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    rebbeca got a reaction from CWinstead2 in Chia Pudding?   
    A serving of chia seeds is not only fat, it is also a (albeit small) protein source, much like almond butter. I make a chia seed pudding with almond butter and almond milk to eat at breakfast but I always pair it with hardboiled eggs and some leftover veggies from the day before. It's something quick that I can make the night before and eat quickly in the morning, and I don't mind the texture of the seeds after they've absorbed the milk overnight. It isn't intended as a sweet pick-me-up and isn't eaten as a dessert so I don't see why it's off plan
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    rebbeca got a reaction from GoJo09 in Rebbeca's January Whole30 (W30R2)   
    @aprilb here's a link to Dallas's podcast:
    http://livingexperiment.com/
    You could also just search for the living experiment podcast in itunes or stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. All of the episodes are great but the most recent one that I was referring to is Episode 22: New Year. Enjoy!
    I still haven't purchased FFF but in looking for non-food rewards this round, I decided it was my gift to myself at the end of a successful week 3. Last week was a manicure. This week I'm buying myself new yoga socks, next week I'm buying FFF, and the last week I'd really like to buy a spiralizer! I really struggle with food as reward so I'm trying to find some non food things to keep me excited and motivated!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from GoJo09 in Rebbeca's January Whole30 (W30R2)   
    @aprilb here's a link to Dallas's podcast:
    http://livingexperiment.com/
    You could also just search for the living experiment podcast in itunes or stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. All of the episodes are great but the most recent one that I was referring to is Episode 22: New Year. Enjoy!
    I still haven't purchased FFF but in looking for non-food rewards this round, I decided it was my gift to myself at the end of a successful week 3. Last week was a manicure. This week I'm buying myself new yoga socks, next week I'm buying FFF, and the last week I'd really like to buy a spiralizer! I really struggle with food as reward so I'm trying to find some non food things to keep me excited and motivated!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from aprilb in Rebbeca's January Whole30 (W30R2)   
    Haven't checked in for several days. I'm finding Round 2 of the Whole30 to be much easier than the first round. Last time I thought about food constantly, agonized over every choice, and put a lot of my other responsibilities on hold while I concentrated only on eating the right foods. This time, the food just kind of fits into the rest of my life. When I'm craving something crunchy/salty or sweet I hop on the forum and read encouragement from a few other Whole30 friends or do a quick yoga session and it's enough to help me move on and keep going. For my own accountability, I'm keeping a written food long but I don't think I need to share every meal of every day this round. Things are just coming a lot easier and time is passing much more quickly. The best recipe I made all week was the tandoori chicken recipe from the Whole30 recipes instagram. We made turmeric cauli rice to go along with it. I think I'll make it again this weekend although I saw it as a sheet pan dinner on the smitten kitchen instagram feed with roasted cauliflower and potatoes. I'm all for a simple sheet pan dinner! Day 11 is off to a good start!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from aprilb in Rebbeca's January Whole30 (W30R2)   
    Checking in for a review of Days 3 & 4. Here's what I ate:
    Day 3
    B: Leftover curry from Day 2 dinner
    L: Leftover curry from Day 2 dinner
    D: roasted chicken , brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes
    Day 4
    B: leftover chicken, sauteed zucchini, roasted beets
    S: epic bar (beef)
    L: Applegate hot dg with tessemae's ketchup, cucumber, tomato and avocado with lemon juice, salt and pepper
    D: chipotle butternut squash soup, grilled pork chops
    I'm settling in to this round of the Whole30 much more quickly than I did in June. I listened to the latest podcast by Dallas Hartwig yesterday and he challenged the idea of "multiple" or "yo-yo" Whole30s. I haven't read it yet but I also thing Melissa discusses this in her latest FFF book. Because I'm so quickly adapting to the food preparation/choices of the Whole30 program I'm realizing that my steep decline into sugar hell is a behavior that I need to change and replace with new habits. I need to replace my after school and/or after dinner sweet treat with something else: a yoga session, hot tea or bone broth, reading a good book. I also definitely struggle with the thinking that social situation = food and definitely find it difficult to make healthy choices. I don't want to have to continually have to come back to the Whole30 program multiple times a year, I want lasting food freedom and behavioral choices that means I don't NEED the Whole30 anymore.
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    rebbeca got a reaction from aprilb in Round 2, started Jan. 2, 2017   
    Your round 2 story is so similar to mine. I find I'm thinking about food so much less this round and often forget to check in here and log my food and feelings for the day. My 3 year old is eating Whole30 right along side of me too and it's so exciting!
    By the way - I found 12 packs of La Croix on sale at my local Target for $3.33! Maybe you're store is having a similar sale?! If you need recipe inspiration, I made the tandoori chicken recipe from the Whole30 recipes instagram feed with some turmeric cauli rice and it was AMAZING and we had leftovers! 
    Best of luck in Round 2!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    I started Round 2 on Monday too! So far so good. There's a cold/sinus thing going around my house. Woke up yesterday unsure if it was the cold or the sugar hangover that was affecting me. Either way, I headed to bed at 7:30 as soon as my kiddo was in bed and woke up feeling pretty good today. I'm loving the freedom I have this time around to mix up my meals - i.e. not eat eggs for breakfast every morning! I enjoyed a leftover coconut milk curry with cauli-rice and my black tea for breakfast this morning. Feeling great so far and enjoying reading everyone's experiences.
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    rebbeca got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    I started Round 2 on Monday too! So far so good. There's a cold/sinus thing going around my house. Woke up yesterday unsure if it was the cold or the sugar hangover that was affecting me. Either way, I headed to bed at 7:30 as soon as my kiddo was in bed and woke up feeling pretty good today. I'm loving the freedom I have this time around to mix up my meals - i.e. not eat eggs for breakfast every morning! I enjoyed a leftover coconut milk curry with cauli-rice and my black tea for breakfast this morning. Feeling great so far and enjoying reading everyone's experiences.
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    rebbeca got a reaction from praxisproject in January 2nd start date   
    I also love my coffee with creamer. In my previous round of Whole30 I switched to drinking black tea because I couldn't drink my coffee black. I slid right back into sweet/creamy coffee after that round ended though so I'm back for Round 2 this month. Enjoyed my earl grey tea this morning!
     
    Good luck to you!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from praxisproject in January 2nd start date   
    I also love my coffee with creamer. In my previous round of Whole30 I switched to drinking black tea because I couldn't drink my coffee black. I slid right back into sweet/creamy coffee after that round ended though so I'm back for Round 2 this month. Enjoyed my earl grey tea this morning!
     
    Good luck to you!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from praxisproject in January 2nd start date   
    I also love my coffee with creamer. In my previous round of Whole30 I switched to drinking black tea because I couldn't drink my coffee black. I slid right back into sweet/creamy coffee after that round ended though so I'm back for Round 2 this month. Enjoyed my earl grey tea this morning!
     
    Good luck to you!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from Sarasaurus in Sara's Whole30   
    I'm with you on needing some kind of snack, even 20 days in. Honestly, I don't know how people do it. If I'm up at 5:30am (my natural, no alarm wake time), I have to eat breakfast by 6:30 right? If I spaced 5 hours between each meal I'd be finishing dinner at 4:30/5 which is way too early for my family. I've been doing 3 meals lately but only if I delay my breakfast until after my family wakes up at 7:30. Might not be wise to wait 2-3 hours to eat breakfast but if I don't I have to snack!
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    rebbeca reacted to jmcbn in 20 days in, still not sleeping   
    You might want to also have a read at >this article< on sleep hygiene (parts 1 & 2) to try & improve sleep...
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    rebbeca got a reaction from KristyHall in Starting June 6th.   
    Day 1 for me is today. Like you I have been relying way too much on fast, convenient foods. Best of luck to you!
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    rebbeca got a reaction from KristyHall in Starting June 6th.   
    Day 1 for me is today. Like you I have been relying way too much on fast, convenient foods. Best of luck to you!