Zyriel

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    Zyriel got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    I am seriously considering doing multiple days of each. I had thought maybe two or 3 days, and perhaps make the in-between days a minimum of 3 and more if needed. I have not approached my first re-intro day yet but I had a similar curiosity about this as you do. I'm also splitting my foods up a lot more than the base plan. Even with one day per, and two between, my plan is stretched out to 30 days.
     
    I really appreciate this thread though. I've put a "what to look for" section into each re-intro day. I know I need to sort of "look for everything" but knowing common reactions is helpful.
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    Zyriel got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    I am seriously considering doing multiple days of each. I had thought maybe two or 3 days, and perhaps make the in-between days a minimum of 3 and more if needed. I have not approached my first re-intro day yet but I had a similar curiosity about this as you do. I'm also splitting my foods up a lot more than the base plan. Even with one day per, and two between, my plan is stretched out to 30 days.
     
    I really appreciate this thread though. I've put a "what to look for" section into each re-intro day. I know I need to sort of "look for everything" but knowing common reactions is helpful.
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    Zyriel reacted to LucieB in The crazy things people say   
     
    Similarly, I've heard "You say you don't eat dairy, but you're eating mayonnaise". 
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    Zyriel reacted to WholeUs in The crazy things people say   
    Another question: Why are people more concerned about what we eat when we're eating healthy? If I showed up at work in the morning with McDonalds breakfast with a soda, had Taco Bell for lunch with a soda, and then pizza for dinner - complained of a headache the next day - not a single person would mention that maybe its due to the food that I ate the prior day. But if I eat Whole30 and then complain of a headache - people are concerned that I may be missing out on a nutrient or something.
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    Zyriel reacted to missmary in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    you know somebody is doing a whole30 when....you see them looking confused in the produce department with the whole30 book, a notebook, mom, dad and two kids all working together to try and figure out what they need to buy.
     
    Ok, this wasn't me, but I really wanted to give them a big hug, lol.
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    Zyriel reacted to ladyshanny in Questions about Reintroduction   
    I would say also that instead of focussing or wondering about reintroduction when you are barely a third of the way through the program, focus on the now.  All the lessons and signs and signals that you should be learning about your body.  How you feel when you eat enough vs not enough, how your sleep is when you add starchy veggies, how your exercise/energy levels are.  The more attention you pay to yourself as you go along, the better equipped you are going to be to assess your reaction to foods as you start to reintroduce them at the end.
     
    You may very likely find that at the end of 30 days that you are going to desire (or not desire) things in a very different way than you do now. Chocolate, wine and turkey sandwiches may not hold the same appeal to you once you have completed the program.
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    Zyriel got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    I am seriously considering doing multiple days of each. I had thought maybe two or 3 days, and perhaps make the in-between days a minimum of 3 and more if needed. I have not approached my first re-intro day yet but I had a similar curiosity about this as you do. I'm also splitting my foods up a lot more than the base plan. Even with one day per, and two between, my plan is stretched out to 30 days.
     
    I really appreciate this thread though. I've put a "what to look for" section into each re-intro day. I know I need to sort of "look for everything" but knowing common reactions is helpful.
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    Zyriel got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    I am seriously considering doing multiple days of each. I had thought maybe two or 3 days, and perhaps make the in-between days a minimum of 3 and more if needed. I have not approached my first re-intro day yet but I had a similar curiosity about this as you do. I'm also splitting my foods up a lot more than the base plan. Even with one day per, and two between, my plan is stretched out to 30 days.
     
    I really appreciate this thread though. I've put a "what to look for" section into each re-intro day. I know I need to sort of "look for everything" but knowing common reactions is helpful.
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    Zyriel reacted to Carlaccini in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
     
    Wow Noelle - you and I are sugar twins -     
     
    Combine sugar with soy - I become just a plain miserable, mean, short tempered tyrant.  Depression soon kicks in afterwards.  To think that was my normal for many years.....
     
    Cheese - within 4 to 6 hours of consuming cheese I have an Hidraenitis Suppurativa reaction
    Any other dairy - upset stomach, and basically extreme evacuation mode within the hour of consumption.  Evacuation process has been know to last for 24 hours or more.
    Gluten Grains - if item has a high fat content reaction is minor.  If no fat content - it will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.  However I noticed a correlation between grain consumption and intensity of menstrual migraines. Also notice head scales, and roseacea flare after consuming gluten.
    Gluten free grains - gassy, bloating, odd combination of constipation and explosive diarrhea (sorry for the TMI)
    Rice - constipation for a minimum of 48 hours.  
    Legumes - same as Gluten Free grains
     
    I am also sensitive to a lot of AIP foods
    Raw tomatoes or peppers - I get a psoriasis flare.  Cooked seems to be ok
    Nuts - the usual bloating and digestive distress.  And they mess up my sleep
    Eggs - within a half hour my knee and hip are aching.  The quality of eggs make the difference here.  Cage free eggs are better (but still cause joint tenderness) Also correlation between eggs and eczema.  Dropping dairy helped significantly, however still had eczema pretty badly on my hands.  It has since completely cleared.
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    Zyriel reacted to ThyPeace in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Corn gives me a belly ache that's right next door to hunger.  Took me a long time to figure out the difference.   Lactose gives me horrible, painful gas.  (Lactaid makes it painless diarrhea, which is not exactly an improvement.) Rice gives me a serious case of feeling awful that I can't even explain.  Like my head is going to explode. Sugar tastes fantastic.  I have to remind myself of its evils because they're so subtle. Legumes improve my digestion and seem to make me feel overall better. Wheat seems to be neutral-to-good in terms of body reaction, but I worry about the empty calories, so limit it anyway.  
    ThyPeace, had sugar today.
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    Zyriel reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... when the sight of red tinged pee/poo does not have them immediately thinking they're dying 'cos they're well accustomed to the beet effect... 
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    Zyriel reacted to ladyshanny in Failed Mayo 101   
    That seems like a lot of oil, actually.  How much lime did you use? Try throwing another egg yolk in the failed mayo and blending again with your stick blender.
     
    My recipe is 1.25 cups oil, one egg, 2 tbsp acid (I love lime!), dry mustard and salt.  
     
    Edited to add: If you don't want to try and save it, blend in some fresh herbs like dill, parsley, cilantro, garlic, onion powder etc and make a ranch dressing!  Or mix in some Frank's Red Hot and drizzle it over cooked meats as a sort of buffalo sauce.
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    Zyriel reacted to LindaLee in Eating too much fat?   
    Thank you! The answer is yes, I believe I am fitting the meal template and nope, I'm not unreasonably hungry! I Crossfit five times a week and if I eat less than this, I'm ravenous and do very poorly at my WOD.
    I will delete my little app and go happily along my Whole30 way...
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    Zyriel reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    How will your baby get enough nutrition/calcium/iron without rice cereal?
     
    Won't your baby have more allergies if you don't eat [x] while you're pregnant?
     
    Yep. Nope. Stop trying to make me feel like I'm somehow doing bad things to my future child by only eaten gluten-free grains once per day when I'm not on a Whole 30. Trust that I know what makes my body feel good and, therefore, make my baby feel good.
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    Zyriel reacted to Maureen Boyle in The crazy things people say   
    BF:  What are you eating?
    me: Scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and sweet potatoes
    BF:  Huh.  And you don't even flinch.
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    Zyriel reacted to Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: How's the diet going?
     
    Me: It's not a diet, it's a way of life!
     
    Coworker: Oh...How's the way of life going??
     

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    Zyriel reacted to GlennR in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    Zyriel reacted to Mads in The crazy things people say   
    On Galentine's day (Feb 13), all my coworkers treated each other with cheesecake, fried chicken biscuits, and donuts. They all know about my W30 and never offered me any -- and they never make fun/say dumb stuff either (they're all impressed with my resolve, actually). So you can imagine my surprise when I returned to my desk after a meeting to find...
     
    A bite-sized frosted brownie.
     
    Me: "Who even put this here? Is this a joke??"
    Coworker: "It's from _________. She left one for everyone and we just didn't know what to do with it so we just left it there! I'm so sorry we tempted you!"
     
    LOL. Please. I watched them all eat chocolate-dipped cheesecake. A walmart brownie with crusty frosting would not be my undoing.
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    Zyriel reacted to paisleypeach in The crazy things people say   
    "I feel like you are trying to make me feel guilty by eating this way."
     
    Yes, because me doing this program is all about YOU... 
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    Zyriel reacted to stealthstitcher in The crazy things people say   
    Oh, holiday meals with relatives ...
     
    "I don't think we need to have a vegetable today, because we're having one tomorrow."
           Heaven forbid you eat vegetables two days in a row. And the next day's "vegetable" was green bean casserole. 
     
    "I wouldn't trust a turkey raised on some farm. Factories are able to keep meat in ideal conditions, so it's safer."
           Yup, "factories" are known for their ideal conditions. Whereas, raising poultry on farms ... who does that?
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    Zyriel reacted to HealthCreators in The crazy things people say   
    We had a party where the color of the cream inside a cake would tell everybody is the hosts were expecting a baby boy (blue) or baby girl (pink). The answer was girl... we were very happy for them (although we could see that the guy was secretly still wishing it was blue).

    I was happy sipping my tea, when the mom-to-be's mother offered me a piece of  thecake, which I kindly declined. She persisted, I persisted politely. And then she said: you cannot refuse the cake, this party is about the cake....

    :-) Funny, I thought it was celebrating a new life. Didn't need cake for that!
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    Zyriel reacted to Kate C Mayone in The crazy things people say   
     
     
    Hahaha - The first thing my sister said to me... "Wait, you're not drinking??  For 30 DAYS??  That's the worst thing I've ever heard".  We had this conversation on a Monday morning no less when she was already counting down her days to the weekend where she can 'cheat'.  She is respectful of my food choices and gives me a lot of credit which is why I love her so much.  Still it's funny how different yet similar we are...she's actually my motivation to make better healthier choices.  She says the only way she couldn't drink for that long was if she was pregnant.  Crazy what people will do for someone else but not themselves 
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    Zyriel reacted to Sissy13 in The crazy things people say   
    This one is from work after telling co-workers that I was following Whole30:
    "We're catering lunch; well, except for you because it won't be one of your 30 foods."
    I think it's funny that there is a perception that the 30 means a finite number of allowed foods.
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    Zyriel reacted to Britishgal in The crazy things people say   
    Me: We aren't buying that ham it is full of cr*p
    Mother: Don't be ridiculous, its not for you, its for the children
     

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    Zyriel reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
     
    This is a tricky question. I'm someone who eats pretty darn close to the whole30 every single day, but I am not "on" a whole30. It took a while, but basically, I had to get to the point where I make my own decisions. I own them. I can't say: I don't eat that because Dallas and Melissa say I shouldn't. I say: I don't eat that because I don't want to (because I know it makes me feel like crap afterwards). This was an important distinction for me. Doing a true whole30 requires careful vigilance about minute quantities of ingredients that can feel a little out of balance. Now that I'm post-whole30, I'm willing to continue to be careful and read labels and avoid soy like the plague, for example, but I give a tiny spec of sugar a pass because I know my body can handle that quantity. I give baby red potatoes a pass when they appear on my plate at a restaurant. The way I'm eating just feels more natural and sustainable that way.
     
    Now, you may find post whole30 that you don't want to reintroduce anything ever. But even if you don't, you are now doing meadowlilly's plan, which just so happens to be exactly the same as the whole30. It's your choice, and you can continue to make that choice for as long as you want.
     
    Or another perspective, which I've seen play out on the boards: sometimes when people don't take these choices on as their own, they may do a whole30 or a whole60 or a whole100 or whatever and then once it is "done" the rebel takes over and they go right back to SAD. Not being "on" something means I'm never "done" I just make choices one by one as they present themselves, using my whole30 experiences to guide me.