MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to frantastic in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Deb - that cracked me up. Exactly how large a chicken can you hold in your hand?
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    MeadowLily reacted to kirkor in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Am I doing this right?
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     

     
    Well you are allowed to have 2 servings of protein if you need it. This would be a question for the top dogs in all seriousness. I'd be scared I'd drop one of my very expensive pastured eggs trying to build a pyramid. And my floors are not really clean right now...and I would scoop it up and eat it anyway. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    You most certainly can. Also remember that you can't always trust your hunger signals while things adjust. But if you just can't eat anymore saving it and eating it as a mini meal is a great option. Your body will adjust.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    I am! I think one more would tip the ship. I remember reading in something Melissa posted that Dallas can hold more eggs when he is very hungry though. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to SteFYI in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Are you telling me my egg portion size is 5 of these eggs?!  I think I can fit one more on here!
     

     
     
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    MeadowLily reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    We as moderators see a lot of confusion around here on what constitutes a serving of eggs when eggs are your primary protein source. We tell you as many as you can hold in your hand without dropping but I still don't think people actually try this. So I thought I'd post a visual for you folks. It would be fun if other people added their own pictures too. Try the experiment.
     
    Context - I'm 5'4" female and these are large eggs.
     
     

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    MeadowLily reacted in Coconut Flakes   
    Sprinkled on chilli, stew's or stir frys
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    MeadowLily reacted to missmary in Coconut Flakes   
     
    Sorry, I can't not say something about this: eating monkey salad "all the time" is NOT a good choice during a whole30. I know, people on the internet said it was and I'm sorry they tricked you. Monkey salad might be ok as a small portion in another meal one time, but most people eat this in place of breakfast and that makes me sad. The best results during the whole30 come from eating protein, vegetables and fat at every meal, not eating a fruit and nut salad designed to remind you of your previous sweet/carb-heavy breakfast. Why do all this hard work to be "technically compliant"? Why not go all the way?
     
    Here is the meal template: http://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf
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    MeadowLily reacted to AngelaG in Don't over think this.   
    Does anyone know what "occasional fruit" means in the guidelines? I'm on Day 4 and have been searching the forums - but haven't found the answer I'm looking for. The program guideline of "x protein, plus x vegetable" per meal makes sense to me - but does occasional fruit mean: Once per day? Once per week? Twice per week? With all of the talk about the "sugar dragon" I just don't want to overconsume fruit in my Whole30 process. Thanks much! :-D
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    MeadowLily reacted to JaniceA in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would go to a ranch where I could ride my horse anytime anywhere I wanted. I would hire someone well versed on whole30 foods so I didn't or wouldnt have to think about it at all. Not having to worry about cooking or cleaning but just having fun doing what I love to do is my idea of a perfect vacation.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jpketz in Don't over think this.   
    Had to chime in and agree wholeheartedly with Robin.
    One of the hardest things to do is to keep an otherwise smart person from overthinking. And when you assemble a whole bunch of smart people (like this community) then the temptation is to REALLY overthink things and even sometimes "co-overthink" things. (©co-overthink. New term. Thank you). which may explain 4 pages of forum posts on the relative merits of protein powder and bullet-proof coffee (not together). Not that I haven't enjoyed engaging in, and sometimes starting, those esoteric discussions.
    I read a book a few years ago called "Younger Next Year" in which the authors break down their exercise and eating program into the phrase: "Move every day, don't eat crap". While I probably could have used a few more particulars about the "crap" I was supposed to avoid, the "move every day" part got me to the gym at 6:30 a.m. nearly every day for a year. Keeping it simple was exactly what I needed.
    Michael Pollan's now famous prescription for healthy eating, "Eat food, not too much, mainly plants" is another reductionist, yet amazingly helpful mantra that helps me navigate through the often bewildering post-W30 world along with occasional re-reads of ISWF.
    In fact I sometimes REALLYREALLY crave the simplicity of Whole30 because it was so simple. Even though I'm 90% on plan even now, it's still harder out here.
    So to all newbies...enjoy the "freedom" of having a well-defined set of guidelines for 30 days. Try underthinking a little and just enjoy the not eating crap.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Susan W in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.