Britishgal

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    Britishgal got a reaction from KBlack in December 27th Start Date   
    I’m starting another round tomorrow too...I gave no idea how many I’ve done plus I stick to it quite closely normally (except dairy...I always add that back!) but I have been really ill the last half of this year (I have arthritis) and everything has fallen by the wayside, I’ve put in a couple of stone, my skin is horribly dry and I’m exhausted all the time.
    So it’s time I think.
    i want to start reintroducing exercise slowly too (ballet barre/floor exercises are my fav)as it’s been a while but now I have my drs permission!
     
    I’m looking forward to not being so tired...and not eating all the rubbish I’ve fallen back into! Plus my 9 year old is doing it with me this time outside of school hours  and the days he’s at his dad’s...I think he’s worried about me 
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    Britishgal got a reaction from newwhole30er in Whole30 on a MAJOR Budget?   
    I do whole30 on a tiny budget for both my son and I. I'm a single mum in a pricey country so it's not easy but it is doable.
    I cook things I've always cooked but whole30fied, I cook big pots of chili or stews or sauces for courgette "pasta" heavily bulked out with veg and whole chickens etc. I don't do whole30 recipes because I don't want to rush out and buy ingredients I may never use again! I shop in aldi mainly as it is very cheap, I make stock a lot, eat a lot of mince and cheap cuts of meat that need slow stewing, make cauliflower rice to bulk things out even further and rarely eat out anymore so that saves money!
    I'm saving for my first car too...at 40...
    Oh and I've never bought most if the things in most people's whole30 lists....can't find it afford coconut aminos or such things...
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    Britishgal got a reaction from Clare_S in Mixing up recipes for a second whole30   
    I love mashed cauliflower but not on its own on top of a pie...I mix half and half with mashed potato too (or half mashed carrot and half potato...or half mashed swede and half potato).
    To add even more veg to any mince based sauce or pie base I add loads of finely chopped mushrooms in with the mince...it was a thrifty trick my nanna taught my mother who taught me to bulk out the expensive meat but I do it to add veg in rather than to save money per se
    She was a canny woman my Scottish nanna
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    Britishgal got a reaction from CCLaymon in Will I ever get it? My eating plan is so broken   
    I too know myself.
    I could eat rice occasionally without it setting off a binge and have dairy in a sauce (though I'd pay for it the next day) but I could never eat a special dessert without being back eating 4 bars of chocolate at a time within days...
    The trick is to work out what your triggers are and seeing if you can work round those (or incorporate them if you can) to find a way of eating that is sustainable for you.
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    Britishgal got a reaction from chezjulie in I need some single sentence talking points...   
    I say I'm cutting processed foods and potential allergens out of my diet for a while. Keep it simple
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    Britishgal got a reaction from praxisproject in I need some single sentence talking points...   
    I don't mention "healthy" for that reason. My mother, for example, firmly believes (because she has always been told) that you HAVE to have whole grains and calcium from milk and other things to be healthy and worries about me. She thinks healthy meals are porridge it beans on toast...this is a woman who spent the 80s eating little more than all bran, prunes and skimmed milk. She is obsessed with my (perfectly healthy) cholesterol and thinks my arteries are horrific.
    Also there is soooo much info around and on tv here about healthy foods such as rapeseed oil and fruit juices and other things. It's a minefield.
    I actually lie to my mother and say I eat rice and oats although I don't...she worries...
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    Britishgal got a reaction from kteach221 in Sweet Potato 'Chips'   
    As a Brit I have never really eaten chips except for occasionally with fish so I don't really get the no chips (fries in the U.S.?) rule as for me I'm not replacing anything I'd eat off before whole30. As children my mother refused to get a chip pan and oven chips didn't really existing in the 70s here so no chips except in incredibly rare, 6 monthly trips to the chip shop. I have made oven wedges out of potato a few times over the last year but they are just cut up baked potato really, no association with a previous food.
    It's like the pancake thing, I've never eaten pancakes except on pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) and though it would never really cross my mind to make whole30 ones if I did would they still be sexwithmypantson if they hadn't been sexwithmypantsoff before?
    Just always interested me!
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    Britishgal got a reaction from newwhole30er in Whole30 on a MAJOR Budget?   
    I do whole30 on a tiny budget for both my son and I. I'm a single mum in a pricey country so it's not easy but it is doable.
    I cook things I've always cooked but whole30fied, I cook big pots of chili or stews or sauces for courgette "pasta" heavily bulked out with veg and whole chickens etc. I don't do whole30 recipes because I don't want to rush out and buy ingredients I may never use again! I shop in aldi mainly as it is very cheap, I make stock a lot, eat a lot of mince and cheap cuts of meat that need slow stewing, make cauliflower rice to bulk things out even further and rarely eat out anymore so that saves money!
    I'm saving for my first car too...at 40...
    Oh and I've never bought most if the things in most people's whole30 lists....can't find it afford coconut aminos or such things...
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    Britishgal got a reaction from praxisproject in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I always add a fat to my meals...be it eggs, steak or salmon. Maybe because I'm obsessed with homemade mayo Honestly though I feel better health wise and fuller for longer with more fat in my diet
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    Britishgal got a reaction from ladyshanny in Convincing 'know it all' teenagers that they may be fit on the outside, but they're probably fat on the inside!   
    I know it may not be a popular answer but I just wouldn't buy non whole30 foods...you cannot control what they eat outside and if they want to go and buy the snacks themselves you can't stop them either but you can stop making it so easy for them.
    That being said it won't be easy. At all. But if they see you and their dad stick to it and thrive then they will be more inclined to come round
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    Britishgal got a reaction from ladyshanny in Convincing 'know it all' teenagers that they may be fit on the outside, but they're probably fat on the inside!   
    I know it may not be a popular answer but I just wouldn't buy non whole30 foods...you cannot control what they eat outside and if they want to go and buy the snacks themselves you can't stop them either but you can stop making it so easy for them.
    That being said it won't be easy. At all. But if they see you and their dad stick to it and thrive then they will be more inclined to come round
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    Britishgal got a reaction from ladyshanny in Convincing 'know it all' teenagers that they may be fit on the outside, but they're probably fat on the inside!   
    I know it may not be a popular answer but I just wouldn't buy non whole30 foods...you cannot control what they eat outside and if they want to go and buy the snacks themselves you can't stop them either but you can stop making it so easy for them.
    That being said it won't be easy. At all. But if they see you and their dad stick to it and thrive then they will be more inclined to come round
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    Britishgal got a reaction from ladyshanny in Convincing 'know it all' teenagers that they may be fit on the outside, but they're probably fat on the inside!   
    I know it may not be a popular answer but I just wouldn't buy non whole30 foods...you cannot control what they eat outside and if they want to go and buy the snacks themselves you can't stop them either but you can stop making it so easy for them.
    That being said it won't be easy. At all. But if they see you and their dad stick to it and thrive then they will be more inclined to come round
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    Britishgal got a reaction from jmcbn in Help! Resources in the UK   
    When I first started whole30 I was convinced from reading that I had to have coconut oil and other things. And you don't really. My jar of coconut oil is now used for my face because I never liked using it to cook. I have always cooked with olive oil and butter so clarifying butter and carrying on with my oil made more sense.
    Look at what you cook now and base your cooking on those with whole30 twists. It'll be simpler, cheaper and as you know you like those types of foods you are far more likely to stick to it
    Oh and I second jmcbn on the no prepackaging...I am slightly obsessed with reducing waste so it kills two birds with one stone
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    Britishgal got a reaction from ladyshanny in Your Whole30 Island   
    Whole Chicken
    Mince
    Olive oil
    Eggs
    Tomatoes
    Herbs and spices
    Limes
    Garlic
    Mushrooms
    Potatoes
    It's hard! I love veg so I'd want loads of them really...sprouts, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, aubergine, courgette, peppers, squash..
    I'm assuming a desert island would have a sea for fishing?
    Could I have veg seeds as a choice??
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    Britishgal got a reaction from thegoldengrahamgirl in Getting weighed at the doctor   
    I've asked doctors, nurses etc to not tell me my weight for over a decade...with the notable exception of my pregnancy. As a longtime eating disorder sufferer (in the past) I simply don't want to know
    I've never been questioned!
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    Britishgal got a reaction from KathyV in HELP! Bonk at mile 3.5!   
    just wondering what bonk means? Here (UK) it is hurried and often meaningless sex...I'm assuming that's not what happened during your run?!
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    Britishgal got a reaction from newwhole30er in Whole30 on a MAJOR Budget?   
    I do whole30 on a tiny budget for both my son and I. I'm a single mum in a pricey country so it's not easy but it is doable.
    I cook things I've always cooked but whole30fied, I cook big pots of chili or stews or sauces for courgette "pasta" heavily bulked out with veg and whole chickens etc. I don't do whole30 recipes because I don't want to rush out and buy ingredients I may never use again! I shop in aldi mainly as it is very cheap, I make stock a lot, eat a lot of mince and cheap cuts of meat that need slow stewing, make cauliflower rice to bulk things out even further and rarely eat out anymore so that saves money!
    I'm saving for my first car too...at 40...
    Oh and I've never bought most if the things in most people's whole30 lists....can't find it afford coconut aminos or such things...
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    Britishgal got a reaction from Raven in I'M STARVING! Help!   
    Whole30 doesn't have to cost a fortune, I do it on an incredibly small budget...a close friend jokes that I spend less in a week (£30 in Britain for 2 is not much at all) for myself and my son than she spends on her and her daughter in 2 days.
    I cook whole chickens or joints of meat and use the carcasses and bones for stock. I use the stock to make vats of chili and ragu stuffed with veg to make the meat go further and trays of lasagna (with courgette ribbons), cottage pies, moussaka and so on. I roast trays of in season or on offer veg and sweet potatoes and squashes. I don't plan meals but I do bulk cook. I don't buy ready made much at all (frozen burgers sometimes)
    I also grow some veg outside.
    If I have extra money we'll eat steak or prawns or duck (I've sewed my fingers to the bone the last month so I do have a bit extra) but the main stay of our diet is my mothers, nannas and my own adapted recipes.
    My mother laughs that I cook the way she did as a newly wed mother in the 70s..and her mother in the 40s before her. But that's really where I learnt to cook!
    Not much gets wasted round here.
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    Britishgal got a reaction from Zyriel in I guess I have to start over?   
    I have found that people, however well meaning, don't really get a whole30 until they have done one. A little different but I have a wheat allergy and got ill a while back (not whilst on a whole30 but sticking mainly to it) because my sister had tried so very hard but hadn't even thought about checking the ingredients on a stock cube...I haven't told her as it would upset her and she'd made so many other modifications
    but I haven't eaten outside my own kitchen since.
    It's almost too much to ask someone who hasn't made the choice to do this to take on that responsibility ;(
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    Britishgal got a reaction from KathyV in HELP! Bonk at mile 3.5!   
    just wondering what bonk means? Here (UK) it is hurried and often meaningless sex...I'm assuming that's not what happened during your run?!
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    Britishgal got a reaction from newwhole30er in Whole30 on a MAJOR Budget?   
    I do whole30 on a tiny budget for both my son and I. I'm a single mum in a pricey country so it's not easy but it is doable.
    I cook things I've always cooked but whole30fied, I cook big pots of chili or stews or sauces for courgette "pasta" heavily bulked out with veg and whole chickens etc. I don't do whole30 recipes because I don't want to rush out and buy ingredients I may never use again! I shop in aldi mainly as it is very cheap, I make stock a lot, eat a lot of mince and cheap cuts of meat that need slow stewing, make cauliflower rice to bulk things out even further and rarely eat out anymore so that saves money!
    I'm saving for my first car too...at 40...
    Oh and I've never bought most if the things in most people's whole30 lists....can't find it afford coconut aminos or such things...
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    Britishgal got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Breakfast & lunch ideas   
    As a previous non breakfast eater getting over this mental jump was one of the most important things to me on my first whole30...there really is no reason why you can only eat x, y and z at breakfast. I eat leftovers a lot for meal 1 now
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    Britishgal got a reaction from chezjulie in I need some single sentence talking points...   
    I say I'm cutting processed foods and potential allergens out of my diet for a while. Keep it simple
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    Britishgal got a reaction from praxisproject in I need some single sentence talking points...   
    I don't mention "healthy" for that reason. My mother, for example, firmly believes (because she has always been told) that you HAVE to have whole grains and calcium from milk and other things to be healthy and worries about me. She thinks healthy meals are porridge it beans on toast...this is a woman who spent the 80s eating little more than all bran, prunes and skimmed milk. She is obsessed with my (perfectly healthy) cholesterol and thinks my arteries are horrific.
    Also there is soooo much info around and on tv here about healthy foods such as rapeseed oil and fruit juices and other things. It's a minefield.
    I actually lie to my mother and say I eat rice and oats although I don't...she worries...