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  1. LaughingSun

    Baking bacon

    Yay! I just made my first W30 “meal”... BACON!!! thanks for the great recipe!
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    RXBARS in Canada

    Or... Ottawa?!
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    Whole30 App?

    how about a W30 (approved) app to track food & symptoms? I'm pretty good at checking labels and learning what I can and can't eat... but I would love something where I could just go in daily, add the foods and drinks that I've had... and then go through a checklist of symptoms and check off those that I have. Then if I experience a different symptom, I can go in and look to see what I've recently eaten, etc... or at the end of the W30 I can see what's improved...
  4. hi all, I've been lurking in the shadows here for some time now... getting answers to the millions of questions I have and learning about all of the different journeys to be had. I won't go into details, but needless to say that I have a lot of illnesses that could *potentially* be fixed... or at least made better by a healthier diet. I've been gluten/dairy/corn/soy free for years now... only it hasn't seemed to help. lately, I've been on a major cheating binge... not so much the gluten... I'm still pretty strict with that... only 'allowing' for minimal amounts... like what you would find in broth, etc. I'm terrible with dairy... I have this love for CHEESE... corn, well I love it too... I've just been dealing with the symptoms... ignoring what I know all of that yuck is doing to my body. Because my symptoms didn't really get better, I've gotten into the mindset of "well, it didn't help, so why bother trying to eat healthily... why not just eat what I LIKE". Well, that's gotten me nowhere, I know it hasn't... and honestly, I'm not getting the same enjoyment from food that I always did in the past. So here and now, I'm OFFICIALLY making my commitment to start my first Whole30 on April 8th (we're out of town until the 5th and I want *some* time to prep lol). I've told lots of my friends... but I've done this before and fallen off the wagon. This time I'm determined... I've tried SO MANY things... if Whole30 doesn't work, I don't know what will!
  5. @jmcbn That's a GREAT list, thank you! I looked at that app, but it didn't have good reviews and it's $11... I especially don't want to spend the $$ if it's crappy. I'll use the lists and go from there Thanks!
  6. LaughingSun

    Dropping foods before Day 1?

    Thank you for asking this. I'm also going to start after Easter weekend, but am already gluten and soy free. I know I should also be dairy free so I've been thinking about starting this (as well as corn free) before... but I wasn't sure if it was a good idea. I feel awful all the time, so really it can't make me feel worse lol. I think I'll also read It Starts with Food as well before I start. Thanks again!
  7. I have fibromyalgia and IBS so I'll need to modify the basic Whole30. question about the low fodmaps... I've found a couple of lists, but they seem to say that eggs, red pepper and tomatoes are ok... but I thought those were no-nos... feedback please?
  8. LaughingSun

    Maple Syrup Hands.... what?

    Interesting , would like to see the source as well!
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    Ibs issues and perks

    Following... I’m in a similar boat, but I won’t be starting my (first) W30 after Easter so I have lots of time to figure out how what I’m going to eat.
  10. I have IBS, fibromyalgia and a bunch of other things. I’ve been gluten/dairy/corn and soy for a couple years, although I often cheat I’m going to start my first W30 round after Easter... but I was thinking I should probably do the low FODMAP version. I think tho, that I’ll be on my own, I don’t know anybody who does (or would try) W30 ☹️. I’m really hoping that I can find the support I need here to stay strong for the whole 30 days. Suggestions?