amberino21

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    amberino21 got a reaction from Penny-Lee in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    You can have it, but its probably best to find something without - I can't help with where to find it though, sorry!
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Jimmy in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why not just eat the banana?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Penny-Lee in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    You can have it, but its probably best to find something without - I can't help with where to find it though, sorry!
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha   
    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation.
    If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha   
    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation.
    If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Jimmy in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why not just eat the banana?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Jimmy in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why not just eat the banana?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Jimmy in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why not just eat the banana?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha   
    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation.
    If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
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    amberino21 got a reaction from jen812 in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    All vinegars are ok, with the exception of malt vinegar. Naturally occurring sulphites are fine - this is normally stated on the label.
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    amberino21 reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    New Mojo flavour is out, Passionfruit. Available in WA first, in the eastern states in 2014.
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    amberino21 reacted to earthangel077 in The crazy things people say   
    Earlier this week was my office Thanksgiving pot-luck lunch. Since everyone either brings a desert or pasta dish I clearly could not attend. While leaving the office to go out for lunch I was approached and asked why I wasn't going to the lunch. I told them that I couldn't eat grains, dairy, or sugar. They looked at me weird and then asked "What about those almonds you are eating if you are not eating grains?"
    I politely pointed out that nuts are not grains and then laughed my head off on the elevator ride down to the lobby. 
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    amberino21 reacted to Roz Griffiths in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Ok, i just Googled dahi & I'd say that's a no too, as the recipe used both lentils & rice. But i learned something new
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    amberino21 reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Our local woolies is terrible, barely has any vegetables (bakery section is 4 times the size of the veggies!)
     
    Our coles still has King Island beef, but my organic chicken has gone and the organic veggie section now seems to just be dates, carrots (sometimes) and white potatoes We seem to have retained organic eggs though.
     
    On the plus side a bunch of places now deliver to me who didn't used to: Victoria Organic Delivery & Organic Angels. Both have lovely organic berries.
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    amberino21 reacted to Gabenick2 in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Before my whole 30 I calculated that we were spending a little over 1,000.00/month eating out for family of 4. This also did not include starbucks nor groceries. We would order out from restaurants several times a week because we are so busy and are gone for the entire day. Since starting the whole 30 I have saved money while buying organic, at first I couldn't believe the amount I was spending on organic eggs but realized I would not hesitate to pull my wallet out for junk food. Mcdonalds meal would cost us around 28.00 for one meal, I can buy 4 lbs of meat for that price and eat for at least 3 days, this has been an eye opener for me.
    I have completed my first whole 30 and my husband decided to do one as well, I am saving money and feeling healthier eating healthier and would never go back to the crappy processed foods. I have learned to cook using a crockpot and we make sure we have enough left overs for extra meals.
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    amberino21 reacted to Angela Poliquin in The crazy things people say   
    My husband, eating a white tortilla, "this doesn't have wheat.  want one?"  
    Me:  Um, it's a flour tortilla.  Flour is made of wheat.
    DH:  But it doesn't say "wheat tortilla."
    Me: Look at the ingredients list.  What does it say?
    DH:  wheat flour.... oh.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from drmommalaelle in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    It also lacks in vegetables too - every meal needs to stick to the template with protein, fat and 2-3 cups of vegies.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Physibeth in Kombucha   
    There is no sugar gram per serve recommendation - kombucha is ok as long as no sugar is added after fermentation.
    If you're worried abou it, go for one without fruit/juice added
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    amberino21 reacted to praxisproject in Sourcing food in Australia   
    Success! For those wanting a coconut yoghurt, easy recipe for Aussies (adapted from FeedMeRachel's):
     
    1 x can of undrained Ayam Coconut Cream (270ml)
    4 x Dairy Free Inner Health Plus capsules
     
    In a glass jar, put coconut cream, empty 4 capsules into jar (throw out crispy capsule shells), stir madly, put in fridge and patiently wait 2-3 days.
     
    Coconut yoghurt, no sweeteners, no additives, dairy free
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Jimmy in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why not just eat the banana?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from ChickenNoodle in Struggling with the morning routine   
    PreWO should be fat and protein, but it sounds like you'd be working out later? You could maybe have both meal 1 and a preWO.
    There are plenty of things that could be eaten on the run if that's what you need to do (although I second the suggestion to sit down to eat - coming from someone who used to eat on the run constantly, making the effort to sit down and eat mindfully has many benefits!)
    Meatballs, chicken nuggets, lamb cutlets, fish cakes/balls could be eaten cold. Take some vegie sticks and a dip (mayo based, avo based) or some nuts and you're set!
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    amberino21 reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    Two AARGH moments today related to crazy things in our culture at large.
     
    (1) My employer wants us to help make our state a Blue Zone state, which supposedly means we rank as healthier. We're supposed to agree to "pledges" available online. Some of the actions are using smaller than 10-inch dinner plates (but then where will I fit my veggies), keeping a scale in a prominent place, putting snacks like pretzels into smaller portion-sized bags (yeah, I'd better do that with my pretzels), and dedicating the top shelf of my refrigerator to fruits and veggies (how about all of the shelves).
     
    (2) a recipe contest through a local grocery store requires the recipe to use local ingredients, to "make half your grains whole grains," and "select lean proteins" a la the ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines. Guess I won't be entering that one.  
     
    I'm out of step with so much of what's considered healthy, yet oddly I'm healthier than I've ever been.
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    amberino21 reacted to osborne116 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: I know you ~can't~ eat that.
    Me: I ~can~ eat anything I want. I am choosing not to eat it. No processed foods for me for at least 30 days.
    Cw: yeah, I've done whole30 before.
    Me: (sincerely interested) oh, how was it? I struggling with breakfast. I am sick of eggs and trying to find another option.
    Cw: it was okay. I did it for 21 days or so. Mostly had greek yogurt or these almond muffin thingies for breakfast. It really wasn't that hard.
    Me: (face palm)
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    amberino21 reacted to Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Had this chat with my mum over a forthcoming visit
    Mum: so, we got your email, i'll try & do something without gluten then.
    Me: ...or dairy
    Mum: of course. You can still have a yogurt though?
    Me: no, that's dairy. And sugar.
    Mum (incredulous): what, even the low fat ones??
    Me: sigh
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Jimmy in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why not just eat the banana?