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    SugarcubeOD reacted to ultrarunnergirl in How Bad is Having Coconut Palm Sugar on Day 21?   
    Food for thought: The accidental part of the sugar dose isn't maybe the biggest deal here. The fact that you continued to eat the meal because your husband felt bad is more concerning.
    Part of the Whole30 process teaches that you never, ever have to eat something to avoid hurting other people's feelings.
    Part of the reason so many of us are unhealthy is attitudes toward food that includes eating out of obligation.
    "Come on, I made this just for you" "You can have just one" ...
    What if you shrugged with a smile and said, "Sweetheart, I really appreciate you making me dinner tonight. That makes me feel so loved and supported. It was an innocent mistake, no hard feelings. But I need to set this aside and eat something else tonight."
     
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to ladyshanny in Mild Cilantro Lime Salsa   
    Which ingredient do you think might not be compliant? Have you read the rules? Compare the ingredients on your list to the rules in the program and see what you can find out.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to LaurenMaser in HELP! Unknowingly ate sugar in garlic salt!   
    Thank you so much for the Do I have to start over" article recommendation 
    Thank you so much for this article recommendation. It absolutely helped with my downward disappointment spiral and clearly lays out the difference of conscious choice and accident and how to appropriately move on after each case. I appreciate you!
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to fire_flower in Day 1 subconscious slip up - start over tomorrow?   
    Thank you - I've decided to start over. Going with answer #2 - because I made a commitment to myself!
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in Taking in more sugar ON Whole30?   
    If you're really that worried, cut the fruit. If you're eating 2 servings of fruit a day, you're eating on the high end of the template for fruit anyway (which is 0-2). Not a dang thing you can get in fruit that you can't get in vegetables. 
    I also used to be a Quest bar junkie. Did my first Whole30 without a ton of fruit, then reintroductions, then tried a bite of a Quest bar when I was going from one gym to another in the middle of a pretty crazy day of teaching 5 group fitness classes. It was so disgusting that I gagged. Seriously...those things are not food.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ManBearPig in Mashed Fruit Iced Tea   
    Yes, you can mash up some fruit or you can find a 100% fruit juice and put a splash of that in to your tea... just make sure you're not going overboard and making a tea smoothie
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Are Any Restaurant Wings OK?   
    The answer is not 'no', the answer is 'you'd have to ask at the restaurant you intend to eat at'.  There is no 'standard' way of making wings even if they're smoked or baked or gluten free so one company might coat them in soy sauce and deep fry them in soy oil which would still be gluten free but not acceptable.  The 'baked' ones might be baked so no nasty oils but coated in flour with seasoning that has MSG so again, baked= great, ingredients = not.  Don't fall for buzz words that are intended to make things sound healthy... ask the questions at the time of ordering to make sure.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from kapellaniz in Troubleshooting 9-5 Serving Day Shift   
    Eat before the busy time?  Bring your own food and plan your meals accordingly so that your lunch is earlier... this may mean you need a mini meal between lunch and dinner but that's okay lots of people do that.  If you bring your meals with you to work, then you shouldn't have to worry about what you're going to have, you just go to the back and eat what you brought.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    In order to keep the main boards easy to navigate and non confusing for newbies, we ask that someone in your group start a reintro group in the After whole30 section of the forum so that you can freely discuss reintros and 'off plan' foods.  Thanks for checking!
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Okay, starting one now entitled 'Sept 18 start date reintro'
    Link added by mod
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    I think this issue can be put to bed now but I would like to say that the moderators are not 'intruding' on the threads, we've been tasked with this job by Melissa herself.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to JerichoJ in Starting 16 OCT 2017 - attempt 1.5!   
    Hi Everyone,
    Today is my second first day of the Whole 30.  I made it 16 days back in September, but caved, partly due to a sugar craving and epic late night binge, partly because we had a vacation for my wife's birthday that would land over the last few days of my Whole 30 and the first few days of the reintroduction.  I didn't plan carefully enough, as Dallas and Melissa suggest.
    This time I have no excuses, other than my kids bringing home a bunch of Halloween candy, which I will be strong and resist!!!
    I have been dabbling in and out of both keto and paleo for most of 2017.  I had a major health crisis early in the year, including severe depression, anxiety, and other fun stuff.  I'm fortunate enough to have a progressive doctor, who suggested keto as a way to help my brain health.  I later discovered paleo, and found that I got a lot of the same brain health benefits that I got from keto, with less dietary restriction.
    But I tend to stray from time to time, in part because my wife is not on board with either keto or paleo.
    This time I am determined to finish the Whole 30.  During the reintroduction phase I am going to do a combination of the plan recommended in Whole 30 and the one recommended in Robb Wolf's "Wired to Eat" involving measuring blood sugar response to certain carbs.
    I want to have as many tools helping me as possible.  I've taken the Hartwig's advice and removed the battery's from my bathroom scale.  I signed up for the Whole 30 meal plan program, and plan to be a regular visitor to these forums.
    Looking forward to meeting you all!
    Jason
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from berry straw in Taking in more sugar ON Whole30?   
    So this concern is sort of precicely why we tell people not to track macros.  Quest bars (not food) and stevia/artificial sweetners are NOT the same as potatoes and fruit.  Doesnt matter if they have the same sugar content or fibre content, it's not the same. Food grown in a field, not in a lab (quest bars) is going to have vitamins, minerals, fibre attached to that naturally occurring sugar, which you did note, but really think about that... nature makes perfect food and processed stevia and quest bars are not perfect food.
    Trust the program, trust your body and stop tracking.  Seriously... write down what you eat in a journal or on a piece of paper and then mark down how you feel energy wise... use that to track and sort out how much to eat to feel your best... random numbers in a tracking app mean nothing... trust yourself... don't let an app freak you out!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from JediChi in How many times a day can I or am I supposed to eat?   
    The recommendation is 3 template meals a day spaced 4-5 hours apart, ideally no snacking altho if you need to eat between meals because you are going longer than 4-5 hours, a mini meal based on the template is recommended over fruit, nuts or other 'snacky' items.  Pre and post workout are outlined on the meal template as well.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    I think this issue can be put to bed now but I would like to say that the moderators are not 'intruding' on the threads, we've been tasked with this job by Melissa herself.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    I'm sorry you felt that the information about Keto was a critic... it was merely intended to encourage research.  I also didn't put the information on reintroduction to be a critic.  Please understand that the moderators (of which there are currently three active for this entire site) are volunteers who do this on our own time.  This thread has been nothing but encouragement from the particpants so our job is to make sure that people have the information they need and the program's recommendations.  If you can give me some idea of what you would have preferred to see from that information on Keto and reintroduction, I would be happy for the feedback.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Don't forget you can do the Slow Roll reintro or the fast track - both are great and depend on the individual doing the reintro to see what fits best.
    If you're looking at Keto because you've heard that you can drop weight fast with it (which is not untrue usually for young healthy males) and you're scared about adding things back, that might be something we should discuss.  Don't forget tho that for both reintro programs, you STAY whole30 the whole time and only add back the one item at a time and then go back to Whole30... that means making all meals match the template, eating that fist sized serving of starchy carbs a day (or more depending on the individual), so even if you wanted to try Keto, it's a ways off for this group until after you've done your reintros and know how each food affects you.
    Please make sure that IF you are going to do Keto at anytime, you do research... find blogs, forums and articles about WOMEN doing keto if you're a woman... about the potential poor side effects (hair loss, loss of period, hormones going crazy etc) because it's not all it's cracked up to be and it can be VERY hard on your body... 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    Don't forget you can do the Slow Roll reintro or the fast track - both are great and depend on the individual doing the reintro to see what fits best.
    If you're looking at Keto because you've heard that you can drop weight fast with it (which is not untrue usually for young healthy males) and you're scared about adding things back, that might be something we should discuss.  Don't forget tho that for both reintro programs, you STAY whole30 the whole time and only add back the one item at a time and then go back to Whole30... that means making all meals match the template, eating that fist sized serving of starchy carbs a day (or more depending on the individual), so even if you wanted to try Keto, it's a ways off for this group until after you've done your reintros and know how each food affects you.
    Please make sure that IF you are going to do Keto at anytime, you do research... find blogs, forums and articles about WOMEN doing keto if you're a woman... about the potential poor side effects (hair loss, loss of period, hormones going crazy etc) because it's not all it's cracked up to be and it can be VERY hard on your body... 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Tj V in September 18 start date   
    I'm sorry you felt that the information about Keto was a critic... it was merely intended to encourage research.  I also didn't put the information on reintroduction to be a critic.  Please understand that the moderators (of which there are currently three active for this entire site) are volunteers who do this on our own time.  This thread has been nothing but encouragement from the particpants so our job is to make sure that people have the information they need and the program's recommendations.  If you can give me some idea of what you would have preferred to see from that information on Keto and reintroduction, I would be happy for the feedback.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Okay , ya I completely understand and if we could participate in every thread so we didn't just show up being big meany pants, then we definitely would but there aren't enough of us and as some of us do this during work time, our priority is making sure the information is out there.
    I'm not sure I understand about the pumpkin pie because that definitely would not be allowed but I can see how someone just popping in to poo-poo on an idea with no other engagement in the thread can seem like a buzz kill or a critique but again, back to the volunteer thing and how few of us there are for how many many threads there are... 
    I've actually enjoyed reading posts in this group because you guys are so complimentary and encouraging to eachother, which is so awesome!  Keep up the good work in the last couple days to the end!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
    Okay , ya I completely understand and if we could participate in every thread so we didn't just show up being big meany pants, then we definitely would but there aren't enough of us and as some of us do this during work time, our priority is making sure the information is out there.
    I'm not sure I understand about the pumpkin pie because that definitely would not be allowed but I can see how someone just popping in to poo-poo on an idea with no other engagement in the thread can seem like a buzz kill or a critique but again, back to the volunteer thing and how few of us there are for how many many threads there are... 
    I've actually enjoyed reading posts in this group because you guys are so complimentary and encouraging to eachother, which is so awesome!  Keep up the good work in the last couple days to the end!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SarahSun in Suggestions For Distractions?   
    Okay so first, lets try and reframe 'worth it'.  It doesn't necessarily mean 'does it taste good'.  Is it worth how you're going to feel after?  Is it worth potentially low energy the next day?  A poor sleep tonight?  A mild gut ache?  A headache you can't shake for two days... Those are the types of things you want to consider when considering 'worth it' (as well as if it tastes good because if it doesn't taste good, what is the point!).
    Is eating a half a bag of mangoes worth it? Do those mangoes exist every minute of every day or are they something you can only get for two weeks in the summer?  Do they make you more healthy?  Is there something else you can do when you're bored that doesn't involve hand to mouth snacking?
    And now to answer your question   Journalling, calling a friend, gardening, vacuum, sweep, clean out the junk drawer, read a book, take a bath, go for a walk, color, research your next trip/kitchen gadget/purse, have a living room dance party, give yourself a pedicure, a manicure, write out a new recipe you want to share with a friend, do a load of laundry, organize your closet from light to dark... basically anything... it's often better to do something intentional tho, which is why these short term high reward activities are good... how about for your next craving/boredom eating, you write out a list of all the nice things you could do for yourself and your spirit, home etc... and then the next next time, pick something on the list
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SarahSun in Binge eating and re-starting Whole30   
    Oh gosh, sorry to hear this... how about instead of starting a new Whole30 every week, you take it one day or meal at a time?  I think you've also got some good insight that you're 'rewarding' yourself with these foods so maybe some brainstorming in how you can reward yourself with non food related items?
    It's REALLY hard, believe me, I get it...I often ask myself 'Is this going to make me feel good'.  The answer is often yes AND no... yes, it will temporarily make me feel great emotionally and no, it will make me feel emotionally terrible later and physically right away... if the yes wins over the no, eat the item... but if you're being honest and the no wins over the yes, then find something else to do, go to bed, get distracted, have a tea etc... both answers are actually great teaching moments... if you ate the item and suffered later, then you might think of that next time... if you didn't eat the item, that's one point in the bank of knowing that you have control over food and not the other way around.  I think the biggest thing for a lot of people is taking the mindlessness out of eating; when we really think about it there's a whole thought process that can be run through but when we don't engage that, we're just prisoners to old habits and the cycle we're tryiing to get out of ... 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from berry straw in Taking in more sugar ON Whole30?   
    So this concern is sort of precicely why we tell people not to track macros.  Quest bars (not food) and stevia/artificial sweetners are NOT the same as potatoes and fruit.  Doesnt matter if they have the same sugar content or fibre content, it's not the same. Food grown in a field, not in a lab (quest bars) is going to have vitamins, minerals, fibre attached to that naturally occurring sugar, which you did note, but really think about that... nature makes perfect food and processed stevia and quest bars are not perfect food.
    Trust the program, trust your body and stop tracking.  Seriously... write down what you eat in a journal or on a piece of paper and then mark down how you feel energy wise... use that to track and sort out how much to eat to feel your best... random numbers in a tracking app mean nothing... trust yourself... don't let an app freak you out!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from dmrob2009 in September 18 start date   
     
    That was an amazing video, thank you for sharing!  She has an amazing spirit!