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    praxisproject got a reaction from Saramariz in January 2nd start date   
    Hi Saramariz Melbourne here, lots of Aussies in this Food Sourcing thread
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    praxisproject reacted to jmcbn in Holiday Sugar Issues!   
    Increase your fat intake - particularly when a craving strikes
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    praxisproject reacted to Ladybugbutt in Older women following Whole30   
    Started a "fresh" W30 today.  I fell face-first into a (bottomless) plate of cookies back in mid-October, and I have managed to eat myself back into arthritic hands, achey joints, acne, mood  name it.   I'm an "all-or-nothing" girl!   
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    praxisproject reacted to kirkor in Meal planning for more than 4-5 hours between meals   
    And just for the sake of adding more options to think about, make your packed lunch really big, and then eat off of it a couple times during the day.
    Also for the inevitable "stuff happens" days, have cans of sardines or something kept at work.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Karen in First W30...Early Period   
    I asked a doc about this a few years back, and this was his theory:
    If your body works out it's healthier now than before and you're not pregnant, it knows it can grow a healthier baby by starting from scratch.
    While there may be more to it than that, makes sense.
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    praxisproject reacted to violetta in Stomach problems   
    Here is my update after visit to gastroenterologist.  No problems visible in my stomach, biopsy fine.  The GE suggested that my problem could be bile leaking into esophagus so gave me sucralphate, the generic for Caraphate, and it has been wonderful.  No more stomach burning, burping, stomach aches, getting up early to eat and make it better.  I feel like a regular person and think I could begin another Whole 30 soon.  It coats my stomach and keeps the burning from happening and seems to have few side effects.  She said I could use it forever, unlike PPIs that are time limited and have huge side effects.
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    praxisproject reacted to ArtFossil in Stomach problems   
    Violetta, I think we did Whole30s last year about the same time, so I've read a lot of your posts and have commented about acid reflux and have noticed your ongoing digestive issues. 
    I would consider finding a good gastroenterologist. This might take some time. 
    Right away, I'd get tested for a pyloric ulcer. Your internist can do that. 
    And if I were you I'd consider stopping all the herbs or supplements until you get a handle on the food in your diet as jumping back and forth trying all sorts of remedies may make it harder to diagnose the problems or to consider how specific foods effect you. If you're going to eliminate a food, give it a good test--2 or 3 weeks at least. 
    And if you have reflux (and this may be in addition to other things) raising the head of your bed can help tremendously but you have to give yourself time--again, 2 or 3 weeks--to adjust.
    As I've noted before, proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and Prevacid can be necessary to treat acid reflux but you really shouldn't take them for a few days, quit, and start again as they have a rebound effect and must be tapered off very slowly. 
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Oh the Irony in January 2nd start date   
    for Oh the Irony and any other ear sufferers, if you notice your symptoms go away during Whole30, pay extra attention during Reintroductions after you finish, keep a food diary.
    Some know ear-irritants include dairy and peanuts (surprise!), but really, anything which causes inflammation can cause this feeling.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from CyndiG in Meal planning for more than 4-5 hours between meals   
    If you have some variations in your day which make timings a bit flexy, a template-ratio soup makes it easy to adjust portions for a mini meal bonus is it can be a whole meal if you need it too.
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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Haven't Eaten Meat in a While...   
    Check out this "Meat Primer" for people such as yourself that are newer to including animal protein.
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    praxisproject reacted to jmcbn in Canned tomato and sauce   
    Yes, just the ingredient list.
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    praxisproject reacted to jmcbn in Canned tomato and sauce   
    Take a look at the ingredient list, NOT the nutritional advice. If there is sugar listed in the ingredients then it's out. Tomatoes have naturally occuring sugar which is why it would appear in the nutritional advice.
    The ingredients list is King.
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    praxisproject reacted to ShannonM816 in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    Bacon freezes well -- if you have trouble finding it, you might consider buying multiple packages and freezing them until you need them (although you probably shouldn't eat it every day anyway). There are some places that you can order online as well, I know US Wellness Meats has some, and then I think online shopping places like Thrive Market also have some options.
    For meal planning, I prefer a weekly cookup -- prepping enough food one day on the weekend that you don't have to do much more than reheat items throughout the week.  I tend to keep most of my meats seasoned pretty simply -- salt & pepper, usually some garlic and onion -- and then change up the flavors with sauces or dips or just by changing up my vegetables.
    As far as your kids, I know a lot of people do sort of a combo thing -- most of the meal is compliant, but there are some non-compliant extras for family members not doing Whole30. So, do tacos with compliant taco meat, you have yours in lettuce wraps or as a taco salad with lots of veggies, they can have theirs in taco shells or tortillas -- salsa and guacamole (and olives if you like them on your tacos) are easy to find or make compliant versions of, and then if they want cheese or sour cream, they add that. Or, make burger patties that are compliant, with oven baked "fries" -- they can have a bun for theirs, you can have yours using sweet potato slices or portabella mushrooms for buns, or have them wrapped in lettuce or collard green leaves or just as a hamburger steak or crumbled up in a salad. Again, some possible toppings you can find compliant versions of -- pickles, mayo, mustard, tomatoes, onions, other vegetables, and then let them add cheese or whatever they want on theirs. It's not quite making them eat Whole30, but it saves you time on the food prep.
    For actual compliant recipes they might like, it's hard to say for sure without knowing what kinds of foods they eat, but in general, would they not eat pot roast or stew or grilled or baked chicken with whatever vegetables you make for sides? If you wanted, you could fix them some rice or some bread to go with theirs. If you have a slow cooker, you could do something like Kalua Pork or a whole roast chicken, have that with a baked potato or sweet potato (they can top theirs with whatever they like -- you can use ghee or olive oil, salt & pepper for a regular potato, or ghee or coconut oil and some cinnamon on a sweet potato), maybe some green beans, broccoli salad, or just a nice salad. It's not specifically kids' foods, but it's food that most people should be okay with eating.
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    praxisproject reacted to airlinefood in Cliche' but starting Jan. 1st   
    Hi guys, and surprisingly, this thread has a few actual "guys" in it. I'm Steve, a 47 year old airline pilot, father of 3 teens. Starting my first Whole30 on Jan 1st with you all. Please let me join in and support all of you.  I requested to join the FB group, but I'm not a huge social media guy, just occasionally on it.
    Best of luck to you all, and best of health most of all. I'm doing this to be an active great-grandpa someday!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Oh the Irony in January 2nd start date   
    for Oh the Irony and any other ear sufferers, if you notice your symptoms go away during Whole30, pay extra attention during Reintroductions after you finish, keep a food diary.
    Some know ear-irritants include dairy and peanuts (surprise!), but really, anything which causes inflammation can cause this feeling.
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    praxisproject reacted to ShannonM816 in I found sugar free bacon at costco!   
    Bacon is a fat source, fat tends to have a lot of calories. Consider that other fat options include 1/2 to a whole avocado and according to google, a whole avocado could have 322 calories. Or olives -- if one olive weighs about 11 grams (I found a site where someone actually weighed one olive, no idea why, but helpful here), and a serving for our purposes is a heaping handful, which for me is about 16 olives (my hand smell very olive-y now), so 16x11=176 grams, and again, according to numbers found on google for just general olives, that's about 200 calories (202.4 if you want the exact number I calculated). So it comes down to 1-2 slices of the Pederson's pork bacon, or 3-4 slices of the turkey bacon -- I'd rather have slightly less of the regular, as it tastes better to me than the turkey.
    You do actually need fat. Some vitamins are fat soluble, so you could eat all the vegetables in the world, but if you're not eating fat with them, some of those vitamins won't ever be absorbed and used by your body. Plus, fat is good for brain health, for skin, nails, and hair, and it helps to keep you feeling satisfied between meals so that you don't go back and nibble a bit here, and a bit there, and ultimately end up adding as many calories, or possibly more, than you would have had if you'd just eaten the bacon in the first place.
    And if you're still concerned about the calories, remember that when you're eating Whole30, you're not eating a lot of calorie dense foods like sugary stuff or grains, which tend to have more calories than meat and vegetables. So even though the numbers on that piece of bacon seem shocking to you, if you're putting that bacon on a salad with lots of vegetables, some sliced chicken, some dressing, the rest of that salad isn't adding a huge number of calories, and overall, you're having a very nutrient-dense meal, as opposed to a calorie-dense but nutrient-poor meal that many people would eat.
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    praxisproject reacted to Uni_corndog0625 in I found sugar free bacon at costco!   
    Thanks for the response, I feel a lot less guilty about it now  I have a slice on my shrimp salad as we speak.  Sometimes, I suffer from some guilt after eating other things (besides bacon) that, logically, I know aren't that bad for me, so I'll definitely keep in mind fat-soluble vitamins!
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    praxisproject reacted to ShannonM816 in bbq sauce and ranch trouble   
    The mayo in the book is probably homemade. If there's not a recipe in the book, or if you just want a super easy version, I use this one:
    For the mustard, if you can't find a compliant dijon, try a stone ground mustard or some other variety instead -- it may be a slightly different flavor but should be okay. I'd probably just avoid plain yellow mustard unless that's all you can find.
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    praxisproject reacted to CCLaymon in November Whole30...The Saga Continues   
    Melissa, if I have any advice on the whole family Whole30 it's this: have a clarifying conversation ahead of time about their expectations.  As my husband has told me several times in the last 6 weeks that we was on board with the Whole30, I ASSUMED that meant he was on the Whole 30!  In his mind, he's close and he's counting it.   I keep questioning him, and it gets a little dicey. So, know ahead of time if a little something slips in, are they ok with it, or are they gung-ho in it and want you to be correcting them? I think if you establish the ground rules ahead of time you'll save yourself some anxiety and cross words.
    On the other hand, my son is often eating Whole30, and doesn't even know the difference. We don't discuss it at all.
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    praxisproject reacted to laurasmith in January 2nd start date   
    Same here! I finished my first in August. I'm ready to feel that tiger blood again!
    Here's to a great Round 2! 
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    praxisproject reacted to rebbeca in January 2nd start date   
    I also love my coffee with creamer. In my previous round of Whole30 I switched to drinking black tea because I couldn't drink my coffee black. I slid right back into sweet/creamy coffee after that round ended though so I'm back for Round 2 this month. Enjoyed my earl grey tea this morning!
    Good luck to you!
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    praxisproject reacted to TechnoTribalGirl in January 2nd start date   
    Starting today too!  Up early and made breakfast sausage from the Whole30 book (mostly to freeze, didn't get to it yesterday) and then made breakfast.  An egg scramble with some chopped veggies and a bit of leftover chicken from making the protein salad.  Plus some side veggies and some avocado.  I decided on tea for now, rather than doing black coffee.  Feeling good so far!
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    praxisproject reacted to gilmore07 in January 2nd start date   
    Starting my second round today! I first attempted Whole30 in October, and did really well until the 3rd week. I noticed a difference in how I felt and looked, so I want to see how much better I'll feel January 31. I look forward to getting to know all of you!
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    praxisproject reacted to Urnesha in First start but already having a hard time   
    Good point! benefits of living in the tropics.
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    praxisproject reacted to Urnesha in First start but already having a hard time   
    Okay great. I bought a nice sized bottle of coconut oil today so I should be good to go.  Thanks!