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  1. Cbg84

    Trying to conceive

    Hi ladies! I've been TTC a while now myself and hoping Whole30 can help. I started my 3rd in the beginning of January but then my Dad had a stroke and I comforted myself with wine. Then totally got off track in March and my temps were all over the place last month. (I wonder if how I eat is related to my BBT - I suspect it is) I was also getting REALLY stressed. I'm worried my hormones are really out of whack. So I've ordered an AVA bracelet, started going to yoga regularly, and am planning to start a fresh round of Whole 30. Fingers crossed for all of us!
  2. Cbg84

    Double batch of mayo?

    I always make my mayo in my food processor. (It's insanely easy thay way) I've doubled it many times by exactly doubling the ingredients and never had any problems. Of course im planningto make some today, watch it be a total fail. . .
  3. If you are worried about the mercury level, see if you can find Safe Catch tuna. They were on shark tank the other night, and while their pitch didnt go over very well, I've been buying he tuna for a few months and its delicious! My local Whole Foods doesn't have it but my Luckys Market does. They even have an elite one that is supposedly safe for pregnant women.
  4. I'm lucky enough to have an Asian geared grocery store across the street from my work that has different veggies like okra, Bok Choy, and Japanese sweet potatoes at very reasonable prices. Japanese sweet potatoes mashed with ghee and coconut milk have become one of my absolute favorite special occasion side dishes. They are slightly sweeter/nuttier than regular sweet potatoes, and personally I have decided I like them more than your normal mash. I highly recommend trying these if your can find them!
  5. Sorry you are feeling so bad foursimple words. I hope it passes soon. I also wonder if anyone knows if there is anything to do to ease this transition? I'm planning to go off of mine at some point this year and after being on it for 8 years, I'm pretty scared I might be terrible to be around. I'm betting eating whole30 will help, just wondering if there's anything else we can do I guess.
  6. Cbg84

    Day 27 and seriously want to quit.

    I lost 3 pounds during my most recent whole 30 and while I have LOTS more to lose I considered it a success. I'd say 5.6 pounds in 27 days is awesome!!! Especially if you are near your period (we all know that affects EVERYTHING in ways we probably can't even understand!) Have you experienced any other non scale victories (sleeping better, less seasonal allergies etc). Try to focus on those more than that pesky number on the scale! If you do say screw whole 30 and go out for some drinks and a "good meal" do you really think you will feel better? My guess is you won't. I honestly almost had a meltdown recently and was debating giving in on day 20something because of cramps and hormones. I seriously wanted to grab my sisters bottle of wine and guzzle the whole thing while crying on the kitchen floor. Instead, I ate a handful of olives, my sister gave me a hug, and then she helped me finish making one of my favorite whole 30 comfort meals. (Whole roasted chicken, mashed Japanese sweet potatoes with ghee and coconut milk, and well fed coconut almond green beans. Better than any "good meal" you can get in a restaurant -seriously!) I wanted a glass of wine and some potato chips so badly, but knowing that I was strong enough to get through that was such an incredible and empowering feeling! I know it seems daunting when you have a lot of weight to lose but please don't give up. I know you can do this! If you look through the forums you will see other posts about people not losing weight and being discouraged. It can truly put a lot into perspective!
  7. Cbg84

    La Croix?

    I actually found the cherry lime flavor at Aldi last week way cheaper than I usually buy it for at target. That flavor is delicious (though coconut is still my favorite). So keep your eye out at Aldi
  8. Cbg84

    Veggies with Breakfast

    Put a blended soup in a thermos and take it with you. Warm, delicious, and you can do any veggies really. The golden cauliflower one from well fed, nom nom paleo quick tomato soup, and a cream of onion and mushroom one I just came up with one afternoon have been my personal favorites, but there are tons of easy recipes online or you can come up with your own When I have soups though I do have another vegetable along with it since soups tend to digest a little quicker. So maybe baby carrots or roasted broccoli and a few cups of Well Fed silky ginger zucchini soup?!
  9. Cbg84

    Spinach Spinach and More Spinach

    My boyfriend buys huge tubs of spinach at Sams all the time but rarely uses it. (I think he likes the idea of vegetables more than he like vegetables but that is a whole other discussion.) I put heaping handfuls into every scramble, bake, casserole or soup I make (when I do blended soups the immersion blender doesn't get it too well and leaves green specks but it doesn't affect taste at all). Or I often eat my protein on a bed of spinach and it wilts down a bit and becomes tender and yummy. (Though greens do cook down so much that I never count this as part of my 1 to 3 cups - I just look at it as bonus.) The spinach and meat muffins gf Chris mentioned are awesome, though I have only done them with frozen spinach. I'll be following to see if there are any other great ideas I hadn't thought of
  10. Cbg84

    Anyone fancy a Well Fed challenge?

    I made the cottage pie last night and just had a big serving of leftovers tonight too. Sooooo good! It might have replaced chocolate chili as my favorite meal. But I do currently have cinnamon beef stew simmering for tomorrow that smells incredible too. . . When I made the salmon cakes I found them a bit too salty (and I love salt). I wonder if it was the salmon I used. I recently made the coconut almond green beans and I said the same thing - that sauce would be amazing on anything! Spinach/meat muffins are also one of my favorites!! So simple, so many ways to change them up, and easy to eat cold on the go.
  11. Cbg84

    New breakfast ideas

    Well fed spinach & meat muffins are my current easy meal favorite! I love them hot or cold (usually for lunch b/c that's just how my schedule goes) and my boyfriend eats them for breakfast on his way out the door. So simple, so many changes you can do (different meats, spices, greens etc). I especially love them topped with homemade mayo (but I love EVERYTHING with homemade mayo)
  12. Cbg84

    Starting 1/4/16

    I can't believe tomorrow is day 30 already! Congrats to all of us for starting out 2016 in a healthy way. It sounds like everyone has a pretty good handle on what they would like to do for reintros, but I'm not really sure what to do. The only thing I really miss is wine. I've never liked beans, I'm already weird about cheese (I'm pretty sure dairy and I don't agree), and I'm more into salty foods than sweets anyway. Pasta and bread are good but I can do without. And honestly in the past 29 days there were really only 2 times that I really really wanted a drink. (One was terrible, stupid PMS, but some olives and my sister helped me through it and I am now stronger for knowing I can deal). We are celebrating my mom's birthday at a winery this weekend and while I havent decided definitely I will probably have a glass or two. I honestly think I am strong enough to keep it at 2 and say no to cheese and cake. It definitely helps that I'm planning to pack a picnic and will have plenty of delicious whole 30 compliant food to share. After that I may go back to strict whole 30 for a while. I know I feel better when I eat like this, and I think I have some more healing to do. But then on the other hand, I would like to go to a restaurant again at some point and not have to question everything, and know for sure what I should steer clear of. Maybe I should go ahead and do reintros now and I can always come back to another whole 30 anytime. I guess I'm just going to take it day by day for now. No matter what happens, I'm sooooo glad I started when I did!
  13. Cbg84

    Starting 1/4/16

    Alot can happen in the next ten days, so I wouldn't get too worried. More importantly, have either of you experienced any NSVs? (Better sleep, better digestion, clearer skin?) Try to focus on those. Lastly I don't think he's eating enough. When eggs are your sole source of protein you should eat as many as you can hold in one hand. (My boyfriend can hold almost an entire carton.) For me, I can eat 4 eggs, 2 cups sauteed broccoli and 2 spoons of mayo for breakfast and be satisfied and I'm a 5 foot 4 female. Also, most of the fat that you cook with stays in the pan, so he should probably be adding an extra fat in at each meal. I think I read somewhere on the forum that if you aren't eating enough your body will go into like a protection mode and save all the fat it can. Try to get him to follow the meal template and put the scale where he can't find it. There's also sooooo much information on these forums. If you have the time to read around similar situations have probably been addressed before. No matter what happens, it's awesome that he was willing to give this a try with you and I hope he doesn't quit.
  14. Cbg84

    Starting 1/4/16

    Yay that's definitely anot NSV!! Also, every time you talk about the food you make (the shrimp earlier, the kale and pineapple the other day) it sounds sooooo good!!