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    Liesje reacted to DIversity in Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?   
    @Liesje: CONGRATULATIONS! You are whole30! How are you feeling? Would you like to share with us your most important NSVs? How is reintroduction going?

    @Amy Rose: Thank you so much! I went out dancing last Saturday until 4am, not having a single drink, but instead being the driver for our little party crew. I felt so good, even though it's hard to resist good Belgian beer.
    I am on day 24, wearing a nice dress today and feeling sexy and energetic and healthy. What else to ask for? I cooked my first Bolognese ever yesterday and friends and family loved it (whole30 compliant, of course ). They all had pasta with it and I had simple roasted red beets with it. And you know what? They caramelized in the oven and it tasted like a natural, sugary explosion in my mouth. So sweet that I decided to not have a fruit afterwards. Yum!
    Also, I always thought I was a good sleeper but since two weeks, I need a lot less sleep, I wake up from alone longtime before my alarm goes off and I sleep so deeply. Someone could ring the door at 4am, play a trumpet or drums loudly, kidnap the kids, ring the doorbell again and leave ... I would not realize it. My husband says I've never slept that deeply since we know each other (10.5 years). Also, I do sweat a lot less overnight. This must be all due to a better digestion, I guess.

    How is everyone else feeling? Any major changes?
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    Liesje reacted to EatingSun in Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?   
    Hi all, I am very late to this group but wanted to say hi. I am on day 2 of my 3rd Whole 30. Yes, I started on a Friday but I did for 2 good reasons, 1) husband is out of town so easy to just do what I need to do to get as solid start as by Sunday when he's home I'll be in full swing and 2) him being gone means I was able to clean out the pantry, fridge/freezer without him here :-) I am sure he'll love that when he gets home. But I did warn him... when you get back, join me and he said OK.  We did our first about 3.5 years ago and I stuck with it for 6 months and felt amazing. My second one, about a year ago didn't go as well. I struggled the entire time (but did it) saw limited NSV's and lost just a few lbs. So I felt cheated and frustrated and well as you can imagine didn't stick with it. Plus, we headed out the day I finished to Amsterdam and well, dutch pancakes... So there you have it.
    My motivation is a bit different this time. Using Whole 30 to kickstart a more true paleo lifestyle which is the optimal way of eating for me. I know it and I am ready to feel better, have more energy and if the truth is in the cards, lose some weight along the way. The more I read about brain and gut health, the more I know this is the way to take control of my health. Look forward to 'meeting' you all as you continue on and finish up before me.
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    Liesje reacted to Wing and a Prayer in Starting 2/26/18 - First timer - Can you say determined?   
    oh.... hahahaha! Nevermind @Liesje!!!!
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    Liesje got a reaction from MeatEaterYogi in Starting Whole30 today (20 Feb) - total newbie, looking for friends!   
    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!
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    Liesje got a reaction from MeatEaterYogi in Starting Whole30 today (20 Feb) - total newbie, looking for friends!   
    Morning everyone!
    Welcome @Stackgrl !
    Day 5 starts today for me.
    Here in Holland the whole30 is relatively unknown, cant find much things about it online. I'm searching for sauces and dressing too that are approved, but in the supermarkets I dindt find anything with no sugar in it. Guess if I want to find anything, maybe I should search for Paleo (also no thing is supermarket that are Paleo ): This weekend i will go to an eco supermarket, maybe I will succeed then.
    @MeatEaterYogi steamed veggies with dipping sauce, sounds like something to give a try!
    I went to bed hungry again last night, but slept well. I ate an apple before bedtime to have something in my stomach (I can get stomachaches when my stomach is empty in the middle of the night sometimes). Wasnt superhungry this morning.
    Something I did find in the supermarket was chiapudding with only coconutmilk and vanillaseeds and cinnamon in it. I took it for breakfast and it tasted really refreshing! It made me quite happy.
    I feel already that my waist is thinner, that is a good thing too!
    Have a good day everyone! Off to work!