ShannonM816

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  1. ShannonM816

    Cast Iron Pan - Used to Rub Down with Vegetable Oil

    I would use a compliant oil during whole30, but not worry about what you used before.
  2. ShannonM816

    Day 6.

    What do your meals look like? People are often surprised at how much food they can and should eat on whole30. Remember that each meal should have 1-2 palm-sized portions of protein, or if eggs are your only protein, as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, so probably 3-4. Then add one or two servings of fat from the options listed on the meal template, generally in addition to any oil you cooked in, so you might have some mayo or ranch to dip your veggies in, and some olives. Finally, add at least one cup of vegetables, but really aim for 2-3 cups. The template says to fill your plate up with vegetables. If you want fruit, add a small handful with a meal. Most people find they feel best if they have at least one fist-sized serving of starchy vegetable each day, like potato, sweet potato, other root vegetables like beets or carrots or turnips or parsnips, or winter squashes like butternut or acorn squash, or plantains. Some people need more than this, some do fine with less, but this is a good amount to start with. Meal template can be downloaded here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/
  3. ShannonM816

    Ulima Hydrating Electrolyte power

    Rebaudioside A is a sweetener, so no. (Source: https://sweetgreenfields.com/question/what-is-rebaudioside-a/) I think there's one or two options listed on the Whole30 Approved page: https://whole30.com/whole30-approved/ and there may be some other options as well. For some people coconut water, possibly with a tiny bit of salt, helps. Google whole30 electrolytes and you should find some past discussions here in the forum.
  4. ShannonM816

    Women’s probiotic

    Both of these look okay.
  5. ShannonM816

    Coconut Secret Brand

    All coconut aminos are okay, here's the explanation: https://whole30.com/2017/03/chips-and-aminos/ The vinegar is fine as well.
  6. ShannonM816

    Bulletproof Collagen Protein

    If there's no ingredients list, I'm guessing it is just collagen powder, in which case it would be fine. You could always double check with the company to be sure, but if there were flavors or sweeteners or other stuff added, they'd have to be listed.
  7. They are an almond milk based coffee creamer, you can buy them on Amazon or they might be available locally in a store near you, depending on where you live.
  8. ShannonM816

    Can I have? JFC coconut milk

    Anything that ends in sulfite is out for whole30. Have you checked out the common additives cheat sheet and sneaky sugars guide? You can download both here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/. Many of the ingredients you'll come across are listed on one or the other of these.
  9. ShannonM816

    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    Good job! As far as stress relievers, different things work for different people, so hopefully you'll get lots of suggestions and can find what works for you. For me, I color or draw or do craft things. Sometimes journaling what I'm feeling and thinking about can be helpful. If I can't sleep, especially if it's because I have achy muscles or can't get comfortable, sometimes I take a hot bath to help me relax.
  10. Anything that ends in sulfite is out for whole30.
  11. ShannonM816

    Energy drink

    No, the sucralose, carrageenan, and inulin definitely rule it out.
  12. ShannonM816

    No appetite

    You probably need to eat something, but having a few meals that are smaller than normal is ok. Try having just a smaller meal -- maybe a hard boiled egg and some vegetables with ranch or guacamole for dipping. See how you feel after that.
  13. ShannonM816

    Starting July 8th and Preparing for All the Suck

    This is why whole30 recommends not counting calories or macros: https://whole30.com/2013/02/you-count-more-than-your-calories-do/ Instead we encourage you to follow the meal template at every meal. If you do, you'll be eating lots of vegetables along with adequate amounts of protein and healthy fats. You can download the meal template here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/
  14. ShannonM816

    Day 2 feeling sick and moody

    Timeline is here: https://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/ Tired and moody is pretty normal the first few days. Be sure you're eating enough, drink lots of water, salt your food, rest when you can. Try peppermint or ginger teas to help with the queasy feeling.