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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I hate to burst your bubble but the Canola Oil in the seaweed would make it....er.....technically non compliant. Canola is only permitted if you are eating out and cannot avoid it, not if you are purchasing ingredients or food products. :'(
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    praxisproject reacted to leaC in Sourcing food in Australia   
    OK, here it is:
     
    Recently in #10 of the bi-weekly Wholesome email http://whole30.com/2...oot-provisions/, they talked about 'Food on the Fly' and in particular a W30 Emergency Kit by Barefoot Provisions (for $45). This contained:
     
    3 complete mini-meals
    3 protein-only options
    3 healthy fat options
    3 veggie options
     
    The idea of which was, if you find yourself in a position where 'proper' compliant food is not available, and leaves you either having to skip a meal or makes you consider eating non compliant food, these 'processed' food options are a great backup.
     
    Of course living in Australia, I couldn't purchase the kit, in particular the jerky. So I went on a quest to create my own kit, covering off the above 4 options.
     
    If you're living in Australia, maybe this will help you...
     

     
    These were the only compliant products I could find...
     
    Complete mini-meal - Combination of the below
    Fruit only snack option (not to be eaten on its own) - FRUIT WISE 100% FRUIT - Ingredients: Dehydrated apple & apricot
    Protein-only option - TRAVEL LITE TUCKER - Ingredients: King Island Prime Beef Jerk, Celtic & Rock Sea Salts
    Healthy fat option - Nuts!
    Veggie option - ORGANIC PREMIUM SEASONED LAVER (SEAWEED) Ingredients: Organic Laver, Organic Canola Oil, Sea Salt.
    Veggie & Healthy Fat Option - FLATS (Zucchini & Almond) Ingredients: Zucchini, Almonds, Linseed, Water, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Thyme, Salt, Spices.
    Note: I thought the SOMBA BITE (Fig & Wild Citrus) was compliant, but contains: Organic Figs, Organic Cashews, Organic Almonds, Organic Macadamias, Organic Pea Protein , Organic Coconut, Lemon Myrtle Blend, Orance Juice Powder, Kakadu Plum, Rosemary Extract, Himilayan Salt (just one pesky non-compliant ingredient)...
     
    Total cost for 3 mini meals, 3 veggie options, 3 protein only options, 3 fat only options - approx A$38.00.
     
    If you're in another country, maybe you could create your own emergency kit? Lot's of luck everyone..... xx
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    praxisproject reacted to leaC in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Woo hoo! Received my pack of jerky from Tassie today. I'm just getting together all the photos of the products I've selected for my 'Emergency Kit' and I'll share them with you soon....I'm starting my 2nd W30 on Sunday (March 1st) with a bunch of newbies, & some 2nd timers. Are there any Aussies looking to join us on March 1st?
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    praxisproject reacted to leaC in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Hey Praxisproject - I agree re: the berries. I don't want Hep A so as long as we're not eating the berries from China, I think we should be OK.
     
    Yes, that's what I thought re: the Emergency Kit products that contained meat. They're the ones that we can't import as you say.
     
    The snack packs included in the Barefoot Provisions Emergency Kit cover the following categories so you can either have a complete mini meal, or use one of the other options and add it to your meal so you CAN create a complete meal in a flash.
    3 complete mini-meals 3 protein-only options 3 healthy fat options 3 veggie options I might investigate this and see if I can come up with my own 'Aussie W30 Emergency Kit'  of course I'll share my findings with you! Don't you wish you owned a dehydrator in times like this....my vegetarian friend has a dehydrator, but I think it would be a bit off, asking her to bake some meat & fruit bars for me....  
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    praxisproject reacted to leaC in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Oh WOW! I can't believe I finally found this thread guys!!!! I've met a few of you (Praxisproject) etc on other threads, but didn't know this Aussie one existed till now!
     
    I completed my first W30 on Jan 1 this year, and am doing another one on March 1 (via this new thread http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/25294-starting-march-1/),  with hubby this time.
     
    After reading through the recent 'Wholesome #10" newsletter, I got a little frustrated that so many amazing products are available in the US to make W30 life just a little easier/more fun, and we here in Oz either can't import them or if we can, we have to wait for them to arrive. eg:
    NEW! Whole30 Emergency Food Kit from Barefoot Provisions Emergency Food Kit. 
     
    Does anyone share my frustration? Why don't we have similar products here, or if we do, why are they so hard to find?
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    praxisproject reacted to ladyshanny in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Canadians have the same general issues. Although we are close neighbours (and in my case, 15 minutes away from the US border), we cannot import a lot of what they get and if we can, the shipping and duty are exorbitant.
    When Mel Joulwan of started doing a Quarterly box, I looked into signing up. I think the box of goodies was $50 and the shipping was more than double, it was really ridiculous.
    For me, I just pretend that stuff doesn't exist rather than try to get it and frustrate or bankrupt myself. And then I celebrate the things I can get....like grass fed lamb bones for stock.....for FREE from my cute butcher.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from tulipgirl6 in KETwhOle30   
    doctoremily - I used to have a "deranged metabolism" and was officially PreDiabetic. (our measurements are a little different here) My morning fasted blood sugar used to fluctuate between 5 and 10, sometimes as high as 12 (10 is bad). Now I've evened out to a fairly constant 6-6.5, although this W30 I've had some record lows, 4.6 and 4 (don't really want spikes or dips, but my doctor would never have believed this a few years ago!)
     
    Things which really helped me:
    Eating within an hour of waking up (30 minutes is better, if you're fast enough) Lifting heavy things rather than cardio Whole30 Eating to the template!!!   & avoiding snacking Staying away from dairy, grains & artificial sweeteners when not doing Whole30 Not eating fruit outside of meals (ie. not on an empty stomach) I also eat more carbs now than I did pre-Whole30 and I stay in ketosis. I think this is both from avoiding grains and dairy and my gut healing (I have leaky gut, although a lot less leaky now I think).
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    praxisproject got a reaction from drtracyb in KETwhOle30   
    For those new to the Ketostix, you'll get your best reading when you first wake up, as you're a little dehydrated. Drinking a lot of water can hide the results in some people. It's also an On/Off thing, you can't be in more or less ketosis, it's on or off. Some people try and go high purple, but you don't need it.
     
    If you want to measure it in your blood, you can get portable Glucose/Ketone meters that do that now (some are very expensive, check how much the strips are before you buy one). If you want to save your pennies, wait at least a week from the first ketosis measure on your Ketostix, Nutritional Ketosis takes quite a while to get into.
     
    Make sure you have a magnesium supplement in case of leg cramps If you get a weird toe-only cramp, that's potassium, have an avocado
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    praxisproject reacted to doctoremily in KETwhOle30   
    nice food porn, meadowlily - thanks for those visual treats! :-D
     
    btw, if you're "ravenous" when you get home and have to have a snack to have the strength to cook dinner, your body is still having trouble with blood sugar regulation and you might want to consider increasing your healthy-fat intake and lowering your carb intake, esp in the morning - best thing is to save your carbs for evening and/or after a good workout. i hope that's helpful!
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    praxisproject reacted to doctoremily in KETwhOle30   
    how's everybody doing with their keto whole30?
     
    my ketone levels are in the 2-4.5 range this week, with fasting blood glucose down from close to 100 every morning for the past few months to 69 this morning! woohoo!
     
    i've simplified my eating tremendously since we started this keto whole30, and am basically doing intermittent fasting with bpc until mid afternoon most days, then late lunch and usually also late dinner (working until 7pm will do that to the eating schedule!)
     
    last night we had super tasty burgers with homemade mayo (mac nut oil based) with green chile, grilled mushrooms and onions (this is our go-to fri night dinner) - my blood sugar was high 80s after the protein bomb and onions, but it's good this morning, so recovery time is getting better, which is great (it used to take days for it to come down after getting jacked up). also my ketone and blood glucose levels are similar (in mmol), which i heard on jimmy moore's show is a good thing.
     
    my ultimate goal is to have average, constant blood sugar levels around 60. dr thomas seyfried says optimal is 55-65, even 0-2 hours post-prandial! that would be amazing.
     
    what are your goals?
     
    anyone else here struggling with blood sugar regulation issues? what have you found to work best for you (besides hflc, of course!)? supplements, types of exercise, adequate sleep, reducing stress, etc.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from bronnyd in KETwhOle30   
    That's the one Bronny! Carrots will work, and zucchini. Anything that's not a usual "low carb" veggie will probably work for you as a starch, just keep trying them until you find one (or two) that work for you. 
     
    If you have leaky gut, you don't want to eat too little starch and if you were eating fruit and cutting it out (as Bronny is), you don't want to be drastically cutting your carb levels, when you're already low carb. You'll tend to get headaches, light-headed, nausea, etc.
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    praxisproject reacted to bronnyd in KETwhOle30   
    Praxis, it this the silky ginger soup you're talking about?
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    praxisproject got a reaction from bronnyd in KETwhOle30   
    Make sure you have some extra starches since you're dropping the fruit
    I'm eating potatoes and sweet potatoes and still in ketosis.
     
    Try the Silky Gingered Soup with bone broth, it's the bees knees. I lick the bowl
     
    Don't forget some protein with your bone broth.
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    praxisproject reacted to bronnyd in KETwhOle30   
     
    Thank you for yet another very useful link, Kirkor! I'm weening out most of my fruit this week. I know I could look this up but what say you about carbs in acorn squash, which I am just adoring this week.
     
    Hi Augie just wanted to mention that it's all so related - I have sibo and am going on ketwhole30 in feb after my first jan whole30. I'm researching both the selected carbo and keto diets (very similar) for sibo.  
     
    Hi Praxis - re your prev quest on leaky gut - yes I was diagnosed with lg years ago. LG and SIBO and IBS and Candida and Celiac and and and and our GUTS are very much related. It could very well be that I had LG because of SIBO years ago and didn't know it. So we're looking at the whole pic - hopefully with major dietary changes and awareness, I'll heal the SIBO and that will take care of any LG/candida issues as well. 
     
    Check out this Digestive Health Institute page which has a nice breakdown of all the above mentioned gut issues and associated diets including keto/lowcarb.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Augie in KETwhOle30   
    Very common with onions Dr Emily, especially if they're white, yellow/brown or caramelised in the pan. Spring onions (shallots?) have more green, less sugar. Purple onions are a little lower than yellow/brown but still tasty. The effect is dimmed if consumed with other veggies.
     
    Augie - I found out after my first Whole30, it was quite a shock, but has explained a number of ailments which have baffled doctors for years. I couldn't get the biopsy though as I couldn't eat the "gluten challenge" diet for long enough. Gluten induced ataxia was very scary. I totally agree on the grains front, far more than just wheat is a problem for me. Everything on this list makes me sick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolamin So many things I see marked gluten free are not, which is very dangerous to newbies. So many of the ingredients can be confusing too. When I first found out, I ate my gluten free toast with vegemite (an Aussie favourite) and it's loaded with gluten (brewers yeast).
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    praxisproject got a reaction from NannyD in KETwhOle30   
    There's no dairy on Whole30. If you have stomach issues, it's usually not recommended as dairy usually encourages leaky gut (both proteins and lactose).
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    praxisproject reacted to jent103 in Are the risks worth it?   
    My thinking is this, and I am neither a scientist nor a mod, so take it with a grain of salt: If you've already done two Whole30s and haven't noticed anything that, say, makes you need to stay away from gluten or dairy forever due to the dire consequences, the likelihood that you will suddenly do another Whole30 and find yourself completely unable to tolerate a latte after is pretty low. That's not to say that for your entire life you'll be able to do that. Bodies change, and so do our awarenesses, but I doubt it would happen that dramatically.
     
    If you're scared to tell your friends to do a Whole30 because something like that might happen to them, well, a) if that does happen, it probably means it's something that's better for their health, and b ) their decision to do a Whole30 is on them. Not you. You can share your experience, point them to ISWF or this web site, but it's their decision. If they're actually angry at you if it turns out pizza makes them sick, that seems like a different issue.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Augie in KETwhOle30   
    Very common with onions Dr Emily, especially if they're white, yellow/brown or caramelised in the pan. Spring onions (shallots?) have more green, less sugar. Purple onions are a little lower than yellow/brown but still tasty. The effect is dimmed if consumed with other veggies.
     
    Augie - I found out after my first Whole30, it was quite a shock, but has explained a number of ailments which have baffled doctors for years. I couldn't get the biopsy though as I couldn't eat the "gluten challenge" diet for long enough. Gluten induced ataxia was very scary. I totally agree on the grains front, far more than just wheat is a problem for me. Everything on this list makes me sick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolamin So many things I see marked gluten free are not, which is very dangerous to newbies. So many of the ingredients can be confusing too. When I first found out, I ate my gluten free toast with vegemite (an Aussie favourite) and it's loaded with gluten (brewers yeast).
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    praxisproject got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Are the risks worth it?   
    Just because you felt okay before, doesn't mean that food hasn't been doing you some serious damage.
     
    I ate wheat and gluten all my life, had a bunch of weird health issues doctors were unable to identify/resolve, but I never considered myself to be a "sick" person.
     
    After my first Whole30 I was astonished to find out that gluten makes me sick, really sick!
     
    I could have kept eating it my whole life, but it also might have killed me. One of the unresolved symptoms I had was an irregular heart beat which can induce a heart attack (gluten induced ataxia). Cardiologists said my heart was fine, which it was, but it might not have been if I continued to eat gluten my whole life. As we get older, our bodies don't always bounce back from abuse the way they did when we were younger.
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    praxisproject reacted to Ladybugbutt in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When a cereal commercial comes on, you and DH look at each other and in unison loudly smirk "Healthy Whole Grains!!!  
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    praxisproject got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Are the risks worth it?   
    Just because you felt okay before, doesn't mean that food hasn't been doing you some serious damage.
     
    I ate wheat and gluten all my life, had a bunch of weird health issues doctors were unable to identify/resolve, but I never considered myself to be a "sick" person.
     
    After my first Whole30 I was astonished to find out that gluten makes me sick, really sick!
     
    I could have kept eating it my whole life, but it also might have killed me. One of the unresolved symptoms I had was an irregular heart beat which can induce a heart attack (gluten induced ataxia). Cardiologists said my heart was fine, which it was, but it might not have been if I continued to eat gluten my whole life. As we get older, our bodies don't always bounce back from abuse the way they did when we were younger.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Are the risks worth it?   
    Just because you felt okay before, doesn't mean that food hasn't been doing you some serious damage.
     
    I ate wheat and gluten all my life, had a bunch of weird health issues doctors were unable to identify/resolve, but I never considered myself to be a "sick" person.
     
    After my first Whole30 I was astonished to find out that gluten makes me sick, really sick!
     
    I could have kept eating it my whole life, but it also might have killed me. One of the unresolved symptoms I had was an irregular heart beat which can induce a heart attack (gluten induced ataxia). Cardiologists said my heart was fine, which it was, but it might not have been if I continued to eat gluten my whole life. As we get older, our bodies don't always bounce back from abuse the way they did when we were younger.
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    praxisproject reacted to mollimel in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Evening everyone! 
    About to start my next Whole 30 tomorrow morning, and finally got my husband to join in! 
    I buy my coconut aminos and coconut oil from the Paleo Cafe, good price, but make sure you pick up the aminos and not the syrup, as my husband accidentally picked up the wrong one for me a few weeks ago, and had to exchange it. I often use it as a bit of dressing on a roast veg salad, which is what I usually have for lunch with some roasted meat. I also use it in Nom Nom's Asian Meatballs recipe, or if I need to marinate anything. I'm still having trouble getting W30 fish sauce though.... Will be down in Melbourne next month, might need to sniff it out then.... I've used anchovies in place of the fish sauce in recipes, obviously a different taste, but still unami. 
     
    Aldi's prosciutto is just pork and salt, and crisps very nicely. As far as I can tell, none of their other hams etc are W30 ok. Their smoked salmon was though, which is very nice on eggs for breakfast, or with salad too. 
     
    Good luck!
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    praxisproject reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Are the risks worth it?   
    I can enjoy everything I used to eat with very mild consequences, if any, as long as I don't eat it often. You might be the same as me. Especially if you have done a Whole30 or two and not had any issues thus far - did I read your post correctly?
     
    Or you might be like my beer-loving friend, who now realizes that drinking beer makes her eyeballs itch and her shoulder tendinitis flare up (which was happening pre-W30, too, she just didn't know what was causing it).
     
    Dairy - just makes my stomach a little bloaty & gassy, same as before, but back then I didn't know that wasn't normal.
    Gluten - a small difference in my morning constitutional, some mild stomach gurgliness, but nothing that changes my routine. Pretty mild stuff. May have been the same as before, I'm not really sure on this one.
    Legumes - again, bloaty & gassy, same as before.
    Sugar - total slippery slope, I'm likely to eat way too much of it. Same as before W30. Sugar addiction was the thing that brought me to Whole30. Now I know how to starve out my Sugar Dragon anytime I need to do so.
    Alcohol - I totally notice that I don't sleep as well after drinking (same as before). But, I have a better handle on alcohol after doing 3 Whole30s.
    Soy - have only reintro'd soy sauce, it gave me a pounding heart for 4 hours, which was just unpleasant. However knowing what I know about soy/MSG and excitotoxins, I stay away from this stuff. Totally not worth the risk. From Wikipedia:
     
     
    Obviously, you have to weigh the risks for yourself.
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    praxisproject reacted to Carlaccini in Are the risks worth it?   
    All I will say is that they have a potential on getting their health back.  I don't know - is that worth it?
     
    Aches and pains have a tendency of disappearing.  Maybe its magic. or possibly pixie dust.  Or it could be something that you are eating.  Who knows.