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    penotti got a reaction from Mamita in pre-workout foods?   
    Maybe i'm stupid, but I'm not sure I understand why it's not good to eat fruit pre-wod? I usually have a banana & egg before a workout, why is that a bad idea?
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    penotti got a reaction from MeadowLily in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    Today has been a good day, am back on track again and following megmac's advice to have this week as a whole7 and then see where it takes me.
    Have to add, that since Sunday, my nose is extremely raw and stuffy on the inside, I think it's safe to assume that dairy might be the cause of that. Anyone else ever had such issues?
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    penotti got a reaction from MeadowLily in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    Thanks jpketz! You are so right about the psyche part, now that I think about it, today i'm mostly angry at myself for over-indulging like that, especially since the whole30 went so well. Feel like I have completely destroyed the whole30 experience by indeed: overconsumption.
    To be continued!
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    penotti got a reaction from Suzy in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    Thank you Kirsteen,
    My story is a nice example of how unintended things can head into a disaster! I am seriously troubled today, almost like a post-whole30 depression Incredible what an effect food can have! Back on the whole30 train!
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    penotti got a reaction from Suzy in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    I wanted to share my day 2 of reintroduction, which was probably the dumbest thing I've ever done in a long time, but hopefully my mistakes can help others...
    Below is the post on my blog, how embarrassing it might be..
    The day after our first little introduction, we woke up a bit more groggy than usual, but not too bad. Made reservations to go out for breakfast, had just a little bit of coconut milk, dried fruit & nuts at home.

    We went to Little Collins, a brunch & dinner cafe with a great menu & Melbourne
    coffee :-) I ordered their Little Collins' big one and asked to leave the bread out.
    Home made fennel sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, spinach, mushrooms & some baked beans.
    It was great to have a cappuccino again, but I wasn't blown away, guess I didn't miss it that much after all!
    The afternoon was quite spontaneous, a friend was in town and dropped by our house, and later 2 more friends popped in, making it a great afternoon with plentiful snacks and drinks.
    Being Dutch, means cheese, lots of cheese and in so many variations, it will blow you away!
    So out came a platter of some old cheese, so old it has actual salt crystals in it, if you ever happen to visit, make sure you get some. Together with our favorite champagne, it was a real treat.

    Then the whole30 train not only derailed, but crashed into the whole30 station taking everything in it's path.
    More drinks, more cheese, more snacks and then the idea to go to an Italian restaurant for dinner. This place has fabulous wood fired pizza, antipasti & desserts. We personally think it's one of the best pizza places in Amsterdam.
    So of course I went for the pizza 7 Follie (all meat toppings) and to top things off, the panna cotta for dessert.
    Crashed into bed early, only to be woken up at about 4.30 am by a terrible feeling. What happened next can only be described as a horror movie, starring me on the toilet. My body made sure all the food left the scene quickly, using both ends (TMI, sorry!)
    Felt awful all Sunday, the fresh, clean & energetic feeling I have been experiencing this whole time during whole30 was erased in 1 single afternoon/evening.
    The stupidest thing of course not listening to the gradual reintroduction advice,
    and the amounts of food consumed in a small time frame. Also, since i've had both dairy and wheat at the same time, it's hard to determine what my body hated most, but I'm pretty sure it hates me for sure!
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    penotti got a reaction from BBChic in Whole30 bloggers   
    Cool stuff! I'll throw mine in too:
    www.crossfitcatcave.blogspot.com
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    penotti reacted to missmary in protein shakes [serious info inside]   
    Basically this: if you are having whey protein shakes*, you are not doing a whole30. period.
     
    It takes some getting used to, but once you do, it does not take any more time or effort to have tuna or roasted chicken breast or whatever ready to eat right after your workout. Part of the whole30 is getting out of the mindset of whatever you have always done. It takes planning but it is worth it.
     
     
     
     
    *vegetarians have whey protein as an option--their set of whole30 rules is a totally different ballgame.
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    penotti reacted to Tom Denham in Ok that post workout meal is breakfast?   
    To maximize muscle recovery, you should avoid fat in your post-workout meal. That makes eggs, bacon, and avocado a poor choice. The problem is that fat slows digestion, while the purpose of a post-workout meal is to feed hungry muscles quickly. Slow digestion means they can't eat as fast as they otherwise would and recovery takes place more slowly. The meal template gives you a quick overview of this: http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf
     
    Let me add, I sometimes ignore eating a lean post-workout meal and have my regular lunch instead. But I am not pushing the envelope with fitness. 
     
    You can lose weight while eating sweet potatoes. I lost weight every month when I started and I ate one and sometimes two sweet potatoes per day. If you are doing intense exercise, starchy carbs are important. Real success requires you to quit worrying about whether you lose weight today while you concentrate on maximizing your health. What really matters is the trend of your weight, not the day by day. That may sound wrong, but experience shows that micromanaging weight loss back fires. 
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    penotti reacted to jpketz in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    Hey...it takes some real guts to share an "epic fail" like that, so thank you for that. I even kind of admire your willingness to throw caution to the wind—I was on Day 1 of my dairy re-intro yesterday and was cowering all day (pardon the pun), for fear of going through what you did.
    On the up side, the experience will make an indelible mark on your psyche...maybe not in terms of specific reactions to specific foods, but as a lesson in overconsumption in general?
    Feel better.
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    penotti reacted to JJB in My Meal Plan!   
    Welcome! I have a few suggestions. For breakfast, use 3 whole eggs, or even 4. Your serving size is however many whole eggs you can fit in your hand. Your breakfast seems light on vegetables too...I usually eat about 2 cups at every meal. Your lunch seems light on fat; maybe you're adding an oil-based dressing? Consider avocado or olives as well. 
     
    I wouldn't plan out snacks. Eat them if you need them, but if so, they should be a mini-meal and contain protein, fat, and vegetables. Nut butter and an apple is very dessert-y and probably not a great snack. Also, smoothies are highly discouraged on the W30. If you search the forum for 'smoothie' you'll find lots of comments.
     
    Watch the almond milk...many contain carageenan.
     
    I think a lot of people err on the small side of portions when they start their W30, because they're afraid of fat and/or gaining weight. This leads to hunger and possibly too much snacking. I would suggest you beef up your portions to make sure you're satisfied, because depending on how you used to eat, this first week could be rough to get through...being hungry will make it so much worse. Good luck!
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    penotti reacted to Jtandi in Dismantling my "healthy drink"   
    good luck on your whole30!!! you are right to question your drinks. I'm sure others will comment, and you could search for "smoothie" on here to get a bit more info, but smoothies or blended fruit drinks are highly discouraged during your whole30.
    you have A LOT of fruit in there. and, yes, you are right about the ingredients in the "no" list (although raisins are fine).
    if you were going to sit down and eat a meal following the template (1-2 palms of protein, 2 thumbs of fat, 2 cups of veggies) would you add this drink and have it along with your meal? probably not. so there is probably no place for it.
    it is suggested that 0-3 servings of fruit be eaten a day - not because they are bad but because vegetables are more nutrient dense. they also feed our desire to have sugar and fulfill a "sweets need" many of us have.
    just out of curiosity - why do you want to continue this drink? if it is for health reasons rest assured you will be getting much more nutrients by simply following the prescribed template. and it's just for 30 days!
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    penotti reacted to kshacklett in Sudden strength gain?   
    I've been strength training since last September, but all of the sudden I started noticing crazy muscle definition in my arms, and my burpees went from "I want to die" to "I can do this!"
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    penotti reacted to Fenderbender in Sudden strength gain?   
    Eat like a machine,train like a machine= preform like a machine!!!!!
    Your eating high octane race fuel on W30! No surprises.
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    penotti reacted to Kirsteen in Military (and panicking...just a little)   
    I'd also add, it doesn't have to be organic or free range. Yes that's the best but not all of us can afford that. There's a success story here http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/7066-finished-whole30-my-results/page__hl__organic%2C__fromsearch__1 from someone who had great results but never had organic or free range meat or eggs. We all do the best we can. Good luck
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    penotti got a reaction from Suzy in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    I wanted to share my day 2 of reintroduction, which was probably the dumbest thing I've ever done in a long time, but hopefully my mistakes can help others...
    Below is the post on my blog, how embarrassing it might be..
    The day after our first little introduction, we woke up a bit more groggy than usual, but not too bad. Made reservations to go out for breakfast, had just a little bit of coconut milk, dried fruit & nuts at home.

    We went to Little Collins, a brunch & dinner cafe with a great menu & Melbourne
    coffee :-) I ordered their Little Collins' big one and asked to leave the bread out.
    Home made fennel sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, spinach, mushrooms & some baked beans.
    It was great to have a cappuccino again, but I wasn't blown away, guess I didn't miss it that much after all!
    The afternoon was quite spontaneous, a friend was in town and dropped by our house, and later 2 more friends popped in, making it a great afternoon with plentiful snacks and drinks.
    Being Dutch, means cheese, lots of cheese and in so many variations, it will blow you away!
    So out came a platter of some old cheese, so old it has actual salt crystals in it, if you ever happen to visit, make sure you get some. Together with our favorite champagne, it was a real treat.

    Then the whole30 train not only derailed, but crashed into the whole30 station taking everything in it's path.
    More drinks, more cheese, more snacks and then the idea to go to an Italian restaurant for dinner. This place has fabulous wood fired pizza, antipasti & desserts. We personally think it's one of the best pizza places in Amsterdam.
    So of course I went for the pizza 7 Follie (all meat toppings) and to top things off, the panna cotta for dessert.
    Crashed into bed early, only to be woken up at about 4.30 am by a terrible feeling. What happened next can only be described as a horror movie, starring me on the toilet. My body made sure all the food left the scene quickly, using both ends (TMI, sorry!)
    Felt awful all Sunday, the fresh, clean & energetic feeling I have been experiencing this whole time during whole30 was erased in 1 single afternoon/evening.
    The stupidest thing of course not listening to the gradual reintroduction advice,
    and the amounts of food consumed in a small time frame. Also, since i've had both dairy and wheat at the same time, it's hard to determine what my body hated most, but I'm pretty sure it hates me for sure!
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    penotti got a reaction from Suzy in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    Thank you Kirsteen,
    My story is a nice example of how unintended things can head into a disaster! I am seriously troubled today, almost like a post-whole30 depression Incredible what an effect food can have! Back on the whole30 train!
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    penotti reacted to jpketz in Reintroducing whey?   
    FYI...Just ordered an egg white protein powder from Now Sports that consists of nothing but egg whites. The price is nice, too.
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    penotti reacted to kshacklett in Reintroducing whey?   
    I'm fine with the actual whey in protein powder, it's the artificial sugars and flavors that do me in (anxiety, trouble sleeping, restlessness). I've switched to a protein powder without those, and I tolerate it fine.
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    penotti reacted to jpketz in Reintroducing whey?   
    Even though I meant to use egg white protein in my pre-workout smoothies (as per the recipe in Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet Cookbook), the d*** packages look so similar I inadvertently picked up whey protein instead and didn't realize I'd been using it until my wife pointed it out. This is my second "accidentally on purpose" re-introduction of dairy, btw...strange but true.
    Maybe it's the fact that the whey is in there with black tea, flax seed, coconut oil and misc. fruits but I'm not having any problems so far. I will be replacing the whey with the egg white powder next trip to Whole Foods though. And getting my glasses prescription checked.
    The brand is Jay Robb (unflavored) and available at WF, Vitacost.com
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    penotti reacted to Kirsteen in Emotional eating...   
    Don't beat yourself up Tracy. Be kind and gentle with yourself and I really hope you feel better soon
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    penotti reacted to Tom Denham in Yogurt made from coconut milk?   
    Yogurt made from coconut milk with the ingredients you are listing would be okay during a Whole30 with one proviso: Anyone eating it should be able to go 30 days without eating yogurt without suffering withdrawal or getting cranky about it. Yep, Sex With Your Pants On is the issue. That means, some folks could eat coconut yogurt during a Whole30, but some should learn to eat other foods. Personally, I find this interesting and will save my sauerkraut juice and order some gelatin sheets to try it.
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    penotti got a reaction from SpinSpin in Too many eggs for the Whole 30?   
    Same here, I wish I counted all the eggs i've eaten since going paleo, just for the fun of it
    I eat about 4-5 a day, so prob 30 a week.
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    penotti reacted to Tom Denham in Soy Lecithin -- Did I Fail?   
    By the power invested in me as a Whole9 moderator, I declare you okay to just keep going.
    Consider this a lesson learned. Unless you are very sensitive to soy, I doubt there was enough to cause trouble, but this reveals how important it is to read labels. Food manufacturers include a shocking amount of stuff that you would never imagine. I quit drinking Celestial Seasonings teas because lots of their teas include soy lecithin. The biggest surprise for me reading labels was finding sugar in most of the canned clams at my local grocery. Soy in tea and sugar in clams! Hmm.
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    penotti reacted to Kirsteen in What about DARK (VERY) CHOCOLATE   
    I guess you guess right . Cacao or cocoa is allowed as an ingredient like in Well Fed's chocolate chilli. Some have even been known to drink absolutely plain cocoa made with water as a very bitter drink instead of coffee but making chocolate is SWYPO even if the ingredients are all allowed. To be honest, I've been making it for years, not too dissimilar to yours but, alas, it's confined to the freezer during W30s
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    penotti reacted to Kirsteen in "Don't be an idiot like me"   
    You didn't destroy anything. The fact that you had such a violent reaction just proves how successful your W30 was. I look forward to reading more