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    TryingOver got a reaction from RandiW in What's for dinner?   
    We are having a tex-mex cauliflower rice casserole. However, my go-to for a low key dinner is a stir fry or roasted vegetables with baked fish or chicken. 
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    TryingOver got a reaction from RandiW in What's for dinner?   
    We are having a tex-mex cauliflower rice casserole. However, my go-to for a low key dinner is a stir fry or roasted vegetables with baked fish or chicken. 
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    TryingOver reacted to wag_2013 in Valentines Day Breakfast Menu Suggestions   
    We wont have much time (about 30 minutes to eat before our kid wakes up)  but i want to do something special for my guy. I'm thinking...
    - bacon baked into heart shapes 
    - coconut milk lattes (just coffee and coconut milk)
    - over medium eggs also in heart shape (hopefully!)
    - oven roasted sweet potatoes in (you guessed it!) heart shape with cinnamon and ghee
    Planning to make the potatoes and bacon the night before and focus on the eggs and lattes the morning of. I want to add in some strawberries with a balsamic reduction, but not sure if that is too SWYPO.
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    TryingOver reacted to km12021112 in Feel like I'm gaining and not losing weight   
    Just want to post an update.
    Yesterday was Day 31, and I did end up losing almost 2 pounds and lost 1 inch off my waist since Day 1. Admittedly, that was quite an unexpected (but welcome) change, given how much I struggled between days 16 and 27.  On around day 27, I started to decrease my fat intake, and made a concerted effort to wean off the FODMAPs)
    Today is Whole 30 day 32, and Day 3 of 100% no FODMAPs, and I feel like a different person! Today is the first day since starting Whole 30 that I feel what must be Tiger Blood!! I truly had boundless energy today and could hardly sit still! I woke up a full 30 minutes before my alarm feeling refreshed, and I am finally feeling slimmer and stronger than pre-W30! Can't believe it took this long, but so happy I finally got to experience what the hype is all about! I'm going to stick with Whole 30 for another week, then start some reintroductions. 
    In retrospect, I'm pretty sure some FODMAP foods have been bothering me my whole life. Some examples...  I love the taste of Thai food but rarely want to eat it because I know it'll make me feel bad -- maybe the coconut milk? I've never liked foods with too much garlic or onions; I always thought it was the taste, but I'll bet my body was also subtly telling me to stay away. I often have delicious restaurant-style brussel sprouts when I go out to eat, then I often feel full and bloated the next day -- always chalked it up to just eating more when I dine out, but maybe the fodmaps were playing a role too!
    This has all been very enlightening, which of course is the point of the Whole 30! I now have a renewed excitement for the program! Thank you for your help jmcbn!
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    TryingOver reacted to melbournegirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    So I made this great breakfast of leftover cooked veges with three beaten eggs and showed off my beautiful creation still in the pan to my partner and instead of telling me how great it looked I got.... thats a lot to eat for breakfast!!!
    Was so tempted to say yeah right, 350 calories of healthy unprocessed food is bad for breakfast but your two weetbix with milk and muesli on top is the better meal? Hmmmph!
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    TryingOver reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.