Kecia Lynn

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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from [email protected] in Nutritional yeast?   
    Prior to the Whole 30 I ate cheese on an almost-daily basis, usually with breakfast. Now I almost never eat cheese and (even more shocking) I don't even miss it. I did buy some nutritional yeast though (post-Whole 30) and while it may kinda-sorta taste like cheese, it's SO not cheese.
    Nutritional yeast has other health benefits so for that reason alone it's good to know it's Whole-30 compliant.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from RachelRoberts2 in Chipotle?   
    Started reading through this thread thinking woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle! Then I saw that there was some doubts, and my heart sank...but then I kept reading and finally made it over to the actual website ingredients. Woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle!
     
    Except I won't, at least not today, because of this:
     
     
    I haven't bought or eaten beef in a long time because of how expensive it's gotten but I ate some recently and my body's response to it was about as close to orgasmic as I get with food. Now I'm wondering: How much grass-fed beef could I buy with that one Chipotle carnitas salad?
     
    Thanks for the info, though....it's good to know there's an option there.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from frogtox in I don't understand the Larabar allowance...   
    I carry Larabars (usually one, sometimes two) in my purse for the reason Shannon describes above. I discovered them during my last W30 and kept them in my diet afterwards.
     
    It really depends on your ability to keep them in their proper place, so to speak. I do much better with these than I do with kale chips and plantain chips...I can eat an entire bag of those in one sitting and that's why I don't keep them in my house.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from Sunflour in Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase   
    Can I tell you guys how NOT to do this?
     
    Have your favorite Vietnamese restaurant's hot and sour noodle soup for lunch (peanuts, rice noodles, probably some wheat in the fish balls, probably some sugar somewhere) and THEN, later, have a generous helping of collard green gratin (milk, cheese, AND butter) as part of dinner.
     
    Keep in mind, everything tasted great. Amazing, as a matter of fact. In the last few days I'd been dreaming about that particular soup (especially since it's so cold and gray out) and about dairy in general.
     
    The sinus headache began within less than a half-hour of finishing the soup and the stomach cramps began within about an hour of finishing the gratin. I'll spare you the gory details of the latter but you can guess...This morning the headache's still here.
     
    During the Whole30 I got into the habit of doing all my cooking on the weekends so I wouldn't have to cook during the week. I still have two meals to make today, both of them Whole30-approved (one of them "paleofied": Thai chicken coconut curry cauliflower "rice"). Because I came off of this Whole30 completely wrong, I'm going to have to go back on it for a few more days until I feel right again, and then I will try doing this reintro again the right way. Unfortunately I may have to cancel this dinner reservation I have next week...
     
    All I'm saying is...stay safe out there. That's all I'm saying.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from Sunflour in Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase   
    Can I tell you guys how NOT to do this?
     
    Have your favorite Vietnamese restaurant's hot and sour noodle soup for lunch (peanuts, rice noodles, probably some wheat in the fish balls, probably some sugar somewhere) and THEN, later, have a generous helping of collard green gratin (milk, cheese, AND butter) as part of dinner.
     
    Keep in mind, everything tasted great. Amazing, as a matter of fact. In the last few days I'd been dreaming about that particular soup (especially since it's so cold and gray out) and about dairy in general.
     
    The sinus headache began within less than a half-hour of finishing the soup and the stomach cramps began within about an hour of finishing the gratin. I'll spare you the gory details of the latter but you can guess...This morning the headache's still here.
     
    During the Whole30 I got into the habit of doing all my cooking on the weekends so I wouldn't have to cook during the week. I still have two meals to make today, both of them Whole30-approved (one of them "paleofied": Thai chicken coconut curry cauliflower "rice"). Because I came off of this Whole30 completely wrong, I'm going to have to go back on it for a few more days until I feel right again, and then I will try doing this reintro again the right way. Unfortunately I may have to cancel this dinner reservation I have next week...
     
    All I'm saying is...stay safe out there. That's all I'm saying.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from Sunflour in Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase   
    Can I tell you guys how NOT to do this?
     
    Have your favorite Vietnamese restaurant's hot and sour noodle soup for lunch (peanuts, rice noodles, probably some wheat in the fish balls, probably some sugar somewhere) and THEN, later, have a generous helping of collard green gratin (milk, cheese, AND butter) as part of dinner.
     
    Keep in mind, everything tasted great. Amazing, as a matter of fact. In the last few days I'd been dreaming about that particular soup (especially since it's so cold and gray out) and about dairy in general.
     
    The sinus headache began within less than a half-hour of finishing the soup and the stomach cramps began within about an hour of finishing the gratin. I'll spare you the gory details of the latter but you can guess...This morning the headache's still here.
     
    During the Whole30 I got into the habit of doing all my cooking on the weekends so I wouldn't have to cook during the week. I still have two meals to make today, both of them Whole30-approved (one of them "paleofied": Thai chicken coconut curry cauliflower "rice"). Because I came off of this Whole30 completely wrong, I'm going to have to go back on it for a few more days until I feel right again, and then I will try doing this reintro again the right way. Unfortunately I may have to cancel this dinner reservation I have next week...
     
    All I'm saying is...stay safe out there. That's all I'm saying.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from Sunflour in Feb. 1st Re-introduction Phase   
    Can I tell you guys how NOT to do this?
     
    Have your favorite Vietnamese restaurant's hot and sour noodle soup for lunch (peanuts, rice noodles, probably some wheat in the fish balls, probably some sugar somewhere) and THEN, later, have a generous helping of collard green gratin (milk, cheese, AND butter) as part of dinner.
     
    Keep in mind, everything tasted great. Amazing, as a matter of fact. In the last few days I'd been dreaming about that particular soup (especially since it's so cold and gray out) and about dairy in general.
     
    The sinus headache began within less than a half-hour of finishing the soup and the stomach cramps began within about an hour of finishing the gratin. I'll spare you the gory details of the latter but you can guess...This morning the headache's still here.
     
    During the Whole30 I got into the habit of doing all my cooking on the weekends so I wouldn't have to cook during the week. I still have two meals to make today, both of them Whole30-approved (one of them "paleofied": Thai chicken coconut curry cauliflower "rice"). Because I came off of this Whole30 completely wrong, I'm going to have to go back on it for a few more days until I feel right again, and then I will try doing this reintro again the right way. Unfortunately I may have to cancel this dinner reservation I have next week...
     
    All I'm saying is...stay safe out there. That's all I'm saying.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from GlennR in Ideas for Plantains?   
    One of my favorite recipes for REALLY RIPE plantains is pastelón, also known as "Puerto Rican lasagna." (I cringe when I hear it described like that, but anyway...) Cheese is usually included but you can leave it out for Whole 30 if you want.  
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from RachelRoberts2 in Chipotle?   
    Started reading through this thread thinking woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle! Then I saw that there was some doubts, and my heart sank...but then I kept reading and finally made it over to the actual website ingredients. Woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle!
     
    Except I won't, at least not today, because of this:
     
     
    I haven't bought or eaten beef in a long time because of how expensive it's gotten but I ate some recently and my body's response to it was about as close to orgasmic as I get with food. Now I'm wondering: How much grass-fed beef could I buy with that one Chipotle carnitas salad?
     
    Thanks for the info, though....it's good to know there's an option there.
  10. Like
    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from RachelRoberts2 in Chipotle?   
    Started reading through this thread thinking woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle! Then I saw that there was some doubts, and my heart sank...but then I kept reading and finally made it over to the actual website ingredients. Woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle!
     
    Except I won't, at least not today, because of this:
     
     
    I haven't bought or eaten beef in a long time because of how expensive it's gotten but I ate some recently and my body's response to it was about as close to orgasmic as I get with food. Now I'm wondering: How much grass-fed beef could I buy with that one Chipotle carnitas salad?
     
    Thanks for the info, though....it's good to know there's an option there.
  11. Like
    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from RachelRoberts2 in Chipotle?   
    Started reading through this thread thinking woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle! Then I saw that there was some doubts, and my heart sank...but then I kept reading and finally made it over to the actual website ingredients. Woo-hoo! I can eat at Chipotle!
     
    Except I won't, at least not today, because of this:
     
     
    I haven't bought or eaten beef in a long time because of how expensive it's gotten but I ate some recently and my body's response to it was about as close to orgasmic as I get with food. Now I'm wondering: How much grass-fed beef could I buy with that one Chipotle carnitas salad?
     
    Thanks for the info, though....it's good to know there's an option there.
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    Kecia Lynn reacted to Megan Claydon in Chipotle?   
    Hey Lauren,
    Let me just say that I personally LOVE me some chipotle! It can definitely come in handy when you are in a pinch for food away from home or you want to suggest a place to eat among friends who may not be as into healthy eating as you are. That being said, you are RIGHT, everything they cook is soybean oil based...even if you got the carnitas, the peppers and onions are still sauteed in soybean oil.
    To avoid the soybean oil you could do the romaine lettuce, carnitas, guacamole, and pico. Double the meat and maybe even the guacamole too.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    (sits down with her black coffee and the reminder "Beating cancer is hard...drinking coffee black is NOT hard" ringing in her ears) 
     
    As you can see from my sig, this will be my third Whole30...Since my last Whole30 I've had some major health issues, and consequently the number of prescription bottles in my cabinet has gone from one to four. I'm enough of a realist to know that I won't be able to go off all of them but it would be great if I could go off the blood pressure ones at the very least. This requires me to be mindful in a way I've never had to be before.
     
    Going through some old threads, I'm reminded of how well the first Whole30 worked for me. Also, reading about how some have managed to stretch it out to 60 and 90 days has me wondering if I could do something similar. Right now, though, I'm just taking the first step and not worrying about the rest of the staircase too much.
     
    One thing I'm thrilled about: The humongous amount of recipes that are out here now! Today I'm going to make Melissa Joulwan's egg foo young recipe as well as some paleo pad thai using broccoli slaw. Yeah, I love Asian food...
     
    Best of luck to everyone! 
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    (sits down with her black coffee and the reminder "Beating cancer is hard...drinking coffee black is NOT hard" ringing in her ears) 
     
    As you can see from my sig, this will be my third Whole30...Since my last Whole30 I've had some major health issues, and consequently the number of prescription bottles in my cabinet has gone from one to four. I'm enough of a realist to know that I won't be able to go off all of them but it would be great if I could go off the blood pressure ones at the very least. This requires me to be mindful in a way I've never had to be before.
     
    Going through some old threads, I'm reminded of how well the first Whole30 worked for me. Also, reading about how some have managed to stretch it out to 60 and 90 days has me wondering if I could do something similar. Right now, though, I'm just taking the first step and not worrying about the rest of the staircase too much.
     
    One thing I'm thrilled about: The humongous amount of recipes that are out here now! Today I'm going to make Melissa Joulwan's egg foo young recipe as well as some paleo pad thai using broccoli slaw. Yeah, I love Asian food...
     
    Best of luck to everyone! 
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    Kecia Lynn reacted to praxisproject in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Mary - My favourite teas are: buddha's tears, white tea, jasmine tea, in fruit teas (Twinings): lemongrass & ginger, cranberry & pomegranate, peppermint, lemon.
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    Kecia Lynn reacted to Lucy Virginia in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    I'm in on January 1, 2015. This is also the first day of a 100-day Wellness Challenge at work, so the timing is perfect! Former fitness freak (runner, cyclist, gym rat) who fell down a rabbit hole nine years ago and am just now crawling out. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, AND spending all these years beating myself up for falling down in the hole!! I need everyone's love and support here. Im 56 and need to RESET. For. Real.
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    Kecia Lynn reacted to Bluebonnets in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    Hi!  I stepped on the scale on Dec. 22nd and saw a new high....ugh!  So, I started my W30 a little early.....Dec. 23rd!  I know it's not about weight loss, but I was also getting cranky, poor sleep, etc.
     
    I've followed Paleo for years; in fact, I saw the Hartwigs at the very first PaleoFX in Austin a few years ago.  Problem is, I let in way too many "paleo treats" (SWYPO, love that acronym), which led to a little extra bite of cake, an extra handful of chips, which became a sleeve of thin mints, 1/2 a large pizza.  I can ditch alcohol, I can even ditch wheat, and dairy isn't really difficult....for me, it's the SUGAR.  I am completely addicted.
     
    I read someone on Facebook who posted that they've successfully quit cigarettes, alcohol, and even meth.....yet they can't get the sugar under control.
     
    So I had to get honest and recognize the problem it is for me.
     
    A highlighted paragraph in ISWF says, bluntly (paraphrasing), that those pretzels, those M&M's, aren't special.  You are an adult, you can walk into any store and buy them.  It's not like grandmother's famous recipe that you only get once a year.........Sheesh, I really did need to hear that.
     
    I created an Excel spreadsheet to track what I eat, because I can get so out of control.  At the top, in large, bold letters, I wrote:  30 days.  No Sugar, No Wheat, No Dairy, No Alcohol.  
     
    I also moved all the "paleo treat" items to the back of my pantry, out of view.  It's so easy for me to take a bite of a paleo-approved chocolate, or to whip up a coconut sugar-chocolate-coconut cream treat and eat half the batch.
     
    I've finished my 9th day.  The first 8 days were easy-peasy; yesterday, I wanted to consume every piece of chocolate on the planet.  Yes, I wanted to dip the planet in chocolate, let it harden on wax paper, and eat it all.  I came home from a stressful outing, ate a W30 approved meal, and enjoyed a quiet NYE.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    (sits down with her black coffee and the reminder "Beating cancer is hard...drinking coffee black is NOT hard" ringing in her ears) 
     
    As you can see from my sig, this will be my third Whole30...Since my last Whole30 I've had some major health issues, and consequently the number of prescription bottles in my cabinet has gone from one to four. I'm enough of a realist to know that I won't be able to go off all of them but it would be great if I could go off the blood pressure ones at the very least. This requires me to be mindful in a way I've never had to be before.
     
    Going through some old threads, I'm reminded of how well the first Whole30 worked for me. Also, reading about how some have managed to stretch it out to 60 and 90 days has me wondering if I could do something similar. Right now, though, I'm just taking the first step and not worrying about the rest of the staircase too much.
     
    One thing I'm thrilled about: The humongous amount of recipes that are out here now! Today I'm going to make Melissa Joulwan's egg foo young recipe as well as some paleo pad thai using broccoli slaw. Yeah, I love Asian food...
     
    Best of luck to everyone! 
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    (sits down with her black coffee and the reminder "Beating cancer is hard...drinking coffee black is NOT hard" ringing in her ears) 
     
    As you can see from my sig, this will be my third Whole30...Since my last Whole30 I've had some major health issues, and consequently the number of prescription bottles in my cabinet has gone from one to four. I'm enough of a realist to know that I won't be able to go off all of them but it would be great if I could go off the blood pressure ones at the very least. This requires me to be mindful in a way I've never had to be before.
     
    Going through some old threads, I'm reminded of how well the first Whole30 worked for me. Also, reading about how some have managed to stretch it out to 60 and 90 days has me wondering if I could do something similar. Right now, though, I'm just taking the first step and not worrying about the rest of the staircase too much.
     
    One thing I'm thrilled about: The humongous amount of recipes that are out here now! Today I'm going to make Melissa Joulwan's egg foo young recipe as well as some paleo pad thai using broccoli slaw. Yeah, I love Asian food...
     
    Best of luck to everyone! 
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    (sits down with her black coffee and the reminder "Beating cancer is hard...drinking coffee black is NOT hard" ringing in her ears) 
     
    As you can see from my sig, this will be my third Whole30...Since my last Whole30 I've had some major health issues, and consequently the number of prescription bottles in my cabinet has gone from one to four. I'm enough of a realist to know that I won't be able to go off all of them but it would be great if I could go off the blood pressure ones at the very least. This requires me to be mindful in a way I've never had to be before.
     
    Going through some old threads, I'm reminded of how well the first Whole30 worked for me. Also, reading about how some have managed to stretch it out to 60 and 90 days has me wondering if I could do something similar. Right now, though, I'm just taking the first step and not worrying about the rest of the staircase too much.
     
    One thing I'm thrilled about: The humongous amount of recipes that are out here now! Today I'm going to make Melissa Joulwan's egg foo young recipe as well as some paleo pad thai using broccoli slaw. Yeah, I love Asian food...
     
    Best of luck to everyone! 
  21. Like
    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from bronnyd in Anyone planning to jump in on January 1st? Join me!!   
    (sits down with her black coffee and the reminder "Beating cancer is hard...drinking coffee black is NOT hard" ringing in her ears) 
     
    As you can see from my sig, this will be my third Whole30...Since my last Whole30 I've had some major health issues, and consequently the number of prescription bottles in my cabinet has gone from one to four. I'm enough of a realist to know that I won't be able to go off all of them but it would be great if I could go off the blood pressure ones at the very least. This requires me to be mindful in a way I've never had to be before.
     
    Going through some old threads, I'm reminded of how well the first Whole30 worked for me. Also, reading about how some have managed to stretch it out to 60 and 90 days has me wondering if I could do something similar. Right now, though, I'm just taking the first step and not worrying about the rest of the staircase too much.
     
    One thing I'm thrilled about: The humongous amount of recipes that are out here now! Today I'm going to make Melissa Joulwan's egg foo young recipe as well as some paleo pad thai using broccoli slaw. Yeah, I love Asian food...
     
    Best of luck to everyone! 
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from malie in Explaining Paleo at Work   
    Summer, that sucks. Really.
    Early last month my department had its annual fall semester prep meeting, which usually lasts several hours. Box lunches are always ordered...but this was the first year where I declined the box lunch and just brought my own. Fortunately I'm not the only person in the office with dietary concerns so it's not a huge deal.
    Prior to the Whole 30 I used to bring in homemade baked goods once a month or so. I like to bake, so I still do that...but I no longer taste them beforehand. I rely on my co-workers to taste them for me! (After having failed at making a couple of paleo baked-good recipes -- dark chocolate avocado cookies being an especially large fail -- it's just not worth it to me to look for recipes or tailor existing ones. My co-workers are happy that I have the willpower to be able to make what they like and to not attempt to convert them in any way, lol.)
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from [email protected] in Nutritional yeast?   
    Prior to the Whole 30 I ate cheese on an almost-daily basis, usually with breakfast. Now I almost never eat cheese and (even more shocking) I don't even miss it. I did buy some nutritional yeast though (post-Whole 30) and while it may kinda-sorta taste like cheese, it's SO not cheese.
    Nutritional yeast has other health benefits so for that reason alone it's good to know it's Whole-30 compliant.
  24. Like
    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from [email protected] in Nutritional yeast?   
    Prior to the Whole 30 I ate cheese on an almost-daily basis, usually with breakfast. Now I almost never eat cheese and (even more shocking) I don't even miss it. I did buy some nutritional yeast though (post-Whole 30) and while it may kinda-sorta taste like cheese, it's SO not cheese.
    Nutritional yeast has other health benefits so for that reason alone it's good to know it's Whole-30 compliant.
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    Kecia Lynn got a reaction from Jade808 in breakfast foods?   
    All you egg haters/egg avoiders send your eggs to me...
    I'm a big fan of the hash. Per Melissa Joulwan (Well Fed author), chop up your veggies and lightly pre-cook your beef/chicken/what have you on the weekend. During the week, grab some handfuls of what you want out of the refrigerator, throw them into your pre-oiled skillet, and get to cooking.
    Once my sisters and I made it to our teenage years without (too much) drama, my mom said, "I don't care what you eat for breakfast so long as it's not junk food." So I haven't been wedded to the concept of "breakfast foods" for a while now.