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  1. BecFreeby

    What symptoms did you feel with which foods?

    So glad to have found this thread! I started reintro about two days ago, and last night when I had a small amount of beer and a bite of cheese my jaw ached so badly, like I got hit. It was nuts... I've only ever had that happen when I've accidentally gotten into MSG (which I avoid like the plague). I can't think of what else it was other than those two things. Any one else come across this?
  2. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    DAY 30 PEEPS! Who made it! Proud of you :-)
  3. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    That's the one! Shoot, I was really hoping I could find it locally. Perhaps I can, I will hunt around my local shops and see what they have for me. Do you eat Whole30 as a Whole365? Because that is freaking impressive.
  4. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    Also- THAT BRINED CHICKEN WAS LIFE. OMG I just want to eat it every day for the rest of my life. OM NOM NOM.
  5. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    Ooh, I committed the Whole30 sin of trusting someone else when they said something was compliant. Rookie mistake! There was definitely something in there that upset my gut- not terribly so, but enough to notice. I think something related to wheat or legumes, but I am honestly not sure. Frustrating, but c'est la vie. Still going to finish today and tomorrow, but as I am already planning another whole30 for May (I have a friend who needs support for hers) and planning to do a slow reintro and Paleo until then I am not going to stress it too much. How did everyone else do with the Superbowl? Mostly unscathed or are you in my Boat of Frustration sailing on the Sea of Regret?
  6. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    I just put it in the fridge, spatchcocked and all! I had Hawaiian rock salt so that's what I used, about 2 tsp. or so... do you think that's enough? We are having our neighbors over for dinner so I will let you know how rave-y we get :-) As an aside, after several hours of heavy instagram stalking, I need to know what brand of sausage you're using... it looks like some kind of kielbasa and I NEEDS IT. Day 27 in the books friends! We only have 3 more days left. What are your plans for reintro?
  7. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    @kirkorThat's easily one of my favorite movies, well played! (golf clap). @dee1314 I don't think I'll continue past the 30 days, but I do plan to switch to Paleo 80/20. This is one of the only whole30's where I am not trying to talk myself in to quitting "just a few days early"... because I don't wanna! I've been TERRIBLE the last few days about meal planning and the food boredom is definitely rearing it's obnoxious head but my philosophy has been to keep it simple. Last night was simple steamed veggies and two hot dogs. This morning, sweet potato with coconut, (not as much as it should have been) spinach and an egg. I have had a really crappy week so my life motivation is pretty low but I do feel the other benefits so I am pushing through. I can't believe we are under the one week mark... only 5 days left, whaaaaaaa? @AmisOtisIf you don't yet own a good diffuser, I highly recommend. I had a baby cold about 4 weeks ago and my diffuser was a god send. Plus, you can use them when you're not sick and they make your house smell like you baked pie even when you're mid whole30 and pieless :-) I hope you're on the upswing, I am SUPER proud of you for pushing through sickness. It is such a testament to your conviction and self control! Who's got a roasted chicken recipe that's mindblowingly delicious? I bought one in an attempt to push past boredom and then idiotically realized I have literally no idea how to cook. I could trust the google but I prefer my whole30-ers. Lay it on me!
  8. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    I loved the mayo and chili as well so it sounds like we have similar tastes :-) I will definitely have to try those coconut meatballs, though. @ShannonM816, thank you for the tip! DAY 18 FRIENDS! We only have two weekends left before we have to panic over reintro ;-) How are we feeling? Is anybody feeling that Tiger Blood magic? @Carrie4117 - comgratulations on becoming auntie! Nieces are so amazingly wonderful!
  9. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    She sure does! I've loved almost everything of hers that I've tried on past W30's but these took the cake. Even better than (gasp) guacamole! What are some of your favorites of hers?
  10. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    DAY 9 EVERYONE! AKA, the day when we most want to quit. Push through! How is everyone feeling and what have been a few favorite recipes? I tried the chicken meatballs from Mel Joulwan and OHHOLYOPRAH they were amazing. Do recommend. In my camp, I'm feeling pretty good. The detox period coincided with my natural cycle so that was rough, but I'm glad to have both out of the way. Comparatively, everything feels like smooth sailing. @AmisOtis, I am with you on the upset tummy. Very gassy and bloated, so I am cutting back a little on raw veggies and focusing on softer foods. I am starting to see the NSV's though! I slept like a baby last night and have been seeing less puffiness in the face. Feeling STOKED about the batch of homemade mayo and ghee that I made last night, and the menu possibilities this opens up. SO tasty! Keep it up everyone, I am rooting for you. Tiger Blood is around the corner!
  11. BecFreeby

    Starting Jan 8

    Hi everyone! My sister and I also started Monday- whoop for day 3! Coming in to this with a few others under my belt, some more successful than others. My approach this time is committed, but relaxed- I am going to take deep breaths and really enjoy ownership of my food and body. In the past, I have been so fixated on doing it "right" that I got very anxious about food and meals. I am very social and love to connect with people over a beautiful meal, so I am focusing on living my real life within parameters that move me closer to health with Whole30 to get me started. I am excited to have a good crew in this thread! Any body else feel like they're developing a spiritual connection to sweet potatoes? I wrap them in plastic wrap and microwave several at a time, then grab in the morning so it's nice and easy. Coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg - MMMMMMM! Especially great with an egg cup full of veggies :-) What are your favorite meals so far?
  12. Hi DCpink, hope your energy level is coming back up. What day are you on? I honestly don't usually see much of a difference until well into week 2. My "I Just Want a Nap" phase is pretty grueling, I hope you're not like me on that! Regarding restaurants, I always default to "No" unless I ask a lot of clarifying questions and make sure that I know they understand my needs. Definitely possible that the steak had a seasoning with sugar, flour or MSG and sweet potatoes might have had the same problem or a non-compliant oil, I've run into that before and it is so frustrating. I'd also ask to make sure the balsamic doesn't have sugar/sulfites, etc. I usually use a script saying that I have "allergies" or "sensitivities" and then list them out and make the server check into all of them for me. I don't mind being "that girl". Restaurants are hard, I'm sure you did your best and you'll get the hang of what questions to ask.
  13. KT1030, welcome! Glad you're feeling good, especially on day 4... that day is usually one of my hardest. It's a good call to brush your teeth, I also make sure to have some water with citrus in it. You could also try eating a serving of something starchy for dinner, like sweet potatoes, with coconut oil and cinnamon stirred in, For me, it's a good long term fat and energy source, and it's sweet and savory and helps me a lot with cravings after dinner. Hopefully it will help you too! Eating out can be hard, for sure. Have you checked out the resource they have on that? I found it helpful and it might give you some peace of mind as you navigate all the uncertainties of eating prepared food. A nice salad with olive oil and unseasoned chicken breast is usually a good fall back, with the usual "no cheese/croutons/dressings" addage. And psssshhhhhhhh to a piece of turkey with lettuce... da heck kinda meal is that?! Glad they gave you some real food the next day :-) This is my third Whole30, and while I am no expert I am happy to answer questions or provide insight to my own experiences. We'd be a good buddy team!
  14. BecFreeby

    Confused about snacks

    Hi all, Just wanted to report that I took your advice and I have seen some positive trends. I made veggie fritatta with a potato base, and each piece has about 4 eggs so it's a grip o' protein. I can't get it all down during the drive to work, I'm just not there yet and the texture stimulates my gag reflex... but I am pushing through it and it is getting easier. I make it a goal to eat at least half and wash it down with coconut milk or coffee with coconut cream to make sure I am getting fat in to get me through. I think it's starting to help, this morning I had 2/3 and felt great by the time I left at 10- hungry, but stable. I have stayed away from smoothies and will continue to do so unless it's some kind of weird emergency (which shouldn't happen as I am doing well at planning ahead and packing meals). Thanks again for taking time to help, having this community to lean on is more helpful than I can say.
  15. Hi all! I started on Monday the 6th but I would love to be in the accountability group... it really does help plus it's nice to get food inspiration from others :-) What day are you all on, and where are you from?