laura_juggles

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    Making greeting cards, arts and crafts, Doctor Who, Star Wars, reading, trying to find good movies at my local Redbox, weight lifting, trying to get my friends who "don't dance" to practice Sh'Bam with me ;D

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  1. laura_juggles

    Looking for a substitute for melted cheese as a “glue”.

    I think by the fact that you started off looking for a binder and now are trying to figure out a cheesy texture, this might be something you leave off until after your Whole30. Nothing anyone suggests is going to that closely mimic the texture of cheese, which is what you're looking for.
  2. if you don't have a lot to lose, then you just might not lose any. It's also possible that your "natural weight" has changed in the last 7 years. Or you're not eating enough for your level of activity.
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    Fighting off a cold since the beginning

    Honestly, probably not. It's winter and practically everyone has some kind of virus.
  4. laura_juggles

    PRE WORKOUT HELP???

    Rx Bars are emergency food only - like you're unexpectedly stuck in traffic for hours. Pre-workout isn't an emergency
  5. Toss a big ol' bowl of pretty much whatever veg you want with some oil/ghee and seasonings and chuck it in the oven to roast while you're having dinner. Then you'll have lots of ready-to-go cooked veg. Almost as quick as raw
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    Is Whole30 Compliant Buffalo Chicken Dip Allowed?

    "Whole30 compliant" and "delicious" aren't mutually exclusive. Now, if buffalo wings have always been a food without brakes for you, then the recipe may well be SWYPO. But SWYPO is a very personal and subjective thing.
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    Almost Done With Day 17 and I Feel Nothing

    It may not be a matter of not eating enough from a volume perspective, but the proportions being off. All the veg you have listed is either starchy or, like, heavy. Might want to play around with swapping out all or part of one of those potato servings for a veg that's green. Cook some chard or kale with the bacon at dinner. Tweaking your pre- and post-workout "meals" may also help...you've not got any protein in there and protein/carb is the recommended pre/post-workout rather than carb/fat.
  8. Which option for what is best?
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    Swapping Beef Broth for Chicken Broth

    It will taste lighter...chickeny rather than beefy. You may want to throw some herbs (or more herbs) into it to kind of "beef up" the flavor, as it were. Sorry, I couldn't not make the pun
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    Amazon

    Looking at the picture, I was going to say that US Wellness Meats product looks more like a summer sausage. Probably still super yummy...but not a salami.
  11. laura_juggles

    Chewing gum

    Chewing on something tells the brain to tell the stomach to get ready to start digesting. When you're chewing and not giving the stomach anything to do, it gets confused. Gum also just plain ol' isn't allowed on Whole30. Tell him to ditch the gum. Gum: No All chewing gums contain some form of added sweeteners (including xylitol) that aren’t acceptable under Whole30 guidelines. Tip: Chewing sends a message to your body that food is coming. If you spend a lot of time chewing, but not eating, your body is going to get quite confused in its responses. Consider brushing your teeth more frequently or chewing on mint leaves or fennel seeds as a fresh-breath alternative. See our 9 Fresh-Breath Strategies for more ideas.
  12. This time year, it's just as likely (if not more) that it's the actual flu.
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    How to make crispy chicken strips?

    I've found that the chicken needs to be *dry* to start. Then give it a toss in some starch...I feel like potato starch may work well here, but arrowroot or one of the other compliant starches could do (hopefully someone else will chime in here! lol). Then into beaten egg, then into seasoned almond meal. It's still occasionally iffy, but usually works. Part of the issue is that in normal chicken tenders, the egg and flour will mush together and make a sort of batter. Almond or coconut meal won't/can't do that. And then we're not deep frying on top of that so it's tough.
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    First Date?

    That's where you choosing the restaurant comes into play. You can call ahead and ask all your questions, do all your research before the date. Figure out what you can eat, bring your own dressing (or go the olive oil and lemon route), and know what you're going to order before you walk in. You'll need to ask about marinades and cooking oils (remember that canola is allowed when dining out, so if they say canola's put on the grill/griddle, you're okay there). Usually the easiest meals to shimmy into compliance are plain steak, steamed veg, and a baked potato. Just reiterate when you order that you don't want any sauces or butter/sour cream with your meal. Even if you don't get a salad, olive oil and lemon will spice up the steamed veg.
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    On the verge of quitting...

    Yes! You got through it! It's super tough when you have something in mind that you know will help give you a boost and then the plans fall through (dang you Walmart for closing! I mean, I get closing for storms but I've been in your position too!). I hope you're proud of yourself and counting that as a victory that even when things were not going your way, you toughed it out.