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    Revelate got a reaction from Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    Just wanted to say thank you for posting this; I am not much of a cook so my culinary expedition during W30 has been zero, mostly it’s about getting restaurants to make slight changes to things to pull them into compliance.
    Between that and the meal service though doesn’t have your creativity and flair, and I really like the half and half option with HelloFresh that is a trick I am going to use whenever I do find time to experiment with cooking which it something I have been meaning to do for years.
    Anyway many congrats on the completion, I’ve already basically decided to take a slight cheat day and then kicking off Round 2 May 2nd.  Trying to undo decades of neglect is going to take a while haha.
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    Revelate reacted to Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    O My Goodness - forgot to post that I lost 7 lbs & almost 5" overall doing W30 
    That is a GOOD result for me, b/c I would do Wt Watchers EXACTLY & drink the Ocean of water suggested 
    &
    Lost ONE POUND a MONTH!! // 1/4 lb per WEEK !  
    With such little reward for mountains of EFFORT, it simply wasn't sustainable to continue the extraordinary focus required. 
    NEVER AGAIN!! 
    And now, I have a real opportunity / window to find out what foods make me feel good and the ones that I react to adversely.
    PRICELESS INFORMATION! 
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    Revelate reacted to Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    WEEK 3   DAY 15 / HALF WAY THERE!!  / MONDAY 3-30
    ORANGE WATER  
    LATE BREAKFAST - NANA "CREPE" - LIGHT AND DAINTY - & spoonful of 0 sugar pear jam / BACON / Coffee
    2 eggs / banana / 1/4 tsp vanilla / Sprinkle cinnamon / 1/8 tsp salt / 1/8 tsp baking powder - Blend in small cup of Bullet / make little pancakes in skillet
    Late Lunch - Chicken Salad / almonds / grapes
    Collagen Smoothie
    Dinner - Hello Fresh thin Pork chops / mustard/coconut milk sauce/ garlic/thyme / Mashed potatoes / Stir fry cabbage/squash
     
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    Tuesday 3-31 / DAY 16 / INTO THIRD Week If I can continue on, feel that I'll be joining an elite club - it's not for the faint of heart, for sure!   Went into town for groceries. / half order of Chik F A hash browns (canola oil)   Lunch - Chicken Salad / almonds / grapes   Collagen Smoothie   Dinner - Chili / half avocado / cilantro _________________________________________ 4-1 / Wed - DAY 17
    Late breakfast - at noon 
    Nana Crepe / BACON / strawberries & coffee!   Spoon of Pear Jam - 0 sugar Morning Light Bliss    Lunch - Chicken Salad / Almonds / Grapes   Collagen Smoothie   Dinner - Chili / half avocado __________________________________________________________________________   Thursday 4-2 / DAY 18!    Breakfast was sweet potato/ coffee!   Lunch - Chili & avocado     Late dinner - bowl of BLT Salad* - good!    Cordial with half grape juice & half coconut water —- *BLT SALAD Used Butter lettuce, bacon, & those good Campari tomatoes, quartered.  Dressing was W30 mayo w/ fresh thyme & extra lemon juice added.   & a side of yellow bell pepper strips _____ Took a long nap this afternoon.    Think healing fires are  stoked ————— Discovered my neck again today /  Looked in mirror this morning to brush my teeth & there it was!  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Day 19 - Friday / 4-3  LOVING  my Orange Water every morning. Make it first thing! So refreshing —- - delicious meals! Magical Days    Late breakfast at noon Half sweet potato w/ vanilla Pod cream BACON, dab Pear jam 0 sugar / good coffee    Savoring Morning Light / Beauty & Spring Forest / View from Breakfast Window / BirdSong   Snack Collagen Smoothie   Dinner -  roast beef & green beans/ potato/ parsley /  tomato / cucumber salad So good! Delicious!  —- 11 more days! Then testing  / YAY! _____________________________________________________________________________________________   DAY 20!!! Sat 4-4 // 2/3 way there!! YAY   10 more days after today    —-  This morning, savored delightful tea spoon of French Pear Preserves & Nespresso coffee w/Pods cream ,  with Spring sunlight & forest view from breakfast window. A bit of Heaven!  —- Late lunch  Roast beef, potatoes w/ parsley, French green beans w/toasted almonds & chives, cooked in ghee - so good!    Collagen Smoothie snack   Dinner - Chicken in Coconut Cream / garlic / chive sauce / side of HASH BROWNS / on plan catsup _______________________________________________________________________________   DAY 21 Sunday 4-5 /  3 weeks today It's truly by GRACE I'm doing W30. Honestly didn't know if I was up to it!  Something magical happened in the second week A Zone of Peace, Joy & little to no cravings kicked in!   And actually wanting the W30 choices, whereas I had thought I would just be enduring the whole thing!  —- Will be nice afterwards not to have the anxiety hanging over about messing up & upsetting the W30 apple cart, but   I can see how it would be good for me to basically stick to it after testing ...   And no worries if I go off a little-    Thinking I would let Sunday be a day to have whatever I may want...     But basically try to stick to it otherwise -- with God's help! ___________________________________________________________________________    The secret to success on W30 is to BE IN quarantine the whole time ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________ TESTING THOUGHTS
    reading about Phase 2 / testing... It seems the food group you choose is eaten at every meal / snack in some form.    Then you do two days of W30 before trying the next group.    I think I will do Dairy first, since I saw the Jeni brand ice cream recently. it's sooo good!  & Brie with pears  maybe Parm chicken [w/ W30 Mayo] melted cheese / pimento cheese  Loaded baked potato - butter / cheese / sour cream —- Sugars Then will try Agave with tea & BAI with the sugar alcohols. & Poppi drink w/ sugar/vinegar   Then GRAINS -  grits / rice / cornbread/ corn chips / taco    Sandwich / bread  Croissant/ English muffin/ waffles    Then LEGUMES -  Dales sauce (soy) / Helmanns mayo peanuts / pnb  5 guy fries (peanut oil) or potato chips  Field peas / Lima’s w/ sweet tomato sauce ______________________________________________________    

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    Revelate reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    I can't believe it's Wednesday already.  Working at home, the days just slide by...
    Monday I did not start Whole 30-It was a rainy, dreary day and I had to give blood at 9:00 am.  I've really gotten used to lounging around until 10:00 or so.  I completely forgot I was doing Whole 30 and ate my usual Nutter Butters offered in the cantina after the donation was complete.  Also, my new Instant Pot arrived (first time user!) and I needed to read and investigate how to use it.  No exercise all day - I wasn't feeling it.  Lesson learned:  While I don't have to check labels or struggle to come up with meal ideas, I DO need to put some thought into this program.  Since I haven't been thinking or planning, this wasn't at the forefront of my mind. 
    Tuesday was a new day - I used a sweet potato that I cooked in the Instant Pot to make a breakfast casserole.  Lunch was leftover Mexican (compliant) and dinner was grilled chicken and salad.  I was really hungry in  the evening and reached for some almonds - they were honey-roasted and I didn't think anything about it until a handful or so in...*sigh.  I really need to put more effort and thought into this if I want to be successful. Exercise was good - upper body workout in the morning, hour long walk on the treadmill due to the threat of storms, and then a 90-min yin yoga class.  
    So today is another new day.  Once again, I haven't really been thinking about doing Whole 30.  I need to buy one of the new books to read to help engage myself.  
    Pain=0.  Though I had to take ibuprofen last night so I could sleep.  
    Energy=7.  Not as good as it could be, but I've got enough energy to do a lot of little chores in between work sessions today.  
    Breakfast-Casserole made yesterday:  1 sweet potato, 1 zucchini, 1 onion, 6 eggs.  Cooked and cut into 4 pieces for 4 days.  
    Lunch-leftover salad from dinner
    Dinner-Cod fish and salad
    Snack if I need it:  hot tea
    I did my upper body work out this morning.  Plan to go for a walk in a little while.  I'm hoping to get a yoga session in, but it depends on how long I'm walking and how I feel afterward.  
    Plan: Investigate Whole 30 books to help me get in the right mindset.  I should also make a plan of meals for the week and post it on the fridge so I'm not eating mindlessly.    
     
     
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    Revelate got a reaction from BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    Might as well update as we go along ;).
    Day 5 now, things were going well the first several days then sometime yesterday stopped retaining water though I had stayed compliant and no obvious culprits other than the change in diet itself.  That drove the worst night’s sleep I think I might ever have had... I seriously remember 5 dreams from last night which is more than I can remember from the last decade.  I almost never remember them.
    We talk about small victories, had two of them today:
    1) Late afternoon after doubling my water intake from the last few days saw a shade of urine distinct from the toilet. Cheers, water went somewhere other than straight through me!  Baby steps.
    2) I wondered if I just wasn’t getting enough calories and I was hungry and in possible need of additional sodium (I don’t know what the right balance is Na to K I should google that) so I supplemented with the W30 lifestyle bowl at Chipotle and I noticed the salt in the meal.  I have eaten at Chipotle quite a few times in the last decade or more, arguably one of the healthier options I frequented... and I never noticed it in a bowl previously.  Chips sure, but not in the rest of the meal.
    Not sure if that’s an increased sensitively or if I was craving it but I’ll take a more refined palate even temporarily as a win for now. ;).
    The hydration bit scared me enough to convert slow runs into walks and I did manage to swing the sledgehammer a bit so haven’t thrown in any of the towels yet.  I don’t feel absolutely miserable right now but I know I don’t feel well; on the plus side for day 5 apparently that’s right on schedule so maybe I’m doing it right for once.
    Hope all is going well for the rest of you!
     
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    Revelate reacted to Laurenacc in Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?   
    Revelate- how's your whole30 going? Are you on Day 20 now? Amazing! Sorry it looks me a while to respond! I didn't start on 4/12, but I DID start today!
    I ended up going to a different Whole Foods location than my previous trip a month ago on Saturday (braved mass transit and took a bus, stayed far away from the only 3 other people on it) and waited outside in a line in the rain for maybe about 10 minutes total. This Whole Foods had literally everything I needed from my list EXCEPT 1 item...which I can make from scratch, I just usually avoid doing that since it's time consuming- but I have all the time in the world now 
    So I prepped my breakfasts and lunches for the week yesterday and I'll make my dinners for the week tonight. Sooo thrilled I was able to find everything I needed and was able to start on time like I had planned. Now I just hope I'm consistently able to find everything I need every week for the next 6 weeks 
    I guess no one else decided to start today if a lot of people started last week, so I may be the only one posting in my own forum, hah!
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    Revelate got a reaction from Laurenacc in Monday April 20, 2020 start date- anyone else?   
    I’m cheating haha.  Started April 1st but apparently there’s a Whole Foods / Snapkitchen partnership and I have simply been doing the subscription meal service and picking W30 compliant meals off their menu.  That plus an occasional Chipotle lifestyle bowl for additional sodium and calories, both of which I apparently need right now, and the logistics at least have been smooth.
    They did recently reduce their menu selection and some items are running out (though it may just be first come first serve and I got there much later today than I usually do and the item had Avocado in the name /eyeroll) so I suspect we are finally starting to see some impact in the food supply at least for certain items.
    From the news though many consumers were being more cost conscious rather than health conscious right now: namely there was an uptick in cheaper food and discount grocers were seeing more business.  The counterpoint to that is Whole Foods is probably getting somewhat less business, though with the Amazon delivery services that might not be true.
    Actually that’s what I might do if I were in NYC and worried about public transit (rightfully from what I hear): Whole Foods vis a vis Amazon has a delivery service, probably somewhat more expensive for delivery but that might not only tell you what’s available it might be a good solution too.
    Also I think there’s a big push for #Whole30AtHome starting tomorrow according to the main web page, if you have time might try pushing up the date to what I assume will be a flock of others though sounds like you are fine for motivation being experienced ;).
     
     
     
     
     
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    Revelate reacted to Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - DAY 25   
    *I start testing on APRIL 15!  Just 3 more days left, after today!  Can hardly  believe I've done W30!! Hoping for good success in testing, and then basically to continue W30, allowing rice if it's neutral & planned goodies on the weekend. I don't want to lose this ZONE of well-being!
    I'm learning - Food is powerful!
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    Revelate reacted to JCar in Great results!   
    Reintro went well...left out legumes and gluten contains grains because of known intolerances. Reintroduced sugar in a very small piece of chocolate and it was way too sweet! I don’t crave it anymore! One area I had hoped to improve on was my Hashimotos thyroid but that didn’t happen. My latest test showed my numbers fell into hyper range for the umpteenth time in 4 years. Oh well, working the meds. During this strange and scary time in our world with this virus keeping us homebound, I have managed to keep up my good W30 habits. I know that eating well will help with the stress of all of this. Take care people! I wish you all well!
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    Revelate reacted to Greg65 in Mid-way through. Massive uptick in flow and energy.   
    My thinking has been so much more clear. I'm sleeping less, and have more energy. Yesterday, I did a rigorous bike ride up steep hills (my bike is electric but still, my heart was pumping hard a lot of the time). Then, a hike. Back home after 4 hours. All this on maybe 6 hours of sleep. No nap. Later, I was writing an article for Medium. The ideas were flowing and I was shocked when I realized it was way, way past midnight. This morning, work up at 6:15 and basta! All she wrote. Still up. Might nap later. Today it's almost one and I've eaten, meditated, gotten the article submitted, cleaned the bathroom and did dishes, and written a bunch of emails.  That's an uptick.  Another thing--I wrote an article on Medium that blew up. Massive number of views. I can't attribute that totally to the way of eating, but it's part of the picture. That dog-ass, poor me, slump shouldered, take a nap every day thing is sloping off. Oh, I'm 65.
     
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    Revelate reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    So Day 1 started beautifully, I got all my exercise in, but it turns out that I really can't start effectively without preparation.  I had crab dip leftover and it's too expensive to throw away...that ended up being my dinner.  Not terrible, except that it's made with regular mayonnaise, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese.  So there's that. 
    Revised plan - take the rest of this week to get myself in gear, plan meals for next week and a shopping list, enjoy a few more cups of coffee with cream and a few more glasses of wine, and be ready to start on Monday.  I'll still journal to track my pain, since that and my blood pressure are the reasons I'm doing this.  And also all of the other wonderful NSV that go along with eating so much healthier.  Plus, I know that with journaling even if I'm not yet following Whole 30, I'll still be more aware of what I'm eating.  
      Countdown T -4
    pain - 0, but I also took ibuprofen at 5:00 am after not being able to get back to sleep for over an hour due to extreme achiness  on my right side, which is not typical.  
    My bp was much better today, not sure why.  I did try to drink more water yesterday and definitely ate less food - just eggs, salad, crab dip.  Maybe that's why?
    Exercise plan:
    Push-up training - done
    Walk
    Yoga
     
     
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    Revelate reacted to kirbz in Constantly hungry   
    I'm sure a moderator will chime in about special considerations for breastfeeding mothers, but here are some general comments. 
    First, I'll say that I think having a mindset of experimentation is helpful. This is 30 days for you to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. So mix it up. Try new things. Try eating at the upper end of the meal template and then try a little less. Try eating lots and lots of starchy carbs and then less. Try eating the whole avocado. See how each makes you feel. And learn to trust yourself. Your body knows. Why not try eating the entire sweet potato and the entire avocado for your breakfast and see how that makes you feel?
    A good test to gauge whether you're hungry or just craving something is to ask yourself whether you would eat plain fish and steamed vegetables. If you would eat that, you're probably hungry. If that isn't appealing at all, maybe you're just having a craving and perhaps fill that void with a new, healthy habit. 
    I'll also say that I tend to eat a whole lot of starchy carbs when I do Whole30. Like, sometimes I'll have them with every single meal. I'm pretty active and that's what my body wants. Here are some additional options for starchy carbs: 
    beets (and here's a great recipe to try: http://meljoulwan.com/2010/05/27/belly-dance-beet-salad/)  parsnip (try making fries)  carrots plantain pumpkin winter squashes (here's a great recipe: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/stuffed-acorn-squash-paleo-whole30/)  Also, here are two of my all-time favorite recipes for consuming potatoes and sweet potatoes: 
    Spinach and Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-potatoes-paleo-whole30-vegan/ Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes-paleo/  Best wishes to you! 
     
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    Revelate reacted to healthcoachisin in healthcoachisin   
    Every time I dump the sugar (healthy or not), I get headaches and bloating on the days right after I stop. It's like a withdrawal for me with sugar. Like an addiction. I have a lot of food sensitivities (grains, legumes, dairy ) & even skincare product sensitivities. Have most of my life, hence the mostly clean diet, but I've been going off of my diet just way too much lately, so here I am. And I hope the support will help me. Thank you for the WELCOME!
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    Revelate reacted to MJ of Cayman in Whole 30 for Lent   
    Well, I seem to be talking to myself here.  That’s ok.  Happy to journal.
    Day 43.  I am sooooo ready for this to be over, but sticking to it.  I think of cake several times a day.  A problem with Whole 30 for Lent is that it ends on Easter with all those wonderful forbidden foods ready for feasting.
    At the end of each week I have completed I’ve been treating myself to a kitchen gadget.
    week 1 - julienne peeler
    week 2 - rack to hang some new serving bowls.
    week 3 - revere wear steamer and double boiler bowl.
    week 4 - ceramic baker
    week 5 - refrigerator and freezer thermometers
    week 6 - stainless steel 4 quart mesh strainer
    The stay at home order works with all the cooking, but I’m sure the grocery shoppers wonder about my ordered items - coconut aminos, rice vinegar, almond flour.  Not the usual quarantine items.
    Lots of leftovers in the fridge, and running the dishwasher everyday.  Just can’t get my kitchen u see control with everyone home all day and cooking such a large part of this program.
    I am starting to notice a change in my shape in the mirror.  That’s nice.  Lots of weight to take off, but this is a good start.
    I just can’t overdo it at Easter.
     
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    Revelate got a reaction from BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    That is very true: I never worried about my weight much as I am apparently genetically well adapted to the typical grain based diet, but working two jobs and still eating badly saw I was roughly 20 pounds over my in-shape weight and knew I wasn’t right... but in times prior that I’ve tried to do better I’d used the scale daily to track my victories and that was clearly wrong.  I don’t know what the right frequency is, the number matters some but can’t be a slave to it.  Might try measuring the first of every month in my case? Still catch long term trends without the short term stupidity?
    General update: I am a late bloomer in this as in so many other things in life.
    Felt wretched yesterday, and this morning I want basically nothing to do with people contact and just want to go back to sleep... slow day at both offices, I may just do that and write up some documentation over the weekend instead.  Probably will extend this through May though I am starting to loathe some forms of cauliflower.  On the plus side sweet potatoes that I only had on special occasions as a kid are apparently a comfort food for me, who knew?
    One potential big, monster NSV though assuming it lasts: in the last six months to a year I had picked up an occasional full body twitch when lying down to go to sleep.  I didn’t really think much of it but it regularly occurred every 2-3 days.
    Struck me last night that on Day 10 now and I haven’t had that since Day 1.  Google suggests it was an electrolyte imbalance which seems sort of obvious when I think about it but the increased dietary potassium and the lowering of sodium intake apparently is the trick for me on that front.
     
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    Revelate reacted to laura_juggles in Day 5 low water absorption   
    If you know you've been low on salt, add more salt to your diet. Don't just up your water. That's how you give yourself hyponatremia. 
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    Revelate reacted to BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    I found it both alarming and interesting how much “that” number provided only by an angry piece of fabricated material that shoots a number at you because you stepped on it can do to greatly affect our perceived outcome causing us to miss all the other changes and victories, which are the ones that actually matter.
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    Revelate got a reaction from BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    Interesting experience on W30; other than the Day 5 fiasco, generally I have been feeling surprisingly good and performing work at a pretty high level compared to where I was before.  Admittedly I was stuck in LA and moving to Texas has a non-trivial placebo effect if not more than that, but still.
    I know not everyone’s experience is the same but I was expecting more withdrawal symptoms.
    More to the tally of NSV’s:
    I am getting tired at normal hours and falling asleep faster.
    I can focus better, I can do everything intellectual longer than I did just a week ago where I so stupidly easy to distract.  Also after an almost awesome sleep last night, I was feeling ready and  mostly rested though I am nowhere close to tanned heh.
    I am enjoying the pleasantries of passing people more than usual and had a quality conversation with my dad’s neighbor which both suggest I am in a pretty good mood.  Heck this was after a two hour work call which normally would have exhausted me (heavy introvert).
    I am eating more than before, strange to think that but I have been pretty eating on a fairly regular schedule and this seems to be working well eating 1600ish clean calories vs the junk I was eating before.  Energy level is definitely better through the day and this is the end of Day 7.  I am actually a little hungry right now sadly no good snacks before bed time available.  Drinking a gallon of water a day is probably helping on that front too, no longer seemingly dehydrated.
    Quality of sleep is still a little shaky but that isn’t the diet’s fault I think other than the one terrible night and maybe night 5/6 too which was short.  Two jobs both of which have been busy and accidentally turned on the alarm this past morning which is a whoopsie.
    Overall I think the biggest benefit of this Whole30 is teaching me to pay attention to the positives and don’t worry about the scale.  I might have gotten the same benefits from Paleo over the last 7 days but I have done that before and never really noticed much difference other than weight coming off.  
    I didn’t even bring the scale with me to Texas, I will get another someday but it just seems so irrelevant right now.
    Thank you to everyone that has posted on this forum, it’s still a great resource for all that the volume seems way down.  Perhaps with the W30 at home challenge it will pick up again, but if there were any good time to do this, it seems like now.
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    Revelate reacted to ShannonM816 in Driving from Florida to Michigan need Whole30 restaurant options   
    Your best bet may be to look up restaurants along your route or in cities you plan to stop in and research them before you leave so you have a plan. Just "between Florida and Michigan" doesn't narrow things down much. If you knew a specific city or town you were planning to stop in, someone here *might* have suggestions. 
    If you check out the downloads available here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/, the dining guide has tips for choosing restaurants and the travel guide has tips for traveling while on whole30. If you're at all interested in packing any of your meals in a cooler to carry with you, this article may be helpful:  https://whole30.com/in-the-wild-1/.
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    Revelate reacted to Jihanna in Driving from Florida to Michigan need Whole30 restaurant options   
    Breakfast places worked really, really well for me when I was traveling. It wasn't typically any issue for them to toss a piece of foil down on the grill to keep my eggs and/or meat separate from anyone else's food, and they were all willing to use olive oil (or canola, for those places that didn't have it). Fresh vegetables gave me a huge variety of options for mixing it up with omelets, which were quite yummy even without cheese. Fresh fruit was sometimes available, also.
    For meals later in the day, shoot for steak, grilled chicken, or grilled fish -- all of these can be cooked on foil (like the eggs) and most places are willing to work with anyone who has food allergies... I would tell them I wasn't allergic but was on an elimination diet to help determine sensitivities, never had a problem.
    If you can find a place that does Mongolian barbecue or something similar, where you pick your food to put in a bowl and they cook that food specifically for you, that works very well also since you can customize your meal quite easily that way.
    The one thing I will say is to avoid fast food places unless you're just getting salads or fresh fruit cups. Many do offer a grilled option for things like chicken, but it's not worth risking that they've marinated it in something not compliant (and even the burgers weren't something I wanted to risk on my own rounds).
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    Revelate reacted to Ktinegv in Driving from Florida to Michigan need Whole30 restaurant options   
    Chick-fil-A naked chicken bites.  Take a bottle of the primal salad dressings. Get salads but use your own dressing. Gas stations often have boiled eggs, and nuts and fruit. That’s my idea.  I like taking cutie oranges on trips. 
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    Revelate reacted to Irock in Chipotle problem!!   
    Have you seen Chipotle's web site?!    Under Allergens and Special Diets, click on Special Diets and there is a Whole30 column!  Sorry if this isn't new news, but it was such a wonderful thing to see for me.   I would not have known if sugar was a part of any seasoning/marinade and probably not joined in the Chipotle dinner with friends.  Instead, I just went down the list and ordered the approved ingredients!  
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    Revelate got a reaction from BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    Thanks @BabyBear!
    I think I split somewhere between mental and physical: I have gone down to one meal a day at times in my life (when sedentary) and can pretty much ignore hunger when needed... but after the Chipotle trip I upped my calories another 400ish a day and actually feel pretty darned good even at the end of Day 6 after an exhausting day at work and another not great sleep night (did get to deep sleep in a 4 hour stretch at least).   Didn’t remember whatever awkward dream either this time so closer to normal heh... though funny story one of the dreams from the other night would have mortified me 20 years ago, now got more important things to worry about than being in a some sort of dorm in my underwear haha.
    So far almost all the impact has been physiological, mentally doing OK other than I am slower after the sleep issues for sure.  Just not as quick as when I am tanned rested and ready but that’ll come.
     
     
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    Revelate reacted to BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    @Revelate congrats on starting your whole 30 and your two NSV!  Yes day 5 can be rough and I will say the dreams get funky but then die down at least they did for me. 
    I also started a round on April 1st.  This is second round for me, my first was January.  I learned a lot about me and relationship to food.  I find so much of my issues with food is more emotional and mental than it is physical.  
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    Revelate got a reaction from BabyBear in April Whole 30 2020   
    Might as well update as we go along ;).
    Day 5 now, things were going well the first several days then sometime yesterday stopped retaining water though I had stayed compliant and no obvious culprits other than the change in diet itself.  That drove the worst night’s sleep I think I might ever have had... I seriously remember 5 dreams from last night which is more than I can remember from the last decade.  I almost never remember them.
    We talk about small victories, had two of them today:
    1) Late afternoon after doubling my water intake from the last few days saw a shade of urine distinct from the toilet. Cheers, water went somewhere other than straight through me!  Baby steps.
    2) I wondered if I just wasn’t getting enough calories and I was hungry and in possible need of additional sodium (I don’t know what the right balance is Na to K I should google that) so I supplemented with the W30 lifestyle bowl at Chipotle and I noticed the salt in the meal.  I have eaten at Chipotle quite a few times in the last decade or more, arguably one of the healthier options I frequented... and I never noticed it in a bowl previously.  Chips sure, but not in the rest of the meal.
    Not sure if that’s an increased sensitively or if I was craving it but I’ll take a more refined palate even temporarily as a win for now. ;).
    The hydration bit scared me enough to convert slow runs into walks and I did manage to swing the sledgehammer a bit so haven’t thrown in any of the towels yet.  I don’t feel absolutely miserable right now but I know I don’t feel well; on the plus side for day 5 apparently that’s right on schedule so maybe I’m doing it right for once.
    Hope all is going well for the rest of you!