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  1. Big challenge coming up.....

    "used to" is the operative phrase. You're training your brain to behave in a new way. Tell it you're going to only make the cakes this time around. In addition to the tips above: - Wear kitchen dishwashing gloves as you cake prep, that you'll be less likely to lick. - Any leftovers, immediately squirt dishwashing liquid over them and throw them in the trash.
  2. Movies

    It's the popcorn. No corn products of any kind are allowed on a Whole30 per the rules.
  3. Am I eating enough?

    ^^^this Use your own personal non-scale victories and satiety as your guide. What are you doing for exercise? Depending on intensity, you could also add a pre and/or post workout meal. Are you drinking enough water? We recommend 1/2 an ounce of water per pound of body weight, daily.
  4. So Hungry

    Have a whole avocado next time. Besides that, what did your other meals today look like? How much water did you drink today? Did you do any exercise?
  5. pellegrino water or Perrier or other sparkling waters?

    Some flavored Pellegrino waters (or other brands) have added sweetener, so those would not be allowed. If you always read the ingredient list before you purchase/consume, that will go a long way to you determining what is on or off plan while on a Whole30.
  6. 100% Peanuts

    No peanut oil, no peanuts, no peanut butter, or any products made from peanuts on a Whole30.
  7. Hmm ... so it sounds like a full-fledged Whole30 is the appropriate next step for you. You simply need to decide whether now is the time that you're ready to commit to the whole process.
  8. Ultimately, it's your call. What were your reasons for taking on a Whole30 at this time? Is it to get to a point where you can do a proper reintro? Something else?
  9. I Needed a Protein Break

    What prompted your desire to take a break from animal protein? Texture? Taste? Ethical reasons? Other? Folks might be able to help you with this challenge, if we know what the hurdles are for you.
  10. From your symptoms, I'm guessing you're either not eating and/or drinking enough, and/or you may not be salting your food. It's hard to tell portion sizes from what you've listed. Have you seen the meal template? For best results, we recommend following this template of 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies and the recommended amount of a healthy fat at each meal to build meals that satiate you for 4-5 hours. (Note that your husband's protein portions are likely to be bigger than yours, as I'm guessing he has bigger hands.) How much water are you drinking daily? We recommend 1/2 oz per pound of body weight, daily. So, for example, if you weigh 150 lbs, you'd drink at least 75 oz of water daily. I'm seeing lots of greens and salad: you'd need to eat a huge mixing bowl of those to keep satiated (or add another veggie), as they wilt down to nothing in your stomach. Are you eating any starchy veggies on a regular basis? I'd try getting in at least a fist-sized serving of a starchy veggie daily, to see if that helps.
  11. What kinds of symptoms are you having that makes you think you're in ketosis? In general, if you're hungry, eat more. It would help to get an idea of what your eating and fluid consumption has looked like over the past few days, so we can give you appropriate feedback. Can you post a few days worth of your meals, including snacks and portion sizes, along with your daily water consumption, and we can see if anything stands out?
  12. Do you like fish and seafood? You could use those more heavily as your primary protein sources.
  13. Asparagus / Cauliflower

    Realize you're likely to get a variety of answers, as we're all unique: what may be satiating for one will be different for another. The serving size that is optimal *for you* is what satiates *you,* along with your protein and fat, for 4-5 hours. I encourage you to experiment to discover what works best for you.
  14. Asparagus / Cauliflower

    If it's just me and my husband, we each usually end up with 1/2 a head of cauliflower.As always, let satiety be your primary guide. 1 cup of veggies plus protein and fat may be sufficient for you some days. Other times, you may need to up your veggie serving closer to 3 cups to be satiated for 4-5 hours.
  15. Asparagus / Cauliflower

    My husband and I split a bunch of asparagus last night (tossed w olive oil, grilled outside and then seasoned with salt and pepper - yum!) That serving size is pretty standard for us. We also had salad of bibb lettuce, tomato and Tessemae's Lemon Garlic dressing with our meal of grilled chicken breast. Cauliflower, if I'm eating florets, is typically 1/2 of my dinner plate. Mashed: around a cup - cup and a half. Side note: 9 cups a day is the top end of the range. We recommend 1-3 cups of veggies per meal.