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  1. I honestly thought reintroducing legumes would be a breeze. I'm now on day 4 of reintro, which was scheduled to be my non-gluten grains day, but I've pushed that back in order to feel better after legume day. Day 1 I had a little bit of peanut butter on an apple with my normal W30 breakfast; a scoop of hummus in my side salad at lunch; and bean and cauli-rice bowls at dinner. It was about a half can of black beans, and I'm leaning toward believe that's what did me in. Day 2 I felt okay, but day 3 is when it hit. All day long I had a stomachache and felt nauseated. I thought it could have been due to PMS (because I have experienced nausea during PMS before, not often, but it's happened), but when it lasted all day I knew it had to be the legumes. The odd part was the increase in mucus in my throat - the post nasal drip definitely doesn't seem related to PMS, but I've heard that legumes are high mucus-producing foods. Come to think of it, I used to need tissues all the time before W30, and it wasn't until yesterday that I realized I'd run out and hadn't bought more because I didn't need them as often. It's continued to today, day 4. My stomach continues making gurgling sounds and it just feels icky. Every once and awhile I get a wave of nausea, but it's mainly the stomach ache. I did not have a BM yesterday or the day before, but I did today and it seemed to be normal, so hopefully this is moving through my system. I plan to eventually re-test hummus because I do enjoy it from time to time, but if this is how legumes affect my body, I plan to avoid them as much as possible. I'm honestly surprised by this reaction! Has anyone else had surprisingly strong reactions to legumes?
  2. Body feels sore all over - unrelated or not?

    Wow, thank you. Having you spell it out like that is kind of scary: "I presume your body aches are due to malnourishment... this is basically starvation and your entire day of food yesterday doesn't even equal one proper meal." This is an eye opener for me. I figured I was eating too little, but not by that much. I must have not absorbed the information from the meal template when I initially read it. Seeing now that I need 1-2 palm sized protein sources is like WOW, I've REALLY been eating too little. Time to immediately rethink what I'm doing with my meal plans. A blunt but helpful answer. Thank you!!
  3. Body feels sore all over - unrelated or not?

    No known conditions, overall healthy as far as I know. Could definitely be coming down with something, which would suck because I have to shoot a wedding in two days. Yesterday B: one egg, one slice of compliant bacon, coconut milk and espresso. L: Baked sweet potato with salt, pepper, and one slice of bacon; la croix. D: Mixed veggies (green beans, red pepper, onion, mushrooms - recipe in book) with cauli-rice Snacks: Almonds/raisins (no sulfites), homemade kale 'chips'; iced green tea (unsweetened). Monday: B: Leftover stuffed pepper filling from the night before: ground beef, onion, eggplant, squash all sauteed in bacon fat. Slice of bacon. Earl gray with lemon. L: Half plate of mixed greens, tomatoes, and Tessamaes Lemonette dressing; baked sweet potato with salt, pepper, and one strip of bacon; La croix. D: Mixed veggie dish and cali-rice, La Croix. Snacks: Almonds/raisins I drink several cups of tea throughout the day (at least 3 or 4) - usually earl gray with lemon.
  4. Cashews with Peanut Oil

    I've learned to read labels on literally EVERYTHING for reasons like this. The extra stuff that you wouldn't expect would be added to food makes me so annoyed sometimes!
  5. Day 19 raisins contain sulfites

    Wait, is that an ingredient that's listed, or a naturally occurring thing? I've been eating these: the only ingredient is 'raisins'.
  6. can't get rid of Whole30 poops

    Is it weird that the child inside me wants to thank you for saying "soft little poops" instead of trying to be PC with "bowel movement"? Forever 12 years old, Me
  7. Iced mochas are killing me with this!

    Yeah, you just have to stop going to coffee shops if you aren't going to be able to contain yourself. And you're definitely not on day 3 if you've had iced mochas - remember if you have anything off-plan, your days reset. That's the main thing that's keeping me going without cheating! Each meal I eat counts toward my 30 days. The last day/week/15 days/whatever would be a waste if I decided to cheat 'just once' because I'd have to start all over. You CAN do this. Keep us posted!
  8. I'm on day 13 and for some reason I feel sore all over. I don't do strenuous workouts (I go for walks) and I'm not overweight. It could be that I slept poorly, I suppose. But I don't often wake up sore from sleep unless my neck was crooked all night. This is just a general overall soreness, as if I did way too much weightlifting or something the day before. Any thoughts?
  9. I emailed customer support at CAVA to ask exactly which items I could eat while on W30. I was emailed back today with a list of compliant ingredients: Thanks for reaching out! Absolutely, I took a look at our menu and here are the items that you can continue to enjoy that do not contain dairy, grains, chickpeas or sweetener: - Base: Salad greens - Dip: Harissa - Proteins: Chicken, Grilled Meatballs, Spicy Lamb Meatballs, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables - Toppings: Shredded Romaine, Cabbage Slaw, Tomato + Onion, Diced Cucumbers, Tomato + Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Lemon Wedge, Mint - Dressings: Green Vinaigrette, Spicy Harissa, Lemon Herb Tahini - Spring Seasonal Soup: Carrot Ginger - Juices: Unsweetened Tea This makes me so happy! Looks like I'll be having CAVA lunch every week before grocery shopping.
  10. recs for eating out in boston/cambridge?

    This is an old thread, but I am heading to Boston today and tomorrow with my husband, and I'm on day 3 of my W30. Any updates on the Boston/Cambridge Whole30 restaurants?
  11. Starting April 2nd!

    Hey friends! My Whole30 book arrived today and I can't friggin' wait to get started! My friend and I will be going through the program together, which is great to know I'll have her support when I 'need Chick-fil-a!', or vice versa when she 'has to get a latte!' W30 isn't altogether unfamiliar for me - I can't/don't eat gluten, I've quit sugar, and have gone Paleo in the past. The problem was that with the exception of gluten, sugar and non-paleo foods eventually crept their way back into my life. I contemplated W30 last year and again in January, and both times felt too overwhelmed by the idea. No sugar I can do. No bread? Easy. No cheese? OH HELL NO. But I'm at a point now where I need a change. I've gained a bit of weight (on my 5'10" frame isn't not as noticeable unless you look at pictures of me from say, 3 years ago) and I don't feel great most of the time. My addiction to sugar is back and I need to quit it once again. And honestly, though I've been gluten free for awhile now, I can't say that I'm 100% sure that my digestive issues are because of gluten, though I do know that bread specifically screws with my stomach big time. Anyway, I'm excited to give this program a whirl. Beryl and I will both be starting on April 2nd, because we were published in a magazine (her writing and my photos) and are going out to celebrate Friday night with our husbands (and to buy a copy of Mingle Magazine from the bookstore!) I look forward to following you all in your W30 journeys!