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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    The trouble with kefir grains is that they need to be fed constantly or they will die. The scoby from making kombucha does not and will sit happily in its liquid for weeks before you have to feed it or make a new batch.
    Here's the summary I wrote for my blog way back when:
    SUMMARY! Time wise it will take you about 20 minutes every 6-9 days or so once you get going.  Get/make scoby. Brew and cool sweetened tea.  Dump equal amounts tea and water into large glass vessel with scoby. Come back 6-9 days later and start tasting.  Put tea in bottles when it tastes good to you. Put fruit or juice in bottles if desired. Refrigerate immediately if plain, counter ferment sealed & covered with towel if using fruit.  About 30 hours, burp daily.  Refrigerate.  Start again.
    So it takes up as much space on the counter as whatever size your brewing vessel is.  And it takes as much time as brewing some tea at the start of your batch and pouring it into bottles at the end of your ferment cycle.  It's so, super, ridiculously easy!
    You can PM me if you want more directed advice, I've got generosity of time right now!   
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    praxisproject reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, so I think I'm a booch convert.

    However, my reasonably priced source of bottled booch is now out of stock in all varieties (except for small bottles which aren't very economical, and since the only other suppliers I can find are extortionate I'm wondering how easy it really is (and how much space I'll need) to make my own.

    I know all the information is probably in this thread as to what exactly I need, how long it will take, how cost effective it will be etc etc etc but ther are SIXTY SIX pages and my time is somewhat limited...   

    I'm not currently doing a Whole30 and so when I spoke to a potential supplier she tried to convince me that Milk Kefir was the way to go (someone local makes it for her), but since I avoid dairy for the most part I'm reluctant to go down that route. She can get kombucha made locally too but she did her best to talk me out of it saying it tastes like vinegar  

    Although I'm waiting on a batch of preserving/pickle jars arriving so that I can ferment my own veg I quite like the idea of waking up with a glass of kombucha with my breakfast so if anyone in the know who happens to be feeling generous with their time would like to give me a quick run down I'd be very grateful!


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    praxisproject reacted to Cindy84HD in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    To the ladies who have posted recently that they're getting periods or spotting mid-pill pack,....I did that on my first one and was told it's totally normal. I talked to my doc about it at my annual in December and he was ENCOURAGED by it!  I have PCOS so the idea that my hormones are doing something is AMAZING.  stick with it!
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    praxisproject reacted to SugarcubeOD in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Please get rid of your scale... I advocate smashing it with a hammer but if you're not into that, take the batteries out, hide it, give it to a friend to hide... it's a rule just like no sugar is a rule so please put it away.
    Second, regarding your comment of doubting the diet. The Whole 30 is not a diet. It is a 30 elimination program designed to help you find out which food groups are making you less healthy. Do people lose weight on it? Yes, sure. But it's not a weight loss program and you're on day 10 of a 30 day plan, so even if it WAS a weight loss program, it's not really fair to doubt it only a third of the way in.
    If you would like to list a few days of your intake including portion sizes, meal timing and fluids, we can take a look and see if there's any tweaking that can be done to help with the bloat and general feeling of malaise.
    As far as Whole30 and hormones, you could peruse the Ladies Only section of the forum and find a ton of anecdotal evidence that the Whole30 way of eating is exceptionally good for your hormones. There are stories of women getting their libido back, women ovulating for the first time in years and women who have minimized the symptoms of pms and menopause. Have a read through those threads, I think you'll be both fascinated and inspired!
    Oh and if you can kill 10 plates of bland food, eat a meal! Seriously! If you're that hungry and I know what that feels like, a few bites of turkey and some broth aren't going to do it.
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    praxisproject reacted to SugarcubeOD in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    First, regarding being hungry, lots of women report eating more (sometimes double) in the week leading up to and the week of their period.
    If you're hungry (litmus test, you'd eat bland steamed fish and broccoli) then eat a meal or mini meal (composed of at least two of the three macros: fat, protein, veg).
    As far as Plan B goes, I've taken it and it did a number on me for sure... it's a LOT of hormones being introduced to your body in one shot and for someone that is already struggling with hormone issues (35-50 day cycle) that's definitely going to play a part.
    Even in regard to how you were feeling before, if your hormones are trying to get themselves back in whack (since they may currently be out of whack), feeling odd is totally normal and will resolve itself as you go.
    Keep going on the Whole30. There's nothing about eating real, whole food in generous portions that is going to make this situation worse for you!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from shaimom in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Good luck! There are quite a number of posts about pregnancies during Whole30
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    praxisproject reacted to Shakti in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Hi, Friends. An update: that period was not a happy surprise, but I do think it was a symptom of a hormonal shift toward balance. I just didn't expect anything like that to happen so quickly. The bleeding was more normal than I've experienced in a year or so -- consistent, no clots, so pauses. On the last day I had a migraine. Not awesome.
    But-- now on day 9 of the Whole30, I feel so good I just had to say something. Like a fresh breeze has blown through my (bodily) home. I mean, I really, really feel good. And not just because I'm not in pain. I feel somehow like I've taken a deep breath with all my muscles. Much less tension everywhere.
    I don't know what the next days will bring, but I'm cool with it. I'm in.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Kneekey in Anybody else get stomach trouble from coconut aminios?   
    It may not be the coconut, but the histamine as it's a fermented food.
    You may get a similar reaction to Kombucha, vinegar and other fermented foods, so go gently.
    Some people are allergic to coconut though, so if you have any other coconut reactions, I'd stop eating it.
    Also double check your labels too, some "coconut aminos" have very different ingredients. The safe one is Coconut Secret, but I've been burned a few times ordering online and getting a product with a lot of weird stuff in it. I also had a health food store give me Braggs Aminos, which is not compliant at all.
    I hope you feel better soon
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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Daily Email   
    If you have opted for the Whole30 Daily:
    the emails start with Day 0 so make sure you sign up in advance of your Day 1 to receive full benefit if you are across the world from the US, sign up to receive them one day in advance so they arrive on the day you are actually on if you have issues with or need help with your subscription, email [email protected] if you aren't receiving the emails, first check your spam, "promotions" and "social" tabs in your email (especially for gmail clients) please do not republish any portion of the daily emails.  They are a gift that you have given yourself and are a paid product.  Any republishing of their content will be immediately deleted. UPDATE: the daily emails were phased out when the Whole30 Day by Day was released. The cost of the book is similar to the cost of the emails but includes more motivation and support. 
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    praxisproject reacted to Noelle in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Thank you, ladyshanny! I'm pretty stoked. Also, my libido is back in full swing, and it's so nice to feel sexy again.
    It's encouraging to see that hormonal issues really can sort themselves out. The hard part is waiting.
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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    That's amazing, Noelle, congratulations!!!!!!!!
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    praxisproject reacted to Noelle in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Guess what? It worked!
    My doctor (who is an ND) started me on some supplements, and those plus lots of nutrient-dense foods got my body back on the right track. I've had a normal, easy period once a month for the past four months. Yay!
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    praxisproject reacted to Britishgal in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I always add a fat to my it eggs, steak or salmon. Maybe because I'm obsessed with homemade mayo Honestly though I feel better health wise and fuller for longer with more fat in my diet
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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 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 CaGirl in Don't over think this.   
    you could have three if you choose to eat avocado as your fat with each meal.. 
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    praxisproject reacted to melbournegirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Since our stomach fills up by volume, it makes more sense to use volume than weight. Veg is 1-2 cups per meal.
    You could think of a cup of veg as what you can fit into two hands cupped together if that works for you. Good luck.
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    praxisproject reacted to ladydeevious in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I was the same..thinking 2 eggs where enough, but it wasn't. So I added spinach, and still not enough so I then had 3 eggs with spinach and what I love are the applegate chicken sausage was great! I also had a half an avocado and that did the trick! I was able to last until lunch time and I wasn't starving at lunch either! Sometimes it was a bit to much, but then I would pack the rest of my breakfast and had it a couple of hours later! Best thing I ever did was eat more for really set the day for healthy day without feeling restricted or hungry
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    praxisproject reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    It could be. First see how many eggs you can hold in your hand to see how much of a serving 2 eggs is for you. For me it would be half a serving. So if I used 2 eggs and leftover meat I would use at least a palm sized serving of the meat. 
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    praxisproject reacted to Mdln in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Thanks for clarifying! I've been thinking that my measly two eggs in the morning needed more something, so I've been throwing in the scramble about half a serving of whatever leftover meat I have in the fridge. Do you think the leftover protein combined with the two eggs in enough?
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    praxisproject reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    You most certainly can. Also remember that you can't always trust your hunger signals while things adjust. But if you just can't eat anymore saving it and eating it as a mini meal is a great option. Your body will adjust.
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    praxisproject reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    I am! I think one more would tip the ship. I remember reading in something Melissa posted that Dallas can hold more eggs when he is very hungry though. 
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    praxisproject reacted to SteFYI in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Are you telling me my egg portion size is 5 of these eggs?!  I think I can fit one more on here!

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    praxisproject reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    We as moderators see a lot of confusion around here on what constitutes a serving of eggs when eggs are your primary protein source. We tell you as many as you can hold in your hand without dropping but I still don't think people actually try this. So I thought I'd post a visual for you folks. It would be fun if other people added their own pictures too. Try the experiment.
    Context - I'm 5'4" female and these are large eggs.