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  1. kmgoreilly

    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.
  2. kjustineporter

    Whole30 & Shift Work

    I am currently preparing for my Whole30 starting November 1st. I however work shift work and am very worried about this. Is there anyone who has completed their Whole30 and works shift work? Do you have any pieces of advice? What about meals, especially for night shift? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Hello all- I'm a night shift nurse and I'm on day 22 of my first Whole30. I've been following the program per the rules and suggestions, and I've yet to experience this tiger blood that's promised. My meals seem adequate from what I've read, and my workouts are the same intensity and frequency as pre-whole30. Any night shifters out there experience a delay in their whole 30 progression? I'm still feeling relatively sluggish/sleepy, and even more so after my three shifts. I would love any suggestions you have for flipping schedules or some reassurance that I'll be feeling stronger/better/faster sometime soon. Thanks!
  4. Hello everybody! I'm a late-comer to Whole 30's forum. I'm 19 days into the program. I'm a mother of 2, a wife, and my family lives in California. I'll be celebrating my 29th birthday next month, and a little over 3 weeks ago I decided I was ready for a change. I have been a yo-yo dieter for a lot of my life, and grew up with self-esteem issues. I tried Weight Watchers a countless number of times, and did a short time of Paleo before I got pregnant with my first child. One of my good friends told me about the success she'd had doing Whole 30 (she did a Whole 40), and the incredible amount of energy she'd had since cleaning up what she ate. My husband started out Whole 30 with me, but despite us supporting each other he hasn't been able to stick with it. He's always been naturally trim and has never had to "diet". He wanted to eliminate added sugar and toxic food from his diet. He says that whatever I buy and cook for him, he will eat. But he continues to be around unhealthy food at work, and works with guys whose wives cook them unhealthy food, which they bring into work. He eats well when he's around me, but eats some non-Whole 30 friendly food when I'm not around. He is on my side and praises my accomplishments. I hope that him continuing to see me succeed and feel good with push him to want to do this himself. You can't force a grown man to do what he doesn't want to do. I'll continue to cook my healthy food and buy my healthy food My son is 3 1/2 and my daughter just turned 2. Life is hectic, crazy and busy with our little family, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I weighed 175 lbs before I got pregnant with my son (I was doing Paleo 1 month before I even knew I was pregnant), gained 45 lbs with the pregnancy, lost 25 of it before getting pregnant with my second, gained 20 lbs with that pregnancy, and was down 15 lbs from that weight before starting Whole 30. Throughout this journey with Whole 30 I have discovered that weight is simply a number and that it doesn't define me. Thoughout these 19 days I have noticed a difference in my clothes fitting better, my face has cleared up and my energy is through the roof (when I'm sleeping and awake during normal times!) I work night shift as a registered nurse in OB (7pm-7:30am). I have noticed that during my stretch of shifts working night shift that I am still tired (daytime sleeping is never the same as nighttime sleeping), but I am able to cope with working my shifts while continuing to eat the food I should be eating. I'm no longer picking cookies and donuts off of our snack cart at work. I'm no longer craving that food. I do work with fellow nurses who fill their bodies with junk, and snack all night long on processed food filled with all of the wrong things. My co-workers do know that I am doing Whole 30, and do attempt to not offer me their junk food, and praise me doing so well. The hardest thing for me to get rid of when I started Whole 30 was sugary creamer in my coffee! I am a coffee drinker, and have come to LOVE black coffee with a splash of canned coconut milk. SO GOOD I still cannot believe how much BETTER I feel from cleaning up my diet. Finding new recipes is exciting for me. It's also been a little bit of a challenge finding and making food that my husband and kids also enjoy eating. But I have found some yummy meals they like. At this point, I cannot even see myself going back to my toxic ways of eating. I would seriously binge eat on CRAP. Then feel bad for eating crap, only to eat more crap. I want to be a role model for my kids (and husband! ), and am excited about this journey I am on. I'm happy that all of us on this forum are on this journey together. Please feel free to comment, any fellow mommies/nurses/wives/those with picky eaters they have to feed!
  5. Well I still have a couple minutes before the clock turns over here so I guess I'm not technically late yet. This is my first Whole30 that I've ever done and I am so nervous! I did NOT prepare this last week since I was down with the flu since before Christmas. I DID, however, manage to go through my kitchen today with my very loving and supportive boyfriend today and got rid of all the junk. He's doing the Whole30 with me! I'm so excited to have his support and to go through this together. His diet is a lot better than mine so I'm guessing that he will have an easier time taming his carb dragon. I nearly panicked today though when I had to prepare meals for work and was trying to make mayo and my vitamix kept creating this watery weird stuff that looked NOTHING like mayo. I ended up attempting it with my regular blender and got it to work. I have so many questions and nervousness that I'm bringing to the table today. I'm a night shift ER nurse who has fallen off the wagon when it comes to taking care of my body. Last year in February I had a personal trainer who wrote an awesome nutrition plan and exercise program complete with a super complicated supplement regimen. I was in the gym pretty much every day, eating small meals four times a day, and taking handfuls of supplements with every meal. Then my car was broken into at the gym. I had been going so hard that when that happened it totally took the wind out of my sails and I have been struggling ever since. I've put on 20 lbs in the last 10 months, I have no energy, my depression is worse than it has been in years... Basically I'm ready for change. My biggest concern is that I'm a night shift nurse in an ER, where there seems to always be junk food and caffeine a plenty. Do any of you have any tips for night shifters or nurses specifically? It's also hard to get breaks some times but this program isn't so strict that I can't just eat when I have a minute to sit. Also, my boyfriend and I did not do any measurements on day 0 and I ran out of time today. Is it going to be a big deal to do the measurements (we did weigh ourselves yesterday) and take the pictures? Looking forward to sharing with all of you on this journey.
  6. Hi, all! I'm on Day 2 (technically Day 3, since I did a practice run the day before I started) and so far, so good. But I am concerned about the frequency with which I am eating; I work an overnight schedule but am up here and there during the daylight hours to get chores and things of that sort done. Because of this, I eat during the day (my night) and the night (my day), and do not have the typical 8-12 hour fasting period of someone who works 9-5 and sleeps (roughly) 12-7. Is this going to be an issue, since the Whole30 default is a three-meal-a-day, no-grazing model? I am thinking it might be best for me to have smaller (complete) meals with more frequency throughout the day and night to try and stave off energy crashes. I had a big one last night toward the end of my shift, which is BAD because that's when it gets busiest.
  7. Hey guys! My name is Sarah, I started the Whole30 about 3 weeks ago. I have been battling hypothyroidism (my thyroid gland is not working, and the thyroid is what controls your bodies metabolism) for 2 years. After over a year of medication my Dr. and I FINALLY got me into the correct range! Yee haw! Since I began seeing her I have gained 50lbs. The culprits are many, but to name the main few is stress, hypothyroidism, nursing school, working night shift at the hospital, and a general lack of sleep and ability to exercise. My typical weight is 150-140. I am 5'7", and right now 200lbs. Miserable, let me tell you. Anyway, back on track. After getting my thyroid hormone within range, my Dr. recommended this program as a way to reprogram me and my body. I love it. I have no issue eating veggies or anything (parents are farmers), so healthy eating isn't hard. So, whats the big deal then? Well, I will tell you by showing you my schedule. When I actually have time to meal prep, I am so exhausted and sleep deprived I pass out, or I am busy studying for exams, or doing care plans, or going to clinicals, or working. You get the idea. In nursing school, the university and the hospital own you. I am not exaggerating. The joke goes that you know you are a nursing student when your GPA is greater than the number of hours you sleep a night. Here is what I need help with. I have done the whole30 for 2 week successfully, but then with time restraints that are unpredictable, I was unable to get ready for the next week. In my schedule, I do not have time at all to cook everyday. Because of my ever morphing schedule as well, I sometimes do not have the day free to do meal prep like I did, so I go a few days without approved meals. So, I am asking for help. If anyone knows of any resources in Denver that can help with this, I will be most grateful. I know the basics of what I can eat, it is simple and easy. However, it always seems to require cooking. A'int nobody got time for that!. Plus with working night shift, forget about it!!!! So, yea, please please PLEEEAASE help me figure out what to do!! I am normally a very independent person, but I am actually reaching out for help. Any and all advice is appreciated. Sorry for the rambling, I just got off night shift and went to school, took and exam, and am still up getting stuff done. Kinda loopy. Thanks in advance, I appreciate it. May Goth be with you!
  8. MariaCMc

    Night Shift Nurse

    I am a nurse working the night shift 3-4 nights a week. On my days off I do turn my schedule around back to days. I love working nights and wouldn't want to work days, but eating appropriately can be a challenge. On the days I work, I often end up eating an extra meal. Any other nurses or night shift workers with tips or ideas?
  9. I will be venturing into the whole 30 world on the 21st of April which is the same day I start a stretch of two weeks night shifts as a nurse. I work 3 nights a week (typically one night shift, off one day, 2 night shifts). Any thoughts from fellow night shifters? How do you balance staying away (snacks usually help) and keeping a normal eating schedule.