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    jmcbn got a reaction from foodmonster in Chia Pudding?   
    Consider that each meal should be built to match the recommended meal template of 1-2 palm sized pieces of protein, 1-3 cups of veg (with 3 being optimum), and a generous serving of a healthy fat.
    Then consider that chia seeds are a fat, and one that should be eaten in moderation - so maybe a closed handful every other day, max.
    Then consider the word pudding....
    Nope.
    No beuno.
    Save it until after your Whole30.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from fit&healthyheather in Day 26, and I'm dying.....   
    Can you 'close' the kitchen at certain times in the day? That way at least you'll know that when you go back next time that the eggs will still be there... It should  also knock any snacking habit on the head because everyone only gets to eat at meal times... Just a thought.

    I think you've done amazingly well so far!!
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    jmcbn got a reaction from SarahS2018 in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    The protocol in the UK for a Coeliac test is actually 6wks of eating gluten prior to testing as far as I know. What we're doing here, however,  is looking for food sensitivities, and in most cases, having eliminated gluten from the system for 30 days, the reaction will be fairly quick & obvious when it is reintroduced.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from salsasis14 in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    Can I just comment here that not everyone follows the timeline so if you're NOT experiencing the listed 'symptoms' you're not necessarily doing it wrong - also sometimes the expectation actually brings it on, which isn't always the best thing

    Comparison is the thief of joy - enjoy your OWN journey!!
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    jmcbn got a reaction from salsasis14 in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    Can I just comment here that not everyone follows the timeline so if you're NOT experiencing the listed 'symptoms' you're not necessarily doing it wrong - also sometimes the expectation actually brings it on, which isn't always the best thing

    Comparison is the thief of joy - enjoy your OWN journey!!
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    jmcbn got a reaction from salsasis14 in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    Can I just comment here that not everyone follows the timeline so if you're NOT experiencing the listed 'symptoms' you're not necessarily doing it wrong - also sometimes the expectation actually brings it on, which isn't always the best thing

    Comparison is the thief of joy - enjoy your OWN journey!!
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    jmcbn got a reaction from EllieHH in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you call into the butchers to pick up your pork shoulder and the owner shouts to his apprentice from the back 'She'll want the big one!'     
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    jmcbn got a reaction from suzannes in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Unless you went particularly low carb & entered ketosis which can *sometimes* effect ovulation (although unlikely in such a short time) I'd say it's unlikely that eating healthy, wholesome, nutritious foods would prevent ovulation. Inflammatory foods, low fat low cal diets & random meal times play havoc with hormones. Whole30 serves to rebalance them. As you'll have seen in this thread & others Whole30 can & often does effect the cycle, but things do fall into place...
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    jmcbn got a reaction from suzannes in TOM Cravings   
    Actually it's very normal to have cravings at this time of the month as your body tries to prepare itself for pregnancy. What we'd suggest is that you up the volume of your starchy rather than opting for something sweet as it's the starch rather than the sugar that your body needs.
    Personally I find increasing the size of my meals in general at this time, and specifically my fat intake, works well for me.
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in Day 21 Ready to Quit   
    Sorry your post in the other thread was missed - definitely not intentional!
    You may want to consider removing high FODMAP foods from your diet for a few days and see how you do... onions, garlic, mushrooms, asparagus, mango are all high fodmap foods which cause gas and bloating unfortunately.  Here's a link to a chart but do a little bit of research on high/low fodmap foods so you have an understanding of what the potential issue might be

    Secondly, I would remove the salad greens as they can also cause bloating and gas and replace those with cooked veggies for a while and see how that goes.
    Third, nuts and their products can be very gut disruptive so you may want to consider reducing your consumption of those as well and hardboiled eggs are the hardest type of egg to digest for a lot of people so that could also contribute.
    It could be all of these things or some of these things or none of these things but like with anything, you have to remove them and then add them back to see how you do with them.  There is a LOT of discussion on FODMAP here on the forum so you can google 'whole30 fodmap' and you should get lots of threads with lots of good advice and I know our moderator @jmcbn has linked a really good list on some of her posts as well.
    With regard to your expectations around weightloss results, as you know, this is an elimination diet meant to heal your gut and then allow reintroduction of foods in a somewhat scientific way to determine their impact on you.  Weightloss is a sometimes side effect of changing a diet but depending on where you came from diet-wise previous, it's not guarenteed.  We also lose weight slower as we get older and the more times our body has to bounce back from weight gain, even when it's for a baby, the harder it can be to lose the weight but do know that the more you support your body through proper diet, the more likely it is that over the long term, you'll end up at a statis of weight that your body is meant to be at.
     
     
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    jmcbn got a reaction from ladyshanny in Early morning workout foods   
    Remember that your preWO meal  ISN'T fuel for your workout. Your body won't process protein & fat fast enough to use it as fuel so soon so it's really only a signal to your body that fuel is forthcoming and so it's okay for it to burn through it's stores. Sweet foods like fruit WILL provide an immediate source of fuel which is why you want to avoid them.
    PreWO is just about the only occasion I'd recommend eating nut butter off of a spoon - it's classed as fat for Whole30 purposes and is fairly easy to handle early doors. Be wary of portion control though, and leave it off the menu at any other time of day. It usually takes around two weeks to get into fat burning mode provided you're eating according to the template so it should be enough to just get you over that hump.
    PostWO protein is something you won;t want to skip on though in terms of recovery.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Bootsie in Coconut Cream in Coffee (ingredient check)   
    That sounds a little bit 'dessert' like to me - you might want to knock that on the head as desserts are off limits on Whole30. If you're looking for a way to finish off a meal try a mug of herbal tea, or a glass of fruit infused water. Or go in the completely opposite direction & try pickles or sauerkraut which will cleanse the palette in exactly the same way. Or you could just clean your teeth.
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    jmcbn reacted to ShannonM816 in Help with symptoms at the end of Whole30’   
    Are you salting your food? I don't know about the blurred vision, but low salt could cause headaches or muscle weakness.
    For water, are you getting at least 1/2 oz per pound of body weight (so a 120-lb person needs at least 60 oz)? 
    If you're eating plenty of food, easily able to go 4-5 hours between meals, and you're salting your food and drinking plenty of water, you might want to check in with your doctor to rule out anything non-food-related. 
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in 19 days W30 and still hungry   
    You might consider removing some of the fruit and adding fat in its place.  Your volume of food does look decent so I think it's the composition of the meals where the magic will be.  For fruit we recommend 0-2 fist sized servings a day... every day you've listed has 3 servings and in one meal you have two servings.  Fruit is not terrible and I'm not trying to demonize it but you might consider doing a little experiment and replace the volume from the fruit with the whole avocado or another fat source.  
    Secondly I see at quite a few meals you use nuts or nut butters as your fat source.  Again, while totally okay, these often don't provide the satiety that something like avocado, olives, mayo, pesto etc... will provide.  Try switching out your fat sources and see if that helps (also to note that nuts are recommended to be a closed handful every other day at most due to their imbalanced omega fat ratio so not ideal to be eating them every day.  They also can cause bloating which can cause feelings of being full when you're actually not).
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in 19 days W30 and still hungry   
    If you're hungry between meals until you get this sorted, we recommend fat and protein - hardboiled egg and mayo, guac and a couple meatballs etc... fruit and nuts are not going to be your best choice to hold you and they can cause blood sugar spikes which won't be helping the situation.  Good luck!
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    jmcbn reacted to ladyshanny in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    No. No no no no no. No. Honestly, please do not go here. That's what "they" want you to think - the diet industry. THEY want you to believe that you eat too much or you're too big or you need to lose weight and take up less space or restrict or sub real food for supplemental food.  4# lost is a pound a week and for someone who is not overweight, that is an excellent result. You ate real food in quantities that supported your life and lifestyle, you ate when you were hungry between meals which is fine as you get used to meal composition and you lost four pounds!  
    The second you go down the "maybe I should cut xyz or reduce my meal size" you're going backwards mentally because the diet mentality is EVIL. Embrace the amazing thing you accomplished! Embrace the 4 pounds and the half inch and the loose pants and all the other things that went well for you! (and don't compare your results to anyone else's, let alone a man - we're different creatures - it's not apples to apples)
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    jmcbn reacted to laura_juggles in Ethyl Butyrate in Ghee   
    Naturally occurring compounds are not listed separately in the ingredients list. It's easiest to see using balsamic vinegars as an example. 
    Vinegar A:
    Ingredients: Grape must, red wine vinegar. 
    Contains Sulfites
    Vinegar B:
    Ingredients: Burgundy wine vinegar diluted with water to 5% acidity, sulfur dioxide. 
    Contains Sulfites
    See how the second one has sulfur dioxide listed in the ingredients while the first one simply has a warning that the product contains sulfites? That means it's naturally occurring in Vinegar A but added in Vinegar B. 
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    jmcbn reacted to BombmomNikki in Early morning workout foods   
    I fasted this morning and did better then I had expected. Well I did have coffee...
    Thanks for all the advice. You all have been super helpful.
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in day 31 - still bloating - how can I start reintroduction?   
    Maybe if you give us some idea of what your meals have looked like and what you've been eating we can try and trouble shoot for you. There are a lot of things that cause bloating; raw veggies, salad greens, cruciferous veggies, nuts, coconut etc...
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    jmcbn got a reaction from ladyshanny in Early morning workout foods   
    Remember that your preWO meal  ISN'T fuel for your workout. Your body won't process protein & fat fast enough to use it as fuel so soon so it's really only a signal to your body that fuel is forthcoming and so it's okay for it to burn through it's stores. Sweet foods like fruit WILL provide an immediate source of fuel which is why you want to avoid them.
    PreWO is just about the only occasion I'd recommend eating nut butter off of a spoon - it's classed as fat for Whole30 purposes and is fairly easy to handle early doors. Be wary of portion control though, and leave it off the menu at any other time of day. It usually takes around two weeks to get into fat burning mode provided you're eating according to the template so it should be enough to just get you over that hump.
    PostWO protein is something you won;t want to skip on though in terms of recovery.
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in Tapioca flour   
    It depends what you're using it for.  Baked goods = no.  Thickening a sauce = yes.
    Quick tip, most questions have been asked and answered and while our in forum search kinda sucks, google works really well with our site so just pop 'whole30 tapioca flour' in and usually the first thing that comes up are forum results... works with about any question  
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    jmcbn reacted to ladyshanny in Day 12, still feel tired and apathtic   
    @Groovymarlin - your main issue is likely your meal composition. Your first noted day of eating shows as:
    coffee w/ nut milk, fruit, nuts
    dried fruit, nuts
    salad greens, chicken
    dried fruit, nuts, fruit
    starchy veggie, protein, avocado, mayo
    If you consider that your best possible results will come from following the meal template (protein + veggies + fat) at every meal and then composing your meals so that they get you 4-5 hours between in order to eliminate snacking, you have some work to do here.
    Review the meal template linked in my signature below and get your meals composed similarly and you should start to feel better. You're vastly undereating overall and overeating fruits and nuts.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from DIversity in Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?   
    Actually there are.
    I'm in Ireland, there's Brenda Heske in Holland, and Sigga Ingadottir in Iceland if I recall correctly...!! And VIP Coach Mel Joulwan in Prague...  And yes, we all offer online coaching as an option..... 
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    jmcbn got a reaction from BonnieBlueEyes99 in Day 12, still feel tired and apathtic   
    It's difficult to tell from this but I'm guessing you're not eating enough protein, and not nearly enough veg. Can you give us a run down of 3-4 days worth of meals so that we're better equipped to help you trouble-shoot? How long are you going between meals? Are you eating within an hour of wakening? Are you including any starchy veg at all? Potatoes, parsnips etc.? Are you salting your food? 
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    jmcbn reacted to ladyshanny in La Croix Curate   
    Natural flavouring can often be essential oils but they are not allowed to use that on the ingredients list. Unless you contact the company directly, it's not possible to know how they compose their natural flavouring.
    That said, if they bother you, don't drink them. They are fine for Whole30. Whole30 cannot remove every single ingredient that might bother some one maybe somewhere. We eliminate those that are known to be most problematic and then, if you find something that you cannot have because it is a specific problem for you (like eggs/coconut for many), you eliminate that for yourself. It would be impossible to create a sustainable program that removed every single possible known or potential irritant.