SugarcubeOD

Moderators
  • Content count

    3941
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    84

Reputation Activity

  1. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    Well the fact you had protein in there does change my thought slightly... neither thing was really an 'issue' persay, but fruit and nuts/butters shouldn't be eaten in place of veggies... if you're having trouble eating enough due to lack of appetite, then replace the fruit and nut butter with veggies and a better fat... that's all.  Often people say they have no appetite but they can eat fruit and nuts/nut butter and other sweet comforting foods, but that's just your hormones talking...
  2. LauraOC liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Confused, moderators please help...   
    This doesn't specifically call out N'oatmeal, but it's the same as the article https://whole30.com/2011/10/sex-with-your-pants-on/
    Additionally, it does not have protein in it, it can be fat and fruit heavy and you're not learning to eat a proper breakfast of protein, veggies and fat if you're trying to recreate oatmeal.  Whole30 is as much about changing your relationship with foods as it is changing the actual foods.  It's only 30 days... when you're done, if you want it as part of your food freedom, go for it!
  3. Amanda M liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Slendesta   
    I'm honestly not even going to look up the ingredients because suppressing the appetite is the antithesis of what the whole30 is about.  We WANT you to learn how to eat three proper meals a day, learn your own hunger and full signals and balance your hormones so your body is operating properly... suppressing your appetite with chemicals or foods turned into frankenfoods for the purpose of making you spend money on supplements is not on in Whole30 land.
    Edited to add: GRAS (Generally recognized as Safe) is the lowest form of 'okay' that a food can be before it's ruled as not safe... it doesn't mean it's good for you... and the fact I can't find any ingredient lists on their website and you're expected to email them for more info tells me that the company itself is shady... 
  4. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    Well the fact you had protein in there does change my thought slightly... neither thing was really an 'issue' persay, but fruit and nuts/butters shouldn't be eaten in place of veggies... if you're having trouble eating enough due to lack of appetite, then replace the fruit and nut butter with veggies and a better fat... that's all.  Often people say they have no appetite but they can eat fruit and nuts/nut butter and other sweet comforting foods, but that's just your hormones talking...
  5. HopingtoHeal liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Start date June 1st   
    @Pippin1 and @HopingtoHeal
    The Whole9 is/was the parent company of the Whole30.  I'm not sure where it ended up with the business split when Dallas and Melissa separated but it does have the food manifestos (linked here http://whole9life.com/resources/) as well as the 9 Factors (linked here http://whole9life.com/2013/01/whole9-our-9-factors/).  It's more informational than 'supportive' persay...
    We do have a thread going that one of our awesome long time members started/hosts below which you're welcome to join.
    )
  6. Ginsky liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Can I have Earth Balance Orgimal butter spread   
    You may want to take another look through the rules (linked in my signature below).  Soy is one of the five things that are specifically called out as no for the program so the fact that you're asking about a soy spread tells me that perhaps you're not familiar enough with the rules.
    For your reference and anyone else that reads this, it also has pea protein in it which is a legume and not allowed.
  7. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    It can happen... make sure to keep eating template meals... leave off the fruit, nut butter, nuts etc... if you can't eat much, you should be eating protein and fat and nutrient dense veggies
  8. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    Well the fact you had protein in there does change my thought slightly... neither thing was really an 'issue' persay, but fruit and nuts/butters shouldn't be eaten in place of veggies... if you're having trouble eating enough due to lack of appetite, then replace the fruit and nut butter with veggies and a better fat... that's all.  Often people say they have no appetite but they can eat fruit and nuts/nut butter and other sweet comforting foods, but that's just your hormones talking...
  9. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by racheleats in Ningxia Nitro??   
    YES it gets so much easier!! When I first started I felt like all I was doing was reading labels in the grocery store. Once you start to recognize what to look for, and find those certain brands that are compliant shopping gets easier. Google is your best friend, and I'd recommend leaving yourself an extra 15 minutes for grocery shopping - you can also print out the common additives sheet and keep a copy in your purse  Thankfully, almost every single ingredient ever has been discussed in this forum, so you can find an answer easily and quickly 99.9% of the time!
    But, you're also on the right track eating mostly things with no label - that is the easiest of course!
  10. SugarcubeOD 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:
     
  11. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    Well the fact you had protein in there does change my thought slightly... neither thing was really an 'issue' persay, but fruit and nuts/butters shouldn't be eaten in place of veggies... if you're having trouble eating enough due to lack of appetite, then replace the fruit and nut butter with veggies and a better fat... that's all.  Often people say they have no appetite but they can eat fruit and nuts/nut butter and other sweet comforting foods, but that's just your hormones talking...
  12. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    Well the fact you had protein in there does change my thought slightly... neither thing was really an 'issue' persay, but fruit and nuts/butters shouldn't be eaten in place of veggies... if you're having trouble eating enough due to lack of appetite, then replace the fruit and nut butter with veggies and a better fat... that's all.  Often people say they have no appetite but they can eat fruit and nuts/nut butter and other sweet comforting foods, but that's just your hormones talking...
  13. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    Well the fact you had protein in there does change my thought slightly... neither thing was really an 'issue' persay, but fruit and nuts/butters shouldn't be eaten in place of veggies... if you're having trouble eating enough due to lack of appetite, then replace the fruit and nut butter with veggies and a better fat... that's all.  Often people say they have no appetite but they can eat fruit and nuts/nut butter and other sweet comforting foods, but that's just your hormones talking...
  14. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    It can happen... make sure to keep eating template meals... leave off the fruit, nut butter, nuts etc... if you can't eat much, you should be eating protein and fat and nutrient dense veggies
  15. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    It can happen... make sure to keep eating template meals... leave off the fruit, nut butter, nuts etc... if you can't eat much, you should be eating protein and fat and nutrient dense veggies
  16. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    It can happen... make sure to keep eating template meals... leave off the fruit, nut butter, nuts etc... if you can't eat much, you should be eating protein and fat and nutrient dense veggies
  17. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    It can happen... make sure to keep eating template meals... leave off the fruit, nut butter, nuts etc... if you can't eat much, you should be eating protein and fat and nutrient dense veggies
  18. Another Melissa liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting June 19th   
    It can happen... make sure to keep eating template meals... leave off the fruit, nut butter, nuts etc... if you can't eat much, you should be eating protein and fat and nutrient dense veggies
  19. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by quasiblondo in Started June 25   
    So apparently I signed up for this forum the last time I started.  (I totally forgot about that!). This time I feel much MUCH more ready.  My niece, Meagan, didWhole 30 a while back with great results.  I have been sick with Post Herpetic Neuralgia (what's left over after Shingles) for the last 2 years.  Eating any kind of intentional plan has been challenging as I felt really sick pretty much every day no matter what. I still have unyielding nerve pain, but I only have rare days when I'm completely wiped out.  I can exercise reasonably without being laid up for a couple days now too.  Wooohooo! Winner winner! LOL
    I am 50 years old.  When I was in my late 30s, I did the Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan program, which worked beautifully.  I got down to ideal weight, I was CUT, and I kept both eh body and healthy mindset toward food for a couple years.  Until my personal life blew up.  I's been a decade of unparalleled struggle for me between being a victim of stalking and rape, separation and divorce, working 4 jobs at a time at one point, pmy mother's bouts with cancer, being a single parent and dangerously broke, getting my kid out of HS and off to college,  my mother's death etc etc etc etc etc etc... It's been a big fat hairy mess, and so have I!
    On the good side --I'm engaged to be married to someone with whom I have a MUCH healthier relationship, the kid is half way through college, my worklife has stabilized so that now I ONLY work my private (therapy) practice, and as I mentioned, I'm finally healthy enough to work out and eat more intentionally.  My fiancé is a 56 year old therapeutic personal trainer.  He's never struggled with food before in his life, but the last few years have given him a whole different body that doesn't respond the way it used to.  I'm gifting him the It Starts With Food book. I strongly suspect he will end up Whole 30'ing as well. I'm still forging ahead with or without him, but I do hope he will join me.  He has a lot of issues that might be well addressed this way.
    One of the things that helped the most with the eating plan I did before was the online support group.  I am STILL friends with those people, almost 20 years later. We shifted to FB, and I think only one of us still has the health some of us once had.  And, they are an incredible group of humans whom I cherish.I hope to connect with some of the group members here in similar fashion.  We're on this road together, right?  I hope this will prove to be a Come As You Are party.  I know I need that kind of candor for success, and I'm certainly willing to offer it.
    Positive thoughts toward all of you on your journey to better living!
    ~ tiffany, AKA quasiblondo
     
  20. tinman57 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Start Date June 26th   
    Who hates sauerkraut??!?
  21. Srini liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Start date June 1st   
    Ya, so this is absolutely related to your not eating enough... and if you did that for an entire week where you didn't eat template meals, your body is going to start to conserve energy for vital functions.  Tiger blood week is not guaranteed regardless of what you eat.. if you eat low volume, lots of fruit and nuts on their own (not saying you did, just giving all the info for others reading), skip meals etc... you absolutely will not feel good. 'Tiger Blood' is actually the result of fat adaptation... you can't acheive this if you spend a week undereating... 
  22. tinman57 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Start Date June 26th   
    Eggs when they are your sole source of protein are as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping...for most people that's 3-4.
    Smoothies are not recommended... even watered down to juice, which is also not recommended.  
    Your breakfast is also missing fat... the cooking fat is usually not sufficient, gets left in the pan or split between servings, so we recommend adding additional fat to your meals... 
    Smoothies: We’d rather you didn’t
    This is a very popular question, with a very unpopular answer. Smoothies (generally made using lots of fruit) are technically compliant on your Whole30, but we strongly recommend against it. Food that you drink sends different satiety signals to your brain than food that you chew. So when you drink your meal, your brain isn’t getting the feedback it needs to tell your body that it’s had enough of what it needs. Plus, smoothies are generally really fruit-heavy, and starting your day off with a liquid sugar-bomb sets you up for cravings, hunger, and volatile energy levels throughout the day. In summary, we’d rather you just eat the food, and skip the smoothie.
  23. tinman57 liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Start Date June 26th   
    Who hates sauerkraut??!?
  24. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by Bellmaestra in Can I have Earth Balance Orgimal butter spread   
    I also wouldn't think you'd have much use for a "spread" on this program, since you're not going to be putting it on bread or toast. Something like this wouldn't be acceptable to cook with either; I'd choose olive oil or ghee for that. And if you want something tasty to melt over your veggies, ghee is wonderful for that too.
    Stephanie
  25. quasiblondo liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in What's the Whole30 functional equivalent of a PB&J?   
    This has been discussed in different contexts before so there's lots of info... google Whole30 picinic or Whole30 brown bag lunch to see threads with ideas.