KCPNUT reacted to jenny in Poop Question (lots of TMI in here, but want to confirm something)
I would love some input too. I'm a regular girl and always have been. I have 1 BM every day, sometimes 2. Since I've started whole30 (I'm on day 7), I've only had two BM's the entire week. and they are weird. no diarrhea, but snakey lookin' things. I'm guessing the nuts in my diet have something to do with the "texture," but what's going on with my body not "releasing" this crap, lol? I thought that with all of the vegetables I am eating, the fiber alone would be moving things through; but I seem to be getting an opposite effect.
I'm feeling super bloated too. puffy. retaining water.
I drink water, coffee, and tea. and I've been sticking to the plan on cue.
KCPNUT reacted to Carmen Cosentino in What to eat during long runs? Need replacements for gels and gummies!
I ran 20miles today and took along a Buddy Fruit Pouch. Basically it's pureed fruit (baby food). Very easy to eat while on the run. I never used gu, gels, blocks, gummies, etc before but knew it would be helpful to have something to help get me through the last few miles. My stomach reacted neutral, no different reactions and my run was GREAT! Was it the Buddy Fruit or the Whole30? ;-) haha
Has anyone else used Buddy Fruit? I looked at other brands, but they weren't very pure and natural. Just pureed fruit, no additives, preservatives, etc. Whole 30 complaint. :-)
KCPNUT reacted to DeannaDaniels in So proud of myself!!!!!!
This is only officially day 2 of my first Whole30 and I passed my ultimate test. I went out to eat with a group of friends at a most wonderful restaurant (a regular out of town stop, we do twice a year) that features a fabulous buffet. The whole way there I reasoned with myself going back and forth as to what I would do. As I walk through the door, I'm set, I'm sticking to my plan. That is until I walked by the buffet! After all it was only day two, I could restart tomorrow, right? But then I remembered all that stuff I read in those 8 steps I went through before I committed to Whole30. I need to prove to myself my commitments aren't just flimsy whims that I can or can't keep. And I knew every time I quit and restart my resolve to finish would be weaker and weaker. So I ordered the tilapia, steamed with no seasoning (who knows what was in it) but salt, pepper and a lemon wedge, steamed vegetables, and a baked sweet potato. As I sit and wait for my food the others in my party start showing up to the table with their piled high buffet plates of delisious yumminess, ok wait did I really make the right decision? I watch them scarf down my favorite dishes that I know I won't even smell for at least another 6 months. This is hard (yes I said that) I'm so torn I want to fork onto someone's plate and go to town. Finally my plate arrives looking less than stellar. Vegetables are actually ok, sweet potato, decent. But the fish, severely undercooked and horrible tasting, I send it back so disappointed I'm just ready to dive into that buffet at this point. And now the plates are filled with amazing desserts. this is impossible. No! Stop! Don't even think about it. In reality I'm getting full from the veggies and sweet potato, besides everyone else is wrapping up their binging, leaning back in their chairs looking pretty pathetic (that's me too every other time) my new tilapia comes out, yaaaah, wait its still not cooked. No thanks I don't want you to try again, everyone is ready to head to the in-restaurant bakery anyway. Check.Please! Free baked potato and vegetables, stayed strong, passed right through the bakery. FEELS SOOOO GOOD! (I just wonder how I'd feel if I gave in, probably need more food to make me feel better about it. Viscous cycle)
KCPNUT reacted to Emiley Carey in I GAINED on Whole30...
Gotchaâ€¦hook, line, and sinker.
But really, I do want to focus on what I gained during the Whole30, and it wasn't body weight! In no particular order:
- mad cooking skills! I was forced to shop and cook so much, and I did enjoy it a lot. As a young person and newlywed, I really value this.
- greatly increased knowledge of nutrition and the science of wellness. I am compelled to study nutrition and learn more and more about why our bodies do things.
- a more positive outlook and general disposition. I have been a sunnier and more cheerful person.
- a supportive community of people who care about wellness over weight loss, and really lift each other up.
- a far more positive body image and appreciation for what my body can do when I am nice to it.
- overall higher productivity levels. I used to feel the need to "decompress" for so long after work or at the end of the dayâ€¦this past month I have been way more inclined to DO things. Tackle projects, write, read, walk, playâ€¦etc.
- consistently better length and quality of sleep
- a really cool connection with my mom, who did this with me. It was great having her there to support and relate (and occasionally lament the girl scout cookies at the office or the donuts at church). We cooked together and shopped together a few times and I really enjoyed that. There is no way I would have stuck it out without her support and accountability. Thanks, ma
What I lost:
- nutritional ignorance
- dependence on the scale for validation
- reliance on unhealthy foods for emotional comfort
- reliance on unhealthy foods for convenience (SO easy to pre cook chicken and throw it in a baggie)
- giant restaurant bills
- mood swings/emotional instability
- dry patches on my skin
- 6.5 inches
- 8 pounds
I am really proud of myself, and please with all I learned and gained from this program!
My favorite resources during this journey and beyond: this forum, obviously, and ISWF. Read it, and read it again. Facebook and Instagram hashtags #whole30, #jerf (Just Eat Real Food), #eatclean, etc.
- The Freckled Foodie blog, where I first learned about whole30
- StupidEasyPaleo blog, where I got lots of recipes
- Everyday Paleo, specifically this really moving post and the podcasts (awesome listening in the gym)
I am drinking an Americano blended with coconut oil, butter, and cinnamon right this moment and I am feeling bulletproof.
So, what does the future hold? I will continue the Whole9 life and throw in Whole30's when necessary or whenever I can convince someone to do it with me. Here's to butter.
KCPNUT reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Forum Rules
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