amywhole30s

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  1. amywhole30s

    "Seasonal" Allergies

    thanks! I have been doing some reading on sulfur and am going to try taking that as a supplement. I've heard it works wonders for getting rid of allergies and if I can eat regular paleo now that I'm done my Whole 30 and take sulfur and be seasonal allergy free I think I might just be the happiest person out there! If the sulfur doesn't work and my upcoming allergy testing... well then I will go for a AIP W30!
  2. amywhole30s

    "Seasonal" Allergies

    yes I definitely realize that. I am working on getting tested for allergies because I definitely can't live like this all the time!
  3. amywhole30s

    Trying to drink coffee

    OMG thank-you!!! I am enjoying my first cup of coffee in a LONG time!
  4. amywhole30s

    Trying to drink coffee

    Oooo thank you for those ideas!!!
  5. Pre-Whole 30 I used to drink almond milk (the store bought with carrageenan) and agave nectar. It wasn't ideal for taste but I know dairy, particularly cream and milk is not good for my body, and I was trying to have a more natural sugar. Now it's post-whole 30 and I've had very little coffee in my life and I really want to reintroduce it and find a way to enjoy it. I think I'm going to be one of those people that needs to do a low-histamine diet, so my post whole 30 right now I'm trying to avoid nuts and seeds, and obviously less strict than the whole 30 I want to be able to meet up with friends, and having dinner with family... stuff like that without it being a BIG thing. Day to day, I want to be paleo/mostly whole-30. But there's my coffee, something that is so enjoyable to me I just want to find a way to enjoy it again. During the whole 30 I made my own almond milk and had it dates a few times. It was okay, but my allergies really flared up. So.... ideas on how I can love coffee again? I definitely cannot do straight up coconut milk - I had one sip of that attempt. How can I achieve that creamy coffee without almond milk, or a way to make the coconut milk better... it just has such a weird consistency for coffee. Would having agave be so bad in the mornings post-whole 30? Maybe I can try it black with agave? Thanks!
  6. amywhole30s

    Whole 30 - Round 1 - Results

    Oh awesome, do you have the link to that post??
  7. amywhole30s

    Simply Proud of Myself!!

    So inspiring! I'm so happy for you and your success! Congratulations!
  8. amywhole30s

    Whole 30 - Round 1 - Results

    Thank you, I think it's just coupled with the lack of relief from allergies, I was just expecting a big number after measuring myself. I have always struggled to get the number on the scale down, but you're right. If I'm losing inches, that's really the only thing that matters. People notice inches - they don't know the number on the scale. I think it's just surprising that I lost 11 inches, and didn't lose a significant amount of weight. It's hard to wrap your brain around. I guess in the same way it's been hard to wrap my brain around the fact that eating fat is good!
  9. amywhole30s

    Whole 30 - Round 1 - Results

    I have really enjoyed reading It Starts With Food. This has been a pretty crazy journey for me and I have sorted through some of my personal attachments to food. I was compliant for this whole program aside from a few spice mistakes with sugar in the first week and some less desirable oils on nuts in the beginning. My main struggle I came into this challenge with was allergies. I am sitting here today still sniffling and sneezing. I am going to research low-histamine foods and look into booking an appointment with a natropath. I'm not going to lie, I'm frustrated that just the Whole 30 didn't make my allergies disappear, as it was my main motivation to try this. I've never been a good sleeper, and throughout the Whole 30 I did start to sleep better; however I still had some really off sleeps. This week has been much better though. My energy has actually been laughable. I took naps last week, which I haven't needed or done in awhile and I know that has been my stress. My stress has been a factor throughout my whole30. I have been more stressed than usual as we are buying our first home, and it's been far from a smooth process. I imagine I'd have different results if I had been less stressed. Then there's my weight. Something I've always struggled with losing. I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to this past 30 days, and again, I probably would have had better results if I had of. I'm frustrated. Yes my clothes fit a bit better, but I was disappointed when I stepped on the scale and only lost 4 pounds. That's almost laughable. I feel like people fluctuate 4 pounds in a day. It's just frustrating when I see all of these amazing results, and I only lost 4 pounds. I did lose 11 inches overall, and while yes I can see the positive that those are good results, I am still so confused how you can manage to lose 11 inches but only lose 4 pounds. I feel like it doesn't add up. My attachment to the number on the scale obviously didn't change. So where do I go from here? I'm not sure. I really want to kick my allergies to the curb, but I'm not ready yet to try the low-histamine Whole 30. It's so limited that I feel like I'd really struggle. I think I want to go to a natropath first. So we'll see. I plan to keep eating mostly whole 30, but I have a bowl of popcorn calling my name first (really the only thing I've craved this entire process).
  10. I started the Whole 30 with hopes of getting rid of my 'seasonal' allergies (and a hope to lose some weight). I say seasonal loosely because I have them year round. I'm on Day 20... and it seems they're worse. My boyfriend just told me that the Whole 30 isn't working for me, and that I've had the worst allergies the past two weeks. I know it's a bad time of the year with the wet weather and leaves composting outside...but I have honestly been through a box of kleenex and sneezed at least 70 times today. I am at the end of my rope on allergies and I really hoped that I would be one of the ones that would rave that my allergies went away from Whole 30. I'm on Day 20... is there still hope for me? I'm starting to think about going to my doctor to get allergy shots because I can't live like this anymore! Anyone out there that had their allergies go away? When did it happen for you??
  11. amywhole30s

    tikka masala

    OMG I made this for dinner tonight - and did cauliflower rice and instead of yogurt and cream used coconut milk. It was the best chicken tikka masala I've EVER made! My boyfriend agreed (not doing Whole30) that the cauliflower was better than the rice, as he munched on naan bread (been gluten free 1.5 years and still miss that one).
  12. amywhole30s

    Constipation - Please help!

    Just depends on the quality of the chia seeds - the ones I buy have really high omega 3's - you just have to make sure you drink a lot of water and not overdo it - because it can have the opposite effect.
  13. for two of us (he only eats the veggies at night) a big thing of baby spinach 2-3 cucumbers 1/2 bag of carrots 4 zuchinni 2-3 peppers 1 onion 8-10 sweet potatoes 2 celery roots fresh dill, basil container of sprouts 6 or so avocados 1 bulb of garlic this week I also had a spaghetti squash and have confirmed I just don't like it fruit this week was kiwis, plantain and clementines I love jicama but I think it's out of season here because I cannot find it anywhere I also get tomatoes, celery occasionally.
  14. amywhole30s

    Constipation - Please help!

    What about chia seeds? I drink about tablespoons of chia seeds with about 1/4 cup of pure fruit juice and water. It's not the most pleasant way to drink them, but they're so good for you. Also - if you go down this route, drink immediately... they're like aloe when and absorb water - they get gelly, which is what will help cleanse your gut. I swear by them!!
  15. amywhole30s

    Potato = Startover?

    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!