Kiwisonya - I'm hoping that jumping back into a second Whole30 is as easy as the first. I'm glad to see you've made it this far and have the same attitude that I have right now, which is "There's NO WAY I'm starting again!" I'm afraid to eat at the hotel restaurant, though! What about if they put butter on the pan to cook the eggs? Fruit, I can see. Or like if I order a steak or chicken, will it have butter, non-compliant seasonings. aaaaahhhhh!
Swick - Nice to see you again! Are you out enjoying this fabulous BC weather? Love the sun! I am so excited to hear about your sleeps! I, too, and a lifelong insomniac. Last night I was up until around 2:30am -- not fun when I have a whole passel of kids to be a mama to today :-/ However, I think that I am coping ok today because of the way I'm eating. I'm tired but I don't have that brain fog anymore. I can't wait to have these heavy sleeps that everyone is talking about! haha! I have had one or two since I started. I'm going to start laying off the caffeinated tea earlier in the day to see if that helps (yesterday was 4pm). I'm also experiencing hormonal changes and found this month to be way lighter and more manageable. Usually day 2 is rather out of control (Sorry, TMI). I love how these body changes keep surprising me. Last night, I almost
thought my wedding rings were feeling a tiny bit loose???
Mom22boys - Thanks for mentioning that recipe - I have the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook out of the library right now and will take a gander!
Liz - I LOVE the looks of that recipe. I haven't made pork yet during my Whole30 so will enjoy that next week sometime. I can't wait to report back on my trip, actually! I'm loving that we have this little gang here to share our successes and slipups with! I will have plenty of time on my own while on the trip, reading and relaxing, while my husband is at meetings. Its a business trip but I get to tag along. I'm sure I will be able to post up to the minute reports ;-) haha
Botanist - I was wondering, how did you feel on your week off of Whole30? I can't decide how long to take off between my first and 2nd Whole30. I have over 70 lbs to get back to a healthy weight, so I need to do another two, or three, I'm guessing.
Sailor Sam - I haven't done a lot of reading about ketosis -- in a nutshell, would it be basically Whole30 without the fruit? I really should read up on this. Might help me shed the fat I have accumulated over the years. Its weird, because I already feel more "trim" even though, I'm obviously not after just 15 days. I'm tall (5'11') so I think I carry the weight all over more, and just look tall and big rather than tall and fat. Ha! Staying off the scale. I've only weighed once, and that was at the end of week one (with 2 restarts) -- I had lost 4.8 lbs. That was all I needed to see.
Has anyone heard of the Trim Healthy Mama
eating plan? The Testimonials section is amazing! They seem to be ok with full some dairy like greek yogurt/cottage cheese/cheddar cheese and whole grains like rice and oats in addition to all of the Whole30 compliant foods. If you are eating bread, you have to do it homemade as a sourdough. They are all about the blood sugar, keeping you balanced throughout the day. They allow stevia and 70% or higher chocolate. I have a friend who has lost 45 lb on it and feels terrific. I was thinking about this for after my 2nd or 3rd Whole30 as a way to continue my health and weight loss journey. I'd appreciate any feedback on this program from those more experienced than myself. I need a way to eat for life :-)
ETA more about Trim Healthy Mama