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  1. Filipino Whole30 Eats

    i'm so happy this thread was resurrected! so many recipes i want to try.
  2. Day 12 and Still Bloated

    Thanks for your help! I'll try that.
  3. Before Whole30, I would experience bloating whenever I ate gluten. This would last 2-3 days and then go away. But since starting Whole30, I've been bloated every single day.. mainly after every meal, it seems! I'm wondering if there's something I'm eating that is wrong or if my gut is still repairing itself after all the on-again-off-again I've been doing with a gluten-free diet? I used to eat a lot of carbs and sugar and coffee, and I haven't had any since starting. I have been eating a lot of cauliflower rice (I miss rice!) but after what I found from doing a thread search, I didn't have any today and haven't seen a difference.. perhaps I should wait longer though. I've also started drinking more water because I have a tendency to not do so enough. I read a few mentions in threads about digestive enzymes and am wondering if it's really necessary. I take 2 probiotics daily and try to add kimchi here and there. I have regular bowel movements, though the stool can vary hard to soft. I've always found this happens when I eat a lot of meat. Here is a link to a detailed Whole30 Log I keep. (I figure it would be easier to read in that format, but I can copy& paste a few days worth of meals too if that's best.) I don't eat cold foods besides fruit & kimchi, and I cook/reheat my meals with either coconut oil, ghee, evoo, or avocado oil but I don't specify this in the log. I'll have a handful of nuts or coconut flakes if I still feel hungry shortly after a meal but for the most part, my meals last me 4-5 hours. They are larger portions than I'm used to and am also wondering if it's possible to gain weight during Whole30?
  4. Heavy Cream Substitute?

    thanks for the help, everyone~!
  5. Heavy Cream Substitute?

    Great. Thank you!
  6. Heavy Cream Substitute?

    I'm interested in cooking this fennel leek potato soup recipe and am wondering if there's anything I can use for a heavy cream substitute. I know the heavy cream is optional, but I'm seeking that velvety texture. Sorry if this question has been asked a billion times. The search button for the forum is covered by the social media links/logos, and I can't seem to use it. Is there a search link a mod can send me to use? Leek, Potato, and Fennel Soup with Bacon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 leeks, tender white parts with a little green only, thinly sliced 1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 large potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and chopped into small dice 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock Salt to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional) 1/4 pound (4 strips) extra-thick bacon Fresh chives, snipped, to garnish
  7. Ok, I'll admit... YESTERDAY was supposed to be my start day but the first thing I did when I woke up was finish my leftover birthday moon pie. Then I spent the rest of the day munching on Kit Kat bars my friend had gifted me. Needless to say, my sugar cravings are going to be my main battle over the next 30 days. I've been trying to wean off sugar for years with no success. I just turned 31, am single, live by myself, am under-employed, and meditation has become a major part of my self-care. I started seeing an acupuncturist for health concerns last month and she sent me a list of diet/nutrition suggestions to help. I realized it was similar to Whole30, so I am using Whole30 as my guideline (the big difference for me right now is that I can't have coffee and there's a big chance this will need to turn into a Whole90). I woke up this morning already with a craving for coffee and something sweet! This is going to be tough for me, but I am very excited to see what the light at the end of the tunnel will look like. I know my body is capable of healing and feeling better, and am fully committed to becoming more attuned to what I really need versus my body's reactions and desires. That being said, I am hella scared. Thank you for reading, and looking forward to the next month with ya'll!