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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from amysmith2009 in Feeding a family of 5 on a budget...need suggestions!   
    Costco is the cheapest place I've found for paper products. 
     
    I find that one-pot dishes are usually loads cheaper than meat/veg/starch separately so some ideas would be:
     
    chili curries stews roast (with root veggies)  frittatas (they're good for more than just the morning)  casseroles (spaghetti squash and other squashes are good for casseroles--they seem to extend the meat a bit which is often the most expensive part)   
    Snacks can get pricey (especially doing something like kale chips so I'd skip those). Here are some ideas:
     
    sweet potato fries  buying prunes or dried plums instead of dates (much cheaper--costco sells a large bag for about $5)  fresh fruit--apples and bananas are more affordable than berries or tropical fruits almonds in bulk (again costco...they have them for maybe $5-6 a pound so the 3 pound bag should last about a week)  make your own nut butter instead of buying it (almond would be heaps cheaper than say cashew or pecan or some other nut)  coconut flour is lots cheaper than almond flour if you're baking--so try to focus exclusively on recipes calling for coconut flour roasted veggies instead of veggie chips--more water retained = more filling = less veggies required for an equal amount of servings applesauce is pretty cheap (for the kids) larabars are certainly cheaper homemade
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Chapin in Panera... sneaky, sneaky Panera   
    When I go to panera I ask for olive oil (it comes in an individual packet thing) and lemons. Perfect salad dressing. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Chapin in Panera... sneaky, sneaky Panera   
    When I go to panera I ask for olive oil (it comes in an individual packet thing) and lemons. Perfect salad dressing. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from AmyShubi in Week 12 to Week 16 Pregnant Whole 30   
    Physibeth--I'd be lying if I pretended that I'd even attempt to not count. So, I guess I'm not going to do a "whole 30" but merely follow the food principles to the best of my ability. I do appreciate your input though. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Emiley Carey in Emiley's first Whole30 - Feb. 11 is day 1!   
    Congrats on finishing! you've done an excellent job! 
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    runninglawyer88 reacted to mlissa in Overeating ALL THE TIME   
    Thank you each for your suggestions.  I will take each one to heart and give eliminating those possible triggers a try.
     
    Runninglawyer88, you bring up some good things here too.  My eating disorder has been diagnosed as a form of bulimia by way of binging on large quantities of pizza, chips, or sugary things; and then purging via running 5 miles afterwards, followed by fasting and excessive exercise for a day or two. This has been a pattern off-and-on for 30 years (since I was 15). I quit running about 2 years ago due to an injury and then really decreased my calorie intake to make up for that. I also started existing on mostly sweets so that I never felt inclined to binge.  In hindsight, I wasn't getting any calories that were nutritious, and was even sort of addicted to the high of being malnourished.
     
    Just writing my post the other gave me some insights (something therapeutic about writing and sharing). When I looked at my post, I too thought that it didn't really seem to grossly exceed the meal template guidelines. It just looks and feels like bingeing compared to what I am used to. And sometimes by the WAY I am eating it (like the snacks, which I have told myself are not okay), quickly and ravenously. Like shame. I also understand that my body image is pretty negative and distorted. I could be putting on weight because my body is healthier at a size 4, rather than a size 2 (it looks funny writing that, too).  Eating healthy feels so good on every level but this one; so I need to take a good hard look at this.
     
    My goal over the next few days is to eat slower, write more, get a new pair of jeans that fit comfortably, and to cook my veggies. I can do without nuts and bananas, I think.  But I'm praying I won't have to give up coffee or dates yet, Tina-- somebody could get hurt!!!  Thanks guys What a great resource this is.
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    runninglawyer88 reacted to peace_positive in Overeating ALL THE TIME   
    I did gain weight a few yrs back when i first went from 10yrs of being unhealthy vegan with binging and purging the way you described. Now a few yrs later I finally believe what the others are saying above about my body being scared to go back to being nutritionally deficient, so it holds on to everything. Since I did W30 and beyond (approx w60 now) i'm losing that weight, yet eating yummy, filling food, and the binge thoughts are slowly waning and losing their power. One thing that has helped me is to "overfill" my plate with cooked veggies so that my brain didn't perceive a lack of food. As time has passed I don't need to use that trick nearly as often, just when I feel the binge monster rearing it's head.
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Real Food Y'all in Sugar addiction and occasional use   
    I wouldn't say you're being "dramatic" but I don't think that you have to avoid sugar forever if you don't want to. Getting a handle on your emotions sounds like it's going to be key for you since it seems like this is all very much connected to something bigger than the sugar itself. I think deep, emotional healing is the secret to most eating issues (including this one). I do think that maybe bright line rules surrounding your sugar intake might be necessary and useful until you are able to eat sugar in a more controlled manner. Since you were able to do the 21dsd I suspect you could make your own rules and get a handle on your sugar intake. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Chapin in Panera... sneaky, sneaky Panera   
    When I go to panera I ask for olive oil (it comes in an individual packet thing) and lemons. Perfect salad dressing. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Real Food Y'all in Sugar addiction and occasional use   
    I wouldn't say you're being "dramatic" but I don't think that you have to avoid sugar forever if you don't want to. Getting a handle on your emotions sounds like it's going to be key for you since it seems like this is all very much connected to something bigger than the sugar itself. I think deep, emotional healing is the secret to most eating issues (including this one). I do think that maybe bright line rules surrounding your sugar intake might be necessary and useful until you are able to eat sugar in a more controlled manner. Since you were able to do the 21dsd I suspect you could make your own rules and get a handle on your sugar intake. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from LatinaCurves in Best thing you ever ate (whole 30 edition)?   
    So, I am always looking for more food ideas so I thought this would be a fun topic. So, tell us, what's the best this you ever ate (during your whole 30)? 
     
    For me there would be many close seconds but I'd have to say this (Thai coconut curry shrimp on cauliflower rice): 
     
    http://www.tiffanyleegaston.com/paleo-thai-coconut-curry-shrimp-on-cauliflower-rice/
     
     
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from LauraLish in Overeating ALL THE TIME   
    Chris--definitely can. In fact, I will. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Carlaccini in Overeating ALL THE TIME   
    mlissa--I don't think that you're eating a tremendous amount of food to be honest so my guess is that you are undernourished and your body might be clinging to the nutrients/calories moreso than someone who had come into this in a well-fed state. Does that make sense? I'm not sure if you're considering your eating disorder binge eating but the 2 days that you posted don't seem very binge-like to me. Could you be more specific about that? What exactly makes you think that you have an eating disorder of some sort? How long have you been struggling with this? When it comes to running, how much are you running now and are you using running to offset some of the calories you're eating?
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Emiley Carey in I GAINED on Whole30...   
    Fantastic results. This is truly phenomenal!  
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Best thing you ever ate (whole 30 edition)?   
    Fortunately, I have both Well Fed books
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Tom Denham in Feeling bloated and over it could I do something different???   
    Well, there isn't a single day where you seem to be following the meal template.  Aside from the avocado and brazil nuts I see no mention of fats. Also, you're eating fruit/nuts between meals when ideally you'd be following the template if you need to eat between meals (just eat a smaller portion if necessary). When I'm not getting enough fat my digestive system is more sluggish and I get bloated. The same might be true of you. You're only halfway through your whole 30 and bloating is fairly common so I wouldn't take it as sign that you're gaining weight because usually that isn't the case. I would recommend finding some compliant digestive enzymes and making sure you drink enough water daily as well.
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Tom Denham in Feeling bloated and over it could I do something different???   
    Well, there isn't a single day where you seem to be following the meal template.  Aside from the avocado and brazil nuts I see no mention of fats. Also, you're eating fruit/nuts between meals when ideally you'd be following the template if you need to eat between meals (just eat a smaller portion if necessary). When I'm not getting enough fat my digestive system is more sluggish and I get bloated. The same might be true of you. You're only halfway through your whole 30 and bloating is fairly common so I wouldn't take it as sign that you're gaining weight because usually that isn't the case. I would recommend finding some compliant digestive enzymes and making sure you drink enough water daily as well.
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from sykolana in Best thing you ever ate (whole 30 edition)?   
    I've gotta try these! Definitely gotta try them!  
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Carlaccini in So am I supposed to feel the same: Day 15 blues   
    Failing? Absolutely not. If nothing else you're learning something about your relationship with food, you're clearing out any rubbish from your diet, you're probably learning new recipes, and you're also realizing the impact that "weight" has on you and your emotional well-being. I suggest you really try to let go of this idea that this is only worth it if you lose weight--weight is such a small factor in your well-being and even your appearance (body composition is much much more important). There is much to be gained from the whole 30 that can't be measured by the scale. It's 30 days of your life, not an eternity. Plus, you're halfway in, even if you had lost a few pounds you likely wouldn't feel it if you're also bloated as your body adjusts to this way of eating. Keep at it and try to think of reasons unrelated to weight that this is a GREAT thing for you to accomplish! 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Tina R in Whole30 to a T!!!   
    Your day 3 appears light on fat. What are you counting as fat?
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in The timing of meals   
    I think the best thing for you to do would be to have 4 meals so that you're satiated and not prone to snacking on random things during those hungry hours. A salad would be acceptable but it should be made as per the meal template--so avocado/olives, lettuce, and PROTEIN should be included. Just incorporate another meal at perhaps 3:30 so that it is halfway between lunch and dinner. Over time maybe you can drop the 4th meal altogether. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in The timing of meals   
    I think the best thing for you to do would be to have 4 meals so that you're satiated and not prone to snacking on random things during those hungry hours. A salad would be acceptable but it should be made as per the meal template--so avocado/olives, lettuce, and PROTEIN should be included. Just incorporate another meal at perhaps 3:30 so that it is halfway between lunch and dinner. Over time maybe you can drop the 4th meal altogether. 
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in The timing of meals   
    I think the best thing for you to do would be to have 4 meals so that you're satiated and not prone to snacking on random things during those hungry hours. A salad would be acceptable but it should be made as per the meal template--so avocado/olives, lettuce, and PROTEIN should be included. Just incorporate another meal at perhaps 3:30 so that it is halfway between lunch and dinner. Over time maybe you can drop the 4th meal altogether. 
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    runninglawyer88 reacted to Emiley Carey in I GAINED on Whole30...   
    Gotcha…hook, line, and sinker. 
    But really, I do want to focus on what I gained during the Whole30, and it wasn't body weight! In no particular order:
     
    - mad cooking skills! I was forced to shop and cook so much, and I did enjoy it a lot. As a young person and newlywed, I really value this.
    - greatly increased knowledge of nutrition and the science of wellness. I am compelled to study nutrition and learn more and more about why our bodies do things.
    - a more positive outlook and general disposition. I have been a sunnier and more cheerful person.
    - a supportive community of people who care about wellness over weight loss, and really lift each other up.  
    - a far more positive body image and appreciation for what my body can do when I am nice to it.
    - willpower!
    - overall higher productivity levels. I used to feel the need to "decompress" for so long after work or at the end of the day…this past month I have been way more inclined to DO things. Tackle projects, write, read, walk, play…etc.
    - consistently better length and quality of sleep
    - a really cool connection with my  mom, who did this with me. It was great having her there to support and relate (and occasionally lament the girl scout cookies at the office or the donuts at church). We cooked together and shopped together a few times and I really enjoyed that. There is no way I would have stuck it out without her support and accountability. Thanks, ma 
     
    What I lost: 
    - fat-phobia
    - nutritional ignorance
    - dependence on the scale for validation
    - reliance on unhealthy foods for emotional comfort
    - reliance on unhealthy foods for convenience (SO easy to pre cook chicken and throw it in a baggie)
    - giant restaurant bills
    - mood swings/emotional instability
    - dry patches on my skin
    - 6.5 inches
    - 8 pounds
     
    I am really proud of myself, and please with all I learned and gained from this program!
     
    My favorite resources during this journey and beyond: this forum, obviously, and ISWF. Read it, and read it again. Facebook and Instagram hashtags #whole30, #jerf (Just Eat Real Food), #eatclean, etc.
    - The Freckled Foodie blog, where I first learned about whole30
    - StupidEasyPaleo blog, where I got lots of recipes
    - Everyday Paleo, specifically this really moving post and the podcasts (awesome listening in the gym)
    - NerdFitness
     
     
    I am drinking an Americano blended with coconut oil, butter, and cinnamon right this moment and I am feeling bulletproof.
     
    So, what does the future hold? I will continue the Whole9 life and throw in Whole30's when necessary or whenever I can convince someone to do it with me. Here's to butter.

     
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    runninglawyer88 got a reaction from Carlaccini in How to motivate yourself for a second round.   
    I actually really like this idea. I was planning to do just that except allow dairy and sugar (not candies and sweets (except on the rare occasion) but added to turkey sausage and condiments) but I noticed myself eating cereal and things just because--it didn't happen for long since my whole 30 only ended a week and a half ago but I was already feeling like poop and OVERDOING it on those foods. I guess I'm not good with moderation either.
     
    I guess I could make my own bright line rules and follow those like I followed the whole 30 rules. I can give that a try starting today. I have 1 week until the date I planned to start a second whole 30  but if this works for me I think I should probably do that. There's something that does rub me the wrong way about doing back to back whole 30s while pregnant --not that I think it's physically unhealthy but mentally the restriction aspect is unsettling. I'm not sure if that makes sense but I actually NEED to be compliant except for the dairy and sugar because I'm allergic to grains (gluten and non-gluten), corn, soy, legumes, and even many nuts. So, that's reason enough to stay on track!