Kate File

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    Kate File reacted to Tom Denham in Why no snacks?   
    Grazing or eating lots of meals distorts the natural rhythms of your hormones. The ideal for them to work is to space meals 4 to 5 hours apart. So the focus on this approach is three main meals with pre- and post-workout meals and snacks as needed. We don't want you to be hungry during a Whole30 and you can eat a snack if you are hungry, but it is best if you eat substantial meals 3, maybe 4 times per day and don't need snacks.
    The ideal of a snack is a mini-meal - protein, fat, and veggies. Not a piece of fruit or some carrots. The purpose of eating is to give your body nutrition. A piece of fruit can be part of a meal, but it does not supply enough nutrition to serve as a meal itself.
    Once your body adjusts to eating this way, hunger is less frequent and easier to manage. I needed to eat 5 to 6 meals per day when I started doing this in 2010, but now I find 3 meals a day satisfying most days. I even find it easy to go 6 or 7 hours without eating when I am fitting in a yoga class and need to fast 4 to 5 hours before class.
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    Kate File got a reaction from ebg12 in Sydney Kate's Log, starting 20 August 2012   
    Day 1, 20th August 2012
    Coffee with coconut milk (oops, not meant to have that before Meal 1)
    B 2 eggs fried in ghee (hadn't yet done vegie shopping)
    L Homemade compliant bolognaise sauce full of vegies
    S Handful raw cashews (oops, not meant to have snacks)
    D Atlantic salmon fillet, ghee, roast sweet potato and parsnips
    Peppermint tea
    Thoughts: Day 1 was a learning curve, trying to remember everything! No headaches or bad side effects. Went to bed early to read and fell asleep shortly after.
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    Kate File got a reaction from ebg12 in Sydney Kate's Log, starting 20 August 2012   
    Day 1, 20th August 2012
    Coffee with coconut milk (oops, not meant to have that before Meal 1)
    B 2 eggs fried in ghee (hadn't yet done vegie shopping)
    L Homemade compliant bolognaise sauce full of vegies
    S Handful raw cashews (oops, not meant to have snacks)
    D Atlantic salmon fillet, ghee, roast sweet potato and parsnips
    Peppermint tea
    Thoughts: Day 1 was a learning curve, trying to remember everything! No headaches or bad side effects. Went to bed early to read and fell asleep shortly after.
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    Kate File reacted to BrochelleJade in Aussie starting Whole30 23 July   
    I got Well Fed from Amazon. It worked out as the best price at the time. But check fishpond too they are good to compare with. I meal plan normally for just 2 of us and I find it a huge help I also cook one or 2 extra pots of something on the weekend and freeze in batches so I have stuff readily available. Yum I use my slow cooker a lot. Have you been to the nom nom paleo blog? Amazing recipes http://nomnompaleo.com/recipeindex also This website is good for inspiration http://paleoaustralia.com/paleo-recipes/ I've been overwhelmed to. I have just slowly fished through all sorts and just tried to find what works best for me. I also found herb/spice mixes screaming seeds they are handy to rub on meat or for flavoring or in a meat and veg stir fry for quick tasty meals I got them in the local health shop
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    Kate File reacted to BrochelleJade in Aussie starting Whole30 23 July   
    Ahh... I am glad I stumbled acsross this post. Yes another Aussie
    I am working towards completing my first Whole30. Starting in the next couple of weeks. I am trying to make sure I am organised and have been trying lots of recipes and trying to get lots of resources behind me. I managed just over a week last time before I got thrown in the deep end and got so frustared I caved. Oh well. Try Try Try again. I have a sugar demon that sits on my should too haha, always trying to lead me astray. That is my biggest battle. I have already switched out coffee for herbal tea and finding it alright, i am a latte lover too but I'm surviving.
    I have Well Fed and would highly recommend getting it. Also Mark Sissons 2 cook books have some great recipies in them.
    I havent decided on my new start date yet, I have a ball to go to in 2 weeks and i am not sure I can pull of a clean night so I am just going to wait till after to try again.
    Good luck all
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    Kate File reacted to Dragonfly5 in Aussie starting Whole30 23 July   
    Cathy, I think to really immerse yourself, one needs to get a little obsessed! That's my theory anyway! Yes take a look at Sarah Wilsons blog, she has a great attitude, and also check out the healthy chef, another Aussie healthy cook! And supercharged site has some really good recipes and it even has a great recipe to make your own chocolate! But dont eat that during the whole 30! I gave up chocolate 2 years ago, wow, I was a chocolate twice a day girl! Now if I want some I have a 70-80 % chocolate and I love the loving earth brand which uses coconut sugar instead, but only have this once a month or so. Once you ditch the sugar after a month you really just don't want it that much, as long as you eat enough protein and good veggies.
    I haven't done crossfit, but I teach yoga 3x a week, walk a lot, do body weight exercises and occasionally run, and I again was a runner, and a cardio junkie, funny enough, I never lost weight doing all the exercise I did before. I don't weigh myself anymore, ditched those evil scales and now just go by how my clothes feel. I probably have 5 kgs to lose and I'm hoping paleo lifestyle will do that, which it has begun. Post kids and hit my forties, seems harder to stay trim! But most importantly I wish to turn my dads diabetic, cancer gene off and stay healthy , fit, strong and happy until my 90's!
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    Kate File reacted to Dragonfly5 in Aussie starting Whole30 23 July   
    Hi Cathy, hope you're going well, today I made coffee with heated coconut cream (50 degrees) in my thermomix and then frothed and added to expresso and it was really nice, better than almond milk. But try both. Maybe I could convince my local cafe to make coconut cream lattes!!
    I really should open up my own cafe, I love inventing recipes, and I plan a little bit but mostly make things up.
    Try this one- chicken leek and veg pie.
    Base- coat 2 chicken breasts in oil and sea salt and roast in oven until cooked.
    In sep pan with coconut oil cook 6 pieces of bacon chopped, chopped celery, carrot, leek, coriander, sweet pototoe, red pepper, salt and pepper. Once cooking add a glass of water and half a tin of tomatoes, cook for another 15 mins on slow.
    Top- steam half to one cauliflower and then mash ( if u have a thermomix you can whip it up in a minute)
    Assemble- put chicken veggie thing in a pan and then layer cauliflower mash on top, I then dolloped a little clarified butter on top to brown, and baked in oven for 30 ,ims on 180 degrees.
    Serve with veggies
    This was one of the yummiest things I've eaten for ages and my husband agrees, leftovers for tonight, let's see if my kids will eat it!
    Thanks for extra sites brochellejade, I follow mark but will look at wellfed and nomnom, Sarah Wilson mentions that one I think. I love screaming seeds too, they are made locally in torquay ,Vic just near me,by the way, so I always buy them!
    Good luck on your journey, one day at a time, and just keep working on what you can have, not what you can. If sugar cravings hit, dive for some protein!
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    Kate File reacted to Tom Denham in Red Wine Vinegar and Cooking Spray   
    Red wine vinegar is okay per the Fine Print of the Whole30 guidelines.
    No on the cooking sprays. You might get a spritzer bottle and make something like cooking spray yourself with olive oil, but the propellants in cooking sprays are absolutely not okay. And anything with soy lecithin is out. It doesn't matter that there would be only a tiny amount of soy lecithin involved. If we eat just a tiny bit here and just a tiny bit there, we haven't really changed our diet.
    You can take the 100 percent elimination of certain foods or additives as a burden or as an interesting challenge or even a game. I recommend the "interesting challenge" attitude.
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    Kate File reacted to befabdaily in calcium chloride, citric acid and guar gum   
    I accidentally bought some coconut milk with guar gum. I ordered it from Amazon.com before I knew that my local asian market had Aroy-D for 1.49 a can. I had had the exact same brand (Thai Kitchen organic) from my grocery store (ridic expensive) and it had no guar gum! Grr.
    Anyway, I will go ahead and use it because y'all have said guar gum is OK, but WHY is guar gum OK, when other similar thickeners (carrageenan) are off limits? Guar gum is made from guar beans, which are a legume. Carrageenan is made from red seaweeds. Xanthan gum is produced by xanthomonas bacteria fermenting sugars. They're all medium chain polysaccharides. Is it because carrageenan is sulfated?
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    Kate File reacted to RobS in Having a hard time finding Bacon without sugar   
    I have a sugar free option here in Tasmania Australia but it lists sodium nitrate and mineral salts and an antioxidant are these just preservatives that might effect my whole 30?