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  1. Yes, it becomes a bit overwhelming. I'm doing legumes first because I don't eat them that much anyway, so I don't think they're the problem. With non-gluten grains, I'll probably do rice first and then corn separately - those are the two that I eat the most frequently. Then dairy, then gluten will be last.
  2. I have done a few but I need to do a slow roll reintroduction. I have never had a ton of immediate effects when I add things back in, but over time my reflux gets bad and moods become much more variable. I'd like to pinpoint whether it's just processed carbs in general, the combination of carbs and dairy,, is it something specific or is it just the combination of certain things over time?
  3. Day 29, can you guys believe it? I feel like I've kind of been coasting the last week, it hasn't seemed as hard but I also think I'm not sticking to the meal template quite as well as I should be (filling the plate with veggies can be challenging). I'm having mixed feelings about reintroduction. While I haven't exactly felt tiger blood, my mood is significantly more stable, and my sleep is better (at least, when I can manage to get myself in bed on time). I've done multiple rounds before and eventually just go back to my old habits, so I'm really trying to be more introspective about how
  4. I hear you on this. It's gotten a lot easier to just throw something together out of what's in the fridge, but I'm also feeling kind of blah with meals lately. I had a couple cooking fails yesterday, which sucks because I'm not going to throw out food just because I'm not happy with it. The one exception with that is the roasted butternut I made with dinner last night that tasted like dish soap - not eating that. I think I hadn't rinsed the pan or the silicone mat well enough when I did the dishes. It was the last two squash from my summer garden so it was really disappointing. My cold i
  5. So funny, same thing happened to me this morning—2 days early. I’m feeling crappy because I have a cold but hoping once my cycle is over and I’ve kicked this virus I’ll be feeling amazing! I made a big pot of chicken veggie soup the other day and that’s been 50% of my meals this week. Just needing that comfort food.
  6. Hate to admit it, but weight loss (or at least, kicking off healthier habits that can lead to weight loss) was a secondary goal for me too. I think I've probably dropped the extra holiday pounds but would like to lose some of the extra weight I've been carrying ever since I had my kids. I like that the standard response from the W30 people on that is that if you have weight to lose, you will likely lose some. And that rapid weight loss is never sustainable. It's hard to remind myself of that but it is true.
  7. Halfway there, woo hoo! Things have been okay. Cravings have been minimal but we've been in a bit of a recipe rut. Wing night Friday was great - I tossed the wings in arrowroot flour with a few seasonings, put them in the air fryer for about 15 minutes, then tossed them in the Primal buffalo sauce, and put them in for another few minutes - delicious. Other than that I've been underwhelmed with what we're cooking. Last night I had my first food dream, but it was about alcohol. I was with a friend who currently lives in Honduras and figured it was fine to have a few drinks with her since sh
  8. @KalinaM the kids are having pizza and I’m making wings for movie night. So excited!
  9. I highly recommend the following blogs for recipe ideas - these are some of my go-tos. Most have Whole30 specific recipe sections.
  10. 10 days down, guys! I am also feeling kind of blah today. I think I might have a sensitivity to avocado, I am not a huge fan of them to start with but every once in a while I’ll have some. And I recall a couple of instances in the past when they have not sit right in my stomach. Well, the past few days I’ve been adding avocado as a fat source. This morning I had some on my breakfast hash (that I’ve eaten two times prior with no incident) and almost immediately got a stomach ache and pressure headache. Weird. I’ll be avoiding avocado from here out. We did a good job cooking large enough m
  11. Oh! One more post from me, something I'm pretty proud of. Our front yard is pretty small and until last winter had a very large maple tree in it. We had to take it down because we figured out is was hollow inside, so it was a in danger of falling on the house. The yard is south facing, so I turned the whole thing into a vegetable garden last year. It was a TON of work, and I grew way more than we could eat, but I froze a ton of stuff that we're making use of now. Last night I made sweet potato coins out of the smaller purple sweet potatoes, and I have blanched swiss chard in the freezer that w
  12. We do family pizza and movie night on Fridays too! How do you make your wings? I've got the primal buffalo sauce in the pantry and am looking for some ways to use it. I want to do the buffalo chicken lettuce wraps I keep hearing about, but we have two bottles (because Costco) and wings sound like a great option. @Artemis22 that is a major achievement. I have similar issues, for me it's "treating" myself when I have some time away from my kids. They're six and three, and my three year old is a handful. Amazing and funny and smart...but she's a lot. So when I have an afternoon to myself
  13. I’ve been averaging 6-6.5 hours of sleep per night this week so in this case, it really is just that I’m not sleeping enough. Or it is the main factor, anyway. Gotta do better!
  14. @KalinaM following back up on this question, now that I've had the mayo a few more times. I'm not sure I like it on its own - it's thicker and saltier than homemade mayo and most other store-bought brands. I could happily eat homemade mayo on a spoon by itself, but not this. That said, it does make a good base for making different sauces. I've mixed it with chili crunch oil for a spicy ailoi and with lemon and minced garlic for something more tangy.
  15. How is everyone doing on Day 5 (ish...not sure if we're all exactly on the same schedule)? My sugar headache is pretty much gone but I'm super tired. I don't think it's necessarily W30 related, maybe, but I have not gotten enough hours of sleep most nights this week and it's taking a toll. I've got some pretty heavy family stuff going on and that's been weighing on me in the evenings after kids are in bed, when I finally have time to think. I've been having a hard time just getting my brain to turn off. The good news is that I've slept soundly once I do finally get to bed, so that's a pos