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  1. Help! I've searched the forum with no luck (and can't seem to find the answer in 'It Starts With Food'). I'm prepping for a visit from the in-laws and am currently on Day 23. I know they will ask me why, if sugar is not compliant on the W30 plan, we can eat fruits. WE all know that there is a big difference between fruit and processed sugar/sugar as an additive, but they come from an "all carbs are bad" point of view. Thanks for your help!
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    October 3rd start

    Hi all! I started on October 4th and am new to the Forum. Still trying to figure out how to use it, post comments, follow threads, etc.. :-). @frogtox, I totally agree about prepping ahead -- I find that if I don't have things pre-made life is a LOT harder. Yesterday I made a triple batch of meatballs and two pounds of hamburgers to freeze (for our family of four) for those nights when I need a quick compliant meal. Otherwise we might starve (ha ha)! Looking forward to following your journies through this thread -- I know you guys will inspire me!
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    Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

    I'm on Day 7 of my first Whole30. After 7 months of chronic hives I was diagnosed with Wells Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease. The medical work ups took several months (endoscopy, cancer screenings, allergy testing, etc) and ultimately it was biopsies of the active hives that provided the diagnoses. I have found that (so far) the Whole30 has most impacted my level of fatigue. I'm only on day 7, but I have a lot more energy! Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions -- good luck --hope you feel better soon!
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    Biggest achievement so far

    Day 6: I'm happy to report my biggest achievement so far: avoiding alcohol while watching the presidential debate. Does it get any harder than that (haha)?! Another epic test: having friends over to watch the Pats game and NOT eating the snacks we put out... MAN did I want that hummous!
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    Day 7: Woot!

    Just hit Day 7! Have been running into technical errors trying to get my e-mail validated, but I'm finally up and running, and looking forward to exploring the forum!