Christie Inge, HHC

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    Christie Inge, HHC got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in What would you do?   
    So, I totally understand the whole not wanting to waste food thing. AND, what I've also realized along the way is that food is always going to get wasted; we have an overabundance of food in the US and unless you are going to ship it off to people in less fortunate countries, you can waste it in the trash or in your body. 
    As far as the neighbor, if it continues to happen, you may need to have an honest conversation with her and perhaps discuss other ways you might be able to connect that isn't food (her actual motivation for bringing you the scones was probably to connect with you). 
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    Christie Inge, HHC got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in What would you do?   
    So, I totally understand the whole not wanting to waste food thing. AND, what I've also realized along the way is that food is always going to get wasted; we have an overabundance of food in the US and unless you are going to ship it off to people in less fortunate countries, you can waste it in the trash or in your body. 
    As far as the neighbor, if it continues to happen, you may need to have an honest conversation with her and perhaps discuss other ways you might be able to connect that isn't food (her actual motivation for bringing you the scones was probably to connect with you). 
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to Lauraco in How important is the timing of when you eat?   
    @Christie Inge, HHC @laura_juggles   Thank you both.  I wasn't really understanding the concept.  I should have read more about the program more before jumping into it!  I appreciate the guidelines and reasoning you provided and will straighten up on the program!   
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to Emcd16 in Packet salmon-pea   
    Thank you.
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to ladyshanny in Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?   
    I agree, that soy wasn't hidden at all. Food manufacturers are brutal in many cases but in this case the labelling and transparency is excellent.
    I see where you're coming from @MimiHi, about the restart and not quitting. But it really depends on what the person needed to get out of it. If they really needed to heal their gut for health reasons, bippity-bopping right along despite the incident isn't going to help them. Sometimes just owning up to it, being disappointed and taking responsibility is more empowering than you think.
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    Christie Inge, HHC got a reaction from Lauraco in How important is the timing of when you eat?   
    This is the difference between the rules and the recommendations. If you eat ONLY whole 30 approved foods and follow the other rules, you will have done a whole 30. But, if you also follow the recommendations, including:
    following the meal template eating within an hour of rising eating enough that you can go 4 to 5 hours without eating again no snacking between meals unless you are genuinely hungry (but then start beefing up your actual meals so you can get through without snacks) That is when you will get the best results. 
    So, I'd encourage you to try following the meal template and the other recommendations and see for yourself what results that creates for you. 
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to kirbz in Inquiry about protein (meat) portion   
    I'm sure a moderator will chime in with a wonderful, factual answer, but I thought I'd chime in with my two cents...
    This is meant to be an experiment! That's what I love so much about this program. So, go forth and experiment! The template says 1-2 palm-sized portions. So try different combinations and see what works for you! The goal is to feel satisfied for 4-5 hours between meals. So, if that means eating on the higher end of the template for you, then so be it. If that means eating at the lower end of the template for you, then so be it! There are some very black and white rules, but the rest is figuring out what works for you. So don't be afraid to be a little playful and try new things and find something that will be great for you for the short and long term! 
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to SugarcubeOD in Egg Free Whole30   
    i think it depends on what you're trying to determine by eliminating eggs and/or a full AIP program.  AIP is definitely more challenging than the regular program altho since you've done two already, if you've stuck pretty close to the Whole30 protocol between rounds, it's usually easier to then take it a step further for AIP.
    Tiger blood or the lacktherof is often contributed to more by the meal template and whether you follow all the recommendations than removing more foods from your diet.  If you don't have a medical reason to be eliminating eggs or doing AIP then that might not be your best bet for getting that energy you're looking for.
    One thing to think about also is that Tiger Blood doesn't necessarily mean that you're running around like your tail is on fire all your waking hours.  For some people it's just feeling 'good'.  Feeling like they can go for a walk after dinner or being sharper at work or during their hobbies.  Melissa has written some new articles on tiger blood recently because of this very problem of people thinking they've done something wrong because they didn't turn into Tigger on the program.  I think if you google 'whole30 tiger blood' you should be able to find some articles as well as past discussions about what it is and isn't.
    In the meantime, before you decide to go AIP or egg free, if you have a recollection of how your meals were composed on the last round and can give some reasonably specific detail about how and when you ate, maybe there are some tweaks in there on the standard program that you can try before you go to eliminating additional foods.
    Thoughts?
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to Jihanna in Not so supportive for my 2nd time   
    (((((HUGS)))))
    Always allow yourself to be comfortable when speaking up about your needs. This is so important, and isn't just about the food you're wanting to eat. Determining how foods affect you is necessary in order to know how to best fuel your body, because it affects your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, food is one area where we almost always have to be our own advocate, because we are the gatekeepers between what's in front of us and what goes into our mouths. Give yourself permission to be strong and to take a stand on this, and know that anyone else's ability to understand should not be vital when weighed against your ability to make healthy food choices.
    Cooking together can definitely pose some interesting interactions, but it doesn't have to be (too) awkward if you can have a plan ready for how you want to approach it. For me, if I'm not the one cooking, I'll politely ask what's going into the meal and if anything's not compliant I ask if it'd be too much trouble to substitute whatever compliant thing for the non-compliant one; if they refuse, I'll thank them and make a dish for myself. If I'm helping with the cooking, I'll take the time to plan for that meal with them, and maybe even offer to do the shopping; that lets me make sure everything in it is something I can have, especially if I'm doing the cooking.
    Dietary needs can be tricky, but it's something just about everyone deals with in one way or another (whether it's allergy, intolerance, not liking how it affects the body, or just plain not liking the taste or texture). If there's ANYTHING that a person avoids for any reason, that's a great place to start the discussion on what you're choosing to avoid right now, too.
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to SugarcubeOD in Almond butter   
    Technically compliant, absolutely NOT recommended as per the above posts.
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to laura_juggles in Almond butter   
    I know dates are compliant, but there's a part of me that wants to say "no" in this instance. It's not like adding a date to a barbecue sauce recipe to mellow the vinegar and spice. It's straight up added in this product to make it sweet while being able to say that it doesn't have added sugar. It does have added sugar; that date is the added sugar but labeling laws are dumb and companies will find ways to skirt them. 
    Per the Whole30 rules, though, that ingredient list is compliant. 
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to kirbz in Hungry, don't want to eat, kind of miserable   
    I'm sorry to hear that this is such a struggle for you. You should be proud of your commitment for making it this long! Though I sincerely hope that things improve for you and you find some of the joy and benefits that so many others (myself included) have found! 
    One thing that seemed to jump out to me is that it seems like you're trying really hard to re-create all the things you used to love. That can be hard and frankly, I just end up disappointed when I try to do that. Have you tried finding new recipes that are delicious all on their own? Perhaps something you've never tried before so you won't have a comparison to how it tasted before? I strongly recommend that you find a blogger or recipe book that focuses on Whole30 food and try some new stuff! 
    My favorite bloggers are Paleo Running Momma and Mel Joulwan. Others on the forum often really love Nom Nom Paleo. All three have websites with dedicated Whole30 sections that are reliable. There are others, though you'll find a lot of false information on Whole30 recipes out there, so be diligent about checking the ingredients and making sure they align with the rules! Check out the @Whole30Recipes Instagram feed for daily recipes from featured bloggers. That'll give you lots of other ideas and will point you to more reliable sources. 
    As for breakfast, I really struggled with breakfast for a long time. I didn't love eggs either and vegetables were also hard for me. What I've found now is that bacon, eggs scrambled in leftover bacon fat, and soup works really well for me. I alternate the Silky Gingered Zucchini soup and the Golden Cauliflower soup recipes referenced below. Bacon can be hard to find but Pederson's Natural Farms and Applegate Naturals are two brands to look for. I believe even Costco carries their own brand that is compliant as well. Online could always be an option too. 
    If you're interested in trying some new stuff, here are some of my favorite recipes: 
    https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/breakfast-egg-roll-bowl-paleo-whole30/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/bacon-zucchini-fritters-paleo-whole30/ http://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-salisbury-steak-meatballs-whole30/ http://meljoulwan.com/2012/03/29/merguez-meatballs/ https://meljoulwan.com/2012/10/24/golden-cauliflower-soup/ https://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/ https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/twice-baked-potatoes-paleo-whole30-vegan/ I truly do wish you the very best and hope you find something great from this! 
     
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    Christie Inge, HHC reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Beginner Confused About Recipe Serving Sizes   
    When in doubt, stick to the Meal Template recommendations (these are minimums, so feel free to eat more). With eggs, you need a little more than you would if you were eating ground beef, for example.