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  1. Flynn

    Help! Digestion problems...

    Bananas, sweet potatoes with skin and broccoli are nice for helping bulk things up and moving things out.
  2. I think Tom's summary is awesome: "The Whole30 encourages you to eat as many carbs like sweet potato, butternut squash, etc. as needed to maintain energy levels, so you might do a low, moderate, or high carb Whole30 depending upon your needs". I'm definitely a high carber...otherwise I have no energy, no sex drive, and I'm very irritable...basically I'm a total B**ch and my elimination slows/stops which makes it worse! Find what works for you
  3. Flynn

    Whole 30 Gout!

    Hi! My husband also has gout so I can's very hard to watch the pain it causes! He thought he bumped his toe for a few days and then couldn't get out of bed or even have a blanket over the foot We had no idea it was gout until he went to the doctor and was diagnosed. The main things that have helped my husband are cutting out red meat, organ meat, dark meat and all seafood. As Tom stated, it's high purine foods and those are the ones to let go. The high purine vegetables don't make a difference for my husband, it's the meats that causes attacks so he avoids them. If your BF also has autoimmune or kidney problems it's a good idea to check with a doctor because they can give medications to assist kidneys that aren't up to par on elimination that really help to shorten the episode, then you can control the attacks with diet. Also, yes on the cherries, they are supposed to be great for gout. Good luck!
  4. Flynn

    The crazy things people say

    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit. "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"