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    kirkor reacted to ultrarunnergirl in How Bad is Having Coconut Palm Sugar on Day 21?   
    Food for thought: The accidental part of the sugar dose isn't maybe the biggest deal here. The fact that you continued to eat the meal because your husband felt bad is more concerning.
    Part of the Whole30 process teaches that you never, ever have to eat something to avoid hurting other people's feelings.
    Part of the reason so many of us are unhealthy is attitudes toward food that includes eating out of obligation.
    "Come on, I made this just for you" "You can have just one" ...
    What if you shrugged with a smile and said, "Sweetheart, I really appreciate you making me dinner tonight. That makes me feel so loved and supported. It was an innocent mistake, no hard feelings. But I need to set this aside and eat something else tonight."
     
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    kirkor got a reaction from Selcazare in Day 12 and I think I'll just go back to normal at the end   
    Check my post history -- I'm one of the biggest cheerleaders on here. However, when you come on with a laundry list of all the stuff you miss after only 12 days, it sounds like you want your hand held.
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    kirkor got a reaction from laura_juggles in What to drink during low-intensity workouts?   
    Great minds think alike? Here's my stash of pre-workout:

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    kirkor got a reaction from mamakat in Starting tomorrow, 9/25!   
    I did that before while making soup.  This wasn't the Cuisinart model you usually see recommended, rather a "brand X" model I've had for years.  Worried I broke it, but after it "cooled down" (apparently) it started working properly again.  Although, I haven't used it to make soup since!   Just do it for mayo, which, as @ShannonM816 mentions, only needs to take 30 seconds or so.
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    kirkor got a reaction from Selcazare in Intermittent Fasting?   
    Not to swim upstream, but for posterity's sake because this forum gets searched and archived a lot, I suggest that IF is not expert mode. Not sure about the 90/10 ratio Tom mentions, but if, as SugarCube mentions, one doesn't try to make it an "eating less" affair but rather an "eating less OFTEN" affair, I think great results can happen.
    Yes, hormones regulate when eating per Whole30's recommended timing guidelines, but those hormones also regulate when eating in a regular shortened IF window. There are potential other benefits as well that result from allowing the body to rest in a non-digestive state: certain repair and maintenance processes can take advantage of the respite from metabolizing food.
    The potential issues re: females & fasting are vastly overstated: firstly they are most often associated with too great a caloric deficit, secondly rat studies have poor correlation with human results, and thirdly there are vast numbers of women who enjoy success from a variety of IF protocols.
    My mantra is "Whole30 tells me *what* to eat, IF tell me *when* to eat it". If nuts and dried fruits are begrudgingly accepted as Whole30-legal, I think IF should be too. So much of the stress I see resulting from first attempts at a Whole30 revolves around the a.m. meal, the food on the go, the constant prep & clean ... yes, some of these issues can be solved by batch cooking, and some can be solved by IF as well. Both strategies can be about maintaining a healthy relationship between food and lifestyle.
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    kirkor got a reaction from Selcazare in Affording Whole30/Whole9 Lifestyle on a Budget   
    Ya, it is so subjective --- compared to someone eating PB&J, corn flakes, ramen, and hot dogs, ya, Whole30 is expensive ... but compared to getting Starbucks for breakfast, takeaway for lunch, restaurants for dinner, high cost-per-serving convenience food in the pantry, and alcohol a few times per week, Whole30 is practically a discount plan!
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    kirkor reacted to MmePark in I gained a LOT in a month   
    I gained so much in my 30 days. 
    I gained self control. I gained understanding of nutrition. I gained new culinary skills. I gained self-respect. I gained a new palette. I gained a new perspective on my life. 
    I also lost a few things. Mood swings. Energy lows. Anger. Depression. And around 10 pounds and a gut full of bloat. 
    Thanks so much for this program, the excellent free support, and the inspiration to improve my life, inside and out.
     
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    kirkor got a reaction from danielles130 in PreWorkout food and meds   
    You should be fine, especially if you are used to working out fasted pre-Whole30.  Keep an eye on your performance and energy levels as you incorporate more exercise, and possibly make your M1 larger if you feel you need more sustenance.
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    kirkor got a reaction from ladyshanny in Netflix - What the Health   
    "documentary"
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    kirkor got a reaction from racheleats in Running out of money   
    If feeling the financial pinch then absolutely skip all the organic grass-fed stuff.  $4/lb isn't bad, but I buy chicken thighs on sale routinely for $1.19/lb, and sometimes as low as $0.59/lb.  Trim some of the fat if you're worried about it, but still, meat is meat.
    re: easy meals, there's not much easier than sauteeing veggies & ground beef in a pan.
    Also Melissa Joulwan has a good tip for keeping lots of veggies on hand ready to go: http://meljoulwan.com/2010/10/13/the-secret-of-veggies-steam-saute/
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    kirkor got a reaction from MeadowLily in Reintroducing paleo cheats rather than food groups...   
    The SWYPO rule is to make sure people have their heads right and aren't using compliant food as a crutch to keep off-plan cravings at bay. But think about even the title of your thread: paleo cheats?  What is it cheating on?  If the inner dialog pathway of sweet=treat=cheat still exists, maybe there's still work to be done.
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    kirkor got a reaction from MeadowLily in Reintroducing paleo cheats rather than food groups...   
    The SWYPO rule is to make sure people have their heads right and aren't using compliant food as a crutch to keep off-plan cravings at bay. But think about even the title of your thread: paleo cheats?  What is it cheating on?  If the inner dialog pathway of sweet=treat=cheat still exists, maybe there's still work to be done.
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    kirkor got a reaction from ladyshanny in Netflix - What the Health   
    "documentary"
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    kirkor got a reaction from ladyshanny in Netflix - What the Health   
    "documentary"
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    kirkor got a reaction from ladyshanny in Netflix - What the Health   
    "documentary"
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    kirkor got a reaction from jenn814 in Moist pork chops   
    Yep!  I was pleased when I learned that earlier this year; it's neat to be alive to watch something actually becoming an "old wives' tale"
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    kirkor reacted to prairieportia in RX Bars and Lara bars   
    A couple of points:
    Remember that sugar (and all sweeteners) is about ingredients, not nutrition content.  Fruit, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and many other vegetables for that matter, contain plenty of grams of naturally occurring sugar.  It is the ingredients sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc. that are out for Whole30.  This is definitely not a low-carb program.
    Re: Larabars and RX bars specifically, the proprietors have made it clear that while these are made up of Whole30-compliant ingredients, they in many ways defeat the purpose of the program (eating whole, real foods that you actually have to cook, with the emphasis on protein and vegetables, and putting in all the thought and planning that eating real food requires).  They say that this type of bar are for true emergencies only, not to be incorporated into your routine.
    Good luck!
     
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    kirkor got a reaction from SweetEnough in When to add honey?   
    Sugar in its various forms is probably the least problematic thing you can reintro, since it mainly has a negative psychological component for people, as opposed to physiological like the other things we eliminate for the 30 days.  Especially if you're planning to use it in sauces or marinades.  It's when you start adding it your coconut milk ice cream & cacao nibs that it might be something to keep an eye on.
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    kirkor got a reaction from alexamassie in Doing My Homework   
    Trash that stuff; it isn't doing you any favors lurking in a closet.
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    kirkor got a reaction from alexamassie in Doing My Homework   
    Trash that stuff; it isn't doing you any favors lurking in a closet.
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    kirkor reacted to SugarcubeOD in Unexpected, Severe Side Effects of Eliminating Soda   
    No, it absolutely does not include drinking soda.  Come on!  There are ways to get sodium that don't involve Dr. Pepper... I"ve read further in the thread and note that the poster's doctor frowns on soda but please don't say things like this, it's confusing for people... there is nothing in the world that would make a doctor prescribe soda and if they did, they should have their licence revoked.
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    kirkor reacted to SugarcubeOD in Supplements Whole30 Compliant   
    Why should people not be encouraged to do their own research?  Why do you feel that someone should come to the forum and say 'I don't want to learn about this, look it up for me' and then have a volunteer do the same research the participant is fully capable of?
     
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    kirkor reacted to scoakley13 in Supplements Whole30 Compliant   
    I may be banned after this but that's a risk I'm willing to take:
    I joined this forum over a month ago when I first started Whole30 so that I could get quick answers to questions without having to pull out my book. I haven't posted anything because I've been able to find everything I need by searching the forum and google. I will say that 75% of the people that are active on this forum couldn't find their way out of a paper bag. "Can we have corn?" No, it's in the book. "Is this processed jug of liquid compliant (even though it clearly states cane sugar on the label that I attached a picture of)?" No, it has sugar, which is clearly stated on the label that you attached a picture of. "I didn't lose any weight. I only cheated 8 times. I'm sad." It's not for weight loss. "I'm going to quit this diet because you're mean to me." You're an idiot (I also think you're the "oversensitive" poster who threatened to quit the "diet" when SugarcubeOD moved your non-Whole30 Whole30 log to another section but that's just me being hopeful that there's not two of you). 
    These moderators are saints. I would be cussing people left and right (I've actually done it in my head a few times). So, to the moderators - you don't have to apologize for anything. I want to apologize on behalf of the people that are lazy, don't like to find out answers on their own and expect you to spoon feed them. Some of us really do appreciate you and your straight forward answers.  
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    kirkor got a reaction from racheleats in Meal Timing Pre/Post Workout   
    Either way would be fine. The cautionary stuff re: eating at night comes from people eating all day long already, which you're not, and from people having trouble falling asleep while digesting, which you're not (and is likely partially due to the good foods of Whole30). 
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    kirkor got a reaction from Over60 in Starting July 24!   
    @Over60 I've used Melissa Joulwan's egg-free mayo with success: http://meljoulwan.com/2013/10/27/egg-less-homemade-mayo/
    @JTS It's just a question of good/better/best ... all animal protein is going to be 'good' compared to other protein sources like legumes or nuts.  Chicken and pork are considered lower-tier than beef and fish mainly due to the type of feed they are raised on in commercial farming, as well as their living conditions in general.  Some of the quality differences are irrelevant if you use leaner cuts, since most of the bad ju-ju (technical term lol) accumulates in fat stores.  But like, free range chicken from a local farmer would be "better" than farm-raised fish from China.