praxisproject

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    praxisproject got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Icecream that's not SWYPO?   
    My coffee pops are in the Zoku! Hopefully they'll freeze before I melt lol
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Derval in Coconut oil and coconut butter...   
    Watch out for solid coconut stuff (often comes in a wrapped fridge block) that's uber-cheap, it may be nasty nasty Copha It smells weird and is loaded with trans fats.
    Some brands are annoying with the wording. Artisana Coconut Butter is thick like a nut paste (but white), it'll go hard when it's cold and sloppy when it's warm. We get a coconut oil in Australia from a brand called Loving Earth and while it's very nice, they annoying label it coconut butter, but it's just virgin coconut oil in a jar dark enough you can't see inside. The fat and carb counts will give away coconut oil vs coconut butter. The oil will be 0 carb and almost all (or all) fat.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Oh boy, I work in a restaurant!   
    You sound hungry, really hungry! Food envy is always higher if you're hungry.
    Have a chat with the chefs, print out a couple of the PDFs for them to keep, see if there's anything easy they can come up with (chefs can kick ass with eggs). They work for you, you pay them, they'll rise to the challenge You might find something they can make earlier in the night that you can eat later, if you're going for easy. Maybe add a Whole30 option to your daily menu? Sounds like the chicken would be, if it was made with ghee.
    I'm loving my homemade pesto (made with macadamia nuts and not too much garlic - to eat at work), spicy red curry and things cooked in duck fat.
    count how many times you typed delicious in your post You have an army of chefs at your disposal, use em
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    praxisproject reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from SpinSpin in Icecream that's not SWYPO?   
    I'm wondering if frozen weak coffee with coconut cream/milk would be okay. I'd rather something without the natural sugars in fruit.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from SpinSpin in Icecream that's not SWYPO?   
    I'm wondering if frozen weak coffee with coconut cream/milk would be okay. I'd rather something without the natural sugars in fruit.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Fi68 in Nut Butters   
    I like the Melrose nut butters we get here in Australia. Hazelnut is my favourite, then macadamia, then almond. I eat almond mostly though, cos the other ones are too yummy I like cashew too, but it's a lot higher in carbs.
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    praxisproject reacted to glimmer in Whole 30 Down Under   
    Day 2
    Breakfast leftover broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini , grated sweet potato, 2 eggs, coconut oil cooked up into bubble and squeak.
    lunch: lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, tuna, olive oil/vinegar, blueberries
    Dinner: modified damn fine chicken cooked on the barbie, sweet potato chips, lettuce, fennel,cucumber, tomato and carrot salad with olive oil/vinegar
    My workout was mid morning so felt no need for pre and post work out snacks, breakfast and lunch was enough.
    Not missing milk in coffee which is good. Feeling surprisingly good..was expecting to feel awful today (Day2 hangover). Maybe that will hit tomorrow. I am surprised at my low inclination to eat fruit as I tend to be a bit OTT on the stuff especially in summer.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from SassieM in Starting January 2nd, 2013   
    I am in, starting 2nd of January 2013. Not new to low carb, new to Paleo and Whole30. Any Aussies out there?
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    Dinner was beef bolognese with lots of oregano and organic tomatoes, on a bed of baby spinach cooked in ghee. The spinach was amazing, I will be keeping ghee for cooking post-Whole30.
    Breakfast today was beef bolognese and an avocado. I had nasty leg cramps last night, my own fault, I've been slack about taking my magnesium for a few weeks and it caught up with me. Bit tired today due to the lack of sleep, so my appetite will probably be a little lower today.
    Lunch packed last night, big italian salad with homemade pesto, a hot smoked salmon fillet, heirloom tomatoes, raspberries and almond butter.
    Getting ready for a massive heat wave in my state of Victoria, the fire authorities have compared this to Black Saturday and a number of other high-death-toll (from bushfires) heat waves. Need to keep hydrated today and stay out of the sun.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Derval in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    \o/ Snacking is allowed, it'll be avocado and chicken, so I'll take more time to prep my dinner & lunch tomorrow.
    My lunch today was awesome. I really like my new lunchboxes from New Zealand, good portion size and hold my little Decor dressing containers inside (tall enough).
    New food things I have already done on Whole30:
    * Cooked with ghee (silly, but I have never bought any for home before, although I use butter and have cooked with it in the past)
    * Made my own pesto
    * Had nut butter as part of a meal
    * Packed a dressing (pesto) for my salad
    * Made Zoodles
    * Made my own nut milk
    * Made my breakfast AND lunch the night before
    * Eat as soon as I got up (this usually makes me feel sick, but today I not only stomached my breakfast but I enjoyed it!)
    * Booked a meal out at a Paleo restaurant
    * Made cold brewed coffee
    * Had plain coconut milk in my coffee
    * Had coffee at home before work and no coffee at work
    * Researched how to make my own mustard
    * Ate heirloom tomatoes
    * Packed a sliced lime to have in my water at work
    and I haven't even made dinner yet!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from cpb in Coconut sugar in coconut aminos   
    Thank you for this post, I nearly bought the same sugar-filled product, Niulife brand.
    Did you ever find one without sugar?
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Derval in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    If it's half as good as breakfast, I'll be happy Breakfast was awesome, I don't usually eat quite so much for breakfast, but I usually snack. Looking forward to a 3 meal day. I ate as soon as I got up, going to try and keep this pattern for Whole30, see if I can retrain my metabolism.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Derval in Melbourne, Australia goes Whole30   
    If it's half as good as breakfast, I'll be happy Breakfast was awesome, I don't usually eat quite so much for breakfast, but I usually snack. Looking forward to a 3 meal day. I ate as soon as I got up, going to try and keep this pattern for Whole30, see if I can retrain my metabolism.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from the_wendy_house in Milk substitute   
    It's really easy (but takes soaking time for all nuts except brazil & hazelnuts) to make your own nut milk: http://detoxinista.com/2010/11/dont-wait-another-minute/