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    LeAnn reacted to Robin Strathdee in Acronyms!   
    This is a list of the most commonly used acronyms on the forum. If you see one we're missing, you can note it below and a moderator will update the list.


    W9: Whole9

    W30: Whole30

    SAD: Standard American Diet
    This is the diet that typifies the western attitude toward food - processed foods, low fat, "sugar free", food-like products, fast food...

    W30D: Whole30 Daily
    The Whole30 Daily is a 32 day (you get days 0 and 31) subscription email service packed with tips and resources for you during every step of your Whole30 journey.

    SWYPO: Sex With Your Pants On.
    Pancakes, cookies, muffins and other paleofied junk foods that are never as satisfying as the real thing and often lead down the slippery slope to "real" junk food.

    ISWF: It Starts With Food
    Best-selling book by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (creators of the Whole30 program) that details both the ins and outs of the Whole30 program AND the science behind their many recommendations.

    WOD: Workout of the Day
    Primarily CrossFit terminology used to refer to the assigned group workout of the day. Many folks around here use it to describe their daily workout, CrossFit or not.

    Pre-wo: Pre-Workout/ Post-wo: Post-Workout
    Generally used in reference to what foods are best to eat before and after a workout

    AIP: Autoimmune Protocol
    This is a reference to the autoimmune protocol – a larger and more specific set of dietary restrictions for those suffering from autoimmune conditions.

    FODMAP
    We won't worry about the sciency words the acronym stands for. These foods are easily broken down by certain bacteria in the gut and can cause digestive troubles for some folks.
    MDA: Mark's Daily Apple.  ~ A good go-to if you can't find the info you need here or on our site, whole9life.com.
    BP Coffee: Bulletproof Coffee ~ A coffee drink made with ghee and coconut oil, blended in a blender or with an immersion blender.
    NSV: Non-Scale Victory - like clearer skin, better sleep, less joint pain, clothes fitting better -- anything other than the number on the scale
    JERF: Just Eat Real Food
    FWOB: Foods without brakes ~ less healthy foods you can't seem to stop once you start
    ACV: apple cider vinegar
    EVOO: extra virgin olive oil
    OTF: Orange Theory Fitness - a popular gym/fitness program
     
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    LeAnn reacted to jlb111 in Don't over think this.   
    In my absence from whole 30 I missed the consistency of following a plan. With out that in my life, I seem to stumble which made at the end of the last whole 30 I did  difficult.
    So thanks for this post and the permission to be a little more rigid in my rule following along with being able to be loose enough to laugh at myself about it.
    Coming back for another round of whole 30 and I imagine more, this Forum once more so enriches the experience.
    Thanks all
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    LeAnn reacted to Trineoty in Don't over think this.   
    Love this post! Thank you, Robin. I am definitely one who overthinks and can become legalistic in the rules when it pertains to food and my body. I've had disordered eating for most of my adult life. I know I am not going to fix everything in 30 days, with how I view food, or how I see my body, but it is a journey filled with baby steps......and three steps forward, two steps back.
    The conventional American diet sets us up for failure by feeding us low-fat, processed garbage that never satisfies us nutritionally or emotionally. When you are eating whole food made traditionally, food is delicious, amazing, and satisfying. You are nourishing your body, and teaching it to listen to its own signals......imagine that! What a concept!
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    LeAnn reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!
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    LeAnn reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.