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  1. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    @Terra Milliken They turned out ok. I’m a huge fan of the asian style sauce from the meatballs but found the actual meatballs dry. Here’s the recipe though, the sauce would be amazing on chicken! https://healthylittlepeach.com/2019/03/14/sticky-asian-meatballs/
  2. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    Just thought I’d post a little update to keep myself accountable. I’ve been doing really well since my one day of “eat whatever you want you’re done!!” at the superbowl. I’ve definitely had a few little things that aren’t within my new diet “rules” (soy sauce, added sugars in restaurant food, a stray fry or two at work) but nothing that has derailed me or made me feel guilty. Finding this balance is a huge step for me and I’m so happy to be comfortable with my choices. I’ve noticed that although I’m allowing non-gluten grains in my diet, I haven’t been reaching for them very much. I’ve had sushi and I added rice to one of my dinners this week, but overall I’m not going crazy with them. This makes me feel really good about my relationship with them, I was worried I would depend on them as a comfort food. One huge thing I’ve realized is the reason I still find it easy to eat Whole30 is because I have been cooking way more. I find Whole30 recipes to be just as satisfying as “regular” recipes, and not too much more work. It’s just that the frequency of cooking has gone up, but I’m used to that now & even look forward to it. One of my favorite NSVs is that I’ve learned to cook and enjoy it! This week I made thai style coconut curry meatballs and they were so good. I look forward to making butternut squash soup and some asian style meatballs after I go shopping this afternoon. I’ll update again soon and include those recipes if they turn out as good as they look
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    January Whole30 Log

    I reintroduced legumes yesterday by adding beans to my breakfast and having hummus with carrots as a snack. I also had miso (soy) soup with my dinner as a side. My gut reacted HORRIBLY which really shocked me! I always thought of legumes as being heathy and lived off hummus before this Whole30 but jeez... that gas was not healthy. I’ve decided not to reintroduce dairy or gluten at all as I know how awful they make me feel and I’m not interested in any more unhealthy belly days. That being said, I think my overall diet from here will be Whole30 but including nongluten grains, and alcohol one or two nights a week. I’m excited to have rice/oats back in my diet! I’ll allow myself exceptions eventually but I want to read Melissa’s Food Freedom book first. I’ll continue to log any struggles or successes but in an effort to make this more of a lifestyle than a Whole30 I’ll chill on my updates. Good luck to everyone, and again thank you to everyone who reached out and made this a great whole30!
  4. lizziehall

    Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020

    Wow you look amazing!! Such a noticeable difference, and in only a month! These results along with all of those NSVs you listed are insane. Way to go!
  5. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    I messed up yesterday I let myself pick at all the superbowl fried foods, wings, french fries, onion rings etc. Oh my goodness do I regret that!!! I don’t know if it’s a coincidence (my family did have a bug earlier this week) but I immediately felt like complete crap. I felt like I needed to throw up all night long, didn’t sleep for more than an hour straight because of the pain & the overheating and topped it all off with throwing up this morning. If this is all from eating junk food it is SO not worth it. Like I said in my last reply, I’m thinking about starting again with a Whole30 or Whole15 to really figure out my relationship with these foods and get myself back on track for a proper reintro. I don’t know why it was so hard for me to say no to everything, but I think after this experience it will definitely get a little easier.
  6. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    @BabyBear I’m impressed, I’m really struggling with making responsible, “is it worth it?” choices. Thinking about starting another Whole30/Whole15 shortly as I need some more practice in the self-control and food dependency areas. I was doing so well on the program but I guess I put too much pressure on Day 30 as being the end.
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    January Whole30 Log

    Today is day 33 so I wanted to log my nongluten grains from 2 days ago. I have to admit, I was really excited to add these back. breakfast: plain oatmeal with a bit of almond butter, matcha latte with oat milk lunch: Italian wedding style soup leftovers snack: plain popcorn with franks red hot dinner: sushi (tuna roll, alaska roll with salmon avo & cucumbers) salad with ginger and lemon I haven’t noticed any major changes when I reintro’d these foods. I got hungry quickly after breakfast because I didn’t get any veggies or protein so I ate lunch early and had to have a snack before dinner. I also learned I need to stay away from popcorn, it was so hard to pump the breaks once I had started eating it! Now I’m going back to whole30 until I do a legumes reintro, I think I’ll do it either tomorrow or the next day as I don’t have much to recover from with the grains reintro. I’m finding these days on whole30 harder than the actual 30 days because it’s so easy to say “ok its over!” and want to splurge. But I know I would regret it so here I am eating eggs and veggies for breakfast.
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    Amy's Log for 2020

    I was doing intermittent fasting right before this whole30 as well! I didn’t see any results after a few weeks eating from 12-6 but I think it helped me create healthier habits (like not eating right before bed). As long as I eat a dinner that fits the guidelines on Whole30 I’ve found I naturally don’t eat after dinner anyway. Good luck with everything it seems like you’re doing great!
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    Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020

    Will you continue to log your reintro on here? I’m thinking I’ll continue with mine & I’d love to follow along your reintro experience!
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    BTVS Whole 30 log

    I have done 1 successful Whole30 before this round, but I did not do reintro correctly at all. I basically stuck to Whole30 (with drinks) for a little over 3 months. Eventually I gave in- I believe it was a reuben sandwich. Within a month or two of that indulgence I was pretty much back to eating any junk food. Of course the bloating, exhaustion, skin problems and all 13 pounds came back within a year. I look back and wish I had done a reintro so badly, if I had just known that bread is what makes me need a nap I would have done a better job deciding when it’s worth it. I’ll be doing a much better job at reintro this round, I start tomorrow with you! My favorite NSV is that I’ve learned to cook and actually enjoy the things I make. I love that I haven’t even been reaching for RX bars/chomps sticks etc and opt for my homemade food instead. I also love that I’ve learned to love so many new veggies!
  11. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    Day 30!! I can hardly believe I’ve made it this far but I’m proud that I didn’t quit like I have in the past. I feel great and have developed a much bigger love for cooking than I did the first round. I know how important home cooking is to a healthy lifestyle so I’m so glad I’ll be able to do it painlessly now! I went to Whole Foods this morning and grabbed a bunch of things for reintro but I struggled and walked up and down the aisles so many times. So many if the gluten and dairy options did not appeal to me at all which us awesome! I have decided not to buy anything with dairy, I’ll be grabbing a drink with a friend on my “dairy reintro” day so maybe I’ll get a cheese plate just to see how it goes but for now I have no planned dairy reintro. I got a box of pasta for gluten day but it doesn’t really sound good to me, I’ll try it out just to see what happens but I don’t see myself adding gluten back to my diet any time soon. Some things I am so excited for: rice, oatmeal, beans and hummus. Having those in my pantry may be a little tempting but I’ll be sure to keep my non gluten grains and legumes days 3 days apart. Hummus will just have to wait. Congratulations to anyone else who made it this far in Whole30!!!! Everyone who followed along or responded helped me so much in staying on track, this log was such a great addition to my Whole30.
  12. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    It’s day 28! I’m excited to wrap everything up but scared of going back to real life. Less rigid rules, like food freedom, never tend to work out for me. I always end up straying once it twice and then throwing it all away. I’m hoping reintroduction helps me with setting hard & fast rules for my diet in the future. I already know dairy messes with my stomach so that’s out but I’m looking forward to seeing what gluten does to me. I still haven’t done much meal prep at school, mostly because my grocery trip was kind of a fail and a lot of things I needed weren’t there. With work all day tomorrow and Thursday, I won’t have time to make much until after the 30 days are over so I’ll be figuring it out as I go in the meantime. Today was successful with a sweet potato hash for breakfast and steamed broccoli/cauliflower and a hotdog with mustard and sourkraut for lunch.
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    Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020

    Isn’t it funny how your taste changes so quickly? You aren’t depending on that added sugar in everything (seriously everything!!) and appreciating the flavors of real food more. I’ve noticed the same thing recently. Also, a very good reminder to be kind to yourself and your body, I had uterine fibroids and they made my TOM so awful. Rest as much as you can and try to eat if you can stomach it (especially bananas!). Good luck to you, finish strong!!
  14. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    Day 26 now, it’s so close! I’m moving back to school today so I’m struggling to find foods to eat around the house. I haven’t been grocery shopping because it makes more sense to me to just do it at school, but that makes these two days pretty tough. Yesterday I worked a double at work (10am until 10pm!!!) and forgot all the food I had packed.... it was rough. My boss also brought out all the new desserts to taste test along with a few salads that definitely weren’t compliant so it was so hard. I ended up ordering a salad with sushi grade tuna, olives, asparagus and hard boiled egg and added olive oil and apple cider vinegar but it was not at all what I wanted in that moment lol. By 10 I was starving again when my coworker offered me the cheeseburger she ordered and another friend offered me a slice of pizza, I was about to lose my mind. But I went home and ate the last of my meatballs and an RX bar because I thought I could use the extra calories. This morning was full of temptation too at hospitality Sunday at church because I hadn’t had time to eat before mass. I feel so full of complaints right now but these past few days have been tough! Earlier on I think I would have cracked but with the finish line in sight I pushed through. Now it’s time to go to school & grocery shop. Here’s to a great last few days!
  15. lizziehall

    January Whole30 Log

    Already on Day 24, time is going so quickly! I imagine this last week won’t go quite as quickly though. I’m ready to do reintro, I’ve found myself saying “isn’t 24 just as good as 30?” I’m moving back to school on Sunday so my meal preps are lacking because I won’t be able to transport them easily. I’ll do a stock up of compliant foods when I go back, but for now I’m just eating random things I have around to get rid of them. This means lots of kale salad! At least I like it now. My taste has been changing in the past couple weeks and I find myself enjoying things I previously disliked, like chicken salad, deviled eggs and kale. I’d consider that another NSV!