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deviin22 last won the day on April 6 2018

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  1. deviin22

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    I totally second the Chocolate Chili from Mel Joulwan! I made it twice the last time, I might have to make that this weekend. I served mine over some butternut squash or roasted sweet potatoes. It was DELISH!
  2. deviin22

    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hey guys, I started my whole30 on 1/2, but made a decision to restart when I remembered a wedding I had on 1/5. It's weird because my first two whole30's nothing and no one could get me to deviate from my plan, but I felt like I would be ok just starting over this time. I actually had monday off from work so I re-started 1/8. I did my shopping again and have meals planned for the next couple of days and the weekend. This round it feels like my heart is just not in it, but I lost 50 lbs last year and gained about 15 back, I do not want to slide back that far so this is necessary to get me back to eating healthy.
  3. deviin22

    First Timer

    Hi Kaylee! I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 27 years old. I did my first whole30 at 29 and I have greatly reduced my symptoms by following a low carb, clean eating diet. Whole30 helped me get there. I had tried so many diets before I knew I had PCOS that seemed to work for everyone else and not for me. I did not lose as much weight during my first 2 rounds of whole30 as most people, but I did lose SOME weight which was huge for me. Even better were the none scale victories like clearer skin, a smaller stomach, less anxiety, improved sleep, and regulation of my hormones. I hope this helps you as much as it helped me. You can do it! You have to give it the full 30 days though, so don't give up!
  4. deviin22

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    Day 2 is going well so far. I really don't mind having almost the same thing for breakfast every day, so I usually just do hard boiled eggs and veggies. I have an apple and maybe some almond butter for a mid morning snack. I take a late lunch and usually do tuna, chicken sausage, or grilled chicken & some sort of vegetable/salad. I bought some potatoes, but I'm trying to limit carbs this time around. I love finding easy, microwavable, quick snacks and meals that I can put together. One of the biggest things that I learned in round 1 is that food is fuel. If you're not hungry enough to eat boiled chicken and steamed broccoli, you're not that hungry. It's helped me with my cravings and made me more mindful of my snacking. This is my third round of Whole30 so I am a lot more relaxed about it. I have emergency RX bars in my purse so I don't have to scramble and find things, I found all sorts of compliant goodies at target, wegmans, and market basket that I know I can have. Just looking forward to the middle of this round to start sleeping better, feeling less anxious, and being more focused. I'm not portion controlling, but I do write down what I eat to make sure I'm getting a good balance and that I eat enough in general. Already on day 2 - 28 days to go!
  5. deviin22

    January 2 Start Date! Anyone else?

    I'm starting today, too! This will be my third Whole30 and I am excited to reset. It has helped me tremendously the past two times. Candidly, I did not prepare well for this round. I didn't use that as an excuse and hustled to the grocery store before work to get some quick grab supplies. Excited for that tiger blood again! :)
  6. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Heading into the final week! Making chocolate chili tonight for dinner. hope everyone is well and thriving!
  7. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Half way through! I am experiencing some serious food boredom. I am going to try to make something new this week and maybe buy some new spices. How’s everyone else doing?
  8. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Day 10 - bought some SuperSeedz Sea salt Pumpkin Seeds the other day and they are SO GOOD! I mainly just sprinkle them on salads or have a spoonful with my breakfast. My most favorite "treat" is a sliced Koru apple with crunchy almond butter and cinnamon. It tastes so good, I forget that it's compliant! The bloat is starting to go, but that initial energy I felt took a dip the past couple of days. I know that it'll turn back up again probably by the end of this week. Hope everyone is doing well and please share any tips or hacks that you've learned to make Whole30 part of your daily routine! I am excited for dinner tonight because I am roasting a chicken with lemon, onion, garlic, and rosemary with baby red potatoes. Thinking maybe spinach or green beans to go with it, we'll see!
  9. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    @Hope4Overcomers if you are hungry, eat. Just make sure it’s compliant and try to eat more during your next meal. You shouldn’t go hungry.
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I spoke too soon. I had a dream last night that I ate a granola bar and when I was half way through realized that it had dairy AND sugar in it. I woke up really thinking that I had broken the rules and was debating on whether or not to restart.
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    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Omg! The horror!
  12. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    I hope this works for you! The testimonials are great to read if you need inspiration to stay on track. Just give yourself 30 days and see what happens!
  13. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Today was super hard. My friend invited me to the movies. The only compliant snack they had there were some cashews and almonds. I was starving because It was lunch time. Luckily, I had anticipated this and brought orange slices and come cucumber slices. I also brought my orange vanilla seltzer. Popcorn is one of my favorite foods, so I knew I’d be tempted. I made it through - although I wish I remembered to bring my Lara bar in because I was hungry!
  14. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Wow, I can’t believe how many responses this post got, I didn’t get any the last time I did W30! You are all so great for supporting eachother. For anyone still getting used to this, just know that it will get easier and you sort of start to ENJOY prepping your food and trying new recipes. Some essentials for me are: hardboiled eggs- I do 6 at a time so I always have them on hand for a quick breakfast. The easiest way to make them is to boil for 1 minute and then cover for 12-15 minutes. They come out perfect every time! frozen veggies - just discovered frozen riced veggies made by green giant! I like them because I don’t have to worry about them going bad if I don’t use them right away and they are ready in 5-6 minutes. Lara Bars/RX Bars- I try to use these for emergencies only. I keep them in my purse, my desk at work, and at home. Chicken/turkey meatballs- there are so many different recipes on Pinterest for these. I end up making a double batch and freeze the extras so I have them available. Fruit- I only have fruit once per day, usually with breakfast. However, if I’m hungry after lunch and dying to snack on some chocolate or office cake- I find that handful of blueberries or an apple with almond butter and cinnamon cures that. Chicken sausage- always read the ingredients, but these are awesome to have for a quick dinner. They cook in 10-12 minutes and are a good alternative to cookout food like hot dogs or meat that was marinated in non compliant ingredients. Seltzer water & tea- make sure you check the labels though! Some teas have soy in them or sweetners. products I have in my fridge and pantry are: tessamaes dressing, compliant mustard, primal kitchen mayo, tomato paste, compliant chicken or vegetable broth, coconut milk, almond flour, coconut oil, olive oil, coconut aminos, and ghee. Another huge inspiration for me is following Whole30 people on Instagram. I am a huge fan of NoCrumbsLeft and a few other bloggers. They are always posting great tips. We’ve got a few stages to go through, but remember that making the decision to do this was huge. I hope everyone makes it through and gets to feel that awesome Tiger blood! If you mess up, start again! No judgement
  15. deviin22

    4/2/2018 Starting Whole30

    Also, there is a tomato basil turkey meatloaf recipe on Pinterest that was SO GOOD and was super simple to make. I had it for dinner and made 3 work lunches with the leftovers. I had it with green beans and half a sweet potato