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    Revelate reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    I can't believe it's Wednesday already.  Working at home, the days just slide by...
    Monday I did not start Whole 30-It was a rainy, dreary day and I had to give blood at 9:00 am.  I've really gotten used to lounging around until 10:00 or so.  I completely forgot I was doing Whole 30 and ate my usual Nutter Butters offered in the cantina after the donation was complete.  Also, my new Instant Pot arrived (first time user!) and I needed to read and investigate how to use it.  No exercise all day - I wasn't feeling it.  Lesson learned:  While I don't have to check labels or struggle to come up with meal ideas, I DO need to put some thought into this program.  Since I haven't been thinking or planning, this wasn't at the forefront of my mind. 
    Tuesday was a new day - I used a sweet potato that I cooked in the Instant Pot to make a breakfast casserole.  Lunch was leftover Mexican (compliant) and dinner was grilled chicken and salad.  I was really hungry in  the evening and reached for some almonds - they were honey-roasted and I didn't think anything about it until a handful or so in...*sigh.  I really need to put more effort and thought into this if I want to be successful. Exercise was good - upper body workout in the morning, hour long walk on the treadmill due to the threat of storms, and then a 90-min yin yoga class.  
    So today is another new day.  Once again, I haven't really been thinking about doing Whole 30.  I need to buy one of the new books to read to help engage myself.  
    Pain=0.  Though I had to take ibuprofen last night so I could sleep.  
    Energy=7.  Not as good as it could be, but I've got enough energy to do a lot of little chores in between work sessions today.  
    Breakfast-Casserole made yesterday:  1 sweet potato, 1 zucchini, 1 onion, 6 eggs.  Cooked and cut into 4 pieces for 4 days.  
    Lunch-leftover salad from dinner
    Dinner-Cod fish and salad
    Snack if I need it:  hot tea
    I did my upper body work out this morning.  Plan to go for a walk in a little while.  I'm hoping to get a yoga session in, but it depends on how long I'm walking and how I feel afterward.  
    Plan: Investigate Whole 30 books to help me get in the right mindset.  I should also make a plan of meals for the week and post it on the fridge so I'm not eating mindlessly.    
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    Revelate reacted to MadyVanilla in Take Advantage   
    So Day 1 started beautifully, I got all my exercise in, but it turns out that I really can't start effectively without preparation.  I had crab dip leftover and it's too expensive to throw away...that ended up being my dinner.  Not terrible, except that it's made with regular mayonnaise, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese.  So there's that. 
    Revised plan - take the rest of this week to get myself in gear, plan meals for next week and a shopping list, enjoy a few more cups of coffee with cream and a few more glasses of wine, and be ready to start on Monday.  I'll still journal to track my pain, since that and my blood pressure are the reasons I'm doing this.  And also all of the other wonderful NSV that go along with eating so much healthier.  Plus, I know that with journaling even if I'm not yet following Whole 30, I'll still be more aware of what I'm eating.  
      Countdown T -4
    pain - 0, but I also took ibuprofen at 5:00 am after not being able to get back to sleep for over an hour due to extreme achiness  on my right side, which is not typical.  
    My bp was much better today, not sure why.  I did try to drink more water yesterday and definitely ate less food - just eggs, salad, crab dip.  Maybe that's why?
    Exercise plan:
    Push-up training - done
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    Revelate reacted to ShannonM816 in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    The calendar is just a general guideline. Some people follow it exactly, some not at all, and some follow parts of it bit not all of it. Eliminating some items before you start can make a difference in the symptoms you feel or put you a little ahead of the timeline.
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    Revelate reacted to suzannes in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    Agreed...but I also found the expectations "calendar" pretty funny, in a slightly snarky dark way. It made me laugh and also a bit comforted knowing that other folks have struggles at different times in this journey. The explanations of why I might experience these things was also very helpful. It's an individual journey, but it can be a supportive shared experience too. Thanks all - cheers!
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    Revelate reacted to mkukiela in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    If you someone finds themselves behind the timeline by a number of days in some cases, might this suggest that their system may be more 'messed up' and in need of a longer than Whole30? 
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    Revelate reacted to jmcbn in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    Can I just comment here that not everyone follows the timeline so if you're NOT experiencing the listed 'symptoms' you're not necessarily doing it wrong - also sometimes the expectation actually brings it on, which isn't always the best thing

    Comparison is the thief of joy - enjoy your OWN journey!!
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    Revelate reacted to praxisproject in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    If you're looking for the Timeline
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    Revelate reacted to rebswirl in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    I found it! In case you need it, here's a link:

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    Revelate reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    @Fernsk there's no hard and fast rule, so just whatever makes sense to you, I guess. Think about how you'd use these things in a typical meal -- if you're having bread, and you'd mostly just want a piece or two at the end of the meal to sop up the last bit of sauces on a plate, you might just have slightly less of everything  so you wouldn't be too stuffed to have the bread. If you serve something over rice, even though rice is not a vegetable, for the average person, it's kind of taking the place of vegetables, so instead of having your food over cauli rice or over a potato, you have it over rice. Just try to eat these things the way you normally would want to have them and do the best you can to build your meal around that.
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    Revelate reacted to praxisproject in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Grape skin - This is why red wine is red and there are actually a lot of people allergic to a protein in the skin called LTP, some people have a reaction to the fermentation of the skins only, others have trouble with grapes too (some fruit juices contain a splash of grape juice). Tannins - Also found in grape skin but most people have tasted them in black tea. Histamine & Tyramine - Found in aged and fermented foods, red wine is usually fermented for longer. Alcohol - Often dismissed, if the red wine you drink is higher in alcohol than the white, it may just be the alcohol.
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    Revelate reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    I'm not sure why the order is different in the book and on the website, but it really doesn't matter what order you use, the important part is to go back to whole30 eating for at least two days between different categories of foods, more if you have a reaction that lingers for more than two days.
    The point of reintroducing foods is to help you decide what foods you want to include in your regular diet going forward. If you love cheese and are okay with not feeling great after you eat it, it may be worth it to you to have it sometimes. Whole30's position is that none of the foods that you've left out for the last 30 days are ever truly good for you, whether you have a noticeable reaction to them or not -- but it's also understood that food is not always simply fuel, that there are emotional and cultural influences on what we eat, and that we are not always going to only eat healthy stuff 100% of the time. If you haven't read it before, I suggest you look for the three part series on the whole30 blog titled, Dear Melissa: What do you eat? It's a good explanation of how she has discovered which foods are worth it to her and which aren't.
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    Revelate reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    You can actually reintroduce dairy and sugar together if you want. Here's a quote from the reintroduction article:
    Also, have you read the Slow Roll Reintroduction article? 
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    Revelate reacted to Physibeth in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    The point is to test things as isolated from each other as possible. On the flip side if you have an extreme reaction to something you might want to add more than 2 days of compliance before you introduce something again to ensure you are feeling as good as you were when you started. You really want the best data possible so you can make well informed decisions in your post Whole30 world. Also for many that don't have immediate reactions there can be a build up over time reaction. Take me for example. I had no obvious physical issues to anything I introduced (except when I've accidentally had soy - makes me angry). However I know that if I were to put gluten back in my diet on a regular basis I would start feeling foggy in the afternoons again. I also have found out that eating non-gluten grains regularly makes me feel pudgy and sluggish after a while. Knowing these things helps me decide if something I might eat is worth it or not.
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    Revelate reacted to GFChris in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Hi Hutlifr.
    In your context, it sounds like you already know how the dairy you want to eat affects you.  In that case, there's no reason for you to do a controlled reintroduction on that food group: you've already got the information you need.   The idea behind reintroduction is to test for when you don't know how a food group impacts you physically/psychologically, and/or you want to know how eating that food will affect you.
    Some folks separate out different types of dairy on different days. For example, they don't know how cow's milk impacts them vs. sheep's/goat's milk. Those people would do three different cow's milk products on one day, and then three different sheep's milk products on another day.  Or a pasteurized dairy day vs. raw dairy day.  Soft cheese day vs. hard cheese day.
    It's your experiment of 1: test for what makes sense in the context of what you already know, don't yet know and/or want to discover.