HeatherW-V

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Lady49er in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    Breakfast went well - last night I prepped, so it made it so much easier and faster. I am lucky I don't drink milk or coffee, so it was the usual beautiful morning of green tea (no additives or flavoring) for me. Hubs does drink coffee, so he had it black. He says, "It's alright. It's not killing me." 

    A note - my husband hunts (for food, not for sport) and we eat venison (deer). Well, he took some of it to the meat processor to be made into sausage which I thought would be amazing with his eggs (I don't eat eggs), our avocado and sweet potato; like a hash. Well, last night I was slicing the sausage and I saw it had spices. It smelled amazing, of course, but I was thinking, "Hmmm this seems like SUMMER sausage." Summer sausage has sugar in it and the spices they use - I don't know if they're Whole 30 compliant. Had a total, "OH NO!" moment. Hubs called the place this morning and confirmed - they add sugar. So these beautiful sausages are out for our Whole 30. I'm so bummed. A word to everyone - we usually process our own meat, but this one time it was easier to have the processor do sausages. If you hunt/forage - indicate to your processor NO SUGAR or anything else in what they make for you.
    I'll be using venison steaks and chopping them finely for some of our breakfasts going forward. Pictured is hubs' first Whole30 - for myself I fried an egg really, really hard and ate, aka choked down the white (I HATE eggs). Adjustments being made going forward. 
    Hope everyone is having a great start to the morning!

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    My husband and I start the 11th. So ready! 
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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    @HopingtoHeal so far, so good. But daytime is always easy for me and it's Day 1 so I am super motivated . It's night-time that gets tough. My sweet tooth hits then I get hungry at night. Since I'm eating three meals a day now (I usually skip breakfast and lunch I sort of graze), I'm hoping that it helps. I made the chicken cacciatore for lunch today and it was really good. I diced my own tomatoes because I couldn't find diced tomatoes with Calcium Chloride - though I've read after my shopping trip it's okay on Whole30. I also only used 2 tablespoons for cooking fat instead of 4 tablespoons and it was fine.
     

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from HopingtoHeal in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    @HopingtoHeal - thanks. Agreed. Boredom! I work from home so it's easy to stay in and do nothing. Instead, I am going to go for walks and jogs. I don't care for olives, but will definitely try it with kale. I also prefer the breasts and will use those next time - I tried the legs since they were organic and the recipe called for it, but I do think I'll like it the other way better. Thanks for the tip!
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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    @HopingtoHeal so far, so good. But daytime is always easy for me and it's Day 1 so I am super motivated . It's night-time that gets tough. My sweet tooth hits then I get hungry at night. Since I'm eating three meals a day now (I usually skip breakfast and lunch I sort of graze), I'm hoping that it helps. I made the chicken cacciatore for lunch today and it was really good. I diced my own tomatoes because I couldn't find diced tomatoes with Calcium Chloride - though I've read after my shopping trip it's okay on Whole30. I also only used 2 tablespoons for cooking fat instead of 4 tablespoons and it was fine.
     

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    @HopingtoHeal so far, so good. But daytime is always easy for me and it's Day 1 so I am super motivated . It's night-time that gets tough. My sweet tooth hits then I get hungry at night. Since I'm eating three meals a day now (I usually skip breakfast and lunch I sort of graze), I'm hoping that it helps. I made the chicken cacciatore for lunch today and it was really good. I diced my own tomatoes because I couldn't find diced tomatoes with Calcium Chloride - though I've read after my shopping trip it's okay on Whole30. I also only used 2 tablespoons for cooking fat instead of 4 tablespoons and it was fine.
     

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    @HopingtoHeal so far, so good. But daytime is always easy for me and it's Day 1 so I am super motivated . It's night-time that gets tough. My sweet tooth hits then I get hungry at night. Since I'm eating three meals a day now (I usually skip breakfast and lunch I sort of graze), I'm hoping that it helps. I made the chicken cacciatore for lunch today and it was really good. I diced my own tomatoes because I couldn't find diced tomatoes with Calcium Chloride - though I've read after my shopping trip it's okay on Whole30. I also only used 2 tablespoons for cooking fat instead of 4 tablespoons and it was fine.
     

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Lady49er in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    Breakfast went well - last night I prepped, so it made it so much easier and faster. I am lucky I don't drink milk or coffee, so it was the usual beautiful morning of green tea (no additives or flavoring) for me. Hubs does drink coffee, so he had it black. He says, "It's alright. It's not killing me." 

    A note - my husband hunts (for food, not for sport) and we eat venison (deer). Well, he took some of it to the meat processor to be made into sausage which I thought would be amazing with his eggs (I don't eat eggs), our avocado and sweet potato; like a hash. Well, last night I was slicing the sausage and I saw it had spices. It smelled amazing, of course, but I was thinking, "Hmmm this seems like SUMMER sausage." Summer sausage has sugar in it and the spices they use - I don't know if they're Whole 30 compliant. Had a total, "OH NO!" moment. Hubs called the place this morning and confirmed - they add sugar. So these beautiful sausages are out for our Whole 30. I'm so bummed. A word to everyone - we usually process our own meat, but this one time it was easier to have the processor do sausages. If you hunt/forage - indicate to your processor NO SUGAR or anything else in what they make for you.
    I'll be using venison steaks and chopping them finely for some of our breakfasts going forward. Pictured is hubs' first Whole30 - for myself I fried an egg really, really hard and ate, aka choked down the white (I HATE eggs). Adjustments being made going forward. 
    Hope everyone is having a great start to the morning!

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Lady49er in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    Breakfast went well - last night I prepped, so it made it so much easier and faster. I am lucky I don't drink milk or coffee, so it was the usual beautiful morning of green tea (no additives or flavoring) for me. Hubs does drink coffee, so he had it black. He says, "It's alright. It's not killing me." 

    A note - my husband hunts (for food, not for sport) and we eat venison (deer). Well, he took some of it to the meat processor to be made into sausage which I thought would be amazing with his eggs (I don't eat eggs), our avocado and sweet potato; like a hash. Well, last night I was slicing the sausage and I saw it had spices. It smelled amazing, of course, but I was thinking, "Hmmm this seems like SUMMER sausage." Summer sausage has sugar in it and the spices they use - I don't know if they're Whole 30 compliant. Had a total, "OH NO!" moment. Hubs called the place this morning and confirmed - they add sugar. So these beautiful sausages are out for our Whole 30. I'm so bummed. A word to everyone - we usually process our own meat, but this one time it was easier to have the processor do sausages. If you hunt/forage - indicate to your processor NO SUGAR or anything else in what they make for you.
    I'll be using venison steaks and chopping them finely for some of our breakfasts going forward. Pictured is hubs' first Whole30 - for myself I fried an egg really, really hard and ate, aka choked down the white (I HATE eggs). Adjustments being made going forward. 
    Hope everyone is having a great start to the morning!

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    My husband and I start the 11th. So ready! 
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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Mazpal in Starting tomorrow, 9/11   
    We are starting tomorrow, too. I'm also a night-eater, so will look forward to any replies and tips you get!
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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Mazpal in Starting tomorrow, 9/11   
    We are starting tomorrow, too. I'm also a night-eater, so will look forward to any replies and tips you get!
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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Lady49er in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    Breakfast went well - last night I prepped, so it made it so much easier and faster. I am lucky I don't drink milk or coffee, so it was the usual beautiful morning of green tea (no additives or flavoring) for me. Hubs does drink coffee, so he had it black. He says, "It's alright. It's not killing me." 

    A note - my husband hunts (for food, not for sport) and we eat venison (deer). Well, he took some of it to the meat processor to be made into sausage which I thought would be amazing with his eggs (I don't eat eggs), our avocado and sweet potato; like a hash. Well, last night I was slicing the sausage and I saw it had spices. It smelled amazing, of course, but I was thinking, "Hmmm this seems like SUMMER sausage." Summer sausage has sugar in it and the spices they use - I don't know if they're Whole 30 compliant. Had a total, "OH NO!" moment. Hubs called the place this morning and confirmed - they add sugar. So these beautiful sausages are out for our Whole 30. I'm so bummed. A word to everyone - we usually process our own meat, but this one time it was easier to have the processor do sausages. If you hunt/forage - indicate to your processor NO SUGAR or anything else in what they make for you.
    I'll be using venison steaks and chopping them finely for some of our breakfasts going forward. Pictured is hubs' first Whole30 - for myself I fried an egg really, really hard and ate, aka choked down the white (I HATE eggs). Adjustments being made going forward. 
    Hope everyone is having a great start to the morning!

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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    My husband and I start the 11th. So ready! 
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    HeatherW-V got a reaction from Margot in anyone starting Sept 11???   
    My husband and I start the 11th. So ready! 
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    HeatherW-V reacted to czaja in Coffee for your Whole 30: How to make it if you're used to using dairy   
    Maybe it reads harsher then intended. I was quoting the Whole30 book, page 16.
    Adding things to make the coffee taste like it used to does not seem to be in the spirit of the challenge.
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    HeatherW-V reacted to czaja in Coffee for your Whole 30: How to make it if you're used to using dairy   
    I read all the posts in this thread yesterday. Went to bed thinking about it. Woke up thinking about it.
    Not to rain on anyone's parade BUT (!) DRINK BLACK COFFEE OR DON'T BOTHER.
    "Drinking your coffee black is. not. hard."
    If you have to add stuff to make it palatable, you don't like coffee, you like all the sweet, creamy additions.
    There was a little whole milk in my coffee pre W30. Now it is black.
    Get over it, get used to it and get with the program!
    I mean this in a good way. The relationship to food we are trying to create, fix, or undo requires the hard work and commitment to the process.