laura_juggles

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    laura_juggles got a reaction from jmcbn in Help labeling my sensitivity (sensitivities)?   
    But it doesn't have to. You can't have bell peppers, but tomatoes are okay so (right now), you don't need to cut out tomatoes. Maybe apples aren't okay, but berries or cantaloupe might be (they're lower fructose fruits). Think less about categories and more about keeping lists of individual fruits and vegetables with your reactions to them. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Day 2, Already Seeing Milk Supply Drop! Please Help!   
    Why would you discourage someone when the whole point of this forum is to help people be successful in their Whole30? 
    Plenty of people have done great on Whole30 while breastfeeding. It just sometimes takes a little bit of tweaking. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Day 2, Already Seeing Milk Supply Drop! Please Help!   
    Why would you discourage someone when the whole point of this forum is to help people be successful in their Whole30? 
    Plenty of people have done great on Whole30 while breastfeeding. It just sometimes takes a little bit of tweaking. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to SugarcubeOD in Popcorn   
    What about my suggestions to eat as much salt as you can on the program and then supplement with the pills?  Like @berry straw said, there are lots of program approved high sodium foods... olives in brine, fish sauce, canned fish etc... what about trying that suggestion?  
    I just googled 'foods high in sodium' and got this list (which I've edited to remove non compliant suggestions from).  
    If what you were really looking for was for someone to say go ahead with the popcorn, no one is going to say that... that's a choice you'll have to make yourself but corn in general is pretty inflammatory, causes digestive upset in people including bloat and loose stools and will completely skew your results if you eat it every day of the program.  Especially because there are options that don't involve popcorn such as heavily salting foods that taste good with lots of salt, finding prepackaged high sodium foods and supplementing with fewer salt pills instead of considering it's either popcorn or $50 of salt pills.
    High-Sodium Foods: Smoked, cured, salted or canned meat, fish or poultry including bacon, cold cuts, ham, frankfurters, sausage, sardines, caviar and anchovies. Salted nuts
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from HealingWithin in Starting over   
    I think it may also help you to try and stop feeling so negative every time you have a question. They're allowed! The forum is here for people to ask questions, but like trexmafia also said, the mods (and everyone else) tend to include a bit more information so that you have more info and so that people searching the forum in the future have more information. 
    I know that you want to be successful on your Whole30 and you can be! Maybe where you live and your lack of access to more specialty items will make following some recipes harder, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Honestly, that just means that your recipes will probably be simpler but one of the most delicious recipes out there involves putting chicken in a crockpot with a jar of salsa and cooking it until the chicken's done. If you don't have a crockpot, you could bake the chicken with the salsa on top. Shred it up and eat
    Ask your questions (and stop apologizing for them). Try out some new ways of cooking *before* starting over. 
    It's a big change to how you're used to cooking and eating, but it doesn't have to be daunting. You *can* do it and you need to start believing that you can. There's a mindset shift that has to happen to or you will just keep stressing yourself out. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from jmcbn in Suggestions for Lame Meals   
    Depends on what it is. Veggies or proteins that were kind of boring can be turned into a frittata or a scramble or a hash. 
    Something like a soup or chili, I'll try to figure out what went wrong and add spices/hot sauce/herbs/roasted garlic. If it's a chili and all else really fails, I'll freeze it until after a Whole30 when I can hide some of the "bleh" with cheese. Not even going to try to lie about it.  
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from jmcbn in Suggestions for Lame Meals   
    Depends on what it is. Veggies or proteins that were kind of boring can be turned into a frittata or a scramble or a hash. 
    Something like a soup or chili, I'll try to figure out what went wrong and add spices/hot sauce/herbs/roasted garlic. If it's a chili and all else really fails, I'll freeze it until after a Whole30 when I can hide some of the "bleh" with cheese. Not even going to try to lie about it.  
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from HealingWithin in Starting over   
    I think it may also help you to try and stop feeling so negative every time you have a question. They're allowed! The forum is here for people to ask questions, but like trexmafia also said, the mods (and everyone else) tend to include a bit more information so that you have more info and so that people searching the forum in the future have more information. 
    I know that you want to be successful on your Whole30 and you can be! Maybe where you live and your lack of access to more specialty items will make following some recipes harder, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Honestly, that just means that your recipes will probably be simpler but one of the most delicious recipes out there involves putting chicken in a crockpot with a jar of salsa and cooking it until the chicken's done. If you don't have a crockpot, you could bake the chicken with the salsa on top. Shred it up and eat
    Ask your questions (and stop apologizing for them). Try out some new ways of cooking *before* starting over. 
    It's a big change to how you're used to cooking and eating, but it doesn't have to be daunting. You *can* do it and you need to start believing that you can. There's a mindset shift that has to happen to or you will just keep stressing yourself out. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to trexmafia in Starting over   
    No one here wants you to stop asking questions, as the purpose of the forum is for asking questions and sharing knowledge. I think what might be causing other users to scratch their heads is that you're asking the same questions over and over despite being linked to appropriate resources on the official website that should be helping to clear up your confusion. Links to official information will continue to be posted by other users and mods so that future newbies aren't inadvertently led astray. 
    The search function within the forum is pretty terrible, so if you still have questions beyond what is listed in the official resources try being more specific with Google. Typing "whole30 + vegetable oil", for example, into Google brings up a forum thread as the top result and an official blog post as the second. I would avoid reading anything in a random personal blog as someone's potentially incorrect interpretation of Whole 30 rules may add to your confusion. "whole30 + healthy fat sources" brings up another thread that someone started in 2017 because they don't like avocados and wanted some suggestions on how to add healthy fats to their meals. If search results bring up old threads (like older than +/-3 years), there's certainly no harm in asking questions to verify if information in the thread is still valid or not. There are lots of examples on a daily basis of older threads being resurrected because someone asks a question in them. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to ShellC104 in Hot Sauce ingredient   
    I don't know how I missed that, I looked over everything a couple of times! Haha Thank you both!!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ShellC104 in Hot Sauce ingredient   
    It's listed out in the program rules that corn is a grain
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    laura_juggles reacted to CMB227 in Best easiest veggies ever   
    Yesterday, I went to the grocery with my mind not in a good place.  Oh, was it hard to stay on the outer edges of the store and not give in.  I went to the frozen foods section looking for quick fix veggies because veggies are required.  I am not a veggie or salad eater by nature.  It is really forced, and any indication that I am enjoying veggies is just a lie.  Sorry, but that's the truth of it.  Anyway,  I found Green Giant Riced Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes and thought that looks easy enough and might be pretty good.  It's in a steamer bag, but I don't trust that - the whole plastic in a microwave thing just doesn't work for me.  After microwaving the contents and dishing out a whole CUP (50 calories!!!)  I added salt and a little ghee. Oh my goodness was that good.  I had visions of becoming a vegetarian for a few brief moments. (LOL)  I also bought the roasted cauliflower which I will try today.  AND on the label of this little gem there are two ingredients listed - cauliflower and sweet potato.  Nuttin' else!  WHOOT!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from kirkor in Funny Question about "It Serves..." amount?   
    Serves 2 means 2 servings. So that's either 1 meal each for 2 people or 2 meals for 1 person. The recipe has 6 eggs.
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    laura_juggles reacted to slc_melissa in Starting over   
    Fiber=vegetables. Eat 2-3 cups of vegetables at every meal. Everything you need is on the website or forum, especially https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/
    The books are great, but its all here for free anyway. 
    I’ve done multiple whole 30s without coconut aminos, bought sauces (except salsa), almond flour, or ghee. I’ve never purchased a date in my entire life and probably couldn’t identify one anyway.
    i keep most meals easy combinations of foods, and I always keep frozen vegetables on hand. Plenty of breakfasts are 3 eggs cooked fresh and a bag of frozen vegetables cooked in the microwave.
    chicken in a crockpot cover with canned tomatoes or made/purchased salsa. Shreds easy, goes on a lot of things.
    make a load of meatballs (ground meat+spices), bake at 375 F for 25-30 min. On the other tray in your oven, roast vegetables like green beans, asparagus, or potatoes at the same time.
    you should not be constantly hungry on the whole30. If you’re genuinely hungry, eat something! Preferably a meal composed of fat, protein, and veggies.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from RandiW in I want to quit or cry or both   
    If you want something plain and light, then have some lightly seasoned chicken with cauliflower rice. Or make some chicken soup. Not everything has to be fatty cuts of meat topped with avocado and ranch. If you want something light, have something light
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    laura_juggles reacted to MissHLG in Day 6, work is the enemy!   
    Thank you guys so much for the support. This guy is an ass! And Work is stressful - but you’re right, food won’t fix any of that. I didn’t even realize how emotional an issue this was for me until I wrote it down. And thinking about how food won’t make it any better, on the surface level I know that; but sometimes in the moment it seems like it will.
    thanks team, I’m over packing my lunch today!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from jmcbn in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    It's a no because the creators of Whole30 said it's a no. Just put the nuts on your salad instead of baking a concoction of nuts and seeds. Or if you're on the go, bring a little thermal lunch bag and some proper food with you. Larabars are not for "on the go". They're for emergencies like you toss one in your bag because you're getting on a flight and weather's iffy so it's really looking like you might be spending hours on the tarmac waiting to take off. Even then, there are better options like epic bars or bags of jerky and baby carrots.

    Taken from this page: https://whole30.com/2011/10/sex-with-your-pants-on/
    "A few off-limits foods that fall under this rule include pancakes, bread, tortillas, biscuits, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, pizza crust, waffles, cereal, potato chips, French fries, and this one recipe where eggs, date paste, and coconut milk are combined with prayers to create a thick, creamy concoction that can once again transform your undrinkable black coffee into sweet, dreamy caffeine. However, this list is not limited to these items—there may be other foods that you find are not psychologically healthy for your Whole30. Use your best judgment with those foods that aren’t on this list, but that you suspect are not helping you change your habits or break those cravings."
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from purplepadres in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    I think the copy/paste response is directed at me, so let me explain. 
    Because there was a clearly written answer from the creators of Whole30 on the website (and you seemed to want an answer directly from the Whole30 folks, not random strangers on the internet), I copied and pasted it in the thread for you. Plus a link in case you wanted to read more on your own. 
    I hope that clears things up a little. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from purplepadres in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    I think the copy/paste response is directed at me, so let me explain. 
    Because there was a clearly written answer from the creators of Whole30 on the website (and you seemed to want an answer directly from the Whole30 folks, not random strangers on the internet), I copied and pasted it in the thread for you. Plus a link in case you wanted to read more on your own. 
    I hope that clears things up a little. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from jmcbn in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    It's a no because the creators of Whole30 said it's a no. Just put the nuts on your salad instead of baking a concoction of nuts and seeds. Or if you're on the go, bring a little thermal lunch bag and some proper food with you. Larabars are not for "on the go". They're for emergencies like you toss one in your bag because you're getting on a flight and weather's iffy so it's really looking like you might be spending hours on the tarmac waiting to take off. Even then, there are better options like epic bars or bags of jerky and baby carrots.

    Taken from this page: https://whole30.com/2011/10/sex-with-your-pants-on/
    "A few off-limits foods that fall under this rule include pancakes, bread, tortillas, biscuits, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, pizza crust, waffles, cereal, potato chips, French fries, and this one recipe where eggs, date paste, and coconut milk are combined with prayers to create a thick, creamy concoction that can once again transform your undrinkable black coffee into sweet, dreamy caffeine. However, this list is not limited to these items—there may be other foods that you find are not psychologically healthy for your Whole30. Use your best judgment with those foods that aren’t on this list, but that you suspect are not helping you change your habits or break those cravings."
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    There's a difference between using some almond flour as a dredge for your baked chicken and using a bunch of nuts to recreate a bread. 
    Now it's kind of feeling like you're stomping your foot because we said something you don't like. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to JStagge in Real sore during 2nd Whole30   
    I started to take magnesium which really helped.  I was taking 2 doses a day but have been able to back down to 1 dose in the evening.  Thanks for the advice!
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    laura_juggles reacted to ladyshanny in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    I guess my question would be "Why are you so bent on including nuts?". I go weeks if not months without ever eating a nut. If they bother your mouth and you're hitting a bit of a roadblock in trying to bake them into another form, why not just not eat them? Seems like the simplest answer?
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    There's a difference between using some almond flour as a dredge for your baked chicken and using a bunch of nuts to recreate a bread. 
    Now it's kind of feeling like you're stomping your foot because we said something you don't like. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Nordic stone age nut bread   
    There's a difference between using some almond flour as a dredge for your baked chicken and using a bunch of nuts to recreate a bread. 
    Now it's kind of feeling like you're stomping your foot because we said something you don't like.