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  1. About to start my first Whole30 starting April 2nd and trying to get prepared. The thing I keep fearing is I work in a casual restaurant. Snacking has been a huge problem for me. Anyone in the same boat have any tips?
  2. Hi everyone! This is my second time around doing a Whole30, almost a year apart! I'm on Day 9 and feeling great! However, an annoying situation is arising...I'm freaking out because I'm going on a 3.5 day trip to NYC in a little over a week for a work conference. The conference will have breakfasts and lunches catered. I'll be in a hotel with no access to a stove. I'm also a young professional and the draw of having free breakfast and lunches for a few days is quite tempting even though I know they won't be compliant. Any advice on what to do? Has anyone ever asked their work to provide a per diem so they can eat outside a conference rather than partaking in the catering? Thanks!!
  3. Hi all helpful Whole30 gurus! I am going on a three-day work trip to Las Vegas. I know Vegas has lots of food options but I want to pack some Whole30 back up supplies just in case. I will be working a conference and will have limited time for breakfast and lunch. Please share suggestions for a quick breakfast and/or lunch that I can buy now and take with me in my checked suitcase to have while at the conference. Right now, I am wondering about Whole30 compliant Rx Bars or Lara Bars for a quick breakfast if no other options are available. Also, is there a beef jerky option that could work for lunch along with fresh veggies or fruit? Can I pack fresh veggies in my checked suitcase on Southwest airlines? Thanks in advance for your advice! - JohnW
  4. I am going to Sundance Film Festival for 4 nights, I have to go for work, but I want to stay committed to my January Whole30 the whole time. I’ve never been to Sundance but have heard stories about it being a huge weeklong party: drinking and staying up late, shmoozing, eating out, drinking, drinking and more drinking. Ack! Anyone been to Sundance on Whole30? Anyone going to be there this weekend and want to check in with me? Would appreciate all the help I can get.
  5. Hi all, Weird question--what can I bring for lunch that is physically compact? We have tiny shared work fridge. Today I brought a sandwich sized container and a mason jar sized container and they barely fit. Thanks!
  6. Hello guys, I'm on my second day and I've been learning a lot here in the forum but there's something I'm not getting. I study and work. I usually have breakfast around between 7 and 9, it depends on the day, and lunch at 12:10 because I have to leave home at 12:30 to get to work and I only get back around 19:30. It seems that ˜7 hours (6-hour shift + transportation) is too much for a gap between meals. If I don't eat a small snack around 16:00, I get home starving and can't control my actions haha. Should I really try not snacking or that is normal? I get home and need to study a little bit more until 23:00 almost every day, so no early dinner :/
  7. fitnnhealthy

    Traveling for Work

    I am traveling for work next week and have eliminated nuts & eggs from the second half of my Whole30. This doesn't leave me with a lot of quick, on-the-go options, particularly for breakfast. We are flying and staying in a hotel, plus will be doing client meetings and lunches/dinners out. Any suggestions on how to stay compliant????
  8. cknowlesmaine

    Whole30 starting June 1st

    After at least 6 months of discussion with my sister (she kept saying the reason for not eating pseudo-grains was because people associated them with grains - made no sense health wise - but now the conversation went a bit deeper and it makes more sense!) I'm planning on starting whole30 as a vegetarian - but strictly following the original diet. I plan on doing 1 month as a vegetarian, than 2 weeks with a few meals a week of meat. Than, begin reintroducing. The greatest challenge for me will be at work. I work at a residential treatment center for teenagers, and staff are highly encouraged to eat what the kids eat. For me that usually eating some sort of meat subsitute, or tofu. I already know the ones they have at work will not fit (tofurkey is bad enough it even tastes gross!) Any thoughts on Whole30 compliant meat subsititutes? (sticking with the original menu - not vegetarian whole30 menu)
  9. Just completed my first Whole 30. My results include no heartburn, no hot flashes, better sleep, better energy. Interesting - my resting heart rate reduced from an average of 74 beats per minute to 62 beats per minute according to my fitbit. That is a great indicator of reduced hidden systematic inflammation - important to me since we have a wide selection of familial history of cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Eliminated daily Prevacid. As a bonus - I lost 7 pounds and dropped a size! I did this with the usual challenges and on a very heavy weekly airport based work travel schedule. Well worth it! The journey will continue!
  10. Hi! I'm doing my second Whole 30 starting today, and decided this time to join the forum. Looking forward to sharing ideas, support, complaints, tips and emojis. My boss and a close friend were also supposed to start today, but they both decided not to last minute. I respect their decisions and am going to continue my Whole30 solo. Of course today is someone's birthday at work so we're going to have sweets this afternoon. Since it's only Day 1 I feel confident I can avoid them, but any tips for long-term 'saying no thanks' to sweets in the workplace? Thanks
  11. I'm very excited to start my Whole 30 journey! I am a little nervous because I travel for work and I would like to be able to stick to the plan while on the road. Does anyone have recommendations for this? Also, I am currently living at home to save money and my family keeps tons of snacks in the house. Does anyone have recommendations for how to combat this without throwing away their snacks and upsetting them? Thank you! I appreciate the tips! Kim
  12. Hello everyone! This is my first post, first whole30 and all that jazz. I'm hoping you lovely people might have some suggestions. So here's the deal. I work as a server which means either 6 hour or 11 hour shifts, on my feet, moving, lifting, running, and where I work, breaks aren't really a thing. I usually eat 4 meals a day instead of the three, because I need to eat more frequently to keep my body upright and moving. I'm one of those "always hungry" people, whole30 is partially about combating my incessant need to snack, but I feel physically ill if I go more than about 4 hours without eating. I'm apparently hypoglycemic according to my doctor. Anyway, I'm looking for ideas for food that I can keep next to the POS system at work and take a couple of bites at a time while I'm ringing in orders, or something that I can eat in a minute or less that packs a huge punch as far as energy/fullness goes. Imagine you were going to go work out for 5 hours. Normally I go for protein bars etc. last week I kept a bag of almonds with me, but I could really use some variety -Dorothy
  13. I am a nursing student full time most day I have class from at least 11 am to 4pm some days less time spent there, then I also work between 4 to 6 days a week at a busy hospital on night shift 7p to 7a. It is hard to space out meals I need the energy to keep going but also do not want to over eat even if it is healthy food. Most days my schedule is the following eat breakfast around 9 am if I was off the night before school from 11-4 eat lunch between classes around 12:30, sleep for about an hour or 2 then go to work. I usually eat dinner around midnight if I work (if I am off I usually eat around 7:30) Then if I work the night before I eat my breakfast early since I am usually needing energy to finish the shift so around 4:30 I eat breakfast then start the day over I snack sometimes like I might have some fruit or some nuts between meals... I cram what little sleep I can get into my down time and study as much as I can at work or between classes during meal times etc. I get at least 4 hours of sleep per day I know it is not much and the days I do have off I try to sleep more. But desperate times cause for desperate measures especially when it is trying to maintain a household. I feel like I am eating all the time even though they are smaller meals. Is it too much or should I do something different. I don't eat unless I am hungry unless I know if I don't eat I won't get to eat till next meal time and by then I will be starving and overeat if I see something I want I will slip. So I try to keep ahead of the game. Any suggestions or tips will help (: thanks! I don't want my busy schedule to hinder my effort of trying to keep this lifestyle change going!
  14. victoriam823

    Strange Lunch Times

    I haven't started my Whole30 journey yet (I'm starting Feb. 1st but I'm a big planner) but I'm trying to figure out when to eat. I'm up at 6:30 to send my boys off to daycare and I don't leave for work until 8:15. Lunch time is split into two 40 minute breaks, one at 11:05 to 11:45 and one from 12:45 to 1:25. I typically don't have dinner until 6ish. Plus there is a workout either in the afternoon at 4ish or after dinner at 8:30. Any ideas?
  15. Hi everyone, Looking for a little advice here. I completed my first whole30 last week, with great successes. I am taking a few weeks "off" (but not really- I had a gluten free cake tasting for my wedding over the weekend and am having some dark chocolate. That's about it) and am planning on doing another one starting next week up until my wedding in November. Speaking of my wedding.. I work for a private speech therapy clinic with 2 amazing bosses that treat us like family. I have worked there for a year and there are only 10 of us on staff. My bosses are hosting a bridal shower for me next week, they just planned it this week, and I got the invitation today. Turns out, they planned it at a local vegetarian restaurant and there are basically no options for me. They know I'm gluten and soy free as I have been for several years, but I'm not one to talk about the whole30 unless asked so nobody knows I'm also not eating dairy, gf grains, legumes, etc. The only thing I might be able to eat is guacamole with crudite, and a plain greens salad with olive oil and vinegar. My dilemma is whether or not to speak to my bosses and tell them the situation, or just eat what I can and be grateful. I really don't want to seem demanding or impossible and ungrateful, but at the same time I know if I planned a shower and turns out the guest of honor couldn't eat anything and didn't tell me, I would have wished she had so I could find a better restaurant option. Not sure what to do and would really appreciate your thoughts!
  16. Rkz220


    Hello all-- looking for advice...I work 3 12 hour shifts per week, and on a typical workday I usuall eat breakfast around 6am, lunch around 1-2pm, and dinner when I get off work at 8pm. Is it acceptable to have a snack between my breakfast and lunch since I go so long between those two meals?
  17. remybriscoe

    So much for support...

    Hi everyone! So a few weeks before I was scheduled to start my Whole30, I talked to a group of people at work to see if they would be interested in doing it together. I know that last time I did a Whole30, doing it with with friends made things a lot easier. Everyone seemed really interested and I linked them to all of the Whole30 "cheat sheets" and online documents and great blogs. Start day came (April 28) and only one person, out of a group of maybe 10, committed to doing it with me. I understand, I get it - some people just aren't ready to give up alcohol for a month. The no soda thing scares some people. And no more burritos at lunch, the horror! I think the thing that gets to me is the few people who say they're doing it, or actually "their version" of it. So they're eating sugary bacon, they're drinking on the weekends, they still eat the catered lunches every day without knowing what goes into that stuff. Well, if you're doing "your version" of a Whole30, then it's not really a Whole30, is it. It's frustrating that 2 of us are doing the hard work, and everyone else who isn't still thinks they can reap the benefits. I know myself and the one other committed person will see the best results and feel the best, mentally and physically. I KNOW that. It's just annoying to have someone say 'I love this program!' when they're not...actually doing it. And so I come here to vent my grievances and be with my people! Anyone else experience this in their workplace or inner circle?
  18. For the last year I haven't been working, but I'll start a new job tomorrow. Tomorrow is Day 8 for me. I had just gotten into my groove, but my cooking routine kind of depends on being at home and able to go through the whole rigamarole. Now I need to come up with portable meals. And as I live overseas in a developing country and already food availability is quite limited, I'm concerned this will just start to get a bit overly-complicated. Anyone have any suggestions for a work lunch box lunch? For tomorrow I have already packed up the following: nuts and dried fruit Olives Beet salad Grilled salmon It's what I had on hand.
  19. I'm kicking off my first Whole30 November 1st, and I know that work will be a minefield. I'm a creative at an advertising agency and typically work long, erratic hours. We have loads of cheese, bread and fruit in the kitchen at all times, but obviously that's out of bounds. I'm already in the habit of bringing lunch to work - typically leftovers from dinner. What I'm after are well-balanced, make ahead snacks/mini meals to keep on hand for when hanger strikes. As an aside I can see avoiding snacking being a major, major issue because I am hungry all. The. Goddamn. Time. Seriously, my fiance jokes that I have a bottomless stomach. This wasn't such an issue when I was younger and my weight hovered around 50-52kg at all times, but now I'm 30 and my weight has crept up to 61. Still a 'technically' healthy BMI, but a totally unacceptable weight gain regardless. I'm actually super anxious about dealing with my endless hunger during the Whole30.
  20. HELLOOOO all! Been checking out this site for pretty much the entire day and I keep finding more and more great stuff!!! Tomorrow will be day one. scared. I am a pretty healthy person. but I can already feel myself getting overwhelmed with the whole paleo thing. The idea of NONE of something freaks me out. I have been looking up tons of recipes which is why I think im overwhelmed. Im horrible at keeping things simple. im thinking for the first week I will just eat very basic meals. A few questions! I am training for a marathon. I read about the PWO meals. So does that mean on days I run 5 to 15 miles and or lift-Have an extra snack before AND after??? are we only supposed to have 3 meals no snacks?? Also- I work in a hospital and my days are LONG 7 am to 7 pm Im very worried about when to eat my meals, the times. and should I have snacks?? I leave my house at 630 am and get home around 8 pm Im sorry if these questions have been asked before. Theres so much info on this site I may not have stumbled upon it yet. But if you have any ANYTHING to tell me, offer me, guide me, its all welcomed!
  21. You think it is difficult to go to a restaurant to eat while on Whole30? Well, it is. You're right. Almost every dish -- even the "healthy" options -- have soy or dairy or gluten or some artificial chemical compound ingredient. But imagine working there, and being surrounded by sugar saturated psuedo JUNK food for 14 hours at a stretch! I need help. I need support and camradarie. I've made it 7 days on Whole30 without cheating. I wasn't scheduled any doubles that week, so I could eat either lunch or dinner at home. But ever since then I have been stuck at work for long periods of time -- without a break to eat home-prepared meals! (need to whistleblow) -- with nothing but bread and (creamy) soup for sustenance. I go as long as I can without caving, but, you guys know, in the beginning, the body suffers from lack of energy while it's switching fuel sources. I keep crashing from a lack of carbs. And when you are on your feet, speed walking without cessation, for over half a day without stopping, you need either caloric energy (in any form available) OR support from friends undergoing the same thing. If anyone is a restaurant employee and is trying to complete a Whole30, please give me some advice. What has helped you get through your long, long, busy, stressful shifts? Can we be friends???