Kim Christensen

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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from KathyV in Can of Pumpkin Puree?   
    I had some to use up the other day. I made salmon, pumpkin, coconut, kale curry soup and it was delicious.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    I need to repeat this to myself every day for the next 23 days.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from dancingducky14 in Hypoglycemia   
    I had reactive hypoglycemia. I NEED more fat and protein that others. Now honestly I'm on day 13 and my blood sugar is great and I haven't had a single low sugar episode. But I keep my ghee and coconut oil up.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Robbone in Gelatine   
    Straight coconut milk gelatine cubes sound delicious
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Maggiedoll in What's your favorite Whole30-compliant CURRY?   
    I eat big tubs of amazing super clean curry at our local international market ($2 a pint). Sometimes I use red,sometimes green. I use whatever veggies and meat I have, coconut milk, and cilantro stems and simmer, nom nom. Sliced sweet potatoes are amazing in curries. Everything's yummy with coconut milk and curry IMO
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Maggiedoll in What's your favorite Whole30-compliant CURRY?   
    I eat big tubs of amazing super clean curry at our local international market ($2 a pint). Sometimes I use red,sometimes green. I use whatever veggies and meat I have, coconut milk, and cilantro stems and simmer, nom nom. Sliced sweet potatoes are amazing in curries. Everything's yummy with coconut milk and curry IMO
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from HippeeChick in Weight   
    There are so many facets to the weight issue and I am SO thankful for my W30 I started the New Year off with as it has changed my life. I have gone from 245 when I started low carb right before my W30 until now at 183 with muscle so I'm no stranger to eating this way and needing to lose weight! I was in large amounts of pain, barely able to walk up my stairs without being winded, falling apart at the seams, when I started. My body was wrecked. So I know how weight can weigh the health of our body.
     
    Hippiechick's comment "I tend to think of my extra fat accumulation as a symptom of something larger going on" is one that people need to remember. Our weight is a health issue that our body needs to resolve. It needs nutrient dense food and a fair amount of it to heal that problem. At the same time though, WHEN in our nutrient dense food journey our body decides to choose that as it's major problem to heal is the body's choice. Sometimes we have hormone issues or joint issues or autoimmune issues that our body decides it wants to heal before our weight. And that's okay too! It doesn't mean that we are doing something wrong, eating off template, etc. It can mean we could be overstressing our body due to lack of sleep, stress management, overexercise, etc. but it's not a failure of the W30, or paleo diet in general. Our body has lots to work on in finding true health.
     
    We need to keep weight in perspective. Focus on HEALTH and go from there. Good well rounded nutrient dense diet, move your body functionally, hydrate, sleep, recover, de-stress, laugh, and let your body heal. It will. Stop caring so much about the scale as you do those other things. The scale will eventually move in the right direction when those things get in order so our body can repair the damage we've done to it.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Alix B. in homemade mayo - yeah or nay?   
    I get farm fresh eggs from a farmer I know personally and eat raw eggs in pregnancy without fear, but then again many of my pregnancies involved me drinking raw milk so take that as you will.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    I need to repeat this to myself every day for the next 23 days.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from rosedeniz in I don't ovulate without grains   
    Don't forget beets, turnips, jicama, carrots, parsnips, etc. as part of your carb list as well. And there are always good heathy dried fruits to add to meals like putting raisins in curry, dried apricots in with a chopped chicken walnut salad, etc.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Xandra in How do I know I made bone broth right?   
    I do a minimum of 72 hours on all my stock. I've never had it not gel. That said, I keep a perpetual crock pot simmering. When I take a cup out I add a cup of water back in. The bones go about a week before getting soft. I then strain and freeze or use whatever stock is left. ideally I start the next batch in another crockpot a couple of days before my current batch is going to finish. The stock is always super thick and rich all week. I use it in everything and my kids and I drink it daily.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from NaomiI in Can I have Berries with Coconut Whip? or is this considered dessert?   
    I see no problem with some fruit and coconut cream on the plate with dinner. If it's 10 at night and you're craving dessert and you make that then maybe. But for me, fruit with a bit of coconut cream is part of a good delicious dinner. Yum.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Irish Rose in Types of carbs for intense cardio, when to eat, how much   
    I do Crossfit 5 times a week so it's not the same thing but I would literally fall over eating what your eating. 50-100 grams if carbs to fuel that training regiment? I eat more than that just to fuel my Crossfit workouts. If you're training for a world title you have to feed yourself with that goal in mind. I can't imagine your performance doesn't suffer eating that little and that low carb. Mine certainly would. A healthy body should be metabolically flexible an be able to burn fat for fuel when necessary and burn carbs for fuel when necessary. I wouldn't stress about whether yor body isn't only burning fat for fuel and feed yourself with performance in our workouts as your goal. I can't imagine running on 50-100 grams of carbs let alone going for a world title. Eat.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Irish Rose in Types of carbs for intense cardio, when to eat, how much   
    I do Crossfit 5 times a week so it's not the same thing but I would literally fall over eating what your eating. 50-100 grams if carbs to fuel that training regiment? I eat more than that just to fuel my Crossfit workouts. If you're training for a world title you have to feed yourself with that goal in mind. I can't imagine your performance doesn't suffer eating that little and that low carb. Mine certainly would. A healthy body should be metabolically flexible an be able to burn fat for fuel when necessary and burn carbs for fuel when necessary. I wouldn't stress about whether yor body isn't only burning fat for fuel and feed yourself with performance in our workouts as your goal. I can't imagine running on 50-100 grams of carbs let alone going for a world title. Eat.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from jenna3232 in CrossFit, Running, and Whole30. Oh My!   
    Yeah it certainly seems like overtraining. Your body will go through A LOT doing CF 5 times a week as it is. For many who just do CF five times a week can be a lot. Some of our most intensely fit Crossfitters often take more than two days a week for recovery, compete recovery days. Basically you are taking one rest day. Your performance in the gym will eventually suffer without proper recovery. Most of the runners in our box gave up most of their running and still have found their race times improve. Those who still focus on running often only do WODs two or three times a week. Your body can't maintain that level of intensity for long without giving up something whether its performance, injury, or general exhaustion.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from karoach in MAYO!!!!!!   
    Stick blender.I use a wide mouth pint jar. Egg in bottom, them vinegar, salt, etc. then oil. Let sit a minute to separate. Put stick blender in and pulse. Tiny pulses. Pulse. Pulse. Never breaks. Always works. I dont do room temp. My kids make it without problems. It takes maybe two minutes tops.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from rosedeniz in I don't ovulate without grains   
    Don't forget beets, turnips, jicama, carrots, parsnips, etc. as part of your carb list as well. And there are always good heathy dried fruits to add to meals like putting raisins in curry, dried apricots in with a chopped chicken walnut salad, etc.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from HippeeChick in Weight   
    There are so many facets to the weight issue and I am SO thankful for my W30 I started the New Year off with as it has changed my life. I have gone from 245 when I started low carb right before my W30 until now at 183 with muscle so I'm no stranger to eating this way and needing to lose weight! I was in large amounts of pain, barely able to walk up my stairs without being winded, falling apart at the seams, when I started. My body was wrecked. So I know how weight can weigh the health of our body.
     
    Hippiechick's comment "I tend to think of my extra fat accumulation as a symptom of something larger going on" is one that people need to remember. Our weight is a health issue that our body needs to resolve. It needs nutrient dense food and a fair amount of it to heal that problem. At the same time though, WHEN in our nutrient dense food journey our body decides to choose that as it's major problem to heal is the body's choice. Sometimes we have hormone issues or joint issues or autoimmune issues that our body decides it wants to heal before our weight. And that's okay too! It doesn't mean that we are doing something wrong, eating off template, etc. It can mean we could be overstressing our body due to lack of sleep, stress management, overexercise, etc. but it's not a failure of the W30, or paleo diet in general. Our body has lots to work on in finding true health.
     
    We need to keep weight in perspective. Focus on HEALTH and go from there. Good well rounded nutrient dense diet, move your body functionally, hydrate, sleep, recover, de-stress, laugh, and let your body heal. It will. Stop caring so much about the scale as you do those other things. The scale will eventually move in the right direction when those things get in order so our body can repair the damage we've done to it.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from karoach in MAYO!!!!!!   
    Stick blender.I use a wide mouth pint jar. Egg in bottom, them vinegar, salt, etc. then oil. Let sit a minute to separate. Put stick blender in and pulse. Tiny pulses. Pulse. Pulse. Never breaks. Always works. I dont do room temp. My kids make it without problems. It takes maybe two minutes tops.
  20. Like
    Kim Christensen got a reaction from karoach in MAYO!!!!!!   
    Stick blender.I use a wide mouth pint jar. Egg in bottom, them vinegar, salt, etc. then oil. Let sit a minute to separate. Put stick blender in and pulse. Tiny pulses. Pulse. Pulse. Never breaks. Always works. I dont do room temp. My kids make it without problems. It takes maybe two minutes tops.
  21. Like
    Kim Christensen got a reaction from HippeeChick in Weight   
    There are so many facets to the weight issue and I am SO thankful for my W30 I started the New Year off with as it has changed my life. I have gone from 245 when I started low carb right before my W30 until now at 183 with muscle so I'm no stranger to eating this way and needing to lose weight! I was in large amounts of pain, barely able to walk up my stairs without being winded, falling apart at the seams, when I started. My body was wrecked. So I know how weight can weigh the health of our body.
     
    Hippiechick's comment "I tend to think of my extra fat accumulation as a symptom of something larger going on" is one that people need to remember. Our weight is a health issue that our body needs to resolve. It needs nutrient dense food and a fair amount of it to heal that problem. At the same time though, WHEN in our nutrient dense food journey our body decides to choose that as it's major problem to heal is the body's choice. Sometimes we have hormone issues or joint issues or autoimmune issues that our body decides it wants to heal before our weight. And that's okay too! It doesn't mean that we are doing something wrong, eating off template, etc. It can mean we could be overstressing our body due to lack of sleep, stress management, overexercise, etc. but it's not a failure of the W30, or paleo diet in general. Our body has lots to work on in finding true health.
     
    We need to keep weight in perspective. Focus on HEALTH and go from there. Good well rounded nutrient dense diet, move your body functionally, hydrate, sleep, recover, de-stress, laugh, and let your body heal. It will. Stop caring so much about the scale as you do those other things. The scale will eventually move in the right direction when those things get in order so our body can repair the damage we've done to it.
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    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Physibeth in OVEREATING....UGH.....ANY GOOD ADVICE??   
    The Whole30 process is about learning how your body works, about your mental and emotional food issues, etc.
     
    In some ways the foods you are snacking on aren't "compliant" as we shouldn't be snacking on fruits, nuts, etc. during our W30. That's how I convinced myself to not snack like that when I W30. Fruit was only allowed when I was eating a meal except in cases of emergencies where I was out in town and missed a meal and grabbed from my cashew and coconut bag (my car was the ONLY place I kept nuts so I didn't snack on them) with maybe an apple. But aside from that FOR ME being on plan meant fruit was only eaten with my meals. No fruit for snacking, no treat, no dessert. So I didn't snack because it wasn't W30 FOR ME. Make sense? The meal template says NO Snacking if can help it so I took that to mean doing the W30 meant NO snacking unless an emergency.
     
    http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf
     
    So that's how I talked myself out of non stop fruit and nut snacking. Maybe that will help.
  23. Like
    Kim Christensen got a reaction from HippeeChick in Weight   
    There are so many facets to the weight issue and I am SO thankful for my W30 I started the New Year off with as it has changed my life. I have gone from 245 when I started low carb right before my W30 until now at 183 with muscle so I'm no stranger to eating this way and needing to lose weight! I was in large amounts of pain, barely able to walk up my stairs without being winded, falling apart at the seams, when I started. My body was wrecked. So I know how weight can weigh the health of our body.
     
    Hippiechick's comment "I tend to think of my extra fat accumulation as a symptom of something larger going on" is one that people need to remember. Our weight is a health issue that our body needs to resolve. It needs nutrient dense food and a fair amount of it to heal that problem. At the same time though, WHEN in our nutrient dense food journey our body decides to choose that as it's major problem to heal is the body's choice. Sometimes we have hormone issues or joint issues or autoimmune issues that our body decides it wants to heal before our weight. And that's okay too! It doesn't mean that we are doing something wrong, eating off template, etc. It can mean we could be overstressing our body due to lack of sleep, stress management, overexercise, etc. but it's not a failure of the W30, or paleo diet in general. Our body has lots to work on in finding true health.
     
    We need to keep weight in perspective. Focus on HEALTH and go from there. Good well rounded nutrient dense diet, move your body functionally, hydrate, sleep, recover, de-stress, laugh, and let your body heal. It will. Stop caring so much about the scale as you do those other things. The scale will eventually move in the right direction when those things get in order so our body can repair the damage we've done to it.
  24. Like
    Kim Christensen got a reaction from Physibeth in OVEREATING....UGH.....ANY GOOD ADVICE??   
    The Whole30 process is about learning how your body works, about your mental and emotional food issues, etc.
     
    In some ways the foods you are snacking on aren't "compliant" as we shouldn't be snacking on fruits, nuts, etc. during our W30. That's how I convinced myself to not snack like that when I W30. Fruit was only allowed when I was eating a meal except in cases of emergencies where I was out in town and missed a meal and grabbed from my cashew and coconut bag (my car was the ONLY place I kept nuts so I didn't snack on them) with maybe an apple. But aside from that FOR ME being on plan meant fruit was only eaten with my meals. No fruit for snacking, no treat, no dessert. So I didn't snack because it wasn't W30 FOR ME. Make sense? The meal template says NO Snacking if can help it so I took that to mean doing the W30 meant NO snacking unless an emergency.
     
    http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf
     
    So that's how I talked myself out of non stop fruit and nut snacking. Maybe that will help.
  25. Like
    Kim Christensen got a reaction from HippeeChick in Weight   
    There are so many facets to the weight issue and I am SO thankful for my W30 I started the New Year off with as it has changed my life. I have gone from 245 when I started low carb right before my W30 until now at 183 with muscle so I'm no stranger to eating this way and needing to lose weight! I was in large amounts of pain, barely able to walk up my stairs without being winded, falling apart at the seams, when I started. My body was wrecked. So I know how weight can weigh the health of our body.
     
    Hippiechick's comment "I tend to think of my extra fat accumulation as a symptom of something larger going on" is one that people need to remember. Our weight is a health issue that our body needs to resolve. It needs nutrient dense food and a fair amount of it to heal that problem. At the same time though, WHEN in our nutrient dense food journey our body decides to choose that as it's major problem to heal is the body's choice. Sometimes we have hormone issues or joint issues or autoimmune issues that our body decides it wants to heal before our weight. And that's okay too! It doesn't mean that we are doing something wrong, eating off template, etc. It can mean we could be overstressing our body due to lack of sleep, stress management, overexercise, etc. but it's not a failure of the W30, or paleo diet in general. Our body has lots to work on in finding true health.
     
    We need to keep weight in perspective. Focus on HEALTH and go from there. Good well rounded nutrient dense diet, move your body functionally, hydrate, sleep, recover, de-stress, laugh, and let your body heal. It will. Stop caring so much about the scale as you do those other things. The scale will eventually move in the right direction when those things get in order so our body can repair the damage we've done to it.