Nancy Crabtree

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    Nancy Crabtree got a reaction from Taylor C. in Starting March 1st   
    I am total newbie to the Whole30 program although I have been eating pretty healthy about 70% of the time for several years now.  At one point I lost 90 pounds, but gained back about 30 and have been pretty steady since no matter what I tried to do to lose the last 30 pounds again.  I am a recovered binge eater and just recently started having some digestive issues which is the main reason I am doing the Whole30.  I want to determine what food sensitivities I may have and focus on eating for health and not weight loss anymore.
    I just finished reading the Whole30 book earlier this week and have been cleaning out my kitchen.  Today I am meal planning for the week and will do shopping tomorrow and prep Monday and Tuesdays.  For years I have always done meal planning for the following week on Fridays, food shopping on SAturdays, and meal prep and portioning on Sundays.  Having my meals ready-to-go really helps me to stick to a healthy meal plan.
    My biggest obstacle for the Whole30 is going to be giving up the grains and added sugars.  Plus, I am not much of a veggie eater.  Because I know i will have a hard time eating a lot of 'plain' veggies I ordered some Whole30 approved sauces from : http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved
    These should help not only with 'seasoning' veggies and salads but giving me some toppings for my meats instead of having just plain baked/grilled.  I also ordered some Ghee and avocado mayo along with some coconut flour and milk because I have seen a lot of Whole30 recipes that use these ingredients. 
    I figure the more taste I can give to my foods and the more variety of recipes I can make the more likely I am to stick to the program for a full 30 days.
    I will try to check this forum daily for support but am really better with Facebook.  Anyone want to be in a private FB group for the month?  I find that platform easier to use than an online forum like this.
     
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    Nancy Crabtree got a reaction from Taylor C. in Starting March 1st   
    I am total newbie to the Whole30 program although I have been eating pretty healthy about 70% of the time for several years now.  At one point I lost 90 pounds, but gained back about 30 and have been pretty steady since no matter what I tried to do to lose the last 30 pounds again.  I am a recovered binge eater and just recently started having some digestive issues which is the main reason I am doing the Whole30.  I want to determine what food sensitivities I may have and focus on eating for health and not weight loss anymore.
    I just finished reading the Whole30 book earlier this week and have been cleaning out my kitchen.  Today I am meal planning for the week and will do shopping tomorrow and prep Monday and Tuesdays.  For years I have always done meal planning for the following week on Fridays, food shopping on SAturdays, and meal prep and portioning on Sundays.  Having my meals ready-to-go really helps me to stick to a healthy meal plan.
    My biggest obstacle for the Whole30 is going to be giving up the grains and added sugars.  Plus, I am not much of a veggie eater.  Because I know i will have a hard time eating a lot of 'plain' veggies I ordered some Whole30 approved sauces from : http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved
    These should help not only with 'seasoning' veggies and salads but giving me some toppings for my meats instead of having just plain baked/grilled.  I also ordered some Ghee and avocado mayo along with some coconut flour and milk because I have seen a lot of Whole30 recipes that use these ingredients. 
    I figure the more taste I can give to my foods and the more variety of recipes I can make the more likely I am to stick to the program for a full 30 days.
    I will try to check this forum daily for support but am really better with Facebook.  Anyone want to be in a private FB group for the month?  I find that platform easier to use than an online forum like this.
     
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    Nancy Crabtree got a reaction from Taylor C. in Starting March 1st   
    I am total newbie to the Whole30 program although I have been eating pretty healthy about 70% of the time for several years now.  At one point I lost 90 pounds, but gained back about 30 and have been pretty steady since no matter what I tried to do to lose the last 30 pounds again.  I am a recovered binge eater and just recently started having some digestive issues which is the main reason I am doing the Whole30.  I want to determine what food sensitivities I may have and focus on eating for health and not weight loss anymore.
    I just finished reading the Whole30 book earlier this week and have been cleaning out my kitchen.  Today I am meal planning for the week and will do shopping tomorrow and prep Monday and Tuesdays.  For years I have always done meal planning for the following week on Fridays, food shopping on SAturdays, and meal prep and portioning on Sundays.  Having my meals ready-to-go really helps me to stick to a healthy meal plan.
    My biggest obstacle for the Whole30 is going to be giving up the grains and added sugars.  Plus, I am not much of a veggie eater.  Because I know i will have a hard time eating a lot of 'plain' veggies I ordered some Whole30 approved sauces from : http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved
    These should help not only with 'seasoning' veggies and salads but giving me some toppings for my meats instead of having just plain baked/grilled.  I also ordered some Ghee and avocado mayo along with some coconut flour and milk because I have seen a lot of Whole30 recipes that use these ingredients. 
    I figure the more taste I can give to my foods and the more variety of recipes I can make the more likely I am to stick to the program for a full 30 days.
    I will try to check this forum daily for support but am really better with Facebook.  Anyone want to be in a private FB group for the month?  I find that platform easier to use than an online forum like this.
     
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to SarahSchroeder in Starting March 1st   
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/190267838124961/
     
    I made a Facebook Group:  Whole30March2017
    Please join!!!
     
     
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to ShannonM816 in Starting March 1st   
    Have you tried roasted vegetables? To me, most vegetables are so much better roasted. Preheat your oven to about 425. Cut up one or more of the following: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, red potatoes, brussel sprouts, beets, turnips, rutabaga, parsnips. Toss your vegetables with your choice of oil (if you have bacon grease from compliant bacon, that's a great one to use, but olive oil or coconut oil or lard works), add a generous amount of salt, pepper, and your choice of spices/herbs (chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder are a good combo), and toss to make sure the vegetables all get seasoned. Spread them out on a rimmed baking tray lined with parchment paper or foil, make sure they're in a single layer and try not to get them too close together. Cook for about 25-30 minutes total, until the edges are starting to brown -- stir/flip them at about the 15 minute mark so both sides get done evenly.
    You might also look for recipes where the vegetables are mixed in with the protein -- this pad thai, these comfort noodles, or casseroles like this.  
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to SPeffer in Starting March 1st   
    Hello! This is my first post on here. I'm also starting March 1st. I'm doing a combined lent whole 30 and just an ...I really need this. 
    Im nervous and will not have my family doing this along with me. My husband is supportive but just does not want to participate. 
    I also think a Facebook group would be great!
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to Jacie in Starting March 1st   
    I would love to join a Facebook group as well!!!!
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to Elizabeth22 in Starting March 1st   
    I'd be up for a fb group as well!
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to Rene1963 in Starting March 1st   
    I'd love a FB group! 
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    Nancy Crabtree reacted to SarahSchroeder in Starting March 1st   
    I would love to!