Karen_Suep

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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from Robin in Iowa in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    even bacon cured in sugar has 0g sugar listed so I wouldn't risk it
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from RandiW in Headache (Day 2)   
    Things that I see. You need fat in addition to what you cook with. Maybe cut back on fruit and nuts. If you *need* carbs, try opting for starchy veggies instead of fruit. Many find a fist sized serving a day is adequate. Some need more. This will also help with eliminating the need for snacking throughout the day.
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from DeeRT in Whole milk for babies- necessary when no longer breastfeeding?   
    My toddler hates milk of any kind and barely eats any dairy. The pediatrician isn't super concerned. To be honest, the reason they suggest milk is because it's easier to get kids to get their calcium with milk.
    Calcium and Vitamin D (the two main reasons they suggest milk) are more bioavailable in other real foods so it's not as necessary as big aggra wants you to believe
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from dragonfly41 in eating 3 meals a day   
    It's wasn't easy for me in the beginning but now I can do it no problem. 
    We can help you troubleshoot if you're not sure why you can't go longer between meals. Most of the time I've seen it is because of lack of fat (cooking fat doesn't usually count) or not eating enough in general. Review the template and try to eat three template meals daily
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from Silver Penguin in Does anyone else feel nervous about fat?   
    Fat is PHAT!
    Basically, a lot of Americans are undernourished because of the fat phobia that has been perpetuated for years. Dietary cholesterol and healthy fat don't have as big a role on heart disease and health as we've been taught. Our diets need fat for essential nutrients and low fat doesn't help.
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from RandiW in Stomach problems   
    It may be that you don't have enough stomach acid and so it's overcompensating. Try taking a shot of apple cider vinegar or some lemon juice and see if that helps?
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from Maggieb123 in Needing some easy meal ideas   
    Brown ground meat, stir in compliant pizza sauce. Serve over caulirice or on sweet potato toast. Voila. Pizza Joes!
    i also make a large batch of taco meat. 
    Beef stew: throw compliant broth, stew meat, carrots onion celery potato salt pepper garlic whatever in a slow cooker. And it's great left over!
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from DeeRT in Whole milk for babies- necessary when no longer breastfeeding?   
    My toddler hates milk of any kind and barely eats any dairy. The pediatrician isn't super concerned. To be honest, the reason they suggest milk is because it's easier to get kids to get their calcium with milk.
    Calcium and Vitamin D (the two main reasons they suggest milk) are more bioavailable in other real foods so it's not as necessary as big aggra wants you to believe
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in Sweet tooth- Need Help!   
    Reformed sweet tooth here. 
    I cut out sweets almost cold turkey because I was suddenly diagnosed as diabetic three years ago. Eating more fat (like a spoonful of mayo or a handful of olives) helped with the whole30 sweet urges (I also utilized fruit and cinnamon more to bring out the natural sweetness in things.) and I don't even have sugar or flour in my house anymore.
    following the template will help immensely. 
    When you want to eat and it's not around meal time ask yourself why you want to eat. Is it habit? Choose something else to do. Are you legit hungry and ready to eat bland/boring food? Eat a mini meal (protein, fat veggies) 
    you can do this.
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from Silver Penguin in Does anyone else feel nervous about fat?   
    Fat is PHAT!
    Basically, a lot of Americans are undernourished because of the fat phobia that has been perpetuated for years. Dietary cholesterol and healthy fat don't have as big a role on heart disease and health as we've been taught. Our diets need fat for essential nutrients and low fat doesn't help.
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from Northcarolinag2 in Crazy Person's Whole30   
    I went to Costco and bought a whole bunch of chicken. Yesterday I put two packages in the slow cooker with some Tessamae's BBQ and I have at least 3-4 more meals worth for my family. (My husband and daughter ate theirs on bread. I ate mine on a bed of green beans. Costco frozen burger patties are also compliant. I have some compliant sausages that I just put in the oven when in roasting my veggies. I use primal kitchen mayo for practically everything (I don't trust myself with homemade). I buy a lot of already cut fresh or frozen veggies so all I have to do is steam or roast them. If you roast a lot at one time the left overs are great cold. 
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from MOboysgirl in What did you have for supper last night?   
    I had leftover beef stew last night. I'm not currently on w30 so the caramel color in the broth wasn't a deal breaker, but if you want to make it compliant, it's not too difficult if you find bone broth or make your own. 
    I browned some stew meat in my skillet, then tossed it in the pot with a white sweet potato, 1lb rainbow baby carrots, 2 yellow onions, 3-4 stalks celery, salt, pepper, garlic powder and 4-? Whole garlic cloves (there's never too much garlic for me). I deglazed my skillet with some water and then tossed that into the pot. Filled the rest of the way with broth and let it simmer for a few hours. And it was so good as leftovers too! It was perfect for the first wintry day this year. 
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from laura_juggles in Whole Foods 365 organic almond milk   
    Ingredients could also have changed in the last 4 years 
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    Karen_Suep reacted to saraip in I can't sleep past 5:30am - HELP!   
    Hi @violetta   Thanks for your note!
    I sleep at around 9 or 9:30pm each night, latest was last night, around 10:30pm.  I have still been waking up early which is fine - I'm less tired at this stage.  I'm at the office all day so no time for naps, wish my boss would let me...haha!
    Anyway, today is Day 30 - I have accepted that my sleeping hours are now from 9:30pm to approx. 5:30am, Mon - Sun.  I actually quite like the mornings because of the peace.  I usually just sit, read, and enjoy my coffee.
     
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from LaurenStarr in Day 4 and I Got Lost   
    Ghee is so easy to make so it doesn't have to break the bank. Use whatever unsalted butter you have and you can make it quite easily. 
    Mayo is also another good fat. I normally hate it but I tried homemade and I love it. Just don't give me any store bought hellmans or miracle whip :-p 
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from ArtFossil in Whole 30 Chicken Pot Pie?   
    If I were to guess, I'd say it's SWYPO. Generally, making things out of compliant foods (generally the more processed compliant foods such as starches and flours) such as breads or crusts is considered not ok. Sticking with lesser processed foods is best. Part of the whole30 is retraining how you approach foods
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from ladyshanny in Waffle iron hash browns?   
    @ladyshanny good to know. Not that it would affect me much since I think I've only used my waffle iron twice since receiving it as a lay wedding gift. It's just getting dust much like my toaster oven and juicer lol. 
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    Karen_Suep reacted to ladyshanny in Waffle iron hash browns?   
    Nope, sorry. Ingredients aside, waffles have been ruled out. Even if it's just sweet potato cooked in a waffle iron. Mel Joulwan, creator of Well Fed series and personal friend of Melissa Hartwig had a sweet potato "waffle" in her second cookbook and it was ruled not Whole30 compliant. 
    Whether I/we personally agree with the ruling or not, no veggies cooked in the waffle iron.
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from MrsNuggs in Waffle iron hash browns?   
    I don't know. My take is that it's another way to make hash browns... I'd say if you just did sweet potatoes or a mix of veggies, it'd be a little less SWYPO since it's not trying to replicate bread necessarily... but I have no idea. 
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    Karen_Suep reacted to SugarcubeOD in How to stop a cough?   
    Oh, that's a pretty clean product...
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from laurasmith in Started/Failed multiple times...working mom, 2 kids   
    When I did whole 30 in August, my kids were 2.5years and 4months. Easy? No. doable? Yes
    things that helped: precut veggies, Costco, precooking stuff, and the crock pot. My breakfast was salmon cakes, egg casserole, leftovers, or scrambled eggs with leftovers. Lunch was often veggies like broccoli slaw and true story turkey from Costco or roasted veggies and compliant sausage (I threw it all in the oven as I got the toddler her food). Sometimes it was protein salad. Then dinner was experimental or variations of our favorite foods. Meatloaf meatballs, a casserole from Danielle Walker's meals made simple, paleo takeout recipes for burrito bowls or green curry... I'd always add fats. Costco has individual servings of compliant guacamole that I'd add to stuff. I add ghee to tikka or coconut oil to my curry. Vinaigrettes got in my broccoli slaw and sopped up wit my turkey breast. Salmon cakes are great with mayo... that was my go to for my fourth meal a lot of times.
    ideally I'd want an afternoon to cut veggies and make salmon cakes, but that often happened only at nap time or after they'd gone to bed. short bursts of prep but I did it. Were there times I didn't want to cook? Yes... but I had a list of compliant go tos for not cooking. We ate out a few times and I quickly mastered the art of knowing which places were safe and which weren't (modern market is very transparent with their ingredients and five guys doesn't use oil or seasoning on their meats, so I just added raw veggies to my normal baconless burger and added fat) I also intentionally made more. If we had burgers for dinner, I'd throw a few more on the grill and eat them for breakfast. 
     
    I know whole 30 seems to be a lot, but it is doable with small kids and limited storage. We don't have a pantry at all except for one cabinet that got dedicated to it. Meal planning was really the only way we got through it. My dh and I would sit down, decide what we wanted for the week and then went shopping on Sunday evenings. 
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    Karen_Suep reacted to SugarcubeOD in How to stop a cough?   
    Whole30 is only concerned with what you eat, so if you spray something in your nose or brush your teeth with something, it doesn't need to be compliant.  That said, the throat coat teas, bone broth, essential oils, humidifiers, neti pots etc... all things I would try before I sprayed a chemical up my nose...
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from MOboysgirl in What did you have for supper last night?   
    Oven fajitas for framily dinner. I piled the plate high with the onions and pepper and chicken while I made sure everyone else had cheese, beans, rice, etc. I'm not following w30 as strictly right now but this was definitely 100%compliant on my part at least. 
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from littleg in So tired of eggs   
    SALMON CAKES!!!! I looove salmon cakes especially cold. Mel Joulwan has an easy recipe and I'll double it for the week for breakfast or for extras if I needed another meal. 
    Also leftovers are my go to. Nothing leftover is safe  
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    Karen_Suep got a reaction from katieblue in Seasonal foods!!   
    I am pretty sure you're my hero!!