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    Best salad dressing!

    OMG, I love thai dressing and this sounds so good.
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    Sugar Reintro... not what I expected

    Oh, me too. It's one of the reasons I'm doing this, sugar is my weakness. I will binge eating candy until I'm ill. But i know it's a volume thing and that a "normal" amount of sugar shouldn't really affect me badly. It's keeping to that normal amount that is the struggle!!
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    Reintro Day 9 - craving vs missing some foods

    That's understandable, the loss of anything that usually gives pleasure (even if it also brings pain - our brains are good at missing that bit!) will being grief. That's a good way of describing it. And our culture is SO centred around food, that there's a knock on effect of missing the social or environmental situation that comes with the food. I'm glad you're getting good weather!!
  4. Here we go, I am used to logging food on MFP or LoseIt but I don't want to get hung up on the calories, so I'm logging here. Day One! Breakfast: 2 poached eggs with The Goods Spicy Slaw (not enough fat, more about that below) Lunch: SkinnyTaste Sheet Pan Balsamic-Herb Chicken and Vegetables (using thigh) Dinner: Lamb chops with pan-fried sweet potato rounds, a baby beetroot, arugula, asparagus and pepita salad with a balsamic/olive oil dressing I'm fat-wary for 2 reasons, one as a lifelong dieter, plus as someone who gets heartburn from fat. I'm hoping the eating style will deal with the heartburn in time, so I'm looking to incrementally increase it. It doesn't help that I'm not really a fat fan- yes on meats, but I'm not real big on oily dressing or sauces, and I hate avocado. I like nuts but they don't really fit my meals. Something to work on. Lunches will be the same all week, as I batch cook. Dinner will get more adventurous... though it's so hot here now that grilled meat and veg is a joy.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    halloooooo from the future! LOL I'm picky with the cauli rice, it needs to be with something saucy, and it's not my favourite but I'll eat it. Today is my biggest challenge to date - my BFF is coming over for movie night and she's good with the peer pressure. If her GF isn't drinking, I'll have some solidarity, but we shall see! Brunch: Omelete with mushroom, asparagus , baby spinach and gravlax Dinner: Because it's movie night I'm doing a 'load your plate' platter: Crispy pork belly bites with apple sauce Lamb and rosemary meatballs with garlic and lemon tahini dipping sauce Wings, 1/2 with Frank's Red Hot and Ghee, 1/2 with lemon pepper seasoning Crispy Skinned duck breast bites with mandarin segments and mint Roasted duck fat potatoes Baby spinach and arugula salad with baby beetroot and toasted pine nuts
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    Sugar Reintro... not what I expected

    I will admit I'm sceptical about the whole sugar hangover thing. Do I feel awful after eating a whole bag of gummies in one sitting? Of course! But feeling like I've had a big night out the day after a piece of cake? I don't see why I would. Sugar isn't a foreign concept to the body - everything we eat is processed to glucose by the liver. Eating it as already glucose makes it hit the bloodstream faster, but that's really it. My grandparents ate cake every day and they never seemed to suffer for it. Sugar isn't an allergen, and intolerance of it is incredibly rare (fructose aside). Sugar is being majorly demonised at the moment - it's like fat in the 90s. There is no question that it's often "empty" calories, unless you need a boost of energy ASAP (think marathon runners and the like), but it's not only natural (yup, even the refined stuff!) but our bodies actually produce it. Our bodies of course produce a lot of things that an excess of would be a very bad idea (acid, formaldehyde to name a couple) but as far as non-toxic substances floating around in there, sugar (glucose) is a big one. So I'm interested to see how my sugar reintro goes, but I'm one of the folk who is expecting sugar to be the least of my issues.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    It ended up being chicken cacciatore with cauli rice and asparagus Yum!
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    It's either Dairy or something else.

    I have just (thanks to W30) come off an 18 month bout of 'vertigo'. It didn't feel like tipping, and I didn't zig-zag but the best way I could describe it is - that feeling when you're in the ocean, up to your shoulders but touching the ground, and you can feel the waves kind of pulling you around, like gravity has lessened. Sometimes I was lifted up, other times it pulled me down. If it was anything like that, the diagnosis I got was vestibular migraine. Mine are clearly food related, as they have done with the W30. I used to get migraines (typical ones, not this type) from dairy as a kid and teen but thought I'd outgrown it. I'm very much expecting dairy to trigger it again.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Day 32! So glad it's Friday. Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, The Goods spicy kraut Lunch: Hot smoked salmon, slaw with chimmichurri Dinner: No idea! It's Friday so I have a little more time to make something. I do have prosciutto in the fridge, maybe some chicken thighs with sage wrapped in proscuitto in a tomato sauce, with sauteed veg.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    OH, and the bonus? My husband likes fish, thought he didn't like salmon. Turns out he only ever had it canned!! I told him that's like saying you don't like a triple cream brie because you had Easy Cheese. Guess what? He likes salmon!! So happy, because it's a fav of mine!
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Thank goodness I tried the orange and garlic sauce before putting it on the salmon, it was gross. Flavourless and bitter. So we had native lemon pepper salmon instead, with roasted broccoli, yellow squash and asparagus, and seasoned potato wedges.
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    Basic mayo help!

    Embrace the lazy and use this recipe: Foolproof and amazing.
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    Day 30 and disappointed!

    I agree with you. Nutritional content matters, but when it comes to the physics of losing weight, putting to the side elements which affect metabolic rate and the like, if you take in more energy than you burn, you will not be losing weight.
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    Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?

    Very true, it was more a comment on the sneakiness of listing "vegetable broth". In Australia, if an ingredient has ingredients, they have to be listed in brackets after that ingredient, so it would read something like "Vegetable broth (peas, carrots, onion, celery)" for example.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Day 31!! You know, I'm not even sorry this isn't reintro? I'm not ready. I'm quite happy eating how I'm eating. The weekend will be a challenge, because plans were made before I knew I'd still be fully compliant and not reintro-ing alcohol. So as I've said, I'm open to Saturday being maybe a day 33 reintro to alcohol. Today: Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, The Goods spicy kraut Lunch: Hot smoked salmon, slaw with chimmichurri Dinner: Orange and garlic salmon, sauteed asparagus, lemon and herb potato bake, baby leaf salad.
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    Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?

    But it may well have pea or other legumes in it
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    Day 30 and disappointed!

    Also, if you've only got 5lbs to lose and are at a healthy weight, weight loss will be slow. W30 isn't explicitly a weight loss program, and not everyone will lose weight doing it (or people who don't need to lose weight wouldn't be able to do it!)
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    Reintro Day 5 - snacks are back

    As soon as I started reading, I wondered if you were still following the meal template or if you'd reduced the size of your meals! Load up that plate, lady!
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    My biggest challenge.. baby food..

    Weird suggestion, while making his food, stick a spoon, a toothpick, a pen, something in your mouth. Just something that keeps your mouth occupied, so if you wanted to stick some of his food in your mouth you'd have to think about ti and it can't be a reflex. Keep it in your mouth until the food in in front of baby, or bowl is in the sink.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Busy busy day today, and it's my Day 30! That day that should have been my WOOT DAY 30!!!!!! but isn't lol. I am wearing a dress to work I haven't been able to wear in months, and got my first "OMG you've lost weight!" comment, so that was nice We have a friend over tonight, so I'm brainstorming easy ideas for dinner - IF, and its a big if, I manage to get out at lunch I might buy some butter chicken spice and make a curry with rice for the fellas and cauli rice for me. Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, The Goods spicy kraut Lunch: Slow cooked brisket, roasted veggie medley, baby spinach and basil chimmichurri Dinner: Probably butter chicken and cauli rice with a side salad.
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    Weird Added Sugar Issue

    Here's the thing about the new added sugar listing on nutritional info (NI). It's actually a bit dumb. Add Apple puree to a sauce, it's added sugar according to the NI. But that same Apple puree in its own in a packet will show no added sugar. Add honey to sausages = 'added sugar', yet a jar of pure honey will show no added sugar. So when you see it but there's no actual straight up sugar source in the ingredients, you have to look at the ingredients to see which one may have naturally contained sugar but when added to this product, now counts as 'added sugar'. The intention was good, the execution was... suboptimal.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    No salmon tonight, work ended up crazy and I missed the markets. Fish will have to happen Thursday! Instead we had steak, sauteed asparagus, garlic mushrooms and mixed leaf salad with radish, flaked almonds and lemon tahini dressing. I've now run out of lemon tahini and home made mayo, though I made basil chimmichurri yesterday,
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    Reintro Day 4 - a little craving this afternoon

    OMG, I love bouillabaisse!!
  24. Yup, I remember reading it was bottom of the list for "best diets" 2018 because of its restrictive nature. They totally missed the point of it, because it was 'competing' against keto, the Mediterranean diet, WW, etc etc - all of which are meant to be long term.
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    SchrodingersCat doing the thing diary!

    Snap! I posted just as you posted!