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  1. Hi @Rachel Nicole Take advantage of nutritional yeast, too! I used to only use it for popcorn, but the taste has really grown on my, especially when I do like a 'taco bowl.'
  2. Wow! Thanks for the feedback--this is scary and yet, comforting to know somebody else has experienced it. He eats raw vegetables really minimally now--tomatoes okay, some greens, but otherwise, always cooked, and largely avoiding certain root vegetables. Also, never movie theater popcorn (which, ew, anyway). And obviously we are careful about cuts of meat and bite size... but it sure feels like it is sometimes totally unrelated, or we can't make the data points connect into a meaningful conclusion, and we are just guessing because of associating other bad reactions to food with the stricture
  3. It sure seems like you haven't quite grappled with whole problem of the scale--if you are exercising more, and your clothes fit better, and you feel better, it's likely that your body composition is changing. Your health and wellness isn't determined by that number because the number doesn't have any more information inside of it. Muscle weighs more than fat, bone density, water retention, hormones, and blah blah blah. (And frankly, how does that number measure happiness? Like, how?) But fundamentally, this isn't about losing weight in 30 days. It's a lifestyle change--not necessarily that you
  4. @heb2014 I don't know how you guys are doing now, but I and my partner experienced something similar,--he wasn't even doing the W30, but our together meals changed. It can be frustrating when one person's body reacts totally differently than another person's, but of course, that was the point of this whole thing for me, to figure out what makes you feel your best, and what's seldom worth making yourself feel crappy. It can be kind of disheartening to find it's a 'good for you' food. My husband turned out to have a digestive allergy to raw carrots, and then, when vegetables became a much more s
  5. Yessss. It's all in the sauce. For us, and I say us because how I eat has changed the way our household eats even though my partner didn't ever actually do the W30, the biggest change has been meals built without grain products. Our dinner rotation used to be basically pasta, nachos, curry or stirfry w/ rice, soup w/ bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, etc. And breakfast was toast, oatmeal, bagels, muffins, pancakes etc. I don't think I had a grain-free meal in my life before my W30 (3 years ago). Now, all of our together-meals are pretty classic W30 plates. (Though, obviously, my ow
  6. Does anybody (especially men, as it seems to be especially common in men) have experience with getting food stuck in their esophagus? As a chronic life issue? A number of men in my family have experienced this regularly, and I always dismissed it as not chewing their food, eating too much gristle off chicken bones, cutting steak too big, etc. But my husband had to have a bite of food removed from his esophagus last week, and the ENT told us the biopsy tissue results came back consistent with eosinophilic esophagitis, which as I understand essentially means chronic allergy to some food or food