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    CaseyD got a reaction from Selcazare in Need to get back on the Whole30, looking for inspiration and help   
    Focus on little improvements - not a huge overhaul. Can you eat a Whole30 style breakfast everyday - or at least x-amount of days a week? Do that and then when it feels like a habit, maybe focus on lunch or changing some other smaller thing. Don't convince  yourself that it has to be 100% or nothing at all. I fell into that trap for years - wasted years. Change small things and keep consistent with those small changes, and they will add up to a big change. Perhaps you will find your food freedom gradually this way, instead of yo-yo-ing through hard shifts and total train wrecks. 

    p.s. I hate the idea of trying to be inspired by people on the internet. You don't get the full story and most importantly - none of these people are you. Inspire yourself by finding your big whys in your own life. :-) 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Shell22 in Brand new and starting September 1 to get my health back   
    I started today also! I use Whole30 occasionally as a reset at this point. There is just nothing that comes close to how much better I feel on Whole30. I hope you experience the same! I'd love to join you on this journey! 
    It took me a long, long time to get to a place with sugar where I don't need it anymore. My sugar addiction got very severe at one point. I really credit doing repeat Whole30's for getting me to the place I am. Now, even when I start to derail with it, it is nothing like a binge and I can easily get it under control again by just going back on my reset for a couple of weeks. You should definitely read Food Freedom if you haven't already. It really works if you work it. One day you'll cringe at the thought of having sugar with breakfast. :-) You can do this!!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from ladyshanny in Start: Aug 1 / Goal: 100 lbs in 1 year   
    From one sugar addict to another, let me give you some advice on that end: Do not quit sugar using fruit and sweet potato. Quit it using bacon, avocado, Whole30 mayo, steak, eggs - basically fat and protein. If you are going to eat a little extra of something for a bit to quit sugar, this is what you "overeat". Eating sweet potato and fruit just hits that craving and it is soooo much harder and longer to get through. I know, because I've done it both ways! Yes, it will suck more at first, but the suck will no last as long. It is hard to be 15 days in and STILL be craving sugar like it is day 4 because you're using fruit and starches to feed the dragon instead of telling it to shut up with fat and protein. So, eat your carbs at times when you are most definitely NOT craving. It is really worth the short amount of suck, I promise you. 
    Also, I hope you take the no weighing rule very seriously. It is truly life changing to stop weighing yourself and helps change the way you see both food and your body. 
    I'll be looking forward to your posts!!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from ladyshanny in Start: Aug 1 / Goal: 100 lbs in 1 year   
    From one sugar addict to another, let me give you some advice on that end: Do not quit sugar using fruit and sweet potato. Quit it using bacon, avocado, Whole30 mayo, steak, eggs - basically fat and protein. If you are going to eat a little extra of something for a bit to quit sugar, this is what you "overeat". Eating sweet potato and fruit just hits that craving and it is soooo much harder and longer to get through. I know, because I've done it both ways! Yes, it will suck more at first, but the suck will no last as long. It is hard to be 15 days in and STILL be craving sugar like it is day 4 because you're using fruit and starches to feed the dragon instead of telling it to shut up with fat and protein. So, eat your carbs at times when you are most definitely NOT craving. It is really worth the short amount of suck, I promise you. 
    Also, I hope you take the no weighing rule very seriously. It is truly life changing to stop weighing yourself and helps change the way you see both food and your body. 
    I'll be looking forward to your posts!!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from LoriBeth in Should I Start Today??   
    I have an alternate opinion. Don't rely on your friend. You two can do it at the same time (or overlap most of it), but don't make when you're ready based off when this person is ready. That leads to needing the other person to succeed so you can succeed. You have to do this for you, so if your person isn't starting on the day you agreed to, it doesn't mean you have to delay. It just means they start a little later. 
    It sounds like you were ready to start, but then life gave you an excuse that your cravings latched on to. And, no, it isn't somehow easier to track if you start on the first. That's just another excuse to keep eating the things your primal brain doesn't want to give up. 
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    CaseyD reacted to madness in Backpacking Trip- possible?   
    Oh yes, those are good ones too! I have hit or miss issues with nuts, so I prefer to leave those at home...don't need digestive issues on the trail!  But I also usually bring dried fruit as part of lunch.
    Well, I just got back from a 2 night trip and thought I would share what I took! 
    The short of it:
    M2: turkey salami with ghee, seaweed, fruit leather
    M3: pulled pork and mashed potatoes (with olive oil), beet chips
     
    M1: scrambled eggs with sundried tomatoes (added olive oil), topped with bacon
    M2: beef jerky, oily eggplant jerky, fruit leather
    M3: beef and veggie bowl with olive oil
     
    M1: scrambled eggs with sweet potato greens (added olive oil), topped with bacon
    M2: turkey jerky, green bean snacks, fruit leather
     
    The long of it:
    I make most of my own food. I started doing this originally because I felt like there weren't enough veggies in packaged food for hiking/backpacking. Then I realized how much cheaper it was! And finally, once I discovered Whole30 last year, it only made sense to make my own food. I'm not always 100% strict on a backpacking trip (usually sugar is the thing that slips, especially if I'm using commercially prepared meats), but this trip I was!
    I took 2 lbs of food for a full two days of meals, plus one more lunch. I knew this was below standard (1.25 lbs of a food day is good for ultralight) but I carry plenty of fat around with me everywhere, so I wasn't too worried.  I frequently have low appetite the first 48 hours so just stuck with the meal template for this trip.

    First day lunch was super vinegary turkey salami from a local shop (which doesn't use sugar!). It's weird...but was expensive and I knew food always tastes better on the trail. I tossed some ghee in the bag for fat. The seaweed was 3 snack sized packages. I could have used 1 more but it wouldn't fit in the bag. The fruit leather was homemade from dribs and drabs we had left over (blackberries, cherries, banana, jack fruit...I think...!). I knew how many servings went into the pot, so I cut the strips to be a Whole30 serving each.

    Dinner was homemade and dried pulled pork. First time trying this on the trail. It was actually perfectly edible without being rehydrated! The mashed potatoes were commercially made. I drizzled olive oil over all of it. The homemade (and homegrown!) beet chips were super oily too...and delicious! I forgot to add seasoning to them at home, but just salt was perfect.

    Breakfast the second day was scrambled eggs. I've just started drying my own eggs (from my own chickens  ) and am still figuring out the best way to rehydrate and cook. They are fairly different than commercially made stuff (thank goodness! blech...). I mixed in homemade sun-dried tomatoes during cooking and sprinkled bacon on top. Let me talk about bacon for a minute. I cure my own. Supposedly I should be able to take this as-is on the trail. But I cook it and then dehydrate it for a bit. It's more like bacon bits then - nice and crunchy. I've eaten loads of bacon with a first breakfast on the trail (or car camping when I don't feel like cooking it from scratch) and it's never been a problem. Your mileage may vary. Oh, and instant coffee. I buy it bulk and put it in baggies.

    Lunch was locally made beef jerky, my own eggplant jerky, and the same fruit leather recipe. The eggplant is AMAZING. I found this recipe maybe 5 years ago and I will stuff my face with eggplant now. Who'da thunk it? Slice thin and marinade in ume plum vinegar, olive oil and salt. The original recipe has honey added to it, but I haven't noticed any real difference leaving that out. Then dehydrate. It's really oily at the end and just perfectly chewy and delicious. Love it. I didn't quite finish this meal. 

    Dinner was one-pot beef and veggies. I love this stuff. I brown a pound of ground beef and add to it ~4 packed cups of finely diced (as in, food processor) vegetables. I'll put ANYTHING in it. This one was carrots, zucchini, celery, cabbage and onions. I'll season it with whatever the veggies seem to suggest - sometimes it's taco seasoning, this time it was italian herbs. This is how I get rid of random veggies in the fridge and get my kids to eat all sorts of stuff. I usually serve this for dinner and freeze half for a quick dinner later. Or if I'm making it for backpacking, I'll add 4 servings of shredded potatoes while it's cooking. Then that makes 4 one-pot backpacking meals! 

    Breakfast on the third day was another scramble - this time with sweet potato leaves. This was another first. I had several bunches that didn't sell at market and knew I couldn't use them before I left on my trip...so I dried them! They turned out great in the eggs - the leaves can be slimy but drying them removed that completely. Again, I crumbled bacon on top. This was the first time I've used the bacon beyond the first morning. But no ill effects!

    And my last lunch wasn't even needed. I made good time finishing up the trail. This is good because I'm leaving for a conference in about an hour and this gives me a meal to take along that I don't even have to worry about refrigeration or cooking for. It was turkey jerky, green bean snacks and the fruit leather. The green beans were a huge disappointment. Followed a recipe online and ended up with something the texture and taste of twigs. They are covered in nutritional yeast which is the only thing that makes them edible. So they are salty, oily, savory twigs...

    And now I have a few minutes to recover from 35 miles of trail before a 4 hour car ride. At least I'm not driving. Maybe I'll take a nap.
     
     
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    CaseyD got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Day 17 success   
    This is not my first Whole30, so I knew what to expect going into it (tiger blood and clear head ftw). What I didn't expect was to spend most of it with acute illnesses! 
    I went through a pretty bad cold/flu(?) right at the beginning of the Whole30 and survived on meat and veggie soups, broth, some coconut water, and a lot of rest (or as much as you get with two kids who are also sick). But, the illness I'm currently battle truly put my Whole30 to the test.
    Thanksgiving was a breeze because I basically couldn't eat. I came down with horrible gut pain that landed me at the hospital. It took two visits to figure out I had a stomach infection and an infection of my lymph nodes in my abdomen. For four days I was very hungry but couldn't eat due to the pain (kind of like IBS can get). I found myself snacking on small amounts of soft foods - boiled chicken, baked sweet potato, and what is now my new favorite soup - mushroom, spinach, onion, and salty broth puree. (It actually is kind of amazing). The doc suggested gluten free bread (since I can't eat gluten anyway) or rice, and when I said I don't do grains, he happily suggested many Whole30 approved alternatives. Yes, you can eat soft meats in place of bread on a bland diet. 
    I'm on the mend and was able to reintroduce meals of salmon, zucchini and sweet potato today. Not once did I deviate and here I am, Day 17, with tiger blood giving me the right attitude to get through this hard month of illnesses! I just wanted to share that you can do this even if you fall ill. It is tempting to abandon ship and just "treat yourself" as some form of self care, but real self care is feeding your body real foods. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Day 17 success   
    This is not my first Whole30, so I knew what to expect going into it (tiger blood and clear head ftw). What I didn't expect was to spend most of it with acute illnesses! 
    I went through a pretty bad cold/flu(?) right at the beginning of the Whole30 and survived on meat and veggie soups, broth, some coconut water, and a lot of rest (or as much as you get with two kids who are also sick). But, the illness I'm currently battle truly put my Whole30 to the test.
    Thanksgiving was a breeze because I basically couldn't eat. I came down with horrible gut pain that landed me at the hospital. It took two visits to figure out I had a stomach infection and an infection of my lymph nodes in my abdomen. For four days I was very hungry but couldn't eat due to the pain (kind of like IBS can get). I found myself snacking on small amounts of soft foods - boiled chicken, baked sweet potato, and what is now my new favorite soup - mushroom, spinach, onion, and salty broth puree. (It actually is kind of amazing). The doc suggested gluten free bread (since I can't eat gluten anyway) or rice, and when I said I don't do grains, he happily suggested many Whole30 approved alternatives. Yes, you can eat soft meats in place of bread on a bland diet. 
    I'm on the mend and was able to reintroduce meals of salmon, zucchini and sweet potato today. Not once did I deviate and here I am, Day 17, with tiger blood giving me the right attitude to get through this hard month of illnesses! I just wanted to share that you can do this even if you fall ill. It is tempting to abandon ship and just "treat yourself" as some form of self care, but real self care is feeding your body real foods. 
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    CaseyD reacted to Babsie95 in I can't do this, right?   
    Its much less a question of CAN and much more a question of WANT.  Ask yourself if you want to do it. If you do then you CAN. However maybe there are reasons you don't WANT to and that is ok its just something you have to look at and make a commitment if you decide you WANT to you may decide you do but need to wait for whatever reason. Its your decision but please know that if I was able to do it anyone CAN do this
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    CaseyD reacted to kellyfoss in November W30 it's that time of year   
    Best of luck! I'm over here on day 23 after having a really bad Hashimoto's flare-up in August/September. I hope this helps you regulate your hormones and inflammation. It definitely seems to help me. <3
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    CaseyD got a reaction from essentiallysuburbanmom in November First   
    We are in a similar boat, it sounds like. I also stay home with 2, and my oldest is special needs as well, so our diet is mostly paleo. I'm in the process of trying to get diagnosis for some mystery illness (wouldn't be surprised if it is autoimmune, since I already have 2 other autoimmune diseases). This is not my first Whole30, but since I feel my best on Whole30, I'm going back to it in hopes for some relief. 
    I'm interested in the support. I have been gearing up to start November 1st, so perfect!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from kellyfoss in November W30 it's that time of year   
    I realized yesterday that every year,  right after Halloween,  I start a month or so of clean paleo eating. It has become enough of a tradition that I start dreaming about recipes out of the Well Fed and Nom Nom Paleo cookbooks, and our family's paleo Thanksgiving dinner.  So why not make it official and do a Whole 30 for the month of November? 
    I have a ton of motivation going into this one.  I'm having weird autoimmune like flairs and we can't rule out thyroid cancer yet. I'm trying to find lifestyle factors that really work to feel well. I always felt me best on Whole30, so there is my starting point. 
    On to Day 1! Today is the inevitable candy hangover (it doesn't take much anymore to feel like crap, I find). My plan for today includes chili leftovers and a green salad. 
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    CaseyD reacted to laurasuzanne in Hi! I'm, Laura. Starting 11/1/17!   
    This isn't my first Whole30, but I've tried several times this year and never stuck to it. I feel a lot more motivated going into this month. 
    Over the past 4.5 years I have lost over 100 lbs. At one point I had lost 140lbs, but I've gained back 30lbs over the past 18 months. I know I've gained muscle and I'm fitter than I've ever been, but the scale still messes with me. I struggle to stay on track and not let one slip make me completely give up. I easily forget how much happier I am when I'm taking care of myself. I need to utilize the forums more because I know I do better when I'm around others who are fighting the same fight.
    My plan for the day...
    M1 Eggs cooked in bacon fat
    M2 Chicken Breast, Hard Boiled Egg, Carrots/Green Beans cooked in Coconut Oil, Avocado
    M3 Ground Chicken, Broccoli cooked in ghee, Avocado
    Pre-workout Cashew Milk with Collagen Protein
    Today I plan to go for a run after work and I may also go to the gym. I believe going into this Whole30 I eat clean enough that I won't see a huge energy lag. 
     
    Goals for this Whole30...
    Eliminate caffeine (including decaf coffee, but I will allow green tea and herbal tea).
    Prioritize sleep.
    Run 3 days/week.
    Journal how I'm feeling throughout the Whole30. Not just physically, but mentally as well.
     
    Good luck, everybody! We got this!
    ~Laura
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    CaseyD reacted to Winifreddie in I can't stop this feeling   
    D13 - I slept the entire night with out getting up once! Celebrate!!! I haven’t done that for months, perhaps for at least over a year! I have IC so I expect to get up at least one time per night. Very nice indeed!
    M1 - egg scramble loaded with lots of veggies
    M2 - cauliflower rice, slow cooker beef, green beans 
    M3 - sweet potato hash, broccoli, Italian pork roast
    Snack - Apple
    Exercise - It’s 9:45 and I just sat down… So no exercise
    Quiet time - Check
    Cooked up a storm today after work so I would have some more food choices and some food for the freezer.
    No concerns about halloween. But, thanks for asking. I live in the country and kiddos are just about grown so, I don’t have candy to give out even. I don’t really have sweet cravings. I still have a sweet tooth, however, because I know I eat too many fruits. But am trying to do better even with that, keeping my fruit to one per day. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Selcazare in Waking up at 4am every night?   
    There is a list of things you can do to help improve your sleep outside of dietary changes (though I believe you have to change your diet to create optimal conditions). I was having problems falling asleep and problems with waking up too early (like 4 a.m.) and not being able to fall back asleep - or at least not for hours.
    I completely blacked out the windows in my bedroom, moved my husband out of the bed (we discovered we were truly messing each other's sleep up and are MUCH happier sleepers now in separate beds), and in the morning, I go outside immediately for just a couple minutes and delay breakfast for an hour or so, this is to help set my body's clock. This has been a multi-month project to fix my insomnia and I found eating perfectly clean was not enough - I've had to adopt all these behaviors to be able to sleep through the night. Now, I sleep from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. and it is rare I wake up.
    Some people do well breaking their sleep up. As in, go to bed allowing for 9 hours or more, then actually getting out of bed at that 3 or 4 a.m. wake up and doing very relaxing things (read by candle light, meditate, light yoga or walking) until they feel tired again. That's usually only about an hour or less. Then go back to bed and finish your sleep. I've done this in the past and it worked very well to keep me from getting too stressed out about sleeping, but since having a kid I find this doesn't work for me anymore. I get stressed out anyway.
    Just some thoughts that might prove useful.
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Shalooop in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
     
    I like this one because of how many times I have looked at someone who is well established with a habit that I would like to have and thought "I wish I was like that." I see how it could be really empowering to remind yourself that you are setting a good example by sticking to building your new, healthy habit! Plus, you're working hard toward that goal so you deserve to feel proud of that!
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    CaseyD reacted to simpleexannie in Newbie starting April 10th   
    I'm new and starting tomorrow! Looking for support (: 
     
    Goals:
    Be healthier 
    Have more energy 
    Go to the gym 
    Learn to cook
    Stave off diabetes 
    Eliminate bad cravings
     
    I hope you join me! 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from nynsgchic in Encouraging our 3 year old to try new foods   
    First, the book "French Kids eat Everything" is fantastic and full of some useful advice relevant to this conversation. That is actually where I got a lot of our mealtime ideas from.
     
    For the record, my daughter went 5 days without food when she had a kidney infection and only had IV fluids during that time. So, don't ever withhold water but letting a kid get super hungry is o.k. ;-) I know other moms who have a hard time letting their kid go hungry, but truly, to truly starve your child you have to be hateful. No loving parent is going to damage their child by withholding food in favor of teaching their child better eating habits. Most of the protesting you get will be the kid trying to test their limits, not so much genuine starvation.
     
    So, here's what my family has done. Let me just start this off by saying this morning my 4 year old asked me for a salad, asparagus, and salmon for breakfast, because she was really, really hungry - then told me she would like an orange after she ate all this. This plan really worked for us.
     
    I made a no snacking rule. We live by this rule as much as possible. My daughter knows that she will not get to eat snack just because other kids are (that's been the hardest part, but we're getting there). There are three meals a day in our house and the only way you are getting a snack is if you come to me and either ask for a vegetable or a meat to eat. Seriously. Because you have to be pretty hungry to ask for these things. Did this create a lot of whining? Oh yes it did. My child was suddenly starving to death all the time... but only for fruit or chicken nuggets or whatever "kid marketed" food is out there. She wasn't starving for anything else, even if this poor "dying" child was given a plate of her favorite meat and vegetables. Nope, she'd just cry that it wasn't what she wanted. That is not hunger. That is a power struggle. It is important to really see the difference.
     
    I never turned this into a battle. These rules were set and everyone in the house was to follow them. Just like any other rules in the house. You can choose not to follow them, sure, but the natural consequence is you are going to be hungry if you didn't eat your food. To be clear, I never force my kids to eat or finish their plates.
     
    I cook healthy meals and my kids (4 and 18 mos) eat them. That's it. The kids have to taste (as in, put one bite in mouth and swallow) everything on their plate every single meal. There is no fruit or the rare treat until after the food is eaten (at first it is really good to have something after every meal, I think). Foods I know they have said or shown they like get eaten first and then the stuff they are unsure of (or sure they hate) get tasted. Every time. It can take up to 20 times for a young child to truly know if they like or don't like something. The first time is not a clear indicator as their taste buds are growing at this age. The liked stuff on the plate has to be gone, or at least mostly gone, before they get fruit or bath or play a specific game or whatever it is they were whining about wanting at the table. Sometimes, this results in me specifying a number of bites (and defining what a bite actually is).
     
    If my oldest (because the toddler is an eating machine and never seems to refuse food) really does not want to eat, she doesn't get the fruit or desert (if there was one) and she may leave the table. But, she does this with the understanding that this plate of food is her next meal, when she does get hungry. This is how I don't force a kid who isn't hungry to eat. You don't get to snack on other stuff though, because if you are truly hungry, you will eat this meal that I made.
     
    This may sound like I'm bribing her to eat her food, but it isn't. In our house, fruit or desert comes after the meal. This also means that if the meal is not eaten, the fruit or desert logically isn't eaten because that is supposed to follow the eaten meal. 
     
    All these rules are straightforward in my house and are well known. Shoot, when a playmate comes and eats with us, my daughter will usually tell her she has to eat a certain number of bites and taste everything! These are our food rules. 
     
    Food rules are really excellent to have. They take a lot of stress out of mealtime and they let the kid know what is expected of them. I started the food rules shortly after my daughter turned 3, but I see that my 18 month old is already catching on. Our rules have since expanded to manners (like speaking politely of other's cooking even when you don't like it), which I have to tell you is easier to teach when you are confining eating to just certain times of the day. Cooking is also easier because now it is confined to certain times of the day as well, and the kids are more eager to help when they know this is what they are going to be eating. 
     
    I disagree that kids need to have snacks. If fed well rounded meals and given the time to finish them (kids take a lot longer to eat than adults and will sometimes even take a break mid-meal), they can last as long as adults between meals. I think parents are a little too sensitive to their hunger and want to feed them before they truly are that hungry. Also, I wonder if sometimes we are just too rushed and don't let them truly finish eating. To really start identifying their hunger, you have to let them get to the point of crying at the fridge or stove. Crying is not child abuse, either, and I know a lot of people get really uncomfortable doing that. I have taught my daughter that when she gets to this point, that means she is very hungry and that this is the best time to eat food. She is starting to recognize her hunger now because of this work. See, it doesn't have to feel like you're hurting them if you are turning it into a learning opportunity. And, it is truly remarkable when your child can come to you and tell you that they are so hungry, that they really want to eat salmon, lettuce and asparagus. Or, even better, turn down food at a party because they ate lunch already and are not hungry. Wouldn't it be magical if none of us had to go to great lengths as adult to understand our own hunger? So many of us have completely lost touch with our bodies - shoot many of us here are/were in that boat! What if we learned this gift from the start?
     
    It is hard work, and with a picky eater or a strong willed child, it can feel even harder, but our kids are really looking up to us to show them the way. The harder the work you do, the more rewarding the outcome. It has certainly been that for our kids so far! 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from TAslinger in Best Ever Homestyle Meatloaf   
    The secret to making sweet, but sugarless ketchup is to make it straight from sweet, ripe tomatoes and removing the seeds (those are bitter). It is a pain in the butt to do, but if you do a big batch in the summer you can have it all year round.
    This meatloaf looks awesome! I will have to try it.
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    CaseyD got a reaction from kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    Primal Edge Health has an excellent new cookbook out, too. Lots of keto- paleo/primal recipes. Many would fit (or could easily modified to fit) Whole30. It is a pdf cookbook though. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    Primal Edge Health has an excellent new cookbook out, too. Lots of keto- paleo/primal recipes. Many would fit (or could easily modified to fit) Whole30. It is a pdf cookbook though. 
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Shalooop in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
     
    I like this one because of how many times I have looked at someone who is well established with a habit that I would like to have and thought "I wish I was like that." I see how it could be really empowering to remind yourself that you are setting a good example by sticking to building your new, healthy habit! Plus, you're working hard toward that goal so you deserve to feel proud of that!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Shalooop in What sayings help to keep you on track?   
     
    I like this one because of how many times I have looked at someone who is well established with a habit that I would like to have and thought "I wish I was like that." I see how it could be really empowering to remind yourself that you are setting a good example by sticking to building your new, healthy habit! Plus, you're working hard toward that goal so you deserve to feel proud of that!
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    CaseyD got a reaction from Catlover in Braggs Liquid Aminos   
    Have you tried coconut aminos? I like it way more than I ever did soy sauce. 
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    CaseyD reacted to DesertDebbi in Low weight picky eater (8yo boy)   
    Well he is getting to be a lot less picky. He is now eating fruits and veggies he wouldn't touch before. He loves tuna salad now, and he is asking for seconds almost every meal! It is so nice to see him changing. YES, he misses the goodies. However he is loving all fruit smoothies, and trying new things. Never thought I would see the day my kid WANTED cherries or blueberries or strawberries!