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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Abby Johnson in Vanilla Extract - compliant or not?   
    Vanilla extract is fine - we are going to change that last article, thank you for catching our oversight!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Jim Baunach in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Public Service Announcement: 
    The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by.
    That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. 
    The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Raging in The Whole30 - Spanish   
    Good news!! The Whole30 has been contracted to a spanish translator/publisher. Translations are currently underway but no ETA on availability. 
    Watch this space!!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from pd1224 in Siete Queso   
    This type of thing is technically compliant but would not meet the criteria to be Whole30 Approved. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Jihanna in Worried about not stepping on the scale   
    Aw, sorry to hear that you're having that internal struggle. But what if you change your mindset and internal dialogue. if you are eating protein, veggies and good fats in a quantity that gets you 4-5 hours in between and allows you to feel well, sleep better, think clearer etc - would you change what you were doing because of what the scale said? Would you eat less and be more hungry and have less stable moods and less energy just to make the scale move? What would be the point in that? 
    Also try and remember that the "optimal" weights that they say women should weigh do not take into consideration that women are not men. Are you 55# overweight? Specifically? Like if you lost exactly 55#, everything would be perfect? 
    I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I promise. As I've aged and my life has changed I have gained weight too..........but it doesn't define who I am, it doesn't make me less loveable or more deserving of critique. This body you have has been with you through it all every single day of your life without fail. Be kind to it - speak nicely to it - don't submit it to a weigh in, instead submit it to a love-in.  
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in First Date?   
    I echo what @Jihanna said about picking the restaurant - especially on a first date. Your comfort and convenience are important and sometimes as women we just go along with whatever we're "told". 
    I disagree about having the conversation about what you do and don't eat - you don't owe anyone an explanation, least of all a first date prospect.  If it naturally comes up in the conversation then great, maybe he also avoids gluten or alcohol. But it's not up to you to design yourself to be the least troublesome, most amenable human being you can be. You do you. They either respect that or they don't. It's a good way to weed in or out.
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    ladyshanny reacted to ShannonM816 in High morning blood glucose   
    No one here is a doctor. We can't give you any kind of medical advice.
    A change in diet is going to affect blood sugar levels, but three days isn't necessarily long enough to say whether it's going to continue at this level or change over time as your body adjusts. I would suggest maybe calling your doctor and telling them what's going on and see if they are concerned enough to change something now or if you're ok to just wait until you go in next week.
    Obviously though if this is really affecting how you feel and whether you're able to carry on with your day, go to a doctor or urgent care or something now.
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    ladyshanny reacted to annierl in not sleeping   
    Last night I took an hour long epsom salt bath and listened to a book tape while my husband watched tv.  I put ear plugs in and folded a pillow case over my eyes when I got in bed to block the tv light and went straight to sleep.  The tv did wake me up eventually and I turned it off and slept great the rest of the night.  I ended up at work early this morning.  I guess there may be something to the effects of blue light.  
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    ladyshanny reacted to Jihanna in not sleeping   
    This. Right. Here.
    My husband routinely stays up later than I do, and often heads to bed without turning off his PC monitor... not to mention having a phone in his hand for a good portion of his resting time, since he reads on it. I haven't had to pull out ear plugs yet (though they're definitely available in my house, just in case!), but an eye mask has been my saving grace on many nights when he just can't seem to get himself settled enough to sleep. I keep it within reach of the bed so I can grab it quickly if needed, after trying without it first.
    I've also noticed that a nice calming cup of tea about 20 minutes before bedtime has done wonders for me, though it really doesn't do anything about the bright screens  
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Primal Kitchen BBQ Ranch boo-boo?   
    Yes, we (and they) are aware of the mistake and apologize, it was a labeling error on a small run of product. Not compliant.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from StephanieDP in Tea   
    Yep!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Normal to feel less hungry?   
    It's not uncommon at all. Sometimes it can be from hormonal imbalance and sometimes it can be from the nutritional density of the Whole30 foods if the person came from a less whole foods approach. Also, lack of appetite begets lack of eating which further begets lack of appetite. It can be quite the circle because the further you go along the more nauseous and unwell feeling. Try and make palatable meals and eat them every 4-5 hours until your signals regulate. It shouldn't take too long. Having the first meal within an hour of waking will also help quite a bit. If you're only eating a bit, prioritize protein, veggies and fats and leave off fruits.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Jihanna in Worried about not stepping on the scale   
    Aw, sorry to hear that you're having that internal struggle. But what if you change your mindset and internal dialogue. if you are eating protein, veggies and good fats in a quantity that gets you 4-5 hours in between and allows you to feel well, sleep better, think clearer etc - would you change what you were doing because of what the scale said? Would you eat less and be more hungry and have less stable moods and less energy just to make the scale move? What would be the point in that? 
    Also try and remember that the "optimal" weights that they say women should weigh do not take into consideration that women are not men. Are you 55# overweight? Specifically? Like if you lost exactly 55#, everything would be perfect? 
    I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I promise. As I've aged and my life has changed I have gained weight too..........but it doesn't define who I am, it doesn't make me less loveable or more deserving of critique. This body you have has been with you through it all every single day of your life without fail. Be kind to it - speak nicely to it - don't submit it to a weigh in, instead submit it to a love-in.  
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Jihanna in Worried about not stepping on the scale   
    Aw, sorry to hear that you're having that internal struggle. But what if you change your mindset and internal dialogue. if you are eating protein, veggies and good fats in a quantity that gets you 4-5 hours in between and allows you to feel well, sleep better, think clearer etc - would you change what you were doing because of what the scale said? Would you eat less and be more hungry and have less stable moods and less energy just to make the scale move? What would be the point in that? 
    Also try and remember that the "optimal" weights that they say women should weigh do not take into consideration that women are not men. Are you 55# overweight? Specifically? Like if you lost exactly 55#, everything would be perfect? 
    I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I promise. As I've aged and my life has changed I have gained weight too..........but it doesn't define who I am, it doesn't make me less loveable or more deserving of critique. This body you have has been with you through it all every single day of your life without fail. Be kind to it - speak nicely to it - don't submit it to a weigh in, instead submit it to a love-in.  
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from BabyBear in Add fat to Whole30 recipes?   
    Nope, don't calculate based on grams etc....it's more fluid than that. For recipes, we don't necessarily write them all as template abiding - some are side dishes or protein mains etc. 
    Given your lack of satiety I would add fat to your meals - it's really almost impossible to overeat fats - they shut the body off when done. The satiety also depends on your portion sizes. How many cups of veggies were in that stew - how many approx palms of protein? 
    Now can I also say that the foods that some people were/are used to eating (not saying you but it's possible) are calorically dense but nutritionally barren. This causes your body to never say "enough" because it hasn't received the things it needs.  When you are eating protein, veggies and good fats you will have a hard time overeating to any measurable amount. Maybe at first you'll eat more because your body is crying for micronutrition? But in the long game your body will tell you what it needs. Same goes for thirst. Drink the water even if you don't think you need it and that will all regulate.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Jihanna in Trader Joe’s Cauli Gnocchi and Cashew Fiesta Dip   
    It is different - zucchini noodles is zucchini cut in a certain way - no additives or processing. Sweet potato noodles are the same - just a thinly sliced sweet potato. Cauliflower rice is shredded cauliflower. Gnocchi on the other hand is a bunch of ingredients put together to make a soft, doughy dumpling and the program has determined that these are out for the 30 days. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from JessFind in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    You are absolutely correct, @JessFind
    Jim, I have moved your thread into your own log which can be found here: 
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from JessFind in Anew in Arkansas - Round 2   
    You are absolutely correct, @JessFind
    Jim, I have moved your thread into your own log which can be found here: 
     
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    ladyshanny reacted to Stephanie Sprowl in Worried About Day 3   
    I just had a friend ask to get happy hour and dinner before going on a local artwork. I told her I was doing a month of no alcohol and she was very supportive. I suggest a taco place that will do lettuce instead of tortillas and I called and asked about how they prepare their proteins. I will be able to eat pretty much all of the proteins they have. I’m very excited now and feel good about today. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from heb2014 in Jim Baunach's Whole30   
    OK - so try it out and you tell us - did it change your life? Or did it cause change in your life? Or no change whatsoever. Do the experiment and see what happens.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from heb2014 in Jim Baunach's Whole30   
    You bet - you can definitely make changes in those 30 days. We are sure that you understand where we're going with this one and that we aren't purporting to completely change a person's life from front to back in 30 days. 
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    ladyshanny reacted to laura_juggles in What am I doing wrong? Day 18 and no Tiger Blood   
    If you only read the rules, of which there are 8, you can have quite a successful Whole30 experience. 8 rules. That's it. If you start thinking about those 8 rules overmuch, then it starts to get complicated because you're making it complicated. 
     
    The recommendations are just that. Recommendations. They were designed to help people have an even better experience, based on what hundreds and thousands of people have done in the past. But it's not to say that you will "fail" if you don't follow every single recommendation as well. They just help make it better. 

    The books give you added information, which you seem to really want. It doesn't mean that the 8 rules are complicated. It just means that you want more information. Perhaps a deeper understanding of why legumes, or grains, or dairy, or whatever are not permitted by the rules. But if you don't care to know why and you just want it simple, then "no legumes, ok, done". 

    You ask for more information, repeatedly, and then say that you want the program to be simple. If you want simple - https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ the rules are there. 
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    ladyshanny reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Paleo to W30   
    This is a Whole30 Forum, and we ask that you stick to the framework and rules of the Whole30 when supporting people here. This is not the place to discuss non-Whole30 topics (ie how to make paleo pancakes, recipes for alcoholic drinks,  weigh-ins, etc) - there are many other forums for that.
    We specifically ask participants to NOT weigh themselves and NOT count calories. We believe that weight loss that occurs within the program is largely a result of changing one's relationship with food and eschewing diet mentality. 
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from cutterlm in Help! Need to travel for family emergency.   
    Sorry to hear about your dad, @Mrs. B - it is possible that you may need to do the best you can during this tough time and then prioritize Whole30 when you return home to your routine. We know that things happen during everyone's Whole30 but in certain instances we have to take a look and see if we are served by staying on it or maybe served better by staying close but prioritizing this emergency time.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Jim Baunach in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Public Service Announcement: 
    The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by.
    That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. 
    The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!