Jothika

8/8 Starting my Whole30!

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 Hi, I am excited to be here! I’ve always been leery of fad diets, but my prescriber recommended this to me when I told her that I wanted to go off meds for my chronic condition.

Is anyone else starting today? Do you want to be buddies?

 I think the most difficult part of this for me will be taming my sweet tooth. (I already had some dried apricots after lunch.)

 I’m really interested in going vegetarian for animal welfare reasons, but haven’t had the willpower to see it through. If anyone else has been successful doing a vegetarian whole 30, I would love to hear any advice that you have! 

Thanks and good luck, everyone! :-)

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Hi @Jothika. There's a board for vegetarians doing Whole30 on this forum where you can go for advice. However, I'm not sure I would make that life change during Whole30 just because of the lack of compliant protein sources that aren't meat. Maybe you can spend this time focusing on buying ethically-sourced meats and seafood? Cage-free eggs, Free-range meats, fresh caught (not farmed) fish, etc... 

 

Good luck on your Whole30! 

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16 hours ago, Jothika said:

 Hi, I am excited to be here! I’ve always been leery of fad diets, but my prescriber recommended this to me when I told her that I wanted to go off meds for my chronic condition.

Is anyone else starting today? Do you want to be buddies?

 I think the most difficult part of this for me will be taming my sweet tooth. (I already had some dried apricots after lunch.)

 I’m really interested in going vegetarian for animal welfare reasons, but haven’t had the willpower to see it through. If anyone else has been successful doing a vegetarian whole 30, I would love to hear any advice that you have! 

Thanks and good luck, everyone! :-)

Hi @Jothika - we understand the desire to go animal free - however you are actually in a perfect position to delay that for 30 days + your reintroduction. Here's why. Some of the common vegetarian protein sources are those that we eliminate during a Whole30. This way your system is completely reset and you can reintroduce those items and see how they affect you going forward. If you will continue to be an omnivore during Whole30, you are in the best possible position to create the perfect vegetarian plan for you

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Hi Emily, ladyshanny, thank you for the advice!  I agree, I think I was being a little over ambitious about trying to do the whole 30 and start a vegetarian lifestyle at the same time. I will look at the vegetarian forum, however, to see if I can incorporate more vegetarian dishes into my diet during next 30 days. 

 You guys are so nice, thank you for responding to my post! I am already happy with the changes I am seeing. Last night was the first night in many weeks that I didn’t need to take Tums when I lay down to go to sleep. I didn’t have any heartburn. I’m excited to see what other changes will happen in my body and my mind.

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