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  1. LauraOC liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Confused, moderators please help...   
    Hi @RevCKay - this falls under the "no recreating non-compliant foods with compliant ingredients". Oatmeal is a standard breakfast item that would not be permitted on Whole30. Recreating it with compliant ingredients is a last clinging to old habits for a lot of people and thus, it is ruled out. The recommendation is to eat protein, veggies and some fat at every meal. Fake oatmeal isn't compatible with the template. We really encourage people to embrace the new and step away from old habits and fallbacks and really get into going a different way. Steak, brocoli and avocado is a great breakfast. Chicken salad over spinach. Soups with shredded beef or chicken. Pulled pork and coleslaw. Try something new?
  2. Amanda M liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Slendesta   
    I would highly suspect that there is some type of sweetener in the flavour packet which is what makes it palatable. Can you mention what the brand is or what the ingredients are listed as?
    Honestly, it's probably not your best choice on a plan that wants you eating whole foods. You can put a splash of 100% fruit juice in your water or try infusing water with real fruits.  
  3. RandiW liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Ketogenic Shock   
    First, sorry your friend baled on you. That sucks. Unfortunately you can't make her do it and she obviously sounds very resistant for whatever reason. Maybe the reasons she's giving you are just what she is saying. You can't know. You can support her choice without agreeing with her.
    That said, there is nothing about Whole30 that encourages, prescribes or describes keto shock. The Whole30 is, erroneously by some, considered a low carb plan. In a way it can be because you are removing all the normal grains and pastas that people eat. If you do not replace that volume with equal caloric value of protein, fat and veggies, people start to feel terrible. If they also do not include starchy veggies at least once a day if not more, they can really feel crappy. We don't recommend that people starting out mess about with ketosis for the most part. Eating the volume of veggies and fruits and including a starchy veggie serving at least once a day is enough carb to keep a person OUT of ketosis. If that person chooses to only eat iceberg lettuce and chicken and avocado, then ya, they could end up in ketosis and may feel miserable.
    She's not ready. It sounds like she didn't research or read and may have gotten caught in your hype and now doesn't want to do it. Just quietly do it yourself and lead by example.  No point being angry with her though, she gets to make the choices for her own life that work for her. Even if you don't agree. 
  4. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in lichen sclerosis?   
    Hey @foursimplewords - I'm pretty sure you know how the forum works by now...
    As you know the best way to search is via Google, but even with a forum search I came up with the following hits:
     
  5. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by ebee in Post-Whole 30 Recommendations for Ectomorphs   
    Hehe. Sorry, ladyshanny. I didn't mean to intimate that I'd *literally* starve myself. But I'm reading up now on what "normal" fat adaption timelines look like to see what I might be able to do differently, or if my body just eats itself more quickly than everyone else's.
  6. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Struggling with the time commitment   
    Yes, it totally makes sense but I can honestly tell you that it's not a myth that it gets easier... I mean, to be fair I don't have a wild schedule like you do, but I used to eat toast for every meal and now I cook everything I eat and I don't live in the kitchen... it takes some time to find your groove but it happens for most people.  My sister @ladyshanny wrote a great post a while back about meal prepping in two hours and how she does it... I do the same but the way she wrote it was great, so maybe spend a bit of time looking for that... she's on her honeymoon right now so she can't find it for you but it's there somewhere
    Really look up Mel Joulwan as she does a great prep.  When you're cooking chicken for dinner, cook three times as much so you have leftovers... costco is your friend for veggies... when I first started out, I bought things like cubed squash and pre cut veggies... I don't do that anymore, but it's super awesome when starting out.
    Bagged coleslaw is great for stir fries and hashes and requires nothing more than scissors to prep.  Buy the bags of french cut green beans from costco and throw them in the freezer... when you want some, take a handful out and snap them in half and dump them into a stirfry - they cook fast!
    salmon burgers, pork burgers, chicken burgers, burger burgers are all great because one prep of mixing the meat and then making patties takes about 10 min and then throw them in the oven or bbq and you have meat for many meals.
    Frittatta is great... load that puppy up with veggies, ground pork, your bagged coleslaw and a dozen eggs and into a 9x13 pan... if you put pork in, about 1/8 of the pan is a good serving size... if you just use eggs, you have to calculate about 3-4 eggs per serving unless you add other protein to your plate.
    Buy guacamole from costco, big jars of olives (costco sells the stuffed ones which are great!), bagged avocado (they come 5 to a bag so that's five days worth of avo... I use them during the week and do something else on my days off when I have more time).
    Make more individual proteins and veggies than 'recipes'... it's quicker and then you can eat what you feel like that night by taking out the protein (say browned ground beef), add some seasonings, reheat, put the veggies of your choice in, dump some mayo on the lot and voila!
    This is sort of an example of how it gets easy... I just thought of all this stuff in the time it took me to type it and I type 100 words a min... it will become ingrained and second nature, just keep plugging along and on the days when you don't have time, pop a can of tuna, mix with mayo, use cucumber slices to scoop it and call it a meal...
  7. anniejean83 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Kombucha   
    Hi @MARTHALEE - nuts, if compliantly roasted or raw, are a fat source albeit not a great one. They have a few issues. They can be hard on the gut and cause digestive issues, they are really easy to over-eat and hard to stop for some people, they can keep the sugar dragon alive and well depending on what variety and mostly they are very high in Omega 6 which our diets are generally over-flooded with. They can also disrupt sleep and if you eat enough of them (see: hard to stop), they can push more nutrient dense foods off your plate.
    You can eat them...........but the recommendation is to limit them to "occasionally". If you need a metric for "occasional", we recommend no more than one closed handful every other day. Daily consumption or even regular every-other-day consumption is not recommended.
  8. dmartino95 liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in What did you have for supper last night?   
    Just a reminder though, while you are on Whole30, no recreations of tortillas would be permitted. Go with the fajita ingredients over salad or wrapped in lettuce. 
  9. vfaery liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Non Compliant Food Accidentally Tasted (but not swallowed)   
    I think you're fine. I would just keep going. I equate this to using a lip gloss that has non compliant ingredients. You get those in your mouth too but they are not considered ingested.
  10. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Accidental slip up   
    Ohhhh....that's a tough one, you're asking me to give up my secrets! LOL!
    It's a gray area, I think. After multiple Whole30's, when one is using them for a psychological reset rather than a physiological one, the effects of a non-compliant item may be less impactful if you have already done thorough reintroductions. 
    Is that vague enough for you? LOL!
  11. linguistenator liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
    I'm a fan of "It's not easier tomorrow" meaning no sense quitting because it's hard today and thinking it'll be easier if you start/do it tomorrow because no matter what there will be discomfort and an adjustment period.  I used this when I started running, when I quit smoking and when I did Whole30.
     
    Also I often told myself not to quit/give in because then, eventually when I started again, I'd just have to go through the whole crappy first part again.
  12. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Starting 5/14   
    OK, yep. What are you regularly eating as breakfast and lunch? If you can give portion sizes as it relates to the template, that would be great. It's possible that you may need to bump up the size of your first and second meals. If you're too light on food it'll be that much harder to get a good 4-5-6 hour run between meals.
    As an example, I eat at 530am, noon and 530am with little to no trouble. We are all different and no one exact schedule works for everyone. But most of the "veterans" here can usually go 5-6 hours between meals with no real trouble. If that's something you would like to work on, we can take a look at your meals. 
    If you don't want to do that, it is reasonable to have a mini-meal (as described in my last response) to tide you over and then have a proper dinner. If that mini-meal is consistently happening 3 hours after a regular meal though, you have some tweaking to do to lengthen the time you can go between meals.
  13. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by ArtFossil in Purity Organic Drink   
    Eat, don't drink, your food on your Whole30. There are physical as well as psychological benefits to chewing your food.  Fruit juice, which is basically what this is, has uses in recipes but is not recommended as a drink. This drink is also a sugar bomb, with 26 grams of sugar. (In contrast, a cup of beets has 9 grams) and could cause sugar spikes or crashes. Template meals of protein, fats and veggies will keep you on an even keel and help balance your hormones. 
    Meal template
  14. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Starting 5/14   
    This is the "relationship changing" part of Whole30 and in my opinion, it is far more difficult than any yes/no food compliance list. 
    The trick here is to stop viewing food as "something to do" and more as fuel taken in during regular mealtimes in adequate portions. The rest of your day, honestly, should be food-free. We don't need to graze and no matter what you might be snacking on, it's not in the spirit of Whole30 if you're doing it just for the sake of putting something in your mouth. 
  15. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Starting 5/14   
    This is the "relationship changing" part of Whole30 and in my opinion, it is far more difficult than any yes/no food compliance list. 
    The trick here is to stop viewing food as "something to do" and more as fuel taken in during regular mealtimes in adequate portions. The rest of your day, honestly, should be food-free. We don't need to graze and no matter what you might be snacking on, it's not in the spirit of Whole30 if you're doing it just for the sake of putting something in your mouth. 
  16. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in Accidental slip up   
    What would Melissa do?
    Would she keep starting over again. You've completed a few elimination diets and you're up to speed what affects you.
    I don't see the need for restarts under these conditions. You only need one compliant Whole 30 for a Food Reset. After that, we can work on Food Freedom Forever.  There are mini food resets and Melissa has the One Bite Rule. One smoothie slurp would fall under that umbrella.
    Mods and alumni have watched those that keep restarting over and over again.  Some Whole 30 during the week and Ride Their Bike on the weekends. They start over again every Monday.
    Food Freedom Forever is letting go of guilt and anxiety around food. It's about letting go of the exhausting cycles of dieting, food perfection and the resulting stress that follows.  Creating your own positive food management plan may include the One Bite Rule and simply moving on to the next day. 
  17. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Accidental slip up   
    Ohhhh....that's a tough one, you're asking me to give up my secrets! LOL!
    It's a gray area, I think. After multiple Whole30's, when one is using them for a psychological reset rather than a physiological one, the effects of a non-compliant item may be less impactful if you have already done thorough reintroductions. 
    Is that vague enough for you? LOL!
  18. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in Did you find yourself sweeter and kinder after Whole30 reintro?   
    I simply don't bring the offenders home. When they show up on my doorstep bearing food gifts - that's a mule of a different color.
    People are well meaning for the most part. They'll bring you boxes of candy and loaves of bread.  Here they come two by two with whopping boatloads of food offenders just for you.
    Now then, I wouldn't take anyone this kind of multi-crap. We go out of our way to smoke a brisket or ribs, cooking for 24-48 hours. Bear makes the best beef roast/prime rib in the entire world. We'll load it up with all kinds of vege alongside, make wonderful au jus or sauces with bone broth. We use arrowroot and not white flour.  I can whip UP fresh greens/salad with a variety of olives and extra crunchy diced vege.  Homemade mayo salad dressings.  We give our all. 
    I wouldn't dream of taking my folkaronies something that's going to ruin their blood sugar, cause a massive insulin excursion or take away from their health. 
    Paw knew that good food was very important for healing. He'd never tasted anything so good as Bear's southern cooking. He used to sit and surmise...what would his ancestors think about such good meals.  For years, Bear went out of his way to make sure Paw and Maw never went a single day without good food to eat because he believes good food fixes everything.
    It Starts With Food and it ends with food.  
    On the last day of Paw's life, he tried to eat his simple breakfast. He was suffering and in so much pain. It was the only day he was unable to lift a glass of water or put the fork in his mouth. His hands were shaking.  He took a few sips of water, a couple of bites of eggs and two bites of toast.  
    It was his last meal and it's probably better for me that I didn't know. Everyone in my circle believes that Bear's good cooking sustained their measure of health.
    I don't really appreciate gifts of candy and multi-crap.
    What you're doing to yourself today will affect your outcome in the years to come.  Food addiction is right at the center of diabetes. They are directly connected.
    You'd better get a grip on it now before it lands on your doorstep. Don't use the Whole 30 as a stop gap measure between bouts of binge eating for the rest of your life.  
    Sit down with someone Face-to-Face and get out of those UP and down wild cycles of thrill eating.  Your future depends on it.
     
     
  19. vfaery liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Non Compliant Food Accidentally Tasted (but not swallowed)   
    I think you're fine. I would just keep going. I equate this to using a lip gloss that has non compliant ingredients. You get those in your mouth too but they are not considered ingested.
  20. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by NoneOtherThanAmy in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    @ladyshanny Thanks for getting those posts moved and setting up a new thread for us.  
  21. emilyelowe liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    Congrats to all that finished! If you are wanting to discuss reintroductions and eating of non-Whole30 compliant foods while you work out your food freedom, that's totally fine............you just can't do it here.  We need to keep the Whole30 areas of the forum clean and streamlined and that means not discussing non compliant foods even in a reintroduction framework because it can be confusing to people that don't understand that you're done.
    I've moved the posts specifically discussing eating reintro foods to a new thread in Post Whole30 which you can find here: 
     
  22. emilyelowe liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    Congrats to all that finished! If you are wanting to discuss reintroductions and eating of non-Whole30 compliant foods while you work out your food freedom, that's totally fine............you just can't do it here.  We need to keep the Whole30 areas of the forum clean and streamlined and that means not discussing non compliant foods even in a reintroduction framework because it can be confusing to people that don't understand that you're done.
    I've moved the posts specifically discussing eating reintro foods to a new thread in Post Whole30 which you can find here: 
     
  23. Ginsky liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Vital Proteins Collagen Protein, Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed, Non-GMO, Beef Gelatin   
    @Anthony Della Rosa - Morning. Dallas and Melissa are unlikely to comment here but one of their close friends actually wrote an article about this. The short of it is that collagen (or gelatin, basically), is not a substitute for animal protein sources post-workout. Don't stop taking it because there are myriad health benefits, but you'd be selling yourself short if that's all you use.
    https://stupideasypaleo.com/2014/03/15/gelatin-post-workout-recovery/
  24. emilyelowe liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in 5/7 Start Date - looking for a buddy   
    Congrats to all that finished! If you are wanting to discuss reintroductions and eating of non-Whole30 compliant foods while you work out your food freedom, that's totally fine............you just can't do it here.  We need to keep the Whole30 areas of the forum clean and streamlined and that means not discussing non compliant foods even in a reintroduction framework because it can be confusing to people that don't understand that you're done.
    I've moved the posts specifically discussing eating reintro foods to a new thread in Post Whole30 which you can find here: 
     
  25. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by ladyshanny in Day 6: ZERO appetite and bloated   
    Are you adding fat to all of your meals? I only see avocado listed twice over 9 meals. You also need veggies on the order of 2-3 cups (cooked quantity) in each meal. How many eggs did you eat at your egg meals?
    Being exhausted and with no appetite is often a result of undereating which it appears that you are doing.  Lack of appetite followed by undereating begets lack of appetite. 
    Don't let all that fruit push veggies off your plate and if you are feeling bloated, you would do to stay away from dried fruits. Using dried fruit to prop up your blood sugar is a short term solution with no long term benefits. If you can try to make your meals match the template (linked below or just google "Whole30 meal template), you'll likely start to feel better. 
    Once you are properly composing your meals, if you are not feeling hungry, eat as much around the plate as you can, pack it up and take it with you to eat from again as soon as you feel able (ie, don't wait for the next meal).