ThyPeace

Members
  • Content Count

    548
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    ThyPeace reacted to darwinscorner in Heart Rate During Whole 30   
    So I'm a physician on day 20 of my first Whole30. I exercise vigorously about four hours a week and am not a runner or endurance athlete. I haven't changed my exercise patterns at all in the last three weeks (ok, maybe a few gym drop ins more than usual because I'm feeling good). My resting heart rate has dropped from a respectable mid-60s to low 50s and I have no good explanation for it. 
    Glad to at least see this is "a thing". 
     

  2. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from jmcbn in Heart Rate During Whole 30   
    I can't speak to the question of heart rate while exercising, but I can speak to the resting heart rate part.  I am post-Whole30 at this point, having done three of them over the last couple of years.  I eat a Whole30-ish diet though, and track what I eat carefully.  
     
    My resting heart rate is noticeably affected by two food categories.  The first is "holiday" eating.  I'm not entirely sure what the underlying sources of the change are.  I first noticed this over Christmas last year, when I had cookies, cake, candy, caramel corn, wine and beer, pizza, and even some (very aged) cheese.  The night with wine, pizza, and caramel corn was the worst.  My resting heart rate jumped from around 60 to almost 70 and I felt really awful for a few days until it all cleared my system.  I have tested it in milder ways at other special occasions, and have noticed a similar jump, albeit smaller because I have indulged in fewer of the potentially problematic foods.  It could be sheer quantity of calories my body has to process, as well as types of foods or types of macronutrients.  
     
    The second category is smaller, but with a distinct positive result.  When I eat a packet of salmon every day for a week, after not having any for a month or so, my resting heart rate commonly drops by about 5 beats per minute.  I figure this is a result of the Omega-3s in the fish.  I try to take advantage of it by eating salmon 2-3 times per week.
     
    My resting heart rate also increases when I am sick or when I am lacking sleep, and decreases when I'm healthy and well rested.  
     
    ThyPeace,  And, of course, as I get more physically fit, the long-term resting heart rate trend is down.  My resting heart rate last night was 55 BPM.  A year ago, it was 65 BPM.
  3. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from Linven in The crazy things people say   
    One of my favorite compliant meals out is fajitas with guac and lettuce and tomato.  Fabulous!  (My stepson had worked there, so I had inside knowledge of ingredients.)  
     
    ThyPeace, the ones with shrimp and fresh pineapple are particularly fantastic.
  4. Like
    ThyPeace reacted to cayenne in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar and alcohol do the same to me Noelle-Feel fabulous when I consume it but I better continue or else...I turn into a person I barely recognize. Grains can do that as well but not as dramatic. Now I am eating a bit of cheese and wondering if my tendonitis in my hip has flared due to that, as well as a bit of nasal issues. I have a few more good pieces of sharp cheddar then I will remove that.
    I have a love/hate relationship with this program. I really do.
  5. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from Zyriel in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Corn gives me a belly ache that's right next door to hunger.  Took me a long time to figure out the difference.   Lactose gives me horrible, painful gas.  (Lactaid makes it painless diarrhea, which is not exactly an improvement.) Rice gives me a serious case of feeling awful that I can't even explain.  Like my head is going to explode. Sugar tastes fantastic.  I have to remind myself of its evils because they're so subtle. Legumes improve my digestion and seem to make me feel overall better. Wheat seems to be neutral-to-good in terms of body reaction, but I worry about the empty calories, so limit it anyway.  
    ThyPeace, had sugar today.
  6. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Sugar tastes fantastic.  I have to remind myself of its evils because they're so subtle.
    ThyPeace, had sugar today.

     
     
    Note to self.  Sugar gives you a hangover.  Which you knew.  Try not to off-road while five days' worth of sleep-deprived.  You tend to forget some really important stuff.
     
    ThyPeace, hydrating. 
  7. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from Zyriel in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Corn gives me a belly ache that's right next door to hunger.  Took me a long time to figure out the difference.   Lactose gives me horrible, painful gas.  (Lactaid makes it painless diarrhea, which is not exactly an improvement.) Rice gives me a serious case of feeling awful that I can't even explain.  Like my head is going to explode. Sugar tastes fantastic.  I have to remind myself of its evils because they're so subtle. Legumes improve my digestion and seem to make me feel overall better. Wheat seems to be neutral-to-good in terms of body reaction, but I worry about the empty calories, so limit it anyway.  
    ThyPeace, had sugar today.
  8. Like
    ThyPeace reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... when the sight of red tinged pee/poo does not have them immediately thinking they're dying 'cos they're well accustomed to the beet effect... 
  9. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from Alix B. in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    All it takes is a tablespoon of half & half to send me into fits of agony.  Cheese is only slightly better.  
     
    ThyPeace, grew up in Wisconsin and misses dairy more than she can say.  But doesn't miss the 3-month stomach ache she had before figuring it out.
  10. Like
    ThyPeace got a reaction from JulieP757 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Heh. Although I agree that most IHOP food is not what I'm really interested in eating, I do end up there sometimes.  This may help you figure out how to navigate their menu so that you can sit with the BF and eat something:
     
    http://www.glutenfreegigi.com/how-to-eat-gluten-free-at-ihop/
     
    The summary is that they will crack shell eggs for you, which are far less adulterated than the mix (including pancake batter) they usually use for omelettes.  They use butter for cooking and Pam on their cooking surfaces, which is why all their foods say that they have soy in them -- Pam contains soy lecithin.  But I'm pretty sure they will dry-cook instead, and that at least some of their veggies can be steamed rather than cooked in others stuff.  They also often have baked potatoes.  Might take some research, but I bet you can get a compliant meal there.
     
    ThyPeace, has had to eat out a LOT the last few months.
  11. Like
    ThyPeace reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I have to post this. It's not really something stupid that was said - rather the opposite. Nothing said and nothing stupid...for once.
    I've been paleo since Aug of 2011. I've been to see my parents (they live in FL, I live in Oregon) about 5 or 6 times since my switch because I travel to their area for work twice a year. I've been to see them three times now while on a Whole30 (I even put copies of ISWF in some stockings at the holidays this year!). Every time, it's a food battle with my mom and mostly because she likes to question me and my motives (not because she disagrees that my food is healthy). Every visit, I try to be as non-confrontational as I can and I often buy and prepare my own meals or dishes on the side.
    This past visit, I arrived and she immediately pulled out all the stuff she'd bought for me: a big container of baby greens, organic apples and blueberries, compliant chicken apple sausages, a new bottle of olive oil and avocados!! My parents don't eat ANY of these things (except olive oil). I didn't ask her to prep anything either. She just got it all right, without having to ask. All these visits and what do you know...she was paying attention!
    For dinner that night we had grass fed lamb chops, roasted veggies (in olive oil) and a greens loaded salad (my dad skipped the greens - he can't eat them for medical reasons...don't ask). No sugar. No bad oils. No grains/legumes/starches. I didn't even have to ask.
    AWESOME. Truly. (plus, they loved the dinner and are eating more like that even when I'm not around!)
  12. Like
    ThyPeace reacted to TrayS in Broccoli Sadness   
    We have been getting piles of amazing looking broccoli with our CSA the past few weeks. However, when I eat broccoli, I get a horribly painful stomachache and nausea (seriously, it's miserable). It's been this way for 10 years+. So my husband has been eating some and I've been giving the rest away. *sigh*
    I'm curious though, does anyone else experience this or am I the lone freak who can't eat broccoli? I know some say it makes them gassy, but this is much more than that, like curled up in the fetal position to endure stomach cramps that feel like the stomach flu, only worse. I experience this with no other food that I am aware of, including cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. What's the deal??
  13. Like
    ThyPeace reacted to ShannonM816 in Don't over think this.   
     
    Well, stepping on the scale is a rule, so if you want to be able to say you truly did a Whole30, following all the rules...
     
    But, having said that, here is the guidance for determining if you need a restart.