sstrayer

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    sstrayer got a reaction from vozelle in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Wow SherriC -- I wouldn't have been able to survive even 1 minute if I had chocolate peanut butter ice cream in the house!  That would DEFINITELY be my downfall!  Don't be too hard on yourself.  You'll get back on track!  
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    sstrayer got a reaction from jgmoses1 in How much do you off-road?   
    I finished my first W30 two weeks ago.  Have felt so great.  I'm at my goal weight (5'3" and 111 pounds) and no health issues.  So far, my "going forward" post W30 plan is going to be eating W30 (but relaxing the "no sugar added rule") MOST of the time (95%), avoiding dairy, grains, legumes, but allowing myself a glass of wine and/or a piece of high quality, delicious dark chocolate several times a week.  So far, the dark chocolate hasn't made me crave more sugar and so this plan seems to be working so far.  And I just LOVE a glass of wine and dark chooclate and so it's totally worth it to me.  And then on special occasions, I will probably allow myself a delicious treat like for dessert at a nice restaurant, every now and then or when on vacation.  So far, that's my plan and we'll see how it works!  I also plan to do another STRICT W30 once a year (next June) or sooner if my eating habits worsen over time.   
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    sstrayer reacted to ladyshanny in How much do you off-road?   
    I will eat conventional cake or a cupcake about once or twice a year.  Ice cream maybe 4-5 times over the whole summer. Alcohol about once a week, if that.  The longer I go eating Whole30 compliant meals three times a day (I think I'm at 2 or 3 years now), the less garbage ever seems to be worth it.  And the longer I go without that garbage, the bigger the "off-roads" seem.  What I mean is that at the beginning I would consider two or three off-roads per week as an acceptable limit and now if I off-road two or three instances in a month I feel I've overdone it.  
     
    I do have significant and negative reactions to most off plan foods anyway so soy, dairy and gluten are rarely worth it which means my off-roading options are fairly limited to begin with.
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    sstrayer got a reaction from vozelle in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    So that latte this morning sure didn't taste as good as I remembered! I guess I'm used to the stronger coffee now without all the milk to water it down. I didn't have any horrible reaction --- just felt so full and slightly bloated after drinking it. But it just didn't taste all that good. So back to strict W30 for now until I feel like trying something else!
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    sstrayer got a reaction from SherriC in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Trying dairy for first time today ---- a latte from starbucks.  I never plan on adding back milk in my coffee at home or on a regular basis because I know from a previous similar elimination diet I did a few years ago that it affects my digestion and complexion (at least back then it did), but I want to test it now because if hubby and I are on the road or on vacation, I might want a latte.  We will see how it goes!  
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    sstrayer reacted to Renee Lee in Question about lentils   
    Additionally, you really should keep in mind that there are VERY few foods not including in the Whole30 that you could ever make an argument are a good choice from purely a nutritional profile. The only one that immediately comes to mind is grassfed dairy.
    One of Whole30/Paleo's biggest selling points is that it is full of the MOST nutrient dense-foods you can put into your body. Assuming you believe that, saying, "_____ is a good source of _____" is really a bad way to look at things when thinking about off-roading and/or adding old foods back in, because you will be hard-pressed to prove that you couldn't get a BETTER source of that nutrient within the approved food lists.
    Personally, I've always treated the "adding things back in" phase as an experiment in, "what can I get away with?" acknowledging that sticking with whole30 foods is healthier, but that the trade-off of health vs. food enjoyment for certain things just isn't worth it for me. So I would really look at the foods you're thinking about a consider WHY you want to add them back in. I never added beans or lentils back in, because I really don't love them. I can live without ever having another kidney bean or chickpea, and I trust that I'm getting all the protein/fiber/etc from other sources. I DO love hummus, but a) it's way less fun without pita bread, and guacamole is better.
    I added things back in the following way:
    Dairy. I <3 cheese, and see above for the healthy reasons I mentioned above. (I can't do dairy for long bouts, or else my allergies act up, but that's just my experience.)
    Rice
    Honey/Maple Syrup
    Booze (I was never a big drinker, so I didn't miss it)

    Anyway, that's just me. Everybody's cost-benefit is different!
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    sstrayer got a reaction from SherriC in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Trying dairy for first time today ---- a latte from starbucks.  I never plan on adding back milk in my coffee at home or on a regular basis because I know from a previous similar elimination diet I did a few years ago that it affects my digestion and complexion (at least back then it did), but I want to test it now because if hubby and I are on the road or on vacation, I might want a latte.  We will see how it goes!  
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    sstrayer got a reaction from BigMomma in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Glad you're feeling better BigMamma! I feel back to normal now as well...those corn tortilla chips (or whatever it was) that I reacted to are out of my system and since yesterday afternoon, I've felt great again! I'm basically staying complaint now until Tuesday, when I think I'm going to try dairy for the first time with some milk in my coffee. I'm not wanting to add back milk in my coffee on a daily basis, but I'd like to know how I react to it in case I want a latte from Starbucks every now and then. We'll see!!!
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    sstrayer got a reaction from BigMomma in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Glad you're feeling better BigMamma! I feel back to normal now as well...those corn tortilla chips (or whatever it was) that I reacted to are out of my system and since yesterday afternoon, I've felt great again! I'm basically staying complaint now until Tuesday, when I think I'm going to try dairy for the first time with some milk in my coffee. I'm not wanting to add back milk in my coffee on a daily basis, but I'd like to know how I react to it in case I want a latte from Starbucks every now and then. We'll see!!!
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    sstrayer got a reaction from vozelle in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Thanks for the feedback! Trying just plain corn tortillas is a good idea. I just miss chips and salsa so wanted to try that. I asked about the salsa and the ingredients were compliant. I didn't ask about the oil used for the chips. The rest of my meal was compliant --- just a salad with ceviche on top and an oil and vinear dressing.
    Tytbodyin30 --- yes I finished my first whole30 on June 30. Love this way of eating so much. I'm doing a slow roll reintroduction just adding foods I miss. So far wine and dark dark chocolate have been fine and a little xylitol in my coffee. Thanks for the feedback! This is like a science experiment!
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    sstrayer got a reaction from vozelle in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Thanks for the feedback! Trying just plain corn tortillas is a good idea. I just miss chips and salsa so wanted to try that. I asked about the salsa and the ingredients were compliant. I didn't ask about the oil used for the chips. The rest of my meal was compliant --- just a salad with ceviche on top and an oil and vinear dressing.
    Tytbodyin30 --- yes I finished my first whole30 on June 30. Love this way of eating so much. I'm doing a slow roll reintroduction just adding foods I miss. So far wine and dark dark chocolate have been fine and a little xylitol in my coffee. Thanks for the feedback! This is like a science experiment!
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    sstrayer reacted to sstrayer in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    Hi everyone. So I tried corn tortilla chips with salsa last night. I had probably about 20 chips. The rest of my meal was compliant. Within an hour I felt nausea but it was high up, almost like heart burn but it didn't burn. Just felt nauseous. Also my throat felt all swollen inside. So strange. Slight headache. I'm fine this morning. I'm not sure what to think....if it was the chips or salsa, or perhaps both. Maybe I need to isolate the corn ships without salsa next time to be sure. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
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    sstrayer got a reaction from vozelle in Junebugs 2016 - Pressing On!!   
    My husband and I finished our first Whole30 on June 30.  Really have enjoyed it a lot.  We've never felt better.  Husband lost 10 pounds (wants to lose 10 more ultimately) and I lost 5 (I'm at my goal weight now).  We are slowly reintroducing.  So far, just wine, and a little xylitol and nutpods creamer in our morning coffee.  Last night we each had a tiny piece of 80% dark chocolate and it was SO good, and amazingly sweet.  No adverse reactions to anything so far.  We aren't in a big hurry to reintroduce foods into our diets, but will probably try non-gluten grains on Friday night (corn tortilla chips and/or corn tortillas at a mexican restaurant probably).