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For breakfast, I usually just have two boiled eggs and sometimes add a banana. I'm not a big breakfast eater. My stomach doesn't wake up too early and is pretty picky that time of day. For lunch, I'll have a salad with tuna and maybe a piece of fruit. Then dinner is chicken, baked potato and salad or green veggie.
k9zoo reacted to CathyEarnshaw in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!
Well, day 3 was a little difficult but I made it through.
I wanted to tell you all, I have been grain and sugar free for 3 years now, so Whole 30 is just taking it a step further for me. # years ago, I read Wheat Belly and it really resonated with me and that's how I started this journey.
When I began I was morbidly obese. I suffered from depression. At age 60 I was diagnosed pre-diabetic, I had high blood pressure. I knew I had to do something or I would die.
Giving up grains and sugar was probably the hardest thing I've ever done . I actually cried in the beginning. I felt horrible in the beginning.....like I had the flu. ( I found out later that this is typical and actually called "the low carb flu")
...but I want you all who are on this journey to know that this was the best thing that I ever did! I lost 100 pounds! My blood pressure is now normal! My blood sugars are normal. My doctors cannot believe how my bloodwork has changed. Triglycerides are 50 (they want you to be 150 or less) HDL is high, LDL is low.
My energy is through the roof now! I feel better now.....in my senior years than I have ever felt before. Exercise is enjoyable to me now where it was always something I dreaded.
I now walk 5 miles every day in all kinds of weather......and I do it because I love it, not because I feel that I HAVE to.
I take yoga and zumba classes every day.
Nothing hurts me. I see others my age complaining of stiffness and joint pain.
I want to shout from the rooftops for everyone to just try doing this and see how you feel. It really is THAT incredible.
so now I want to get rid of the dairy. I believe that it is not good for me and I'm addicted to cheese! Whole 30 seemed just the ticket for me!
Best wishes to you all. Please, please stick to this. It's only 30 days and if you feel anything like I felt after getting rid of grains and sugar you will want to continue eating this way and it will become easy. I promise!
k9zoo reacted to kelseysgotthis in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!
Hello all you strong determined Whole30ers out there!
Self Care Valentines/Coupons:
Day one went smoothly but I've heard so many warnings of tough times ahead that I wanted to think of something to help future me get through the rough patches. Yesterday I made myself about a dozen Valentines/coupons that I folded up and put in a jar. They say things like "How are you? If you're feeling down put on some Beyonce and DANCE!", "Hello love, take a foot bath with some epsom salts and lavender oil", "I love you, go paint your toe nails", "Make a massage appointment, you deserve it!", "Are you feeling blue? Call mom she loves you!", "Take a walk to the barn, you always feel good after a walk", "Go to the movie theater but don't forget to pack a snack!". Hopefully I will be able to reward myself by pulling one of these out of the jar instead of turning to food or wine for a pick me up. Just thought I'd share in case anyone else wanted to make some self care coupons too!
k9zoo reacted to jmcbn in FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Start Date? JOIN THIS THREAD!!
Make sure you're including AT LEAST a fist sized serving of starchy veg per day - beets, all varieties of potatoes, plantains, turnip, yam, parsnips.... and oily fish if you can (tinned mackerel is v cheap), lots of oily fish - this will make you feel a WHOLE lot better....