FairyRN

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    FairyRN got a reaction from farmermama in First time Whole30 starting 9/15   
    Hello! New to this forum! I am starting my first Whole30 next Monday and pray it helps resolve some of the health issues I have been experiencing! I just finished ”It Starts with Food” and boy am I angry at big food companies for scientifically modifying food to make it addictive = more consumption = more profit AND also more metabolically unhealthy individuals  Hoping to finally slay Sharon my sugar dragon for good! Thank you for having this space for us! 
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    FairyRN got a reaction from Dara750 in First time Whole30 starting 9/15   
    Hello! New to this forum! I am starting my first Whole30 next Monday and pray it helps resolve some of the health issues I have been experiencing! I just finished ”It Starts with Food” and boy am I angry at big food companies for scientifically modifying food to make it addictive = more consumption = more profit AND also more metabolically unhealthy individuals  Hoping to finally slay Sharon my sugar dragon for good! Thank you for having this space for us! 
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    FairyRN reacted to decker_bear in Going from keto to whole30, scared!   
    Well, I'm a few days late to your party but ... I have also done both. For me, I feel more balanced on W30. I LIKE fruit. I LIKE sweet potatoes. I also love how freeing W30 is because you don't have to measure everything to the gram and keep a constant eye on your carb content. I think you're going to do just fine on W30. After all, fighting inflammation is one of the key things we're working on here. If you're having a hard time, you can always limit your fruits and starchy veg - they aren't REQUIRED on W30. Good luck! I can't wait to follow you on your journey! 
    PS - instead of your heavy cream, try blending some coconut milk or coconut oil in your coffee in a Magic Bullet (or similar). It's a game changer. 
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    FairyRN reacted to Lizzy59 in Going from keto to whole30, scared!   
    Thank you so much I'm not really doing it for weight loss (though I won't complain if it happens) I'm more concerned about my health.  I'm celiac, have psoriasis over 30% of my body , have lots of inflammation in my body asthma and reaching 60 in a year. When I go off keto all the inflammatory aches and pains come back and I start wheezing and coughing.  I really want W30 to work. As much as I love meat I love veggies and fruit as much. Again thanks for the info. It's only been a couple of days on W30. I think I should do fine. I feel like it was so much harder to start keto because  you give up so much more. Giving up the sweeteners for real fruit is a fare trade and having vegetables instead of cheese or my heavy cream in coffee might prove to be a challenge 
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    FairyRN reacted to SchrodingersCat in Going from keto to whole30, scared!   
    I've done both. Remember that W30 isn't meant to be a forever thing (though paleo is very close and is supposed to be a lifestyle). Keto wasn't sustainable for me because I love veggies, and couldn't wrap my head around having to limit them. 
    It's a big change - you have to give up all your sweeteners, and the dairy, as you've said. And you have to not be afraid to load up your plate with veg, even the starchy ones (though I limit those to 1 meal a day and not a huge serve, I feel healthier with leafy or non-starchy veg, the starchy stuff is delicious but makes me feel sleepy and heavy so I save it for dinner).
    The thing about keto is that it didn't exclude those foods for being unhealthy- it excluded them for being higher in carbs. Carbs aren't bad for you (though many keto followers will say they are). Keto was designed to help people with epilepsy, because a super low carb diet actually shrinks the part of the brain that causes seizures. And they realised that people lost weight on it through ketosis (which is actually the controlled version of the same thing that happens to untreated type 1 diabetics who lose weight no matter what they eat). So really, keto is taking advantage of a sub-optimal body response to lose weight. 
    Whole30 is just eating very clean and close to nature and excluding the foods that are most likely to cause adverse reactions in people, then adding those foods back one at a time to see which ones affect you personally. People do tend to lose weight on it, but it isn't a weight loss diet, and the goal is to actually reintroduce excluded foods and learn which ones are worth it for you. Many people transition to paleo, which is pretty close.  
    Hope that helps!
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    FairyRN reacted to ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Public Service Announcement: 
    The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by.
    That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. 
    The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!