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  1. After having my first successful run with Whole30 in January, I have encouraged my family to try it with me starting the day after Mother's Day! DH is finally onboard and ready to commit. DS is willing to give it a go, but a little scared, especially the thought of having to commit to 30 days (he did a 7 day sugar/gluten cleanse when I started my W30 in Jan). My main reason for pursuing this with my family is to alleviate some symptoms I've noticed in my son's health (low energy, weight gain, moodiness, mild gluten allergy, dairy intolerance, not hungry in the a.m., adult-sized appetite). Aside from the usual advice about reading the Whole9 literature about Kids doing the program, I would love some general tips and tricks from those of you that have had success with Kids' Whole30 or are in the process right now. Is there a mantra that helped you guide your kids through the program? A kid-friendly recipe website you couldn't live without? Did you modify the program at all for your kids? How did you explain the program to your kids to motivate and educate them? How did you manage slip ups? Any other words of wisdom to help with a 9 year old? Any advice you can offer is greatly appreciated!!
  2. SO I know it is bad, but I kind of forget about Easter dinner. Ha! My mom loves making huge amounts of delicious food (could feed a small army for an evening with 10 people) I offered to make a pot roast (with potatoes, celery, carrots) and some green beans with compliant bacon. She said she would also have some fresh fruit for me to enjoy. Do you guys have plans?
  3. My husband & I have decided to start the Whole 30, mainly for healthy Lifestyle changes. I also battle Immunodeficiency, Autoimmune & a rare disorder called Mastocytosis. I truly believe this dietary change may help more, than some of the handful of rx pills & injections I take daily. (Yes, I will still take my doc ordered meds.) My children also suffer from autoimmune conditions as well. Should the whole family try the Whole 30 as well? 10 yr old & 4 yr old. Thanks for any advice!
  4. Laughoutloud

    Made it!

    I made it through day 3 when my family was having pizza and chips and ice cream and soda. So far it was the toughest day. My cravings really aren't bad. I've completely cut coffee out, and I've had a headache for most of the time. I'm doing well!
  5. We, the poppa, the momma, the 2 and 5 and newborn-year-old, are planning on starting this October 1st, 2015. As I am due with our third child any day now (end of July) and then are starting our first serious year homeschooling in September, I think October seems the right time. Though, depending on sanity level and my ability to plan, we may start in September. But. PUMPKIN SPICE! I am all about pumpkin spice. Like people who crave Christmas, I crave autumanl drinks and all the glory of the pumpkiny love. Hope please?
  6. This is my second whole 30. I feel like meal planning is a breeze and I'm happy to be eating healthy, tasty foods again. I decided to eat some holiday treats and while they tasted good, I did notice that they made me feel really awful. I think I'm going to try and stay on a paleo diet indefinitely instead of thinking that I can have cheese or bread next month. The major roadblock that I've had this time is the drinking. Somehow there are a lot of events going on in my life this month that all seem to revolve around drinking. Family visits, birthday parties, random friends wanting to get cocktails. I feel like such a debbie downer to be the ONE person who's not drinking. I guess I know how to handle it and just say no, but it's hard, and somehow it's been happening multiple times a week! (spillover festivities from the holidays, I think). It makes me depressed, like being healthy means that I can't partake in social activities that seem to be normal for everyone else. Advice? Words of encouragement? Anything?
  7. I've had incredible success with my Whole30 - no more ineffective allergy medications! I'm going home to visit the family for the first time since rolling off my Whole30, and I admit, I'm dreading it, and not just due to the normal family stressors! Mom likes to make me homemade ziti as a bribe, to get me to come home more often (because, frankly, I've always loved it). Dad helpfully offers me whole wheat or seeded bagels, because they're "healthier." My sister and her kids want to go out for ice cream and treats, since my visiting is such an occasion. At least one dinner is typically pizza ... but we get salad with it! We swear! Breakfasts are bagels, or toaster/frozen waffles, or English muffins. There will be, quite honestly, nothing in their house that I can eat in safety. While I can make my own food (hell, I can bring my own food, since my parents do not recognize the difference between factory farmed meats and non), I hate being That Girl who is the one alone, who has to eat different meals. Even though I have told them about my new need for no allergy meds, but they remain skeptical. "Why do this, when you can just get allergy shots? You could always eat these foods before, why can't you eat them now?" I want to be a good example for them, to show them what focusing on real foods can do without drugs, but I want to make it easier for me too. My parents are both pre-diabetic (along with hypertension, arthritis and other health issues) now and are being their usual selves and "following doctor's orders" - whole grains! lots of whole grains!. My niece is AD(H)D and I really think that diet is a cause, and taking meds was gotten to too quickly. How do people deal with relatives who love you, who are totally entrenched in modern pharmacology and the standard American diet counseling? How do you handle situations like this where you don't have the freedom to handle your own food, without making EVERYONE uncomfortable?
  8. Hi, I am one month away from turning 39 and feeling horrible! For the past 2 1/2 years I have been on a downward spiral of eating poorly. When mama eats poorly, so do her children! In my household we have: my husband (overweight), me (overweight), 16 year old son, 13 year old daughter, and 10 year old son. Believe it or not, prior to this past 2 1/2 years our family ate very healthy, and I was able to get rid of stomach issues as well as headaches and allergies. My daughter's allergies are back, as well as her headaches; my headaches are horrible, and I feel nauseous most mornings; my older son (16) is working out and gaining muscle, but he is not eating well at all....mostly carbs! So, I took the plunge to guide us back to a healthy lifestyle...We started May 12, 2014. Here are some issues right now: 16 yr old feels week while working out at gym...should I add more protein???? He is used to mostly a refined carb and protein diet since he started working out. He could lose some body fat, he is not able to though...I think it was the carb intake. 13 year old is super active, almost no body fat and a lot of muscle. She tumbles, cheers, plays soccer. She does not like meat or eggs very much...she is getting lightheaded. What should I add? She's eating fruits, veggies, cashews, almond butter...a lot of these foods! I have a problem getting meat into her...she gags! I am tired!!!!! But I know this is like a withdrawal effect. I am excited...but worried about the kids energy needs! I haven't started my 10 yr old yet....well I have incorporated more fresh fruits. There are no more processed anything ( I hate the stuff anyway). But I have not taken the bread and rice and pasta away yet....Not sure how to handle this. He is allergic to I am thinking duck eggs will work for him. My husband is away this week for work. Thank god! Or I may bite his head off....I am very moody right now! He has not started....having trouble with motivating him. The GREAT aspects: We have been planning every meal together (for the past 3 We have been talking about the foods as we pack lunches for the next day. The 10 year old is a part of it and is asking more questions about the foods he eats. We are all in this together!!! I am happy to get back to what I enjoy and believe in....clean eating!
  9. My aunt is 77, and has had severe RA for almost 50 years. She's had several joints replaced (more than once!) and takes Remicade infusions. She also has a lot of trouble with allergies, sinus infections, and eczema. I have talked to her several times about Paleo (and plied her with books) , but she's often depressed and her attitude is "I'll just be this way until I die." Her diet has a lot of grains (toast, sandwiches). It is hard for her because she can do very little food prep with the condition of her hands. So, I'm planning on doing another W30 in Jan, and am considering planning/cooking all her meals for her for the month. She only lives about 8 miles away, but still, I'll need to plan things that she can heat/fix very easily and will keep for 2-3 days. That will be hard enough, but in researching I see that nightshades, eggs, and lots of other things are recommended to be cut for RA. I'm hoping for some ideas out there about: 1)foods that will work for "delivery," and 2)What might be a good balance between eliminating foods so that she gets some immediate benefit and more motivation, with not making is so strict that she gives up at the beginning. Also words of wisdom to convince her to even try! Thanks.