Pomme

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    Pomme got a reaction from Kirsteen in Coffee Creamer?   
    I tried coconut cream (the condensed stuff at the top of the can of milk) in my coffee for the first time today because I didn't think my breakfast had enough fat. It was OK, but I'd rather have it black!
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    Pomme got a reaction from AmyS in Don't over think this.   
    Can I just say that if you are doing Whole30 in a workplace environment where that is a standard snack -- I SALUTE YOU.
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    Pomme got a reaction from Rojo in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Hi all! I thought I would start a thread specifically for these two issues which go together for many people, including myself. I was diagnosed with FMS at age 12 (I'm 30 now). I've been gluten-free for many years, and when I learned about Paleo this past summer, I tried to incorporate some Paleo principles into my diet, and even on a limited basis, it made a HUGE difference for me. I've been able to work some 40-hour weeks this fall, which I have not been able to do for literally years.
    I am very excited to be starting the Whole30 today. I'm especially looking forward to seeing if I can slay the sugar dragon. When you have low energy, it's so easy to give yourself emergency energy boosts with sugar (which is just a vicious cycle, of course!). I have the Hartwigs' book as well as Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan (I've already made her mayo and her "sunshine sauce," soooooo good!).
    I think lots of us people with fibro have self-corrected with these eating habits over the years, but I'm finally ready to add some structure and discipline to it to get some serious results now that I've had a taste of what's possible!
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    Pomme got a reaction from AmyS in Don't over think this.   
    Can I just say that if you are doing Whole30 in a workplace environment where that is a standard snack -- I SALUTE YOU.
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    Pomme reacted to Kirsteen in Thirsty!   
    Many moons ago when I did low carb diets they always stressed that if you were eating more protein you needed to drink more water. Personally i think most people could do with drinking more but many people mistake the signs of thirst for hunger and eat instead. I think on a Whole30 you just get more in tune with your body and what it really needs.
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    Pomme got a reaction from Rojo in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Hi all! I thought I would start a thread specifically for these two issues which go together for many people, including myself. I was diagnosed with FMS at age 12 (I'm 30 now). I've been gluten-free for many years, and when I learned about Paleo this past summer, I tried to incorporate some Paleo principles into my diet, and even on a limited basis, it made a HUGE difference for me. I've been able to work some 40-hour weeks this fall, which I have not been able to do for literally years.
    I am very excited to be starting the Whole30 today. I'm especially looking forward to seeing if I can slay the sugar dragon. When you have low energy, it's so easy to give yourself emergency energy boosts with sugar (which is just a vicious cycle, of course!). I have the Hartwigs' book as well as Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan (I've already made her mayo and her "sunshine sauce," soooooo good!).
    I think lots of us people with fibro have self-corrected with these eating habits over the years, but I'm finally ready to add some structure and discipline to it to get some serious results now that I've had a taste of what's possible!
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    Pomme got a reaction from Kirsteen in Coffee Creamer?   
    I tried coconut cream (the condensed stuff at the top of the can of milk) in my coffee for the first time today because I didn't think my breakfast had enough fat. It was OK, but I'd rather have it black!
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    Pomme reacted to Derval in Solid can of coconut milk??   
    I got this info re mixing the cans from a thai food supplier
    Heat it in the (closed) can over gentle heat to about 30 degrees - in a saucepan with water is handy. Once the entire contents of the can reached 27 degrees it will liquefy, at which point you can shake it and the cream will recombine with the coconut water. You can hear this inside the can. Just be careful not to make the can too hot or when you try to open it it might all pop out.
    Or if you want it seperated maybe try putting it in the fridge overnight?
    I also found that buying older stock (check bb dates) meant a greater chance of it being seperated.
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    Pomme got a reaction from Kirsteen in Coffee Creamer?   
    I tried coconut cream (the condensed stuff at the top of the can of milk) in my coffee for the first time today because I didn't think my breakfast had enough fat. It was OK, but I'd rather have it black!
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    Pomme reacted to HowToBeCrunchy in Communion   
    I'm protestant, by in large we don't believe in transubstantiation, that is a Catholic theological doctrine. We believe the bread and wine/grape juice are merely symbolic.
    Nevertheless, I'm glad to know I can have it and perhaps I will even get them to offer a gluten free option after I've been going there for a while.
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    Pomme reacted to Tom Denham in Communion   
    Participating in communion services is okay during a Whole30. It is kind of like taking prescribed medication. The Whole30 does not want to stand between you and your doctor or you and your God.
    I took communion myself this morning. I thought about calling over the minister who was serving gluten free bread, but didn't want to make the effort. My church started offering a gluten free choice when we hired a minister with celiac disease.
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    Pomme 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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    Pomme got a reaction from AmyS in Don't over think this.   
    Can I just say that if you are doing Whole30 in a workplace environment where that is a standard snack -- I SALUTE YOU.
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    Pomme got a reaction from AmyS in Don't over think this.   
    Can I just say that if you are doing Whole30 in a workplace environment where that is a standard snack -- I SALUTE YOU.