HealingWithin

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    HealingWithin reacted to SugarcubeOD in What if I skip Saturated Fat?   
    Another book to add to the recommendations is Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe. 
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    HealingWithin reacted to ladyshanny in Day12 help   
    "Comparison is the thief of joy." In the case of Whole30, comparison is what will derail you faster than a slice of peanut butter toast. Honestly, forget everyone else and what they may or may not be feeling. Let's concentrate on you and what YOU are feeling because you/we have NO way of knowing the background, previous diet, medical history, exercise regimen of any other person who may or may not be feeling better.
    Also, worth mentioning - if you are having an actual panic attack about being on this voluntary elimination protocol, it might be worth stepping back and reassessing your goals and attitude about it because although the Whole30 is, in our opinion, the healthiest program around, having legit panic attacks is the opposite of healthy.......for anyone.
    That all said, do you have any underlying medical issues? History of stomach aches? Food allergies that you know of? Have you been eating a lot of raw veggies or salad greens? Using new oils to cook with (ie, coconut)?  Dried fruits? Nuts? Lots of brassica (broc, cauli, sprouts, cabbage)? How have your poops been? When your stomach hurts, is it also gassy?
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    HealingWithin reacted to StevieK in Wrapping up Day 25   
    Hey all!
    25 days in and feeling groovy. 
    Also doing this with a business partner and my best friend.
    Never thought I could give up sugar, grains and dairy- o' cheese how do I miss thee....let me count the ways.. Now I feel there's no turning back.  It helps to have a fantastically supportive wife and 2 awesome  daughters to help see me through this challenge.
    My cardiologist told me I had to lose 20% of my body weight in order to get my sleep apnea in check, so Whole30 seemed like a great place to start. I have no desire to stop at 30.
    My size 36 jeans are falling off and my size 36 belt is down to the last, tightest hole.  I'm sleeping through the night like a baby.  People are commenting every day that I look skinnier and that I've lost weight, but the truth is I didn't weigh myself before or during Whole30. 
    Most importantly, I'm staying hydrated and managing my cravings and my portion sizes (which seem to be shrinking along with my stomach).  Cannabis has been a huge help too in keeping me focused, and helping me sleep through the night. It's counter-intuitive, I know.  But I don't get the munchies from it.
    Really enjoying this journey into self discovery and breaking certain lifelong habits and resetting my gut.
    More updates to follow!
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    HealingWithin reacted to SugarcubeOD in Day 10 - Need a Little Cheerleading   
    So this does not actually meet the template... I'll get to cheerleading in a second but first, you really need to eat more.  You have no fat in your breakfast or dinner and the fact that you're eating snacks means you're not eating enough.  If you do need to eat between meals, make it protein and fat, not fruit or nuts/nut butters.
    That said, you ARE doing great and you CAN keep going!  Eating more is going to make it easier to keep going because you wont' be battling with hunger or cravings as much which can be problematic especially on the weekend so make sure you're getting 3 full template meals a day spaced 4-5 hours apart, salt your food, drink 1/2 oz of water per pound of your own body weight and soldier on  
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    HealingWithin reacted to ShannonM816 in Completed Whole30 and no weight loss   
    You're going to get the best results if you follow the recommendation to eat three meals a day that match the meal template. I do understand that means a lot more food than you are used to, and you may be concerned about weight, but when we say Whole30 isn't a weight loss diet, what we mean is, Whole30 comes at this from the other direction. People assume if you address weight, health will follow -- we're telling you, if you address health, the weight will get to what it's supposed to be. To be healthy, you have to fuel your body to do the things you want to be able to do, meaning eating enough foods, and foods that are nutrient dense to provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you need.
    So, try for the last 10 days of your Whole30 to have three meals a day that include one to two palm-size portions of protein (if eggs are your only protein, have as many eggs as you can hold in one hand, which is probably 3-4), a serving or two of fat from the choices listed on the template in addition to whatever oil you cook in, and then fill your plate with vegetables. Drink at least 1/2 oz of water per pound of body weight. Salt your food so it tastes good to you. Try that for now and see how you feel. 
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    HealingWithin reacted to littleg in Reducing Inflammatory Foods   
    My own personal bias is that the big population based studies showing a link between inflammation and meat consumption are not trying (nor able) to control well for meat *quality*.  If Joe Schmoe eats Burking King everyday for lunch his red meat consumption is pretty high... but so are his intakes of processed seed oils, sugar, preservatives, etc - thus it is impossible to say if his inflammation is really due to eating more meat than Jane next door who eats veggie subs...  I did a quick pubmed search and found this article which tries to address the issue of meat quality.  And what do you know - more meat --> lower inflammatory markers.  If you take the time to read through some of this article's citations you might find other articles addressing the topic.
    https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/137/2/363/4664544  
    At the end of the day this way of eating is a big personal 30 day experiment.  If you care to, get some labs done before you start and then once you are done.  If you drastically increase meat consumption and end up more inflamed while following the rest of the W30s recommendations then maybe more meat isn't best for your current gut/hormones/DNA...  only one way to find out
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    HealingWithin reacted to SugarcubeOD in Reducing Inflammatory Foods   
    Take a read through these articles and then see if you can find some other articles about saturated fat from trusted sources.  You could also google 'whole30 saturated fat' and probably find a bunch of discussions on this forum already that has the information you're looking for so we don't have to start retyping it all
    https://chriskresser.com/the-diet-heart-myth-cholesterol-and-saturated-fat-are-not-the-enemy/
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/it-aint-the-fat-people
    https://whole30.com/tag/saturated-fat/
     
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    HealingWithin reacted to laura_juggles in Starting over   
    I think it may also help you to try and stop feeling so negative every time you have a question. They're allowed! The forum is here for people to ask questions, but like trexmafia also said, the mods (and everyone else) tend to include a bit more information so that you have more info and so that people searching the forum in the future have more information. 
    I know that you want to be successful on your Whole30 and you can be! Maybe where you live and your lack of access to more specialty items will make following some recipes harder, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Honestly, that just means that your recipes will probably be simpler but one of the most delicious recipes out there involves putting chicken in a crockpot with a jar of salsa and cooking it until the chicken's done. If you don't have a crockpot, you could bake the chicken with the salsa on top. Shred it up and eat
    Ask your questions (and stop apologizing for them). Try out some new ways of cooking *before* starting over. 
    It's a big change to how you're used to cooking and eating, but it doesn't have to be daunting. You *can* do it and you need to start believing that you can. There's a mindset shift that has to happen to or you will just keep stressing yourself out. 
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from MeadowLily in Day 29 - no appetite and feeling bummed   
    Have you ever heard of the "Upper Limit Problem"? It is a term coined by the Gay Hendricks, the author of The Big Leap. The upper limit problem happens when we reach a new "level" of happiness or satisfaction in our lives and our unconscious mind FREAKS OUT and tries to push you back into your old ways. It sounds like that might be what is going on here. Here is a great article from Experience Life magazine: https://experiencelife.com/article/overcome-your-upper-limits/
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    HealingWithin reacted to trexmafia in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    HealingWithin reacted to Luvleelynnie in Day 29 - no appetite and feeling bummed   
    Great article and a new concept for me.  Really appreciate your sharing that.  Thanks!
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    HealingWithin reacted to ladyshanny in Day 29 - no appetite and feeling bummed   
    Excellent article, thank you for sharing!
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from MeadowLily in Day 29 - no appetite and feeling bummed   
    Have you ever heard of the "Upper Limit Problem"? It is a term coined by the Gay Hendricks, the author of The Big Leap. The upper limit problem happens when we reach a new "level" of happiness or satisfaction in our lives and our unconscious mind FREAKS OUT and tries to push you back into your old ways. It sounds like that might be what is going on here. Here is a great article from Experience Life magazine: https://experiencelife.com/article/overcome-your-upper-limits/
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    HealingWithin reacted to ladyshanny in No Energy   
    This is definitely what we've all been told over the years but if you think about it, glucose can't be stored, it has to be added in the form of food/beverage every 2-3 hours. This means that human beings would have been designed to always need to carry food with them and that's simply not the case if you look back at history. In times of famine or long journeys or scarcity, if we relied on glucose which has to come from food, we would have died out long ago.
    Fat is simply stored energy. The body is miraculous because it can learn to easily switch between stored fat and readily available glucose. The thing is that we, in our western culture, eat SO much instantly available energy in the form of sugars, starches, grains etc, that our bodies have let the ability to switch back and forth lapse. What we want you to do on Whole30 is become "fat adapted" which means that your body can switch between energy sources as needed. It's not ketosis where your body runs only on fat, it's the ability to switch back and forth. This becomes the most efficient way because you will always have access to readily available energy whether it's the food you're eating or stored energy in the form of fat.
    Also of note, the only organ in the body that actually NEEDS glucose to function is your brain and even if you ate an ONLY protein and fat diet for months and months, your body can MAKE the small amount of glucose needed for the brain. Glucose is absolutely not required for human function which makes it all the more sad how reliant we have all become on it.
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    HealingWithin reacted to ShellC104 in Hot Sauce ingredient   
    I don't know how I missed that, I looked over everything a couple of times! Haha Thank you both!!
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from ShellC104 in Hot Sauce ingredient   
    Corn is a grain and not compliant.
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    HealingWithin reacted to purplepadres in Ways to combat symptoms?   
    Rather than looking for a fix-all supplement, why not decide when a food is "worth it," and just deal with the consequences? I have a severe dairy intolerance, so it is a very rare occasion when it's "worth it" to me. Those in my social circle know, and understand. There are no hurt feelings if I can't eat something they've provided.
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from wendelina in Applegate Farms response to Carageenan additive   
    At my Whole Foods, there is a grass fed roast beef by applegate farms that the only ingredients are beef and salt.
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from wendelina in Applegate Farms response to Carageenan additive   
    At my Whole Foods, there is a grass fed roast beef by applegate farms that the only ingredients are beef and salt.
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    HealingWithin reacted to Carlaccini in cravings!   
    Well by what you're listing - you aren't eating enough.  So no wonder you're hungry
     
    Eggs should be the amount you can hold in one hand, protein should 1 - 2 palm sizes, veggies should be (at minimum!) 1.5 cups (yes at every meal) and fat should be 1 - 2 thumbs worth or a closed handful of nuts/seeds or half to whole avocado. Fruit - try to limit to 1 - 2 pieces a day. 
     
    Another tip - try to limit the nuts and seeds - yes they are an approved fat source, but they are not the *ideal* fat source as they bloat and cause problems for many.
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    HealingWithin reacted to coco12 in No aesthetic results - what should I do next?   
    LittleG, I have to say- your example, your optimism, your courage to keep going are BEAUTIFUL. Your determination is weighing in at a perfect 10. Think of the hundreds of young women who could be inspired by your story. I'm inspired by you! Keep going, knowing that the choices that you make are what make you drop-dead gorgeous, not the number on that silly scale.
     
    Scales don't measure awesome.
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from SpinSpin in Ghee. Whole30 without it?   
    I use the avocado oil from Costco and it is not green. Looking exactly the same as using extra light olive oil. I also like the texture way better.
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    HealingWithin got a reaction from 1Maryann in Jicama fail   
    Agreed. I love jicama raw but cooked was horrendous.
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    HealingWithin reacted to PamH in Jicama fail   
    Jicama is only good raw.  I can't imagine cooking the crap out of it and frying it.  Glad to know to skip this one.  Thanks!
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    HealingWithin reacted to Gittmo in Round 2 Starting 3/13/14   
    Thanks christiei!  I'm trying to be patient with myself.  I know theres a lot going on in my life and food has been my trusty friend...and I'm definitely being reactive.  I didn't realize that until you mentioned it...but of course I am.  I'm going to sit with myself tonight and try to gain some insight.  Thanks again!  And good for you for making it past day 11!