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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    This is how I am too... When we were younger and we'd come down to the coast from our very small northern town to see our grandparents, we always wanted to go to restaurants and never did because my grandpa hated them... said there was no reason to go when grandma's cooking was always a million times better than any restaurant.  Now I'm SO the same way... The only thing that I would order (because going into a restaurant is not my jam) is sushi because I can't make that and occassionally (in food freedom) pizza because there's nothing like pizza oven pizza and I won't have cheese in my house. Otherwise, I can make it better, faster and cheaper myself  (in my own very biased opinion)
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    That actually depends on how you use it... I have a great recipe for 4 ingredient meatballs that's Franks, ground chicken (or pork), green onions and nutritional yeast... if you're using it trying to pretend it's cheese, not recommended - if you're using it as an ingredient (I also put it in a buffalo egg bake that my sister @ladyshannymade up) then it's totally fine
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    That actually depends on how you use it... I have a great recipe for 4 ingredient meatballs that's Franks, ground chicken (or pork), green onions and nutritional yeast... if you're using it trying to pretend it's cheese, not recommended - if you're using it as an ingredient (I also put it in a buffalo egg bake that my sister @ladyshannymade up) then it's totally fine
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from 50andstillhere in January 1st Start Date!   
    Definitely!  We do encourage the post Whole30 groups to go into the Post whole30 section so that you can freely talk about reintros and off roading without confusing newbies or having the mods get all grouchy.  Usually one person makes a thread and then posts the link here - if you want I can do that for you or someone else can go ahead and do it.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to becs in January 1st Start Date!   
    @Rebecca001Yay for Tiger Blood! What a productive day you've had! And thanks for creating a maintenance post - I will definitely join you all there. It's been so nice to connect with everyone. Keeping the accountability going through reintroduction will be awesome.
    On my run today, I was thinking about the W30 being over on Sunday, but I had to stop myself. It's not really over for me, not until I reintroduce everything and decide what my new Food Freedom Rules (oxymoron?) will be moving forward. I need to shift my brain to start thinking of it as moving on to the next stage. I also need to keep telling myself that I will NOT be going back to my pre-W30 eating and drinking habits. I'm reading a book called Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin that's all about how to form or break habits. She says that one of the best times to rejigger your habits is when life presents you with a clean slate (e.g. new job or home, change in relationship, beginning of the year, etc.). Completing a reset definitely counts as a clean slate! I am NOT going to waste this opportunity by sliding into my old, bad habits.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from wholeforgood in Missed one pill, now I’m bleeding   
    Yes, this can happen due to changes in diet which can cause changes in hormones. It's possible that the one missed dose along with a change in hormones from the program was enough to push you into an irregular cycle.  If you're very concerned, see your doctor but it's likely that it's because of the change in eating. There are tons of discussions about this very topic in the Ladies Only forum if you want to have a read through - that might comfort you a bit.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    Definitely!  We do encourage the post Whole30 groups to go into the Post whole30 section so that you can freely talk about reintros and off roading without confusing newbies or having the mods get all grouchy.  Usually one person makes a thread and then posts the link here - if you want I can do that for you or someone else can go ahead and do it.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    https://whole30.com/sex-with-your-pants-on/
     
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    https://whole30.com/sex-with-your-pants-on/
     
     
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to DancedWTigger in Whole 30 First Timer   
    Thank you!! I made it! I did loads of laundry and watched youtube videos of Whole 30 meal prep to distract me.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Rebel Rose in Candida-Help!   
    As you are an adult and there are no Whole30 police, you can do what you feel is best for your body, understanding that should you have yogurt, you would not have completed a Whole30 as dairy is not compatible with the program. With a quick google of 'Anti Candida Diet' I got a list of principles that ARE compatible with the Whole30 including eating fermented foods (kimchi, saurekraut), low sugar fruits, mostly non starchy veg and minimizing caffeine.
    See if you can spend some time researching other things that are recommended for anti candida that also fit into the rules of the Whole30.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from DancedWTigger in Whole 30 First Timer   
    It's not the last cake or tray of baklava that will intersect with your life so enjoy the good smell and remember that you are stronger and more powerful than baked goods!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    Of COURSE it does!! 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    NSV over here on Day 11 - I'm down a belt loop in my regular belt I wear! (As @ladyshannysaid, 'who wears a belt anymore... apparently I do!). 
    It's funny you mention the candy @Lorna from Canada- I was at the office on Tuesday and my office mate asked for the Jelly Belly container that I keep in my desk drawer - she eats the majority of them so not sure why in my desk... anyway, the smell of them was so intense (this weird sugary fruit scent)... that was hard to resist... but I did it! 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Saiee in January 1st Start Date!   
    NSV over here on Day 11 - I'm down a belt loop in my regular belt I wear! (As @ladyshannysaid, 'who wears a belt anymore... apparently I do!). 
    It's funny you mention the candy @Lorna from Canada- I was at the office on Tuesday and my office mate asked for the Jelly Belly container that I keep in my desk drawer - she eats the majority of them so not sure why in my desk... anyway, the smell of them was so intense (this weird sugary fruit scent)... that was hard to resist... but I did it! 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Saiee in January 1st Start Date!   
    This is a good thought process to apply to all foods - to ensure that you're not trying to cram non-compatible food into compatible packaging. the good thing is, that unless you're coming off a massive hot dog or breakfast sausage addiction, these are fine.  Baked goods of any kind are definitely not fine as per the rules but other things, such as say... almond coated chicken tenders would be fine... again, unless you were coming from a place where all you ate was fast food chicken tenders.  Does that make sense?
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I'm here lagging behind you guys on Day 8 but being part of this group and you guys blazing the trail is definitely keeping me motivated and on track!  I have to go to the office two days this week (unfortunately my 'office' is actually the hospital so that makes me quite nervous) but I got my breakfast and lunch all packed up in the fridge waiting and my teabag and travel tea cup are even ready for tomorrow already. My drive to the hospital is quite long (about an hour and 10) and in the mornings if I'm feeling drowsy, I usually have a mint... I'm hoping that I'm far enough along in the Whole30 that I'm alert and wide awake so I don't have to worry about that - I'll take some ice water along with me and I can always crank the windows down - it's about 4c (39f) here in the mornings so that should keep me awake  
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    This is a good thought process to apply to all foods - to ensure that you're not trying to cram non-compatible food into compatible packaging. the good thing is, that unless you're coming off a massive hot dog or breakfast sausage addiction, these are fine.  Baked goods of any kind are definitely not fine as per the rules but other things, such as say... almond coated chicken tenders would be fine... again, unless you were coming from a place where all you ate was fast food chicken tenders.  Does that make sense?
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    This is mostly true except for where commercially available chips come in.  Those are definitely a no go regardless of intention.  The Larabars and RX bars and the like definitely need to have some consideration taken before eating and are only recommended as emergency foods - stuck on the tarmac in an airplane for three hours before a four hour flight... 
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    good work!  I like my own roasted potatoes much more than a frozen french fry also... I've been doing 'oven fry' experiments to try and get the crispiest oven fries using only potato... to soak or not soak, to pre cook or not pre cook, to dust with starch or not... So far the ones I just soaked in hot water and then dried and oiled tasted like the best potato I'd ever eaten in my life but they were not even remotely crispy so... LOL!
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    Haha! I wish! Unfortunately there's no secret button for us that makes the entire journey easier... it does help to be on here helping other people but you don't have to be a 'staffer' to do that so...
    I'm doing okay! Coming off a habit of having something after dinner so that's a bit hard to break but if I ask myself if I'm actually hungry or just grieving the loss of that habit, the answer is pretty clear.
    The one thing I LOVE about Whole30 which I always experience right away is the feeling of extra brain space that I get when I don't have to 'debate' food. There's no 'but I already ate a _____' or ' I deserve ____'.  If it's not Whole30, there's no argument and if it is Whole30 then again, no argument... it really does free up a lot of thought capacity for me!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in My 11 year old “isn’t hungry”   
    Was she behaving like this before the Whole30? Has there been conversations about weight and losing weight and somehow she thinks that if she doesn't eat, she will reach her 'ideal' weight? Could she be sneak eating other foods and actually not hungry for what you're offering her? Have you asked her what she does want to have? Some things that are not allowed for adults (banana pancakes) are okay for kids...
    We're not doctor's here so if you're very concerned, I would take her in to see a doctor. it's a slippery slope when a child starts refusing to eat and can be a symptom of something psychological that you'd want to get on top of right away.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in January 1st Start Date!   
    Haha! I wish! Unfortunately there's no secret button for us that makes the entire journey easier... it does help to be on here helping other people but you don't have to be a 'staffer' to do that so...
    I'm doing okay! Coming off a habit of having something after dinner so that's a bit hard to break but if I ask myself if I'm actually hungry or just grieving the loss of that habit, the answer is pretty clear.
    The one thing I LOVE about Whole30 which I always experience right away is the feeling of extra brain space that I get when I don't have to 'debate' food. There's no 'but I already ate a _____' or ' I deserve ____'.  If it's not Whole30, there's no argument and if it is Whole30 then again, no argument... it really does free up a lot of thought capacity for me!
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    @Rebecca001 yum your meals sound delicious! I made Turkey chili yesterday - split it in half and added beans to my husbands pot! Having it right now for lunch with cauliflower rice and avocado. I think chili is delicious with sweet potato too! 
     
    quote of the day “people are weird about food”  
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from christine19 in January 1st Start Date!   
    I find that when I bring things to work that were leftovers from the night before or from a meal prep it reduces the comments... Like... no one would comment on something like this because it just looks like 'food'... really really good food! http://meljoulwan.com/2010/07/27/baked-eggplant-farmesan/
    Not to say that you can't have salad or that you deserve people to be judgey but it's something to consider that for some reason if food looks less like 'healthy veggies' people seem to comment less... just something I've learned.
    ALSO, you don't have to justify anything girlfriend! You decide what to wear, how to do your hair, where to live, what to watch on tv... and what to eat... none of that requires justification to anyone, certainly not work folks or anyone that is not directly impacted by what you choose... and it's GREAT that none of your work people are directly impacted by what you choose to eat
    I get that it's hard... people are weird about food.