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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    You're so right! In all of the literature, Melissa notes that it takes 66 days to form a new habit...so it is such a good idea to try to stick with a majority of the W30 rules for another month or so. Especially avoiding any previous old, bad habits.
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    You're so right! In all of the literature, Melissa notes that it takes 66 days to form a new habit...so it is such a good idea to try to stick with a majority of the W30 rules for another month or so. Especially avoiding any previous old, bad habits.
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Can you believe it? Only 7 days left! Though it's not over, I've thought back to the beginning. I don't have nearly the aches and pains I did starting out. Still have some "bad" days, but not as bad or as many. Sleep? Can't believe how much better I sleep....and all without prescription sleeping pills (and I wake up earlier and WIDE awake). And I also no longer need my depression meds. I know it says this WOE can help with those issues but I never truly believed it. (No, I'm not suggesting others quit their meds. This is what worked me).   
     My reason for having a couple "old days" type eating? 
        1. I know that those will be some of the foods I "thought" I was missing
        2. (For me) I don't think 30 days was enough to create a lifetime of healthy                         thinking/choices when it comes to food. 
    Stay strong everyone! We got this!
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to MargretB in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Sure! Either of those options works fine for me. 
    I'm impressed with everyone planning to go right back into this so quickly. 
    One of the reasons I'm doing this is that I had noticed I was consistently feeling bad after lunch--nauseated and exhausted with an elevated heart rate. That hasn't happened since I started Whole30 and I'm looking forward to figuring out what was causing that reaction. I want my breakfasts to continue to be similar--eating within an hour of waking up and getting a healthy mix of protein and veggies and fat. I'd like to continue with a big reduction of added sugars in my diet, but do think I'll probably be more relaxed with my food on the weekend (subject to whether reintro shows food sensitivities--I don't want to keep eating things that make me feel bad). 
    I felt tired all day today, which led to me slacking when it came to lunch. I didn't have enough veggies which probably didn't help getting my energy up, but I had half a plate of veggies plus a side salad with dinner to make up for it a little. It was steak for the second night in a row and it was just as good as last night
    Keep it up everyone, we only have 7 days to go! 
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from rgill in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Nice! I don't think I could jump back into another round right away. Way to go!
    I love that you want to continue incorporating mostly a Whole30 approach. I plan to follow Whole30 principles; however, I think I may incorporate snacks post-W30.
     
    I feel like we will have similar re-intro plans. Would love to keep in touch regarding how the re-intro process goes. Maybe our thread can move over to a Post-W30 thread? Or keep going in this one?
    I am going to buy the ingredients to try this!
     
    So excited that we only have 8 days left. I'm missing my snacks the most. I feel like I eat too much at meals, but I end up starving if I don't. I have felt really exhausted, so I'm taking the next few days off of the gym. Hopefully it will help me lean out in the last week of W30 (my pants are far tighter than when I started W30...and I think it may be due to elevated cortisol and too much sweet potato). Anyone else not leaning out on this?
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to MargretB in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Today was good. I just finished off a steak and baked potato and roasted broccoli/nuts that was delicious. I was really craving prime rib but (1) I'm not making one at home on a weeknight and (2) I don't have venturing out to a restaurant in me tonight. This afternoon was the first time I've really been hungry, it was odd. I must not have had quite enough chicken in my lunch...
    I'm starting with cider on Friday night. No gluten and no grains, just alcohol. I do hope to keep doing 2 days of compliant food in between reintroduction days, and I'm still deciding if I want to reintroduce legumes and corn since I haven't missed them. I have some kind of vague outlines of how I might want my food plans to look going forward, but those are absolutely subject to change depending on whether reintroduction reveals any sensitivities. Does anyone have any ideas about how they want to eat after this is over? 
    Eight more days to go! 
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to rgill in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    It was fantastic!! I am not a huge Indian food person, so, I cut the curry to 2 heaping tsp.  And, make sure you use coconut cream, not milk.  It really makes the sauce.  My college aged son ate with us tonight and wants the recipe:)
    We end on a Friday, so, why not:)
    I would like to be able to give it at least 10 days, but, we are going out of town to visit my in laws 6 days after.  I'm really bummed that I won't be able to do this as suggested in the book.  They have a TJs in their area, but, some of this cooking would be difficult to do out of my own kitchen.  They are in an assisted living facility with what they say is a great cafeteria.  I'm having a hard time thinking that means healthy.  I'm hoping they have some gluten free options......we will see.  
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to rgill in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    We are trying the coconut curry chicken tonight on page 230 of the book. My sides are roasted butternut squash & sautéed kale with almonds (pg 298)
    Happy eating & here's to day 21 & 9 more to go!!!
    How is everyone planning on reintroducing foods/drink? 
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to scma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    I don't think anyone was being harsh. People were discussing the program, that's what we're all here for. Nothing personal was stated nor intended.
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to jmcbn in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Ok, so to clarify, and to avoid ANYONE reading this thread being in any way confused, blended frozen banana with coconut milk or nut butter or anything else you might choose to add is off limits, and whilst it doesn't warrant a start over since the ingredients are compliant, it is very clearly & specifically called out (just like pancakes!) and is not allowed.
    From the official Whole30 'Can I Have...?' guidelines:
    Paleo Ice Cream (YoNanas): No
    This. Is. Ice. Cream. Unlike plain frozen fruit, or fruit blended into ice cubes, the only purpose of this confection is to replicate the taste, texture and reward sensation of ice cream. (Don’t tell us you’d get the same satisfaction from a frozen banana because we call your bluff.) Plus the addition of cocoa, nut butters, nuts, or other fruits to your creamy concoction… this is straight SWYPO, and it’s off-limits during your Whole30.
    As always the mods are here to offer help, support & guidance, but this also means ensuring you stick to the rules - or at least pointing out when you're going against them so that others are aware of potential pitfalls....
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    You weren't asking for clarity and we weren't clarifying for you. I am literally quoting the person who asked for clarity, below.
    I think this thread has been consistently supportive. Sorry to hear that in another part of the forum you felt you were spoken to harshly. No one was attacking you here, but you have turned it into that.
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    @History&Pearls
    I understand that you feel victimized here, but we were clarifying someone else's question regarding whether "ice cream" was allowed? Is it not okay for us to support others when they ask for clarity on the rules?
    Nevertheless, good for you in making a healthier choice than you would have otherwise.
    Hopefully one of the mods can weigh in on this, but I really want to emphasize that the response about not recreating goodies were clarifying for others. 
    Please be supportive of the people here who want to do this by the book.
     
     
     
     
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    You weren't asking for clarity and we weren't clarifying for you. I am literally quoting the person who asked for clarity, below.
    I think this thread has been consistently supportive. Sorry to hear that in another part of the forum you felt you were spoken to harshly. No one was attacking you here, but you have turned it into that.
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    @History&Pearls
    I understand that you feel victimized here, but we were clarifying someone else's question regarding whether "ice cream" was allowed? Is it not okay for us to support others when they ask for clarity on the rules?
    Nevertheless, good for you in making a healthier choice than you would have otherwise.
    Hopefully one of the mods can weigh in on this, but I really want to emphasize that the response about not recreating goodies were clarifying for others. 
    Please be supportive of the people here who want to do this by the book.
     
     
     
     
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from ArtFossil in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    We absolutely aren't. That's one of the main rules to not recreate anything that might be a "comfort" food, but especially "paleo-friendly" treats/dessert. 
    Let's hold strong and finish out the Whole30 the right way, everyone!
     
    Sorry for the tough love. Today was a really taxing day for me with over 3.5 hours in my dentist chair this afternoon. But I really hope we can keep this thread Whole30-compliant!
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to ArtFossil in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    I'm sorry if the rules sound harsh. But they are the rules. It is of course your decision to follow them for 30 days or not.
    For others reading this, it doesn't matter--for the sake of the Whole30 rules--if the food you're eating is a trigger food or food with no brakes or not. Recreating these treats is against the rules. Whole30 can help you reset your relationship with food, so this isn't trivial. 
    For myself, I approached the rules like a great game or experiment. Could I follow them for 30 days? And what would happen if I do? This made the rules more "fun" for me. 
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to MargretB in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Oh gosh, that does not sound fun at all! I hope that's the end of your dental adventures for a while. 
    Today was good. I coated halibut fillets with mayo and almond flour with coconut flakes and pan-fried them in clarified butter with had roasted broccoli (one of my favorite sides for years now) to go with it. It was delightful. 
    A friend just got back from Hawaii with all sorts of goodies--I have a jar of passion fruit jam in my cupboard and he dropped off a bunch of Hawaiian cookies. *Sigh* I'll probably try a bit of the jam fairly quickly after this is over, but the cookies are going to have to wait until after the reintroduction because they had both dairy and grains in them. 
    We're in the single-digits for the countdown now, guys, let's finish out the last 9 days strong and compliant and leave the SWYPO for March 17 and beyond. 
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from JenHZ in Nicole's Whole30 Round 1   
    Day 20
    Pre-WO: Almond Butter
    Post-WO/Meal 1: 2 eggs + spinach + sweet potato + 1/2 avocado
    Mid-Morning: Banana (didn't really need this, should have skipped)
    Meal 2: Salsa verde chicken + yellow cauli rice (my fave) + sugar snap peas + baby carrots + 1 small gala apple + la croix water
    Meal 3: Melissa's chicken hash + green beans + coconut oil + 2 slices paleo and Whole30 compliant bacon + 1/2 cup mango cubed
    I'm trying to cut down on the amount of food I am eating. My first step was cutting out my post-WO tuna. I think the next step will be decreasing the fruit and starchy carbs. I'll need to really be aware of how I'm feeling and my sports performance. I am also thinking about cutting down on my number of workouts per week. Reading the Paleo Solution is pointing me in the direction of the fact that I may be overtraining...and that may be causing me to hold onto fat. 
    One change at a time!
    Onto Day 21!
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to rgill in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Happy birthday to you!!  That's awesome that you made an alternative for your cake.  How was the banana almond butter ice cream??  I've seen the frozen banana ice cream, but never tried it.  I hope your coworkers didn't pressure you.  Esp since you are still going strong on this!
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to rgill in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Hi all - checking in.   I've been reading about the reintroduction of foods.  It doesn't really address chocolate....that's what I want first.  Any thoughts on that?  I wonder if it's b/c it's dairy & sugar together??
    I still feel crappy from a cold, but, did a little prep over the weekend.  Grilled up some chicken tenders.  Precut a bunch of sweet potatoes for fries and restocked my cut veggies. We're having grilled tuna with a cucumber salsa and riced cauliflower & grilled zucchini tonight.   What's on everyone else's dinner menu?
    Can't believe we are finishing up day 20!! Woohoo!! 
    BTW: there is a good FB page to check out called Keep Calm and Whole30 on
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to Brensuma in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    I can't believe I made it 20 days! Usually by now I would have given up. And usually given in to food boredom. But I'm loving the food options and ideas the books give. My next book purchases will be "It starts with food" and "Food Freedom Forever". Stay strong everyone! 
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    eatspinraverepeat reacted to jboyd in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    So one pleasant and not so pleasant thing for me has been noticing that I have more emotion than I allowed myself before. I like peace, I don't like conflict. I tend to numb negative emotions especially with food. All that to say, I have cried this week from joy and on the other end gotten SO angry with my husband. I feel like taking away food as an escape may make me aware of more of what's going on in my inner life. I'm praying for much grace and love (I KNOW it's there for me, a lot of the time I don't let myself EXPERIENCE it.) 
    I think I'm going to start my period soon and I wanted chocolate SO badly last night! I appreciated idea of dried fruit and nuts  I had a bit  of that and felt satisfied ! I can't believe it. This is the week that can really throw me off typically, I also tend to rebell against this type of thing and feel like I "deserve" to eat what I want when I want. 
    Im going to make myself check back in more frequently over this next week. 
    we just got back in town so the fridge is pretty empty headed into a  busy busy week. Going to try and make it priority today to plan and shop. 
     
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from JenHZ in Nicole's Whole30 Round 1   
    Day 19
    I had to wait to eat to go out with my family, so I split up my morning meal. I know that is a no-no, but I was mid-cooking when they called so I couldn't throw the food away
    Meal 1: Green beans boiled then fried in ghee + 1/4 avocado + 3 slices tomato + 2 poached eggs + mixed veggies (bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash) sauteed in an oil that went right through me (this was at a restaurant) + mixed fruit (kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries0
    Meal 2: Banana + almond butter/ghee mixed up then after the grocery store...Eating as I cooked...sweet potato (roasted) + currants + chicken pieces + ground turkey + kombucha
    This was not a true Whole30 meal, but everything was compliant
    Meal 3: Melissa's Chicken Hash
    Meal 3 was my new recipe for the week and it tasted good; however, it did not look like the picture in the book. I know that they spiralized those sweet potatoes and did not grate them like the recipe directs you to do.
    I feel pretty good today, other than eating too much sweet potato as I cooked it. I accomplished a lot prepping food for the week, but I should have eaten a meal 2 and not snacked. I would have more sweet potato to get me through the week, if so. Lesson learned.
    Also, this weekend I went out to breakfast twice. Second time I learned that restaurant oils are killer and I shouldn't eat them. I hope anyone who is reading this, who is also on Day 19, is doing well. I also hope that I finally see myself lean out here as we get into the final third of the Whole30.
    Onto Day 20!
     
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from jboyd in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Today was my biggest challenge yet due to my first experience at a restaurant. It was easy though. Two poached eggs, fruit (made sure it was fresh, not from a can or package), and half an avocado.
    Also, before that I ran a 5k. Busy busy day, but stay compliant. 
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    eatspinraverepeat got a reaction from jboyd in February 15th--Let's Do This   
    Today was my biggest challenge yet due to my first experience at a restaurant. It was easy though. Two poached eggs, fruit (made sure it was fresh, not from a can or package), and half an avocado.
    Also, before that I ran a 5k. Busy busy day, but stay compliant.