laura_juggles

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    laura_juggles reacted to SchrodingersCat in Egglife wraps   
    However, I've had great success with just whisking up some eggs with a little water and cooking very flat omelets in a pan which I've then filled with other ingredients and rolled up and that's compliant! 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in 2nd Whole30 reintro dilemma   
    I'm guessing/hoping that you stopped eating dairy and gluten after your first Whole30, so you're left with mostly legumes, non-gluten grains, alcohol, and the additives like MSG and carrageenan? 
    Maybe take it as a slow roll reintro of those remaining items? A day for soy, couple days back to Whole30, a day for non-gluten grains, couple days later peanuts, couple days later other legumes? Because, like, if your hands hurt on soy day, but they don't hurt for peanuts or other legumes, then you don't have to avoid all the legumes. 
    Does that makes sense?
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    laura_juggles reacted to SugarcubeOD in Pan fried or roasted potato   
    This is exactly how things are done at my house... love the use of 'fling' in cooking!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Recipe rich in Vitamin C   
    I haven't seen any actual studies that either vitamin C or zinc help fight SARS-CoV2. It's all anecdotal. 
    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies should be evaluated by a doctor. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to ShannonM816 in More vegetables?   
    Honey and other sweeteners are not allowed on Whole30, so it is very unlikely you're going to find a Whole30 compatible honey mustard. 
    @Healthgrabyou have made several posts suggesting items that are not compatible with Whole30. We definitely want people to participate in the forums, but they are very specifically Whole30 forums. As such, you should familiarize yourself with the rules, and make suggestions that fit those rules. You can find the rules and other information here:  https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Kynard in Sweetener clarification   
    A big part of the Whole30 is getting you to eat whole, unprocessed foods. Fruit juice used in these recipes is, at most, blended and strained. 
    The process to make stevia extract or the white powder we get in those little packets at Starbucks is, well, quite a process. And the resulting product is never just stevia. 
    In the majority of Whole30 recipes where fruit juice is used, the juice is both imparting flavor and cutting bitterness with the sugar. Stevia's only purpose is to make things sweet. It's kind of amazing finding out what things actually taste like when your tongue isn't so attuned to sweeteners. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from True Primal in pre workout drinks   
    Coffee at most. 
    Those drinks fake you out into feeling like you actually have the energy and then it turns into a vicious cycle of needing them because you're just so dang exhausted. 
    Take an extra rest day as an active recovery day as you need it while you're getting yourself weaned off those drinks. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Is Organic actually better?   
    How about the Journal of Toxicology? 
    I'd say it's less of a "carnivore vegan thing" and more of a "science" thing. 
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3135239/
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Blueautumn in Are French fries made in an air fryer compliant?   
    That's a situation that will largely depend on the person. If she finds herself making air fried fries at every meal and cooking herself several potatoes' worth of fries, she should step back. If they're an occasional inclusion in a mean, they're basically just roasted potatoes. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Miss Fern in VEGAN DAY 1 NOOB - NEED HELP   
    You may want to look at picking up a copy of Food Freedom Forever for some help. I just searched the Whole30 site to find the article about vegan Whole30 and the page was recently updated with this info: 
    Vegan Reset: I created a Vegan Reset (starting on page 50 in Food Freedom Forever) to help vegans improve cravings, hormonal balance, digestion, and calm systemic inflammation while still honoring their desire to eliminate all animal products from their diet. It uses many of the same guidelines as the Whole30, but helps vegans choose less commonly problematic plant-based protein sources, and plans a careful reintroduction to help them figure out which protein sources are healthiest for them going forward.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Revelate in Day 5 low water absorption   
    If you know you've been low on salt, add more salt to your diet. Don't just up your water. That's how you give yourself hyponatremia. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from IAmMamaBoo in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jihanna in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    laura_juggles reacted to SchrodingersCat in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from simmie in Smoked Seasonings and Mud WTR   
    It means that the mushrooms are grown on oats. In the same way that Whole30 leaves it up to individuals if they want to/are able to be selective about what their meat animals are fed, Whole30 evaluated this product and decided that it's okay. It doesn't contain any oats. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jihanna in I think there was a tiny bit of hummus in my salad dressing   
    Before you spend much more time stressing about it, call the restaurant. Say that you had a reaction to something in the dressing and you need the list of ingredients. Then you'll know for sure. 
    Hummus sounds like an odd thing to put in a dressing. Tahini (which is sesame seed paste), sure...I've put that in my own dressings to make it creamy. 
    It's also possible that you've been stressing yourself out over this and gave yourself a headache. So give them a call and find out for sure. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Terra Milliken in 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.
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    laura_juggles reacted to Jihanna in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    As an add-on to my previous post -- it's also possible that your particular body actually needs something that's removed by Whole30. That's another reason why following up the elimination with reintroduction is so very important, because it lets you see the effects... sometimes that's a negative effect like constipation or headache, but sometimes it's actually positive like better bowel movements or improved sleep.
    For me, doing Whole30 was all about learning enough to create a sustainable way to move forward in my continued health journey. It's never been about losing weight (despite having plenty to lose), but rather about gaining better health. Unfortunately, there is no one diet that will work for everyone because we don't all have the same body system. The "perfect diet" for each individual will be an entirely individualized thing, and will even vary for that individual if the goal changes.
    Although you haven't achieved a great testing environment for the reintroduction, I would still suggest doing one simply so you can see if any of the eliminated food groups help to improve your overall well-being in all of this.
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    laura_juggles reacted to Jihanna in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    I know quite a few people who follow the paleo lifestyle, rather than using it as a "diet" to lose weight... and none who have chosen it as a weight loss diet.
    Whole30 was not created as a weight-loss diet, according Melissa Hartwig Urban herself. If we can't believe the co-creator of the diet on that particular matter, then I'm not sure what we should do.
    Weight loss does often occur for those who follow Whole30. Sometimes this is a positive side effect, and for others it's actually bad so they find themselves trying to stuff in more calories to help maintain a healthy weight during the program. This is an elimination diet, plain and simple. For most people, the first round is used to prepare for a reintroduction phase to help determine food sensitivities or other similar issues, which can help them make informed decisions about their diet in the days to come... and eventually many will come back for a "reset" when they feel they've gotten derailed, just to bring themselves back into balance and remind themselves of how much better they feel when eating in a way that promotes better health.
    Again, it's entirely possible that there are things that are compliant for Whole30 but don't work for you personally. For me, it's worth knowing things that affect me badly... like how I'm allergic to dairy and that even includes ghee (for me), or that eating 3 meals in a row that include cruciferous vegetables will make me feel like a blimp, or that I can't sleep well if I drink coffee after 3pm. I also have to keep reminding myself to drink water, because I'm really bad about not getting enough... the official suggestion is to drink at least half our weight number in ounces (so for me that'd be just under a gallon per day), so my current goal is to reach that intake before I even do another round -- that way it's already habit, and will be easy to continue  
    I truly do hope you find something that works for you, because you deserve to feel good and have a positive self-image.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Ktinegv in PRE WORKOUT HELP???   
    Rx Bars are emergency food only - like you're unexpectedly stuck in traffic for hours. Pre-workout isn't an emergency
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    laura_juggles reacted to Jihanna in Just finished week 1 with gastroparisis — I have a great coach to help me through this!   
    I was going to suggest the same thing @laura_juggles just did. There's absolutely no reason that you must use raw veggies, especially if you're finding that it's difficult on your body. I even make sure I get plenty of green leafy veg by making soups that include spinach or kale (of course with meat and lots of other veggies, too!), which often makes it into a leftovers container for me to reheat the next morning for my breakfast. Roasted veggies are the epitome of easy, though, and I learned during W30 that I actually like the taste of some of them cold, so don't even have to reheat them to enjoy (sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, etc.)... which means they make an excellent addition to Gado Gado, since I generally eat everything cold for that and just heat up my sauce a little before pouring it on.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jihanna in Just finished week 1 with gastroparisis — I have a great coach to help me through this!   
    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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    laura_juggles got a reaction from True Primal in Can anyone suggest which option is the best and at what times?   
    Which option for what is best?
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from adperez79 in 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.