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  1. Second Day!

    Hello there! My name is Victoria Bussell and today is only day two of the Whole30 for me. It has been extremely hard for me already. I am not the biggest fan of meat, unfortunately. Any advice in that area?
  2. Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer & Im living in Lakewood, CO. I am new to actually using this forum but have done Whole 30 5 times since 2010. I did my first one as a group challenge in my first ever CF gym back home in Upstate NY and now use it when I feel like my emotional attachment gets into a serious relationship with food without me realizing it! I am a Crossfit coach as a side hustle (since 2011) and work in marketing for a lawyers office by day. I just started another round on the 18th in prep for a weightlifting meet I am going to be in April and am sick of going off the rails only to try to cut 2 weeks out from my meet. It sets me up for a poor performance (shocking) and a loss of confidence on the platform because I drop 5lbs the day before and letheragy is an enemy of cutting weight for meets. My emotions go hand in hand with my eating habits and I am horrible with anxiety and stress. I haven't been doing so well! Hence why I am here! I had set a date for the 18th long before I got to the point where I felt ready to do W30 again but of course the universe gave me the perfect timing. The Sunday before the 18th I was crying in my mirror staring at my reflection and the jeans that hurt my thighs from weight gain. Now, i am not overweight in gov terms. We all know how it feels to be very comfertable in your own body vs. feeling like you jumped into the movie "Men in Black" and put someone else's body on. That was me. Feeling like someone different was staring back at me and I didn't like it. I'm here to change. I am in this alone right now and would love to know if there is anyone in here that resides in Colorado that may want to be my accountability buddy. I can't wait to connect!
  3. Starting March 1, 2018

    Starting the Whole 30 journey March 1st, 2018- scared and intimidated at the moment!
  4. Forgive me if this is TMI, but I’m getting a bit concerned and I want to know if anyone else has experienced this. I completed my first whole 30 on Jan 30th, throughout which I felt great and had no issues with that time of the month. Once I finished and started reintroducing non-compliant Foods, I started spotting... which turned into basically a full-blown cycle that won’t go away. I read about people spotting while ON whole30, but my experience is AFTER. I’m on the pill in the middle of the month and absolutely shouldn’t have any period right now. It’s never happened to me before and I’ve been on the pill for 10+ years. Is it possible this could be related to reintroducing non compliant foods? -anyone with relatable experiences?
  5. Hello! This is my first whole 30 and I am on day 12. Everything for the most part is going well so far, with the exception that I am getting SO hungry in the afternoons. I am not a super big woman; I'm 25 and 130 pounds (trying to lose a couple pounds/tone up). I feel like I have been eating MORE than usual and I am still hungry! For example, today I had~ - 3 eggs with spinach for breakfast (7am) - an apple and cashews at snack (10am) - mayo tuna salad & veggies with balsamic and oil (12 pm) then came home from work and was STARVING around 3 pm.. - and ate an RX Bar, 3 slices of turkey, and about 10 carrots HELP! Am I doing something wrong? Am I eating at the wrong time, or the wrong things? I would love advice on what could make me any less hungry in the afternoon so that I don't have to snack as much before dinner? Thank you!
  6. I just finished my second round of Whole30 and, just like last time, I began Reintroduction with gluten free grains. This time I did fresh gluten free pasta. Last time, I had me some itchy discomfort. This time I am completely breaking out in hives. Should I try to slowly introduce and isolate each ingredient to figure out what is causing this?
  7. Game Day Recipe Recommendations

    Favorite Super Bowl Game Day Whole30 compliant recipes, go! Specifically looking for a chili I can make in my slow cooker. I feel like there are SO many different recipes out there on the internet and I don't know who to trust! Would love some recommendations Thanks!
  8. Hello! I'm in the marketing business which means a LOT of client lunches. I'm on day 3 of whole30 and completely forgot this would be a hurtle. I'm going to Chef Geoff's tomorrow, and after talking to the chef, I think I have a few options but know I am going to dread being "that person" with the finicky order. Does anyone have any experience at this restaurant? Anything helps! Thanks! Lizzie
  9. I am toward the end of my third Whole30. Every round, I have sleep issues. I can fall asleep just fine but I wake up around 4am - sometimes after only 5-6 hours of sleep. I feel energetic and ready to take on the day when I wake up but I feel that I am not getting ENOUGH sleep (based on the 7-8 hour requirement that I've always heard). There have probably been 2 or 3 nights during this round of Whole30 that I slept 7-8 hours (and honestly, I was more groggy on those mornings). I have tried (individually) Sleepy Tea, melatonin, natural sleep aid from Whole Foods, and magnesium (Natural Calm). Is it possible that my body only requires 5-6 hours of sleep? If so, I am okay with this. I've just always read that "healthy adults require 7-8 hours of sleep per night"... and I am feeling pretty darn healthy these days so what gives? My energy levels remain stable and high throughout the day until I think to myself, "I only got 5 hours of sleep last night" then I start feeling run down (so I know that part is mental). Any advice on the sleep requirement or suggestions on promoting a longer night's sleep are welcome and much appreciated!
  10. greens powder

    Hey! I am about to embark on my first Whole30 starting February First with my fiance. We purchased a "greens" powder to add extra veggies and what not to our diet, and i just realized it has "oat grass" "barley grass" and "wheat grass" in the ingredients... i know oats, wheat, barley, etc are OUT for whole 30, but what about their grasses in powder form? thanks so much!
  11. Headaches

    Hello there! I am new to the Whole30 program, however I eat about 80% paleo outside of the program. Like most people I started the Whole30 to reset my body and stray away from bad habits. I also have arthritis in my spine and I tend to get flare ups with the weather getting colder. I have been successful with breaking those habits and having no pain so far, however I have had problems with both headaches and migraines the past four days. I am on day 14 of my Whole30 and feel as if I am eating everything I should be, however I think I am MISSING something from my diet. The following is my every day diet: Breakfast - Smoothie (Chashew milk, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, almond/cashew butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and the occasional mango) I will also eat either 1-2 eggs or just an RX bar if I am running short on time. Lunch - I eat a salad everyday. I use spinach, carrots, celery, red peppers, onion, the Whole30 Fast and Easy "Every day salad dressing", lemon, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and will occasionally top it with compliant chicken if I have it on hand. Dinner - This is the only meal of the week I have been mixing up. I will either have a bowl of soup (chicken, carrots, celery, spinach, onion, homemade broth), yellow potatoes, and another meat such as chicken or pork. OR I will make a meal out of the Fast and Easy cookbook. I like to have meals with potatoes, meat and LOTS of veggies to steam or bake in olive oil (cauliflower, peppers, carrots, broccoli) as the main source of nutrients. I also drink about 3-4 cups of coffee in the mornings and in the evenings 1-2 times a week (I am in college and have two 3-hour night classes a week). I feel as if I sleep fine (8-9 hours every night) and I rarely have technology on an hour before bed. Although I do occasionally watch Netflix before bed, I am more inclined to believe it is a main source of nutrient I am not receiving rather than the amount/quality of sleep. What do I do?! The headaches often take my breath away or force me to lay down until the pain goes away. I am sorry for the novel, but I hope this is enough information! Thanks guys!
  12. Hi, everyone! My name is Kimberly, and this is my first Whole30 Forum Post! I'm currently in my sixth round of the Whole30 (a little off schedule from the major January W30), and I aboslutely adore this program for everything it has taught me about nutrition and myself! Hope everyone doing the January Whole30 is kicking butt, and look forward to chatting with y'all on here!
  13. Hi all, I've reached a point where I'm no longer embarrassed and just want answers. I haven't had a solid BM since I started January Whole30 (I'm on Day 17.) I've just had diarrhea constantly. Am I dehydrated? Do I need to incorporate a probiotic into my diet? More leafy greens? Please help a sister. Thank you!
  14. I am very excited (and nervous) to tackle my Whole30. For the past two weeks I've been finding recipes, making notes, and planning! I'm doing this to kick my "sugar/ carb dragon!" Starting this on my very last semester of college to kick my ass into gear to get healthy.. and happy!
  15. I started on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018. So far everything is going well. I have my husband and three friends that have joined me in this effort. I'm 53 year white male with a belly. I have had so many aches and pains and carry at least 40 extra pounds for some time now. I'm starting day 6 and have not had any of the side effects mentioned in the timeline other than a possible slight headache. I have experimented with a lot of recipes already and they have been delicious. I'm reading labels and have been checking the forum. I have a couple questions that I have found partial answers but i don't think I have clear answer: Can I take my regarding my vegan multi-vitamin (Solaray) which I love and truly feel a difference? It's 3rd and final ingredient says lecithin (soy). It seems the benefits of the multi would far outweight what the soy lecithin that could be in this capsule. Second I'm looking for a clearer answer on a Mocktail (virgin cocktail). I have a lot of social events and looking for a substitute for booze. Is a La Croix sparkling water okay with a splash of juice like Pom? I think I am good but the comments on juices are confusing in the book.
  16. Starting January 6!

    Hi I'm new and probably one of the younger members here (15 whoop whoop). Officially starting tomorrow, and since I'm gonna be the only one doing it in my family of 5 I'm looking for a lot of encouragement. Already told my sister to yell at me if I complain lol. I've just become very uncomfortable in my body, and I know I sound like every teenager out there, but I actually want to do something about it. I used to be really fit and in shape, with healthy eating habits, but I feel as if I've lost that. I just really want to get back into routine and I figured this would help. So yeah, new year new me, right? Also, there's a good chance I'll be doing a lot of ranting so please bare with me, and if you have any advice, I would really appreciate it!
  17. Banana + Egg Pancakes?

    Hello! I am starting my first ever Whole30 on January 1st. I'm super excited & I can't wait to see all the changes headed my way In reading through the Whole30 book and reading online on your amazing website, I keep running across this 'no treat' thing.....I'd like to make the ever famous Banana & Egg Pancakes, but I understand that they are not allowed? Technically the banana and the egg are approved foods, but this pancake is not? I'm thinking a yummy breakfast taco or biscuit type grab and go for sausage (not to douse in butter and syrup) I understand the basic concept that we are trying to change unhealthy food habits and often times a very unhealthy relationship with food. On the other hand, many other recipes could be construed as 'treats' as well right? Meatballs, Frittatas, name just a few. So, where should I draw the line? From an ingredient standpoint, would it be safe to say that these pancakes would still be on your approved list of foods? The unapproved status belongs only from a psychological standpoint? Just looking for more clarification as I embark on this journey. I definitely do not want to compromise my results in any way. Thank you dearly for any feedback you are willing to send my way!! Jill
  18. I know this isn’t recommended since it’s the holidays, but I want to do one! I’m celebrating my book idea getting accepted by a publisher this past weekend! Plus I’m just one of those people who likes to do things when people say I shouldn’t. My body is craving the reset after a few out of town trips. I’m starting today! I’m inspiring myself by looking at past pics of myself post my first whole 30, throughout my weight loss/heath journey, and one celebrating my book news last Friday on a yacht I rented for myself. I’m so excited! I have completed several whole 30s and this is my first time on the whole 30 forum! I’ve also coached several others through their first whole 30s. Hi new friends!!! Questions: does anyone have any neat ideas to replace the cookie making and food related traditions that four year olds enjoy?
  19. Start Date: January 1, 2018

    Hi friends! I'll be starting my second Whole30 on January 1st. I have two things I need to clarify. 1. On the meal template it says "add fat in the following recommended amounts per meal" and lists healthy fats. Do we pick one of those, two, three? Is there a limit? 2. My day typically looks like this: -Wake up around 6am, drink water, eat breakfast, drink coffee -Have lunch around noon -Work 9am-5pm, then workout 6:30 to 7:30pm (I typically do yoga, TRX or a yoga-based fitness class) -Go home and eat dinner afterwards I know you're supposed to eat a pre and post-workout meal, but for me, it's A LOT of food crammed in to a short period of time after work/before bed. I'm not worried about eating a pre-workout meal, but since I workout so late in the afternoon, it seems like I don't have time to fit in a post-workout meal. Suggestions? Thanks fam!
  20. New here...I will start on December 1st. I will start no sugar today because mentally, I am just ready. I have been a sugar addict for years and I have recently discovered that I am definitely sensitive to milk products. I tried Paleo a few years ago, as prescribed by my doctor, but I just didn't keep up on it, especially after I had met my soon to be ex-husband. He never wanted me to be healthy (he definitely wasn't) and It was so hard to fight for that. I have decided that now being in a safe place, I am going to break free from not just the bondage he and sugar had me under, but to finally take control and stop making excuses. I am ready to slay the sugar dragon and move forward. A friend of mine did the Whole30 for 100 days and has made it a lifestyle to help her kiddos and they did it as a family and saw drastic changes. I'm ready to make the drastic change for my body. I'm nearly 300 pounds, biggest I've ever been and I use to be healthy and an athlete, till college and a back injury. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have goals and dreams and my body isn't going to be the result of those things unanswered. I'm ready to do this!
  21. Hi everyone! I'm planning to start my third attempt at Whole30 on Monday, 10/1, and am hoping I can find some support from someone going through at the same time! I'd love for someone to join me in supporting each other and cheering each other along. I've tried twice before - once, I realized I accidentally ate sugar, and the second attempt right after, I ended because my partner who was doing it with me also gave up! I know I can do it, but I also know that a buddy would go a long way on the journey. -psychologeek
  22. I am excited for Melissa's two new books and pre-ordered Fast & Easy ebook but cannot locate Day By Day in ebook format at any of the listed retailers. Will Whole30 Day By Day be available in a digital edition? If so, will it be made available for pre-order? I prefer to carry my favourite books in digital edition, lol. I am located in Canada, if that makes a difference to retailer availability. Thanks for any information.
  23. Kombucha

    I've looked through the kombucha forum but can't find reference to first ferment only made with brown rice syrup. I am on day 6 of whole30 and my kombucha is ready for bottling. I add fruit and nothing more. Is this complient?
  24. Starting on Labor Day

    Hello everyone, My husband and I are doing whole30 for the first time. Our daughter across the country is also starting on the same day, Labor Day, so we can get past some events we already had planned. I signed us all up for RealPlans, too, so I can use their online tools and phone app for efficient meal planning and a shopping list. I have practiced a few meals this week, so I feel ready. I am a little worried about the "no wine" at the end of my busy work day, but it will be good to break that habit, too.
  25. I'm new to Whole30 and haven't started yet. I purchased the book but have yet to read it. My problem is I am 32 years old, just had a baby and look in the mirror and hate what I see. I have difficulty ignoring my cravings and eat till I'm full. I have a sweet tooth but I must lose weight for my health. It seems that for this to work I have to meal prep each meal for an entire week. How much weight should I anticipate to lose in 30 days? Is there anything in particular I should buying? Is there anyone here in fact similar boat as me where we can chat and support each other ? I have to lose about 30-35lbs. How long might that take ?