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  1. So has anyone seen the Netflix documentary What the Health, Its mostly about how bad meat and eggs is for you. I'm freaking out and trying not to fall into the hype but I look up everything they mention and they're not wrong. Has anyone else seen it? Any thoughts?
  2. Hi Everyone, This is my first whole 30 and I'm on Day 15 and ready to quit. For context, I have been a vegetarian for 9 years (no pork for 14 years). However, I started eating fish a few times a month for the last year and I have always eaten eggs for breakfast. Six months ago, I started having some stomach issues and so I decided to try Whole 30 this summer to rule out any foods that were exacerbating the issue. My first week flew by without a hitch. I am already pretty comfortable cooking/eating tons of vegetables so I felt great. Eating so much protein was a bit of a change, but since I'm just doing eggs and fish, which as I said, I've been eating for the past year, I felt fine. This past week has been awful though. I've had stomach pains, significant irregularity and exhaustion. I constantly feel bloated and look worse than I did before. My last stool even appeared reddish (I'm hoping it was the beets I ate a few days ago and not blood) and I am at a loss as to what to do. This is supposed to help me feel healthier, not sicker! I'm ready to go back to my quinoa bowls with roasted veggies with the occasional glass of wine! Has anyone experienced decline like this? Any suggestions on what to do for increased regularity and decreased bloating? Help!
  3. Hey everyone! So, I know that Braggs is not allowed in the regular Whole30, because you can't have soy. As a vegetarian, the VegWhole30 does allow me to eat certain soy products. Is Braggs still off the list?
  4. Hello, everyone! My name is Lindsy, and I'm a 27 year old grad student in Texas about to start the VegWhole30! I've started a blog to chronicle the experience, and would be honoured if you checked it out! Wishing us all the best!
  5. New to the whole30

    Hi! I am ready to start my whole 30 and am looking forward to the benefits. I battle daily with headache/migraine, fibro, and sleep issues. I'm also vegetarian and looking for ways to incorporate protein in my diet as I do not eat eggs even. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..
  6. Newbie - Day 5... Woah

    Okay, so I'm gliding through the first four days of my first whole 30! More energy, better mood, clear headed and just healthier, then came day five. It actually started last night on the evening of day four. I was so tired, I had all of these plan for my Sunday night (my usual rituals to prepare for the week which includes grocery shopping) but I couldn't move once I sat on the couch. I was so exhausted I ended up in bed at 8pm then slept until 6am and am still exhausted. On top of it all, my stomach and bowel movements seem to be... not the best. I know in the blog article about what to expect, this can be normal. Curious if you all experienced this too and if you have any ways to stay energized while you go through this phase. Thank you!
  7. Hi Whole 30ers! A friend introduced me to It Starts with Food last weekend and I've read (and reread many sections) the book and am excited to get started ASAP. I have exactly 30 days that fit between two travel dates so I'm currently in the planning phase and basking in my excitement as I'm sure I will experience an emotional roller coaster. I'm a vegetarian but occasionally eat fish so for the next 30 days I'll be relying on fish and eggs as my main source of protein. I'm not super excited about that much protein (I'm a fan of The China Study) but I'm really attracted to the reconditioning of our food mentality and just overall relationship which is my main reason for embarking on this journey. I'm excited to interact with everyone here and share experiences! To start it off, if you had one piece of advice for me, what would it be?
  8. Cashew yogurt?

    I found a compliant (ingredient wise) cashew yogurt. I am doing the vegetarian plan, eating eggs and seafood for protein. My body doesn't tolerate dairy. I am hoping to add a small amount of this yogurt once a day or so when I need a break from eggs. Is this an ok alternative to kefir or greek yogurt that's allowed on the vegetarian plan? If so, are there recommendations to how often it's eaten?
  9. Read The Whole 30 a couple weeks ago and have since been preping things to get started on the program tomorrow. I have been vegetarian for over 20 years and will be completing this journey being so, which may be a bit of a challenge, but I'm up for it! Will begin reading the other books that go along with the program this week. Excited, nervous and not sure I can give up my gum! Any advice, strategies, or just friendly comments, bring them here. In good health ♡
  10. Starting April 25th!

    Hey everyone That's my first time doing whole30 and I'm super excited and nervous! I'm a vegetarian so I think it's a bit more challenging, but I'm committed to making it work. I've been preparing for the past few days and started today. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Let's go together!!
  11. Hey All, My weight loss has hit a plateau now I am stuck on 154.4 lbs since 3 weeks now... The only relief is that my overall blood work reports are great and secondly, as per my Gym trainer I have lost inches all around, these results are keeping me sane right now. According to the blood work, I have Iron, B12 and Vitamin D deficiency, my doc got me started on supplements for those. She said that's expected, as I m on a diet and there's nothing to worry about it. I was wondering if anything like this is happening to anyone else as well? Do I need to get worried?!! (I m panicking though). If there is someone out here on this forum with this same issue, any help or suggestions or tips will be highly appreciated. I hope I move away from this plateau soon TIA
  12. Hi, everyone! I've been doing my first Whole30 with my friends, and have spent hours searching for recipes and compiling this Google Doc. I initially did it with the intention of keeping it organized for myself and helping out my friends, but I figured y'all might find it useful as well!!! Each recipe links to the original article, so no copyright is infringed It is organized by appetizers, meats-- well, just see for yourself! If you have any recipes you would like me to add, please reply with it to the post and I'll be happy to share it. Happy Whole30ing!
  13. Passover

    I'm on day 4 of whole30 vegetarian. I'm wondering if anyone on here is Jewish and what you are doing about Passover seder? I am bringing a carrot / cauliflower / fennel recipe I found on the site. I was wondering if anyone had any good sweet potato recipes that I could bring as a second dish. Also, any ideas on matzah? Have you found any that work? thanks!
  14. Jan 31 was my Day 30, and I have lost 11.2 lbs!!!! Super happy! It has been tough but one look at the weighing scale at the end of my first Whole30 month, I forgot all the miseries... I m doing it again for sure!
  15. Hi there, I am new to Whole30 (1 week in) and I am just now taking on to the pre & post workout meals. Sometimes though the meals end up serving as my lunch because I eat late sometimes and am not hungry. First question: What are some examples of good pre & post workout meals? Protein + fat for pre-workout and protein + carb for post-workout, right? I've done a scrambled egg + guacamole for pre and sweet potato + mushroom for post. Could ya'll give me some more suggestions, I'm lacking in creativity/don't know too much about nutrition? Second question; Just HOW important is it to incorporate these mini meals? (i.e. how bad is it that they ended up being my lunch yesterday...yes I was hungry after dinner and had an almond butter, almond milk, coconut shred, chia seed concoction that I'm not sure constitutes as cheating or not....) I'm 24 y/o female with no weight problems, just trying to lose the last 10. I workout 2-4 times a week at a hardcore Pilates-esque studio.
  16. day 1 vegetarian

    Started my whole 30 journey today, very excited! I've been vegetarian for 30+ years now and can't cope emotionally with eating flesh (I've worked with animals my whole life, can't bring myself to eating them). I will be doing the whole 30 vego style but no cheats of eating legumes, grains, soy etc. I have accepted I will need to include eggs ( from happy chickens) but won't be introducing any meat into my diet after 30 years. Any tips from anyone would be brilliant!
  17. I am on day 7 today, so just finishing up my first week on the vegetarian program. My sources of protein have been Eggs, Tofu, Tempeh, and a bit of edamame in my curry last night. So far, I have been feeling surprisingly well. I was really worried that I would have bad withdrawal symptoms that I've heard about, but I didn't. The only thing I felt was a bit more tired, so I ended up not working out as much this first week as I had hoped. Looking to get back to my regular fitness schedule in week 2! My biggest problem so far is boredom. I'm starting to get really bored with the food I'm eating, especially breakfasts - which are usually eggs, spinach (or other type of leafy green) and some potatoes. I don't have a lot of time to cook in the mornings, but I wish there was something different I could make! I'm able to prepare Chia pudding for a few mornings. How is everyone else's journey going so far?
  18. Hi there! Starting my first W30 Jan 2 and a bit nervous about the meat situation. I stopped eating meat, excepting fish, a few years ago because I don't like the hormones/antibiotics/environmental effects. I'm willing to add a little back in during Whole30, but would really like to rely mostly on fish and eggs. Any tips for types of meat that would be easy on my stomach after all this time, and sources for high-quality (but affordable) cuts? I'm thinking ground turkey?
  19. I'm a newbie and hope I'm posting in the right place. Today is Day One and we're a family who is working toward living in a more environmentally sustainable way. So, we're not only going to try to eat mostly Whole30 vegetarian meals, but we're aiming for zero waste. We've lived the zero waste lifestyle for quite some time now, so it's not as daunting as it sounds. We're just trying our best to not buy products that create unnecessary waste. This means growing what we can, even prioritizing what we can forage seasonally, and buying whole veggies and fruits and nuts and oils in bulk. If there are others who are already doing this, I'd love to hear from you and learn how it's going! And, do forgive me if I'm not following the forum protocols properly. I'm going to do my best to follow the guidelines here. So excited to give this a go and see if this revision of our diet can help with my sciatica and insomnia. Thanks for reading! -- Liesl at Pioneeringthesimplelife and TheBuyNothingProject.
  20. Vegetarian Whole30

    Being a vegetarian (who DOES eat fish) I am confused on a few points from the Whole30 guidelines and shopping list. If someone could clarify, I'd greatly appreciate it. 1. So, no almond milk, whatsoever? Only coconut milk, & coconut water? 2. No snacking? Meaning, eating fruits and/or veggies in between meals isn't recommended? 3. Since Whole30 is all about NO legumes or grains, should I not be eating tofu or tempeh, even though it's on the vegetarian shopping list? It's a little contradicting. I know I need protein, which I can get from fish, but then I am scared of too much fish (aka mercury). 4. As a vegetarian, is protein from fish & eggs plenty? Or, should I be taking supplements? Thank you! I am on day 3 & would love to hear these answers before I get more involved in the Whole30 program!
  21. Hey all, So I did three full rounds of Whole30 by the book last year in March, July and November. I feel like the structure really helped address a lot of emotional eating/drinking problems I tend to struggle with, and in addition to feeling better and helping me to start a regular workout regimen for the first time, I lost about 10 pounds each time (5' 4", highest weight ever was about 175, I was 128 BRIEFLY at the end of my third Whole30 but now hover around 140/145). What I came away with education-wise is that I'm probably deeply sensitive to gluten-containing grains, certain dairy, and most definitely beer. Since then I've become vegetarian, and even toyed with veganism. I cook almost entirely vegan at home and experimented with strict veganism for about a month, which I found relatively easy to do but my weight/general internal cues of health didn't really improve too much (I haven't noticed ANY negative side effects from not eating meat by the way). But that might also be because I've also let a few bad habits creep back in—hitting the wine bottle a bit hard, inhaling whole bags of sweet potato chips in one sitting, etc. When I made the decision to become vegetarian I thought I'd never be able to do a Whole 30 again, but then I realized there are people like y'all that are making it work! So the question I'm looking to have answered is: for my 4th Whole 30 but 1st veggie one, what if any additional sources of protein should I include? I don't really eat eggs much anymore except as an ingredient in other things like gluten-free bread, but I've got a friend with some chickens I could probably buy a few a week off of. Beyond that, beans/legumes/lentils don't have any negative effects on me, so I'd want to include them (although: do y'all consider lentils a bean or a grain? I know there is discussion about that. If the general consensus is "grain" I'll leave them out). And tempeh is my jam. If I do all the fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds & fats allowed on a regular Whole 30, + chickpeas, beans, tempeh, and a handful of backyard chicken eggs, will that be enough? There's also some easily accessible organic grassfed yogurt available at my local chain grocery stores, so if I needed to add that it wouldn't be a problem, though I kind of want to eliminate dairy again and pay extra attention during reintroduction. My activity level is on the high side of moderate. I lift 2-3 times a week, run a couple of times a week, and do longer yoga practices about once a week, with shorter ones in the morning fairly often. I also walk whenever I can avoid driving somewhere. Thanks y'all!
  22. I've finished reading the book and am planning on starting mid-month, but I need to figure out what to do about protein. I eat some eggs, but I don't think eggs alone are going to be enough to get me through the 30 days. So how to choose vegetarian proteins? I've read the book and website section, and here are a couple of thoughts. It seems like (for elimination purposes) it makes the most sense to choose a limited type of additional protein. Like, not tofu AND yogurt AND legumes, but maybe one of those. Theoretically I could manage with only whey protein and eggs. (Although I realize that smoothies and shakes aren't encouraged, a protein shake every day or two combined with eggs would be enough protein.) That said, my reason for trying Whole30 is to try to get my body used to burning fat. Because of a metabolic disorder, my body doesn't like to do that which results in low energy without frequently eating carbs and a difficult time losing weight. The idea is that the Whole30 will force my body to use fat as an energy source, and hopefully help me resist high sugar / high simple carb snacks as a way to keep my energy up after the 30 days are over. I don't currently suspect any food sensitivities, though I haven't done an elimination diet so it's really hard to know. Thoughts? Suggestions?
  23. I am confused about what properly prepared legumes means. Does this refer to the type of pre-soaking?
  24. I have been trolling around the forums, but thought there might be other good ideas out there... all help appreciated! I am going to stay with my son & dtr-in-law & their brand new baby. My job will be cooking & cleaning, while d-i-l recovers from surgery & new-mom-ness. I'm looking forward to it, but don't want to spend my days making two meals every mealtime. I am looking for ideas that can work for both of us. Most (all?) of her go-to meals generally make me feel icky. I can handle the occasional meal, but not a steady diet of her favs... pasta, cheese, TVP. She is breast feeding, which probably means a lot of spiciness is out. So far I have: - Assemble-it-Yourself tacos, with all ingredients in separate bowls at the table. (She can have tacos & cheese; I can have meat.) - Loaded salads with chicken strips & shredded cheese available separately as sides. - Devilled eggs - Meat sauce with vegs for everyone + quinoa spaghetti & cheese for her. Any other brilliant ideas or suggestions?
  25. I'm on Day 6. This has been challenging, but so far everything is basically working out. I get cranky in the afternoons, I think because that's when I used to have my daily cookie and sugary drink, but the mood swing is over by dinner. The one issue I'm having is eating so much meat (including chicken and fish). I'm not a vegetarian, but I generally only have meat at dinner or sometimes not at all. During a typical week I probably eat 4-6 servings of meat. This morning for breakfast I heated up leftover turkey sausage, sweet potato, and egg casserole, and I basically gagged when I ate it and had to spit it out. I think if I could eat a vegetarian lunch and breakfast every now and then it would make a huge difference in tolerating meat. For breakfast I've been eating 2 eggs with ghee, spinach, mushrooms, and 1 compliant chicken sausage. Could I change that to 3 eggs and leave out the chicken sausage? For lunch, could I use 1/2 avocado and 1/4 cup almonds as my protein source and add to a salad with olive oil? Thanks!