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Hi! My name is Lisa from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico (http://goo.gl/maps/gXCfE).

I've had a really bad relationship with food since my early teens. I did Weight Watchers on my High School Senior year and it worked (lost 27#). However, since this diet did not help me with my emotional eating I gained the pounds again a few years later. Ever since, my weight has gone up and down like a yo-yo.

The last few years have been really tough for me personally. I've been batting depression and my emtional eating has gotten even worse. A few months back, I got fed up and decided to get ahold of my life.

I have had seen the hype about the paleo diet but it didn't get my interest since I thought it was just A-NO-THER diet...you know. One day, I stumbled upon the Whole30 on Pinterest and out of curiosity checked it out. I started doing my research (reading and watching documentaries) and thought this could be it. I thought this could help me break out of my bad relationship with food once and for all. And to get more energy, have better concentration, better looking skin...would be the tip of the iceberg. ;)

It even got more my attention when I read that it could help my mother with her arthitis which she's battling it since she was 29yo.

Yesterday (Oct. 3), was my first day. It was kind of tough but I did it. I think the hardest part, for now, is breakfast which now I have to prepare in advance (before I used to grab a sandwich and go).

I'm excited to this and I'm confident that I will go through it!

PD-Anyone around from PR? Please give me a shout out!

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Good luck, lisanaili! I did my first Whole30 several months ago, mostly to lose some weight and reset my body to eating healthy food instead of junk. What I didn't bargain for were some of the other benefits. Around Day 12 I was feeling like something was 'different', but I didn't know what. A couple of days later, it dawned on me--all my arthritis symptoms were gone! My knees had gotten so bad, that some nights I couldn't get out of my car. I just couldn't straighten out my left leg and put weight on it. Even if I sat for a few minutes at work, I would have trouble getting my knee joints to move. I had been in agony for so long, I just accepted it as normal.

Until I did the Whole30, and fed my body what it NEEDED, not whatever was closest or most convenient. Over the last few months, some dairy had started to creep back into my diet, and my symptoms started to return. Not bad, but I was heading in that direction. So I'm back for another reset, because it feels too good to feel good.

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Good luck, lisanaili! I did my first Whole30 several months ago, mostly to lose some weight and reset my body to eating healthy food instead of junk. What I didn't bargain for were some of the other benefits. Around Day 12 I was feeling like something was 'different', but I didn't know what. A couple of days later, it dawned on me--all my arthritis symptoms were gone! My knees had gotten so bad, that some nights I couldn't get out of my car. I just couldn't straighten out my left leg and put weight on it. Even if I sat for a few minutes at work, I would have trouble getting my knee joints to move. I had been in agony for so long, I just accepted it as normal.

Until I did the Whole30, and fed my body what it NEEDED, not whatever was closest or most convenient. Over the last few months, some dairy had started to creep back into my diet, and my symptoms started to return. Not bad, but I was heading in that direction. So I'm back for another reset, because it feels too good to feel good.

I'm glad your arthritis got better doimg the Whole30, that's what I'm expecting for my mom. I guess that after your done with the program you have to figure out what foods you can add or avoid in order to keep being healthy. So, it's good your back on the program. Good luck!

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