Noelle

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    Noelle got a reaction from TalyaT in evening eating when going to bed really late   
    I eat a template dinner around 5:00, and if I'm up after 9:30, I'm definitely starting to feel hungry. When that happens, I take my Natural Calm and get in bed.
    I was a BIG-time evening snacker before Whole30. I would count the minutes until my children were in bed so I could eat again. I thought eating at night would be my hardest habit to break, but it was actually one of the easiest. I made sure that I: 1. ate enough during the day; 2. forced myself to slow down during dinner; and 3. went to bed when I started to feel hungry. It took about a week before my brain got the "I don't eat after dinner" message.
    Every now and then, I'll (unintentionally) undereat, and then I really need something right before bed. In that case, I eat something small and plain (a hard boiled egg or a little piece of chicken) to take the edge off, and I make sure to eat it at the table.
    The most important thing is to eat enough during the day—especially at breakfast! The good news about going to bed a little hungry is that I am READY for Meal 1 within an hour of waking, and it's my biggest meal by far. A big breakfast means no playing "nutritional catch-up" over the course of the day, fewer cravings, and no need/fewer urges to snack.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from praxisproject in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Thank you, ladyshanny! I'm pretty stoked. Also, my libido is back in full swing, and it's so nice to feel sexy again.
    It's encouraging to see that hormonal issues really can sort themselves out. The hard part is waiting.
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    Noelle got a reaction from praxisproject in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Thank you, ladyshanny! I'm pretty stoked. Also, my libido is back in full swing, and it's so nice to feel sexy again.
    It's encouraging to see that hormonal issues really can sort themselves out. The hard part is waiting.
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    Noelle got a reaction from ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Guess what? It worked!
    My doctor (who is an ND) started me on some supplements, and those plus lots of nutrient-dense foods got my body back on the right track. I've had a normal, easy period once a month for the past four months. Yay!
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    Noelle got a reaction from ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Guess what? It worked!
    My doctor (who is an ND) started me on some supplements, and those plus lots of nutrient-dense foods got my body back on the right track. I've had a normal, easy period once a month for the past four months. Yay!
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    Noelle reacted to ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    That's amazing, Noelle, congratulations!!!!!!!!
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    Noelle got a reaction from ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Guess what? It worked!
    My doctor (who is an ND) started me on some supplements, and those plus lots of nutrient-dense foods got my body back on the right track. I've had a normal, easy period once a month for the past four months. Yay!
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    Noelle got a reaction from ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Guess what? It worked!
    My doctor (who is an ND) started me on some supplements, and those plus lots of nutrient-dense foods got my body back on the right track. I've had a normal, easy period once a month for the past four months. Yay!
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar is the druggiest drug I've ever had. Immediately after I consume it, I am a "happy drunk": relaxed, chatty, less-inhibited, and so on. I feel AMAZING on sugar. The next day, if I don't dose myself again, I am Mr. Hyde. We're talking rage. I find myself yelling for no reason, hating everyone and everything... It's a bad scene. And, of course, eating sugar makes me want to eat more sugar.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Tina Marie in Relax. Eat. Repeat.   
    Definitely! I haven't been logging my food here because I just got kind of tired of doing it, honestly, but I'm coming to a place where Whole30 eating is really natural and...intuitive? Maybe?
    The keys right now seem to be: no snacking (i.e. Eating enough at mealtimes that I don't NEED to snack), eating enough (but not too many) carbohydrates, and chilling the eff out. That last one is easier said than done, but the more I take pressure off myself, the easier this way of eating seems to be.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in So I have this coconut...   
    I ended up thawing it, cutting it into flakes with a sharp, sharp knife, and baking in a 175 F convection oven for 4 hours.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in So I have this coconut...   
    I ended up thawing it, cutting it into flakes with a sharp, sharp knife, and baking in a 175 F convection oven for 4 hours.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in So I have this coconut...   
    I may have eaten an entire coconut over the course of 18 hours once. File under: Learning Experiences During My First Whole30. ;-)
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    Noelle got a reaction from Raven in So I have this coconut...   
    My daughter chose a (mature) coconut for her "treat" at the market, which is the cutest thing ever. Except that now I have this coconut that I don't know how to use up.
    My daughter drank the coconut water, and I took the hard, brown outside off and put the big chunks of coconut meat in the freezer. So...now what?
    Blend it in the Vitamix with water and make coconut milk? Chunk it up and throw it in...something? Just eat it?
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    Noelle reacted to Tina Marie in Relax. Eat. Repeat.   
    sounds like you are on your way to figuring out what works for you !!!!  Hang in there.   I also was snacking and had to stop - cuz it was leading to mindless hand to mouth - with no hunger involved.  Keep up your hard work.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Tina Marie in Relax. Eat. Repeat.   
    I got my period!!!
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    Noelle got a reaction from Tina Marie in Relax. Eat. Repeat.   
    Okay, no eggs = no diarrhea.
    My bowels have been surprisingly happy on this not-quite-Whole30-minus-eggs. I'll reintroduce eggs later this month, but man, I'm enjoying having almost-normal bowel movements.
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    Noelle got a reaction from Tina Marie in Relax. Eat. Repeat.   
    Yesterday went off without a hitch. No problems at all...except my intense desire for a snack or some "fun food" while watching TV at night. I thought I'd slayed my Snack Dragon during my recent 60 days, but old habits! They're persistent, to say the least!
    I didn't cave, but man, I was cranky about it.