Lorna from Canada

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    Lorna from Canada reacted to SugarcubeOD in Pancake Rule, Tortillas, Tacos, Pizza, Substitutions   
    It's good that you know your own weaknesses around food are.  The reason that the rule may be more impactful for some than others is because we have to make one program with one set of rules for hundreds of thousands of participants with different context. It's great that tortillas aren't a problem for you but the rule stands because we can't really say 'no pancakes/tortillas except for if you feel you don't have a problem with them'. We do black and white so that it's easy to follow which also helps with habit forming because your brain is not required to activate around decisions - saves you some mental capital as well as will power, of which we all have a limited amount per day.
    I hope that helps?
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to GraceMelodie in Frustrated I Can't Have Food Freedom   
    I recommend reading a variety of books about nutrition and longevity so you can use all of the information you have learned to create a diet that you can happily and easily live with for the long-term. I highly recommend reading some of Michale Pollan's books.  Also, throw away your scale.  You don't need to know how much you weigh.  I have completed several Whole30s over the last couple of years but I do not follow a strict Whole30 diet every day.  It is simply too restrictive.  I focus on eating 3 balanced meals a day with lots of veggies, fruits, protein, fat and carbs.  I don't snack and I make sure to drink enough water every day.  I also focus on really enjoying and savoring my food.  Occasionally I eat dark chocolate, beans, rice, corn, oatmeal and really good homemade sourdough bread.  I limit myself to four drinks a week.  Rarely I'll have really good cheese with wine.  All of the food I eat is very high quality and I make sure I am nourished and satisfied every day.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Thope in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    On day 4 and still feeling pretty okay.
    maybe a bit emotionally sensitive- & tired today but nothing real extreme. 
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from CassieK in FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS   
    @CassieK Well, techically is in the sugar family but, again, it isn't going to be a huge issue. They use it much more in candy to make it shiny and it would be a bigger problem there!!  More important, always that you take the meds you need.
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from CassieK in FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS   
    Hmmm, I wouldn't think there would be a problem with glycerin on W30 as it is a non-digestible ingredient. It literally goes right through you. It's purpose in supplements is to hold onto the active ingredients and slow release them as they travel through your system so you get maximum benefit from them. Most absorption of nutrients takes place in the intestines so the nuttrients themselves have to get through the firebath of acid that is our stomachs first.  Glycerin helps them do that.
    And @CassieK if what is doing is helping you retain your hair so that you have enough left over to pull out running after 4 kids then you better take it!!
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to lifefoundonarun in Hot flashes decrease/increase on Whole30...   
    @Lorna from Canada that's so interesting!  Seems like mine are cooling off a bit, but it just makes a lot of sense with the hormones shifting during my whole30 and my body reacting to the shift like that.  I've always been a sensitive one when it comes to making dietary changes.  I have friends who suffer from them and I also have a lot of empathy for them, too.  It's miserable to just have your body light up with heat like that.  Thanks for sharing  
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    Lorna from Canada got a reaction from lifefoundonarun in Hot flashes decrease/increase on Whole30...   
    @lifefoundonarun Imagine my surprise when, 3 years into full menopause, I had my very FIRST major hot flash around Day10!! I get the too hot thing all the time - blankets on and off, ditto sweaters but I had never previously had an actual hot flash until Day 10 - what a shocker! I do think it's not a coincidence that, as I was moving away from sugar burning and into fat burning, this happened. Clearly the hormone shift was coming from somewhere deep within my body. 
    Fortunately, I only had one. I gained such a renewed sense of love and empathy for all those women who suffer from these all the time - what a dreadful experience.
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    Lorna from Canada reacted to Melissa Urban in Forum Rules   
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