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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. All you need to worry about for Whole30 is the ingredient list. The "processed on shared equipment" or "may contain" warnings are mostly for people who have allergies and must avoid even small amounts of allergens.
  2. No, when you marinate some of the marinade soaks into the meat, so there's no way to remove it all.
  3. Yes. Many of these types of questions can be answered by googling Whole30 plus the ingredient in question, or by checking out the Can I Have list:
  4. You're probably going to get more responses if you post a new topic of your own, rather than posting in someone else's personal log. I'd suggest this part of the forum: -- just go there and click Start New Topic. As for your issue, if you think it might be from too much citrus, the obvious answer is to cut out citrus for a few days and see what happens. If it's actually histamines, you may want to read up on histamine intolerance. There's a decent introduction here:
  5. So, if you include tofu, you're not doing an official Whole30, but you could still see benefits from doing your modified Whole30. If your goal is to find any food intolerances or allergies, you'll definitely want to limit how many non-Whole30 foods you include. Without modifying Whole30 rules at all, your protein options would be eggs and peas (rule change explanation here: If you're trying this as an elimination diet to determine food intolerances, it would be best to stick to just these, but you get to decide what will work best for you. If
  6. Are you drinking plenty of water? Salting your food? Eating enough?
  7. Yes, any oil that is Whole30 compatible is fine to use as a fat source.
  8. Obviously the taste will be different, but I think for most things they should be interchangeable.
  9. Yes, as long as it's just coffee with no non-whole30 ingredients it's fine, and as far as I can tell, that's what these are.
  10. I'm definitely not an expert on this, I'd say you should talk with a doctor about your concerns, but if they aren't listening, I'm not sure what to tell you about that. Doing a Whole30, even without changing your birth control, could provide some relief from the issues you're experiencing, so if you currently need to use birth control and switching types isn't an option right now, go ahead and do a Whole30 and see what happens. If you currently don't need to be on birth control, or are in a position to change types, for instance to a non-hormonal IUD, then it may make sense to talk to you
  11. Read the ingredients lists. That's how you know if something is Whole30 compatible, from the ingredients. The first one contains sugar. Sugar is not compatible with Whole30 rules, so that one isn't going to work for your Whole30. The other one seems to be okay, the ingredients are all fine. So you can have it during your Whole30.
  12. The only way to know is to know the ingredients. You'd need more than just a general oil, vinegar, and spices -- what type of oil? Is there soybean oil? Are they sure there's no sweetener of any kind. They should be able to provide some sort of ingredient information, because there ate people with allergies who would need to know.
  13. Yes, this is correct, if you're consuming a portion or two of fat (even sometimes a little more is fine, if a meal just works out to have a bit more), you don't need to add more. The not counting cooking fat is mostly for those dishes where oil is mostly left behind in the pan, or where you're cooking multiple servings and once you divide it up you're not getting a full serving of fat. The main way to know if you're eating enough is that you'll be able to 4-5 hours between meals pretty easily. If you're feeling hungry before that point, you may need bigger meals or more fat in the meal, or if
  14. Yes, making your own banana chips is fine.
  15. If thejuice was just juice, no sweeteners or other non-compatible ingredients, you didn't go off plan. Not drinking juice is a general recommendation, but it's not a rule. If something in the juice was not Whole30 compatible, then you decide what to do from here. You can start over, 9r you can keep going and on day 30 evaluate if you want to add more days to get a full 30 days. What you should do if you continue on or try again in the future is make sure you have something on hand in case this happens again so you don't have to have something non-whole30. That could be juice, or frui
  16. What are the ingredients? Are they all Whole30 compatible? If they are, then yes, if not, then no.
  17. Yes, these ingredients are all fine to have.
  18. By day 10, any "carb flu" type symptoms should be gone, or at least getting less noticeable. People are often surprised how much food you can and should be eating on Whole30, so if you think you may be undereating, that's a good place to start. Make sure each meal matches the meal template, with a palm-sized portion or two of protein, a thumb-sized portion or two of fat (or a heaping handful of olives or coconut flakes, or half to a whole avocado, or a small handful of nuts or seeds), and then 2 or more cups of vegetables. The fat should be in addition to any oil you cook in, and yo
  19. It's not unusual to feel pretty tired for the first week or so, so it might be nothing to worry about. Make sure your meals match the meal template (Download it here:, drink plenty of water, and if you still feel like this in a few days, come back and list a day or two of typical meals and we can see if it looks like there's anything you might need to change.
  20. Those two ingredients are fine. I am very surprised you found a syrup with no honey or sugar or sugarcane or maple syrup or other sweeteners, none of which would be Whole30 compatible.
  21. No commercially prepared chips are allowed on Whole30.