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Everything posted by Jim4884

  1. Hey Emily! Weren't we in Dragonslayers together a couple of years back? Nice to read you again. You are correct, the rice bran oil is what makes barbacoa non-compliant. There is no soy in it. Hope all is well...
  2. Not rambling at all - and congratulations on completing a Whole 30! Let me preface my reply by emphasizing that I am NOT a moderator, but I have completed two Whole 30's, and have been maintaining food freedom at about 95% compliant for 3 years, and have certainly learned a lot about how food affects me. I am lucky in some regards, as I discovered that no food is going to cause me significant distress if eaten one time in moderation. However, the cumulative effect of switching my diet has been profoundly life changing in a positive way. In terms of reintroducing something you were
  3. Shannon stated it well, if you can go 4-5 hours between meals without going hungry, you're probably doing fine. I've been (mostly) Whole-30ing for 2.5 years and still not sure about the fats - my experience is that not enough tends to cause hunger more quickly, but you're not going to hurt yourself nutritionally if you're on the low side. Protein and veggies are the key things to be sure you're getting enough of. I'm lucky, I never get tired of eggs - but even as a 200+ pound male, I don't eat more than 2 eggs despite being able to easily hold 4 in my hand (big hands lol ) I do add breakfas
  4. The way I always think about it is, it's only 30 days! I can do almost anything for 30 days. Like several other people on this thread, I was a soda junkie, and I too had the NSV of kicking my soda habit. La Croix is pretty good, I do teas as well, but I honestly don't miss soda anymore. And if you had told me that prior to my first Whole 30, I would have laughed at you. Out loud. To your face Good luck!