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  1. My name is Maggie and I have been really disappointed in my health since I began college. Before I started college, I rarely drank, slept regularly, exercised regularly, and ate relatively healthy (although my 17 year old metabolism is completely different than my 22 year old metabolism). I am now entering my 4th year of college and beginning an internship in Dallas. I have been thinking about doing Whole30 since I saw it pop up on my Facebook a few years ago, but never as seriously as I am now. I have not been happy with my weight and have tried to do different things to fix that, not realizing that my diet is the one thing I need to change, not only for my weight, but for my general health. After reading The Whole30, I realized a slew of health problems I have accumulated from my horrible eating habits, even while living off campus in my apartment. I never even thought about my diet affecting this, but I fully believe that my allergies, irritability, severe anxiety, depression, and sleep deprivation have gotten much worse since I began college because of my diet of mostly pizza and wine. It's not even about the weight loss anymore. If I can feel happier and healthier with my current beer belly, why shouldn't I? I am fully committed to Whole30. I have thrown away everything off the list in my apartment, and my boyfriend is fully on board with my commitment to the plan but I feel like my friends and family are not as supportive. I really would appreciate this forum to sort of hover around me when I begin June 1st and help me through this journey because this is going to be hard, but not as hard as writing a 30 page term paper in 2 days.
  2. Hey my name is Evy. I’m was going to start today BUT I didn’t plan very well and wanted to just rush in. I’ve taken under advisement from a couple friends who have done it before and obviously this site, that that wouldn’t be the best way to meet my goal so I’m using the weekend to write up a meal plan for a month and to go shopping. When I first started thinking about doing this my fiancé was going to do it with me but he has since backed out. I was wondering if anyone had experience with that and how hard it was, and maybe some pointers on what to watch out for. Given I won’t be able to go through the kitchen and have a complete whole30 kitchen. I also work at a coffee shop as a baker, however I’ve worked there for over three years and have grown ALMOST immune to the things I bake. Anyway, I’m very excited to start this journey and to find out some things about my body and mind.
  3. Is anyone else starting on the 15th?? This is my 1st time doing Whole30.
  4. Hi everyone! I did my first Whole30 this year, Feb and am currently R2D6. I mostly stayed on program in-between and now that I have (some still in progress) read the books and re read some, I am excited to work the Food Freedom post 30 days! I am considering becoming a coach b/c I simply LOVE everything about this program and what it has done for my health and wellness. I own a yoga studio in Louisiana and already have requests to host a studio wide Whole30. I have a lot of weight to lose but am committed to trusting the process and focusing on health benefits and NSV's! I am excited to explore this forum and connect with this community! Lori
  5. Hello there! I'm a newbie to Whole 30 starting in a week. I wanted to give myself some time to plan meals, get my pantry in order, educate myself, read the books, and find recipes. If you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them! I especially concerned about eating out. Each week, my company takes all of it's employees out to lunch. You get assigned to a small group and can go out anywhere the group chooses. I'm worried about getting to a restaurant and having to ask the waiter a million questions about food prep, or ending up accidentally getting something non-compliant. Any tips about cuisines that tend to be more Whole30 friendly than others? Any other blogs or sites you love to follow for tips or recipes?
  6. Hi! first time doing Whole30 and honestly i have seen great things so far in terms of allergies and almost completely elimating painful sinus headaches. I feel like I’m in the groove and making better food decisions but still ... i cheated and got on the scale and immediate depression. No weight loss. Is this normal? I’m also not really working out at the moment. Stomach seems flatter but honestly kinda bummed. 31YO. Thanks!!!
  7. Marie C

    starting tomorrow

    Hi I'm a newbie starting tomorrow. Excited but nervous. started reading the books and guidelines and getting ready last few days. We'll see how it goes, the testimonials etc are amazing. Friend of mine lost 60 pounds in nine months and she looks AMAZING and she works full time and has large family so I figured if she can do it so can I!
  8. Laurenacc

    Harissa ingredients...

    I think they are ok but when they say “spices”, I wonder what they are using and if they include noncompliant ingredients...same with tomato paste? Citric acid I think is ok?
  9. LauraKY

    Easy Lunch Ideas

    Hi All~ Newbie here. I have read the entire Whole30 book and just bought and read Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook. I wanted to come to you all to see if you could give me suggestions for some tasty, easy lunches. I don't want salads everyday. I am really picky (which I realize I will have to overcome during this). I am used to eating sandwich, chips and fruit for lunch everyday. So if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Laura (first Whole30 coming 5/2/18)
  10. Anyone else starting 4/9/18? It's my first Whole 30 so I'd love the support from other folks starting around the same time as me. Don't have an in-person buddy to go through it with.
  11. Hi Everyone! I am beginning Whole30 today, May 7th, 2018! This is my first Whole30 and I am hoping there are others out there who can connect on here as well! I know lots of people started May 1st. Would love to connect with you too! Here's to a great first week (or second for some of you!) Let's keep each other motivated and show love and support! Best, Laura
  12. Badweatherva

    1st Whole30 started 4/20

    Started my 1st Whole 30 on 4/20. It's 4/21 and I had a great run this morning and didn't feel too overly hungry. I was however a bit overwhelmed by the thought of leaving the house with no food (I am an RN and worked 16 hrs of the first day so I came prepared) I will say I have had the WORST and most CONSTANT headache all day. Nothing has fixed it. That being said I have a huge sweet tooth and survive on hospital coffee and diet coke. I tried eating some fruit and drinking black coffee thinking the natural sugar or coffee would help, but nope. Calling it a night and ready for day 3 tommorow! C.
  13. My name is Kaitlyn and I am very excited to start my first whole30 journey on 4/23! But as excited as I am I’m also equally as nervous! This passed year I have felt very sluggish and have had horrible cravings and am so quick to edulge in them so I am hoping someone could join me and we can continue to hold each other accountable. I have always been a picky eater and choose the easy and unhealthy options so I am excited to try new things and start a healthier and happier lifestyle. I have done so much reading and research but I am still so nervous so I would love to have people to chat with knowing I’m doing the right things! I have loved seeing all of the love and support posted on here and can’t wait to start this whole30 journey!
  14. Farm Cooking

    Let Me Introduce Myself

    Hi y'all! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sheri. I live on a 1-acre homestead, and I committed myself to doing whole30 because of severe stomach and gallbladder issues. I just finished my first round of whole 30, and am presently working on the Reintroduction phase. Because of severe pain I know that doing this for just 30 days will not be enough to heal my digestive system! So, I'm planning on a whole30, or 60, or even 90! Most likely, because of the progress I have already had, I expect this will be a lifetime gig! I'm okay with that! - Being healthy and pain free is a good thing! I even have plans to turn the whole northwest section of my small farm into a whole 30 compliant garden! Looking forward to meeting others who are on this same journey! Here's to better health! ~ Sheri
  15. Hi all! Just wanted to say hi and that I am happy to be here fresh into day 2. So far, so good - today I don't feel great but I don't feel terrible either. Excited and nervous to see what the new 29+ days hold, any recommendations are welcome! I have been feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin for so long and I am so ready for a change. I am hoping this is what I need to start in a new direction. Wish me luck!
  16. Hi all, I was planning on starting today, April 1st, but it seems like a bunch of people are starting tomorrow since today is Easter. I am really looking for an accountability buddy to check in with each day just to help me stay on track. This is my first Whole 30, though I did the Hyman 10-Day Sugar Detox and then stayed on it for 7 weeks. Been on a sugar binge these past few weeks and just feel terrible, so I know that I want to get back to basics. I am a 45 year old music teacher from San Jose, and I love to hike, mountain bike, and travel (in fact, I get to navigate this program in Hawaii next week while I am on spring break). If you are interested in having daily check ins, let me know. I'm excited to get started. Barbara
  17. Hey there! My husband and I are starting our first ever Whole 30 on Monday, Feb. 12. We both love to cook so we're not worried from that angle. We have 2 teenage sons who eat a ton (but will not be doing the Whole 30) so it will be a challenge to make food for them as well as us. We are both in our 50's and are not overweight but have gained some weight in middle-age that we are finding hard to get rid of. Hoping that the Whole 30 will be instrumental in getting rid of a few pounds! I'm also hoping it will help with hot flashes and sleep issues. Excited to follow along with anyone else doing the Whole 30 around this time! Micaela (in Minneapolis, MN)
  18. Hope4Overcomers

    Any New Mexican Whole30 Members?

    Anyone else out there in New Mexico/ Albuquerque area, on Whole30?
  19. Greetings Fellow Whole30 Participants! I have a range of autoimmune conditions and I am praying for reduced inflammation, increased energy and focus, and some overall healing. Any words for the wise or suggestions out there? I am preparing to start April 2nd. Would love some feedback!
  20. Is a plant based (pea) protein powder, unsweetened, mixed with a plain, unsweetened nut milk allowed. No fruit or sweetener of any kind added, allowed for breakfast sometimes??
  21. momsgonnasnap

    Start date Feb 17

    Hiya! I am excited and a little nervous to start next weekend! I'm hoping to connect with others starting that day (or near it). I have type 2 diabetes, and am about 30-40 pounds over my ideal weight. One of my long-term goals is to reduce the amount of medication I take. I'm excited to see how I look and feel in a month!
  22. Lady Bratface

    A first time for everything

    So, I'm going to do this! I have completed so many different plans/diets with no luck that I might as well give this a spin too! I have been living the low calorie life (WW) for so many years and haven't seen any sort of change in my weight that I am willing to try something new at this point. I don't drink coffee/sweetened soda/fruit juices. I don't snack except for fruit. I eat mostly home cooked meals vs packaged. I don't drink milk and rarely have cheese or milk products. I very rarely eat bread. I even gave up potatoes in hopes it would cut back on my carbs. I eat brown rice, whole wheat pasta and primarily have chicken/seafood with vegetables and some fruit. I walk 20 - 60 mins 5 days a week. And yet my BMI is 40.0 and I suffer with chronic back pain. I have been on a limited calorie lifestyle for so long that the only 'bonus' I allow myself are diet soda. I've been thinking about what ELSE I could cut out from my diet to reduce the calories. My doctor only said to make the portions smaller...walk more....make small changes..... So, this week, I gave up the diet soda and switched to straight up green tea to replace the missing caffeine (No sugar). This weekend I'll be making broths and home made tomato paste/sauce so I can be sure I'm not getting any packaged-sugars. So far, this food program looks super easy! The hard part will be not feeling guilty about the size of the portions!! We made a trial dinner and WOW, way too much food. Anyway--looking forward to seeing how this works cutting out the rice/wheat and getting back my awesome potatoes! (You have no idea how much I missed them!) Looking forward to meeting others on the journey. I think we might start March 12. I'm all about having my potatoes again.
  23. Hi, everybody! I have a question about snacks. On the log talk, I´ve been reading that most of you usually eat some snacks between meals. Is that ok? I´m not pretty sure, but I don´t know if we can eat more than 3 meals per day. Anybody can help me? thanks in advance!
  24. CJD.Sign

    Newbie Couple Here~

    Hi, Everyone! We are a married couple in our 50's and working Whole 30 for the first time. We are on day 5. I've written a blog for the past 10 years and the food recipes are a big focus. We feel that it is time to change things up even more. We eat out once a month (not this month). We were low sugar, no soda, low fats, and no corn products or by-products. But our foods need to be changed up as we are finding some food intolerances. We are prepping, shopping reading all labels and seem to be doing ok. Following along with the month, we are a bit ahead. The headaches are tolerable and the lethargy is easy to handle as we are retired. A couple of our adult kids also on other eating programs and we are sharing notes. It is good to have buddies for support and get good recipes from. Great to be doing Whole 30. "Taking back our lives one bite at a time. " - CJD.Sign
  25. pbnJessie

    Brand New- Starting 2/19/18

    Hello! I am so excited to start my first Whole 30 this coming Monday- February 19th. Recently, I got engaged and am in the throws of wedding planning our June wedding. With all the stress of planning the big day, plus working full time at a relatively new job, I have to admit I have let me health get away from me... I am super pumped to hit the reset button with the Whole 30. The only big concern I am having is that I am not much of a meat eater, so acclimating to eating meat every day may be a tough one for me.