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    Settyfitness got a reaction from Zozo2019 in When to Restart the Whole30?   
    I'm sure one of our moderators will chime in...but I would restart for sure! You committed to the process of a 30-day reset. You didn't mean to have something off plan, so you know you got this! It can only help! This happened to me when I ate some sundried tomatoes that i realized after had sulfites. I restarted. I want the full benefits of every bit of research I do. I also have a disease that i manage and it was important to me to the program as intended to reap the rewards forever. Hope this helps 
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    Settyfitness got a reaction from Zozo2019 in When to Restart the Whole30?   
    I'm sure one of our moderators will chime in...but I would restart for sure! You committed to the process of a 30-day reset. You didn't mean to have something off plan, so you know you got this! It can only help! This happened to me when I ate some sundried tomatoes that i realized after had sulfites. I restarted. I want the full benefits of every bit of research I do. I also have a disease that i manage and it was important to me to the program as intended to reap the rewards forever. Hope this helps 
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    Settyfitness got a reaction from True Primal in Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?   
    For workouts it just depends on how many times per week you are working out how many times do u workout per week?
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    Settyfitness got a reaction from Ari. in Starting October 1   
    Only YOU know how YOU feel ....There aren’t many things in life where everyone has the same reaction. Not everything works for everyone. But a lot of those people it “doesn’t work” for haven’t tried it either. Go with what you know. You put in the work and you are reaping the rewards. We really change up everything in our house based on a recipe we love or want to try. Pork tenderloin is a grilling staple in our house but we cook with many different compliant rubs or sauces. So even if we are eating the same protein it’s never the same. Hope this helps! 
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    Settyfitness got a reaction from Angelia in Possible pre-workout meal option?   
    I teach a pretty high level class and I usually have an extra bar just to get something with a proper macro balance in me. Then after class I like to cook eggs with brussel sprouts and a sweet potato with half an avocado. Hard boiled egg has been a go to at times pre or post depending on my time frame. I take a little ghee in the morning coffee too 
    hope this helps a little 
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    Settyfitness reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Welcome Suzy72!
    I'm telling you...the hardest part is committing. Once you do, the rest will come. Take tomorrow to shop and meal prep and join us on Monday. You will be SOOOOOO glad you did. I'm 6 days in and feeling good. My skin is starting to look better...I actually slept through the night last night. And it will just keep getting better.
    But stay on this thread and share ur thoughts with us. We're here to answer any questions or offer support.
    You CAN DO IT!!!
    Anissa
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    Settyfitness reacted to Clobabes in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Hi!
    I have started today. Feeling nervous but excited. It is my day off today so I have done a lot of meal prep for the week which should keep me on track! Be great to keep in touch and support one another ! 
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    Settyfitness reacted to Irishboy in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    started today, being a long time since i tried, so lets see where this goes, 2nd meal in and feel good, just over lunch , but the dreaded evenings and weekends are the real testers.
    also struggling to make breakfast interesting.
    good luck anyone starting. 
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    Settyfitness got a reaction from Irishboy in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    Reintroduction will be liberating and you will feel so much better knowing what makes you feel better/worse. It’s a great feeling when you can move forward to your food freedom with so much knowledge
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    Settyfitness reacted to Niss6575 in Starting October 21st. Anyone else? Also, I’m looking for insight on the reintroduction piece of this journey!   
    OK, folks! I'm back, I'm prepped, and I'm ready to go!! I hope this thread gets going... we're doing this tomorrow, and I need all the help/motivation/support I can get! Let's DO this. I want to hear from everyone on this thread tomorrow. Sweet dreams!!!
    Anissa
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    Settyfitness reacted to Presentday in Starting Oct 14, 2019   
    Hi Jredl!
    I can relate - I'm the only one in my household of 4 as well, with a sorta-kinda supportive spouse who doesn't quite get how rigorous the whole thing is. I eat sandwiches for lunch too, but last week I brought left-over dinner instead, and I really enjoyed having a warm lunch (although it takes a little bit longer, which is a challenge with my job). I can imagine bringing chicken salad in lettuce or endive boats - that could work, and I have big plans to make some big pots of soup. So we'll see! 
    I went to your user profile and "followed" you, because I could use a buddy too - I'm worried that I don't have enough support, and this sugar dragon is a big, powerful, lifelong god of mine. Polishing my sword now and preparing to fight for my life! Good luck to you as well!
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    Settyfitness got a reaction from jredl in Starting Oct 14, 2019   
    Good luck to you. you have a ton of people here to support you and a ton of resources. I used to have sandwiches for lunch and my easiest solution was finding compliant deli meat (applegate turkey is what I use now) and putting it in a lettuce wrap with cucumbers, tomatoes, and mustard. Sometimes I even add a slice of Whole30 compliant bacon (which applegate also makes). In the last 2 years I mostly use the deli meat on top of a salad with a hard boiled egg and avocado to make like a cobb or chef salad. I hope this helps a little bit. 
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    Settyfitness reacted to SchrodingersCat in How do I make this whole30 compliant?   
    Chimmichurri is life <3 <3 <3 
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    Settyfitness reacted to tasha99 in What's for dinner?   
    Not low key tonight.  We are having crab hand rolls from the first nomnom paleo cookbook.  Not low key because I have a pound of picked crab meat.  I had to time the ripening of the avocado with the development of the sprouts, which took take about 4-5 days to be done.  So a highly planned and expensive, but delicious looking meal.
    My low key go to meals are things like a salad, roasted veggies, and a meat.  The cracklin chicken on the nomnom paleo website is absolutely delicious for having just chicken, oil, and salt (and a cast iron skillet).  
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    Settyfitness reacted to TryingOver in What's for dinner?   
    We are having a tex-mex cauliflower rice casserole. However, my go-to for a low key dinner is a stir fry or roasted vegetables with baked fish or chicken. 
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    Settyfitness reacted to Hopingandtrying in Starting October 1   
    My pants were loose today. They were still my size 8s......but they were loose!!!!!  HHHOOOORRRAAAYYYY!!!!
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    Settyfitness reacted to ElizabethG in Starting October 1   
    Just a quick check in to see how everyone is doing! Has anyone found any great new recipes, tricks, kitchen hacks? I think of the best NSVs of any whole 30 is learning new things in the kitchen, and finding new recipes that you love. I've recently rediscovered my love for fresh oregano in everything. 
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    Settyfitness reacted to ElizabethG in Starting October 1   
    @Hopingandtrying I'm so glad to hear that things are going pretty well so far! The only comment I have here is that you may be missing some fat in your breakfast. You have delicious sounding dressings and sauces for lunch and dinner, so just make sure to do the same with breakfast. It can be as simple as drizzling olive oil over your veggies, or adding a scoop of homemade mayo. It's the fat that really helps us feel satisfied. In terms of weight, please continue to stay off the scale, and remember that this is an entire 30 days, so your body is going to go through many different changes. I know it's difficult, but try not to compare yourself to other people, each body is different. 
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    Settyfitness reacted to ElizabethG in Starting October 1   
    Hi All, Happy Day 6! It looks like everyone is going great, keep it up. Just walked in the door after 36 hours of a mini-vacation, and I am proud to say that I made it through successfully. Restaurants were happy to swap out the cheese for avocados in my eggs, and I was able to get a delicious steak last night for dinner. I also discovered the most refreshing non-alcoholic drink, because let's be honest, sometimes plain water gets boring.
    Rusa: glass with ice, lots of fresh squeezed lime, plain seltzer, and a salted rim. Try it!
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    Settyfitness reacted to GraceMelodie in Starting October 1   
    Good morning and Happy Day 6!  I am doing a reset, maybe for a couple of weeks or maybe for the whole month.  I haven't decided yet.  That is the beauty of Food Freedom.  It is amazing how quickly I feel great and my skin starts to literally glow when I do a reset.  I have completed 3 full Whole 30s over the last 2 years and many mini resets.  Each time I learn something new and really figure out what non-compliant foods/drinks are "worth it."  At the moment my clear skin and good energy is "worth it".  It definitely helps to follow along with a group on this forum for company.
    Great job so far, Ronald!!  It sounds like your body is still adjusting to the positive change in your diet.  You will probably feel better this week.
     
    The only time I have experienced "ketosis" breathe is when I don't eat any fruit, squashes or starchy root vegetables.  Maybe you can try adding some of them into your diet and see how you feel.
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    Settyfitness reacted to Jihanna in Instant pot recipes?   
    I forgot to add that it's insanely easy to do potatoes and sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker, too. You can "bake" them whole (just put them on a trivet above the water) or cut them up and let them stew in water/broth and seasonings (my preference if I'm planning to mash them). If you've got another dish that cooks in roughly the same time as you need for baked potatoes, you can put that in the bottom and put a higher trivet in to do your potatoes at the same time, too... so that's also helpful
    Steamer baskets are wonderful, as well, and gives you additional options for things like steamed broccoli or a California veggie blend.
    One thing I do NOT use mine for, unless I'm trying out a new recipe that calls for it, is soups. I like being able to hover over my soup, taste and season as I go, etc., so I keep those on the stove!
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    Settyfitness reacted to Jihanna in Instant pot recipes?   
    I love my pressure cooker. I don't use it nearly as often as I did the first few weeks I had it (I had a few meals where I literally cooked 3 parts of one meal in the same insert since it was the only one I had, haha)... but there are a few things that I don't cook except in it, and I try to put at least one pressure-cooked main dish in every weekly meal plan. It's practically replaced my crock pot for a lot of things, though I do still love to pull that out also
    Moving on... the things I love to cook in an electric pressure cooker...
    "Boiled Eggs" -- There are several good blog posts out there about doing eggs this way, but I'll boil it down here (ahem).
    -- insert trivet and pour in water (I've used as little as 1 Cup and as much as 1.5 Cup with repeatable success)
    -- place eggs on trivet (I can fit 10 large eggs on mine without stacking or being too crowded)
    -- cover and lock lid, making sure the release valve is closed; manual cook 4 minutes (some say 5, I prefer 4)
    -- once done, natural pressure release FIVE MINUTES, then quick-release the rest
    -- use tongs to move eggs into a bowl of cool/cold water to soak for 5-10 minutes, then store in fridge
    This method produces the most easy-to-peel eggs I've ever cooked, and it's so easy to quickly do as many as I want. They're technically not boiled though, hence the quotes.

    Spaghetti Squash -- We love this in our house, and while it IS perfectly possible to roast them in the oven, I've found that I prefer to do them in the pressure cooker instead. As with the eggs, you'll want to use a trivet to keep the squash above about 1 Cup of water. Slice the squash in half, clean out the seeds, and then place on the trivet (I usually do 1 half at a time, unless both fit easily). Some bloggers say you should have the inside down for cooking, others don't; I've personally found it doesn't change the product too much, apart from needing to drain it if the inside is angled up enough to catch liquid as the steam condenses. If you like crunchier strands, start with 7 minutes and work up to see what works best for you... I do ours for 10 minutes (an older squash that's dried out a bit might need longer to reach the desired level of cook).

    Whole Chicken -- It's insanely easy to do a whole chicken in one of these. Just empty the inner cavity, add whatever seasonings (oils, rubs, spices, herbs stuffed inside, etc.), and cook for 6-10 minutes per pound of chicken. (Many sites/recipes say to cook for 6 minutes per pound, which probably works if the chicken is completely thawed. Mine are usually at least a little frozen, even after a thaw attempt, so I've found it works better to go with 8-10 per pound; so for a 5 pound chicken, I'd probably go with 40-42 minutes.) The most beautiful thing is that it's so easy to change up seasonings every time.

    Just about any Roast -- Change up the seasonings, maybe, but I love doing roasts in the pressure cooker now. It's much easier cleanup, and nearly every recipe I've tried has been phenomenal. This pork roast with apple gravy is my favorites pork recipe so far, and my whole family loved this beef pot roast and veggies one (which is very similar to what I'd do in the crock, but this one's done faster and I think we all agreed it even tasted better than my crock roasts have).

    Barbecue Chicken -- I almost avoided barbecue during my Whole30 because I was scared I wouldn't find a good sauce that I could handle, since my pre-W30 favorite was one of the Sweet Baby Ray's varieties (which undoubtedly would be WAY to sweet for me, now!) Enter the linked recipe. Granted, I adapted it a little to fit my own preferences and what I had on hand (plain mustard instead of spicy brown, and regular paprika instead of smoked due to a "smoke" flavor sensitivity in the household; I also used the suggested seasonings instead of a store-bought rub). My chicken breasts were actually straight out of the freezer thanks to a complete lack of preparation on my part (haha), so I added an extra 6 minutes to my pressurized cook time and this turned out perfectly.

    Power-Veggie Chili -- That's just my name for it, but it fits! As with most things, I adapted it to fit our tastes and needs; this means I left out the cauliflower, cumin, and cayenne, and I subbed in plain paprika instead of smoked. I also made my chili powder on the fly, because that isn't a blend we keep on hand. Everyone loved this, and as my first experience with pumpkin used to thicken broth, I have to say I was very impressed. (We're actually having this again for dinner tonight, despite the fact that it's getting up to nearly 80 today.)

    For recipe searches, I'll make sure to include "pressure" or "pressure cook" in my search. Looking specifically for "InstantPot" recipes can drastically reduce your results, since that's just a brand name and while many bloggers will label their recipes that way, some don't (but both usually include "pressure" in the name and/or directions). Tack "Whole30" on the back of it and you're off to the races ("paleo" can work too, and many of those bloggers will considerately note to remove sweeteners for Whole30, etc.).

    Good luck and have fun!
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    Settyfitness reacted to Lauraco in Instant pot recipes?   
    The best thing to cook in an instant pot to have on hand is a roasted chicken!  So easy, and you have the bone broth too.