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  1. befabdaily

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    It takes a while to settle into paleo. I track my budget on mint.com, and before I started paleo I would always go over my set food budget (which includes restaurants and such). And then when I first did the Whole30, I went WAY over. And then over the course of the last 12 months, while I've been pretty much eating paleo at home and not eating out as much, it's gradually come down to where I'm staying in budget, and I'm going to challenge myself to see if I can get even a little more frugal. I seem to just need to eat less, which helps. I've gotten more and more conscious of food waste (I am embarrassed to think about how much food I'd throw out before -- especially veggies because I'd buy them with good intentions and then not eat them, now I power through tons of them every week) and also more and more conscious of how much food I actually need to have around, so I don't overbuy as much. I am less concerned with having a wide range of choices available in my house at all times -- I used to buy like five kinds of cheese and then it would get moldy because it turns out I like the idea of cheese but I don't actually eat that much of it. I've stopped building Great Depression style stockpiles of stuff I maybe might need. I don't have to stock the accoutrements of baking under the illusion that I'm a person who bakes when really I only did so a couple of times a year. I also buy less wine, which adds up. Keep an eye on some of these issues -- your relationship with food isn't only how much and what you eat, but how much you buy and why. That may also begin to change.
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    Panera Bread Hidden Menu

    I ate the steak bowl for breakfast today. It could have used some hot sauce, but it was basically OK.
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    Raisins?

    Magically delicious. I've been making it with Olivado brand rosemary infused avocado oil. On topic, I can not find raisins without sulfites.
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    Plan a Whole30 dream vacation

    I'd walk the Way of St. James in northern Spain, fueled by Primal Pacs and whatever fresh food I could get in the towns along the way.
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    Let's talk about poop (on the Whole 30)

    I suspect it's a fiber thing. You could be getting a lot of all one type depending on your fruit and veggie mix. I've noticed that I'm good if I consistently have at least half a sweet potato (roasted, cooled = good source of resistant starch) during the day, not so good if I go a couple of days without.
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    You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...

    Their freezer is full of picked-clean chicken carcasses waiting to be made into bone broth. I was going to take a picture of this but actually it's kind of gross. It's like Eraserhead 2 up in there.
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    You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...

    -- they're the one asking the local, North Carolina farmers "can you bring me some oxtails? OK, what about liver? I'll take a heart if you've got it. What about tendons? Can you bring me tendons?"
  8. OK, yesterday I somehow screwed up. I don't think I ate enough throughout the day or something. I had dinner at around 6:30ish, and felt full after eating just half the soup I made. Then just before 10, when I was getting ready to go to bed, I was HUNGRY. And not just like "oh I'd like to peck something for fun". If I'd had steamed fish and broccoli handy I'd have happily scarfed them up -- hungry. I ended up eating a couple of scoops of coconut cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cocoa powder, because I didn't have anything light handy and I wanted to get rolling on my night of sleep. And also because of the admonition not to eat close to bedtime, I didn't want to eat a hunk of something solid. In that situation, what's best to eat? Or just not eat at all? I'm not sure hunger would have kept me awake, but I'm not sure it wouldn't have.