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  1. 2 points
    ShannonM68

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    I was wondering if this Tiger Blood thing was a myth, lol. But as I reflect I do have more energy than before starting and I feel much more positive generally. It's actually gone by much faster than I thought it would. I don't really miss anything so that's nice. Who is planning on doing the reintroduction phase?
  2. 1 point
    Momof4Whole30

    Second time - Different

    @jmcbn Thank you!! Appreciate the response and hope things calmed down a bit Already reached out to my Dr for blood work will keep you all posted.
  3. 1 point
    Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    I’m going to do the reintro. I’m really excited to see what foods I’m sensitive too. I’ve had a full allergy test run before but I want to see if that matches up. I know I can’t have Whey protein from a bad experience, but I’m wondering about other things. I miss rice, yogurt and angostura bitters. I used to put them in my club soda.
  4. 1 point
    Ksprljan

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    Entering the last week and no tiger blood! That’s ok, there are definitely other NSVs. I am planning a slow reintroduction and for the most part staying with the program. I don’t have any food allergies or intolerances so I definitely want to bring back some items like yoghurt, beans, pasta every once in a while. I am thinkink weekly 5 days W30 and two days off plan! The one thing that I am not reintroducing is anything with yeast - yeast just drains my energy. We had a business event yesterday and they served a bunch of sweet amazing baked goods, I walked by them and appreciated how yummy and aesthetically beautiful everything was however was not tempted in the least to have something - huge NSV. The sugar demon is under control, and I plan to keep it chained up! Entering the last week I fell good - not excellent - good! I am hopeful that with spring, sun, fresh air and more outdoor activities my body will wake up and catch up with my alert mind! Happy last week to those of you on my schedule!
  5. 1 point
    Fernsk

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    I do miss cream in my coffee but I’m getting over it... the pluses make everything worthwhile. I'm going to do the reintroduction phase, I can’t wait to find out what might be my problem foods.
  6. 1 point
    Well I got feedback from one lifelong-insomniac who said diet isn't always the answer. She encouraged me to continue exploring my options and that's just what I did. I now have an appointment for cognitive behavioral therapy
  7. 1 point
    littleg

    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    Have you guys looked at the other thread on here about struggling post W30 - @ladyshanny had some good ideas in there about "rules" for FFF... Since finishing our W30 a month ago I've stuck with W30 food choices 99% of the time but I'm definitely slipping back into old habits... first meal of the day at 11,12, 1 o'clock, back and forth to the fridge after dinner for fruit, eating crappy cheese at my in-laws just because it is there - stupid shit. So, reading over that other thread I think that having some "rules" going forward are a good idea. I don't know why it seems different to me this time - I think because in the past I always thought the idea of a WholeLittleg was what foods were compliant - much like the real W30, instead of looking more at their recommendations for the W30 as the things I needed to be rules. I already know my food sensitivities and there really aren't any food groups (besides nuts) that I really need to be careful of. But what makes me *feel* better are sticking to the recommendations - early breakfast and not munching after dinner. So, I'm going to give that a try for a bit. A WLittleg that has two rules - eat meal 1 early, don't eat before (this means specifically don't eat a bag of baby carrots...) or after dinner, kitchen is closed after dinner. We are changing around baby's bedtime with the time change. Currently he goes to sleep before we eat dinner. We are going to start eating with him and then putting him down after dinner. I'm really hoping that getting up from the table and being distracted will help a bit with the post dinner munching. Last night we ended up doing this and it was easy - but it is always easy the first time you try it Dinner was *not* relaxing though - I'll say that much Which maybe is good - it takes a little of the "reward for making it through the day" out of dinner. I also ate breakfast at 6:45 AM this morning - about 4 hours earlier than normal! Plan is to eat lunch around 12 and then dinner with the little guy around 5:30. So shifting everything up a bit. I may spend a ton of money on kombucha as a crutch for this transition but if it works it will be worth it! Anyway, those are my ramblings for this morning. @hmg1993 I assume you are shoveling out as well this morning...? I think the snow depth is higher than the little guy at this point! @Dragonslayer What have you decided on the nuts, taters and fruit?
  8. 1 point
    I don't really have an answer for you but I can certainly relate. I have a highly addictive personality and am totally and all-or-nothing kind of person. In a lot of ways, Whole30 is easier than food freedom because I know the lines I cannot cross. And not crossing them at all is easier than moderating them when I do. I did a very successful round back in September of last year and completely reverted back to old eating habits. Because the thought of eating one cookie is just completely beyond me. If I'm gonna have a cookie, I'm gonna have a dozen of them. I'm doing my second round right now and am slowly working my way through Food Freedom Forever. However, I honestly think I'm going to have to set very clear rules for myself in my new life. I know they say not have cheat meals or cheat days, but I may have to go that route. Because then I have rules. I eat Paleo (or whatever long-term food philosophy I chose to adopt; I'm still doing research and learning from my Whole30) every meal out of the week except one. I'll continue to read the book and maybe I'll find some new strategies but I totally get it. It's hard. I do better with clear, back and white rules than I do with moderation. I know that wasn't particularly helpful. But I do relate. I wish you the best of luck in your journey!
  9. 1 point
    Fernsk

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    My Day 21 is dawning and I’m continuing to see a downward trend with my blood sugar readings and still no sign of my GERD... I really didn’t think that I would see such fantastic results especially in such a short period of time. Yesterday, I had another NSV when I stopped into my former work place (I retired June 1, 2017 as a 60th birthday present to myself) and everyone told me how great I looked (loose clothes, glowing skin). I had been in for a visit the week before I started the Whole30. I’m almost over a weeklong sinus infection and am hoping that being sick has delayed the onset of Tiger Blood. I also missed the craving stage until Monday...all I wanted was bbq potato chips! Yesterday, I was “over it!” and just wanted the process to be finished. I think that part of this feeling was because I really did feel bloated for the first time in 3 weeks. Reading through the Day by Day has really helped me to understand why I’m feeling the way that I do on specific days. I spent lots of time reading about reintroducing foods... there is a really good detailed personal blog on the forum. I think that I’m going to step back to some simpler meals as I begin the last full week tomorrow. I also need to watch my fruit intake because I was eating more fruit (especially oranges) while I was sick. Now if I can only find that elusive Tiger Blood! i hope all is going well for everyone
  10. 1 point
    Ksprljan

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    I cool the broth and then just pour into sturdy ziplock bags and freeze. Day 21 - 9 more days and then a slow reintroduction! I miss yoghurt and rice. My sugar demon is under control but I am still super tired. My meals are pretty big with plenty of healthy fats - I think my work situation is just too stressful at this point and is causing the fatigue. It is harder this Lent because Easter is so early. Last year with a late Easter, Spring was in full bloom and there was a variety of produce available. This year we are covered in 1.5 meters of snow and freezing temps so produce availability is slim. So jealous of those of you who have so much variety and some ready-to-go W30 compliant products. Have a wonderful day everyone!
  11. 1 point
    CHING

    How bad is it if...

    I liked someone's suggestion in a previous post.. to think of it as adding days. .. so if you are day 13 you say you are doing a 43 whole 30... in essence starting over. but mentally not feeling like you failed.. I'm a newbie so can't give advice but that resonated with me..
  12. 1 point
    littleg

    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    Mind if I join in? Is this the main thread or is there a post W30 log somewhere? I've been a binge eater for a looooooong time. W30 always helps and I feel great but I've yet to tip into "food freedom" territory. I did really great about 1.5 years ago. I was binge free for 5 weeks but also eating all sorts of foods with no breaks during that time and was still fine! Then got pregnant. The first 4-5 months after little man was born I was really free from binge urges but these last few months they've been bad. Really bad. I think having a place to be reminded of not being alone and seeing some of the strategies other people use to help them not binge eat would be great. Personally, Brain Over Binge was a really good read for me that totally resonated. The basic premise is that one only binges to get rid of the urge to binge. Sounds crazy but if I really sit and think about that it makes total sense. The rational me doesn't want to binge. I know its bad for me. I know it makes me feel like physical and emotional crap. But I just want.to.do.it.so.badly. So I do it... to get rid of the feeling of wanting to do it. Does that make any sense?