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  1. Starting 11/7/16! Wish us luck!

    Good luck!
  2. 52 hours clean...or I'm new

    Day 13 update... I'm seeing some promising improvements. I've had several days where I am free from gut pain and discomfort. My stomach looks flatter. Yay!! I'm sleeping wonderfully. I fall asleep soooo fast and sleep very deeply. My long term chronic shoulder pain (doctor says it's a bulging disc between C 5 and C 6) is much less bothersome than usual. I don't wake up hungry still but I do get hungry about 4 hours after a meal. The cravings aren't too bad. I do really miss having a Pepsi each day though... but the improvements are really exciting and worth the minimal sacrifice. Happy and getting healthier!
  3. Food funeral: the plunge

    How's it going??? Love your sense of humor. I'm on day 13 and am seeing good results. Hope you are too!
  4. Change in Plan

    How are you doing with it so far? I'm on day 13. My skin is clearer. I'm falling asleep so fast and sleeping very soundly. Hope you're having some success too! Austin
  5. October Whole 30 success story!

  6. hunger pangs after eating ?

    It starts usually when I'm halfway done with an appropriate amount of food. I'll have to pay attention to what it is that I'm eating. For example I just ate some pot roast, steamed carrots, and half a plate of asparagus and about 5 olives. Now my stomach is signaling that I'm hungry. Pre Whole30 I never ate breakfast on days off. I'd just get distracted and forget that I hadn't eaten. I'd wake around 8 am, have coffee w/ flavored creamer, and eat around 1 pm. On work days I was trying to graze..... I'm hypoglycemic so I'd usually snack on veggies w/ hummus, or an apple, cheese stick and a few almonds, or cottage cheese and grape tomatoes. I drink about 60 ozs of water daily. I've never had a problem with over indulging. I can open a bag of Doritos, eat 15 chips and then put the bag away. Same with my guilty pleasure Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream. I eat about 1/3 cup and put the pint back in the freezer. If it's Oreos I grab 4 and a glass of milk then I'm satisfied. I haven't tried eating more because the quantity seems appropriate. I'll have to try that. I'm going to eat a few cashews and see if that helps.
  7. I don't normally get hunger pangs. I don't wake up hungry. This is now day 6 of whole 30.......... I'm getting hunger pangs after I eat...... ? Has this happened to anyone else ? Does anyone have any speculation as to why ? I'm pretty sure my "eating" hormones are completely whacked out but I didn't expect this. Thanks!
  8. 52 hours clean...or I'm new

    Hi and thank you for the feedback. I'll do some research and consider the FODMAP component. My symptoms do seem to come and go with no predictability. I'll eat pretty normal for a while and then wham! Flare up and I'm living on a BRAT diet for a while. I also make a mean turkey meatball veggie soup that I can eat with out problems but that too gets old. Thanks again. I'm hopeful I'll find some relief soon.
  9. Hi! After reading It Starts With Food I realized I had the trifecta. Hormones out of whack, no hunger ever, and leaky gut. I have IBS and really have tried a lot to feel better.... fiber, teas, modifying my diet short term, to practically not eating ever because that's the only time my gut feels okay. My metabolism is shot and I have a very stressful job as a 911 dispatcher. Constant shots of adrenalin and cortisol all day. Every day. I also found out recently I had sleep apnea for probably the past 15 years. I'm now sleeping blissfully with a CPAP. I'm tired of chronic gut pain and cramping urgent trips to the bathroom.... I'm sick of feeling like crap and having no energy. Hoping for some relief!
  10. Day 5 What is significantly better?

    I'm 52 hours clean.... Lol I like your reference about "my body is a temple" I'm at work. They brought in donuts. Ugh I normally would grab half a donut and think it wasn't as bad as a whole donut but now I'm very mindful of every bite that goes in my mouth.
  11. Hi, I just joined myself. I haven't even finished reading the book It Starts With Food but I'm tired of feeling horrible all the time.