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James, congratulations on managing your health so well! That's fantastic! Have you seen any of Dr. Jason Fung's lectures on intermittent fasting & diabetes? Love him!

I'm back from vacation and it feels amazing to feel amazing and not need to start a detox because I'm bloated from eating junk. Woo Hoo!

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SADDKATT,

Welcome! I had a longer post to your blog, have a look. I had some advice on plantar fasciitis, which I had for a year or more, but is now cured, thanks to a number of good massage sessions.

The tendons take the brunt of the force, but it's really muscular in the lower calf area.

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An NSV (non scale victory) for me. It is now 5 years of managing my type-2 diabetes with healthy food choices alone, no medication. That is after 12 years of pills.

So what is "special" after 5 years? I finally qualify for "normal" travel insurance rates, as if I didn't have type-2 diabetes. About 1/3 the cost now, but it is also a mental boost.

Not cured, but well managed for 5 years, and I see no reason that it won't be well managed for the rest of my life.

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James, a Whole30 is a 30 day "detox" to remove chemicals, alcohol, sugar, less healthy foods and the most common food allergens from your diet. At the end of the 30 days, you take an additional 10 days to slowly start reintroducing foods and food like substances (if you must) to test how your body responds. Everyone's body and tolerances are different. So, it's best to take the time to discover what work's best for your individual body.

Paleo is similar to W30 but allows natural sugars. Primal is similar to Paleo and W30 but focuses on eating more healthy fat than protein and allows some dairy if your body can tolerate it.

I think if someone is switching from following the SAD, going KETO might be too much mental work for them to be successful. It might be more helpful to encourage someone to get the basics down first, before switching over to all the extra restrictions and carb counting that Keto requires. Of course everyone is different. Some people might be willing to do the work for the immediate results.

JAGGLI,

The easiest way to lose more weight when doing paleo, primal, or a whole30 is to focus on eating healthy fats, green leafy veggies, suffer veggies, and keep your protein to a palm size serving at each meal. Wait until after you've worked out or the evening to eat colored veggies which includes fruit and/or your starchy veggies.


Personally, I eat a primal diet with a Wahl's Protocol veggie twist, which is eating 2-3 servings each of green leafy veggies, suffer veggies, and colored veggies which includes low sugar fruits daily.

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JAGGLI,

I see you want to loose about 60 pounds. Well this makes the discussion more in my area.

I also see that there is some flexibility in choice of vegetables and things like that on Whole 30. And whole30 is Paleo, right? So plenty of meat choices.

That said, if you want to loose weight, it really helps to reduce carbohydrates. Carbohydrates raise blood sugar, high blood sugar is not good, do your body releases insulin, which gets blood sugar down, by storing it away, but also stores it into fat cells.

So, how to ear fewer carbs on Whole30? Look at your food choices, and pick the ones with fewer carbs. Great, but how do you do that?

Let's say you have a look at these things that are on the Whole30 list:
- acorn squash
- beets
- bananas
- blackberries

If something has less than 6% of its weight as net carbs (not counting fibre) then I eat it.
The nutrition database site is excellent. Here is a link set to point to beets:

nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetab
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s-and-vegetable-products/2349/2


Set the quantity to 100 grams, and you will find 10 grams are carbs, 2 of those are fibre and don't count so 10-2 leaves 8, so 8% digestible carbs. Just a little high, so don't eat a lot.

Acorn squash, if you look, will rate 6.2%. So I'd favour that over beets.

If you look at bananas, they will have 20% of their weight as digestible carbs. Blackberries rate 4.9%, so I'd eat some of those, and not the banana.

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RYDERB,

N=1, yup, just over the shoe, top right.
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I've never used cauliflower in Shepard's Pie, and this is the first time I have made the Mash,my DD made it once

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I'll compare that recipe to my WellFed recipe and let you know if there's a difference. Personally I don't do mashed cauliflower that often. Only in dishes like shepherd pie. I love roasted cauliflower.

James, I totally agree. Have you ever looked at my profile image? I have, N=1, proudly displayed emoticon We each need to be the subject of our own experimentations and discover what works for us. We have to do our own work and stay in our own lane.
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I baked an Acorn Squash and made Cauliflower Mash for Supper tonight and my daughter cooked some Pork Loins, but, I think the Cauliflower needs something a bit more for good flavor, buy, I am not sure what, I used the recipe out of my Whole 30 book

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JRWELL58,

I like something Erin wrote on "Keto Clarity", from Jimmy Moore, and that is N=1. Short hand for you are number one, and you have to do what is right for you.

As you know, with my type-2 diabetes I have decided that carbohydrates are my blood sugar nemesis, so that is what I focus on. However there are other healthy ways to eat, including Whole 30. They main thing is to eat healthy things, things with more nutrition.

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Wow! 30 pounds!! That's amazing! Way to go!

My inner toddler wanted cake tonight but what I could do was drink hot tea and sit with the craving. It passed and I'm going to bed feeling proud.



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You're funny James!

I got a thingie in my sparkmail from Whole30 so thought I'd share that I'm trying to get back on it.

You know, that's how I lost the first thirty pounds last year....Whole30.

I'm easing back into it.

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REDNECK-COWGIRL,
loosing 12 pounds in a month is awesome.
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It really doesn't get to be more than that. Yes, one might wish it was 20, but that is just a pipe dream. Consistent weight loss really doesn't get to be more than 2 pounds a week.



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emoticon Sounds like you empowered yourself to have a healthy day. emoticon Perfection is less important than consistency, when you're working on making permanent lifestyle changes! emoticon

What I can do each day is eat as Whole30 clean as possible, because that's when my body feels its best. It's a spectrum for me. Chasing consistency not perfection.
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JRWELL58,
ha! You can run but I'm on all these other teams. emoticon

I'm not very active on Whole30, more curious to learn something to add to my culinary tool belt. But I wish you all the success, here or elsewhere.

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I've just started back on The Whole30 this week....after my labs came back with microalbumin of 5mg/dl. I think that is bad...anyway, it scared me...I don't want to have kidney damage.

So today was an Atkins shake for breakfast, a green salad with smoked turkey for lunch, small beef patty and steamed broccoli for dinner.

Not sure the Atkins shake is legal on Whole30, but I was in a hurry out the door this morning. emoticon

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Losing 12 pounds in 30 days IS definitely impressive. Congratulations! And completely changing your lifestyle and continuing to improve your health and losing 65 pounds in just 8 months is completely amazing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Losing that first 12 lbs. is great emoticon better than nothing and emoticon on all your weight loss and goals emoticon

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I started whole 30 I think out of desperation. I've tried every diet over the years. I'm a nurse by occupation and I was getting to the point of becoming a struggle to do my job . I was over 260 lbs. Bp was high all my cholesterol labs were high and my doctor who I worked with suggested I try whole 30.
I saw the results of people on paleo but thought that it was way too hard and no way I could do it.
August 7 2015 I started w30. The first month was not impressive I only lost 12 lbs but it made me feel incredible. Yes i do exercise too. Since August I've lost over 65 lbs . I went from size 22 to a 12. I can now run 3 miles without stopping. The real test though came in Feb when I got my blood work done. My cholesterol went from 239 to 157. Good cholesterol was 21 and went to 56(thank you omegas and exercise). Blood sugar prediabetic at 182 to 70.

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I'd love to hear them! Please share. emoticon

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I just wanted to introduce myself. I have done whole 30 off and on since August of 2015. I left spark for a few years and am now back. I switch back and forth from w30 to Paleo. It works . It has been the only plan that has worked for me. I truely owe my life to it. Yes it is rough at first. Anyone who really needs and wants to change can do this. I would love to share my results if anyone is interested.

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I'm looking for the book, it starts with food emoticon

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emoticon Exactly

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An interesting approach that I have to agree with. So many folks keep eating the same stuff over and over, and it can cause internal irritation, and they just think that is how they are, that is just how life is, the cards they were dealt. Wheat is an example. You don't know it impacts you until you eat clean for a few weeks, gosh, 30 days.

Then add things in, one at a time, and give it 10 days to impact you. Brilliant. Different foods impact people different ways. Like a peanut allergy. No matter how healthy peanuts are, if you personally have an allergy to them, then don't eat them.

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James, Whole30 is 30 day "reset" for your body, created by Dallis & Melissa Hartwig. Authors of the book, "It Starts with Food" and "WHOLE30"

In ISWF they go into great detail about how different foods and chemicals can cause issues with our health. Then they ask you to give them up for 30 days. After 30 days you add the things you miss back in but just one at a time. That way you're able to tell how your body reacts to the food. And decide if it works for you. They suggest taking at least 10 days to complete the "add in" testing.

Most people feel so much better after doing a W30 that they end up converting permanently to either a paleo, primal, or other type of whole food lifestyle.

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RYDERB,
That is interesting. Excuse me for not knowing Whole 30. But what you described sounds closer to how I eat than many other diets.

Is Whole 30 low carb, or lean towards lower carb things? What about protein? All meats?

If dairy is out, I would guess that whey protein would be out. What about cheese?

As for no wheat, I'm in total agreement for a number of reasons.

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It's ok if you hate the sound of everything that I eat emoticon All that matters is that I love it. And my body loves it. emoticon My blood work is fantastic. All my aches and pains are gone. I have more than enough energy to get through the day and I'm shedding body fat while developing muscle. I feel better than when I was in my 20s.

You need to eat things that YOU love and discover if the foods you love, love your body back. "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food". We are each unique. That's why following "diets" the type where someone else tells you what you have to eat, how much, and when, don't provide sustainable results. Once people stop eating "diet" food and go back to eating what they consider "real" food they gain back weight, some all of the weight, and some even more. Do whatever works for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Some of that Does Not sound good at all, Yucky (Sorry) emoticon The lunch sounds a bit better, but, breakfast is yucky, again (Sorry) lol emoticon The mmeat I can handle, but, not some of the other stuff. emoticon

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Rosie, when you asked, "What are you going to eat if you don't eat any of those things?" Are you referring to the list of things you don't eat when you do a Whole30?

Because while on a W30 you can eat as much meat, poultry, fish, nuts (except peanuts), seeds, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats as your body needs.

Personally, breakfast for me depends on if I wake up hungry or not and what my schedule will be like that day. But some of the things I usually start the day with are ... a cup of Bulletproof coffee (coffee with unsalted grassfed butter & coconut or MCT oil) or a cup of Bulletproof bone broth. Or a piece of Phat fudge (which is made with grass-fed butter, tahini, coconut butter, with cinnamon, turmeric, Maca, and cacao) and black coffee; a frittata or a scramble made with onions, garlic, sausage or shredded pork or beef, artichoke hearts or whatever I had in the fridge. The frittata is easier and faster because I make a big one about once a month and then freeze it in single servings. Artichoke hearts wrapped in bacon. Or my favorite shredded cabbage with avocado, bacon, and 2 over easy eggs all mixed together, doesn't sound good but it's yummy. Those choices are all Whole30 compliant. My Primal (not W30) choices are lemon ricotta or pumpkin ricotta pancakes -- still fat loss friendly unless you use syrup. But a little syrup or blueberry compote is yummy. With a side of Nitrate & sugar free bacon. Or organic chicken sausage.

Lunch options are even easier. I bring my own from home. Leftovers from the previous dinner, or I have 4 different salads that I make all the time and pack a side of protein, or salmon, chicken, pork, or steak tacos or wraps using lettuce leaves, with veggies or even a green juice. Dinners are easy too. I usually rotate the same things each week... Chocolate chili over cabbage, Best Chicken ever, Roasted pork, beef tenderloin, salmon, Ahi tuna, Tilapia, served with a variety of roasted or fresh vegetables cauliflower and or broccoli brussel sprouts, mixed green salad, kale super salad (has a bunch of other shredded veggies) I also try to do something with fresh (in season) fruit as a dessert for my husband with dinner. Keep in mind that every thing I've listed is a food I LOVE that loves me back. Lucky for my husband he loves them too or he'd starve. Because I do the shopping and the cooking. emoticon

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Most everything Except meat and Dairy, has carbs, in it? Does it not? So, with that being said, what are you going to eat, if you do not eat any of those things?

What do you eat in a day, and if you work, what do you eat for your lunch?

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Good morning! It's going to be another gorgeous day today.

What I love about doing a Whole30 is that as long as you follow the basic rules of no sweeteners of any kind, no dairy, no corn, no soy, no alcohol, no chemicals, no grains, no legumes, uhhhh... Feel like I'm forgetting stuff emoticon You can tweak what you choose to eat however you want to fit your needs and goals. For a lot of people just cutting out all those things takes their carb intake lower than it's ever been emoticon But given your carb concerns, you'd just need to also watch the amount of starchy veggies and fruits you consume.

My focus is on using what I learned from my W30s to optimize my health and reduce my body fat. I consider the way I eat now to be primal. Which means I probably eat slightly more healthy fats and slightly less (high quality) animal protein, than someone that's "typical" paleo And I eat some high quality raw dairy that my body tolerates well. But since controlling insulin levels is the key to hormonal balance and fat loss. emoticon I don't typically eat starchy veggies or fruits until after I've worked out or with my evening meal.

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RYDERB,

I agree, it is aiming for your target that is key. If you hit it all the better. But if you don't try, or don't even aim....

I'm a type-2 diabetic, so carbohydrates of any kind are going to raise my blood sugar, and that is not good for me. Is there a low carb version of Whole 30?

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Congratulations on starting your journey! What's been your biggest challenge so far, and what change have you made that's been the most beneficial?

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Well, we all know, that, what works for one, does not work for everyone, (just saying) lol emoticon I have just started, out doing any of this,

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Hi James! Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of Ideal Protein. Sounds interesting. I'm glad you continue to evolve and that you're discovering what works best for you. emoticon

My whole food/primal/paleo journey started after I watched Hungry for Change and Food Inc. Then Food Matters and the Gelson Miracle -- not sure if I've remembered that last title correctly.

Then I did my first Whole 30. Which turned into a Whole 90. It was transformative, but I struggled finding post Whole30 balance. Knowing which foods work best for my body was not enough. But then I read the Wahl's Protocol which taught me the importance of veggies. Now I've finally found a way to live a balanced Primal 365. I eat 6-9 servings of vegetables a day and whole real foods that I love and that love me back. I track what I eat, how much and when AND how I feel before and after. I chase consistency not perfection. And I feel amazing.
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I still love the concept behind doing a Whole30 but I hate the absolute perfection it demands. I believe that even a flawed or imperfect Whole30 can help people discover valuable information about their own body.
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Hi RYDERB!

I belong to a number of teams, and I'm a leader on three of them.

I have my own path. Initially I started on Ideal Protein, a healthy, but expensive diet. But good for folks who want to loose weight without thinking, weighing, philosophizing. I still am a leader on that team because they make good products, and the core nutrition is good.

But since that time I've evolved to more natural, and grocery store foods. Whole 30 has some overlap with how I now eat.

Anyway, good to see you here, and I just wanted to fill you in a little on my background.

- James

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Hi Rosie and James! You're right it's been a ghost town on most teams. Seems like ever since SP added walls to team pages everyone stopped posting to threads.

I'm guilty too. Haven't checked in like I should. Hope you've found the support you need.

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Rosie, check out "Keto Clarity". Low carb and high fat. Actually, once I cut out empty carbs, that only left fat and protein for calories, so in a relative way I do get quite a few calories from fat.

Check your SparkMail, I sent an invitation,

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Hi, I just joined this team, but, looks like not much action, in fact most teams just seem to be fading out here on sparks?

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Just wondering if there is anyone around here these days? I've been MIA. Just haven't had any computer time. Hope you're all doing well, eating foods you love that love you back!

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KJGRAVES2016,

I'm here (not daily, but almost). I'm doing well.

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Where is everyone? Hope everyone is doing well!

Even a tiny success is a good success. Never give up!

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I made a facebook page ( Our Whole 30 Life ) and I put pics of my meals on there, plus I share recipes that I want to try to that page - that way they're all in one spot to easily find. And it doesn't annoy my family as much lol

Even a tiny success is a good success. Never give up!

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I take pictures of my meals and post them to a spark blog. It keeps me accountable and mindful of what I'm eating and it's portions, but isn't "tracking" per say.

I bare my windowed self untamed and untrained, looking forward into the beauty of the day.

01.02.13 - 10.05.13: 88 pound successful journey
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James, I also keep a lined journal that fits in my purse, that way I can write down everything I consume - I just really like being able to see daily counts :)


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KJGRAVES2016,

I sometimes also track what I eat and drink. I also just write it down on lined paper. No fancy data entry. I track grams of what I eat and drink, then calculate calories in each item, as well as grams of fat, protein and carbs.

A bit tedious, but it really makes me aware of what I'm eating. After a couple of weeks of that you have a better feel for portion size, what to eat, and what to stay away from, and tracking may be less necessary.

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I batch cooked the last few days making multiple servings of proteins mostly so I will be prepared for lunches and dinners this week. Also made a "meal 1" casserole for this week as well. Will be interesting to see how the work week goes. This is my first W30. Glad I had a few days to get my feet wet before I'm thrown into a more structured day.


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Great job! I do something similar with an app for my iPhone Grid Diary. It's free but I've upgraded so I can create as many grids as I need or want. And include as many pictures as I want. Here's my current setup....

Jan 3rd, 2016
Weather: Sunny
Mood: Happy

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AFFIRMATIONS or MENTAL REDIRECT:

DAILY INSPIRATION

MOURNING ROUTINE:
SLEEP: Hours, Quality, Wake Timestamp:

Today I am incredibly grateful for:

Today I will prioritize my health by doing this ONE thing:

MEALS Time, Food Item, Amount:

Energy, Hunger, Cravings, Mood, : rate levels throughout the day. Especially pre and post meals or snacks include Timestamp

Activity or Workout:

Rate My Day (Choose one)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 include emotion for mood

What Went Well Today:

What I Will Do Better Tomorrow:

Bedtime Routine & Timestamp



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What little tricks do you use to help you stay on track each day? I'm keeping a food journal. It's just a spiral notebook that fits in my purse where I can jot down when I woke up, how many bottles of water I drink, what I eat, exercise, coffee etc. I also write about how I'm feeling - cravings, struggles, energy level etc. that way if I can't log food till the end of the day I won't forget anything.

Even a tiny success is a good success. Never give up!

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