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  1. Great day yesterday, energy is good. I've discovered Valtoren, the wonder cream for arthritis pain and it, along with the diet changes, have really made a difference in my knees. Everything seems to be moving in the right direction. I slept well again last night. Day 11 M1-eggs and compliant bacon M2-grilled chicken, zucchini, onions, and peppers M3-grilled whitefish and broccoli, maybe some white potatoes fried in ghee.
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  2. As requested - Buffalo wing cauli is super easy (I know this for a fact because Hubs makes it and he is no cook) Cauliflower florets - I like them smallish - 2-3 cm/1 in in diameter approximately. Drench thoroughly in beaten egg (nothing added) Drench again in almond flour seasoned to taste with garlic, onion and chili powder. We have tried other gluten-free flour blends but almond flour is hands down the best for this Spritz with avocado oil and get them into an air fryer. Depends on the AF but ours takes about 15-20 minutes at 400F Dipping sauce: Homemade mayo l
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  3. Day 7, Tuesday January 12, 2021 M1: l/o shepherd's pie M2: green beans and carrots, fried egg with steak bites from the freezer 3pm snack: banana, walnuts M3: oven roasted vegetables including white and sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and broccoli in olive oil and PK greek dressing; pork tenderloin medallions I woke with a mild headache this morning, a daily occurrence over the past few days. The first day it happened I thought that I was dehydrated. Then when it happened again I was worried that maybe I caught the virus, but when I woke today with the same m
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  4. Grrrrr ... Completed my second Whole30 last May and felt like, this is it. I have arrived. Peak health, here I come! Nooope. The minute I relaxed my standards, I tumbled down a rabbit hole of junk food. So this time, my plan is to just keep going. Not that I'm planning on a WholeEternity - that would be a little impractical - but let's just see how far I can go. The rationales: 1. While foods like grains and dairy do contain nutrition, I am not at the point where I have the willpower for reasonable serving sizes, and overindulgence leads to pain and discomfort. 2. Ref
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  5. Agreed - it can become such a big THING if you tell people - they tend to get anxious. Oh no! It's the weird complicated diet thing!!! Yay!
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  6. Many of my favorite foods are nightshades ... it sounds so sinister! Fun fact, when I moved into my house the back yard was overrun - and I mean overrun - with poisonous nightshade. Like, nightshade instead of grass. I actually did some research before planting a garden just to make sure it couldn't accidentally cross polinate my tomatoes and peppers. Yesterday was a day. It was so cold and I wanted hot cocoa! Also I didn't pack quite enough lunch and was super hungry by mid-afternoon. The first time I did Whole30 I had no appetite for quite a while. It was all I could do to eat an egg a
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  7. Haha! I wish! Unfortunately there's no secret button for us that makes the entire journey easier... it does help to be on here helping other people but you don't have to be a 'staffer' to do that so... I'm doing okay! Coming off a habit of having something after dinner so that's a bit hard to break but if I ask myself if I'm actually hungry or just grieving the loss of that habit, the answer is pretty clear. The one thing I LOVE about Whole30 which I always experience right away is the feeling of extra brain space that I get when I don't have to 'debate' food. There's no 'but I alrea
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  8. Good luck with this Becs!. We have an Airstream parked in a winter campground and I associate our weekends with Friday night wine and cheese so I totally hear you on this one. We make do with tea - lots of pots of tea.
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  9. becs

    January 1st Start Date!

    I second the request for the buffalo cauliflower recipe from @Lorna from Canada. I need to up my veg game, as well! The Whole30 Day By Day book talks about turning challenges into opportunities. I'm nervous about my weekend in the mountains, mostly because I associate trips up to the cabin with drinking wine on the deck! The opportunity I see is to research and experiment with fun mocktails to replace my beloved wine. Perhaps a splash of juice in a glass of La Croix will make it feel special. Anyone have any favorite W30 mocktail recipes?
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  10. They are so much nicer if homemade as well. I do sweet potato with rosemary and garlic and bake them til they are almost overdone, they go all sticky and stodgy! I’m really craving ‘something’ today but I don’t even know what. Carbs probably. I feel quite restless and keep wandering into the kitchen. I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer for our dinner tonight too so I will have to improvise and I was really looking forward to my planned meal so the replacement better not disappoint. I had some minced lamb to make some koftas for lunches but I think I will make those for dinne
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  11. Ok so I’ve been avoiding the 3 bags of “natural” French fries in my freezer that I nearly forgot I can make my own! Thanks for that reminder! I have been eating sweet potatoes but woohoo I have 3 russet potatoes to make with cod tonight. So I’ll have fish and chips too! @Rebecca001 I feel better today, I think I too was not eating enough carbs and had butternut squash soup yesterday and some red grapes (eating the wine!) is the tiger blood peering around the corner???? Plus I thought for a minute today was the 12th and now I’m excited that it’s the 13th! It’s almost Whole30 halfti
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  12. We had fish last night too, there’s a theme! We had salmon with stir fry veg and a tahini and lemon sauce. sprung out of bed this morning at 5.40, this isn’t always a welcome side effect of w30 for me. I feel like the quality of my sleep improves but the length of time I sleep for doesn’t. I don’t feel tired though, so must have slept enough. today it’s another busy day of working (from home). I forgot to get the meat out of the freezer for our dinner tonight, so may have to change my menu around. @Lorna from Canadayour buffalo cauli sounds good, could you share a recipe pl
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  13. Congratulations on your engagement!! My son just got married in December. It was very small with family and just a few friends, and it was just such a good time. Have fun with all the planning; so very happy for you!!
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  14. This statement absolutely spoke to my heart. I struggle with this daily and do feel like W30 is what I need to help me learn a better reward/comfort outlet.
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  15. R3D2: Day 1 restarted well. I had appointments out all day and didn't get back home until dinner time, so I was just completely exhausted. The appointments didn't run as expected, so I wasn't able to get back home for lunch, but thanks to food prep, I was able to grab something quick and get back out in traffic. Day 2 has been nice and quiet. I got a lot of work done both for home and office, and I liked not feeling rushed at meal time. My stomach finally feels like I've gotten past the soybean oil incident of last week. I am feeling tired and have a little headache, but overall not too
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  16. Could it be not enough salt or an electrolyte imbalance? See page 67 of The Whole30. I add more salt when on Whole30 due to cooking almost everything from scratch and avoiding heavily salted prepared food. It may be worth trying.
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  17. Muscle cramps are back! I don't know what the deal is. Beginning to suspect that bananas (too much potassium) are behind it. My boyfriend (who has a nursing degree in addition to a nutrition degree.... he's a darned handy fella) suggests laying off both bananas and Natural Calm for a while. I'll see if that helps. Almost to the halfway point with this W30. Truthfully, I've come close to bowing out of this Whole 30 a couple of times. My motivation isn't as strong as it has been for previous rounds. My experience would be different if I was experiencing an acute health concern, working to b
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  18. As a side note, I think ghee is one of my best discoveries to come out of the W30 program outside of health. It is so much better for frying everything that you would use butter for! When we're not doing a W30, I it is the BEST for making popcorn, fish and pancakes - so delish
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  19. Hubs likes to point out that, with no wine or beer in the fridge, at least there's lots of room for all the veggies! Dinner tonight is salmon and we had kippered herring as our protein for lunch so I guess this is fish day. We're both working big days with back to back meetings so we're not very active today. These are good days for fish because it doesn't fill me up and hold me either. Veggie things I LOVE about doing a W30: endless oven fries of both kinds of potatoes - so good. fried onions. Oh how I love fried onions! And they are a veg! buffalo 'wing' cauliflo
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  20. All ghee contains this warning, because it is made from butter. It is fine for Whole30. If someone had a severe allergy to milk, they would probably want to avoid ghee, because there is a small chance there could be enough milk solids left to trigger an allergic reaction.
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  21. Day 8-11 Took a little break there! Still going strong with Whole30. My boyfriend proposed over the weekend on Saturday! We're very happy and excited, but are sticking with Whole30, because it helps us feel our best. I'm having some issues, sort of, with my eating over the past couple of days, since Friday really. I've had almost no appetite over the past few days. I'm sure a lot of it is from excitement/stress over our engagement, but it's getting a bit frustrating. I normally have no problems whatsoever with my appetite, the opposite really, so this feels unnatural. I'm definitely not e
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  22. @stealthstitcher sweet potatoes are in fact not a true potato, but from a different vegetable family. You probably already know this, but I didn't until W30. Once I learned this, I re-framed my attitude towards them. I use regular potatoes as a carb substitute and therefor I try to limit them. Regular potatoes also belong in the edible nightshades family of vegetables, another reason I try to limit them. With Sweet potatoes however, it's no holds barred! I eat as much as I want without having any reservations. I love the idea of the mini crockpot, never heard of that before. Well d
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