Alliea

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    Alliea got a reaction from Auryslife in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    You can eat Chipotle on the Whole30--just not all that many things there. You can have a salad (no dressing) with carnitas, any kind of salsa except corn, and guacamole. The combination is pretty good.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Kelley Flees in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    When I was in the middle of my Whole30 (a month and half ago!) I wrote to Five Guys about their ingredients. Even though they have their nutritional info online, I grilled them (no pun) about any hidden ingredients that might now have been mentioned. I just now heard back from them. Here's what they said:
    Since 1986 Five Guys has focused on serving the freshest product in the simplest way possible. We do not add
    anything to our products. Our burgers are NOT seasoned, they are simply 80/20 ground beef, our mushrooms
    are sauteed on a flat top grill as they are with NO oil or butter. Our produce is cut fresh daily and does not have
    anything added to it as well. In fact, our nutritional information is located on website www.fiveguys.com if you
    would like you can also find the Five Guys story located under the About us tab.
    So, in the case of Five Guys, if you are willing to have a hamburger patty on a lettuce "bun" with just vegetables of various sorts as condiments, sounds like they would be legal in the Whole30 world. Since finishing the Whole30, I've been glad that I did this sort of research. I'm not eating out nearly as much, but when I do, I often just go paleo for that meal and that helps me feel like I'm not eating a bunch of garbage just because I'm eating out.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Kelley Flees in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    When I was in the middle of my Whole30 (a month and half ago!) I wrote to Five Guys about their ingredients. Even though they have their nutritional info online, I grilled them (no pun) about any hidden ingredients that might now have been mentioned. I just now heard back from them. Here's what they said:
    Since 1986 Five Guys has focused on serving the freshest product in the simplest way possible. We do not add
    anything to our products. Our burgers are NOT seasoned, they are simply 80/20 ground beef, our mushrooms
    are sauteed on a flat top grill as they are with NO oil or butter. Our produce is cut fresh daily and does not have
    anything added to it as well. In fact, our nutritional information is located on website www.fiveguys.com if you
    would like you can also find the Five Guys story located under the About us tab.
    So, in the case of Five Guys, if you are willing to have a hamburger patty on a lettuce "bun" with just vegetables of various sorts as condiments, sounds like they would be legal in the Whole30 world. Since finishing the Whole30, I've been glad that I did this sort of research. I'm not eating out nearly as much, but when I do, I often just go paleo for that meal and that helps me feel like I'm not eating a bunch of garbage just because I'm eating out.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Keeping it up, really.   
    This morning I looked at the bag of Reeses Pieces sitting on the counter (from a gathering last night) along with the tortilla chips. I clipped them shut and shoved them in the cupboard, then cooked my usual veg-heavy breakfast. At this point I'm pretty sure I'll be fine and the thing with the brownies was some sort of aberration that I can get past (doubtless something like it will happen again, someday, but I mostly needed to know that I could recover and not use it as an excuse to-uh-lose my cookies. Or find a bunch more--whatever. Anyway, ducking back off the forum again until the next time. Cheers and best wishes to anyone who sees this. 
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    Alliea reacted to Julie Sassaman in Spreading my wings   
    Not that I recall Alliea. If I drink milk, I feel pretty bloated, and ice cream makes me somewhat gassy, but so far, that's all I've noticed. I will pay more attention next time I have dairy to how my mouth feels. I'd like to try wine again at some point, but I really want to clear this gluten out of my system first!!
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Keeping it up, really.   
     
    Full points to you, Tom--I had a look at the label and the second ingredient was--wait for it--soybean oil. The first ingredient was water, and olive oil was third. For some reason, they felt the need to also include potato starch. The other ingredients were not bad--nothing I couldn't pronounce, but still. I plan to keep making my own after this. 
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Keeping it up, really.   
     
    Full points to you, Tom--I had a look at the label and the second ingredient was--wait for it--soybean oil. The first ingredient was water, and olive oil was third. For some reason, they felt the need to also include potato starch. The other ingredients were not bad--nothing I couldn't pronounce, but still. I plan to keep making my own after this. 
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    Alliea reacted to Noelle in Keeping it up, really.   
    That sounds like bad timing to me. Being home waiting for a repair is not my idea of a good time, and depending on what's up, might be REALLY stressful! It's really hard to get out of that stress = binge rut, even when we know better!
    Tomorrow will be a better day.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    Yesterday went smoothly aside from a mild temptation at dinner to stop a little early--we didn't, but when my daughter went by with some Girl Scout Cookies let's just say I had a moment. This morning I had a little non-compliant sausage with my breakfast--that ended up being the first thing added back. Hubby had his oatmeal. Go figure. 
     
    Though my W30 is over, I wanted to duck in here one more time to say thanks to the moderators and members who read my posts and gave me their thoughts along the way. Special shout out to Physibeth--felt like you were strolling along with me as I did this!
     
    See you all next time and best wishes for all your healthy eating journeys!
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    Day the last! It's starting out well because I thought we were out of eggs but turns out there were two left (MINE!). I had time to make my usual big pile of vegetables and throw some eggs over them. Okay, so lunch is going to include another pickle-as-veg-substitute unless I get my lazy self out of the office and get a salad somewhere to throw my leftover steak on. We had another good experience with Outback last night very flexibly preparing us compliant food. Also, they screwed up and cooked us the wrong steaks, so we ended up getting very fancy steaks at no extra charge. We brought our own olive oil and clarified butter this time. I'm still not a huge fan of baked sweet potatoes, but they were better with a bit of butter and the steamed veggies with good olive oil were excellent. My husband and I were talking last night about what we might add back first (reintro from first Whole30 suggests neither of us is sensitive to anything food-wise). Neither of us plans to make big changes to our diet--I've been eating mainly paleo breakfasts for over a year now. However, we both immediately had an answer to what we'd add back first. I want--you guessed it--just a nice glass of wine with my dinner. Hubby wants some oatmeal for breakfast. Big dreams!
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    Alliea reacted to Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
     
    Yes the bread and butter ones are not compliant as they have sugar...the kosher dill ones are though.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    Thanks, GFChris--that makes me feel better about the veg question. Yes, compliant I think. Someone on the forum had recommended Bubbie's pickles, and the label didn't suggest any problem ingredients. Let me know if you know differently!
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    Day 28--Whee! No real problems at poker night last night. A friend of mine who just finished a W30 brought the most amazing cauliflower "rice" dish. At one point, I said to the person next to me that it was hard to believe it didn't have any rice in it, and she said, "What, wait-it doesn't?" Same friend also made a sweet potato and mango dish, and I made some shrimp and scallops cooked in clarified butter and garlic so dinner was very good. Okay, possibly I went a little crazy and had a Lara bar for dessert while everyone else was eating the five other types of chocolate dessert available--but under the circumstances, I think that was pretty restrained of me. Also, I won $1.90 with my awesome poker skills. All in all, a banner evening!
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    Alliea got a reaction from Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    Hah! Thanks, Physibeth, I'm actually ducking into the forum for a last minute reminder of exactly that sort of thing. In fact, poker night will happen again next month, and a different feast will show up at my house...and I may choose to go bonkers, or I may not. That's the great thing about doing a W30--gives me my control back. 
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    Alliea reacted to Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    If you felt good about your reintroduction data from your first W30 then no need to do it again in my opinion. I don't think I would do another strict reintro if I did another W30, I pretty much have the knowledge I need now. 
     
    I usually stick to 1/4 cup serving on the fermented veggies.
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    Alliea reacted to Physibeth in Lonely log   
    Definitely not alone. I actually find the being prepared/kitchen cleaning/eating out thing to be so much harder when I'm riding my own bike than on a strict plan because I'm just a bratty little rule follower but of course then it isn't hard to do but it is more stressful. From your last log post you are doing quite well putting yourself first while still being kind about it and I think that is key when dealing with others.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Sarah T in Is Day 30 Worth It?   
    My first thought was just like Mom2's--oh my goodness you are going to be in such pain if you jump right to pizza and cookies! In your place, I might put myself in the other folks' shoes. If one of them was doing a Whole30, would you be annoyed with the person? Think she was that person? To me, that person is the one who shows up and expects everyone else to make changes based on his/her new diet, not the person who shows up with a cooler and a plan to look after herself. 
     
    And then, of course, there's the polite social lie--"My doctor recommended I do this eating program for 30 days..." Hang on, I guess if this is a religious retreat, lying may not be the way to go 
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    Alliea reacted to Tom Denham in Grams of carbohydrates?   
    I read the nonsense on Yahoo Shine too. It was a complete waste. The twin doctors admitted they knew nothing about nutrition when they started their experiment. Then at the end, they offered advice about how people should eat. Actually, they learned nothing after one month because their experiment was based upon crap ideas. They are no more qualified to offer eating advice than any random individual off the street and I don't have any more respect for the person quoted as an expert either.
     
    Listen, the world is full of crap ideas about what you should eat. These crap ideas are presented sincerely by doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, and individuals who once lost a lot of weight. You can go slap crazy and ruin your health turning from one expert to another, but you don't have to do that. The Whole30 works. Thousands of people have followed this free program and achieved lasting results. We ask you to follow the program perfectly for 30 days and see how you feel. For goodness sake, don't listen to some idiot for guidance in the middle of a Whole30. Just follow the program.
     
    The Whole30 guidance in regards to eating starchy carbs is to eat as much as you need to support physical performance and comfort. Some people should eat fewer carbs and some should eat more. You should never measure or weigh your food. If you are physically active, eat a sweet potato or similar veggie every day. If you are less active, you can skip starchy carbs unless you feel tired. If you feel tired, eating some starchy carbs may make you feel better.
     
    One of the points in the article that pissed me off was the idea that you need carbs to provide glucose to the brain. That is wrong. If your brain ran out of glucose, you would die. Our bodies are fully capable of converting protein to glucose. Your brain will not suffer if you don't eat carbs. Your body and energy may suffer terribly, but your brain will be fine.
     
    Okay, I will stop ranting now....  
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    Alliea reacted to Holly in food dreams   
    I had the craziest dream last night! What really happened: I got a phone call at 5am to say I didn't have to come to work because of low census. Awesome! I could go back to sleep for the impending Snowmaggedon.
    Dream: Went into work even though I was called off, then couldn't find my way out of the hospital. Lots of corridors later, I bump into MELISSA HARTWIG who is there to give me a consultation. We go into a library. We have our consultation and she tells me lots of things that are wrong with my diet. She starts eating a bowl of white rice and carrots (!) and tells me it is just fine to eat that. I'm feeling guilty for not eating the right things. She leaves our area and I lose her yoga mat in a river going down the middle of the street next to the library, which is all actually a hospital hallway. Then I am scared she will be mad that I lost her yoga mat, and I run down the street, which becomes a regular hallway, and I become naked.....and have to hide in a bathroom so no one will see me.
    Bwaaa haa haa! Now that was a DREAM!
    Note to self: Do not watch Hartwig videos before going to bed.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Sarah T in Is Day 30 Worth It?   
    My first thought was just like Mom2's--oh my goodness you are going to be in such pain if you jump right to pizza and cookies! In your place, I might put myself in the other folks' shoes. If one of them was doing a Whole30, would you be annoyed with the person? Think she was that person? To me, that person is the one who shows up and expects everyone else to make changes based on his/her new diet, not the person who shows up with a cooler and a plan to look after herself. 
     
    And then, of course, there's the polite social lie--"My doctor recommended I do this eating program for 30 days..." Hang on, I guess if this is a religious retreat, lying may not be the way to go 
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    Alliea reacted to Physibeth in Even though I finally like wine...   
    Here is the website for Britt's. http://www.brittsliveculturefoods.com/ Looks like they are only currently available in the Seattle area but there is a number to call for wholesale orders so you could always suggest them to your favorite store.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Sarah T in Is Day 30 Worth It?   
    My first thought was just like Mom2's--oh my goodness you are going to be in such pain if you jump right to pizza and cookies! In your place, I might put myself in the other folks' shoes. If one of them was doing a Whole30, would you be annoyed with the person? Think she was that person? To me, that person is the one who shows up and expects everyone else to make changes based on his/her new diet, not the person who shows up with a cooler and a plan to look after herself. 
     
    And then, of course, there's the polite social lie--"My doctor recommended I do this eating program for 30 days..." Hang on, I guess if this is a religious retreat, lying may not be the way to go 
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    Alliea reacted to peace_positive in Is Day 30 Worth It?   
    I think it's important to stick with it to the end. I think of this quote: it's always too early to quit! You made a commitment to yourself, and I doubt it was a prideful commitment. Also, you committed knowing to what you were committing. Also, your family is watching. Who cares about what you eat; if people judge you or frown on you for being healthy, well that's prideful of them! This is a learning opportunity for them as well! You can do it!!!!!
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    Alliea reacted to luckylily in Is Day 30 Worth It?   
    It's up to you, of course, I'm not saying this from a place of judgment, but I don't think any of the reasons you have for not doing a proper intro are all that strong. I'm seeing your dilemma through my own lens. I know for me part of the journey, if I am to be successful long term, is to learn not to use events and social activities as a reason to eat badly, eat things that I know don't feel good for me, or eat things that take me far off the course that leads to my goals. I think a lot of people are in a similar situation. I'm not saying that we should never enjoy special things at events, but I personally want to be thoughtful and intentional about it. I know that going forward I will no longer be OK with "Well, there is going to be nothing healthy, so I'll just eat whatever is provided."
     
    If there is literally going to be NOTHING compliant, is it possible for you to have any input into the menu planning (sounds like it might be too late now)? Or, can you bring something to share that would be compliant for you? Like offer to bring a big compliant salad, deviled eggs, veggie tray, or even a fruit tray.
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    Alliea got a reaction from Sarah T in Is Day 30 Worth It?   
    My first thought was just like Mom2's--oh my goodness you are going to be in such pain if you jump right to pizza and cookies! In your place, I might put myself in the other folks' shoes. If one of them was doing a Whole30, would you be annoyed with the person? Think she was that person? To me, that person is the one who shows up and expects everyone else to make changes based on his/her new diet, not the person who shows up with a cooler and a plan to look after herself. 
     
    And then, of course, there's the polite social lie--"My doctor recommended I do this eating program for 30 days..." Hang on, I guess if this is a religious retreat, lying may not be the way to go