GlennR

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    GlennR got a reaction from DonnaB in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Mulling an alcohol reintro next. Tentative plan:
     
    Breakfast - mimosas
    Lunch - wine
    Dinner - beer
     
    I mean, per the reintro guidelines, we're supposed to have an item from each off-plan group once each meal, right?
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Mulling an alcohol reintro next. Tentative plan:
     
    Breakfast - mimosas
    Lunch - wine
    Dinner - beer
     
    I mean, per the reintro guidelines, we're supposed to have an item from each off-plan group once each meal, right?
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    GlennR got a reaction from Tom Denham in 2 year old's birthday   
     
    But... but... that's just like Hitler! (Went Godwin on you there. :-)
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    GlennR got a reaction from puntin84 in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
     
    Ever since completing my first Whole 30 about a month ago, I've been noodling with the idea of hacking dishes from my food tradition to make them Whole30 compliant. And I've decided to do it! So for the month of June, I'll be trying out various Whole30 Filipino recipes and sharing them in my blog. Come visit! And maybe try some of the recipes for yourself.
     
    I started today with mango pork tocino. It didn't suck, if I may say so myself.
     
    I'll be posting links to new recipes in this topic as I add them to my blog.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Is this SWYPO   
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    This would not be SWYPO for me because mac and cheese is not a staple of mine. Didn't grow up with it, didn't use to eat it all that much, no chance that this faux version would slide me into the real thing. I'm free to take it on its own terms, without cultural baggage.
     
    On the other hand, cauliflower rice (which a ton of Whole30ers and Paleo eaters swear by) is SWYPO for me. I'm Asian: I did grow up with eating rice, it used to be a staple. Cauli rice just doesn't cut it, doesn't satisfy, and, worse, reminds me of what I'm missing. Perfect definition of SWYPO. So I don't eat it so much anymore, even post-Whole30. If it comes down to it, I'll eat the real thing rather than cauli rice.
     
    Subjectivity.
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    GlennR got a reaction from kimberlyxo in Coconut Milk - Food without brakes!   
    I'm with kirkor: this is not good as a stand alone snack. But as part of your meal? Go wild. You can eat a lot of fat -- even way over the template -- and it shouldn't be any problem.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Espie in The anti-Whole30   
    On the other hand, once they invent the replicator from Star Trek that just materializes food, I'm in. Or the equivalent in reality: food assembled by 3d printing or nanobots. Would resolve a lot of resource and ethical eating issues.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Is this SWYPO   
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    This would not be SWYPO for me because mac and cheese is not a staple of mine. Didn't grow up with it, didn't use to eat it all that much, no chance that this faux version would slide me into the real thing. I'm free to take it on its own terms, without cultural baggage.
     
    On the other hand, cauliflower rice (which a ton of Whole30ers and Paleo eaters swear by) is SWYPO for me. I'm Asian: I did grow up with eating rice, it used to be a staple. Cauli rice just doesn't cut it, doesn't satisfy, and, worse, reminds me of what I'm missing. Perfect definition of SWYPO. So I don't eat it so much anymore, even post-Whole30. If it comes down to it, I'll eat the real thing rather than cauli rice.
     
    Subjectivity.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Is this SWYPO   
    On subjectivity:
     
    This would not be SWYPO for me because mac and cheese is not a staple of mine. Didn't grow up with it, didn't use to eat it all that much, no chance that this faux version would slide me into the real thing. I'm free to take it on its own terms, without cultural baggage.
     
    On the other hand, cauliflower rice (which a ton of Whole30ers and Paleo eaters swear by) is SWYPO for me. I'm Asian: I did grow up with eating rice, it used to be a staple. Cauli rice just doesn't cut it, doesn't satisfy, and, worse, reminds me of what I'm missing. Perfect definition of SWYPO. So I don't eat it so much anymore, even post-Whole30. If it comes down to it, I'll eat the real thing rather than cauli rice.
     
    Subjectivity.
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    GlennR got a reaction from nikkivssll in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Is this SWYPO   
    On subjectivity:
     
    This would not be SWYPO for me because mac and cheese is not a staple of mine. Didn't grow up with it, didn't use to eat it all that much, no chance that this faux version would slide me into the real thing. I'm free to take it on its own terms, without cultural baggage.
     
    On the other hand, cauliflower rice (which a ton of Whole30ers and Paleo eaters swear by) is SWYPO for me. I'm Asian: I did grow up with eating rice, it used to be a staple. Cauli rice just doesn't cut it, doesn't satisfy, and, worse, reminds me of what I'm missing. Perfect definition of SWYPO. So I don't eat it so much anymore, even post-Whole30. If it comes down to it, I'll eat the real thing rather than cauli rice.
     
    Subjectivity.
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    GlennR got a reaction from lillivewire87 in Nut milk bag for straining ghee?   
    Update: a nut milk bag works perfectly fine!
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
     
    Yeah, even now I sometimes miss my 2-can-a-day soda habit.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    April 11 - Another family lunch, with family friends, and again with Filipino food. The usual culprits were there: rice, soy sauce, added sugar, dairy, etc. Plus I OD'ed on coffee and Coke as we whiled away the whole afternoon chatting away. A few rumblings from the non-compliant stuff, but more pronounced were the cravings days after for caffeine and sugar. Took several days for the cravings to fade.
     
    EDIT:
    Oh, and sleep was also disrupted for several days.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Reintroduction: Dairy (Conclusion)
     
    Almost all symptoms had subsided and disappeared by yesterday, the second day, except for a little lingering gassiness. So, not so bad. As I said, dairy would be an okay indulgence on such occasions as holidays and gatherings.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Reintroduction: Dairy
     
    Continuing my very slow-roll reintroduction. Dairy today:
     
    Breakfast - Spanish chocolate milk
    Lunch - slices of edam cheese
    Dinner - coffee ice cream
     
    Yup, dairy and I don't see eye to eye. Bloated after having each serving, tummy rumbling, flatulent the whole day, pooped several times. Plus I had these burning pinprick itches that would start from under the skin in almost random spots (behind my eye, behind my ear, above my lip, on my shoulder, near my armpit, etc.) and surface onto my skin. 
     
    I didn't have much dairy anyway even before I started Whole30, so keeping away from it isn't much of a change. Nevertheless, despite all these discomforts, it's worth it to have it on special occasions. The chocolate milk and edam cheese are traditional Christmas season treats that I grew up with. I'm not going to avoid them during the holidays, they're too much a part of my childhood. And ice cream is nice now and then during parties. So on those and other rare occasions, I'll have a spot of dairy and pay the price.
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    Mulling an alcohol reintro next. Tentative plan:
     
    Breakfast - mimosas
    Lunch - wine
    Dinner - beer
     
    I mean, per the reintro guidelines, we're supposed to have an item from each off-plan group once each meal, right?
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    GlennR got a reaction from Maggiedoll in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Bacon burger for breakfast. Bacon in anything is always a good decision.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Maggiedoll in One Good Whole30 choice I made today is:   
    Bacon burger for breakfast. Bacon in anything is always a good decision.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Maggiedoll in really need help - went from whole90 to completely off the wagon   
    Please relax. Even by your own words, things are just not that bad. 3-5 lbs. over your post-Whole90 weight is NOT terrible. You yourself have indicated that it's just your mind that makes you feel you're 140. You've done stretches of two weeks where you've stayed compliant. That's great! That's success, not failure! You beat yourself up for having ice cream, bread, and peanut butter. But you know, they're delicious! So it doesn't make you a total failure if you succumb to their charms. It just means you have weak moments. Which is, guess what, something you share with every human alive on the planet.
     
    So, yeah. The first step is to relax. Your perfectionist mind is making things out to be worse than they really are.
     
    The next steps you yourself will figure out, once you are able to breathe. Maybe you should plan on another Whole30. Maybe you should clear your place of all unhealthy foods, to avoid temptation. Maybe you can do a shorter Whole30, and do an official reintro (not sure if you did that after your Whole90). Maybe you'll talk to a friend. These avenues will open up for you, but first, be kind to yourself. Relax.
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    GlennR got a reaction from MeadowLily in Forgive me Whole30, for I have sinned...   
    March 27 - most of a bar of dark green tea chocolate (all okay ingredients except for sugar -- but of course it was a chocolate bar)
    March 28 - rest of the bar
     
    Delicious. Left me ever-so-slightly ill and wanting more, though. But nice as a rare indulgence.
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    GlennR got a reaction from shortystylee in How much is too much? Nuts and nut butters...   
    Short version: just don't go nuts.
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    GlennR got a reaction from MusicalCracker in Too Full on Portion Guide Portions/If I don't eat it all, I'm hungry 3 hours later.   
    Might be worth it to give it a try. Green veggies don't make you feel full quite as fast as the other three, so you might be able to get through your meal without feeling full halfway through. I'd also suggest eating the starchy veggie last, since, in my experience, it makes you feel full rather quickly. 
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    GlennR got a reaction from tangerine in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
     
    Here's a recipe for spaghetti squash pancit (when you have to feed a lot of people good veggies).