coachmandiep

Whole30 Certified Coach
  • Content Count

    28
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About coachmandiep

  • Rank
    Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. coachmandiep

    What can I add to my coffee?

    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. coachmandiep

    SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019

    @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 I will do differently next time. I have become better at meal planning and sticking with my plan, not soothing myself or celebrating with food, keeping emergency food on hand, and stopping if the first bite isn't "worth it". I am the first to admit that there are times that I still make a decision that bites me in the bum, but I now look at it as information. I have come a long way since my dieting days and am in a much happier place. I know you can change your mindset as well. Gather your Food Freedom information, (this phase is ongoing), and create an action plan based on your "data". As you change your mindset and your habits, your confidence in Food Freedom will grow. I am so glad you are doing a mini-reset! Once you are feeling back on track, jump right back in to FF. Just remember to journal if it helps with the analysis portion, but then put on your problem-solving cap. You've got this!
  3. coachmandiep

    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    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 sticking with my plan, not soothing myself or celebrating with food, keeping emergency food on hand, and stopping if the first bite isn't "worth it". I am the first to admit that there are times that I still make a decision that bites me in the bum, but I now look at it as information. I have come a long way since my dieting days and am in a much happier place. I know you can change your mindset as well. Gather your Food Freedom information, (this phase is ongoing), and create an action plan based on your "data". As you change your mindset and your habits, your confidence will grow. You've got it!
  4. coachmandiep

    Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?

    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-meal-planning.pdf Good luck!
  5. coachmandiep

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    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. coachmandiep

    SchrodingersCat's Round 2 diary - starting 12 May 2019

    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. coachmandiep

    Allison's Whole 30 Log

    @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. coachmandiep

    Chorizo!

    I do this too. It is easy and tastes delicious!
  9. coachmandiep

    Energy drink

    @scoakley13 my bad! Sorry about that. I missed the agave part.
  10. coachmandiep

    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    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. coachmandiep

    Energy drink

    @scoakley13 no, this is not for use on the Whole30. If you find it helpful, you could use it in your Food Freedom.
  12. coachmandiep

    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    @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. coachmandiep

    Started 1st day today!

    @EmileeGibson2014 welcome! We are excited that you are here and look forward to supporting you on your journey
  14. coachmandiep

    No appetite

    @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. coachmandiep

    Day 2 feeling sick and moody

    @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!