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    FOOD. I LOVE FOOD. And wine :)

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  1. Great thread! I completed a W30 and a W25. Meanwhile a loved coworker has tried 5-10 different diets or plans and is not really getting anywhere but pissed off and really confused. Your post sounds like a conversation we had recently. At one point she was doing calorie counting, half paleo, juicing stuff and I think Weight Watchers, and she is completely addicted to the scale and my fitness pal... Watching her go through this is so stressful, I can't even imagine being in her shoes. All I have and can do is lend my support and love. Things I have shared with her: ~Food is fuel. It is not your midnight companion, or your tissue. It is fuel for your body. The only reason to eat anything, is to fuel your body. ~You must eat. Food is fuel, with out fuel your body is not happy. 3 grapes does not constitute a meal. Nor does the cracker in your glove box. ~Listen to your body. How do you feel after eating a good breakfast? How about after no breakfast? Are you hungry or bored? Does meat, veggies, fat satiate you? Are you completely starving after just veggies, or just meat? ~Make up your mind. Choose a path ONE PATH, and stick with it. Juggling 5 different eating plans is as futile as putting pantyhose on in humid 95 degree weather fresh out of the shower. ~It took time to put on, it will take time to come off. ~The only RIGHT way, is the way you are able to sustain, feel good and work towards a healthy lifestyle. I have lost many pounds, and have maintained it. Tom mentioned somewhere that eating this way long term, with a few off road occasions continued with a slow weight drop for him, until his body weight evened out. I have trusted that statement, and I can tell you that I am not 100% W30 all of the time. I make effort each and every day to eat 3 meals, and stick to the template. Do I off road, yes; sometimes too much. But I recognize it and get back on track. I have continued to see a slow drop in weight, but that is not what this was all about for me. It was about finding a way of eating that is sustainable, and I know in my guts this is the healthiest option for me. So- Long story short... This girl trusted in the template. Ate the template. Felt better. Lost weight. Finds it to be sustainable long term with a few off roading adventures. Continues to eat W30. Continues to feel better. I wish you all the best if finding your own unique answer
  2. 30Canandaigua

    Scotch Eggs!!!!

    When I made mine I just covered the eggs with simple home made pork sausage (pork, spices) and baked them on a cookie sheet @ 375 until the meat was browned on the outside. Served with mustard. The only thing I would do differently would be to stand the eggs 'up' so when you cut them in half the egg is even on both sides Or possibly pan fry them in coconut oil similar to the following recipe. http://www.marksdail.../#axzz2UFi4JsSf
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    Scotch Eggs!!!!

    I made some scotch eggs with home made sugar free spicey pork sausage and quail eggs & some home made dijon. Ballin. I bet some horseradish mayo would be slammin too
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    Day 14 - Just Shoot Me

    Sauce. Make some sauces. Find some compliant Red Hot. Or blend up some cilantro w/ garlic and lemon. Find some zingy balsamic vinegar. Make some mayo and load it with horseradish. It will help with getting bored of things. As far as the beverage thing goes- club soda with lemon has been a savior. How much fat are you eating? I get pretty cranky pants with out enough fat...
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    What to do with leftover coconut milk?

    Slice up a few sweet potatoes thin, put in a pie plate. Mix some cinnamon with the coconut milk pour over the top... add a little water if needed. Sprinkle with some nuts &/or seeds. Bake until potatoes are cooked.
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    is tahini okay

    Tahini is ok, but I would limit it... as it may throw off your omega ratios. ((I like to toss roasted acorn suash & raisins in it and serve over arugula with a dash of cinnamon ))
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    Day 26, still bloated!

    I didn't start to see a big difference in the bloating until the end. I was suggested to me that it might be a good idea to continue on with this style of eating. If you have been eating foods all your life that you react with unknowingly, or have a lot of healing that needs to take place, 30 days most likely will not be enough time. Seeing that you have seen some GI improvement I would give your body more time to heal. Also- do you eat a lot of onion or garlic? Do you have a food log here? Good luck
  8. Hot-mess-ness. I like it. Don't add anything back that you know causes issues. I would say sugar is probably a major culprit for your hot-mess-ness, from my own experiences... That said don't eat tons of sugar to "find out," I would just limit it indefinitely. There is no nutritional benefit to it, so adding it back in measurable amounts is dumb. Reintro what you might want to eat regularly, everything should just not be considered in the mix, but if it happens on your plate what-eves.
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    Scale temptations

    Tell someone to hide it. Put a pretty inspirational picture in it's place. Stand on picture and remind yourself that you are beautiful. http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/8167-throwing-away-the-scale/
  10. 1 bunch of cilantro, leaves only 2 large garlic cloves 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1/4 cup olive oil (or less, to taste) 1 teaspoon sesame oil (or more, to taste) 1/4 cup almond butter 1 teaspoon honey (optional) 1/2 -1 cup coconut milk sea salt to taste Blend sauce ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth, adding coconut milk until preferred consistency is reached. Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/pork-tenderloin-with-cilantro-pesto/#ixzz2QSdR0jni I do a sauce similar with out the fish sauce & honey. It's pretty explosive with flavor!!!
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    hair loss

    My husband used to always make comments along the lines of "You forgot to remove your pet hamster out of the drain"... I ALWAYS lost a ton of hair in the shower & in my brush. I mean, shedding like a wookie. During and after my W30 & W25 I am loosing considerably less hair! I too do not have diagnosed thyroid problems, ect ect and no doctor has ever given me any sort of solution.
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    Can I have...a relationship?

    I'm still laughing at Pants Feelings.
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    Day 10 Setback

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    Day 10 Setback

    Naturally occurring sulfites in vinegar are OK. Added sulfites are not. If it just says"contains sulfites" I think you should be good to go. Its when you see metabisulfite to preserve color that you should switch products. I went through the same thing on my first W30... I might be able to find the thread... <3 Hang in there!
  15. I dropped 20+ pounds on my first whole30, so 5 the first week is most likely inflammation and water retention; which is what I think the majority of my weight drop was. If you are eating, feel satiated, and are not having noticeable negative reactions... then I wouldn't fixate on the ketosis result. Your body is making a lot of changes, so I am sure tests would come back wonky. ((Glad it's not a pregnancy test gone wonky!!!!!!!!! LOL Kidding )))