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  1. SweetEnough liked a post in a topic by missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, so if we are sharing....picked up this lovely jar tonight, now to be patient and wait a week so my batches can be properly staggered (oolong batch started yesterday, cherry/ginger and strawberry/lime on second ferment). Cat for scale.
     

  2. LLavender liked a post in a topic by missmary in Severe Lactose Intolerance post Whole-30   
    The sensitivity isn't new. Here's how it works: you continued to eat dairy day after day, week after week. You were sensitive to it, but your body developed a thick mucosal lining in your stomach and intestines to protect you from it. Your system was irritated and inflamed, but symptoms were less dramatic and more constant so you didn't notice them. When you stopped eating dairy, your body shed that mucous and inflammation, and you got used to feeling subtly better, so effects from dairy were much stronger when reintroduced. This is exactly why we do this 30-day elimination. You now know that you have a strong sensitivity to dairy, so you can avoid it and feel good. Awesome!
  3. Joslyn liked a post in a topic by missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hello kombucha friends! I made my first scoby from GT's plain and it worked just fine. BUT if yours doesn't work, kb, I'm happy to share . Oh and for the record: fav flavor so far is blueberry/lemon/ginger...although blackberry/lemon was pretty awesome.
  4. LadyLisbette liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
  5. Ginsky liked a post in a topic by missmary in Chicken broth/stock vs. bone broth   
    Sorry, slw600 but it's not just semantics. To make bone broth, the bones need to be cooked low and slow for a long time...usually with some vinegar (just a little, like 1/4 cup per stock pot) to help draw out minerals. Typical chicken and beef stock that you can purchase is most likely NOT bone broth. Commercially produced stuff won't have the mineral content, so it won't have the health benefits.
  6. Steph the Desert Rat liked a post in a topic by missmary in Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise   
    I can't offer advices on managing diabetes, for sure, but I did want to chime in here and say that the whole30 is NOT a "low-carb" diet. If you know you do better with more carbs, include more approved carbs; veggies in general, but especially starchy ones: sweet potato, winter squash, carrot, beets, plantain, etc.
     
    The general workout nutrition recommendation is for protein and fat beforehand, and protein and starchy carbs afterwards--could be worth a try to see if it works for you?
  7. Bellmaestra liked a post in a topic by missmary in Need Help with Vegetables- A Picky Eater   
    I make this comment often, but nobody has said this on this thread, so I will put it out there one more time: being a picky eater is a choice. Choose not to be picky. Stop telling yourself you are picky. Start being curious about the flavor of vegetables and give yourself a chance to taste them without advance judgment. This is a mental shift and it is so so worth it.
     
    Also, keep in mind that your tastes will change as you get older and especially after you have been doing the whole30 for a while. Veggies will start to taste sweeter and more flavorful. Give it time and keep trying them.
  8. Bellmaestra liked a post in a topic by missmary in Need Help with Vegetables- A Picky Eater   
    I make this comment often, but nobody has said this on this thread, so I will put it out there one more time: being a picky eater is a choice. Choose not to be picky. Stop telling yourself you are picky. Start being curious about the flavor of vegetables and give yourself a chance to taste them without advance judgment. This is a mental shift and it is so so worth it.
     
    Also, keep in mind that your tastes will change as you get older and especially after you have been doing the whole30 for a while. Veggies will start to taste sweeter and more flavorful. Give it time and keep trying them.
  9. LadyLisbette liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
  10. LisaZ liked a post in a topic by missmary in Bad Breath/Taste   
    Its unlikely that you are in ketosis if you are eating veggies. One possible culprit is heavy metal detox. This will happen through your teeth/mouth and yes, it does go away after a while (although for now be happy the heavy metals are exiting your system!). One thing that really helps is oil pulling. I know, it sounds weird, but do this: take a spoonful of coconut oil (not huge) and hold it in your mouth. Once it melts, start swishing it through your teeth and back and forth. Swish it around your mouth for a minute or so? I never could stand it for very long. When you are done, spit it into the trash (it will clog your sink) and rinse once more with water. The oil binds to any heavy metals in your mouth, and coconut oil in particular is antibacterial (meaning this should help even if this is something other than heavy metal detox), anyway, win win. worth a try?
    For the record, FYI: my teeth/mouth has never been healthier since I started the whole30, like noticed by my hygenist healthier, so there is hope.
  11. gabby15 liked a post in a topic by missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've done it by getting fresh ginger juice from the juice bar at the co-op but sometimes I cheat a little bit (don't tell the whole30 police!) and use prepackaged ginger/lemon/honey stuff (ginger soother from ginger people). One small bottle split evenly over about 2 gallons of kombucha. Add in whatever berries. Close it up tight and leave it on the counter for up to a week before refrigerating. I used to do 48-hours for second ferment, but it really does get better around day 5 or so. From what I'm told, less air (fill to tippy top), more time, and more sugar during second ferment means bubbles might be possible? I never seem to get bubbles.
  12. marianned liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
     
    The recommendation for pre-workout is fat and protien, no carbs, so skip the banana at breakfast for sure. Post-workout you should have carbs and protein (no fat) so the sweet potato is fine, but add some real lean protein like chicken breast instead of an egg or almonds.
  13. marianned liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    The ideal approach would be to eat the post-WO immediately after your workout, with meal#1 coming soon after. For me that means eating some protein at the gym right after, then sauna/shower/dress/walk to work, then meal #1. For a long time I combined post-WO and meal #1, but that meant I didn't eat until about an hour postWO, not quick enough for the recommendations, so I'm trying it this way.
  14. LadyLisbette liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
  15. Kaleidoscope liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
     
    yup. better a starchy veg than a fruit, but praxis project is right: if you must have fruit post-WO, go for a banana. What you are looking for is less fructose/more glucose although (bananas are about half and half glucose/fructose, which is high glucose for a fruit), to be honest, the reasons are escaping me at the moment. It has to do with how the various forms of sugar are processed in the liver or not processed in the liver, as the case may be.
     
    EDIT. thank you pub med: we conclude that fructose is a poor nutritional precursor for rapid glycogen restoration in muscle after exercise, but that both glucose and fructose promote rapid accumulation of glycogen in the liver
     
    YES. because fructose has to go through the liver first, it doesn't get to the muscles as quickly as glucose so you don't recover as well. 
  16. Selcazare liked a post in a topic by missmary in Food Budget   
    I spend a lot on groceries, A LOT, but as long as I can make it work in my budget, I think this is a good thing: I'm lucky enough to have a little money to spend, so I would rather spend it on farmers growing those foods I want to have in my marketplace. Americans spend way too little on food, and you can tell by the quality of our food system. Time to invest in better quality.
  17. LadyLisbette liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
  18. Kaleidoscope liked a post in a topic by missmary in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    The meal template gives you slightly vague information on purpose. Do your best to estimate the palm-size and thumb-sizes. Make sure you have at least 1 cup of veggies, but more like 3 is better, especially if they are salad greens. After that, try to use your own hunger to guide you. If you are hungry between these meals you need more of something, likely more protein or fat but more vegetables is rarely a bad thing. good luck!
  19. LadyLisbette liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
  20. Kaleidoscope liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
     
    yup. better a starchy veg than a fruit, but praxis project is right: if you must have fruit post-WO, go for a banana. What you are looking for is less fructose/more glucose although (bananas are about half and half glucose/fructose, which is high glucose for a fruit), to be honest, the reasons are escaping me at the moment. It has to do with how the various forms of sugar are processed in the liver or not processed in the liver, as the case may be.
     
    EDIT. thank you pub med: we conclude that fructose is a poor nutritional precursor for rapid glycogen restoration in muscle after exercise, but that both glucose and fructose promote rapid accumulation of glycogen in the liver
     
    YES. because fructose has to go through the liver first, it doesn't get to the muscles as quickly as glucose so you don't recover as well. 
  21. LadyLisbette liked a post in a topic by missmary in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I'm posting again, since it seems there were a bunch of unanswered questions on this thread. 
     
    PRE-WORKOUT, you want a small portion of protein and fat. minimal carbs, because the goal here is just to signal to the body that it is ok to start burning fat, not give the body easy carbs that it will use instead. When you start to become more flexible in what energy you use for exercise (the body fat vs. carbs you just ate) you will find endurance and performance improve dramatically, even if you don't need to use fat/lose weight. This recommendation is for everyone.
     
    POST-WORKOUT, you want a larger portion (1/2 palm to a palm) of protein, and optionally something carby (and glucose filled), like sweet potato, and minimal fat. This is intended to restore muscle glycogen and build new tissue in the window right after your workout when muscles are primed and particularly receptive to taking it up. This helps recovery as well. As Tom mentioned, if you feel good with just protein, that's ok. Glycogen will get restored as the day goes on and you eat your meals, but some people feel A LOT better if they get a hit of carbs right then. Rule of thumb would be: if you are trying to lose weight and feel good without post-WO carbs, then skip them. If you are trying to maintain or gain weight/and or you need carbs post-WO to feel good, then eat those. Always eat the protein.
     
    oh and the reason for low fat postWO is to get these foods digested as quickly as possible. Fat slows digestion, which is usually good, but not in this case.
  22. cottagequeen liked a post in a topic by missmary in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    All good advice above. The thing that sticks out for me, though, is your size: you wear a small or extra small in clothes, but still feel you need to lose weight. Why? Do you hope to become an extra-extra small? why? I would do some hard thinking about goals here. If the idea of the number 150 seems "too high" to you, but you look great and have lots of energy weighing that amount, maybe that idea is the thing to shift, not the weight.
  23. michelle123 liked a post in a topic by missmary in Weight gain after whole 30   
    Ok, sorry folks but I'm going to bring out the tough love a little bit. Here is the reality: how you eat the majority of the time (over the course of years) is going to have the most impact on how healthy you are and how much you weigh. If you have a diet that supports inflammation and weight gain, you are going to be inflammed and gain weight. EVEN IF YOU TAKE A BREAK FOR 30 DAYS. one time.
     
    The whole30 works because it turns a light-bulb on for folks and teaches them how to eat long term. Some people choose to ignore that information and go back to how they were eating before. Those people will gain the weight back.
     
    What this means for me? I know if I were to have a starbucks muffin, I would start getting congested and have trouble breathing, I would sneeze constantly and crave sweets and sugar and bread for a day or two. It's not worth it to me. If I have a "gluten-free" muffin from my co-op, I'll just have the cravings. The starbucks muffin has not been worth it. I thought the co-op muffin was worth it, maybe once? and I knew I had to steel myself against cravings for the next day or two. But it wasn't really good enough, and I walk by usually without a second glance now. Starbucks in my town sells bananas. and unsweetened iced tea. and unsweetend iced espresso. The rest of that stuff is not food.
  24. j9bee liked a post in a topic by missmary in Day 15- Frustrated and Ready to Throw in the Towel   
    Your food looks fine, and I would encourage you to stay the course without trying to eliminate potatoes or sweet potatoes or nightshades in general. Try the whole30 for 30 days, and then, if you find you didn't get the results you want you could experiment with other things, based on known issues people have with certain foods (ie. body aches from nightshades. you didn't mention this kind of pain, so why eliminate them?). Do not worry. Stay the course.
     
    But then, there is this: 
     
    Please erase this thought from your mind because I can assure you you do not. You do not need to lose 40lbs for your wedding. Your fiancé loves you now. Your family and friends love you now and there is no portal a bride must fit through that you can not fit through now. Take care of your health, sure, be tender to yourself and feed yourself nutritious foods, and maybe a few pounds will leave, but feeling your best on your wedding day is an exercise in confidence not slenderness. Don't allow yourself to fall into that sort of trap. You are already good enough.
  25. CCLaymon liked a post in a topic by missmary in Will I ever get it? My eating plan is so broken   
    I'm sorry for your frustration, Citymom. In your post you talk a lot about failing to meet your own expectations, but not much about what you are actually doing and the consequences of those actions. Are you binging on sugar? Is it resulting in undesirable weight gain, body composition, mood or energy issues? Or is it just guilt or frustration for having these cravings?
     
    Everybody has to find their own post-whole30 balance. Personally, I can't do Tom's plan. I can't choose a random dessert out at a restaurant because it seems worth it. For me it has been important to put dairy, gluten and soy off the island permanently. It's funny, because my reaction to these foods is pretty mild in the short term, in small amounts. I could have some without severe health consequences, but I know if I made these foods "an option" at all, I would abuse it. It's better not to have to choose for all kinds of reasons: my resolve might be weaker at some moments than others, my friends and family wouldn't take my word for it on which occasions are "worth it"; they would push more than they do now since i never ever say yes. Also, I know once I have some of these foods it is SO MUCH HARDER to stop than if I never started in the first place. Is this you with sugar? Do you need to decide sugar, or some specific forms of sugar, are never an option? maybe.
     
    The hardest thing for me--and I'm still working on it three years into this thing--is to nourish by body completely and thoroughly with the good stuff. I have trouble eating enough to meet my energy needs, and then fill in the gaps with fruit or gluten-free muffins or whatever because my body needs more nourishment. I'm shortchanging myself carbs and my body is finding them. Do you do this too? I know if I eat the portions other people think are right and proper for a lady I will be ravenous, even if the food I am eating is 100% whole30 compliant. I have started telling people I don't appreciate their comments on my portions, but I still only bring two eggs with my breakfast because I can't stand the inevitable commentary if I bring three or four. I can handle the jokes about eating vegetables alongside, but my lady-brain recoils at the suggestion that I am eating too much.
     
    What does this have to do with you and your question? Possibly not very much, but suffice it to say: this is a process and it isn't easy. Don't beat yourself up. Be proud that you are still trying. Start looking for ways to make it work better for you. For me personally, it has meant making a special effort to get more starchy carb into my meals (even to the extent of adding some white rice to meal #3 on some days), and serving myself larger portions of protein and veg than ever before, regardless of the comments. I've been practicing my stink eye instead.