LindsayO

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    LindsayO got a reaction from ladyshanny in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?   
    As much as I love coffee, it no longer agrees with me  I have severe gut issues and coffee affects my gut and produces brain fog/bloating. I have leaky gut and bottom line is that drinking coffee is very unpredictable, sometimes it's fine but many times lately it just makes me sick.
    The problem is, that tea just doesn't do it for me! I've tried every tea, and the only tea that I somewhat like is green tea. But it doesn't give me the energy kick like coffee does, and it just doesn't compare to that good coffee feeling you get in the morning! I'm going to try and add MCT Oil to my green tea to see if that helps give me the energy kick I usually get with coffee.
    I'm also thinking about drinking bone broth in the morning as I know it will probably do wonders for my gut. But it's not as good as coffee....
    Has anybody quit coffee and what did you use a substitute? Back when I tolerated coffee, it was a great part of my morning routine and felt so good. Yet I don't seem to have that experience with any other beverage...
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    LindsayO reacted to Jihanna in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?   
    I'd second the Crio Bru type drinks. I bought myself a sampler pack for Mother's Day, and I've been really enjoying them. I usually add some into my morning coffee so I get a chocolate-y undertone to the coffee itself, but I've also tried a couple of them brewed alone... mixed with just a bit of almond milk, it's quite a nice departure from my usual morning drinks. I sometimes add a dash of cinnamon with mine, also.
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    LindsayO reacted to ShannonM816 in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?   
    Have you tried the cacao based beverages like choffy or crio bru? I don't have them real often, but they're a nice change. Don't expect it to taste like hot chocolate, it's not sweetened, it's just brewed cocoa beans, but it's not bad. 
    There was a discussion here on the forum recently about the mushroom based drinks, I don't remember if anyone ever went back and posted an actual review of them or if it was just people asking if anyone had tried them.
    You might also consider quitting all caffeine at some point and seeing how that affects things. It can be pretty miserable at first, but after a couple of weeks you may be surprised to find that you don't need the morning jolt of coffee anymore.
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    LindsayO got a reaction from ladyshanny in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?   
    As much as I love coffee, it no longer agrees with me  I have severe gut issues and coffee affects my gut and produces brain fog/bloating. I have leaky gut and bottom line is that drinking coffee is very unpredictable, sometimes it's fine but many times lately it just makes me sick.
    The problem is, that tea just doesn't do it for me! I've tried every tea, and the only tea that I somewhat like is green tea. But it doesn't give me the energy kick like coffee does, and it just doesn't compare to that good coffee feeling you get in the morning! I'm going to try and add MCT Oil to my green tea to see if that helps give me the energy kick I usually get with coffee.
    I'm also thinking about drinking bone broth in the morning as I know it will probably do wonders for my gut. But it's not as good as coffee....
    Has anybody quit coffee and what did you use a substitute? Back when I tolerated coffee, it was a great part of my morning routine and felt so good. Yet I don't seem to have that experience with any other beverage...
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    LindsayO reacted to laura_juggles in MCT Oil Powder   
    If it makes you feel bloated, that sounds like a pretty solid reason to ditch it. 
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    LindsayO reacted to ShannonM816 in MCT Oil Powder   
    If it keeps you from eating a meal, and it's causing you to feel bloated, it is not really helping you, health-wise. 
    It is up to you (except the flavored varieties have stevia so they're out for your whole30 anyway), but why not give it up for 30 days and see how you feel, then treat it like your other reintroductions, see how you feel when you have it, and then decide how it fits into your food freedom?
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    LindsayO reacted to ElizabethG in Coconut products-bloating   
    I also have issues with coconut products, something I figured out a few months ago while doing a FODMAP challenge. At least for myself, I find that once a week is okay, but anything more than that isn't. There are lots of yummy recipes out there that use coconut milk, which I either swap out for something else, or pick a different recipe all together. Hope this helps!
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    LindsayO reacted to nicoledawn913 in Primal Kitchen Mayo   
    I personally do not love the Primal Kitchen mayo after having made my own several times.  I think homemade tastes way better!  But it never hurts to try it and see for yourself!  Mayo is a staple in my house during the Whole30 and I use it the same way as others have already mentioned.  It's also really good as a dip for sweet potatoes if you mix it with some compliant ketchup!
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    LindsayO reacted to pags98 in Primal Kitchen Mayo   
    The Chipotle Lime is amazing.  My wife is addicted to it for sure. If you have a Sprouts near you then you can get it for $6.00 a jar right now.  Honestly I think we'd pay that to make it ourselves with the cost of avocado oil (and theirs tastes better than what we've made).  
    Their salad dressings aren't that great though - too much vinegar.  We've tried Greek, Ranch and Green Goddess.  The Green Goddess was very good but compared to Trader Joe's version, it's inferior.  
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    LindsayO reacted to ladyshanny in Insulin Resistance-Sugar Addict   
    Hi There, we can't give out advice for medical issues but do know that eating a Whole30 templated meal every 4-5 hours is going to teach your body to become fat adapted which means that you are less reliant on sugars. You are likely going to have a pretty rough first few days if you were actually eating cupcakes for lunch.  Make sure you are eating within an hour of waking, eat every 4-5 hours, if you have to eat between meals, prioritize fat and protein combos. Ensure you are having a fist sized serving of starchy veggie at least once a day, drink tonnes of water, salt your food and be nice to yourself. Rest when you can, take it easy.
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    LindsayO reacted to ShannonM816 in Avoid Starch and Fruit if Diabetic?   
    If something makes you not feel good, it makes sense to avoid it. Whole30 used to not allow potatoes, so it is definitely possible to do without them, and fruit is never necessary. 
    You might find you're okay with some starchy vegetables in small amounts, like carrots, turnips, rutabagas, parsnips, winter squashes (like butternut or acorn), plantains or sweet potatoes. I would aim for just a fist-sized serving, with a meal, not more than once a day and see how you do, if you want to include them. It's something you'd have to try. Many people who have issues with depression or anxiety find they need at least some starchy vegetables, and if you are exercising, you might need some as well. If you're pretty sedentary and not dealing any kind of mood issues, you might be fine with a serving every 2-3 days.
    If you do decide to have fruit occasionally, it may make a difference if you have it with a meal. For instance, while you may not be able to eat grapes on their own, you might be fine with a chicken salad with a few grapes in it, since it would have protein from the chicken and fat from mayo, which would help slow down how fast everything is digested. But if you don't want fruit, it is fine to not have any. 
     
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    LindsayO reacted to samalope in Dark Chocolate Cravings   
    I love sugar so when I would start fantasizing about it, I would try to distract myself and find another way to self-sooth rather than focus on the craving.
    When do you want chocolate the most? Is it after a stressful day at work? Lonely? (That is my case) Look at those situations and be prepared for when they happen.
    IF I am feeling stressed and want something to comfort me... THEN I will take a hot relaxing bath (maybe with a fancy bath bomb)
    ...THEN I will take a walk to the park
    ...THEN I will paint my nails my favorite color
    ....THEN I will soak my feet and watch an episode of my favorite guilty pleasure
     
    The key I have learned is to NOT eat something in place of it. That is just reinforcing that same bad habit of going to food for comfort.