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    hockeymom reacted to Tom Denham in Communion   
    Participating in communion services is okay during a Whole30. It is kind of like taking prescribed medication. The Whole30 does not want to stand between you and your doctor or you and your God.
    I took communion myself this morning. I thought about calling over the minister who was serving gluten free bread, but didn't want to make the effort. My church started offering a gluten free choice when we hired a minister with celiac disease.
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    hockeymom reacted to nunezillasbride in Vision problems   
    Hi there,
    I have a husband that experienced the same thing! I'm lucky that I'm an Optician and was able to talk to the Optometrist in my office about this. I'll try to use normal terms to explain, without industry 'lingo' but please forgive me if something slips in there.
    Basically when you have continued elevated blood sugar, your crystalline lens will swell causing it to not be able to focus like it used to. Generally this causes blurred distance vision (myopia- which is corrected with a 'minus' lens). Most people are able to adapt to the change in prescription, as it changes slowly over time. As in the case with my husband (and possibly yours too) when your blood sugar drops back down to normal levels (from clean eating, for example) your crystalline lens goes back to it's normal size, but your brain is still used to adapting to your altered prescription. This leads to the opposite effect, which is blurred near vision (hyperopia - which is corrected by a 'plus' lens). Reading glasses are generally in the range of +(plus)1.00 to +3.00, which is why your husband is needing them more than ever now.
    Luckily enough, my husbands symptoms only lasted about 4 or 5 days before his vision went back to normal; so things may have already improved for you & yours. But, as the above posters have already said, please go see an Optometrist whenever there is a sudden change in vision, as there are many different reasons for sudden vision change.
    Sorry for the long-winded response; hope that helps someone
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    hockeymom reacted to juju in The crazy things people say   
    "salad is not a food!"
    wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.
    One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."
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    hockeymom reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    After I finish explaining briefly what paleo/Whole30 is: "So you're doing Atkins?"
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    hockeymom reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Need help with snacking   
    I have always been a breakfast eater, yet even I have to eat a little more than I feel like I want at breakfast -- otherwise I get hungry by 1030 am. Try increasing your fat at breakfast and/or the amount of food overall.
    Good luck!
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    hockeymom reacted to Mom2A&M in coconut water?   
    It should be thought of as fruit juice. It's tricky marketing that made it be called "water"
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    hockeymom reacted to LindaLee in Eating too much fat?   
    Thank you! The answer is yes, I believe I am fitting the meal template and nope, I'm not unreasonably hungry! I Crossfit five times a week and if I eat less than this, I'm ravenous and do very poorly at my WOD.
    I will delete my little app and go happily along my Whole30 way...
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    hockeymom reacted to Tom Denham in Eating too much fat?   
    Your fear of fat is misplaced. The amount of fat you are eating looks about right and should not be minimized. Remember, the American culture that is afraid of fat is the same culture that is fatter than any people in recorded history. We know something most people in America don't know: getting 50 percent or more of our calories from healthy fat sources is a good thing. We become lean and strong eating according to the meal template and getting plenty of fat. It is the people who try to live fat free who actually get fat.