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  1. MM, I have been toying with that thought as well re just building up a tolerance for A,B, or C. If the pleasure out weighs the "issue"-maybe it would be worth it, for you. I love cheese-love it. I love dark chocolate. I like wine, rice, bread etc. Easy for me to not feel it is worth it for the "like" stuff...except the wine and that is a whole other issue:) I will not give up cheese or chocolate but they need to be limited and really good-not velvetta(love that with mayo in a sandwich) and hersheys kiss. Is the pleasure outweighing the pain? How long does the pain last in reference to the pleasure? Does 30 sec of pleasure give you 12 hours of pain? Probably not worth it.
  2. Sugar and alcohol do the same to me Noelle-Feel fabulous when I consume it but I better continue or else...I turn into a person I barely recognize. Grains can do that as well but not as dramatic. Now I am eating a bit of cheese and wondering if my tendonitis in my hip has flared due to that, as well as a bit of nasal issues. I have a few more good pieces of sharp cheddar then I will remove that. I have a love/hate relationship with this program. I really do.
  3. cayenne

    Are the risks worth it?

    I actually understand the question you are asking as I certainly see the effects of this in my situation. I did an extended stretch of w30(100 days) then transitioned to 99% compliant. Did great, loved it and felt like I could live like this forever. Still do. However, 2014 was not a good one and I was not able,for many reasons, to stay compliant. I still am shocked at how fast I gained all the weight back and how fast I bloat after I eat grains and sugar even today. I love this plan, and plan to stay this clean eating. I found out that before w30,I could lose weight traditionally, slowly. I now can't lose anything,I actually gain, if I have any grain,sugar at all! So, like the others, you have to decide if it is worth it. The Mexican meal I had on Friday so not worth it(I did not want to go but got outvoted). So,I am back to 95% compliant as I don't wish to do strict anymore.....been there,done that. It has changed(brought to my awareness) my ability to tolerate processed foods. Does that suck??? Yes!!!! Before, I didn't gain 5 pounds of water after 1 non compliant meal. Now it does. And that weight takes 1-2 weeks to remove. PITA. So I spend lots of time considering what I eat and planning a lot. I am getting back to the idea that I am worth it. Daily struggle.