Kaleena

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    Kaleena got a reaction from Roslyn Murphy in Gluten and soy free fish-aterian, can this work for me?   
    I did the Whole30 on fish on eggs. It's definitely possible!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from elle_croft in My Frisky Hubby   
    Agreed. My husband and I have always had a healthy sex life but it has definitely been taken up a few (okay, many notches) in these past few weeks. We flaked out on plans over the weekend He's definitely losing weight and I'm feeling more confident. Woot
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Moluv in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I love your story. Many moons ago I lost 50 lbs through diet and exercise but hey, the grass wasn't greener on the other side. I became obsessed with the scale, calories and the fear that the weight would all come back. I used to never think of the calorie count in a muffin when I was heavy, why was it giving me anxiety when as it turned out, I was underweight?
    I felt like a weight loss victim trapped in a world where every morsel had to be analyzed, documented and worked off. That's no life. So I started eating whatever I wanted again, after 9 years of keeping it off! I started to gain weight, get zits and I needed to eat every 2 hours or else I'd become a monster.
    I'm using the Whole30 to gain a better understanding of my body's needs and to find a balance between enjoying life and enjoying food again but still being healthy!
    I wish you luck and happiness of your journey.
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    Kaleena got a reaction from elle_croft in My Frisky Hubby   
    Agreed. My husband and I have always had a healthy sex life but it has definitely been taken up a few (okay, many notches) in these past few weeks. We flaked out on plans over the weekend He's definitely losing weight and I'm feeling more confident. Woot
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    Kaleena got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Calories and Cravings   
    It's actually really hard to count calories on the Whole30 because nothing comes in a package, and if you catch yourself online looking up, "calories in one parsnip" just slowly back away
    Good luck, you will love it!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from moggle in Paleo Breakfast   
    Another suggestion for you - I like fan frying a salmon fillet with coconut oil and season it with pepper and dill. I'll have half an avocado with (compliant) salsa in the center and a side of green veggies. It's not heavy feeling/tasting at all!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Paleo Breakfast   
    I used to eat basically, oatmeal and honey or yogurt and berries every morning. The first week of Whole30 I almost puked after breakfast every day but now I can't imagine going back! I CRAVE vegetables, curries and heavier foods and they are so much more satiating!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from AJ10 in Kaleena's Post30- A modified 30 Lifestyle   
    I've been on a forum hiatus! My first weekend off the 30 I went a little crazy. Off road? More like off the planet! I was pretty disappointed with myself. So I reigned it in again on the following Monday. I'm committed to doing modified Whole 5's throughout the week (cream in coffee, milk in tea) and indulging a bit over the weekend. Not that I'm making a point to indulge but I'm really regimented throughout the week and over the weekend I tend to see friends and actually go out so not worrying about meal planning is nice.
    I haven't ordered takeout yet and even my weekend breakfasts and dinners are compliant.
    Last night I treated myself to sweet potato brownies made with 71% dark cocoa. They were maybe even better than the ones I get at the local bakery, which must be so full of sugar because my organs actually hurt the next day after eating them. Inflammation like woah!
    I've also noticed that my tastes are changing. I started the Whole30 on February second as a vegetarian that had tried fish a handful of times and I chose to scrap all of my soy and dairy in favor of seafood for thirty days.
    Now not only do I not want soy anymore (reading the ingredients on the packaging is grossing me out!) I've been craving beef in a big way. I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 12 years and yet, I keep finding myself browsing the local healthy butcher shop. Well, I took the plunge today and bought nitrate and hormone free roast beef, which I plan on incorporating into a curry tonight and sugar-free dried jerky as a portable snack. I'm finding that bringing hard boiled eggs out is kind of weird! I've also noticed that eating something sugary like dried fruit or nuts (both no brakes) just doesn't work for me in between dance classes.
    Also, my pimples have almost completely cleared. My complexion was awesome when I was doing a vegetarian paleo thing for a couple of years. it hasn't flared with the intro of dairy or the rice I have once a week when I get sushi. So I figure it was probably coming from sugar. I started getting zits when I was 10. by the time I was 12 my parents were buying me tons of products and taking me to doctors and now I find it kind of amusing that no one ever thought to look to my diet.
    I think one of the best benefits is that I feel more confident and in control of my life.
    Anyway, that's my update for now. Hopefully the beef thing goes okay. I'm actually kind of nervous/feel like a fraud but I'm really trying to listen to my body here!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from chick256 in So whats the scoop on tunafish?   
    Soy in tuna? I have never heard of that! I don't think I've ever seen that in Canada and I'm a chronic label reader. What about outside of North America? Soy in tuna? Sorry, still amazed.
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    Kaleena got a reaction from moggle in Paleo Breakfast   
    Another suggestion for you - I like fan frying a salmon fillet with coconut oil and season it with pepper and dill. I'll have half an avocado with (compliant) salsa in the center and a side of green veggies. It's not heavy feeling/tasting at all!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Xandra in Is there ANYONE out there who can successfully off-road with sugar?   
    Definitely not me but if you are comparing a sugar addiction to alcohol think about how bad the sugar addiction is for us all, especially since generally speaking, most of us have had our sugar addiction since we were old enough to ask for it. It's an incredibly difficult habit to break. I was proud of myself for going 30 days without it but I craved it almost every day! Yikes!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Roslyn Murphy in Gluten and soy free fish-aterian, can this work for me?   
    I did the Whole30 on fish on eggs. It's definitely possible!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Paleo Breakfast   
    I used to eat basically, oatmeal and honey or yogurt and berries every morning. The first week of Whole30 I almost puked after breakfast every day but now I can't imagine going back! I CRAVE vegetables, curries and heavier foods and they are so much more satiating!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Paleo Breakfast   
    I used to eat basically, oatmeal and honey or yogurt and berries every morning. The first week of Whole30 I almost puked after breakfast every day but now I can't imagine going back! I CRAVE vegetables, curries and heavier foods and they are so much more satiating!
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    Kaleena reacted to Moluv in Kaleena's Post30- A modified 30 Lifestyle   
    I was vegan for a long time and even after I started eating meat again it was severely limited. Even now, years later, I still gross out on dealing with raw meat, chewing meat etc. I still prefer ground grassfed beef to steak or roast any day. And chicken to me is like, what's the point? I say yes to meatballs! And sometimes I purée cooked liver (grassfed only) and add a little to the mix for extra nutrients. I think that way you can eat a smaller portion and get more bang nutritionally. And it adds a kind of earthy depth to the flavor that I love.
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Paleo Breakfast   
    I used to eat basically, oatmeal and honey or yogurt and berries every morning. The first week of Whole30 I almost puked after breakfast every day but now I can't imagine going back! I CRAVE vegetables, curries and heavier foods and they are so much more satiating!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Roslyn Murphy in Gluten and soy free fish-aterian, can this work for me?   
    I did the Whole30 on fish on eggs. It's definitely possible!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Calories and Cravings   
    It's actually really hard to count calories on the Whole30 because nothing comes in a package, and if you catch yourself online looking up, "calories in one parsnip" just slowly back away
    Good luck, you will love it!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Calories and Cravings   
    It's actually really hard to count calories on the Whole30 because nothing comes in a package, and if you catch yourself online looking up, "calories in one parsnip" just slowly back away
    Good luck, you will love it!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Krista Billows Rodriguez in Paleo Breakfast   
    I used to eat basically, oatmeal and honey or yogurt and berries every morning. The first week of Whole30 I almost puked after breakfast every day but now I can't imagine going back! I CRAVE vegetables, curries and heavier foods and they are so much more satiating!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Derval in Kaleena's Post30- A modified 30 Lifestyle   
    I'm definitely not updating my post30 log often but I do want to check in from time-to-time. I'm still doing my modified 30 during the week and every meal (except sushi once a week) is 30 inspired. On the weekends I won't be as strict. I had a dance performance on Saturday and I don't like to eat right before. By the time I finished I was hungry and the only food left was pita and hummus. On Sunday I went out with friends and had a beer for the first time since NYE and a plate of fries.
    I'm known to have an iron stomach so really, I haven't noticed any adverse reactions to eating these foods. The only problem is when I eat sushi I feel extremely full but then again, I eat a lot of it.
    I mentioned in my last post that I started to eat meat again. That is going well (iron stomach, no digestive problems) but I really have to undo my thinking on eating too much fat/cholesterol and red meat making people fat. I'm actually pretty terrible at cooking it right now (lots of tough beef lol) and finding myself learning new things all of the time. My husband thinks I have been possessed by a carnivorous demon or something. I'm only buying from a local butcher that uses cattle that is grass fed, not raised on hormones or given antibiotics.
    For the first time since I started the 30 I felt motivated and body-ready enough to do an Insanity workout. I went all out and felt great but my legs were so sore yesterday. Today they feel much better so I wonder if recovery is finally starting to improve too.
    I think that's it for now. : )
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    Kaleena got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Calories and Cravings   
    It's actually really hard to count calories on the Whole30 because nothing comes in a package, and if you catch yourself online looking up, "calories in one parsnip" just slowly back away
    Good luck, you will love it!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from Nadia B in Nadia's PW30. "Let's fix it" journey.   
    I'm so glad you're still following the 30 and doing so well..Oh and posting the awesome pictures!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Calories and Cravings   
    It's actually really hard to count calories on the Whole30 because nothing comes in a package, and if you catch yourself online looking up, "calories in one parsnip" just slowly back away
    Good luck, you will love it!
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    Kaleena got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Calories and Cravings   
    It's actually really hard to count calories on the Whole30 because nothing comes in a package, and if you catch yourself online looking up, "calories in one parsnip" just slowly back away
    Good luck, you will love it!