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Bet last won the day on August 11 2013

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    The crazy things people say

    I posted a bunch of pictures on FB of my 'gluten free Thanksgiving' and so many people commented on 'no stuffing!!!!!'. I think stuffing is aptly named. Because it would make me feel too stuffed.
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    The crazy things people say

    Ugh, just had this reaction to a 'gluten free' thread on another forum (not food related) So you decided to go Gluten-Free because you saw a dietician, doctor, physician or some sort of expert, explained your issues and were given this advice?The placebo effect and confirmation bias has made this gluten-free fad an amazing financial success. I need to get my head around the next possible craze and start it soon. I should write a book on the New-Age Paleo, Gluten-Free, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan, Atkins diet. All kidding and cynicism aside, if it makes you feel better good on you. I personally don't eat quite a few foods because my stomach can't handle them. I have never been tested for any allergies, or conditions though. I should probably take my own advice. Personally, I would reccommend you continue on your normal diet and start cutting out the ones that consistently bother your stomach step by step. It just peeves me that people making positive steps to control their own health are being told it's just a fad. Yeah, it's a fad that I don't want to have to go running to the bathroom a few times a week.
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    If you are eating eggs, make sure you get good ones, pasture eggs if you can. If not look for Egglands that have a lot Omega 3 in them.
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    It's not that bad, considering you had a bad diet. Now that you are on W30, if you continue, your triglycerides will do down and your HDL will go up. The food on the plan is what you need. Good fats and real food. What you were eating before is what made your cholesterol what you see there. 3 weeks is not going to make a huge change.
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    Celina, HDL is good, I was told the good range was 60-80, so you are good. My HDL was 69. It's really the ration to HDL/Triglicerides that is important. The closer they are, the better. I'm not sure about the protein levels, sorry.
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    Whole30 compliant B12?

    I also take a sublingual B12, I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure it has sugar in it. I am down to 3 times a week. I was severely B12 deficient and had to have shots at one point. But with healing my gut and taking HCL (which helps to digest B12) I don't need to take it that often.
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    The crazy things people say

    Conversation I just had (and damn this person for stressing me out while I was eating....) Person passing by my desk at lunch: What is that? Me: It's my lunch P: but what is it? Me: Chicken, green beans and sweet potato P: What kind of lunch is that? That's dinner Me: Well, it's food. P: What kind of diet are you on again? Me: It's not a diet it's a Whole Food Program P: What is Whole Food? Me: Real Food, nothing that comes in a box or is processed. P: That's weird Me: Whatever (you fat disgusting pig....yeah, you're diet must be really healthy....).
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    I just discovered the Farmer's Market. Sure, it's a 35 mile drive, but the food and prices are incredible. I'd love to shop here all the time, but maybe once a month or so.
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    What part of your cholesterol went up? LDL, HDL?
  10. Hi Newbie here. I have been curious about Kombucha for awhile. I was at WF today and bought the GT Hibiscus Kombucha and I really liked it. My question is, do you have to use black tea? Can I use Hibiscus Tea? Also, I have the bottle I bought, it's about 3/4 full. Do you think I can use that to make my on SCOBY?
  11. Look for one with 'naturally occurring sulfites'. Tropical Traditions sells one. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_balsamic_vinegar.htm
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    The crazy things people say

    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    As long as you stuck to the meal template, you should be ok. Sure sweet potatoes have sugar in them, but you are not eating any grains or sugary stuff so chances are you are getting a lot less sugar. And getting it from natural sources.
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    Hi Renee, check this out: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/2504/cold-frame-gardening/page/all Also, GardenWeb is a great resource if you want to start a veggie garden http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/cornucop/ I haven't done a cold frame yet, but I'm thinking about it! I'm in zone 7 so I might be able to do without it. My summer veggie garden was kind of a bust this year. Too much rain and not enough sun. The cherry tomatoes did the best. Too bad I can't eat them .
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    High Cholesterol!!!

    First, relax. 2nd, what were your numbers? Not just the total cholesterol number, but the LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. The total # is meaningless unless it's something like 280 and above. HDL is good cholesterol. If your ratio of HDL vs total is less than 3.5, you are good. Also if your ratio of HDL vs Triglycerides is less than 2, you are good. For instance, my cholesterol was 216, 69 HDL, 69 Triglycerides 67 and LDL 133. Of course my doctors office orders were - your cholesterol is over 200! go on a low fat high grain diet!. Um, no, I'm not going to do that. My ratios are excellent.