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 reacted to GlennR in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
     
    It's been a while, but here's a new recipe: a Whole30 compliant kare kare, or oxtail stew. Delicious! (if I may say so myself).
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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 ladyshanny in W30: Project X   
    I completely agree that women can be successful at IF, my point was only to be aware of what "not succeeding" looks like before starting out because if it does go sideways that can be a very difficult thing to come back from.  Also know that what works in this 6 months might cease working in the next and it is prudent to continue to check in with oneself on a regular interval rather than just going along indefinitely without re-evaluating (but of course, this is something we should all be doing regularly anyway).  
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    AmyS reacted to ladyshanny in W30: Project X   
    I don't want to rain on your parade but I would really recommend that you read some of the information out there surrounding women, hormones and IF, if you have not done so already.  
     
    In particular this article: http://paleoforwomen.com/shattering-the-myth-of-fasting-for-women-a-review-of-female-specific-responses-to-fasting-in-the-literature/
     
    And Mark's Daily Apple reaction to the article above: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/women-and-intermittent-fasting/#axzz3XJar1M9j
     
    You are, of course, free to do what works for you, but please go into it as informed as you can. Kirkor is male in the prime of his life, he is the ideal candidate for fasting. Women, just by the nature of who we are and how we're built, are not necessarily made for fasting and it can wreak havoc in areas you might never suspect.  As I said, please at least understand what could happen.  
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    AmyS got a reaction from tangerine in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
    This is amazing.  I've been away for a couple of weeks and just came back to see this thread.  I may or may not have shed a tear of happiness at the possibility of a Whole30-approved pancit.  happysniffle
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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 GlennR in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
     
    Gee, thanks! I'll need to make quite a few more to fill a book, though. 
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    AmyS got a reaction from GlennR in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
    I love this thread SO MUCH. I would buy a cookbook if you made one.
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    AmyS reacted to leahcarn in Are the risks worth it?   
    I went through a situation like you describe with milk. It affected me a lot more when I reintroduced it, than before I did whole30. Now, 2 years later, my poor gut has healed to the extent that if I want, I can go to a cafe and get a hot chocolate and I don't react too badly. However, I know if I did that every day, I would be doing internal damage and just feel like crap, so I save it for the BEST hot chocolate, and the richest, most decadent ice cream, and the knowledge of how to keep myself healthy and feeling wonderful is worth it 1000 times over.
    Hope that helps.
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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 AliciaRenee in False Starts   
    I don't ever use a scale anymore for my food or my own weight. so I'm not so bad. It's just a thought in the back of my head all the time. I'm telling it to shut up
    I've been "off" sugar for over 24 hours now. This is probably my biggest struggle. Pretty sure my head is going to spin around at any moment...
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    AmyS got a reaction from little mighty in False Starts   
    Excellent! Eat up! And you're not at your worst when pmsing, even though we women have been taught by our society that we are supposed to be at our worst when pmsing. We're not. We're just really freakin' hungry. And we really really need to eat. Lots of meals. Lots of carbs. Lots of fat. Lots of protein. It's shocking how much I eat these days. And I'm teeeeeeeeeny. And, judging from comments I get the longer I eat huge amounts of nutritious food, getting teenier.  
     
    Have you gotten rid of your scale and anything you used to use to weigh/measure you food? That's a great set of next steps.
     
    There is so much freedom in sticking it to the patriarchy by actually eating.
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    AmyS got a reaction from little mighty in False Starts   
    Excellent! Eat up! And you're not at your worst when pmsing, even though we women have been taught by our society that we are supposed to be at our worst when pmsing. We're not. We're just really freakin' hungry. And we really really need to eat. Lots of meals. Lots of carbs. Lots of fat. Lots of protein. It's shocking how much I eat these days. And I'm teeeeeeeeeny. And, judging from comments I get the longer I eat huge amounts of nutritious food, getting teenier.  
     
    Have you gotten rid of your scale and anything you used to use to weigh/measure you food? That's a great set of next steps.
     
    There is so much freedom in sticking it to the patriarchy by actually eating.