EmilyK

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    EmilyK reacted to slc_melissa in Restarting/Vent   
    I'm sorry you're finding it so challenging, and especially over special family holidays it can be rough.  Here are some strategies that I've used.  (Also, I'm single, no kid, so I'm not cooking for anyone else.)  Are you trying to have your kid also be whole 30 (it might be too challenging at this point.)?
    What are your goals/motivation for doing the Whole30?  Keep those in mind.
    If you make soup, make some extra and freeze it for future meals.
    Same with casseroles/egg bakes type thing.
    I don't suffer from food boredom and I don't need something new everyday, so I'm a huge leftover fan.
    I'll often roast a tray of veggies on my top oven tray, bake a tray of meatballs at the same time on my bottom oven tray.  While eating those for dinner, I'll have two more trays going for leftovers.  One time cooking, multiple meals.
    Depending on grocery stores in your area, rotisserie chickens can be available with only compliant ingredients, but watch your labels.
    Your meals don't have to be instagram-worthy or even look like someone else's idea of a complete meal.
    It also depends on what type of resources you have at work/home, but assuming a freezer and microwave:
    A package of frozen vegetables, some coconut milk, some canned chicken or salmon: Microwave for 5 minutes, add salt and pepper: Easy delicious soup!
    I've done some sauteed onions, add a can of diced tomatoes and a can of tuna, simmer until hot: Easy meal.  Can top with some olives.
    Things I often use for traveling, no refrigeration or prep: package or can of salmon, some baby foods of sweet potato puree.  (Ideal? No.  Do-able?  Yes.)
    Yes, rotisserie and canned foods can be more expensive, but they are far less expensive than dining out.  Always read labels!
    Somewhere along the way I bookmarked this thread:
    https://forum.whole30.com/topic/53037-30-meal-prep-for-5-breakfasts-and-5-lunches-in-45-minutes/?tab=comments#comment-483813
    Good luck!  
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    EmilyK reacted to laura_juggles in teen eating junk food when out with friends   
    I think you need to tone it back a couple notches with your daughter. 
    Does your daughter ever talk to her pediatrician without you there? Her doc might be able to have that conversation about better food choices and keeping an eye on how clothes are fitting (because strictly focusing on weight with growing teens sets them up for a future life of being obsessed with the number on the scale) without sounding like a nagging mom. 
    If she thinks she needs to be tested for ADD, don't push off a potential mental disorder as "she's just eating poorly". Maybe the symptoms are related to her food choices, but maybe they're not. Mental illness has enough of a stigma that she doesn't need her mom downplaying it. And if the test comes back and she doesn't have ADD, then maybe that doctor can approach the topic of how food affects focus and whatnot. 
    I don't know if you're exaggerating that ice cream is limited to only celebrations or that there is a strict 2 doughnut per year cutoff that you mentioned, but maybe you just need to chill a bit. Teens love to do the things that drive their parents up a wall right? Well, if you're not on her case as much about what she's eating, maybe it'll be less of a big deal. 
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    EmilyK got a reaction from healthybound in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Dairy (primarily casein--I react a lot harder to aged cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. than I do fresh cheese or milk) destroys me.  Congestion and coughing within minutes, headaches and joint pains within an hour, and then feeling spacey and hungover for a day or two afterward.  Goat's milk cheddar did the same thing, but fresh mozzarella doesn't bother me as much.  I can tell if a recipe has dairy in it based on how it makes me feel.  It is horrible.
     
    Wheat flares eczema I didn't realize I had.  I can have one serving a week or so without much consequence, but any more frequently than that and my skin gets itchy and my cuticles start cracking and my scalp starts getting scabby again.
     
    Rice destroys my digestion.  It feels like a rock in my stomach and then it totally trashes my gut for a few days.
     
    Soy makes me feel like I have the worst hangover in the world.
     
    I never bothered to reintroduce legumes besides soy (which was less intentional--we got Chinese food one night).
     
    Seriously--things I never thought would happen with regard to food.  It's insane.
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    EmilyK got a reaction from healthybound in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Dairy (primarily casein--I react a lot harder to aged cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. than I do fresh cheese or milk) destroys me.  Congestion and coughing within minutes, headaches and joint pains within an hour, and then feeling spacey and hungover for a day or two afterward.  Goat's milk cheddar did the same thing, but fresh mozzarella doesn't bother me as much.  I can tell if a recipe has dairy in it based on how it makes me feel.  It is horrible.
     
    Wheat flares eczema I didn't realize I had.  I can have one serving a week or so without much consequence, but any more frequently than that and my skin gets itchy and my cuticles start cracking and my scalp starts getting scabby again.
     
    Rice destroys my digestion.  It feels like a rock in my stomach and then it totally trashes my gut for a few days.
     
    Soy makes me feel like I have the worst hangover in the world.
     
    I never bothered to reintroduce legumes besides soy (which was less intentional--we got Chinese food one night).
     
    Seriously--things I never thought would happen with regard to food.  It's insane.
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    EmilyK got a reaction from healthybound in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Dairy (primarily casein--I react a lot harder to aged cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. than I do fresh cheese or milk) destroys me.  Congestion and coughing within minutes, headaches and joint pains within an hour, and then feeling spacey and hungover for a day or two afterward.  Goat's milk cheddar did the same thing, but fresh mozzarella doesn't bother me as much.  I can tell if a recipe has dairy in it based on how it makes me feel.  It is horrible.
     
    Wheat flares eczema I didn't realize I had.  I can have one serving a week or so without much consequence, but any more frequently than that and my skin gets itchy and my cuticles start cracking and my scalp starts getting scabby again.
     
    Rice destroys my digestion.  It feels like a rock in my stomach and then it totally trashes my gut for a few days.
     
    Soy makes me feel like I have the worst hangover in the world.
     
    I never bothered to reintroduce legumes besides soy (which was less intentional--we got Chinese food one night).
     
    Seriously--things I never thought would happen with regard to food.  It's insane.
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    EmilyK reacted to [email protected] in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Frantastic... yes. I go out with little containers of clarified butter in my purse.
    ann
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    EmilyK reacted to megmac in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    "Grocery shopping" takes place at more than 3 locations.
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    EmilyK got a reaction from ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    My SisterFriend told me that eating this way was going to box my kidneys because without grains I wouldn't be getting enough carbs.
     
    I think she's really just sore because we cut our weekly Mexican dinners when I started this.