Colleen Roy

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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Raven in How do you heal the mind??   
    What she said! Every good day you have is another one in the bank! Keep those successes in your pocket and remind yourself that you can do this! Think about it this way...before your whole30, they were ALL bad days, right? Every time you make the right choice for your health, it's money in the bank. You will find the balance that works for you. It's been a lifetime of not so great choices, you can't expect EVERYTHING to reset after 30 days. So, keep trying and don't beat yourself up when you don't make the best choices-just resolve to do better the next time!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from rachelmaria33 in Help! First Long Run on the Whole 30   
    I think if you pay careful attention to your carb and healthy fat intake you can totally start now and be feeling good by September 16th. Don't be afraid of the carbs in sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc and make sure you get a serving of healthy fat at EVERY meal-maybe even an extra serving the night before a long run.
    It's takes some time to adjust, but if you are aware of the possible issues and are diligent about it, you can totally do it! Good luck!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Kat M B in Uterine Fibroids   
    Lyla-there is a ton of information out there on fibroids. There are quite a few newer treatments available that are less invasive than surgery today compared to when I started dealing with them. I would suggest that you educate yourself about all your options and meet with at least one other doctor who specializes in fibroid treatment.
    As i mentioned in my previous post, dietary changes never seemed to impact the size of the fibroids-but that was my experience and doesn't mean it wouldn't help you. I also don't think I gave dietary changes enough of a serious try when I did them. I was not in the mind-set that diet could impact my health so much back then. My how times have changed!
    So, if I were you today....I would totally go with a whole30. Not only will you feel better all around, you just might successfully treat your fibroids and be able to shrink them to the point that surgery isn't necessary! I think eating grass-fed red meat will help-along with good, clean poultry and fish. Good luck!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from marytyoung in The Moderation Myth   
    I have learned that I really can't do "moderation" very well. I'm an all or nothing kind of girl. I try really, really hard to be moderate when I'm not doing a whole30, but it always ends up snowballing into over-consumption of something that is toxic in some form or another. I like the black and white rules of the whole30. It's either good for you, or it's not. Done.
    A young woman I teach with has rheumatoid arthritis (she's in her early 20's!). I was talking about my current whole30 and she asked about it. I asked her if she read the copy of ISWF that another colleague gave her. She said "yes, but...." and proceeded to list all kinds of excuses about why she couldn't do a whole30 now. I get it-you have to be in the right mind set to do it, but I'm just staggered that someone who struggles with something so painful and debilitating would be more willing to ingest all kinds of chemicals that have horrible side effects instead of trying a natural approach at reducing or eliminating inflammation. I mean, really, what does she have to lose? Hopefully, she'll come around and give it a try. I would love to see how it works for someone with a serious inflammatory issue.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Lex90 in Pork tenderloin in the slow cooker?   
    I disagree with missmary! I've done pork tenderloins in the slow cooker several times! It comes out juicy and delicious every time! I usually cook two at a time this way. I cut each if them into 2-3 pieces, sprinkle them with seasoning-usually garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika, then sear them in some olive or coconut oil. Then I place them on a bed of sliced onions with about 2 tablespoons of beef or chicken stock in the slow cooker, then leave it alone for 4-6 hours. It falls apart when done!
    I've used it with salsa verde-yum! With paleo BBQ sauce-yum! In paleo pork chili-yum!
    My goal this year is to start making at least one slow cooker meal a week during the school year. And it has to be enough for at least two meals, three would be better! Even though I love to cook, I love having compliant, easy food ready to go even more! In the words of my Italian great grandmother, who always thought I was too skinny (god love her!). "try it! You'll like it". Mangia! ;-)
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Liberace4Life in home made ketchup-NO SUGAR ADDED!   
    I've tried a few variations on this recipe-my favorite is to skip the cinnamon and cloves and add horseradish and lemon for a cocktail sauce. YUM. I think it's compliant based on the ingredients, but wanted to make sure, since I've seen a lot NO comments when others ask about ketchup...
    Ingredients
    12 oz. tomato paste
    4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 Tablespoon mustard
    1/4 cup+2 Tablespoons water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon cloves
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Instructions
    Combine all ingredients and whisk until combined. You may wish to blend in order to ensure the spices are evenly mixed throughout.
    It is best to let the ketchup sit together in the fridge for a couple of hours, or overnight, before serving so that the flavors blend together well.
    Store in an airtight container in fridge.

    Notes
    Check the ingredients of your tomato paste. The only item listed should be tomatoes.
    http://www.spoonfulofsugarfree.com/2012/04/12/homemade-sugar-free-ketchup/
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in So tired during my runs......   
    Ditto! Make sure you are getting enough carbs from things like sweet potatoes and healthy fats. I found my performance tanks when I don't eat those things consistently-as in every single day. And it's true-you will feel better in by about week 2-3. Your body is learning to use fat for energy and doesn't have those quick burning carbs available to use now...it takes some time. Hang in there.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from EmayPA in Sweet Potatoes?   
    I have to say, of all the things I've reintroduced mashed potatoes were a LOVE. I did miss the creamy, cheesy potatoes. They have been one of the few "worth it" foods I've had since July. But I also know that I would eat them a few times a week and there are healthier alternatives that are just as delicious. So, I'm saving them for special occasions and I'm good with that.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Physibeth in Whole 30 & Robb Wolfs 30 day meal plan   
    Check out nom nom paleo's website. She has a day by day menu for a whole30 you can look at and use. I think I remember the same thing on theclothesmakethegirl.com too....
    I bet if you googled whole30 meal plan you'd come up with links to folks menus. You just have to make sure they really are whole30 compliant and not just paleo. While whole30 can be considered paleo, the purpose of it is to break the cycle of needing sugar and unhealthy food that cause inflammation. If you eat paleo-fied foods, it's harder to break the habit and desire for non-paleo versions. Stick with strict whole30 guidelines for the thirty days. When you finish, you might want to try those paleo-fied foods.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Marceeruns in Zoodles   
    I just salt them and let them sit on a clean kitchen towel for 10-20 minutes, then roll them up and wring them out. I never rinse them-just toss them in to some hot evoo and sauté....I especially like them with garlic, red onion and red peppers, and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from praxisproject in Can I sub cashew butter for sun butter in Pad Thai?   
    Heck yeah you can! I use homemade almond butter in mine as I'm not a fan of the flavor of the Sunbutter. It's yummy!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from praxisproject in Can I sub cashew butter for sun butter in Pad Thai?   
    Heck yeah you can! I use homemade almond butter in mine as I'm not a fan of the flavor of the Sunbutter. It's yummy!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Physibeth in Whole 30 & Robb Wolfs 30 day meal plan   
    Check out nom nom paleo's website. She has a day by day menu for a whole30 you can look at and use. I think I remember the same thing on theclothesmakethegirl.com too....
    I bet if you googled whole30 meal plan you'd come up with links to folks menus. You just have to make sure they really are whole30 compliant and not just paleo. While whole30 can be considered paleo, the purpose of it is to break the cycle of needing sugar and unhealthy food that cause inflammation. If you eat paleo-fied foods, it's harder to break the habit and desire for non-paleo versions. Stick with strict whole30 guidelines for the thirty days. When you finish, you might want to try those paleo-fied foods.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Lex90 in Pork tenderloin in the slow cooker?   
    I disagree with missmary! I've done pork tenderloins in the slow cooker several times! It comes out juicy and delicious every time! I usually cook two at a time this way. I cut each if them into 2-3 pieces, sprinkle them with seasoning-usually garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika, then sear them in some olive or coconut oil. Then I place them on a bed of sliced onions with about 2 tablespoons of beef or chicken stock in the slow cooker, then leave it alone for 4-6 hours. It falls apart when done!
    I've used it with salsa verde-yum! With paleo BBQ sauce-yum! In paleo pork chili-yum!
    My goal this year is to start making at least one slow cooker meal a week during the school year. And it has to be enough for at least two meals, three would be better! Even though I love to cook, I love having compliant, easy food ready to go even more! In the words of my Italian great grandmother, who always thought I was too skinny (god love her!). "try it! You'll like it". Mangia! ;-)
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Physibeth in Whole 30 & Robb Wolfs 30 day meal plan   
    Check out nom nom paleo's website. She has a day by day menu for a whole30 you can look at and use. I think I remember the same thing on theclothesmakethegirl.com too....
    I bet if you googled whole30 meal plan you'd come up with links to folks menus. You just have to make sure they really are whole30 compliant and not just paleo. While whole30 can be considered paleo, the purpose of it is to break the cycle of needing sugar and unhealthy food that cause inflammation. If you eat paleo-fied foods, it's harder to break the habit and desire for non-paleo versions. Stick with strict whole30 guidelines for the thirty days. When you finish, you might want to try those paleo-fied foods.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Paichka in Whole30/Paleo Cookbooks   
    EVERYTHING in Well Fed is delicious!!! Absolutely, positively, ridiculously freaking delicious!!! My favorite is the Paleo Pad Thai with Sunshine Sauce. It's like crack for whole30ers! And the Chocolate Chili is yummy. And the Bora Bora meatballs! and! and, and.....seriously. Everything is yummy!!!! I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of Well Fed 2, which I also bought for myself for Christmas!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from whyte68 in can't handle the unsweetened coffee! Help   
    You could try making your own almond milk and see if you like it better.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from whyte68 in can't handle the unsweetened coffee! Help   
    You could try making your own almond milk and see if you like it better.
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    Colleen Roy reacted to bookluvingbabe in My Children Will Only Eat PB & J   
    Something else that works (if it meshes with your parenting style) is to look the child straight in the eye and say sadly, "I'm sorry.  I don't think you're old enough to really appreciate/enjoy/ what I'm eating.  Maybe when you're X age."    Damned if my kid doesn't immediately demand a taste and then eat half of the bowl of the chicken livers or whatever else it.  Today it was salmon salad with guacamole.  (He has been eating tuna salad with avocado for a while but would not/could not make the transition to salmon salad.)
     
    Now you have to be careful because then you have the problem of going to a mainstream fast casual dining place and actually knowing there is nothing on the kids menu your child will like and having to navigate that.  But by then the palate is usually expanded enough that you can find something on the adult menu.  
     
    (Oh, and needless to say there are kids with eating disorders, texture issues and other medical issues that my "wisdom" doesn't apply to.)
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    Colleen Roy reacted to Tom Denham in Whole Food eating for dogs - help?   
    Have you seen this that was on the blog last year? http://www.whole9life.com/2012/07/primal-pet-foods/
     
    I changed what I feed my dog to Blue Wilderness Salmon - http://www.bluebuffalo.com/dog-food/wilderness-salmon. Raw, whole food costs more than I have been willing to spend, but this stuff is at least grain-free. And I add a can of sardines or mackerel to her evening meal to make sure she is getting plenty of omega3s.
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    Colleen Roy reacted to Paichka in Whole30/Paleo Cookbooks   
     
    I could not agree more about the Pad Thai.  I ate it three times in the last two days.  Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.  It's FANTASTIC.
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Paichka in Whole30/Paleo Cookbooks   
    EVERYTHING in Well Fed is delicious!!! Absolutely, positively, ridiculously freaking delicious!!! My favorite is the Paleo Pad Thai with Sunshine Sauce. It's like crack for whole30ers! And the Chocolate Chili is yummy. And the Bora Bora meatballs! and! and, and.....seriously. Everything is yummy!!!! I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of Well Fed 2, which I also bought for myself for Christmas!
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    Colleen Roy reacted to Jenny2014 in Whole30/Paleo Cookbooks   
    When you have the time, make the pork carnitas from Well Fed.  It is a life-altering experience! 
     
    Don't let the time worry you- its super easy and completely worth the wait!!!!
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    Colleen Roy reacted to Jinkse21 in Whole30/Paleo Cookbooks   
    I am doing a second W30 in January and received several cookbooks for Christmas (okay, I ordered them and gave them to me from my husband!   ) so I could have more creative options when cooking, especially since that's all I'll be doing!    
     
    Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat (Kindle version)
    Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
    Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
    The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for Any Program Level
    The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally
    Make-Ahead Paleo: Healthy Gluten-, Grain- & Dairy-Free Recipes Ready When & Where You Are
     
    Does anyone else have any of these cookbooks and, if so, what are your favorite Whole30-approved recipes??  I plan on cooking at least one recipe out of each book each week so any tried and true suggestions would be welcomed!
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    Colleen Roy got a reaction from Liberace4Life in home made ketchup-NO SUGAR ADDED!   
    I've tried a few variations on this recipe-my favorite is to skip the cinnamon and cloves and add horseradish and lemon for a cocktail sauce. YUM. I think it's compliant based on the ingredients, but wanted to make sure, since I've seen a lot NO comments when others ask about ketchup...
    Ingredients
    12 oz. tomato paste
    4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 Tablespoon mustard
    1/4 cup+2 Tablespoons water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon cloves
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Instructions
    Combine all ingredients and whisk until combined. You may wish to blend in order to ensure the spices are evenly mixed throughout.
    It is best to let the ketchup sit together in the fridge for a couple of hours, or overnight, before serving so that the flavors blend together well.
    Store in an airtight container in fridge.

    Notes
    Check the ingredients of your tomato paste. The only item listed should be tomatoes.
    http://www.spoonfulofsugarfree.com/2012/04/12/homemade-sugar-free-ketchup/