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  1. Nico liked a post in a topic by 4milesat40 in Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?   
    That is a great explanation - thank you!
  2. 4milesat40 liked a post in a topic by Nico in Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?   
    I don't always get it, either, but I try to stick to whole foods that look like food my grandparents would recognize as much as I can.
    I'd be cautious about your cereal for other reasons: it is all blended up and doesn't look like the seeds, the seeds are meant to be limited according to the template, it mostly stays in the fat portion of the template, and heating the seeds is not thought to be ideal.
    Also, I think the spirit of calling things SWYPO is when they keep us close to old, less healthy habits. Cereal really isn't in the spirit of meal 1, even if it is technicially compliant. Zucchini covered in meat sauce with other veggies, fat, and meat is definitely not going to send me over the edge. I won't eat mindlessly or run out and grab something that is psychologically unhealthy for me if I have the zucchini. I suppose that is where we draw the line for ourselves.
    I love that you asked this question!
  3. 4milesat40 liked a post in a topic by Moluv in Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?   
    It goes back to what missmary said- the cereal on it's own doesn't fit the meal template, thus it gives a bad psychological response. It's not a real meal. That's why I suggested to add it to a whole meal for flavor.
    Now, if you love macaroni and cheese and you get a spiralizer and make zucchini noodles and add ghee and nutritional yeast to make a "cheese sauce" you just had SWYPO. Not a real meal. Recreates (in a really failish way) a dish that is non compliant with "technically compliant" ingredients. If you take those same zucchini noodles and serve them alongside your protein and fats then it's not really a fake noodle anymore it's a fancy cut vegetable.
    SWYPO does have some gray area and a lot of room for debate but from reading the forums I gather that the single biggest deciding factor is "how does your meal template look". As long as the requirements for protein + fat + vegetables are being met seems to be the most important thing.
  4. 4milesat40 liked a post in a topic by missmary in Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?   
    this doesn't make the cut for me for a couple reasons: first, it doesn't help you break that "cereal for breakfast" habit, and second, because it doesn't fit the meal template. I would not eat this during a whole30.
  5. 4milesat40 liked a post in a topic by Renee Lee in Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?   
    Agreed! Not a good choice!
  6. 4milesat40 liked a post in a topic by Moluv in Would this be considered SWYPO, or just cooking?   
    SWYPO is making this and eating it as "cereal" with "milk" (those quotation marks are a dead giveaway).
    However, if having those seeds and flavors appeals to you I think cooking this up and sprinkling it on top of, say, a mashed sweet potato and a couple of fried eggs as your fat for
    the meal sounds like it fits the template.
    Whatever you do don't call it cereal though! It's gotta be "crunchy cinnamon topping" or something to escape SWYPO labeling.