TEwhole30

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    TEwhole30 reacted to NoMoreCrunchyCravings in reheating sweet potatoes   
    It's as a result of an amazing little chemical called polyphenol oxidase, and is totally normal. Your potatoes are turning brown for the same reason raw white potatoes turn brown/gray, and why apples turn brown. They're still fine to eat, just don't look as pretty.
    For more information, look here: http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--945/why-fruits-and-vegetables-turn-brown.asp
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    TEwhole30 reacted to Cheryl1960 in Hoping to help my Acid Reflux   
    No, like I said, I just discovered I had it a few days ago.  From what I have been reading, most of the time acid reflux is caused by too low stomach acid levels instead of too much stomach acid.  So I have been trying raw apple cider vinegar mixed with water today before and after my meals and that has made a huge difference in my symptoms!!  I am doing much better today by doing that. 
    Sorry to hear about your gall bladder problems and thank you for your concern.  
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    TEwhole30 reacted to Babsie95 in Over cooked ghee   
    I thought I had burned a batch once but I kept it anyway and when I used it it was probably the best tasting batch I have ever made. Very nutty with a deep flavor. So I say keep it taste it and see. It might just be a happy accident.
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    TEwhole30 reacted to samalope in Intimidated by veggies... some help finding variety   
    I MADE SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND MEAT SAUCE! And it was delicious NSV !!!!
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    TEwhole30 reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    You most certainly can. Also remember that you can't always trust your hunger signals while things adjust. But if you just can't eat anymore saving it and eating it as a mini meal is a great option. Your body will adjust.
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    TEwhole30 reacted to ladydeevious in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Ive been trying to eat 3 eggs with spinich usually but when I try to get to third im listening to my fullness signal...but then hungrey 2 hrs later so this morn I tried chicken breast with spinich cooked in ghee and three eggs and couldnt
    Finish it....can I save the leftovers and eat 2 hrs later?
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    TEwhole30 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Though I'm officially done with my Whole30, I'm not sure exactly when I plan to start my reintroductions. I'm feeling good with Whole30 for now, so I plan to continue for at least a few more days. Regardless of the when, I do plan to do the formal, structured reintroduction as outlined in the book. I want to know how different foods affect me as I refine what I want my long-term eating to look like.
    Here's what I want to reintroduce to see how they affect me (i.e., these are the foods I'd be most inclined to eat on occasion): 
    Legumes: garbanzo beans (because hummus), peanut butter (because PB&J)  Non-Gluten Grains: white rice, gluten-free bread (see above), gluten-free oats (because overnight oats)  Dairy: cheese, yogurt, sour cream  Gluten-Containing Grains: hamburger bun (because Red Robin) Sugars: honey, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar (because Paleo desserts)  I honestly may reintroduce sugars first, because we're planning another camping trip for New Years and I really, really want to make some hot chocolate! The ingredients are simply coconut milk, cacao, maple syrup, and vanilla powder (compliant), so I don't think it'll be overly disruptive. But I really want it and I'm curious to see if it awakens my sleeping sugar dragon. I also plan to make and take banana bread with me. The ingredients are 100% compliant, but it is bread. I'll then probably start formal reintroductions, beginning with legumes, the week of January 6. 
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    TEwhole30 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    Alright, as I'm officially done, here are my results! Though I do plan to continue my Whole30 through the end of the week. I may then try reintroducing some legumes, or I may stay Whole30 a bit longer...  
    Weight Loss: 15.0 lbs
    NSVs: 
    Clearer, glowing skin with fewer blemishes Leaner appearance and flatter tummy  Less painful joints  Fewer sugar cravings  Healthier relationship with food More nutrition in my diet  Energy levels are slightly more stable throughout the day  Learned new recipes and cooking skills (and tried new cooking gadgets)  General Thoughts:
    I'm starting to think that a Paleo-ish lifestyle can be sustainable for me. Breakfast was honestly one of my biggest hangups, but I finally figured out something that works! Scrambled eggs and a mason jar of soup (which will be a rotation of Mel Joulwan soups)! Yay! 
    There are a lot of things I wish I had done better. I didn't eat three full meals on many days. I didn't eat within an hour of waking on most days. I ate too many potatoes and not enough vegetables. And I didn't eat pre- and post-workout meals for the latter half of my Whole30.
    But, despite all this, I learned a lot about what can be sustainable for me, which is honestly more important than the NSVs, so I'm trying to be gentle with myself.  And what I have been eating, even with the flaws, is light years better than what I was eating before so I still call this one a raving success. 
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    TEwhole30 reacted to ladyshanny in Ideas for more fats?!   
    Hi @dianasoling - I've merged your thread with another that discusses this exact issue. We do recommend that you start with a quick google search as most everything has been asked and answered before.
    I've also linked another thread that is similar. I found both of these by googling "Whole30 fat options"
     
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    TEwhole30 reacted to Renee Lee in Ideas for more fats?!   
    Animal fat! Strain off the juices from a roast chicken/turkey and keep the fat for cooking.
    Render some lard or tallow.
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    TEwhole30 reacted to kirbz in Kirbz's Whole30 Log   
    @rollyourownway Thanks! I’m glad you find some inspiration in my posts! And I wish you the very best on your upcoming Whole30! 
    So I wear a Garmin Fenix 5s all the time. I purchased it to track my outdoor workouts but it also tracks my heart rate throughout the day and my sleep. So I get my sleep metrics from my Garmin. I think there are likely cheaper models that will track a lot of the same information! 
    Anyway, best wishes and happy holidays! 
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    TEwhole30 reacted to racheleats in Help with Plated Fat   
    Pesto is another great option since it's made with lots of olive oil  I like to mix it with my roasted veggies, or use as the sauce with zoodles or spaghetti squash!