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  1. Hi. My meal yesterday tasted so good and it was so easy. I wanted to share the recipe. My son just graduated and my family had sub sandwiches on two separate occasions. So - I decided to make my own sub. 1. get large leaf lettuce - thick to hold all "sandwich" components 2. slice a grilled chicken breast and place it atop one of the large lettuce leaves (I used cold chicken.) 3. add Tessemae's mayonnaise (very tasty and Whole30 approved) atop the chicken breast slices 4. cover mayo with nice red tomato slices 5. put red onions over the tomato 6. top the "sand
  2. Jihanna, Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful response. I will be taking your wise advice!! Maria
  3. Hi. I decided to do at least 2 rounds in a row, so I am now on Day 51. I read in one of Melissa's books that no one should go past a Whole90 because then you are not experiencing Food Freedom. I'm wondering if anyone else is on a second round and how it is going. Also, I don't see how I can go off the program because I am extremely overweight and will always have this problem due to anti-depressants. The medicine has made me gain weight and I am fighting to lose every pound that I can by being as healthy as possible. I don't want to stop this program! Thoughts??
  4. Dacia, Thank you so much for your pep talk. You are right 100%. I will take your advice to garden, walk, and spend more time outdoors. I live in a suburb of Chicago and the weather is just now getting better. I wish you well in your health journey --- both physical and mental! Maria
  5. SelWhole30, I just noticed your note. Thank you for all of your suggestions! Thank you for the empathy with depression/anxiety and sleep apnea. A sleep study may be in the future for me! Also, thank you for the kind words. Yes, it does feel great to accomplish something like the Whole30. I'm continuing on to a Whole45 or a Whole60. Maria
  6. Hi SugarcubeOD. I did weigh myself on Day 31 and lost 6 pounds. I realize how easily 6 pounds can be gained back. I've decided to continue with the program and do a Whole45 or a Whole60. (Most likely thinking about a Whole60.) No, I have not been stressing about losing weight. However, I do have depression and anxiety (getting much better for several different reasons), so there is stress in my life but not about weight loss. I did not under-eat by any means. I followed the template 100%. I am a total "rule follower" so I did not take a bite of anything off program, I did
  7. I am very new to this (on Day 29), but I have read all of the Whole30 books and all of your meals look good to me. I hope that one of the moderators will respond to you with more knowledge than I have. One thing that I did notice is that you were basically eating Paleo prior to this, so the differences you would see might not be as great as someone who was having carbs and dairy all the time. I am having the same issue with bloating.
  8. Hi. It's me again. You'll never believe this, but I was confused on dates (my son did not have school for the holiday and it threw me off); today is actually DAY 29 for me!!
  9. Hello. It's my Day 28. I went into this after doing Paleo for a few months. I did this for 2 reasons. First, I have severe depression and anxiety. I thought that eating right would help me a lot. Second, I gained a ton of weight on an anti-depressant and really needed to lose it. I know that the Whole30 is not supposed to be a diet, but here's the thing: I did not have one Thanksgiving piece of pumpkin pie, I did not eat one single Christmas cookie, I did not toast the new year, and I did not eat a single chocolate given to me on Valentine's Day. I don't understand how all of that wou
  10. Hi. I'm new to this and I have not even started re-introduction. I'm on Day 28 of the reset. However, I wanted to reach out to you since I noticed that you did not have any responses and I want to support you. If at any point you are feeling true anxiety or depression, please see your doctor immediately. That is nothing to ignore. I think that you did get a lot out of the Whole30. You said that you had more drive, motivation, and mental clarity as well as needing your coffee less. That's great! Also, I think that the strange stools are pretty normal as your body is processing
  11. SchrodingersCat, Thank you so much for responding to me. So many people were viewing my note but not responding (probably because my situation did not apply to them). Even though you've had some different experiences, I appreciate hearing about your weight loss and how you are on round 3 of the Whole30. On another note, I'm wondering about your name and picture. Are you an artist or a writer? No need to respond if it's too personal. Thanks again! Maria
  12. Can someone give me a boost? I'm really feeling down. A lot of people have read my post, but no one has responded.
  13. Hello. Has anyone with depression and anxiety done the Whole30 while on many anti-depressants? I am doing this to help my anxiety/depression, but I also need to lose a significant amount of weight that seems to be related to one of my anti-depressants in particular. I'm wondering if someone out there has tried to lose weight, despite the odds with anti-depressants, on the Whole30. Did it work for you? Did you lose any weight? Any advice?
  14. Please remember that peanuts are not allowed. I believe it's because they are officially a legume. Enjoy your nuts, nut flours, and nut milks as long as you check all ingredients to make sure that they are sugar free (milks especially) and otherwise compliant EXCEPT no peanuts.