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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!
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    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.
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    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!
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    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!
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    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! :)