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I was just told I couldn't have Shrimp/Shelfish on Whole30...is this true? Because I didn't see where this was to be avoided. I know that seafood and Mercury issues are there, but I can't really eat a ton of Chicken/ Red Meat. I didn't see this on the list of things to avoid.

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Who told you they weren't allowed? Yes, they most certainly are!

I'm following a support group on FB, i just posted my shrimp she said, it wasn't whole 30 approved. It was fresh shrimp from whole foods that i froze. I started looking around and I didn't see anywhere on the list that mentioned i shouldn't and couldn't eat shellfish. The list says seafood, i always assumed seafood meant everything. She said no, only fish and that shellfish should be avoided. I can't eat a lot of red meat, and I don't really trust my grocer's chicken so i kinda rely on seafood.

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I'm following a support group on FB, i just posted my shrimp she said, it wasn't whole 30 approved. It was fresh shrimp from whole foods that i froze. I started looking around and I didn't see anywhere on the list that mentioned i shouldn't and couldn't eat shellfish. The list says seafood, i always assumed seafood meant everything. She said no, only fish and that shellfish should be avoided. I can't eat a lot of red meat, and I don't really trust my grocer's chicken so i kinda rely on seafood.

Well, I'd go by the M&D rules in ISWF and ignore such things. That is bizaar. I'm sure there would be a big chapter in the book if it wasn't okay to eat shellfish. Just remember that fish you buy in the store was previously frozen, so you probably shouldn't re-freeze it. That's kind of a no no. They have really good frozen shrimp. It's so convenient because you just pull out what you want that meal and defrost it under slowly running water in a bowl. Takes no time at all.

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Well, I'd go by the M&D rules in ISWF and ignore such things. That is bizaar. I'm sure there would be a big chapter in the book if it wasn't okay to eat shellfish. Just remember that fish you buy in the store was previously frozen, so you probably shouldn't re-freeze it. That's kind of a no no. They have really good frozen shrimp. It's so convenient because you just pull out what you want that meal and defrost it under slowly running water in a bowl. Takes no time at all.

you're right, it was semi frozen from being on ice, i didn't think about that, but it was too hard to cook from the ice forming. I normally don't refreeze. I'm kinda edging towards going it on my own, and maybe sticking to this forum for support. I feel like this is the second time I've been told i did something wrong, and it turned out to be be "not" wrong.

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you're right, it was semi frozen from being on ice, i didn't think about that, but it was too hard to cook from the ice forming. I normally don't refreeze. I'm kinda edging towards going it on my own, and maybe sticking to this forum for support. I feel like this is the second time I've been told i did something wrong, and it turned out to be be "not" wrong.

The problem with FB forums is there are no moderators. At least here, even if I make a mistake and say the wrong thing, a moderator usually comes along and corrects me. No moderators means people can just wing it. I so want to know where that person got that info. I do know I have read a ton of paleo porn and sometimes I forget which is which, so maybe that's what happened. I'd stay here in the cave with us. :)

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The problem with FB forums is there are no moderators. At least here, even if I make a mistake and say the wrong thing, a moderator usually comes along and corrects me. No moderators means people can just wing it. I so want to know where that person got that info. I do know I have read a ton of paleo porn and sometimes I so forget which is which, so maybe that's what happened. I'd stay here in the cave with us. :)

The cave is looking the best at this point, because I looked, and I attempted this two months ago. I got past a week or so but even then it said seafood, not just fish. So I don't know I don't have time to deprive myself of all this stuff and then add things that i know i need in order to stay on this. I don't recall that being something on the Avoid list.

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Just to re-iterate, yes! All seafood is fine (as long as there are no hinky ingredients involved).

So sorry you got misinformation. If ever there is a question, the mods here are happy to answer (and you can point your friends toward the answer here).

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This may be a silly question but is there a limit to how many shrimp I can have?  Want to get the most out of my protein!  ;)  Thanks!!

The general guidance on protein is 1-2 palm sizes per meal (where a palm is the length, width and thickness of the palm of your hand). Have that with 1-3 cups of veggies and a fat. You're aiming for meals that satiate you for 4-5 hours. Play with the portions until you get there.

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On 10/2/2012 at 7:43 AM, Robin Strathdee said:

Just to re-iterate, yes! All seafood is fine (as long as there are no hinky ingredients involved).

So sorry you got misinformation. If ever there is a question, the mods here are happy to answer (and you can point your friends toward the answer here).

Hi Robin,

Do you know how much shrimp are allowed?  I have medium tail on shrimp from Costco.  I love shrimp and can eat a lot which I'm sure isn't suggested lol.

Thanks so much,

Barb

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