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Loulabelle last won the day on December 6 2015

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  1. Loulabelle

    The role of exercise.

    Has your body composition changed? I found my weight loss was slow and steady, I never had any dramatic loss at any point in my W30 journey but my body changed visibly even if the scale didn't.
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    Day 0 and afraid to start

    An important thing to remember is that there is no failure with Whole30. Ever. Even if you only last 1 day that is 1 day of nourishing your body and 1 day of discovery and paying attention to your body and learning about the process. You can keep on starting again until you make it to 30 days. If you have to do what Kathryn suggests and start out by lowering your consumption of sugar and other foods first that is fine too, we can do baby steps until you get there.
  3. I'm really interested in this too as my boys eat way too much junk either at their fathers house or they buy it themselves. It drives me nuts the amount of fizzy rinks and sugar they consume. I try to tell them they are storing up problems for later but later is too far in the future for them to comprehend.
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    Need FAT ideas

    Eggs are verboten when doing the AIP version of W30.
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    GMO salmon coming

    Seriously? Just because a study is carried out in Africa does not mean it is not carried out by reputable universities and research institutes. Anyway here is a link to the documentary where I firs heard about plants altering our DNA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0327n43
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    GMO salmon coming

    Our DNA is altered by the food our mothers eat after conception. This has been shown by studies carried out in Africa where babies born in the rainy season live longer than babies born in the dry season, the plants eaten alter the DNA of the fetus . This knowledge is fairly new to science which goes to show we are only at the beginning of learning about the impact of what we eat on our DNA and scientists actually have no clue about the long term impact of GMO food is going to be. We don't know what gets altered after this life stage as it has never been studied. With the knowledge this knowledge would you, if you were about to try for a baby, be happy to be the testing ground for GMO apples/salmon/corn? And as for GMO crops growing and thriving the insects that they are supposed to be resistant to are already altering themselves to adapt and the crops are too. Nature will always find a way, it is way cleverer than we are.
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    Slave to the Scale... and so-so results.

    A question for you as I don't know the answer (not meant to antagonise I really am curious about this). What is more important to successful IVF a healthy eating, sleeping well, well nourished, energised, non-sugar craving, losing weight and recomposing her body at a steady and sustainable rate women or one who has starved her body into achieving a weight goal that discounts all other factors in her life?
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    Thanksgiving is coming

    Would this work? http://empoweredsustenance.com/paleo-cream-of-mushroom-soup/
  9. Are your carrots at meal 3 raw? Raw carrots are difficult to digest and could leave you feeling bad.
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    Day 31 & a mixed bag of results

    Things are still going fantastically! Since my last update I spent almost 3 weeks travelling around South Africa where it was surprisingly easy to stay compliant. We Braai'd mostly so lots of delicious meat and veggies cooked over wood fires. When we stayed in catered places I did have to resort to a pile of bacon & avocado for breakfast a couple of times but the bacon there is very thick & meaty therefore could count as protein. Biltong, which is sort of similar to beef jerky but much better, was a god send for the long drives we had to do so I never went hungry. I still feel wonderful eating the majority of my meals W30 style, my skin is great, my mood is fantastic despite a couple very stressful events & I'm still losing weight. I'm now the lightest I have been in 15 years! I don't obsess about what I weight though as it does fluctuate up and down a little but my belly is again flat and my clothes are all too big. I jump on the scale occasionally out of interest more than anything and also as a bit of an experiment in fluctuation, it really does yo-yo up and down depending on time of day, month or whatever. The obsession that we have with the number in that little window is such an evil thing, why should we allow that to determine how we feel about ourselves? We are all so much more than that.
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    Wine: an update and some realizations

    cayenne my thoughts & prayers are with you and your husband.
  12. Loulabelle

    Mouth Blisters!!!

    I get blisters in my mouth like that from toothpaste especially the kind for sensitive teeth. I have to now use very natural, fluoride free versions and even then I react to certain ones.
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    In tears at the grocery store.....

    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you?
  14. Loulabelle

    Non-Bitter Coffee

    Bitter coffee is normally caused by burning it. Check the temperature at which you are brewing and try to make it a couple of degrees cooler. Also good beans make a big difference, if you can go to a local specialist coffee supplier and get your beans from them rather than using mass produced beans that are burned by default.
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    there is no way I could ever do this

    Can't is only a state of mind. If you think you can't it becomes a fulfilling prophecy, however, with eating W30 if you stumble and have to restart once or 100 times to finally make it through 30 days the worst thing that has happened is you have fed yourself healthy, nutritious food and learned something about yourself along the way. There are no failures if you pay attention even if you do only make it through an hour at a time. Give it a go & see what happens.