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    Throwing away food

    Holy cow. That really hit home. THANK YOU.
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    Throwing away food

    I did my Whole30 in June and I prepared (I knew I was going to do this by January) by cleaning my kitchen through attrition- stocking compliant things to replace non-compliant. I was mostly good about, but some pasta and fish sticks crept in anyway. I also figured shelf stable/freezer things could linger until after. Now I'm done and have realized I need to strictly limit dairy and gluten. I gave my mom a bunch of stuff and gave away a lot of sealed items, but I still have food (fish sticks, breadcrumbs, mac and cheese, beer). I have given my family everything they will take and some of these are open or just not ok to donate (ei: beer). I'm really struggling with throwing food out, even if it's what I need to do to be healthy in the long-run. For those who made lifestyle changes after Whole30- what did you do? Did you throw food away?
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    What to do with over-ripe plantains

    I bought plantains to make a hash, but they ripened too slowly, I went on vacation and now they are solidly brown and super soft (I threw them in the fridge before I left). Any tips for what to make with them?
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    Real Plans for Single People

    I don't know if this will help, but I'm also a singleton, did my whole30 and reintro on my own. Within the first week I learned I couldn't live on the exact same thing each day. I started making multiple smaller meals on my meal prep day (prep 2 3-serving meals instead of 1 5-6 serving meal or make things that build in variety- basic chicken and veggies, then mix it up with sauces). I also made a HUGE batch of chili and froze it in individual portions so I can always grab one if I run out of time or just need some variety. Also, frozen burgers (I have turkey, salmon and mahi-mahi from Trader Joes)- they are yummy with cauliflower rice or zoodles. I did have some issues with waste, but mostly from meals I got sick of before eating them up- it taught me about myself. To your other questions, my budget is $275/month (I live in the NYC area) and I went over a bit during Whole30, but I figured it balanced sine I wan't dining out at all (from another expense budget).
  5. I know we throw the scale away during whole 30, but what about during the reintro? I've been weighing myself daily (I started reintro July 1), though I know weight can fluctuate, I want to see if anything causes a multi-day gain.
  6. We all know what they say about beans and their "magical" properties. Given that, how do you differentiate a true issue with beans/legumes from beans just being beans? Yesterday was my legume intro and my stomach wasn't awful, but it was quite gassy and I definitely felt VERY full for a while. I love beans and don't want to have to give them up!
  7. Make whole30 meals, but cook them in one of the oils per day. Use the oil in salad dressing. Just use it in place of what compliant oils you've been using.
  8. Ok, I'm only on day 13, but I'm a planner- my whole30 + reintroduction is all mapped out in excel spreadsheets. I'm trying to figure out what meals to use for my introduction phase and curious what other people did. Thanks in advance!
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    Warped Mentality

    It does make sense, and on one hand, that can work for me too. My concern is how I'm viewing the Whole30 process. I know the actual rules are temporary, but I don't want to view this a hurdle to get over so I can go back to what I was doing before. I'm concerned "giving myself permission" will be my downfall since I tend to go overboard.
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    Warped Mentality

    I did read about half of the Food Forever book, and have started a rough map of my reintroductions (I have a family vacation 3 weeks after Whole30 wraps, so my timing is pretty set). I'm not feeling deprived because I'm not eating enough, I'm feeling deprived because I'm an emotional eater and a serious binger, and I've been working really hard not to let myself do that. Honestly, I had a (compliant) dried fruit binge over the weekend and wouldn't be surprised if this is my sugar dragon messing with my head.
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    Warped Mentality

    I'm on day 11 and mostly doing ok- cravings haven't been horrible. My issue is my headspace. I see a commercial for Taco Bell and my brain immediately goes "when I'm done with this, I'll have that." I know it's not about depriving yourself, but I don't want to fall into bad habits and just go crazy once this is "over".
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    Cholesterol WAY up after Whole30

    Most doctors I've seen are hesitant to prescribe drugs when a lifestyle change (change your diet, exercise more) will be the difference, as long as the patient is willing. If the cardiologist wants to put you on meds, ask for 30 days to see if you can bring your numbers down a bit. The whole30 mentality is learning what works for you- spend those 30 days doing a variation of what you did before (maybe add more legumes if they worked for you and HDL friendly fats like salmon or avocado). Also, diet isn't the only factor for cholesterol, so don't throw this baby out yet. I know everything I said above is about diet, but if you get your 30 day reprieve and the numbers stay where they are, it could be other factors, ones that are harder to control (like genetics).
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    Homemade Tomato Sauce

    I tend to make my own sauce anyway, but it always comes out very acidic. Without adding dates or anything, is there a way to balance the acid from the tomatoes?
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    W30 Bacon

    I found applegate no sugar at my local Fairway, and Willshire Farms no sugar (package shouts PALEO) at Whole Foods. Willshire was slightly cheaper, but the pieces are so thin I had a hard time separating them to cook. Haven't tried Applegate. Baked it in the oven and saved the fat for cooking.
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    Raisins?

    So I'm going to assume my store-brand raisins are safe. I was kind of annoyed when the ingredients list just said "raisins" but wouldn't they list added oils or sugars?