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  1. shaimom

    Need more rules! Scared of reintro!

    Well I had quinoa this morning. It was gross. I used to love that stuff - guess the Whole30 has changed my taste! It felt so heavy. Couldn't finish the portion and quickly went to fry another egg and some extra leftover cabbage. Much better!
  2. shaimom

    Need more rules! Scared of reintro!

    I've had a look at that link, GFChris, thanks so much for pointing it out to me. I also looked over the Whole30 timelline again - looks like I was right on track for my day 29 freak out. Feeling better today. Decided I don't want to reintro legumes yet as I know they cause me digestive issues and I don't even like them so much. Going to start with non-gluten grains, then dairy, then gluten, then legumes at the end. Thegoldengrahamgirl - your reintro log is fascinating! Thanks for the link to it. Regarding SWYPOs, sugar, sulphites etc.... can I just let them back in a little bit here and there? I don't plan to eat them regularly anyway. I took advantage of today, as day 30, to clear out my pantry of everything with added sugar. Even the tomato paste has gone. I know once I'm out of the Whole30 I would easily slip back into it so I wanted to do that right now. I did keep some chocolate chips with sugar in, and some honey, date syrup etc. in a special basket for using when baking special treats. I doubt I'll use it more than twice a month and even then I'll be sharing the baked stuff with friends.
  3. Yep. I'm on day 30 of my Whole30 tomorrow. I am a very black-and white-type person. I'm scared of reintroducing things because I'm scared I will binge on unhealthy things and let it all go. The strict rules of the Whole30 were good for me, but I want to be able to have other things too. I know I will feel guilty when I eat things that are not Whole30, because they've just been forbidden for 30 days! Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm not looking forward to this!I need a rule book for life post-Whole 30. Something really fixed. I feel all overwhelmed... Legumes - Really sacred of these - feel like they are just not healthy. But financially, we really need to add them to our diet as last month has taken a huge toll on our expenses (and that's with eating tons of chicken wings and odd bits of meat). I'm thinking 2 times a week, and only eating them if they are sprouted first? Non-gluten grains - same as above Dairy - maybe just plain yogurt here and there. I love milk and hot chocolate, oh my, I used to drink milk every day. I can't live without that FOREVER. SWYPOs etc. - special occasions only. Trying not to include dessert except the ocassional fruit. Gluten and refined sugars - I want this to be only on special occasions. Like if we're at someone's house and they serve cake etc. I have some spelt breadcrumbs that I used to like using. Maybe I'll stick to the organic corn flake crumbs and use them sparingly. I am craving sweet food now I know it's the end. Help me! I just want a cookie!
  4. shaimom

    PMS insanity

    I got my period a few days ago, I'm now on day 25 of my Whole30. From the day before my period started until now I wanted sweet potatoes the whole time! Need those carbs! And I am so hungry without them. Hope now it's ending I'll be back to my normal appetite!
  5. Thanks for your feedback! I wrote them a list of what I can and can't eat. One of the things I said was no grains, and wrote "e.g. wheat, oats, rye, even quinoa etc." So they made barley.. haha... because I didn't write it under the examples. They also made a soup with noodles in, thinking I could just have it if I left out the noodles.
  6. Thanks all! It went okay - they asked about my 'diet' in the end and made me compliant food. Well, after questioning, out of everything they said was compliant, I could eat the grilled chicken - awkward. I took a big salad with mango and fruit sweetened dried cranberries in, and a strawberry balsamic dressing - ate that with the chicken and everyone else enjoyed it too. I regret not taking the potatoes and sweet potatoes as well though. As soon as I got home I wolfed down a sweet potato and some olives to round the meal out. It was someone's birthday and they had birthday cake. I was literally crying inside. I wanted that cake, so bad!
  7. shaimom

    Changes in Menstrual Cycle

    Just got my 'Whole30' period last night, 11 days early o.O I have lean PCOS (and suspected endometriosis) so maybe this is a good sign. Although, wow, I didn't know it was coming. Usually I have a week of monster PMS with cramping and crazy sugar cravings (I NEED CHOCOLATE) etc. This time, oh I wanted some extra carbs yesterday. And then I had cramps, and I said to DH 'You know, I think I'm going to get my period in the next week or so, those light cramps are starting." Went to the bathroom 5 minutes later, and there it was! And this morning - the irony - was my first day of tiger blood (it's all about that blood...)! I think I 'tiger blood' was delayed because I was premenstrual. We will be starting fertility treatment (TTC #2, #1 took 2 years to make) this month so interested to see how Whole30 helps with that. Might extend it a bit, as I'm already on day 22 of my Whole30. I'm interested to see how long my period will last too, as last month it was quite long (I started the Whole30 during my period, maybe that's why).
  8. Refined vegetable oils, artificial whipping cream, white pasta, fried chicken in breadcrumbs, home-baked white bread, sugar in everything- you get the picture, tons of cake/cookies/desserts. First, I want to take something with for myself, a piece of protein to match what they are having. But I also want to take something vegetable-ish as a gift... they really don't like healthy things. Maybe something with potatoes/sweet potatoes? I'm fine to have a carb dense meal as long as I don't break any rules. Something I can give them but fill my plate with it too And also - I hope I manage. They can be very persuasive people. I told my DH not to let me eat anything I shouldn't regardless of what people say. It's hard for people who haven't heard of the Whole30 to understand why it is so strict, especially as I am underweight ad they are overweight and they are not on a diet.
  9. Nope, for sure not pregnant. I would like to be though, part of the reason I'm doing the Whole30 I had cottage pie for breakfast today and that was good. I then had eggs at lunch. I think, like sgfc said, the trick is to have 'lunch' at breakfast...
  10. It's spreading to a general 'no more fat please!' feeling now! It's not terrible, I can eat through the nausea, but maybe I've been making things a little too rich. I think I'm going to stick to avocados, olives and olive oil for a few days before going back to homemade ghee and shmaltz.
  11. I'm on day 8 today! It's going okay, except every morning I feel very hungry as soon as I wake, but when breakfast is ready I have no appetite and feel sick (I try to eat within the hour, toddler permitting). Then I'm hungry again 2 hours later. What's going on? I've been mostly having 3 eggs with ghee and veggies for breakfast.
  12. On a better note, lunch was nearly 3 hours ago and I'm not starving yet
  13. 8-9 hours - okay, I'll have a go at that. And I am going to make some ghee or clarified butter. Didn't realize it was so easy! Is there one that is better than the other. health-wise, or is it mostly a taste thing? Thanks all.
  14. Thanks so much for your reply, jmcbn! I am having trouble adjusting to eating more, I think I'm not used to spending so much money on food! I will try the mackerel, that sounds like a good option. I had probably 1.5 cups of zucchini, not so filling, yes. I also found I wasn't so hungry when I was eating. I heard that can happen with breakfast though, especially as I was making sure to eat right away after waking. Will definitely keep the fruit until later then. I don't eat bacon. Chicken wings are a good one. I will try three meals and see how it goes. I used to be more of a constant grazer so not snacking is a big one for me. And I'll try getting to bed a bit earlier! What are the sleep recommendations? Thanks again!
  15. Hi there, I am on day 2 of my first Whole30. I'm having trouble eating enough. I always ate quite healthily but ended up addicted to sugar and hungry/eating ALL day long since I had my son 18 months ago. I am 5'7" and weight 117bs now. Today, I had 2 scrambled eggs with 2 thumb size portions of olive oil, sauteed zucchini and an apple for breakfast at 7. An hour later I was already feeling hungry, by 4 hours later I was crazy with hunger. I always felt like this before whole30 - is this just a habit I've go myself into or do I need more fats? I have discovered that I am probably allergic to coconut and tree nuts, so how do I get enough fats? Avocados here are crazy expensive but I could probably have them occasionally. Likewise with avocado oil for mayo. I don't have access to ghee. I feel like my only option is olive oil or olives... and that really isn't doing it for me. Also - I am awake from 6.50am to midnight most days. How do I space meals? At the moment I am going from 1.30pm to 7.20pm between lunch and dinner.