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  1. If you eat seafood then you can do a real Whole30.
  2. I think she means, it's quite possible that legumes could cause a negative reaction in at least some of your kids, so the idea of setting up the cake as a reward could backfire.
  3. What did the $100/wk usually entail? And ya, $16/lb for spinach is definitely not sustainable. Chicken leg quarters can be a great deal in many places --- have you priced them at your local stores? Do you have a chest freezer where you can stash extra quantities of stuff you bought on sale? My stereotype of Alaska tells me that game meat might be more available than in other parts of the country?
  4. Nope, bad idea. After Day 30 you should do a proper reintro schedule: Correct about learning that food is not a reward (or an emotional pick-me-up, or a boredom fix, etc.) but also the 30 days of elimination gives your insides a "clean slate" to determine what potential food irritations/sensitivities/allergies you might have. Doing a full reintro is what sets you up for a lifetime of customized personally-tailored eating that can support YOUR optimal health. Skipping a reintro and not learning to ride your own bike (i.e. life after Whole30) is what separates this program from any other "diet" plan.
  5. Well, next month's focus will be on stress, so you'll be able to do something about all 3!
  6. The flow chart on this page is pretty good:
  7. Let's talk about an important component of sleep: WAKING! I've got one of those daylight alarm clocks and it's awesome, but it's in San Diego and since I'm in Wyoming right now I'm just using a relatively peaceful musical tone on my cell phone. What I want to specifically talk about is waking before one's alarm, and the danger/utility of the snooze button. For most of my life, if I ever stirred during the night, or got up to pee, or whatever, I would specifically NOT look at the time. I figured if it was still the middle of the night, ok, fine, but if it was ever on the downhill side towards alarm time, I'd have a harder time getting back to sleep because I'd be worried about getting back to sleep in enough time before the alarm went off. So I'd end up having crappy "sleep". Now, I do tend to look at the time. If it's a half hour 'til alarm time, I get up. If it's 30-45 minutes, I do a bit of debate and check in with my body to see if I am still sleepy. If it's 45+ I go back to sleep since I figure it's enough for most of a sleep cycle. This usually works, but sometimes I go back to sleep real deep and the alarm hits when I'm real deep in and I wake up groggy, but most of the time it works. If it's 45+ but I toss and turn, I give it like 2-3 "attempts" and then go ahead and get up. This is on my mind this morning because I kinda "half woke" before my alarm, debated to look at the time and/or get up, decided to fall back asleep, and then when my alarm went off if was quite jarring! :-/ I shoulda just got up when I first thought about it. And to cap off, let's rap about the snoooooooze button eh? I would say 75% of the time I don't use it, 20% of the time I hit it once and get up before or at the 2nd alarm, and then 5% of the time I hit it a few times or turn the alarm off (dangerous!). Years ago I heard a thing, from I think Bryant Gumbel when he was on Good Morning America, say he never hits snooze and just gets up right away, the rationale being that snooze never helps --- even if you do get back to sleep it's not like it's quality sleep, and then you end up rushed, so it's just fooling yourself that snooze is a good thing. I try to keep that in mind, but it doesn't always work. I've read one technique is to actually practice getting up right away. During the day or evening, get in to bed and set the alarm for a few minutes. When the alarm goes off, just out of bed straight away! This will be easy because you're already technically awake. But repeating this is supposed to condition you to get up with the alarm. I've never had a huge alarm problem so I haven't tried it personally, but it seems like a plausible idea.
  8. Following the Whole30 recommended guidelines of breakfast within 1 hour of waking combined with 3 meals a day + no snacking may mean your feeding window is larger than it was during IF (depending on what protocol you've been following). The meal scheduling part of Whole30 is recommended, not a rule, and while IF is not recommended for beginners to the Whole30, the fact that you are already adapted may mean it makes more sense to continue with your IF schedule. You use the phrase "pack on pounds" and mention that IF+keto haven't been giving you results. Were you hoping to get weight loss results from IF+keto? While many people do lose weight employing one or both of those strategies, neither are in-and-of-themselves about weight loss (just like Whole30). Neither IF nor keto are implicitly calorie-restricted, so you won't necessarily be adding calories without realizing if you do a Whole30. IF tells you *when* to eat, keto & Whole30 rules tell you *what* to eat, and Whole30 meal template guidelines tell you *how much* to eat. So yes, it's possible that a by-the-book Whole30 may lead to greater weight loss than IF and/or keto, but the Whole30 is not designed to be a weight loss program. You are not meant to be hungry during the 30 days + reintro days. With your keto experience, you may have a head start from having reduced processed sugary foods and beverages. But depending on how much of your food was comprised of dairy, almond flour concoctions, and artificial sweeteners, you might find a Whole30 transition rocky. See some of the links in my signature for my keto-related Whole30 experiences.
  9. Damn dude, that's awesome! Some people complain about the Whole30 being expensive, due to buying different foods, etc., but there's also the whole "problem" of having to buy new clothes when you lose a bunch of weight! Also cool that you've got the shopping/prep aspect so dialed in.
  10. The Foreman grill is awesome! especially when you ignore the whole "low fat" "feature"
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  12. How is the cream used in the book? You could try putting it back on them. Ask them what kind of people they want to be? "Letter of the law" or "spirit of the law"? If, after 30 days, they feel that they have successfully "tricked" the Whole30, will they feel like they've accomplished something worthwhile?
  13. It's the cashew cream that is the iffy part, ya?
  14. After the 30 days + reintro, there is no compliant/noncompliant, there is only riding your own bike.
  15. Nope: for Whole30, carrageenan = carrageenan.