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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 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 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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    Munkers got a reaction from Oldehiker in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Wow, Shannon! You got so much color on your bok choy that I thought they were roasted potatoes at first!
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    Munkers reacted to JenX in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I bottled my first batch yesterday and am on 2nd Fermentation. 3 with Raspberry, 2 with blueberry/ginger and 2 plain. I have a nice sparkle as of bottling and I'm sure I'll be fizzy in 2 days at the longest. Now I just have to remember to burp the bottles and hope I don't get any explosions!
     
    Here's a pic - please excuse my repurposed GT bottles - I left the labels on and put plain in Original, ginger/blueberry in Gingerberry, and raspberry in any of the red color-labeled bottles. I decided I'm too lazy to remove them for now.
     

     
    Added a gallon to my mother vessel to keep it going strong. I can't believe how exciting this is!
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    Munkers reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I tried to just sprinkle a little Chinese five spice on it and it spilled. They didn't really get that brown, but they were very flavorful.
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    Munkers reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Today's breakfast, baked chicken thighs, bok choy, yellow squash, and some cherries, with a strawberry orange kombucha:
     

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    Munkers reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm not really sure how to respond to this. First, as far as pain management goes for serious conditions, I am aware of the uses and benefits of marijuana. If this is something you've talked about with your doctor, I'd certainly support medical use. If you're taking your own pain management into your own hands, well, I can't really help you with that. Do I think 10% - 30% of marijuana users become addicted? The research shows that to be true. Do I think smoking anything (putting smoke into your lungs) makes you less healthy? I do. Do I think there are downstream effects of smoking/ingesting pot that may interfere with other healthy pursuits? Yep. Is it illegal? Still, yes (even in Washington, as far as the federal government is concerned).
    But I can't really tell you what to do in this situation, as I don't understand your chronic pain, and how ingesting this substance might help. Would we ever say marijuana is okay during the Whole30? Hell no. But you're all grown-up people with your own unique contexts and full awareness of the consequences of your actions, and you are free to engage in whatever behaviors you feel are appropriate for your situation.
    Best, Melissa
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    Munkers reacted to Hannlib in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Curry for breakfast today! the grilled chicken in curry sauce from the w30 book (oven baked not grilled). With green beans, cauli rice and cocoa toasted cauliflower. All leftovers, all delicious. I'm sad it's gone.
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    Munkers reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I thought to post this shot of my breakfast prep this morning.  On the weekend I diced 5 bell peppers, 3# green beans, a bunch of steamed potatoes and some ham (note, the ham is not compliant but I am not on Whole30).  Now in the morning I just throw a handful of each into a frying pan with some fat, go blowdry my hair and pour a coffee and breakfast cooks itself.  Wash out one frying pan when the food has been plated and you're done!
     

     
    Note: the ham is non compliant but you could do the same with cooked chicken, cooked ground pork/beef, chopped roast, chopped pork chops etc.  Repeat, the ham is not compliant.
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    Munkers reacted to JenX in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I started my SCOBY with GT Original this past Sunday and she's already filming the whole top! Good girl!
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    Munkers reacted to Sheena812 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This week it has been ground turkey, sweet potato and leftover green vegetables.
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    Munkers reacted to Hannlib in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    A rare eggless breakfast for me - chicken meatballs, zoodles and baba ganoush. I took a photo but don't know how to embed it.
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    Munkers reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    You also gotta eat more...!! 
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    Munkers got a reaction from SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Cauliflower and curry are best friends.
     
    I've eaten pretty much the same breakfast every day this week: shredded cabbage, sweet potato, protein, maybe another veggie. Today it was leftover shredded pork, diced sweet potato instead of shredded, and leftover roast green beans along with my cabbage. Seasoned with 21-spice, a bit hit of salt, and some avocado oil. There was leftover lamb shoulder in the fridge, but I've decided that I can't handle lamb first thing in the morning.
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    Munkers reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Oh, I love the idea of putting power greens in!  I love the silky gingered soup, no reason why not to cram a whole bunch more nutrient density into it!  Smart!
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    Munkers reacted to Little_Ramona in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
     
    Elvis Burger!?!? My eyes just popped out of my head. It's 7:30 am and my mouth is watering. You, dear woman, are a genius!
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    Munkers reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    2 pounds ground chicken (I use ground chicken thighs as it's moister...if you use ground breast, add some of the bacon fat for richness)
    1 pound bacon, diced and cooked until very crispy, then drained
    1 bunch cilantro chopped
    a handful of chives from the garden...or a couple scallions
    Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
    Form into patties...and then in that magical depression that you make in the middle of a burger to stop it turning into a baseball when you cook it? You jam a bunch of pickled jalapeños.  
     
    I would have preferred to mix the jalapeños into the burger meat but husband doesn't like spicy so I had to do it so that he could pick them out/off.
     
    I grilled the ones I have on hand right now but have also done them in the oven...on a rack placed on a cookie sheet and baked at 500F for 10-12 minutes.
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    Munkers got a reaction from ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Oh man... I WANT that burger!
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    Munkers reacted to Oldehiker in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Some of these photo's require drooling.. especially the salmon on the potatoes, broccoli, etc... YUM  
    Thanks for sharing the pics!  It really helps to see what you're eating!