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  1. Hi! I've been going pretty well and I am on day 19 today, and been feeling awesome on my Whole30, but for the past five days or so I have been waking up with a really puffy face and swollen hands. My eyelids have had intermittent hives on them throughout the program...that seems to have gotten better these past few days, but now it is replaced by swelling of my eyelids and the rest of my face. And my hands are puffy to the point that I can't get my rings off or even make a fist because my fingers won't bend all the way. Also, I know I have lost inches in my waist; I can see a drastic difference in my natural waist where it dips in. BUT I feel like my muffin top has gotten bigger. I feel like my stomach pokes out a lot and even my hubby commented that I seemed to be gaining in my belly even though my waist was a lot smaller looking. In all honestly, I feel like I look pregnant my stomach pops out so much. I'm wondering if this is a reaction to either coconut, eggs, fish, avocados or almonds. I have added in enriched almond milk in order to get more vitamin D, and two days ago switched to a coconut/almond milk mixture (Unsweetened Silk). I do on occasion have a handful of raw almonds, but I haven't in about a week (though I did have pistachios on the 23rd, which I've never really eaten before...but this all started before that). I have been eating a LOT of fish on my Whole30, and while fish has never bothered me before that I know of, maybe in bigger quantities it's having an effect??? I have been using a moderate amount of coconut products - I use coconut oil in a lot of my cooking, and I also use canned coconut milk but haven't for a few days. I have been eating eggs pretty much every day of my Whole30, but upped my intake a few days ago to three at breakfast instead of two. I have eaten eggs my whole life and never had a problem like this that I noticed, but maybe because I'm eating more eggs, more often it's showing up as an allergen? And I LOVE avocado...I have at least one a day on most days, and I try to get in more with my meals. Before the Whole30 I would occasionally make guacamole and that was the extent of my avocado consumption - maybe twice a month. Now I eat one or more daily. Again, is that something I should be suspicious of as an allergen? So...all that said, it may not even be a food allergen...but if it is, I would like to know. Should I cut out all these things at once or try them one at a time, or what do you all suggest to find out? I will post a few days of my meals...just have to go to my food log and copy them over.
  2. Emily Corbin

    Is Ener-G Egg Replacer Compliant?

    My son has severe egg allergies and we typically use the Ener-G brand as an alternative for eggs as a binder in recipes. When I am not on a Whole30, I often make Whole30 recipes using this as an egg replacer and it works wonderfully. I eat eggs all of the time, but need a good binder for recipes that the entire family enjoys (aka dinner!). Does anyone have any good ideas? I will list the ingredients of the egg replacer powder I am currently using. I honestly have no idea if it is compliant or not. Ingredients: Potato starch, tapioca flour, leavening (calcium lactate, calcium carbonate, cream of tartar), cellulose gum, modified cellulose. (Calcium lactate is NOT dairy derived. It does not contain lactose.) Thanks!
  3. Hi all, I finally got the results of my RAST testing and will begin my first Whole30 round in the morning. I've been fighting serious allergy and joint issues for quite a while, plus I have crohns disease so trying to figure out how to eat in a way that will make my body happy has been a tedious and ongoing process. Luckily according to the RAST test the only Whole30 food I definitely need to avoid is eggs. I have a level 5 reaction to whites and a level 4 to yolks. I'm very sad since I raise my own duck and chicken eggs! Other than that, I avoid seeds and some whole nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts) but can have others and can have all nut butters except peanuts. I have to be careful of too much fiber because it can cause a blockage, but as long as I'm strategic, I like most vegetables and fruits. Breakfast is where I'm clueless. I've been eating an egg sandwich (now egg, dairy and wheat intolerant) or omelet 95% of the mornings for the past 5 years. Thanks in advance!
  4. I cannot have eggs at all but this program seems to be a huge proponet of it. the meal plans consist of a lot of eggs and fritatas and hard boiled eggs. Even the emergency meals are omlettes or use mayonnaise. is there something i can mix with the salmon to make the salmon cakes? what about the wonderful ideas of making a quick chicken salad but it's mixed with mayo? Are there meal plans to help, with breakfast specifically, that do not include eggs? I am a very busy single mom that works. I especially need something quick in the mornings and to be able to eat in my car. I normally eat a plantain or sweet potato with ground beef or sausage in the mornings because i can mostly eat that in the car but i get bored with it and was looking for more ideas. I need a hearty breakfast as i exert a lot of energy at my job. I dont have the time in the mornings for something that i might have for supper (like chicken things or a steak). We also do not have leftovers from supper usually as my son eats quite a bit. i have tried to make more but it costs so much to buy that extra meat for a meal. (and sometimes my mom is here to help me as well) Thanks for the help and ideas!
  5. I am allergic to eggs. I usually have steel cut oats for breakfast but oatmeal is not allowed I believe. What are you having for breakfast when you are not having eggs?
  6. jessomesso

    Started Today, August 11!

    Hi all! I'm Jess, a 34 year old graduate student who is trying to figure out once and for all what her body needs to eat! I am starting my Whole 30 today, which is not as big of a change as it is for many as I am allergic to (and actually don't eat - there were many years i was terrible about this) gluten, dairy, eggs (yolks and whites), walnuts, amaranth, quinoa, crab, oysters, coffee, mushrooms, corn, sesame, sunflower, and oats. I also don't tolerate soy well, so don't eat a lot of that. I would like to eat really clean to heal my leaky gut once and for all, so that the skin rashes I get stop, and that maybe some of the allergies turn out not to be allergies after all! In particular, I would really like to eat eggs again. I don't have any problem eating mostly grain-free (with occasional rice) forever, so I'm not concerned about the grains, but feeling like I have to be so randomly restrictive when I eat in any space besides my own home is complicated both on a convenience level and also an emotional level. It is difficult because the only visible signs of some of these allergies (say sunflower and sesame) are a rash on the underside of my jawline, which is easy to ignore. Gluten and dairy, however, are definitely way more extreme, and affect me psychologically as well as physically. I think I'm in a pretty good place to be doing this, I live alone, so don't need to fight anyone about the meal plan, and classes don't start again until late September, so it is a relatively stress-free time to make some changes. What I'm looking for here is support - while my friends are all supportive of my choices, it's in a slightly patronizing way, and I need a community that I can talk about how I feel with in an honest way without feeling judged. Biggest concerns for me are giving up my occasional squares of Lindt 90% chocolate (sigh), the glass or two of red wine I have most nights, Daiya cheese, and honey in my tea. Let's go willpower!!! If anyone else is starting now, I'm happy to be a supporter! Jess