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  1. Hi everyone! I’m on day 8 of my 3rd W30 - it’s been a good 5 years since my last one and I’ve been through every manner of anxiety, depression, and health problems in the meantime and decided the commitment and routine of W30 would be a good way to begin to get my life back on track. That said, my schedule is proving to be a little difficult and I’m trying to figure out how to plan/schedule my meals. I’m a full time student with 2 jobs, so my schedule is super packed and I tend to only sleep 5 hours a night and usually take a day nap in the late afternoon but I’m not sure if that’s helping or hurting me at this point. Here’s the schedule I have currently:

    7:30 am - wake up 

    8:45 - 12 - Job #1 - munch on crackers or fruit around 9:30/10 as “breakfast”

    12:30-4:30 - Job #2

    4:30-7 Class some days or collapse in a nap 

    7:00 - “Lunch”

    7-9- Study, chores, meal prep

    9:00-10ish - Dinner

    10-1:30/2 - study, clean, read, existential crisis, social media trap

    CLEARLY this is not a good system. I know I should eat breakfast, make sure to get protein before I’ve been awake and expensing energy for 11 hours, and I’d love to carve out time for exercise cuz I’m really feeling like a beached whale with no muscle mass left over haha. 

    Here is the schedule I am considering implementing, taking into account the reality of my schedule, distance learning and studying = screen time, which I want to try to stop by 10, and the fact that due to COVID and masks, I can’t munch or have a meal during work:

    7:30 - Wake up

    8:30 - Breakfast (Even though I’m never hungry) 

    8:45 - 12 - Job #1

    12:00 - Lunch

    12:30 - 4:30 - Work

    4:30 - 7:00 - Class, hoping to phase out naps, study on days I don’t have class. Snack? 

    7:00 - 9:00 - Cook, study 

    9:00 - Dinner

    10:00 - Exercise 

    11:00 - Small post PO snack, chores

    11:30/12:00 - sleep 

    I know it’s certainly not an ideal schedule, but I have to study in chunks of time which I need to be on my computer and I know the I desperately need to lay off my phone 2 hours before sleep since it’s messing up my eyesight (just went to the optometrist). So I thought I could use that time after studying to exercise and do non school related work like cleaning and things that won’t require my phone. I’m concerned about eating lunch so early when I usually don’t eat my first meal until early evening and my dinner is super late. It’s a huge gap between lunch and dinner too, but I’m a night owl by nature, since I was a toddler, so the fact that I’m moving my bedtime up by 2 hours to try to get a full 7 at least and I’m used to eating late, I think eating at 5 or 6 is unreasonable. I’ll just want to snack late night and it’s less likely to be a healthy one than if I had a snack while I was doing structured studying. 

    Thoughts and feedback are much appreciated. I know that I’m trying to undo about 25 years of unhealthy habits. 

  2. Thanks for your reply! I’ve been using a mix of oils too - sesame, avocado, evoo, and ghee. I always take W30 as a chance to try to mix it up and experiment with different cooking. And I was trying to cast a wide net once the headaches started to see if it would change. Even the Apple I had as a snack today gave me the 10 min headache. I’ll contact my doctor on Monday 

  3. Hi All!

    I have already read all the previous posts about headaches and know that headaches are normal, but I didn’t quite find the answer I was looking for. I’ve been getting pounding headaches exactly 10 minutes after eating for the last 3 days. I’m on day 7 of my W30, zero cheating, not many craving. This is my third W30 and it’s been a breeze so far compared to the other two but the headaches are coming in like clockwork no matter what I eat. I drink 3 gallons of water a day, have been salting my food more since I don’t usually like salty things, haven't has caffeine in years, and am getting a good mix of protein and fats and veggies. 

    What I ate the last few days:

    - Deviled eggs with tomatoes and prosciutto on the side

    - Ground turkey buffalo meatballs with roasted portobello mushrooms, and raw carrots and cucumbers

    - Taco salad (lettuce, cabbage, scallions, carrots, cilantro, avocado, onions, with grilled steak

    - Lamb burger with mushroom “bun”, caramelized onions, grilled eggplant, sun dried tomatoes, parsley-mint walnut pesto, and a tiny bit of compliant almond milk yogurt tzaziki

    - 2 eggs fried in olive oil with persimmons, sweet potato, and broccoli

    - Tuna salad with lemon juice, avocado, olive oil, and herbs

    - Grilled salmon with asparagus and dill

    - Ground chicken lettuce wraps with compliant teriyaki sauce, a single date, cucumbers, micro greens, purple cabbage, carrots, cilantro, cashews, sesame seeds, scallions

    Consistently ended up with a headache 10 minutes after eating, just in time for washing dishes. I’m usually prone to migraines, but these are milder headaches and the consistent timing of them appearing has me worried. They’re still not “light” headaches - I usually end up slightly nauseous, have to take out my bun/ponytail for a little relief, and feel mild neck and shoulder pain build up  

    Appreciate the feedback :) This is my 3rd W30 and this has been, by far, the easiest one in terms of willpower, motivation, optimism, and lack of cravings/general suffering, so I’m surprised I’m having a very consistent reaction  


  4. Hi all. I’ve been having skin issues - hives, itching, rashes, etc. from head to toe for nearly 3 month now. Never had a history of eczema or any issues before. Been to the dermatologist 8 times and seeing an allergist but we still can’t figure it out. I turned to Whole 30 hoping it would help me figure out if something in my diet is causing the skin issues but nothing is jumping out at me yet. I’ve been using a TON of colloidal oatmeal products - baths, lotions, soaps - since it’s in practically every sensitive skin and anti-itch product. Is that much oatmeal going against my Whole 30 if I’m absorbing oats through my skin?