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    Raven got a reaction from healthybound in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Dairy caused my fingers to be swollen the next morning, soy gave me a stomachache and headache, and non-gluten grains gave me diarrhea.  Oh and when I had sugar for the first time after my reintro (without eating a meal before hand), I WANTED SUGAR SO BAAAAD.  It was scary.  
     
    Has anyone done a reintroduction where you reintro for a whole week or month, not just a day?  Sometimes I wonder if the reactions are just because you're body hasn't had that food for 30+ days.  It would also be interesting (and probably sucky) to see what other reactions to the foods would develop.  For me, maybe dairy would cause my fingers to swell the following day, but after a month of eating (even grass-fed, organic) dairy, it would cause depression or something else.
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    Raven got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    Update update:  I made it through to Day 91 and even got some reintroductions done!  I def have issues with dairy, gluten, and sugarrrr.  I'm happy I chose to do 90 days as it showed me that I can make this way of eating into a lifestyle and I also discovered how much stress (from whatever source) is really my biggest issue.
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    Raven got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    Update update:  I made it through to Day 91 and even got some reintroductions done!  I def have issues with dairy, gluten, and sugarrrr.  I'm happy I chose to do 90 days as it showed me that I can make this way of eating into a lifestyle and I also discovered how much stress (from whatever source) is really my biggest issue.
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    Raven got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    Update update:  I made it through to Day 91 and even got some reintroductions done!  I def have issues with dairy, gluten, and sugarrrr.  I'm happy I chose to do 90 days as it showed me that I can make this way of eating into a lifestyle and I also discovered how much stress (from whatever source) is really my biggest issue.
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    Raven got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    Update update:  I made it through to Day 91 and even got some reintroductions done!  I def have issues with dairy, gluten, and sugarrrr.  I'm happy I chose to do 90 days as it showed me that I can make this way of eating into a lifestyle and I also discovered how much stress (from whatever source) is really my biggest issue.
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    Raven got a reaction from kirkor in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    Update:  This phase has passed and I no longer feel the need to eat junk food!  I'm on Day 77 today and things are going much more smoothly.  Any sugar/junk food/binge cravings are gone and my digestion has improved significantly!  
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    Raven reacted to jmcbn in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    You're obviously working on the mental health with meditation & relaxation which is hopefully turning things around for you, but what are you doing in terms of gut health? Poor gut flora is also known to impact mental health... Are you taking probiotics? Eating fermented foods?
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    Raven reacted to jmcbn in Possible Extinction Burst During Whole90   
    Hey @Raven - is there a reason you're doing 90 days? Research shows that continued restriction often results in a binge, so I'm thinking that your comment above is spot on. NOT eating Whole30 doesn't have to mean you eat junk, it just means you use what you've learned to develop a sustainable eating planned tailored to you. Just a thought... 
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    Raven reacted to praxisproject in Are you new here? Welcome!   
    Is this your first Whole30? This is what it's all about
    http://whole30.com/new/
    There are lots of PDF downloads to help you out
    http://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ including the fabulous Meal Planning Template
    Not sure what you can have? Whole30 Rules & Can I Have...
    You'll also find great info searching in the forum section Can I have...?
    http://forum.whole30.com/forum/6-can-i-have-___/
    Did you know there's Rules AND Recommendations?
    http://whole30.com/2015/01/rules-recommendations/
    It's early now, but bookmark the Timeline, it's really great http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/
    Really want to complete your Whole30, might want to read this now - Do I really have to start over?
    http://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/
    Welcome you've totally got this!
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    Raven reacted to Carlaccini in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    MM - as cayenne mentions above - it is completely up to you after you do your elimination.
     
    I know my particular relationship with dairy is mine, and mine alone.  I suffered for many years from an embarrassing painful skin condition that I developed in my early teens.  I had no idea what caused it.  I just thought it was an unhappy part of my life.  And as time passed the skin condition got worse, and more aggressive.  Most days I was in agony.  Dr's prescribed creams that really didn't help.  Or they gave me instructions to "clean myself better".  It came to the point where I didn't bother consult the medical community anymore as they couldn't help me.  So I suffered in silence.
     
    3 years ago I finished my first whole 30.  I had many positive NSV's.  Then I did re-intro's and I discovered that my beloved dairy was the culprit for my pain. I will have a skin reaction to cheese within 4 to 6 hours of eating it.  Milk and yogurt will cause me to bloat, and I will be visiting the washroom often (record is 7 times in one morning) It was one that I did play suspect over the years, but allergy tests were inconclusive.  But dairy - unless it is really, Really, REALLY special - is just plain not worth it to me.  I wish I would get a minor bloat and that is it.  To me then it be worth it then too.  But all I am saying from my own non-sciencey standpoint is that you never know how you will feel until afterwards and you do the re-intros. 
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    Raven reacted to Carlaccini in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    Wow Noelle - you and I are sugar twins -     
     
    Combine sugar with soy - I become just a plain miserable, mean, short tempered tyrant.  Depression soon kicks in afterwards.  To think that was my normal for many years.....
     
    Cheese - within 4 to 6 hours of consuming cheese I have an Hidraenitis Suppurativa reaction
    Any other dairy - upset stomach, and basically extreme evacuation mode within the hour of consumption.  Evacuation process has been know to last for 24 hours or more.
    Gluten Grains - if item has a high fat content reaction is minor.  If no fat content - it will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  However I noticed a correlation between grain consumption and intensity of menstrual migraines. Also notice head scales, and roseacea flare after consuming gluten.
    Gluten free grains - gassy, bloating, odd combination of constipation and explosive diarrhea (sorry for the TMI)
    Rice - constipation for a minimum of 48 hours.  
    Legumes - same as Gluten Free grains
     
    I am also sensitive to a lot of AIP foods
    Raw tomatoes or peppers - I get a psoriasis flare.  Cooked seems to be ok
    Nuts - the usual bloating and digestive distress.  And they mess up my sleep
    Eggs - within a half hour my knee and hip are aching.  The quality of eggs make the difference here.  Cage free eggs are better (but still cause joint tenderness) Also correlation between eggs and eczema.  Dropping dairy helped significantly, however still had eczema pretty badly on my hands.  It has since completely cleared.
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    Raven got a reaction from healthybound in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Dairy caused my fingers to be swollen the next morning, soy gave me a stomachache and headache, and non-gluten grains gave me diarrhea.  Oh and when I had sugar for the first time after my reintro (without eating a meal before hand), I WANTED SUGAR SO BAAAAD.  It was scary.  
     
    Has anyone done a reintroduction where you reintro for a whole week or month, not just a day?  Sometimes I wonder if the reactions are just because you're body hasn't had that food for 30+ days.  It would also be interesting (and probably sucky) to see what other reactions to the foods would develop.  For me, maybe dairy would cause my fingers to swell the following day, but after a month of eating (even grass-fed, organic) dairy, it would cause depression or something else.
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    Raven reacted to Carlaccini in Success stories for overweight children?   
    I would also work on embracing the body she has right now - as it is.
    Basically along the lines of "It's not perfect - but it's mine - and I need to respect it" - Respect means no negative self talk and basically eating good nourishing food and just working with what's she's got for now.  It learning to appreciate what her body is capable of as opposed to what it looks like.
    This is something I wish I had very much while growing up.
    Best of luck to the both of you!
     
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    Raven reacted to Isolde41 in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Thanks @ladyshanny. I should have added that I have not been presenting this as a weight loss plan to her, just that we are all eating healthier and trying to feel better.  We've been focusing on NSV like increased energy (she dances 8 hours a week and needs all she can get!) and improved focus in school.  She's really on board with all of that. She doesn't even want to lose weight for weight loss's sake - she thinks it will help her dancing and her ballet lines. Because no one seems to be talking about overweight children and the benefits of this plan to them, I was hoping someone had some success stories.  The grown-up ones inspire me, but I know she'd appreciate hearing about other kids in the same boat. Because she goes to a school where every child is an athlete or performing artist, almost all of them are quite thin and she has no one to identify with.
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    Raven reacted to ladyshanny in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Eating whole, healthy, nutritious foods will never not work. You both might want to redefine "working" though as improved health, energy, mood, focus rather than just the laser-focus on weight. She's so young, as her hormones kick in she is going to likely experience some fluctuation of weight and body comp. Learning and continuing to eat nourishing food and staying away from garbage is her ticket to a balanced, healthy adulthood.
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    Raven reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hi!
    Susan had a wonderful idea of having one place where it is all things related to making/brewing Kombucha could be asked and answered. There are several of us that are newbies at this (me) and some real pros out there (Susan, Miss Mary, Nadia...) and thought that one place to keep all things related to making your own kombucha would be helpful for others embarking on this journey.
    I have begun the process of making my own SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) and if this is an epic failure, will end up getting SCOBY locally. I have heard Craig's List is a great source for people giving away free SCOBY to a good home! My potential source is one from Miss Mary!
    I am reading up on the process to actually make the kombucha. Just like when I made my own sauerkraut for the first time, I am a little intimidated! This isn't something my mother taught me how to do growing up!
    We will all learn together!
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    Raven reacted to Johnny M in Chipotle?   
    everytime this thread pops up as updated in my feed I get really hungry.
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    Raven reacted to Robertaworley in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    jmcbn, you are most welcome to have whatever it is that I don't or won't eat.  And now, I have a partner in crime, besides my sweet husband.  You can show us around Ireland, eh?  It would be nice to have a resident tour guide that we can pay with the food we'd rather not partake.  That means, of course, you'll get a double portion.  You good with that?
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    Raven reacted to jmcbn in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Both Scottish in origin

    The black and white pudding (not much different to sausage in all honesty - only the black contains blood) you can leave for me though
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    Raven reacted to Tenpoundbaby in peanut butter and jelly is all they want   
    Hi!  I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old who are on Day 19 with me and my husband.  I think it really helped in the 2 weeks leading up to our Whole 30, we discussed things as we prepared and cleaned all the non-compliant foods out of our house.  They went thru the "Kill All The Things" phase about 5 or 6 days in, but besides that they have been fantastic sports!  I found their appetites increased dramatically, and their acceptance of new veggies and other foods has been great.  
    I think it would work for your kids if it was something your whole family was doing.  If my husband was eating cake at the office, it might be tougher for my 6 year old to forgo cupcakes at school parties. 
    Also, if there's no PB&J ingredients in the house, there won't be sandwiches right?
    My 2 year old is gradually eating more and different veggies, so I understand the "2 veggies" only thing.  They get over it.  She also likes her veggies with fruit in baby food pouches when we're out.
     
    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
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    Raven reacted to GFChris in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Answered in this thread: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/10986-does-cutting-things-out-for-30-days-make-one-more-sensitive/
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    Raven got a reaction from healthybound in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Dairy caused my fingers to be swollen the next morning, soy gave me a stomachache and headache, and non-gluten grains gave me diarrhea.  Oh and when I had sugar for the first time after my reintro (without eating a meal before hand), I WANTED SUGAR SO BAAAAD.  It was scary.  
     
    Has anyone done a reintroduction where you reintro for a whole week or month, not just a day?  Sometimes I wonder if the reactions are just because you're body hasn't had that food for 30+ days.  It would also be interesting (and probably sucky) to see what other reactions to the foods would develop.  For me, maybe dairy would cause my fingers to swell the following day, but after a month of eating (even grass-fed, organic) dairy, it would cause depression or something else.
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    Raven reacted to adabeie in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    A trip I'm looking to put together sometime in the next two years is a big extreme.. I want to ride my bike home (to California, unless Europe distracts me).. from Korea. It's been done, and it's my kind of lovely: camping, physical exertion, exotic foods, and lots of time by myself. Probably also photography and journaling. 
     
    I really have no idea how I'd do this, since even on shorter biking trips, processed foods tend to be a regular feature. 
     
    Ideally I'd love to cook for myself, though depending on the gear you need to cook things, you have to weigh the costs of the extra weight on the bike, and while weight itself isn't necessarily a deal breaker (touring bikes can handles quite a load), space is often at a premium and you can't exactly take a hand blender.
     
    I imagine I'd try to keep it simple, and buy basic and pre-cooked ingredients along the way, and make the most of street food when in more populated areas. I do imagine I would have a basic mess kit and a camping stove, I consider the ability to create fire an essential, as much as being able to source clean water no matter the locale. 
     
    For sake of flexibility though, if you get an invitation to dinner or to camp in someone's yard, one tends to be hungry rather than picky when it comes to food and your body becomes an absolute furnace in terms of burning through food at times like this. Still, I wonder how complaint I would be able to stay, and certainly there are vast stretches of Central Asia that have excellent vegetarian and meat based cuisines.
     
    So far, for me, avoiding soy has been the hardest. (I'm kinda in one of the soy Meccas here in Seoul.)
     
    But it's something to ponder, and something to try out on shorter trips first. I would love to hear about others who've gone the road less traveled with their Whole30/9 philosophy and were able to stick it through. 
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    Raven reacted to missmary in Ladies Only Privacy Disclaimer   
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    Raven reacted to Zyriel in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    I am seriously considering doing multiple days of each. I had thought maybe two or 3 days, and perhaps make the in-between days a minimum of 3 and more if needed. I have not approached my first re-intro day yet but I had a similar curiosity about this as you do. I'm also splitting my foods up a lot more than the base plan. Even with one day per, and two between, my plan is stretched out to 30 days.
     
    I really appreciate this thread though. I've put a "what to look for" section into each re-intro day. I know I need to sort of "look for everything" but knowing common reactions is helpful.