Physibeth

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  1. We as moderators see a lot of confusion around here on what constitutes a serving of eggs when eggs are your primary protein source. We tell you as many as you can hold in your hand without dropping but I still don't think people actually try this. So I thought I'd post a visual for you folks. It would be fun if other people added their own pictures too. Try the experiment. Context - I'm 5'4" female and these are large eggs.
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    Wow! Can you post a picture?? The majority of the nutrients of the egg are in the yolk. Egg whites are good for post workout meals when you don't want fat but otherwise eat your yolks!
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    Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule

    Those are just suggestions. The best thing to do is introduce something you might actually want to eat again though be careful that there are no cross contaminating ingredients. I did sourdough bread for mine because that was what I was interested in.
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    Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule

    The point is to test things as isolated from each other as possible. On the flip side if you have an extreme reaction to something you might want to add more than 2 days of compliance before you introduce something again to ensure you are feeling as good as you were when you started. You really want the best data possible so you can make well informed decisions in your post Whole30 world. Also for many that don't have immediate reactions there can be a build up over time reaction. Take me for example. I had no obvious physical issues to anything I introduced (except when I've accidentally had soy - makes me angry). However I know that if I were to put gluten back in my diet on a regular basis I would start feeling foggy in the afternoons again. I also have found out that eating non-gluten grains regularly makes me feel pudgy and sluggish after a while. Knowing these things helps me decide if something I might eat is worth it or not.
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    Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule

    Yes that is correct. Just to further clarify on day 4 legumes is the only non-Whole30 item you have. On day 7 alcohol is the only non-Whole30 item you have. In other words you don't have dairy (or legumes or alcohol) again (even if you are fine with it) until all your reintroductions are complete.
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    Seattle Whole 30 places

    I don't know any off hand but I've found lots of places with well sourced ingredients (on the Eastside) and I'm sure in Seattle too that make it easier to order to Whole30 standards. Would love to know of any though if others know. There is a paleo food truck in Bellevue I've heard, but not had an opportunity to try it yet.
  7. So I ignored my poor little scoby (sitting in a good amount of liquid) for too long and it has mold on it now. I really need to toss it and start over. I know the gal that grew and gifted her to me used herbal tea...sounds like this might have helped it mold or is it just that I left it unattended for so long?
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    I would start with 4 and then see how you feel.
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    Changes in Menstrual Cycle

    Oh I missed the part about this not being your first Whole30. I didn't do formal reintroductions after my 2nd one, but I also didn't go to a big party in my honor either. Did your other Whole30s mess with your cycle? As for the BC it is a tough call. What I didn't say in my post is knowing what I know now I wish I hadn't done it, but I know plenty of people are fine with it. So hard to know.
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    Changes in Menstrual Cycle

    Unfortunately this is something really hard to predict. Everyone's body and context is different. I totally feel for you. I got married before I started my real food journey and we had planned to go on the pill anyway and I made sure to start it in such a way that we wouldn't have to worry about such things during the honeymoon. I will also say that eating Whole30/Paleo style the majority of the time is the only thing other than the pill that has made my cycle regular. All that said...I would strongly advise not doing Whole30 all the way up to your wedding day but taking some time before the wedding to reintroduce the things you will be encountered with during your reception. I would hate for you to either not to enjoy your reception by avoiding foods or feel awful during/after because you introduced everything at once. Do the 30 days and then spend the next 15 deciding what will be worth it.
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    French's Yellow Mustard

    If vegetable oil is listed as an ingredient I would not use that mustard. I've never heard of such a thing. I'm sure you can find a mustard without it.
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    Lots of people eat lots of things other then eggs for their first meal. Anything you want. Stop thinking of breakfast foods and just look at it like another meal. That said I love eggs and I usually eat them every morning. But that is my personal context.
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    Yes that is your serving. You are better off getting a variety of protein over your meals because different protein sources have different benefits, but I've been known to eat 4 eggs at multiple meals in a day when I'm pressed for time. I don't know the answer on 2 palm-sized portions of eggs. Because eggs have a higher fat content they are quite filling...when I eat them I generally don't need more than 4 but if I eat chicken I often need 1.5-2 palm sized portions. Good questions maybe another mod will chime in too.
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    It could be. First see how many eggs you can hold in your hand to see how much of a serving 2 eggs is for you. For me it would be half a serving. So if I used 2 eggs and leftover meat I would use at least a palm sized serving of the meat.
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    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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    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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    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.
  18. Thanks Mary! I didn't start this myself it was gifted to me as a full package, will definitely use a regular tea when I start feeding it. The cloth cover needs to be 100% cotton correct? Something like a tea towel? I think I have that but not sure if I have a proper sized rubber band. And then my understanding of continuous brew (assuming I can get the spigot on this one to work) is that once 25% of the tea is gone I can add new tea and just wait a couple more days correct? I really expected it to be ready by now as it has been in the 80s here for 2 weeks, but the gal that gave it to me says it always takes hers 3 weeks which seems really long to me.
  19. OK I was gifted a continuous brew batch with SCOBY and I have questions. Question 1: She gave this to me in a sun tea type container with a lid. Is this ok or should the lid be replaced with a cotton cloth and rubber band? Question 2: When I asked her what kind of tea she used she said "Cherry Vanilla Twinnings I think". I believe she has been doing this with herbal tea and she said she usually waits 3 weeks. Is this going to be ok? Question 3: It looks like I have a baby growing on the bottom, is that normal? Until recently the mama was on the bottom but now that has floated to the top. It's been 2+ weeks and I tested the PH today and it looks somewhere between 3 and 4 and it still tastes slightly sweet, but hard to tell with a flavored tea. I'm also having much difficulty getting anything out of the spigot which indicates I might need to remove and clean anyway. Thoughts, advice, answers? :-)
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    Don't over think this.

    While this doesn't violate any of the rules it isn't your best choice for breakfast. We recommend that all of your meals fit the food template to get the best results from your experience. This means 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies, and 1-2 servings of added fat. Also make sure that your almond milk doesn't contain carrageenan either. I've personally never found an almond milk in the store that didn't have this additive and usually just make my own when I want it.
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    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    I would consider drinking a cup of bone broth a beverage or supplement not a snack.
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    Fogo De Chao

    I would narrow down what you think are the best options and your list of questions and give them a call yourself. As long as you are polite I'm sure they would be happy to help you.
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    Don't over think this.

    I'm not sure. Some of the things on those lists make sense to me and some don't. I know I have a strong MSG reaction and I've never had it with gelatin and fermented foods so I'm not worried about those personally but might be worth doing some more of my own research.
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    Don't over think this.

    On the subject of MSG this is an interesting article to read: http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html