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  1. I think you will find the menu planning worth the effort. I do mine for 4 days at a time, (you choose how often you do it based on your schedule), as I base it on when I can grocery shop. I find that menu planning and then list-making really keeps my grocery bill down. If I have a list, then I will stick to it. As for the camping trip (fun!), Here is a link to an article that may be helpful. I love doing "foil meals" in this situation as they are easy. You can use any kind of meat or fish and any vegetable. I hope it is helpful!
  2. Hi Emma! The bloating is normal at this phase of your reset as your gut flora are changing. I find this to be especially true if you are eating large amounts of cruciferous veggies, (or a few servings a day), and you weren't before you started. One option is to cut back on your serving size of these veggies, (especially cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and cabbage), and add more greens or other veggies until your gut adapts. I find that even now, I have to watch my serving size and eat these veggies cooked, or I will have bloating. Some people take digestive enzymes to help with t
  3. I love this! It is true that we eat for so many reasons other than nourishment. I think taking the time to reason that out would be very helpful to you. It sounds like the meal planning and prepping will be a great help to you this week. I also like to do my prepping in the morning. It is so nice to have something available when things get crazy. Let us know how it goes!
  4. Hi Emma! I hear you! I struggled with an all-or-nothing mindset for years and I know how difficult it can be to overcome. In the past, I often found myself to either be on point with healthy food choices and exercise (being good) or not doing either at all (being bad). What I realized is that it was a mindset problem. It didn't matter how hard I "tried"; unless I learned to think outside of the diet mentality box, my behaviors would not change for the long term. This is where the Whole30 changed my life. It helped me to stop judging every single action (or lack of it) when it came t