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  1. socaldebbie

    Throwing away food

    I heard a saying once that I repeat to myself in such situations: Extra food is already wasted, whether you eat it or not. And another: you are not a garbage disposal.
  2. Thanks, @ladyshanny, that absolutely makes sense. Then what I need to think about is whether anyone was ever poking me in the first place. I didn't have any relief from the physical symptoms I was hoping to address, such as joint pain. Quite the opposite - the only change was a return of hot flashes, which leads me to believe that a food I eliminated was actually protecting me. So as I reintroduce, I'll consider the severity of any reaction. An hour of queasiness might be a natural adjustment; a few days, not so much. Dairy gave me about 24 hours of moderate tummy trouble, and so far, so good with legumes today.
  3. I remember seeing something about this back in early days, and now that it's relevant I can't find it. The question has come up whether it's normal for the body to have to readjust to something it hasn't dealt with for 30 days. We walk from a dark room into the light, and our eyes hurt. That doesn't mean the light is bad, just that our eyes need to re-adjust. If I feel a little funny after having dairy, maybe it's normal readjustment and not a truly adverse reaction. Thanks!
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    Frequent flyer / road warrior planning

    I'm in the middle of my third business trip on this program. Mine don't include car travel so I'm all about what comes on the plane with me. I packed some fresh veggies, meat (deli-type roast beef and some sausage) and an individual container of olives for lunch. For dinner I'm scoping out the web sites of the restaurants in the area (near O'Hare Airport) to see where I can get a standard grilled chicken salad, or maybe go off menu to ask for a regular entree cooked in oil rather than butter. I've also packed meat snacks, more olives, almond butter packets, and almonds to get me through if I can't get a compliant meal when I need it. I know what conference food can be like, so you'll want to have your stash to supplement whatever you can find in the buffet line. The road trip should be easier, I would think, since you can pack a cooler. I can't eat hard boiled eggs myself, but those who can like that option.
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    Hotel breakfast?

    @peak - Solid food isn't a problem in your carry-on bag, though some airports make you take it out as you go through security so keep it accessible. Nut butter packets and such can go in your 3-1-1 bag.
  6. I've stuck with it very carefully and haven't had anything, good or bad, that I've read about. My diet before I started was high on whole grain, low fat dairy, little processed food, a lot of plant proteins. I had hot flashes kick in at around day 3 and stick around till day 8, but I think they're gone. Other than that I don't feel any different now from when I started. Clothes aren't any looser either. Any advice would be great, and I'd also really like to hear from any other "late bloomers" who found that the last week or so made a huge difference. I'll stick it out, because I want to be able to say I did it, but I'm losing confidence that I'll have anything to show for it. The problems I wanted to address: Leg pain, knee pain, shoulder tendinitis, liver inflammation, lack of control over my weight. Today's menu, which was pretty typical: Breakfast: Quiche, representing roughly 2 eggs, 1/4 cup chicken sausage, about 1 1/2 cups hashed browns and mixed vegetables; 1/2 avocado; coffee with Nutpods. This usually fills me up but this time I was still hungry, so I added 1 1/2 oz sausage and about another half cup of mixed veggies. Lunch: Hash, totaling roughly 1 chicken breast, 1/2 sweet potato, 3/4 cup spinach, 1/2 apple; 1/2 avocado; about a large handful of marinated beets Dinner: About 5 oz chicken sausage, 3/4 cup chopped mixed veggies, handful of olives, compliant marinara; 1/2 cup mashed cauliflower; 6 cherries Water, iced herbal tea, sparkling water. I'm not tracking water specifically but I'm drinking lots and my urine is very light colored. Post-workout meals have been a serving of meat - cold roast beef or a sausage patty - and maybe some pumpkin or roasted butternut squash. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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    Day 27 Gut still not happy

    This is a long shot but I need to chime in...After a few months on Atkins several years ago, with eggs for breakfast every morning, I developed an allergy to eggs. I'd never had any problem before, but one day there it was. Is it possible that you have a sensitivity to something that's been on your menu every day?
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    Hotel breakfast?

    Thanks much. I'll be arriving at my hotel around 8:30pm, so while it's possible to Uber to a supermarket somewhere I'm not going to ask myself to do that this round! I'll be in a college area so there are likely plenty of eateries - just no telling what they'll be. Seafood is out of bounds, and I've been assuming that unless I can have some potatoes I'll have to rely on whatever I can carry with me for breakfast. If the meats are out of bounds, then there's not much they can prepare special anyway, can they? I'm only too familiar with TSA regulations, and with PreChek I have a bit more latitude in carrying on things like the nut butter packets. Cut up fruits and veggies have been traveling with me for a long time!
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    Hotel breakfast?

    Finishing day 5, and this week I'll have my first of what will be two or three business trips before the big 3-0 . I'm a little concerned about breakfast. I'll probably have access to a hotel buffet, which will mean eggs (which I'm allergic to, so no go), possibly potatoes (probably cooked in oil, could be butter) and breakfast meats (probably not compliant). So other than a plate of fruit, where am I? I'm planning to pack almonds, packets of almond butter, some meat sticks. For this week's trip, I won't have a car, may or may not have a supermarket around, and don't think I'll have a fridge in my room. Thanks for any suggestions!
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    Hot flashes decrease/increase on Whole30...

    I haven't had hot flashes in a few years now, but they seem to be starting back up. I'm completing day 5.