ShannonM816

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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Isolde41 in Success stories for overweight children?   
    @MeadowLily this isn't what the OP is asking about. I think it's safe to say everyone on this thread is concerned about making sure when people do whole30 with their kids that it doesn't go off the rails and result in the kids having the kind of messed up relationship with food many of us have struggled with, but it sounds like @Isolde41 is aware of this danger and is doing what she can to help her daughter be healthy and focus on things other than just weight. Robin's response in that linked thread was about someone trying to switch her children to this way of eating when they weren't completely on board with it. Isolde's daughter sounds like she is choosing to do this, not fighting it.
    Unfortunately, @Isolde41, I can't recall seeing specific posts about children and weight loss success. Most of the stories are from parents focused on mood, behavior, skin conditions, or other non-weight-related issues. Just reassure her that eating healthy foods and exercise like dance will make her healthier, and when we are healthy, our bodies tend to find a healthy weight. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Ada B. in Working 6 days a week   
    So ideally, you'd eat 3 meals a day, but would it help at all to have two full meals and a couple of mini meals, one eaten at work and one once you get home? Or even eat dinner at work? Other than that, all I can really think of is making sure you have food in the fridge that you can either eat cold or heat quickly so you don't need to put much thought into it once you get home, you just grab food and eat.
    Maybe some other people will weigh in as well, I'm sure we've got other people who have dealt with similar situations.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Worldismyoyster in Rural area....   
    It sounds like you've got a better handle on things now -- that's great! I love that you don't want to give up, but do remember that the whole point of this is to make you healthier, and if you start feeling overwhelmed and stressed out again, that isn't making you healthier. Not everyone gets through a Whole30 on their first try, and there's no shame in that -- as long as you keep trying to make healthier choices. Trying to be healthier and make healthier choices is not something that you can totally fix in 30 days, it's something you're going to have to work at the rest of your life, so you've got time to figure it all out. 
    I think as you learn to cook more, you'll be surprised that you'll be able to get your kids to eat a lot of the same things you eat. Maybe not everything, especially not the first time you serve something, but over time as it becomes more familiar to them, they'll be okay with eating the vegetables you eat, or that the seasonings on foods may be different because you make things like burger patties or taco meat Whole30 compliant and just let them do whatever toppings they'd normally do on them. It'll make everything a lot easier, since you won't have to buy totally separate everything for them. 
    Definitely keep coming back to the forum, let us know how it's going, let us know if you need help with things. You're not doing this all alone, you've got lots of people here who want you to succeed and will do what we can to make that happen for you.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from kirkor in Rural area....   
    I don't think you've offended people, I do think people genuinely want to be helpful, but sometimes tone is hard to pick up on in text form like this. No one is angry at you, we really are trying to offer you ideas. 
     
    Be sure when you're cooking things on the stove that it's not too hot -- unless you're searing meat or boiling water, you'll probably never turn your stove above medium. 
    Taste a little bit of your olive oil, just on its own. Does it taste okay? It'll be a little bit bitter, because olives are a little bitter, and may be what I think is called "pungent" meaning it will have a bit of -- not spiciness like jalapenos do, but kind of a little bit of a bite to it. Some oils have more of this, some less -- the one I buy is not super pungent, it is a little bitter, and the first word that I thought of when I tasted it just now to try to describe it is "fresh."  That's how a decent olive oil should taste if it's not rancid or off at all, but if you don't like the flavor of it, you're not going to like it on a lot of things. Scrambled eggs, for instance, do not have enough flavor on their own to really mask a really strong olive oil flavor, so depending on how much oil you used, that may be why you don't like them. And if the oil tastes at all rancid (it'll smell bad, and taste really super bitter), it's not good and you're just not going to get good food cooking with it. If you just really don't like olive oil, you could try a light olive oil, which won't have as strong a flavor, or see if your store has coconut oil or avocado oil at a price you're okay with and try one of those. 
    Right now, it sounds like this is a huge change for you, and now might not be the best time to start your Whole30. It may really be a good idea for you to try out a few simple recipes first, before you commit to the full 30 days. You can use the time to sort out how to cook some basics, scope out things like alternative oils, compliant marinara sauces or salsas or other things that you may be able to find at your store, maybe even ask your store to stock something for you if there's something you really think will make your Whole30 better that you just can't get. 
    If you still have some cabbage, try either this:  https://paleoleap.com/oven-roasted-garlic-cabbage/  or this if you have the spices she mentions:   https://meljoulwan.com/2017/09/11/roasted-cabbage-roses/ (just use olive oil instead of ghee).  In either case, if you only have part of the cabbage left, just reduce the amount of oil and spices, but cook it at the same temperature and same amount of time, although it's never a bad idea to keep an eye on things to make sure they don't burn.
    Tell us what kinds of vegetables you like, or what you can get at your local store (fresh or frozen or even canned), what kinds of cuts of meat you can get, and let us see if we can help you come up with ways to prepare them. 
     
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from laura1701 in Whole 5 (monday-friday)?   
    Have you read the stuff about life after Whole30 here on the website? https://whole30.com/step-four-finished
    Or the book Food Freedom Forever, if you like to have an actual book in your hands.
    There are a couple of things I'd encourage you to think about in reference to a five-on, two-off type pattern. First, sometimes if you tell yourself that it's okay to indulge a little on certain days, you decide to indulge because you can, even if you don't really think whatever you're indulging in sounds that great. There's something about the mindset you can get into where you feel like, this is my chance to have this thing that's not healthy, and by gosh, I'm going to have it, no matter what.
    The second thing I'd mention is that this doesn't account for things like your coworker making your very favorite cookies ever, from scratch, on a Monday. What do you do then? Are you going to say, my own personal rules say I only indulge on Saturday and Sunday, so I have to say no? Or switch days for the week?  Bend the rules? Wouldn't it be easier to know that if something comes up that you think is worth it, you can have it no matter what day it is? And isn't it possible you'll feel more able to turn down things that don't really sound all that special, because you know that when you do really want something, no matter what it is, or what day you want it, you can go ahead and indulge?
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from berry straw in Cannot stop my food "issues"   
    First, the biggest thing I'd recommend -- and you may have already figured this out last time you did Whole30 -- is to make sure you really make your meals match the template. It's a lot easier to not eat if you're not hungry, and it's a lot easier to know you're not hungry if you know you just ate a big meal with plenty of vegetables, protein and healthy fats. Don't be afraid to eat enough at meals to keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours at a time.
    Can you get up from your desk and walk around a bit? That's a good option if you can -- go fill up your water bottle, go outside for a few minutes, stand up and stretch, if you have something you need to tell another employee, go to their desk and tell them rather than emailing or calling. If you have something you do every day, like check the mailbox, or take a stack of papers to another part of the office, something that you have to get up and go do, try to save that for a time when you need a break.
    When you get home, start a new habit. Take a few minutes to change into comfy clothes and fuzzy slippers. Sit down and journal about your day. Meditate or pray. Stretch. Do a light workout, walk around the block. Work on a hobby. Find something that isn't food, that gives you a sense of ending your work day and moving on to your personal time. 
    I know there are people who do overcome bad food habits. I also know that for many of us, it's not a 30-day process, it's something that is ongoing. For myself, sometimes I do pretty well, and then sometimes I really, really don't. It's okay to mess up. I would be amazed if someone came here and said they did a Whole30, and suddenly every bad habit they'd ever had just went away completely, and they were eating perfectly from that moment on. That's not how it works for the vast majority of people. We have a lifetime of bad habits to overcome, it's going to take a while to change them.
    You might like the book Food Freedom Forever, it's all about how to live the rest of your life after Whole30. There are also blog posts that you can read for free about life after Whole30 that might be helpful as well, you can find many of those linked here:  https://whole30.com/step-four-finished
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Sugar free barista in Meal interval   
    Generally, we'd tell people to eat when they're hungry. Most people can learn to compose meals that keep them satisfied for 4-5 hours -- that's where that comes from -- and for most people, being able to go 4-5 hours between meals means they don't need to snack. There's no official timer for how often you need to eat, though. For anyone, if you're hungry, you eat. If it's an hour since you last ate, but for whatever reason you are hungry, eat.  That's not carte blanche to just nibble throughout the day, but there's definitely flexibility there to eat when you need to eat, based on your individual circumstances.
    You have some additional difficulties because with your schedule, it seems you're going to have to eat when you have time to eat, and that might mean that at times, you're eating when you're not hungry because if you don't eat then, you may not get another opportunity until you're very, very hungry -- and that's fine. It also means that there might be times when you have to wait longer than you'd really like to to eat, and that also is fine, although certainly keep an eye on how you're feeling and if you feel that you must eat or you're going to pass out, be sure you eat -- I'm pretty sure your employer would prefer you to eat in that circumstance. When you get used to eating this way, and you've become fat adapted, the amount of time you can go between meals might be longer, which is really convenient if it happens, but you have a job where you are much more active all day than lots of other people are, so it might not happen, because in general, if you're more active, you need more food.
    I feel like somewhere in this discussion, people started talking at cross purposes. I'm still not entirely sure this is really what you're asking about, but I kind of feel like you might be getting a little hung up on stuff that really isn't that important. The meal template, the hours between meals -- those are recommendations. As long as everything you've eaten meets the rules of the program, you'll have done a Whole30. Don't get hung up on trying to get it perfect, just be sure you follow the rules themselves, and do the best you can with the recommendations.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from laura1701 in Whole 5 (monday-friday)?   
    Have you read the stuff about life after Whole30 here on the website? https://whole30.com/step-four-finished
    Or the book Food Freedom Forever, if you like to have an actual book in your hands.
    There are a couple of things I'd encourage you to think about in reference to a five-on, two-off type pattern. First, sometimes if you tell yourself that it's okay to indulge a little on certain days, you decide to indulge because you can, even if you don't really think whatever you're indulging in sounds that great. There's something about the mindset you can get into where you feel like, this is my chance to have this thing that's not healthy, and by gosh, I'm going to have it, no matter what.
    The second thing I'd mention is that this doesn't account for things like your coworker making your very favorite cookies ever, from scratch, on a Monday. What do you do then? Are you going to say, my own personal rules say I only indulge on Saturday and Sunday, so I have to say no? Or switch days for the week?  Bend the rules? Wouldn't it be easier to know that if something comes up that you think is worth it, you can have it no matter what day it is? And isn't it possible you'll feel more able to turn down things that don't really sound all that special, because you know that when you do really want something, no matter what it is, or what day you want it, you can go ahead and indulge?
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Sugar free barista in Meal interval   
    Generally, we'd tell people to eat when they're hungry. Most people can learn to compose meals that keep them satisfied for 4-5 hours -- that's where that comes from -- and for most people, being able to go 4-5 hours between meals means they don't need to snack. There's no official timer for how often you need to eat, though. For anyone, if you're hungry, you eat. If it's an hour since you last ate, but for whatever reason you are hungry, eat.  That's not carte blanche to just nibble throughout the day, but there's definitely flexibility there to eat when you need to eat, based on your individual circumstances.
    You have some additional difficulties because with your schedule, it seems you're going to have to eat when you have time to eat, and that might mean that at times, you're eating when you're not hungry because if you don't eat then, you may not get another opportunity until you're very, very hungry -- and that's fine. It also means that there might be times when you have to wait longer than you'd really like to to eat, and that also is fine, although certainly keep an eye on how you're feeling and if you feel that you must eat or you're going to pass out, be sure you eat -- I'm pretty sure your employer would prefer you to eat in that circumstance. When you get used to eating this way, and you've become fat adapted, the amount of time you can go between meals might be longer, which is really convenient if it happens, but you have a job where you are much more active all day than lots of other people are, so it might not happen, because in general, if you're more active, you need more food.
    I feel like somewhere in this discussion, people started talking at cross purposes. I'm still not entirely sure this is really what you're asking about, but I kind of feel like you might be getting a little hung up on stuff that really isn't that important. The meal template, the hours between meals -- those are recommendations. As long as everything you've eaten meets the rules of the program, you'll have done a Whole30. Don't get hung up on trying to get it perfect, just be sure you follow the rules themselves, and do the best you can with the recommendations.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Sugar free barista in Meal interval   
    Generally, we'd tell people to eat when they're hungry. Most people can learn to compose meals that keep them satisfied for 4-5 hours -- that's where that comes from -- and for most people, being able to go 4-5 hours between meals means they don't need to snack. There's no official timer for how often you need to eat, though. For anyone, if you're hungry, you eat. If it's an hour since you last ate, but for whatever reason you are hungry, eat.  That's not carte blanche to just nibble throughout the day, but there's definitely flexibility there to eat when you need to eat, based on your individual circumstances.
    You have some additional difficulties because with your schedule, it seems you're going to have to eat when you have time to eat, and that might mean that at times, you're eating when you're not hungry because if you don't eat then, you may not get another opportunity until you're very, very hungry -- and that's fine. It also means that there might be times when you have to wait longer than you'd really like to to eat, and that also is fine, although certainly keep an eye on how you're feeling and if you feel that you must eat or you're going to pass out, be sure you eat -- I'm pretty sure your employer would prefer you to eat in that circumstance. When you get used to eating this way, and you've become fat adapted, the amount of time you can go between meals might be longer, which is really convenient if it happens, but you have a job where you are much more active all day than lots of other people are, so it might not happen, because in general, if you're more active, you need more food.
    I feel like somewhere in this discussion, people started talking at cross purposes. I'm still not entirely sure this is really what you're asking about, but I kind of feel like you might be getting a little hung up on stuff that really isn't that important. The meal template, the hours between meals -- those are recommendations. As long as everything you've eaten meets the rules of the program, you'll have done a Whole30. Don't get hung up on trying to get it perfect, just be sure you follow the rules themselves, and do the best you can with the recommendations.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from AnnBland in Day 10 food aversions   
    Day 10 and 11 are the days when most people want to quit. I can't explain why, but it's pretty common, so that might be some of what's going on here. Most people do go through some food boredom at some point, and just a general feeling of "I don't want to do this anymore" is pretty common.
    I have never been pregnant, so I don't have personal experience of food aversions, but my understanding is they can be bad, and even Melissa Hartwig, when she was pregnant, couldn't stay 100% compliant, because there were things that she just couldn't eat. Here's an article about it:  https://whole30.com/2013/01/pregnancy-and-food-aversions/
    If that's what is going on, it might be that now isn't the right time for a true whole30, because you need to eat, for yourself, for the tiny human you're growing, and for the toddler you're breastfeeding.
    If you do want to try to stay Whole30, look at what you're craving and see if you can figure out a way to have something similar.  For spaghetti, you could do spaghetti squash with sauce,  or if you think it's more that you want something really carby, maybe top a baked potato or sweet potato with a meaty spaghetti sauce or chili. 
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    ShannonM816 reacted to Nicole Lee in I want to quit or cry or both   
    I threw my scale in a dumpster yesterday. I feel like my entire whole30 purpose was to get to this moment. The greatest NSV of all time! I am finally free  
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from RandiW in Day 22 and I just realized my mistake.   
    The 22 days you've already put in were definitely not wasted, you still did amazing things for your health by eating good foods. You were already thinking of continuing on, so hang in there and keep going. That pastry is not going to make you feel better in the long run. This is the part of Whole30 where you get the opportunity to work on changing your relationship with food and look at why you think pastry is comforting, and what else you could do instead for comfort. Coming here and posting was great. If you feel you still need to do more, what would help? Do you want to yell and scream about this? Do that! It's okay to be angry and upset. Maybe exercise would male you feel better, or meditation, or working on a hobby, or a bubble bath. Do whatever helps you to move on from this and keep going.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from AnitaC in Help me make softer meatballs!   
    Or just use it mashed/pureed.
    You could try the cream of tartar/baking soda trick that Mel Joulwan uses here:   http://meljoulwan.com/2014/03/27/gyoza-meatballs/  (also, she's got a ton of meatball recipes, if you ever want to branch out and try new flavors).
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from berry straw in Cannot stop my food "issues"   
    First, the biggest thing I'd recommend -- and you may have already figured this out last time you did Whole30 -- is to make sure you really make your meals match the template. It's a lot easier to not eat if you're not hungry, and it's a lot easier to know you're not hungry if you know you just ate a big meal with plenty of vegetables, protein and healthy fats. Don't be afraid to eat enough at meals to keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours at a time.
    Can you get up from your desk and walk around a bit? That's a good option if you can -- go fill up your water bottle, go outside for a few minutes, stand up and stretch, if you have something you need to tell another employee, go to their desk and tell them rather than emailing or calling. If you have something you do every day, like check the mailbox, or take a stack of papers to another part of the office, something that you have to get up and go do, try to save that for a time when you need a break.
    When you get home, start a new habit. Take a few minutes to change into comfy clothes and fuzzy slippers. Sit down and journal about your day. Meditate or pray. Stretch. Do a light workout, walk around the block. Work on a hobby. Find something that isn't food, that gives you a sense of ending your work day and moving on to your personal time. 
    I know there are people who do overcome bad food habits. I also know that for many of us, it's not a 30-day process, it's something that is ongoing. For myself, sometimes I do pretty well, and then sometimes I really, really don't. It's okay to mess up. I would be amazed if someone came here and said they did a Whole30, and suddenly every bad habit they'd ever had just went away completely, and they were eating perfectly from that moment on. That's not how it works for the vast majority of people. We have a lifetime of bad habits to overcome, it's going to take a while to change them.
    You might like the book Food Freedom Forever, it's all about how to live the rest of your life after Whole30. There are also blog posts that you can read for free about life after Whole30 that might be helpful as well, you can find many of those linked here:  https://whole30.com/step-four-finished
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from AnitaC in Help me make softer meatballs!   
    Or just use it mashed/pureed.
    You could try the cream of tartar/baking soda trick that Mel Joulwan uses here:   http://meljoulwan.com/2014/03/27/gyoza-meatballs/  (also, she's got a ton of meatball recipes, if you ever want to branch out and try new flavors).
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    ShannonM816 reacted to quitequaint in Day 22 and I just realized my mistake.   
    After I wrote my post, I got into my car and headed to my local gluten-free bakery. Half-way there, I realized I really didn't need a pastry. My craving had subsided, so I immediately turned back around. I took a walk around my neighborhood instead and just being outside helped. That was a major win for me against my relentless sugar dragon! My habits truly are changing, slowly but surely, and I can't give up now! Thank you so much for your support.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from renee529 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    There have definitely been people who have done Whole30 after weight loss surgery -- google Whole30 weight loss surgery to pull up old discussions if you want to read more, or someone may pop in here with more information.
     
    In general, there's no reason why you shouldn't do a Whole30 if you can eat meat, vegetables, and healthy fats, although you will probably have to ignore the usual instruction to eat three meals a day, no snacks, as you probably can't eat as much at one meal as someone who hasn't had the surgery. If that's the case for you, you'll need to make sure that, however many meals you need to eat a day, they consist of a mix of protein, vegetable, and fat, with occasional servings of fruit with your meal. You'll also want to ensure that over the course of a day, you eat at least the equivalent of three minimum-sized template meals (one template meal would be 1-2 palm-sized servings of protein, 1-2 thumb-sized servings of fat, and 2-3 cups of vegetables). 
     
    In other words, if what you can comfortably eat at a meal is 1/2 a palm-sized serving of protein, 1/2 a thumb sized serving of fat, and 1-2 cups of vegetables, you'd need to eat six times a day to be sure you met at least the minimum amount of food you need. Make sense? If you can eat more, that's fine too, I'm just basing that on the fact that most people who do have wls usually can't eat full-sized meals at one time, but as an adult human being, you still need to be sure you get enough food throughout the day.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from purplepadres in Loss of Appetite (2nd Whole30)   
    Sometimes the loss of appetite thing happens, but you do need to be sure you're eating. Not eating can sometimes lead to continuing to not feel hungry, which just perpetuates the problem. Stress could cause you to be less hungry, and some medications or illnesses could also cause it. If it was related to the flu or anything you were taking for it, you'd expect it to be clearing up pretty soon now.
    In general, try to think of anything that does sound good to eat. Are you the type that likes familiar foods most of the time -- if so, make some of those. If you think this is at all food boredom and you're tired of the same things all the time, now would be the time to look for some new recipes with new flavors you might not have tried before. (www.meljoulwan.com is a good source of mostly Whole30 recipes with a focus on spices and flavors)
    Whatever type of food you think you could eat, I'd recommend that you eat within an hour of waking up in the morning, and then eat something every 4-5 hours after that (obviously, if you're hungry between meals, it's fine to eat -- but if you continue to not really feel hungry, set a timer and eat something).  
    If you feel like your workouts are not helping you be healthier right at this moment -- if you think your time might be better spent getting more rest, or doing just some gentle stretching, or hiking/getting outdoors somewhere -- consider taking a break from them, especially if you're truly not eating enough to fuel them. If you feel like they are doing you good, if you physically feel better doing them than you would not, that's fine, but do try to add some post-workout food, a few bites of lean protein at least. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from chrisg16 in Starting my first Whole30 on January 22nd!   
    Be sure you're adding fat to your meals. In general pick one or two options from the meal template in addition to any oil you cook in. 
    Also, remember that it is okay to have starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips, rutabagas, butternut or acorn or other winter squashes. Most people do well with a fist-sized serving at one meal a day, but people who are very active, who are prone to depression or anxiety, or women who are nursing, pregnant, or in the week or so leading up to their period often need more. 
    You shouldn't depend on nuts or seeds as your main fat source, but you can occasionally add them for a little crunch. For instance, add pecans or walnuts in a chicken salad, make something like these green beans, or just top your food with your favorite toasted nuts. 
    Commercially prepared chips are out, but you could make your own kale chips or zucchini chips or really chips from whatever vegetable you like by baking them in the oven -- google for instructions and just be sure you use compliant seasonings and oils.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Worldismyoyster in Whole30 fast and easy need help asap!   
    It's probably too late now if you were in the middle of cooking, but I would've added it to the skillet when I put the onion and pepper back in at the end. I'm not sure what was truly intended, though.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from AnitaC in Crushed garlic in a jar with glucose   
    It's not as good as fresh, but when I'm in a hurry, I use garlic powder and onion powder instead.
    You can also chop and freeze onions, garlic, and other vegetables you use often -- Google each type of veggie and look for instructions. Here's one I found for doing a bunch if garlic at once:  https://www.theyummylife.com/Mince_Freeze_Garlic
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Josiekk in Cold and/or flu for entire whole30... day 17   
    If he's exhausted, are you sure he's eating enough? Remember that his servings will be based on his hand size, not yours, and that for everyone, the meal template suggests a range -- so 1-2 palm-sized portions of protein, 1-2 servings of fat (generally, in addition to what you cook in), and then fill up your plate with vegetables.
    Maybe make him some Whole30 "comfort food" -- chicken soup (I like this one with ginger and garlic:  https://www.stupideasypaleo.com/2014/08/17/healing-chicken-soup-paleo-whole30/), baked potato or sweet potato with ghee or coconut oil and salt, stew, roast. Something warm and comforting and filling.
    We all know logically that eating crappy food won't really help anything, but for many of us, it's our way to comfort ourselves, and that could've started back in childhood, when being sick meant getting special foods that now we associate with making us feel better. We know it's not really true, but it can be really hard to overcome that habit.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Josiekk in Cold and/or flu for entire whole30... day 17   
    If he's exhausted, are you sure he's eating enough? Remember that his servings will be based on his hand size, not yours, and that for everyone, the meal template suggests a range -- so 1-2 palm-sized portions of protein, 1-2 servings of fat (generally, in addition to what you cook in), and then fill up your plate with vegetables.
    Maybe make him some Whole30 "comfort food" -- chicken soup (I like this one with ginger and garlic:  https://www.stupideasypaleo.com/2014/08/17/healing-chicken-soup-paleo-whole30/), baked potato or sweet potato with ghee or coconut oil and salt, stew, roast. Something warm and comforting and filling.
    We all know logically that eating crappy food won't really help anything, but for many of us, it's our way to comfort ourselves, and that could've started back in childhood, when being sick meant getting special foods that now we associate with making us feel better. We know it's not really true, but it can be really hard to overcome that habit.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from elle_oh_elle in Can I have Primal Kitchen Ranch dressing?   
    Yes, this is fine.