Liesje

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  1. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hi everyone! How was Easter for you all? Did you have a good time? @Amy Rose so you are starting again? And @Wing and a Prayer and @DIversity how are you? I found these festive days quite a challenge. I love baking and I miss it, and also miss eating baked goods offcourse. So, for easter I baked and ate applepie and homebaked bread and scones (couldnt stop eating ).... and today I`m trying to go back on track. I`m fighting the sugardragon and forcing myself to eat no leftovers. Well, thats it for today, I might take a warm bath and go to bed early. See you around!
  2. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hey girls! So proud of you all @Amy Rose @DIversity @Wing and a Prayer well done! And how are you dealing with reintroduction or going further on whole 30? In the last 10 days I kept on eating 'whole30 style', I kept on cooking and eating 3 good meals a day and ate nothing in between. That really works good for me and I like eating warm for breakfast and leftovers for lunch. Didnt eat a single cookie or sandwich. I also ate hummus and vegetarian sausages (soy). Eating hummus really made my mood a bit better (i was moody during the whole30 days). 2 times people served me things out of my plan: fried fish (I ate it all!), second time spaghetti (I ate a bit of it). Never had any body issues, but I never had these problems before. After these meals I just went back to the program. This week I baked 50 chocolatechipcookies to share with friends and colleagues and I didnt eat any of it, just didnt feel like eating lots of sugar. And last thing: I drank a few beers. I must say, I am quite happy that I can keep everything in moderation, I dont eat sugar and I dont overeat myself. Hope to continue like this.
  3. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Well hello everyone...... I am on day 31 today! I want to thank you all big time for your support this month! I was really looking forward to your messages and hope that we travel together for a longer time! I feel really good. I was craving sweet potato and eggs for breakfast, so maybe it wont be so hard to keep on eating like this. I'm exercising a lot more, I'm making that a habit too. And I know I shouldnt focus on weight, but I lost 6,5 kg or 14 lbs this month, yay! I have made a little plan for myself: The next month I will keep on going whole 30 style, but a little less 'tight'. I will keep on tracking my food. I am going to add some tempeh, tofu. I have a sushi dinner planned in april and then I am going to eat some rice too (and probably added sugar). And with easter I might eat a piece of bread. I'm going on vacation on april 13th for a week. When I lost my healthy habits during this month, I will start a whole 30 again on 21 april. @Wing and a Prayer wish I could see your pics. You made me curious about that pork chop recipe! Ad for breakfast did you try frittata yet? When you put some veggies in the egg, they taste much better (onions, mushrooms, sweet potatoes) @DIversity that beetroot sounds delicious! And really nice your sleep improved Wish you all the best last week and may your victories be great next week!
  4. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hi! @Amy Rose I also eat a breakfast like that about 4/5 times a week. Only thing different is that I bake it in a skillet with a lid on it. I know I ask a lot of recipes, but could you tell me about the white chicken chili? @Wing and a Prayer good to hear from you! It was a bit quiet on this thread this week, I thought maybe some of us quit. So nice to see you are up and running I am at the end of day 28: 2 more days to go and then I finished a whole 30! I'm kind of proud of myself! I found it quite a challenge until now with lots of ups and downs. Good things: Love the food (just a little bit to much meat) and loved the cooking, I used a lot of spices and learned new recipes. Workdays were easy and colleagues were so curious about my meals (and jealous ). Even my hubby started eating w30 the past week. On the other hand: I have been a bit moody this month. The meals didnt always keep me going for the day and I am hungry sometimes, may have low bloodsugar too. I really try to eat protein, fat and starchy veggies or potatoes most of the meals. I guess I am still losing weight. Eating less calories then before, is probably the cause of my moodiness. Well, 2 days to go, next time you hear from me I will be in reintroduction!
  5. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hello all! So curious if all of you could stick to the program? I got my Whole 30 book today, yay! It is the '30 day guide to total health and food freedom' book. Hopefully will learn a few things. I'm on day 23 today and feeling good . Lots of energy and less hungry. I have discovered some new recipes and they were all so yummy. @DIversity so good you sticked to the program despite you couldnt have those nice tarts! @Amy Rose what is your breakfast casserole recipe?
  6. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    @ShannonM816 thanks for the info. I sleep very well. In the evening around 9 my stomach starts to growl, so for me it is my body telling me I'm hungry. But you are right, it is a habit too to eat multiple snacks in the evening. I will try to eat some protein and veggies then before going to bed when I'm hungry. I bought the Whole30 book today online and it will arrive on day 29, so that might be a sign it will help me to go further after these 30 days Anybody some food inspiration for me? Tomorrow is prepping day and I can always use some good recipes!
  7. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    @jmcbn @DIversity I also found Brenda Heske in Holland, in The Hague! Well, it is day 20 for me today. Still eating whole 30. I must have lost a few pounds in this short time, people are asking me if I lost some weight. I'm struggling these days, thinking about how to go further after the whole 30. I dont want to gain weight, but also dont want to be obsessed about my weight. On the other hand I'm a bit bored by eating like this. I still miss eating a snack in the evening. I'm going to bed hungry most of the nights if I dont eat anything, even after a big dinner. Thinking about buying one or two books about whole30, maybe some more information will help. How are you all doing? Having a good weekend?
  8. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    @Amy Rose I ate the butter chicken today! Thanks for the idea! Read your article, funny! @DIversity I also wondered why whole30 didnt come to our countries (NL/BE). Paleo is better known, but in shops you dont find any 'paleo stuff', like sugarfree dressing or something like that. But the book 'it start with food' is now translated in Dutch, so maybe that is one of the first steps. I found out about whole 30 myself by visiting American blogs. What about the life after W30? I dont know yet. Well...... definetely chia pudding with mango haha!
  9. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Good morning all! Just a short check in. It is day 17 for me and eating whole 30 starts feeling more normal. I mostly like the meals I eat a lot. I dont have craving for snacks or diet coke anymore. I like cooking, so I´m kind a liking all the meal prepping too. Most of the time I dont cook enough, so I have to do the prepping 3 times a week (which is a bit much). I feel I need a lot of ready made food in the fridge or else I wouldnt know what to eat. Letting go of the scale is hard sometimes. I feel good, I look better but I would like to know if I'm still losing weight every week. how is that for the others? Have a nice day!
  10. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    @DIversity I am the Dutchie here! I live near Rotterdam. Love it that your kids like your food! @SineadMon you are so strong that you are going to continue the program! So many people would stop after eating out of the program and feel like a failure. you rock @Amy Rose Butter chicken sounds lovely, can I have the recipe? And its allowed during this program to be angry about little things. I think thats part of eating less calories and your body has to work hard to burn fat. If you look at it like that, being angry is a good thing I suppose
  11. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Had a good weekend? Getting used to new eating habits? I'm starting day 15 today. I felt really good and energetic this week and was allmost never hungry. @Wing and a Prayer I recognize there are moments when I dont feel like eating veggies, however when I started eating my meal, that feeling is over. My favourite meal this week was a 'whole 30 gado gado'. It is a meal that contains shortly cooked bean sprouts, green beans, a boiled egg and a piece of boneless chicken that has simmered in water for a short time. Then you make a sauce of a third of a can of coconut milk with a spoonful of almondpaste (add some heat of you like that), cook it until thickened and poor it over the veggies and chicken. O, and i really like a few pieces of baked plantain with it. A yellow/brown plantain, cut in pieces en shortly baked in ghee is so yummy! I ate too much meat yesterday (take-out) and I regretted it immediately after dinner. Felt so blown up and I still feel my stomach is not okay today. Lesson learned, stick with cooking my own meals, they taste better and are proportioned normally. Today is prep day, maybe I'll write again tonight!
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    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hey everyone! Day 11 is allmost done. My hubby made me an excellent coconut curry with cod and veggies -delicious to taste something different then all those roasted veggies. For lunch I made chiapudding with almondmilk and ate it with mango and a few nuts, that was good too. I am trying to eat less eggs and meat and a bit more fish, shellfish and nuts. Hey @DIversity are you speaking Dutch or French? I see you live in Brussels? I live near Rotterdam. @Amy Rose I'm glad you feel good. So nice to eat that healthy and tasty! and that yoy dont want to kill everything anymore @SineadMon hope your headaches will stay away! O, I have been so grumpy to my husband in thefirst week, so awful. 19 days to go!
  13. Hey all! @MeatEaterYogi I think fish straight from the can is probably the best way to eat them. You might try to eat them with salad, green beans and black olives, like a 'Nicoise salad'. And I think canned fish (especially tuna) is very good in a tomato sauce too, you might eat that with cauliflower rice. Such a bad thing that sugar is put in allmost every kind of meat! Here in Holland all sauces, dressing and prepared meat products they added sugar. Only bacon is okay. I hate that. One other thing you might try for a few days is too stop eating nuts. I think they might be overeaten because they are so yummy. I allow myself to eat only a spoonful of nutbutter every 2 days, to keep that in line. Well, I'm making sweet potatoes for dinner with spinach and beef. Hope everyone will have a good evening!
  14. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    @Wing and a Prayer is your mom okay? Day 10 started for me. Feel great! Didnt feel like eggs for breakfast so I ate sweet potato and smoked herring. Herring is eaten a lot in Holland, the city I live in is known for the long history of herring-fishing. People like to eat it raw, it is a streetfood snack. In the whole 30 I discovered a smoked herring tastes good for breakfast. @SineadMon yesterday night was the first night I didnt have a lot of cravings. I found a bag of apple crisps in my drawer, but didnt eat it because I didnt need to. The one thing that helped me through the first 10 days is to occasionally eat apple parts dipped in a spoonful of almondbutter. I did it on the days I excercised and tried not to in the days I sat all day. and o my, can an apple taste good when you dont eat sugar at all! I'm off to work people, see ya later!
  15. Liesje

    Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?

    Hi everyone, I found you I have a fridge full of green leafs too @Wing and a Prayer @SineadMon! Must make something with it to not let it go to waste. Think I will make spinachsoup today or tomorrow, might put some smoked salmon in it. Ooow @Amy Rose guinea pigs are so cute and come in so handy! Its day 9 for me. It was an easy day at work, I prepped a good lunch and had a nice dinner too today. I'm not hungry at all between meals. Being at work is the only time I am not thinking about food. For now, I have to make it through the evening again without snacking. That is the worst habit I really want to get rid off. I hope I wont be eating an apple with almondbutter, because I allmost cant stand this in the evening, although the programs says its better not to eat snacks. How are the others doing?