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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. Hemp milk is made from hemp seeds, and hemp seeds are fine for Whole30 (check the Can I Have list:, so assuming you find a hemp milk with no other non-Whole30 ingredients, or make your own, it should be fine.
  2. Zinc lactate seems to be a salt, from what I can tell, and should be ok to have. I don't know that these are really doing a whole lot, as far as the claims they make, and I'd be especially careful of the magnesium one, given that some forms of magnesium are useful for combating constipation -- I'm not sure the amount in one bottle would necessarily cause problems, but drinking multiple bottles could.
  3. These are naturally occurring sulfites, not an added ingredient, so it's fine to have for Whole30.
  4. There are tips here that may be useful:
  5. All ghee contains this warning, because it is made from butter. It is fine for Whole30. If someone had a severe allergy to milk, they would probably want to avoid ghee, because there is a small chance there could be enough milk solids left to trigger an allergic reaction.
  6. Hops themselves are ok, so as long as there's nothing else that would not be compatible with Whole30 rules, it would be okay, ingredient wise. I don't know about the SWYPO question. What I've read is they don't really taste like beer, but more like a flavored sparkling water -- if that's the case, it should be fine. Obviously, use your best judgment here.
  7. This might be something you want to talk to a doctor about just to be sure it's not a sign of something that food won't fix. That said, it could be a sensitivity to something you're eating more of now. Is there anything you feel like you've been eating more of than usual? It can be hard to track this kind of stuff down, unfortunately, since all you can really do is either cut out a whole bunch of stuff, and if that fixes it, add things back one at a time and try to find the culprit; or keep eating the way you are and keep careful notes about when symptoms are better or worse and try to fi
  8. Yes, you can eat fruit every day. Technically, you could eat nothing but fruit and still be doing a Whole30, but that's probably not a great idea. We recommend not having more than two servings of fruit each day, and eating fruit with a meal rather than on its own.
  9. Natural flavors are ok for Whole30. Tea itself is Whole30 compatible, but there are sometimes things added that are not, like stevia, soy, or even barley. Just read the ingredients, and if there's one you're unsure about, try googling that ingredient plus whole30, you'll probably find past discussions. Or come back here and post asking about that specific ingredient if you can't find an answer.
  10. Try to make all your meals match the meal template. So, have protein at every meal. Nuts and seeds are fat, not protein, for Whole30 purposes. Try to limit your fruit to a couple of servings a day. Increase your vegetables, including starchy vegetables like potato, sweet potato, turnips, beets, rutabaga, carrots, parsnips, winter squashes (like butternut or acorn squash or pumpkin), or plantains. When you have snacks, try to make them mini-meals with protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three.
  11. This is fine. You don't have to use low fat or fat free meats if you don't want to.
  12. Always take your prescriptions or any medicines your doctor tells you to take, doctor's orders always trump Whole30 rules.
  13. Yes, you can have as many vegetables and fruit as you want with your meals, although the recommendation is to not have more than two servings of fruit each day. You can download the recommended meal template and other helpful information here:
  14. Wheat is really one of the major things Whole30 asks you to avoid, because it causes issues for so many people, so you probably ought to restart, or add extra days to the end if your Whole30, so that you have 30 straight days of Whole30 eating before you start doing reintroductions, but it is always ultimately your decision. As for eating more calories while not eating larger servings, you're going to want to focus on calorie-dense foods. Adding fat to meals, choosing higher fat cuts of meat, having starchy vegetables at each meal. Though smoothies aren't recommended for most people, the
  15. Cottonseed oil would be like other seed oils, not ideal, but not banned, I think. It isn't mentioned specifically but that would make the most sense. You can read more about guidelines for various oils in this article:
  16. It's fine -- it's even mentioned in the official Can I Have list, though it's listed under vanilla and other extracts so it is a little hard to find, but if you go to that page ( and do a search on the page for yeast extract, you can find it.
  17. All you need to look at is the ingredients. As long as the ingredients are Whole30 compatible the item is fine to have. The added sugar is probably from fruit juice or puree.
  18. It's a fairly recent change. You can read more about it here:
  19. It's hard to say, because everyone's hands are slightly different. You don't actually have to pick up a handful of something, you can try to picture it in your mind. Also keep in mind, this is not meant to be exact. If they'd meant exact serving sizes, they'd have listed them in ounces or cups or whatever. Maybe as a place to start, try 4-6 oz of meat, or three eggs if eggs are your protein in a meal. Aim for 2-3 cups of vegetables at each meal, probably more if you're doing fairly loosely packed raw leafy green stuff. A serving of nuts or seeds is maybe a tablespoon or so. Fruit, think a
  20. You'd have to check the ingredients, but I have never found bouillon cubes that are Whole30 compatible.
  21. Youd need to find out the ingredients for the particular bacon you're looking at.
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