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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    You should definitely ask your doctor to be sure, but as I understand it (not being medically trained at all) is that ketones form when you are burning fat.  In the case of diabetics, as long as your blood sugar is stable, it is fine/normal to have ketones in your blood and your body can deal with it.  Ketones become a huge problem when you have no insulin with which to deal with them.  Blood sugar is stable = insulin is balanced.  
    Just so you know as well, while we want everyone to become "fat adapted" that does not mean putting people into ketosis.  Ketosis is achieved by consuming very low carbs (and usually very high fat).  There is enough veggies (including starchy) and fruits that most people will never enter ketosis, it is usually something they would have to do on purpose.  Fat adapted simply means that your body can choose between burning fat for fuel or sugar/carbs for fuel.
    Also, as you are a Type 2 diabetic, you know that Type 2 is nearly completely diet controlled and as you said above, you're almost in normal range and your body is starting to balance out.
    Again, not medically trained.  
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I get by with one serving of berries, too  for T2.   I've used all of the compliant fats and a protein for any craving. Once you move from sugar burner to fat burner, those cravings for sugars will be silenced.  It may take you longer than 30 days.   More Fats.  STAT. 

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    MeadowLily reacted to CeeCeeMcGee in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Good morning folks!  I have a question for those that may have had high blood sugar when they began the Whole 30.  I am on day 11 and have seen a drastic change from when I started to now when I took my sugars in the morning.    Heck, 50 more points and it will be in the normal range, so color me impressed with this meal plan.   My issue, and my doctor told me this would happen, is that as my sugars come down it's triggering the hunger reflex in the body.  Despite having a small portion of healthy fat with each meal, I find that I feel like I am completely famished between meals.  I haven't worried much about portion control as of yet since I've known that this will be an issue.  I make sure that I eat plenty of good vegetables and three small servings of fruit each day.  
      I guess that I am just wondering if anyone else went through this?  Once my sugars stabilize in a week or so will I not feel like I want to eat everything in sight?  Thanks!
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Hi! I am a type1 and I have had the same wonderful results. I would experiment with bumping up your fats to keep you satisfied until your next meal. I keep to 1 or less servings of fruit a day -- typically berries or other in season fruits, nothing tropical.  I would also look at bumping up your protein too and possibly try roasted veggies, as they will give you a more 'full' feeling than say eating just a salad. One of the reasons why I mentioned that I keep my fruit servings to 1 or less a day is that many people have reported hunger later in the day if they have fruit with M1. 
    Play around with your amounts until you reach a point where you are able to go 4-5 hours without being hungry. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Trying to eat through the fridge before we leave on holidays creates meals.
    Breakfast this morning:
    Bed of spinach
    Leftover grilled peppers & pineapple (note, the pineapple was SO tart when I cut it earlier this week that it was inedible.  Grilling it made it so sweet it was like candy!)
    Chopped up chicken breast tossed in a 50/50 mix of mayo & Frank's Red Hot

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from fmr_sailor in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
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    MeadowLily 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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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    You also gotta eat more...!! 
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    It came out really fantastic Ladyshanny! I am thinking about putting curry in my next batch! Couse I do have some cauliflower that needs to be used up --  maybe I will do that one tomorrow!! 
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    MeadowLily 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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    MeadowLily reacted to Hannlib in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    How I love those Elvis burgers. On this week's menu I think.
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Breakfast today was 2 BIG mugfuls of a variation of the gingered zucchini soup in well fed 2. I started out with green onions, 4 cloves of garlic, fresh ginger, 2 zucchini and leftover steamed broccoli from dinner last night. Cooked till the zucchini was really tender -- about 45 min then I added in 4 HUGE handfuls of power greens (chard, kale, spinach) and let them wilt down.OH and I cooked it in bone broth that I am still simmering-- just ladled out what I needed for the soup and put the lid back on the bone broth! Poured it in batches into my food processor and blended away! Chopped up a hard boiled egg and mixed it into my mugs of soup and had a meat patty and raw bell pepper along side. Yum!
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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Leftovers from last night for me:

    Steak topped with sauteed mushrooms, onion, and garlic, sweet potato wedges, and tomato-cucumber salad with sunflower seeds.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning's breakfast...served cold.
    Chicken bacon jalapeno burger, greek salad (minus the feta, of course) & half avocado.  And lots of rock salt.  And coffee.
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    MeadowLily 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!  
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Super easy one yesterday.  Ground beef/turkey combo, diced red pepper, snow peas and a big handful of baby kale.  Served with some pickled jalapeños and a blop of mayo.

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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning:
    Diced greek chicken thighs (made with this seasoning and grilled on the bbq last night)
    Diced precooked sweet potato, snow peas, orange pepper & a bunch of baby kale
    Dollop of mayo

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    MeadowLily reacted to missmary in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning: cold roasted chicken thigh, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. mayo with hot sauce, black coffee. Followed this with a hard boiled egg (they were cooking when I took this picture--normally I have some on hand).

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    MeadowLily reacted to JenX in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning's Meal 1, shredded yam and zucchini, leftover chicken, lightly curried with a touch of coconut milk. Who needs eggs??

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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning was hamburger patties, the last of some tricolore salad I made for the week (thank goodness -- it's good, but getting soggy and I'm tired of it. Next time, I'll only make a half batch), tostones, jicama, tahini dressing, and berry-lemon-ginger kombucha.

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    MeadowLily reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning I made compliant breakfast sausage and tossed in frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and spinach. I topped that with Lizard Sauce. When I don't have Lizard Sauce I stir in homemade mayo instead. Since it takes 5 minutes to make, I always have some! Add coffee & coconut milk, yum!
    Yesterday I had ground beef, onions, green salsa and avocado with some chopped cilantro from my garden. Heaven! I do usually top my meat and veggies with an egg or two, but it's just as delicious when I am out of eggs.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Oh, fun!  
    As it is currently Eight Billion Degrees here today, I thought I'd start off this morning with a salad.  And yes, I ate it out of a huge tupperware because as we always say, your salad needs to be huge and all my large bowls were busy.  Contained potatoes, olives, pickles, peppers, tomatoes, greens, cucumbers, a hunk of meatloaf and this dressing.

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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    One of the most common questions here on the forum is, what can I eat for breakfast? Maybe it's someone used to eating pancakes or pop tarts or just coffee or nothing at all, or maybe it's someone who's been eating eggs and is tired of them or wants to try the AIP protocol that doesn't allow eggs, but most people at some point during a Whole30 wonder about this. I thought maybe we could have a thread about unusual but tasty breakfast options that we could direct people to when they ask.
    So, if you eat the kind of breakfast that makes your non-W30 friends think you're weird, things that aren't your standard eggs and bacon or sausage combos, tell us about them here. If you want to show pictures, go for it.
    (Posts showing or describing obviously non-Whole30 foods like paleo pancakes, fauxtmeal, or coconut yogurt-fruit-nut creations will be deleted without warning. Please stick to meals that meet the meal template.)
    I'll get us started here -- this morning, I had leftover braised round steak, belly dance beet salad, and crisp sweet collards with pecans and raisins.

    So what did you have for your Meal1 this morning?