kaiser179

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    kaiser179 got a reaction from drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Someone makes a comment about canned sardines and you immediately wonder what brand they use (was it packed with olive oil?), and you completely miss the fact that the term 'canned sardines' was a METAPHOR for a crowded situation.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Someone makes a comment about canned sardines and you immediately wonder what brand they use (was it packed with olive oil?), and you completely miss the fact that the term 'canned sardines' was a METAPHOR for a crowded situation.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Someone makes a comment about canned sardines and you immediately wonder what brand they use (was it packed with olive oil?), and you completely miss the fact that the term 'canned sardines' was a METAPHOR for a crowded situation.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Someone makes a comment about canned sardines and you immediately wonder what brand they use (was it packed with olive oil?), and you completely miss the fact that the term 'canned sardines' was a METAPHOR for a crowded situation.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from praxisproject in Hypoglycemia   
    Just reading these posts now and find them very helpful ... I am on Day 14 and have been dealing with hypoglycemia for many years. I have been doing okay during my W30, but find it helpful to eat one sweet potato a day so there is some starchy veggie in my diet. I have also been increasing my fat and protein intake. I can say that I am generally not hungry inbetween meals, but I was so used to having processed carb snacks pre W30, that this process has been a big adjustment mentally and physically. It's nice to know that there are others out there dealing with similar issues!
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Someone makes a comment about canned sardines and you immediately wonder what brand they use (was it packed with olive oil?), and you completely miss the fact that the term 'canned sardines' was a METAPHOR for a crowded situation.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from drtracyb in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Someone makes a comment about canned sardines and you immediately wonder what brand they use (was it packed with olive oil?), and you completely miss the fact that the term 'canned sardines' was a METAPHOR for a crowded situation.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    LOL Just found this thread - so funny!
     
    You know you've been W30 for awhile when you accidentally eat something non-compliant and immediately spit it out because you can taste the bad ingredient in question.  I purchased a different brand of liver sausage and didn't check the label carefully (shameful, I know  ).  One bite and I could taste the sugar.  So gross!
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    kaiser179 reacted to jeepifer in The crazy things people say   
    Actually, warm/flat coke or sprite/7 up is a very common thing to give after vomiting. I don't know the science behind it, but oddly enough it does seem to settle the stomach.
    I'm from the west coast, and my mom always used 7up; my Midwest in-laws swear by coke.
    I give my kids coconut water, to replace electrolytes. Kind of a more natural pedialyte.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    LOL Just found this thread - so funny!
     
    You know you've been W30 for awhile when you accidentally eat something non-compliant and immediately spit it out because you can taste the bad ingredient in question.  I purchased a different brand of liver sausage and didn't check the label carefully (shameful, I know  ).  One bite and I could taste the sugar.  So gross!
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    LOL Just found this thread - so funny!
     
    You know you've been W30 for awhile when you accidentally eat something non-compliant and immediately spit it out because you can taste the bad ingredient in question.  I purchased a different brand of liver sausage and didn't check the label carefully (shameful, I know  ).  One bite and I could taste the sugar.  So gross!
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    LOL Just found this thread - so funny!
     
    You know you've been W30 for awhile when you accidentally eat something non-compliant and immediately spit it out because you can taste the bad ingredient in question.  I purchased a different brand of liver sausage and didn't check the label carefully (shameful, I know  ).  One bite and I could taste the sugar.  So gross!
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    kaiser179 reacted to AuntB in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    -When you only shop on the outside circumfrence of the store, and never go down the isles
     
    -when you panic realizing if you ever got a new job you wouldn't be able to go home and cook lunch every day.
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    kaiser179 reacted to GoJo09 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    It is pretty sweet (not overly so, but definitely not savoury, despite the curry powder), so if that's the kind of thing that wakes up your sugar dragon, may not be a great idea.
    And also:
    You are an expert at playing fridge Tupperware Tetris
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    kaiser179 reacted to Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Your new version of take out is stopping by the store and getting steaks... Hubby says if this is our new take out he loves it.
    ( I forgot to take out my fish for dinner and dinner was going to be super late.)
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    kaiser179 reacted to Kirsteen in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ....look at the jar of coconut oil and wish their thumbs were bigger
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    kaiser179 reacted to Delaine Ross in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They feel guilty when they lick an envelope.
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    kaiser179 reacted to Maycat in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I rarely can afford grass fed and organic. I have a family of 5 I feed on $100-200 a week. I live in California too. I get some veggies at the farmers market and stick to what is in season as that will always be cheaper. I go online every week to see what is on sale for meats, and usually only buy meats that are on sale for less than $3/lb. I have found that Raleys in our area has best quality meats so I wait for them to go on sale and buy a bunch and throw it in the freezer. Even though I can't afford grass-fed right now I am still eating healthier than before with all that pasta and rice and beans.
    On the Whole30 you can't eat most sausages, chocolate, processed foods and wine so it lowers the cost of your weekly shopping. I find myself doing a weekly cookup (Well Fed - best investment so far). I avoid ice tea at coffee houses, since sometimes bagged tea contains soy. I splurged for organic tea and made my own iced tea every day.
    Because I can't afford to go out to eat on our budget right now, and fast food is out, I find myself rarely letting veggies and meats go to waste, so am saving more money than before. Planning your meals for the week will definitely help your budget and time. Good luck!
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    kaiser179 reacted to Jtandi in Fat adapted   
    I'm sure other people have already said this to you and I cringe to even say it but stop with the calorie counting. it is a complete myth that "a calorie is a calorie is a calorie" - that's why calories in vs calories out has no place in a whole 9 world. you should have no idea how many calories you are consuming in a day. I know it's hard to let this go, but I hope you can try it for a while. and I'm not sure how you know exactly how many calories you are burning in a day -
    your body will begin to let go of fat when it realizes it no longer needs to hold on to it - that it is getting enough fat in the diet and there is no starvation going on. as far as eating when you are not hungry - if you are truly not hungry I would suggest eating a smaller meal. on the lower end of the template. I believe once things begin to normalize a bit more (hormones, etc) I bet you will be more hungry. I have some days I could eat a horse, but there are other days when I just don't want to eat. can you spread meals out more? I found, too, that sometimes I don't feel hungry but it's my "scheduled" time to eat. if I wait about 1/2 hour I am suddenly starving...so I think my body just knows how long to hang out and then I can get into trouble because I'm not always prepared.
    good luck!!! and stop counting those calories girl! I did that once to prove a point - I added up the grams of fat I had during lunch. it turned out to be about 60. that right there was about 550 calories - that's not including the calories from the carbs or protein. and that was one meal. I am 5'4" and I work out but not every day (3x a week). I have no idea how many calories I burn a day and I have no idea how many calories I eat a day but I do know I've lost over 25 lbs and 23", I was wearing a size 12 and just bought some size 6 shorts. (SHORTS! HOLY CRAP)
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    kaiser179 reacted to Jtandi in Fat adapted   
    my understanding is that you will know you are adapting to using fat as energy when you are going for longer periods between meals/getting hungry. I have many times where I'm not hungry for 6 hours between meals.
    as Beets said - don't cut back fat. and I would say don't EVER cut back on fat. it's not just about what your body is burning at the moment, it's about balancing hormones, etc. changing the way you eat is not a fast track solution for losing weight, it's a change in life that will allow your body to adjust to what is natural for it.
    I understand how you feel, we are so ingrained in thinking that we need less to lose more, but the opposite is true. when you start to restrict it is self-sabotage just like Beets said. if you are at a point where you are not losing anything then look at the amount of fat you're eating and where you're getting it from, hang out at the lower end of the template, but do not go less than the template.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?

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    kaiser179 reacted to Johnny M in Taco beef   
    This is not a fancy recipe but I make it all the time because it's easy to make amazing meals with it. Sometimes you just need to get a little creative with a few basics. I like mine with a poached egg and some guac and salsa.
    Taco Beef:
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper

    I make like 3 or 4 times this recipe and store it in a glass jar. Just add a tablespoon or two to a pound of cooked ground beef and get creative.
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?

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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?