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    bede0713 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Justin's Classic Almond Butter   
    I'm with you... I see no reason to include in my diet something that is so harmful to the environment that is so unnecessary.  There are loads of oils that are sustainable and less impactful than Palm oil... I feel it's become the new trend (starting to see it in stores like crazy etc..) and I'm not jumping on that band wagon... nope!
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    bede0713 reacted to praxisproject in Justin's Classic Almond Butter   
    Whole30 info: Palm kernel oil is missing all the nutrition from red palm oil (unrefined) and is a white colour.
    Other concerns:
    Palm oil is a $US40 billion dollar industry worldwide, so there are some business practices that may make you not want to purchase products containing palm oil. Personally I find it something I'm not ethically comfortable with, regulation on production doesn't seem to be tough enough to make a difference and food labelling is pretty dodgy around the world when it comes to palm oil (in some countries it's entirely hidden under "vegetable oil" to avoid the eye of angry consumers).
 these guys are critically endangered, so palm oil and anything containing palm oil is off my shopping list until that changes. Industries change fastest with financial incentive If you ever get a chance to see one of these wonders in a zoo, please do. They use tools, are the only non-human species capable of "calculated reciprocity" and interact with those who come to visit them very much like humans do.
    We no longer trade in ivory to protect elephants which are endangered, but palm oil is a real threat to a critically endangered species which will likely become extinct in within our lifetimes. We're quite close to Indonesia here in Australia so palm oil is a hot topic here.
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    bede0713 reacted to Moluv in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Come to think of it, when I make a list and send my husband to do the shopping he spends about half of what I normally spend. I always pick up a bunch of little "treats" like black garlic and $15 boxes of tea that I never drink.
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    bede0713 reacted to Maycat in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I rarely can afford grass fed and organic. I have a family of 5 I feed on $100-200 a week. I live in California too. I get some veggies at the farmers market and stick to what is in season as that will always be cheaper. I go online every week to see what is on sale for meats, and usually only buy meats that are on sale for less than $3/lb. I have found that Raleys in our area has best quality meats so I wait for them to go on sale and buy a bunch and throw it in the freezer. Even though I can't afford grass-fed right now I am still eating healthier than before with all that pasta and rice and beans.
    On the Whole30 you can't eat most sausages, chocolate, processed foods and wine so it lowers the cost of your weekly shopping. I find myself doing a weekly cookup (Well Fed - best investment so far). I avoid ice tea at coffee houses, since sometimes bagged tea contains soy. I splurged for organic tea and made my own iced tea every day.
    Because I can't afford to go out to eat on our budget right now, and fast food is out, I find myself rarely letting veggies and meats go to waste, so am saving more money than before. Planning your meals for the week will definitely help your budget and time. Good luck!
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    bede0713 reacted to LoisH99 in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I figured the savings from not buying wine made up for the higher food costs during my whole 30!
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    bede0713 reacted to GFChris in Plate Size   
    Might be a little over-thinking going on. <grin>
    This might make things easier: use 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies, and the appropriate amount of compliant fat, per the Whole30 meal template, at each meal.
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    bede0713 reacted to Megan Claydon in Chipotle?   
    Hey Lauren,
    Let me just say that I personally LOVE me some chipotle! It can definitely come in handy when you are in a pinch for food away from home or you want to suggest a place to eat among friends who may not be as into healthy eating as you are. That being said, you are RIGHT, everything they cook is soybean oil based...even if you got the carnitas, the peppers and onions are still sauteed in soybean oil.
    To avoid the soybean oil you could do the romaine lettuce, carnitas, guacamole, and pico. Double the meat and maybe even the guacamole too.