RenaissanceGirl

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  1. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    I am torn between doing the slow reintroduction and formally stretching out the program to a Whole 45. I've seen a lot of NSVs and want to stick it out a bit longer, although yesterday I was exhausted and just wanted to stop having to think about food so much (is this something that just happens at this point in the program?). Also I am SO TIRED of eggs. Is anyone else thinking of staying on plan a bit longer?
  2. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    Uggghhhh - dumped a can of tomato sauce from the back of the cupboard into my dinner on the stove, only to then realize that it had sugar in it! So frustrating because I'm down to my last few things before shopping. I ended up making tuna salad instead and boxing up the other food to freeze and eat after Day 30. I'm glad I discovered the problem before I started eating - it would have sucked to be derailed by something so lame. Heading to the grocery store shortly to get my ingredients for the next few days - including tomato sauce without sugar!
  3. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    Foodie, something similar happened to me - I had a very stressful day and would normally have had a drink, but that was not an option, and I found myself standing over the stove stress-eating cauliflower rice out of the pan - that was a wake-up call, because it definitely doesn't have the same reward profile as pasta! Once I realized how automatic the action was, I put the food away and read a book instead, but I have some unpacking to do on both the alcohol and automatic food fronts. Today I woke up and felt very tired of thinking about food...eating was a chore this morning. I don't actively want toast and peanut butter, but I want to not think about what I'm eating for a bit.
  4. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    Good morning everyone! Day 10 already...we're in double digits now! Yesterday my husband and I had planned to go out for dinner where I knew I could get a compliant meal, but the wait was ridiculous when we got there so we ended up at our local sushi bar instead, where I was able to get sashimi and steamed veggies. With a bit of salt and pepper and fresh lime juice, I didn't even miss the soy sauce, and the meal was so filling in its own that I didn't even miss the rice. It made me think about how much of what I eat is basically just filler that doesn't add anything to the value (nutritional or taste-wise) of the meal. Increased awareness of what I'm eating and why has been one of the best aspects of this for me so far. The main thing I'm struggling with is that even though I say I'm a pescetarian, really I'm a vegetarian who occasionally eats fish. I usually get most of my protein from vegetable sources, and this has worked well for me in the past, including through training for several marathons. Eating this much animal protein is just weird for me, and it's even changing my breath. I looked at some paleo forums and see that this is common but it's really strange for me.
  5. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    L, I am right there with you! Overall it hasn't been bad for me (low point: intense headaches and exhaustion on day 2) but even though I'm not hungry and I feel good about sticking with it, eggs and seafood are getting a bit old. Although I've had so many boiled ages in the last couple of days that I'm definitely feeling more jaded than usual - my husband and I went away for the weekend and j packed a bunch of boiled gags, tuna salad, and mashed sweet potato to be able to stay compliant. Success, but it's been boring. Have you tried making any of the sauces? I did citrus-glazed haddock the other day and it was delicious. I'm planning to make a spinach frittata when I get home, and will try to stick to different frittatas this week to make the eggs more interesting. I'm also planning to modify a gumbo recipe with lots of fish and shrimp - I think for me the key at this point is to make the food as exciting as possible. NSV: my husband has been calling Whole30 "Whole Boring" - he's a definite sugar addict - but told me that the cauliflower "rice" and citrus-glazed haddock I made the other day is one of the best meals he's ever eaten. No more complaints from him!
  6. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    Thank you Frogtox - sounds scrumptious, I will look into it!
  7. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    Thanks, L! I will definitely check out applestozoodles for compliant recipes.
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    Starting 1/4/16

  9. RenaissanceGirl

    Starting 1/4/16

    Hi all, I've started today as well! This will be my first Whole30 and I've been preparing by focusing on all the things I can have instead of what I can't. It helps that I work from home so can really control what I eat throughout the day. Curious as to whether anyone else is doing this as a pescetarian. I'm planning to do the full program (no vegetarian modifications) so will be on the lookout for lots of fish and egg recipes!