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  1. Hi everyone! I need some Whole 30 help. I have been 100% compliant since the beginning of this journey, but I've been experiencing stomach issues for ~20 days now. Upset stomach, frequent bathroom runs, the runs, etc. I have celiac disease (doctor diagnosed) and I was gluten free for several years prior to starting Whole30. Does anyone have an recommendations for how to stop the stomach issues? I'm so tired and feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. I've cut ou fruit since many people have recommended cutting that out for stomach issues. Here's an example of what I am eating during the day: Breakfast Not much of a breakfast eater - usually bacon/prosciutto/chicken with an egg and a handful of nuts. Lunch Grilled chicken, spinach salad, dressing, carrot sticks and nuts. Dinner Grilled steak with salad and potato or potsticker meatballs (pork, cilantro, carrot, ginger) Snacks Nuts and carrot sticks Drinks Water, green tea, La Croix and Spindrift
  2. Hi everyone. Was hoping to find some chronological teammates for my Whole30 adventure. I have a few unique obstacles to maneuver, mostly a radically changing time table for my meal times, and 3-4 day bulk meal preps. I work 13 hour overnight shifts in an ICU and sticking to only meals without snacking will prove difficult. Anybody else taking something similar on? My body also already struggles with the stress of changing from night owl to early bird on a weekly basis, this combined with a gluten/grain sensitivity, lactose intolerance and general IBS make my GI tract action packed with issues! Also on a side note, my 04/02 start is not offset due to Easter but by a difficult weekend work schedule. Starting the new lifestyle would be very hard in the midst of my stretch of work nights. But as I see on here, many are pushing 04/01 to 04/02 for Easter dinner, so I hope I can find some teammates. Lets struggle through this together and give us a place to rant/rave! Good luck to all, “This too shall pass.” -Bradlee Me and my Tot
  3. Hi everyone! I just started my first-ever Whole30 today, and am pleasantly surprised to discover that I'm more excited than nervous, more motivated than bummed. It's definitely helped that I discovered these forums first, so many thanks for this supportive community! I decided to take the leap because I generally feel like crud and the conventional medical community doesn't have any answers. As someone with celiac, I've been down this road before -- lots of vague symptoms that no one could explain, that suddenly cleared up once I was (finally) diagnosed and went gluten-free. I've been considering an elimination diet for a long time, but could never pull the trigger. Thanks to a family member who announced she was going Whole30 this month, I decided to fish or cut bait. :-) Currently enjoying my first coffee with home-made almond milk, a dash of coconut oil and some cinnamon. Huh -- I actually like it! Looking forward to learning from, and sharing this journey with, you all!
  4. I am doing a Whole60 and around day 45 I started to gets symptoms of celiac, mainly oil in my stool. I have never had any issues that were connected with celiac that I know of, I was diagnosed with IBS 6 months ago. Has anyone else had issues with issues like this coming up during the Whole30 but not during their normal diet? I have not been eating much high fat or any gluten. Thank you!
  5. Kelly2612

    Grain Sensitivity??

    How many people have found they have gluten free grain sensitivity after reintroduction? I just finished a successful Whole 30 last week, and have reintroduced legumes (resulting in a slightly bloated belly), and GF grains. And the result were not great. I have celiac disease, and have been 100% gluten free for almost 8 years. I've known for a long time that something else in my diet was also problematic, but had a hard time pinning it down. This week, after having sushi rice and corn tortillas (both labeled GF on the packages, so unlikely to be cross contamination), I'm a bit dismayed to find that even GF grains are a problem for me to eat. They make me immediately bloated and cause me to burp-- it's a VERY mild version of what happens if I accidentally have gluten. I'm almost in denial about this, because seriously? Life without grains? As if being a celiac isn't enough of a pain already. Does anyone else react badly to GF grains?
  6. How long should I do a "Gluten Challenge" to get tested for Celiacs when I had been eating a gluten diet my entire life until doing a Whole 30? I finished my first Whole 30 about a month ago, and did 2 weeks of reintroductions after that. I discovered I had a really strong/bad reaction to gluten: foggy head, hangover feeling that lasted 3 days, bloating, cramping, migraines, insomnia, extremely tired. After talking with my doc, she suggested I get the blood test for Celiacs. But to do so would require me to eat a "gluten rich" diet for at least 30 days. I started eating gluten immediately upon hearing this so I could take the test, about 2 weeks ago. I am not sure I'm going to make it for the full 30 days, I feel so uncomfortable eating gluten again. I have permission from my doc to do the blood test now after 2 weeks, but I understand 2 weeks may not be long enough and I may get a false negative result. Everything I have read says that you should do this challenge before the test if you have cut gluten out of your diet "for awhile." But does a Whole 30 even count as "awhile?" I'm now at the point where I feel back to my "old normal" from before the Whole 30: generally a low-grade gross feeling. I don't get headaches or feel foggy all the time, but I am tired and I don't feel good generally. My questions to the forum members are: Have you experienced a gluten challenge? How long did you do it for? How long had you cut gluten out of your diet previously? What was the test result? Lastly, I'm not sure where else this fits in this post, but: I LOVED the Whole 30 and intend to do another one the minute I can stop eating gluten. I never realized how badly I always felt until I reintroduced gluten after W30.
  7. Hello W30 friends. I am currently on R1D20 (Yay! 2/3 complete!) I feel more energized (Finally, thanks to some support from the Mods and other members and their insights). I feel as though I look more refreshed and I sleep very well. My concerns however... I am a diagnosed Celiac and suffer from psoriasis as well. Not as bad as some people I've seen (thankfully!) but enough to be self concious of it. The last couple weeks I've been noticing some major gas and bloating and I feel like this might be due to the increased fats/veggies. Didn't worry too much about it. Then I noticed my psoriasis seems to be coming back after having faded the first 2 weeks. I have done some reading and the AIP suggests cutting out the nightshades, coffee, eggs, and a few other possible trigger foods. My question is, would it make sense to transition to the AIP protocol and extend the W30 to a W50 (the existing 20 days plus a new 30). I have read that it might be better to finish it as is, try to reintroduce, then reassess. But I also wonder that due to my medical history, would it make more sense? A couple meals: M1: Frittata with eggs, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms. compliant bacon, veggies (usually tomatoes and peppers) and sometimes a fruit. M2: Chocolate chili (tomatoes, onions, elk meat and beef), guacamole, more veg - cukes and peppers usually. M3: Salmon coleslaw with mayo and dill and steamed broccoli. M1: 2 Fried eggs over a baked potato with some ghee, left over chili, tomato and peppers, maybe an apple and a tbsp almond butter. M2: Salmon coleslaw with mayo and dill. mini cuke, snap peas, carrots. M3: Steak, onions, mushrooms, mashed cauliflower M1: 2 Fried Eggs, 2 compliant sausages, roasted veg (zucchini, peppers, sweet potatos, onions) M2: Roasted veg with compliant chorizo chopped into it 1/2 avocado diced into it. M3: Zoodles with a pesto-esque sauce (garlic. olive oil, basil,cilantro) with a dozen shrimp. Any thoughts or support would be fabulous!
  8. I have been living a pretty healthy post W30 lifestyle for the past 2-3 years. I have done 3 W30's in the past 3 years. In the past two years I have had chronic diarrhea and digestive pain, with it getting much worse in the past 3 months. I am working with two MD's...one in Kaiser and one outside of Kaiser, who uses a far more holistic approach -- even though the Kaiser Md is delightfully more progressive than most. My Kaiser MD referred me to a GI specialist after hearing my complaints and after blood work had a celiac test come back slightly elevated. The GI specialist wants to to a double oscipy (at least that's what I call it)....endoscopy with a biopsy of the small intestine, and a colonoscopy....at the same time, to rule out Collitis, Celiac Disease and Chrons Disease. My biggest concern of all of this, I have to eat gluten -- and from the sound of it, lots of it -- for the next 3 weeks. I already know that gluten causes me a bunch of discomfort (pain, bloating, digestive issues, emotional troubles and brain fog), but from what I understand, there is not a way to do these tests properly without doing so. I'm torn -- my holistic MD says I can also just forego the tests and the discomfort, OR I can have my insurance actually pay for something to properly and medically rule it out. Any feedback? Why would any of you do?? Thanks in advance!!
  9. Today is officially "the first day of the rest of my life." But then, so is every day. Today is the first official reintroduction day after my first Whole30 (Whole28). As you can tell from my previous statement, I started reintroduction just a couple of days ahead of schedule. Not quite 2 weeks into my first Whole30 I had a massive resurgence of anxiety issues that persisted until I found a supplement to help right at the end. I expect to perform another (more restrictive) Whole30 after I've gotten settled with a new anti-anxiety routine. In the meantime, I'll be working on taking reintroduction nice and slow. I had some success in the first Whole30 with the following symptoms and will be monitoring them closely as I reintroduce foods. I'll also be watching for emotional changes/outbursts Inflammation Rash Joint pain Sinus/nasal congestion Headache Low energy Water retention I'll be adding in foods ~ once per week, starting with the food categories that didn't seem to cause me trouble prior to the Whole30 and progressing to those that seemed to cause the worst symptoms and determining which foods are occasionally ok, and which are a "never again." As a Celiac, glutenous foods are obviously already "never agains," so won't even be addressed. I didn't eat any nuts through my first Whole30 as they seemed to cause issues before. I'll be reintroducing them here too. Week 1: Dark chocolate (soy free), Red wine (by association with the chocolate: small amounts of cane sugar, by association with the wine: sulfites) Week 2: Goat milk/cheese Week 3: Coconut Week 4: Rice Week 5: Walnut Week 6: Peanut Week 7: Soy - tofu, milk, tamari Week 8: Cow milk/cheese Week 9: Sorghum Week 10: Quinoa No combo foods until all of the ingredients test ok alone. These may be adjusted based on results. The fewer issues the better (fingers crossed) Week1, Day 2 - I have consumed soy free dark chocolate (cocoa mass and butter, turbinado sugar, vanilla) and red wine (shiraz) two evenings in a row with no ill effects. **whew!!!** The husband accidentally slipped some nitrites in in the form of prosciutto which did seem to almost immediately result in a full body rash. Nitrites will go down by the bottom of the list for a more proper test later on.
  10. Hi there, After several false starts (reset, reset, reset!) I'm starting the program today (well, I guess Day 1 will be tomorrow). I have Celiac Disease, so I'm already gluten free. But I'm really struggling with giving up sugar and chocolate and chips -- I go to sugar and chocolate when I'm tired, which is often, and I realize I'm making the situation worse. Beyond the weight gain, I want to try to reduce inflammation. I have fibromyalgia and a fair amount of pain and fatigue. So, I'm just looking for buddies for support as we do this plan together. Laura
  11. Hi, I have Celiac Disease (also IBS and fibromyalgia and maybe CFS). Just wondering if there are other Celiacs out there, people who are doing the auto-immune plan. Laura
  12. Well, I made it 28 days following the regular program guidelines though I am celiac (found out 2 yrs ago at age 39). My skin looks great (I was a sugar junkie), I am satisfied on three meals a day and I'd say I don't have the same moodswings. My torso leaned out a smidge though I didn't lose really any weight. I started this to see if I could get rid of my remaining lower back pain as I suspect it may be due to inflammation and because I was hoping to shed a few extra pounds. No change in either of those departments. In addition, the last week I've been plagued by needing to "be near home" if you know what I mean. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps it's eating chili (chili powder, cayenne, tomatoes, red peppers) and maybe too much coconut or something? Or maybe it's eggs? Or nuts? I'm stumped and wondering if anyone can advise a little more specifically than the book did on what folks like me experience on the regular vs. autoimmune modified plan. I really don't want to also cut out all those other things as I'm not sure what I'd have left to eat but I also want to really know if this back pain is food related or not. Help...doing this for 30 more days if it's not likely to make a difference isn't something I want to embark on. Thanks!
  13. Hello everyone! I have been eating gluten free for about 6 months due to a gluten intolerance (positive IgG and anti-gliadin) and I decided to take it a bit further and began a Whole 30 about 10 days ago. I feel wonderful! I am sleeping like a baby, my stomach is flat, I feel happy... Imagine if I feel this way after 10 days, what it can do for my health in one month... This has been a true revelation. However, I met with my gastroenterologist yesterday and he told me that I may have Celiac Disease and that I would need to do a gluten challenge for about 8 weeks (before a clonoscopy is done in January, the intestine has to be exposed to gluten for a while). The idea of having a disease and of eating gluten for 8 weeks is absolutely dreadful. Now... Here's my dilemma. I was told that I needed to eat the equivalent of 2-3 slices of bread per day for these 8 weeks but I would like to stay as close as possible to my Whole 30 at the same time. I know this can sound contradictory but it seems that I have no choice... Can you give me advice on how I can achieve my goals while staying as healthy as possible? Thank you. Minouki