Ausgirl

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    Ausgirl reacted to GlennR in Just found out my multi vitamin is non-compliant   
    I'm sorry, Ausgirl, but I'm glad you're taking it in stride!
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    Ausgirl reacted to Physibeth in Just found out my multi vitamin is non-compliant   
    Hey, so after discussing this with other moderators it appears I spoke incorrectly. For dairy, soy, and gluten our official recommendation is to restart or add days to your Whole30 to have 30 completely clean days.  Your multivitamin also had dairy in it so that was a double reason to restart
     
    Again as Chris said this doesn't mean it has been a waste but we would highly recommend you get 30 completely clean days. 
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from Physibeth in Just found out my multi vitamin is non-compliant   
    I do live in a gluten free house so that would be pretty easy actually. Good idea!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from GlennR in Just found out my multi vitamin is non-compliant   
    Ok thanks. I am definitely still doing it until the end of the 30 days. Not going to let a multivitamin stop me!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from tahoecorgilover in Day 10- Ready to Quit!   
    Also get the Nom Nom book!
    I find all the time in the kitchen hard and that's coming from someone who cooked a lot previously and enjoyed it. It's hard work. I am day 12 and also don't feel different and have been unwell to boot... But sticking with it
    It's normal to have good and bad days. I also get the daily emails which I have found helpful.
    Good luck!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from Rachaussie in Any Aussies in here   
    Yes me! I am in Melbourne.
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    Ausgirl reacted to Rachaussie in Starting Whole30 tomorrow (May 19th)   
    I'm in australia and I started today I'm excited to be doing it
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    Ausgirl reacted to Rachaussie in Any Aussies in here   
    Hi I'm from miles qld is there any Aussie in this forum
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    Ausgirl reacted to mumontherun in Day 17 - Thursday 22nd May 2014 : Eggs again? Groan...   
    Hi All
     
    I'm on day 17 and I think I've hit the 'oh no, not eggs for breakfast AGAIN' stage! I've been having 2 eggs most mornings and varying cooking methods and veggies/fruit that I serve along side.....was doing OK with that but this morning I made a spinach omelette and was really looking forward to it. Took one bite, chewed and spat it out. Literally couldn't eat it! Tried adding a tad more seasoning but nope....just couldn't do it! No time to make anything else so it was just black coffee for me. Any suggestions lovely people?
     
    Thanks
     
    Maria.
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from GreenThumbGal in May 12 Start Date   
    I second the sweet potato hash!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from GreenThumbGal in May 12 Start Date   
    I second the sweet potato hash!
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    Ausgirl reacted to Joolz65 in Day 7 and not feeling any different?   
    We are on day 17 now and although we haven't had a 'tiger blood' transformation I think we are feeling considerably better than before we started.  My face is tighter, not a bonus I was expecting, my stomach is flatter, I don't feel bunged up in the morning, again not something I was looking for and feeling stronger mentally.  My husband has been performing better at the gym and is loving the meals.  I am looking forward to day 31 to get on the scales, and we will definitely be continuing with the changes we have made.  I wasn't that convinced on day 7 after feeling rubbish for a few days!
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    Ausgirl reacted to BecFreeby in Day 7 and not feeling any different?   
    Reading this gave me renewed hope, I am on Day 5 and still in the "crummy" phase- I am so looking forward to all the benefits!  Bring it on!
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    Ausgirl reacted to GreenThumbGal in May 12 Start Date   
    I'm feeling pretty good! Noticing a teeny difference in how my pants fit already. Breakfast remains my biggest challenge - still need to find some quick or make-ahead solutions but still allow for some variety (I essentially ate the same thing for breakfast four days last week). I've given up on coffee entirely. I'm just not enjoying it without my coconut sugar, and I even tried the Bulletproof Coffee + Immersion Blender to no avail. It's no big deal - I'll just stick with hot tea. I've navigated eating out at restaurants twice now, with good success. I'm sure there were probably teeny bits of "forbidden" things hiding there somewhere but it's kind of unavoidable. Sugar is probably what I'm missing most. Maybe cheese a little bit too.
     
    Definitely appreciating the change in mindset this month will bring! Everything on my plate should have a reason to be there and not just be a "filler". As in..."I'm having rice because I can't think of anything else to have." I will certainly have a deeper appreciation for a wide variety of vegetables at the end of this process.
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from GreenThumbGal in May 12 Start Date   
    It is Day 8 for us all!  How is everyone going?
     
    Weekend was tough (wine o'clock in particular!) but feeling ok again now.  Not feeling much different but just read the timeline and that seems to be pretty normal.  Getting a bit over all the cooking prep but luckily my husband does lots of it so its not all down to me!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from Ahavah in Eek I start tomorrow!! -- Support group?   
    I am starting on the 12th as well (almost a day ahead of you though as I am in Australia!).
     
    Day 1 going well so far but will need all the support I can get!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from Ahavah in Newbie Starting May 12   
    May 12 is my first day too!  Already mid-morning here in Australia....
     
    I didn't realise I couldn't plan for snacks.  I have made some veggie snack packs which I have brought to work with me.  If I don't eat them before, I will have them as part of lunch.  I am worried about getting hungry at work and not having anything I can eat so I thought that was a better strategy than having nothing.
     
    Is having a piece of fruit between meals a no-no?
     
    Had a long black instead of a latte today.. was not as bad as I had feared!
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    Ausgirl reacted to GFChris in Newbie Starting May 12   
    The idea, as GlennR stated, is to get to a place where meals satiate you for 4-5 hours.
     
    You don't want to snack out of habit or boredom, nor graze all day.
     
    If you find you are genuinely hungry in between meals (hungry = you could eat steamed fish and broccoli), have a mini meal containing a protein and fat.
     
    Save your 1-2 daily servings of fruit to enjoy with or immediately after meals only.
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    Ausgirl reacted to TDC in Is this going to be expensive?   
    My paradigm is a bit skewed as I am only cooking for myself and my boyfriend and we're young and fairly carefree so saving is the last thing on my mind, and we don't have a mortgage or loans or any outgoings other than rent and bills so I totally understand that if you have a family and other financial strains, eating this way is dauntingly expensive.
     
    Having said that, I earn fairly low by London standards and was getting to the end of the month with zero money every month before I started the Whole30 so I was quite worried. I STILL get to the end of every month with zero money but I don't get into debt so it's clear that I don't spend more on food.
     
    I think the biggest shift for me has been that FOOD and HEALTH have become number one concerns for me and I'm happy to spend the money on it. As a consequence, other things become less important. I don't wear much makeup anymore (I used to wear makeup everyday, even if it was just a small amount of mascara). I think it's partly because I'd rather spend my time in the morning getting a good breakfast and lunch and partly because I don't feel I need to wear makeup so often. This isn't a conscious thing but I just don't look at my face in the morning and think 'ughh'.
     
    Likewise I don't use much toiletries anymore: I've stopped using face wash, I use soap rather than shower gel. I started using vinegar as a hair rinse instead of shampoo but I didn't get on with it so I've gone back to using shampoo. I also started making my own toothpaste using a recipe I found online but I've gone back to using normal toothpaste as I've run out of the other stuff and haven't got round to making a new batch.
     
    I don't use tampons anymore as I use a mooncup and I use vinegar to clean the surfaces around the house.
     
    Basically what I'm trying to say is changing the way I eat has changed my mindset about a lot of things. Health has been forced forward as my number 1 priority which means a lot of things other than just my eating has changed, and I think that does have a knock on effect on the budget in a way that is difficult to comprehend until months, even years down the line. It will take a long time to notice this because it won't happen just after your first, or second Whole30 as it's a gradual mindset change that I've experienced. I don't consciously make different decisions about things but I clearly do! I don't FEEL like I spend less money on toiletries and so on, but I must do as I haven't been to the chemist to buy makeup and cleanser and other stuff for yonks. 
     
    I've just re-read my first paragraph and when I think about the 'dauntingly expensive' aspect of it I really can't wrap my head around thinking that grains, wheat and other stuff are worth buying simply because they help to bring the grocery bill down. That's the extent to which my mindset has changed, and I'm sure yours will. Yes it might be more expensive at first, but you will somehow make it happen because at the end of the day, chronic illness and early death is more expensive, not just in monetary terms but in quality of life terms -- you cannot put a price on being the most healthy, wonderful mum, dad, brother, sister, lover, child, friend, colleague...
     
    Finally, you cannot put a price on looking in the mirror and thinking: this is the best version of me that I have been for years. 
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    Ausgirl reacted to praxisproject in Any other Australians?   
    Good luck If you want to eat out, you can get a lovely Whole30 meal at Palate restaurant (only thing to watch out for is butter).
     
    [edit: also avoid the new "coconut latte" - the coconut milk they use is full of grains and crap]
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from praxisproject in Any other Australians?   
    Hi - I am in Melbourne and my husband and I are starting the Whole 30 on May 12th.  Have been doing a fair bit of planning but know it will still be hard!  Wish us luck.
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from Dirty30 in Anyone starting on May 12th?   
    Hi!
    My husband and I are in Melbourne, Australia and are starting our first Whole 30 on May 12.
    I agreed to do it to keep him company (he is more
    motivated as he is gluten and dairy intolerant) but have read some books and recipes and am now looking forward to it.
    Dreading not having my morning latte though, or a sweet treat in the evening.
    Would be great to find others to share the journey with as I am sure it won't be easy!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from GoJo09 in Anyone starting on May 12th?   
    Thanks for the reply!  Yes we are already trying out some recipes from Well Fed (Pad Thai and the meatballs with zoodles are favourites!) so we will have some "go-to" recipes when we start.
     
    Will definitely have many CBF days - we have a toddler and he works full-time and me 4 days so time is precious!  Think we will do the big Sunday cook up to help, and we have a slow cooker thank god!
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from praxisproject in Any other Australians?   
    Hi - I am in Melbourne and my husband and I are starting the Whole 30 on May 12th.  Have been doing a fair bit of planning but know it will still be hard!  Wish us luck.
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    Ausgirl got a reaction from GoJo09 in Anyone starting on May 12th?   
    Thanks for the reply!  Yes we are already trying out some recipes from Well Fed (Pad Thai and the meatballs with zoodles are favourites!) so we will have some "go-to" recipes when we start.
     
    Will definitely have many CBF days - we have a toddler and he works full-time and me 4 days so time is precious!  Think we will do the big Sunday cook up to help, and we have a slow cooker thank god!