Si-Ya

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  1. Si-Ya

    Si's Whole 30

    For breakfast/lunch today I had Lamb shoulder with lamb's quarter and olive oil. I woke up pretty late due to some heavy cramping so I just had the two together. For the evening meal I had half of spaghetti squash with turkey and a few slices of bacon. The squash had a carrot pesto with capers, olives, and olive oil. It was mouth bliss and I will be making it often. Today I feel a crazy beautiful amount of energy and a sense of alertness I haven't felt since being on keto. I feel very clean and grounded and very confident in myself with this sense of strength that overtakes any sense of anxiety or fear.
  2. Si-Ya

    Si's Whole 30

    Looks like I've forgotten to post in the last few days. We are about to move and so it has been a tornado of love and adventure but also chaos to find the right place to live. I've kept with whole 30 and had bacon, turkey meatballs with nutritional yeast (soooooooooooooooooooooooo good), arugula, blueberries, water kefir and carrots and squash. Today I've had a scrambled egg with thyme and celery salt as well as pecans and blueberries. I missed the protein so I'll be having a ball for the evening meal with Japanese sweet potato and cucumber. Possibly with another egg as the last one was so scrumptious my mouth is asking for another already.
  3. I absolutely love the collage and your food creativity. What is the texture of the sweet potato "bread" like?
  4. Si-Ya

    Isa's whole30 (started 21 may)

    I totally feel you. Something about suddenly not being able to eat things makes it so much harder to not eat them. I am on my third attempt and have made it to day 15 and have no cravings. You've got this.
  5. Si-Ya

    Si's Whole 30

    Yesterday there was spaghetti squash again fried in bacon grease with bacon (it was definitely better with the olive oil and more al dente style) with sauerkraut. For lunch I consumed compliant food that I honestly do not remember and for dinner had a sweet potato that I spiralized into curling fries and slices with an egg. Drinks: Water kefir and water. Today so far I've had a couple slices of cucumber with bacon and a local green covered in olive oil, lemon juice, celery salt and basil. For lunch I will have a half a cucumber with an egg and the rest of the local green (got it at the market and it is native to texas but do not recall the name). My memory is off due to a screaming child in the night throwing off the sleeping cycle a bit. Dinner will be zucchni squash either spiralized or liquified with nutritional yeast and lamb shoulder. I've been having some disrupted bowel movements and I'm not sure why on those since it is day nine now, but I think that can be normal as the body clears. I have not slipped on the diet and do not actually feel sick so I'll think of it as beautiful clearing. Going to take it easy today and just do stretches and walking as a workout. Hope you are all doing well on your journey.
  6. Si-Ya

    Si's Whole 30

    For breakfast/lunch today I had Lamb shoulder with lamb's quarter and olive oil. I woke up pretty late due to some heavy cramping so I just had the two together. For the evening meal I had half of a spaghetti squash with turkey and a few slices of bacon. The squash had a carrot pesto with capers, olives, and olive oil. It was mouth bliss and I will be making it often. Today I feel a crazy beautiful amount of energy and a sense of alertness I haven't felt since being on keto. I feel very clean and grounded and very confident in myself with this sense of strength that overtakes any sense of anxiety or fear.
  7. Si-Ya

    Si's Whole 30

    Double Dee: Oh god yes. I just sprinkled it on some cauliflower with olive oil and it really is like cheese flakes with way more nutrition and amino acids. I also add it to soup and puree it (about a tablespoon per cup). Yesterdays's Noms: Two W30 compliant turkey hot dogs. One for lunch and one for dinner with lamb's quarter in olive oil and lemon juice for the veggies. Breakfast: Egg and broccoli puree with spaghetti squash. Today: Egg and lamb's quarter with olive oil and lemon juice. Lunch: turkey hot dog with cauliflower and olive oil with nutritional yeast flakes and celery salt. Half a cucumber. Dinner will be: Half a cucumber, turkey hot dog, lamb's quarter with olive oil, lemon juice and celery salt. I really love how I'm no lo longer viewing food as a reward. Food feels more for nutrients than excitement. I get excited over flavors and what it tastes like in the moment, but it is not my constant thought throughout the day. The first few days I would be scared I would break and thought of pecans and eating snacks all the time so I wouldn't cave, and now I feel so at ease and comfortable with the diet.
  8. Si-Ya

    Stomach Pain - Day 3

    I think I might experience that same feeling as you do whenever I combine high carb vegetables with meat. A dear friend of mine pointed out that it can create odd feelings and so I tried separating the two and now I feel beautiful if I eat Japanese sweet potatoes (favorite) thirty minutes after protein, but if I try to eat them simultaneously I will get an odd sploogy stomach feeling. It is hard to describe what I feel from it because it is not pain but more a gurgled ugh feeling that goes away once they have both digested.
  9. I looove seeing so many delicious recipes and was hoping you guys have some nightshade free ones that are your go to. I really am searching for some curry recipes that do not use tomato or coconut milk. I have discovered a coconut allergy and it really limits that creamy factor. Thank you!
  10. Si-Ya

    Compliant, easy Alfredo sauce taste

    Nutritional yeast is amazing! I have no more cheese cravings due to its magic. I've been making a "cheesy" cauliflower puree by using one cup of boiled cauliflower to a quarter cup yeast with half a lemon, a teaspoon of onion powder and salt and blending it together. It is incredible.
  11. Si-Ya

    Best Carrot Salad

    Fresh ginger is soooo good! I use it to make tea anytime my tummy is grumbly.
  12. Vanilla beans basically make a vanilla soda kombucha. It was the best version I ever made. I do have a question since the man I am to marry soon is a homebrewer. He makes very low alcohol beers for me already, and adds a clarifier that makes them certified gluten-free. If it has as much alcohol as kombucha is it compliant?
  13. Si-Ya

    Whole30, Take Two

    One of the Whole 30 books totally goes into cravings and says no matter how bad they are they leave in five minutes. I believe it was a study with smokers that Mellisa used for reference. I felt so empowered after that in just knowing it would leave! The more I accept sugar is a drug the more I treat it that way and accept that I go through withdrawals. I once had been off sugar for two years and then had a single bite of a donut. They were still in the house that night because it was a family vacay and I remember lying awake thinking about them for so long and begging myself to stop thinking about them and eventually going out to the kitchen and eating the whole bag. It sucked but it showed me how powerful sugar is and that no longer how long I am away from it it is still addicting. A lot of scientific studies are proving its chemical composition is similar to cocaine and as addicting as heroine. You seem to have the cravings under control but if they ever get cray cray then green tea is amazing at kicking sugar cravings. It sparks different layers of the brain. I did not find that particular study but the link has a compiled study about the leaf juice and it always stops my cravings.
  14. For the habit thing, I suggest taking on another habit like staring at your body and saying "I love you and thank you for working towards health with me". I started getting into saying thank you to my tummy for holding the nutrients I need to live and my feelings of being "fat" started to fade. It took time but repetition reallly helped. Also, I love how much celeriac you are using! People rarely use it in the states and when I find it it is so expensive. It makes incredible noodles if you have a spiralizer and just cook it in fat for a while. Also, you mentioned your mayo being to olive oil heavy. I finally found a neutral oil that is liquid at room temp called algae oil and it feels amazing and makes great mayo =) You are so strong and your journey has been inspiring to read so far.
  15. Si-Ya

    Si's Whole 30

    Thank you doubledee! That is so good to know. I have had issues with inflammation from it in the past so I assumed it stopped the healing process. I will keep that in mind for the future. Yesterday for breakfast I had three squashes with veggie broth and nutritional yeast flakes. I was feeling very sick so did not eat as much protein as is recommended, but I did not eat rice and break the Whole 30 so I count it as a win. I had the same soup for lunch and then for dinner had bacon, some beef and spaghetti squash with a broccoli puree. I think I'm definitely to the nausea part but my mind felt very clear and clean. It feels really beautiful to love the feeling of being in my body and to really love the flavor of what I'm eating. There are times I'll eat something that was a bit of a fail and have stronger cravings to eat something less healthy just because I know it tastes good. Nutritional yeast has been suuuuper helpful in creating so much mouth love.