Renee Lee

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    Renee Lee reacted to kb0426 in Don't over think this.   
    damn it. I suck today.
    Renée.
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    Renee Lee reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Detail oriented? Really? The first I've heard of this nonsense. But really, I do want to practice because it is, y'know, part of your name.
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I don't necessarily care where I go....
    I just want to hire Johnny to cook for me
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from kbfries in Bacon or Breakfast Sausage   
    I make my own breakfast sausages with ground pork. They are FANTASTIC. Paleo Comfort Foods has the recipe, and I think Well Fed has one too (I don't have Well Fed yet...I'm hoping the boy buys it for me). Barring those two, you should be able to google around for a compliant one
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    Renee Lee reacted to Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Carla 1#/week is actually a great average, congrats!
    When I talk about the Whole30 program, I often get negative response from people who think it's too restrictive. Their answer to health and weight loss: Everything in moderation.
    I have two problems with this:
    1: Everything: Everything? Really? So a moderate amount of cocaine is alright? How about arsenic? Sure, these are obvious things, but there also are less obvious things. Bread in moderation doesn't work if you're sensitive to gluten. Milk in moderation doesn't work if you're lactose-intolerant. There are also MANY signs of inflamation that are much more subtle than all of this. And you don't know until you self-experiment. Eating everything in moderation won't teach you anything about your body.
    2. Moderation: There are no "guidelines" for moderation. If I eat sushi once a month, most people would say that's moderation. If I go to a restaurant once a month, that's still moderation. Same thing for candies, for baked good, cheeseburger, fries, chocolate, ice cream.. But if I add all these up, it's not moderation anymore. Nobody knows what "moderation" means to their body until they remove some foods from their diet, then reintroduce. Then again, we're back to W30/strict paleo.
    And just by the way, I've never seen anyone improve hormonal response, improve their digestion, their sleep, etc. just by eating everything in moderation. Health is NOT just about weight, people!
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from Keri W. in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Oh, additionally, have you read the book? The genius of the program/book is that it takes logic, applies the science and them considers their own clinical experiences. Yeah, it's not a RCT, but if it works for thousands of people? It's compelling information (even though it doesn't PROVE anything)
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from jrustdc in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    There are actually empirical studies about gut flora changing a your diet changes. I'll try to hunt some down for you. Robb Wolf also has a bunch of data from his risk assessment work with the Reno fire department, but that hasn't been published yet. (it's probably in review)
    More important than the scientific research, is eating minimally processed, nutrient dense foods, rich in veggies and high quality protein, from local sources with ethical/responsible practices REALLY that drastic?
    So you've ditched sugar and grains and dairy...but there is not a single macro or micronutrient in those foods that you cannot get with this program
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from Keri W. in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Everything Tom said, and additionally...the first 2 weeks of the W30 is rough for most people. "Rough" can manifest in a few different ways, and digestive issues are unfortunately one of those ways. I personally rode it out, but short term supplementation is the way to go if you're just really bothered by it. Stick it out the 30 days and do come back if you have continued problems!
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from jrustdc in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    There are actually empirical studies about gut flora changing a your diet changes. I'll try to hunt some down for you. Robb Wolf also has a bunch of data from his risk assessment work with the Reno fire department, but that hasn't been published yet. (it's probably in review)
    More important than the scientific research, is eating minimally processed, nutrient dense foods, rich in veggies and high quality protein, from local sources with ethical/responsible practices REALLY that drastic?
    So you've ditched sugar and grains and dairy...but there is not a single macro or micronutrient in those foods that you cannot get with this program
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from jhmomi in Post Whole30 Logs   
    jhmomi, I'm beginning to think that you're just making things up now!
    ...Let me check in with Matt again
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from jhmomi in Post Whole30 Logs   
    Thank GOD!
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    Renee Lee reacted to Tom Denham in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Your gut flora adjusts to whatever you eat habitually. When you change your habits, your gut flora must adjust too, but those changes tend to be slow. Your digestion is probably disturbed right now because your gut flora is still good for your old diet, but has not grown in the proper ways to digest your new diet. That's why you need digestive enzymes and maybe probiotics. Many people can adjust without taking supplements, but for those who adjust slowly, the sensible thing to do is supplement. Many people no longer need supplements after their bodies have had enough time to adjust.
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from jhmomi in Post Whole30 Logs   
    Hey Renee,
    Sorry about that! I think the admins forgot to click something off when they added the section. Robin and I can at least ACCESS the forum, but we can't post to it either, or click into any of the threads. We know there's a problem and we're working on it!
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from kbfries in Bacon or Breakfast Sausage   
    I make my own breakfast sausages with ground pork. They are FANTASTIC. Paleo Comfort Foods has the recipe, and I think Well Fed has one too (I don't have Well Fed yet...I'm hoping the boy buys it for me). Barring those two, you should be able to google around for a compliant one
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from kbfries in Bacon or Breakfast Sausage   
    I make my own breakfast sausages with ground pork. They are FANTASTIC. Paleo Comfort Foods has the recipe, and I think Well Fed has one too (I don't have Well Fed yet...I'm hoping the boy buys it for me). Barring those two, you should be able to google around for a compliant one
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    Renee Lee got a reaction from kbfries in Bacon or Breakfast Sausage   
    I make my own breakfast sausages with ground pork. They are FANTASTIC. Paleo Comfort Foods has the recipe, and I think Well Fed has one too (I don't have Well Fed yet...I'm hoping the boy buys it for me). Barring those two, you should be able to google around for a compliant one