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  1. New here...I will start on December 1st. I will start no sugar today because mentally, I am just ready. I have been a sugar addict for years and I have recently discovered that I am definitely sensitive to milk products. I tried Paleo a few years ago, as prescribed by my doctor, but I just didn't keep up on it, especially after I had met my soon to be ex-husband. He never wanted me to be healthy (he definitely wasn't) and It was so hard to fight for that. I have decided that now being in a safe place, I am going to break free from not just the bondage he and sugar had me under, but to finally take control and stop making excuses. I am ready to slay the sugar dragon and move forward. A friend of mine did the Whole30 for 100 days and has made it a lifestyle to help her kiddos and they did it as a family and saw drastic changes. I'm ready to make the drastic change for my body. I'm nearly 300 pounds, biggest I've ever been and I use to be healthy and an athlete, till college and a back injury. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have goals and dreams and my body isn't going to be the result of those things unanswered. I'm ready to do this!
  2. 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?
  3. I just got back from the store with the healthiest looking grocery cart O think I have ever had. I'm both excited and nervous for this to begin. Nervous to step on the scale tonight to get my initial number and afraid I'll let myself down. However my overwhelming feeling is excitement and a reset.
  4. 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!
  5. Whole30marriage

    Allergies

    Hello, This is a two part question. #1 Has anyone experienced an onset of allergies while on whole30, when never having them before. (I've been on whole30 for 8 months now) the past two months I have been miserable with symptoms. #2 I love whole30 and do not want to stop, so does anyone have any ideas to elevate the allergy symptoms.
  6. Hi All! New to whole30 and currently on day 9 and nothing appeals. I know smoothies are a nono but i needed to eat something. Nuts, nut butters all bleh. I assume this happens to people but i feel more uninspired than i did during the first week. Any suggestions? thanks!
  7. Amyrotella

    Anyone want to start 4/20??

    I'm looking for a few (or one??) person to join me in a whole30 but I don't really want to wait until next Monday to begin... anyone??
  8. Hi guys, I began the Whole30 15 days ago in hopes of restoring my digestive health. I suffer from daily chronic diarrhea and have for about 2 years now. I can’t pinpoint a direct cause (i.e antibiotics, food sensitivities etc) because it really just started out of nowhere. Occasionally I’ll have a perfect poop (last one was on 07/04/17) but other than that I wake up every day and immediately feel a relatively urgent need to poop. It’s always loosely formed with visible bits of undigested food. I’ve wondered if I have IBS but I don’t feel any stomach pain or cramping during the day. It seems like my problem might me psychosomatic as in my brain is triggering me to evacuate my bowels directly upon waking rather than my digestive tract signaling to my brain when it’s ready. I’ve noticed little to no improvement and I’m two weeks in. Do I just need to give it time? Has anyone been through a similar situation and did the Whole30 work for you? I guess I’m just feeling a little discouraged and I don’t want to be popping Imodium on a daily basis. Thank you in advance.
  9. Couchpotayto

    Whole30 First Timer

    Hello Everyone! I am so happy this forum exists so I can run to any of you, read stories and share my experiences. (I hope I am using this correctly) I will be starting my journey this week, I am finishing The Whole30 30 day guide and educating myself as much as possible before I begin. I am very excited....but also TERRIFIED! Is this normal? I just want to succeed. I have struggled A LOT my entire life with my weight. I am a 25 year old woman, and I am at my heaviest starting weight (278.3 and I am 5'9"). My relationship with food is not "unhealthy", I just do not know how to eat. I will usually skip breakfast, have a small lunch and binge when I get home, which is not ok by any means. I also have not exercised in months. I wish I could just tell myself to get up and do things but I struggle greatly. Has anyone else been in my shoes? I am reaching out to you, any of you for support. I am excited to do this, but what else can I use as a push other than what I WANT?
  10. Call me Phoenix. I started the Whole30 on March 17th 2018. It was absolute hell. I've never had my body feel worse. For 10 straight days I had a pounding headache/migraine, I had no strength in my body, I couldn't sleep, and I just felt completely miserable. I could hardly move around the house. Granted, all I had been eating was carbs, dairy, sugar and more sugar, so I knew stopping it all at once would be harsh, but I felt it had to be done. I didn't except the fallout to be so hard on my body; that was a wake up call. Then day 10 hit, and I don't know if it was some new medication I started for anxiety or what, but s--- hit the fan. I went from following the plan completely for 10 days to running out to the store for some lemon juice and coming back with a handful of candy bars, 4 slices of pizza from Pizza Pipeline, and devouring half a carton of Tillamook ice cream with 2 cans of diet and caffeine free soda. And I hated myself for it, because I instantly felt better. My headache went away, I got my energy back, and I've slept better last night and today than I can remember sleeping in weeks. But then the reality hit me. I was 10 days in to the Whole30, and I threw it all down the drain. And my cravings for junk are worse than today than they were yesterday. At my heaviest, I was 280lbs. Before my binge yesterday, I was at 225lbs. This morning, I was back up to 230lbs. Is that even possible? Did I eat 5lbs worth of crap? I'm totally devastated. Not only do I have to start over completely (Yes, I absolutely have to start over 100%) I have no idea what made me break so badly yesterday, but the worst of it is, IS THAT I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING. No one forced pizza down my throat. No one scooped ice cream into the bowl for me. I did it all on my own. And I hate myself for it. This time last year I was down to 170lbs. Long story short, calling off my wedding 3 days before did not help matters, and I spent a good 4 months in bed crying, depressed, and eating everything within sight, which rocketed me up to 250lbs. But I don't want to live like this anymore! I don't want food to control me or my life! I am desperately, desperately ready to get over this garbage and eat well. I've made sure my meals were balanced with the whole 30... good fats, a fair amount of protein, lots of veggies and some fruit with a meal, and as much water as I can remember to make myself drink. But for some reason, I AM HUNGRY ALL THE TIME NO MATTER HOW MUCH I EAT and I hate it. I did finally go to the doctors yesterday to have them test my thyroid and hormone levels, because intense hunger is something I've been dealing with for years now. But I feel like I let myself down so badly. I mean come on.... I had made it 10 whole days!!!! My plan is water fast Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (if I feel like I'm dying I'll have a small amount of veggies and protein once a day) and then to restart my Whole30 on April 1st. I'm just hoping that I wont have to deal with the miserable fly like symptoms I got the first week I tried. Do any of you have any advice for getting through this? And for not feeling like a total failure when you mess up? I know what the rules are, and this wasn't a tiny slip. It was a major one. And starting over is the only choice I have if I'm serious about really doing this. But man. I just feel worthless. My goal weight is 130-140lbs. I just want to be there by this time next year. So why do I feel like I won't make it?
  11. Hi! So I’m on day 25. For the first three weeks I felt awesome (once i got past the sugar cravings) Headaches went away, stomach issues ceased and I had better energy. NOW, I’ve had a headache for three days that send me home from work, constant upset stomach and bowel movements, disgustingly gassy and bloated. I was eating healthy before I started but did it to address some stomach pain but now it’s all back and worse than before. I’m a fitness specialist so I have monitored and eliminated FODMAP culprits but I keep feeling worse and worse . Stinks even worse because I was feeling so good until the three week mark.
  12. Hello! I'm Katelynne and I'm 24. I first did Whole30 back in December with my mom and sisters. While they experienced other symptoms (headaches, tiredness, joint pain) I didn't really have any negative side effects. The main reason for me doing Whole30 was to try and lose as much weight before my scheduled tummy tuck procedure in January. With Whole30, I lost 10lbs in a month and totally became hooked! My family and I planned to do Whole30 once every few months to cleanse ourselves and get our systems back on track. I had my tummy tuck in January, where another 9lbs of skin was removed. I had some bumps in the road, mainly fluid that hasn't fully gone away, and a terrible yeast infection. Because I was on antibiotics, an anti-yeast infection medication and was just mainly eating cereal and crackers during my recovery, I was totally on board with doing Whole30 again with my family and we started two weeks ago. I wanted to clear out my body of any toxins and start spring off with my health on track. My surgeon was actually the one that pointed out I had a rash, which appeared about 3-4 days into Whole30. I didn't think much of it at the time, but over the days it got worse. My surgeon and I believed at first the rash was due to the silicone cream I started using on my scars, and I thought it was mainly because it had a metal ball roller on it. But I haven't used the scar cream in a week and the rash has gotten worse. What started out as a small rash around my scars (lower abdomen) has moved up on my abdomen and is also now on mu back and upper thighs. I took Benadryl and Cortizone several times and the rash has not gone away. The rash is a series of smallish light red dots (some bigger then others) and does NOT really itch unless I touch it. I only just heard of detox rashes--could this be it? I like being on Whole30 but I just don't know if I should stop and wait a few more months until my body has fully healed from my surgery, and when I know for sure all my medications are completely out of my system. This scar is going on for 2 weeks and is only getting worse with all my efforts, except going off Whole30. Also does anyone have any tips to help get rid of the rash? Thanks for all of your time and help! I appreciate it greatly!
  13. Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer & Im living in Lakewood, CO. I am new to actually using this forum but have done Whole 30 5 times since 2010. I did my first one as a group challenge in my first ever CF gym back home in Upstate NY and now use it when I feel like my emotional attachment gets into a serious relationship with food without me realizing it! I am a Crossfit coach as a side hustle (since 2011) and work in marketing for a lawyers office by day. I just started another round on the 18th in prep for a weightlifting meet I am going to be in April and am sick of going off the rails only to try to cut 2 weeks out from my meet. It sets me up for a poor performance (shocking) and a loss of confidence on the platform because I drop 5lbs the day before and letheragy is an enemy of cutting weight for meets. My emotions go hand in hand with my eating habits and I am horrible with anxiety and stress. I haven't been doing so well! Hence why I am here! I had set a date for the 18th long before I got to the point where I felt ready to do W30 again but of course the universe gave me the perfect timing. The Sunday before the 18th I was crying in my mirror staring at my reflection and the jeans that hurt my thighs from weight gain. Now, i am not overweight in gov terms. We all know how it feels to be very comfertable in your own body vs. feeling like you jumped into the movie "Men in Black" and put someone else's body on. That was me. Feeling like someone different was staring back at me and I didn't like it. I'm here to change. I am in this alone right now and would love to know if there is anyone in here that resides in Colorado that may want to be my accountability buddy. I can't wait to connect!
  14. Although there isn't an official 7 day meal shopping list, I created my own for you to use with the new Whole30 book if you want. This is for one person. I was unable to find recipes for slow cooker beef brisket and plantains in the new Whole30 book. So I used the Braised Beef Brisket recipe instead. You will have to find a pan fried plantain recipe and add those ingredients to the list. I hope this helps. Enjoy!Shopping List for 7 day meal plan.pdf If you're having trouble downloading the shopping list, try this link instead.
  15. Victoria1234

    Second Day!

    Hello there! My name is Victoria Bussell and today is only day two of the Whole30 for me. It has been extremely hard for me already. I am not the biggest fan of meat, unfortunately. Any advice in that area?
  16. SheLovesToChew

    Significant Weightloss on Whole30??

    I'm wondering if anyone is attempting to lose a significant amount of weight during the whole30 process, or anyone who has. Obviously "significant" is relative, but has anyone lost more than 10lbs over the course of the Whole30? If so, did you eat less fruit and nuts and more protein/veggie combos? I feel more Atkins like when I omit the fruit and nuts, but it's not sustainable for me long-term, but it does help induce significant weightloss....just curious
  17. bombermcd

    Starting March 1, 2018

    Starting the Whole 30 journey March 1st, 2018- scared and intimidated at the moment!
  18. Hello! This is my first whole 30 and I am on day 12. Everything for the most part is going well so far, with the exception that I am getting SO hungry in the afternoons. I am not a super big woman; I'm 25 and 130 pounds (trying to lose a couple pounds/tone up). I feel like I have been eating MORE than usual and I am still hungry! For example, today I had~ - 3 eggs with spinach for breakfast (7am) - an apple and cashews at snack (10am) - mayo tuna salad & veggies with balsamic and oil (12 pm) then came home from work and was STARVING around 3 pm.. - and ate an RX Bar, 3 slices of turkey, and about 10 carrots HELP! Am I doing something wrong? Am I eating at the wrong time, or the wrong things? I would love advice on what could make me any less hungry in the afternoon so that I don't have to snack as much before dinner? Thank you!
  19. Forgive me if this is TMI, but I’m getting a bit concerned and I want to know if anyone else has experienced this. I completed my first whole 30 on Jan 30th, throughout which I felt great and had no issues with that time of the month. Once I finished and started reintroducing non-compliant Foods, I started spotting... which turned into basically a full-blown cycle that won’t go away. I read about people spotting while ON whole30, but my experience is AFTER. I’m on the pill in the middle of the month and absolutely shouldn’t have any period right now. It’s never happened to me before and I’ve been on the pill for 10+ years. Is it possible this could be related to reintroducing non compliant foods? -anyone with relatable experiences?
  20. Hello! I'm in the marketing business which means a LOT of client lunches. I'm on day 3 of whole30 and completely forgot this would be a hurtle. I'm going to Chef Geoff's tomorrow, and after talking to the chef, I think I have a few options but know I am going to dread being "that person" with the finicky order. Does anyone have any experience at this restaurant? Anything helps! Thanks! Lizzie
  21. Melissa Hartwig

    Plan a Whole30 dream vacation

    It's not unusual for Whole30'ers to end up navigating your vacation around the program. But what if you could do the opposite... Build your dream vacation around the Whole30? Where would you go? What would you do? And most important, what would you eat? Take a few minutes to share your dream vacation with us here. (And do a little research to see if this Dream Vacation could become a reality... Melissa's totally could!) 1. Where would you go on your Whole30 Dream Vacation? 2. What would you eat? Would you make your own food? Dine out? Have a personal chef? 3. Pick a few of our other 9 factors and include those into your dream vacation. What would you focus on: fun and play? Exercise? Stress management? Active recovery? How would you factor in other healthy initiatives into your Whole30 Dream Vacation? Take a few minutes to have fun with this creative exercise, and get inspired by others' ideas, too. You never know...maybe someone's dream vacation plan could turn into a helpful suggestion for your next trip!
  22. I just finished my second round of Whole30 and, just like last time, I began Reintroduction with gluten free grains. This time I did fresh gluten free pasta. Last time, I had me some itchy discomfort. This time I am completely breaking out in hives. Should I try to slowly introduce and isolate each ingredient to figure out what is causing this?
  23. NatalieMarshall

    Game Day Recipe Recommendations

    Favorite Super Bowl Game Day Whole30 compliant recipes, go! Specifically looking for a chili I can make in my slow cooker. I feel like there are SO many different recipes out there on the internet and I don't know who to trust! Would love some recommendations Thanks!
  24. I am toward the end of my third Whole30. Every round, I have sleep issues. I can fall asleep just fine but I wake up around 4am - sometimes after only 5-6 hours of sleep. I feel energetic and ready to take on the day when I wake up but I feel that I am not getting ENOUGH sleep (based on the 7-8 hour requirement that I've always heard). There have probably been 2 or 3 nights during this round of Whole30 that I slept 7-8 hours (and honestly, I was more groggy on those mornings). I have tried (individually) Sleepy Tea, melatonin, natural sleep aid from Whole Foods, and magnesium (Natural Calm). Is it possible that my body only requires 5-6 hours of sleep? If so, I am okay with this. I've just always read that "healthy adults require 7-8 hours of sleep per night"... and I am feeling pretty darn healthy these days so what gives? My energy levels remain stable and high throughout the day until I think to myself, "I only got 5 hours of sleep last night" then I start feeling run down (so I know that part is mental). Any advice on the sleep requirement or suggestions on promoting a longer night's sleep are welcome and much appreciated!
  25. I am very excited (and nervous) to tackle my Whole30. For the past two weeks I've been finding recipes, making notes, and planning! I'm doing this to kick my "sugar/ carb dragon!" Starting this on my very last semester of college to kick my ass into gear to get healthy.. and happy!