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  1. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in 1/2 CUPCAKE! HELP!   
    Never let anybody take control of your nutritional decisions. Ever.
    Use the W30 as your launching pad and springboard into the rest of your life. Master controllers often enjoy using food or drink, any other object/substance to control others because more than likely they're unable to master these areas in their own life. Stand strong. Others don't have to live in our body.
  2. KathyV liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Failed Mayo 101   
    That seems like a lot of oil, actually.  How much lime did you use? Try throwing another egg yolk in the failed mayo and blending again with your stick blender.
     
    My recipe is 1.25 cups oil, one egg, 2 tbsp acid (I love lime!), dry mustard and salt.  
     
    Edited to add: If you don't want to try and save it, blend in some fresh herbs like dill, parsley, cilantro, garlic, onion powder etc and make a ranch dressing!  Or mix in some Frank's Red Hot and drizzle it over cooked meats as a sort of buffalo sauce.
  3. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Passion Tea   
    As ladyshanny has said above you'll have to check with Starbucks and see if you can read the ingredients on the box as it could be that the ingredients have changed - it happens with food manufacturers all the time, and ingredients can vary from region to region and from country to country according to food laws - plus this thread is 2yrs old - a lot can happen in two years..... 
  4. GoJo09 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 1/2 CUPCAKE! HELP!   
    Ya, unfortunately, you chose to eat the cupcake. And the gluten, sugar, possible soy and dairy are a major cause for restart. And since you're only on Day 2, you could just call this a Whole32 and move on.
    This having to eat because someone brought us something is a real societal misstep that we've all been sucked into. Funny story, my coworker brought me gluten free cupcakes for no real reason the other day. I'm not on a Whole30 but I didn't want a cheap, grocery store cupcake in the middle of a normal work day. To me that is not special or worth it and it wouldn't have done anything for the rest of my day or my overall happiness. My answer "aw, that was really sweet, but no thank you". She wasn't impressed. But...............I would not have been impressed with myself for eating something because she decided to go out on her lunch break and bring it. I'm not a zoo animal waiting for treats. Thanks for thinking of me, that was sweet, but I don't want to eat that. 
    Part of Whole30 and the relationship changing thing is that you'll ultimately end up changing your relationship with yourself. MY personal decisions mean more to me than 4 cupcakes she spent $2.39 on. Whether that hurts her feelings or not is not my concern.
  5. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in meal template clarification   
    Ya, that's a bit confusing, it comes up often. Pick one or two of the fat sources per meal.   It's fine if you have something like a salad with a fat-based dressing and olives and some avocado but more often than not you'll find that one or two fat sources per meal is sufficient. 
  6. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Dysautonomia/EDS and feeling shaky   
    What she said!! ^^^
  7. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by ArtFossil in Dysautonomia/EDS and feeling shaky   
    Being hungry before 4-5 hours is a sign your meals aren't composed well/you're not eating enough. And, depending on the schedule and intensity of your workouts, you may also need a pre workout and post workout meal.
    Fat and protein is the key to staying satisfied after a meal. A piece of fruit will likely just give you a sugar crash. Where are your fats? I don't see any in any of the meals (other than your cashew butter and I believe you ate that as a snack.) Fat is your friend on Whole30. 
    Compose your meals according to the template. That means 1-2 fats (you can eat more!) at EVERY meal. Think mayo, ghee, olive oil, olives, avocado, etc (not nuts which are a poorer fat source). And fill your plate with vegetables for bulk. I don't see any veggies for breakfast and 3 cups of "leafy greens" is the equivalent of about 1/2 cup of veggies. Add denser vegetables--carrots, peppers, squash, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower. Go wild! 
    If you are genuinely hungry between meals, have a mini-meal of protein and fat (or protein and veggies), but not too close to a meal. Eat fruit only occasionally and always as part of a meal and don't let fruit crowd the veggies off your plate.
    You can find the meal template here.
     
  8. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Compliant Starbucks Drinks?   
    It's alright. Most everything you can think has been discussed at least once. The search function here doesn't work great but Google is excellent and you'll almost always get forum results first.
  9. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Compliant Starbucks Drinks?   
    This has been discussed endlessly here on the forum.  Before posting new questions, have a quick google search of "Whole30 + your question". I just googled "Whole30 starbucks and got at least half a dozen forum hits that should have decent information in them. I have merged your topic with one of those in order to keep the forum clear.
    Also note, @cristinamt - you always, always want to check the ingredients of the item that you are looking to consume. Even if it says it's fine here and even if Melissa Hartwig herself says something at Starbucks is compliant, that information ages and might not be true anymore or even might not be true in your area.
  10. tullyfamily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in These snacks ok?   
    Protein is what is going to be the energy. Fat slows absorption and provides satiety. Vegetables provide bulk. They are the optimal trifecta but if you can't manage all three, go with protein and then either fat or veggies for best results.  
  11. tullyfamily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in These snacks ok?   
    We don't expect pregnant people to stick to the 3 meal/day recommendation, just so you know. We don't, however, want you to just graze all day. Create meals that you can eat that match the template for protein, fat and veggie. If you become hungry between meals, eat a mini-meal consisting of at least protein and fat or protein and veggie. We never recommend fruit on its own, nor the veggie idea on its own, it doesn't do anything for you in any real way. Eating protein and either veggie or fat (or, optimally, both) at a mini-meal means you'll actually be doing something about your hunger rather than just staving it off for 45 minutes.
  12. tullyfamily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in These snacks ok?   
    I didn't see any protein added to anything you posted?
  13. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Fat % Scale   
    I'm going to guess you're over 40 here as those home scales raise your BFP according to age before you even step on the scale. Try setting it so as you're 25 & see how much body fat you miraculously lose in seconds, which will show you just how unreliable they are!
    The best way of measuring your BFP is with a set of calipers, but you need to know exactly where to measure, then measure three times & take the average. It's a faff. Trust me.
    Go with your gut. How do your clothes feel? If you want to see progress in numbers take measurements of your chest, waist, hips, thigh & bicep, and then reassess in 4-6wks.
  14. gabby15 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Favorite sauces?   
    Avocado Cream Sauce (no link, recipe noted below)
    Frank's Red Hot mixed into homemade mayo
    Planks Love Guacamole Ranch Dressing
     
     
    Avocado Cream Sauce
    1 avocado
    juice of one lime
    1/4 - 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
    garlic
    coconut milk enough to thin to desired texture.
    Blend in small blender or magic bullet until smooth
  15. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by CaseyP in May 22nd Start Date- Who's In??   
    I love this idea, and I'll tell you what else has worked for me in the past.... that is giving myself, ah, what should I call them? ... treats or blessings or something UP FRONT. Things I get to do or have that I don't have to earn, because (for me, anyway) that's what food is about anyway.... I feel deprived or undeserving so I "treat" myself with a candy bar. Instead I am learning to love myself and treat myself with... an inexpensive hair band, 10 minutes on a game app, a weekly bouquet of flowers, giving myself a foot massage, an extra half hour sitting in the sun doing nothing.  Rewards are very helpful and appropriate,  but there's also something about getting something "just because I'm worth it" that takes the emotional edge off of food cravings.  
    Good luck!
  16. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Emotional eating   
    This is completely normal!  When we can no longer use food to numb our feelings (which is basically the underpinning of emotional eating), we're forced to feel them... the sadness right now might be because you're actually sad, or it could be another emotion that you want to supress and when you don't, you can end up grieving your old coping mechanisms... again, totally normal!  The fact that you're noticing this is actually a huge opportunity for you! Pay attention to how you feel, be curious about the feelings and emotions... if you write, write down how you were feeling, what happened when this came up, how you would normally deal with it, what it feels like etc... this is personal growth! So exciting!
  17. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in "Best Fruit Choices" from It Starts with Food   
    It's possible you're overthinking this.  If you like apples, eat an apple.  I don't have the list in front of me but there are MANY similar lists on the internet that list your better options... Some of the lists are about whether pesticides are problematic and where organic really makes an impact and some of them are about higher fibre, lower glycemic index. As you've said, some people say to avoid berries, some people say to steer toward berries.  Your body, your experiment.  If you want to eat fruit, eat it with a meal (not as a snack or on its own), keep it to around 0-2 servings a day and then pay attention to how you feel when you add apple and when you don't... when you add berries and when you don't... 
  18. Ashley_119 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    I've changed my question a bit. Now instead of "is it worth it?" (because that answer is 157% YES every time chocolate, sugar or baked goods are involved, much to my own detriment) the question is now "Will this improve my happiness factor?". And more often than not, the answer has been no.  It's working for me so far. Insomuch as I have actually taken a cookie out, went to sit down on the couch with it, asked the question to myself and and handed the cookie over to my husband, unbitten and said "this is not going to improve my current happiness". And then the cookie mysteriously disappears and I feel empowered and good with my decision.
  19. Wunderwuman1022 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Paleo after Whole30   
    Fat adaptation is different from ketosis. You can be fat adapted and still eat a fist sized serving of starchy veggie or some fruit every day. Fat adaptation simply means the ability for your body to easily switch between fuel sources whether that is fat/body fat or carbohydrates that you're feeding it. Anyone who is following the meal template for composition and timing, is not snacking on fruits/using larabars on the reg, is more than likely fat adapted. 
    Ketosis is a whole other thing and not something that we recommend for most people who are coming to Whole30. Especially women and especially women who have hormonal disruptions or underlying health conditions.  You're certainly free to seek out ketosis info but you will rarely find that here and we don't recommend it. Our recommendation to almost everyone is to start with at least a fist sized serving of starchy veggie each day. You might need more to feel your best, you might need less. Start there though. 
    As far as Whole30 forever................it's just not realistic. The instant you consume an offplan ingredient whether that's in a cough drop during your winter cold or you have a couple tortilla chips during happy hour or you want a drink of alcohol at that happy hour, your Whole30 is over. No birthday cake, no sugar in breakfast sausage or ketchup, no cookie at Christmas, no restaurant salad dressing. Never. Ever. You see? FOREVER actually means 100% compliance every single day, forever. What you CAN do though is a Food Freedom plan where you figure out what parts of Whole30-based eating you want to keep on with and what you think is worth it for you. Maybe that's only one cupcake on your birthday once a year. Even so, that's not Whole30 forever. That's your Food Freedom. 
  20. cidyvee liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in May 1 Start - Support   
    I love that you are seeing the positives in what can be a difficult program. You go!   
    Are you hungry earlier than 4-5 hours between meals? If so, you might not be eating enough or you don't quite have the right balance on your plate. If you want to post a couple typical days of intake, we can see if there are tweaks to make so that this is an even more positive experience for you.  
  21. CCLaymon liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in May 1 Start - Support   
    Your meals look mostly good, lunch might have a bit small depending on the size of those chicken strips. Nothing I see here would lead me to believe you were struggling with constipation. But you are, so there are a couple things you can do.
    Consider your water consumption. Our recommendation is half an ounce of water per pound of bodyweight. So if you're 160#, you need at least 80 ounces of water each day. Limit fizzy water as that can cause bloating which can sometimes feel like you have to go but not.
    You could try a magnesium supplement like the plain Natural Calm. Magnesium works by drawing water into the intestines, thereby making it easier to go. The nice thing is that it also helps with sleep (the super vivid dreams go away within the first couple of days). You start slow and keep increasing your dosage as you go until you are pooping comfortably. If you end up with loose stools or diarrhea, you've gone too far.  
  22. cidyvee liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in May 1 Start - Support   
    I love that you are seeing the positives in what can be a difficult program. You go!   
    Are you hungry earlier than 4-5 hours between meals? If so, you might not be eating enough or you don't quite have the right balance on your plate. If you want to post a couple typical days of intake, we can see if there are tweaks to make so that this is an even more positive experience for you.  
  23. Ashley_119 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    I've changed my question a bit. Now instead of "is it worth it?" (because that answer is 157% YES every time chocolate, sugar or baked goods are involved, much to my own detriment) the question is now "Will this improve my happiness factor?". And more often than not, the answer has been no.  It's working for me so far. Insomuch as I have actually taken a cookie out, went to sit down on the couch with it, asked the question to myself and and handed the cookie over to my husband, unbitten and said "this is not going to improve my current happiness". And then the cookie mysteriously disappears and I feel empowered and good with my decision.
  24. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by AB_MN in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    @Susabella627 - great NSV.  Could be worth all the work right there to reduce joint pain.  That's really great.  
    @Emilyelowe - very tricky when someone brings in food at work with the best of intentions.  It is hard to decline while being polite.  Work situations are hard.  We had a potluck this week. I just skipped it which is lame but I figured the only thing in there would be what I would bring and that'd be weird to just sit and eat that.   Normally I attend the potlucks and make the best of it (people bring in some pretty junky items so it's pretty hit or miss even when not on the W30) since like you said with your nephews, sometimes eating together is part of life.  
    I've kind of hit the wall.  I don't have cravings so much but am just bored and stressed (my job and teenagers at home) and usually use food to deal with stress.  And, then after I eat too much, I feel guilty about that and conveniently no longer have to deal with the original problem (just have to deal with the guilt of having ate too much).   Here's another thing - I'm having a hard time getting motivated to exercise which I normally do a ton - mostly I exercise out of guilt of having eaten too much (or in anticipation of eating too much).  Since I'm kind of eating what I should with the template, I have to re-evaluate my motivation.  Does that make any sense?  And, generally when I don't exercise I get lethargic (which I am now) so it's a bad cycle.  Sorry, just venting a bit.  
    I think I'm going to noodle on Ladyshanny's quote ""Will this improve my happiness factor?"  about food but other things too.  Maybe I should get off the couch and go outside - I'm so tired but it will make me feel better.  I do know that. 
     
    TGIF!!  For me, wrapping up day 13.  Not quite 1/2 way but getting close.  I think Tiger Blood is next week?     Happy Friday each of you.  
  25. Ashley_119 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    I've changed my question a bit. Now instead of "is it worth it?" (because that answer is 157% YES every time chocolate, sugar or baked goods are involved, much to my own detriment) the question is now "Will this improve my happiness factor?". And more often than not, the answer has been no.  It's working for me so far. Insomuch as I have actually taken a cookie out, went to sit down on the couch with it, asked the question to myself and and handed the cookie over to my husband, unbitten and said "this is not going to improve my current happiness". And then the cookie mysteriously disappears and I feel empowered and good with my decision.