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#1 dana

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:51 PM

i did a complete, no-cheat whole30 in january--probably the best food-related decision i've ever made--and have been eating nearly whole30-compliant ever since--the glaring exception being wine with dinner. plus i eat out every 2 weeks or so, and stay basically compliant but who knows what's in the sauce and i don't want to be an insufferable bore:)

i'm planning on doing a full-on whole30 in the coming months, but for the immediate future, i'd like to try a whole7 (7 days whole30 compliant with no cheats or off-roading).

any post-whole30 folks wanna join in?

#2 Tom Denham

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

Dana - That's a great idea! I'm not going to join you, but the Whole9 recommends using a WholeWeekend, Whole7, or whatever subset you need as a way to get back on track after a period of off-roading.

I just made the WholeWeekend bit up, but the point is that after you have done a Whole30, you can benefit from shorter periods of strictness.

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I think the value of doing a Whole30 is to begin seeing meat, fish, eggs, veggies, and fruit as the good stuff and to start thinking of everything else as stuff we have to make do with occasionally. 

 

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#3 dana

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

so i've decided on a whole15 starting april15 (tomorrow).

i'd like to keep a log but am wondering whether it's more appropriate to do so here, since it's not a whole30, or in the whole30 log section of the forum.

i'm inclined toward the latter just because 1) that's where the logs go, 2) since doing a jan whole30, i've made whole30 food my daily diet, and 3) who knows? maybe i'll just keep going after the 15.

on the other hand, i'd never want to detract from people dong a whole whole30--because i truly feel the no-cheat 30 days is what shifted my food patterns and preferences and awareness around in such a powerful, sustained way.

any input, Moderators? here or there?

#4 Carie Skeahan

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Go ahead and post in the W30 log area. Others can certainly benefit from your previous W30 and this time around you are still eating compliant regardless of how many days.
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#5 Melissa Hartwig

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Absolutely post it in the Logs area - and let folks know in your first post why you're doing a 15. I think we need to spread the message that you don't always need to do a full 30 to reap the benefits, especially once you're a "veteran."
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:11 AM

great! got a whole15 started in the Logs.

#7 Alyson Leahy

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

Can I start the Whole15 with you one day behind?? Lol, guess I should have been checking the forums more frequently.

#8 dana

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Can I start the Whole15 with you one day behind?? Lol, guess I should have been checking the forums more frequently.


sure, Alyson! i started a whole15 log in the Logs section. feel free to join in there if you want--i'm fine with making it a collaborative whole15 log.

#9 Joe Mahoney

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

After doing a number of Whole 30's I find that a "Whole 7", or even a "Whole 3" can help me get back on track after I've gone astray after a non-Whole 30 meal or two. It's a quick reset for my system. The length depends on how long after the meal that I don't feel right.




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