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    ladyshanny reacted to Giffs109 in Accidentally ate some buttered vegetables   
    Thank you for the support, I must admit this has been the most challenging afternoon and evening.  Starting over doesn’t upset me as much as letting myself down by not checking the food I ordered more diligently. 
     
    Here is to 30 more.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from JessicaDolar in Do Eggs Count as Fat?   
    We would suggest you to add an additional fat source. Eggs do have a bit of fat so you may not need to add as much as you would if you had...say, cod or tuna or chicken breast. Add a portion of fat and see how you feel 2-3-4 hours later. If you're not hungry at hour 4-5, try adding less next time. If you're starved at hour 3, add more. It's all an experiment.  
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from suzannes in Personalised reintroduction (feedback welcome)   
    Ya, unfortunately you might be setting yourself up for a bit of a shock based on your outlined plan
    If I were you I would introduce the things you think are going to mess you up the most. And then leave 2-3 days in between. Then you could potentially reintroduce the less troublesome ones while on vacay (hummus or legumes etc). 
    I would likely not do what you are planning above because written out like this it's:
    Your Plan
    Friday: peanut butter, hummus and some green peas
    Saturday: Whole30
    Sunday: soy
    Monday: fermented dairy
    Tuesday & Wednesday: unfermented dairy
    Thursday: beer/wheat
    There are no significant rest days for your system in here. Tread carefully if you go forward this way.
     
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    ladyshanny reacted to Kat warriorlifestylenl in (Over)sensitivity after whole 30?   
    Cacao can be a migraine trigger so that might be just bad luck Michelle.

    I'm sad to hear that you are having such issues. If things get really bad I would suggest getting medical attention. On the other hand, there might be two other mechanisms at work: one is the one that LadyShanna explained about being used to discomfort, the other might be a bit more tricky: maybe you would have been feeling off anyways and now you just connect it with Whole30 while there might be another issue somewhere. Are you more stressed, have you been around people with the flu, how are your hormones doing? There can be a gazzillion reasons to feel like crap, and Whole30 might be a trigger, since it can prompt a healing response and then sometimes things get worse before they get better, but you should be feeling better sooner or later.

    Are you eating enough?
    Since you want to loose weight you might be portioncontroling unconsiously.

    Are you eating enough carbs?

    Give yourself and your body time.... Giving birth to 11 children and taking care of them is a magnificent feat for your body, so it may need some time to regain strength.... You know those days when you are deadtired, yet keep on doing things and as long as you keep moving things are fine... the moment your butt hits a chair, you feel 1000 times more tired and almost incapable of moving... The chair isn't what makes you tired, it allows you to feel fatigue... Whole30 does not make you off, it allows you to really feel your body's needs...

    Big Hug, you got this!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from rockystamper in Meal times pre and post workout   
    Sure, that could work. Pre-workout isn't always necessary so if you work out shortly after you eat a regular meal, that's fine.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from agamacat in Air fryer   
    The moderator just two posts up clarified: If you're using it as an alternate way of cooking that does not use more oil than pan frying or roasting and you're not using it to prop up a french fry affliction or similar then go ahead.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from rockystamper in Meal times pre and post workout   
    Post workout is in addition to your regular meals and is typically eaten within 30-ish minutes of the conclusion of your workout.
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    ladyshanny reacted to jrroz in Longer reintroduction this time around   
    Sorry, I hit send too soon.  Here was my thought.
    2 days - add non gluten grains
    3 days - normal whole 30
    2 days - add gluten
    3 days - whole 30
     
    If I don't notice anything, then I guess I will do soy, as it seems almost anything in a restaurant has soy in it.  Hopefully that gives me some more info.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Grace Emmert in Sugar Headaches?   
    I very much doubt that half of a mini reese is going to cause a 5 hour headache. Maybe, but seems unlikely.
    I would probably go to a doctor if I were you and these headaches persist. No one here can diagnose you, unfortunately.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from suzannes in Starchy Carbs Necessary?   
    Ha! I love it when I'm right. (j/k)
    OK, so what's more than likely happening is that your cortisol is out of whack. It should be highest in the morning and then slowly decrease all day towards bed time. When it's messed up you probably have trouble getting out of bed, mid-day energy crashes, second winds in the evening and maybe a hard time going to bed or falling asleep.
    THE MAIN WAY to rebalance that is to eat a full template meal within an hour of waking and work on sleep hygiene (ie, no blue light w/in a couple hours of bed, no evening eating).  Getting your cortisol back in order really will be where you start to experience "magic" because all the other hormone messengers will also fall in line as you go.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from suzannes in Starchy Carbs Necessary?   
    Ya, honestly, it's the hormone rebalancing that is the magic and that is helped in huge part by eating within an hour of waking. Hormones are the chemical messengers for everything in our bodies and often they are wacky. Do you find yourself getting a second wind in the evening after being super tired mid-day? 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from suzannes in Starchy Carbs Necessary?   
    Ya, you're not so far off. If your meals are getting you 4-5 hours between and your sleep, energy, mood is all OK, you're probably doing alright. No tough love, just love.  
    Your last line is correct: Pretty sure I need to try adding more veg and fat, and eat an hour within waking
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    ladyshanny reacted to GoJo09 in Reintroducing alcohol free beer   
    It's more useful to know how your previous/preferred intake of a food/drink affects you though.
    If you would normally have only one alcohol-free beer on a Sunday afternoon between meals, then that's when you should test it out, rather than having way more than you want in situations that might never occur.
    If you sometimes have it with food and sometimes without and you think that your body might react differently in those circumstances, then maybe plan for two reintros, 1 in each situation, so that you know for sure. 
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    ladyshanny reacted to suzannes in Day 16 – so tired, and nothing is as expected   
    Definitely hang in there @ChristineH I think it will get better. I was feeling super tired, fatigued, cranky and just desperately wanting a simple junk carb sugar fix to perk me up...for the first 11-12 days. That was a long time to be so tired. But by day 12 I finally did start to feel better, more normal energy, less cranky and less sugar-desperate. Everybody is uniquely wonderful and we all come to this Whole 30 from different places. But luckily for us, this is a very clear and solid healthy eating program *and* we have this great forum for tips, support and encouragement from fellow travelers and from the great moderators (shout out to @ladyshanny & @SugarcubeOD) . I've found this forum to be very helpful to keep me going strong. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from Grandmadisney in What to eat between Reintroduction days?   
    When you are doing reintroductions after your Whole30 is over, you introduce one item (gluten OR dairy OR legumes etc) during all the meals of that day and then you go back to ONLY WHOLE30 for two - three days and assess your reaction. Then you move onto the next thing in the same fashion. Bananas are fine on Whole30 so not sure why you would think you couldn't have a banana?
    Something like pizza is going to have gluten and dairy so you need to do the reintroductions for dairy and gluten separately FIRST so that you know how you react to each one of them. Key lime pie is going to be dairy, gluten, sugar so again, you would want to know how you react to all the components separately.
     
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from samalope in Ideal meal template post Whole30   
    There isn't really any guidance on that. It's going to be a personal experiment for you.
    As my own example though, if we make a recipe that has rice as a base, I'll have a small portion and then make up the difference with the entree and veggies, just because I feel better if I have a small amount of rice....I really like rice and small amounts don't bother me but for my own context, I don't need a large serving of it. I don't personally add other things like rolls or toast with meals because I feel better without it..........but my husband and I ate an entire loaf of sourdough for lunch during a recent weekend road trip and it was both worth every bite and completely destroyed my appetite for the rest of the day. The next day we had a proper Whole30 breakfast and will remember the baguette fondly. 
    Does that help at all? It's so personal. I would say overall I think most people who live a "whole30-ish lifestyle" tend to use Whole30 meal template as the foundation of most of their meals. 
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from JessicaDolar in Do Eggs Count as Fat?   
    We would suggest you to add an additional fat source. Eggs do have a bit of fat so you may not need to add as much as you would if you had...say, cod or tuna or chicken breast. Add a portion of fat and see how you feel 2-3-4 hours later. If you're not hungry at hour 4-5, try adding less next time. If you're starved at hour 3, add more. It's all an experiment.  
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from suzannes in Day 12, still feel tired and apathtic   
    @Groovymarlin - your main issue is likely your meal composition. Your first noted day of eating shows as:
    coffee w/ nut milk, fruit, nuts
    dried fruit, nuts
    salad greens, chicken
    dried fruit, nuts, fruit
    starchy veggie, protein, avocado, mayo
    If you consider that your best possible results will come from following the meal template (protein + veggies + fat) at every meal and then composing your meals so that they get you 4-5 hours between in order to eliminate snacking, you have some work to do here.
    Review the meal template linked in my signature below and get your meals composed similarly and you should start to feel better. You're vastly undereating overall and overeating fruits and nuts.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from samalope in Ideal meal template post Whole30   
    There isn't really any guidance on that. It's going to be a personal experiment for you.
    As my own example though, if we make a recipe that has rice as a base, I'll have a small portion and then make up the difference with the entree and veggies, just because I feel better if I have a small amount of rice....I really like rice and small amounts don't bother me but for my own context, I don't need a large serving of it. I don't personally add other things like rolls or toast with meals because I feel better without it..........but my husband and I ate an entire loaf of sourdough for lunch during a recent weekend road trip and it was both worth every bite and completely destroyed my appetite for the rest of the day. The next day we had a proper Whole30 breakfast and will remember the baguette fondly. 
    Does that help at all? It's so personal. I would say overall I think most people who live a "whole30-ish lifestyle" tend to use Whole30 meal template as the foundation of most of their meals. 
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    ladyshanny reacted to kirkor in Gluten Free Humour   

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    ladyshanny reacted to Lime LaCroix in Late Stage of Whole30 - inflammation/bloat?   
    Smrtygirl,
    The only reasonable thing to do at this point is to see a doctor. There are serious medical conditions that cause GI problems that won't be immediately impacted by diet. I have to wonder why this obvious next step isn't working for you. Can you see a doctor, with your insurance situation? If you can, then please do. Have you seen a doctor before for these issues, and was the experience not positive? If so, please don't give up, and try again.
    Have you ever been told these could be psychosomatic issues? I don't want to carte blanche endorse the idea that this is a psychosomatic issue, because people with real medical issues have been discounted by doctors. However, if nothing seems to work in an extreme way, and there is no evidence of a medical problem, this is something to consider. Psychosomatic issues are linked to anxiety, and resolve through therapy and various forms of anxiety treatments. 
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    ladyshanny reacted to sweetcee in GF grain reintro questions   
    Interesting! I had bad bloating with hummus within 1/2 hour of eating (like my pants were uncomfortably tight in no time) and had an bad overly stuffed feeling, but I haven’t noticed that with the corn or quinoa. In any case, I don’t like the loss of appetite or the grains taking up tummy space meant for my spinach and cauliflower, so I’ll wait until I feel better to try out gluten.  Thank you!
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from LauraOC in Paleo Flatbread?   
    @Venn - there are no bread substitutes like that which are compliant. Cornstarch or not, there is no recreating bread/muffins/pancakes/cookies/pasta/tortillas with compliant ingredients. Who said it was compliant?
    The rest of your dinner sounds nice.
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    ladyshanny got a reaction from suzannes in 4/2/2018 Starting Whole30   
    Might be fun for you to have a read of the Whole30 Timeline.  You'll feel better soon, just keep going! 
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    ladyshanny reacted to Dockris in Compliant Party Food   
    Thanks Ladies.  Maybe I can do one of those dips and bring some veggies for dipping.  I do plan to bring my full lunch, I just know I will want to go in and socialize with the birthday peeps and feel it will be easier if there is something I can eat, if I choose.