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« Reply #1550 on: September 27, 2016, 06:29:48 PM »

Corn is not considered a vegetable under W30, since botanically it is a grain. They also call out things like potatoes (your regular baking potatoes or red boiling potatoes) and peanuts (not actually a nut, it turns out). Peanuts are legumes, like beans, and contribute to gut permeation.

The have relaxed the rules a bit on white potatoes. Here is a current list: http://whole30.com/downloads/book-shopping-list.pdf

and seasonl fruit/veggie guidehttp://whole30.com/downloads/seasonal-produce.pdf

N- if you are feeling hungry try to incorporate some good healthy fats (avocado, nuts, coconut)

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« Reply #1551 on: September 27, 2016, 10:34:37 PM »
Honestly, Im relieved that white potatoes are allowed. I dont plan on eating them 3x a day, but Im so glad I can have them at all. Thanks for the link!

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« Reply #1552 on: September 30, 2016, 12:16:56 PM »
Checking in on Day 20

Everything's been easy going. I haven't been getting bored with food at all - I pretty much cook the way I always did,  just drop the rice and pasta. Rice is probably the only thing I really miss. Even bread doesn't bother me!

In the first two weeks I was eating as much,  if not more (in terms of mass at least) than I did before.  That's changed a lot - having lost the sugar highs and lows,  I tend to miss lunch just because I don't notice the time and every meal is just smaller than it was.

I've also "come out" at work. We've had a few events where I was clearly not eating cake or drinking wine.  So I told them the truth - that since my pregnancy I've been having trouble with blood sugar and it had reached such scary levels that I'm doing something fairly dramatic add a first attempt to get it under control. Everyone just took it in stride and it hasn't been an issue.

My pre-prepped meals got me well through the week. The fridge and freezer is looking pretty bare again so tomorrow I'll be off on a big shop.  But tonight I'm just waiting for DH to get home for my slow cooked beef gulasch!
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« Reply #1553 on: September 30, 2016, 02:41:49 PM »
Its Day 5 for me.
I started out (not having read the book) just thinking it was about eliminating the foods on the NC list.
I didnt even really read anything about the whys or reintro or changing your relationship with food. Doh.
Anyway, read some more on the website. Im doing pretty well, having 3 solid meals with protein and lots of veggies. Im pretty hungry come meal time, so I eat a good plate full, and then I dont really snack. I guess snacking is where I used to have all my junk food. :) Im doing a good job and not dwelling on what I cant have. I havent tried ghee yet. I know its allowed, but historically, I have had trouble with dairy. I miss my faux butter, especially on veggies, but I actually suspect I react to it (earth balance). I might try some ghee.

I made a birthday cake for my kid and didnt eat any. I went to a friends and someone brought donuts, i didnt have any. My friends are all pretty cool and understand what Im doing (most have experience with being Raw, vegan, done w30 themselves, etc). My husband is still skeptical, but whatever.

I have been having a small homemade smoothie in the afternoon or evening, with 2 servings of fruit and water as the only ingredients. I dont think that is illegal, but I think its frowned upon. I didnt really know that until yesterday when I read about not drinking your food.

anyway, doing ok. Saturday is my usual grocery shop, so I will do that tomorrow. Ill probably go to costco this weekend, any good W30 things there?

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« Reply #1554 on: September 30, 2016, 03:04:10 PM »
Ill probably go to costco this weekend, any good W30 things there?
Oils (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil)
Eggs
Avocados
Onions
Potatoes
Carrots
Mushrooms
Canned tuna
Frozen vegetables
Spices
Nuts
Canned coconut milk (recent addition that just showed up at my Costco)
Sometimes there are deals on meat.

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« Reply #1555 on: September 30, 2016, 03:08:40 PM »
anyway, doing ok. Saturday is my usual grocery shop, so I will do that tomorrow. Ill probably go to costco this weekend, any good W30 things there?

Love costco for whole 30 ingredients! Coconut oil, nuts, chia seeds, frozen fruit/berries, avocado oil, meats - prosciutto, sweet potatoes (sometimes have them, sometimes not, but usually the cheapest I can get them for) flax meal, frozen seafood, canned tuna, coffee. Might have the whole 30 book too.

Good job on resisting the goodies :) The changing your relationship with food aspect of it is much bigger than I thought it would be!

Doing great Screwit, keep it up your 2/3 through!

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« Reply #1556 on: October 03, 2016, 11:26:29 PM »
Im starting day 9 tomorrow. I went to costco and got avocado oil, almond flour, frozen fruit, and some other stuff for my family. I also got a fitbit.

I find that a full plate of W30 foods fills me up for about 4.5-5 hours and by then Im pretty hungry again.

I made some ghee and tried a little on sunday. It was delicious. No obvious digestion changes, so Ill have some again tomorrow.

Im pretty sure this is the longest Ive gone without chocolate of any kind in 20 years. :)

How is everyone else doing?

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« Reply #1557 on: October 04, 2016, 08:23:40 AM »
Way to go N!

I love my fitbit! It makes such a difference to your consciousness of movement throughout the day. I also like the challenges they have release, especially the park trails one :)

How are you doing without the chocolate? It's a good time to ponder our favorite foods/indulgences and explore why they are such a big part of our lives.

Finished my latest round, feeling good! I do have to step up my cooking game though. Getting kinda bored with the food and know that with the cold weather, harder to find good fresh veggies and holidays coming up it'll be more challenging.

I have adapted my crockpot chai recipe to leave out the honey (and half the time I don't bother with the tea - if we want to drink it in the evenings) and added some Chaga and Asteralgus. With a bit of frothed coconut or almond milk it is delish and satisfies that "Need warm belly hug" feeling.

How is everyone else doing?

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« Reply #1558 on: October 04, 2016, 12:42:41 PM »
Hello all.  Great to see so many getting through their Whole 30 days intact.

I'm writing today to share a big surprise for me.  Last week I decided to have a "big well known corporation" mocha as a treat.  WOW!  Still not sure what was added but I was so ill i had to go home from work.  I've had some dairy, mostly in cheese form.. I haven't had any chocolate since we finished our first round of W30.  I'm sincerely hoping it was something else in the mix, but I guess there is no going back in some situations. 

Obviously, I've gone back to Whole 30 compliance for the next few days to get my system back to hmmm neutral? I guess.

Keep up the good work everybody!
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« Reply #1559 on: October 04, 2016, 12:50:44 PM »
Ouch, wrightstuff! Hope you are back on your feet soon!

I suppose that is what reintro was for. It could have been any number of things, the HFCS in the chocolate syrup, any artificial flavorings and that crap - but I am guessing it was the milk.

I seem to be able to tolerate cheese better than milk. Cheese will give me the stuffed up, blocked sinuses, scratchy throat thing. Milk makes me feel like I got punched in the gut and all the fun effects that come with it. A Latte (no sugar or other stuff) was my first reintro and I had a similar experience.

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« Reply #1560 on: October 04, 2016, 12:57:13 PM »
Ouch, wrightstuff! Hope you are back on your feet soon!

I suppose that is what reintro was for. It could have been any number of things, the HFCS in the chocolate syrup, any artificial flavorings and that crap - but I am guessing it was the milk.

I seem to be able to tolerate cheese better than milk. Cheese will give me the stuffed up, blocked sinuses, scratchy throat thing. Milk makes me feel like I got punched in the gut and all the fun effects that come with it. A Latte (no sugar or other stuff) was my first reintro and I had a similar experience.

I'm really suspecting the 2% milk they used.  They didn't have any soy in stock at the time.  At least my budget won't have to worry about jumping back onto the morning mocha train!
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« Reply #1561 on: October 06, 2016, 12:03:59 PM »
Oh wrightstuff that sounds horrible!

I have now only 3 days left and have been planning for a latte on my first day.  You've got me nervous now!

I better go and statt reading up on the reintro phase....

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« Reply #1562 on: October 06, 2016, 01:11:39 PM »
Screwit - One thing I have found super helpful with reintro is spend some time making a list of all the things that you have noticed have gotten better since you started your whole 30. That way you have an idea of what to look for to see if anything gets worse.

Also, take your reintro slow. Try ONE THING see how it affects yo,. eat whole 30 until you feel normal again and try something new.

Unfortunately, there may be some discomfort involved, but that was kinda the whole point, too see how different foods affect you and give you that knowledge going forward.

If you have any reintro questions, lets us know!

3 days to go, you got this!!

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« Reply #1563 on: October 06, 2016, 10:35:12 PM »
how nervous should I be about day 12
http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/

honestly, I really am dreaming of having tiger blood energy levels. that sounds fun. :)

things have been going pretty smoothly. Im mostly at home with the kids, so I dont have to deal with work lunches or a lot of eating out committments. Tonight I made a batch of toasted nuts with coconut oil, cinnamon and salt and they were very satsifying as a snack. I am feeling a little bored, but I will grocery shop in the next two days so will have the chance to buy some different stuff.

whats everyone cooking/eating lately? one of my go-to's is a chicken-grapes-red onion-celery-walnut-mayo-lemon juice salad on lettuce. its, creamy, crunchy, tart and sweet and very filling. I used to eat it on crackers or toast, but its great on crunch romaine hearts, too.

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« Reply #1564 on: October 06, 2016, 10:58:03 PM »
how nervous should I be about day 12
http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/

honestly, I really am dreaming of having tiger blood energy levels. that sounds fun. :)

things have been going pretty smoothly. Im mostly at home with the kids, so I dont have to deal with work lunches or a lot of eating out committments. Tonight I made a batch of toasted nuts with coconut oil, cinnamon and salt and they were very satsifying as a snack. I am feeling a little bored, but I will grocery shop in the next two days so will have the chance to buy some different stuff.

whats everyone cooking/eating lately? one of my go-to's is a chicken-grapes-red onion-celery-walnut-mayo-lemon juice salad on lettuce. its, creamy, crunchy, tart and sweet and very filling. I used to eat it on crackers or toast, but its great on crunch romaine hearts, too.

You'll be fine! If you're having weird dreams or cravings, just check in with us to be talked out of it :)

That salad sounds AWESOME. I'll admit to being in a bit of a rut. Last week was great I had lots of squash and sweet potatoes already roasted I could do stuff with. This week I've been so busy and stressed trying to get a new business off the ground I haven't been very creative.  I threw together a quick beef spaghetti sauce, threw in some chopped spinach and beet greens and some butternut squash noodles and called it done. The last couple of days have been quick salads or soups.

We have three thanksgiving dinners to go to this weekend, still planning to stick as close to plan as possible, but I've finished my last round so an not going to sweat every little thing. When I'm not doing whole 30 I basically stick with the no dairy, no gluten, no soy, very limited amount of carbs and no sugar but trace amounts (in bacon or whatever) It seems to work well for me.

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« Reply #1565 on: October 09, 2016, 08:52:48 AM »
So,  it's my last day.

Which OF COURSE meant that friends put their baby gender cake party on this evening. Which makes me think several things

1. Baby gender parties are COMPLETE BOLLOCKS and I wish I didn't know people who did them.
2. Really,  at the last meal time of this entire undertaking you put a CAKE party?
3. 6pm is NOT cake time.  It is Dinner time. Come on.
4. We all have little kids.  You may run yours by the south American keep em up till midnight tradition but the rest of them all need to be going to bed by 7 AND TOMORROW IS A WORK/DAY CARE DAY.

Bah effing humbug. And you can all get off my damn lawn as well.

Apparently Day 30 means "completely crappy mood" :/



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« Reply #1566 on: October 09, 2016, 12:23:49 PM »
Hey Screwit, CONGRATS ON MAKING IT TO DAY 30!!

I totally get your frustration with gender parties and those other social obligations that you'd really rather not worry about. And the frustration about it being on your last day. On the bright side, it gives you an excuse to say no to the goodies. If you tried to re intro on cake, you'd probably be in a world of hurt and not be able to pinpoint why.
What is your plan for reintro?

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« Reply #1567 on: October 09, 2016, 01:06:32 PM »
Thanks swick!!

The party turned out to be much nicer than I thought - it was really just immediate family: us there in person and the South American family via skype. I turned down the cake (pink), and my general mood is much improved over a few hours ago :)

Plan for reintro is: milk. I so very much miss my tea with milk at breakfast and my latte at morning tea. So that's tomorrow. I already expect some problems with it - when I have had a lot of milk in the past I would get stomach issues and the runs. I'm hoping there is a kind of minimum reaction threshold for me there that 2 drinks a day won't hit, but seeing as it's been a month with none at all the slight immunity may be gone. We'll see.

After that, I'm not sure. I do miss bread and I hope the heavy German rye isn't as bad for me as the lighter-than-air toast variety, but I may put that off for a while longer and give rice a shot as second reintro.

Then either chickpeas or soy. Both of those happen enough in my normal cooking that I'm really noticing not being able to use them.

Any suggestions from your experience?

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« Reply #1568 on: October 09, 2016, 10:43:54 PM »
screwit congrats on your 30 days AND to saying no to cake on day 30. impressive!

I actually DID have a dream last night that I was grabbing all kinds of chocolate out of some cabinets and planning to hoard them. I laughed when I woke up, because it was so on the nose!

I finished Day 14. I had some pineapple juice with breakfast and it almost tasted like caramel, it was so so so sweet. Tomorrow Im planning to do some bulk food prepping. Roasting a huge beet, making some butternut squash soup, toasting some nuts, steaming some broccoli, roasting some beef bones for more broth. I might also make zucchini soup so my zukes dont go bad. I can freeze some portions of both the soups.

dang, now Im kinda hungry!


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« Reply #1569 on: October 10, 2016, 07:29:14 AM »
GF and I are prepping for Day 1 of AIP tomorrow.  No eggs, nuts, or black pepper will be tricky!  Not the same as Whole30 but in the same vein.

In other news, our InstantPot will also arrive tomorrow. :D

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« Reply #1570 on: October 11, 2016, 01:21:00 AM »
Well the final numbers are in  For 6 weeks Whole 30 (10 days then 3 days break the the full 30 days) I lost 8.2 kg (18 pound). That was without even trying to lose weight - my focus was on my sugar response and I ate as much as I wanted of whatever I wanted (within the rules) whenever I wanted.

The most obvious thing about my Whole 30 experience was my lack of hunger and cravings. Without my body chemistry screaming at me it was actually easy to not eat that piece of cake. I also think it flattened out my mood as well. The mild depressions that would randomly hit have been completely absent in the last 6 weeks. I would like to find out if it affects my pretty severe PMS, but I haven't really gotten my period this month (due to the operation I had - I'm not pregnant!).

I didn't notice any other real physical symptoms abating - I don't have excema, asthma etc etc bit I'm feeling physically pretty good. I think most of that is down to carrying around less weight and also my dedicated yoga practice of the last 6 months is starting to pay off.  I'm moving easier and have suddenly realised that there is now a core strength that I never even noticed developing.

All of that,  combined with my new hair cut giving me the image I always felt I was and my wardrobe adapting to match and I'm feeling better about myself than I have in over a decade.

Thanks swick and the other participants here who kept this thread alive so that I saw it when I needed it!

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« Reply #1571 on: October 11, 2016, 07:58:56 AM »
Awesome job, Screwit :)

Sounds like a lot of positives! Thank you for sharing your journey and results with us :) Please keep us posted and use us as a resource while you do your reintro!

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« Reply #1572 on: October 11, 2016, 07:37:50 PM »
that sounds like a great result Screwit! lots of positives there. are you doing reintro or planning to keep on?

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« Reply #1573 on: October 12, 2016, 01:09:47 AM »
Day 21 of my 4th or 5th Whole30 ~ Random Thoughts

I successfully navigated Thanksgiving this weekend. It helped that I was the cook! Out of the many dishes I made, I chose turkey, beets and brussell sprouts with bacon (a Dr. Axe recipe .. yum!). I left the stuffing, mashed potatoes (with dairy), peas, corn and pumpkin pie for my family to enjoy:-)

NSV: A pair of jeans that I bought 4 years ago slipped on me today. I'd been waiting to try them on until I thought they might actually fit, and today was the day. Well, by 1/2 way through the day, they were positively baggy and looked terrible! I'm so excited! Into the give-away box they go....my wardrobe is shrinking again.

I forgot to eat dinner tonight ~ said me, never! I'm usually so obsessive about food, so this was a new one for me.

Pumpkin smoothies/shakes (made with coconut milk) totally take the edge off the craving of all the pumpkin spice *EVERYTHING* around right now! ETA: Having about one a week; trying to not make it a SWYPO thing. Certainly better than breaking down and heading to SBUX for one!

screwit -- well done! I'm super impressed by your ability to avoid cake on the last day and last meal of your whole 30! I may not be doing that ...mine falls on the dinner at a fancy/gala/party thing. Pre-set menu and a round table of others eating the same thing.  I faced this last year on my very first whole 30. (Hey, I just realized that its been a year since I decided whole 30 a try! Wow! Cool!)

Keep at it, everyone!

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« Reply #1574 on: October 16, 2016, 11:13:57 PM »
Im finished with Day 21 of my first W30.

I had a rough week-my daughter has been very sick with gastritis pain. We had dr visits, and even a trip to the ER. When we went to the ER I actually took a thermos of soup and some cinnamon toasted nuts because I didnt want to risk being super hungry and having to resort to a vending machine or something. After 6 days, she seems to be improving. She is on some antacids, but I hope we can simplify her diet as well and get her feeling better.

Today I went for a walk with a friend, we walked for about an hour? Anyway, I got 11 thousand steps today, which is my highest, by 6k points, since I started using the fitbit. Woo!

Im down 12 lbs since starting ( I know you arent supposed to weigh...but oh well)
I dont know if I have cravings, exactly, but Im still thinking fondly about NC foods. Actually, this week, when my daughter was feeling so bad, and I was really stressed, is when I was really thinking about certain foods. Made me reallly see those emotional triggers that I have.

I went to a tea party today and I just had herbal tea. None of the snacks were W30, so I didnt have any. I was fine. I actually spent the whole time talking to a friend on a similar diet, so we compared notes. :)

Today I also did some food prep: roasted some veggies, made some veggie broth, made some curry cauliflour soup, so Im feeling ready for the week ahead. I made a spatchcocked roasted chicken with ghee and herbs rubbed under the skin and it was the most delicious chicken Ive made in a very long time. It was so good!

Ok-hope you all had a good weekend!

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« Reply #1575 on: October 17, 2016, 02:14:56 PM »
N - I hope your daughter is feeling better. I can't imagine how stressful the whole situation was/is for you.

I really want to acknowledge how amazing you did dealing with all of that and not giving up/in.

Way to go on the step record! It's kinda fun tracking with the fitbit, isn't it? Have you checked out the challenges you can do? I don't really like the NYC marathon one, but the one that winds through all the waterfalls and nature of Yosemite is awesome!

Recognizing those emotional triggers is, I think, one of the most important parts of all of this. Once you know the triggers it is easier to come up with a plan to deal with them when they show up. Self-care is such an important piece that people don't think of., but if you can replace the urge/signal to eat with something else that feeds you, you'll be much better off coping!

Keep on, keeping on, you are on the home stretch!

How is everyone else doing?


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« Reply #1577 on: October 17, 2016, 02:29:11 PM »
N - I'm really sorry your daughter has been sick - I hope she gets better quickly! And well done for gettignthrough all of it with the WHole30 intact!!

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« Reply #1578 on: October 17, 2016, 10:34:40 PM »
thanks. she is doing better.

omg. all those recipes look amazing. Im salivating!!

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« Reply #1579 on: October 18, 2016, 02:06:19 AM »
ketchup - what Whole 30 things are you making in your Instant Pot? So far, I've only tried a whole chicken, stock with the bones and hard boiling farm fresh eggs. This morning I did steel cut oats for my husband and used the overnight timer for the first time. He reported in that they were excellent:-)

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« Reply #1580 on: October 18, 2016, 08:54:30 AM »
ketchup - what Whole 30 things are you making in your Instant Pot? So far, I've only tried a whole chicken, stock with the bones and hard boiling farm fresh eggs. This morning I did steel cut oats for my husband and used the overnight timer for the first time. He reported in that they were excellent:-)
So far all we've made are that turkey/gravy recipe, some basic bone-in chicken thighs, steamed artichokes, absurdly-overcooked broccoli (my fault...), and this lamb shanks recipe: http://gutsybynature.com/2015/08/26/lamb-shanks-with-ginger-and-figs-pressure-cooker-aip/

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« Reply #1581 on: October 18, 2016, 12:10:56 PM »
whole 30 in my instant pot:

beef stew
bone broth
cauliflour steamed with bone broth then pureed into soup
veggie broth
steamed or roasted potatoes
steamed sweet potatoes
steamed chicken breasts to use in other recipes (salads, etc)
butternut squash steamed (then blended with coconutmilk for soup)
hard boiled eggs

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« Reply #1582 on: October 18, 2016, 04:17:06 PM »
ketchup - what Whole 30 things are you making in your Instant Pot? So far, I've only tried a whole chicken, stock with the bones and hard boiling farm fresh eggs. This morning I did steel cut oats for my husband and used the overnight timer for the first time. He reported in that they were excellent:-)

Spaghetti squash
Curry
Soups and stews
Chili
Unstuffed cabbage
Pulled pork
Pot roast
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« Reply #1583 on: October 19, 2016, 09:15:04 AM »
I am on day 15 of my first Whole 30. No one I know is doing it with me, although a friend who I only talk to on Facebook finished her first one a few days ago. She's been my virtual support partner so far.

I must say, in reading the timeline I was feeling like I don't quite fit a lot of it. My first day was the worst, and I've felt pretty level since then except for some days of gassiness (tapering off, THANK GOD). Until yesterday - day 14. I was sleep deprived due to a nutty two year old who'd been awake multiple times the night before (including off and on from 2 until bloody 4 am), and I was just feeling so DONE with the program. In the evening I was having dark thoughts of going to Tim Hortons today and getting an iced capp and a double chocolate donut, my weakness. Thinking, what the hell am I doing this for? Why can't I just treat myself? Luckily this morning I am feeling much stronger and committed to the program. I am looking forward to this Tiger Blood arriving soon.

I really want to weigh myself, but am trying to focus on my NSVs so far. I've been trying to compare eating whatever I want to work. From before I had my first child to now (almost 5 years), I've gained 20 lbs. Just before starting the W30, I'd been letting myself eat whatever I wanted, thinking, I'm "treating myself", that if I like it, then that's fine. Then I started comparing it to working - sure, I'd *like* to not work every day. That would be awesome. But if I started just not showing up for work, or leaving early, then I'd get fired (not the good kind of FIREd). I might *like* to eat sugary junk and chocolate every day. But if I do that, I gain weight, feel like crap, not have energy, etc. And I want to be here for my kids as long as possible. Plus I figure if my husband and I are working so hard to retire early, I should try to do my best to make sure I'm at my healthiest to enjoy a long life in retirement with him!

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« Reply #1584 on: October 19, 2016, 09:36:43 AM »
Hi NorthernDreamer!

Be proud of yourself for not giving in - and also doing it by yourself! It is really hard if you do not have a support network. Please use this thread and us as well!

The eating whatever/work analogy is a good one, I hadn't thought of it like that. It does get easier! Do you have any strategies in place for when you are feeling low? A compliant treat (preferably non-food)? The opportunity to take a few minutes to yourself?

How is everyone else doing?

Dinner tonight is butternut squash noodles with meat sauce :)

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« Reply #1585 on: October 19, 2016, 09:51:32 AM »
Made this last night: http://www.cleaneatingveggiegirl.com/2016/01/12/aip-paleo-avocado-turmeric-chicken-salad/  Very hearty and delicious.  Ate it as a romaine wrap.  Doubled it for leftovers, even though I'm always afraid of avocado leftovers.

GF weighed herself and she is down 11lbs (!) on a week of AIP.  Some of that has to be water weight, and she in no way expects that rate to continue, but her body definitely likes what we're doing.

We've also re-embraced kombucha (a first for her, old hat for me), which means I need to start brewing at home again, because that crap is stupidly pricey at the store.

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« Reply #1586 on: October 23, 2016, 10:25:39 PM »
Im at the end of day 28.
Im doing ok. Im not sure I can say that I notice any symptom improvements.
I have lost weight, 14 lbs.
I think my clothes fit differently and I had to tighten my fitbit and my ring is looser. So maybe I have reduced some inflammation or swollen-ness. One of my sports bras that was TOOOOO tight over the summer is wearable again.

And I havent cheated, which means Ive been eating radically different than before.
But Im having cravings. Im also fairly certain that the ghee isnt working for me.
The problem I have is that Im on this medication that makes me constipated, so results are not as clear cut as they should be.

I havent actually read the Whole 30 books, so maybe I should...not sure what Im going to do after day 30. continue? trial?

anybody have stories to share of day 31+ ?


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« Reply #1587 on: October 24, 2016, 08:24:50 AM »
Hi N.  I'd use your energy levels and sleep quality as indicators of whether you should continue on a Whole45 or 60 or not. If you're having cravings, it might be good to continue until those diminish or it will make re-intro tougher.   The fact that you're down 14 lbs. suggests to me that you were reacting to some food you were eating before, so I would plan on a careful and methodical re-intro when you do decide to do so. 

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« Reply #1588 on: October 24, 2016, 02:34:38 PM »
Good news to report! I'm down 11 pounds on the Whole30 I just finished 4 days ago. I'm planning on eating Paleo/Whole 30ish for the next 4 weeks to see if I continue to see gains (drops!). This was my 5th Whole 30, I think. And I have now officially lost 50lbs. My BMI is now 30. Getting there! Almost JUST overweight instead of Obese....gah! Press on, team!

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« Reply #1589 on: October 24, 2016, 04:11:01 PM »
Hi N.  I'd use your energy levels and sleep quality as indicators of whether you should continue on a Whole45 or 60 or not. If you're having cravings, it might be good to continue until those diminish or it will make re-intro tougher.   The fact that you're down 14 lbs. suggests to me that you were reacting to some food you were eating before, so I would plan on a careful and methodical re-intro when you do decide to do so.

This :) Sometimes the changes are internal or gradual so you don't notice things are better as well. For my first whole 30, I tried Dairy and then gluten and had such horrible reactions I went back to whole 30 for quite some time. If there are things like say, chickpeas, that are part of your old diet that you really miss, you can introduce them and see how it goes. Most likely it will be the dairy/sugar/grains/alcohol that will cause a noticeable reaction unless you have specific sensitivities to other things.

Just make sure when you are reintroducing foods, don't mix them. It's tempting to have a piece of cake but that would introduce dairy, gluten, sugar all at once and if you react you won't know to what.

If you are still dealing with cravings and the psychological side of things you might want to just stay on it a little longer. They say "30 days" so people are willing to try, but it is really a lifestyle change in a lot of ways and sometimes it takes longer than that.

1967mama - WAY TO GO!!! Those are AWESOME results! It's been so great seeing your journey and how far you have come :) Keep up the great work!

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« Reply #1590 on: October 25, 2016, 04:14:44 PM »
well, today is day 30.
I went off program yesterday and today. Yesterday my daughter was admitted to the hospital and had surgery. I actually did not have a chance to eat all day and then I had dinner in the hospital cafeteria. I didnt go crazy but I had roasted veggies that Im sure had butter and I had a tablespoon of ketchup. Today I had hospital room service with my daughter and I had gravy on my turkey and potatoes for lunch. Im not beating myself up. I didnt eat bread or get soda or have desserts or anything else, but it was definitely NC.

We got out today and on my way home I was thinking, well, should I just go and have a big cheat day and get pizza? I normally love pizza. Maybe because Im just really wiped out emotionally and super tired, but I dont actually really want to go get pizza. I kinda do, because pizza, but really I dont, because symptoms.

I also need to W30 proof my fridge and cupboards more. I need more choices. I like to buy lemon juice from costco which is compliant, and add it to my fizzy water. I ran out, and the back up we happened to have is a conventional lemon juice that is full of junk. Why is most food full of junk??? ykwim.  For me, planning ahead is key.

So, I think Ill return to W30 for the rest of the day and maybe do another 30.
I put a roast beef in the instant pot with some carrots and celery.
Im having a coffee with whipped coconut milk.
Im going to keep on keeping on.

about the weight-I would like to lose about 100 lbs, so Im not sure if the 14 Ive lost so far (couldnt weigh myself today or yesterday) are indicative of reactions, or the calorie reduction due to not eating all those extra grains/sugar/dairy.

I also did not get enough sleep over the last 2 days, so I need to go take a nap! oh-daughter had a laproscopic surgery and was released today, she is going to be totally fine! she also needs rest!!! but good outcome!!!

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« Reply #1591 on: October 26, 2016, 12:26:25 AM »
N - you made some great choices there, under the circumstances. Glad to hear that your daughter is on the mend.

I got some bad/sad news about my son today about some learning disabilities and of course, turned to food. I am pretty happy, in hindsight, that my go-to stress food was 1/2 a box of organic raspberries and a Lara Bar.

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« Reply #1592 on: October 26, 2016, 01:46:49 AM »
N and 1967mama I think you've both been dealing with a lot of stress and have done really well.

I completely failed my reintroduction. Like you N, I wasn't noticing anything hugely different at the end of my W30 and after a week of trying to reintroduce slowly and methodically I failed completely with a stressful weekend of long travel and family. What I did notice then was that for 3 days where I was eating as before I felt AWFUL. I felt really sick and weak and dizzy the whole time. I was kind of blaming it on illness from my kids (the stuff they're bringing home from daycare right now is ridiculous - it's been nonstop illness for 2 months) but I really think it was sugar and bread.

So one thing I've learned about myself is the 100% solution (which was in an article a few pages ago) is what works for me. The minute I had to start evaluating can I/can'tI/when/how much, I lost the ability to stick to it at all. So yesterday I started again. This time it's going to be a modified W30, with chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans allowed and a single cappucino per day. Okay, so it's not a W30, but I'm going to keep calling it one because that works for me.

I'm going to set the end date as the end of next month so it will be umm, 36 days? I just found trying to work out what day I was on really annoying and the end of a month is much easier to calculate to!

So then it's a.... non-W36? Am I still allowed to hang out here with that?

But this 100% thing has been enlightening. I've actually introduced it into other aspects of my life - budgeting, study, sex life... Yep, indeed. :D

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« Reply #1593 on: October 26, 2016, 02:47:19 AM »
Sending everyone big hugs right now. You are all amazing and much stronger than you know.

N - CONGRATS ON YOUR DAY 30!! You have had some major challenges and you did the best you could under the circumstances and you should be so proud of yourself. Sending lots of healing, positive thoughts for your daughter and family.

If you decide to extend your whole 30, We'll be here to support you :)

1967mama - I'm sorry to hear about your bad news. I've had some experience teaching students with learning disabilities and coming up with home strategies and such. if you need any support, please PM me. It is huge that you responded with raspberries and lara bars, thinking back to when you first started you probably would have handled it very differently. You have made so many awesome changes for yourself and your family.

screwit - Reintro is hard. Documenting everything is important because you tend to adopt to a new "Baseline" very easy, feeling good becomes your new normal so you don't really realize things have gotten different/better until you do the reintro and see how the foods affect you when you are operating for a more balanced baseline.

Ultimately you have to do what works for you, this is what the whole process is about. If that means having some legumes or the occasional cappuccino and they don't make you feel bad, that is great! We definitely aren't going to kick you out because you are doing it your own way :) The only thing I try and do is if I do share something that is not compliant, I try to remember to state it right up front. We're all on different paths/stages of the journey :)

When I'm not "actively" doing a whole 30 I include the occasional legumes, the occasional bit of rice/rice noodle when we are eating out or even the occasional bowl of popcorn. These are all planned and I thoroughly enjoy them. It's really the gluten/dairy/sugar that affects me so those are the ones I try and stay away from the most.

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« Reply #1594 on: October 27, 2016, 11:36:34 AM »
Hello everyone, I think I would like to try another W30 :-)  I did one successfully back in February but really didn't have a chance to feel the benefits of the program because I was sick with a terrible cold for 2 weeks of it and had zero energy.  Since then, I've been back to eating lots of sugar and gaining weight :-(  Sugar is my biggest downfall.

So the plan is to clean out the fridge and pantry this weekend, plan my meals and stock up on W30 foods, and start on Monday.  A couple of specific issues I am facing:

- I can't eat avocados - I think I'm allergic to them.  I've had several bad reactions (severe stomach cramps) at the end of my last W30 and a couple of times after that, so I stopped eating them.

- I think I will also need to exclude dried fruit from the W30 as the high sugar content triggers terrible cravings for me

- I still haven't found a good milk substitute for my morning coffee, so I will probably switch to tea with lemon again (unless someone can suggest something else - I tried coconut milk/oil but it didn't work for me).

Any tips and suggestions are most welcome!



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« Reply #1595 on: October 28, 2016, 11:04:48 PM »
For coffee, I put a couple tablespoons of the coconut "cream" the rises to the top of a can of coconut milk, into the blender with a bit of the hot coffee. whiz it up for a minute, then add that back into the rest of the coffee.

or maybe you could try cashew milk? its not too hard to make at home.


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« Reply #1596 on: October 29, 2016, 08:42:39 AM »
ZiziBP.....
the 3 foods you are having problems with  are all  short chain carbohydrates.
You may have a form of IBS known as FODMAPS.

http://www.badgut.org/information-centre/health-nutrition/low-fodmap-diet/

I have this......no dairy/grains.....low fruit .
Good luck.

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« Reply #1597 on: October 29, 2016, 11:10:31 AM »
ZiZiBP, +1 for Debbie's FODMAP theory.  That was the first thing I thought of when I saw your list. Check out Monash University's food app and information. 
http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/fodmap/

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« Reply #1598 on: October 30, 2016, 01:25:18 PM »
Sooooo I was a bit stupid in the past few days. I had sex with my pants on and found a recipe for these amazing cookies made only of bananas,  almond butter and cocoa powder.

They are DELICIOUS.

Buuuuuuut I have an already-noted sensitivity to almond butter and in over indulging my knees are now so painful I can barely get in and out of chairs!  Grrrrr I'm so angry at myself - I KNEW this would happen but I still went ahead and did it.

So now I guess I will get to see how long it takes to work this out of my system,  at least enough that whatever kind of inflammation is going on goes down.

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« Reply #1599 on: October 30, 2016, 08:21:10 PM »
For coffee, I put a couple tablespoons of the coconut "cream" the rises to the top of a can of coconut milk, into the blender with a bit of the hot coffee. whiz it up for a minute, then add that back into the rest of the coffee.

or maybe you could try cashew milk? its not too hard to make at home.


Cashew milk sounds great but unfortunately I don't have a blender.  I think it will be tea with lemon instead 😊

Debbie and LIB, never heard of Fodmaps.  Sounds interesting.  I thought that maybe I have latex allergy (latex fruit syndrome) because the two things that cause me the most cramps are papayas and avocados? In the past I also had trouble with bananas but I can eat them now.
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