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    meli22

    Meli's log

    Day 26 B - coffee w/ nut milk; carrot-coconut soup; cold roast chicken; sauerkraut L - zucchini noodles w/ cold roast chicken, compliant tomato sauce, Moroccan olives & 1 hardboiled egg; sauerkraut; squash soup afternoon coffee w/ nut milk D - vegetable soup w/ chicken; zucchini noodles w/ tomato sauce, roasted eggplant, parsley, scallions & Moroccan olives; cucumber Time is flying! Can't believe it's been almost 30 days. The last week has been very stressful, with everything that's been going on in the world as well as major life changes, but I'm proud of sticking to the plan regardless. Despite not sleeping well, my energy has been good. I've had no desire to do any emotional eating, which is amazing given it's such a deeply-ingrained stress response for me. I also find that when I stick to 3 meals a day I get to anticipate my next meal, and it becomes more of a pleasurable event. I prefer this to grazing. For a long time the thought of limiting myself to 3 meals a day triggered a fear/scarcity response in me which would lead me to binge. Now I've learned that if I reassure myself that I can always eat more, I relax, and this has been so helpful in regaining my hunger / fullness cues. Having gone on my first diet at age 8 I'd been dieting, or in a binge/restrict cycle, for 30 years. This is the first time I feel like I'm eating in a more balanced, healthy way. I'm still restricting foods but I'm not restricting portion sizes and this is at least a step forward for me. Another change I'm noticing is that my desire to lose weight has sort of fallen away. I will not be stepping on a scale at the end of my whole30. The number on the scale is irrelevant because I feel so much better. Not to mention that it's a number that tends to fluctuate a lot anyways and that's normal and healthy. That leads me to ask myself what is more important: being as thin as I can possibly be or feeling healthy? About 8 years ago I was able to reach my desired weight through intense food restriction and exercise and, looking back on it, not only was I unhappy at that time but I was also depleting my body of nourishment, which set me up for some health issues down the road. I'm finally starting to feel better now, almost a decade later. A definite NSV. Should also note: the only things I'm really excited to re-introduce are BEANS and LENTILS! I can't wait to eat beans again
  2. 1 point
    meli22

    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    Love these ideas, especially the after dinner cordial!
  3. 1 point
    Birdie7117

    Birdie's 1st WHOLE 30 - MARCH 16-20

    FAVORITE THINGS SO FAR ORANGE SLICES IN WATER glass // + KEEPING CHILLED FRESH ORANGE QUARTERS to snack on Half Sweet Potato mashed with caramel pod cream for breakfast // (Not an egg person) KEEPING ON HAND Chiled CUCUMBER SLICES IN VINEGAR (peeled) as a side for veggies like green beans & tomatoes / squash / spring onions PUBLIX GREENWISE BACON / FRESH MARKET 0 SUGAR UNCURED BACON Avocado - lime juice - cilantro // tomatoes Oranges / tomatoes / squash / canned green beans / potatoes _____________________________________________________________________ Small indiscetions - Makes me happy & keeps me going! Small Spoonful of 0 Sugar fig spread w/ breakfast bacon & cup of coffee w/ caramel pod cream - Morning Happiness! After dinner small cordial of half coconut water & half grape juice -
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    I heard this twice yesterday so I figured it was my message from the universe so i thought I'd share it with you. I'm glad I listened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5NPN3NF0rM Soulshine The Allman Brothers Band When you can't find the light That got you through the cloudy days When the stars ain't shinin' bright You feel like you've lost you're way When the candlelight of home Burns so very far away Well, you got to let your soul shine Just like my daddy used to say He used to say soulshine It's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Hey, now people don't mind We all feel this way sometimes You gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day I grew up thinkin' I had it made Gonna make it on my own Life can take the strongest man Make him feel so alone Now sometimes I feel a cold wind Blowin' through my achin' bones I think back to what my daddy said He said "boy, in this darkness before the dawn" Let your soul shine It's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Yeah, now people don't mind We all get this way sometimes You've got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul A woman too, God knows, she can feel like this And when your world seems cold, you got to let your spirit take control Let your soul shine It's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Lord now people don't mind We all feel this way sometimes Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day Oh, it's better than sunshine It's better than moonshine Damn sure better than rain Yeah, now people don't mind We all feel this way sometimes You've got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day Songwriters: Warren Haynes
  5. 1 point
    MJ of Cayman

    Whole 30 for Lent

    Now on Day 32. A different approach to this challenge now. My husband was working outside of the US for the past 7 weeks. Immigration made him return to the US. Now he his home and I’m left to satisfy his appetite as well as keep my Whole 30 for Lent going. I made him a pot of homemade whole milk yogurt. He eats corn chips and salsa in front of me, and cheese is back in the house. That’s tough. I’m hanging in there, though. In return he’s getting me out of the house walking the dog in the Park together. I’ve been too much of a homebody. Still no tiger blood.
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    Ernesto

    AMAZING

    So I just finished my first Whole30 and I'm blown away with the results!! I will say it was a real struggle at first and there were times I was about to quit but I stayed the course even during several crisis, both worldly and personal. Wow am I glad I did as I took stock this morning of my results! BP is back to normal GERD is gone, no more meds required I now know what "Tiger Blood" is, energy level has increased tremendously My sleeping has greatly improved, weekly average per Fitbit is now well into the 80's even with all the anxiety we are facing in the world today. My mood has also greatly improved, again, even with the worldly crisis we are all facing I reached my weight goal and then some All in all I have learned the importance of proper food choices and eating habits as the benefits speak for themselves.
  7. 1 point
    MJ of Cayman

    Whole 30 for Lent

    I just cleared Day 26 of my 49 Day Whole 30 for Lent. Haven't gotten that Tiger Blood yet. I sure could use it. Because I haven’t gotten that Tiger Blood I am tempted to get on the scale, but I haven’t. The scale is put away with the batteries taken out. I had the flu in early Feb and a cough has lingered and I have some hip pain that wakes me up. I started taking Tylenol before I go to bed. I wonder if that’s part of the problem. Still hanging in there. I’m over the half-way point. Good luck everyone. Stay healthy.
  8. 1 point
    JCar

    Great results!

    I did it! I completed the Whole30 with no slip ups! Today is Day 35 and I’ve reintroduced gluten free grains and dairy only in the form of plain Greek yogurt. I had many NSVs such as less headaches and better sleep! A bonus is that I did lose 12 lbs and I really wasn’t overweight to start with. I had a big sugar addiction and an unexpected thing I noticed when I had my plain Greek yogurt was it did not need the half teaspoon of honey I used to add!! And I used to use half a packet of Stevia in the Raw in my coffee, but since discovering Nutpods creamer, I don’t think I will need that either! Anyone struggling with the challenge, please try to see it through! You can do it and you will be better for it!!
  9. 1 point
    JCar

    Great results!

    Reintro went well...left out legumes and gluten contains grains because of known intolerances. Reintroduced sugar in a very small piece of chocolate and it was way too sweet! I don’t crave it anymore! One area I had hoped to improve on was my Hashimotos thyroid but that didn’t happen. My latest test showed my numbers fell into hyper range for the umpteenth time in 4 years. Oh well, working the meds. During this strange and scary time in our world with this virus keeping us homebound, I have managed to keep up my good W30 habits. I know that eating well will help with the stress of all of this. Take care people! I wish you all well!
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    laura_juggles

    Plant-Based "Meats"

    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. Peas: Yes. Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020. Pea Protein: Yes. 100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    Jihanna

    Plant-Based "Meats"

    Eggs, veggie patties, mushroom burgers, etc. Nutritional yeast is often used in vegetarian diets to increase protein values, and it mixes quite well into broths, scrambled eggs, any mashed veggie blend, etc. Hemp seeds are a good meatless protein source that can also be added to foods. Here are a few links that might be helpful (just remember to skip any honey/sweeteners, if they're listed): https://blog.paleohacks.com/veggie-burger-recipes/ https://lexiscleankitchen.com/paleo-veggie-mushroom-burgers/ https://momfoodie.com/paleo-veggie-burgers-gluten-free/ https://nomnompaleo.com/post/5568966009/egg-foo-young-ish-spinach-egg-ham-coconut Good luck