Keri W.

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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. reacted to jeepifer in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    So you need 3 more?
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    Keri W. reacted to Robin Strathdee in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Exactly. I figure we need at least as many FG as we have Walmarts (and affiliates)...
    I believe we're at 10 in a city of about 200,000...
    5 Supercenters
    2 Sam's Clubs
    3 Neighborhood Markets
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    Keri W. reacted to Robin Strathdee in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Aaaaand we just got two Five Guys
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    Keri W. reacted to Alliea in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    When I was in the middle of my Whole30 (a month and half ago!) I wrote to Five Guys about their ingredients. Even though they have their nutritional info online, I grilled them (no pun) about any hidden ingredients that might now have been mentioned. I just now heard back from them. Here's what they said:
    Since 1986 Five Guys has focused on serving the freshest product in the simplest way possible. We do not add
    anything to our products. Our burgers are NOT seasoned, they are simply 80/20 ground beef, our mushrooms
    are sauteed on a flat top grill as they are with NO oil or butter. Our produce is cut fresh daily and does not have
    anything added to it as well. In fact, our nutritional information is located on website www.fiveguys.com if you
    would like you can also find the Five Guys story located under the About us tab.
    So, in the case of Five Guys, if you are willing to have a hamburger patty on a lettuce "bun" with just vegetables of various sorts as condiments, sounds like they would be legal in the Whole30 world. Since finishing the Whole30, I've been glad that I did this sort of research. I'm not eating out nearly as much, but when I do, I often just go paleo for that meal and that helps me feel like I'm not eating a bunch of garbage just because I'm eating out.
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. reacted to Rose885 in The crazy things people say   
    "You'll make yourself ill you know!"
    No actually, the complete opposite!
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    Keri W. reacted to gatork in The crazy things people say   
    This is my favorite one line ever posted in this forum. I don't understand people's obsession with bread either!
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    Keri W. reacted to missmichelle82_ in The crazy things people say   
    Yea, I've never been much of a bread fan. It was just filling me up and getting in the way of the good stuff in the middle!
    So the other day I was telling mom about my new eating habits and how I was hoping it would teach me to make better choices, reset my system, and just feel healthy and happy again. Her response? "Yea, you need to lose 30 pounds." Ugh.
    Also, during a lunch meeting catered by pizza:
    Coworker who is also not eating pizza: You're not having any pizza?
    Me: No, I'm only eating real foods.
    Coworker: but you don't need to lose any weight!
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    Keri W. reacted to Tracy R. in The crazy things people say   
    I find it easier sometimes to just say I eat Paleo, other times I say I eat a simple diet of whole, unprocessed foods. I don't mind the Paleo tag and have found that often telling somebody I eat Paleo opens up discussion cause they ask what that is. My sister has given up all red meat, pork and hardly eats any chicken or fish. Her personal trainer (that she is crushing on) is a vegan and I think that is influencing her a lot. I LOVE to say Paleo to her cause it bugs her. lol
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    Keri W. reacted to PonyLove in The crazy things people say   
    My husband & I had dinner out with the family for his mum's 60th. Since we've well & truly finished out whole30 we decided to have a 'treat night', knowing we would still make better choices from the menu.
    The food was outstanding and we were verbally appreciating it, for his sister to say.. 'no wonder you're enjoying it you only get to eat once a week!'
    We eat amazing food for every meal! UGH.. the little digs here & there we copped them all night.
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    Keri W. reacted to Rose885 in The crazy things people say   
    Me: I'm not drinking any alcohol for 30 days. I'll be sticking to the Paleo diet afterwards though and I think I can have the occasional glass of red wine.
    Mum: That's not so bad.
    2 hours later
    Mum: Let's have a glass of wine!
    Me: I can't drink alcohol Mum
    Mum: I thought you said you could drink wine?
    Me: Yeah after the 30 days.
    Mum: Oh...
    I have to laugh at my parents who've been "diary free" for around 2 years but never gave up chocolate and they've started eating cheese now. They drink soya milk/dairy free margarine instead of cow's milk and butter.
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    Keri W. reacted to DocIKY in The crazy things people say   
    Not quite the same but it cracked me up today. I went to lunch with a coworker/good friend. I brought mine, she was picking up hers.
    She said to me, "you know, your like a drinking buddy who's on the wagon now!" I couldn't help but laugh when I noticed she didn't order the cheeseburger and onion rings she usually gets!
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    Keri W. reacted to Xandra in The crazy things people say   
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    "There's nothing wrong with sugar. Your cravings are all in your head." -someone who MUST have a Starbucks sugary coffee beverage each day
    "All of the fat in your diet is very unhealthy" -someone that eats cereal for breakfast and snacks every day
    "Just one bite isn't going to hurt you" -someone who just doesn't get it
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    Keri W. got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    I love this lifestyle especially now that my body has adjusted to it. I feel amazing...and the biggest thing is that I can breathe! I was diagnosed with asthma as a kid and I can tell you that I have zero asthma symptoms when I am not eating the grains, dairy, and sugars. It is awesome. Inflammation is a terrible thing. My stomach bothered me initially when I began my first Whole30. Give it some time. Something else to consider...coconut might not set well for you. It kinda bloats my stomach. As for CrossFit...I have never done it and I'm losing weight and feeling great! Think positively. I understand your doubts and concerns, but the "normal" everyday diet of grains and such, has so many problems...and if it was working for us and helping us all to feel our best, we wouldn't be searching for something else. Read the book. It really helps to explain what certain foods are doing for your body. Give it some time. 30 days was great for me...but after 60...it was even better. You may need more time for your body to adjust. Best wishes!
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    Keri W. reacted to Laura B in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Clemency, I would like to touch on the CrossFit connection.
    Before my first Whole 30 in July of this year, I was working out like your average chick. I would go to the gym very regularly to lift weights and do cardio. Sometimes I would go twice in a day to get fasted cardio in the AM and do weights at night. I was meeting with a personal trainer once a week for 30 minutes. I did all of this to change my appearance. I was trying hard to lose something like 7 pounds. THat is a lot of effort for 7 pounds of vanity.
    I was also doing some weird things with my diet to get rid of the 7 pounds including: weighing, measuring and calorie counting every bite of food in my body, drinking like a gallon of water a day (seriously unnecessary), even doing "carb cycling" and generally obsessing about my body image. I really thought I was healthy because I was active and ate "right".
    Then came my Whole 30 where I began to see the harm in what I was doing day in and day out. It was almost an out of body experience, I was up in the sky looking down at myself and had an "Aha!" moment. Everything I was doing was in vain. I took a break from the gym and slowly started leaning towards CrossFit. The reason is that CF is about fitness not vanity. There are no mirrors. The gym is dirty. It's in a warehouse. Nobody gives a shit what you look like or how much you lift, just as long as you put in the effort. I saw in a CF video not long ago where someone walked into a CF gym and said "Where are all the machines?"..."We are the machines."
    I went from trying to have the cutest workout clothes to wearing T-shirts again. I don't want to worry about what I look like when I am trying to move a bunch of weight in a short period of time.
    Basically...the ideas behind the Whole30 and CrossFit kind of go together, but not purposefully so. They are both geared towards optimal health in an inordinate way.
    I thought I would also mention that I stopped counting, measuring and worrying about how much I was eating and focused on what I was eating. The pounds and bloat melted off my body while I took a break from working out, slept more and ate real foods. I actually didn't start CrossFIt until after my Whole 30 was over because, like you, I wanted to focus on one thing at a time. There is nothing more special then being the very last person to finish a workout and have 8 other people cheer you on. No one would ever do that in a regular gym.
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    Keri W. reacted to Renee Lee in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Oh, additionally, have you read the book? The genius of the program/book is that it takes logic, applies the science and them considers their own clinical experiences. Yeah, it's not a RCT, but if it works for thousands of people? It's compelling information (even though it doesn't PROVE anything)
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    Keri W. reacted to Renee Lee in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    There are actually empirical studies about gut flora changing a your diet changes. I'll try to hunt some down for you. Robb Wolf also has a bunch of data from his risk assessment work with the Reno fire department, but that hasn't been published yet. (it's probably in review)
    More important than the scientific research, is eating minimally processed, nutrient dense foods, rich in veggies and high quality protein, from local sources with ethical/responsible practices REALLY that drastic?
    So you've ditched sugar and grains and dairy...but there is not a single macro or micronutrient in those foods that you cannot get with this program
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    Keri W. reacted to Robin Strathdee in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    And just to add to the conversation:
    Changing your diet in this way will not "create" problems digesting grains, dairy, legumes or what-have-you. It simply allows the chronic inflammation to calm so that you become aware of your body's natural response to those foods. The fact that you experienced any bloating after a grain heavy meal serves as an example of this. Except in specific circumstances (like now, when your body is readjusting its processes), bloating is not a healthy response to any meal.
    I, too, encourage you to stick this out a bit longer.