coachmandiep

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  1. Coconut milk, almond (or another nut milk), Nutpods Creamer (a almond/coconut milk based creamer that you can look for locally or order online), and Califia Unsweetened Better Half are all good choices. Basically anything you like that is compliant. Just make sure to always check your labels.
  2. @SchrodingersCat I was just chatting with another member and shared this: I hear ya, I am the same way. I also come from a background of serial dieting. I am still a work in progress, but what I have found is that I needed to change my mindset. When I feel that I made a poor decision I do a quick analysis of why it happened. Was I not prepared (no plan)? Was I stressed, sad, angry, tired or happy and wanting to celebrate? Did my day go differently than planned? Did I keep eating something that wasn't "worth it"? Once I figure out why I made the decision, I can think through what
  3. I hear ya, I am the same way. I also come from a background of serial dieting. I am still a work in progress, but what I have found is that I needed to change my mindset. When I feel that I made a poor decision I do a quick analysis of why it happened. Was I not prepared (no plan)? Was I stressed, sad, angry, tired or happy and wanting to celebrate? Did my day go differently than planned? Did I keep eating something that wasn't "worth it"? Once I figure out why I made the decision, I can think through what I will do differently next time. I have become better at meal planning and
  4. Are you following the meal template? I have found that many of my clients are nervous about adding fat to their plates. Adding fat will keep you satisfied in between meals. It is also ok to have a mini-meal if you need to. Although we ultimately want to get away from snacking, having a little something that includes protein, fat, and preferably a veggie is ok, especially while you are figuring out the template. I like to eat a Chomps or EPIC bar, macadamia nuts, and a raw veggie for a mini meal if I need one. Here is a link to the meal template https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-m
  5. I think you will find the menu planning worth the effort. I do mine for 4 days at a time, (you choose how often you do it based on your schedule), as I base it on when I can grocery shop. I find that menu planning and then list-making really keeps my grocery bill down. If I have a list, then I will stick to it. As for the camping trip (fun!), Here is a link to an article that may be helpful. I love doing "foil meals" in this situation as they are easy. You can use any kind of meat or fish and any vegetable. I hope it is helpful! https://whole30.com/2018/06/in-the-wild-2/
  6. What are you experiencing when you attempt living in Food Freedom? Are you willing to do a mini-reset just to get back on track and then try again? BTW, your meals sound delicious!
  7. @Aliem999 personally, I hardly ever break out. However, every now and then it happens around that time of the month. Maybe it is hormonal? It sounds like you have some great NSV. Good luck with Food Freedom! Just take it one meal at a time and make sure you have your questions prepared to determine if things are "worth it". Even if it turns out that something wasn't, it's all good. You have learned something new and can apply that knowledge moving forward. You've got it!
  8. I do this too. It is easy and tastes delicious!
  9. @scoakley13 my bad! Sorry about that. I missed the agave part.
  10. No, nothing literal. If a stress ball would help you then go for it! Things that work for me are reading or listening to a book on tape, taking a walk, calling my best friend, and taking a bath. I wish I could say meditation, but I have never gotten into that habit. However, it is something that I want to explore. I agree with the sentiment that you have to find the things that work for you. It takes a very conscious effort at first to change the behavior, but it is worth it!
  11. @scoakley13 no, this is not for use on the Whole30. If you find it helpful, you could use it in your Food Freedom.
  12. @Sarah_MT that is a HUGE NSV! You should be proud of that choice! What can you do to relieve the stress other than turn to comfort food? I have found that having alternate stress-relievers in my back pocket makes it easier to combat old habits.
  13. @EmileeGibson2014 welcome! We are excited that you are here and look forward to supporting you on your journey
  14. @Iloveveggies I agree that eating some mini-meals is a good way to go. Try to stick with 3 meals a day that follow the meal template. If they are smaller than usual, that is a-ok. Get plenty of rest and your appetite should return soon.
  15. @KaraS I'm sorry you are not feeling your best. Rest assured, it will pass. Your body is going through a detox and the symptoms of that are not fun. Hopefully this phase will be short-lived and you will start feeling better soon. I can assure you that you can do it and that your health is worth it! We are here for you if you need to vent Have a healthy day!