Im back, reading for inspiration. Im really struggling with sugar. And also, need motivation to get to the gym and do strength training. I mean, I just have to do it!!!
Welcome back, N! have any plans to do another round of whole 30? Or any strategies for concerning that sugar dragon?
:) so I've been reading the thread still. I have been so very sick and ramping up my anti anxiety meds so by Sunday I should be ready to relaunch. Unfortunately I won't make it the full 30 this round with my wedding 40 days away but I just felt so much better eating W30 that my fiance and I are going to try to be a whole30ish leading up to our wedding so we feel our best. He's even cut down on acidic foods that have been causing him stomach aches.
Supersaver, it sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now! I think doing the best you can leading up to your wedding is huge! Congratulations! It is so awesome to have a supportive partner in this journey. It will make a big difference for both of you!
I'm so excited to see that this thread is going strong! After my second Whole30 about a year ago (and thanks to the information to from this thread), I started eating keto macros (very low carb) but still applying what I learned from my Whole30. When I eat at home (which is every meal except usually 2 out of the week), I eat NO sugar and mostly whole foods. When I eat out, I try to be mindful about what I am ordering. I've been eating this way for about a year now and have never felt better. I lost 20lbs on a 5'2 frame and have kept it off -- I'm actually looking to slowly gain back a few pounds, but hopefully mostly muscle. But more importantly, I haven't been sick in over a year and my allergies and sinus troubles are GONE! My asthma still bothers me very slightly sometimes, but it is so much better than it ever was before.
Thanks for letting me share and very thankful for this thread.:)
Liz, This is such a fantastic update! :D :D It is great to hear from you and that your allergies and sinus problems are gone WAHOO!!*Okay guys, I'm in that kind of mood, expect lots of exclamation points in my post, you have been warned :)
At the end of my Whole30, as I'm reintroducing foods I'm going to take the extra step of first trying fully cooked, then lightly cooked, then raw -- gradually to see what happens.
That is a really good strategy. I'll be curious to follow along and see what your results are. I'm pretty sure I've got some birch issues, I've just not gotten around to isolating that specifically yet.
Update: Day 2 in the books since I never eat after dinner. I felt like crap today, but I didn't let it get me down since, let's face it, I always feel like crap. So what else is new? I am resigned that I will feel bad for the next 2 weeks or so, so I had better settle in.
You got this, nottoolatetostart! It can be a bit of a struggle figuring out how much you should be eating and stuff right off the bat, so if you don't start to feel better over the next couple of days, at least a little, you may have to experiment to adjust what you are eating and when. I know there have been a few times, especially for DH when he was sitting at that weird place between not going low enough carb to go into keto and not getting enough carbs to sustain. It can leave you tired, lethargic and feeling like, well crap. So keep an eye out. Generally if you are feeling crappy and you eat a banana or a sweet potato and feel better, that is a pretty good sign.Mezzie
- I'm not a big fan of almond butter either. I do really like cashew butter though!1967Momma
- good to see you poking your head in! How is life? Updates please! :D
I'm glad to know my kids aren't the only ones zeroing in on mom's food. Around here it seems like the general philosophy is that if Mom is eating it, it must be fantastic and I need some too...now. Even fun stuff like liver!
Ha! This is how you end up with a 6-year-old kid who wants sushi for their birthday. May as well get them exposed to as many tastes and good habits as you can while you have the influence :)Update:
Okay this response got super long because I have been turtling the last few days. I got hit HARD. I had a chocolate from a local company. The gal I talked to said there was no gluten in them (normally I'm not too worried about cross-contamination) and I figured I'd be okay with the bit of dairy and sugar... but yowza did I pay for it!
Within about 10 minutes of eating it my head was pounding, my throat was constricting, my sinuses were stuffed, I felt a breakout starting, and within about 20 minutes I could barely move. My joints seized up, my nerves got all achy, I could literally feel the inflammation building, it was super bizarre. So I spent all of Sunday and most of yesterday in bed. I'm mostly okay but seem to have caught a cold, which is weird. I haven't been sick in over a year, I know sugar is supposed to suppress your immune system temporarily, but this is just silly.
I suppose on the bright side, it has cured me from wanting anything glutenized/sugar-filled or containing dairy (I don't know if it was a combo of ingredients or what - This is why you reintro everything separately, folks!) Ah well, onward and upward!