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    megbeveridge reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Here is the recipe @megbeveridge

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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi all!
    Today I am ravenous! I ate roasted vegetables at lunch until I couldn't eat any more, but like clockwork I was hungry 2 hours later. I hate it! 
    @HopingtoHeal I did a tour around the highlands. I'm so jealous you get to live in a place with a plethora of hairy coos! I just wanted to give one a big hug! 
    @LadyLisbette I think I'll mostly be eating leftovers for breakfast this time to avoid the horrid egg situation! Some people say they started eating eggs every day on Whole30 and love it, which is something I will never understand. Today I had steak and that is so much better than eggs!
    @Pipi Hello fellow hungry monster! I wish I had that much food with me at work, I'm dying!
    @Elizabeth33 How did you make your own sausage?? Sounds complicated!
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Pipi in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi all!
    Today I am ravenous! I ate roasted vegetables at lunch until I couldn't eat any more, but like clockwork I was hungry 2 hours later. I hate it! 
    @HopingtoHeal I did a tour around the highlands. I'm so jealous you get to live in a place with a plethora of hairy coos! I just wanted to give one a big hug! 
    @LadyLisbette I think I'll mostly be eating leftovers for breakfast this time to avoid the horrid egg situation! Some people say they started eating eggs every day on Whole30 and love it, which is something I will never understand. Today I had steak and that is so much better than eggs!
    @Pipi Hello fellow hungry monster! I wish I had that much food with me at work, I'm dying!
    @Elizabeth33 How did you make your own sausage?? Sounds complicated!
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    I'm in Maryland, USA. I love Scotland though, I was there about two years ago for a couple of weeks! 
    I have access to Whole30 approved and compliant foods, but they're not necessarily in my price range. I end up doing a lot of cooking too! I'm not great at eating the same foods over and over, so I can't do big batches and eat them for multiple days. Almost every meal has to be cooked separately. I literally couldn't eat any eggs or chicken around week 3 last time because I'd had them too much! 
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi all! I decided to start today (April 8) instead because it just seemed right to start on a Monday. I'm so happy that you'll be joining me! I'm feeling pretty good about starting. Last round I got so sick of eggs I couldn't get them down after week 3, but this morning I finally ate eggs for breakfast again and did just fine. I'm a little nervous about how much food I'll need to eat since I bike to work in the warm months and last time I did this it was the middle of winter. I'll need a lot more to fuel my body! 
    How is everyone else doing?
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    megbeveridge reacted to Pipi in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi Folks
    i too am starting on 8th which is tomorrow being as I'm in Australia 
    I'd be keen to be in touch with others who are  starting around same time - I know from having done this before that's sharing the ups and downs makes it easier.
    i'm feeling positive and keen but whenever I go off grains I have a few very rough days of fatigue and irritability - so a bit nervous too
    so good luck everyone I hope it's a joyful journey and not too many bumps along the way!
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    megbeveridge reacted to LadyLisbette in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi everyone, I thought about starting on April 1, changed my mind, and now have changed it again - I need to make a commitment. I've done this three times, including the last two Decembers in a row. I'm trying to take the long view, and instead of being discouraged that I'm not sailing along effortlessly in a state of Food Freedom (hello cravings and sugar dragon), enjoy the "begin again" mode. I know that this program is healthful and life affirming, and I always benefit from it. 
    I'm doing this to keep inflammation down (joint pain), for preventative brain health (family history), and to be the most functional that I can be. 
    My commitment is 60 days. That will bring me to June 6, and give me a few weeks for re-intros before some out-of-state travel. 
    We recently moved, and I am working on creating a healthy new routine that includes consistent daily movement. I haven't journaled my W30 experience since my first round two years ago, so I'm doing that again, too.
    Happy trails to all!
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    megbeveridge reacted to HopingtoHeal in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hello everyone!
    So glad there seems to be a few of us starting at the same time. I have definitely found on previous rounds that a community of folk doing it at the same time is such an encouragement and help!

    I got back yesterday from a week-long residential at work (I'm a youth worker) where I've had pretty much no control over what I was eating. I can't wait to get started now because I feel so awful from having eaten loads of bread, pasta, processed foods and sugar for a week! I can;t wait to focus on healing and fuelling my body well. I am on annual leave for the next two weeks so plenty of time to focus and do meal prep, so no excuses!
    How is everyone feeling about starting?
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    megbeveridge reacted to HopingtoHeal in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    VThank you both @megbeveridge and @Elizabeth33! I feel so worried that I won’t manage to stick to it - I think the failed attempts at round 3 last year have got to my brain!!!
    Whereabouts are you both? I’m in Scotland and I’ve found it can be hard to get compliant stuff here which means everything has to be made from scratch!!! When I did my first rounds we had a whole foods in Glasgow but it closed! do you have good access to whole30 approved and compliant foods?
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    megbeveridge reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    @HopingtoHeal I am in Los Angeles so yes I do have access to compliant food but I can’t eat most of it. I am sensitive to garlic, onions, peppers and tomatoes so I have to make most things from scratch as well. I completely understand. 
    @megbeveridge I have had 1sucessful round and MANY failed attempts but I keep coming back. This is an amazing program I am just highly addicted to sugar and fast food. I REALLY need to make it through this time. I will mostly be on the Aptil 1 start thread but I will check in with you guys to cheer you on. 
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    megbeveridge reacted to kubak in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Good morning. I am planning on starting on the 8th. I am a little nervous and over whelmed but I know I need to get my mind and body back on track. Any tips, tricks and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    megbeveridge reacted to LisaJaneJ in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi everyone, I'd also like to start the Whole30 challenge April 8th.  I've never done this before, although I have been wanting to do it for a while now.  I'd say my eating habits aren't terrible, but I would love to give my body a break from any grains, sugar, gluten and alcohol for a month.  I'd like to check in with folks for inspiration when feeling weak, anyone interested in partnering up on this and holding each other accountable?  I know it might be weird since it's virtual but might help!  Let me know!  
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Pipi in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi all! I'm Megan and I'm planning my second round of Whole30 to start in two weeks. If anyone has been waiting for a sign that they should give it another go, this is it! I'm calling this my body spring cleaning. We clean our houses, our cars, our yards, but we tend to neglect our own bodies in this yearly cleanse.
    For background, I did my first Whole30 this past January and I've totally gone off the tracks. I'm a 25-year-old designer, climber, bike commuter (when it's nice), dog mom, and ice cream enthusiast. Prior to my January W30 I was a vegetarian for five years. If you want to know what that transition was like, I'll direct you to my log for that round. In short it was miserable. If you're thinking about transitioning from veggie to omni on Whole30, take this as your first warning. I'm super excited to do another round without going through that! My main goals are to find a sustainable way for me to eat well, incorporate more veggies into my meals, and improve my climbing. 
    Please comment here if you are joining me on this run, or if you just want to wish me luck (I could use it). I appreciate any and all input. 
    Happy spring, Northern Hemisphere folks! Those of you in the south, enjoy the cool days coming your way!
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi @Elizabeth33! Welcome! Is this going to be your first or have you gone down this road already?
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from HopingtoHeal in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    @HopingtoHeal Nice to virtually meet you! I'm so sorry for your loss. It must have been a hard few months, but it looks like you're ready to start again! I also understand the feeling when you lose control and self esteem, I'm definitely in that boat. Hopefully we'll be able to support each other this round!
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    megbeveridge reacted to Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    I am hoping to start on the first and will also cheer you on.  @HopingtoHeal sorry for your loss and glad you are joining this group
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    @HopingtoHeal Nice to virtually meet you! I'm so sorry for your loss. It must have been a hard few months, but it looks like you're ready to start again! I also understand the feeling when you lose control and self esteem, I'm definitely in that boat. Hopefully we'll be able to support each other this round!
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hi all! I'm Megan and I'm planning my second round of Whole30 to start in two weeks. If anyone has been waiting for a sign that they should give it another go, this is it! I'm calling this my body spring cleaning. We clean our houses, our cars, our yards, but we tend to neglect our own bodies in this yearly cleanse.
    For background, I did my first Whole30 this past January and I've totally gone off the tracks. I'm a 25-year-old designer, climber, bike commuter (when it's nice), dog mom, and ice cream enthusiast. Prior to my January W30 I was a vegetarian for five years. If you want to know what that transition was like, I'll direct you to my log for that round. In short it was miserable. If you're thinking about transitioning from veggie to omni on Whole30, take this as your first warning. I'm super excited to do another round without going through that! My main goals are to find a sustainable way for me to eat well, incorporate more veggies into my meals, and improve my climbing. 
    Please comment here if you are joining me on this run, or if you just want to wish me luck (I could use it). I appreciate any and all input. 
    Happy spring, Northern Hemisphere folks! Those of you in the south, enjoy the cool days coming your way!
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    megbeveridge reacted to HopingtoHeal in Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"   
    Hello!! 
    I am planning to start a round roughly at the same time as you! I am away with work until the 6th and won’t be in control of my meals at all - it may well be the 8th that I start to give me time to recover from travel and get organised!
    This will be my third round - I completed my first in June 2017 and it was life-changing! I did a second in Sept/Oct 2017 and sadly got sick with Glandular Fever (Mono) part way through so although I stuck it out I never felt the benefits that time. I tried a third round a couple of times at the beginning of 2018 but with recovery and also starting a new job it just didn’t happen. 
    I’m wanting to do this round because my body is really inflamed: I have PCOS but I also had surgery for an ectopic in December so there’s lots of inflammation from that and I have also just been eating my feelings while we grieve our loss. 
    I’m hoping for a positive experience, reduced inflammation and to regain a bit of control and self esteem. I’m going into this round with my mind set on self-care. My husband is currently saying he will do it with me this time too!!!
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    megbeveridge got a reaction from Jihanna in What has been your most lasting food habit after Whole30?   
    Eating a full breakfast, not just some cereal, has been a huge change. It has lead to some other changes sticking with me, too. Since I have a full breakfast, I don't snack before lunch. Since I don't snack before it, I eat my whole lunch and don't snack before dinner. After dinner, unfortunately, is a free-for-all, but I'm trying to rein that in. Drinking a lot of water has been a big change and I've kept my water bottle with me almost every day. I think the most important one of all though, is that I went from vegetarian to omnivore. While people like to say that vegetarianism is easy on a budget, it really isn't if you want to eat fresh food. So instead, I ended up eating a lot of processed food with giant ingredient lists. Now I can't justify putting any of that in my body, so I've continued eating meat every day. Come spring I'll be able to appease my ethics by buying local and humanely raised meats at the farmer's market, so in the end I'm not really giving anything up.
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    megbeveridge reacted to HappyBecky in Everything is worth it today   
    Has anyone experienced this?  I know Whole 30 doesn't encourage "cheat" days, and I did not plan today to be a cheat day, but everything feels "worth it" today.  I ate cold pizza for breakfast, hot fresh pizza for lunch and hummus with pretzels for a snack and a corn muffin.  I ate a whole 30 compliant dinner.  I feel like I'm an adult and decided that I wanted to enjoy some things I haven't had in a while.  I ate till I was satisfied and then stopped.  I don't feel guilty.  I plan to eat healthier tomorrow.  I expect some cravings to possibly pop up tomorrow, but I haven't had adverse reactions to these food groups, so I am enjoying my food today.
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    megbeveridge reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    ROUND 2 REINTRODUCTION Day 7-8: Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13 
    I did not end up reintroducing non-gluten grains over the weekend. Honestly, I just didn't feel like it. I preferred to eat Whole30. It feels pretty comfortable for me and I wanted the benefits of eating that way. I didn't want to deal with any more unpleasant side effects (even though it was only a couple of pimples). I also didn't want to mess with my cravings anymore, because I noticed a pretty significant increase in sugar cravings after that darned peanut butter! So, I ate Whole30 and it was delicious and satisfying and I felt good. 
    In fact, I'm questioning the whole reintroduction thing as I don't think it will inform anything. I'm gonna eat what I eat, when I feel like it. I still need to read Food Freedom Forever but, for special occasions and an occasional splurge, I'm gonna eat a Red Robin burger no matter how it makes me feel. And I'm really starting to feel confident that Paleo is the right long-term choice for me, so why bother? I'd rather introduce Paleo desserts! But I have a ways to go before I think I can do that without going out of control! 
    But, I'll probably carry on. I just need to plan the reintroductions better. Who knew that would be a problem!? LOL. I just don't have the right ingredients around and I don't know what to prepare to reintroduce the foods! 
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    megbeveridge reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Hi, I'm Kira and this is my second attempt at the Whole30. I made it to Day 7 last year and then opted to quit, deciding that it caused more stress than good (though I did quit before I had a chance to really see or feel any personal victories). I'm in a different life situation now and am committed to making it through the 30 days this time around! I'm going to log all of my meals and exercise publicly as an additional mechanism of accountability. I welcome any feedback, comments, or encouragement. I absolutely love this forum as a support network. 
    Goals: 
    I want more energy. I comment that I'm tired almost every single day and that drives me crazy. I wake up tired, I'm tired throughout the day, and I go to bed tired. I just want to be healthy again. I know I'm not and I feel it in every part of my body. I'm "only" 32 and shouldn't feel that way. I want to someday be 70 years old and still be active in the outdoors because my body is still strong and healthy.  I want more stamina to do the activities I love (i.e., hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding). I don't want to be a slave to food. I LOVE chocolate and sugar and all things bad and eat them in ridiculous quantities. I want my food freedom to allow me to have a small portion of something I love and feel satisfied, rather than getting out of control so that I eat the whole bag of chocolate or the whole tub of ice cream.  I want to lose weight. I am currently in the "obese" category, though most people would not guess that based on the way I look and the activities I do. I feel it though and know this is not even close to being a good weight for me. 
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    megbeveridge reacted to laura_juggles in Headaches   
    You don't seem to have a lot of fat in those meals. Just cut out some of the fruit and add more veggies. Also, check and make sure you're drinking enough water (roughly 1/2 oz per lb bodyweight).