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    Whole30 with Extreme Binge Eating Disorder

    I know this is an older post, but just wondering if you were able to complete your Whole30 and see change? I can honestly say I know exactly how you feel. I was Whole30 compliant for a couple of months. Never looked better in my life. When I say compliant I mean in terms of food, because at the very end, I actually binged on prunes. Yeah, you read that right. Nuts and prunes. Why? Because it was "compliant." I am trying to do this again but I haven't gotten past day 2 or 3. I hope you found success, and if you did, please share
  2. Thanks @SugarcubeOD do you have any idea for brands? Tried searching the forum but the ones I found that are supposed to be compliant have labels that say the soft gel contains glycerin, which I thought as of late is non compliant. That includes the NOW brand...
  3. Can anyone offer any advice on this supplement's compliance? Or lack thereof? Thanks,
  4. I have been looking for a compliant Vitamin D supplement and almost everything in capsule form has glycerin, which I know is out. So I decided to go the way of liquid, and I just got my order in (Amazon). Even though all ingredients appear to be compliant, its a liquid D3/K2 supplement because apparently those vitamins sort of need each other. So on the FAQ insert, it says the source of the D3 is lanolin from sheep's wool and the source of K2 is MK-7, which is Natto from fermented soy. The ingredients don't say "contains soy" so is it still compliant because the K2 is sourced from fermented soy but isn't the same as whole fermented soy? Besides the Vitamin D and K2, the only other ingredients are peppermint oil (to make not taste bad I guess?) and organic olive oil.
  5. How's everyone doing? I'm not doing so well again, I cannot seem to get my stuff together here. I am not giving up though. I did this before, and I can do it again. What I know now though is that I most definitely need to work on the relationship I have with food. I also have to deal with an ED that I am desperately trying to kick and its been really pushing me down lately. I'd like to think this is its last hurrah before it goes down in flames LOL. For good. So tomorrow is a new day, but I still look to Whole30'ers for my inspo. And I have listened to a few podcast interviews with Melissa. I wish her new books were coming out sooner then December lol. Have a great week all!
  6. Love love love this! I need to work on the emotional relationship with food part, so it's spot on for me!
  7. I did my first round to help with sinus issues and joint pain, and I have autoimmune thyroid disease. I find gluten gives me more joint pain as well so I avoid it always. I think dairy=more sinus trouble for me. But the call of the ice cream was too strong. I'm going to check out that podcast you mentioned for sure! I need to feel better about my body as well as my health!
  8. Let's check in here for motivation I need it too!
  9. Oh that's a bummer-I've been burned with supplement ingredients before and didn't realize they put rice powder or glycerin (aka sugar alcohol) in pills! My first whole30 got much easier after the first couple weeks, we can do this! 30 days got nothin' on us!
  10. I'm posting here for accountability. I hope everyone's doing better then me because I ate ice cream and whey protein bars last night. I basically fell off the wagon and then got caught in the wheels on Day 2. So, my Whole30 starts with Day 1 today, September 7.
  11. I decided I was going to do the September Whole 30 on August 31st, and after spending the weekend away celebrating Labor Day and the last days of summer, I went anti-Whole30 on Sunday and Monday. Like ate everything I could get my hands on that contained sugar (but not gluten because I just cannot go there). At first I thought since I had just finished 70 days of Whole30 a couple weeks ago, I didn't really need another one anyway. Yeah. Right. Sugar Dragon has taken my brain hostage. I was eating Kind bars in Target that I had not yet paid for. And that ice cream that had stayed untouched in the basement freezer for so long? The container now lies empty in the recycle bin, along with its plastic wrapper relatives discarded once the Salted Caramel contents had been consumed. I didn't even do a proper reintro, so I probably feel even more crappy. I know the September Whole 30 started a few days ago but you know what? Better late then never, right? I am gonna follow Melissa's advice in Food Freedom Forever. Its time for another reset, and Sept 5 is my Day 1! Who's with me? Good luck to all the Sept Whole30ers out there.
  12. Thanks! Not that I would wish this on anyone but its always nice to hear from someone who is tackling the same things as you are! please keep me posted on your progress for this W30!
  13. Thanks @AnnaK! I read your comment on my other topic and as much as I don't want to admit (bc I loveeeeee fruit), you are 100% right. I did also read FFF last week and love it, just like all of Melissa's books. I haven't strayed from compliant food yet in terms of the black and white lists (on day 70-something) but I am completely NOT in the spirit of Whole30. Full confession: I'm also battling binge eating disorder (see a therapist for that but nothing's really helping much) and have most of my life. So in the last two weeks I have managed to binge on Whole30 compliant foods (fresh and dried fruit, nuts and RX/Lara bars). Are there way worse things to binge on? Yeah. But it's still bingeing and still destructive. Soon I think I'll reintroduce dairy and non gluten grains and in the Fall when fresh fruit availabilty tapers off I'm going to do another round of whole30 without fruit and nuts. I'm hoping I can get a handle on BED again and then tackle sugar head on. It kinda feels good to come clean so to speak. I'm pretty quiet about the BED.
  14. Thanks! I probably do need to give it more time, I think the long-standing food/emotional stuff is not going to be corrected as quickly as I'd like it to be. I really need to be more mindful, and like you said @ladyshanny really take a step back and ask myself if its worth it. I will read up on that thread you mentioned. I am trying to find all the posts on Melissa's "Coming Clean" series because I think it may help. @barty90 its good to know it gets easier for your partner with each attempt, since I will probably have to do the same thing. I am striving for 60 but might even push to get a couple more weeks in, and reintro beginning on Sept 1. I think today is day 45? I want to blame it all on leptin imbalance but if all my lab results are normal, maybe I cannot blame it on that. @SweetEnough did you feel the Tiger Blood eventually? I have been on meds for 20 years, my dose rarely changes at all, but I have a couple of other positive auto-immune markers in addition to the thyroid ones. I plan on asking my rheumatologist to redo all my labs right before I re-intro, just because I am really curious to see if they change. Interestingly enough, there are two of them that are not supposed to have anything to do with gluten (they are for Rheumatoid Arthritis) but every time I have gone bonkers and started eating gluten, the antibodies shoot up. I get rid of gluten and they come back down a little. We've been able to replicate that over 2 years! So I want to see what this type of elimination does to them.
  15. First off, let me preface this post by saying I am not looking for medical advice per se, but some guidance, direction or reassurance would be helpful. I have decided to do a Whole60 because I deal not only with autoimmune conditions, but a wicked strong sugar dragon and long time psychological issues with food (bingeing). Today is Day 44. In terms of food, I have been very diligent about compliance. I did eat one bite of a chocolate flavored RXBar around Day 12 or so, but otherwise, all food is compliant. I reduced my fruit intake quite a bit, but have had watermelon binges a couple of times. (I guess I cannot expect miracles, and since its summer, I really really don't want to eliminate fruit altogether). I am at a healthy weight, work out 6 days a week, have good muscle mass and body fat %. I have had my bloodwork done and my cortisol (measured by saliva 4 times throughout a 24 hour period) is within normal range, on the lower side. Cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and thyroid hormones are all well within normal levels (I have Hashimoto's and I take Synthroid). The problem I have is that I have not yet felt Tiger Blood. I don't have more energy, my skin hasn't cleared up, my sleep (which I don't think was an issue) hasn't changed much. I don't wake up feeling ready to face the day. I drag myself out of bed. When I go to the grocery store, I want to jump behind the bakery counter and just spend the rest of the day in sugary, gluten-y gluttony (I love sweets but don't play well with gluten-was gluten-free and dairy-free prior to W30). While I did see a lower incidence of sugar cravings between Weeks 3 and 4, lately all I want to do is throw in the towel and eat sugar and ice cream and all that I miss. I have over-eaten both fruit and nuts after dinner due to cravings, and because I just think I want it so badly. It seems that according to the books, this is a sign of leptin imbalance. But if all my other hormones are where they are supposed to be, could I really have leptin imbalance? I am not skinny-fat, thanks to almost daily Pure Barre workouts, I actually have quite of bit of definition in my abs (so no visceral fat problem). Its frustrating because all the science in It Starts with Food and Whole30 make sense to me. I have a laboratory background so I really find that interesting. I wholeheartedly believe in W30. But why don't I see the benefits? I think I may have lost a couple pounds, but honestly I was just hoping I wouldn't gain any. How can I confirm whether my problem is leptin resistance? Or is it purely psychological? I haven't read Food Freedom Forever because to be honest, the reviews pretty much indicate there is not a lot of new material if you've read the other books. I just need some direction, some help to maybe get me to figure out where my Tiger Blood is and why I still feel the strong desire to eat garbage foods that are detrimental to my health. Sorry for the long post and if you made it this far, thanks for reading!