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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Brewer5 in Energy Balls   
    They're called energy balls because people who want to eat healthy foods wouldn't be interested in "sugar high balls". 
    They give you energy because you're on a sugar high. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to LuluBee28 in Meal times pre and post workout   
    @rockystamper - I find that it really depends on your specific situation and what kinds of workouts you do. 
    For me, I do pretty intense CrossFit sessions and if I were to eat right before, it would not be pretty. So I tend to have a smaller 'meal' about 1 hour before my workouts and eat my 3rd meal within 1 hour of finishing. This keeps my hunger at bay later in the day and gives me the energy I need to work out without feeling too full, and after the workout, I get to have my full recovery meal.
    A few ideas for pre-workout ideas are: eggs and guacamole/avocado, chicken sausage and some nuts, turkey meatballs with whole30 mayo ( = I usually combine some protein with a healthy fat) 
    After your workout, you can then fuel up with some protein and carbohydrates.
    But this is just what works for me... hopefully, this helps a little. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to kirkor in Energy Balls   
    lol ya reminds me of how I've long marveled at how marketers got the "protein bar" label to be accepted on what should clearly be called "carb bars".
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Brewer5 in Energy Balls   
    They're called energy balls because people who want to eat healthy foods wouldn't be interested in "sugar high balls". 
    They give you energy because you're on a sugar high. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Am I eating too much!   
    #1 - stop focusing on the calories. 
    You're probably actually not eating enough. 
    Post workout should be lean protein and starchy carbs if you feel like your need them, not sugar (aka the apple) and fat. 
    Veggies are missing from breakfast and there is no need to not eat both egg yolks. Your dinner has no fat, so you can add some ghee or mayo or olives. How does that sausage compare to the length, width, and thickness of your hand? It takes at least 2 sausage links to make one of my hands, so that might not be enough. 
    And for my own curiosity, who makes a compliant honey mustard?
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Brewer5 in Energy Balls   
    They're called energy balls because people who want to eat healthy foods wouldn't be interested in "sugar high balls". 
    They give you energy because you're on a sugar high. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Packaged Chips   
    You mentioned boredom snacking and that is something you'll want to break. Go take a walk, move around, call a friend, do something else if you're looking for a snack out of boredom. Don't make chips for that purpose. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Packaged Chips   
    You mentioned boredom snacking and that is something you'll want to break. Go take a walk, move around, call a friend, do something else if you're looking for a snack out of boredom. Don't make chips for that purpose. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to ladyshanny in Social Life, Where are you?   
    I've done Paint Nite a couple of times now and while I do have a glass of wine, I suspect not having it wouldn't even be noticeable; you're so focussed on the painting you "forget" about your drink!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Brewer5 in Day 26 - Itchy scalp?   
    Yeah, I'd say drastically reducing your nut intake would be a good start. Nuts should be limited and the fats in your meals should be varied.
    Here's from the "Whole30 Can I Have?" article, specifically from the entry on Almond Milk: 
    Tip: Nuts and seeds aren’t your best fat choice, in general, and drinking your food is always less healthy than eating it. So when it comes to almond milk, even if you make your own… we’d rather you just eat the almonds once in a while!
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    laura_juggles reacted to slc_melissa in large quantities of water immediately after meals   
    Gallbladder specific questions would be better directed to a doctor/nutritionist instead of random internet people.  Whole30 doesn't have any rules (I've ever seen, anyway) about time of consumption of water.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    Sounds like you just caught a bug and ignored it for a couple weeks until it got to the point that your doctor felt you needed multiple antibiotics to deal with it. The immune system doesn't fight toxins; it fights bacteria and viruses. The liver and kidneys are your body's "detox" system. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from DisneyGal25 in Chipotle   
    You can ask for the fajita veggies raw. They don't get oiled until they're cooked  
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    laura_juggles reacted to sweetcee in Breakfast struggles   
    I had the golden cauliflower soup on my “to make” list and finally got around to it. THANK YOU, @laura_juggles, for reminding me! It is easy, delicious and seriously the only thing that’s hit the spot over the past few days. I need to go get supplies for another batch!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from sweetcee in Breakfast struggles   
    Ooh, carrot cardamom soup sounds divine! Have you tried Mel Joulwan's golden cauliflower soup? That one's my favorite. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from sweetcee in Breakfast struggles   
    I post this on practically every "what can I have for breakfast" thread that I click into, but if it helps people, I'll sound like a broken record
    Blended soups in the morning are *awesome*. It gets your veg and often fat (coconut milk/cream!) and can be paired with eggs or whatever variety of protein strikes your fancy. Then, once your hormones are more cooperative, you can get into your egg bakes or whatever.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from AtlantaJJ in Xanthan Gum   
    As you mentioned with the canola oil, this isn't compliant for in-home use. If you were out at a restaurant and this dressing was an option for your salad, then it would be okay. Based on what's in it, though, it would be super easy to mix up something similar in a blender using compliant ingredients. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Compliant pumpkin breakfast bake   
    I love blended soup in the morning. Something like Mel Joulwan's golden cauliflower soup is warm and savory. Pair that with some lighter protein like chicken breast and it's a good, compliant, filling meal that doesn't venture off into having sweet baked things for breakfast. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to SugarcubeOD in Additives-Season All Seasoned Salt   
    Did you try googling what those items are?  Google 'whole30 silicon dioxide' and 'whole30 calcium silicate' and see what you come up with   There's almost no ingredient that hasn't been discussed here before  
     
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from AtlantaJJ in Xanthan Gum   
    As you mentioned with the canola oil, this isn't compliant for in-home use. If you were out at a restaurant and this dressing was an option for your salad, then it would be okay. Based on what's in it, though, it would be super easy to mix up something similar in a blender using compliant ingredients. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from MustangSally92 in Natural Flavors added to food?   
    @AAC5453 I've copied and pasted this from the FDA website:
    How can I know if there is MSG in my food?
    FDA requires that foods containing added MSG list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. However, MSG occurs naturally in ingredients such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extracts, and protein isolate, as well as in tomatoes and cheeses. While FDA requires that these products be listed on the ingredient panel, the agency does not require the label to also specify that they naturally contain MSG. However, foods with any ingredient that naturally contains MSG cannot claim “No MSG” or “No added MSG” on their packaging. MSG also cannot be listed as “spices and flavoring.”
     
    If you're going to call someone out, maybe get your information from the source of the regulation rather than a propaganda website like "truth in labeling". We already recommend that people not consume products with the list I made bold above because of the naturally occurring MSG. However, just as fruits and veggies are allowed despite their naturally occurring sugar and even tomatoes with their naturally occurring MSG, no one is going to show up at someone's house and kick them out of the Whole30 for using a beef broth with yeast extract in it. 

    We can encourage people to make better choices and look for items that don't contain added flavorings or preservatives, but if that cup of coconut-flavored coffee with "natural flavorings" makes someone a little happier when they're having a tough day or a can of LaCroix with its "natural flavorings" helps someone kick a 4-Diet-Coke-a-day habit, it's not a bad thing. It's better for us to cheer someone on for their small steps of progress than to tell them "oh well, you made soup with broth containing yeast extract and that's mucked it all up too bad you're not trying hard enough."
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in I don't get it. Baffled.   
    In providing advice to people, we need to be mindful of the details. The FDA does not allow growth hormones or steroids to be used in raising dairy cows, veal calves, pigs, or poultry. Hormone use in poultry was banned in the US in the 1950s. In beef cattle, cows are implanted with a pellet in back of the ear and the pellet dissolves over 100-120 days. Beef cattle are typically in the feedlot for 100-200 days, for perspective. 
    The fact is, Whole30 singlehandedly removes the largest source of added hormones in our diet by removing soy and soy-containing products. 3.5 oz of soy protein contains over 5 times the amount of estrogen in my daily birth control pill (which is low dose, it's over 2x the amount of normal and high dose birth control pills). Comparatively, 3.5 oz of soy protein contains over 100,000 nanograms of estrogen. 3 oz of steak from implanted beef contains approximately 1.9 nanograms while 3oz of potatoes contains approximately 225 nanograms. 
    Citation: Handa, Y., H. Fujita, Y. Watanabe, S. Honma, M. Kaneuchi, H. Minakami, and R. Kishi. 2010. Does dietary estrogen intake from meat relate to the incidence of hormone-dependent cancers? J. Clin. Oncolo. 28:15s. 2010 (suppl; abstr. 1553).
     
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in I don't get it. Baffled.   
    In providing advice to people, we need to be mindful of the details. The FDA does not allow growth hormones or steroids to be used in raising dairy cows, veal calves, pigs, or poultry. Hormone use in poultry was banned in the US in the 1950s. In beef cattle, cows are implanted with a pellet in back of the ear and the pellet dissolves over 100-120 days. Beef cattle are typically in the feedlot for 100-200 days, for perspective. 
    The fact is, Whole30 singlehandedly removes the largest source of added hormones in our diet by removing soy and soy-containing products. 3.5 oz of soy protein contains over 5 times the amount of estrogen in my daily birth control pill (which is low dose, it's over 2x the amount of normal and high dose birth control pills). Comparatively, 3.5 oz of soy protein contains over 100,000 nanograms of estrogen. 3 oz of steak from implanted beef contains approximately 1.9 nanograms while 3oz of potatoes contains approximately 225 nanograms. 
    Citation: Handa, Y., H. Fujita, Y. Watanabe, S. Honma, M. Kaneuchi, H. Minakami, and R. Kishi. 2010. Does dietary estrogen intake from meat relate to the incidence of hormone-dependent cancers? J. Clin. Oncolo. 28:15s. 2010 (suppl; abstr. 1553).
     
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from littleg in Scared of overeating / the struggle of letting go of portioncontrol   
    You're not letting go of portion control. You're just shifting your frame of reference. 
    If you're worried about buying produce and you are able to get to a market more than once per week, buy a little less than you think you need and make a second trip to round out whatever you're needing later in the week. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from littleg in Scared of overeating / the struggle of letting go of portioncontrol   
    You're not letting go of portion control. You're just shifting your frame of reference. 
    If you're worried about buying produce and you are able to get to a market more than once per week, buy a little less than you think you need and make a second trip to round out whatever you're needing later in the week.