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Asked DH for a team name and he laughed and said: Force of Two because we're a team to be reconed with. Sounds good to me.

In order to begin we gave away 9 pounds of sausage. Chorizo; hot Italian and Linguisa. All purchased at Fresh Thyme market. Much to our dismay it contained sugar and modified food starch. KMN. Made sure no MSG but did not expect sugar or starch in savory sausage.

DAY 1 Made sausage with one pound ground pork;1 T salt free organic seasoning from Costco;1 teas nutmeg;1 teas coriander; 1 teas sage and 1/2 teas red pepper flakes.Salt to taste.

M1 sweet potato and red pepper hash cooked in coconut oil with 3 fried eggs on top

M2 Sausage cooked with peppers; mushrooms;sweet potato and granny Smith apple. Hubby said; Wow that smells good. Tasted good too.

M3 Ginger beef tips; asparagus; apple with almond butter dip.

Took before pics and measurements. My hope is took improve my digestion; bloating; constipation and overall leaky gut. DH wants to be healthier and stronger.

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List of pre W30 symptoms
Abdominal pain; gas; used gas x every day to treat said gas;poor sleep waking up at 230 etc; brain fogginess; tired; puffy eyes; ankle swelling; did I mention the gas is so bad it changes the way my clothes fit; clothes don't. Fit; joint pain; constipation cravings: low blood sugar.

In general low quality of life. In retrospect I ask my self "Is that quality of life. Is food really worth all that?" Followed by Why do I treat myself so badly?

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DH pre W 30 symptom: acid reflex; chronic shoulder pain;abdominal bloating; diarrhea; constipation ; seasonal allergies; vitiligo; hair pulling ; general joint pain; daily antacid use leading to kidney stones, vililigo

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Sleep: 9 hours without waking up once ....amazing. DH did not sleep as well. There were Drunks fighting in a boat out on the lake woke him up.

Meal 1: homade sausage;coconut oil;sweet potato; 2 eggs; coffee with coconut cream

M2: Ginger beef; brocolli ; raspberries; green beans

M3: ginger beef; spaghetti squash; avacado oil

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Little worried about prepping enough food for next week DH weight lifts and I susspect he is not eating enough during the day. This leads to DH FORAGING all evening. My plan is to make sausage sweet potato hash with pickled eggs for him to take for breakfast.

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Had family at the house today - we live on a lake so we keep the weekends full. I enjoy having family up a lot but there is some pressure to eat off plan. By some I mean a lot. My FIL's girlfriend brought homemade strawberry pie. I love Bea.. she said: if you dont eat my homemade strawberry pie my feelings will be hurt.

Thank God we had a few days in and I was in no mood for a re-start of W30. DH and I both ate on plan. Gearing up for Grandmas 100th birthday parties-2 planned this week. More food pressure.

M1: sausage; coconut oil;sweet potatoes; 2 eggs for me; 3 for DH
M2: pork fahitas; guacamole; salsa; lettuce; picco de gallo
M3 3 eggs; apple; almond butter; tomatoes

Prep for tomarrow: beef roast in crock pot with sweet potatoes and green beans. Picked eggs and sausage sweet potato hash for breakfast.

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Good start so far! Couple things to keep in mind--if eggs are your only protein at breakfast, eat at least as many eggs as you can hold in one hand, most ladies can do 3-4, and for your hubby's breakfasts--check out the egg bakes that can be found here and on other places around the 'net. I typically do ones that have meat, veggies and a whole 1lb bag of frozen green of the day, seasoned up and whisked into 18 beaten eggs and poured into a 9x13 pyrex pan and cooked for about 45 min at 350. Cut into 8 squares, wrapped up and ready to grab at a minutes notice. 


Some of our favorites--leftover taco meat with tomato, peppers, olives, onions, a defrosted bag of cooked collard greens and additional taco seasonings... served with compliant salsa and avocado.  Sausage, bell peppers, onions, italian seasoning, garlic, defrosted kale or spinach--yummy served with homemade marinara. 'Pizza' style similar to the sausage one, only with additional veggies--what ever you like on pizza. Really, the sky is the limit, and they can work for any meal. I typically package up hubby's portions with leftover roasted veg, cutting the egg bake into bite size pieces so all he has to deal with is a fork. I also pack lunches for him too. (he is a trucker) 

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Some of hubby's favorite lunches are hard boiled eggs (he could exist on eggs I think!), scotch eggs, meatballs, compliant sausages, meatloaf, steak, leftover chicken and always with some sort of veg. Typically, he does the leftover roasted veggies with his breakfast, especially if there are sweet or white potatoes mixed in, and typically raw veg at lunch, along with black olives for extra fat. Dips don't work too well with driving. There are a few threads floating around about meals that are packed for husbands who are unable to sit down to an actual meal that could give you some extra ideas! 

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Little worried about prepping enough food for next week DH weight lifts and I susspect he is not eating enough during the day. This leads to DH FORAGING all evening. My plan is to make sausage sweet potato hash with pickled eggs for him to take for breakfast.

SpinSpin has given you some great ideas there, but I'd just add that if your DH lifts he should be taking a pre & post WO meal which should fill him up a bit more.

PreWO he should have protein & fat - think hard boiled egg, chicken with guac, that sort of thing...

PostWO he should have protein & starchy carbs - say chicken & sweet potato...

I'm definitely hungriest on the days I work out and I imagine he will be too - this will help!

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Scotch Eggs are yummy--and from what I understand, one of the items enjoyed at tea in the UK--at least so I am told! 


Scotch Eggs are pretty much hard boiled eggs, dipped in beaten egg and wrapped in sausage. I typically do mine soft boiled (a 6 minute egg) that I let get COLD and then peel--hubby doesn't like the crumbly dry yolk in hard boiled eggs, so I always do his under the normal time. 


Here are a few recipes from around the web-- I would ditch the pork rinds for the whole 30-- http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2010/05/17/scotch-eggs-a-k-a-protein-pellets/ 


this one is pretty basic from Marks Daily Apple http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-scotch-eggs/ 


This one here is pretty much a meatloaf spin on scotch eggs http://www.marksdailyapple.com/mini-breakfast-meatloaves/

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Thanks again. Spin spin. DH will love those. We are getting some pastured pork this weekend and I will give it a shot. Mentioned the recipe to DH who just said "you can make those?" I think I hear some admiration there. You know what they say about the way to a man's heart. LOL

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Day 4 (yesterday's food)


M1 - Sweet potatoes, homemade sausage, Eggs

M2 - Beef tips, avocado, apple (forgot veggie)

M3 - Roast beef, Sweet potatoes, green beans and 1/2 banana, avocado oil

Macadamia nuts in afternoon for low blood sugar


Sleep - woke up once - will limit evening water


Made egg casserole for the week:. 18 eggs, onion, peppers, mushrooms, sweet potato, sausage, garlic

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Day 5


M1: egg casserole with assorted veggies and avocado

M2: roast beet, sweet potaoto, green beans and olives

M3: sirloin steak, sweet potato, mushrooms


Nuts in the evening  because no fat with dinner - did not want butter. This is how we handled Grandma's 100th birthday party: ate dinner at Logans ahead of time and then drank kombucha while we were there. All of the food was either breaded or had added sugar so it is a good thing we ate first.Logans grilled our mushrooms with olive oil and did not cook our steak in butter.

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Day 6


M1: egg casserole

M2: Went to Panera for a Power salad only to discover it is not available any more. Was able to get a plain chicken salad with lettuce and I used the avacado I brought with me from home and the apple side chopped up in there too. Topped with olive oil, guldens browm mustard and lemon juice. Tasted great - but within one 1/2 hour stomach bloating and pain. Wonder if this is the salad fresh.

M3: Meatza, Banana, avocado.

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Made a Meatza for dinner last night and DH loved it. On the way home he was a little discouraged about W30 because he has limited options on where to go for lunch and does not want to take food in with him. The meatza made him happy again.


The Meatza Recipe Came from Paleo Comfort Foods:


1 teaspoon olive oil
2 pounds ground beef
1 large egg
1 tablespoon coconut flour
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
One 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
One 8-ounce can tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1⁄2 cup thinly sliced button or baby bello mushrooms
1⁄2 cup roughly sliced onion
1⁄2 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
1⁄2 cup pitted black olives, sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a sheet pan with the olive oil.
2.Combine the beef, egg, arrowroot powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme and garlic powder in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
3.Roll the beef mixture out on the prepared sheet pan to 1⁄2-inch thickness. Be sure the thickness is consistent.
4.Bake the beef for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
5.While the beef is baking, combine the diced tomatoes and tomato paste in a medium bowl.
6.Remove the beef “crust” from the oven and drain off the liquid.
7.Cover the “crust” with the tomato sauce, and then spread the garlic, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and olives on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired, and continue baking for another 5 minutes, or until the veggies are cooked.
8.Remove the meatza from the oven, garnish with cilantro, allow to cool a bit and serve.

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Metza is one of my hubby's favorites too! The first time I made it he was really skeptical, as he is one of these guys who can down a large pepperoni and sausage pizza and not even blink--or used too! One piece filled him up along with a salad and he was really impressed. I have been tempted to get take some of the frozen meat patties we get at Costco (extra lean, sirloin and loin only) and make 'individual' metzas for pizza night. 

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Day 7

M1 egg casserole

M2 sardines;hard boiled eggs; avocado; tomattoes

M3 fish; carrots; green beans; salad; fruit salad

We were those people last night. Went to our friends house last night to play Euchre. Texted my friend to ask her to avoid butter and she did. Also made compliant vinagarette. DH and I drank kombucha instead of wine for me and beer for him. We love these friends and don't want to offend/lose them.

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