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  1. Hi all with MTHFR! Help! I am day 18 and actually feeling worse than before I started. Since my body is having a hard time detoxing, I am feeling awful! At what point did your body finally get past this point? What are some things you did to help? I was a healthy eater prior to Whole30 I just wanted to do this to help get me more paleo oriented and off sugar. I was already off gluten (I have celiac disease) and also dairy (lactose intolerance) and even caffeine. It’s not like I am having to detox and rid my body of those things as well. I just want to get to the 30 days since my niece is doing it as well with me. Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  2. Green juice

    Can I have some powered green detox juice during the whole30?
  3. I have a 7 month old and have done cleanses/detoxes before but do not want to do those this time around because I am breastfeeding and I know that whatever ends up in our bloodstreams can get into our breastmilk. Seems like the Whole30 is a good fit for me because there are no supplements to take and it is not as strict as just juicing for a week. However, when I hear words like "carb fever" and hear other symptoms people mention, there seems to be some type of detox effect for each person separately. I understand there are psychological relationships we develop with food that are also being undone in these 30 days, but a clean diet gives your body the chance to heal, hence the idea that it would start cleaning itself up by getting rid of toxins makes sense to me. It's not out of the realm of possibility for those toxins to end up in our blood streams and pass through to the breastmilk. Does anyone have experience or technical experience on this subject? I want to do this to reset myself because my son has eczema and I have never craved carbs like I did when I was pregnant and the first 5 months of breastfeeding. I believe a super clean diet for me may help him, and I'm willing to ease my way into it if that means he doesn't end up taking in toxins my body is trying to get rid of.
  4. Today is Day 2 of my Whole 30...woke up feeling off but was able to rally and had an overall positive day until about 1:30pm. Since then I have been irritable and can't decide if this is due to hunger, experiencing feelings I would typically numb out with afternoon treats and snacks or a little of both. I am scheduled to have acupuncture in about 45 minutes and I am hoping this will help my mood! This is my second Whole30 and I don't remember struggling this way so early on. I am coming onto this one with way more sugar, grains and alcohol to detox from AND I am making the conscious decision to be more mindful about my emotional experience. Anyone else struggling with similar experiences or have suggestions?
  5. Detox faster?

    Hi everyone! I'm reading food freedom forever and loving it! I've done W30 before and so excited to start my reset. I know from previous W30's that I feel awful from about day 3-7 or so. Looking for suggestions on getting through that part faster, lol. I know about drinking water, and for me, salt intake is important. I'm hoping some of you have some foods or other things (sauna?) that are helpful in lessening this yucky phase. TIA!
  6. I got ezcema for the first time ever since I got pregnant 3 months ago... It has steadily gotten worse, so I thought I'd try whole30 to see if it helps. I'm on day 4 and my arms and hands are really bad. Detox?? My diet hasn't changed that much. Besides no sugar and dairy.
  7. Hi I am on Day 11, and I had this incredible lower abdominal pain, had to leave my class a couple of times, and run to the bathroom. Yuck! Am I detoxing? Gross!! I feel better now, but I don't feel like eating. I am just wondering if this is normal.
  8. I'm on day 30 of my second whole 30 in 2 years and on day 21 I broke out in dermatitisonly on both arms. It is wretched itchy and a little sore. It coincides with a lot of heat in my body (eastern medicine), tummy aches, and irritability. The outbreak followed a particularly intense workout. I was cruising along on my whole 30 and plan to keep on til this goes away. I've been strict paleo for 2 years but my "paleo" snacking and dark chocolate usage were getting out of hand. I want to know what is causing this rash! I've eaten eggs for years now with ease and have cut out almonds this week with no change. Am I simply kicking out heavy metals from Candida dieoff? I'm stumped. Feedback welcome.
  9. Hey there! I have dabbled with Paleo in the past and have found it really effective. I'm a dancer and when I was in full time training, I adopted a paleo based diet and found it very beneficial. I am getting ready to go on tour in December and really need to get my strength, fitness and body back in order. As well as regular training, I need to get serious about my food again and this seems like the best way to go about it all! I'm excited and looking forward to feeling healthy and happy about my body. i will be starting on the 3rd of August as I can't go without coffee this week, extremely late working hours at the minute, 4 am hello! Any other athletes or dancers starting around this time, so we can help and encourage eachother?? Cheers!! Dee
  10. Day 3 glad for coffee

    Thank goodness for coffee, sitting here finishing my cup of coffee, feeling a little headachey & PMT has kicked in, feeling ok, day3 has begun well, loving preparing thoughtful food & have my mr on standby for when I can't be bothered cooking, also because I'm not sitting around with a glass of wine in the evening I'm far more productive!! Haven't slept well the last two nights, might be the detox process? My first W30 - Id already quit sugar and limited dairy - although I've been known to drink milk straight from the carton, coconut water is my new vice And I really really live liquorice tea and cinnamon tea Any other new discoveries out there that I should know about Needed some crunch and made some chili kale chips, will try make beetroot chips next
  11. Those sugar cravings

    Helloooooooooooooooooo everyone! I have struggled with my weight my entire life, and have found the most success while following the Paleo lifestyle and diet. But as soon as life got stressful, I reverted back to my sugar eating/overeating way of life. I am looking forward to detoxing from all that with this uncomplicated WHOLE30, and hope to expand it to WHOLEhoweverlongIneedit. Support, recipes, a sounding board, men and woman working together to succeed in healthy eating... Here we go....................
  12. Hey all! So I am a first-timer on day 6 of my Whole30. I am LOVING so much about it already, and so excited to see the health benefits of this new way of eating and relating to food. But here is the issue...pretty much since day 1, I have had this dry, persistent cough! It's not painful, but it is ANNOYING! At first I thought it might be an allergy to a particular food I've been consuming more of, like eggs or nuts. So for a couple days I cut those out, and no improvement! Other than those items, I haven't really introduced anything new to my diet with the Whole30 -- only cut stuff out. Has anyone else experienced this? I also thought it could be a symptom of detox...but after searching the forum I don't see many people who have dealt with it. Just a background -- I was diagnosed with asthma a couple years ago, which manifested in a very similar, dry, wheezy type of cough. I used an inhaler for a few months and then it gradually remedied itself as I treated my allergies and improved my diet. But this honestly hasn't been an issue for a while -- I can't remember the last time I used my inhaler, but I have had to since this started! Any suggestions?? Thanks! Lacers
  13. I'm on day 4 of my whole30. I was 50% paleo and 50% SAD before this. The last several days my daughter (2 months) has had SEVERE gas pains. It's awful and I hate seeing her so uncomfortable. Could this be related to my whole 30? I worry about detoxing through my breastmilk
  14. Detox! day 5 and want to climb out of my skin

    Wow I am on day 5 and between yesterday and today I feel crazy, stressed, like there is a force inside my body that needs to get out. Anxiety level high, blood pressure high. Is there something I can do except for eating a piece of cake or drinking a glass of wine. Lol.
  15. I was wondering if anyone had experience with a histamine reaction early on. I've developed a wheezy productive cough since day 2 that feels a bit like asthma, and some intermittent sneezing and post-nasal drip that seems to be worse after eating then resolves (congested bronchi feeling stays though). I've had very mild seasonal allergies in the distant past, and have a slight mold allergy. I've never had any kind of noticeable reaction to anything I've eaten before, and at first I thought it was possibly a "healing crisis" carb flu type reaction to not eating dairy or grains. (I've done low carb before but always with full fat dairy and a little whole grain (like Kavli crackers). The is the first time I've ever been dairy and grain free.) Has anyone ever heard of a histamine reaction to foods like almonds or coconut? I'll list my four days below in case anyone has any ideas. Other than some nausea, which resolved, I've been feeling pretty great except for the allergy symptoms. I'm coming off of a really terrible carb, sugar and PUFA laden diet. This seems to be getting worse, so I'm not sure if I should let it run it's course (if it's more of a detox symptom) or medicate (benadryl) or try to lay off the nuts and coconut (which would really be depressing). I guess I'm leaning towards wait and see, watch and wait, but after my last meal, I'm getting some swelling in the roof of my mouth, so I don't want to aggravate any possible developing allergy by keeping on with the food. Anyone have any thoughts about differentiating allergies from detox symptoms? Thanks for the expert advice folks! I love this forum.... Day One 1. coffee with coconut oil 2. Baby greens and tuna 3. Baked salmon with turmeric, ghee and steamed asparagus, coconut oil baked sweet potato cubes, mango with lime, fresh mint and blueberries 4. Handful of macadamia nuts Day Two 1. black coffee 2. scrambled eggs with ghee and dry salami, salad with avocado, tomato and chopped snap peas with an avocado cilantro shallot dressing, melon slice SNACK - young coconut water 3. 2 tablespoons of pecan cashew butter and some strawberries Day Three 1. black coffee 2. baked snapper with cardamom and limes crusted with sliced almonds and coconut meal, asian pear slaw with cilantro, grated carrot, snap peas and scallion dressed with coconut oil and lime juice. Sliced peach. 3. sliced pot roast with avocado chimichurri, baked sweet potato cubes, and garlic kale, strawberries Day Four 1. black coffee, strawberries and 1 tablespoon of pecan cashew butter 2. Baked chicken tenders with baby greens, leftover asian pear slaw, melon and creamy cashew vinagrette 4:30 SNACK - strawberries and a small handful of cashews 3. Almond meal baked chicken tenders with coconut cream mustard dipping sauce, brussels sprouts, melon slice with blueberry compote.
  16. Anxiety. I am feeling so anxious ...sort of a nervous type feeling. I don't have anything to be anxious about; I'm at major issues going on...pretty happy in my life...exercising regularly. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something I am missing in my diet that could be causing this? Anything I am missing here?
  17. Day 3 ... and I feel ... GREAT ?

    I subscribed to the Whole 30 Daily newsletter, and according to today's e-mail i am supposed to be lethargic and feel like crap. Except ... I feel just fine. Maybe I'm doing this wrong ? Kidding ! I know I'm following all the rules, and I'm sure that I should be anticipating detox symptoms and adjustments as bad as anyone else's, based on my eating history. In yesterday's e-mail they noted that "the amount of suck you experience in your Whole 30 is directly proportional to the amount of crap you ate before." I ate a lot of crap. I/m anticipating some suck. I guess it just isn't hitting me today. Maybe tomorrow ...
  18. Yeah, this kinda sucks

    All, I committed to this a couple of days ago (I'm wrapping up day two) and while I was eating *kinda* clean before, I am absolutely surgical now. I'm eating, and I'm not equivocating, rationalizing, or faking - perhaps for the first time in my life. And it sucks. I've not done drugs. I had a short stint with cigarettes, but it didn't take (no addiction). I drink occasionally, but my young children have curtailed that (lack of time!). Suffice it to say, I have no addictions. WRONG. Holy crap this is hard. Briefly setting the stage, I'm deployed in support of the US Army. The dining facility has some great choices available - and I applaud them for it. But they have just as much crap, and are more than willing to push it upon you. I can feel the pull of sugar on a cellular level. And please, please don't get me started on the bread. I'm a bread guy. I come from a long line of bread people (it explains soooo much). And I am in the land of reallllllly good bread. I have long yearned for this type of access to this smorgasboard of carbohydrates. And now that I have forsworn them as my enemy, they are everywhere I turn. But on a slightly more serious point, my body doesn't like this. I know that an engine works better with better fuel, but the period where the new fuel is burning out the old, crappy fuel - well, it sucks. I am devoid of all energy. I've been working out five days out of seven (good workouts, not just lip service) for the past 6 weeks. I've lost twenty pounds. I have started to crave a good sweat. Today: no energy. I could barely keep myself awake. I was really thankful for my dark glasses today, because I nodded off when someone was talking to me in the car. Tell me it gets better. Tell me that I'll wake up tomorrow and everything will be great. I know it won't, but lie to me regardless. I'm committed to this, but this detox phase, well, it just kinda sucks. Thanks for sticking with me through my rant. I'm not always this needy. Denny