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  1. 1Maryann

    Whole Earth Sweet & Spicy Tea?

    This tea is a perfect example of why you have to read every label, every time. The 18-count and 25-count boxes have different ingredient lists! INGREDIENTS 25-Count Box: Black tea, natural flavor, rosehips, cinnamon, chamomile, lemongrass, peppermint, papaya leaves, jasmine tea, anise seed, ginger root, orange peel and orange oil. 18-Count Box: Black tea, artificial flavor, rosehips, chamomile, cinnamon, lemongrass, peppermint, jasmine tea, papaya leaves, anise seed, ginger root, orange peel and orange oil. Loose Tea: Black tea, rosehips, jasmine tea, cinnamon, lemongrass, peppermint, chamomile, papaya leaves, artificial flavor, anise seed, orange peel, ginger root, orange oil. Not sure what the artificial flavor is... Rosehips always taste sweet to me.
  2. ...in a discussion of what you had for breakfast, you mention having ground beef with sauteed cabbage, or a beef stew omelet, and are genuinely surprised at the reaction of your friends.
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    The crazy things people say

    Just had this conversation: Her: You really shouldn't eat so many eggs. Or if you do, just have the whites. Me: Why? All the nutrition is in the yolk. That's the part that nourishes the embryo. The white is basically amniotic fluid. Her: Ew! That's gross! Me: Exactly.
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    Periodically I just have to declare a moratorium on meat purchases until I use up some of what I already have. There is no sane reason why a single person has to have 2 whole pork loins (cut into roasts and chops) on hand. I only stash boneless, skinless chicken breasts because they take up less space than bone-in chicken. It's a sickness! help! Kirsteen, I laughed out loud. How true!
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    The crazy things people say

    Friend: You still on that crazy diet kick? Me: Nothing crazy about it. Friend: So when are you gonna start eating real food again?
  6. When it's 6:30 am on a weekday, and you have a turkey in the oven, just because.
  7. How has this thread taken me so long to discover! I just read all seven pages and laughed several times per page.
  8. From Wikipedia: Yeast extract is the common name for various forms of processed yeast products made by extracting the cell contents (removing the cell walls); they are used as food additives or flavorings, or as nutrients for bacterial culture media. They are often used to create savory flavors and umami taste sensations, and can be found in a large variety of packaged food including frozen meals, crackers, junk food, gravy, stock and more. Yeast extracts in liquid form can be dried to a light paste or a dry powder. "Autolyzed yeast (containing the cell walls) or autolyzed yeast extract consists of concentrations of yeast cells that are allowed to die and break up, so that the yeasts' endogenous digestive enzymes break their proteins down into simpler compounds (amino acids and peptides)...The general method for making yeast extract for food products such as Vegemite and Marmite on a commercial scale is to add sodium chloride (salt) to a suspension of yeast, making the solution hypertonic, which leads to the cells shrivelling up; this triggers autolysis, in which the yeast self-destructs.
  9. 1Maryann

    Significant Weightloss on Whole30??

    Previously, I had been on Atkins for over a year and was stalled in my weight loss and bored with my options. I came here and did my first Whole30 back in June. I had to give up Splenda and dairy, but in return I got sweet potatoes and fruit. I lost 18 lbs. Just did a second Whole30 in October, and lost 7 more. Am still losing about a half pound a week. I agree that less is not more. Eat from the template. Eat until satisfied. Undereating, especially if working out, will throw your body into starvation mode and make it hold on to every ounce it can. Don't obsess on weight loss. Learning new habits will do more for your long-term success than 'trying' to lose x amount of pounds. Good luck!
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    Calories - do I really not count them???

    My first Whole30 was back in June. For the first time in years, I didn't count calories, grams, carbs, points, or anything else. And I put my scale in the back of the closet. It was terrifying, but freeing at the same time. I stuck to the plan, and have never regretted it. I lost 18 pounds that month, more than any month I could remember in all the years I obsessively counted and weighed. I just finished my second Whole30, and lost an additional seven pounds. (But a couple of those were pounds I regained after I started slipping up on my eating.)
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    I had a handful of shelled almonds for a snack midway through my Whole30. I was stunned to find that almonds are sweet!