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  1. I guess they were right saying day 10 and 11 are the hardest! Feeling low on energy this morning, not inspired to make breakfast (I did anyway). No real cravings, just feeling lethargic...
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  2. Hi! How is everyone doing? Just finished Day 3 here, and struggled with some nausea this morning, but eating some sweet potato (per the forum!) helped. I think not eating enough might also be causing nausea, maybe going too long between lunch and dinner. Usually I eat breakfast around 8:30 am and then lunch at 12 or 1 pm. But then, don't eat dinner till 7 pm. So, I get super hungry before dinner. And then start to fill up really quickly. Going to try to move up my dinner time. It's weird, I'm not having many cravings, but not really looking forward to my Whole30 meals, same as @its
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  3. Just wrapping up day 9 over here and doing pretty good. My boyfriend ordered enough food to feed five people from a local Brazilian restaurant and ate that while I ate my compliant steak and veggies for dinner. His food smelled AMAZING but I wasn’t sure how it was prepared and there were a lot of breaded and deep fried things involved so I just steered clear. My only current issue…..My right leg is ACHY!!! My hip, my pelvis and all down into my thigh. Just the right side. I have not done anything that would have injured it so I have no idea what it’s about. It could be related to my
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  4. That is rough! Definitely have gone through that before. I love eggs (and gave them up for almost a year for my son's allergies) so right now I am loving eating my runny eggs right now. In previous Whole30s though I definitely got bored and nothing sounded good. When this happened I would go out to eat. Something about someone else making something for me definitely helped. If you are in the US, chipotle is easy since it is Whole30 approved for certain items. I like In N Out for burgers (just no fries! boo!). You can also make it work at a lot of other restaurants, just trying to give you some
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  5. Hi all, late to the thread, but I also started my first Whole30 on January 3rd. Reasons for joining: trying to get rid of frequent belly cramps, difficult bowel movements (sorry, TMI), itch on back that's sometimes popping up, continued shoulder pain (despite gaining back mobility almost completely after breaking collarbone in November 2020). Oh, and I wouldn't mind losing 2-3 kg either. :-) Never done a Whole30 before but have been thinking about it for quite some time. Did a 6-week detox with my gym in 2017 which changed my life, before that I was a huge sugar addict. I managed to
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  6. Paleo Running Momma has a lot of good ones that I've made over the past week and a half. Not too time consuming and the non Whole30 husband is loving them. I am still struggling with taste and smell, but if he says they're good, (even with vegetables in them?) then they must be! :) https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-burger-bowls-with-fries-whole30/ (probably his favorite so far and to cut time, I prepped the ground meet and potatoes on a Sunday, then did the meal on Tuesday.) https://oursaltykitchen.com/steak-fajita-salad/ (his second favorite) https://unboundwellness.com/h
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  7. I loved this one: https://daniellewalker.com/peruvian-style-chicken/ But it's probably more something to do on the weekend, as it requires quite some time.
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  8. Yup, that's my understanding - much like dates and fruit juice, it's all good as an ingredient in a savoury dish, but using it to recreate a sweet meal or dessert like thing, or to scratch a sugar craving itch is a no.
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  9. Yep, I'm the one that said that and it still holds true. If you're using it to make a glaze for some meat or something else savory where the jam isn't the star, then yes, go for it. If you're using it as topping over banana 'ice cream' then no, definitely not. (also, no to the 'ice cream )
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  10. I do think the moderator clarified and said using it to glaze meat is fine, but using it to make some sort of sweet, borderline dessert thing is not
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  11. So I found in one of the forums a moderator saying no jam, regardless of ingredients. Guessing it probably falls under the pancake rule or the sweetener rule.
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  12. I certainly will forge on... its not even difficulty, just lack of appetite or food boredom... but as I said, there are no cravings or want to eat anything non-compliant, so could be worse! (insert arms up questioning emoji here!)
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  13. I love carnitas (crisped up in a pan! yum!) with guac and a slaw (I use the coleslaw blend a huge handful of chopped cilantro, avocado oil, lots of lime juice, cumin and salt and pepper) so yum! You can make the carnitas in a slow cooker but a lot of premade carnitas are compliant. I think both Trader Joe's and Costco's are, but check your labels.
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  14. you are probably doing the right thing! If you look at the timeline days 10-11 are the hardest days (you probably are just a little slower in the timeline) for me, they usually start around day 8 (today - oh joy!) or day 9 so I have that to look forward to this week! At least it does not coincide with the weekend I guess. You can do it! Usually this phase only lasts a few days for me (and usually I get another wave towards the end of the 30 days too, like day 20-23) https://whole30.com/revised-timeline/
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  15. Also fave recipes: chimichurri chicken, all the W30 recipes I’ve tried have been good, there’s a citrus ginger sauce one on fish that was particularly delicious. tonight I’m having a pork in paprika with cranberries and Clementines juice. Looks delicious but I’m going to hiit class first and will eat it later
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  16. @itskatiegirl11 if you experiment with brands of coconut milk in cans you can find them with a high fat content, store in the back of the fridge and when you open the can you get a thick dollop of coconut cream which is very nice with frozen fruit on . Use the liquid coconut milk for a smoothie or other cooking anyone in the uk- the brand In Lidl is almost entirely solid coconut cream in the can! bare in mind though that any sweet ‘treats’ /puddings are technically banned, they are under the ‘baked goods’ rules/used to be called SWYPOs and the moderators will tell us off and delete
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  17. Hi friends! Today is day 14 and while it hasn't been extremely difficult so far, I'm hitting a point where my willpower is having to take over completely. I'm not having difficulty staying on track, its just that nothing is appetizing anymore. I tried a whole30 recipe I was SOOOO looking forward to, nope kinda weird. Ordered my favourite Tom Kah from a thai place locally (I was happily surprised it was compliant!), it was kinda meh too. Only thing that got me excited, was realizing my favourite dairy free cheese was technically compliant, so I topped my taco bowl last night with that and was a
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  18. I was doing so well today and then all of sudden felt like I hit a wall at 2PM. Maybe I will go for a quick walk to Starbucks and get a coffee. Need to work a lot of hours this week after taking it easy the end of last week. I could use the air and a boost. Saying no to non compliant stuff thus far has not been too bad. Need to go shopping tonight for easy meals for the week. Definitely need more veggies! Might get lazy and try one of the Whole30 frozen primal meals I bought this weekend sometime this week. I am sure it is not as good as making my own food, but it's Monday and I am just kinda
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  19. Difficult day for me today. Had my covid booster, felt a bit rubbish and have a really sore arm and a headache tonight. All day at school we’ve been covid testing and I have spent the day phoning parents and chasing covid results- genuinely, covid makes up 75% of my daily work. What would I do without it??!! (Jokes, it’s a nightmare and I can’t wait for it to be over!) foods been on track but average. Leftover roast dinner, cold roast pork, fruit, salad. Glad I prepped so much yesterday as it was great to open the fridge and find good w30 staples in there. 1/3 of the way though
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  20. Hi all! I'm late to the party as well, although I did start on the 3rd! This is my 2nd time and I plan on doing one per season every year! I did wake up with an intense migraine yesterday, but not assuming it was from this process. And I'm doing pretty good so far I believe. Still dealing with long Covid symptoms may or may not be helping since things smell flat out terrible to me these days. But I've been prepping well, (much better this time than the first time) and I plan mid week, so I can start my grocery list.
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  21. Yes! I am definitely having no issues saying no! Took my daughter to McDonald's last week for a slushie and chicken nuggets (she was sick and her school called and said she needed to be picked up and she hadn't eaten anything that day so I figured maybe not the mom of the year award but let's get food in that belly) and was not even tempted to order fries for myself. Week one is the easiest to say no, but the little victories!
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  22. First-timer here. I began my "shopping" last Monday made the fish stew from the book that night and started officially Tuesday the 4th. I'm doing well, considering I own a restaurant and have access to French fries all day long! I have all the tools and feel comfortable with menu-planning. My issues are primarily digestive. The elimination so far has been great. I'm struggling to a) know if I'm eating too much or too little b) make/modify meals for me and the family c) no wine - very tough d) (there's a d, lol) curbing the sweet tooth after dinner - going to pick up frozen mango and make some
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  23. Hi Everyone, I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm chiming in to say, this is my first Whole30 - I started today! And, to send good energy and lots of strength to everyone doing the Whole30 this month! You got this! I meant to start on January 3rd, but got a massive neck muscle spasm on NYE, preventing me from doing any real meal prep for about a week. I was finally able to shop and prep yesterday and hit the ground running today! I'm nervous, but mainly excited for this and all the potential Whole30 has. I've been suffering from multiple long-term injuries since 2019. I've tr
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  24. Great to see everyone is making it through week 1 pretty well. My headache finally went away after 6 days and I slept a lot over the past few days. Not really missing the booze, probably because I really overindulged in December and need a break. We had a snowstorm Friday and the weather will be bad again today, so I did my grocery shopping yesterday and today is batch cooking so I have leftovers for the week - trying to keep this W30 simple by just mixing different meat, veggies and a sauce. My husband does not do the W30 but he will eat anything I put in front of him which is easy and then e
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  25. Morning everyone, it’s 8am Uk Sunday here! Yesterday I had a weird day, I went to bootcamp then took the children out and did 17,000 steps before having any lunch. I felt so hungry as soon as I ate, I had salmon and salad (at a restaurant but I ensured it was all on board) but I think the knock on effect of all that was that I was exhausted, hungry and really struggled all evening to keep out of the kitchen. Our cupboards are empty too so nothing i could make as an evening snack. I did restrain myself (didn’t crack and eat the kids junk) but it was hard. It reminds me the importance of plannin
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