Carie Skeahan

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Carie Skeahan last won the day on April 29 2012

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About Carie Skeahan

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  1. Carie Skeahan

    Seattle Whole 30 places

    I searched and found this thread for you. I hope it helps. http://forum.whole9l...__fromsearch__1
  2. Carie Skeahan

    Is it ok to drink kumbucha?

    I have found I prefer black tea. I used green tea and green/black mix, but like just black the best. I do 1 cup sugar per gallon, 8 tea bags and have found 2 weeks is still too sweet, but 3 weeks is too long (too bitter). 2.5 weeks seems to work for me.
  3. Carie Skeahan

    Stories from the trenches

    My son looked me in the face and told me with all seriousness..."I will literally die if I can't have Goldfish". We are very thankful he is still with us.
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    Funeral--Air Travel, Staying w/Relatives

    I too am sorry for your loss. I was just going to suggest that same thing...bring a cooler with you or buy a cheap one when you get there. Also, how about offering to make dinner for everyone one night? Surprise them with how absolutely yummy this way of eating is.
  5. Carie Skeahan

    Me and my beets....

    A friend of mine gave me this recipe: Peel and cube, steam them to desired 'done-ness', add about 1/3 of a red onion, 1/3 of a jicama, and about 1/3 cup of pineapple with the pineapple juice (not a lot). From there, I add olive oil and apple cider vinegar (or you can use coconut vinegar), a little salt and cinnamon to taste.
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    pre-workout foods?

    For pre-WOD, the Whole9 Nutrition Workshop Packet says to include a small amount of protein (1/2 a meal size or smaller), and (optionally) a small amount of fat (1/2 a meal size or smaller). Do not add fruit or carb-dense veggies to your pre-workout snack. It specifically says if you train first thing in the morning, something is better than nothing. For post-WOD, try a meal sized easily digestible protein, up to a fist-sized portion of carb-dense veggies and little to no fat. Do not use fruit as your primary post-workout carb source, but rather choose sweet potato or yams or squash or pumpkin or beets. Your post-workout meal is a bonus meal and should not replace breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is designed to help you recover from a high intensity workout. I hope this helps.
  7. Carie Skeahan

    Picky eaters

    This is still one of my favorite quotes in the Forum. In this situation, Robin is talking about protein, but the experiment is still the same.
  8. Carie Skeahan

    pre-workout foods?

    I workout in the afternoon so I usually eat some leftover protein from lunch and some avocado or some olives or salad with olive oil. It does not have to be much…just a little something and make sure it is protein and fat. Hope this helps.
  9. Carie Skeahan

    CSA Help

    At my CSA, I assume this is the same everywhere, I can get a half basket vs. full. When I went out of town a few weeks ago, I asked her to only put together a half basket for me since I was leaving for a few days. And, you can always tell the farmer what you like/don't like. For example, I don't want potatoes or corn in my basket, but I love the bok choi so she loads me up on the stuff I like and keeps the stuff I don't like out. I also pick up 3 dozen eggs from her per week. It is wonderful...I would not do it any other way now.
  10. Carie Skeahan

    Paleo Bread

    We ask you not to make Paleo versions of old food choices even with individually okay ingredients.
  11. Carie Skeahan

    Day 4 menu feedback

    Yeah, I see a lot of reference to TJ's light coconut milk…I feel like it is splitting hairs so I don't push it much, especially if they are getting fat from other sources. But, yes, you are correct…I would prefer to see full fat coconut in a can being used. Thanks for asking for clarification.
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    Question about kombucha

    Just be sure it doesn't have any added sweeteners. I like to purchase the ones that have 2g sugar per serving. GT Dave's Original, Cranberry, Citrus, Trilogy, Gingerade are my favs.
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    Day 4 menu feedback

    I think your meals look really really good. Nice job. You have a portion of protein, fat and veggies in each meal…perfect. Interesting you asked if you are eating too much fat, as I was reading I was thinking you potentially didn't have enough fat, but wasn't overly worried about it. When you cook in oil, it may or may not be enough. It really depends on what you are eating. For example, if you are eating a meat on the fattier side (ground beef or chicken thighs) you may not need to add much additional fat. But, if you are eating meat on the more lean side (chicken breast) you would want to add more fat from another source. Try changing up your fat sources too. i.e. handful of olives, half or even a full avocado, handful of coconut flakes… IMO…you are right on track. Nice job!
  14. Carie Skeahan

    Why no snacks?

    For pre-wo, include a small amount of protein (1/2 a meal size or smaller), and (optionally) a small amount of fat (1/2 a meal size or smaller). Do not add fruit or carb-dense veggies to your pre-workout snack. For post-wo, try a meal sized easily digestible protein, up to a fist-sized portion of carb-dense veggies and little to no fat. Do not use fruit as your primary post-workout carb source, but rather choose sweet potato or yams or squash or pumpkin or beets. Take it with you to the gym and eat it before you leave. Do not wait until you get home. Your post-workout meal is a bonus meal and should not replace breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is designed to help you recover from a high intensity workout. Take a look in the Whole30 For Athletes section of the Forum and see what works for others. I hope this helps.
  15. Carie Skeahan

    Help me make a good choice?

    You could call ahead, ask to speak with a manager and get help figuring out what everything is cooked in. I didn't look at the link you provided, but perhaps there is a salad that does not have "cooked" food so you won't have to worry about what it is cooked in. And, I like your idea of eating ahead.