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    ebutz27 got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    A slow roll reintroduction can give you some more clues as to how things impact you and able to break down foods groups too.  Each Whole30 and reintroduction teaches has the potential to teach you something new.  For example, It took me several rounds to realize how gluten impacts me.  It has such a slow, subtle change that my swollen face and sore joints didn't show up until repeated exposure.  
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    ebutz27 got a reaction from Emma in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I love that you guys are discussing this.  This is what Food Freedom is all about... making choices in the moment about what you truly want.  There are no good or bad foods, there are simply choices and results of those choices.  Results can be sustained energy, energy slumps, clear skin, a breakout, no bloat or bloat... all depending on how your body will react to those choices.  You are not good or bad for making those choices, you just have to accept the result without judging yourself.  It will take work and time... some days will be easier than others.  Reintroduction will give you a starting point for figuring out what foods impact you and which are fine for your body.  A great resource is Melissa's book, Food Freedom Forever which discusses the transition into FF in-depth.  I listen to it regularly myself  
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    ebutz27 reacted to Jihanna in Whole 30 (July 2)   
    I think you've got it, Emma! Even McDonald's food isn't "good" or "bad", it's just options that you can choose to use or pass by... and some of the options might be better or worse for your personal situation, but you're still an adult who will make those decisions based on knowledge gained during this whole process and beyond. Food Freedom is about being able to make those choices. Sometimes my Freedom choice is going for an unhealthy (or less healthy) option because the situation makes it a "worth it" moment, but being able to find that balance and make the choices without judging myself harshly afterward was part of my goal -- another part is making sure "worth it" moments don't happen all the time, since that sort of defeats the purpose. (I want to quickly remind that "worth it" happens after reintroduction, because you have to get to baseline and determine your reactions before you can effectively judge whether or not something is worth you eating it! That can get confusing when talking about it in a during-W30 topic, so I didn't want to make anyone think I'm condoning going off-plan!).