MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ok, so I think I'm a booch convert.

    However, my reasonably priced source of bottled booch is now out of stock in all varieties (except for small bottles which aren't very economical, and since the only other suppliers I can find are extortionate I'm wondering how easy it really is (and how much space I'll need) to make my own.

    I know all the information is probably in this thread as to what exactly I need, how long it will take, how cost effective it will be etc etc etc but ther are SIXTY SIX pages and my time is somewhat limited...   

    I'm not currently doing a Whole30 and so when I spoke to a potential supplier she tried to convince me that Milk Kefir was the way to go (someone local makes it for her), but since I avoid dairy for the most part I'm reluctant to go down that route. She can get kombucha made locally too but she did her best to talk me out of it saying it tastes like vinegar  

    Although I'm waiting on a batch of preserving/pickle jars arriving so that I can ferment my own veg I quite like the idea of waking up with a glass of kombucha with my breakfast so if anyone in the know who happens to be feeling generous with their time would like to give me a quick run down I'd be very grateful!

    TIA.

     
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Mr Studio City in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from PNewll in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I no longer have to take any  medication.  It took many, many months of being  consistent.  I'm happy for you, too.    
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    MeadowLily reacted to SugarcubeOD in carb quantity & hair loss   
    I just had a look at your log... it looks like you're eating at least one serving of starchy carb per day... I would recommend that you up your vegetable content in general (not just starchy carbs but non starches as well) and you could probably do with more fat but it's hard to tell as there are no portion sizes noted.  
    It sounds like your hair loss could be attributed to many things... sure, maybe it's also got something to do with carbs but with all you list that has been going on for you in the last year, it would be near impossible for anyone to say for sure it is or is not related.
    Keep going with your whole30, make sure you're making all your meals to fit the template (linked below), drink lots of water and get good sleep... it may or may not help with your hairloss but following that 'prescription' isn't going to make you worse!
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Help! Resources in the UK   
    A good one for anyone in Northern Ireland to check out is a company called Boxa.

    They started out just delivering grass fed, ethically raised organic meat ( a boxa this or a boxa that... get it?) but have since widened their horizons and now as well as their regular deliveries they have a collection point at Ballylagan Organic Farm (a day out in itself) on a Saturday where it's like a Farmer's Market style set up and you can buy all sorts of fab products like fermented foods, organic veg, and homemade sourdough breads & raw milk for those not on a Whole30. They also recently set up a partnership with Ke Nako Biltong offering a 12% discount to all Boxa customers on their Biltong made fresh each month from Culmore Organic Beef.

    You can contact Rita through their FB page (Boxa), or via twitter (@boxaboxa) to get added to their mailing list so you can place orders for delivery/collection.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Bricka in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Personally I don't really count the fat in egg yolks unless it's pre or post WO, and I always add an additional fat source to my meals regardless of how fatty the protein is.
    It's honestly hard to go overboard on good fats.
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    MeadowLily reacted to SugarcubeOD in carb quantity & hair loss   
    Your best bet would be to list a few days of your typical Whole30 intake including portion sizes, meal timing and fluid intake, along with workouts, stress, sleep patterns and ongoing health concerns (auto immune conditions etc...).
    It's hard for us to tell you that your hairloss is attributed to your carb intake when we don't know what you've been eating.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in UK "E Numbers" to avoid   
    Actually Blue Dragon is fine - there are no off plan ingredients added, it's just not the best option.
    Not sure on the price of Biona, but you could also go for this option on Amazon which is purely coconut extract & water next time you're ordering you're coconut oil (I've found it's the cheapest place to get it) and get free postage....
     
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    MeadowLily reacted to kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    They were written at different times, the program evolves, the creators are only human, neither schedule is written in stone, both are just examples to give people an idea of how to proceed, etc etc.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Are you doing the standard reintro?
    If so I'd be inclined to schedule in anything you ever see yourself eating again - forewarned is forearmed - you might find that even sporadically is too often!
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    ^^ That looks amazing!!

    I'm training this morning so just had a preWO of some roasted shredded chicken and a few mouthfuls of guac - nothing worth taking a photo of...!!

     
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    MeadowLily reacted to SugarcubeOD in The crazy things people say   
    My very overweight, very unhealthy, lives on fast food neighbor last night:
    I've learned that as long as you take a multi-vitamin, you can eat anything you want including fast food because the vitamin gives your body the means to deal with the toxins. The problems come when you eat the junk and DON"T take a multi-vitamin.
    I was dumbfounded.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    The protocol in the UK for a Coeliac test is actually 6wks of eating gluten prior to testing as far as I know. What we're doing here, however,  is looking for food sensitivities, and in most cases, having eliminated gluten from the system for 30 days, the reaction will be fairly quick & obvious when it is reintroduced.
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    MeadowLily reacted to kruddock in The crazy things people say   
    I was at a health food store looking at Vitamin B supplements. One of the ingredients was sorbitol, of all things. When I asked someone who worked there why they have to put sorbitol in a vitamin that you swallow, they said not to worry its a "good kind" of sorbitol.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from MeGA"gardener" in The crazy things people say   
    You need grains to hold your teeth in your gums and hair on your head.
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    MeadowLily 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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    MeadowLily reacted to Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    Now all I want to eat is a fish supper with lashings of chippie sauce, good job I won't be going home for a while 
     
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from MeGA"gardener" in The crazy things people say   
    You need grains to hold your teeth in your gums and hair on your head.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Bricka in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily 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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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Mr Studio City in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from lizbrad63 in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Create that plan and work that plan.  CowboyUP because she's gonna buck!

     
     It will be the rodeo ride of your life but you'll get a big buckle at the end.  You'll be the champion bareback rider.

     
     
     Keep your hand in the rein and find your rhythm.  Hang on with everything that you have.  Come back for rodeo cowboy tips and how to keep yourself encouraged. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to lizbrad63 in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would love to kick T2 to the curb!!  That's my plan!!