trexmafia

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    trexmafia got a reaction from emilyelowe in Suggestions for Lame Meals   
    I finish it, if only because trashing it would not honor the time I took to prepare and cook the meal or the money I spent on ingredients. But afterwards I definitely feel unsatisfied and I think that goes back to tying emotions to food. I've tried to follow the whole "food is fuel for your body so you should remove emotions from it" thing, and it doesn't work for me - I love food! I love eating good food, I love cooking, I love socializing with friends and family around food, and I love trying new foods especially when I travel. So when I prepare or eat a meal that ends up being not as good as I was expecting, it's hard for me to not feel disappointed.
    The only time I wouldn't soldier on and finish a bad meal and its leftovers is if it's so bad that it triggers a gagging response. At that point it's a lost cause so into the trash it goes and I move on. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from emilyelowe in Suggestions for Lame Meals   
    I finish it, if only because trashing it would not honor the time I took to prepare and cook the meal or the money I spent on ingredients. But afterwards I definitely feel unsatisfied and I think that goes back to tying emotions to food. I've tried to follow the whole "food is fuel for your body so you should remove emotions from it" thing, and it doesn't work for me - I love food! I love eating good food, I love cooking, I love socializing with friends and family around food, and I love trying new foods especially when I travel. So when I prepare or eat a meal that ends up being not as good as I was expecting, it's hard for me to not feel disappointed.
    The only time I wouldn't soldier on and finish a bad meal and its leftovers is if it's so bad that it triggers a gagging response. At that point it's a lost cause so into the trash it goes and I move on. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from AnitaC in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from AnitaC in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from AnitaC in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from AnitaC in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from Worldismyoyster in Looking for very simple chicken crockpot recipes   
    @Worldismyoyster that looks AMAZING. That's a dish that might break my food boredom (sans chickpeas).
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    trexmafia got a reaction from AnitaC in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    trexmafia got a reaction from purplepadres in Rural area....   
    I agree with @ladyshanny in that you need to take a step back for a bit and re-evaluate why you've decided to do a Whole 30. While you're taking this time, it might not be a bad idea to learn and become comfortable with some different cooking methods. I'm not a huge fan of Buzzfeed, but they were obsessed with sheet pan dinners for a while so they posted a lot about them. I became a fan of the sheet pan dinner, after seeing a bunch of Buzzfeed posts about them, because they're relatively quick and versatile so a lot of things can be cooked that way (including the chicken and fish you've mentioned). I've attached a couple links for some ideas to get you started for both ingredients and the cooking method. Note: I have not gone through each recipe individually to see if they're Whole 30 compliant, and the majority likely aren't, but they all seem easy enough to build off of to suit your own tastes and the program once you're more confident with the cooking method.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/marietelling/easy-sheet-pan-meals-that-wont-stress-you-out
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/easy-one-tray-oven-dinners
    Everyone has to start somewhere. It's okay because it's part of the process that we call life. And while Whole 30 is difficult, it isn't worth starving and crying over. Good luck!  
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    trexmafia reacted to ladyshanny in Rural area....   
    Can you go online to instagram? You don't have to have an account if you don't want to. My @stuffonaplate profile is public. You can literally eat any dish there for breakfast. Quite a few of those were my breakfast when I posted them. Any version of protein, veggies, fat and fruit. Breakfast!
    I really think it might be wise for you to consider taking a step back. This is a voluntary elimination program designed to determine food sensitivities. We really don't like to see people this worked up and upset about it. Maybe step back, take a deep breath and then do some research for yourself, practice cooking techniques you don't normally use, schedule a few hours on a weekend to really scour the stores you have and see what's available. (we were just assuming your remoteness because several people asked several times for you to mention available stores to see how we could make suggestions). Since you have a walmart, go online and order walmart items for free ship-to-store and it won't cost more than it would if they had the item on the shelf. So avocado oil for mayo or just plain cooking, coconut oil etc.
    I feel badly for you, you aren't eating enough, you sound horribly frustrated. Step back and do some planning and research and I think you'll have a nicer time of it.
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    trexmafia got a reaction from mame6695 in Breakfast   
    I'm not a breakfast eater either and I've been flipping between dinner left overs and salad for breakfast. On Monday morning I had left over baked chicken italian sausages with roasted potato, red bell pepper and onion with a side of mixed salad greens and some olives. On Tuesday morning I had left over Mongolian Beef Stir Fry (http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-mongolian-beef-stir-fry/) with pak choy. Yesterday and today I had a salad with hard boiled eggs, mixed salad greens, lizard sauce (http://meljoulwan.com/2014/05/14/lizard-sauce-fed-2/), sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Tonight I'm cooking up some salmon cakes for dinner, so those are on the rotation for breakfast tomorrow with some homemade mayo mixed with either lemon juice or garlic (maybe both) on top of a bed of salad greens, maybe some stir fried red bell pepper on the side as the pepper in my fridge is starting to go.
    I'm learning that as long as I eat something that's a template meal for "breakfast" (or, "Meal 1" I'm starting to call it) that it doesn't matter what it looks like. I'll save the "traditional" breakfast foods for Meal 2 on the weekends or a quick Meal 3 during the week if I have to work late.