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  1. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Sleep eating, anyone?   
    It is possible that I did some sleep driving in my past. I can totally see how you want to get the full Whole30 effect since you are trying so hard when you are awake. I used a couple of tactics to prevent myself from getting lost in the woods and to prevent myself from getting to my car.
    I set windchimes above my door that I would set off if I walked through the door. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of leaving them on the door and I would walk around them during the day, so I learned to do that in my sleep.
    So, I set up a pyramid of empty aluminium cans that I would knock over. The hope was to wake myself or someone else with the noise.
    Another tactic might be to put up strings of bells over the shelves. Your hands would set off the bells, again to wake you or someone else to stop you.
    Finally, I have no idea if it is related, but are you hungry at night? I have heard that people increase their breakfast intake to reduce nighttime hunger and some increase fat, in general.
  2. julesjasin liked a post in a topic by Nico in What kinds of tea can I have?   
     
    My pants would not be so fancy if my extracts cost that much. 
  3. julesjasin liked a post in a topic by Nico in What kinds of tea can I have?   
    I found any kind of tea with ginger or made from fresh ginger to be essential in the first days.
    My husband loves his dirty chai so much that he got an espresso maker. I may suggest one when he returns from his business trip. What brand of chai do you guys have at home?
    We have found that Stash and Numi are safe, at least in the flavors we have purchased.
  4. PaleoInMalta liked a post in a topic by Nico in Sugar in Salt... REALLY?!?!   
    If sugar=sugar=sugar and we still eat fructose in limited amounts, a sprinkling of dextrose is not a complete failure. We want to limit sugars that come in otherwise nutritious foods and eliminate other sugars to teach our minds and bodies better habits. The biggest failure here is in not reading our labels and that can also be one of the best lessons.
    Other slips that expose us to things such as soy and dairy are more likely to ruin a Whole30, from what I have read from Moderator Robin. This is no reason to give up, but it is something to change going forward.
  5. Nico liked a post in a topic by Littlepeanut in w30 is curing my cancer   
    HI EVERYONE!!!!!!!! I' M ALIVE!
  6. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Day 8 -- Restaurant food and feel like crap   
    Aside from the marinade, there is a chance the grill had some sort of non-compliant oil.
     
    Do you happen to have any bone broth?  It is a good start for healing.
  7. praxisproject liked a post in a topic by Nico in Post Surgery Modifications   
    Here is a bone broth faq: http://whole9life.com/2013/12/whole9-bone-broth-faq/
     
    I keep mine frozen in ice cube trays and hardly cook anything without some.  I've been into pureed soups lately.  Bone broth, basil, mint and patty pan squash was the most recent with the squash and herbs from our garden.
  8. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Mad Greens   
    A friend invited me to lunch at Mad Greens.  They have a really amazing menu that allows one to select all of their allergens and preferences and it returns menus choices.
     
    So, I entered W30 restrictions and got a nice list.  I noticed that it excluded avocado even though I didn't.  That makes me wonder how well the little menu works.
     
    Our location is really loud, so conversations with the staff will be a challenge for me.  I'll probably call ahead, but I'm curious about the avocado and it's ingredients.  (I can choose olive oil or olives for my fat.)  Anyone care to take a look and chime in?
     
    My menu:
    http://gipsee.com/madgreens/restaurant/MenuPrint.aspx
     
    Avocado:
    http://gipsee.com/madgreens/restaurant/SubIng.aspx?id=29935&name=Avocado
  9. praxisproject liked a post in a topic by Nico in Post Surgery Modifications   
    Here is a bone broth faq: http://whole9life.com/2013/12/whole9-bone-broth-faq/
     
    I keep mine frozen in ice cube trays and hardly cook anything without some.  I've been into pureed soups lately.  Bone broth, basil, mint and patty pan squash was the most recent with the squash and herbs from our garden.
  10. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Snacks   
    Tell yourself you can.  Read the program rules again.  They are strong and motivating!  Remember your own motivation.  Remember what the book taught you.  Find your strength!
     
    Dates and fruits are not snack options.  They belong in food or beside meals.  If you need to plan snacks, plan mini-meals that look just like miniature versions of the meal template.  Have some protein, some veggies, and some fat.  Avoid sugars so that you can kick the sugar dragon faster.  Feeding the sugar dragon (even in the form of fruit) will fuel the fire of cravings and delay your adjustment to the program.
     
    If you are about to start and haven't already, sign up for the daily e-mails.  They can help you plan non-food responses to cravings, along with all kinds of other support.
  11. Nico liked a post in a topic by GFChris in Meals - how big is "big"?   
    Protein and fat looks good. Try increasing your vegetables at breakfast.  You want to get to the point where your meals satiate you for 4-5 hours.
  12. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Snacks   
    Tell yourself you can.  Read the program rules again.  They are strong and motivating!  Remember your own motivation.  Remember what the book taught you.  Find your strength!
     
    Dates and fruits are not snack options.  They belong in food or beside meals.  If you need to plan snacks, plan mini-meals that look just like miniature versions of the meal template.  Have some protein, some veggies, and some fat.  Avoid sugars so that you can kick the sugar dragon faster.  Feeding the sugar dragon (even in the form of fruit) will fuel the fire of cravings and delay your adjustment to the program.
     
    If you are about to start and haven't already, sign up for the daily e-mails.  They can help you plan non-food responses to cravings, along with all kinds of other support.
  13. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Snacks   
    Tell yourself you can.  Read the program rules again.  They are strong and motivating!  Remember your own motivation.  Remember what the book taught you.  Find your strength!
     
    Dates and fruits are not snack options.  They belong in food or beside meals.  If you need to plan snacks, plan mini-meals that look just like miniature versions of the meal template.  Have some protein, some veggies, and some fat.  Avoid sugars so that you can kick the sugar dragon faster.  Feeding the sugar dragon (even in the form of fruit) will fuel the fire of cravings and delay your adjustment to the program.
     
    If you are about to start and haven't already, sign up for the daily e-mails.  They can help you plan non-food responses to cravings, along with all kinds of other support.
  14. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by Nico in Snacks   
    Tell yourself you can.  Read the program rules again.  They are strong and motivating!  Remember your own motivation.  Remember what the book taught you.  Find your strength!
     
    Dates and fruits are not snack options.  They belong in food or beside meals.  If you need to plan snacks, plan mini-meals that look just like miniature versions of the meal template.  Have some protein, some veggies, and some fat.  Avoid sugars so that you can kick the sugar dragon faster.  Feeding the sugar dragon (even in the form of fruit) will fuel the fire of cravings and delay your adjustment to the program.
     
    If you are about to start and haven't already, sign up for the daily e-mails.  They can help you plan non-food responses to cravings, along with all kinds of other support.
  15. Nico liked a post in a topic by Tom Denham in Snacks   
    Eating leftovers from a previous meal is a good snack when you are hungry.
     
    Our culture has made a transition from eating three meals per day to eating snacks all the time. That is a very unhealthy move. The Whole30 is a time to reset. When you are eating appropriately at meals, you can honestly go 4-6 hours between meals comfortably. Needing to eat between meals is a sign that you have not been eating enough at meals.
     
    One note: We recommend pre- and post-workout meals when you engage in serious exercise. This means that on exercise days, you may eat 5 meals. 
     
    The meal planning template explains how much to eat: http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf
  16. Nico liked a post in a topic by wedegart45 in Snacks   
    You should be adjusting the size and components of your meals to leave you satisfied enough until the next meal without snacking.
     
    However, if you do need a snack, it is recommended to do something with protein and good fats, like turkey and avocado.
  17. Nico liked a post in a topic by yannaz in New to Whole30 Looking for Local Support   
    Hi all,
    My name is Ayanna and I just started the Whole30 yesterday. I have fought a losing battle with my weight for most of my life. Constantly yo-yo dieting which left me depressed and frustrated. 7 years ago I had a health scare and without realizing it, I was following the Whole30 plan. I never felt so energized, healthy and happy. I'm done with the fad diets and protein shakes, I need to get back to the basics. Day one was pretty easy, but with my work and travel schedule I can see every day is going to be struggle. If there is anyone in the Milwaukee area looking for a support buddy or workout partner I'm game.
  18. Nico liked a post in a topic by Tom Denham in Brine Recipe?   
    I could just make one up for you.... 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 cup of apple juice, water sufficient to cover whatever you are brining. Add more salt for every 10 pounds over 5 pounds of bird you are brining. Soak for 4 hours. If you are brining overnight, reduce the salt a bit.
  19. ultrarunnergirl liked a post in a topic by Nico in Sweet Potatoes as Vegetables   
    I hear people talking about sweet potatoes in servings and in actual, whole, sweet potatoes.  I have no idea what this means given that a "serving" isn't well-defined on Whole30 (would it be the rest of the plate?) and that sweet potatoes really vary in size and I only see the ones in my stores.
     
    I generally have a starchy veggie with meal one and I sometimes have one with another meal.  I would say I have less than a half cup at anytime.  My husband and I always share a whole sweet potato and spread it out over a couple of days, unless we are at a restaurant and the whole sweet potato is on side.  In that case, we split to veggie sides with one being sweet potato.
     
    In addition to the starchy veggie, I try to have something leafy like kale or spinach, and something colorful like tomato, peppers, or zucchini, and I often have mushrooms.
     
    There was a time when I used the Whole30 shopping list to count veggies.  The last time we did the count, we had 21 out of 48 of the veggies listed and 15 of them were the best choices.  Variety keeps me happy and healthy, but I am learning to balance that with simplicity for less time in the kitchen.
  20. Nico liked a post in a topic by Ginsky in Veggies - How do you do it?   
    I used to have a lot of loss but it was actually doing the whole30 that helped me overcome that once and for all.  When i do feel like I have more veggies than I'm going to manage in time I toss them all into a pot and make a big batch of veggie soup.  I'm a big fan of soups so that's what works for me since I'll eat soup 3x a day all week long if it's available.  Usually though, just prepping my veggies in advance assembly line style after shopping makes it easy to use them all up in a timely fashion. 
  21. spiffytj liked a post in a topic by Nico in Chipotle?   
    I sent some feedback to Chipotle and received this message which I find troubling. It appears as though there is soy, even in the carnitas. Looks as though this may be regional. And, you can see that the oils they are choosing to switch to don't appear to by much better.
    "We also appreciate your concern with regards to the oil used in our restaurants. We know that there is plenty of room for improvement and are always looking for ways to make our food better. You may be happy to hear that we are moving in this direction. However, these sorts of changes are difficult to make overnight. While all of our restaurants are using a non-GMO sunflower oil for frying our chips and taco shells, soy oil is still used in many of our restaurants for cooking. We have also switched over to using a non-GMO rice bran oil in Manhattan (and soon some of the neighboring areas) for all other ingredients, aside from the tortillas. There is still a trace amount of soy oil in the Carnitas and Barbacoa in this area though, and we are working to find a solution for this. We are hopeful that all of the soy oil in our restaurants will be replaced with these non-GMO options, but it could take some time to completely make this switch. We definitely appreciate your concern and we hope to have your support as we work towards getting non-GMO oils in all of our restaurants."
  22. MissyG liked a post in a topic by Nico in Help, I can't find a sausage that doesn't have some sort of sugar in it!   
    Applegate Farms has a few, but I never find all of them at the same store.  My favorite are the chicken apple sausages.  They also have little smokies.  (Their compliant deli meat is usually behind the deli counter, if you are also looking for that.)
     
    Some people buy Aidell's chicken apple sausages.  I have seen them in stores and at costco.
     
    We also buy Causual Gourmet chicken and red pepper sausages at Costco.  I like to fry them with sausages, peppers, mushrooms, and spinach, or eat them with yellow mustard.
     
    In Colorado, many of the Boulder sausages are OK.  I have found other local chorizo, german, and italian.  Breakfast almost always has sugar.
     
    I have created my own breakfast sausage spice recipe for ground patties if I want that true breakfast flavor.
  23. Nico liked a post in a topic by wendelina in Chai Tea Latte - how to make it myself   
    I haven't tried this (I like chai tea "as is") but you could maybe try coconut milk instead of the milk ... so basically chai tea with coconut milk instead of chai tea with milk and sweeteners.
     
    But it might be better to just find some other drink entirely that you can enjoy, that doesn't have the SWYPO effect of missing the other kind?
  24. MissyG liked a post in a topic by Nico in Help, I can't find a sausage that doesn't have some sort of sugar in it!   
    Applegate Farms has a few, but I never find all of them at the same store.  My favorite are the chicken apple sausages.  They also have little smokies.  (Their compliant deli meat is usually behind the deli counter, if you are also looking for that.)
     
    Some people buy Aidell's chicken apple sausages.  I have seen them in stores and at costco.
     
    We also buy Causual Gourmet chicken and red pepper sausages at Costco.  I like to fry them with sausages, peppers, mushrooms, and spinach, or eat them with yellow mustard.
     
    In Colorado, many of the Boulder sausages are OK.  I have found other local chorizo, german, and italian.  Breakfast almost always has sugar.
     
    I have created my own breakfast sausage spice recipe for ground patties if I want that true breakfast flavor.
  25. Nico liked a post in a topic by jump4life in Help needed for blood sugar issue with workout Day 14 (Day 0))   
    praxisproject -  I agree!   I just did a strength workout last night for the first time since I crashed and it was great!  My long bike ride this weekend didn't feel as great (a bit of a low energy dip afterward).  And I am skipping my elliptical workouts this week just to give my body more adjusting time. 
     
     
    Brewer5-   success last night!   I fueled steady all day and went into my 4:00 workout with no carbs on board.  It felt so good!   I don't know if I could have gone all day, but definitely went strong for the whole session!   I also like the way I felt mentally-  clear and ready to take on new challenges in the WO.  My trainer noticed too and threw in an interesting exercises that would typically scare me -  a modified body hang, prone,  squat thing that really made me have to trust my grip strength.  I see a higher box jump in my future!! 
     
     
    physibeth-  I did the egg whites and sweet potato immediately after my workout- I wasnt really hungry but I did it!  About 60 min later I was actually super hungry and able to eat a whole meal 3.    It really surprised me and I was upbeat and happy all night.   I guess it will take a few more workouts to  tell if I am really replenishing my glycogen stores but I am sold on this plan!    And I am posting a log this time through in case I run into more trouble.  http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/21201-jump4lifes-whole30-log-15/
     
     
    Thanks again to all of you for the advise!