Hadley F

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    Hadley F got a reaction from ssparker in Who's starting 1/1?   
    Hi @NZ Robin I hope your Whole30 is going well so far?  
    I am a Certified Whole30 Coach in NZ and I have a few NZ resources on my website like recipes and also a FB group called KiwisWhoWhole30. 
    Hope your first week is going well! I am running a Whole30 group in NZ  that starts 1st Feb! Looking forward to my 5th Whole30 :)
    Warm Regards,
    Hadley
    The Remedy Project
    theremedyproject.co.nz
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    Hadley F reacted to Della Nova in Day 14 and I'm cravvvvvvving!!   
    I can definitely sympathize.
    I think the Whole30 Timeline is spot on about Day 8-15: http://whole9life.com/2012/06/the-whole30-timeline/.
    Particularly, "All joking aside, though, this phase gets really intense and for some people. This is the part of the program where our minds try to drive us back to the comfort of the foods we used to know. Our food relationships are deeply rooted and strongly reinforced throughout the course of our lives and breaking through them is really big deal. Journaling can be especially enlightening and helpful during this phase, and helpful for reflection later. Take some time to jot down what you're craving, how you're feeling and what tools you're using to work through the cravings."
    It got really intense for me too. On Day 15 I couldn't get Cinnabons out of my mind, no matter how hard I tried, it persisted all day. I really think it's just our minds trying to get that "reward" affect from sugar.
    You just have to stay strong and keep pushing through it until the end!
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    Hadley F reacted to GFChris in Day 30 and extremely dissapointed!   
     
    Sorry you had a bad experience.  To comment on a few things:
     
    Regarding carb-dense compliant options, there are other choices besides potatoes, sweet potatoes and banana. These include winter squash, beets, jicama, rutabaga, carrots and parsnips.
    On the discomfort, I wonder what percentage of your vegetables over the course of your Whole30 were raw vs. cooked?  Some folks have a lot of bloating/GI issues with raw vegetables.  Another possible culprit: there are the cruciferous and FODMAPs as well that can bother some people. There's lots of past discussion about all these scenarios in the forum. Perhaps, like the eggs, you've indirectly discovered that certain vegetables, or how they are prepared, bother you.  
     
    If you don't like ghee, making your own clarified butter is another fat option. I personally use that and coconut oil as my two main cooking fats.
     
    On why rice is excluded on the Whole30, there is an entire chapter in It Starts With Food that explains why this, along with all other grains, are not part of the plan. In brief, it doesn't meet Whole30's good food standards of promoting a healthy psychological response, promoting a healthy hormonal response, promoting a healthy gut,  supporting immune function and minimizing inflammation.
     
    As you reintroduce items and resume riding your own bike, I sincerely hope you feel better soon and wish you good health.
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    Hadley F got a reaction from PamPlano in Cashew Cream Veggie Lasaga?   
    Hi PamPlano,
    I agree with you that cashew cream can be a tasty addition to your diet however it sounds like it needs to be post Whole30 in order to be compliant. I make a lovely cashew cheese (I can't tolerate dairy) and it is MAGIC! I just use it as a topping on chili, tacos, etc and it does NOT trick me into thinking it is cheese. It just tastes good and is healthy so why not! ?
    This lasagne sounds perfectly compliant to me just as cauliflower rice and almond milk creamer is, but alas, that doesn't mean much. 
    If someone thinks that adding cashew cream to a recipe is going to trick your brian into SWOPO they clearly have never eaten cashew cream! LOL!
     
     
     
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    Hadley F reacted to Isolde41 in Success stories for overweight children?   
    @MizRik - I want you to know that it can be done. And that it is WORTH IT. My daughter stuck with the Whole30 through the entire month and we're still doing it (she had a "planned cheat" of a birthday party and Halloween and then got right back on track. She lost 8 lbs in 30 days and she says she wants to eat this way forever. Before and afters are below. I need to write a success post for her, because I think it would be very helpful for others. 


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    Hadley F reacted to PamPlano in Cashew Cream Veggie Lasaga?   
    So... I made this lasagna and loved it. I had no idea it was SWYPO. Fortunately I am not on a round... I recently completed a Whole60... still eating Whole30 style by choice. Here’s what I believe is the important difference between this dish and real lasagna. After eating this, I feel GOOD. Not too full, no bloating, no regrets. It does NOT make me want traditional lasagna with cheese that would make me feel bad. I see this recipe as a win ... not a risk. It reinforces my GOOD choices. Similarly, I’m currently in love with a recently discovered recipe for dirty rice made with cauliflower. I genuinely don’t understand this stance against the lasagna, yet the dirty rice is ok. It makes me extra happy my strict 30 days is over, lol! And I plan to keep making and eating both!
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    Hadley F reacted to wenderlust in Cashew Cream Veggie Lasaga?   
    Ok, I'm new here so take this with a grain of salt (that's Whole30 approved, haha). I think this boils down to this. The ingredients are allowed but this plan seems to want to break you of old eating habits and open up a new thought pattern that you don't "need" those old foods, you can be satisfied, feel better, and look better if you change the way you think about food. And by doing so you can look at food differently in the future and make better choices. So, I'm not sure that by eating this lasagna you wouldn't feel good that day, everything is an allowed ingredient, but you wouldn't be helping yourself to break those old desires for food. So when you're off Whole30, you'll still be craving that lasagna instead of finding other better things to feed your body and your mind. So, for 30 days at least, let it go and set yourself free. I think this one is more mind than matter.
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    Hadley F reacted to slc_melissa in …”some” fruit   
    Look at the meal template and try to build meals off that, don't think about calories:
    https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf  (The fat portion can be confusing, Choose 1-2 fat sources per meal, not every fat at all meals.)
    If you're snacking, your meals still aren't big enough.  Ideally you can go 4-5 hours between meals.  However, if you're genuinely hungry, like ladyshanny said above a "snack" would have protein and fat for staying power.  (I try to think of mini-meals instead of snacks.)  Nuts are also recommended as about a closed handful or so every other day at most.  (Nuts can be problematic digestive-wise, don't have a great omega fat profile, and are very easy to over eat especially in a "snacking" sense.)
    Any GORP type thing would probably still be repeatedly spiking your blood sugar, as ladyshanny also said above.  I like olives and hard-boiled eggs or chicken as a mini-meal, personally.
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    Hadley F reacted to Luvleelynnie in Six Months Plus and Still Working It!   
    I'm on a similar journey and all of your comments inspire me.  I have question for you who have been on the Whole 30+ route... I am 52, on round 3 of Whole 30 which was to end Feb 6, I made the decision to make it a Whole 60 because of some stubborn health issues.  I am finding cravings much more challenging in this second 30 days - the first 30 seemed easy compared to the last several days where my mind is focused on all the things I can't eat rather than all the great things I am eating.  This is the exact opposite of the start of my round 3 and I thought, perhaps foolishly, that this would get better with time.   I am having so many NSV and want to start having some scale victories as this is part of my long term strategy for my personal wellness.  The cravings rearing their head deep into a Whole 60  has caught me off guard so would love to hear how your journeys have been and if you experienced anything similar.
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    Hadley F got a reaction from Sister.Journey in Six Months Plus and Still Working It!   
    I am so inspired by your journey with Whole30. You sounds like you truly are experiencing food freedom! 
    I have been eating a Whole30-ish diet for years and have experimented with adding things back into my diet but not realizing that they slowly start to become a problem. Like gluten free bread. I sometimes get a loaf that is Paleo so made with almonds and tapioca but next thing I know I am eating 2 slices with breakfast and then eating a small lunch of toast with avocado etc. It is always good to know that you can reset again by doing another Whole30. That is something I find really comforting about this lifestyle.
    I wish you all the best for your journey!
    Hadley
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    Hadley F reacted to lulucandoit! in Low blood pressure   
    Thanks for the simple recipe, which could easily be made even at a restaurant with lemon and salt.
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    Hadley F reacted to xacerb8 in Low blood pressure   
    @moggle A lot of people at my Bikram studio drink Ultima refresher, but it has stevia, so I don't.
    http://ultimareplenisher.com/
    I found this recipe for "paleo gatorade," and I drink about 64 oz of it during classes. (Bonus: Even my kids think it tastes good.)
    http://www.primalgirl.com/2011/02/28/free-sports-drink-recipe/
    And, if you get the bottled organic lemon juice from whole foods, it's convenient and inexpensive.
    Dana
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    Hadley F reacted to Becky Henderson in Real Plans for Single People   
    I use Real Plans.  I'm loving it. You customize the settings to your serving size. I'm using for 1.  Recipes that appeal to me I make double to go in freezer. So, far I've not ended up wasting food.  The first week I spent $67. I started using Wal-Mart pick up service which is available to me. With Real Plans shopping list, I go through ordering only what I need from the list. I feel this saves even more that I'm not tempted to buy what I don't need as I would if physically shopping. The recipes are fairly simple.  Although I will say my first attempt at making Ghee was laughable. Can you say smoky kitchen and burned pan?  But with a little patience the second attempt was successful. Most vegetables I get frozen, large bags of broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, etc.  
    The first week, I started January 24, the amount of dishes to clean up was terrifying.  Last weekend I sat down to come up with a plan to help in that area. Baking pans I cover with aluminum foil, then add parchment paper. I use two different size iron skillets which I immediately clean up place back on stove, one sauce pot and my Cosori pressure cooker. I also spent some time chopping, slicing and dicing onions, peppers, cucumbers, and celery. I store the cucumbers in a mason jar, covering the cukes with white vinegar, this keeps them crisp.  Having those ready for use is a huge plus. 
    I live alone, work the hours of 12 noon to 7 p.m. I could easily use the excuse of my work hours aren't working well with this life style change. That would not be true the only thing not working well with this life style change is me and my attitude. Thankfully that is gradually changing.  Here's to a successful Whole 30 journey for the both of us. 
    Give Real Plans a try.  It's working great for me. 
     
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    Hadley F reacted to Worldismyoyster in Looking for very simple chicken crockpot recipes   
    One of my favorite ways to slowcook chicken is a little Persian/ Greek: Chop chicken into about 1" or so pieces, cook with lemon juice, lemon slices, black olives, peppercorns, chopped onions, and a ton - i mean, A TON - of parsley and dill. 
    Looks like this (This was after w30, so DISREGARD the chickpeas): 
     
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    Hadley F reacted to NoMoreCrunchyCravings in Meatloaf Drippings   
    What do you all do with your meatloaf drippings? Funny as it sounds, I think the meatloaf that I made today is only the second one I've ever made. I didn't have a special pan for it, so I just baked it in a glass baking dish. But on taking it out of the oven, I find that it's swimming in grease, and not just the clear stuff... something I'm not sure what to do with, as strange as that may be.
    With my roast chicken drippings I make gravy, or cook with the fat. Same for turkey and roast beef and hamburgers. I don't like the taste of the pork loin or roast drippings, and the smell bothers me, so I tend to discard those, but I save other types of pork drippings (bacon, pancetta, etc.) to use with cooking other stuff, like eggs or potatoes.
    But those meatloaf drippings - not the clear oil part (which I will definitely be saving to use as pan lubricant for something else) but the gelatinous fluffy looking part. Can I even use that for something else?
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    Hadley F got a reaction from ShellC104 in First Whole 30 started today Feb.1st- nervous!!!   
    If you are feeling hungry try eating more protein and fat (olives, avo, coconut) with each meal. It is easy to think that the cooking fat is enough but in fact it isn't. 
    If you can give your body more of these things you may find your hunger diminishes. But I find it relates a lot to my stress levels and my hormonal cycle as well. 
    Most of all, be kind to yourself you are doing great!
    Hadley
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    Hadley F got a reaction from Sister.Journey in Six Months Plus and Still Working It!   
    I am so inspired by your journey with Whole30. You sounds like you truly are experiencing food freedom! 
    I have been eating a Whole30-ish diet for years and have experimented with adding things back into my diet but not realizing that they slowly start to become a problem. Like gluten free bread. I sometimes get a loaf that is Paleo so made with almonds and tapioca but next thing I know I am eating 2 slices with breakfast and then eating a small lunch of toast with avocado etc. It is always good to know that you can reset again by doing another Whole30. That is something I find really comforting about this lifestyle.
    I wish you all the best for your journey!
    Hadley
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    Hadley F reacted to Leah1991 in January start, based in New Zealand   
    Hi everyone,
    I'm starting my first Whole30 on Jan 3rd (my partner's birthday is the 2nd so I had to wait for that to be over haha) and am a little nervous! I live in New Zealand and am worried I'm going to struggle to find compliant foods as easily. I really want to get nutpods for my coffee but don't know where I can get a substitute here, I checked their website and they don't ship to NZ. I was looking at collagen peptides as well but the VitalProtein shipping to NZ is a LOT.
    Is there anyone on here from NZ that has had success finding good Whole30 products?
    Thanks team!
    Leah.
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    Hadley F got a reaction from ShellC104 in First Whole 30 started today Feb.1st- nervous!!!   
    Yes! You are going to do this! Well done. 
    Just try to take one day at a time and not think about the rest of the days in front of you. You can do it day by day.
    You will be so pleased when you are finished!
    Hadley