chezjulie

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    chezjulie got a reaction from Gwenn in Digestive Enzymes and Probiotic...   
    I take Enzymedia Digest Gold, which is carried at Whole Foods and on Amazon. It is the same brand that the first poster mentioned. No non-compliant ingredients and works great. 
     
    Let us know what you end up with and if you like it!
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    chezjulie got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you eat a cooked sweet potato in your car while driving to work like it's an apple.
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    chezjulie got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you eat a cooked sweet potato in your car while driving to work like it's an apple.
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    chezjulie reacted to janeroyal in Success for Women over age 50?   
    northwoodsmom8 - For me it's been perserverence.  Eating paleo helped me lose initial weight before starting a Whole30 in March, so I was excited to see what the Whole30 could do.  I was also committed to the process.  I realized mid-March that my tuna contained soy.  Instead of just 'brushing it under the rug' - I started again at day one.  I was doing this for me, not anyone else.  
     
    I started eating within an hour of waking up.  That's made a huge difference for me.
     
    I don't skip meals any more.  My body needs three meals a day to keep going.
     
    I eat LOTS of food.  In the past I'd eat a salad for lunch and call it good.  Now I eat a good portion of protein, some carbs and lots and lots of veggies.
     
    I eat plenty of fat.  I've shied away from fat in the past thinking the fat was making me fat.  No more of that!
     
    By the end of my Whole30 I was sleeping like a baby, I wasn't bloated and gassy like I'd been for years, My sugar demons have gone away, I wasn't taking handfuls of Ibuprofen for arthritis pain.
     
    People ask me every day how I lost weight.  I tell them I haven't lost weight, this weight has fallen off me!  It has!  This has not been hard for me.  I don't feel deprived.  I'm eating more than I ever have in my life.  The difference is I'm eating fuel for my body, not just food.
     
    When I started in January I didn't know how I'd make it a week.  Looking back I've knit together 8 months + just by attacking one day at a time.
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    chezjulie reacted to MTNan in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    chezjulie reacted to missmunchie in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You give up on using a regular lunch bag to bring your food to work and switch to a reusable grocery bag.
     
    Your mixing bowls forget they were once used to prepare cookie dough, instead have been repurposed as massive salad bowls … for one.
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    chezjulie reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning:
     
    Diced greek chicken thighs (made with this seasoning and grilled on the bbq last night)
    Diced precooked sweet potato, snow peas, orange pepper & a bunch of baby kale
    Dollop of mayo
     
     

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    chezjulie reacted to WholeMama623 in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    Just chiming in to say that I didn't lose either during my whole30. I got on the scale and it was exactly the same as it was 30 days before. I checked in with the mods and they said my eating was fine. I am doing a whole100 because 30 days just isn't long enough (for me) to reap the full benefits. I had a doctors appointment a few weeks later, and I was down 4 lbs. Don't be discouraged. I feel better than I have, and my pants are SO baggy! The number on the scale is not the whole picture.
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    chezjulie reacted to ShannonM816 in ADHD meds, whole30, self doubt   
    I agree with what missmary and Loulabelle have said. 
     
    I'd also point out that we seem to have a different standard for meds for psychological issues than for meds for other issues, which is just silly. I've never contemplated not taking my blood pressure medicine just to see if W30 is enough to keep it under control without the medication -- why would you do that with your medication? (This isn't judgment of any kind, believe me -- I used to take antidepressants and while I've been off of them for a few years now and would certainly prefer not to take them anymore because I hope never to feel the way I felt when I finally broke down and asked my doctor about them, I do understand better now than I did back then that needing them was not some kind of moral failing on my part, it was just my brain needing some help to function the way it's supposed to, just like my body needs help now keeping my blood pressure where it's supposed to be.)
     
     
    This sentence also stood out for me in your post. I recently read an article in the Wholesome newsletter (a free biweekly Whole30 newsletter) that was written about people altering their W30 to make it harder, but I think it speaks to your point here too.
     
     
    Basically, a Whole30 is hard enough without going out of your way to make it harder, and going off a med that is improving your health would be going against the basic premise of a Whole30, which is to improve your health. 
     
     
     
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    chezjulie got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you eat a cooked sweet potato in your car while driving to work like it's an apple.
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    chezjulie reacted to JenX in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    This thread has some great ideas! I finished my W30, and wasn't worrying about the budget for those 30 days - just buying whatever I needed/wanted. Now that its become something I want to mostly adhere to indefinitely, I'll need to get the food budget back in line so it can be sustainable.
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    chezjulie reacted to ericaa in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You've used literally ALL of the Tupperware in your apartment at the end of prep day ... And still have more food to store!!
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    chezjulie got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you eat a cooked sweet potato in your car while driving to work like it's an apple.
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    chezjulie got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you eat a cooked sweet potato in your car while driving to work like it's an apple.
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    chezjulie got a reaction from edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you eat a cooked sweet potato in your car while driving to work like it's an apple.
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    chezjulie reacted to edgymama in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    LMAO I know this was 2 years ago but this resonated with me as I totally told a lady at the store who commented on all my healthy food how the margarine and bread was my husband and picky child's choices! 
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    chezjulie reacted to Tom Denham in Questions about Reintroduction   
    If you are snacking on nuts, you are not eating enough food at meals. What you need to work on is not simply controlling yourself when it comes to nuts. You need to increase the protein, fat, and veggie content of your meals so that you are not tempted to eat nuts.
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    chezjulie reacted to Derek` in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...when you gauge the temperature in your house not by the thermostat, but by the state of the coconut oil in your pantry.
     
    "I think it's time to turn on the A/C...the coconut oil is nearly all liquid"
     
    "Chilly morning today.  My coconut oil was very firm today and I had to break it up with a knife before scooping out some."