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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Have a big pot of beef soup bubbling away, it's a vaguely minestrone recipe: Ingredients: 1 celery stick 1 brown onion 1 swede 1 parsnip 3 carrots 2-5 potatoes - for Aussies, the items from here up are usually in a "soup pack" at the supermarket 1 kilo of beef mince - for Aussies, I like the Coles 3 star mince 800g of diced tinned tomatoes Tomato paste 1 cups of chicken stock or water Pop the mince in the bottom of the pot, dice the solid things and add, add everything else. Takes about an hour to cook on the stove and my favourite part is that it's a very forgiving recipe, skip an ingredient or two, substitute, it always comes out great Great for colder weather but isn't too bad in summer either.
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Sadly for those of us in Australia, compliant bacon is quite tricky. I ate a lot of Pork Belly instead for my first Whole30, baked the pork belly in the oven, then pan fried slices for "bacon", it's not smoked but it's still tasty. I have ended up with some carrots and chicken pan gravy left over from my roast chickens, wondering if it will be weird with eggs for breakfast (it's the gravy I'm not sure about, texture wise). If you're looking for any burger inspiration, Mel Joulwan also has a legendary list of meatball recipes, I prefer burger patties to meatballs as they're more forgiving when they're uneven http://meljoulwan.com/2014/03/08/march-meatball-madness/
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    For those struggling to escape the scale, evict it from your house, have a friend hold it at their house until your Whole30 is over or get them to put it in their car boot. A large part of the temptation is that it's there in your house. If you're struggling with too much cooking time, check out the Hot Plates listed here, it's the least prep and still tasty meals, perfect for week nights or to pad out your menu plans for the week. http://meljoulwan.com/2013/07/27/whole30-week-1-food-plan/ (scroll down to Hot Plates) I'll be finishing up the last of my two roast chickens https://nomnompaleo.com/post/26079656034/julia-childs-classic-roast-chicken so I'll soon be able to use the bones to make tasty chicken bone broth, which I use to make this fantastic soup http://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/
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    Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??

    Sneaking in your group although I'm Post-W30 I'll only post compliant stuff in here. Rebooting my Food Freedom habits, started 1st of August. I find Post-W30 a little harder than W30 (silly I know). I've done so many rounds over the years I don't count them anymore. I owe all of my successful rounds to the yummy Whole30 recipes of Mel Joulwan (which are also sometimes funny), here's one of her awesome posts with loads of resources: http://meljoulwan.com/2017/01/02/whole30-resources-mega-post/ Looking forward to dinner tonight, roast chicken! (bulk cooking tip -> two chickens at once!) https://nomnompaleo.com/post/26079656034/julia-childs-classic-roast-chicken
  5. I have some trouble with joint pain from corn, it's minor compared to gluten, but I'm much better without grains & dairy.
  6. I was shocked at the difference with no grains and no dairy. No more arthritis, no more iritis, so many health conditions just gone for good for me, life changing. It won't be this dramatic for everyone. Some sources of inflammation aren't just food. It's worth going all in for your first Whole30, staged reintroductions make things so very clear. I'd eaten wheat and grains my whole life, I would never have thought it and other grains were giving me so much trouble. The list are known gut disruptors, not every person will be affected by each one, you really won't know for yourself until you try it, carrageenan was another surprise for me, makes all of my insides very unhappy and it's added to a lot of products, I would never have figured that out without Whole30.
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    Leg cramps every morning!

    Some people also need more than what your local food may provide, or different ratios as electrolytes need to be balanced. Blood tests can sometimes be confusing as they test to a standard range and electrolytes fluctuate a lot through the day as we use them, if you have health conditions you may use more of one or more of them. For me I find no grains drops my level of inflammation quite a lot, so salt isn't something for me to avoid anymore for fluid retention. Some people find magnesium works best before bed, especially if cramping occurs first thing in the morning, you may have run out by that time, since your last intake. If it's not lasting through the night it would be good to check with your doctor. If you have any medical edema issues, always discuss with your doctor as they can be really complicated.
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    January 2nd start date

    This is one of those insights that is so valuable. Before my first Whole30 I wasn't feeling well at all, by the end I felt so amazing, I realised before I wasn't just not feeling well, I felt horrible and it had become my normal, my old normal was horrible. Now I have a new normal I also found thirst to be an easily suppressed signal, make sure you get enough to drink. It is totally okay to skip exercise for a few days if you're feeling off, after the KATT stage is over, your energy will return I totally can't find the right post, but for the person with vertigo and vomiting, I hope you feel better soon! Let us know if you need any help. If your doc finds out you have any kind of nerve damage, paleo can be very healing, avoiding dairy and gluten allows the body to do some repairs. Vitamin Bs have been correlated with accelerated nerve regeneration, but check with your doc before you take any supplements. Plenty of natural Bs in foods, from B2 to B12 Bone broth & shellfish both supply lots of trace elements. For anyone with medical conditions, there's also a special part of the forum if you want to post about medical things in there. http://forum.whole30.com/forum/13-whole30-with-medical-conditions/
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    Are you new here? Welcome!

    If you are new and haven't joined a group thread yet, head over to http://forum.whole30.com/forum/4-join-the-whole30/ If you're outside the USA or looking for people near your location, do some searches for local keywords
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    ALL Tessemae or Just Some?

    For anyone who is a big Tessemae's fan (or plans to be) it's worth reviewing the non-compliant range, so you know which ones to avoid, some have things like soy and honey. Quite a few people accidentally buy other kinds by mistake, thinking it's something new.
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    Silicon dioxide

    Rosemary extract is compliant For those who don't like seafood, it's worth checking labels of tinned "potted meat", pate or liverwurst. Many are not compliant though.
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    Older women following Whole30

    You guys are doing great
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    Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st

    You can totally do it! it's not entirely psychological, emergency services often give sweet tea as a treatment for "shock", sugar does calm some primal-type responses in the body, but so do other things like meditation and just doing something peaceful and enjoying it. It's worth trying some ritual-style beverages as a non-food "treat". Sparkling water in a special wine glass, in a special chair, with a favourite book. Favourite tea, in a special cup, in the bath with favourite music. If you search ritual on here, you will find lots of interesting things people have found they like. My cat loves to sleep on fresh laundry his ritual is watching other people fold it and then sleeping on it.
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    Gastritis

    and if you want to be checked for coeliac disease, you need to be eating quite a lot of gluten for several weeks before you have any internal exams, as they actually assess the internal damage. Discuss with your doc/s.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    Hey Ryan I'm in Melbourne too. Dressings are toughest, I make my own mayo (macadamia oil is my favourite for flavour but I use Light Cobram olive oil sometimes too, it's a virgin but far less bitter than a green virgin olive oil, it is far more bitter than macadamia though) & sunshine sauce (Well Fed for recipe). You can get compliant bone broths here but it's much cheaper to make your own, even if your own is organic. Depending on location, you may find Cleaver's Paleo meats, but read the labels carefully, they have some non-Paleo products with similar packaging. Some products contain soy and honey (one of the Paleo ones has honey). Coles has some cheaper grass fed meats Three Island (raised near King Island), but most supermarket sausages contain some kind of flour (not compliant). Seriously awesome organic meat from Hagan's (Prahran Market) & T.O.M.S (South Melbourne Market) if your budget can handle it (always ask about bacon, if you'll find it compliant anywhere, it'll be at one of these). TOMS also sells the Deadset Delicious Chilean Aji, which I've otherwise only found at Wholefood Merchants. Wholefood Merchants in Ferntree Gully is huge (like a Bunnings), but lots of non-compliant stuff there too. not cheap but massive range (PHF still has some stuff they don't though). Prahran Health Foods has some awesome stuff and very helpful staff, tell them what you like and why and that you're on Whole30, really helpful at recommending stuff, especially the big guy with the beard (usually wearing a black tshirt). Look for the frozen mango "icypoles" which are pure mango (frozen), Mojo & Remedy Kombucha (Mojo is compliant, not sure about other brands but the keg/refill brand isn't Harvest something), fresh http://nutsovermilk.com.au (in glass) and my favourite there, the Paleo Pate from Offaly Good Food (double check the label, I've not had it during a Whole30 but pretty sure it's compliant, think it used to be made with butter when released but is now made with coconut oil). http://www.offalygoodfood.com.au I did import some Tessemae's dressings, tomato sauce and mustard (there is no local supplier), fairly sure we can't import the mayo through our customs (I didn't try): http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved I prefer Frank's Red Hot over the Tessemae's Buffalo stuff, the tomato & bbq sauce is handy purely because I rarely eat it so I won't ever make my own. I like the zesty and southwest ranch but they're more of an American flavour to me. Generally I prefer mixing something with my mayo for dressings (easiest is Frank's Red Hot for buffalo mayo), or sunshine sauce. The mustard however has been a surprising favourite, since so many local brands aren't compliant. Louisiana also makes some nice hot sauces (I like em on Pulled Pork) which are available here, all the ones I've found are compliant but I always check labels, found in quite odd places from supermarkets to Big W (sometimes in a "gift pack" of 8 hot sauces - all Louisiana brand). If it's close to you, La Manna (north/west ish) sells lots of compliant stuff, but going there is more painful than waiting in lines at VicRoads or Christmas shopping at Chadstone on Christmas Eve as the demand far outstrips the store's size, leading to grouchy people and excessive wasting of time.