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    praxisproject got a reaction from gnakazawa in KETwhOle30   
    I hit Nutritional Ketosis today! 0.6 mmol (>0.5 is NK)
    and my best blood glucose ever, 4.9!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from gnakazawa in KETwhOle30   
    I hit Nutritional Ketosis today! 0.6 mmol (>0.5 is NK)
    and my best blood glucose ever, 4.9!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from NazzaB in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I find them interchangeable in recipes, but I'm not sure on the dipping sauce front.
     
    I survived my first Whole30 without them
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For all of those new to Whole30, beware buying the Niulife brand of coconut aminos, it's loaded with sugar. Quite a lot of us got caught with this one on our first Whole30. I buy Coconut Secret from Prahran Health Foods, but there are some Aussie retailers selling it online.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from gnakazawa in KETwhOle30   
    For those new to the Ketostix, you'll get your best reading when you first wake up, as you're a little dehydrated. Drinking a lot of water can hide the results in some people. It's also an On/Off thing, you can't be in more or less ketosis, it's on or off. Some people try and go high purple, but you don't need it.
     
    If you want to measure it in your blood, you can get portable Glucose/Ketone meters that do that now (some are very expensive, check how much the strips are before you buy one). If you want to save your pennies, wait at least a week from the first ketosis measure on your Ketostix, Nutritional Ketosis takes quite a while to get into.
     
    Make sure you have a magnesium supplement in case of leg cramps If you get a weird toe-only cramp, that's potassium, have an avocado
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    praxisproject reacted to psmally in Sourcing food in Australia   
    @praxisproject cheers for the suggestion to this forum! It's nice to know there are other Aussies out there (not that I was so ignorant to think there wouldnt be!   )
     
    I have access to Coles (average shop TBH but a new one opening in 2015), Woolies (where I do most of our shopping) and Aldi. 
     
    I am fortunate also that my parents have just given us a butchered pasture fed lamb. Delish! 
     
    Cheers
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    praxisproject reacted to MrsStick in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I finally went and got a SCOBY from my friend. I have yet to decide on a final name for him/her. Veronica perhaps? Maybe. Regardless, I have a half gallon jar full of tea with this alien in it. I am now the weird person with strange foods...and have finally become as close to the mom described in Kid History's Healthy Eating video...minus the kids!
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    praxisproject reacted to papayarain in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Four days later and I have read through this ginormous thread, and it looks like my SCOBY is ready to do its job. Thanks for all the info!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For all of those new to Whole30, beware buying the Niulife brand of coconut aminos, it's loaded with sugar. Quite a lot of us got caught with this one on our first Whole30. I buy Coconut Secret from Prahran Health Foods, but there are some Aussie retailers selling it online.
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    praxisproject reacted to missmary in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
     
     
    You can do this, just remember that for some people, this sort of beverage pushes FOOD off their plate in the morning, which isn't a good thing. For your whole30 prioritize eating protein and vegetables, adding the coffee alongside as your fat source. ALSO, note that while chia seeds are permitted, they aren't encouraged. Check this out: 
     
    Chia: Yes
    These “seeds” aren’t the same botanical family of seeds that we eliminate with grains and legumes, so that makes them fine to eat during your Whole30.
    Tip: Chia isn’t likely to cause you any serious trouble, but it’s not the omega-3 super-food it’s made out to be, either. We explain why in It Starts With Food, but in summary, chia should be treated like any other nut and consumed in limited quantities.
     
    - See more at: http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/#sthash.s087c6N7.dpuf
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    praxisproject reacted to Tamara.kite1983 in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    This makes me very happy! I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and have been absolutely famished. I was worried about not being able to eat when I needed!!
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    praxisproject reacted to Johnny M in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I think you can have bulletproof coffee but remember in general we are not really fans of drinking meals or nutrition. From a whole30 perspective, there's nothing exceptional about drinking coffee this way that wouldn't be comparable to just say, cooking with ghee and coconut oil rather than drinking it.
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    praxisproject reacted to ladunn in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30   
    I'm a big fan of bullet proof coffee, but since starting the whole 30, I've been blending coconut oil instead of butter.
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    praxisproject reacted to GFChris in Day 19: Puffy face and hands in morning, bloating   
    A couple things:

    - It certainly sounds like you're reacting to one or more foods.  What foods have you been eating on your Whole30 that you weren't eating prior?
     
    - on Vitamin D and calcium on a Whole30, check out this article
     
    - on the almond milk, the idea on a Whole30 isn't to drink it by the glass, but to instead use it sparingly as a fat source in coffee, tea, or cooking. If you want the nutrients from almonds, have whole almonds instead.  See the Whole30 Can I Have Guide for more details.
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    Ya I'll be doing ketosix at first, but from what I've read they've got two big problems:
    1) they only show *excess* ketoes in your urine, so you could be in a state of ketosis and not show purple on the strip
    2) it's only going to register acetone (acetate?), not beta-hydroxybutyrate which is only going to show up in a blood test.
     
    So since it's my first time going keto I'm going to use them to 'get a feel for it' but from what I gather it's not something that the veterans are using.
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    So, it looks like the best practice re: macros is to keep carbs under a given threshold, set protein based on bodyweight, and use fat to fill in the rest.  Seems a lot of people end up going too low on fat when they drop carbs, sticking with chicken breast, tuna, etc.  And then if protein is too high relative to fat, you've got gluconeogenesis and therefore you don't get the ramped up ketone production we're looking for.
     
    Being Whole30'ers, we've already got much love for coconut oil and avocado, so hopefully keeping the fats up should be a piece of SWYPO cake!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from DorisG in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Henceforth known as Porky, I have a bacon replacement, Bertocchi's Porchetta (Roast Pork) http://www.bertocchi.com.au/ProductDetails.aspx?proid=68 It's not quite bacon tasting, but it fries up nice and crispy (I used a little duck fat, Porky has a nice layer of fat of it's own). I actually found some butchers string in my Porky, so check it before you cut it up.
    It made a lovely breakfast with oven roasted carrots.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Attention Melbourne folk, there's a new Paleo cafe in Prahran - Paleo Den. Hard to find, but they do raw almond milk paleo coffee! No nasties, not from a box!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Chez - you're not alone, this forum contains quite a bit of ranting about Aussie coconut aminos
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For anyone looking for a good zuccini noodle spiraliser, you can get them from Prahran Health Foods, the Paderno model which seems very popular in paleo circles. It's the only stockist I've been able to find in Melbourne which actually has stock.
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    praxisproject reacted to grapefruitlove in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Hi Ladies!
     
    I've come across some potentially helpful information for hair loss...but first some context.
     
    Three years ago (when I was 25 years old) I discovered a bald spot the size of an oreo cookie (i know, bad point of reference) hidden underneath my otherwise full head of hair. I had lost thousands and thousands and thousands of strands in probably about 2 weeks without even noticing. This was the first time I had ever heard about alopecia and I was scared. I chose not to use prescribed steroids and looked for natural fixes. It took me a whole year to make the connection to gluten (meanwhile my hair was slowly growing back). So a year later I went gluten free. My hair was still falling out a lot in the shower. Every time I washed it I would be near tears at the hundreds of strands because of the potential of what could happen again (sometimes I literally counted ~300 strands). My dermatologist assured me it was a normal amount of hair (you see, it looked like I had a lot of hair but he didn't understand that I was working from a different reference point than him...it was definitely less).
     
    Anyway, about a year and a half later after I had first decided to go gluten free, something magical happened. My hair stopped falling out. It just stopped. I'm talking like 5-10 strands when I washed my hair! I was ecstatic and relieved to say the least.
     
    Fast forward to now, today is day 22 of my first whole30. Last week, I noticed quite a bit more hair falling out when I washed it (~100 strands). I got very worried again and it brought all the old feelings back. But, I came onto this forum and decided the solution was to have more starchy carbs (sweet potato, cassava, butternut squash)- I was having zero. I added some to my dinners for a few days and I am happy to report that today I washed my hair and it is back to normal (5-10 strands).
     
    I wanted to share my experience in case anyone is going through something similar. I know how devastating hair loss can be from first hand experience and it took me a long time to learn the right diet for me (and I am obviously still learning! This is my first experience with whole30 and even paleo for other issues of mine but I will save those for another day ).
     
    Ciao for now.
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    praxisproject reacted to KayKay in The crazy things people say   
    This thread is making laugh, but it also makes me want to cry about our society's screwed up notions of what "healthy" is.
     
    I thanked my 9-year-old for never "rubbing it in" when she eats something non-compliant (after someone told me her daughter teased her about an ice cream sundae, saying "ha ha, you can't have any!") and now my daughter sweetly pats me on the back each time she eats a treat and says, "Sorry, mom." LOL  Not sure which is worse at this point!
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    praxisproject reacted to leahcarn in The crazy things people say   
    Crazy things people do: when hubby puts the grass fed lambs fry on the dog side of the freezer.
    Haha sorry love, that's people food!
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    praxisproject reacted to HealthCreators in The crazy things people say   
    We had a party where the color of the cream inside a cake would tell everybody is the hosts were expecting a baby boy (blue) or baby girl (pink). The answer was girl... we were very happy for them (although we could see that the guy was secretly still wishing it was blue).

    I was happy sipping my tea, when the mom-to-be's mother offered me a piece of  thecake, which I kindly declined. She persisted, I persisted politely. And then she said: you cannot refuse the cake, this party is about the cake....

    :-) Funny, I thought it was celebrating a new life. Didn't need cake for that!
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    praxisproject reacted to frantastic in The crazy things people say   
     
    YES - exactly that! It's like we're weird for eating actual food.