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  1. Hi! Im Kim. Im 42 and a single mom of a 7 year old boy and im around 230 lbs. Ive been reading the book and now im putting it out there. Im planning to start on September 1st. I have a feeling this might help a lot of areas in my life. Heres to new beginnings! Good luck on your journey!
  2. TFrank

    Newbie Starting Aug 5!

    My name is Tiffany and I'm 34. I'm doing my first Whole30 in just two weeks! I've started easing myself into it already though. I know going cold turkey would just be setting myself up for failure. We also don't live close to places with some of the staples so I've been ordering online and making trips into the next town to find what I need. I'm really nervous. I've tried to change my eating habits before and been successful for a short time, but eventually crashed. I'm really determined to make a difference this time though. I live with chronic headaches, joint pain/swelling and high blood pressure, I'm hoping to find some relief through the Whole30. I'd really like to meet some other people to do this with for motivation and accountability.
  3. Amura

    Is Whole30 for me?

    Hi everyone. I've recently learned about Whole30 and I'm considering joining, although to be honest I'm not completely sure. Since the community seems ameniable I thought I would ask your opinion. I'm almost 40, I've always been slightly overweight. After giving birth to my son (4 years ago) and being back to what I consider my normal weight (about 70kg) I decided to start using a contraceptive implant (it seemed so convenient!) but unfortunately I gained A LOT of weight (20kg in 2 years!). I had the %&[email protected] thing removed, and I have not gained any more weight since then - but I have not been able to lose weight eiher. My overall health is very good, so to be honest my only reason to go on a diet is losing weight. Which I understand is not the purpose of the program. But because I don't think "eating in moderation" is my thing (and for that reason I've never been in a proper diet before) I started researching about dictating myself some clear boundaries in which I could base my diet, so I would not need to count calories or count on my non-existent moderation. No-sugar would be my cornerstone, and I was considering a no-grain rule as well, when I found the Whole program. It's a bit tighter than I meant, but maybe because of that it would force me to eat in a more wholesome way? My routine already includes meal planning, buying fresh food daily, cooking from scratch (I love cooking) so only the ingredient restrictions scare me a bit. I'm hesitating. I got the book but I haven't started reading it yet. I want to lose weight and I want to do it in a healthy way, but I'm not sure if this is the way I should go. Advice please!
  4. Hello! I’ve read the book Whole30, twice, printed all of the PDFs and today, readied my kitchen. Between tomorrow and the 13th, I will re-read the book again, visit the supermarket and pray for 30 days of strength. I’m very interested to see if I can better my health, my energy levels and get better sleep at night by doing Whole30. If I’m able to lose some weight, then it’s a win-win!
  5. Divinebeautyonline

    Starting Sunday June 9th

    Hello! I am new and excited about my reset! I was looking over the shopping list and it just dawned upon me that I can eat potatoes! This will be food freedom! I’d rather have some mashed sweet potatoes or potatoes than dairy any day of the week! My instapot and I are going to be ready!
  6. Howdy! I’m Jess, and I’m from Texas. I’ve had the Whole30 book for a while, but I’m finally going to act on it. Hoping to have better energy levels, better sleep, and healthier eating habits by the end of this process. I work nights in the ER, and I’m hoping this helps me cope a bit better with all the opportunities for unhealthy eating that come along with working nightshifts. If anyone has any tips or advice, please feel free to let me know! Excited to start this journey!
  7. Robin Strathdee

    Don't over think this.

    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post. I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this: Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that). Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about). Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey. And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post): Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like. Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you. Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
  8. JTEdmondson

    1st timer and started today

    I've been on the fence about starting for a few weeks and decided to jump in today. While I eat a mostly plant-based diet, I'm positive this will get me back on track to healthier eating habits. When my 30 days end, my training for a marathon will begin -- I can use all the help I can get!
  9. McAmyB

    Whole 30 Eve

    Just checking in to say hello and ask for some good juju! Knowing tomorrow is day one is making me want a piece of cake...and I don’t even eat cake! Will be challenging because I’m going it alone, but hubby will definitely enjoy all of the meat dishes. Most worried about what to eat at 5am, when I get up and go work out before work. No time For much and my go to snack was an Oatmega protein bar. I know Lara Bars are only supposed to be for emergencies, but if I have a half before exercise, is that ok?
  10. Jordan123

    First whole 30!!

    I've done 5 days of whole 30 so far, and Im feeling good! My only issue has actually been not eating enough, there have been two days where at work I got really hungry but had nothing compliant to eat so I just didn't eat.......bad I know. I would love some meal prep/recipe ideas to help me eat more! I'm mainly just excited that I haven't been having any killer cravings, AND i work in a restaurant with tons of non compliant foods and i haven't eaten any! I will not crack!!!
  11. Daniyans

    Started February 21,2019

    I started last Thursday but just posting now. Hoping to curb my cravings, increase energy and fix some digestive issues. So far things have been going well. I was sort of following Keto previously as my husband is on that diet. I felt really deprived without fruit though and really just did t feel great. Switching over to whole30 hasn’t been to bad so far. Biggest issue is cooking without cheese as that is in about every meal for my husband. I think that may have been the culprit for my digestive issues so I’m excited to see how my body is effected without it.
  12. tamcot68

    Picky eater

    My husband is having gastric bypass at the end of March the diet he has to follow 2 weeks prior is strict, to ease into he agreed to do the Whole 30. Problem he is a picky eater ( basically we eat the same 4 things for dinner every week), it took me over an hour last night showing him recipes to finally get him to consistent to 3 Whole 30 recipes for dinner this week. It is going be lonnnng month (and serious test of our marriage).
  13. tamcot68

    Starting 2/17

    My husband is having gastric bypass surgery at the end of March. The diet he has to follow 2 weeks before surgery is very strict, so we going to ease into by doing Whole 30. My best friend has been on it for 3 months and is very satisfied.
  14. Day one is done. So I might as well say it...I’ve never been 100% happy with my body. Ever since I stopped rowing at 16 years old I found my relationship with food changed and it became more and more complicated to adjust the amount of food I ate to meet the energy needs of my body. I’ve had some great successes with WeightWatchers in the past and also with generally improving my exercise regime and diet, however two years ago I changed jobs and life has become very fast paced and pretty stressful since then. I’m now living in Spain, and my days are pretty long. I tend to get up around 0630 and try to get some exercise in if I’m not so tired that I can’t drag myself out of bed. Work is 9-7 with an hour long commute before and after (except for work from home days) so I end up eating dinner late and getting into bed even later. Since September 2018 I’ve become more and more aware of the negative impact that stress is having on my diet. I want to be in control of what I eat, I want to feel healthy, and I know that eating real food and making good dietary decisions will help me exercise more, cope better with stress and generally feel better overall. But I’ve been struggling with how to do this. WeightWatchers doesn’t work over here in Spain and I haven’t seen anything else or heard about any other diet which looks like it might work. It’s also worth saying that I’m a long standing migraine suffering suffer. Have been since I was about 7 or 8, and I’m getting really bored of it. The past year or so things have got worse and over the past six months I’d say I’m in pain around 60% of the time with either a migraine or headache. I like the idea that with whole30 I might actually identify some things that could be causing this pain. It’s not so much about losing weight anymore it’s about a shift in mindset improving the way that I think and react to feed and creating habits that are sustainable and make sense of my body. My husband left for China yesterday, he’s working over there for two months, so this felt like the right time to knuckle down and try to make this change happen. So that’s it, those are my reasons, and this is day one: FOOD: 0745 Morning detox tea 0930 MEAL 1: potato and mushrooms fried in olive oil with 50g smoked salmon, a fried egg and half a small avocado. Lady grey tea (black, no milk). Side of a handful of blueberries and raspberries combined 1400 MEAL 2: big salad...iceberg lettuce, lambs lettuce, rocket, red cabbage, cucumber, tomato, raisins, walnuts, pinenuts, chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, raspberries, basil infused olive oil 1800 Countess Grey tea (black) 2200 MEAL 3: beef carpaccio with olive oil and herb vinegrette, aubergines fried in olive oil with a handful of black olives, salt pepper garlic powder and oregano, two satsumas, sparkling water with lemon slices 2300 Chai tea with coconut cream (this substitute works nicely with the chai) 0000 Nighttime detox tea 2 litres of water. 7h 30mins sleep. EXERCISE: Aero yoga - I’m currently trying out lots of different classes with my gym pass. Today was an experience and a half...I’ll leave it there... HEADACHES: Woke up feeling like someone was splitting my head open like a coconut. Not good at all. Yesterday I juiced, I wanted to put a firm full stop at the end of my unhealthy habits. Headache could have been to do with missing my normal two cups of tea...or not having decent food. However I am also used to “weekend migraines”...they’re the best. Took Zomig tablet and cleared up a couple of hours later but groggy for the rest of the day. FEELINGS: I felt good in general today (apart from the migraine that plagued me for the first few hours). I’ve been pretty distracted and busy with various things all day which means that my mind hasn’t been on snacking or anything like that, however I felt full after eating each meal and haven’t felt the need to reach anything extra. my only concern is that perhaps my portion sizes have been too big, however my stomavh was definitely sending hunger signals at appropriate times.
  15. Hello everyone, I'm new to all things Whole30! I have been reading and researching this approach to wellness for about the past week. I am excited to get started and have picked Monday as my start date. I'm anxious because I have not been able to make good food choices stick in the past for more than a day or 2. I really want (need) for this to work. It's a long story, but I have medical issues that will be much approved by better dietary choices. Not to mention the improved feeling of wellness which no doubt is the best part of this lifestyle. My biggest challenge is that I am at best culinary challenged. I have zero confidence in the kitchen that is realistically based on past experience. I've cut myself, a couple of times severely, in the past chopping veggies and I've set my kitchen on fire once cooking. I wish I was kidding about this because it would be quite funny if it didn't cause anxiety that holds me back. I'm also very practical and like to keep things simple so I can easily become overwhelmed. If you're still reading, well first thank you, I'm asking you to please post anything that you've found helpful in your process with this 30 day plan. It could be recipe/food tips (MUCH APPRECIATED!) or just a light bulb moment you've had in your new mental clarity. Looking forward to reading your replies and other posts on this forum! Kim
  16. julietca

    Starting 1/12

    This will be my first Whole30 but teaming up with a friend who's done it before. Anyone else starting mid-month or have tips for a first-timer? Thanks!
  17. I am starting my first Whole30 January 1, 2019. I have had a lot of friends do it and even thought about starting one last year. Background... About a year and a half ago I moved back to the US after spending 3 years in Australia. While in Australia I found a trainer and loved the healthy lifestyle. I was the fittest I'd ever been. I had spent most of my life overweight. I wasn't tiny by any means but I felt so good! Fast forwarded, to new job, new place and lots of stress and I feel like I've reverted right back to old habits. I sleep poorly, I have frequent migraines and the fun aura that comes with that, aches and pains and I am not managing stress well at all. I had a bit of a wake up call a couple of weeks ago that I need to reset my life and be taking care of myself, so I can function in the rest of my life at my best. So here we are. Goals for the next 30 days: 1. I am mostly focusing on fixing my relationship with food, I want to make good choices and fuel my body instead of just feeding it. 2. Exercise: I pay for boxing classes I don't attend. I want to attend all 6 in the next 30 days. I will also be aiming for 10,000 steps each day. Ultimately I am hoping to do Whole 30 4 times in 2019, January, April, July, October. But fist I am focusing on completing January.
  18. Desmo

    A coward checks in

    Greetings from 1-week in, I was unsure if I was able to succeed, but after my first 7-days, I thought I'd "up the ante" and confess that I've begun the program. Now I've got peer pressure as well as my remaining determination. I've been by-the-book so far and have experienced most of the symtoms outlined as early stage, although my sleep has been terrible. I'm 68, male and cooking for myself... some of my change in body distribution can be attributed to my loss of desire to eat my cooking... more to come.
  19. GeminiAmbivert

    Starting in December

    I purchased the Whole30 book some months back. This past Friday, I purchased the planner which got me looking for my book. After discussing it with my husband I decided to plan and prepare now and start in December. I have have so many sensitivities, I don’t really know what’s causing them. I heard many good things about Whole30 and we’re hoping it will help when we start trying for a baby again.
  20. Jcleary

    Starting Black Friday

    Hi, I'm Jennifer. This is my first attempt at Paleo and Whole 30. I'd like to make a commitment to health BEFORE the new year, and will be starting on Black Friday by making a delicious Whole-30-friendly Thanksgiving meal that will give me a ton of YUMMY leftovers!
  21. MarianneF

    Here I go!

    Bought my book ... went grocery shopping ... purged everything from the fridge and pantry ... looks like I'm ready! Tomorrow is Day 1!
  22. Mrsdooley

    Day 1 Oct 1

    Hi everyone I am completely new to Whole30. My first day is this Monday. I excited and trying to prepare as best I can.
  23. Hello. I am starting my Whole30 on Saturday May 21. I wonder if there are any other breast cancer members here. I have some digestive/weight issues from my cancer medications and, also, ptsd. Hopefully, this program will be helpful for its anti-inflammatory benefits and for me/us to become stronger in the battle. OncoWarrior fighting cancer one day at a time
  24. This has been a crazy year. Whew. I went from the strongest I've ever been in my life, Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit, to using a Walker to navigate and not being able to take 2 stairs at a time. I found out I have Crohn's via a massive peri-rectal fistula which required a temporary diverting colostomy (as well as several other surgeries and still more to come). I'm still healing/ recovering after being in the hospital for more than a month. All of this occurred while listing my house of 15 years (um... stress management?), and the super scary prospect of not finding my new home in this crazy spring market. I'm currently living in my camper, but thankfully close on my new house on 8/2. Great time to clear out the kitchen and start new habits! While most doctors, including my own, can't definitively say what foods are negative to Crohn's, I believe there are foods that have an exceptionally strong impact on my health and disease. I was loosely following Whole30/paleo lifestyle before I got sick and I noticed a vast improvement in how I felt when eating "right". So. I've decided to commit to myself to learn about my disease and diet and what works best with MY body. I know it will be tough (I'm definitely an emotional eater), but I MUST do this if I want to live an active and healthy life.
  25. beagreenberg

    Mirena IUD and Whole30

    Hey everyone - this might be a weird and unrelated question but I have the Mirena IUD, and I haven't had a period in months. No bleeding at all. I started my Whole30 a little over a week ago and a few days in I had a period with fresh blood. I know irregular bleeding is something common with the Mirena but I thought it was weird that it would just start up again after months of no period. Has anyone else experienced this and think it might be something to do with the Whole30 eating rules/habits? Thanks!