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  1. farmermama

    shirataki noodles??

    and another question....canned bean sprouts?? They have ascorbic acid and citric acid. I can't find fresh bean sprouts from the stores I do grocery pick-up with.
  2. farmermama

    shirataki noodles??

    Is there a brand of shirataki noodles that is Whole30 compatible? I am hoping to try pad thai. I have zucchini that I can make into zoodles. Just wondered of the shirataki noodles were an option? I've never had them before.
  3. farmermama

    First time Whole30 starting 9/15

    Hi! I just started yesterday. This is my 3rd, although I have a few Whole-not-quite-30s under my belt, too. I don’t know if they have updated the testimonials in newer editions of It Starts With Food, but in the original edition, they used my testimony at the head of chapter 7. The Whole30 literally changed my life. I have been through some trials in recent years and had fallen into bad eating and fitness habits again, but I am woke, and am back to reclaim that amazing health I found with my first Whole30! I look forward to journeying with you, and watching your health soar as mine did and will again!
  4. Hi, folks! I saw on a separate post that there are some Whole30- compliant coffee creamers. I found a recipe for pumpkin spice coffee creamer, tweaked it a bit, and want to check to make sure it's ok. It feels like this could be a food without brakes, so I wanted to check. Since we are not supposed to eat snacks in between meals, I wonder if putting calories and protein in my coffee is really a no-no?? The ingredients are homemade cashew milk (raw cashews and water), cinnamon, ginger, cloves, compliant canned coconut milk, and plain pumpkin puree. I realize that all of the ingredients are compliant--just unsure if putting these in my coffee a couple of times a day is ok? Also... if it is ok, is it okay to add dates to the recipe, as well? It would translate to less than half a date per serving. How many dates per serving would be too many?? And, if I only drank one cup with my breakfast, would that make the dates more okay? LOL I realize I am near splitting hairs here and that just based on my questions, I should probably continue to skip the dates. Just trying to understand what would be considered compliant?
  5. Hi, all! I'm so glad to be back at a Whole 30! This is my third, and the beginning of a big shift in my life as a whole! I have signed up for classes to become an elite personal trainer and life coach, and hope to become a Whole30 coach as well! My first Whole30 was back before It Starts with Food, and it was so transformative for me that Dallas and Melissa included my testimony in chapter 7 of that book! Since then I have had so very many life changes, including adoption, divorce, and all that entails. For several years I have wallowed in the stuck-ness of what is hard in my life, and my health has seriously declined. A recent event has wakened me, and I am finally able to realize that I do not have control over what other people do, but I do have control over how my physical body handles it. Specifically, my stress level is a constant that I cannot lower, but I can greatly increase my body's ability to handle that stress. That's where I am today: handling stress by engaging full-on in this Whole30 and shifting my thought-life and actively applying gratitude, praise, and surrender to my Creator while setting appropriate boundaries with folks who add to the chaos and crazy that has been my life for too long. This September Whole30 is much more than a gut-reset for me. It is a Total Reset in every area of my life. And I am SO looking forward to the process--all of it--along the way! I'm here not just for the results at the end of this, but also for the release of toxicity in my life (and my gut) on the journey! Ya gotta climb the mountain to get that amazing view of the valley! I am here to enjoy the hike to the top as much as the view once I'm there! All the best to all of you along the way!