Carolyn L

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    Carolyn L reacted to BabyBear in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    Congratulations on setting a date! I found the whole 30 log forum as well as the Whole30recipes on Instagram and the recipes in the whole 3 books a huge help and inspiration.  I made a list on my phone with links or page reference to recipes that inspired me so when it was time to grocery shop I had a quick reference on some new and delicious recipes.  This kept things a little more interesting than baked chicken and roasted veggies every night.  
    Also if you can take some time before your start to make a couple condiments to aid you in your cooking you will be glad you did.  Rather than trying to make them in that first week when you are feeling blah and over it.  
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    Carolyn L reacted to 8uffy in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    Cauliflower Hummus! 
    https://livinggrainlessly.com   with veggies for dipping
    Deviled Eggs with W30 compliant Mayo & mustard
     
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    Carolyn L reacted to Maria45 in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    How great to see so many starting on February 1!  Wonderful that you will have the support of each other!!
    I am new to this and I'm on day 13 today.  My advice (take it or leave it... I'm a newbie) is not to replace sugar to get that feeling of dessert in other ways.  I had to give up cashew nut butter (only ingredient - raw cashews) because I was eating it out of the container and I felt like I was eating a pint of ice cream.  I gave the nut butter to a friend.  Then, I started eating pears and bananas.  We don't have any more of them in the house and I'm not going to restock.
    One more piece of advice... I really like the "Whole30 Approved" section of this site.  Just click on it; it's on the top of the page.  You can find some nice options for sauces to make foods more interesting or "Hint Water" that adds a little lift to all of the water that you will be drinking.  Nice companies that are Whole30 Approved!  One caveat - Just because some of the company's items are compliant does not mean that all of them are.  You must still check all ingredients and look for hidden sugars.
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    Carolyn L got a reaction from BabyBear in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    Welcome other newbies!! and thank you Advanced Members!!  I never used Instagram - truly Facebook phobic - but I'm breaking through! New habits, new recipes...following W30 recipes on Instagram! (may need help navigating social media!)
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    Carolyn L got a reaction from MeghanE in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    I did it! My first online forum and I announced my start date! Whew! Quite an accomplishment for this Facebook phobic female. I am super motivated: new foods, new recipes, NSVs  -  Counting on the Whole30 forum for guidance and inspiration!
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    Carolyn L got a reaction from alexd8 in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    I did it! My first online forum and I announced my start date! Whew! Quite an accomplishment for this Facebook phobic female. I am super motivated: new foods, new recipes, NSVs  -  Counting on the Whole30 forum for guidance and inspiration!
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    Carolyn L got a reaction from Liz D in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    I did it! My first online forum and I announced my start date! Whew! Quite an accomplishment for this Facebook phobic female. I am super motivated: new foods, new recipes, NSVs  -  Counting on the Whole30 forum for guidance and inspiration!
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    Carolyn L got a reaction from BabyBear in Count down to Feb 1 start date!   
    I did it! My first online forum and I announced my start date! Whew! Quite an accomplishment for this Facebook phobic female. I am super motivated: new foods, new recipes, NSVs  -  Counting on the Whole30 forum for guidance and inspiration!