racheleats

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    racheleats reacted to annael in Day 12: stinky gas since I started   
    ok thank, i see the major component is senna leaves, i know it! i thx
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    racheleats got a reaction from annael in Day 12: stinky gas since I started   
    I use the Natural Calm magnesium, and have been taking it at night since it makes me sleepy. This is the tea that I tried and had some good luck with. https://thrivemarket.com/p/traditional-medicinals-organic-smooth-move-tea?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_medium=pla&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Shopping_Food_Beverages&utm_content=032917002006&utm_term=google-pla_na&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiYjf_8zg2wIVx1mGCh2cww15EAYYASABEgLT1vD_BwE 
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    racheleats got a reaction from annael in Day 12: stinky gas since I started   
    I've been having some digestion/bloating/constipation issues the past week or so, and I have cut out almost all of the FODMAP foods I was eating (TONS of avocado, apples, almost every veggie), got some "Smooth Move" tea, and got back into my regular magnesium habit. The tea has helped a lot with the constipation...I've just had two cups, one per night and already have relief. And I'm hoping that limiting the FODMAPS and getting back to taking the magnesium will help me stay more regular. I will probably only have the tea one more night, since it's definitely a laxative and I don't want to rely on that or get into a bad habit, you know?
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    racheleats reacted to Alura in Starting today!!! Gotta lose weight-I don't want health issues   
    Thank you!  I'll definitely take your advice. 
    I think that's what happened to me with other diets, my boy/hormones got stressed out.  I hadn't lost much weight in the last 2 years and I thought my food intake was fine.
    I'm glad to be eliminating things.  I'm not into legumes or dairy anyhow.  But eliminating all sugar is gonna be so tricky because it's everywhere!
    Thank you!!
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    racheleats got a reaction from LizaQ in Starting today!!! Gotta lose weight-I don't want health issues   
    Good luck!! Remember, try not to tweak the whole30 to get more weight loss (skipping meals, not eating enough fat, undereating, etc.). In the long run that will not help you, and can often have the opposite effect of what you want since your hormones will still be stressed out!
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    racheleats got a reaction from LizaQ in Starting today!!! Gotta lose weight-I don't want health issues   
    Good luck!! Remember, try not to tweak the whole30 to get more weight loss (skipping meals, not eating enough fat, undereating, etc.). In the long run that will not help you, and can often have the opposite effect of what you want since your hormones will still be stressed out!
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    racheleats got a reaction from bkruse in Living with Non-Whole30'ers   
    Talk to them about it when they ask, or when an incident like the angel food cake confusion (lol) comes up - otherwise I would just keep on making your delicious meals and reaping all the benefits! Whenever I am with a group of people not doing a w30, I always offer to cook or bring the food. That's probably a lot for you to do ALL the time, but it makes it less awkward to have to tell someone how and what you can eat, and you can totally make a meal that's perfect for you! And that everyone else will enjoy.
    When I did my first w30, I got lots of comments about my "weird diet", but now 4 years later, I live a mostly w30 lifestyle and all my family and friends know about it (and some have done it themselves) so it's definitely less uncomfortable now! Good luck!!
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    racheleats got a reaction from LizaQ in Starting today!!! Gotta lose weight-I don't want health issues   
    Good luck!! Remember, try not to tweak the whole30 to get more weight loss (skipping meals, not eating enough fat, undereating, etc.). In the long run that will not help you, and can often have the opposite effect of what you want since your hormones will still be stressed out!
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    racheleats got a reaction from bkruse in Living with Non-Whole30'ers   
    Talk to them about it when they ask, or when an incident like the angel food cake confusion (lol) comes up - otherwise I would just keep on making your delicious meals and reaping all the benefits! Whenever I am with a group of people not doing a w30, I always offer to cook or bring the food. That's probably a lot for you to do ALL the time, but it makes it less awkward to have to tell someone how and what you can eat, and you can totally make a meal that's perfect for you! And that everyone else will enjoy.
    When I did my first w30, I got lots of comments about my "weird diet", but now 4 years later, I live a mostly w30 lifestyle and all my family and friends know about it (and some have done it themselves) so it's definitely less uncomfortable now! Good luck!!
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    racheleats reacted to ilanam in Day 9 - Nothing Appeals   
    Thank you all! Now being on day 16 i feel like i have really hit my stride. I have moved on to more interesting meals and i actually feel like at work i am snacking a lot less!
    Maybe i just had to hit that day where the flip switched. I am using nomnom paleo cookbooks now and adjusting to make them whole 30 compliant and everything has been so tasty and satisfying!
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    racheleats reacted to darianrd in day 26 and i just wanna quit   
    Thanks, Shannon!! I decided not to quit and I mad an awesome Whole30 meal today and that gave me energy and I feel better! thanks also for replying!
     
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    racheleats got a reaction from suzannes in Doing this solo - in a house of non-particiants   
    There can't be hidden things that they don't list on the ingredients, but you've got the right idea limiting nuts and nut butters, they're not the best choices for fats and they can really disrupt digestion!
    @StefM Try to stay away from anything to "replace" your regular post dinner dessert. Replacing ice cream with a fruit bowl full of nut butter and coconut shreds while technically compliant completely misses the point of the program - resetting your habits and warding off sugar cravings. If you're craving something sweet give yourself something salty like olives instead. Save the fruit/nut butter for after your 30 days, because it does sound delicious! That really does suck that your husband is "teasing" you with the ice cream - not so supportive at all!!
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    racheleats got a reaction from ladyshanny in Not a fan of Avocado or Coconut   
    Here's what I would do with your breakfast - add a tsp of ghee to the sweet potatoes AFTER they are cooked, make the mayo into ranch dressing (or get tessemae's ranch) and drizzle over the veggies/sausage, or you could mix the mayo with some spices or just have it plain and dip the chicken sausage in it!
    You could also add some more roasted veggies to bulk it up and that should hold you over a little longer!
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    racheleats got a reaction from ladyshanny in Not a fan of Avocado or Coconut   
    Here's what I would do with your breakfast - add a tsp of ghee to the sweet potatoes AFTER they are cooked, make the mayo into ranch dressing (or get tessemae's ranch) and drizzle over the veggies/sausage, or you could mix the mayo with some spices or just have it plain and dip the chicken sausage in it!
    You could also add some more roasted veggies to bulk it up and that should hold you over a little longer!
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    racheleats got a reaction from JaneH55 in Do I have to start over?   
    Hang in there! It can take a few days of adjusting with the meal sizes/template but you'll figure it out and then from there it's smooth sailing!
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    racheleats reacted to suzannes in Breakfast struggles   
    @SugarcubeOD and @ladyshanny and all the moderators are great, super helpful - I wouldn't want to do this (for the 1st time) without you and the forums, but especially you *on* the forums. Thank you!! 
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    racheleats reacted to sweetcee in Day 20 and bummed   
    I’m allergic to avocado and don’t love mayo (texture), so I eat a lot of olives and coconut flakes/shreds. I also use ghee, Tessemae’s, and ranch dressing as added fat. Like, drizzle ghee on veggies after cooking. And bacon or prosciutto sometimes.
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    racheleats reacted to slc_melissa in First Timer with some questions on food!   
    But even if you find a shopping list, double check everything because A) The internet can be the wild west out there as far as what bloggers label Whole30, B) It's good practice so you know exactly what you're looking for, C) Recipes and ingredient lists can change over time, and over regional variability.  (I know for certain I bought some sort of compliant tomato/marinara sauce at Trader Joe's years ago.  Last night it was nowhere to be found.)  But the lists can be helpful and give good ideas.
    You didn't ask this specifically, but there is no Whole30 app, and if you come across one, it is not approved and should be treated with extreme suspicion!  
    The first few days/weeks of reading tons of labels might be time-consuming, but then you'll be a pro and breeze through the grocery store!
     
     
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    racheleats reacted to eleobu in Day 20 and bummed   
    Interesting, yes I love avocados! I forgot my half today and my lunch was not as good.  I didn't realize it but I guess it was the nuts that were causing digestion issues, so thx and I was definitely eating more than I should. I will dial that back (and my husband will probably be grateful too).  
    So are you putting mayo (in various forms) on your food as the fat? I hadn't thought of that. This is really helpful, thank you!!! 
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    racheleats got a reaction from littleg in Pork tenderloin recipes?   
    I made a great ranch pork loin recipe from the blog "Pretend It's a Donut" - she originally shared it on the whole30recipes Instagram page - pretty easy and really delicious!
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    racheleats reacted to AriSaysShesTired in Headaches   
    I don't believe @jmcbn meant the snacking was causing the headaches, but rather the Larabar and it's sugar content (albeit natural sugar).
    I have only been on this lifestyle shift for a few days, and am getting headaches myself. However, I do believe in the message behind this cleanse; sometimes your body needs a shock to remind it that it is not functioning at the optimum setting. If you drown yourself in sugar and carby grease (as DELICIOUS as it is), your brain can't remember what it did before all that.
    Whole30 cannot be considered a fad diet, in my opinion, because it's not a diet. We are not meant to complete the 30 days and jump right back into our old habits... that would be counter productive. Whole30 is supposed to help you become present within your relationship with food, and allow you to start fresh with it for a brighter, healthier future. Fad diets are for people who want a quick fix with very little permanency. 
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    racheleats reacted to laura_juggles in Natural Flavors added to food?   
    @AAC5453 I've copied and pasted this from the FDA website:
    How can I know if there is MSG in my food?
    FDA requires that foods containing added MSG list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. However, MSG occurs naturally in ingredients such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extracts, and protein isolate, as well as in tomatoes and cheeses. While FDA requires that these products be listed on the ingredient panel, the agency does not require the label to also specify that they naturally contain MSG. However, foods with any ingredient that naturally contains MSG cannot claim “No MSG” or “No added MSG” on their packaging. MSG also cannot be listed as “spices and flavoring.”
     
    If you're going to call someone out, maybe get your information from the source of the regulation rather than a propaganda website like "truth in labeling". We already recommend that people not consume products with the list I made bold above because of the naturally occurring MSG. However, just as fruits and veggies are allowed despite their naturally occurring sugar and even tomatoes with their naturally occurring MSG, no one is going to show up at someone's house and kick them out of the Whole30 for using a beef broth with yeast extract in it. 

    We can encourage people to make better choices and look for items that don't contain added flavorings or preservatives, but if that cup of coconut-flavored coffee with "natural flavorings" makes someone a little happier when they're having a tough day or a can of LaCroix with its "natural flavorings" helps someone kick a 4-Diet-Coke-a-day habit, it's not a bad thing. It's better for us to cheer someone on for their small steps of progress than to tell them "oh well, you made soup with broth containing yeast extract and that's mucked it all up too bad you're not trying hard enough."
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    racheleats got a reaction from BSH in Breakfast   
    Today for breakfast I had a big bowl of mixed greens and spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, some homemade breakfast sausage and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Not really a "traditional" breakfast but really freaking good - and no eggs!
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    racheleats reacted to Joyt in Sudden bout of extreme bloating   
    The bloating got extreme after dinner, and out of desperation I looked to YouTube for help and did this yoga video twice and got immediate relief
    hope it helps anyone else struggling with bloating!