misshannah

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  1. Once I tried to give up coffee while attempting a round of W30. I thought I didn't drink enough to expect serious withdrawal issues. It was so severe, I felt like I was going crazy. I think my brain couldnt handle all the changes at once.
  2. If you make things like chili or tomato sauce, you can hide some veg in there, in shreds or tiny dice etc. We added two large zucchini (not my fave) to a meaty "pasta" sauce and I hardly noticed it!
  3. EllieViolet, please read what I write knowing that I absolutely relate to your frustration. I have MORE weight than you do to lose, and I have 10 years on you, so my chances are slim. You asked what you're doing wrong? In my opinion: 1. weighing yourself. 2. consciously or unconsciously restricting something....maybe calories, maybe fat. 3. believing with all your heart that this has not been worth it because you haven't shifted the scale. However else you feel about your body, until you see its inherent worth and the value in feeding it real whole foods and not hyperstimulating restaurant food and a lot of sugar, you will condemn it. I know it sounds super hokey and not at all results that you want, but you have to believe that you deserve to be nourished for no other reason than that's what's good for your physical and mental and emotional health. I'm honestly convinced that self-loathing causes a disconnect in the brain that puts it in a fight-or-flight mode all the time, caused by the anxiety of not losing weight, which causes stress hormones to course through our bodies, which interfere with our bodies' ability to self regulate and so on and so on in a vicious circle. Maybe you're right and this isn't the program for you. But you haven't wasted the effort by feeding yourself.
  4. Thanks!!
  5. @SugarcubeODI completely agree that fat bombs seem too treat-like to be safe, but I'm confused about the above every time I see it. A closed handful of nuts and seeds is listed as one of the fats that can be added to every meal according to the template. Is the recommendation that they really not be used as a plated fat? Or not daily? I use all the plant fats as well as seeds and animal fats (eg bacon, crisped proscuitto, crispy chicken skin). I don't love nut butter but I do add a closed handful of pumpkin seeds to my salad daily along with olives and sometimes a couple T of guac. Is the limitation based on the nuts and seeds being higher in O6s or their tendency to be a gut irritant for some or their tendency to be (in butter form) a food w/no brakes for some? Or some combo of all of the above?
  6. MeadowLily is WISE. @MeadowLily your words are a balm to me!
  7. It can be confusing especially at the beginning. The more you flex your muscles looking at labels and looking up ingredients the easier it gets. That being said, be careful with your chipotle mayo because much chipotle in adobo (the pepper part of the mayo) has added sugars. You just have to get used to checking everything
  8. I didn't think I'd post one of these because I was sure I know everything ha ha! However, I notice that every conversation around fats, healthy fats, good fats, or mods recommending to add fats to your meals, etc, all seem to only mention vegetable/plant fats or ghee. I try to get the highest quality meats I can, and when I know it's pastured meat I eat the heck out of some animal fats. Like, crispy chicken skin, fatty steak or carnitas etc. Since animal fats are rarely mentioned, should I be focusing more on the plant fats and avoid animal fats for best results? I don't avoid fats at all and I know that they make the difference between success and failure for me.
  9. I just want to say SugarcubeOD and ladyshanny, you folks are doing the lord's work moderating this forum. I commend you!!!
  10. Are the ingredients compliant?
  11. @ladyshanny can you clarify? Even though it has sugar in its list of ingredients it could still be used to cook with?
  12. Hi Lila2103 some of us who started on July 5 are sharing support and encouragement in a community thread, you're invited for sure! I linked it below.
  13. Hi July 5 folks, I was hoping to find a group of us and share accountability and ideas in one thread and I propose here in the community forum:
  14. I also started yesterday! It's not my first, but it's been a long time since my first and only successful one! For me the focus these first couple days is the shift between eating for (boredom, entertainment, habit, pleasure, taste, emotions etc) and eating for fuel. It's a mental shift and the sooner it comes the easier everything goes for me.
  15. I saw this list in a post by moderator missmary and this is going to be my guide when I'm "riding my own bike." I'm going to practice careful reintros and really try to pay attention to what my body needs for as long as it takes to get to this point: 1. Are you able to do what you want to do? 2. Do you feel strong and capable in your body? 3. Are your emotions stable? 4. Is your skin clear? 5. Do you have a libido for your partner? 6. (Do you have) a clear mind for your chosen work?