Dreamlet reacted to Ash in the Mountains in Whole30 & Trying To Conceive
Hey ladies, I just wanted to update you all to say that Whole30 worked for me! I actually did a Whole60, as I thought it would take me more than the one cycle to get my hormones regulated. Only 3 days after finishing, I conceived! I definitely think Whole30 worked. I had been charting cervical fluid, basal body temperature, OPKs, the works. I was concerned that I was seeing very little fertile cervical fluid, and my temperatures seemed very low (mid 96's). The cycle during the second half of my Whole60 I had classic fertile cervical fluid for the first time. I also lost 13 pounds, so I am starting this pregnancy at a better weight than I would have without Whole30 Feeling happy!
Dreamlet reacted to Whole30inPhilly in Pregnant after Whole 30, 5 years TTC prior
Hi Ladies, my husband and I tried to get pregnant ages 35-38, had 6 IUI etc, clomid etc. No luck. We took a break/accepted that we may not be able to have kids. In 2016, I followed a Paleo diet. This past November I started my first true Whole30, followed it to a T, I felt fantastic. By end January 2017, I was pregnant. We weren't even trying anymore! So far the pregnancy is going well. I am a believer in Whole30, after 5 years, I am finally pregnant.
Dreamlet got a reaction from FTYoshizawa in Meal planning taking too long - help!
Here's what I do that simplifies things for me, so I don't feel like I'm spending all my time cooking.
1. Batch cook veggies. A couple times a week I roast a ton of sweet potatoes, squash, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, etc in the oven and have them in the fridge meals over the next few days. Same with steaming broccoli/greens/green beans.
2. Whatever I eat for dinner one night gets used for at least one meal the next day.
3. If something requires a lot of prep (like making cauliflower rice in the food processor) I make extra and freeze it in pre-portioned bags for future use.
M1 is usually leftover veggies with eggs or chicken sausage plus avocado or ghee.
M2 is usually leftover dinner from the night before, sometimes with different veggies.
M3 I usually prep a new protein and use pre-cooked veggies.
I hope this helps!
Dreamlet got a reaction from MelindaDee in Soy and Hormones
I can only speak from personal experience, but when I was eating a lot of soy I had a huge increase in PMS symptoms, even when I was on hormonal birth control. Before the whole30 I had eliminated most soy from my diet and had virtually no symptoms.
Dreamlet got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in What did you have for supper last night?
Last night was lamb meatballs baked in tomato sauce and served over spaghetti squash, with asparagus in a lemon vinaigrette.
Tonight will be pork chops smothered in carmelized onions, apple sauce, and bacon, served with kabocha squash and Swiss chard.
Dreamlet got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Constipation during Whole30
There's not really enough info here to provide a specific response. It could be your digestive system adjusting to the changes in your diet. Other possibilities:
1. Are you eating enough?
2. Are you eating enough veggies and fat?
3. Are you drinking enough water?
4. Are you eating a lot of nuts?
I bet if you post a few days of your meals you can get more specific feedback.