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  1. Do you have access to wild game? Maybe the standard meat that is raised to kill is hard ethically, but would it be less of a struggle if the animal was hunted? I know that's still a shot and sudden stop to life, but if the animal was at least born in nature and allowed to live in a natural setting could that make a difference? I don't know. I am not a vegetarian. I do try to buy grass fed beef and farm fresh eggs, and feel good about those options. My son and father in law hunt so a lot of our meat is wild game. I like it from the aspect of eating meat from an animal that has eaten it's n
  2. Searched for Whole30 recipes on pinterest today and found a whole 30 berry crisp. So sick of this . Call it paleo if you want but not only is desert not allowed, but it also had vanilla in it. boo!
  3. You should really get the food freedom forever book! (bought it last night on amazon kindle for $3.99) It talks about staying on the whole 30 forever not being freedom. But on the other hand, as you do your reintroduction you create your own perfect version of healthy eating for YOU. When you do reintroduction you get the amazing benefit of knowing exactly how each individual addition will affect you and it helps you to establish your own baseline of "worth it." You can't decide what is worth it and what is not if you don't know what the actual affect on your system will be. You can certa
  4. Rachel Nicole, Do you need a pre and or post workout meal? I don't. Sometimes I run first thing in the morning. Sometimes right after I get off work. I actually prefer the first in the morning empty stomach runs. Some people say they "have to" eat something before they run. I don't. I am tired of letting other people dictate my food needs. Try it out, see for yourself. If I run after work I'll eat lunch between 12:00-12:30 and run at 4:00. As long as you are eating enough at your meals you may find you do ok with 3 meals still. For the record I am currently running 5-9 miles 3
  5. johnsjodie, I have jaw issues too, have for years, but I have noticed that I now have more of a "twang" sound when my jaw does a little readjustment instead of a crack or pop. So weird! I also struggle with calf cramps. I've been researching today paleo + leg cramps and came up with multiple possibilities including yours AliciaN. https://chriskresser.com/ask-the-rd-leg-cramping-on-paleo-and-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr/ here is a brief overview "Okay, so I do think this is a really good question because it’s a common problem for people that are new to Paleo, and muscle cramps a
  6. I wonder if you could use some mashed avocado and almond milk in recipes that call for coconut milk. It would still give them the fat and creaminess of the coconut cream? I made this breakfast bake https://www.wholesomelicious.com/pumpkin-apple-breakfast-bake-paleo-whole30/ and it was such a nice change to eggs and veg. I think with the pumpkin and spices you won't taste avocado.. Just a thought. Glad you are finding some recipes! Rachel
  7. I have never used frozen, but I love to put taco toppings on a baked sweet potato and would definitely add some chopped avocado to that! I often eat a half avocado on it's own next to my eggs and veg in the morning, just sprinkle with salt! I made https://whatgreatgrandmaate.com/paleo-white-chicken-chili/ the other day, totally forgot to add avocado, but I bet it would have been amazing. The soup itself was pretty good, a nice change from what I'd been eating. Nothing too fancy there, but maybe it'll spark and idea.
  8. That's about how I start lauriebug. Love the image though! Definitely easier on second or third go-rounds. Hope you are doing well!
  9. Yes, pressing on! I actually scheduled an appointment with a naturopath who does nutrition counseling (put a friend of mine on a whole 30!) for day 32, so I have even more motivation to stay the course. It actually hasn't been hard this time. I guess I'm resolved to find real answers and healing and that more easily outweighs junk food. My problem area with food would be sweets and when I cut out sugar completely I get over my cravings pretty quickly. I also really enjoy fruit and instead of waking the sugar dragon it actually keeps me from going there. I did try a couple of flavors of r
  10. I started April 26. A little behind you, but there aren't a lot of threads going for sure. How are you doing? Still plugging along? I did my first whole 30 back in 2016 maybe? I've been mostly gluten free since, but I am having some skin issues and want to have a fresh clean slate to start doing some testing with. I'm going to see a naturopath who recommended whole 30 to a friend right after the 30 days, and follow her lead on reintroduction and testing and establishing a health record beyond the traditional doctor. That is added momentum to push forward as I have already scheduled the