amberino21

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    amberino21 got a reaction from Uni_corndog0625 in Breakfast smoothies   
    This is a reply to another thread on smoothies from one of the mods:
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    Tom Denham
    07 Jun 2013
    There are no Whole30 Smoothie recipes. Smoothies are discouraged, although they are not banned during a Whole30. There are multiple problems with smoothies. One is that liquid food digests quicker than whole foods, so a smoothie will not help your body feel full as long as whole foods. That leads to unnecessary hunger or eating more when you did not really need to be eating more. Second is that smoothies don't fit the meal template of a serving of protein, a serving of fat, and a lot of veggies very well. Most smoothies are high in sugar because they include too much fruit and few smoothies include an adequate serving of protein (almond milk just does not measure up to a palm-size portion of roast beef). Third, smoothies are widely embraced as health food, but are not much more healthy than McDonald's fries.
    Consequently, this topic is closed. Move along people, there is nothing to see here.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Lea Mint in Husband/Wife/Spouse/Partner Not With the Program?   
    In what way can your boyfriend eat what he likes? To maintain his weight? Possibly, but unfortunately he's not magical, and food will effect him in just the same way it effects you. Weight doesn't determine health or performance - as an athlete he should be more worried about nutrition as that is what will allow him to perform optimally or not. Training for extended periods is taxing on the body, and he needs to eat an even more nutrient dense diet to counteract the effects.
    You are simply choosing to primarily eat foods that promote health in your body, not foods that provide no health benefits, or negative health. You choose to care about what your food does to your body whereas others don't.
    IMO, in the scheme of things, this lifestyle isn't an inconvenience. Inconvenience is hanging around for hours in dr surgeries, spending days being sick, having lack lustre energy, dying early etc.
    It may be more difficult at times, it may take longer than picking up fast food or something preprepared from the supermarket, but I think the sacrifice is completely worth it.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from VVfit in Horrible Cravings...ate too much sweet potato and fruit!   
    I don't think you've ruined your whole30 -
    You do need to look at what you've been eating for your meals though, as this will probably explain a lot! A few tweaks will no doubt help the cravings....
    Could you perhaps post the past few days worth of food?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from RandiW in A Pescatarian diet challenge   
    Eating less is not the answer to fat loss. You can increase your metabolic capacity, by eating! Your body needs to be given fuel to burn fuel. If it's starving, you won't be giving it anything to burn so it's kind of working inefficiently.
    (I'm not on a whole 30 at the moment and working with a coach to prep for comps so tracking macros. whilst I'm very active with my sport, I'm eating an average of 2,300 cals a day and losing fat, but not weight, and increasing cals nearly every week. During my whole 30, I think I underestimated my needs and my weight and body composition didn't change)
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Thisblessedalys in Feeling weak, light-headed, and shaky in the A.M.   
    Try 4-5 (or more) proper sized meals, not mini meals! Include plenty of protein and fat, and starchy carbs with your vegetables. If you're feeding two babies, you'll need even more nutrients and calories. A whole can of coconut milk is not a lot over a whole day, especially for a BFing mother.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Raven in Gum or Mints alternative?   
    Chewing gum is discouraged - partly because of the ingredients in it, partly because of the chewing action involved...
    When you chew, you send signals to your body that it needs to get ready to digest food - when there's no food to digest, you have created a stomach environment for food digestion that will be wasted. Your body's ability to create digestive enzymes decreases over time, so overworking your body by chewing gum can cause issues later on!
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    amberino21 got a reaction from KathyV in Coffee for your Whole 30: How to make it if you're used to using dairy   
    I add just Coconut oil - it's best blended with the coffee. If you just stir it in it floats on the top, which isn't bad...blended is just better and it looks kind of milky definitely takes the bitter edge off.
    I use about 1-1.5 tspns in a mug.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from LucilleLaird in Fat Liver   
    I just found this on a website...sounds like a whole 30 would be perfect for her. I don't think cutting out all sweetnpotato or starchy carbs is necessary as even if she has some she'll probably be eating relatively low carb than previously, and the carbs will be from better sources
    Poor diet is the leading cause of fatty liver disease. The biggest offenders are sugar and foods made of white flour; they should be avoided. However, a high intake of carbohydrate rich foods in general can promote fatty liver, as the liver converts any excess carbohydrate into fat. Foods that need to be restricted include bread, pasta, rice, breakfast cereals, cakes, pastry, donuts, biscuits, fries, chips, pretzels (and other similar snack foods) and any food made of flour.
    Drink less alcohol
    Excess alcohol consumption is the second biggest cause of fatty liver. Alcohol can cause inflammation and damage to liver cells, resulting in fatty infiltration. People with a fatty liver should limit alcohol consumption to seven standard drinks per week, with at least two alcohol free days per week.
    Eat more vegetables, protein and the right fats
    Raw vegetables and fruits are the most powerful liver healing foods. These raw foods help to cleanse and repair the liver filter, so that it can trap and remove more fat and toxins from the bloodstream. Eat an abundance of vegetables (cooked and raw salads) and fresh fruits.
    Protein is important because it helps to keep the blood sugar level stable, helps with weight loss from the abdomen and reduces hunger and cravings. Protein should be consumed with each meal. Good sources of protein include eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, nuts, seeds, legumes and plain or Greek yogurt and cheeses.
    Healthy fats to include more of in your diet are found in olive oil, oily fish, coconut oil, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds and raw nuts and seeds. Most processed vegetable oils and margarines can worsen a fatty liver. Deep fried foods are also bad for those with a fatty liver.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from wulfie in Sara's Post W30   
    I found that whilst I didn't have the reactions to dairy I expected, it didn't make me feel that great, and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would! I could feel it sitting in my body, and it may give me a headache.
    I've had it a couple of times since reintro and never enjoyed it that much..
    I get used to foods as well - I really love my breakfast, but there have been a couple of occasions I've had something different. Bad idea - I always wish I could have my everyday breakfast
    Yay for the strength training. Weights are awesome - for your physique and your health!
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    amberino21 got a reaction from Ellen915 in Need help with snacking   
    Is there a reason you're snacking? If you're hungry in the afternoon, perhaps try increasing the size of your lunch, likewise with dinner if you find yourself hungry at night....
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    amberino21 got a reaction from LaurenDulin in Coconut flour   
    I would use dessicated coconut to crumb chicken for pan frying - I dust with coconut flour, dip in egg, coat in a mix of coconut and herbs/spices. I can imagine just using flour would be gluggy?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from ladyshanny in Question about breasts   
    I'm convinced it has something to do with being healthier hormonally. Which also explains why I think I've got bigger hips too.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from theavooilbaroness in Avocado oil for mayo?   
    If it was neutral tasting, I'd say it had been refined. I think avo oil is quite strong in taste, and hated the mayo I made with it.
    I'd say that it's not as good a choice as the virgin avo oil, but not sure about how it would compare to olive oil (not EVOO)
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    amberino21 got a reaction from theavooilbaroness in Avocado oil for mayo?   
    If it was neutral tasting, I'd say it had been refined. I think avo oil is quite strong in taste, and hated the mayo I made with it.
    I'd say that it's not as good a choice as the virgin avo oil, but not sure about how it would compare to olive oil (not EVOO)
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    amberino21 got a reaction from AWonderWoman 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 sassyboo62 in Charlie Horse or night time leg cramps   
    Magnesium helps with cramping, as does potassium - if you're low on either, that could be another cause!
    Do you drink too much water, potentially flushing your body out? Do you salt enough with good quality salt...not table salt?
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    amberino21 got a reaction from aubregary 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 debsdoinit in Fell off the Whole30 wagon :(   
     
     
    oh dear - sorry!! haha...i'm sure you can make him something better than a hamburger from a fast food place!
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    amberino21 got a reaction from debsdoinit in Fell off the Whole30 wagon :(   
    You haven't failed - failing would be watching the wagon disappear over the hill, not caring and turning your back to walk away! You've realised that the food makes you feel bad, and bloated, and you don't want to have it again - isn't that a good thing?
    Just another thought - if you know how bad it makes you feel, why feed it to your little one? He deserves to be healthy too, right?
    It may be hard at first, but perhaps his "treat" can be something else? Take something home - a game or colouring book, or make up vouchers for "time with mum" for different activities. I bet he'd love to spend time with you even more than a fast food "treat"
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    amberino21 got a reaction from tinman57 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Be able to go 13 days without logging in to myfitnesspal, weighing food or drinking a green smoothie.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from tinman57 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Be able to go 13 days without logging in to myfitnesspal, weighing food or drinking a green smoothie.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from tinman57 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Be able to go 13 days without logging in to myfitnesspal, weighing food or drinking a green smoothie.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from tinman57 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Be able to go 13 days without logging in to myfitnesspal, weighing food or drinking a green smoothie.
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    amberino21 got a reaction from tinman57 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    What do you need to be accountable for? What will happen if you don't log your food? Have you actually tried to not do it?
    Try it for a day - I dare you!!
    I've tried shredded cabbage - it's a pretty good substitute, although I try to not have too much raw cabbage because of not so pleasant side effects
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    amberino21 got a reaction from tinman57 in Before my Whole30 I never thought I'd...   
    Be able to go 13 days without logging in to myfitnesspal, weighing food or drinking a green smoothie.