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    hotwheels reacted to KayB in Scared of overeating / the struggle of letting go of portioncontrol   
    Laura, Hotwheels and Lwolford, thank you so much for letting me feel like I'm not the only one going through this. Today I did some more shopping, just to get by till sunday. After all I have the luxury of having stores open within a 5 mile radius every day of the week. Might as well enjoy that luxery. As I wrote in my daily log I ate a lot yesterday so I'll learn to feel what being comfortably full is like before going into the search for the point where I get hungry. I need to get out of my diet-mindset...
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    hotwheels got a reaction from KayB in Scared of overeating / the struggle of letting go of portioncontrol   
    Sounds totally normal to me, I think it is hard to switch the way we think about portions. Sometimes, the whole30 meals I made seemed huge, and previously, I never would have felt so free to eat that much. But when it is all good protein, fat and veggies, you know you can eat it and still not feel gross afterwards.
    In the beginning, it can be challenging to find the right amount of food that keeps you satisfied for 4-5 hours. It took me a week or so of experimenting to know how much I needed. I realized for me, it was the fat I was missing if I got hungry after 3 hours. Plan on maybe having some hunger in between meal 1 and 2 and again between 2 and 3 and have some compliant options if you need them--you are not supposed to feel hungry. But be wary of snacking too much, even if it's compliant. I had a few nuts between lunch and dinner during my first week but after that I was fine and didn't have a snack after that unless it was a pre or post workout mini-meal (not considered a snack). 
    I go to the store 3-4 times a week because I like having fresh produce and lots of variety but if that's impossible, you could have some frozen veggies on hand in case you run out of fresh. You will eat a lot of veggies! Good luck!
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    hotwheels got a reaction from Snposman in Alternative to dates as sweetener???   
    Yikes! I have seen recipes that used figs or dates. You could try fruit juice for some recipes.
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    hotwheels got a reaction from turtledove in Unintentional cheating   
    I had a very similar experience with making a dinner dish for my kids. I was warming alfredo sauce and somehow a drop got on my finger as I was serving it, and I licked it! I realized immediately and spit it out. I say don't be too hard on yourself. Keep going!
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    hotwheels reacted to chichi in Here goes!   
    @hotwheels I really enjoy those monster salad bar places, especially now that I'm not worried about whether sunflower seeds are roasted in peanut oil, etc. It's totally worth the $15 bucks sometimes to have a giant slaw/salad bowl with 20 ingredients prepped by somebody else. (And yeah, no dishes!!)
    @TJHigh It's amazing how your body recovers after you've eaten without much sugar for ~40 days, I think you'll be right back off your sugar train when you go to your 2 days of W30 food.
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    hotwheels got a reaction from purplepadres in I only want to reintroduce wine! Is this ok?   
    I think this is a possibility, but it is so nice to have some while cooking! I planned my wine reintro with a fully compliant meal, and I had my first 1/2 glass of wine while cooking, and because I was already hungry (it was dinnertime after all), I don't think I ate any more than I usually would have, but even if I had, it was all compliant and I don't think a few more bites of veggies or protein would have been that bad, not like a bowl of chips and salsa or chicken tenders and fries. I think if you are careful and plan well, you can safely reintro wine if that suits you. But I also agree with the recommend doing a reinto of the other stuff too, because this is your chance to test with a clean slate.  
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    hotwheels got a reaction from purplepadres in I only want to reintroduce wine! Is this ok?   
    I am glad I'm not the only one in this boat. I had a half glass yesterday while making dinner and a glass with dinner. Luckily, there were 3 of us drinking and there was no more to be had because I am pretty sure I would have had more. I also noticed that it made me crave dessert, which I had not wanted for a few weeks, and I did not cave. Big eye opener for me. It was a nice evening, but I think I will go back to no alcohol for the next few weeks and do a normal reintroduction of other foods before I try alcohol again. Good luck to all of us on this journey!
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    hotwheels got a reaction from purplepadres in I only want to reintroduce wine! Is this ok?   
    I am glad I'm not the only one in this boat. I had a half glass yesterday while making dinner and a glass with dinner. Luckily, there were 3 of us drinking and there was no more to be had because I am pretty sure I would have had more. I also noticed that it made me crave dessert, which I had not wanted for a few weeks, and I did not cave. Big eye opener for me. It was a nice evening, but I think I will go back to no alcohol for the next few weeks and do a normal reintroduction of other foods before I try alcohol again. Good luck to all of us on this journey!
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    hotwheels got a reaction from purplepadres in I only want to reintroduce wine! Is this ok?   
    I am glad I'm not the only one in this boat. I had a half glass yesterday while making dinner and a glass with dinner. Luckily, there were 3 of us drinking and there was no more to be had because I am pretty sure I would have had more. I also noticed that it made me crave dessert, which I had not wanted for a few weeks, and I did not cave. Big eye opener for me. It was a nice evening, but I think I will go back to no alcohol for the next few weeks and do a normal reintroduction of other foods before I try alcohol again. Good luck to all of us on this journey!