Zoodles

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    Zoodles got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in Salad dressing?   
    I love tahini, garlic and lemon juice too for something a bit different!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from olgainseattle in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you overhear someone in a cafe refusing to order their child yogurt and muesli for breakfast and insisting they have to have something healthy like eggs and bacon
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    Zoodles got a reaction from doedoechachacha in Binging since completing whole30   
    If you are gluten intolerant and you're eating gluten - that could definitely set off cravings. Part of the inflammatory response from eating foods you're intolerant to is the release of endogenous opioids, which do a great job of doping you up and then causing withdrawal symptoms down the track, setting off some serious cravings.
    Can you jump right in to a second Whole30? 30 days is not enough for a lot of people, especially if you do have long-standing gut damage from food intolerances. Maybe try for 60 or more days to really give your body time to heal and unlearn habits that have been going on for 10 years! 30 days is not a lot in comparison to that! Sounds like you still need those training wheels, and maybe keep them on a little longer this time
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    Zoodles got a reaction from olgainseattle in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you overhear someone in a cafe refusing to order their child yogurt and muesli for breakfast and insisting they have to have something healthy like eggs and bacon
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    Zoodles got a reaction from olgainseattle in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you overhear someone in a cafe refusing to order their child yogurt and muesli for breakfast and insisting they have to have something healthy like eggs and bacon
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    Zoodles got a reaction from melksmith79 in Interesting Article on being happy with your body   
     
     
    I keep having to remind myself that one day I may wish I was the weight I am now. Be happy ladies! 
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Help!! Hashimoto's, Medication and Losing Weight.   
    I was diagnosed with hashimotos a couple of years ago and was put on the standard synthetic t4 meds, with no relief from symptoms and steady weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, feeling tired etc. my tsh and t4 were in the normal range but t3 was just below normal. Even so my endo would not change my meds. I finally went to another doc who was shocked at how low my t3 was, and she put me on armour, which made everything worse!! I'm now taking compounded t3 and t4 separately, and feeling so much better.
    Keep searching for a doc who will look beyond the numbers and listen to how you feel! There is a solution, it just may take time, dedication and attention to find it. All the best!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Help!! Hashimoto's, Medication and Losing Weight.   
    I was diagnosed with hashimotos a couple of years ago and was put on the standard synthetic t4 meds, with no relief from symptoms and steady weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, feeling tired etc. my tsh and t4 were in the normal range but t3 was just below normal. Even so my endo would not change my meds. I finally went to another doc who was shocked at how low my t3 was, and she put me on armour, which made everything worse!! I'm now taking compounded t3 and t4 separately, and feeling so much better.
    Keep searching for a doc who will look beyond the numbers and listen to how you feel! There is a solution, it just may take time, dedication and attention to find it. All the best!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Coconut sugar in coconut aminos   
    I bought the Coconut Secret one after finding that the Nuilife one had coconut syrup in it. The carb/sugar content of the Nuilife one is waaaaaayyyyy higher than the coconut secret one (can't remember the numbers now and I'm not at home to check), so I'm assuming that the sugar hasn't been eaten up by any fermentation etc. I'm in Sydney too, and I got the coconut secret one about a month ago from http://www.therawfoodworld.com. With shipping it ended up pretty expensive (around $20) and I have to say - not worth it, it's not a strong flavour and I end up using tons of it, the bottle ran out in a couple of weeks!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from MeadowLily in can't.... stop..... binging!!!!!!!   
    Don't skimp on the starch/fat like the others have already said!!
    I struggled with binge eating for a few years but now I feel like I've pretty much got it under control. Pre-Whole30 I would eat what I thought was sufficient and would be quite satisfied for a few days and then I'd binge and eat several days worth of food in one sitting (no exaggeration) This happened more and more often and I started piling on weight. It started with me as well after I lost too much weight and got too thin, I then started binging and couldn't stop. I tried everything but nothing helped until Whole30
    Anyway, what I've worked out from my experience overall is that the body DOES NOT LIKE it when you don't feed it enough. It will not let you get away with it. It might take a few days to kick up a stink but it will. And you will binge. The Whole30 seems to be about relearning how much food you actually need. After dieting and losing lots of weight, I think we forget what a normal amount of food is and keep eating diet portions. Inevitably weight loss plateaus and so we feel like the amounts we're eating are sufficient. But they're not, we've just stuffed our metabolisms up.
    What stopped my binging was simple - eating more. I often felt like I was eating waaaayyy too much during my first Whole30 and I just had to keep repeating to myself "I'm keeping the demons at bay, keeping the demons at bay" and stick to the meal template. The urge to binge just.... went.
    I've only lost a little bit of weight compared to a lot of people here but I think when you've lost too much weight in the past your body is on high alert for a looooong time to make sure it doesn't get starved again, so alarm bells ring loudly with much smaller food deficits. You may have to be very very patient with the weight loss but once your eating patterns become normal and healthy again, I would bet that your body will follow suit.
    Good luck, I have all my digits crossed for you, I hope you get some peace from this and regain control of your diet and your life!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from CharDoll in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Like black unsweetened coffee, and be at peace with fat! Lots and lots of fat... Mmmm... Faaaaaatttt
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    Zoodles got a reaction from CharDoll in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Like black unsweetened coffee, and be at peace with fat! Lots and lots of fat... Mmmm... Faaaaaatttt
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    Zoodles got a reaction from CharDoll in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Like black unsweetened coffee, and be at peace with fat! Lots and lots of fat... Mmmm... Faaaaaatttt
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Celiac   
    Surely you've got your positive diagnosis? Sounds like you don't need a test result to tell you not to eat gluten!
    I think gluten and dairy can cause cravings from both opioid-like substances in them and also they can activate your body's opioid system from the inflammation they cause. Opioids (like heroin) are highly addictive and do you keep going back....that's just what I read somewhere anyway.
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    Zoodles got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in Salad dressing?   
    I love tahini, garlic and lemon juice too for something a bit different!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in type one diabetes low blood sugars   
    I have Type 1 too and I carried around sachets of plain white sugar to use when I got low during my Whole30. Low blood sugar is serious and needs to be treated quickly, it takes priority over Whole30 rules. Normally sugar is a bad guy because it causes blood sugar spikes and fluctuations etc, but if your blood sugar is already low then a spike is not going to be a bad thing, it's simply putting you back in the normal range. Saying that, I think you should stick to the plainest, most unflavoured/uncoloured/un-additivey form of glucose you can, like sugar or plain boiled lollies. Great to hear your levels are more stable!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in Salad dressing?   
    I love tahini, garlic and lemon juice too for something a bit different!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from KJ! in What does it take to lose fat-burning status?   
    Your body preferentially uses glucose when it can. If you eat something sugary or with a high enough glycemic load, you will immediately switch to using glucose instead of fat until its gone. That being said, if it was a one off, you wouldn't need to go through the whole business of up-regulating certain hormones and enzymes to switch back to fat burning so you probably wouldn't have to deal with carb flu etc. I don't know the answer, but I think it's much much easier to switch to carb burning than back again.
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Day 32: I Feel...Exactly Like I Always Felt   
    You've had digestive troubles for years. YEARS! Realistically, you probably can't expect all the damage to be reversed in 30 days. If your gut has been unhappy for that amount of time, it's probably really taken a beating, and may need a fair amount of time to start to heal.
     
    Quite a few people only start to get real results after 60 days or so from what I've read on these forums. If you can stay motivated, why don't you try to extend for a little while longer? For me, I didn't notice any dramatic changes, but by the end of 30 days I thought I felt a bit better than at the start. It was only when I went back to my old ways of eating and I started feeling how I used to feel again that I noticed that W30 had actually had quite a significant effect on my general wellbeing. I never had tiger blood or fantastic sleep either, but when I eat badly I feel like I'm wearing a lead suit and I have to drag myself around. Your body might be changing, just too slowly and subtly for you to really notice it.
     
    I don't know exactly when the holidays for you guys are (no thanksgiving in Oz), but maybe if you stick with it until towards the end of the year you'll have a better idea of whether it's worth continuing through what's left of the holiday season, or whether you should just eat the damn ice-cream. I hope you see some results soon!  
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    Zoodles got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in Salad dressing?   
    I love tahini, garlic and lemon juice too for something a bit different!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from KathyV in food allowed in whole30 but no brake for you   
    Did that last night. Bought them to make pesto, opened the bag to just eat one…. no pesto is going to be happening 
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    Zoodles got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Was just at Harris Farm, they have fillets of wild boar and venison now! Apparently they have "minimal human handling"… wasn't really clear if it was actually wild or not, but might be interesting to try one day! Definitely a treat at $13 for one (200g) fillet!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from amberino21 in Overate! Have to share . . .   
    Lol! I laugh at your definition of "overeating".... I wish my days of excess were as elegant!
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    Zoodles got a reaction from amberino21 in Overate! Have to share . . .   
    Lol! I laugh at your definition of "overeating".... I wish my days of excess were as elegant!
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    Zoodles reacted to Gin3606 in WHOLE 100 starting tomorrow, Oct. 18th!!   
    Trez i like to watch cake boss too! zoodles hang in there, keep on believing!!
    Just closing out day 30.....
    Gin