jhmomi

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    jhmomi got a reaction from gradstudent in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they go out for "Sushi" with their friends and special order rolls made without rice to go with their sashimi. And they bring their own coconut aminos.
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    jhmomi got a reaction from LisaPT in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they bring a tupperware container to the gym for their post workout snack.
    ... they specifically tell their waiter they want their meat dry grilled with no butter, no oil and no seasoning.
    ... they have 10 cans of coconut milk in their shopping cart at TJ's.
    ... they go to a restaurant and ask for a salad with no cheese, no dressing, no croutons, and no candied pecans. And they brought their own dressing.
    OK people lets have some fun. What else can you come up with?
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    jhmomi got a reaction from staceylc_w30 in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Having easy to prepare foods is key to staying compliant on a Whole30. Trader Joe's has so many good things. These are some of my go-to items from there...
    TJ's has compliant canned sardines, tuna, and chicken for convenient no cook options to keep in your pantry.
    Frozen green beans - huge bag for 1.99. Frozen leeks and frozen tri-color peppers make meal prep easier if you are short on time.
    Healthy Eight Veggie Mix (in produce section) can make salads more interesting. I just grab and handful of the chopped veggies to add a quick and simple crunch to my salad.
    They also have a compliant marinara that is decent and cheap. It's on a lower shelf with a green label and has olive oil instead of canola and it contains zero sugar. Quick and easy meal to have a bowl of spinach, kale, cauliflower or cabbage topped with ground beef and some marinara. No excuses that I'm too busy to cook because takes no time to make a meal like that!
    TJ's also has compliant prosciutto.
    My store also carries Applegate Farms Roast Beef which is nice and easy to have in lettuce wraps with a little mustard and mayo or avocado/guacamole.
    I keep frozen shrimp and the TJ's seafood blend (shrimp, scallops and calamari) on hand for stir fry or as a yummy addition to a coconut curry soup (a little broth, some coconut milk, a little curry paste, and whatever protein and veggies I have as leftovers).
    Turkey burgers (only ingredients are turkey, kosher salt and rosemary extract) come in package of 4 for 2.99.
    I like the light coconut milk for my coffee. I know it is watered down, but the consistency is good for coffee or adding a splash to a soup.
    The bagged avocadoes are a good price. 75 cents each if I recall correctly, but those aren't the organic ones.
    Sometimes they have great bags of small apples. Pink Lady is my favorite, but lately they have been out and I get gala instead. I like the smaller size for me and my kids.
    Update - Forgot to add that I like the big container of TJ's mild salsa. Tastes fresh and makes a quick addition to a taco or fajita salad. Also good with scrambled eggs. A little of the TJ's Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce can add a kick if I want it.

    Have fun shopping! I always do...
  4. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from gradstudent in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they go out for "Sushi" with their friends and special order rolls made without rice to go with their sashimi. And they bring their own coconut aminos.
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    jhmomi got a reaction from Tashaskye in Why is nobody talking about ketosis?   
    Personally, I think your carb intake looks higher than what anyone beginning the induction phase (first two weeks) of Atkins would have. Ketoacidosis is extremely rare and generally only going to happen to an uncontrolled diabetic. (To clarify- ketosis and ketoacidosis are completely different medical issues. Sorry if putting these two statements together was confusing to anyone. I just attempted to explain ketoacidosis is rare and unrelated. For info from Melissa scroll down to her post please.)
    For your headaches, make sure you stay very well hydrated (I know you said you have been drinking a lot). Drink more water than you think you need. If your carbs are low enough to put your body into ketosis (as with a low carb diet) then that generally flushes out excess fluids in your body and gives a drop in "weight" from water loss. If you lose a bit too much water, you can get a horrible headache, especially in warmer weather or with activity/exercise. I am particularly sensitive to this and always drink a huge glass of water or two at the first sign of a headache starting. Most of the time that is all I need to feel good again.
    But Robin's question about your activity level is important. If you are very active, your carbs are probably a bit low. Hang in there and you should feel better soon. It's worth it!
    One more thing - Were you eating much processed food before? Your sodium intake could have changed dramatically if you went cold turkey on processed foods and began your Whole30 last week. Maybe a little extra salt would help?
    (I am an RN, but no expert on this. Just tossing out some ideas and thoughts for your consideration. GOOD LUCK!)
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    jhmomi got a reaction from LisaPT in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they bring a tupperware container to the gym for their post workout snack.
    ... they specifically tell their waiter they want their meat dry grilled with no butter, no oil and no seasoning.
    ... they have 10 cans of coconut milk in their shopping cart at TJ's.
    ... they go to a restaurant and ask for a salad with no cheese, no dressing, no croutons, and no candied pecans. And they brought their own dressing.
    OK people lets have some fun. What else can you come up with?
  7. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from gradstudent in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they go out for "Sushi" with their friends and special order rolls made without rice to go with their sashimi. And they bring their own coconut aminos.
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    jhmomi got a reaction from Suzysue in What are your must have kitchen tools/gadgets?   
    If you have any wealthy friends or family members or get a bunch of gift cards, a VitaMix is an awesome thing to have and it will last you forever!
    A dehydrator is also great for making beef jerky, zucchini chips, dried fruit, etc.
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    jhmomi got a reaction from firefly352 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they are being criticized for eating Paleo and just want to say "Well at least I'm not a vegan. Those people are nuts..."
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    jhmomi got a reaction from LisaPT in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...they own two shirts (in different colors) that say "meat and veggies are my bread and butter".
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    jhmomi got a reaction from appelsinpiken in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... in one day, and multiple times a week.
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    jhmomi got a reaction from LisaPT in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...they own two shirts (in different colors) that say "meat and veggies are my bread and butter".
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    jhmomi got a reaction from readyformegahealth in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they are visibly disappointed to learn the pre-cooked shrimp at their grocery store seafood counter contains sodium tripolyphosphate.
    ... they get excited when they find grass-fed beef on sale.
    ... they read through at least a dozen labels of herbal tea before deciding on one that is "clean" and worthy of purchase.
    ... they have no problem paying $5 for a dozen pastured eggs.
  14. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from firefly352 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they are being criticized for eating Paleo and just want to say "Well at least I'm not a vegan. Those people are nuts..."
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    jhmomi got a reaction from appelsinpiken in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... in one day, and multiple times a week.
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    jhmomi got a reaction from staceylc_w30 in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Having easy to prepare foods is key to staying compliant on a Whole30. Trader Joe's has so many good things. These are some of my go-to items from there...
    TJ's has compliant canned sardines, tuna, and chicken for convenient no cook options to keep in your pantry.
    Frozen green beans - huge bag for 1.99. Frozen leeks and frozen tri-color peppers make meal prep easier if you are short on time.
    Healthy Eight Veggie Mix (in produce section) can make salads more interesting. I just grab and handful of the chopped veggies to add a quick and simple crunch to my salad.
    They also have a compliant marinara that is decent and cheap. It's on a lower shelf with a green label and has olive oil instead of canola and it contains zero sugar. Quick and easy meal to have a bowl of spinach, kale, cauliflower or cabbage topped with ground beef and some marinara. No excuses that I'm too busy to cook because takes no time to make a meal like that!
    TJ's also has compliant prosciutto.
    My store also carries Applegate Farms Roast Beef which is nice and easy to have in lettuce wraps with a little mustard and mayo or avocado/guacamole.
    I keep frozen shrimp and the TJ's seafood blend (shrimp, scallops and calamari) on hand for stir fry or as a yummy addition to a coconut curry soup (a little broth, some coconut milk, a little curry paste, and whatever protein and veggies I have as leftovers).
    Turkey burgers (only ingredients are turkey, kosher salt and rosemary extract) come in package of 4 for 2.99.
    I like the light coconut milk for my coffee. I know it is watered down, but the consistency is good for coffee or adding a splash to a soup.
    The bagged avocadoes are a good price. 75 cents each if I recall correctly, but those aren't the organic ones.
    Sometimes they have great bags of small apples. Pink Lady is my favorite, but lately they have been out and I get gala instead. I like the smaller size for me and my kids.
    Update - Forgot to add that I like the big container of TJ's mild salsa. Tastes fresh and makes a quick addition to a taco or fajita salad. Also good with scrambled eggs. A little of the TJ's Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce can add a kick if I want it.

    Have fun shopping! I always do...
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    jhmomi got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Chicken Apple Sausage?   
    Aidell Chicken and Apple sausage. I've found it at Kroger and its compliant.
    Can't remember if its Aidells or Applegate Farms but one of them has a Sweet Italian and also Fire Roasted Pepper that is compliant. FYI
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    jhmomi got a reaction from staceylc_w30 in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Having easy to prepare foods is key to staying compliant on a Whole30. Trader Joe's has so many good things. These are some of my go-to items from there...
    TJ's has compliant canned sardines, tuna, and chicken for convenient no cook options to keep in your pantry.
    Frozen green beans - huge bag for 1.99. Frozen leeks and frozen tri-color peppers make meal prep easier if you are short on time.
    Healthy Eight Veggie Mix (in produce section) can make salads more interesting. I just grab and handful of the chopped veggies to add a quick and simple crunch to my salad.
    They also have a compliant marinara that is decent and cheap. It's on a lower shelf with a green label and has olive oil instead of canola and it contains zero sugar. Quick and easy meal to have a bowl of spinach, kale, cauliflower or cabbage topped with ground beef and some marinara. No excuses that I'm too busy to cook because takes no time to make a meal like that!
    TJ's also has compliant prosciutto.
    My store also carries Applegate Farms Roast Beef which is nice and easy to have in lettuce wraps with a little mustard and mayo or avocado/guacamole.
    I keep frozen shrimp and the TJ's seafood blend (shrimp, scallops and calamari) on hand for stir fry or as a yummy addition to a coconut curry soup (a little broth, some coconut milk, a little curry paste, and whatever protein and veggies I have as leftovers).
    Turkey burgers (only ingredients are turkey, kosher salt and rosemary extract) come in package of 4 for 2.99.
    I like the light coconut milk for my coffee. I know it is watered down, but the consistency is good for coffee or adding a splash to a soup.
    The bagged avocadoes are a good price. 75 cents each if I recall correctly, but those aren't the organic ones.
    Sometimes they have great bags of small apples. Pink Lady is my favorite, but lately they have been out and I get gala instead. I like the smaller size for me and my kids.
    Update - Forgot to add that I like the big container of TJ's mild salsa. Tastes fresh and makes a quick addition to a taco or fajita salad. Also good with scrambled eggs. A little of the TJ's Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce can add a kick if I want it.

    Have fun shopping! I always do...
  19. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Chicken Apple Sausage?   
    Aidell Chicken and Apple sausage. I've found it at Kroger and its compliant.
    Can't remember if its Aidells or Applegate Farms but one of them has a Sweet Italian and also Fire Roasted Pepper that is compliant. FYI
  20. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from LisaPT in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...they own two shirts (in different colors) that say "meat and veggies are my bread and butter".
  21. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from LisaPT in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they bring a tupperware container to the gym for their post workout snack.
    ... they specifically tell their waiter they want their meat dry grilled with no butter, no oil and no seasoning.
    ... they have 10 cans of coconut milk in their shopping cart at TJ's.
    ... they go to a restaurant and ask for a salad with no cheese, no dressing, no croutons, and no candied pecans. And they brought their own dressing.
    OK people lets have some fun. What else can you come up with?
  22. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from readyformegahealth in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they are visibly disappointed to learn the pre-cooked shrimp at their grocery store seafood counter contains sodium tripolyphosphate.
    ... they get excited when they find grass-fed beef on sale.
    ... they read through at least a dozen labels of herbal tea before deciding on one that is "clean" and worthy of purchase.
    ... they have no problem paying $5 for a dozen pastured eggs.
  23. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from staceylc_w30 in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Having easy to prepare foods is key to staying compliant on a Whole30. Trader Joe's has so many good things. These are some of my go-to items from there...
    TJ's has compliant canned sardines, tuna, and chicken for convenient no cook options to keep in your pantry.
    Frozen green beans - huge bag for 1.99. Frozen leeks and frozen tri-color peppers make meal prep easier if you are short on time.
    Healthy Eight Veggie Mix (in produce section) can make salads more interesting. I just grab and handful of the chopped veggies to add a quick and simple crunch to my salad.
    They also have a compliant marinara that is decent and cheap. It's on a lower shelf with a green label and has olive oil instead of canola and it contains zero sugar. Quick and easy meal to have a bowl of spinach, kale, cauliflower or cabbage topped with ground beef and some marinara. No excuses that I'm too busy to cook because takes no time to make a meal like that!
    TJ's also has compliant prosciutto.
    My store also carries Applegate Farms Roast Beef which is nice and easy to have in lettuce wraps with a little mustard and mayo or avocado/guacamole.
    I keep frozen shrimp and the TJ's seafood blend (shrimp, scallops and calamari) on hand for stir fry or as a yummy addition to a coconut curry soup (a little broth, some coconut milk, a little curry paste, and whatever protein and veggies I have as leftovers).
    Turkey burgers (only ingredients are turkey, kosher salt and rosemary extract) come in package of 4 for 2.99.
    I like the light coconut milk for my coffee. I know it is watered down, but the consistency is good for coffee or adding a splash to a soup.
    The bagged avocadoes are a good price. 75 cents each if I recall correctly, but those aren't the organic ones.
    Sometimes they have great bags of small apples. Pink Lady is my favorite, but lately they have been out and I get gala instead. I like the smaller size for me and my kids.
    Update - Forgot to add that I like the big container of TJ's mild salsa. Tastes fresh and makes a quick addition to a taco or fajita salad. Also good with scrambled eggs. A little of the TJ's Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce can add a kick if I want it.

    Have fun shopping! I always do...
  24. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from staceylc_w30 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    And on Day 31 after making a sandwich for your 4 year old, you pause and look longingly at the PB on your finger before deciding it's not worth it, so you just wash your hands.
    I was tempted but if I'm going to off road it's not going to be licking peanut butter off my finger. Lesson learned after my first Whole30 earlier this year...
  25. Like
    jhmomi got a reaction from staceylc_w30 in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Having easy to prepare foods is key to staying compliant on a Whole30. Trader Joe's has so many good things. These are some of my go-to items from there...
    TJ's has compliant canned sardines, tuna, and chicken for convenient no cook options to keep in your pantry.
    Frozen green beans - huge bag for 1.99. Frozen leeks and frozen tri-color peppers make meal prep easier if you are short on time.
    Healthy Eight Veggie Mix (in produce section) can make salads more interesting. I just grab and handful of the chopped veggies to add a quick and simple crunch to my salad.
    They also have a compliant marinara that is decent and cheap. It's on a lower shelf with a green label and has olive oil instead of canola and it contains zero sugar. Quick and easy meal to have a bowl of spinach, kale, cauliflower or cabbage topped with ground beef and some marinara. No excuses that I'm too busy to cook because takes no time to make a meal like that!
    TJ's also has compliant prosciutto.
    My store also carries Applegate Farms Roast Beef which is nice and easy to have in lettuce wraps with a little mustard and mayo or avocado/guacamole.
    I keep frozen shrimp and the TJ's seafood blend (shrimp, scallops and calamari) on hand for stir fry or as a yummy addition to a coconut curry soup (a little broth, some coconut milk, a little curry paste, and whatever protein and veggies I have as leftovers).
    Turkey burgers (only ingredients are turkey, kosher salt and rosemary extract) come in package of 4 for 2.99.
    I like the light coconut milk for my coffee. I know it is watered down, but the consistency is good for coffee or adding a splash to a soup.
    The bagged avocadoes are a good price. 75 cents each if I recall correctly, but those aren't the organic ones.
    Sometimes they have great bags of small apples. Pink Lady is my favorite, but lately they have been out and I get gala instead. I like the smaller size for me and my kids.
    Update - Forgot to add that I like the big container of TJ's mild salsa. Tastes fresh and makes a quick addition to a taco or fajita salad. Also good with scrambled eggs. A little of the TJ's Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce can add a kick if I want it.

    Have fun shopping! I always do...