Holy cow I missed so much! You guys are awesome.@Simplefunlife:
I made the pot roast! And it is delicious (literally eating some right now for lunch). Next time would do more carrots, less potatoes. I didn't have arrowroot powder (could have SWORN there was a bag in the pantry), but tapioca flour worked for the gravy...I mixed it with lard first per an online tip. Om nom nom. And bf loves it too! Thanks for the killer recipe.@Swick:
have you done cauli fried rice? I like it but haven't made it in a while a'cause I tend to eat the whole pan.@GoldenGrove:
have you frozen the korma and had it keep well? I love lamb but the bf has issues with both lamb and curry...so I'd have to eat it all myself. Looks yum tho.@ender:
Another dairy lover here. Depending on your perspective, this could be SWYPO, but Whole Foods carries Kite hill nut cheese which is delicious and technically W30 compliant. It's just a few ingredients (almonds, salt, enzymes...I think), cultured in a similar method to real cheese. Or you could make macadamia nut cheese (Nom Nom Paleo has a recipe). I haven't done a W30 with dairy, but it's really up to you -- hard to know how it affects you until you cut it out.
I'm doing the W30 and bf is not, but I do pretty much all the shopping and cooking so it's not so bad. I separated 'his' cheese and pepperoni and such in the fridge. It comes down to planning and willpower. I try to make compliant meals that he will enjoy (wings, roast meats, etc), which is the planning side. The willpower side is adding cheese to his eggs but not mine, and keeping naan around so he can make emergency pizza (if he doesn't want what I'm cooking or the W30 leftovers). If hunger is the issue, I don't worry too much about perfectly sticking to the W30 template - the first two days this round I ate a TON, lots of fat too!@1967mama:
Wow! That's so amazing, thanks for sharing about your success. @Orvell:
Yayyyyyy one more on board! @AmandaPanda:
YES the last couple days I've been waking up and actually feeling awake...a similar state would normally require a big cup of coffee. Even when I don't sleep super well (too much nighttime TV) I still feel way better in the morning than I used to.@swick:
Do you eat duck eggs often? I tried them a while ago and felt meh about them...also pretty expensive from the market.
Day 9! The bloating varies, I have tried the FODMAPS modification but am not being strict about it now because I start to think about FODMAPS + Whole 30 + my own issues (raw vegetables, mostly) and it makes me hyperventilate a little. Oh oh and I'm not having the cheating food dreams anymore! Though yesterday I dreamt I was in Hawaii with my family and my parents broke the news that they wanted to stay for a month...and I freaked out because I have three weeks left in my W30, and hadn't planned on being on vacation that long. Yeesh.
I made these wings (no sauce, duh): http://www.recipetineats.com/crispy-oven-baked-chicken-wings-honey-garlic-sauce/
for dinner on Friday, and think they needed another 5min or so to get really crispy. Bf added BBQ sauce to his. Pretty good anyways, we gobbled up 1.5lb between us. Last night I made layered brownies to bring to work (which I suppose makes me a bad influence and hypocritical, but I'm trying to make friends here), didn't even really mind not getting to taste them.
Have to say I'm glad that regular potatoes are allowed now, because it's part of the bf's ESSENTIAL breakfast: eggs, bacon, home fries. Now that we've mastered it at home (soft scrambled eggs, extra crispy potatoes) he doesn't even want to go out anymore. The food spending is pretty high lately, because I'm buying specialty things like sugar-free bacon. Bf has decided to watch his carbs, but doesn't like to eat a lot of vegetables, so his meat consumption may be up a bit. Actually, since he's on a health kick he's eating less in general...so maybe the spending impact is negligible.
Yesterday I skipped breakfast (not hungry), and was ravenous while grocery shopping in the afternoon...bought a pack of prosciutto as an emergency snack. Nom.
Sorry for writing an essay. So great to have company (the official W30 boards are kind of scary...people seem really intense and judgmental)!