SarahMP

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  1. SarahMP

    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hello Everyone, I don't know how you are all doing, but I'm just starting day 5 and am extremely proud of myself for having got this far. If you are still with it then CONGRATULATIONS to you too.
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Thanks Shannon, I appreciate you taking the time. I see a lot of people on the forum doing take 2 and was curious as to why they stopped after the first round if it produced such health improvements (My sceptical nature I think), so I'm grateful for your perspective. I'm doing it to try and eliminate polymialgia rheumatica which is making my life a misery and am really hopeful for improvement. There are some amazing testimonials out there. All the best to you.
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    well done Emae. I'm feeling the same sugar draw too, but have also escaped the headache so far. I'm just starting day 3 and the worst thing for me has been not eating for a few hours before bed (although the books don't state how many hours is 'a few'). I used to have dinner at about 7.30 and have tried to bring that forward to 6, but can't sleep for a hungry feeling. The first day I had to get up at 1am and eat half of my prepared breakfast! On balance perhaps eating at usual time is the lesser of evils lol. I'm glad you've found a couple of saviours. I'm with you on the olives, but really don't like sweet potato. The recipes seem to use sweet potato a lot, but at least normal potato is allowed as a substitute. The things that make it easier for me are potatoes along with ghee and coconut milk/cream; they make recipes more satisfying I feel. Here's one of my previous go to recipes which is compliant and makes a good breakfast with a handful of spinach or two. All the best to you
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hi Shannon, how are you getting on? I hope you don't mind the question, but I'm interested that you're doing a take 2. How did you find the first time and was it helpful? Regards Sarah
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hi emae, how are you getting on? Is the sugar still screaming at you? I've just begun day two and am having my first drink of the day - green tea instead of my usual, much enjoyed, fresh coffee. Good luck to you Sarah
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hi Misty, well done you. It was fine thanks; easier than expected. I think I can do this. Hope we're feeling the same after a week :)
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hi Misty, I'm Sarah from UK and am starting tomorrow, 8th. I'm also a bit nervous, but I think the benefits will be more than worth it. All the testimonials in the book are exciting reading. I've copied a few onto a sheet for my fridge door - to help when feeling weak. All the best to you. Let me know how day 1 goes please.
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hello Katrina, I'm starting tomorrow, so am deep in planning and organising. I agree, it feels like a huge challenge, but I'm excited for the benefits. Good luck to you Sarah
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    Starting Jan 7

    Hi Linda I'm just starting too, and I read 'It Starts with Food' first, followed by 'Whole 30'. Understanding WHY certain foods should be removed from your diet helps with motivation I find. I started to take control of my health a couple of months ago, but just found Whole30 on Saturday, This is what I've learned the last couple of months which is relevant:- Don't miss meals - even if you're not really hungry. It invariably means you'll eat more later. Set meal times and don't vary them. Be very organised. Really plan your meals down to the last ingredient and review each morning what you'll eat that day. Knowing what you're going to eat can help you stick it out when you're craving something. Try to make your meals as delicious as possible. Don't try to eat bland meat and veg; try to make them more exciting with herbs and spices, sauces and flavourings. Satisfaction is about the senses as well as the physical responses. Good luck Regards Sarah
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hi Heather, it's very nice to 'meet' you. Thank you for your message and good luck for starting today. Yesterday I cleared out the kitchen and today I'm meal planning and shopping. I only found the books on Saturday and just knew I wanted to do it. I'm excited to start, but also a bit scared about having to do without foods which are emotional rather than nutritional. You are right, we can do anything for 30 days, can't we. You've hit on an important bit of self-support I think - a phrase to use when it gets tough - and reading through the books, it probably will :). I'm mentally prepared for difficult I think, looking at it as an experiment on myself rather than a restrictive 'diet'. All the diets I've done in the past failed because of the feeling of deprivation, so removing that idea from my mind and viewing it as an experiment for 30 days will make me stronger. I'd be glad to hear how you fared on day 1. All the best to you. Sarah
  11. Hello, I'm Sarah, I live in the north of England and found Whole30 on Saturday. I'm gearing up to start on Tuesday. If there are any other 'Britishers' around here, it would be nice to hear from you. Regards Sarah
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    1st timer, starting Jan 7th!

    Hello, its it Katie? not sure how you'd like to be addressed. I'm starting on Tuesday 8th. I only found the book on Saturday, so I need to clear out the kitchen, plan and shop. I live in UK and don't have any support network either. I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing how you get on. Regards Sarah