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  1. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Whole30 App?   
    No. There is no Whole30 app. As has been said before the logistics of keeping such an app updated with EVERY product available out there in the US, never mind Worldwide would be impossible as food manufacturers change recipes often & according to costs, and formulas/recipes vary from month to month, and region to region, and more so from country to country according to food law.
    A big part of the process is learning to read food labels for yourself - and that way you are accountable to no-one, but yourself.
    There are a number of pdfs available for download listing sneaking sugars & common additives for example which will make this job easier for you, and allow you to take ownership of your own long term health.
  2. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Whole30 App?   
    No. There is no Whole30 app. As has been said before the logistics of keeping such an app updated with EVERY product available out there in the US, never mind Worldwide would be impossible as food manufacturers change recipes often & according to costs, and formulas/recipes vary from month to month, and region to region, and more so from country to country according to food law.
    A big part of the process is learning to read food labels for yourself - and that way you are accountable to no-one, but yourself.
    There are a number of pdfs available for download listing sneaking sugars & common additives for example which will make this job easier for you, and allow you to take ownership of your own long term health.
  3. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Passion Tea   
    As ladyshanny has said above you'll have to check with Starbucks and see if you can read the ingredients on the box as it could be that the ingredients have changed - it happens with food manufacturers all the time, and ingredients can vary from region to region and from country to country according to food laws - plus this thread is 2yrs old - a lot can happen in two years..... 
  4. cristinamt liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in SWYPO question   
    Pancakes are specifically called out though and always have been so trying to argue your reason for eating them is pointless. They're out. Period.
    Zoodles & cauli-rice are just zucchini & cauliflower chopped/sliced in a different way, and they don't purport to taste like rice or pasta. They're just a fancy way of eating your veg.
     
  5. jillgetscrafty@gmail.com liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    Ok, first of all check your BCAA tablets for off plan ingredients like Stevia as many of them have a sweetener (or two) of some kind added to improve the flavour.

    Secondly, that date syrup in your smoothie is off plan. Also the almond milk is a fat which you shouldn't be taking postWO as it will slow down the absorption of the protein. And as you know we don't recommend smoothies at all.

    Your post WO need only be a few bites of a lean protein (& some optional starchy carbs) it does not need to be a full meal. I tend to eat (a tin of tuna in spring water or some roast chicken or even hard boiled egg whites) in the changing room as soon as I'm done training, then I shower, then eat my next meal - all within the space of say 30/45mins.

    That should allow more time for you to eat your actual meal before bed time.
  6. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Fat % Scale   
    I'm going to guess you're over 40 here as those home scales raise your BFP according to age before you even step on the scale. Try setting it so as you're 25 & see how much body fat you miraculously lose in seconds, which will show you just how unreliable they are!
    The best way of measuring your BFP is with a set of calipers, but you need to know exactly where to measure, then measure three times & take the average. It's a faff. Trust me.
    Go with your gut. How do your clothes feel? If you want to see progress in numbers take measurements of your chest, waist, hips, thigh & bicep, and then reassess in 4-6wks.
  7. ladyshanny liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Fat % Scale   
    I'm going to guess you're over 40 here as those home scales raise your BFP according to age before you even step on the scale. Try setting it so as you're 25 & see how much body fat you miraculously lose in seconds, which will show you just how unreliable they are!
    The best way of measuring your BFP is with a set of calipers, but you need to know exactly where to measure, then measure three times & take the average. It's a faff. Trust me.
    Go with your gut. How do your clothes feel? If you want to see progress in numbers take measurements of your chest, waist, hips, thigh & bicep, and then reassess in 4-6wks.
  8. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Melatonin   
    One thing I'd add here is that we don't recommend the long term use of melatonin as it can inhibit the body's ability to produce it by itself.
    Is there a reason that you take it other than to help with sleep - if not magnesium might be a better alternative & there are plenty of compliant options out there (original natural calm being the most widely used across the forums)? Do you practice good sleep hygiene?
  9. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by Courtney Cavagnero in Day 22 Feeling Bloated - help?   
    @jmcbn This helps a lot. I only recently started eating these bowls in the morning because of my dental implant surgery but wow this list on FODMAP is a huge eye opener. I started whole 30 because of digestion issues (primarily frequent constipation - my dr thinks IBS) and this is probably the stem of my problems. I will focus on the green section for the rest of the program and see if that helps! Thank you so much!!!
  10. GoJo09 liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in 2017 Whole9 WholeYear (3rd Annual)   
    Ugh. Crap. Sorry to hear that... But... and I know this is not what you want to hear right now - the fact that you were apprehensive about telling him about your Whole30 makes me think that maybe he wasn't the best person out there for you anyways.... You should be with someone you're totally comfortable with - if life has taught me anything it's that a woman should be two things - WHO and WHAT she wants
  11. Lindsay Marie liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Vinegar   
    Yep, that would work - it's the added ones you need to avoid.
    Hope this helps 
  12. Wunderwuman1022 liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Navigating the Foods for Reintro   
     
    Yes you run the risk. Cheese in particular is highly addictive and probably one of the most difficult foods to abstain from.
    However, peanuts are highly inflammatory & allergenic, diary can be problematic to the gut & to the respiratory system, and if you enjoy them don't you think it would be good to know what implications they might have to your health so that you can decide if eating either is worth it?
    I came here from a very different starting point to most people, in that the only new foods I excluded during the 30 days were sugar, (v occasional) oats, diary & alcohol having been on a long journey of food trials in previous years to determine what did & what didn't work for me. Before I'd even started my 30 days I knew that those groups I'd already eliminated would not be making a comeback in my diet post Whole30, by choice - some I don't tolerate well, others I choose from a health/nutritional stand point not to consume. 
    Even though I felt better without sugar, oats, dairy & alcohol I chose to (slow roll) reintro all of them because, well, life - sometimes you have to eat out, sometimes you've no real control over your food, sometimes you just want the damned ice cream/cheese on your [bun free] burger/prosecco&strawberries - sometimes you have to live a little... I don't consume sugar, oats, dairy or alcohol on a daily/regular basis, but I'm perfectly prepared for what happens when I do.
    Do I crave them? Never when I'm eating template meals.
    How about all that stuff I didn't reintroduce? Nope, I don't miss/crave any of it - although the smell of warm toast still makes my mouth water.... But even after discussing the prospect of starting to make my own sourdough & actually buying the flour to make the starter it's still sitting in the cupboard, untouched, some 8wks later.
    That's my food freedom.
     
  13. LisaZ liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Day 17 and NO Results!!   
    Ok, first - breathe.
    Second - this is NOT a weight loss plan.
    Third - this is a THIRTY day gut re-set/food elimination plan, not 17 - you have some ways to go yet. Many people don't feel/see the results until the latter stages depending on where they were coming into this.
    You say your energy is improved slightly so that's a good start. What other changes have you seen? Are you sleeping better? Have steady energy throughout the day? Did you have any pre-existing medical conditions? What was your diet like preW30? What do your meals look like now? Are you including pre/postWO meals on the days that you DO work out?
    I'll be honest - I'd worry that your primary focus of weight loss is causing you unnecessary stress, which is in turn effecting your hormones (hello cortisol), which isn't doing you any favours....
  14. Daliamota liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Vitamins   
    Sorry, the glycerin, corn oil & caramel make the D3 out, and there appears to be rice in the Garden of Life Multi-vitamin (which, given you'll be eating Whole Foods I think you could do without )
     
  15. Daliamota liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Probiotics   
    Other Ingredients: Water, skim milk powder, evaporated cane juice, whey protein concentrate, active cultures of L. acidophilus CL1285 and L. casei LBC8OR, concentrated strawberry juice, citrus fiber, natural flavor, fruit and vegetable extract.
    Sorry - no.
    I've highlighted the off plan ingredients in red, and I'd say the vegetable extract is questionable as it often comes from peas - which, as a legume, are also off plan.
  16. Lea Mint liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in So Delicious   
    See my comment above about it being impossible to list every compliant or non compliant item. Food manufacturers change ingredients all. the. time. It would be a logistical nightmare to try to keep an app updated to those changes (even just in the US, never mind world wide...) without compromising someone's Whole30 experience. As I said, a very valuable part of the process is learning to read labels - that way you know exactly what you're eating and are accountable to no-one but yourself 
  17. MamaBearScott liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Coconut & Ghee, help!   
    You could try something like MCT oil? It's pretty flavourless, but certainly satiating - you'd need to start with a small amount though & then increase the volume gradually as it can 'loosen things up a little' if you get my drift...
    It could be the ghee that's problematic given that you've seen such improvement in removing dairy - those who are particularly sensitive often find that they don't tolerate even the trace amounts of milk proteins left behind in ghee.
  18. MeadowLily liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Day 19 - energy/ mood   
    Hey @melatx and welcome to the forums
    I've never completed a Whole30 whilst pregnant, but I have had a number of pregnancies, the latter in particular where I ate pretty good, and I was tired - pretty much every day. You are growing another human inside of you, while functioning as a normal adult, and that requires A LOT of effort on your body's part, and wreaks havoc on your hormones, so don't be expecting miracles - you've already got one growing in your tummy!!
    You're still in your first  trimester where food aversions & nausea are par for the course, but we can still take a look at your meals if you like and see if we can suggest some tweaks?
    You are doing an amazing thing for your bubba - the first 1000 days from conception to 2yrs are the most critical window for foetal/infant nutrition, preventing the onset of chronic diseases in later life.
  19. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by SugarcubeOD in Recipes with limited resources   
    and beans... beans are out too
  20. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in Did you find yourself sweeter and kinder after Whole30 reintro?   
    Everyone experiences grief in a different way. It is not black and white. Some move forward with a deep inner calm and others are full of nervous energy, rushing around doing things, packing things and bouncing off the walls. It is not a question of either/or.  Showing no emotions or letting emotions rule to the point you can't function.
    It is entirely possible to maintain a sense of composure while expressing genuine loss and grief. True honor can be shown to the one who's passed.
    I am working on a deep inner calm while others are running around and trying to catch their breath and breathe normally. Suppressing emotions  in order to appear in control doesn't always work either.
    We have to grieve in the way that seems appropriate for each of us. I'm glad we've had a few more days to try and work through everything.  I don't believe there's really such a thing as closure. Close the book and just move on. Next.
    Our memories stay with us forever. Time doesn't bring closure either. Time changes the way we see things.
    Who wants to erase the good with the difficult. Leonard Cohen said there's a crack in everything.  That's how the light gets in.
    We don't get over our loved ones. They're the gifts that keep on giving.  How we react to what happens to us is important. We're not meant to get over those who've gone before us.
    They give us courage and bravery. When it's our time, knowing that they're there waiting for us takes the fear away. The first one out of the chute is the bravest of all.
    We're making good food. Some aren't eating but it's there. It's really important to focus on protein and our immune systems at times like these.  It's our choices that determine our destiny. 
     
     
     
  21. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by MeadowLily in Did you find yourself sweeter and kinder after Whole30 reintro?   
    Dogs are good therapy. I went to the Vet today for some dog bones. I didn't know there were two registered therapy dogs there. One named Angel, stood by legs and the Vet said that she wanted me to sit down. She's a big golden retriever. She threw her large paws around my neck and laid her head on my shoulder.  I hugged her really tight and told her she was the most wonderful dog in the entire world. She didn't let me go.  Now that was some real therapy. When she was finished, she jumped back down and laid on her big air pillow. Therapy dogs are shock absorbers. They can only absorb so much and they need to be tended to so they don't deplete their own batteries.  
    It was the best part of this day.  Dogs really are a human's best friend.
  22. jmcbn liked a post in a topic by laura_juggles in Maltodextrin   
    I know that Whole30 generally doesn't class non-prescription supplements as part of the "doctor's orders" exemption, but I think that if it's required in addition to a prescription injection you get that it would be allowed. Just try to find one with as few off-plan ingredients as possible. It's not likely that you'll be waking up in the middle of the night to go have more calcium tablets to get your sugar fix. If your supplement has sugar as the only non-compliant ingredient, that would be better than one that contains gluten or soy. 
  23. Lea Mint liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in Can I Have Butter Lettuce   
    Butter lettuce is fine.
    It is so called because of the tender leaves (especially the heart) that 'melt in the mouth', not because it contains butter
     
  24. Lea Mint liked a post in a topic by jmcbn in So Delicious   
    See my comment above about it being impossible to list every compliant or non compliant item. Food manufacturers change ingredients all. the. time. It would be a logistical nightmare to try to keep an app updated to those changes (even just in the US, never mind world wide...) without compromising someone's Whole30 experience. As I said, a very valuable part of the process is learning to read labels - that way you know exactly what you're eating and are accountable to no-one but yourself