IanB

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    IanB got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    missmary has given an excellent explanation of the science behind teaching the body to burn fat. Anyone wanting to go deeper on this or get more ideas on putting it into practice might want to check out The Paleo Athlete, an excellent book from the good folks at stupidEasyPaleo
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    IanB got a reaction from whyte68 in can't handle the unsweetened coffee! Help   
    I have a few thoughts on this
     
    1) I think you'd be much better off detoxing from coffee at the same time as everything else. That's what I'm doing. I'm a 2, 3 or 4 cups in the morning kinda guy, and I drink it unsweetened and black so entirely 'legal' by Whole30 terms. But I feel the kick and also the withdraw symptoms, so as far as I'm concerned it has to go, for the next month at least.
     
    2) And so... I find that a pint of water followed by a powerful green smoothie (at least a pint of that, often 2!) wakes me up just as well as coffee ever did and also means I don't need to 'eat' breakfast.
     
    3) But if you must have coffee, as Kristen48 said - go Bulletproof - guess you'd want to go with ghee and/or coconut oil. I like it with plenty of grassfed butter, but then I like almost anything with plenty of butter! Also, try adding cinnamon if you don't like the coconut taste? 
     
    Cheers
    IanB
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    IanB got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Breakfast, do I need it?   
    Definitely recommended. I too am a 'give me nothing but coffee' person most mornings, and I seem to have reverted to that a couple of months post-whole30. While I was on my whole30, however, I made the effort to eat first thing and found that it worked really well for me - I was much quicker to wake up and feel awesome than I ever am running on coffee! There may be a lesson for me here...!
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    IanB got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Breakfast, do I need it?   
    Definitely recommended. I too am a 'give me nothing but coffee' person most mornings, and I seem to have reverted to that a couple of months post-whole30. While I was on my whole30, however, I made the effort to eat first thing and found that it worked really well for me - I was much quicker to wake up and feel awesome than I ever am running on coffee! There may be a lesson for me here...!
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    IanB got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Breakfast, do I need it?   
    Definitely recommended. I too am a 'give me nothing but coffee' person most mornings, and I seem to have reverted to that a couple of months post-whole30. While I was on my whole30, however, I made the effort to eat first thing and found that it worked really well for me - I was much quicker to wake up and feel awesome than I ever am running on coffee! There may be a lesson for me here...!
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    IanB got a reaction from praxisproject in Coffee anyone?   
    I've found my tastes have changed quite dramatically in the last three weeks. Things like veggies, and even scrambled eggs, have started tasting really sweet. The coffee I used to drink now tastes really bitter - think I may need a lighter roast than I used to. I generally drink my coffee black and unsweetened,so I'm pretty sensitive to the quality of it, but it definitely tastes different now!
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    IanB got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    missmary has given an excellent explanation of the science behind teaching the body to burn fat. Anyone wanting to go deeper on this or get more ideas on putting it into practice might want to check out The Paleo Athlete, an excellent book from the good folks at stupidEasyPaleo
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    IanB got a reaction from Physibeth in CRAVINGS!!!   
    Know that it gets better - it really does! I can't believe that I'm just not bothered about cheese any more - I was SO angry that I couldn't have it in that first week! It took a while for the dairy cravings to subside, but they did, they all did. 
     
    And it's probably best you don't tell yourself 'never' - just that you'll not have this for 30 days, and after that you'll see. I was convinced I'd be drinking beer and eating cheese the second the 30 days was up. That thought kept me going at times. But now the 30 days is up, and I'm not. No alcohol, no cigarettes, no chocolate - I've been 'free' for 4 days now and I'm just not bothered about that stuff - it's SO worth it! I did try milk and cheese but I'm not sure that I like it any more, or that it likes me - never thought that would happen.
     
    So hang in there - it gets better, and it's worth it, honest!
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    IanB got a reaction from Physibeth in CRAVINGS!!!   
    Know that it gets better - it really does! I can't believe that I'm just not bothered about cheese any more - I was SO angry that I couldn't have it in that first week! It took a while for the dairy cravings to subside, but they did, they all did. 
     
    And it's probably best you don't tell yourself 'never' - just that you'll not have this for 30 days, and after that you'll see. I was convinced I'd be drinking beer and eating cheese the second the 30 days was up. That thought kept me going at times. But now the 30 days is up, and I'm not. No alcohol, no cigarettes, no chocolate - I've been 'free' for 4 days now and I'm just not bothered about that stuff - it's SO worth it! I did try milk and cheese but I'm not sure that I like it any more, or that it likes me - never thought that would happen.
     
    So hang in there - it gets better, and it's worth it, honest!
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    IanB got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in What Am I Doing Wrong?   
    I'd echo what Tom says here. I'd expect you to get a greater benefit by exercising less - 3 times a week max for the crossfit. And change that post workout meal - get the protein in fast.
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    IanB got a reaction from Physibeth in CRAVINGS!!!   
    Know that it gets better - it really does! I can't believe that I'm just not bothered about cheese any more - I was SO angry that I couldn't have it in that first week! It took a while for the dairy cravings to subside, but they did, they all did. 
     
    And it's probably best you don't tell yourself 'never' - just that you'll not have this for 30 days, and after that you'll see. I was convinced I'd be drinking beer and eating cheese the second the 30 days was up. That thought kept me going at times. But now the 30 days is up, and I'm not. No alcohol, no cigarettes, no chocolate - I've been 'free' for 4 days now and I'm just not bothered about that stuff - it's SO worth it! I did try milk and cheese but I'm not sure that I like it any more, or that it likes me - never thought that would happen.
     
    So hang in there - it gets better, and it's worth it, honest!
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    IanB got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in What Am I Doing Wrong?   
    I'd echo what Tom says here. I'd expect you to get a greater benefit by exercising less - 3 times a week max for the crossfit. And change that post workout meal - get the protein in fast.
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    IanB got a reaction from Physibeth in Mayo WIN!!!   
    Yay!! My partner, Cara, made her first mayo the other day - she was most impressed, and so was I, tastes so good! The first one she did in the blender, the second one with a stick blender, both worked fine. Well worth doing. We were just discussing it tonight and saying that homemade mayo is one of the things we'll probably keep doing after the 30 days because it's just so good.
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    IanB got a reaction from ArcheoGator in Turning "pork belly" into "bacon"   
    Yep ,needs to be cured to be tasting anything like bacon. I did make my own a few times when I had pigs - takes a bit of work and also some takes practice to get the saltiness right. Also I've not seen a recipe that doesn't involve some kind of sugar, but I guess just salt might work, especially if you smoke it - never smoked mine, though I love smoked bacon, the superior quality of the home bred meat was enough!
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    IanB got a reaction from ktsimons in tikka masala   
    Yes, the coconut milk works really well - many uses. I blogged about Tikka Masala here, among other sauces - I've also used a mix of coconut milk and homemade mayonnaise to make a kind of raita!
     
    Don't deprive yourself of curry!
    Enjoy
    IanB
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    IanB got a reaction from whyte68 in can't handle the unsweetened coffee! Help   
    I have a few thoughts on this
     
    1) I think you'd be much better off detoxing from coffee at the same time as everything else. That's what I'm doing. I'm a 2, 3 or 4 cups in the morning kinda guy, and I drink it unsweetened and black so entirely 'legal' by Whole30 terms. But I feel the kick and also the withdraw symptoms, so as far as I'm concerned it has to go, for the next month at least.
     
    2) And so... I find that a pint of water followed by a powerful green smoothie (at least a pint of that, often 2!) wakes me up just as well as coffee ever did and also means I don't need to 'eat' breakfast.
     
    3) But if you must have coffee, as Kristen48 said - go Bulletproof - guess you'd want to go with ghee and/or coconut oil. I like it with plenty of grassfed butter, but then I like almost anything with plenty of butter! Also, try adding cinnamon if you don't like the coconut taste? 
     
    Cheers
    IanB