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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    .... when your son leaves the fat of his steak on his plate & you ask '...are you not eating that...?' as you stick your fork in it...... 
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    You need grains to hold your teeth in your gums and hair on your head.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to MeGA"gardener" in The crazy things people say   
    I just beam!
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Mitch55 in Flavored coffee   
    Good articles... Propylene Glycol is also in the Sierra brand of Antifreeze... FDA approved for boatloads of foods and drinks... It's considered GRAS (Generally recognized as safe)... That's just one of the reasons I don't trust anything the FDA says...
    What else is in Sierra Antifreeze???  Water and SD Alcohol... You can figure out which ingredient is the antifreeze
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to SpinSpin in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    Hi! I am a type1 and I have had the same wonderful results. I would experiment with bumping up your fats to keep you satisfied until your next meal. I keep to 1 or less servings of fruit a day -- typically berries or other in season fruits, nothing tropical.  I would also look at bumping up your protein too and possibly try roasted veggies, as they will give you a more 'full' feeling than say eating just a salad. One of the reasons why I mentioned that I keep my fruit servings to 1 or less a day is that many people have reported hunger later in the day if they have fruit with M1. 
    Play around with your amounts until you reach a point where you are able to go 4-5 hours without being hungry. 
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Forum Rules   
    Welcome to the Whole30 Forum!

    We are happy you are here, and think you will find this new format ideal for questions, answers and support during your Whole30 program and beyond. Below are the general rules for this forum. We ask that you read them through at least once, and abide by them at all times.

    General Forum Rules
    We run a family-friendly show around here. Please keep language, links and images PG-13; no "f-bombs," links to adult content or any other such things you would not say, read or watch around your kids Keep discussions respectful. We appreciate differing opinions and relish open dialogue, but we ask that you maintain your temper and your respect for others at all times. Do not spam or grossly self-promote in these forums. If you have a blog to share, by all means, link to it in your signature. If you wrote an article appropriate to a particular topic, go ahead and let us know. But keep it tasteful, and please do not use this venue to drum up business for your goods or services.  
    Respect the Copyright!
    Do not post recipes, articles, excerpts, or images from copyrighted materials. That means no copying recipes from The Whole30 or Well Fed into a post, no posting entire paragraphs from It Starts With Food, or posting links to PDFs of e-books you've purchased. These posts violate people's copyright (which is illegal), and it's just a generally disrespectful thing to do. If the item in question is posted freely online, you may copy the recipe or an excerpt from the post, but ONLY IF you provide a link back to the originating website. Posts found to be in violation of these rules will be immediately deleted, and the poster will be warned. Repeat offenders will be banned from the forum. We take this seriously, so please respect people's hard work and original material.  
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    Before you submit a new question, SEARCH! We aim to keep forum material as streamlined as possible, and chances are your question has been asked (and answered) before. Do not cross-post across categories. Please choose the best category for your query, and post only once. Stay on topic! This forum is currently only for Whole30-related topics. Again, do not post, upload or attach copyright-infringing material which you are not free to redistribute (subject to the licensing terms of the specific item). If you are found to be in violation of these rules, you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent. The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

    General Recommendations
    Use a descriptive topic name, so we can answer your questions faster and more effectively. ("Help!" tells us nothing - "Headaches on Day 2, is this normal?" gives us a clearer picture of your issue.) Do not ask for (or expect) personal consulting via this forum. Should we feel your request requires more attention than we can provide in this setting, we will direct you to our consulting options. Welcome new members. Help new folks "learn the ropes" about how to find information and resources, and how to get involved in our Whole30 community. Thank you for your support, and best of luck on your Whole30 program.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Disclaimer   
    Please note, this forum is peer-moderated. Forum moderators are not doctors, licensed health care practitioners, or registered dietitians. The goal of this forum is to provide support, advice, and resources specific to the Whole30 program. We are not able to offer medical advice, nutrition advice, or specific dietary recommendations via this forum. Should you have a question outside of the scope of general Whole30 support, you should contact a Registered Dietitian, medical doctor, trained counselor, or other qualified healthcare provider for specific dietary and health-related recommendations.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to image-in-ing in Best dang red snapper recipe evah!   
    Veracruz-Style Red Snapper
    1/2 onion, diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon capers
    1 tablespoon caper juice
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/3 cup pitted, sliced green olives
    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & chopped, (I omitted for Dave.)
    2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    2 7 ounce red snapper fillets, cut in half
    Salt, to taste
    Pepper, to taste
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
    2 limes, juiced
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
    Stir in onion; cook and stir until onions begin to turn translucent, 6-7 minutes.
    Cook and stir in garlic til fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    Add capers and caper juice; stir to combine.
    Stir in tomatoes, jalapeno pepper.
    Cook and stir til pepper softens and tomatoes begin to collapse, about 3 minutes.
    Remove from heat; stir in oregano.
    Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil into a small baking dish. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of the tomato-olive mixture. Top with 1 snapper filet, salt, black pepper, and cayee pepper. Top with more filling and juice from 1 lime. Repeat with remaining snapper filet, seasoning, and lime juice in second baking dish.
    Bake in the preheated oven til fish is flaky and no longer translucent, 15-20 minutes.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Melissa Hartwig in UK "E Numbers" to avoid   
    While working on The Whole30 book edits for our UK publisher, I began researching E numbers that would rule a product out on the Whole30. (Boy, your labeling isn't anywhere near as easy to translate with all these codes!) I thought you might find these helpful.
    Note, I can't say for certain these are 100% of the E numbers to avoid. These are just the ones I researched with respect to specific off-plan ingredients. Feel free to post your own resources, or to request that I add to this list with other additives you discover in your own research.
    Here is a list of E numbers you'd want to avoid on the Whole30, as these codes refer to either carrageenan, sulfites, or MSG:
    E150b    Caustic sulphite caramel
    E150d    Sulphite ammonia caramel
    E220      Sulphur dioxide
    E221      Sodium sulphite
    E222      Sodium hydrogen sulphite
    E223      Sodium metabisulphite
    E224      Potassium metabisulphite
    E226      Calcium sulphite
    E227      Calcium hydrogen sulphite
    E228      Potassium hydrogen sulphite
    E407      Carrageenan
    E620      Glutamic acid
    E621      Monosodium glutamate
    E622      Monopotassium glutamate
    E623      Calcium diglutamate
    E624      Monoammonium glutamate
    E625      Magnesium diglutamate 
    Here is a list of E numbers you'd want to avoid on the Whole30, as these codes refer to added sweeteners (natural, artificial, or sugar alcohols):
    E420 Sorbitol - Sugar Alcohol
    E421 Mannitol - Sugar Alcohol
    E422 Glycerol - Sugar Alcohol
    E950 Acesulfame K - Artificial Sweetener
    E951 Aspartame - Artificial Sweetener
    E952 Cyclamate - Artificial Sweetener
    E953 Isomalt - Sugar Alcohol
    E954 Saccharin - Artificial Sweetener
    E955 Sucralose   - Artificial Sweetener
    E956 Alitame - Artificial Sweetener
    E957 Thaumatin - Natural Sweetener
    E958 Glycyrrhizin - Natural Sweetener
    E959 Neohesperidin DC - Artificial Sweetener
    E960 Stevioside - Natural Sweetener
    E961 Neotame - Artificial Sweetener
    E962 Aspartame-acesulfame Salt - Artificial Sweetener
    E965 Maltitol - Sugar Alcohol
    E966 Lactitol - Sugar Alcohol
    E967 Xylitol - Sugar Alcohol
    E968 Erythritol - Sugar Alcohol
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    You also gotta eat more...!! 
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    This morning, I had baked chicken thigh, sweet potato, and bok choy, with a grape kombucha.

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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to ShannonM816 in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    Leftovers from last night for me:

    Steak topped with sauteed mushrooms, onion, and garlic, sweet potato wedges, and tomato-cucumber salad with sunflower seeds.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to artemiscuous in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    You are clearly losing pounds of fat and gaining pounds of muscle, if your clothing size dropped and you notice a difference in how your clothes fit. It sounds like you are already in a pretty good zone, based just off your clothing size and numbers. I don't know how you were eating before your program, but it is possible your muscles were underdeveloped and now that you are fueling your workout sessions properly, your body is able to build muscle and burn fat more efficiently. When I added animal protein back to my diet years ago, I immediately put on 10 pounds of muscle - going from 135 to 145 in a month with just my regular workouts - and looked and felt awesome. I got endless compliments on how I looked and people were asking if I lost weight. I killed it in my sport of choice, which is climbing. The number on the scale can be a surprise, but it's really important to remember that greater strength is associated with less pain and less diagnosed disease as we age. And you are not going to get bulky muscles doing PiYo! If you really want to track numbers, maybe get your body fat percentage done or track your bust/waist/hip measurements - although not tracking anything but how you feel and perform is my top recommendation. But that data will be a little more informative. Weight is nothing but your body mass's relationship to gravity, and it doesn't really mean much when it comes to appearance or performance, unless you are trying to burn through a substantial mass of body fat.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to MeadowLily in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Rebe_J in The crazy things people say   
    Being the smart-a$$ that I am, I like to ask these people this question. "Have you priced a heart attack lately? How about a stroke? The daily rate in ICU?"
    Husband and I have had NO medical bills (other than preventative & exams) since 2008. We take no prescription medicines. I'm 62 and he's 71. A big part is genetic, I know, but IMO, lifestyle often trumps genes.
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to SugarcubeOD in The crazy things people say   
    I find it hilarious when people tout that they 'only' spend $100 a week for a family of four... I hear that all the time and the next question I ask is 'do you count all the money from eating out in that $100?' The answer is always, well no, you said 'groceries'. And I say, yes well everything that goes into my mouth, including beverages, is made out of INGREDIENTS in my kitchen... so it's not really fair to compare your $100 for a family of four, plus eating out to my '$100/week'. Duh!
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    LOL! I really hope you looked at this friend and said with a straight face something like "tasty tasty animals". 
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    MeGA"gardener" got a reaction from SpinSpin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ...when the cashier at the supermarket grabs a second cart to load then she totals your order and shouts out
    You spent _$!!
    And everyone turns around
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    Oh Mercy, My.   You two are on a roll and it is hilarious.  Hey, it's Friday night.  I'm glad we're having some fun.  
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    They also paint all humans with the same brush (cut carbs, lose weight) and they forget to mention "Cut carbs, lose your mother effing mind for 2 weeks a month, nearly get divorced, have high anxiety, lose focus, wicked headache, oh we're sorry, women actually need carbs but screw your physical needs, LOSE WEIGHT."
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to Espie in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You always have the *best* butcher stories. :-)
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you call into the butchers to pick up your pork shoulder and the owner shouts to his apprentice from the back 'She'll want the big one!'     
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    MeGA"gardener" reacted to jmcbn in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When fitting your groceries into the fridge on food shop day is a work out in itself...
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