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  1. The Whole30 Freed Me. I cannot believe the difference in my life. I wrote all about it here: http://www.michellemariecox.com/category/weight-and-whole30/ Here’s an excerpt: I threw away my scales. I’m finally free. I am no longer a slave to these devices.That is the priceless, immeasurable result of my Whole30. For the first time in 34 years, my relationship with gravity and the device used to scientifically measure that relationship no longer determine my mood, dictate my happiness or demean my sense of self worth. . . . . . . Background The chains binding me to those scales stretch over three decades. I’ve had self-esteem and body image issues since age 14. When I hit puberty, my previously thin body and raging metabolism turned against me. I gained weight and was subjected to sometimes-weekly weigh-ins in front of my family because my mother thought that would motivate me and help me adhere to a diet and stay trim for pageants, dating and cheerleading tryouts. It didn’t – . . . IF you want to read the rest, go here: http://www.michellemariecox.com/category/weight-and-whole30/
  2. I’m on day 9 of my first Whole30. The pre- and post-workout meals seem like too much for me. What do I need, really? If I run a couple of miles at about 70 to 80 percent intensity, or if I do an hour long PiYo class, again, heart rate def. not at the max, do I need that protein at post wo? Is that protein sugg only for people who are lifting, or is it for ANY exercise? What about walking? If I do an hour of walking, where my heart rate is elevated but certainly not max, do I need the post wo protein?
  3. michellemcox

    Road Trip and Hotel Stay Help and Advice

    You folks are amazing. Thanks. I am literally printing this and taking it to the store with me tomorrow and will meal prep tomorrow night based on this advice. REALLY appreciate it. I just needed someone to tell me what to do. I’m on day 7 today and feeling great. Feeling empowered. Feeling supported. Can’t thank you enough.
  4. michellemcox

    Can’t Eat Another Vegetable

    Thanks for the advice. It helps to know it’s normal.
  5. Roadtrip help: I’m traveling this weekend (riding in car, staying in hotel, no ability to cook; food in coolers, may have small fridge and microwave in hotel, may not). I’ll be on days 8,9 and 10 of my first Whole30. Any and all suggestions/tips/advice on food welcome!
  6. I’m on day 6 of my first Whole30. Ate fairly healthy b/4 but had a serious sugar dragon. Have had a fairly easy time of it so far -- missing my sugar, but doing okay and enjoying the food. But yesterday I could not look at another vegetable -- not spag squash, not cauliflower or broccoli or sweet potato or spinach. I had to force myself to eat veggies with dinner. Is this normal? It concerned me b/c I’m afraid I won’t be able to stick with the program long term if I’m already sick of veggies on day 6.