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  • #61
    Started my whole30 today instead of waiting for september. :P yay!

    i was going to wait, but i finished off my gf bread, farm fresh milk, and ghiradelli dark chocolate already so i really had no excuse to wait and let myself buy more non compliant stuff in the interim, hehe.
    yay!

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    • #62
      Originally posted by PrimallyJenna View Post
      PrimalLizard-Have you tried eliminating dairy before? I found that anytime I have dairy I get sinus congestion and headaches that don't clear up until a week or so after the most recent exposure. I have found the only thing I can tolerate is ghee and occasional grass-fed butter (though not when doing a Whole30-today was my day 8).
      This is my first time eliminating dairy. I have a feeling it may be an important step for me. I'm at the point that daily well being is more important than the need to have cheese every day. I have not been eating much dairy in the past 8 months or so but I have still had some cheese and butter and occasionally ice cream and yogurt.


      Originally posted by KimNKY View Post
      Thanks for the advice! When the farmers market is running I do try to only shop there and once a week so the fruit idea should definitely be do-able. With peach and apple season coming, it'll be better to have the "single servings" instead of buying a melon or container of berries and mindlessly eating the whole thing. :/
      I just looked and realized the coconut creamer I've been using has an added sweetener- D'OH! So will also look for the kind in a can. I'd like to completely cut the coffee out and have been working on that (down to 1-2 cups a day from almost a whole pot)... but I'm physically addicted to caffeine, and get headaches when I don't have it. So maybe this will help me detox and finally kick the habit!

      This is my first whole30 so not sure how my body will react, but here are my goals:
      -ZERO grains!
      -Cut out all dairy except homemade Greek yogurt
      -One piece/serving of fruit per day
      -Learn to get a good balance of omega 3 / omega 6
      -Try to eliminate caffeine
      -Drink only water, coconut water, tea, and coffee
      -Do weight lifting exercise 3 times per week
      Good luck on the coffee! I quit drinking coffee for the whole 30 because i really can't stand it without cream. it wasn't bad for me because I've only started drinking coffee in the past year or so and just a cup a day.
      Last edited by PrimalLizard; 08-29-2012, 02:15 PM.

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      • #63
        I'm with you! Day 5.

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        • #64
          Currently on day 12. Had a long of a road trip the past 2 days and didn't eat the best that I could have. Still whole30 compliant,but just way too much fruit and nuts. Hasn't been a huge difference from my previous paleo diet, but I do miss the occasional starbucks latte.

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          • #65
            Day 10. Nothing off plan, in particular no dairy, sugar or alcohol. That's the only change (albeit big ones ) from what I've been doing for 2 years. Still feeling tired, though I'm getting more sleep. Eating about 2 servings of fruit daily rather than only a couple of times a week, and have had more nuts this past week (I had a tendency to overindulge in nuts, so had mostly stopped eating them for the past couple of months). I did miss the wine on the weekend, but survived intact.

            Overall, doing well. Some downward movement on the scale, but inconsistent. Yes, I know, the scale should be avoided, but whatever. Waist and belly seem to be tighter. I'll measure after 2 weeks completed. Daily updates and starting measurements are in my journal.
            My musings

            The old stuff

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            • #66
              Originally posted by KimNKY View Post
              I'm physically addicted to caffeine, and get headaches when I don't have it. So maybe this will help me detox and finally kick the habit!
              The caffeine withdrawal headaches should be short lived -- a couple days at the most. At least, that's been my experience when I go from lots of caffeine to zero straight. A couple of ick days, but then things are good. That's what happened this week, so far. I was on 2-3 caffeine "servings" (Coke Zero, then black tea on Monday) per day and then went to zero starting Monday for Coke and Tuesday for tea. Tuesday sucked with the headache. Today was much better

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              • #67
                I'm on Day 3 here. first day was fine, but I was HUNGRY yesterday, and it required a lot of will-power plus a very early dinner to get over it. Felt bleurgh as well, lacking in energy. I took the dog for a short walk and practically had to drag my self round. It's odd, as I didn't get carb flu when I gave up grains. The dairy must have been having more of an effect on me than I thought.

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                • #68
                  I'm on Day 2. I feel good so far... I guess because I'm not changing a whole lot. I do miss my occasional shots of milk though. :P And I had to toss the dressing I keep at work for lunch salads as it was non compliant. So I am dressing free for now.
                  yay!

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                  • #69
                    Hi, glad to hear people are doing well. I'm on day 7 and it's going great. I think days 2 and 3 were hardest for me. Had some hypoglycemia in the late afternoon on those days but since then I've been fine. I was thinking yesterday that I feel in control finally. Food is not controlling me any more.

                    yesterday i had to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things. it was my first time since starting last friday. the smells from the bakery were torture but I also noticed just how much garbage people are buying there. no one should be eating that! so much artificial junk. anyway, I avoided the bakery temptations and just got what I needed.

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                    • #70
                      I'm in!

                      I will be leaving for a 2 week elk/deer hunt on October 1 and would like to shed a few pounds to make the trip easier.

                      No cheating - and dedication to the stair climber.

                      Plan: minimum 500 feet per day on climber. Alternate pushups, pullups and body squats.

                      I dropped 10 pounds in my first 2 weeks by going 100% - but then slipped a few times over the last week or so and could instantly feel worse. Need to rededicate myself to 100% and refuse to step on a scale.

                      PrimalLizard: I don't know if you are close to Reno or not, but DAMN the Rib Cookoff! Too much temptation.

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                      • #71
                        I'm in as well. I want to cut out dairy as it causes me a lot of congestion. I also want to see if the lack of dairy will increase my energy. I cut out sugar a while ago and thought that I would find it easier to get out of bed in the morning, but it's still a struggle for me, so the only thing left to try and cut out is dairy. I know that both the casein and lactose affect me negatively, so hopefully I'll get some good results!

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                        • #72
                          Started today, did well all day but now end of the day I'm jonesing for a sugar fix! I'm gonna go eat some meat, not really hungry but maybe it will curb the cravings...
                          Coming soon - get your own online primal journal!
                          http://journal.primalapp.com

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                          • #73
                            I'm in. I started my 3rd, Whole 30, three days ago. Haven't had the scale move in 1 week, so working on reducing overall calories, reducing slightly the protein and increasing fat. My goal is to be in ketosis for the entire month and see where it takes me. So far, so good -- lots of great energy.
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                            F, 48, 5'10"
                            Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                            Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                            Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                            • #74
                              What's everyone doing about snacking bw meals? I know it's frowned upon by Melissa and Dallas, but I also know its really difficult for some people....must curious as to how everyone's handling that during their whole30

                              For me, I try hard not to, but if I'm hungry I eat. I'm not looking to lose weight, just want to feel amazing. I'll have a few berries, carrots and almond butter, or some other fruit. I guess I should tone it down, especially w the after dinner nighttime fruit.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
                                My goal is to be in ketosis for the entire month and see where it takes me. So far, so good -- lots of great energy.
                                Ditto on the ketosis! Do you have any tips/strategies to up the fat without upping protein -- without using dairy? Butter and heavy whipping cream have been my go-to fats in the past. I would put a couple pats of butter on top of a bowl of chili or some grilled steak -- olive oil or coconut oil just doesn't have the same appeal.

                                I was reading through Paleobird's MOAR Fat thread today and trying to calculate my ketosis macros, since I won't actually be testing for ketones. I ran yesterday's eats through fitday and was good on carb and protein, but low on fat. It was a low calorie day, overall, but I was thinking if I had known I could have just added some straight coconut oil -- two tablespoons, or so, to reach my fat. My husband, on the other hand, is not down with the straight coconut oil, so I'm trying to find ideas for him to up the fat *without* more protein for ketosis. He wants to play, too

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