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LadyinBC - I don't remember if you've posted here or not...if not, Welcome! Congrats on the weight loss. Lots of us here eat somewhat similarly.
Thanks! I think like everyone else I went on a pigfest when I quit drinking. I was never a sugar person, but it was like I couldn't get enough of it! And I just felt tire, icky and not good.

I feel so much better not eating all that sugar and processed crap. It amazes all the foods that have it in them.

Sounds like lots of people are choosing this way to eat too, so now I have a place I can go to for tips and such! Are lots here do paleo (I think it is called that.)

What is whole 30?
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:53 PM
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I do Paleo, Lady....actually Primal because I eat cheese. Ghostly is also Paleo....a bit more hard core than I, which he never let's me forget
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What is whole 30?
I think Whole30 is sort of a strict Paleo, isn't it? Not sure, but it seems that way. I think my intrigue with raw and paleo has fizzled. Was fun while it lasted though.
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I'm thinking for dinner spring mix and spinach, sliced strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, chicken breast cubes tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegarette. Yum Yum!!
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I'm thinking for dinner spring mix and spinach, sliced strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, chicken breast cubes tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegarette. Yum Yum!!
Sounds delicious!
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:50 PM
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This thread is sooooooooooooo inspiring...ty peeps xxxxxx
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What a great thread and you seem so inspiring ladies! Well done

Im subscribing as of today. Im back on healthy food and have said goodbye to the processed, sugary, fatty food.

It is my first day on a healthy diet and I feel good. Had boiled fish and baby potatoes for dinner with water, then had some frozen berries and pineapple for afters.

Drank water with a fresh lime all day, had wholegrain bread and low fat cheese for lunch.

I also went to the swimming pool and mowed the lawn when I got home.

For hunger pangs, I will have low fat yoghurt with stevia.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:54 PM
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Wow, Viola... sounds like a great day
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I had brown rice for tea with some steak, peas, carrots and mushrooms. I love mushrooms so much. Lol
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I love mushrooms too, Easyrider. I really love mushrooms and onions sauteed in butter... mmmm good.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:07 PM
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I love everything.....except beets and SPAM.... But y'all already knew that...one of my favorite chefs and food authors is Joann Weir. The other day on TV she said " I love beets. They are the most maligned of all the vegetables." Right. Poor little beets. Her last name should be WeirD.

Welcome Viola! Good for you for giving up processed foods. It's amazing what aisles I don't even go down in the grocery these days.

I will be surrounded by seafood this holiday weekend: fish, shrimp, crab....Heaven!
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My husband has requested my pulled chicken in the crock-pot with southern style tangy bbq sauce out of the Southern Living cookbook, collard greens, homemade macaroni and cheese... I can't pretend the mac & cheese is going to be even remotely healthy Oh well...

LDT, too funny about the beets
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Thanks! I think like everyone else I went on a pigfest when I quit drinking. I was never a sugar person, but it was like I couldn't get enough of it! And I just felt tire, icky and not good.

I feel so much better not eating all that sugar and processed crap. It amazes all the foods that have it in them.

Sounds like lots of people are choosing this way to eat too, so now I have a place I can go to for tips and such! Are lots here do paleo (I think it is called that.)

What is whole 30?
Oh my gosh my 3rd month clean was April of this year. I swear I bought cart loads of half price Easter candy -mostly chocolate and it was gone by May!! I'm still stuck in a frozen and kefir yogurt binge. But I did switch to dark chocolate and loads of sugar free gum. I had a root canal from all the sugar destroying my teeth, and I had to add gluttony to my character defects :p
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What is whole 30?
As Jennie wrote, it is a strict Paleo challenge. Basically, no grains, dairy and sugar for 30 days. It is predicated on doing it for 30 days, as the theory is that if these food are negatively affecting you it will take 30 days for you to heal, and then to know the foods were negatively affecting you. Therefore, if you go 10 days, then cheat, you will not necessarily know how the foods negatively affected you.

Seems like most people here already have an opinion on how these foods affect them. So, it also seems the necessity of doing it for 30 days may not be as significant with those people.

Now, before someone comes in calling this "BS", consider a few things. I don't really advocate Paleo here. I, and others, talk about some of our experiences with it. No different than people here discussing other diets. This is not a Paleo Thread, and I don't care if people eat that way.

Whether it is Paleo or another way, I think it really is a great idea to eliminate certain foods from your diet and see how it affects you. You might be surprised. I did a Paleo challenge years ago partly to prove someone wrong, and I ended up learning a lot.

As far as gluten goes, some things are absolute facts and cannot be disputed:

1) A LOT of people are negatively affected by gluten.

2) You do not have to be Celiac to be negatively affected by Gluten.

3) A lot of people negatively affected by Gluten don't know gluten is a problem for them.

These are not opinions. However, how many people are negatively affected by gluten, how those people should handle it, the severity / symptoms, and many things are opinion. Clearly there are many people here that do not think gluten is a problem for them, and choose to eat it. The point is, getting rid of it for 30 days to see how it affects you is not a bad idea. IMHO anyway.

Lots of activity here today! I stuck to my diet and finished the night with some raw ice cream. Thinking another bowl may be in my future.
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I'm trying Dr Weils anti-inflammatory-diet bc I have 3 ruptured discs and want to cut down on medication. It's supposed to prevent heart disease along with other ailments. I try to only shop the perimeter of grocery stores to avoid mindless purchases. And I believe the longer a person can eliminate sugar and processed foods the worse they taste. It's kind of like how nasty cigarettes taste if you kick the habit.

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012...lammatory-diet
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Today I had eggs & cottage cheese for breakfast, chips & salsa for lunch, with a peach... and for dinner we had steak, broccoli & sweet potatoes, peach for dessert.

My Amazon order arrived. I bought some herbal tea, L-tryptophan (for anxiety, sleep), more Natural Vitality Calm plus calcium... it's a powder that has vit c, vit d3, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and boron... you just mix into water and drink. It's good stuff. And I also got a bottle of Happy Camper (love the name)... herbal blend of passion flower, kava kava, gotu kola, kola nut, english lavendar and some other stuff... should be interesting. I can already feel something kicking in... getting relaxed and a bit sleepy.

Hoping that these will help with neurotransmitter re-balancing and all that good stuff...
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"sauteed in butter...mmmm good" I am missing butter....

I had yogurt, berries and cherries for snack, cucumber and tomatoes salad, 1 slice of turkey breast for lunch. A few whole grain crackers (sooo hungry!). Dinner, 1 small lobster ravioli and steamed sugar snap peas.
A friend on another thread gave me an idea for flavored water. She put a sliced apple and small piece of ginger root into a pitcher of water and put in fridge overnight. Strain and serve. It's delish! She said she does it with strawberries and mint also.

Oh the cookbooks! The Little Gumbo Book and Best of the Best of Louisiana. My little gumbo book is so well loved, splattered with all kinds of goodies! If you want a walk-me-through-it gumbo recipe, that little book has it.
I had a friend in Florida make gumbo for us, except she doesnt' make roux, use okra, or tomatoes, it's not spicy, not even file for the table. Serves with instant microwave rice. What is that? It's chicken soup. Shameful.
I like to collect cookbooks, too. I sometimes read them, like a novel!
Happy 4th of July!
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:36 PM
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^ I love Amazon. I used to order from there all the time, but slowed a bit. Though I did just order some Carlson's liquid fish oil. Guess its my mid life crisis and wanting to splurge with a crazy purchase.
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Ghostly, I'll hopefully be getting some tests done at the doctor soon. I want to do a food allergy test, so I'll find out if I need to cut any foods out. I pretty much seem to have a stomach of steel and can tolerate anything so it's going to be a surprise if I do!
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I was using Now Foods fish oil, and just tried out Nature's Answer... it was $5 cheaper. It seems thinner consistency, so I am wondering if there's a big quality difference. Hope not. Read good reviews on it. Carlson's seems to be top notch.
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