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  1. Thanks, everyone! I'm thinking ladyshanny is on to something - if my body is working on healing itself, there could be a "breach in its defenses" - though I didn't get the cold till day 15. I sometimes get really tired after eating a meal, so I think I'm not completely acclimated to eating clean yet. Been chicken souping it for a while - tired of making it, actually, because my girl had the cold before me! ;-) Stinks being the mom, because if I need healthy food, I need to cook it! ;-D I'm all about the comfort food now: tonight it porktastic meatloaf (thanks, Michele Tam at NomNomPaleo!) and mashed potatoes. Resting as much as I can - my youngest got felled by the cold today (she's 12), but not as bad thank goodness! Amy
  2. Hi, All Logically, my immune system should be humming perfectly on Whole30 (Day 18 now). But both my teenager and I caught a wicked bug that's been going around. I'm confused because I haven't been sick in about 5 years (been Primal for 4). As soon as I start Whole30 I get wholloped - what's going on? Bad luck? Super bad bug strain? Or does my immune system take a dip during Whole30 before it gets better (just like the rest of the body needs to adjust to the new diet)? Thoughts? Thanks! Amy
  3. Hi. My 2 cents: remember that when we change our diet, our hormones need to normalize, too. So, even if it's not PMS, your body is still sensitive to the chemicals racing around in it. I'd give it another week or so and see how you feel. :-)
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    Whole 30 & Period

    @catwoman92672 - are you okay? It's now the end of September and I don't see an update! I'm perimenopausal (with an IUD), so I'm interested to see if your hormones did regulate and you're back to having your period.
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    Erratic period

    Great question, Dee55555! My daughter has regular periods but they're very heavy and she has so much cramping the actually throws up. We're about to make an appt for her to get birth control pills - but I'm wondering if Whole30 will help her to the point she doesn't need to take that action? Anyone have advice on this?
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    Digestion going CRAZY!

    I agree with the "gassy foods" comments above, but want to add this: I went through a tough digestion phase - took a week or more, when I want from gas to, umm, running to the bathroom. Now my daughter is going through the same thing, but she's later in the month than me. I think because I have a healthier baseline than she does. My assumption is that after our bodies get used to the new food we're eating it's starting to release the built up toxins in our body, and that's contributing to the digestive confusion. :-)
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    Eggs not welcome here

    Always glad to see a new thread, even if it's the same topic as a while ago! My teen doesn't like eggs, and she's just not hungry at 5:30 in the morning when she has to get up for school. We just stick to (compliant) bacon and fruit (in season - now it's apples or bananas). That does the trick. Personally, I love hash!
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    Starting September 14

    My 16-year-old daughter and I are starting on Monday, too! I have been doing a lot of meal planning, as she has a pretty limited palate. She is also in school all day, which adds another complication! My daughter is battling weight, and I am getting that middle aged spread, plus my neck breaks out I think from dairy. I have been living primal/Paleo for a while, but have been eating too many gluten-free items rather than primal/Paleo. Really looking forward to getting back on track, and doing this with my daughter!