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    jmcbn got a reaction from Ivie20 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 Ivie20 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 Selcazare in I am eating too much, but following the guidelines!   
    Interestingly, you say you have eaten too much fat & yet you felt the need to snack on more of it... 

    That in itself is indicative that you are not eating enough in general. You'd have been better eating whole eggs rather than just the white, adding more of the sweet potato (at least a half of one) and switching the nuts for a fat source that's easier on the digestive system - avocado works well for me at breakfast time.

    Your breakfast protein looks light to me for today and I don't see any fat - you really *do* need to follow the templates in order to feel satiated, to avoid snacking & to beat the cravings.

    A lot of people feel full in the early days having been used to grazing throughout the day, rather than eating 3 full meals - work your way up in volume if need be, packing the remainder of your meal to eat later as a mini meal rather than having a snack.
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in Headaches   
    Actually, yes, snacking on basically junk food instead of eating real food, thereby depriving your body of actual nutrition IS likely contributing to the headache... she wasn't saying a Larabar is going to cause a headache, I think you are looking for an arguement which you're unlikely to get here.  If you don't like the program, it doesn't work for you or you're not interested in reading the material, that's fine, but you're asked to be polite in our house and calling our mods thoughtless and brainwashed doesn't fit the bill.
    You'll also take note of the fact that this program has been around and popular since 2009, so it's hardly a fad, being that it's coming up on just short of a decade... just food for thought.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Reintroducing paleo cheats rather than food groups...   
    There is no good or bad, cheat or treat, clean or dirty food.
    The food we choose to eat does not have morals, only consequences.
    Once you figure that out, then you can start developing your own food freedom.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Melissa123 in Day 22 and Still Unsure   
    The Whole30 lowFODMAP shopping list is really just a modified version of the original shopping list, and some of the items they 'allow' would be fine when eaten in moderation, but once there's an issue there they really need to be excluded  to allow the gut to heal, and then reintroduced later down the line.
    I always refer people to >this list< (not the snapshot at the top of the page, scroll to about half way down the page) when they need to go low FODMAP as it breaks things down much more clearly.
    In terms of fat don't forget fattier cuts of meat such as brisket, and then you've things like ribs, chicken  wings/thighs with the skin on, compliant bacon, clarified butter/ghee, and of course olives.
    If FODMAPs are the issue you should start to feel improvement quite soon after excluding them. If you don;t come back to us and we can take a look at your food again and see if anything else jumps out....
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    jmcbn got a reaction from KatStarr in New to whole30   
    Ok, so a serving of eggs when they are your only source of protein in a meal would be the number of WHOLE eggs you can hold in one hand. Most females can manage 3-4.
    Remember that the 1-2 palms is a range. If you're hungry, then eat more. Protein & fat are going to provide the best satiety so I'd start by adding a little more protein & fat to each meal & see how you go from there. Fat wise what you're using to cook with will mostly stay in the pan so feel free to add something extra to the plate - olives, avocado, a drizzle of oil/ghee, some coconut cream - a little of what you fancy - fat is your friend here 
    Veg will provide bulk/fibre and help you to feel full so make sure you;re getting a good variety at each meal. And MANY people mistake thirst for hunger, so make sure you're getting the recommended 1/2 an ounce of water per pound of body weight daily.
    If those work outs are intense don;t forget to add in some additional postWO protein.
    Let us know how you're getting on............... 
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    jmcbn got a reaction from CailynPentecost in Food that doesn't need Refrigeration   
    So you'll be home in between each shoot?
    To be honest I'd think about actual meals rather than snacks - and pretty much anything will work, but espcially roasted chicken & roasted veg, or some cold meats & salad. I carry my food to work every day & it sits at my desk for a good 6-7hrs without refrigeration & without consequence - I don't even bother to reheat my meals either unless it's a soup. I can't abide cold soup 
    Unless it's particularly hot where you are? But even then you should be fine with pre-packed meals in a cool bag...
     
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    jmcbn reacted to MeadowLily in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   

    Drink water like it's your job.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from DivaJoie in Cleaver Foodies Scramble - Leafy Greens   
    Not non-compliant, but as an FYI we would encourage you to limit your use of this oil - specifically when eating at home and there are superior options available 
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    jmcbn got a reaction from KristinP1981 in Apple Cider   
    Then you're good to go 
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    jmcbn got a reaction from racheleats in Running out of money   
    Have you thought about organ meat? I often buy beef heart from my butcher - he preps it into cubes for me and I make a spiced beef & apricot stew with it in my slow cooker, with minimal prep time & zero supervision. It comes in at about a quarter of the price of steak pieces and comes out just as tender - plus it's a nutritional power house!
    Other slow cooker ideas I use on a weekly basis would be NNP's kahlua pig, large pieces of brisket and/or shin cooked with cinnamon & all spice, and whole chickens.... all of which you can serve with non compliant sides fro your fussy teens.
    I'm a single mum of two boys, working full time & dealing with my own early morning training, their extra curricular activities, & a semblance of a social life so time & money are of the essence in my household!
     
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in Planning ahead: Cake Party at Work (healthy treats allowed?)   
    You can certainly do that and it would still be technically Whole30 but I would really challenge you to just attend the 'party' and decline the cake and then go about your business... there will be many times in the rest of your Food Freedom where there is not advance notice of cake or whatever else that you don't want to eat and you won't have fruit and coconut cream there with you
    I would have said on day 4 or 5 that it might be a good coping strategy but you'll be into the twenties when this rolls around... maybe time to test drive your new habits?
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    jmcbn got a reaction from PSOnoMO in More downs than ups!   
    The headaches could be from lack of salt, lack of water, lack of food, or from a specific food that you are eating. The gas is fairly common and, shooting from the hip, usually stems from too many raw veg, too many cruciferous veg, raw cruciferous veg (double whammy!), too many nuts/dried fruit.
    As slc_melissa has said it would be helpful to know what exactly your meals have looked like so are better equipped to help you troubleshoot....
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    jmcbn reacted to slc_melissa in Coffee for your Whole 30: How to make it if you're used to using dairy   
    Adding dates or trying to recreate sweet additions is not allowed for whole 30. Otherwise, Coffee is fine, coffee with coconut milk is fine. (It's not sweet, we're talking the stuff from the cans here.) There are other reasons to add something to coffee, for instance to cut the acidity. or to improve mouth-feel or add fat to a meal. And let's face it, many people like the caffeine. And people can choose whether or not to consume it.  http://whole9life.com/2011/01/the-coffee-manifesto/
    There are plenty of teas out there that have soy lecithin or sugar as ingredients, so keep an eye out for that.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Eparis in Almond flour?   
    Yep, so long as they're not being deep fried.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Melissa123 in Day 22 and Still Unsure   
    So, a couple of things..... you haven't gained fat in 22 days. Bloat/inflammation maybe, but not fat. Not from eating whole foods.
    Your meals don't look large to me in anyway, and I'd probably guess that you're light on protein.
    Some people find that drinking seltzer causes them to bloat so you may want to ease back on that. Then you are eating quite a few high FODMAP veg, and you've had A LOT of cauliflower rice in the meals you've listed. If you're in anyway sensitive to FODMAPs, then eating cauliflower more than once in a day is going to be probematic. You're also still eating a lot of nut products, even if they are in your meals - aim for a closed hanful or equivalent, every other day, max.
    You could also ease off on the coconut milk which can cause bloat.
    I've highlighted the higher FODMAP foods in your breakdown just so that you can get an idea of 'load' as it's often just a case of over-exposure to certain foods  that can cause the problems. Most people find that by cutting back or eliminating the problem foods that they feel better within days...
    Hope this helps :-)
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Melissa123 in Middle-aged female, very discouraged--weight gain   
    How does the protein you are eating relate to the size of your palm? That is how you should be estimating your portion sizes.... 1-2 palm sized pieces - that is YOUR palm size, not anyone else's... ;-)
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Melissa123 in Middle-aged female, very discouraged--weight gain   
    What stage of the program are you at? Some bloating isn't entirely uncommon, but some people are more prone to bloat when they eat certain foods. If you'd like us to suggest some possible tweaks please feel free to post a few days worth of your food intake, along with how much water you are drinking, activity levels etc.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Ermatlanta in Brands of coconut milk that are compliant?   
    I do this with anything in a can. I have a couple of tupperwares for liquids, or I'll use a mason jar if I have a spare one - something that seals tight to help keep it for longer.
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    jmcbn got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Reintroducing paleo cheats rather than food groups...   
    There is no good or bad, cheat or treat, clean or dirty food.
    The food we choose to eat does not have morals, only consequences.
    Once you figure that out, then you can start developing your own food freedom.
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    jmcbn reacted to Alyssa Leister in Muscle Fatigue   
    This is great advice - thank you! I'm sleeping great! I'm pretty much exhausted by the time 9:00pm rolls around so it's allowing me to clock in some serious hours! 
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    jmcbn got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Reintroducing paleo cheats rather than food groups...   
    There is no good or bad, cheat or treat, clean or dirty food.
    The food we choose to eat does not have morals, only consequences.
    Once you figure that out, then you can start developing your own food freedom.
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    jmcbn reacted to Mazpal in Kombucha   
     
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Mazpal in Kombucha   
    Technically I guess that this is compliant because you're not adding any sugar to the second ferment (fruit has only naturally occurring sugars for anyone questioning this, not ADDED sugars), however the subject of Kombucha made with brown rice syrup isn't really covered. And whilst both rice & sugar are off limits, sugar isn't really a gut irritant in the way that rice can be for some folk so it's really a  bit of a grey area because like the sugar most of the brown rice syrup will have been used during the first fermentation.

    Personally I'd go ahead & bottle, but maybe hold off on drinking any until the reintro process when I'd trial it along with non gluten grains.

    Here's the latest low down on Whole30 & Kombucha fyi...................