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    jmcbn got a reaction from Chae.19 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 AFreshAttitude 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 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 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 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 reacted to LaughingSun in Whole30 and SIBO Specific Diet (Low FODMAP and SCD)   
    @jmcbn That's a GREAT list, thank you! 
    I looked at that app, but it didn't have good reviews and it's $11... I especially don't want to spend the $$ if it's crappy. I'll use the lists and go from there
    Thanks!
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    jmcbn reacted to kirkor in Gluten Free Humour   
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    jmcbn reacted to Puckertoe in Help! Resources in the UK   
    I think that you can be pretty flexible, I live in deepest Cumbria and I suspect my nearest Spaghetti Squash is London!  Butternut is fine as a substitute. If you want fancy buy a spiralizer and make butternut noodle and things like courgetti with it. Quite frankly, life is too short to worry.. I just make cubes and eat them with what ever Im eating. 
    Meat is expensive.... I must say that Americans have it easy, with the price of things over there. Here I'm not prepared to spend too much on meat. I but a bit of grass fed on line from Green Pastures... Its not organic but they just dont want to have to pass the prices of an organic certificate on to customers. Its the best meat Ive come across. I "bulk" it out with local butchers meat as you can ask him where it came from. Round here its probably the field behind the house. 
    In a city... get to know a local butcher and you'll get better deal than the supermarket. Don't think that it is practical with meat price being £20 a kilo to buy organic grass fed here. Any lamb is grass fed! beef here too if you ask your butcher for  it.
    above all don't stress about having the right things in the house... there's always Aberdeen angus, good old fashioned lamb,rope grown mussels, prawns, scallops,cabbage, carrots,neeps and tatties! Why buy from half way round the world when Scotland produces magnificent food of its own?
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in Depression and Sadness   
    Something as sugar heavy in as small a package of dates is not going to have the same effect on the body as a fist sized serving of a starchy carb which is full of fibre, other nutrients and then also natural sugars.  There are 75g of carbs (sugar) in 100g of dates and 27g of carbs in 100g of yams... that makes dates almost entirely sugar with no fibre so no, they definitely aren't going to have the same effect as a starchy veg.  
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    jmcbn reacted to Boogie in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Just wanted to provide an update.  My period did finally show up - 4 days late and everything seems normal since.  I went to see my Naturopath and she reiterated what JMCBN said (exactly :)) -- so now back to TTC...  The food reintroduction is slow but I'm moving along. 
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    jmcbn reacted to SugarcubeOD in What's for dinner?   
    HAHAHA!  I thought I was the only one that thought this way!  @jmcbn - I'm pretty sure I've even said to myself "well that means that egg doesn't 'count'" and then cracked another!
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    jmcbn got a reaction from AnitaC in What's for dinner?   
    Absolutely - it's the law!! 
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    jmcbn got a reaction from RandiW in What's for dinner?   
    King prawn coconut curry, with a side of roasted artichokes, dill pickles & a few cherry tomatoes - low key for the most part but the protein I'd planned ahead, which for me is usually enough to keep me from making poor choices....!!
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    jmcbn reacted to Boogie in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Thank you.  I very much appreciate the information and encouragement.  I should have got on this forum sooner! Great resource.  Good Luck to everyone out there!
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    jmcbn reacted to littleg in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    I think I am keeping GT's Kombucha in business single handedly... Not taking any bottled probiotics.  Not a ton of fermented stuff these days either.  I should buy some.  Overall gut feels the best it has in a while.  But pregnancy seemed to have somehow done that - after getting over the insane post partum rabbit pellet poops I've settled into the least bloated/gassy I've been in a while.  I do have an appointment with a rheumatologist next week.  That should make my fingers heal up - making a doctors appointment usually cures me! 
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    jmcbn reacted to ultrarunnergirl in My sleep is totally messed up   
    I second the request for more info on your meals.
    One thing to try immediately is to switch to decaf. Some people are really sensitive to caffeine.
    That being said, it is not uncommon to experience some temporary changes in sleep patterns due to hormone fluctuation. Your body is doing a lot right now and it may need a little time to adjust.
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    jmcbn reacted to ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Public Service Announcement: 
    The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by.
    That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. 
    The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!
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    jmcbn got a reaction from Chae.19 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 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 AFreshAttitude 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!!
  24. Like
    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!!