ALM Grandma

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  1. Come along for the Lent whole 30 reintroduction starting this Easter 2019. I am determined to have a very pure reintroduction to learn what my body can really handle to strive towards BFF! I am not reintroducing alcohol this time to keep my Sugar Dragon calm.
  2. Ladyshanny, thank you for this note. This is my 2nd reintroduction, the first I did as Fast, starting with non gluten alcohol. Sugar dragon won and I learned almost nothing. This time I started with fast roll out minus alcohol, soybeans and oils outside of whole 30 compliant ones. Now starting slow roll with my suspicions only tested when absolutely necessary and very very worth it. So I'm all in for a modified w30!
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    Testing Canola oil

    Accidently exposed to canola oil, gluten and soybean at hubbies birthday dinner out - fairly severe digestive distress. Took an extra day, 3 instead of 2, to calm my gut! How do u test Canola oil separately without buying a bottle of canola?
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    Testing Canola oil

    Thanks Grace A. I was exposed at a restaurant after calling ahead to confirm I could be whole 30 compliant there. My digestive distress was fairly severe and came on fast so I am thinking I need to test it out. Canola seems to have a high prevalence for use in restaurants as the healthy option oil (clearly Canadian researches that invented the process did an outstanding marketing job).
  5. Accidently exposed to canola oil, gluten and soybean at hubbies birthday dinner out - fairly severe digestive distress. Took an extra day, 3 instead of 2, to calm my gut! How do u test Canola oil separately without buying a bottle of canola?
  6. Ok since no one else is here I'm going to try and emulate Jim4884 with insights into my 2nd reintroduction. Accidently exposed to canola oil, gluten and soy oil at hubbies birthday dinner out - fairly severe digestive distress. Took an extra day, 3 instead of 2, to calm my gut! Will test separately to see which was the culprit. Legumes: highly suspicious of Soy so have not reintroduced it with other legumes, will do a lone. Only slight gas after a large intro of beans, hummus and peanuts. I never eat more than one small serving a couple times a month so won't shy away once done with done with reintroduction. Non Gluten grains: suspicious of canola and corn oil so excluded them from this reintro day. Otherwise, piled on the grains with no cravings, sleep disturbance nor bloating. Will reintegrate in my normal lower frequency.
  7. Wow Jim4884 thank you! I'm on day 24 of my 2nd whole 30 and honestly my 1st reintroduction I started with non-gluten alcohol which awoke my sugar dragon and I never regained control of it. I am so very committed to honing a successful reintroduction with insights, like you have shared, into my own Food Freedom Forever!
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Reintroduction group started hope you all come over and join in!
  9. Not BFF but FFF food freedom forever.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I only fast from noon to 4. Otherwise no meat otherwise whole 30. I'm reintroduction Easter day. I will go ahead and start reintroduction group today instead of tomorrow so enter as your ready.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I will start our reintroduction group Holy Saturday. I'm naming it "starting reintroduction on Easter".
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    Day 1

    Come on people join in here! I am at the end of my second whole 30 with a very active forum, that I did not find the first time, and am getting so very much more out of it. People in a subsequent whole 30 have been incredibly vaulable to my much more personally revealing experience. Jemcca50 come over and peruse "starting for lent" before we end this Saturday.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Sorry, this can be hard. I find that seeking out compliant but closer to tastes my hubby likes improves my staying on plan!
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    MJ, since we last chatted about this I specifically removed coconut milk, per your suggestion, with no improvement in my skin or cravings. So I hit the menopause with decreasing estrogen theory. The literature and my female naturopathic Dr confirms that both negative side effects most likely are caused by our time in life rather than whole 30 elimination.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Yum, recipe for eggs & potatoes please.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Let do it Easter Monday! I will start it in reintroduction group Holy Saturday so it's ready to go Easter Monday. Who will join me? This whole 30 I am experiencing acne all over my lower and mid checks. Any thoughts.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Any takers for starting a reintroduction group? What about doing it Easter Monday or sometime between now and then so we capture true full lent and the folks hitting their whole 30 but doing a slow roll reintroduction.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    I feel your pain, so tired and not drinking alcohol to numb the impact is a struggle for me. Early to bed for me too and be gentle on ourselves is the ticket!
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    My gums are not bleeding now when I floss another NSV I didn't think about!
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Perfect thank you! So, as I suspected from the horrible effects on the body, avoid vegitable and canola oil. I also have no interest in ever eating again the synthesized fake sugars.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Welcome justalittledash. This is my 2nd whole 30 so I'm not the expert here but I too felt my clothes were fitting tighter 1st time round. Everything I've read screams do not weigh yourself now!!! First time around I actually did lose weight once I weighed in. Try to focus in on the NSV's, I have done a lot more of this round 2 and it really has helped.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    MJ, good morning, hoping you are still sleeping. Discovering a severe, for you, food sensitivity, seems like a big NAV silver lining! Congrats on this and especially for not giving up on yourself! Another 20 days on pure whole 30 seems should have you ready to have a very insightful reintroduction.
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    The Nicoise salad looks great. I am an emotional eater so tend to over eat. Yet clear NAV this whole 30: not hungry, under eating and no cravings except alcohol. That said, I may not reintroduce alcohol this time. Any wisdom to share on reintroducing oils/fats haven't found info on this in any of my Melissa reading.
  24. Wow Jim4884 thank you! I'm on day 24 of my 2nd whole 30 and honestly my 1st reintroduction I started with non-gluten alcohol which awoke my sugar dragon and I never regained control of it. I am so very committed to honing a successful reintroduction with insights, like you have shared, into my own Food Freedom Forever!
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    Starting March 6 for Lent

    Welcome Nedster7. This is my second whole30 but my 1st being active in a fantastic supportive forum and this has truly made a world of difference! So a big Amen and Thank you to Pearlgirl2017 and all of you for the fantastic support! I have also have been re-reading Melissa's whole 30 Day by Day and this week I'm reading, per her suggestion, Food Freedom Forever. My reintroduction first time was a tad bit of a disaster so I am committed to a different order of reintroduction. Day one before was reintroducing non-gluten alcohol and honestly my sugar dragon took control and I really never got it back under control. So this time I am introducing 1 legumes, 2 non-gluten grains, 3 added sugar, 4 dairy, 5 gluten, and 6 baked goods without dairy or gluten this will be an Easter treat! I so hope our forum will stick together for reintroduction, I have way more concerns about having it be successful!!!!!!!