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    rhed reacted to gnacobb in Can I have kettle cooked chips   
    Ok ! After reading other posts I'm going to answer my own questions... No!!!! I will wait till after my whole 30 to try these products... in moderation of course.....
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    rhed got a reaction from praxisproject in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They read a label then heave a big sigh and put it back on the shelf, then grab the next brand or variety and read that label.
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    rhed reacted to BonnieStP in Food Freedom Journey begins NOW.   
    This was the activity that was planned for the special weekend away!
    Turning 55 a week from now, and this was the gift to myself that I chose.
    My girlfriend of 50+ years (since Kindergarten) and her husband met us there from their home (4.5 hr trip for them, 2.5 hr trip for us), and ziplined with me.
    This is a good time in our lives to get back to experiencing great adventures.


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    rhed reacted to BonnieStP in Food Freedom Journey begins NOW.   
    The weather is cooling in NH, and we are beginning to look forward to and enjoy the "comfort foods" we grew up with.  How wonderful that we can still do this the Whole30 way!
    Tonight's supper - Crockpot Beef Chili, a Whole30 recipe imported to my RealPlans, which I find so helpful in planning meals and keeping an up-to-date grocery shopping list for the week's recipes. Served the chili over cauliflower "mashed potatoes" (inspired to include a small white potato to the cauliflower mash by a facebook poster, and it was very tasty!). I doubled the chili recipe with left-over meals & freezing portions in mind, and I also added two medium sized zucchini to the pot, cooking with the rest from the very beginning. A nice hearty meal, fully compliant and filling.
    http://whole30.com/…/…/super-bowl-chili-party-whole30-style/

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    rhed reacted to BonnieStP in Food Freedom Journey begins NOW.   
    Hi!
    I am a fairly new Whole30 fan, my first being in August and finishing up my second now.  I started this though, because I read from Whole30 that a solution I had been seeking for my unhealthy cycles of weight gain and loss over my lifetime actually EXISTS... freedom from measuring, weighing, depriving myself of 'Everything I Love',  weak will-power, failure, guilt, depression... the dieting merry-go-round. 
    I had (and still have - although much less) excess weight to lose, but my motivation was truly to find a way to get myself and my habits under control so that I can be the healthiest person I can be as I get closer and closer to retirement age.  I wanted to lose the weight and not gain it back again, and again.  I wanted my hips, knees and feet to not hurt so much, or dared I hope, to stop hurting completely.  I want to take the hike that winds its way up to an elevation with a magnificent view.  I don't want to be one on the sidelines watching others do it, and then just get back on the bus to be carted to the next location where we pile out, look at the view from where we stand, and do nothing.  I want to LIVE up until the last moment.  And I see so many where health issues, frequently related to unhealthy food choices, have them standing/sitting feebly on the sidelines.
    My focus now is Food Freedom for LIFE.
    From Melissa's newest book, I now realize that it will be many rotations of re-sets and re-introductions before this comes natural, recognize that it's a journey of its own, to learn a way of eating for a lifetime that provides all I seek.  
    I would enjoy having others to talk with on this journey, to share our successes, concerns and those things that hold us back from what we truly want - for food to provide the satisfying nourishment we need, the good tastes we enjoy, the occasional treat that is "special" and "worth it", and for it to NOT RULE OUR LIVES.
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    rhed got a reaction from VivaLaMeredith in Approved crunchy/dry snacks?   
    Is it possible Robin was referring to older rules?
    This page says chips are not allowed:
     
     
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    rhed got a reaction from praxisproject in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They read a label then heave a big sigh and put it back on the shelf, then grab the next brand or variety and read that label.
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    rhed reacted to Collice in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you beam gleefully as your 2 year old turns down the sucker from the lady at the bank and then asks for apples and cashew butter! Win for mommy!
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    rhed reacted to wiscogirl in food dreams   
    I had my first food dream last night, end of Day 4. I dreamed I woke up, went to the kitchen, ate ONE white chocolate-covered pretzel, and then immediately couldn't decide if that meant I had to start Whole30 over. When I woke up, I was CONVINCED it was real and wanted to cry. Once I realized it wasn't, I found my stash of bad foods (in case I want a few of them after the 30 days, we'll see) and promptly threw away the white chocolate-covered pretzels that were in there. Can't haunt me now!
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    rhed reacted to Karen in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    A drop in hormones triggers a bleed. Think of the placebo pill in birth control - you stop taking hormones and the drop in hormones - progesterone specifically - triggers the bleed.
    So what causes a drop in hormones when you change your eating habits? A lot. It's not just one thing. It's eating 3 meals a day. It's eating a balanced meal at each meal. It's eliminating processed foods that are rich in crap that confuse our hormones. It's balancing our cortisol and insulin. For some people dairy or soy contribute as they can confuse our hormones. Ultimately, though, the body is all connected and it's a combination of these and many other things that contribute to helping your body work how it's supposed to, with adequate levels of hormones to support health. A temporary drop in hormones is a sign that your body is adjusting accordingly.
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    rhed got a reaction from praxisproject in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They read a label then heave a big sigh and put it back on the shelf, then grab the next brand or variety and read that label.
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    rhed got a reaction from praxisproject in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They read a label then heave a big sigh and put it back on the shelf, then grab the next brand or variety and read that label.
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    rhed reacted to Delaine Ross in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Thank you for this!
    They have this conversation with the TJ's cashier (and this was yesterday)
    Me: do you have Larabars?
    Cashier: yes, many kinds. Do you want me to hold your place in line while you run over?
    Me: No. Thank you but I can't have them right now.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
    Me: I know, but I have an unhealthy psychological relationship with them. They feel like dessert.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
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    rhed got a reaction from MeadowLily in Is ghee an acquired taste?   
    I just finished off my last jar this morning. And when I say last... I won't be buying any more since I'm not a huge fan. My husband loves it, but he's not living at home right now, so he can buy his own to cook with.  
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    rhed got a reaction from MeadowLily in Is ghee an acquired taste?   
    I just finished off my last jar this morning. And when I say last... I won't be buying any more since I'm not a huge fan. My husband loves it, but he's not living at home right now, so he can buy his own to cook with.  
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    rhed reacted to JohannaE in Fogo De Chao   
    I am happy to report that I was VERY happy with my dining experience at Fogo de Chao!  (And proud of myself for sticking to my Whole30 despite strong thoughts of "it's a special occasion, would a little wine and a piece of chocolate one day really hurt?")
     
    Anyways, I told our waiter about all of my dietary restrictions right away.  He was very knowledgable and immediately told me what I could have as is (the Picanha, filet mignon, rib eye, top sirloin, bottom sirloin and beef ribs), what they could modify for me by cooking in only sea salt (the lamb legs, the lamb chop and the chicken) and what I should avoid all together (the parmesan pork loin, the sausage and anything wrapped in bacon).  He made me feel completely comfortable asking, and even walked me through the salad bar to point out what I could have and what I couldn't.  This was really helpful because I wouldn't have had any idea about a lot of the cooked and marinated veggies (for instance, the beets had added sugar but the zucchini and string beans were just in olive oil salt and pepper).  Anything they didn't know (like does the smoked salmon have sugar? it didn't!), they found out the answer right away.  
     
    All of the servers seemed to know my requirements, but all were very subtle about it.  I didn't ask them to make chicken special for me (who wants chicken when you have lamb and filet mignon?!), but they made TWO batches of lamb legs with just salt and it was awesome!  I had more than enough to eat, but didn't feel disgusting like I would after a heavy carb binge.  I definitely recommend Fogo for Whole30 dinners out!
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    rhed reacted to Farback in The crazy things people say   
    Here's another response;
    " if I eat that, the voices come back."
    They'll walk away.