Addie_Tudes

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  1. Hey y'all! So I meal prepped a compliant turkey and veggie chili in my instant pot tonight. It was made with turkey, green peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, green chilis, and lots of yummy spices. Unfortunately, the veggies overcooked so everything kind of turned into a bit of a mushy and water-y mess. I strained off some of the liquid, which helped a bit. I also added some slivered almonds and less-ripe avocado when I ate it, which helped add a little bit of texture. If anyone has any ideas as to how I could salvage the recipe so that I don't have to choke down/ throw away a whole pot of nutrient dense chili, let me know!!!
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    Completed Whole30 and no weight loss

    Hey there! While smoothies are delicious, it seems like the problem could be the fruit smoothie, NOT the sweet potato. It's pretty easy to hate on starchy vegetables like sweet potato and butternut squash, but think of how many more carbs are in that big fruit smoothie! Also, I've seen a theme that people tend to have less success when they are consuming large quantities of coconut milk. I think for some people, this creamy and delicious food can definitely be a food without brakes. I'd encourage your partner to cut out that fruit smoothie, and instead add more protein and a few heaping servings of vegetables onto his plate. If he feels like he can be in control of eating coconut milk, then have him spoon a bit onto his plate. Definitely keep in mind that there are other super yummy fat sources, like avocado, olives, and compliant mayo. Let us know how it goes!
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    Hardest Hours to Make it Through

    Hi! I've often found that during days or times that I'm not very busy, my mind tends to wander to food more as well. I think one thing that definitely helps is to make sure that each meal has enough fat to make you feel satiated. I've also found that drinking seltzer water helps when I'm a little bit bored. Good luck!
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    Day 11 and REALLY Struggling-- Please Help!

    Thanks Everyone! Today I adjusted my eating/ working out schedule, and my cravings were at a minimum. Hopefully, I'm on the road to Tiger Blood!
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    Day 11 and REALLY Struggling-- Please Help!

    Thank you all so much!! I usually lift right after breakfast, but after my life I'll go a few hours before having lunch. I'm definitely going to work on adjusting this. Perhaps going for a week like this has caught up to me. Thanks so much for all of your help!
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    Ideas of how to get your mind off of food?

    Seltzer water has helped me! Make sure it's compliant. Polar and LaCroix both have compliant seltzers.
  7. Hello All, I am looking for some help and encouragement today. Today is the first day that I've actually thought about quitting the Whole30. While I have had some minor struggles so far (cue me crying in a bathroom on Christmas, but successfully turning down a piece of delicious dark chocolate cake), today has been the only day that I've actually considered attacking some sweet stuff. I have an admitted sugar addiction, which was my whole reason for starting the Whole30 in the first place. I know that my psychological relationship with food needs to be repaired, and as much as it sucked, crying over a piece of cake (which I know is so dumb) helped me see that. Because of that, I've cut out fruit and Larabars for my Whole30. I don't struggle with hitting the brakes when I eat nuts, so those have been making occasional appearances. I get my carbs primarily from sweet potato, which I always pair with a less starchy vegetable and protein for my meals. I know that I'm full, but these intense sweets cravings are making me feel as though I'm always hungry. Additionally, I woke up today feeling bloated and having a breakout. I know that these are temporary side effects, and I know that this is all normal. I was just wondering if anybody could give me any tips besides sticking it out, because I'm really really REALLY struggling with that right now. Below, I've listed a few days of my typical meals. Monday: (also had a 1.5 hour heavy lift and 30 minutes of Cardio) Breakfast: 2 poached eggs over sautéed spinach, garlic, and onions Lunch: Beef tenderloin, roasted carrots, arugula salad, roasted sweet potatoes drizzled in olive oil Dinner: 2 deviled eggs (made with compliant ingredients) and green beans sautéed in olive oil Tuesday: (1.5 hour heavy lift + 1 hour cardio) Breakfast: 3 chicken tenderloin, sweet potato drizzled in olive oil Lunch: 3 deviled eggs, green beans sautéed in olive oil, handful of pistachios Dinner: 2 chicken thighs, roasted carrots, and green beans sautéed in olive oil Today: (45 minute hypertrophy lift) Breakfast: 2 eggs scrammbled with mushrooms, peppers, and onions sautéed in olive oil Lunch: Prosciutto (compliant), avocado, cherry tomato, spinach, and arugula salad drizzled with compliant ranch Dinner: None yet hope you can help me! Thank you!!