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elQu replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:43 PM

Re: swim suits

I vote for ""whatthef-uckeve"-erish. Get a sport top or racer back type of two piece. You'll get the support you need for the gals without going all full coverage of a tankini. Watch out for thin straps that can be less supportive. Or [more]

Mon Feb 16

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elQu replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:34 PM

Re: Lent this year

Also, as is tradition, giving up dairy, wheat, sugar, meat.

You do this every year so you must have a standard menu plan. What do you eat during these forty days then? Asking for a friend... ;-)

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elQu replied to the Imp This Ride board. 12:55 PM

Re: Lent this year

I'm playing along again this year. I'm still off dairy, grains, legumes and sugar, between eating Whole30-ish and allergies to gluten and dairy. And I'll continue to stay off of those.

But the Whole 30th has been "ish". Mostly very [more]

Tue Feb 10

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 11:07 AM

Re: The Science of Diets

favoring a low glycemic Mediterranean based diet

That pretty much sums up what we are doing, minus dairy.

Meat/fish/poultry, LOTS of veggies, some fruit, healthy fats, some nuts and seeds.

High/er fat, medium [more]

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 10:49 AM

Re: "I Want to go Paleo..."

Interesting how bodies differ. Mine hums along like a fine tuned machine on cheese (& other fats), but reacts violently to carbs. Bloating, weight gain, headaches, skin problems etc.

Yes, that's pretty much what happens to me [more]

Mon Feb 9

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 4:39 PM

Re: "I Want to go Paleo..."

He'll figure out what he wants to do in the end, but if it were me, for example, I'd do a variation on a theme here by doing broccoli sauteed in butter/ghee, mixed in with bacon on hand, or even just sauteed it in the bacon drippings, if cooking [more]

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 1:12 PM

Re: "I Want to go Paleo..."

You're welcome. If youngest should later decide to read something online, there's the Whole30 website www.whole30.com, which has a condensed explanation.

Totally agree on the phlegmy thing with dairy. I [more]

Sun Feb 8

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 10:21 PM

Re: "I Want to go Paleo..."

I would second all the recommended books and websites that Casswoman mentionened.

Her experience mirrors mine. Except I started with Paleo 13 months ago, after suspecting a gluten allergy and added in doing a Whole30 about 5 months ago, [more]

Thu Feb 5

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 11:25 AM

Re: Question (low carb 101)

And this is another option for free-range, antibiotic and hormone-free lard (pig fat) from heritage breeds of pigs:
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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 9:51 AM

Re: Question (low carb 101)

I have a big bag of grass-fed beef fat (tallow) in my freezer to use for sauteeing. I just grab chunks of it out of the freezer and toss it into whatever pan I using, to melt. I suppose this is one way to up your content of good fat while still [more]

Wed Feb 4

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 9:50 PM

Re: Question (low carb 101)

How many of you use organic butter? A recent article said it's one of those things you should spend money on since fat soluble toxins will be present in regular...

As a side note, I've switched some of my other fats too. I have a big [more]

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elQu replied to the Low Carb Way of Life board. 2:55 PM

Re: Question (low carb 101)

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I use organic, grass-fed ghee now. I'm allergic to dairy, so the protein in the milk casein sets me off (a little different than a lactose-intolerance). Since ghee is basically clarified butter, it's pure butter fat without [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:48 PM

Re: The hard truth

Speaking of pizza out, how much do you eat out? That can consume a good sized chunk of the budget vs learning to cook and eating at home. Plus it is usually healthier, as you have full ingredient control.

There are a lot of past threads on [more]

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 9:50 AM

Re: Long Layover Suggestions

OT a bit, but maybe helpful to Gluten intolerant folks...decided to test whether she really was, or still was...it appears to be gone...So maybe her body adjusted, maybe it was a bug, now gone...

Not that threads at the Fool EVER go [more]

Tue Feb 3

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 3:45 PM

Re: Long Layover Suggestions

I'd probably pick Brussels. It's a fairly short train ride from the airport into the central city.

Hey, thanks for the suggestion. Good to know.

...see the Gran Place and the Manneken Pis...

Other options? [more]

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elQu posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:01 PM

Long Layover Suggestions

I'm using points to fly to Europe early June and planning on doing a long layover to see some sights. Most likely just me - DH is flying out later.

My choices include:

* London 9 hrs: I have already spent 1 long layover here, but [more]

Mon Feb 2

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:03 PM

Re: No Shampoo?

LQ has of course researched this ...

Yeah, thanks. I've researched it some, too. I'm just interested if anyone "real" does the "no-poo" thing, and I was curious about details of your hair, etc. if you do, if you
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Sat Jan 31

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elQu posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:51 PM

Tablet for MIL

My MIL has discovered the pleasure of seeing her family in Portugal via Skype on her 80th birthday.

We're looking at getting her a simple and inexpensive tablet to use Skype while we're there this summer.

Thought I'd check on [more]

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:10 PM

Re: Germany and Europe

Don't know if this option would work for you, but a cheap way to get yourself onto Continental Europe is to take Sata Airline out of Boston to Lisbon. If you were planning to Euro-hop anyway, you'd have time for sightseeing there, then make [more]

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:58 PM

Re: Inexpensive Paris accommodations

Besides www.airbnb.com, which you mentioned, there is always www.couchsurfing.com for a place to crash, if you are adventurous.

Also, check [more]

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