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    bronnyd got a reaction from carlaarend in 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. 
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    bronnyd got a reaction from carlaarend in 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. 
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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 
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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. 
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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? 
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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.  
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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!
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    bronnyd reacted to Brewer5 in KETwhOle30   
    Also, MeadowLily, I think you could sort of drive yourself nuts with everyone's opinions on the internet.  Lots of chatter out there (including me ) -- but really, the only way to know how YOU feel and perform is to live the lifestyle for awhile and see.  I believe it is highly individual and there are many factors.  
     
    As an example, I have decided to exclude sweet potatoes and potatoes because of how they make me feel.  NOT because someone out there told me to.  I've learned so much by listening... really listening.  I arrived at a point ready to try keto because for me, it just made sense.  
     
    Is it for everyone?  No, probably not.  Did everyone's ancestors live in a ketogenic state, all the time?  Of course not.  ...BUT... did they have the ability to shift back and forth between using ketones for fuel and glucose?  Absolutely.  The low-blood-sugar episodes that people today just keep feeding with carbs, sugary coffee drinks, eating every 2 hours......  well, that is just not a good place to be.  It's sort of ridiculous if you really think about it.  You don't see animals out there in the wild having these problems.  
     
    At some point, I think you've got to go through the rough patch to arrive on the other side -- where you are truly no longer dependent on those things.  And I think, as we've discussed, you're already there on the other side.  
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    bronnyd reacted to MeadowLily in KETwhOle30   
    YES!  THERE IS GOOD FAT AND YOU NEED IT DESPERATELY IN ORDER TO THRIVE
    Coconut Milk Powder contains essential fatty acids and these are the GOOD FATS. These fatty acids create and provide energy for our bodies but also have many therapeutic applications as they are Anti-Viral, Anti-Microbial, and Anti-Fungal.
     
    If you are worried about high levels of sugar, or are trying to cut out sweets, try the Coconut Milk Powder.  With only 1g Carb per serving this is a perfect alternative to curb your sweet cravings.  Coconut milk powder is a great substitute for coffee creamers, or powdered chemicals. Use it for your favorite ethnic cooking like Indian and Thai recipes! Coconut oil has been proven to be extremely beneficial and healthy.
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    bronnyd reacted to MeadowLily in KETwhOle30   
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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.
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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.
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    bronnyd reacted to kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    No, and I probably won't based on what I've been reading. Too-frequent carb ups on a CKD. My plan after probably at least 6 weeks of the standard ketogenic diet will be the TKD (targeted ketogenic diet) which has a person consuming measured amounts of additional carbs surrounding workouts. So the additional carbs are "used up" for the workout itself, rather than a CKD general purpose carb up.
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    bronnyd reacted to MeadowLily in KETwhOle30   
    Renee Lee
    Whole9 Moderator
    Moderators 1967 posts LocationBoston, MA Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:01 PM
    Casey, the success of long term ketosis really depends on your activity level. If you're doing something like a Tough Mudder, it's too much activity and training to depend on just your body to replenish its glycogen stores on its own. You need the carbs.
    Additionally, the Whole30 program supports a healthy metabolism, which means being able to access different macronutrients for food. A healthy person should be able to switch in and out of carb metabolism and fat metabolism whenever it's necessary.
    Folks that are eating a standard american diet, or a diet of carbs, carbs and more carbs, are going to be REALLY bad at metabolizing fat, but that's because their bodies are used to tossing the plentiful kindling on the fire all the time, as opposed to being able to tap into the long burning logs that are fat molecules.
    Anyway, you should have this capability, and if you're running long enough to diminish your glycogen stores, your body will tap into the fat when they need it.
     
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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!
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    bronnyd reacted to MeadowLily in KETwhOle30   
    Kirkor and Keto group - have you heard the news today about the Dolphin's player who fell out of his boat and swam for 16 hours straight to the shoreline?  Talk about determination and the will to live, live, live.
     
    Eventually, he was 27 miles from the point at which he had gone into the water, at around 4:30 a.m. Friday.
    “After some time I just said, ‘Look, I’m not dying tonight, I’m going to make it to shore ,’” he said. “It certainly tests your mind when you’re in the water that long.”
    Konrad, 38, grew up in New England and was experienced on the water. He knew he had just a few hours before hypothermia set in. He began to swim, thinking of his wife and 8- and 10-year-old daughters.
    “In the next 16 hours,  I really had two opportunities for rescue,’’ he said. “At one point, as I swam into the night , there was a fishing boat, a recreational fishing boat, about 50 yards away. I tried to flag down the boat. It didn’t work out. A little bit later on, I saw the Coast Guard [helicopter]. They were out, searching the water. At that point in time, [they] came right over the top of me. They had lights on me, kept going. That was a difficult time.
    “I realized at that point I was on my own.”
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    bronnyd reacted to MeadowLily in KETwhOle30   
    We're all on our own.     The strong desire to eat our way to our best  possible life is also a marker of that will to live, live, live.
     
    Brewer, I liked your post out there about giving up sugar.   It's a choice.
    No one can do this for us.   If you don't have any family support,   think of Kirkor and others who rock it every day on their own.   I didn't lean on anyone at home or abroad.  I kept my mouth shut.   My own folks didn't notice one cotton pickin' thing for 6 months.   That's how gradual the process has been for me, very slow, turtle-like.    It's not a race and I'm not in a competition.   Everyone is inspiring and creative with their personal health journey and the Whole 30, Whole 90.... 
     

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    bronnyd reacted to MeadowLily in KETwhOle30   
    EVCoconut Oil helps to smother candida, too.   Too many fruits, especially dried fruits will feed it and avocado/EVCO smother it...snuff its light out.
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    bronnyd reacted to kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    Saw this on /r/Paleo, thought of you: "Yes, last year I had SIBO after a severe vital GI infection and all the foods you listed "rescued" my gut. It wouldn't clear so I went hardcore on fermented foods and felt better in weeks. It could have been coincidental and perhaps I would have recovered anyway but it seemed to help. Similar I had an episode of IBS related to nuts recently after 10 years without symptoms since switching to keto/paleo and sauerkraut, kimchi and bone broth have eased the bloating"
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    bronnyd reacted to praxisproject in KETwhOle30   
    That's the one Bronny! Carrots will work, and zucchini. Anything that's not a usual "low carb" veggie will probably work for you as a starch, just keep trying them until you find one (or two) that work for you. 
     
    If you have leaky gut, you don't want to eat too little starch and if you were eating fruit and cutting it out (as Bronny is), you don't want to be drastically cutting your carb levels, when you're already low carb. You'll tend to get headaches, light-headed, nausea, etc.
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    bronnyd got a reaction from praxisproject in KETwhOle30   
    Praxis, it this the silky ginger soup you're talking about?
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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!
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    bronnyd got a reaction from praxisproject in KETwhOle30   
    Praxis, it this the silky ginger soup you're talking about?
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    bronnyd reacted to praxisproject in KETwhOle30   
    Make sure you have some extra starches since you're dropping the fruit
    I'm eating potatoes and sweet potatoes and still in ketosis.
     
    Try the Silky Gingered Soup with bone broth, it's the bees knees. I lick the bowl
     
    Don't forget some protein with your bone broth.
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    bronnyd got a reaction from MeadowLily in 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!