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  1. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    Also, on the plus side. By continuing Whole30, adding an item then rolling back, while doing the super slow re-intro I’m continuing to lose weight, at a slower rate but I’m hoping to reach my target oh 55KG and stabilise/maintain it moving forward. I started at 59.4 KG on December 29 I was 56.8 KG on January 31st And now I’m 55.5 KG as of February 20 Dairy coming up this weekend starting with Cheese and Yoghurt, and milk on Monday. I’m worried!
  2. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    I re-introduced Quinoa on Saturday. And Saturday night i had intense pain in my sides, under my ribs. But then I also drank about 2 litres of sparkling water. So I don't know if it was wind from that. Very strange ... I was not well. But in general I'm also not missing so many foods @SchrodingersCat so I think Ill keep to mostly Whole30 in general but minimise meat and up the legumes.
  3. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    @Jihanna yes, I'm with you on the "scared" or lets say anxious about adding in grains! I'm going to do some brown rice today for lunch and see how that goes!
  4. zesty_ruffles

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

    Hi all!!! We are week into the re-intro - some of us actually have another chat about super-slow re-intro you can find it here. Well i only lost 1KG @Reese15 @GraceMelodie (i'm now at 57kg) and my NSV are looser fitting clothes feel like ive lost water weight/retention - i feel it in my fingers (rings), hands (the bangles i've worn for 10 years are slipping off) ankles etc love handles are almost gone my skin is better, less pimples and no rosacea flair out during january My non-victories , which I was kind of hoping for are still no luck going number 2 on a regular basis stomach pains and cramping still somewhat regular, even if they were less frequent more bloaty/gassy than usual Regarding the re-intro. Taking it slow as per above thread. Started with legumes, which as someone else mentioned, although they made me feel a little bloated and gassy (beans... beans...) it definitely gave a kick to my system and helped things move, in my book that's a good thing! So ill keep on those for now... next is processed soy - soy milk, tofu as it's widely available in Singapore where I live and I'm sure digested differently to just beans, peanuts & chickpeas! It's not over yet...
  5. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    @slc_melissa I did not make my own falafel but the salad place where I got them did have a 'gluten-free' icon next to them so hopefully it was OK. I also had some broad beans Honestly, a day (or maybe 2, I have a super slow digestive system) even though I was a little bloaty/gassy, my system was definitely 'moving' a hell-a-lot-better than without the legumes. SO I think I will def be re-introducing them, but in smaller quantities and not every meal. I re-introduced white wine over the weekend as I was visiting my bestie and felt totally fine, no change (but limited to a couple glasses). I'm going soy today :-)
  6. zesty_ruffles

    Megan's First Whole30!

    Excited to follow your re-intro plan
  7. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    So I started with some falafel and tempeh at lunch with my usual salad. Maybe I should've stuck to simple natural beans/peas. But im feeling rather crampy, almost like period pain. I think ill not add any more legumes this evening, especially coz i have a flight tonight. And see how tomorrow goes before introducing maybe peanuts. What did you start with @Heathermarie74 @Jihanna
  8. zesty_ruffles

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Yay! We did it! I'm very happy with myself. Lost 1kg (which is not why I did whole30 so that's a bonus) but I feel better and look slimmer/fitter/less bloated. I re-introduced legumes at lunch with my salad, a few chickpeas and some tempeh... I'm almost folded in half cramping this evening. I was not expecting this from the first re-intro. Curious to see how the rest goes.
  9. zesty_ruffles

    Who's starting 1/1?

    @NZ Robin you can find our slow intro discussion here https://forum.whole30.com/topic/56138-super-slow-reintro/?tab=comments#comment-501765
  10. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    Yes totally agree @Heathermarie74
  11. zesty_ruffles

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Since people are talking 'tiger blood' I did have 1-2 days around day 17/18 where I felt totally energised and ready to rumble. Now not so much anymore. The main reason I'm doing Whole30 was actually due to digestive issues I've experienced since forever, all allergy tests coming out negative, so hoping the cleaning eating + re-introduction would give me answers. The re-intro is key for me. BUT, honestly, although my love-handles have gone down, I appear slimmer (or so friends and colleagues say) and my skin is better (side-benefits I guess, of which I'm happy) I am still incredibly bloated, gassy, especially after eating, I'm still not regular ... Literally, after a meal I look like I'm 4 months pregnant! Anyone getting this?
  12. zesty_ruffles

    Super Slow Reintro

    Thanks for sharing. Sorry for the delay as I have been travelling. I like how you've broken it down, on my side since I have a strong feeling gluten/dairy affect me, I would rather start with the legumes as recommended by the Whole30 re-intro but maybe breaking it down further: LEGUMES Beans: peas, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils "Prepared" Soy beans: tofu, tempeh Peanuts - im not sure I need to split this, but why not - i like peanuts and peanut butter NON GLUTEN GRAINS Rice: has to be number for me, I live in Asia and I need to be able to re-intro rice pretty fast Quinoa: is my next go-to grain as I have a Peruvian partner and it's easy enough to get Corn: I don't see how corn as a vegetable (steamed, on the cobb) could be bad but worth checking, then following with cornflower/cornstarch/maize products DAIRY Cheese: this is key for me, i also understand it's processed differently so i would start with fresh "natural" cheese - not processed or what I call 'plastic cheese' Yoghurt: same, simple plain yoghurt with probiotics, no sugar Milk: i'm pretty much off milk almost totally, but I'm curious to see how I will react to a glass of fresh milk GLUTEN Wheat: Bread, whole wheat pasta (no cakes or baked good at this stage coz of the sugar) Barley: I want to try it separately from wheat just coz... Beer: I'm starting the 'mildest' alcohol here as it falls under gluten and hopefully by then I've figured out if gluten is an issue - if it is, I won't bother introducing beer ALCOHOL White Wine: celebrate with bubbles ;-) Red Wine Spirits: gin & rum are what I drink more of in terms of spirits, and i can try it neat/ice/soda @Heathermarie74 I see you're also planning a week between re-introductions. Do you plan to eat these items one day then 6 days back on Whole30?
  13. zesty_ruffles

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Thanks @megbeveridge and @Heathermarie74 feeling better already! @Heathermarie74 I’m def keen to discuss a slow re-intro process and bounce ideas! I want to get to the bottom of my forever stomach aches, cramps, constipation etc etc so i want to do a slower and more broken down re-intro (include alcohol reintroduction, especially wine as think I may be intolerant to sulphites)! How can we do that? Haha unless everyone wants to read our discussion, is there private messaging available on the forum?
  14. zesty_ruffles

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Im à little discouraged now. Had asked my bf to order me a preselected compliant salad to have after my bootcamp session last night but they were closed. So we went out as there was nothing at home. I went through the menu with a fine comb and found one item (I thought) was compliant and just asked to take out the cheese. As I finished eating, I told my boyfriend I was crazing the cheese (from the smell of his burger!!!) and he said: “but there was cheese in your pesto” i feel like such an idiot, I even listed all the ingredients in pesto out loud and totally zapped on the Parmesan :-( Its my first whole30 and I do have a feeling dairy is something that affects me so now I’m just so bummed! Exactly half way and I’m thinking I need to add two more weeks before the re-introduction because of a tiny bit of Parmesan in a incorrectly ordered dressing. Just looking for Moral support ...
  15. zesty_ruffles

    Who's starting 1/1?

    @Jihanna wow! Same happened to me today, but not a dream, at lunch! I reached for my boyfriends smoothie to try it and as soon as it hit my tongue I yelled: “Ah! It’s got yoghurt!” And ran around the corner to spit it out (sincere apologies to any passers by!) Oooops other than that glad day 13 is over. I’m generally feeling ok aside from still being very bloated and * cough* gassy every time I eat :-(