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« Reply #1500 on: September 19, 2016, 08:37:48 AM »
Hi Orvell,  *waves*

How is everyone doing?

Going well here, on day, umm...17. Just trying to get as many fresh veggies and salads in before our Canadian winter sets in. Although also enjoying the squashes and root veggies that come with the change in weather too!

I've been spending so much time processing fruit and veg that meals have been pretty standard. Salad, protein, extra veg. I did make a crockpot chai concentrate leaving out the honey and adding some Chaga and Astragalus. Been having that with a bit of frothed almond milk as my afternoon treat.

I guess the exciting thing about the weather changing is we can make soup again! Sooo excited! I have discovered that just a little bit of coconut milk/cream in soups doesn't change the taste but gives it that nice "creamy" taste and mouth feel.

Anyone have any favorite whole 30 (or adaptable) Soup recipes?

I do a fully compliant pumpkin chili. It's amazing. I'll try to find the recipe. Green Chili is also a good one.
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« Reply #1501 on: September 19, 2016, 11:32:21 AM »
Oh I want the pumpkin chilli recipe!

I spent half the day yesterday prepping the weeks food. I've started a challenge with myself that if I turn the oven on I should have at least 2 different things in it. So while I was cooking a baked chicken and tomato dish, I was roasting carrots and sweet potatos for salads. While I had lasagne in (with zucchini not pasta) I was baking a spaghetti squash and some salmon. And while the salmon pie was on, I baked sweet potato rosti for breakfast and some baby potatoes.

I actually really love this kind of Sunday. I'm in creative overload on what to cook and project management overload on how many things are going simultaneously on the stove,  in the oven or being peeled,  chopped or otherwise prepped.

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« Reply #1502 on: September 19, 2016, 11:42:19 AM »
Way to go Scewit! Future Screwit is going to be totally stoked that you did so much meal prep :) It all sounds so tasty as well!

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« Reply #1503 on: September 19, 2016, 11:47:23 AM »
Oh I want the pumpkin chilli recipe!

Screwit, I just confirmed with the better half that we pulled it out of a cook book I have. It is freaking delicious, and I ate it while I did my super short Whole30. It was amazing. I'm trying to find an online recipe, but if I can't, are you cool with scans of a book attached to a post?
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« Reply #1504 on: September 19, 2016, 12:37:54 PM »
Are you guys able to eat sweet potatoes and such without gaining weight?

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« Reply #1505 on: September 19, 2016, 12:48:19 PM »
Are you guys able to eat sweet potatoes and such without gaining weight?

I've been eating them, root crops as well without gaining weight. I think most of us started with more weight to lose, and at the beginning, compared to the SAD or what people normally eat, it's not a huge concern. I'm probably getting to the point now where I will have to start watching it more closely. 

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« Reply #1506 on: September 19, 2016, 12:55:31 PM »
Are you guys able to eat sweet potatoes and such without gaining weight?

I've been eating them, root crops as well without gaining weight. I think most of us started with more weight to lose, and at the beginning, compared to the SAD or what people normally eat, it's not a huge concern. I'm probably getting to the point now where I will have to start watching it more closely.

I find that if I eat sweet potatoes, yams, regular potatoes, etc... my weight loss stalls completely (I'm trying to lose weight) or I gain weight if I'm not working out.  In truth, I overeat them too, especially the sweet potatoes.  So I've been just avoiding them in general.  This past week I did have some potatoes and rice because I had them in the house and I was having a really rough week and just didn't the have the energy to go shopping and for extra food prep.  I was still working out, although a bit less, and still lost some weight. 

When the weather gets colder the sweet potatoes will be really tempting though.

Is anyone interested in doing a low-carb version of this?  That's kinda where I'm at. 

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« Reply #1507 on: September 19, 2016, 01:01:34 PM »

Is anyone interested in doing a low-carb version of this?  That's kinda where I'm at.

Quite a few people in this thread have settled o a whole30/keto hybrid that seems to work well for them. If you have no problems with dairy, going full keto would be an option too.

I've just been working with limiting my carb intake across the board and choosing the carbs I eat very intentionally, and being careful to actually measure out my portions and put the rest away. The putting the rest away is key. If I leave a pan of roasted root veggies out on the stove, by the time I get around to putting them away, there is a pretty good dent in them. I think we have a root loving gnome, my husband won't admit to anything :)

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« Reply #1508 on: September 19, 2016, 01:07:19 PM »

If you have no problems with dairy, going full keto would be an option too.


I do have problems with dairy, actually.  So I have to avoid it.  The only reason I'm not going the full keto route is that it sends my brain into OCD territory and I don't like it.  That's also the reason I chucked the scale.  Instead I'm working on making slow and steady changes that help me reach my goals.  So far that has helped the most.

I didn't know that some people here are doing keto/Whole30.  I'll keep an eye out for it.  Though I might not check in that often as I don't want to be tempted by pumpkin chili and roasted sweet potatoes.  :)  Too yummy!
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« Reply #1509 on: September 19, 2016, 02:02:34 PM »
Oh I want the pumpkin chilli recipe!

Screwit, I just confirmed with the better half that we pulled it out of a cook book I have. It is freaking delicious, and I ate it while I did my super short Whole30. It was amazing. I'm trying to find an online recipe, but if I can't, are you cool with scans of a book attached to a post?

Sure!

Are you guys able to eat sweet potatoes and such without gaining weight?

I've been eating them, root crops as well without gaining weight. I think most of us started with more weight to lose, and at the beginning, compared to the SAD or what people normally eat, it's not a huge concern. I'm probably getting to the point now where I will have to start watching it more closely. 

I don't know yet - I still haven't finished a single Whole 30 and have no idea what's going on with my weight. I have a lot of weight to lose but the main reason I'm here is that my blood sugar seemed to be going all over the place and I needed to find a way to get that under control. Weight loss is not the driving factor at all right now for me.

If this works well for me (and it is so far, but I haven't yet hit again the 10 day point where I failed last time!) then I'll look at getting stricter for weight loss. But for now I'm just trying to settle my (other) health issues and move myself towards a new long term nutrition regime.

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« Reply #1510 on: September 20, 2016, 01:02:26 AM »
Cross posting here to save time .. sooo tired! haha

I've decided to do another Whole30 ... successfully lost 48 pounds last year on Whole30 (took a full 12 months) and have been stumbling around the same 5-8 lbs up/down/up/down since the spring. I have about another 30 to get back to a healthy weight for me and this is truly the only thing that has ever worked for me. Day 1 completed :-)

P.S. This article helped me realize WHY Whole30 works for me! 

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/the-100-per-cent-rule-the-simple-advice-that-changed-my-life-20160825-gr16da.html

Edited to clarify that my weight loss was from doing successive Whole 30'd and a tiny bit of Primal at the very beginning.
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« Reply #1511 on: September 20, 2016, 07:59:40 AM »
Oh I want the pumpkin chilli recipe!

Screwit, I just confirmed with the better half that we pulled it out of a cook book I have. It is freaking delicious, and I ate it while I did my super short Whole30. It was amazing. I'm trying to find an online recipe, but if I can't, are you cool with scans of a book attached to a post?

Sure!

All right. PDF attached to this post. This is actually from the Primal Cravings book.
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« Reply #1512 on: September 20, 2016, 08:01:44 AM »
And of course now that I realized where it came from, I magically used the words to find an online one too. I didn't even realize the authors of that cook book had a site. Enjoy (I usually have homemade tomato paste. I think that's the only spot where one might have issues).

http://www.health-bent.com/soups/paleo-pumpkin-chili
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« Reply #1513 on: September 20, 2016, 08:10:50 AM »
How are you doing, screwit? What day are you on, how have you been doing with this new round?

Welcome back 1967mamma! THANK YOU!!! for sharing that post, it's brilliant. It put into words something I've been trying to put my finger on. I was trying to figure out why it seems like people are making great progress in the weight loss thread but seem to be really, really struggling on the day to day.

I know once I took the decision making process out of it in regards to gluten things just got so much easier. I'm mostly there with sugar, I'd say I'm 99.5 % there because I don't worry about trace amounts, or if someone makes a naturally sweetened dessert especially for me, I might have a taste. But it's that "decision fatigue" that you don't have to engage in that really makes the difference.

It seems there are people who have found systems of counting calories and having treats within that and it works for them. That would stress me out wayyy too much. I tried that way and failed, and with each failure, you pile on the guilt and it erodes your confidence. Not to mention your brain doesn't think you are actually serious, it just wants you to feel pleasure and happiness - cue the sugar/chocolate/ice cream.

I do like how the 100% applies to other areas, I hadn't thought of it in that context so going to do some pondering it comes at a time in my life when I need it!

jordanread: Thanks for the recipe, will have to try it out very soon!

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« Reply #1514 on: September 20, 2016, 08:27:32 AM »
I'm telling you, until I went primal, I had no idea the awesomeness that one can create with pumpkins. And most people just think jack-o-lanterns or pumpkin pie. So many missed opportunities.
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« Reply #1515 on: September 20, 2016, 10:37:14 AM »
@jordanread thank you for the recipe! I love pumpkin season. There is no such thing as tinned pumpkin over here, so I usually have to wait until they're in season. Actually that goes for most foods here.

@swick I'm doing really well at the moment.  Day 10! I even managed a birthday party at the weekend.  Pretended to drink my glass of bubbly with the toasts, snuck into my bag of nuts when all the food that was out was cakes and chips. Picked the right food at the bbq afterwards.

1967mama that's exactly it! Decision fatigue. And with me it eventually combines with my inner 5 year old "you can't tell me what to do!". If I'm constantly evaluating and deciding then I can also rebel against,  um,  myself. That's pretty much why I failed at whole 30 the first time. At the party this weekend I didn't even entertain a "if only" or "how much could be ok". It was just flat out no to everything that wasn't straight meat,  fruit or vegetable.

There is a great book about decision making called Willpower. I highly recommend it.

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« Reply #1516 on: September 20, 2016, 11:50:11 AM »
@jordanread thank you for the recipe! I love pumpkin season. There is no such thing as tinned pumpkin over here, so I usually have to wait until they're in season. Actually that goes for most foods here.

@swick I'm doing really well at the moment.  Day 10! I even managed a birthday party at the weekend.  Pretended to drink my glass of bubbly with the toasts, snuck into my bag of nuts when all the food that was out was cakes and chips. Picked the right food at the bbq afterwards.

1967mama that's exactly it! Decision fatigue. And with me it eventually combines with my inner 5 year old "you can't tell me what to do!". If I'm constantly evaluating and deciding then I can also rebel against,  um,  myself. That's pretty much why I failed at whole 30 the first time. At the party this weekend I didn't even entertain a "if only" or "how much could be ok". It was just flat out no to everything that wasn't straight meat,  fruit or vegetable.

There is a great book about decision making called Willpower. I highly recommend it.

Way to go, screwit! Those are some BIG wins and realizations! It sounds like you learned a lot your last attempt and armed yourself with some great strategies! Socializing is the hardest part of doing this and where most people stumble. You had a plan in place and nailed it. GOOD JOB!!

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« Reply #1517 on: September 20, 2016, 02:55:56 PM »
Hi all!  DW and I have started our reintroduction.  I've been pretty lucky, no adverse effects.  DW has confirmed she has a severe gluten intolerance.  We ate some bread and she got severe cramping and all the other lovely things that accompany that fun.  :-(

After that experience, even the thought of trying pizza nauseates her and I'm being the strict one saying no no no!  HA!

Sometime this week we are making taco salads, the new add in item will be black beans, a big fave around our house pre-W30.

We have had a couple of pretty delish compliant soups the past 2 weeks, I will get those recipes and share with everyone.

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« Reply #1518 on: September 20, 2016, 04:50:32 PM »
Thanks, all, for the warm welcome back. This is definitely one of the friendliest places on the forum:-))

Day 2 has also been terrific and ironically, I slept like the dead last night! Yay for good sleeps.

My teenaged son just got out Kettle Chips and made some dip from scratch ... Would have been diving into that for sure but instead I had some tea and a dried fruit bar and feel completely fine walking away from those chips. Ahhhhh, Whole30...glad to be back in your clutches!

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« Reply #1519 on: September 20, 2016, 04:55:49 PM »
Hi all!  DW and I have started our reintroduction.  I've been pretty lucky, no adverse effects.  DW has confirmed she has a severe gluten intolerance.  We ate some bread and she got severe cramping and all the other lovely things that accompany that fun.  :-(

After that experience, even the thought of trying pizza nauseates her and I'm being the strict one saying no no no!  HA!

Sometime this week we are making taco salads, the new add in item will be black beans, a big fave around our house pre-W30.

We have had a couple of pretty delish compliant soups the past 2 weeks, I will get those recipes and share with everyone.

Cheers!

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« Reply #1520 on: September 21, 2016, 12:23:03 AM »
Thanks for posting that article, Horsepoor. I've always wondered if soaking really makes a difference. Apparently it does! Haha!


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« Reply #1521 on: September 21, 2016, 08:26:57 AM »
Good Morning everyone!

Wrightstuff - Bummer about your wife's gluten allergy. At least she knows! I'm curious how she will do with dairy and her allergies. Glad to hear you don't have the same issues. Your life is going to change though if your wife happens to do most of the cooking and she can't do gluten, just ask my hubby! We have settled into a pattern where we don't have it at home and if we go out for dinner he gets whatever he wants and I try not to be too jealous :) Although he's coming around because the last couple of times he has said you know, the bready/gluten thing I'm eating with it doesn't really do much more me or the dish.

1967mama - way to go on resisting the chips! Oh, how is your daughter doing? Didn't she do the first whole 30 with you? I'm curious how she is doing a year on!

horsepoor - thanks for the link! I've never really been too concerned with beans, probably because I haven't really noticed any ill-effects from them. I don't have them too often but I don't sweat it if they are in something or hubs wants me to make something special.

We have been really enjoying the last of the lettuces that have been coming in our CSA (ends next week, going to be in super sad veggie land after!) I have been chunking up oven roasted turkey breast and sauteeing it in a little bacon fat and some cajun seasoning and having that on top of salads with a homemade vinegarette dressing. Pretty sure I could live on that salad!

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« Reply #1522 on: September 21, 2016, 08:46:43 AM »
Hey ya'll, I'm almost out of groceries, and definitely out of inspiration, but I need to batch cook if I want to survive the dreaded "fuck its"
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« Reply #1523 on: September 21, 2016, 08:54:47 AM »
Sounds like a perfect excuse to make a big old Kalua pork! http://nomnompaleo.com/post/10031990774/slow-cooker-kalua-pig

It's still by "go-to" recipe if I want to have protein sorted out for the week because there are so many quick things you can do with it.

Although I am REALLY liking the idea of jordanreads pumpkin chili!

There are some good sounding recipes here, but I haven't dug into them yet, mostly because I have no freezer space! https://onceamonthmeals.com/blog/recipe-roundups/50-freezable-whole30-recipes/

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« Reply #1524 on: September 21, 2016, 08:58:31 AM »
:D Thanks, Swick! That's tempting!
I'll check out that link, too. :D
(And seriously, that pumpkin chili might end up happening over yonder too hahah!)
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« Reply #1525 on: September 21, 2016, 09:08:21 AM »
Also, that pumpkin chili freezes great. Glad people are liking the idea of that recipe. Let me know when you all try it, and let me know. Sometimes I even skip the avocado topping.
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Timely MDA article on legumes.

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Thanks Horsepoor.  DW is still having some issues we think due to the gluten on Satruday so a soak might be beneficial!
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Timely MDA article on legumes.


Thanks Horsepoor.  DW is still having some issues we think due to the gluten on Satruday so a soak might be beneficial!
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Wrightsuff - I would  NOT reintroduce ANYTHING if your wife is still having issues from the gluten she tried. You went through too much work to muddy your results. Her body needs to be back on track before you reinto anything else. When I got smacked by the gluten, it was a couple of days of severe symptoms, feeling like shit for a week and then eating and feeling good for a few days before I tried anything else. It's so important you don't want to rush it.

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« Reply #1528 on: September 21, 2016, 03:13:09 PM »
Hey, Im new to the thread. Ive never done a Whole30 before, although I have, over the years, experimented with elimination diets of various categories. Never all at once, though. Actually, I have tried all at once, but couldnt cope/figure it out and fail miserably.

I have managed to be strictly dairy free when I was breastfeeding my son, because he reacted so badly to dairy in my milk. That was years ago. Recently I did a strict dairy elimination for 30 days with my daughter. She has decided to avoid it permanently. I know I should too, but Im weak!

Anyway, if Im totally honest, I have a lot of symptoms that I hope could be relieved by improving my diet. Also, I would like to lose a lot of weight. Im feeling pretty motivated to make some healthy changes, and I would llike to do a W30. Ive never given up sugar before, so that will be fun. ha!

My start date will be this Saturday the 24th.

Im scared. how do you live without chocolate?

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« Reply #1529 on: September 21, 2016, 03:20:39 PM »
Hi N! I flit in and out of here, and am currently doing a semi W30. I'll try to make that clear if I post updates, since it won't be following all the "rules."
Re: chocolate
Well, you can still do raw cocoa! That plus some coconut milk is pretty grand. But it is what W30 folks call "sex with your pants on" in that it doesn't truly break the habit you've formed with food, even if it's "compliant" (a word that makes me shudder, if I'm honest).
Just saying that as you get further on your journey, chocolate in its raw form isn't a total no-go!
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« Reply #1530 on: September 21, 2016, 03:22:51 PM »
Im scared. how do you live without chocolate?
I've learned to enjoy individual pieces of 100% cacao baker's chocolate.  Probably not for everyone.  They go well with cinnamon rooibos tea.

Disclaimer: I've never really had much of a sweet tooth.

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« Reply #1531 on: September 21, 2016, 03:30:58 PM »
Welcome N!

We are here to support you :) I'll be totally honest, your first few days are probably going to SUCK.

Do as much prep as you can ahead of time as far as meal planning, hiding/tossing things that will tempt you. Make sure your family is on board or at least aware of what you are doing. If you can find someone IRL to do this with, you will have a much easier time. Maybe your daughter will join you? Also, start cutting down on the sugar now - going cold turkey sucks and will make you feel that much worse.

Now I don't mean to scare you off it is totally worth doing and for many of us have been LIFE CHANGING. I figured out my chronic sinus issues, my allergies, my fibromyalgia. And I've lost 73 lbs from when I started my first whole 30 last September. Is it hard? Yep. Will you have some struggles? Yep. is it worth it? HELL YES!

RE: Chocolate. Raw cacao definitely fits into my life when I am not doing whole 30. Tell you what, you do the whole 30 and I'll share a few of my favorite chocolate recipes with you!

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« Reply #1532 on: September 21, 2016, 04:58:00 PM »
@orvell - do you have some frozen chicken breasts or thighs? Throw them in the crockpot, frozen. Throw in lots of spices, a bit of chicken broth or water, and some chopped up veggie bits- onion, sad looking peppers, celery, tomato - to add moisture. Leave on high for 4-6 hrs. It's so much easier for me when I have the protein ready.

A salad idea: dice whatever raw vegetables you have in the fridge into a big salad bowl. Mix up a can of tuna or salmon with some homemade whole30 mayo from the website. YUM!

A snack idea: a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit. I keep nuts in jars in the fridge. Easy to see to spark my brain. Also, I try to keep 1/2 a dozen hard boiled eggs in the fridge for emergency snacking.

@swick - 1967daughter is still doing great. Lost around 32 lbs on successive whole 30's and is now doing 21 day fix and loves the addition of workouts. She has such a great basis for a lifetime of good eating. Has about 10-15lbs to go. Thanks for asking!

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« Reply #1533 on: September 21, 2016, 06:35:45 PM »
Oh my goodness! This curry is AH - MAZING! I finally broke down and bought a tiny bottle of Thai Red Curry Paste ... It's not been used in my cooking repertoire ... Until now!

It was the only special ingredient I had to make this amazing recipe:

http://www.tasteslovely.com/coconut-chicken-thai-curry/

So quick! I made it at the same time as my whole chicken cooked in the Instant Pot.

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« Reply #1534 on: September 21, 2016, 09:26:28 PM »

@swick - 1967daughter is still doing great. Lost around 32 lbs on successive whole 30's and is now doing 21 day fix and loves the addition of workouts. She has such a great basis for a lifetime of good eating. Has about 10-15lbs to go. Thanks for asking!

Wahoo 1967Daughter! That is awesome, your a good role model, mama!

The curry sounds delish, I love Thai curry dishes so will have to give this recipe a try!

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« Reply #1535 on: September 22, 2016, 09:00:28 PM »
Day 17 and feeling good! My skin issues have not cleared up completely, but doing much better and I've got good energy. Still some quirky digestive issues.

Made some delicious carrot-ginger-squash soup with coconut milk. Trying to find more less-meat recipes.

Overall, this is mostly fun! Much easier than I thought it would be.




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« Reply #1536 on: September 22, 2016, 09:19:15 PM »
Day 17 and feeling good! My skin issues have not cleared up completely, but doing much better and I've got good energy. Still some quirky digestive issues.

Made some delicious carrot-ginger-squash soup with coconut milk. Trying to find more less-meat recipes.

Overall, this is mostly fun! Much easier than I thought it would be.

Way to go Cheddarpie! I do a Thai red curry with veggies and coconut milk, meat free and awesome :) You can serve it over zoodles, butternut squash noodles, roasted caluflower, caulirice. Basically, it is just a stirfry of any and all veggies that look good or I have to use up, Some red curry paste and a can of coconut milk. Tonight was 2 different types of zucchini, onion, pepper, garlic, an Asian veggie I don't know the name of that came in our CSA, some fresh spinach, some beet greens.

I don;t remember what (or if) you said what your skin issues were, I had chronic Eczema when I lived on the coast. It took actually moving for it to totally clear up. Only mentioning because I noticed you are in Seattle.

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« Reply #1537 on: September 23, 2016, 01:23:27 AM »
Red curry paste and a bit of coconut milk to spruce up a pumpkin soup is also pretty amazing. Just in case you hadn't tried that one yet!

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« Reply #1538 on: September 23, 2016, 07:41:11 AM »
Here is one of the 2 soups we had during our Whole 30.  The other soup was even better but it is buried in DW's pinterest!

It is a minestrone soup.  We added italian seasoning to the pork.  You could use turkey or beef I suppose, or go meatless!

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« Reply #1539 on: September 24, 2016, 09:35:51 AM »
Day 17 and feeling good! My skin issues have not cleared up completely, but doing much better and I've got good energy. Still some quirky digestive issues.

Made some delicious carrot-ginger-squash soup with coconut milk. Trying to find more less-meat recipes.

Overall, this is mostly fun! Much easier than I thought it would be.

Way to go Cheddarpie! I do a Thai red curry with veggies and coconut milk, meat free and awesome :) You can serve it over zoodles, butternut squash noodles, roasted caluflower, caulirice. Basically, it is just a stirfry of any and all veggies that look good or I have to use up, Some red curry paste and a can of coconut milk. Tonight was 2 different types of zucchini, onion, pepper, garlic, an Asian veggie I don't know the name of that came in our CSA, some fresh spinach, some beet greens.

I don;t remember what (or if) you said what your skin issues were, I had chronic Eczema when I lived on the coast. It took actually moving for it to totally clear up. Only mentioning because I noticed you are in Seattle.

Thanks swick! I had curry last night.

Where did you move from/to? My eczema started after I moved to Seattle from New York in 2012. It's better on whole30 but not gone yet. I really hope I can figure it out with diet because moving is not an option!

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« Reply #1540 on: September 24, 2016, 10:05:18 AM »

Thanks swick! I had curry last night.

Where did you move from/to? My eczema started after I moved to Seattle from New York in 2012. It's better on whole30 but not gone yet. I really hope I can figure it out with diet because moving is not an option!

I was born in Victoria, so dealt with it from birth (Inherited from my mom) When we moved to the Interior of BC when I was 6, both of ours cleared up (my mom had had severe eczema most of her life) Mine flared up again when I moved back to the coast in my early 20's and didn't clear up until I left again.

The only time as a child I had some relief was when the doctor cut out dairy and my mom switched to goats milk *shudders* That was back in the day when the stuff was HORRIBLE, still kinda is. But I wouldn't drink it and she got tired of fighting with me so back to cows milk and the eczema got worse.

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« Reply #1541 on: September 24, 2016, 11:41:42 AM »
Interesting. Thanks for the info -- I am really hoping dairy is not one of my issues, but I think it probably is. I've also had "chicken skin" on my arms for as long as I can remember (at least 25 years) and it's now almost totally cleared up on Whole30. Which is great, but thoughts of cheese make me sad ...

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« Reply #1542 on: September 24, 2016, 12:26:28 PM »
Interesting. Thanks for the info -- I am really hoping dairy is not one of my issues, but I think it probably is. I've also had "chicken skin" on my arms for as long as I can remember (at least 25 years) and it's now almost totally cleared up on Whole30. Which is great, but thoughts of cheese make me sad ...

Chicken skin...hmmm you know that is one that I haven't thought of, I had the same for most of my life, and I don't now! It's not something I generally think about so I didn't really notice. cool.

Yeah, I LOVE cheese, and I don't avoid it completely I just know that if I have it, I will get congested. I may flare up my eczema, I will get a scratchy throat. My sinuses will go to shit.  - but most of the effects for me last about 12 hours.

So knowing all that, I decide if it is worth it or not, most of the time, the answer in no. If I decide something IS worth it, I savour the heck out of it.

That's the cool thing about doing the whole 30 (and why doing  the reintro systematically is so important) It gives you personal knowledge about how different foods affect your body ad allows you to make an informed choice.

How is everyone doing this fine Saturday?

Day 22 here. Food boredom is starting to set in, last week has been super busy so we've been sticking to quick basics. Feeling the itch to experiment :)

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« Reply #1543 on: September 25, 2016, 12:42:30 PM »
I'm on day 20 -- making a big batch of pumpkin chili in my slow cooker. Thanks for the recipe! I am trying it with squash and pumpkin pieces instead of the puree. Feeling very bored with my food choices so this will be a good change!

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« Reply #1544 on: September 25, 2016, 11:43:42 PM »
Today was my start day and I did well, until I realized that corn on the cob is off limits. And I had already eaten it :) I did not use it as an excuse to eat other non compliant foods though, so that is good. I wont count today, but will start with tomorrow.

Did a grocery shop today and stocked up on veggies and some meat and eggs. I have a bunch of chicken skins and fat trimmings in the freezer that I will render this week to use for cooking and flavoring, and Ill make a soup to have for lunches this week too. I feel very optimistic!

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« Reply #1545 on: September 26, 2016, 01:39:44 AM »
Day 15. Survived an impromptu day out with extended family which involved lots of cake and pizzas. This lack of hunger cravings from the sugar highs and lows is amazing - it is so easy to say no when your stomach isn't yelling at your brain the whole time!

I think I may have accidentally gone keto? But I'm not sure how - I'm still eating fruit (although not as much as earlier, only about 1 piece per day) and potatoes (actually quite a lot of those this weekend) but I'm suddenly completely unable to keep up with my need for water and my urine has gone pretty dark. It's got me kinda worried. Thoughts?

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« Reply #1546 on: September 26, 2016, 08:11:24 AM »
Day 15. Survived an impromptu day out with extended family which involved lots of cake and pizzas. This lack of hunger cravings from the sugar highs and lows is amazing - it is so easy to say no when your stomach isn't yelling at your brain the whole time!

I think I may have accidentally gone keto? But I'm not sure how - I'm still eating fruit (although not as much as earlier, only about 1 piece per day) and potatoes (actually quite a lot of those this weekend) but I'm suddenly completely unable to keep up with my need for water and my urine has gone pretty dark. It's got me kinda worried. Thoughts?

I think your symptoms are pretty common when switching over, but it's not something I know a lot about. It does sound like you might not be getting enough minerals, potassium, magnesium, sodium and such - especially if you are drinking tons of water.

A pretty common sign onf being in Keto is a metallic taste in your mouth.

Today was my start day and I did well, until I realized that corn on the cob is off limits. And I had already eaten it :) I did not use it as an excuse to eat other non compliant foods though, so that is good. I wont count today, but will start with tomorrow.

Did a grocery shop today and stocked up on veggies and some meat and eggs. I have a bunch of chicken skins and fat trimmings in the freezer that I will render this week to use for cooking and flavoring, and Ill make a soup to have for lunches this week too. I feel very optimistic!

Sounds like you have a plan! Good job on not eating other NC foods once you had the corn, I know one of the hardest habits I had to break was that "Well I screwed up so f*ck it, I'm going to eat all the things" mind trap.

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« Reply #1547 on: September 27, 2016, 03:41:09 PM »
Im on Day 2. Im doing ok. I feel hungry almost all the time, but not particularly craving things. trying to drink a lot of water. Is there a list of which fruit/veg are NOT W30 compliant?

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« Reply #1548 on: September 27, 2016, 03:44:41 PM »
Im on Day 2. Im doing ok. I feel hungry almost all the time, but not particularly craving things. trying to drink a lot of water. Is there a list of which fruit/veg are NOT W30 compliant?
Corn, if you consider that a vegetable.

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« Reply #1549 on: September 27, 2016, 04:23:18 PM »
I have been considering going back to a W30 for a while now (it's been over 2 years) and I think this thread has given me the push. It will be challenging with a spouse and three children who aren't all on board, but maybe they will just have to eat what I cook ;) I am most excited to cut the dairy and sugar but I'm sure my students will suffer some of my crashes.

Im on Day 2. Im doing ok. I feel hungry almost all the time, but not particularly craving things. trying to drink a lot of water. Is there a list of which fruit/veg are NOT W30 compliant?
Corn, if you consider that a vegetable.

Corn is not considered a vegetable under W30, since botanically it is a grain. They also call out things like potatoes (your regular baking potatoes or red boiling potatoes) and peanuts (not actually a nut, it turns out). Peanuts are legumes, like beans, and contribute to gut permeation.