Sharon Simpson Thumann

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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Melissa Johnson in Don't over think this.   
    Hoorah! Great post, I am still learning, as we all are, it's a day by day experience.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from NMR in The crazy things people say   
    I try not to look at that page because it makes me angry every damn time.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from ltarq in Cookware Recommendations?   
    I have a cast iron frying pan and grill pan, a harden andondized set sauce/frying pans from Guy Fierri and a few enameled lodge pieces.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
    I had this discussion with a friend of mine
     
    Friend - Well it's not healthy not to eat carbs.  Our bodies need carbs.
     
    Me - Oh I couldn't agree with you more.  Definitely our bodies need carbs
     
    Friend - but then why are you cutting them out if you feel that way
     
    Me - Oh but I haven't cut them out.  I eat plenty of them. 
     
    Friend - But you cut out pasta and bread - how can you be eating carbs?
     
    Me - I eat sweet potato, beets, squashes, celery root, parsnips - these are all carbs.
     
    Friend - no they are not - they're vegetables!
     
    Me - Mental Facepalm - lets' just call them carby vegetables.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Robin Strathdee in Couple of items: pickles, V8   
    Sharon -
    As long as you're eating your veggies in the right quantity and drinking plenty of water throughout your day, I don't see anything inherently wrong with it. Make sure you're not using V8 as a veggie or meal replacement, and that you prioritize actual water over other drinks, then enjoy your V8.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to dukunbayi in The crazy things people say   
    No, believe me, you are not the only one.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to CraftyCarnivore in The crazy things people say   
    "I would be so miserable without bread"
    "I'm more miserable with bread."
    "What do you EAT?"
    "You just saw me pound away my lunch, and commented how yummy it looked! Clearly I'm not suffering"
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to MelliebuStacey in The crazy things people say   
    100% agreed. Also. Am I the only one terrified by Monsanto (and not in a silly conspiracy theorist way..?)
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Megan Claydon in Chipotle?   
    Hey Lauren,
    Let me just say that I personally LOVE me some chipotle! It can definitely come in handy when you are in a pinch for food away from home or you want to suggest a place to eat among friends who may not be as into healthy eating as you are. That being said, you are RIGHT, everything they cook is soybean oil based...even if you got the carnitas, the peppers and onions are still sauteed in soybean oil.
    To avoid the soybean oil you could do the romaine lettuce, carnitas, guacamole, and pico. Double the meat and maybe even the guacamole too.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I have to post this. It's not really something stupid that was said - rather the opposite. Nothing said and nothing stupid...for once.
    I've been paleo since Aug of 2011. I've been to see my parents (they live in FL, I live in Oregon) about 5 or 6 times since my switch because I travel to their area for work twice a year. I've been to see them three times now while on a Whole30 (I even put copies of ISWF in some stockings at the holidays this year!). Every time, it's a food battle with my mom and mostly because she likes to question me and my motives (not because she disagrees that my food is healthy). Every visit, I try to be as non-confrontational as I can and I often buy and prepare my own meals or dishes on the side.
    This past visit, I arrived and she immediately pulled out all the stuff she'd bought for me: a big container of baby greens, organic apples and blueberries, compliant chicken apple sausages, a new bottle of olive oil and avocados!! My parents don't eat ANY of these things (except olive oil). I didn't ask her to prep anything either. She just got it all right, without having to ask. All these visits and what do you know...she was paying attention!
    For dinner that night we had grass fed lamb chops, roasted veggies (in olive oil) and a greens loaded salad (my dad skipped the greens - he can't eat them for medical reasons...don't ask). No sugar. No bad oils. No grains/legumes/starches. I didn't even have to ask.
    AWESOME. Truly. (plus, they loved the dinner and are eating more like that even when I'm not around!)
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Melissa Johnson in Don't over think this.   
    Hoorah! Great post, I am still learning, as we all are, it's a day by day experience.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Fenderbender in Boars head meats   
    Food facts..... There is a ton of additives that the USDA does require ( loop holes) companies to list. The law states it needs to be listed but there are ways to get around it...
    http://thefoodwatchdog.com/05/food-news/use-of-meat-glue-is-uncontrolled/
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oppde/rdad/FRPubs/01-016DF.htm
    This is referring to the enzyme ( meat glue) Transglutaminase. TM.
    If the deli product that you are getting has been formed to look like a turkey breast or a roast beef/ham.... It more than likely has TM gluing it together in a slury of collagen ...gelatin..broth..... They suck up up through a vacuum tube ( Augustus Gloop) and pump it into preformed plastic bags... Sealed and steamed.... If it looks like its been roasted it was spray painted with caramel coloring after the goo sets up.
    Have you every roasted a fresh turkey and had the slices come out in perfect ovals..... Food Chemistry!!!
    You can buy bone out natural turkey breasts and roast them for well under half the price of deli turkey. Then consider all deli meats have a ton of water added.... The price is more like 1/4
    I get grass fed tri tips and top rounds to roast.... Yield is 85%. So roasted fresh it costs me less than $12 per pound. Organic/ natural roastbeef in the package is usually $14.99 for 6 oz and 1/4 of that is added water So $15 for 4 ounces of beef.....that's $30 per pound!!!!
    I know it's convenient but it just don't add up!!!!
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Connie H in The crazy things people say   
    While I realize that the purpose of this forum is to poke fun at "other" people who say stupid things, I must confess my own bent towards stupidity. Before starting my Whole 30 (I am on my second one; I relapsed pretty badly ) I realized how insane and pompous my behavior towards certain "unhealthy" foods was too. For instance, "Oh no, I don't eat avocados. They are too fattening. I'll just have the queso with my chips, thank you very much!" Or how about this one: "No bananas. They are too high in carbohydrates and are bad for you. I'll have a cup of ice cream instead. Oh, make that ice cream and Fritos. Yeah, that's better!" Fortunately one day, I heard myself say these things (out loud ) and then looked in the mirror and said to myself "You're an idiot".
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from NMR in The crazy things people say   
    I try not to look at that page because it makes me angry every damn time.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Susan W in The crazy things people say   
    I'm sorry, but I would have wanted to b#tch slap that person.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to djprillaman in The crazy things people say   
    Friend: "Haven't they villified coconut oil as unhealthy?"
    Me: 'they' have villified everything 'they' can't transform into a profit for Monsanto or Drug companies.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Fenderbender in The crazy things people say   
    Back to " a little wont hurt". Why is it that knowledgeable dog owners know not to give their dogs " a little chocolate, or a little grapes" because it can kill them!!!! But they keep on stuffing their faces a little bit at a time, with things that will make them less and less healthy.... Oh yeah..." A little wont hurt!!!!"
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    Yesterday I was filling out the paperwork for a new doctor (I'm seeing an oral surgeon next week). One of the questions was "are you on a diet?". Am I on a diet? What kind of question is that?...and from a doctor's office, no less! I mean, had they asked 'do you have any dietary restrictions?' I would understand it. Way to perpetuate the 'diet' mentality...
    I answered 'no' by the way because I am making the assumption they mean "are you eating in a certain way, temporarily" and I'm not, but really, anyone eating food is on a 'diet'. I can't wait to point it out to them when I go into the office next week. Yes, I'm going to be 'that' person.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to megmac in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.