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  1. I’ve made the decision to do a full Round 4 W30 starting Monday 19th April - and I can’t wait!! I’m not going to go crazy before then, but we are away at the seaside so we did drink last night and with drink does come occasional ‘compliant ingredients’ snacks (salted veg crisps?) so.... I found the most amazing recipe book though, here in my parents holiday home, it’s called The Doctors Kitchen and I’d say 50% of the meals are compliant, plus it’s a vegan book so often it’s beans/chickpeas that are non compliant and I could sub that out for a different protein source. I’m excited to try
  2. I’m really gearing myself up for my next round, which will be starting on Monday 19th April, although I am not planning on going wild food-wise before then either. We are away at the moment and yes, did drink quite a lot of wine last night, enough to make me dehydrated and headachey this morning. My concerns about food were resolved though, we did a shop as soon as we arrived so we have plenty of compliant foods. My round 4 is going to be strict- no nuts or nut butter, no fruit if possible also, and getting that meal template really established. Reading other threads is very informat
  3. That’s brilliant. One thing I noticed when I did my first W30 was I suddenly felt like I had more time. I think it was because I just didn’t slump in the afternoons, and like you say instead of wanting to veg out in the evenings, I wanted to do things. I did all my kids baby photo albums that had been hanging around for 8 years!!
  4. @SKUtahyep, grazing is my worst habit. I really do believe it is a habit too, as in it is something I can change with practice, but it’s a behaviour I often revert to when I am tired or stressed. I feel so much better when I don’t do it though, I am very insulin sensitive and grazing really plays havoc with that.. I had a horrible day yesterday, felt really tired and washed out, had a nap mid afternoon which is very unlike me and just couldn’t shake the sleepy, worn out feeling all day. I ended up eating a lot of carbs and drinking wine which was not really a good idea. It all started wit
  5. @Rebel Roseand my other tip is always cook extra if you can. I use freezable plastic tubs (like takeaway dishes) and before serving out for the family I always take one portion out. Label them before freezing (unless you like mystery dinner)- I always label mine W30 chilli or whatever so I know in future that it is a 100% compliant meal.
  6. Hey @Maria Fernanda how are you getting on?
  7. So a week of healthier behaviour has paid off for me. I feel much brighter. My leg is still a bit sore to be honest, and I’m not running anywhere near as many miles as I have been it as I would like. I need to get back into daily yoga and generally self care a bit. definitely I know that 3 meals a day and no snacks is working better for me. I did weigh myself a few days ago and I was shocked to see I had gained 7lbs since 1st April! The following day I was very strict, I cut carbs right down and tracked what I ate, and the following day it was gone, so it was clearly water retention but eve
  8. @Lorna from Canada it sounds like you have been busy! I totally agree with your ‘worth it’ dilemma- I was the same around Easter. I felt my expectations of a chocolate egg were just too great, and it would never live up to it, so I didn’t have one, but I did for the first time since starting this, really really want one and I just couldn’t make the decision. i’m just ticking along here. I must admit I struggled around Easter and have thankfully now settled back into the plan, although I am being really strict as I know that’s the only way to get myself back on the straight and narrow
  9. Welcome, how are you getting on? I definitely agree to keep a notebook/journal. I’m 8, nearly 9, months in and I still write in mine most days. It really helps me to track back and compare fluctuations.
  10. @Nedster7 how are you getting on? I’d be mindful of incorporating Intermittent fasting into the W30 certainly for the initial 30 days. Having weight loss in your mind can override your good choices I think. I went from a fasting/Mediterranean diet to this and stopped fasting and still did lose weight in my first 30 but you have to trust the plan.
  11. Saturday morning here, and I have a slight hangover as I drank too much last night! And now going to outdoor bootcamp as punishment haha the week has been quite tricky. I feel like I can’t get my head back in the game and I have eaten a lot of compliant things that I know I shouldn’t really have too much of: fruit, dried fruit and nuts mostly. I’ve tried to go with it to a degree, I’ve not been running this week due to my hip and therefore I have felt quite down anyway, but I know that food is not the way to lift my mood. I can run again now, but I’m limiting to alternate days a
  12. I’ve been eating this way for nearly 9 months now and so the food pretty much does itself. But my ‘food behaviour’ is my daily challenge really. I tend to feel better when I don’t snack or eat between meals, and when I really focus on the meal template. However I know that I don’t always do this so i often have to have a strict week where I really focus on it, like a mini reset. in a different way, I found Easter really really challenging, I think it brought up a lot of things from my childhood, and a lot of ‘fear of missing out’ which I wasn’t expecting as I had pretty much sailed t
  13. I think you could do this with any long thin veg? So courgette or aubergine (can you guess where I live??) or butternut squash? Anything to separate the layers?
  14. I will also add as I have just reread my posts on this thread, I feel SOOOOOO much better when I eat 3 meals a day and don’t graze and I am absolutely going to work at getting that rhythm back into my life. Waiting 4-5 hours between meals really works for me but it takes me a few days to get into the swing
  15. Hey @Maria Fernanda, I have had a really weird few weeks. I developed a really bad pain in my hip (I deserved this as I run a lot and this year have run too much and not rested properly...) but yes. I think eating dairy a few weeks ago, aggravated it and I was fully in pain, hobbling round. I also had my Covid jab and felt bad after that. I didn’t go off plan but I just felt like I was struggling. Saying no to everything was a battle where normally it is easy. I substituted with lots of compliant things like nuts and dried fruit and nut butter (and I know these don’t agree with me really) and