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  1. Sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience... Since you seem to be open to learning about the foods your body does better/worse on - how was W30 different than your pre-W30 diet? It always seems to strange to me when people say W30 doesn't work for them because W30 is nothing but food. Real food. So adding in processed food and feeling improvement seems a little counter-intuitive to me. BUT some people have unknown sensitivities to eggs, FODMAPS, nightshades, etc and because suddenly people eat a lot more eggs and veggies during a W30 (which should NOT make you sicker in principle) they suddenly don't feel well. You also ate very low carb (according to the day you posted) which if you are coming from a very high carb diet can take weeks to adjust to. Fatigue and headaches are totally normal for a transition to very low carb diet. And one other thing - you said you were drinking water as an appetite suppressant between meals - between the drop in sodium (often happens when people transition to a whole foods diet) and the increased water intake, you may have messed up your electrolyte balance a bit (again, headaches and fatigue would be a normal presentation of this). I sure hope a bunch of salted bone broth wouldn't have been all you needed to feel better!
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    Achieving is believing

    What a great thread! So empowering to take control of your health!
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    @Dragonslayer That is an interesting idea. I've got the same issue... sometimes I keep binge eating just because I started... not because I really want to keep going! How stupid is that?! But the "oh, I'll be good tomorrow" means I have to cram it all in. Let us know how it goes. @hmg1993 Sounds like you've got a good plan in place. Life is just easier with wine and cheese I've been finding that it is easier lately to say no to the stuff I really don't agree with (mostly processed foods) because I truly think they are not compatible with health. But it really isn't a good way to live to say no to the entire W30 list all the time. I think coming up with rules that really matter to us are the key in the long run. Like "I don't eat food coloring" or "refined sugar" or "nuts" or whatever.
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    Made it Enjoyed a pretty big glass of wine (the "small plate" thing is my go to for alcohol too... and it doesn't work - too many refills So yesterday I got a big glass, filled it 75% of the way (probably 6-8 oz) and drank that). Played with the kiddos and just avoided the food. Got some snarky comments for saying no to giving the baby jello jigglers in the shape of eggs (WHY DO PEOPLE THINK 15 MONTH OLDS NEED RED #40, BLUE # 1, YELLOW #6 AND SUGAR?!) but besides that it was a lovely Easter dinner. Well that isn't entirely true - I was pretty pissed off about the snarky comments so maybe I ended up in a little bit of a bad mood... I hope both of you find some success with some weight loss - I've always found that just really sticking to the W30 is what does it - not just the "rules" but the recommendations - meal 1 early and substantial, no snacking, no after dinner "oh its mango and coconut milk and raisins" shit... then the weight comes off. Never much, but I do usually find myself happy with the results because the body shape changes always seem more substantial than the number on the scale. I think this is it for candy focused holidays for a while right...? I can't even imagine what the stores will put into the seasonal aisle now? Marshmallows I guess for smores?
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    @Dragonslayer Hope you've found your grove again! @hmg1993 Haven't heard much from you lately - hope things are going ok Just popping in. Things are going ok. I'm a little nervous for tomorrow. All the food at family gathering... bowls of jelly beans, chocolates, etc just sitting around waiting to be eaten - not to mention all the baked goods, chips, dips, etc. I wish I had a family where they were like "hey, its a big holiday - lets go hiking! skiing! play flag football!". Do those families exist?
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    20 pushups! Wow! And don't know even just one pull up - they are hard! I used to be able to do 5 strict in a row but not anymore I'm working my way back. I'm using a band and can do 5 with a less supportive band than I started with. By the end of the summer I'd like to back to a few strict ones! What kind of handstand are you working towards? Just a static one - like a yoga one? Bummer about the fruit binge last night. I get crazy leg cramps too when I overdo sugar - even natural sugar - like grapes for dinner (you know, 2 lbs of grapes...). I never knew why. Any ideas? And I get them in weird places - like my peroneus which doesn't actually allow you to stretch it because it pretty much runs along your fibula and doesn't really cross a joint with much movement potential (it everts the foot)... and MAN does that hurt.
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    Yeah. But what I'm most curious about are the pushups! I'm working on getting back to strict ones too! I'm up to 3 in a row. 27 more to go! About the eggs though - you know what, I don't really want ONE egg. I want the binge. So I'm going to just try not to do it... Also, do you have a good ketchup recipe? I've been making my own that I actually think is really good (though not W30...). But maybe for down the road? 1 6 oz can tomato paste, 1 can's worth of water, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, allspice, salt. I don't measure the spices... maybe 1/4-1/2 tsp of onion and garlic and 1/8 allspice? Simmer for a few minutes then jar. Super easy and I think quite tasty! We had some TJ ketchup around so I'll just put that out on Sunday. But its the principle of it. You get it, but not too many people do
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    Just checking in Things here are ok! I'm getting a little nervous about Easter... I'm not going to lie - I do love Cadbury Cream Eggs. Which really means I love 12 eggs all at once chased by a family size bag of the mini crunchy eggs... so we'll see. I can't do just one like Melissa We are hosting a Sunday dinner this week and it is sort of funny to me. I feel like I have to make all these alterations to the food to get people to eat it. We always make this coleslaw and I love it. But I realized I'll have to add a cup of sugar for the rest of the family to actually eat it... And burgers on the grill... well clearly we must have buns around too then. And no paleo ketchup - gotta go out and buy a bottle of Heinz. Uy yuy yuy.
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    Pork tenderloin recipes?

    We are hosting Sunday dinner this week and I was going to make pulled pork. But hubs bought a pork tenderloin instead of a pork shoulder... 3 lbs and if it is a flop the 20+ people over will be down a dinner option (we are also doing burgers). Any really good pork tenderloin recipes? It doesn't even need to be W30 - I just don't want to try a new (to me) recipe for the first time! Thanks
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    LDL Cholesterol Sky-rocketed

    I do believe active weight loss can transiently increase LDL - that may have been what you've seen. Cholesterol tests (especially for LDL) have also advanced in recent years so that LDL alone is no longer considered the best marker. I don't remember the details but try googling "fluffy" LDL and you may find some information in more detail than I can provide!
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    Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    @Dragonslayer Go you! So happy to read such an upbeat post! Sounds like you've got a great plan for the next 100 days! And you are going to have some kick ass triceps to boot I hope you send us some wedding pictures in a few months! @hmg1993 I totally agree about the things it turns out we don't "need"... I used to eat chocolate every.single.night (it was actually what prompted me to do a W30 a few years ago - doing "paleo" I was eating an 85% Lindt bar every night after dinner... not good). But I thought I couldn't live without it. I can't tell you the last time I had chocolate at night. I posted on here a while ago about eating it again and that lasted a week or so - turns out I don't really enjoy eating on a daily basis. Things here are ok. Humming along. Fruit munchies after dinner need a little reigning in from time to time but besides that all is good! Time change has finally gotten dinner time to have a distinct end because little guy has his bath and then nurses because he goes to bed at 7 instead of 6 and it is really helping! Just by getting away from the darn kitchen I can shut off the "must keep eating" feelings. Interestingly, now I can even come back down after his bath and stuff and sit at the dining room table and have my cup of magnesium and not feel compelled to shove more food in my pie hole. Crazy.
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    We make this and love it. (We just use a 16 oz bag of coleslaw and skip her steps to shred/salt your own). The other day in a restaurant I got a side of very traditional (SUGAR!) coleslaw. Blch. So I can see how if you are used to sugar in your coleslaw you might say the same about the no-sugar recipes
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    Am I doing something wrong?

    I hope it works for you! I've looked at some of those meal plans and for me I know *I* would need more food. I probably eat on the high end of the spectrum though Just be careful with the nuts... super easy to over eat. I personally *could* overeat mayo but most people can't! They are also high in Omega-6s which aren't bad per se, but the American diet is so skewed towards too much O6 anyway that there are better ways to add fat - like the ranch and mayo or avocado or ghee or pesto... Good luck and I hope in 2 weeks you post saying you are glad you stuck it out!
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    Am I doing something wrong?

    I'd maybe try eating a little more too... I know it seems counterintuitive but often it helps. And maybe make some tweaks... Are you eating 3-4 eggs? Do you have added fat at breakfast - scrambled egg option doesn't mention it and unless that is a GIANT avocado - 1/2 would probably be the smallest serving to make a difference in terms of added fat. Try ditching the fruit and breakfast too and see if that helps - but definitely add the fat - that is what helps to keep you full. I don't see any added fat for lunch. Dump ranch? Mayo? Pesto? Any of those sound good? Do the same for dinner and try eating those carbs from earlier in the day at dinner instead - maybe try in the form of starch instead of fruit and see if it helps - oh, and no plain fruit for a snack too - if you are dealing with insulin resistance fruit alone won't do you favors for a snack Hard boiled eggs, a salmon cake, veggies with dump ranch, can of tuna with mayo - those will be better for a between meal snack if you really need one - protein and fat is what you want. And lastly... if you aren't hating this way of eating I'd stick it out for a 1-2 weeks and see if you maybe things are finally starting to fall into place. Hopefully they are!
  15. @ladyshanny Yeah, it was a good video - I had never seen it either! It did bring up another question for me though... slow roll, she talks about waiting until mom bakes cookies and then you decide, ok, today I'm going to try a cookie. When you do slow roll are you introducing entire recipes you like (so a cookie, which may have gluten and dairy) vs food genres (gluten, dairy, etc)? Thanks!