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  1. YGetty

    Snacks for Braces

    Hey All, I just got braces, and finding healthy snacks that will not pop my brackets that are also whole30 compliant is proving to be a bit of a challenge. When you look up lists of snacks recommended for people wearing braces you get a lot of: Dairy: soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks, Breads: soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts, Grains: pasta, soft cooked rice, and Treats: ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, cake. My normal go to snacks are now all off limits because they're too hard/crunchy. I've got apple sauce, but I prefer salty snacks over sweet ones. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks :)
  2. Hi all - I'm on day 25 and I have been exhausted nearly every day of my Whole30 experience. I'm looking for recommendations. I have searched the forums far and wide and I have tried various ideas from other posts - increasing my protein, increasing my starchy vegetables, drinking more water (tons of water), getting more sleep (7-8 hours a night) - but nothing seems to be working. I know this journey is not about weight loss, but I did cheat and checked the scale this morning, and I haven't lost any weight. My pants and wedding ring still fit the same way, too. I'm overweight, so it definitely isn't an issue related to "I don't have much weight to lose." I workout for 30 minutes every morning, too. My sleep has not improved. My skin has not improved. What am I doing wrong? I felt much better prior to doing Whole30, for reference. A few examples of recent food days include: Monday: Breakfast (7 a.m.): 1 banana, hard boiled egg, 2 cups coffee black Lunch (12:30 p.m.): 1 cup grilled boneless/skinless chicken breast, 1 cup red/green peppers, 1 small apple Dinner (6:30 p.m.): 1.5 cups pan-fried tilapia, 1 tbsp olive oil used for all the fish, 1/2 cup cauliflower rice, 1/2 cup broccoli, small sweet potato Tuesday: Breakfast (8:30 a.m.): 2 eggs, fried in a small amount of avocado oil (the spray type - 1 second spray), 1 small sweet potato, 2 cups coffee black Lunch (1 p.m.): Chipotle Whole30 chicken salad Dinner (6:30 p.m.): 1 cup of chicken (boneless/skinless, baked), 1/4 cup avocado, compliant salsa, 1/4 cup onion, lettuce leaves as wraps, 1/2 cup butternut squash Any ideas? Thanks!
  3. I'm on day 18 and nary a hint of Tiger Blood in sight. I've been following the template of a good protein (venison, chicken, eggs, or salmon cakes) plus lots of veggies (squash, turnips, cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, mixed with some greens like broccoli and spinach). I'm trying to limit nuts since they don't always play nice with me, so I don't have more than one serving per day. I try to have avocado or Whole30 may instead, or MCT oil in a pinch. I've limited my fruits to apples or berries. I rarely snack and I haven't been doing pre and postworkout meals because my workouts are relatively low intensity. Breakfast today was Melissa's chicken hash, cauliflower/sweet potato rice, carrots, and half an avocado. Lunch was yellow squash, turnips, ground venison, and sweet potatoes, plus some applesauce. Dinner was wild pork tenderloins and sweet potatoes with Whole30 mayo. Right now, I'm just not hungry. I can workout but they're not great and I'm pretty tired afterward. My sugar demon was pretty out of control, so I don't expect to be turning cartwheels after just one round, but I just wonder what I'm doing wrong. Am I not eating enough? I feel full at most meals but then wake up hungry in the morning. This is my third round in the last 7 years and I tend to either be Whole30 or a complete mess (though I haven't had gluten or much dairy since my very first one back in 2013). I'm just feeling discouraged. I'm not going to quit because this is the best decision for my health, but dang. Today has been a rough day.
  4. So today is day 18 for me and i’m still not feeling any sort of magic. My energy is inconsistent, I’m still getting the afternoon slump, my clothes all fit the same, and overall I just thought I would feel a little better at this point. Im not coming from any chronic medical conditions, and I ate relatively healthy before starting this program but wanted to take that additional step toward healthy eating. My gym performance has also been the same. I also went to the doctor the other day (day 16) and had to weigh myself. I was extremely disappointed when I saw that I weighed the exact same at a previous appointment 3 months prior. During the time of that appointment I was consistently drinking soda, eating out multiple times a week, and drinking alcohol about twice a week. How can that be possible??? I eat three full meals a day and try to follow the meal template the best I can. Here’s a sample day of what I eat. Breakfast: coffee with collagen peptides and vanilla nut pods, frittata made with sweet potato, bacon, green onion, and kale. Lunch: left over chicken with tomato sauce on top, a side of cauliflower, and an apple. Dinner: red bell pepper stuffed with ground beef and seasoning, apple sauce, and green beans. I normally workout 4 days a week for about 45 minutes. I don’t normally eat before or after because it makes me feel nauseous. But could a pre/post workout snack be the only thing delaying my tiger blood? because i find that hard to believe! Any information would help!
  5. Cheyky8

    Adding Fats

    I still don't under how much fat to eat. I've looked at the template, but is it saying to eat all those types in one meal, or to pick one to add?
  6. 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
  7. I started my Whole30 (first time) on April 1st. I am someone who LOVES sugar - pretty much anything with sugar. On the first day, I had a bit of a headache (no sweet coffee drink) but that was all. I keep reviewing the timeline to see what to expect and I did have one day where I was SOOOO tired I could hardly function (and didn't really) - other than that, I haven't had to deal with any of the stuff from the timeline. This also means that here I am, well into day 18 and not feeling any sort of tiger blood. I have read the posts about how this period is different for everyone and I may never actually feel any of it...which is disappointing to say the least. My question is - am I a miracle of science or am I doing this wrong? I really, honestly do not feel any different than when I started. I have noticed a few NSV things for myself (sleeping more soundly maybe, and clearer skin despite being on my period) but I'm feeling very disillusioned with this right now... So, am I doing this wrong?
  8. I’m on day 23 of the elimination phase. I’ve done my share of whole30ing over the last 7 years but have always neglected the reintroduction. At 16, I decided gluten was an incarnation of the devil himself and am regrettably in the category of people who will liberally use the c word (celiac) in restaurants. Sorry. Having recently read Food Freedom Forever (thanks Melissa) I am determined to follow through with the thoughtful reintroduction it deserves. With all the GF options available, I haven’t touched gluten for years. I’m actually a little scared of it. Previously I attributed it to unshakeable sleepiness and intense despressive episodes, dark enough to make quitting a lifelong love for toast surprisingly straightforward. I don’t miss it, but there are some glutenous things (namely French pastries) I’ve never had that I might want to experience, if I knew they was worth it. For science, I feel that I should check if this fear is still valid. But I also really don’t want to trigger a nasty psychological response, nor would I want to regularly include gluten in my post whole30 life even if it has no effect. To reintroduce or not? Your thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you
  9. Hi W30 Community! Today is day 29 for me and I'll be starting re-introduction soon. This is actually my 4th Whole30, but with the last three I didn't get to doing a real re-introduction because of poor timing. i.e. ending Whole30 right before my sisters bachelorette trip to the bahamas... and then again before her wedding. SMH. Anyway, this time around, I've timed it perfectly so I can actually do a re-introduction and get serious about finding my food freedom. I've struggled my whole life with really negative body image and I'm currently seeing a counselor about it because food is really hard for me. In the past, I've had minor eating disorders because I didn't think I could be pretty unless I was skinny, which I've never been. I'm excited about re-introduction and food freedom... but I am very anxious. I'm very scared that I'll just fall into the same old cycle of poor eating habits and negative self-talk. If there's anyone out there who can relate with some words of wisdom, I'd really appreciate it! Love you all <3
  10. Hi everyone, so I’m on day 14 and I have an itchy, red rash/hives on my face, upper neck, and randomly on my back. My face is warm to touch. They started on day 2, and I thought it was just my body withdrawling from sugar... now I’m slightly nervous it’s something else. I haven’t been eating anything new and I even made sure I’m using the same shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Has anyone else had this issue, it doesn’t seem to be going away and it’s not only unpleasant looking but also unpleasant feeling. Looking for some advice/help! Thanks!
  11. MandaJo

    Weird Added Sugar Issue

    So I’m on day 12 of my first Whole30 and I came across a product that threw me with added sugar. I’m not sure if it’s off limits or not because it doesn’t have any form of sugar as an ingredient, but it has “Incl. 4g of added sugars” in the Nutrition Facts! Does anyone know if that’s an issue? Or why it would be there and not in the ingredients? thank you!