Lynn Kilpatrick

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    Lynn Kilpatrick got a reaction from msmirnio in How much do you off-road?   
    I feel like the Whole30 was easy compared to coming off of it. I feel like it would be easier (in theory) to stay on it, but that's not realistic for me. I am a very social person, and I like to hang out with friends and have a glass of wine. I also love chocolate. So those are my big challenges.
    What advice do you have?
    My plan is basically to try to do remain gluten, dairy & sugar free as much as I can. And to maybe have a drink or two once or twice a week.
    The problem is that two glasses of wine turns into four and then the next day I eat crazy because the alcohol has messed up my blood sugar (I am hypoglycemic). I know the easy thing would be to say no drinking, but again, that doesn't feel realistic to me. Partly because my husband still drinks, though mostly beer, which isn't tempting to me.
    I don't know if it is realistic, but one idea I had was to not buy wine and have it in the house. If I want a glass, have one when I go out with a friend or with my husband, but don't buy bottles and have them at home. Or to only have cocktails at home, because for some reason I find it easier to only have one of those.
    Any other suggestions for off-roading without going totally insane?
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    Lynn Kilpatrick got a reaction from msmirnio in How much do you off-road?   
    I feel like the Whole30 was easy compared to coming off of it. I feel like it would be easier (in theory) to stay on it, but that's not realistic for me. I am a very social person, and I like to hang out with friends and have a glass of wine. I also love chocolate. So those are my big challenges.
    What advice do you have?
    My plan is basically to try to do remain gluten, dairy & sugar free as much as I can. And to maybe have a drink or two once or twice a week.
    The problem is that two glasses of wine turns into four and then the next day I eat crazy because the alcohol has messed up my blood sugar (I am hypoglycemic). I know the easy thing would be to say no drinking, but again, that doesn't feel realistic to me. Partly because my husband still drinks, though mostly beer, which isn't tempting to me.
    I don't know if it is realistic, but one idea I had was to not buy wine and have it in the house. If I want a glass, have one when I go out with a friend or with my husband, but don't buy bottles and have them at home. Or to only have cocktails at home, because for some reason I find it easier to only have one of those.
    Any other suggestions for off-roading without going totally insane?
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    Lynn Kilpatrick reacted to msmirnio in How much do you off-road?   
    Off-roading is my real 2013 resolution. After my first Whole30 in November I went totally ballistic and lost control; my main goal for my recent Whole30 (ended last month) was creating a plan to live a Whole9 life without suffering or over-indulging. Here's why I'm trying to do:
    1) Alcohol - drink at social events, special occasions and if dinner is a real sit-down-at-the-table-use-napkins-no-tv dinner. Go 1:1 with water ( <---gets difficult as your resolve weakens)
    2) Treats - like kshacklett said above, don't even consider grabbing anything shiny and convenient in your breakroom/office pantry/ bowl of fake candy on someone's desk, those things are there because people think it's better to pawn them off instead of throw them in the trash, so essentially they'd prefer YOUR BODY to be that trashcan (though they're probably not doing that maliciously/on purpose). I use this question to help: "If I saw this treat during a Whole30 would I purposely come back to it after I was done?" Non-homemade or gourmet foods usually don't pass. Unless you're IN LOVE with some gross processed thing and you would rather eat a mouthful of bees than go your life without it again (for me that's oatmeal cream pies), then treat that thing as a gourmet dish and dig in carefully and thoughtfully.
    I've been eating 1-2 oz dark chocolate (over 70%) a few nights a week (ok every night this week). Also, preparing "paleo treats" is super rewarding; just plan to portion is out/hide it/give it away so you don't have 2 dozen almond-flour chocolate chip cookies staring at your face for the next week.
    3) Non-compliant foods - Go for it, but as a small part of or side to your main, healthy meal. This morning I ate SYPO pancakes with nuts sans maple syrup/toppings, with a side of green beans, mixed bell peppers and a little oz of chicken. At restaurants try a new sauce or get dessert to accompany your compliant order. The best part about not being on the Whole30, IMHO, is that you get to not freak out about ingredients at restaurants. Which to me is like a daily treat
    How much is too much can be measured by how you feel and look. If your sleep is getting wack, if your skin is breaking out (consistently), if your energy is low or if you can't find those rose-colored-Whole30 sunglasses at least occasionally, you've gone too far.