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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Help! Sugar Dragon and SWYPO   
    Fresh fruit is definitely not a FWB for me. I find that I really can't eat more than a handful of berries or one larger fruit like a plum or peach. I think it's good that I'm deciding beforehand that I'm eating a fruit with my meal. That, to me, says that it's a rational, planned decision instead of caving into a sugar craving. Whereas with dates or dried apricots it would be a FWB. 
     
    I think I'm getting the hang of this!! It's only Day 3, but I'm not experiencing any SERIOUS negative side effects like "The Hangover" or whatever they call it in the Whole 30 Timeline. I'm pretty pumped to keep on making good choices!!! Thanks, all!!
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    sevensundrops reacted to GlennR in Tell me I don't need to start over   
    Even-keeled, smart, non-toxic, non-perfectionist, calm decision. Good for you.
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Tell me I don't need to start over   
    Hi everyone,
     
    Thank you all for your advice, responses, and support! After a lot of thought and discussion with a supportive friend then I've decided to stop attempting to do the Whol30. It's not because I think it's unhealthy or even impossible.
    It's because for me it triggers a lot of toxic thinking, anxiety, and fear. At this point in my life journey I really can't handle that kind of stress and legalistic thinking. 
    I had a Coke Zero (my favorite!) for the first time in two weeks and it was heaven. SO worth it. :-)
    But I'm going to try to continue to eat Whole30 meals (protein, fat, veggies), while allowing dairy and the occasional added sugar. I'm also not going to worry about eating fruit. 
    I'm STILL going to eliminate grains, legumes, and "chronic" sugar consumption. But this girl ain't gonna freak out if there's sugar in her BBQ sauce. :-) And I'm going to have a glass of wine after a long week. And I'm going to make chocolate-avocado ice cream pops to eat while I binge-watch Friends.
     
    One day I'm going to do the Whole30. Maybe even a Whole45. And I'm going to be calm and happy and not weigh myself. And I'm NOT going to eat soybean oil.
     
    But for now, this is where I am. Best of luck to ALL OF YOU on your Whole30 journeys!!! Thank you all for the short-lived but still wonderful time!
     
    ~ Sevensundrops
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Tell me I don't need to start over   
    Hi everyone,
     
    Thank you all for your advice, responses, and support! After a lot of thought and discussion with a supportive friend then I've decided to stop attempting to do the Whol30. It's not because I think it's unhealthy or even impossible.
    It's because for me it triggers a lot of toxic thinking, anxiety, and fear. At this point in my life journey I really can't handle that kind of stress and legalistic thinking. 
    I had a Coke Zero (my favorite!) for the first time in two weeks and it was heaven. SO worth it. :-)
    But I'm going to try to continue to eat Whole30 meals (protein, fat, veggies), while allowing dairy and the occasional added sugar. I'm also not going to worry about eating fruit. 
    I'm STILL going to eliminate grains, legumes, and "chronic" sugar consumption. But this girl ain't gonna freak out if there's sugar in her BBQ sauce. :-) And I'm going to have a glass of wine after a long week. And I'm going to make chocolate-avocado ice cream pops to eat while I binge-watch Friends.
     
    One day I'm going to do the Whole30. Maybe even a Whole45. And I'm going to be calm and happy and not weigh myself. And I'm NOT going to eat soybean oil.
     
    But for now, this is where I am. Best of luck to ALL OF YOU on your Whole30 journeys!!! Thank you all for the short-lived but still wonderful time!
     
    ~ Sevensundrops
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Tell me I don't need to start over   
    Hi everyone,
     
    Thank you all for your advice, responses, and support! After a lot of thought and discussion with a supportive friend then I've decided to stop attempting to do the Whol30. It's not because I think it's unhealthy or even impossible.
    It's because for me it triggers a lot of toxic thinking, anxiety, and fear. At this point in my life journey I really can't handle that kind of stress and legalistic thinking. 
    I had a Coke Zero (my favorite!) for the first time in two weeks and it was heaven. SO worth it. :-)
    But I'm going to try to continue to eat Whole30 meals (protein, fat, veggies), while allowing dairy and the occasional added sugar. I'm also not going to worry about eating fruit. 
    I'm STILL going to eliminate grains, legumes, and "chronic" sugar consumption. But this girl ain't gonna freak out if there's sugar in her BBQ sauce. :-) And I'm going to have a glass of wine after a long week. And I'm going to make chocolate-avocado ice cream pops to eat while I binge-watch Friends.
     
    One day I'm going to do the Whole30. Maybe even a Whole45. And I'm going to be calm and happy and not weigh myself. And I'm NOT going to eat soybean oil.
     
    But for now, this is where I am. Best of luck to ALL OF YOU on your Whole30 journeys!!! Thank you all for the short-lived but still wonderful time!
     
    ~ Sevensundrops
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Tell me I don't need to start over   
    Hi everyone,
     
    Thank you all for your advice, responses, and support! After a lot of thought and discussion with a supportive friend then I've decided to stop attempting to do the Whol30. It's not because I think it's unhealthy or even impossible.
    It's because for me it triggers a lot of toxic thinking, anxiety, and fear. At this point in my life journey I really can't handle that kind of stress and legalistic thinking. 
    I had a Coke Zero (my favorite!) for the first time in two weeks and it was heaven. SO worth it. :-)
    But I'm going to try to continue to eat Whole30 meals (protein, fat, veggies), while allowing dairy and the occasional added sugar. I'm also not going to worry about eating fruit. 
    I'm STILL going to eliminate grains, legumes, and "chronic" sugar consumption. But this girl ain't gonna freak out if there's sugar in her BBQ sauce. :-) And I'm going to have a glass of wine after a long week. And I'm going to make chocolate-avocado ice cream pops to eat while I binge-watch Friends.
     
    One day I'm going to do the Whole30. Maybe even a Whole45. And I'm going to be calm and happy and not weigh myself. And I'm NOT going to eat soybean oil.
     
    But for now, this is where I am. Best of luck to ALL OF YOU on your Whole30 journeys!!! Thank you all for the short-lived but still wonderful time!
     
    ~ Sevensundrops
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    sevensundrops reacted to ladyshanny in Fruit juice as sweetener = feeding the sugar dragon?   
    Slow it on down there.  There is no reason that you cannot enjoy how food tastes.  I often lick the inside of the magic bullet when I make Sunshine Sauce because it just tastes so damn good. Aside from a possible tongue injury, there is nothing wrong with that. If you liked the bbq sauce and it was scrumptious and lit up your taste buds then that is totally fine.
     
    Last night we made a moroccan pork dish and it was SOOO good I wanted to keep eating it beyond satisfaction (I didn't).  Not because it was doing anything bad to me but because the flavour was comforting and warm and delicious.
     
    Don't make yourself crazy.  The simple fact of it is that we are eating delicious real food.  Don't let 3 tbsp of applesauce in a bbq sauce make you crazy. 
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    sevensundrops reacted to greenhm in I Need Something Besides Water   
    I don't feel it's a "crutch" for my soda habit, but rather a way for me to increase my daily water intake. I don't drink soda water and have the same response as I would if it were soda and I don't go to the fridge craving a soda, but then opt for the soda water. But I get your point. I drink plain water as well, but mix it up with these other ideas for variety .
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    sevensundrops reacted to Carlaccini in Fruit juice as sweetener = feeding the sugar dragon?   
    Maybe applesauce instead?  I really find applesauce as a sweetener is the least likely to give me a sugar craving.  Dried figs, dates, and yes juice will give me that "too sweet" taste in my mouth.  But applesauce rarely does.  It's worth a try.
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Fruit juice as sweetener = feeding the sugar dragon?   
    I don't think I'm masking a sugar craving by sneaking orange juice into BBQ sauce. But after some discussion on another thread at the start of my W30 (this is day 7) then I decided that I would not consume any sugar at all, even in fresh fruit. I'm afraid that this is really just my cravings... But I do LOVE BBQ sauce... Agh this is so hard. :-(
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    sevensundrops reacted to Carlaccini in Fruit juice as sweetener = feeding the sugar dragon?   
    Can I ask what type of oil did you use for your mayo?  If you used extra virgin olive oil - then it's no wonder why you didn't like it.  I did use EVOO the first time I made mayo and it was a bitter, gloopy mess.  Tossed the entire thing.
     
    As Shannon says above - sometimes when you make your own condiments - they don't land up tasting quite like you are used to.  I would maybe make the original recipe as written - maybe using less juice than what is called for.  (You can always add it later if it doesn't taste right.)
     
    I encourage you not to over think this thing too much.  Relax and enjoy the learning curve.
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    sevensundrops reacted to Hannlib in Fruit juice as sweetener = feeding the sugar dragon?   
    I also have a raving sugar dragon so I've eliminated fruit for this whole 30, even with meals and even cooked in with food. I'm drawing the line at citrus. So I'd go with orange juice in a sauce or dressing (squeezed from the fruit not poured from a carton). And actually I've made a fig sweetened ketchup that doesn't spark any cravings at all. It doesn't make the sauce sweet so much as just edible iykwim.
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Fruit juice as sweetener = feeding the sugar dragon?   
    OK so I've been posting questions like a madwoman so I hope everyone's not sick of seeing my name.
     
    Anyway, I dipped my toes into Whole30 condiments by making compliant mayo and ordering a couple of products from Tessemae's. I hated all of the above. I'm really frustrated and want to make something fun and interesting. I've always adored BBQ sauce and I'd like to make some to go with my compliant chicken nuggets.
     
    I finally found a recipe that doesn't call for date paste, rather the sweetener is fresh orange juice. I'm scared to death of feeding my raving sugar addiction. (We're talking serious, here). Do you think this will be a problem? 
     
    Thank you all for helping me out. :-)
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    sevensundrops reacted to ladyshanny in Starch veggie ratio   
    Self experimentation for the win, sevensundrops!  We recommend between 1-3 cups of veggies per meal.  Plus at least one fist sized serving of starchy veggies in at least one meal per day, dependant on your context.  Try experimenting with your own ratios, timing, portion sizes and see where you feel best.
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    sevensundrops reacted to Bigrig737 in Starch veggie ratio   
    I know we are supposed to have 1-2 cups of veggies a meal, but how much out of those veggies can be starchy carbs. I've found a new found love for sweet potatoes but I don't want to go crazy on them and gain weight. Thanks
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    sevensundrops reacted to GlennR in Working hard, no results   
     
    I'm a slow eater, too (though I don't take an hour). I've always attributed it to not having any brothers, only sisters. No competition at the dinner table. My best buds who grew up with brothers inhale their foods, a habit they learned out of self-preservation.
     
    Take your time. 
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from GlennR in Working hard, no results   
    Goodness! Eat more?! I honestly thought I was eating enough according to the template - maybe even too much! I seriously amped up my servings after the advice from the other thread... It already takes me like an hour to scarf this all down... I'm not sure how to get in more food! Also, I'm gaining weight... :-/ 
    I'll definitely try to get to bed earlier, though.
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from jent103 in Help! Sugar Dragon and SWYPO   
    @kirkor Hahaha! That's why I need to use a measuring spoon. Otherwise it might be a generous spoonful... ;-)
     
    @jent103 Thank you! You know, that's a good idea: Mixing fruit with another food (especially a starch). That way I get the nutrition and interest but the sugary taste will be muted so I won't be feeding The Dragon. :-)
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Help! Sugar Dragon and SWYPO   
    Fresh fruit is definitely not a FWB for me. I find that I really can't eat more than a handful of berries or one larger fruit like a plum or peach. I think it's good that I'm deciding beforehand that I'm eating a fruit with my meal. That, to me, says that it's a rational, planned decision instead of caving into a sugar craving. Whereas with dates or dried apricots it would be a FWB. 
     
    I think I'm getting the hang of this!! It's only Day 3, but I'm not experiencing any SERIOUS negative side effects like "The Hangover" or whatever they call it in the Whole 30 Timeline. I'm pretty pumped to keep on making good choices!!! Thanks, all!!
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from MeadowLily in Help! Sugar Dragon and SWYPO   
    Thank you all so much!!!!! 
    Amie, I love that you quoted Oscar Wilde. With his words of wisdom I KNOW I can do this!!!
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    sevensundrops reacted to GFChris in Working hard, no results   
    Ok, breathe. :-)
    Many people's experiences don't line up with the timeline: it doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong.
    A gentle reminder that it's the Whole30, not the Whole5.
    http://whole30.com/2014/01/whole30-tough-love/
    If you'd like to see if you're on the right track, post 2-3 days worth of your food log, including sleep, water consumption and any exercise. Folks here can give you feedback on possible tweaks.
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    sevensundrops reacted to missmary in Working hard, no results   
    you are on day 5. day 5. This is a 30 day program for a reason. 
     
    Write down all the reasons you want to do the whole30. keep that in a safe place. If you run into any trouble (like hunger or low energy or digestive distress) stop by here and we will try to help you out, but for now be happy you aren't having ill effects.
     
    Now is the time to stay the course.
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    sevensundrops reacted to Britishgal in Working hard, no results   
    I've done more than 1 whole40 and I've never followed the timeline...this time I've wanted to cry for days...that never happened last time or the time before!
    The timeline is a collection of numerous people's experiences...it is not a schedule or a guarantee but rather a map of what may be in front of you
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    sevensundrops got a reaction from jent103 in Help! Sugar Dragon and SWYPO   
    @kirkor Hahaha! That's why I need to use a measuring spoon. Otherwise it might be a generous spoonful... ;-)
     
    @jent103 Thank you! You know, that's a good idea: Mixing fruit with another food (especially a starch). That way I get the nutrition and interest but the sugary taste will be muted so I won't be feeding The Dragon. :-)
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    sevensundrops reacted to jent103 in Help! Sugar Dragon and SWYPO   
    So good to hear you're getting the hang of it!! No dried fruit, but yes to fresh, seems like a great place for you to start. And I like that breakfast much better.
     
    Personally I find my fruit consumption is pretty seasonal. In the summer when it's fresh and local, I tend to eat a lot (for me) - once or twice every day. Right now, it's basically a little bit of diced apple in my breakfast hash and that's generally it. It's so easy to stress about doing it "right" when you first start the Whole30, I know, but you'll figure out what works for you!