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Also .... And this is a big also to your success ..... Desserts and snacks are a big NO NO while on whole30....

The " magic" really comes from resetting your hormones and the only way to do that is to eat enough at mealtime so you don't feel the need to snack.... It will take some self control for the first week or so but that's is because you are retraining your brain that believes it " needs a snack". Trust me you don't if you are eating properly.... Your hormones will snap into line very quickly and be able to go for 5-6 hours between meals with out even a thought of food...

You should buy and read ISWF.... It explains in detail and easy to understand terms the whys and how's....

Good health in this new year...

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Thank you. ISWF is on its way from Amazon.

Day one and I did have a handful of organic blueberries this morning with my veg scramble. Tonight I am roasting a beef tenderloin and noticed too late that the seasoning salt I used had sugar as the second ingredient *sigh* Ah well we shall be more careful in the future.

Thank you all for your kind replies.

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I'm on day 2 and I have fruit, I certainly don't recall ISWF saying we can't have fruit, honestly fruit is easier on my stomach than many of the veggies recommended. I don't make fruit my main source of carbs, but I do eat it with a meal. I'm struggling to eat the protein/fat, makes me kinda queasy right now, I'm sure I will adjust but for now I'm keeping the fruit, it settles my stomach

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I'm on day 2 and I have fruit, I certainly don't recall ISWF saying we can't have fruit, honestly fruit is easier on my stomach than many of the veggies recommended. I don't make fruit my main source of carbs, but I do eat it with a meal. I'm struggling to eat the protein/fat, makes me kinda queasy right now, I'm sure I will adjust but for now I'm keeping the fruit, it settles my stomach

Who said you couldn't have fruit? You simply shouldn't shove other valuable veggies off your plate.

Do a whole 30 or not. Choose wisely. :)

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I think a huge part of this whole process though is learning to listen your body and retraining the way we interact with sugars. I surely have a sugar dragon to slay which comes with one doosy of a dysfuctional relationship with sugar. I have done low carb and honestly it's where I feel safe because no fruit, no carbs of any kind seems to keep the dragon at bay. BUT I embarked on the Whole30 journey because so much of it is about learning to rewire the way we interact with food. I don't WANT to be afraid of fruit because I struggle with sugar. And I don't want it to become a dessert or reward. I want it to become something that is a natural balanced part of my food life. So with much trepidation I have eaten a little fruit each day of my first two days but never after as a dessert and never to treat myself or use as a sugary snack. If fruit triggers cravings, is something you crave to fill the "snack space", or the "dessert space" that seems like it always wants to be filled, then skip it. A handful of berries with a breakfast that has protein and veggies is treating fruit in a balanced, healthy way. Using it to fill the snack space of the day because it will curb that desire for sweet you're having, is not. We want a healthy relationship with food so even if it's not a candy bar, satisfying a sugar or snack craving with fruit seems to go against that healthy relationship we're trying to build.

That's my newbie take on it anyways and how I understood our fearless leaders to have presented it in the book.

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You can have fruit, and you might want to because otherwise you might not get all the carbs that you need (50-100 grams a day depending on your activity level). But you shouldn't treat it like a dessert! That defeats the purpose of the Whole30. You should incorporate the fruit as part of your meal, not an add-on at the end. Otherwise you won't break the emotional habit of having a dessert with your meal.

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Agree with all of the perspectives here.

Fruit is wonderful and delicious and, for me, so moreish and so likely to stir my sugar dragon, that I find it easier if I don't have very much at all. Everyone is different though and you'll soon figure out what works for you. There's some great advice here about incorporating it into meals and not treating it as a pudding or cake substitute. For someone who can happily eat a pound of seedless grapes without so much as a breath, I just need to be a little more circumspect. But don't let that put you off. One of the wonderful things about Whole30 is coming to understand these things..... :D

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