GoJo09

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    GoJo09 got a reaction from KTag in Workout Supplements   
    You really don't need to take BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) if you're eating a well constructed diet including animal protein. I work out pretty hard, running and Crossfit, and I don't bother.
    If you're vegetarian, it might be more worthwhile, as vegetarian protein sources aren't complete proteins, ie. they're each lacking some of the amino acids (you have to be very conscious of combining vegetarian protein sources to ensure you get all of the required amino acids).
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from vicki.photo.girl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Woolworths Select brand now has compliant liquid stock too - free range chicken, fish, beef and vegetable. It was $5.99 for 500ml.
     
    And the Macro brand Dijon Mustard is compliant (and way cheaper than Maille - although I haven't tasted it yet, might not be as good).
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    GoJo09 reacted to ElizabethG in What has been your most lasting food habit after Whole30?   
    I love this question! I've had a rough couple of days with food choices, and really committing to getting back on track today. One of the ways that helps me stay positive and move forward is taking a few steps back to realize how much good change I've made since my first WHole30 almost 2 years; remember this is a really long journey, with lots of ups and downs. That being said, one of the most lasting changes for me has been cutting way back on mindless snacking. Work used to be a black hole of bad choices, but now, most days I am able to walk right past all the junk food, and recognize I'm not actually hungry. 
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    GoJo09 reacted to Whole Nerdy in Over-50 Whole 30   
    I want to share a bit about what I see as the advantages of Whole 30 eating for people over 50, with one possible caveat.
    A while back when I was a lithe young thing in my thirties, a friend of mine in his mid-fifties sat down heavily on a bench and said to me, "You see, this is what happens when you get older--your muscles get all achy." I remember thinking, Oh, no, I don't want that to be me. Cut to me in my late forties and early fifties--sure enough, I'd wake up in the morning, shuffle my sore limbs to the bathroom, and look back at a puffy face. I just thought it was normal. Then I started a paleo-style diet, and the achiness almost immediately went away. It was dramatic: I could bend over and place my palms on the floor first thing in the morning, which I couldn't have dreamed about before.
    Recently, my sugar habit came back, with a vengeance. I would feel tired and creaky just walking up the stairs. So I did a Whole45, just to really keep the sugar demons at bay. It was a joy to feel the litheness I had felt in my limbs at a young age return. I felt like someone had literally oiled my joints. I am emphasizing this because so many people believe that soreness and lack of flexibility are an inevitable product of old age. It ain't so.
    Another great advantage of Whole30-ing for older people is the way it changes your habits. By the time you've been on the planet for half a century or more, your manner of thinking about food and your style of eating have become pretty well engrained. Your mind may try to be as inflexible as your body once was. We all know from research and from the examples of people around us that changing habits and learning new skills are both an important part of aging well. With Whole30 you have to rethink a lot of things you may have been doing automatically that no longer serve you. This in itself is freeing. 
    What's the caveat? My lipids level zoomed up along with my adoption of the paleo diet--both HDL and LDL increased; my doctors have been pestering me to go on statins. Women lose the protection that estrogen previously gave to their heart when they go through menopause, so heart-released problems often show up at this stage. I am not sure how much this increase in cholesterol had to do with my change in diet or with menopause itself. Probably a combination of both. Now that I have completed my Whole45 I am experimenting with a Mediterranean-style diet--still grain-free, but veering in the direction of fish and lowering my intake of red meat, which is problematic anyway (increases cancer risk in many studies, high carbon footprint). 
    I have learned so much from this Whole45, including how much the foods I eat influence my cognitive and concentration skills. (Hint: much more than I previously thought!) Again, eating the foods that work for me help me to preserve that most precious resource. Good luck to all you at all ages.
     
     
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    GoJo09 reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Victorians, I just received my first Seven Creek paleo beef delivery! It looks so good!
     
    What comes in the paleo pack?
     Porterhouse steak (1kg)  Scotch fillet (500g)  Eye fillet (250g)   Rump steak (600g)  Round steak (800g)  Blade steak (750g)  Beef roast (2kg) - in 1 package  Premium mince (2.5kg) - in 5 packages  Sausages (2kg) - salt only - in 4 packages  Rissoles (500g - veggies and salt only - in 1 package  Diced beef  (500g) - in 1 package  Stir fry strips (500g) - in 1 package  Osso Bucco (650g) - in two packages  Marrow bones (1kg) - in 1 package  Soup bones (1kg) - in 1 package   It comes nicely cryovac wrapped in small packages (individual steaks!) and it's fresh not frozen (you can freeze it). You do need to be home for delivery, but it's huge, so you probably won't get them often   It's a big pack of meat, if you can't store it all, you'll need to split with someone, only comes in one size: 12.55 kilos (plus two kilos of bones).   Make sure you get the Paleo pack, the other one has non-paleo sausages and rissole ingredients like rice flour and HPV. http://sevencreeks.com.au/shop/clean-eating-grass-fed-angus-beef/
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from Chez in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Well, there you go - I was 100% sure that nitrates were out, and have been sadly returning products to the shelves that contain them for over a year!
     
    Chez, accidental sugar consumption doesn't generally call for a restart, and as long as you have the sugar cravings under control, I wouldn't panic about it. Maybe just stop using the coconut aminos now, and reintro sugar last.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Sorry but the nitrates make it non-compliant - told you it was hard!
    There are quite a few compliant coconut milk/cream brands, I just prefer the taste and texture of Ayam. I have it in coffee and curries, and that's basically it for me.
    Check out the Mae Ploy curry pastes - some are compliant.
    And yes, the panna cotta is dessert so it's out.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Yep, coconut oil can make your house stink, but it tastes good . Use it for frying, baking sweet potatoes (yum!), eating...
     
    Coconut aminos are a soy sauce replacement - I've never tried it because it's $12 a bottle and I don't use soy sauce very often normally anyway.
     
    Re: bones - "dog bones" are still bones! It all comes form the same animal . You could just cook a roast and then use the bone afterwards to make stock, if you don't want to buy them specifically.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
     
    I had a coffee in Denmark, WA (ie. tiny town in the middle of nowhere!) with hazelnut milk and it was amazing. I'd never had hazelnut milk before, gave the coffee a great taste.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I use ayam premium coconut cream (dark green can). It's not the cheapest ($3.60) but it's got nothing except coconut and it tastes the best.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
     
    I keep my coconut cream in a Moccona jar too - I have dozens of different sizes for all my baking ingredients because that's what they drink at work . I buy the large Ayam cans of coconut cream though - although maybe I'd be more frugal with it if i were using the small cans.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I get them from my local independent grocer - local woolies doesn't sick it but the one further away does. Same ring pull can, but 400g.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Tamari almonds are a personal demon of mine! Thankfully they're out for a W30 anyway .
     
    Bacon - I've never seen a compliant one, but you can get panchetta if you want to pay that much.
     
    Kombucha is fine.
     
    Did you give up coffee because you didn't want to drink it black? Or for some other reason? Because I drink it with coconut cream every day. (Not saying you have to drink it, just wondering.)
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Tamari almonds are a personal demon of mine! Thankfully they're out for a W30 anyway .
     
    Bacon - I've never seen a compliant one, but you can get panchetta if you want to pay that much.
     
    Kombucha is fine.
     
    Did you give up coffee because you didn't want to drink it black? Or for some other reason? Because I drink it with coconut cream every day. (Not saying you have to drink it, just wondering.)
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I use ayam premium coconut cream (dark green can). It's not the cheapest ($3.60) but it's got nothing except coconut and it tastes the best.
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    GoJo09 reacted to Canberra_Girl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Hi GoJo09, yes, those Tamari almonds are evil.
     
    I am going to ask our butcher what his has in it. It is free range ppork, and they smoke it themselves. Crossing my fingers he says it doesn't have sugar!
     
    I make my own kombucha, and drink small amounts every couple of days, more as tonic, than as an actual drink, if that makes sense!
     
    Coffee, yeah, I usually have it white, but it tends to flair up my skin issues!
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from vicki.photo.girl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Woolworths Select brand now has compliant liquid stock too - free range chicken, fish, beef and vegetable. It was $5.99 for 500ml.
     
    And the Macro brand Dijon Mustard is compliant (and way cheaper than Maille - although I haven't tasted it yet, might not be as good).
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    I get them from my local independent grocer - local woolies doesn't sick it but the one further away does. Same ring pull can, but 400g.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
     
    I keep my coconut cream in a Moccona jar too - I have dozens of different sizes for all my baking ingredients because that's what they drink at work . I buy the large Ayam cans of coconut cream though - although maybe I'd be more frugal with it if i were using the small cans.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from AussieMell in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Yep, coconut oil can make your house stink, but it tastes good . Use it for frying, baking sweet potatoes (yum!), eating...
     
    Coconut aminos are a soy sauce replacement - I've never tried it because it's $12 a bottle and I don't use soy sauce very often normally anyway.
     
    Re: bones - "dog bones" are still bones! It all comes form the same animal . You could just cook a roast and then use the bone afterwards to make stock, if you don't want to buy them specifically.
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from [email protected] in Sourcing food in Australia   
     
    I had a coffee in Denmark, WA (ie. tiny town in the middle of nowhere!) with hazelnut milk and it was amazing. I'd never had hazelnut milk before, gave the coffee a great taste.
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    GoJo09 reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     

     
    Well you are allowed to have 2 servings of protein if you need it. This would be a question for the top dogs in all seriousness. I'd be scared I'd drop one of my very expensive pastured eggs trying to build a pyramid. And my floors are not really clean right now...and I would scoop it up and eat it anyway. 
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    GoJo09 reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I am! I think one more would tip the ship. I remember reading in something Melissa posted that Dallas can hold more eggs when he is very hungry though. 
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh yeah - poor wording! I didn't get bubbles on my second ferment
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    GoJo09 got a reaction from vicki.photo.girl in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Woolworths Select brand now has compliant liquid stock too - free range chicken, fish, beef and vegetable. It was $5.99 for 500ml.
     
    And the Macro brand Dijon Mustard is compliant (and way cheaper than Maille - although I haven't tasted it yet, might not be as good).