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Everything posted by NoreenM62

  1. Hi all. I hope everyone is hanging in there. I made one of @Pearlgirl2017 's suggestions last night: It was excellent. Delicious and so filling. Tonight is grilled steak with salad and potato--a good ol' standby when I don't feel much like chopping
  2. Hi all! I hope everyone on this thread is doing okay with their Whole30's. I am just checking in to say I am still in this! I did have to do a restart, however, so I am on day 3 today. A friend of mine lost her husband suddenly and I went to stay with her over the weekend, without bringing anything (food wise) along to help me. Needless to say, I succumbed to temptation. @Twig1124, thanks for sharing your recipe for the sweet treat with the coconut milk etc. Dates and bananas do have the ability to sate my sweet tooth. Like you said, eating on this protocol really is delicious and fair
  3. Thanks, @Twig1124. I am located outside of Boston, MA. I like how you shared that the reason(s) for doing this express differently for each of us. For me, sugar is my nemesis and one of the things I love about Whole30 is how I feel without sugar. Its a bit of a detox feeling the first few days/week but if I can stick it out that long, its so rewarding to gain dominion over a substance that I abuse and that is basically killing me. And shocking, too, to realize, once I get over the bumps in the beginning, that I don't really miss it. Thanks, @pearlgirl2017 for the water reminder! It helps
  4. Hi everyone. 59 yo here gearing up for a September Whole30--woohoo!! This will be my 3rd go round, my most recent one being last September. September feels like a good time to me to dive into it all as it often sets the tempo for the fall and, sometimes even, the winter. My first W30 was back in 2018 when I stuck to the guidelines for the whole 30 days, lost over 10 pounds and felt so good, I continued on it for a couple additional months. My last round, I wasn't as stringent about staying on topic and, well, I got out of it what I put into it Thanks, Pearlgirl2017, for sharing that reci
  5. HI Rachel97 and welcome to the Whole30. I can relate to your nervousness. I too am slave to my cravings. Mainly for sugar and sugary things, especially chocolate, and the quick energy it gives me. What I have found with the Whole30 is that it takes those cravings away. Yes, the first couple of days are probably the toughest as it relates to cravings but I suggest being as prepared as you possibly can be, especially in those first days, for cravings by having alternatives on hand--cut up fruits and vegetables, make a soup, have some sparking waters on hand. When a craving came up in the b
  6. Hi LAG315: I am writing regarding your skin rash. Have you considered getting a 5 day patch test? I did and learned that my skin rash was ACD - allergic contact dermatitis - and that I was allergic to a laundry list of items that occur in every day items. For instance, I am allergic to benzyl alcohol which is in all sorts of things, including certain make ups, shampoos and other hair care items, cleaners and perfume. Once I began eliminating those things that I was allergic to, my rash got better. As to your question on your Whole30, I will leave that to the experts on here, as I am not
  7. Hi, Just want to claim my seat in the March W30. I started 3/2 so am on Day 8. This is my 2nd go round--first was in 2018 when I followed it for almost 3 months and lost 19 pounds. Hello and happy trails to all who are on this March journey with me!
  8. Schrodingers Cat--if you are still lurking on this site, I just want to thank you for sharing some really great recipes and links!!