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    anzadel got a reaction from ejulian in Talk to me about whole30 + cycling   
    lots of ex cyclists here it looks like?  I did both tris and bike racing-road and track 
     
    Another suggestion for Paleo for Athletes, it's a good read.  That is actually how I found the paleo diet. 
     
    I wasn't 100% paleo but I hated hated hated gels, blocks and sports drink. I could not handle the sticky sweetness of it.  Gatorade made me vomit and I thought to myself how on EARTH can anything with this much sugar be healthy? Why bother with  all this exercise and then eat pure sugar?  After a 3 day stage race I decided extreme endurance sports weren't healthy (for me) at all!! Sometimes I do miss the velodrome. Now I just ride my mtb around town and on the fire roads like a fred  
     
    As to food I did a lot of larabars and sweet potatos. I actually make my own larabars--  they are expensive and I can control the portions exactly.  Google larabar recipe. There's TONS out there, find one you like.. I  do them in bite size balls and roll them in coconut. I also did a lot of sweet potatos and bananas.  A lot. Whip a sweet potato out of your pocket on a group  ride and the people around you eating gels will be jealous!
     
    Hey, dave zabriske went paleo! He used to be VEGAN. If he can do it, anyone can!! 
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    anzadel got a reaction from MmeBD in The crazy things people say   
    I would have said. Awesome! Sounda great. Then dump in the trash on the way home.
    I try to engage as little as possible with people in regards to food. Ugh. So frustrating.
    At lunch I make a huge salad almost everyday for work. Even long before w30, and every day someone says to me 'wow that's so much food you're going to be at all that?'
    All that being three cups of veggies and some meat. Probably a third of the caloriesn in their burger etc
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    anzadel got a reaction from ejulian in Talk to me about whole30 + cycling   
    lots of ex cyclists here it looks like?  I did both tris and bike racing-road and track 
     
    Another suggestion for Paleo for Athletes, it's a good read.  That is actually how I found the paleo diet. 
     
    I wasn't 100% paleo but I hated hated hated gels, blocks and sports drink. I could not handle the sticky sweetness of it.  Gatorade made me vomit and I thought to myself how on EARTH can anything with this much sugar be healthy? Why bother with  all this exercise and then eat pure sugar?  After a 3 day stage race I decided extreme endurance sports weren't healthy (for me) at all!! Sometimes I do miss the velodrome. Now I just ride my mtb around town and on the fire roads like a fred  
     
    As to food I did a lot of larabars and sweet potatos. I actually make my own larabars--  they are expensive and I can control the portions exactly.  Google larabar recipe. There's TONS out there, find one you like.. I  do them in bite size balls and roll them in coconut. I also did a lot of sweet potatos and bananas.  A lot. Whip a sweet potato out of your pocket on a group  ride and the people around you eating gels will be jealous!
     
    Hey, dave zabriske went paleo! He used to be VEGAN. If he can do it, anyone can!! 
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    anzadel got a reaction from MmeBD in The crazy things people say   
    I would have said. Awesome! Sounda great. Then dump in the trash on the way home.
    I try to engage as little as possible with people in regards to food. Ugh. So frustrating.
    At lunch I make a huge salad almost everyday for work. Even long before w30, and every day someone says to me 'wow that's so much food you're going to be at all that?'
    All that being three cups of veggies and some meat. Probably a third of the caloriesn in their burger etc
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    anzadel got a reaction from Midlyfechrysalis in What do I do if I fell off the wagon twice? Am I just not ready?   
    Starting the program the next day after reading about it is HARD!!! It's a lot of rules and a complete change to what you've (probably) been told "healthy eating" is your whole life.   Not to mention a TON of shopping and cooking. 
     
    Before W30 I was already cooking just about all of the food I eat. Cooking is my hobby, I have a very well equipped  kitchen and I have never been a fan of processed/pre made things. Even with all that going for me I still found it to be HUGE time investment to prepare food.  I spent  an entire  week pouring over the rules, reading  recipes  and sourcing replacements for my pantry staples. (i.e. coconut aminos) And I still eased into it.  As I was eating lots of small meals, and not always according to the meal template as I'd run out of protein or veg or something....I got the hang of it by about day 13 and was able to stick to 3 meals according to the templet. 
     
    It's a massive undertaking for sure! Giving yourself only 1 day to prepare--I can't even imagine how hard it would be!!! Why not take a week or so and try to stick as close to paleo as you can. And spend that week really getting comfortable with the rules and make up a meal plan/strategy for the week. 
     
    That way when the chocolate covered popcorn is sitting in front of you, you know what to do. 
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    anzadel got a reaction from Midlyfechrysalis in What do I do if I fell off the wagon twice? Am I just not ready?   
    Starting the program the next day after reading about it is HARD!!! It's a lot of rules and a complete change to what you've (probably) been told "healthy eating" is your whole life.   Not to mention a TON of shopping and cooking. 
     
    Before W30 I was already cooking just about all of the food I eat. Cooking is my hobby, I have a very well equipped  kitchen and I have never been a fan of processed/pre made things. Even with all that going for me I still found it to be HUGE time investment to prepare food.  I spent  an entire  week pouring over the rules, reading  recipes  and sourcing replacements for my pantry staples. (i.e. coconut aminos) And I still eased into it.  As I was eating lots of small meals, and not always according to the meal template as I'd run out of protein or veg or something....I got the hang of it by about day 13 and was able to stick to 3 meals according to the templet. 
     
    It's a massive undertaking for sure! Giving yourself only 1 day to prepare--I can't even imagine how hard it would be!!! Why not take a week or so and try to stick as close to paleo as you can. And spend that week really getting comfortable with the rules and make up a meal plan/strategy for the week. 
     
    That way when the chocolate covered popcorn is sitting in front of you, you know what to do. 
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    anzadel got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Who's made what from Well Fed 2!   
    Glad to hear so much positive praise for the sardines....I bought some of the Wild Planet ones at Costco just so I could make them...
     
    Im off work tomorrow so Im going to cook them just for myself in case it stinks up the house. 
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    anzadel got a reaction from 52Ponds in Any other hunters and fishermen/fisherwomen/fishers?   
    Love reading about the hunting stories!!!
     
    My whole family are fishermen. Me, my husband, kid, my dad, my bother, his sons etc....My dad is retired and almost lives on a boat and I have the freezer full of fish to prove it. Love you dad!!
     
     
    My brother has recently started hunting again now that his kids are older. He just got a wild boar last week, 50 pounds of pork coming his way. I think we're going to have a big family feast coming up!! 
     
    I don't like guns, Im too accident prone and clumsy. But I would love to hook up with some hunters for meat. I want to lear charcuterie and advanced fermentation (Salami anyone?!)  techniques as a means to barter
     
    We have deer where I am at, at the edge of the city. I need to look at hunting regulations. I dream of they the day I have the time and land to have animals.  We just have a bunch of fruit trees.
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    anzadel got a reaction from JohannaE in homemade balsamic vinaigrette with dates in it?   
    5 dates has about 80 grams of sugar.  
     
    Im a little baffled by concern over trace amounts of alcohol in mustard but no concern what so ever about a recipe that has EIGHTY grams of sugar. 
     
    I understand 'rules are rules' but..... it sort of seems to be missing the forrest for the trees here. 
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    anzadel got a reaction from 1Maryann in unadulterated light mayo?   
    With some reports showing as much as 70% of olive oil is not what it says it is, I am not interested in taking chances. 
     
    Because, no it's not canola oil..and if people are unscrupulous enough to fake oil they will probably use anything with little regard to the heath and safety of the final users...ew. No thanks. It's only being reported as evoo because that's all thats been studied.  If I am going to go thru the pains of a W30 to avoid all sorts of sugars and preservatives I want to make sure  my effort is not in vain and I'm not consuming industrial seed oils or the biggie for me...SOY. 
     
    Need we look to all the scandals of chinese goods being contaiminated with who knows what? The whole spirit of doing this is to be aware of what we are eating....and to me, this is a pretty big issue to be concerned with
     
    http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=9819
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    anzadel reacted to **Ann** in Favorite new foods since starting Whole30?   
    Pre- Paloe and Whole 30, I used to make a sweet potato casserole that used coconut--its an excellent combination.  Sweet potatoes and coconut were made for each other. lol
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    anzadel got a reaction from ktsimons in Breakfast suggestions, please   
    oh for the egg muffins? I have three words. SILICONE MUFFIN CUPS!
     
     
     
    I tossed my muffin pan and haven ever looked back. Worth every penny.  Not my favorite breakfast item because I do not love eggs, however I always have some on hand.   Usually in the freezer. I will put them in my purse still frozen when I know I am going to be out all day.  I use nomnompaleo recipe but skip the procuitto. Not wasting the good stuff on egg muffins!! Rather have that with melon!
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    anzadel got a reaction from ktsimons in Breakfast suggestions, please   
    oh for the egg muffins? I have three words. SILICONE MUFFIN CUPS!
     
     
     
    I tossed my muffin pan and haven ever looked back. Worth every penny.  Not my favorite breakfast item because I do not love eggs, however I always have some on hand.   Usually in the freezer. I will put them in my purse still frozen when I know I am going to be out all day.  I use nomnompaleo recipe but skip the procuitto. Not wasting the good stuff on egg muffins!! Rather have that with melon!
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    anzadel reacted to **Ann** in Hubby hates sweet potatoes!   
    For me, sweet potatoes were an acquired taste when I started Paleo a year ago. I never really liked them before, but I tried to find ways to eat them that would be good.  I had to learn that sweet potatoes do not work as a "white" potato replacement for me.  the sweetness factor makes it difficult for me to consume them as a savory dish, in the same manner that I could with white potatoes.  In my transition, I decided to eat them in a way that made their sweetness an asset and that's how I learned to like them.  To this day, I still can't eat them in a hash or anything breakfast related that would have been a salty or savory dish.  It just doesn't go.  But, I can certainly eat sweet potatoes with cinnamon, ghee, nuts and/or coconut flakes (or any combo) and be ok with it b/c those flavors make sense to my palate.  Maybe instead of using the sweet potato as a way to substitute a way he would have eaten white potatoes, find ways that really showcase the sweet potato in is sweet flavor.
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    anzadel reacted to praxisproject in unadulterated light mayo?   
    If you're worried about fake oils, look for producers who win awards from olive grower associations.
     
    Locally I get Cobram Olive Oil which comes in lots of kinds, from Organic to Extra Virgin, Light, etc. Multiple award winners from respected associations.
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    anzadel reacted to Vian in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've been having very good luck with my kombucha lately. I switched from fruit juice, to using straight up concentrate. I use 100% juice concentrate and my favorite flavors are berry or apple/berry mixtures (apple cherry, apple raspberry, grape, blueberry pomegranate). I make a total of 120 ounces of kombucha a week (3x 32 oz. bottles and 1x24oz bottle) I measure out 1/4 c. juice concentrate for the 24 oz. bottle, then divide the remaining concentrate (from a 12oz. can of frozen concentrate) evenly among the 3 larger bottles. I do CB still in a 1.8 gallon beverage dispenser, but I treat it more like a batch brew (I pull off all my booch at once). I boil a gallon of tap water, then add 1 cup organic sugar and dissolve it, then let it cool for about 30-40 minutes, then add 4 white tea bags and 4 green tea bags and steep them until I remember to take them out (usually an hour or so). Then I let the fresh tea cool to room temp. I pull off my booch from the CB container with my big 4 cup measuring cup and fill my bottles that already have the juice concentrate in them, close them up and turn them back and forth to make sure the juice mixes evenly and set them aside in a warm spot in the kitchen. I do my second ferment for 3 days.
     
    For the Cb container, I use my 4 cup measuring cup to pour the fresh tea into the container, but I use a plastic chopstick to wick the tea over to the side of the container and underneath my scoby. My container is hexagonal, so my scoby ends up shaped like a stop sign. I use the chop stick to push one corner down and then the tea follows the chopstick down into the container and ends up under the scoby, so that the scoby can stay floating on top. Currently I have 3 1/4" thick scobies (two are from times I wasn't able to keep them floating, so they sunk and a new one formed). Because it's winter and a bit colder, I keep my whole setup sitting on top of my hot water heater. I have a half-sized water heater that is in my kitchen and is inside a housing that makes up part of my kitchen counter. The top gets slightly warm to the touch from the 120+ degree water being held inside it, so my booch ferments pretty quickly.
     
    I was doing things almost the same, only I was using fresh fruit juice (blending fresh fruit and straining it) and my booch was ending up very, very acidic (burned my throat) and alcoholic (I can tell immediately if I've had alcohol). I let it sit for about 3 months just ignoring it, and when I finally got in there and cleaned it all up and got things going again, my booch has been tangy and pleasantly tart, but very drinkable and no more throat burning, as well as no more alcohol. I'm loving my booch again and enjoy having a couple cups of it every night with dinner instead of my old can of coke zero.
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    anzadel reacted to runninglawyer88 in Anzas W30 #2   
    Right now I'm not in L.A. (just don't know how to change my location). When I head back in a few months I'll be downtown (where I'll be working). At the moment I'm on the east coast finishing up law school. 
     
    I'm so sorry about your mom and having to deal with weight related stress/anxiety from an early age. I know that must have been painful, confusing, and rather damaging. I hope that it has lost it's ability to hurt you now that you're older. 
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    anzadel reacted to runninglawyer88 in Anza's Post Whole 30 log.   
    awww don't say that. It's not "sad" ...it's just something that is difficult for you to control yourself around and that's fine. I'm the same way with nuts--especially pistachios so I can't buy them. I just found out that I'm apparently that way with dried fruit that I don't even like (darn apricots) haha. So, I completely get it and it's okay not to have perfect portion control around every single food. You're doing something about it by just omitting them altogether until you feel more capable. 
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    anzadel got a reaction from greenwaypress in Better than Bad, It's Good! Log - Whole30 style   
    Love the blog title. Now I have the song stuck in my head! Took me a second to remember which cartoon it was from :-)
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    anzadel reacted to runninglawyer88 in El Pollo Loco   
    I wouldn't stress over it in the slightest--I was just interpreting what amberino had said is all. 
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    anzadel reacted to Bloodshotbetty in Sweet, sweet words...   
    It has definitely been a year of transformation for my husband and I.  I have lost over 100 pounds since May, and he is 10 months sober today (after 6-7 stints in rehab.)  He also quit smoking.  SO- taking on this dietary transformation is another step in us being happy and healthy for years to come. 
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    anzadel reacted to GLC1968 in Overeating ALL THE TIME   
    If you are not overeating broccoli or plain chicken but things like fruits, nut butters, sweet potatoes, etc...then it's not likely a food void you are filling.  
     
    Have you stopped to evaluate your emotional state when this happens?  Is there some other void you are trying to fill?
     
    I know that for me, when I am off the meal-template road, it's because I'm compensating for something.  Most of the time, it's emotional and it could be all kinds of things (boredom, procrastination, punishment, sadness)....  It is entirely possible to eat complaint foods in un-compliant ways!  I have made myself sick to my stomach on roasted broccoli.  When that's the case, it's clearly not about the food.
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    anzadel reacted to GLC1968 in Whole 30 compliant fish sauce - not red boat   
    I was thinking about this the other day - would clam juice work?  I know it's more 'seafood' tasting than 'fish' tasting...but it might be more readily available and all the brands I've ever seen are compliant with nothing but clams and water in them.
     
    Just a thought - I haven't tried it so your mileage may vary...
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    anzadel got a reaction from SalsaEzz in Overeating ALL THE TIME   
    I've had a background of both binge eating and bulemia. I've found, for me sweet potatoes and nut butters are trigger foods. Too starchy and sweet. Really upping the fat helped. But I've found a few compliantn foods I just cannot keep around. Besides the aforementioned sweet potatoes and nut butters I can't have dried fruit or plantains either. It sucks but it is what it is, for me they fall almost in to swypo. However when it comes to paleo pancakes? Meh I am not interested.
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    anzadel got a reaction from Bloodshotbetty in Sweet, sweet words...   
    So jealous!!! But good for you! My hubby will eat what I cook, no complaints. He is very supportive of me in every way and I am grateful for it. But when left to his own devices he lives on donuts and drive thru. Its so hard to watch, but I've known it since the day we met...
    In fact I'm out of town for a week visiting a dear friend and already worries about what he will eat this week without me there
    He comes shopping with me though puts nothing in the cart. He knows better lol. Sounds like a good time, have fun!!