sheba-kitty reacted to Kirsteen in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30
Miracle noodles have no carbs and no calories because our body doesn't recognise them as food and cannot use them. If I said to you put this gas in your car but by the way the car won't recognise it and the engine can't use it - you'd think I was mad. Yet somehow humans now think it's acceptable to eat *food* that our bodies can't use. Sorry but this is one of my pet peeves W30 is about eating real wholesome nutritious food that will nourish our bodies not 'stuff' that will provide us with absolutely nothing so please, please no miracle noodles
sheba-kitty reacted to Tom Denham in High Cholesterol!!!
As long as my HDL is up and my triglycerides down, I don't worry much about LDL.
Some of us produce a lot of cholesterol. I have been having mine monitored for 25 years or more. No diet makes mine go down to a level that makes doctors happy. The Whole30 made my HDL go up and triglycerides go down, so even though my LDL and total were considered bad, I actually was healthier.
Here is a collection of links to good information I have found about cholesterol...
sheba-kitty reacted to Tom Denham in Confused about eating meal one after workout
Your pre-workout routine sounds okay. The big question is what you eat after working out. The purpose of the post-workout meal is to help you recover as quickly as possible. Your body is especially ready to eat after a hard workout and what it wants is protein. This meal needs to be eaten within 15-30 minutes of the workout ending because the muscles are especially open to food at that time. This meal needs to include lean protein. Lean because fat slows digestion and you need this protein to get to your muscles quickly. Protein because that is what the muscles want. Starchy carbs are an optional part of post-workout meals. If you need to revive your energy stores, eating a starchy carb like sweet potato helps. If weight loss is more important to you than energy, you can skip the carbs in the post workout meal.
If you complete a workout and then drive home and prepare a meal so that you are eating 45-60 minutes after your workout, your muscles have closed their "special window of openness" by the time you eat. Similarly, if you eat a meal within 15-30 minutes that includes a lot of fat as comes with whole eggs or avocados, your digestion is slowed and your muscles are not fed in a timely fashion. Your recovery suffers when this happens.
I personally thought the idea of a post-workout meal was silly when I first heard Dallas and Melissa say we should eat them. I ignored the recommendation for at least a year until I was at a nutrition seminar and they explained why it was important in a way that made sense to me. I started eating a post-workout meal and noticed that I experienced less muscle soreness over the course of a week of workouts. Eating lean protein immediately after a workout really made a noticeable difference for me.
I don't bother with a post-workout meal after a yoga class or a slow 5 mile run, but if I hit the gym to do a kettlebell or barbell routine, I eat a can of tuna packed in water as soon as I finish. I used to eat sardines, but the owner of the gym told me I could not eat sardines inside the building.
I often drive home from the gym after eating a can of tuna, prepare a meal, and then eat again within about an hour. Adding more food with fat after a post-workout meal is okay as long as the lean protein has a good head start on the next meal.
sheba-kitty 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)
sheba-kitty reacted to carolinaBlue in The crazy things people say
Conversation during dinner last night:
Hubby: What's this red thing?
Me: Tomatoes quartered, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, tossed with coconut oil and roasted in the oven.
Hubby: Hmm. It's really good but you know I don't like tomatoes.
Me: I know. Give it to me & I'll have it for breakfast.
Hubby: Oh, I ate it all. But this pasta is really good. Have we had this before?
Me: It's not pasta. I julienned zucchini and summer squash, seasoned it up and then sauteed it
Hubby: I hate zucchini.
Me: Ok, just give it to me and I'll have it for breakfast tomorrow.
Hubby: Oh, I ate it all.
Me: (Silently giving him a confused look)
Hubby: Why are you looking at me like that?
sheba-kitty reacted to Robin Strathdee in Acronyms!
This is a list of the most commonly used acronyms on the forum. If you see one we're missing, you can note it below and a moderator will update the list.
SAD: Standard American Diet
This is the diet that typifies the western attitude toward food - processed foods, low fat, "sugar free", food-like products, fast food...
W30D: Whole30 Daily
The Whole30 Daily is a 32 day (you get days 0 and 31) subscription email service packed with tips and resources for you during every step of your Whole30 journey.
SWYPO: Sex With Your Pants On.
Pancakes, cookies, muffins and other paleofied junk foods that are never as satisfying as the real thing and often lead down the slippery slope to "real" junk food.
ISWF: It Starts With Food
Best-selling book by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (creators of the Whole30 program) that details both the ins and outs of the Whole30 program AND the science behind their many recommendations.
WOD: Workout of the Day
Primarily CrossFit terminology used to refer to the assigned group workout of the day. Many folks around here use it to describe their daily workout, CrossFit or not.
Pre-wo: Pre-Workout/ Post-wo: Post-Workout
Generally used in reference to what foods are best to eat before and after a workout
AIP: Autoimmune Protocol
This is a reference to the autoimmune protocol â€“ a larger and more specific set of dietary restrictions for those suffering from autoimmune conditions.
We won't worry about the sciency words the acronym stands for. These foods are easily broken down by certain bacteria in the gut and can cause digestive troubles for some folks.
MDA: Mark's Daily Apple. ~ A good go-to if you can't find the info you need here or on our site, whole9life.com.
BP Coffee: Bulletproof Coffee ~ A coffee drink made with ghee and coconut oil, blended in a blender or with an immersion blender.
NSV: Non-Scale Victory - like clearer skin, better sleep, less joint pain, clothes fitting better -- anything other than the number on the scale
JERF: Just Eat Real Food
FWOB: Foods without brakes ~ less healthy foods you can't seem to stop once you start
ACV: apple cider vinegar
EVOO: extra virgin olive oil
OTF: Orange Theory Fitness - a popular gym/fitness program