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  1. madness

    Washington DC on the Whole 30

    I ate at the Silver Diner in Clarendon when I was there in Jan. I had a flat iron steak with a salad and potatoes. I had to ask them to make a few changes (I think it was just butter that wasn't compliant). I just looked at their menu online and that's not on it any more. It was GOOD. They probably would accommodate as well still.
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    Conference in San Antonio

    There's a couple of restaurants near the riverwalk that are paleo friendly and source locally. They will probably be your best bet for finding something compliant, or easily making minor adjustments to make something complaint. 5 Points Local is awesome. Pharm Table is all vegetarian (or maybe vegan?) and does a lot of take out. It's just for lunch. It might be a good way to get the veggie portion of your meal, but bring along some protein. And Feast doesn't necessarily have paleo stuff on the menu, but it's a seasonal restaurant and they are usually more than willing to make accommodations.
  3. I'm glad this thread came back up. Last time I posted, I was on day 8 and struggling with this much meat. But I had also grown sick of eggs! I'm still on the program, Day 43, and things have changed a lot. I have enjoyed a lot of the meat I've eaten. New cuts, new recipes, new animals even. I thought I would be the last person to say this, but your taste buds (with regards to meat) - and your attitudes - are likely to change during the Whole30. I now eat meat 2 or 3 meals a day instead of the 1 meal in the beginning.
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    Time to ditch my rheumy?

    I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis about 3 years ago. I had a HUGE flare and could barely move and made the appointment. Before the appointment, it was pretty clear that it was PA, so I had done a bunch of research. I talked to the doc about diet. She was "cautiously optimistic" - she explained that body of scientific literature did not support an anti-inflammatory diet for arthritis but that there were promising studies, unfortunately with conflicting results. I told her about an elimination diet I was considering and she nodded her head and said that being proactive was one of the best qualities in patients and encouraged me to do it as long as I was still eating healthy. She did warn me not to pin all my hopes on it and to research the various drug therapies that I could use as well (though she also said I was unlikely a candidate for them at the time since I had only had the pain for about 2 weeks and who knew how it would progress). Anyway, I thought it was best of both worlds. A very matter-of-fact "science supports x" attitude combined with a "try it and see" one as well.
  5. I'm having somewhat of the same problem, though I do (...or did) love eggs. I'm on day 8 and can't imagine eating this much meat for the remaining 22 days... I was raised vegetarian and didn't eat meat until 32 yrs old (4 yrs ago). I started when I was pregnant and morning sickness had turned me off from off most of the protein-dense vegetarian foods (eggs, dairy, beans, soy, etc). Before Whole30, I was eating meat maybe once a week, sometimes going a month or more without it. The past week, I've eaten eggs for 2 meals and meat for 1 meal every day. I used to love eggs. I'm starting to dread them though. Same with the meat. I can't stand fish but I'm thinking of trying a few milder ones just to add some variety. This is my second elimination style diet and both had me relying on eggs and meat for protein. The way I got through it before was to pick something tolerable and then eat that all the time with minor changes until I was truly and thoroughly sick of it. Example: plain scrambled eggs, scrambled eggs with spinach, scrambled eggs with herbs, scrambled eggs with curry powder (super awesome!), scrambled eggs with spinach and curry powder. Ok, now I'm sick of scrambled eggs. I'm going to make deviled eggs with various fillings until I get sick of that. By the time I did a few variations of this, all I wanted was plain scrambled eggs again. Pick your least objectionable animal protein. Perhaps it's boneless, skinless chicken breast. Start by just brining and roasting it. Keep eating that until you hate it. Next meal cook it in a skillet and make a pan sauce. Keep eating that until you hate it (there are endless pan sauces to be tried though!). Now try slow cooker pulled chicken. How about spicy indian chicken curry? Thai coconut chicken soup? This sort of thing got me through and honestly made me a better cook when it comes to meat (something I didn't have any instruction on growing up!). And maybe eating chicken every day will make you want to switch to beef or pork or more eggs. (this may not be an issue for you, but like the article linked above, I also have to get all my meat from ethically raised animals. We have our own chickens and ducks for eggs and I buy all of my meat directly from local farmers - at their farm where I can see how the animals are raised.) Good luck!