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    Munkers got a reaction from EllieHH in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
     
    True story: I've been trying to explain my gluten intolerance to our ops manager for about a year and a half now. In her brain, this has translated into the idea that I must be a vegetarian. When she ordered pizza for the team, she made sure we had a cheese pizza because she knows I'm "picky."
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from CateL in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You have to play tupperware tetris to get all of your food for lunch into your lunchbag.
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    Munkers got a reaction from Dfroehlich in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This drives me NUTS! "Whole30 muffin" is an oxymoron! I always want to ask people if they've actually read the guidelines.
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    Munkers got a reaction from Dfroehlich in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This drives me NUTS! "Whole30 muffin" is an oxymoron! I always want to ask people if they've actually read the guidelines.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers got a reaction from ladyshanny in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
     
    Ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are two different things. Ketosis is a normal and healthy process used by your body to maintain energy and blood glucose during fasting. Your liver can only store so much glycogen and once that's used up, your body needs another source of energy and it turns to fat. In order to breakdown the fat into something usable, your body breaks the lipids down into ketone bodies which can then be used for cellular metabolism.
     
    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition in which your blood sugar SOARS (like 300-500 or more) due to insufficient insulin and ketosis continues in an unchecked/out of control manner. As your blood sugar increases, it changes the osmolarity (solute to solvent ratio) of the blood and excess sugar is dumped into the urine along with all of your sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes. Now that you're losing electrolytes, your body can't maintain hydration and things are often further exacerbated by vomitting. During this process, your body is continuing to dump ketones into the blood stream in amounts that exceed your body's ability to buffer and maintain pH. (Your pH drops into more acidic ranges, hence the name "acidosis.")
     
     
    At this point, I wouldn't worry about ketosis. Follow the meal template and experiment a little with how fruit and starchy vegetables impact your energy, mood, and satiety. For me, fruit early in the day wrecks my satiety. It's less impactful in the evening. Sweet potatoes and other starch-heavy items are awesome though and adequate fat is absolutely crucial to keeping me satisfied.
     
    Tinker around with how much fat and protein you're eating at each meal and if you find yourself ready to just chew your arm off, then eat. It's not unusual at all for folks new to the Whole30 reporting that they need four or even five full template meals to keep them going in the early days. Your body will figure it out and your hunger will level back out.
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    Munkers 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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    Munkers got a reaction from Dfroehlich in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    This drives me NUTS! "Whole30 muffin" is an oxymoron! I always want to ask people if they've actually read the guidelines.
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    Munkers reacted to MTNan in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your non-whole30 husband (who absolutely refuses non-traditional breakfast food for breakfast!) says as we are cleaning up dishes from dinner, "I assume we are keeping all these leftover veggies for you to eat with meal 1 tomorrow?"
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    Munkers got a reaction from Oldehiker in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Salad is suddenly an exciting world of yummy opportunites and not just boring "diet" food.
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    Munkers reacted to Hannlib in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning I had a quick version of the paleomg buffalo chicken 'pasta'. Fried some already chopped onions, added zoodles, already cooked chicken and some carrot strips made with my peeler. Heated it all, dumped mayo and Frank's on top, heated it more. Utterly delicious.
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    Munkers reacted to Loulabelle in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    My best breakfast recently was when I rode my bike to work and my wonderful boyfriend brought me my breakfast to eat at my desk. It was a huge salad with many different leaves including spinach & watercress, avocado, apricot & bacon ( bacon here is very meaty and is protein not just fat) 
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    Munkers 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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    Munkers got a reaction from ladyshanny in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
     
    Ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are two different things. Ketosis is a normal and healthy process used by your body to maintain energy and blood glucose during fasting. Your liver can only store so much glycogen and once that's used up, your body needs another source of energy and it turns to fat. In order to breakdown the fat into something usable, your body breaks the lipids down into ketone bodies which can then be used for cellular metabolism.
     
    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition in which your blood sugar SOARS (like 300-500 or more) due to insufficient insulin and ketosis continues in an unchecked/out of control manner. As your blood sugar increases, it changes the osmolarity (solute to solvent ratio) of the blood and excess sugar is dumped into the urine along with all of your sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes. Now that you're losing electrolytes, your body can't maintain hydration and things are often further exacerbated by vomitting. During this process, your body is continuing to dump ketones into the blood stream in amounts that exceed your body's ability to buffer and maintain pH. (Your pH drops into more acidic ranges, hence the name "acidosis.")
     
     
    At this point, I wouldn't worry about ketosis. Follow the meal template and experiment a little with how fruit and starchy vegetables impact your energy, mood, and satiety. For me, fruit early in the day wrecks my satiety. It's less impactful in the evening. Sweet potatoes and other starch-heavy items are awesome though and adequate fat is absolutely crucial to keeping me satisfied.
     
    Tinker around with how much fat and protein you're eating at each meal and if you find yourself ready to just chew your arm off, then eat. It's not unusual at all for folks new to the Whole30 reporting that they need four or even five full template meals to keep them going in the early days. Your body will figure it out and your hunger will level back out.
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    Munkers reacted to JenX in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Mmmmm...shepherds pie. Amazing for the first meal of the day. Warm and comforting and filling.
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    Munkers got a reaction from alexasaurusrex in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Munkers reacted to JulieP757 in Organic Rice Concentrate   
    Rice anything is not allowed.  I found a reference to rice concentrate in this thread:
     
    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/29286-rotisserie-chicken/?hl=%2Brice+%2Bconcentrate#entry317724