Alix B.

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  1. Alix B.

    Gave up coffee, now super tired

    I didn't give it up because of sugar or creamers; I drink it black already. I just had some concerns. Anyway, as it happens, once I got past a few days I was fine! Haven't had it for over a month now, and I don't miss it. Well, maybe the occasional Americano But perhaps I'll have one when I want to, and not just because I have it every morning!
  2. Alix B.

    Gave up coffee, now super tired

    It's been a week and a half, and I consumed a great deal before (2 pots, 3? I work from home half time, so it was pretty bad.) Yes, the first few days were TERRIBLE, but then I felt fine, until a few days ago, when I felt absolutely exhausted for a few days. I get lots of sleep, so I don't think that's it. I'm pretty sure I need some carbs in there, so I'll get some sweet potatoes and spaghetti squash (which I totally forgot about, how did I do that?) tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your advice!
  3. One more question, I have given up coffee, and while I have noticed some good results I am so exhausted. I think this may be because I have had to eliminate nightshades, as well as several other kinds of veggies, and my carbs are very low. Could low carbs be accounting for my exhaustion? Would you recommend adding sweet potatoes in? Thanks!
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    Need help with vegetables :)

    All great ideas, thanks! Off to the grocery!
  5. 2 years since my first Whole 30, and I continue to learn very valuable things about the way my body responds to food. Right now I am avoiding Nightshades (they make me sore the next day,) and things like broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts (digestive issues.) Also, I don't eat carrots because I am sensitive to something in them. I am having a terrible time including veggies in my meals... there are so few I can have and I'm not terribly good at preparing them. Zoodles are great, but if anyone has any great ways to prepare the very few veggies I can eat, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
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    Cooking with wine

    That is, unfortunately, a kitchen myth that will not die! There are very, very few recipes that involve long enough simmering times to evaporate all of the alcohol, sorry. Believe me, I wish it were so...
  7. Has anyone else used Trader Joe's ghee/clarified butter? I am off dairy completely except ghee, and I bought some instead of my regular Organic Valley blend, and it looks... grainy. It looks like it has protein still left in it. Has anyone tried it with good/bad results?
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    Dairy Reintroduction

    For what it's worth, these are some of the same symptoms I get with dairy! For me, cutting it out entirely has been the way to go (and hasn't even been that hard!) YMMV.
  9. Ditto. One little pat of butter in my potatoes, and I'm done for for days. Dairy is my enemy!
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    Cystic Acne

    I saw elsewhere on the forums that someone suddenly started have a symptom that they traced to the BPA lining in their can of coconut milk! I don't see any on your food list, but it could be something sneaky like that...
  11. If it helps, I have the same reaction to dairy (along with other effects,) although mine usually occur sooner. It certainly does turn one off diary. I never thought I could give up cheese and now I don't even miss it!
  12. This is hilarious, and so true! Someone should photoshop a food pyramid with guacamole as the base as a graphic for promoting Whole 30
  13. Further updates, for anyone who is interested: I am okay with eggs as long as they are totally cooked through! So, scrambled, yes! Fried, no (because I like my fired eggs a little runny.) I hope this can be of help to someone else! I'm glad I don't have to give up eggs entirely!
  14. And the winner is... eggs. I was eating too many. I seem to be fine, thank goodness, with moderate consumption, however. Just not 3 for each meal Thanks everyone for your input!
  15. Oh my goodness, that could have been me. I was all excited about Whole30, but a little disappointed about dairy. I mean, I get the highest quality, grass-fed, raw dairy products, and those are GOOD for me, right? I hated to deprive myself of all the benefits of my lovely raw milk, yogurt, and cheese. 5 days (!) later, I could already tell that dairy was an inflammatory, problem food for me. I had never gone 5 days without dairy in my entire life... suddenly, my skin was more clear, my eyes were brighter, and other more serious problems were clearing up. I don't know how to convince them, but there's a great reason that they say 'you're not doing a Whole30' if you continue to eat those foods; without the very strict admonishments to STICK TO THE PLAN, I would have 'cheated' with dairy and had no idea what it was doing to me. Good luck convincing them!