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  1. HI, I started the whole 30 in June and finished up 2 days before a week long family reunion/vacation. I didn't weigh before , during or after but I have gone down a size which is a thrill. I love that my sleeves are looser and all my shirts are loser around the middle. I am staying off the scale as it either makes me less vigilant if I have lost weight, or depresses me if I haven't lost weight. I discovered IBS along the way as I increased my fruits and vegetables. I learned about FODMAP and reducing certain foods helped quite a bit. I took the occasion of my vacation to dip my foot in testing some food items. My findings were Red Wine does not bother me a bit (Yay!) , I didn't react well to Brie cheese and/or Mozzarella and I'm definitely staying gluten free. I also sampled gluten free vodka and I did not feel well so staying away from that. Currently I am following the Whole30 rules with the exception of the occasional glass of red wine. I still have quite a bit of pain in my joints(head to toe) and my psoriasis is still active but I have more good days than bad. I am hoping that if I stay on this on a somewhat permanent basis I will reduce the inflammation which has been building for decades. I don't think I can expect it to go away in 30 days :-) All in all, I feel great about what I have learned. Now I am working on my husband to get on the bandwagon. :-)
  2. Greetings. I started the Whole30 on June 13 so I am on day 14. I have a lot of energy in the mornings and this weekend I got a lot done around the house between 6:30 -10 am. A little drowsy in the afternoon but I really did kick some butt in the morning so I guess I earned it. Having lots of general inflammation going on right now with my arthritis which I am attributing to the day 9 bloating syndrome which seems to be hanging around a bit. Other than that I feel like my clothes are looser and i feel generally pretty relaxed. My next challenge is a week of camping starting tomorrow. I've been loading the trailer fridge with good eats so I hope I soldier through OK. I will be around a lot of beer drinking campers so I have plenty of sparkling water on hand. Thanks and I've enjoyed reading all your posts! Cindy L
  3. HI Robyn, This is a little late but I would consider maybe removing the cashews and see how you feel? They are a little different from other nuts and it is possible you could be allergic.