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    praxisproject reacted to MTNan in SUGAR SWEET CRAVINGS   
    Make sure you're staying well hydrated, too. I've found that always making sure I have lots of cold water handy helps with the desire to put snack. I also find that if I have some flavoring in the water (lemon, cucumber, I even put apple cider vinegar in small amounts in my water) it helps distract a sugar craving since it's so refreshing. If you're like carbonated beverages, try la Croix.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Wendy Riley in ADHD success stories?   
    I know a few parents who have seen great ADHD results through removal of gluten, dairy and even preservative 282 (aka Calcium Propionate - often in bread products and flour, you will not be excited to find out it's used in manufacturing as a mould retardant, ugh  ).
    Preservative 282 is a fairly recent mainstream additive in Australia and gets quite a bit of coverage in the media here as at certain times, it was almost impossible to get bread or flour without it and for some people (including children), the reaction can be extreme. http://fedup.com.au/information/fin-campaigns/bread-preservative-research
    Also, SWYPO does not apply to kids
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    Technically compliant but not recommended: http://forum.whole30.com/topic/27477-sodium-erythorbate/
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    praxisproject reacted to britgirl in Anyone in the UK for 2 Jan start?   
    Hi guys! I'm a uk w30er too. Good to find you all! Started again on jan 2nd after a perfect Nov followed by a rubbish reintro thanks to antibiotic confusion (and falling headfirst into lattes and mince pies! You live and learn) 
    completely echo @JwUK in trying to make it all less on or off and just making more good choices more of the time. Hoping to do a by the book reintro this time and learn how to go forward to feel well. 
    First weekend approaches......good luck all
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Artemis22 in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    I quite like "no surprise food". It's actually pretty weird to eat random stuff because people offer it 
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    praxisproject reacted to NotSoHappyEater in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    I can agree with this, I need the structure of yes and no.  It prevents me from saying I can eat this now and make up for it later or exercise a bit longer.
     
    plus I look at it as a challenge, for someone like me who hates veggies 30 days is long and I can overcome.  
     
    Hey Jazmine, I got those carrots down and I must admit you never saw my kids laugh so hard at the faces I was making lol.
     
    My cruise in April will think me for this 30 days.
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    praxisproject reacted to Jazmin in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    Yes! During the programme it's much easier, because I feel like I have a tangible reason to say no. Though thinking about it, my relationship with food probably needs to change if I think my general health isn't a tangible reason to say no when off-plan!
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    That's one of the things I like about the structure of a Whole30 --- when on the plan, it's easier to say no on that stuff because it's just not an option.  Off plan, post-Whole30, it's more difficult because we allow ourselves to have those little debates: "I'll just have one" "I'll take a little piece" "I'll eat a smaller dinner to cancel it out" etc etc
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    praxisproject reacted to Artemis22 in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    Day four dawns dark and dreary here in the Northeast. I am looking for non scale victories to keep me going. My hands are less puffy and looking less like sausages. Compliant sausages of course.
    Have a good day everyone!
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    praxisproject reacted to NotSoHappyEater in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    lol, I'm a Dude to.
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    I'm a dude! 
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    praxisproject reacted to PaulaWala in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    I started January 1st.  Completed my First Whole 30 on November 24th....totally fell off the wagon.  Ate grains, sugar, you name it.  By the end of the holiday I felt like crap.  My boyfriend is supportive but not up for the "whole" 30 so he's going to do a "half" 30.  He can't give up creamer in his coffee or bread.  But he committed to no drinking alcohol and eating a Whole 30 compliant meal with me each night. 
    I have numerous autoimmune problems so I'm hoping for some relief again from the symptoms. 
    Good Luck everyone!!! It's Day 3 if you started on January 1, we'll be 10% by bedtime tonight.
     
     
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    praxisproject reacted to littleg in What's on YOUR plate? Whole 30 food photos!   
     (x2 servings) Orange Shrimp, Fried Cauliflower "Rice"
    Easy, peasy meal 1.  4 eggs, mayo, 1 pepper
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    praxisproject reacted to ShannonM816 in What's on YOUR plate? Whole 30 food photos!   
    For Whole30 purposes, nuts and seeds are a fat source, not a protein. So you've got fruit and fat. You definitely need vegetables and protein. If eggs are your only protein, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand, which is probably 3-4 -- or have an egg or two and some other protein, like sausage or whatever meat you have leftover.
    Fruit is something you should think of as a bonus -- have your protein, vegetables, and fat, and then add some fruit if you'd like. A bunch of fruit first thing in the morning is going to cause your blood sugar to spike, and then crash, leaving you hungry faster than a combo of protein, fat, and veggies.
    It can also be helpful to stop thinking in terms of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and think of meal 1, meal 2, and meal 3 -- all interchangeable. Anything that you'd eat for your last meal of the day will work just fine for your first meal of the day as well.
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    praxisproject reacted to guestdvp in Holiday Sugar Issues!   
    thanks for the support & ideas!!
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    praxisproject reacted to Nira81 in Holiday Sugar Issues!   
    I am not alone, then! (haha of course not!)  Why does stress make this sugar dragon so strong? 
    The holidays are thankfully over and I am reflecting on how ambiguity (How will these social scenes play out?  Is my checklist checked off?) and stress (social scenes! checklists!) lead to cravings.  Then my ability to brake for sugar become very weak.  In times of stress I have to be all-or-nothing to support myself, it seems.  In more calm seasons I think I can be like you, @mjcaron, and experience the food freedom of tasting a bit, having a serving here and there, then weaning off. 
    @ guestdvp, what I did this time was to turn to a little bit of fruit when the stress response led to a sugar craving.  I white-knuckled it a little bit (I feel you, JulieP757).  By Christmas Eve, ys later, (my issue was worst on the 21st when I first posted) I didn't feel the need for any desserts at all.  I was able to indulge at a party and then Christmas day, I had just an unsweetened cocktail and two chocolates.  I've been kind of white-knuckling it since, like you, JulieP757.
    My process this time: the taste of citrus is so uplifting and just sweet enough to be satisfying sometimes, so lots of lemon water helped me when I had a stress craving.  Then eating a little bit of fruit, helps me when I'm just feeling crazy for sugar.  I might fix a green salad and put fruit on it, and get more greens in with my sweet.  After a couple of days, I find I don't crave the fruit anymore and go back to using it mainly as a salad topping or side dish.  Having some protein works too.  I can't turn to fats such as nuts, they have no brakes for me on their own.  I really like the soup suggestion, @praxisproject. 
    I have to avoid the taste of sweet in the mornings and at lunch - it sets me up to crave sweet tastes all day.  This means very plain eating in the mornings and saving sweeter veggies and fruit for dinnertime. 
    For the mental side of it, I started repeating little mantras from It Starts With Food.  This seems to help.  Just the words "this food has no brakes" kind of snaps me into compliance.  I've got to revisit the book and pick out more favorites.  Also I have been thinking hard about the "tiger blood" feeling - that energized, clearheaded, invincible feeling that 10 days without sugar brings on.
     
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    praxisproject reacted to bec222 in Oral Allergy Syndrome   
    Hi...I have oral allergy syndrome with the same foods as LyndiJules...it's annoying; however, i either eat the items cooked or I eat just a little bit of the raw and then drink some water. It can be uncomfortable, but it's not serious. Also, I find that eating the fruits in season lessens the reaction. 
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    praxisproject reacted to cescaw in Compliant Chicken Broth   
    My local Costco now carries Pacific brand organic bone broth.  Ingredients are:  water, chicken, onion, carrot, celery, tomato, spices, rosemary extract, and cider vinegar.
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    praxisproject reacted to Jazmin in Anyone in the UK for 2 Jan start?   
    Just shows how important it is to prep! Great effort there  
    I'm doing my big prep now, (day 3 for me) as I had some vouchers for Aldi that I couldn't use until today...managed to get this lot for £50 so doing a huuuge prep of meat and some veg right now!
     
    also aldi's smoked salmon is compliant, which is good news  
    if anyone has seen any compliant chorizo in U.K. Supermarkets id be very grateful, as I have a few recipes that involve it that I'm dying to include in my w30! 
    I was shattered yesterday but feel better today after adding a bit more protein to breakfast, so I'll keep that up. Happy Tuesday everyone!


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    praxisproject reacted to drtracyb in Anyone in the UK for 2 Jan start?   
    Yes, I find the forum helpful.
    I survived day 2.  Well, approaching evening, my danger zone, but I should be ok.  Yesterday was the classic unexpected emergency that we prep for.  My husband bought bus tickets to go up to Heathrow last night, as his flight back for California was leaving this morning.  He got to the bus station only to find out that he bought tickets for the wrong day, and there were no seats available.  So the whole family had to jump in the car and drive him instead, three hours each way from Exeter, with an overnight hotel stay.  I grabbed the hard boiled eggs that I had made up the night before my whole30 started, and that was enough to keep me compliant until I could get back home today.  No "following the template", but no cheating, either.  When I got home this afternoon, I had my first meal of ground beef with roasted winter veggies, and a handful of almonds.
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    praxisproject reacted to Aimee B in Who's doing the #JanuaryWhole30?   
    I'm feeling the urge to share my Whole30 progress so far!
    Started with Day 1 yesterday and, admittedly, didn't do it in the best way. My fiance and I were out of town skiing so we started the day with a Lara Bar and almond butter for breakfast. By the time we were headed home we were both exhausted from skiing all morning and STARVING! Made it home and whipped up some eggs, bacon, and avocado for lunch. Still felt super grumpy and had a headache for the rest of the day.
    Finally dragged myself out of the apartment around 4:30pm and made it to the store for some prep items for the rest of the week. We have an older dog who isn't in great health so I make her boiled chicken and rice for food. By the time I came back from the store at 6ish it was time to whip up some dog food, an egg bake for breakfast for the week, and dinner. By time time we actually sat down for dinner I was seriously pooped and convinced I was getting sick. Made cauliflower "fried rice" for dinner with onions, carrots, sugar snap peas, scrambled eggs, shrimp, ginger, garlic, and coconut aminos. Sauteed the veggies in ghee and seasoned them at the end of cooking. Dinner was delicious but I was surprised how quickly I felt full and couldn't wait to get into bed.
    Started out Day 2 with a piece of egg bake (onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, Wellshire Smoked Chorizo Sausage (http://www.wellshirefarms.com/allergy-free-foods-database/Smoked-Chorizo-Sausage-06030), eggs, and a splash of coconut milk. So delicious just reheated in the microwave and spicy! Sliced up a pear with it and had a cup of coffee with unsweetened coconut milk.
    Feeling way better today than yesterday and looking forward to my lunch of leftover cauliflower rice, almonds, a banana, guac, and jicama sticks! Don't plan on eating all of that for lunch but made sure to bring enough food to work to last me to 5pm in case I get hungry. Took out ground beef to defrost for dinner and thinking about pairing it with some butternut squash!
    Get ready Day 2 for a swift kick in the bum!! Only worried about tomorrow when I'm working from home, it is supposed to snow all day, and I'll want to eat some mac and cheese or something totally non-compliant! Eeek! 
     
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Nira81 in Holiday Sugar Issues!   
    Some of this is establishing new sustainable ways of feeling good. If any type of sugar sends you on a 3 day bender, it might be something you need to avoid, it's a good reason to think about foods with no brakes, some things can be compliant or even healthy, but the way you interact with them might not be. If your blood sugar is quite sensitive, dried fruit (especially dates) and even fruit and some veggies can just be sugar dressed in fruit/veg clothing.
    Everyone is different and some of these things may not be forever. Over time our bodies heal and can be more tolerant of things, the reverse is true, when we're not feeling great, things can impact us a lot more. I used to have a lot of problems with dates, now I stick to only 1 max per day and I'm fine, but a while ago, even 1 was too many. The less I eat them, the less I miss them and the less I want them.
    This is my go-to comfort food, if I'm feeling under the weather or just having a food-grief moment, love this soup, made with chicken bone broth http://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/
    If someone had told me a few years ago I'd really enjoy zucchini soup, I'd have hit them in the face with a soup bowl (clearly I'm a much nicer person now lol but seriously, when you feel well, so many things are easier - and this soup is really good)
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    praxisproject got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Are you new here? Welcome!   
    Is this your first Whole30? This is what it's all about
    http://whole30.com/new/
    There are lots of PDF downloads to help you out
    http://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ including the fabulous Meal Planning Template
    Not sure what you can have? Whole30 Rules & Can I Have...
    You'll also find great info searching in the forum section Can I have...?
    http://forum.whole30.com/forum/6-can-i-have-___/
    Did you know there's Rules AND Recommendations?
    http://whole30.com/2015/01/rules-recommendations/
    It's early now, but bookmark the Timeline, it's really great http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/
    Really want to complete your Whole30, might want to read this now - Do I really have to start over?
    http://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/
    Welcome you've totally got this!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from KLOJEAN in SUGAR SWEET CRAVINGS   
    If you're a total snack monster right now, mini template meals are the way to go.
    What's a mini meal? It's where your ratios are just like a template meal, only your portion is snack sized.
    If you're really struggling, I'd avoid fruit in your mini meals, stick to protein, fat and veggies
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Nira81 in Holiday Sugar Issues!   
    Some of this is establishing new sustainable ways of feeling good. If any type of sugar sends you on a 3 day bender, it might be something you need to avoid, it's a good reason to think about foods with no brakes, some things can be compliant or even healthy, but the way you interact with them might not be. If your blood sugar is quite sensitive, dried fruit (especially dates) and even fruit and some veggies can just be sugar dressed in fruit/veg clothing.
    Everyone is different and some of these things may not be forever. Over time our bodies heal and can be more tolerant of things, the reverse is true, when we're not feeling great, things can impact us a lot more. I used to have a lot of problems with dates, now I stick to only 1 max per day and I'm fine, but a while ago, even 1 was too many. The less I eat them, the less I miss them and the less I want them.
    This is my go-to comfort food, if I'm feeling under the weather or just having a food-grief moment, love this soup, made with chicken bone broth http://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/
    If someone had told me a few years ago I'd really enjoy zucchini soup, I'd have hit them in the face with a soup bowl (clearly I'm a much nicer person now lol but seriously, when you feel well, so many things are easier - and this soup is really good)