SugarcubeOD

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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from EllieHH in The crazy things people say   
    That whole 'when you're fun again' thing really irks me... I'm accused of not being 'fun' all the time... I, actually, am a blast. the 'fun' that is being referred to is that the other person wants to indulge in whatever (cake, booze) and they don't want to feel judged for it (not that you're judging... that's all on them for how they feel).
    Also, LOL at the 'main part for the most part'. Uh, booze is one of the MAIN PARTS! LOL!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from EllieHH in The crazy things people say   
    There, fixed that...
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to ladyshanny in Starting October 17th   
    Welcome! There's lots of support here, just reach out if you need anything!
    (I'm a twin with @SugarcubeOD - we have a special love for fellow twins and twin-moms!)
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in Can't wait to stop eating so much meat!   
    A better idea for a lifetime of eating for you. This whole program is about learning what's best for you. Nothing can be applied with such a broad brush. 
    I can't eat legumes. So it is basically impossible for me to do well with less animal-based protein. Can't do tofu, lentils, beans...that leaves me with nuts and??? Seitan? 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Tarrantrl in Day 19 Questions   
    The fact that it varies from person to person is exactly why we recommend using this body metric... so a 6'4 200 pound person is going to need more than a 5'1 90 pound person... 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Zee_1 in Day 29 and just a little amazed at myself...   
    This is not really a valid argument... there are studies that also show that whole grains are good for you and dairy is a necessary component of a healthy adult's diet and yet, those are rules that the original poster 'chose' to follow. No one here is saying she should never weigh herself again (altho most people that complete a Whole30 end up breaking up with their scales for good). Tom was saying that it's frustrating that for 30 days, she chose to follow SOME rules and not others. Would you say the same if she said she did a whole30 but decided to allow herself International Delights coffee creamer? No, of course not. The Hartwigs understand that how we TREAT our bodies/minds is just as important as what we put IN them... hence the no scale rule. After a Whole 30, people are free to weigh themselves as much as they want... but knowingly and blatantly breaking a rule is not a successful completion of Whole30 and the people that come by here in the next days, weeks and months looking for an 'excuse' to break the scale rule should read this discussion and know that it's not acceptable.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from CassieK in Eating before a workout and How it has helped my works outs get done   
    Oh!  Yes, it's not - a pre workout meal is not an enormous amount of food but sometimes those kinds of mind games that we play with ourselves to make sure we stick to our plans for working out are effective   
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from mariebolnous in Day 30 and only lost 1 pound!?!   
    Hey there - I wish I could say that yes, it probably just 'didn't work for you' but honestly, especially when we're in our late 30's, things can take longer to level out... There is nothing wrong with eating 3 nourishing meals a day and assuming you're not going wild on fruit and lara bars between meals or sneak eating mounds of nuts, your body will eventually sort itself out... I know this is not the answer you want, but you didn't gain the weight in 30 days and while some people do have drastic weightloss, those are outliers, not the norm... I would wholeheartedly suggest that you do the reintros and then find a food freedom plan that works for you (maybe it's mostly whole30 with the occassional sugar in ketchup... something like that is very common).  Keep fueling your body and honoring it, dont' jump to a weightloss diet... the reason those are multi-billion dollar industries is because they don't work... a 'diet' of calorie restriction does not work, is not sustainable, is not any sort of fun and is not honoring your body... You're free to exercise your adult free will but I really encourage you to consider the long game here...
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to CassieK in Tobacco Products   
    Shaming was not the right word to use more discouraging to continue the whole30 if what I should have said. And sorry I am new to this so I didn’t mean to clutter! Thank you for responding! I just want everyone to be encouraged to try changing there life with this program no matter what there dealing with example smoking.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from loveallisonsmith in Will extending the program help eczema if it's worse than ever?   
    It's unfortunate that sometimes when people who have autoimmune conditions like eczema do the program they tend to eat items in abundance that trigger symptoms... if you're eating more eggs, nuts, night shades or other eczema triggering foods than you usually do then it's definitely possible that you're impacting your condition.  I would try cutting out those items for a couple weeks and see how things go... unfortunately again, with something like a skin condition, it can take more time to heal the symptoms so you can then see where you're at - I know someone that if they get an eczema flare, it takes 14 days to get back to a solid baseline. 
    I don't think cutting out known eczema triggers is arbitrary but that's definitely your call to make... if you cut them out and that doesn't help resolve it, then add them back - maybe you have a tolerance limit that you've exceeded and cutting them out and then going back to having 'some' of these items would work for you.  It's not possible for us to say exactly what it is and it really does suck that the only way to figure these types of things out is with experimentation which often takes a while and can be very frustrating.
    Maybe just keep going with the program as written for a couple weeks and if things get better then great and if not, then go the next two weeks cutting out triggering foods.  Make notes/journal what you eat and the symptoms etc... so you can take a lot of great personal information to the doctor.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from justinefl in Breastfeeding, help with morning schedule!   
    Can you eat while you're breastfeeding?  What about making some egg muffins or fritatta that you can eat one handed while feeding?  Honestly, putting yourself last behind your baby and the dog is not going to be sustainable.  Maybe if you can't eat while breastfeeding, you could eat before putting clothes on the baby... jammies until mom is done eating isn't the end of the world.  When you're back from your walk and if the baby is in a playing mood, is this not something that can be participated in with one hand free to eat? 
    Can you let the dog out in the backyard or something for a quick pee before you go for the walk so dog is not panicked?  Can your husband, older child, neighbor help with the dog?  If you don't prioritize eating in the morning, it won't become a priority and therefore will fall to the bottom of the list of 'things that need doing'.  I don't have kids or a dog but I know that being a breastfeeding mother, even one working on your PHD, is not a sentence to starve all day...
    Can you husband help you batch cook or prep food? Your ability to properly nourish yourself (and therefore the baby) should 100% be his priority as much as it is yours.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Tarrantrl in Slip Up   
    @Mikkim1231, don't worry! Every additional whole30 you do, you learn something. It seems like you're intending to wait a year for the next one, but maybe you could do the January whole30 too. I did one in July-August and I'm already doing another! And even if you missed some non-compliant ingredient, there are still lots of gains, like practicing cooking this way and changing how you think about food. You still have that even if you might have some soy complicating your results, and it will definitely help you on your next whole30 and your life in general when it comes to good food habits. Since you emotionally don't want to do a whole 56 (which I understand!), I'd say do the reintroduction as normal and just be aware that some of your results may be confounded by the soy. Think of it this way: if you learn a lot about what doesn't agree with you from this reintro, you'll learn even more from your next reintro after a totally clean whole30!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ar1zona1 in Can you please help me understand "technically compliant but off limits foods"?   
    Before anyone goes into a detailed explaination, have you read any of the articles about 'SWYPO' (Sex With your Pants on).  If you google 'Whole30 SWYPO' you should get some good articles and discussion about this... if you still have specific questions, then we can definitely go into detail with you but first, read the resources that are available and then let us know how you interpret it
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Zenana in Breakfast help   
    This is actually a really common question and there are tons of discussions on our forums about breakfast.  The thing about wanting to gag or being nauseated when eating savory foods for breakfast is due to hormones being unbalanced.  The only way to get those hormones balanced is by eating a template breakfast every day.  Make a plate, eat as much as you can from evenly around the plate and then pack it up and take it with you to eat from again as soon as you feel you can keep it down.  Subbing nuts, nut butters or fruit is not going to get you were you want to go and not eating is definitely not going to get you there.
    Try googling 'whole30 nauseous at breakfast' and other similar search terms and you'll find tons of conversation and tips.
    Here's a good article about the issue as well https://whole30.com/2017/05/i-hate-breakfast/
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Zenana in Egg-free breakfasts for me and toddler   
    If you google 'whole30 egg free breakfast' you'll get loads of previous forum threads as well as recipe roundups from blogs - just make sure you're looking at the ingredients... 
    With all the resources for this topic out there, it would be silly for us to list out items you could have as anything you eat for any other meal can be eaten for breakfast so your possibilities are nearly endless!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Ruth Mason in Introducing myself   
    Yep!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Jill733 in Drinks @ Panera Bread   
    Yes this would be technically compliant but the white grape juice is used for a sweetner (it's one of the sweetest fruit juices out there) - for a special occassion or one bought in the morning and used sparingly in water all day, it would be fine but would not be recommended for daily or really even weekly consumption as it will keep your sugar dragon alive and roaring.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from STACEYRAE46 in Loving it !   
    Make sure you do the reintroductions so that when you decide to treat yourself, you know if the cupcake is worth it or if ice cream is going to have you running to the loo for the evening!
    Congrats on your success!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Tarrantrl in Reintroduction Mix-up/Advice Sought   
    In this case, I would eat Whole30 compliant until you feel as good as you did before you tried this reintro and then go again for legumes or rice bran oil separately and see how you do... you don't want to start reintroducing other stuff if you're still suffering the ill effects today... give yourself a few days and then start again
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from britt1229 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Oh shoot, I obviously wasn't paying attention when I was writing and missed the whole 'examples' part... sorry!
    So tinned fish, pouches of olives, packets of guacamole - for these when I bring for emergency, I bring one packet to work on Monday, leave it in the fridge and if I haven't used it, take it home on Friday and use in weekend meals and then bring one back the next work day and repeat... you can do the same with any sturdy cooked protein like meatballs, cooked sausage etc... once you get your meals down and are in the groove, you might notice that you no longer need to have these emergency foods... when you become fat adapted, you may become hungry but you notice it's just hunger, not hunger-rage and you can wait till your next meal to eat.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Having emergency food is great planning!  We do caution that instead of nuts and nut butters/nut bars, tinned fish, pouches of olives and other items that more resemble a mini meal of at least protein and fat are a good stash of emergency food.  Obviously what you have is okay but if you find yourself having many 'absolutely necessary' moments, it's worth considering changing the emergency food up
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in Paleo Bars?   
    For emergency purposes only (as in you're trapped on the runway in an airplane with no idea when you'll get off the plane, not because it's breakfast time and you want something sweet) those ingredients are compliant. 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SaraEC in When can I have...?   
    No, probably not... that's why I suggest doing it first so you can get it out of the way and carry on the reintros... obviously if you do feel yucky after eating it, then leave a few days until you feel good but otherwise, I think moving forward the next day would be fine.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SaraEC in When can I have...?   
    Bummer!!!   There's no 'day' for additives outlined in reintroduction but since you'll have the lovely 'compliant but for' frittatta on hand, you can definitely make that one of your reintro items... If it was me, I'd do it as the first day reintro because it's one of the items that might be more unlikely to cause a problem for most people (where as say grains or soy is hugely problematic for a lot of people).
    As far as reheating it, not sure if you wanted advice around that or not but as a frequent fritatta reheater, my advice would be to cut it into pieces before freezing and then thaw in a strainer to let the excess liquid drain away... then, you can slice the piece into smaller slices and pan fry on both sides to crisp it up and warm it through, or you can chop it all up in the pan and make it more like a hash if it doesn't slice easily.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from britt1229 in Starting WHOLE30 Sept 10   
    Oh shoot, I obviously wasn't paying attention when I was writing and missed the whole 'examples' part... sorry!
    So tinned fish, pouches of olives, packets of guacamole - for these when I bring for emergency, I bring one packet to work on Monday, leave it in the fridge and if I haven't used it, take it home on Friday and use in weekend meals and then bring one back the next work day and repeat... you can do the same with any sturdy cooked protein like meatballs, cooked sausage etc... once you get your meals down and are in the groove, you might notice that you no longer need to have these emergency foods... when you become fat adapted, you may become hungry but you notice it's just hunger, not hunger-rage and you can wait till your next meal to eat.