Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'food freedom'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Start Here
    • Read This First
    • Announcements
    • Resources
    • Join the Whole30
  • The Whole30 Program
    • Can I have ___?
    • Food, Drink and Condiments
    • Whole30 Meal Planning
    • Cooking
    • Travel and Dining Out
    • Sourcing Good Food
    • Whole30 for athletes
    • Whole30 with medical conditions
    • Whole30 while pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Whole30 for kids
    • Whole30 for vegetarians
    • Ladies Only
    • Supplements
    • Troubleshooting your Whole30
  • Life After Your Whole30
    • Whole30 Reintroduction
    • Off track/Staying on track
    • Friends and family
  • Community
    • Your Whole30 Log
    • Your Post-Whole30 Log
    • Recipe Sharing
    • Success Stories
    • Forum Feedback

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Found 7 results

  1. if i’m craving something, to any varying degree, would it be wise to “give in”? i know i’m allowed to eat whatever i want because i’m an adult but when those cravings come and i just want to make some homemade cookies with my husband on a tuesday night, is this a recipe for disaster? or is this just an opportunity to practice food freedom and ask myself if making those cookies will be worth it and if it will do more harm than good (physically and mentally)? (grated, making homemade cookies is tough because you have a whole bath right in front of you). i guess after reading everything melissa has to say about it, “cravings” = sugar dragon, which means i should ignore it/starve it. so no homemade cookies when I’m craving it? i guess i feel like i'm doing something wrong if i'm "craving" something in particular and going out of my way to get my hands on it. hopefully that makes sense! thanks in advance!
  2. Hello, I am needing some real, true advice!!! I started the W30 journey thinking I would never make it, lol, but I did and did it well actually!! I have always had stomach pains and wanted to source the cause, but now that my 30 days is up, I feel amazing and energetic with no foods giving me that instant ache! I truly don't want to transition as I'm afraid and now it has been 37 days and I am afraid to reintroduce any off plan foods as I don't want to be sick, bloat, feel like garbage, etc. I know it's advised to bring back these foods, but I'm just so mentally afraid. What can I do to get over this hump!!? And what is now becoming another concern is that even though I'm "off" or passed the w30, I find I am overeating at night on healthy "on plan" foods. Like Lara bars nuts coconut shreds and dates. Tons of dates. I know I cant be trusted it seems, but I don't know If I'm internally saying it's okay because i still feel good and amazing the next day!? Plus it's better than the alternatives of dark chocolate and other snacks items. I know I'm battling a few different issues, but what can I do as I feel I'm loosing control on what is and was such a good program for me?? Totally lost and afraid now! Thanks for all the advice!
  3. Hello, I am needing some real, true advice!!! I started the W30 journey thinking I would never make it, lol, but I did and did it well actually!! I have always had stomach pains and wanted to source the cause, but now that my 30 days is up, I feel amazing and energetic with no foods giving me that instant ache! I truly don't want to transition as I'm afraid and now it has been 37 days and I am afraid to reintroduce any off plan foods as I don't want to be sick, bloat, feel like garbage, etc. I know it's advised to bring back these foods, but I'm just so mentally afraid. What can I do to get over this hump!!? And what is now becoming another concern is that even though I'm "off" or passed the w30, I find I am overeating at night on healthy "on plan" foods. Like Lara bars nuts coconut shreds and dates. Tons of dates. I know I cant be trusted it seems, but I don't know If I'm internally saying it's okay because i still feel good and amazing the next day!? Plus it's better than the alternatives of dark chocolate and other snacks items. I know I'm battling a few different issues, but what can I do as I feel I'm loosing control on what is and was such a good program for me?? Totally lost and afraid now! Thanks for all the advice!
  4. Dear peoplewhohavefoodfreedom, I'm on Whole30 #3 (currently Day 10), which I started primarily to kill my Sugar Dragon (and bloating - woof) and I'd like to hear some real life Sugar Dragon slaying stories. Do the cravings ever actually go away? I understand needing to be prepared with the internal "Is it worth it?" conversation once I am done with my reset, but ideally I just want to NOT want it. Every afternoon at work and after most meals, I find myself craving some sort of sweet (and mostly the kind that are totally NOT worth it). Does that feeling ever go away? I'm totally cool if, post-reset, I have that conversation about a donut from my childhood hometown. But I would really like to NOT have that conversation while white-knuckling it in my desk chair about a stupid mini Butterfinger my co-worker has on their desk. For some background, I don't generally eat a lot of processed sugar outside of my reset, so I don't THINK this is an adjustment thing. Unless it's related to carbs, which I love. Hah. I just want to make sure I am setting realistic expectations with myself so I don't end up feeling like a failure post-reset. Thanks, Whole30 family!
  5. I am starting my reintro on Friday after a successful Whole45. I was planning on a Whole60 but I am going on a trip to Mexico and would not have any time for a reintro phase. I am trying to tailor my reintro to the things I know I will be having on my trip, non gluten grains, legumes, alcohol, and dairy mainly. I am very worried about losing all the progress I've made while on vacation. You know what they say about good intentions. I would welcome any tips from those of you who have gone on vacation and managed to come home feeling like you successfully practiced food freedom. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi friends! I just finished my 2nd whole30... Lots of NSV but the scale was not as victorious at the first round. that's okay, I'm focusing on the positive and trying to be kind to myself. My question is does saying NO to those trigger foods or disruptive foods get easier??! I know dairy does not sit with me. Gluten is meh... No horrible effects, mostly lethargic feelings. But somehow I was eating them daily between my two rounds (6 months between whole30s). I want to be more mindful but it is hard to turn down foods I love... The fresh baked bread from my favorite Italian place, the ice cream during the summer, family recipes. Some things I do without no problem. Then there are days where I'll eat crap food even though I know I'll be paying for it. I'm heading out of town next week for a bachelorette party. I will drink wine and be a little lax but I don't want to over do it. I want to enjoy cake but not go overboard. How do you all find the strength to make your food choices second nature? How did you find food freedom to enjoy what you want and be done with it, no guilt, no binges?
  7. Hi all! Started my Whole30 yesterday after a few months of trying to find 30 days to be able to complete it. I'm really excited! Would love to connect with anyone who's also a newbie (or not) and wants support along the way. Also started a new work out routine, so I guess the New Year's Resolutions I made in Sydney are coming true... in July? haha Is anyone else tired of having to explain you're not (necessarily) doing this to lose weight or as part of a fad diet? Craving CARBS so hard right now. Good luck to everyone!