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    little mighty got a reaction from Raven in I could never give up _______   
    Funny enough, the main thing I've heard people say they'll miss is alcohol! "Oh, but it's so fun to go out drinking with my friends!" or "But I just loooooove wine!" As someone who has would go out of her way to avoid alcohol even before the Whole30, I just don't get it. There's a whole world of amazing desserts out there and you choose ALCOHOL, that stuff that tastes nasty, provides a ton of calories but no satiety, and makes you do stupid things?!?! Inconceivable.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    BEST. THREAD. EVER.   Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!
     
    ...they complain that apples are too sweet.
    ...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
    ...they start salivating over organ meats.
    ...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.
    ...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.
    ...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.
    ...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.
    ...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
    ...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
    ..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    BEST. THREAD. EVER.   Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!
     
    ...they complain that apples are too sweet.
    ...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
    ...they start salivating over organ meats.
    ...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.
    ...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.
    ...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.
    ...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.
    ...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
    ...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
    ..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    BEST. THREAD. EVER.   Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!
     
    ...they complain that apples are too sweet.
    ...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
    ...they start salivating over organ meats.
    ...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.
    ...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.
    ...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.
    ...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.
    ...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
    ...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
    ..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.
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    little mighty got a reaction from MeadowLily in can't.... stop..... binging!!!!!!!   
    What I meant is that food won't solve your problems. However, I totally agree that eating in a health-supportive way can promote a better mindset. Works both ways   
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    little mighty got a reaction from Ursula in What is your go-to quick meal??   
    My new favourite last-minute meal is:
     
    1 (10.5 oz) bag of frozen broccoli, steam-sauteed
    1/2 an avocado, diced
    a serving of protein, diced (yesterday was leftover turkey thigh - delish!)
    1-2 slices compliant bacon, crumbled (optional)
    salt and lemon juice to taste
     
    Mix it all together and dig in!
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    little mighty reacted to AmyS in False Starts   
    Excellent! Eat up! And you're not at your worst when pmsing, even though we women have been taught by our society that we are supposed to be at our worst when pmsing. We're not. We're just really freakin' hungry. And we really really need to eat. Lots of meals. Lots of carbs. Lots of fat. Lots of protein. It's shocking how much I eat these days. And I'm teeeeeeeeeny. And, judging from comments I get the longer I eat huge amounts of nutritious food, getting teenier.  
     
    Have you gotten rid of your scale and anything you used to use to weigh/measure you food? That's a great set of next steps.
     
    There is so much freedom in sticking it to the patriarchy by actually eating.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    BEST. THREAD. EVER.   Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!
     
    ...they complain that apples are too sweet.
    ...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
    ...they start salivating over organ meats.
    ...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.
    ...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.
    ...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.
    ...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.
    ...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
    ...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
    ..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.
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    little mighty got a reaction from MeadowLily in Depression/Anxiety? Any Whole30 successes?   
    Yeah, this is a great thread! I have generalized anxiety, as well as OCD that comes and goes. Also had pretty severe anorexia throughout my teens and early 20s (I'm almost 30 now), but my relationship with food is still pretty messed up. I just finished a Whole90 and found that it did improve my symptoms, especially concerning the latter because it forced me to NOT rely on food, especially sweets, to ease my thoughts and emotions. I did and still am consuming caffeine (GIANT mug of black tea or matcha in the morning, and usually a small coffee in the afternoon), and am considering giving that up for a while to see if it makes a difference. 

    What helped the most, though, was acupuncture and homeopathics. I think they literally saved my life! I surely would have considered ending it if something didn't change; I was such a slave to the anxiety at that point that I couldn't pull myself out of it. I began going for regular treatments last December and continued for about 6 months; I'm still taking the remedies and go for acupuncture "boosters" every so often as needed. Not everyone responds to those kinds of treatments, but it's harmless so definitely worth a try.
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    little mighty got a reaction from GoJo09 in Bulletproof brand products: worth it?   
    Thanks for the responses. I am indeed inquiring about the Bulletproof brand of products, not the fatty coffee phenomenon. I already know the Whole30 perspective on the latter! Just curious to know if anyone's tried them and noticed a difference compared to other brands.
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    little mighty reacted to Sleeve in favorite snacking alternatives   
    I go play in traffic.
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    little mighty got a reaction from sassyboo62 in WAY worse than before..   
    I find that tea helps A LOT. Warm, comforting, and forces you to slow down and savour (if only to avoid burning your tongue ).
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    little mighty got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    BEST. THREAD. EVER.   Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!
     
    ...they complain that apples are too sweet.
    ...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
    ...they start salivating over organ meats.
    ...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.
    ...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.
    ...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.
    ...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.
    ...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
    ...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
    ..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    BEST. THREAD. EVER.   Haven't read all the previous comments, so forgive me if any of these are repeats!
     
    ...they complain that apples are too sweet.
    ...coworkers start assuming they're vegetarian because of all the vegetables they eat. (True story! Ummmm...since when does eating vegetables make one a vegetarian? And how could you NOT see the chicken thigh nestled next to my roasted cauliflower?!)
    ...they start salivating over organ meats.
    ...they turn down even the "healthy" sweets like homemade, nut- and date-based energy balls, because that sh** is some serious SWYPO.
    ...they carry meatballs in their purse instead of chocolate.
    ...they sit there and smirk while eating their zoodles and meat sauce because only they know it's not actually pasta.
    ...they're the only one who passes up dessert at holiday meals and opts for herbal tea.
    ...they start using strange words like "cauli-rice", "zoodles", and "no-gurt".
    ...their ears perk up whenever someone mentions bacon, avocado, coconut milk, or coconut oil.
    ..."saturated fat" = fightin' words.
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    little mighty reacted to Deb. in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You tell people to bulletproof their tea because you have no milk in the house. 
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    little mighty reacted to Melissa Hartwig in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This thread kicks booty! I laughed out loud more than once. (The "gets mad when sees paleo pancakes marked as Whole30 approved" was my favorite.)
    Maybe me and Melissa Joulwan need to make a video called "Sh*t Whole30 girls say."
    Melissa
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    little mighty reacted to jhmomi in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... in one day, and multiple times a week.
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    little mighty got a reaction from sassyboo62 in WAY worse than before..   
    I find that tea helps A LOT. Warm, comforting, and forces you to slow down and savour (if only to avoid burning your tongue ).
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    little mighty reacted to Kate C Mayone in look pregnant after eating   
    Wow, these posts are all so informative!  I knew I wasn't alone but I really couldn't pinpoint my problem.  I've always battled bloating and in recent years bouts of constipation.  Was hoping to gain better insight doing my second W30.  I'm on day 24 and my bloating still comes and goes along with the constipation.  It seems I start every morning with minimal problems and things just go up and down from there.
     
    Thank you 'little mighty' for listing what you have found helpful.  The part about fruit after a meal resonates with me most!  I have tried to avoid fruit for the most part but when I was having it was immediately following a meal...reading over and over again that was the best way.  When I do that is when my stomach goes from semi-bloated to pregnant in an instant.  I think I'm very similar to you in that fruit doesn't bother my stomach on its own.  Probably worth the risk of occasionally spiking my blood sugar.
     
    What I've found helpful but also most challenging is the mindful practice of slowly eating my meals.  I think this alone has been a big accomplishment because it's been the hardest.  I grew up the youngest of six children so shoveling food into your mouth for 20+ years is all I've ever known.  Definitely hard to break that habit.  I also know, like many, I have a hard time digesting raw veggies including leafy greens.  So when I am eating salad I make sure I liquefy it in my mouth before swallowing.  I generally roast a lot of veggies since I enjoy them that way more.  Avoiding water during meals does seem to help but I do drink a lot.
     
    I've been adding bone broth and coconut oil (in my coffee) to my mourning routine.  Sweet potatoes definitely help but I noticed this week I subbed delicata squash and I guess it's not as effective.  There are so many variables out there that it's very easy to get overwhelmed.  I've been telling myself I am going to start a food journal but I still have not.  Don't get too discouraged because from what I've read here more people are in this boat than you would think.  It takes a lot of time and patience so don't give up yet.  I'm staying hopeful.  And it's definitely great to know we're not alone 
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    little mighty got a reaction from Kate C Mayone in look pregnant after eating   
    I am SO. HAPPY. I'm not the only one out there who has this kind of bloating!!!!! Like, OVERJOYED. I mean, it sucks, but I feel like when people complain of bloating it's more of a feeling, or PMS-related, and not the 5-months-pregnant kind. I have been struggling with this pretty much my whole life, and I am not, nor have I ever been, a large person. I'm pretty content with my body - EXCEPT my stomach. I'm in great shape, at a healthy weight, I eat really well (Whole 30 for the last couple months), I'm not constipated, I take enzymes and probiotics...and yet there's MONSTROSITY of a belly remains, even when I haven't just eaten. So, I get it.
     
    In addition to what the video talks about, here's what I, personally, have found helpful so far:
     
    1. Eliminating sugar - obviously forbidden on the Whole 30, but I will say that this made a significant difference in the severity of bloating for me. Whether it was the sugar itself, when I was eating it (see #2), the emotions associated with it (see #4), or all of the above, cutting it out completely was the best decision EVER.
     
    2. Not eating sweet foods with/after meals - fruit/sugar + savoury stuff does NOT go over well with me. Obviously the "dessert" habit is out on a Whole 30, but even fruit with a meal is a no-go. I know eating fruit alone is not encouraged, but for me, if I really want it, that's the only way it's gonna happen.
     
    3. Not drinking tea/coffee with/after meals - as much as I would like to relax with a hot beverage after eating, it makes me SO. BLOATED. Even if I wait 1/2 an hour or sometimes more, and no, it doesn't make a difference for me whether it is caffeinated or not. No, just no.
     
    4. ***ANXIETY*** - the elephant in the room. If I'm not anxious, and I stick to Whole 30-compliant meals, the bloating - while still there - will not be aggravated. However, if I AM anxious or stressed at all - even if my stomach is empty - the belly goes POOF! So, addressing my chronic anxiety has been KEY - dare I say THE key - to reducing bloating.

    Yes, I still have a belly (and no, it's NOT fat!), but it IS getting ever-so-slowly - like, snail's-pace slowly - better. It takes diligence, and patience, and acceptance, and watching your symptoms like a freaking HAWK, but it can get better.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Kate C Mayone in look pregnant after eating   
    I am SO. HAPPY. I'm not the only one out there who has this kind of bloating!!!!! Like, OVERJOYED. I mean, it sucks, but I feel like when people complain of bloating it's more of a feeling, or PMS-related, and not the 5-months-pregnant kind. I have been struggling with this pretty much my whole life, and I am not, nor have I ever been, a large person. I'm pretty content with my body - EXCEPT my stomach. I'm in great shape, at a healthy weight, I eat really well (Whole 30 for the last couple months), I'm not constipated, I take enzymes and probiotics...and yet there's MONSTROSITY of a belly remains, even when I haven't just eaten. So, I get it.
     
    In addition to what the video talks about, here's what I, personally, have found helpful so far:
     
    1. Eliminating sugar - obviously forbidden on the Whole 30, but I will say that this made a significant difference in the severity of bloating for me. Whether it was the sugar itself, when I was eating it (see #2), the emotions associated with it (see #4), or all of the above, cutting it out completely was the best decision EVER.
     
    2. Not eating sweet foods with/after meals - fruit/sugar + savoury stuff does NOT go over well with me. Obviously the "dessert" habit is out on a Whole 30, but even fruit with a meal is a no-go. I know eating fruit alone is not encouraged, but for me, if I really want it, that's the only way it's gonna happen.
     
    3. Not drinking tea/coffee with/after meals - as much as I would like to relax with a hot beverage after eating, it makes me SO. BLOATED. Even if I wait 1/2 an hour or sometimes more, and no, it doesn't make a difference for me whether it is caffeinated or not. No, just no.
     
    4. ***ANXIETY*** - the elephant in the room. If I'm not anxious, and I stick to Whole 30-compliant meals, the bloating - while still there - will not be aggravated. However, if I AM anxious or stressed at all - even if my stomach is empty - the belly goes POOF! So, addressing my chronic anxiety has been KEY - dare I say THE key - to reducing bloating.

    Yes, I still have a belly (and no, it's NOT fat!), but it IS getting ever-so-slowly - like, snail's-pace slowly - better. It takes diligence, and patience, and acceptance, and watching your symptoms like a freaking HAWK, but it can get better.
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    little mighty got a reaction from Kate C Mayone in look pregnant after eating   
    I am SO. HAPPY. I'm not the only one out there who has this kind of bloating!!!!! Like, OVERJOYED. I mean, it sucks, but I feel like when people complain of bloating it's more of a feeling, or PMS-related, and not the 5-months-pregnant kind. I have been struggling with this pretty much my whole life, and I am not, nor have I ever been, a large person. I'm pretty content with my body - EXCEPT my stomach. I'm in great shape, at a healthy weight, I eat really well (Whole 30 for the last couple months), I'm not constipated, I take enzymes and probiotics...and yet there's MONSTROSITY of a belly remains, even when I haven't just eaten. So, I get it.
     
    In addition to what the video talks about, here's what I, personally, have found helpful so far:
     
    1. Eliminating sugar - obviously forbidden on the Whole 30, but I will say that this made a significant difference in the severity of bloating for me. Whether it was the sugar itself, when I was eating it (see #2), the emotions associated with it (see #4), or all of the above, cutting it out completely was the best decision EVER.
     
    2. Not eating sweet foods with/after meals - fruit/sugar + savoury stuff does NOT go over well with me. Obviously the "dessert" habit is out on a Whole 30, but even fruit with a meal is a no-go. I know eating fruit alone is not encouraged, but for me, if I really want it, that's the only way it's gonna happen.
     
    3. Not drinking tea/coffee with/after meals - as much as I would like to relax with a hot beverage after eating, it makes me SO. BLOATED. Even if I wait 1/2 an hour or sometimes more, and no, it doesn't make a difference for me whether it is caffeinated or not. No, just no.
     
    4. ***ANXIETY*** - the elephant in the room. If I'm not anxious, and I stick to Whole 30-compliant meals, the bloating - while still there - will not be aggravated. However, if I AM anxious or stressed at all - even if my stomach is empty - the belly goes POOF! So, addressing my chronic anxiety has been KEY - dare I say THE key - to reducing bloating.

    Yes, I still have a belly (and no, it's NOT fat!), but it IS getting ever-so-slowly - like, snail's-pace slowly - better. It takes diligence, and patience, and acceptance, and watching your symptoms like a freaking HAWK, but it can get better.
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    little mighty got a reaction from thecatsanova in Your (compliant) guilty secret...?   
    Dude, I was vegan for 8 years - NOTHING is odd to me  That said, I never thought I'd be eating organ meats and enjoying them!
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    little mighty got a reaction from GoJo09 in SWYPO? Or permissible, chaste hand-holding?   
    I'm not a Moderator, not even close, but my understanding is that 1) your date-coconut oil-cacao snack is definitely SWYPO, but 2) it does not require a re-start. These foods, while clearly a "dessert", are still compliant. I wouldn't continue to consume them in the form of a sweet snack, though; the fact that you went from dates --> dates with coconut oil and cacao says to me that this is a slippery slope for you. As they say, the best way to slay your sugar dragon is to starve it! If you find you're actually hungry in the evening, what about eating a sweet potato with coconut oil, or dinner leftovers?
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    little mighty reacted to Brewer5 in SWYPO? Or permissible, chaste hand-holding?   
    I say have yourself a meal or mini-meal (protein+fat+veggies) in the evening if you need the extra calories.  Go for it!  FAT -- yep, you're right, you need fat!  ...But you don't need dates.  Ever.  
     
    I've been through a long journey since starting Paleo...  if I look back along my path, I see many things laying along the roadside -- slain-- that I once thought were good for me, or that I at least had some way of justifying.  Now they are just a distant memory.  Dried fruit is among them, as is dark chocolate.  A little further down the path were my nuts, seeds, and butters of these.  These are tricky little devils and can appear so harmless!  Be careful.  For some folks, they can be evil.