Physibeth

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    Physibeth reacted to kb0426 in I'm always hungry now...   
    "...I'm more hungry now than I was before I started restricting myself from all the good food."
    Are you ready for some tough love?
    If you focus on the "good food" that is making you less healthy and the food you can't have being the only thing you want, you will not survive this.
    This is your time to change your relationship with food. I am not one that has ever been a believer in "eat to live not live to eat". I LOVE food, and you have to find a passion for the foods you CAN eat. You are going to have to put in some of the effort here and get excited about your food choices. Search the recipes here, read other food logs and get inspired, find a way to love this journey.
    I can tell you from my own experience that the first few days of my first whole30, even foods I loved didn't taste good to me. I had to charge through it though, and once you do, you start experiencing food like you never have before.
    Perhaps you are in the day 4 "Kill all the things" phase, and are just frustrated, but it order to not be bored and hungry, you are going to have to do something about it! Besides hiring that personal chef .
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    Physibeth reacted to annabel in Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher   
    We don't sell the lemonade drinks here so I don't know what goes into them, but when you go back ask to see the ingredients on the lemonade itself. With sweetened/unsweetened they're asking if you want the classic sugar syrup added to the drink. So what you need to clarify is if the lemonade already has some sort of sweetener in it.
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    Physibeth reacted to KayJay in What to do with left over mashed sweet potatoes...   
    What is "leftover mashed sweet potatoes"?

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    Physibeth got a reaction from MelliebuStacey in What are you making for dinner tonight?   
    I'm making the Chocolate Chili from Well Fed tonight (first time) in the slow cooker to feed to my non-Paleo guests. My husband of course said "gross" but he is nowhere close to ready to change his food habits.
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    Physibeth reacted to Kirsteen in Referral to a dietician   
    Hi Little Muffin. First of all, the following is totally my experience here in the UK and in no way an official W30 response. in other words I've taken my 'mod' hat off.
    I would be very careful here. Obviously the nursery and the health visitor have concerns, however mistakenly, with how you're feeding your child so they've referred you to the dietician. Dieticians in this country are all employed by the NHS and have absolutely no choice but to push the govt guidlines which basically is the food pyramid. Regardless of what they personally believe, that is all they are allowed to advocate.
    I have been referred to dieticians in the past and also have known a couple who actually left their jobs because of not believing what they were forced to teach. No matter how much research you've done or information you go in with there's a high probability of meeting one of two responses, either a patronising 'their's any amount of quack science out there on the internet' attitude or hostility because they feel you're questioning their authority, expertise and training, or worst case scenario a bit of both.
    I got a much better response by keeping it on a personal level, explaining that certain foods gave me an upset stomach or migrain or whatever and that's why I'd cut them out and how much better I was feeling without them. When asked about my diet I stressed the things I knew they'd agree with, like lots of fresh fruit and veg etc. I listened to what they had to say and asked their advice on a couple of things.
    No one can advise you what to do, all I can say is, if it were me, I'd stress that my daughter had been getting upset tummies, being hyyper, whatever and I'd wondered if it had anything to do with her diet, I'd mention anyone in the family I could think of that had food intolerances. I'd explain how surprised I'd been at how much better she now was. I'd stress all the healthy food she was eating and how happy she was. At that point, I might, depending on how I felt it was going, explain that since I'd cut these things out of her diet I'd done some research to check she wasn't missing out on any vital nutrients and been reassured by studies I'd found quoting whichever ones you like. I would ask their advice, asking them if they thought there were any vital nutrients missing in the food she was eating and how could you incorporate these into her diet without giving her foods that upset her.
    Basically you'll get on far better if you can establish a relationship and get them on your side over concerns about your daughter's health rather than getting involved in general arguments about 'good diet' etc. As MissMary said, all you have to do is convince them you're not harming your child, so I agree focus on that.
    I would expect them to feel far happier thinking that this change of diet is you responding to your child's needs rather than you simply forcing your ideas of diet, which they will not agree with, onto your child. There are some fights you just can't win.
    In an ideal world, everyone would see that you really are doing the best for your children. It's a really sad day that the optimal diet is going to be viewed as inferior to the food pyramid and standard British diet. However, since the 2004 amendments to the Childrens Act all local authority bodies like nurseries, health visitors, dieticians etc. have a duty of care to pass on any concerns about children. You really don't want them thinking you're not feeding your child properly. I'm sure the last thing any of us would want is social work involvement questioning our general parenting skills.
    I wish you all the best with this and I'm sure if you can get them on your side and let them see that you're simply responding to your daughter's needs you'll have no trouble. good luck and let us know how it goes.
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    Physibeth reacted to missmary in Referral to a dietician   
    This is a tough one. Be prepared for the dietician to reject any nutrition information you offer (even possibly to be offended that you question her authority). There is a lot of training and conventional wisdom that will be hard to combat, but here's the thing: you don't have to convince her that her understanding of nutrition is wrong or that all people should change how they are eating (even if it is true). You only have to convince her that you are not harming your child, SO, I would focus on direct experience with your specific child. Your statement above is gold:
    I would focus on that.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Tom Denham in scared about peer pressure!   
    I get what you are saying. She might be hurt. She might not. If she expresses hurt assure her that your desire to not eat dessert has nothing to do with her or your friendship with her. People have very strong connections to food and unfortunately other people do react to how we choose to eat.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Tom Denham in scared about peer pressure!   
    I get what you are saying. She might be hurt. She might not. If she expresses hurt assure her that your desire to not eat dessert has nothing to do with her or your friendship with her. People have very strong connections to food and unfortunately other people do react to how we choose to eat.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Tom Denham in scared about peer pressure!   
    I get what you are saying. She might be hurt. She might not. If she expresses hurt assure her that your desire to not eat dessert has nothing to do with her or your friendship with her. People have very strong connections to food and unfortunately other people do react to how we choose to eat.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from GoJo09 in scared about peer pressure!   
    My understanding is that part of the Whole30 is breaking the emotional connection with food. Your need to eat dessert with your friend seems like an emotional connection with food to me. I would just go and enjoy your friends company and if she questions your not getting dessert just tell her you didn't feel like you needed to have it to enjoy your time with her.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from GoJo09 in scared about peer pressure!   
    My understanding is that part of the Whole30 is breaking the emotional connection with food. Your need to eat dessert with your friend seems like an emotional connection with food to me. I would just go and enjoy your friends company and if she questions your not getting dessert just tell her you didn't feel like you needed to have it to enjoy your time with her.
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    Physibeth reacted to hiennnguyen in scared about peer pressure!   
    thanks physibeth, i'll just be honest with her and maybe we can both break our emotional eating together
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    Physibeth reacted to PaleoBlondie in Lesser of two evils: soybean oil or meal without protein?   
    Grill up a chicken breast the day before. Wrap it up in foil and throw it in your purse!
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    Physibeth reacted to MelliebuStacey in 4 hour body fat loss tips   
    Good diet + Quality exercise = ideal body (over time, with consistency). Anything that sounds easy, or too good to be true, probably is
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Tom Denham in Will I Ever Enjoy Running Again?   
    I'm not doing Whole30 yet but my running performance took a significant hit for about 2 weeks when I switched to eating a Paleo diet. After that my runs got amazing! Hang in there and as Robin said...sweet potatoes (and the like) are your friends!
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    Physibeth reacted to Colleen Roy in why not eat every 2-3 hours   
    It's hard at first as your body adjusts, but adjust it does- and then you'll be amazed at how easy it is to eat three meals a day. I was amazed at how easy it got-I was never hungry between meals if I ate the right balance of protein, fat and veggies-NEVER!
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    Physibeth reacted to Melissa Hartwig in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This thread kicks booty! I laughed out loud more than once. (The "gets mad when sees paleo pancakes marked as Whole30 approved" was my favorite.)
    Maybe me and Melissa Joulwan need to make a video called "Sh*t Whole30 girls say."
    Melissa
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Ideas/Solutions for seasonal allergies??   
    Have you tried a neti pot? Getting the pollen out is key!