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    sojurabbit reacted to racheleats in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    No one (not even your husband) can determine how much food is too much food for you. Only you can - that is the whole purpose of doing a whole30 and the reintroductions - I'm so glad you decided to keep doing that btw! - you'll come out with the perfect meal plan/diet for YOU. Eat a template composed meal until you are full and satisfied for 4-5 hours, and voila! That is enough food to fuel your body. Because that's what food is - fuel. If you don't fill your car up with enough gas, you won't get where you want to go. If you don't give your body enough food/fuel, you'll be tired, cranky hungry etc. and more likely to overeat or yo-yo back to a different diet plan.
    Another thing - trying to tweak the program to focus on weight loss can often have the opposite effect because you're undereating or getting too stressed about losing weight that your body actually holds on to weight. Try Googling Whole30 Weightloss to find the forum discussions on that topic - you're definitely not alone here, and you might get some more insight into how doing the program and reintro as written is best!
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    sojurabbit reacted to berry straw 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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    sojurabbit reacted to berry straw 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.
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    sojurabbit reacted to MeadowLily in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Sojurabbit, Whole 30 is about getting rid of moral judgments about food.  Good or bad, naughty or nice.
    My triggers are all artificial. They're not even real foods. They're highly engineered to be craved, purposefully made to sux the life right of everyone.  Things filled with HFCS and really artificial sweetners.  Worthless. Useless.
    Dieting books are virtual fountains of  useless information.  Part of my food addiction recovery homework was to toss all of them out.  I did that and I wanted to hang onto them for dear life. My husband did it when I wasn't looking.  Goners.
    It created a vacuum so that I could clean the slate and clear the decks.  Clearing my head out for creating new habits and a sustainable, consistent way of living that I can do each and every day.  Our mileage will always vary.  
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    sojurabbit reacted to SugarcubeOD in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Hey there - I wish I could say that yes, it probably just 'didn't work for you' but honestly, especially when we're in our late 30's, things can take longer to level out... There is nothing wrong with eating 3 nourishing meals a day and assuming you're not going wild on fruit and lara bars between meals or sneak eating mounds of nuts, your body will eventually sort itself out... I know this is not the answer you want, but you didn't gain the weight in 30 days and while some people do have drastic weightloss, those are outliers, not the norm... I would wholeheartedly suggest that you do the reintros and then find a food freedom plan that works for you (maybe it's mostly whole30 with the occassional sugar in ketchup... something like that is very common).  Keep fueling your body and honoring it, dont' jump to a weightloss diet... the reason those are multi-billion dollar industries is because they don't work... a 'diet' of calorie restriction does not work, is not sustainable, is not any sort of fun and is not honoring your body... You're free to exercise your adult free will but I really encourage you to consider the long game here...
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    sojurabbit reacted to MeadowLily in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    A self-induced Food Prison vs. Food Freedom Forever.  
    The absolute best part of Whole 30 and Food Freedom Forever, for me, is creating a sustainable positive food management plan that I can actually live with for the rest of my life.
    Don't throw anymore money in the toilet on another diet. 
    It dieting actually worked, it would only take one diet and one diet only to fix all of your problems with weight and food.  You would conduct one diet, swish your hands together and walk away. Cured, healed and happy.
    Dieting doesn't work that way. There is no such thing as one diet that can heal everyone for the rest of their life.  You have to create and find the foods that you like and can live with for the rest of your days. 
    The best of the best, is allowing yourself actual freedom to include every food you like in the quantities that work for you.  You create your own food thoughts, rules and recommendations. This is the launching pad and springboard that gives you permission to do that for yourself.  
    You know the way.  It is filled with gentle changes for the permanent WIN.  Your way. Have it your way, not  SPT's way or even Melissa's way but your way.  It's all fun, really, creating your way.
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    sojurabbit reacted to MeadowLily in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Without a Reintro Phase, that's missing out on the most important part of Whole 30.
    Whole 30 and Reintro are mates like salt and pepper.  I know, I know everyone wants the side effects of weight loss.  Follow through with Reintro and you won't regret it.
    As long as I've been here, I've yet to see one person come back and say I'm soooo happy I never bothered with a Reintro.  Those that do come back, regret that they did not strike while the griddle was hot and immediately follow through.
    We've watched them, try to conduct repeat Whole 30's without doing reintros and they end up walking away without one. They start over and over and disappear.
    Embrace the greater purpose of conducting a Whole 30.  I've not ever seen weight loss permanently fix or change a relationship with food.  Thoughtful decisions going forward will.
    A Whole 30 without a Reintro can come undone on Day 31. Eating all the things in one day. You don't want to do that and experience those consequences.  A belly ache and misery. Take it slow and follow through. I promise you, you'll be glad you did.
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    sojurabbit reacted to SugarcubeOD in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    The Whole30 is an elimination protocol designed to help each individual person learn how inflammatory foods affect them... the reintroductions are the step in which you take your healed and clean gut and put things in it to see how they react.  It would hardly be wasting time to determine this.  That said, some people when they come from a SAD way of eating DO lose weight.  We don't know your history, whether you have weight you need to lose or vanity pounds, whether you have existing medical conditions that may impact your body's desire to let go of weight over healing.  It's never a waste to eat whole foods in proper quantities 3 times a day to nourish and fuel your body... what seems like a waste is paying a company $500 (!!) for some sort of eating bootcamp... 
    I can't give you any info on the Bright Line Eating plan and we wouldn't host discussions of its worthiness on this forum... but do know that anyone/company that wants to charge you money for your health is NOT in it for your health!  Yes, there are books and resources available to purchase from Whole30 but the entire program is also available online for free and always will be... that stands for something!
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    sojurabbit reacted to SugarcubeOD in Failed Mayo 101   
    Mayo, mayo making, mayo fails and every other mayo topic has been discussed excessively on this forum.  Google is the best way to search and I put in 'whole30 mayo fail' and got dozens of threads.  I've merged your topic with a popular one to keep the forums tidy... if the info you need isn't on this one, take a look at some other mayo fail threads.