LindaLee

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    Day 15...where's that energy?

    Okay, I'm in Day 28 now (yay!), and I did make some adjustments to my carbs. My new food schedule has been (all proteins are the palm sized or eggs that fit in my hand, per the template). I actually haven't had white potatoes for a couple of weeks. Breakfast - ground venison, yellow squash, green beans, kale, and 1/2 avocado, plus tea with Nutpods Pre-workout - hard boiled egg post-workout - boneless chicken thigh plus pouch of baby food (pumpkin, sweet potato, or squash with apple) Lunch - 1 serving (of 6) PaleOMG spaghetti squash pie, plus spinach. Apple with cashew butter Dinner - Salmon cakes plus broccoli plus roasted sweet potato cubes, and Paleo mayo I realized some of my recent fatigue was related to some kind of sinus infection or cold, so I've been dosing with a local (ingredient compliant) homeopathic remedy, Tea, and apple cider vinegar. Today I feel like I'm turning the corner, thank goodness. Crossfit this week was crazy rough. Now I'm trying to figure out my reintroduction...
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    Day 15...where's that energy?

    Can you tell me where that recommendation is, about only one serving of starchy carbs a day? I just spent about 20 minutes going through my book to find that specific recommendation, and could only find a suggestion to add starchy carbs if you're very active. I will swap out my regular potatoes for some other carbs next week and see what happens. My protein portions typically follow the "palm size" or as many eggs as I can fit my hand guideline - I've just learned over the years that that's about 4 ounces for most meats. I typically do have Paleo mayo with my dinner for my fats. Thank you!
  3. I'm midway through my third Whole30 after a bad year of eating mostly Paleo (plus rice) during the day, then falling apart with gluten-free treats at night and on weekends. I've had one day where I felt the boundless energy (ran an amazing training run that day), but since then my favorite non-food reward has been SLEEP! Lol. so I'm feeling a bit discouraged. For breakfast, I eat ground venison mixed with chopped potatoes, zucchini, and kale, plus a banana and half an avocado Preworkout (Crossfit or 3-6 mile run) - hard boiled egg Post-workout - two ounces shredded chicken breast and one pouch of sweet potato or pumpkin/apple/sweet potato baby food (depends on what's in stock at the grocery) Lunch - 4 ounces chicken thighs, potatoes, butternut squash, olives, and two mandarins Dinner varies - tonight I had two eggs plus compliant sausage, some broccoli slaw, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts also had a few almonds and blueberries as a snack. 72 ounces water throughout the day, including a LaCroix I was just beat at Crossfit today! Am I doing it right? Just be patient? I've lost a tiny bit of weight (I can tell by the way some of my clothes fit), but it's been more about getting my inflammation under control and not gaining MORE weight. I'm happy to have made it this far after many attempts and failures in recent months! thanks for any reassurance or advice you can offer...
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    Eating too much fat?

    Thanks!
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    Eating too much fat?

    What about cooking in coconut oil, when it's absorbed into the food - e.g., sweet potato fritters?
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    Eating too much fat?

    That. Is an excellent question, and I would like to know the answer too. I usually don't count the fat I cook with unless it's what I would call really intense fat - for example, if I have bacon, then fry my eggs in that, I do count it and only have one other fat in addition. Is that correct? The template calls for 1-2 servings of healthy fat...
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    I was very reassured to find this thread (again)...I recently got my cholesterol results from my doctor and nearly fainted though she - being Paleo friendly, thank the Lord - said over and over that she was not worried. My total cholesterol jumped from a year ago, from 243 to 316, and my LDL calculated went from 169 to 200. HOWEVER, my HDL was a whopping 106 (up from 74) and my triglycerides dropped from 62 to 52. My doctor said my HDL was one of the highest she's ever seen. My total cholesterol/HDL ratio is 3.0. Everything else was in normal limits. Again, she said she's not a bit worried and wouldn't dream of putting me on meds - plus she noted that triglycerides, not LDL levels, are the harbinger of problems in women. I suspect that if there is a culprit to my LDL levels, it's my stubborn sugar issue, so I'm going to work really, really hard toward conquering that beast once and for all, then get them retested. At any rate, this thread is hugely reassuring for me, while the results were a big kick in the butt to my sugar demon. Win-win.
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    Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?

    If no one minds, I'm going to tag onto this post rather than start my own, because I have a similar dilemma. I typically go to Crossfit (4-5 times a week) straight from work, then either go back to work or take the 25 minute drive home. I've tried a number of things for pre and post-workout meals. The easiest solution for me pre-workout is definitely hard-boiled egg, though I've not been sure how many to eat. I'm guessing I just need to keep experimenting with it, so I eat enough to get that "I'm getting ready to workout" cue in, but not so much that I throw up during the workout, LOL. Post-workout definitely is the toughest. I was happy when I thought I'd found a protein powder that would do the trick, because...egg whites? What do I do with the rest of it? And finding a carb that's portable is tough, other than an apple or banana or something. But then I found out the protein powder was not Whole30 compliant, so that went out the window. What other starchy vegs are good for post-workout? Just the thought of a cold baked sweet potato makes me kind of shudder. I ate sweet potato baby food for a little while but that's kind of gagged me too. So...post-workout. I know fruit isn't ideal, but is it better to have a light protein and fruit or just the light protein if I can't get a starchy veg in? Thanks!
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    Eating too much fat?

    Thank you! The answer is yes, I believe I am fitting the meal template and nope, I'm not unreasonably hungry! I Crossfit five times a week and if I eat less than this, I'm ravenous and do very poorly at my WOD. I will delete my little app and go happily along my Whole30 way...
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    Eating too much fat?

    I entered my meals for today into one of those meal analysis applications, and scared myself half to death. I can't figure out if I'm overreacting or if I truly need to be concerned. Breakfast: Turkey Apple Hash from the Success Guide (without apples, didn't have any) - I split this into five servings 15 baby carrots 10 olives Lunch: Salad of baby spinach, celery, cucumber, tomatoes, with a tablespoon of paleo mayo Ground chicken with zucchini 2 clementines Dinner: Three pieces side bacon (not cured) Three eggs 15 cherry tomatoes 1 serving sauteed veggies (summer squash, mushrooms, bell peppers, kale sauteed in olive oil) 1842 calories total This tool puts this at: 25% protein, 91 grams 25% carbs, 89 grams 49% fat, 77 grams (eeep!) It's the fat that scares me. My biggest fat sources that were NOT part of another dish (e.g., the fat that's in chicken, eggs, and bacon) are my paleo mayo and olives and if I cut those out, then my calories go down pretty low. I cannot figure out a way to reasonably increase my veggies. Am I making myself unnecessarily insane?? Help!
  11. LindaLee

    food dreams

    I had my first one about a week ago, I think...I was eating ice cream and cake! I felt so disappointed in the dream that I was going to have to start over...and so relieved when I woke up and it wasn't true.
  12. LindaLee

    Can I have anything at panera bread?

    Check this site for all the nutrition info and ingredients: http://www.paneranutrition.com/
  13. LindaLee

    Communion

    Chemically, theologically...that's all the same to me...
  14. LindaLee

    Communion

    As far as I'm concerned, it's not bread or wine once it's consecrated...it's the Sacred Body and Blood of our Savior.
  15. You see them in the sausage aisle saying, "Are you kidding me? Seriously? Who puts sugar in that?" and stamping their foot like a two-year old. They have a freezer FULL of Applegate organic hot dogs. Every single day, they're hard boiling eggs. They go into ecstasy over a little coconut butter. They have ten kinds of tea in their cabinet.