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  1. iana

    Starting Monday March 10th

    This morning I've hit the "what's next" stage. I was thinking how much I love how I'm feeling right now: energised, clear headed, not bloated but at the same time I'm ready to get back to the norm. I normally go for 80/20 with my eating. 80% primal, 20% not but I know that this kind of feeling comes only on whole30. It makes me feel kind of uncertain in whether to treat myself or not. Whether to enjoy that piece of cake or consider how it will make me feel later... I'm thinking ill do whole30 every 6 months or so to get cleansed. How's everyone else going?
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    My goodies to share are: - maharajas choice ghee from Coles - cooked beetroots from Coles (one ingredient - beetroot). Throw in salad or by itself. Yum. No need spend ages boiling it and peel it, - Mae Ploy green curry paste added to coconut milk and nut butter makes an awesome satay sauce. Add a squeeze of lemon and compliant fish sauce if you find that treasure. Don't overeat. It would have a lot of fat. - coconut oil from Coles - kalamata balsamic vinegar from Coles with no additives - wholegrain mustard Coles brand has no nasties, use it for mayo or whatever - watch out for dried fruit, can contain vegetable oil. Yuk.
  3. iana

    Starting Monday March 10th

    Day 18 but I haven't felt tiger blood yet. I have consistent energy throughout the day though. I think I might be overdoing it with sweet potato because I add it to 2 meals per day and I'm starting to feel like it's my treat. There were a couple of days where I felt hungry between meals but I think it's because I didn't have enough protein for breakfast and I had to eat lunch early and then I was hungry again so I had two dates and dinner later. I know I should stay away from dates, unfortunately they taste too good and I need to con soils close the packet and step away from the dates I'm getting bored with eggs again. Need to do serious research on what else to make for breakfast. Came close to quitting and was tempted to eat a cake but didn't do either. I'm not that kind of person to quit. My sister has quit. She gets bouts of pancreatitis and whole 30 just doesn't agree with her probably due to the fat quantity. I'm on my own but I'll finish this.
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    Starting Monday March 10th

    Thank you cdnj. I also picked a good time to do this coz my husband is away and when he's here there are more temptations. He orders pizza and it calls my name while I'm picking through my salad So at least there are no distractions. Apart from this I'm feeling good I'm satisfied when I eat and I try to mix it up this time so that I don't get bored. I went through my cookbook collection and bookmarked any recipes that are whole30 compliant or can be converted. I made pulled pork on Friday and it was so yum. Google Civilised Caveman pulled pork. You won't regret it. It's delish.
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    Starting Monday March 10th

    Ok today I realised that sometimes I eat for something to do while watching tv. I'm sure I'm not the only one but I NEED to do something while watching tv. Weekends are harder for me because when I'm at work, I'm busy and food doesn't enter my mind until meal time but on the quiet weekend I get bored and I think I'm hungry but I don't think I am. I'm just bored so I try to occupy myself as much as I can. I'm doing well but weekends is when I let myself eat whatever and I didn't this weekend so I'm proud of myself.
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    Starting Monday March 10th

    Day 3 today and I feel fluey. Got runny nose and a sore eye. Might be conjunctivitis. Drank some green tea with ginger and turmeric so I hope it goes away. I think the biggest thing with breakfast is not being afraid of eating other food rather than eggs. Yesterday I had bone broth with beef patties, sweet potato and silverbeet. My dinners are much more adventurous. If you like some ideas, visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/forrealfood I post my dinners mostly but on the weekend might post breakfasts too.
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    Starting Monday March 10th

    My sister and I are doing our second Whole 30 starting Monday as well. First time I was not very organised. I was bored by the end as I was eating eggs for every single breakfast and by the end of it I was over it and couldn't wait to finish. I also didn't do the reintroduction at the end because I went away for a weekend and ended up diving into everything. This time I'm going to plan better and be ready for every meal. I might also see more results as well. Fingers crossed.
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    Starting August 1!

    I've got a confession to make. I accidentally ate some bacon that had sugar in it without realising it. I guess I didn't t get the memo and for some ignorant reason I thought that bacon doesn't contain sugar. Boo me. I got angry with myself for being so silly and a little sad (I actually felt like crying) because I was doing so well before that. I decided to keep on and I know that it's not recommended but I felt that a small amount of bacon is not going to take my sunshine away and I'm going to do another whole30 in a few months again anyway but I will be more educated and organised the second time. That way I will probably also get better results. Don't beat yourself up about it. We're all human.
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    Starting August 1!

    I definitely feel better eating this way and will not go back to my pre-paleo ways for sure. Every now and again I will probably treat myself to something naughty but ill probably feel like s*** afterwards and will realise my mistake. I found out that my McDonalds moment was there because someone had McDonalds in the office so my brain is not playing tricks on me after all. Phew.
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    Starting August 1!

    It's been a little up and down for for but mostly up I'm just looking forward to having something different for breakfast than eggs... I need more inspiration I think. And maybe a bit more imagination. I'm also developing addictions but not in a bad way. I LOVE sweet potato and can eat almond butter with a spoon but I have been limiting myself on that as I'm afraid I won't be able to stop. Yesterday I was a bit tired but I think it's because I didn't eat enough carbs. Today I had a banana with my breakfast and sweet potato for lunch and dinner and feel much better. My husband thinks that when I finish whole30 I will go nuts and eat everything for the first couple of days and frankly I'm a bit concerned too coz my cravings definitely haven't improved that much. The other day I swore I could smell McDonalds (yeah I know yuk!) and I hardly ever ate McDonalds before whole 30 so that was my brain playing tricks on me. But why McDonalds? I don't get it. Definitely looking forward to going paleo after this and allowing myself a treat every now and again. Is anyone else struggling with constantly being aware of what to eat? Thing with whole 30 is that you can't just wing it, you have to be prepared and I'm doing well some days more than others, but some days I'm like 'oh crap what am I going to eat?' Feels exhausting some times.
  11. Hello tiger blood, my bathroom thanks you. Came home and cleaned for an hour and then cooked dinner. This is not norm for me. I'm lazy and leave things until I can no longer look at them and then clean. Cleaning is my least favourite thing to do. I just don't like it. I'd rather cook a banquet for 30 people and cooking is my thing. It's funny when I think about the time I started eating mostly paleo a year ago I was a bit depressed coz I thought 'how am I going to cook with no sugar or flour?' 'What am I going spread my butter on?' All these questions made me feel confused. Now I'm not confused. I've had so much inspiration from paleo blogs like Nom Nom Paleo and OMGpaleo. My eyes opened up to REAL food. I will not go back. Two days ago I felt like quitting. I nearly ate a cookie without even realising it. But I didn't. Today I ate my whole30 dinner in front of my husband eating a large cheesy pizza and beer. Yes ok I looked, yes ok I smelled and yes ok in my head I was munching on a slice. But I did not touch it. My cravings are still there but I'm in control.
  12. Thank you Naomil I actually had the same brain wave yesterday as I have heard that before. It definitely helped. I'm gonna do that every morning until all clear I'm feeling more and more energy every day and got up earlier than my usual 'sleep in Suturday' this morning, cooked breakfast and cleaner the house. Will be making bone broth later as I add it to pretty much everything just like stock. Yesterday I went out for dinner. Studied the menu before I left, called the restaurant and asked them if they could amend a few thing for me and what oil they used for cooking I said I was allergic and that way there is less risk of getting something on your plate that you don't want. I had an eye fillet wrapped in bacon and steamed green veg. Yum. They even. Paid extra attention to me and gave us a $10 voucher at the end of the night. Score!
  13. Ok it's day 8 and I'm at "kill all things" stage. Up to now I was my happy self and today I was rude to two customers. And I'm listening to myself and going 'wow slow down' but my mouth is spitting out venom and I felt a bit foggy in my head and slightly less energetic. I know it's normal but I just want it to go away. I never thought that I had issues with sugar but for the first couple of days I dreamt of cakes and sweets. Obviously they are there but just deep inside my brain. I just want to hit the tiger blood stage and rearrange my house. I've got a lot of forgotten cleaning to do. I'm an 'out of sight out of mind' kind of person and my house is the same. Hang on spare bedrooms! I will get there soon!
  14. It's been a bit of a roller coaster for me. Day 1 and 2 were fine. Day 3 I nearly passed out coz I think I had my breakfast too late. Been a little constipated and a little bloated but I heard that its a norm. But I'm definitely feeling more energetic. Doing a LOT of cooking prep and a LOT of dishes. Lol. Thinking of getting some magnesium to help with the toilet situation. I heard that it helps.
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    Sourcing food in Australia

    What's the Heston method? Is that Heston Blumental? I'm intrigued.