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  1. Hello!! I couldn't be more excited to get started on the Whole30 challenge. I am 12 weeks pregnant and really counting on what the doctors say to be true about nausea going away soon! I got the Whole30 book right when I found out I was pregnant and then two days later I got hit with terrible nausea and food aversion. I survived on what I could stomach but am so excited to get back on track. Sugar, dairy, bread... you name it I want to eat it all the time. Thats got to change... While I have the time before my husband and I's first kid takes over I figured it would be best to change some habits. My husband is a fantastic support system and he couldn't be more excited for our family to have a food make over. I can't wait to learn from all of you and to start this journey! Lets break some bad habits My only challenge yet is to decide on a start date. I want to dive in but also be realistic about the season we are all currently in. I figured I could update my first post with my start date when I decide on one by this weekend! Thanks in advance for the great support and I hope to return the favor! Megan
  2. Start Date: Jan 1st

    I am getting geared up and ready to get this started! I have been reading as many resources that I can, ordered the Whole30 Day by Day book, and I am going to meal prep my hiney off! My biggest issue will be my family. They aren’t doing this with me so cooking for them will be a challenge but I am up for the task. That and sugar will be the biggest obstacles for me! Any ideas and helpful hints are welcome!
  3. I’m Michelle and today marks Day 2 of my Whole30 personal experiment. I began working on changing my diet with a Paleo approach on October 15. Being lactose intolerant and G6PD (protein) deficient, there were many of the intake restrictions and avoidances that followed the ‘cleaner and healthier for me’ diet that aligned well. I found Whole30 by accident and was interested in trying the experiment. I was foiled by not reading the labels clearly enough when I consumed a green tea that had sugar. Last week I bought and devoured the book, It starts with Food, and decided to get serious about making a commitment to healing my gut and reducing my recurrent digestive issues. Additionally, I have an ischium injury s/p 3+ years (aerial split) that just won’t heal. I’m a former dancer, former runner and occasional weight lifter. For the last 5 years, I’ve spent most of my time doing exercises at home or practicing yoga at various studios. Living in Salt Lake, my family (hubby, 2 active teens and a tween), has access to a myriad of activities (competitive swim, competitive dance, and recreational skiers and hikers) so we’re certainly getting our fair share of burning calories. I’m looking to clean up our kitchen and set an example for healthier living for all of us. I’m excited to be on this ‘enlightened and purposeful’ journey.
  4. Meal Planning for One

    I will be starting Whole 30 January 8, 2018 and ordered It Starts With You & Whole 30-Day Guide books to begin embracing the process. I have never tried to be on a dedicated plan except 10 years ago when I did Weight Watchers on my own. I did end up losing too much weight in a small amount of time. I am a small framed person, runner and triathlete and constantly have injuries and inflammation issues so after much research, I believe Whole 30 will be the right plan for me. My husband will not join in my Whole 30 journey as he is also a runner and triathlete, and he will never give up some unhealthy food and beverages as I have tried for many years. He is however, supporting me in my quest to get healthy and address my health issues. It will be even an added bonus if I can lose a few pounds in my mid-section. How do I go about doing Whole 30 for just me? I don't see a lot of information regarding how to prep for one person. I don't want to buy so much food and have to waste it. I have been meal prepping for years and I don't believe that will be an issue for me. I really need some recommendations, guidance, resources and tips that will be beneficial for one person to be on the Whole 30 plan. I do extremely well with structure and schedule ( like my training schedule my husband creates and I use daily), and just want to be able to go to one place for meal plans and not have to spend a lot of time thinking about what to shop for, cook etc. Pre-printed plans for one person would be ideal. Is there anything like this? I am excited to commit to Whole 30 as I know I have the drive and dedication when it comes to training and races, so I hope I can be successful with sticking with it. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi everyone! I just started my Whole 30 today. I spent hours researching whole 30, looking up recipes and meal planning, making a grocery list, and actually cooking! I am excited to make this lifestyle change but also nervous for what lies ahead. My main motivations are: lose weight, improve my energy levels and health, sleep better at night, and overall be happier. I am nervous about cravings for carbs and sugar, feeling full and satisfied, and keeping up with food prepping. I am hoping I have the willpower to withstand all the sugary snacks and drinks in the office kitchens at work and not give into temptation. Any tips or tricks are appreciated for this newbie!
  6. Observations on Week 1

    My husband and I are starting Day 8 today! So far, our journey has been interesting and (mostly) fun. Here are some quick observations I've had over the last week: About 75% of this is scratch cooking, which is all my mom ever did. I'm realizing how lazy we've gotten. The other 25% involves ingredients my mom never heard of, like tahini and coconut milk sour cream, but she would've loved experimenting with all of it! The things people do with cauliflower, my goodness... I'm pretty sure that I haven't gone a full week without alcohol since I stopped nursing my youngest, which was 21 years ago. And I'm surprised by how little I'm missing it. We might never buy ranch dressing from the store again. Did I mention that I dig coconut milk sour cream? I'm not tempted to get on the scale, but I am tempted to run the numbers to see how much we're saving by not eating out. Week 1, however, is probably a draw because we stocked up on so many new items at the more expensive health food grocer. A sentiment from one of the rougher moments of the past week: Do you know why people eat sandwiches? BECAUSE THEY'RE F-ING CONVENIENT. I'm really grateful for all the online support. Thank, Amy
  7. Whole30 New Start 11/12/17

    Hello Community, I am Savannah B. I am in Orlando FL getting ready to start the Whole 30 for the first time. I heard about the Whole 30 program via Melissa's interview on the mindbodygreen podcast and I was hooked. I've looked over the website a bit and finally decided this past week to buy the book and do the program. I am doing this because I want more energy. I am training to run (another) half marathon in January and I hope after that to train to run (another) full marathon in Sep/Oct of next year. I know that with my previous races a lack of any kind of responsible nutritional program slowed me down and caused a lot of unnecessary pain during training and the race. I want to improve my performance but I also want to just improve my life. I believe, wholeheartedly, that food is where it starts. What we put into our bodies affects what we get out of them, and I think that by doing the Whole 30 and reseting myself nutritionally I can positively impact other areas of my life that are lacking because of poor input. I am excited to get started and get prepped and I am looking forward to engaging with this community as I go on. I welcome your support and encouragement. xoxo SB
  8. Starting tomorrow!

    Hi, I'm Denise. I have prepped 10 whole 30 freezer meals that will go into the crock pot for family dinners. Now I feel ready to start tomorrow.
  9. This is my first Whole30. I have read the book about a month ago and think I am now ready to start. A weeks worth of food for me is around 350.00. Is that normal? Any tips, suggestions, and/or help is GREATLY appreciated!! I am excited, but nervous.
  10. I’m pretty excited about starting my first whole30 after purchasing the book over a year ago. Just after any advice or tips please on how to face those mid afternoon sugar cravings? I am totally addicted to sugar and I’m hoping the whole 30 will help me with that in particular! Thank you!
  11. This is my first Whole30 and I am SUPER excited! I started out on this journey after a pretty indulgent summer. To be completely honest, I thought it would be a great weight loss tool. Then a friend said "If you're going to do it, read the book!" So, I did. And boy am I glad I did! I was so inspired! This journey has become about so much more. I only get this one body and its time I start being good to it! And that starts with hitting the reset button with the Whole30 and then really listening to my body, what it wants and needs, how it feels, and how what I put into it effects me. All that being said....its day two and I feel TERRIBLE! Well, not too terrible. Its really just this massive headache. I'm in good spirits though! I've wrapped my head around the fact that the headache is coming from withdrawal. But my sugar dragon can huff and puff all it wants! IT WILL NOT WIN! My name is Susan and its so nice to be here. Thanks in advance for all of your support! LET'S DO THIS!!!
  12. Hallooo! I'm Cecile (pronounced si-SEE-ul) and I'm sorta new. Well, new to the forum. I'm in my mid 60s. I'd been seeing stuff on Pintrest about Whole30 for quite a while before deciding to check it out. Like I said, I'm in my mid 60s. My mom was a big proponent of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle most of life, so that, naturally, rubbed off on me. Though as knowledgeable as I was, and still am, my diet didn't show it. I have always had an insatiable sweet tooth and love to bake. Back when I drank coffee it would be more like coffee syrup because of all the sugar I put in it to make it pallitable. I've since stopped drinking coffee because it would make my stomach upset and I'd get diarrhea. I now tell people I'm allergic to coffee. Though now I'm thinking it was all the sugar that gave me problems. But, as a result of all the mostly unhealthy eating I was doing, I ended up weighing over 425 lbs. I don't know how much over because it was difficult to find a doctor's scale that went over 350. If it weren't for my fiancé's doctor's office and their digital scale I would never have known how high my weight had gotten. Fourteen years ago I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee and have been wanting to get a knee replacement, but because of my weight no orthopedist would do it. In fact I had one tell me that I was a malpractice lawsuit waiting to happen. Needless to say I never saw him again. But it's been a struggle. At least now my orthopedist says he'll consider it if I lose weight and get my BMI down closer to 40%. Then, about 6 years ago, I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I started paying more attention to what I was eating an tried to get more exercise by walking, but the arthritis made it difficult. I tried to use My Fitness Pal, but it got to be a pain inputting all the ingredients of what I was eating. Though I have to say that the reprogrammed foods from chain restaurants was eye-opening as to the number of calories in them. I did drop some pounds and managed to get to around 380. In June of last year I got a Fitbit to help motivate me to move more, which helped a lot. And then about a year ago I finally looked into Whole30. Wow! I printed out all the informational PDFs and showed it to my Primary Care Practitioner. She looked it over and gave me the green light. I haven't been able to do a complete month because of family concerns and budget issues, but I have managed to do a couple of Whole7s and I have noticed a differences in how my body feels and reacts when I eat anything I couldn't eat on Whole30. And the large drops of weight has been a bonus. Since January I've dropped another 30+ pounds, so overall I've dropped 63 pounds. I hope to be able to do a full Whole30 in October, fingers crossed. Anyway, Thanks for listening.
  13. I struggle with endometriosis, fatigue and many other health issues. I have a hard time staying committed to healthy choices
  14. October 1st...

    Starting my whole30 October 1st. Tired of needing meds to eat and sleep! Read The Whole 30 book, and been studying up for the last few weeks. Going to do my shopping on Friday and major food prep on Saturday/Sunday. I am hoping to keep it simple.
  15. One day success, 29 to go

    Started today and already it's a huge success. 29 days to go. Rather, one day towards a new way of eating. Ready for the challenge.
  16. Starting tomorrow, 9/11

    Hi fellow Whole-30ers! I'm new to this forum and to Whole 30. For the most part, I eat about 80% Paleo but have "fallen off the wagon" the past year. I'm really looking to regain my focus and develop a healthy relationship with food and eating in general. My start date is tomorrow! I love carbs and sweets and am usually a heavy night eater, so any tips on how to help the transition and stay on track is greatly appreciated!
  17. Planning our Start Date for Whole30

    My husband and I will be starting Whole30 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. As retirees, we've fallen into some lazy habits and want to feel healthier, more energetic, and thinner - of course! I feel optimistic because we have several friends that have succeeded in transforming their lives on Whole30 and they are our inspiration. I know, as partners, my husband and I can do the same!
  18. Started today (W30R1D1)

    Hi everyone, I prepped a ton of roasted veggies and chicken yesterday so I'm off to a good start. My goal is to make prepping a habit so that after the whole 30 I will continue to bring my lunch every day. I don't expect to have any sugar cravings since I don't eat sugar now. My two Achilles's heels are alcohol and eating out. The former will be hard for a few days but I know from experience after the first week I'll stop wanting a drink, the latter will be hard all 30 days. I cook and eat healthy at home, but my schedule often keeps me away from home at the dinner hour so eating out happens fairly often. Guess we'll see how it goes! =)
  19. Day 2

    Stressing about calories today...looking up stories of weight gain etc and feeling super foggy
  20. #SeptemberWhole30

    Hey everyone! On the cusp of my 30th birthday, suffering from migraines and asthma, my boyfriend and I have decided to tackle the Whole30 together! We were originally going to do it in November, and after double checking calendars and training schedules (we are both runners with numerous race events we've already paid for, so we didn't want to struggle and feel we had wasted our money), we decided to move our start date up, to September 4th! Little did we know, there'd be a big movement to have as many people as possible participating in the month of September! This will be coming days after our second overnight relay in the month of August (CLR and Hood to Coast), AND my 30th birthday! What better way to start off a new decade than with improving my health?! I am committing to this challenge in hopes of getting my nutrition on point as a runner, to rewire my brain about food and cravings, and to hopefully discover trigger foods for my migraines and asthma! I will be chronicling this journey for us via Instagram - @rundrinknerd - feel free to follow along! We look forward to getting inspired by all of you, sharing our journey, and hopefully inspiring others to take the challenge! Cheers! Alison
  21. Starting 9/2 - gearing up

    HI All, I am doing Whole30 for the first time and have picked September 2 as my start date. I work in higher education, so this gets me through the first week of the semester, which I usually work extra hours. I knew starting before them would set myself up for failure. I am looking forward to slaying the sugar dragon! Sara
  22. Hungry but can't eat

    Hi Everyone! I am new the the Whole30 plan and I am on day 3. I'm having a weird issue...I think. I'm hungry but the idea of eating sounds really unappealing to me. I only ate half of my lunch yesterday because I just couldn't bring myself to get the rest down. I only had a small salad for dinner as well. And the thing is, I AM eating things I enjoy and would have gladly eaten before I started this plan. I am hungry and my energy is low as a result but I just cannot eat anything. Additionally, I there is no way I'm dehydrated (as friends have suggested), I drink about 80-100 oz. of water per day and have been for months) Anyone else have this problem?
  23. Day 13 crash

    I'm on Day 13 of my first Whole30, and I am slumping hard. I've experienced some afternoon sluggishness on previous days, but today I've been foggy, tired, etc, since this morning. There happen to be some dates in my office leftover from a party, and I ate two to jump start an energy boost, but I REALLY don't want to make that a regular thing, since that's what I would do with a cookie, chips, etc, to wake myself back up in the afternoon in my pre-whole30 days. Here's what I've had to eat today so far: Breakfast: 2 nom nom paleo's Proscuitto Egg cups, hand full of strawberries, hand full of blueberries w/coconut flakes sprinkled on top Morning Snack (I haven't needed most days, but I had some stomach rumbling around 10:30 am) : 2 hard boiled eggs Lunch: 1 chicken thigh with skin on, 1 sweet potato, rest of plate filled with green beans (i Had a second chicken thigh with me, but I got full so I stopped eating) Plus the two dates I ate in response to my crash... Liquids: 2 12 oz cans of mango La Croix 1 Large mug of organic ginger green tea (it didn't help) 1 32 oz Yeti full of water (working on my second for the day now. I am to drink two throughout my work day) Thanks!
  24. Starting July 15th

    I am so excited to start this program. I have played around with it for a couple of weeks; had issues with missing stuff embedded in labels and recipes that didn't quite come out so well. I had given up on cooking; nothing tasted all that great and with a full time job with many hours away from home (where my heart truly was) fast food became a staple. Now at 63 and over weight my entire life, I believe I can do this. Most programs, not only are you encouraged to eat grains and processed foods, but they restrict foods that many of us struggle to give up, like potatoes and fruit. It's been so long since I thought it was okay to eat some real foods types. I look forward to getting to know many of you and learning from each other. Are there any other folks out there from Oklahoma? COMPARED TO MANY OTHER THINGS IN LIFE WE'RE FORCED TO DEAL WITH, THIS IS DOABLE!!! Best wishes to all newbies like me. Rebecca