LindsayO

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  1. I find that coconut oil and butter really helps with satiety but I experience bloating as a result. I suspect I have candida and probably experience die off symptoms with coconut. I do not tolerate starchy carbs/fruit so I try to stay on the higher fat spectrum. It’s just that compared to the other fat sources, coconut really helps me with satiety. Anybody else experience unpleasant side effects of coconut? I wonder if I stay with the program and take a probiotic, that things will sort itself out with time?
  2. I was pre-diabetic a year ago and struggle with sugar addiction and I'm pretty sure I'm diabetic now. Should I avoid starch and fruit on my whole30? I feel like fruit definitely affects my blood sugar and potatoes usually make me feel lethargic and just lousy.
  3. Hello! I will search online for similar topics posted in the past, but I could use some tips on doing the Whole30 with severe insulin resistance (Pre-diabetic). Today is day 1 of my whole30 and I'm transitioning from eating cupcakes for lunch to the Whole30 plan.... I intend on following the rules/recommendations and know it will help, but are there any guidelines I can pay special attention to that can help with IR? Just looking for any specific guidelines that I can really focus on that will help with IR. Thanks! And while I know it will take time, I'm just looking for things I can focus on to start bringing relief (blood sugar normalization) somewhat soon....
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    Primal Kitchen Mayo

    Thank you! Hi
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    Primal Kitchen Mayo

    Hello! Does anyone use the Primal Kitchen Mayo for their meals? Do you like it? Also, what do you use mayo for in your meals? The only thing that comes to my mind is artichokes and a chicken salad. I’m thinking of using some mayo to add some fat to my meals. Thank you!
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    Dark Chocolate Cravings

    Thank you Sam and LadyShanny! Great suggestions here. I think it's a very good strategy to do something else when the cravings hit, instead of doing nothing (or giving in). So I will go for a walk, etc, or eat some olives and I think it's practical to expect the first few days to just kind of suck. I go to chocolate for comfort in times of stress. So it's about creating new stress relievers and being patient with myself during the transition....
  7. In preparing for my Whole30, I have given up most non-compliant whole30 foods. The only thing is I switched to dark chocolate for sugar cravings, and I'm having a hard time giving it up! In order to fully commit to the program and follow the guidelines, I just need some advice on what to do when the dark chocolate craving comes up.... If anyone has struggled with chocolate of any sort and was able to successfully give it up, what did you do? And what do you do in that moment where you think that "some chocolate would be really nice right now"? Thanks!
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    Food advice for small kids

    Thanks! I do something similar but I add the peptides to milk.
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    Food advice for small kids

    Thanks!
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    Food advice for small kids

    Hello, My guy will be 5 in July, and has always been a little guy. To illustrate, size 4 pants are still way to big for him. His energy is fine, everything else is fine. But his doctor has always been concerned about his weight and I refuse to give him pediasure. I do use the Whole 30 template as a guide, and thankfully he does eat veggies, lots of eggs, avocado, compliant bacon, olives, and coconut. He'll only eat a few pieces of meat on his plate though. Any suggestions? I feel like I've done everything possible to give him whole 30 foods. He's not crazy about potatoes, (he does love sweet potato fries.....) And he does eat plenty of regular SAD food at daycare during the week.
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    Starchy Carbs Necessary?

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help. I will eat within an hour of waking and focus on the meal template, getting enough veg and fat in.
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    Starchy Carbs Necessary?

    As a matter of fact, yes, I do! I'm super tired in the morning when waking up, then my coffee helps....then after lunch I totally hit a wall and can't keep my eyes open, until I get home in the evening. Then when I get home from work I'm not as tired.
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    Starchy Carbs Necessary?

    Thank you so much! I am literally doing everything in my power to not fall asleep at my desk today... I can increase the veg and fat, but will the eating within an hour of waking really help with energy? Guess it's a hard habit to break, but if that is where some of the magic happens with energy, I'm all for it!
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    Starchy Carbs Necessary?

    I suspect a lot of tough love is going to follow as I am not following some guidelines.... Wake up at 6:00 and have a cup of black coffee, make breakfast to take with me to work. M1 at 8:30-3 eggs, 4 slices of complaint bacon, half an avocado if it's ripe! M2 at noon-2 cups of spinach on top of salmon patty, 1 tbs olive oil and vinegar M3 at 6:00-8 oz steak with 2 cups of steamed broccoli with some olive oil on top. Now, I was eating a ton of roasted veg (Brussels sprouts) with a generous amount of olive oil (after it's roasted) and I actually became addicted as it was sooooo good! I was having heaps of it with every meal, then I got a yeast overgrowth/infection and wondered if there was a correlation to the increase in Brussels sprouts. Or it could have been nuts as I went overboard on nuts recently so added nuts to my "no" list. Pretty sure I need to try adding more veg and fat, and eat an hour within waking
  15. Hello, I know I am not eating enough as I am either always hungry or fatigued. Definitely no tiger blood here. https://whole30.com/2017/05/tiger-blood-help/ This article sums it up perfectly for me. I am also pre-diabetic, and starchy carbs and fruit usually make me feel horrible (foggy brained, irritable, blood sugar spike). Starchy carbs make me feel like crap but then eating on the lower carb spectrum also makes me feel like crap. Is it possible to do a whole30 without starchy carbs? Happy to post a typical day of eating, and if it is possible to do a whole30 without starchy carbs, I suspect I need to focus on getting more low starch veg and fat. Thanks!