MTNan

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    MTNan got a reaction from ladyshanny in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    MTNan got a reaction from ladyshanny in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    MTNan reacted to MamaToMyMunkins in Compliant Chicken Broth   
    The Costco brand of organic chicken stock is sugar free.
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    MTNan reacted to missmary in Compliant Coffee Creamer!!   
    guys, sorry to be a rain on your parade person here...but: the Califa Farms Coffee Creamer is only just barely compliant. It's not a great choice on a plan where we want you to be eating real foods. Have you tried regular coconut milk or almond milk in your coffee? maybe one without six different additives?
     
    you get to decide where to draw the line with this one, just know there are better choices you could make when you are ready.
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    MTNan got a reaction from Jenny B in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm doing whole 30, plus beans and legumes" spoke by a vegan relative.
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    MTNan got a reaction from praxisproject in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...when you open their pantry and see: ghee, extra light olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, roasted-garlic infused olive oil...
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    MTNan got a reaction from FairyL0u in The crazy things people say   
    ...because allergies and autism are so fashionable... And so much fun to live with. Wow. Just wow.
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    MTNan reacted to dianka25 in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    I agree with everyone else, try to stay off the scale! I've experienced the same challenges as you... Feeling like midway through I might as well calorie count instead and be able to eat and drink anything. But then I remember how hungry I feel when I do that, and the fact that it really hasn't worked long term. If it had, you wouldn't be doing whole30. And in the end, just knowing that food doesn't control you is a success all by itself. Eventually you can have that cookie because you choose to, not because you have to. And if your body is like mine, it drops weight in cycles... Next week you may have a whole new perspective. Good luck!
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    MTNan got a reaction from ladyshanny in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from SpinSpin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You get excited at dinner because there is leftover broccoli and zoodles- and you plan to eat it with breakfast tomorrow!
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    MTNan got a reaction from ladyshanny in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    MTNan got a reaction from ladyshanny in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    MTNan got a reaction from ladyshanny in Halfway through...NO WEIGHT LOSS!!   
    If you want your body to become adapted to burning fat for fuel, it is absolutely important to avoid snacking; it allows hormones time to adjust and when there is no sugar present (such as you're getting from that afternoon piece of fruit) the body will turn to fat as its fuel source. If you start making a habit of reading through these forums daily, you will find one of the things the moderators are constantly telling people is to make sure your meals keep you full for 4-5 hours, and if you feel the need to snack, snack on a mini meal of protein, veg, and fat. By dumping sugar, even in the form of fruit, into your body between meals, you're not getting the full benefit of the transition to fat burning and you're getting a spike in blood sugar. Not great. You're still doing a whole 30 as all your foods are compliant, but why not get the most out of it?
    Also, weight goes up and down, and many people experience what seems to be an increase in weight/bloating part way through their whole30. Hang in there, give the program the full 30 days! And give yourself a big pat on the back for making this commitment and doing something good for yourself! I will be interested to hear how things progress for you.
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan got a reaction from GFChris in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    MTNan reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you go to the bottle bank and everyone is recyclinging empty wine & spirit bottles & you're recycling empty Oil bottles & pickle jars 
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    MTNan got a reaction from SpinSpin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You get excited at dinner because there is leftover broccoli and zoodles- and you plan to eat it with breakfast tomorrow!
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    MTNan got a reaction from SpinSpin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You get excited at dinner because there is leftover broccoli and zoodles- and you plan to eat it with breakfast tomorrow!
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    MTNan got a reaction from SpinSpin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You get excited at dinner because there is leftover broccoli and zoodles- and you plan to eat it with breakfast tomorrow!