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  1. Whole30 is great finished my 1st whole 30 a few days ago. Trying reintro and caught myself wanting to snack around 3pm. So - I checked in - did I eat enough at lunch? No. Not really. I ate too much fruit not enough veg. And not enough water. So my question is this - If I eat enough post whole 30 - I can continue to NOT have to snack right? It makes my life so much easier to just sit, eat mindfully and then go about my day. But, my body is triggered to want snacks if I don't eat enough or if I am feeling emotional etc.... I came from a calorie counting background. And I still fight the urge to log all my food. Is there some point where I can/should go back to that? Its so worth it!
  2. do nuts cause a lot of stomach issues for some?
  3. I am curious as well. Maybe it had to do with how it was cooked? I used to think that if I cooked the legume longer it was less likely to cause adverse reactions...
  4. Also I reintro-d my pea protein with stevia smoothie mix this week. And BLOAT a rama. Not as severe as the peanut butter. I had been doing a few days a week of a hemp protein smoothie on mornings when I didn't do eggs for bfast. And I had no issues w/ that at all. It also didn't have stevia. I have been a huge user of stevia in the past. Intriguingly enough - I don't miss the sugary sweetness of it at all.
  5. Peanut butter - made me feel bloated and gassy. I have never felt that before. Day 2 post peanut butter and still feel bloated. The peanut butter didn't have sugar, but had palm oil. I didn't finish reintroing legumes on Monday b/c I just had such tremendous gas. I am going to halt reintro until Monday. I am travelling this weekend and just don't want to not feel well while on the road. Of note - I can eat almond nut butter, like the kind you grind at the grocery store - and not have an issue at all.
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    Oily Skin

    Yes i had a similar thing happen. But at the same time my skin was abnormally dry elsewhere. I tried to up my water to help my body get rid of the gunk ..
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    Cauliflower rice skeptic...

    here is how I made it and it was delicious 1. small head of cauliflower 2. Take off the leaves and the tough stems 3. Chop into bite size chunks 4. Throw in to food processor until they are smallish bits 5 Chop up some shallots, small. 6. Heat some compliant oil or ghee in a sautee pan until hot but not smoking 7. Throw in shallots and saute until soft but not brown (you can also add some garlic if you'd like 8. Throw in the riced cauliflower and saute until soft don't cover they get too mushy for me that way 9. Serve with some compliant tomato sauce add some salt and pepper or any spices you'd like And it reheats well. I found the fresh whole cauliflower tasted more mild and had much less a smell than the bagged stuff. It does freeze great and sort of takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it much like rice.
  8. I was invited to a vegan meal over the weekend. The hostess served coconut milk for after supper coffee. And I was a skeptic...and it was delicious and had lightened the coffee a good deal like I prefer. I wish I had tried it earlier. I had spent a ton of money on alternative creamers and they just were meh....
  9. I have read in the forums that when you do Whole30 and say add back in cheese, the inflammation that is causes can induce a rapid weight gain. Can anyone please point me towards where in the books or web site it talks about this? Thanks! -k
  10. DAy 25 here - and guess what - I gave up the coffee. I learned I didn't care for it for the nutpod or coconut mix so i just skip it. I may have been loving the caffeine but I think rally it was the milk and sugar that I really craved. I intend to give my adrenals a break and switched to herbal tea in the morning for my warm cup fix. I NEVER thought this would happen. I Love my coffee or so I thought.
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    RX Bars

    Do you eat these with meals? Or Snacks? I thought that snacking was not allowed in Whole 30? Did I miss something?
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    Coconut Milk on Amazon... Good Grief!

    Have you ever tried Big lots for coconut milk?
  13. I wish I had a deep freeze. No room in my tiny space. I would freeze the fruit and veggie bounty right now. And I order a lot of stuff online through amazon prime pantry. Right now, the organic food I find so pricy is even a decent price. So, I would love to make space for a deep freeze maybe I will!
  14. I was excited about the meat at the local market too. And I asked if it had been injected with anything (flavorings, marinades, vegetable broth, brine). Most people were really happy to answer and extremely proud of the purity of their product. I also really liked that the food was raised close to home by a person with a face. As a struggling wanna be vegetarian, that was important to me. Of course it has nothing to do with the program but - I would like to feel good about my good and how the animal was raised and how they die plays into that.
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    Compliant Pesto at WholeFoods - Seggiano

    This is awesome news and inspired me to think about making my own. I had some raw beet spirals last night on a salad and they would have been delicious steamed with some fresh pesto on it. And so filling and tasty.