Matt Bat

Members
  • Content Count

    38
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to SugarcubeOD in Jackson Honest chips   
    NO commercially prepared chips of any kind are allowed on the Whole30 and ddeep frying your own thinly sliced veggies to make 'chips' is also not allowed, however baking thin slices of potato or kale leaves is fine.
    https://whole30.com/2017/03/chips-and-aminos/
    The idea is that we want to change the relationship with food and people do not eat one or two chips and then put the bag back... they are food without breaks, they're deep fried, they're not nutrient sound and they do not fit into the spirit (or rules) of the Whole30.
  2. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to Shenanigans in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Thank you Matt for sharing. You provided me inspiration, as well as setting an example for me to start recording my days.  ALSO, the buffalo chicken recipe was so yummy! I understand what you mean about being leery to reintroduce foods.  Me as well, although I am only on Day 22.  I am Type 1 diabetic, and my sugar levels are staying pretty good. It is my habit of snacking non-stop in the evenings in hotel rooms and at home after calorie counting all day.  I have a history of starve or binge, and scales have been the mood maker every morning, so this is a nice change, and I hope these new behaviors will stick. Fingers crossed. I hope you continue to write how you are doing. Cheers!
  3. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from MrsZimm13 in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Yay!  I did it!  I did 30 days of Whole30 on my first try!!!  I was very diligent about reading the ingredients and minding the spirit of whole30.  Now, today I broke the spirit and bought a box of fruit strips (fruit leather).  The ingredients are technically compliant, but not in the Whole30 spirit.
    Because my blood sugar regulation has been going so well, I am kind of fearful to introduce other foods right away.  I've been enjoying the level blood sugars and all of the NSVs!  I had a scale victory too, that is a bi-product of this effort and finally weighed under 200 lbs for the first time in a couple years.
    My eating habits suffered as I turned to food after working on a couple other vices.  My poor nutrition got worse after I quit smoking just over a year ago.  It sounds weird to say, but in order to get over my previous vices, bad food was vital to help me get over those, and now I am at a place to tackle my nutrition.  My hard work is paying off, and I'm watching a lot of good come together fast.
    There is a time for everything, and for me bad nutrition was a stepping stone to get me over a big hump to where I am today.  I'm going to be cautious on how I reintroduce foods, and do it as I feel.  I am not deciding today what and when I am going to introduce.  I've really enjoyed not needing an emergency coke and sweet tart just to keep my blood sugar up before I head into a meeting.  That problem has been gone since Day 1 of Whole 30, and was the main reason i decided to give it a try.
     
  4. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from silverstah in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Day 29!  Put on a belt that I haven't been able to wear since last May.
  5. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from MrsZimm13 in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Last night I made meatballs in my air fryer.  Delicious!  I added egg, a touch of tapioca starch, and powders of onion, garlic, chili, paprika, salt and pepper.  On the stove-top I simmered a can of tomato paste and Glen Muir organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes with a little water and the same seasonings above (minus chili and paprika).  I did have a short freak out moment.  I read on the nutritional label that the can of tomato paste and Glen Muir crushed tomatoes had grams of sugar.  I had actually skipped the Rao's at the store because I saw the same thing on the nutritional label.  But then I read an online Whole30 forum where a moderator said to ignore the nutritional label and that on Whole30 we are looking for sugar (and its cousins) as an ingredient.  Melt down averted.  I thought I was going to have to start over.  Today is Day 22, and you guessed it...  Leftover meatballs for lunch.  The best idea for me has been always making enough the night before to bring to work.  Have a great day all!
    Matt
  6. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from MrsZimm13 in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Good morning, Just had my Day 10 breakfast!  Wow!  10 Days.  Feels like a great accomplishment!  I treated myself to bacon, eggs and potatoes for breakfast.  Delicious!  I have a lunch to attend which I have already thought of navigating.  I'm thinking I will eat before I go (it is in a relaxed setting), and then if questioned on my lack of food/no food I'll just let the person know that I am eating specific foods to identify issues with my blood sugar.  That should shut them up, hahaha.  Alrighty yall!  Have a great day!
  7. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from silverstah in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Day 29!  Put on a belt that I haven't been able to wear since last May.
  8. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to Ryenday in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Congratulations, you have been a great motivator for my own whole30 and I'm thrilled to hear your great results!  Like you I quit smoking last year, and only now felt ready to tackle healthy eating. - so your journey is a big help. 
    I send well wishes your way and congrats again !
  9. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from silverstah in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Day 29!  Put on a belt that I haven't been able to wear since last May.
  10. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from gobebeth in Deleting Attachments / Inserting Images by URL   
    I upload my photos to a free imgur account, and they have code you can paste right into your blog text for your photo to appear.  I use it all the time; takes up no space.  After you upload your photo to imgur, click on the photo and the screen below appears.  Hit the copy button (on the part I circled in red) and paste that text into your blog.  Your photo magically appears.  This photo appears via imgur:

  11. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from gobebeth in Deleting Attachments / Inserting Images by URL   
    I upload my photos to a free imgur account, and they have code you can paste right into your blog text for your photo to appear.  I use it all the time; takes up no space.  After you upload your photo to imgur, click on the photo and the screen below appears.  Hit the copy button (on the part I circled in red) and paste that text into your blog.  Your photo magically appears.  This photo appears via imgur:

  12. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to Ryenday in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Carnivore tip:  If you treat yourself to a good steak, you have everything to make it one of the best you've ever had!   Try this method if you can't get out to a grill (for whatever reason)  Take good steak and stick it in freezer (yes, that's right) for 1 to 1&1/2 hours.  Remove from freezer, and liberally coat with oil and seasonings (I use almond oil and hickory smoke salt and pepper, but whatever oil with plain salt and pepper would work great).  While you are preping steak, put pan on stovetop and get it nice and hot (300+) put steak in pan and sear (I start with edges, then each side.  approx 1 & 1/2 minute per side (or edge) but do it til you think it looks nice and seared to you.  Then put in 200 degree stove (that is actually my stove's "warm" setting.  Take out when done (I like mine medium/medium rare, so I take it out at 133 F if possible) as  determined by thermometer.  If you don't have a leave in thermometer, I'd check at 45 minutes, then 1 hour - and when steak is within 10 degrees of done, I'd check more often.
    The quick freeze seems to allow the steak (except for surfaces you sear) to not cook, so the whole steak is done to perfection, not just the edges. Don't forget to rest the steak for 5 minutes before eating to seal in the juicy goodness. 
    I'm probably going to try pork chops now - your method sounds close to mine and I bet it would be wonderful.
     
  13. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to SugarcubeOD in Tricalcium Phosphate   
    @Matt Bat - I've merged your thread with an older one because @ArtFossil gave you a good answer and this thread is what comes up when you google 'tricalcium phosphate'. 
  14. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to ArtFossil in Tricalcium Phosphate   
    From Wikipedia:
    It's fine. As it says on the label, it's an anti-caking agent. Take a look at the additives sheet and remember that you're looking for MSG, carageenen and sulphites as well as sneaky sugars, soy and grains.
  15. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from Shenanigans in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Good morning Wholers,

    Today is Day 6!  Yayyyyy!!!!  I have done a lot of work over the past 5 days transitioning from crazy eating to whole30.  My past 5 days are outlined here:
    I am amazed that I walked into a grocery store and thought watermelon was appealing.  I bought more this morning along with some shrimp and lettuce to make a shrimp salad for lunch.  The best part of the last 5 days has been my blood sugar.  It hasn't gone out of whack one time.  The hardest part has been thinking of meals.  I can already tell that my idea of how to eat is changing organically.  I was eating just to maintain blood sugar.  With that need removed, I don't have to panic eat like I was.  I am taking this one day at a time, and hope to make it to Day 30.  It helps that my mom is eating Whole30 as well.  All the best!
    Matt
  16. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from Lea Mint in Lea's Whole30 log   
    I failed on the mayo, in an attempt to make the ranch.  The ingredients were expensive and I didn't have the skills or tools to make it right.  I saw another poster refer to primal kitchen may.  I've never tried it, but they say they have whole30 compliant mayo.  https://www.primalblueprint.com/primal-kitchen/mayo-single-jar/
  17. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to brittanyxo in The First 30. Round 3.5. Going For 120.   
    Gaaaahhhh! Day 2, I go to Instagram and search #whole30 hoping to gain inspiration and ideas from fellow whole-30ers, and I see people hashtagging Whole30 with PASTA, CHOCOLATE, SAUCES (creamy ones).... Like.... GRRRR people GO AWAY. Don't hashtag Whole30 if it's not Whole30. Done deal.
  18. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to Mousebrat in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   

  19. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from Mousebrat in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    Yay!  Today is Day 13!
    Last night I made my taco seasoned beef with lettuce.  I used rotel as my salsa.  It was pretty pretty good.

    I'm ecstatic that I'm still at it on Whole30.  Many of the posts I read are very encouraging and give me great ideas.   I'll be having my taco seasoned beef and lettuce for lunch too!
  20. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to Ryenday in Matt Bat's Meals and Updates   
    It sounds like everything is going great!  Good on you!  Have to say I'm curious about your Crock Pot Round steak.  My Crock is cooking this right now for dinner.  http://www.peanutbutterrunner.com/slow-cooker-butter-chicken-paleo-whole30/
    In order to eat in peace with others, I have been telling folks that I may have some dietary allergies and I'm trying to pin them down so therefore have a restricted diet that I will be eating for the next month or so.  People have been very accepting of that, and usually don't even ask any questions except, can you eat "X" right now?  And the advantage is to me:  It's the truth, just leaving out the TMI.
  21. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to MeadowLily in Can I Have Comino? (in a taco seasoning mix)   
    We'll always have google-fu, my friends, and that is like having the answer for everything. I have relatives who treat it like a genie in a bottle...what should I do about this and that. Google fu takes care of everything. 
  22. Like
    Matt Bat got a reaction from MeadowLily in Can I Have Comino? (in a taco seasoning mix)   
    But I don't speak Maltese 
  23. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to laura_juggles in Can I Have Comino? (in a taco seasoning mix)   
    It's the same thing. Cumin, comino, same spice, different language. If you've ever watched Guy's Big Bite on the Food Network, he uses the names interchangeably in the same episode. I guess I just don't understand what's so confusing/complicated about it. 
  24. Like
    Matt Bat reacted to MeadowLily in Can I Have Comino? (in a taco seasoning mix)   
    She's a beauty, ain't she now. What I wouldn't give to be lounging on the beach soaking up the sun after 8 months of snow and blizzards. 
    Matt, you speak Spanish.  You'd have to come along and read the menus for me.
  25. Like