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    Physibeth reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    He's a great guy - he knows his meat, and he knows how to cook it too.... Once you have a good relationship with your butcher you know he's always gonna give you the best cuts of meat. I trust him, I know the meat is locally sourced, and no way would I even entertain the thought of buying from a supermarket! Plus he has a cracking sense of humour 
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Yes! And I have two fridges!  Husband's son asked if he could store something in the second fridge the other day and I told him if it wasn't out of my fridge by shopping day, it was getting evicted, I need SPAAAACE! LOL!
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    Physibeth reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When fitting your groceries into the fridge on food shop day is a work out in itself...
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    Physibeth reacted to jessicalynn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You raise your eyebrows at other people's ideas of healthy eating. The other day I saw someone on facebook tell someone else "Don't forget to eat your whole grains too! You need them in a healthy diet!" and all I could think one NEEDS grains. My mother also recently urged me to eat more nuts, specifically that I should be eating nuts and dried fruit in the mornings. NOPE. 
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Questions about Reintroduction   
    I would do some thinking about this one. If you are hungry, it is really much better to eat than to suppress your appetite. Work on making sure your hormones are balanced and you are eating foods that don't create false hunger (like junk food does) and you should be able to eat until satisfied and not have an unwelcome appetite to suppress. really. 
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    Physibeth reacted to GFChris in Questions about Reintroduction   
    We really don't give guidance on what is more healthy or less healthy post-Whole30. Gum isn't on a Whole30 because of the sweeteners and because it fakes out your digestive system.
    Again, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, it's your call for what you feel is worth it to reintroduce in your life and body.
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in Questions about Reintroduction   
    I would say also that instead of focussing or wondering about reintroduction when you are barely a third of the way through the program, focus on the now.  All the lessons and signs and signals that you should be learning about your body.  How you feel when you eat enough vs not enough, how your sleep is when you add starchy veggies, how your exercise/energy levels are.  The more attention you pay to yourself as you go along, the better equipped you are going to be to assess your reaction to foods as you start to reintroduce them at the end.
    You may very likely find that at the end of 30 days that you are going to desire (or not desire) things in a very different way than you do now. Chocolate, wine and turkey sandwiches may not hold the same appeal to you once you have completed the program.
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    Physibeth reacted to Tom Denham in Questions about Reintroduction   
    If you are snacking on nuts, you are not eating enough food at meals. What you need to work on is not simply controlling yourself when it comes to nuts. You need to increase the protein, fat, and veggie content of your meals so that you are not tempted to eat nuts.
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    Physibeth reacted to GFChris in Questions about Reintroduction   
    The purpose of reintroduction is to help you decide how to "ride your own bike" going forward.  You're an experiment of n=1: no one can tell you how you'll physically or psychologically react to reintroducing chocolate, cocktails or bread until you do so.

    You can either reintroduce following this structured schedule or do more of a slow-roll reintroduction. 
    Armed with those results, you then decide whether and how often to eat certain off-plan foods, in terms of whether it's worth it to you.
    Whether you do another Whole30 is dependent on your personal goals for why you took on a Whole30 in the first place.

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    Physibeth got a reaction from edgymama in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I am! I think one more would tip the ship. I remember reading in something Melissa posted that Dallas can hold more eggs when he is very hungry though. 
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    All good advice above. The thing that sticks out for me, though, is your size: you wear a small or extra small in clothes, but still feel you need to lose weight. Why? Do you hope to become an extra-extra small? why? I would do some hard thinking about goals here. If the idea of the number 150 seems "too high" to you, but you look great and have lots of energy weighing that amount, maybe that idea is the thing to shift, not the weight.
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    Physibeth reacted to GFChris in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    I wonder if the nuts are causing bloat for you?  You might try dropping the nuts and nut butters in this next round and see if that makes a difference for you.
    When eggs are your sole protein, the serving size is the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand without dropping them. For most folks, that's 3-4 eggs.
    What were your fats at meal 2 and 3?
    If you're not that hungry after PiYo, I'd suggest at least having the post-WO meal of protein and carb, no fat. Even if you have a couple bites of each.

    As an aside, did you take measurements before and after the Whole30 you just completed?  Do you notice whether your clothes fit differently? What I'm trying to get at: is there a chance the weight shifted on the scale, and your body composition changed?
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    Physibeth reacted to GFChris in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    It would help if you posted 2-3 days worth of meals for you, including pre and post WO meals, portion sizes, water consumption, nightly hours of sleep and how often and how long you did the PiYO exercise, along with any other activity.
    One thing that sticks out to me is the banana and cashew butter in the morning. I wonder how often your meals followed the recommended meal template of 1-2 palms of protein (compared to your hand palm size, not your husband's), 1-3 cups of veggies, and a compliant fat? Nuts are a fat source on a Whole30 and are intended to be used on a limited basis.
    Skipping meals might have contributed to your current situation.  Also, did you have meal 1 within an hour of waking?  You want to do that for optimal hormonal balance.
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    Physibeth reacted to MTNan in The crazy things people say   
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    Physibeth reacted to Eetzurbrainzz in The crazy things people say   
    On a much less ranty note, my favorite reaction when people ask about my "diet" is: "Oh, I could never do that."  I usually just smile a pained smile and think, "Oh, you definitely just don't want to."  I want to tell them not to sell themselves short; they're certainly capable!
    Another thing I thought was funny was how surprised people were at how much I spend on groceries every week.  I got the eyebrow raise, and "What??!! You spend $165 for 2 people??? I spend just over $100 for a family of four..." We tried explaining how we fill our cart with fresh veggies and good proteins.  Also when you do the math, it's just under $25 a day, which I really don't think is horrible, especially since we're eating three huge delicious meals every single day.  Just priorotize your budget!
    I also didn't bother mentioning that $165 is actually a cheap week for us...
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    They also paint all humans with the same brush (cut carbs, lose weight) and they forget to mention "Cut carbs, lose your mother effing mind for 2 weeks a month, nearly get divorced, have high anxiety, lose focus, wicked headache, oh we're sorry, women actually need carbs but screw your physical needs, LOSE WEIGHT."
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    Physibeth reacted to Eetzurbrainzz in The crazy things people say   
    I just saw an Atkins commercial that really ticked me was advertising "candies" so that people who "missed indulging" on their sweets could satisfy (fall victim to) their cravings.  The commercial ended with some stupid slogan like "Cut carbs...lose weight."  Really????  I guess it's just after all I've learned about being healthy from Whole30, stuff like this just really gets under my skin.  First of all, they're wrong about cutting carbs altogether, but it's also horrible that they're pushing these sugar-alcohol laden, chemically formulated balls of garbage on these poor misguided people.  Oh, sure, you'll lose some weight, but you'll be spending some "quality" time with your toilet!  Those rotten things wreck your system.  I'd rather be pudgy than be sick from eating fake "diet" candy.  People need to wake up and educate themselves about what they're doing to their bodies. 
    End rant.  Thanks for reading.
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    Physibeth reacted to Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
    This was a couple of years ago where I went to a restaurant (I believe they are a chain of restaurants in Western Canada) where they specify that they have a gluten free menu options.
    So I ordered a bunless burger and a salad which had a variety of nuts, seeds etc. added to the salad.  The waitress then argued with me that if I was gluten and dairy sensitive I should order the salad without the nuts.  I told her that unless the nuts and seeds were coated with flour, that they should be fine.  She looked at me strange at that point - like I didn't know what I was talking about.
    I had no real issue with the waitress herself - after all not everyone is aware of what a gluten sensitivity is.  However, I was slightly appalled that a restaurant that market's itself  as GF - doesn't take the time to explain to the staff what GF actually is.....
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    Physibeth got a reaction from edgymama in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I am! I think one more would tip the ship. I remember reading in something Melissa posted that Dallas can hold more eggs when he is very hungry though. 
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    Physibeth reacted to Munkers in The crazy things people say   
    *after repeatedly explaining my gluten issues and that bread, etc. is no bueno*
    Boss: Hey, I made sure there's a cheese pizza since I know you're picky.
    On an entirely separate occasion:
    Boss (to me): What kind of toppings do you want for pizza?
    Me: I can't eat pizza.
    *cue boss has NO idea why I'm declining, I attempt to explain that gluten=flour and pizza is made with flour. She is completely boggled. Like, as if I had just tried to teach her astrophysics.*
    I just love the implication that "hey, I have a food allergy" has translated into 1. I must be a picky eater and/or 2. I'm a vegetarian. Neither is remotely true.
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    Physibeth reacted to goldenangel23 in The crazy things people say   
    I was eating breakfast at work (veggies and a compliant chicken sausage) and a co-worker comes in covered in brownies, looks at my plate and says 'A hot dog?  I don't feel so bad about brownies for breakfast now!'
    Um... That is not *quite* the same.  Then she proceeds to say that she doesn't like veggies, but mine always smell so good.  She's more of a fruit (or brownies) girl...
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Day 19: Feeling discouraged   
    19 days trying to eat whole30 but missing a few details here and there is still a HUGE accomplishment and a step in the right direction. You have all the time in the world to continue to refine what you are doing--don't let yourself believe that not trying would have been better.
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Day 19: Feeling discouraged   
    One more specific note on the coffee creamer. This isn't just a sugar bomb; it's non-compliant. See below from the can I have guide:
    Tip: Regarding “Paleo” coffee creamer… sigh. We know there’s a recipe out there where eggs, coconut milk, dates, and some voodoo magic are combined with prayers to create a thick, creamy concoction that can take the place of your cream and sugar (or Coffeemate) and once again transform your undrinkable black coffee into sweet, dreamy caffeine. This is not okay–sugary creamer substitutes fall under the SWYPO rule. Instead, we’d encourage you to take a look at why you need this at all. Do you really like coffee, or are you drinking it for the hit of sugary flavor? - See more at:
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    Physibeth reacted to gtinari in Whole30 for picky eaters?   
    Thanks everyone. I'm happy to see this probably won't be an issue. And I am going to come into it with a very open mind about trying new foods. @ShannonM816, I love your suggestion about buying one or two new food items per week and incorporating them with other foods I already like. I'll definitely try that.
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in Whole30 for picky eaters?   
    Also be aware that your tastes can change from childhood to early adulthood to later adulthood.  Something that disgusted you as a child and became part of your definition of yourself probably isn't true anymore.
    A couple of personal examples of mine: olives and shellfish.  I was CONVINCED I hated them.  Absolutely would not pass these lips.  And then I gave my head a shake as an adult and tried them with an open mind. They are now two of my favourite things to eat!  Tastebuds mature, make sure your definiton of yourself and your attitude surrounding food matures right along with them.
    Also check out this thread; member Shane was having an issue with veggies and meats too and has done a complete about face and seems to be enjoying his new found adventurous side!