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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 got a reaction from XDools in Sourcing food in Australia   
    For those in the Eastern side of Melbourne, check out the new Wholefood Merchants superstore, biggest health food store in Melbourne! (it's a bit like a Bunnings, with a vegetarian café).

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    praxisproject reacted to Alisonlcarver in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You know someone is doing a Whole 30 when they want to make mayonnaise with an immersion blender but they don't want to wake up their husband who is sleeping in the apartment bedroom adjacent to the kitchen, so they go to the second bedroom, close the door, then go into the bathroom, close the door, and make their loud mayonnaise within the confines of the bathroom.
    I may have just done this...
    What! I needed a mayo fix!
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    praxisproject reacted to OMalley576 in Chipotle?   
    I did some digging on this REALLY OLD topic today (those of you getting a ping, please don't hate).  I'm jumping to a conclusion here, but I think that Chipotle has stopped using Soybean Oil in the way that previous posts have described in this thread.  In posts dating back to 2012 and 2013 other members have mentioned that Soybean Oil was used to cook all meats except the carnitas.  Today (Jan 7, 2016), Chipotle's ingredient list website shows that all meats are cooked with Rice Bran Oil, and NOTHING is listed as using or being cooked in Soybean Oil - not even things other than meats - "Soybean Oil" and "Soy Oil" don't even appear on the entire page!  The only mention of soy at all is in the Sofritas, a soy-based meat-substitute (it's kind of required that it contains soy!).  
    SO!  My conclusion-jumping was to assume that they have replaced Soybean Oil with Rice Bran Oil.  And since Soy is a known allergen to many, it would make sense for them to make this move, as they are a conscientious business.  
    The Chipotle website does still make some blanket statements about cross-contamination always being possible, and that there are no guarantees that a particular ingredient doesn't end up where it's not supposed to.  (Hello life, where there are approximately zero-point-zero guarantees!)  If you are an ultra-pure-purist, then you might decide that Chipotle is 100% out for you because the Rice Bran Oil or Soy from other foods, could just maybe end up in your meal.  The blanket statement also points out that this could happen in the field, or in processing the food before it gets to Chipotle.  So, the old adage: YMM.
    Looking back at the ingredients list and allergen statements, we see that the Carnitas is cooked with Sunflower Oil only, and all other meats are cooked with Rice Bran Oil.  Rice Bran Oil is NOT Whole30 compliant.  Sunflower Oil is something Whole30ers should avoid when possible, but is almost unavoidable in the dining-out world.  So all meats, except for Carnitas, are still ruled out.  Boo.  But Carnitas are daggum yummy in my book, so I'll take it as a win - after all this still means (to this guy) that Chipotle CAN BE Whole30-compliant, when done right.
    But what else can we have?  Fortunately that list is shorter than what we can't have.  Well, I say "fortunately" because that means it keeps things simple, and I'm a fan of simplicity.
    Based on the ingredient lists and allergen statements, I believe the following to be Whole30-compliant.  BUT I AM NOT A WHOLE30 EXPERT </legalDisclaimer>.
    Carnitas Romaine Lettuce Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa Tomato Salsa Guacamole  
    It is worth pointing out, specifically, sadly, that the Fajita Vegetables are NOT Whole30 compliant because they are cooked in Rice Bran Oil.  
    But, as a previous poster pointed out, we can try asking for RAW veggies!  WHOOHOO!  Maybe if enough of us ask Chipotle's Corporate Machine to try using the Sunflower Oil on the veggies, instead, perhaps they will.  Perhaps they will.  
    ~~~~Sources Pulled Jan-07-2016
    Chipotle Ingredient Lists
    Chipotle Allergen Statement
    See section “Limit Vegetable Oils"
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    praxisproject reacted to ultrarunnergirl in What type of sprouts are best   
    You only want to eat the sprout part, it's the seed that you want to avoid. Keep letting them sprout until they resemble the ones you describe in the store.
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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 got a reaction from XDools in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Oh, and this isn't food, but if you're signing up for the Whole30 Daily, pick your start date 1 day earlier as they arrive late in the day, Aussie time
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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 PNewll in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I am so glad and encouraged to find this thread. I am type 2 and am doing this because my doctor told me to.
    (I switched doctors when the last one said the only thing he had in his toolbox was insulin...I wanted other options)
    I really appreciate everyone's input. I am on Day 2 and yesterday really crashed at 3:30. I will carry an RX bar for sure
    and that protein salad at lunch will probably double! I think the suggestions of no fruit in the morning is a good one for me.
    THANKS y'all. And Happy New Year
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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 jdubkc in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    …..when your weekly shipments from the FedEx truck are Primal jerky instead of clothing.
    …..when you get together with your friends at the coffee shop and whip out your little tupperware container of coconut milk to dump in your coffee.
    …..when you get looks in the checkout line because you just bought ten cans of olives and five packages of Pederson's bacon.  And that's it.
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    praxisproject reacted to missmary in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    you know somebody is doing a whole30 see them looking confused in the produce department with the whole30 book, a notebook, mom, dad and two kids all working together to try and figure out what they need to buy.
    Ok, this wasn't me, but I really wanted to give them a big hug, lol.
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    praxisproject reacted to Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
    Recently I had lunch with my boss.  I had been explaining why grains could be potentially bad for people. Then our plates arrived.
    B:  How is it that you will eat a potato but bread and pasta you won't eat and consider them bad for you?
    M: Easy.  A potato is a vegetable.  Vegetables on average don't bother me.
    Clearly he thought in his mind that I was doing some form of Atkins.....
    Although truth be told I have never totally explained what a whole 30 was.  I have always told him that I eat mostly whole unprocessed foods which focuses on protein, vegetables and fruit, and healthy fats.
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    praxisproject reacted to thegoldengrahamgirl in The crazy things people say   
    I had to dig this post up from 2.5 years ago - there's eerily some truth to it.
    Re: eggs =/= dairy - I don't think that you can be too harsh on people.  The food pyramid (great bastion of the SAD diet and taught in most, if not all, North American public schools) has eggs in the dairy quadrant (or band of the "rainbow" in the new scheme), along with milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, etc.  Not sure why.  Would make more sense in the "meats & alternatives" where they have the fish, tofu, beans and legumes.
    Fascinating reading on the "marketing" of the food pyramid (and myriad other subjects) is in Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto."  He certainly points out how little "real food" there is in grocery and supermarkets these days.
    -Lauren (GGG)
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    praxisproject reacted to Starrynight85 in The crazy things people say   
    So on the "eggs are dairy" topic
    I worked at a Gluten-free and allergen friendly baker for about a year. Absolutely loved the job, had to leave because the owners were bat crap crazy. So we had to know every ingredient in all the products, over 100 products total. It was crazy but we were dealing with people who could die if they ate eggs, dairy, nuts. 
    So when a new customer comes in the first thing we would do was ask them what they could not have and mark up our menu with everything they could/couldn't have. Everything is marked with "EF" egg free, "DF" dairy free and so on. I can not tell you how many times people would come in and say they couldn't have dairy and I was like awesome, you can have everything but 2 things. Then as I'm showing them what they can have they see the "EF" and ask what that means. I say Egg free, and suddenly its "oh I can't eat eggs!" These are people with sever reactions to eggs, like throat closes up and they die and they didn't know that eggs are not dairy. It was sad and terrifying that their doctors never explained it to them. 
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    praxisproject reacted to jmcbn in Chicken of the Sea?   
    Soy is one of the big 8 allergens - if there was soy in it it would HAVE to be listed in the ingredients.

    You're good to go with these.
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    praxisproject reacted to rachelml in Racing Heart   
    This racing heart used to happen to me all the time, especially at night like you explained. It happened because I was eating something that I could not tolerate (for me it was coconut or sugar). After cutting these out, this rarely happens!! Start right down everything you eat... and then mark down when your hear starts racing--I am sure you find a correlation 
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    praxisproject reacted to Munkers in Racing Heart   
    For me, a racing heartbeat is an indication that I've inadvertently consumed something I'm not supposed to. The usual culprit is gluten.
    Beware of "normal" thyroid numbers. If you have Hashimoto's there is evidence that your thyroid moves between underproducing and overproducing so your panels can appear normal at the time of the blood draw, but they may not stay in that range all the time. An uptick in thyroid hormones can cause similar symptoms.
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    praxisproject reacted to leaC in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Hello to all the Aussies out there. You are VERY quiet!
    Not sure if anyone lives in the North West of Sydney (like me), but I just happened upon an amazing place called "Flame N Chooks" Lebanese Cuisine, at Round Corner, Dural. Check out their FB page
    These guys are open 7 days, they offer gorgeous homemade Lebanese food without added sugar, gluten, other nasties. Even their tabouli is gluten free (no cracked wheat)! They have grilled fish, butterflied grilled chicken with lemon & fresh locally grown herbs - a Whole30er's gourmet delight!
    I bought enough food there today for lunch AND dinner, and next time I'm doing a Macca's run for my teenagers, our nearby take-away option will be this place!!!
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    praxisproject reacted to leaC in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Hi Lady Shanny, yes true, but this IS an Emergency Kit - not a daily food substituion. Canola is compliant as you say in eating out circumstances - so my decision to allow it in an emergency won't let me lose any sleep. Shame I couldn't find the olive oil variety here in Australia...