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    leahcarn got a reaction from Maggiedoll in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Leftover meat from last nights dinner, and leftover veges from breakfast, all for lunch.
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Espie in Day 24 and still in struggle town, need some motivation to keep going   
    Took me till day 38 to even start to feel the magic. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of carbs. Best of luck
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Maggiedoll in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Leftover meat from last nights dinner, and leftover veges from breakfast, all for lunch.
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Ab3565247 in Do I have to reintroduce?   
    For some foods, I reintroduced once and then never touched them again, rather than bringing them back into my daily food. Just so I know what my reactions were. If you already know they affect you badly, you don't need to reintroduce them again
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    leahcarn got a reaction from hollylu in Anyone on Pinterest???   
    Mine is also set up by categories, and tried and tested, with notes on how they did or didn't work http://www.pinterest.com/rachaelnicoll/
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Tonya in Why I quit the whole30 program   
    Don't restrict calories!!!! That's not what I meant at all!!!
    Best of luck with whatever you try next, I know what it's like to be battling to figure out what's best for your body
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Munkers in What's your favorite offal receipe?   
    Paleo moms Turkish hidden liver meatballs, and 50:50:50 burgers.
    I actually prefer heart stir fried, can't stand it with a long cooking time, it goes all rubbery.
    I count bone marrow and pork crackle as offal too, yum!
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Beets in Why I quit the whole30 program   
    If you ever come back to whole30, consider using less "whole30 recipes" and eat what you already know is good for you, within the context of the program. I know I am sensitive to fodmaps, so I don't go around eating cauliflower rice because the Hartwigs say that's the best way to eat.
    I can still do a whole30 with low fodmap foods, and you can still do a whole30 without eggs, nuts and coconut
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    leahcarn reacted to GreenValley in I'm Scared   
    Well, nobody gave me a hard time; as a matter of fact I received nothing but support.  Great weekend by the way.  Still 100% on course.
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    leahcarn got a reaction from GlennR in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Wow, so nice to 'meet' somebody who had the same thoughts as me regarding SWYPO, basically that if the non-health-destroying (although I won't call it healthy) version is as good or better than the original, it becomes SWoutYPO, (or just S lol). and although it should be consumed in moderation, it's so nice to know I'm not going to ruin my health when I do indulge.
    I am always on the lookout for those 'as good or better' recipes to become baking staples, a whole new set of recipes to pass down to my kids
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    leahcarn reacted to jayelle in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Congrats to everyone!!!  I'm heading over to the Whole100 thread.  I have completed 4 Whole30s, and now I'm looking at a longer term commitment to feeling great.  I am even planning a compliant Super Bowl day! 

    Good luck to all.  Be good to yourselves.
    Jodi
    3 time cancer survivor grateful to feel GREAT!!!
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    leahcarn reacted to mumontherun in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    By the way....just wanted to say 'Thank you!' to everyone for keeping me going. This was my 3rd attempt at whole30....1st attempt I managed 18 days, 2nd attempt I did 10 days....and 3rd time I AM WHOLE 30!!!!
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    leahcarn reacted to praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I think things like low FODMAP are a lot harder as most people have no idea what they are.
     
    I find it weird enough sometimes with no dairy, when I get offered feta, goats cheese and all sorts of other dairy as "dairy free" 
     
    I generally just take my own food places, so I can skip the "can you have...." as they're just silly questions when the food is already made.
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    leahcarn reacted to mumontherun in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Day 30: I AM WHOLE 30!!!!! It feels SO great to say that!
     
    A HUGE well done to everyone!
     
    I'm doing my weight & measurements on Sunday 1st Feb (I'll be Whole 31!) so will post those on here and on the Re-intro thread.
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Avery in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I do the same Praxisproject, I do think there is a social aspect to "breaking bread", i.e. sharing food, so I like to make something compliant I can share (and win the odd bake-off ) but apart from that, I don't really do a lot of SWYPO baking. 
    Although I am very proud of my no-added-sweetener birthday cake =)
     
    I really struggled getting though yesterday, just fed up with all the restrictions. I want to go off the rails for a bit, try making hazelnut butter, make beef and broccoli stir fry, heck, I'm even craving garlic bread!! The Hartwig's famous tough love says that the Whole30 is not hard, well that may be so, but following the low fodmap whole30 99% for 6 months sure is!!
     
    Journal entry from yesterday
    I just want to give up. It is extremely hard to be SO restrictive for so long, and I'm sick of it. I just wish I could off-road without bad effects. Whole30 day 29(!!!) low fodmap day 8, and I'm struggling badly. I haven't really noticed any relief of symptoms, and I'm bonking badly midafternoon because I changed the type of meat I was using in my lunch frittata so I'm not getting enough fat now =( I have a few family dinners in the next week or so, and getting my parents to understand what I'm dong is REALLY hard, then at the in-laws, I probably won't even be able to eat the food my paleo SIL brings! Why must my body betray me?
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Avery in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I do the same Praxisproject, I do think there is a social aspect to "breaking bread", i.e. sharing food, so I like to make something compliant I can share (and win the odd bake-off ) but apart from that, I don't really do a lot of SWYPO baking. 
    Although I am very proud of my no-added-sweetener birthday cake =)
     
    I really struggled getting though yesterday, just fed up with all the restrictions. I want to go off the rails for a bit, try making hazelnut butter, make beef and broccoli stir fry, heck, I'm even craving garlic bread!! The Hartwig's famous tough love says that the Whole30 is not hard, well that may be so, but following the low fodmap whole30 99% for 6 months sure is!!
     
    Journal entry from yesterday
    I just want to give up. It is extremely hard to be SO restrictive for so long, and I'm sick of it. I just wish I could off-road without bad effects. Whole30 day 29(!!!) low fodmap day 8, and I'm struggling badly. I haven't really noticed any relief of symptoms, and I'm bonking badly midafternoon because I changed the type of meat I was using in my lunch frittata so I'm not getting enough fat now =( I have a few family dinners in the next week or so, and getting my parents to understand what I'm dong is REALLY hard, then at the in-laws, I probably won't even be able to eat the food my paleo SIL brings! Why must my body betray me?
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    leahcarn reacted to leaC in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hey leahcarn, sorry to hear how you're feeling. I hope you can get through this slump because it will be worth it in the end. I suppose the low fodmap day 8 is the killer as you feel like you still have a long way to go?! On the upside, you have done this before and you're proably an expert by now. The 'thinking about how it all works' part should almost be second nature, it's just the inspiration for meals ideas that fit your low fodmap plan that may be challenging - "Google away" I say!
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Avery in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I do the same Praxisproject, I do think there is a social aspect to "breaking bread", i.e. sharing food, so I like to make something compliant I can share (and win the odd bake-off ) but apart from that, I don't really do a lot of SWYPO baking. 
    Although I am very proud of my no-added-sweetener birthday cake =)
     
    I really struggled getting though yesterday, just fed up with all the restrictions. I want to go off the rails for a bit, try making hazelnut butter, make beef and broccoli stir fry, heck, I'm even craving garlic bread!! The Hartwig's famous tough love says that the Whole30 is not hard, well that may be so, but following the low fodmap whole30 99% for 6 months sure is!!
     
    Journal entry from yesterday
    I just want to give up. It is extremely hard to be SO restrictive for so long, and I'm sick of it. I just wish I could off-road without bad effects. Whole30 day 29(!!!) low fodmap day 8, and I'm struggling badly. I haven't really noticed any relief of symptoms, and I'm bonking badly midafternoon because I changed the type of meat I was using in my lunch frittata so I'm not getting enough fat now =( I have a few family dinners in the next week or so, and getting my parents to understand what I'm dong is REALLY hard, then at the in-laws, I probably won't even be able to eat the food my paleo SIL brings! Why must my body betray me?
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    leahcarn reacted to praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    One thing I have learned with SWYPO, is it's still better if you can make it into a template. Quite a lot of SWYPO stuff is lop-sided, low or no protein or veggies are common factors.
     
    I most like it when there's a bake-off or other type of social thing (BBQ, potluck), where I can make something compliant, share and not have to worry about being "poisoned" with gluten or something
     
    I've been surprised though, that over time, my interest in SWYPO things has dropped a lot. I keep a lot of recipes marked in Pinterest, but very rarely use them.
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Avery in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I'll be carrying on here as I have more days to go, but I will eventually join you all in the reintro thread. (And yes Praxisproject, I think SWYPO will be one of the only things coming back for me too)
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Avery in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I'll be carrying on here as I have more days to go, but I will eventually join you all in the reintro thread. (And yes Praxisproject, I think SWYPO will be one of the only things coming back for me too)
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    leahcarn reacted to leaC in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi Michelle (a.k.a. Poukiebear), like MartaK I've also posted on your new link in the Reintro Forum. As I mention there, I suppose we'll transition between the two threads, crossing over officially on 1st Feb (although I will be interested to see what happens to this thread) ie: if it dies out or interesting facts pop up, I'll have to keep checking!
     
    To avery and thewyrdwoman, so happy to hear from you! Looks like someone listened to my shoutout...xx
     
    thewyrdwoman, just so you know, I don't think your indescressions of what you think were not meal/template compliant, really weren't anything to be concerned about. If you're like me, you're doing your damn best to eat 100% compliant foods (which isn't always possible), and 100% template style meals (which isn't always possible also). If you're adding a banana here and some dates there, you're succeeding in my eyes (it's very much like what I'm doing)!
     
    Bronnyd quoted a perfect link to follow - it's not about being perfect. Thanks Bronny! I read this and found it extremely helpful. The point is really, we're not going off the rails and binging on crap food, we're 'sometimes' eating slightly non-compliant or off-template foods but keeping within the scope of what W30 is all about. Where's the harm in that? By the way Bronny - please follow us to Poukie's thread from 1st Feb (we'll miss you otherwise)!
     
    Dem, we all support your decision, it's your bike to ride and we hope to hear from you again down the track - come find us, and best of luck with the pregnancy!
     
    By the way, I stumbled upon a post by W30 South Pacific's Anastasia on her old blog-spot. It is a witty and honest approach to how she responds to 'Conventional Wisdom' about Paleo style eating etc - worth a look, it may help you with a defence/explanation to your nearest and dearest about why you're doing what you're doing...http://primalmeded.com/start-here/ .
     
    Ooh......and.......I......just......received........my......ISWF Book........sooooooooo.......happy!!!
     
    Much love - Leanne xx
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    leahcarn reacted to AwksIrishGirl in AwksIrishGirl's (low FODMAP) Whole30 Diary   
    Day 19:
     
    B - Root veg soup with pulled pork & barbecue sauce.
    L - Leftovers from dinner.
    D - Leftovers from the week - chicken thigh, chilli, some of the aubergine dish & spinach. Also cooked some roast potatoes after.
     
    The boyfriend ordered a big Domino's so I made some roast potatoes to have instead If you're tempted or miss Domino's, all you need to do is look at their ingredients' list - everything has a ludicrous amount of ingredients, it's crazy! And the wedges are coated in wheat flour - insane.
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    leahcarn got a reaction from Avery in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I'll be carrying on here as I have more days to go, but I will eventually join you all in the reintro thread. (And yes Praxisproject, I think SWYPO will be one of the only things coming back for me too)
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    leahcarn reacted to praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    If you're staying Whole30, you can still post in this section, but if you're going Post-Whole30 (adding non-compliant), you'll need your log in the other section This is so new people don't do things like eat yoghurt and mess up their first Whole30
     
    I didn't realise how far behind I got on this thread! 
     
    I had breakfast out on the Australia Day weekend and I'm now 100% sure there was dairy in it, I'm suspecting feta in my smashed avocado, even though they said it had no dairy. So I'm calling this Whole30 a bust for compliance, but on the plus side, I feel awful right now, so that saves me another try at a dairy reintroduction Sinuses are giving me hell today   I'm finishing up my W30 anyway, as I don't see any point in stopping and I'm not really doing any reintros. I was contemplating sulphites, but I think I need a cleaner baseline than how I feel right now, to be able to measure it accurately. I'll still join you in the reintro thread though
     
    Since that derailed my Whole100 plan, I think I'll move into Post-W30, but I'm going to not add many things back in this time. Just SWYPO and sugar (as an ingredient, there's tiny amounts in a few organic products I like - pasta sauce is the most annoying in Australia, it should be easy to get clean ones, but it's not). I feel much better eating W30 style, the only SWYPO I miss is the odd slice of Caveman Banana Bread.