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    Avery 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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    Avery got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hello Whole30 warriors!
     
    Day 28 and still going strong  . I haven't been posting here but do try to read all the comments. I have been following the Facebook page set up for this group, so for those your missing that is where they could be! Join us: January 2015 Whole30
     
    Now that I'm through the hardest part, withdrawal, headaches, lethargy, moodiness, etc. I'm going to continue with this beyond the 30 days, as are many of the others. I decided to do the whole30 in an effort to kick start a new lifestyle, (I'm really only missing my lattes). It took a while to get into the swing of meal planning and prep but now that I have a system thats working I feel this is sustainable. I can't believe how much better I feel! Improved attitude, focus, energy, better sleep, happier tummy, and all this delicious food, that I am curious to see what more I can benefit from if I keep going!
     
    Congratulations on your accomplishments! 
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    Avery reacted to leahcarn 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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    Avery reacted to ladyshanny in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    ME TOO!  I have easily a 2" sheaf of recipes printed out that are all SWYPO and I look at them and think "Man, that's a sh*t of a lot of work (and usually $$) for something that isn't going to be very good.  Where's the jar of olives, that'll do."  
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    Avery 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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    Avery reacted to leaC in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    HAPPY DAY 30!!!   :D          
     
    Glad to be reading all the great stuff you're posting...I especially LOL'd   at Bronny's comment about being denied a post because of all her Emoticons!!! If they could deny you posting rights because of !!! exclamation mark overuse !!! I'd be banned for life!!!
     
     
    NannyD, do come join us after you finish (or just catch up on what we've been discussing) - we'll be chatting away for many more days to come over on our re-intro thread... 
     
     
    Hi Stravajunkie!, I too had a meal timing issue yesterday as I was unexpectedly out and about over that criticial lunch period. I left the house at 12pm and quickly grabbed a bottle of water and my container of mixed raw nuts, coconut flakes & apple chips.Luckily I'd had quite a satisfying breakfast. I started to feel hungry around 1pm so munched on the snacks so that my hormones would acknowledge this was my midday meal, then when I finally arrived home at 3pm I made a 'snack' of 1 leftover Bora Bora Fireball & a tablespoon of 'Life in a Jar' - fermented vegies. I asknowledge the lunchtime template wasn't 100% but at least I ate compliantly and at the right time so my body was maybe fooled into thinking I was doing the right thing??? Who knows......
     
     
    Mumontherun.....let's do a bit of a double up for a day or so (post on both threads), so that our friends on this thread can see what our end results were, and the new thread followers will also. Don't you just love copy and paste!
     
    Thinking about re-intro, I need to read more before the end of today. One thing's for sure though - like others SWYPO is also on the cards for me somewhere along the re-intro line What could be so wrong about eating a snack that is compliant?! Am hoping I've learnt enough in these 30 days to stick to 3 meals a day with the occasional snack or treat...
     
    NOT LONG NOW! PS: If you're not quite at your 30 days, we're still around and I for one (and Bronny for 2) don't want to let go of this thread so we'll be checking in on how you are all going. Come join us afterwards! http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/24941-feb-1st-re-introduction-phase/   L. xx
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    Avery reacted to RachelRoberts2 in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi everyone! I didn't even realize that the month was coming to an end! I plan on staying on, a whole100 is on my mind and I can't bear to break it this soon. I am tempted to do SWYPO but this whole30 has really brought to my attention how important the meal template is! I feel amazing after a breakfast with the right amount of veggies, meat, and fat but loussssy after I have a breakfast of two hard boiled eggs. It is great to see my body taking care of itself. Also, just on a side note, normally I get really sick in the winter and struggle with a low immune system. But, this winter (I know its not even close to being over yet) I have only felt a tickle once and I think it is because of the heat in my house. Isn't that amazing? Life is so much better when you are healthy )))
     
    Hope everyone is great!!!! And congrats on an almost completed whole30!
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    Avery reacted to NannyD in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    congratulations to all of you who are almost done with the whole30 Plan.  I am on day 26 but will extend it for 30 more days... I need it :-)
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    Avery reacted to stravajunkie in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    yesterday:
     
    M1 4 eggs/salsa
    M2 Huge tuna salad, veggies, a couple handfuls of almonds and dried apples
    M3 Roast beef and carrots and dried apples
     
    Main misstep: I wasn't even hungry at dinner, because lunch was so big. So after eating dinner I felt overfull and gross (and grumpy). I need to figure out how not to overdo the volume when I arrive at a meal starving, as I did at lunch (which was late, BTW)
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    Avery reacted to mumontherun in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Day 29: Woo hoo!!!!! My tummy is still a bit dodgy but I feel much better than I did yesterday. Appetite isn't great but have been eating my three Whole30 meals a day and just getting on with it. It's become such a habit that I just do it now - 3 meals a day, no snacks and sticking to the rules. It doesn't require the energy and thought it needed at the start. It's become second nature which is great. It's one less thing to worry about!
     
    I've posted about my thoughts on re-introduction in the new thread. Looking forward to continuing our posts in February and beyond.
     
    What's the plan about results of Whole30? Post here or in the Feb thread? Or both? Am excited to see everyone's results!!!
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    Avery reacted to leaC in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    For anyone who's interested, I just invented a quick version of Apricot Chicken with a Mango (because I couldn't find a compliant can of apricots). Here it is:
     
    Mango Chicken
    In a blender add 2 mango cheeks, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of coconut flour, salt & pepper – blend
    Finely dice 1 onion. Add the mango mixture and onion to a pot. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 mins. Add to the pot shredded BBQ (cooked) chicken & the mango flesh surrounding the seed.
    Cook for another 5 mins then serve.
     
    Mmmmmmm - delicious!
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    Avery 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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    Avery reacted to leahcarn 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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    Avery 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.
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    Avery got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hello Whole30 warriors!
     
    Day 28 and still going strong  . I haven't been posting here but do try to read all the comments. I have been following the Facebook page set up for this group, so for those your missing that is where they could be! Join us: January 2015 Whole30
     
    Now that I'm through the hardest part, withdrawal, headaches, lethargy, moodiness, etc. I'm going to continue with this beyond the 30 days, as are many of the others. I decided to do the whole30 in an effort to kick start a new lifestyle, (I'm really only missing my lattes). It took a while to get into the swing of meal planning and prep but now that I have a system thats working I feel this is sustainable. I can't believe how much better I feel! Improved attitude, focus, energy, better sleep, happier tummy, and all this delicious food, that I am curious to see what more I can benefit from if I keep going!
     
    Congratulations on your accomplishments! 
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    Avery reacted to bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hey All
     
    Almost to the finish line! I will take leahcarn's suggestion to make banana "ice cream" with a frozen banana and maybe even a few choc chips and some almonds thrown in too. Biiiiiiiig Griiiiiiinnns       Just one hopefully won't hurt. Actually, ripe bananas are acceptable for SIBO!
     
    SO much fun reading everyone's posts! I am also interested in continuing here - why not here? I think Sunsoakeddreamer has it right - just keep on posting how we are doing for time being here and see how it unfolds.
     
    Also, sorry if I sounded too maternal, Sunsoaked,  I get what you're saying about needing a probiotic. What about things like fermented carrots or asparagus? They're pretty tasty. 
     
    Thank you, Kirkor for that bike link! All about post Whole 30 very helpful. And YAY us for sticking with it! It's not too hard - actually quite easy... cuz i LOVE bacon. And in three more days, I'm just reintroducing yoghurt and cheeses allowed for SIBO - it's like SIBO is a blessing in disguise.  
     
    LeaC good luck with work!! Keep posting here so that you can get support and not eat those office doughnuts or candy or whathaveyou. 
     
    My meals were right on today, but I'm still eating after 8 most nights. Getting home late and famished and eating a big dinner, which doesn't bode well with my digestion. That said, a little evening yoga and also the change in my diet is helping my tummy digest even those later dinners. That's one habit I'd like to work on changing. 
     
    M1 chicken thigh, sausage with bacon bits and pieces and kale
    M2 chicken livers with bacon and 1/2 small acorn squash and collards
    M3 chicken thigh with bacon bits, kale and fried egg.
     
    Snacked a bunch on mac nuts before and after dinner and now feel a little over full. Going to bed after 10 mins of yoga. Night! xob
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    Avery reacted to mumontherun in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Day 28: Well....I made it to kickboxing last night (it was AWESOME!) but when I got home the tummy trouble started again. It was NOT fun! I feel really drained this morning. I managed a black coffee and a bit of scrambled egg but have really lost my appetite. Will try something easy later even if it's just a banana and some nuts. Have salmon and veggies planned for tonight's dinner so hoping I can manage that. Am a bit grumpy because I felt too bleugh to go for my Wednesday run this morning. But at least I get to spend the day watching Grey's Anatomy series 10 box set and drooling over all the yummy doctors (Dr Owen Hunt is my favourite - he's just so....grrrrr) while the kids are at school and my hubby is at work. Have a fab day, everyone!!! We are soooooooooooo close to being Whole 30!
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    Avery reacted to thewyrdwoman in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hey, everyone! Happy Day 28 to us all!
    @leaC: Yes, probably lots of people, including the original poster, dropped away. Also probably quite a few - like me - that just got too busy or too forgetful to post very much. I'm still here & still mostly compliant, well Whole30-AIP food list compliant, but not 100% 3 meals/template compliant. Been skipping breakfast & I confess I had "dessert" twice -- once was 4 dates stuffed with coconut manna & another time was a banana.
    My first Whole30 was a revelation & did go longer & did change my life. During that period I was constantly on the forum, mostly whining about sugar, why not fruit for dessert, why not dessert, etc. The sugar dragon had me. And due probably to my holiday overindulgence in "paleo treats" is still lurking --witness my pecadillos above. But knowing is half the battle & this is the best place around to really come to know how food affects YOU.
    Keep hangin' tough!!
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    Avery reacted to Dem in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Heheh, reading about the people who quit posting makes me smile because I was tempted to do it this time. Guys, I think I'm just going to have to start riding my own bike. When we went into town in Monday I didn't pack enough food and we were there way longer than expected, but I ended up buying some jerky that was in no way compliant. Then we went to dinner at a place like chipotle and I was feeling nauseous so I got some pork carnitas. But I couldn't really eat that. Then the guys I was with wanted frozen yogurt so I got some because hey, I had already blown it, and that made my tummy feel better but then my allergies started flaring horribly in the drive home. Yesterday I had a terrible allergy headache. Last night I yelled at my husband and I realized later that all the crap I had been eating probably contributed to that. And I don't want to live that way. between this pregnancy and everything else going on right now I'm just going to have to do the best I can. So, all this to say I wish you all well but I probably won't be contributing much anymore. I'm hoping to see some of you later on in other whole30 threads, when I attempt another one. Thank you all for sticking around and offering so much support and encouragement. You guys are all doing so great and you can be so proud of yourselves because really, it is hard!
    PS, if you want to continue the group when you start your reintros the moderators will want you to move to the reintroduction forum.
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    Avery reacted to stravajunkie in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hey all:
     
    Yesterday =
     
    M1 eggs and salsa
    M2 Green salad with hamburger
    M3 Sweet potato,
    snack almonds and baby carrots
     
    I have a big family and I'm used to planning meals ahead, because it's a necessary survival mechanism. BUT, when there isn't a plan, it almost always causes me to slip up. Meal 3 happened because my kids were eating pizza, we had just got home from a long day, and there was no easy/quick protein available (except eggs, which I should have thought of but didn't). This is a good example of why I need another 30 days to make these habits more automatic. We have 25 chickens across the barnyard from our house, and I didn't think of EGGS? Hello. More habit building necessary
     
    So, tomorrow my goal is to post 3 meals, and only 3 meals (no snacks) built around protein. Putting a roast the crockpot this morning, eggs for M1, and probably tuna for M2
     
    Have fun all of you heading for reintroduction! Ubercool to be doing it as a group!
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    Avery reacted to leaC in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
     
    Poukiebear & leahcarn, I'm in on the new re-introduction thread - if someone starts one & posts the link in this thread I'll join today, come on guys, we DO need all our peeps with us! Sorry stravajunkie but I don't think my W30 journey needs to extend to another 30 days, I'll be on my own journey from here (but I wish you the best of luck)!
     
     
    Hey bronnyd, you're right on target, my aim is to show (in numbers, photos & energy), my boys/hubby how well I've done and to coax them into trying it for themselves. I may have mentioned before???? but when I did 'Dukan' about 4 years ago, my husband was amazed at how I'd lost 7 kg in a couple of months, and so he gave it a go. He also lost weight - around 12kg, so I know if he sees me stick at something and it works that he can do it also.
     
    W30 might be a little tougher with one of the aims being to break bad eating/drinking habits. He's a serial snacker when at home (doesn't sit on the couch for more than 30 mins without getting up for a coffee or junk food snack). HOWEVER, if I can break my drinking habit (shamefully a bottle of wine a night pre W30), then he should be able to demonstrate the same level of self control, you'd think.... PS: my boys' diets could do with an overhaul too, but that's a totally differnet kettle of fish...
     
     
    Sunsoakeddreamer...great tip re: bm + starches, I'll give that a shot! Sorry to hear about your headache - you're right though, sometimes food just doesn't have an impact on chronic headaches!
     
    Soooooooo, I mentioned this earlier people, but I didn't get a response - what's happened to politicalmama (who started this thread), and the rest of the people who posted from page 1 to around page 20 but haven't been heard from since? I know some people may have moved to the Facebook forum but I can't believe everyone has? How do we get them to re-engage? I'd love to hear what happened....did they fail and drop out - too emberassed to write about it? (no shame there guys)...did they decide posting was too difficult?....did they feel they weren't getting enough from contributing to the thread?....WHAT HAPPENED? Seems like there are only a few of us left, the die-hards who post and post and post (and probably drive everyone else crazy) - wait, is that what happened???
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    Avery reacted to leahcarn in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I think a lot of people drop out of whole30, particularly when they do the big site-wide events, because a lot of people jump on as a spur of the moment thing. Add that to the New Years Resolution crowd, and its probably now that unusual to be down to us stalwarts =)
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    Avery reacted to sunsoakeddreamer in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    oh I thought we'd just stay on here into Feb. and beyond, otherwise I'm sure some will get lost in the shuffle. But, I'll happily follow to the reintroduction thread if someone makes one  PoukieBear, LeaC & company we'll do it together! I plan to stick to the 12 day template in ISWF. First day is legumes - I'm thinking peanut butter with breakfast (woohoooo!), hummus with my veggies at lunch, and chili for dinner.
     
    Bronny- really? I really don't have to eat it? I really don't want to eat it. (I feel like a little kid here!) I love yogurt and miss it terribly, and I appreciate the active cultures it offers. I didn't have the mega bucks to shell out for a good probiotic, and I haven't been able to try kombucha... so I kinda feel stuck with it.
     
    this brings me to something- there are tons of things I wanted to try during this 30 days - recipes, products, new vegetables - loads of them I did, but I'm so happy that this 30 days got me out of a food rut and I will keep trying new things. I know I've been vocal about my disappointments, but given some time to think on all this, it's only been 27 days of my entire life. I've learned plenty, and now I know I have the tools and will power to keep experimenting. And I know I can fall back on the whole30 if I get back into a rut of less healthy food choices. 
    I'm pretty sure I will try an AIP at some point, maybe in the spring or summer when I can be super jazzed about all the fresh produce I can eat.
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    Avery reacted to miemoo in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Everyone is going so well! Woohoo Day 26 for me. I haven't been on this forum much but thought I would check in. I honestly can't believe I only have 4 days left. This experience has put me in connection with myself and with food again and I am so grateful. At Day 26 I feel that I am now fine tuning because I've really deepened my knowledge of my triggers and sensitivities. I made a big jump from 4-5 milky coffees a day to 1 (2 max) black a day. I haven't reached all my goals within 30 days so I know that the next step is to ditch the coffee altogether if I really want to heal my gut and I feel so ready. I know that I can do it because sticking to this program has given me the confidence that I can change anything I put my mind to. 
    X
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    Avery reacted to bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    OK I just have to share - one of my dear housemates came up from downstairs with a homemade muffin made with almond meal, coconut oil and fruit. I had to tell her no because of the fruit.
    I didn't go beyond telling her that muffins were also "noncompliant" as that would take some explaining. She does know I have SIBO and we are good friends but we don't eat together often and our diets are fairly different.
    She makes kimchi and sauerkraut and I told her I had a craving for sauerkraut. So instead of the muffin, she gave me a whole jar of homemade sauerkraut!!
     
    I love her.
     
    Today I just had two meals as the first one was late:
    M1 three eggs and sage sausage/bacon pieces/collard greens
    M2 braised beef ribs, collards and sauerkraut! yummmmmmm