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  3. ladyshanny

    Nespresso

    Haha, oh no! The ones the original poster was asking about was just coffee beans in the ingredients. So somehow they magically made coffee beans taste caramelly!
  4. ladyshanny

    Whole30 Day 30! YES!

    Well done, you should be so proud! I personally love black beans - you could do a refried black bean, those are always so good!
  5. ladyshanny

    Crock pot freezer meals

    I don't personally find that potatoes come out very nice after freezing. Coconut milk tends to separate in a weird way after freezing also.
  6. haleywoodworth

    Starting April 15

    I started my first round April 14th as well! I definitely felt the hangover and "what have I done!" on day one. But other than giving up coffee (can't drink without milk or sugar) it hasn't been too bad. I just caved and had my first snack, a cashew Larabar. I am intolerant to almonds so that is the only one that works for me. Also living in Canada there are less buy-able Whole30 products! I did find a compliant caesar dressing but I'm not too sure about it yet... I'm worried I'm eating too many potatoes. They are the only thing that seems to make me feel full. Sweet and white. I am eating very large portions but like I said I had my first snack today.. anyone else worry about too many potatoes or too large of portions? Excited to join this for support! Doing this one on my own.
  7. trafficjamdreaming

    Starting April 1

    Hey Everyone Happy 18th Day! I was super excited that I woke up on my own 5 min before my alarm went off. I felt super energetic and ready to start my day! Yesterday, I had my cravings spike but I think it was because I did an intense strength workout. I think I'll begin adding in a post workout snack to my meal plan to make sure I'm eating enough throughout the day. I've been doing my best to stay away from too many fruits because my sugar dragon has a tendency to get out of control. Continuing to feel amazing energy and my stress levels have definitely normalized. @Fit4Me I appreciate the words of encouragement and I know you will get to Tiger Blood any day now! Keep up the awesome work Have a great day everyone!
  8. Looking for ideas to make crock pot freezer meals during my whole30 experience. Are there any foods that I would NOT want to freeze before cooking? Any ideas or recipes would be greatly appreciated!
  9. LA confusion! Sadly, I've never been further west than Taos, NM so the only LA's I've ever been to are Lower Alabama and Louisiana! I'm going to Louisiana for graduation festivities and I get to wear my new red ballerine flats! I got a little creative with them and have a zebra-print suede inset on the heel. They're awesome! And so comfortable. I was so excited that they fit and I didn't have to return and reorder. I'm ready to order my Oura ring, too but they're making it overly complex and I'm having issues. Ugh! Why can't people do their jobs and do them right the first time?! It makes me crazy! It sounds like you are well-prepared for your long work days; good for you! Isn't it wonderful to have a good stockpile? Brats are actually seasoned pretty simply. Salt and pepper (most use white pepper but I don't like it so I use black- I don't care that there are little black flecks), nutmeg, marjoram (I think), garlic and I include the traditional cream but I don't think most people do. I've done it both ways and I think the cream takes it from "really good" to "great". I had some in my freezer when I did that W60 and I had to keep reminding myself that they were off limits. Those are the only sausages I make that are non-compliant but dairy doesn't give me any problems and cream is almost all butter fat anyway (plus it's not very much) so I'll eat them occasionally when I'm riding my own bike. You could definitely make them into sliders and just omit the cream. I use pork but see no reason why your ground chicken wouldn't work just as well. I've got my to-do list, of course, and am pretty much on schedule but I had a bit of a monkey wrench thrown into it today. I'm probably going to have to work until 6 or 630 this evening instead of flying out of here at my usual 3 PM. I'm "scheduled" to prep a bunch of chicken legs tonight and I don't know if I'll be up to such a tedious job after a long day. I had the bright idea to make chicken lollipops, knowing that I would probably regret it at some point but I'm a glutton for punishment. I'm thinking that it might be a good night to pick up some Greek food for dinner. We have rain and a cool front coming through so enjoy your first taste of summer!
  10. HipHopandWhole30

    Whole30 Day 30! YES!

    Shouting from the rooftops; Day 30 on Whole30! So proud of myself! I started the first day of Spring and today is Day 30! I'm adjusting to a new job at a new company and it's very stressful at the moment, so I am proud of myself for seeing this through! My first Whole30 was January 2015 and I recall the amazing success that was and wanted to get back to health. This go around I dug deep to escape food boredom and tried NEW recipes and ingredients I hadn't used before. That really added to my experience. It's also so empowering in general to try new things, to work for something/ research something. Tomorrow I will have a glass of wine after boxing class with coworkers. Woop woop! Monday is legumes, so if anyone has any recommendations for me - please share. All I can think about for Monday is peanut butter. I know the journey to food freedom is going to be a long, hard one but I am worth it. Reading Food Freedom Forever right now. Wish me luck!
  11. LadyLisbette

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Looks yummy! Is that a plate of sliced pears with mint? Very nice. Your dishes are very pretty, too. I thought of your sausage patties today when i made one of my favorites. I amended it from a recipe I saw somewhere, and it's so easy, and so simple: 2 lbs. ground chicken (you can use pork) 1 grated apple 2 tsp salt. 1-2 Tbsp cinnamon, to taste (I've added cardamom to this blend, too) Mix thoroughly, and shape into sliders, and bake in a 350-375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until it reaches 165 degrees with an insta-read thermometer. (I've tried to pan sautee these, but the sugar in the apple makes it get kind of burned, so baking is best, I find) Today I used 3 lbs of ground chicken thighs (I special order this from the good meat market in town) and two apples. I now have lots of food on hand! I also went food shopping so I have plenty of greens, French green beans and broccoli, as well as a fresh batch of mayo. I'm in good shape! Hope everyone else is doing well!
  12. I'll bet the extra exercise is giving you a boost, sure thing! Plus, you are pretty much totally on-program, right? You're entitled to Tiger Blood! Happy "Friday!"...did your stuff arrive? Do the magic red ballerine flats fit? Your tale makes me appreciate our well, and that someone else already put it in, etc...but the filter thing is still not solved - and I am learning things the circuitous, or otherwise hard way, as is my custom = ) Too tedious to recount for you here, but the summary is that I think the local hardware store guy sold me a housing and filter that don't go together, and I think the plumber missed it. I'm still wrestling with it. If I'm right, I'm going to get an honorary plumbing certificate. Meanwhile, I'm equally disappointed in the 2nd plumber, but I still like him more, so won't mind hiring him again, and if I'm right about the above, I'll give him a raft of shit about it. Today was a day of moving at the speed of light... ...beginning with a giganto batch of chicken sausage patties. I think when you mentioned that you were congenitally not capable of making small batches of food, something clicked in my brain, and I said, "make more". I used 3 lbs, something I have never done, but just like a double batch is just as easy as a single, a triple batch is just as easy, too! So I am swimming in chicken sausage, and still have the hash in the freezer. I'm RICH I tell you! And the bratwurst was seriously delicious. I can't wait to get more...of course I have to know what's in it. What extra stuff if any do you put in yours? Your nephew's wedding is in L.A.? You'll have to face a slightly north-easterly direction and wave hello!! The rest of the week I'll be at the store 9-7 to cover for a staffer, but I am ready with great lunches! It's going to get up to 90 in the next couple of days, for the first time this season, so I think I'll be wearing summer-appropriate clothes. Trying to embrace it. Meanwhile I'm in that place where I couldn't have lost any weight yet, but I feel good, so that's not the worst frame of mind for the first summer outfit, right?
  13. cupkayke

    Starting April 22

    I'll be starting Monday as well! Best of luck to you!
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  15. SchrodingersCat

    Nespresso

    I'm now super sad that I've been avoiding coffee with caramel flavour since January
  16. SchrodingersCat

    Nespresso

    Ohhhh. Sorry, my bad.
  17. EmarieB

    Hiking breakfasts

    Hi! i have an upcoming hiking trip planned and am trying to plan some breakfasts! My bf and I will be flying out west and renting a car, then essentially traveling from one primitive camp site to another. I will not have access to refrigeration or a fire/cooking source and am wondering if anyone has any good breakfast options? All I can think of are epic bars for protein right now, so would love suggestions! Thanks ! also, may have limited access to hot water
  18. monalissalostit

    Starting April 15

    I started on the 14th too! So far, other than being a little sleepy from not having 6 cups of coffee a day, I haven't had a "hangover" or want to "kill all the things". I had a gastric sleeve in January 2018, so my meals are smaller and more frequent, but I am staying what I believe is compliant. Not feeling bad is making me wonder if I am doing something wrong, but I'm going to chalk it up to my body being used to elimination diets.
  19. laura_juggles

    NON Carbonated drinks

    If you get real, 100% juice (nothing labeled as "lower sugar" or "lower calorie" or anything else like that), then you can put a splash of that in your water.
  20. flightyimpressions

    NON Carbonated drinks

    Thank you! I already drink a lot of plain water every day as is, no sodas or other high sugar drinks. I was just looking into something flavorful to change a few drinks up during the day. I had been adding 8oz of cranberry juice to 24 oz of water everyday (Oceanspray 5 calorie) but it is made with sucralose and I want to make sure I have something during whole30 that I could drink but still has flavor. :-)
  21. SugarcubeOD

    NON Carbonated drinks

    Yes this would be fine but you should more regularly lean towards the plain water over the coconut water - coconut water is basically light fruit juice and not the best choice for frequent/daily drinking.
  22. flightyimpressions

    NON Carbonated drinks

    so unsweetened Aqua Fresca would be allowed? here would be the ingredients: 1 cup cucumber slices can peel if desire 1 cup water or coconut water 1 tbsp lime juice juice from 1/2 a lime 2 mint leaves
  23. Rawrsala

    Starting April 15

    Hi Guys! I'm glad I found this thread. I'm new to Whole30. My husband and I are attempting this together as I've tried diets in the past and ended up caving because of his eating habits (which isn't his fault, but is mine!) My goals for this first round are to break some bad habits (though I'm a fairly healthy eater anyway) and to hopefully jumpstart a bit of weight loss (though I know that's not the main intention of this program) to help boost my self-esteem. I suffer from anxiety with bouts of depression and food tends to be my pick-me-up crutch. I'd love to change that. I have about 15-20 lbs to lose and I'm hoping this program will start me on the right path to that. I'm on day 3 today and I'm realizing how daunting it is to prepare food for both of us! Also, I'm HUNGRIER today than the past two days. I'm sure this will subside soon, but in the meantime i do find myself missing things like cheese. I'm also an avid baker, so putting my baking on hold is super challenging because it is my creative outlet! Any good meal suggestions? I made a chicken biriyani with cauliflower rice last night and it was really good!
  24. Thank you. I knew all this but it helps to hear the tough love to put me back in my place!
  25. ladyshanny

    Nespresso

    Caramel color is a type of sweetener so would be disallowed. Caramel flavour would be a natural or artificial flavour, both of which are permitted on Whole30.
  26. Hi @Dre25 I get where you’re coming from, it’s hard to see amazing results that get reported and not want to compare ourselves. The fact is though, Whole30 is not a weight loss program and it is extremely rare to be able to see noticeable body composition changes in 10 days. I’m definitely sensitive to the fact that when we are ready to see change, it feels like we’ve been waiting forever. But this is a long game. This is a 30 day experiment that often does have body-change results but it’s about more than that. It’s about finding and creating a sustainable way forward so that you can get to a place where you look and feel your best. That doesn’t happen in 10 days.
  27. ShannonM816

    NON Carbonated drinks

    Infused water made by putting cut up fruit, vegetables, or spices in water (some ideas for flavor combos here: https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/infused-water-ideas/ ) Occasionally a splash of fruit juice in your water. There's all kinds of flavored teas out there, some herbal ones with no caffeine and some regular caffeinated teas, just read the ingredients to make sure they don't have stevia or soy or anything else that's not allowed.
  28. Hi there! I have never posted on a forum before so slightly nervous to put myself out there like this.... I'm doing my first Whole30 alone after hearing about such great results from others...It's getting lonely here, so just looking for some encouragement. I'm on day 10. I am following the plan, not weight myself, using the journal, read the text book and am halfway through Starts With Food (fascinating read!). I understand the science and am glad to be doing the program and understand it takes some time for the body to adjust. That said, many people have seen physical results by this time. As someone who works out every morning (45 - 90 min, including weights 2-3x per week), I thought I'd see that stubborn fat already burning away. Instead, maybe I see just tad bigger muscles (which really isn't my goal here...). Anyway, does anyone have any encouragement here? Did you see more tangible, measurable external results later in the game rather than in the beginning? I was eating fairly "healthy" before, so perhaps that's why I'm no see dramatic changes - that said, what I thought was 'healthy' is now shattered by Starts With Food so, who knows what I was really doing to my body!! I"m just glad to be armed with so much great education. But, also, bring on the five pound weight loss, too, pretty please universe? Thank you in advance!!
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