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    berry straw got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I’ll join!  I’m Alison.  I did my first Whole30 in March 2017 after being diagnosed with Hashimotos.  I then moved on to a full-blown AIP diet which I have mostly followed since.  I’ve let some foods that aren’t great for me slip back in in the last 6 months and am eager for a reset.  I don’t need to plan much, because I generally eat this way, I just need to make a concerted effort to not grab nuts, sweets and “gluten-free” baked goods as easy go-tos.
    I’m married and homeschool my 3 kids.  No one follows the Whole 30, though I coerced my husband and oldest son to do one a little over a year ago.  My oldest son stays gluten, dairy and soy free at home, and my daughter is also gluten free.  I often eat differently than my family though... I just make up big batches of food for me and then mix and match at each meal.  
    My goals will be to follow the program, and up my walking mileage.  I expect to lose a few pounds, not feel gross because of dietary indiscretions, and be ready for a clean slate to reintroduce some foods I need a clear answer on (namely eggs and rice).  My Whole30 will be nightshade, egg (except a little homemade mayo), and nut free.  I eat meat & fish, a little fruit, nightshade free veggies (limiting cruciferous to 2 svg per day), and my primary fats are avocado and olives.  I do best when I have at least 2 svg of starchy carbs per day (usually breakfast and lunch) because of my thyroid.
    I’ve told my doctor, a few friends and my family that I will be doing this reset.  I’m looking forward to the accountability and support of this group!
     
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    berry straw got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I’ll join!  I’m Alison.  I did my first Whole30 in March 2017 after being diagnosed with Hashimotos.  I then moved on to a full-blown AIP diet which I have mostly followed since.  I’ve let some foods that aren’t great for me slip back in in the last 6 months and am eager for a reset.  I don’t need to plan much, because I generally eat this way, I just need to make a concerted effort to not grab nuts, sweets and “gluten-free” baked goods as easy go-tos.
    I’m married and homeschool my 3 kids.  No one follows the Whole 30, though I coerced my husband and oldest son to do one a little over a year ago.  My oldest son stays gluten, dairy and soy free at home, and my daughter is also gluten free.  I often eat differently than my family though... I just make up big batches of food for me and then mix and match at each meal.  
    My goals will be to follow the program, and up my walking mileage.  I expect to lose a few pounds, not feel gross because of dietary indiscretions, and be ready for a clean slate to reintroduce some foods I need a clear answer on (namely eggs and rice).  My Whole30 will be nightshade, egg (except a little homemade mayo), and nut free.  I eat meat & fish, a little fruit, nightshade free veggies (limiting cruciferous to 2 svg per day), and my primary fats are avocado and olives.  I do best when I have at least 2 svg of starchy carbs per day (usually breakfast and lunch) because of my thyroid.
    I’ve told my doctor, a few friends and my family that I will be doing this reset.  I’m looking forward to the accountability and support of this group!
     
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    berry straw got a reaction from ChristyJ in Who's starting 1/1?   
    I’ll join!  I’m Alison.  I did my first Whole30 in March 2017 after being diagnosed with Hashimotos.  I then moved on to a full-blown AIP diet which I have mostly followed since.  I’ve let some foods that aren’t great for me slip back in in the last 6 months and am eager for a reset.  I don’t need to plan much, because I generally eat this way, I just need to make a concerted effort to not grab nuts, sweets and “gluten-free” baked goods as easy go-tos.
    I’m married and homeschool my 3 kids.  No one follows the Whole 30, though I coerced my husband and oldest son to do one a little over a year ago.  My oldest son stays gluten, dairy and soy free at home, and my daughter is also gluten free.  I often eat differently than my family though... I just make up big batches of food for me and then mix and match at each meal.  
    My goals will be to follow the program, and up my walking mileage.  I expect to lose a few pounds, not feel gross because of dietary indiscretions, and be ready for a clean slate to reintroduce some foods I need a clear answer on (namely eggs and rice).  My Whole30 will be nightshade, egg (except a little homemade mayo), and nut free.  I eat meat & fish, a little fruit, nightshade free veggies (limiting cruciferous to 2 svg per day), and my primary fats are avocado and olives.  I do best when I have at least 2 svg of starchy carbs per day (usually breakfast and lunch) because of my thyroid.
    I’ve told my doctor, a few friends and my family that I will be doing this reset.  I’m looking forward to the accountability and support of this group!
     
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    berry straw reacted to GoJo09 in Minimizing explanations   
    "Alcohol has been making me feel pretty rubbish lately, so I'm cutting it out". Who can argue with that? (Also, why would they argue in the first place?? But as we all know, some people are jerks and have their own problems.) 
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    berry straw reacted to kirbz in Whole30-Approved, Freeze-Dried Meal   
    I found them!! The Whole30 approved, freeze-dried meals I remember seeing on the Whole30 Instagram story a while back and could never find again... 
    The brand is Elements and they have one approved backpacking meal today and two more coming in September. They are officially Whole30 approved! 
    So, here's the complete list of all freeze-dried backpacking meals I have found that are Whole30 compliant:
    Elements Broccoli Cinnamon Pork (https://www.getyourelements.com/shop/broccoli-cinnamon-pork/) Elements Dill Chicken Avocado (https://www.getyourelements.com/shop/dill-chicken-avocado/) Coming Soon Elements Coconut Mango Chicken (https://www.getyourelements.com/shop/coconut-mango-chicken/) Coming Soon  Paleo Meals to Go Mountain Beef Stew (https://wildzora.com/collections/all/products/paleo-meals-to-go-mountain-beef-stew-3-oz-pouch)  Heather's Choice Dark Chocolate Chili (https://www.heatherschoice.com/collections/entrees/products/chocolate-chili-1)  Elements is doing 20% off right now if you go to their website and want to order... :-) 
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    berry straw reacted to slc_melissa in Whole30 and Hashimotos   
    We'd need a lot more details about what/how much you're eating (as related to the template) in order to give any directed feedback. 
    But: Eat more.  Eat more fats especially.  Drink water.  Salt your food.  Check out the timeline: https://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/  It's not exact and not all people follow it at the same rate, but....it's funny at least.
    I have Hashimoto's, and this might be specific to me and have nothing to do with the autoimmune condition, but Whole30 helps me tremendously.  During Whole30:
    I need to eat cooked vegetables at breakfast.  There's a noticeable energy dip in the afternoon if I do not, even if I get plenty of calories.  (Note: not just carbs like fruit, vegetables.  Specifically cooked.  Raw does nothing for me.  Favorites are asparagus, zucchini, sweet potato, and arugula.  I try to have leftover roasted vegetables available in mornings for ease.)  If I do need an afternoon something, I eat something high fat, like olives, with some protein if I have it.
    Nuts destroy me.  Both digestion-wise (problems), hunger-wise (they make me hungrier), and energy-wise (see you later, energy).  
     
    Good luck.
     
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    berry straw got a reaction from ladyshanny in Too much starchy veg?   
    I wouldn't worry too much.  I have eaten Whole30 template style for over a year now and eat a portion of starchy veg at almost every meal.  I have thyroid issues and get moody and anxious VERY easily.  I decided early on that the way the extra starch made me feel (good) was worth the extra 5 pounds I might hang on to because of it   My primary ones are sweet potatoes, carrots and plantains.  I rotate in others as I get them: beets, parsnips, rutabaga, winter squash, etc.  I always have non-starchy veg on my plate too.  I try to limit my fruits (personal issue with sugar).
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    berry straw got a reaction from ladyshanny in Too much starchy veg?   
    I wouldn't worry too much.  I have eaten Whole30 template style for over a year now and eat a portion of starchy veg at almost every meal.  I have thyroid issues and get moody and anxious VERY easily.  I decided early on that the way the extra starch made me feel (good) was worth the extra 5 pounds I might hang on to because of it   My primary ones are sweet potatoes, carrots and plantains.  I rotate in others as I get them: beets, parsnips, rutabaga, winter squash, etc.  I always have non-starchy veg on my plate too.  I try to limit my fruits (personal issue with sugar).
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    berry straw got a reaction from Snposman in Alternative to dates as sweetener???   
    Raisins can work similarly to dates.
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    berry straw reacted to ladyshanny in What does "riding your own bike" mean to you?   
    No, there is no official line on how you choose to go forward. Melissa Hartwig wrote an entire book (Food Freedom Forever) to discuss these exact questions. The basic premise is that you do reintroductions and see how the foods affect you personally on all levels. Skin, digestion, emotions, mental health etc. Then you decide if those foods are ever worth it or sometimes worth it or always worth it. You create your own "plan" going forward that includes whatever you have decided to reincorporate as part of your regular life (rice for some, sugar in dressing for some, legumes for some people). THEN, when you come up against something that you have decided isn't always in your plan (wine, chocolate, gluten, whatever), you ask yourself IN THAT MOMENT and sometimes bite to bite, "Do I want this and is it worth it". "Worth it" is more than just skin/gut etc, it's also how you'll feel emotionally, does the item fit within your current goals, do you actually WANT the item and not just because it's there.  I won't fool with you, the Food Freedom (riding your own bike) part is hard. HARD HARD HARD learning experience where you will incorrectly answer the "is it worth it" question regularly because we all have to relearn how to manage ourselves around food. But then you self-assess and hopefully make a better decision next time.
    Get the book, it's well worth it.
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    berry straw got a reaction from ladyshanny in …”some” fruit   
    Fancy (backpacking?) way of saying trail mix.
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    berry straw got a reaction from ladyshanny in …”some” fruit   
    Fancy (backpacking?) way of saying trail mix.
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    berry straw got a reaction from kirkor in Metamucil Dr Orders   
    You could try Natural Calm (unflavored) magnesium supplement.  It might be just as effective.
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    berry straw got a reaction from kirkor in Metamucil Dr Orders   
    You could try Natural Calm (unflavored) magnesium supplement.  It might be just as effective.
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    berry straw got a reaction from sojurabbit in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Did your doctor check your thyroid?  If so, what tests?  I could not lose ANY weight earlier this year.  My thyroid numbers were "normal", but I felt like garbage and could not budge the pudge.   I went to an endocrinologist, got diagnosed with Hashimotos, had her adjust my meds until my TSH was at the LOW end of the range (where she said most women feel best).  I now follow the autoimmune protocol.  Once my meds were correct and I was eating Whole30 style, the weight melted off (and I eat a TON!)
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    berry straw got a reaction from sojurabbit in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Did your doctor check your thyroid?  If so, what tests?  I could not lose ANY weight earlier this year.  My thyroid numbers were "normal", but I felt like garbage and could not budge the pudge.   I went to an endocrinologist, got diagnosed with Hashimotos, had her adjust my meds until my TSH was at the LOW end of the range (where she said most women feel best).  I now follow the autoimmune protocol.  Once my meds were correct and I was eating Whole30 style, the weight melted off (and I eat a TON!)
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    berry straw got a reaction from sojurabbit in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Oh, and I could barely get out of bed with "normal" numbers, AND had to take a nap everyday. Hypothyroidism is a disaster for weight and energy.