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    frantastic got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
     
    YES - exactly that! It's like we're weird for eating actual food.
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    frantastic got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
     
    YES - exactly that! It's like we're weird for eating actual food.
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    frantastic reacted to Deb. in The crazy things people say   
    My favorite is "well what CAN you eat"
     
    I say "meat, fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables" 
     
    Then they don't know what to say.   
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    frantastic got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
     
    You know, I've always said that the secret to looking young is a little bit of pudge. I'm willing to roll the dice though...
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    frantastic got a reaction from MeadowLily in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Deb - that cracked me up. Exactly how large a chicken can you hold in your hand?
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    frantastic got a reaction from MeadowLily in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Deb - that cracked me up. Exactly how large a chicken can you hold in your hand?
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    frantastic 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. 
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    frantastic got a reaction from booksandcoffee in The crazy things people say   
     
    I can answer that...when did I STOP being crazy? 
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    frantastic got a reaction from booksandcoffee in The crazy things people say   
     
    I can answer that...when did I STOP being crazy? 
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    frantastic got a reaction from ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    Actual conversation between myself and two of my close girlfriends.
     
    Girl 1: My doctor is making me give up diet sodas. She thinks they may be linked to my migraines.
    Me: totally worth it - you are basically drinking a can of chemicals and there are a zillion studies that show how bad they are for you.
    Girl 1: yeah, and I read an article linking diet soda to Alzheimer's.
    Girl 2: I'd rather get Alzheimer's than give up my diet soda.
    Girl 1: I'm going to switch the diet soda for crystal lite. That's healthier
     
    (I just stopped participating in the conversation)
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    frantastic got a reaction from ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    Actual conversation between myself and two of my close girlfriends.
     
    Girl 1: My doctor is making me give up diet sodas. She thinks they may be linked to my migraines.
    Me: totally worth it - you are basically drinking a can of chemicals and there are a zillion studies that show how bad they are for you.
    Girl 1: yeah, and I read an article linking diet soda to Alzheimer's.
    Girl 2: I'd rather get Alzheimer's than give up my diet soda.
    Girl 1: I'm going to switch the diet soda for crystal lite. That's healthier
     
    (I just stopped participating in the conversation)
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    frantastic got a reaction from ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    Actual conversation between myself and two of my close girlfriends.
     
    Girl 1: My doctor is making me give up diet sodas. She thinks they may be linked to my migraines.
    Me: totally worth it - you are basically drinking a can of chemicals and there are a zillion studies that show how bad they are for you.
    Girl 1: yeah, and I read an article linking diet soda to Alzheimer's.
    Girl 2: I'd rather get Alzheimer's than give up my diet soda.
    Girl 1: I'm going to switch the diet soda for crystal lite. That's healthier
     
    (I just stopped participating in the conversation)
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    frantastic reacted to Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Carla 1#/week is actually a great average, congrats!
    When I talk about the Whole30 program, I often get negative response from people who think it's too restrictive. Their answer to health and weight loss: Everything in moderation.
    I have two problems with this:
    1: Everything: Everything? Really? So a moderate amount of cocaine is alright? How about arsenic? Sure, these are obvious things, but there also are less obvious things. Bread in moderation doesn't work if you're sensitive to gluten. Milk in moderation doesn't work if you're lactose-intolerant. There are also MANY signs of inflamation that are much more subtle than all of this. And you don't know until you self-experiment. Eating everything in moderation won't teach you anything about your body.
    2. Moderation: There are no "guidelines" for moderation. If I eat sushi once a month, most people would say that's moderation. If I go to a restaurant once a month, that's still moderation. Same thing for candies, for baked good, cheeseburger, fries, chocolate, ice cream.. But if I add all these up, it's not moderation anymore. Nobody knows what "moderation" means to their body until they remove some foods from their diet, then reintroduce. Then again, we're back to W30/strict paleo.
    And just by the way, I've never seen anyone improve hormonal response, improve their digestion, their sleep, etc. just by eating everything in moderation. Health is NOT just about weight, people!
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    frantastic reacted to Adagio in The crazy things people say   
    The other one is: "Why should I deprive myself?"
    My answer: "Why do you eat food that does not nourish your body?"
    Their answer: "Because it tastes good!"
    My reply: "If your car's gas tank had taste buds and demanded lemonade instead of gasoline, would you comply?"
    Their answer: "Of course not! Cars cannot run on lemonade!"
    My reply: "Exactly. Your body cannot run on frankenfood. One of these days, it's going to crap out."
    Their answer: "My mother ate (insert crappy food here) and she lived to be 90."
    My reply: "Good for her. You are not her."
    Their answer: "Whatever."
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    frantastic reacted to Mark Hargreaves in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I don't have a hand picture handy, but my morning meals, which was when I usually had eggs, usually consisted of 2-3 eggs, scrambled or omleted, plus a second protein source, usually ground beef, sometimes fish.
     
    It held me well for what was often a 6 hour gap before lunch.
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    frantastic reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Yes that is your serving. You are better off getting a variety of protein over your meals because different protein sources have different benefits, but I've been known to eat 4 eggs at multiple meals in a day when I'm pressed for time. I don't know the answer on 2 palm-sized portions of eggs. Because eggs have a higher fat content they are quite filling...when I eat them I generally don't need more than 4 but if I eat chicken I often need 1.5-2 palm sized portions. Good questions maybe another mod will chime in too.
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    frantastic reacted to melbournegirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    So I made this great breakfast of leftover cooked veges with three beaten eggs and showed off my beautiful creation still in the pan to my partner and instead of telling me how great it looked I got.... thats a lot to eat for breakfast!!!
    Was so tempted to say yeah right, 350 calories of healthy unprocessed food is bad for breakfast but your two weetbix with milk and muesli on top is the better meal? Hmmmph!
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    frantastic reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.