NikayaSmith

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  1. NikayaSmith

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    I have a whole container of bacon fat. Like an entire canister. I thought I couldn’t use it because the bacon it came from was not whole30 bacon. I CAN USE BACON FAT????????? This changes everything!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. NikayaSmith

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    We eat all the regular veggies, I just need to figure out the cooking thing. Broccoli and cauliflower have always been eaten with cheese so I’ll have to try those on a week the kids aren’t having them. Fried cabbage has always been a staple but I need to find a way to do that now. Peas and carrots are one the kids really like but I’m not about to pick peas out and just eat the carrots lol plus I don’t know if that counts as being allowerd since they are canned and cooked together. Potatoes and tomatoes. I’m sure I’m forgetting things but we eat pretty normally. At least I think we do.
  3. NikayaSmith

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    I definitely feel a little better about things now. Step 1. Learn how to cook step 2. Keep trying until the food tastes better Other good news is that I in fact haven’t died from eliminating creamer from my coffee. Lol
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    Awwwwwww. See now that makes sense. I thought you were supposed to do all the pictures every meal and couldn’t make that fit with the words underneath.
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    Oh I totally have an account!!! I’m just not very familiar with it. I used to work in rescue and set it up to post pictures of the dogs. I still post pictures sometimes but that’s it. I’ve not really done anything but post pictures. When I log in there’s always notifications about people who want to follow me or Facebook friends who are suggested for me. I’m sure it’s me you found. Not like my name is common. Lol
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    Kirbz can you explain that template??? I’ve seen it before but I’m not sure how it works. All that stuff at the top is very confusing. Also, not sure how I’m going to afford that many vegetables!!!! Lol. My kids are going to have to learn to eat whole30 vegetables. Hahahaha Hahahaha. I’ve not ever had an avocado that I know of so I’m not sure about those. Good news is tonight’s fish wasn’t awful.
  7. NikayaSmith

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    That is very nice. How would I contact you? Which book is that? The book I have on hold at the library has Whole30 in the title. I know there are different books but I don’t know what the differences are.
  8. NikayaSmith

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    After the horrible ghee making incident I’m terrified to try making mayonnaise. Especially since I’ve not seen any comments or anyone else that messed up making ghee but I see all kinds of people commenting that they’ve messed up the mayo. Lol I’d probably burn the house down or something!!
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    I am using my phone. I didn’t know there were things you can’t see if you are on a phone. I’m not really familiar with Instagram. Im sorry. I had no idea there was supposed to be 2-3 cups of veggies at every meal. Again, I haven’t been able to get the book yet. I thought the rules just included foods not to eat. It isn’t a punishment, it comes down to being able to afford it. Our grocery budget is a set budget. Anything I buy for me that the whole family won’t eat comes directly out of the money used to buy their food. For example, I bought an extra pack of chicken this week for me to have when they have soup and pasta. That meant I had to cut that $7 I spent on chicken out of the budget for the family. That’s like I didn’t buy the kids granola bars so I could get the larabars. THey didn’t go hungry TRUST ME; that’s just how careful I have to be with our budget. Hopefully catfish tonight will be good. I AM super frustrated. With myself. I believe in the program fully. That’s why I’m doing it. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the program. I just hate that there’s so much I’m missing or don’t understand.
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    Okay. I have read all her responses. I didn’t understand what you meant by signature. Someone else said links in sig. and i thought maybe I was missing something.
  11. NikayaSmith

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    I don’t know what that means... signature what? I think I’m missing something or don’t understand. The only allergy that I know of is kiwi, but I don’t really eat fruit. I don’t like sweet stuff.
  12. NikayaSmith

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    I tried making ghee and failed twice. I can not afford to throwing away butter pounds at a time. I tried twice and failed twice so I thought it would be a good idea to move on to other methods. I studied and prepared the entire month of January up until Sunday. I would look up four or five recipes and write down all the ingredients. I would go to the grocery store and looking for the ingredients. When I couldn’t find them, I came home and looked up new recipes to try the next week. I guess I shouldn’t have tried to find all of them. It didn’t cross my mind to try a recipe without all the ingredients. I thought cooking a weeks worth of veggies in one Day was a staple of whole 30. Someone recommended hot plate above and I thought that was exactly what she did. Prep her food for the whole week. I must have misunderstood. I’ll go back and reread and hopefully I’ll understand it better. I have not given up. And I won’t give up. I’ve figure out in two days that it will probably take me more than 30 days to figure out all the rules , but until then I plan to keep trying. Maybe once I do understand it I can count that as real day one. I’m not going to eat foods that are not on the list until I figure it out though that won’t help anyone. I’ve re-read the posts above and I still am missing whoever answered what else is allowed for breakfast besides eggs. I will read again and see if I can find it. I see plenty dinner recipes to try. I will just leave out the ingredients I can’t find. Like i said, that never crossed my mind. I I just can’t afford to have extra on hand. Last night’s dinner was an example. It wasn’t edible so I had to throw it out. That means i had to go without. That is just life. I didn’t mean to sound like I was making an excuse. Hopefully tonight will go better. Instead of baked chicken, it’ll be baked catfish. I’m leaving off the milk and breadcrumbs coating and won’t be frying it in butter. Many people have suggested making the same food you always make and leaving off the Ingredients you can’t have. That’s what I’m doing tonight. Hopefully it works Giving up has never been an option for me. I think the problem is I don’t have enough knowledge yet. Maybe once the book becomes available I will understand more. I know people are upset with me not understanding. But I’m not going to stop trying until I get it figured out. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time
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    I tried making ghee twice. It ruined both times and I had to throw it out. I never said I was gas station only. It’s a Kroger or a Walmart. I just know they don’t have the things the city Kroger’s and Walmart’s have that I’ve seen on the Internet. Im sorry my food sounds dreadful but I’m doing the best i can. I don’t know what else for breakfast is allowed. No grains.... so no cereal, oatmeal, or muffins. The protein drinks I was having milk and sugar so those are out. I can’t find bacon or sausage that doesn’t have bad stuff so that leaves eggs. I thought chicken and cabbage were good. I’m just so sorry.
  14. NikayaSmith

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    Ok. This is a lot of questions to answer. I’ll see if I can do Them all. I apologize if I miss anyone. when I’ve cooked with olive oil I’ve used it the same way I would use butter. Like for scrambled eggs, I put a couple tablespoons in the pan, let it get hot, broke two eggs into the pan and tried to scramble them. It was super bad. For the cabbage I did the same, put in the oil in the pan, put in an entire head of cabbage and tried to cook. It was real bad. Olive oil doesn’t go away when it cooks like butter does it just sits there on the food and in the pan and you have to try to fish the food out of the oil and when you can it just tastes so bad. I wasn’t able to fish the eggs out. Foods I haven’t been able to find... ghee, any compliant dressings or sauces, those dates that so many recipes call for, the only coconut i can find is flaked sweetened, no aminos or milk in a can, no cauliflower rice. I can’t find bone broth, only chicken, beef, and vegetable broth and they all have non whole30 things in them. There’s coconut milk in boxes but it has sugar. The oils available are vegetable, canola, peanut, and olive. The only flours available are white bleached and whole wheat, no almond. I think olive oil tastes like death. I don’t think the bottle I have is bad. I just bought it Saturday and only used it to try eggs and cook the cabbage. It truly is disgusting. The cabbage was gone. I cooked it all so i would have a veggie for the week. I think we eat all the normal vegetables and meats. I don’t eat olives, yogurt, pudding, fruit, Lima beans, and hominy. I’m pretty sure i eat everything else I’ve ever tried. What meat we usually have is chicken breasts, porchops, pork ribs, pork roast, turkey when i can find it, steaks and ground beef, and fish. Cooking methods? I’m not sure I truly know any real methods. I melt the butter and add the food and stir until it’s done. Unless it’s a roast. Then I just put it in the pan with the sauce and bake until it’s done. But now that I can’t use butter or store bought sauces, I’m not sure what to do. I do have a crock pot, but I can only use it on the weekends because it takes so long to cook food in a crock pot. Plus, I can’t find any sauces at my grocery that don’t have forbidden ingredients. As I understand it, you can’t put food in a crockpot without liquid, but I may be wrong. My normal meal is a protein shake for breakfast, the only allowed ingredient in those is the spinach so that’s out. Yesterday I ate two boiled eggs and was hungry in about an hour and a half. By the time lunch rolled around I was desperate to eat. Which is why I ate five larabars ( I bought myself 5 larabars for the same cost I pay for two boxes of granola bars for my kids to eat all week. 24 granola bars for the kids or 5 icky ones for me? Not a mistake I’ll be making again) Lunch used to be two sandwiches. The only allowed food from that is the lettuce, so that’s out. I bought five cans of tuna and five larabars for lunch this week. I didn’t know they put anything in tuna except tuna and water, so those are out and the larabars are gone. I was going to eat the other half of last night’s chicken breast and leftover cabbage for today’s lunch, but that all got tossed because I ruined it. Tuesday dinner is tomato soup and grilled cheese. There’s nothing in that I can eat so I bought myself a piece of fish. Since I can’t cook it in butter I was going to stick it in the oven. I’m terrified it will meet the same fate as last night’s chicken breast. I ate my two boiled eggs an hour ago, and I’m already hungry. That’s my fault though for ruining last night’s dinner. Hopefully by the time dinner rolls around it won’t matter if the fish is bad, I’ll probably be so hungry I’ll eat it anyway. Lol Wednesday dinner is spaghetti, and since I can’t eat any of that I’ll have another piece of fish. Now that I’m writing out my meals I’m getting kind of scared. It’s not enough food I’m going to be hungry all the time. My favorite meals. I don’t think I really have a favorite that i cook. I love chicken and dumplings but I don’t know how to make it. Same with fried chicken. The food i cook is just food. Not really anything good. Meat cooked in butter with some store bought sauce (usually Campbell’s soup) and veggies cooked in butter. We have spaghetti a couple times a week, but I buy the sauce from the store so all of that is out. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a staple. So is chicken noodle soup but I couldn’t find any soups that didn’t have bad ingredients. I think I answered all the questions. Thanks so much.
  15. NikayaSmith

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    Thank you all for your responses. I can tell i have greatly offended several people. I apologize. I’m on day one, just finished dinner and I’m crying because I’m so hungry. I am willing to give my phone number to a stranger if someone would like to talk me through this. I tried making clarified butter. After throwing out two pounds of butter i ruined I quit trying because I can’t afford to waste butter like that. Last weekend I tried making scrambled eggs with butter and they were completely unedible (spelling?). I assumed there was some secret to cooking with olive oil that I don’t know. Since i couldn’t eat the tuna I bought for lunch this week, I ended up eating all the larabars I bought. That was five days worth of snacks. Tonight for dinner I threw a chicken breast in the oven with salt pepper and garlic thinking I could eat half for dinner and half for lunch tomorrow (since I am completely out of compliant foods for lunch until Friday/payday). I couldn’t eat more than two bites it tasted so bad. I bought an entire head of cabbage so I’d have a veggie for the rest of the week. Since I couldn’t sauté it in butter, I tried doing the same thing with olive oil. Again. It was unedable. I realize the problem is me, but I do not know how to cook with olive oil. I need someone to explain it to me. For all the people who say I’m not trying, I’m sorry I gave that impression. I want to succeed so bad I’m crying because I’m hungry but I WILL NOT EAT anything that is not compliant for 30 days or more. I think I mentioned I can’t get the book until it is available at the library. I don’t know when that will be. I spent all of January trying to get ready. Again, I’m sorry to those I offended. I really don’t understand the program except the things I can’t eat and all the foods I can’t find here. Thank you to everyone who responded. What do all the numbers and letters people put in parenthesis mean?