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  1. I am so hangry right now.. I'm curious to see what everyone's daily meal plans looks like. Right now mine is something like this (but again, this is day 1): 1: 6 prunes and a hand full of almonds 2: 2 clementines 3: Salad with 2 hand fulls of spinach/arugula, 1 hand full of cabbage, 1/2 avocado, splash of balsamic vinegar & EVOO 4: 2 hand fulls of carrots and a hand full of almonds 5: 1 sweet potato with whole mustard I also consume a gallon+ of water a day and have the occasional cup of black coffee. I don't think I am consuming enough of anything but I didn't get hungry until now (5:00pm). So maybe this is normal? I didn't do enough planning so I am worried about staying on track and using a sustainable meal plan. Any help is greatly appreciated. Friendly reminder: I need VEGAN suggestions and examples, not vegetarian. Thank you so much in advance! All the best, Stephanie
  2. Hi there, I am on day two of my whole 30 and my stomach has felt empty all day and all day yesterday. I'm eating a lot and making sure I'm getting fat in every meal. I don't even necessarily feel hungry - just this awful annoying empty feeling. Is this normal? Will it go away? Is there anything I can do to make it go away? Any help is appreciated
  3. Help

    Hi All, I am doing my first W30 and my husband has agreed to join me in this venture (this is a VERY big deal). While I am not a hugely healthy eater normally, I've always enjoyed vegetables and actual whole protein sources. My husband, on the other hand, is a man-child in the way he eats. He's a soda addict and prefers boxed/processed foods (his favorite food is mac and cheese and hot dogs) to anything else and hates most vegetables. On top of that he works midnight shift on a 2-3 on 2-3 off basis so his eating is erratic and hard to get on a schedule to say the least. He will not read the book and relies on me to tell him what he can and cannot have and prep food for him, which I'm happy to do. The problem is getting him to eat vegetables or even try something new is literally like fighting a toddler, except I can't give him a timeout. I worry that he is taking more of an Atkins approach to this and only eating proteins and fats. Any suggestions for getting him to actual eat veggies or any W30 veggie juices that anyone could recommend (I know this isn't a preference but I'm desperate)? I don't want to turn to constantly nagging him, which would turn any positive experience this should be into a negative one. I've listed all the items he refuses to try/eat below for reference. Thanks for any advice! No List: Zucchini, squash, onion (of any variety), broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, spinach, asparagus, bok choy, beets, eggplant, kale, okra, radishes Yes List: carrots, green beans, mushrooms, lettuce (only if it's on something) RM
  4. This is my first Whole30...I started on Wednesday, August 2nd. I would love to hear what people are eating and if their tastebuds are as grumpy about the changes as mine are. I am distracting myself with the 30-day guide and forums...if I didn't have kids to watch, I think I would literally feel like laying in bed the entire day. I know all of these negative feelings are only temporary...I am definitely looking forward to a time when my energy and happiness is no longer directly connected to amount of sugar I consume!!!!! Is there anyone else out there whose tastebuds are not "on-board" yet?
  5. I have tried to start the whole 30 quite a few times in the past few months. I either make it half a day, a few days, or my longest attempt-9 days. I am in the middle of reading It Starts With Food, and completely love it and how much sense it makes! I have grown to have some allergies/ intolerance to dairy and I think gluten, and know my body runs best while either paleo or on the whole 30. And yet, can't seem to do it! Any tips, accountability buddies, or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  6. Hello, I'm looking for some help with my Whole30. I am a 27 year old female trying the program out for the first time after hearing excellent reviews from co-workers. I bought the book and was really excited and motivated to get my Whole30 started. I was aiming at losing some weight (I probably had ~5 pounds to lose), to improve sleep, to improve mood (specifically, to be less fatigues and unmotivated by 2pm in the work day), and to help with swelling in my lower legs (called panniculitis). I had pretty high hopes after hearing about the program and reading the first few chapters of the book. I'm currently on day 22 and I'd go as far to say that it's pretty much a disaster. I'll back up and provide some more detail. The first week was great! I felt excited, motivated, energized, and my pants were less tight! Around week 2 I started noticing some undesirable side effects. My acne (which isn't really acne... I usually get 2-3 pimples per month) was TERRIBLE. My skin was extremely oily and broken out all over. They ranged from small, hard pimples on my cheeks and forehead, to under the skin painful welts on my chin. I read on this forum that nuts could be doing this. So I decreased my nuts. I will mention that I am a pescitarian, so I don't eat poultry/beef/pork. I do eat fish, seafood, eggs, and dairy [when not on the Whole30]. So I cut out nuts and stuck with my other protein sources. I also started noticing my mood getting worse (sad, angry for no reason, unmotivated). So for this, I read on here to increase my fruit and starchy food...I ate more starches and fruit daily. My side effects from week 3 up to now is what motivated to seek help here. I am depressed, unmotivated, and a completely different person for the worse. I am SO agitated all the time (when people talk to me, I was to cry and/or scream), I'm tired beyond belief, the acne has not changed at all, I have a hard time staying asleep all night, and I haven't seen any improvements in my lower leg swelling. Oh and to top it off, I'm now experience bloating, constipation, and terrible gas (sorry, TMI) that I never experienced before my Whole30. Again, I've looked up most of these symptoms on here and I got info on the depression side; eat more starchy foods and fat...but I already am. As for the gastrointestinal issues, I'm at a loss; seems like the Whole30 foods are causing me issues that other people eliminate during their Whole30. With only 8 days left to go, I'm seriously considering blowing it off. For whatever reason, the Whole30 isn't working with my body.Here is a sample meal plan to help guide any advise that you may have. I really appreciate it. Breakfast - 2 eggs fried in EVOO, homemade hash browns with onions, and half an avocado with S&P (I'll throw in some fresh berries if I still feel hungry) Lunch - baked sweet potato, sautéed kale, and a fruit (usually an apple or banana) Dinner - grilled salmon, lemon garlic grilled shrimp, and roasted veggies with EVOO & balsamic Thank you in advance, I really appreciate any help
  7. Sudden Rash

    Hi Guys, I have a quick question. Today is day 14 of my Whole30. I originally started with a rash that I had assumed was due to a food allergy/intolerance. After 4 days of Whole30, it went away! I woke up this morning, and its back, and such a pain in the butt. I am going to list out what I have eaten over the last few days, and see what you all recommend. Nothing I have eaten has been off plan. Friday - Missed Breakfast, lunch was salad from Freshii (romaine, tomato, cucumber, kalmata olives, red onion, balsamic vinegrette, chicken breast, dinner was leftovers, one chicken thigh, some left over grilled pork, and a handful of grapes. Saturday - Breakfast - Shakshuka - compliant sauce, peppers, spinach, eggs , snack of cherries, dinner was salmon and asparagus Sunday - Breakfast was three strips of compliant bacon, white baby potatoes, 2 eggs, and a plum, lunch was two eggs, spinach, a bell pepper, and a banana, dinner was zucchini noodles, compliant sauce and a cup of ground beef. The only thing new in this list of foods is the chicken from freshii or the plum. Could there have been an additive in the chicken I am not aware of? Does anyone have any advice? Thank you, Steph
  8. Hi everyone, About a year ago I used to be a very active gym-goer, but last summer I got sick and then fell off the wagon completely, so I haven't been to the gym consistently since Aug '16. I completed my W30 at the beginning of February '17 and am now getting back into a gym routine again. I still follow W30 90% of time. I'm happily "riding my bike," sometimes more strictly W30 compliant and other times less. I primarily keep up with the W30 meal template to structure my meals and I'm struggling with the pre and post workout meals. Firstly, I have the kindle version of ISWF and the carb curve is damn near impossible to read - and then my real question is: what qualifies as a high intensity work out? I'm concerned about adding in too many carby vegetables and either moving out of fat burning or defeating myself but carb-loading. Right now I eat one carb heavy veg a day whether I've worked out or not - either a yukon gold potato, a sweet potato or a plantain. Today for instance I had M1: Half a potato frittata (2.5 eggs) and an arugula salad with homemade mayo. Small handful of blackberries. PreWO: 1 egg, handful of nuts PoWO (also counted as M2 - which I know is not what you're supposed to do): coconut chicken tenders, pan fried plantain, small salad. M3 (will be): Posole from W30 cookbook. Large salad, Roasted broccoli So I will have had a potato with M1 and then the plantain with PoWO/M2. I can't tell if this is too much? I work out fairly hard at the gym - I'll do 20-30 min of elliptical where I'm pushing hard and fast with some resistance for about 30-60 seconds for every 2-3 minutes. Then I tend to do some treadmill - usually fast walking for about half a mile, then I'll run all out for a quarter mile and then walk to cool down for the last quarter mile. Then I'll do some weights type exercise - either free weights or machines or things like crunches/planking. But I'm not sure this qualifies as "high intensity" because I'm doing high intensity bursts for short periods of time - I'm still working when it's not the bursts - sweating the whole time, but it's not like I'm taking a burn class or doing HI internal training. Help? TIA
  9. Start date July 1st

    Hi, all! My name is Crystal and my husband and I are starting the Whole30 on July 1st. Just in time for those Fourth of July cookouts, right? I am not very computer-literate, so I'm hoping to be able to learn how to navigate this website with as much ease as I do when browsing social media outlets. That being said, I am really nervous about my Whole30 journey and can really use all the support I can get; therefore, I will probably be here a lot. Hopefully I'll get to know this website fairly quickly. My husband bought me It Starts with Food for Mother's Day (my request), and I've read through it several times already. I am ready to start this journey,but I know I'm going to need a lot of emotional support. A few years ago my husband and I started CrossFit and the Paleo diet at the same time, and we both had success and amazing results with it; however, we ended up quitting CrossFit because of a number of different reasons and stopped doing Paleo shortly thereafter. So I KNOW that I am capable of success with the Whole30, but it's more of an emotional journey for me. Here are some of my biggest concerns: I was recently officially diagnosed with body dysmorphia, and I'm now realizing it's something I've struggled with since I was a child. I can't seem to get over the number on the scale, so not weighing myself is definitely going to be a challenge. I do not like to cook, mainly because I'm impatient. Cooking is something I've tried to pick up since my husband requested I at least TRY, and I have made some improvements, but I can honestly say I do not enjoy cooking. I am hoping this journey will change that for me. I work in public safety and my shifts are at LEAST 12 hours long, but a lot of times I end up working 15-18 hours/day. This is the biggest concern I have because I snack A LOT during my shifts, and I read in the book that they want to try to eliminate snacking. Any tips on the above bullets would be really helpful! Especially on the last one. My husband is my biggest supporter and I feel like he can help me the most with the first 2 bullets, but any support/advice on them will be great also. WHEW! That was a lot. Thanks for reading!
  10. Hi y'all. So here I am, on day 17, and I'm feeling pretty much the same as I did before I started. I can report that my energy levels have improved slightly, but not enough to say that this result can be wholly attributed to Whole30. Just to give a bit of a background on myself, I am a curvy 5'11", well-proportioned (i.e. excess weight gained doesn't all go to just one place, it's pretty evenly dispersed), Manhattanite (I walk at least 2.5-3 mi. a day, just living in the city), gym member (I try to go at least 3 times a week, but have been slacking a bit lately), and have tried other weight loss/eating plans (specifically Weight Watchers and other low carb, high protein/veggie-heavy, no drinking eating plans). I am no stranger to following and sticking to an eating plan. My intention for Whole30 was for it to act as a "reset," in hopes of shedding excess pounds and inches for spring/summer. I have NO clue what I'm doing wrong because I am just NOT seeing any results!! I'm following the plan as instructed with NO results and am becoming more and more defeated. I'm still trying to remain positive, but I can't believe that by day 17, I have not lost any inches, nor have I seen any difference in how clothes are fitting me. I even tried on several pairs of pants this AM that fit me exactly the same as before I started. I am desperate to hear from anyone who can help shed some light because as of now, I am at a complete loss and not feeling good about all the time and money spent on following this plan. I can provide a daily eating log if anyone wants to see it, but don't want to add to an already lengthy post. HELP ME PLEASE!
  11. I'm prefacing this with the note that I've decided to quit Whole30 unless I can find serious help navigating my current situation. Why I’ve decided to quit the whole30 diet. Because it is, for all intents and purposes just that, a diet. A change in the way I consume food, to a different way of consuming food, a change in diet. I made it to day 11, and that entire time was a struggle. Not the struggle laid out in the book however. I didn’t have sugar withdrawals, because I already do not consume that much sugar. I did have ‘the hangover’ because my body wasn’t detoxing, it was starving. I went from eating comfortably and rather health to eating in a very structured and not safe fashion. I have been consumer massive amounts of food at meal times, and will still find myself hungry after eating. I spend most of the day pretending not to hear my stomach gurgling and churning as I pine for something to eat. I do snack, I snack all the time because it is the only thing I can do to keep myself from fainting. I have spent the last three days feeling like I could fall over at any moment. I have had customers at my job ask me if I’m ill because I “don’t look so good.” My Fiancé, who was the one who decided we take on this task has had allllllll the whole30 symptoms. Before starting she had a high dependency on sugar, she had the hangover, and now she feels fantastic! I am BEYOND envious of her current situation, because I literally feel like I might faint as I sit at my computer typing this out. I went into this thing, slightly skeptical, but willing and ready. I have gone from having some faith in this program to none, because I have experience none of the normal symptoms and the amount of hunger I’m experiencing is beyond anything that seems healthy or appropriate. I am a runner, but since starting Whole30 even getting out of bed seems like too much of a grueling task. I can hardly stand for more than two hours because of how hungry and exhausted I am. Obviously, this exhaustion is caused by my hunger. I have always considered myself a fairly healthy eater, yes of course I eat pizza and burgers, but I also eat a massive amount of fruits and veggies. I was a vegetarian for six years, but started eating meat again about five years ago. I am very weird about eating meat, and tend to choose other sources of protein, but I have consumed more meat since starting Whole30 than I have in the year 2017 leading up to this diet. I am not a massive consumer of meat, and that is probably part of this issue with all of this. We found a compliant Shepherds pie recipe last week, we made two pies. I ate an entire pie by myself in one day (for two different meals, but still). My fiancé has one quarter of the other pie, and I finished the rest (in two separate meals). This doesn’t seem appropriate. Did I mention my fiancé and I are both graduate students? She’s finishing her thesis and I’m smack in the middle of finals of my second semester. I also have an astonishingly horrible job where no microwave can be found, so I can’t take anything but salads to act as entire meals to work.
  12. Hello! I want to start this monday and I have some meal delivery options I was thinking of. The thing is, I don't know how to cook. Anything, really. I want to learn but have a 6month old and need to start really slow. Can I do this? I don't eat pork, I barely eat meat, and I don't know how I'm going to get protein in except for fish and eggs. (How do you even cook the eggs without butter in the pan? Help! I'm scared I won't eat enough and I'm breastfeeding. What other protein can I eat? What's the easiest to cook? Is this a terrible idea?
  13. Hello, This is the first time I've posted. Didn't want to but I really want this to work and I'm befuddled as to what is happening. I'm hoping someone may be able to give me some guidance or suggestions. I'm on day 22 and my head is still foggy, I'm tired, my skin is feeling itchy and dry and having the closest to a breakout in months and the bags under my eyes and dropped to new depths. I'm still feeling weaker than I did before I started the program. Yesterday I was about to rip a new one for anyone who dared look at me the wrong way. I thought this phase would be well and truly over. My friend, who said she felt amazing after a couple of weeks, is a bit confused too. A sample of a typical day's menu: Breakfast- coffee with cashew milk, ghee and coconut oil frittata with veggies, avocado and smoked salmon if I have them to hand Lunch- Baked potato - either sweet or white - tuna mayonnaise, lettuce, beetroot Supper- Whatever the family wants but a bit changed so I can eat it e.g. bolognese with zucchini spaghetti and veg. Chicken and roast potatoes etc... Before bed I have what we lovingly describe in our house as my disgusting drink - maca, cacao and spirulina mixed with water. I just drink kombucha, water and coffee (one or two cups daily). I stopped drinking kombucha a couple of days ago as my friend thought it could be the sugar that is causing issues. I use a lot of ghee and I'm wondering if maybe I'm making it wrong but I sieve it well using 2 pieces of kitchen paper and the ghee is completely clear once drained. If anyone thinks they know what I'm doing wrong or have any suggestions or tips I really would love to hear from you. Thanks so much, Helen
  14. Hello!!! I am new here to Whole30... my boyfriend and I started our first round on Monday. We're on day 3! Besides an awful headache yesterday, a not so bad headache today, and a few cravings.... we don't feel half bad! I was expecting to feel a lot worse! HELP! Am I doing something wrong here?!? Is anyone else expietencing this?! Thank you so much!
  15. Post WOD Shake

    Hello everyone, I do Crossfit and workout 6 or 7 days a week. I also compete. I'm coming off a different nutrition challenge that didn't go quite as expected. However, I have gotten in the habit of no pre-WOD meal and only a post-WOD shake. I use egg white protein powder and fruit for my shake. The protein powder is egg whites and sunflower lecithin. Should I continue with this trend of no pre-WOD meal and only a post-WOD shake? Is the post-WOD shake whole30 compliant? If not, what alternatives should I be looking into? I plan on meal prepping prior to my comp in April. Any suggestions or recommendations, outside of bake a sweet potato and boil some eggs? Thank you!
  16. Reaction...?

    Immediately after dinner I got a headache and stomachache. I ate ground turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, approved salsa, 1/2 avocado and homemade plantain chips w/coconut oil. All of these things I have eaten before with no reactions. Is it because of a food, or maybe I didn't have enough water today...? I do normally get migraines often, but since whole30 I've only had a few so that could be possible as well...
  17. So while looking online for foods that are legumes to start reintroduction....I am having a huge panic attack seeing peas on the list. I don't know how I missed this!!!! I ate about 1/2 cup of peas for dinner on either day 28 or 29 (I can't remember) and now am feeling very guilty. Do I need to restart??
  18. Ok, so I went to a business meeting yesterday - It was a 2 hour drive and my team there was so happy that I was coming that the host baked a special cake for me. I tried to explain Whole30 and she literally teared up and was so hurt that I wasn't going to eat her home made cake! I felt TERRIBLE and I caved....and the room CHEERED when I ate it and inside I was feeling like such a loser! This was only day 5 for me. Then it got worse. I felt SO bad for FAILING that when I got home my husband took me out to dinner and yes....I thought I have failed anyway, I may as well.... have a glass of wine to sooth my disappointment! Woke up this morning feeling yucky physically and WORSE mentally! How SHOULD I have handled it?? Let the lovely lady cry??? ARGH!! HELP.
  19. I did great on my first Whole30. Lost 11.5 pounds I was SO Excited... I started my reintroduction phase & with white rice only on the first day. Had a headache the next day. The next day ate dairy with no problems and the next 2 days I have been out of control... eating pizza, chocolate, cookies, now fried things - back to sneaking foods because i am ashamed... and i was just doing SO GOOD... WHY.... any advise??? should i do another 30 days? what is my problem???? Any wisdom would be greatly appreciated....
  20. Good Morning! So I am on Day 22 and changed up my breakfast this morning a little bit (not too much) and seem to be having some strange reaction and I can't figure out what food it is to! The feeling is hard to explain. Almost like I can't get a "gas bubble" out of like my throat? I am yawning constantly and feeling like I may need to burp (which I never do so this is very rare for me). But basically the reaction is I feel like I'm not breathing correctly/have a gas bubble in my throat I cannot get rid of and have been yawning constantly (not from being tired). If that makes any sense at all... For breakfast I made an egg veggie bake this week with eggs, broccoli, peppers, onions and kale. I have been routinely eating kale, eggs and onions for the past 3 weeks. I normally eat broccoli, but haven't in the past 2 weeks. And peppers are new for me. Any ideas as to what food may be doing this? I feel it right after breakfast and it continues all day. My lunch is the same as the last 2 weeks so that couldn't be it. This just started happening yesterday after the first day of this new breakfast and is happening again today after breakfast. Thank you!!
  21. Hello. I am on day 18 of my Whole30 journey and am not noticing huge changes and my clothes seem to be getting tighter, or maybe the same but definitely not any looser. My skin is starting to clear up slightly so that is a major benefit. However, I'd like to know if I am doing this correctly! I haven't stepped on a scale so I am not sure weight wise if I have gained or lost. I do drink about 90+ oz of water a day usually. Anyway, I'm looking for guidance if my meals are correctly portioned. This is what a typical day looks like lately. Breakfast: 3-4 eggs scrambled in ghee with broccoli & kale, a banana, 1 tbs almond butter, coconut flakes, and a sprinkle of walnuts Lunch: 1 and 1/4 cup of A mixture of ground turkey, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, onions, kale and garlic sauteed together, a clementine and a hard boiled egg. Handful of celery sticks/carrots with tessemae's ranch Dinner: Spaghetti squash with homemade sauce (tomato puree with blended celery carrots and onions) and homemade meatballs (ground turkey, ground pork, carrots, celery, onions) OR Chicken, broccoli and half a sweet potato with a salad (lettuce/spinach with cherry tomatoes and one hard boiled egg) OR turkey burger with a salad (lettuce/spinach, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled egg, tessemae's ranch) and steamed veggies (broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato) Thank you in advance for your help!
  22. 23 Day Slump

    I am day 23 of the Whole 30. I am beginning to feel extremely discouraged. I have yet to experience even one NSV. I realize the Whole 30 isn't a competition; my husband is rockin' his Whole 30, and has experienced multiple NSVs. But, it also seems like every day we have the "I miss {insert food, social events, convenience} conversation or the "When we reach day 30 I'm going to have {insert food or drink}" conversation. I have a condition called POTS (Postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) symptoms of which include: fatigue, headaches, lightheadedness, vertigo, heart palpitations, nausea, diminished concentration, Raynaud's phenomenon, chest pain and shortness of breath. While I am lucky and don't suffer quite as bad as some POTS patients, but they still do occur and disrupt my daily life. I began this journey to see if eliminating sugar and carbs would reduce some of my symptoms. I feel the same as I did before. I'm always hungry. My stomach is constantly bloated. I'm pretty sure I have gained weight. My PMS symptoms are still just as bad. I guess I am looking for some sort of "I feel ya" or "It gets better." If it wasn't for my husband doing this diet with me I would probably throw my hands up and partake in a greek yogurt.
  23. Hi all, I'm on day 27 and I'm disheartened by my Whole 30 program. I've had no (or very little change) & I've followed the program properly. I've been vegetarian for approx. 30 years maintaining good health, fitness level and never experiencing anaemia or Vit B deficiency as I'm very conscious of food combining. I don't have any physical health diseases. The only problems I have experienced these last couple years are fluctuating energy levels, lower back pain, dark circles under eyes, and emotional dysregulation due to horrific relationship breakup, high stress jobs & study pressure. I'm in my final year studies of Bachelor Health Science (Naturopathy) and have to complete 300 hours of clinical placement this year. I believe in walking the talk and have been my own guinea pig testing the knowledge I learn on myself so I can explain treatments, nutrition, herbs, supplements etc to my future clients. I decided to complete the whole 30 after reading testimonials and reading 'It start's with food'. I thought it maybe a program I suggest to clients and was interested to see the results in myself. I started the program to do the strict vegetarian version, no soy, legumes etc but then had to add eggs as I felt I wasn't getting enough protein. After some initial nausea I thought I was going ok, my back pain had decreased and my menstruation had come & gone without the usual symptoms but my lack of energy had not improved. Week 2 I was feeling emotionally better & not being affected by external stressors/triggers as much. (But I put this down to the 30 day meditation challenge I was combining with the whole 30). Week 3 despite absolutely hating eating flesh I added fish every second day due to ongoing fatigue and feeling I wasn't getting enough protein. This last week has been the hardest struggle to stay on the Whole 30 as my energy has dropped to an all time low despite sticking to the program, adding more proteins. I've struggle to exercise other than walking the dogs every day for an hour and feel I have had muscle wastage. Previously I knew I had a intolerance to wheat as after eating it 2-3 days I would get GIT symptoms. Now I get GIT after every meal, which I thought was supposed to decrease on Whole 30 program. (Although this could be linked to eating on the run, eating to fast etc) To be honest I'm looking forward to finishing and returning to my prior eating habits. There has been some positives I will take from this; learnt how to make my own mayonnaise, linked to back pain to inflammation and not a structural problem, come up with creative recipes with limited ingredients. My next 30 day challenge will be to eat mindfully. Not eating on the run, standing up, driving, working, studying, talking etc and seeing if this influence my GIT symptoms (mostly bloating after meals) in anyway. Is anyone else disheartened at the end of their Whole 30 or are you all feeling wonderful?
  24. My fiancé has bipolar disorder type I. He has been stable on his meds for as long as we have been together (2.5 years) and I've never really seen him have a full out manic episode. We are on day 15 and he feels great. I assumed it was Tiger Blood. Well he just told me he is concerned that he is hypomanic because he is very energized and focused. Even if it is just tiger blood I am worried about I triggering something for him and pulling him into a full out manic episode. What should we do? How can we keep this a safe process for him? Every time he has been manic before, he was hospitalized. Thanks in advance.
  25. To be honest I did whole 30 to lose weight. I broke the rule and weighed myself and have lost absolutely nothing and it is already day 20. I don't look any different physically. I feel accomplished that I am following through with this, I haven't cheated once. I think I'm eating too many potatoes and eggs. I work out 2 to 5 times a week, depending on how I feel yet still no weight loss. My skin is also no better. Are there any tips for what I should do? What day do you usually see weight loss? I'm not a skinny or small framed person, so when I see people who are short and skinny losing 15 pounds and I have lost nothing it's confusing. Please help!!