SugarcubeOD

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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from foodmonster in Marathon Training   
    The only thing to say if you're ravenous is that you're not eating enough - that doesn't really make the grocery bill go down but if you're doing this much activity and training for a marathon, you're going to need to eat to fuel that.  You SHOULD play around with portion sizes to get your meals to last you 4-5 hours without being ravenous... more fat is the cheapest way to start I think but depending on how much you're actually eating, you may need to increase your meal sizes all the way around... $150 for two people for two weeks of meals is only 37.50 per week which works out to be about $1.75 per meal... he wants to somehow lower this??
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to SchrodingersCat in Protein (beef fat)   
    I'm not all over the science, but I believe that the highest concentration of undesirables in meat are concentrated in the fat (as that's the storage component), so if you're not in a position to purchase higher quality meat, the best step you can take is to remove all visible fat. 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from ShannonM816 in Change my Whole 30 Log Title?   
    We actually can edit the title, you just need to use the edit button in the first post and it brings up the title
    @aliem999 - all done
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Jihanna in Having a frustrating week   
    I apologize for coming back before there's been another response, but I wanted to make sure I linked this --
    https://whole30.com/2012/10/the-whole30-and-weight-loss/
    -- and I also wanted to say I'm sorry if my post was too harsh. Tough love is one thing, but harshness is something I try to avoid in all areas of my life... because there's almost never any real need for it, and it tends to do more harm than good. So if you've already scanned through the stuff I wrote above, please know that everything I said there was meant in the best possible way, and that I really do cheer you on regardless of how it might've come across. So again, my apologies if it was a bit much (I think perhaps I was speaking to myself in parts, also, since I've just started my 2nd round today).
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to SchrodingersCat in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    I want to say the same thing, as soon as I saw it! Thank you @SugarcubeOD x
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    Please, steal away... give it to everyone! 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    Please, steal away... give it to everyone! 
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Lorna from Canada in Just now starting to feel hungry all the time (day 17)   
    Just popping by to say I love this gender neutral phrase. Totes stealing it and adding it to my woke vocab. Thanks @SugarcubeOD
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Jihanna in Homemade chips vs crackers   
    Just from my own understanding on this...
    Homemade "chips" are just fried or baked vegetables, and vegetables are compliant regardless of how you're cooking them (as long as all of the involved ingredients are also compliant). Even if they're sliced and seasoned similarly to commercial chips, you're unlikely to get them to be exactly the same and most of us are less likely to fall into a "no brakes" trap with homemade chips, even if it's fried potatoes. That said, if chips are generally a no-brakes food for someone, it's likely a smart call to avoid homemade versions during Whole30 and/or to keep that in mind when considering their relationship to that type of food.
    Crackers, however, are not compliant... regardless of the ingredients list. These fall under the "recreating baked goods" clause. When we eat crackers, our brains react to crackers -- they don't differentiate ingredients or healthy vs. unhealthy, even if we consciously recognize that we are eating something homemade with compliant ingredients -- a cracker is a cracker is a cracker. Even if you can brake effortlessly on them, they're still not compliant for the duration of the Whole30.
    My suggestion would be to test out some new vehicles and see how they work for you. Sweet potato chips can be used for compliant nacho toppings, carrot chips could be used to scoop up tuna salad, etc.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Oaklandish1 in Too much Avocado?   
    The thumb rule/recommendation is for liquid fats like cooking fat (olive oil, coconut oil etc).  Each other fat choice has it's own measurement on the meal template - avocado is a half to a whole, olives are 1-2 heaping open handfuls etc... have a look at the meal template (linked in my signature below) and you'll find more there.
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in a banana and hard boiled eggs for breakfast?   
    Maybe this person has found a brand that is compliant?  If the ingredients are fine then the product is fine.  Or maybe they're using the term Sriracha to refer to hot sauce, many varieties of which can be found compliant.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Jihanna in W30 sushi compliant or swypo?   
    @Jihanna did a great job explaining how each individual person may have some grey areas for SWYPO and Food Without Brakes.  For something like sushi, you have to ask yourself if eating the compliant version is going to make you crave or obsess about the real thing... If you have an ongoing and deep love affair for sushi and you are in deep mourning for it these 30 days, that recipe may not be the best idea.  If it's just another shape of veggies and protein on your plate and you could basically take it or leave it as far as sushi goes, then go for it!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Jihanna in W30 sushi compliant or swypo?   
    @Jihanna did a great job explaining how each individual person may have some grey areas for SWYPO and Food Without Brakes.  For something like sushi, you have to ask yourself if eating the compliant version is going to make you crave or obsess about the real thing... If you have an ongoing and deep love affair for sushi and you are in deep mourning for it these 30 days, that recipe may not be the best idea.  If it's just another shape of veggies and protein on your plate and you could basically take it or leave it as far as sushi goes, then go for it!
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Jihanna in Day 20: After an amazing 2 weeks, I'm back to being bloated, but why?   
    You noted that you use CookSmarts, which looks amazing (I found them a while back and was interested, but never did do anything other than read articles -- seriously considering trying out their paleo options for after my next round of W30, though).
    The caveat here is that for some of the meals you noted above, you're giving the "original" recipe name and not the one for the paleo version, which makes it difficult for us to understand for sure if you've eaten tortellini and flatbread... or if you used the paleo versions of these recipes for your meals, which replace the grain-based products with eggs.
    I will say that the paleo versions of those meals look totally delicious, though, and may very well find their way into my W30 (I'll just sub in coconut oil in place of butter!).
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from req in another "i don't feel well" post...   
    Your meals don't look too bad altho some of them are missing a plated fat entirely so you'd be well off to add fat to those meals such as the first one and the third one.
    Make sure you're salting your food to taste and drinking 1/2oz of water per pound of body weight and getting enough rest and you should start to feel bettter shortly.
    One thing to keep in mind is that if you're needing to snack because you can't go 4-5 hours between meals, then make your meals bigger altho adding that fat to each meal should help as well.  If you have to snack while you get meal sizes sorted, go for protein and fat instead of fruit and nuts, dried fruit and nut butters
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Jihanna in Tummy issues and nothing is compliant!   
    Throw a chunk of cinnamon stick in there too and it's really lovely!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from RandiW in What's for dinner?   
    Leftover roasted veggies (broc, brussels, kale, red cabbage, mushrooms) reheated with olive oil and home made dukkah seasoning with a blop of home made mayo and reheated greek chicken thighs.  Delightful and it took me aaaaabout 10 min.  Fave!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from EllieHH in Hungry in Middle of the Night?   
    You're  not eating enough.  Eggs when they are your sole source of protein in a meal should be as many as you can hold in one hand without dropping...for majority of people that starts at 3-4.  Or you can add other protein to the two eggs. Where are the veggies in your breakfast?
    Your dinner didn't have any fat and it looks like you're probably short on veggies too unless you had 2 or 3 cups of roasted peppers which i doubt.  The fact that you're needing to snack between meals is a clear indication that you're not eating enough.  Fruit is recommended to be eaten with a meal, not on it's own as a snack and until you get your meals adjusted, if you need to snack, pick a mini meal of protein and fat instead of fruit and nuts/nut products (which are a fat but are not the best choice).
    Also, nutrition is cummulative so if you've under eaten Sunday and also on Monday and then yesterday matched this, you're going to end up in a situation with cravings, waking hungry at night and really not feeling well.  Make sure you eat three meals a day matched to the template (linked in my signature below).
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Pandora Black in Forager Half and Half   
    I’m just going to get better half I guess. I’m too addicted to this creamer anyway. I about died when it said in the book, “Do you even like coffee or do you just want a sugar hit?” CALLED OUT.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Steve in Idaho in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    Tried Real Plans, but not useful for me.  It's just as easy to use the Internet really.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Steve in Idaho in How good is this Real Plans app?   
    Just a note that Real Plans is actually a company in itself that we've partnered with and they have a Whole30 option for meals.  It's not an official Whole30 app and it doesn't have the rules and recommendations or any other Whole30 support attached to it - it's only a meal planning app.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to SchrodingersCat in I accidentally Chewed Gum Yesterday!   
    That's not actually very helpful. I know you probably meant it to be, but when you're eliminating all this stuff to see if you have sensitivities, your body doesn't know if you did ate it on purpose or not. It's 100% up to the person to consider all of the issues before restarting. (Says the person who started over because of accidentally ingesting a tiny amount of sulfites because I actually did W30 to get rid of life-destroying migraines, and did). 
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to ladyshanny in I accidentally Chewed Gum Yesterday!   
    If this person has a soy sensitivity or a sensitivity to certain sweeteners, she is absolutely correct to consider whether or not she should consider starting over. Of course, it is always, always up to the person doing the program, but whether she chooses to start over or not doesn't mean she's lost perspective.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to ladyshanny in Eating out   
    It is completely possible to eat out, regularly, on Whole30, depending on your financial means, time available and locale. Some people can do it very easily and some cannot. It is not true to make a wholesale declaration that it isn't possible.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Avid snacker...   
    You can still have an easy breakfast... roast a sweet potato the night before and then have eggs, sweet potato, some cut veggies (tomato, mushrooms, cukes) and some guacamole or ranch... voila