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  1. I read a study several years ago -- a decade or more now -- that had been done in Sweden on former obese people who had lost weight and kept it off, and it can take 8 years or longer before former fat cells can be re absorbed into the body. Of course, that study, as I said was more than a decade ago, so findings might have changed since then. But I know the feeling.
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    breakfast "burrito"

    What about tucking your 'burrito' fillings into an omelette?
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    What to do with sauerkraut?

    I love sauerkraut with sausages or roast pork. It is good with some sauteed apples and sliced white onion along with the pork. I also like to melt some ghee and toss the sauerkraut in the ghee to warm it up, rather than just dumping it in a pan and bringing it to a boil, gives it a whole other flavor.
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    Veggie portions- raw vs cooked

    For me, I use the 1-3 for cooked veggies, and typically have more than 3 cups at a meal. Like Munkers said, greens cook away to nothing -- a whole bag of raw spinach cooked down, barely makes anything on the plate. I do not count cups of greens when I have salad -- which right now has been 3 meals a day since I have a spiralizer. I spiralize zucchini, carrots, cucumbers -- pretty much anything I can spiralize! And toss them with salad greens -- spinach, power greens, romaine, baby greens, and other veg, and I don't count the greens at all. Plus, the more veg you can get in, the better. The size of my salads? The BIG pyrex mixing bowl -- 4-5 qts.
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    Jimmy Johns

    You might want to ask if the Salami has wine in it, as most commercial salami does contain wine.
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    Ranch dressing gone too acid

    I put full fat coconut milk into my ranch (I am not familiar with that recipe -- i modify a recipe I found on Food Network) -- mayo, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, garlic, green onion, dill, salt, pepper, and I use the coconut milk in place of the buttermilk that is usually in ranch. It is pretty good and not coconutty if that is an issue. I also make it to taste, so I don't have a real recipe with amounts. ANYWAY that was a long winded post on maybe add some coconut milk to your dressing and chill it till it thickens up? The extra fat might calm down the tartness.
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    Can I have

    I am sorry no, popcorn is made from corn, which is a grain. Grains are not allowed on the W30. This topic has been discussed several times before. You can google Whole 30 popcorn (or what ever topic you are looking for!) and it will bring the topics up!
  8. Your post meal can be just a few bites of a lean (fat free) protein and a few bites of starchy veg. It can be as little as an egg white and a few baby carrots, a few cubes of plain boiled/baked sweet potato. It isn't a full meal. You don't want to eat fat with your post workout as it can slow down the digestion of the protein and starchy carbs. You can have your few bite post workout meal and then 30 minutes or so later, have a regular breakfast. The post workout meal is small enough that you could eat it quickly while changing at the gym or right after before you even get to your car. Hope that helps some
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    Staying Super Hungry

    Fats -- avocado yes, as well as olives (you can have 2 full handfuls of olives), coconut oil, milk and flakes, ghee, olive oils, macadamia nut oil or walnut oil, homemade mayo (my fave!) that you can use for all sorts of dips and dressings and just eaten off a spoon -- bacon, fattier cuts of meat, duck, goose or chicken fat, nuts and nut butters. Remember -- when cooking in fat, the fat stays in the pan, so don't count it, unless you scrape out the pan onto your plate. I would reccomend ditching the fruit for veg -- especially roasted veg, which will give you a feeling of fullness, and only have fruit after you have eaten your protein, fat and veg. There have been several discussions on the forums about not having fruit at breakfast, as many people have discovered it makes them hungrier later in the day.
  10. Back when I was following Nourishing Traditions (WARP) I soaked all the nuts my family ate. I bought raw nuts, soaked them overnight or at least 8 hours in salt water-- think ocean saltiness -- and then dried them for 12 hours in the oven on the lowest setting. It doesn't work with roasted nuts though. If we are having nuts in the house, I still do this as it really helped us. I also pre-portion the nuts so that they are not just FWOB. We don't always have nuts -- in fact, I don't remember the last time I bought any, but when we have them, this is the way I prepare them.
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    Am I Missing Something?

    no puddings, eat to the template. 1-2 palm sized pieces of protein OR as many eggs as you can hold in one hand (most women that is 3-4), 1-3 cups of veggies, and 1-2 thumbs of a solid fat, like coconut oil or ghee or oil drizzled over your food. Otherwise, 2 handfuls of olives, 1/2 to 1 avocado, 1/4-1/2 cup of coconut milk............ If you are in a rush out the door and breakfast is a grab and go, prep breakfast the night before -- hard boiled eggs, leftover roasted veg, a frittata baked ahead of time and cut into portions, leftovers from the night before. If you are hungry between meals, increase the size of your meal to match the template. If you are truly, truly hungry, like steamed broccoli and fish sound divine, have a mini meal, a hard boiled egg and some veg, with a homemade dip, for example. Have at least 2 macros -- protein and fat, protein and veg, veg and fat.... do not allow fruit to push veggies off your plate, and do not snack on fruit. All it does is feed the sugar dragon and keeps your body from becoming fat adapted.
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    How to do this when you are so picky?

    I can tell you from personal experience that picky eaters can do this program, and your tastes MAY change. My husband, who lived on AM/Pm burgers, peanut butter sandwiches and pasta for the most part, with pizza thrown it did the W30 and did survive it. Beforehand, he ate very little that was green -- and if he did, it was broccoli, pesto or green beans. His mother boiled everything they ate. It was the only cooking method she knew. But now, he willingly eats zoodles, brussel sprouts, zucchini, salads... he still isn't a huge fan of mayo. although he will eat creamy dressings if I make them with homemade mayo. Anyway -- I do suggest at least trying some different cooking methods. Roasting in bacon fat may change your mind about veggies you don't care for! Yes, you can do a whole 30 on a limited veggie palate, although do be prepared to become bored with your choices. Remember - no peas or beans (like lentils or pinto) and no corn. It is only 30 days. Fats wise, homemade mayo, egg yolks, ghee or clarified butter, fattier cuts of meat, tallow or lard, or duck fat or goose, and the occasional nut butter or handful of nuts. You don't need to have olives or avocados. Coconut oil is a good choice too. If you don't care for the taste of coconut oil, you can get some that is neutral in flavor --refined coconut oil. You can also use coconut milk, if you happen to like curries or in cream of soups.
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    Whole30 fail ... made it 4 days

    Hubby bought me a spiralizer last week and I have been spiralizing every veggie I can get my hands on, and I have been having spiralized salads for breakfast and lunch and zoodles and more spiralized noodlie goodness. Maybe go for something like that, rather than just eggs? I have meat either in my spiralized salads or along side. I am also a big one for leftovers for breakfast. Spiralized veggies even taste different than just sliced or chunked up veggies.
  14. My husband and I did 4 IUI's (all failed) BUT from fertilization to the start of my period, they didn't want me doing anything very stressful. It is possible that maybe where the no CrossFit is coming from. Nothing strenuous or stressful until you are past the point of losing the baby -- possibly as long as the first trimester. Congratulations by the way!!
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    Eat. Real. Food. That is the way to go. #jerf I have been following the Whole 30 path for over 3 years now, and I have never had an emergency situation that required eating a bar of any sort, and I highly doubt that Grok or any of his Caveman Crew would even touch a bar like that. Soooo not Paleo, and definitely not whole30.