trezkholl0806 reacted to Delaine Ross in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...
Thank you for this!
They have this conversation with the TJ's cashier (and this was yesterday)
Me: do you have Larabars?
Cashier: yes, many kinds. Do you want me to hold your place in line while you run over?
Me: No. Thank you but I can't have them right now.
Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
Me: I know, but I have an unhealthy psychological relationship with them. They feel like dessert.
Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
trezkholl0806 reacted to citymom in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...
This thread made me laugh so hard!!!!
...when you check for sugar free bacon EVERY time you go to the grocery store, even though you were just there 2 days ago and they didn't have any.
...when you bring your own kale to a BBQ at a friends house to make kale chips to eat with your lettuce burger.
trezkholl0806 reacted to Emily in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...
This is an awesome thread!
-- they know what carageen, soy lecithin, kohlrabi, and chard are
-- they don't complain about feeling bloated or lethargic
-- they are really disappointed when spaghetti squash is out of season and thrilled when strawberries come into season
-- they find themself standing in front of the refrigerator saying "man I wish I had a cauliflower!"
-- an egg is warming on their counter because they are going to make mayo
trezkholl0806 reacted to jhmomi in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...
... they bring a tupperware container to the gym for their post workout snack.
... they specifically tell their waiter they want their meat dry grilled with no butter, no oil and no seasoning.
... they have 10 cans of coconut milk in their shopping cart at TJ's.
... they go to a restaurant and ask for a salad with no cheese, no dressing, no croutons, and no candied pecans. And they brought their own dressing.
OK people lets have some fun. What else can you come up with?
trezkholl0806 reacted to bceagle1989 in Liking Whole30 but missing wine, cheese, and rice - Advice needed
Tip on sushi...if you are stuck without a soy substitute, try a lemon squeezed over the top. Did it lasy night with my sashimi and it helped "jazz up" my fresh yet boring salmon & tuna. Coupled with a mound of steamed veggies and an avocado, it wasn't a bad night out.
I've heard coconut aminos work well?
trezkholl0806 reacted to Robin Strathdee in Liking Whole30 but missing wine, cheese, and rice - Advice needed
Congratulations on finishing strong!
There's a good chance that your body just did not like the wine. If it's something that's really important to you, you can experiment a bit and see what sits well with you.
Hard cheeses tend to be easier on the stomach than softer cheeses because they contain less lactose. I'd start there and work toward the softer cheeses.
White rice is fairly benign but the amount of starch can cause bloating for some folks. Be aware of that and enjoy your sushi
trezkholl0806 reacted to Jinkse21 in reintro seed oils, carrageenan? SWYPO during reintro?
Kroger's Simple Truth Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk does not have carrageenan either. Their website says that It does have sunflower lecithin which I try to avoidd lecithins but I don't remember the container I bought having that as an ingredient or else I wouldn't have bought it.
I bought a nut milk bag to try making my own almond milk when things start to slow down in the next few weeks. Can't wait for just pure goodness!
trezkholl0806 reacted to Veggie Girl in reintro seed oils, carrageenan? SWYPO during reintro?
I don't know if you're still following this, but no need to be sad after all. The commercial almond milk I drink (Silk brand pure almond milk unsweetened original flavor from the refrigerator case) has no carrageenan! (ingredients filtered water, almonds, sea salt, locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, and natural flavor.). So I'm sure its not as good for you as homemade, but for a post whole-30 I'm feeling ok about it. Hope you will too.
trezkholl0806 reacted to Tom Denham in What are the "rules" for re-intro of food types?
Try reintroducing dairy at three meals for a day and then eat Whole30 again for 2-3 days while watching for symptoms. Then reintroduce legumes several times in a day, then eat Whole30 again for 2-3 days while watching for symptoms. Then try grains... If you don't observe any symptoms, you should be good to go with Indian food. If you have problems with one or more food groups, you at least know what you are facing.
If you just reintroduce Indian food, you won't know what specifically causes you problems, if any, but if you test one thing at a time, you will at least know.
trezkholl0806 reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.
Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:
Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):
Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
trezkholl0806 reacted to sjosey77 in Weird cravings that the brain makes you think you need.....
Trek, don't be afraid....just be aware. If you have ever liked any food at any point in your life, or in Carlaccini's case any non-special foods included then you are in for it. Welp, that about summed it up!
Actually it is a cool experience to see 1. if you can eat that clean for 30 days. 2. that you mind is a powerful tool (some more than others) and can be used for good or evil. and 3. that what we eat has such an effect on us and how we deal with situations, live, cope, etc etc.
Man, I still want that poptart......
trezkholl0806 got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Weird cravings that the brain makes you think you need.....
OH no.... I'm scared... haha... I just started my first W30!
trezkholl0806 reacted to KellyPete in Meal Log and Daily Musings for my first Whole30
5 things I would never have experienced without Whole30:
1. zucchini noodles with coconut oil and garlic
2. eggs cooked in coconut oil with salt and pepper
3. roasted cabbage
5. balsamic vinaigrette
So, if nothing else, I thank Whole30 for giving me the chance to taste these delicious combinations! So gooooood!
trezkholl0806 reacted to lisawhip in Needing Breakfast Inspiration
Sometimes I do this:
Fry two pieces of (compliant) bacon. Remove from pan. In the grease, sautÃ© kale, chard, spinach, turnip greens, whatever. I keep bags of frozen handy for this. Put the greens in a bowl, crumble bacon on top, fry or poach two eggs so that they are still a little runny. Top greens with eggs, hit it with some guac and hotsauce if you want.
But I can only handle this once or twice a week.
Other things I have tried that were good:
- A crepe-like omelet with ground flax seeds and eggs. I just fill it with leftover meat and veg.
- "Hash" -- leftover sweet potato, chopped chicken (or whatever leftover meat), and maybe some apple, cooked in bacon grease with a little cinnamon and sage.
- Scrambled eggs topped with a really great tomato sauce.
- Bacon, almond butter, and banana lettuce wraps.
- Omelet with pesto.
Usually, though, I end up eating leftovers or scrambled eggs, avocado, and whatever vegetable I have handy. It can be easy to get in a rut.