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    MeadowLily got a reaction from crlt in Lentils, where do they stand   
    They'll have to wait for reintros.  They are the first thing on my agenda to add back.   
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from alliemcpherson in Flavored drinking apple cider vinegars   
    Have you tried Kombucha.  Some think it tastes like vinegar, too.  You could add ACV to your salad and your salad could have some berries or other fruit mixed in with the greens. Drinking fruit juices is not recommended even though a small amount of fruit juice is allowed for recipes.  You can save these fruit drinks for post W30.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from eatclean_4life in Metamucil Dr Orders   
    They make one that is completely free of all sugars and sweeteners.  You can also get it the same way in capsule form, no sweeteners, no sugar.

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from BarbMezz in Corn the vegetable   
    Corn is a grain and it's the most popular grain for finishing livestock.  They grow leaps and bounds on corn..doubling their weight.  Grain-fed or corn-finished.
    Horses grow rapidly on oats.  Grains finish livestock and humans. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from naomi_munoz in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
    Another binge is not a cure for a food addiction.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from dee1314 in Continuing to Whole90   
    I've completed one W90 and I did learn what I should do going forward. Many conduct consecutive Rounds of Whole 30's and some are doing W30 forevers. May your W90 be the ticket to food freedom and wellbeing.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Mvardama13 in Eating so much and so badly 5 days after Whole 30   
    No way would I judge anyone for completing 28 days or 128 days or 328 days. If I would point a finger at anyone, I would have 4 pointing back at myself. You have to do what's best for you.
    The greatest lesson that I've learned is that you have to declare a truce with your body. I've only completed one round of Whole 30 in 4 years. I won't do another one because I had to draw a line in the sand, declare that truce and completely surrender.  That's when I turned my life around from a lifetime of binge eating and dieting and I had to reach out for some help. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Day 29 - no appetite and feeling bummed   
    Excellent article, thank you for sharing!
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    MeadowLily reacted to HealingWithin in Day 29 - no appetite and feeling bummed   
    Have you ever heard of the "Upper Limit Problem"? It is a term coined by the Gay Hendricks, the author of The Big Leap. The upper limit problem happens when we reach a new "level" of happiness or satisfaction in our lives and our unconscious mind FREAKS OUT and tries to push you back into your old ways. It sounds like that might be what is going on here. Here is a great article from Experience Life magazine:
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from hollysmokes in Did you find yourself sweeter and kinder after Whole30 reintro?   
    Fear stops you from striking while the griddle is hot.
    The best time to start your Whole 30 is when your spirit urges you do so.  Discernment is not the same thing as flying by the seat of your pants making impulsive decisions.
    Locomotive Breath doesn't care if you ever start a Whole 30. When your spirit says NOW. Today is the day of your new beginning.
    Don't stand around and twiddle your thumbs. Get with it. Now. Move. 
    Every day that goes by the ground gets colder. Your enthusiasm and desire and willingness wanes. Don't do that to yourself.
    People who play with the stock market do the same thing. They read the patterns and signs and with practice they know when to buy or sell. It can still be a crapshoot but they weigh their risks.
    What are you waiting for - for crying outloud.  Announcing weeks out ahead of time that you will begin a week or so from now after you've eaten all of the things and sufficiently stuffed yourself to the gills.
    That's nothing but fear.
    Fear that you won't know how to take the tiger out of the cage 3 X day and ask it to sit down at the table and enjoy its' portions of food.  Fear that the tiger will eat you head first, once again.
    Fear stops the presses. Fear stops you from recovering from food addition. Fear stops you from sitting down with someone. Face-to-Face. 
    Fear stops you from forgiving others.  If you stay in fear you can remain meaner than a skunk. Fear is stink on stink.
    Animals can sense and smell that fear on you.  They know that you live in fear of them. Horses, dogs, lions, tigers and bears. Oooooo my.
    Strike. Move. Don't edit yourself and stop editing your innermost being, your spirit's desire to see you change.
    Fear is the only thing standing between you and recovery.
    Another frickity frick frick binge won't cure your food addiction.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from hollysmokes in Did you find yourself sweeter and kinder after Whole30 reintro?   
    If you care about the Whole 30, you will complete a Reintro Process.
    You will pay homage and honor the Whole 30 pioneers who've gone before you. They paved the way and that deserves following through in the manner it was written.
    It will flip the switch on your stinkin' thinkin'.
    If you don't do one, you're secretly dieting.  You will be doomed to repeat the weight loss and weight gain cycles because you've not in the right head space.
    You want to turn all of the old habits UPside down on their head.  Do everything in reverse. Reverse engineer all of steps that brought you here with a full blown food addiction.
    You don't want to keep relapsing never to be heard from again = Your tail between your legs and head hanging down like ole Tom Dooley.
    Nooo, Felicias, Nooo.  
    You've got to keep caring about yourself. There's no such thing as the Finish Line with your overall health and well being.
    Follow through with a thoughtful Reintro.  You were meticulous for 30 days...what was that for if you're not going to do a Reintro.   
    Don't you want to go back to the days of your youth when everything came so naturally with great ease?  
    There is a way without weigh.  When you were a child, you weren't scale hopping to validate yourself.  The scale, the scale, the scale.  The mindwarp.
    Remember when you cared about everything but that wasn't even a fig newton in your imagination.  
    Go back to the well and  days of your wild and reckless imagination.  The sky is not the limit and it never was.
    Don't let anyone take control of your nutritional decisions. Ever.
    Allow your spirit and instincts to make the decisions now. No longer thinking outside of the box but getting rid of the box.
    Keep moving and motivating yourself.  
    You can't rest on past successes. That dog won't hunt.
    We only have TODAY.   
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from purplepadres in Rural area....
    This is my favorite Whole 30 testimonial.  They did everything on a shoestring budget with no running water, no fridge and without an oven.  They owned one knife, one frying pan, one pot, two plates and one mug.
    No one is offended.  How are you eating now, how do you get by.  I didn't order a single ingredient from anywhere. No fancy dressings or sauces.  No bars or convenience foods. Those are all there for those who can afford them but not required.
    Don't overthink this.  Just take it one step at a time. I didn't use ghee and I don't even like coconut oil.  Start with olive oil.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Rural area....   
    What do you have for grocery store in your area? Are you legit in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a gas station less than a 3 hour drive away (one of our LONG time members is very remote)? If you have an actual grocery store, you shouldn't be in too much of a pickle. Roast meats with seasonings (sage, thyme, rosemary for chicken, pepper, garlic, onion for beef), toss veggies in olive oil or ghee that you make and roast them. 
    Steer away from recipes for the most part if you're frustrated. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from dianne m in Hot Water   
    We'd all be in hot water if we couldn't drink hot water. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from BKA in Question about pre and post workout meals?
    Thyroid Medication
    Changes in the thyroid gland occur gradually. It takes about six weeks to see the full effect of any thyroid hormone medication changes. As chronic hypothyroidism (low thyroid) responds slowly to medication changes, it changes slowly with dietary interventions as well. It is still a good idea to check in with your doctor before embarking on the Whole30, and might be worthwhile to look at thyroid hormone levels before and after the program. This is especially true if you have an autoimmune thyroid condition like Hashimoto’s, which may respond well to a gluten-free diet and addressing any gut issues.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from higs in 9 June Start   
      Higs,  it was the best. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to Laurie in 9 June Start   
    we were a special group.  wondering how everyone is doing.  are either one of you in touch with our old friends?
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    MeadowLily reacted to higs in 9 June Start   
    Awwww.  I sure miss this group of amazing people.  Funnest W30 I ever did.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Laurie in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Please keep writing.  Your words are valuable, as are you.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jejohnson in Am I a horrible person?   
    Whatever we choose to do in the name of weight loss, six pack abs or needs to be something you can do for the rest of your life or the results will be temporary. I choose consistency for the long haul, waaaay down the road. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Abby MacDougall in Fed Up!   
    I know a "school lunch lady".   She's a good one and an excellent chef/cook.  She tries so hard to make healthy lunches for the kids but is limited by the food delivery and school protocols.   She's in charge, but not really.   She can't stand putting out that food...but here's the real kicker.  They've added more fruits and vegetables and they're dumped in the trash every single day by the kids.  The good food is thrown.   Might as well take them to the city dump and let them forage....they've grown accustomed to pop tarts, chips, and soda pop.   
    Food education begins at home.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SarahSun in Suggestions For Distractions?   
    You are not trapped. You have the keys to the Food Prison.
    The Food Prison can be more comforting than Food Freedom Forever.  Food inflexibility is a self-imposed prison.
    Weaning ourselves away from the daily scale addiction allows us to focus on the more important business of living a meaningful and flexible life.
    I have a food addiction so I no longer think of food rewards as my so worth it moments. I don't reward myself with food.
    I don't distract myself but actually replaced old food addiction habits with new ones. They are a constant source of new comfort for me. Food rewards didn't bring me comfort or joy.
    Intuitive eating doesn't work for me. My body cues were so messed up. Like you, everything could be so worth it, all the time, every day.
    Our mileage will always vary. Try carving out some new habits to replace the old ones and alleviate boredom.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Honeycrisp in Transitioning from Keto to W30...   
    Honeycrisp... Apples are so good this time of year.
    There's another member here from a line of highly trained chefs from France. Someone she knows went to a top notch European doctor and they said...."You know, fruits and vegetables didn't get you here." 
    Preventing obesity and disease and food addiction is not about eating more food or swapping back in all of the carbs for fats.  I can tell you that fruits and vegetables didn't have  a thing to do with my original condition either.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Honeycrisp in Transitioning from Keto to W30...   
    Read ISWF and then FFF.  Food Freedom Forever.
    Yes. There are those who say you can live and stay in ketosis forever.  Do you think you can....that is the question. Long-term sustainability.
    If there are insulin excursions with peanut m&m's and then hop back on the keto trail, bouncing back and forth, off and on - it's a choice to get off the merry-go-round with fear of food and carbs.
    Here's what Melissa says.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Rufit4u in Anyone have advice on learning to run?
    No more, no less. Warm up five minutes. Start every running workout with five minutes of walking to prepare your body for the demands of running. ... Run and walk by your body. Stick with 20 minutes. ... Finish happy. ... Be the tortoise, not the hare. ... Finish with a five-minute cooldown. ... Run to infinity and beyond! I'm going do this, too.