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  1. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Hey All So I woke up with leg and feet cramps - both feet, and left leg - ergh - not at same time, but reeeallyyy annoying. I've been drinking bone broth but I think because of SIBO gut some nutrients/minerals aren't being absorbed like they should. Did research and found that Magnesium helps. So I bought some supps today and hopefully with those + bone broth, my absorption will be better. ALSO had a very strong espresso yesterday - probably had 3 shots, although I thought it was 2. I added water to it and it was wonderful. But thinking that the caffeine in that, which I only have once a week now, might have played a part as well. I've been researching topical mag oil - any feedback on that anyone? Also, Kirkor, I've been trying to join reddit keto chat but when I get in, I can't see any chats or type anything like "hello" or anything. Is there something I'm missing?
  2. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Thank you, Kirkor for feedback! Yep, I've decided to do another W30 in March. Will give me time to finish my eggplant parm. Since I'm going keto as well, I'll be posting in both forums. Why not? Carlaarend thank you for sharing about your dairy free experience!! I'm really getting how dairy can affect our bodies, esp. when dietary changes shift everything from hormones to nutrient absorption and inflammation, etc. This is how I'm doing my keto - am open to feedback. I'm not being too scrutinizing with the carb/protein count. A while back I did make a basic spreadsheet to help me get started with a column for carbs, protein and fat for each meal and I've used this keto calculator to get a basic idea of healthy macronutrient ratio for my body. Then after recording a couple days of meals, I had a pretty good idea of what/how much to eat and now I just wing it. Just keeping the carbs/protein low and fat high. Got a pretty good idea of foods high in fat, low in carb/protein. Mac nuts (daily) and almonds (every other day), lots of kale/zucchini/eggplant/collards, lots of bacon/sausage, chicken soup, occasional steak/lamb chop, lots of celery root and ghee, coconut oil, bone broth I'm generally feeling better, losing weight/inches slowly because I can see it. I did weigh myself at my dad's and well, I was pleased with what I saw - but I'm not going there much because my brain attaches itself to weight and that's another reason why I like Whole30. That said, I have been going back and forth with energy - some days high, some days really low - last couple days really low. Fighting some bug - the flu is upon us again and my joints have been aching, head feels a bit like it's in a helmet, but it doesn't really ache. Feels fluish. I did have a day of splurging just three days ago at airport... and could also be feeling a bit of "carb flu" so taking that all into consideration. I'm drinking my bone broth and just taking it a day at a time. Mornings are better after a good sleep and I'm sleeping really well. Here's a GREAT site with all sorts of low carb and almost W30 compliant recipes. I'll only be sharing individual W30 compliant recipes in the March forum.
  3. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Wow too weird, ML, I have a Linus that I LOVE and just returned from riding it to and from yoga class!! Is that a pic of your Linus? I hear you on all points - am sticking with cultivating new habits, exploring what I can enjoy without repercussions. Keep on one day at a time! Xoxb
  4. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    OK Thank you both Meadowlily and Brewer5. I will think about it. At first was going to do a whole 30 in March - might still but am going to test waters with a bit of dairy first. Still have a few days to decide. If I decide against, then I'll stick around here and just hang around, share support.
  5. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Thank you, Brewer5! I really find forums on Whole30 to be very helpful - so am thinking of keeping training wheels on with regular visits and not doing Whole30 in March but still on fence about that. Am eating such a small amount of dairy and have removed yogurt for time being because I eat too much of it. My doc says that dry curd cottage cheese and a small amount of parm cheese could benefit my gut. I wonder if it's kosher to do another Whole30 and just not report the dairy?
  6. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Hi All! Looks like Meadolilly, Brewer5 and Kirkor are active on this forum. I want to do a keto Whole30 starting today, however I'd like to keep experimenting with dairy. Is that cool since this is keto? I read Kirkor's first posts with links and on into the thread a bit and it looks like dairy might not be an option, but thought I'd ask. Also Is this the best forum for keto or is there a more recent one? Thanks and hope all are doing well! I'm definitely benefiting from keto Whole30ish eating with just a small amount of dry curd cottage cheese and parm cheese at present.
  7. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Thank you Kirkor! I've decided upon further research that I will step out of keto for the time being and focus on reintro whole 30 for SIBO reasons. Am supposed to eat homemade yogurt for starters - and up to two cups a day now after killing off bacteria overgrowth. Plus, I love my squash and bananas once a week.
  8. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Hi All So I just finished Whole 30 on Jan 30 YAY and am in keto now. It's a natural result for me cuz I've had to remove fruit and most starches from my diet due to SIBO. Bummer cuz I really like cauliflower rice and can't eat that right now. BUT I can have ripe banana and my question is this... I'm finally losing weight/inches on Whole30/keto and feeling extremely satiated and satisfied. That's a big wow for me. It's been a yoyo experience that resulted in me being about 35 pounds overweight and feeling awful and then unable to lose. I know yo-yoing is baaaaad but it's not as if I did it on purpose. I would begin to eat normally after restricting cals and exercising butt off and would immed. begin gaining again. Then, I couldn't lose and my gut hurt and IBS got worse. I knew there was an answer out there. Enter SIBO/Whole 30. OH sorry -- my question is this - can a have a banana please? I've read that if I eat some carbs and then work out soon after, I will stay in keto. This wouldn't be all the time - just once a week. I've read that it can be a "carb up" if I exercise, which I stopped about two weeks into Whole 30 due to energy issues. But now I feel back on track and want to experiment with carb ups. Also, my keto plan is to do keto for Feb and then back to Paleo. I understand there's an induction phase, etc. - can someone suggest a good book/site for peeps who want to do keto for a month and then move to Paleo? THX in advance!
  9. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Hi all - Interesting topic! I'm all for keto for the time being as it is helping my gut heal and get back on track to healthy Whole30 eating in the long run. I'm officially starting keto in 5 days! YAY! Been on Whole30 Jan 1 - 30 forum and going strong. Couple of almost flubs but have stayed on track. Looking forward to hanging out with you all here for month of Feb. So do people report their meals here? I've found that it really helps and haven't seen it much. I think I'd like to continue that if that's cool.
  10. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Thank you kirkor! I am always drawn to sauerkraut and kimchi when I'm around it but never make it myself. I did make kimchi last summer first time and it was so easy. Don't know why I didn't continue - habit i guess. That said, I'm going to make some this week. It sounds just like what I need. Thank you thank you!
  11. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Praxis, it this the silky ginger soup you're talking about?
  12. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    OHHHmg silky ginger soup with bone broth - I want. Thank you! Not sure what to do about starch - my sibo gut doesn't do well with much starch aside from acorn squash, which I eat about twice a week, otherwise it seems to act up. Carrots are starchy yes? No they're fibery. I looove parsnips and taro but don't eat them much. Wonder how my gut would react now to them? Only way to know it try it out!
  13. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    Just wanted to do a brief post here - I've decided to take fresh and dried fruit out, as well as most nuts, as my gut is not agreeing with them right now, although I'd rather it be the opposite. And since I ran out of fruit yesterday, that makes it easy. That means I'm eating mostly keto. And since I'm starting officially keto in Feb after I finish Whole 30, thought I'd post that it looks like I'm automatically also in ketwhole30. And I just have two words of gratitude to share - bone broth. OMG bone broth. I had some for breakfast with chopped kale and a big glass of lemon water and I feel pretty darn good!
  14. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    MeadowLily - YOU rock. Thank you for your sweetness. Kirkor OK will do! YAY that means I can still eat my apples and acorn squash.
  15. bronnyd

    KETwhOle30

    I just found this link on reddit this morning! Took a look, left due to info OD... but now you provided a link, which means take a much closer look asap. Fooocuuuuusss... I just ordered two books from Amazon - It Starts With Food and Why We Get Fat. Also thinking of ordering The New Atkins - buuuut am wondering if the two books I ordered are enough for newbies with a scientific bent, what with all the online info out there as well? Also, is it smart to start keto without dairy? Cuz I want to start Sunday with keto, but can't eat dairy until end of Jan as I am committed to Whole 30 as well...