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About AllyB

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    North Georgia
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    Raising grassfed beef and lamb, training herding dogs, paleo, pilates
  1. It is hard to make time. I have the same problem. I've been taking pilates classes on and off over the past 6 years. I found a studio that was on my way home from work (super convenient), the teacher is great, other students great and I feel great after doing it. So that has helped me have a regular routine. If it takes too much time/effort etc, then it's hard to make something a regular habit.
  2. Just checking in on the March 1st starters. Hubby and I are still going strong :) I felt bad on day 8 & 9th. Headache, achy, generally feeling sick. But it was much sorter than the first whole30 I did. With the first one, I felt sick for at least a week. I was a complete sugar addict prior to the first one. So it was more detoxing. I hadn't gone back to eating so much sugar since the first one, so detox was a bit easier. Anyways, times are strange at the moment, but practicing 'social distancing' has given us the time to prep food more and have more family time. Hope others a
  3. I make the silky ginger soup from the well fed 2 cookbook on a sunday. And then I eat that for breakfast throughout the week. The warm soup helps you to feel full and satisfied. I use my own beef bones to make the stock. So it's really yummy!
  4. Sear and then baking is good for bringing up the internal temp of the meat slowly. Grass fed beef can be tough if you cook it too fast. Bringing the temp up slowly will help it stay more tender. Since grass fed beef often is leaner than corn fed, it can be pretty tough if not cooked carefully.
  5. We made a lot of homemade mayo. The mayo comes out better if you use a room temperature egg....which scares most people. We have our own chickens and get fresh eggs and have never had a problem.
  6. If I only have chicken broth when the recipe calls for beef, I will reduce the chicken broth a bit to deepen the flavor. If the recipe calls for two cups, start with three cups, simmer it for awhile until it gets down to two cups. Shhhh, don't tell my hubby I do this because he says the two aren't the same. Hasn't noticed yet!
  7. If you don't want to waste food, buy some chickens and feed things like this to them The result is that you turn that food into eggs. Yay chickens!
  8. Hi Everyone, Hubby and I are starting our second whole30 tomorrow (March 2nd). We did one in the beginning of 2014. We loved the results and have changed a lot of our habits since then. However, some joint issues still linger, so we are going to try another one to see if it helps. The first whole 30 we did was 'hard' for me because I was a big sugar addict. It took almost two weeks in the whole 30 until I started feeling better. I had a dull headache, felt lousy and had tons of cravings. By the end of the month, giving up that sugar made such a big difference in my energy leve