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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.
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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.
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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.
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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.
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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.
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    tanis reacted to Renee Lee in Pita Jungle?   
    It's easier if you link us to the restaurant's website, so that there's no question as to what exactly you're talking about...
    It looks like you'll have to do some question asking, because they don't have full ingredients of spices used, etc...but the woodfired salmon salad looks good, without the dressing, the Caribbean salad also looks delicious, but a) it needs protein and i'm sure the strawberry vinaigrette has sugar in it.
    The grilled mahi mahi "burger" without the bun, with a side of grilled veggies (unseasoned) would also be great.
    There are plenty of options here, you'll just have to do some tweaking.
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    tanis reacted to Renee Lee in Pita Jungle?   
    actually, here's a good chart for you!
    http://www.pitajungle.com/nutrition/allergen-chart/
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    tanis reacted to robotarmy in Paleo/Whole30 Friendly shops/restaurants in Phoenix/Tucson?   
    I just ate at Nourish today--completely satisfied! They were awesome about answering questions about their food preparation, and everything on the menu is clearly labeled (corn free, dairy free, paleo, etc.) so you don't have to get stuck ordering a bunless burger (although you could--and I think the menu said grass fed...) or a boring salad with chicken on top. It's near Old Town Scottsdale, and is pretty easy to get to, although the parking is a tad funky. If you go, let us know how you like it!
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    tanis reacted to melbournegirl in White Potatoes vs. Whitish-looking sweet potatoes   
    Is it compliant to have it mashed with coconut milk? I had it as a side dish with lunch the other day and had to stop my son from eating it (he had a taste and wants to have some next time I make it....)... its wonderful the taste for real foods my kids are developing - I was making breakfast mince the night before and my daughter said it looked so good so I gave her some too.
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    tanis reacted to Robin Strathdee in Icecream that's not SWYPO?   
    Fender -
    You know I respect your opinion, and everything you've contributed here, but I'm going to have to disagree with you a little bit here. Well, not disagree, but...
    Here's the thing: Most of the folks who are posting in the forum right now are newcomers to the program, and to this lifestyle. We're asking a lot by having them give up the grains and the dairy, but we've given them a long list of things they CAN have. Most of them are not at a place right now to identify, let alone break, some of these food habits. Asking them to tackle all of these things right off the bat is a little much.What they can do, though, is follow the rules. And, by doing that, they will automatically eliminate many of the foods and habits they turned to in their past food life. But taking away every vestige of comfort (when it comes to food) is essentially like stripping a person bare before sending them to run a marathon. It may be more motivation to finish, but they may just give up because of the discomfort.
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    tanis 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!!
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    tanis 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.
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    tanis got a reaction from El Paco in Paleo/Whole30 Friendly shops/restaurants in Phoenix/Tucson?   
    There is a restaurant in Scottsdale called Nourish 1-2-3. I haven't tried it yet, but their menu looks good. You can check out their website and menu...http://nourish123.com/. Good luck.
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    tanis reacted to Derval in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    Wishing you & your family the best of luck battling your demons tanis
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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.
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    tanis got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Need GI thoughts   
    I was going to ask about gallbladder issues too. I was having pain in my upper right abdomen, I didn't think it could be gallbladder because I usually had the most pain when I was dieting and eating just lean protein and veggies. I would have the pain and lots of gas. I had some pretty bad attacks about 7 years ago, they did an ultra sound and never found anything. Things seemed to get better for a while and then I started having pains againg, I had this for a couple years and it would come and go. Then in June we were on vacation and I had some severe attacks. The worst one I had was after eating pulled pork. The pain was excrutiating and lasted 15 hours. I was miserable. I went to the doctor and had an ultrasound done and they didn't see any gallstones, but still suggested I have my gallbladder removed. The surgeon said most likely the opening to my gallbladder was curved and that is what was causing my attacks. After having my gallbladder removed, they examined it and found a huge stone that they were not able to see in an ultrasound because it was against the gallbladder wall and just looked like liquid.
    My whole point to all that, is that most of the pains I had was when I was eating a relatively low fat and low carb diet. It just got really bad towards the end when I ate fat. It might be worth it just to go see your doctor if you are still having the pains.
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    tanis got a reaction from Emily in Sugar Addict? Is it possible to actually do this?   
    I will give my personal story that has helped me stick with the whole30. Sugar and junk is my downfall. I can be eating really healthy and then decide to have one serving of ice cream and then I can't stop. I might be able to stop with just that one serving after dinner, but I have to have it the next night and the next. It's a never ending battle. The part in the book that really hit home for me was "It's not as hard as quiting heroin". Unfortunately, I have two young adult sons that are both battling a heroin addiction. One had been clean for 3 months and then had a relapse and now has been clean for 3 weeks, the other has been clean for 40 days. Reading that one sentence in the book really put things in perspective for me. I admitted that I have a problem with food and I need to change it. I also felt like if my kids could kick their heroin habit I needed to do the same for my food habit. I'm not on day 29 and have not cheated or slipped and I'm so proud of myself. I plan on going another 30 and see how I feel. I have come to the realization that sugar and other processed foods cannot be part of my life... I'm not one of those people that can do the "in moderation" thing because it never stays in moderation. That's been the hardest thing for me when trying to lose weight, I will do great on the diet but as soon as I'm done and reintroduce the sugars and processed foods, I backslide and end up gaining. After this experience with my boys, just like they will have to abstain from heroin forever because one time leads to another, I will also have to stay away from my trigger foods because it will just put me in a tailspin.
    I think that's the thing you have to figure out for you and then decide if it's worth it. My husband is eating like this with me and we have found some great recipes and we are loving the food. I don't miss sugar at all. The first 3 weeks I was eating way too much fruit, in the last week I have cut back and for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on only having fruit 3 times a week so that I can slay that sugar dragon. It's tough, but if you really want it, you can do it. Good luck.