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Starting July 6- help staying organized!


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Hi Everyone!


I'm super excited (and nervous) about starting my whole30 journey on July 6! I'm actually moving from my home in NYC to Syracuse, NY on July 5 and figure no better time to start than with an empty kitchen!


A little about me:


I am an early 20's theater professional moving to Syracuse to work as a teaching fellow in the public schools for this upcoming school year. Very excited but also nervous. I have been cooking since I was a little girl and am a self proclaimed foodie.


Growing up, I was very overweight. I struggled with an eating disorder for most of my life and just never felt good. 3 and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Pre Type 2 Diabetes and a gluten allergy. Cutting gluten out has made my world clear again (and I've lost about 15 pounds). I also have pretty crippling Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and most times I just feel bloated and tired, regardless of how much I exercise. So I've talked to a few friends and really hope whole30 is going to help me in a lot of ways!


I'm really good at starting things off strong, but struggle to maintain steam and follow things through. I would love some tips to stay organized and motivated. Also I've heard a lot of people suffer extreme fatigue while doing their first whole30, and I'm also looking for tips to help combat that. I'm going to be dealing with 10 year olds everyday- I'm in desperate need of energy.


Some of the foods im nervous about cutting out-

Beans- Because of diabetes, I not only have sugar issues, but issues getting enough protein. So a lot of what I eat now contains beans and chickpeas.


Dairy- Just yogurt really, its my main staple for breakfast. I need to learn to like eggs more.


Would love any tips or support. Ways to keep track of your meals and how you're feeling each days. and If anyone else Is planning on starting july 6- I would love someone to help keep each other accountable!!


Best of luck on all of your journeys!!

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This really works. I hope you will stay with us long enough to experience the "magic."


Beans and chickpeas are not a good source of protein compared to beef, lamb, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, so you will get plenty of protein if you follow the meal planning template guidelines for composing meals: http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf


There is no need to eat eggs at breakfast. Any food is fine as your first meal of the day. I've actually prepared scallops and zucchini noodles for breakfast before. In fact, you might want to organize yourself to eat other foods as your first meal and save eggs for those times when you are pressed for time and need something quick and easy.


Dairy tends to provoke an insulin response, so that yogurt you are used to is a problem. The amazing thing to me is that conventional guidance about what to eat when you have diabetes or a pre-clinical condition is typically not your best choices. The Whole30 menu is great for stepping back from Type 2.


Your body feels tired as you withdraw from dependence on sugar and switch to burning fat efficiently. Nothing will make it seamlessly easy, but be sure to eat starchy veggies at least once per day to make it as easy as possible: potatoes, parsnips, rutabagas, plantains, beets, etc. 

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