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  1. Today is day 9 of my second Whole30 (made it to day 25 the first time, so close enough) and I can honestly say I don't want any food anymore. I don't even want sugar. I'm to the point where if I could live without eating, I'd do it. I have cravings, but I don't even know what they're for. They're not for sugar because every time I think about eating sugar I get nauseous. I just don't know what to do. It's like I HATE food. Like I literally don't want to deal with food. I don't want to go grocery shopping, I don't want to cook, I don't want to eat, I don't even want to think about food anymore. What is going on?
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    Too much?

    Hi everyone. So I've been trying to start a Whole30 for a while now for one reason and one reason only: to conquer my sugar dragon. My goal is to quit sugar for long-term. I am a nutrition major and I know how incredibly awful sugar is for your body, so I want to make it a rare occasion only sort of thing. However, I'm finding it very difficult to do a fully compliant Whole30. Cutting sugar out of my diet is hard enough and I'm feeling very overwhelmed trying to do a complete Whole30 at the same time. It's giving me major anxiety if I'm being honest. On top of this, I am also currently going through some major life changes, so I have a lot on my plate already. My question is: should I just focus on cutting out sugar for right now, wait until my life settles down a little bit, and then do a Whole30?
  3. Hello everyone! I've almost completed a Whole30 before (made it to day 25!) and I would like to give it a second shot and do it the proper way this time. My first Whole30 attempt involved a lot of overeating of compliant foods. I don't know why I feel the urge to eat so much. I don't know if it's an actual hunger or if it's just because I have cravings for sugar and I can't satisfy them. I have a history with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating; in that order) and I am really hoping that Whole30 helps me improve my relationship with food. My struggles are mostly with sugar, it's my kryptonite. When I was struggling with anorexia and bulimia, I wouldn't allow myself desserts or sweets, and now it seems like I have no control over myself when it comes to it. It's like I restricted so much that I literally FEAR not allowing myself to have it. But it's only with sugar. I'm only 18 (19 in a few days) and I've struggled with some sort of ED since I was 15 (probably even before that), I'm just looking for some way to finally improve my relationship with food and not need/want it for any reason other than FUEL for my body. I turned to the Whole30 not only to help with my relationship with food, but to also help me discover my food intolerances and help heal my digestive system. My eating disorders completely messed up my digestive system and I seem to have some sort of negative reaction to almost EVERY food I put into my body. I'm hear asking for advice.... and guidance, I suppose. Do you think Whole30 is the right plan for me? How do I overcome the urge to binge on compliant foods and just food in general? Does anyone else struggle with the same thing? How do I finally learn that I don't need sugar in order to have a happy life? Should I do a Whole30 for longer than 30 days? I'm not sure if this is the right forum, or if anyone here can even help me, but I figured I'd give it a shot. So thank you in advance!
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    I would like to eat fruit as I personally believe it is a healthy food. Fruit digests very quickly, therefore if it is eaten with something that is digested slower (fat, protein) it has time to ferment and can cause digestive distress. I don't believe that eating fruit this way helps my digestion, but I do believe that it prevents the fruit from causing distress. Also, I'm not talking about high-sugar fruits like bananas or mangos, I'm mainly talking about berries so I think the effect on my blood sugar would be minimal.
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    Hey everyone! I have a question about fruit; on the Whole30 you aren't supposed to eat fruit by itself, your supposed to combine it with fat and/or protein, but I've heard that you should eat fruit by itself no later than 30 minutes before a meal and no sooner than 2-3 hours after a meal. I follow food combining rules to improve my digestion, and I believe in eating 1-2 small servings of low-sugar fruit everyday. If I were to eat them by themselves, would that negatively effect my Whole30? Thank you!
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    Hi everyone! So I've been trying to avoid eating nuts and seeds for the past 2 weeks (suspected they were giving me problems), but I had some almonds today as a snack (unexpected things happened, didn't have time to make/eat a proper lunch) and within 3-5 minutes later my heart starting racing and beating really hard, I got short of breath, and now I have a mild sore throat. Does this sound like some sort of allergy or sensitivity? If so, are almonds related to coconut at all because I believe I react to it as well. Thanks
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    Random sore throat some days

    You sound exactly like me! I've noticed a sore throat, along with other abnormal things, every time I eat coconut milk and nuts. I'm thinking it's some sort of allergy or intolerance. I'm trying to avoid them to see if it makes a difference, maybe you should too. Glad to know it's not just me!
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    What kind of fat can be added to soups? I'm trying to avoid nuts and coconut right now. Would meat count?
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    Hey everyone! I finished my Whole 30 and started introducing some foods, but I would like to go back to eating Whole30 for a little while longer (had some bad reintroductions; peanuts apparently aren't my friend). The problem is I really struggle with what to have for lunch. Throughout my Whole30 I found myself just having a green smoothie or some veggies with nuts because they were quick and could easily be thrown together in advance. I want to start eating an actual lunch but it has to be something I could make a batch of to last for a few days and take to work. I was thinking about making batches of soup and just taking that with me in a thermos. Would that be a good lunch? If not, do you have any suggestions? Thanks!
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    Sore throat?

    Hi everyone! I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not, but I've began the reintroduction phase and I'm noticing a moderately bad sore throat that I didn't have during Whole30. Could this be a sign of a food allergy or intolerance/sensitivity? Thanks!