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  3. SchrodingersCat

    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Dinner is Salisbury Steak! And it's actually really good. Mushroom sauce, roasted broccolini, asparagus, yellow squash and sweet potato
  4. hellokatie

    Starting February 11, 2019 -- Join in!

    same here - I'm reading that the hard days are yet to come but I don't feel that way, I can do this with ease!
  5. ShannonM816

    Epic Performance Bar Almond Butter Chocolate

    Also vanilla extract almost always either has alcohol or sweetener in it, so that could be why it's not compliant. In any event, any kind of bar with dates or other dried fruits is as close as you can get to a candy bar on whole30, and really should be for emergencies only, like stuck at the airport or in traffic where you have no other options.
  6. SchrodingersCat

    Epic Performance Bar Almond Butter Chocolate

    Yeah, I'd have said the chocolate. 100% pure cocoa is compliant, but chocolate isn't.
  7. SugarcubeOD

    La Croix

    In some people, carbonation causes bloating but carbonation is not a food, it's gas forced into water (or other liquid)
  8. SugarcubeOD

    Epic Performance Bar Almond Butter Chocolate

    I believe the rx bars use cocoa, not chocolate (which is a processed product).
  9. https://epicprovisions.com/collections/performance-bars/products/epic-performance-bar-almond-butter-chocolate These are not listed in the Whole30 section of the Epic site, but I'm not sure which ingredient is non-compliant (the unsweetened chocolate?...I thought this was similar to the Rx Bars). Are these bars Whole30 compliant? Thanks! :)
  10. Jackie Coursey

    Whole 21 starting Feb 19

    Hi Ladies. I'm starting tomorrow. Just bought some of my food. Excited to feel better.
  11. Jihanna

    Ji's post-W30 log

    19 Feb 2019 -- reintro day 20 Meal 1 -- 9:00 boiled egg and banana Meal 2 -- 15:30 baked sweet potato Meal 3 -- 18:30 chicken, roasted summer squash, mashed potatoes Although today is an earlier morning than I've had to hvae while the kids were on break these past few days, the schedule today isn't structured quite like a normal school day because my youngest is still out. J usually sets an alarm for 5:45, so I got up to check on her and she wanted to sleep until 6:20. I started the ice machine, then laid back down until my 6:20 alarm (never went back to sleep, just rested). Once the 6:20 alarm went off, I got her up, checked the weather report (it'll be getting cooler, with a 10 degree drop from midday to overnight tonight), and got my coffee pot started up. We chilled for about 30 minutes, then I waited with her for her bus... and had a little "me time" before getting A up at 8:00. She's got an appointment later, so we'll leave the house about 9:00. I love nice, easy-going mornings like today. The downside to today is that my cramps are on overdrive and I'm not at all hungry, which I know is going to throw me off with food later. I plan to at least grab a boiled egg and a handful of lettuce, and see how I feel about food when I get home from this morning's appointment. I didn't end up going to my meeting last night... just way too much pain (cramps, hemorrhoids) and "blah"-ness, fatigue, etc. Probably should've gone anyway, would've been nice to see the ladies again, but just couldn't see myself going when it came time to leave. Some weeks I make it, others I don't, it's all good. Today was another "man, it's just hard to eat" day. I wasn't ever actually hungry feeling, until grabbing a sweet potato to hold me over until dinner time. I did have coconut oil on it, so at least it was carb and fat, but missing protein totally for that one... made up for it with dinner, but my body probably doesn't see it that way. With A heading back to school tomorrow, I'm trying to get the girls into bed a little earlier than usual in hopes that it'll lead to an easier morning with them both. We did another ClickList order for groceries this time, and this week we're buying a LOT less than usual... mostly meat, to carry us through the next week, since we've already got a lot of roll-over in the way of starchy vegetables and Mom will pick up other veggies from the market during the week instead of getting a bunch of them from the grocer tomorrow. Meanwhile, I've got to manage to sleep tonight. I've been in a really irritable mood all day, trying very hard not to snap at people over nothing... I'm fairly certain that it's partially cycle-related but also partially related to the lack of decent food schedule I've had today, since I'd noticed in the past that I can usually manage moodiness with a few simple steps in terms of my food intake. Since that's not happened today, it's pretty safe to assume that's at least part of the force behind the witchiness. Sleep should help, I hope.
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  13. SchrodingersCat

    La Croix

    They're complete bunkum, unfortunately (I say unfortunately because it's so disappointing that articles are still being published which completely misrepresent the facts, and that they are so prevalent). Fact is, your body cannot create or store energy which isn't ingested, and no calories, no energy.
  14. americanopls

    Starting March 1

    Hi @Sarah_1982 and @aaronmc93 I'd love to join the two of you! I'm starting a little early (today) however, I am planning to go until the end of March. I have done three W30's and I have LOVED having people along for the journey and for support. I also love supporting others! It makes the experience so much more fun. I have a fairly clean diet now and am not overweight and quite lean (thanks clean diet and lifting weights!) however, I tend to rely on food when I am stressed (which is a lot lately) and I most certainly have become addicted to sugar and flour products (again). I've had a flair up of blemishes the last few days and that's really OFF for me even during PMS. My body is simply begging me for a W30 LOL I did my first W30 in August of 2015 and I have never felt that good in my life. I went a little extreme and gave up all forms of sugar including fruit and all forms of nuts/seeds as I find nuts/seeds tends to be FWNB for me. I understand these foods are allowed on a W30; I just know myself and I wanted to rip the band-aid off. My reasons for doing THIS round are 1, slay the dragon, 2, food freedom, and 3, really REFRESH. I'm looking forward to #crushingit with y'all!
  15. Mel Maki

    La Croix

    I have read articles with research lately about bubbly water leading to weight gain.. so that's why I asked.
  16. SchrodingersCat

    Can i have balsamic vinegar?

    Yup, both the caramel colour and the sulphites make it non-compliant.
  17. MichelleMarie

    Can i have balsamic vinegar?

    The ingredients on this Brand Barengo is? wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, cooked grape must, caramel color and sulphites. So I"m guessing this is a no no.
  18. SugarcubeOD

    La Croix

    How would drinking bubbly water make you gain weight? For budget tips, google 'whole30 forum: whole30 on a budget' and other search terms as this has been discussed at length on the forum and there are tons of ideas, tips, tricks and resources already listed here - instead of us retyping it all.
  19. SchrodingersCat

    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Good morning! Day 37? Who knew that when I started I'd be here, a full week after I could have wrapped it up, still chugging along and happily compliant.\ I haven't exercised this week, and even bumped my appointment with my exercise physiologist tonight. I couldn't work out why, but I started some new meds a week ago and a side effect can be drowsiness and fatigue, so I think I found my answer! Doesn't explain the headache I've had all week, blech. B'fast: 2 poacked eggs, hot smoked salmon and Spicy Kraut Lunch: Za'tar crusted chicken thighs with wombok, carrot and celery slaw with chimmichurri mayo dressing Dinner: Will be decided closer to the time. Bit uninspired at the moment!
  20. Mel Maki

    La Croix

    On Day #19 and loving it so far! I haven't had any nightmares this week where I accidentally eat something that not's compliant and then have to start over.. so that's good More than anything, I have noticed a HUGE change in how I sleep! I used to wake up multiple times a night for hours at a time and also took 90+ minutes to fall asleep. Those days are gone, thanks to Whole30. My two questions are: - Is it possible to drink TOO MUCH La Croix? I don't drink it because I'm craving sugar, but rather because I drink so much water that I just get sick of it sometimes. I like having a La Croix with my lunch but am worried about it causing me to gain weight. Any insights are appreciated. - Does anyone have tips/tricks of how to do Whole30 on a budget? I have nearly doubled my grocery bill this month and my man isn't too happy. What are your favorite cost friendly items and recipes? Thanks in advance!! Mel
  21. SchrodingersCat

    Sweet potato chopper

    I just have a decent chefs' knife! I've had choppers in the past, but find they're uneven or a pain to clean. My food processor does have a "chip" attachment that makes fat fries, but because you have to have the lid on the feed through the tube, you still have to cut them to size and the chips are not very long. Much easier to cut them myself.
  22. Lauraco

    First Timer - started Jan 28

    I had to go get an MRI at 5:30 yesterday, which was kind of in the middle of making dinner time. I had made my zoodles already, but made the rest of dinner when I got home. I thought I had eaten enough at lunch, but I was really hungry. Fortunately, the meal I planned wasn't too time-consuming. It was shrimp with roasted cherry tomatoes and the zoodles. I ate a regular serving of it, and started getting stomach cramps/ache like I used to when I would wait too long to eat and then eat too much too fast. Ick. It went away pretty quickly, I was just surprised that it happened. I have to say, though, my meal looked like a veritable magazine cover. Great colors with that combination I tried out some egg muffins this morning using bacon, spinach and eggs. They were really good. I only made 6, but I'm going to make lots of them next time to have on hand, and with different ingredients, like sausage and onions and/or peppers. That was a great way to have breakfast without too much effort. They could be lunch or dinner, too, if you run out of time.
  23. Lauraco

    Cranberry-Bacon Meatballs

    @Jihanna I just saw your post and link. I have googled and searched Amazon and never got your cranberry link to come up - thank you! I think I'm going to try making my own first, but happy to have this option. I am way too over-optimistic about how much I can get done in the day, and my vegetable dish -making is suffering
  24. ericmckmom

    Sweet potato chopper

    Has anyone found an appliance that will chop/dice sweet potatoes? There are lots of different food processors and non electric choppers but I never trust the reviews. I can slice them with a mandolin but nothing I own chops them. Thanks!
  25. Lorna from Canada

    Cranberry-Bacon Meatballs

    Yes - why get dressed in the morning when you're going to be chopping all day anyway??
  26. americanopls

    Whole 21 starting Feb 19

    Hi @Jackie K, It's a pleasure to e-meet you! I'm also starting today and I'm excited to get back on track. This will be my third W30 in four years. I'm looking to make some BIG changes that last. I am committed to the 30 days. How can I best support you?
  27. Not so happy

    Noticing More Acne

    I am over 50 and I am on day 15 and my skin is breaking out terribly. Someone above mentioned certain foods that may cause this. I have 2 eggs with peppers, onions, jalapenos, spinach and a slice of Whole30 approved bacon each morning and it is delicious. Are you saying this is why my skin is so bad? I really hate this. I am a very confident person and this is making me want to stay in the house and hide. Any help would be appreciated. ----------------------------------- I didn't eat them daily but often. I have not had any coconut products. I eat peppers, tomatoes and onion all the time even before I started this. I just wish I had some sort of answer. It is very frustrating.
  28. JenJen1986

    Jen's journey to healthy

    Day 1! Here we go day 1! Feeling nervous and excited at the same time. Started the day with my typical workout which felt great. I know my biggest challenge will be planning ahead and not falling into restrictive thinking and then giving up all together. (I tend to tell myself I can't have x and then rebel). Here's my food plan for today I'll update if it changes. M1: sausage, butternut squash and bell pepper, sugar free applesauce M2: same without the applesauce M3: compliant fajitas and salad
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