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iherb.com is your friend for coconut aminos, bulk coconut oil, delicious dalfour prunes (and other dried fruit like raisins which are very treat like) etc. i think i'd better blog about that pronto...

Thanks, but from July, the Chinese gov. is charging import duty on all commercially bought parcels, not worth the hassle or expense, for 30 days I can do without :)

Breakfast was minced beef with onion and allspice, with roasted veggies, a boiled egg, half an avocado. Felt like dinner, but I should get used to that! It was very tasty. Had my dog all excited, poor thing ;)

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Great day! Today's meals:

M1: egg casserole (~3 eggs, chorizo sausage, kale, onion, bell peppers), coffee with coconut milk

M2: pulled pork and pineapple coleslaw - the slaw is so good I had double!

M3: ribeye steak, zucchini sautéed in ghee and garlic

We went out to run some errands before lunch, and the errands ran long so we had almost 6 hours between M1 and M2. But I will say that neither of us were crazy ravenous, nothing like my usual crazy hunger!

Excited for tomorrow, hope you all had a successful day!

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Sheels...soy is not allowed during whole30 so soy milk, whether sweetened or otherwise is not whole30 approved

Also...did you just have on egg as your protein for lunch?

 

Thanks about the soy!

Lunch - yes, protein was an egg and 1/4 c hemp hearts .. why do you ask?

 

I think what I'm seeing is I have to know the rules better!

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Britishgal previously commented, accurately, that soy is off limits for a Whole30.

 

Here is the set of program rules for your review.

Thanks! I downloaded al the pdfs and got them printed this aft :-)

 

Was at a friends for dinner..thought that would be ok because it was going to be grilled chicken, greens and veggies on BBQ...but found out that the flavoured balsamic vinegar on greens and veggies had sugar in it...

 

Will be doing Day 1 over again!

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Lunch - yes, protein was an egg and 1/4 c hemp hearts .. why do you ask?

 

I can't say for sure but I think she was asking because the 1 egg for protein at a meal is not nearly enough. Now that you've had a chance to look at the rules, make sure you also take a look at the meal template.

1-2 palms (your own palm thickness, width and length) of protein

1-3 cups of vegetables (and experience tells us, if salad greens, waaaay more... think wheelbarrow full)

1-2 of your own thumb's size of added fat, or an open handful of olives, or a closed fist of nuts or a half avocado.

For eggs, when they are your sole source of protein, it's as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping... for most people that's 3-4. And that's the whole egg. We don't encourage eating only the whites unless you have a medical reason for it.

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Yep, I was wondering as if I had only 1 egg for lunch as my protein I'd be really hungry! I usually mix up other meats with eggs as that way the meal tides me over for longer. You need to eat plenty...I think for a lot of people (myself included on my first go) that is the hardest mental obstacle...

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I was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (eoe) so I had to add a few foods to the off limits list (eggs, nuts, fish).

Did you mean off limits to EOE? 

Just be sure to not depend on chomp sticks for your protein source - bars are for emergency use only.

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Thanks, but from July, the Chinese gov. is charging import duty on all commercially bought parcels, not worth the hassle or expense, for 30 days I can do without :)

Breakfast was minced beef with onion and allspice, with roasted veggies, a boiled egg, half an avocado. Felt like dinner, but I should get used to that! It was very tasty. Had my dog all excited, poor thing ;)

sorry to hear about the crackdown, and hope you can find some tasty alternatives to coconut aminos (black vinegar, perhaps?). the weird thing about coconut aminos is that they're approved...yet have shhh..... coconut nectar in them. so you're probably doing yourself a favour of sorts by going without.

tough it out and you'll get there!

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I can't say for sure but I think she was asking because the 1 egg for protein at a meal is not nearly enough. Now that you've had a chance to look at the rules, make sure you also take a look at the meal template.

1-2 palms (your own palm thickness, width and length) of protein

1-3 cups of vegetables (and experience tells us, if salad greens, waaaay more... think wheelbarrow full)

1-2 of your own thumb's size of added fat, or an open handful of olives, or a closed fist of nuts or a half avocado.

For eggs, when they are your sole source of protein, it's as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping... for most people that's 3-4. And that's the whole egg. We don't encourage eating only the whites unless you have a medical reason for it.

 

i'm feeling this already, and we're only at day 2 - but it's an awful lot of eggs! as in - a dozen a day, if that's your only protein source. sure, i'm scrambling, hard boiling, baking into veggie casseroles....it's just that i'm not used to such a high intake, and it won't be surprising to have a little mind/body rebellion over it.

happy to read up + seek advice on going more into vegan territory, even though that is not The Way that the program is intended.

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the weird thing about coconut aminos is that they're approved...yet have shhh..... coconut nectar in them. so you're probably doing yourself a favour of sorts by going without.

tough it out and you'll get there!

It's actually fermented coconut sap, which is why it's ok on a Whole30.

That being said, you can absolutely complete a Whole30 without using coconut aminos. In fact, none of the recipes in The Whole30 book use this as an ingredient.

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Hello everyone! 

 

I'm starting today, Aug 2 here in Aus and would love to join this thread. 

 

My food adventure today was: 

 

M1 Meatballs, lettuce, capsicum (red peppers) and olives with a sumac tahini dressing - it's my first time having a traditional 'salad' for brekkie and it was delicious! 

 

M2 - a sausage and onion at a 3rd bday party with some fruit

 

M3 - pork mince cooked with lime, cilantro, purple onion and cashews I had roasted and ground. served in lettuce cups. With an orange, strawberries and a custard apple. The port was delicious and is from the Paleo Australia website . I've included in case you're interested. It's beautiful and light on a hot day so perfect for a 24 degree winter's day here! :) 

 

http://paleoaustralia.com/2013/07/paleo-thai-spicy-pork-mince-salad/

 

Hope everyone had a great first day! I look forward to hearing about everyone's journey over the next 30 days! 

 

em :) 

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I've never had coconut aminos...no idea where to get them here! I love Chinese cooking (my son's dad is Chinese and his parents are both Hong Kong chefs) but I find it easy to get round the lack of soy easily enough...plenty of salt is always key.

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Great day! Today's meals:

M1: egg casserole (~3 eggs, chorizo sausage, kale, onion, bell peppers), coffee with coconut milk

M2: pulled pork and pineapple coleslaw - the slaw is so good I had double!

M3: ribeye steak, zucchini sautéed in ghee and garlic

We went out to run some errands before lunch, and the errands ran long so we had almost 6 hours between M1 and M2. But I will say that neither of us were crazy ravenous, nothing like my usual crazy hunger!

Excited for tomorrow, hope you all had a successful day!

I have a pork roast in my freezer and was considering ways to use it this week. Now I know what I will do with it! Thanks!

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Really looking forward to cooking ahead and prepping for the week this afternoon. Yesterday was a success and I slept well last night, but I always do almost immediately when I start eating as I should on the Whole30. Wishing success to everyone's second day!

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I was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (eoe) so I had to add a few foods to the off limits list (eggs, nuts, fish).

Hi Cheryl, my son has this too (had the cells tested).  We think for him it's tied to seasonal allergies, not food, though he hasn't done a clean (thorough) food allergy test.

 

The doctor def thought it was fish based on conversation, but there never was a clear connection. But once when he had to go in to emergency, the anesthesiasologist casually mentioned, "There must be something in bloom, we have a lot of people in this weekend with the same thing."  When we looked back at all his attacks, they were almost all March-June, though there was two other times it was outside of that.

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Suggestions? I am planning out the week's meals this morning, and it's my birthday later this week..it's a really birthday in fact, half-century. I'm good with staying on plan, I want this more (though sadly my bottle of special wine that has been in storage to toast this occasion will have to stay there until next month).

 

I don't know what crispy thing to serve with guac? Open to either store bought or homemade ideas.

 

Where we will be has beautiful peaches in season, that will be my "birthday treat" with dinner. Any suggestions on upping the bar for them? Slivered almonds, ???  Lol, that's the extent of my creativity early this morning.

 

What did you do for a special occasion?  TIA :-)

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You could serve thinly sliced jicima or other crudite with your guac! No store bought or home made cracker/chip/crisp is going to fit the bill for this program, but the best birthday present you can get for yourself is good health!

As far as the peaches, I've heard grilling them is amazing... brush with some ghee or coconut oil and grill them cut side down? I'd personally squeeze a dash of fresh lime juice over them after to level out the crazy sweetness!

Happy birthday!

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Jicama, yes, love it - yum. I'm going to make Shrimp Ceviche Verde (guac with shrimp), so probably a thicker cut jicama would be perfect. Thanks :-)

 

I thought about grilling the peaches, I've done that before and they are good. Oh...maybe a coconut cream whip on top? Hmmm....

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@llissa I would also suggest carrots for the guac- pick a couple of larger ones, then cut 1/4inch slices on the bias, so they look like ovals (not rounds). Good for color too!

Also for the peaches, could sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches. Or grate some nutmeg in the coconut whipped cream!

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Day 1 went better than I expected.

Meal 1 - bacon (w30 compliant), tomato, avocado lettuce wraps w/ watermelon spears and roasted butternut squash .

Meal 2 - chicken & salad of mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, black olives. Cherries afterward.

Meal 3 - wasn't really hungry so I ate a chomp stick w/ steamed broccoli & cauliflower and small amount of roasted butternut squash.

I was recently diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (eoe) so I had to add a few foods to the off limits list (eggs, nuts, fish).

I'm used to having oats and egg whites for breakfast. I read where if you can't have "breakfast" foods for breakfast, just call it Meal #1. Simple change but it helped because I associate certain foods to the word "Breakfast" where Meal #1 is neutral.

I look forward to hearing how everyone else in the group did. Wishing you all well.

Interesting about the eggs, nuts and fish. My annual check up blood work always comes back with eosinophillic count really really high. Doctors say it's ok, don't worry about it. I take Allegra for hives.  My #1 goal for my Whole30 is to see how food plays a role in this.

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I thought about grilling the peaches, I've done that before and they are good. Oh...maybe a coconut cream whip on top? Hmmm....

 

 

Also for the peaches, could sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches. Or grate some nutmeg in the coconut whipped cream!

This is fine for a one-off, but it's very 'desserty' and with desserts being off limits during your Whole30 we really don't want anyone making a habit of this kind of thing....  ;)

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@llissa I would also suggest carrots for the guac- pick a couple of larger ones, then cut 1/4inch slices on the bias, so they look like ovals (not rounds). Good for color too!

Also for the peaches, could sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches. Or grate some nutmeg in the coconut whipped cream!

Nutmeg - that's it! I was sitting here trying to think of a complimentary spice. You have a Bingo there.  My daughter doesn't like coconut taste, and fresh nutmeg will mask the mild flavor in coconut cream very well.

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