Joey

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    Joey got a reaction from JaneSimple in Maple Syrup Hands.... what?   
    Nope, still a mystery! It's not happening every day any more, so I don't think about it as much. But every couple weeks you'll still see me running around asking strangers to smell my fingers.
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    Joey got a reaction from MeadowLily in Sleep eating, anyone?   
    I've done some other weird stuff in my sleep, but so far not eating. Yet.
    Can you put something between you and the food that will wake you up but not be a hazard? Like some jingle bells in the bedroom doorway, or pots and pans on the way into the kitchen? I guess technically you could trip on those. Bucket of water rigged in the doorway?
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from martha lyckman in Autoimmune- So what CAN I eat?   
    Couple things I was thinking of, regarding all the autoimmune restrictions. For me, thinking about doing it was harder than just doing it. Yes, a certain amount of planning is necessary to make sure you always have enough food on hand that you can eat. But the more time I spend thinking about how I'm going to live without peppers, the harder it's going to be. So I think you're on the right track, focusing on what you can eat instead of what you can't.
    Like you, nightshades were a big part of my veggie consumption. I realized it wasn't just because of the flavor- it was partly because of all the color they added! For my first couple weeks of autoimmune protocol, it seemed like everything I consumed was green or brown. Or beige. So I learned to love me some bright orange sweet potatoes (which was tough at first- I had never enjoyed sweet potatoes before) and eat more pink salmon. Yellow squash, pink peppercorns, purple cabbage... when I would find myself wishing for a certain veggie I couldn't have, I would replace it with a different one of a similar color. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. But it was distracting and got me thinking of food differently.
    I also did flavor experiments. For example, I can't have avocados, but I can make a pretty convincing "mockamole" with zucchini, garlic, and kala jeera. I learned this by accident. When what you can eat is so limited, you get really creative with what is left.
    I recommend you start playing with vegetables you've never tried before. For every food you have to remove, add something new into the rotation. It doesn't have to be from the same food group. For example, I can't have peppers, but now I eat sardines, which I had never had before this. Your local Asian grocery is helpful here. Sometimes I'll eat a plate full of a vegetable without even knowing what it's called... but I know it's not a nightshade.
    Eggs were a staple for me before. To me, eggs = breakfast. So I tried taking the advice from the book to heart, and calling it Meal 1 instead of breakfast, and it helped a lot.
    I do wish there was a little corner of the internet just for people following the AI, because most recipes do take some tweaking to bring them into our realm. But looking at it as a fun project instead of a chore goes a long way for me.
    I'll give you a short list of my staples, that can either be be picked up at any grocery or made at home:
    coconuts
    ground beef
    seafood
    fowl
    zucchini
    spaghetti squash
    dark leafy greens
    fresh herbs
    celery
    cucumbers
    sweet potatoes
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    Joey got a reaction from martha lyckman in Autoimmune- So what CAN I eat?   
    Couple things I was thinking of, regarding all the autoimmune restrictions. For me, thinking about doing it was harder than just doing it. Yes, a certain amount of planning is necessary to make sure you always have enough food on hand that you can eat. But the more time I spend thinking about how I'm going to live without peppers, the harder it's going to be. So I think you're on the right track, focusing on what you can eat instead of what you can't.
    Like you, nightshades were a big part of my veggie consumption. I realized it wasn't just because of the flavor- it was partly because of all the color they added! For my first couple weeks of autoimmune protocol, it seemed like everything I consumed was green or brown. Or beige. So I learned to love me some bright orange sweet potatoes (which was tough at first- I had never enjoyed sweet potatoes before) and eat more pink salmon. Yellow squash, pink peppercorns, purple cabbage... when I would find myself wishing for a certain veggie I couldn't have, I would replace it with a different one of a similar color. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. But it was distracting and got me thinking of food differently.
    I also did flavor experiments. For example, I can't have avocados, but I can make a pretty convincing "mockamole" with zucchini, garlic, and kala jeera. I learned this by accident. When what you can eat is so limited, you get really creative with what is left.
    I recommend you start playing with vegetables you've never tried before. For every food you have to remove, add something new into the rotation. It doesn't have to be from the same food group. For example, I can't have peppers, but now I eat sardines, which I had never had before this. Your local Asian grocery is helpful here. Sometimes I'll eat a plate full of a vegetable without even knowing what it's called... but I know it's not a nightshade.
    Eggs were a staple for me before. To me, eggs = breakfast. So I tried taking the advice from the book to heart, and calling it Meal 1 instead of breakfast, and it helped a lot.
    I do wish there was a little corner of the internet just for people following the AI, because most recipes do take some tweaking to bring them into our realm. But looking at it as a fun project instead of a chore goes a long way for me.
    I'll give you a short list of my staples, that can either be be picked up at any grocery or made at home:
    coconuts
    ground beef
    seafood
    fowl
    zucchini
    spaghetti squash
    dark leafy greens
    fresh herbs
    celery
    cucumbers
    sweet potatoes
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from CaseyD in Nightshade Reaction Symptoms??   
    I definitely support you in testing for nightshades and bet you'll see a result, but I would also ask you how often you eat sauerkraut and if you've ever reacted to it before? I remember reading recently (pretty sure it was in Practical Paleo, but not 100% certain) that fermenting already goitrogenic vegetables actually increases goitrogen content. So the kraut that is awesome for everyone else is not so awesome for people with thyroid conditions. Personally, I thought it was great for me, until I went several weeks without it and ate a bunch and my throat swelled up.
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Angela Poliquin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They spend more time quizzing their waitress about how the food is prepared than they do eating it.
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    Joey got a reaction from suth_n_belle in My Whole 90 (autoimmune protocol + coffee elimination)... almost...   
    I wish I did- as with most supplements it's really hard to find a Whole 30 compliant version. The powders have maltodextrin, the liquids have soybean oil... the tablets seem to have everything terrible under the sun!  Your best bet might be to go for a clean enzyme blend that contains Lactase, like the Digest Gold from Enzymedica. It is in a veggie cap, which can be problematic if you have trouble breaking down cellulose, but it does also contain cellulase to help with that. I'm sure there are others, but that's an option to help you get started. Best of luck!
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    Joey got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Why CrossFit? Why not?   
    I can only speak for myself and the only box I know, but here's my short list:
     
    Pro: It's regimented but there's variety built in, so it's never boring.
            There's a great sense of community and the support that goes with it.
            It's FUN. It's like play. That may be my favorite thing.
     
    Con: Even though technically you're only competing against youself, sometimes it's easy to forget that and think you should be able to do what *they* can.
             Hypermobile joints = injury. Hard to avoid without slowing everything down so much you're not actually doing CF any more.
             If you're trying to heal yourself, as I am, it's just too intense. My adrenals can't take it right now.
     
     
    I really do love Crossfit... from afar. I've seen it transform peoples' lives. I do recommend it to clients who don't have the issues I do. But for some folks, it's downright dangerous, and I think that gets downplayed a lot. But if cost and distance are your only cons, it might be the perfect thing for you!
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    Joey got a reaction from suth_n_belle in My Whole 90 (autoimmune protocol + coffee elimination)... almost...   
    I know you're supposed to take thyroid meds on their own, but maybe you could take some lactase enzymes with your pill? Or think about getting your meds compounded. Most pharmacies that don't offer their own hypoallergenic fillers will let you supply your own. (Probiotic powder or gelatin powder work best for many with sensitivities like you're describing.)
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in Why CrossFit? Why not?   
    I can only speak for myself and the only box I know, but here's my short list:
     
    Pro: It's regimented but there's variety built in, so it's never boring.
            There's a great sense of community and the support that goes with it.
            It's FUN. It's like play. That may be my favorite thing.
     
    Con: Even though technically you're only competing against youself, sometimes it's easy to forget that and think you should be able to do what *they* can.
             Hypermobile joints = injury. Hard to avoid without slowing everything down so much you're not actually doing CF any more.
             If you're trying to heal yourself, as I am, it's just too intense. My adrenals can't take it right now.
     
     
    I really do love Crossfit... from afar. I've seen it transform peoples' lives. I do recommend it to clients who don't have the issues I do. But for some folks, it's downright dangerous, and I think that gets downplayed a lot. But if cost and distance are your only cons, it might be the perfect thing for you!
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    Joey reacted to MrsRobinson in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Same thing! :-)
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".
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    Joey got a reaction from Bet in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    You mistakenly read that last part as "This filled me with ghee".