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    SpinSpin got a reaction from Kaleidoscope in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to ladyshanny in EDITING POSTS   
    Effective Thursday, August 27, 2015, members can no longer edit their own posts indefinitely.  Unfortunately the constant editing in the threads was causing issues within the forum, necessitating the change.  
    Members will now be allowed to edit their own post for 15 minutes after publishing (for fixing typos or adding a quick afterthought).  Beyond that initial 15 minutes, the post will be considered closed and can only be edited by an administrator or moderator.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and for helping the forum to run as smoothly as possible.  
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    SpinSpin reacted to kirkor in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Not always.
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    SpinSpin reacted to texasbred in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you are down on your hands and knees pulling 500 cans of tuna fish off the grocery store shelf looking for one dang can that doesn't have soy!
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from ladyshanny in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Work with your doctor.  TMI?   Not for me.  I live for the small details.   
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    SpinSpin reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I no longer have to take any  medication.  It took many, many months of being  consistent.  I'm happy for you, too.    
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    SpinSpin reacted to CeeCeeMcGee in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    This was certainly informative.  Thank you so much!  I was under the impression that when your body shifts from burning sugar to fat for energy, that the process itself was ketosis.  Shows you how much I know...   
     
    Beginning this journey is the best thing that I've done for myself.  I knew that it would be tough as I am also dealing with some stressful situations on top of trying to eat properly, but I had to commit.  I did speak to my doctor, and he actually suggested that I come off of some of my medications before beginning the Whole 30.  So I've solely been testing after each meal, taking a long acting insulin and Januvia.  I've already been able to cut out two medications completely since my sugars have been within normal with my meal choices. I have only had night spikes. To say that I am psyched doesn't even begin to explain it.
     
    I had set up an August 1st start date, and then 5 days prior found out that my dog has lymphoma and that I would be needing to bring her to Raleigh for treatments every week.  That would leave me having to drive up there and then stay there all day, then drive home.  I didn't think I'd be able to handle the stress as well as follow my meal plans, but my husband was really supportive.  My dear husband that up until August 1st barely would eat a vegetable with his meals.  I am so proud of him and the changes that he is making himself!   Not only have I felt like following the Whole 30 has helped me deal with my stress and give me something else to think about, but the foods that I was eating previously did nothing to make me feel better about myself.   Foods that I have been shoveling into my mouth with abandon since my daughter passed away 20 years ago at the age of 16 months old.  I know that it sounds silly since I am only on day 11, but since starting I feel like I am doing something good for myself for the first time in such a long time.  I've been living in a fog of depression and self loathing that was fueled on by comfort foods, and I feel as though that fog is finally being lifted.
     
    I apologize if that was all TMI.  I have been so stinkin' emotional since I began, and not in a bad way.  
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from ladyshanny in 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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    SpinSpin got a reaction from ladyshanny in 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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    SpinSpin got a reaction from ladyshanny in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    http://whole9life.com/2013/09/talk-to-your-doc-part-1/
     
     
    Talk to your Doc: Prescription Medications and the Whole30®
     
    Insulin
    "Note: This section was titled, “The Number One Medication You Must Absolutely Discuss With Your Doctor Prior to Your Whole30,” but that was kind of long.
    First, do not get discouraged from trying a Whole30 because you take insulin or diabetes medications.  The potential benefits far exceed the hassle of having a discussion with your healthcare provider and adjusting medication. That having been said…
     
    If you take insulin, it is essential to talk with your doctor before doing the Whole30.
    Although not specifically meant to be low-carb, a strict Whole30 eating plan tends to be lower in carbohydrates than the standard American diet (SAD), and lower than what most people are eating on an otherwise unrestricted diet.  If you’re on insulin and radically decrease the amount of carbohydrates you’re eating without adjusting your insulin dose, your blood sugar will go low. If blood sugar dips too low without intervention, you may lose consciousness or die.
    There are a few strategies that can be used if you’re taking insulin and want to do a Whole30. The best one depends on the individual. First, long-acting insulin could be discontinued and replaced with shorter-acting insulin administered based on blood sugar levels—what’s commonly known as a “sliding scale.”  This is one of the safer approaches that will still provide blood sugar control.
     
    Another tactic might be to stop insulin altogether. This option will work well for someone who does not need very high doses of insulin. Yes, blood sugars may run high over the course of the 30 days, but one advantage with this approach is knowing exactly where blood sugar levels will be with the Whole30 diet alone. It’s possible that by controlling diet, insulin may no longer be necessary.  Using and adjusting any oral medication for diabetes in conjunction with this strategy can be used to help keep blood sugar in check as well.  Weekly follow ups can fine-tune things to ensure blood sugars are staying within a reasonable range.
     
    Many other variations could be devised based on the concepts above, but as they say, don’t try this at home. Always consult a medical professional.
     
    Oral medications that directly lower blood sugar also need to be taken into consideration. These medications include the sulfonylurea class of medicines, the most popular of which are glipizide and glyburide/glibenclamide.  (This may vary by geographical region.)  While not as potentially dangerous as insulin unless taken improperly, decreasing carbohydrate intake while on these medications could drive one’s blood sugar precipitously low."
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I get by with one serving of berries, too  for T2.   I've used all of the compliant fats and a protein for any craving. Once you move from sugar burner to fat burner, those cravings for sugars will be silenced.  It may take you longer than 30 days.   More Fats.  STAT. 
     
    http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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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    SpinSpin got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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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    SpinSpin got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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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    SpinSpin got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Brisket, slow cooked in a little lard (from when I sealed it in the pan), cloves, & garam masala, served with a full bag of spinach & a quarter onion (which reduced down to about 2 cups when sauteed), a beef tomato and a handful of olives.
     
    The brisket had cooked over night with some shin in my crock-pot and was so tender.
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from Oldehiker in 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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    SpinSpin reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Salad for breakfast this morning. Grilled chicken thighs, spring mix greens, celery, cucumber, jicama, tomatoes, chopped bacon, fried ginger, roasted garlic mayo, and pineapple-raspberry kombucha.
     
     

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    SpinSpin reacted to kruddock in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Leftover beef chili made with lots of veggies on 1/2 baked potato plus 1/2 avocado & 1 peach.
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    SpinSpin got a reaction from Oldehiker in 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.