Maria45

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    Maria45 reacted to SelWhole30 in Day 28 - Depressed and Fat   
    I am super super super new to this but I do know something about anxiety and depression. Whole30, for me, is meant to help me those two things. I think your anxiety towards weight loss is potentially causing you to keep on weight if you have found you didn't lose weight. Instead of using that as a guide, let me ask you this - do you feel better? Did you prove to yourself that you can tackle something that requires commitment, dedication and an understanding of your own body and needs? I can answer that second one for you because you are on day 29 - yes, yes you did and it looks like you have kids so kudos on the double whammy. all you need to know is that you got your health in a better spot. If it does not result in weight loss and you actually do need to medically lose weight then your next step is a doctor and explain what you have done to try to adjust your health. Chances are the doctor would not have supplied any medical modifications until your food intake was adjusted anyways so you eliminated a step 1. 
     
    My husband has sleep apnea brought on by weight gain, he did Whole 30 and while it helped other things it was not successful in weight loss or sleep apnea however, the doctor praised his health and set him up with the sleep study which then resulted in the fact that all were connected. One very quick surgery later on his nose and boom he actually lost weight and is sleeping like a baby. You could try fasting but again - whole 30 is meant to make you feel good regardless of weight loss so you need to focus on how you feel internally and the badass-ness you've accomplished! 
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    Maria45 got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Side dish recommendation   
    Hi Everyone.  When I am preparing a time-consuming protein, I like to have an easy side dish.  Here is a compliant recommendation that you can get in the freezer section of Whole Foods:
    Cascadian Farm Organic - Root Vegetable Hashbrowns (only 3 ingredients - organic Yukon gold potatoes, organic carrots, organic sweet potatoes)
    I thought that it was a delicious side dish.  Note that it takes a while to brown the veggies if you like your hashbrowns very crunchy.
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    Maria45 got a reaction from Carolyn L in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    How great to see so many starting on February 1!  Wonderful that you will have the support of each other!!
    I am new to this and I'm on day 13 today.  My advice (take it or leave it... I'm a newbie) is not to replace sugar to get that feeling of dessert in other ways.  I had to give up cashew nut butter (only ingredient - raw cashews) because I was eating it out of the container and I felt like I was eating a pint of ice cream.  I gave the nut butter to a friend.  Then, I started eating pears and bananas.  We don't have any more of them in the house and I'm not going to restock.
    One more piece of advice... I really like the "Whole30 Approved" section of this site.  Just click on it; it's on the top of the page.  You can find some nice options for sauces to make foods more interesting or "Hint Water" that adds a little lift to all of the water that you will be drinking.  Nice companies that are Whole30 Approved!  One caveat - Just because some of the company's items are compliant does not mean that all of them are.  You must still check all ingredients and look for hidden sugars.
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    Maria45 got a reaction from Carolyn L in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    How great to see so many starting on February 1!  Wonderful that you will have the support of each other!!
    I am new to this and I'm on day 13 today.  My advice (take it or leave it... I'm a newbie) is not to replace sugar to get that feeling of dessert in other ways.  I had to give up cashew nut butter (only ingredient - raw cashews) because I was eating it out of the container and I felt like I was eating a pint of ice cream.  I gave the nut butter to a friend.  Then, I started eating pears and bananas.  We don't have any more of them in the house and I'm not going to restock.
    One more piece of advice... I really like the "Whole30 Approved" section of this site.  Just click on it; it's on the top of the page.  You can find some nice options for sauces to make foods more interesting or "Hint Water" that adds a little lift to all of the water that you will be drinking.  Nice companies that are Whole30 Approved!  One caveat - Just because some of the company's items are compliant does not mean that all of them are.  You must still check all ingredients and look for hidden sugars.