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    So I'm totally in love with this blog I just found:
    I Breathe... I'm Hungry...

    and especially this post:
    I Breathe... I'm Hungry...: Whole 30 Wrap-Up

    Seriously, I wish I had read this after my first Whole30. It sums up exactly how I feel about W30. IMO, for a foodie, child birth is easier than W30! W30 takes the joy out of food. You feel phenomenal, but it does something to you mentally (and it did to me. I think it's what triggered my binges and baking crazes)

    I'm gonna go run off and elope with this blog now.
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

  • #2
    I actually enjoyed Whole 30 and I'm a foodie. It was a fun challenge to make good meals with the foods I could have and pushed me to try some new stuff.

    http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
    Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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    • #3
      And to expand, to me, Whole 30 was a challenge to find a way to enjoy Whole Foods. Prior to Whole 30, I was letting 20% grow at cost to good foods. (So eating too much chocolate but making up for it by skimping on protein etc.). Finding a way to be as happy eating Whole 30 as I was with my 20% was really valuable.

      Post Whole 30, I played around with some "Paleo" treats and found myself in the same situation- I'll have a 6 ounce steak versus 8 so I can have a mug cake. Great, except that mug cake was like 400 calories. So when the blogger says "paleo pancakes are fine". Well, you may be setting yourself up for failure if paleo junk food replaces too much real food, just due to the high calorie count. For me, it's critical to build a diet that DOESN'T require "treats" to satisfy me.

      I think she fell into a really common issue- "fruit and carbs keep me from losing weight" while not considering that maybe it was the calorie counts of her "low carb treats" preventing her from weight loss.

      Whole 30 really is not that miserable if you really get creative.... and I would hope people would give it a shot.

      http://maggiesfeast.wordpress.com/
      Check out my blog. Hope to share lots of great recipes and ideas!

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      • #4
        I was miserable, but I think it's because it was too restrictive for me and made me develop a lot of food anxiety. When I have a wide variety of unrestricted foods I enjoy, I find myself happier.
        I do recommend it, still, because it's good for helping one crack down and become more compliant.
        --Trish (Bork)
        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Dr. Bork Bork, I totally can relate. I got like that when I started tracking macros on an online tracker. Before that when I wanted to be low carb, I pretty much just stayed away from "white food," i.e. potatoes, bread, pasta, and rice (after giving up grains, the bread and pasta were already gone of course). Tracking showed me one thing: I'm pretty much correct. If I stay away from white foods*, I stay low carb easily. But putting my daily consumption into a tracker made me feel like food was no longer a joy, but something evil, or maybe just bad. There's a whole planet of healthy foods out there and I want to have fun with them!

          *White food exceptions: cauliflower looks white, but isn't a white food; sweet potatoes don't look white, but are a white food.
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #6
            Hi Trish! Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog and Whole 30 post! I'm glad you could relate to how I was feeling about it at the time. I'm actually considering doing it again in January, but not sure if I will officially call it that since I don't plan to fully embrace the no substitutions clause this time!

            As for eloping with the blog...

            Trish & IBIH 4-ever! ha ha!

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            • #7
              Hi Magnolia! I agree with you about most things you said - although I was happy with my 7+ lb. weight loss since it broke through a plateau I'd been on. If anything I ate less on the Whole 30 (not a bad thing) and I didn't have the "treats" even if they were technically compliant because of the rules of the plan. I think your statement that "the Whole 30 really is not that miserable if you get creative" was part of my problem - I don't believe the Whole 30 promotes creativity at all, in fact I think it does just the opposite. But either way, I still believe it's a great program and I am contemplating doing it again. When I wrote the post I had just come off of it and now that I've had time to regroup, I am less disgruntled about it.

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              • #8
                Joanie I agree wholeheartedly with this! It's one of the reasons that I never did well on W.W. and other plans that required rigorous tracking - I became kind of obsessive about it and it took all of the fun out of eating. I think it really depends on your personality type, and also how fast you want to lose the weight. I finally embraced low carb and gluten free as a lifestyle and while I want to drop more weight, I'm content with the rate it's coming off because as long as I stay within certain guidelines, as you mentioned, I am happier, healthier, and most importantly, not hungry and obsessing about every bite I put in my mouth!

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                • #9
                  I've never done the whole 30, but my feeling is that pancakes aren't really worth missing. Plenty of things can be made delicious with butter, onions, garlic, mustard, wine, herbs, rooster sauce, salsa or simply choosing an optimal cooking process. I realize that salsa might not be on the whole 30 plan, but you can make a tasty salsa from mango, onion and cilantro and even add avocado. Anyway, creativity helps, but in my opinion, creativity has to be simple or else too much complexity is the reason I go running for processed food. I don't like complicated cooking.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #10
                    For me, the whole30 was easy.

                    I suppose i'm not a "foodie" in the strictest sense, though I do like food. I was already eating rather simply, so it wasn't hard to let go of things. I don't miss breads of any kind (including pancakes), so it's no big loss for me.

                    This past month, I actually managed to give up chocolate, which was pretty cool.

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                    • #11
                      I'm also a big fan of Melissa's blog - found several recipes (and quickly added it to my list of favorite blogs) after ending up there repeatedly thanks to pics of delicious grub on Pinterest!
                      Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

                      - Robert Louis Stevenson

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                      • #12
                        Great Blog linky!
                        That ice cream looks... delicious.

                        The Whole 30 thing... I've looked at it before, and I just had to look at it again to remind myself what it entailed because I've never officially done it, but...

                        No sweetener of any kind (including stevia)- I do use a bit of stevia here and there.
                        No alcohol/tobacco- check (alcohol very,very rarely... wait that means drinking it, not cooking with it right?)
                        No grains- check
                        No legumes- check
                        No dairy- I usually get raw... but due to being in and out of town on family matters none in a month or so.
                        No processed additives- check
                        No white potatoes- check

                        Meh... other than a few drops of stevia here and there, raw milk and cream when I get it (not in the past month at least), and a glass of Prosecco at Thanksgiving... I'm not sure what I would be giving up on a daily basis that would be so life changing.

                        I am a foodie, but I find that I can deal with a restricted diet pretty well... I just don't do desserty things often, or fake-bake things like pancakes or muffins yet (maybe sometime in the future?).

                        I honestly prefer to have real cream in my coffee, occasional cheese on my burgers, and high quality dairy in general my life... but I've done months with it and without it with little/no difference re my health. So I'll keep it because it's yummy.
                        I've done years (10 or so without any milk at all before I found raw, so I know how that goes).

                        I've done many months without consuming alcohol... when I was sick last year and the first half of this year... bugger that. I like the taste of a single drink here or there now. But one, maybe two, is my limit and then only once or twice a month.
                        Asking me to go a whole month without cooking with alcohol... that's a different story. Not happening. What should I braise in Water? Sacrilege!!!

                        A month without a bit of stevia... hmm...I suppose it wouldn't be that hard.
                        I use a drop or two in my lime water which I have to drink all day... lime juice added to water... to help prevent kidney stones due the them medications I take. I can't really taste the sweetness, it just takes the edge off the sour. But I fail to see the point of getting used to having a sour tongue all day... it's sort of a one off issue due to special circumstances.

                        Re: chocolate... I gave it up a few months ago. I really thought it would be rough, but it wasn't at all. Coffee (I drink espresso) works for me as a sort of mental replacement because it has a similar richness of flavor.
                        Last edited by cori93437; 12-02-2012, 02:24 PM.
                        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                          For me, the whole30 was easy.

                          I suppose i'm not a "foodie" in the strictest sense, though I do like food. I was already eating rather simply, so it wasn't hard to let go of things. I don't miss breads of any kind (including pancakes), so it's no big loss for me.

                          This past month, I actually managed to give up chocolate, which was pretty cool.
                          Yeah. I've never done the whole foods 30 thing, but the only things I eat that are on the forbidden list are dark chocolate, cream and potatoes. (plus home-made lemon honey and apricot jam as a weekly treat)

                          We like Banana Muffins as a replacement for pancakes and havn't looked back.
                          Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                          Griff's cholesterol primer
                          5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                          Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                          TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                          bloodorchid is always right

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                          • #14
                            I loved W30 and I love to cook. It pushed me to think of food differently and to cook differently. Hubby says my cooking has gotten better since doing the W30 (not sure why though). I plan to do another set in January.

                            Like the blog! Thanks for sharing I need more paleo/primal blogs to read.
                            See what I'm up to: The Primal Gardener

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                              No sweetener of any kind (including stevia)- I do use a bit of stevia here and there.
                              No alcohol/tobacco- check (alcohol very,very rarely... wait that means drinking it, not cooking with it right?)
                              No grains- check
                              No legumes- check
                              No dairy- I usually get raw... but due to being in and out of town on family matters none in a month or so.
                              No processed additives- check
                              No white potatoes- check
                              Oh wow, that's it? That's almost my daily life. Of the things I do indulge in--dairy, wine and white potatoes-- it would be beyond easy to eliminate them. I could so easily go without those things as to not even notice.

                              Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                              Asking me to go a whole month without cooking with alcohol... that's a different story. Not happening. What should I braise in Water? Sacrilege!!!
                              I wonder if non-alcoholic wine could be used for cooking? One attempts to cook off the alcohol anyway, right? I actually think cooking with wine wouldn't really count on a whole 30 anyway. There's so little alcohol left and it's split among all the servings in the whole recipe plus it's just for flavoring. And what are they trying to get you to eliminate? The alcohol or the sulfites or both?
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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