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    praxisproject reacted to Trina1960 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Got coconut aminos in Busselton at a health food shop so sure to be some somewherem in Sydney..
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    praxisproject reacted to CrunchyLutheranMommy in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    The Whole 9 Cruise Line!

    Seriously!  That would be AMAZING.  A 30 day cruise (hey we're dreaming right?).  All food served in the restaurants on the cruise liner are, naturally, W30 compliant with such a creative menu that no one would ever get bored.  There would be workshops available for every one of the nine factors, with theory to help us understand exactly why each one is important and practical tips to start creating good habits.  Not to mention, what better place for exercise, relaxation and FUN than a cruise ship!  Massage therapists, jacuzzi tubs, games, basketball courts, a running deck, fitness room, live entertainment... the possibilities are endless.

    Each guest on the cruise would get to pick one of the nine factors that they want to focus on during their stay.  Depending on that, they get bonus treats.  For example, if you decided that you wanted to focus on nutrition, perhaps you would get to pick three or four of your favorite meals and have one of Whole 9 Cruise's master chefs teach you step by step how to make each recipe so you have some ammunition when you get home!  Or if you chose relaxation you would get a few free vouchers to the massage therapist and some personal lessons in relaxation technique.  Or if you chose fun and play you would get a free excursion for every two workshops you attend on the topic!
    The destination would have to be the Mediterranean Sea, because it's my dream right now and that's where I would go if I could!  Every port would have the typical touristy and adventuresome excursion options, but there would also be Whole30 tour guides available to walk you through local restaurants and food stands to show you how to enjoy all the best W30 compliant options in the native city. 
    Everyone would get their very own complimentary copy of "It Starts with Food" and we would all take time during the 30 day trip to read (or reread) it, perhaps with a daily reading guide and Q&A time every week.  If I had the time and the resources and also lived in a reality where this existed I would totally do it!

    (And FYI if this ever actually comes into existence I know I will, of course, be given a complimentary cruise for being so brilliant  )
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    praxisproject reacted to JafaGirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Lesley, I haven't been able to find any compliant Coconut Aminos other than the Banaban aminos online from The Coconut Shop - everywhere I have looked there has only been the Niulife brand which is non-compliant (coconut sugar etc.) Really frustrating!
    Though if you're anywhere near Granville, The Coconut Shop has a store there.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from lesley2014 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Do you think I could do it with basa? I mostly only cook salmon (fish lazy lol) and prawns
    Oh, tried something new today, love it, passionfruit & coconut butter!
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    praxisproject reacted to Karen in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    More carbs is the only way I can keep my cycle on track when Whole30-ing.  I have to make an effort to eat lots of starchy carbs (and find I have to add in a bit of rice to keep my cycle on track, too) or it takes a long hiatus.  I know there are a lot of folks that will tell you the Whole30 isn't low carb, but that's how I tend to eat when I'm Whole30-ing so I really have to try to increase those carbs. 
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    praxisproject reacted to ARamstead in Kombucha   
    Fair enough!
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    praxisproject reacted to Juice06870 in Kombucha   
    I think it might be able to be summed up in accordance with one of the main points in the book - food will either make you healthier or it will make you unhealthier.
    In the case of Kombucha, you are getting the benefit of the antioxidants, probiotics and vitamins.  Thus it makes you healthier.  
    On the other hand, there are no such health benefits from a beer, a shot or a glass of wine, which is why they are restricted.
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    praxisproject reacted to Robin Strathdee in Kombucha   
    ARamstead- I can see what you're saying, and understand your point. With all of these rules, there's an extensive thought process behind what is and isn't allowed.
    In the case of kombucha, with some brands and home brews there is a *chance* of alcohol, not a guarantee. We aren't ruling it out on a chance, especially when there is such benefit to be had. But, with alcohol products, you are guaranteed alcohol at the start and the hope is that there is minimal alcohol left.
    In my mind, that's a big difference.
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    praxisproject reacted to Tom Denham in Kombucha   
    Amber is right. We have refined our comments about kombucha over time. At first, I would not buy any GT Dave's product that listed more than 2 grams of sugar in the macronutrient report section, but the issue is added sugar, not the sugar from the original fruit ingredients. I still avoid the higher sugar drinks because I don't like them as much. I recommend avoiding the drinks like Guava Goddess because the sweetness may embolden sugar dragons, but they are officially acceptable. 
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    praxisproject reacted to amberino21 in Kombucha   
    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation.
    If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
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    praxisproject got a reaction from amberino21 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    New Mojo flavour is out, Passionfruit. Available in WA first, in the eastern states in 2014.
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    praxisproject reacted to jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I just opened a bottle of hibiscus ginger and it spewed forth like a mighty geyser. I consider it a great personal triumph.
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    praxisproject reacted to Katharine D. in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    A walking vacation, pretty much anywhere in Europe, during the shoulder season in the autumn, when it's still warm-ish but not overrun with tourists. I would walk from town to town, with an interesting group of people, study the art and architecture, take lots of great photos, and have all Whole30 compliant meals prepared by a creative and resourceful chef. I make so many decisions and plans every day that the vacation part is not having to do the thinking or the planning! I think this kind of vacation would be centered around self improvement, active recovery, exercise and stress management!
    Does anyone want to start a Whole30 travel co.?
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    praxisproject reacted to Renee Lee in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I don't necessarily care where I go....
    I just want to hire Johnny to cook for me
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    praxisproject reacted to Johnny M in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Hawaii is an amazing place for whole30 vacationing. I spent some time on the big island 2 years ago and most of what I ate was local, sustainable food. Most lunches were fresh grilled fish topped with mango salsa...side dishes were grilled veggies and desserts were fresh fruit and berries. Even my cocktails were passion fruit infused vodka with club soda which while not whole30, is a good compromise for me when not being strict.
    I also had a great trip to the dominican republic a few years ago where at most meals there was some kind of plain bbq option. IN fact we took a catamaran to an island somewhere in the Caribbean one day and lunch was an outside cookout with all kinds of meats cooked to order in front of us.
    Hawaii is extremely conducive to play and the whole environment is laid back and stress free. So much so that locals I talked to said it's often advantageous for children to leave the islands for education because they want them challenged in ways the islands don't provide...but that makes it a great escape for the rest of us. Exercise and active recovery is plentiful with things like paddleboarding, surfing, swimming.
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    praxisproject reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would go to Costa Rica (we've been trying to plan a trip there for ages). We'd rent a house on the beach, close enough to town that we could hit the market for fresh produce and fish. Our house would have an awesome kitchen, where we'd cook all of our own food... but we'd also have daily cleaning service, so we never had to clean up after ourselves.
    Fresh fish and seafood, mango salsa (we'd go during mango season, of course), fruit smoothies (because when you're on vacation, it's okay to go a little crazy), and tons and tons of fresh salads, because when I'm south of the border, I'm always craving greens.
    There would also be this little place in town that served pulled pork, chicken, and beef, and they could make us lettuce tacos with fresh salsa and mole sauce any time we asked. Yum.
    I'd focus a ton of fun and play, and surf, paddleboard, and do yoga. There would also be awesome mountain biking trails nearby in the hills (hey, it's MY vacation), and we'd take our bikes up there a few times, too.
    And we'd find an awesome, giant boat to take us fishing and snorkeling, and we'd eat fish we caught right off the boat, sushi-style. I forgot about that part.
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    praxisproject reacted to Zoodles in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Was just at Harris Farm, they have fillets of wild boar and venison now! Apparently they have "minimal human handling"… wasn't really clear if it was actually wild or not, but might be interesting to try one day! Definitely a treat at $13 for one (200g) fillet!
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    praxisproject got a reaction from amberino21 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Our local woolies is terrible, barely has any vegetables (bakery section is 4 times the size of the veggies!)
    Our coles still has King Island beef, but my organic chicken has gone and the organic veggie section now seems to just be dates, carrots (sometimes) and white potatoes We seem to have retained organic eggs though.
    On the plus side a bunch of places now deliver to me who didn't used to: Victoria Organic Delivery & Organic Angels. Both have lovely organic berries.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from melbournegirl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For anyone who travels through Melbourne near Flinders St station, there is an organics store there now called Habib Wholefoods. Bit expensive, some things are vegan/soy/sugary/agave but lots of organic things, including Mojo Komboucha, meat and dairy (if you can have it).
    [Edit: pass on the non-chicken meat, although it's organic, the red meat is ALL grain fed  
    Things I buy from Habib's:
    Isola Bio Coconut Cream in a tiny (expensive) 200ml mini-tetra pack - beware the similar looking Isola Coconut Rice drink which comes in a larger size, it's not the same product but the box looks very similar.
    This one thickens up USA-style in the fridge! (as it has guar gum in it)
    Perfect for using as a fluffy "whipped cream" - but I actually buy it because it's a sealed portable coconut serve I can keep in my bag for coffee in cafes - 100ml is about a serve for me, so I use half and then put the leftover half in the fridge. It's hard to pour if cold (need to squeeze it out like toothpaste), so don't fridge it before you open it unless you want whipped cream.
    Loving Earth products - very expensive, but good if you're caught short.
    Mojo Komboucha
    Organic veggies - watch the labels, not everything fresh is organic, the berries rarely are.

    The odd gluten-free treat, but most of these have too many dates/sugars for me.

    Avoid: Most of the fresh salads are gluten free, but almost all of them contain soy, tofu, sugars and either beans or pseudo-grains. There also are many complaints that the salads are v expensive by weight (they're all pretty heavy/wet salads, not light ones).
    The stocking levels are strange in this store, don't wait to buy something, if it runs out, it may be gone for weeks. ]
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    praxisproject got a reaction from KimmyW in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Sad news, can no longer get the Bertocchi Porchetta at my Coles. Have yet to see the butcher to ask if he can get it back in.
    [update: sadly, porky was only for Christmas Good news, it will likely be back again next holiday season]
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    praxisproject got a reaction from amberino21 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Success! For those wanting a coconut yoghurt, easy recipe for Aussies (adapted from FeedMeRachel's):
    1 x can of undrained Ayam Coconut Cream (270ml)
    4 x Dairy Free Inner Health Plus capsules
    In a glass jar, put coconut cream, empty 4 capsules into jar (throw out crispy capsule shells), stir madly, put in fridge and patiently wait 2-3 days.
    Coconut yoghurt, no sweeteners, no additives, dairy free
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    praxisproject got a reaction from amberino21 in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Success! For those wanting a coconut yoghurt, easy recipe for Aussies (adapted from FeedMeRachel's):
    1 x can of undrained Ayam Coconut Cream (270ml)
    4 x Dairy Free Inner Health Plus capsules
    In a glass jar, put coconut cream, empty 4 capsules into jar (throw out crispy capsule shells), stir madly, put in fridge and patiently wait 2-3 days.
    Coconut yoghurt, no sweeteners, no additives, dairy free
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    praxisproject reacted to missmariss in Don't over think this.   
    First round at the Whole30 and day 12 is going great! Finally having more energy. However i just learned I need to lay off the dates... 
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    praxisproject reacted to Chiara in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you!  That is very helpful.  I guess I took the "start now, don't delay" a little too seriously and I need to catch up on a few of the details.  Your help was much appreciated!
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    praxisproject reacted to GFChris in Don't over think this.   
    Smoothies are not encouraged on a Whole30. The idea is to chew your food rather than drink it. Chewing food tends to be more satiating than drinking food. Further, there can be a tendency to overload on fruit all at once when having smoothies, vs. having the recommended 1-2 servings of fruit per day on the Whole30.  A fruit serving on the Whole30 is the size of your fist.
    If you don't have the ISWF book yet, here are some places to start on familiarizing yourself with the Whole30:
    - Overview with links to several helpful documents
    - The Whole30 program.
    - The Whole30 meal template. Basically your bible for how to structure every meal: