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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. You can eat fruit. The meal template recommends limiting fruit to not more than two fist-sized servings per day, and having them with meals rather than on their own as snacks. Having said that, if you're used to having dessert after meals and are using fruit to fill that craving for something sweet, maybe that's a habit you want to address, so that after Whole30 you don't slip right back into having dessert so often. It’s really up to you and what you want to accomplish with your Whole30.
  2. Check out the Can I Have list: -- the entry for bean sprouts says: Bean Sprouts: Yes The plant part of the bean is fine to eat. The problematic compounds are found in the seed (bean) itself.
  3. Cranberries are fine. I had never heard of cranberry beans, but a quick Google shows there are such things, and those are not ok. "The borlotti bean is a variety of common bean first bred in Colombia as the cargamanto. It is also known as the cranberry bean, Roman bean, romano bean, saluggia bean, gadhra bean or rosecoco bean. The bean is a medium to large tan or hazelnut-colored bean splashed or streaked with red, magenta or black"
  4. Round x, day x -- so round 2, day 6, a shorthand way to say day 6 of my second Whole30.
  5. First, you shouldn't be weighing yourself, it's right there in the rules. This is a 30 day program, not a 13-day one. We want you to focus on doing the whole30, not second guessing what you're doing because the scale isn't showing the results you want. For best results, make all your meals meet the meal template (available here: -- your chia seed concoction is not doing you any favors. If you need to eat between meals -- and especially since you're biking your son to and from camp, you probably do -- make it a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables,
  6. Being a little dehydrated can also lead to muscle cramps, so be sure you're drinking plenty of water. It sounds like you're trying to eat the right things, and it may be that it will just take a few more days of that for your body to catch up. There are Whole30 compatible magnesium supplements if you feel you're not getting enough from food right now. Natural Calm unflavored is one that would work, it's a powder you mix with water, so it's easy to start with a partial dose and work up to the dosage that works for you. There are also magnesium tablets in the vitamin section of the sto
  7. All the ingredients in this are fine. It's still juice, and you're generally better off eating actual vegetables to get all the fiber, but a small amount occasionally or using it in recipes or as a base for soup is fine.
  8. This has come up before, so if you Google Whole30 colonoscopy, you should get past discussions here on the forum in the first page or so of results. You should check with your doctor to be sure it's okay, but maybe broth or coconut water could be options.
  9. You would need to contact Eat the 80 to find out what their flour is. Gluten free definitely means not wheat, but it could be almond, coconut, cassava, or some other type of flour, or more likely a mix of more than one. They should be able to tell you what it is.
  10. I wouldn't worry about too much fat, you'll probably stop craving it if you just consistently eat at least a serving at each meal, and more is okay. So basically instead of eating "low fat with binges" you're just going to be eating adequate fat consistently. Your body does need some fat, and fat doesn't automatically cause you to gain weight. There are some vitamins that are fat-soluble, so you have to consume fat at the same time you take them, or your body can't actually use them. Fat also helps you feel satisfied longer after a meal.
  11. Ok, I thought it was likely just in the dressing, if you saw my reply before I looked again and realized even the without dressing line lists soybeans, in case you saw the unedited reply. I have no idea what else might contain soy, unless they toasted the sesame seeds with soy sauce or something. You would've noticed edamame/fresh soy beans if they were included. So, unfortunately your body doesn't know the difference between something you ate accidentally and something you ate on purpose, it reacts regardless. And none of us can say whether there was enough soy to mess up your elimi
  12. In general, you probably will want to add fat in addition to what you cook in, because some of what you cook in stays behind in the pan and isn't eaten. You might also cook multiple servings of something without necessarily multiplying the amount of cooking oil, so in that case you'd definitely want to add at least one serving of fat to the meal. You also don't really need to worry about getting everything exact. Maybe you have a little more fat at one meal (for instance, you decide you want avocado, almonds, and salad dressing in a salad because that combo sounds good) and maybe a little
  13. As long as everything in your pumpkin bowl is compatible with Whole30 rules, you haven't done anything wrong. However, there are recommendations that we believe help most people get the very most out of their Whole30, and these include following the meal template for every meal. (You can download the template here: Bowls like what you've described tend to be heavy on fruit and nuts and light on protein and vegetables. This doesn't mean you can't have them, but we would encourage you to look at other options and your motivation for choosing to have th
  14. Shirataki noodles are a no. If you spiralize a vegetable into a noodle shape, like zoodles, you're good, but the shirataki noodles are dried and ground into flour and then reconstituted into noodle shape, so they fall under the no making pasta from alternate flours rule. Both ascorbic acid and citric acid are fine, so those bean sprouts are fine. I'm not sure what the texture on canned ones are like, but if you want something with a little crispness, you could try broccoli slaw or julienned carrots instead.
  15. Sulphur dioxide is not allowed. (You can download the Common Additives Cheat Sheet here Try Bob's Red Mill brand if you can find it, it used to be ok but I haven't checked it in a while so be sure to read the ingredients.
  16. Yes. Be sure you have other vegetables as well, and adequate amounts of protein and fat.
  17. Those seeds are fine. You'd need to check the ingredients for V8 juice to make sure all the ingredients are ok. You can read more about what is and isn't allowed here:
  18. If you're having trouble controlling your blood sugar, you might need to speak to your doctor. If you're taking medication, that might need to be adjusted, or they might have tips that could help. The thing about nausea is that sometimes you can feel nauseated because you need to eat, but not want to eat because you feel nauseated. Try to eat something and see if it helps. Maybe keep some soup or broth around and heat up some of it, see if a few bites or sips of it help at all. If it does help, then maybe you'll feel okay enough to eat more solid food. As for the three meals a day,
  19. There are some whole30 piri piri recipes out there, you could Google and see what other people do. You could try it without the sweetness and see what it's like -- this might work best if you did diced or shredded chicken in a baked potato or sweet potato, so you've got that to help with the spiciness. Dates could be an option to add sweetness, they might change the flavor a little but probably not too much, or a bit of apple juice, although that would thin the sauce and you might have to cook it to reduce it some. Or you could cut back on the peppers to help reduce spiciness, or if you d
  20. Yes, it's ok to use macadamia oil.
  21. It's fine. Warnings like "may contain" or "produced in a facility that also produces" or similar are for people who are extremely allergic, who could have a serious reaction to even tiny amounts of something, to warn that it is possible that there's some cross-contamination.
  22. @tapyn2 you might google whole30 ninja foodi and see what comes up. As far as I know, there are no official Whole30 resources specifically for this, so be sure you pay attention to the recipes and make sure they're really ok on Whole30.
  23. This is from the rules: *Some specific foods that fall under this rule include: pancakes, crepes, waffles, bread, tortillas, biscuits, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, alternative flour pizza crust or pastas, granola, cereal, or ice cream. So, no, it's not ok for whole30.
  24. This is something I have not heard of before. When you have tried in the past, have you eaten starchy vegetables (potato, sweet potato, beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, plantains, or winter squashes like butternut, acorn, or kabocha)? If not, that might help as it might be more about carbs than grains. Or, have you tried gradually reducing your grain intake over time before doing whole30, kind of weaning yourself off of them instead of just stopping them?