whitjm5

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    whitjm5 got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    "All this cholesterol and fat..." - comment made by a fellow party goer as we were enjoying steak, pork, beef strips, and veggies.
    Sure beats the cake that followed...
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    whitjm5 got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    "All this cholesterol and fat..." - comment made by a fellow party goer as we were enjoying steak, pork, beef strips, and veggies.
    Sure beats the cake that followed...
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    whitjm5 reacted to Delaine Ross in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Thank you for this!
    They have this conversation with the TJ's cashier (and this was yesterday)
    Me: do you have Larabars?
    Cashier: yes, many kinds. Do you want me to hold your place in line while you run over?
    Me: No. Thank you but I can't have them right now.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
    Me: I know, but I have an unhealthy psychological relationship with them. They feel like dessert.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
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    whitjm5 reacted to befabdaily in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    -- they're the one asking the local, North Carolina farmers "can you bring me some oxtails? OK, what about liver? I'll take a heart if you've got it. What about tendons? Can you bring me tendons?"
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    whitjm5 reacted to jhmomi in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... they are being criticized for eating Paleo and just want to say "Well at least I'm not a vegan. Those people are nuts..."
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    whitjm5 reacted to Adagio in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    They buy four dozen eggs a week. For two people.
    They mutter to themselves while grocery shopping.
    People ask them out to dinner and they say, "I'd rather eat at home."
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    whitjm5 reacted to jhmomi in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... in one day, and multiple times a week.
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    whitjm5 reacted to LindaLee in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You see them in the sausage aisle saying, "Are you kidding me? Seriously? Who puts sugar in that?" and stamping their foot like a two-year old.
    They have a freezer FULL of Applegate organic hot dogs.
    Every single day, they're hard boiling eggs.
    They go into ecstasy over a little coconut butter.
    They have ten kinds of tea in their cabinet.
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    whitjm5 reacted to megmac in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    "Grocery shopping" takes place at more than 3 locations.
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    whitjm5 got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    Pure genius!
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    whitjm5 reacted to Maycat in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I rarely can afford grass fed and organic. I have a family of 5 I feed on $100-200 a week. I live in California too. I get some veggies at the farmers market and stick to what is in season as that will always be cheaper. I go online every week to see what is on sale for meats, and usually only buy meats that are on sale for less than $3/lb. I have found that Raleys in our area has best quality meats so I wait for them to go on sale and buy a bunch and throw it in the freezer. Even though I can't afford grass-fed right now I am still eating healthier than before with all that pasta and rice and beans.
    On the Whole30 you can't eat most sausages, chocolate, processed foods and wine so it lowers the cost of your weekly shopping. I find myself doing a weekly cookup (Well Fed - best investment so far). I avoid ice tea at coffee houses, since sometimes bagged tea contains soy. I splurged for organic tea and made my own iced tea every day.
    Because I can't afford to go out to eat on our budget right now, and fast food is out, I find myself rarely letting veggies and meats go to waste, so am saving more money than before. Planning your meals for the week will definitely help your budget and time. Good luck!
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    whitjm5 reacted to annabel in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    whitjm5 reacted to Grandmamadukes in Approved Sweeteners   
    I have also heard that diet soda can be a cause of obesity and messes with a diabetics sugar levels.
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    whitjm5 reacted to Renee Lee in Approved Sweeteners   
    You can do whatever you want while not on a W30, but under zero circumstances do I believe that soda of any variety makes you anything but LESS healthy. Your call though!
    Personally, I can't stand the taste of it anymore. Sickeningly sweet
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    whitjm5 reacted to Night_Bear in Chipotle?   
    Soybean and canola oil are so perverse in foods we don't cook at home. It's nearly unavoidable! That's why I try to limit my meals out and save up for the dank grass-fed meats. I was at Whole Foods today and most of the prepared food and meat had some combo of soy oil, soysauce, or expeller pressed canola oil. It's just a much cheaper alt. to EVOO. Thanks everyone for the useful info about Chipolte!
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    whitjm5 reacted to GLC1968 in Chipotle?   
    Chipotle is my savior. I travel a lot and even in places where there are no Whole Foods or other 'health' markets within 50 miles, they have Chipotle. Honestly, once I had a carnitas salad for lunch and dinner...two days in a row! Eek!
    I like the idea of extra lettuce on top because when you get it to go, some of that precious quac always sticks to the lid and we can't have that!
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    whitjm5 reacted to CupcakeNinja in Chipotle?   
    This information made my day. Viva Chipotle! (But stop using soybean oil on your chicken because that chicken is DEEElicious! I'll miss you during my Whole 30, Chipotle chicken.)
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    whitjm5 reacted to Heather Hansen in Chipotle?   
    Oh so happy to read about the Carnitas. I love Chipotle!
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    whitjm5 reacted to Lissa Kristine in Chipotle?   
    When it comes to the salad dressing, I don't see a point. Whenever I go to Chipotle, Qdoba, or Moe's, I almost ALWAYS order a salad without dressing. That's what the salsa is for, right? I love me some salsa verde- especially from Qdoba.
    Nixing the beans will be tough as I usually double up on them, and I've never been a huge guac fan- fresh avocodo, yes, but not the guacamole. I suppose mixing it in with some meat, lettuce, and salsa will be different than just having some plain with tortilla chips though, so next time I go out for fast-food Mexican, I think I'll go for the guacamole as well.
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    whitjm5 reacted to Johnny M in Chipotle?   
    everytime this thread pops up as updated in my feed I get really hungry.
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    whitjm5 reacted to Lifepm in Chipotle?   
    Hi, I haven't been to Chipotle in a long time so I have two questions about your suggestion - Is this a salad you are ordering and you just skip any dressing?
    Thanks.
    Happy Day!
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    whitjm5 reacted to Johnny M in Chipotle?   
    no you're ok. Most of chipotles ingredients are OK but they do cook in soybean oil. It's not optimal but it's an honest mistake i think you'll recover from without any issue. For future reference, their carnitas are the only option that does not use soybean oil.
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    whitjm5 reacted to LBrwk86 in Chipotle?   
    Thanks for the reply! I ended up going with your recommendation and it filled me up for hours. Delicious!
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    whitjm5 reacted to Megan Claydon in Chipotle?   
    Hey Lauren,
    Let me just say that I personally LOVE me some chipotle! It can definitely come in handy when you are in a pinch for food away from home or you want to suggest a place to eat among friends who may not be as into healthy eating as you are. That being said, you are RIGHT, everything they cook is soybean oil based...even if you got the carnitas, the peppers and onions are still sauteed in soybean oil.
    To avoid the soybean oil you could do the romaine lettuce, carnitas, guacamole, and pico. Double the meat and maybe even the guacamole too.
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    whitjm5 reacted to MelliebuStacey in The crazy things people say   
    100% agreed. Also. Am I the only one terrified by Monsanto (and not in a silly conspiracy theorist way..?)