Worldismyoyster

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    Worldismyoyster got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    Hi everyone!
    I've started prep etc. I usually do W30 in Jan/ Feb so this is my first December. I'm considering a w60 this year - did a 45 last time. Looking forward!
    I have a decent shopping list/ menu from previous rounds so gotta dig those out
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    Worldismyoyster got a reaction from ladyshanny in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2308892962676726/about/  - please note, that this forum and the admins are the best source of info for all your questions. The facebook group is more an everyday-chatter type thing
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    Worldismyoyster got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    i'm in for Dec1!
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    Worldismyoyster got a reaction from ladyshanny in Psyching up for a December W30!   
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2308892962676726/about/  - please note, that this forum and the admins are the best source of info for all your questions. The facebook group is more an everyday-chatter type thing
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    Worldismyoyster reacted to ShannonM816 in Rural area....   
    It sounds like you've got a better handle on things now -- that's great! I love that you don't want to give up, but do remember that the whole point of this is to make you healthier, and if you start feeling overwhelmed and stressed out again, that isn't making you healthier. Not everyone gets through a Whole30 on their first try, and there's no shame in that -- as long as you keep trying to make healthier choices. Trying to be healthier and make healthier choices is not something that you can totally fix in 30 days, it's something you're going to have to work at the rest of your life, so you've got time to figure it all out. 
    I think as you learn to cook more, you'll be surprised that you'll be able to get your kids to eat a lot of the same things you eat. Maybe not everything, especially not the first time you serve something, but over time as it becomes more familiar to them, they'll be okay with eating the vegetables you eat, or that the seasonings on foods may be different because you make things like burger patties or taco meat Whole30 compliant and just let them do whatever toppings they'd normally do on them. It'll make everything a lot easier, since you won't have to buy totally separate everything for them. 
    Definitely keep coming back to the forum, let us know how it's going, let us know if you need help with things. You're not doing this all alone, you've got lots of people here who want you to succeed and will do what we can to make that happen for you.
     
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    Worldismyoyster got a reaction from scoakley13 in Rural area....   
    Great suggestions above.
    Couple of small things:
    to cook chicken or fish in the oven, try seasoning  it well with salt and pepper (maybe a bit of lemon) and wrap it in foil with some sliced onion and a sprinkle of water - not too tight, more like a little parcel. 350 for 20-30 mins, or until ready (when fish flakes, chicken has no pink juice when pricked w a fork) definitely try extra light tasting olive oil. Two tablespoons is way too much for your eggs - a drop on a paper towel and wipe the pan is more like it, like someone said above. Frozen veggies are cheap and easy - even easier with the Steam-in-a-bag ones Don't think of it as all or nothing for now, try out some meals first. 
    Feel free to reach out to me if you need some help with what to cook, I want to help.
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    Worldismyoyster reacted to ladyshanny in Rural area....   
    If you're accessing the forum on a mobile device, the signatures don't show up. You'd have to go on the forum from a desktop computer. Or just go to Whole30.com and poke around.
    I answered the breakfast question 3 hours ago: Can you go online to instagram? You don't have to have an account if you don't want to. My @stuffonaplate profile is public. You can literally eat any dish there for breakfast. Quite a few of those were my breakfast when I posted them. Any version of protein, veggies, fat and fruit. Breakfast!
    Cooking a week's worth of veggies IS a good prep idea. However you're meant to be eating 2-3 cups of veggies with every meal. In one week that's 21 meals. At a MINIMUM that would be 42 cups of veggies. One head of cabbage isn't going to cut it. That's what the poster meant when they referred to it not being adequate.
    I really think you're being really hard on yourself. Remember that this is voluntary. If you literally destroy all the Whole30 food in your house in some tragic cooking accident, you shouldn't be punishing yourself to starve until Friday because you don't want to stray from the list. We don't advocate for people quitting because it's hard but you seem especially frustrated and upset by the whole thing and starving or "going without" food for even one entire day isn't suitable.
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    Worldismyoyster reacted to ladyshanny in Rural area....   
    Can you go online to instagram? You don't have to have an account if you don't want to. My @stuffonaplate profile is public. You can literally eat any dish there for breakfast. Quite a few of those were my breakfast when I posted them. Any version of protein, veggies, fat and fruit. Breakfast!
    I really think it might be wise for you to consider taking a step back. This is a voluntary elimination program designed to determine food sensitivities. We really don't like to see people this worked up and upset about it. Maybe step back, take a deep breath and then do some research for yourself, practice cooking techniques you don't normally use, schedule a few hours on a weekend to really scour the stores you have and see what's available. (we were just assuming your remoteness because several people asked several times for you to mention available stores to see how we could make suggestions). Since you have a walmart, go online and order walmart items for free ship-to-store and it won't cost more than it would if they had the item on the shelf. So avocado oil for mayo or just plain cooking, coconut oil etc.
    I feel badly for you, you aren't eating enough, you sound horribly frustrated. Step back and do some planning and research and I think you'll have a nicer time of it.