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  1. OmniscientOwlet

    Ideas for more fats?!

    I'm on day 15 here and looking for some suggestions for fats to add to meals besides avocados, olives, and nuts... I need to go shopping and get more avocados, but I'd also love to shake it up a bit with something else! I also use coconut milk when it is fitting (in soups etc.) but could probably expand my use... Any ideas? My typical meals involve a bunch of greens and a chunk of meat or a salad with meat and nuts or avocados... If avocado is on the side I top it with some Cholula hot sauce to make it more exciting... I'm just wondering what other things you guys have been doing?! Thanks
  2. smiling_yogi

    Early morning workout foods

    I am wondering how everyone does their eating after working out first thing in the AM. I usually get up around 4-4:15, I’ll have 2 hard-boiled eggs before working out (yoga, running, strength training) then some tuna or meat snacks after for protein. My question is, since fats aren’t recommended post-workout, how long should I wait before eating breakfast or having coffee? I usually do coconut milk, collagen peptides, and ghee in my coffee. Even if you don’t know the answer to that question, I’d love to hear folks weigh in on what they’re eating for morning workouts. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi Everyone! I am on Day 16 of my 3rd Whole 30, and I have very little energy and have been in a brain fog for the past 5 days. Overall, I feel like I definitely eat enough and drink enough water. At each mealtime I feel full at the end, and although I don't keep track of the amount of water I'm drinking, I drink several 32oz bottles worth during the day. My hunch is that I'm not getting enough fats and carbs in my diet, but I thought I would tap you all for all of your wisdom. My meal template for the past week has been as follows. My breakfast is the same everyday and I always eat leftovers for lunch. Breakfast Everday: -3 Eggs -2 Turkey Patties Dinners: -Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie with ground beef, carrots, onions, green peppers, garlic and carrot plus a salad with olive oil and vinegar -Chicken with green beans/almonds and potatoes with ketchup -Chicken Salad with guacamole/almonds/raisins -Corned beef and cabbage, carrots, and potatoes with ketchup -Moroccan beef with cauliflower rice, raisins, almonds, apricots, and onions -Chicken with prosciutto and asparagus, sweet potatoes and ketchup -Ground turkey with coconut milk curry and sweet potato noodles -Beef with tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, carrots -Beef with potatoes, carrots, onion, fennel and asparagus Thanks for your help!!!
  4. Hello forum!!!! I finished my whole30 2 days ago and lost 1 pound, I did notice the "magic" the lack of cravings and a different body composition overall, but I still have more stored fat to lose and I would have thought I would have lost more than I did, so I am trying to identify what I could have done "wrong" and that has led me to a confusion I may have and that I want to clarify before staring my next whole30 on Monday; I read the whole30 book and on the subject of fats it says to eat it with every meal (which I do) then on the success guide it also says to eat 2 fat type with each meal and the portion should be the size of your thumb, but I also read that a good fat option is to have have a whole avocado with your meals. But if that is the case wouldn't that go over the "thumb" rule? I am just trying to assess if I may be eating too much fat, as I normally have olive oil by default of cooking and or in my salad and then I have a whole avocado if it is a hass or small and half of one if it is a Floriday one. Any advice will truly help. Thanks!
  5. Hello. It’s my first time posting on the forums. Day five here! I have noticed some paranoia settling in regarding food. I made my own ghee before I started the program to save myself some money. I followed a YouTube video which did not show the skimming of the foam on top. The person merely filtered it through some cheese cloth, so that’s what I did. I saw yesterday in the Whole30 book a recipe that required the skimming of the foam. That got me thinking.. I used my ghee for the first time yesterday. I left it at room temperature since I heard you can do that since the milk proteins have been removed. I smelled the ghee before and it smelled a little spoiled/sour. I have never used ghee before so I have no point of reference. That smell has made me ponder whether I have made the ghee correctly. If I did not, there may be milk proteins remaining, right? Should I start over.
  6. I know part of the plan is to not count calories so I haven't been I am on day 7 of my second round of the program. However I have been so tired these last few days and I counted my calories that I had eaten and basically, every day I'm getting around 1100 give or take. (I'm 5'10). I don't really eat any of the whole 30 sauces because Im a picky eater and i think most of them are gross. I also don't like sweet potatoes. Does anyone have any high calorie whole 30 meals or really easy compliant fats that I could add to my food? Has anyone else had this issue?
  7. nicolemalena

    Confused About Fats

    I will be starting my first Whole30 in a few days and I've already begun planning out my first week. I'm confused about fats though. The meal plan guide says "add fat in the following recommended amounts per meal". Do I just include one of those bullet point items per meal or ALL of them? I assume it's just one but I need clarification. Thanks!
  8. Starting the Whole30 tomorrow! I read the Traditional Cooking Oils blog posts but I still don't know what cooking oils/fats taste best with particular foods or dishes. For example, I plan on using the following oils/fats: extra virgin olive oil coconut oil beef tallow (from Epic) duck fat (from Epic) pork lard (from Epic) Whenever you are cooking an animal protein, do you want to cook it in the corresponding fats? Ground beed with beef tallow, sausage with pork lard, etc? What about things like eggs, poultry, seafood? I'm definitely a beginner cook so when I read this in the Whole30: "If you're using fat for cooking, however, just use whatever you have on hand, or whatever you think will taste best for the dish" I was like -- but I have no idea!
  9. I am looking at the meal template and am confused about fats, fruit. The meal template says closed handful of nuts, thumbsize of oils, handfuls of olives (hate olives) and handfuls of shredded coconut plus butters????? And the fruit.....I thought I read somewhere to limit fruit to 2 servings a day????? I can actually do without fruit, maybe an apple or banana, 1 per week.... I do so much better with following macros (concrete boundaries) do you know if you are eating enough? I think I could just sit here and shed a few tears. I was on a program called Ideal Protein from July - December and I lost 40 lbs. I've been floundering since going off it. I am terrified of ending up back where I started. I know what the body does if you don't eat enough. I still want to lose 25ish lbs. I exercise 5-6 days - weights and cardio. PLEASE, is there someone who would be willing to mentor me thru this till I get going??? Patty
  10. jldickison

    Need FAT ideas

    I completed my whole 30 about three weeks ago. However I am not finished. I discovered I have some digestive issues so I started to change over to low fodmap foods. I am also looking into aip so I will be very limited on veggies and fats. No nuts or avocados or butter of any kind. I would love suggestions for good fats. Recipes or just easy portions. And I'd gladly take any veggie suggestions as well. Thank you!
  11. Hello everyone! Successfully made it to Day 12 without nuts being a trigger food. But for days 13-15, I find they've become a 'hand to mouth' binge food. I'm eating FAR too many to be 'healthy'. So I've decided that I'll continue the rest of my Whole 30 without nuts. But, I have problems with all the other fat sources. Coconut flakes are a binge food, I hate avocados and olives. I can't find any compliant coconut milk locally and I'm not even sure I'd like the consistency...I just don't know where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  12. Hello all. I'm doing a whole100 (today is day 34). I stupidly weighed myself after the first 31 days to get my stats (yes, I've thrown my scale away since). I was shocked to see that my weight was exactly the same as it was 30 days ago. I have Hashimoto's and underactive thyroid (which I am medicated for). My clothes are more loose, and I have bought one or two things in a smaller size. Most of the time I feel less bloated, but I just do not understand. I also walk 30 minutes several times week, so it's not like I'm not active at all. Can I be OVEReating? I've kept my sugar intake extremely low. I didn't eat fruit at ALL for the first two and a half weeks. I slowly had some watermelon. That's it. No lara bars, no dates, no other fruit other than watermelon. I really believe that I'm eating too much fat (ghee, mayo, avocado) and this is what held me up from losing any weight. I don't understand the THUMB measurement at all. Can I have a tablespoon or teaspoon reference instead? Anyway, I know the purpose of whole30 is not to lose weight and to be healthy. Trust me, I get that, but I AM trying to lose weight in a healthy manner. My BMI is "overweight". So I DO need to lose weight. I thought whole100 would help me, and also help break my relationship with bad SAD type foods. Any idea of what's happening here? Can I afford to cut back on fats/foods? Am I eating too many high in calorie veggies? I eat basically the same thing (or very close to) most of the time. Meal1: 3 eggs cooked in olive oil or coconut oil 1-2 cups of broccoli slaw sautéed in ghee (sometimes I add another veggie, sometimes not.. usually roasted parsnips and carrots with ghee) Meal2: Usually a plain burger, or an Aidell's sausage (or 2) with paleo Mayo Avocado (whole one) OR brussel sprouts OR Zucchini with ghee / OR Green beans plain Sweet potato (almost every day) with ghee sometimes a handful of black olives Meal3: either fish, or chicken (no more than 2 palms) usually pan fried in ghee/coconut oil/or olive oil sweet potato/ OR Roasted Brussels / OR cabbage sautéed in ghee sometimes a hardboiled egg or two/ OR black olives SOMETIMES watermelon (not every day. usually only 5 pieces of so) Thanks guys, please be gentle on me. I'm pretty bummed.
  13. I am wondering if there is a guideline for how much homemade mayo to use with each meal. The meal template says to use 1-2 thumb sized portions of fats per meal, but I find myself putting together a lot of quick meals using mayo for my fat. For example, mixing diced chicken with greens or other prepared veggies, and mixing in some mayo. Given that the mayo is mostly fat, should I be sticking to a couple of tablespoons per meal?
  14. Tessina

    couple questions

    I have been using a George Forman grill to cook my patties, should I instead be frying it in olive oil? I'm working ot make my body burn fat, but I've been stupidly draining off the fat I am supposed to be eating haven't I? Also.. soup.. due to budget constraints I dropped to 1lb of Ground beef in my soup, should I add olive oil to my soups? And currently consists of GB, half a green cabbage (red cabbage too expensive >.<), 4 to 5 small/med russet potatoes diced, 1 can of petite diced tomatoes - no salt added, and spices. While it filled up my crockpot I feel something is missing that it isn't balanced. Am I just over thinking things?
  15. aliciadunn

    Can I Have... Almond Oil

    Presented with minimal comment. Can I have this? Has anyone used it? Spectrum Naturals Almond Oil Description Spectrum Naturals® Almond Oil Refined for High Heat Kosher Almonds have long been hailed for their high content of monounsaturated fat. We coax out the almond's oil by expeller pressing and gently refine it using natural methods to create a clean, fresh oil perfect for smoothing on skin, blending custom massage oils, or for high heat cooking in the kitchen. A high heat cooking oil rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats with a pure, clean flavor. Spectrum Naturals Almond Oil Directions Refrigerate after opening. Nutrient Facts Serving Size: 1 tbsp. Servings per Container: 32 Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Calories 120 Calories from Fat 120 Total Fat 14 g 22% Saturated Fat 1 g 6% Trans Fat 0 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g * Monounsaturated Fat 9 g * Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 0 mg 0% Total Carbohydrates 0 g 0% Protein Not a significant source of dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron. 0 g * *Daily value not established. Other Ingredients: 100% mechanically (expeller) pressed naturally refined almond oil.
  16. Hi everyone! I've been a lurker here for a bit. My name is Christine and I've been researching Whole30 for a while. I have not committed to a full 30 yet but testing the waters to see how we'll I can stick to it. I have previously been logging food on My Fitness Pal, and while I don't ALWAYS do it, it does help me be accountable. Anyway, I tried a day of good, compliant eating with good food logging yesterday. Does anyone else do this? I am a big believer in healthy fats, but I was WAY high on fat intake yesterday. What I ate was- 3 eggs with salsa, kale, and part of an avocado for breakfast. A mango with coconut flakes and cashews for snack, a hard boiled egg, watermelon and compliant minestrone soup for lunch. Dinner was ground turkey, peppers, and a sweet potato, and I had more watermelon and almonds before bed. I know my fruit and nut intake is high and I did not get enough protein. Yesterday was not my "best" day but i prepped a lot of food and hope to do better. I'm concerned about the fat ought, and not sure if I really should be or not. What do you think?
  17. So I'm confused. I know the template says a fat serving is the size of your thumb, I'm only 5 ft and have a pretty small thumb. Besides the health benefits I do really need to lose weight so I want to keep my fats in check. How many teaspoons or tablespoons does a thumb equal? Having trouble visualizing.
  18. kellyp

    How much fat

    I am on day 16 and have been feeling really well most of the time. When I'm reading posts, I start getting a little confused about the fat. I know the template says thumb size portion for cooking. Then there is fat for eating such as avocados. If I use fat for cooking am I not supposed to have other fats with my meal? One day I think I have it right then other days I am questioning myself.
  19. Hey guys, I found this at my local health food store on the shelves, it is called "organic creamed coconut" by Lets Do...Organic. ingredients are coconut, you add boiling water to turn it into a milk. I'm really excited about this as i have been trying to find a coconut milk with zero additives to it.
  20. SamBoho

    Day 1. Take 2.

    Hello all! After spending a month debating whether I should try the Whole 30, I have finally given in. My diet has been on a crazy roller coaster the past six months and my body hates me for it. I was a vegetarian for almost 2 years (for ethical reasons) but never felt quite healthy enough, so I came back to the dark side around the holidays. Around the same time I started to feel extreme pain, turns out that was my gallbladder telling me it didn't feel like working any more, so I went ahead and had that removed. Dr's orders were to stay on an extremely low fat diet for the next few months. That did not happen. I have been very rebellious in my eating habits which has led to 10 extras lbs and constant discomfort. Whole 30 appeals to me because of the considerable health benefits. I have been putting up with constant heartburn, GI discomfort, and gas pain (that was supposed to go away with my gallbladder) for the past few months. As well as lack of energy, but that's been going on since my vegetarian days. My main concern is the fat intake of this diet, i know many people lose significant weight but i just don't get it! I'm scared I am gonna be another 10 lbs heavier by the end of June! Also, I'm scared of the pain that I am going to be in from all that fat. I use a calorie counting app and the amount I'm taking in astounds me. Also, I am excited to see what difference no grains or legumes are going to have on me since I am Hispanic and rice and beans are eaten in my house almost EVERY DAY. Any ways yesterday was my unofficial "Day 1" but around 9 pm my body was screaming at me for sugar and I devoured a Cherry Pop tart AND a few Doritos in 10 seconds flat! It was delightful/shameful and set off my heartburn. So today is my official Day 1 and its going pretty well( eventhough it's only 8pm), I don't have any heartburn or pain which is such a RELIEF! And I already feel less bloated or swollen. YAY! So here goes nothin'! I have quite the challenge ahead of me since it is my birthday month, so no drinks, cake those ominous/delicious Pop tarts lurking in the pantry. But I think I can do it. -Samantha