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  1. forkthis

    Why not start on a Wednesday?!

    Glad to hear you got the strep under control right away. I've had it a few times and it is NOT something to mess with. I'm not sure I'm doing this right! I think I'm eating a little too much. I don't really understand the meal template - for example, is it fat AND nuts AND olives in one meal? Or if you eat a small amount of nuts, should you use less fat? If you eat half of an avocado, should you not eat olives? I feel full for a long time after eating which is nice and I haven't been as tired today as I was last week, but not sure if that correlates to Day 6 expectations? I haven't wanted to "kill all things" yet, but maybe that's next!
  2. forkthis

    Why not start on a Wednesday?!

    @CGinDC Oh no! This sounds terrible! How are you feeling now?
  3. forkthis

    Why not start on a Wednesday?!

    Day one went well. This morning I picked up my coffee at Starbucks and walked straight to the counter and added half & half. I had to ask them to remake it! So close to slipping up already! I had an orange with my frittata this morning and it felt like cheating - it was so sweet. Also, my frittata had potato in it, so I'm worried maybe I'm eating too much carbs? But it's all compliant according to the rules. Since this is my first time, I'm trying to be really militant about the rules. I can't imagine trying to do this with kids/spouses! The temptation of their food around all the time would drive me crazy. Off to my dinner with friends... who needs wine anyway?
  4. forkthis

    Why not start on a Wednesday?!

    @CGinDC @emily.irl I'm excited to do this! Thanks for sharing your start day thoughts. I panicked today because put roasted peppers in my lunch salad and realized I forgot to check the label, but it was all good. I less afraid of cheating than I am of just making a mistake and forgetting that I'm not supposed to eat something! -Melissa
  5. Starting the program today for the first time. I'm a big foodie and home cook and I work in the food industry, so this is going to be a challenge as it will probably impact both my work and social life quite a bit. Luckily for me, my company makes compliant food (for the most part) and tasting is not an integral part of my role. I don't suffer from any specific medical conditions, but I hope to identify any food groups that may affect my allergies or be causing inflammation or digestive issues. I have had acid reflux and heartburn issues, so looking forward to potential positive change there. Oh, and of course, hoping for weight loss! I need to lose 30 pounds, so wanted to try the Whole30 as a way to kick off some healthy eating and exercise changes. I don't feel quite as prepared as I'd like to be, but I've got a few meals prepped and more in the queue. Plus, I have a plan to handle my first dinner with friends tomorrow night: Just say no to the wine, and yes to salmon and roasted veggies. Hope to connect with others starting today and share successes and support. Yay, Day 1!