Chelsea Cooper

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  1. Chelsea Cooper

    Post Whole30 Brownie Craving

    Hi! I finished my second round of Whole30 yesterday and from mid afternoon until now all I want are brownies. I want them so bad I can taste them and I don’t even like brownies that much (I’m more of a cookie girl). Has anyone experienced this? I had gone a little overboard with figs the week prior, I probably ate close to 3 pounds in a week but I feel like that would have kicked up my Sugar Dragon then. Any advice helps. Thanks
  2. Chelsea Cooper

    Trying to conceive

    Hi Ladies. I finished my first Whole30 in March. I’m on Round 2 now. Hoping something with happen when we’re on vacation in September so I’m trying to level out my hormones before.
  3. Chelsea Cooper

    Non compliant food mixed in

    Hi, sorry I may not have worded that right. I was testing corn last night, I meant to keep it separate so I wouldn’t contaminant my leftovers. So I had corn for dinner, but I can eat the stir fry for lunch on a non reintro day. Since I accidentally mixed it in, should I just avoid it all together or can I pick it out? Thanks!
  4. Chelsea Cooper

    Non compliant food mixed in

    I made stir fry for dinner last night when reintroducing non gluten grains. I accidentally mixed in whole baby corn with everything else. I meant to keep it separate. Can I just pick the corn out of the leftovers or should I avoid that all together so I don’t contaminate my results. Thanks!
  5. Chelsea Cooper

    Intolerance or Shock?

    What type of dairy did you reintroduce? I’m allergic to the protein in dairy, so whey is definitely out (my throat gets itchy and feels like it’s closing and I immediately throw up) but I can have butter without any problems. Hard cheese and Greek yogurt doesn’t really affect me but Ice cream and regular yogurt does. So a lot of it is what you eat unfortunately; trial and error. Personally, unless it’s really worth it, I skip dairy for a host of other side effects that are common in people who aren’t allergic. Did you eat the same thing when you reintroduced gluten to make sure it wasn’t a shock to the system?
  6. Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    Today is day 32 for me. I reintroduced alcohol yesterday in the form of Angostura bitters which I normally but in my club soda. It wasn’t the best day to reintroduce since I was already suffering from a migraine, I’m going to wait until I reintroduce everything else and see if that has any changes on that go around. Other than that this has been great, I’m not sure about the weight loss, but I’ve gone down at least one pants size and everything is toned up. I’ve had some skin issues the last week but I’m not sure if that’s from my regular lady hormones or the hormone rebalancing from eating. Legumes are next on my list.
  7. I was on a birth control pill that caused so much bloating it felt like I had a small child living inside of a beach ball in my stomach. It could be a medicine or supplement you’re taking.
  8. Chelsea Cooper

    Angostura Bitters

    Awesome! Thank you. Should I make sure to have a couple of teaspoons a day then? So like 2 teaspoons in each can of club soda and have two sodas that day instead of one?
  9. Chelsea Cooper

    Angostura Bitters

    Hi. I’m not interested in reintroducing alcohol just yet but I am wanting to reintroduce Angostura Bitters back into my diet. While it has a high alcohol content, the amount you ingest is so tiny since only a dash is usually added (in my case to club soda). The ingredients also list sugar and caramel colorant. My question is would I consider this reintroducing alcohol or something else since the ingredients also list caramel color and sugar? I really only use are a teaspoon per drink. Thank you!
  10. Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    I’m going to do the reintro. I’m really excited to see what foods I’m sensitive too. I’ve had a full allergy test run before but I want to see if that matches up. I know I can’t have Whey protein from a bad experience, but I’m wondering about other things. I miss rice, yogurt and angostura bitters. I used to put them in my club soda.
  11. Chelsea Cooper

    eating Whole30 on a road trip?

    Here some ideas: - protein salad with chicken, veggies and mayo - tortilla de patatas: tastes amazing cold as well (https://www.thespruce.com/spanish-omelet-tortilla-espanola-3083734), I like it with raw veggies and salt as a side (e.g. tomato, cucumber) - shrimp salad with tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, onion someone offered me these suggestions on another thread, I made the Spanish omelet and it was great to travel with. I would add some meat and peppers to it the next time I made it.
  12. Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    Happy Day 20! I was looking for FFF in an audio version for my drive home. It’s $17 on iTunes BUT your first book is free with the Audible app (Amazon). Thought I’d share.
  13. Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    I just found this at Whole Foods and it’s some of the best bacon ive ever had and it’s compliant.
  14. Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    You can really add any veggies that you want, which is one of the great things about that soup. Red Boat fish sauce is compliant, you can find it on amazon. If not, anchovies work just as well. https://paleoleap.com/thai-coconut-soup/
  15. Chelsea Cooper

    Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1

    Thank you for the suggestion and your prayers for a safe trip! I might try that on the way home since I’ll have more time. I actually found compliant turkey and roast beef at the deli counter at Whole Foods. It was the highlight of my day. I had some NSV on the way down, I normally anxiety driving in the rain and next to Semi’s which is all I encountered on the way down and had no problems. My energy also stayed really constant the entire 10 hour drive (just me behind the wheel). I snacked on some raspberries and blueberries and I’m not sure if raspberries have ever tasted so amazing in my whole life. The blueberries even tasted like mulberries which is my all time favorite fruit.