Bellmaestra

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    Bellmaestra got a reaction from CherDeez in The Great Ghee Debate   
    I love this quote:
    “Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you and be silent." --Epictetus
    Stephanie
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    Bellmaestra got a reaction from ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Thank you for doing all you can to help us! It can't be easy... and yet you remain kind and supportive! Thank you!
    Stephanie
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    Bellmaestra got a reaction from ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Thank you for doing all you can to help us! It can't be easy... and yet you remain kind and supportive! Thank you!
    Stephanie
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    Bellmaestra reacted to ShannonM816 in The Great Ghee Debate   
    For more about ghee and why it's allowed on Whole30, check out this article: http://whole9life.com/2011/10/butter/ 
    I'd also add that the reason many people would consider ghee unhealthy is simply that it is a fat. These are the people who would be shocked to learn that Whole30ers often eat a whole avocado every day, sometimes more. There are starting to be more reports out there that show that fat isn't necessarily bad, but many people still believe that eating fat is what makes you fat.  
    I personally find that I'm happier if I don't discuss what I choose to eat with many people. If this person is someone whose opinion you respect, that's one thing -- hopefully the article I linked gives you a starting place for discussion -- but if it's someone whose opinion on healthy vs unhealthy foods is probably not going to influence your decisions about what you eat, you might want to try not to mention too much about it, or if they ask come up with a simple (polite) response like, I'm trying this for 30 days to see if it helps (insert whatever issues you hope to address with your Whole30) -- if I decide to continue eating this way indefinitely, I'll certainly keep that in mind, but for 30 days, I don't think it's going to hurt me. (Evidenced by the fact that the SuperSize Me guy recovered from 30 days of fast food meals -- I think it's safe to say you'll have no problem getting over 30 days of protein, fat, and vegetables, even if some part of it turns out not to be the right choice for you.) Or just smile and say, thank you for your concern, and then change the subject. 
     
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    Bellmaestra reacted to GermanCatlady in Are you new here? Welcome!   
    Hello! I'm new, too. Being German, I am not a native speaker, so I am sorry in advance for any misunderstandings that may happen because of my English.
    My start day was Jan 2nd, 2018, so it's already day 47. I feel so much better, it's amazing! The recipes are delicious, so there isn't much that I miss. I want to go on for a while to get rid of my bad snacking habits, especially when I'm stressed out.
    To those of you who are about to start or suffering from deprivation effects: hang on, it's really worth it! If there is anything I can do to support you, please let me know.
     
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    Bellmaestra got a reaction from ladyshanny in PSA: Don't Get Lost!   
    Thank you for doing all you can to help us! It can't be easy... and yet you remain kind and supportive! Thank you!
    Stephanie
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    Bellmaestra reacted to ladyshanny in Whole30 Christmahannukwanzadan List 2017   
    I know there are "best gadgets" and "kitchen tools" threads all over in the back pages of the forum but sometimes it's fun to see a current list for new folks. Plus, there's new and awesome stuff out there!
    If you've done a Whole30 before, what would you suggest our January starters put on their Christmas lists that would help them in their Whole30?  I'll start:
    mason jars for storing/freezing leftover soups, bone broth, sauces, dressings good quality food storage containers (eg, glass or stoneware) immersion blender for mayo, dressings, blended soups cast iron or ceramic frying pan - leftovers tossed into a fry pan and reheated (maybe w/ an egg on top) is a super quick anytime meal! microplane large, high quality sheet pan crock pot good quality chopping knife vegetable peeler silicone muffin pan instant pot spiralizer Whole30 books, cookbooks etc  OK, let's help build the list! Reply below and I'll add your responses to this first post as well as an easy reference guide!
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    Bellmaestra reacted to SugarcubeOD in Whole30 Christmahannukwanzadan List 2017   
    Is this things people are putting on their list to Santa?
    In that case, microplane, large high quality sheet pan, crock pot
     
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    Bellmaestra got a reaction from ladyshanny in Whole30 Christmahannukwanzadan List 2017   
    Good quality chopping knife (This is my daily essential, and it's totally worth paying for quality)
    Vegetable peeler
    Silicone muffin pan
    Stephanie