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  1. 2 points
    pags98

    Starting Oct 1

    That's awesome @Betsie_n ! This weekend will be challenging for me simply because I'm going camping with my son's Cub Scout Pack. But I've bought some Turkey Breast that is compliant and am going to make some hard boiled eggs when I get home to have for breakfast tomorrow. Then I'll probably whip up some tuna fish with compliant mayo and relish to keep in the Yeti for dinner tomorrow night. Really not that hard when you have a plan I guess! Good luck everyone for the weekend!
  2. 1 point
    Lolowally

    Starting October 8th!

    Hi All! I have heard about the Whole30 many times in the past and never thought it was for me. I do need to lose some weight but I don't love the idea of a restrictive diet for weight loss. What happened is that I saw a doctor for my chronic sinus infections, and they told me they think it could be a food allergy. My chronic sinus infections have been making exercise and mothering my son difficult. If I can feel renewed and healthy that would be amazing! I am committing to this whole30 on October 8! Looking forward to being part of this community! -Lauren
  3. 1 point
    Rgina

    Starting Oct 1

    Hello! I started on the 1st as well and just joined the forum. Happy to be at day 15.
  4. 1 point
    SharynF

    Starting Oct 1

    Day 15 and still doing ok. Just eaten some turkey mince before my aquafit class.
  5. 1 point
    nanners

    Starting Oct 1

    Got my haircut yesterday and had to park in front of my fave bakery that my grand daughter used to work at. Didnt even look that way even though I wanted to go in. Tomorrow apple picking and making pie with my 86yo mom and siblings. Should be interesting. I think I am doing well and hubby too. Tried a roasted whole cauliflour. Best ever
  6. 1 point
    hak1906

    Starting Oct 1

    On my biz trip a lot of buffets at the hotel but it was amazing how helpful they were if just asking if this is gluten feee, has sugar and even telling them the plan i a, on them being familiar same at restaurants also. Nowadays most establishments are not surprised when people ask those questions since we aren't the first to ask. And as mentioned BE NICE and they will work with you. I went to an Italian restaurant on my trip had the filet minting asked for no butter, they cooked in olive oil, roasted potatoes also olive oil no butter and grilled potatoes. Came with a great mushroom sauce done in olive oil. And of course no wine (that I miss).
  7. 1 point
    hak1906

    Starting Oct 1

    I started October 1 as well. Feeling good. Won't say this is "easy" but it's doable. Just came from a business trip in Philadelphia stayed at the Marriot next to Reading Terminal. If you don't know it's a dream food location for those who are foodies. It has so many tempting items (sweets) nut I. Stayed good and thanks to google found whole places and foods to eat. At the work functions I just kept a bottle of water the bartenders refilled and added a few lemons and limes. So many options to fall off the wagon but I made it home without cheating at all. Also brought plenty of fruit, nuts and boiled eggs with me on my carry on for emergency purposes. 13 days not going to retreat. Inflammation in feet and ankles completely gone and yes I did weigh myself on Day 10 before my trip and yes I had lost weight. Ok ow you aren't supposed to but i needed to be sure. Good luck to everyone.
  8. 1 point
    sunshine9185

    Starting Oct 1

    Me too! Last night I dreamed I was eating Ben and Jerry's Coffee Toffee ice cream. So weird.
  9. 1 point
    ebutton25

    Starting Oct 1

    So that whole craving dream thing is real, apparently! I had a dream last night that it was my wedding (but also not my wedding, in that weird dream way lol) and I ate a ton of Mexican food and Halloween candy - and then dream me had a panic attack! Ha! Very reassuring to wake up knowing I haven't screwed this up. Last few days have been pretty good with dinner and breakfast, but I'm starting to feel lazy about lunch, so I think I'm going to take this weekend to amp my planned lunches for the week. Otherwise, so far so good!
  10. 1 point
    sunshine9185

    Starting Oct 1

    I decided that traveling was so fun the first time around that I'd try it again and go to a seminar today and tomorrow. I didn't pack as well as I would have liked and there was nothing at the lunch at the seminar that was compliant, but I made do with the things I had packed in my cooler. Dinner, on the other hand, was magnificent. Made a reservation on Yelp and specifically said in the comments that I'd have lots of questions about the menu and some pretty specific requests. The owner actually came to our table and gave me several options despite lots of their food having both sugar and soy in it. I settled on some sashimi and a stir fry made with fish sauce and it was all delicious! Planning ahead to go out and communicating early definitely makes a difference.
  11. 1 point
    Elizabeth33

    Starting October 8th!

    Made it without going out to fast food this morning. YAY ME!! I hope you all have a great day
  12. 1 point
    After dinner used to get me too. This is silly, but worked for me, and that was to make some tea. I don't even really like herbal tea, but the process of messing with it was enough to make me feel like something had happened. And I'm talking old school (not keurig) - teapot, boil the water, get out the teabag and cup (pretty cup :)), then steep the tea, etc. I even recommend getting some sort of assortment of tea because it takes a little bit of brainpower to choose which one you "want". More than once the tea sat on the counter and got cold because I'd forgotten about it entirely after getting re-involved with tv or whatever. Just going into the kitchen and doing something that took 10 minutes or so was enough for my brain to feel like "okay, we went into the kitchen and got something" and/or to get past the reflexive feeling that that was supposed to happen. If you actually drink it then that takes even longer. Sometimes I still wanted something but it was easier to say no to after that. It took that a long time to go away for me (and may never fully go away). Hope this helps!
  13. 1 point
    helenlovescello

    Non-scale victories!

    I just finished my first round of Whole 30! I probably have lost weight or at least inches, because my clothes fit better, but I'm not going to weigh myself this time- I don't want to forget about my other benefits! Before I started this, I was six weeks post emergency surgery for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I was anemic, anxious, and depressed. I woke up about four times every night and couldn't sleep at all without melatonin. I was dealing with a case of tendonitis/tennis elbow/golfer's elbow which was keeping me from doing my job well (I am a cellist and cello teacher). I was exhausted all the time and couldn't get anything done I wanted or needed to. Walking a mile was a huge effort. And in addition, I was stress eating junk food all the time. Now, I sleep through the night, my mood is much better and more stable, I go running three times a week, my playing injury is much more under control, I haven't had my blood tested but I don't feel anemic- I have lots of energy, good color in my face, etc. I don't like junky food as much, and don't usually get hungry between meals. I have a much better relationship with food and don't usually eat because I'm stressed or bored. Plus, my skin looks great, and clothes that didn't used to button button now!
  14. 1 point
    ladyshanny

    Can I reintroduce in this way?

    You have such a clean slate at the end of your whole30, it's the perfect time to test anything you might one day want to eat so that when that day comes, you know how it'll affect you. I would not do as you suggest above because even if dairy seems fine, if you have some reaction to oats and dairy day, how will you k ow if it's the oats, the dairy or the combination. Some people do ok if they have an item like dairy alone but as soon as they combine it, its overload on their system. You wont know that without testing each thing individually.
  15. 1 point
    I looked at too many things online about fast food; i don't want any part of it now, compliant or not - will search for whole30 on the go food and bring it with me.
  16. 1 point
    steve52

    Wow!! Worked for me.

    52 year old whte male/5' 10". Starting at 209lbs, I am down 25lbs so far to date, with my target goal weight of <179 by 6/16/18. My first round started 1/2/18. By the end of the first round on 2/2/18 in time for the Superbowl, I had lost 15lbs. From 2/2 to 4/16, I continued to eat 90% healthy, but deviated with some alcohol, dairy, and grains. I had gained just a couple pounds, and was feeling a bit sluggish so I decided to go full force, and started again on 4/16/18 and just completed my second round of Whole 30 today (5/18/18), down another 12lbs. At this point, I have become used to not eating certain foods, and getting creative with finding alternative salad dressings, oils, sweet stuff (dates are the best) and meal planning. I actually eat more now (all healthy) throughout the day and stay full longer. Plus trying different foods and preparing in different ways has helped. Not to mention wifey is a little happier I am making dinner a couple nights during the week and also going to the market. For me, the weight really started falling off after the 1st week(s) I started the plan(s). My wife started in April also, but lost only a pound and was discouraged. However, she started cross fit training, so what I think was happening, and I could tell visually, his her weight shifted from muffin top to a much toner upper body; muscle occupies 4x less space than fat. And she did not really need to lose poundage like I did. As for me, I would exercise a little here, a little there, where ever and when ever I could, never putting emphasis on duration or reps; 10 push ups here, a few crunches, a short walk, a couple of floors up/down stairs, and I kept a barbell at my desk. Little by little I would increase it, but no pressure on myself, and just kept mental note as to my increases. I saw the shift in weight, lost a lot of the puffiness in my face and neck, and I just feel better overall. Now, since I have some time behind me with the exercising, I am starting to keep track and set little goals. For example, I try to complete 80 pushups, 40 air squats, 20 crunches, and 30 arm curls in a day. So I do it whenever I have the time. Also what I have noticed is I go to sleep quicker, and pop up out of bed even after only 6.5hrs of sleep; I just can't lay there, I have to get up. I am not sluggish anymore, my mind is firing better, and everything is "regular." My 10 and 12yr old boys are amazed. I haven't ran for 10 years, so this week I did a 1 mile walk/run (more walking). In time, I will increase the distance and maybe keep time. My high school weight was 165, and although that is not my target weight, it seems with this plan that my body is trying to fix and rectify the food and drink abuse I have put it through over the last 35 years. I will continue to eat this way, with the occasional indulgence here and there for special occasions. I just feel better overall; less stressed, more calm, less pain in my joints, and more willing try different things that I would not have before. In 9 months, I will be 53. I can be 53 on my way to getting healthier, or I can be 53 and live my life as I did before. Either way, I am going to be 53. Lastly, Iwent for the trifecta of going on Whole30, no drinkking, and even quit smoking after 37 years (started at 15). But the way I am eating, despite the amount, I am still losing weight. Whole30 takes some work in planning your meals, snacks, especially if you have kids you also cook for. Make sure you always have snack food around in case that will satisfy your hunger as that is when you are at your weakest. Bonus, you are going to save a lot of money on eating out.
  17. 1 point
    kirkor

    Gluten Free Humour

    PS I've decided to make this my catch-all humor funny meme joke thread (and not sure why I spelled it "humour" in the title --- let's say it was a shoutout to @jmcbn)
  18. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    The crazy things people say

    There, fixed that...
  19. 1 point
    kirkor

    Gluten Free Humour

  20. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    The crazy things people say

    That whole 'when you're fun again' thing really irks me... I'm accused of not being 'fun' all the time... I, actually, am a blast. the 'fun' that is being referred to is that the other person wants to indulge in whatever (cake, booze) and they don't want to feel judged for it (not that you're judging... that's all on them for how they feel). Also, LOL at the 'main part for the most part'. Uh, booze is one of the MAIN PARTS! LOL!
  21. 1 point
    missmunchie

    Applesauce anyone??

    Lol, just wait until you're cooking ground beef and cabbage for breakfast, and your husband raises eyebrows at you. To which you respond, "well, I'm going to put a fried egg on it!"
  22. 1 point
    thegoldengrahamgirl

    Applesauce anyone??

    It's totally normal! (For me, anyway). Just wait until you have a can of tuna or leftover meatballs for breakfast (plus veggies & fats, of course). And I eat at the office. As if my coworkers didn't already think I was nuts! Cheers, -Lauren (GGG)
  23. 1 point
    When I wrote the original post of my experience as of Day 29, I was upbeat and happy, and glad to share my "success story". Then I read the reply by Tom Denham, a Moderator for the Whole30 program. If I had written a response yesterday, it would have been a short two word reply, but I decided to think about it and sleep on it. I did both and here is my reply to Tom and to others. Tom, you are implying that I did not complete the Whole 30 program and that I failed because I chose to weigh myself during the 30 days. You couldn't be more wrong....and you can't take that achievement away from me. I was 100% faithful to the food rules...let me repeat, 100% faithful. And for doing that, I was rewarded with many positive changes, physically and mentally. Tom, if you had read my post with an open-heart, you would realize how wrong your statement was when you said that I let the scale guide my behavior...if that was true, I would have stopped the program on Day 7 or 8 when I stopped losing any more weight. But I didn't stop because of all the other positive things that where happening, as I outlined in my original post. You may think I was not fully engaged in the program and you are free to have that opinion...but I felt fully engaged and reaped positive rewards for my efforts. The only negative experience I had during the past 30 days was reading Tom's reply which felt shaming and pious.
  24. 1 point
    OneDay

    Swiss Marigold vegetable bouillon

    My great grandmother also didn't work 10 hour shifts for 12 days straight without the option of going home when you're sick! I'm well aware of how to make stock, thankyou. However I live in the modern world and sometimes we need shortcuts. Sorry Tom, I don't mean to sound harsh, I know you're a regular poster here but your reply just comes across as condescending and rude to me, I wasn't asking about how to make homemade stock, I was asking about a particular product. Anyway the result has actually been pretty good, have made a spiced butternut squash soup with heaps of garlic and ginger, and a bunch of other spices, and just used 50/50 water/coconut milk to cook it in. A few hardboiled eggs and a bit of ham on the side for protein. Stomach settling nicely :-)
  25. 1 point
    AllyB

    Cauliflower rice skeptic...

    Yeah, I'm a convert too. I read the recipe and was like "Gross!" But doing the whole30 forced me to expand my horizons which was awesome. Now that I'm done with my whole30, I still eat the cauliflower rice instead of normal rice. I love it with meat and a sauce over it.