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  1. eramsey

    Day 1 in the Books

    Thank you @MadyVanilla. You are so sweet. I do like to cook but I have gotten away from it so one of the fun things for me is getting excited about cooking with whole ingredients again and trying new recipes. One of the problems I had was that I was stuck in a rut with meals so I think I was actually getting bored with the same thing or I would focus on what my son will actually eat (because toddler food tantrums are no fun) which is pasta, nuggets etc and then I sneak veggies in there. So by cooking to his preferences I would often skip out because I know that those foods aren't the best for
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  2. I tried the Whole30 last year and failed at day 15. This time I'm a bit better prepared and better informed. I already have a meat stash in my freezer, tons of potatoes (around 33 lbs, but they cost only 6€/7US $), eggs and other veg and fruits. I realized that I have to use a bit of a different strategy here in germany, simply because I don't have some shortcuts (like compliant sausages, sauces, nutpods etc), so I will adapt the rules a bit instead of sweating the small stuff. I will try to follow every rule as best as I can, but I won't restart if I can't find a compliant
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  3. MadyVanilla

    Fall 2021

    The party was cancelled last night as one of the organizers tested positive for COVID. Dinner ended up being a chicken Caesar salad, with compliant Caesar dressing. I woke up a little after 5 this morning. I could have got up, but didn’t and fell back asleep for 2 more hours. I think I’m ready to start getting up and going to gym next week. I’ve been busy so far today, cleaning, taking dog to class, walking…just now sitting down to read for a bit. Day 11 M1-sausage and spinach M2-leftover chicken chimichurri and spinach M3-hamburger with the fixings, sal
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  4. eramsey

    Day 1 in the Books

    Day 2 & 3 So far I feel less puffy if that makes any sense at all. I do think I see an improvement in my skin's texture. I went for a walk/run this morning and it felt so good. I woke up happiest and in a better mood and lets just say there are frequent bathroom visitas but not as much gas. I will leave that right there. I am very hungry a lot. So far no headache. I have done detox challenges in the past for up to 2 weeks so I know that I need to eat more than I normally do. I already miss cheese a lot and sugar in my coffee. And my son's snacks are so tempting when
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  5. eramsey

    Day 1 in the Books

    Ok so day 1 is done!! Breakfast was the mushroom, spinach and leek frittata from the cookbook. Banana as morning snack. Lunch was salad with hard boiled eggs. Afternoon snack of lettuce wraps with almond butter. Some raising as a late afternoon snack Dinner was sheet pan fajitas on broccoli ans cauliflower rice with avocado. And night snack of chia seed pudding and blueberries. I feel proud of myself. I had lower energy but my mood was very sable today. I am not sure what I have gotten myself into and am nervous about late night cravings. I cannot
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  6. MadyVanilla

    Fall 2021

    Finally, I made the chimichurri chicken - and it was AMAZING! The recipe was easy and definitely a keeper to add to the rotation. I'm feeling settled into the days, not really having any cravings. I'm waking up earlier (but not getting up yet), my energy level is improving, my sleep is better, I feel as if I may have lost a little weight. Always starting over, whether it's after Day 2 or after months of eating well has a bit more of a motivating factor to it for me than does sustaining. With sustaining, I'm not seeing the regular changes in my health that I do when I crash and start over.
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  7. I’ve had a few answers today. 1) I have a really sore throat, which could go part way to explaining some of my trouble this week, maybe this has been brewing away. 2) physio answered a lot of questions, prescribed some stretches, didn’t say I couldn’t run on it, and really explained and showed me the places on my leg where I am weak and why my hip is bearing the brunt of it. Very useful and informative. and I feel a lot better today, although quite frankly I could eat and eat and eat right now, as my binge yesterday has left my cravings fully switched on. Luckily there is ab
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  8. eramsey

    Day 1 in the Books

    Day 2 in progress. Not feeling great but doing ok so far.
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  9. You sound well-prepared. You've got this!
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  10. Brilliant, welcome the the forum. good luck!
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  11. i thought its just me starting my 1st day in the middle of the week! i started mine on the 15th! and yay for us! this forum is really helpful. i was iffy to buy the new trader joes bbq coconut aminos and i think the only ingredients that wasnt sure is the natural flavor good thing someone posted and answered that for me!
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  12. Rebecca001

    Fall 2021

    That sounds like you have things well under control @MadyVanilla sensible choice with your meal, this is real life after all. Your posts always remind me to do more yoga. I love it, but I never make time for it, then will do a burst of daily practices and feel so good, then it dwindles off again. But you have motivated me to find a YouTube when my boys are out at football practice tonight
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  13. Weds morning, yesterday was ok. Especially considering I had a bad night and then worked from home, I did not graze or end up in the kitchen, just ate my 3 meals as planned. I did go out for a run and it was fine, but in the evening was very painful. So will have another week resting it, then will assess and then will consider a physio or other specialist to really get it sorted. However I feel that perhaps a longer, 6 weeks or more, rest would be prescribed and I genuinely don’t know how I would cope with that. anyway, today. I’m not sure about breakfast, lunch will be salad with tu
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  14. MadyVanilla

    Fall 2021

    Yesterday was tough cravings-wise, but I muddled through. I ate dinner a little earlier than normal and added a handful of almonds later in the evening, as I was feeling hungry. Still difficult sometimes to tell hunger from boredom cravings. Day 6 M1-3 of the breakfast muffins I made on Saturday M2-leftover ribs and broccoli M3-Portobello mushroom caps stuffed with Italian ground beef (kale, tomato paste, oregano) hot tea before bed Walking and yoga planned for this afternoon I was awake earlier this morning - 5:15 and let the dogs out. I could have stay
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  15. This article explains more about starting over. There are no Whole30 police who are going to come make you start over, it's ultimately up to you. If you aren't sure, you can always keep going, and on day 30 think about it again and decide if you want to keep going or not.
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  16. MadyVanilla

    Fall 2021

    @Rebecca001 and @Contessa - thank you. This is exactly what I mean about the support in this community . @Contessa - you have said many things to me, to others, and within your own journal that have helped me realign my own thinking. The above referenced blog post is a must-read. Contessa, the line you quoted is in itself thought-provoking, but the whole paragraph struck a chord: But the Whole30 is not a diet. It’s not a quick-fix. It’s not even a weight-loss program. The Whole30 is designed to change your life. It’s a monumental transformation in how you think about food, your bod
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  17. Rebecca001

    To take food or not?

    @Baptiste you should watch it, if you like crime dramas and can get uk tv over there! It’s very good!
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  18. Natural and artificial flavors are okay on Whole30. If you are not comfortable eating these additives, then you don't have to but for the purposes of the program, they're fine.
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  19. Alexendra

    PRE WORKOUT HELP???

    Hi bela !!! Thanks to Share , I found this is really very interesting post….
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