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  1. I've been skittish about reintroducing anything not on Whole30 because it went so very, very well, and I'm afraid once off the restrictions, I'll cascade to eating everything in sight. Today, I cautiously put my toe in the water by adding some cheese to my mini frittatas. After I had two with my breakfast, my heart rate sped up, and I felt the way I used to when I ate way too much food in that past. Consulting Dr. Internet, there are some alarming things about dairy allergies and elevated heart rate. I don't think I have a dairy allergy. Is this normal for food reintroductions?
  2. Hi, I have always been prone to terrible fever blisters. Usually I get one every couple of months and when I do I take Herpes Meds to get rid of them quickly. However, since starting Whole 30 (on day 25 today) I have averaged 1 per week! I had 2 my first week!!!! I was reading this could do with either hormone changes or the lack of arginine, (a vitamin that is found in a lot of dairy products). I have increased my lysine intake which is supposed to suppress them. Anyone else ever experience or are experiencing this? It's SOOOO annoying! I feel AMAZING in every other way expect these awful blisters popping up!!!! Thanks!!!!
  3. Reintro to dairy

    Well, guys.. I finished my first Whole30. Reintroduced dairy on Saturday after CrossFit with a couple of slices of cheese (one mixed in with some scrambled eggs and one just to taste). I had heartburn for 6 hours and some other.. ahem.. "issues" too. Maybe it was the specific type of cheese but I felt that it was a good control because I didn't change anything else about my diet. I tried an all natural ice cream without any additives that evening and it tasted quite good but I ended up with a slight headache about 15-20 minutes later. I'll definitely remember that when I want to indulge, I can but that it may come at a cost so I'll tread lightly. One other strange thing... I kind of felt like the cheese left a film on the roof of my mouth and a bit of a burning sensation almost like you have for a while after burning from pizza that's too hot. It wasn't hot when I ate it though and it still kind of feels that way 2 days later. Weird. Any thoughts on that? I'm planning on having rice and corn today or tomorrow. I don't feel like I even need those things in my life but there are so many corn additives in "food" that I may have in the future that I should probably test it out.
  4. Puffy Eyes

    I have suffered from puffy eyes since I was a teen. I know that I am allergic to dairy and gluten, also have seasonal allergies. I'm on day 16 of my second whole 30 and I thought maybe my puffy eyes would go away. They have calmed down a bit but still swollen and puffy. I've found that water and salt intake also affect them. Is there anyone else out there with puffy/swollen eyes? I'd love to hear your stories/advice. Thank you!
  5. HELP!!!! Protein?!

    Hi all! I desperately need some opinions. I'm a vegetarian (that's not changing, so please don't respond with reasons to do so!); I eat dairy, but I have a very difficult time eating eggs so I might as well say they're not an option. I've done a TON of research/reading (including the book's short section on vegetarians), but I still need help. The deal is I'm starting a Whole30 (for the second time) and am looking for advice on protein. FYI: I do crossfit 4 x week, and I have a lot of weight to lose. The veg shopping list has organic tofu/tempeh on it, but I'm omitting soy for several reasons (which makes this even more difficult). So I think I'm left with only the yogurt, kefir, and the protein from some nuts, right? Upon further research, my understanding is that the protein in beans don't really act as protein your body... true? Ok, I guess my question is: what do you recommend for getting enough complete protein excluding eggs and soy? Do you recommend eliminating beans totally and sticking with dairy, or vice versa, so that I'm only including one "forbidden" food group as opposed to two? If so, which is better? Also, as per my (very health/nutrition savvy trainer), I will likely be having plain, organic, grassed whey protein powder to make up some protein deficits on a regular basis. I know this whole plan isn't exactly whole30, but I'm trying to do the best I can as a non changing vegetarian. I would LOVE someone to help me figure out best protein, whether I should eliminate beans or dairy, and other ideas if I'm. Kissing any for getting enough complete protein to a) be healthy and recover from crossfit . Thanks!!!!! Leslie
  6. I did my first Whole 30 beginning Sept 3. Did the 30 days and lost 12 pounds and felt great. I stayed mostly compliant for the next 30 days as well, adding only a little raw honey, maple syrup, and gluten free Ciroc vodka a couple of times. The weight loss pretty much stopped but I did not gain. I decided in the past couple of weeks to try bulletproof coffee and intermittent fasting thinking it would put me into ketosis and jump start the weight loss. I even sprung for the upgraded coffee and MCT oil, and used Kerrygold butter. So far this experiment has been a miserable fail! I have put on 7 pounds, feel very bloated, my newly clear skin has some acne again, and I have been extremely depressed and moody! Ugh! Anyone else have a similar experience with this? Is it just the butter or would MCT oil also be contributing to the problem? I did coffee with full fat coconut cream before trying the bulletproof and had absolutely no issues.
  7. stevia reintro?

    Does stevia warrant its own day? I would love to add some with cream to my coffee when I do the dairy reintro. I'm on day 30, was hoping to do dairy reintro tomorrow.
  8. Today I started to reintroduce dairy. Before Whole30 I had dairy every day and never thought I had a problem with it...until this morning. I started with a bit of 2% milk in my morning coffee. At lunch I had a Fage yogurt with blueberries. The gut and intestinal reaction occurred within an hour...lots of intense cramping and time spent in the bathroom Has anyone else experienced such a quick response from their body?
  9. I finished my W30 on the 7th. I've been doing reintros since then. I did dairy first and didn't react. I did react to eggs (I was on AIP W30). A few hours after having eggs, the joint pain that disappeared 5 days into W30 returned. But nothing ele seemed to effect me, or so I thought. Even though dairy didn't seem to effect me the first day, I do think it is effecting me. After the one day intro, I went back to no dairy while doing the other reintros. I did find that I like coconut milk in my coffee as much as I like half and half, and I think for the most part, I will stick to it if I can (obviously when on vacation and eating out it will be hard to get coconut milk in my coffee). But yesterday I had some ice cream, haagen daaz chocolate peanut butter, one of my pre-W30 favorites. I now have a return of the joint pain (mostly likely from the peanut butter/legumes) and my post nasal drip returned. It had gotten better post W30, and did not get worse after the first reintro. So I do think I will continue to avoid dairy when possible. And no peanut butter.
  10. There was some discussion among the group doing a Whole30 in July regarding the start of a new, reintroduction thread. I'm getting the ball rolling here. Tomorrow, July 31 is my first day of reintroduction. I'll be adding dairy back into my diet for three meals and will report back regarding my reaction. What are everyone else's plans for reintroduction? Anything you're excited to bring back? Or, are there items that will never make their way back into your diet again??
  11. Today was day 31, and therefore Day 1 of reintroduction. Whole milk in my coffee at breakfast... a few hours later super gurgly tummy and had to run to the bathroom. Had a late lunch (ground turkey, onions, riced cauliflower, hot sauce, cumin, evoo and evco) and sprinkled some shredded cheese on top. I was acutely aware of the cheese taste, and I don't even know if I liked it that much. Now about 3 hours later, I'm pretty tired (although that could be because I couldn't fall asleep last night til about 12:30) and my tummy just does not feel light and happy. It feels all rumbly. :-( Who knew that dairy would affect me this much! My first instinct is to feel sad, but that's quickly erased with a feeling of FREEDOM!!!! :-) Now that I know how it makes me feel, I may not be so quick to eat it! A little apprehensive about trying some yogurt at dinner and frankly I'm not even very hungry, so may not eat dinner. May try to do another dairy reintro after corn, legumes and non gluten grains, but next one try yogurt, kefir and maybe goat cheese. is it normal to do two different dairy reintros?
  12. Okay, so today I'm reintroducing dairy while eating my otherwise totally compliant meals. For breakfast, I'm having a Greek yogurt. For lunch, I'm having a bit of cheddar cheese. For dinner, I'm having a tiny bit of ice cream (basically I took my reintroduction plan for dairy straight from ISWF). So I'm having this Greek yogurt, and the only ingredient is Cultured Grade A Nonfat milk. I've been eating it for about fifteen minutes (It's thick, I'm not used to the texture anymore, and plain Greek yogurt has always tasted like sour cream to me so it's taking forever to get through this) and I got a minor headache. Do you think it's possible the headache is from the dairy? Or could it be from something else? Would that affect come on so quickly? And how long do you think it would take for my stomach to feel wonky? And would I react to different dairy products in different ways? Like say I can't eat yogurt but I can have some cheeses. Is that possible? Because to be honest I don't particularly care about having yogurt and ice cream, but there are several recipes I would like to try that have mozzarella, cheddar, or feta cheese, so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed here. Thanks in advance for any input!
  13. Casein Protein

    Is any one knowledgable about dairy intolerances/allergies? I recently reintroduced Whey protein via shakes and had a very strong and immediate reaction to them. Next I want to test casein since I understand some people are allergic to one protein and not the other. From what I've read, the firmer the cheese the less likely it is to have an leftover Whey in it. Can anyone confirm? So, would things like cream cheese and mozzarella cheese have some Whey protein in them? I ask because recently there's been advertising about "No Whey Philadelphia Cream Cheese" as a play on words, but for some reason I thought Cream Cheese had whey. Thanks for any light people can shed!!
  14. I was wondering if anyone had experience with a histamine reaction early on. I've developed a wheezy productive cough since day 2 that feels a bit like asthma, and some intermittent sneezing and post-nasal drip that seems to be worse after eating then resolves (congested bronchi feeling stays though). I've had very mild seasonal allergies in the distant past, and have a slight mold allergy. I've never had any kind of noticeable reaction to anything I've eaten before, and at first I thought it was possibly a "healing crisis" carb flu type reaction to not eating dairy or grains. (I've done low carb before but always with full fat dairy and a little whole grain (like Kavli crackers). The is the first time I've ever been dairy and grain free.) Has anyone ever heard of a histamine reaction to foods like almonds or coconut? I'll list my four days below in case anyone has any ideas. Other than some nausea, which resolved, I've been feeling pretty great except for the allergy symptoms. I'm coming off of a really terrible carb, sugar and PUFA laden diet. This seems to be getting worse, so I'm not sure if I should let it run it's course (if it's more of a detox symptom) or medicate (benadryl) or try to lay off the nuts and coconut (which would really be depressing). I guess I'm leaning towards wait and see, watch and wait, but after my last meal, I'm getting some swelling in the roof of my mouth, so I don't want to aggravate any possible developing allergy by keeping on with the food. Anyone have any thoughts about differentiating allergies from detox symptoms? Thanks for the expert advice folks! I love this forum.... Day One 1. coffee with coconut oil 2. Baby greens and tuna 3. Baked salmon with turmeric, ghee and steamed asparagus, coconut oil baked sweet potato cubes, mango with lime, fresh mint and blueberries 4. Handful of macadamia nuts Day Two 1. black coffee 2. scrambled eggs with ghee and dry salami, salad with avocado, tomato and chopped snap peas with an avocado cilantro shallot dressing, melon slice SNACK - young coconut water 3. 2 tablespoons of pecan cashew butter and some strawberries Day Three 1. black coffee 2. baked snapper with cardamom and limes crusted with sliced almonds and coconut meal, asian pear slaw with cilantro, grated carrot, snap peas and scallion dressed with coconut oil and lime juice. Sliced peach. 3. sliced pot roast with avocado chimichurri, baked sweet potato cubes, and garlic kale, strawberries Day Four 1. black coffee, strawberries and 1 tablespoon of pecan cashew butter 2. Baked chicken tenders with baby greens, leftover asian pear slaw, melon and creamy cashew vinagrette 4:30 SNACK - strawberries and a small handful of cashews 3. Almond meal baked chicken tenders with coconut cream mustard dipping sauce, brussels sprouts, melon slice with blueberry compote.
  15. Reintroduction has begun! Yesterday, on day 35 (I think) I reintroduced dairy. I went for plain, whole milk yogurt and had some with breakfast, for a mid morning snack, and with dinner. The first taste of it was funky, but my taste buds acclimated and I gobbled it down. Mid morning, I thought that nothing much had happened, although I wished I had fatty coconut milk to eat instead of yogurt, and I had some more yogurt for a snack. After I ate my lunch, I felt some stomach pains. I thought I noticed that I didn't have as much energy or as clear a head as I've become accustomed to, though I admitted that I couldn't be sure. Next day, I woke up with a nasty taste in my mouth from a raging stress dream involving work and public nudity. So I think the bottom line for me is that dairy doesn't cause anything horrible to happen but I would really rather not eat it.
  16. I'm only three days away from finishing my Whole52. I'm going to start the reintroduction phase with dairy. I've never consumed much dairy except for milk and the occasional ice cream. I usually had a dash of milk in my tea (about 3-4 cups a day) and milk with my cereal or porridge at breakfast. I won't be having cereal or oats at this stage (until I reintroduce wheat) but am wondering if the milk in the tea will be enough dairy to gauge the effects of reintroduction? (When I do eventually have porridge again, I plan to make it with water initially so I don't have to wonder if any reaction is because of the oats or because I've suddenly tripled my milk intake.)
  17. I wanted to share my day 2 of reintroduction, which was probably the dumbest thing I've ever done in a long time, but hopefully my mistakes can help others... Below is the post on my blog, how embarrassing it might be.. The day after our first little introduction, we woke up a bit more groggy than usual, but not too bad. Made reservations to go out for breakfast, had just a little bit of coconut milk, dried fruit & nuts at home. We went to Little Collins, a brunch & dinner cafe with a great menu & Melbourne coffee :-) I ordered their Little Collins' big one and asked to leave the bread out. Home made fennel sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, spinach, mushrooms & some baked beans. It was great to have a cappuccino again, but I wasn't blown away, guess I didn't miss it that much after all! The afternoon was quite spontaneous, a friend was in town and dropped by our house, and later 2 more friends popped in, making it a great afternoon with plentiful snacks and drinks. Being Dutch, means cheese, lots of cheese and in so many variations, it will blow you away! So out came a platter of some old cheese, so old it has actual salt crystals in it, if you ever happen to visit, make sure you get some. Together with our favorite champagne, it was a real treat. Then the whole30 train not only derailed, but crashed into the whole30 station taking everything in it's path. More drinks, more cheese, more snacks and then the idea to go to an Italian restaurant for dinner. This place has fabulous wood fired pizza, antipasti & desserts. We personally think it's one of the best pizza places in Amsterdam. So of course I went for the pizza 7 Follie (all meat toppings) and to top things off, the panna cotta for dessert. Crashed into bed early, only to be woken up at about 4.30 am by a terrible feeling. What happened next can only be described as a horror movie, starring me on the toilet. My body made sure all the food left the scene quickly, using both ends (TMI, sorry!) Felt awful all Sunday, the fresh, clean & energetic feeling I have been experiencing this whole time during whole30 was erased in 1 single afternoon/evening. The stupidest thing of course not listening to the gradual reintroduction advice, and the amounts of food consumed in a small time frame. Also, since i've had both dairy and wheat at the same time, it's hard to determine what my body hated most, but I'm pretty sure it hates me for sure!
  18. So I gave dairy a good shot as my first reintroduced food category. Included in the experiment were half-and-half, ice cream, fruit juice sweetened yogurt, sour cream, aged cheese and good quality 4-ingredient ice cream (and former drug of choice). The common thread is that they all gave me some level of bloating and/or G.I. distress, the least amount from the yogurt, the most from the ice cream which woke me up at 3 a.m. I suspected the cultured dairy products would be easier on the digestion, although I didn't get around to kefir. After re-reading the section on Dairy in 'It Starts With Food', I'm concluding that for me, lactose does cause a mild but significant enough reaction to warrant avoiding it, especially as part of an overall effort to get my gut in better shape and reduce my sugar intake. And when you look at cow's milk in its proper context of being the ideal natural substance for growing baby cows, it even gets a little creepy that we humans like it so much. Eeew. And after discovering frozen banana, cocoa powder "ice cream", why go back to milk? Seriously. So onward. A few days of clean eating followed by re-intro of gluten-containing grains.
  19. Went to a coffee shop this morning, and ordered what I've been ordering there for 2 weeks: a brewed chai tea with a shot of espresso. But I don't think they heard me correctly when I said no milk and the part about the espresso. I knew it tasted different when I tried it--their chai is delicious, don't get me wrong, but the espresso was missing. And judging by the way my stomach is churning and hating me right now (when it hasn't in the past few times I've ordered this dairy-free dirty chai), I think they put milk in it this time. I'm on day 28 so to have this happen so close to the end is aggravating. I don't want to start back at the beginning. On the other hand, it's nice to know that dairy doesn't sit well with my body. And the Whole30 has made me realize that. Would you start over again? Can I know your thoughts on how to rebound from this? My stomach is really bothering me, and it's distracting me from work. --- Now that I'm thinking about it though, I did accidentally undercook my eggs this morning... but I feel like if that were the culprit, my stomach would have started hurting a while ago. How can you tell the difference between what's causing this? Gah... this is frustrating.
  20. I started the Whole 30 because: - I was eating greek yogurt, almond milk, and started to notice it left me bloated, lethargic, and moody - I had intense sugar cravings and headaches -I felt a "crash" at 3:00 everyday at work -I was spending far too much money on lara bars, thinkthin bars, and pure bars. I ate these bars as "treats" and ate them after most meals...little did I know they were doing nothing for my headaches and only adding to my sugar addiction. After over 30 days of Whole 30'ing ( had wine and peanut butter twice) I can say that I am committing to eating this way for a while...its apart of my lifestyle. Below is a list of changes from the Whole 30 1. soft, moist, skin. 2. vibrant eyes 3. running faster 4. no headaches 5. no 3:00 crash, its bearable and I am not slumped over my work desk 6. executed headstand in yoga! 7. standing bow pose touching my foot to head! 8. deeper sleep 9. less snacking-good fats keep me satisfied 10. I sweat more easily (sign that my body is better at adapting to physical exertion) 11. wake up in the AM more easily, feeling light, energetic 12. decreased anxiety 13. more productive after work, have energy to run errands, go to yoga, ect 14. weight loss 15. shinier nails There have been so many improvements overall-it feels good to feel good. If you havent tried it. Do it. If you are and your struggling. Hang in there. you are worth it!
  21. I'm seriously struggling. Life after the Whole30 isn't doing well for me. It's like without that "Whole30" title i'm falling apart. I did so freaking well, and I didn't even splurge when I lost my best friend--my 4 legged son. Now, i'm not so good. It's like all the pent up emotional eating is coming out. I try really hard, and I know that I do better without dairy but the bad days I've had i'm like, "Eh, what the heck." I don't know where it is coming from, and quite frankly it sucks. I don't want it to be like that. I've read and reread the chapter in the book about getting back on and doing a whole7, 14, etc. But, my emotions have just been a wreck. I'm working on getting back on track emotionally (acupuncture). I'll get back on w/ the guidelines, and I feel better but then another day comes where I give in. It's so weird. I know the flow chart and to be completely honest, I run it through my head. But, I guess, for this time--my body concedes w/ the eating being better somehow. Maybe i'm not scrutinizing it enough. The things I thought I would struggle with from the beginning of the Whole30 aren't even the problem--i.e., coffee w/ cream or half and half. I don't even like it anymore. It's the comfort foods--ice cream, cupcakes, and only for a time pumpkin spice lattes from my favorite place ever Atwaters. I don't do bread or gluten, well except when I eat a cupcake. To be honest too, the ice cream isn't really that bad, it is the damn cupcakes which is weird. That was the one thing I craved the ENTIRE Whole30. Before the Whole30, ice cream was my passion. Ok, that's totally more of a rant than asking for guidance, but does anyone have thoughts?
  22. I'm guessing this is a tricky question, but any help would be appreciated. When reintroducing food, what is the expected lag time for a symptom to show up? This evening I had gas, bloating and an uncomfortable BM. This morning I had a cappuccino, with milk of course. Last night I had corn tortilla. Two hrs before the discomfort I had salmon, lettuce, sweet potato. All benign food. Oh, I used avocado oil for the first time ever. My instinct is pointing to the milk but that was 8 hrs earlier. This was my first use of pasteurized milk.
  23. So I finished my W30 on July 31st and I thought I'd add some dairy to see if I can tolerate it. No problems. I still think dairy is a bad idea, but I may have the occasional dairy cheat while I'm not Whole30ing. A few days later, and I thought I'd try some wheat. Here is a list of what happened: 1. First of all, I felt disgustingly full, bloated, and gassy. 2. A day later, and I have a big zit in the middle of my face. 3. I was getting a pedicure today, and I noticed my sandals had made marks on my feet where they were too tight. (They are not normally tight.) Did my feet swell up? 4. When I did my workout, my knees hurt a lot. They did not hurt the whole time I was working out during the whole30. (Same exact workout.) I'm pretty sure wheat causes inflammation in my body. Has anyone else had symptoms like this when they reintroduced wheat?
  24. I just finished my whole30 four (4) days ago. I was advised, from my crossfit affiliate, that I can introduce dairy to see how my body would react. I didn't have any extreme problems but I did find myself having hunger pangs. After reading the whole9 resources page on dairy, it made sense that the insulin response of dairy was the cause of this. I train at a crossfit gym 5 days a week and one of my goals is to get stronger and faster, as with most of us at the box. Before doing the whole30 I used to supplement with protein shakes post workout and I thought drinking organic whole milk would be better than introducing protein shakes back into my diet. But here's where I'm confused, this whole30 program says to avoid dairy by all means, which I successfully done, but is it OK to reintroduce is at part of a normal paleo diet post whole30? Whole9 supports "SFH", which is a nutritional supplement company, so are their whey protein products approved for the whole9 lifestyle for athletes in training on a daily basis? Or is it strictly a business sponsorship/relationship like GNC is to Crossfit Games and McDonalds is to the Olympics? Their products do have some added sugar, which again is confusing to the whole9 premise. I'd like to get some feedback as to how to approach extra protein and/or supplements for athletes after completing the whole30. I am apt to keeping the diet in line as I've benefited from the entire whole30 experience, but I need some assistance in moving forward. Thanks. Carl