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Hey everyone today is my first time on Whole30 and I really need it. My youngest daughter is 7 months today and just starting food. I had a diastases recti after her birth and it’s made moving around quite a slow process. I started her pregnancy carrying 10 extra pounds than I normally do and since she’s been born I’ve put on another 10 pounds , basically losing a bit of baby weight after the birth and losing none of the pregnancy weight and gaining even more. Needless to say sleep is a challenge therefore my energy is super sporadic depending on my night. Cravings for sugar and carbs and alcohol have been rampant. So I knew a big change needed to be made if I wanted my situation to change. I’ve been making changes towards eating like the program leading up to the start of the program, like no more cream and sugar in my coffee, reducing simple carbohydrates and all process foods. Cut out alcohol and reducing dairy and I’ve lost 5lbs before I even began. I also just signed up for RealPlana and I think it might be the best gift I could have given to myself and my family. I am so excited it to have to manually do this task and I think it will make a huge difference in the success of the program as well as make it easier for my husband to support me. He’s basically following along wi what my meals are, adding what he wants as well as eating what he likes for his 24hr shifts as a firefighter away from home. I’ve done many things in the past including the traditional elimination diet, I’ve been a raw vegan for 7 months at one point and I’ve gotten a certification as a Registered Wholistic Nutrition Consultant, but I am soo super excited for the Whole30! see you in there guys! Roni-Leigh
Hello whole30 family! Really at a struggle right now and need some advice! I started my second ever whole30 last week. I had a week moment last night at a work function and am now restarting my 30 days. I had my reintro originally lined up perfectly to finish the day before my family thanksgiving. And now with the restart thanksgiving will be right in the middle of my reintroduction!! With that being said I’m looking for a strategy to approach dinner. I find my mothers thanksgiving foods very much worth it! We literally only make these certain foods for this holiday and I really don’t want to miss it, but I also don’t want to mess up a proper reintroduction! I was thinking of introducing dairy first, with three days of whole30 eating and the maybe reintroducing gluten on the day of our dinner. So that way I can have at least most of the foods that are being served (or at least the ones that I find worth it) and then have a solid 4-5 days whole30 after that and then continue my reintroduction. Good idea or bad? Any other ideas on how to approach? My other idea is to just enjoy the day, go back to whole30 for a week, and then properly start my reintroduction? HELP PLEASE!