kayell

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kayell last won the day on July 13 2012

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  1. Add guacamole and some chopped red onion.
  2. Pulled pork or eggs most commonly, but I like it with lots of things. Tuna straight out of the can with kimchi or one of the spicier krauts is great. Heating fermented foods kills off the beneficial probiotic organisms, so I don't ever heat them.
  3. ....learn to love eating fermented vegetables, kraut, kimchi, salsa to the point where I can't go a day without some zingy fermented goodie along with my meal! ...eat mass quantities of veg at breakfast. ...be able to put together meals so fast. ...drink black coffee happily.
  4. I doubt the Bubbies Bread and Butter pickles are fermented like their dills. They have vinegar in them and are pasteurized. Neither is usually done with fermented pickles. Pasteurization kills off the organisms that ferment out sugars. Vinegar is not necessary in fermented pickles and I've never seen it used in a fermented foods recipe. That and the sweet flavor indicates that there is probably plenty of sugar in them.
  5. Although I have one now, I went several years without a microwave. I used one of those Chinese bamboo steamers on top of a skillet to reheat bowls of food quickly.
  6. It's going to depend a lot on what kinds of food you like. Do you enjoy spice, Mexican food, Thai? Do you prefer simple foods with minimal seasoning? What flavors do you enjoy now? Are you adventurous or a cautious eater? I'm a spice lover, so anything with enough garlic, ginger and hot peppers makes me happy. Others I know cringe at that. You might take a look at the resources at http://whole9life.com/resources/ under the heading Whole30 Food, Grocery Shopping and Recipes. Lots of photos on the recipe pages - see what looks appealing.
  7. Dutchie, I hear you that you're not interested in going to therapy again, but the problem is that you're kind of trying to use us as therapists. (In my opinion) And we're not. We can be a support group, but we're really not going to be much help with the really heavy stuff. Keep coming by, but try to hear what people are telling you. Long therapy can be rough. You might want to look into Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). It's more geared to getting you rapidly past specific problems, and doesn't focus on past issues, just on how to find solutions now. Cognitive behavior therapy is also more geared to results than towards the past. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- As far as your meals - my quick advise would be to stop counting tiny pieces of broccoli and plates of shredded lettuce. That leads to exactly what you're doing - eating a pile of sugar because you are hungry. Have a large piece of meat or fish, some fat, and a huge heap of veg. If you're still hungry, eat some more meat. Eat enough in meals at home that you aren't hungry and craving. Don't try to live on slivers. Then don't go to the restaurants.
  8. Checking in as a recovered vegetarian/vegan/raw-low-fat-vegan. It's been 3 years since I ate nothing but huge heaps of fruit, romaine lettuce, spinach and 1/3 of an avocado per day.
  9. Sriracha sauce The Oatmeal on sriracha sauce (not for the easily offended) http://theoatmeal.com/comics/sriracha "Sriracha, you are a delicious blessing flavored with the incandescent glow of a thousand dying suns. I love you."
  10. What is he eating? Does it include any higher carb starchy vegetables and fruits? Quantities? Has he tested after different meals? What did the ones before high readings include? Is he cheating? Run the meds issue past his doctor. With those meds and major change of eating pattern, he should be in contact with his doctor anyway for necessary adjustments.
  11. Heat exhaustion and dehydration can come with symptoms of chills and sweating. Important possibility to check into.
  12. I won't probably post anything in my log for these days, although I will stay on track with foods and ingredients. As you can imagine, the water problem [2" water in my basement] and accompanying chaos of workmen all over etc. etc. is totally wreaking havoc around here. To further complicate life, I'm getting on a plane at Dulles tomorrow early to go the New Mexico to see my new grandson, so all the packing etc that goes with that. I have food plans through tomorrow night to stay W30. I'll be starting a new W30 when I get back and really working on meal planning, size, timing, portions of meat/veg, relaxed atmosphere etc. This is an area I think I've been especially weak on. I don't know if I'll weigh or not before then, but going by lots of other things, I'm better off than 28 days ago. I didn't expect miracles in 30 days, and didn't get miracles but I've gained a lot of mood stability, healthier looking skin, firmer jaw line, better blood sugar and hunger control (much, much better). I'm stronger. Those are a big deal and they are progressive changes. I'm looking at this as a long term way of living change. See you all on August 4th.
  13. This really is delicious, but during a W30 you want to avoid paleofying foods. Especially avoid this if you have an ice cream habit. Wait til after the W30 and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
  14. Do an inside out sandwich with thin sliced meat on the outside/veg etc on the inside. Roll up tightly in wax paper, and peel back the paper as you eat. Cabbage leaves after wilting (very briefly) in boiling water make good flexible wraps. So do collard leaves. The collards are probably easiest, but harder to find this time of year. Egg crepes (no flour, just egg and a little water) make good wraps. Doubled nori sheets. The coconut based wraps that are on the W30 approved page.
  15. @Cindi Go to http://whole9life.com/resources/ Scroll down to Whole30 Food, Grocery Shopping and Recipes