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  1. I am on day 17 of the Whole30 and I accidentally had a small probiotic pill with fructose and dectrose!! Do I have to begin all over again?!! I am intending to do this for 40 days, anyway, but still. I can't believe that happened. I should have spit it out but didn't realize until it was too late. This is awful; I was trying to be so scrupulous.
  2. I'm on Day 20 and feeling a little frustrated -- I have been eating following template (mostly -- I'm sure I'm not exactly perfect with the amount of fat and/or vegetables at every meal) but reading labels and not having any "off plan" food -- even while celebrating not one, but TWO Thanksgivings. I am not exactly hungry between meals (which I think is a good sign that I am eating the right amounts of food) but I do find myself craving sweets and I still want off plan food like cheese and bread. Does this feeling ever go away?? When I read "It Starts With Food" they talked about food freedom and it sounded absolutely wonderful! I have struggled with my weight and mindless eating my entire life - so finding a program that talked about this freedom seemed like the perfect thing for me. I am just worried that even after 30 days, I am still going to be a captive of my cravings and bad habits that I had prior to the program. I guess my main question is when did everyone get that sense of control during their Whole 30? Did you experience it? I know that everyone's timeline is different but I am worried that I am going through this program and not going to reap the main benefit that I was hoping for. I know I could always expand the program to 60 or 90 days, but I would still be nervous to restrict SO much for that long without the knowledge that it would be beneficial. I also am feeling quite run down and maybe a little emotional today, so this could be where all of this is coming from... I guess I just need reassurance that this is worth it...
  3. I was reading the W30 blog post on Oct 7, which led me to the Well Fed website. Browsing thorough it, I found a recipe for "Fried Apples" - which is labeled as Whole30 Compliant. The ingredients are W30 cool, but I just want to check and see if y'all think this recipe stays within the spirit of W30. I thought this may be a way to slip some fruit into my husband's diet (who is joining me on this great quest and not a fan of fresh fruit), thoughts?????
  4. To start here's my background...I'm 26, female, 5'6" and 98 pounds (have been that weight since high of those people who can "eat whatever they want and never gain weight!"....and have always been underweight, since I was a newborn). I started a whole30 to try to get my sugar cravings under control, see if it would help my acne which is terrible, help my bloating and gas issues, and see if it would help my energy which is constantly slumping. I haven't seen differences in the acne or the energy at all and I'm on day 24. I think a lot of the acne issues are hormonal - it wasn't a problem when I was on birth control, but then I had insurance issues and had to stop taking it a year ago, and a few months later it was like I had the face of a teenager..and hasn't changed. I have had bloating and gas issues for as long as I can remember - I remember being embarrassed daily from as young as kindergarten from how much I passed gas, but I never knew how to talk to anyone about it so I didn't... Energy has been an issue for me for my entire life, trouble falling asleep, getting out of bed, and staying awake during the day. I will say I haven't had any "3 oclock slumps" (for me a 9pm slump, because I work 3p-11p) but outside of that? Nothing really positive to say. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I ate pretty much nothing but junk food, sugar, soda (which made up at least half my calories, I'd guess), pasta, and the occasional chicken thrown in - not opposed to meat, just didn't want to cook it. I never went through a sugar withdrawal phase, which I thought was really weird, because I tried to go paleo in college and got super sick around day 5 with the low-carb flu.... I am also under a fair amount of stress - I am a supervisor for a psychiatric crisis unit, which frequently involves getting yelled at by patients or their families, and the occasional running after patients to stop them from doing things to hurt themselves/others. I also have a decent amount of financial difficulties from trying to pay $1000/month in student loans on a salary that isn't meant for that. I don't know if maybe it's the kind of situation where diet won't help anything, but I'm really surprised that such a drastic change in diet hasn't really made changes. Here's what I ate today so you can see what a typical day looks like: Meal 1: 1.5 palm-sized portion ground beef, half a spaghetti squash, 1 zucchini "spiralized", 3 tbsp ghee, spices, and a banana Meal 2: 1.5 palm-sized portion ground beef, 1 cup sliced peppers, 1 cup cauliflower "rice", 3 tbsp sesame oil, coconut aminos, spices, and an apple Meal 3: 2 palm-sized portions chicken, 1 cup kale with 4 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 cup baby carrots, "sunshine sauce" for the chicken and carrots I had three and a half bottles of water today and have been averaging that (~50 oz., which I think is about right given my body weight). I also don't really exercise. I did start some minimal bodyweight exercises last week (like, ten wall-pushups) and ate some sweet potato after that. So I'm not totally sure what I'm doing wrong....I feel like I'm eating at least the recommended amount of protein, vegetables, and fats for each meal. I am trying to exceed that when I can because I know I need to gain weight (I'm not opposed to gaining weight, but I'm also aware that this isn't a program designed for that and that I'm 20 pounds underweight) but my stomach can only hold so much. I don't have any chronic diseases if that counts for anything. I've also been getting the occasional headache at night, although this is only on nights I work, so that may be a cause. I also had a *really* bad first day of my period last week - it used to be really bad, got better on birth control, and was manageable afterwards until last weekend when I couldn't get off the couch because of the pain. I'm also still craving a decent amount of sugar....I know taking out the fruit would help but I'm also afraid if I do that, I might end up losing weight, which terrifies me - I'm already super thin. I don't think I've lost weight but I'm also confident I haven't gained any which would be nice... So I guess I'm looking for: motivation to keep going - it's hard when the only thing I think will change is maybe my sugar cravings; if there's any stories about people in similar situations (underweight and trying to change health problems - all of the other ones are "hooray I lost weight!" which doesn't help me) i'd love to hear them; ideas if I'm doing something wrong and just not noticing....anything would be appreciated. Edited to add: I did stop smoking at the beginning of the program - was smoking about 1/2 pack a day. I also recently started some supplements to see if they would help - 2000 IU D3 in the morning, 175mg magnesium at night, I don't know how much those are helping because I just started yesterday, and am taking a digestive enzyme (all ingredients compliant) with each meal and have been since week 2.
  5. I am on Day 9 and have had a headache every day! Every day! I was already a black coffee drinker and really didn't have any caffeine other than that. I've maintained my black coffee drinking so I don't think the headaches are a result of caffeine withdrawl. When will the headaches stop????? You gotta give me something, here, Whole 30 folks. Thank you! Holly
  6. Hi, I'm hoping that there are some women out there that are going through menopause like I am with hot flashes, night sweats, I want to cry. all. the. time and quick weight gain that's not cause by increased eating. I also, fall asleep right away, but tend to walk around 2am (try to shut your brain off then). I feel sluggish in the morning and hit that preverbal wall in the afternoons. What I'm looking for is, does this diet help with these symptoms? Do you feel better? Do you get your energy back? Have you notice a lessing in the middle area of weight, or am I doomed to loosing my figure to this phase the rest of my life?!?! YUCKIE!!! Oh yeah, I'm feeling irritable most days, can you tell? I'm in a high stress job (thou never bothered me before) working 1:1 with an autistic child (12yrs now with different children) in a public school setting. I have no energy to stick to my workouts either anymore. I shouldn't be feeling this way at 52! 3 years ago I had a hysterectomy leaving my ovaries, because of family history I can not take hormones for my paternal grandmother and mother both had breast cancer. ​I consider myself a healthy eater, mostly vegetables, chicken/turkey, lots of fish/shellfish, occasionally some pork. Never red meat just don't like it. I switched to gluten free breads and pastas hoping they would help. Now reading the Whole30, seems I'm all wrong! Thank you so much in advance for your help
  7. In digging in deeper to all of the resources to figure why I feel and look bigger on this day 7 of my whole30, I realize that I am probably eating too much meat and fat and not enough vegetables. I am cmpliant, and making other sorts of progress, but feel sluggish and unmotivated to exercise. Do I need to restart, or is a course correction okay?
  8. I'll start by saying this is my first post here on the forums. I am currently on Day 9, and things have been going great so far, and have even starting seeing some of the benefits. Looking ahead, I am concerned about a trip I have planned starting on Day 23. I have a very long travel day, followed by four days at a deer camp in West Texas. The travel day shouldn't be an issue, as there are many topics here that discuss eating compliant on days like that. The issue I'm seeing is while we're in camp. The place we're going provides all food. Fortunately they're all home cooked meals served buffet style; this is both good and bad, as I will have some options, however it will not be possible to ask them to prepare anything specific for me. My Whole 30 Daily newsletter this morning specifically mentioned making a choice to stay compliant or not during a vacation, and making the decision ahead of time. At this point, I really WANT to keep going and finish, however I can already foresee many issues with the meals; non-compliant cooking oils, rice, beans, ect. So I'm really hoping people have a few tips for staying compliant during this time. Or... would the suggestion be to keep eating healthy, not worry about Whole 30, and start over once I get back? Thanks in advance for everyone's input!!!