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  1. Tessina

    Natural Flavors added to food?

    I contacted Twining on the "natural Flavors" in their Cold Brewed Ice teas. This was their reply. We do know on our end what would be Whole 30 compliant, that is not our program but here is some information to help...Since a Nutritional Panel is not mandatory for packaging regulations for tea and tea does not have a substantial amount of nutritional content that can be measured (other than what is added by consumers such as sweetener or milk). We opted to use the carton real estate to convey the flavour description and other helpful and mandatory information (such as ingredients, brewing instructions, etc.).Herbal Black Teas & Pure Green Tea• Caffeine – 0g Caffeine – 34g / 30g• Calories – 35-40 Calories – 0 • Sugar/Sweetener – 0g Sugar/Sweetener – 0g• Fat – 0g Fat – 0g• Sodium – 0g Sodium – 0g• Carbohydrate – 0g Carbohydrate – 0g• Protein – 0g Protein – 0gBlack & Green Teas with Fruit• Caffeine – 34g / 30g• Calories – 35-40 calories• Sugar/Sweetener – 0g• Fat – 0g• Sodium – 0g• Carbohydrate – 0g• Protein – 0gNatural flavouring means it is derived by the named fruit-spice or by another fruit-spice that produces an identical or similar flavour profile (e.g. Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange herbal blend has specifications that it contains ‘other natural flavours’ which may well be a derivative from lemon or tangerine, while Pomegranate & Raspberry blend may contain cherry). It is the right balance of all of these components that give a particular flavouring its specific taste.The flavourings used in Twinings products are unique to us, and our team of master blenders. They work closely with our flavour makers to find just the right tasting flavour for each product. We are unable to break down the exact composition of the flavourings because this information is proprietary to our flavour manufacturers but we can assure you that all ingredients (natural or artificial) have been tested, we use no animal products, and we are also FDA approved, and are safe to be consumed.
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    wheat=body, sugar=mind?

    Well I can even go to almost 95% diet and 5% exercise.. as a key too.. I was pre-diabetic.. and while waking some I didn't not do a whole lot, but by changing my diet with Whole 30.. not even close to being diabetic anymore.
  3. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Joy the best that anyone can ask is to take care of yourself, if you feel Whole 30 is wrong for you or causing you issues I don't think anyone would look down on you for that. *HUGGLES*
  4. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

  5. Tessina

    What are your favorite Loose Leaf Teas?

  6. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    had a hospital appointment today and lost weight and officially OFF of Blood Pressure medications, but still have to monitor
  7. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    I was presented plane tickets to visit family.. and trying to figure how to not upset anyone but eat whole 30 at the family Thanksgiving meal >.<
  8. Tessina

    Day #5. Sick of this food.

    it does get better *HUGGLES*
  9. Tessina

    Feeling discouraged

    if I may ask, I would like to know about the tuna (I got bit thought was water but was in a soy mix), ingredients of the sausage, and there are compliant Beef Hotdogs?
  10. Tessina

    Feeling discouraged

    It can be tough at first but you can pull through. We are here to offer help and encouragement because the WHole 30 while sounding easy, definitely is not. IF I may ask, what has been your meals for the last few days?
  11. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    We all stumble and fall, it is what we do afterwards that defines us. We have faith in you and are here to support you.
  12. Tessina

    wheat=body, sugar=mind?

    I got this from one of my senators today.. "Thanks very much for getting in touch with me and letting me know what’s on your mind regarding diabetes issues. Diabetes is a serious and deadly disease that affects approximately 26 million people in the United States. One in three children who are born will develop the disease, which is one of the top five leading causes of death in Tennessee. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in America. The American Diabetes Association and CDC estimate the total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States to be more than $174 billion a year. Unfortunately we are seeing more and more new cases of this disease each year. Each year, I have supported the highest appropriation to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that I believe our federal budget constraints will allow. The NIH is the foremost authority on medical research in the United States, and it is important to help them achieve their mission of curing and advancing treatments for diseases like diabetes. It’s important to me that we find ways to help the millions of Americans who are afflicted with this disease. There are a number of diabetes-related measures that may be discussed in the coming months. I appreciate your letting me know which issues are important to you and where you stand on them. I’ll be sure to keep your comments in mind as diabetes care and treatment is discussed and debated in Washington and in Tennessee. " Answers are right in front of them and they can't see it. >.> I was prediabetic they were debating claiming I was diabetic, I asked them to wait and next visit, wow not even close... what did I change? Soda.. and steering clear of anything with HFCS that I could. And Meadowlily I never thought about sugar in alcohol being a factor in the introduction of sugar to Native Americans
  13. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Well low on some supplies, meat and stuff to make dressing mainly, and vehicle in the shop so can't get to the store. I admit last night I stared at Papa John's website and started creating a pizza, cancelling and starting again.. This lasted about 30 minutes debating hunger vs I can just start again, but in the end closed it and made an omelette. I still have eggs and veggies so hopefully will have my vehicle back soon or able to get a ride to able to resupply before I run out of those.
  14. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    send the cold here.. and while your at it shepherd's pie too ^,^
  15. Tessina

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Christaeno, you and your child come first. We will be here with open arms and support. *HUGGLES*