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  1. Laurenacc

    Glucosamine / Chondroitin / MSM pills

    Amazing, thank you so much! Lifesaver!!!
  2. Ingredients: Chloride (from glucosamine sulfate 2KCl), Sodium (from chondroitin sulfate sodium), Potassium (from glucosamine sulfate 2KCl), Glucosamine sulfate 2KCl, Chondroitin sulfate (from chondroitin sulfate sodium), Methylsulfonylmethane OptiMSM, cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), gelatin capsule. It's Non GMO, Gluten-free, and Soy-free I'm a runner and I usually take these joint supplements while training for a marathon. I didn't take them during my 1st whole30 because I wasn't in marathon training mode and I didn't notice any knee pain on my short runs- so I figured it best to leave it out while clean eating. I'm now on my 2nd whole30 & in week 7 of my marathon training and my long runs are hitting 10 miles. I noticed a twinge of pain this week on my 8-milers so I was hoping I could take these again...but I only want to do it if the ingredients are approved. If not, I'll just deal with another month of knee pain and take again post whole30. But really would love to take again now if compliant...thoughts? Thanks!
  3. Laurenacc

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    Hi rockstars! I love the amount of communication I'm seeing on this thread! My previous whole30 (my first!), I was the only one posting anything beyond day 2- it was brutal! Now *I'M* barely posting this time around Day 10 complete, starting day 11 and still going strong. This time around is much easier for me than my first- I guess that's to be expected. However, I'm noticing more morning headaches than I think I had in my previous reset. I'm also feeling a bit groggier in my afternoons but that's most likely due to the fact that I'm also in marathon training-mode right now. According to whole30 rules, I should be adding a 4th meal since I'm running / working out almost every day and I haven't been doing that. I haven't been hungry for 4 meals and I don't want to force-feed myself when I don't feel like it's necessary. But...that could be why I'm lethargic- who knows! Also, I had a good 7 recipes that I truly adored during my first whole30 and I continued to eat them even after that whole30 was done. But now I find them not as exciting and starting to get bored with them. I know I need to branch out and just throw in some new ones but my shopping / cooking gets finished so much faster when I'm making a recipe I already know so well. Sigh. I think I'm also bored because this time around, I decided to make less work for myself and do all my cooking on Sunday (meaning all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners cooked and in fridge / freezer to last me the entire week). This past Sunday I cooked for 5 F*ing hours But I made all my pork breakfast sausage, no fuss salmon cakes, butternut squash soup, and beef and sweet potato chili to last me a week (or at least almost a week). So that means I basically have 5 days of the same breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in a row. Probably why I'm getting sick of my recipes. HA! But my last reset- I was cooking every 3 days or so, and I felt like I was living in my kitchen. I want to avoid that feeling this time around. Perhaps that just means repetitive meals and I just need to get over it. This week my meals were: Breakfast: Sausage Patty, Hard Boiled Egg, Bowl of spinach, raspberries, sliced almonds, and a tablespoon of tessemae's balsamic vinaigrette (which makes the morning salad less brutal). This has basically been my breakfast every day since my last whole30...sometimes I'll change up the sausage patty and have whole30 compliant turkey bacon strips. I actually never get tired of this meal- it's probably my favorite. OH! And can't forget my coffee with nutpods Lunch: Beef and Sweet Potato Chili (recipe is in the whole30 cookbook). I got really bored with this one after having it for lunch 5 days in a row. But it used to be one of my favs! So sad... Dinner: No Fuss Salmon Cakes & Butternut Squash Soup (both recipes in the 7 day meal plan in the book- the whole30: 30 day guide to total health and food freedom). I really enjoyed both of these- I only made it once during my first reset and no idea why I never attempted to make it again but I think this one would be a good lunch option to take to work in the coming weeks. After my 4 days of Salmon cakes/soup were gone- I was craving burgers so I had 2 nights of ground beef burger patties with a tablespoon of whole30 mayo & tablespoon of tessemae's ketchup along with a spinach salad with apples, almonds, and a dressing I make from scratch- olive oil, apple cider vinegar, compliant dijon mustard, salt & pepper (tastes amazing). I think this week I'm going to either do autumn hash & pork meatballs or bacon wrapped chicken & mashed potatoes (all 4 recipes in whole30 cookbook) for lunch and chicken cutlets with bitter greens, caramelized pears and shallots for dinner. I'll stick to my breakfast that I love as usual. Hopefully I'll get another post out before another 10 days goes by! 10 down- 35 to go, y'all! (Or 20 for those who aren't doing the re-introduction).
  4. Laurenacc

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    I've also been diagnosed with SIBO! Whole30 really helped clear up all my horrible stomach pain during my first reset- that's the main reason why I'm doing it again...need to get back to feeling good!
  5. Laurenacc

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    Amazing! So excited to have a huge group of 1/2/19 starters with me I just weighted myself, took measurements, and "before" pics before starting tomorrow. My how that pesky scale has trickled up since I finished my last Whole30 in June...yikes! I have my breakfast, lunch, and dinner already prepped & in the refrigerator / freezer for the next few days. Let's DO this, y'all!
  6. This will be my second reset, did my first 6 months ago and felt amazing afterwards! I kept the weight off (lost 20 lbs!) and was eating pretty well for a good 3 months post whole30...then a weekend trip to Boston totally threw me off and the scale has been trickling higher and higher and I’ve been feeling crummier and crummier ever since. Not to mention the holiday goodies that have been super tempting. Need a reset to get myself back on track. Cant wait to feel good again. Anyone else starting Jan 2???
  7. Laurenacc

    Artificial Flavors

    I assume this is a no- but just wanted to check. I’m seeing this as an ingredient in a new nespresso flavor coffee pod I have...
  8. Laurenacc

    Starting May 7th 2018!!

    Hey team! Yesterday was Day 45! Last day of Whole30 + 15 days of reintroduction! I'm feeling so great and now reading Food Freedom Forever so I can continue eating well and maintain feeling great. I'm about to eat my first meal that is NOT Whole30 compliant for dinner tonight (I still ate Whole30 for breakfast and lunch today). I'm a little nervous but I feel like I have the tools now to not go overboard. I weighed myself this morning after being completely done and I lost a total of 19 lbs, 4 inches from my chest, 5 inches from my waist, and 4 inches from my hips. ALL IN 45 DAYS! Can't believe how well my body responded to this, I really didn't think I would end up with these amazing results in such a short amount of time! Very happy to be stomach pain free for the past 45 days and looking forward to the new relationship I have with food. Hope everyone did well, feels amazing, and is happy with where they are now
  9. Ingredients in pic- enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), salt, corn oil, corn syrup, ammonium bicarbonate, malt extract, yeast...will these all be fine for my grains WITH gluten reintro? Doing this tomorrow and really struggling to find things without a million ingredients...
  10. Laurenacc

    Grains WITH Gluten re-intro question

    Thanks Shannon- I ended up going to the grocery earlier and getting a whole wheat cereal when I realized that the oats wouldn’t be a good test. I think this cereal is ok...minus the added sugar. Should I be concerned about the vitamins and minerals listed after the ingredients? And I’ll probably just have this cereal (or the pasta) at lunch and then pasta for dinner. I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find grains with gluten reintro items without extra “no-no” junk added to it
  11. I've been avoiding any items with added sugar during my reintros but this last one is tough...pretty much EVERYTHING seems to have sugar or soy lecithin added to whole wheat anything! But I think I've successfully found 3 items but want to cross check them. I think I'm going to do the following: Meal 1: Quaker Oats- 100% Natural Whole Grain Old Fashioned (ing: Whole Grain Rolled Oats) I assume this is ok...doesn't mention it's gluten-free so I assume that means it isn't? Meal 2: Red Oval Farms Stoned Wheat Thins- ing: unbleached enriched flour (wheat Flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate {vitamin B1}, riboflavin {vitamin B2}, folic acid), cracked wheat, canola oil, salt, yeast, malted barley flour, baking soda, sodium metabisulfite. Are all of these ingredients ok? I tried looking up everything and it seemed like all these items would fit under grains with gluten - just want to make sure I'm not "cross contaminating" and including something that wouldn't properly be in the grains with gluten category. Help? Meal 3: Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Spaghetti- ing: Durum Whole Wheat Flour Would these all fit under my last re-intro category? Thanks for the help!
  12. Corn Tortillas Ingredients: organic whole yellow corn flour, organic expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, salt. This ok for gluten-free grain reintro? I had gluten-free oatmeal (ing: whole grain rolled oats) with meal 1 and a gluten-free rice cake (ing: organic whole grain brown rice, sea salt) with meal 2. Trying to decide between these corn chips or just quinoa to go with meal 3...all quinoa is gluten-free, yes? Thanks for the help!
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    Starting May 7th 2018!!

    Hey Hey Hey y'alls! Can't believe it's already Day 35...feels like it was just yesterday that I was waking up on Day 1 and panicking about doing this. But now...eating this way just comes so naturally! After not weighing myself for 30 days, I decided I would weigh myself on Day 31 after the reset was over and again on Day 46 when the reintroduction is over. Drumroll...as of the morning of Day 31, I had lost 15 POUNDS! WHA?! Unbelievable, but whats even more important than that number changing- is how healthy and great I feel. The main reason I decided to do the Whole30 was to find a way to get rid of the horrible upper abdominal pain I have been experiencing for the past few years. I've gone to several gastroenterologists that would just throw some antibiotics at me and tell me it was a bacterial infection that will most likely always come back every year. I asked if there was anything I could do to make it NEVER come back, change my diet, or ANYTHING? And they said, "No, it will probably just always come back at some point" Well, guess what? For the past 35 days, I've had zero stomach pain (except day 31 on my gluten-free alcohol reintroduction )! Guess some specialists just don't know what might or might not help you. Anywho, I've already done 2 reintroduction days (31: gluten-free alcohol and 34: legumes- wow...peanut butter makes my throat close up, never noticed this before! And I definitely prefer almond butter over PB now ) 10.5 days left of reintro...and I plan on doing Day 37: Gluten-Free Grains, 40: Dairy (praying I don't have a bad reaction because I love me some cheese...), 43: Grains with Gluten. Anyone else have any personal updates? Would love to hear how everyone else is doing. Hope everyone is feeling great and staying strong!
  14. Laurenacc

    Turkey Bacon (Compliant)- Protein or Fat?

    Haha, true...my thought was- "if I roll this slice of turkey bacon up, that's about half the size of my palm...so, maybe 2 slices counts as a protein serving?" *Shrug* I had 2 slices with a hard boiled egg this morning alongside my spinach, almond, raspberry salad. Yom! Thanks
  15. I've searched everywhere and don't see a clear answer. Thoughts? Thanks!