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  1. Day 1 and struggling!

    Thank you all so much for your replies! I used olive oil thinking it would be light enough, but it wasn't specifically 'light tasting'. I will keep trying until I find one I like! @madness Good advice, I have definitely fallen into the trap of trying to find new, 'interesting' recipes when really I should just be doing the meals I normally cook but leaving out any non compliant ingredients. Tonight, much to my husband's delight, we are having steak!
  2. Day 1 and struggling!

    It is the end of the first day on my first whole 30 and according to the 'typical timeline' I shouldn't be finding it hard yet. Well I am! I've spent most of the afternoon trying to bargain a way out of it, even though I'm doing this totally voluntarily. My wonderful husband is doing it with me (with no desire to do it of his own accord haha) but after serving a flop of a dinner I'm feeling quite disheartened. I made chicken patties with homemade mayo and vegetables. Well - the potatoes were dry, the patties were tasteless and the mayo was disgusting. I swear I know how to cook! This may be the longest 30 days of my life.
  3. Starting 8/28 Excited

    How's everyone going? It's 1.30pm on the 28th here and to be honest I'm already grumpy about this whole thing! I've wanted to do this since the beginning of July but we had so many other commitments it had to be put off. Now I've sort of lost momentum. BUT I would like to have another baby and had gestational diabetes with my first, so I know I need to get my blood sugar under control before getting pregnant again.
  4. Can't eat big meals - okay to snack?

    Yup that sounds like it will work. Pretty much what I do already, leave half my meal and then come back to it later! Thanks for the advice.
  5. I have recently been diagnosed with endometriosis after finding a whole bunch of previous ailments return after the birth of my son (i.e. once the endometriosis came out of it's pregnancy nap). One of the things I've found with the endometriosis is that I get really tired when I eat, and I feel sick and have tummy troubles if I eat too much in one go. And by 'too much' I mean more than about half of a standard meal. Because of this I eat really frequently, every hour or so. I know that with the whole30 you're supposed to have three big meals, but in my current state it just isn't going to work for me. Is it something I should push through (and potentially be really, really hungry for 30 days), or is it okay to let myself have the extra snacks because I can't eat enough otherwise?