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    EJSmadhatter got a reaction from Treesh in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @Treesh there already is a Facebook page for the Whole 30. There are no Moderators though on Facebook to help keep us straight on anything that might not be per the program.

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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Sounds like a plan! Variety will help the 30 days go by a little faster :). For week 2 the plan is to do a better job of creating enough for dinner to have leftovers for the following days lunch as indicated in the book. We're still trying to get ourselves acclimated to the book.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Dave K in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Thank you @Aud1, I will probable spend time reviewing the website before purchasing the app. 
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to IcanIwill30 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Some great ideas!! Thank you!
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Thank you so much for the feedback @Aud1 and for leading us to her website and books! Just excellent! I so appreciate you and your sharing!! Be encouraged, Dianne
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Thanks for replying to @KelK95, @Dave K! I hesitaed to respond because I need to plan more and spruce up my own lunch plans. A favorite of mine will probably be similar to yesterday, only yesterday I was missing veggies. I stocked up on Whole30 approved canned chicken breast, tuna, and salmon. I got it from Thrive which has spectacular prices for approved products. Yesterday was canned smoked chicken breast with plan approved Avocado Oil and Greek Herbs Dressing. Outstanding. And, also dark bing cherries. Followed by a delicious cup of Ginger Tea. Today I will plan more and ship for groceries. Let’s keep each other posted on ideas as we progress! Be encouraged! Dianne
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Aud1 in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I don't have the app. I have all of her cookbooks, and reference her website frequently. I like the cookbooks, but find that saving the recipes to my Paprika app for easy reference is much more user friendly.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Good feedback @humanitysurvey! I learned a lot from your post! I’m so excited you are joining us on this journey and have some valuable insights and experience! I’ll be going up a lot in my veggie intake too. I also bought the Whole30 Day by Day Book. It seems very good! Welcome!
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to humanitysurvey in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I also started W30 today. This isn't my first one but the last one I did was probably in 2016. I came back because I'm starting to have GI issues and I know that I need to remove foods. So I will be doing this W30 eggless. I've done it before with no issue but I've gotten used to eating eggs that now I have to think back to what I did. Today I skipped breakfast (on purpose) and ate around 11:30am. I'm going to try to incorporate intermittent fasting just because it limits me with grazing. My worst habit. I know you aren't supposed to snack but sometime I find it hard not to so I try not the keep things around the house that I can eat by the handful as well as almond butter. I will eat that by the spoonful. I made a batch of meatballs and roasted some broccoli. Tomorrow I will go shopping for more veggies. My goal this time around is to up my veggie intake by like a lot.
    Oh and to keep myself accountable, I'm using the Whole30 Day by Day book.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Treesh in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I started round 2 Whole30 today!
    round 1 start was 1/12.
    has anyone started a facebook group for this date?
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to SugarcubeOD in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    There is private messaging - go to the person's profile you want to message and hit the 'message' button. But truth be told, most people just use these threads since anyone can join and that's often where you get the best dialog, tips, tricks, troubles, solutions etc... We do not recommend sharing your email on a posting as this site is not private so hackers can grab your email.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Amy Rose in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @JodiLou, I was never a breakfast person before Whole 30, either. But I have truly enjoyed having something warm, tasty and EASY each morning. On Sundays I make a breakfast casserole and slice it, then refrigerate. Each morning it's just two slices and a quick microwave warmup. For a good recipe, check out https://crazytogether.com/easy-delicious-breakfast-saved-whole-30/
    Or just eat leftovers -- good food is good food.
    @dnewc-  Hey, a veteran of Whole 30! Welcome. Do you have any tried & true recipes you are already planning to make? I love to hear what other people have come to reply on.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to mamastebs in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I started Whole30 today with my daughter. I was already low carb and avoided gluten and sugar as much as possible.  The hardest thing is having coffee without stevia...lol.  Looking forward to the journey! 
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to sanjosebarbie in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I would love an accountability partner. Is there an option for private messaging on this site, or do we just share emails? I'm so completely unfamiliar with everything here.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Dana Milligan in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Yes you go girl! I’m sure this week will be hard, I’m also very determined! I’m tired of feeling like crap. Yes, good luck to us! We will get through it I’ll be checking in every day for support. I’m a great accountability partner if you need someone!
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to sanjosebarbie in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I was off of sugar, alcohol, dairy, caffeine, and bread/potatoes/grains for 63 days at the beginning of the year, and I swear I completely stopped wanting any of it. It was so easy. I have no idea why I suddenly decided I just needed to try eating sugar again, but once I did, it was game on. I definitely feel like I am going to struggle during this first week, but I'm determined. Good luck to both of us getting that crap out of our systems.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Dana Milligan in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    @sanjosebarbie yes I am definitely the same way! Once I have sugar, I swear I feel more hungry! No wonder I’m having trouble losing weight. Whole30 has already opened my eyes
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to dnewc in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I'm jumping onboard too for day one of my 5th (or maybe 6th?) round of whole30. I haven't done any prep yet so will be stopping by trader joe's after work today for some staples. Breakfast was 2 eggs with sauteed mushroom and asparagus. I have a bunch of veggies but need to get compliant proteins and start to plan a little...
    I really need to clean up my diet to battle joint pain and inflammation, itchy skin and some digestive issues. They always seem to come right back if I am not careful about what I eat. 
    What an active fun group! 
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to LizaQ in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I was all set to start tomorrow but I have been sick and am still taking cough medicine at night. Last night I tried to skip it but I gave in at about 1am as I was keeping my husband and myself up. The ingredient list has high fructose corn syrup, among other things. I've looked at a few sugar-free options, but they had saccharin or aspartame.
    My husband thinks that I should wait a few more days till I am better enough to sleep. I'm bummed but I don't see how I can start if I know I'll be taking something like that for a few more days? I'll check in every day and see how you are all doing and let you know when I start. I'm hoping by Thursday!!
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to sanjosebarbie in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Dana, I am so with you. I ate way too much crap over the weekend and I felt sick. It was nice to eat a healthy breakfast this morning, but I'm definitely noticing that I'm triggered to binge on sugar. Once that stuff gets in my system, it takes me awhile to stop feeling the call to eat more of it. I'm glad you all are here for support, especially through this first week!
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Dana Milligan in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Day 1 has commenced for me! And it’s going well, I’ve had two eggs, guac and greens for breakfast. Lunch was a chicken burger, green beans, a small sweet potato and mandarin orange! I’m definitely feeling the effects of Easter, I had too much sugar and had to take tums later last night. Ugh. I’m so happy to be making a change.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Roonster in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    I make mine in the oven, and it's way easier!  You can also make clarified butter, which is just removing all the milk solids and water from butter. It's not as nutty as ghee, but I've found it much better for cooking as the fat isn't as close to burning.  I usually make a bunch at a time and store one jar in the fridge and the other out. So far I've never had it spoil.
    Oh, you'll probably also try to make a batch and have it end up weird and grainy/runny. That's normal because of the different fats in the ghee. I just microwave it to melt, stir it and then put it in the fridge until hard. Pull it out and use as normal
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Hope4Overcomers in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi @Amy Rose! What an encouraging post! So glad you are a part of us! I’m 61 and live in New Mexico now, but am from the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee! I’d love to visit your state this time of year! Again, thanks for the encouragement and am glad you are back on program and are one of us!
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to Amy Rose in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hello, all! I’m 62, live in South Carolina (upstate, near the Blue Ridge Mountains), and I’m starting my second Whole 30 today.

    My first Whole 30 ended just last Tuesday, and I took a few days off to relax and enjoy (but not overdo). I’m content to be back on program today. It feels like home! Having good food already waiting in the refrigerator and being well fed every day – I like this!

    It’s encouraging to see so many people beginning their Whole 30 programs today. I agree with @POWERG - group support was so important the first time around.
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    EJSmadhatter reacted to JodiLou in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Hi, I'm Jodi I'm a middle age mother starting my first whole 30 on 4/2.  I am extremely overweight, so losing weight would be great, but I am trying whole 30 as I have had GI problems my entire life (since childhood) and would like to see if whole 30 can improve things.  Also I'm looking to just develop better eating habits and make better decisions for life. 
    Problem 1 for me - I am not, nor ever have been, a breakfast eater.  I don't eat eggs.  I made a sweet potato hash with sausage, onions and garlic, and rosemary last night, and literally forced it down this morning with half an avocado.  It tasted good, I just cannot eat in the am so this will be my biggest challenge getting going. 
    Looking forward to hearing what other people find challenging,  and how people are feeling.