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    laura_juggles got a reaction from LauraOC in Whole30 Ketchup Recipe   
    The way it works in my head for a recipe like BBQ sauce or ketchup is like this:
    1-2 dates is just enough to mellow the harshness of the vinegar and/or temper a spice like cayenne so the sauce is tasty but not dominated by one flavor component (like the vinegar)
    1/3 cup dates or more is straight up making something sweet
     
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Headaches   
    Also, dude, that list of "worst diets" was a list of "worst diets for weight loss". Absolutely nowhere is Whole30 advertised as a weight loss plan. In fact, it's regularly mentioned that it's not. Lots of people do lose weight on a Whole30 because by giving the body better quality food and not a free pass to snack (lots of those "weight loss plans" basically have you eating little bits of food constantly), folks lose some weight. 
    Blood sugar spikes can cause headaches. What causes blood sugar spikes? Sugary foods, whether it's a Snickers or a Larabar. 
    Most folks don't know how to listen to their bodies without some guidance. I had no idea that legumes were what made me feel like death warmed up until I did a Whole30 with the proper reintroductions. I wouldn't have had a framework to figure out what was making me feel bad if it wasn't for the Whole30. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Post-Workout Meal After Evening Crossfit   
    My typical post-workout on Whole30 is like one chicken tender and a wedge of sweet potato because I'd be eating either lunch or dinner shortly thereafter, but I need to get the post-workout fuel in. Try seriously shrinking the portions post-workout. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Pamylabean in Sulfites   
    I think that may be a little over-simplified in this particular case. A lot of vinegars will list the sulfites in the ingredients, but it's bracketed or in parenthesis, but those are naturally occurring. That's allowed. In the case of vinegars, just because the label says "Contains Sulfites" doesn't automatically exclude it. We would need a pic of the ingredients or an exact transcription of the ingredients in a post here to make a determination on a particular bottle. Here are some examples:
    Compliant:
    Balsamic vinegar of Modena (contains sulfites).
    Red Wine Vinegar, Grape Must. Contains Naturally Occurring Sulfites.
    Non-Compliant:
    Burgundy wine vinegar dilute with water to 5% acidity, sulphur dioxide 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Me02022007 in Cauliflower patties   
    Really sounds like the same thing as cauliflower tortillas but by another name. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Breakfast Advice   
    Hard boiled eggs can be *so* tough to eat. I like eggs and there are some days when there is nothing in the world that could convince me to eat a hard boiled egg. 
    The egg drizzled into soup (like egg drop soup from the Chinese restaurant) might go down easier. 
    How about cold meats? Chicken that was grilled or roasted the night before and you can eat it right out of the fridge? Then it doesn't have that "cooking meat" smell. Even if it's just a bite or two at first. Then maybe a couple days later it'll be 4 bites, then 5, etc. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in SWYPO Question   
    I think, for me, a large part of the problem is that the blogger is clearly advertising this bake as a complete breakfast for when you have a craving for something sweet at breakfast. Which, for Whole30, is totally not the way to do it.
    I think it'd be an incredible Thanksgiving or fancy dinner side, though, like Shannon said. 
    Just my 2 cents  
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    laura_juggles reacted to SchrodingersCat in Netflix - What the Health   
    Even the vegans I know are labeling What the Health as shameful, cherry picked fear-mongering.
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    laura_juggles reacted to coconuts in Having knee replacement surgery and have to drink Ensure   
    OK, here's my opinion. I'm an RN and it might be heresy, but I never recommend Ensure or Boost to anyone. Terrible ingredients.
    It's like... "don't even get me started on what I think about Ensure and Boost... grrrrrr..."
    Extra protein is good for wound healing. How about some compliant jerky?  Here's one: https://www.amazon.com/Chomps-Grass-Sticks-Whole30-Variety/dp/B0108MQVAM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503691015&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=whole30+jerky&psc=1&smid=AR8XJJ19SNPNX 
    Each stick has 9 grams of protein. 2 sticks and your'e already at 18 grams. 
    Or, you could just eat one beef patty extra each day. 4oz has about 25G of protein, plus all the other benefits of real food.
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    laura_juggles reacted to JamieK in Leg cramps: tried mag, cal + potass   
    Posting to update; sweet potatoes are the magic bullet for me.  On days I work out hard I must need the potassium!  They taste delicious and I have been leg cramp free since introducing them!!!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Unity kombucha   
    The health benefits of kombucha (when fermented to just that negligible alcohol content in "normal" kombucha) outweigh that negligible alcohol content. When it's further fermented to have a significantly higher alcohol content, then it's more boozy beverage you drink for the sake of getting a buzz than a fermented beverage you drink for the good things it does for your gut. 
    You can't have freaking vanilla extract because of the alcohol content; I would think any liquid with a higher ABV than most beers would be obviously out. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SweetEnough in Tea Brands!   
    It's really impossible to give someone a list of brands or flavors of anything since there can be (and are) regional variances in recipes and companies can (and do) change ingredients on a whim without telling anyone except the people who print their packaging. 
    Basically, you'll have to read every label. You'll likely have an easier time finding "plain" teas without fruits or flavorings that are compliant. But anything with stevia is out; lots of fruit teas have candied fruit and that's out. I had a vanilla caramel tea with "natural flavorings" which is allowable, except that it also had soy. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Unity kombucha   
    The health benefits of kombucha (when fermented to just that negligible alcohol content in "normal" kombucha) outweigh that negligible alcohol content. When it's further fermented to have a significantly higher alcohol content, then it's more boozy beverage you drink for the sake of getting a buzz than a fermented beverage you drink for the good things it does for your gut. 
    You can't have freaking vanilla extract because of the alcohol content; I would think any liquid with a higher ABV than most beers would be obviously out. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in SWYPO Question   
    I think, for me, a large part of the problem is that the blogger is clearly advertising this bake as a complete breakfast for when you have a craving for something sweet at breakfast. Which, for Whole30, is totally not the way to do it.
    I think it'd be an incredible Thanksgiving or fancy dinner side, though, like Shannon said. 
    Just my 2 cents  
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SweetEnough in So frustrated-watermelon on day 22 was a bust   
    This was exactly what I was going to suggest
    Or, if you still want to have watermelon available for your kids, start with one of those baby watermelons, portion it out and label one for you, and one each for your kids. You have yours, but going back into the fridge to get more and only met with the portions for your kids might give you enough pause to tell yourself "you already had yours; eating Jimmy's would make me a really not-nice mommy" and walk away (making up kids' names here). 
    Regarding the nuts, *never* eat directly out of the container. Make portions of nuts to keep in the car...the tiny snack size baggies are perfect for that. Label containers if you have to with "do not eat out of the container" to help you break the habit. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in County Line BBQ   
    It's entirely possible that recipes have changed in 3 and a half years, so you should call and ask yourself to be sure. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SweetEnough in So frustrated-watermelon on day 22 was a bust   
    This was exactly what I was going to suggest
    Or, if you still want to have watermelon available for your kids, start with one of those baby watermelons, portion it out and label one for you, and one each for your kids. You have yours, but going back into the fridge to get more and only met with the portions for your kids might give you enough pause to tell yourself "you already had yours; eating Jimmy's would make me a really not-nice mommy" and walk away (making up kids' names here). 
    Regarding the nuts, *never* eat directly out of the container. Make portions of nuts to keep in the car...the tiny snack size baggies are perfect for that. Label containers if you have to with "do not eat out of the container" to help you break the habit. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SweetEnough in So frustrated-watermelon on day 22 was a bust   
    This was exactly what I was going to suggest
    Or, if you still want to have watermelon available for your kids, start with one of those baby watermelons, portion it out and label one for you, and one each for your kids. You have yours, but going back into the fridge to get more and only met with the portions for your kids might give you enough pause to tell yourself "you already had yours; eating Jimmy's would make me a really not-nice mommy" and walk away (making up kids' names here). 
    Regarding the nuts, *never* eat directly out of the container. Make portions of nuts to keep in the car...the tiny snack size baggies are perfect for that. Label containers if you have to with "do not eat out of the container" to help you break the habit. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from KathyV in Salmon AND eggs???   
    It's also easier on the budget. It's a lot less expensive to get good quality eggs (like a dozen for $5 vs $8 for one palm sized portion of salmon). So you can still get some great salmon and enjoy the benefits of the fish while being friendlier to your wallet. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jessamonkey in I can't keep my picky kids full!   
    Have you tried making "fun" foods? Baked chicken tenders made with almond flour or kebabs (food on a stick!!)? 
     
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Rrinckey in Trouble with veggies and meat in the AM   
    You don't need to eat meat for breakfast if you're happy having eggs. I do a lot of green beans or asparagus for breakfast, quickly sauteed (more like slightly blistered) in a screaming hot pan. I don't know why, but I tend to like my veggies in the morning to be either soup (Mel Joulwan's cauliflower soup is probably my favorite soup in the entire world with her zucchini soup not far behind) or finger-foods. I typically put the soup in a big coffee mug and drink it.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from dmartino95 in Low on protein   
    Can you stop at a store somewhere and get some eggs? All of the convenience stores and supermarkets that I go to carry hard boiled eggs. Or you can get regular eggs and scramble them in the microwave (this is assuming you have access to a fridge and a microwave). 
    A can or two of chicken or tuna could also work...might not be the tastiest meal, but it'll keep you full. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from kturner2206 in Bone Broth   
    If you have trouble with MSG, yeast extract contains naturally occurring MSG (so it's technically allowed). But if it was a toss up between drinking some bone broth and drinking some of those cubes in water, I'd go with the bone broth since it'll have collagen and minerals that will actually provide a positive benefit. Those cubes just taste like broth, mostly thanks to the MSG. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from kturner2206 in Bone Broth   
    Organic bouillon...are you talking about the cubes of bouillon? I'd be surprised if there was a compliant one out there, organic or not.
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    laura_juggles reacted to tiva in Anyone suffer from EPI?   
    You might also want to get tested for SIBO- (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)-exact same symptoms. The test is a breath test that your PCP has to order. You do it at home, send it in to the lab, and then the results will indicate whether you have bacteria in the wrong place. 
     
    I mention this because I had the same symptoms, and my PCP suspected either SIBO or exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. The SIBO test was something she could order, but the EPI test was something I had to drive 8 hours away to get. Rather than drive the 8 hours, we started by testing for SIBO, and  I was positive for it, so that's what we're treating. But EPI is treated with simple digestive enzymes, and those are also useful for SIBO and other digestive issues, so I take those as well now, on the advice of my PCP.
     
    Good luck!