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    NewStart2014 reacted to Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
    Renee - how about everything in moderation - including moderation!
    Yep I think we've all heard about doing things in moderation. I usually ignore that comment and walk away. Clearly I'm speaking to a brick wall.
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Xandra in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    You don't count calories, grams of fat or carbs, or anything else they print on the nutritional labels. You read the list of ingredients to rule it in or rule it out, and that is all. My 8-year old can do this, because if he hits an ingredient he can't pronounce, it's generally ruled out.
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Leeny49 in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    Five years ago I started a diet that lasted two years. I counted calories and exercised religiously. I lost 100 lbs and was so proud that I had done it the " right way" - balanced low calorie meals and slow but sure weight loss. I weighed myself every day. Five years later? I have put all but 12 lbs back on. I never want to count another calorie again in my life. Just the thought of not having to step on the scale is extremely liberating for me. I am on day 3 of Whole30 and for the first time in a very long time I am optimistic again. I am eating to nourish my body not to lose weight. At age 63 it's about time.
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Fenderbender in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    In my case.... I decided to limit compliant foods that cause a trigger in my brain...... Nut butters for instance remind me way to much of sitting on the couch and eating a whole jar of peanut butter.... So I just use them as a condiment to flavor foods and get my fats....
    Only one portion of fruit per day and usually sliced up in a larger multi ingredient salad ( chicken with avacado and apple on greens)
    For me, I am eating what seems to be a huge amount ( my brain is still conditioned to equate fat as BAD ) but I am full and satiated, never hungry and I am getting shredded!!! ( before W30 I was eating NO sugar, starch, only lean proteins and veg for months, but my body was shutting down and probably burning muscle and I was going nowhere fast). Now with the W30 protocol my body is getting exactly what it needs and I feel like I'm running on rocket fuel .
    I find the best part of W30 is it gives you the tools and, as other have posted, to ability to self regulate and eat exactly what you need..... I need to eat a lot more than I was willing to at first
    Best of luck....
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    NewStart2014 reacted to kb0426 in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    I counted calories via a website religiously for 4 yrs and had declared that I always would.
    After the whole30, I am DONE with calorie counting and love listening to my body. I have a beautiful relationship with food now!
    I lost 9 pounds while doing the program, where I had gained 10 in the last two years by my religious calorie counting and measuring. When you count calories, it is so easy to underestimate your intake and overestimate your output. Here, there is no counting; just eating and enjoying with more energy than ever before!
    Give it just 30 days. If your life is not changed, go back to counting. Would love to hear your results!
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Susan W in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    You won't believe how your relationship with food changes. No more obsessing about calories or any other stats. You will have more time to cook fabulous meals.
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Johnny M in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    When you eat per the whole30 guidelines something amazing happens - your innate ability to self regulate how much you eat turns back on. It's one of the reasons I think eating this way makes so much sense. If you've read the whole9 blog or book you might have seen references to "food with no brakes" which is what they call things like grains and sugar. When you eat them your body has no mechanism to say hey stop eating, you're satiated. But when you're eating real food, your body will know when you've had enough. It's virtually impossible to eat too much steak in the absence of something like bread or potatoes. One of the best things I felt during the whole30 was what it felt like to be full and satisfied but not stuffed. Do follow the templates because just because we say don't count calories it doesn't give you carte blanche to eat as much as you can every chance you have, but don't fret over counting calories!
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Derval in Calories - do I really not count them???   
    Yes REALLy, brilliant eh?
    Print up the meal template & shopping list (pdf's on "our book" page) stick em' on your fridge and follow them three times a day
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    I don't give a monekys about cavepeople, I just want to eat "a diet for human beings"
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    NewStart2014 reacted to NinjaSarah in The crazy things people say   
    Overheard at work
    coworker 1: "I just ate two donuts and here I am getting more food"
    coworker 2: "yeah but that's not Real food, it doesn't count"
    coworker 1: true. it's not filling. Wonder if they have pizza left?" (at the commisery)
    coworker 2: I'm getting a grinder, need some veggies" (veggies = 1 leaf lettuce, & maybe some tomato/green pepper smothered in spaghetti sauce)
    And then they both come back with pop, potato chips and candy. Nothing else.
    Me-just reaffirms why I'm doing this....I Refuse to become a "typical" state worker
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    NewStart2014 reacted to SPerigny in The crazy things people say   
    My mom's GF:
    "It's just a fad like so many other diets that came around and that nobody remembers anymore"
    Me: "Well, yeah, I guess you're right. T'was a "fad" for 2,5 million years straight."
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    NewStart2014 reacted to wcrungrl in The crazy things people say   
    It makes my spine crawl when people ask "How's the diet going?"...but its helping me to work on my temperance:)
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    NewStart2014 reacted to NinjaSarah in The crazy things people say   
    "If you ignore a craving you'll just binge later" Me:.....What? Um, no, I won't (I thought it, didn't say that)
    "Oh, you're on a cleanse..." Me: maybe I'm not explaining it well, but no it's not a cleanse.
    "But you're little! You don't need to lose weight!" Me: this isn't about weight loss. It's about Health.
    "A little slice of chocolate cheesecake is ok. Just call it your cheat" Oy vey.

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    NewStart2014 reacted to KateF in The crazy things people say   
    My Husband: "I love you no matter how crazy you are"
    Me: "And I love you no matter how big you get!"
    Even though he is not willing to try the Whole 30, he ate my shepherd's pie with cauliflower on top last night and loved it :-)
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    NewStart2014 reacted to juju in The crazy things people say   
    "salad is not a food!"
    wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.
    One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    "You'll just gain all of the weight back when you start eating 'normal' again."
    Gee, thanks. And define "normal"!
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    "So what DO you eat???"
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Adagio in The crazy things people say   
    My dental hygienist told me today that a low-carb diet will give me periodontal disease. She said that the carb digesting enzymes secreted during the eating process do not know what to do when we don't eat carbs, so the enzymes turn into sugar and cause mouth bacteria.
    Never heard that one before...
    I told her that my periodontal issues had greatly improved since giving up grains/sugar. She said that they will get bad again if I don't eat carbs. (I've been mostly Paleo for 3 years now.)
    I didn't bother to argue. What's the point? She is convinced she is right.
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh , I couldn't give up x, y, z"
    Well, d'uh you could, you just don't want to.
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Phanniemae in The crazy things people say   
    Bf: Is coconut milk okay?
    Me: yes
    Bf: but aren't you not doing milk?
    Me: ...
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Julie Quates in The crazy things people say   
    At a dinner party surrounded by desserts...the crappy ones from the grocery store. " dessert? I lost a bunch of weight before my wedding too....". Whatever lady! I didn't touch a single dessert!
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    NewStart2014 reacted to CNP21 in The crazy things people say   
    I dislike it when people say "I'm not eating carbs" while really meaning grains. Vegetables and fruits are carbs too!
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Derval in Maple Syrup Hands.... what?   
    You're showing your age I bet some here are thinking Who??
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    NewStart2014 reacted to Susan W in Maple Syrup Hands.... what?   
    DARN!!! I would have been the Nancy Drew of Whole30.