Rachel Nicole got a reaction from Rajesh in Advice on how to eat less meat and still feel good? Help!
Thank you so much for your reply! This is really helpful. For some reason I was under the impression that even with food freedom, the categories that are not whole30 compliant should only be eaten once in a while. I'm relieved to hear that I can fully eat them if they don't give me negative side effects. I'm also happy to hear about peas (I love green peas!). I think it's a great idea to play close attention to how they effect me once I increase intake and then sort out an appropriate amount from there. Thank you!
I'm also curious how to know if I'm getting adequate protein if I exchange meat for quinoa or legumes for some meals. Ideally I'd eat meat once a day. Do you think that would be alright? I read that they are really high in carbs so I don't want to end up overdoing carbs and falling behind on protein.
Thanks again for your help!
Rachel Nicole reacted to ShannonM816 in Advice on how to eat less meat and still feel good? Help!
Recently, there was a rule change, and peas are now ok on whole30, so if you aren't already, you can try including them for some meals. (You can read about the rule change here: https://whole30.com/whole30-rules-peas/)
Could you maybe reintroduce beans or quinoa or whatever for a week or two and see how it goes, and just pay attention to how you're feeling? Maybe pick one thing and have it once or twice a day for a week or two, and if you still feel good, switch that item for a different option and see how it goes? When you've reintroduced the things you're most likely to want to have, you can start increasing how often you have them, but keep paying attention to how you feel. If you notice you're not feeling great anymore, that may help you determine how often you can have them and still feel good.