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    LadyM got a reaction from anniejean83 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hi gang! I've hopped on the bandwagon and am attempting to grow a SCOBY in my pantry from a bottle of regular GT's and a cup of sweetened black tea. I feel like a kid again doing a science experiment. So fun!
    Though when I was in the fifth grade I never imagined I could have partners in crime from all over the world via the magic of the intarwebs. . . . Love. It.
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    LadyM got a reaction from ag919 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    My period was five days late with my Whole30, and I've never ever ever ever in the 25 years I've been menstruating been late. Not through chemo, marathon training, nothing.
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    LadyM reacted to jmcbn in Corned Beef   
    If it helps I'm Irish, living in Ireland, and we don't actually eat cabbage & corned beef on St Patrick's Day. It's not even considered a National dish.

    In fact back in the day beef was very expensive here & if we could get it it would have been eaten fresh. Most Irish got their first taste of beef when they arrived in the States where beef was more widely available & less expensive, and they treated it in the same way as they would a bacon/ham joint (ie. any joint that wasn't from the leg) - they brined it.

    So don't feel bad aboout not eating that corned beef - nobody here will be either - in fact going on my food prep for this week I'll be eating a chicken & spinach curry!!

     
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    LadyM reacted to ladyshanny in EDITING POSTS   
    Effective Thursday, August 27, 2015, members can no longer edit their own posts indefinitely.  Unfortunately the constant editing in the threads was causing issues within the forum, necessitating the change.  
    Members will now be allowed to edit their own post for 15 minutes after publishing (for fixing typos or adding a quick afterthought).  Beyond that initial 15 minutes, the post will be considered closed and can only be edited by an administrator or moderator.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and for helping the forum to run as smoothly as possible.  
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in ADHD meds, whole30, self doubt   
    You are not alone.
     
    I don't have the same issues or experiences or take the same medication, but this ruminating you are doing is familiar.  Many people report wanting to change more more more or doubting they can really do the whole30 because of some medication or other issue. You can. You can do the whole30. You can follow all the rules and even follow all the recommendations regardless of this medication. Do that.
     
    We do not recommend suddenly stopping meds--especially psychiatric meds--without the guidance of your doctor. The whole30 doesn't require it. You may be in a better place to consider reducing your medication after you have made your way through the program. As you embark on the program, take care to make sure you are eating the meal template amounts three times every day, and including a fist-size of starchy veggies in at least one meal (preferably at night), a palm-size of protein, a thumb-size of good fat and a wide variety of non-starchy veggies at every single meal including breakfast. This will help support your body and your brain while you are doing the program. good luck! and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    All good advice above. The thing that sticks out for me, though, is your size: you wear a small or extra small in clothes, but still feel you need to lose weight. Why? Do you hope to become an extra-extra small? why? I would do some hard thinking about goals here. If the idea of the number 150 seems "too high" to you, but you look great and have lots of energy weighing that amount, maybe that idea is the thing to shift, not the weight.
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in Ladies Only Privacy Disclaimer   
    The ladies only forum is a publicly view-able and searchable forum, just like any of the other sub-topics. Be aware that whatever you post here may be seen by anyone, including men.
     
    The intent is to provide a space for ladies to speak with other ladies without the contribution of men, so gents we ask your respect in refraining from reading and posting in this forum.
     
    We are researching possible enhanced privacy for this sub-forum. If things change this message will be updated to reflect those changes.
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
    I can relate to this person, actually. I love the Whole30 because of the science and just plain logic behind it. I'm not so much a fan of "eating like a caveman (or dinosaur or grock or what have you)" as a rationale for my choices, so yeah. I might take advantage of the paleo label to narrow down a recipe search, but paleo isn't what I'm doing; the Whole30 is.
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    LadyM got a reaction from SpinSpin in Alternatives to cauliflower rice   
    Broccoli works!
     
    You could also make zoodles out of zucchini, sweet potato, beets, rutabaga, potato, winter squash, or use a mash of root veggies as a foundational base in lieu of "rice."
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    LadyM got a reaction from Physibeth in Are the risks worth it?   
    I've done 3+ Whole 30s, most of which extended far beyond 30 days each, and can easily eat anything that I ate before without terrible immediate consequence. But I generally choose not to because I feel so much better eating Whole 30-style. I have been doing so for nearly two years.
     
    I have a very hard time believing that continuously feeding yourself the most nourishing possible foods for stretches of time is a bad thing.
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    LadyM reacted to cewdressage in Are the risks worth it?   
    I used to love beer. Thick, creamy beers (and ales, lagers, etc...) were my jam. I switched to Paleo, but did not give up my tasty beer. I've never had any severe health issues, but digestive troubles were a regular thing. Then I decided to try a Whole30 during my first 1/2 marathon training, wanting to be at optimal health and a fat-burning beast by the time I raced. I never once thought I wouldn't be able to go back to my lovely brews after those 30 days. 
    However, once I reintroduced one of those beers, I had severe stomach issues. Lighter beer are less troublesome, but I'm not a huge fan of them. Basically, I can't really drink beer at all now. But you know what, it's okay! If you would have asked me pre-W30 if I would ever consider giving up beer for good, the answer would be a big, resounding NO! That would have been crazy talk. 
     
    I am on my 3rd W30 now, and I just can't imagine stopping W30s or this lifestyle just so I could drink some of my favorite beer. First, for something to have that great of a psychological hold-- to be afraid to do something amazing for my one and only body just so I can indulge in something I love, but isn't good for me-- isn't okay. I do not want to be held hostage my food/beverage choices. Secondly, as it turns out, I have discovered other things that I absolutely love to the point where I don't even miss beer. Not only have I discovered new foods I love in this process, but I have found new activities I love. Change is possible in every way in our lives... it's just a matter of allowing that change to occur instead of fighting to hold onto things we are probably better off letting go of. 
     
    I still indulge in certain foods from time to time (like my grandmas fried chicken and biscuits with sorghum!), but only because those things don't create extreme discomfort for me. However, if they ever do, I feel like I could let them go in favor of something muuuuuch better (my health!).
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    LadyM got a reaction from Physibeth in Are the risks worth it?   
    I've done 3+ Whole 30s, most of which extended far beyond 30 days each, and can easily eat anything that I ate before without terrible immediate consequence. But I generally choose not to because I feel so much better eating Whole 30-style. I have been doing so for nearly two years.
     
    I have a very hard time believing that continuously feeding yourself the most nourishing possible foods for stretches of time is a bad thing.
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    LadyM reacted to Carlaccini in Are the risks worth it?   
    You might be able to enjoy it as before - you might not.  Only your body will know.
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    LadyM reacted to leahcarn in Are the risks worth it?   
    I went through a situation like you describe with milk. It affected me a lot more when I reintroduced it, than before I did whole30. Now, 2 years later, my poor gut has healed to the extent that if I want, I can go to a cafe and get a hot chocolate and I don't react too badly. However, I know if I did that every day, I would be doing internal damage and just feel like crap, so I save it for the BEST hot chocolate, and the richest, most decadent ice cream, and the knowledge of how to keep myself healthy and feeling wonderful is worth it 1000 times over.
    Hope that helps.
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    LadyM reacted to ladyshanny in Are the risks worth it?   
    Hi Laketon,
     
    It is true that people can feel more sensitive to certain foods (including processed ones) after a Whole30.  Following the Whole30 allows a person's gut to heal.  When consistently eating things that are bothersome, a person's gut creates a thicker mucosal lining in order to try and protect itself.  Working through a Whole30 allows that thicker layer to slough off and thin down to what is normal.  Then, when the person eats something that their body finds irritating, that thicker mucosal layer isn't there and the irritation is felt much more intensely.
     
    It is possible to "inoculate" yourself to irritating and upsetting foods by eating them consistently because that helps to build that mucosal lining...but that is not a healthy thing to do.  It can cause hormone disruption, gut disruption, poor nutrient absorption, leaky gut and a whole host of other problems that may or may not be experienced physically.
     
    Doing a Whole30 allows you to figure out what foods are harmful or damaging to your body.  It can be scary or depressing to discover that you can't eat dairy or legumes (or whatever your desired foods are) without causing your body harm and discomfort but the health that you gain instead is so valuable that people often choose to make the discovery and then act accordingly.  Sometimes that means never having the item again and sometimes that means having the item and knowing what the outcome will be (stomach pain, headache, skin issues etc).
     
    The old saying; you don't realize how bad you were feeling until you feel good again!
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Never use honey in Kombucha. It will kill a scoby. scobys like sugar. Sorry I didn't notice that conversation elsewhere in this thread...only 60 pages/1195 posts. I should have caught it. 
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    LadyM reacted to pjena in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    You're slipping, MissMary, if you can't keep up with 1195 posts. LOL
     
    M - so glad the scoby came back to life!  Yay! 
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    LadyM got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Update: my refrigerated SCOBY has come to life, made some good booch, and given birth to a brand new lovely SCOBY. I'm about to bottle and do a second ferment with pomegranate juice.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Update: my refrigerated SCOBY has come to life, made some good booch, and given birth to a brand new lovely SCOBY. I'm about to bottle and do a second ferment with pomegranate juice.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Update: my refrigerated SCOBY has come to life, made some good booch, and given birth to a brand new lovely SCOBY. I'm about to bottle and do a second ferment with pomegranate juice.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Update: my refrigerated SCOBY has come to life, made some good booch, and given birth to a brand new lovely SCOBY. I'm about to bottle and do a second ferment with pomegranate juice.
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    LadyM reacted to Beets in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Awesome, Lady M! I found a post on one of the big kombucha supply websites recommending keeping a scoby in the fridge. I was going to send to you but I figured you'd find out soon enough!
    I'm going to start. ðŸ˜
    I've been reading, hemming and hawing and trying to decide if I'm going to do CB or batch. I didn't want to spend $ now to spend more later. I finally settled on doing a siphon CB--came to me in a fever dream--joking--and then I saw other ppl do it. Anyway. Now I don't have to mess around with a metal or plastic spigot or a gunked up spigot and I can buy a $5 beer brewing siphon when I'm ready to CB.
    I have a bottle of plain GT's in the fridge waiting for my vessel.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Let us know how it goes! We'll have to compare notes.
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    LadyM got a reaction from Carlaccini in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'm thinking about trying out juice for second ferments when the time comes. I always used whole fruit to varying levels of success, and it seems juice leads to better fizz. And me likey fizz. It goes better in the champagne flutes that way!
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    LadyM got a reaction from Carlaccini in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'm thinking about trying out juice for second ferments when the time comes. I always used whole fruit to varying levels of success, and it seems juice leads to better fizz. And me likey fizz. It goes better in the champagne flutes that way!