MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Schnauzy in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    The symptoms are gone now since this morning. I'm eating whole30 today and tomorrow (until dinner for my gmas bday). I'll reintroduce dairy some time after. Thank you jmcbn 
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    Gas, nausea & chest pains are fairly common reactions to diary. Back pain does happen along with joint paint, but isn't quite so common. What exactly did you eat? Is this your first dairy reintro?


    ETA: Just read your other post about dining out during reintro & see that you only had whole milk at one meal. The back pain could then be indicative of a lactose intolerance although it seems quite extreme given that you only had a small amount. I'd be inclined to go back to template meals until the symptoms subside (which may well take longer than two days) & then maybe try a mature cheese or natural yoghurt (both lower in lactose) to see if you have a similar reaction.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in ADHD meds, whole30, self doubt   
    I agree with what missmary and Loulabelle have said. 
     
    I'd also point out that we seem to have a different standard for meds for psychological issues than for meds for other issues, which is just silly. I've never contemplated not taking my blood pressure medicine just to see if W30 is enough to keep it under control without the medication -- why would you do that with your medication? (This isn't judgment of any kind, believe me -- I used to take antidepressants and while I've been off of them for a few years now and would certainly prefer not to take them anymore because I hope never to feel the way I felt when I finally broke down and asked my doctor about them, I do understand better now than I did back then that needing them was not some kind of moral failing on my part, it was just my brain needing some help to function the way it's supposed to, just like my body needs help now keeping my blood pressure where it's supposed to be.)
     
     
    This sentence also stood out for me in your post. I recently read an article in the Wholesome newsletter (a free biweekly Whole30 newsletter) that was written about people altering their W30 to make it harder, but I think it speaks to your point here too.
     
     
    Basically, a Whole30 is hard enough without going out of your way to make it harder, and going off a med that is improving your health would be going against the basic premise of a Whole30, which is to improve your health. 
     
     
     
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    MeadowLily reacted to Rachael2288 in Best Pork Chop of your LIFE   
    No problem slw600!
    Ingredients:

    4 boneless pork chops (size can vary, if they are REALLY big add more of each below)
    2-3 tbsp olive oil or ghee
    2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    2-3 tbsp spicy brown mustard or dijon
    2-3 tbsp coconut aminos (if not paleo/Whole30 sub soy sauce or tamari)
    1 tbsp Frank's Red Hot (optional)
    1/2-1 tbsp minced garlic
    salt and pepper

    Directions:
    Put pork chops into a 1 gallon ziploc bag and add all ingredients except salt and pepper.
    Mix well until the chops are all coated and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours (mine was about 3 hours)
    When you are ready to cook them heat a tablespoon or two of ghee (clarified butter, coconut oil) in a large pan and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering
    Generously salt and pepper both sides of the chops and place them in the pan
    Cover with a lid and set timer for 5 minutes
    Once timer goes off, carefully flip them to sear the other side (be careful of hot oil!) for 5 minutes
    Once the timer goes off, remove the chops to a plate and tent tin foil over the top for 5 minutes or so to let the meat rest and stop the juices from flowing
    *** This last step is important because if you just cut into them all the tasty juices will run out and your chops with be dry, and like we discussed before, no one likes a dry chop!
    I like to plate the chops and then pour some of the juices back over the top for extra juiciness and flavor
    ENJOY!
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    MeadowLily reacted to Shine99 in Best Pork Chop of your LIFE   
    This was really delicious, thanks for sharing!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from BJS12345 in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Because low-carbohydrate diets can cause rapid and significant weight loss, they may cause a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium, where hair growth cycles are temporarily interrupted. As MayoClinic.com explains, this form of hair loss results from physical stress, such as extreme weight loss or consuming a diet that provides inadequate nutrition. AgingSkinNet notes that eating too much vitamin A -- found in low-carbohydrate foods such as cod liver oil, butter, eggs and whole milk -- can also cause hair loss, and excessive intake of these foods or vitamin A supplements may be culprits in hair problems. reatment
    In most cases, hair loss related to low-carbohydrate diets will improve on its own after weight loss stops or slows down. AgingSkinNet explains that hair loss from dieting will eventually regrow to its previous state. In the case of telogen effluvium from extreme dieting or poor nutrition, stagnant hair follicles will start growing again one to two months after resuming your normal eating habits, according to MayoClinic.com. To prevent hair loss or lessen its impact while eating a low-carbohydrate diet, eat a spectrum of nutritious foods, lose weight gradually rather than rapidly, and consume adequate amounts of protein and iron.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ultrarunnergirl in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Interesting thread! As a child and teenager I had SO. MUCH. HAIR. I definitely have much less now, though I still have what I'd guess is a "normal" amount. I just chalked it up to aging (and the fact that I had so much to begin with), but now I wonder if it had to do with all that junk food over the years.
     
    One of the things Hubz noticed when he did Whole30 is that he thinks he got a little more hair up top.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Lyolya in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Well, I have just been on a "dream" (as I then thought) short vacation in Austrian Alps. I snowboard, so I have decided to go to the snow and reap the benefits of my "Tiger Blood Time" to improve my sports performance. My husband and I knew the place already, so we knew the shop and the places, and our apartment had a very well equipped kitchen: we had friends staying over for one night and made mayo twice in five days. :-) Also, we speak German so even if we'd decide to go out we could totally ace "clean" eating out, and the local restaurant keepers are very, very nice people. Least but not last, the quality of meat and produce in Austria is excellent, to say nothing of that we were in a rural area where "frankenfoods" are harder to get than organic stuff.
     
    Still, I came home stressed.
     
    I was stressed the whole time, actually. Why? Well, I love Austrian food. In my opinion, it tastes heavenly. I am not a sweet tooth at all, but they have the best coffee accompanied by the best cakes and sweets, all homemade, fresh and elaborate. While I never, or almost never order a dessert in restaurants, there it was truly painful. It is not only the treats, but the amazing meat products and sides almost always contain non-compliant ingredients. I have gone clothes shopping instead and nailed it, but it didn't feel compensating enough for my "food deprivation". And for me it was a discovery, because before this Whole 30 I never thought I had a problem with eating out. In other places, I just never desired the forbidden foods so much. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
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    MeadowLily reacted to Shirley1101 in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would travel to Thailand for some personal, spiritual growth. I'd enjoy several massages after all of the sight-seeing, bicycle rides and yoga. I'd get in plenty of time in the water, whether at the beach or in some beautiful pool at a 5-Star resort.
    My energy would come from all of the delicious seafood and fresh veggies cooked with a little curry. I love me some Thai food...and although this is only Day 9 for me, I'm just sure I could find a recipe (or make one up) that is Whole30 compliant!
    I'm off to bed now...hopefully, dreaming about my Whole30 Thailand vacation!
    Night.Night.
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    MeadowLily reacted to kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Be sure to take the time to acknowledge your accomplishment thus far. Give yourself the victory, so to speak.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Hutlifr in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Yes just continue. I went on for another month as well
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    MeadowLily reacted to Hutlifr in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Gf chris. So if I want to eat the occasional yoghurt post 30, I need to eat one yoghurt for three meals during re-intro, eventhough I only want to eat one yoghurt every couple of days after re-intro? Same with cheese? I never eat cheese 3 times a day, it would constipate me for days!...
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from hmb13 in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Because low-carbohydrate diets can cause rapid and significant weight loss, they may cause a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium, where hair growth cycles are temporarily interrupted. As MayoClinic.com explains, this form of hair loss results from physical stress, such as extreme weight loss or consuming a diet that provides inadequate nutrition. AgingSkinNet notes that eating too much vitamin A -- found in low-carbohydrate foods such as cod liver oil, butter, eggs and whole milk -- can also cause hair loss, and excessive intake of these foods or vitamin A supplements may be culprits in hair problems. reatment
    In most cases, hair loss related to low-carbohydrate diets will improve on its own after weight loss stops or slows down. AgingSkinNet explains that hair loss from dieting will eventually regrow to its previous state. In the case of telogen effluvium from extreme dieting or poor nutrition, stagnant hair follicles will start growing again one to two months after resuming your normal eating habits, according to MayoClinic.com. To prevent hair loss or lessen its impact while eating a low-carbohydrate diet, eat a spectrum of nutritious foods, lose weight gradually rather than rapidly, and consume adequate amounts of protein and iron.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Notice: Whole30 Personal Logs are NOT Moderated   
    To all:
     
    Just a quick change of protocol related to your Whole30 logs.
     
    First, please note these logs are only available to members of the forum who are currently logged in. General browsers of the internet and those searching for Whole30 information on Google will NOT be able to view your log unless they register and validate their registration for the forum. This is for your privacy, so you don't have to worry about non-members browsing through your personal information. This has been our policy since the forums were created several years ago--we just wanted to highlight this for you.
     
    Two, these logs will no longer be moderated by the Whole30 team. They are your personal "diaries," and as such deserve the respect to remain your own form of expression, within our general guidelines. (Verbal abuse, profanity, or any sort of disrespectful conduct is never tolerated on the boards, regardless of where it is posted.) We will only comment when asked, or if we feel that significantly unhealthy or dangerous behaviors are taking place.
     
    Three, if you choose to post non-Whole30 meals as part of your log, or go off-plan on purpose, we gently encourage you to make this clear in your log. This will help avoid confusion on the part of those new to the program. This isn't mandatory, but we are asking you to help us keep the boards clear and easy to use for all, especially those new to the Whole30.
     
    Finally, for all browsing these logs, know that you have no guarantee that every meal or food posted here is, in fact, Whole30 compliant. Read these logs like you read your labels, and when in doubt, ask/search/read to determine whether something posted in a personal log does, in fact, fit the Whole30 program.
     
    Thank you for doing your part to keep this forum supportive, respectful, and in line with  the spirit, intention, and guidelines of our Whole30 program.
     
    Best,
    Melissa Hartwig
    Co-founder, Whole30
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    MeadowLily reacted to Robin Strathdee in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Kirkor- Correct, the new reintroduction schedule is phrased in terms of least to most likely to cause issues. BUT, order can change based on personal context and preferences. If you have a preferred order, or want to skip foods on our list, please feel free. Our schedule is our best recommendation, but variation is not a deal breaker.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tina R in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    It could also be a lack of iodine. This can be caused by leaky gut and hypothyroid. By the way, the majority of people with hypothyroid actually have Hashimoto. Most doctors don't do anything about hypothyroidism until it's too late. I am talking iodine and will hopefully improve my sleep and my hair loss. The paleo diet should help improve your symptoms especially with added iodine. Some of us need the autoimmune protocol.
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    MeadowLily reacted to sumitjoy in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Millions of people all over the world are affected by hair loss, and it's not only the males that suffer this condition as even females are affected by this problem. What's sad is that many of the individuals affected by such a condition end up just accepting what is happening to their hair due to lack of information or options. Some tips for people who suffer from hair loss : Try looking at your diet, level of stress, etc. Poor nutrition can affect the health of the hair that you still have. Don't smoke.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to EmayPA in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    For me, it's my Hashi's that makes my hair fall out - handfuls.  I still have enough - it grows in regularly - but still is no fun.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tanya K in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    This sounds wonderful! I wear hair extensions all the time now. My hair is extremely fine and it just won't grow! So I too was hoping that the whole 30 and being paleo would help! The last time I went to hairdresser she did say that I had a lot of new growth which is good, but still I suppose I must give it more time to see a noticeable difference. You said yours stopped falling out after 18 months, so I do hope mine actually starts growing after 18 months. Thanks for sharing this because it's been on my mind, would love to have naturally lovely flowing locks!
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    MeadowLily reacted to GFChris in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Those five eggs looks like a stretch for your hand to me. Remember, it's the eggs you can hold without dropping them as the guideline. 
     
    Start with eating at least 3 eggs for your protein serving, along with 1-3 cups of veggies and the appropriate amount of fat per the recommended meal template. If your meal doesn't keep you satiated for at least 4-5 hours, add an egg the next time around.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to Karin Cournoyer in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I wasn't even close to dropping them. I do have large hands though. Maybe 4 eggs is the right serving then?
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tessina in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I need to use your palm size for planning meals
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    MeadowLily reacted to Deb. in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I don't eat eggs at all ever as I am doing the Auto Immune Protocol. 
    I eat a regular meal for breakfast, whatever I would eat at another meal. Steak, chicken fish, fat, salad, a bunch of veggies, yum. 
    Plenty of recipes to be had on Google for Whole 30 breakfasts with no eggs. 
    Enjoy!
     
    PS I can hold a whole chicken in one hand.