lindyj

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About lindyj

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    Female
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    Wyoming
  • Interests
    Anything that gets me to the mountains. Mountain biking and trail running top the list. Just started crossfit and I'm loving it!
  1. lindyj

    Best Ever Homestyle Meatloaf

    Tried this last night. It was awesome!! Had the parents and grandma over and no one was the wiser. My dad 'hates' mushrooms and didn't even pick up on them! Definitely a keeper. Thank you Johnny M!
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    Best Ever Homestyle Meatloaf

    I made a great BBQ sauce with applesauce as the sweetener, and my nephew thought it was great. I think it was from the It Starts With Food book. I spent the next week dipping chicken strips in it every chance I got.
  3. America's Test Kitchen Slow Cooker cookbook is one of the best I've ever read. It has great discussions on the 'why' of everything, which helps when I start changing the recipes to fit what's in the fridge. It's not a paleo cookbook, but most of the recipes can be easily adjusted. Highly recommended! ..or just google paleo slow cooker and you will be inundated by ideas!
  4. I like to have some sort of protein in the fridge and ready to go for an emergency salad. . . or fry an egg and the protein and leftover veggies become a hash. Mostly, I always try to put a serving of whatever I make in bulk in the freezer so I can do a quick re-heat on my crazy days!
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    sweet potato "squares"

    What I ended up doing is shredding a sweet potato, adding an egg, melted coconut oil and some spices, and then laying it out on a cookie sheet (with foil under it). Cooked at 400 for about an hour and ended up with great little sweet potato squares that I've been using to layer anything from meat and veggies to almond butter and bananas on. Turned out great!
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    Jan 7 starters group

    Melenina, good luck with your journey!! It's amazing how much things change mentally at the end of 30 days. I'm working on finding the right balance myself. It's definitely a process. Learning to ride my bike without the Whole30 training wheels is much harder than I thought!
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    Jan 7 starters group

    Haha! I'm an engineer, so I doubt I'll ever be able to kick the need for a 'controlled experiment'. It's what made me decide on the Whole30 in the first place.
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    Jan 7 starters group

    I too, have lost the urgency to go out and eat all sorts of non-compliant foods. However, like katyroq, I decided to go ahead and do the reintroduction now. My initial goal of this journey was to discover how the different foods affect my body. I don't care as much now, but I know I'll regret not doing the experiment when I eventually cave to a wonderful restaurant dinner with dairy, gluten and grains in it, feel horrible, and don't know what made me feel that way. I introduced sugarless dairy on Wednesday and had very little side effects. I feel like I was a little more stuffed up and had slight brain fog, but nothing too crazy. I guess gluten is next. I don't really miss gluten, but do want to see what happens when I try it. I don't plan on adding anything back into my diet on a regular basis, just as an occasional off-roading special occasion. After 30 days of no sugar, I lost 7 pounds. However, with all the strength I've gained, I'm assuming I added some muscle to that equation. I am now firmly in what I consider my 'ideal' weight range (for me, it's more of a feeling than a specific number on the scale) and I lost a completely awesome 2" off each thigh. . . which is the place my body love to store and hold on to fat with a impressive stubbornness I feel like even if I didn't have any major 'life changing, dramatic changes', the 30 days were a great success and have changed my outlook on fueling myself forever. I feel happier, less stressed, and more confident in my choices than ever. All worth way more than what the scale says!
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    Jan 7 starters group

    We did it!!! Day 30 Rocks!!!
  10. lindyj

    Suggestions on cookbooks?

    I can't wait until Wellfed 2 comes out! Anyone have "Sweet Potato Power"? I read a couple reviews and it looks interesting, especially for athletes. So many options!
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    sweet potato "squares"

    Let us know if it works, this sounds like a great idea!
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    Suggestions on cookbooks?

    I'm in need of a new cookbook! I have Wellfed and I absolutely love it. I've been downloading all sorts of stuff off the internet that is great too. However, I've been craving a new paleo cookbook that I can actually get dirty:). Any suggestions on good ones that aren't chalk full of how to make paleo brownies? Thank you!
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    Jan 7 starters group

    Maybe more veggies and fat for breakfast? I know when I don't have enough for breakfast, the whole day goes to pot. Veggies are hard for me in the morning, but I'm getting better. Eat more! Spinach is a good source of calcium if you're worried about that particular nutrient.
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    Goodbye grain brain, hello duracell bunny!!

    Me too! Weird. I made Sweet Potato Basil soup last night and felt like I needed to add something more to cut down on all the sweetness.
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    Jan 7 starters group

    Don't give up! This is a 30 day process, not a 17 day one. We have to continue with our daily stressful lives, and can't lose weight at 'Biggest Loser' speeds. I don't see a major difference yet either, but our bodies are having to go through a drastic change right now. There will be ups and downs, I'm sure. Recheck your food and see if you can adjust your stress levels. As long as we're following the guidelines, I feel confident we're helping our bodies, not hurting them.