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    angledge got a reaction from Stackgrl in Any Colorado Whole 30'ers that started this week?   
    Yeah! We can have a mini-Whole30 meetup & cook for each other!
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    angledge reacted to Stackgrl in Any Colorado Whole 30'ers that started this week?   
    Hey guys! Nice to "meet" you! I am officially one week in and feeling better (finally).  I was having pretty intense sugar cravings day 4 and 5 but it has subsided for now. Frank! You start your tomorrow! That's so exciting! Please check in and let me know how you are getting along. 
    @angledge- Thank you for being someone to lean on! How is your W30 going? I went Skiing yesterday at Copper and it's the first time I had to really plan ahead for food.  It actually was the best day I've had in a while. Usually I leave the Mtn very tired (prob from all the blood sugar spikes I give myself with bars and diet cokes). 
    I always LOVE how a W30 makes me feel both mentally and physically, its the habits that are so draining while Im retraining my brain. 
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    angledge got a reaction from Stackgrl in Any Colorado Whole 30'ers that started this week?   
    Hey there @Stackgrl! I started my Whole30 on February 14th & I live in in Harvey Park, just east of Lakewood. I'd be happy to be your accountability buddy!
    How did your first day go?
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    angledge reacted to ladyshanny in Communion   
    You are free to follow whatever religious beliefs/desires you have and no one here is going to come to your house and make you prove that you are Jewish/Catholic/Christian/Whatever.  You get to do what is right in your heart as it surrounds how you choose to practice your religion.
    That said, is the honey/sweetener in the recipe completely necessary or could you make the item and just leave off the sweetener? Or sub applesauce/dates for the sweetness?
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    angledge reacted to Star in Communion   
    This is so INTERESTING!!
    I am jewish and our challah bread is a sacred ritual on Friday night which I have never skipped.
    I've been taking a minuscule amount of matza (plain flour and water) but never dreamed I was allowed to do so...
    I feel so much better reading abt all you guys with a similar predicament.
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    angledge reacted to fortunecat in Communion   
    I'm not a religious person anymore, but, IMO, if you put your diet over your faith, that's a problem. Whole30 is pretty all-consuming, but there are more important things.
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    angledge reacted to Tom Denham in Communion   
    Participating in communion services is okay during a Whole30. It is kind of like taking prescribed medication. The Whole30 does not want to stand between you and your doctor or you and your God.
    I took communion myself this morning. I thought about calling over the minister who was serving gluten free bread, but didn't want to make the effort. My church started offering a gluten free choice when we hired a minister with celiac disease.
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    angledge reacted to JenX in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Mmmmm...shepherds pie. Amazing for the first meal of the day. Warm and comforting and filling.
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    angledge reacted to Physibeth in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Those are just suggestions. The best thing to do is introduce something you might actually want to eat again though be careful that there are no cross contaminating ingredients. I did sourdough bread for mine because that was what I was interested in.
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    angledge reacted to GFChris in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity.  If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group).
    EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    angledge reacted to LucieB in Help on energy drink pre-workout   
    Sorry but that vuka drink is certainly not the "intelligent energy" as described in the site. Vitamins, salt, and questionable extracts dissolved in water to "Perform at peak levels"? Marketing gimmick. And not 'natural'.
    Besides, how does zero calorie equate to energy drink? Again sorry if you love it. But I hate seeing stuff like that suggested, especially here in my fave Whole30 forum. You don't need stuff like this. Drink water. Eat real food.
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    angledge reacted to GFChris in Communion   
    Religious practices trump Whole30. No restart necessary.
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    angledge reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!