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    missmary got a reaction from Mamita in Accidental soybean oil   
    I know it can be frustrating, but think of it this way: you get 8 more days giving your body the good stuff!
     
    Personally, I find it very strange when people finish their 30 days and go back to eating however they were eating before. Most people who have success with the program end up adopting similar eating styles long term. They may be a little more relaxed about certain ingredients but their pattern of eating is pretty close to whole30 anyway. If you think of it that way, 8 more days of strictly following the rules doesn't seem so long to me. Enjoy it!
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    missmary got a reaction from Miriam71 in Whole 30 complete - Wrap up report, 0 and 14 lb weight loss w/ pics   
    Chris touched on this, but I have to put in my two cents now (like it's my job!) 
     
    Girl, you are at a healthy weight. Done and done. There is no reason to cut calories to get to 125, and if you do, chances are it will make you less healthy than you are now. Why risk that? Just go on with your healthy body and feed your baby and don't worry. If your body wants to be 125 it will get there later, when you are done providing nourishment for another little life.
     
    This has been another PSA from the "Miss Mary is steaming mad that women have been sold a bunch of bull-crap about what is healthy" department of the whole30 forums.
     
    5'-5' and 128 lbs with an athletic build is healthy.
     
    Restricting food and calories to try to get skinnier than this-skinnier than your body wants to be right now-is not healthy.
     
    oh, and congrats on what sounds like a very successful whole30!
     
    EDIT: ok, so here is the other thing: you get to decide if healthy is your goal or not. I will allow that some people have goals other than optimal health and I don't get to decide if those goals are valid. It is super upsetting to me, but if your goal is not optimal health and it is all about the number 125 that is your business, just know that the whole30 might not get you there and it isn't because the whole30 "didn't work". This framework is set up to achieve healthy. If you want something else you will indeed need to choose a different approach. please don't, but yeah, you can if you want.
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    missmary got a reaction from jillylane in Raw Sugar   
    really? You wonder if there is a difference between raw sugar and the sugar in fruit? I understang being a devils advocate but honestly,  there is difference and not seeing it is one more sign of the danger that comes from reducing our understanding of food to macronutrients and calories alone. Fruit comes with vitamins and fiber and a whole host of things we are just beginning to understand. Raw sugar contains only sugar. It is a refined food that doesn't offer anything but sweet taste. I'm not saying go gorge yourself on fruit, but whole fruit is a natural food we are designed to consume in moderation. Doing so makes us more healthy. No one could argue the same for raw sugar. 
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    missmary got a reaction from -Kara in Starchy Vegetable   
    Your body needs carbohydrates to function well. Some people do fine with very low dietary carbs, but lots of people do pretty poorly without enough carbs in their diet. I know, because I watch all kinds of people on this board limiting carbs on the whole30 (either accidentally or on purpose) and complaining of low energy, mood issues, hormone issues, etc. the problem is not carbs or a subtle sweet taste in food or even taking pleasure in eating. The problem is feeding our bodies foods that don't contain enough nutrition and instead have other stuff. Basically, to me, I think of winter squash and sweet potatoes and the like as nourishment, but bread and pasta are more like a poor quality filler. nourishment is what we are after.
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    missmary got a reaction from tacolicious in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    All good advice above. The thing that sticks out for me, though, is your size: you wear a small or extra small in clothes, but still feel you need to lose weight. Why? Do you hope to become an extra-extra small? why? I would do some hard thinking about goals here. If the idea of the number 150 seems "too high" to you, but you look great and have lots of energy weighing that amount, maybe that idea is the thing to shift, not the weight.
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    missmary got a reaction from dfbt in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    The ideal approach would be to eat the post-WO immediately after your workout, with meal#1 coming soon after. For me that means eating some protein at the gym right after, then sauna/shower/dress/walk to work, then meal #1. For a long time I combined post-WO and meal #1, but that meant I didn't eat until about an hour postWO, not quick enough for the recommendations, so I'm trying it this way.
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    missmary got a reaction from CE Munson in Day 21 and feeling very frustrated   
    I'm sorry, because I know you don't want to hear this, but here it is: the whole30 is not a magic weight loss plan. There isn't one of those. If you feel the way you used to eat is ideal, and don't see any reason to change it, why did you? The fact is, you are feeling better. Are you feeling better enough to keep you following the whole30 long enough to find the magic people talk about? You get to decide.
    One thing to think about: 21 days is a tiny amount of time. It took me seven months (one whole 30, 6 months of virtually whole 30 and mid-way through my second whole 30) before I felt the "tiger blood" people talk about. I can tell you it was totally totally worth it.
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    missmary got a reaction from TitusCKM in Weight gain after whole 30   
    Ok, sorry folks but I'm going to bring out the tough love a little bit. Here is the reality: how you eat the majority of the time (over the course of years) is going to have the most impact on how healthy you are and how much you weigh. If you have a diet that supports inflammation and weight gain, you are going to be inflammed and gain weight. EVEN IF YOU TAKE A BREAK FOR 30 DAYS. one time.
     
    The whole30 works because it turns a light-bulb on for folks and teaches them how to eat long term. Some people choose to ignore that information and go back to how they were eating before. Those people will gain the weight back.
     
    What this means for me? I know if I were to have a starbucks muffin, I would start getting congested and have trouble breathing, I would sneeze constantly and crave sweets and sugar and bread for a day or two. It's not worth it to me. If I have a "gluten-free" muffin from my co-op, I'll just have the cravings. The starbucks muffin has not been worth it. I thought the co-op muffin was worth it, maybe once? and I knew I had to steel myself against cravings for the next day or two. But it wasn't really good enough, and I walk by usually without a second glance now. Starbucks in my town sells bananas. and unsweetened iced tea. and unsweetend iced espresso. The rest of that stuff is not food.
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    missmary got a reaction from Dj_tasha 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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    missmary got a reaction from dfbt in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    The ideal approach would be to eat the post-WO immediately after your workout, with meal#1 coming soon after. For me that means eating some protein at the gym right after, then sauna/shower/dress/walk to work, then meal #1. For a long time I combined post-WO and meal #1, but that meant I didn't eat until about an hour postWO, not quick enough for the recommendations, so I'm trying it this way.
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    missmary got a reaction from Sunshyne in My Fitness Pal   
    step away from the Myfitness Pal. Seriously. This is not your friend.
     
    The thing about whole30 eating is that it helps you to tune into your bodies signals for food intake. Your personal need for protein, and carbs, and fat will CHANGE over time and your body will let you know if you pay attention. No calculator can get even close to that level of specificity. All they do is make people doubt what they are feeling and second guess what they are eating.
     
    don't do it.
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    missmary got a reaction from NathaliaF in Coconut Yogurt and Deli Meats   
     
    Tracy- The problem with coconut or almond-milk yogurt is people using it to prop up their sweet, low-protein, high carb breakfast tradition. It could be a part of a meal, but not the primary part and it is tough for people to get that distinction. During the whole30 I would limit such yogurts to savory preparations if someone wanted to go to the trouble of making the yogurt themselves. All coconut yogurt i have seen in stores is heavily sweetened. The almond milk version I've seen is sweetened with fruit juice, which makes it a technically compliant option, but nothing we would recommend.
     
    As a post-whole30 person, you might decide that coconut milk yogurt is worth including. I would still suggest making your own, simply based on the many sweeteners and additives in the store-bought version (one of the sweeteners is inulin, which is a sugar alcohol, which causes digestive distress, for example).
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    missmary got a reaction from dfbt in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
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    missmary got a reaction from SapphicSoutherner in Any vegetarian/vegan success stories out there?   
     
     
    Yes! Joyce, that is exactly why the vegetarian version of the whole30 exists. Doing regular whole30 but just leaving out the meat puts you in a position of limiting the protein you need to thrive. Yay for figuring that out and having a great whole30 experience!
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    missmary got a reaction from maryupchurch in ISWF says "Shopping List" is on website.   
    try this?
     
    http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-shopping-list.pdf
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    missmary got a reaction from s1153910 in Just Mayo   
    sorry, but this mayo isn't permitted on the whole30 because of the pea protein and sugar (canola oil is also not great, although not completely banned).
     
    It is really easy to make your own mayo with compliant oil. I prefer 1/2 avocado oil (look for a pale yellow one for mild flavor)/1/2 coconut oil.
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    missmary got a reaction from dfbt in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    The ideal approach would be to eat the post-WO immediately after your workout, with meal#1 coming soon after. For me that means eating some protein at the gym right after, then sauna/shower/dress/walk to work, then meal #1. For a long time I combined post-WO and meal #1, but that meant I didn't eat until about an hour postWO, not quick enough for the recommendations, so I'm trying it this way.
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    missmary got a reaction from dfbt in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
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    missmary got a reaction from Selcazare in It's been 3 weeks and I've seen NO CHANGE =(   
    ok, there are lots of sources out there to tell you what body fat percentage is "healthy." You just picked the one that has a pretty low range...and that's totally your call and your choice, you just might find out that 22% it too low for you once you get there.
    With your further description I'm even more convinced that chronic cardio is playing a big part in this (cortisol, etc.), so you may find better results once you've met your half-marathon goal and moved on.
    In the meantime, play around with the meal template a little more: more veggies, more protein, less fruit and nuts/nut butters might help.
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    missmary got a reaction from Selcazare in Day 2....already tired of being in my kitchen   
     
    Why aren't you doing this now? I live alone and often make something like bison chili with butternut squash and then eat it for a bunch of meals before I make something else. On the whole30 you can have leftovers from your one-pot meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you want to get fancy at breakfast, fry an egg to put on top.
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    missmary got a reaction from CE Munson in Day 21 and feeling very frustrated   
    I'm sorry, because I know you don't want to hear this, but here it is: the whole30 is not a magic weight loss plan. There isn't one of those. If you feel the way you used to eat is ideal, and don't see any reason to change it, why did you? The fact is, you are feeling better. Are you feeling better enough to keep you following the whole30 long enough to find the magic people talk about? You get to decide.
    One thing to think about: 21 days is a tiny amount of time. It took me seven months (one whole 30, 6 months of virtually whole 30 and mid-way through my second whole 30) before I felt the "tiger blood" people talk about. I can tell you it was totally totally worth it.
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    missmary got a reaction from tacolicious in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    All good advice above. The thing that sticks out for me, though, is your size: you wear a small or extra small in clothes, but still feel you need to lose weight. Why? Do you hope to become an extra-extra small? why? I would do some hard thinking about goals here. If the idea of the number 150 seems "too high" to you, but you look great and have lots of energy weighing that amount, maybe that idea is the thing to shift, not the weight.
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    missmary got a reaction from SweetEnough in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, so if we are sharing....picked up this lovely jar tonight, now to be patient and wait a week so my batches can be properly staggered (oolong batch started yesterday, cherry/ginger and strawberry/lime on second ferment). Cat for scale.
     

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    missmary got a reaction from LLavender in Severe Lactose Intolerance post Whole-30   
    The sensitivity isn't new. Here's how it works: you continued to eat dairy day after day, week after week. You were sensitive to it, but your body developed a thick mucosal lining in your stomach and intestines to protect you from it. Your system was irritated and inflamed, but symptoms were less dramatic and more constant so you didn't notice them. When you stopped eating dairy, your body shed that mucous and inflammation, and you got used to feeling subtly better, so effects from dairy were much stronger when reintroduced. This is exactly why we do this 30-day elimination. You now know that you have a strong sensitivity to dairy, so you can avoid it and feel good. Awesome!
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    missmary got a reaction from Joslyn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hello kombucha friends! I made my first scoby from GT's plain and it worked just fine. BUT if yours doesn't work, kb, I'm happy to share . Oh and for the record: fav flavor so far is blueberry/lemon/ginger...although blackberry/lemon was pretty awesome.