Johnny M

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  1. Johnny M

    Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30

    I think you can have bulletproof coffee but remember in general we are not really fans of drinking meals or nutrition. From a whole30 perspective, there's nothing exceptional about drinking coffee this way that wouldn't be comparable to just say, cooking with ghee and coconut oil rather than drinking it.
  2. I have a good friend who had very serious fibromyalgia. She did not specifically do a whole30 but she converted to paleo eating last october. Last January I went rock climbing with her because all her symptoms had been reversed and she was off her medication.
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    Can I have Marijuana

    I'm pretty sure it makes you hungry because of a complex effect it has on leptin and cannabinoid receptors in the brain not a blood sugar drop. But I'm no scientist, just a whole30 moderator and have to say for the record, none of us advocate any type of drug use other than what's prescribed and monitored by your doctor.
  4. Johnny M

    Calories - do I really not count them???

    When you eat per the whole30 guidelines something amazing happens - your innate ability to self regulate how much you eat turns back on. It's one of the reasons I think eating this way makes so much sense. If you've read the whole9 blog or book you might have seen references to "food with no brakes" which is what they call things like grains and sugar. When you eat them your body has no mechanism to say hey stop eating, you're satiated. But when you're eating real food, your body will know when you've had enough. It's virtually impossible to eat too much steak in the absence of something like bread or potatoes. One of the best things I felt during the whole30 was what it felt like to be full and satisfied but not stuffed. Do follow the templates because just because we say don't count calories it doesn't give you carte blanche to eat as much as you can every chance you have, but don't fret over counting calories!
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    Plan a Whole30 dream vacation

    Hah...Melissa...I just saw your post. Your vacation dream can totally be reality. I've done it!
  6. Johnny M

    Plan a Whole30 dream vacation

    Hawaii is an amazing place for whole30 vacationing. I spent some time on the big island 2 years ago and most of what I ate was local, sustainable food. Most lunches were fresh grilled fish topped with mango salsa...side dishes were grilled veggies and desserts were fresh fruit and berries. Even my cocktails were passion fruit infused vodka with club soda which while not whole30, is a good compromise for me when not being strict. I also had a great trip to the dominican republic a few years ago where at most meals there was some kind of plain bbq option. IN fact we took a catamaran to an island somewhere in the Caribbean one day and lunch was an outside cookout with all kinds of meats cooked to order in front of us. Hawaii is extremely conducive to play and the whole environment is laid back and stress free. So much so that locals I talked to said it's often advantageous for children to leave the islands for education because they want them challenged in ways the islands don't provide...but that makes it a great escape for the rest of us. Exercise and active recovery is plentiful with things like paddleboarding, surfing, swimming.
  7. Johnny M

    Stevia

    There is a roasted cumin carrots recipe in the well-fed cookbook. THe first time i made it a couple weeks into my whole30 i couldn't believe how sweet the carrots were. Amazing.
  8. Johnny M

    Stevia

    All nonnutritive sweeteners are out as they promote metabolic dysfunction. Unfortunately substituting sweet with sweet won't help you get over sugar cravings. It's out for 30 days. Other things will soon taste very sweet to you like carrots and strawberries!
  9. Johnny M

    Chipotle?

    everytime this thread pops up as updated in my feed I get really hungry.
  10. Johnny M

    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.
  11. Johnny M

    Where To Go? (and what to eat)

    I try to find a steak house though it doesn't always make sense in terms of cost and convenience. I've gotten pieces of raw salmon from Japanese restaurants with steamed or sauteed veggies but it's not always the most exciting meal. Lately I've been going to mexican places in the area (which are everywhere in San Francisco and Oakland) and ordering fajita meats with veggies. The oils are problematic but in a pinch I'd rather some crap oil than something totally off limit. Burger places will usually gladly serve a patty on a plate, on top of a a salad, or wrapped in lettuce if you ask. There are more and more popping up advertising grass-fed meat as well. I've gotten just grilled or broiled fish at a lot of places too but I usually find you have to be very specific because a lot of them are dusted in flour or encrusted and somehow restaurants don' t think those things are worth mentioning so always ask before you order! One of my new favorites is Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurants. A lot of them serve some kind of kebab just be careful to get ones that aren't marinated in yogurt. Lastly, some areas have delis or groceries or even restaurants that serve rotisserie type chickens. These are fairly common and a very good option. I just found a stand at a farmers market 3 blocks from where I've been working for a year and had no idea!