Steve in Idaho

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    Steve in Idaho got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    Tried Real Plans, but not useful for me.  It's just as easy to use the Internet really.
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    Steve in Idaho reacted to SugarcubeOD in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    Just a note that Real Plans is actually a company in itself that we've partnered with and they have a Whole30 option for meals.  It's not an official Whole30 app and it doesn't have the rules and recommendations or any other Whole30 support attached to it - it's only a meal planning app.
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    Steve in Idaho reacted to ShannonM816 in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    I haven't used Real Plans at all, but their website does have a 14-day free trial. I'm sure it's one that you put in a credit card and have to remember to cancel before you get charged for it, but at least you could look at it. 
     
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    Steve in Idaho got a reaction from ladyshanny in Best Start Scenario?   
    Hi, and thanks for the reply.  I am pretty strong willed overall, once I get motivated toward a goal.  Of course, foregoing the evening glass (or two) of wine or craft beer will be a bit of a challenge, but honestly I have reached the point where the challenges and attendant issues associated with the new classic American lifestyle outweigh any benefits -- if there ever really were any.  I have been on this planet a while now, and I know that when I was a kid in the 1960s, obesity was a relatively rare thing and there wasn't a plethora of "light" or "low fat" (read: high sugar) foods in those days.  People at real food mostly, with maybe a yearly (if that) trip to McDonald's which was a real treat.  I probably sound like the typical curmudgeonly old guy here, but it really is true.  We ate vegetables out of my parent's and grandparent's gardens, eggs from chickens I raised myself and meats from an honest to goodness butcher.
     
    In short, I rather strongly believe that a combination of the systematic governmental institution of "fat is the enemy" which gave rise to the current sugar fest out there, and our collective penchant for "fast and easy" dinners and the like are something we as a society have to get to grips with, or the health consequences will be even more dire than they are now. </MiniRant>

    So I'll give it a go, starting Monday for a couple of reasons, namely getting my ducks lined up beforehand, and trust my instincts here.  Wish me luck!
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    Steve in Idaho got a reaction from ladyshanny in Best Start Scenario?   
    Hi, and thanks for the reply.  I am pretty strong willed overall, once I get motivated toward a goal.  Of course, foregoing the evening glass (or two) of wine or craft beer will be a bit of a challenge, but honestly I have reached the point where the challenges and attendant issues associated with the new classic American lifestyle outweigh any benefits -- if there ever really were any.  I have been on this planet a while now, and I know that when I was a kid in the 1960s, obesity was a relatively rare thing and there wasn't a plethora of "light" or "low fat" (read: high sugar) foods in those days.  People at real food mostly, with maybe a yearly (if that) trip to McDonald's which was a real treat.  I probably sound like the typical curmudgeonly old guy here, but it really is true.  We ate vegetables out of my parent's and grandparent's gardens, eggs from chickens I raised myself and meats from an honest to goodness butcher.
     
    In short, I rather strongly believe that a combination of the systematic governmental institution of "fat is the enemy" which gave rise to the current sugar fest out there, and our collective penchant for "fast and easy" dinners and the like are something we as a society have to get to grips with, or the health consequences will be even more dire than they are now. </MiniRant>

    So I'll give it a go, starting Monday for a couple of reasons, namely getting my ducks lined up beforehand, and trust my instincts here.  Wish me luck!
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    Steve in Idaho reacted to ladyshanny in Best Start Scenario?   
    Hi Steve,
    These sorts of huge family events can be a breeze or supremely difficult to navigate. It sort of depends on your personality, history of "I'll just start over" and whether or not food = celebration in your family.
    You certainly CAN do it, people have/do - but others find it extremely challenging.
    You could start now and see how it goes. By then you may feel great and not want anything to mess with you or you may feel that it's enough for you to have practiced and then start over for the full 30 days after the wedding. Either way you won't be doing yourself any harm - it's just whether or not you can handle the possibility that you may have to start over to get the full 30 days.