SchrodingersCat

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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in Can i have Crepini Egg Thins?   
    @DonnaGail When a question is posted here in the "Can I Have?" forum, it's generally because the poster is on-round and wants to know if they can use it during Whole30. The official Whole30 stance on recreations like this is that they're off-limits for everyone on round, even those who "don't have a problem" with those foods. That's the filter that gets applied to questions here, to determine whether a thing is on-plan or should be held until one is exploring food freedom... because it's safe to assume that the person asking is either mid-round at the time or plans to be on-round soon and is trying to prepare.
    Hope that helps to clarify why we're so adamant that the Crepini Egg Thins are definitely not allowed during a round, but could be useful during food freedom  
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from scoakley13 in SchrodingersCat needing the accountability diary!   
    Thanks!! I think I really will. I also don't want to be weighing my food (or myself, if I can stay off the scale) so that's another reason I want to edge back to W30, I lost a lot of weight and felt so FREE not weighing and logging every bloody thing I ate (which I'd been doing for years). I figure so long as I cut back the starchy veg, which I'm fine with, and otherwise stay W30 (I don't eat fruit), I'll be good. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to scoakley13 in SchrodingersCat needing the accountability diary!   
    I started Whole30-keto hybrid about four months ago and have never felt better. I still do dairy here and there but stick closely to Whole 30 principles and limit my carbs to under 20 per day. I have so much energy now I feel like I’m on drugs (in a good way). Good luck and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Settyfitness in How do I make this whole30 compliant?   
    Chimmichurri is life <3 <3 <3 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from DonnaGail in Whole30 Basic Mayo   
    Ah, I think being from Australia, we don't have the salmonella issue with eggs that the US does, so it's never on my radar.
    Off topic, does anyone else think that Salmonella sounds like a gangster from the Al Capone era? "Al's colleagues were all unsavoury, and dangerous to some degree, but one of them, he was a terror. No one knew where he'd strike, and you could take precautions, but you never really knew where he'd spring from. His name was Sal, Sal Monella. Most people tried to avoid him, but if he ever came into your life, he'd go through you like a dose of salts. Sometimes he got caught... but he never stayed caught for long. Either he'd vanish in the night or, sometimes... sometimes those who caught him didn't make it"
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from PaleoPatronus in Eating out   
    For me, eating out was possible when unavoidable, but not anything I'd do if I could avoid it. Sure, I can pick the menu down to its composite parts and have a meal, but what turns out to be a very plain meal costs me eating-out prices and the whole exercise was stressful, from thinking about what was on the menu, to asking all the questions, to hoping the answers were right, to eating my super boring meal around people eating all the nice food.
    I love to cook, and I can be really creative at home, so the idea of deliberately going out to order, and pay $$$ for plain steak, plain baked potato and a salad I need to bring my own dressing for was just depressing. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Exercise & Whole30   
    Elete electrolyte ferrous are whole 30 approved and available on Amazon!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Amura in Sugar Reintro... not what I expected   
    I will admit I'm sceptical about the whole sugar hangover thing. Do I feel awful after eating a whole bag of gummies in one sitting? Of course! But feeling like I've had a big night out the day after a piece of cake? I don't see why I would. Sugar isn't a foreign concept to the body - everything we eat is processed to glucose by the liver. Eating it as already glucose makes it hit the bloodstream faster, but that's really it.
    My grandparents ate cake every day and they never seemed to suffer for it. Sugar isn't an allergen, and intolerance of it is incredibly rare (fructose aside). Sugar is being majorly demonised at the moment - it's like fat in the 90s. There is no question that it's often "empty" calories, unless you need a boost of energy ASAP (think marathon runners and the like), but it's not only natural (yup, even the refined stuff!) but our bodies actually produce it. Our bodies of course produce a lot of things that an excess of would be a very bad idea (acid, formaldehyde to name a couple) but as far as non-toxic substances floating around in there, sugar (glucose) is a big one.
    So I'm interested to see how my sugar reintro goes, but I'm one of the folk who is expecting sugar to be the least of my issues. 
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to hollysmokes in Paleo Valley Beef Sticks   
    I brought this same topic up a while back and was told unequivocally by the mods that it is NOT OK. I disagree but avoid fermented sausages with dextrose if I am doing a W30 but do include them in my food freedom. I think one of their arguments is that it's a hard and fast rule because every single item that made that claim would have to be scrutinized and either given a thumbs-up or not, leading to confusion. Sad, because real, fermented salamis are delicious but I totally get it AND it's only 30 days
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from misskrissy27 in Chocolate Sea Salt RX Bars Compliant?   
    I know this is a bit old, but I'm really at a loss as to how this sits against:
    "Cacao (100%): Yes

    Cacao (or 100% cocoa) is great when used as a savory spice (our Mocha Steak Rub, found in It Starts With Food, is a great example), but you can also feel free to add it to your coffee or tea, or brew it Crio Bru-style. But per the rules of the program, it’s not okay to add cocoa to dates and other fruits to make chocolate-y confections."
    This bar is LITERALLY a mixture of cocoa and dates. I find that W30 (which I largely adore) can be very inconsistent when faced with a conflict in its commercial interests. 
    It would never be ok for me to mix these ingredients at home, so why is it ok in this instance? 
     
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Can I have Iaso Tea?   
    Ah, poop tea.  I think it's terrible that companies like this encourage people to lose weight through laxative abuse.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to ShannonM816 in Dealcoholized wine   
    I don't know that it's ever been officially addressed. I would go with no, because 1) there's still a little alcohol (I know, a half of one percent is almost none, but we don't allow bacon that has tiny amounts of added sugar in the curing process), and 2) SWYPO (or possibly more habit -- which is addressed here:  https://whole30.com/wine-after-work/). Even if you wanted to argue with those, then it would basically be juice, and you're really encouraged not to drink juice. If anyone ever sees Melissa herself address this, whether she agrees with this or not, I'd be interested to know what she says. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in Need Ideas - Not Hungry and Nauseous   
    That recipe is nowhere near Whole 30. Have you read the rules, or even checked out what the basis of Whole30 is? Is that your own website you're linking to?
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from PaleoPatronus in Eating out   
    For me, eating out was possible when unavoidable, but not anything I'd do if I could avoid it. Sure, I can pick the menu down to its composite parts and have a meal, but what turns out to be a very plain meal costs me eating-out prices and the whole exercise was stressful, from thinking about what was on the menu, to asking all the questions, to hoping the answers were right, to eating my super boring meal around people eating all the nice food.
    I love to cook, and I can be really creative at home, so the idea of deliberately going out to order, and pay $$$ for plain steak, plain baked potato and a salad I need to bring my own dressing for was just depressing. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Coz I know you're all dying for an update, I have gone down the rabbit hole of being a binging, scoffing, ravening hose beast. According to the scales I've 'gained' 12 lbs in 6 days - my face is puffy, my hands are puffy, my stomach hurts... and yet I still go on.
    I'm at a work conference tomorrow and Saturday with zero control over food, but Round Whatever starts Sunday. I feel atrocious.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Emma in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Thanks @Emma! It's cathartic getting them out there and I'm determined to be honest here. So.... SIGH I just ate cookies. Because I'm tired and feeling garbage and they were there. And they made me feel MORE garbage! Literally have stomach pains now.
     
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to ArtFossil in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    SchrodingersCat, I’m sorry you’ve had a bad few days.
    As @Tom Denham used to say, it’s reintroduction and afterwards that the real work begins. A Whole30 is easy. Food freedom, or what used to be called here, “riding your own bike,” is hard. But that’s what we have to master. (By the way, I encourage you to read as many of Tom’s posts as you can. He has a lot of insights to offer.)
    Speaking only for myself, I have had to couple the nutritional insights I gained through Whole30 with the ongoing work of addressing my psychological and emotional issues around food. ( @MeadowLily is someone else who has gone through this, and I encourage you to look at her posts.) In particular, the Whole30 focus on real food, intuitive eating, and eating three meals a day, with no snacks, and within an hour of waking has continued to serve me very well, together with the concept of MINDFUL eating.
    You have a lot of things going for you, not the least of which is your ability to cook nutritious and delicious meals. (Your meals have had me swooning). That’s definitely a strength.
    You may find, as @Jihanna has posted about, that alternating the structure of Whole30 with short resets (three days? a week? ten days? etc) might serve you well.
    For myself, having done a Whole30 (and two more as resets) I am presently engaged in a dual project of weight loss and addressing my eating from an emotional and psychological perspective. I know I have all the tools I need to achieve my goals, thanks to Whole30 but thanks also to my external resources. Whole30 has helped me to get back to my natural, intuitive way of eating, where no food is demonized.
    By the way, my adult daughter (with whom I live) also has vestibular migraines (vertigo) so striving to cook nutritious meals for her to support her work to improve her health helps keep me motivated to also to keep my nutrition at a high level and to continue to be mindful about the food we eat.
    You have the tools to work this out, and I encourage you to persevere.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Jihanna in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    (((hug)))
    I'm so so so sorry, I know that's a horrible feeling to see what's happening and have absolutely no way of stopping it yet, but I'm glad you'll have the opportunity to get things going more smoothly again soon! It would be SO NICE if work lunches and the like were actually catered with awesome whole foods instead of junk  
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from Jihanna in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Coz I know you're all dying for an update, I have gone down the rabbit hole of being a binging, scoffing, ravening hose beast. According to the scales I've 'gained' 12 lbs in 6 days - my face is puffy, my hands are puffy, my stomach hurts... and yet I still go on.
    I'm at a work conference tomorrow and Saturday with zero control over food, but Round Whatever starts Sunday. I feel atrocious.
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to Emma in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    I love mayo too. And I love your fish cake recipe. I'm feeling excited to try something new that is also ridiculously simple.
    And I love your reflections on the on/off track thing. I use those words myself and I have a sense of me being on or off and there's a very thin middle ground where I could fall either way. I read part of the Food Freedom book and I can't remember if it talks about that. I know when I first started writing a month or so ago, there was a discussion about good and bad choices. I don't think in those terms, but I do think in terms of addictions and I am either on board and in control or I've fallen off and have a lot less control. It's interesting and interesting reading your thoughts.
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from ArtFossil in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Sure! I just used 2 cans of tuna, a couple of big scoops of green Thai curry paste (found a compliant one - Mae Plot brand), 3 eggs, some coconut flour as a binder, and a tablespoon of compliant fish sauce. Mixed it all well and then cooked them in coconut oil! You can do the curry paste to taste - I like them spicy!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    So a few thoughts on my weekend away. I said a couple weeks ago that I worry that W30 is making me more disordered, because it reinforces that "on track/off track" dichotomy. This weekend bears that out to some extent. I was "off track" and so I was all over the cookies, chocolate, alcohol, ice cream, and snacking. It was very much 
    "well I'm off track so I may as well have all the things I usually wouldn't have", which does not bode well for the whole food freedom thing. I need to really work on the balance. Maybe its time to pick up It Starts With Food, or similar. 
    I feel so much better when I am eating compliantly, and that's the key thing for me. And granted, I wouldn't have gone on a 3 day bender for nothing, it was really because I was interstate, at my parents house, quite a festive mood, and things were available which usually aren't. It will be interesting to see how long it takes me to start feeling human again. 
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from ArtFossil in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Sure! I just used 2 cans of tuna, a couple of big scoops of green Thai curry paste (found a compliant one - Mae Plot brand), 3 eggs, some coconut flour as a binder, and a tablespoon of compliant fish sauce. Mixed it all well and then cooked them in coconut oil! You can do the curry paste to taste - I like them spicy!
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    SchrodingersCat reacted to ArtFossil in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    Thank you! I love the Mae Ploy red curry so I'l have to try their green curry!
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    SchrodingersCat got a reaction from LadyWolf0926 in SchrodingersCat's "I'm useless at this food freedom thing" Round 3 Diary   
    So a few thoughts on my weekend away. I said a couple weeks ago that I worry that W30 is making me more disordered, because it reinforces that "on track/off track" dichotomy. This weekend bears that out to some extent. I was "off track" and so I was all over the cookies, chocolate, alcohol, ice cream, and snacking. It was very much 
    "well I'm off track so I may as well have all the things I usually wouldn't have", which does not bode well for the whole food freedom thing. I need to really work on the balance. Maybe its time to pick up It Starts With Food, or similar. 
    I feel so much better when I am eating compliantly, and that's the key thing for me. And granted, I wouldn't have gone on a 3 day bender for nothing, it was really because I was interstate, at my parents house, quite a festive mood, and things were available which usually aren't. It will be interesting to see how long it takes me to start feeling human again.