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We just finished our first Whole30, and I have to tell you, it was a pretty great experience all around-even with being sick for a week at the end. I found some amazing foods that I had no idea would become favorites, like my egg cups, Egg Foo Young (I’m an egg addict, apparently), and Chicken Hash.

 

whole30 meals

I’m not saying that it was super easy, and because of having a wicked sore throat (which turned out to be a combination of strep and another virus), I wasn’t 100% compliant for about 5 days. I had some fruit popsicles that hubby bought, and they had added sugar. 

Not the best thing, but when you start bawling because swallowing is painful, you get a little desperate. Moving on. Overall, we’re going to call it successful. And as a family, we’ve enjoyed our Whole30 so much that we’ve decided to adopt a paleo diet.

Yes, I Lost Weight

 

Part of the Whole30 is giving up your scale for the 30 day period. I wasn’t sure if I could make it the full 30 days….

But I did. And you can bet your butt that on day 31 I hopped on that scale in nothing but my birthday suit. And then I jumped off squealing.

And got back on…then went to get Ish to verify what I was seeing.

I lost 20 pounds. TWENTY.POUNDS. In 30 days. That’s insane.

You see why I needed verification? Now remember that the point of the Whole30 is not to lose weight. It’s to detox your body and figure out what’s causing issues. Losing weight is just a really great side effect.

Other great benefits that I noticed were increased energy, better sleep, improved mood (no yelling!), and I actually wanted to try HIIT, which I ended up loving and adding into my current routine.

Overall, it was a great 30 days. And if you’re considering the Whole30 challenge, I just have two words:

DO.IT. 

You can thank me later.

 

Make Your First Whole30 Easier

 

I really do want to make your first Whole30 easier. When I decided that I was going to jump in last month, I did a lot of reading, and found that while there were some helpful tips out there, most of them weren’t applicable to me or my family…or they would have been insanely expensive.

I didn’t feel right about tossing out food, but a lot of what was in the house (grains, legumes, etc.) are not Whole30 compliant, which leads me to my first piece of advice.

 

Are you looking to start your Whole30? Use these 6 tips that got me through and ROCK your Whole30!

 

Start Slow

 

Likely, you’re doing some research, reading It Starts With Food, or possibly Whole30. Honestly, I recommend reading both (or skimming one and truly reading the other). So, I assume that you’re not just this very moment deciding to jump on the Whole30 bandwagon (and if you are, I’m not going to discourage you).

I found it very beneficial to take the month leading up to our Whole30 and clean house, so to speak. I stopped buying dairy products (cheese, yogurt, sour cream), legumes (including peanut butter), and other non-compliant items that I knew I normally stocked in the house.

But then, I’m a planner…and I have not one, but two pantries. Be very jealous. It’s pretty awesome, and one of the reasons that we chose this house. Because I have amazing kitchen storage, I use one pantry for the items that are smaller, or glass jars where I keep smaller amounts of items I tend to buy in bulk (like baking soda).

 

Donate Non Compliant Foods

 

As I stopped purchasing things that we shouldn’t be eating on the Whole30, I found that I was saving a ton on groceries. I was determined to use as much of what we had as I could. But because I stock up when things are on sale, I had a lot of items that just needed to find a new home.

So Smalls and I packed up some TJ’s bags with cans of beans, bags of rice, and organic fruit snacks. Then we headed over to the local food bank. It feels good to help others, and it got the “bad” stuff out of my house.

This was helpful for me personally because if it’s not in the house, I can’t eat it.

 

Shop From A List

 

When you’re starting, it’s true that the first day…or two are easy. And then you just want a freaking donut and will kill someone to get it. Or in my case a kolache. I really, really wanted a kolache. My only saving grace? I’d shopped and purchased all of our food on Sunday (we started on a Monday).

I normally make a grocery list, but often I’ll run across something that looks good on a whim. I vowed that with this Whole30 challenge I would stick to my list. And it made shopping not only faster, but it forced me to really think about what we’d be eating for the week.

I build my list as I plan my menu for the week, using a great Whole30 printable from Melissa and Dallas’ site, whole30.com:

 

Whole30 Grocery List

It was a bit of a learning curve to learn that not all paleo recipes are Whole30 compliant. Hence the list. It helped me a whole lot.

Print it out, tape it to your fridge, and refer to it often (you can also use this list when you’re doing your clean out!). When I made my shopping list, I’d jot down the required ingredients, and then check the list (again), just to be safe.

Once I got to the store, it was easy-peasy, because I vowed to only buy what I needed. I found that because I was only buying on plan, I was actually saving money on groceries.

Money Saving Tip: You don’t have to buy only fresh fruits and veggies. Okay, you should probably buy fresh fruit, since smoothies aren’t recommended, but save yourself some money and buy frozen veggies if they’re cheaper. You’re going to cook them anyway (in most cases). Most of the veggies that I serve for dinner are frozen, and I just use my steamer to cook them. They’re delicious, and may actually have more nutrition than off-season veggies in your grocery store.

Most sites hinted that I should stock up or save ahead because of the expense, but I just didn’t find that I was spending a ton. Rather, I came in under our weekly grocery budget all month long.

I did use my Thrive Market membership to purchase a few staples that I wasn’t able to find locally like coconut aminos, Paleo mayo, Lard, and Ghee. Their prices are cheaper than Amazon, and shipping was nearly as fast (and it’s free!). 

Use Whole30 or Paleo Cookbooks

 

Yes, the internet is a great resource, but when I’m cooking, I still like to have a cookbook (most of the time). Looking at the yummy photos helps me to decide on recipes, and Smalls loves to help choose our meals for the week.

Yes, we could surf the web and look, but realistically, having a book is just So.Much.Easier. Here are the ones that I reached for most during our challenge:

In my humble opinion, it’s not worth stressing yourself out trying to turn your standard recipes into Whole30 recipes.

 

Prep Is Your Friend

 

For the love, please, please save yourself a headache and prep. You don’t have to do a lot, but doing simple things will make your first week better:

  • hard boil some eggs,
  • make your egg cups,
  • portion out your lunches,
  • peel and slice your veggies,
  • chop up your onions and peppers

It takes me less than 2 hours to prep on Sundays and it saves me so much time during the week. Plus, having my breakfasts and lunches prepared leaves no room for excuses. It’s already done, I just have to heat it up or put it on a plate. And Ish had no problem grabbing his meals on his way to work.

This also eliminates any excuses you may find for eating out…because let’s face it: there aren’t a lot (if any) Whole30 compliant restaurants.

 

finished-the-w30-IG-300x300DO NOT Skip Reintroduction

 

The whole point of doing a Whole30 is to eliminate all of the potential irritants from your diet. Then you slowly, deliberately reintroduce them. If you plan to just resume eating the way you were pre-Whole30, then you may as well not even start. 

Reintroduction is actually the second step to the Whole30 challenge that people seem to miss. This is the point where you take your hard work over the previous 30 days, and then slowly (yes, slowly) add in those foods that you eliminated and see how your body handles it.

As I sit here typing, I’ve only reintroduced non-gluten grains and dairy. The recommendation is that you introduce an eliminated food group, then go back on plan for 2 days afterward and see how your body handles it.

I think this is super, super smart. And in my case, I did fine with non-gluten grains, but dairy…let’s just say I won’t be eating it much anymore.

I’m sure that I’ll try some legumes next week, but I’m taking it slow after the dairy debacle.

So. If you’re on the fence, pick a side and jump. The Whole30 will change your life. It’s a great way to learn about your body and kick some really, really bad habits (ones I didn’t even know I had!).

Here are my tips again, just to make sure that you caught them: 

  • Make small changes leading up to your Whole30 start date
  • Donate the “bad” stuff to a food pantry before you start.
  • Tape the Whole30 “approved foods” list to your fridge.
  • Invest in a few Paleo cookbooks and use them.
  • Prep breakfast and lunch ahead of time.
  • Don’t skip reintroduction. Just don’t.

Have you braved the Whole30? Tell me about your experience below!

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Some days, this is exactly what my exercise regime has consisted of.

The Crunchy MommyAfter I had my oldest daughter, like most women, I wanted to lose weight. Instead of having a weight goal, I decided I wanted to become a runner. I grew up as a competitive swimmer and running was the one thing that I couldn’t do.

We would have to run prior to our first practice of the day and I would always be the last one to get to practice because I just couldn’t run. I always felt defeated even before I got to practice, which naturally didn’t make for an awesome practice.

As an unexpected single mother, I was already feeling defeated and couldn’t afford to delve any deeper into the feelings of defeat so I set out to conquer one of the things that had been hardest for me.

running for weight loss

I Started Out With Walking

 

My roommate, who was also a single mother, and I would walk to the park to take our girls to play. The walk was 1.5 miles there, so it totalled 3 miles. One day, she suggested that we jog a little bit. And we did. This is what started it for me.

During this time I was going through a lot. Being a single mother raising a little girl on one income while trying to figure out how to function in the world was hard. I was sad and overwhelmed a lot. But I couldn’t afford to breakdown because I had my baby.

Every morning I would wake up and I would do a walk/jog to the park. During this time I would turn my music on loudly and sweat out my fears, my stress, my doubts. It felt like I was crying but I wasn’t.

I was making my fat cry while I dealt with my stresses in a healthy way. My daughter’s God-mother’s husband became my running husband. He held me accountable to my morning runs. We would do races together.

running for weight loss…Then I did A Half-Marathon

 

My running husband called me and said we were registering for a half-marathon. Up until that moment when I googled how many miles it was, I had no clue how many miles that was.

13.1.

Thirteen point one miles.

I thought he was insane but I registered for it and got my older brother to register too. And then I trained. I was a running fool.

I would use one of the many apps to plan out my runs and then I would do them. It was like clockwork. I would eat, sleep, run. I would bring my baby with me. I did 9 miles with her in the jogging stroller.

I loved that I was showing her what consistency and discipline looked like.

It was during this time that I began to cross-train with poling.

 running

Ring Around the Pole

 

After taking my first pole fitness class, I had a new respect for women who do this every day! The next day I woke up with parts of my body that I didn’t know existed sore and bruises all up and over my legs. I took a total of 3 12-week pole series classes.

I learned how to climb the pole and do multiple tricks. My back, chest, and shoulders had never looked better. I was consistently surprised at the different things that my body was capable of doing. I gained more strength in my pole classes than I could have in a gym. AND I did it while feeling sexy!

Sooner or later I looked down at the scale and it read that I was 60lbs lighter. Now a husband and another baby later I need to get the discipline I had before.

I miss running and poling. The best thing about being able to do both of those things is that in the highly unlikely event of a zombie apocalypse, I would have been in a good position!

 

The Crunchy MommyAaronica Cole (aka The Crunchy Mommy) is a mom of 2 little girls and wife to the most amazing husband in the world. Once addicted to fitness, she’s learning to find her way back balancing a new baby and responsibilities as a mompreneur. You can catch her daily at www.thecrunchymommy.com.

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Since I started my Whole30, I’ve come to LOVE egg cups.

I’ve been testing out different recipes, and have come to the conclusion that I much prefer par-cooking my bacon. You can definitely go ahead and use raw bacon, but be aware that you’ll need to put your breakfast in the oven to finish the cooking process while they warm…unless you like very, very undercooked bacon.

I do not.

Most of these recipes require the use of par-cooked bacon. To par cook your bacon, I prefer to use the oven method, using 1 slice of bacon per egg cup (usually this equates to 12 slices in my house).

I pull the bacon out after 10 minutes, just when it’s starting to look cooked. It will crisp up when you bake your egg cups. The basis is super simple: eggs, bacon, and veggies…and there are so many delicious combinations!

So you're looking for a quick and easy way to get a healthy breakfast on the table? Try these 4 options for Paleo-friendly egg cups!

Basic Paleo Egg Cupsbasic omelette cups

 

  • 9 eggs
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped or cut with herb scissors
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 12 slices par-cooked bacon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

While your oven is heating, grease a 12-cup muffin tin with either lard or coconut oil. Seriously. Grease it up. Line each muffin cup with one slice of your par-cooked bacon, pressing it into the sides (the oil should help it stick).

Wash your hands.

Whip your eggs either with an immersion blender or a whisk, add in salt, pepper, and your scallions, stir to combine. Pour the egg mix into the cups 1/4 cup at a time.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool, then use tongs to remove the egg cups from their baking vessel. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a week. To reheat, you can microwave, though I prefer my toaster oven to help re-crisp the bacon.

“Spanish” Omelette Paleo Egg Cupsmexi-omelette cups

 

  • 9 eggs
  • 1/4 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • small can sliced black olives, drained
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

While your oven is heating, grease a 12-cup muffin tin with either lard or coconut oil.

Wash your hands.

Whip your eggs either with an immersion blender or a whisk, add in salt, pepper, bacon, and your veggies, stir to combine. Pour the egg mix into the cups 1/4 cup at a time.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool, then use tongs to remove the egg cups from their baking vessel. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a week. To reheat, you can microwave for a minute or pop them in your toaster oven for 5-10.

Asparagus And Bacon Omelette Paleo Egg Cupsasparagus omelette cups

 

  • 9 eggs
  • 5-6 stalks asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

While your oven is heating, grease a 12-cup muffin tin with either lard or coconut oil.

Wash your hands.

Whip your eggs either with an immersion blender or a whisk, add in salt, pepper, bacon, and your veggies, stir to combine. Pour the egg mix into the cups 1/4 cup at a time.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool, then use tongs to remove the egg cups from their baking vessel. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a week. To reheat, you can microwave for about a minute, or use your toaster oven for a quick 5-10 minutes.

Frittata Paleo Egg CupsFrittata cups

 

  • 9 eggs
  • 1/4 block frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2 green onions, sliced with herb scissors
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 slices par-cooked bacon, chopped

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

While your oven is heating, grease a 12-cup muffin tin with either lard or coconut oil. Line each muffin cup with one slice of your par-cooked bacon, pressing it into the sides (the oil should help it stick).

Wash your hands.

Whip your eggs either with an immersion blender or a whisk, add in salt, pepper, and your veggies, stir to combine. Pour the egg mix into the cups 1/4 cup at a time.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool, then use tongs to remove the egg cups from their baking vessel. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a week. To reheat, you can microwave, though I prefer my toaster oven to help re-crisp the bacon.

What’s your favorite egg cup recipe?

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Smalls absolutely loves LEGO®. Maybe more than he loves me. And that’s saying a lot. The kid always picks LEGO brick sets as prizes when he visits Texas Children’s Hematology Clinic after his poke and Pentamidine. I’m pretty sure that we have enough LEGO bricks to build a replica of NYC….

At least he comes by it naturally! My brothers and I used to play with LEGO bricks for hours upon hours. We built entire cities in our rooms. It was a fun time, and I am excited for my boys to carry on that tradition.

So when I heard about LEGO KidsFest Austin this summer (which, admittedly, is a bit of a drive, but one of my favorite cities!), I knew that I had to take him. Last year, he wasn’t able to celebrate his birthday beyond a few cupcakes. I want this year to be special.

From September 4-6, 2015, LEGO KidsFest will bring all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity-and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages, and builders of all skills and interests.

If you’ve never been to a LEGO exhibit, you’re seriously missing out. At LEGO KidsFest, there are quite literally three whole acres of LEGO themes:

  • LEGO Mindstorms
  • LEGO Movie
  • LEGO Disney Princess
  • The Mixels
  • LEGO Superheros

As if that weren’t enough, there are lots of things to DO, as well:

  • LEGO Model Museum (we got to see a version of this at the Henry Ford and it was AMAZING!)
  • Race Ramps
  • Creation Nation
  • Construction Zone
  • LEGO DUPLO®
  • The Big Brick Pile
  • LEGO Ninjago

LEGO KidsFest Austin is going to be hosted at the Austin Convention Center, which is a great space:

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street 
Austin, TX 78701-4121

Looking for something fun to do before school starts? Enter to win 2 free tickets to LEGO KidsFest Austin for the opening night from BreaGettingFit!

Want to join me? 

Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $19.50 for kids, but one of MY readers will win two (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, April 17, 2015 (4-8:30pm).

I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities.

Must be 18 to enter, one (1) entry per day allowed.

The winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Thurs, July 23 and announced here on my Blog (and notified via email):

ENTER TO WIN LEGO KidsFest Austin TICKETS HERE

 

If you want to go to this event, please, please get your tickets now. This event has sold out in previous cities because it’s awesome. What kid doesn’t love LEGO? And you’ll have a ball with all of the awesome exhibits, build opportunities, and attractions.

This is definitely something you won’t want to miss, so buy your tickets now before they’re gone.

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I’m feeling slightly sentimental since The Baby’s first birthday. Yup. He’s not a baby anymore….

So rather than cry about it (I’ve done enough of that this month!), I figured I’d reminisce. Because…well, he’s my last baby! *sniff*

I have had a lot of moms ask me about starting solids, and many are surprised to find that we chose to use something called baby led weaning. 

In the spirit of transparency, I did make purees for Smalls at first…but I found that he really wanted to feed himself, so we took a break and I discovered baby led weaning. It was an amazing experience-and so much better than our experience with purees.

Now, I’m not a nurse, nor am I a doctor. However, I have successfully kept both of my children alive though their first foods experiences. 

But they were also very, very different. According to the experts, babies should be exclusively breast (or formula) fed for the first 6 months.

This is not a suggestion, y’all. There’s actual science to back this up. Up until about month 6, your baby has what is called an “open gut”…which means that your baby’s digestive system allows all kinds of things into the bloodstream…good and bad. This also means that you need to be aware of what your baby is consuming, and limit it to breastmilk or formula. Especially since there’s some research to indicate that early introduction of solids can lead to a predisposition to food allergies. Not good. Okay. Getting off my soapbox now. 

Is your baby ready to start solids? If so, consider baby led weaning. It's safe, fun, and your baby gets to experience real food right away!

 

Let’s Talk About Baby Led Weaning

 

When you think of baby food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it all those jars and pouches that you see lining the “baby food” grocery aisle? Or maybe it involves steaming everything to death and then blending until it’s at a “breastmilk” consistency.

For us, baby food look just like, well, food. That’s right. My kids (who do eat pouches and purees occasionally once they’ve got the hang of things-much safer for in the car than apple slices in my opinion!). Moving on.

So.

When can you start baby led weaning with your baby?

In my experience (and research also supports this), babies will be ready to attempt to eat some solids sometime between months 6 and 8, though there are some babies who truly are not ready for solids until much later, which is okay, too. BLW first foods

Smalls wasn’t ready for solids until 8 months, which The Baby started at 6 months because he had been trying to grab food off my plate for months at that point. In order to determine if your baby is able to safely eat solid foods, please make sure that your baby can

  • Sit well unassisted (this means no support, y’all).
  • Chew (yes, I’m stating the obvious).
  • Keep food in their mouth without thrusting it out (the tongue thrust reflex).
  • Use their pincer grasp to pick things up.
  • Reach for food at meal times (or he may try to feed himself…).

If your baby meets all of these milestones, and is over 6 months, then you may want to consider baby led weaning. You can download a list of good first food choices here.

 

Baby Led Weaning is NOT The Same As Feeding Your Baby

boon flair high chair

The whole point is to let your baby feed themselves:

  1. Make sure that you have an appropriate high chair (we absolutely love, love, love our Boon Flair. I got it when Smalls was a baby, and we are STILL using it. It’s super easy to clean, cute, and very adjustable.) where your baby is upright and has a tray that is secure.
  2. Place your baby’s food chunks on the tray.
  3. Let your baby feed himself.

One of the most surprising things for me was the fact that it sounded like Smalls was choking (remember, choking is SILENT). He wasn’t. So here’s what I learned from that adventure: your baby is going to make some gagging sounds. It’s just part of it. They’re learning a new skill, and it feels weird to have FOOD in their mouth. It’s not liquid.

Even though it sounds scary, it’s really okay. Resist the urge to pay your baby on their back or swipe their mouth. A strong cough (that gagging sound?) is actually your baby’s body naturally trying to push the blockage out of the way.

If your baby is choking, that’s a whole different story. Please be safe and use your brain. 

The signs of choking are:

  • Bluish skin color
  • Difficulty breathing – ribs and chest pull inward
  • Loss of consciousness if blockage is not cleared
  • Inability to cry or make much sound
  • Weak, ineffective coughing
  • Soft or high-pitched sounds while inhaling

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With that out of the way…when you start solids with your baby, have fun! It’s about introducing lots of nutritious foods. Your baby doesn’t need solids until after they turn one. You’ve probably even heard the phrase “food for fun until you’re one.”

No?

Just me?

Okay.

Now, with Smalls, it really was just about exploration. He absolutely hated peas, beans, and watermelon. The Baby is more adventurous, and will actually steal veggies (and bacon) off my plate.

baby led weaningOnce your baby has mastered larger chunks of food (and has a few more teeth), you can start feeding them a wider variety of things. My boys absolutely went gaga for scrambled eggs and bacon (still do!), egg muffins, chicken, beef, ham, berries, frozen blueberries, pancakes and muffins (homemade of course).

By a year, both of the boys were eating the same meals as myself and Ish. It just makes things so much easier. I hate being a short order cook. 

Now, like I said before, you need to use some common sense:

Don’t feed your baby raw foods that could cause potential choking hazards (think carrots)-it’s really not hard to steam or sauté them. Don’t feed your baby honey (because, botulism) or peanuts (choking hazard). Berries, grapes, tomatoes, basically anything spherical isn’t recommended either because they may present a choking hazard. You don’t need to season the fruits and veggies you give your baby-their little palate is very sensitive.

When I gave The Baby berries before he got a good handle on properly chewing his food, I used a silicone feeder so that he could still feed himself and enjoy them, though you don’t need any special equipment to practice baby led weaning.

Maybe some pans for roasting and cooking hard veggies. But nothing you don’t already have in the house.

 

Why Baby Led?

 

Well, the whole point of weaning is to have your baby transition from breast or bottle to “regular” food, right? This is where things really become baby led. As your baby learns to eat more foods, you may find that they begin refusing milk, which is okay…that’s what you want.

Smalls didn’t wean until 24 months, but he only wanted to nurse at night. The Baby is down to only 4 feedings a day at a year old. He eats more than me at mealtimes and loves every second of it. 

Every baby will self-wean at their own pace, so try not to stress about it.

Oh-one more thing-I freaked out the first time that Smalls went on a “hunger strike”. I called the emergency nurse hotline, the ER, and his pediatrician. New mom move. And it’s okay. But you know what? It’s totally normal. He refused to eat most of the food I put in front of him…all of which had been his favorite.

What the nurse who (kindly) called me back on a Saturday explained was that because he was feeding himself, he could choose what he wanted and needed. So he may be eating muffins by the bucket load one day, and refuse them the next. She reminded me the importance of consistently offering a variety of foods, which I still do.

So. Enough about me. Let’s talk about you:

Did you try baby led weaning? Are you going to?

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