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  1. I'm on Day 8 of my second round of Whole30 and my joints have been super achy, slightly, swollen, and stiff. I feel it all over but especially in my fingers and knees. Aside from removing the non-compliant foods and adding more animal proteins (I only eat fish, chicken, and eggs) and vegetables, nothing else has changed in my routine. I'm 26, very active, train horses professionally, workout 5-6 days per week... I don't feel like I should have sore, achy joints, especially not my fingers. It's worse when waking up in the morning but the achy feeling continues all day. It does feel inflammation related but I feel like by this point I should be seeing less inflammation not more and new issues? Food diary for today which is a typical day: B: frittata with spinach, 1/2 cup blueberries, and 2T almond butter (also a cup of coffee with a splash of nutpods) Preworkout: Hard boiled egg and small handful of almonds L: sautéed veggies, kale, grilled chicken breast, 1/2 avocado D: Salmon, mashed potatoes, green salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing I also drink about 100oz or more of water each day. Any idea what might be causing this? I haven't introduced any new foods so I don't think it's an intolerance to the stuff I'm eating but I guess that would be possible.
  2. Texaswreck

    Finally finished 30 days!

    On Wednesday March 6 I finished my Whole30. I do feel much better overall but won’t be seen by my neurologist until April 8 for testing to see if we can find cause and relief for neuropathy. Surgeon’s final X-ray showed complete successful fusion and spinal decompression. I added back cheese, beans, and corn but it was clear the corn was not a good move- I have remained on compliant foods and am going to wait to change until after exam and bloodwork. Oh, yeah, I also have lost 18 pounds so I intend to lose the obesity label on my medical records while I’m on a roll. No sugar cravings at all- I’m very happy with the program.
  3. Hi folks, newbie here. Heard about Whole30 less than a week ago and I'm already sold. Haven't started 100% yet since I'm too cheap to toss out my whole pantry in one fell swoop, but in the interim I have a question. I hadn't known about the importance of keeping Omega3 and Omega6 in balance until just a month or two ago, and in fact that is what led me to Whole30 since your forums came up in multiple google searches. I spent the last month or so experimenting with a mostly vegetarian diet plus a lot of fish, and got my Omega6:3 ratio down to nearly 1:1. I noticed some improvement in my inflammation issues but hadn't resolved the problem by any means, which led me to look deeper into Whole30. However, here's my question. For the Whole30 meals I've tried thus far, the Omega6:3 ratio is off the charts. Today, for example, eggs for breakfast, salad for lunch, chicken, avocado and mixed greens with tahini dressing for dinner. 15:1 ratio (the cronometer website is great for omega values if you're curious). I probably could have gotten it down to within reason by having fish with my lunch but I'm not quite used to the idea of consuming quite so much meat in a day. More veggies would have been better but the Omega3 in say broccoli (0.03g) is so tiny compared to the Omega6 in say chicken (2.0g) that it feels a little like trying to unsalt the ocean by pouring in fresh water. Anyway, the gist of my question is: is this anything I need to even be paying attention to? Is the Omega6 in chicken, avocado and tahini somehow different than what is in junk food, or even what's in the cashews I used to pop all day like candy (and regret later)? Obviously my inflammation could be related to gluten or sugar or some of the other main targets of Whole30, which is why I'm trying it, but I am curious about the Omega6:3 question. Look forward to hearing what you have to say on this, thanks!
  4. Last week when I started my Whole30 and noticed all the information on nightshades, I kind of pushed it aside and figured naah not a problem for me. Well I think I've been proven wrong. Although my digestion/IBS is doing well - which I talk about more in this thread http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/3462-ibs-success-stories-advice/ and overall I'm feeling better rested and better in general I am still dealing with a fair amount of nasal congestion, sore throat, and fatigue. This happened in a big way many times over the summer (read 5 serious bouts lasting 3-5 days) that I thought I was getting colds/flus from overworking. However, the symptoms were never accompanied with fever, bodyaches or other flu like symptoms. Just the sore throat and painful ears usually on one side or both and clear phlegm (not colored or cloudy like with a cold or flu. Sorry for the details but it's important in figuring out the cause!). Important to note that I have hypothyroidism (treated since 2008) and despite my blood levels indicating it's well balanced, I have fatigue and cycle issues that seem to indicate otherwise. Last night I used a new to me Mrs. Dash spice blend and last night and today the right side of my throat and right ear canal or SO painful and I am phelgmy. Looked at the ingredients I saw that it contains black pepper and chili pepper high up on the list and then red bell pepper further down. Considering my dinner consisted of... Roasted Chicken Roasted sweet potato topped with coconut milk and Sauerkraut (from a local farm made with nothing but salt) I really think spice blend has got to the be cause of my symptoms. So nightshades are gone for a while to see if it gets rid of this really annoying and hurtful inflammation. My questions are... *Do you agree with my possible self-diagnosis? *What symptoms do you (other people that have nightshade issues) get when you eat them?? *Am I missing any nightshades on my list of things to avoid.... All peppers Tomatoes and Tomatillos Eggplants Potatoes but not sweet potatoes (thank goodness!) Paprika and other pepper based spices Hot sauce and salsa (I've heard blueberries as well but am unsure??) Thanks so much guys!
  5. I am on Day 12 of my first Whole30, and unfortunately on Day 3 of an inflammatory arthritis flare. The arthritis is an extraintestinal complication of Crohn’s Disease that cause pain in all joints, especially small ones like fingers, wrists, toes and feet. I saw my rheumatologist this week, and he said, based on my symptoms, I’m also experiencing bursitis in my knees for the first time. (Fortunately, the Crohn’s isn’t flaring, which was my bigger concern when starting this.) I’ve read that chronic conditions might flare early in the Whole30, but I’m frustrated because one of the reasons I wanted to do this is to reduce inflammation. Now I have even more and have to start taking prednisone again, which causes horrible side effects. I’m also frustrated because I am starting to get more energy and want to do more things, but I hurt too bad to do them. Even typing this is painful. Just looking for some thoughts on why this may have happened and any advice on things to do differently.
  6. So I have been experiencing a painful swollen elbow following an injury during volleyball a few years back. During my pregnancy with my daughter, I regained almost all range of motion and felt good, but a few months after she was born the swelling and soreness were back. Then my knees started swelling out of the blue and I knew I was dealing with more than just an injury. I haven't started Whole30 because we have several things coming up that I know I won't be able to stay on plan throughout, but I am very curious.. If my inflammation IS connected to my diet, why now? I've eaten pretty decently my whole life, not alot of sugar and lots of veggies, but dairy and grains have always been a part of my diet. Why would I all of the sudden be experiencing problems with these foods when I've always eaten them without any issues. I'm not doubting this diet, just wondering if someone can explain why the body starts to react to foods that have never been a problem before. Anyone? And I would looove to hear from anyone dealing with these same issues!
  7. I've read a million topics on this but am still confused by my whole30 experience so far...the first two weeks I experienced none of the negative effects (no carb flu, no 'kill all the things') and felt incredibly lean, as if I could physically see chronic inflammation subsiding in my stomach, arms, and face. However, the past 10 days I have had awful on-and-off bloating and generally feel like I look exactly as I did on day 1. I'm discouraged, especially since I was so excited about my progress at the halfway point! I keep psyching myself out thinking I'm eating too much or just "doing it wrong". Would love any advice or encouragement--here's some background and food info: - I'm 5'9", ~150 lbs pre-W30 with a good amount of muscle, so I'm not expecting significant weight loss. - Currently training for a 1/2 marathon, running short to mid distance ~3x a week and doing HIIT/strength training ~2-3x a week. - I generally get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and energy levels are typically good. - Throughout my whole30 work has been much more stressful than usual due to upcoming deadlines for a big project I'm managing. I've noticed my stress response is much more pronounced than I'm used to (crying, shaking, splitting headaches etc), and I think this might be related to me not using food as comfort in difficult situations...so I guess it's a good thing? But still odd. Sample food logs: (I workout @ 6:30 am, breakfast directly after @ work -- I've tried preWO protein and can't stomach it) M1: slice of frittata with sweet potato, spinach, chicken sausage and ~2 eggs, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup coffee M2: 6-8 oz roast chicken, raw pecans and 1/4 sliced apple on mixed greens with balsamic dressing, rest of the apple with ~2 tbsp almond butter M3: zucchini noodles from 2 zucchinis, 1/2 almond meal crusted chicken breast, 2 fried eggs, all cooked in coconut oil M1: 2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 roast chicken breast, 1 big sweet potato with 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup coffee M2: Curry chicken salad with homemade mayo + chopped mac nuts on mixed greens, apple with 2 tbsp almond butter M3: 4 egg omelet with 1/2 roast chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli, guacamole, salsa, and 1/2 cup plantain chips I know the daily apple and almond butter could be a red flag, but I had no issues with them during the first two weeks of whole30 and find that they completely eliminate my need to snack between 12pm lunch and a 7pm dinner, which is miraculous as I used to put away 1/2 a family sized bag of kettle corn, a few oreos, and handfuls of swedish fish around 3pm on most work days... Anything stand out that might be the culprit? Or is this inflamed, day-1 feeling just part of the process for some people? Thanks!
  8. Just started my vegan whole30 and on day 6. Yay!! I am also reading It Starts With Food and finding it helpful in understanding the underlying reasoning, which helps keep motivation up. As I understand it, the idea is to eliminate all inflammatory foods and then slowly introduce ingredients to gauge their effect on our body. Given this, why are red meats allowed as part of whole30? The link between animal fats and inflammation has been established well beyond doubt, and so is its harmful effect on the gut bacterial fauna (which in turn leads to inflammation and tissue damage). Grilling it only makes the effect more potent. So why are *any* animal products allowed (instead of merely cutting down on dairy) as part of whole30? Has anyone here who has, e.g., arthritis or IBS here noticed difference after whole30 with vs without animal products? Thanks! Rahul