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  1. Mdubg

    Supplements Whole30 Compliant

    I am pretty new to Whole30 and I didnt find anything offensive in SugarcubeOD's responses. I appreciate the share of information. I have been working with my doctor because of a magnesium deficiency. The reality is, a medical professional should help you assess your magnesium needs and will help you determine appropriate dosage. My doctor helped me find a dosage that works based on how deficient I was in magnesium. The information in the forums and on the internet should not be your only source if you really want optimal health.
  2. Thanks for the suggestions. I need to change my thinking. I'm not a fan of potatoes in general (although I have forced myself to eat sweet potatoes) so I doubt I'll do potatoes for breakfast. I'm also not a fan of HASH of any kind so that's out. I think I will try my veggie soup with a side of compliant beef sausage for breakfast tomorrow and see how I feel. I also can't get down with having a cold breakfast that's not cereal so salads are out. It will have to be something hot. I forgot all about salmon patties (or cakes depending on where you're from). I can TOTALLY have those for breakfast. Haven't had those since I was a kid. But I'll have to find a recipe that omits the bread crumbs.
  3. Mdubg

    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    I guess I have to think of breakfast differently than what I would consider traditional breakfast foods. Those are all meals I would normally eat for lunch or dinner. I'm going to try just having last night's dinner leftovers for breakfast the next morning and see how I feel. I think I am just used to a less intricate breakfast (I used to make quinoa like oatmeal with fruit mixed in) or I'd have a smoothie with fruits and veggies. I am sick to death of eggs. Still not so sure how I feel about a salad for breakfast. Maybe I'll just do a vegetable stir fry (peppers, onions, garlic) and a side of chicken or beef sausage. Thank you all for posting your breakfast ideas. I just need to adjust my thinking (it's another meal, I don't need to call it breakfast).
  4. I am in my 3rd week of W30 and I am so over it! I never at much dairy anyway because I am lactose intolerant and cannot stand the taste of cow's milk so skipping the dairy was easy for me. Veggies were easy for me because for at least 1/4 of every year, I go meatless. Meat was easy because I enjoy poultry, fish, beef, and lamb. What was not easy was BEANS!!! I usually have hummus and broccoli (raw for dipping) or hummus and carrots or cucumbers as a mid-morning snack or afternoon snack. I miss hummus. I miss making my meatless black bean quinoa dish (black beans, quinoa, cilantro, red bell pepper, onion). I miss sushi. And most of all, I miss a little drizzle of honey in my tea in the morning and sweetened almond milk. Outside of missing those things, I feel a little better. I'm less bloated, but I am in a serious breakfast rut. I used to have quinoa (made much like oatmeal) for breakfast with fruit mixed in. Or I would have a smoothie made of a shot of protein, fruits and vegetables (but smoothies are on the "cautionary" list) but I've been avoiding a smoothie. I am SICK of eggs (since that is the only thing I actually like for breakfast that is W30 compliant). I can't get with potatoes or any kind of hash for breakfast (I've always HATED hash anything). I can do a veggie scramble with my eggs, which is fine, but I am bored with it. Any breakfast advice for someone who is not a "potatoes for breakfast" person? Lunch and dinner are easy. On Sundays, I have been preparing my proteins for the week in different ways. On week 1, I did Lamb. I bough lamb chops and ground lamb. I seasoned the ground lamb and prepared the lamb chops. I prepared multiple types of vegetables. And I made sure that I ate salad at least 3-4 times per week. I put the lamb in salads, I used the ground lamb over mashed sweet potatoes with a side of steamed mixed vegetables...EASY PEASY. On week 2, I did a similar thing with tuna and salmon. Week 3, ground beef (similar setup). Week 4 (I plan on chicken...similar setup again). Snacks have been fresh fruit or raw vegetables. If I am craving candy, I have a small box of raisins. BUT WHAT DO I DO FOR BREAKFAST!!! I'm not a fan of many of the recipes I found for breakfast and I know when my W30 is over, breakfast will be where I slip back into my old ways. Is anyone else out there struggling with breakfast? HELP! Please?
  5. I've got 1 week left and the only things I really, really miss are honey and sweetened almond milk. I don't do dairy (lactose and I are not friends). I don't like the taste of cow's milk anyway and I don't really care for cheese or yogurt (the dairy part was super easy to give up). I miss beans a little, but I've been doing fine without that as well. I am in a bit of a rut with breakfast because all I really eat now are eggs or eggs with vegetables. Breakfast for me used to be a fruit and veggie smoothie, but smoothies are out. What, besides eggs, sausage and non-pork sausage can a girl eat for breakfast... Week 1 I had eggs for breakfast and for lunch and dinner I had some type of chicken and tons of veggies. Week 2 I had eggs for breakfast and for lunch and dinner I had some combination of beef and veggies. Week 3 I had, you guessed it, eggs for breakfast and for lunch and dinner I had some combination of fish and veggies. Week 4 (next week), I will have (probably eggs for breakfast) lamb and veggies. Lunch and dinner are a breeze. I miss the convenience of overnight oatmeal or smoothies (those were my go-to's for breakfast). I'm tired of eggs, but I feel better than I have in months. When I am done with this round of Whole30, I will add honey to my tea again. Since I can't add honey, I've just not been drinking tea at all. What do you all do for breakfast? I'm not used to a heavy savory breakfast so that's been my real struggle.