Terez

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    Terez got a reaction from Tom Denham in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    I don't have any input on the alcohol question but I do have a suggestion on the reintroduction schedule.
    It turns out that we should be prepared to allow 2 days for each reintroduction and then three days of clean eating to see if we react to it. (If we react the first day then no need to add the second day. But if we don't react the first day, we might not have enough of the food in our system yet and we should eat it a second day.)
    So your schedule above (if allowing 2 days per food test) would be:
    Days 1 & 2: dairy.
    Days 6 & 7: gluten grains.
    Days 11-12: non-gluten grains.
    Days 16-17: legumes.
    I'm whining that they should call this a Whole60 and not a Whole30 because we're really not off it until after we've tested all the foods that we're going to test.
    I look forward to hearing the replies to your alcohol question.
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    Terez reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    I am trying to pick a new gym and sending inquiries to various clubs around my area. I've just received gym description and membership file from one of them. "Gym Etiquette" part says - "Please avoid grunting and groaning during exercise"
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    Terez reacted to gatork in The crazy things people say   
    people keep saying "wait...you can eat carbs??"
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    Terez reacted to Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    My 5 year old daughter was carefully studying the books on my kitchen shelf.
    "Mummy, you've got a book called Make It Potato!"
    Ah, yes. That would be the one between 500 Potato Recipes & Practical Potato ;-)
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    Terez reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I have to post this. It's not really something stupid that was said - rather the opposite. Nothing said and nothing stupid...for once.
    I've been paleo since Aug of 2011. I've been to see my parents (they live in FL, I live in Oregon) about 5 or 6 times since my switch because I travel to their area for work twice a year. I've been to see them three times now while on a Whole30 (I even put copies of ISWF in some stockings at the holidays this year!). Every time, it's a food battle with my mom and mostly because she likes to question me and my motives (not because she disagrees that my food is healthy). Every visit, I try to be as non-confrontational as I can and I often buy and prepare my own meals or dishes on the side.
    This past visit, I arrived and she immediately pulled out all the stuff she'd bought for me: a big container of baby greens, organic apples and blueberries, compliant chicken apple sausages, a new bottle of olive oil and avocados!! My parents don't eat ANY of these things (except olive oil). I didn't ask her to prep anything either. She just got it all right, without having to ask. All these visits and what do you know...she was paying attention!
    For dinner that night we had grass fed lamb chops, roasted veggies (in olive oil) and a greens loaded salad (my dad skipped the greens - he can't eat them for medical reasons...don't ask). No sugar. No bad oils. No grains/legumes/starches. I didn't even have to ask.
    AWESOME. Truly. (plus, they loved the dinner and are eating more like that even when I'm not around!)
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    Terez reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
    Yup, they do. It just seemed kind of silly subbing spaghetti squash if I was going to serve them dinner rolls too...and I know from experience that most kids will eat a dinner roll or a piece of bread first and then not be hungry anymore for the veg. and meat, so, I ended up with whole grain pasta and everybody did a great job eating some of that with lots of meatballs and sauce and clementines and green beans. I'm happy with that....for now
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    Terez reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    Well, we are happy for you! Great job!!
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    Terez got a reaction from Tom Denham in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    I don't have any input on the alcohol question but I do have a suggestion on the reintroduction schedule.
    It turns out that we should be prepared to allow 2 days for each reintroduction and then three days of clean eating to see if we react to it. (If we react the first day then no need to add the second day. But if we don't react the first day, we might not have enough of the food in our system yet and we should eat it a second day.)
    So your schedule above (if allowing 2 days per food test) would be:
    Days 1 & 2: dairy.
    Days 6 & 7: gluten grains.
    Days 11-12: non-gluten grains.
    Days 16-17: legumes.
    I'm whining that they should call this a Whole60 and not a Whole30 because we're really not off it until after we've tested all the foods that we're going to test.
    I look forward to hearing the replies to your alcohol question.
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    Terez reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Lol , well he's 80/20. Oh hang on 20/80!
    A dinner does not a diet make unfortunately huh?
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    Terez reacted to Rojo in The crazy things people say   
    I, too, have a positive! My aunt, the same one who was comparing this to Atkins when I discussed it with her, read the book I gave her. Her and her boyfriend are both doing Paleo now. I am so excited when she texts me about them experimenting with different veggies and meats. I feel less alone now. My mom called me yesterday and they want to have a Paleo meal for my brother's B-day! I come from a very stubborn family (I am stubborn myself) and I think it will be really great to see that same determined stubbornness used in application for a lifestyle change such as this. They all have really terrible health problems too (IBS, Crohn's, depression, CFS, high blood pressure, Type II diabetics). I hope this sticks. I fear for my brother's life, it's that bad. I just keep putting out the example, giving resources, and hopefully the people I love will see the positive change and want it too.
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    Terez reacted to Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Oooooooooor, how about you do pretty much anything (listen to music, walk, do a load of laundry...) for twenty minutes. That usually works too. Just saying...
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    Terez reacted to GLC1968 in Can I have anything at panera bread?   
    For all those who don't know, Panera now has a 'Hidden Menu' with two breakfast and 4 lunch/dinner bowls that have zero bread or cheese involved!! The best part is that the salads are topped with lemon juice and EVOO!!
    Here is info on their website about it:
    http://mypanera.panerabread.com/articlestips/article/access-into-paneras-hidden-menu/
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    Terez reacted to Tom Denham in Coffee Creamer?   
    Terez, I love that you keep asking why. Asking why and confronting what I perceived to be inconsistencies is what secured me a spot as a Whole9 Envoy, forum moderator, and even editor of ISWF. That and working for the joy of a good cause.
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    Terez got a reaction from caitlin in Can I have Angostura® bitters?   
    Stacy, I've been having kombucha mixed with sparkling mineral water. Just make sure it doesn't have sugar added in the second fermentation (sugar will be listed as part of the kombucha ingredient but won't be its own ingredient, and the total sugars in the Nutritional Facts will be 2 grams or less).
    I read that the "best" brand is GT's. I started with the flavored ones then I got an "original." Wow, the "original" flavor is outstanding. I far prefer it to the flavored ones. Not sweet, has a hint of vinegary-ness. (When selecting, watch out for their chia drinks; chia is not W30 compliant.)
    Yesterday I picked up a scoby to make my own kombucha but it will take a few weeks before it's ready to consume so I'm continuing with store-bought for now. Buy it at the health food store, in a refrigerated case. If you don't see it by the juices, ask. One store here keeps it by the produce. Another store has kombucha in its own chiller.
    I drink about two glasses a day, which works out to about a cup of kombucha (because I pour only half a glass of kombucha and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling mineral water).
    People say it can be an acquired taste. If you like dry wine, I think you'll find it easy to acquire the taste for kombucha.
    Terez
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    Terez reacted to Jtandi in Don't over think this.   
    thanks so much for this post! I am on my first whole30 ever (or whole100 if I have my way) and have started to stress out a little bit today. I was actually upset with myself for having 3 pieces of fruit and cashew butter on two different occasions. did I stick to the rules? yes. could my food choices have been better? yes. did I drink diet coke and have cookies for breakfast like I did a week ago? nope. so that is success. I don't want to get discouraged and worry about how I can cook my veggies/meat/whatever.