ashleyparik

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  1. Happy Day 29! If you feel more comfortable, extend out your Whole30 until after your work trip. It is going to be super important to do a proper reintroduction, so if it's easier for you to do that once you return from your trip, then that's what I would suggest doing. Congratulations on making it so far, and keep up the great work!
  2. Hi Shelby, It sounds like you are living in your food freedom, which is where you want to be after doing a few rounds of Whole30. When you live in food freedom, it is okay to have the occasional ice cream or treat that you want, without feeling guilty about it. This is the whole point
  3. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! You will make it to Day 30- you have committed yourself to the 30 days! You're over 2/3 of the way done- don't sell yourself short. Try switching up your meals- cook a new recipe that maybe you haven't tried before. Get creative in the kitchen; this might help you to feel less restricted. Are you close to a Chipotle? They have a Whole30 compliant dish that you can try if you are wanting to eat out. It's called the Whole30 Salad Bowl and it's made with their pork carnitas and it's absolutely delicious. Read more, and find out how to order it here: https://whole30.com/ch
  4. That's great! I am so happy to hear it. Yes, this is definitely a learning process, but keep participating in the forum and reading all of the resources that are here for you, and you will sail right through this. If you haven't looked through the resources that are posted here on Whole30.com, I've included for you to check them out below. I have taken screen shots of the resources/ cheat sheets and save them to a Whole30 album on my phone so I can access them easily, whenever I want. I hope this helps. Keep up the great work!
  5. I agree with Shannon. I would reintroduce dairy again and see if you experience the same digestive issues. I know for me personally, dairy really upsets my stomach, and I know several people who have experienced the same issue. Hope this helps!
  6. That’s okay! Yes, Yai Thai makes a few Whole30 compliant sauces and they are all delicious!
  7. Hi Caroline! Don’t beat yourself up! Start fresh tomorrow! Also, since Whole30 is about changing your eating habits, I would recommend trying to not use RX bars to satisfy your sweet tooth, since you’re trying to kill that sugar dragon! If you’re feeling hungry after dinner, try another small portion of protein to help fill you up! Best of luck and let us know how we can continue to support you!
  8. If you have successfully completed a few rounds before, you could look at doing a mini-reset (10-20 days) and work on living in your food freedom while you travel. I don't see a need to wait until January.
  9. Hi Sarah! We're so glad to have you here! I definitely can relate to focusing on weight loss, as that's exactly how I was when I completed my first Whole30 as well. I am so happy to hear that you've been focusing on the NSV's and that you've found the joy in doing so. Looking forward to following your journey!
  10. That is great! Keep the momentum going!
  11. Welcome! We are so glad to have you here! Congratulations on making the commitment to yourself to change your relationship with food. Take things one day at a time, and the 30 days will go by quickly. We are here to support you! Best of luck!
  12. Congratulations on recommitting to yourself! We are here to help you push forward, so please utilize this space for help and support. You got this! Best of luck!
  13. Yes- BREATHE! You can do this! Jihanna posted excellent resources, so please check them out. We are all here to help you succeed.
  14. Hi Ann! My best advice is to be prepared. Bring food with you to work, and snacks, if you feel like you’ll need them. Veggies and ranch are a great healthy snack while on the go, or some Chomps meat sticks, or complaint jerky, and make sure to stay hydrated. Coffee is great! Do you normally drink black coffee? Nutpods makes Whole30 approved coffee creamer, so check them out If you haven’t heard of them before. Keep a journal and track your non-scale victories daily to help keep you motivated! Utilize the forum for support- that’s what it’s here for! You got this! Keep me p
  15. Hi Laura, I know that Whole30 can help with hormonal imbalance. I am 33, and have been undergoing fertility treatments and have been suffering from severe hot flashes as well. I am not sure if they are related to my fertility treatment medication or not- my guess is probably, yes. I am not currently on a round of Whole30 but I don't recall having hot flashes like this when I was. I am strictly speaking from personal experience- I am not a medical professional. I also found this article on Whole30 and menopause that you might find helpful... https://whole30.com/2019/03/whole30-me
  16. CLAPPING MY HANDS SO HARD FOR YOU!!!!!!! This is AMAZING! That list of NSV's just for ONE day is fantastic! You are absolutely in the right mindset. Keep tracking those, even on rough days. Celebrate the (not-so-small) wins- always! Cleaning out your pantry is a great idea. I know it can be hard to just toss things, but if you can't donate it to a food pantry or something, just throw it in the trash. I promise you won't miss it once it's gone. I love the idea of rewarding yourself with some "me" time with your tv show. Today is international self-care day, and you are absolutely doi
  17. You're so welcome! That's what I'm here for. Definitely check out Day by Day- I think you will find it extremely helpful!
  18. You are so welcome! That's what I'm here for! Definitely keep me posted and let me know how things go
  19. Your plan sounds amazing! Kudos to you for being so prepared. That is the key to success! Having a great support system definitely helps, too, so I am so glad to hear that you're surrounded by supportive women! YAY! Take things one day at a time, and track all of your NSV's. It is great way to show how far you've come, and to help you focus on the changes that you ARE seeing. Looking forward to following your journey!
  20. Hi there! Let's see if we can troubleshoot a little bit here. First, it is totally normal to till feel very tired on Day 9. Your body is going through major changes and is working really hard right now, so being tired and lethargic is normal. This should pass in the next 5-6 days, though everyone's bodies are different. I would make sure you have a plated fat with your breakfast. Everything else seems to be there, but you should have 1-2 thumb sized portions of healthy fats with every meal. Try adding 1/2 an avocado to your breakfast casserole. Try switching up your snack from f
  21. I am a BIG fan of Nutpods. They come in several different flavors, and froth up beautifully. My favorites right now are their Cinnamon Swirl (it just relaunched the other day) and my classic go-to is their French Vanilla
  22. Hi there! Keep going! I would make a note on how you're feeling today, any differences in mood, joint pain, etc, and just make note of it. Don't let this discourage you from moving forward. As Jihanna mentioned, if you're feeling like this did cause enough of a reaction, then I would look to extend your Whole30 out by a few days. Make sure to do a complete reintroduction as well. Hang in there!
  23. Hi Ann! Welcome! We are so glad to have you here, and congratulations on making the commitment to change your relationship with food. I think it's great that you are giving yourself a week to prepare. Can I ask, what does that preparation look like for you? Do you need any resources? How can I help support you?! Please let me know