Azul Marino

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    Azul Marino reacted to chichi in Eating after dinner - intense cravings   
    This is weird, but sometimes when I'm anxious and I want crunchy stuff, what works is to floss and brush my teeth. I can do it while I watch TV or listen to an audiobook and it fulfills something your brain is accustomed to getting, some kind of sensory input for yer mouth. Similar to the tea habit for me.
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    Azul Marino reacted to EllieHH in Eating after dinner - intense cravings   
    After dinner used to get me too.  This is silly, but worked for me, and that was to make some tea.  I don't even really like herbal tea, but the process of messing with it was enough to make me feel like something had happened.  And I'm talking old school (not keurig) - teapot, boil the water, get out the teabag and cup (pretty cup :)), then steep the tea, etc.  I even recommend getting some sort of assortment of tea because it takes a little bit of brainpower to choose which one you "want".
    More than once the tea sat on the counter and got cold because I'd forgotten about it entirely after getting re-involved with tv or whatever.  Just going into the kitchen and doing something that took 10 minutes or so was enough for my brain to feel like "okay, we went into the kitchen and got something" and/or to get past the reflexive feeling that that was supposed to happen.  If you actually drink it then that takes even longer.  Sometimes I still wanted something but it was easier to say no to after that.  It took that a long time to go away for me (and may never fully go away).
    Hope this helps!
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    Azul Marino reacted to Nongermane in Laura’s Log   
    I’m over this cleanse! Day 30!
    breakfast- banana and cashew butter
    lunch- left over taco salad
    dinner- chipotle chicken, potatoes, mixed veggies 
     
    Tomorrow I’m going to try some cheese, and I’m going to do a slow roll introduction. Just kind of introduce myself in the wild little by little. I know for a fact there will be cheese and wine at my aunts and I’m going to go for the cheese (Im trying to keep alcohol consumption for special occasions or parties ). So beside that I’m keeping up Whole 30 food- and on Sunday, I’m going bake some paleo brownies to test run for my family's Halloween Night Trick or Treat Party. Catch you all on the Reintroduction log if you’re fascinated to know how cheese goes.
    And thanks for anyone who read. I learned more about myself than I thought and lost 10 pounds. Cheers to sweet potatoes and coconut milk.  
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    Azul Marino reacted to ladyshanny in Reintro Help   
    Aw, @Jess0205 - you didn't "cave", you just made a decision that you now know was perhaps not the right one. However, you reintroduced a non-gluten grain. Go through the process of seeing how you feel afterwards and you should then know if rice is going to be included in your personal eating plan going forward.
    For the wedding cake..........this might not be the popular response - but cake is cake. Take your hubby-to-be with you or a friend or family member and let them taste it. Although it is your wedding cake, it's not YOUR wedding cake - yet. Hold on, do some proper reintroductions so that on your wedding day you have the info you need to know if gluten is going to mess you up, if you can have butter in the icing etc. You don't want to get to your wedding, not know, eat the cake and end up bloated or sitting in the bathroom with a stomach ache. (I would also suggest that the majority of people that have gotten married don't have "cake flavour" as the top memory of their wedding).
    If I were you I would move into a reintroduction schedule now. Rice is done, go back on Whole30 for a couple days and then move on to another food group to reintroduce. Don't be scared though, you aren't doing anything scary. Food is neither good nor bad, right nor wrong. It's only about how it affects YOU as an individual. Do the tests, get the results and then decide how you want to eat going forward. Maybe it is mostly Whole30, but staying stuck in a fear-state takes the power away from you.
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from ladyshanny in New and doing Whole30 in Mexico   
    I'm finishing (today is my Day 30 or 37 since my first try) 
    .... after my first learning week (I restarted three times in seven days), I've followed the rules (100%)... and some recomendations (40%) 
    I realize now the purpose of the recomendations... through this process it has been natural to me eat less fruit, smaller portions of food (at the beginning I was eating a lot of everything)... less meals... I can't believe how little I need to have steady energy (no lows and highs), no hunger and a nice peaceful relation with the food.
    Now I feel a little nervous about the reintroduction
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting Tomorrow!   
    Congratulations!!! 

    I've just finished my Whole30... and this forum has been my constant company and lifesaver 

    Whole30 has been for me a great self discovering journey

    Here my most used links: 
    - https://whole30.com/2014/01/perfect-whole30 
    - https://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30 (I restarted three times... it was my learning first week) 
    - https://whole30.com/2015/01/rules-recommendations (I always laugh at the beginning with the title banner... and deep breath at the end)
    - https://whole30.com/2018/02/dear-melissa-perfect-whole30/
    and my favorite forum:

     So... Enjoy your adventure!!! 
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting Tomorrow!   
    Congratulations!!! 

    I've just finished my Whole30... and this forum has been my constant company and lifesaver 

    Whole30 has been for me a great self discovering journey

    Here my most used links: 
    - https://whole30.com/2014/01/perfect-whole30 
    - https://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30 (I restarted three times... it was my learning first week) 
    - https://whole30.com/2015/01/rules-recommendations (I always laugh at the beginning with the title banner... and deep breath at the end)
    - https://whole30.com/2018/02/dear-melissa-perfect-whole30/
    and my favorite forum:

     So... Enjoy your adventure!!! 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 11
    Meal 1: 3 eggs over easy, 2 pieces of bacon, baby carrots, an orange
    Meal 2: chicken thigh (with the skin on, baby) pistachios, sweet potato and blueberry. (It IS very nice!)
    Snack: Rx bar, walnuts, more walnuts
    Meal 3: Leek and zucchini soup (From a book called Paleo Italian Cooking), duck leg, cran-cherry sauce, mashed cauliflower
    NSV/Reflections: I had really low day. It look a lot of energy to do anything at all. The food was fine, and I even managed to get some veggies and chicken meal prepped, but wow was it a struggle to be actually productive. I did read quite a few cookbooks on Overdrive while I was procrastinating, though. 
    Even this low I didn't really feel tempted to quite. I think this is already just how I eat.
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from goingonwhole30 in New and doing Whole30 in Mexico   
    I'm 49 years old, overweight ... I want to get to my 50th birthday in better shape 
    I started my first Whole30, two days ago... but I just discovered that my raisins have sugar added  
    Apart from this, the rules had not been a problem for me.  Although the recommendations had cost me a bit 
    Anyway, I'm happily restarting tomorrow.
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    Azul Marino got a reaction from goingonwhole30 in New and doing Whole30 in Mexico   
    Thanks 

    I've restarted three times.. I'm thinking of those days as my learning week 

    Now I'm on day 18 .... and feeling great
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 30
    Meal 1: 3 eggs scrambled with chives, 2 slices of bacon, banana and blueberries with sunflower seed butter.
    Meal 2:  chicken salad, avocado with hot sauce, glass of coconut almond milk
    Meal 3: Italian wedding soup, almonds, banana
    NSV/Reflections: I plan on writing a good long refection piece tomorrow, but in short, I don't plan on doing anything different tomorrow than I did today. I don't think there can be a better indication that this whole thing was a success. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    My kids are grade 1/2, and I think they're scared of me. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 9
    Meal 1: 3 eggs scrambled with harissa, spinach, 3 1oz garlic and sage sausage 
    Post-workout: Duck Soup
    Meal 2: canned salmon, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes. 
    Meal 3: Pork chop, mashed sweet potatoes, caramelized onion
    NSV/Reflections: I don't want to get excited, because it was only one day, but I think I'm starting to feel some of that magic. Not only did I set a personal record for my push jerk today, but I also hung from the bar without pain and ALMOST did 3 unbroken toes-to-bar. (I'm not counting it as unbroken because I had to do an extra kip in-between them, but there were 3 toes-to-bar in quick succession.) I've had this nagging bit of soreness in my right shoulder that only seems to manifest itself when I hang from the bar, and I got to say, if the Whole30 makes it go away, that might be reason enough to eat like this forever. It's keeping me from getting a pull-up and I will do anything to get a pull-up.
    I packed a Lara Bar with me to work. For emergencies. I was pretty hungry by the time I finished teaching, but I decided NOT to eat it because I knew I would eat as soon as I got home. Go me. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Going HAM? What does that mean? My guess is running around like William Shatner of Star Trek in that episode where the transporter divides him into an evil half and a meek half. It's like that, right?
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    Azul Marino reacted to Nongermane in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Pretty much. My students say it’s from a Jay-Z song. It means Hard As a Mother******. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 4
    This morning I woke up just a giant unmotivated grumpy pants. "Kill All The Things" I think they call it. I got into a screaming match with my mother over lending her a cord to charge her Blackberry. (Apparently, I was speaking to her in a patronizing tone.)
    Meal 1: 3 scrambled eggs with chives, an orange. This wasn't nearly enough, so after an hour I also had an apple and some almond hazelnut butter. (So good!)
    Pre-workout: egg muffin
    Post-workout: butternut squash, kale, and Swiss chard with chicken
    Meal 2: Trout with blueberries (so good! trust me.) Spinach and Green Beast dressing, more than a serving of walnuts
    Around this time was when Kill All The Things turned into Eat All The Things, hence the generous helping of walnuts. It mostly worked, but I did eat an Rx bar in there somewhere. The blueberry flavour. I like blueberries today.
    Meal 3:  Chicken, two tomatoes, and entire avocado (the whole damn thing, and not a small one), Frank's Red Hot chili and lime.
    NSV/Reflections: Yeah, killing all the things. Even my coach today was, like, "you seem out of it." On the plus side, I made beautiful chicken bone broth, and a cran-cherry sauce (from the second Nom Nom Paleo book, but no honey) for Sunday. Apparently my grandma's making a cake. Sigh. 
    Oh well, tomorrow I get to max out my front squat. 
    Also, is anyone else just going through stupid amounts of eggs?
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    Azul Marino reacted to Tina R in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    When your body detoxes it dumps the junk from your cells into your intestines. Some people get constipated some get diarrhea. Better out than in. Stay hydrated and it should get better soon.
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    Azul Marino reacted to wiserangel in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    By no means am I implying this is what's happening to other people, but I did want to put this out there for informational purposes.  About a week into Whole 30, everything gave me heartburn.  I just assumed it was an adjustment period.  By the second week in, I began to have diarrhea in the mornings (usually one or two episodes) and then fine the rest of the day. By the third week, I was having days were I had diarrhea several times a day and was becoming very weak and dehydrated.  By week four, I finally went to see a doctor to get blood and stool samples.  Apparently my body detoxed a little too well and released toxins into my system that my immune system couldn't fight off. I ended up with an intestinal infection from it.  I went the natural route through my naturopath and took a cocktail of various supplements and vitamins and finally beat it after two weeks.  The regular doctor wanted to put me on flagyl and cipro at the same time and since I can't tolerate antibiotics, I knew this would only cause me further trouble.
    I just thought it might be good to put this information out there for others. 
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    Azul Marino reacted to decker_bear in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    I am so glad to see this question asked. I started reading It Starts with Food a couple of days ago (can't put it down!) and I remember reading in there that diarrhea and constipation are normal like in week 2 or 3 (or something - can't remember exactly off hand). I haven't quite jumped in to the Whole 30 yet (wanted to finish the book first and I'm almost there), but I realized in reading it that I've been darn near a Whole30 for about two weeks, and I've been full paleo for over a month (no grains, legumes, etc - biggest offender was added sweetener). Literally the only things I've used in two weeks that are off-plan are cooking spray (regularly), liquid smoke (on occasion), and alcohol (two glasses of port and one beer over the past week and a half). Everything else is Whole30 compliant. That makes me think/hope the full transition won't be as scary as I've always imagined.
     
    Anyway...
     
    I've been sleeping better, had more energy, and some other positive things that come from a Whole30, but the diarrhea over the past 3 or 4 days is all but unbearable. Is it possible I'm feeling the effects of a Whole30 without strict compliance? Or could there be something else going on? I have diagnosed food allergies, and the symptoms are identical, even though I haven't consumed any of my off-limit foods. I just hope I'm not developing allergies to other foods.
     
    My fruit intake is limited (no more than two pieces per day at most), my nuts/seeds are limited (but on-plan), and my primary focus is on veggies, proteins and fats (mostly duck fat, coconut oil, olive oil and avocados). I saw above someone mentioned coconut oil had a laxative effect, maybe lay off that? I use 1-2 T. per day depending on what I'm cooking. Anyone have thoughts? Or should I revisit this once I jump into the Whole30 "for real" and get rid of my little offenders?
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    Azul Marino reacted to LindaLee in Communion   
    As far as I'm concerned, it's not bread or wine once it's consecrated...it's the Sacred Body and Blood of our Savior.
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    Azul Marino reacted to BatyaChavaGeee in Batya Chava Stuffs her Face with Meat and Veg   
    Day 20
    Meal 1: Frittata with chicken, onion, and greens; half an avocado, persimmon, pomegranate seeds
    Pre-workout: Lara bar
    Meal 2:  pistachios, kale broccoli soup, shredded chicken
    Meal 3:  Red Curry Shrimp Skillet, an orange
    NSV/Reflections: I started a 6-week gymnastics course today. It's all about the hollow body position.
    I dreamed last night that I ate pizza and then somehow justified it as not derailing my Whole30. I know we're told to expect weird food dreams, but the part about convincing myself it doesn't count is just classic Bachi.
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    Azul Marino reacted to pags98 in New and doing Whole30 in Mexico   
    Best of luck Azul!