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    Yeah, I've been reading a bit about the Leptin Reset thing and I am considering it, but I do have a few problems. You have to eat 50 grams of protein when you wake up right? I have this problem where I get really nauseas/burning feeling in my stomach and troath if I eat before 1 pm and after 7 pm. when I do a really stict IF it gets a lot better. Do anyone know why? Should I still try the Leptin Reset and hope I can manage the nausea/burning feeling in my stomach and troath?
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    I think it can provide insight into how different foods affect you and you might be surprised. For me it was dairy, for others it might be nightshades. It not being necessary there's no penalty for failing so why not give it a shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    Yeah, I've been reading a bit about the Leptin Reset thing and I am considering it, but I do have a few problems. You have to eat 50 grams of protein when you wake up right? I have this problem where I get really nauseas/burning feeling in my stomach and troath if I eat before 1 pm and after 7 pm. when I do a really stict IF it gets a lot better. Do anyone know why? Should I still try the Leptin Reset and hope I can manage the nausea/burning feeling in my stomach and troath?
    sounds kinda like reflux. Cut dairy? When I had reflux issues, acidophilus tablets really helped.
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    The reason I regret doing it was a felt very restricted on it and it made me more obsessive about things I wasn't obsessing about before.

    Anyway, it's definitely different for everyone but if you're already chugging along quite well, don't feel the need to punish yourself.
    I'd say this is a great reason for anyone who has an eating disorder past (not saying you do McChunky--your name is cracking me up) to NOT do whole30. For me, doing whole30, while quite informative about how specific foods impacted me, also resurrected my guilt-food associations, and led to a resurgance of my old bulimia behaviors. So, for those that have that kind of food baggage, I'd say tread carefully. (FWIW, I am dairy free, was already quite strict about my diet for over a year b/4 trying a whole30, BUT the guilt/you are a failure if you 'fall into' something not whole30 approved kind of lingo on their site really brought me back to my eating disorder thinking. For me personally, the idea of 80/20 (even though I was typically sticking to 95/5, NO gluten, NO dairy, NO soy, etc etc etc) is just better than thinking 'count these 30 days and if you screw up at all you are a FAILURE'.

    OTOH, I have found elimination diets EXTREMELY helpful in my own life, and have utilized them since first learning about my son's food intolerance issues years ago. I would recommend dropping various foods strictly from one's diet to learn more about food intolerances, if you suspect you might be dealing with them (and I personally have avoided specific foods/food groups for YEARS w/ no problem, in the name of health, and felt benefits because of it). For me its the guilt association w/ the whole30 that was the issue. (But, I have a long biochemical and emotional baggage laden relationship w/ food.)

    Anyway, guess what I'm trying to say is, it depends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    Yeah, I've been reading a bit about the Leptin Reset thing and I am considering it, but I do have a few problems. You have to eat 50 grams of protein when you wake up right? I have this problem where I get really nauseas/burning feeling in my stomach and troath if I eat before 1 pm and after 7 pm. when I do a really stict IF it gets a lot better. Do anyone know why? Should I still try the Leptin Reset and hope I can manage the nausea/burning feeling in my stomach and troath?
    I was intriqued by the Leptin Reset thing too, until I read that first rule about eating within 30 minutes of waking - that ain't gonna happen. I can't even think about food until I've been up for several hours. I wonder if it would work anyway, only skipping that first step?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McChunky;
    The reason I regret doing it was a felt very restricted on it and it made me more obsessive about things I wasn't obsessing about before.

    Anyway, it's definitely different for everyone but if you're already chugging along quite well, don't feel the need to punish yourself.
    I had the same problem with a "30day challenge" of my own devising. I tried to drop my afternoon snack for convenience reasons and to try to keep my insulin level low. I was doing well for a couple of weeks, but then started obsessing about food. I don't
    have an eating disorder and I don't want one, so I quit.

    I agree, the 80/20 attitude works so much better for me.
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    FairyRae, you hit the nail on the head. I did struggle with anorexia in my youth. I've realized I need to stay away from anything that allows me to be super strict on myself and actually encourages it.

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    I'm on day 25 of my whole 30 challenge, and honestly, I do not find it a good addition to my life. I've experienced no positive changes, and also experiencing some negative changes (fatigue, nausea, irritability). I think it's mostly because I'm neither physically nor psychologically ready to give up the last 25% of my diet (sugar, diet coke, and occasional other stuff like sushi or onion rings w ketchup). I like the idea better of drifting closer and closer to clean living as your body and psyche naturally feel ready. I totally get why Whole 30 works for some people, but trying to force myself to eat a certain way just leaves me feeling resentful and deprived.

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