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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    kew reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
     
    LOL x 2. When I read about healthy fats it's so often referring to canola oil. But they don't specify, so I could probably get away with using olive oil. I don't suppose they'd like it if I used lard.
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    kew reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Half of zero grains is zero grains. Make a grain free chicken dish and see what happens. Is there a stipulation on the fat content other than lean proteins?
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    kew reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    Two AARGH moments today related to crazy things in our culture at large.
     
    (1) My employer wants us to help make our state a Blue Zone state, which supposedly means we rank as healthier. We're supposed to agree to "pledges" available online. Some of the actions are using smaller than 10-inch dinner plates (but then where will I fit my veggies), keeping a scale in a prominent place, putting snacks like pretzels into smaller portion-sized bags (yeah, I'd better do that with my pretzels), and dedicating the top shelf of my refrigerator to fruits and veggies (how about all of the shelves).
     
    (2) a recipe contest through a local grocery store requires the recipe to use local ingredients, to "make half your grains whole grains," and "select lean proteins" a la the ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines. Guess I won't be entering that one.  
     
    I'm out of step with so much of what's considered healthy, yet oddly I'm healthier than I've ever been.
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    kew reacted to osborne116 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: I know you ~can't~ eat that.
    Me: I ~can~ eat anything I want. I am choosing not to eat it. No processed foods for me for at least 30 days.
    Cw: yeah, I've done whole30 before.
    Me: (sincerely interested) oh, how was it? I struggling with breakfast. I am sick of eggs and trying to find another option.
    Cw: it was okay. I did it for 21 days or so. Mostly had greek yogurt or these almond muffin thingies for breakfast. It really wasn't that hard.
    Me: (face palm)
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!
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    kew reacted to Silverscreen in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You leave a kids birthday party (very) hungry..
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    kew reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    First, I think your climate will only help your booch making.
     
    Second, I have found it a very easy process with just a lot of waiting.  If you can brew a cup of tea, you can make your own booch!  Getting the SCOBY started is easy, it just takes time.  Passive, hands off time. 
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    kew reacted to Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    There is multiple small containers of compliant bacon grease in the fridge.
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    kew reacted to GoJo09 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You see nothing odd about having coleslaw with homemade mayo and tinned salmon for breakfast, with a bowl of pumpkin and pear soup to follow up
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    kew reacted to Laststraw in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Your new version of take out is stopping by the store and getting steaks... Hubby says if this is our new take out he loves it.
    ( I forgot to take out my fish for dinner and dinner was going to be super late.)
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    kew reacted to Nadia B in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    I can totally use that thumb for my meal planning
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    kew reacted to Bridget in The crazy things people say   
    Not really crazy, but- My husband and I were reminiscing this weekend about how we used to polish off a bottle of wine almost every Saturday night- always a fun, relaxing time. We discussed how we probably won't do that anytime soon. At the same time that he said "yeah, all those calories", I was saying "yeah, I really love being able to sleep and not having a stomach ache". I was so happy that the calorie thing never entered my mind- just the benefits of knowing how I will feel should I overindulge.
    As a former WW girl- that is PROGRESS !!!!!
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    kew reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Away for Work today and made the comment that its not too hard to eat healthy when away when you know what to look for (I had brought in a salad I made from supermarket ingredients) and the joking response was.... It might be easy but why would you want to..... My response... My mum is on her second round of cancer, my dad died of cancer, my mum and sister have diabetes and two weeks ago I just had my 7th surgical procedure.... Stunned silence then agreement that eating healthy was probably a good thing.... LOL
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    kew reacted to AuntB in The crazy things people say   
    I'm on day 10 of Whole30. Yesterday our work hosted a cookout for us.
    I ordered a flat iron steak with No seasonings, and green beans. They offered baked potatoes, mushroom glop (ew) and cookies, and ice cream and all kinds of sodas as well. I only had the steak and green beans. My boss was grilling me on why I wasn't having a "treat". I told them what I was doing. She said "WHY would you limit yourself so much when you're already so limited (I have celiac)"
    I just didn't respond. I'm NOT limited. There are endless lists of things I can eat. It's so infuritating that if you don't indulge in the crap that everyone else is eating that you get harrassed. I'm not going to sit around and feet bloated and fat all day just to justify your own LACK of will power. No thanks!
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    kew reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    kew reacted to Jtandi in Fat adapted   
    I'm sure other people have already said this to you and I cringe to even say it but stop with the calorie counting. it is a complete myth that "a calorie is a calorie is a calorie" - that's why calories in vs calories out has no place in a whole 9 world. you should have no idea how many calories you are consuming in a day. I know it's hard to let this go, but I hope you can try it for a while. and I'm not sure how you know exactly how many calories you are burning in a day -
    your body will begin to let go of fat when it realizes it no longer needs to hold on to it - that it is getting enough fat in the diet and there is no starvation going on. as far as eating when you are not hungry - if you are truly not hungry I would suggest eating a smaller meal. on the lower end of the template. I believe once things begin to normalize a bit more (hormones, etc) I bet you will be more hungry. I have some days I could eat a horse, but there are other days when I just don't want to eat. can you spread meals out more? I found, too, that sometimes I don't feel hungry but it's my "scheduled" time to eat. if I wait about 1/2 hour I am suddenly starving...so I think my body just knows how long to hang out and then I can get into trouble because I'm not always prepared.
    good luck!!! and stop counting those calories girl! I did that once to prove a point - I added up the grams of fat I had during lunch. it turned out to be about 60. that right there was about 550 calories - that's not including the calories from the carbs or protein. and that was one meal. I am 5'4" and I work out but not every day (3x a week). I have no idea how many calories I burn a day and I have no idea how many calories I eat a day but I do know I've lost over 25 lbs and 23", I was wearing a size 12 and just bought some size 6 shorts. (SHORTS! HOLY CRAP)
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....