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  1. plantsower

    Finished Whole30 a few days ago

    Thanks for clearing that up, Shani.
  2. plantsower

    Finished Whole30 a few days ago

    Hi: Thanks for all the info. You are so sweet. One more thing. I've never been clear on this. When we reintro, let's say one food a week, can we eat that food all week and then see results or are we supposed to just eat it once and wait a week to see if anything happens?
  3. plantsower

    Finished Whole30 a few days ago

    Hi Shani: Thanks for the kudos! I know it's not a weight loss diet, per se, but everyone mentions that it's not a weight loss diet when talking about their weight loss, so I really didn't want to. LOL! NSVs are important but so is weight loss to a point. And who wants a big tummy when the rest is just fine? So frustrating. Stupid menopause! Anyway, I actually did restart the whole30 again and will see what happens. One thing I did notice a few days before I restarted the whole30 was that I had pelvic/groin pain again. I've had it for over five years and nothing showing on tests. I must have gotten used to it because when it left during the whole30, I never noticed until it came back! Since being on the whole30 this second time, that pain is gone again. I just don't know which food group caused it. I reintroduced things really slowly, but this time it will be even slower with the pelvic/groin pain in mind. That would be a great thing to find out.
  4. So, I finished my first Whole30 several days ago and since then have been very slowly reintroducing foods. I have finished all the food groups and I don't see any problems with any of them. That's good....and bad. Unless I do strict Whole30, I can't lose the weight unless I do Weight Watchers which works for me. Knowing that dairy, wheat, etc. had bad effects on me would have been easier and more motivating. I was sleepy and tired a few days here and there as expected. I'm retired so no big deal. I could take a nap. I never got withdrawal headaches. Maybe because I don't usually eat a lot of junk food anyway. I had vertigo several times but it wasn't my blood pressure. It was borderline high was 140/80. That's normal for me. It never went down with the diet for some reason. I was a little dizzy and lightheaded from time to time. The vertigo was probably related to crystals in my ear canal dislodging because when I did the Epley Maneuver, it disappeared. If the Epley Maneuver helps with vertigo, displaced crystals are usually the cause. It won't usually help if there is another cause. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319171.php I did lose 4.6 pounds. I only had 12 pounds to lose, so that makes sense since the less one has to lose, the less they lose at one time. My midsection never lost an inch. That is where I wanted to lose it the most. I can't see it, but two people have told me I look thinner and my shape has changed. I have a touch of IBS, and I thought that was getting better, but now it's basically like it was in the beginning. I'm still eating pretty much Whole30. My hair doesn't look any different, but hair only grows an average of 1/2" per month anyway, so I don't understand it when people say their hair is in better shape and shinier. Not possible after only 30 days. People say that after taking hair supplements for a month, too. Not possible. The NSV's: I have had trigger finger (tenosynovitis) in my right thumb for several months. That disappeared! I still get heartburn but much less. I panicked at first because I couldn't take TUMS because of the sugar, then I remembered baking soda and water. Whew! I also cough at night and panicked a little about that because one single cough drop works but has sugar. Then I kept a cup of hot water by my bed and that worked. Sleep may be a tad better, but I still need sleeping aids. Back pain comes and goes but is better and less often. I'm thinking about restarting another Whole30 tomorrow. I went shopping today and stocked up on Whole30 foods. I figure my physical problems didn't happen in just a month, so it may take longer than a month to get all the returns that I need. I did enjoy my sour dough toast when reintroducing things, and I will miss it. But nothing else really hit the spot. So, here I go again!!
  5. plantsower

    Template

    Thanks, guys. I guess I will use the tablespoon idea for the thumb measurement. I know about the others as they are pretty self explanatory. But the thumb just threw me. LOL!
  6. plantsower

    Template

    I'm not sure if this is the correct area to post this or not. I have looked at the meal template and most of it makes sense but I just can't wrap my mind around thumb size for fats. That just makes no sense to me. Is there another way to explain it? Thanks.
  7. plantsower

    Names for MSG

    Thanks, Shannon. That list I posted was helpful but really did make me overthink it. Thanks for the link, too.
  8. plantsower

    Names for MSG

    So if something says "gelatin" in the nutritional section but not the bottom with other ingredients like preservatives, it's okay? I see citric acid on the bottom list even though the book says we can have it.
  9. plantsower

    Names for MSG

    Oh nuts. Well, here is the list then. These ALWAYS contain MSG Glutamate Glutamic acid Gelatin Monosodium glutamate Calcium caseinate Textured protein Monopotassium glutamate Sodium caseinate Yeast nutrient Yeast extract Yeast food Autolyzed yeast Hydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed) Hydrolyzed corn gluten Natrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium) These OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing Carrageenan Maltodextrin Malt extract Natural pork flavoring Citric acid Malt flavoring Bouillon and Broth Natural chicken flavoring Soy protein isolate Natural beef flavoring Ultra-pasteurized Soy sauce Stock Barley malt Soy sauce extract Whey protein concentrate Pectin Soy protein Whey protein Protease Soy protein concentrate Whey protein isolate Protease enzymes Anything protein fortified Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s) Anything enzyme modified Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s) Seasonings (the word “seasonings”)
  10. plantsower

    Names for MSG

    I found this article that has extensive alternate names for MSG near the bottom of the page. I copied it for when I go shopping and have to read ingredients now and then. Hope it helps. https://web.archive.org/web/20170922123341/http://www.freshideamama.com/msg-what-it-ishellip-where-it-is-foundhellip-how-to-avoid-it I also put it into an alphabetizing utility to make it easier. https://alphabetizer.flap.tv
  11. plantsower

    Rice flour, potato flakes as coatings or thickeners

    Tapioca flour goes slimy on me. Potato flour works like corn starch for me and makes perfect sauce or gravy. I wonder if it would make a good rue using ghee?
  12. plantsower

    Rice flour, potato flakes as coatings or thickeners

    Thanks, Shannon. Good to know. I will nix using the rice flour.
  13. I read in a post that potato starch is okay as a coating or thickener (even though it's not mentioned in any of the ok lists which include tapioca flour. How about rice flour or potato flakes that don't have any "baddies" in them?
  14. plantsower

    Notifications

    Believe it or not Shannon, I had already done this. Still not working. I keep the website open so I can hear when a notification comes in but never into my email for some strange reason.
  15. plantsower

    Notifications

    Thanks, SugarCube. I got it here on the website but not in my email.