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  1. andtomorrow

    Meat Delivery Services

    Hi! I live in Michigan and am having a hard time finding bacon, other pork, and ground chicken that is pastured or at least less industrialized, even at the health food stores. I am looking into delivery but I thought this would be a good place to get some feedback on a good and reasonably affordable service. Thanks!
  2. Hello! I have a question related to meat consumption. I increased a lot my animal protein intake during my whole30. Some scientific studies showed a correlation between a high meat consumption and some diseases and cancers. I know that it’s only 30 days, but what would you recommend in term of meat and fish consumption post-whole30 ? Thank you!
  3. Just started my vegan whole30 and on day 6. Yay!! I am also reading It Starts With Food and finding it helpful in understanding the underlying reasoning, which helps keep motivation up. As I understand it, the idea is to eliminate all inflammatory foods and then slowly introduce ingredients to gauge their effect on our body. Given this, why are red meats allowed as part of whole30? The link between animal fats and inflammation has been established well beyond doubt, and so is its harmful effect on the gut bacterial fauna (which in turn leads to inflammation and tissue damage). Grilling it only makes the effect more potent. So why are *any* animal products allowed (instead of merely cutting down on dairy) as part of whole30? Has anyone here who has, e.g., arthritis or IBS here noticed difference after whole30 with vs without animal products? Thanks! Rahul
  4. I ate at work event where the main course was steak and veggies in a light port wine reduction. I removed the mushrooms cooked in Boursin and tried my best to move around the meat and veggies out of the reduction and didn't dip them in the sauce. Did I totally mess this up? I'm on day 4 and would really like to not start over. What would others do with no other meal options and a table full of important people not to mess up in front of? Mind you I skipped dessert and rolls so I'm feeling like this is a huge win no matter what! Thanks!
  5. NoMoreCrunchyCravings

    Meatloaf Drippings

    What do you all do with your meatloaf drippings? Funny as it sounds, I think the meatloaf that I made today is only the second one I've ever made. I didn't have a special pan for it, so I just baked it in a glass baking dish. But on taking it out of the oven, I find that it's swimming in grease, and not just the clear stuff... something I'm not sure what to do with, as strange as that may be. With my roast chicken drippings I make gravy, or cook with the fat. Same for turkey and roast beef and hamburgers. I don't like the taste of the pork loin or roast drippings, and the smell bothers me, so I tend to discard those, but I save other types of pork drippings (bacon, pancetta, etc.) to use with cooking other stuff, like eggs or potatoes. But those meatloaf drippings - not the clear oil part (which I will definitely be saving to use as pan lubricant for something else) but the gelatinous fluffy looking part. Can I even use that for something else?
  6. Hi everyone this is my first Whole30 and overall I think it's going really well. Today is the halfway mark and I just can't get this off my mind. I have been a vegetarian/vegan for the past 9 years and am now eating animal protein because I am a firm believer that the soy and grain replacement products for meat have been extremely detrimental to my health. I also can't see a way to get enough protein from just plants themselves. Many vegans out there may disagree with me, but after 9 years of trying to nourish myself I am only left with IBS and other inflammatory problems in my body. On the Whole30 my energy is still leveling out but overall I feel much better. HOWEVER, I can't help but feel like I am eating way too much animal meat! I have reinforced my belief system for so long that humans can live healthy, long, sustainable lives completely from plants and too much meat can ruin your health. The Whole30 is really shaking up this value. I have especially drank the cool-aid when it comes to the negative affects of the meat industry on climate change. On Whole30, the only way I can seem to make meals work is if there is an animal protein on the plate. I suppose it's a bit of an existential crisis for me. Does anyone have any research, reflections, or thoughts on this topic they would like to share with me? I know this is not the majority. Most people go through this epic lifestyle change to become vegetarians/vegans and here I am going in the opposite direction. Thank you in advance for all of your help.
  7. Hi there! Starting my first W30 Jan 2 and a bit nervous about the meat situation. I stopped eating meat, excepting fish, a few years ago because I don't like the hormones/antibiotics/environmental effects. I'm willing to add a little back in during Whole30, but would really like to rely mostly on fish and eggs. Any tips for types of meat that would be easy on my stomach after all this time, and sources for high-quality (but affordable) cuts? I'm thinking ground turkey?
  8. Hello! So I am new to Whole30. Day 3! Feeling okay. I have not had any crazy headaches or cravings but I think that is more because I don't really have a sweet tooth ( I am certified addicted to pizza). Things have been okay. I desperately need to remove a bottle of wine that is sitting in my fridge and I had a seriously disastrous Whole30 ranch experience on Day 1. I am writing because I wanted to get some feedback on portions. Whole30 is my second "diet" ever. I have only ever done WeightWatchers, so needless to say I am lost without strict portion control guidelines. I feel like I am eating too much and I am eating too much meat and potatoes. I have had a potato with dinner every night. Is that too much? Ahh! I am lost. I am afraid that I going to end up replacing my old bad habits with new ones. The experience is much more than about weight loss for me but I want to make sure that I am getting the most results possible. Any suggestions?
  9. I need to find a good place to get meat locally. Anywhere around Brunssum, NL would be great is anyone know anything let me know!!!
  10. I love meats, but after going exclusively to grass finished meats I'm still not used to the grass finished funk. Being a Texan there's a strong hunting tradition in my family, and one trick my ancestors often used to make wild meats more palatable was to drain the blood, going so far as to soak the meat in several changes of water to leech out the gaminess. This is a technique I know of people using with wild boar meat which can be particularly funky. I've tried this myself with a sirloin or two and it works pretty well at removing the funkiness, but I'm curious as to how much harm I might be doing by removing the blood.
  11. Deli meats ordered by my husband (high quality from our local grocer) don't come home with a list of ingredients, since they're wrapped in butcher paper. Should I assume they have additives like sugar or carrageenan?
  12. I was gifted lbs of wild snow goose from a generous hunter friend, but I unfortunately don't like the taste of it at all. I'm a pretty adventerous eater (lamb, venison, and other game meats are delicious to me), but I just can't get myself into the goose. I don't want to let it go to waste because it's obviously the best quality meat for the best price (free!). Any ideas on how to mask the flavor welcome.
  13. Item 1: Coconut Yogurt, made with coconut milk, coconut water, and non dairy yogurt cultures. Item(s) 2: Pasture Raised pork made into deli meats and sausages. Ingredients: pork, sea salt, celery powder, individual spices (no sugar, no carrageenan, no nitrates other than celery salt) I am aware that they may be considered SWPO, and thus will not comprise a majority of my diet
  14. I'm only on day #2 of my Whole30, but I'm already fed up with all these protein sources in my meals. I'm just not a big meat eater. I do like meat, every once in a while, and I feel the same about eggs and fish - once or twice a week would be plenty for me!! Having to eat SOME protein with each and every meal actually spoils the meals for me - quite often I would very much prefer just a simple vegetable or fruit salad. Do you guys have any ideas how to improve this situation? Would it be terrible to just skip the protein once a day?
  15. Kerith

    Struggling. :(

    I need some suggestions. I'm struggling hardcore. I'm on night shift as a nurse.... and while that always makes me nauseous anyway, having salad and meat at 2am makes me seriously gag. I am on the fence about meat in general - never been a huge meat eater - does anyone have suggestions? I've been feeling light headed and dizzy at work, which is definitely not a great combo when dealing with sick patients. I've been using Nom Nom Paleo, but since I've been eating like crap for 30 years, none of this food tastes "amazing" to me... Help!
  16. Started Whole30 yesterday and I think I over did it on the meat. I really don't like meat and don't eat it that often. Each serving was only about my palm size, as recommended. So now it's only day two and I feel absolutely awful! Headache, foggy, tired, bad nausea...I can't eve bear to eat a thing this morning. My normal diet is overall "healthy" and light. I don't think the carb flu would be setting in after only one day so I think it would be related to the meat. How can I continue like this?! Is it ok to cut way back on my meat servings? Any thoughts/advice greatly appreciated!
  17. I'm starting my first W30 on June 4th. I'm a student who will be living on campus over the summer -- I'll have my own kitchen, which will make this more manageable. However, I am a student with not a ton to spend on food. Also without a car, my closest food options are Hannaford and a farmer's market (not sure on the quality there). If I can borrow a car I could get to Target and Wal Mart. Given my financial situation and these options, I'm not sure how feasible it will be to actually get good meat. I think I'm going to make good tuna and good eggs my priorities (because those seem to be the least costly), but I doubt I will be able to afford good chicken and turkey. If I just get standard poultry from Hannaford, am I defeating the purpose of a W30? Will my results drastically change? Also I'd love to hear about your experiences with meat shopping at Hannaford, Target, and Wal Mart. Any suggestions?
  18. Uh... Hey. So... ------------------------------------------------------------ Sorry, I'm awkward...I guess I'm posting this because this is my second Whole30 and uh...I'm weirded out by the fat stuff. I can't tell if I'm cheating or overeating or what is goin on. Check it: I'm on day 10, I started over, well, 10 days ago because I ate my final piece of Divine 85% dark chocolate four days in, mindlessly just plopped it into my mouth...(I'm only giving you all this information because I can practically taste it...NOMNOMNOM...except...not really). In the last 10 days I haven't had any cravings, mood swings, or anything major like that. I eat nearly whole30 compliant normally; I splurge and have goat cheese occasionally (and the chocolate all the time..). When I started up this program I was lookin for a way to have a healthier relationship with food and to perform better in my fitness stuff (I work out/run five days a week and have for the past year, just transitioned into a Crossfit program) and to see if my weird nonsensical proportions would even out (I'm not a big lady, 5'5", 125lbs, but for some reason the T&A are outrageous on me...TMI, I'm sorry). So I work out. Buuuuut. I hate sweet potatoes. And the other sweet root veggies (turnips, jicama, and the plantains, and whatever the other ones are called). AND OHMYGAWD I can't tell if I eat enough fat. This is gonna go on forever. I'm so sorry. Right so. Moving forward. I don't know where to get my carbs. I hate most fruit, though I discovered I like bananas but plantains upset my stomach. But the boobs, guys! I want smaller boobs! Are carbs essential post wod? Am I doing my performance a disservice by not really eating them? I drink the big things of coconut water after my workouts usually; the cans are 17.5 ounces, it that acceptable!? And what of the fat?! I was trying to switch it up this week, since, aside from the chocolate, I stuck to the Whole30 for two weeks, varying my meat to more red meat this week cause that's what you're supposed to do, right? Well, do I add more fat to my ground beef? It's 80/20, antiboitic-free, though it's grain-fed so I drain the fat off. But it's still fatty, eh? Also, it's given me pimples! So I don't want to eat red meat too much now. So, if I'm eatin poultry, fish, eggies, and...I dunno? Should I go to the Asian market and by some pheasant? How do you cook that? And what about the fat!? Add some thumbs in? I'm kinda skimpy on adding the fat. Except for when it's coconut manna... You wanna know what I eat? Here it is: Breakfast One: Three eggies, sunny-side up, side of spinach and asparagus, two cups of coffee three tablespoons (each) of good coconut milk Lunch One: Sometimes, I've skipped lunch because I just can't eat it. Also, I workout after breakfast so sometimes lunch can't happen. But when it does: A palm-sized portion of chicken sausage, cooked in ghee, chard and cauliflower on the side, maybe a little less than a quarter cup of coconut milk on top. A big can of coconut water. By the way, I drink an obscene amount of water. Dinner One: Palm-sized portion of bison steak, more spinach and asparagus because it's cheap at TJ's and I'm a poor college kid. A kombucha usually accompanies this. I don't usually add fat to those veggies. I cook them in the cast iron after the meat/eggs. Breakfast Two: Three eggies, sunny-side up some leftover veggies, maybe a smaller bit of chicken sausage. Coffee with the coconut milk. Lunch Two: A skillet of a palm-sized amount of the beef, drained, then some veggies. Coconut water. Dinner Two: Same as breakfast but with more veggies and no coffee. I'm not gonna be eating the ground beef anymore because pimples are unacceptable, so it'll probably be chicken or some kinda fish...OR PHEASANT?! Fancy pheasant pleasantries. I'm asking if I'm doin this right because I can't tell if I'm hungry, craving, or accidentally depriving myself of stuff. I JUST WANNA WEAR A REGULAR BIKINI. And feel good. Uhhhyeah. Thanks for reading and good night. I need to go to bed.
  19. Hey guys! I was at Whole Foods in the meat department the other day looking at ground beef and steaks and a lot of them were only a 1 or 2 on their Animal Welfare Standards scale. Here's a link to it: Whole30 would encourage looking for the 4 or 5 level right? I purchased some ground beef that was a 4 but there weren't many choices over a 2. Would eating a 1 or 2 be okay once in a while? I feel like they're all a step above most grocery chains regular meat.
  20. paleo_xfit_momma

    Is it just me or? (Day 5)

    When I started my W30, i didnt need to shop at all so today, I did my first trip, in search of only the "best" for my meat sources. Ummm, Hello?!?! I knew organic, hormone-free, grain-fed meat was gonna be more expensive, but HOLY COW! It wiped out my entire grocery budget in less than one weeks worth of meat (@3 meals/day.) It has made me feel really discouraged for some reason... not like I'm gonna "cheat" or quit, I'm just not all "happy-whole-30" like I was before I went out for groceries. So, obviously, this has really upset me! And, I'm trying to figure out if I'm really peeved by the high prices of good food choices OR if I am over-reacting because (may be TMI, but) my hormones are all whacky from the way I used to eat? Is anyone else on day 5 and noticing their hormones are funkdified? Any suggestions for maintaining my W30+ on a budget? I really wanna eat the best stuff for me, but cant afford it HELP!
  21. Milena_T

    homemade tacos or burger?

    I'm having a hard time deciding where to draw the line with paleo-ifying junk food. I understand any type of paleo pancake is out but what about making tacos at home? or burgers? Using no cheese and lettuce instead of a bun or tortilla. Is this considered paleo-ifying junk food? Now that I think about it you can pretty much consider every single meal to be doing that. Help!
  22. jimswyf

    Sick of Meat!!!

    I am in my second week and I am so sick of meat!!! I've never been very good at cooking meat anyway. But the first week everything I made from well fed and nom nom paleo was so good. But now everything I have as leftovers tastes too strongly spiced. Today I made pork chops and chicken breasts to get me thru until Sunday cooking day, but they both ended up dry and gross. Probably because I was cooking hungry and impatient. Now i'm discouraged! I have nothing to bring to work for lunch and I can't do eggs for lunch as I've been doing them for almost every breakfast!
  23. Lelia48

    U.S. Wellness Meats

    I have to tell you that my neighbors and I got together and bought 50 pounds of US Wellness Meat, (you save on shipping by buying in bulk). My first shipment came today and I'm so excited. I got some of the sugar free bacon, ground beef, ground lamb and lamb kabobs. We eat red meat about once a week so this is sure to last us a while. Does anyone have any experience with US Wellness meats? My one concern is that I am not used to using frozen meats. What is the best way to defrost it? It seems like it should be defrosted at least the night before you want to use it. Going strong on Day 3 of my second Whole 30! Lelia