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    nicoledawn913 reacted to pags98 in What do you drink?   
    I've said this on the forum a few times now, but he honestly just needs to suck it up (man to man here/tough love).  I drank a minimum of 60 oz of soda per day.  It went down something like this: 44oz soda from the corner store in the morning to get me to lunch.  Water or a 20oz soda at lunch.  One or two 12 oz sodas at home in the evening. 
    I took to Spindrift my first Whole30 and also found a compliant Spearmint Hot Tea to give me a bit of caffeine help.  I had horrible headaches for a few days but then the SpinDrift and Water alone were fine.  By the end of my first Whole30 I could no longer stand the tasted of diet soda.  Now when I absolutely feel like I want one I'll oblige myself with one regular sugar soda but otherwise it's water, sparkling water or SpinDrift.   During my current Whole30 I have had tea once or twice a week and drink at least 80 oz of regular water and (2) 12oz Sparkling Waters of various types a day.  
    Yes it sucks, but it will likely change his perspective on those drinks.  This is still one of my biggest NSVs of Whole30 and it has lasted over 6 months!
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    nicoledawn913 got a reaction from Newsland33 in Achieving is believing   
    Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!  I am on Day 4 of my second round and although I finished the first one, I did not do reintroduction properly, nor have I stuck with the plan very closely over the last year.  This round I am determined to do the reintroduction that is right for me and make these changes a lifestyle.  Stories like these always help.  I'm in my early 30's so my goal is preventing the "normal" aging pains before they even happen.  Good for you for making the changes necessary to enjoy your life to the fullest, and I love that your wife has joined you as well!
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    nicoledawn913 got a reaction from LindsayO in Primal Kitchen Mayo   
    I personally do not love the Primal Kitchen mayo after having made my own several times.  I think homemade tastes way better!  But it never hurts to try it and see for yourself!  Mayo is a staple in my house during the Whole30 and I use it the same way as others have already mentioned.  It's also really good as a dip for sweet potatoes if you mix it with some compliant ketchup!
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    nicoledawn913 reacted to xx_firefly in Brand new and starting September 1 to get my health back   
    Hi y'all!
    I started on the 1st (because I too must match days to the days of the month) and I would love to keep up with you guys.
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    nicoledawn913 reacted to Readyfor30! in Shopping lists   
    Thank you! I now have a Costco list and a Trader Joe's list -- all printable!
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    nicoledawn913 reacted to laura_juggles in Impact of eating starchy veggies?   
    There's also a huge difference in the impact to your blood sugar when having a breakfast like you had (with carbs, protein, and fat) and having a breakfast like pancakes which is virtually all sugary carbs. 
    You can't just look at one aspect of what you're having in a meal (like the beets) when you're not having *only* beets as your meal. Maybe comparing beets to pancakes, you'd see a similar impact on blood sugar, but when you factor in the eggs, avocado, and whatever else was in the hash, it completely changes things. 
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    nicoledawn913 reacted to ladyshanny in Impact of eating starchy veggies?   
    There's a difference between fat adaptation and being in ketosis where your body ONLY burns fat. It's a common misconception. The fist sized serving of starchy veggie or one-two servings of fruit will keep you out of ketosis (which is fine) but if you balance your meals according to the template and use the 4-5 hour meal timing along w/ eating that first meal within an hour of waking, you'll become fat adapted. This means your body can easily switch between fuel sources (carbs and fat) as needed w/ no impact to you.
    We recommend not propping up sugar cravings with fruits, not eating fruit alone and limiting things like the carbier nuts (cashews etc) and dried fruits. These items will slow down that transition to fat adaptation. The sweet potato is fine and kudos to you that you figured out that you feel best with that included.
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    nicoledawn913 reacted to Shell22 in Brand new and starting September 1 to get my health back   
    Hi there! I’m also starting tomorrow and would love to join you in the next 30 days to support & encourage each other! I have always wanted to break free from my sugar addiction & am excited to finally do it! Not to mention I need to lose about 15 pounds and want to feel good in my own skin again. Good luck tomorrow! I love eating eggos for breakfast, but have to remind myself I also like eggs a lot so it’s all good 
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    nicoledawn913 got a reaction from Blair W in Brand new and starting September 1 to get my health back   
    @Blair W Beautiful picture of you and your little girl!!
    I'm planning to start the first as well!  I was originally going to start on the 3rd with the official Whole30 group, but I like the idea of the days matching the date on the calendar!  
    I have completed one successful Whole30 but did not follow the reintroduction properly so I definitely want to do that by the book this time!
    Let's all support each other and make this one great!