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  1. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by Marie McCabe in Middle-aged female, very discouraged--weight gain   
    Great to see all the detail here. I'll try it and report back. Thank you!
  2. Marie McCabe liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Middle-aged female, very discouraged--weight gain   
    >This< is a MUCH better FODMAP list (scroll to about half way down the page) - it breaks them down into specific sugar type groups - if you're going to cut out the high FODMAPs try eating from the green section only for a week or so and see how you feel....
    Hope this helps
  3. Marie McCabe liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Middle-aged female, very discouraged--weight gain   
    Hey @Marie McCabe - can you be more specific about what veg you are eating?
    Are you experiencing any bloat/wind/gas?
    The nuts/nut butter is pretty calorie dense and can cause some bloating. We recommend limiting any kind of nut product to a closed handful every other day max. Along with the nut pods you're exceeding that limit so I'd definitely start there, but it could be that you are sensitive to somethinng you are eating and that it is causing inflammation/bloating.
  4. AmyS liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    April isn't going to bad for me. I had a few days away with my kids which we spent out doors, all day, every day, until the sun went down & then we ate together, and talked together until we were all done & then & ONLY then were the screens allowed to make an appearance.
    Work wise I knuckled down and cleared a back log of work before we closed for the Easter break, which means I'll only be dealing with the current stuff when I start back on Monday, plus some lingering EOY stuff - but with everything else up to date I won't be feeling the same pressure at leaving anything else aside.
    Food-wise I'm not stressed at all. I don't really recall the last time I felt stressed about food. What I eat is of my choosing and I feel no guilt surrounding any of those choices because they are based on knowledge of the consequences. No guilt = no stress.
    I'm also feeling less stressed about training - and I am CERTAIN this is because of the new gym. I don;t have to invest ANY time, thought or energy in to figuring out what I'm going to do on any given day. I turn up, do what I'm told, sweat A LOT, huff, puff & complain with the rest of them occasionally, and go home. There has not been a single session where I haven't felt it (in a good way) the next day and since I'm seeing results - improvements in strength & flexibility for starters - it completes removes any residue stress I might have about whether or not I'm doing 'enough' - and on the days were I'm not at the gym I am walking, and loving it. Walking is my time to think, or my time to switch off depending on my mood - and it LIFTS my  mood - so it's all good.
    One other less thing I have to stress about - I FINALLY got around to sitting my final exam for my certification as a Nutritionist and passed with a distinction!! I was doing a crazy amount of stressing about missing scheduled study sessions when a social event came up, or being late with assignments when life happened, or just generally losing my momentum; but now it's done, and I'm relieved & thankful & excited all at once. So to replace that stress, having already done the foundation level in Sports Nutrition I've enrolled for a certification in that too. That said, whilst I think the certification will be good to have it's not really the direction I'd like to go - I'm thinking more of specializing in holistic nutrition and treating deficiencies & auto-immune disease, eating & mental disorders, and type 2 diabetes with food - but I need to source an accredited provider for that type of thing.
    So, when is personal growth month again?
  5. AmyS liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    April isn't going to bad for me. I had a few days away with my kids which we spent out doors, all day, every day, until the sun went down & then we ate together, and talked together until we were all done & then & ONLY then were the screens allowed to make an appearance.
    Work wise I knuckled down and cleared a back log of work before we closed for the Easter break, which means I'll only be dealing with the current stuff when I start back on Monday, plus some lingering EOY stuff - but with everything else up to date I won't be feeling the same pressure at leaving anything else aside.
    Food-wise I'm not stressed at all. I don't really recall the last time I felt stressed about food. What I eat is of my choosing and I feel no guilt surrounding any of those choices because they are based on knowledge of the consequences. No guilt = no stress.
    I'm also feeling less stressed about training - and I am CERTAIN this is because of the new gym. I don;t have to invest ANY time, thought or energy in to figuring out what I'm going to do on any given day. I turn up, do what I'm told, sweat A LOT, huff, puff & complain with the rest of them occasionally, and go home. There has not been a single session where I haven't felt it (in a good way) the next day and since I'm seeing results - improvements in strength & flexibility for starters - it completes removes any residue stress I might have about whether or not I'm doing 'enough' - and on the days were I'm not at the gym I am walking, and loving it. Walking is my time to think, or my time to switch off depending on my mood - and it LIFTS my  mood - so it's all good.
    One other less thing I have to stress about - I FINALLY got around to sitting my final exam for my certification as a Nutritionist and passed with a distinction!! I was doing a crazy amount of stressing about missing scheduled study sessions when a social event came up, or being late with assignments when life happened, or just generally losing my momentum; but now it's done, and I'm relieved & thankful & excited all at once. So to replace that stress, having already done the foundation level in Sports Nutrition I've enrolled for a certification in that too. That said, whilst I think the certification will be good to have it's not really the direction I'd like to go - I'm thinking more of specializing in holistic nutrition and treating deficiencies & auto-immune disease, eating & mental disorders, and type 2 diabetes with food - but I need to source an accredited provider for that type of thing.
    So, when is personal growth month again?
  6. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!   
    Town
    There are only five cities in the South - Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork & Waterford. Donegal is a town, within the County of Donegal. If you drove through the North you must have flown into the International Airport at Aldergrove or George Best Belfast City Airport.
    Technically I'm in the North, but actually I'm a little further South than you currently are the way the border works, and just over to the East. I was over in the West for a few days for Easter & travelled round the Inishowen Peninsula which is in Donegal County. It's one of my favourite parts of the Ireland, although it's hard to find a bad spot!
  7. bronnyd liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!   
    Ooooh - what are your plans for your time in Ireland?
    Which part of Donegal is your retreat in? I was in Donegal earlier this week and go there often....!!
    Will you travel North too?
    Ireland is probably one of the easiest places to eat compliant because we have so much variety in fresh meat, fish & veg being a small farming island - plus all the allergens are clearly labelled on menus. But the wheaten bread IS good, and our butter/dairy, well.....
    Be sure to try some mussels & oysters!!
  8. bronnyd liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in March 27 start, Time to SHINE!!   
    Ooooh - what are your plans for your time in Ireland?
    Which part of Donegal is your retreat in? I was in Donegal earlier this week and go there often....!!
    Will you travel North too?
    Ireland is probably one of the easiest places to eat compliant because we have so much variety in fresh meat, fish & veg being a small farming island - plus all the allergens are clearly labelled on menus. But the wheaten bread IS good, and our butter/dairy, well.....
    Be sure to try some mussels & oysters!!
  9. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by Carlaccini in Extreme brain fog   
    This is an excellent article to make you think:
    http://momastery.com/blog/2014/07/06/body-masterpiece/
  10. kirkor liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Extreme brain fog   
    An interesting watch......
     
  11. kirkor liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Extreme brain fog   
    An interesting watch......
     
  12. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I get good carbonation even in my first ferment - it's from all the excess yeast. See below on bottling day just this past Sunday...


  13. IndustriousJoy liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Depression and Sadness   
    If you check out whole9life.com - which was kind of the 'Mother' of Whole30 there are a number of blog posts about food (along with exercise & sleep) and it's link to mood. You should also note the importance of omega 3 fatty acids - particularly when eaten along side starches.
    Here are a few to get you started....

    http://whole9life.com/2014/11/food-linked-mood/
    http://whole9life.com/2016/05/kelly-brogan-depression/
    http://whole9life.com/2014/11/food-mood-fodmaps/
    Originally these posts/resources would have been available directly via this forum, but the two platforms were separated a while back.
  14. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Amen sister!  I"m actually really against things that match... especially a bedroom suite, which you will NEVER find in my house... a matching headboard, nightstands, chest of drawers and dresser? EW!  
    Plus, eating off china is so... dainty... and I"m pretty much nothing like dainty in any aspect of my life, so it's fun!
  15. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I used to think that everythng had to match, but now I actually like the quirkiness of mixed patterns in crockery/furniture/furnishings..... Very stylish!
  16. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I used to think that everythng had to match, but now I actually like the quirkiness of mixed patterns in crockery/furniture/furnishings..... Very stylish!
  17. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I used to think that everythng had to match, but now I actually like the quirkiness of mixed patterns in crockery/furniture/furnishings..... Very stylish!
  18. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Is my breakfast too big?   
    Worth a read - Any ideas on how to hack my Whole30 to lose weight?
  19. Rachel Howlett liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Help Deciding Order of Reintro   
    You can do reintros in any order you like, so I'd probably focus on the food groups you're struggle to avoid - namely gluten, dairy & soy (which will encompass legumes), which also happen to be the most likely to cause a reaction.
    At camp I'm assuming most meals will still be cooked from scratch so I'd assume things like sulphites, msg & carrageenan will not be a problem, and at the Hotel you can still ask all the questions. Non gluten grains are fairly obvious when they're on your plate, and alcohol you have complete control over.
  20. IndustriousJoy liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Depression and Sadness   
    If you check out whole9life.com - which was kind of the 'Mother' of Whole30 there are a number of blog posts about food (along with exercise & sleep) and it's link to mood. You should also note the importance of omega 3 fatty acids - particularly when eaten along side starches.
    Here are a few to get you started....

    http://whole9life.com/2014/11/food-linked-mood/
    http://whole9life.com/2016/05/kelly-brogan-depression/
    http://whole9life.com/2014/11/food-mood-fodmaps/
    Originally these posts/resources would have been available directly via this forum, but the two platforms were separated a while back.
  21. River30 liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Legumes are actually a type of seed, but they are high in toxic anti-nutrients such as lectin & phytic acid the latter of which can prevent the body from absorbing nutrients from other foods, as well as impacting the enzymes produced by the gut to digest proteins & starches. Soaking them overnight can reduce the phytic acid content quite substantially, but they're excluded here since they're known to be hard on the digestive system too. Nuts/seeds can be high in anti-nutrients too (again soaking & dehydrating/roasting helps with this), but think of the dosage compared to legumes - you wouldn't sit down to a bowl full of nuts 3-4 times a week but you might with legumes...
    Here's the Whole30 Legume Manifesto.
  22. River30 liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Legumes are actually a type of seed, but they are high in toxic anti-nutrients such as lectin & phytic acid the latter of which can prevent the body from absorbing nutrients from other foods, as well as impacting the enzymes produced by the gut to digest proteins & starches. Soaking them overnight can reduce the phytic acid content quite substantially, but they're excluded here since they're known to be hard on the digestive system too. Nuts/seeds can be high in anti-nutrients too (again soaking & dehydrating/roasting helps with this), but think of the dosage compared to legumes - you wouldn't sit down to a bowl full of nuts 3-4 times a week but you might with legumes...
    Here's the Whole30 Legume Manifesto.
  23. River30 liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 11 Re-Intro Start   
    Legumes are actually a type of seed, but they are high in toxic anti-nutrients such as lectin & phytic acid the latter of which can prevent the body from absorbing nutrients from other foods, as well as impacting the enzymes produced by the gut to digest proteins & starches. Soaking them overnight can reduce the phytic acid content quite substantially, but they're excluded here since they're known to be hard on the digestive system too. Nuts/seeds can be high in anti-nutrients too (again soaking & dehydrating/roasting helps with this), but think of the dosage compared to legumes - you wouldn't sit down to a bowl full of nuts 3-4 times a week but you might with legumes...
    Here's the Whole30 Legume Manifesto.
  24. NoMoreCrunchyCravings liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Failed Mayo 101   
    Ladies, since there are SO many threads on the forum already about failed mayo I'm going to merge this thread with the largest of them, just to keep things tidy...
    As has been mentioned on this thread before broken mayo can be fixed by drizzling (well, pouring whilst using an immersion blender) the broken mayo into the yolk of one more egg - it's worked for me any time my mayo has failed!
  25. Jackpotb liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in April 12th - Day 1   
    Hey @Jackpotb & welcome to Whole30!
    Can I suggest that as an IBS sufferer you keep a food log? It's fairly likely that some of the foods you'll be eating on Whole30, whilst compliant, will cause you some gastrointestinal/digestive distress, and it will be much easier to pin point what those foods are if you've got a log of your food that we can look back on should you have symptoms such as gas, wind, bloating etc.
    You can start a log >here<
    You'll note that technically that section of the forum isn't moderated, although we do tend to keep an eye on new logs to check that folks are on the right track. However, if you come up against problems you can post in the Trouble-shooting section of the forum and add a link to your log for the mods to run an eye over...
    Best of luck