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Posts posted by SchrodingersCat

  1. 9 hours ago, Contessa said:

    Isn't that a nice blessing of doing a W30 at this time? I feel lucky that so many of the places that have become "lazy" meal solutions over the years simply aren't options. Nice for the wallet, too. 

    Agreed!! The lack of availability (and paranoia about not wanting people to bring me food), plus the time to actually cook, we're saving a bomb and eating better than ever.

  2. 8 hours ago, mazzystarslight said:

    Thanks for your reply! Yesterday was rough, but today is a new day (I am starting my Whole7 plus reintroduction, and may extend it). My therapist/dietician recommended a podcast to me called Food Psych, which has also mentioned that weight cycling is more dangerous than maintaining a heavier weight too. I definitely recommend Food Freedom Forever, and I think it's only $6 right now (I just got It Starts With Food for that price on Amazon Kindle) -- it obviously hasn't helped me as much as I've hoped yet, but it's really insightful and I even took screenshots of a few pages I wanted to refer back to when making food decisions (clearly did not happen yesterday). Best of luck (and hard work!) to us both! I like your username :)

    Thank you, I'll grab it on Kindle and might check out that podcast too. 

    I lovey your username too, Fade Into You was such a heartsong for me growing up :wub:

  3. Ohhhh lady, I could have written this post!! Round 4 for me, and Food Freedom is still elusive. I just keep thinking that I'm learning a little more each time. 

    I worry a lot that doing W30 does set me up for a 'perfect' vs 'fail' scenario, where I'm either on or I'm off and there's nothing in between, and when I'm off ohhhhhhh boy.

    I'm also a major weight fluctuator - to the point my doctor has told me my lose/gain cycle is actually less healthy than just staying fat (unless I can lose it and stay a healthy weight). 

    No real advice for you, coz I get where you're at, but solidarity :)

    I need to read Food Freedom Forever, do you recommend?

  4. On 5/7/2020 at 2:19 PM, mazzystarslight said:

    Hm, they used to have a dedicated Whole30 menu that you can't access now on their site ( -- I heard that it was being updated by one of the managers from my local store, but I would be really sad if the chicken was actually marinated with dairy (beyond ghee) because I've had lots of kabob platters with chicken, salmon, and shrimp -- I don't like cauliflower rice, so I've never ordered it, but I've gotten both their grilled and cold potato salads, grilled veggies, and Greek salad without cheese or pita and a few of the sauces that used to be listed. I will be more careful when I order to clarify no butter/dairy/sugar but usually when I asked once I get sick of going through the whole run down every time... thanks for the post! :)

    Apparently they were bought out and slowly rolled back their Whole30 menu as they changed suppliers across the line :(

  5. 43 minutes ago, KK92393 said:

    I got my period 3 weeks early (been on bc since 2011) and am on week 2 of light period symptoms. I’m going crazy and need to know I’m not alone here!

    I've had a Mirena for almost 5 years, and never had any periods EXCEPT all 3 Whole30 rounds I did, I had one 2 weeks in. 

  6. 8 hours ago, laura_juggles said:

    Looking at the picture, I was going to say that US Wellness Meats product looks more like a summer sausage. Probably still super yummy...but not a salami.

    Exactly, and I forgot to say -is guarantee it is cooked, which salami isn't

  7. 5 hours ago, Madeline368 said:

    @SchrodingersCat - what about chorizo?  It looks like salami to me, is it not?  Palacios' Chorizo has no sugar.  

    There are different types of chorizo, some are fermented, others are more of a smoked sausage, and then there's fresh. The smoked sausage type and the fresh aren't fermented and don't need sugar, so it's much easier to find out without sugar.

  8. 8 minutes ago, ShannonM816 said:

    So, I'm not sure how they do it, in light of what @SchrodingersCat said above, but US Wellness Meats/Grassland Beef has a sugar free beef salami: I haven't tried it, but other things I've tried from them have been good, though pretty expensive. 

    That kind of this is what I mean by there being 'salamis' that are more of a jerky style - that's a salt preserved meat, basically the same as a jerky but in a sausage shape :). In fact, the ingredients are almost exactly my ground beef jerky recipe! 

    It won't have the tang of a salami (and Italians would be horrified at to being called that), but it could scratch the itch!

  9. @kirbz and @CNW

    I can explain the salami thing (as a salami maker!) - Salami is a fermented meat. It isn't cooked, it is aged and fermented. If it isn't fermented properly, it just rots and (at best) goes off, while at worst it can create very toxic bacteria. The key ingredient to kick starting a ferment? SUGAR! There's simply no other way to kick off a ferment.

    In fermented products like sauerkraut and fermented veg, there is enough naturally occurring sugar to kick off the ferment, but meat has 0 naturally occurring sugar, so it must be added. 

    So while there are chomp sticks and some rare products which claim to be salami and don't have sugar, they're actually more of a jerky product (dehydrated and preserved with salt) than a salami. I have wracked my brain on how to make compliant salami and have come up absolutely blank. It just can't be done, and still be a salami.


  10. I drink my sparkling water with a good squeeze of lemon or lime (or both) juice in it. It gives it a really nice, refreshing flavour punch. I don't like plain sparkling water, either.

    Also, experiment with complaint herbal teas/tisanes - there are so many delicious ones out there, some with quite a sweet flavour, that make excellent iced tea without any added sugars. There are heaps that don't contain "tea", they're just a blend of flowers and herbs and spices.

    I also think La Croix drinks are compliant!