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  1. 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!
  2. 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"

  3. MrsZimm13 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.
  4. AmyS liked a post in a topic by kirkor in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    Had a cool "natural environment" experience last night --- went to a friend's house who has a projector and a nice blank wall, and a group of us watched a movie outside!  Good advance training for August's focus on Socialization & Connecting with Others too
  5. smiths37 liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Questions about flours and nut butter swaps   
    In the book, or on the internet in general?
    Short answer is that most flours/thickeners are not interchangeable due to different physical properties such as solubility and moisture absorption, but most nut butter should be okay to swap.
    However, what are these recipes?  Technically-compliant flours are only allowed to be used in very specific contexts:

    https://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/
  6. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by kirkor in 5/7 Start - Reintroduction!   
    Heh well, the theme stuff is fun, but it's also to give other people examples to draw from.  "All roads lead to Rome" y'know
  7. kirkor liked a post in a topic by LalaMadeWhole in Successful Whole 30 & Multiple Sclerosis   
    thank you for this information! I just ordered her books and it definitely gave me so hope! <3
  8. MrsZimm13 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.
  9. kirkor liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Super irritable   
    Okay so I made some notes.  Basically I wasn't wrong and you're not eating enough.  Do you notice that your self proclaimed worst day is where you ate exactly almost nothing?  Three template meals a day is the absolute minimum an adult needs to survive (not thrive).
    I added notes about fat to your meals because we don't generally count cooking fat... that gets left in the pan and often split into portions so don't count it.
    You eat a LOT of nuts... recommendation is to limit to one closed handful every other day at most (about 7-8 almonds for example) and you're eating them daily and sometimes multiple times a day (I assume because you're hungry).
    Fruit on its own is not recommended either and if you're hungry between meals, protein and fat are your friends.
    Finally, you don't have many veggies... recommendation of starchy carbs is 1 fist sized serving a day to start but the rest of your three plates a day should be filled with other non starchy veggies... that's about 3-9 cups a day... you're definitely not getting there from what I can tell.
    Suggestions: 1. ditch the nuts and fruit and make template meals three times a day.  2.Eat within 1 hour of waking and wait to have your coffee until after your first meal.
    I absolutely guarantee you're crabby because you're hungry and yes, hormones play a part but balancing your hormones and getting a good sleep/wake/satiation rhythm doesn't work if you don't eat three full meals a day...
  10. CaLorraine liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Starting 5/14   
    Crock pot is my best friend -- prep/cook once and get multiple meals.
    Other batch-style stuff I do is grill or bake multiple chicken thighs at once.  Also make lots of hard-boiled eggs at a time so I have them on hand throughout the week.
    I batch prep stuff for cooking later too, so kind of a hybrid batch/immediate cook ... so like I'll dice a bunch of zucchini and then cook portions of it as needed.  Also I'm a huge fan of frozen broccoli and cauliflower.  They can be steamed as-is if you're pressed for time, or roasted if you have a little longer time and want more flavor.
  11. CaLorraine liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Starting 5/14   
    Crock pot is my best friend -- prep/cook once and get multiple meals.
    Other batch-style stuff I do is grill or bake multiple chicken thighs at once.  Also make lots of hard-boiled eggs at a time so I have them on hand throughout the week.
    I batch prep stuff for cooking later too, so kind of a hybrid batch/immediate cook ... so like I'll dice a bunch of zucchini and then cook portions of it as needed.  Also I'm a huge fan of frozen broccoli and cauliflower.  They can be steamed as-is if you're pressed for time, or roasted if you have a little longer time and want more flavor.
  12. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Starting 5/14   
    Why? 
  13. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Starting 5/14   
    Why? 
  14. ArtFossil liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Paleo Transition   
    Ya @ArtFossil nailed the explanation of the staggered reintro, but re: your 2nd point, some further Whole30 vs. paleo distinctions would be stuff like the recommended meal template (composition and sizing), the timing for M1, snacking recommendations, use of convenience foods like RX/Lara bars, pre- and post-workout food recs, potential inclusion of raw/grassfed dairy items, hydration guidelines, etc.
  15. kirkor liked a post in a topic by ArtFossil in Starting 5/14   
    Vguck, if you've done a Whole30 before, with a systematic reintroduction, ignore what I'm about to say. But if you haven't, don't eat the birthday cake (gluten, sugar, dairy and ???) and waste your 30 days! Do your reintroductions! You need 30 days of Whole30 eating to be able to do these reintroductions and they are really invaluable in getting the information you need to design your own eating plan that works for you going forward.  You may intend to do another Whole30 after your birthday, but what if circumstances prevent you?
    Yes, I'm a reintroductions cheerleader, but that's because I know how valuable they are.
    They are more important than the 30 days . . . .There will be lots of birthdays and there can be lots of cake in your future, but don't waste the opportunity to learn exactly how the foods you eliminated affect you by reintroducing them and observing the results. It takes work to get those 30 days of compliant eating.
    Most of the people who come back to the forums to start a Whole30 again because they were unable to sustain the benefits they got from their Whole30 (and were back to where they started, or worse) did NOT do reintroductions.
  16. fmr_sailor liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Consequences of Having Overate   
    It won't affect it at all.  Carry on tomorrow following the recommended template.
  17. Fallen_Leaf liked a post in a topic by kirkor in just joined!   
    Brilliant!
  18. kirkor liked a post in a topic by Fallen_Leaf in just joined!   
    @BrendaB Thanks!  I've seen "That Sugar Film", it's really good.  I'll have to look for some more to keep me motivated, and angry at these food companies!  I don't want to pay them to make me unhealthy.  Hope you have a great night too!!
  19. GoJo09 liked a post in a topic by kirkor in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    Had yesterday off so did a workout around lunch time, then decided to go for a work before making lunch --- left my sunglasses inside and took my shirt off for the stroll!  Bring on that Vitamin D!!
  20. SugarcubeOD liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Pesto   
    http://www.stilltasty.com/
  21. MrsZimm13 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.
  22. mptropical liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Compliant Mayo at Wegmans!   
    Nice find.  Apparently some Costcos carry this as well.  Chosen Foods makes the avocado oil that I usually get, so it's cool to seem them branching out into mayo!
  23. Jane3797 liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Getting clear on the WHY   
    Fantastic!  The "why" is the most important part regarding ANY goal!
  24. Mayleeuhhh liked a post in a topic by kirkor in Hiking   
     
     
    Dear god NO!!
     
    Holy crap, I thought I'd made a post about this.  I picked up a sixer of these at a local Korean grocery store ... thinking, "Hey, cool, precooked eggs, awesome!"
     

     
    OMG...............bareelllllyy choked one down, thought to myself, "well, maybe that was just a bad one" ... ate another one in the same sitting ... *koff* NOPE it wasn't a fluke: these eggs and I do not get along
     
     
     
    But seriously folks, if these work for you, awesome!! If you've seen my posts around this forum, you know I'm definitely not a picky eater.  I realllly wanted to like these eggs, but I just couldn't make it work for me.
  25. kirkor liked a post in a topic by maelys in It's crazy how much can change in a month!   
    I just finished my first Day 30 yesterday, but as I'm planning on doing more of a slow roll when it comes to reintroductions, I figured I should summarize how it went while it's all still fresh. Here's the link to my daily log: http://forum.whole30.com/topic/44038-first-w30-attempt-may-1-may-30/
    So! NSVs first.
    Smoking/Drinking: I mean, first things first, I haven't had a cigarette in over 5 weeks now! I really only smoked when I drank, and since I also haven't done that in over a month, they went hand in hand. I'm currently 26, and I don't think I've gone a whole month without alcohol since I started drinking at 19. That was one of the most impactful things for me-- to realize that my relationship with alcohol was largely unnecessary and not really all that healthy. I only drank a couple times a week, but I scoffed at anything with ABV under 6%, and constantly felt like I was chasing this buzzed/relaxed feeling that I just wasn't getting from it. And now...I'm not really sure yet. I'll probably still drink occasionally, but I'm not going to with the goal of "unwinding" after a long day.
    Binge Eating: I have a past history of binge eating, and after several stressful life events happening all at once last fall, I had found myself back in my old habits. I felt really stuck...I'd bring a healthy lunch to work, but literally couldn't resist abandoning it and getting fried chicken or Chinese food multiple times a week. The cravings were irresistible, but the food itself never really tasted as good as I fantasized it would. And it was never worth the bloated, fuzzy-brained sadness I'd feel afterwards, but that still didn't stop me from craving the same thing the next day. The past month taught me that I actually can resist, and it gets easier every time I exercise that muscle. 
    Overall Energy, Digestion, etc.: This part was definitely more of a gradual process for me (no "tiger blood" here), but I appreciate that. My body healed slowly, and as it did, I found myself staying fuller for longer, more alert throughout the day, and just more consistent all around. Digestion was wonky at first, but has become much more regular as well over the past week or two.
    Okay, and now the weight/body stuff, because obviously I care about that too.   I should note that I'm not currently exercising, so this is just from the food changes.
    Starting: 181lbs, 41-34-45
    Current: 168lbs, 40-32-44
    Total weight lost: 13lbs

    I didn't take the after pics until today, and honestly I'm surprised to see the difference! It really is amazing how much can change in a month if you commit yourself to it.
    Moving Forward: Overall, I feel like I've regained my ability to make my own choices about what I want to eat (based on my goals and knowledge of how food affects my body), rather than being tied to my cravings. I'm really grateful to have discovered the Whole30 and love having this in my toolkit now if I feel like I need another "reset" in the future. I'm planning to stay away from processed food still as much as possible, and hopefully will continue working towards my health and weight goals!