KathyV

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    KathyV reacted to Augie in KETwhOle30   
    I'm glad you started this topic. I'm doing no fruits, no nuts, no squash, no roots because they are all too irritating for my stomach. I am doing a lot of green veggies and I'm not counting carbs, so maybe I won't be in ketosis, but I am going to follow this thread. Your posts are very motivating!
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    KathyV got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Profile Image Issues   
    Hi StevenJ.  I have the warning under my profile and wondered the same thing.  Glad to know it's nothing personal in that i posted/did something wrong and I would be kicked-off if I did it again.  The funny thing about it was, nobody told me what I did?  So I just ignored it.
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    KathyV reacted to nbethd in Chipotle?   
    For those disappointed you can't have the fajita veggies, you CAN ask for them UNCOOKED and avoid the noncompliant oil. I did this the other day and they happily obliged. It may be different than what you're used to but I prefer the crunchiness of the raw peppers and onions.
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    KathyV reacted to Coleen1221 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    You are all so creative! I had a potato, two eggs, and an avocado, all mashed up together. I gotta get on the ball!
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    KathyV reacted to SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Breakfast today was 2 BIG mugfuls of a variation of the gingered zucchini soup in well fed 2. I started out with green onions, 4 cloves of garlic, fresh ginger, 2 zucchini and leftover steamed broccoli from dinner last night. Cooked till the zucchini was really tender -- about 45 min then I added in 4 HUGE handfuls of power greens (chard, kale, spinach) and let them wilt down.OH and I cooked it in bone broth that I am still simmering-- just ladled out what I needed for the soup and put the lid back on the bone broth! Poured it in batches into my food processor and blended away! Chopped up a hard boiled egg and mixed it into my mugs of soup and had a meat patty and raw bell pepper along side. Yum!
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    KathyV reacted to cinagain in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Some of you make some seriously good looking meals!  I wished I enjoyed cooking more...I think I would enjoy ALL of your meals, but I just don't want to take the time to fix them.
     
    For me, M1 today (yes, at 3:30pm, but I worked patrol last night, got in at 6am, slept until 1) was baked salmon topped with a sauce of homemade mayo mixed with fresh salsa, and a heaping side of Wildbrine's Red Beet and Cabbage sauerkraut.  I'm in LOVE with that sauerkraut...could eat the whole jar with a spoon.
     
    I'm not currently "doing" a W30, but I'm moving more and more to that type of eating as a lifestyle.  It's cool how it "creeps" into your thinking and becomes easier and easier.
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    KathyV reacted to Loulabelle in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    He is, he cooks for me all the time and makes sure it follows protocol. He even eats this way to support me. 
     
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    KathyV reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    ^^ That looks amazing!!

    I'm training this morning so just had a preWO of some roasted shredded chicken and a few mouthfuls of guac - nothing worth taking a photo of...!!

     
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    KathyV reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I'm not sure if this is breakfast, or more of a brunch, since I slept later than usual, but this is what I had for my first meal today:
     

     
    Elvis burger (hamburger patty topped with almond butter, banana, and bacon), collard greens, and sweet potatoes (yes, they were slightly burnt. One of these days I'll learn to set a timer). 
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    KathyV reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning:
     
    Diced greek chicken thighs (made with this seasoning and grilled on the bbq last night)
    Diced precooked sweet potato, snow peas, orange pepper & a bunch of baby kale
    Dollop of mayo
     
     

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    KathyV reacted to fmr_sailor in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    My breakfast. Chicken breast, Brussels sprouts with balsamic and sweet potato. Light on fat as this was a post-WO meal.
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    KathyV reacted to Hannlib in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning I've got leftover chicken meatballs, green beans, spinach and pesto (meatballs and pesto recipes from the new w30 book).
    I did have a couple of fried eggs with mine, because I really like eggs, but it would have been just as delicious without.
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    KathyV reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning was hamburger patties, the last of some tricolore salad I made for the week (thank goodness -- it's good, but getting soggy and I'm tired of it. Next time, I'll only make a half batch), tostones, jicama, tahini dressing, and berry-lemon-ginger kombucha.
     

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    KathyV reacted to JenX in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning's Meal 1, shredded yam and zucchini, leftover chicken, lightly curried with a touch of coconut milk. Who needs eggs??

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    KathyV reacted to missmary in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).
     

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    KathyV reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning I made compliant breakfast sausage and tossed in frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and spinach. I topped that with Lizard Sauce. When I don't have Lizard Sauce I stir in homemade mayo instead. Since it takes 5 minutes to make, I always have some! Add coffee & coconut milk, yum!
     
    Yesterday I had ground beef, onions, green salsa and avocado with some chopped cilantro from my garden. Heaven! I do usually top my meat and veggies with an egg or two, but it's just as delicious when I am out of eggs.
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    KathyV reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Oh, fun!  
     
    As it is currently Eight Billion Degrees here today, I thought I'd start off this morning with a salad.  And yes, I ate it out of a huge tupperware because as we always say, your salad needs to be huge and all my large bowls were busy.  Contained potatoes, olives, pickles, peppers, tomatoes, greens, cucumbers, a hunk of meatloaf and this dressing.
     
     

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    KathyV reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    One of the most common questions here on the forum is, what can I eat for breakfast? Maybe it's someone used to eating pancakes or pop tarts or just coffee or nothing at all, or maybe it's someone who's been eating eggs and is tired of them or wants to try the AIP protocol that doesn't allow eggs, but most people at some point during a Whole30 wonder about this. I thought maybe we could have a thread about unusual but tasty breakfast options that we could direct people to when they ask.
     
    So, if you eat the kind of breakfast that makes your non-W30 friends think you're weird, things that aren't your standard eggs and bacon or sausage combos, tell us about them here. If you want to show pictures, go for it.
     
    (Posts showing or describing obviously non-Whole30 foods like paleo pancakes, fauxtmeal, or coconut yogurt-fruit-nut creations will be deleted without warning. Please stick to meals that meet the meal template.)
     
    I'll get us started here -- this morning, I had leftover braised round steak, belly dance beet salad, and crisp sweet collards with pecans and raisins.
     
     

     
    So what did you have for your Meal1 this morning?
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    KathyV reacted to locopollo in Liquid Smoke?   
    Whew.  Because I want to use this in Kahlua Pulled Pork. 
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    KathyV reacted to GLC1968 in Chipotle?   
    Chipotle is my savior. I travel a lot and even in places where there are no Whole Foods or other 'health' markets within 50 miles, they have Chipotle. Honestly, once I had a carnitas salad for lunch and dinner...two days in a row! Eek!
    I like the idea of extra lettuce on top because when you get it to go, some of that precious quac always sticks to the lid and we can't have that!
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    KathyV reacted to Juice06870 in Kombucha   
    I think it might be able to be summed up in accordance with one of the main points in the book - food will either make you healthier or it will make you unhealthier.
     
    In the case of Kombucha, you are getting the benefit of the antioxidants, probiotics and vitamins.  Thus it makes you healthier.  
     
    On the other hand, there are no such health benefits from a beer, a shot or a glass of wine, which is why they are restricted.
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    KathyV reacted to Tom Denham in Raw Milk/Cheese   
    The Paleo approach to eating is based upon assumptions about historical behavior. Some people assume ancient peoples ate raw dairy and some think they didn't. However, the Whole30 is not based upon Paleo concepts of what ancient peoples ate. It is based upon modern science and experimentation. Jent103 and Nico are right in confirming that only ghee and clarified butter is acceptable during a Whole30. I just wanted to explain why you should not expect the Whole30 to be consistent with everything you hear about Paleo eating.
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    KathyV reacted to Erin_818 in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Hi, I've been a hairdresser for 18 years so I just wanted to weigh in on a few things. One, I 150% believe that diet dictates our hair more than anything else, and that a paleo diet full of good fats and proteins is the best way to boost our hair health. Two, you were smart to add in some starchy carbs because without energy only necessary functions take place; hair growth is not on top of the list. And three, much like other animals and even plants, we shed in phases. So if this should happen again, know that you are doing everything right and are just in a shedding cycle. Good luck!
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    KathyV reacted to grapefruitlove in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Hi Ladies!
     
    I've come across some potentially helpful information for hair loss...but first some context.
     
    Three years ago (when I was 25 years old) I discovered a bald spot the size of an oreo cookie (i know, bad point of reference) hidden underneath my otherwise full head of hair. I had lost thousands and thousands and thousands of strands in probably about 2 weeks without even noticing. This was the first time I had ever heard about alopecia and I was scared. I chose not to use prescribed steroids and looked for natural fixes. It took me a whole year to make the connection to gluten (meanwhile my hair was slowly growing back). So a year later I went gluten free. My hair was still falling out a lot in the shower. Every time I washed it I would be near tears at the hundreds of strands because of the potential of what could happen again (sometimes I literally counted ~300 strands). My dermatologist assured me it was a normal amount of hair (you see, it looked like I had a lot of hair but he didn't understand that I was working from a different reference point than him...it was definitely less).
     
    Anyway, about a year and a half later after I had first decided to go gluten free, something magical happened. My hair stopped falling out. It just stopped. I'm talking like 5-10 strands when I washed my hair! I was ecstatic and relieved to say the least.
     
    Fast forward to now, today is day 22 of my first whole30. Last week, I noticed quite a bit more hair falling out when I washed it (~100 strands). I got very worried again and it brought all the old feelings back. But, I came onto this forum and decided the solution was to have more starchy carbs (sweet potato, cassava, butternut squash)- I was having zero. I added some to my dinners for a few days and I am happy to report that today I washed my hair and it is back to normal (5-10 strands).
     
    I wanted to share my experience in case anyone is going through something similar. I know how devastating hair loss can be from first hand experience and it took me a long time to learn the right diet for me (and I am obviously still learning! This is my first experience with whole30 and even paleo for other issues of mine but I will save those for another day ).
     
    Ciao for now.
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    KathyV reacted to missmary in Renal issues, hypertension, clotting   
    I'm so sorry to hear you are going through serious health issues right now, but I don't really understand what you are asking from us. Eating whole foods does not cause blod clots, and it can't simply reverse serious health issues or resolve side effects from medication.
     
    I do believe eating this way is the very best I can do for my body in terms of nutrition. If I were in your situation, I would continue to eat this way but also work with my Dr. to understand these health issues and medications and see if there are treatment options that should be considered.
     
    I wish you the best in your recovery.