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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    1 More day to go! (for most of us)
     
    I thought I would share my favorite whole30 compliant things that may be helpful. I would love for anyone else to share too! 
     
    Bacon - This stuff is amazing. Amazing. http://grasslandbeef.com/sugar-free-pork-bacon-slices?affId=108183
     
    Condiments - The slow roasted garlic sauce is so delicious. We love their ketchup/mustard too! http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved
     
    Snacks - Barefoot Provisions has a ton of compliant snacks. My absolute favorite is the Good brand Coconut Chips. The Mango Macadamia Adventure snack mix is yummy too. http://barefootprovisions.com/collections/whole30?page=3
     
    Ghee - I can't live without ghee - whole30 or not! Tinstar has the most delicious ghee I have found. And Thrive Market has it the cheapest that I've found! https://thrivemarket.com/cultured-grass-fed-ghee?
     
    La Croix - I can't live without La Croix either - I used to think it was nasty, maybe it's somewhat of an acquired taste? Whatever. It's amazing. My favorite flavor is the cherry lime. I also love the regular one and I mix it with 100% pure cranberry juice and fresh squeeze of lemon for a delicious "mocktail". You can get La Croix at any market I think! 
     
    Anyone else have some to share?? I'm always looking for ideas!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from Hawk in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Calling all January 1st Whole30'ers! Where are you?! Whether you're a newbie or veteran let's gather here for support and encouragement to start off 2016 with a bang! Who else is starting Jan 1? Comment here and introduce yourself! Let's do this!
     
    I'm Keely and I live in KS. I've done about 7-8 Whole30's in the past couple of years and it's never failed me. But I feel like I need this one more than ever. I let the holidays totally kick my ass. I plan to extend this Whole30 in to 60 or even a 90 maybe! January 1st is welcome here! Bring it, 2016!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from Jennifer G in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Welcome, rosecord! Don't beat yourself up - we all get our shit handed to us at times. It happens! Time to get back on track and if you're anything like me - nothing straightens me up quite like the Whole30 does. I find that it translates in to every other area of my life. When I eat good/feel good, my relationships are better, my business is better, etc. Funny how that works. We're glad to have you!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from Hawk in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Calling all January 1st Whole30'ers! Where are you?! Whether you're a newbie or veteran let's gather here for support and encouragement to start off 2016 with a bang! Who else is starting Jan 1? Comment here and introduce yourself! Let's do this!
     
    I'm Keely and I live in KS. I've done about 7-8 Whole30's in the past couple of years and it's never failed me. But I feel like I need this one more than ever. I let the holidays totally kick my ass. I plan to extend this Whole30 in to 60 or even a 90 maybe! January 1st is welcome here! Bring it, 2016!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Welcome, DonnaR! You're totally not alone in experiencing a hard 2nd whole30. I literally just read this article last night! http://whole30.com/2015/02/second-whole30/  I feel like my whole30's get a little easier each time so hopefully this one goes well for you. We'll all be here to support each other! 
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from DonnaR in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Happy Day 1 (for most of us) everyone! I'm feeling excited and motivated to make this next 30 days fantastic! I'm so tired of being so busy through the holidays and eating like crap. I've already eaten eggs, bacon, and sweet potato hash for breakfast and feel better already. I did my meal planning and grocery shopping yesterday. I have some prepping to do today and I'll be good to go for the next 6 days. I love seeing such a range of whole30'ers in here - newbies and veterans! "_
     
    How's everyone feeling on your day 1? I'm a little afraid that I'll experience "the hangover" stage at full force this time because my body has SO MUCH to detox after the holidays kicked my butt so hard. I may seem a little angry in a few days but don't worry, I'll get over it.
     
    Let's kick ass, all! Happy New Year!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from Jenny B in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     Hey tallison! Here are a couple of meal plan resources that I've seen others use. I haven't reviewed these to see that all meals are for sure whole30 compliant (this is a 3rd party source and there are many things online that claim to be whole30 but aren't neceassarily) so always, always check your labels. I know it can be overwhelming - especially if you're new to whole30 but I promise you'll get the hang of it! We're here to support you!
     
    http://thenourishinghome.com/2014/11/free-whole30-meal-plans-2/
    http://frugalontheprairie.com/the-busy-persons-whole30-meal-plan-week-1/
     
    Whole 30 website also has some great resources - http://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Missmunchie - I had no idea there were any carton coconut milks that were whole30 approved?! I always use the cans - which I don't mind. Great find!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    4windsriders - fellow wine lover right here. We've got this!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Greenhm - I felt the same way after weighing myself this morning (which I don't ever do). But that's exactly why we're changing that starting RIGHT NOW! So turn your discouragement in to motivation! We've got this!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from DonnaR in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Happy Day 1 (for most of us) everyone! I'm feeling excited and motivated to make this next 30 days fantastic! I'm so tired of being so busy through the holidays and eating like crap. I've already eaten eggs, bacon, and sweet potato hash for breakfast and feel better already. I did my meal planning and grocery shopping yesterday. I have some prepping to do today and I'll be good to go for the next 6 days. I love seeing such a range of whole30'ers in here - newbies and veterans! "_
     
    How's everyone feeling on your day 1? I'm a little afraid that I'll experience "the hangover" stage at full force this time because my body has SO MUCH to detox after the holidays kicked my butt so hard. I may seem a little angry in a few days but don't worry, I'll get over it.
     
    Let's kick ass, all! Happy New Year!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    1 More day to go! (for most of us)
     
    I thought I would share my favorite whole30 compliant things that may be helpful. I would love for anyone else to share too! 
     
    Bacon - This stuff is amazing. Amazing. http://grasslandbeef.com/sugar-free-pork-bacon-slices?affId=108183
     
    Condiments - The slow roasted garlic sauce is so delicious. We love their ketchup/mustard too! http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved
     
    Snacks - Barefoot Provisions has a ton of compliant snacks. My absolute favorite is the Good brand Coconut Chips. The Mango Macadamia Adventure snack mix is yummy too. http://barefootprovisions.com/collections/whole30?page=3
     
    Ghee - I can't live without ghee - whole30 or not! Tinstar has the most delicious ghee I have found. And Thrive Market has it the cheapest that I've found! https://thrivemarket.com/cultured-grass-fed-ghee?
     
    La Croix - I can't live without La Croix either - I used to think it was nasty, maybe it's somewhat of an acquired taste? Whatever. It's amazing. My favorite flavor is the cherry lime. I also love the regular one and I mix it with 100% pure cranberry juice and fresh squeeze of lemon for a delicious "mocktail". You can get La Croix at any market I think! 
     
    Anyone else have some to share?? I'm always looking for ideas!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Hey Bemcbe! Before I ever started a whole30, I was so obsessed with peanut butter. Like I put it with everything! But almond butter and cashew butter quickly became my new favorite. I haven't had peanut butter in probably 2 years! We'll be here to support you through your PB withdrawals. 
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Welcome, DonnaR! You're totally not alone in experiencing a hard 2nd whole30. I literally just read this article last night! http://whole30.com/2015/02/second-whole30/  I feel like my whole30's get a little easier each time so hopefully this one goes well for you. We'll all be here to support each other! 
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from praxisproject in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     Hey Miemoo! Welcome!
     
    Happy New Year. I love hearing what motivates everyone to participate in a whole30. Off the subject - my husband and I are planning a trip to Australia this year. We want to stay away from tourist and get a local experience. Any recommendations on what part of the country to explore and the best time of year to come? I know your seasons are opposite of ours (we live in the states).
     
    Have fun on your first day of your Whole30! We've got this!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from Hawk in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Calling all January 1st Whole30'ers! Where are you?! Whether you're a newbie or veteran let's gather here for support and encouragement to start off 2016 with a bang! Who else is starting Jan 1? Comment here and introduce yourself! Let's do this!
     
    I'm Keely and I live in KS. I've done about 7-8 Whole30's in the past couple of years and it's never failed me. But I feel like I need this one more than ever. I let the holidays totally kick my ass. I plan to extend this Whole30 in to 60 or even a 90 maybe! January 1st is welcome here! Bring it, 2016!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from Hawk in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Calling all January 1st Whole30'ers! Where are you?! Whether you're a newbie or veteran let's gather here for support and encouragement to start off 2016 with a bang! Who else is starting Jan 1? Comment here and introduce yourself! Let's do this!
     
    I'm Keely and I live in KS. I've done about 7-8 Whole30's in the past couple of years and it's never failed me. But I feel like I need this one more than ever. I let the holidays totally kick my ass. I plan to extend this Whole30 in to 60 or even a 90 maybe! January 1st is welcome here! Bring it, 2016!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from RealFoodCZick in First-timer's Log: 01-01-2016   
    Hey guys! I'm also starting Jan 1! There's a big thread of us if you'd like to join here - http://forum.whole30.com/topic/32776-calling-all-january-1st-whole30ers/There's a ton of 1st timers there too. Let'd do this!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from DonnaR in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Happy Day 1 (for most of us) everyone! I'm feeling excited and motivated to make this next 30 days fantastic! I'm so tired of being so busy through the holidays and eating like crap. I've already eaten eggs, bacon, and sweet potato hash for breakfast and feel better already. I did my meal planning and grocery shopping yesterday. I have some prepping to do today and I'll be good to go for the next 6 days. I love seeing such a range of whole30'ers in here - newbies and veterans! "_
     
    How's everyone feeling on your day 1? I'm a little afraid that I'll experience "the hangover" stage at full force this time because my body has SO MUCH to detox after the holidays kicked my butt so hard. I may seem a little angry in a few days but don't worry, I'll get over it.
     
    Let's kick ass, all! Happy New Year!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from DonnaR in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Happy Day 1 (for most of us) everyone! I'm feeling excited and motivated to make this next 30 days fantastic! I'm so tired of being so busy through the holidays and eating like crap. I've already eaten eggs, bacon, and sweet potato hash for breakfast and feel better already. I did my meal planning and grocery shopping yesterday. I have some prepping to do today and I'll be good to go for the next 6 days. I love seeing such a range of whole30'ers in here - newbies and veterans! "_
     
    How's everyone feeling on your day 1? I'm a little afraid that I'll experience "the hangover" stage at full force this time because my body has SO MUCH to detox after the holidays kicked my butt so hard. I may seem a little angry in a few days but don't worry, I'll get over it.
     
    Let's kick ass, all! Happy New Year!
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    found.in.nature got a reaction from 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    4windsriders - fellow wine lover right here. We've got this!
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    found.in.nature reacted to missmunchie in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
     
    Both meljoulwan.com and nomnompaleo.com did Whole30 weekly meal plans in past Whole30s. You can peruse their sites for ideas. But I don't think they're super breakfast-lunch-dinner type plans. Good luck to you!
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    found.in.nature reacted to 4windsrider in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Starting my Whole30 today !  Did a Whole 25 in November and am ready for this !
    I see others listing a few "stats" so here goes...
     
    I'm Female
     Live in the Great NorthWest
     RN
     57 yrs old
     Vegetarian for 40 years (lots of eggs in my immediate future ! ) LOL
     Active, healthy, outdoors-y but over-weight-y !!
     Giving up that evening glass of wine is the hardest part of the Whole30 for me!
    Very happy to have found this Forum and looking forward to checking in and staying on-track with all of you !

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    found.in.nature reacted to missmunchie in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Meal 1 done! Scrambled some eggs, nuked some frozen broccoli and topped it with olive oil. I'm not sure how much of it I ate because my one-year-old sat on my lap and fisted my eggs and broccoli to her heart's content   Maybe I need to make 2 servings if she's eating with me? I still felt hungry after we were done, so I ate an avocado with salt and put some coconut milk in my coffee. Can you believe I found a twisty-top carton of So Delicious coconut milk that's compliant? I don't mind pouring it out of a can, but I hate that messy can sitting in my fridge. This is just so easy to pour in my coffee, like regular creamer. I'll post pics of the carton when I get a chance, I fount it at Whole Foods in the aisle with all the other coconut milk.
     
    I'm going on a New Years Day hike with my sister up in Napa, so I'm going to pack my lunch and a compliant just-in-case snack for the road. Have an awesome Day 1 everyone!!
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    found.in.nature reacted to hotironskillet in CALLING ALL JANUARY 1ST WHOLE30ERS!   
    Hi everyone! I should have known there would be a bunch of us starting in January. I'm waiting until Monday so as to clear out all the holiday food from my house and give myself the weekend to prep. Also, want to fit in one last football game with some hard cider before I start