Sep. 1 - Who's with me?!


BecFreeby

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I'll join! I began 9.1, so this is my 7th day. I keep waiting for the - hangover/kill all things/I just want a nap - listed in the timeline https://whole30.com/revised-timeline/, but have not had any of those problems. I'm a pescatarian who eats eggs. I've been off most dairy for months. I did add chicken back into my diet just for the Whole 30. Since I can't have beans and I don't eat soy (oxalates/kidney stones), I would have had to eat either eggs or fish twice a day. The only things I'm missing are the square of 72% cacao chocolate I ate each day and grains. I really miss grains.

I signed up for RealPlans which makes life sooo easy. There are hundreds of recipes and I can exclude foods I don't eat like beef. There are several foods that have too many oxalates for people with kidney stones (spinach, almonds, etc.), so I just excluded those, too. The meal plan is set up for you and the recipes are all right there. It's great! You can switch out anything you want or double something to have twice.

BecFreeby, you said you've always loved this community, so I'm assuming you've done this before. Do you include other helps along with the eating program like meditation?

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Hello Decker and Hummybird! Thanks for being on my accountability team. I don't log my food in the thread, but I can summarize here from time to time. Hummy, like you I am (so far) feeling great! This is my 4th or 5th W30 and in the past I have had some pretty bad detox days. But it's been pretty smooth sailing so far. A little headache and some low-energy days, but I can handle it with guacamole, my one true love, by my side :-)

As for other helps, I really utilize the shopping lists and I think the key is to keep it really simple but interesting. Mix in some new recipes with the old tried and trues, and be open to changing your plan if that keeps you successful. For me, I work out of the home about 14 hrs/day, so sometimes a smoothie is what it takes to keep me compliant. I don't work them in to my meals regularly, but I am a big fan of whatever freaking works. I also think that trying to keep exercise going, during the first two weeks helps me. Some days SUCK because I feel so weak but on the other side I am thankful for the consistency. 

How are you feeling on Day 8?

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Hi BecFreeby and Decker,

Day 8 has been perfectly fine. Since I'm retired, time for food preparation is not a problem. I've probably spent too much time perusing recipes and preparing food, but I'll find favorites and get the hang of what works best in the near future. I'm not a fan of cooking. Former art teacher and potter, but no shows in the foreseeable future due to Covid19, so no pressure. Actually, I'm thinking Whole 30 during the pandemic is probably easier in some ways since I don't have the opportunity to go out to eat with friends. 

BecFreeby, if you're actually able to exercise at all and can stay Whole30 compliant working 14 hour days, I'm impressed! 

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2 minutes ago, hummybird said:

Day 8 has been perfectly fine. Since I'm retired, time for food preparation is not a problem. I've probably spent too much time perusing recipes and preparing food, but I'll find favorites and get the hang of what works best in the near future. I'm not a fan of cooking. Former art teacher and potter, but no shows in the foreseeable future due to Covid19, so no pressure. Actually, I'm thinking Whole 30 during the pandemic is probably easier in some ways since I don't have the opportunity to go out to eat with friends. 

I totally agree! My last W30s I was trying to do while working a full time job and running a business doing farmers' markets. VERY challenging. Now I work from home so cooking compliant meals is very easy. 

Feel free to share any recipes you come across that you enjoy! 

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Ha! I promise, it's all about planning. If you have prepared food you can throw in a little lunchbox to take with you, it's no big deal. And because I have done enough of these, I also know which local spots have ingredients or things on their menu that I can have to keep me on track in an emergency. But thank you for the vote of confidence!

Exercise is not intense- just whatever I can fit in to the day. Sometimes it's just walking my dog ;-)

Where are you both from? Do you have access to a lot of fresh produce?

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