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  1. Beccaann3

    Hi! I'm starting November 1

    Hi! I'm Becca and I am new. I am committing to starting November 1 - and know that Thanksgiving is going to occur on my 28th day I have done WAY harder things (been a living liver donor/ had a hysterectomy), but it's a bout of unexplained hives that led my doctor to steer me toward this. I've been doing Beachbody portion fix for a year or so; I've had success, but I haven't really changed the way that I think about food, in the way that my first few days of reading Whole30 will probably lead me to.
  2. Hi everyone! I’m new to this but I’m am so tired of being tired! I am uncomfortable in my body and just overall sluggish all the time. Oh, and oddly moody lately. What is making me the most nervous is the “reintroduction” period! How has that been for folks? I couldn’t find any info on this. Anyway, I’m committed to figuring out why I feel so junky. I’m sure it’s food related, considering all the garbage out in food these days! Looking forward to having a forum community for support and answer questions that come up along the way.
  3. jredl

    Starting Oct 14, 2019

    Hey Everyone! This is my first time around. I am excited (and scared) to slay this sugar dragon! I know my 2 challenges will be that I am the only one doing this plan in my house of 4. Secondly, lunch is the most difficult to plan for as I am out of the house and sandwiches have been the staple. Sure would like to have a buddy. Thanks!
  4. Hi all! After lots of tummy issues since August, I’ve decided to commit to doing Whole30 for the first time. Im nervous because my birthday and Thanksgiving are this month. I’m also extremely scared of failing. I’m pretty sure that if I slip and have to start all over, I’ll just quit the program because I’ve tried every program under the sun for weight loss and nothing as worked. I’m excited to have this forum as a resource along with social media and YouTube. So this might be the game changer. No one is doing this with me so I’ll be looking for accountability and encouragement here. Here goes nothing!
  5. Deanna D.

    Newbie Starting October 25

    Hello, name is Deanna! Starting on Oct. 25..
  6. 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!
  7. Just started Whole30 on October 1, 2019. My friends who've done this say they plan to have snacks, but I can't find anywhere in the main book, where it says anything about eating snacks. Please help!
  8. 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.
  9. lalchee

    Started September 24

    Hiya! I just started my first Whole30 yesterday. So far, so good. I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian who doesn't eat eggs all that often (until now!). I don't eat any fish or meat, and have no desire to at this point. So I am not planning on modifying the Whole30 in and eating any non-compliant foods as written; it's going to be eggs, eggs, eggs, and more eggs! I will probably eat more nuts and seeds than is optimal for the omnivores, but don't intend to go crazy. I am not too worried that giving up dairy will be too difficult; I am going to find legumes and grains much, much more challenging. Oh, and all my teeth are sweet... But I can do it! (Please, please tell me I can do it. ) I'm thinking my re-introductions (I should probably not be focusing on this part so early on, eh?) will be done in a different order, based on my protein needs and my likely aversion to eggs by the end of it. I am hoping to do these rather slowly, one sub-type at a time, with rest/Whole30 days in between. Legumes (lentils, then chickpeas, then kidney beans, etc., with soy last) Non-gluten grains & pseudo grains (quinoa, then rice, then oats, etc.) Sugar (vanilla almond milk coffee creamer -- I know black coffee is. not. hard. But it's hard!, maple syrup) Dairy (yogurt, then soft cheese, then hard cheese...) Gluten grains (wheat should probably be last, but whoo-boy, this is what I anticipate I will miss more than anything) Alcohol Ok, I am committed. Fingers crossed.
  10. Hi, I'm Jessica. I have been on a lot of trends and I find that strict things work well for me. I'm a first timer on Whole30. I do have a question. I work 3pm-8pm, get home around 8:15 and my husband and I go to bed at 10:30 or so. When should I have dinner? Is it okay to eat that late or should I just try to be full enough for the rest of the day before work? Just hard to justify eating a big meal right before dinner, hence why I usually reach for chips or a protein bar for "dinner."
  11. Hey there! I started my first (real) round of Whole30 on Sept. 2. I started the program in the past, but wasn’t committed fully and gave up a few days in. I was was super encouraged today because I successfully dissuaded myself from the Dunkin Donuts in the break room & went to a work function at a bar, and successfully overcame the temptation of alcohol and non-complainant snacks someone brought. I struggle with social anxiety and not drinking at an event like that was kind of uncomfortable for me, but now I just feel very capable and proud of myself for getting through it. (Also getting a carbonated water with a lime slice was super refreshing and made me feel a little less weird about the whole going-to-a-bar-and-not-drinking situation.) What were are your all’s wins today?
  12. esazer

    Starting Today! Yikes!

    Hi All, I’m a 45 year old man living in New York. This will be my first Whole30. Starting at at really weird time. At the end of the month, I’ll be moving into a new place about an hour from where I live now. Luckily, I don’t own too many things. I’ll be bringing more food and food related items than other stuff. Super excited yet a tiny bit scared about the Whole30. I rarely eat breakfast. Been intermittent fasting for months. Intermittent fasting has helped with, maybe even eliminated GERD. Hoping that by resuming a morning breakfast that doesn’t trigger the GERD. I know the books says not to drink coffee in lieu of a morning breakfast as it’s a appetite suppressant but coffee consumed hours before a meal really does help me. I’ll have to feel it out but open to advice. I’ll be checking in regularly.
  13. BreezysHealthJourney

    Starting September 3rd!!

    Hi, I’m new to the whole 30 community! I’m looking at these upcoming 30 days as the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle. A few years back I was diagnosed with GERD & fructose intolerant. I came across Whole30 a few weeks back & knew this is the answer I’ve been looking for to help me. I have been getting myself & house prepped & ready, even have goals & plans set in place. This is my last week to get prepared & prepped and can’t wait to start my journey on September 3rd! If anyone has any pointers or advice I’d love to hear it!
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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?
  21. 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!!!
  22. 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.
  23. 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).
  24. 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.
  25. 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.