Irish Rose

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    Irish Rose got a reaction from alissaks in Question about breasts   
    Hey ladies, pass that boob fat my way! I would love bigger ones. I went from a nice c to a deflated b cup after feeding 5 sons. Every time I lose fat, they get more deflated. I am pretty boyish anyway, not much difference between waist and hips so if the whole 30 helps me keep some boobage, I will do a happy dance!
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from alissaks in Question about breasts   
    Hey ladies, pass that boob fat my way! I would love bigger ones. I went from a nice c to a deflated b cup after feeding 5 sons. Every time I lose fat, they get more deflated. I am pretty boyish anyway, not much difference between waist and hips so if the whole 30 helps me keep some boobage, I will do a happy dance!
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Physibeth in Best chicken ever from well fed is really the best chicken ever!!!   
    I am going to get a big container and quadruple the brine recipe and stick a whole turkey into it for Christmas !
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Physibeth in Best chicken ever from well fed is really the best chicken ever!!!   
    I am going to get a big container and quadruple the brine recipe and stick a whole turkey into it for Christmas !
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    Irish Rose reacted to missmary in Whole 30 vs post whole 30   
    I don't think of the whole30 as a cleanse, more of a reset followed by some self-experiementation. It gets you to a place where you can find out how various foods effect you. You are so right that just doing the whole30, then going back to however you were eating before isn't the answer. Doing that will just put you right back where you started! That said, post whole30 you may find out that certain foods are ok for you on an occasional basis. For me, that means I don't need to freak out about a tiny bit of sugar, or even a little bitty bit of dairy or a potato or a scoop of rice once a year. I also know that gluten or soy or a real serving size of dairy is bad news for me SO, while I'm not strictly whole30 anymore, I have the information I need to make better-informed choices that support my long-term health.
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Going to try the auto immune protocol. Need help and advice!!   
    Abigail, I sometimes think the whole30 hype gives us unrealistic expectations of what we can achieve. Thirty days is NOTHING really. I know I would go crazy on those strict protocols but I am getting benefits that have brought me back to do another 30 days. I may try eliminating some of the foods I suspect may be the culprit but skin conditions are a nightmare and it sounds like the whole30 stressed you, which of course impacts on your psoriasis. Maybe a more relaxed paleo / primal diet would suit you better? It's normal to feel really fed up if you feel you have made a lot of sacrifices with no reward. I felt like that but when I wrote down the benefits, I realised I got more out of this than I thought : )
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Renee Lee in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    This is exactly how I am looking at it. I have found a way to make it fit real life. If I can do 30 days , I will but if it's a big family occasion, I am not going to sit there stressing about every ingredient. I will make a conscious decision to relax and then get right back on it : ))
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Didn't know where to post this! I am 16 days into my second whole30 and it is SO easy this time. I recommend everyone try a second attempt. This time I am armed with great recipes , good cooking and prep habits and my husband has joined me. I am stopping on day 26 for my sisters wedding ( I think it's wrong to worry about what's in your sauce, or to decline champagne on a wonderful occasion like that ) BUT I am enjoying it so much I will launch my third whole 30 on the following Monday.
    I now make my favourite lemon paprika chicken thighs ( google Eatlivepaleo) to eat during Saturday nights reality TV marathon. I cook ahead for the two days I am out of the house all day and I have inspired my husband and lots of Facebook friends are asking about it as I post delicious whole30 food.
    My advice , buy Well Fed, buy loads of vegetables you have never tried before and embrace the chance of a great learning experience. I get sick of meat so I eat lots of vegetable dishes and seafood.
    Well, I don't know what my point is but I just wanted to share!
    I also got through my severe pmt by eating medjool dates. Not ideal but you want to see what I USED to eat : )))
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    Irish Rose reacted to KLTorres13 in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    I 100% agree, Irish Rose! 
     
    My husband and I are on Day 6 of Round 2, and we were talking this morning about how this time we are not having to constantly THINK about food! We know we cant have the cake, so why sit there and contemplate it? After our first Whole 30, we did an introduction phase that turned into a 2-week eat like crazy fest. So this time we are doing a Whole 90 with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas off. Truly it's not a "whole" anything, but as AppleGirl said above about natural weightloss...it's more of a lifestyle now rather than a "challenge".  Thanks for posting this because that very question was in the air in our household too! 
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    Irish Rose reacted to sunnymama in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Great post...and I totally agree!  LOVE W30 way of eating!  
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    Irish Rose reacted to Applegirl in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Good for you, Irish Rose.  I'm on my second W30.  It does become second nature.  I'm not ready to start with reintroduction yet, as I've still got a bit of work to do on the snacking dragon, I still have 30lbs to lose, and I find the W30 template works well for me as a natural weight loss plan, and frankly I don't have a compelling reason to stop right now.  
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Didn't know where to post this! I am 16 days into my second whole30 and it is SO easy this time. I recommend everyone try a second attempt. This time I am armed with great recipes , good cooking and prep habits and my husband has joined me. I am stopping on day 26 for my sisters wedding ( I think it's wrong to worry about what's in your sauce, or to decline champagne on a wonderful occasion like that ) BUT I am enjoying it so much I will launch my third whole 30 on the following Monday.
    I now make my favourite lemon paprika chicken thighs ( google Eatlivepaleo) to eat during Saturday nights reality TV marathon. I cook ahead for the two days I am out of the house all day and I have inspired my husband and lots of Facebook friends are asking about it as I post delicious whole30 food.
    My advice , buy Well Fed, buy loads of vegetables you have never tried before and embrace the chance of a great learning experience. I get sick of meat so I eat lots of vegetable dishes and seafood.
    Well, I don't know what my point is but I just wanted to share!
    I also got through my severe pmt by eating medjool dates. Not ideal but you want to see what I USED to eat : )))
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Didn't know where to post this! I am 16 days into my second whole30 and it is SO easy this time. I recommend everyone try a second attempt. This time I am armed with great recipes , good cooking and prep habits and my husband has joined me. I am stopping on day 26 for my sisters wedding ( I think it's wrong to worry about what's in your sauce, or to decline champagne on a wonderful occasion like that ) BUT I am enjoying it so much I will launch my third whole 30 on the following Monday.
    I now make my favourite lemon paprika chicken thighs ( google Eatlivepaleo) to eat during Saturday nights reality TV marathon. I cook ahead for the two days I am out of the house all day and I have inspired my husband and lots of Facebook friends are asking about it as I post delicious whole30 food.
    My advice , buy Well Fed, buy loads of vegetables you have never tried before and embrace the chance of a great learning experience. I get sick of meat so I eat lots of vegetable dishes and seafood.
    Well, I don't know what my point is but I just wanted to share!
    I also got through my severe pmt by eating medjool dates. Not ideal but you want to see what I USED to eat : )))
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Second whole 30 seems TOO easy!   
    Didn't know where to post this! I am 16 days into my second whole30 and it is SO easy this time. I recommend everyone try a second attempt. This time I am armed with great recipes , good cooking and prep habits and my husband has joined me. I am stopping on day 26 for my sisters wedding ( I think it's wrong to worry about what's in your sauce, or to decline champagne on a wonderful occasion like that ) BUT I am enjoying it so much I will launch my third whole 30 on the following Monday.
    I now make my favourite lemon paprika chicken thighs ( google Eatlivepaleo) to eat during Saturday nights reality TV marathon. I cook ahead for the two days I am out of the house all day and I have inspired my husband and lots of Facebook friends are asking about it as I post delicious whole30 food.
    My advice , buy Well Fed, buy loads of vegetables you have never tried before and embrace the chance of a great learning experience. I get sick of meat so I eat lots of vegetable dishes and seafood.
    Well, I don't know what my point is but I just wanted to share!
    I also got through my severe pmt by eating medjool dates. Not ideal but you want to see what I USED to eat : )))
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    Irish Rose reacted to kaybee in Feeling....pudgy.   
    Okay, I was thinking the exact same thing -- I eat way more than that! Glad I'm not the only one. For a second I panicked that I was eating too much...(am also pretty active)
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    Irish Rose reacted to shakartothechai in Feeling....pudgy.   
    Thanks for the input everyone!! I could already tell by tonight that I feel much better NOT having cashews OR coconut flakes.
    And honestly....I thought I was eating too much!! Goes to show how I've spent years and years starving my body of the proper nutrients. I'll eat more....pinky promise!!
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Going to try the auto immune protocol. Need help and advice!!   
    Abigail, I sometimes think the whole30 hype gives us unrealistic expectations of what we can achieve. Thirty days is NOTHING really. I know I would go crazy on those strict protocols but I am getting benefits that have brought me back to do another 30 days. I may try eliminating some of the foods I suspect may be the culprit but skin conditions are a nightmare and it sounds like the whole30 stressed you, which of course impacts on your psoriasis. Maybe a more relaxed paleo / primal diet would suit you better? It's normal to feel really fed up if you feel you have made a lot of sacrifices with no reward. I felt like that but when I wrote down the benefits, I realised I got more out of this than I thought : )
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    Irish Rose reacted to pjena in Debilitating stomach ache   
    If this is new and you haven't changed what/how much you're eating, you may want to go into the dr.  It might be something unrelated to food.  Better to get checked out.  Debilitating stomach aches aren't ok!  I hope you feel better soon!
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from AshleyAnth in Starting Whole30 on September 16 - need help and support, please!   
    hi Karyn, I am also a mum of five and paleo /primal has been the answer to my food bingeing cycles. It's not perfect but I am now a healthy weight and have been for over a year. The entire family will benefit. You can do this . Make up your mind, plan ahead and come here for support . Good luck xxx
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    Irish Rose got a reaction from AshleyAnth in Starting Whole30 on September 16 - need help and support, please!   
    hi Karyn, I am also a mum of five and paleo /primal has been the answer to my food bingeing cycles. It's not perfect but I am now a healthy weight and have been for over a year. The entire family will benefit. You can do this . Make up your mind, plan ahead and come here for support . Good luck xxx
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    Irish Rose reacted to Fenderbender in Exercise type: Does it matter?   
    I'm racked with old injuries but I gotta tell you....Crossfit has changed my life!!! There is nothing like doing all out intense workouts . Sure plenty of folks lift heavy, but all workouts are ment to be scaled to your appropriate level of fitness and strength
    At 51, I now leave most of all the 20-30 something's in the dust and I am pain free. Lifting heavy with good form and intensity .The coaches correcting my tight hip flexors, correcting my lack of shoulder and scapular mobility, etc has made a huge difference in my everyday life....
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    Irish Rose reacted to Littlepeanut in Confused about eating meal one after workout   
     Not sure if you ever got an answer for an option to post WO--- I have bought and cooked chicken breast tenders before and kept them cold in a little icepack in my gym bag or purse. That way I could eat it before heading home and then make a meal. It was better then tuna since I got burnt out on it and kept me from getting post workout rage on someone from needing to eat LOL
     
    I would say try that... or if you don't mind fish.... that would work too. A little lunchbag to sneak in your purse or bag is all you need with a coldpak and you can find some suupppeeerr small ones that are perfect at walmart or target and such..
     
    Hope that helps a little more!
     
    Happy clean eating and workouts!  
     
    Cheers!
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    Irish Rose reacted to Bet in Going to try the auto immune protocol. Need help and advice!!   
    How coincidental that the AI cookbook came out the day I finished my AIP W30!
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    Irish Rose reacted to Tom Denham in Going to try the auto immune protocol. Need help and advice!!   
    Here are two resources: http://whole9life.com/2013/08/introducing-the-paleo-autoimmune-cookbook/
     
    http://www.thepaleomom.com/the-autoimmune-protocol-aip
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    Irish Rose reacted to Bet in Going to try the auto immune protocol. Need help and advice!!   
    Hi Irish, I did the AIP for my first W30. For breakfast I did  pork patties with sweet potatoes. I am also nightshade intolerant, so giving them up wasn't a huge deal for me, although not using any seed spices was frustrating, I love nutmeg.
     
    But I did discover that my elbow pain subsided greatly after 5 days. Upon reintroduction of eggs, I discovered that they do cause inflammation. So while I haven't cut them out completely, they are no longer a staple food for me.
     
    Is it tough, yes. But so is having excema. It's only 30 days, you can do it. I don't have a cookbook, but I just adapted recipes to fit my program. I also do low FODMAP, so I'm used to having to improvise.
     
    Also, giving up coffee is not mandatory, it's merely suggested.