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  1. emilyelowe

    Re-Intro Fail #facepalm

    Short Story: does anyone know what’s in Chipotle’s Barbacoa that makes it non-compliant? Their site has their ingredients listed in a general sense, not by dish and I’m not sure if it’s the rice bran oil (thinking - and hoping - it’s this) or potentially soy beans. Long Story: I was re-introducing GF grains today and thought I’d just get white rice and corn tortillas at Chipotle rather than buying a whole box or bag of those items, knowing I likely wouldn’t use them. Not only did I accidentally order Barbacoa instead of Carnitas (where is the carne asada when you need it, amirite!?!) but I realized halfway through my first tortilla they had given me FLOUR TORTILLAS. ACH. Obviously, I stopped eating the tortillas but I finished the bowl without even realizing about the Barbacoa. So now I’m just trying to figure out HOW badly I messed up. Overall, it was super disappointing and I am feeling very frustrated, but am planning to take at least three days before I reintroduce dairy and proceed with my reintroduction as planned. Based on what I find with gluten as part of that, I may decide to do GF grains alone on another day as well just to be certain. I do enjoy the occasional white rice. Any additional advice is welcome. Thanks for listening!
  2. emilyelowe

    Transitioning from Formula - Toddlers + Milk

    Thanks for the feedback. I am no longer breastfeeding, he weaned himself around 9 months, making this transition even more important! I'd love other ideas on good sources of calcium, fat, and protein to give him!
  3. I'm not sure if this would be better on the HMHB site, but I'm not a member so I was hoping I could start here. I'm not currently on a W30, but have done quite a few and live a mostly Paleo life style. My husband is a little less paleo, as his responses to the non-compliant foods weren't as significant as mine. From everything I've learned about Dairy, specifically, from doing the W30 and removing it from my life for the most part, I just don't feel comfortable giving it to my son on a regular basis. However, he will be 1 in two weeks and I am super nervous about the transition off of formula/breastmilk. Everything that's recommended online and from our pediatrician is to slowly replace formula with cow's milk because kids need the calories, but that is a lot of milk! We have taken a mostly baby-led weaning approach to solid foods since 6 months, so he is already eating the same solid foods I eat and can handle sippy cups, straws, and open cups (for the most part), so I'm not concerned about removing the bottle so much as I'm concerned about replacing the nutrition. It's easy now to comfort myself when he doesn't eat anything because "Food until 1 is Just for Fun," but when he's ONLY getting nutrition from solid foods, I am sure I will be more concerned. How have other Whole30 alums handled this transition? I saw some other posts suggest smoothies, so I'm thinking maybe we could give him plain coconut milk or coconut milk smoothies with meals or snacks instead? Have others found brands of Almond Milk or other nut milks without a lot of sugar? I can't handle nut milk, it messes with my stomach, but my husband drinks it regularly in smoothies. My son LOVES avocado, so maybe offering him even MORE avocado will ensure that he gets enough calories... however, finding ripe ones in MidWest America is tough! I would love to hear others ideas! Thanks!
  4. emilyelowe

    plated fats

    This was super helpful! This would apply to using coconut milk in mashed potatoes, too, correct? So if I use a half a can of coconut milk in 4 servings of potatoes, I should still add ghee or something when I actually eat a single serving of aforementioned potatoes. Yes?
  5. emilyelowe

    Uses for Coconut Butter

    @LindsayO I've also used it on fruit, which of course you need to be careful with, or in Life After Whole30 Grain Free "cereal," like paleo running momma's.
  6. emilyelowe

    May Whole30 Goals

    Reintroduction Day 7: Whole30 Pre Breakfast Snack: half LARABAR Breakfast: sausage, sweet potatoes, berries, coconut butter Snack: half EPIC bar Lunch: romaine, beef, avocado, dressing Feeling very bloated and gassy. Also craving. I did not set myself up for success on this trip and am really feeling like a failure.
  7. emilyelowe

    May Whole30 Goals

    Reintroduction, Day 6: Rice breakfast: sweet potatoes, eggs, avocado, berries, coconut butter lunch: chipotle salad with white rice. Felt really full. Dinner: at home taco salad. Had some trail mix also, probably feeding the sugar dragon. Headache. Slept well.
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    May Whole30 Goals

    I think gluten + dairy (or maybe just dairy) are not good for my physical or emotional health.
  9. emilyelowe

    May Whole30 Goals

    Tried a new place for lunch trying to be healthy and paleo - total dud. Ended up getting a ham and cheese scone from Northstar so we’re back to gluten + dairy. It was delicious and wonderful and worth the eating experience (I even sat down to really take it in) but possibly not the mental impact. I think especially during reintroduction I have this mindset that if I can only have it today - I must have all of it! I hope Food Freedom doesn’t look like that. Terrible dining out experience for dinner also but I at least stated compliant. Eating out just isn’t going to be as easy or cheap as it used to be and I think I might have to get used to it. Everything I ate today would have been better and faster at home. I think I’m just going to stick with W30 for the next three days before the trip and maybe reintroduce GF grains and legumes after a short reset when we get back. I really want to start the trip off on the right foot and the next few days should be more predictable.
  10. emilyelowe

    May Whole30 Goals

    Reintroduction Day 5: Whole30 Slept OK. Storms. Woke up with slight headache and not terribly hungry. Sign if dysregulation? Also kind of felt hungover, which reminded me that has happened with previous gluten/dairy combos. Was tossing and turning and then had to get up at 7 because Noah was up. Breakfast: sweet potatoes, 3 eggs, avocado, strawberries, raspberries, coconut butter. Slightly negative bathroom experience.
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    May Whole30 Goals

    Starting to feel some bloating and digestive distress too.
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    May Whole30 Goals

    Update: had cookie after dinner too. Had carrots with dinner so that was good. Worth noting my throat started hurting when I woke up from nap also. Took Emergency-C.
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    May Whole30 Goals

    Reintroduction Day 4: Dairy Birthday Party Day Slept well and woke up at 7 am - no alarm, no baby - despite late night last night. Not sure if this is good or bad. Breakfast: sweet potato hash, 3 eggs, avocado. No dairy. Lunch: taco salad, added a little cheese. It was good but the salad would have been good either way. Felt fine after. Little while later... Skillet cookie (dairy and gluten). Wasn’t worth it but Jacob made it special and was excited and then disappointed about how it turned out so I felt like I should eat it. I’m OK with this decision. I ate a pretty small piece at first but then had more later while Lexi was here. This was probably a less good decision. Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness and I should probably only have a few in the house at a time. I don’t know how to know when I’ve “satisfied the experience.” Felt a little emotional/sad after folks left and not sure if this is real or food related. Took a nap with Noah (didn’t feel tired but I just wanted to ) and woke up with a headache (6 pm). Made a point to drink water today, though still only like two or three glasses probably, but I bet this is the dairy since that has been the case in the past. I honestly don’t want dairy with dinner so will probably leave it at that.
  14. emilyelowe

    May Whole30 Goals

    11 p.m. update: Dinner was DELICIOUS. Also had some berries and coconut butter while pumping. Hopefully that will get me through the night. SO. TIRED.
  15. emilyelowe

    Morning Hunger

    I am @ladyshanny! I usually have a morning or afternoon snack (depending on when/if I am hungry) but maybe it needs to be bigger. Thanks!