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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Attention Melbourne folk, there's a new Paleo cafe in Prahran - Paleo Den. Hard to find, but they do raw almond milk paleo coffee! No nasties, not from a box!
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Chez - you're not alone, this forum contains quite a bit of ranting about Aussie coconut aminos
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For anyone looking for a good zuccini noodle spiraliser, you can get them from Prahran Health Foods, the Paderno model which seems very popular in paleo circles. It's the only stockist I've been able to find in Melbourne which actually has stock.
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Share your if/then plan, and other tips about staying on the Whole 30   
    My one for work is no surprise food. If I didn't plan on eating it, I don't need to eat something because someone else wants me to. You will probably find though, that after eating to the template for awhile, you won't be hungry in between meals and snacking isn't such an urge. Until that kicks in, keep some compliant snacks available (you don't have to eat them), but don't eat them instead of real meals.
     
    Be prepared, make sure you've got plenty of compliant food ready to eat, in the cupboard/freezer/fridge. It's really hard to go off the rails when there's compliant food ready to eat
     
    If you're likely to be tired in the evening, make sure there's a cooked meal waiting for you so you don't need to cook Batch cooking, crockpot, etc helps. It's also good to have a few quick meals you can throw together from the freezer, cans or the cupboard if you need to, for the Very Bad Day when things go wrong. Takeaway and eating out may not be options where you are, so keep that in mind when you're planning ahead. If there's nothing compliant around for eating out, cook ahead and have plenty of spare meals in the freezer.
     
    If you find it hard to plan your strategy, you could try drawing a Force Field Analysis, which reviews your goal and forces which support and oppose your goal.
     
    http://www.change-management-coach.com/force-field-analysis.html
     
    Each one of your potentially difficult items is a red arrow, and the green arrows are the things you can do to make sure those red arrows don't prevent you from achieving your goals
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    cpb got a reaction from vicki.photo.girl in June 1st Support Thread   
    I am starting on 1 June and also in Australia - so only hours away! 
     
    I am not new to Paleo, but have struggled with it - often going too low carb, so making sure I am having sufficient carbs for my energy levels and needs for recovery.  I have tried to do a Whole30 before, but have never been successful.  I really want to make it this time and glad there is a group for us starting on the same day.
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    cpb reacted to motleynm in Weight loss?   
    I mentioned in a previous post that I've only cheated once in the 14 days on W30. That cheat was by weighing myself. In 10 days I had only lost 0.2 pounds. I should add, I'm not over weight and my baseline body fat percentage is in the 'very fit' category. While is love to drop 10-15 lbs, but I know that is not realistic.
    All this said, I've had numerous changes for the better.
    Whole30 had made me aware of how much mindless eating I did all day long. If lick the peanut butter knife after making the kids sandwiches, I'd eat their crusts, little licks, nibbles and bites all day long add up.
    My wedding rings are looser.
    My skin is unbelievably clear, I'm not wearing foundation.
    My hair used to need washing daily because it was too oily, now I can go 4 days without washing it.
    My MOOD is so stable. I'm not yelling at my kids!! I have far more patience.
    I wake up refreshed. I'm motivated daily to get up and moving.

    So as you see, there are a number of changes I've noticed without weigh loss. I'm doing W30 with two friends who both have more to lose than I do, they haven't weighed but say that they feel lighter. Their clothes are much looser.

    Good luck! Enjoy your journey.
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    cpb reacted to Peebles in June 1st Support Thread   
     
    Hi Mads,
    I'm giving up veganism for my Whole30. 
    I will definitely go back to being vegan afterwards if I don't see my health problems resolving by these changes in my diet though. I do, however, realize that I probably can't make up for many many years of wreaking havoc on my poor body (and I don't only mean veganism) within 30 days, so I gave myself the rest of 2014 to figure something out, really focussing on my health and putting any ethical concerns to the side for a while. Not sure yet where this may lead me. One step at a time. 
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    cpb reacted to Peebles in June 1st Support Thread   
    As far as I know, intermittent fasting is supposed to be for people who are otherwise healthy and have everything in a row? Not being an expert here, but maybe this would only pile some extra stress on your body, with your already exhausting schedule. Sure the mods/pros can help you with this.
     
    I know from my own experience that the truth that I know deep down usually is "my life is too f*ing stressful, it's wrecking me, I should take better care of myself". But that's often easier said than done, if it concerns your job(s) and you don't see an easy way out... I feel with you, Leeobee!
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    cpb reacted to whail81 in June 1st Support Thread   
     
    I've had tendonitis and bursitis both get healed because of removing gluten and the majority of sugar from my diet. It will help.
     
    It took longer than 30 days for the tendonitis (roughly 6-8 months), but the bursitis was gone pretty quickly.
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    cpb got a reaction from vicki.photo.girl in June 1st Support Thread   
    Hi Vicki - I also have tendinitis that is getting better with rest. Hoping doing this helps with it as well.
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    cpb got a reaction from vicki.photo.girl in June 1st Support Thread   
    I am starting on 1 June and also in Australia - so only hours away! 
     
    I am not new to Paleo, but have struggled with it - often going too low carb, so making sure I am having sufficient carbs for my energy levels and needs for recovery.  I have tried to do a Whole30 before, but have never been successful.  I really want to make it this time and glad there is a group for us starting on the same day.
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    cpb got a reaction from JJB in Just Do It   
    I have tried to do a Whole30 before, but haven't been successful.  
     
    It has been over 12 months since the last one, and have learned a few things during this period and although some things are the same (still fatigued a lot of the time), some things are different (my menstrual cycle returned after trying a Peat-style diet with much higher carbs).  I ended up in hospital from blood loss though and have increased inflammation (tendonitis in my right wrist started 3 months ago and the neck and shoulder pain continues) - so it is still a bumpy ride!
     
    I am trying to manage my stress levels and have better balance, as fatigue is a big issue for me (and has been for 4 years).
     
    So, how will I do this differently?
    I have to make sure I have enough carbohydrate - this is not low carb!  (I like what Paul Jaminet has written about safe starches) I have to commit to no alcohol to help balance my hormones (reduce estrogen) learn to balance the stress and fatigue - when I am tired, I have to let myself be tired and not 'fight back' with sugars for energy and when stressed, need to come up with an alternative to work through it (tea, walk, try meditation) I will commit writing my meals, moods and symptoms/improvements in this journal for better accountability I know I can feel happier and balanced again (which is how I was feeling when first starting Peat) so I have an incentive to feel like that again - but without the bloating of milk - although I think milk is what I will miss most!
     
    Whole30 starting 1 June!!
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    cpb got a reaction from JJB in Just Do It   
    I have tried to do a Whole30 before, but haven't been successful.  
     
    It has been over 12 months since the last one, and have learned a few things during this period and although some things are the same (still fatigued a lot of the time), some things are different (my menstrual cycle returned after trying a Peat-style diet with much higher carbs).  I ended up in hospital from blood loss though and have increased inflammation (tendonitis in my right wrist started 3 months ago and the neck and shoulder pain continues) - so it is still a bumpy ride!
     
    I am trying to manage my stress levels and have better balance, as fatigue is a big issue for me (and has been for 4 years).
     
    So, how will I do this differently?
    I have to make sure I have enough carbohydrate - this is not low carb!  (I like what Paul Jaminet has written about safe starches) I have to commit to no alcohol to help balance my hormones (reduce estrogen) learn to balance the stress and fatigue - when I am tired, I have to let myself be tired and not 'fight back' with sugars for energy and when stressed, need to come up with an alternative to work through it (tea, walk, try meditation) I will commit writing my meals, moods and symptoms/improvements in this journal for better accountability I know I can feel happier and balanced again (which is how I was feeling when first starting Peat) so I have an incentive to feel like that again - but without the bloating of milk - although I think milk is what I will miss most!
     
    Whole30 starting 1 June!!
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    cpb got a reaction from JJB in Just Do It   
    I have tried to do a Whole30 before, but haven't been successful.  
     
    It has been over 12 months since the last one, and have learned a few things during this period and although some things are the same (still fatigued a lot of the time), some things are different (my menstrual cycle returned after trying a Peat-style diet with much higher carbs).  I ended up in hospital from blood loss though and have increased inflammation (tendonitis in my right wrist started 3 months ago and the neck and shoulder pain continues) - so it is still a bumpy ride!
     
    I am trying to manage my stress levels and have better balance, as fatigue is a big issue for me (and has been for 4 years).
     
    So, how will I do this differently?
    I have to make sure I have enough carbohydrate - this is not low carb!  (I like what Paul Jaminet has written about safe starches) I have to commit to no alcohol to help balance my hormones (reduce estrogen) learn to balance the stress and fatigue - when I am tired, I have to let myself be tired and not 'fight back' with sugars for energy and when stressed, need to come up with an alternative to work through it (tea, walk, try meditation) I will commit writing my meals, moods and symptoms/improvements in this journal for better accountability I know I can feel happier and balanced again (which is how I was feeling when first starting Peat) so I have an incentive to feel like that again - but without the bloating of milk - although I think milk is what I will miss most!
     
    Whole30 starting 1 June!!
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    cpb got a reaction from praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Me too!
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    cpb got a reaction from praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Me too!
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    cpb reacted to praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Juzbo - lol I will always read that in Gangnam voice now
    Julia - I'd add your location in the title somehow, it helps locals find each other
    What's the choc chilli like glimmer?
    If you're having some holidays in Brissie (carbs + alcochol?), maybe go lower fat for balance?
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    cpb reacted to melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    The Mulgrave farmers market is open every sunday, its corner of wellington and jackson rds in the Body Shop HO car park. Easy to get to - south eastern freeway to jackson rd exit (just before east link exit) go north then last left before wellington. I buy nuts, avocado, fruit and veg mainly. they did have free range pork belly for $28/kg! bought the coles one for $10 instead
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    cpb reacted to AmyS in McDonald's   
    That has so many possible double entendres in it that I can't even get to the food metaphor yet...
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    cpb reacted to Aberrantatavia in Jumping off the ledge.... in a good way   
    Yes, I'm jumping off the ledge. But for me this has good implications. Really.

    Technically I think this will be my fourth Whole Something. My first one was at the end of last summer, and it was a great experience. I began to actually sleep for the first time in my adult life. I did another in the fall but it was less than 30 days. I started one on January 2nd, but with my grandchildren here for the last 3 weeks, it's been too tough to adhere strictly to. So today is day 1.

    I've been a little wishy washy about when to start, how long to go for, etc. I was attempting to do a whole 100, but I don't think I'm going to make it that long this time through as I'll be going out to visit my kids and grandkids in April, about 80 days from now. So I decided just to start. And keep going. With no specific goal of a number of days beyond 30, although I know I need longer than that at this point. My sleep is disrupted again, I am sore (fibromyalgia), and my energy level is terrible. And my diet is fairly pure when I'm not on a whole 30, but it seems that any level of unhealthy food has significant detrimental effects on me.

    I need to stop making excuses and make exercise a priority. If I don't move my body, my body fails me. I know this, it's no mystery. I have a spinning bike in my bedroom, a gym membership to a place that is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is a gym at work. I simply choose to make excuses rather than make my body function a priority. If I do not begin to exercise on a regular basis, I will deteriorate no matter what I eat. No matter how small of a step, I will take a step in the right direction today.

    I'm pretty organized for the eating part, I cooked a few things yesterday for the week. I actually get hungry when I get up now, which is a good sign. I don't eat between meals for the most part.

    I used a sleep app that someone was talking about on another thread. It's an iphone app and you lay it next to your pillow and it tells you how you are sleeping. And it wakes you up nicely as well. I used it for the first time last night and if it's accurate, I didn't get into a real deep sleep. I'll see how it works for a few days. I'm pretty sure it's going to pick up on how Rick is sleeping as well, it won't limit itself to my movements. It did say I got into a deeper sleep around 2, and since I didn't used to get into that kind of sleep at all for years, I'm still doing better than I was. Sleeping must be a priority.

    My Happy Place: I'll include something positive in my posts/logs every day.

    Vitamins: I think I need supplements, but it's hard for me to take pills. I take a vitamin D every day right now, but I need to work up to taking several others. Instead of buying all of the things I think I need and shoving them all down my throat starting today, I'm going to start one at a time.

    Journaling/meditating: I will take at least 10 minutes of quiet reflective time every day.

    Purge and Binge: Yeah, I know. But this is a different kind of binge and purge. I'm going to rewrite the tapes in my head. Purge my soul of things that no longer serve me and binge on the stuff that feeds my soul well. This might not happen in every post, but it will be an ongoing process that I include on this journey.

    My overarching goal? To jump off the ledge and land safely in a spot that is better physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually than where I am right now.
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    cpb reacted to melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    It's difficult, isn't it? But 2 steps forward one step back still creates great progress
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    cpb reacted to wheresanita in 3rd whole 30 and STILL not losing weight - what am I doing wrong?   
    Another thing to remember is that the Whole30 is not a weight loss plan. It's designed to help you eliminate less healthy foods from your diet and allow your body to heal from years of 'less healthy' choices. Many people also lose weight - particularly if they were eating a Standard American Diet. If you stick with the plan through the end of your 30 days and you are not content with your body composition perhaps you may want to think about contacting one of the Whole9 consultants to work up a personal plan for you based on your personal goals. Most will take many lifestyle components into consideration - not just diet. It's an investment, but if it gets you the results you want it will be a worthwhile one.
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    cpb reacted to kaybee in 3rd whole 30 and STILL not losing weight - what am I doing wrong?   
    Apologies in advance for being harsh, but....Throw the scale away! Get rid of that measuring tape! You're trading one random number (calories) for another (the number on the scale), and it's going to make you crazy. Seriously, get rid of them. You are strong enough to know how you feel without being told by a machine. What is it someone called it -- "the mechanical instrument of doom"? Something like that. It's true.
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    cpb reacted to Tom Denham in Oh dear :-( snacking   
    The best rhythm of your hormones is supported by eating every 4 to 5 hours, starting within an hour of waking from a good night's sleep. If you eat more frequently, you get the hormonal chemicals sloshing around in your body less efficiently. You really owe it to yourself to feel what it is like to have everything moving along properly.
    The best thing is to eat enough at each meal to be comfortable until your next meal. That can take practice, so it is okay to snack between meals when you are hungry. However, if you are always hungry between meals, you need to rethink what you are eating at meals. You might need to increase portion size or you may need to increase the amount of fat in each meal because fat is very important to feeling satisfied for a few hours. As glimmer mentioned, the direct route to changing your pattern would be to add your snack veggies and nuts to your meal.
    When it comes to snacks, it is really better to eat a mini-meal and not just some veggies or just some fruit or just some nuts. The whole idea of eating is to nourish your body, not to just fill your stomach. When I was getting adjusted to eating this way, I ate as much as 5 to 6 times per day, but then worked down to 4 or 5 and then down to 4 and finally after a while down to 3 meals per day. I am usually comfortable eating 3 times per day now, but still sometimes eat 4 meals. I usually try to eat supper at 7 or 7:30 PM. Last night I ate at 6:30 and felt kind of hungry by 8:30, so I added another "meal" - a can of sardines and a baked sweet potato with dried cranberries and macadamia nuts. I recommend such mini-meals when you are hungry.
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    cpb reacted to Derval in Terez's W30: Jan 2, 2013 - Feb 1, 2013   
    Hmmmm, maybe set up a text reminder to send to your phone.
    10.30pm - start getting ready for bed
    10.35pm - have you got your pj's on?
    10.45 - I hope you're in bed
    etc... Lol