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  1. I am on Day 16 of my first round of Whole30. I decided to do Whole30 to find food sensitivities that are responsible for my eczema, gas/bloating, and diarrhea. Oats were a staple in my breakfast meal plan before I started Whole30. Without them, I've been consuming a lot more eggs than ever before in my life. On Day 9, my eczema flared up really bad, and a week later, it still isn't better. I am also experiencing some stomach distress. Could this be caused by an egg allergy or sensitivity? If so, how should I proceed (other than cut out eggs and see what happens). The only other food I have been consuming more is almond butter.
  2. Wrapped up my first Whole30 in October and reintroduced legumes on Oct 31st: peanut butter, hummus and black beans — probably 2T of each. I thought it would be an easy first re-intro because I didn’t think these foods bothered me... (haaaa) That day I was super bloated, the next day I had small dry, itchy patches on my ear lobes and a couple bumps around my wrist/forearm area which has turned into a rash that has gotten worse and moved to other areas every day since. It is currently covering my ears, arms, neck and most of my face. It has been 6 days since I reintroduced legumes. I’ve stuck to a Whole30 diet since reintroduction day. I’ve applied tea tree oil with jojoba or coconut oil and Benadryl cream which helps the itching and inflammation but doesn’t make it go away, and taken Benadryl at night which hasn’t lessened the rash. Logging my experience since in case anyone searching for something similar can read — and wondering if anyone else has experienced symptoms lasting this long and getting worse everyday. Starting to worry that something else is going on, with terrible timing! Thanks!
  3. I'm on my first whole30. I've been Paleo for a year, so I really just needed to stop the sugar and challenge myself to not be lazy with food anymore. I've been pouring over the forums, and I think I made myself more confused. I have the food template, and I'm trying to follow it. Does this mean that for lunch today, having a chicken thigh with broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, fellow squash mix is acceptable and will tide me over until dinner? Also, what are some suggestions for post-workout foods? I've got the hardboiled eggs before I go to the gym suggestion. Thanks for all your help! According to the timeline, my cravings decided to come later.
  4. So I guess I'm struggling to eat in the morning cause I just have no appetite. Wake up around 7:30am but often not eating or drinking anything until about 10 or 11am, which pushes my second meal to about 4 or 5pm and then dinner around 9pm. (IF I have three meals). Getting plenty of water- probably minimum two liters a day. Sleep has been normal- about 7.5 hours a night. The food cravings have pretty much gone, and my energy levels have evened out- I'm usually pretty full and satisfied all the time now. I'm just feeling bored. Honestly I know I'm compliant but I keep guilting myself over not having enough greens or many vegetables besides sweet potato and tomatoes. Is it a problem to be having them like two meals a day? I love the taste and don't feel deprived in any way when I'm eating them but I noticed I've been somewhat avoiding greens and I don't think that's good... I purposefully haven't been measuring and writing every thing down because it brings out an obsessive diet control freak side of me that goes against the whole purpose of this challenge/way of life for me. But from memory I'll try to give you a decent idea of a typical day. BREAKFAST- 2 fried or scrambled eggs with scallions/shallots in ghee. sometimes also a compliant sausage or a small cut of steak or meat from the previous night's meal. sweet potato and carrot hash, 1/2 avocado smashed. 1/2 tomato. salt and pepper. half an orange. occasionally some strawberries or an apple if I'm still hungry after that (which is rarely!) LUNCH- chicken and fajitas (bell pepper and onion), homemade guacamole-1/2 avocado, 1/2 tomato and maybe a banana OR mustard chicken with mashed potato and asparagus. DINNER- roast potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots in herbs and olive oil. roast chicken breast or lamb chops. berries for dessert. OR steak, roasted sweet potatoes and salad (arugula/rocket and tomato with vinaigrette)
  5. AliciaRenee

    False Starts

    So I have gotten into a really bad habit of whole30 "false starts" where I will go a day or five being whole30 compliant and cave when things get emotionally difficult for me. I am an emotional junk food eater and when I tell myself I cannot have bread or sugar, I run to them when the going gets tough. My first goal is to rid my house of all my trigger foods, but I have basically reverted to all my old comfort foods and I'd like some advice to get out of this rut. I need to heal my body. I don't want "false starts" to be the norm for me anymore, I want to be consistent. Anyone know what could help?
  6. I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm on day 6 and am actually feeling great. I was a total carb- and sugarholic before, and I didn't really watch what I ate at all during the month of December. Should I expect that the big detox crash I hear everyone talk about is coming? Or should I just be happy that I'm apparently one of those people who doesn't have that side effect? I just feel like everyone I've heard talk about Whole 30 had an issue with this, so I sort of want to be prepared if it's going to hit me really hard around day 10 (or whenever). I also want to be sure that I'm doing this the right way. Here's a sampling of what I'm eating (yesterday and today): Tuesday meal 1: Sweet potatoes and onion hash, cooked in ghee and seasoned with salt and pepper, with Aidell's chicken and apple sausage and wilted mustard greens; black coffee Tuesday meal 2: Large salad with a variety of veggies and half an avocado and brined chicken breast from the slow cooker (dressed lightly with EVOO); mandarin orange; coconut cream pie Larabar Tuesday snack (I was starving by the time we got home after work, and dinner was a good hour away): Banana Tuesday meal 3: Tuna steak, roasted squash and onions, steamed green beans Wednesday meal 1: Two scrambled eggs, half a mandarin orange, half a cup of grapes; coffee with ghee, coconut milk and a little bit of cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa Wednesday meal 2: Small (maybe 4-6 oz.) chicken breast, green beans with raw cashews, roasted mixed veggies (squash, onions, brussels sprouts, eggplant), mandarin orange, coconut cream pie Larabar Also drinking lots of water. ETA: Everything mentioned above is either steamed or cooked in ghee, EVOO or coconut oil. Any feedback is appreciated!
  7. I am day 7 on my very first whole 30 and I am wondering if I am eating way too much fat, starch and if my portion sizes are way too big. I just need some help because I really want to succeed. I went into this thinking I hated most veggies but I have realized I actually love them and this has been life changing so far. My eating in a day: Black coffee, 2 eggs fried in olive or coconut oil(I cover the bottom of the pan) sometimes I add spinach to eggs, a potato hash(butternut squash, sweet potato, white potato) previously roasted and warmed up in same pan as eggs. These are always a very generous portion of the hash. Like very. Lunch: some kind of roasted veggies warmed in a pan with oil, roasted chicken with guac or dip Supper: a lot like lunch but maybe with some potato hash. I hardly ever snack maybe a banana at night. And I drink the water I need to. My servings of veggies are always well over half my plate but not sure if I'm eating too much starch (low carb diet recovery) Help!!!