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    Jamaica Plain, MA
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    Bikram, hiking, knitting, really hard crossword puzzles
  1. xacerb8

    One Way Ticket to Success!

    This is a great recap. I'm sure it will inspire lots of struggling Whole30'ers.
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    Lara Bars

    I did not eat Larabars while doing my Whole30, because they do seem like "dessert" to me. However, I have a stash that I dip into occasionally now that I'm "postW30." One bar and a hard-boiled egg is my go-to emergency "meal" when I'm rushed.
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    Satisfying fats

    I could eat my home-made mayo plain. I often heat up my pre-browned ground beef and stir in a couple of tablespoons of mayo and eat that over a bed of wilted greens. The creamy fat plus the salty beef is heavenly. I try to follow the meal-planning template, but I always eat at least three fat servings per meal.
  4. So...do you really think you'll be hungry if you go to a movie *after* dinner? I think we've all been conditioned to think that movies = eating, but it doesn't have to be that way. I'd say eat a nice satisfying meal and you'll be fine. I wouldn't know where to start with restaurants. When I did my Whole30 I limited myself to garden salad because I just didn't trust what they'd serve me. If you want to go that route you could bring a small container with salad "toppings" like grilled chicken, olives, etc and then dump it on top of the greens. With your own dressing, of course.
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    I use the Well Fed recipe, but substitute apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice and double the salt. My super-picky kids think it's better than Hellman's. Lately, I've been whipping up fast salad dressings by mixing mayo with salsa or mayo with capers and 1-2Tb of the caper liquid from the jar. Briny goodness! Mayo with a little garlic powder and thinned with a bit of water makes a great dressing for Caesar salad.
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    Take a look at my eats, please?

    I don't think you're getting enough vegetables at Meal #1. Without those to fill you up, I'm thinking you're going to want to snack before lunch. Peel those hard-boiled eggs, stir in some mayo, and have it over some shredded cabbage or baby spinach with a side of cherry tomatoes, if you don't have time to cook.
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    Start May 1st -

    Good luck everybody. I hope you have an amazing First Day and 29 more after that!!! I did my 1st Whole 30 in February and had great results.
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    I've gotten some compliant breakfast sausage from US Wellness Meats. Ingredients: Natural pork, salt, rubbed sage, ground red pepper and black pepper http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Categories.bok?category=Gourmet+Pork They sell compliant bacon and beef jerky, too. I also got oxtails once and made the *best* soup!
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    If you have a poor self image

    A slightly different perspective. http://jazzylittledrops.tumblr.com/post/48118645174/why-doves-real-beauty-sketches-video-makes-me
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    Game On !!!

    Certainly sounds like the basis of a great sequel/reading companion to ISWF. Something along the lines of ISWF: Hardcore. Keep lots of notes. Take pictures. Gather anecdotes. Then convince D&M to partner with you to write the comprehsive Whole9 guide for athletes!!!
  11. @JpKetz: So, I thought I'd give you an update. Sorry it's taken me this long, but....at least I have something good to report. I'll spare you reintro details but will just say that so far gluten seems to make me feel exhausted and dairy has no effect on me. But the biggest thing is that I went off my Citalopram and have been absolutely fine! It wasn't intentional. I was just tired at bedtime so I kept falling asleep when I lay down with my kids and so I'd miss taking my pill. Then, when it had been five or more days I was like, well, why not see what happens? I have started taking cod liver oil (1 tsp a day), but again, I probably end up taking it every other day, because I forget. Also trying to get some exercise each day, either Bikram yoga or a walk with the dog. And just started doing a couch potato to 5k running program with my 11 year old. He suffers from anxiety as well, but we have not put him on any medication. He is doing a 14-week CBT program at a place here in Boston and it seems to be working really well. I think that I will start testing myself a bit with some exposures to the things that generally made me go off the rails. #1 will be riding the T. I intend to do this in about two weeks, when my kids are with their dad. I will let you know what happens. I've been trying to work myself up into a panic attack when I walk the dog and am in a remote area (my fear: what if i stop breathing and nobody is there to help me?) Yesterday I could feel some anxiety building and I did in-out nose breathing and the waves receded. Yay! How is it coming with your nephew? Any progress? Did he move in?
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    Coconut milk - compliant brand

    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/3663-guar-gum-in-coconut-milk/ Mod says it's ok. Thank goodness. I've consumed my body weight in Whole Foods coconut milk!
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    Craving Vinegar....???

    I spent an hour yesterday drooling over DIY kraut fermenting crocks made with home-brew supplies.....not good when you're self-employed!
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    Craving Vinegar....???

    I grew up on hotdogs with sauerkraut and I hated the kraut. It was so severe -- ugh! Way too intense. The Bubbies is compliant. The only ingredients are cabbage, artesian well water and salt! Also, I find that is not as "metallic" in its tartness as the kraut I remember. And it has a slight crunch still. OMG @Tom....jalepeno sauerkraut? Say. No. More.