GFChris

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    GFChris got a reaction from Southerncinn in Where To Go? (and what to eat)   
    Just an FYI, having MSG and sugar as ingredients makes this grilled chicken unacceptable and a non-option for a Whole30.
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    GFChris got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity.  If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group).
     
    EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    GFChris got a reaction from kheggie in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    I'm on day 24 of my first Whole30. Haven't had a period in almost 2 full years (unharmful side effect of my birth control, per my gynecologist)  - guess what re-appeared today?

    Does this mean soy is not my friend?  Wondering if it merits not reintroducing soy when I'm done with the Whole30.  (Mostly got soy from my daily soymilk in my morning coffee, which I'm fine with not reintroducing.)
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    GFChris got a reaction from kheggie in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    I'm on day 24 of my first Whole30. Haven't had a period in almost 2 full years (unharmful side effect of my birth control, per my gynecologist)  - guess what re-appeared today?

    Does this mean soy is not my friend?  Wondering if it merits not reintroducing soy when I'm done with the Whole30.  (Mostly got soy from my daily soymilk in my morning coffee, which I'm fine with not reintroducing.)
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    GFChris got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity.  If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group).
     
    EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    GFChris got a reaction from Robin R. in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    Yes, do a separate reintro day for alcohol.  Your plan is prudent: your day 1 of reintro will be alcohol at the birthday party, and yes, nothing with wheat so you're not testing gluten at the same time.  I would also recommend not to go overboard; a couple drinks, as you stated, would work. The next day, I would then remove alcohol and go back to 100% Whole30 eating for two days, and then continue with reintros per the reintro schedule.
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    GFChris got a reaction from scrapstitching in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    According to their FB page, it's water with fruit oil and essences - looks like you're good.
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    GFChris got a reaction from scrapstitching in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Maltodextrin is not compliant, as it can contain corn, rice, potato starch, barley or wheat.
     
    US Wellness Meats is a source for compliant bacon.
     
    I believe Applegate Organics has a compliant roast beef: no sugar, carrageenan, etc.
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    GFChris got a reaction from NorthernLilly in Chipotle?   
    I wouldn't trust the cleanliness of any Chipotle right now, given all the press they've had lately. You might want to call the location where you ate and report your illness to management.
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    GFChris got a reaction from Tina R in Download a 7 Day Shopping List for the new Whole30 Book   
    Wow - that must have taken you a lot of time.
    To clarify, the 7 day meal plan does not call for plantain chips: it calls for pan-fried plantains.
    Here's a recipe that would work: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/113854926293/fried-green-plantains-patacones-or-tostones
    ETA: the beef brisket recipe is on page 214, so you used the right recipe (there is a side note with it on how to make adjustments for the slow cooker).
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    GFChris got a reaction from Tina R in Download a 7 Day Shopping List for the new Whole30 Book   
    Wow - that must have taken you a lot of time.
    To clarify, the 7 day meal plan does not call for plantain chips: it calls for pan-fried plantains.
    Here's a recipe that would work: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/113854926293/fried-green-plantains-patacones-or-tostones
    ETA: the beef brisket recipe is on page 214, so you used the right recipe (there is a side note with it on how to make adjustments for the slow cooker).
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    GFChris got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity.  If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group).
     
    EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    GFChris reacted to missmary in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    you know somebody is doing a whole30 when....you see them looking confused in the produce department with the whole30 book, a notebook, mom, dad and two kids all working together to try and figure out what they need to buy.
     
    Ok, this wasn't me, but I really wanted to give them a big hug, lol.
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    GFChris reacted to Sari in The crazy things people say   
    I particularly loved this one: "Okay, so unprocessed foods... Does that mean you eat everything raw?"
     
    And: "Can you have salads or are you forced to eat everything separately?" (Just.... what?)
     
    Also recently: "So are you still not consuming any carbs?"
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    GFChris reacted to kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    They were written at different times, the program evolves, the creators are only human, neither schedule is written in stone, both are just examples to give people an idea of how to proceed, etc etc.
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    GFChris got a reaction from Raven in What symptoms did you feel with which foods?   
    Answered in this thread: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/10986-does-cutting-things-out-for-30-days-make-one-more-sensitive/
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    GFChris got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity.  If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group).
     
    EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    GFChris reacted to SugarcubeOD in The crazy things people say   
    My very overweight, very unhealthy, lives on fast food neighbor last night:
    I've learned that as long as you take a multi-vitamin, you can eat anything you want including fast food because the vitamin gives your body the means to deal with the toxins. The problems come when you eat the junk and DON"T take a multi-vitamin.
    I was dumbfounded.
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    GFChris reacted to Britishgal in The crazy things people say   
    My mother asked me this morning if I was having my cholesterol checked...apparently now I'm not able to eat wheat my cholesterol must be soaring (I haven't told her about the ghee, the homemade Mayo or that I don't eat other grains either!)
    As if I don't have enough health wise to worry about just how...and no, I'm not having it checked...
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    GFChris reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    How will your baby get enough nutrition/calcium/iron without rice cereal?
     
    Won't your baby have more allergies if you don't eat [x] while you're pregnant?
     
    Yep. Nope. Stop trying to make me feel like I'm somehow doing bad things to my future child by only eaten gluten-free grains once per day when I'm not on a Whole 30. Trust that I know what makes my body feel good and, therefore, make my baby feel good.
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    GFChris reacted to jmcbn in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    The protocol in the UK for a Coeliac test is actually 6wks of eating gluten prior to testing as far as I know. What we're doing here, however,  is looking for food sensitivities, and in most cases, having eliminated gluten from the system for 30 days, the reaction will be fairly quick & obvious when it is reintroduced.
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    GFChris got a reaction from Tina R in Download a 7 Day Shopping List for the new Whole30 Book   
    Wow - that must have taken you a lot of time.
    To clarify, the 7 day meal plan does not call for plantain chips: it calls for pan-fried plantains.
    Here's a recipe that would work: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/113854926293/fried-green-plantains-patacones-or-tostones
    ETA: the beef brisket recipe is on page 214, so you used the right recipe (there is a side note with it on how to make adjustments for the slow cooker).
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    GFChris got a reaction from jshizz in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity.  If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group).
     
    EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    GFChris reacted to MTNan in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    GFChris got a reaction from kheggie in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    I'm on day 24 of my first Whole30. Haven't had a period in almost 2 full years (unharmful side effect of my birth control, per my gynecologist)  - guess what re-appeared today?

    Does this mean soy is not my friend?  Wondering if it merits not reintroducing soy when I'm done with the Whole30.  (Mostly got soy from my daily soymilk in my morning coffee, which I'm fine with not reintroducing.)