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May 13, 2018, 10:50 PM
 
Aside from the normal fruits and veggies that you are supposed to eat, do you eat anything that would be considered healthy for whatever purpose (e.g., cancer fighting properties, eye health, general diet practices)? Maybe it is a handful of almonds, flax seed, or something else. Please refrain from posting prefacing the word organic or non-GMO, as that is not the subject of the post. Vitamin pills also should not be mentioned. I'm interested in food only.

I eat a spoonful of black sesame paste paste every day. Sometimes add it to cow milk or soy milk. I do it mainly because it tastes good and has cancer fighting properties (well, at least protects the liver) among other things (cholesterol fighting, good heart health). I also drink black tea on most days (no sugar, milk).
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May 13, 2018, 10:58 PM
 
I eat seaweed purely because I like it.
     
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May 13, 2018, 11:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I eat seaweed purely because I like it.
It is laver seaweed or something else? How do you eat it (soup?)?
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May 14, 2018, 03:02 AM
 
Nori. Just straight.

Well, sometimes I eat it wrapped around a block of rice and fried spam, but that’s no longer healthy.
     
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May 14, 2018, 11:24 AM
 
Yesterday at a persian restaurant they had this spice on the table, said it was good for digestion and getting rid of fat.

Sumac
https://thespicelibrary.com.au/produ...s/sumac-spice/
     
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May 14, 2018, 11:39 AM
 
We're starting a Whole 30 tomorrow. Should be fun.

     
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May 14, 2018, 01:00 PM
 
Is it too early to mention beer ?

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May 14, 2018, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Yesterday at a persian restaurant they had this spice on the table, said it was good for digestion and getting rid of fat.

Sumac



This also aids digestion, and gets rid of fat if you dance to it.

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May 15, 2018, 01:21 AM
 
Spam sushi is delicious. Never tried sumac before. I heard eating turmeric is good for health. It is also the spice which gives curry its color. I've also watched some Youtube videos showing a guy living in and Indian (as in India) village spreading turmeric over his meat before cooking it as some type of antiseptic, I think. Never seen that before.
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May 15, 2018, 11:20 AM
 
The name threw me because in US, the only sumac I've heard of is poison sumac.
https://www.thespruce.com/poison-sumac-pictures-4071931
     
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May 15, 2018, 02:47 PM
 
This thread just became my Whole 30 blog. Ban me.

Day 1:
- Breakfast: Espresso
- Lunch: Steak, pineapple, carrots
- Dinner: Broccoli beef, pineapple
     
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May 15, 2018, 02:56 PM
 
Day 1

- Breakfast: Son of Baconator and a chili
     
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May 15, 2018, 04:37 PM
 
#2 Spicy Deluxe at Chik-Fil-A
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May 15, 2018, 07:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
This thread just became my Whole 30 blog. Ban me.

Day 1:
- Breakfast: Espresso
- Lunch: Steak, pineapple, carrots
- Dinner: Broccoli beef, pineapple
I just looked up those Whole 30 as I’ve never heard of it before and it prohibits the eating of grains, legumes, dairy, soy, etc. I guess ok, but it also ranks as one of the worse diets. Are you worried about this?

I’m also on a diet and this is my ninth day. I eat regular food for breakfast and lunch, just slightly smaller portions. For dinner, I don’t eat any grains and my dinner is also a bit smaller. One week in and I guessed I lost two pounds, it I haven’t weighed myself.
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May 16, 2018, 09:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
I guess ok, but it also ranks as one of the worse diets. Are you worried about this?
Not really. Meat, veggies, fruits, nuts, eggs. No processed grains, no added sugar, no dairy. Sounds like a viable diet (diet as in "the food you eat," not "a plan to lose weight") to me.
     
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May 16, 2018, 10:05 AM
 
I have a friend who's doing whole30 as an elimination diet for a mystery allergy.
     
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May 16, 2018, 02:13 PM
 
It gets worse, this food blog now has pictures.



Lunch today (nitrate-free bacon, eggs, chicken sausage, spinach, pineapple):

     
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May 16, 2018, 08:10 PM
 
The first picture looks yummy, the second just so-so to me. Did you cook the broccoli? What are you drinking for fluids every day besides water, if anything else?
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May 17, 2018, 02:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
It gets worse, this food blog now has pictures.



Lunch today (nitrate-free bacon, eggs, chicken sausage, spinach, pineapple):

“This Whole 30 shit needs a Happy Meal Thursday.”

-Your Kids
     
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May 17, 2018, 07:24 AM
 
Whole30 rules. This is more about finding out what may causing food allergy issues than losing weight, as andi posted, correct?
https://whole30.com/downloads/offici...gram-rules.pdf
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May 17, 2018, 09:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
The first picture looks yummy, the second just so-so to me. Did you cook the broccoli? What are you drinking for fluids every day besides water, if anything else?
Yep, browned the hamburger, added the veggies, let simmer for a bit. Served on a bed of spinach. Coffee's legal without sugar or dairy; wife drinks it black anyway, I only drink espresso (since the birth of kid #2). I never drank much besides water anyway. Wife drinks sparkling water.

Originally Posted by subego View Post
“This Whole 30 shit needs a Happy Meal Thursday.”

-Your Kids
The youngest is still on an all-liquid diet, served via a very nice delivery method. The second is mostly cool with it, he's used to us making weird stuff that he doesn't really like. We just always provide options like fruits and veggies so he can fill up on those. He could live off of fruit so having an abundance at every meal is pretty ideal. He's probably killed half a watermelon on his own over the past two days.

Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Whole30 rules. This is more about finding out what may causing food allergy issues than losing weight, as andi posted, correct?
It can be, but we're not really looking for that. I'm genetically predisposed to high cholesterol and have issues snacking and occasional binge eating (<3 pizza and cookies). And the more we read about the influence of trans fats, processed grains, and added sugar and their contribution to the health problems we see disproportionately in the US (cancer, diabetes, heart disease), we wanted to try something different. No beer at volleyball last night, no doughnuts today.

Supper: Grilled dry-rubbed pork chops, watermelon, avocado.



Snacks from yesterday:
- apples
- banana with "mixed-nut butter"
- pickles
- walnuts
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May 17, 2018, 03:57 PM
 
Day 2 lunch (no picture). Same as yesterday, but with strawberries instead of pineapple.
     
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May 17, 2018, 09:49 PM
 
Based on your food pictures, I would guess that most of your food in your shopping cart picture above has been eaten. Time to go shopping again soon!
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May 17, 2018, 11:54 PM
 
This is one of the reasons my diet sucks. I can’t be arsed to go to the grocery store when it’s cold.
     
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May 18, 2018, 09:17 AM
 
hmm, not sure how unusual any of this is, but regularly consume: chia seed, variety of nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews), turmeric, green tea/matcha, ground cayenne, pomegranate, dark chocolate (90%), kale/spinach, medicinal mushrooms...
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Originally Posted by dav View Post
hmm, not sure how unusual any of this is, but regularly consume: chia seed, variety of nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews), turmeric, green tea/matcha, ground cayenne, pomegranate, dark chocolate (90%), kale/spinach, medicinal mushrooms...
How do you eat your seeds and nuts? I’m assuming just plopping them in the mouth whole or tossing them in a salad? Maybe adding them to bread or as a bread condiment would be good also.
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Based on your food pictures, I would guess that most of your food in your shopping cart picture above has been eaten. Time to go shopping again soon!
Good eye. Went grocery shopping Saturday morning. Wife and 5yo were out of town for the weekend, so it was me and baby.

Have some catching up to do.

Thursday dinner: Deconstructed burgers, asparagus, strawberries, blueberries:



Friday lunch: Chicken breasts, avocado, cantelope, clementine.



Friday dinner: Sweet potato hash - ground beef, sweet potatoes, green pepper. Avocado, cantelope.



Saturday lunch: Leftover chicken breasts, cantelope, spinach.



Saturday dinner: Leftover sweet potato hash (you've seen it)

Sunday lunch: Grilled pork chops again, watermelon, cucumber. I grilled a bunch of them so my wife has an easy option to pack for lunches



Sunday dinner (forgot to take a pic before digging in): Garlic shrimp with asparagus and mushrooms, watermelon, avocados.



Snacks have included clementines, walnuts, cashews, bananas, dates, dried figs, and pickles.
     
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Also made some more BBQ sauce:



Tasty on the chicken, pork, avocado, and more.
     
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Today, 11:37 AM
 
All in all that looks pretty good! Are you allowed cooking oils etc?

Most of those spices would be forbidden on FODMAP diet, except vinegar, salt, pepper.
     
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No vegetable oils or soy, no Extra Virgin olive oil, but normal or light olive oil is allowed. They also allow clarified butter. We did pick up some avocado oil, but haven't used it yet.
     
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
How do you eat your seeds and nuts? I’m assuming just plopping them in the mouth whole or tossing them in a salad? Maybe adding them to bread or as a bread condiment would be good also.
Chia seed and walnuts get cooked into oatmeal. Almonds, cashews, etc., by the handful.
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