Rene1963

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    Rene1963 got a reaction from VictorR. in Starting March 1st   
    I'm also starting March 1. 
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    Rene1963 got a reaction from AngieWG in Starting March 1st   
    What towns are you near in NW AR? I have family in that area & love it! We visit as often as we can get away!
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    Rene1963 got a reaction from Nancy Crabtree in Starting March 1st   
    I'd love a FB group! 
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    Rene1963 got a reaction from Lilkathy in Starting February 20   
    I'm in the same situation.  I started low carb July 11, 2016. I've lost 54 pounds & am stalled. I recently joined the gym & have worked out daily for 30 days (treadmill as cardio, abs daily, alternating leg & upper body days). I need to lose 20-30 more pounds with most around my stomach area. I also have T2 Diabetes & am experiencing my lowest fasting blood sugar readings ever since going low carb & adding exercise. I'm concerned about how Whole30 will impact that. I won't be eating fruit or potatoes at all. Also, I have to keep my carbs low. Carbs are carbs when you're T2, regardless of the source. I also drink Plexus Slim every morning. It's not a meal replacement. I've read that it's not compliant & others have said that benefits may be from other changes. But I made no other changes & I sleep comfortably through the night now for the first time in years. My energy level is good & I feel good. So I am still trying to determine how I'll handle that. I'm aiming for March 1 start date. 
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    Rene1963 got a reaction from Lilkathy in Starting February 20   
    I'm in the same situation.  I started low carb July 11, 2016. I've lost 54 pounds & am stalled. I recently joined the gym & have worked out daily for 30 days (treadmill as cardio, abs daily, alternating leg & upper body days). I need to lose 20-30 more pounds with most around my stomach area. I also have T2 Diabetes & am experiencing my lowest fasting blood sugar readings ever since going low carb & adding exercise. I'm concerned about how Whole30 will impact that. I won't be eating fruit or potatoes at all. Also, I have to keep my carbs low. Carbs are carbs when you're T2, regardless of the source. I also drink Plexus Slim every morning. It's not a meal replacement. I've read that it's not compliant & others have said that benefits may be from other changes. But I made no other changes & I sleep comfortably through the night now for the first time in years. My energy level is good & I feel good. So I am still trying to determine how I'll handle that. I'm aiming for March 1 start date. 
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    Rene1963 got a reaction from Lilkathy in Starting February 20   
    I'm in the same situation.  I started low carb July 11, 2016. I've lost 54 pounds & am stalled. I recently joined the gym & have worked out daily for 30 days (treadmill as cardio, abs daily, alternating leg & upper body days). I need to lose 20-30 more pounds with most around my stomach area. I also have T2 Diabetes & am experiencing my lowest fasting blood sugar readings ever since going low carb & adding exercise. I'm concerned about how Whole30 will impact that. I won't be eating fruit or potatoes at all. Also, I have to keep my carbs low. Carbs are carbs when you're T2, regardless of the source. I also drink Plexus Slim every morning. It's not a meal replacement. I've read that it's not compliant & others have said that benefits may be from other changes. But I made no other changes & I sleep comfortably through the night now for the first time in years. My energy level is good & I feel good. So I am still trying to determine how I'll handle that. I'm aiming for March 1 start date. 
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    Rene1963 reacted to clara912 in Starting February 20   
    HI Everyone.  I'm starting my whole30 today too (FEB. 20).  Have lost 55 lbs over the last year doing no grains/no sugars, then drifting over to basically a low carb diet.  Weight loss has stalled and I still have about 20 lbs and inches around the belly to lose.  Have been reading up on whole30 and am excited to do this.  Good luck everyone.  Today is going great so far.
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    Rene1963 reacted to mallarally in Plexus and whole30   
    I will just say, because there seems to be confusion on what Plexus really is, that it is not actually the opposite of Whole 30, and that some people need more than the Whole 30 to deal with Fibromyalgia. Because Fibromyalgia does not have one culprit, it's unfair to say that a dietary change will fix all of it. 
    I started on my first Whole 30 three years ago. I had tremendous success with it and found a lot of pain relief. I have consistently followed a Paleo/Whole 30 diet for about 2.5 years.  But I was still very, very limited for a long time. My chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia were not allowing me to work full time. I also had severe chronic constipation. And before you question how closely I followed the Whole 30, please understand that that is belittling and unkind. I know all of the ins and outs, all of the small ways to undermine your whole 30 with SWYPO and all other pitfalls. I was incredibly dedicated because I knew that this helped me more than the alternative of a standard American diet, and doctors were not taking me seriously or offering any other solutions. 
    I was finally diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth in February 2016. I started on an herbal regimen and continued with my clean diet, and was starting to notice changes, but I was still highly limited and unable to get out of bed some days. I decided to try the Plexus Slim along with their probiotic and a magnesium cleansing agent. Literally, stevia and dextrose (in small amounts) are the only non-compliant ingredients (besides brown rice, which comes in a lot of capsules). After two months, my depression and anxiety and brain fog finally started to improve (something the Whole 30 never helped with), my pain and fatigue reduced dramatically, my chronic constipation FINALLY started to improve, and I am now a full time grad student. I still follow a Whole 30 diet, and I know that it is an integral part of my success. Plexus doesn't work without a clean diet. It's not supposed to do the work for you. You do hear people say how, if they miss one day of their Slim drink, all their pain and tiredness and appetite comes right back. That's because they are relying on Plexus to fix their problems for them without any additional work. That does not condemn the products themselves. Also, the Slim is not a meal replacement. They do have protein shakes, but they're not Whole 30 compliant and I don't drink them. I drink the Slim in the morning before my meal and then I eat a normal diet. 
    Please understand that a clean diet is only the beginning for many people. It is not a cure-all. Supplementation is needed even with the cleanest diet, and that's all Plexus really is--high quality supplementation. You can disagree and not take the products, but don't write them off without really knowing what they do. And also, the whole 30 narrative can be harmful to people like me who follow it faithfully and don't have all their issues disappear. Some people need additional help, and it's not because we don't try hard enough on the program. It's because some health issues need further intervention.