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So I just got my Whole30 Daily for Day 3 and I'm feeling FINE. I mean literally no different than on day one. No headaches, no digestive issues, no fatigue (other than what I've been experiencing for the last 4 days due to my cold). I've been eating to template and sticking to the rules, I'm pretty sure. I've eaten the same things the last 2 days, and for my first meal today.

 

M1:

- 2 hard boiled eggs sliced in half with mashed avocado and kalua pig on top

- ~2 cups raw carrots and cucumber with compliant ranch (nom nom paleo recipe)

- 1 cup coffee with ~2 tbsp coconut oil and ~1 tsp ghee blended in

 

M2:

- Buffalo Chicken casserole (1/2 meat, 1/2 veggies, primarily spaghetti squash, eggs, compliant mayo and hot sauce)

- ~2 cups slaw salad with compliant ranch

- ~4 pieces homemade, compliant, beef jerky

 

M3:

- 2 eggs, kalua pig, proscuitto, ghee (nom nom paleo recipe)

- ~2 cups steamed broccoli with EVOO & lemon juice

- beets marinated in a bit of balsamic 

 

Throughout the day: 1 green tea (nothing added , 1 tulsi tea (nothing added)

 

My meals have been sustaining me from one to the next, and I'm really enjoying them. The only sugar that I can think of that might have snuck in is the coating on the cold and sinus tablets that I am taking because of the cold that hit me on Day 0. 

 

Sleep is normal @ ~7 hours a night. I'm not currently exercising, mostly due to my cold, but haven't been exercising regularly for months. 

 

Pre- Whole30 my food was paleo at home, but including dairy, and whatever-the-hell i felt like when out of the home. So definitely not ideal. 

 

Am I ok? Am I doing something wrong? Or am I just getting off easy? 

 

 

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Rejoice!  Seriously, do a happy dance!  :D

 

It looks like your food was probably fairly close to Whole30 even though you had dairy and unless you were eating out 6 times a week "whatever the hell you felt like", you were probably pretty much paleo, no?

 

The closer you are to Whole30 when you start, the less sucky for you.  Just don't get too cocky, you might just be behind on the timeline. ;)

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Oh no it was a mess. Donuts in the office? you'd swear I was never going to see another in my life. Eating out for lunch? whatever I want! Christmas for 10 days with my German in-laws? Bread, pasta, and cheese, cheese, cheese, chocolate, butter. 

 

I seriously hope I was't eating close to whole30 because Im at my heaviest ever - approximately 50lbs overweight. I've got a list of NSV's I'm hoping to attain, but weight loss is a very clear and real goal. 

 

I adapted mostly paleo in the summer....but since September let all the other stuff sneak back in...pasta, carbs, chips, sugars.  Add that to the increased healthy fats and I've put on 5lbs!

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Oooo.....damn!  OK, well then I would say just rejoice quietly so that you don't offend the Nasty Side Effects and alert them to your presence.

 

Seriously though, the symptoms and timeline are just an average.  Some people really suffer badly and others kind of just breeze through.  Pray that you are a "breeze-through-er" and go with it?

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Thanks for the help! And I see you're here in BC too! :-)  I'm in Britannia Beach.  

Given you're a moderator, I assume you've been at this a while. Please let me know if you ever find complain fish sauce or bacon anywhere in the lower mainland!

Oh, pretty location!  

 

I've not found compliant fish sauce, no.  I have gotten compliant bacon from Costco (the low sodium one Kirkland one is compliant....although not the best choice if you're looking at meat quality).  I also have gotten compliant bacon from the butcher at Millington's in Port Coquitlam.  He sources his pork from Johnston's so the animals are as well cared for as they can be in a larger scale operation.  He uses a british cure which doesn't involve sugar.........but his bacon is more like......cured pork.  It's thicker and doesn't really match traditional bacon in taste or texture but it is more than suitable in recipes that call for it.  Plus because the animals are properly raised, you can use the fat!

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Yeah I asked TwoRivers the other day and they basically said it wasn't possible or would be gross. :-)

 

I'm pretty ethical with my meat but a wee treat of bacon would be lovely. I wonder if Millingtons would be willing to mail bacon to me! :-) I'm going to check with them.  I bought a bottle of Red Boat Fish Sauce at Whole Foods in Palm Springs over the holidays....I'm sure it'll last me the month. 

 

Maybe we need a Paleo Collective in Van where we can bring things up from the USA and share! :-)

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Where are you located, Nicole? My sister (SugarcubeOD) said she got similar bacon from somewhere in Vancouver that was also a british cure so totally compliant if somewhat different than conventional grocery store bacon.

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Where are you located, Nicole? My sister (SugarcubeOD) said she got similar bacon from somewhere in Vancouver that was also a british cure so totally compliant if somewhat different than conventional grocery store bacon.

Britannia Beach is on the way out from Horseshoe Bay towards Squamish... where the mining museum is.

Nicole, if you're ever in Vancouver, Jackson's Meats on 4th Ave does import a British 'bacon'. It's not cheap but even for a bacon hater like myself, it was actually pretty good, so someone that actually likes bacon would be thrilled! 4th and... Vine I think? By David's Tea and Lush on the South side of the street, definitely west of Burrard.

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We have very little compliant bacon here in Australia too (it's in high demand, so often sold out from the few places which make it).

 

I do find compliant prosciutto & porchetta quite easily though and they (more or less) fit the bill :)

Compliant Prosciutto is really easy to find here and I agree, if you need it for a spinkle on a salad or potato or something, it's pretty much the exact same thing.

Nicole, there's a market on 49th and Elliot in Vancouver called Killarney Market and they have compliant Prosciutto that they'll slice for you so you can get it a bit thicker to more resemble bacon depending on what you're using it for. PM me if you want further info/directions to this place or info about Jackson's Meats... I've been such a pain in the rear there before about bones that I know the owner :)

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Yeah I asked TwoRivers the other day and they basically said it wasn't possible or would be gross. :-)

 

I'm pretty ethical with my meat but a wee treat of bacon would be lovely. I wonder if Millingtons would be willing to mail bacon to me! :-) I'm going to check with them.  I bought a bottle of Red Boat Fish Sauce at Whole Foods in Palm Springs over the holidays....I'm sure it'll last me the month. 

 

Maybe we need a Paleo Collective in Van where we can bring things up from the USA and share! :-)

One more post for this thread. I go down to Belllingham ALL THE TIME and further toward Lynnwood (where the nearest american whole foods is) on a reasonably frequent basis so if you ever want anything, I'm happy to help :) (and by anything I mean food... I don't bootleg ;)

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First of all, Nicole, your meals sound FANTASTIC.  Want to come cook for me?  I've been dying to try spaghetti squash but I can't find it here (Korea - I'm a Canadian abroad!).

 

Oh, pretty location!  

 

I've not found compliant fish sauce, no.  I have gotten compliant bacon from Costco (the low sodium one Kirkland one is compliant....although not the best choice if you're looking at meat quality).  I also have gotten compliant bacon from the butcher at Millington's in Port Coquitlam.  He sources his pork from Johnston's so the animals are as well cared for as they can be in a larger scale operation.  He uses a british cure which doesn't involve sugar.........but his bacon is more like......cured pork.  It's thicker and doesn't really match traditional bacon in taste or texture but it is more than suitable in recipes that call for it.  Plus because the animals are properly raised, you can use the fat!

Meat quality aside (and yes, I know that industrial, factory-farmed bacon is the WORST meat choice), I'm surprised that more people aren't hip to the low-sodium Kirkland bacon.  I was shocked (and thrilled) to find it at the Costco here in Ulsan, South Korea.  It's not available at U.S. Costcos?

 

Cheers,

 

-Lauren (GGG)

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You guys are all amazing! So helpful! I commute to vancouver every day, so I'll definitely check out jacksons on 4th. In the meantime, I've been using compliant prosciutto from Costco and it's been great in recipes that ask for bacon.

I do love to cook, so this has been fun.

Thegoldengrahamgirl - if you ever find spaghetti squash, this is the recipe

http://paleomg.com/sneak-peek-recipe-from-juli-bauers-paleo-cookbook-buffalo-chicken-casserole/

I've been making this once a week ever since I found it. My husband loves it. He isn't doing Whole30 ( but really should - he's got major digestive issues. Lactose intolerance and we think gluten or fodmaps) but he loves this casserole. Unfortunately he loves it so much that it's kinda food with no brakes for him. I bring all of my portions to work and store in the fridge there so that they don't disappear!

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