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  1. New and starting to struggle

    Hi Everyone, I’m new to whole 30, only 5 days in. I chose to start the program because I want to lose weight, I want to clear up my skin and I’m getting married in 6 months and want to start this new chapter with better control of my life and habits. Things have been going really well, following the rules, I’ve been really positive and noticing a difference In how i feel but tonight my fiancé dropped a bomb on me that his work schedule is changing giving us only 1 day together during the week. This upset me especially since the wedding is 6 months out and he and I are planning together. This news depressed me and all I want is to eat carbs and sugar. I am a stress eater so it is killing me to know I can’t have a cookie or everything bagel to “settle my nerves”. Does anyone have tips or tricks? thanks! Christine
  2. Good afternoon! I am starting Whole 30 on April 16th. My girlfriends and I are planning, recipe hunting, etc. We would love any ideas or helpful hints as we start! Especially recipes that the entire family will eat :).
  3. Hello everyone! I start my whole30 tomorrow morning and I did some preparing today by shopping! I know sugar is not allowed in the whole30 (duh), but I'm a little confused on something... I was reading labels today at the store, and while sugar wasn't on the ingredient list, the nutrition label said it had sugar in it... so can I have the said item or not? For example, a can of Hannaford Tomato Sauce lists ingredients: "Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Water, Less than 2% of: salt, onion powder, garlic powder, citric acid, natural flavors, dehydrated bell peppers" But in the label it says "Total Sugars 2g" ("Includes 0g Added Sugars) Is this just the natural sugars you get from tomatoes? Should I be more concerned with the ingredient list or the nutrition label (or both)? What if the label DIDN'T say "added sugars"? A few items were like this, so I didn't buy the product just in case (but will need them soon if I want to make what I have planned!) If this is a product I should stay away from, anyone have any recommendations for tomato sauce, tomato paste and canned diced tomatoes? (I live in New England). Also, is there a source/list of products you can scroll through/browse to see what is approved? Little about me: I don't drink coffee, and am considered a social drinker to alcohol and soda (not even once a week!) Bread, pasteries, and ESPECIALLY chocolate are my biggest mountains to climb. Any tips or advice is welcomed! Thanks for reading! ^^ -oh, and I know it's been answered (but can't find it) but is popcorn okay to have? I'm mainly talking about the Skinny Pop brand (the plain/original flavor in particular). I think I read the answer is no, but it was because of the butter in it (which the original does not)
  4. Newbie with a good start!

    Hi, I'm starting kinda fresh, after about 3 weeks of slowly weaning my way off stuff. The gulten, so far, seems to be the best thing I could have done for myself and my knees. I didn't realize the inflammation going on in the joints. Last week I started weaning from sugar, and think it's one of the things that will be challenging. I think the sugar, grains and soy will be the challenge just because of how they sneak into stuff. That was an amazing lesson to learn. Read the labels! I'm happy to get my body back on track, and lose the weight for myself, and not for any other reason. It makes my commitment and my resolve solid and strong. I've already lost some weight just trying to prepare for the day. I've slated my day this coming Thursday. I have a wedding a few weeks down the road, but know that I can hold my own and that I'll have plenty of support...believe it or not. This will be a great 30 days. I'm ready and glad I found a forum. Forums helped me quit smoking. I know they can be great places to hang when the going gets tough. I hope to meet a few of you, and I'll lend my support where and when it is needed. I have my Day By Day and am getting prepared. Hopefully, talk to some of you soon!
  5. Newbie!

    Hello! This will be my first time and first round of whole 30. A good friend of mine asked me if I’d like to join her in what will be her second time around. She spoke highly of it so I immediately began to educate myself with the resources that whole 30 has put to offer. I will also be joined by my husband and I hope to get my son on board as well. It’s been a long time coming that I should be a better steward of my body and to love myself more. I hope to also learn self-discipline. Glad to meet you all!
  6. I feel really confident that I can do this, it's just a matter of getting everything planned out! Eeeeek! Any suggestions? I'm pretty excited! Also, I'm a vegetarian, so if any fellow veggies would like to team up please let me know!
  7. I am starting my Whole30 venture and I’m on day one. I’ve done all the necessary reading but still can’t seem to find if this tea is acceptable. Can anyone help me out? Trader Joe’s organic ginger turmeric tea. It reads “organic licorice” is that licorice root? Is it good to go?
  8. Just saying "HELLO" to my fellow Whole30ers and holding myself accountable by posting my introduction and my intent to start. Looking forward to life changes!! If anyone has any valuable getting started tips I'd greatly appreciate them! Best, Karla
  9. Hi!! I'm starting (AGAIN) on Monday, Feb 19th... I've tried Whole30 twice and failed. I felt so good during and am so mad at myself for not following through. I'm hoping to find another person who is starting on Feb 19th who will want to check in via email daily to help support and hold each other accountable! Let's do this!!
  10. Hi, I started Whole 30 today. I live alone. I just made my first (yum) breakfast. I realize I'm confused. On the one hand the book says for the Spinach Frittata recipe, "Serves 2." (Frankly for ALL the book's recipes it serves 2.) On the other hand the book says to save half for tomorrow's leftover meal. Soooooo, funny question: since I sliced the entire Frittata in half and ate half for breakfast, did I just eat 2 servings or 1? I am unclear if I should 1/2 or 1/4 all the recipes I make, since I am only one person - OR - keep them as is and always eat half of what I cook and save the other half for the left over next day meal. I know and get we are not counting calories etc. I want to ensure that I am not overeating, or eating for two. :-) Clarity is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  11. 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!
  12. Starting January 6!

    Hi I'm new and probably one of the younger members here (15 whoop whoop). Officially starting tomorrow, and since I'm gonna be the only one doing it in my family of 5 I'm looking for a lot of encouragement. Already told my sister to yell at me if I complain lol. I've just become very uncomfortable in my body, and I know I sound like every teenager out there, but I actually want to do something about it. I used to be really fit and in shape, with healthy eating habits, but I feel as if I've lost that. I just really want to get back into routine and I figured this would help. So yeah, new year new me, right? Also, there's a good chance I'll be doing a lot of ranting so please bare with me, and if you have any advice, I would really appreciate it!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!!
  19. 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!
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. 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:
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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!