Luci

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  1. Luci

    How do you heal the mind??

    Thank you! I am still learning how to navigate the forum and I really appreciate your help!
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    How do you heal the mind??

    Ha! I found the correct way to "quote"! Where will I get notification when someone replies with a quote of my topic question? Thank you for the tip to follow the topic-I have done that now!
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    How do you heal the mind??

    If someone quotes your post (as I've done here), you should get a notification. Chris-where would I find the notification? (did I quote your post correctly so you received notification?) And thank you for the tip to follow the topic. I have done that now!
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    How do you heal the mind??

    MrsStick- my non-scale victories were improved mood- much happier and decreased sugar cravings. I also noticed fewer "aches & pains" overall. Great victories I know! I will check out your recipe idea blogs for inspiration. I know I need variety in my meals to avoid food boredom. Thank you for your reply. I can't wait until sugary treats lose their appeal for me! I know it's time to jump back on the Whole 30 wagon if not 100% at least to the exclusion of sugar for another 30 days to see if the sugar dragon will hibernate and the foods I felt better eliminating during my first Whole 30.
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    How do you heal the mind??

    Amy S.'s reply really resonated with me-in fact, I printed it to keep for reference! I finished a very successful Whole 30 and reintroduction period. I felt extremely proud of myself. My mood was so much better-happier overall, less aches and pains. I know I have a major sugar addiction and needed to slay the sugar dragon. I had one day post Whole 30 where I allowed sugar in my diet. I went right back to Whole 30 eating the next day. The following day I decided to weigh myself-bad decision-as it completely derailed me! I have been having a non-stop sugar dragon party ever since to "comfort" myself over that number on the scale. I know I need to get rid of the scale, but why is it so difficult to do? I will put it away, out of sight, but I know myself well enough to know I won't throw it away. I am aware that the sugar, etc. makes me happy in the moment but so sad in the long run so why do I overdose on it? It seems like I can't eat just one when it comes to sugar! Are there people who just can't eat sugar laden "treats" at all? I am starting to think this may be necessary for me to stay in control of that dragon. But on the other hand, I don't think depriving myself is a great idea either. Your thoughts? Do I need to just do another Whole 30 to work on managing my sugar addiction? Other questions on a different note-I did not ever experience the "Tiger Blood" while doing the Whole 30, I had low energy, very tired, throughout. Any ideas on why? Also, the most difficult part of the Whole 30 for me was the protein. I am not a big "meat" eater. I eat ground beef, turkey, chicken, eggs and seafood. I know this seems like a variety but I found that I was struggling with meal ideas, let alone if I needed a snack between meals, and getting tired of my choices (and I own many Paleo cookbooks!) Suggestions? Final question-is there a way to know when someone responds to your post on the forum? Thank you in advance for your responses!
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    Order of Reintroduction

    Hi Chris- Thank you for your response. What you said makes perfect sense. I will follow the re-introduction protocol as outlined in the Whole 30 book and add my Vegan Shakeology in after I have re-introduced non-gluten grains and see how it goes! Thanks again!
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    Order of Reintroduction

    I have a re-introduction question. I am on day 23 of my first Whole 30. I do plan to stay close to the Whole 30 guidelines for an extended period of time (keeping in mind in an interview with Melissa, she stated 66 days is the ideal for making a habit) but I want to re-introduce Vegan Shakeology as a breakfast option. Can you tell me which food group this would fall into? Would it actually be considered a protein? I know it will be a sugar reintroduction as one serving contains 8 gm sugar (although I believe some of that is from fruit sources). If reintroducing it causes the sugar dragon to rear his ugly head, I will re-evaluate my plan. Thank you in advance!
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    Scotch Eggs

    Thank you for the great response ladyshanny!
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    Scotch Eggs

    Hi- I am seeing so many great comments about how wonderful the Sunshine Sauce is. My question is, has anyone substituted almond butter for the sunflower seed butter in the recipe? I live in a small town and can't find compliant sunflower seed butter. I can always purchase it in a larger town but for convenience I thought I would ask about the substitution that they offered on the recipe in Whole 30 book. Thanks in advance!