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    savemooses reacted to IndustriousJoy in Depression and Sadness   
    True, the moderators frequently reinforce the need to eat starchy veggies.  For this particular issue, though, it would be good to have it as common knowledge that those dealing with this issue may need more and it's not really an option. 
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    savemooses reacted to pags98 in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    @savemooses it turned out amazing.  It feeds 8 and my son the picky eater ate it (begrudgingly) and my other son actually asked for seconds.  I consider that a success. 
    I used 1lb of Turkey Italian Sausage (couldn't find a pork one that was compliant at the time), 2lbs of Grassfed beef, 2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes, 1.5 cans of tomato paste (6oz size), a diced onion, the obligatory Italian spices (garlic, basil, oregano, salt & pepper).  I modified the recipe to have more zucchini than it called for (it called for 3 but I used 4).  Assemble everything in layers then top with 2 beaten eggs (makes it look like cheese on top).  I baked for 45 minutes on 375 covered.  It was soooo good.
    Honestly based on what you're saying you may be light on vegetables which is not giving you the micronutrients.  I'd up your intake of nutrient rich veggies.  What kind of lettuce with your salad for example?  I usually use a kale mix or mixed greens - certainly not romaine or iceberg - very low nutrients there of course. 
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    savemooses reacted to ShannonM816 in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    So  your meals look pretty good, but a couple of things that you could try to see if it helps at all.
    First, water. You're drinking about 64 oz a day, which is great if you weigh about 128 lbs. We generally recommend at least 1/2 oz per pound of body weight, so if you weigh more than 128, that might need adjusting.
    Next, are you salting your food? Most of what you're eating on whole30 doesn't have salt in it, so unless you're adding some you may not get enough. Just salt things so it tastes good to you.
    For some of your breakfasts you have 2 eggs plus some sausage, but on days you don't have the extra protein from sausage, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, which is probably 3-4.
    Don't be afraid to add fat-- a serving of avocado is a half to a whole one, try having a whole one and see what happens, or having some other kind of fat along with the half avocado -- mayo with your hard boiled eggs, add chopped olives in your Italian sausage, whatever sounds good.
    Fruit is fine to have, but some people find they feel best not having it at breakfast, finding that if they have exactly the same meal but one day with some fruit and one day without, they end up hungry sooner on days they had the fruit, even though they technically had more food. 
    And it's never a bad idea to add more vegetables. Most people feel best with one fist-sized serving of starchy vegetable each day (potato, sweet potato, root vegetables like beets, rutabagas, carrots,parsnips, or turnips; plantains;  or winter squashes like acorn or butternut squash). 
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    savemooses reacted to pags98 in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    It would be interesting to know exactly what you're eating.  Portion sizes of everything and also water consumption?  
    I'm on day 23 and feeling great.  But I'm making sure to have lots of veggies.  For example here's what I've eaten today:
    Breakfast: Apricot, Basil, Spinach Meatballs (3.5 of them - about golfball size each), 8 Sweet Potato "Spears" - about 1/2 a sweet potato, a handful of cherries.
    Lunch: ~4oz of Eye Round Roast Beef I made myself, on top of 2 cups of field greens, with about 1/8 cup of cashews, half a tomato, 4 cubes of pineapple and some Avocado Oil dressing.  Also had a small tub of Smashed Avocado from Good Foods.
    Dinner - Very excited for this as I made a Zucchini Lasagna that I'll have some salad with and some cherries with almond butter.
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    savemooses reacted to ShannonM816 in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    @savemooses the meal template is a minimum. Some people need more, either all the time, or sometimes at certain times because they're more active or due to hormones.
    If your meals leave you feeling good -- not overly stuffed or like you need to be wearing stretchy pants -- and you're going 4-5 hours between meals, you're good.  
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    savemooses reacted to ShannonM816 in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    If you need them, you do what you need to do, we definitely don't want you to be miserable. 
    If there are compliant options, or options that are closer to compliant, and they'll work for you, try to do that. 
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    savemooses reacted to ild228 in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    Hi guys! Today is day 1 for me, and it’s my second time doing a Whole30, and I’m jumping on your bandwagon, I hope that’s okay. Would it be helpful for y’all if we check in with each other on here? I for one could use some support and accountability, and also advice. 
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    savemooses reacted to aheath17 in Hair Loss?   
    well thank goodness you received a diagnosis. I just don't understand if I do have an underlying condition why it started so suddenly and drastically in the middle of my whole30 as i have never experienced this in my life before but I'm almost over the 30 days now so will be interesting to see if my hair and nails improve once I am back to my normal diet. I have researched this issue a little deeper and found other people complain of the same issue while on the program so there has to be some reason for that. However, I was a daily consumer of cheese, almond milk, and nonfat greek yogurt and enriched grains/bread but with this program the only thing left on the top 10 calcium foods list i ate was dark leafy greens but with those the body does not absorb calcium very well so it's almost impossible to get the recommended daily calcium levels on the whole30.
    Top 10 calcium-rich foods: 1. Cheese, 2. Yogurt, 3. Milk,  4. Sardines, 5. Dark leafy greens, 6. Fortified cereals 7. Fortified orange juice, 8. Soybeans, 9. Fortified soymilk, and 10. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles
    Anyways, thank you for the information and if my hair and nails don't improve in weeks after restoring my normal diet then I will definitely have some bloodwork done to investigate further.
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    savemooses reacted to SugarcubeOD in Ending Day #2! (Good Night)   
    Try doing a plated fat (avocado, olives, pesto etc) instead of relying on the cooking fat... cooking fat is often split between portions or left in the pan.