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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 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 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 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 ShannonM816 in Legumes reintroduction   
    1) Yes -- many people specifically do peanuts and soy as separate from other legumes and have different reactions to them, though I suppose your reactions could even differ between navy beans and lima beans.
    2) Yes, it makes sense to redo that reintroduction with plain peanuts, or double check your peanut butter and if it has added stuff, see if you can find one without that stuff -- I know there are brands that are just peanuts and salt. 
    3) I'm not really sure. People's reactions can be very different, so it's possible that this is a normal reaction for you. If it doesn't go away in the next 24 hours or so, or if it gets worse, definitely talk to your doctor and make sure it's not something unrelated going on that just had really bad timing.
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    Fernsk reacted to TJHigh in Here goes!   
    All done! I finished gluten yesterday!  But I definitely have a cold/sore throat! I am at a loss to figure out if it’s an actual bug or a gluten reaction!  I can’t believe the timing, ugh.  For now, I’m going to assume it was gluten, since I have read it can cause the symptoms I have- namely, scratchy throat and stuffy sinuses. I don’t have a fever, which would’ve indicated bug. 
    At any rate, I’m done!  I made it through the full 30 days and then an additional 45 days of testing. So I’ve been at this about 75 days, and I really think that’s what I needed for this to all start feeling normal, and habit-like (I’m now a believer in the thought that it takes 66 days to establish a habit). I also lost an additional 5 lbs for a total of 14. I’m actually below my goal weight. 
    I think I have the key to my FFF! With some ideas for what additional, smaller tests I think I may need to refine things.  Here are my dos and donts for myself that I’ve figured out:
    Do:
    1. Do eat breakfast everyday. For me, it starts my metabolism and keeps me fat adapted. It’s ok to have some coffee first (maybe a half cup), if I still eat within an hour of waking.  For me, this can be a slightly smaller meal than they recommend when talking “template.”
    2. Do a lot of meal prep on weekends, or on telework days. Having a complete meal, frozen for later, is a great safety net. And when batch cooking lunches for the week, freeze a serving our two so you can eventually mix and match.
    3. Do plan ahead. I have lists about generally what I plan to eat weeks in advance! It gets more refined as reality approaches, but it’s a good way to start thinking of new recipes and identify any challenges coming up.
    4. Do eat seasonal fruit, but only about a serving a day, and only with a meal.
    5. Do add legumes back in! They seem to fuel me very well and are good for my mood/energy. (NOT SOY)
    6. Do maybe add back in dairy. Still ask the question, “is it worth it,” even though the answer can be a pretty low bar.
    7. Do generally follow the template and pay attention to if you still feel fat adapted vs sugar adapted. For that, check: mood/energy/cravings.
    Don’t:
    1. Don’t snack, especially after dinner.  Not great for my metabolism/staying fat adapted.
    2. Don’t skip a planned run day. I read a great article this week about running being about as effective as medication in fighting depression, and for me, I believe it. I’ve come to view my runs as a prescription, not an optional, “should I today?” activity.
    3. Don’t drink more that 3x a week, or more than 2-3 glasses a night. Never drink the day before a tough run. I now get monster hangovers, so that’s a terrible added benefit of this detox.
    4. Don’t eat soy in large quantities. My reintro test indicated it probably triggers some depression in me. Unclear in what quantity, but early reports aren’t good (I had some flavored nuts this week that ended up having soy that corresponded to a low mood, even though it was a very small amount.)
    5. Don’t have non-gluten grains- corn and rice, had a subtler effect but still weren’t great.  Probably just not the best fuel for me, generally. Avoid if possible unless a special dish comes up.
    6. Don’t have gluten grain for now either. I’ll shake this cold and maybe try again in a few weeks.
    7. Don’t weigh every day! It was good info during this reintro test, but I don’t want to be a slave to the scale. Slowly phase out and replace with better evidence (clothes fit, energy, etc.)
    8. (This is non-W30), Don’t read the news obsessively when bored at work. It’s just a bummer.
    So that’s it! I think this is a good template for me going forward.
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    Fernsk reacted to Chelsea Cooper in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Today is day 32 for me. I reintroduced alcohol yesterday in the form of Angostura bitters which I normally but in my club soda. It wasn’t the best day to reintroduce since I was already suffering from a migraine, I’m going to wait until I reintroduce everything else and see if that has any changes on that go around. Other than that this has been great, I’m not sure about the weight loss, but I’ve gone down at least one pants size and everything is toned up. I’ve had some skin issues the last week but I’m not sure if that’s from my regular lady hormones or the hormone rebalancing from eating. Legumes are next on my list. 
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    Fernsk reacted to ndelarosa in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Congrats everyone completing Whole30 and hopefully everyone had a good reintro for those who did!  I introduced beans which I had no issue with and had 1 packet of brown sugar in my coffee in the morning. That was my first thing and did get a little bloated. I have not weighed myself but did feel some pants a little looser. Although, my stomach is not flatter and my love handles are still existent. I just think at this point it's my medication, which I then may stop. There is no clean eating and exercise that has changed that and it makes me upset. Overall, this was such a good learning experience in terms of how to eat and what to eat that is healthy but not just make it grilled chicken and salad. I hope to continue but hopefully I can see my tummy go down a little bit.
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    Fernsk reacted to ShannonM68 in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    Yesterday was day 31 for me.  And of course I woke up sick, probably a cold.  My plan was to start the reintroduction with beans but then decided to wait to reintroduce until I feel better.   I did get on the scale.  I am down 5 pounds and as I said in a previous post my belly is flat and I have a waist again.  That my friends was worth it.  I am still feeling far more fatigued than I think is normal.  I may need to explore that further.  Since this has been a Lenten discipline I am thinking about how I plan to break the fast without messing up all of this work.  
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    Fernsk got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    And Day30 dawns...  tomorrow I will begin my reintroduction phase and I’m amazed at what a difference 30 days of not perfect healthy eating can make!  I refer to the 30 days as not perfect because I actually felt so good when I read in my Day by Day daily guide that there is no perfect Whole30.  That took the pressure off and kept me moving forward, making adjustments and learning as I listened to my body.  The word that I’ve used most in the past 30 days is “compliant “, my most used phrase is “it’s got sugar added” usually stated with an exasperated tone!  Tomorrow the scale and leash (couldn’t find a measuring tape) will tell their tale, however those results won’t define my Whole30 experience! I’m looking forward to reintroduction