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    Starting Tomorrow 8/17 - Anyone Else?

    Macadamia nuts really worked for me. I tried to avoid them, and snacking in general, but on days when the time from lunch until dinner stretched a little too far they worked well. One of the really cool things that happened during my Whole30 was the dramatic increase in how long I could go without eating (if I needed to). Without all of the sugar, you don't crash and you also stay fueled for longer. I really didn't need caffeine (tea for me) by the end of it. I'm writing this and trying to remember WHY IN THE WORLD I EVER STOPPED??!!!
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    Starting Tomorrow 8/17 - Anyone Else?

    I'm down. I finished my first whole30 back in January and miss how good I felt. Going to try and keep it up for longer this time. I still remember how terrible that first diet coke tasted at the end of the month and how sickeningly sweet that first gummy bear was.... WE CAN TOTALLY DO THIS!
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    Commitment = Success!!

    I shared your story with some of my friends yesterday... I so happy for you. Your work and results are amazing!
  4. Now that is exciting! I lost 1/3 of the weight I was trying to lose over the next 16 months in only 30 days. More importantly, I was eating enough good food to perform well during my fairly-rigorous workout on most of the 30 days. I never had to count a thing and I was never starving. The bigger win is actually kicking my terrible and profound addiction to Diet Mountain Dew. I was up to 2L of the stuff everyday before my Whole30.... now I know I can make it days without caffeine. The surprising thing for me was how much more stable my energy was without caffeine. I never reached a point where I woke up before my alarm but after only a few minutes of waking up-- my brain kind of cleared and I felt awake. My favorite part of this was that I was awake and I was calm. I am not sure I realized it but all the caffeine was creating an anxiety-ridden, heart-pounding awake that was actually pretty stressful. This calm-awake feeling stayed with me through the day, my job and school performance has been better, I stopped crashing at 5pm everyday and it took less than a page of reading for me to fall asleep when it was time for bed. My skin definitely did clear up some. AND, my stomach never hurt. I have confirmed allergies to soy and milk protein, as well as Celiac disease, and despite eliminating these foods from my diet for the last few years my stomach rebelled on a fairly regular basis. In fact, after eating a bowel of GF, soy-free cereal with almond milk this morning (I start on day3 of reintro since I am not adding back dairy and gluten) my stomach is mad. So.. that's annoying, But, moving on... This lifestyle was VERY gentle on my wallet. I saved a ton of money by not eating out, not buying multiple 22oz Diet Mtn Dew bottles during the day for $1.25, and by avoiding expensive drinks at the bar on weekends. I also gave up my favorite online shopping site for my Whole30---temperance. I am going to take a break for a while. Due to my allergies my diet is already intrinsically paleo to a degree. I am giving up soda of all varieties for the rest of the year. I am going to try to make food choices that fuel my body and my ridiculous schedule. AND... I am coming back for a Whole45 on March 18. Thanks for all of the support!
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    I want chicken nuggets.

    This may seem anti-climatic but... I decided to avoid the almond flour and make Bora Bora Fireballs (Well Fed) instead. I used ground chicken instead of pork. They are DELIGHTFUL! I haven't had a "real" chicken nugget in years (Celiac disease) so this was a really special treat for me. Thanks for all of your help guys!
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    I want chicken nuggets.

    You guys are awesome! Thanks! Also, I had to google SWYPO.... did a spit take while drinking my tea this morning. I'll let you know what we come up with.
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    I want chicken nuggets.

    I think we're going to try it. Chicken, coconut, egg and some chili powder. Thanks!
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    Awesome! We eat at Chipotle every 4th Saturday of the month (there is a legit reason for this) and I was literally, just now, trying to come up with an alternative for tomorrow. No need!!!
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    I want chicken nuggets.

    Anybody have a recipe or suggestions for how to make chicken nuggets with approved shredded coconut?
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    Well Fed Pad Thai

    I actually did use almond butter in mine. Definitely works as a substitution.
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    Well Fed Pad Thai

    I am loving the concept of a "weekly cookup". I have never done that before and it has saved us so much time this week. It should really help when classes start up again. Cook for a day... eat for a week!
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    Well Fed Pad Thai

    OMG. This is so good! If you guys haven't checked out this cookbook... it's magical.