Robin1403

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  1. Thank you for the advice...I was listening to Liquid Mind Radio on Pandora during my lunch but kept picking up the stupid remote to "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" a song, ugh! Next time I'll hide the remote and just enjoy zenning out...and I do eat way to fast so consciously chewing and thinking about the flavors, etc. really makes sense. I will give it a try!
  2. Ok, I've searched everywhere for advice on this, and it's a weird question, but I'm asking anyway. What do you do if you happen to be eating a meal alone? I'm so used to clicking on the TV or messing with my phone that I'm kind of at a loss. My first Whole30 I broke the "eating at my desk" habit but I didn't break the TV habit, and I'm trying to this time. I started reading, but for me it was like watching TV, I focused on the book and my food was gone before I realized it, just like when I watch TV, so that wasn't a good alternative. I feel weird just looking out the window and thinking about chewing...I guess that's the modern world, I feel like I always need to be doing something or looking at something or making progress on something or else I'm wasting time. Any ideas...maybe staring out the window, relaxing and thinking about chewing is a good thing?
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    Can I have True Lemon?

    I know this is a very old thread but in case anyone is doing the same search I was doing, the True Lemon I just purchased only contains Crystallized Lemon (citric acid, lemon oil, lemon juice)...that's it, so it should be Whole30 compliant since it no longer contains the cane juice.
  4. Thank you so much for responding...I will definitely incorporate all of your recommendations. The 4-5 hours between meals is the only "rule" I seem to not be able to abide by, I will try to incorporate more fat and maybe that will help...even though I've been paleo for around 5 years I still find it hard to break free of the low-fat, "clean-eating", snack every 2-3 hours mentality...too many years of reading Clean Eating, Oxygen and FitnessRx for Women! Next Thursday is my last day, I will let you know how my final week goes...I guess if nothing else I can say that I actually made it through a Whole30 which I never thought I'd be able to do...yay for me! Thanks again
  5. No underlying health issues, feel like hormones need to be reset because NO "drive" and also very irregular periods...46 years old. No significant stress although I've always been high anxiety/worrier...so waking up an night and an already overactive mind do not make good friends. Nightly habit of wine which I thought may be contributing to sleep issues but after 23 days no difference with that. I do watch TV pre-bed but try to read (Kindle paperwhite) before actually sleeping, try to make things as dark as possible and cold and follow same routine pre-bed. My sleep hygiene could be better, I know, I was just hoping the better eating and lack of alcohol would help a little! Workout 5 days a week which includes 5 days of weights (45-60 minutes) with 1 day including 20 minutes HIIT and 2 days including an hour spin class. Drink lots of water (which contributes to waking up at night but I live in Vegas so have to keep drinking it), a combo of decaf and caffeinated coffee in morning, caffeine always before 7am (I am trying to cut it out completely but with not sleeping I need something to keep me awake at work...vicious cycle, yes). Will have decaf tea during day and often some kombucha at night and maybe another hot decaf tea. I'm 5'4" and was around 120 before Whole30 (highest weight in a long time after a few vacations/mini-vacations this summer, usually 115). Typical food (this is basically what I eat Whole30 or not): Breakfast: 2 eggs with a little meat, probably half normal portion, (or just 3 eggs), always sauteed with low carb veggie such as greens/broccoli/kale and sweet potato plus 5-6 kalamata olives and/or 1/2 avocado...basically same EVERY day. It's a huge portion and I eat what I can then save the rest for a "snack" when I get hungry later so I don't have a snack Lunch: often dinner leftovers, but lately a veggie saute...1/4 head shredded cabbage, large spiralized zucchini, some type of protein (probably 4-5 oz but not weighing), spices, and 5-6 kalamata olives and/or 1/2 avocado if I didn't have it with breakfast. Again, huge portion so will save some if full for another "snack" later. Dinner: Normal sized protein portion (try to do the palm thing...usually a little more than that), fill rest of plate with veggies, usually consisting of a salad or roasted broccoli/cauliflower/spaghetti squash/etc. Not many starchy veggies at night usually. I cook with ghee or coconut oil, very little fruit, maybe some mid-day if I'm hungry (usually frozen bananas or an apple but rarely), maybe some nuts but they are "food with no breaks" so try to limit. If I have a snack it's usually left over breakfast/lunch) I drink a cup of homemade bone broth daily with collagen protein added, usually after workout but started drinking before bed because I wake up hungry...I feel like I eat a TON though. Sorry this got long, but wanted to cover all my bases...let me know if any other info would be helpful.
  6. I am on day 23 and I honestly don't feel any different than when I started. Before you say anything, I know this is not the Whole23, but seriously NOTHING different. Is there a different timeline that people who were pretty strict paleo pre-Whole30 should expect to experience? I do have less bloating and maybe a little weight loss (not sure because...no scale) but my sleep is no better, if not worse, don't wake up ready and raring to go, NO tiger blood in site, no noticeable differences in anything! This has been pretty easy for me as the only change was cutting out alcohol (hard), really checking labels, which isn't much of a problem because I don't eat many things that come in packages, and making sure I'm compliant when eating out. I was hoping to see SOMETHING by now, my main goals were to really clean out my system of the "junk", which I've probably accomplished, to sleep better, get my hormones re-set, and wake up feeling refreshed...nothing! I've read ISWF and Whole30 books so not just winging it, I'm very strict...any advice or experiences from people who were strict Paleo before doing your Whole30?
  7. I felt the same way you do...day 23 today and I'm surprised at how easy it's been, even going out. We used to sit at the bar for our meals, now we sit IN the restaurant so we don't "tempt" ourselves and don't go to bars, etc. I am committed to seeing this through this time and with the right mindset you can do it...the other 2 times I tried I went in with the thought that "I'm going to start this, but I don't think I can not have wine, martini, etc. for 30 days and if I can't make it, oh well, no biggy, I knew I couldn't do it". This time I started with the mindset that I am going to do this, no excuses, it's only 30 days and I want to reset my body and start clean...think positive, you are almost done, don't mess it up now, you've come too far to not make it!
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    Cauliflower biscuits?

    I know this thread is old but I'm confused as to why Well Fed's oven fried salmon "cakes" are Whole 30 approved but cauliflower "biscuits" are not. Basically the only difference between the recipes is that one has salmon and one has cauliflower. Just trying to understand where the line is here. Thanks for any input.
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    Kombucha

    I know this is an old post and this has been beat to death, but I purchased a GT's Gingeraid Classic Kombucha today (3rd day of Whole30) and they checked to be sure I was 21 when purchasing it, and it specifically says on the bottle that it is considered "beer"...it is currently in the fridge unopened. Is the consensus that this is still Whole30 approved or have there been any updates in the last year?
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    Costco run and bacon

    Just wanted to clarify, I see above that Costco balsamic is out because of the Sulfites, but in other Google searches, as well as searches on this website, it appears that it is ok...is there an "official" verdict on the Costco Kirkland Balsamic? Thanks!