Erinj

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    Protein (beef fat)

    I think the main thing with the fat is the possible toxins that could be in it. But that will also depend on how the meat was sourced. The better the source (grass fed and grass finished) the better the fat will be.
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    Too much Avocado?

    Eat the avocado!!
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    Whole30 Basic Mayo

    Usually about a week in the fridge!!
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    Intermittent fasting?

    For the purpose of the Whole30, and the intention of the program (to focus on your health, habits, and relationships with food) it might be too complicated to add intermittent fasting to the mix, and yes stressful to the body as well. I would definitely recommend completing your Whole30 by the books, including reintroduction, then experimenting with intermittent fasting
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    How do you drink your coffee on whole30?

    French Vanilla Nutpods and a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Creamy, frothy, and delish! I look forward to it every morning:)
  6. Check out this article on traveling while on Whole30: https://whole30.com/2015/03/business-travel/
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    Super stressed, about to quit

    I do order my "purse ranch" through Tessamae's or their packets of dressings through Amazon, so for this trip that might be too hard, but for the future:) Like you, I am also OK with just olive oil and salt most of the time, and I think that's what will also be important to remember on this trip.........let good enough be good enough:) Stay compliant, but don't stress over it too much. If you have an Rx bar and a meat stick for breakfast one day (which is not ideal we know) let that be OK for that day, and try to add more veggies when you are eating somewhere where you can! Just stay compliant, you got this. Is there a Chipotle near you? They have an awesome Whole30 bowl!!!
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    Super stressed, about to quit

    Definitely try to get to a nearby store if you can to stock up on some essentials to get you through. That will really help! Even being able to eat a little before you go out to your meals can be helpful so you're not hangry and feeling deprived! It can definitely be challenging to Whole30 while you travel, but also very doable with some preparation and thinking ahead. I am known for carrying around compliant dressings in my purse for situations where there isn't something compliant! Protein, veggies, fat. You can do this!!
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    Vegetables for Breakfast

    LOVE the green eggs idea! And for me, leftovers for the win! Leftovers with an egg on it (or not!) always works for me since most of my leftover meals have veggies in them. And then of course, #throwaneggonit
  10. Here's a good article on how to handle situations when friends or family may not be supportive of your new health goals. https://whole30.com/2013/07/its-not-me-its-you/ And remember, you do not need to defend or explain yourself. You are working hard and staying committed!! That is something to be proud of!! You can also try using a simple, "No, thank you" and then change the topic of conversation. You got this!!
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    Nice to meet you!

    Hi Tracie!! Yay for your first Whole30! I am also a teacher, and I agree.....summer is a great time to work on our overall health. We might actually have time to cook:) Please let me know if you have any questions
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    Camping on Whole 30

    I think the best strategy is definitely to plan ahead! Plan your meals and even prep what you can at home. Having prepped veggies ready to go (and even some homemade sauces) will be super helpful. And of course pack plenty of compliant snacks just in case!
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    Tahini

    I love coconut aminos and also prefer it to soy sauce now, so good! Tahini is also OK and can be a great base for dressings and sauces, just make sure you read the label:)
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    Feeling Hungry Often

    Adding more healthy fats to your meals (and your snacks) really helps with satiation
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    Weight gain

    Trust the process It is completely normal to feel this way right around Day 11! Your body is still adjusting, you got this!
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    Day 26 Exhausted/Bored

    Definitely try some new flavors, that usually helps! There are so many delicious Whole30 sauces you can make, most from a basic mayo base! Trying new seasonings also helps me when I get food boredom, because it definitely happens! Even just adding some fresh rosemary, basil, or cilantro to a dish helps:) I have also tried searching the produce section for veggies I've never had before to add some variety.......who knew purple cauliflower was so good??
  17. You can do this! Stay the course and you will be so happy you did And I agree, trying a new sauce can definitely help with food boredom, or even a new seasoning! Have you tried the Onion Salt or Everything But the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joes? AMAZING on anything and everything. And remember, Tiger Blood is different for everyone...........for some people it does mean an abundance of energy, for others it may be great sleep! Pay attention to the NSVs you are experiencing. You got this