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  1. I'm on R1 D9. I take hormonal birth control to skip my period & I'm mid cycle on the pill right now. On Sunday (it's wed night now) I started my period and it's still going strong. I start school next week and am really hoping this stops before I start school. Does anyone know how long it takes fir your body to get used to the diet? Worst case scenario, if i eat dairy will my period stop?
  2. Heriona

    Heavy flow of period

    Hello friends, I am on day 16 of Whole30. Two days ago I got my period earlier (3-4 days) than anticipated. My flow has been so much heavier than usual. I even have some thick blood clumps that I usually don't get. There is definitely a change in hormones, that's obvious , but is this normal as this does not feel normal to me. Also my hunger has been crazy. Yesterday i ate breakfast at 8:30 and then again in two hours and again at noon feeling empty and hungry every time. My sleep has not been good either. I fall asleep but then I wake up , however in the morning I wake up fine with more energy than before Whole30. Could it be b/c of my heavy period? Any body knows what's going on? These past two days have been very trying for me. I am almost pulling the plug. A couple of my friends that have done Whole30 say that Whole30 actually regulated their periods .
  3. mandalion91

    Halted progress during period

    So I’m on day 25 of my first W30 and on probably the second to last day of my period. I feel like my progress mentally (and physically) is going backwards. I ate pretty healthy before whole 30 so I didn’t experience the awful carb flu or any other bad symptoms at the beginning (or I just didn’t due to other reasons). I was seriously loving life. ZERO cravings for sugar or carbs, high energy, no snacking between meals, only 1-2 servings of fruit a day, etc. however after starting my period on day 20 it’s like I have been backsliding. Snacking on nuts and fruit between meals, 3 servings of fruit a day, and overall decreased energy. I also noticed I’ve stopped having NSVs. Could this all be because of my period? Has anyone else experienced this? I am still following meal template. Here’s an example of what I ate today: bfast: 3 eggs, half an avocado, half a sautéed pepper, 1/2 cup blueberries lunch: butter lettuce salad with grilled chicken, 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives, and olive oil dinner: chicken apple sausage cooked in ghee with asparagus i also snacked on sunflower seeds, mango, and more blueberries. I just feel helpless to my sugar cravings and appetite which I didn’t feel at all in days 1-19. Feeling very opposite of “food freedom” right now
  4. Nicole Lee

    PMS is Sabotaging my Tiger Blood!

    I'm on Day 17 and my PMS has been dragging me down the last 4 days. I'm concerned about how I am going to feel when my period starts tomorrow. These are supposed to be my best days but I am so drained both mentally and physically! Any tips would be much appreciated
  5. smashinash3900

    PMS strikes!

    Today is day 22 and things are going awesome. I've followed the plan perfectly and am loving the way I feel. But today pms hit me something terrible. And I found myself binging on raisins today at work. This past weekend I discovered plantain chips at Sprouts and have been bingeing on those as well. I don't want to undo all my hard wprk that I've put in over the past 22 days. Does anyone have any advice on how to curb my pms cravings? I'm hungry all the time too. What can I do?
  6. Serenity Jenny

    Goodbye Polycystic Ovary Syndrome!

    I have started whole 30 today. I have recently realized that every physical symptom I have had for the past 20 years is related to cysts on my ovaries! I am starting today praying for a complete hormone reset and relief of all symptoms. All support appreciated!
  7. CandieLeeMarie

    Pre-Menstrual and I want Chocolate.....

    I never have PMS. But I'm on day 17 and I know the date of my period's arrival is coming and I'm craving chocolate so terribly bad. Any tips for satisfying this craving? Thanks!
  8. Aatifah21


    Hello all, I'm new to the forum. I literally needed to make this post because I just started the Whole30 diet on Sunday, but AF is visiting and I NEED sugar omg. I used to eat a lot of carbs all of the time. I'm talking 2 cinnamon raisin bagels for breakfast EVERYDAY, some sort of sandwich for lunch or soup with soup crackers and multigrain bread. Also I used to be addicted to the ZonePerfect Fudge Graham bars and I'd eat 3 at a time (the pharmacy around where I live ALWAYS have them on sale for 3 for five dollars ) so my question is, how do I get my sugar fix? I know it's counter intuitive but I'm dying and AF isnt making it any better! Any fruit bars? Any sort of cacao infused fruit or nuts I can buy? If not then I'll have to just suffer. I'm not hungry and I know I'm not hungry but I can't stop thinking about these cravings! It's driving me insane! Please help. - Aatifah21
  9. I'm on day 11 and things have been going pretty well. Tonight I'm feeling may be pms. My husband is out of town so I just made my daughter mac n cheese and I just baked a cod fillet. It was not great. Now I want to sit on the couch and have fruit and whipped coconut milk with cinnamon. It is compliant but I'm feeling guilty about eating it because I know it's a dessert type comfort food. I shouldn't eat it right? Just tell me not to eat it, lol.
  10. paleolala


    Well ladies, I've just been hit with the sledgehammer of cravings. I'm on day 23 of my first W30 (actually I'm aiming for w100) and so far I have pretty much sailed through. It hasn't been perfect (too many nuts, fruit and probably not enough vegies) but I've mostly avoided cravings and certainly haven't off roaded. I'm also on day 23 of my cycle and all of a sudden I am absolutely consumed by food thoughts. Donuts, bread, banana chips - any thing doughey, crunchy or sweet. I know it's the hormones, but I need to figure out a way to fix this otherwise I will never make it through 3 more months! Hoping the hormones will ease off with each month, but I need help NOW! Someone please help me!! I'm thinking I probably need a hit of fat and protein? And maybe some more sweet potato chips... Please tell me what to do before I go and stuff my face with cake!!
  11. Mimi777

    PMS Horror : Please help...

    HI Everyone, Thanks for having me here and reading my post. This is my first W30 and up until now I have been absolutely loving this process and the changes. I am on day 21 today. I just started to feel the Tiger Blood and then, boom, PMS struck. I have suffered every month with radical mood swings, total lethargy, irritability (awful for me and for everyone around me). This is the worst I have ever felt - I feel utterly depressed, low in energy, headaches, rage-y.... and so, so disappointed and self loathe-y - feelings of failure... I was hoping W30 would help alleviate some of these symptoms. Maybe, I have set myself crazily high expectations to see hormone regulation in month 1? I was thinking I should maybe stick with the W30 beyond the 30 days and maybe will see results in the second month? What do you think? I do CrossFit 3 times a week - though last week I only managed 2... I have been strict with myself with the W30 and have a supportive husband who is doing it with me. We have been having things like having fish, sauteed veg, roasted sweet pot for breakfast (or, usually, sweet pots, sauteed veg and two eggs), chicken, jacket potato, sauteed kale for lunch, and then a roast chook/burgers/ground beef/ fish or chicken curry as per plan with lots of veg for dinner. Also, approx 1-2 pieces of fruit a day. Occasionally some macadamias with coconut shavings. I have a coffee every morning - we were having it with coconut cream but ditched that for home made almond milk instead. I drink lots of water, black tea with almond milk, licorice tea, dandelion with almond milk, chamomile (neat...!). For me, this part has been the most illuminating part of my W30 journey. I have found myself panicking in the last 3 days, looking around for my usual crutches; namely, wine and sugar. I had no problems at all up until the last 7 days, in fact was thoroughly enjoying it. My period is due tomorrow. If anyone can help me around understanding what is going on with my hormones in regard to the W30, shared experiences, some realistic expectations and any tips, I would greatly, greatly appreciate it - I'm struggling.... Thank you in advance for reading. PS: Not on any hormonal birth control. Use a mooncup.
  12. lillivewire87

    Arrrrgh! Venting...sorry...

    I am probably making this worse than it is because I started my period 5 days early, and being in the first week of whole 30 I am totally more emotional than usual it seems like. We are currently living with my inlaws at their insistence while we search for our own home. I was originally planning to just make meals for my husband and myself...which is difficult enough as it is...but my mother-in-law decided she wants to "do it with us"... Even after taking the time to sit down and explain the rules, and why they are rules...she breaks 90% of them. Mostly because she was born and raised in the LOW FAT NO FAT BAD FAT DIET IS GOOD era....and she doesn't want to read the book, and isn't really into the philosophy but wants to lose weight. "Just a little bit of my creamer is ok because I'm not adding sugar" "Just one can of diet coke is ok, because I didn't have sugar in my coffee this morning." Don't get me wrong, I love my mother-in-law, and she would give anyone the shirt off her back...but it is super frustrating to have to cook all the meals because she won't cook compliant, (She asked if she could do the cooking one night and I gave her a compliant recipe for zoodles and meatballs...ended up with honey in the pasta sauce...even though I reminded her no sugar "it wasn't sweet enough for Brian (my FIL)and honey is all natural) My hubbs can't cook unless it is a BBQ and we definitely don't have weather for that, so he is mostly doing it with me because he eats what is set in front of him for the most part. Basically, it has left me cooking all the meals for everyone...dinner I don't mind, but having to pre-prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner on top of a full time job is pretty exhausting and frustrating. I also really don't feel like I can tell her I need to stop making food for all of the family because she and my FIL will not accept rent from us....rock and hard place. And contemplating going home and cooking ANOTHER meal is making me want to cry... Telling myself to buck up buttercup and be grateful that my inlaws are pretty wonderful people! Thanks for letting me vent! Hope everyone is having successful Whole30's!
  13. I am on day 11 of my Whole30. I am feeling great and notice so much bloating that has gone away, especially in my arms that are looking very toned despite the fact I haven't been working out as hard as I usually do. At this point (and it could maybe/hopefully change in the weeks to come) I know I miss dairy and grains and will want to reintroduce when the time is right. I don't miss gluten products or legumes so I will most likely not worry about reintroducing those. I am loving this lifestyle and am planning on sticking with a mostly Whole30 diet, but am really curious about how things are affecting me and know it will help me stick with the program longer when I know what to avoid or what to expect of certain foods. In the past I have had very severe cramping and even digestive issues that go along with my monthly PMS symptoms. When I looked at my calendar I noticed that my reintroduction is scheduled to fall during this same week. I'm worried that I won't be able to distinguish the symptoms - I suspect that I might have dairy sensitivites and those symptoms might be similar to what I normally experience with PMS. I was wondering if I started my reintroduction 5 days earlier if it would throw it off too much? I thought about waiting until after my period to start reintroducing foods but I am in a wedding that weekend and don't want to experience any bloating during reintrodcution since I'll already be in a not-so-flattering bridesmaid dress! So if I start reintroduction at day 26, will I still be able to see the affects of those foods, or is it too early in the cleanse?
  14. (Hi all. I wrote this over on my introduction thread, which I guess I'm using as a journal of sorts? I thought I'd put this here, too.) Today is Day Nine. It's Day Three of That Time (yay) and yesterday I think I could have killed someone for a piece of chocolate. I am not even a chocolate person, nor have I had any cravings during that last week until then! Really what I want is a huge bag of potato chips AND some dark chocolate. I'm pretty down, too; I have bipolar disorder and GAD, and neither go well with my messed-up premenopausal hormones. I'm also BOREDBOREDBORED! I don't want any more chicken, I don't want any more beef, I don't want another damn egg, I DEFINITELY don't want any more salmon...I know that yes, there ARE other proteins out there, but they're still all so similar and I'm tired of all of this. I was just rarin' to go even through the weekend, and now I'm all, "If I eat one more bowl of Chocolate Chili, I will throw it against the wall." (And I LOVE the Chocolate Chili, and I'm craving chocolate anyway!) I'm tired of cooking or even reheating and I just want some grab-'n'-go stuff, and that's just impossible to find on Whole30, let alone paleo in general. When I was "just paleo," I ate a LOT of fast-food salads, even though they have some chemicals on the chicken/lettuce/whatever. It was just nice and easy to just let someone else put the food together for me to snarf it down. I still have some food left from my cookup last week since I live alone, but again...chicken, tuna, salmon, eggs, chili, ground beef...MEH. I'd almost rather go to bed hungry tonight than eat one more of those items that I've been trying to rotate through three meals a day for nine days. Any ideas? Even my go-to veggies have me bored, and I bought LOTS of variety of THOSE, too. HELP.
  15. I'm just about as crabby as one can get. This is my first whole30 and the day I started I also... er... started. This is the end of day 5. My hormones are going crazy, my body is trying to adapt to the lack of refined sugar and nicotine, and I can fully understand the title in the timeline "kill all the things". I think my period is coming to an end and I know there's a light at the end of this tunnel, but right now I really want to scream until I run out of breath and pass out. I'm also the mother of a wonderful, loving, brilliant little five year old. ...Please don't call DFCS, but I want to wrap him up in duct tape. He's a very obedient kid and he's not doing anything wrong, but even as he's quietly playing "ninja" in the living room I feel my head pounding and I'm... dear God, I'm twitching. A five year old- especially one without siblings- requires so much attention and energy and I don't think there's enough coffee in the world to put me on his level. Moms, tips? ...Please?
  16. So I am in a panic, 2 days from the end! (Day 28) I've lost my mojo! I haven't cheated, prob too many nuts in general, but that's the case all the time. I have come down with a wretched head cold and since Friday I've taken cold meds. Nighttime stuff and some sudafed for sinus pressure. I haven't visited the ladies room....if you know what I mean....since Saturday! I feel like I'm going to explode! My food is fine! I'm following the rules and want to finish strong. Only other element is I'm coming up on that lovely lady time.....arghh! I will be so depressed if on the 30th this is not seriously different. I feel gigantic, bloated and wouldn't even want to put a tape measure around my waist! Do you think cold meds could cause this much trouble? Or is it that plus PMS causing the perfect storm? So frustrated! And a little sad that it might end badly.
  17. Good morning-- I'm on day 28 of my first Whole 30. Period is late (been having lots of fun issues with that over the last year, so no big worries), and I've been sick with a heck of a sore throat for a week. Not feeling very energetic at all, and not sleeping very well because my throat hurts so much. :/ I guess i'm just looking for a shoulder to cry on, since I can't drown my sorrows in chocolate (or even my favorite lemon tea--dang soy!). Planning on heading straight into another W30 after this one, because I'd really like to see what my period looks like after a month of eating right (I actually started this W30 on day 2 of my cycle).
  18. Meganelizabetho


    When I'm PMSing I'm ALWAYS more hungry. It's not specifically a need to snack, and it's not specifically cravings, I just generally need larger portions. Is eating larger portion sizes going to ruin my w30? Breakfast this morning was slightly on the large side for me Yam home fries, bacon, microgreens, two eggs.... I don't know whether to follow my instincts and eat a little extra for the next few days, or whether I should try to stay more strict and assume that I'll adjust?
  19. Stephanie Geving

    Never ending hunger thanks to PMS

    Yup, it's here. PMS. I want to eat and eat and eat. Mindfully I ate lunch. Followed the guidelines. Been drinking water in case thirst is disguised as hunger. Still hungry. Ok, ate a sweet potato. Starving still. Grabbed some dried apricots. The pit of hunger feels like it's growing!! At least I am very relieved to say that I'm not having cravings for junk food. Just food. And the habit of snacking. That is one thing that hasn't left yet. I'm trying to get distracted but this hunger is so present! Time to work a little harder at distracting myself to see if I can make it until dinner without eating every Whole30 compliant food item in the house!
  20. Sylvie Thome

    PMS and sleep

    Hi, I've posted under the supplements previously discussing magnesium and sleep issues. Basically, I have always been a poor/light sleeper. I would wake up around 2-3 a.m. and be awake for an hour or so, then have restless sleep until I got up around 6:30-7. Over the years I've tried all the common recommended remedies (from Ambien to no computer/tv before bed, etc.). I do think I've mostly solved my sleep issues with a combo of eating fairly clean/primal after my Whole 30 in February, and taking chelated magnesium before bedtime. However, I have found that the week before my period, despite eating the same and taking mag the same, I wake up at some point close to 2 a.m. and toss and turn for the rest of the early morning. I did notice that when I was generally sleeping poorly, the week before my period was always the worst. I'm assuming this is hormonal, and am wondering if anyone else has noticed a pattern like this, and if they've been able to solve it with food tweaks or supplements. thanks! Sylvie