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  1. SpinSpin

    Question for Type 2 Diabetics

    ^^ is exactly what has happened with me with doing the Whole 30 and why I stay pretty close to eating this way. I have dropped my long acting insulin from 100 units a day to 40 units a day, and my fast acting from 15-30 a meal, down to between 15 and 20 units a day, on a sliding scale. My ultimate goal (not sure if I will actually be able to do it or not) would be to give my insulin back to my dr and say thanks but no thanks. Getting pretty close though!
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    Question for Type 2 Diabetics

    Hi! I am a type1 and I have had the same wonderful results. I would experiment with bumping up your fats to keep you satisfied until your next meal. I keep to 1 or less servings of fruit a day -- typically berries or other in season fruits, nothing tropical. I would also look at bumping up your protein too and possibly try roasted veggies, as they will give you a more 'full' feeling than say eating just a salad. One of the reasons why I mentioned that I keep my fruit servings to 1 or less a day is that many people have reported hunger later in the day if they have fruit with M1. Play around with your amounts until you reach a point where you are able to go 4-5 hours without being hungry.
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    Insomnia - ketosis?

    Not sure if you are not eating sweet potatoes because of a dislike, but sweet potatoes are not nightshades -- they are part of the morning glory family. So if you are avoiding them, thinking they are part of the nightshade family, you are ok to have them. **went back and re read that you are avoiding sweet potatoes, butternut squash and pumpkin-- please ignore my comment if it doesn't apply**
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    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    Leftover pork chops. cut into bite size pieces along with scrambled eggs and zucchini and celery dipped into homemade vinaigrette. I had a whole zucchini and most of a bunch of celery for my veggies.
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    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    Garbage breakfast today! It's payday and we will be going shopping after hubby gets home-- so it was clean out the fridge day for breakfast! 1 LARGE yellow onion, sliced up, an orange bell pepper, sliced up and sauteed with the onion in avocado oil, a meat patty and 4 HUGE handfuls of spinach -- the last of a bin of spinach -- that cooked down to maybe 1/2 a cup or so and a pickle. I also topped my burger with a scoop of ghee.
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    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    It came out really fantastic Ladyshanny! I am thinking about putting curry in my next batch! Couse I do have some cauliflower that needs to be used up -- maybe I will do that one tomorrow!!
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    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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    Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30

    I am 5'1 (on a good day) and I can hold up to 4 eggs in my hand, and my husband who is 5'6 can hold up to 5 in his hand. maybe try again? If you don't want to eat eggs everyday for breakfast, that is understandable, but do have more protein than the 1 egg in your coffee. It is important to follow the template guidelines to get the full benefit of doing the Whole30. If you choose not to follow the guidelines, then you are not doing a Whole30, you are doing something else.
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    The crazy things people say

    LOL Biba--we tried cereal with our little guy when he was that age, and all he did was push it right back out (we even did delayed feeding) and so we said okie dokie, and off to avocado and zucchini for him and never looked back. He doesn't even KNOW what cold cereal is! or hot for that matter--he has never had it and we have never had an issue with him not having enough iron. Stick to your guns mama!
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    I like spinach and mushrooms in my scrambled eggs, and I typically use frozen, chopped spinach that I toss in the pan either frozen or, if I happen to think about it the night before, put some in a dish in the fridge. Lots of times, I don't even slice my mushrooms anymore, I just pop the stem out, break in half, and then break the cap into rough chunks. Add fat of choice (usually ghee with eggs) saute my veg until nearly done, toss in my eggs, scramble, scramble, scramble, and slide onto plate. Most times, I serve with a side of tomatoes or maybe left over roasted sweet potatoes, and some avocado or olives. Yum! I have a very active 3 year old, so I totally understand not having time to get things together!
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    Trader Joe's Coconut Cream

    I buy the nutiva coconut oil at costco and it lasts us about 6 weeks or so. I make my own ghee--MUCH cheaper!
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    Couple of items: pickles, V8

    I have found Bubbies at Raley's Markets, so if anyone is near a Raley's, Bel Air or Nob Hill market I would take a peek in the refrigerated sections of the market! I don't care to drink V8 as a beverage anymore due to the sodium, but I DO add it to soups that I make as part of the liquid.
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    Claussen Kosher Dill Pickles

    Calcium chloride is a salt, so you are good to go with bubbies.
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    Your favorite tea

    i just came across numi tea this past weekend. my regular grocery store was having a close out of their holiday items and i picked up a box of numi holiday herbal chai. sooooo good!! I wish i had picked up more, because it was 50% off and i am sure it will be gone by my next visit. i have looked at some of their other teas on amazon and i think i will be picking up some more! oh! And i did add coconut milk to the chai and it was lovely!