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    lizziehall reacted to Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    Yay! That is definitely an NSV. I ran out of Larabars and I just am not going to get anymore until after the 30th which is the last day of my W30. Wait, maybe not. I am hiking with my very competitive sister that day. I hiked with my more talkative sister last Friday. 
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    Checking in on Day 8! I grabbed a couple new flavors of Rx bars from Trader Joe’s this weekend & I would say not eating those is my biggest temptation at the moment. I can’t 100% tell if I just want to try the new flavors or if I’m craving sweets so I won’t let myself eat them until I’m in a crunch. 
    I feel like this Whole30 isn’t giving me the crazy energy/motivation/Tigerblood that I’ve felt before. I do have a lot of outside factors that I can attribute that to, but I am getting a little frustrated. It can make it hard to keep going, especially with the little stuff. For example, I looked at chicken sausage that had maple syrup in it at the grocery store and definitely had the “does it really matter?” thought. Same though about the compliant Cassava flour chips. So I told myself that it’s a bad sign that I’m still looking to those food as comfort and I need to finish it out. And those are things I can definitely let myself have in the future. Now that I write it out I realize I had a self-control win today! I’ll try to shift my focus to that rather than frustration.
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    lizziehall reacted to Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    My sister is an accountant and she told me how stressful the exam is. Keeping you in my prayers as you pursue your degree and certification while doing Whole30.
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    lizziehall got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    @MadyVanilla It’s always nice to know I’m not alone! Whole30 really makes you realize how we’re trained to look at food throughout our lives. And I appreciate the luck, I’ll use all I can get  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    @MadyVanilla It’s always nice to know I’m not alone! Whole30 really makes you realize how we’re trained to look at food throughout our lives. And I appreciate the luck, I’ll use all I can get  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    3 Days down!
    I’ve still been really enjoying the foods and trying new recipes. I found a recipe for some rosemary potatoes that are amazing! Also, if you haven’t trie 40 Aprons Creamy Tuscan Chicken you MUST! I was to try it again soon with palmini “pasta” (only ingredient is hearts of palm). One thing I have never really struggled with that is driving me nuts right now is the scale. Maybe it’s because it’s been a while with all these restarts and I know I still won’t have that number satisfaction for another month. I feel great physically so I’m reminding myself that’s what matters. NSVs like no bloating, better sleep, and clearing skin are keeping me away from the scale right now. 
    I’ve been really thinking about why this Whole30 round has been so difficult for me, I feel like I’m sabotaging myself with all these restarts. My stress has been at an all time high for the past month and a half as I study for the CPA exam. I give 5 hours a day to preparing for this test, in addition to the seemingly endless school work, and I still feel hopeless. Food really is a coping mechanism for me and I think that’s why I’ve been more likely to go off plan. The thing that stinks is that it doesn’t help even a little bit. If anything, eating processed foods makes my brain work worse and I get tired so I have less hours to tackle my to-dos. Also, studying life is just way easier without alcohol or hangovers but a glass of wine always sounds so amazing after a long day. I’ve gotta break these dependencies and form better habits over the next 27 days, this round might be my most difficult and important yet!
     
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    My friend made chicken wings in the air fryer with a dry rub of Old Bay and I really thought they were whole30 so I dug in, but it turns out he had brushed them with butter before putting them in the air fryer... UGH. I asked him questions about ingredients but I was more focused on breading and sauces. So I guess I'm starting over. Again. I am discouraged but determined to do this right for the full 30 days.
    Here goes day 1!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    Day 1 again today...
    I went on a vacation this week and Whole30 just wasn't happening. I'm scoping out a new city to move to once I get my Master's so I went to different restaurants/bars to get a feel for the area. It didn't help that it rained all weekend and it seemed like the only thing to do was eat and drink! The timing of this round was poorly planned because I've known about this trip for a while and I know it was important that I make the most of my time there. I'm not beating myself up over it but I am doing a full restart. 
    Since my last post I have gotten my appetite back and been feeling great! I'm not sure if my sleep and lack of appetite were just an adjustment back to clean foods or due to added stress but I'm glad it's over.
    I made breakfast style potatoes this morning and added some Trader Joe's Italian chicken sausage, a fried egg and some hot sauce. I couldn't get to a grocery store yesterday after my drive so today might be a little sad on veggies but I'll make sure to use the frozen ones I have for dinner. I've been sticking to 2 meals a day for a while now but I got hungry earlier today so I snacked on a half of a pumpkin pie larabar and those things are delicious!! My first instinct was to go to Amazon and buy a big pack but I think I'll wait a week so that my sweet tooth is gone. 
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    It’s been a few more weird days for me. I wake up and have a cup of coffee with an espresso shot and nut pods every day and start getting hungry around 1pm. So I’ll eat a meal around that time and really try to stick to the template. The past few days have been sweet potatoes, onion, bacon, and spinach topped with 2 eggs. It seems to me that I’m getting the appropriate amount of fats and protein and filling the rest of my plate with veggies. I bet each serving is 1 cup spinach and 2/3 of a bigger sweet potato but it’s all meal prepped so I just kind of eyeball it. Then the rest of the day I am not hungry at all! I’ve tried to force myself to eat and always end up feeling sick and on the toilet (sorry tmi) so I don’t really know the proper way to handle this. I’ve stopped taking my medicine and that hasn’t helped with appetite, if anything it has just made me more stressed so I’ll probably start it again tomorrow. 
    Because of everything above I haven’t been feeling great physically. I definitely look smaller but I don’t want to get used to seeing that lol I know once my appetite comes back I’ll just be disappointed. I haven’t been sleeping very well and today I took a 2 hour nap, but my stress levels have been super high so I’m blaming that. 
    Ugh. I’m just frustrated. I’ll head over to the troubleshooting forum and see what I can find!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    Day 1 in the books, almost! I still have to make dinner but wanted to throw some thoughts in here about how I’m feeling. Woke up this morning around 6:20 and made myself an espresso with french vanilla nut pods, I’d never tried them in previous whole30s but I’ve gotten away from my taste for black coffee. I think they’ll do the trick! Here’s the food breakdown for the day:
    noon: Beanless chili (I made for keto and it works for whole30 too! sans cheese & sour cream) 
    3pm: running errands, gingerbread Rx bar
    future/7pm: chicken apple sausage with cauliflower, broccolini, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms bc I was LOW on veggies today
    Notes for thought & improvement:
    -Up the veggies in every meal!
    -Introduce more healthy fats
    -I know that Rx bar was a craving & not hunger... I always struggle with that but nothing like this round to conquer it!
    -Mindfulness of my prescription & its effects on hunger
    I have had to take my meds much more often than I used  to due to new stressors like grad school & studying for the CPA exam. The only real bad effect I get from them is that I can go long periods of time without even thinking about food. This was almost a perk while on Keto because people encouraged one meal a day (how did I think that was healthy!!!) but I know my body needs more than that. As great as weight loss is I need to focus on health first, and sometimes that might mean forcing myself to eat another meal. With other rounds I just listened to my body, but this time I’ll just have to be more active in thinking about my needs. And that’s why I’m going to make some dinner even though I really don’t want it! Because health!
    Too soon to notice any energy/sleep/mood changes other than a little irritability. 
    Hopes: clear up my skin, less bloating, no need for naps, sleeping through the night, overall better moods
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    lizziehall reacted to MadyVanilla in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    I find that if I can get through 3 days, I'm usually able to keep going, so I'm hoping today is easier for you!  It's the age old question of why do we want to turn to poor food items when we least need them?  I've certainly never found that my stress levels lessened or that I've felt better after digging into a box of sugary whatnots, and yet I also tend to go to food to cope.  And we KNOW this doesn't work!.  *Sigh...no good advice, just saying I know your struggle.  Good luck with the studying!
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    Despite the rain it sounds like a fun adventure scoping out a new city to live.  So excited for you on the brink of finishing your masters. what a big accomplishment.  Welcome back to the boards and best of luck with your reset. May it serve you well. 
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    Day 1 again today...
    I went on a vacation this week and Whole30 just wasn't happening. I'm scoping out a new city to move to once I get my Master's so I went to different restaurants/bars to get a feel for the area. It didn't help that it rained all weekend and it seemed like the only thing to do was eat and drink! The timing of this round was poorly planned because I've known about this trip for a while and I know it was important that I make the most of my time there. I'm not beating myself up over it but I am doing a full restart. 
    Since my last post I have gotten my appetite back and been feeling great! I'm not sure if my sleep and lack of appetite were just an adjustment back to clean foods or due to added stress but I'm glad it's over.
    I made breakfast style potatoes this morning and added some Trader Joe's Italian chicken sausage, a fried egg and some hot sauce. I couldn't get to a grocery store yesterday after my drive so today might be a little sad on veggies but I'll make sure to use the frozen ones I have for dinner. I've been sticking to 2 meals a day for a while now but I got hungry earlier today so I snacked on a half of a pumpkin pie larabar and those things are delicious!! My first instinct was to go to Amazon and buy a big pack but I think I'll wait a week so that my sweet tooth is gone. 
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Whole30 Round 5? 6?   
    I’m ready to do another round of Whole30! It’s been around 6 months since my last round & I’m desperately in need of a reset. After restaurants reopened in my state I went a little crazy and quickly started feeling badly. My boyfriend convinced me to try KETO with him and I thought it was a magic diet! I dropped weight quickly while eating cheese at every meal lol! But I know from other rounds than I’m sensitive to dairy so the mental fog, mid-day slumps and acne shouldn’t have surprised me. I also regained almost all of the weight I lost, and look worse than I began due to all the bloating. It was worth a try, but now I’m back to Whole30 to get me out of this hole I dug myself. I went grocery shopping today, took before pictures, got myself a “last meal” of sushi for dinner, and I’m ready to begin with Day 1 tomorrow!
     
    Side note: I have been intermittent fasting while on KETO and I’m pretty much in the habit & don’t get hungry until around 12 or 1. I know fasting isn’t encouraged but has anyone tried it? Should I break that habit and eat 3 meals a day? 
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    lizziehall reacted to Focusedwave in Shawna's First Whole 30   
    Shredded zucchini is a game changer!! Thank you for suggesting to doing that!!
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    lizziehall reacted to Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    Hi Lizzie!
    Actually, it's been very helpful to do this during quarantine - much less temptation from eating out & being social!
    We receive 2 to 3 meals/week from HelloFresh during this time.  I adapt the recipes to fit W30 & just save things like the rice packets for after W30. But this way, we're assured of having chicken on hand - when the grocery store was out. Their ground beef is also delicious! 
    I've gone to town once/week. Yesterday, I noticed all the bacon was sold out -- but the W30 compliant was almost untouched, so that was great! Chuck roast has not been available, so I splurged & bought beef short ribs last week. A real treat during this time & so good w/ mashed potatoes! Here, steak has been available so far.
    Sometimes, I've had to go to 2 different stores, but I've been able to buy sweet potatoes, potatoes, onion, cabbage, squash, carrots, celery, tomato, parsley/cilantro,  eggs, Nut Pod cream,[which I love], oranges, apples, bananas, mango, berries, grapes, avocado, lemon & lime, coconut milk & almond nut butter.
    Some things are also on Amazon, like ghee & coconut water.
    I'm just about to write in my Blog  how PEACEFUL & UPLIFTED I've felt - starting in the middle of the second week.  The first week was the hardest part, as I've never done W30 before & didn't have enough prep done ( like having chicken salad ready etc) ... but by the second week, it a lot easier & then the sense of well being kicked in, probably on Day 10. I've been very peaceful about everything & especially the issue of food/eating.  In this "zone", cravings are not an issue - don't really want any of the bad things & am enjoying these truly delicious meals*. Hope this helps!  
    I'm not an egg person, so I have half baked sweet potato w/ nut pot vanilla cream, coffee, bacon & a dab of 0 sugar fig jam. Look forward to it every day!
    I've allowed some things that aren't against the rules, but aren't encouraged either - but they are indulgent and keep me happy!
    (like the fig jam; an after dinner "cordial" sometimes of half grape juice / half coconut water; & sometimes for breakfast, I make a Banana "crepe" w/ bacon. (Paleo recipe of just banana & eggs blended together + vanilla & cinnamon) , cooked w/ Ghee. 
    My goal in W30 is not to get out of the habit of ever having/ enjoying dessert & yummy things, so I don't mind doing these small tweaks.
    & B/c of digestive health, I also have a fruit/veggie Smoothie w/ Collagen in the afternoon. 
    All the best!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Birdie7117 in Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20   
    I’d love to hear your opinion about doing this during quarantine! I am highly considering joining the worldwide Whole30 on April 13 but I have to say I am super nervous. My biggest two fears are (1) the grocery stores will not have exactly what I want and will throw me off plan and (2) I’ve had such high anxiety levels that adding a Whole30 might make a bad situation even more stressful. Do you have any input as far as your experience with these? It looks like you’ve been doing great!! You’ve knocked out the hardest part!!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Wow you look amazing!! Such a noticeable difference, and in only a month! These results along with all of those NSVs you listed are insane. Way to go!
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    R.I. day 31 - cont Gluten Free grains/sugar 
    9:30 woke up and got baby up and fed.  
    10:00 exercise- 30 min beach body prenatal baby yoga.
     
    2:00 M1:  sweet and sour chicken with onion peppers broccoli pineapple and 1/2c jasmine rice
    https://www.maryswholelife.com/whole30-instant-pot-hawaiian-chicken/
    This recipe is amazing!  My kids love it.  I added steam broccoli at the end after I thickened the sauce. My kids willing eat the broccoli when mixed in the sauce.  
    The rice - it was okay I would have enjoyed it just as much with the the rice cauliflower but it was nice having one less thing to prepare.  My nose started running but I recall I did that before with the sweet and sour chicken, so it may be the red pepper flakes.  I don’t do spicy often so it may be that.  I ate until I was full.  No desire to pile up more on my plate.  I am satisfied and pleased with my meal.
    I made GF banana muffins that are compliant and safe for my 11 yr DS, and the plan was to eat one with some eggs and veggies, but I just wasn’t hungry this morning.  So if there are any left (my son may very well eat them all) later on today I may have one of those if I decide I want it.  
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Reintro (RI) Day 1 - Gluten Free Grains and some sugar (if I eat a banana muffin)
    The whole 30 has been completed and satisfied.  Today begins the re-introduction of the unknown foods. Also the logging of scientific measurements of change as well as an inventory of NSV
    Whole30 Non-Scale Victories! 
    Physical (outside) 
    Fewer blemishes - my skin on my face neck arms and back have cleared up almost completely including black heads on my nose and chin.  I had only on pimple show up on my jaw line during ttom
    Glowing skin - my face is so soft and feels tighter and looks more youthful
    No more under-eye circles - less puffiness under my eyes
    Less dimpled skin - my legs and booty appear smoother 
    Longer, stronger nails - they do seem a little stronger and not as brittle
    Stronger, thicker hair - my hair has always been thick but it does feel healthier and less oily.  It also grew quite a bit, but it’s hard to tell if the growth was out of the norm for me.  (My hair grows super fast and is very thick.
     Brighter eyes - when I look in my eyes in the mirror I see a sparkle and happiness
     Flatter stomach - YES I still have the mommy pooch but I no longer look like I’m 6 months prego
     Leaner appearance - yes arms and legs and face are more defined and less poofy
     Clothes fitting better - clothes are loose and I went down 5 belt holes
     Rings fitting better - rings are loose and tend to slide around on my finger
    Less bloating - definitely less bloating and stomach discomfort 
    More defined muscle tone - not much here but I haven’t done much to develop this
    Less joint swelling - almost no joint swelling knees, foot and shoulder have almost no pain.
    Looking younger - my face definitely has a more youthful glow
    Feeling more confident in your appearance - yes
     Physical (inside) 
    Less stiff joints - considerably reduces 
     Less painful joints - yes
     Fewer PMS symptoms - yes I was able to function for the first few days.  The pain was more along a 4 rather than a 9.
     A more regular monthly cycle - yes
    Increased libido - hard to tell it’s pretty high to start with.
     Less stomach pain - Yes
     Less diarrhea - completely gone 
     Less constipation - yes as long as I’m getting enough water
    Less gas - yes 
     Improved “regularity” - no I actually poo less but I think it’s due to my body being able to use more of what I’m giving it
    Fewer episodes of illness - yes
     Fewer seasonal allergies - yes less post nasal drip and my cough cleared up
     Fewer headaches - gone
    Less chronic pain - my shoulder pain is almost completely gone
    Less chronic fatigue - definitely have more energy
     Less tendonitis/ bursitis Less shoulder/ back/ knee pain - yes
    Mood, emotion, and psychology 
    You’re happier - yes I find myself smiling all the time
    You’re more outgoing - I’ve been a bit more chatty these days
     You’re more patient - yes
    You’re more optimistic - yes
    You laugh more - yes
    You’re less anxious - a bit
    You’re less stressed - yes
    You handle stress better - yes
    Fewer mood swings - yes
     Improved depression symptoms - I have none currently
     Improvement in your mental health condition - yes
     Fewer sugar cravings - emphatic yes
    Fewer carb cravings - yes
     Improved body image - yes
     Improved self-esteem - yes 
     Improved self-confidence - yes
    Less reliance on the scale - this was a big one for me and yes. 
    Feeling in control of your food - yes
    Brain function 
    Improved attention span - yes
    Improved performance at your job or  - yes
    Improved memory - some
     Faster reaction times - some
    Clearer thinking - yes
    Higher productivity - yes
    Sleep 
    You’re sleeping more - somewhat
    You fall asleep more easily - YES
     You sleep more soundly - Yes
     You no longer need to hit the “snooze” button - yes
     You awaken feeling refreshed - somewhat
     Less snoring - a little
    Less night sweats - somewhat
    Fewer restless leg syndrome - yes
    Energy 
    Energy levels are higher - yes
     Energy levels are more even - yes
     More energy in the morning - yes
    No more mid-day energy slump - somewhat
     More energy to play with your kids - yes
     More energy to exercise - yes
     More energy to socialize - yes
     More energy at work or school - yes
    You no longer need to eat every two hours - YES
     You no longer get cranky if you don’t eat - yes
     You feel energetic between meals - yes
    You need less sugar or caffeine to prop up energy levels - YES
    Sport, exercise, and play 
    You started moving or exercising - yes
    You became more consistent with exercise - somewhat
     You can exercise longer, harder, or faster - yes
     You feel more athletic - yes
    You recover more effectively from exercise or sport - Yes
      You play more with your kids or dog - yes
    Food and behaviors 
    Healthier relationship with food - Yes Yes Yes
    Reduction in disordered eating habits - YES Practicing mindful eating - YES
    Learned how to read a label - began reading them again
    Know which foods make you more healthy or less healthy - learning
     Eat to satiety - YES
     Listening to your body - YES
     Abandoned yo-yo dieting or crash dieting - YES No longer afraid of dietary fat - I learned this years ago but I did introduce some new fats
     Learned how to cook - I fell back in love with cooking and no longer avoid it
     Don’t use food for comfort - YES
    Don’t use food as reward - learning
     Don’t use food as punishment - yes
     Don’t use food as stress management - yes
    No longer a slave to sugar and carbs - YESs
    Know the difference between hunger and cravings - yes and boredom 
    Fewer cravings - yes yes yes
     Healthy coping strategies to deal with cravings - yes
     More variety, color, vitamins, and minerals in your diet - YES
    Food no longer has unwanted “side effects” - yes
     No more food guilt or shame - yes
     No more bingeing - yes
    When you do indulge, it’s deliberate - yes
    When you do indulge, you savor it - yes
    Lifestyle and social 
    New healthy habits to pass down to your kids  - yes 
    More knowledgeable about nutrition - yes
     You shop locally and eat seasonally - somewhat
    New cooking skills - no
    New recipes - Yes Yes Yes
    Meal prep is organized and efficient - somewhat
     You’ve made new like-minded friends who support your lifestyle - yes
    You maximize your food budget - somewhat
    Spend less time and money at the doctor’s - spent none to begin with
     You’ve created other health goals - yes
    Healthy eating habits have brought your family closer - somewhat
    You’ve joined a new community - yes
    Your kids have the best school lunches - we homeschool but their lunches do rock
     People ask you what you’re doing differently - somewhat
     People come to you for health, food, or lifestyle advice - yes
    You are Whole30 - I am!
    Weight 185.0   (-14.0/-22.2)
    Chest: 40”  (-1.25”-/1.75”)
    Waist: 40.5” (-4”/-6”)
    Hips: 45.5” (-3.25”/-6.25”)
    Right thigh: 27.5”  (-.5”/-1”)
    Right calf: 15.25” (-.5”/-.75”)
    Right bicep: 13.5”  (-.5”/-.5”)
    6:00 woke up changed baby journaled and went back to bed
    After journaling my results and NSV I reluctantly took my body measurements and stepped on the scale.  Sadly the thoughts going through my head that I was having to dismiss and debunk were things like … what if the numbers don’t match how I feel, what if the difference of I what I see in the mirror and in my clothes is more in my mind.  So on.  I had to remind myself the numbers no longer have power over me, they cannot add to or take away from how I feel about me, what I see in the mirror, how I feel in my clothes, the fact that I had to buy a new belt!  I am not the number.  I stepped on the scale still hesitant.  I looked down without having to look over my stomach and I smiled.  It was more than I thought.  I stepped off.  Wrote it down. Went back to bed.  I told my hubby, but other than that I’m letting the number go because it is just a number and will continue to change.  I’m not focused on that, I am choosing to focus on the NSV because the moment before weighing was eye opening on just how much of a slave I was to that number.  
     
     
     
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Will you continue to log your reintro on here? I’m thinking I’ll continue with mine & I’d love to follow along your reintro experience!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in Amy's Log for 2020   
    I was doing intermittent fasting right before this whole30 as well! I didn’t see any results after a few weeks eating from 12-6 but I think it helped me create healthier habits (like not eating right before bed). As long as I eat a dinner that fits the guidelines on Whole30 I’ve found I naturally don’t eat after dinner anyway. 
    Good luck with everything it seems like you’re doing great!
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    lizziehall reacted to heb2014 in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Good grief - I am not creative enough. I can't remember how many times during my round 1 I ate salad with no dressing because none of the options were complaint. Olive oil and lemons - this is so smart!
    And what you said a couple of posts back about your 11yr old with food allergies - I love this! I remember how shocked and happy I was when my 5 yr old ate 2 helpings of my Whole30 meatloaf (150% more than I expected her to eat). It's so nice when you find a new complaint recipe the whole family will/can eat.
     
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Yes on the tastebuds it’s like they woke up from a long slumber.  Food is finally interesting again. 
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Isn’t it funny how your taste changes so quickly? You aren’t depending on that added sugar in everything (seriously everything!!) and appreciating the flavors of real food more. I’ve noticed the same thing recently. Also, a very good reminder to be kind to yourself and your body, I had uterine fibroids and they made my TOM so awful. Rest as much as you can and try to eat if you can stomach it (especially bananas!). Good luck to you, finish strong!!