just want to feel healthy and vibrant again.
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    Murphsmom

    Hi! I'm starting November 1

    Hi Becca, I'm starting on Nov 1st as well and am hoping to resolve some chronic pain issues by the end of the first 30 days. I know dropping sugar does great things for me.. but then i started eating it again and am looking forward to resetting my thinking