Snicci

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    Whole30 with Ileostomy

    Water isn't an issue, but with an ileo, water/fluid intake needs to be even higher than usual, so popsicles are just another way for me to get more fluids. Thank you for the suggestions! Broth and soups are perfect! I'm going to read that article too
  2. Has anyone done a W30 with an ileostomy? I've had 3 surgeries in 3 months and have another one coming up in about 6 weeks (possibly reversal of stoma). My ileo is 3 months old. I've done several Whole30s prior to having an ileo. One of my concerns is that I haven't tried eating raw vegetables or leafy greens with my ileo yet. I understand they can cause problems. Also, I lose weight after each surgery and usually can put it back on within a few weeks, but I don't want to lose any weight with this W30 due to another upcoming surgery. I just want to be as healthy as possible going into it Any suggestions or tips are very much appreciated. Currently, I am eating a handful of foods that will be off limits with the whole30. Cottage cheese and noosa yogurt are two that I keep around because they are easy to digest and high(ish) in protein. I also eat Outshine popsicles to help keep my fluid intake up. I have also been eating cheese. Those will be the major things that I will have to give up.
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    The crazy things people say

    The KITTY POTTY!!!! Bahahaha! That's fantastic! Kids are smart
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    The crazy things people say

    Can anyone explain to me why my co-workers think I don't eat real food? I don't bring these comments on. They come to me. Today I was digging around in my drawer of food in the fridge and one of my bosses came by and said "Is that whole drawer full of your food?". Me: "yes it is". Him: "what have you got in there?" Me: Ground Beef & Cabbage, homemade mayo, an avocado, homemade soup, some vegetable salad...." Him: "don't you have anything EDIBLE in there??!" sigh...
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    The crazy things people say

    Are there seriously gyms like this?! Like for real?
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    The crazy things people say

    OY! I don't drink milk either, but if I did, it would be the rawest, fattiest stuff I could get my hands on!
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    The crazy things people say

    I hear this one A LOT.
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    The crazy things people say

    Co-worker: Would you like a mint? Me: No thanks, I can't. Co-worker: Why? Because it has sugar?! You just ate an apple and THAT has sugar too! What's the difference? Me: ummm... an apple has nutrition benefits?
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    The crazy things people say

    "And I picture the overweight, sick, zombie sugar army staggering to the chorus of, "Join us ... join us ..." I think that army is my coworkers.
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    Can I have Marijuana

    I would think that as part of REALLY feeling/knowing/understanding how the Whole30 is affecting you, you should give it up for the 30 days. You may find that you have less chronic pain and need it less when you are eating cleaner. Just my 2 cents...
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    The crazy things people say

    Co-worker who has borrowed my copy of ISWF, but hasn't read it: "I've given up on trying to lose weight. I would have to live off of lettuce." Me: "No you wouldn't, have you read ANY of that book? I eat steak & eggs and good food." Overweight/Sedentary Co-worker who lives off of donuts & cookies: "Yeah, but that's the Atkins diet. I did Atkins for YEARS..." GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S NOT ATKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The crazy things people say

    co-worker: "I've decided I'd rather be fat & happy than skinny & miserable" same brainless co-worker: "have fun on your trip. I bet you'll eat all kinds of BAD food" me: "No, I don't plan on eating all kinds of BAD food" same brainless co-worker: "oh yes you will!" me: *rolls eyes* friend, prior to trying W30 for herself: "you can have a little treat once in a while" (referring to me not eating nachos at a ballgame)
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    the flu shot?

    This piece of advice at the bottom regarding natural prevention tells me that as long as continue to eat in a Whole30 fashion, I shouldn't need the shot: Stick to a nutrient-dense, toxin-free diet, and avoid foods that tend to weaken the immune system, such as sugar, refined grains, industrial vegetable oils, and processed and refined foods
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    the flu shot?

    There is much controversy over the flu shot. I personally never got one until last year because my OBGYN insisted that I get it since we are trying to get pregnant. We haven't gotten pregnant yet, and are still trying. I feel like I should follow her advice, but at the same time, I think there's plenty of reason NOT to. Just wondering what the thoughts of the Whole9 crowd on this subject? I've just read this article, and am still leaning toward NOT getting it this year: http://experiencelife.com/article/the-debate-about-flu-shots/