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  1. ebutz27

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    It Starts With Food was the first book written by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. There are several Whole30 books out now!
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    So glad you are here! Reduction in inflammation is a great reason to do a Whole30 and reintroduction can have a powerful impact on your knowledge. The people here are very supportive. You are in the toughest days, but keep focusing on your why and things will start to turn around soon. Hang in there
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    Today is a new day and hopefully you are just about done with the KATT phase! In regards to the excitement of food - consider trying to find a compliant way to make something you really enjoy (not SWYPO, but something easy to swap in compliant ingredients). For example, with grilling season maybe a burger or hot dog bar with all of the fixings or slow cooker ribs which are super easy and delicious. Pair with some compliant potato or green salad.
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    Whole 30 (July 2)

    A slow roll reintroduction can give you some more clues as to how things impact you and able to break down foods groups too. Each Whole30 and reintroduction teaches has the potential to teach you something new. For example, It took me several rounds to realize how gluten impacts me. It has such a slow, subtle change that my swollen face and sore joints didn't show up until repeated exposure.
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    Whole 30 (July 2)

    I'm glad it was helpful! FFF came out in the fall of 2016. I haven't heard it is outdated at all... if you can remember where you saw this, I'd be curious.
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    You're exactly where you're meant to be... great job hanging in there!
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    Stomach pains

    First of all, congratulations on 18 days of Whole30! I'm sorry you're experiencing these stomach pains. Nothing immediately sticks out at me as problematic - like an over abundance of nuts. However, I do have 2 thoughts. You have a fair share of nightshades listed in your meals for both days - potatoes, bell peppers, pico ingredients. Some people can be very sensitive to them, especially in larger quantities. Second, did you eat the same leftover lunch each day you felt the pains? Could it be possible that this specific meal isn't agreeing with you for some reason? I'd suggest trying to back off on nightshades for a couple of days and see if you still are having the stomach pains. I'd also say try to add some more fat to some of your meals - ghee on your potato, some olives on the side, nut butter with your apple at lunch, etc. On a personal side note: my body does not like avocado. I get really sick - stomach pains and even vomiting - after eating them. I have always just thought I had a sensitivity and it sounds like maybe you have the same experience.
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    Whole 30 (July 2)

    I love that you guys are discussing this. This is what Food Freedom is all about... making choices in the moment about what you truly want. There are no good or bad foods, there are simply choices and results of those choices. Results can be sustained energy, energy slumps, clear skin, a breakout, no bloat or bloat... all depending on how your body will react to those choices. You are not good or bad for making those choices, you just have to accept the result without judging yourself. It will take work and time... some days will be easier than others. Reintroduction will give you a starting point for figuring out what foods impact you and which are fine for your body. A great resource is Melissa's book, Food Freedom Forever which discusses the transition into FF in-depth. I listen to it regularly myself
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    You are in the thick of the yuck that is the sugar/carb withdrawals and exhausting days. Make sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and following the meal template. It is very difficult to over eat on Whole30 if you are following the meal template. After years of being told fat is bad, it may feel as though you are overeating sometimes. Eating fat helps you feel satiated, keeps cravings at bay, and helps regulate your hormones. Hang in there... things will begin to change in the next few days.
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    Started 1st day today!

    While meal plans are great, you may find you don't need as much variety or the shear amount of food that is offered there. The message her: simplify. Personally, I find (and recommend) that making double batches of favorites and cost effective recipes are helpful. I plan the same 1-2 breakfasts (think a frittata) and lunches all week which cuts down on the number of different ingredients I need to buy. I also started doing about half of my shopping at Aldi which is saving my family of 5 an average of $40 per week. Picking vegetables and fruits that are in season (summer is a great time to Whole30!) is a plus. If you bought condiments that can be made at home, this can save money - making your own mayo is so easy and can save you a lot of money. As you navigate this week - pay attention to how much food you are really eating vs. wasting. What meals could you simplify? Melissa is famous for her ground beef with "stuff." Making a big batch of ground beef to have in the fridge and then doctor up with veggies, an egg, dressings, etc. for meals throughout the week... you can literally Google "Melissa Hartwig ground beef and stuff" for pictures
  11. Welcome to Whole30! We are so glad you're here. It is complete normal to be both excited and nervous This community is so supportive and will be a great source of information and encouragement/motivation! The website www.whole30.com has so many resources. Make sure to check out the meal template. I recommend taking screenshots of the rules, meal template, common additives pdf, and any other pdfs you find to be helpful. Then they will be available to you in any situation!
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    As long as you are following the meal template you should be getting enough food. Meal template for reference: https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf Many people are shy about adding so much fat to their plates after years of being told fat is bad, but it will help you stay full, feel satiated, and begin regulating your hormones. It is difficult to overeat on Whole30 unless you are eating an abundance of nuts/nut butters, etc. Real, nutrient dense foods are hard to over do, but even if you do one day and listen to your body, it will all even itself out.
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    I love your reflection on your "fuel levels" and hunger vs. cravings! Sounds like you have a solid plan for your work cookout. You are doing great!
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    R1D1 Here I go

    Sounds like a great plan! Keep us posted
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    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    I think reading or listening (or both - in my case ;) might really help you! In the book, Melissa discusses the idea of food freedom being a life long process. Ideally you enjoy your FF for longer and longer periods and use the reset - full Whole30s or mini resets - to bring you back into what feels good to your body. She discusses the definition of worth it and how to know when things are truly worth it and what to do going forward. So much great information that sounds like you're ready for :). Keep us posted!