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  1. Hi Kara! Day 17!! You are over halfway there! That right there is a HUGE NSV! Also, the fact the fact that you hadn't reached for a snack bar yesterday and the day before are also big NSV's. Sugar cravings were definitely the hardest for me to kick, so I totally feel you there. I am absolutely a recovering sugar addict, so I still have to be careful with what I eat in order to keep my sugar dragon tamed! Having veggie snacks on hand are great- so there's another NSV- being prepared I would strongly suggest writing out all of your NSV's. I really think it will help keep you motivated
  2. Meditating is a great way to center in and focus on being still for awhile. Don't beat yourself up about over-eating. Food habits are difficult to break, so focus on the fact that you stayed compliant and celebrate that non-scale victory. I understand the stresses of family issues- we've all been there, so please know you are not alone. Hang in there, and please continue to use this space as a place to share your thoughts and feelings. I'm here for you
  3. Hi there! Welcome back, we are so glad to have you here It sounds like you are really committed to making this lifestyle change work for you- keep that attitude and your success will follow. I love the idea of a "soft start". I usually recommend that my clients try to eat at least 1 Whole30 meal a day for the week leading up to their Whole30; just to get a jump start. Going through your pantry is a great idea as well. It will give you an idea of what you need to shop for, what you already have that might be compliant, etc. We are here to support you, so please continue to utilize the
  4. Those are all HUGE non-scale victories! Congratulations on making it to Day 24! You're in the home stretch now!
  5. Hi and welcome! We are so glad to have you here! Congratulations on making the commitment to yourself to change your relationship with food We are here to support you so please keep coming back! You are definitely not in this alone. Please let us know if you have any questions, and best of luck! You got this!
  6. Hi Nicole! We are SO glad to have you here! You should be really proud of yourself for making the commitment to be a good example for your son and to work on changing your relationship with food. Please let us know how we can support you through out your Whole30 journey. You got this!!!
  7. Keep up the great work! Your meals sound amazing! Making my mouth water! Kudos to you for doing this the right way, and it's amazing to learn that your husband is such a huge supporter of your decision to change your relationship with food.
  8. Hang in there, and be proud of how far you've come already. It is hard without the support of a spouse (my husband was the same way) but like you said, you are doing this 100% for you- remember that! We are here to help lift you up and support you, so please keep coming to the forum to share It is common for people to extend out their Whole30 for an additional period of time to help kick some of those cravings. I would just encourage you to PLEASE make sure that you do a complete reintroduction once you're done so you can learn which foods effect you differently. Keep up the great wo
  9. Hi Tiffany! Welcome, and congratulations on making the commitment to yourself to better your relationship with food. We are so glad to have you here Ordering online is one of my favorite things to do! Amazon is great, but if you haven't heard of Thrive Market yet, definitely check it out. Thrive has a ton of Whole30 compliant products, and is my go-to place to order food online. I hope you find this helpful. It's totally normal to be nervous, but remember that this is a 30 day self experiment to help you determine which foods work best for you. I t
  10. Hi Pam, For me, The Whole30 Day by Day book/journal was a game changer. There's motivation, tips and tricks for each day throughout your Whole30. You also log your meals, non-scale victories, sleep and energy levels and more. I personally like to write things down and go back to reflect, so the Day by Day book was extremely helpful for me. Here's a link to the book- I got mine on Amazon:
  11. Absolutely, you can read about the certification process here: Each coach has to take and pass multiple certification tracks in order to get their coaching certificate.
  12. Hi and welcome! We are so glad you're here! I always tell my clients to make sure you know your "why." Why are you starting a Whole30? Write it down, post it around the house, and keep it in mind when things get tough. Knowing your "why" is SO important! Also, being prepared is key! Meal prepping will be a life saver, so I would suggest having a few meals in mind for next week and prepping them on Saturday/Sunday so you can grab and go. I also found The Whole30 Day by Day journal to be a game changer. You can find it on Amazon, and you can track your meals, your non-scale victories (
  13. That's absolutely the right mindset!!!
  14. I sure hope you feel better soon. My husband had vertigo a few months ago, so I know how terrible it can be.
  15. Hi Candace! We are so glad to have you here! One of my favorite things about the Whole30 is that it brings together like-minded people who are wanting to change their relationships with food. Kudos to you for coming back here and starting fresh again. I think it's great that you have realized what works for you and where you tend to fall short. The black and white rules of Whole30 do make it easy to follow, so I' glad to see you bring it back to the basics and follow the program exactly as written. I am planning on doing my next round in September, but there are a lot of people
  16. Best of luck today at the new job, and keep pushing forward with your progress!!
  17. Hi there, and welcome! It is recommended that you eat a pre and post workout meal. For a pre-workout meal, try eating a small amount of fat or protein such as a handful of nuts, or a hard-boiled egg or two. You want to make sure you are sending your body a signal that it needs to prepare for activity. For a post-workout meal, you should focus on eating a meal sized portion of protein and some starch-based carbohydrates. An example of this would be chicken breast and sweet potatoes. Melissa Hartwig-Urban just made a post the other day about electrolytes. Here is what she recomm
  18. Hi there! Yes, I totally agree with Jihanna, don't beat yourself up. I think it's great that you took the necessary precautions of making sure you were informed before eating out. Definitely keep moving forward with your planned Whole30, and your planned reintroduction. As Jihanna mentioned, not everything is related to food. You could have just woken up with a headache- that will happen occasionally. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water as well. Keep notes as to how you feel today and through out the rest of your Whole30 and reintroduction. The reintro will really tell y
  19. I've heard that aloe can act as a laxative, but too much can cause further problems. I am not a medical professional, so please make sure to follow your doctors orders. I hope you feel better soon!
  20. Yes! Real Plans is great in that you can totally customize it by adding in your own recipes.
  21. Hi there, and welcome! I recommend keeping a food diary or journal. The Whole30 Day by Day is a great book to help you track all of your meals, your non-scale victories (NSV's), energy and sleep levels, etc. This way, you can go back and review what you've eaten each day and see how you've felt along the way. I hope this helps. Best of luck on your Whole30 journey!
  22. Best of luck, and please let us know how we can help support you!
  23. Welcome, and we are so glad to have you here! You should be getting all of the vitamins you need just by eating meat, fruits and veggies while on your Whole30. I am not a medical professional, however, so if you have any type of deficiency, please check with your doctor first. As always, doctors orders trump Whole30 rules. There are supplements out there that should be compliant, just make sure to check labels. You can always bring them here and we can help you review. Best of luck to you, and please let us know how else we can help support you!
  24. Hi there! I use Vital Protiens collagen peptides. Each serving contains 18 grams of protein and 20 grams of collagen, and is Whole30 approved. I use this in my coffee and/or tea every morning. Here is the link to their website: Most protein powder like whey, soy or pea contain off-limit ingredients, so you need to be careful when reading labels. I hope this helps!