Lizitea

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    Lizitea reacted to Tina R in please remind me -- i've gotten sloppy   
    You might want to review the rules. I read them three or four times during my whole30. http://whole30.com/new/.
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    Lizitea reacted to Derval in please remind me -- i've gotten sloppy   
    Hiya,
    ideal is breakfast within an hour of waking and 3 square meals for the day (plus pre/post wordkout mini meals if appropriate)
    Snacking is not advisable, if your meals are according to template they should sustain you till your next meal.
    hope that helps
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    Lizitea reacted to Brewer5 in dates after meal?   
    3 dates = about 48 grams of sugar, zero protein
     
    To put this in perspective:
     
    Snickers bar = 27 grams of sugar, 4 protein
     
    Mini Chocolate Extreme Blizzard from DQ = 45 grams of sugar, 8 protein
     
    I realize the above items are not "compliant", but remember:  The sugar dragon doesn't care if it comes from dates or Snickers, it just knows that it screamed for sugar and it got fed.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from drtracyb in Charlie Horse or night time leg cramps   
    Or it could be calcium http://www.acu-cell.com/dis-mus.html
    How can I tell if I need - or don't need extra Calcium?   If no resources are available to measure cellular calcium (blood or serum calcium levels cannot be used to determine dietary calcium requirements), one could supplement 300 mg - 500 mg of calcium two to three times a day for a couple of days and evaluate the effect.  (Studying calcium excess / deficiency symptoms may help with the decision as well).   If the muscle spasms improve or subside, one can assume that a calcium deficiency may have existed, and a safe, daily amount - sufficient to relieve the spasms, without overdosing - and the right type will have to be determined.   For instance, calcium carbonate is better for soft stools or higher stomach acid levels, while calcium citrate is usually better for lower acid levels and those with a tendency for constipation.  Vitamin D3 requirements can be assessed through blood tests, where its levels should be optimized to more than 75 nmol/L as well.   If muscle cramping gets worse when supplementing extra calcium, then high calcium levels may be suspect and extra co-factors may be required to make calcium more bioavailable.  Remedies to choose from include a higher daily intake of Vitamin C, Lecithin, Omega 3, Protein, Magnesium, and others.  Increasing stomach acid (if low) with supplements, or using lemon water with meals are other options. A grinding noise when doing knee bends or squats can be another indication of excessive calcium retention. Provided there is no injury or major joint degeneration, the grinding noise will disappear once calcium levels are normalized, which can also be confirmed with before and after cellular calcium measurements.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from rosedeniz in Weight gain, no change in size   
    Also -- I am 60 years old. When I look at pictures of me in my 30's 40s and 50s I can't believe how gorgeous I am -- but at the time I felt fat. Always comparing myself to the me from my 20s -- always. Never happy with what I had -- I was wonderful and I had no idea.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from praxisproject in Anybody have a lupus remission story?   
    I was just reading that Lupus is caused by inflammation and this diet is anti-inflammatory. 
     
    So it should be helpful. 
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    Lizitea got a reaction from rosedeniz in Weight gain, no change in size   
    Also -- I am 60 years old. When I look at pictures of me in my 30's 40s and 50s I can't believe how gorgeous I am -- but at the time I felt fat. Always comparing myself to the me from my 20s -- always. Never happy with what I had -- I was wonderful and I had no idea.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Zoodles in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I think of it like a charity in a sense -- putting my dollars where my heart is. This is what I believe it, and supporting the farmers and producers that offer it is voting with my dollars
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Tom Denham in Dairy reintro - could this be a symptom?   
    I don't think it's a stretch at all.
     
    The best way to know for sure is do another week of whole 30 and do it again and see what happens. That's my uneducated suggestion, Hopeful others with more information will chime in.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Tom Denham in Dairy reintro - could this be a symptom?   
    I don't think it's a stretch at all.
     
    The best way to know for sure is do another week of whole 30 and do it again and see what happens. That's my uneducated suggestion, Hopeful others with more information will chime in.
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    Lizitea reacted to missmary in Potato = Startover?   
    Ha. full confession: I come to this conversation after having new potatoes with roasted chicken thigh (and green beans and cherry tomatoes) for lunch. I still feel I am a member of this community. What I don't feel is that I am doing a whole30 at the moment. I am not. I have moved forward after my whole30 and make informed choices about what I eat and don't eat. Potatoes are part of what I eat (although fairly rare).
     
    Part of what is wonderful about the whole30 is that there are very specific rules to follow for a discrete period of time. It works for lots of people, and the Hartwigs have decided that enough of those people will see more success eliminating potatoes, so they made that rule. For 30 days they ask you to follow the rules. All of them, not just the ones that you like  it's AFTER the 30 days that you start to figure out which of the rules might bend for your specific context, because it isn't until AFTER the 30 days that you have the perspective you need to be able to make those decisions. make sense?
     
    It's very easy to order fish with double veggies and no potatoes. do that.
     
    EDIT: and happy birthday!!
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    Lizitea reacted to kb0426 in butternut squash   
    My favorite is to peel then cube and roast in coconut oil.  Delicious!
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    Lizitea got a reaction from maggyk in Struggling with meal planning and prepping   
    One thing I like to do is know what my next several meals are at all times. Like every morning I make a plan, or write it down, what my next two days of meals are going to be.
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    Lizitea reacted to Roz Griffiths in Interesting Article on being happy with your body   
    I wish i was as thin now as i was when i thought i was fat
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    Lizitea got a reaction from rebeltart in Job menu help   
    I keep checking this conversation, to see if anyone added because my daughter does this kind of work ......
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Physibeth in Fatty snacks?   
    olives
     
    coconut manna (otherwise called coconut butter) 
    it's better in the summer when it isn't so solid
    or if you soak the jar in warm water
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    Lizitea reacted to pjena in Fatty snacks?   
    I love coconut butter on sweet potatoes for breakfast.  Because it's such a pain, when I buy a jar, I melt it, pour it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment and let it set in the fridge.  Then I break it into pieces like brittle and store the pieces in a tupperware in the fridge.  I do the same thing if I make it myself (just put unsweetened coconut flakes in the food processor and run it for as long as it takes to get really creamy - takes a while!).  That way, I don't have to soften it each time I want to chip a bit out of the jar. 
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Physibeth in Fatty snacks?   
    olives
     
    coconut manna (otherwise called coconut butter) 
    it's better in the summer when it isn't so solid
    or if you soak the jar in warm water
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Anita in The Whole Enchilada   
    anita -- suggestions are listed under the recipe
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    Lizitea got a reaction from aventurine in My friend is sabotaging her Whole30   
    my suggestion -- tell her once  very clearly and then stay out of it,  we can't police each other and trying is miserable, can ruin perfectly sweet friendships. 
     
    she is not stupid, if you tell her once and she doesn't hear you, she is not ready to, she doesn't want to
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    Lizitea got a reaction from praxisproject in Carrots   
    You aren't thinkiing cumin is a nightshade are you? I don't believe it is.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from DoctorFaustus in Mourning the loss of my love affair with food.   
    doctor -- do you have whole30 meals and foods that you love? i love my own cooking best of all. so the "wow" is in my kitchen....
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    Lizitea got a reaction from praxisproject in i am so angry i never knew stevia was bad for my insulin   
    I was so convinced that stevia did NOT elevate insulin levels. I can remember two people who tried to tell me, but I didn't believe them. I was convinced.
     
    Knowing that insulin resistance was a serious issue for my body and my obesity, I kept drink stevia lemonade all day every day, thinking I was doing my very best. I did this for decades !!!! I am an overweight 60 year old woman who has never been able to figure out why my body won't lose weight. Now I certainly know one piece of it !!!
     
    I am very angry that I was so misguided. A health practitioner (who sells her own brand of stevia !!!) had me convinced that it was fine. I trusted her wisdom, she seemed sincere and probably herself didn't know better.
     
    Even when I started whole30 I believed that stevia was fine. I thought I would just go with the program, but it was silly.
     
    I am on day 56 approx and not really doing any re-intro, although I have had a few meals off the program.
     
    Last week I quit caffeine and during that period, to baby myself, I went back to stevia lemonade all day every day. Boy could I see the difference in my appetite -- I wanted sweets like crazy. I haven't wanted sweets since my first week of whole30.  My whole appetite was off.  
     
    Then I started doing some internet research and Robb Wolf in particular convinced me, the science is quite clear on this. I am just mad that it took me so many years to know this.
     
    It is only thanks to the complete simplicity and directness of the whole30 program, I never would have figured it out.
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    Lizitea got a reaction from Carlaccini in i am so angry i never knew stevia was bad for my insulin   
    just put sugar in your oatmeal, so you aren't kidding yourself 
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    Lizitea got a reaction from DoctorFaustus in Mourning the loss of my love affair with food.   
    doctor -- do you have whole30 meals and foods that you love? i love my own cooking best of all. so the "wow" is in my kitchen....