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  1. 2 points
    kirkor

    Netflix - What the Health

    "documentary"
  2. 2 points
    I'm 54 and starting Whole30 tomorrow. Looking forward to reading your posts and hints and encouragement!
  3. 2 points
    Miranda E

    #SeptemberWhole30

    I am totally eating all the things before starting tomorrow. But I plan on doing a Whole90 this go around. I did really well on the 30 last time, but relapsed a month later. And I know I need more days to help overcome some of the mental issues that lead to eating all the things. I did my first Whole30 in April and it went really well. I do still follow some of the guidelines. I've had whole30 breakfast and lunches for almost every day since then and we still enjoy a lot of the yummy recipes I use to make.
  4. 2 points
    Welcome Aussie gal, & all newcomers! I am on day 22 or thereabouts. That, too, is my biggest worry, slipping back into old habits. Food Freedom Forever is all about the "after", so I am slowly working my way through that. I have to have a back tooth extracted today. It seems I have a cracked tooth that has had a root canal, & it has gotten an infection. Apparently this, & a subsequent implant is the only solution. Be glad to have it over. I am going to make some kind of soup as I'm sure I won't feel like chewing anything hard for a couple days. Also, yesterday my husband got the results of his recent echocardiogram, & treadmill stress test. The echo was ok, consistent with his a-fib, but, as he puts it, he flunked the stress test. They want to do further studies with dye. This, of course, stressed me out to the max. I wanted so bad to have a glass of wine! Had a serious talk with myself. Reminded myself it is called life, and no one promised a rose garden. We will deal with it. It is not a reason to go off the rails. So, here I am, taking it one day at a time. I, also, make my own mayonnaise, using avocado oil, and a little macadamia nut oil if I have it. I do the stick blender method. It's so simple. I probably wouldn't do it if I had to do the old drip drip drip method! Ok, well that's my morning coffee 2 cents worth. I think it is refreshing that so many of you are getting educated about nutrition, and doing the Whole30. So many folks out there haven't a clue & figure they are simply victims. Have a wonderful day!
  5. 2 points
    alw289

    #SeptemberWhole30

    I 100% understand the fear of failure. But you know what? Failing isn't the end of the world. I think once I started looking at failure as an opportunity to learn (why did I fail? Was there something I could have done differently?) not only was I less likely to actually FAIL, I was way more likely to actually attempt things! This is my third whole30 and this is 100% something worth doing. Write out what obstacles might come in between you and your goal (finishing the whole30) and come up with things you'll do instead. For me, office treats are an obstacle, so I stocked up no green tea and will make myself a cup of it when I'm tempted by the treats. When I'm craving an adult beverage after a long day, I'll have club soda or seltzer water. Those are just two examples, but you get the idea. You can do this! Come here with questions/doubts and you'll get the support you need
  6. 2 points
    ladyshanny

    Veggie or fruit?

    @JanellaR - FB is the wild-west, those groups can become their own beast. The forum is moderated by people selected by Melissa Hartwig who are extremely familiar with the program, rules, recommendations etc. Not all facebook groups are incorrect but your safest bet is to get your information here or on any of the Whole30 social media channels.
  7. 2 points
    Alofa0509

    #SeptemberWhole30

    I'm here to be accountable. I'm going all in on Sept.. This is my first go!! I'm gonna need all the help I can get. Cheers!
  8. 1 point
    Scott W

    Starting 8/28 Excited

    I am reading "It Starts With Food" and think a better title would have been Scared Straight LOL I am looking forward to getting my weight in check but after reading through the books I am even more excited about the health changes. I am familiar with the Paleo diet but never really fully understaood the "Why?" The Why is very compelling. I am not used to spending much time preparing foods so this will definitely be an adjustment but it seems like it will be worth it.
  9. 1 point
    alisonmae

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hey everyone! On the cusp of my 30th birthday, suffering from migraines and asthma, my boyfriend and I have decided to tackle the Whole30 together! We were originally going to do it in November, and after double checking calendars and training schedules (we are both runners with numerous race events we've already paid for, so we didn't want to struggle and feel we had wasted our money), we decided to move our start date up, to September 4th! Little did we know, there'd be a big movement to have as many people as possible participating in the month of September! This will be coming days after our second overnight relay in the month of August (CLR and Hood to Coast), AND my 30th birthday! What better way to start off a new decade than with improving my health?! I am committing to this challenge in hopes of getting my nutrition on point as a runner, to rewire my brain about food and cravings, and to hopefully discover trigger foods for my migraines and asthma! I will be chronicling this journey for us via Instagram - @rundrinknerd - feel free to follow along! We look forward to getting inspired by all of you, sharing our journey, and hopefully inspiring others to take the challenge! Cheers! Alison
  10. 1 point
    blgmw2

    Starting today!

    @Lunarose I agree with trying another ranch dressing for the wings, but still was good. LOL! I also did the news letter and do like the motivation.
  11. 1 point
    invinciblechar

    August 7th Start Date

    Thanks, @Karen L ! Needed that sanity check.
  12. 1 point
    coachgad

    Starting today!

    @Lunarose Thanks for the feedback. I was really thinking I was doing something wrong but I really have been on point, you know? I think I will weigh and measure on day 31, then keep going to day 45 and then see where I am then. You helped me not feel so crazy, at least, so that is GREAT! LOL
  13. 1 point
    Christel3M

    #SeptemberWhole30

    We can do this, I'm scared too, but excited also to change my life.
  14. 1 point
    alw289

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Timing is SO important. Definitely take this opportunity to test out some recipes to find a few that you know you love and are confident you can make. It'll make your first round a lot easier! Good luck with your move!
  15. 1 point
    Rholy

    Bacon & cooking fat

    Thank you ladies! I actually found whole30 compliant bacon at wegmans. It's the new on they have been posting about. Forgot the name at the moment.
  16. 1 point
    JanellaR

    Veggie or fruit?

    Yes, I've learned my lesson and am leaving that group! At least I have a skeptical nature, and don't believe everything I read.
  17. 1 point
    Scott W

    Starting 8/28 Excited

    So day 4 is going well, really glad I came across this program. I will go out on a limb and commit to a whole60 program.
  18. 1 point
    samnkelli

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hi everyone -- mind if I join you? I've done 4 rounds of W30 over the last couple of years and have found that joining a thread like this and sharing experiences is very helpful for me. A group of girls at work are doing this round with me too! Get your mind right for Day 1 tomorrow! This is going to be fun!!
  19. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    A fresh start on July 31st

    I did... just being cheeky
  20. 1 point
    jordanamerritt

    Starting Monday, August 28

    I am definitely in KILL ALL THE THINGS mode. Also feeling a little lightheaded/off today even though I had a pretty big breakfast for me (I never ate breakfast prior to starting Whole 30). Just taking it one hour at a time today!
  21. 1 point
    Choose and pick your clean eating. Clean or Dirty Eating All or Nothing Black and White Thinking Beast Mode or Couch Mode Eat Dirty or Train Clean Stay Calm or Don't Snack Mats or Train Mean Live Green or Dirty Hygiene
  22. 1 point
    53 and on my third..... I'm great at getting thru the 30 days... and not so great after that. Committed to making this time different and changing the way I make choices about how I treat my body.
  23. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    Netflix - What the Health

    This documentary was discussed previously here: there are links there to a couple of responses to the movie, one from Melissa Hartwig and one from Robb Wolfe. As for why someone would do this, people sometimes have a very strongly held belief and will do anything to sway others to that belief. It's been happening forever, and will probably continue to happen as long as human beings are on this earth.
  24. 1 point
    alw289

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Oh, I love that that reframing of cravings! I'll be using that as I navigate this labor day weekend (starting September 4th). This is my 3rd whole30 and for the first time I've been "easing" into it.
  25. 1 point
    Hi everyone, I started W30 again today (Aug 31 Thurs) because I really needed to get back on track and quickly. Looking forward to some support from here as I go thru. I'm trying to make this lifestyle stick but every time I finish I just go back to what I used to do pretty much - although there are probably some very small improvements. Generally - not cool! But I figure I'll just keep hanging in there and keep going. So here I go again. Looking forward to the journey. One benefit of all this is that I am the homemade mayo queen of the north! That's a plus.
  26. 1 point
    Jim4884

    Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    I think you already have Welcome!
  27. 1 point
    ultrarunnergirl

    I just can't imagine...

    Hormones, @coconuts. Chapter 5 of It Starts with Food is my favorite. FASCINATING how it works. Enjoy the journey, and kudos for supporting your wife. Cheers!
  28. 1 point
    I wouldn't worry about it, unless you're having these every day. As a once in a while side dish, it's fine. If you decide you want to make veggie patties every day, you can find recipes that use less flour than that.
  29. 1 point
    NoneOtherThanAmy

    #SeptemberWhole30

    That's a great prep strategy! I remember once having to make a meal out of (compliant) deli meat, some fresh veggies, and an apple + nut butter. It wasn't exactly the best template meal ever, but I had forgotten to eat lunch and I had to leave for an appointment in 15 mins. No time to make anything, so it was pretty lucky I had some compliant things I could throw together.
  30. 1 point
    Jim4884

    The Dragon Slaying Saga Continues

    @emilyelowe - thanks! - don't get me wrong, plenty of things SOUND good, it's just not that hard to feel content with something healthier. And great job making healthier choices post Whole 30/amid temptation - it seems like it could be SO easy to indulge a little here, a little there, and next thing we know we're eating SAD. I think every good choice we make builds on previous ones. @Delicacious - interesting about gluten having less effect than soy. I hope maybe those coconut aminos are a suitable substitute for soy for you, maybe? I don't think they taste much the same, but as an american with northern European roots, soy is not historically a big part of my diet, so I'm not planning on adding it back anyway. Very different situation for you, soy is a staple I'd guess, and I hope you can make something work. Keep at it!
  31. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    30 days with no wine!?

    Yep, go ahead, the fruit juice concentrate is fine. Be careful with putting hot tea in a wine glass tho... yikes!
  32. 1 point
    shillis

    Starting Monday, August 28

    @Tippydee I made mayo this weekend too! I was super impressed with myself and also wonder why I haven't been making it myself all along! I threw out all the old mayo cause I am making it myself forever!!
  33. 1 point
    shillis

    Starting Monday, August 28

    @racheleats thanks! I love Wegmans and was able to find bacon, sausage and almost everything on my list - coconut butter, other complaint items. They were just out of coconut aminos!
  34. 1 point
    dwelle

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hi all, I have been filling my house with good options and I have cut up lots of veggies and cooked meat so that it is easy to grab and snack. My biggest downfall is not that I don't like the foods, it is that I run out of time and then I am starving and grab whatever in my reach. Looking forward to starting.
  35. 1 point
    Crimsann

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    I think I speak for us all that Cynthia is now on the "must check in again list"! My sister is down there near you right now, though far enough inland that she hasn't been in any of it so far...not sure what traveling home will be like but I think she flies out of Dallas maybe. Is that near Fort Worth? I'm horrible at geography but I think "near" is somewhat relative in Texas anyway right?! She had to do a two week orientation for her CRNA program and that meant leaving the babies which is killing her. She hasn't been away from her girls overnight yet and jumping straight into two weeks of it was pretty bad. I think I would be the same way, canoeing my way back up the street if I had to in order to check in on things. Stay safe!!!!
  36. 1 point
    SugarcubeOD

    Help. I feel so poorly.

    Okay so you're willing to eat eggs... eggs when they are the sole source of protein in a meal should be as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping... for most people thats 3-4. it IS possible to do an entire Whole30 with eggs as protein, we had someone last year do it and keep a log altho I'll have to ask another mod to find it because I wasn't involved in that. Are you feeling better than when you first posted and are you continuing to eat the eggs? If you think they're problematic, then definitely take them out for a few days and see how you go. The thing about the vegetarian Whole30 is that while there are other sources of protein you can have, all the other rules and recommendations apply so you'd want to ditch the smoothie bowl... your latkas and fried eggs with avocado is a great meal! I see that starchy veg takes a starring role in a lot of your meals; I"m not a vegetarian so I don't know if this is common among vegetarians but we want you to eat a plate full of veggies and starches are to start with one fist sized serving a day and then move up or down depending on how active you are, how much weight you have to lose etc... As far as protein sources, there are many... we suggest that if you don't want to do it with strictly eggs, that you prioritize pastured, fermented and organic things such as yogurt or kefir. If you want to do soy, you can do tempeh, natto, extra firm tofu - stay away from the overly processed 'soy burgers' and other fake meat type experiments. Here's an article about the Whole30 done as a vegetarian. Please read it knowing that some people choose to be vegetarian or vegan for various reasons so all the options are given in the article including how to choose ethical meat, should someone want to go down that road. It doesn't say you have to, so take what's applicable and leave the rest - near the bottom is the recommendations on protein. https://whole30.com/2015/06/veg-whole30/ Once you decide what you want your protein to be and how much you'll rely on eggs etc... make sure you're making all your meals to match the template and leave the nakd bars and other Whole30 'snacks' for emergencies just like in the regular program Does that help? Also, as a side note, I can bet 100% that Shannon did not notice this was the Veg section of the forum and did not mean to suggest you change your values to fit the program. The Veg section is not very active and when it comes up on our feeds sometimes we don't look at the headings... it's happened to all of us mods and it's not intentional put downs or ignorance, just a mistake
  37. 1 point
    NancyW

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    Oh good! Because I'd have continued to check anyway... And I agree about continuing something than starting again. I've found that to be true so many times. I'm still in my less-than-stellar living arrangement, with no word from the 55+ complex that there's anything coming up. I've considered some other places, two of them within a little more than a mile of work. Trouble is, when a place does open at the 55+ place, then I'll have a lease to contend with. I really need my own space again, not because we see that much of each other here, but because the stuff that I need on a day-to-day basis is making me feel SO claustrophobic because there's nowhere to go with it. I think what I'll have to do is put a time limit on the waiting. I know I'm in the next batch of people to get a call when something opens, but there's no way to know how long that will be. So maybe I'll talk to my friend (landlady) and see what she thinks. Paleo and fasting will start again in earnest after the holiday weekend. I've been a bit sloppy lately, and eating too much carb-y stuff, so the fasting is on the back burner. I'm coming up with some more ideas that don't take a lot of time in the kitchen, or that I can put together at work. Ok, time to work on clearing out some crap. The more I get rid of, the less I have to pay someone to move...eventually. Take care, all!
  38. 1 point
    Crimsann

    Tigers and Turtles - 2016

    I'm happy to check in, and I do secretly hope we all still will on occasion...I refuse to say goodbye, so there. We have all taken some different forks in the road though so it's understandable that the group would be a bit disconnected on what we share. As for me, it's been a crazy summer...how is it that even being down to just one job, the drama has doubled? I won't go into a lot of detail because the details don't really matter and I do think one of the reasons it is hitting me harder is because in the past I always had a very clear second option when things started to get nasty. It's not as if that's not still true, I have contacts enough to land on my feet, and I'm not really being threatened myself anyway in what is going on but the atmosphere is pretty toxic right now and it's frustrating me. Not a good time to be totally off my eating game and it's shown. You will remember me not being a stress eater but a stress starver? That's still true, but when I do eat...and it isn't coffee...it's definitely not salad. So I'm still floundering a bit and trying to get myself shored up. I've pretty much decided not to renew my cupcake contract, lol...that just isn't helping at all and this summer, during the worst of it, even I lost my interest in baking and that's saying something. Interestingly enough it's not that I have such a hard time resisting eating them, it's just doing them week after week after week these last few months when so many of the birthdays were clustered together...I simply can't face doing anything else in the kitchen or making one more run to the grocery and THAT I had not predicted or accounted for. So it's not that I'm face first in cake, but not cooking for myself then that is the problem. Overall it has been fun, and I know they have been absolutely enjoyed and appreciated but it just doesn't fit with how I want to spend my time. They are trying to talk me into a once a month option for next year but I'm not sure I want to take on even that. I still really want to do a full year on my plan and that means taking time for myself. I still feel like what I had mapped out is where I want to head, but I also know without a doubt that I have to start with some kind of 100% reset first. Not doing that sunk me before I even started. I also have some opportunities to do a Whole30 this fall/winter starting mid November...maybe taking a break for two weeks around Christmas and then picking up again in January...and I think I'm going to take advantage of that. I also have a mini plan for September which is mostly just a combination of getting back to eating three times a day, better hydration, and stepping up my workout just a little bit. I also want to lay out some menus for the two weeks I will be off in October when I have a chance to do a bit more in the way of a cook up. I want to take that time to make some really good meals and savor the season. So much still to come this year, it's hard to believe it's as far gone as it is. On the upside, despite my food woes, workout wise I'm still plowing through...I finished up early this morning so I would have the rest of the day "off" and that marked Day 224 straight on meeting my Move goal. Unfortunately, I still sort of hate doing it. The difference is, I'm not letting that stop me. I will say though, without question, eating poorly has had an impact. I meet my goal, but I'm rarely really pushing myself to exceed it. I think as long as I don't throw in the towel, I can still climb back out of this. For one thing, seeing how even working out every day is not keeping my belt loose is again a real wakeup call about how I need a holistic solution. I think the triangle for me is Exercise/Whole Foods/Stress Management. I know what to do, I know how to do it, I know it works...it's just clearing away the obstacles again and getting started. I do a lot better continuing something than just getting it going sometimes. Which it's funny that I say that because for some reason all week I've been thinking about New Year resolutions...oh come ooooonnnn guys, it's me of course I'm thinking about January plans in September you know this by now. I think one of them I'm just going to start today. That way, come the first of the year, I will only have to resolve to keep doing it. LOL! See, just talking to you guys still inspires me. I'm off to go toss laundry in the dryer and start a diary.
  39. 1 point
    NoneOtherThanAmy

    #SeptemberWhole30

    Hi Alison, I'm also going to participate in the September Whole30! I'm an aspiring runner and have my first 5k race on September 9th and then start training for an 8k the week after the 5k. I'll have to follow along on your running and Whole30-ing adventures on Instagram. This will be my 2nd Whole30 and I'm doing it for several reasons: 1) I can feel my bad habits slowly sneaking back in. Time to get back to eating the way that makes me feel good. 2) I'm a grad student hoping to graduate by the end of the semester, so I'll be writing my dissertation pretty hard all fall. Writing is stressful for me and I can tell this semester has the potential for me to slip back into the snacking all day long trap to deal with the stress of writing. I think being on a Whole30 will help me learn to deal with the stress in better and healthier ways. 3) Reintroduction. I want to do a proper reintroduction this time. Last Whole30, I was on a tight schedule and couldn't reintroduce everything I wanted to. I'd love to take about a month to do specific reintroductions of certain foods. 4) Tiger blood. I'd love to get there this time. I have much more stable energy levels than I did before the Whole30, but I don't have tons of energy to burn either. 5) Keep up my NSVs - My skin is clearer, my GI system functions much better, I feel better about myself, I'm not reliant on the scale, I've changed my relationship with food and really cut down on emotional eating, and I'm better at planning and making healthy food for myself even when I'm tired. Who else is joining the September Whole30?
  40. 1 point
    illiah

    Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    Happy Monday everyone! Somehow, I managed to survive what I am calling the Weekend of All the Pizza. First, my family wanted pizza and beer while we watching the Drum Corps International finals on Saturday night. I had my salad with cold leftover rib eye and Tessa Mae ranch, so all was good, but the cold beer did look appealing. Then I had to order more pizza for the student leadership at my job ( I am a university band secretary) and the whole building smelled of pepperoni. More salad and ribeye. More water.... I last had pizza on July 30, just before I started this Whole 30. My face broke out the next day (Really? Acne AND Wrinkles! there ouught to be a law) Just kept thinking that the pizza would taste good at first, but then I would feel sluggish and bloated for the next two days. Learning to think about the consequences in advance is my takeaway for this current Whole 30.
  41. 1 point
    laura_juggles

    SWYPO Question

    I think, for me, a large part of the problem is that the blogger is clearly advertising this bake as a complete breakfast for when you have a craving for something sweet at breakfast. Which, for Whole30, is totally not the way to do it. I think it'd be an incredible Thanksgiving or fancy dinner side, though, like Shannon said. Just my 2 cents
  42. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    SWYPO Question

    Looking at this again, I might have been a little hasty and should probably have explained my thinking better here. As a standalone breakfast, which is how the recipe is presented, this is not a great choice, and I feel like people who are having it that way -- as a breakfast, on its own -- are probably trying to find something to take the place of their starchy, sweet breakfasts they were used to before Whole30. If that's the way people are having it, I'd stand by my assessment. Don't try to keep making the kinds of things you're used to always having, try new items, try a new focus for breakfast that matches the template better. If someone had come here in the fall and said, I'm hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have compliant options for turkey and green beans and there'll be salad and other vegetables, but I really want some kind of sweet potato that isn't the marshmallow-covered candied yams I grew up with, do you think this recipe is a good option -- I'd have probably said, sure, it seems like a fine option for that. It might be a little on the sweet side if you're used to eating Whole30 style for a long period of time, but combined with a meal full of other items, with protein and fat and other vegetables, it more than likely isn't going to wake up your sugar dragon or cause cravings. I realize this is one of the reasons some people have an issue with the SWYPO idea, and I hope that this doesn't just further confuse things.
  43. 1 point
    Carla B

    Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with

    I'm 64, & considering my 2nd Whole30. Last time I did it with my daughter & daughter-in-law via texts & email. This time I am solo, & I think the comraderie & accountability were key to success. I would love to join in with some like minded/age women!
  44. 1 point
    ShannonM816

    Recipe needed

    What time are you eating breakfast before this? Because I think if you're making your meals big enough and eating sometime between 7-8, once you're fat adapted you may find that you can just wait until you're done at 2 and eat lunch. It's definitely pushing the 4-5 hours between meals thing, but many people find that, especially when they're busy working on something, they can wait when they need to. Personally, if I can, I'd rather do that than try to gulp down a lunch in bits and pieces while I work, but that's just me. As for something you can take to eat while working -- I'd focus on things like meatballs, grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, or frittatas -- all those could be eaten cold/room temperature. For vegetables, raw veggies like carrot and celery sticks, snap or snow peas, sliced jicama, cherry tomatoes would be good, or make a thermos of blended vegetable soup that you can drink. Add some olives or guacamole for fat, they should both hold up well even at room temperature.
  45. 1 point
    robinh

    I miss Ketchup

    Best Ketchup Ever My husband, who did not do Whole30 with me, has said this is so much better than any other ketchup he's ever had. You can make is as spicy as you want (or not at all) by the amount of Cayenne pepper you add. 1/2 cup chopped, pitted dates 1 - 6 oz can tomato paste 1 -14 oz can diced tomatoes 2 T coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup bone broth or water (I use water) 1 t garlic powder 1 t onion powder 1 t salt cayenne pepper to taste (I use about 1/4 t) Add all ingredients to small saucepan Cook on medium/low heat fro 20 minutes and then turn the heat off Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth (you can use a regular blender too) Remove blender and cook on low heat for another 10-15 minutes
  46. 1 point
    kirkor

    Moist pork chops

    Yep! I was pleased when I learned that earlier this year; it's neat to be alive to watch something actually becoming an "old wives' tale"
  47. 1 point
    Robin Strathdee

    Don't over think this.

    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post. I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this: Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that). Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about). Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey. And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post): Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like. Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you. Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
  48. 1 point
    ladyshanny

    Prosciutto?

    You can consider it a fat or a condiment for the purposes of Whole30. Reason being; you need at least a palm of protein (length, width, thickness) and you are unlikely to get that if you are using prosciutto.
  49. 1 point
    jburth7

    Gritty teeth or tongue???

    The nuts could also be doing it. They tend to make my teeth feel really gritty too despite the fact that they're supposed to be a 'natural cleanser' for your teeth. Ironically, my teeth have had much more buildup of tartar since I embarked on the Whole30 diet. The times when I'm 'off-roading' (i.e. the last time I was pregnant and couldn't stomach meat and ate my fair share of plain yogurt and a few other things sprinkled in), my teeth were much cleaner. I'm not sure why because it should be the opposite (carbs tend to build up plaque and while Whole30 is not a 'low carb diet, it does tend to be lower carb than a traditional SAD diet. My hygienist noticed a huge change in the cleaning I had right after I was on Whole30. She couldn't believe how much tartar was on my teeth. However, my gums are still healthy, so I just figure it's a side effect of Whole30 that isn't too bad and the other benefits outweigh it. Oh, and I'm a dentist, so I've tried researching other ideas on why nuts would cause the buildup, but I can only find evidence AGAINST them causing buildup, go figure.
  50. 1 point
    ladyshanny

    I HATE cooking . . .

    In counselling someone in another thread about mass-prep, I got to thinking that it is out of people's "ordinary" to think that it's acceptable to grill 12 chicken breasts and make 2 pots of chili and roast 6 sweet potatoes and make two sauces all in the same day for the same eating-week. And yet we are programmed to think nothing of buying the Family Size of rice crispies so we don't run out or buying the jumbo loaf of bread or the biggest carton of milk or ice cream. People buy big because they know eventually they are going to use it....but we think it's weird or out of the norm to stock our fridges in that same big bulk way with protein and veggies and sauces. If I didn't bulk cook I would. not. succeed.