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  1. SweetEnough liked a post in a topic by kirkor in When to add honey?   
    Sugar in its various forms is probably the least problematic thing you can reintro, since it mainly has a negative psychological component for people, as opposed to physiological like the other things we eliminate for the 30 days.  Especially if you're planning to use it in sauces or marinades.  It's when you start adding it your coconut milk ice cream & cacao nibs that it might be something to keep an eye on.
  2. alexamassie liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Doing My Homework   
    Trash that stuff; it isn't doing you any favors lurking in a closet.
  3. alexamassie liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Doing My Homework   
    Trash that stuff; it isn't doing you any favors lurking in a closet.
  4. kirkor liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Unexpected, Severe Side Effects of Eliminating Soda   
    No, it absolutely does not include drinking soda.  Come on!  There are ways to get sodium that don't involve Dr. Pepper... I"ve read further in the thread and note that the poster's doctor frowns on soda but please don't say things like this, it's confusing for people... there is nothing in the world that would make a doctor prescribe soda and if they did, they should have their licence revoked.
  5. kirkor liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Supplements Whole30 Compliant   
    Why should people not be encouraged to do their own research?  Why do you feel that someone should come to the forum and say 'I don't want to learn about this, look it up for me' and then have a volunteer do the same research the participant is fully capable of?
     
  6. kirkor liked a post in a topic by scoakley13 in Supplements Whole30 Compliant   
    I may be banned after this but that's a risk I'm willing to take:
    I joined this forum over a month ago when I first started Whole30 so that I could get quick answers to questions without having to pull out my book. I haven't posted anything because I've been able to find everything I need by searching the forum and google. I will say that 75% of the people that are active on this forum couldn't find their way out of a paper bag. "Can we have corn?" No, it's in the book. "Is this processed jug of liquid compliant (even though it clearly states cane sugar on the label that I attached a picture of)?" No, it has sugar, which is clearly stated on the label that you attached a picture of. "I didn't lose any weight. I only cheated 8 times. I'm sad." It's not for weight loss. "I'm going to quit this diet because you're mean to me." You're an idiot (I also think you're the "oversensitive" poster who threatened to quit the "diet" when SugarcubeOD moved your non-Whole30 Whole30 log to another section but that's just me being hopeful that there's not two of you). 
    These moderators are saints. I would be cussing people left and right (I've actually done it in my head a few times). So, to the moderators - you don't have to apologize for anything. I want to apologize on behalf of the people that are lazy, don't like to find out answers on their own and expect you to spoon feed them. Some of us really do appreciate you and your straight forward answers.  
  7. racheleats liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Meal Timing Pre/Post Workout   
    Either way would be fine. The cautionary stuff re: eating at night comes from people eating all day long already, which you're not, and from people having trouble falling asleep while digesting, which you're not (and is likely partially due to the good foods of Whole30). 
  8. JTS liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Starting July 24!   
    @Over60 I've used Melissa Joulwan's egg-free mayo with success: http://meljoulwan.com/2013/10/27/egg-less-homemade-mayo/
    @JTS It's just a question of good/better/best ... all animal protein is going to be 'good' compared to other protein sources like legumes or nuts.  Chicken and pork are considered lower-tier than beef and fish mainly due to the type of feed they are raised on in commercial farming, as well as their living conditions in general.  Some of the quality differences are irrelevant if you use leaner cuts, since most of the bad ju-ju (technical term lol) accumulates in fat stores.  But like, free range chicken from a local farmer would be "better" than farm-raised fish from China.  
  9. JTS liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Starting July 24!   
    @Over60 I've used Melissa Joulwan's egg-free mayo with success: http://meljoulwan.com/2013/10/27/egg-less-homemade-mayo/
    @JTS It's just a question of good/better/best ... all animal protein is going to be 'good' compared to other protein sources like legumes or nuts.  Chicken and pork are considered lower-tier than beef and fish mainly due to the type of feed they are raised on in commercial farming, as well as their living conditions in general.  Some of the quality differences are irrelevant if you use leaner cuts, since most of the bad ju-ju (technical term lol) accumulates in fat stores.  But like, free range chicken from a local farmer would be "better" than farm-raised fish from China.  
  10. kirkor liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Starting July 24!   
    If you find a post by @kirkor (now just click on his name) he's got a link to his 'cheapskate whole30' where he did it on a very strict budget.  Maybe it will help give you ideas?
  11. kirkor liked a post in a topic by SweetEnough in Starting July 24!   
    @SugarcubeOD, thank you very much! That Cheapskate post is awesome! 
  12. kirkor liked a post in a topic by slc_melissa in Jerky   
    Eat as part of a template meal, don't use it as a snack, and don't do it mindlessly.  (And calculate the "palm" size of protein as if the meat were not dehydrated.)  Also, drink plenty of water.
  13. kirkor liked a post in a topic by chicklet65 in Crockpot Freezer meals make it easier to follow Whole30 than to NOT follow it!   
    Tomorrow is my final day of my first ever Whole30 journey!  Because I have lacked commitment to diets in the past I decided that I needed to really plan things out to make it work for me.  I looked at all the local sales and found great deals on meats, fish and shrimp at buy one get one free.  I found sales and built a meal plan around what was on sale.  Then I spent one day shopping and measuring out meals into big freezer bags.  I packed 18 meals the first time and 10 the second time.  I tried to prepare enough so that I would be able to save leftovers for lunch the next day too.  This made it far more convenient and easy for me to stick to the plan than to go off it.  
    Does anyone else use this method of preparing meals to save time, money and avoid temptation?
  14. purplepadres liked a post in a topic by kirkor in How bad is ibuprofen?   
    "vitamin i" is slang for ibuprofen among those who take it regularly
  15. purplepadres liked a post in a topic by kirkor in How bad is ibuprofen?   
    "vitamin i" is slang for ibuprofen among those who take it regularly
  16. misshannah liked a post in a topic by kirkor in What did you have for supper last night?   
    ground beef + zucchini 
  17. Sister.Journey liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Great Value Almond Milk   
    Yep it's compliant
  18. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Nah, that's the beauty of the "clean slate" that's created after 30 days of elimination.  You aren't automatically going to have a negative reaction just because you've avoided something for 30 days. It carageenan makes you itchy, or soy makes your fingernails hurt, that's going to be a specific thing you're going to want to take note of.  We can all "get used to" stuff and have a "new normal" --- that's why people who move from Oregon to Nevada all of a sudden report stuff like "holy crap, I can breathe better!"  If they just lived in Nevada for 30 days, then moved back to Oregon, well, sure, after 30 days in Oregon they probably wouldn't be conscious of the fact that their sinuses are all clogged up from mildew and whatever, but that doesn't mean Oregon is a friend to them.
  19. MeeshKB liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Be sure to take the time to acknowledge your accomplishment thus far. Give yourself the victory, so to speak.
  20. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by kirkor in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    Just saw this sleep article posted by @ladyshanny in another thread:
    http://slumberwise.com/science/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you/
    Good read.  Might make those late night wakenings less stressful if you know they might be a potentially-normal thing!  It seems mine are still tied to either too much liquid near bedtime, or having had alcohol that evening (sometimes seems that wine does it more than spirits, but that's a new theory).
    But I'm willing to try going to bed earlier to potentially harness that sleep pattern.  We'll see.  Never did try the polyphasic thing but it's still on my radar:
    https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/10/polyphasic-sleep/
    https://www.polyphasicsociety.com/polyphasic-sleep/beginners/
     
  21. nicky05 liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Start Date June 26th   
    Ya, it's weird -- some people find a preference between refined and unrefined, and I've also noticed difference in taste from brand to brand.
    For me, some combos work better than others -- I prefer coconut oil to ghee when I'm adding it to vegetables, whereas for eggs I like them both equally well.
  22. kirkor liked a post in a topic by AmyS in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    How's this for outdoor activities: a private party gig where I sang overlooking beautiful cliffs and ocean! This was my Saturday night. Fantastic! Two friends and I played this solstice party. We reprised our concert from last weekend (last weekend we performed it indoors at a theater). Gorgeous setting, fantastic to sing in almost a music festival feeling setting outside. Loved it. Also, breathing for singing kind of counts as a core/abs workout. Believe.
  23. Ekape90 liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Can I have chameleon caramel cold brew ?   
    Weird that they could fit caramel flavoring under the natural flavors umbrella. Science!
  24. JanaSandifer liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Approved sausage?   
    Found 2 new (to me) brands at Costco in Tacoma WA yesterday:
     
    Teton Waters, "Cooked Uncured Beef Polish Sausage" and "Uncured Beef Hot Links"

     
    True Story, "Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage"

  25. beachwalk liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Successful Whole 30 & Multiple Sclerosis   
    Look for Dr. Terry Wahls and her book and videos; she's had good success abating her MS with paleo principles that also dovetail nicely with Whole30.