Plantas

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    Plantas got a reaction from -Kara in Why Costco and Sam's Club are bad for my Whole30   
    So true!!!  The struggle is real.  I have been trying to buy only frozen ground beef, chicken, romaine lettuce, tortillas and burger buns (for the non-Whole30 guy) and the frozen Normandy Mix vegetables when I go to Costco.  I also get the little fingerling potatoes sometimes because they are about 15 times the cost in the grocery store.  I do admit to rewarding myself with a pair of workout pants to get out without other delicious things though.   I also buy toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant etc. at Costco because I hate to shop and prefer to have it on hand as long as possible.
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    Plantas reacted to magsrose in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Just wanted to report here that I finished my Whole60 and I'm so proud of myself for doing a hard thing. My clothes are fitting better, went down a pants size, I have more energy for Saturday morning hiking, skin and hair on fleek, and gained a whole new set of eating habits. This has been so good for me. I weighed myself after the Whole60 was complete and I went down 23 pounds from June 2nd. This is the most I've ever lost before! I still have a long way to go, but Whole30 has taught me how to make progress towards my goal. I'm starting a month of reintroductions now, so I will still be eating Whole30 almost full-time. Thanks to everyone in this thread for the support over the past two months!
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    Plantas got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I have been eating things that I used to eat, then I feel bad and try to go back to eating better again.  I'm totally off the 3 meals a day too.  I have been eating smaller meals and then snacking.  I know I need to get back to taking care of myself.  It takes time and effort to eat healthy food, and it's difficult sometimes to give to yourself.  It's a struggle, isn't it?
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    Plantas got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    That pineapple salad looks really good!  I think I'll make it next week.  I kind of went crazy on the fruit last weekend because I was working outside, it was 114 and humid here in Phoenix.  I'm trying to lay off for a couple of days before I start up again.
    I have reintroduced most foods, but I feel like I want to go back to eating in a more Whole30 way.  Without having to worry about trace amounts of sugar, that is.  Just having the break has made me realize how very much sugar I was eating.  I have to ramp up my vegetable usage again though.  I made a spinach and zucchini frittata last night to bring to work for breakfast and baked a sweet potato for my lunch.   I think I'll try to buy precut vegetables and see if that helps me eat more. 
    Did anyone else have issues with beans?  I used to eat legumes at least 3-4 times a week, and when I tried black beans, my stomach went crazy.  I'm going to introduce another kind, maybe soak them for 24 hours before pressure cooking them in the Instant Pot.  If anyone has tips for me, please share.
     
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    Plantas got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I went to Walmart last night to pick up some things, and I had a hard time not ripping open a package and eating things right there in the store.  Is it because we're in the home stretch and can start introducing foods?  It may have been because i had to work super late and hadn't had much to eat.  I ate some coconut chips and scrounged some dried apricots from the bottom of my desk drawer before I left.  I ate a proper meal at about 9pm after I had prepared it, but I'm still struggling this morning.  I even wanted soft serve ice cream this morning on the way to work because I saw a Dairy Queen.  I'm allergic to dairy and haven't been in one for at least ten years. 
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    Plantas got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Hi!  I have a good sized garden, but it's getting close to time when it's finished.  I live in Phoenix, so it's pretty hot.  I have been harvesting zucchini, peppers and some cherry tomatoes.  I have some armenian cucumbers that are starting to take off and I can't wait to start eating them.  It's been nice to make frittatas with whatever I can pick.  I have a lot of sweet potato leaves, but i haven't tried eating them yet - I just give them to the chickens.  Have you ever cooked with them?
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    Plantas got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I made asian flavor pork burgers with red pepper and lettuce "buns".  They were really good, and I was glad they turned out because I've never made burgers out of ground pork.  I also put microgreens, spicy mayo and a little avocado.  We had it with some steamed potatoes, carrot chips and a bit of fruit salad.  I was out of clean plates, so we had to put the sides on a separate one.  I miss eating burgers on those skinny buns, but I'm getting better at finding substitutes.

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    Plantas got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I think I'm kind of on autopilot with food prep right now.  I did okay over the weekend but my morning hard boiled eggs were a bust.  Literally for one of them!  I forgot to put the cup of water in the instant pot, and all of them were raw when I began the peeling.  (Thankfully I was over the sink)  I just dug into the fridge, grabbed a couple of apple sausages instead, and ran out the door laughing.  I should have spent more time on Sunday getting ready for the week.
    I feel the tiger blood, but I was really weak during my morning workout.  I had energy but not much strength.   Maybe the dinner with a sausage, green beans and potato/egg/avocado salad was too light on the protein or vegetables? 
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    Plantas got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Hi!  I have a good sized garden, but it's getting close to time when it's finished.  I live in Phoenix, so it's pretty hot.  I have been harvesting zucchini, peppers and some cherry tomatoes.  I have some armenian cucumbers that are starting to take off and I can't wait to start eating them.  It's been nice to make frittatas with whatever I can pick.  I have a lot of sweet potato leaves, but i haven't tried eating them yet - I just give them to the chickens.  Have you ever cooked with them?
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    Plantas reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    @Plantas YES!  See if I had just had that crisp looking lettuce leaf wrapper...or else it just sounds better tonight I’m not sure.  For some reason either the meat I’ve gotten lately isn’t as good or something about how I’m fixing it...but with burgers they keep turning out tough even when they are half cooked.  I’ve a tendency to eat things on the rarer side of medium buuuut.  I’ve got to figure out what’s changed.  The last few times I’ve made them its been a chore to eat them.  I haven’t done much beef at all this round but I’m thinking either the always popular chocolate chili (I like to add a bit of creamy mild guacamole on top in place of sour cream..easier to pack than plain avocado and cuts the heat some if I get it too spicy) or some Salisbury Steak meatballs for next weeks lunches. Both seem to do well for reheating.  
    One last note on burgers though...something on my Insta feed tonight got me thinking about making a hashbrown bun.  That seems like a great way to have your burger and “fries” and eat them guilt free too, lol.  That might be a thing I save for the 4th though.  A fun way to share in the cookout mindset.  I could see that being a family pleaser with none the wiser and no one missing the bread.
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    Plantas reacted to ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Public Service Announcement: 
    The group threads in this section of the forum can be extremely fast moving and as such, the volunteer moderators have a hard time keeping up with reading the hundreds of posts that go whizzing by.
    That said, if you are struggling or something doesn't seem right or you need some specific help, please create a new post in the Troubleshooting Your Whole30 portion of the forum. Make the title of your post as specific as possible to assist in getting a response sooner. For example, titling your post "Can't Break the 3pm Slump!" rather than just "Someone Please Help!" makes it quicker for the moderators to understand and assist you. 
    The moderators try to get to everything and we appreciate your patience but members following this outline is one of the ways that you can help us to help you!
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    Plantas reacted to magsrose in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    OMG @Crimsann that looks so good. Good work! Lucky you, you can eat the rest tomorrow. I'm on board with burger night, but I'll probably do it tomorrow night, unless I get hungry enough for 2nd dinner, which is entirely possible. I've been really hungry a lot lately. I had a bowl of crock pot chili tonight.
    @ThisAgrarianSoul I love your goal of doing Whole30 Local. I don't have a garden, but my sister has a crazy awesome garden system and I go over there once a week and stock up on lettuce greens and whatever else is on. It's so great!
    Seriously I want to eat that burger right now!
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    Plantas reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    @Brocha I wish I could help but my skin is usually the first thing to improve.  It sounds like it could be just your skin releasing some of the junk from your system but I’m not sure about the dryness.  It’s usually dehydration for me but it seems like skin is one of those things that swings wildly different by person.
    Welcome @ThisAgrarianSoul  I have a very small patio garden with mostly herbs.  This time I’m trying some peppers but no crop to speak of so far.  My favorite herb is Pineapple Sage.  I would love to find some good ways of using it this summer.
    So for burger night I tried to do a BLT version.  I took some sundried tomatoes and crisp bacon and some dill/garlic/onion/herb blend and mixed it with some mayo.  I meant to wrap that all in lettuce leaves for the L part, but I forget to pick some up so I did a handful of micro greens.  
    Unfortunately for me it ended up huge and my appetite is totally MIA tonight.  I’m going to try to make it through at least half but I’m laughing at myself for ending up just staring at it and wishing for something lighter.  My idea, lol.  I can tell I’m truly not hungry because even the paprika/chili sweet potatoes aren’t tempting me and I usually love those.  
    I hope everyone is excited to slide into the final countdown!

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    Plantas got a reaction from ThisAgrarianSoul in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    That sounds great.  I'm in for the burgers on Wed.  Except maybe the Elvis burger you mentioned.  I would have stopped before that too.  Woke up feeling happy and not cranky at all.  Skipped my pre and post workout mini meal, but ate my breakfast and it tasted good.  I'm gearing up to grill a lettuce wrap burger tonight with some zucchini from the garden.  I've upped my fat (more avocado) a bit and that seems to help make me feel better.  Hope all of you feel as great as I do! 
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    Plantas reacted to wholemom3 in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I had the most vivid dream about toast last night!!!  My husband had a dream about pancakes!  We’re going crazy 
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    Plantas reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Great idea, I’m with you on the fact that nothing she has put together has disappointed me yet so I can’t think of a better place to start!  
    I feel like I waste a lot trying different dressing recipes and then really not liking them.  I often just warm up the protein and let some of the broth or juice be the dressing but I’m determined to keep trying.  
    Dance recital was cute, dinner out after was a challenge but I wasn’t craving anything or tempted by anything anyone had so that’s a great sign that I’m well into this reset.  
     
     

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    Plantas reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    If you are signed up for the W30 emails I thought the one this week was particularly interesting.  His comments about momentum really rang true for me.  For those of you working your way through your first it’s hard to explain how worth it the program is especially when you are hitting some of the hardest days.  But I will say I have NEVER regretted doing a round.  I have regretted a lot of wasted months not doing one though.  And it is always harder to start or start again than it is to keep going.  Give yourselves this month.  You’ve worked too hard to get here to miss the payoff.  If you are struggling or have slipped, I was very serious about my commitment to do July too so know this thread will not necessarily go quiet on 7/1 either and I’m happy to keep chatting with anyone who needs a buddy for a bit longer and be that someone to cheer YOUR finish line whatever day that is.  
    So, request for burger ideas.  Well, there is this one link that honestly makes every non-W30 burger look like a pale imitation so check out this beauty.  http://cookprimalgourmet.com/whole30-sundried-chicken-burgers
    I have not actually made those because I first spotted them in the winter and kind of wanted to go for the grill, so thanks in part for the reminder!
    I did one week a few summers ago by accident really/fridge cleaning and had a couple variations.  Pot Roast Burger was topped with roasted carrots, potatoes, mushrooms and onions.  Spaghetti Burger had more mushrooms, onions, and pasta sauce.  In talking about my burger adventures someone else brought up the Elvis which involved almond butter and banana but I halted my experiments before I got quite that far.
    So my advice is...think of your fave comfort meal that does or could include beef and then deconstruct it a bit down to its compliant beef and veg elements and see what you come up with!  Using those same flavor profiles in a clean way may turn you on to some new ideas.  Come up with an awesome topping?  Switch it up and try it on chicken next time.
    And don’t forget, a bit of mayo with some fresh herbs or spices and garlic...you can whip up single serving burger sauces in a different combo every night!
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    Plantas reacted to Crimsann in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Hmmm, was just thinking...maybe we should have a burger “date” night.  Some night next week we all try an interesting combination of burger+toppings and post pictures and reviews on what we came up with.  Could make for some laughs and some shared inspiration.  Plus you will def want to stick around a few more days and be part of that.  If we did next Wednesday it would also be the kick-off to the final ten days count down.
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    Plantas reacted to Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    made the Orange Sesame Chicken and Broccoli tonight @Crimsann - it was delicious, and the teen Loved it!  win!
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    Plantas got a reaction from Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    I'm having trouble staying motivated today too.  I ate bacon and raw vegetables with a side of melon for dinner last night because the eating leftover curry and sweet potatoes again made me want to run away.  I don't like bacon, but I was tired and desperate and it was late.
    Does anyone have ideas/recipes for a quick burger type meal?  I'm hoping that shaking things up will push me out of my food crankiness. 
    The orange chicken in the photo looks so good.  When I'm feeling a little more patient, I am definitely making some.
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    Plantas reacted to Mama Pajama in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    agreed - it DOES look great!
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    Plantas reacted to wholemom3 in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Looks AMAZING!
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    Plantas reacted to AmandaRG in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Today I was riding to the store with my Mom and she unwrapped a lifesaver...the crinkle of the wrapper make me like Pavlov’s dog! Mouth salivating like crazy!
    Aside from that I feel like it’s been going pretty well. Had carrots and asked my mom if these were a different kind of carrot...they tasted so sweet! She said they tasted like normal carrots so it must be my tastebuds adjusting. I call that a nsv!
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    Plantas reacted to wholemom3 in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    Menu planning is getting tougher this week.  I thought I'd share my weekly menu in case any of you are looking for new ideas.  It's not exciting but it works!
     
     
    W30 Menu.pdf
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    Plantas reacted to ShannonM816 in Starting whole30 6/1/18   
    @magsrose and @Plantas -- pre- and post- workout are kind of tricky, especially since what works great for one person, may not work for another person, even though on paper it looks like they should need the same thing. 
    If you're working out first thing in the morning, we recommend eating something before you work out -- the template says protein & fat, but there's a fair amount of variation in what works for different people. This wouldn't be a full palm-sized serving of protein, it would just be a couple of bites. Maybe a hard boiled egg, possibly with a bit of oil or mayo. Some people just do a spoonful of nut butter or coconut butter. A few people do a bulletproof coffee type of deal, where you blend coffee with ghee or coconut oil and maybe some coconut milk or collagen powder, depending on what you like. You can also just do a couple of bites of leftover protein. You may have to try a few different things to figure out what works for you, as some things just don't sit well for some people during a workout. 
    Post workout, within say 15-30 minutes of working out, have a couple of bites of protein, and maybe a couple of bites of starchy vegetable like sweet potato, potato, turnip, beets, rutabaga, parsnips, carrots, or winter squash like butternut or acorn squash. Here's more about what to have post-wo and why: http://whole9life.com/2015/02/eat-post-workout/  Post-wo is especially important if you're doing a lot of weight-bearing exercises, to help aid in muscle recovery. It may be less important if you're doing just cardio. The article I linked goes into this. Again, this is something where you may need to try a couple of different things before you settle on what works for you -- just pay attention to how you're feeling, and if you feel run down or like your workouts are getting worse over time, you'd need to look at changing something.
    And yes, any pre- or post-workout food would be in addition to your three meals a day.