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  1. Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

    Great mindset @Dragonslayer! Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am thankful for a roof over our heads and food on the table and health. All things too easily taken for granted. It's so easy to get consumed by our battles with food but in the grand scheme of things it's hardly a blip, @Pandora Will read the Jason Fung article. Thank you. @littleg Whipped cream is so good!!! I'm making a version with coconut cream. Works out as my niece is allergic to dairy.
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    Don't despair @Dragonslayer It will absolutely happen. That's real life. The test is not if it happens but how we recover and the key there is as you say being kind to yourself, realizing that this will pass. That way, when stress hits us it won't totally derail and send one wrong turn into the wrong direction. You have been and are doing great. Happy Thanksgiving!!
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    @Pandora I honestly think it's like any other habit you form. At first you think you can't live without it and then after a while you lose the taste for it. Trust me, I love chocolate and carbs to beat the band. But they don't love me back and I know I am better off without. I just need to remind myself of that when temptation strikes! I hope everyone has had a good day. I am looking forward to a day off!
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    Yum. The chili looks amazing. As for not craving chocolate. W30 helps. W60 nearly nailed it completely for me and I went without for more than a year and didn't even think about it or want it. Until I did again. Not sure of the triggers. Although I think I got sloppy and let things creep back into my diet and it started to reawaken my cravings. Right now I don't crave it at all.
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    @Pandora Congratulations on getting to Day 30!! Amazing. The fruit thing is real and I know I do better in terms of cravings without it. I rarely succeed though in going a day without although i have had some modest success cutting out nuts and dried fruit. Baby steps, right?!
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    Great to hear! Thinking of you!! Made it through day 10 at this end so will take it. Felt hungry but worked out so natural I think.
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    @Dragonslayer You’re doing great. Fingers and toes crossed for your Mom. @littleg You’re welcome any time
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    Happy Monday. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Finally figured out my Thanksgiving menu and sharing below in the event it's helpful: Roast Turkey (I just stuff cavity with lemon, herbs, celery and carrots and then roast according to weight. I used to brine but not convinced it's worth the effort!) Roasted fingerling and Japanese sweet potato wedges Roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries and bacon Roasted green beans with shallots and pumpkin seeds (Common denominator on side dishes is that they're all easy and can be done on a sheet pan) This butternut squash casserole ... http://meljoulwan.com/2011/11/17/velvety-butternut-squash/ Fruit salad made with berries and dried figs, marinated with a vanilla bean pod. Served with coconut whipped cream There will be stuffing, creamed onions and pie for the non W30's (basically everyone but me!)
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    @Dragonslayer Being cold and tired is like kryptonite. But you're clearly using this as another piece of information and can adjust accordingly -- bring more food and layers. And on the food, I know it's tough to do but maybe think about bringing things that really appeal and taste good rather than leftovers. There's a new frittata recipe I've seen that looks relish where you use roasted red peppers (from a jar), arugula, dairy free pesto (Just put lots of basil and parsley plus a quarter cup of walnuts and a teaspoon salt in a blender. Pour in olive oil until it has the consistency you like) and eight eggs. Saute the arugula and peppers, Put in a bowl, add the pesto to your liking and then mix in the eggs and bake for about 30-40 mins. Something like that might be super easy to pack. Hope you have a better day today. Day nine for me and trucking along.
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    Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a good day. Made it a week. At last! Long day and just crawled home and ready to fall face forward. Food today --- Omelet with tomatoes, spinach and avocado, big salad with chicken, sweet potato, brussels sprouts and avocado and then left over pork, squash and other vegetables with big dollop of homemade mayo and an apple. Tomorrow I have to plan my Thanksgiving meal, The objective will be to keep it as easy as possible!
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    You’ve got this @Dragonslayer. eight successful days totally trumps any supermarket aisle! Go in with a list and don’t come out with anything that isn’t on it! Report back!!
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    Nearly Friday friends and Day 6 in the bag. Phew. Tomorrow will be a big milestone for me as I think the first week is always the toughest. Food today -- Scrambled eggs with fingerling potatoes and peppers; two hard boiled eggs with mayo and roasted veggies; roasted pork tenderloin with butternut squash and red onion with a mustard rosemary glaze. An apple and some chestnuts. @Dragonslayer i haven't tried steak on a sheet plan. I am not very good at cooking it but I bet if you marinate it first it would work well. Your red cabbage sounds delicious. Will definitely try!! @Pandora Bravo on day 25! @littleg I wouldn't worry about eating the same foods. Eat what makes you feel good. My breakfasts rarely change!
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    Hi everyone! Hope it's been a good day. I made it to day 5 which feels good and no urges to consume all things. For now at least! Made it to exercise class too, which is also a minor miracle. Food today .. Scrambled eggs with green beans and avocado, more of my frittata with roasted vegetables and then tonight we're having steak with artichoke and a big spinach salad. @Dragonslayer Seven days straight sounds intense! Way to go on hitting a week!! @littleg I ordered the oil and am keen to try! @Pandora I am so trying the chestnuts! In England we roast them. @5280sarah I love Newcastle. Alas I can't eat RX bars as they wake up my sugar dragon!
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    Got through day 4 which I view as a minor miracle given the last several weeks!! Food today included my frittata, omelet with avocado, roasted vegetables and then swordfish and salad for dinner. Plus a handful of chestnuts. One of my favorite things!! @Dragonslayer I am so pleased to hear the sheet pan is a hit. It's honestly how i do the bulk of my cooking these days. @5280sarah Where in England? I'm from Lancaster. @littleg Glad both you and little man are doing good. What is MCT oil and what does it taste like??
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    @Pandora my never fail mayo recipe follows in a large glass put one large egg, 2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice, one teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of dry mustard. Add in a cup of light olive oil. Put your immersion blender in bottom of glass and turn on. Count to 30 in your head and then slowly bring the blender up the glass. It’s done!