Chati

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  1. Chati

    Practical newbie seeking advice

    Hi there. Good for you on doing the research and planning for your next 30 days food experiment. I´d say don´t worry about it too very much and keep it simple till you´re ready for a little more adventure in the kitchen. I like cooking ( although I do sometimes get a bit fed of of being in the kitchen LOL ) but I am away from home all day so I tend to batch cook and freeze. A slow cooker is a great help, even for popping in a couple of sweet potatoes so they are ready when you get home from work or get up in the morning. I´ve done quite a few roasts, pulled pork etc. Enough veg in the steamer to last me a few meals and maybe some sauces / dressings such as salsa or mayo to liven up the dish. If you find your self having the headaches, bloating, gasses and tiredness at the beginning, hang on in there. It´s worth it. I had all that and didn´t start to feel really good till a few days ago ( I´m on day 25) although I haven´t had much problem with cravings or hunger all through it. This is my third attempt with a long long time in-between and many different forms of eating. I can say now that this way of eating seems to be what suits me best. I think maybe the first time I concentrated too much on the protein aspect and ended up very sick of meat and fish. I´ve done it differently this time and although I am eating meat and fish it´s in smaller amounts whilst eating more veg and although not a lot of fruit more than I normally do. I feel I am learning a lot about my body and relationship with food. It´s about time I can tell you. ! I´ve been trying to get it sorted for way too many years. LOl I wish you a great 30 days and that you´ll be feeling great very soon. xx
  2. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Hi everyone Sorry crisbran, Can help you with the lack of sleep. I hope it improves for you soon. I have a herbal tea I take which has Valerian, rose, licorice not sure if anything else. It's a " relaxing tea " and has helped me in the past. Well done on avoiding nuts. Creamer with dates ? never heard of that but well done for avoiding it too. lol Amy - Sorry it's been hard for you the last few days (anyone else too ) I have to say I went to the supermarket yesterday evening. I was hungry and I was drooling over everything I shouldn't. I managed to walk out with just the eggs and carrots I went in for but it was hard going. mmf - Hope you feel more energetic soon. Yay you on the jeans Myself, I'm feeling pretty good today and slim which feels quite nice. Have a good day everyone. xx
  3. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Tough one Justin. Well done for sticking to your guns. Nothing much to say actually. I'm back on track with the emotions and don't feel bloated anymore Have a good day everyone. xx
  4. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Hello everyone, I´m still here just had a busy weekend. Very pleased I managed to stay on plan even though we had friends round and, well, they weren´t " on plan" I was feeling really great last week although I had slight headaches but today I´ve had all the symptoms rolled into one, Tired, weepy, Kill all things hit me hard ! bloated... Oh my I hope I don´t feel like this tomorrow. Not really enjoying eating the last two days but still determined to carry on. Have a good evening everyone and well done. We´re into the second week. xx
  5. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    mmf3759 - I'm feeling pretty good myself. Lot better mood than I've been in for a long time and more steady and even all through the day. All good eh. Hope it keeps up. I do get a little "light headed" such as right now and I've been waking up with a slight headache but nothing I can't cope with. I presume you mean Sweet potato when you say grilled potatoes ? jmb7 - Thats a long drive ! oh wow. Hey ! Day 5 ! This is an achievement for me I'm ashamed to admit. lol Have a good one everyone.
  6. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Hi everyone, Lizzi - Take care of that foot. Jazmin - Welcome. Justine - Hope you're feeling better today. Volz you too. Had to smile at you're post. Sorry guys, memory does't go back so far but I've read all the posts and I'm glad to be here sharing with you all. ( just need to go and look at that recipe. Sounds delish ) I"m feeling pretty good today. Struggled a little with the " something sweet " craving last night but got through it. Have a good day everyone. xx
  7. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Hi there Dwatrous. good for you and hope this helps. Justin - I'm the opposite to you. I feel less heavy and don't need " helping along" . Too much protein not enough veggies maybe ? Up at 2 am !!!
  8. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    I'm right behind you mhenderson. ( although I should be a little in front. ) I'm feeling pretty good today although the slight headache is still there. I actually feel "slim" or should I say I don't feel bloated. Hardly surprising as I too spent last week eating lots of carbs and sugar so giving my body a rest is bound to make it feel better. There are recomendations for pre and post workout on the meal planning mmf. Protein and fat pre workout and carb dense veg and easy digestible protein post work out. ( something like that. ) I haven't taken a lot of notice of that bit to be honest. I admit to being a little lazy in that aspect of exercise and prefer walking and Qi Gong. Have a good day everyone. xx
  9. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Hi everyone. KayKay - That´s encouraging to read. Had to smile about your hubby. Sounds like you´re going to have fun. Mhenderson - I´ve done ok and I´m glad to be started. I´ve felt a little weird today but not too bad. Crisbryan. - It will be interesting to see how you do with that inflamation. Everyone - The day is just about over for me here in Europe. I hope the day is going well for everyone and see you tomorrow. xx
  10. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    I struggle with not having my cup of tea with a little milk Justin. Rotten coworkers ! lol. My co worker is my husband and he's good at eating more or less the same as me ( apart from Meal 1 hehe. He can't get his head round that ) BUT he does like his cereal bars. Normally I'm not tempted but sometimes I've attacked them just because they were there and I was having a "sweet craving" Maybe I should tell him to hide them.
  11. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Morning. I was ok yesterday. I actually expected more headache after having eating bread and chocolate galore over the Easter break. I still need to get my self organised with menu plans and shopping. Iḿ looking forward to sharing this and very much want to accomplish the Whole30 . My aim is to eventually cut out bread and sugar for good. We'll see about the rest. xx
  12. Chati

    Starting April 6th

    Hi, I thought I'd already posted here but can't see it. I'd love to join you all. Just started a second attempt today. ( Last time was over a year ago I think ) I think I'm more prepared physically and mentally this time. Look forward to sharing. xx
  13. Chati

    Monday April 6 start!

    Me too please. Need to make a better menu plan and shopping list but I've started today. Would love to share with you all.
  14. Chati

    Whole30 Day 6 - Nothing Significantly Better

    Hi Alli, Read back what you´ve wrote and give you´re self a big pat on the back. Well done you on keeping away from that coke and choccy. I reckon you´ll soon start feeling much better I really do. I myself am feeling pretty good. I feel slimmer. I go out like a light at night and sleep the night through and I feel my mood is much more even. I struggled a little today and I´ll have a housefull tomorrow. A family get together which is always focused on eating and drinking. I don´t think I´m going to find it easy but I´m determined to stick with it. Yep. I want to go to bed tomorrow feeling proud and sleeping well. I must keep that in mind.