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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to tbrunhoefer in Post Workout shake suggestions??   
    We, as coaches, recommend eating foods, rather than drinking them.  However, I understand if you’re someone who works out, especially if it’s a high intensity workout, you need food! Whether you use it during or after the Whole30, Paleo Pro “Naked”, is 100% clean protein powder.  
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to ShannonM816 in Post Workout shake suggestions??   
    Whole30 recommends eating actual food rather than shakes or powders or bars. So, for post-wo, you want protein and possibly starchy vegetables, like chicken or fish. There are lots of previous discussions on pre and post-workout food options -- Google whole30 post workout, or browse through the Whole30 for athletes section of the forum.
    If you absolutely must do some type of powder, remember that what you're looking for is added sugar or sweeteners in the ingredients list. The grams of sugar on the nutrition information panel doesnt matter for whole30 purposes.
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to ShannonM816 in Pre & Post Workout “Meals”   
    Pre-WO should be protein and fat, though I know some people just do fat if that's easier for them to stomach -- you may have to try different things for a few days to see what works best for you. Leftover meat would be easy. If it's the hard boiled part that bothers you more than the egg itself, you could scramble an egg, or make some egg muffins or a frittata. A spoonful of nut butter or coconut butter or a handful of olives or some avocado/guacamole. 
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to ShannonM816 in Reintroducing healthy foods   
    Whole30's position is that you do Whole30, do your reintroductions, and then use the information you have learned from that to guide you as you decide what works for you. We don't tell you exactly what to eat after Whole30, because everyone is different and will make different decisions. One person may reintro dairy and have such obvious negative side effects that they decide they will avoid dairy forever no matter how much they loved it, others will not notice effects at least from occasional consumption and decide that they're fine with having pizza every couple of weeks or their favorite Starbucks drink every now and then, and others will experience side effects but decide that at least sometimes those side effects are totally worth it to have pizza or ice cream or whatever. So it's really a very individual choice what you decide is right for you. And that's really the goal, for each person to take responsibility for their own decisions rather than living by someone else's rules forever. 
    This link has links to information about reintroduction, and to items about life after Whole30 -- if you haven't already, maybe start by reading it: The book Food Freedom Forever is all about figuring out how to eat after Whole30, so that might be something to look into as well. 
    If you're just looking for ways to incorporate occasional desserts or breads that are grain-free, or that may even be made with Whole30 compliant ingredients but not follow the SWYPO rules, as @xx_firefly mentioned, a lot of paleo recipes may be useful for you -- but there is no one way of eating that is paleo, it's not that well-defined, so you still will need to define what you feel like is right for you and then find recipes that meet those standards. And remember that you can always re-evaluate how things are going and change course if it's not working for you -- so right now, you may feel like you're fine to include beans a few times a week in your meals, but then over time if you realize you don't feel as good as you did at the end of your Whole30. At that point, you could go back to Whole30 eating for a while until you feel good again, and then maybe try not having beans as often and see how that goes.
    I think this is linked somewhere on the page I linked above, but I really feel it's worth reading, this is part 1 of 3 parts, there's a link at the bottom to the next one -- it's Melissa Hartwig describing how she eats and how she came to figure this out: 
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to Caseymc in Fresh sausage   
    Jones brand is is widely available and has several compliant options. We really like the roll and uncooked pork sausage varieties. They also have chicken and turkey options as well as sugar free Canadian bacon. Don’t get the pre-cooked stuff; it’s not compliant and I find the texture unappealing. It’s usually found in the frozen meat section of your grocery store. 
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to ShannonM816 in Oatmeal as GF grain?   
    Gluten is a protein in many grains, including wheat, rye, and barley -- it affects the texture of foods made with those. People with celiac disease are made very ill by gluten, but other people may find that even if they don't have celiac, they feel better avoiding gluten. 
    This sums up Whole30's position on grains, whether they contain gluten or not: (for more details, you might want to look for a copy of the book "It Starts with Food.")
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to SugarcubeOD in Loving it !   
    Make sure you do the reintroductions so that when you decide to treat yourself, you know if the cupcake is worth it or if ice cream is going to have you running to the loo for the evening!
    Congrats on your success!
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to Xcgurlygirl in Compliant Coffee Creamer!!   
    Absolutely! I read the rules of 2009 and followed them to an extreme tee the first time around. I recently read this post from the creator of Whole30 so I think its okay if I pour a little in my coffee on my second round of Whole30. Thanks for the motivation @Kirkor. 
    melissa_hartwigThe @whole30 team has getting a LOT of questions about this lately, so they asked for my official position on compliant coffee creamers (like @califiafarms Unsweetened Almond Milk Creamer or @nutpods Unsweetened Creamers):
    When I wrote the #Whole30 rules in 2009 ("drinking your coffee black is. Not. Hard."), I didn't intend for the Whole30 to be a black-coffee-bootcamp, nor was I trying to deprive you of things that are tasty just to be a hard-ass. Back then, compliant almond or coconut milk creamers simply didn't exist (neither did the idea of "bulletproof" coffee)! So in 2009, if you weren't using milk or Cremora, you were drinking your coffee black, and that was that.
    Now, finding a compliant (unsweetened/carrageenan-free) store-bought coconut/almond milk or creamer is easy, even at a "regular" grocery store. And since I'm not trying to take something tasty away from you for no good reason, if you prefer your coffee, tea, or @criobru a little milky, that's totally fine with me. 
    Now, might this drive you to drink more coffee, to the detriment of your health? Maybe - so take some personal responsibility here, people. But I will say the impetus to drink more coffee isn't usually the cream, it's the sweet hit that comes from adding sugar or artificial sweeteners. So don't try to recreate THAT, even with compliant ingredients, m'kay? Skirting the rules by whipping up a date paste--that's definitely not in the spirit of the Whole30. #melissasays#whole30rulesvsrecommendations#WWMHD
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to samnkelli in Compliant Coffee Creamer!!   
    I got my weekly Whole30 email and there was a section about new Whole30 approved products --- and there is a new compliant creamer on the market called NUTPODS. It is a combination of coconut cream and almond milk...and comes in hazelnut or vanilla. Unsweetened. You can order it from their website directly ( or from Amazon.  I usually add ghee to my coffee blended with almond milk and cinnamon.  But I've been using the Nutpods the last few days and it is great stuff...add a pinch of cinnamon. SOO Good!
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    STACEYRAE46 reacted to kruddock in Compliant Coffee Creamer!!   
    If you can find Real Thai coconut milk in the carton, it doesn't have any additives at all and it mixes with coffee very easily and stays mixed, especially with a milk frother (my new favorite toy).