SugarcubeOD

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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from mae tanner in Working an Odd Schedule and Whole 30   
    Welcome!  If you google 'whole30 shift work' you'll get a multi-part article on the Whole30 site as well as other forum threads with the same subject.  There are lots of shift/night workers who have done the program and I'm sure you'll find lots of tips on those previous threads.  You can also go have a look at nom nom paleo who is a friend of Whole30 (www.nomnompaleo.com) as she used to be a night shift pharmacist for a hospital and she talks a lot about how she navigated food and the night shift.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in What can I add to my coffee?   
    You cannot add honey as honey is a sweetener and sweeteners are not allowed on Whole30.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from scoakley13 in lactose intolerant   
    Your understanding is right.  When your body does not tolerate dairy, your body builds up a mucosal lining to protect your gut from the damage.  when you do a whole30, that lining is unnecessary and sluffs off.  If you go back to eating dairy and you find you're having problems, then it's likely you ALWAYS had problems with it but that your body built up that mechanism to help protect itself.  You have two choices in that case... you can honor that your body is telling you it doesn't want dairy, or you can eat dairy consistently until that lining builds back up.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from RubyVroom in Day 24 Mood Swings   
    My suspicion is if this is typical menu for you, then you've been undereating for the last 24 days and while it does seem sustainable for a while, it always catches up to you.
    Eggs when they are your sole source of protein are as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping... usually a minimum of 3-4.  There's no veggies in your breakfast, no fat in your lunch and you're probably short on veg there too since greens don't have a ton of volume once chewed down.
    Try making your meals more closely match the template and honestly, I'd replace that fruit with veg until you start feeling better as it may be keeping your sugar cravings alive which also does nothing for our moods...
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Jihanna in Snacks--when and what to eat?   
    So if you're trying to kick a sugar addiction, feeding it sugar (fruit or dried fruit) is just giving in to cravings with different sugar.  The only way to beat a sugar dragon is to starve it.  Some people eat Lara bars and yes, some of them are compliant depending on the ingredients but they're not recommended and especially not if you're trying to resolve a sugar problem.
    Second, if you want or need a snack, fruit and nuts/nut butters are not your ideal choice.  Nut butter is a fat on the program not a protein (while it has a nominal amount of protein, theres much more fat).  Hardboiled egg and mayo or leftover chicken salad or a couple meatballs and half an avocado... those are protein/fat snacks that would be of better help to you.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in Can i have Crepini Egg Thins?   
    So, I think it's really great that you're here supporting people and sharing your experience. 
    But can you please maybe be a little more thoughtful about your "it's not a trigger for me so I don't care" attitude? If you're using them now and you're not doing a Whole30, that's fine, but maybe a "they're great for my Food Freedom when I'm not in the middle of a Whole30" could be included? Because it really comes across like your entire Whole30 philosophy is "screw the rules, I'll do what I want". 
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in Can i have Crepini Egg Thins?   
    Because it would be a whole slippery slope of contradictions and confusion if every single rule in the Whole30 looked like this:
    No pancakes or recreations of baked goods (tortillas, waffles, muffins, etc). Unless you don't usually eat pancakes. Or toast. Or tacos. Or unless you really don't actually like muffins, but you're so tired of eggs that a concoction of almond flour, eggs, and fruit will be the one thing that keeps you from going off the rails and housing the package of cookies you left in the pantry for your kids. 
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    The thinly cooked scrambled egg thing mentioned above is not a crepe in the same way that spiral-cut zucchini is not pasta. The first is an omelette and the second is squash cut in thin strips. Cooking or cutting something in a slightly different way to achieve your purpose (like cauliflower "rice" or zoodles) is completely different than taking a compliant thing (i.e. a head of cauliflower) and mixing a bunch of other stuff in it to make it something indistinguishable from what it originally was (i.e. "wraps" made with "cauliflower powder"...what has to happen to a head of cauliflower to turn it into a powder? That kinda screams franken-food to me). 
    I feel like you're seriously getting hung up on words rather than the spirit of the Whole30. 
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from DonnaGail in Fig, Apricot or other Jam recipes?   
    Some people might have some tips but you might get more responses and better help if you post specific cooking questions on a cooking website.  I think if you tell them that you want to make a fig jam with no sugar they'd probably be able to give you hints and tips.  You can definitely post here but often specific cooking questions don't get a lot of responses.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to scoakley13 in PRE WORKOUT HELP???   
    1. You need to check your attitude because the moderators on this forum are volunteers and deserve a little respect. Shannon definitely goes above and beyond with her explanations of how things work and has been a tremendous help to a lot of us who Whole30.
    2. The Whole30 is free. All you need is the list of what's not allowed and the meal template. You may spend money on books or special products but neither is necessary in order to complete a Whole30. Changing and updating everything is expensive. I'm sure they could reprint the books every time a change is made if they decided to charge us to participate in the program. I didn't eat white potatoes during my first Whole30 because my copy of ISWF was published before they changed that rule. I accidentally (and happily) discovered the update by using the forum (for free) and didn't have to buy a new, updated copy of ISWF. 
    3. I run, hike or weight train five or six times per week. I've done multiple Whole30's, random Whole21's and even a Whole75 and have never eaten a pre or post workout meal. They're not necessary for me and they might not be for you either. Or you may need to do it the original way but you may be better with the new way. Only you can determine what works for you in that regard. So yes, you will need to do a little research and figure out what works best for you. 
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Pancakes/Trail food   
    We don't really want you to do Whole30 all the time so that's totally okay that it's not possible to do all the time.  We want you to do a Whole30 and then do the reintroductions and see what foods work for you and what doesn't... what ramps up your sugar cravings and what doesn't...if some version of pancake works for you on the trail when you are not doing an official Whole30 and you still look and feel your best and are not battling pancake demons because of them, then use the pancakes!
    We do know that the Whole30 is very strict and that some people with more richly scheduled lives or more energy impacting sports will have a potentially difficult time but it's only for 30 days, not 300.  Use what you learn on the Whole30 to make a WholeDonnaGail that works with your life and then live by THOSE rules   You can adopt many of the principles of the program such as maybe not having dairy if that doesn't work for you for instance but then once you've figured out what you can and can't tolerate, and then ride your own bike.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Pancakes/Trail food   
    We don't really want you to do Whole30 all the time so that's totally okay that it's not possible to do all the time.  We want you to do a Whole30 and then do the reintroductions and see what foods work for you and what doesn't... what ramps up your sugar cravings and what doesn't...if some version of pancake works for you on the trail when you are not doing an official Whole30 and you still look and feel your best and are not battling pancake demons because of them, then use the pancakes!
    We do know that the Whole30 is very strict and that some people with more richly scheduled lives or more energy impacting sports will have a potentially difficult time but it's only for 30 days, not 300.  Use what you learn on the Whole30 to make a WholeDonnaGail that works with your life and then live by THOSE rules   You can adopt many of the principles of the program such as maybe not having dairy if that doesn't work for you for instance but then once you've figured out what you can and can't tolerate, and then ride your own bike.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to BethanyFigs in Quit everytime right before my Period. Help.   
    This perfect ladies! Thank you. We started today and I bought an extra bag of potato's; adding an extra potato towards my lunch since my Fitbit says I should be starting in five days.
    I'm super optimistic- I'm going to finish this time.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ashleyparik in Sources of life gold liquid   
    Your photos don't show the ingredients but online I found these: (bold being disallowed on the program)
    Other Ingredients: Purified water, Vitasweet® (fruit juice concentrate, agave nectar, luo han guo fruit extract), citric acid, fructose, honey, gallic acid, stevia, ellagic acid, natural flavors, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, Anti-Aging Blend (alpha-lipoic acid, R-lipoic acid, glutathione, MSM [methylsulfonylmethane], NAC [N-acetyl cysteine], turmeric [std. curcumin], grape [Vitis vinifera] seed extract [std. proantho- cyanidins]), sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), potassium sorbate (preserves freshness), maltodextrin, guar gum, Trace Mineral Complex (soluble prehistoric plant-based minerals and rare earth elements).
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from beccab6 in Day 18 and not feeling any magic   
    I think it's very possible that the key is that you're undereating.  You don't have fat listed with lunch or dinner and I suspect that the way you've listed your veggies and fruit, you're not eating enough veggies... the recommendation is around 2-3 cups of veggies - are you getting that?
    This combined with the fact that you don't do pre or post workout meals 4 days a week is very key to also my suspicion that you're not eating enough.
     
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ashleyparik in Quit everytime right before my Period. Help.   
    It's good to really take a look at what is making us want to quit, especially when it's around the same time all the time.  Moodiness is a real thing for people who menstruate - knowing it's moodiness and that it's not that you're deprived or starving helps because you can affect change in your thinking.  It might help to just do it one meal at a time... then you're not thinking about ALL that time you have left which being moody can catastrophize into a bigger deal than it needs to be.
    You might also want to check and make sure you're eating at least a fist full of starchy carbs a day (or more) in the week leading up to and the week of your period.  Also pay attention to making sure you're eating enough overall - undereating can contribute to moodiness for sure.  There was a mod on here previously who used to double her intake during her period and again, that makes total sense because your body is preparing to maybe make a new person so hunger and appetite and intake requirements can change.
    You can also try coming here for some encouragement or tough love when you're feeling like quitting and we can help talk you through it
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ashleyparik in Sources of life gold liquid   
    Your photos don't show the ingredients but online I found these: (bold being disallowed on the program)
    Other Ingredients: Purified water, Vitasweet® (fruit juice concentrate, agave nectar, luo han guo fruit extract), citric acid, fructose, honey, gallic acid, stevia, ellagic acid, natural flavors, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, Anti-Aging Blend (alpha-lipoic acid, R-lipoic acid, glutathione, MSM [methylsulfonylmethane], NAC [N-acetyl cysteine], turmeric [std. curcumin], grape [Vitis vinifera] seed extract [std. proantho- cyanidins]), sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), potassium sorbate (preserves freshness), maltodextrin, guar gum, Trace Mineral Complex (soluble prehistoric plant-based minerals and rare earth elements).
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Jihanna in Quit everytime right before my Period. Help.   
    I can TOTALLY throw my hands up in an "Amen!" moment on this one.
    Once I feel my PMS symptoms hitting, I start boosting starchy carbs little by little to help keep my mood stable. I also boost protein, since that also seems to help me. If I've been eating nuts AT ALL prior to this, I stop them cold at this point because nuts + period = hell for me; nuts throw my hormones so far out of whack it's not funny, and I usually will avoid them regardless as result.
    As soon as I start, I try to take in more iron-rich foods. I'm borderline anemic, so this is an important part of managing my health.
    Pain is inevitable for me, but I usually will try to calm cramps and the like by drinking a little extra coffee in the morning (caffeine) and also using herbal teas that include muscle-relaxing compounds. Sometimes it's necessary to grab actual pills, and if that happens then it happens and I'm okay with that.
    Good luck to you!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from foodmonster in Marathon Training   
    The only thing to say if you're ravenous is that you're not eating enough - that doesn't really make the grocery bill go down but if you're doing this much activity and training for a marathon, you're going to need to eat to fuel that.  You SHOULD play around with portion sizes to get your meals to last you 4-5 hours without being ravenous... more fat is the cheapest way to start I think but depending on how much you're actually eating, you may need to increase your meal sizes all the way around... $150 for two people for two weeks of meals is only 37.50 per week which works out to be about $1.75 per meal... he wants to somehow lower this??
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to SchrodingersCat in Protein (beef fat)   
    I'm not all over the science, but I believe that the highest concentration of undesirables in meat are concentrated in the fat (as that's the storage component), so if you're not in a position to purchase higher quality meat, the best step you can take is to remove all visible fat. 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ShannonM816 in Change my Whole 30 Log Title?   
    We actually can edit the title, you just need to use the edit button in the first post and it brings up the title
    @aliem999 - all done
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Jihanna in Having a frustrating week   
    I apologize for coming back before there's been another response, but I wanted to make sure I linked this --
    https://whole30.com/2012/10/the-whole30-and-weight-loss/
    -- and I also wanted to say I'm sorry if my post was too harsh. Tough love is one thing, but harshness is something I try to avoid in all areas of my life... because there's almost never any real need for it, and it tends to do more harm than good. So if you've already scanned through the stuff I wrote above, please know that everything I said there was meant in the best possible way, and that I really do cheer you on regardless of how it might've come across. So again, my apologies if it was a bit much (I think perhaps I was speaking to myself in parts, also, since I've just started my 2nd round today).
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to SchrodingersCat in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    I want to say the same thing, as soon as I saw it! Thank you @SugarcubeOD x
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    Please, steal away... give it to everyone! 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    Please, steal away... give it to everyone! 
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Lorna from Canada in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    Just popping by to say I love this gender neutral phrase. Totes stealing it and adding it to my woke vocab. Thanks @SugarcubeOD