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  1. 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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    May Whole30 Goals

    Reintroduction Day 3: Whole30 Rough night with Noah. Breakfast: sweet potato hash and 3 eggs. Lunch: shredded beef, carrots, onions. Still no ready avocados. Snack while grocery shopping: LaraBar. Probably not a good choice. Bought some trail mix for our trip and had two bites. It’s delicious but now my teeth and my head hurt. Added sugar? Only non compliant thing is sugar and potentially peanut oil. I definitely haven’t had enough water today. Probably only 16 oz. and it’s 5 o’clock. Planning burger and baked fries and grilled veggies for dinner so hopefully the white potatoes don’t mess me up tomorrow. I finally have some ready avocados so I am excited! Mood has generally been much better today.
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    May Whole30 Goals

    10 pm update: Headache was bad enough I took medicine. Ugh.
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    May Whole30 Goals

    8 pm update: Decided to go to Nocterra for dinner thinking I could get a salad at the food truck and then the food truck had a more limited menu. Argh. Got Pho and didn’t eat very much of the rice noodles but had that and gluten so now I feel like a total failure. My head hurts, I am cranky and defeated. I came home and ate some of the hash (sweet potato, sausage, spinach) Mom made because I don’t feel like I ate enough but it feels like it’s too late to recover I also think I might be getting a blocked duct so I am just generally feeling like I am not having a good night. I need to eat more fat tomorrow and STICK TO THE WHOLE30 DUH.