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  1. FoxsyShel

    Soybean Oil - Start over?

    I had a similar issue come up today. I was at Trader Joe's and thought I had clearly identified the ingredients on the back label. Organic veggies, no sugar...woohoo. I was in the store to purchase more jars to have on hand when I thought to review it once more. With 4 jars in my basket, I saw it on the list...soybean oil. This offense would have occurred about 2 days ago after making a yummy stuffed pepper with ground turkey and red onions smothered in the marinara and then topped with spaghetti squash. Seriously bummed about the oversight on my part but...I actually LOVE eating this way. Monday was my Day 15. I left TJ's with a bag of Meyer lemons, fresh basil, and some fresh chicken drumsticks. I'll just have to create my own marinara. Here's to clean, mindful cooking and eating.
  2. I’m Michelle and today marks Day 2 of my Whole30 personal experiment. I began working on changing my diet with a Paleo approach on October 15. Being lactose intolerant and G6PD (protein) deficient, there were many of the intake restrictions and avoidances that followed the ‘cleaner and healthier for me’ diet that aligned well. I found Whole30 by accident and was interested in trying the experiment. I was foiled by not reading the labels clearly enough when I consumed a green tea that had sugar. Last week I bought and devoured the book, It starts with Food, and decided to get serious about making a commitment to healing my gut and reducing my recurrent digestive issues. Additionally, I have an ischium injury s/p 3+ years (aerial split) that just won’t heal. I’m a former dancer, former runner and occasional weight lifter. For the last 5 years, I’ve spent most of my time doing exercises at home or practicing yoga at various studios. Living in Salt Lake, my family (hubby, 2 active teens and a tween), has access to a myriad of activities (competitive swim, competitive dance, and recreational skiers and hikers) so we’re certainly getting our fair share of burning calories. I’m looking to clean up our kitchen and set an example for healthier living for all of us. I’m excited to be on this ‘enlightened and purposeful’ journey.