Carolyn Koron Parise

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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from momto3girls in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Set your oven to 225. Slice your zucchini very thin. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Arrange sliced zucchini on pan so they are close but not touching. Spray with cooking spray. Add seasonings, I just add sea salt and garlic powder. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Take out when they resemble chips. Delish!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from StellaSan in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Homemade almond butter, yes I am careful.
    Zucchini chips
    Homemade mayo
    Homemade salad dressing
    Roasted whole cauliflower
    Just to name a few...
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from StellaSan in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Homemade almond butter, yes I am careful.
    Zucchini chips
    Homemade mayo
    Homemade salad dressing
    Roasted whole cauliflower
    Just to name a few...
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from momto3girls in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Set your oven to 225. Slice your zucchini very thin. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Arrange sliced zucchini on pan so they are close but not touching. Spray with cooking spray. Add seasonings, I just add sea salt and garlic powder. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Take out when they resemble chips. Delish!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from momto3girls in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Set your oven to 225. Slice your zucchini very thin. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Arrange sliced zucchini on pan so they are close but not touching. Spray with cooking spray. Add seasonings, I just add sea salt and garlic powder. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Take out when they resemble chips. Delish!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from Shelda17 in Cauliflower   
    I just need a bigger food processor, it takes really long in my little guy.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from momto3girls in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Set your oven to 225. Slice your zucchini very thin. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Arrange sliced zucchini on pan so they are close but not touching. Spray with cooking spray. Add seasonings, I just add sea salt and garlic powder. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Take out when they resemble chips. Delish!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Sweet Potatoes?   
    Actually, it's a misconception that sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potato - they're actually pretty darn similar. As Johnny mentioned above, the issue is one of habit. We eat a lot of white potatoes in this country, generally in the form of chips and fries. If we're trying to change your habits with the Whole30, we'd rather have you focus on other veggies first, and sweet potatoes (which we don't eat very much of, and generally don't think of in terms of fries or chips) if you need more carbohydrate to support activity levels.
    It's arbitrary, but it's our program, and we've found this rule prevents people from filling their plate with french fries as part of their Whole30.
    Melissa
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from Carlaccini in Tessemae's, Ah-mazing!   
    It is pretty easy to make your own. I especially love ranch made with homemade mayo.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Robin Strathdee in Sweet Potato   
    Okay friends,
    This discussion is going to lead down a rabbit hole of overcomplicated thinking and second guessing.
    First, the Whole30 is not a weight loss plan. It's a nutritional reset designed to kickstart healing in your gut, hormonal regulation and better eating behavior. That said, there is a healthy weight loss aspect built right in to the meal planning template (as so many folks list that as a goal). There is nothing to fear from sweet potatoes - they are Good Food. Unless you are completely sedentary, there is room for sweet potatoes, squash and other starchy veg in your life. My suggestion is to follow the meal planning template and the "best practices" for eating (no liquid food, three meals a day when you can, don't crack out on nuts and dried fruit), relax, and let your body do its thing. You may or may not lose much weight - that's not our goal. Your body will get healthier, though, and that's what we're concerned with.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Nadia B in Nadia's PW30. "Let's fix it" journey.   
    Hooray, I've done Whole30 (my log is here). Now what? These 30 days were a good kick off, but better things are yet to happen! I have my own goals and struggles. I want to improve my health and quality of life.
    That being said, I am starting my “life after Whole30†log in hope to fix whatever I have to fix/keep track of my progress/get help from this amazing community. I will summarize my accomplishments/goals/issues in this post and will review them every month. Sounds like a plan? Hell yeah!
    Random facts about me:
    - I am 5'5 and around 120 lb
    - I love taking random pictures of everything, a habit I developed after I moved to another country. This is my way to share my everyday life with my friends back home. Bear with my photo-obsession, people!
    - I love food and enjoy cooking + I have a giant collection of teas and spices + I never skip breakfast, it's my favorite meal of the day
    - I take ballet classes and this is my kind of a non food drug
    - I love walking and walk on average 20 miles a week (yes, I've calculated)
    - I love working out. I do Pilates (1/w) + workout (2/w)
    - I don't drink alcohol
    Accomplished during Whole30:
    - quit smoking
    - ditch scales (almost)
    - stop counting calories
    - eat decent amount of food in general
    - 4-5 hours between meals with no real hunger
    - have only 1 coffee a day
    Habits to break:
    - nuts addiction
    - eating out of the jar/can/fridge
    - eating smth extra 5 minutes after having a meal
    - sneaking food while cooking
    - “fat girl†syndrome
    Major goals:
    - transit to eating 80% paleo
    - fix my sleep (struggling with insomnia and trouble sleeping)
    - heal my gut (my digestion is out of wack completely)
    - learn to stop eating when full even if there is food left on the plate
    - shift to more functional workouts (CrossFit/lifting heavy/etc)
    - improve my stress management techniques
    - lean out and drop 3% of bf (no judgement, people)
    - be happy
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from Rojo in Bill and Eileen’s excellent Whole30 adventure: post-challenge report   
    I finished my first Whole 30 on Jan. 30. I had a check up and blood work done. I got the results today and was so, so pleased.
    So my blood work results:
    Total cholesterol: before 187 now 139
    HDL: before 49 now 38 (not sure why the change, the nurse said maybe increase your cardiovascular activities. Can't, already go to bootcamp 3 days a week)
    Triglycerides: before 181 now 127
    LDL, bad cholesterol: before 102 now 76.
    I give the Whole 30 all the credit. I have made great attempts to lower my cholesterol without any luck. But now that I understand how our bodies handle food, it makes more sense.
    Woot Woot!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Michele West in Best oil for making mayo   
    I agree the Bertolli Extra Light is the best...but it's also the only one I've ever used based on the recommendations here;)
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Michaela Zangla Leonard WingParent in Easy meals that I'm loving!   
    I diced up an apple, sprinkled it with Pumpkin Pie Spice, broke up some Pecans and put a few pats of Ghee on top and a tablespoon of water and baked it for 15 minutes at 350. (I used a toaster oven) Then I gave it a nice stir and bake it for 5 more minutes.
    This makes a nice finish after my filling lunch of protien and veg.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to SpinSpin in Eggs.   
    Talking about eggs! Has anyone seen the post on pintrest about doing 'hard boiled' eggs in the oven? Well I did a dozen today, using one of my muffin tins and they came out GREAT! I baked them for 25 minutes at 325 and let them sit in cold water for 10 minutes and my 'test subject' peeled like a dream. Creamy center, the white wasn't rubbery... the only 'down' was there were some brown spots where the egg touched metal. I guess if you were going to do deviled eggs for company, that might be a down, but for general use, nothing I would worry about. Pretty cool if you want to walk away from your eggs and not worry about when they come to a boil, and if you have a ton to do! No cracks, no explosions. Pretty cool if you ask me! Maybe make your ghee in the oven at the same time?? lol
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to CAPP in February 2013 Starters   
    Starting this coming Tuesday, February 12.
    There, I've said it, I'm committed.
    Excited, but a little nervous.
    Looking forward to making big changes without having to think too much.

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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to dragonfly7 in Your favorite tea   
    I am a fan of the Tazo passion, chai, and green teas. They have very clear ingredient lists. When I think I need caffeine, I have some Stash English breakfast tea.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Michelle Larstone in Speaking of coffee...   
    Thanks everyone! Tried coconut milk and cinnamon this morning and you know, it wasn't half bad. Think I'll add some nutmeg tomorrow too and see how it goes. But I guess that means today counts as Day 1! Yay!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to melbournegirl in Support network for second or more whole30-100plus participants   
    IMO artificial sweeteners are really really bad, much much worse than cane sugar which although refined is still quite a natural product. I find it hard to think you could get your full benefits out of a whole30 with sugarless gum in it, although I still applaud all the other healthy changes you have/will make!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Snappy Shark in Ideas for Post Whole30 Rules   
    Some musings from a former portion counter/Weight Watcher...
    I gained weight on my Whole30 (about five months ago at this point) - and I needed to. I was about two steps away from a full-blown eating disorder when I found Dallas and Melissa (thank goodness), and I am still thanking my lucky stars that I'm no longer trying to maintain a caloric deficit while being so proud of myself for squeezing my 5'7" frame into size 4 skinny jeans (which have since found a new home at Goodwill). Anyway.
    99% of what I eat is in the spirit of the Whole30. By that, I mean that I still don't count/weigh/track anything and I structure all of my meals after the meal-planning template to the very best of my availability. I cook/meal-prepare the same way that I did when I was on a Whole30, but I don't stress about "sneaky junk" like small amounts of sugars or bad oils when I'm eating out, which is a very rare event anyway. I will also have some (soy-free) dark chocolate on special occasions, a glass of red wine a few times per month. No gluten or dairy (besides butter) under any circumstances. It's nice to be relaxed and comfortable in my eating habits - I don't stress out about what to eat anymore, and in the rare event that I can't construct a meal more or less along the lines of the template I know that the next thing I cook myself will be nutritious and balanced.
    I'm curious about what you mean when you say that you overate. Are you an athlete? Did you find that you ate more at different times of your cycle (if you're a woman)? Since you mentioned a history of disordered eating, I just wanted to encourage you to ask yourself those questions before you start thinking about Zoning or restricting portions of Whole30-compliant foods, etc. I had a very unhealthy concept of portion sizes prior to finding W30 so it's possible that you're not actually overeating.
    As a side note, I'm curious about people who gain weight eating Whole30 style. I am a CrossFitter and have gained about 15 pounds since I started doing WODs and eating W30. I know that extra weight is helping me throw barbells around, but I think it took me a while to get over the fact that W30 will not make you thin - it will help your body get to a healthy set point, which for many of us (especially women) will not look like what you can accomplish on a calorie restrictive approach like WW or Zone.
    Just my two cents. Keep us posted, RevKT, and DON'T STRESS!
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Tom Denham in How much fruit?   
    I ate fruit at breakfast when I was a Whole30 newbie. I thought Melissa and Dallas were strangely reluctant to embrace fruit as good food back then. They never said bad things about fruit, but they kept recommending veggies instead. Once they edited a recipe I created and changed my reference to eating an orange to eating a few mandarin orange sections and I wondered, "Who eats a few mandarin orange sections? I eat the whole can if I open it!" Funny thing is, now that I have almost 3 years of Whole30 eating under my belt, I am strangely reluctant to embrace fruit as good food and keep recommending veggies instead...
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    Carolyn Koron Parise got a reaction from melbournegirl in Support network for second or more whole30-100plus participants   
    I finished my first Whole 30 on Jan 30 and started my second today. I need more time for my good eating habits to take a firm hold.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to jtota in Official 1/1/13 Start Group   
    Whole 30 redo - Day 1 was a success.
    Breakfast : 2 eggs, 2 slices of side pork bacon, coffee
    Lunch : Everyday Paleo Fiesta Soup with kale, blackberries and strawberries with homemade sunbutter
    Dinner : grilled burger on top of Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes from yumuniverse. Topped with shredded spinach, ketchup, and avocado. Salad with homemade Ranch.
    60 minute yoga class on yogavibes.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Kirsteen in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    I totally admire your attitude of jumping right back in. Don't beat yourself up, don't be hard on yourself, it's not the *walk of shame* and you didn't fail. You just had one massive learning experience. You're now making a really good choice and will continue to eat healthy, so good for you.
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    Carolyn Koron Parise reacted to Tina Cropper in 1st Whole30 Complete!   
    I started my first Whole30 on Jan 2, 2013. It was difficult for the few days because of Splenda withdrawal, I used Splenda for everything and also love Diet Dr. Pepper but it does not agree with me because it caused weight gain, joint pain and acid reflex. I get them at night while I am sleeping and it also distrubed my sleep. I also been on Atkins Diet and still can't get anywhere with this diet because my weight is like a yo-yo.
    Since I started this Whole30, I bought fresh seafood, chicken, meat, vegetables, nuts, fruits, coconut milk, ghee and cage-free eggs. Every morning I make egg with onion, mushroom with coconut oil. I know that coconut oil is good for people with low thyroid which I have. I am still waiting on the result from my last TSH result hopefully it will go up. I never eat fruit every morning so now I eat strawsberries, blueberries with coconut milk. Lunch time can be difficult for me sometime but I managed it and Dinner time I try to make new things and my husband likes it.
    Yesterday was my first post-whole30 and I didn't bother the stuff I used to eat. I only had a small amount of sour cream on my taco salad. The lady pulled out taco shell that was fried in oil and I told her no I do not want that can you please use lettuce instead of the shell and she said yes so I had lettuce, ground beef, onion, tomato and sour cream, it was good. Later that everning my daughter brought home the leftover ice cream from her cooking club at school and after dinner they were eating some for dessert. I didn't bother get a bowl of ice cream, didn't crave for it. I assume the sugar dragon has disapper; however, tonight it will be a test because of a birthday party at my mother-in-law's and I know they are having cake which I won't eat because it too sweet for me.
    I lost 9 lbs since I started it and will continue this Whole30 experience, it worth living toxic free food without having pain everyday and not be able to do things that your body does not want to do.
    That my whole30 experience. Thanks!!