SugarcubeOD

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  1. good work! I like my own roasted potatoes much more than a frozen french fry also... I've been doing 'oven fry' experiments to try and get the crispiest oven fries using only potato... to soak or not soak, to pre cook or not pre cook, to dust with starch or not... So far the ones I just soaked in hot water and then dried and oiled tasted like the best potato I'd ever eaten in my life but they were not even remotely crispy so... LOL!
  2. Sorry you're having a rougher time this time! It honestly doesn't look like you're eating enough. I would switch out the smoothie for a chewed breakfast... the half an avocado is great but 1-2 handfuls of spinach is about a biteful when it gets chewed/wilted down... think about steaming or sauteeing spinach. Also, chewed food lasts longer in the system and digests differently than liquid food and while not considered incompatible, smoothies are not recommended. (https://whole30.com/rules-recommendations/) Also, we recommend 1-3 cups of veggies per meal... I'm not sure how you make
  3. Sorry, I might not have been clear Commercially available chips and french fries are not allowed - see below. Also, paleo pancakes aren't grey... no recreating baked goods of any kind... There definitely are some grey areas around the Larabars and I agree that for the most part they're not an ideal item but in a pinch if they keep you from going through the drivethru because you got stuck in traffic then because they're whole compatible foods, they're in. You can definitely decide not to include them in your Whole30 - I make that decision because I don't like to have that stuff
  4. This is mostly true except for where commercially available chips come in. Those are definitely a no go regardless of intention. The Larabars and RX bars and the like definitely need to have some consideration taken before eating and are only recommended as emergency foods - stuck on the tarmac in an airplane for three hours before a four hour flight...
  5. Wow, that is BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATULATIONS! Will you be relocating there full time? I can imagine it's stunning in every weather and season!
  6. What is the date from this screen shot and what platform is it on because that's not her username. Natural and artificial flavors are fine for the Whole30. It IS true that some people will google, find out how these are made and then choose not to consume them but for the official purpose of Whole30, they are okay.
  7. Make sure you're also not skimping on fat. Fat is what slows down the absorption of protein which in turn gives your meals longer staying power... not to say you may not need more starchy veg, just one other thing to consider
  8. Oh and I posted this on another thread for someone but thought that maybe it was a good reminder... sometimes I like looking at the list and seeing things I hadn't thought of - keeps the spirit up! https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-nsv.pdf Does anyone have any Non Scale victories that are not listed?
  9. Haha! I wish! Unfortunately there's no secret button for us that makes the entire journey easier... it does help to be on here helping other people but you don't have to be a 'staffer' to do that so... I'm doing okay! Coming off a habit of having something after dinner so that's a bit hard to break but if I ask myself if I'm actually hungry or just grieving the loss of that habit, the answer is pretty clear. The one thing I LOVE about Whole30 which I always experience right away is the feeling of extra brain space that I get when I don't have to 'debate' food. There's no 'but I alrea
  10. Was she behaving like this before the Whole30? Has there been conversations about weight and losing weight and somehow she thinks that if she doesn't eat, she will reach her 'ideal' weight? Could she be sneak eating other foods and actually not hungry for what you're offering her? Have you asked her what she does want to have? Some things that are not allowed for adults (banana pancakes) are okay for kids... We're not doctor's here so if you're very concerned, I would take her in to see a doctor. it's a slippery slope when a child starts refusing to eat and can be a symptom of something p
  11. While I am definitely not contradicting you - only you know what you're experiencing... I would definitely encourage you to look at the linked list and see what you can find of positives that you might be experiencing. Sometimes we get tunnel vision about what 'positives' come out of what we're doing and having a look at some suggestions can help us expand how we are viewing our success... https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-nsv.pdf
  12. This is dead on! It goes back to people seeing the result but not seeing the work... we're so conditioned for immediate gratification in our society that for some people the thought of the background work doesn't really come into play (not just in food/diet but in most things that people excel at or want to get good at or progress in). Yep, smile and nod... change the subject - almost 100% of the time if you ask them a question, it'll turn attention back to them because people LOVE to talk about themselves
  13. I find that when I bring things to work that were leftovers from the night before or from a meal prep it reduces the comments... Like... no one would comment on something like this because it just looks like 'food'... really really good food! http://meljoulwan.com/2010/07/27/baked-eggplant-farmesan/ Not to say that you can't have salad or that you deserve people to be judgey but it's something to consider that for some reason if food looks less like 'healthy veggies' people seem to comment less... just something I've learned. ALSO, you don't have to justify anything girlfriend! You d
  14. Have you had a look through the Recipe Sharing section of the forum? There are tons of recipes in there and I would guess a significant amount are quick and easy... delicious - well, I assume someone thinks so