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  1. Hello all (: are there any gyro recipes that you've tried and liked? Thanks !
  2. Hi all! I am starting the Whole30 on Monday. Sunday I will be grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking for the week ahead. I am REALLY excited about this program because I know people who have had wonderful results! However, I live alone as a single woman. (Well, "alone," considering I have a dog, two cats, and three birds, but none of them want to do the Whole30 with me.) I've always struggled with buying food and not knowing how to store it so that I don't end up throwing some away. Do you all have any tips about how to do the program without wasting food? The fresh veggies and fruits are what scare me the most, haha. I do plan on growing my own tomatoes, sweet peppers, and some herbs this summer, so that will help I think. Any and all tips are much appreciated! Emily
  3. Food Dreams

    So I had my first food dream last night!! I started my Whole30 on Aug. 21. I've done really well...I even went out of town for the weekend on my first weekend on Whole30. I survived and did really well. It helped that my friend doing Whole30 with me was also on the trip so we could keep each other accountable. I get the daily emails and read last week about the food dreams. I don't normally dream about food, so really didn't think it would affect me. WRONG!! We had a work birthday party yesterday afternoon. I sat there while everyone around me had cake & ice cream. So last night I had a dream I was eating yellow cake with chocolate frosting for a birthday. In the dream, I didn't even think twice when the cake was presented to me...ate the whole piece in like 3 seconds!! And then afterward, I actually remembered I'm doing the Whole30 and I'm on Day 10...why would I do something so stupid!!! Anyway, I'm awake now and on Day 11...and planning to laugh about that & NOT eat any cake today or until I'm well past this journey. But I got a chuckle from my dream and realized I'm just like everyone else!! Happy Whole30 to everyone on the journey!!! =)
  4. Chapul Bars

    So I read the article on Chapul on the main page and find the whole idea of bug-based protein really fascinating. They're working on designing a Whole 30-friendly bar, but I'm wondering if they've already got one (because if this is compliant, I'm dying to try it). What say you? The ingredient list on this flavor of bar seems acceptable -
  5. I'm starting today. I just got back from vacation, and I ate enough junk/fake food. It's time. Now I just need some more accountability. Does anyone want to be my accountability partner?
  6. Hospital stay?

    I just began Whole 30 yesterday and I'm pretty optimistic, though I have spent most of these last two days with MAJOR sugar cravings. I know I have a serious sugar addiction, and so one of my goals for this month is to get that in check. Another is to try to get my symptoms of PCOS and chronic pain under control as well. And of course, I'd love to lose weight. In the middle of my 30 -- like, exactly in the middle! -- I am having back surgery to remove part of a herniated disc. I will be in the hospital overnight. I'm a little stressy about how I'm going to eat at the hospital (2-3 meals are most likely during my stay) without just leaving half the food on the tray (and likely going hungry! lol) And I can't control the foods I get beyond perhaps choosing from a couple options on a menu and they are probably alllllllllll processed and I bet most have noncompliant ingredients in them. I'm worried that halfway into it this is going to happen and I'm going to have problems. Can anyone shed light on what a day of hospital meals will mean? Does it undermine the whole process? I'm bummed out thinking that halfway into my 30 days, I'm going to "mess up." I know that no matter what, it'll be a healthier diet than anything I've ever eaten and it's actually teaching me how to cook because I don't have a choice now! ha... But the idea of the thing is to make it 30 days so you can see what your body feels like without all the crap and see if you have any sensitivities when you reintro... and I am really just going to be going 2 weeks (twice). I'm a little bummed thinking that I might have to just restart the clock after surgery and do 30 days then, because I REALLY miss chocolate, lol.
  7. Can I have these foods/ spices

    I have read through some of these forums gone through the list of dos and donts and found a web site that is supposidly whole30 approved called So I choose some meals I like and it gives me a list of what food to buy at the store and there are some items I am just not sure about. In general all spices. Didnt see anything in there about spices. As for the detailed list as this should be the last time I ask any of this so any yes answer or not but do it this way answers would be very helpful. coconut flower (which i didnt think was approved) Mayo cinnanom Powders (garlic, onion, ginger ect.) Thanks for taking the time to help me out -P
  8. Hello Whole30ers! I'm happily on day 34 - completing the whole 30 with varied recipes, delicious food, etc. etc. I was a happy girl! Now that its over, I'm surprised to find that I'm not 'craving' anything major - I don't have cravings for pizza or pad thai, in fact, I've loved what I've been eating the past few weeks - my problem is that I feel I've hit a food rut. I've scoured all the websites I could find with easy recipes, I've read the Whole30 book and recipes in that - i think i'm just tired of the whole30 staples. Does anyone have advice, or has been through this before? I want to keep going for sure- I'm incredibly happy with my results on and off the scale - i'm just tired of the food! All my thanks. lindsey
  9. Hey there, I've had a look around but can't seem to find much info on here about the shelf life for prepared meals. I'm wanting to make meals at the beginning of the week, with meat veg etc and have them ready to go for Monday - Friday, but I'm concerned as to how long the cooked meat will stay good for. Does anyone have any advice, tips or info? Cheers!
  10. I have followed the program exclusively. The cooking and dishes have been overwhelming, but I enjoyed the real food...until day 19-20. I hit the "I don't want to cook or eat anything" wall. I fought through by making a veggie/fruit smoothie so that I wouldn't be starving in the morning. I then went swimming and swam the best I have in months. Although, smoothies are not encouraged, they saved me from sabotaging my efforts. Day 21 today and I feel back on track.
  11. I'm in the first round can't remember how many days. Maybe 7-8 I have literally no appetite. Like none. I didnt eat breakfast this morning and had a small bowl of soup for lunch. Yesterday I had chicken for lunch and ate some nuts for dinner And that's all. I don't feel like eating anything more. I have eaten significantly less food on this than what I normally eat. I don't have an amazing budget actually a very small budget and whole food store are 50+ miles away. Do any of you have suggestions on what to do? I know I am getting headaches from eating so little. But I feel like my willpower isn't there. I haven't experienced any of the symptoms in the book. No nap or tiger or kill things or cravings. Just no appetite.
  12. Not Hungry! Day 15...

    Hey everyone! I'm on Day 15, been pretty strict, but last week I haven't had an appetite. I am struggling to force myself to eat more than two meals a day. Sometimes it is only one meal, and two small snacks. I work a desk job, try to work out daily, and get around 8,000 steps. (I don't have a car, I walk/take bus). Any suggestions? Is this just food boredom? I want to keep going but my energy level is so low, and I think it's tied.
  13. Snacks

    I just started my whole30 Journey today got the cookbook (latest edition). I just want to know what all I can have as a snack between Lunch and dinner ? any help would be appreciated.
  14. Hello All, First off I apologize if this has already been posted, or I'm in the wrong section of the forums.. I wasn't able to find what I was looking for. So my question/predicament is what do you do with the gifts you receive from friends and family when you receive unhealthy candy, crackers, processed food, etc.? I've considered just tossing all the candy and junk food in the trash, but then I felt guilty since I know some of the items were not cheap and hard to find. I've also considered putting it in the break room at work, or giving it to different family/friends, but then I thought I'm doing a disservice to them and their health by offering them these same sweets. What do YOU do when you receive non-whole 30/paleo treats as gifts for special occasions?
  15. Day 30!! :) Suggestions!

    Today is day 30th for me! I am really happy to have done this. I didn't really have a hard time, especially because I really was worried about my health, I also didn't mess up at all. Chicken was my best friend throughout this journey. Before I started I was at 235lbs, and that was after dropping about 28-29 pounds 2 months before(263). I stepped on that scale today and I am down to 218, which is almost where I wanna be(205). My chest and abdominal pains have decreased by probably 65% and I feel and look better than I have been for years. The best part of this is that it's become a lifestyle more than a diet, I do still crave a lot of things I can't have, but I no longer get upset about it, and I get excited for the food I can have. I want to continue until December 23rd and then give it up. Is that allowed in this program? I will start my second Whole 30 on January 1st. Any amazing meals you guys recommend for the rest of the days I want to do?
  16. RX Bars

    Hi, I read on the website that all RX Bars are compliant, and it seemed to be an old post. Obviously Peanut Butter is out, but what about the chocolate ones? There is mint chocolate, coffee chocolate, etc. What's the deal?
  17. Hi all, I'm on Day 8, almost Day 9, of Whole 30. So far it's been great, minus one problem: my mouth gets irritated. I think it's because I am eating relatively little starch type foods and a lot of acidic foods. Has anyone else had this problem? I started eating more potatoes, white and sweet, to balance it out. Amy
  18. Hello W30 pals. I have a question for you all. I'ce read through some other people's meal plans and it seems like I'm eating a comparable amount, but I have been feeling bloated after eating for the past few days. I have transitioned out of snacking habits, so my meals are a little larger than they used to be. I also read in the timeline that days 8/9 can be higher bloat days. Anyway, here are two sample meals. I'd love some feedback! Meal one: Two small-sized hamburgers (about a palm size together), one medium tomato, 1/2 avocado, 1 cup roasted brussel sprouts. Meal two: 1 cup ground pork/diced apple, half grapefruit, two beets, one egg. Thanks everyone!!!
  19. Wake Up Panicky

    I'm on my third day of Whole30 and I've been waking up at around 7am every day (when I would like to sleep until around 9) and feeling panicky as if I need to eat right away. Is it normal to eat minutes within waking up? How can I program my body to wake up relaxed in the morning, take my time, drink my coffee, and enjoy my breakfast rather than eating it fast and not necessarily enjoying it?
  20. Tahini or Substitute?

    Is tahini a Whole 30 approved ingredient? If it isn't, does anyone have ideas for a suitable replacement? I was really hoping to use up an eggplant by making Babaganoush but it calls for 2 tbs. tahini.
  21. Meatza

    I am about to make a beautiful meatza. What's your favourite meatza crust and topping combo?
  22. Hey everyone. I've been doing the whole30 for 28 days, but this is my first time joining in the forum. I've had the most problems with finding alternatives to Almonds (milk, flour, bars, butter, etc.)! I am allergic to Almonds, and it was this reason that I looked to the whole30: my allergy appeared out of nowhere last June and sent me to the hospital; since then it's been no almonds for me, which has been very difficult since I used to be in the gym a lot and Almond-coconut milk was my go-to (and most available) for blending and recovery. In the w30, I've noticed there is a lot of Almond substituted in, and not having that available has not only been mentally frustrating, it's been distracting me from feeling accomplished, or like the resources I've got available to me are not the WHOLE set that are available for others, and that has been very discouraging. So I want to know, does anyone else suffer from specifically ALMOND ALLERGIES, and what have you done to get around it, or how has it been for you?
  23. arrowroot?

    hi! I found a recipe and have all but finished making it when i realized i've been using arrowroot flour/starch instead of arrowroot powder..... do i have to scratch my whole meal??? It was simply used to coat the outside of my chicken before putting it into whole30-approved sauce please help!! i already snuck a few bites (((
  24. Fruits and nuts

    Hello there, I have a question about the program rules. I know that fruits, dried fruits, nuts and seeds are allowed to eat. Is it a problem if I have some fruits (1 or 2 depending on the size, I mean like either an apple or 2 small clementines for example) and approximately a handful of nuts, (occasionally) dried fruits with my 3 meals per day? For instance I have omelette for breakfast with a lot of veggies AND a fruit and some nut, then again lot of veggies and protein for lunch and dinner, side of a fruit and nuts. (For pictures of the foods find me on Instagram: ) Is that okay, or should I cut down on these things and stick to the meat and veggie version? As for me I don't think these are snacks since I eat them only with my meals, but I don't eat them together. I mean it would be awkward for me to eat broccoli with apples. I usually don't have snacks between the meals, only in those cases when I do exercises and it's not time yet to eat lunch or dinner, then I have a post workout meal, but otherwise no snacking. So what do you think? Is it okay?
  25. Hey everybody! Today my fiance and I started our first ever whole30 (well, technically we started yesterday, but accidentally ate peanuts, so we are starting over today). I bought the book about 4 months ago and wanted to start after the holidays. A few years ago, I went from 200 to 140 lbs pretty quickly with healthy eating and exercise, but in the last couple of years, it has all come back. I am back to my original weight and looking to lose that, but also to ditch the unhealthy habits that have lead me here! I really have been putting so much garbage into my body, I'm so excited to give it this much needed reset! I will be logging here daily and checking in for advice and support! I'm so excited for this journey!