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  1. New! Started today :)

    Hello everyone! My name is Alexis and I live in NC. I started whole30 today thanks to my amazing friend Molly who is doing it as well. I started CrossFit a year ago and I’ve loved every dying minute of it. But! I haven’t exactly changed my diet to complement my workout regimen. So while I can tell I’m getting stronger and I’m seeing progress during my workouts. I look the same. I’ve struggled my whole life with body image and body positivity and it doesn’t help that I’m addicted to sugar (as most people are — it’s more addictive than cocaine!). I’m ready to make a positive change in my life. While I’m excited about seeing my body change, I’m more excited about how I’M going to change and I’m so thankful for my supportive friends and the whole30 community! So here we go!
  2. Hello world. I will be doing, not attempting, nor trying, the whole30 reset program for 30 days starting February 1st. I'm terrified because I know that I am a huge snacker and have a giant sweet tooth. But I know my body needs this, so I am starting to plan. I hope to find a buddy to help me through this because I know I will not be able to do it without support. Thanks for reading!
  3. Day 1 Worries

    So coming to the end of the first day of my January whole30. There has been so much temptation already. My husband is a big "whole30" skeptic and isn't very helpful when I mention I cannot have something he is having. (He's a picky eater so my love of my new fav whole30 recipes, like cauliflower fried rice is not shared. He is also very pro-dairy, pro-rice and wheat). Also, I feel like I am snacking on nuts between all meals so I stay full. I feel this might be a bad sign? I work the next two nights: I'm a night shift RN so it should be interesting how cravings play out. I'm taking a lot of pointers from paleobailey although she just announced she's leaving her job to become a full time blogger. (Congrats Bailey!) I'm going to lunch with my family tomorrow (CAVA. Anyone have one near them?) and I am not sure how to approach ordering. Do I need to ask about seasoning on the meat? I hate to be that person...Does anyone go to CAVA and can you tell me what I can order?!?! Basically I just need to feel normal and feeling pretty abnormal.
  4. Hi everyone, today was my first day and first time on Whole30. I made it through just fine, never feeling hungry, and only in the evening was tempted to eat something else. But the temptation was very mild and easy to ignore. I have to say that signing up for Real Plans made the first grocery shopping trip so much easier! I am hoping this will power will last through tomorrow and the next few weeks. I am single, so when choosing the meals, I put them in as a double meal so I will have leftovers. But I am still shocked at how big a singleserving of those meals is. Hopefully I am not eating too much! Is anyone else starting today?
  5. New W30 - started 10-19-17

    Hello all! I'm new to W30 and am on day 6. Quick bio: male, 53, Type 2 diabetic. My primary goal, aside from better overall health, is to improve my blood glucose levels. I'm skinny and reasonably fit so weight loss is not a concern. Other goals are to identify/reduce/eliminate periodic symptoms that I occasionally experience. A year and a half ago, I did a 30 day grain elimination trial with noticeable and documented results, but then my depression kicked into overdrive and I fell off track. For a long time, I had observations of how certain foods affect my system but they've always been just below the point of requiring immediate change and had come to accept them as the normal me. The medical system seems to support that 'normal' by prescribing meds rather than insisting diet change. Over the years, I've read many related books, but ISWF says it in a way that made me to really want it.
  6. Hi my name is Mary and I just started my SeptemberWhole30. This is my first Whole30 and I just finished day 2. I have been "starting" this program for awhile now and just kept putting it off another day, week, month. So I decided I have to just start today and if I fall off then I start over until I complete the whole30. My goal is to stick with it without restarting and I will try my best to do it. I will update as I can and am making myself post daily on twitter, facebook and instagram to keep my motivation going and keep me accountable.
  7. Starting August 1st

    Planning a few weeks out to start August 1st. I'm very excited and know this will be an amazing journey. Who is with me? Go team!!
  8. New to Whole 30

    Hi! I'm Sarah! I've done variations of clean eating to paleo-ish, but first time doing Whole 30. Haven't had roadblocks (yet), but did battle headaches and continue to be in a bit of energy slump - I went to bed at 8pm yesterday because I was depleted. Hoping to read good things from everyone. Wish me luck!
  9. Hello! I am super excited to start the whole 30 tomorrow and am following the autoimmune protocol as I have Hashimotos Disease & recently diagnosed with Connective Tissue Disease which is Lupus like. I am a busy business owner/mom and decided to have my meals premade by premade paleo so I can follow the strict guidelines. Thanks for listening!
  10. Greetings / Newbie

    Hello all, my name is Ryan and I'm a intern architect as well as a watercolor artist in Dallas, Texas. I heard about Whole30 from a friend at work. After researching and convincing myself along with my girlfriend to try this, our journey begins tomorrow! I just wanted to introduce myself and say hey. Would love to have some Whole30 support friends if there are any other newbies out there starting around the same time or something! Also, any thoughts for someone who does a lot of strength training and cycling / spin? Looking for something after workouts to help in place of protein drinks. I had a rough moto injury 2 years ago and broke my collar bone so looking to help with the continued inflammation of that, seasonal allergies, and my super sensitive skin. Best, Ryan
  11. Joined a farmshare that starts May 31 so that's a good start--get to pick up my veggies on the farm Wednesdays after work so I am excited about that! Any tips that you've learned along the way to pass on to a newbie? Will scour the comments, especially for easy lunch and breakfast ideas. Would love some folks to check in with for accountability or to cry to about not having milk in my coffee (for just a day or 2!) Good thing I am a yoga teacher--I can do some of this:
  12. Hey everyone! Happy to be here! My physio recommended this program to me as it may help reduce my aches and pains. I suffer from a bad back which is putting quite a dampener on my life currently. Im really nervous but have began preperations as best I can, including this very post! I have the book, which I am reading through currently. There appears to be a wealth of information on this forum as well so I already feel well supported. I am not a good cook, so the purchasing of ingredients and cooking them fills me with dread...but I an do it! Happy to meet you all! Trev.
  13. Newbie - Day 5... Woah

    Okay, so I'm gliding through the first four days of my first whole 30! More energy, better mood, clear headed and just healthier, then came day five. It actually started last night on the evening of day four. I was so tired, I had all of these plan for my Sunday night (my usual rituals to prepare for the week which includes grocery shopping) but I couldn't move once I sat on the couch. I was so exhausted I ended up in bed at 8pm then slept until 6am and am still exhausted. On top of it all, my stomach and bowel movements seem to be... not the best. I know in the blog article about what to expect, this can be normal. Curious if you all experienced this too and if you have any ways to stay energized while you go through this phase. Thank you!
  14. Start Date Dilemma

    Hi all! I'm new here. I've been reading the Whole30 book and wanted to start Monday (5/8) however we had an insane weekend of parties and events and didn't have time to meal plan or shop. I purchased a subscription to the meal planning website that is suggested and have a plan set on there. I want to start today but I still haven't been able to shop. The trouble is that I have two small kids and going on a weekday means having to bring them both which is pretty distracting. I have had a compliant breakfast and lunch with food I already had in the house. I am hoping to make it to the store by dinner though my kids have decided to take opposite naps so that's not looking too promising. My dilemma is this... I'm feeling pretty rushed and a bit overwhelmed with trying to shop and prep today and would probably be much better prepared if I shopped over the weekend and did a full prep. The biggest problem is that I have a trip on June 10th to go out of town for a baby shower so I was hoping to be in reintroduction phase by then in case there is something served at the shower that is not on plan but could be part of reintroduction. I know I'll have no control over the shower food. My friend mentioned it is family style Italian food. What would you ladies and gents do? I haven't given up on starting today just yet. I'm staying compliant until I decide one way or the other. I know my other option would probably be to start when I get back from the shower but I really don't want to wait that long. I'm so ready to change my habits and feel better! Thanks!
  15. 5/6/2017 Start

    Hello everyone! I am new around hear and will be starting my R1D1 tomorrow (5/6/17) I have been using a different program and it has helped me tremendously. I've lost the last 30 lbs I needed to and was feeling pretty good. But I still have gut issues, arthritis pain, joint pain and fatigue something fierce. I found this program and am hoping that it'll help and I'll be able to start feeling the way I did when I started the last program. If anyone else is starting around this time and would like to be accountability buddies I'd love that!! I'm really excited about being able to cook and eat three meals, as my last program was replacement shakes (they worked great but I think are part of the gut issue) and I only ate one actual meal a day. I'm also still have serious cravings for junk!!
  16. Hello Everyone! I'm Julie. I'm new here. I started on April 1, 2017. I started Whole30 on the suggestion from my acupuncturist. I'm in the process of being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and she thought it would be a good answer for my widespread pain and chronic fatigue. Things have been going really well, and I feel pretty great! I didn't really experience the severe detoxing feelings I was expecting, and the first couple weeks weren't so bad at all! I think part of it is that I'm so used to feeling so crummy all the time, that the detox feeling I WAS getting - I would trade for my "normal" fibro-feelings ANY day. Also, I KNOW that I went into it with the right mindset to do this. I took the suggestions from the book: I read my book, I did my homework, I chose a good time to start it, and made sure to PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE! But my main focus that has kept me going is the hope and excitement of just feeling better! My head is 100% in this game! If it's OK - I would like to share my experience so that others don't make the same mistake I did. I just want to say this ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING!!! LABEL READ! LABEL READ! LABEL READ! I'm sure you already know this, but I just want to reiterate it - because it's SUCH an easy mistake to make. I unfortunately learned this the VERY hard way. I was on Day 13 - feeling great - staying motivated - eating delicious healthy food. I had gotten into a great groove with food prep and experimenting with new recipes and gaining confidence in things like making my own ghee and hollandaise sauce. Then I made 1 fatal error. For dinner on Day 13 - I was making sauteed shrimp, which I had done several times before. I went to the fridge to pull out my homemade ghee - and in the door I saw this delicious "famous kream mustard" that is just to die for. Without thinking - I took it out and mixed a dollop of it in with my shrimp. I don't EVEN know where my head was. Maybe I thought - I can have mustard - and that's where the thought ended. Maybe I had gotten too confident and comfortable in my plan and just didn't even think to look at the label. Three-quarters of the way through my wonderfully delicious meal, thinking about what a great flavor the mustard added - my stomach and my heart sunk. I realized - I didn't read that darn label! I have read EVERY SINGLE OTHER LABEL of everything I had eaten up to that point - but I missed one. I sat there for several minutes because my legs felt like they were made of lead. I didn't want to get up and read the label just to find out what I pretty much already knew - that there was something in it not allowed on the program. I finally stood up, slowly marched into the kitchen, with a big sigh opened the refrigerator door, and painfully pulled out the jar. There it was: cane sugar and soybean oil. It's amazing where your mind goes in that moment. "It was such a small amount. Do I REALLY have to start over? If I don't tell anyone, then nobody will know, so I didn't really make a mistake and I can just keep going. It couldn't have affected me that bad, right? It's not like I ate a whole pizza and drank a bunch of Pepsi! What if I go throw it up really quick - does that count?" OF COURSE THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER! I was surprised my brain even took me down that path! I would just be cheating myself. And I wouldn't find out what I set out to learn with this plan: what foods make me feel like total crud every single day, and cause me to have so much pain and discomfort and fatigue. So I texted my acupuncturist - knowing I was really just confirming what I already knew: I had to start over. (I joked about celebrating with a Pepsi. Might as well make my mistake worth it! I did not have a Pepsi.) She told me not to beat myself up, and that an extra 13 days of eating the healthiest I've ever eaten is not a bad thing. She's right. I also knew this deep down. I was just more disappointed in myself for not reading that darn label like I had done 100 times before. I had been perfect on this plan, and due to one little bitty accidental slip up - it had huge effects - and I was having to start over. I was absolutely deflated. I had a good cry when my husband got home from work that night - you know - the kind with the giant, hot, alligator tears that stream down your face from a faucet you can't shut off? That kind. I had worked so hard! I told him what had happened and how disappointed I was in myself, but the lesson was learned, and I was starting right back up at breakfast the next morning. He said, "Really? You're not even going to just give yourself the weekend?" I replied, "NOPE! I'm just going to keep going like this never happened, but now my plan is 43 days. It's now Whole43." And then he did exactly what I needed him to do. He gave me a big hug, also said to not beat myself up about it, and said he had actually gained even more respect for me, and was really impressed by my integrity, in that even with such a small, accidental mistake - I was following the rules and starting over. He was 100% supportive, and that's what I needed. (And thankfully it wasn't day 28!) So April 14 became Day 1... again. HUGE LESSON LEARNED!!! Thank you for letting me share my story. I just hope that it helps SOMEONE out there to not make the same mistake I did. Happy Whole30!!! #readlables
  17. I'm Lou. New to the forum. Start my whole 30 on Monday. HELLO!
  18. Hi- I'm just about ready to try this thing. My history tells me I can take off weight but cannot keep it off. A few past challenges I have had have included giving into stress-related temptations, setting unrealistic goals, and obsessing about the numbers on the scale. I'm a 51yo woman, happily married and have about 60lbs to let go of to be at a normal body weight. I'm definitely a sugar and carb junkie. I'd love to find someone to connect with who has similar weight loss goals and start this thing together. I've not had any real luck with getting any friends to get on board. Let me know if this sounds like you!
  19. Hi there, I'm Alicia, and I have a sugar addiction. Seriously, it is the worst it has ever been. I constantly crave for it, even though I know on some level that it's what's sapping away at my body's potential. I am too young to be feeling lethargic and icky like I do, all the time. I'm I also just feel terrible, like sapped of any inclination or interest in life. The last few months I've been noticing myself slowly outgrowing all my clothes. I look in the mirror and don't recognize my figure, and it only exacerbates my crappy feelings. My body was once able to bounce back from poor food choices, but it's had enough, and it shows. So reading "It starts with food" was a light bulb moment. It seems so obvious but learning the science of it turns what I used to believe about sugar/diet into what I definitively KNOW. I hope I'll be able to get support/motivation from these forums, as I'll be embarking on the whole30 journey without any friends or family. I'm on Day2 and doing well! I actually started four days ago though I slipped on my first Day2, but learned from my mistake. My cravings are the worst at night, late night, and my screwed up sleeping habits are probably making things much worse. My breakfast and dinner meals have been pretty large though, and I don't feel hungry during afternoon hours. Should I make it a point to still have a small lunch, even though I'm not hungry? Thanks for reading!
  20. Hello Hello! April 3 2017!

    Hi there! I'm 31 and starting my first Whole30. A few friends have done it and seen benefits, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon! I'm a single guy living with two roommates, and want to start learning how to eat better. I've bought the cookbook as well as the WHole30 book, and i'm digesting it over the month of march to better understand the thing! if anyone has any advice, specifically on [free] apps and services that will help organize my meal plan/shopping list, etc, that'd be great! Looking forward to April!
  21. Right let's do this...

    Hello all Just started a new life adventure in France so thought we would adopt a healthy new lifestyle to go with it. We've been living as expats in Africa for 5 years - completely loved it but the lifestyle was so naughty & both hubbie & I have gained a lot of weight as well as bad eating habits. So, Page 1 of the new chapter. Started today - although only arrived at 3am this morning at the house so we are finding our way & slightly panicking about what we can & can't do. Plus navigating around French supermarkets - all exciting & different. Excited to do this - well today I am. Let's see what tomorrow brings.....
  22. Hiiiii! I'm a college student who is embarking on Whole30 as a detox for my body and spirit during Lent soooo starting tomorrow! This will be my first (but hopefully not last) time doing whole30, and I would love feedback on my first week meal plan -- bigger meals? different ingredients? seasonings not included in description btw! thank ya Whole 30 week 1.pdf
  23. Starting today! 2/6/17

    It's day one, and I am excited about what the next 30 days will bring. This is my second attempt at the Whole 30, and I want it to be successful. 2017 is the year I get back to finding me again, and making the effort to take care of me. I can't be the best mom, wife, co-worker, friend, if I do not spend some time on myself. Glad to be here and looking forward to this adventure and support in having others along for the ride!
  24. Start Date: February 1

    Hi all, I'm new to the Whole 30, need lots of support to change my habits, as I am flying solo in my house. My family supports me, and yet they want to continue to have the comfort foods they want.
  25. Started today: January 3

    So, I officially started today; I had to go shopping yesterday to stock up. So far, so good. I ate so many different of vegetables: zucchini, shallots, avocado (not technically a veg, I know), savoy cabbage, celery, carrots, delicata squash, golden beets, onions, & rainbow chard. It feels so good to put the focus on plants & proteins. I am new to Whole30, but not to grain-free, sometimes, dairy-free, and Paleo eating. This past year, my food got all wacko again and I started eating wheat/ gluten again after about 4 years of not. I have Crohn's Disease and I know diet is key to helping me feel good. I am going to avoid nightshades as well for the next 30 day, but going to keep eating eggs because they are such a go-to protein. My husband and son won't be doing it with me, but our meals are usually based on protein & veggies, they may just have added bread or rice. I wanted to do Whole30 months ago but we were moving, and then the holidays, blah, blah. Now my kitchen is unpacked, holidays are over, I have an Instant Pot and the willingness. 1 Comment