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  1. Hello, I'm 23 weeks pregnant and have finally got my taste back for vegetables. I suffered with bad nausea up until a few weeks ago. To combat the nausea, I ate a lot of crackers and rice and bread. To make matters worse, my husband and I moved a couple of weeks ago. It was tough trying to cook in a kitchen when you don't know where anything is located. We ate a lot of meals out too. I've put on more weight than I should have so far. I'm ready to get back on track, but I'm having a problem with breakfast. I take the train to work. I'm up at 5am to catch the 6am train. I don't have a lot of time in the morning. I have to shower in the morning, so it doesn't leave a lot of time for making breakfast. I have such long days and I find it's better for have two mini breakfast. I have enough time to quickly scramble some eggs for breakfast at home, but I find once I get to work, I'm in need of more food before lunch. I don't have the appetite to eat anything more than a few eggs when I first get up, so eating more at home before I go isn't an option. Any ideas on a quick portable breakfast I can eat once I get to work? If it's something I can make in advance and freeze for the week, that's even better.
  2. Hello! I am hoping to get some advice as I have not been able to make up my mind for the past few days... I am 27 weeks pregnant and today is Day 30 of my first Whole30. I have loved this experience and feel so much healthier than I did pre-Whole30, but I'm not sure if I should extend my Whole30 another 15+ days or not. My NSVs are: feeling generally healthier, slight increase in energy, and just feeling good. However, I still have very low energy throughout the day and I still have (possibly more?) acne on my face. My question is this: Do these symptoms indicate that I should continue my Whole30 to further eradicate any inflammation in my body, or should I just chalk them up to pregnancy and start my Reintroduction tomorrow? Thank you for your help!
  3. I just started the 8th month of my 2nd pregnancy and I'm suffering from a lot of heartburn, constipation, indigestion, gas, sleeplessness, and joint pain so I'm planning my first Whole30 on 1/1/16 - I know some symptoms in pregnancy happen but I'm sure my diet/dependency on crap doesn't help many of these issues. Anyone else interested in joining me in a 1/1-1/30 Whole30 go at it?? I definitely would love some companionship!
  4. Hi, everyone! I recently found out I'm pregnant, and I feel like now is a good time to jump into another Whole30! I'm only five weeks pregnant, and I realize that the pregnancy is still new and vulnerable. However, I feel the sooner I adopt healthy eating habits, the better! In general, my husband and I eat healthier than the average person, but we've really struggled with transitioning to a Paleo / Whole30 lifestyle. My husband and I have successfully completed two Whole30s, but we haven't truly adopted this way of eating for a lifetime, although we want to! I feel my best when I follow the Whole30 plan, along with an exercise regimen, and yet I can't seem to stick to what works. I fall back into the trend of eating junk, feeling tired, then skipping workouts and eating more junk because I'm tired. I'm really just looking to share motivation and encouragement! I know I can complete a Whole30 because I've done it before, but I really want to maintain this lifestyle afterward! I am excited about following the Whole30 / Paleo while pregnant, in order to keep my growing baby and myself as healthy as possible. I look forward to hearing from you! Erin
  5. Hey Whole30-ers! This will be my second time going through a Whole30 while I continue to nurse my 12 months old baby! I would love to hear from all of the mama's out there who have been through the Whole30 a time or two for some great recipes to keep my caloric count up so I don't loose my supply! This is such a great way to loose that extra baby weight and really make a great step forward in giving my little one a healthy perspective on food. Here we go! Starting TOMORROW!
  6. Hi all! I am new in the forums but I'm embarking on my second Whole30 tomorrow, and I already know it will be a bit more of a challenge; through the year I've been trying and failing to stick to another 30, but I'm SO determined this time because I am currently five weeks pregnant and heading into the same sugar-craving spiral I had with my first pregnancy.. and also now I have an 11 month old to chase after. I'd love some breakfast suggestions especially that don't contain eggs; right now, eggs REALLY turn me off and I'm hopeless at thinking of anything to eat for breakfast other than sausage. Any other pregnant Whole30-ers out there? I'd love support/to give you all support! xo Kristina www.eccentricowl.com
  7. I started my first whole 30 on March 1. The first week was not terrible since I have been dabbling with Paleo since October. I was accustomed to the food and balance. My main problem in life is being weak minded and never following through. So the whole30 was a giant obstacle that I wanted to tackle to prove to myself that I am capable of overcoming my own mind. We found out that we were expecting our first child on March 5. I was still dedicated. Still eager to win. By day 7, the nausea came. The only thing I could think about was grits. So my first whole30 ended up being a whole6. During my first trimester, the only thing I could force myself to eat was bread, grits, or a sour cream vehicle. Now I am 21 weeks along and ready to give this another go. The sickness is gone. I don't have cravings (besides pickled jalapenos). We have a week long vacation at the beach starting July 11. I'd love to start sooner. But I know me and do not want to set myself up for failure by committing to a whole30 while on vacation! Any other pregnant ladies out there doing a whole30?
  8. Any success stories from moms?

    Hey everyone! In my line of work I have the opportunity to interact with adults and their children. I have been pushing (gently) for moms in my area to try the whole 30 and those who have done it are thrilled with everything they get out of it. The disconnect seems to be when I suggest that children can and should join in. They have this idea of "kid food" and what their kids will and wont eat, and "Is that even healthy?" So, I am looking for anyone would be willing to share a success story. You can email me personally but I am very interested in hearing from a variety of sources which could include, -Pregnant whole30 -whole30 with kids -whole30 troubleshooting with kids -whole30 success with kids -whole30 with kids who are coming off of a mainly processed diet -positive effects of whole30 with kids Any other story that someone would want to share would be great! And any especially kid friendly recipes would be wonderful!! Feel free to comment or email me. kmitc033@odu.edu
  9. All I want is a doughnut or a bowl of fruity pebbles... I just ate an hour ago and I already have a hunger headache. Husband and I are always hungry. I'm really trying with the template! I am! I forced more veggies on him than he wanted today. We're not eating enough, total. I know it. But it's so hard. (Yes it is miss melissa hartwig). I'm 10 weeks pregnant, I have multiple sclerosis (not enough will power/creativity/time/energy to attempt AIP), and husband and I are both full time students. He said I could quit. He warned me this would be hard while pregnant. But how can I eat the things I want to right in front of him? And if he failed, I would rightfully blame myself for not being by his side while he struggled. He's addicted to bread and cheese and every new stretch mark is a hit to his beautiful self esteem. I let him stop working out when we started dating and I let him continue his mt dew habit after we married and I let him gain sympathy weight while I lost two precious pounds that my baby desperately needs. I need to start gaining weight. I know that weight shouldn't come from doughnuts but I've been reading the advice posted on the pregnancy/breast feeding threads and there is only so much coconut I can stomach. Also sweet potatoes. I like them alright but they never get crispy enough when I'm trying to make fries. Ugh. It doesn't help that the back of my mind says "fad" every time I think of paleo. Why the heck are soybeans evil?? Plant estrogens are not the same as the stuff pumping through me right now. What I wouldn't give for an authentic tamale... I know the solution to all this bitterness is: going to get myself something to eat. But that requires an energy expenditure that only returns what? Some brussel sprouts that I have to cut, steam, and eat that no one in the world can tell me will taste as good as a doughnut? My head hurts
  10. Hi. I have a question in reference to the ISWF recommendation of pregnant women keeping their protein intake under 20 % of total energy. In my case this would probably mean about 100 g of protein a day. I get about this much from following the meal template for my breakfast, lunch and dinner (say 3 eggs with bacon for brekkie, 5 oz meat/fish for lunch & dinner). As I'm pregnant I read snack are allowed (and I really feel like I need them to keep the nausea away). So would it be better not to add a protein source for my snacks in order to keep the daily protein a bit lower than usual? Just stick to veggies, fruit and fat for the snacks? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello everyone. I am new to Whole 30, on day 2, and the main reason behind starting the program was that I have been having reactions to various foods that I have been eating. Especially bread products. It seems every time I would eat breads, cheeses or starches like white potatoes, I would end up feeling nauseous for the next day or so. Turns out... I'm 6 weeks pregnant. First pregnancy, first time doing Whole 30. I have read that doing Whole 30 while pregnant is healthy as long as you are getting all of the nutrients that both of us need. My biggest question is this: I'm 5 foot 3 and 170 lbs. My BMI calculaor stays that I am obese. Most of my weight is carried in my very large chest (38H) and in my stomach. Healthy weight for my height and age is, at the higher end, 140. That would put me in a normal weight range. I know that it's not technically safe to lose weight during pregnancy, and that isn't my goal. My goal is to eat the best for myself and my fetus. I have heard of people losing weight on whole 30 due to the clean nature of their eating, but I was curious as to what was too much, especially while pregnant. I do not have another appointment with my doctor until the 19th of September and planned to check with her then on if it was safe or not to lose some weight while pregnant. Also, I like making fresh juice at home, I'm not into the jucing for weeks at a time, but I do like to make fresh juice from kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, carrots, ginger, lemons and limes. Is this still healthy to drink while I'm pregnant? Thanks in advance to anyone who can give any support or advice. I have a million questions and do not know where to start!
  12. Hi all, I'm looking for some supportive moms( or moms to be) that are also doing an august whole30. I'm overweight so I want to make sure I gain little to no weight while pregnant and just want to give this baby the best start possible. Also have low back problems so want to make sure my inflammation is under control. I had great success with my first whole30 in February of this year but have since gone back to my not so healthy ways. Sugar is my biggest demon. Would love to hear some pregnancy success stories particularly with some similar circumstances. Best, Morgan
  13. As soon as I posted to my start day posting group that i was hanging in there to finish my Whole30 even though I found out I am pregnant and am having terrible all day sickness and a complete aversion to food all together, i went to talk to my husband about trying to figure out what does not sound repulsive and suddenly pizza - the food that can singlehandly break every rule of the whole30 - didn't seem like a bad idea, same with breakfast tacos from the restaurant around the corner, i may not make my 30 days after all! i want to but i also just don't want to feel sick anymore and i can't figure out if eating something off plan is going to hurt more than help i think i'm going to have him go get a papa murphys pizza without cheese to at least have as an option, everything may not be farm fresh and the garlic sauce and crust won't be compliant i'm sure but at least i might be able to take in protein and veggies, i'm so conflicted, i don't want to quit early but i've been sick almost constantly since Friday and every food i think off other than this pizza or taco make me cringe just at the thought, i am eating very little and its like torture taking in what i am I need some help, any thoughts?
  14. So, this isn't my first rodeo with the Whole 30 but it WILL BE my first successful Whole 30. For whatever reason I've never made it through the 30 days but with this little one growing inside of me I'm more motivated than ever. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and my whole 30 started yesterday so my end date is February 16th--yep, Whole 30 through Valentine's Day. But my start day is of no consequence because I don't want there to be an "end date" to look forward to. I want to continue eating as close to the W30 rules as possible AT LEAST until I deliver my little one. I will be following the vegetarian guidelines with the occasional piece of fish for the health benefits during pregnancy. This will amount to 12 ounces each week--so, not enough to allow me to effectively or healthily follow the omnivore plan. Basically, my guidelines will be as follows: Greek yogurt, no more than 1 cup per day Occasional edamame to increase my protein intake (but I'll try not to consume it more than 2-3x a week) Lots and LOTS of eggs as this is basically my primary protein source Olives Almonds (on occasion) Coconut Flakes Nutritional Yeast Lots of veggies Sweet potatoes Oranges Apples Coconut oil for cooking Seltzer (I struggle to drink normal water) Any advice would be welcomed. I do have many food aversions right now and often times things that I usually find delicious are just NOT and that can make meal-time difficult. Also, if I screw up I am just going to consider it an isolated event and move on--I think that's been my problem in the past, a little slip up makes me feel like "well, I screwed up already. I failed at this so there's no point in trying to recover." Nope, not this time. I am going to be a little more gentle and lax I suppose because I am pregnant and I realize that unless I plan perfectly under all circumstances I might find myself eating something non-compliant and that's okay because the health of my growing baby is my primary concern. I would be fooling myself if I thought that I'd be PERFECT for these 30 days. I'm not looking for perfect, just better than I'm doing now. I know not many people will agree with that philosophy but I figure if I can be 90% compliant I am doing a whole hose of good for myself and my baby--much better than if I were say 50% compliant which is probably how I currently eat (lots of legumes, oats, whole grains, cheese, etc).
  15. 6 weeks pregnant Just found out that we are having our second child two weeks ago and haven't been able to sleep well. Can we have coffee? I didn't have any with the first one. Just wondering if anyone has had any negative effects with it.
  16. Hey! My first pregnancy I gained 75 pounds, and I swore this pregnancy would be different. But I have had horrible morning sickness, and my eating has been way off the charts. Im headed down that 75 pound path already, and thats why I'm making changes now. Any mommys out there wanna start with me on march 4th?
  17. Hey all, I was in the midst of a Whole30 when I (surprisingly) found out I was pregnant in September. I have spent the last 3 months since eating really REALLY bad. I am ready to get back on track and am planning a Whole30 starting January 1. I wanted to see if any other pregnant moms wanted to be my accountability buddy? I'm currently 19 weeks so I will be doing this from week 21-25 it seems. Sarah
  18. Hello all! I'm embarking on this Whole30 to reset my eating habits before baby comes in March. Looking forward to meeting some new people and supporting each other through this venture! I had a rough start food-wise with this pregnancy, morning sickness lasted all day and is still present at 29 weeks. I'm taking medication for it now, so I don't feel the symptoms unless I miss a pill. The only foods I was able to eat for the first 1/2 of the pregnancy were grains, starches, and some meat... I just couldn't tolerate anything else. Now that I'm able to eat more normally, I decided to reset my diet with the Whole30. Prior to the pregnancy I was a CrossFitter and runner. I ate somewhat paleo, with the sporadic addition of cheese and yogurt. I wasn't super strict, but very conscious of my diet and would hop on the strict bandwagon every now and then. If there are any other pregnant Whole30-ers out there I'd love to hear from you! I have a blog that I'll post updates to as well as chatting on this forum. So pop by and say Hi! Jo www.runswithdogs.ca
  19. Hi! I'm familiar with paleo and lost my weight after babies eating paleo. I've never followed whole30 before but have done the 21 day sugar detox multiple of times. It's time to do this now and i'm excited to feel better after my loosey goosey eating. Pregnancy is not an excuse to eat crap. Since I hit 20 weeks, I've been feeling sluggish and heavy. I know eating clean and exercising will keep my energy higher. Any other pregnant or nursing mothers doing the whole 30 right now? I blog about health, kettlebells and more at shed30.com if you wanna see.