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  1. 4 points
    Brocha

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    Hi all, I hope you dont mind me jumping on your group. I started 6/4 but my group page isnt very interactive. Just finished week 2 and I am getting tired of the prepping food. Honestly, I just want cornflakes. I haven't cheated once and I dont plan on it, but thats where my heads at. This weekend, I ate at my SIL house and she was great at making foods I can eat. BUT when dessert came out I literally wished I could have it. I went to her fridge looking for a fruit and she had NONE. It wasnt a good feeling. I missed dinner last night because I just wasnt prepared to make anything. This happens to me on the weekends, I end up missing meals. UGH How is everyones MOnday so far? Best, Jennifer
  2. 3 points
    Crimsann

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    Great idea, I’m with you on the fact that nothing she has put together has disappointed me yet so I can’t think of a better place to start! I feel like I waste a lot trying different dressing recipes and then really not liking them. I often just warm up the protein and let some of the broth or juice be the dressing but I’m determined to keep trying. Dance recital was cute, dinner out after was a challenge but I wasn’t craving anything or tempted by anything anyone had so that’s a great sign that I’m well into this reset.
  3. 2 points
    Crimsann

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    So I have a kind of weird thing with Tiger Blood. I almost always get what I call Turtle Blood instead. When I’m burning sugar I tend to run a mile a minute right up until I turn into a zombie. When I switch to burning fat, I often feel like I sloooooow down. And the feeling kind of creeped me out at first. But what I realized is this is probably a normal pace. And I keep it all day long. I don’t ever hit the “hope I’m not drooling on my desk right now” after lunch phase. I kind of laugh listening to everyone around me yawning. And all things considered I probably get way more done, and done right the first time. That’s my Tiger. It’s a dang efficient task killing machine but it is not racing like a gazelle trying to outrun a cheetah. I think some of us hear Tiger blood and expect even more crazy intense energy that a sugar rush would pale in comparison to but I’m not so sure that’s what it’s all about. At least not for every one. I do know without the lows, without the hangry times, without the manic highs where I feel like I could do a million things a minute but can’t even keep up with myself, without the guilt and artificial stress....I like the slightly slower moving me much better.
  4. 2 points
    wholemom3

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    I had the most vivid dream about toast last night!!! My husband had a dream about pancakes! We’re going crazy
  5. 1 point
    Eileen

    Habit Burger

    Habit Burger dinner last night. I ordered: Double charburger, no mayo, no pickle, mustard only, caramelized onion, extra tomato, extra lettuce, lettuce wrapped, with a side of sweet potato fries.
  6. 1 point
    Mahoganylit

    Starting my Whole30 on July 1.

    Hello my name is Mahogany and I will be starting my Whole30 on July 1. I’m looking forward to kicking some bad habits. My cravings for salt and sugar. I would also like to improve my digestive health.
  7. 1 point
    slc_melissa

    Whole30 and Hashimotos

    We'd need a lot more details about what/how much you're eating (as related to the template) in order to give any directed feedback. But: Eat more. Eat more fats especially. Drink water. Salt your food. Check out the timeline: https://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/ It's not exact and not all people follow it at the same rate, but....it's funny at least. I have Hashimoto's, and this might be specific to me and have nothing to do with the autoimmune condition, but Whole30 helps me tremendously. During Whole30: I need to eat cooked vegetables at breakfast. There's a noticeable energy dip in the afternoon if I do not, even if I get plenty of calories. (Note: not just carbs like fruit, vegetables. Specifically cooked. Raw does nothing for me. Favorites are asparagus, zucchini, sweet potato, and arugula. I try to have leftover roasted vegetables available in mornings for ease.) If I do need an afternoon something, I eat something high fat, like olives, with some protein if I have it. Nuts destroy me. Both digestion-wise (problems), hunger-wise (they make me hungrier), and energy-wise (see you later, energy). Good luck.
  8. 1 point
    Plantas

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    I think I'm kind of on autopilot with food prep right now. I did okay over the weekend but my morning hard boiled eggs were a bust. Literally for one of them! I forgot to put the cup of water in the instant pot, and all of them were raw when I began the peeling. (Thankfully I was over the sink) I just dug into the fridge, grabbed a couple of apple sausages instead, and ran out the door laughing. I should have spent more time on Sunday getting ready for the week. I feel the tiger blood, but I was really weak during my morning workout. I had energy but not much strength. Maybe the dinner with a sausage, green beans and potato/egg/avocado salad was too light on the protein or vegetables?
  9. 1 point
    Mama Pajama

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    hi @Brocha, welcome! I TOTALLY hear you about prepping food, it's been my biggest struggle throughout. I'm really wanting to embrace the wisdom of taking a day to do all my meal planning, and prep, but I'm not there yet. I'll GET there, though...before this month is over, I'll have taken the time to figure out how to form that habit, or at least be on the way towards it! here's my blog for this week, everyone - enjoy! https://theunusedportion.blogspot.com/2018/06/tiger-blood.html 8th grade graduation for my teen tonight; he and Grandma are having pizza and ice cream after to celebrate, I'll be sticking to the program!
  10. 1 point
    GoJo09

    Hello

    What @kirbz meant was that you should ignore the nutrition panel (the list of macro/mirco nutrients with all the numbers beside them) and look only at the ingredients. If any of the ingredients aren't Whole 30 allowed, put the product down. If you look at the nutrition panel on a can of tomatoes, for example, it will say that it has xx grams of sugar per 100g - that makes people freak out and think they can't have that product because it has sugar. But, if you look at the ingredients list right below it will not (should not!) list any added sugar - the nutrition panel is referring to the naturally occuring sugars in tomatoes. So, ignore the numbers and just look at the ingredients. If there's an ingredient you're not sure of, just google it + whole30 - there are a lot of really long scary sounding words that are actually just stabilisers and are perfectly legit.
  11. 1 point
    Crimsann

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    Very scattered today and my meals weren’t very structured either. Got the fridge cleaned out and set up for the week but otherwise have been quite lazy. I think mentally I needed a lazy day though and my meal prep is done. I only planned for half a week though since I’m still working on my burger recipe, lol. Just stashing on the path here, I know I need a solid June because July has some pretty big challenges work wise. If I’m on shaky ground going in things will fall apart. Which is why I’m already nearly done with the following weeks meal plan and hoping to get July at least sketched in before, well, July!
  12. 1 point
    Cara242

    New to Whole30, starting 6/18

    Hey there! I am also starting on Monday...I'll be right there with you! It's my 2nd round, which I hear is harder than the first. We will see!
  13. 1 point
    kirbz

    Hello

    @amalloy Hello and welcome! Congrats on beginning this journey! I hope you love it as much as I did! Here are my words of advice: Understand the meal template. I'm surprised how many people undertake this journey not understanding the recommendation on how to structure your meals. If you aren't familiar with it, here it is: https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf. Ground yourself in your reason for doing this and remind yourself of your goals if you're having a rough patch. In particular, focus on the goals you have beyond weight loss, because that isn't the focus of the program and is frankly not the best part of the program anyway. Trust the process. Eating more fat to be healthy (and to lose weight) doesn't make any sense in today's world. But it has worked for thousands of people and it has worked for me! Stick to the rules and you'll experience some really great stuff! Always, always, always read labels. Learn what ingredients are and are not allowed, and make a habit of reading your own labels and doing your own research (hopefully you already understand that the Nutrition Panel and Ingredient List are not the same thing - Whole30 only cares about the Ingredient List). Don't just trust that something is "Whole30 Approved" just because some random blogger says it is. Check out Paleo Running Momma! She's my very favorite Whole30 food blogger and I love her recipes. My mostest favorite recipe is for her spinach artichoke twice baked potatoes. Here's a link to her blog: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/. Her Whole30 section is reliable but still always check for yourself! That was probably a lot! :-) I wish you the best though! Keep coming back here for any questions or support you need!
  14. 1 point
    Plantas

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    That sounds great. I'm in for the burgers on Wed. Except maybe the Elvis burger you mentioned. I would have stopped before that too. Woke up feeling happy and not cranky at all. Skipped my pre and post workout mini meal, but ate my breakfast and it tasted good. I'm gearing up to grill a lettuce wrap burger tonight with some zucchini from the garden. I've upped my fat (more avocado) a bit and that seems to help make me feel better. Hope all of you feel as great as I do!
  15. 1 point
    praxisproject

    Are you new here? Welcome!

    Is this your first Whole30? This is what it's all about http://whole30.com/new/ There are lots of PDF downloads to help you out http://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ including the fabulous Meal Planning Template Not sure what you can have? Whole30 Rules & Can I Have... You'll also find great info searching in the forum section Can I have...? http://forum.whole30.com/forum/6-can-i-have-___/ Did you know there's Rules AND Recommendations? http://whole30.com/2015/01/rules-recommendations/ It's early now, but bookmark the Timeline, it's really great http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/ Really want to complete your Whole30, might want to read this now - Do I really have to start over? http://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/ Welcome you've totally got this!
  16. 1 point
    Hi Mayte - So happy you replied to this and to have another partner! Here's to day 1 and getting that tiger blood back, we can do this! One day at a time, just keep focusing on what is best for us in the long run:)
  17. 1 point
    Thresher11

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    Hello everyone. My wife and I are starting the Whole30 June 1st with our best friends. This is their second round and got us into it. Really looking forward to it.
  18. 1 point
    Wholefoodie520

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    Hi Everyone! I'm excited to start my Whole30 on June 1 2018 as well! I want to kick-start a very healthy and active summer season, so what better way to do that than to eat nothing but healthy, nutritious, whole foods!? I've recently been following Tim Ferris' slow-carb diet, however found the limitations challenging for my lifestyle and the allowed "cheat days" creating an unhealthy get-out-of-control relationship with sugary/carb-y foods which I've never had before. Looking forward to resetting my body and my finding my balance! I'll be here for whoever needs support and looking for the same in return as I'm doing this totally alone! Let's do this!
  19. 1 point
    katedid322

    Starting whole30 6/1/18

    I have decided to start the whole 30 as well on June 1st! My name is Kathy and I am 51, both my sister and her daughter have done it and I am in such bad shape I have decided to commit! It’s going to be tough but in 2015 my husband died and turned my world upside down. I have 2 adult kids, I now live in my own and it’s time to work on myself!
  20. 1 point
    AtlantaJJ

    Early morning workout foods

    I am hard core, I mix it with water and take it "straight to the head". lol It tastes like battery acid or something worse. I chase it down with another full glass of water to get the taste out of my mouth. I refuse to get the flavored kind because of the dyes, sweeteners and artificial flavorings. I love what it's doing for me so I figure it's worth the nastiness!!
  21. 1 point
    laura_juggles

    Natural Flavors added to food?

    @AAC5453 I've copied and pasted this from the FDA website: How can I know if there is MSG in my food? FDA requires that foods containing added MSG list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. However, MSG occurs naturally in ingredients such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extracts, and protein isolate, as well as in tomatoes and cheeses. While FDA requires that these products be listed on the ingredient panel, the agency does not require the label to also specify that they naturally contain MSG. However, foods with any ingredient that naturally contains MSG cannot claim “No MSG” or “No added MSG” on their packaging. MSG also cannot be listed as “spices and flavoring.” If you're going to call someone out, maybe get your information from the source of the regulation rather than a propaganda website like "truth in labeling". We already recommend that people not consume products with the list I made bold above because of the naturally occurring MSG. However, just as fruits and veggies are allowed despite their naturally occurring sugar and even tomatoes with their naturally occurring MSG, no one is going to show up at someone's house and kick them out of the Whole30 for using a beef broth with yeast extract in it. We can encourage people to make better choices and look for items that don't contain added flavorings or preservatives, but if that cup of coconut-flavored coffee with "natural flavorings" makes someone a little happier when they're having a tough day or a can of LaCroix with its "natural flavorings" helps someone kick a 4-Diet-Coke-a-day habit, it's not a bad thing. It's better for us to cheer someone on for their small steps of progress than to tell them "oh well, you made soup with broth containing yeast extract and that's mucked it all up too bad you're not trying hard enough."
  22. 1 point
    ladyshanny

    PSA: Don't Get Lost!

    Public Service Announcement: The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by. That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!
  23. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    Are you new here? Welcome!

    Nope... feel free to join a group in the Join the Whole30 section or start a log to keep track of your food and mood etc in the My Whole30 Log section.
  24. 1 point
    Thank goodness someone posted about this. I'm on Day 20. I used to have a great morning BM but no more.I struggle and strain and things come out looking like rabbit pellets and finally with a lot of extra strain I hit the finale let's just say. I will try the sweet potato idea as well as taking Calm - a magnesium supplement before bed. I'm an athlete so much like the nurse I've especially tuned into my bowel movements. Do you think it could have to do with the extra nuts I'm eating? Should I stay away? I eat Lara bars while cycling and these have really helped since my other supplements were definitely not Whole30 compliant. .
  25. 1 point
    The meal template guidelines really are your friend: http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf Eating three meals per day plus pre- and post-workout meals really is the best thing you can do for yourself. Restricting calories, especially around workouts is a recipe for slowing your metabolism and getting your hormones off track. The fact that you developed sleep problems is a sign that you hormonal rhythms are off track. The best way to get them on track is to eat properly. Weight loss is not a simple equation of calories in/calories out. What you eat and when you eat is critically important. I know this is contrary to intuition and popular opinion, but if you trust the process/meal template, you will find it works. Whey protein shakes are a second-rate choice if you want to lose weight. Protein shakes set you up for overeating because liquid food digests faster, thus inhibiting satiety, and goes down fast, inviting over-eating. Carry a pop-top can of tuna packed in water and eat that with a bottle of water after a workout. You will be ahead of the game.