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  1. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    @BabyBear LOL definitely not on the liver! Capsules might be a good idea though and that's something nobody has suggested yet. I've booked an appointment with a naturopath/dietician that my GP recommended so I'll run it past her and see what she thinks. I'd like to not have to have iron infusions several times a year as per the current suggestions if there is another way to deal with it ongoing. I've been giving post whole 30 life some thought - I'm scared! What if I suddenly just go bananas? I don't think I will but it's still a thought. I've read and re-read the reintro info in It Starts With Food and Melissa talks about not needing to test out the things that you're not really missing. I'm not struggling with grains, dairy, alcohol at all but I'd like to see if I can tolerate some legumes (maybe just once a week or so) as that would make my home life easier. My vego son and I could then have a meal together each week where we eat roughly the same thing. I'd just have a grain substitute. So right now that's where I'm thinking I'll start. Not sure after that! I know it's unrealistic to go Whole30 all the time so I guess some other things I might decide to be ok with are things that pop up in recipes I've been missing. Mainly a little tamari, honey, peanut butter, that sort of thing. What I do really love is the construction of whole30 meals, the focus on whole and satiating foods and the complete lack of reliance on recreating baked goods and snacks so I plan on keeping all of that. It's helped so much. Can I ask about your experiences? Have you done a whole 30 before? What did you reintroduce/not reintroduce? Favourite NSVs? Only if you don't mind sharing :-)
  2. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 28 Coffee with coconut milk Bacon, egg and vege scramble Homemade san choi bau with lettuce from the garden and avocado Day 29 Coffee with coconut milk Bacon, egg and vege scramble Pumpkin, sesame and cauliflower dahl with coriander Leftover san choi bau with lettuce from the garden and avocado Many days behind on the log but catching up on what I can remember. Still lacking in hunger a lot of the time but if I stick to the two meals I seem to be hungry enough to eat both of them. My Dr isn't particularly worried about this and is pretty happy with the amount of nutritious food I"m taking in given my sleeve. She did suggest really sticking to the eat within an hour of waking rule to try and boost my metabolism and to increase activity where possible for the same reason so those are my goals now that I have that info. I did come back super low in iron and B12 so I'm due for infusions for the iron and injections for the B12 so hopefully that will fix any other issues.
  3. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Thanks @BabyBear for your support! I appreciate it. I'm still in roughly the same spot though but it doesn't feel bad. I'm just not experiencing a heap of hunger. I have an appointment with my GP this week anyways so I'm going to check in on the food situation and get their advice. I don't want to end up without enough nutrition going in. Part of the aim here was actually to get my metabolism going again. I'll check in with what she says and go from there. In the meantime... Day 18 Chicken soup Leftover bolognese sauce (wasn't hungry here at all but ate something, was very hungry 4 hours later at 5 in the evening so I just made the next meal dinner) Salmon salad with avocado Day 19 Chicken thigh grilled with cinnamon and 5 spice, large slaw salad with avocado and grilled nectarines Coffee with coconut milk Zuppa Toscana with added broccoli and cauli rice Day 20 Coffee with coconut milk Zuppa Toscana with added broccoli and cauli rice Egg scramble with mushroom, spinach, tomato, onion, capsicum and homemade pesto with crispy bacon thrown in
  4. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 17 Coffee with coconut milk, banana with almond butter - trying to see if just eating something would trigger my hunger to come back, nope but I did manage to spike my blood sugar to the point of sweating and feeling disgusting with this meal - yuck Bolognese sauce with saute potato, sweet potato, broccoli and cauliflower plus a few olives Homemade chicken soup with zucchini noodles
  5. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 16 (I keep getting them out of whack on here but I started 2 Jan so this must be 16!) My hunger is very happy on the 2 meals and a cup of coffee with coconut milk in between. I don't feel the need for anything else but I'm aware that this can't go on forever as I might end up missing out nutritionally. I'll keep tracking for another few days in hopes hunger comes back. I'm also going to up the exercise now that I'm feeling better and see if that makes a difference. Leftover tuscan chicken skillet on zucchini noodles with cauli and broccoli Coffee with a couple of spoons of coconut milk Seared salmon with tumeric sweetpotato, spinach, onion and coconut flakes
  6. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 14 - still not hungry really at all. I can try and knock back the protein and fat portions to see if that helps but I can't go anywhere near eating the template size meal in veges. My meals might look light on in veg but because of my stomach volume I find it easier to cook a huge skillet of veges down into anything I make, that way my stomach can fit it in and it's not hard on digestion because they're well cooked. Then I have another veg or two as a side so I'm really unable to fit in more than that. I'm also adding at most one serve of plated fat per meal (sometimes none if I don't feel hungry enough and the meal had fat for cooking). I guess I'm not sure how to modify to get it right? Anyways, onwards.... Bowl of the 40 Aprons Zuppa Toscana with some broccoli and cauli rice thrown in when I finally felt like eating at about midday Leftover bolognese sauce with spiralised zucchini and sweet potato
  7. A little advice needed please? I'm on day 15 and I'm not hungry at all. I've been struggling the last few days with no hunger signals, yesterday I only ate 2 meals and I could have probably just had the one. Admittedly I came to this from a place of wanting to reduce hunger (I found I was hungry every hour and a half to two hours and was sick of it) but I think this maybe isn't normal? I feel fine otherwise so I'm definitely not sick in any other way. I am suffering through dizziness but I've had bloods that are expected to show low iron as the cause of that. I've been document my food in the Whole 30 log forum under BTVS whole 30 log but I don't know if that will help because the last few days are a little light on in food. I've been trying to follow what my body wants but this doesn't seem right to me. Any suggestions?
  8. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    I've missed a couple of days but I'll catch up yesterday and today that I can remember. Day 13 2 rashers of bacon and 2 eggs Leftover salmon BBQ pork and salad with avocado and baked potato Day 14 Egg scramble with bacon, tomatoes, spinach and homemade pesto No lunch as I was out so I just had some blueberries, almond butter, cashews and coconut while on the run. I'm finding im not very hungry or interested in food at the moment. I just don't seem to need it and each meal is taking me through at least 5 hours and even then I'm not really starving but I figure I better eat something. Paleo running momma cream tuscan chicken on zucchini noodles and a nectarine
  9. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 9 Pork and fennel bolognese and a handful of olives Coffee with coconut milk and a handful of nuts, coconut flakes and blueberries Lunch Out - very scary but I did my best! Found an organic restaurant that had a primal plate - grilled chicken, smoked salmon, poached egg on grilled kale and broccolini served with olive oil basil pesto (no cheese - I checked!) This seemed like a compliant meal and I asked the questions I could think of but I guess I can't be totally sure? Anyone have any advice on this? Dinner - Pork and fennel bolognese with sweet potato mashed with ghee Day 10 Leftover pork and fennel bolognese with 2 scrambled eggs and a handful of olives Tuna and sweet potato slice and half an avocado - coffee with coconut milk Salmon tray bake with garlic, jalapeno, tomato and potato - 5 strawberries
  10. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    @heb2014 For what it's worth (and your experience might be different!) you'll likely need to really stand your ground and it might take more than one practitioner before you really nail a diagnosis and option for treatment. There are some, old school I suspect, who still refuse to acknowledge SPD especially as it relates to food - they prefer to write it off as a fussy child. I had this for years and was repeatedly told to starve my child to bring on enough hunger to break the cycle - even if it meant he ended up on an iv in hospital. He'd eat eventually. Needless to say this did not fix the issue, now did we stay with that Dr! Treatment is still very tough and I don't think its made a lot of inroads but this is often the case with sensory issues. Kids with sensory issues often turn out to be deep feelers, loads of empathy, very clever and aware kids. I wouldn't change it because it's him but as a Mama it's hard to watch, so I get it and there are others out there going through it. Say what you need to say and don't let anyone dismiss a Mama Bear!
  11. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 8 The usual Zuppa with veg rice thrown in and then coffee 2 eggs scrambled with ghee and grated sweet potato, zucchini, capsicum and a half an avocado Handful of cashews, blueberries and coconut flakes at the movies to get me through until I get home for dinner Pork and fennel bolognese (packed with a full skillet of veg so I'll have a couple serves left over) on zucchini noodles with a half dozen black olives
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    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Summing up my day: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I wish! 3 kids to see to. Got through it though. 40 Aprons Zuppa Toscana with cauli broccoli rice thrown in, coffee with a couple of tablespoons of coconut milk Leftover Shepherds Pie with salad including avocado Handful of cashews, blueberries and coconut flakes before yoga Potato fritatta with mixed veg (this was boring and I didn't really enjoy it which is making me feel bummed rather than satisfied and has me wanting to rifle through the cupboard and fridge even though I'm not physically hungry)
  13. btvs1981

    Dinner and a movie

    Hi Guys, a quick bit of advice please? I have a date tomorrow with my awesome 7 year old son (without his siblings so unusual and a bit special) and we're going to dinner and a movie. Of course he wants to choose the dinner spot and there will not be anything compliant at all! What would you do? The movie is at 5 and he'll likely choose to smuggle some fast food into the cinema as he has done in the past. We're going to the shops looking to spend some Christmas money beforehand and then the movie. I'm thinking I either have a mini-meal before we go and wait for dinner until we get home or, take a baggie of blueberries, cashews and coconut flakes and a sparkling water with me and then have dinner when I get home. I don't know how to get around having to wait until I get home to eat my compliant dinner. Any suggestions or would either of those be reasonable plans? Bearing in mind I'm in Aus and it seems much harder to eat out in a compliant way out here so I'm super scared to try...
  14. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    I'll keep an eye on it. I often suffer with iron deficiency anaemia and this is usually one of the signs that I'm running low along with the tiredness. Probably bloods and an infusion will be in order. Day 6 40 Aprons Zuppa Toscana with some cauli and broccoli rice thrown in Handful of cashews, blueberries and coconut flakes (I was out and threw a baggie of this in my purse before I left to let me get home for my lunch rather than risk eating out) nom nom paleo spicy tuna cakes with avocado, tomato, cucumber salsa Shepherds Pie with cauliflower and carrots (meat mix also had, onion, celery, carrot, capsicum, zucchini in it and I have enough for lunch leftovers - winning!)
  15. btvs1981

    BTVS Whole 30 log

    Day 5 down - not struggling as much with hunger but it seems to be fluctuating. That said, emotions have been rough today. I'm snapping like it's TTOTM and it's not even close. I'm also dizzy and tired. Expect this is all normal! Ill keep a track to see how it plays out. 40 Aprons Paleo Zuppa Toscana (i love a soup for breakfast!) Apple with almond butter 2 eyes of bacon, 2 eggs with ghee, grated sweet potato, zucchini and baby spinach Paleo butter chicken with veg and a cauli, broccoli rice mix