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    4windsrider got a reaction from PrincessNatkins in 10/16 Start date   
    Whole30 # 4 in the bag!   Actually so easy this time.  Except for slackening the no alcohol rule..I think I'll just keep on with most of the guidelines.  Feeling good and lost 15 lbs. What's not to love?
    Congrats to all who joined the journey this time. Would love to see some posts on "outcomes".  Cheers everyone!
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    4windsrider reacted to Les Wizerables in 10/16 Start date   
    Congratulations to everyone who started on 10/16! 
    My coffee with sweetener was delicious this morning. 
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    4windsrider got a reaction from T2Andrew in It ISN'T hard!?   
    Bravo !   It does almost seem like a "no-brainer" sometimes, doesn't it ?  Eat real food for a whole month...duh.  (-;   Makes me realize how we've "normalized" eating fake-food to the point that it seems odd to eat our natural diet.  Good luck to you, Kristen !
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    4windsrider reacted to tlodden01 in 7 Weeks Strong, but something's missing   
    Thank you @4windsrider It is amazing how fast our bodes react to the wrong foods and how fast our bodies are screaming for "feed me the right foods." The last few days I've had cravings for junk. I haven't been able to figure out why I am having this (no sugar cravings). I haven't desired non-compliant foods in eight weeks, but suddenly, I want a taco and a slice of pizza. It was a busy week and I ate bites here and there, which included too much fruit and not enough protein. I'm guessing if I didn't take in enough calories it could be why I'm craving  any type of food. That's my non-scientific take on it.  I didn't eat out and my acne is gone. I knew exactly what I was eating this week. And, I didn't use coconut oil at all. I must have the same sensitivity you have with coconut oil. Thank you for the input. It's extremely helpful. Congratulations for staying on the path to Wholeness. Best of luck to you too. 
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    4windsrider got a reaction from kimbah in Starting 10/16/17   
    @kimbah Ha!  we're married to the same guy !   LOL.  My husband is also still on board and making good effort.  I'm trying to be a lot more "mentor" and less "drill-sergeant".  We do (did)  the evening munchie thing too and my hubby has been doing OK with sparkling water and a (legal) Lara bar. W30 really tries to change habits around snacking and compulsive desert-after-a-meal thinking but there are a lot of physiologic changes going on too (if the program is followed) that eventually make the "snack-monster" much less formidable. Keep up the good work and, if you haven't seen it, take a look at the "Whole 30 Timeline" with your hubby in mind  (-;   https://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/    
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    4windsrider reacted to MamaMan in October 3rd start   
    Feeling quite wonderful over the past 48 hours, not wanting this to end.  My body is very happy eating this way, and cutting out alcohol. Plan to remain off dairy, sugar, and ideally gluten, going forward.   Am finding it relatively easy to prepare meals after 4 weeks of practice. Will reintroduce alcohol, but in serious moderation. Am noticing a positive shift in my energy, state of mind, and overall flexibility and I love it!  Thank you, 4windsrider for pulling me along with you on this experiment, it was well worth it!  P. S.  do you have a "real" wineglass for me?
     
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    4windsrider reacted to becs in October 3rd start   
    Day 30 for me, too! So many NSVs, and feeling really confident about reintroductions. The holiday season scares me a bit, but I will have many opportunities to practice mindfulness when deciding what to eat. I know food freedom will be a constant work in progress, but I'm looking forward to it! 
    Also looking forward to wine this weekend  
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    4windsrider got a reaction from MadGab in October 3rd start   
    @MadGab It's still Nov. 2nd here...I'm waiting to go thru Nov. 3rd and will start re-intros on Nov. 4th.  I'm really only interested in adding back legumes and from past experience those are A-OK with my body !  Tofu will be BACK. YAY !!!  
    Oh yeh, and Xena Warrior Princess and I will be toasting our success with a glass of really good red wine (-;
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    4windsrider got a reaction from becs in October 3rd start   
    Well, made my little trip this past weekend. TSA, for whatever reason saw fit to give me pre-screening clearance for both flights (round-trip).  SO, didn't even have to take off my coat or shoes and the Chia Squeeze packets made it through with no problem !   I put my coconut milk into 3 little bottles and used them for morning coffee. Biggest challenge was that my flight was delayed on the way home and I had to kill time for 3 hours in an airport restaurant in Seattle with EVERYONE drinking great beer--except me !  Alaska Airlines is awesome, gave each of the affected passengers $24 worth of meal vouchers for the wait.  I had a Cobb salad with w/ oil/vinegar on the side and Perrier with a slice of lime. My coconut chips and raw almonds helped a lot for in-flight snacks.  I don't think I've ever flown without wine or cocktails before, so NSV I guess!   
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    4windsrider got a reaction from becs in October 3rd start   
    Well, made my little trip this past weekend. TSA, for whatever reason saw fit to give me pre-screening clearance for both flights (round-trip).  SO, didn't even have to take off my coat or shoes and the Chia Squeeze packets made it through with no problem !   I put my coconut milk into 3 little bottles and used them for morning coffee. Biggest challenge was that my flight was delayed on the way home and I had to kill time for 3 hours in an airport restaurant in Seattle with EVERYONE drinking great beer--except me !  Alaska Airlines is awesome, gave each of the affected passengers $24 worth of meal vouchers for the wait.  I had a Cobb salad with w/ oil/vinegar on the side and Perrier with a slice of lime. My coconut chips and raw almonds helped a lot for in-flight snacks.  I don't think I've ever flown without wine or cocktails before, so NSV I guess!   
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    4windsrider got a reaction from becs in October 3rd start   
    Well, made my little trip this past weekend. TSA, for whatever reason saw fit to give me pre-screening clearance for both flights (round-trip).  SO, didn't even have to take off my coat or shoes and the Chia Squeeze packets made it through with no problem !   I put my coconut milk into 3 little bottles and used them for morning coffee. Biggest challenge was that my flight was delayed on the way home and I had to kill time for 3 hours in an airport restaurant in Seattle with EVERYONE drinking great beer--except me !  Alaska Airlines is awesome, gave each of the affected passengers $24 worth of meal vouchers for the wait.  I had a Cobb salad with w/ oil/vinegar on the side and Perrier with a slice of lime. My coconut chips and raw almonds helped a lot for in-flight snacks.  I don't think I've ever flown without wine or cocktails before, so NSV I guess!   
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    4windsrider got a reaction from becs in October 3rd start   
    Well, made my little trip this past weekend. TSA, for whatever reason saw fit to give me pre-screening clearance for both flights (round-trip).  SO, didn't even have to take off my coat or shoes and the Chia Squeeze packets made it through with no problem !   I put my coconut milk into 3 little bottles and used them for morning coffee. Biggest challenge was that my flight was delayed on the way home and I had to kill time for 3 hours in an airport restaurant in Seattle with EVERYONE drinking great beer--except me !  Alaska Airlines is awesome, gave each of the affected passengers $24 worth of meal vouchers for the wait.  I had a Cobb salad with w/ oil/vinegar on the side and Perrier with a slice of lime. My coconut chips and raw almonds helped a lot for in-flight snacks.  I don't think I've ever flown without wine or cocktails before, so NSV I guess!   
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    4windsrider reacted to MamaMan in October 3rd start   
    Hi, I'm 4windsriders friend.  One way I've been trying to stay ahead of the cooking is to use a digital pressure cooker, saves time and there are lots of leftovers.  You can find Whole30 recipes for the pressure cooker online.  I'm feeling a little less fatigue after the first week, but my heartburn is bothering me.  Any suggestions???
     
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    4windsrider got a reaction from MamaMan in October 3rd start   
    Frogtox, I'm doing really well so far. Headaches mostly.  Spent a weekend with an old friend who is doing this with me and we DIDN"T drink wine !   Huge accomplishment ! So good to feel the success of success !  (-;
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    4windsrider reacted to frogtox in October 3rd start   
    They made it worse, apparently, haha
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    4windsrider reacted to frogtox in October 3rd start   
    Wondering if the multi-posting bug has worked itself out. 
    I can't find a thread that people are using, so I'm just going to post here.. please join if you've just started!
    This is my fourth Whole30. I tend to do one every six months or so, after I've slipped back into old habits.  I've always had a lot of success with feeling better and weight loss but life gets in the way (working full time, two busy kids) and I begin to rely on what's easy. Regardless of the fact that 90% of what I eat is good, I really respond to the restrictions of a Whole30. 
    Day 3-- Wish me luck!  
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    4windsrider reacted to MarilenaMonkey in Ideas for Vegetarians who don't eat Eggs or Seafood!   
    Hi all!  I love all of the great ideas posted on this forum--thanks for sharing.  I've been doing the vegetarian Whole30 now for about 3 weeks now.  My daily routine usually consists of eggs, veggies, and fruit for Meal 1; a salad and soup for Meal 2; and one of the Meal 3 recipes listed below for dinner.  I'm always looking for new recipes to add some variety and keep things exciting!
     
    Thought I'd share some of the eggless and Whole30-compliant recipes I've experimented with and enjoyed:
     
    Meal 1
    Banana Almond Chia Pudding: http://www.gritsandchopsticks.com/the-gravy-train/2015/05/whole30-banana-almond-chia-pudding.html
     
    No'tmeal: http://www.thewholesmiths.com/2015/01/19/no-tmeal/
     
    Raw Sweet Potato Parfait with Cashew Cream (omit honey): http://reciperelay.com/raw-sweet-potato-parfait-with-cashew-cream/
     
    Green Power smoothie: spinach, banana, almond butter, hemp hearts, almond milk (note: smoothies aren't encouraged on Whole30, but they're a great way to get veggies in the morning--and if this is the worst part of your nutrition plan, you're doing juuust fine...)
     
    Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie: http://cookeatpaleo.com/paleo-pumpkin-coconut-smoothie/
     
     
    Meal 2
    Salads:
      - Paleo Greek: http://fedandfit.com/2013/02/21/paleo-greek-salad/
      - Superfood Salad (omit quinoa): http://lindawagner.net/blog/2013/10/superfood-salad-recipe-for-weight-loss/index.html
      - Cashew Cabbage (omit white wine): http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/side-vegetable/cashew-cabbage.html
      - Mango Arugula and Avocado: http://laylita.com/recipes/2008/05/08/mango-avocado-arugula-salad/
      - Dijon, avocado and tofu: http://www.hendersonfitness.com/julies-blog/dijon-vinaigrette-dressing-recipe-and-results
     
    Homemade Soups:
      - Spicy Black Bean: http://cookieandkate.com/2016/spicy-vegan-black-bean-soup/
      - Creamy Tomato: http://bartleysrun.com/2013/08/what-we-ate-creamy-tomato-soup-recipe.html
      - Curried Cauliflower (omit white wine): http://cookieandkate.com/2013/curried-cauliflower-soup/
      - Lentil Spinach: http://www.thegardengrazer.com/2014/12/lentil-spinach-soup.html
      - Creamy Broccoli White Bean (omit parmesan): http://www.marthastewart.com/1049712/creamy-broccoli-white-bean-soup
     
    Meal 3
    Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Cashew sauce: http://fitnessista.com/2014/07/zucchini-pasta-salad-with-creamy-cashew-sauce/
     
    Broccoli & Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: http://www.dailybitesblog.com/2012/11/01/broccoli-walnut-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/
     
    Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos: http://healthynibblesandbits.com/harissa-portobello-mushroom-tacos/
     
    Buddha Veggie Bowl: https://tastespace.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/buddha-veggie-bowl-with-a-ginger-miso-lime-dressing/
     
    Cauliflower Kung Pao (omit noodles): http://www.eatgood4life.com/cauliflower-kung-pao/
     
    Aloo Gobi: http://www.cookwithmanali.com/aloo-gobi/
     
    Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba Style (omit sugar): http://www.pickledplum.com/yakisoba-spaghetti-squash-recipe/
     
     
    Happy Whole30 cooking!
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    4windsrider got a reaction from cottagequeen in 2nd Time Around starting 1 October   
    Oh Good. I think I finally found the right thread. Started my 3rd W30 on Monday, 10/3.   I feel like it's pretty easy because the learning curve isn't as steep as the first time.  I am, however, fully aware that the detox and no-wine whining will arise at some point !  Good to have the support of this forum.  Happy Whole 30 to everyone !
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    4windsrider got a reaction from aliciajune in Fried Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Egg Salad... Have you done legumes and tofu and seen success?   
    Egg Salad "Member"…I LOVE your sense of humor !!   I too have some issues with the "tone" of Whole30 when it comes to those of us who avoid eating animals…I finished a Whole25 on November 25th.  Ate lots of eggs and tried to do some Salmon..did everything TO THE LETTER (except eat meat) I felt ok….not as fabulous as I feel when following Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live protocol but still good enough to do another Whole-something.  I will include legumes this time and see how I feel.
    Keep fighting the good fight and keep that awesome sense of humor rolling !!!
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    4windsrider got a reaction from Barfygarfy in Starting a vegan whole30 11.19. Anyone else?   
    I finished a "Whole25" (using eggs and fish for protein sources) the day before Thanksgiving. Since I already eat fairly "clean" …( vegetarian, lot's of "fresh and raw" and very little processed foods) the main change for me was no wine !    
    I'm planning to start a vegetarian Whole30 on Jan. 1st 2016 and would enjoy company just to " compare notes".  I will eat eggs but I'm not going to eat meat…just isn't something I would do.  I think there will be plenty of benefit without eating quite so high on the food chain.  My biggest issue is there's a lot of fat in the Whole30…I did not lose any weight on my Whole25…and I do need to lose about 20 lbs.
    Anyway, would love company next month if any one is interested in starting the New Year that way !  
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    4windsrider got a reaction from praxisproject in January 2016 Alumni - Post-Whole30ers   
    Re-introduced Organic Firm Tofu last night with steamed mushrooms, potatoes , broccoli and cauliflower with melted ghee and curry ! YUM .  And my tummy likes it !  This vegetarian is very happy to have tofu again !  NOT happy about too much wine the night before. Realizing that "gotta have wine" is just a myth I tell myself. A glass now and then is nice but using it as a "reward" for "long-suffering" is SO counterproductive. Working on my relationship with all these things. Whole30 is such a great template for "doing the work" .  
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    4windsrider reacted to mandrake in An experiment: Whole 30 + Acupuncture   
    I'm hungry. It's day two with two meals down and one to go and I. Am. Hungry. Lunch was five hours ago and dinner is soon and did I mention I'm hungry? I'm going to eat as soon as my partner gets home. Well, as soon as the butternut squash is completely soft and caramelized, cooked to maximum deliciousness. Both will happen at around the same time.
     
    This isn't my first Whole 30. My first W30 was in 2013 and it was magic. At the time I was a smoker, and kept myself occupied through the sugar craving crankiness. This time I'm sober, and using something different to try and make it through: acupuncture.
     
    There are studies that show that acupuncture helps people who are withdrawing from heroin. I've never tried heroin, but I've seen enough movies to know that the withdrawal from that is much worse than the withdrawal from sugar. I'm fortunate to have a community acupuncture clinic in my neighborhood, and to have access to it every day if I wish to. Today I had more needles than ever, all working to help this old body release the sugar addiction. I think it worked. I felt calm, peaceful, not at all grumpy, sleepy, dopey, or bashful, for most of the day.
     
    Having been down the Whole 30 road before, I know what to expect and yet I do not have my fridge stocked with clarified butter and homemade mayo. My kitchen shelf is full of ingredients for baking and pasta and canned beans. I decided to do this W30 out of the blue, two days before grocery day. Fortunately for me I learned my lesson in 2013 and started keeping vegetables and fruits and meats on hand, and after a quick trip to the mini mart for eggs and to the fancy foods section of the wine store for olives, marcona almonds, and a surprise super-fancy jar of real deal sauerkraut, I am ready to make it to grocery day.
     
    The obligatory meals list.
     
    Yesterday, day 1
    m1 hash of reheated baked potato, spinach, 2 eggs, and black coffee
    m2 a palm sized amount of roasted chicken, a handful of cashews, a green apple and 3/4 cup of frozen berries
    snack 2 cups of ginger coconut butternut squash soup with a tablespoon of pepitas
    m3 a palm sized amount of roasted chicken, 4 carrots roasted with spices and olive oil, a tablespoon of almond butter
    Acupuncture: CP did some work on my leg pain from overdoing exercise on day 1 eve. Worked beautifully.
     
    Review of day 1: too much nut/seed, not enough vegetables, that's what happens when I'm poorly-prepared
     
    Today, day 2
    m1 hash of reheated baked potato, spinach, 4 eggs, black coffee
    m2 a palm or two of roasted chicken, 2 cups of raw kale/cabbage salad with 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds and lemon dressing
    m3 a palm of braised venison, half a small butternut squash, braised onion and apple, a handful of olives
    Acupuncture: KH did massive sugar addiction work that included both ears and a pretty little formation near the right elbow. I feel amazing, considering I haven't had sugar in 48 hours.
     
    Review of day 2: Mostly awesome, some minor twitchiness but good mood, beginning to notice how much time my brain spends thinking about food.
     
    Tomorrow, day 3
    Let's not get ahead of ourselves, ok? It will definitely include food and acupuncture.
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    4windsrider reacted to heatherdOT in January 2016 Alumni - Post-Whole30ers   
    the rundown so far...
    Gluten-containing grains= brain fog, bloating, stomachache, hangover-like for a day or two
    Non-gluten grains= okay, but only in moderation (rice is a food without brakes for me)
    Dairy= bloating, gas
    Sugar= eat all the things
    Legumes= peanut butter and soy are okay, beans not so much
    I've been off-roading quite a bit more than I planned upon and I find that my sugar dragon is rearing its ugly head again...restaurant week in my city about killed me. I can see a huge difference between "on Whole30" and "not on Whole30". I keep making the same mistakes and always end up back in the same bad place. Time to lock it back down.
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    4windsrider reacted to greenhm in January 2016 Alumni - Post-Whole30ers   
    Hi all - been away from the forum for a while, but still going good. I decided to turn mine into a Whole45 - I'm just finishing up Day40 today!
     
    Looking forward to reintroducing rice because SUSHI!!!
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    4windsrider reacted to Mistyfire in January 2016 Alumni - Post-Whole30ers   
    I'm posting randomly throughout the forum just to help me keep my focus on how I want to keep eating and maybe help some others along the way.