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  1. quitequaint

    Day 31- First meals?!

    Mmmm that sounds so delicious! I'm definitely holding back and being very careful about sugar/dessert because my sugar dragon was savage and it's finally quieted down. I had to restart my whole30 but in between attempts, I somewhat splurged on dessert, coffee, and croissants. Like you said, I definitely didn't realize how good I was feeling until I felt BAD. Haha. It's funny how that works. I'm mostly following the W30 reintro guide: starting with legumes, then soy separately, GF grains, dairy (maybe splitting this up as well), and grains (which I already know I have a problem with but I'm still curious).
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    Re-introduction phase

    GUHH pasteis de nata! Good call.
  3. quitequaint

    Day 31- First meals?!

    What did you decide on having? I'm starting re-intro of legumes tomorrow (sans soy) and am just going to add some peanut butter& apple to my usual breakfast. Then mainly have lentil soups the rest of the day.
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    Wait to restart Whole30?

    Unfortunately not, but thank you for the idea. I can't have food in my room and I'm not even allowed to eat meat inside the dining hall (they request you eat it outside). I'm going to just opt for option 1 as I think it will be the least stressful route for me.
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    Wait to restart Whole30?

    I recently found out that my probiotics have been non-compliant, so I am on Day 2 of my restart (would've been Day 24). However, I will be attending a 7-night meditation retreat at the end of February and the tail-end of my Whole30 Restart. They serve vegetarian meals largely based on soy (tofu) and legumes and likely cruciferous vegetables (which I'm also avoiding). Here is an outline of their meal plan. They can cater to gluten-free and dairy-free and have a refrigerator and microwave available for supplemental food. However, I am not allowed to re-heat/cook any meat in the microwave. I have also been advised by my acupuncturist (who I'm seeing for alopecia, digestion, and general well-being and has been my catalyst for doing Whole30) to avoid cold/raw foods, so I haven't been eating salads. This leaves me with two options... 1) Loosely follow Whole30 (meaning I'll occasionally eat out at a restaurant or have a drink with friends, but comply otherwise and not stress out too much about it) until my retreat; eat the standard meals offered at the retreat (except for gluten, dairy); continue with a solid Whole30 afterwards so I could do an official reintroduction. What concerns me with this is the possibility of me getting burnt out and possibly not following through to the end/reintroduction (it would be three months of being mentally consumed by Whole30 by the time I actually finish a straight 30-days). I'm also afraid of reintroducing all these grains, soy/legumes, etc. at the retreat and it being a shock to my system that will leave me feeling ill all week. 2) Continue my restart right now and just deal with living off of boiled eggs, salads, tuna, deli meat, other cold foods during the whole retreat week; Do the reintroduction as soon as I get back. The downside of this is that I'm afraid of worrying too much about meal planning & compliant food during my retreat, where I'm intentionally trying to focus on restoring my mental and emotional well-being. I am also just a downright picky eater (I prefer "foodie." Ha!) and I much prefer full-blown delicious meals than to throwing together random protein/vegetables/cold staples. What would you do if you were me? Please help!
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    Day 22 and I just realized my mistake.

    Thank you for the encouraging words, and good luck with your Whole60! I think it's great how honest you're being with your motivations for food choices.
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    Day 22 and I just realized my mistake.

    After I wrote my post, I got into my car and headed to my local gluten-free bakery. Half-way there, I realized I really didn't need a pastry. My craving had subsided, so I immediately turned back around. I took a walk around my neighborhood instead and just being outside helped. That was a major win for me against my relentless sugar dragon! My habits truly are changing, slowly but surely, and I can't give up now! Thank you so much for your support.
  8. I am on Day 22 and am feeling very upset and very defeated. I'd been taking probiotics for the past couple of months in an effort to treat chronic BV. Today, I decided to research a new brand because I feel the current one isn't working enough. At the beginning of Whole30, I had cleared out my fridge and cupboards and re-read all my labels, but for SOME REASON I didn't check the probiotics! I looked at them today and right there on the label it read, "CONTAINS: MILK AND SOY." My heart sank. Yesterday I had already hit the wall of "food boredom," but woke up this morning determined I'd get past it. This, I obviously can't get past though. I put so much time and energy into planning and cooking and avoiding certain social situations and researching restaurants. I just feel extremely disappointed and discouraged! I really didn't want to fail at this. I was initially considering a Whole60, but now I just want to go out for a cup of coffee (which I'd also given up) and a pastry to soothe myself before starting another Whole30 next week. Man, what a bummer. I needed to let that all out; Thank you for reading. (Also, sorry if this is the wrong forum. I wasn't sure where to put it.)
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    Filipino Whole30 Eats

    i'm so happy this thread was resurrected! so many recipes i want to try.
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    Day 12 and Still Bloated

    Thanks for your help! I'll try that.
  11. Before Whole30, I would experience bloating whenever I ate gluten. This would last 2-3 days and then go away. But since starting Whole30, I've been bloated every single day.. mainly after every meal, it seems! I'm wondering if there's something I'm eating that is wrong or if my gut is still repairing itself after all the on-again-off-again I've been doing with a gluten-free diet? I used to eat a lot of carbs and sugar and coffee, and I haven't had any since starting. I have been eating a lot of cauliflower rice (I miss rice!) but after what I found from doing a thread search, I didn't have any today and haven't seen a difference.. perhaps I should wait longer though. I've also started drinking more water because I have a tendency to not do so enough. I read a few mentions in threads about digestive enzymes and am wondering if it's really necessary. I take 2 probiotics daily and try to add kimchi here and there. I have regular bowel movements, though the stool can vary hard to soft. I've always found this happens when I eat a lot of meat. Here is a link to a detailed Whole30 Log I keep. (I figure it would be easier to read in that format, but I can copy& paste a few days worth of meals too if that's best.) I don't eat cold foods besides fruit & kimchi, and I cook/reheat my meals with either coconut oil, ghee, evoo, or avocado oil but I don't specify this in the log. I'll have a handful of nuts or coconut flakes if I still feel hungry shortly after a meal but for the most part, my meals last me 4-5 hours. They are larger portions than I'm used to and am also wondering if it's possible to gain weight during Whole30?
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    Heavy Cream Substitute?

    thanks for the help, everyone~!
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    Heavy Cream Substitute?

    Great. Thank you!
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    Heavy Cream Substitute?

    I'm interested in cooking this fennel leek potato soup recipe and am wondering if there's anything I can use for a heavy cream substitute. I know the heavy cream is optional, but I'm seeking that velvety texture. Sorry if this question has been asked a billion times. The search button for the forum is covered by the social media links/logos, and I can't seem to use it. Is there a search link a mod can send me to use? Leek, Potato, and Fennel Soup with Bacon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 leeks, tender white parts with a little green only, thinly sliced 1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 large potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and chopped into small dice 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock Salt to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional) 1/4 pound (4 strips) extra-thick bacon Fresh chives, snipped, to garnish
  15. Ok, I'll admit... YESTERDAY was supposed to be my start day but the first thing I did when I woke up was finish my leftover birthday moon pie. Then I spent the rest of the day munching on Kit Kat bars my friend had gifted me. Needless to say, my sugar cravings are going to be my main battle over the next 30 days. I've been trying to wean off sugar for years with no success. I just turned 31, am single, live by myself, am under-employed, and meditation has become a major part of my self-care. I started seeing an acupuncturist for health concerns last month and she sent me a list of diet/nutrition suggestions to help. I realized it was similar to Whole30, so I am using Whole30 as my guideline (the big difference for me right now is that I can't have coffee and there's a big chance this will need to turn into a Whole90). I woke up this morning already with a craving for coffee and something sweet! This is going to be tough for me, but I am very excited to see what the light at the end of the tunnel will look like. I know my body is capable of healing and feeling better, and am fully committed to becoming more attuned to what I really need versus my body's reactions and desires. That being said, I am hella scared. Thank you for reading, and looking forward to the next month with ya'll!