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Everything posted by Jim4884

  1. For the record, DragonSlayers was my second Whole30, and I have a vague memory that we started it in December of 2017 - but ya, close to 5 years ago. That was enough of a reset to keep me on track ever since.
  2. @Fingerling Potato I was checking to see if my old on-line DragonSlayers pal Sugarcube was still on this website and as a result saw your post - I just posted in the success stories thread, you might find something there to relate to, no guarantees of course. I had the exact same experience with taco seasoning that used to be compliant (McCormick hot was, regular and mild not) and am glad I found this recipe. I too make batches of frequently used spice mixes and store them in mason jars - breakfast sausage seasoning, italian sausage seasoning from meljoulwan.com (I hope it's OK to cross post
  3. I once hung out here in the Forums a fair amount when I first got involved with the Whole 30 and Paleo eating in general, back in mid 2017. I came back today for the first time in several years, and wanted to share my results as encouragement to anyone just starting the Whole 30, or considering it. My first Whole 30 turned into an almost Whole 45, because two weeks in, I discovered two things I was eating somewhat regularly that had small amounts of added sugar (a jerk seasoning that I still use in my Food Freedom stage, and breakfast sausage (I still make my own breakfast sausage now.))
  4. Hi all, Emily, are you by chance the same Emily I was in Dragonslayers with a few years back? Rebecca, I did my first W30 in 2017 and second in 2018, and i am just in food freedom now, so whatever works for you is good IMO. I am not a moderator or anything, so remember what you paid for my opinion
  5. Did you start a Whole 30 Queen? I did my first Whole 30 in 2017 and it changed my life in so many positive ways. Went from pre-diabetic to completely normal blood sugar, got off of blood pressure meds and my BP is lower now; lost 40 lbs; lifelong mild eczema gone; inflamed arthritic ankle improved that I can now run again; etc etc etc I've maintained these gains for almost 5 years now..,
  6. Shannon stated it well, if you can go 4-5 hours between meals without going hungry, you're probably doing fine. I've been (mostly) Whole-30ing for 2.5 years and still not sure about the fats - my experience is that not enough tends to cause hunger more quickly, but you're not going to hurt yourself nutritionally if you're on the low side. Protein and veggies are the key things to be sure you're getting enough of. I'm lucky, I never get tired of eggs - but even as a 200+ pound male, I don't eat more than 2 eggs despite being able to easily hold 4 in my hand (big hands lol ) I do add breakfas