NikayaSmith

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  1. NikayaSmith

    Reason to stop?

    I have tried to add foods back in. They make me too sick to work. Potatoes were one of the foods I missed most during my first 30 days so I tried eating some fried potatoes I made for my family. I was up most of the night with stomach cramps and couldn’t work the next day. Same when I added milk to my morning coffee and some cheese to my salad. All of these were days apart-not in the same day. I felt my choices were to stay on whole 30 or start strategically planning on eating off foods on Friday’s and days before days off so that I get what I needed but only got sick on days I was off work. Now I feel better about just always eating whole30! You found me the exact answer to question I was asking but couldn’t find on my own. THANK YOU.
  2. NikayaSmith

    Reason to stop?

    Oh, i forgot to say, I never meant to say that potatoes weren’t allowed. I just can’t eat a plain potato. so that means they weren’t an option for me!! Sorry if I messed that up.
  3. NikayaSmith

    Reason to stop?

    THANK YOU!!! That link is what I meant. Though there was a lot of information in there that I don’t understand it answered the question I was wondering. There’s no need for me to stop!! Thank you. I have heard that enzymes help some people. I haven’t been able to find them here. When I ask at stores, people don’t even know what I’m talking about. It’s like that with most whole30 things here. It’s all good.
  4. NikayaSmith

    Reason to stop?

    Cooking in butter is the only way I learned how to cook. So everything I ate before doing Whole30 wasn’t an option for me. I know fat is an important part of whole30 but I can’t find a whole30 option that I can eat. Olive oil, avocados, and coconut are all foods I can’t tolerate. Nuts are crazy expensive and I remember someone saying that they are really only a sometimes food. Any time I eat off foods I get stomach cramps so badly I can’t work. That’s why I’ve only tried cheese, milk, gluten free bread and once potatoes. I eat it at one meal. Get so sick I don’t eat for a couple of meals then go back to eating whole 30. I’m really not complaining or anything. I just know somewhere (that I can’t find though I have looked) I think I read something about not going over 100 days or something. My whole 30 hasn’t been successful, but at this point I don’t think coming off is an option and I was just wondering if there was literature about that. I don’t think I’m explaining myself very well. I’m sorry.
  5. NikayaSmith

    Reason to stop?

    Whenever I eat anything that is not whole30 compliant I get very sick so I’m just sticking to my regular meals. I’m just trying to figure out if I should eat the food anyway. I don’t think I’m saying it right. @slc_melissa I haven’t found any fat options that work for me. That’s why I only eat ground meat. It’s not an issue any more I don’t miss foods I’m just trying to make sure it’s okay keep going and not eat noncompliant foods. Like, is there a reason to eat grains or potatoes or dairy or beans? When I get tired of th ground meat all it takes is one baked chicken breast and I’m thankful for the ground meat again. Lol I’m not complaining about th program AT ALL. I have definitely found a place to work from. I’m just trying to make sure i didn’t miss anything.
  6. NikayaSmith

    Reason to stop?

    I’m sure this is covered somewhere and I have missed it. I’m sorry. I tried searching the forum and the internet before posting. Is there a dietary reason to stop doing whole30? Every time I eat anything off plan I get very ill and I’m thinking I will just stay Whole 30. I just want to make sure I didn’t miss something somewhere that’s says it’s bad to just keep going. I don’t eat or don’t know how to cook a lot of the foods on whole 30 so my diet is restricted beyond that of what whole 30 suggest. Ground turkey, ground beef, and vegetables only. Occasionally I make a baked chicken breast but they are so horrible that I can only make myself do that once or twice a month. I just want to make sure I didn’t miss a resource. I’ve not read the books and only have the website as a source. Also, I’m on a phone and I know there’s some things not available on phones so I’m sorry about that too. I realize I’m not speaking with doctors and dietitians. I’m not asking anyone to tell me what to do. I’m just asking if there is a resource that says it’s bad to not stop. Thank you so much. And I hope that made sense.
  7. NikayaSmith

    Best way to mess up

    The person who introduced me to whole 30 and gave me my very first list of foods not to eat is the person who told me it was an unbreakable rule to only eat three meals a day just like all the other rules were unbreakable. I had no idea you were supposed to eat every 4-5 hours because that is at least four meals a day and five for most adults depending on how many hours they sleep. I never ever saw that anywhere. I will absolutely not be going off plan and adding foods if I can eat a fourth meal. Now that I know that is an option, which I thought was what I said, that is what I will be doing. I’m sorry I wasn’t clear. I was not asking what food I should add back in. I knew if i was going to it would be 1/4 to 1/2 a serving of low nutrient grain one meal a day. I was just trying to decide which would be the better foul. Now that I know that I was supposed to be eating four or more meals a day I consider myself back on day one as of today. Hopefully, 3rd time is a charm and this time I will do a real whole30. April 26th falls just after my birthday and that would be a good present to me!! Thanks you everyone for the advice.
  8. NikayaSmith

    Best way to mess up

    I don’t see any reason to stop doing whole 30 since I’ve not been successful yet. I just need to know which is worse. Or which is better. Does that make sense? I’d rather not add in any of the bad foods but got told quite sternly in the beginning that eating more than three meals a day was a huge no no. Unless I misunderstood. Which is totally possible.
  9. NikayaSmith

    Best way to mess up

    I know this question will highly upset some people but I don’t know what else to do except ask. I need to know what is the best way to not do the perfect whole30. I’ve been on since February 5th. Every problem I’ve encountered has lead to more foods being cut out. Stomach issues - cut cauliflower. Headaches - cut nightshades. I’ve done it. I’ve not had a drop of sugar, no dairy, or a single grain of any kind in nearly two months. What has happened is that I am down to so few foods I’m cobstantly hungry. I have my eggs for breakfast. Lunch and dinner are the same every day because I’ve only found two recipes that I can cook that are in compliance. The hunger pains at night are enough to bring me to tears because it’s so many hours without food. My question is this. Would it be worse to eat more than three meals a day - a big no no on whole 30 or would it be worse to add a food that is on the no list? I am willing to accept after all this time that I cannot do the perfect whole 30. THE PROBLEM IS ME; NOT the program. But I really believe if I just mess up one little thing (either add more food or add one bad food) it’s still better than not doing any whole30. I would not add sugar or dairy. I would most likely find some kind of grain with little to no nutritional value and add about 1/4 - 1/2 a serving to one meal a day. OR I would add a fourth meal at night just to combat hunger. Which of these would be the least bad option? Yes, I know this is not what I’m supposed to do. I’m truly just trying to make the best decision. Thanks so much for any suggestions. It is really appreciated.
  10. NikayaSmith

    Extreme gas

    Carrots yes!!!!! I forgot about carrots. But no. I’ve never heard of winter squash and I only know beets as a canned vegetables.
  11. NikayaSmith

    Extreme gas

    @Brewer5 thank you so much for all the info!!! I’ll try to respond to everything So far boiled cauliflower and Brussel sprouts are the only two vegetables I’ve figired out how to cook according to whole30 rules and me still be able to eat it. I mean I add onion, mushroom, and canned tomatoes to my meat, but those are the only two side vegetables I’ve been eating for two meals a day for nearly two weeks. So basically, I guess that explains the gas. I’m trying new things as I can afford them but am just struggling to find any I can eat. I’ve not given up trying though!!! The reason my first whole30 failed was because due to circumstances beyond my control, three meals in a row unexpectedly had to be eaten out on day six and seven. My choices were to go off whole 30 or not eat for those three meals. It was a very unusual set of circumstances that i don’t see repeating any time soon. i was only off plan for the third one because that restaurant literally had nothing that was allowed. While I don’t consider it a big deal, the plan doesn’t allow for any slippage so my day eight became day one second attempt. I hope that makes sense. Someone shared a list of carb dense vegetables on another Question and I had only heard of white potato, sweet potato, and pumpkin. Of those three I only eat white potatoes. And the only way I’ve figured out how to cook a white potato according to the rules is bake it and since I can’t put butter and sour cream on it, I’ve not been eating any carbs either. I have no idea what most of the other vegetables on the chart are. I had never heard of most of them in my life. I definitely wouldn’t know how to cook them considering I can’t figure out how to cook the vegetables I am familiar with. Lol. Once I can do that, I will start trying vegetables I’ve never heard of. Lol As of now I have no source of fat. I can’t find one that I can tolerate besides nuts and I’ve not been eating them since I ran out last week. I don’t plan on buying more now. I’m still researching fats but it’s a huge learning curve for me. I read a paragraph then spend a half hour looking up words or ideas just so I can understand it. I’m still working on finding a good source of fat. Again, I’ve not given up!!! I’ve just not had any success YET! Still trying.
  12. NikayaSmith

    Extreme gas

    Thank you so much for confirming. I didn’t need to make things worse! Lol I don’t know why, but I just can’t stand the taste or texture of olive oil. That’s why I can’t figure out how to cook vegetables and keep eating the same ones over and over. I also don’t like the favor of coconut. Or sweet potatoes. lol. Both of them make me gag. Same with avocados. I need to find new vegetables and I definitely need to figure out a way to cook veggies, but I really think finding fat is just as important. Supposedly that will help with the hunger as well as the constipation. Im going to try the abdominal massage tonight. Thanks so much!!
  13. NikayaSmith

    Extreme gas

    Thank you all sooooo much. So many ideas to try!!! I looked up the supplements but couldn’t find ingredient lists online. I will look in my stores, but honestly, I do not trust my label reading skills yet. I could definitely reheat veggies for breakfast and will try that for a week to see if that helps. The only reason I hadn’t been doing that was in an attempt to get some variety. I’ve only figured out how to cook cauliflower and Brussels according to whole30 rules Lol. My budget limits me to trying one new thing a week because throwing away food is the same as throwing away money. Ive thrown away more food since starting this than i ever have, so I’ve got be careful money wise. I can’t spend too much money on something until I know I’m goinf to be able to eat it. Ive been focused on finding a fat source I can tolerate, but I will alternate. Try a new veggie this week. Search for a fat source next week. My morning protein is three boiled eggs. The Only fat source I’ve found so far that I can tolerate is nuts. But In another question someone said nuts shouldn’t be eaten every day. Plus they are too expensive for me to buy enough for me to eat every day. The flavor of oil, olives, avocados, and coconut is just more than I can handle. I’ve been researching and looking for fat options. Just so that I am positive. Is my body the clock and it’s facing away from me. That would mean I would start at my stomach and go toward my left arm and down then go toward the right arm and up. I definitely don’t want to do it the wrong way!!!! That would be hilarious if I made he problem worse trying to fix it. Thank you all so much. Here is my current action plan based on your responses. 1 Look for supplements 2 Try to cook a new vegetable every other week 3 try to find a new fat source every other week. 4 try abdominal massage (after confirming direction lol) 5 stop eating raw veggies yall are awesome!!
  14. NikayaSmith

    Extreme gas

    I assumed that I wasn’t eating enough fiber since I can’t go to the bathroom. I’m only going like two or three times a week and it’s super painful. Ive worked very hard to up my water to 60 oz. I’m going to try to keep adding but since I don’t have a job where I can go to the bathroom whenever I want to, only at acheduled breaks, I’m not sure I will ever get to the recommended 100 oz a day. I will look up cruciferous vegetables. I haven’t found a way to incorporate fat yet. I’m still trying to find a source of fat I can tolerate. Thank you. I’m off to research what you said.
  15. NikayaSmith

    Extreme gas

    Thank you so much. My breakfast veggies are raw because I don’t have time to cook in the morning. That is half a cucumber, half a green pepper, five radishes, one celery stick, four cherry tomatoes and enough baby carrots so the whole bunch fills a quart size zipper bag (so just a few carrots but I don’t usually count). My lunch and dinner alternate between two meals. I either bake a pound and a half of chicken or brown a pound and a half of burger. To the meat I add one can of diced tomatoes, half an onion, one small box of mushrooms, and one bag of spinach. That makes four meals (split over two days of lunch and dinner) Then I have a side of two cups of vegetables. Either Brussel sprouts or cauliflower. I upped my water drinking to almost 60 oz in a day, after that was recommended to help with constipation. I’m definitely going to be batbroom more, but it’s only to pee. No change on the constipation front. Thank you so much!