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by 0 · March 25, 2014 at 12:38 AM

If you have done or attempted the Whole30, how many attempts did it take you?

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paleot 0 · March 25, 2014 at 12:23 AM

It took me a single attempt to switch from a western diet to eating meat / veggies. I was never really that into eating junk food and sweets (although, they filled my diet at the time out of ignorance.) Eating very low carb took me a year... (more)

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by 0 · March 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I'm currently thinking about doing a whole30 and would love to have a "team" to do it with. Support is great. Someone to bounce ideas, problems, stories off of is amazing. :)

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by 10 · August 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM

It's my 27th day on Paleo/whole 30. The first few days I had the carb fever and was so down. Then like 2nd week rolls around, I felt a burst of energy. 8 pounds less and a couple inches off my waist, I'm not feeling THAT energetic and find myself... (more)

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SkylerM 0 · August 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM

First of all, I believe you are confused. Paleo and Whole30 are separate, they are not universally interchangeable terms. While paleo has a lot of gray areas, Whole30 is outline rather specifically. You are not on a Whole30 diet at all. If you... (more)

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by 0 · August 28, 2013 at 3:22 AM

I am ending a whole30 on Sunday and decided to try a FODMAP-free diet for the first week out because I have continued issues with constipation/bloating/gas. I am trying to develop my meal plan for the week using the various resources on here and... (more)

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Jarryd 0 · August 14, 2013 at 1:26 AM

I've been FODMAP free for 2-3 months now and have been taking betaine HCL and digestive enzymes with every meal. Tried macadamia nuts and broccoli recently and both caused a reaction, although not as bad as a couple of months ago. Hopefully I'll... (more)

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by 0 · August 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Hello - my first time posting here. I have been doing the Whole30 for 20 days. Here is what I am experiencing. I feel like I'm all over the place. The entire process has been rather discouraging. I would love some advice or guidance on what I can... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 08, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hi Emily - Whole9 blog has message boards that might be more help for you. They might be able to point you towards a naturopath or nutritionist on their team that could help you more, but in general, are you eating 3 meals a day? Have you stopped... (more)

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by 40 · February 22, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Hey all! My spouse and I have been doing Whole30. This is our second stint, and have been mostly dedicated paleo eaters until this summer (beer, BBQs, birthdays). Hence the feel for a reset. A week in, we went through most of the typical... (more)

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kscheid 0 · February 22, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I noticed your post went unanswered. Did you find any solutions? I know of some supplements to take that can alleviate that die off effect that can cause bloating or other typical detox symptoms. One really easy, cheap and effective one is... (more)

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by 64 · July 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

So I'm trying to lose some baby fat I still have...Currently doing the 30 day challenge, and I'm exercising primally everyday (long slow walks, 2 days of heavy weight and 1 day of sprints per week). I'm 4'12 (1.52 m) and currently weight 92 lbs.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM

You do not need to lose weight. If anything you could use to gain some weight, but possibly trade a little fat for muscle. Don't count carbs because you can't know exactly how many you are using. Eat lots of fat and protein, and eat lots of... (more)

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by 0 · July 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I'm almost done with my whole 30 (currently on Day 30. Feeling great results. I realized a brand of salsa I bought nine days ago has sugar listed as it's ninth ingredient (three are 13 ingredients). I usually use 1-2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons are... (more)

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greymouser 0 · July 02, 2013 at 5:07 PM

There are much more important things to worry about than <= 1g of added sugar in 2tbsp of salsa. :-) Next time, make the salsa yourself or just buy a brand without any added sugar. As a side note: "fruity salsa" like a spicy mango salsa, will... (more)

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by 25 · August 10, 2013 at 4:21 AM

Hello, 6 weeks ago I started intermittent fasting while following my paleo diet. The reason I am doing this is to help with insulin resistance(I have lost 30 pounds but not one inch from my stomach as I seem to be storing all my fat there) and... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · June 06, 2013 at 1:04 PM

You are not getting enough carbohydrates and probably also salt. The paleo diet eliminates sugar (glucose/fructose) with the emphasis on the fructose. You still need carbs.

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by 25 · August 23, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Hi, I am starting my second paleo whole 30. The first one went fine, was a bit tired at first but then smooth. I did the first whole 30 in Jan and ate mainly paleo until June - I may have had the occasional rice, potato and slice of bread. I... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 23, 2013 at 7:42 PM

It sounds like you aren't eating enough calories to fuel a heavy lifting sessions. Personally, if I don't eat enough (even if I feel fool) after a lifting session, I will be ravenous at night or the next day. This also leads to sugar cravings and... (more)

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by 15 · July 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Hey All, Well....I WAS on day 2 of my 30 day Paleo Diet and decided to go for a smoothie and went to Smoothie King (I don't usually go to Smoothie King but I thought it would be ok.) I asked the girl if it was just frozen fruit with no sugar... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 04, 2013 at 8:35 PM

It's not like finishing a Whole30 perfectly means anything. You don't get special superpowers for doing so. You also don't cure cancer, you don't get a bikini body. At the end of a Whole30, all you've done is eat an extremely restricted diet for... (more)

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by 20 · July 31, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I started a Whole30 on Saturday (after taking most of the week to wean off of the limited number of carby foods I was eating). Felt fine first day. Sunday I kind of had weak and shaky symptoms, but they went away when I ate some squash with salt... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 03, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I'd suggest getting some potassium, if you haven't already. Your electrolytes might be off. Edit to add: bananas and sweet potoatoes are totally whole-30 compatible ;) As for answering the question, which I apparently find impossible to do if... (more)

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by 384 · May 06, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I've set myself the task of going 30 complete days on a strict paleo/scd diet to help my GERD (limiting nightshades too) and i'm on day 6 now. I did it for a week as a trial run and gave myself a cheat day about a week ago before starting. I never... (more)

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jakey 0 · May 05, 2013 at 7:23 PM

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by 173 · April 30, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I need someone to hold my hand here. I grew up in a home where white potatoes and canned corn were our vegetables. I've been paleo for about two years, but I've struggled with sugar/candy Despite cutting grains and legumes. I just finished the... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · April 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM

I roast my vegetables most of the time. Chop them and toss with a little olive or coconut oil, salt, pepper, and maybe garlic salt. Roast at 400 or so for about 1/2 an hour depending on the veg. Roasting really brings out the flavor. I agree with... (more)

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by 421 · April 15, 2013 at 4:13 AM

I've been Paleo for months, probably 85%, and I began my first Whole30 on April 1. I missed that one of the ingredients of my organic dried cherries is "cane sugar." I included it in a homemade trail mix and ate some on their own a few times, but... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Well, don't punish yourself mentally. I mean that. It's up to you. If you like how things have gone so far, there's no harm in making that minor correction and going on. If you really feel this removes your feeling of having "done it right" then... (more)

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by 0 · July 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

I am on going on day 3 of Whole30 and I've already lost about 2 pounds. I'm super worried by the end I will have shriveled away to nothing. I want to do this diet for the benefits of getting rid of carb/sugar cravings, seeing if removing gluten... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · April 05, 2013 at 7:30 AM

If you don't want to lose weight on the whole30 you are gonna need to stick to the bigger portions that they outline. Like 2 palm-fulls of protein at a meal, 2 generous thumb-fulls of fat per meal and lots of starchy carbs (sweet potato and potato... (more)

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by 421 · April 01, 2013 at 2:59 AM

So I am really eager to try my first Whole 30 and would like to start tomorrow. I eat mostly Paleo, occasional weekend cheats, some dairy (really only cottage cheese, butter, heavy cream). I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection. Is it... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · April 01, 2013 at 2:59 AM

Can you do non-dairy fermented foods instead of yogurt and such? Or take pro-biotic supplements, which would probably be stronger/more beneficial than a little yogurt anyway. Otherwise pushing the start date of your Whole 30 a week or two isn't... (more)

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by 233 · June 14, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Hey guys I've been paleo since about December and very strict since starting a whole30 on feb22 (one slip up with accidental peanut oil consumption, chose not to restart since it truly was accidental) so I haven't had any non whole30 foods in 27... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Nope, not normal in my experience. Try easing into a smaller eating window over weeks, not days.

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by 40 · March 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Good morning! I have officially completed my Whole30 challenge and thought I would share a few things I learned over the course of the challenge, feel free to share your thoughts and encourage others to take on this "strictly-paleo" approach.... (more)

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by 270 · March 31, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Hi! I'm on day 19 of doing Whole 30 and I've noticed over the past week or so that I get dizzy very easily these days, just bending over to pick something up. Any ideas as to why this is happening or what I can do to stop it? Here are more... (more)

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Tin 0 · March 17, 2013 at 9:04 AM

I want to second the recommendation for adding more salt. I had the same thing with dizziness on paleo, especially when I was super low-carbing. I have always liked salt, but had bought into the prevailing wisdom. They were wrong. Salt did the trick. (more)

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by 40 · February 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Hi! I've been getting slightly discouraged, I have been on a paleo diet for a little over two months, watching what and how much I eat and the scale hasn't moved. I gained a little over six pounds over the month of december and I was hoping... (more)

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sage_ 0 · February 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

you are doing a wonderful thing for your health. keep at it and know that numbers on the scale are not the only or even best indicator of progress.

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by 40 · February 22, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Hi everyone! I decided to do the whole30 challenge for various reasons; change of habits and weight loss being the main ones. Fortunately for me, the whole30 challenge wasn't exactly going cold turkey as I have been eating wholesome, real foods... (more)

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Michelle_35 0 · February 22, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Did you eat yogurt before hand? If so, you may need the bacteria that it provides. Whole30 suggested sauerkraut to supplement the bacteria.

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by 2022 · February 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I've been mostly paleo for about a year now. I'm pretty loose with the diet on the weekends, mainly cheating with alcohol and sugar. I'd like to dial things in, so I was thinking of doing a Whole 30. I've also been trying to get my husband on... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Mandy, there's only 4 carbs in a 5 ounce pour of red wine. I think it's totally reasonable to fit in 5-10 grams of carbs a week from wine. That's less carbohydrate than is in most fruits. A 3/4 cup serving of strawberries comes in at 8 grams of... (more)

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by 45 · February 01, 2013 at 2:26 PM

So, in brief, I am 32 5'6" 136# and according to an omron handheld bf test I am at about 11%. I have just finished the whole30 and I was strict, and mostly low to very low carb. I walked about 35-40 miles per week over the month (in fact I just... (more)

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bjjcaveman 0 · February 01, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Blockquote Is it possible that I have lost fat and just kept in step with lean body weight gains? What can I do to push myself over the edge without resorting to insane performance athlete type fitness endeavors? YES! Basing everything off... (more)

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by 15 · February 01, 2013 at 1:54 AM

So, I've been Paleo since August or so, but not super strict or anything because I'm a broke college student on a budget and can't exactly afford grass-fed all the time. Anyways, I just started Whole30 three days ago and I've been eating tuna and... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 01, 2013 at 1:33 AM

It's only been 3 days. If you feel like adding three days to make up for it, fine. But it doesn't matter. It's not like you've been eatin soy for the whole 30 days and are wondering why you're not seeing any changes. Just keep up with the... (more)