I started the Whole 30 today. Basically, from what I can tell, it's just 100% Primal, less dairy - even dairy you can tolerate. Which scares me. I wonder if I'll be able to tolerate dairy in 30 days. The only dairy I eat right now is *real* cheese, sour cream and heavy whipping cream. I can let the heavy cream go - no attachments there. But I worry about getting rid of cheese all together and sour cream. I've developed a love affair with sour cream.[/QUOTE]
OH MY GOD I know what you mean. The thought of not being able to tolerate dairy terrifies me. On some level I know that if I can't tolerate it after 30 days of cutting it out it means I never could tolerate it to begin with (i just didn't realize how it was affecting me) which is essentially what I've realized with wheat and grains, but please don't take away my cheese. And sour cream, YUM! Never ate it before going primal (odd, because it's not exactly primal, but people seemed to use it a lot) and now can't eat potatoes without it (also...not exactly primal. whoops!)
So excited for your Whole 30! I have contemplated doing it so many times and just don't think I could get away from the social pressures of some cheat nights and alcohol, but good luck! I will be cheering you on!
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;851966]Good idea, Judg! Thanks!!
haha When I saw you were the last poster, I expected you to be a spammer... lol I've tried making things with coconut flour. No one seems to like the texture. I only use it now when making cream cheese pancakes.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, that was a spammer, recycling a previous post. He/she/it was all over our threads.
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;851968]I am finding it easier to avoid refined sugar but SOOOO hard to avoid dairy. Cheese, cream cheese and sour cream became staples in my diet... Now I almost feel limited. Just means I need to look for more Paleo recipes to make.[/QUOTE]
I can't even contemplate it at this point. If I ever do, it will have to be a gradual process, like my initial weight loss, when I tried at every meal to find a way to improve what I was eating or to find a substitute if it wasn't improvable. I really don't know what I would do without my yogurt and cheese. Especially the cheese. You're quite courageous to be attempting it cold turkey.
I always attempt cold turkey. I kid myself when I say I'm going to "transition slowly" or "take baby steps". The length between steps is never ending at times.
I sauteed a beet in some coconut oil. I was surprised at how tasty it was. But now my hands are pink after peeling it. Might need to get some cheap gloves for peeling those things. Also had half a sweet potato cut up into fries and sauteed in coconut oil. Paired those with 2 grilled burgers from a local bar (they charbroil, so the only thing I have to really worry about is that it was 99.99% likely to be feedlot beef).
I'm going to take a package of nitrate/nitrite free ham with me to the race tonight. wish I could have some cheese and sour cream with it... Oh well. I wish I had some turkey breast instead. Don't feel like I need cheese with that, but I won't have time to get to the store before we leave for the track. Should have stopped while I was in town earlier. Thought about it, decided not to and 5 miles out of town regretted the decision.
I'm really struggling with the no-dairy thing. I didn't realize how much I relied on it! I made some clarified butter to replace my butter. But one thing is for sure, it's forcing me to try new foods - like beets! I hadn't had those since I was a kid. My mom said I used to love them but for some reason I had it in my head that I didn't (maybe I don't like them pickled b/c that's what I think of when I think of beets and childhood).
I'm still coughing and it's driving me nuts. I washed the sheets and comforter and got new pillows. Need to vacuum my floors too, but kiddos are sleeping, so not a good idea right now.
I'm feeling pretty good today and as a side note, I am totally in LOVE with my new fridge!! I hope everyone is enjoying their saturday.
We have to know ourselves. For big changes, I usually prefer to step into them because otherwise I am overwhelmed. But not everybody is wired like me. If cold turkey works better for you, then go for it.
I have been so good. I am proud of myself!
2 eggs fried in bacon grease
2 servings nitrate/nitrite free uncured bacon
1 pkg nitrate/nitrite free turkey breast slices
handful of cherries
2 chicken legs grilled with bbq (ok, the bbq breaks the rules, but I haven't found a primal version I like yet)
asparagus spears grilled with olive oil and sea salt
sweet potato fries baked with coconut oil and cinnamon
Drinks: lots and lots and lots of iced tea. I haven't drank milk in probably 3 weeks but today I have been craving it pretty good. Been behaved and haven't drank any.
Movement: went fishing with my son and husband, went grocery shopping, walked around with a bottle of weed killer and killed a bunch of weeds, planted some seeds. Oh, and coughed up a lung or two. All in all, a good day.
Good for you Jenn! Keep it up!
Going no-dairy is such a great thing to do - at least once just so you can see what your life is like without it. I realized taking it out was really key to getting blood sugar/insulin under control. Do you know dairy spikes insulin worse than anything - like even the worst candy bar you can think of? It's designed to do that because insulin helps you more efficiently store all the resources you eat - something babies need a lot of as they're growing. It's also why body-builders love whey and dairy proteins. But us? Yeah, I don't want to be any bigger - not even my muscles. I have big muscles already, I just need the fat on top of them to come off. Oh yeah, and there's the way I don't have acne when I don't eat dairy. That's reason enough for me.
I don't have much of an acne problem - never really did, so I'm not seeing any change there. I have noticed a change in the keratinosis on my arms though.
Today is Day 4 of the Whole 30. As of today, I am down 2 lbs (1 was a lb that had been regained prior to the W30 via water weight, but it's a lb down nonetheless).
Didn't sleep worth a crap last night. Son came to our room early and did his whole thrash about while talking in his sleep thing. Then DD decided she was going to throw a tantrum at 2 am. Then after taking DS back to his bed, DH started vocalizing in his sleep. I don't know what the hell he's doing, but it's like he gave up snoring for moaning or some shit. Then the dogs decided to howl at a train... they never howl at trains at night but last night they did. Then the one continued to bark at something. Got him to quiet dow and then DD started fussing again, refused to lay down, had another tantrum, blah blah blah. I left her and sent DH in to tend to her. Started to fall back to sleep and DS came back into the bedroom. Took him back to bed, then DD started fussing again. DH said to just get her and bring her to our bed. From then on out, we all slept well, but at this point it was 2:30 am. Sleep had been disturbed for a total of an hour and a half at this point. So pretty tired today.
DS starts swimming lessons this morning. He's excited about swimming in a "12 foot deep pool". He has no idea what that means, but he'll figure it out soon enough when he gets there and he's told to get in. lol He also asked that he be allowed to take his own lunch like his friends. Since I was not prepared, he's got a lunchable, a pudding pack, a koolaid pouch and some grapes. I hope that's enough food for him after swimming for 45 minutes. The summer program doesn't provide snacks (as far as I know) and I don't want him to be hungry. But I bet he's knocked out on the couch by 7!!
Ugh, I don't feel good all of a sudden. I think my vitamins and I are having a disagreement!
Livestrong.com is a joke. I was just searching for information regarding coconut oil and its effect on cholesterol (MIL has high cholesterol and said CO made it worse, but looking at the label, there is no cholesterol in CO) and I found a bunch of livestrong articles. They contradicted one another. One said that CO can reduce LDL while raising HDL (the good stuff) and another said it significantly raises LDL... really?
Seriously, Lex? Dairy spikes insulin? All dairy, or just straight milk? My dairy consumption is mainly cheese and yogurt. I've been having better energy levels even eating them.
Jenn, boy does that night ever sound familiar. Why does everything happen at once sometimes?