Madeline368 got a reaction from heb2014 in Maddie's Jan 2020 log
@heb2014 thanks for sharing your experience. I had blood work done and an ultrasound where they looked at my whole abdomen- everything came back okay. At this point we suspect either I had a brief bug- or it was a flair up of my IBS due to going off the rails with my eating in December. I'm not sure why it hit when I was on day 2 of the Whole 30, maybe because like you said I changed habits so suddenly. In any case, I've decided to start working with a dietitian on a low-FODMAP diet to heal my gut. The diet is very, very strict in some ways- with limits on portions, times of day to eat and exact meal and snack plans. But it's not a whole 30, so I'm done with this plan, at least for a while.
Madeline368 reacted to Ann in So excited to start!! Is this wrong??
@Madeline368 - I have not done the texts before, so we’ll see how it goes. I’m just surrounding myself with everything that might possibly help motivate me. This morning’s text was pretty generic, but just seeing a text from Melissa Urban pop up on my phone this morning was kind of fun.
Madeline368 got a reaction from Ann in Maddie's Jan 2020 log
Well tomorrow is the big day. I intend to log all my meals, exercise, sleep, and how I feel so that I can really track improvements.
Day 0- weight 127lbs (weight loss goal 7 lbs) Waist 31 Hips 37
Goals: lower inflammation, reduce pain, increase energy
Current: back/shoulder/hip pain, migraines, extreme fatigue, IBD, nausea
Madeline368 got a reaction from VanessAnne in Starting Whole 30 for January
Rotisserie chicken is so useful. I've also done whole chickens in the instant pot or crock pot and shredded it for recipes. I also buy a lot of fish for myself.
My kid does eat eggs so that's a good idea. They eat a ton of lentils and other legumes which I know I can't have, but I can cook on the side for them.
Madeline368 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting Whole 30 for January
I'm planning to do a Whole 30 in January. My health is terrible with multiple chronic illnesses and food allergies, and I know that I need to eat (and sleep, and exercise) better. I have a really hard time staying away from food that I know is bad for me and I'm hoping following this plan will keep me on track. However I have tried many times before and always failed between days 3-10, so I'm really nervous. I hope being in the forum will help me keep accountable.
Currently I mostly only cook kosher and vegetarian because my kid is vegetarian (single mom) and we are Jewish so I'm planning to continue to do that and just cook some protein on the side for myself. If anyone has any good vegetarian recipe resources that are compliant I'd love to see them! I own all the cookbooks but those recipes feature meat or seafood in every dish so they don't work for kiddo.
I hope to find a January group to join to talk with other people at the same place as me. Looking forward to prep tips as well.