ladyshanny

Administrators
  • Content Count

    7608
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    133

Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    ladyshanny got a reaction from NathalyAF in Daily Email   
    If you have opted for the Whole30 Daily:
     
    the emails start with Day 0 so make sure you sign up in advance of your Day 1 to receive full benefit if you are across the world from the US, sign up to receive them one day in advance so they arrive on the day you are actually on if you have issues with or need help with your subscription, email [email protected] if you aren't receiving the emails, first check your spam, "promotions" and "social" tabs in your email (especially for gmail clients) please do not republish any portion of the daily emails.  They are a gift that you have given yourself and are a paid product.  Any republishing of their content will be immediately deleted. UPDATE: the daily emails were phased out when the Whole30 Day by Day was released. The cost of the book is similar to the cost of the emails but includes more motivation and support. 
  2. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from NathalyAF 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!!
  3. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in What about men?   
    If at some point the men among us would like to see a forum area created for them where they would like to discuss personal and sensitive issues, they are free to message us and we will look at doing that. Women have sensitive and personal issues that they are not comfortable discussing in a public forum. What you're asking for seems to be an area on the forum where we specifically educate the men on how diet affects their testosterone and specific ways that this way of eating can help men specifically - rather than an area for them to go and commiserate w/ each other.
    At this point there has never been a man who has asked for a special area in the forum where they can discuss sensitive personal issues with other men.
    It's OK that women have different issues and needs and that there may be a special place for women outside the general populous without having to mirror that place for men.
  4. Like
    ladyshanny reacted to BookJockey in Not doing this for the right reasons--history of eating disorders   
    Emphasis mine added. Thank you, @ladyshanny for this kind and insightful answer. This is why I love Whole30, it is ostensibly about being kind to your body and yourself.
    As someone who's also had a lot of trouble with very disordered eating in high school and college (but who is, admittedly, many years farther away from those days than @fmb16 is), I feel this post hard. I had a lot of trouble with this on my first Whole30 last year. I wasn't weighing myself, but constantly measuring myself and I was not always in the best of mental spaces, especially at first.
    I decided to stick with it after a lot of soul searching. Whole30 was making me feel a lot better in ways that had nothing to do with weight loss (my autoimmune disorder wasn't plaguing me with constant mystery illnesses, aches, and pains, my chronic indigestion was almost non-existent, I was feeling more alert, I was finally escaping the calorie counting nightmareland of my 20s, etc). It took a lot of effort to focus on that stuff more than the weight loss aspects, and to stop measuring myself. Trying to focus instead on all the other positives gave my overthinker brain something else to do. In the end, sticking with it was good for me, but that may not be the right decision for you, and that is, as stated above, 1000% ok.
    Whatever you decide to do, do it with love and kindness towards yourself and your body. You are worth it.
    P.S. I want to commend your bravery posting this here, and your insight in recognizing this in yourself, as they say, the first step is identifying when there's an issue.
  5. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from BookJockey in Not doing this for the right reasons--history of eating disorders   
    Honestly I don't think anyone here can answer that for you. If you feel that the Whole30 is a detriment to your health then you should absolutely stop and seek out some kind of assistance if needed. If you think you can "right the ship" along the way, then continue on. We can't answer that for you, unfortunately, it's too personal a decision and only you know you.
    If you do decide to stop, please reframe the decision as one of self-care and compassion rather than guilt and anxiety over "quitting". If you make the decision that you are better served by stepping away from this program for as long as you need, then that is the right answer for you. We have no judgement here and a 30 day voluntary elimination plan shouldn't be increasing guilt or anxiety. Remember, there are no awards or ribbons at the end.  More importantly, wherever you go, there you are, right? So making the right decision for yourself is the right one no matter which way you choose to go. 
  6. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from laura_juggles in Sweet potato cranberry cakes   
    Sweet potato "toast" is sliced sweet potato and is definitely permitted on Whole30. If you, personally, have a very strong association to conventional toast where you think that putting toppings on a slice of sweet potato is a gateway food for you, then sure, you should exclude it. Latkes are also permitted for the program as they are baked or pan fried vegetables. We understand that some people may find that they are better off leaving them off and that's fine but they are also not considered SWYPO. 
    I appreciate your passion surrounding the program and of course we want folks to read things with a critical mind. We also appreciate polite and respectful discourse but please also understand that answers coming from Whole30 Moderators, Administrators and Coaches is generally not going to be "false information".
  7. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from laura_juggles in Sweet potato cranberry cakes   
    Sweet potato "toast" is sliced sweet potato and is definitely permitted on Whole30. If you, personally, have a very strong association to conventional toast where you think that putting toppings on a slice of sweet potato is a gateway food for you, then sure, you should exclude it. Latkes are also permitted for the program as they are baked or pan fried vegetables. We understand that some people may find that they are better off leaving them off and that's fine but they are also not considered SWYPO. 
    I appreciate your passion surrounding the program and of course we want folks to read things with a critical mind. We also appreciate polite and respectful discourse but please also understand that answers coming from Whole30 Moderators, Administrators and Coaches is generally not going to be "false information".
  8. Like
    ladyshanny reacted to laura_juggles in Starving & worried about high cholesterol   
    First of, welcome! 
    The easiest way for anyone to be able to make some meal suggestions or ideas for tweaks is to list out a couple days worth of what you've eaten (with portion sizes and water intake if you remember all that). 
    It's unlikely that what you're eating has much, if anything, to do with your blood serum cholesterol. This article breaks it down pretty well - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/dietary-cholesterol-does-not-matter#section4
    Lastly, I would honestly stop tracking the nutrients with your app for a while. Make your meal and look at your plate: does it have at least a palm-sized portion of protein, a heap of veggies that are not just potatoes/sweet potatoes, and some fat? If yes, then you've got a really good start. Tracking is stressful and then seeing numbers that are unexpectedly different is more stressful. Stress in this area doesn't particularly help anything. Vary your veggies and you'll get plenty of a variety of nutrients (with the possible exception of vitamin D, though that's in salmon). 
  9. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from BookJockey in Not doing this for the right reasons--history of eating disorders   
    Honestly I don't think anyone here can answer that for you. If you feel that the Whole30 is a detriment to your health then you should absolutely stop and seek out some kind of assistance if needed. If you think you can "right the ship" along the way, then continue on. We can't answer that for you, unfortunately, it's too personal a decision and only you know you.
    If you do decide to stop, please reframe the decision as one of self-care and compassion rather than guilt and anxiety over "quitting". If you make the decision that you are better served by stepping away from this program for as long as you need, then that is the right answer for you. We have no judgement here and a 30 day voluntary elimination plan shouldn't be increasing guilt or anxiety. Remember, there are no awards or ribbons at the end.  More importantly, wherever you go, there you are, right? So making the right decision for yourself is the right one no matter which way you choose to go. 
  10. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from BookJockey in Not doing this for the right reasons--history of eating disorders   
    Honestly I don't think anyone here can answer that for you. If you feel that the Whole30 is a detriment to your health then you should absolutely stop and seek out some kind of assistance if needed. If you think you can "right the ship" along the way, then continue on. We can't answer that for you, unfortunately, it's too personal a decision and only you know you.
    If you do decide to stop, please reframe the decision as one of self-care and compassion rather than guilt and anxiety over "quitting". If you make the decision that you are better served by stepping away from this program for as long as you need, then that is the right answer for you. We have no judgement here and a 30 day voluntary elimination plan shouldn't be increasing guilt or anxiety. Remember, there are no awards or ribbons at the end.  More importantly, wherever you go, there you are, right? So making the right decision for yourself is the right one no matter which way you choose to go. 
  11. Like
    ladyshanny reacted to hollysmokes in Psyching Up For a December Whole 30 Graduates   
    I was feeling a little yucky and discouraged the last couple of days but doing better this morning and re-found this gem from @ladyshanny:
    A couple of my cook-up plans have been slightly derailed- still waiting on delivery for some of my lotion ingredients and I forgot that the Moroccan chicken goop calls for green onions so I have to postpone those but I'm going to make nom nom's Italian sausage and kale casserole (using ground chicken and swiss chard because that's what I have) and as soon as it warms up a little I'll put a couple of chickens on the smoker. I think some of MJ's Moroccan dipping sauce will go nicely with it so I'll probably make a double batch of that. Yesterday it was warm enough to fire up the grill for some burgers and I made some cole slaw to go with them then pork chops for dinner with a big pile of haricot vert sautéed in MJ's better butter- I could eat those every day! I think I never want to be out of better butter!
    I haven't worked a full week for the past three weeks so it's time to get back to the real world! At least I have a plan- sort-of. 
  12. Like
    ladyshanny reacted to BookJockey in The crazy things people say   
    Honestly, this has been my experience as well. I have some family and friends who either know and are supportive, or likely would be if they knew, but other family who would be judgey as all get out and I don't need that. And I really don't need to fight folks at work who think it's some kind of fad thing. Dealing with sugar cravings and aches in the beginning is enough to have to worry about without dealing with judgement on top of it.
  13. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from RandiW in Help with beef bone broth - it didn't 'set'   
    You can still use it. My guess is you had too much water vs how many bones. If you simmered it (ie, tiny slow bubbles) then the heat was enough. You could try adding more bones, a shot of acid like apple cider vinegar and some onion and celery and let it simmer again.
  14. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from kirbz in Calling All Creamy Vegetable Soup Recipes!   
    I don't know about "creamy" soups but I do tend to make a very thick and hearty chicken (or turkey) veggie "stewp". My trick is to use the red potatoes as they have a bit higher of a starch content so they "thicken" the soup a bit without adding any special thickener. I also only add enough broth to cover the pot contents and then let it cook down. Topped w/ avocado or even an egg and it makes a very comforting, hearty meal. 
    My standard chicken stewp recipe has an entire tray of chicken thighs, browned first, a whole sweet onion diced, several red potatoes diced, a few carrots diced, a couple cans of mushrooms, a drained can of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato paste plus all the good chicken seasonings. I use whatever greenery I have around at the time - often green beans.  The trick is not over-brothing it.
    I also love this Cream of Tomato soup from Nom Nom Paleo but I don't make it anymore because tomatoes give my husband heartburn.  
    https://nomnompaleo.com/post/2825821540/quick-cream-of-tomato-soup
     
  15. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from mybestbetsy in January start!   
    Hi Betsy, when you do cook, cook in bulk. An entire tray of chicken thighs, a dozen boiled eggs, huge sheet pan of roasted veggies. Then you can "grab and go" and still feel great! Lots of people also do huge egg-bakes for the morning - I used to cook one every sunday and we'd eat it for breakfast for a week. Doesn't take more than 20 minutes or so to prep and then you bake and you're all set!
  16. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from ChristyJ in Caramel bedtime tea   
    Yep, this is fine!
  17. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from mybestbetsy in January start!   
    Hi Betsy, when you do cook, cook in bulk. An entire tray of chicken thighs, a dozen boiled eggs, huge sheet pan of roasted veggies. Then you can "grab and go" and still feel great! Lots of people also do huge egg-bakes for the morning - I used to cook one every sunday and we'd eat it for breakfast for a week. Doesn't take more than 20 minutes or so to prep and then you bake and you're all set!
  18. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from mybestbetsy in January start!   
    Hi Betsy, when you do cook, cook in bulk. An entire tray of chicken thighs, a dozen boiled eggs, huge sheet pan of roasted veggies. Then you can "grab and go" and still feel great! Lots of people also do huge egg-bakes for the morning - I used to cook one every sunday and we'd eat it for breakfast for a week. Doesn't take more than 20 minutes or so to prep and then you bake and you're all set!
  19. Like
    ladyshanny reacted to siggaingadottir in January Whole30 Prep   
    Welcome back @RandiW! 
    I've done 6 rounds of Whole30 and I completely understand how you feel. It's very difficult to get back into the mindset of taking on another Whole30. My goal for the first one was to just get through it; just follow the rules each and every day, but I did not pay much attention to the recommendations (e.g. I made smoothie bowls every now and then). The next ones I changed my goals/built on what I had already done... so for my second one I made sure to follow the rules AND the recommendations, the third I eliminated ALL snacking (unless hard core emergencies of course). The fourth one I decided to document all of my meals, etc. etc. By doing this it's helped me keep things interesting and gives me something specific to focus on
  20. Like
    ladyshanny reacted to KimberlyW in January Whole30 Prep   
    Hi RandyW - I too am going to start again. I have tried a couple of times this past year and it seems much more difficult to do than it did the first time. 
    Anyway, LadyShanny responded with a very helpful link for me, so hoping it will help you. It won't make it easier per se, but understanding that it is more difficult to do it again, and not just for me but for others too is important know. I feel like I am not alone, so I am hoping it will help me .... https://whole30.com/2015/02/second-whole30/
    I am here for you, and I sure others will be too!  As for me, one day at a time is how I have to look at it, and remind myself that I can do anything for 30 days!!!
    Kimberly
     
  21. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from Dehh in January start!   
    This is actually really common! Have a read of this article and see if anything resonates:
    https://whole30.com/2015/02/second-whole30/
     
  22. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from RandiW in Round two...   
    Hi, unfortunately we can't give any "hacks" for weight loss as that is not the point of the program. However I can say that weight loss comes when hormones are in balance. That includes hunger hormones, sex hormones and stress hormones. It is possible that in 30 days, depending on your current lifestyle and health background, that 30 days is enough to get the hormones starting to balance but perhaps not enough to get them to a point where your body feels comfortable releasing weight.
    My recommendation would be to do the Whole30 as written, focussing on nourishing your body, getting large variety of micronutrients (eg, by diversifying your meals), hydrating and relaxing. If you stress over whether you're going to lose a pound or 7, you're really doing that hormonal balancing a disservice. You will never go wrong eating protein, veggies and some good fats - it just may take longer than you wish. Keep at it - do the reintroductions at the end and figure out what makes you feel your best.
  23. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from edgymama in Whole30 Approved at Walmart!   
    Haha, good plan!!!!!
  24. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from Tboyer in Whole 30 starts today   
    Welcome! This is a bit different than other elimination plans in that there is no restriction on any other food or quantity. We want you to eat as much as you need in order to fuel your lifestyle and feel great! Check out the meal template linked in my signature below and make sure you're eating enough.
  25. Like
    ladyshanny got a reaction from pearlgirl2017 in 1ST TIME STARTING IN JAN   
    Hi @pearlgirl2017 - I don't have my book with me at the moment but I would imagine that you could  drizzle a nice finishing oil on the soup when you plate it or diced avocado would probably also be good. And of course a "soup and salad" dinner would be lovely also!