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Whole30 Meal Plan – Reintroduction, Part Deux

Whole30 Meal Plan – Reintroduction, Part Deux

Whole30 Meal Plan – Reintroduction, Part Deux Okay, guys… this is it!  The last week of planned Whole30 meals.  After this, you are on your own!!!  This week, we introduce two of the biggest culprits in causing inflammation – dairy and gluten.  They both noticeably affect how I feel.  Please pay close attention to how you feel after introducing new foods – both during that day and the two days following.  Then, at least you know the consequences you may…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Day 30

Our Whole30 Journey – Day 30

Our Whole30 Journey – Day 30 Debra’s Thoughts CELEBRATE! We made it. There were days I wasn’t so sure I would, but those feelings make success even more enjoyable.  The last week was easier and I had more energy. My clothes are fitting looser, so I treated myself with a little shopping at Memorial Day sales. Just a short while ago I would have celebrated by overeating and a sumptuous dessert. Although I had some thoughts about treats I missed, I…

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 5 & Reintroduction

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 5 & Reintroduction

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 5 & Reintroduction Does anyone else sing “Reintroduction” to the tune of the reproduction song from Grease?  Just me?  Oh well.  Reintroduction is probably THE most IMPORTANT part of the Whole30.  You have been through 30 days of eliminating many inflammatory foods, letting your digestive system heal, and learning to burn fat instead of sugar for energy.   Now, you have a clean slate to truly test foods and see how they affect you!  Don’t ruin…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Week 3

Our Whole30 Journey – Week 3

Our Whole30 Journey – Week 3 Debra’s Thoughts Have any of you found “Tiger Blood” yet? I’m still waiting for my body to get its act together. I had a couple of flare ups with existing medical problems that made the week tough going for me. I’ve managed to stay with the plan, skipping a few full meals. Almond butter with bananas, almond butter with apple slices, almond butter with celery–see my snack patterns. I’m also trying different Larabars and…

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 4 It’s the Last Full Week!!!!  You should be feeling pretty good by now, or at least not feeling the negative effects from the first few weeks anymore.  You also might be really tired of eggs.  I know I am, so I’m back to my prosciutto muffins for breakfast (cause the salt makes it all good) and I’m focusing on salmon cakes and leftovers for lunches.  Some repeat recipes are happening this week, because they…

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Self-talk is legitimate… Who knew?

Self-talk is legitimate… Who knew?

Self-talk is legitimate… Who knew? I am big fan of podcasts.  I drive a good deal for my day job, so I find myself in my truck, frustrated with the radio fairly often.  So I listen to podcasts.  I have a variety of of favorites that I pick from depending on my mood. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me if I’m feeling out of the loop with the news (but not enough to actually WATCH the news… let’s not be silly)….

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 3

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 3

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 3 Half way done!!!  I’ll start some repeat recipes this week, because I have some that I really like (and my family really likes).  Plus, you’ll be more comfortable with them because you have made them before!   Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sunday, 5/15 Kitchen Sink Omelet with fruit Paleo Taco Salad** (I’m using ground turkey.) Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken with Carrots and steamed green beans (recipe calls for oranges, I prefer lemons) Monday, 5/16 Easy…

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Getting Through Week 2

Getting Through Week 2

Getting Through Week 2! So the past few days have been tough ones, even for someone not going through this for the first time.  So much cooking!!!  But we are getting through week 2! Debra’s Thoughts We’ve been trying new recipes with mixed results. The Plantain Hash that Hunter made was delicious. However, the Broccoli Chicken Casserole I made had mixed reviews. I added more liquid to cover all ingredients. But then, it had to bake longer so the broccoli…

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Our Whole30 Journey – Week One

Our Whole30 Journey – Week One

Our Whole30 Journey – Week One Happy Monday!  It is technically day 9, so this post is a bit late. (I have a good many strengths, and no lack of self-confidence, but timeliness is not something I excel at.)  So here are our week 1 reflections and some encouragement as you embark on week 2! Debra’s Thoughts… Hello fellow Whole30 adventurers!  I survived the first week.  I was treated to a ton of good food, so never really felt hungry….

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Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2

Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2 Thanks for sticking with us through week 1!  I hope the withdrawal symptoms weren’t too harsh.  I promise that it does get better… typically not this coming week (sorry) but it gets MUCH better after that!  Last week I included many of my favorite Whole30 recipes because I wanted you to see how yummy this way of eating can be.  I hope you enjoyed them.  This week, I have thrown in a few that…

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