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    Emmaa got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 5-7:
    On day 5 I realized my ankles are not thick anymore. Stomach is still bloated and joint do stil hurt.
    I had my 'normal' breakfast, eggs and fruit. Lunch was a chicken salad with fruit and vegetables, without mayonaise. I have decided I don't like the mayonaise and I just use some olive oil over it. I've been hungry the entire afternoon, so had some sweet potato and green beans before going out for dinner. The restaurant did not really had any options for dinner. But the made me some fish with potatoes and vegetables. I'm not 100% sure it was WHole30 apporoved, but I did my best and that's okay for me now.
    On day 6, I couldn't get out of bed. Someone was picking me up for a drive north. We were looking for a campground for next summer. Spend most of the morning and afternoon in the car and we had lunch at the beach. I ordered a salad that looked Whole30 approved and asked for the sauce on the side. That worked perfectly. They only served it with bread and that just kept staring at me. But I didn't eat it
    Day 7: I was meeting friends in the morning and afternoon. We just stayed at one friends place and normally she would make lunch. Last week I already let her know that she didn't need to get lunch for me. I brought my own lunch. And had that. It worked really well.
    I'm really proud of myself for sticking to it this week. I had a couple of times that I had other food in front of me, that I was not allowed to eat and I resisted everytime. Even the chocolate in front of me on Sunday. I do feel hungry in the afternoon. I should look into snack food for the late afternoon, before the gym . What do other people eat as snack food? It would be easiest to eat vegetables or fruit, but as far as I know that's not allowed. So I eat nuts, but I also think I eat too many nuts.
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    Emmaa got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 4:
    I had to go to the office for a meeting. I had breakfast at home and realized when I wanted to go for lunch that I left my lunch at home................ I had to buy lunch at the restaurant. I had one egg, two small tomatoes and an apple. After my last meeting, at 3pm I drove home and ate all my snacks. I had an early dinner and allowed myself to have a snack while watching Netflix.
    Althoug I forgot my lunch, I felt a lot better then on day 3. I was bloated and ad a headache. And I kept looking for snacks, but that might have something to do with forgetting lunch. The most difficult part of today... Not stepping on the scale.
    Overall, I think I'm doing okay. Please let me know if I do something wrong. Or if you have tips and tricks I'm already thinking of extending it for 60 days.

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    Emmaa got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 2:
    The morning went really well. No problems. I had breakfast and lunch. In te afternoon I couldn't focus. Working was hard. My head was foggy and I only wanted to watch TV. I got a friend over for dinner. I cut a sweet potato really carefully, because foggy head and shaking hands are not the best for making dinner. But dinner turned out really good. I'll make this again
    After dinner foggy head and shaking hands are gone. Had a good visit with my friend and watched Netflix. Was really tired and went to bed on time.
     

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    Emmaa got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Schrod's recipe roundup   
    This looks really good!
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    Emmaa got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 5-7:
    On day 5 I realized my ankles are not thick anymore. Stomach is still bloated and joint do stil hurt.
    I had my 'normal' breakfast, eggs and fruit. Lunch was a chicken salad with fruit and vegetables, without mayonaise. I have decided I don't like the mayonaise and I just use some olive oil over it. I've been hungry the entire afternoon, so had some sweet potato and green beans before going out for dinner. The restaurant did not really had any options for dinner. But the made me some fish with potatoes and vegetables. I'm not 100% sure it was WHole30 apporoved, but I did my best and that's okay for me now.
    On day 6, I couldn't get out of bed. Someone was picking me up for a drive north. We were looking for a campground for next summer. Spend most of the morning and afternoon in the car and we had lunch at the beach. I ordered a salad that looked Whole30 approved and asked for the sauce on the side. That worked perfectly. They only served it with bread and that just kept staring at me. But I didn't eat it
    Day 7: I was meeting friends in the morning and afternoon. We just stayed at one friends place and normally she would make lunch. Last week I already let her know that she didn't need to get lunch for me. I brought my own lunch. And had that. It worked really well.
    I'm really proud of myself for sticking to it this week. I had a couple of times that I had other food in front of me, that I was not allowed to eat and I resisted everytime. Even the chocolate in front of me on Sunday. I do feel hungry in the afternoon. I should look into snack food for the late afternoon, before the gym . What do other people eat as snack food? It would be easiest to eat vegetables or fruit, but as far as I know that's not allowed. So I eat nuts, but I also think I eat too many nuts.
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    Emmaa got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 4:
    I had to go to the office for a meeting. I had breakfast at home and realized when I wanted to go for lunch that I left my lunch at home................ I had to buy lunch at the restaurant. I had one egg, two small tomatoes and an apple. After my last meeting, at 3pm I drove home and ate all my snacks. I had an early dinner and allowed myself to have a snack while watching Netflix.
    Althoug I forgot my lunch, I felt a lot better then on day 3. I was bloated and ad a headache. And I kept looking for snacks, but that might have something to do with forgetting lunch. The most difficult part of today... Not stepping on the scale.
    Overall, I think I'm doing okay. Please let me know if I do something wrong. Or if you have tips and tricks I'm already thinking of extending it for 60 days.

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    Emmaa got a reaction from Ginsky in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 0
    Hello everyone! I'm Emma. Living in Amsterdam (NL) and starting my first Whole30.
    Last week I read the Whole30 book. I flipped through the slowcooker cookbook and the Fast & Easy cookbook. Last weekend I made a weekmenu and did the grocery shopping.
    I've IBS and painful joints. I hope these things get better/less painful during the next 30 days. I also don't sleep very well.
    I'm looking forward to start, but also feel like the next 2 weeks will be very difficult at times...
    I go to the gym in Mondays and Wednesdays and I'd like to continu this the next coming weeks.
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    Emmaa got a reaction from ms vic in Starting today (August 17th)   
    Good morning,
    I've started this morning. This is my first Whole30. I read the book last week. Made a week plan for this week and yesterday did the grocery shopping. I did not have time to mealprep. But I do have time to cook today. And today I'll cook for several days.
    I'll start a daily log. Just to keep my accountable.
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    Emmaa got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 2:
    The morning went really well. No problems. I had breakfast and lunch. In te afternoon I couldn't focus. Working was hard. My head was foggy and I only wanted to watch TV. I got a friend over for dinner. I cut a sweet potato really carefully, because foggy head and shaking hands are not the best for making dinner. But dinner turned out really good. I'll make this again
    After dinner foggy head and shaking hands are gone. Had a good visit with my friend and watched Netflix. Was really tired and went to bed on time.
     

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    Emmaa reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    @MadyVanilla is right, the first Whole30 takes tons of time until you get used to it.  Having protein prepared is a big step towards success, as you found out when you were running late and had that chicken ready to eat in the fridge.  I love the pictures of your food - it all looks delicious!
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    Emmaa reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Shadow’s May 2020 Whole30   
    Day 2 Tuesday August 18, 2020
    M1: kale, prosciutto and sweet potato hash with green beans and 2 fried eggs, olive oil & ghee
    M2: romaine salad with avocado, green grapes, mandarin sections, chicken, walnuts, Primal Kitchen green goddess dressing
    M3: salted cucumbers slices to snack on while at the bbq, zucchini rounds, roasted white potatoes and bbq steak tenderloin, boiled carrots, olive oil
    NSV: I didn't snack between meals, was craving a snack beginning mid afternoon but I powered through... and drank lots of water.
    NSV: my energy has been a bit low lately, I've been feeling slow and my arms and legs were feeling heavy, but today I felt more energetic so:
    I walked 3 x 30 minutes and did an hour of strength training at the gym, and spent a nice 20 minutes stretching at the end of the day.  I'm feeling a bit more like my normal self again.  Maybe it's the cooler weather or maybe it's the sugar ban, but whatever it is it feels great.  Looking forward to another compliant day tomorrow...
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    Emmaa got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Day 1:
    I woke up early (6am) and decided to get a start on breakfast and cooked chicken for lunch. During the day I realized cooking takes a lot of time!! I spend my lunch break cooking preparing lunch and a snack and got all the ingredients in the slowcooker for dinner. I even have a blister from cutting all the potatoes and vegetables! Also making mayonaise for the salad was an adventure.
    At work meetings were running late. And I had a time slot for the gym. Luckily I had the chicken meatballs prepared. I jumped in the car and went to the gym. I already read that gym time can be a bit different in the first 2 weeks (less strength). And that was indeed the case. I took it slow at the gym and drove back home to dinner!
    I've not been hungry. But my brain wsa foggy from 3pm onwards. And I was shacking a bit with withdrawal symptoms. The evening I spend on the cough and watching Netflix.

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    Emmaa reacted to MadyVanilla in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Welcome, Emma!  It sounds like you've done your preparations and you are ready to go.  I'm looking forward to hearing about your journey - here's to a successful first day!  
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    Emmaa reacted to jennifer_k in Emma's 1st Whole30 log, starting August 17   
    Good for you, Emma! Look forward to reading about your journey!
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    Emmaa reacted to Ginsky in Starting today (August 17th)   
    You sound really prepared and proactive!  I hope you have a wonderful experience with your Whole30.  ... I mean, at least the second half.  That first week or so can be rough but it's worth it.  
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    Emmaa reacted to CCHoff in Starting today (August 17th)   
    I just started today, too! I’m so excited. This is my 5th one. I can tell when I’m ready for a tuneup, and now is the time.  Can’t wait for consistent energy, and the calm that settles my nervous system after taking out the sugar and chemicals. Oh and the great night’s sleep. Who knew it was all based on food.  Seems so obvious now. Hee-haw, can’t wait! Emmaa I hope you really love it - just power through the beginning and it’ll be worth it! 
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    Emmaa got a reaction from CCHoff in Starting today (August 17th)   
    Good morning,
    I've started this morning. This is my first Whole30. I read the book last week. Made a week plan for this week and yesterday did the grocery shopping. I did not have time to mealprep. But I do have time to cook today. And today I'll cook for several days.
    I'll start a daily log. Just to keep my accountable.
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    Emmaa got a reaction from Ginsky in Starting today (August 17th)   
    Good morning,
    I've started this morning. This is my first Whole30. I read the book last week. Made a week plan for this week and yesterday did the grocery shopping. I did not have time to mealprep. But I do have time to cook today. And today I'll cook for several days.
    I'll start a daily log. Just to keep my accountable.
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    Emmaa reacted to frankdmadrigal in Started this morning August 16th, 2020   
    Well here we go.  I'm starting today along with my awesome supportive wife.  We did our planning and preparation and I'm cautiously optimistic.  Just had my coffee with an approved almond and coconut milk "creamer", no sugar and getting ready to go make a veggie frittata.  
    I've done "Slow Carb" 4h body diet before and it feels similar. I'm kinda worried that without a cheat day I'm going to resort to just not eating because the food will be so boring. I'm telling myself that the cheat day was the reason the 4h body diet was not transformative and I'm hopeful that Whole 30 is going to help me be my healthiest as I get into my mid 50's and beyond.
    Hoping to hear back from anyone else that is starting the journey today too.