Physibeth

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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Whole30 for picky eaters?   
     
    This. So many people tell themselves they are "picky" and sure enough it comes true. Don't sell yourself short! Start writing a narrative for yourself about how you used to be picky but now you are a curious and adventurous eater. Try everything--all the veggies, fats and meats--then try them all again prepared different ways. I'm pretty sure you will find out that you like more foods than you realize.
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    Physibeth reacted to ShannonM816 in Whole30 for picky eaters?   
     
    You're an adult. You don't have to be a picky eater. Whole30 won't automatically teach you to like new things, but if you come into it with an open mind, and a willingness to try things more than once and really give things a chance, you can learn to like them.
     
    You probably want to think about why you like the things you like, and why you don't like the things you don't like, so maybe you can use that information to help you figure out new things that are more likely to have the characteristics you like. 
     
    You might want to plan each week with a mix of foods you know you like, and some new ones. For vegetables, one way to try new things is just to go to the store and look around the produce section. See what looks interesting and buy at least one new thing each week that you haven't tried before. You don't have to buy enough to do a whole big recipe -- most vegetables can be prepared pretty simply. Most things are good roasted -- here's some general instructions for roasting vegetables.  If you prefer to have a plan rather than just picking something at random, look for recipes that look intriguing to you and start with that. Try The Clothes Make The Girl for a lot of options, most of them Whole30.
     
    I'd probably work on branching out on the vegetables first, and then work on the meat later -- if you eat according to the meal template, you'll be eating at least 1 cup of vegetables at every meal, and preferably 2-3, so it's good to have a lot of options. 
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    Physibeth reacted to kjboatright in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Today was my day 30. I plan to continue. I don't really feel any need to reintroduce anything rght now, EXCEPT we are going to Europe for 3 weeks in July. My thought right now is to do the reintroduction process, take note of any good or bad reactions, then continue with Whole30. My reasoning is that I will know ahead of time what will cause me problems in Europe. I don't plan to follow Whole30 while on vacation, but I also don't plan to go hog-wild. I also don't want to take a chance of eating something that will make me uncomfortable while travelling.
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    Physibeth reacted to Biba26 in The crazy things people say   
    When I was breastfeeding my 6 month old baby my (overweight) Mother-in-Law was living with us and made so many comments on a daily basis:
     
    MIL: Don't you need a lot of protein for breastfeeding?
    Me: Well I eat eggs every breakfast and meat with lunch and dinner
    MIL: Eggs have protein?
     
     
    *hears baby crying/fussing*
    MIL: She is probably allergic to all the veggies you are eating.
     
     
    MIL: Are you sure you're making enough milk? You have no boobs anymore!
    (I am a B cup)
     
     
    Pediatrician: You're not feeding her cereal? She needs it to get her iron!
     
     
    MIL talking about my toddler: Her tooth enamel is going to erode from eating too much fruit.
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    Physibeth reacted to tierramar in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    - you moisturize your hands with the bit of coconut oil left in the spoon when you're cooking
    - your 9 and 4 year olds ask if stuff at the store is "compliant"
    - said 9 and 4 year olds know what ghee and coconut aminos are
    - the 9 year old spelled out "ghee" to the surprise of his teachers playing boggle at school
    - you can't stop smiling because everything you make tastes GREAT and your non-W30 family is eating it too (willingly)
    - the grocery store cashier gives you that "smile" because you bought 12 cans of tuna (on sale) and she thinks you're a crazy cat lady
    - you start polling your neighbors to see who'll split half a grass fed cow with you to save money on the meat side of your grocery bill
    This thread is great! Thanks for all the laughs. I'm only on Day 12 and am at that sorta bored stage so this definitely helped!
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    Physibeth reacted to Gina S. in Timing of meals   
    Thanks for your feedback! Yes, one of my long-term (after Whole30) goals is to stop mindless grazing and snacking. So, deliberate, planned out snacks due to need are good when appropriate. Yesterday worked out perfect. Breakfast and Lunch were 4.5 hours apart. At 5:00 I had some of my leftover breakfast items that I cold not finish. I was hungry for my full dinner at 6:45. Went to bed at 11:00 a little hungry but ignored it. Woke ready to eat and ate my entire breakfast for the first time on this journey (I'm on Day 9). It helps not to feel like I'm cheating with a 5:00 snack. Yippee!
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Ladies Only Privacy Disclaimer   
    The ladies only forum is a publicly view-able and searchable forum, just like any of the other sub-topics. Be aware that whatever you post here may be seen by anyone, including men.
     
    The intent is to provide a space for ladies to speak with other ladies without the contribution of men, so gents we ask your respect in refraining from reading and posting in this forum.
     
    We are researching possible enhanced privacy for this sub-forum. If things change this message will be updated to reflect those changes.
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    Physibeth reacted to Melissa Hartwig in The New Rx Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt   
    Guys, this one opens up a can of worms that we (the Whole30 team) need to address in a big-picture way; not just realated to this particular flavored bar. I'm sure there are other products in the works from a variety of companies that straddle the line of "technically compliant but we don't like it" and we want to make sure we do the right thing here, and not set a precedence that doesn't line up with our integrity.
     
    For now, the verdict is out on these, and we are discussing internally, and will post a decision (and full explanation) soon. Which means if I were you, despite the technically compliant ingredients, I'd think long and hard about including them in your Whole30.
     
    Melissa
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    Physibeth got a reaction from heyheynicolep 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 ladyshanny in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Hi Caitlin, you are free to reintro in the schedule that you note.  Your reintro process would certainly take longer but if you're fine with that and have the time, go for it!  
     
    The sugar in ice cream thing is a tough one because the ice cream could also have carrageenan in it so you wouldn't know if it was sugar, dairy or an additive that bothered you.  Each thing should be reintro'd completely alone.  We also find some people reintroing soy separate from other legumes because soy is such an issue.  Different types of dairy (whey vs casein) could also be reintro'd separately depending on what your goals at the end are.
     
    It's really up to you how specific and how long you make it.  
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Espie 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 pixalu in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    My opinion: For legumes.  I would not include soy.  Soy on it's own is an allergen for many people (and they may not know it) where as legumes in general are not.  Seems logical to me that you would want to introduce them separately.  (I have mild allergies to wheat, soy, dairy and corn. I've been tested.) 
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    Physibeth reacted to genghiskhym in The crazy things people say   
    co-worker: here, try these hummus chips. 
    me: no thanks.
    co-worker: they're healthy. they're made with garbanzo beans. 
    me: no thanks.
    co-worker: oh yeah, you're trying to be good. 
     
    Same co-worker started asking questions about my diet and was generally positive about it. She must be a people-pleaser because every time she eats something that's healthy to her she tells me about it. She did have an egg baked in an avocado -- with black beans though. This morning was funny:
     
    co-worker: I went out for chinese last night and if you don't eat the rice it's not that bad. I got the Happy Family with 3 different kinds of meat. Lots of protein! 
    me: i wonder what kind of oil they use.
    co-worker: oh yeah. it's probably peanut oil.
     
    I'm thinking soy sauce, flour and/or cornstarch, MSG, but I didn't say anything else. 
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    Physibeth got a reaction from heyheynicolep 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 got a reaction from angledge in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    Those are just suggestions. The best thing to do is introduce something you might actually want to eat again though be careful that there are no cross contaminating ingredients. I did sourdough bread for mine because that was what I was interested in.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Tina Marie 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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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in Tobacco Products   
    The nicotine ban is not going to be lifted like the potato one was. There is a nutritional benefit to the potatoes for a large segment of people (fast metabolism, intense exercising etc) but there is no health benefit whatsoever to smoking.  Just in case you were going to wait for that amendment, it's not coming.  
     
    As a former smoker and former very overweight person, I quit smoking (over a pack a day) and lost weight at the same time.  It sucked.  It was 3 pretty miserable days.  Yep....days.  And then it was about 3 mildly uncomfortable weeks.  And then?  Freedom! From food and nicotine.  I just told myself over and over again (sometimes 60 times an hour) that I deserved better, it was never going to get easier and that I was done giving my health & hard earned money to mega-corporations that didn't give a sh*t about me.  I also reminded myself that regardless of the discomfort I might feel while quitting, I wouldn't actually die.  
     
    I highly recommend reading the book "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" by Allen Carr.  I also believe strongly that if you make the decision...the real, heartfelt decision to improve your life and reduce your reliance on the chemicals in both smoke products and foods, you are strong enough to fight through it.  
     
    I don't think people who smoke should avoid a Whole30....I think they should come at it HIGHLY prepared in the food department and HIGHLY prepared in the "this is going to feel like absolute sh*t" department.  More prepared than the average person. I might even recommend that a person who is going to tackle both at the same time start working up to the food part.  Eliminate dairy for a week or two and then eliminate wheat for a week or two and then limit snacking/use proper Whole30 templates etc, until they are almost at a Whole30.  Going from pack a day + pizza, pop, pasta, sugar every day is going to hurt.  Harder than it needs to if you make the choice to change and then work into it.
     
    Plus, it might help to know that you aren't the first and you won't be the last.  
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    Physibeth reacted to MBC in The crazy things people say   
    Father in law was looking at some FB photos of his aunties in Italy, sees a picture of his two aunties over 90 yrs of age in front of the pizza oven. He sys 'see no Paleo for them they are in front of the pizza oven everyday, they are both over 90'. U by proceeds to stay quiet. He then says 'they both have to inject themselves with insulin each day but they are over 90.....'
    Oh my gosh
    Shoot me please.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from angledge in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    Those are just suggestions. The best thing to do is introduce something you might actually want to eat again though be careful that there are no cross contaminating ingredients. I did sourdough bread for mine because that was what I was interested in.
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    Physibeth reacted to ladyshanny in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Wow.......I...uh.......ya, no comment! That is someone who either WAY overvalues food or WAY undervalues their life. Sheesh!
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    Physibeth got a reaction from JillP in The crazy things people say   
     
    Does this make anyone else start quoting the Princess Bride or am I the only weird one?
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    Physibeth reacted to Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: How's the diet going?
     
    Me: It's not a diet, it's a way of life!
     
    Coworker: Oh...How's the way of life going??
     

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    Physibeth reacted to MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   

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    Physibeth got a reaction from heyheynicolep 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 got a reaction from heyheynicolep 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.