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    patrickjohn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Thanks and that's good to hear - I think it's definitely subsided. I've started having sweet potatoes with a plant-based butter alternative and some cinnamon as my dessert over the past week and I've been very happy.
     
    Also I know I haven't been posting on here but I have been sticking to the Whole30. I'm at a point where I do it without needing to think or track it.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Thanks and that's good to hear - I think it's definitely subsided. I've started having sweet potatoes with a plant-based butter alternative and some cinnamon as my dessert over the past week and I've been very happy.
     
    Also I know I haven't been posting on here but I have been sticking to the Whole30. I'm at a point where I do it without needing to think or track it.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from Blueautumn in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Thanks and that's good to hear - I think it's definitely subsided. I've started having sweet potatoes with a plant-based butter alternative and some cinnamon as my dessert over the past week and I've been very happy.
     
    Also I know I haven't been posting on here but I have been sticking to the Whole30. I'm at a point where I do it without needing to think or track it.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from Blueautumn in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Thursday June 11th (Continued):
    I ended up having some snacks yesterday evening
    Additional snacks:
    Small antipasto salad (it was so delicious) Homemade baked potato / sweet potato chips with thyme, garlic, and onion powder I've really been craving potatoes of all varieties yesterday...I know baked chip recreations aren't fully in the spirit of Whole30 but ~technically~ I feel like they're not breaking the rules as long as they're enjoyed in moderation.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Thanks! It really is - adding the nuts. almond butter, and almond milk give it a nice texture and balance out the sugars from the fruit to help keep me full for longer. I also sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg on it sometimes too.
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    patrickjohn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    I love reading wha you're eating!  That cereal bowl sounds so much better than fruit salad for breakfast.
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    patrickjohn reacted to MadyVanilla in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Your meals and snacks sound so divine! 
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Thanks! essentially what you just said is a form of intermittent fasting. When I did it before I set aside an 8-hour eating window (usually noon to 8pm) during which I would eat, and I wouldn't consume any calories outside that window, and I definitely noticed the benefits. I think I may try that after my second week is complete since I don't want to rush the adjustment.
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    patrickjohn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Congratulations on completing Week 1!  Ooh that dinosaur egg breakfast with bacon sounds delicious!
    I don't know about intermittent fasting, I've never done it, but I know that having three meals a day spaced 4 to 6 hours apart without snacking between meals is beneficial for hormones and especially insulin.  
    Good luck with whatever you end up choosing to do, and I hope you have a good 2nd week!
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Sunday, June 7th (Day 7)
    Brunch: dinosaur egg (baked avocado with egg in the middle) with thick cut bacon Dinner: Antipasto salad (romaine, tomato, balsamic vinaigrette, ham, salami, prosciutto) Snacks: Chia pudding with dates, blackberries and a banana Apple sauce with cinnamon and raisins Pineapple with coconut cream Spiral "fries" with homemade Whole30 Ketchup Soft boiled eggs  
    Thoughts:
    I think my hunger is beginning to stabilize - I ate a lot this past Saturday and that satiety seems to have carried over. Yesterday was my brother's graduation dinner so there were plenty of things on the table I would have liked to eat but I was able to stick to my antipasto salad. I've also realized that I do snack a lot in the evenings, but I'm not too worried about it? I don't usually eat breakfast till 11 anyway because I'm living on the east coast working west coast hours. Does anyone have any insight on this? I know it's not necessarily part of the Whole30 diet, but I previously did intermittent fasting and was happy with how it made me feel and am thinking I should try and better limit my eating/snacking window.
     
    On another note, I've been doing Whole30 for a full week now and am feeling great!
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Saturday, June 6th (Day 6)
    Lunch: 2 eggs over zucchini noodles with turkey and asian dressing (sesame oil, chili paste, garlic, apple cider vinegar Dinner: bowl of leftover meat sauce and baked spiral potato "fries" Snacks: Picnic with pineapple, strawberries, plantain chips, apple chips, and cashews (ate throughout afternoon and evening) Watermelon Coconuts (drank straight from the coconut) 2x medium Duncan iced coffees with almond milk non-compliant Expresso with acacia sweetener non-compliant  
    Thoughts:
    Yesterday was quite a day - one of my best friends who lives across the country surprised me with a visit and organized a picnic with some of our mutual friends. It was one of the nicest days I've had in a long time. As far as eating goes, I spent most of the day snacking and they did a great job of bringing whole30 compliant things (I had told them I was on the cleanse). I did end up getting coffee with almond milk from Duncan (twice) and despite asking for no added sugar, I realized after the fact that they use Almond Breeze Original which does have a few grams of added sugar. So, no almond milk at Duncan from now on . I also thought acacia was an approved ingredient so took it when it was offered but I realized after the fact that it's considered an "added sweetener." Overall an excellent day though.
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    patrickjohn reacted to Blueautumn in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    You are doin so fantastic. Pizza sounds delicious though I gotta say lol. I have yet to find a dressing I like with my salad and I really need to start making my own. I have always eaten creamy dressings and I miss them. I noticed I got super extra hungry super fast between day 4-7 I think but it normalized quite a bit after that. Keep it going. Sending happy thoughts your way
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 4:
    Breakfast: Chia pudding with banana and blueberries Lunch: beef burger with avocado and egg on top Dinner: grilled chicken and sauteed spinach and squash with an almond/sesame oil pesto (amazing) Dessert: Pineapple, applesauce and a few dates Snacks: Small arugala salad with turkey breast Rolled turkey breast with mustard 1/2 pepper "sandwich" with roast beef and mayo stuffed inside Pineapple  
    Thoughts:
    I've been feeling great on Whole30 so far. I was extra hungry yesterday but I'm not going to worry too much about it since I was pretty active and didn't eat all afternoon. I would like to try to snack less in the evenings, but I'm happy that I'm reaching for compliant choices. I was really hungry before dinner yesterday (didn't get home and eat until at least 8:30) and was hit by a huge craving when I passed a pizza shop but thought to myself, "that's not Whole30 and I have food ready to eat at home" and it passed.
     
    I'm also really happy to say that I'm at the point that whenever I want to have a salad I just sort of make my own dressing with the seasonings, oils and acids I have on hand. It's great because I can customize the flavor to exactly what I want at the moment.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from Blueautumn in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 4:
    Breakfast: Chia pudding with banana and blueberries Lunch: beef burger with avocado and egg on top Dinner: grilled chicken and sauteed spinach and squash with an almond/sesame oil pesto (amazing) Dessert: Pineapple, applesauce and a few dates Snacks: Small arugala salad with turkey breast Rolled turkey breast with mustard 1/2 pepper "sandwich" with roast beef and mayo stuffed inside Pineapple  
    Thoughts:
    I've been feeling great on Whole30 so far. I was extra hungry yesterday but I'm not going to worry too much about it since I was pretty active and didn't eat all afternoon. I would like to try to snack less in the evenings, but I'm happy that I'm reaching for compliant choices. I was really hungry before dinner yesterday (didn't get home and eat until at least 8:30) and was hit by a huge craving when I passed a pizza shop but thought to myself, "that's not Whole30 and I have food ready to eat at home" and it passed.
     
    I'm also really happy to say that I'm at the point that whenever I want to have a salad I just sort of make my own dressing with the seasonings, oils and acids I have on hand. It's great because I can customize the flavor to exactly what I want at the moment.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 3:
    Breakfast: chia "pudding" with blueberries, bananas, and almond butter Lunch: arugula salad with roast beef and turkey; lime juice and homemade guacamole Dinner: cauliflower rice, roasted squash, turkey burger with guacamole Dessert: bowl of fruit (pineapple, banana, frozen peaches) Snacks: chia "pudding" with cocoa powder and cinnamon chia "pudding" with pineapple slices zucchini noodles with cashews and whole30 spicy asian dressing  
    Thoughts:
    I was feeling very well rested yesterday and surprisingly clear-minded! I had a few more snacks than I would have liked but I'm happy that I'm going for Whole30 options. I'm beginning to crave Whole30 compliant things (specifically fruit and zucchini noodles). I was craving something sweet yesterday evening but I went for a walk and by the time I got back I had forgotten about it.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 3:
    Breakfast: chia "pudding" with blueberries, bananas, and almond butter Lunch: arugula salad with roast beef and turkey; lime juice and homemade guacamole Dinner: cauliflower rice, roasted squash, turkey burger with guacamole Dessert: bowl of fruit (pineapple, banana, frozen peaches) Snacks: chia "pudding" with cocoa powder and cinnamon chia "pudding" with pineapple slices zucchini noodles with cashews and whole30 spicy asian dressing  
    Thoughts:
    I was feeling very well rested yesterday and surprisingly clear-minded! I had a few more snacks than I would have liked but I'm happy that I'm going for Whole30 options. I'm beginning to crave Whole30 compliant things (specifically fruit and zucchini noodles). I was craving something sweet yesterday evening but I went for a walk and by the time I got back I had forgotten about it.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from MadyVanilla in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Hi Everyone!
     
    I'm Patrick and I'm starting the Whole30 tomorrow (Monday, June 1st 2020) with my mom. I have been back and forth with my health for a few years now. While I have been relatively health-conscious, I haven't achieved a sustainably healthy lifestyle that allows me to maintain my goals long-term. This is definitely a time of transition in my life: I am currently living at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, after which I will be relocating to LA for work. I was also recently in an accident that broke my collarbone that I am still recovering from. Since there's a lot of upcoming changes in my life, I think this is an ideal time for me to establish healthy habits that will carry me forward!
    These are the main goals I have for my Whole30 experience:
    Become Slimmer - I have always struggled with my body image and my relationship with food. I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and be confident in how I look. Improve my Relationship with Food - I want to improve my relationship with food and view it as a source of nourishment and get rid of poor eating habits. Specifically, intentionless and emotional eating habits are ones that I would like to squash. Mental Clarity - I have noticed that lately I've been really foggy mentally, and I think this is due to the sugar I've been consuming. I am hoping Whole30 will help me clear the fog. Kill the Sugar Dragon - I've had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember and crave sugar/carbs regularly. Ever since I was little, I've always been unfulfilled if I didn't have a dessert after dinner. This is a habit I would like to get out of. Thanks everyone in advance for your support. I wish you all luck on your journeys!
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from BabyBear in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Hi Everyone!
     
    I'm Patrick and I'm starting the Whole30 tomorrow (Monday, June 1st 2020) with my mom. I have been back and forth with my health for a few years now. While I have been relatively health-conscious, I haven't achieved a sustainably healthy lifestyle that allows me to maintain my goals long-term. This is definitely a time of transition in my life: I am currently living at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, after which I will be relocating to LA for work. I was also recently in an accident that broke my collarbone that I am still recovering from. Since there's a lot of upcoming changes in my life, I think this is an ideal time for me to establish healthy habits that will carry me forward!
    These are the main goals I have for my Whole30 experience:
    Become Slimmer - I have always struggled with my body image and my relationship with food. I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and be confident in how I look. Improve my Relationship with Food - I want to improve my relationship with food and view it as a source of nourishment and get rid of poor eating habits. Specifically, intentionless and emotional eating habits are ones that I would like to squash. Mental Clarity - I have noticed that lately I've been really foggy mentally, and I think this is due to the sugar I've been consuming. I am hoping Whole30 will help me clear the fog. Kill the Sugar Dragon - I've had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember and crave sugar/carbs regularly. Ever since I was little, I've always been unfulfilled if I didn't have a dessert after dinner. This is a habit I would like to get out of. Thanks everyone in advance for your support. I wish you all luck on your journeys!
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from BabyBear in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 3:
    Breakfast: chia "pudding" with blueberries, bananas, and almond butter Lunch: arugula salad with roast beef and turkey; lime juice and homemade guacamole Dinner: cauliflower rice, roasted squash, turkey burger with guacamole Dessert: bowl of fruit (pineapple, banana, frozen peaches) Snacks: chia "pudding" with cocoa powder and cinnamon chia "pudding" with pineapple slices zucchini noodles with cashews and whole30 spicy asian dressing  
    Thoughts:
    I was feeling very well rested yesterday and surprisingly clear-minded! I had a few more snacks than I would have liked but I'm happy that I'm going for Whole30 options. I'm beginning to crave Whole30 compliant things (specifically fruit and zucchini noodles). I was craving something sweet yesterday evening but I went for a walk and by the time I got back I had forgotten about it.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Update on Day 2:
    I got hungry and had an evening snack:
    snack: steamed broccoli with roast beef with a homemade dressing (apple cider vinegar, toasted sesame oil, garlic, chili paste) I also realized that the rice vinegar I used previously unfortunately has added sugar  so that's getting the boot and I'll be replacing it with apple cider vinegar.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from BabyBear in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 2:
    Breakfast: banana, blackberries, pecans, almond butter, coconut shavings, and almond milk in a bowl with an iced espresso w/ almond milk Lunch: zucchini noodles (my spiralizer came today!) with asian tuna salad (tuna, paleo mayo, garlic, chili paste, sesame oil, rice vinegar, curry powder, cilantro), cashews and sesame seeds Snack: Home brewed iced tea with orange and peach Dinner: pan seared salmon with ghee, garlic, lemon, dill over a bed of spinach with baked sweet potato spiral "fries" and Whole30 garlic aioli Dessert: fresh pineapple with whipped coconut cream and coconut shavings Thoughts:
    I was pretty foggy this afternoon although that may have been because I didn't get a good night's sleep last night. Strangely enough, I haven't really been craving sugar at all. It could be because I've been focused on work and current events (#BlackLivesMatter). I've been very satisfied and the Asian zucchini noodle salad was delish.
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Day 2:
    Breakfast: banana, blackberries, pecans, almond butter, coconut shavings, and almond milk in a bowl with an iced espresso w/ almond milk Lunch: zucchini noodles (my spiralizer came today!) with asian tuna salad (tuna, paleo mayo, garlic, chili paste, sesame oil, rice vinegar, curry powder, cilantro), cashews and sesame seeds Snack: Home brewed iced tea with orange and peach Dinner: pan seared salmon with ghee, garlic, lemon, dill over a bed of spinach with baked sweet potato spiral "fries" and Whole30 garlic aioli Dessert: fresh pineapple with whipped coconut cream and coconut shavings Thoughts:
    I was pretty foggy this afternoon although that may have been because I didn't get a good night's sleep last night. Strangely enough, I haven't really been craving sugar at all. It could be because I've been focused on work and current events (#BlackLivesMatter). I've been very satisfied and the Asian zucchini noodle salad was delish.
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    patrickjohn reacted to ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    @patrickjohn Welcome!  You've made an excellent choice to do a Whole30!  Good luck and I'll be cheering you on!
    I just finished 30 days but am continuing to June 10 before reintroductions, so I'll be here to watch as you rack up those victories 
    Shadow
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    patrickjohn reacted to Blueautumn in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    hi @patrickjohn !
    My original start date was going to be the first but then i just figured F* it and started last sunday. Like you the sugar dragon and the mental clarity are huge issues for me and I am actually shocked at my lack of overall sugar cravings (cheese is apparently my true love ive learned). The forums have so much information and the people are super friendly and supportive.
    Happy thoughts for your day 1
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    patrickjohn got a reaction from ShadowInTheKitchen in Patrick's Whole30 Log   
    Hi Everyone!
     
    I'm Patrick and I'm starting the Whole30 tomorrow (Monday, June 1st 2020) with my mom. I have been back and forth with my health for a few years now. While I have been relatively health-conscious, I haven't achieved a sustainably healthy lifestyle that allows me to maintain my goals long-term. This is definitely a time of transition in my life: I am currently living at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, after which I will be relocating to LA for work. I was also recently in an accident that broke my collarbone that I am still recovering from. Since there's a lot of upcoming changes in my life, I think this is an ideal time for me to establish healthy habits that will carry me forward!
    These are the main goals I have for my Whole30 experience:
    Become Slimmer - I have always struggled with my body image and my relationship with food. I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and be confident in how I look. Improve my Relationship with Food - I want to improve my relationship with food and view it as a source of nourishment and get rid of poor eating habits. Specifically, intentionless and emotional eating habits are ones that I would like to squash. Mental Clarity - I have noticed that lately I've been really foggy mentally, and I think this is due to the sugar I've been consuming. I am hoping Whole30 will help me clear the fog. Kill the Sugar Dragon - I've had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember and crave sugar/carbs regularly. Ever since I was little, I've always been unfulfilled if I didn't have a dessert after dinner. This is a habit I would like to get out of. Thanks everyone in advance for your support. I wish you all luck on your journeys!