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WHat is the use of doing Whole30?

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Created March 14, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I am in the middle of my own Whole 30 challange. But I keep thinking ...WHat ist he use of doing Whole30--if on day 31 I am def going to eat soemthing with STEVIA on it-- I miss my stevia!

***I guess my thinking is --if this is suppose to be a lifestyle change it should be something I can actually live with. Does that make sense? I think that is the thinking of most people who base this lifestyle on "paleo" pizza or "paleo" muffins ??

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on July 30, 2011
at 03:24 PM

I just completed a whole30, at the start I was craving stevia and had a hard time letting it go...now I don't even want it!

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on March 17, 2011
at 09:15 PM

"You make the choice" on day 31. Absolutely that. Don't think about day 31 -- for the next 30 days, just think about today. Then see how you feel.

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on March 15, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Why do you have the mentality that you're already going to eat stevia on the 31st day? Are you craving it that much? Try not to think you're just going to automatically "cheat". The craving might dissipate by then. And I use stevia now and then with no ill-effects, and definitely don't feel guilty about it.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:38 PM

Up-voted for using the word "cavalcade" in a sentence.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Crystal have you been eating any fruits?

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on March 14, 2011
at 10:47 PM

I don't think you're taking the right approach to this, KL. You have a sense of helpless inevitability when you look into your future. Are you in control, or are your cravings?

I think the Whole30 is designed to help you take charge of your appetite, but you're already anticipating failure. I also think this is why you keep bingeing -- you are in charge, not the food. You are the predator, the food is the prey. Don't let your food consume you.

You can do this! You make the choice on if you eat stevia when the 30 days are up, not the stevia. :)

37d3da748bba552972f2219e21c01a84

on March 17, 2011
at 09:15 PM

"You make the choice" on day 31. Absolutely that. Don't think about day 31 -- for the next 30 days, just think about today. Then see how you feel.

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on March 16, 2011
at 12:18 PM

"I am in the middle of my own Whole 30 challange. But I keep thinking ...WHat ist he use of doing Whole30--if on day 31 I am def going to eat soemthing with STEVIA on it-- I miss my stevia!"

Good for you, I say!

My wife did the 30 days that Robb Wolf suggested in his book. She started out hopeful yet skeptical, and she talked about getting a slice of pizza on the 31st day. She talked about how she was going to "reward" herself with the slice.

Guess what happened?

By around day 20 or so, she was feeling so much better and had lost 8 pounds that she changed her mind. The challenge itself was a reward. There wasn't some goal out there at the end anymore. The new way of eating became the norm for her and she's been feeling good ever since.

So keep an open mind and do your best. Don't look at this in terms of pass/fail or anything like that. Do your best and listen to your body. It'll be great in the long run.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:18 PM

Theoretically, going without stevia for 30 days would reduce your dependence on it for sweetness, etc. In my own n=1 experiment, I find that once I start eating "candy cigarettes" (coconut flour brownies, etc.) it starts a cavalcade that I have to cut off, but if I go without them for a while I really stop craving them.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:38 PM

Up-voted for using the word "cavalcade" in a sentence.

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on March 16, 2011
at 12:14 PM

I was just reading another primal blog on a person elated that they had just finished the whole9 30 day challenge, but yet reading through their last 30 days they frequently cheated and had a bite of this or that, toed the line,..and completely wandered over it on occasion.

Goes to show every person's journey is different, but I'm not so sure I would call that a successful 30 days as outlined by the challenge.

Do it, do it right and take it a day at a time ;-)

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I think the idea is to eliminate the "gray area" foods and then, if you want to, add them back in and see how you tolerate them.

I am in Week 5 of a 6-week challenge, and my cravings are gone. That doesn't mean I'll never eat dessert again; it just means it will be a very occasional treat.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Crystal have you been eating any fruits?

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