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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Day 27...I need some help   
    Fruit is recommended as 0-2 servings per day. No one *needs* fruit. 
    Pre-workout should be protein and fat, so I'd ditch the carrots. Post workout should be lean protein and maybe a starchy carb (might have those carrots post workout...). Your workouts are likely suffering because you're frequently doing multiple workouts a day and not eating enough as a result. Are you getting sufficient rest? You mention you're drinking a lot of water, but how about electrolytes? Are you salting your food and, with that much exercise, getting enough potassium and magnesium?
    First thing I'd say is to get rid of the dried fruit and nuts. Completely remove them from your house and don't buy more. If they're not in the house, you won't be able to graze on them. After that, make sure you're actually getting those post-workout meals. If you're only going to have one workout-related meal, post-workout is preferred. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to slc_melissa in I can not lose weight   
    https://whole30.com/2013/12/keeping-weight-whole30/
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from HMH in My mayo turned out bitter :/   
    I typically make mine in a mason jar with an immersion blender. If it tastes metallic, but the oil is fine, quiltbabe's right, it might be the bowl. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Day 27...I need some help   
    Fruit is recommended as 0-2 servings per day. No one *needs* fruit. 
    Pre-workout should be protein and fat, so I'd ditch the carrots. Post workout should be lean protein and maybe a starchy carb (might have those carrots post workout...). Your workouts are likely suffering because you're frequently doing multiple workouts a day and not eating enough as a result. Are you getting sufficient rest? You mention you're drinking a lot of water, but how about electrolytes? Are you salting your food and, with that much exercise, getting enough potassium and magnesium?
    First thing I'd say is to get rid of the dried fruit and nuts. Completely remove them from your house and don't buy more. If they're not in the house, you won't be able to graze on them. After that, make sure you're actually getting those post-workout meals. If you're only going to have one workout-related meal, post-workout is preferred. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from jillbert in When people ask I'm still eating mostly 30 post Whole 30   
    Pretty much everything is processed (even cutting that apple into slices or the broccoli into florets is processing it) in one way or another. But I look at things in the supermarket with the idea of "is this a thing I could do at home that I'm just letting the store do for me?". Like buying pre-spiralized squash or a bag of frozen cauliflower florets. 
     
    Yes, I could spiralize it myself, or cut the cauliflower myself. But I'm busy and right now, it is more effective for me to spend a little extra money to not have to spend the time to cut it myself. 
     
    If it's something that I couldn't do at home without building a chemistry lab in the basement, then I take a closer look at what I'm buying and why. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from purplepadres 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 DanaRe in Compliant Starbucks Drinks?   
    Not everyone has an independent coffee shop within a reasonable distance. Sure, I could go to a small, independent coffee shop and drive half an hour each way, plus the cost of the coffee which is significantly higher than Starbucks. My other options are Dunkin Donuts or truly terrible deli coffee. I go to Starbucks for cold brew because I have no desire to make it myself. Tried once, made a massive mess, decided paying for it on the occasions that I wanted one was a better plan. 
    I'll also frequent Starbucks because I like how they treat their employees. One of my dear friends is transgender and from the time of his first interview, they've treated him with the respect and kindness every human deserves. And they're helping him pay for a college degree thanks to their education program. 
    I'd rather if everyone would keep their personal politics out of posts from here on out.
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    laura_juggles reacted to ladyshanny in What about Gnocchi?   
    If you were looking for an official ruling from the Whole30 powers that be, on July 22, 2014 they posted this on FB:
     
    We hear you all talking about gnocchi. Even though potatoes are now on the menu, this is still pasta and still falls into the #SWYPO category. Use that incredible sauce on some zoodles or a gorgeous piece of meat instead.
     
     
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Plantain crackers - no flour   
    I'd say it's different because there's a lot more processing involved. In making your own plantain chips (which I totally did during Whole30) you're thinly slicing the plantain, maybe tossing it with a little oil, sprinkling on some seasoning and baking. For these crackers, you have to puree the plantain with the fat and then do some baking, cutting, and baking again. 
    It's the cracker equivalent of the banana+egg pancake situation. You can't puree a banana with eggs to make pancakes, so it stands to reason that pureeing plantains (it's like a banana!) with a fat (like eggs but with none of the protein!) and making crackers is a no-go.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Taking in more sugar ON Whole30?   
    If you're really that worried, cut the fruit. If you're eating 2 servings of fruit a day, you're eating on the high end of the template for fruit anyway (which is 0-2). Not a dang thing you can get in fruit that you can't get in vegetables. 
    I also used to be a Quest bar junkie. Did my first Whole30 without a ton of fruit, then reintroductions, then tried a bite of a Quest bar when I was going from one gym to another in the middle of a pretty crazy day of teaching 5 group fitness classes. It was so disgusting that I gagged. Seriously...those things are not food.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from lizitapola in thinking about food constantly   
    Natural flavors are fine. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in help!!   
    Remind yourself of your why. 
    Why are you doing this Whole30? Is that reason really worth throwing away over some leftover chocolate sauce on your arm? Separate "food I make at my job" and "food I make for my body" in your brain. Yes, you love cooking, but you're making that food for someone else. No, I'm not going to eat that *because it's not mine*. Treat it like a coworker's lunch in the fridge. You wouldn't eat that, would you? 
    Plus, you'll still be making all those desserts and non-compliant foods once your Whole30 is over. They're not going anywhere. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in help!!   
    Remind yourself of your why. 
    Why are you doing this Whole30? Is that reason really worth throwing away over some leftover chocolate sauce on your arm? Separate "food I make at my job" and "food I make for my body" in your brain. Yes, you love cooking, but you're making that food for someone else. No, I'm not going to eat that *because it's not mine*. Treat it like a coworker's lunch in the fridge. You wouldn't eat that, would you? 
    Plus, you'll still be making all those desserts and non-compliant foods once your Whole30 is over. They're not going anywhere. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to ladyshanny in Is it really that difficult?   
    Should we allow him one mixing bowl and a whisk as well? For mayo? Have fun with the forearm workout! @laura_juggles
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Is it really that difficult?   
    I think that sounds pretty brilliant, but I propose a sheet pan is added because they're fairly cheap and roasted foods are delicious!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from DanaRe in Compliant Starbucks Drinks?   
    Not everyone has an independent coffee shop within a reasonable distance. Sure, I could go to a small, independent coffee shop and drive half an hour each way, plus the cost of the coffee which is significantly higher than Starbucks. My other options are Dunkin Donuts or truly terrible deli coffee. I go to Starbucks for cold brew because I have no desire to make it myself. Tried once, made a massive mess, decided paying for it on the occasions that I wanted one was a better plan. 
    I'll also frequent Starbucks because I like how they treat their employees. One of my dear friends is transgender and from the time of his first interview, they've treated him with the respect and kindness every human deserves. And they're helping him pay for a college degree thanks to their education program. 
    I'd rather if everyone would keep their personal politics out of posts from here on out.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Taking in more sugar ON Whole30?   
    If you're really that worried, cut the fruit. If you're eating 2 servings of fruit a day, you're eating on the high end of the template for fruit anyway (which is 0-2). Not a dang thing you can get in fruit that you can't get in vegetables. 
    I also used to be a Quest bar junkie. Did my first Whole30 without a ton of fruit, then reintroductions, then tried a bite of a Quest bar when I was going from one gym to another in the middle of a pretty crazy day of teaching 5 group fitness classes. It was so disgusting that I gagged. Seriously...those things are not food.
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    laura_juggles reacted to slc_melissa in TINNED INGREDIENTS   
    In addition to the info already posted above about fresh vs. canned, I was also taking "beneficial" in a broader sense of where something fits in your life.
    Fresh salmon vs. canned salmon: Fresh is often not beneficial to my wallet and where I choose to spend my money, so I pick and choose when and how I'm going to eat fresh.
    Fresh salmons vs canned salmon, time of year: If it's not actual fresh salmon season, the only available salmon is farmed (probably chemically dyed) where I'm at.  I'd rather do canned wild caught.
    In the case of something like salmon cakes, fresh vs. canned salmon: Fresh is not beneficial to my time spent in the kitchen.  (Cook something to then actually cook another thing?  No thanks, not me right now.)
    Personal preferences: If I buy fresh salmon, I'm going to eat the entire thing and not re-purposes leftovers, because it's so darn amazing and delicious.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from LikeTryingTo GiveACatABath in I hit a plateau.   
    With Whole30 not being a weight loss diet, no one here is going to tell you how to "hack" it to make it into a weight loss plan. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from khp in TINNED INGREDIENTS   
    Yes, often there will be additives, but they're listed in the ingredients. I made canned green beans with dinner last night and the ingredients were: green beans, water, sea salt. And that was a can of green beans that I got for $0.88 in Walmart. There's already salt in them, so I didn't add any salt when I warmed them up. There are also no salt varieties. 
    Nutritionally, unless you're buying super local and none of those fresh fruits and vegetables have been stored and shipped, canned or flash frozen may actually be a better bet. https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/really-the-claim-fresh-produce-has-more-nutrients-than-canned/
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in TINNED INGREDIENTS   
    As long as you look at the ingredients list (which you have to do on Whole30 anyway), there are no "sneaky additives". Because they have to list everything. 
    There's also an affordability factor when looking at something like a canned salmon vs buying it fresh for something like the fish cakes. I will pass over a recipe calling for fresh salmon because I simply can't afford it. But I can buy canned salmon or tuna when it's on sale and hold onto it for when I want those fish cakes. 
    "Canned is acceptable if you can't find fresh" really does come across as "sorry you're poor, but these probably won't be gross with canned" when you're looking for new recipes. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to slc_melissa in TINNED INGREDIENTS   
    If vegetables (or whatever) are canned right after they are picked ripe, vs. being picked early, stored somewhere to ripen more, then put on a boat and shipped from Chile to the U.S., put on a truck or train to be shipped to the interior of the U.S., then eventually put on a grocery store shelf, I think there are arguments to be made about "fresh" and "best."  Obviously everything depends on what's available locally, what's in season, where in the world you are, what your circumstances are, etc.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Finding Frozen Chicken   
    Get yourself a slow cooker and a meat thermometer. My mom used to cook meats to a barely edible death until I introduced her to a meat thermometer. When it reaches the appropriate temperature, it's done. 
    And you can cook practically anything in a slow cooker.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Selcazare in Easily digested foods?   
    Blended soups made with bone broth may be hugely helpful to you. It's drinkable, but the bone broth has some protein and there will be veggies. Adding something like coconut milk will bring creaminess and added fat. You can also stir in beaten eggs while a serving of the soup is heating, kind of like egg drop soup from the Chinese restaurant, and those generally don't require a lot of chewing, if any. 
    Good on you for trying to figure out how to continue your Whole30 through these complicated migraines. 
    I really love Mel Joulwan's zucchini soup and cauliflower soup: https://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/
    https://meljoulwan.com/2012/10/24/golden-cauliflower-soup/
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    laura_juggles reacted to kirkor in What to drink during low-intensity workouts?   
    Great minds think alike? Here's my stash of pre-workout: