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  1. EmilyP866 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Monk fruit extract   
    Just an update, the Sneaky Sugars list has been updated to include Monk Fruit so any products containing said sweetener are not approved.  There is no ambiguity now.  Monk Fruit and it's products used as sweeteners are non compliant.  If you find and eat an actual monk fruit, that's fine
  2. Alaska Woman liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    This 'oatmeal' thing is not recommended... it's trying to replicate sweet breakfast items which is a no go for Whole30.  Eggs are a whole food as well and the relationship between the yolk and the whites is symbiotic, so separating them is not really in your best interest.  It's also a LOT of fruit, nuts and seeds in the am if you're topping with additional fruit and nut butter.  You'd do better to make a proper template meal of protein, fats and veggies, rather than to try recreating 'oatmeal'.
  3. Alaska Woman liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    This 'oatmeal' thing is not recommended... it's trying to replicate sweet breakfast items which is a no go for Whole30.  Eggs are a whole food as well and the relationship between the yolk and the whites is symbiotic, so separating them is not really in your best interest.  It's also a LOT of fruit, nuts and seeds in the am if you're topping with additional fruit and nut butter.  You'd do better to make a proper template meal of protein, fats and veggies, rather than to try recreating 'oatmeal'.
  4. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by GoMommaGo in Recovery is slower than before Whole30   
    Thanks, Sugarcube.  I'll see what I can scare up for tomorrow's post wo snack - I have some turkey breast in the fridge, and will prep a smashed sweet potato before I head to the pool.  It wouldn't hurt to skip some eggs now and then any way...I'm starting to cluck!
     
  5. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in Did you find yourself sweeter and kinder after Whole30 reintro?   
    http://superscholar.org/smartest-people-alive/
    I want to be known for my tiney hiney and beautiful face said Einstein never. Or Judit or Ruth or Rosa P. or Harriet T.
    The smartest people on the planet knew/know that their brains transcend physical and outward beauty. We live in a beauty and body obsessed culture.
    Your value and self-worth is not measured by the size of your jeans or biceps, or your number on the scale.
    Your worth is defined by how much you love and care for others. The most beautiful person in the room is the one who exudes love and kindness towards others. 
    People are drawn like a magnet to that person.
    Beauty is really a matter of the heart.
    There is no one more beautiful than a child who's fighting for their life in the hospital. A child with disabilities is beautiful beyond compare.
    The tiny child with a smile upon their face, fighting for their life is far more beautiful than a tiney hiney.
    All children are beautiful and they say the most profound things.  They've not been biased through society's norms or limited in their thinking.
    Seeing through the eyes of a child is a glimpse of heaven on earth.
    Don't ruin your true beauty by holding yourself to such a high standard that unless you have an enormous thigh gap or -00 jeans that you begin to treat yourself like an object or machine rather than a human being.
    A woman of strength and integrity has no fear of old age. When she speaks her words are wise and kindness is the rule for everything she says.  
    Look for that beautiful person in the room, wherever you go.  
      
     
     
  6. Michelle Arthur liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Look online first, check out what might work and then ask questions when you get there.  You can google 'whole30 guide to dining out' for help in what to look for.
  7. bethross liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Oh dear, sorry to hear this.  It's hard for us to give you any sort of directed advice without knowing more specifically what you're eating... can you list out two or three days of your food intake including portion sizes related to template, specific veggies, protein, fats and fruit, water intake etc... 
  8. AmyS liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    We want participants to focus on the non scale victories of the program... better hair, skin, nails, sleep, mood... weightloss is neither linear nor guaranteed and what we've noticed is that a person can have a huge number of non scale victories but if their weight isn't changing, they are so focused on that that they forget how amazing everything else feels/looks. Plus, weight is actually not an indicator of anything other than how gravity is interacting with your body... for proof, take a look at this article.s.. http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/24/this-fitness-blogger-has-just-proved-that-weight-can-be-irrelevant-when-youre-getting-fit-6470265/
    The rules are all very thoughtfully considered and there aren't many of them... five in fact... not getting on the scale was thoughtfully considered for how to help make your relationship with food and your body more healthy
  9. bethross liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I don't pay more than about $10 for each pyrex item... I often get them at Value Village... they're more expensive when they have a lid (which is awesome) but they work just as well without a lid if you have some plastic wrap.  I also only pay up to $3 each for my vintage china plates collection and I don't need to buy tea saucers because I was gifted a huge stack.  I like re-using things that are already out there, rather than buyinig new   Plus, it's fun to eat off of and out of things with a history and more character
  10. MrsWinstonSchmidt liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Weird hours, help me plan!   
    I was just going to say that... There is no retail company that would be able to make a person work 8 hours straight without a break... 
    OP, I know sometimes it seems we are indispensable at work and there's 'no way' we could take a break to eat but you need to figure out a way to advocate for yourself and your health... because regardless of when you eat your meals, working 8 hours without a break is neither healthy nor legal.
  11. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by Nancy Kny in Starting 2 weeks from today, April 17   
    Is it because you feel like you snacked?  The food you ate appears to be compliant.  You are at the beginning of your Whole30, so some snacks/mini meals may be necessary to get you through.  It sounds to me like you are in great shape, rule wise.  Now, get in great shape with your confidence.  Be your own cheerleader!  You are on Day 5 and sounds like you are paying close attention to the details!  You've got this.  Happy Friday and be strong this weekend :-)
    -Nancy
  12. Michelle Arthur liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Look online first, check out what might work and then ask questions when you get there.  You can google 'whole30 guide to dining out' for help in what to look for.
  13. Stacy in ATX liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Monk fruit extract   
    Mod answer: monk fruit extract is out as it is a sweetner.
  14. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by Nancy Kny in Starting 2 weeks from today, April 17   
    Kenzie-
    Scroll through this page and read the success stories.  Look at the pictures.  Read what pizza and junk food do to your insides.  The thing that has hands down helped me the most has been EDUCATING myself.  While your roommates are eating those things, read about them.  Off the top of my head, I recall that peanuts are the only protein nut that we digest very poorly.  So while it does have protein, it's creating problems in your gut that to me make it so easy to say no thanks.  Also....I took about a week and "practiced".  I worked up to coffee with only almond milk.  I cut out carbs almost exclusively.  I didn't eat treats but still there was sugar in some of my food.  I stopped drinking except for one night at the beach.  It is truly an education and a discipline.  If you haven't read the book Whole 30, stop what you are doing and go to Amazon and get it.  It will help you immensely.  One other ditty from the book....if you can't tell between hunger and craving - in your mind, offer yourself a boiled egg.  If you eat it, you were hungry.  If you don't eat it, it was a craving.  Chug water and go outside.  Cravings generally pass in about 5 minutes.  I don't have any now.....NO KIDDING!  Would I enjoy a glass of wine, yep.  But I would not have one now, because I'm so excited to see what 30 days of Food Freedom looks like on me.  Good luck and keep chatting.  Facebook has a great page Keep Calm and Whole 30 On.  Find it and ask to join.  It is amazing encouragement and support.  You chose to do this - remember why!  What you eat is completely in your control.  Don't give that control to your roommates or your psyche!  YOU DESERVE THIS 30 DAYS!
  15. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by Julie76 in Starting 2 weeks from today, April 17   
    Hi,
    I started on the 19th. Would love to join you all.
     Julie
  16. AmyS liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    We want participants to focus on the non scale victories of the program... better hair, skin, nails, sleep, mood... weightloss is neither linear nor guaranteed and what we've noticed is that a person can have a huge number of non scale victories but if their weight isn't changing, they are so focused on that that they forget how amazing everything else feels/looks. Plus, weight is actually not an indicator of anything other than how gravity is interacting with your body... for proof, take a look at this article.s.. http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/24/this-fitness-blogger-has-just-proved-that-weight-can-be-irrelevant-when-youre-getting-fit-6470265/
    The rules are all very thoughtfully considered and there aren't many of them... five in fact... not getting on the scale was thoughtfully considered for how to help make your relationship with food and your body more healthy
  17. LauraOC liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Nearly 150 Recipes & Counting in One Convenient Document!!   
    I looked at the sweet potato pancakes... they are more like a latke... so I think as long as they're not used to replace baked breakfast goods they're fine... a starchy carb serving is a fist sized serving so one sweet potato latke with a template meal is fine... a stack of them dripping with ghee, cinnamon and coconut would not be okay
    Thanks for taking the info to heart... we don't want to confuse anyone
  18. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in SPARKLING FRUIT PUNCH   
    It was really nice of @ArtFossil to google that ingredient list for you but just a heads up that if you want product information, it's a good habit to list the ingredients, post a picture or at the very least link to the product you're wanting advice on
  19. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in To cheat or not to cheat?   
    I remembered the archives,  this answers my question. Thanks again for your understanding, SugarCube.
     
    http://forum.whole30.com/topic/17080-im-a-vegetarian-cooking-instructor-who-must-cook-grains-and-beans/
     
  20. paigemaster liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Extreme brain fog   
    No, losing your period for a year is NOT a good thing.  It is an indicator that your body is so pressed that it's shutting down non essential services in order to spend the limited energy and fuel on things like keeping your heart beating... 
    I understand wanting people to know what you stand for, but it might be a more healthy idea for you to stand for yourself.. for your health and well being... for fueling your body and honoring the amazing system that it is without stressing it to the point that it's shutting down... I actually don't think that it's unreasonable to see a counselor for what you're talking about... it's concerning that you'd rather be hungry all the time than to honor your body's needs... 
  21. paigemaster liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Extreme brain fog   
    No, losing your period for a year is NOT a good thing.  It is an indicator that your body is so pressed that it's shutting down non essential services in order to spend the limited energy and fuel on things like keeping your heart beating... 
    I understand wanting people to know what you stand for, but it might be a more healthy idea for you to stand for yourself.. for your health and well being... for fueling your body and honoring the amazing system that it is without stressing it to the point that it's shutting down... I actually don't think that it's unreasonable to see a counselor for what you're talking about... it's concerning that you'd rather be hungry all the time than to honor your body's needs... 
  22. paigemaster liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Extreme brain fog   
    No, losing your period for a year is NOT a good thing.  It is an indicator that your body is so pressed that it's shutting down non essential services in order to spend the limited energy and fuel on things like keeping your heart beating... 
    I understand wanting people to know what you stand for, but it might be a more healthy idea for you to stand for yourself.. for your health and well being... for fueling your body and honoring the amazing system that it is without stressing it to the point that it's shutting down... I actually don't think that it's unreasonable to see a counselor for what you're talking about... it's concerning that you'd rather be hungry all the time than to honor your body's needs... 
  23. bronnyd liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!   
    Hey @bronnyd you can definitely report back here on all the compliant meals and things you've found to eat, but in the interest of newbies and not torturing your friends here, please don't post about your non compliant items... I'm sure they're delicious and if you want to share, make a post in Post Whole30 log and put the link here so that your friends can follow along but we can't host non compliant food discussion on these main forums.
    Glad you're having fun!
  24. Carlaccini liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Extreme brain fog   
    Jumping in here because I think Ireland is asleep right now.
    You're not eating enough... eggs when they are your sole source of protein should be as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping so when you're having that frittatta and you made it with 12 eggs, you'd need to be eating a quarter of it.... are you?
    How does one chicken thigh relate to the size (thickness, length, width) of your own palm?  I know that 'society' tells us that it's too much food to eat more than one piece of meat but chicken thighs are very small... you should probably be having at least two.  When you don't have potato and ghee, what are you eating for fat at lunch? And at breakfast for that matter?  We suggest you don't count cooking fat as it's usually negligible/stays in the pan. Dinner is the same concern... meat, veg, fat is the formula.. if you choose to have starch as part of your veggie intake, that's fine, but don't forget the fat.
    If you're needing a snack, it's because you're not eating enough.  If you do need to snack, the hardboiled egg is a better choice than fruit and nuts/nut butter.  Protein and fat are the ideal mini meal instead of a 'snack' of fruit.
    You don't have to eat avocado... what about mayo and mayo based sauces?  Nuts are not an ideal fat souce due to their misbalanced omega 3/6 ratio so they're recommended to be limited... try and think limited like one closed handful of nuts every other day at most... that's about 7-8 almonds.  There are lots of fat options tho... olives, pesto, sundried tomatos packed in olive oil, animal fats, oils as you know, mayos as mentioned.
    All of this is going to contribute to brain fog but the biggest issue is the lack of fat in your diet... which is necessary for brain function.
  25. AmyS liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    We want participants to focus on the non scale victories of the program... better hair, skin, nails, sleep, mood... weightloss is neither linear nor guaranteed and what we've noticed is that a person can have a huge number of non scale victories but if their weight isn't changing, they are so focused on that that they forget how amazing everything else feels/looks. Plus, weight is actually not an indicator of anything other than how gravity is interacting with your body... for proof, take a look at this article.s.. http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/24/this-fitness-blogger-has-just-proved-that-weight-can-be-irrelevant-when-youre-getting-fit-6470265/
    The rules are all very thoughtfully considered and there aren't many of them... five in fact... not getting on the scale was thoughtfully considered for how to help make your relationship with food and your body more healthy