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    Fernsk got a reaction from parisplage in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Thanks for finding this thread, it’s very relevant
    On Saturday I reintroduced legumes, I wasn’t expecting any reactions but...
    Breakfast included hummus for chickpeas ... happily I enjoyed the taste and had no adverse reactions 
    Lunch included Kraft peanut butter (my regular) it didn’t taste great  ... omg ... stomach cramps & diarrhea within a half hour followed by muscle pain in my right shoulder radiating up into my neck.
    Dinner included peas ... they were okay taste wise but nothing special... within a half hour I had some mild stomach cramps followed by the muscle pain again and then a brief headache... 3 hours later I was snacking on potato chips ..
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    Fernsk reacted to whydidIdothistomyself in Forgive Me Forum, For I Have Sinned.   
    Forgive me Forum, for I have sinned. In the name of the hard-boiled eggs, and of the broccoli, and of the seltzer. My last confession was . . . ok, this is my first confession.
    This is my first Whole30 and I am 6 days in. I don’t know how to bring this up tactfully, but I am fraught with sinful thoughts. There’s this – there’s this thing.
    I am weak. I am jealous. I am lustful.
    I knew a day, not so long ago, where I could turn to a special somebody in times of celebration, in times of sorrow, and in the minutia of everyday life, but I had to turn him away. Some relationships are too passionate to ever be tamed. Even though I don’t come home to him saying hi to me from our dining room table, I feel like I can still hear him calling my name.
    It’s not that I don’t love him anymore. Our lives, our love is inextricably bound.
    While I haven’t called him since starting Whole30, I think about him when I pull the covers up over my shoulders when I first wake up. I think about him when I’m furiously writing down last-minute notes before my Contracts class. I think about him when I’m pressing the lock button on my car keys when I can’t remember which floor of the parking garage I parked on.
    I made a resolute promise to myself and to my friends that I wouldn’t even look him in the eye during this whole process, much less touch him. With each passing minute, I can see the embers getting closer to catching the wind and starting a wildfire, a fire beyond anyone’s control. The closer the sun gets to the horizon, the closer I can feel myself lunging to him.
    How can I not think of him?
    He is smooth.
    He is robust.
    He is creamy.
    He is in the deli counter at Kroger.
    He’s goat cheese.
    I love you, goat cheese. I can’t be with you now, but in 24 days, we’ll be together again! I love our love, I don’t care what anyone says!
    These are my impure thoughts.
    I am sorry for these and all the sins of my past life
     
    We give thanks to the Forum for She is good. For Her mercy endures forever.
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    Fernsk reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    @Fernsk there's no hard and fast rule, so just whatever makes sense to you, I guess. Think about how you'd use these things in a typical meal -- if you're having bread, and you'd mostly just want a piece or two at the end of the meal to sop up the last bit of sauces on a plate, you might just have slightly less of everything  so you wouldn't be too stuffed to have the bread. If you serve something over rice, even though rice is not a vegetable, for the average person, it's kind of taking the place of vegetables, so instead of having your food over cauli rice or over a potato, you have it over rice. Just try to eat these things the way you normally would want to have them and do the best you can to build your meal around that.
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    Fernsk reacted to Physibeth in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    Yes that is correct. Just to further clarify on day 4 legumes is the only non-Whole30 item you have. On day 7 alcohol is the only non-Whole30 item you have. In other words you don't have dairy (or legumes or alcohol) again (even if you are fine with it) until all your reintroductions are complete.
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    Fernsk reacted to MeadowLily in Faith, Fasting and Whole 30   
    Wise woman.  The price of wisdom is above rubies.
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    Fernsk reacted to Kmlynne in Faith, Fasting and Whole 30   
     
    If one looks at the calendar, the season of Lent comes to 46 days.  You are correct in that Sundays traditionally do not count.  Lent also does not go until Easter, it finishes on Holy Thursday.  Traditionally, Lent was a 40 day fast.  Fasting is not completely abstaining from food.  It is an abstinence of meat.  Also, three meals are allowed, but the first two meals should be small and not equal in size the third meal.  Traditionally, every Friday throughout the year was a day of abstinence.  US Bishops changed that, allowing for regular meals on Fridays, which in turn changed Lent from being an obligatory 40 day fast, to fasting (or abstaining) on Ash Wednesday and Fridays  (These Fridays never ceased to be a day of penance and self-denial, and abstaining from meat, because it was on a Friday that our Lord died for our sins).  US Catholics are encouraged to voluntarily make the entire Lenten season a period of special penitential observance.
     
    This all being said, Lent is not about food.  Pope Francis himself asked us to reconsideer the heart of this activity this Lenten season.  "Fasting must never become superficial".  He quoted John Chrysostom, saying, "No act of virture can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others.  So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great."
     
    "But this isn't to downplay the role of sacrifice during the Lenten season.  Lent is a good time for penance and self-denial.  But once again, Francis reminds us that these activities must truly enrich others:  'I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt'." -Time Magazine
     
    Please dont think that any of us that have responded do not want you to do this W30.  I think that we are all asking you to examine the reason for doing the w30 at this particular time.  
    Are you doing it as a form of sacrifice?  That is not what the whole 30 is about.  It is not a sacrifice, a fast, a diet.  
    Are you using this time frame to help you focus?  It may help you focus.
     
    Sundays in Lent are not days of fasting, or abstaining.  However, if you are following the w30, Sundays can still be a day of "glorious rejoicing in the LORD".  Have your coffee with a little coconut cream (to make it compliant).  Have a big roast, or that burger (sans bread) if that is what you have been missing.  Make all three meals overflowing the plate if that is what you desire.  But stay compliant!  After all, Having wine "joyfully and with thanksgiving" can mean so much more if you wait an entire 40 days to have it!
     
    A whole 30 does not have to be for just thirty days.  Many people on the forum do w28s, w40s, w90s - even w360s.  It is up to you to determine how long you are planning to do this journey.  However, if you throw in a "day that doesn't count" every week, you are not doing a whole thirty.  You are not using this program for what it is intended.  Which is fine, if that is what you want to do.  However, think about what Lent is all about.  Will "not counting Sundays" hurt someone else who is just finding this topic and who doesnt' understand what w30 is about?  
     
    If you truly want to follow w30, with the exception of Sundays, PLEASE DO!  I would suggest, however, that you blog in the "post w30" section instead.  
     
    Best of luck to you on your journey - and I hope you find what you are seeking this Lenten season.
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    Fernsk reacted to ladyshanny in Whole 30/Reintroduction Success but quick downfall!   
    Make your own rules? Instead of having done reintroductions and then just drifting, make rules for yourself that address some of your problem areas. For instance: I do not eat sugar/drink alcohol alone. I don't drink the night before if I have gym in the morning. If I feel like I've gone out of control, I sit myself down and assess what happened so I get a better understanding of what goes on with me. 
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    Fernsk reacted to Allis in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    R1D31... I reluctantly checked my weight this morning. I’ve lost 18 lbs!!! Feeling so good. Introducing Legumes today. Had Peanut butter with my apple this morning. So far so good. 
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    Fernsk got a reaction from ShannonM68 in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Today I continued my reintroduction R1D34 non-gluten grains.  I should say that I spent the 2 days since my reintroduction of legumes following Whole30 in principle... Sunday was a very difficult day for me... I had little appetite, I was alarmed that my fasting blood sugar reading was up to 7.8 and I grazed on compliant foods throughout the day.  Yesterday morning my fasting reading was 7.3 and I got mad at myself ...  I made myself eat 3 template based meals, I went for a swim and I prepped for today’s meals. Today I was rewarded with a fasting blood sugar reading of 5.8.
    What did I learn from my reintroduction of legumes?
    1.  Eat each item in its purest state so that you know what causes any reaction (case in point was my negative reaction to peanut butter from peanuts or additives in the peanut butter)
    2.  Plan the day so that meals are spaced at least 4 hours apart 5 is better... especially important for me to properly test before meal and after meal blood sugars.
    3.  Plan meals around foods that you’ve eaten during the Whole30 so the only new food is the food that you are testing.
    So on to my day:
    breakfast:  a savoury quinoa dish with some spinach, asparagus and scallions topped with a soft poached egg & a sausage ... the quinoa basically replaced my usual potato for breakfast....  I experienced a bit of bloating that passed within an hour.
    Lunch was basmati rice served with a Thai curry and cashews... gurgling tummy while eating and about 2 1/2 hours after I ate I had a few gentle burps.
    dinner chili with kernel corn added... oh oh corn is apparently a food without brakes for me... other than that no bad moments
    Results: I won’t worry if non gluten grains are included in a meal at a restaurant or when I’m out for a meal and something to be included occasionally in my own menu ... I will watch the corn situation!
     
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    Fernsk got a reaction from ShannonM68 in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Today I continued my reintroduction R1D34 non-gluten grains.  I should say that I spent the 2 days since my reintroduction of legumes following Whole30 in principle... Sunday was a very difficult day for me... I had little appetite, I was alarmed that my fasting blood sugar reading was up to 7.8 and I grazed on compliant foods throughout the day.  Yesterday morning my fasting reading was 7.3 and I got mad at myself ...  I made myself eat 3 template based meals, I went for a swim and I prepped for today’s meals. Today I was rewarded with a fasting blood sugar reading of 5.8.
    What did I learn from my reintroduction of legumes?
    1.  Eat each item in its purest state so that you know what causes any reaction (case in point was my negative reaction to peanut butter from peanuts or additives in the peanut butter)
    2.  Plan the day so that meals are spaced at least 4 hours apart 5 is better... especially important for me to properly test before meal and after meal blood sugars.
    3.  Plan meals around foods that you’ve eaten during the Whole30 so the only new food is the food that you are testing.
    So on to my day:
    breakfast:  a savoury quinoa dish with some spinach, asparagus and scallions topped with a soft poached egg & a sausage ... the quinoa basically replaced my usual potato for breakfast....  I experienced a bit of bloating that passed within an hour.
    Lunch was basmati rice served with a Thai curry and cashews... gurgling tummy while eating and about 2 1/2 hours after I ate I had a few gentle burps.
    dinner chili with kernel corn added... oh oh corn is apparently a food without brakes for me... other than that no bad moments
    Results: I won’t worry if non gluten grains are included in a meal at a restaurant or when I’m out for a meal and something to be included occasionally in my own menu ... I will watch the corn situation!
     
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    Fernsk got a reaction from ShannonM68 in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Today I continued my reintroduction R1D34 non-gluten grains.  I should say that I spent the 2 days since my reintroduction of legumes following Whole30 in principle... Sunday was a very difficult day for me... I had little appetite, I was alarmed that my fasting blood sugar reading was up to 7.8 and I grazed on compliant foods throughout the day.  Yesterday morning my fasting reading was 7.3 and I got mad at myself ...  I made myself eat 3 template based meals, I went for a swim and I prepped for today’s meals. Today I was rewarded with a fasting blood sugar reading of 5.8.
    What did I learn from my reintroduction of legumes?
    1.  Eat each item in its purest state so that you know what causes any reaction (case in point was my negative reaction to peanut butter from peanuts or additives in the peanut butter)
    2.  Plan the day so that meals are spaced at least 4 hours apart 5 is better... especially important for me to properly test before meal and after meal blood sugars.
    3.  Plan meals around foods that you’ve eaten during the Whole30 so the only new food is the food that you are testing.
    So on to my day:
    breakfast:  a savoury quinoa dish with some spinach, asparagus and scallions topped with a soft poached egg & a sausage ... the quinoa basically replaced my usual potato for breakfast....  I experienced a bit of bloating that passed within an hour.
    Lunch was basmati rice served with a Thai curry and cashews... gurgling tummy while eating and about 2 1/2 hours after I ate I had a few gentle burps.
    dinner chili with kernel corn added... oh oh corn is apparently a food without brakes for me... other than that no bad moments
    Results: I won’t worry if non gluten grains are included in a meal at a restaurant or when I’m out for a meal and something to be included occasionally in my own menu ... I will watch the corn situation!
     
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    Fernsk got a reaction from NalaPlus3 in What's your "too spicy!!!" solution?   
    I learned several years ago when I was taking east Indian cooking lessons that when I overspiced the dish (cutting the recipe in half but forgetting to cut the spices in half) that if I put it into the freezer when it was defrosted some of the heat would’ve dissipated. It happened just the other night when I made a Thai curry and got a little carried away. I put everything in the freezer in individual servings  and last night was able to enjoy one of the servings without needing some sort of a fire extinguisher for my mouth.
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    Fernsk reacted to Allis in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Haven't checked-in in a while... I am 2 whole days away from reaching W30! I have stayed 100% compliant the whole time. I am stoked! I have energy again and it feels wonderful... I am having some anxiety about reintroducing foods. I'm finding it difficult to come up with a plan, because of the anxiety... Any suggestions? I know that I will be staying, most of the time, Paleo and I will be avoiding any refined sugars (I have found in my W30 journey that I was addicted to sugar, BIG TIME, and need to avoid it). I'm feeling so good and do not want to go through through that again. 
    NSV? My son and husband were over-the-moon that I bought them Doritos and buns to go with their dinner last night, .  The victory for me was not just taking a leap and allowing that food back into the house, it was the fact that I had absolutely no desire to "eat just one"; on the contrary, I couldn't stand the smell of them! This made me feel so good and just reaffirmed all my hard work. Another NSV, my clothes are fitting so much better.
    I had a doctor's appointment a couple weeks ago. He was very encouraging about W30. He asked me to get some blood work done and follow-up with him. My appointment is next week and can't wait to see what my labs look like compared to a year ago. Hoping to eventually be taken off some medications, that no 36 y/o should be on.
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    Fernsk reacted to pibbylotter in Intolerance or Shock?   
    Hey there, 
    I am wondering how much of the reintro is just your body in shock of a food group it hasn't had in a while? For example, I had minor reactions to soy/legumes and non-gluten grains, but had pretty severe diarrhea and intestinal cramping from dairy and gluten. I tried gluten again the following days after day 10 of reintro and didn't have a reaction to whole grain bread or a mini muffin. To my understanding, this is also a lot of spectators' objection to this program. So how do I know if this is shock or if I really should never eat dairy again (my worst reaction)? 
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    Fernsk reacted to Chelsea Cooper in Intolerance or Shock?   
    What type of dairy did you reintroduce? I’m allergic to the protein in dairy, so whey is definitely out (my throat gets itchy and feels like it’s closing and I immediately throw up) but I can have butter without any problems. Hard cheese and Greek yogurt doesn’t really affect me but Ice cream and regular yogurt does. So a lot of it is what you eat unfortunately; trial and error. Personally, unless it’s really worth it, I skip dairy for a host of other side effects that are common in people who aren’t allergic. 
    Did you eat the same thing when you reintroduced gluten to make sure it wasn’t a shock to the system? 
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    Fernsk got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Yesterday was R1D31 for me & I started the reintroduction phase of Whole30, I’m super excited and scared at the same time.
     Before I get into my results from my first food reintroduction, I need to confirm what Improvements I achieved while following Whole30.  In addition to my lack of GERD symptoms & leg cramps, I saw a drop in my blood pressure  and drastically improved blood pressure blood sugar readings.  I weighed yesterday and have lost 10.8 pounds and approximately 5 inches off of my bust, waist and hips (I don’t know the exact number because I couldn’t find a measuring tape at the beginning of the whole 30 instead I used my cat’s leash).  
    My first reintroduction food group was legumes so:
    At breakfast, I included hummus with snap peas (I loved the taste and only experienced a slight twinge in my stomach).  I enjoy hummus and chickpeas in general (especially curry) so would like to include them as a weekly vegetarian meal option in the future.  The hummus that I bought for the reintroduction test listed soybean oil in the ingredients which may have been the cause of the slight stomach twinge..  I would make my own in the future.
    Lunch included a serving of peanut butter (it didn’t taste as I remembered and within 30 minutes, I was writhing with stomach cramps and had diarrhea.  This passed within a half hour but then I experienced some sharp muscle pain at the top of my right shoulder that radiated into my neck.  Needless to say I shan’t eat my old peanut butter again.  After I complete the Fast Track, I will introduce peanuts again without the additives.
    dinner included peas which I enjoyed but... the muscle pain returned followed by a brief headache.  I was also really hungry within a few hours of eating and started snacking...I will have to eat these in moderation if at all.  I may also try yellow split peas later because split pea soup is a favourite vegetarian meal.
    Snacking on potato chips led to leg cramps after I went to bed.  The chips were a food without brakes for me and thus will likely only be consumed in moderation when out.  Dang one of my favourite things to eat but obviously one that is not good for me.
    good luck everyone when you start your reintroduction phase,
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    Fernsk got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Yesterday was R1D31 for me & I started the reintroduction phase of Whole30, I’m super excited and scared at the same time.
     Before I get into my results from my first food reintroduction, I need to confirm what Improvements I achieved while following Whole30.  In addition to my lack of GERD symptoms & leg cramps, I saw a drop in my blood pressure  and drastically improved blood pressure blood sugar readings.  I weighed yesterday and have lost 10.8 pounds and approximately 5 inches off of my bust, waist and hips (I don’t know the exact number because I couldn’t find a measuring tape at the beginning of the whole 30 instead I used my cat’s leash).  
    My first reintroduction food group was legumes so:
    At breakfast, I included hummus with snap peas (I loved the taste and only experienced a slight twinge in my stomach).  I enjoy hummus and chickpeas in general (especially curry) so would like to include them as a weekly vegetarian meal option in the future.  The hummus that I bought for the reintroduction test listed soybean oil in the ingredients which may have been the cause of the slight stomach twinge..  I would make my own in the future.
    Lunch included a serving of peanut butter (it didn’t taste as I remembered and within 30 minutes, I was writhing with stomach cramps and had diarrhea.  This passed within a half hour but then I experienced some sharp muscle pain at the top of my right shoulder that radiated into my neck.  Needless to say I shan’t eat my old peanut butter again.  After I complete the Fast Track, I will introduce peanuts again without the additives.
    dinner included peas which I enjoyed but... the muscle pain returned followed by a brief headache.  I was also really hungry within a few hours of eating and started snacking...I will have to eat these in moderation if at all.  I may also try yellow split peas later because split pea soup is a favourite vegetarian meal.
    Snacking on potato chips led to leg cramps after I went to bed.  The chips were a food without brakes for me and thus will likely only be consumed in moderation when out.  Dang one of my favourite things to eat but obviously one that is not good for me.
    good luck everyone when you start your reintroduction phase,
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    Fernsk reacted to laura_juggles in Scared of overeating / the struggle of letting go of portioncontrol   
    You're not letting go of portion control. You're just shifting your frame of reference. 
    If you're worried about buying produce and you are able to get to a market more than once per week, buy a little less than you think you need and make a second trip to round out whatever you're needing later in the week. 
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    Fernsk reacted to ShannonM816 in Day 25, but I have been eating foods sabotaging my Whole30. Should I start over?   
    First, don't feel guilty. These kinds of changes can be very difficult. 
    Should you start over? Well, that really depends on you. Here's what I would do, at least for the last few days of your Whole30. At that point, decide whether to keep going or not. As long as you haven't eaten anything that isn't allowed, you can do reintroductions if you want to, or you can keep going for as long as you want to.
    First, make sure your meals are big enough that you're easily going 4-5 hours between meals. This may be more food than you're used to eating, but you're going to cut out between-meal snacks, so that's okay. It's so much easier not to eat between meals when you know you're not really hungry.
    Second, think about getting all the nuts out of your kitchen if you can't resist them. This isn't necessarily permanent, but for now, look at the things you have around that are easy to snack on, that you reach for even if you're not hungry, and make it hard to get them, which usually involves keeping them out of the house. If you really, really need them for recipes, buy only as much as you need for recipes you'll be making in the near future, and keep them someplace hard to get to -- top shelf of a cabinet where you have to go get a stepladder to get to them, for instance.
    Third, think of things you can do when you have an urge to go into the kitchen and get food during times you know you're not hungry. (If you're not sure if you're hungry or not, think about whether you'd eat something bland and boring, like plain steamed fish and broccoli. If you would, you're really hungry -- grab some leftovers or an egg or a handful of olives to eat. If you wouldn't eat that, you're probably not really hungry. Drink some water, and walk away from the kitchen.) Things you can do instead of eat include things like journaling, meditating, going for a walk, calling a friend to chat, reading  a book, working on a hobby, doing some exercise, cleaning something -- come up with a list of things that you can do that will keep your hands and brain busy for a bit until the feeling of wanting to eat passes. When you want to eat but know it's just boredom or habit, not hunger, pick something off the list to do instead.
    Finally, this is all a process. It takes time, and sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may realize you're eating out of boredom or because you're stressed or whatever. That's okay, just figure out why it happened, make a plan to help it not happen again, and keep going. 
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    Fernsk reacted to Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Hello so here are my stats: lost 9 pounds and about 1.5 inches around thighs, buttocks and 2 inches around the waist.
    Reintro has been successful. I started with diary - yoghurt and cottage cheese. No side effects, feeling great! I did reintros after my first two W30s so I know that yeast is a no, no for me and of course sugar - so I am just bringing back my favorites one day at a time, keeping yeast and sugar out!
    I hope everyone is doing well. 
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    Fernsk got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Yesterday was R1D31 for me & I started the reintroduction phase of Whole30, I’m super excited and scared at the same time.
     Before I get into my results from my first food reintroduction, I need to confirm what Improvements I achieved while following Whole30.  In addition to my lack of GERD symptoms & leg cramps, I saw a drop in my blood pressure  and drastically improved blood pressure blood sugar readings.  I weighed yesterday and have lost 10.8 pounds and approximately 5 inches off of my bust, waist and hips (I don’t know the exact number because I couldn’t find a measuring tape at the beginning of the whole 30 instead I used my cat’s leash).  
    My first reintroduction food group was legumes so:
    At breakfast, I included hummus with snap peas (I loved the taste and only experienced a slight twinge in my stomach).  I enjoy hummus and chickpeas in general (especially curry) so would like to include them as a weekly vegetarian meal option in the future.  The hummus that I bought for the reintroduction test listed soybean oil in the ingredients which may have been the cause of the slight stomach twinge..  I would make my own in the future.
    Lunch included a serving of peanut butter (it didn’t taste as I remembered and within 30 minutes, I was writhing with stomach cramps and had diarrhea.  This passed within a half hour but then I experienced some sharp muscle pain at the top of my right shoulder that radiated into my neck.  Needless to say I shan’t eat my old peanut butter again.  After I complete the Fast Track, I will introduce peanuts again without the additives.
    dinner included peas which I enjoyed but... the muscle pain returned followed by a brief headache.  I was also really hungry within a few hours of eating and started snacking...I will have to eat these in moderation if at all.  I may also try yellow split peas later because split pea soup is a favourite vegetarian meal.
    Snacking on potato chips led to leg cramps after I went to bed.  The chips were a food without brakes for me and thus will likely only be consumed in moderation when out.  Dang one of my favourite things to eat but obviously one that is not good for me.
    good luck everyone when you start your reintroduction phase,
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    Fernsk reacted to Gadgetgurl in Gadge's Whole Lent   
    Day 1. FBG=149
     
    I don't know how my sugar went down, since I had pancakes and beer and all manner of things on Mardi Gras, but I will take it. Its the only thing I am tracking, because I am T2D so I have no choice.  Today I feel tired, and achy, and a little crabby, and foggy. My GI tract is not happy. My heart rate was up this morning, I am bloated, my skin is dry and blotchy, and my blood pressure was a little high yesterday, so I expect it isn't great today, but I won't track it just yet.
    Basically, I am a wreck. I am so happy to be on the Whole30. Here is my Ash Wednesday semi-fasting menu:
     B; veggie frittata, green tea.
    L: Green Salad w/dressing, salmon/mayo combo.
    D: More fish, avocado, sauteed veggies. Maybe a little bit of sweet potato and ghee, if I can.
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    Fernsk got a reaction from TJHigh in Legumes reintroduction   
    R1D31 from my Lenten Whole30 and I started the reintroduction with legumes:
    hummus included with breakfast... didn’t have any negative effects YES!  I miss hummus and chickpeas in general
    peanut butter (Kraft Crunchy my regular) included with lunch...  oh oh... within 30 minutes severe  diarrhoea, stomach cramps and a strange reaction (to me anyway) of intense muscle pain in my right upper shoulder radiating up into my neck to behind my ear.  Not pleasant definitely not worth it!
    peas included with dinner... within 30 minutes some stomach twinges, return of the shoulder/neck pain, a brief headache and 3 hours after eating, I was ravenous and started snacking without control!
    I have a couple of questions...
    1.  Is it possible to not have a reaction to a specific legume while having various levels of reactions to others?  
    After the reintroduction phase, I would definitely like to include chickpeas as a part of my weekly meals as a vegetarian alternative.
    2.  Would it be wise to do a redo reintroduction of plain peanuts to make sure it wasn’t the added ingredients that cause my reactions?
    i would do this as a slow roll following the fast track outline.
    3. Is the muscle pain reaction normal?
     
    Thanks for any insights 
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    Fernsk reacted to lwolford in What worked for me   
    Hi! This is so cool to read, as I am on Day 5 of my first W30! I have always eaten pretty close to the guidelines, so it hasn't felt incredibly hard for me to transition. I adore condiments and chocolate, so I admit I've been missing those, but know the greater goal is more impt than a dessert
     
    Thank you so much for posting such detailed insights! Really helps with navigating this plan and I'll continue to come back to your post throughout my W30. Let me know how the full reintro goes!
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    Fernsk reacted to TJHigh in What worked for me   
    Still here, and I’ve got even more tips as I approach the end of Reintroduction. Like before, I’m starting this post a little early since I still have a week to go, but I want to get some of this down.  
    7.  I’ll probably never do another Whole30 again.  Seems counterintuitive, right? After I posted about all the good stuff and what I’ve learned/how it helped. But that’s the thing, I think if you do it right- and that includes reintros- you don’t have to do it again.  As I mentioned, this was my third Whole 30 and the others I’d skimped on reintro and working on my FFF, but this time that was my ultimate goal.  The first thing I noticed on the Whole30 was that my Tigers Blood came quick. Like, within the first week. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’d started the “pre-Whole 30ing” and I shifted into fat adaption very quickly.  But this made me realize something important- in the future, I don’t have to do the full 30 days to get to the W30 benefits. Next time, when I need a reset, I know I can do a W7 or a W14 and that’ll likely be all I need.
    The most important thing now is to take everything I’ve learned during my W30 and make it part of my FFF so now I can practice that. I see people on the forums who are so thrilled and excited about how their W30 went that they start talking about/planning another W30 within days. That’s not the way to go for me. For me, success looks like never having to do a W30 again.  A good example why- I reintroduced legumes this week, and not only did I not have a bad reaction- I had a great reaction. I felt great for those three days- all the signs of Tigers Blood- high energy, great mood, no cravings.  I tend to think the legume category is a pretty healthy class of foods (as opposed to say, sugar, obv), so if I can add that food back in along with the associated variety of nutrients it brings, I want to do that. I don’t want to eliminate those anymore just for the sake of saying, “I’m doing a Whole 30” now that I know from my personal experiment that they work well for me.
    I’m sure I’ll have a few more observations as I finish up my last week plus (here comes dairy and gluten!), but that’s pretty much my big one- you need to do reintroduction right, but if you do, you should never have to do another W30 again (and for me, that’s success.)