I have had some kefir grains for awhile and every now and then, I haul them back out and revive them from the brink of death only to discover again why I stuck them in the fridge and forgot about them. Neither I nor the kids seem to like it. We all like yogurt -- is it possible that no one likes kefir? We are a very healthy family used to eating lots of whole foods, so this puzzles me. I am left wondering if I am doing something wrong. I use raw cow's milk -- does anyone find the taste is better with store milk? I only ask this because I really don't like raw milk yogurt and I've heard it is because sometimes the live organisms already present in the raw milk compete with the cultures in the yogurt.
The other thing that is a problem is the amount of kefir we end up with. I just can't keep up with it if I am making it all the time. I wish it was easier to make just once a week. How do you use it all up? When I try putting it in smoothies, everyone hates them.
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When we made kefir, we used raw milk as well. Never tried it with pasteurized. We used it for our beloved smoothies, biscuits, soaking grains and various other things. Anywhere buttermilk is called for. We never could acquire the taste for drinking it. But could use copious amounts in a smoothie!
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I was making kefir with store bought milk when I was pregnant but after I had Lillah, I let the grains die in the fridge. When I got the grains from my midwife she said that it stays good in the fridge for about 2 weeks. So you could make a jar and stick it in the fridge without straining it. When you are ready to use it, you could make a new jar, ferment and then put it in the fridge while you use the other up. Have you tried the KKE? It's super yummy, esp if you add raspberries. My family doesn't drink kefir either.
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lauriebovi: Just starting on this plan. Well I've been starting for a while now. Anyone have a really hard time staying on? I have no issue with what I'm eating. I feel like I'm just lazy and fall into old habits. any advice or personal experience?
Jul 16, 2015 11:45:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: lauriebovi, a menu plan really helps me even if it is just a daily plan so I kind of know what I will be eating through the day with snacks and meals. Also for me prepping ahead is a super helpful, having a large batch of something to grab when needed
Jul 20, 2015 5:09:50 GMT -5
alane: I've been on THM for 14 months and there is still a detail or two I am not sure about. The book lists 3/4 c quinoa as a serving limit, yet some of the breakfast recipes have 1 c listed. Can you clarify this for me? Thanks!
Aug 1, 2015 13:24:37 GMT -5
lynnluce: I have been doing the THM lifestyle for 8 months now with great success, for the first 6 months I have had the weight just slid off, lots of energy, and much happier. Now I am tired all of the time, cranky, and can't get rid of my lower belly. Help
Aug 3, 2015 6:11:41 GMT -5
steffanie3: alane, you can do 3/4 of a cup if alongside some other foods (including a bit more E fuel) and a full cup if it is the center of the meal like porridge It is a little confusing.
Aug 12, 2015 11:23:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: lynnluce, were you maybe losing too quickly? Maybe your body needs some time to heal?
Aug 12, 2015 11:23:27 GMT -5
fran: ok I have missed vibes for whey powder? Which ones NOW or Swansons, or Robs?
Aug 25, 2015 2:56:53 GMT -5
gaelle: Just noticed the Lifeway Plain nonfat kefir I bought contains 12 sugars!!! :-( Also made the THM pancakes but added an egg beaters thinking it was egg whites. Need to be better at reading labels!
Aug 26, 2015 7:26:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: THM, Jay Robb are both on plan. Preferred is a cross-microfiltered whey isolate
Sept 22, 2015 12:12:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Lifeway Plain is fine Enjoy it in an E setting. Egg Beaters are ok because they are also non-fat, but they are flavored where plain egg whites will be better You will get there.
Sept 22, 2015 12:13:22 GMT -5
lovelea: Hi guys I am back! Oh man I did THM with amazing success then let my self go! I am back to where I started and I need to get back on track!
Nov 3, 2015 8:00:06 GMT -5
mbernadette: Today I received a wonderful package from THM. My Muffin in a Mug and recipe box. Happy with these gifts. Thank you.
Nov 6, 2015 5:10:53 GMT -5
mbernadette: I have started to slide backwards after losing 63 lbs. Now I must get back to business. I may require a vavle replacement surgery and also two new knees. I need to be as healthy as possible for these.
Nov 6, 2015 5:12:14 GMT -5
htebe: What does JUDD stand for; it was mentioned to a lady who was wondering why she wasn't losing?
Nov 11, 2015 6:23:49 GMT -5
steffanie3: JUDDD has a small mention towards the end of the first book, I think it is a mixing of FP and regular meals by days, but honestly don't recall for sure. It is mentioned for menopausal, stubborn loss mamas.
Nov 16, 2015 15:36:49 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome back ladies
Nov 16, 2015 15:37:56 GMT -5
singtoangels: So I was just wondering, should I really read up on THM and wait until at least after Thanksgiving or should I try to dive into it now? Those who have stuck with it what do you do?
Nov 16, 2015 16:43:10 GMT -5
htebe: steffanie3 - THAT WOULD BE ME - stubborn, slow losing menopausal
Nov 27, 2015 1:21:23 GMT -5