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  1. Hey @Rebecca001, you just made me discover that my name was a TV show I'm French, from France, living in France! Some people need more explaining than others, that's for sure… But it does make sense in a way, for someone that never had any problem with food, a program like Whole30 can seem far-fetched. It's a lot harder to understand the solution when you can't relate to the problem. But I found that, with enough explaining, people eventually understand (and the ones that don't usually aren't the type of people I want to interact with anyway...)
  2. It's probably too late, and the birthday is long past, but I'll give my advice for anyone passing by! One simple answer: always bring food with you. ALWAYS It will only be a social barrier if you see it as one. If you're open and freely speaking about it, people really don't mind (at least in my experience). Just don't separate yourself from the group, don't make yourself an outcast just because you don't eat like other people. Join the groups, and if people give you a weird look, start explaining. Tell them that you just started this really cool program to change your eating habits
  3. I also had quite a lot of trouble getting my "food freedom", what helped me a LOT was to find out that the food in itself wasn't the problem, I only used it to cope with my real problems, eating had become an addiction, to make me feel good when I felt helpless, sad, angry, bored… If you feel like it might be your case, I can't recommend you enough the book The heart of addiction, from Lance M Dodes M.D. . Not only does it explain clearly what an addiction is, but it also gives you tools to fight it off on your own, with plenty of examples. Although my brain still sends me the "I NE
  4. Thank you for your answer and advices! It does totally make sense, and yes, it would be stupid to "keep the band-aid" all the time. I guess what bothered me was the shift of between "I'm the type of person who can eat anything", to "if you give me something to eat, there's an 80% chance it'll make me sick". But if I was born knowing that I was intolerant to those things, I wouldn't even think about it. That's just who I am, I just have to forget my old habits, and accept the new me. Again, thank you!
  5. Hi there! I followed the whole30 program around 2 months ago, and it did me a lot of good, I had a sugar addiction, binge-eating disorder, I didn't really know the difference between hunger and just wanting to eat… Anyway, Whole30 did help me solve all those problems, and thank you for that! Before the program, I never had any gut problem, I could eat anything and everything, I've always had a happy belly! But now, well, it looks like I became intolerant to gluten and lactose… Every now and then, I'd like to share a pizza with friends, but my gut won't let me! If I do eat pizza