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    Physibeth reacted to Carlaccini in Help on energy drink pre-workout   
    Here's a bit of a perspective for you.
    Eating is supposed to be enjoyment - right?  When we sit down for a meal - we want to enjoy what we are eating.  And no one here is going to argue with this.  However the way I look at pre and post workout meals are different.  With pre, and post meals I look as food as fuel - not enjoyment.  I'm going to eat what is going to fuel me and keep me going for now.  So for me, I put the enjoyment of the meal on the back burner. Because sometimes pre and post workout meals are just odd combos at weird times. it's definitely a shift in mindset.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Amy S in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    You most certainly can. Also remember that you can't always trust your hunger signals while things adjust. But if you just can't eat anymore saving it and eating it as a mini meal is a great option. Your body will adjust.
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    Physibeth reacted to Mads in The crazy things people say   
    On Galentine's day (Feb 13), all my coworkers treated each other with cheesecake, fried chicken biscuits, and donuts. They all know about my W30 and never offered me any -- and they never make fun/say dumb stuff either (they're all impressed with my resolve, actually). So you can imagine my surprise when I returned to my desk after a meeting to find...
    A bite-sized frosted brownie.
    Me: "Who even put this here? Is this a joke??"
    Coworker: "It's from _________. She left one for everyone and we just didn't know what to do with it so we just left it there! I'm so sorry we tempted you!"
    LOL. Please. I watched them all eat chocolate-dipped cheesecake. A walmart brownie with crusty frosting would not be my undoing.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from PaleoInMalta in The crazy things people say   
    I don't think I could even respond to this with anything but the "are you serious" stare. Classic!
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    Physibeth got a reaction from PaleoInMalta in The crazy things people say   
    I don't think I could even respond to this with anything but the "are you serious" stare. Classic!
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    Physibeth reacted to Tom Denham in Alternatives to cauliflower rice   
    I've never found "ricing" cauliflower to be worth the effort and I've been eating Whole30-style almost 5 years. If you don't like something, move on to the next thing. You will never run out of new things to try even if you never eat anything like cauliflower rice.
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    Physibeth reacted to SugarcubeOD in The crazy things people say   
    I went to buy some lard from the deli I get it at and they've been out for a while... I asked the manager if he knew when it was coming back in and he said no... and then the following conversation ensued:
    Him: you know, I actually feel better when I don't have Lard to sell
    Me: WHY?
    Him: because I'm adding YEARS to your life by preventing you from being able to eat it!
    Me: Lard is miles better for you than canola oil!
    Him: No... it isn't...
    Me:  Okay.
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    Physibeth reacted to MBC in The crazy things people say   
    What is Paleo? Spanish food?
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    Physibeth reacted to Derek` in The crazy things people say   
    I love my co-workers.  I really do!  Another one today, "Are you still on your diet?"  Nope!  And I never will be on a diet anytime you ask me.  
    I just smiled and replied that I am going to lose about 25-30 more pounds by eating nutritious food and staying active.
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    Physibeth reacted to ShannonM816 in Day 28: Stabbing Stomach Pains   
    Stomach pain is definitely not a normal thing on a Whole30. It's always possible that it isn't related to food, since it's something you've experienced prior to Whole30 -- in that case, you would need to talk  to your doctor about it.
    The only things that stand out to me in your food are the Larabars -- in addition to basically being candy bars and propping up your sugar dragon, they actually contain a fair amount of nuts. Some people find that nuts cause digestive issues like gas and bloating. That could be a possibility.
    There's also the possibility that you're having a reaction to something that is completely fine on a Whole30 but isn't so great for you. Is there some spice in the tuna cakes that might be affecting you? Are you eating a lot more of something than you used to -- maybe nightshades like peppers? or FODMAPS which include onions and mushrooms?
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    Physibeth reacted to stealthstitcher in The crazy things people say   
    Yup, those meats and vegetables are dangerous. You have to watch out for them. Besides, you're missing all the vital nutrients contained in flour!
    Saw a man leaving 7-11 this morning (around 8:30) with a giant size red slushie. Mmm, breakfast of champions.
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    You're not lazy at all, you're adapting to a new system of preparation.  It gets easier and you get faster!
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    ROFL!  Eating "like this"??  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!  
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    Physibeth reacted to stealthstitcher in The crazy things people say   
    These gems from today:
    Coworker: "But if it's just for 30 days, won't you gain all the weight back when it's over?"
    Me: "It's not really about losing weight. Also, I'm planning on continuing to eat better foods even after 30 days."
    Coworker: "You can't do that! Eating like this all the time can't be good for you!"
    (later, same conversation)
    Coworker:"You're not supposed to weigh yourself? Then how will you know if it's working?!"
    Me: "It's not really about losing weight." (Maybe i should get this printed on a t-shirt.)
    And finally:
    "Oh ... so it's basically Atkins."
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Try your next breakfast without the added fat and see how you do.  If you're hungry before 4-5 hours is up you'll have your answer!  
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    Physibeth reacted to Derek` in The crazy things people say   
    A co-worker* asked me, "won't you be glad when you're done losing weight and you can eat normally again?"
    *Same person who lost some weight eating Nutrisystem pre-made meals, then gained it all back after going back to eating "normally" 
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    Physibeth reacted to bnlauren in The crazy things people say   
    "You still eating rabbit food?" ~Friend
    the best yet...."Girl, you better eat some REAL food!" guessed it....~Mom....haha
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    Physibeth reacted to paisleypeach in The crazy things people say   
    "I feel like you are trying to make me feel guilty by eating this way."
    Yes, because me doing this program is all about YOU... 
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    Physibeth reacted to ShannonM816 in Don't over think this.   
    Well, stepping on the scale is a rule, so if you want to be able to say you truly did a Whole30, following all the rules...
    But, having said that, here is the guidance for determining if you need a restart. 
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    Physibeth reacted to LadyM in Are the risks worth it?   
    I've done 3+ Whole 30s, most of which extended far beyond 30 days each, and can easily eat anything that I ate before without terrible immediate consequence. But I generally choose not to because I feel so much better eating Whole 30-style. I have been doing so for nearly two years.
    I have a very hard time believing that continuously feeding yourself the most nourishing possible foods for stretches of time is a bad thing.
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    Physibeth reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Are the risks worth it?   
    I guess the thing I'm trying to get across is, there are no guarantees with anything in life.
    If you continue to eat the things you know can damage your health, there is no guarantee that you will be able to do that forever. You could eventually (whether that be soon, or much later in life) develop a real life-changing disease as a result - one that would also prevent you from eating the foods that you are reluctant to give up.
    Or you might not. It's all dependent on your genetics and your context.
    Everyone has their own personal threshold for what they are willing to do for health and what they're going to chalk up to "not worth living without." For some, it's the occasional indulgence in the bread basket at their favorite fancy restaurant. For others, it's daily beer, pizza, ice cream or cigarettes.
    For me, the sound sleep, boundless energy and happy as a pig in ....! makes eating this way most of the time totally worth it.
    Maybe you have already found your balance after a couple of Whole30s - you want to eat this way most of the time but still indulge in some old favorites.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from tulipgirl6 in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    We as moderators see a lot of confusion around here on what constitutes a serving of eggs when eggs are your primary protein source. We tell you as many as you can hold in your hand without dropping but I still don't think people actually try this. So I thought I'd post a visual for you folks. It would be fun if other people added their own pictures too. Try the experiment.
    Context - I'm 5'4" female and these are large eggs.

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    Physibeth reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Are the risks worth it?   
    I can enjoy everything I used to eat with very mild consequences, if any, as long as I don't eat it often. You might be the same as me. Especially if you have done a Whole30 or two and not had any issues thus far - did I read your post correctly?
    Or you might be like my beer-loving friend, who now realizes that drinking beer makes her eyeballs itch and her shoulder tendinitis flare up (which was happening pre-W30, too, she just didn't know what was causing it).
    Dairy - just makes my stomach a little bloaty & gassy, same as before, but back then I didn't know that wasn't normal.
    Gluten - a small difference in my morning constitutional, some mild stomach gurgliness, but nothing that changes my routine. Pretty mild stuff. May have been the same as before, I'm not really sure on this one.
    Legumes - again, bloaty & gassy, same as before.
    Sugar - total slippery slope, I'm likely to eat way too much of it. Same as before W30. Sugar addiction was the thing that brought me to Whole30. Now I know how to starve out my Sugar Dragon anytime I need to do so.
    Alcohol - I totally notice that I don't sleep as well after drinking (same as before). But, I have a better handle on alcohol after doing 3 Whole30s.
    Soy - have only reintro'd soy sauce, it gave me a pounding heart for 4 hours, which was just unpleasant. However knowing what I know about soy/MSG and excitotoxins, I stay away from this stuff. Totally not worth the risk. From Wikipedia:
    Obviously, you have to weigh the risks for yourself.
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    Physibeth reacted to Carlaccini in Are the risks worth it?   
    This is post is going to be a bit TMI.  This is a very personal struggle that I have for a good many years,  This is to demonstrate the power that food has over our bodies.
    Since the age of 14 (I am 38 now) I suffered having painful boils along my bikini line.  Walking or just plain sitting was painful.  Later on they escalated getting bigger (ping pong ball size) and then they arrived under my armpits and breasts.  Dr's didn't know what caused them.  Creams that didn't help (helped with healing a bit) and lancing.  But that's all that they would do.  I gave up and assumed that they were just a miserable part of my life.
    In August of 2012 I did my first whole 30.  By day 10 all the boils had cleared and no new ones were forming.  By day 30 I had only one come up the entire time. (They were chronically there)  My triggers after re-intros - dairy and pork. (Note I can only eat pork that has been extremely over cooked - think shoe leather or extra crispy bacon - which I like)  The boils that I get from pork pass quickly 2 -3 days at most.  The ones I get from dairy happen within hours of consumption and they last for 2 weeks.  So yeah I consumed dairy (and I loved dairy) for years but I also suffered for years too.  So dairy in my book - so not worth it.  
    The whole 30 just made me very aware of what's going on in my body.
    Sugar - not my friend even though I keep on coming back to it. Throws my hormones out of whack.
    Soy - no physical problems - all mental problems - I get angry, moody and depressed when I am exposed to soy.  I was extremely depressed (undiagnosed) prior to whole 30.
    Dairy - well we covered this above
    Non-gluten grains - severe bathroom issues.  That is all I will say about that
    Gluten grains - I can "tolerate" these but only if they have a lot of fat.  So a croissant/danish gives me no stomach issues but a slice of bread will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.
    Each one of these items I will consume from time to time.  I make the choice though.  I can make an educated choice with each one of these items if it is worth it" or not.  Sure some friends and family think I am just being difficult, but they don't know what I was going through before.  Some congratulate me that I am so in tune with my body.  
    Listen - it took a lot of work to get here.  Many people are scared of that work, I am sorry to say.  But all I can say is YOU are worth this work.  Who cares what the rest of the world think.
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    Physibeth reacted to leahcarn in Are the risks worth it?   
    I went through a situation like you describe with milk. It affected me a lot more when I reintroduced it, than before I did whole30. Now, 2 years later, my poor gut has healed to the extent that if I want, I can go to a cafe and get a hot chocolate and I don't react too badly. However, I know if I did that every day, I would be doing internal damage and just feel like crap, so I save it for the BEST hot chocolate, and the richest, most decadent ice cream, and the knowledge of how to keep myself healthy and feeling wonderful is worth it 1000 times over.
    Hope that helps.