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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Here's the koftas! Proud of myself, I did a 30 minuteb elliptical workout, to even though I was feeling average.
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    My Dinner at Zoe's

    Apparently they were bought out and slowly rolled back their Whole30 menu as they changed suppliers across the line
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Just so I remember, today I am headachey, I have vertigo, not terribly, but very persistently, I'm super tired and very heavy-limbed. I still plan to get 30 minutes of exercise though, because that's my goal for week 2. 30 mins a day.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Oh my giddy aunt, those stuffed peppers were amazing. I baked it, then popped it into a bowl of iceberg lettuce and topped it with jalapeno chimmichurri
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Day 8! I made it through the first week, and the first weekend! I actually don't find weekends too problematic when there aren't social engagements causing angst. I probably ate more fat than I needed yesterday, particularly with dinner, but there was crackling and we all know that if you don't eat it while it's fresh... lol Today's plan: Meal 1: A small red pepper stuffed with leftover carnitas and cauli/brocc rice, topped with nutritional yeast and a handful of raw cashews Meal 2: Hmmmm. Maybe lamb koftas. Side of sauteed cabbage and broccoli, and some seared carrots and beans with lemon tahini.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    OK, so Meal 1 was leftover flank steak with a simple lettuce and cucmber salad, and a mayo/salsa dressing. Meal 2 is pork carnitas, also on lettuce, cucumber salad, with fajita style capsicum and onion, salsa, and chimmichurri mayo I also made pork crackling today, so that's getting a look in as a plated fat <3
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Happy Sunday Day 7!! I'm getting into that W30 sleep cycle where I sleep REALLY well but can't sleep more than 8 hours, which is a good thing. It's the perfect rhythm. Off round, I will sleep 12 hours given the chance. I have fasting blood tests this week, my last sugar reading came back high (possible pre-diabetes territory) so they're doing the 3 month test to assess. This is part of the reason I'm back on round, and determined to make long term changes afterwards. But vertigo-y this morning, nothing major, but it is there. My 2 best friends are in Adelaide and Paris respectively, so since lockdown we have been 'meeting' every Sunday night on video chat to cook and eat together. We choose a dish and make it while chatting, then hang out for dinner. Tonight is the first time I've done it on round, and the dish chosen is burritos, so I'm making all the components and having burrito omelette wraps with a side salad. Debating buying an avocado, I think I'll pass. I've tried to like it but it just doesn't work. Not sure on Meal 1 yet, we have some running around to do and I'll find something in the fridge later
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Aw thanks!! I love to cook, and it's so much easier to stay on track when I keep it interesting. Hubster has been at me to start a blog, but there are soooo many out there and I don't know that anyone would want to listen to me LOL. Symptom check in - vertigo still present but way less intense, no major crushing moments. Still have a vague headache, but I also think I'm in desperate need of a remedial massage, as I've been working from home and my set up might not be very ergonomic. Way less bloated, oral allergy is calming down a lot and I haven't had heartburn since day 2. I started W30 in the second week of 2019, and did 2 rounds in the first half of the year. Second half of the year went a bit haywire, then I did another round in January this year, and this is round 4. Every round I do, it just ingrains more how much better I feel when I eat like this.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Late, late meal 1 so it was just 2x poached eggs and some spicy kraut. Dinner will be seared skirt steak with chimmichurri, sauteed beans, carrots and broccolini and grilled sweet potato rounds.
  10. Grains should be a specific reintroduction and you should avoid them for the whole of reintro save for when you're deliberately reintroducing them. Some people even do gluten grains as a separate reintro to non-gluten grains.
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    UK "E Numbers" to avoid

    Hello! Currently wondering about E435 - Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate http://www.food-info.net/uk/e/e435.htm It's not on the list, but says it's derived from sorbitol. Would that make it non-compliant?
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Happy Saturday! It's a lovely day here and lockdown restrictions have eased enough that we can take the doggo to the beach for a run (appropriate social distancing required of course). He will be so happy. He will be less happy when he get a bath after, but that's the trade off. i can't wait for my headache to be gone, I'm drinking plenty of water but have gone pretty low carb (no potatoes or even sweet potatoes so far this round) so I'm guessing that's the culprit. Off to the wholesale butcher this morning to stock up on meat, which will dictate dinner. Last nights ribs were just gorgeous. Actually, I'm thinking some nice seared flank steak with chimmichurri might be the go! I put vanilla in my coffee this morning, just a tiny dash, for something different. Erm, no. I now feel like I broke my W30 with lcohol, for starters, and it was groooosssssss. It also made the almond milk split, which was super unattractive. No idea on meals today, I have leftovers from dinner which might become meal 1, but we might have omelettes. Dunno, it will wait til the hubster gets out of bed!
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    I'm soooooo tired. And my hands hurt. Like ache inside. I have just trying to read a new book and I couldn't because my hands ache so much that holding the book open was an effort. What the hell? I've not got arthritis or anything, its just weird. But it's Friday and I'm having W30 sleeps and there's no alarm in the morning, so happy days! Also, it's Friday, hubster is drinking wine (lets be honest, he's had wine every night this week) and I don't even want any.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Wasn't feeling the tuna for lunch, I wanted something warm. Lo and behold, I still had a serve of coriander beef curry with cauli/brocc rice in the freezer. Happy day! I need to remember this recipe, it's absolutely gorgeous.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Day 5! Another good night's sleep. Vertigo is easing up, which is a blessing. Previously, it's taken anywhere up to 3 weeks for it to ease, so the fact that it's slacking off now is great. Plus, it makes it easier to stick with coming into weekend (when I still feel crappy even though I've been compliant for days, it's more likely that I'll say "stuff it" and have a glass of wine, or order takeout). Meal 1: Tuna salad (Tuna, mayo, pickles, wholegrain mustard) in lettuce cups and cucumber boats Meal 2: I have a massive hankering for slow cooked beef short ribs, so I'll go get some and cook them in a BBQ style sauce to have with mashed root vegetables, and sauteed cabbage and broccoli
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    Nutpod "Natural Flavor"

    You can put whatever you like in your coffee so long as it is compliant and within the rules. People have nutpods, nut milks, coconut milk, ghee, MCT oil, all sorts of things!
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Change of plans, dinner is lamb chops and kalamta tapenade with steamed broccoli and ratatoullie. I have "Kill all the things" right on time. I'm also super tired, despite having actually slept last night!
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    Coffee Smoothie?

    This ^^^ Bloggers, instagrammers etc put "Whole30" in there to get hits, and often the ingredients are compliant (sometimes not) but huge amounts of time they display no knowledge of the actual rules. I read a blog the other day that was 20 breakfast ideas for W30, and 14 of them were SWYPO or didn't fit the template.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Day 4. Aaaaaand there it is. A solid 8 hours sleep. Bliss. I had a presentation at work yesterday and I think that's whats been keeping me awake (I tend to go to sleep easily, but as soon as I've had a minimum amount of sleep I wake up and can't shut down again). So with that over, I slept like a log. I love W30 sleep!! I did a deep freeze inventory yesterday and it was a bit grim - we have 9 lots of steak (yay!) 1 lot of pork chops, a huge roast lamb leg which is too big for 2 people and will wait for company, some homemade sausages which I can't remember if they're compliant so won't eat on round to be cautious, and a TON of chicken which is not compliant. I'm talking like 10kg of chicken breast that's marinated, and is a no-no. I also have some lovely homemade bacon which is also not compliant and some bits n pieces, but nothing substantial. I need to go shopping!! Vertigo is still present but fairly minor, no crushing episodes for maybe 36 hours, which is nice. Today: Meal 1: 2 eggs and jamon with roasted vegetables and a mayo based dressing Meal 2: Steak I guess LOL, having looked in the freezer. Unless I pop out for something else. Probably with roasted/sauteed veggies. We shall see.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Day 3. I can't wait to start sleeping better, the last few nights have been rough though that's because I've had work stress, not because of W30. W30 usually really tones down my anxiety though, so I'm looking forward to that kicking in. I'm really liking almond milk in my coffee, I'm finding! Otherwise nothing to report, so on with the menu: Meal 1: 2 x poached eggs on ratatoullie with kalamata olives and a generous dollop of fennel pepita pesto Meal 2: Slow cooked pork chops in mushroom gravy, roasted veggie medley and mashed pumpkin.
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    Christy's May Whole30

    I'm sorry you're having a hard time, it's hard enough to stick to the plan when you aren't battling grief and stress. Those are some great wins! Good luck with the restart, and be kind to yourself x.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    It sounds crazy but day 2, I woke up with a flatter upper tummy. I get bad bloat in the area just below my ribs, and can't suck it in, but 24 hours on Whole30 and I can. It just goes to show that there is something in my every day non-W30 diet which has an immediate and noticeable effect on me.
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    Round 4 - FIGHT!

    Thanks @kirbz! Humans can be so silly, we know whats good for us and feels good, and we still let ourselves slip. I don't mind the work so much (I'm not a convenience food person either, and we can't get most of them here anyway), but I work long hours sometimes, and sometimes I just want a glass of wine (or 3) and some easypasta and it just snowballs. Round 4 day 2: I went grocery shopping and restocked on a bunch of stuff, currently making a batch of ratatoullie for easy dinner sides or to have a couple eggs in for breakfast. Tuesdays are market day, so I have fresh fish for dinner. I got a pumpkin for this amazing soup recipe someone posted on facebook, too. I'm also going to be intermittent fasting this round, I know that's not recommended but I have done enough rounds to be able to customise and IF works for me. i just don't get hungry early and 2 meals just works. Meal 1: Tuna, mayo, pickles, lettuce cups Meal 2: Salt n pepper squid and flathead, Asian coleslaw with nuoc tham dressing, grilled sweet potato rounds
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    How about Intermittent Fasting after?

    I am doing my 4th round now, and have been (mostly) paleo between rounds and do IF (even on round, now) because it suits me. I find they really compliment each other, because eating W30/paleo keeps me very satisfied. Honestly the 3 meals a day, eat when you get up rule of W30 makes a lot of sense for people who really need to totally reconnect with they way they eat, but once you've found what works for you, I think IF can be really beneficial.
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    Primal kitchen bbq ranch