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  1. I am a gangly, 6 foot 2 inches, 155 lb, 17 year old teenage male, and I decided to do the whole 30 with my parents. I am incredibly nervous, but very excited. I have already cut out most of the sugar in my life, but i am still very reliant on grain like stuff (Oatmeal, Ezekiel bread, beans, and rice), and i definitely do not eat enough vegetables. I am a very dedicated long distance runner and run 6 times a week totally 40 miles (pace is usually from 6:15-6:45) and also i go to the gym 3 times a week to lift. I am going to start the whole 30 on January first. I already know that i will struggle to stay full and to not lose weight. I already eat a ridiculous amount of food, and i don't now how i could possibly be full on the whole 30 diet. I am currently in my off-season, but my training regiment will begin to increase on day 10 of the whole thirty. If you have any personal experiences that will help me please share. I am also looking for any specific tips or advice to help me stay full and to not lose weight if possible (i am willing to eat anything that will help me become a better athlete). Please help.
  2. W30 + Young Teen Boy

    I need to read back through the books as I think this might be addressed in there. But I would like thoughts & tips. I have a 13 yr old boy. He has tentatively agreed to join me for about 20 of my 30 days (he's going to be gone next weekend & it will be next to impossible for him to eat W30). I'm hoping that W30 will help with many of the food issues we've managed to create in him - slay his sugar dragon and stop him from eating when he's bored & tired. I'm wondering how to deal with snacking. He IS a teen boy. He's hungry all the time. But then, I don't know if some of it is bored eating. We've been working on getting him to make better choices if he is hungry, but I'm not sure if I should allow any snacking during W30 for him? Teen boys just need to eat more and I'm just unsure if it's reasonable to ask him to go without snacking. But I also don't want to give him the go-ahead and just let him eat & eat when he doesn't need it. Part of the reason for not snacking in W30 is to break that emotional attachment to food. So what do you all think?
  3. My name is AlexSandra and I am diabetic (type 2). I was diagnosed about 2 years ago, stopped testing and watching my foods when my mother died last year (Only because she had so much crap in her house we had to clean out and I had to eat what was presented with or go hungry and the choices were not healthy) . That took so dang long that I just fell off the wagon in watching how much sugar I put in my body. After that, my life became a whirlwind of emotion and flurry of activity, including a move across the state. Ever since the move 7 months ago, I just haven't felt well and have developed driving anxiety (I do have to share the road with a lot of truckers now and most of them have proven to be road hazards!). I figured it was just age creeping up on me (I'll be 50 in 2 months), but I went into the Dr. for some issue or another and he did a complete blood work-up. My results came back over the top-and by that I mean that everything bad was high and everything good was low. He told me that my triglycerides were so high that they wouldn't even register on the chart. He was about to send me to a cardiologist, but some time had passed and he did another blood panel. This time it was a little better, but still not very healthy. I had a friend who read the book It Starts With Food who had highly recommended it. I figured it was about time to look into it and ordered it. After getting into it, I was getting more and more livid at the food industry! My husband had been nagging me to help him lose some weight (he's about 100 lbs overweight), yet he's a total sugar junkie. I was down to an acceptable weight before we got together, but soon I was indulging like he was and now I'm up there on the scale myself. I was sick of not feeling well and him complaining and everyone just not happy! After reading the book, I resolved that we were going to do this 100%! Now for the unusual husband kept his old job, so he drives 100 miles to work ONE WAY! He has gotten to the point of staying with our older kids while he's there so he only does that commute twice a week, but still. He has sleep apnea, so he eats the entire drive home to try to stay awake. It' s either that or fall asleep at the wheel. No, chewing gum or yawning or any other trick does not work-he's tried them all! He eats fast food crap when he's in town, as he has no way to prepare his own food (interesting situation where he stays-long story). He leaves for work at 4 AM. So as far as I can tell, I'm going to have to get up at 3 AM to make him the proper breakfast he needs and also get him lunches and dinners for the nights he will be there, pack them in a cooler and go back to bed until the kids need to get up for school 3 hours later when I will have to again make them a proper breakfast and lunch to eat at school. Oh yeah, there are kids involved in this. My VERY picky and stubborn 15 year old son who has ADHD (and yes-he WOULD rather go hungry than eat what is presented to him) and my 11 yr old daughter who will fight this as well because of the kinds of food that will need to be eliminated. How the heck can I ensure they will stick with this and not just go to school, dump out their lunches and beg junk off their friends? I REALLY want to see if this way of eating will really help the ADHD (I have it as well and I think my dear hubby is ADD as well). Any suggestions for any of these huge hurdles in front of me so we as a family can be successful?
  4. I'm so done... starting Oct. 6!

    I started a Whole30 a few months ago but jumped off the wagon (I didn't fall, it was my own choice and fault. And I regret it..) after ten or eleven days. Since then I've struggled with binge eating, emotional eating, and some weight gain. I know my hormones are wacked out because I have acne (which I never had growing up), my sleep is messed up, and I crave junk food like crazy. I'm looking for accountability as I start my Whole30 tomorrow, October 6th! Anyone with me?? I tend to obsess over food. I used to be obsess over uber-healthy meals, but it's switched to obsessing over when-can-I-eat-junk and trying to meet emotional and spiritual needs through food. My hope for this Whole30 is to take my focus from food 24/7 and let me channel that extra time and energy towards important things like school, serving others, and following God's leading for my life! This is me right now: 18 years old, 5'6", 155lbs, acne on my back and face, irregular sleep, crazy cravings, emotional eating, and low motivation. My weak spots are eating extra when no one's around and spending too much time on social media (especially at night when I should be sleeping). To combat these, I will be accountable to these goals to you and my mom (I live at home still): 1. Eat every meal at the dining room table 2. Computer off at 9:00pm, lights out at 10:00pm Starting tomorrow!! Let's do this and get our health back!
  5. Any tips for what to make for my almost 16 yr-old-son…who doesn't really like vegetables? So far we had a green smoothie, western omelate, chicken yakatori, hamburger, roasted sweet potatoes and veggie chips from Trader Joes.
  6. Day 1 Tomorrow

    It's a weird day to start the Whole30, but in my mind, I feel like if you're really committed, might as well start now. Tomorrow morning, Wednesday January 21st is going to mark my first day of the Whole30. And I'm nervous. I don't even know why. As someone who's 5'5 and 18 I've gone from obesity to being underweight because anorexia took over before I got control of my life again, except one extreme lead to the other, and I ended up binge eating, constantly. Back at the high points of the scale (that doesn't really matter that much anymore honestly), feeling tired constantly, breaking out all the time, and just feeling bad, I decided that I needed to do some serious work on my life. That's where I want to start Whole30. I figured I do Crossfit 304 times a week, why wouldn't I want results, and results come from your diet more than the gym. That's literally my story, I have a lot to go for me, But I KNOW food cravings and hunger are going to be the biggest blocks for me, so that's why I'm hoping for help to beat the mental hurdles, and finally, Finally, Because healthy again and have good eating habits.
  7. Whole30 Cupcakes!

    Now the title is probably going to freak a lot of you out. I did NOT make actual cupcakes or do any paleo baking. What I did make was compliant meatballs and mashed sweet potato...and I assembled this like a cupcake by popping the finished meatballs in mini cupcake wrappers and piping the sweet potato on top. Some of you may say it's psychologically cheating but I personally don't think so. Cooking my eggs in a metal cookie cutter on the pan doesn't trick my brain into thinking I'm cookie any more than this recipe makes me think I'm eating a cupcake. I'm 17 and I'm a baker so the whole30 has been life changing but not as fun as eating normally. I've pretty much slayed my sugar dragon on the 19 days I have been on this program and I feel better than I have in a long time! And after tonight's dinner I don't feel like I've cheated or need to have sugar at all. The nutrients of whole food is still there and I don't think it counts as paleo baking whatsoever. If you do, feel free to explain why. I wanted to share a little whole30 fun to those who have wanted to entertain guests and still eat what they are eating. Because how nice would it be to have a dinner party that is still fun without having to explain why you aren't eating certain things.