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    Whose a fan of canned wild caught sardines?!

    Delectable!!! First time I have tried sliced radishes before....thanks whole30!
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    Whose a fan of canned wild caught sardines?!

    Haha yes!! Here's some more off the Seasons Brand website.... And....an image of my favorite! I'll take a picture of the salad I usually prep later today!
  3. I love giant salads, and I find myself craving them more now...I am a HUGE fan of canned wild caught sardines (I am waiting for the next Costco deal that they run on the Season Brand Wild Caught Sardines). Sardines are arguably one of the world's healthiest and nutrient dense food sources. I just love them. Fortunately for me I can get by the smell (although I tend to avoid bringing them to work to spare my co-workers). But several handfuls of salad greens topped with sardines, salt, pepper, balsamic, avocado, and olive oil just hits the spot!!! And it takes under 1 minute to prepare....what REALLY takes it over the top is adding citrus - today I did lemon juice and slices of grapefruit topped with some paprika and cayenne for heat. I know...the flavor combo sounds odd...but don't knock it until you've tried it!!! Comment back here if you're a sardine lover!!! Sardines unite!
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    Starting Now

    @JulieAW Rooting for you! I am on Day6 today, but excited to share this journey with you. Taking the first step is arguably the hardest, here's to healthier living!
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    back again and starting June 17!

    In the event you change your mind, I am a big fan of the TJ's Deli Style Spicy Brown Mustard! Ingredients include: Distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, spices, tumeric (spice and color). And as far as the weddings, summer is such a hard time because of all the fun events!!! No shame in prioritizing your health for you if that's the right decision, just as you would stick to a promise or commitment to a friend - but I also understand wanting to be present and not worrying about compliant foods in the moment! I bet if you planned ahead since it's 2 weeks away you'd be able to find a work around! Alternatively, could be awesome to have 2 weeks of whole30 eating as well, that never hurts!
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    Starting June 10th - 30 days til my brothers wedding

    Haha. This is the exact reason why I have been slipping on my health journey! It's those darn nuts and nut butters - I mean, honestly, who can actually just eat one spoonful of almond butter?????
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    back again and starting June 17!

    @CHING would love to join you on your journey! We'll be a few days off since 6/16 is Day 5 for me, but I am looking to grow my online support system in this process! It's my first reset!
  8. I'm a sucker for sweets!!! I have a feeling I will be in a similar position, as I have so much difficulty eating "just one". I hope that I will be able to feel more self-confident and empowered by this process. What recommendations do people have to cultivate self-love and address issues with body image?
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    Starting June 10th - 30 days til my brothers wedding

    @C_Cezeaux Glad to hear you've made it through the fatigue! I don't necessarily feel tired, but I don't feel super energized, if that makes sense. Today is Day 5 for me, and it was my first social/family outing. I had a fleeting thought "oh maybe I should join in with everyone for the celebration" and was thankful that my husband was around to support my health decisions and remind me of my goals. Prior to beginning the Whole30, I wasn't eating terribly unhealthy foods, but too much in quantity. I'm still working on the overeating issue - it's only when I'm alone in the home, and I catch myself mindless eating or having difficulty with no-break foods! It's gotten a little better this week through practicing mindful eating, but I'm still playing around with what foods tend to increase my cravings....no surprise it is often carb dense foods, including sweet potatoes or starchy vegetables...sometimes I use the test "would you eat boiled chicken" to detect whether it's true hunger or desire to avoid feelings of stress/boredom/anxiety/sadness.
  10. So glad to hear about your experience! I have been trying to do a mindfulness practice before my meals...and I've noticed that I am VERY impatient! Much more than I thought....I constantly peak at the recording to see how much time is left so I can eat my meal...geez sugar dragon!!! What day did you find the sugar dragon starting to calm down? What other pieces of advice do you often provide for newbies? Day 2....almost in the books...!
  11. Today is Day 1 for me, and it's my first time committing to the Whole30! I generally eat healthy foods, but not in a healthy way....dried fruit and dates anyone? Almond butter on dates? Yes, these are the things I know have continued to feed my sugar dragon, which at times feels too big to slay. This is my first time joining the online forum, and I know support has been a big influence over my ability to commit to healthier ways of living, so I am hopeful this community will help me on my quest!