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  1. Hello Everyone! I'm Julie. I'm new here. I started on April 1, 2017. I started Whole30 on the suggestion from my acupuncturist. I'm in the process of being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and she thought it would be a good answer for my widespread pain and chronic fatigue. Things have been going really well, and I feel pretty great! I didn't really experience the severe detoxing feelings I was expecting, and the first couple weeks weren't so bad at all! I think part of it is that I'm so used to feeling so crummy all the time, that the detox feeling I WAS getting - I would trade for my "normal" fibro-feelings ANY day. Also, I KNOW that I went into it with the right mindset to do this. I took the suggestions from the book: I read my book, I did my homework, I chose a good time to start it, and made sure to PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE! But my main focus that has kept me going is the hope and excitement of just feeling better! My head is 100% in this game! If it's OK - I would like to share my experience so that others don't make the same mistake I did. I just want to say this ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING!!! LABEL READ! LABEL READ! LABEL READ! I'm sure you already know this, but I just want to reiterate it - because it's SUCH an easy mistake to make. I unfortunately learned this the VERY hard way. I was on Day 13 - feeling great - staying motivated - eating delicious healthy food. I had gotten into a great groove with food prep and experimenting with new recipes and gaining confidence in things like making my own ghee and hollandaise sauce. Then I made 1 fatal error. For dinner on Day 13 - I was making sauteed shrimp, which I had done several times before. I went to the fridge to pull out my homemade ghee - and in the door I saw this delicious "famous kream mustard" that is just to die for. Without thinking - I took it out and mixed a dollop of it in with my shrimp. I don't EVEN know where my head was. Maybe I thought - I can have mustard - and that's where the thought ended. Maybe I had gotten too confident and comfortable in my plan and just didn't even think to look at the label. Three-quarters of the way through my wonderfully delicious meal, thinking about what a great flavor the mustard added - my stomach and my heart sunk. I realized - I didn't read that darn label! I have read EVERY SINGLE OTHER LABEL of everything I had eaten up to that point - but I missed one. I sat there for several minutes because my legs felt like they were made of lead. I didn't want to get up and read the label just to find out what I pretty much already knew - that there was something in it not allowed on the program. I finally stood up, slowly marched into the kitchen, with a big sigh opened the refrigerator door, and painfully pulled out the jar. There it was: cane sugar and soybean oil. It's amazing where your mind goes in that moment. "It was such a small amount. Do I REALLY have to start over? If I don't tell anyone, then nobody will know, so I didn't really make a mistake and I can just keep going. It couldn't have affected me that bad, right? It's not like I ate a whole pizza and drank a bunch of Pepsi! What if I go throw it up really quick - does that count?" OF COURSE THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER! I was surprised my brain even took me down that path! I would just be cheating myself. And I wouldn't find out what I set out to learn with this plan: what foods make me feel like total crud every single day, and cause me to have so much pain and discomfort and fatigue. So I texted my acupuncturist - knowing I was really just confirming what I already knew: I had to start over. (I joked about celebrating with a Pepsi. Might as well make my mistake worth it! I did not have a Pepsi.) She told me not to beat myself up, and that an extra 13 days of eating the healthiest I've ever eaten is not a bad thing. She's right. I also knew this deep down. I was just more disappointed in myself for not reading that darn label like I had done 100 times before. I had been perfect on this plan, and due to one little bitty accidental slip up - it had huge effects - and I was having to start over. I was absolutely deflated. I had a good cry when my husband got home from work that night - you know - the kind with the giant, hot, alligator tears that stream down your face from a faucet you can't shut off? That kind. I had worked so hard! I told him what had happened and how disappointed I was in myself, but the lesson was learned, and I was starting right back up at breakfast the next morning. He said, "Really? You're not even going to just give yourself the weekend?" I replied, "NOPE! I'm just going to keep going like this never happened, but now my plan is 43 days. It's now Whole43." And then he did exactly what I needed him to do. He gave me a big hug, also said to not beat myself up about it, and said he had actually gained even more respect for me, and was really impressed by my integrity, in that even with such a small, accidental mistake - I was following the rules and starting over. He was 100% supportive, and that's what I needed. (And thankfully it wasn't day 28!) So April 14 became Day 1... again. HUGE LESSON LEARNED!!! Thank you for letting me share my story. I just hope that it helps SOMEONE out there to not make the same mistake I did. Happy Whole30!!! #readlables
  2. Ok it.s only been two days but I have started my own list of rules. I wanted to share these and see if others can contribute short statements that have kept this process of massive change manageable. (I am a psychologist, female, 66 year old, and single. I am aware that living alone makes this easier in some ways.) Here's what I have so far for rules or guidelines: 1. The kitchen must be clean before I go to bed otherwise I am discouraged in the am 2. I have to stop reading WHOLE30 information at 10 pm otherwise I can read on into the night. 3. Because I am so focused on my food changes, I need to be EXTRA careful to pay attention in other areas (such as losing my key in the parking lot of the supermarket late at night) 4. This takes time and energy. Be conscious about where the time will come from. It has to come from somewhere.
  3. Yep. I'm on day 30 of my Whole30 tomorrow. I am a very black-and white-type person. I'm scared of reintroducing things because I'm scared I will binge on unhealthy things and let it all go. The strict rules of the Whole30 were good for me, but I want to be able to have other things too. I know I will feel guilty when I eat things that are not Whole30, because they've just been forbidden for 30 days! Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm not looking forward to this!I need a rule book for life post-Whole 30. Something really fixed. I feel all overwhelmed... Legumes - Really sacred of these - feel like they are just not healthy. But financially, we really need to add them to our diet as last month has taken a huge toll on our expenses (and that's with eating tons of chicken wings and odd bits of meat). I'm thinking 2 times a week, and only eating them if they are sprouted first? Non-gluten grains - same as above Dairy - maybe just plain yogurt here and there. I love milk and hot chocolate, oh my, I used to drink milk every day. I can't live without that FOREVER. SWYPOs etc. - special occasions only. Trying not to include dessert except the ocassional fruit. Gluten and refined sugars - I want this to be only on special occasions. Like if we're at someone's house and they serve cake etc. I have some spelt breadcrumbs that I used to like using. Maybe I'll stick to the organic corn flake crumbs and use them sparingly. I am craving sweet food now I know it's the end. Help me! I just want a cookie!
  4. W30...really?

    I'm getting confused (perhaps a bit frustrated is more accurate; maybe it's because it's Day 3 ) I see people posting about having rice, potatoes (other than sweet), sausage, bacon, prepared foods, etc. How are these in the spirit of going back to whole foods and being W30 compliant? Rice...a grain (p. 103) Bacon/Sausage...processed/cured and/or SWYPO food (I guess for me not for others?) (p. 152, "technically ok" but not a main protein source) Potatoes...my words: poor choice at best compared to other veggies (p. 155...take a pass on white potatoes, please) or another SWYPO food. I get that athletes need more carbs, not talking about them. Isn't the point to get out all things that cause negative reactions (inflammation, for instance)? I don't mean to complain but why be on Facebook, or wherever, taking about Day #____ and how you had these foods and you're like so W30. So, why do this if you're not going to do this? You can decide not to do it because it's not for you, no harm no foul. But at least be honest about it. I know a lot of people do the sausage and bacon thing and source it correctly and fine for them (maybe I'm just jealous because it would trigger me). Anyone else feel this way (and I realize it doesn't matter what others do I can only work on me). From: http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ Yes: Eat real food. Eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed. - See more at: http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/#sthash.vTWC39Pg.dpuf No: Avoid for 30 days. More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat during the duration of your Whole30 program. Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life. § Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize. § Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.) § Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels. § Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin). § Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat or sheep’s milk products such as cream, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream… with the exception of clarified butter or ghee. (See below for details.) § Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30. § Do not try to re-create baked goods, junk foods, or treats* with “approved” ingredients. Continuing to eat your old, unhealthy foods made with Whole30 ingredients is totally missing the point, and will tank your results faster than you can say “Paleo Pop-Tarts.” Remember, these are the same foods that got you into health-trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, regardless of the ingredients.
  5. JUST FINISHED WEEK ONE

    I just finished week one, 100% compliant with the rules. I gotta say, I loved it! For context, you should know that I had kinda hit the bottom of the barrel on overeating and drinking after about a month of traveling this summer. My weight was up, my energy was down, I was having sinus issues, achey knees, bags under my eyes. I am a distance cyclist and was struggling to keep up my pace. So because I felt so terrible, I was ALL IN. Another thing that helped was that I love to cook. I bought both editions of Well Fed, and tried everything. YUM! So I made a point to stock up on organic fruits and vegetables, I bought about 80 pounds of grass fed meat from US Wellness, and got pantry items in stock so I was set up to succeed. My treats were Kombucha, decaf coffee after dinner with steamed full fat canned coconut milk, and coconut water instead of sports drinks on my bike rides. Here are the changes I am experiencing AFTER 7 DAYS: The aches are gone from my knees and I can breath more easily during heavy exertion on the bike Sinus issues are about 75% resolved Swollen belly is flat again Bags under my eyes are gone, redness is gone Mental exhaustion and brain fog gone I can stay awake after dinner! I am still having trouble sleeping. And I still lack my normal energy while cycling. I have faith that those will resolve soon. One of my favorite quotes so far was from one of the daily email: 99% commitment DOES NOT EQUAL 99% success. Special thanks to David Humphreys who helped straighten out the problem I had getting the emails. They are so helpful.
  6. In reading the original rules I recalled it said it was ok to buy minimally processed packaged foods like tomatoes and broths. I purchased the Pacific Brand Beef Broth and didn't notice until later (my bad!) that it contains a small amount of "autolyzed yeast extract" and says on the label it is gluten free. Otherwise the rest of the ingredients are approved. My gut tells me not to eat this as I don't know exactly what that stuff is, though others have posted that guar gum in coconut milk is ok, even though that is technically not a whole food either. Any suggestions??