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  1. Sept. 9, 2019 - Day 1 Meal 1 Leftover Beef and Cabbage https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235997/unstuffed-cabbage-roll/?internalSource=search result&referringContentType=search results. Protien - ground beef. Vegetable - cabbage, onion, tomato. Fat - Forgot to add a fat. Again. That always seems to be where I goof up.
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  2. Hello everyone! This is my very first attempt at Whole30 and I started today! Sorry for the super long post! A little background on me is that I am a 30 year old (as of Aug, 6th) graduate student who is in my last year of my Doctor of Physical Therapy program. I have eaten almost exclusively processed and sugar laden foods for most of my life as I was a VERY picky eater up until I did a 3 month study abroad in France in 2015. My family lives off of microwave dinners, pizza, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Arbys, and Burger King so I have no idea how to really cook. I'm pretty sure the only rea
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  3. Day 6 - Sept. 7: I did it, you guys! I DID IT. I survived the baker’s market without eating any sweets. But oh man, it was touch and go there for a bit. I’m in Charlotte, NC, and it was 95 degrees today. Our table was outside on asphalt for 6 hours, it was SO HOT, and all I wanted was a damn cookie. It might not have been smart to do this during the “kill all the things” phase. My poor husband. But I prevailed! Thankfully I planned ahead and did a good job having things that were filling and easy. So here’s what I ate: Breakfast: scrambled eggs with some bacon crumbles and a d
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  4. Starting my 3rd Whole30 on Monday 9/9/19 after I get back from my vacay. I try to do a full whole30 every 6 months after I finish my last whole30 and it's about that time! Plus I got a bit chunky after completing a recent marathon 3 months ago (I always tend to gain weight after marathons due to running less miles...yet I still eat all the things...ay yi yi!) Time to clean up my diet and feel good again. Gimme a shout if you would like to join! :)
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  5. Feeling pretty motivated right now, and did a ton of meal prepping yesterday. Today the plan is: M1: Sweet potato, apple, sausage and arugula hash with a poached egg on top. Black coffee. M2: "Taco" seasoned pork, shredded cabbage slaw with cilantro and pickled jalepenos (compliant), diced tomatoes, and fried plantains M3: Ground beef over sautéed peppers and onions with compliant barbecue sauce. I need to try and drink more water - in the past, I would suck down a few cups of coffee first thing when I woke up. Today I had a big glass of water while my hash was he
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  6. Meal 2 was a shrimp stir-fry. Lots of shrimp and veggies, but still no added fat. Got to work on that.
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  7. I think I actually eat more than I used to. All my meals are larger than before, and my snacks have reduced but not so much. The difference is that now I feel satiated and I can easily say no to a treat. I don't need so much willpower as I used to, and so now I prevail! Eggs had an undeserved bad reputation. But even so, your cholesterol may or may not go up. It's a bit more complicated that one number going up or down, and scientists are learning more about it every day - or so it seems.
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  8. Sugar is an extremely common preservative. It's actually a quite traditional one, along with salt, oil and vinegar. It's also a very affordable one. And it's very palatable. Because not everybody likes vinegar, and not everybody likes oily preserves. But salty and sugary are appealing to the general public. In the last decades artificial preservatives got really bad press so they rather use "natural" ones such as sugar and salt, and write a huge label in their product saying "NO PRESERVATIVES" - implying it's nearly homemade and/or healthier than other similar items. Also for savory
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  9. I just logged in for support, hoping someone was starting today too. Yay! I'm not alone. I need support. It's been too long since I've done W30 and I NEED to do this...
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  10. heb2014

    JenRaye's Whole30 Log

    I'm glad you said this; mine hasn't really yet either. And it's something I am so looking forward to.
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  11. I am so sorry you're dealing with this. You don't deserve to have someone in your life who would betray your trust this way, so ultimately you will be better off without him, but that probably doesn't help you feel better right now. If you feel up to continuity your whole30, that is great, but if you feel like there are too many rules and restrictions to deal with right now, that is totally understandable. Maybe relax on the rules a bit, but still try to make healthy choices, so maybe get a rotisserie chicken or find a restaurant that offers healthier options if you don't feel like cookin
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  12. If you're doing an extended reintroduction, it isn't going to matter as much where you put each item, as long as you've got the appropriate recovery time in between tests. The order suggested in the book is just giving an idea of how to accomplish reintroduction quickly, giving time to address each overall food group, in an order that is least likely to cause problems. That order isn't really necessary if you're following a longer reintroduction and doing specific foods within the groups, though. You don't even necessarily have to reintroduce all of your foods from a specific group in a row, a
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  13. Emma

    Whole 30 (July 2)

    I was happy as a lark today breaking out my salad and salad dressing on our road trip. I also substituted the salad's salami for my own, which is way better. I had a soda water and life was pretty perfect. I felt awake and alert and content. It was quite nice. I did have some moments earlier when others had baked goods and smartfood popcorn. THAT stuff is pretty tasty. I wanted it, but didn't want it. I wanted it, but my mouth couldn't really send those urgency signals to my brain and I figured I'd better keep it that way. I had thought about savoring a few pieces of popcorn or bites of cookie
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  14. JenRaye

    JenRaye's Whole30 Log

    Week 1...one meal left. 100% on plan for the week. I feel better already. Inflammation is down. I just wish my sleep would improve. Meals planned for the coming week. Shopping is done...will need 2 things from Whole Foods or Trader Joes tomorrow and then will make a couple of meals tomorrow. Week meal plan (I cook Monday, Wednesday/Thursday and weekends...leftovers make lunch and dinners following nights) Egg Roll in a bowl Cumin Beef Stir Fry Whole30 chowder Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
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  15. Hi all. Day 8's been good. My energy is better so maybe I'm through the worst of it. I spent quite a bit of time today in the W30 cookbook and picked out some things this non-cook can cook. Got menus together for the work week coming up. And the Cowboys are winning. lol. I'm in a good place to launch my week. We're almost 1/3 of the way through our 30 - - we got this. I think I'm channeling my inner cheerleader or something.
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  16. ShannonM816

    Seeds and Nuts

    Nuts and seeds are a fat source on Whole30. While they contain some protein, they aren't complete sources of protein like meat, eggs, or fish are -- they just don't have quite the same mix of stuff in them. So in general, you'll be eating less fat than you would protein. Additionally, nuts and seeds don't have a great omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, so in large quantities they can increase inflammation. Some people also find that nuts and seeds eaten in larger quantities can cause digestive problems, especially if they have any underlying digestive issues already. On a more psycholog
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  17. DAY 26 Meal 1: Omelette (3 eggs), lettuce, carrot, radishes and some mayo Meal 2: Barbecued marinated pork ribs, some salad and potatoes, also one banana Snack: Green tea Meal 3: Pumpkin creamy soup and a handful cashews Today I felt quite sleepy - but I think it's more about my menstruation than my diet. Anyway it's not big deal during the weekend. Morning spent playing on the beach, then visiting my in-laws for lunch and afterwards a nice walk back home. I don't plan to do planks today, I think the walk suffices. My lunch was once again too protein-based so
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  18. It's good to notice the eating, but certainly don't beat yourself up about it, nor let yourself feel like you're not doing well. You're doing really well. You're making a huge change and you're following the rules which is kinda why it's so nice that there are rules because that's all you have to deal with. I never limited my eating and I knew my portions were crazy huge, but I could only focus on one thing at a time. And, in time, the portion sizes will naturally diminish as your body figures out how to shift from it's old ways to the new ways. The vinyasa picture - I thought, "Ohhhh,
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  19. But we do It's always great to see how others do, to support each others, to find inspiration in their achievements And I want to say that you are doing awesome, and it's impressive how much you've learned about yourself and dieting in just a few days! Also, keep it up, great temptations ahead but I'm sure they won't beat you. I'm going to a mediaeval market tomorrow and I think I'll be tempted enough but yours is gonna be a feat. And when I say feat, I mean NSV!
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  20. DAY 5: Okay, so, last night was rough. My mood took a dive in the late afternoon. I stayed tired all day and actually took a nap when I got home from work, and I didn't end up going to yoga. Was kind of down on myself for that as I was on a pretty good streak of being active. Then, I felt like I just ate and ate all night! Looking back on it, it was definitely an emotional eating/eat for comfort type of situation. I had my planned dinner of egg roll in a bowl and then I ate a Larabar as "dessert" (not ideal, I know). Since I had some time on my hands I made this Mexican Watermelon
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  21. Friday Thoughts (Sorry for all the posts this morning. I don't expect anyone to read them all, I'm just using them as a record for if/when I do this again.) I think I'm going start a weekly Friday post about thoughts from the workweek and preparing myself for weekend temptations. The last 5 days have been an adventure. I didn't know what to expect going into the Whole 30. I knew I needed a change in my life and was inspired by friends who said how great they felt during it. So I dove in, despite some other friends thinking it wasn't a good idea because it was so restrictive. I
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  22. @Amura I'm also just starting to get back into yoga after taking a break for several months, so things that were once easy for me are now a LOT harder. I've lost a lot of strength and flexibility that i want back! To give you an idea of what a vinyasa is, it's basically this sequence of movements: Imagine doing that a bajillion (ok, exaggerated a bit) times during a class, over and over again. It's seamless if you're used to it, and godawfully taxing if you're not
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  23. Day 4 - 3:30pm: I feel awesome! Today has been amazing. I had a good night's sleep and woke up feeling very rested. I've been SUPER awake all day, alert, and have 0 trace of a headache which literally never happens for me. I know I'll have more hard days ahead, but I hope this is my new norm!
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  24. DAY 4: Exhausted. Couldn't get my butt out of bed this morning and tossed and turned all night after going to sleep way too late. I think there's a window when working out in the evening when I have to get in bed - it's like if I wait too long, I get a second wind and then I'm up for hours. I also didn't eat dinner until almost 9, and I had an iced tea with caffeine at like 2pm. Ugh. That probably had something to do with it. However, I did plan ahead and cooked 2 portions of dinner last night, so my lunch for today was prepped and ready to go. M1: 3 eggs with chives scrambled
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  25. Here's a few of the ideas that I wrote down when planning: Trail mix with nuts, coconut flakes, a few dates, and even dried fruit if you can find it without added sugar (I've been having a hard time finding any though) Fruit or vegetable with almond butter (Justin's makes single serving squeeze packs that are convenient) - good on apples, bananas, celery, carrots (maybe some other things I'm not thinking about) Salsa and bell peppers to scoop or another compliant dip (like Tessemae's Habanero Ranch) with veggies (bell pepper, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, etc) Tu
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  26. When I got home from the longest day and the hardest workout EVER (OrangeTheory is no frickin joke, you guys), I had a package on my front porch. Turns out my best friend, who I've been running my mouth to about the Whole30 and who is a busy career mom of 2 with her own health struggles and goals, took the time to order and send me Nom Nom Paleo's "Ready or Not" cookbook as a "yay you started the Whole30" gift! Just out of the blue! I was so touched! It's so awesome to have friends that "get it" and support you, even when they're hundreds of miles away with crazy lives and stressors of
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  27. I'm also not nearly as tired today! Hooray!
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  28. DAY 3: Went to yoga last night, and ended up having 2 hardboiled eggs, some pesto, and some cherry tomatoes as my pre-workout meal. It was a bit too much and I felt kind of uncomfortable during class. Should have stuck with my plan of only 1 egg, but I think I'm used to the idea of being FULL full after eating, even if it's just a little snack... I want to work on this. I slept marginally better last night - I took some Natural Calm and was pretty tired when I got into bed, and woke up before my alarm. Had a big glass of water before breakfast, and didn't drink my coffee until I w
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  29. I agree with @Amura you have to be careful of the fruit. It is easy to replace the sugar - breads and chocolate and so on with fruit. Fruit can spike you too - Idea is to change the habits that we have and make new ones. It is not easy, but will be worth it! Totally agree with sometimes the struggle. I kept walking into the kitchen at work - looking for "Something" finally had some flavored water and a Chomps Beef Stick. Took the edge off. Rock on Whole 30 teamates
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