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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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/
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in 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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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in 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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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in 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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    lizziehall got a reaction from Terra Milliken in January Whole30 Log   
    Day 21 done! I am feeling better about everything because I took time to think about my NSV’s today. I’ve stopped wearing concealer/foundation because my skin rocks, learned to cook so many new great recipes, cracked my snacking and sugar habits, had more energy at night and done something great for myself and my health. I feel like now that I’ve gotten this far I will definitely make it through this Whole30 and a slow and steady reintroduction.
    Note of another GREAT recipe: thai coconut curry meatballs from Mary’s Whole Life (sub chicken)
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    lizziehall got a reaction from Emma in 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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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    R.I. day 31 - cont Gluten Free grains/sugar 
    9:30 woke up and got baby up and fed.  
    10:00 exercise- 30 min beach body prenatal baby yoga.
     
    2:00 M1:  sweet and sour chicken with onion peppers broccoli pineapple and 1/2c jasmine rice
    https://www.maryswholelife.com/whole30-instant-pot-hawaiian-chicken/
    This recipe is amazing!  My kids love it.  I added steam broccoli at the end after I thickened the sauce. My kids willing eat the broccoli when mixed in the sauce.  
    The rice - it was okay I would have enjoyed it just as much with the the rice cauliflower but it was nice having one less thing to prepare.  My nose started running but I recall I did that before with the sweet and sour chicken, so it may be the red pepper flakes.  I don’t do spicy often so it may be that.  I ate until I was full.  No desire to pile up more on my plate.  I am satisfied and pleased with my meal.
    I made GF banana muffins that are compliant and safe for my 11 yr DS, and the plan was to eat one with some eggs and veggies, but I just wasn’t hungry this morning.  So if there are any left (my son may very well eat them all) later on today I may have one of those if I decide I want it.  
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Reintro (RI) Day 1 - Gluten Free Grains and some sugar (if I eat a banana muffin)
    The whole 30 has been completed and satisfied.  Today begins the re-introduction of the unknown foods. Also the logging of scientific measurements of change as well as an inventory of NSV
    Whole30 Non-Scale Victories! 
    Physical (outside) 
    Fewer blemishes - my skin on my face neck arms and back have cleared up almost completely including black heads on my nose and chin.  I had only on pimple show up on my jaw line during ttom
    Glowing skin - my face is so soft and feels tighter and looks more youthful
    No more under-eye circles - less puffiness under my eyes
    Less dimpled skin - my legs and booty appear smoother 
    Longer, stronger nails - they do seem a little stronger and not as brittle
    Stronger, thicker hair - my hair has always been thick but it does feel healthier and less oily.  It also grew quite a bit, but it’s hard to tell if the growth was out of the norm for me.  (My hair grows super fast and is very thick.
     Brighter eyes - when I look in my eyes in the mirror I see a sparkle and happiness
     Flatter stomach - YES I still have the mommy pooch but I no longer look like I’m 6 months prego
     Leaner appearance - yes arms and legs and face are more defined and less poofy
     Clothes fitting better - clothes are loose and I went down 5 belt holes
     Rings fitting better - rings are loose and tend to slide around on my finger
    Less bloating - definitely less bloating and stomach discomfort 
    More defined muscle tone - not much here but I haven’t done much to develop this
    Less joint swelling - almost no joint swelling knees, foot and shoulder have almost no pain.
    Looking younger - my face definitely has a more youthful glow
    Feeling more confident in your appearance - yes
     Physical (inside) 
    Less stiff joints - considerably reduces 
     Less painful joints - yes
     Fewer PMS symptoms - yes I was able to function for the first few days.  The pain was more along a 4 rather than a 9.
     A more regular monthly cycle - yes
    Increased libido - hard to tell it’s pretty high to start with.
     Less stomach pain - Yes
     Less diarrhea - completely gone 
     Less constipation - yes as long as I’m getting enough water
    Less gas - yes 
     Improved “regularity” - no I actually poo less but I think it’s due to my body being able to use more of what I’m giving it
    Fewer episodes of illness - yes
     Fewer seasonal allergies - yes less post nasal drip and my cough cleared up
     Fewer headaches - gone
    Less chronic pain - my shoulder pain is almost completely gone
    Less chronic fatigue - definitely have more energy
     Less tendonitis/ bursitis Less shoulder/ back/ knee pain - yes
    Mood, emotion, and psychology 
    You’re happier - yes I find myself smiling all the time
    You’re more outgoing - I’ve been a bit more chatty these days
     You’re more patient - yes
    You’re more optimistic - yes
    You laugh more - yes
    You’re less anxious - a bit
    You’re less stressed - yes
    You handle stress better - yes
    Fewer mood swings - yes
     Improved depression symptoms - I have none currently
     Improvement in your mental health condition - yes
     Fewer sugar cravings - emphatic yes
    Fewer carb cravings - yes
     Improved body image - yes
     Improved self-esteem - yes 
     Improved self-confidence - yes
    Less reliance on the scale - this was a big one for me and yes. 
    Feeling in control of your food - yes
    Brain function 
    Improved attention span - yes
    Improved performance at your job or  - yes
    Improved memory - some
     Faster reaction times - some
    Clearer thinking - yes
    Higher productivity - yes
    Sleep 
    You’re sleeping more - somewhat
    You fall asleep more easily - YES
     You sleep more soundly - Yes
     You no longer need to hit the “snooze” button - yes
     You awaken feeling refreshed - somewhat
     Less snoring - a little
    Less night sweats - somewhat
    Fewer restless leg syndrome - yes
    Energy 
    Energy levels are higher - yes
     Energy levels are more even - yes
     More energy in the morning - yes
    No more mid-day energy slump - somewhat
     More energy to play with your kids - yes
     More energy to exercise - yes
     More energy to socialize - yes
     More energy at work or school - yes
    You no longer need to eat every two hours - YES
     You no longer get cranky if you don’t eat - yes
     You feel energetic between meals - yes
    You need less sugar or caffeine to prop up energy levels - YES
    Sport, exercise, and play 
    You started moving or exercising - yes
    You became more consistent with exercise - somewhat
     You can exercise longer, harder, or faster - yes
     You feel more athletic - yes
    You recover more effectively from exercise or sport - Yes
      You play more with your kids or dog - yes
    Food and behaviors 
    Healthier relationship with food - Yes Yes Yes
    Reduction in disordered eating habits - YES Practicing mindful eating - YES
    Learned how to read a label - began reading them again
    Know which foods make you more healthy or less healthy - learning
     Eat to satiety - YES
     Listening to your body - YES
     Abandoned yo-yo dieting or crash dieting - YES No longer afraid of dietary fat - I learned this years ago but I did introduce some new fats
     Learned how to cook - I fell back in love with cooking and no longer avoid it
     Don’t use food for comfort - YES
    Don’t use food as reward - learning
     Don’t use food as punishment - yes
     Don’t use food as stress management - yes
    No longer a slave to sugar and carbs - YESs
    Know the difference between hunger and cravings - yes and boredom 
    Fewer cravings - yes yes yes
     Healthy coping strategies to deal with cravings - yes
     More variety, color, vitamins, and minerals in your diet - YES
    Food no longer has unwanted “side effects” - yes
     No more food guilt or shame - yes
     No more bingeing - yes
    When you do indulge, it’s deliberate - yes
    When you do indulge, you savor it - yes
    Lifestyle and social 
    New healthy habits to pass down to your kids  - yes 
    More knowledgeable about nutrition - yes
     You shop locally and eat seasonally - somewhat
    New cooking skills - no
    New recipes - Yes Yes Yes
    Meal prep is organized and efficient - somewhat
     You’ve made new like-minded friends who support your lifestyle - yes
    You maximize your food budget - somewhat
    Spend less time and money at the doctor’s - spent none to begin with
     You’ve created other health goals - yes
    Healthy eating habits have brought your family closer - somewhat
    You’ve joined a new community - yes
    Your kids have the best school lunches - we homeschool but their lunches do rock
     People ask you what you’re doing differently - somewhat
     People come to you for health, food, or lifestyle advice - yes
    You are Whole30 - I am!
    Weight 185.0   (-14.0/-22.2)
    Chest: 40”  (-1.25”-/1.75”)
    Waist: 40.5” (-4”/-6”)
    Hips: 45.5” (-3.25”/-6.25”)
    Right thigh: 27.5”  (-.5”/-1”)
    Right calf: 15.25” (-.5”/-.75”)
    Right bicep: 13.5”  (-.5”/-.5”)
    6:00 woke up changed baby journaled and went back to bed
    After journaling my results and NSV I reluctantly took my body measurements and stepped on the scale.  Sadly the thoughts going through my head that I was having to dismiss and debunk were things like … what if the numbers don’t match how I feel, what if the difference of I what I see in the mirror and in my clothes is more in my mind.  So on.  I had to remind myself the numbers no longer have power over me, they cannot add to or take away from how I feel about me, what I see in the mirror, how I feel in my clothes, the fact that I had to buy a new belt!  I am not the number.  I stepped on the scale still hesitant.  I looked down without having to look over my stomach and I smiled.  It was more than I thought.  I stepped off.  Wrote it down. Went back to bed.  I told my hubby, but other than that I’m letting the number go because it is just a number and will continue to change.  I’m not focused on that, I am choosing to focus on the NSV because the moment before weighing was eye opening on just how much of a slave I was to that number.  
     
     
     
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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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    lizziehall got a reaction from Amy_Michigan in 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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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in January Whole30 Log   
    Congratulations on making it to day 30!  it’s amazing how much you can learn and change in 30 days.  These 30’days have been the longest and shortest 30 days ever.  
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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!
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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. 
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in BTVS Whole 30 log   
    I have not done a whole 30 before, this is my first time.  I too have poured over the re-introduction information.  I started reading Food Freedom last week and it has been so eye opening and has helped alleviate so much of the anxiety I felt when I thought about leaving the safe yet confining rules of the whole 30. Knowing that Melissa did not design this to be a whole 365 not does she want anyone to remain in a whole 30 indefinitely was freeing to me.  Knowing that I can take the reins armed with practical tools to guide myself through my food choices is powerful!  It feels very daunting but so didn’t the whole 30 before I began!    
    My favorite NSV is when my boys have told me on different occasions how proud of me they are and how much they have enjoyed the new recipes we have introduced.  Also all the emotional healing I have experienced through this process.
     
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    lizziehall reacted to btvs1981 in 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 :-)
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    lizziehall reacted to heb2014 in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Good grief - I am not creative enough. I can't remember how many times during my round 1 I ate salad with no dressing because none of the options were complaint. Olive oil and lemons - this is so smart!
    And what you said a couple of posts back about your 11yr old with food allergies - I love this! I remember how shocked and happy I was when my 5 yr old ate 2 helpings of my Whole30 meatloaf (150% more than I expected her to eat). It's so nice when you find a new complaint recipe the whole family will/can eat.
     
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Yes on the tastebuds it’s like they woke up from a long slumber.  Food is finally interesting again. 
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    lizziehall reacted to ShannonM816 in Doctor says no milk including ghee   
    Coconut, olive, or avocado oil are probably the most-used oils, and any of them should work in place of ghee, though they each have different flavors, so it may take some trying different things to see what you like best. 
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    lizziehall got a reaction from BabyBear in 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!!
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    lizziehall reacted to BabyBear in Very hungry mommy 1st Time whole 30 Jan 2020   
    Day 26 the home stretch!
    7:00 up with alarm and baby was up shortly thereafter.  Got up and get my morning going.  I really just want to lay in bed with my heating pad all day.  However I’m at least able to function.  When normally with this TOM I’m in so much pain that I literally can’t function and I’m often borderline going into shock.  I have a very high tolerance for pain.  I’ve had three natural births and all of those are nothing in comparison to the pain my body is in from my cycle.  Ugh! So even though I’m uncomfortable and very bloated I’m glad the pain is manageable and not debilitating today.  
    8:15 M1 - 3 eggs with oregano and basil cooked in bacon fat. 1tbs of my homemade whole 30 ketchup. Raspberries and blackberries.  Hot lemon water.
    Oh I had ketchup on my eggs… how I so missed this. Granted I can now enjoy my eggs with out a condiment if I so choose, but the ketchup was a nice addition.  I honestly wouldn’t have appreciated it at the beginning of the month, but now as my taste buds shift I found the homemade ketchup quite tasty. 
    I just have to make it through to this afternoon and then perhaps I can rest a little.  I’m learning to be kind to myself and recognize that my body is doing a hard thing right now it’s requiring so much energy that I just don’t have much to spare.  Instead of feeling frustrated at my inability to function I’m having some compassion for me and trying to give myself room to  do less while my body is working through an internal molting.