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  1. Kirsteen

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Miracle noodles have no carbs and no calories because our body doesn't recognise them as food and cannot use them. If I said to you put this gas in your car but by the way the car won't recognise it and the engine can't use it - you'd think I was mad. Yet somehow humans now think it's acceptable to eat *food* that our bodies can't use. Sorry but this is one of my pet peeves W30 is about eating real wholesome nutritious food that will nourish our bodies not 'stuff' that will provide us with absolutely nothing so please, please no miracle noodles
  2. I've had all the lymph nodes in my left arm removed and was getting mild lymphoedema. the hospital fitted me with a really tight sleeve to wear. My daughter goes "Oh mum, it's making your hand swell up, it looks a lot fatter". I swear my first thought was "Yeah - that's the hand i use to measure my protein and fat"
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    I have a very small fridge freezer provided by the landlord so I can't change it. I bought a table top freezer which, don't laugh, lives in my bedroom. In it, I keep meats that I've cooked and frozen in individual portions. The trouble is, its so crammed full that my new menu planning is open the freezer and whatever falls out first is the meal
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    Eating too much fat?

    I'm really, really glad you're ditching the app. As Tom said our current society is fat phobic to an extent never seen before and also fatter than ever before. Look at the start of the obesity epidemic, it totally coincides with the start of low fat dieting. My grandparents generation used to fight over who got the fattiest bit of meat, who could get the fat that had dripped off it in cooking. None of them were overweight. We need the nourishment from good fats; it's sad that so many people still mistakenly avoid them.
  5. That's fantastic news. I'm soooo pleased for him. Getting rid of the anxiety attacks is *huge* Seriously you must be very proud of him and, as I said before, he's really, really lucky to have you as an uncle. So pat yourself on the back as these improvements are down to you. Well done
  6. Your say you love fast food - meaning the Mason Jar Salads sitting in your fridge (they're my new thing )
  7. Kirsteen

    Your favorite tea

    At Whole Foods, I found a small packet of Seasoned Pioneers Chai Spice Mix. It's great because i can brew up any tea i want and just add a pich of this for extra flavour.
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    Your favorite tea

    You're right, you don't need to start over for one accidental sip but isn't it amazing how food manufacturers/providers seem to assume we need everything sweetened. It's one of my pet peeves. Well done on spotting it right away.
  9. I don't think your nephew will ever realise just how lucky he is to have you as an uncle. Personally I think you're awesome
  10. Plantains are the first that spring to mind.
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    Panera Bread Hidden Menu

    Not to mention the rice starch, modified food starch and artificial flavourings. Guess I can stop feeling jealous there's none over here Nitrates are actually OK. However I looked up sodium erythorbate and Livestrong has this to say about it "Sodium erythorbate has been found to cause general side effects such as headaches, body flushing, generalized fatigue and malaise, dizziness, lightheadedness and hemolysis, a condition where red blood cells rupture leading to anemia and other complications. Sodium erythorbate can cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gastritis, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These symptoms can lead to significant dehydration if not managed appropriately and in a timely manner. Sodium erythorbate in high doses can lead to a buildup of acids in the bloodstream leading to the formation of kidney stones and the symptoms associated with them. These include flank pain, blood in the urine, and kidney and bladder infections." Do they really think we want to eat this stuff?
  12. Sorry, I should have realised. I'm sorry. It's not something I have any experience of directly but googling it brought up a whole plethora of articles, most of which seemed to recomend giving it up. One doctor did suggest having a cup of coffee, when you had time to simply sit and note your heart rate and monitor any sypmtoms you had to see if coffee was causing them or making them worse. Whatever you do, I do wish all your family the very best.
  13. Some people react badly to caffeine, others it doesn't seem to bother. The W30 program recomends conscientious consumption. The W30 coffee mainfesto is here and will give you all the info.
  14. I've got nothing constructive to add, I just wanted to say that I'm truly humbled reading all your posts and I wish each and every one of you all the success in the world. Look forward to hearing how you all get on. Take care and all the very best.
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    The crazy things people say

    Every so often I do the YouGov surveys. You state how well you agree or disgaree with a statement. One of todays was " I like to treat myself with foods that are not good for me". Excuse me????? If a food is not good for me, how on earth is that a treat?
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    Your favorite tea

    Arrrgh I am sooo jealous. I went to check their website and it looks absolutely delicious. Unfortunately you can multiply the cost by 4 when you add in shipping to the UK. Why does no one stock it over here
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    I remember in the dim and distant past when I tried Atkins and the Carb Addicts Diet, they always stressed drinking a lot of water and claimed the extra protein you were eating needed it.
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    The crazy things people say

    My short and simple answer is "I've found they don't agree with me". Well they don't
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    food dreams

    I really don't know but my food dream was eating a cheese sandwich. Now I've been gluten free for 12 years and dairy free for nearly 3 years so why that? I haven't a clue. I must have a really warped subconcsious
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    Many moons ago when I did low carb diets they always stressed that if you were eating more protein you needed to drink more water. Personally i think most people could do with drinking more but many people mistake the signs of thirst for hunger and eat instead. I think on a Whole30 you just get more in tune with your body and what it really needs.
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    Ideas for more fats?!

    Home made mayo on anything, coconut oil either to cook with or melt on top of veggies etc
  22. LOL ah now if only i had a jar of coconut oil that size. I buy it by the kilo but wow, how many kilos would that take?
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    The crazy things people say

    Went into an in-store cafe to treat myself to a black coffee. Was served it and then had the following conversation. Server : Is that all or can I tempt you with one of our cakes or muffins. Me: No thanks, that's fine. Server : Oh, ok here then and puts shortbread type cookie on my saucer. Me : No thanks, don't waste that. I won't be eating it. Server : But it's free! Me : (thinking to avoid an argument) It's ok I'm gluten free. Server : Oh, no problem I can get you a gluten free one. Me : (wishing I'd never brought it up) No thanks, honestly don't bother. Server : Oh you people that stick to your new year's diet. Me : I'm not actually on a diet. Server : What! You're not on a diet and you still don't want this even though it's free??
  24. ....look at the jar of coconut oil and wish their thumbs were bigger
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    Coffee Creamer?

    I'm so glad you said this. I've drunk coffee straight black for over 40 years. I've recently started using either the creamer or coconut milk + oil in my coffee just to get the extra fat. I still can't face my first coffee like that though, that one has to be black.