TrustyMutsi

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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from kirbz in Discovering a new success during reintroduction...   
    The days I'm reintroducing, I'm only eating some of the food, and saving the rest for later. This is a BIG deal for me. I have been a notorious binge eater.
    This was the most apparent when I could have corn again. My biggest problem pre-W30 has been tortilla chips. I would eat at LEAST half a bad a night. Well, on Saturday I opened a whole bag with some salsa, sat down ready to just enjoy as much as I wanted "because I deserve it", and amazingly only ate 5-6 chips. They just weren't that great. I've NEVER eaten that few before and just put them away.
    The same happened when I got a large order of fries when I was with my family. I slowly ate and enjoyed a handful, and everyone else shared the rest. TOTALLY not something I'd do before!
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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from kirbz in Discovering a new success during reintroduction...   
    The days I'm reintroducing, I'm only eating some of the food, and saving the rest for later. This is a BIG deal for me. I have been a notorious binge eater.
    This was the most apparent when I could have corn again. My biggest problem pre-W30 has been tortilla chips. I would eat at LEAST half a bad a night. Well, on Saturday I opened a whole bag with some salsa, sat down ready to just enjoy as much as I wanted "because I deserve it", and amazingly only ate 5-6 chips. They just weren't that great. I've NEVER eaten that few before and just put them away.
    The same happened when I got a large order of fries when I was with my family. I slowly ate and enjoyed a handful, and everyone else shared the rest. TOTALLY not something I'd do before!
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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from kirbz in Discovering a new success during reintroduction...   
    The days I'm reintroducing, I'm only eating some of the food, and saving the rest for later. This is a BIG deal for me. I have been a notorious binge eater.
    This was the most apparent when I could have corn again. My biggest problem pre-W30 has been tortilla chips. I would eat at LEAST half a bad a night. Well, on Saturday I opened a whole bag with some salsa, sat down ready to just enjoy as much as I wanted "because I deserve it", and amazingly only ate 5-6 chips. They just weren't that great. I've NEVER eaten that few before and just put them away.
    The same happened when I got a large order of fries when I was with my family. I slowly ate and enjoyed a handful, and everyone else shared the rest. TOTALLY not something I'd do before!
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    TrustyMutsi reacted to ladyshanny in Discovering a new success during reintroduction...   
    This is wonderful to hear! You've really reset your limits! Well done!
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    TrustyMutsi reacted to Jihanna in Reintroduction Day 3 observations...   
    A whole tablespoon of sugar per cup of coffee seems a bit high, when just coming out of having no added sweeteners for the past 30 days... I read in your other thread that the sugary coffee made you sick, and now seeing how much you added that makes total sense to me. (As a reference, my first added sugar was a little less than a tsp of honey added to 2 cups of hot tea; and when I did finally try adding sugar to my coffee, I started at 1/2 tsp per cup and learned I can handle up to 1 tsp per large mug but more than that one mug of coffee will make me sick to my stomach; since then, I stopped drinking coffee about 3 months ago, except when I grab an occasional cup where I work.)
    Think of Whole30 like rehab. When an addict gets clean, their resistance to the drug of choice is lowered, and they're much more likely to overdose at that point because of that lowered resistance (e.g., they want a hit and grab the dose they used to take, then that overloads their system and problems ensue). Our bodies have the same thing happen during Whole30 -- our resistances are lowered, so if we test the same level of sugar or dairy or whatever that we previously used (especially if we were heavy-handed), we're likely to experience problems. Give your body a little grace by taking it slow on things like this, especially since you noticed that reaction with the coffee on your first try
    I'd definitely suggest total W30 compliance until you feel back to your W30 normal, and then try a day of only added sugar without the caffeine as well (and in smaller amounts than you would've been prone to use prior to your W30 round). Give it a few/handful of days for you to normalize, and then keep moving forward with other stuff.
    Some other ideas on added sugar:
    -- honey in hot tea
    -- a little brown sugar mixed into sweet potato mash
    -- molasses as sweetener for homemade bbq
    -- honey as sweetener for a homemade vinaigrette
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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from SheaRostan in Reintroduction Day 3 observations...   
    I didn't add caffeine intentionally. I wanted something to add sugar to and it was the only thing available at the time
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    TrustyMutsi reacted to SheaRostan in Reintroduction Day 3 observations...   
    @TrustyMutsi It sounds like you're doing a great job being your own food detective! I love it!  I definitely agree drinking caffeine later in the day can cause sleep disturbances, and further more, if you're not really missing caffeine, maybe there's no need to add it back at all.  As far as food sensitivity reactions, you're definitely within that window to notice changes.  Most people think if they don't feel any different within 15-20 minutes, then that food must not be a problem.  I've found that a lot of people first develop symptoms 2-3 days after consuming a problematic food.  Keep up the great investigative work!
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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from Angelia in R1D31!!! I did it! My thoughts on how it went...   
    I'm hoping that after reintroduction I listen to my body better than I did before, and will have more control without the sugar addiction.
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    TrustyMutsi reacted to SheaRostan in R1D31!!! I did it! My thoughts on how it went...   
    @TrustyMutsi, that's a great goal, listening to your body!  It's amazing what we notice when we actually slow down.  Congratulations on all of your results, way to go!
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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from SheaRostan in Reintroduction Day 1: I need advice on what to eat for added sugar day...   
    Thanks! I got some honey smoked turkey breast without nitrates. I'll try fruit juice tonight.
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    TrustyMutsi reacted to Angelia in R1D31!!! I did it! My thoughts on how it went...   
    Love this!!    Isn't it great and greatly freeing to FEEL the difference??!!  My day 30 was Sept. 10 and I'm continuing as close to W30 as reasonable for me.  (Ex: now I eat ketchup sometimes, breakfast sausage sometimes, I don't order anything with cheese but if cheese comes on it I don't made a big fuss, red wine now and again.)  And just now I'm starting to notice my portions have been too big.  I'm actually satisfied with about 75 - 80% of the amount of food I've been eating since mid-August.  During W30, I made my plate and ate the whole thing regardless.  It was A LOT of food!  Now I'm actually in touch enough to know I can stop before the plate is empty because I'm satisfied.  HUGE STRIDES!! 
    Congratulations!  I can see a noticeable difference in both photos!! 
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    TrustyMutsi got a reaction from Angelia in R1D31!!! I did it! My thoughts on how it went...   
    So, I made it and I'm very proud of myself. Here are some quick thoughts on how it went. I will probably come back to update as I remember more things about my first round. I only had a couple days of high energy. That is probably because I still have VERY bad sleep, exercise, and water drinking habits. Towards the second half of W30 I felt like I needed to focus my willpower on JUST W30 and not exercise, or I'd snap and quit. My head has felt much clearer, like I've been in a fog before W30. When I was on a good sleep schedule, I slept MUCH sounder. I didn't stick to eating only 2 servings of fruit a day. My average was about 3. And I still had snacks once in a while. COMPLIANT snacks, mind you So maybe on a future round that's something else I can tighten up. I am not the ravenous food addict I was. I no longer feverishly go through the cupboards at 11pm, eat a bowl of potato chips, go right back to the cupboard just as ravenous as before, rinse and repeat, going to bed still feeling "hungry". Food with no brakes is a real thing. I think that what I THOUGHT was hunger was a junk food addiction, boredom, being tired, and my body being starved of good nutrients. About 10 days or so after starting W30, I would open the cupboard around 11pm, look at what's inside, and think "Eh, I'm not really hungry". I'm able to say no to bad foods in situations I never thought I'd be able to. I've been to a buffet, food at work, parties, and I've stayed strong every time. I hope this carries over into my post W30 days. NO migraines/headaches! My second day of W30 I had one of the worst ones ever, but since then I had ONE day of a very mild one, but that's it. Before W30 I would get debilitating migraine/headaches 2-3 times a month. I've had 8-9 dreams about messing up my W30 and having to start over. Hopefully these will stop now I'm glad none of them came true! I've lost 9.8 lbs!!! I've attached before/after pics. I don't really see a difference, but maybe others can.    

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    TrustyMutsi reacted to Amura in R1D31!!! I did it! My thoughts on how it went...   
    Congrats!
    I completely relate to the food-with-no-brakes comment.
    Beware, bad habits sort of want to creep back in - each day is a little victory in itself!
    Also.
    I notice a difference in the sideways picture. Your belly looks different, it's not the same curve. Slightly flatter, not as round.
    Not a huge difference indeed, but there it is - those 10lbs have to show somewhere!  
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    TrustyMutsi reacted to ShannonM816 in R1D18 Feeling so tired and overwhelmed...   
    You're not eating enough food. Your body needs fuel to function. Just like you can't run a car with an empty gas tank, you can't move your body when it hasn't had enough food.
    Try some new recipes. Try a new vegetable. Cook a vegetable you've had before in a new way. There are so many compliant foods out there, you are bound to find something you like. Make some sauces or dips to change the way meals taste. 
    As far as the heartburn, you had almond milk and almond butter, and sometimes nut products can be hard on the digestion. 
    Try looking at some whole30 recipes, see if you get excited about trying any of them. Here's a few to get you started: 
    http://meljoulwan.com/2010/08/08/paleo-egg-foo-yung/
    http://meljoulwan.com/2011/05/08/paleo-pad-thai/
    http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/
    http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/25/sbj-burger/
    http://meljoulwan.com/2009/07/17/eat-your-vegetables-eggplant/
    http://meljoulwan.com/2012/03/14/coconut-almond-green-beans/
    http://meljoulwan.com/2012/04/18/casa-muy-grande-plantains/
    https://therealfoodrds.com/creamy-broccoli-slaw/
    https://therealfoodrds.com/roasted-brussels-sprouts-bacon-aioli/
    https://nomnompaleo.com/post/9622823879/tomato-and-basil-salad
    These sites have other Whole30 recipes as well, so if none of these seem appealing, look at others.