HawkeyeE

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  1. HawkeyeE

    "Who's starting 1/1?" Reintro Group

    I have been very good about eating completely compliant outside of the thing I am reintroducing. I agree that has made the process a lot easier. I am through both legumes/soy and gluten-free grains. Oddly enough, my "sugar dragon" has not come back. I mean, I did feel some cravings walking through the grocery store after the first reintroduction, though circumstances put me at the grocery store hungry so I literally wanted everything, not just the sweets/carbs/processed stuff. I re-introduced soy and legumes, and think the soy messed me up. I am going to add a couple of days at the end of reintro and try them separately to see. After non-gluten grains, I seem to be mostly okay. No slips in energy, though my sleep has been terrible; cannot fall asleep and do not get much deep sleep. I wonder if this is normal for those, or if it has to do with stress at work. Anyone have an idea?
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    "Who's starting 1/1?" Reintro Group

    @GraceMelodie That actually sounds like a cool idea. Using the weekdays to generally eat Whole30, and then use weekends for worth-it indulgences (if they are worth it). I like it, and might run with it!
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    "Who's starting 1/1?" Reintro Group

    @Junebug2015 I am sticking with the suggested re-intro plan, because I have to get to dairy reintro by a certain date due to work; note I skipped the non-gluten alcohol introduction for this reason, too. I guess you could say I'm saving the best (wine) for last! I am re-introducing non-gluten grains on Sunday for Super Bowl. That means I will have 100% corn chips with my compliant salsa & guacamole. I am making the Chicken Bacon Ranch Sweet Potato Bites that were featured on the @Whole30Recipes Instagram page (link here) to take to the party, so there is another compliant option for me, as well. Glad to see a few of us have jumped over here. Honestly, I think the reintroduction and then Food Freedom will be harder than the actual Whole30; I will likely need more support now. Thanks all!
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    "Who's starting 1/1?" Reintro Group

    I am here for this. Re-posting my post from the "Who's starting 1/1?" page here: YAY WE MADE IT. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE. WE ARE AMAZING. Day 31 is here, and while I thought on Day 1 I would be dying to get wine in my system, I am actually starting reintroduction with legumes, instead. Not missing the wine, and honestly not missing the legumes, either. Really the only thing I am looking forward to reintroducing is dairy, because if it turns out to be an okay food for me, that frees up busy event days for me if I can have yogurt for breakfast; like, truly makes my life 100% easier on those specific days. However, I have a fear it is going to cause some issues, so I am working up to it based on the suggested reintro schedule in the book. I lost about 12 lbs. which was not the purpose so that is a bonus. And I have a lot of NSVs which surprised me, because I was not expecting any. Let's all list our favorite NSVs today so we can celebrate together! Mine are: Flatter stomach, rings fitting better, less bloated, less joint swelling. Less gas. No longer use food as a reward, learned how to read a label, can identify cravings vs. hunger. Sleeping more, less night sweats. No more mid-day energy slump. Hope to keep seeing people share during reintroduction to see just how differently food effects each person. I can already tell legumes make me cranky (based on my reactions to things at work), though no physical affects yet... - E
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    YAY WE MADE IT. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE. WE ARE AMAZING. Day 31 is here, and while I thought on Day 1 I would be dying to get wine in my system, I am actually starting reintroduction with legumes, instead. Not missing the wine, and honestly not missing the legumes, either. Really the only thing I am looking forward to reintroducing is dairy, because if it turns out to be an okay food for me, that frees up busy event days for me if I can have yogurt for breakfast; like, truly makes my life 100% easier on those specific days. However, I have a fear it is going to cause some issues, so I am working up to it based on the suggested reintro schedule in the book. I lost about 12 lbs. which was not the purpose so that is a bonus. And I have a lot of NSVs which surprised me, because I was not expecting any. Let's all list our favorite NSVs today so we can celebrate together! Mine are: Flatter stomach, rings fitting better, less bloated, less joint swelling. Less gas. No longer use food as a reward, learned how to read a label, can identify cravings vs. hunger. Sleeping more, less night sweats. No more mid-day energy slump. Hope to keep seeing people share during reintroduction to see just how differently food effects each person. I can already tell legumes make me cranky (based on my reactions to things at work), though no physical affects yet... - E
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    Sorry all. It has been a while since I checked in (been crazy busy at work) though I have read through and am so proud of all of us for getting through 28 days - so far. Day 29 going well, and, I mean, if we got this far we are definitely getting through tomorrow and finishing this thing! Personally, my list of NSVs keeps growing, cravings never came, my "hangover" was later (like days 17/18) and not severe, and my grazing lifestyle is slowly morphing into a three-meals-a-day lifestyle. I am a bit nervous about reintroduction, because I do not really want to have to think through some food choices, though that is out of sheer laziness due to aforementioned crazy work schedule. Hope everyone enjoys the next couple of days and truly enjoys their glass of wine on Thursday.
  7. I found some chicken apple sausages at my local Tom Thumb that do not appear to have any non-compliant ingredients. However, the term "fruit juice concentrate" worries me. I have looked through the message boards and have seen other Whole30 participants and moderators say that while small quantities are generally compliant, fruit juice concentrate may not be in the spirit of the Whole30. I realize that as an ingredient, the quantity is small, though this one has multiple juices listed Chicken, Dried Apple, Salt, Fruit Juice Concentrate (Apple, Pineapple, Pear & Peach), Spices and Celery Powder, in a Pork Casing. Is this item okay? I am about to re-introduce, and would love to be able to use this over the next 15 ish days if possible, before it goes bad. Thanks in advance to anyone who can tell me the correct answer!
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    Approved frozen foods at Walmart

    I have only found two flavors at my local Walmart. I am hoping since I usually buy at least a couple, and they are always low, that they start to offer new flavors.
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    Approved frozen foods at Walmart

    I think that answers it, then. It does contain ghee, though no other ingredient listed is questionable. I suppose I did not realize they had to note that with ghee, though it makes sense now that you say it. Thanks!
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    Approved frozen foods at Walmart

    I bought a couple of these, and have used them at work when I get held up and cannot get home for lunch and/or dinner. I love the flavors, though I sure do wish they would come out with these in a meal size. That would save me a lot of hassle since I work an event driven schedule and sometimes am at work for up to 24 hours. However, my question is... On the list of ingredients for the rosemary chicken bowl (and, to be honest, I did not even look at the others because I knew they were Whole30 'approved' so I simply ate them without questions) the last line says "Contains Milk". Dairy is a no-no, so I am very confused by this. Can someone explain if this is okay, or what happened here? Thanks in advance!
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    @kellyfoss I hear you! I was trying so hard to eat breakfast/meal 1 every day and sometimes could not keep it down. My body is not ready for food when I first wake up - even if that is at 9am on a weekend. I have always been a grazer and not a traditional meal-eater, so this whole thing has been hard for me. I have got lunch and dinner down, though meal 1 is not happening most days. Anyone else have suggestions? I am also nearly halfway (Day 14)...
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    What is this goodness? Can you tell me the recipe?
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    Who's starting 1/1?

    I made it through days 4-6 during unexpected travel and some interesting social situations. A ticket became available for the Bears game in Chicago (I live in Texas, though am from Illinois) on Thursday, so on a whim I bought a plane ticket and went to Chicago for the game. I had dinner out with friends, went to a tailgate, and to a mid-afternoon game in an NFL stadium and did not slip up once! I am so proud of myself. It did help that my brother's girlfriend had done a Whole30 previously and she was happy to assist me in remaining compliant by cooking compliant food and having her house stocked. My only symptoms thus far have been very minor headaches, sleep disruptions (though I was not a good sleeper to begin with), and I am hot. Like, really really hot. Like, have to change my shirt in the middle of the day hot. Is this normal?!?! I have never been a big meat-eater, and protein has always been the "nutrient" of which I get the least, so I am wondering if that has to do with it. Anyone have any ideas? I am 36, do not appear to have any other menopause or pre-menopause symptoms. This is literally the only negative physiological change I have had with Whole30. I have some NSVs like less bloating and more mid-day energy, so that is what is keeping me going. I would love to hear what y'all think. Great job to everyone else out there who is on Day 7 and is still going strong!