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  1. Hi! I’m on day 3 and I have Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I’ve been noticing that I’m not feeling any different. I can’t tell if the headaches are extended from what I normally have or if they’re caused by sugar withdrawal. I also am noticing that I haven’t been cranky at all and though I’m having a huge craving for a strawberry mango smoothie, I’m not wanting all the junk I’m usually eating. So here’s my question, will my auto immune disease affect my results in a positive matter? Because I’m feeling like this is beginning easier than anticipated, I’m afraid for the storm that will be coming soon.
  2. I'm coming to the end of Whole30. Overall, I feel lighter and I know I'm slimmed down by the way my clothes are feeling. Unfortunately, I'm still very bloated, which was one of the main issues I was targeting with this program. I've always been active and ate pretty clean. But, I have Hashimotos and these past few years I've been feeling worse and have put on some weight. My bloating has also gotten pretty bad. So, I was hoping to see some positive changes related to that with the Whole30. Do most people with bloating issues see success in these first 30 days? And during my reintroduction period, what other symptoms should I look for besides bloating and gas? I don't really have issues with headaches or ache. Thank you!
  3. dizilizi

    Starting tomorrow!! Jan 7

    I'm starting my 3rd or 4th Whole30 tomorrow. I'm super excited because I need to help my body recover from an Epstein-Barr Virus reactivation, and I am not eating like I should for Hashimotos. Hashi's has taken over my life, I'm gaining weight, I'm exhausted, and because EBV has reactivated, I can't exercise without getting sick. I teach 6th grade. I need to exercise so I can handle the stress in a more healthy way, but even a mile walk wears me out and I have to sleep. Too many miles in a week or one day lifting and I'm in bed for two days. I'm a runner who can't run right now, I've run several half marathons, lots of 5ks, and used to run 12-15 miles/week, so this is really frustrating for me. I am looking forward to helping my body heal, to good sleep, even the crazy food dreams, more energy, and labs that say the virus is dormant once again (I know that may take a little longer). I'm a member of Hogwarts Running Club (yes, it's a real thing, and yes I'm a total nerd). It's a virtual running club and there are several of us who are doing a Whole30 this month. It's a great support system within the Gryffindor common room as we share recipes and encourage each other. At work, I have one coworker who has Hashi's as well and while she isn't eating Whole30, she has started eating a modified paleo diet under the care of her doctor. My family is totally supportive. They have actually been asking when I would be starting because they know we eat better when I'm doing a Whole30. That's probably TMI, but I'm ready and excited. Here we go!! liz
  4. Hi! I was wondering how people who have either eliminated their Hashi's symtpoms, or been able to reduce their synthroid dosage, were able to know that they should reduce/eliminate synthroid? Sorry if I missed a post on this already, I couldn't find one in the forum though. The reason I ask is that my doctor has directed me to continue taking my synthroid while doing my Whole30 (I'm doing it for 90 days this time though - after a by-the-book round of Whole30 earlier this year, my TSH levels doubled, so I felt like this time needed to be longer). I agree with my doctor that it makes sense for me to continue taking my synthroid. I personally get very tired, moody, and at times depressed when my T3/T4 levels are low; it would be way more difficult to stick with an eating regime if I'm super emotional and fatigued. However, I'm wondering HOW they'll be able to test if my thyroid is functioning properly, IF 90 days of Whole30 eating helps to heal my immune system enough? My doctor has made it clear that she will NOT recommend reducing or eliminating my dosage of synthroid without lab work to back it up (she's pretty skeptical of the Whole30 to help heal Hashimoto's. Actually, she doesn't even believe that there's any reason to diagnose Hashi's, as opposed to hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's after going to see a naturopath, who ordered blood work for the antibodies. My doctor does not believe in "holistic" methods, and won't work with the naturopath ). Have others seen their TSH levels drop right off? I'm on quite a low dosage of synthroid as it is (75mg/day) so I'm worried that my TSH levels won't lower enough to warrant a dosage decrease, even if my Thyroid starts functioning better. Have some possibly seen symptoms of hyperthyroidism that prompted a dosage change? Or, do most people just go off of it entirely and see what happens? I'm pretty reluctant to try this myself, as I feel so terrible when my levels aren't right. One of my secret wishes is that I'll be able to live a medication free life. Trying not to get my hopes up, but I have to admit that I want it desperately. Being 24 and told you need to take daily pills for the rest of your life, and there's nothing you can do about it, SUCKS
  5. PhysicsHippie

    Round 4 starting 1-2-17

    Hey ya'll! I just wanted to post about my fourth Whole30 starting January 2, 2017!!!! I did the first three rounds of Whole30 earlier in the year, around summer-time, pretty much concurrently. I had a couple days in between (had a glass of wine, not going to lie) and went back to eating healthy. I lost about 30 pounds, saw a large improvement in my athletic performance, and saw many changes in my overall attitude towards life and food. Looking back, I don't think I was quite ready to go off of the Whole30 rules since I still didn't quite understand my relationship with food. This time, I'd like to take more time to focus on that aspect. When life started getting a little more chaotic and I thought I had my eating habits under control (I'm a binge eater, especially under stress), I started deviating more and more from healthier eating habits. I would eat really well for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner... and then I'd start snacking later at night. I didn't do as horribly during Christmas as I usually do, but I want to get myself back on track in 2017! I'm trying to make my goals not about losing weight... it's really difficult. I want to feel healthier, have more energy (my hypothyroid has really been flaring up with all of the unhealthy eating), eat healthier when I'm on the road for work, and I'm hoping to inspire my boyfriend to eat healthier as well. He's been having a lot of trouble with his weight lately (now that his metabolism is slowing down), and he has expressed wanting to lose the weight and be healthier again. I want to inspire him and help him change his habits. I think it will be better for the both of us to do this as a team, but I know he's not ready to commit to something as drastic as a Whole30 quite yet. At least I know from last time that he LOVES the food! I'm nervous that I will be out of town for work, working 12+ hour days, for two weeks in January. I'm starting to set up a plan and figure out how to get the healthy snacks I need for that time. Luckily, the work is in Florida (I'm from Wisconsin), so I'm hoping there will be plenty of fresh fruit, veggies, and fish! I ordered the new Whole30 cookbook and Melissa's new book on Amazon yesterday and I'm super excited to try some tasty new meals!
  6. I am on day 25 of my first round and I am still struggling with constantly feeling hungry. Background on me: I am 2.5 months post partum for my second baby. With both pregnancies I had gestational diabetes, but it cleared up immediately after delivery. With this pregnancy I was diagnosed with hashimotos (hypothyroidism) and I am on a low dose of medication for it now. I wanted to do the Whole 30 to kick my dessert addiction, get energy and hopefully loose some inches So far, I have the energy, but that's all. My pants still fit the same and I still want sweets. My real struggle is I hardly ever feel satisfied after a meal- I am constantly hungry and because I am nursing I don't want to not snack. I have been eating things like olives, hb egges, guacamole with veggies or apples with almond butter for my snacks. Here is my question- how do I know that I am hungry vs just wanting to eat? I have been checking myself with "would you eat a cucumber/carrots/chicken dinner right now?" And almost always the answer is yes. I only don't want to eat when i'm uncomfortably full- is nursing really driving that or could it be an auto immune thing? I'm a little perplexed on why I don't see results - I for sure thing that I am eating enough (sweet potatoes with two meals usually) I have also recently picked up more physical activity (running & light weights)- I crossfitted through my pregnancy, so I have
  7. Hey there! I'm starting my first Whole30 March 30th. I have Hashimoto's and have eaten a paleo diet before, but I've strayed from it since I stopped dancing ballet professionally and became a little "freer" with my life. I don't eat gluten still and avoid sugar, but I am looking forward to the positive changes that will come with this challenge. For me my goals are to get control over some not so great eating habits and cravings--mainly sweets (paleo mug cakes, chia puddings, still healthy but in moderation) and snacking in the evening. This is more about the emotional journey than anything else--not looking to food for support or as a "reward" of sorts. Wish me luck!
  8. I've been trying to decide if I want to do AIP now, or wait until January, I'm better doing whole30, but not great and not really weight loss. If it takes 90 days before reintroduction, that would take up my birthday and Christmas. Keeping whole30 compliant when eating out, etc, isn't always easy so I'm thinking it might be easier to wait til January?
  9. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, an autoimmune strand of hypothyroidism, over 7 years ago as a teenager, and have also been struggling with IBS for the past two-ish years. I start my first Whole30 in a couple days, and am excited to follow the program! Some of the research I have done on my conditions, and various doctors have mentioned that sometimes greens like broccoli, spinach and kale, and seed-based oils can impair thyroid function and/or absorption of thyroid medication. And, yummy as I find them, these types of items has caused GI issues for me in the past. However, I noticed that the greens aren't restricted on the auto-immune guidelines in the book, or the IBS/IBD section (if they're cooked). I know that you can find every side of an opinion on the internet, so started to feel myself second guessing some of the original research I found that says to avoid these foods. I'm also taking into account the fact that GI issue often do tend to get worse before they get better. Looking for others who may have the same or similar conditions, and what their experiences were with foods they avoided and left in for their Whole30's. Thank you in advance for your input!
  10. Hello everyone! I am going to begin my Whole30 journey tomorrow. I should follow the Autoimmune Protocol, but I am going to ease into it (AIP next go-around). I have Premature Ovarian Failure, Hashimoto's Disease, and Psoriasis. I have recently gone through two episodes of Pericarditis and have been recently diagnosed with Lymphocytic Colitis. The reason for my post is because I am hopeful that the LC is a misdiagnosis, and would like your thoughts. Also, i need advice for my journey around fruits and veggies. For three years I have eaten no corn, soy, dairy, gluten or preservatives. I also ate few grains (cooked rice was about it). I lost about 80 pounds and felt pretty good. However, my weight loss was stagnant and I knew I could feel better. So, I decided to go VEGAN! I was never much of a veggie eater before, so I thought it would be tough. I ate ONLY beans, nuts, seeds, veggies and fruits for 1 month. I felt fantastic! I lost 15 pounds and felt like I could maintain it forever. In week 5 I got VERY sick. Diarrhea 7x a day. My doctor told me I needed to eat rice and chicken to get better. I did get better, but anytime I ate something healthy (a carrot, an apple) I would get sick again. So, I began eating mainly meats and starches (rice bread, rice cereals, flax seed brownies, etc). I have gained 35 pounds since May! It seems as if I cannot "bind" without some sort of starch. When they diagnosed me with Lymphocytic Colitis, they said that white blood cells were coating my intestines and colon. What I am wondering is...could it be that I caused some damage when I overloaded my system with fiber, and my body is trying to heal? Also, since I am sensitive to fruits and veggies, I was hoping to find suggestions for my W30 journey to ensure I get enough good nutrients and fiber. Any help, support or encouragement you could offer would mean the world to me. Annie