AmyS

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    AmyS got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Don't over think this.   
    Woot!!! Beautiful post! Thank you!
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    AmyS got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Don't over think this.   
    Woot!!! Beautiful post! Thank you!
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    AmyS got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Don't over think this.   
    Woot!!! Beautiful post! Thank you!
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    AmyS reacted to jmcbn in Corned Beef   
    If it helps I'm Irish, living in Ireland, and we don't actually eat cabbage & corned beef on St Patrick's Day. It's not even considered a National dish.

    In fact back in the day beef was very expensive here & if we could get it it would have been eaten fresh. Most Irish got their first taste of beef when they arrived in the States where beef was more widely available & less expensive, and they treated it in the same way as they would a bacon/ham joint (ie. any joint that wasn't from the leg) - they brined it.

    So don't feel bad aboout not eating that corned beef - nobody here will be either - in fact going on my food prep for this week I'll be eating a chicken & spinach curry!!

     
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    AmyS got a reaction from fmr_sailor in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    We want you to eat the whole egg. That is to say, add whole eggs to your scrambled eggs.
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    AmyS got a reaction from adabeie in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    It's funny because I don't necessarily think of vacations as restful, indulgent experiences. When I travel, I travel with my children, who are very agreeable travelers and who love new adventures. We have lots (and lots and lots) of fun, but if I were planning some sort of vacation just for me, I would not do many of the things that are absolutely necessary when traveling with children. In other words, I think of that time as fun, but I certainly don't regard it as a vacation. I'm still very much on the job.
    If I were to plan a vacation that didn't include the children, the first condition would be that I would have to arrange for their care in such a way that I didn't worry about them. That could be easily enough done by leaving them in the excellent care of their father. But at the moment I feel somewhat cautious about how far away I'd like to be. (I know those years are soon going to be over, my girls are nine, and pretty soon, before I know it, they will be off into the wider world and I'll be planning everything without considering their immediate needs - so strange to contemplate that.)
    So - perhaps I'd go to the other side of the island for a few days, with someone special. If this is really a dream vacation, I'd stay at one of the world class resorts that I usually just go see. I'd eat from the local farmer's markets as much as possible, and have some very nice restaurant cuisine too - fresh local food gone high end, why not? I know I'd have to ask how it's prepared, but I know I could find delicious food all around me.
    I would spend time just sitting near the water, reading, spending time with that someone special, and perhaps taking some long walks at sunset.
    I live in Hawaii, but for me it's just a (very) nice place to live and work. I'm only a couple of hours' drive from the world class resorts that put Hawaii on the map as a paradise destination. I'd like to actually experience that. Also, this being a small island, I'd probably know at least some of the resort staff!
    Hm. I'm thinking this could be a thing.
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    AmyS reacted to ShannonM816 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
     
    If you truly cannot eat that much food, then you work with what you can eat. Over time, you may find you can eat more.
     
    For now, eat what you can, and when you do eat, make sure you eat a combination of protein, fat, and vegetables. I'd mostly skip the fruit, since vegetables are more nutrient-dense, and if you can't eat as much food, you need to make sure all the food you do eat gets you the maximum amount of the nutrients you need. I'm not saying never eat fruit again, but definitely limit it. I also think that limiting the fruit will help you kick that sugar addiction faster.
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    AmyS got a reaction from ladyshanny in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    In your case, do not worry about eating a full template meal in one sitting. You may need to take the template amounts for three meals a day and divide that food up in six meals. It's fine. Just remember that a meal is protein, fat, and veggies.
     
    You might, for instance, fix up a full template meal, eat as much of it as is reasonable for you to eat, wrap it up and put it away, and pull it out again to finish (or just eat more of) later. At each sitting, eat items from the protein, fat, and veggies sections of your plate. Once that meal is done, make another, and do the same, and then one more, and do the same.
     
    You may discover that you are eating many mini-meals, but over the course of a day you are still eating the same amount of food as other folks would consume in three meals. Again, this is fine.
     
    If you can eat half an egg and a strawberry, then aim for half an egg and a small portion of sweet potato. Then finish the egg and eat more sweet potato later, and so on and so forth.
     
    Hope that helps, let us know if we can give you more information about Whole30 eating in general or with weight loss surgery.
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    AmyS got a reaction from Brandib in Compliant Hoisin and Ponzu sauces   
    I think this recipe for hoisin http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/paleo-hoisin-sauce-recipe/ could work with two modifications: sub out coconut aminos for the soy sauce, and leave out the honey.
     
    And this one for ponzu http://www.eatingforidiots.com/seared-tuna-with-crispy-shallots-and-ponzu-sauce/ (includes a recipe for tuna and fried shallots too) would work. Remember to use Red Boat fish sauce. Johnny, the recipe's creator, was a moderator here for a while. His recipes are pretty popular with Whole30ers who like to cook.
     
    Diclaimer: I haven't made either of these, but they look very do-able.
     
    ETA: yes, arrowroot for cornstarch - or you could leave it out and have a broth-ier consistency.
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    AmyS reacted to marthafw in Compliant Hoisin and Ponzu sauces   
    Thanks! It "was" a simple meal to make :-)
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    AmyS reacted to Derek` in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ironic that that the white rice - though not W30 approved - is pretty much innocuous compared to the who-knows-what was in/on her meat and veg.  
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    AmyS reacted to Maureen Boyle in The crazy things people say   
    BF:  What are you eating?
    me: Scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and sweet potatoes
    BF:  Huh.  And you don't even flinch.
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    AmyS reacted to missmary in Ladies Only Privacy Disclaimer   
    The ladies only forum is a publicly view-able and searchable forum, just like any of the other sub-topics. Be aware that whatever you post here may be seen by anyone, including men.
     
    The intent is to provide a space for ladies to speak with other ladies without the contribution of men, so gents we ask your respect in refraining from reading and posting in this forum.
     
    We are researching possible enhanced privacy for this sub-forum. If things change this message will be updated to reflect those changes.
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    AmyS reacted to GlennR in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    AmyS reacted to Rtist Jen in The crazy things people say   
    I am going gluten free also.  I found that if you work the dough for a long time before cooking it, it's then gluten free.  - My best friend's sister
     
    If I had to give up dairy I would die.  - My mother
     
    I have read studies that organic food is really not healthy for you.  - My mother
     
    I am going to do portions of the whole30, but not all of it.  (I'm thinking, so that means you will eat food?) - My brother
     
     
     
    I just shake my head and smile.
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    AmyS reacted to Sissy13 in The crazy things people say   
    This one is from work after telling co-workers that I was following Whole30:
    "We're catering lunch; well, except for you because it won't be one of your 30 foods."
    I think it's funny that there is a perception that the 30 means a finite number of allowed foods.
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    AmyS reacted to booksandcoffee in The crazy things people say   
    "When are you going to stop being crazy?"
    Um, I can't answer that one!
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    AmyS reacted to kwantum in The crazy things people say   
    My 9-year old daughter who's eating more whole30 compliant than she realizes : "Mum, i feel so sad for you that you can't have ice cream"
    Me : "No need to be sad for me - I like the way I feel when I eat like this"
    Daughter : "Still, it's so sad for you"
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    AmyS reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Okay... I hate getting told I eat "special food" or have special dietary requirements. I don't eat special food, I eat real food! Plain meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and eggs!
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    AmyS got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    greenwaypress, I don't know you but I feel the need to give you a big hug after that last comment.  On behalf of humanity, I'm so sorry.
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    AmyS got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    greenwaypress, I don't know you but I feel the need to give you a big hug after that last comment.  On behalf of humanity, I'm so sorry.
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    AmyS got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    greenwaypress, I don't know you but I feel the need to give you a big hug after that last comment.  On behalf of humanity, I'm so sorry.
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    AmyS got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    greenwaypress, I don't know you but I feel the need to give you a big hug after that last comment.  On behalf of humanity, I'm so sorry.
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    AmyS reacted to Vian in The crazy things people say   
     
    And you have to keep in mind that the people who were ranking those diets probably all buy into the lies that whole grains are good for your heart and saturated fat is the enemy and/or are in the pocket of organizations that make money off that lie.
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    AmyS reacted to Farback in The crazy things people say   
    Here's another response;
    " if I eat that, the voices come back."
    They'll walk away.