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    glimmer reacted to melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    I can do saturday lunch if its 1pm approx (kids have aths in the mornings). I managed a lunch out today. I brought eggs and sunbutter to work to eat first, then just ordered a side of steamed veges with no anything although it came with salt and fresh parsley which was fine (thank goodness they did leave the butter off... and the salt may be cause they store them uncooked in brine). And mineral water for the drink. Said no to the coffee chocolates too of course. And I didnt feel like I was missing out either.
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    glimmer reacted to ginsinnot in Today was the hardest...   
    During my first Whole30, if I was cranky or having a bad day, upping my fat and/or protein helped a lot. I ate a lot of fat and I think that's a big part of why I had an overall great experience. Snacking is fine, mindless eating is not. It's best to get some protein or fat in with a snack when you do it. I loved an apple with some nutbutter, or a hardboiled egg and some cashews, jerky and olives.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Terez in Today was the hardest...   
    I think if you are hungry enough to want the fish you are supposed to eat an extra meal. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
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    glimmer got a reaction from praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Day 8 - woken early by snotty, teething toddler. Long day. Energy levels not at peak shall we say : )
    B: 7.30mince, tomato, mushroom, spring onion hash with 2 eggs on sweet potato mashed with a little gee
    S: 11.00 coffee with coconut cream. More because I needed coffee today.
    L: leftover one pot chicken with sweet potato and broccoli sautéed in ghee and tossed in tahini and crushed almonds
    S: 5pm not really a snack but I made almond butter for the kids and had to taste it for texture and salt.
    D: 7pm beef stew with cauliflower mash
    No workout today
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    glimmer reacted to Shelly B in My Day 7 personal evaluation   
    I think I posted it because otherwise, I wouldn't have done it
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    glimmer got a reaction from Callan in Seeking a Calmer Mind in 2013   
    Your food looks so good.
    Like you I seem to be eating massive amounts for breakfast at the moment, glad I am not the only one.
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    glimmer reacted to bonnynancy in Seeking a Calmer Mind in 2013   
    This log is like a gift to others. I am learning so much from you! With all my heart, I hope for you to succeed AND to keep writing!
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    glimmer reacted to Carolyn Koron Parise in Nut Butters   
    Made my own almond butter using just almonds. Takes quite a long time to "turn" into butter but it is pretty tasty.
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    glimmer reacted to Tom Denham in Wine in cooking?   
    No. Despite what some restaurants say, all of the alcohol does not cook out.
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    glimmer reacted to praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    They're looking to add an International section to the forum, so we may be able to use that.
    Wow, 1 week already
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    glimmer got a reaction from Mich in Michelle's Whole60   
    Hi from a fellow Aussie. Good luck on your whole60. The idea of that seems quite daunting to a newbie like myself.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Mich in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Awesome idea..now what part of the forum does that go in? Just in the journal bit?
    So Day7!!! I can't believe it is a week,down..woohoo!
    Good day, happy, even temper, reasonably energetic (until I hit the gym...gotta look at timing of pre-work out snacks for 7pm workouts) and even took the kids shopping without killing either of them.
    B:7.30 am left over rump steak, 1 egg, sweet potato and zuchini hash cooked in coconut oil,,sautéed green something's (might have been gai-lam or spinach)
    Neve thought I would,be cool with eating steak,for breaky but look at,that!
    L: 1pm. Pork and veal mince mixed with 1/2 a tomato, spring onions on top,of,a,big bowl of salad greens with 1/2 an avo on top
    PwoS: 5.15ish. 1 curried egg made with homemade mayo, chicken thigh fillet, coffee
    D: 8.15 one pot chicken , sweet potato. Banana, apricot with almonds and walnuts and coconut cream
    So I have made it to 1 week and I am feeling pretty good. Celebrated this milestone by purchasing some yummy tea and heading to the gym to lift heavy things...life is,good.
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    glimmer reacted to praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Hmm, I don't think so, maybe we can start one for Melbourne.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Derval in Derval's W30 #5   
    OMG! Me too! Well I started with WW after my son was born in June 2011, lost about about 14kgs, then did a program called 12 week body transformation and lost close to another 10. That was basically 1200 cals in, 500 cals out in exercise, thankfully I was breastfeeding at the time and had 1700 cals to play with but it was still brutal. I was hungry, tired and moody all the time.
    I also wish I had known about eating this way a long time ago. I wonder if it is common to turn to paleo as a maintenance plan as their is no "counting" anything ?
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    glimmer reacted to praxisproject in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Yum! I want ginger lime prawns! I'll trade you some pork belly (only thing wrong with pork belly is there is a LOT of it lol)
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    glimmer got a reaction from praxisproject in My very first Whole30, need suggestions, ideas & SUPPORT   
    I hope you can take some time to plan,shop and do a little prep. I find I need to set aside 1 1/2 day a week for prep cooking. Usually on that day I
    -cook up a kg or 2 of chicken to have in the fridge
    -hard boil 1 dozen eggs
    -make a sauce/dressing for the week
    -fry up 1kg of mince
    -roast starchy veg such as pumpkin and beets.
    Having all this done means I can go to the fridge and put a meal together really quickly if I have to. My kids and hubby do not eat strictly paleo but they eat what I cook which is great and I don't look when my husband is making the kids something
    Good luck, it sounds like you have a lot on your plate but you can do this. The Well-Fed cookbook is a great starting point if you don't already have it
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    glimmer reacted to Rosieelli in portion size   
    I think portion sizes do matter. I know that I'm going to be paying closer attention to it by using my palm to approximate my protein intake, and fill up on veggies for the rest. I'm also going to be watching my fruit intake carefully because the bottom line is that I like sugar and although I have been doing great so far eating this way (I'm on day 5) I know that I'm not going to lose any weight or develop better habits if I rely on fruit as a snack. What can I say, I love fruit! I can eat an entire pomegranete all by myself and tell myself that it's healthy to eat because of the antioxidants ect. and it's not a dessert! However, it will hinder my progress and I need to be grown up about it and control it. So there it goes. I'm going to do better because I know better! Portion control will be my focus this next week. After all, like Tom mentioned above, smaller people need smaller portions. I'm only 5 ft. 1 " tall and weigh 150, my weight gain is a result of sugar! I weighed 135 in the spring of 2012. I gained weight while vacationing and not having portion control! Time to stop! My frame doesn't require a lot of food so I need to eat to nourish my body. Wishing everyone the best in portion control and with meeting their goals
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    glimmer reacted to Johnny M in Looking for some Bone Broth 101 tips...   
    FYI once you have some good broth there's a lot you can do with it. I add some veggies and cook 20 minutes then drop a scrambled egg into it for an awesome soup. I also cook with my bone broth. I cook cauliflower in an inch of it in a covered pot for cauliflower mash then just blend everything, broth included. I also use it to deglaze pans when i'm making a pan sauce for steaks.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Tom Denham in Pre WO meal when it is dinner time?   
    Pre whole 30 but still mostly paleo I was doing a 7.15pm bootcamp. I ate a snack at bout 5-530 when my kids ate and then had dinner after at 8.30-9. I wanted to spew if I ate before hand.
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    glimmer reacted to bonnynancy in New Paleo Moms' Whole30 Log!   
    Today is Day 5, and I am going strong!
    Last night I made the mistake of eating less at dinner than I should have. I didn't mean to, but the pork chops were thinner than I thought, others were hungry so I passed on second helpings, etc..... typical mom moves, right?
    Anyway, an hour or so after dinner I was wanting a little something else. I decided to nosh on 4 pineapple spears, and they were good, but.... still not satisfied. So I checked out my munchies stash, and I found a handful of pistachios left in an almost-empty bag. Seemed like an ok choice, can't overdo it because there are only a few left, and they were yummy, but.... still not satisfied.
    So (finally) I asked myself THE QUESTION: Would you eat steamed fish and broccoli right now? And the answer was, "OMG YES! SOMEONE BRING ME SOME OF THAT!" And then I knew: You are hungry, dummy! I nabbed a grilled chicken thigh from the fridge, heated it up, and it did the job. I will try not to make the mistake of undereating again, and if I do, I'll go for real food instead of pointless snacking or (as would have been the case pre-w30) indulging in desserts.
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Ok Day 4 -tired, lethargic, headaches sugar cravings
    B: sweet potato and zucchini hash coconut oil with 2 fried eggs and 1/4 avocado
    L: tuna, beets olives tomato cucumber grated carrot baby spinach
    S: coffee with coconut milk, hard boiled egg
    D: roast lamb, pumpkin, braised kale, carrots and broccoli
    Today I hit the wall...until I had dinner..lol..mmm I think I ate at least 3 palms worth of meat..it was gooood! The dog was sulking as the fatty bits I would usually feed her went in my gob.
    Feeling human again after that
    Add more red meat and fat!
    ETA: no fruit today...although I have been tempted, but I am determined not to eat the stuff if I am craving sweet.
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Ok Day 4 -tired, lethargic, headaches sugar cravings
    B: sweet potato and zucchini hash coconut oil with 2 fried eggs and 1/4 avocado
    L: tuna, beets olives tomato cucumber grated carrot baby spinach
    S: coffee with coconut milk, hard boiled egg
    D: roast lamb, pumpkin, braised kale, carrots and broccoli
    Today I hit the wall...until I had dinner..lol..mmm I think I ate at least 3 palms worth of meat..it was gooood! The dog was sulking as the fatty bits I would usually feed her went in my gob.
    Feeling human again after that
    Add more red meat and fat!
    ETA: no fruit today...although I have been tempted, but I am determined not to eat the stuff if I am craving sweet.
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    glimmer got a reaction from melbournegirl in My Whole100 21.Dec.12 to 31.Mar.13   
    I like your idea of a weekly focus, it makes it seem more manageable to break it down like that.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Jessie2020 in Feeling lousy :-/   
    Day 4 here and I am feeling the same, like i am coming down with something, tired, headaches, dizzy/lightheaded, weak. Taking the day off from the gym as I just don't have it in me.
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    glimmer got a reaction from Derval in Derval's W30 #5   
    Photos..I love photos...you are looking awesome and I bet you feel amazing. I am also glad to hear that seasoned whole30ers still snack on fruit and nuts.