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  1. Niya

    Whole January

    Same here. Just kicked in the last few days. Technically I'm not on Whole 30 anymore, I introduced butter after the 30 days (I started early). But I have no cravings anymore. Especially sugar just feels like too much. Huge for me since I was eating some kind of chocolate or something daily before this. Also, I tried half and half the other day in my coffee. No bueno. But I have decided to stay whole 30 for awhile. Reintroduce very slowly over the next month. Otherwise, I know I will drift back into old habits and I want this to settle in as my new lifestyle. I like the way I feel.
    2 points
  2. KalinaM

    Whole January

    I find it so overwhelming with meal prepping and batch cooking that I also never get more into the movement portion! Oh well- good idea though about being more intentional with walks when the weather gets a bit warmer! I'm finally feeling like I am doing a whole30! I am still contemplating extending to 45 days since it just kicked in the last day or two. Between the detox, a virus and a nasty menstrual cycle, my body is finally "over the hump" and I would like it to last more than just 10 days or so! So--- as much as I'm "over this" I'm also seriously considering two more weeks to
    2 points
  3. ____Emily____

    Whole January

    I'm pretty excited for the end of this Whole30. I don't do the reintroduction anymore after my first time, but I probably should since it has been about 4.5 years since then and I'm sure my body has changed. I also haven't given a ton of thought to how I'll eat starting day 31... I would like to cut back on added sugar for sure. I'm planning to pack my normal breakfast and lunch for work, so that'll be compliant, but otherwise I don't know I kind of inadvertently gave up caffeine for most of this Whole30. Got a small nitro cold brew at my coffee shop yesterday and wound up drin
    1 point
  4. CGinDC

    Whole January

    Yes, it becomes a bit overwhelming. I'm doing legumes first because I don't eat them that much anyway, so I don't think they're the problem. With non-gluten grains, I'll probably do rice first and then corn separately - those are the two that I eat the most frequently. Then dairy, then gluten will be last.
    1 point
  5. Sheila B

    Whole January

    Yeah, that makes sense. Over time makes it hard enough to identify, but then when you think about all the possible combinations of things...
    1 point
  6. Sheila B

    Whole January

    I know what you mean about the stress, even though I'm in a different phase of life - empty nester with a kid who lives across the county, my mom is in a nursing home in another state and not doing great... So lots of traveling to see them and also trying to be involved from a distance. I've been getting back to exercising more (only because my physical therapist kind of insisted) and I think that's helping a lot - but I remember how hard it can be to find time for that with young kids! I think I'm going to try to keep avoiding added sugar, at least most of the time and definitely in
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  7. Sheila B

    Whole January

    I'm already knee-deep in re-introduction (my options were do Whole30 for only 3 weeks, or wait several months to do it, so I only did it 3 weeks before starting reintroduction). I'm doing it every 4 days as suggested. Started with non-gluten grains, and I think I MAY have had an effect - allergies and worse sleep - so I'll be doing that one again. Then I did legumes, and it turns out legumes are GREAT for me - I had the best digestion I've had in months. So yay legumes! Yesterday was dairy - not sure about that yet, need to give it another couple of days. My husband seemed to have an almo
    1 point
  8. Oh man, what a BUMMER! It's entirely your choice whether you start all over. There's a 'do I start over' link in my signature that you can read. I think if I was you, I would count this as 30 days and whatever non compatible ingredient was in that dressing would be your first introduction and then go from there using either the fast track or slow roll re-intro.
    1 point
  9. CGinDC

    Whole January

    I hear you on this. It's gotten a lot easier to just throw something together out of what's in the fridge, but I'm also feeling kind of blah with meals lately. I had a couple cooking fails yesterday, which sucks because I'm not going to throw out food just because I'm not happy with it. The one exception with that is the roasted butternut I made with dinner last night that tasted like dish soap - not eating that. I think I hadn't rinsed the pan or the silicone mat well enough when I did the dishes. It was the last two squash from my summer garden so it was really disappointing. My cold i
    1 point
  10. ____Emily____

    Whole January

    I'm getting to the point where I'm both ready to be done and also thinking I could do this forever. It's feeling easy, but also I am bored with food in general. Went to a book club at a wine bar and got peppermint tea. I really miss wine, lol. Someone else in the group is doing Whole30 as well so it was fun to talk about. Also spent this morning at a coffee shop, which I do every Sunday morning; today the coffee shop smelled so strongly of cinnamon rolls. I've never gotten a cinnamon roll from that coffee shop before (and I've been going every Sunday for over 5 years now), but they s
    1 point