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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. These ingredients are technically all compliant. I'm not sure what you're planning to use this for, but for cooking with, regular olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil would probably work better.
  2. Honey is definitely not whole30. Definitely save this one for after whole30.
  3. Yeah, unfortunately there are always people out to profit off the Whole30 name who have no affiliation with the program. The official Whole30 sl9w cooker cookbook is supposed to have some instant pot recipes, but I haven't looked at the book so I'm not sure how many. Nom Nom Paleo has many instant pot recipes online, and they tend to be whole30 or easily modified to be. I hope you find something that works better for you.
  4. No. Here is a quote from the rules: Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients.* Recreating or buying sweets, treats, and foods-with-no-brakes (even if the ingredients are technically compliant) is missing the point of the Whole30, and won’t lead to habit change. These are the same foods that got you into health-and-craving trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, even if it’s made with coconut flour. Rather than trying to come up with new ways to do dessert, use this 30 days to learn that you don't need desserts. If you are hung
  5. These ingredients are fine.
  6. if those are the only two ingredients, sure. If there are other ingredients, if they are all whole30 compliant, then you can. If you're not sure about any ingredients, google them or ask about them here.
  7. I can't really help you with this particular problem, but I can tell you the in-forum search is not great anyway, and your better bet is to use Google or whatever search engine you prefer and include the words "whole30 forum" in your search. Most of the time, forum discussions about whatever you're searching for will be among the top results. So for instance if you want to know if you can have citric acid on whole30, Google whole30 forum citric acid.
  8. In general raw vegetables are more likely to cause bloating than cooked ones, so you might try cooked vegetables for a few days and see if that helps, then you'll just have to play with the amounts of salad and raw veggies you have going forward to find an amount you can have without getting bloated. If that doesn't seem to help, it could be something like fodmaps ( or nightshades ( Either of those can be a lot to try to eliminate, but some people find relief from elimin
  9. Those two ingredients are fine, and using a splash of juice in water or carbonated water is fine. If you want some other drink ideas you might like some of these:
  10. Fruit on it's own can cause blood sugar spikes, and for some people it keeps their craving for sweets going strong. If you need to eat between meals, we would encourage you to eat a mix of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. You never have to eat fruit, there's not really anything you get from fruit that you don't get from vegetables, but you can have some if you want it. You can just have it as a side with a meal, or you could incorporate it into the meal -- berries in a salad, pan fried apples and cinnamon on a pork chop, grapes in chicken salad, or this blueberr
  11. Yes. Follow your doctor's instructions for that.
  12. For whole30 purposes you are only concerned about the ingredients. As long as there's no sugar or sweetener in the ingredients, it's fine.
  13. Canned tomatoes and canned vegetables are fine, as long as all the ingredients are compliant with whole30 rules.
  14. What you're looking for in any food or drink is sugar listed on the ingredients list, which would mean it's been added. Some foods have naturally occurring sugars, which will show up in the nutrition facts as total grams of sugar even if no sugar has been added. As long as there's no sugar listed in the ingredients, it's fine.
  15. If you're hungry, it is okay to eat. Try to have a mini-meal with some protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. A way to make your meals more calorically dense without adding a lot of volume is to add oil or oil-based dressings or sauces -- think pesto or chimichurri sauce or even just melted ghee over your vegetables. You could try switching some of your vegetables for starchy vegetables like potato, sweet potato, carrots, parsnips, beets, rutabagas, winter squashes (like butternut or acorn squash) or plantains. It may be that you're just hungrier now than you were the
  16. Your fruit servings sound about right. Anecdotally, some people find themselves hungrier after a meal with fruit than after one without, it might be something to experiment with if you continue to feel hungry soon after eating, although the fruit may not have anything to do with why you're getting hungry after the salads at all. As far as why you may feel hungry soon after a salad, there could be a couple of reasons. One, sometimes during the first few days of whole30, people just are hungrier than they expect to be, but find this evens out in a few days. Since you're only on day 2, this
  17. Anything you can have for any other meal works great for breakfast. Try hash (like this one: or a breakfast salad (like this one: or soup or leftovers from last night's dinner. Have some things premade that you can either eat cold or heat quickly. Salads are an obvious choice, put one together in the morning to have that day. Leftovers from a previous meal. In a pinch, a can of tuna dumped over some salad greens with mayo, avocado, or oil. Some other ideas for easily thrown together meals: http:
  18. Recently, there was a rule change, and peas are now ok on whole30, so if you aren't already, you can try including them for some meals. (You can read about the rule change here: Could you maybe reintroduce beans or quinoa or whatever for a week or two and see how it goes, and just pay attention to how you're feeling? Maybe pick one thing and have it once or twice a day for a week or two, and if you still feel good, switch that item for a different option and see how it goes? When you've reintroduced the things you're most likely to want to have,
  19. You might enjoy these, if you eat fish: There's not a lot of meat texture, at least in my opinion.
  20. Have you tried to follow the meal template? How has that worked? (You can download it here if you need it: Are you having at least one serving of starchy vegetable each day (potato, sweet potato, beets, turnips, carrots, parsnips, winter squashes like butternut or acorn squash, or plantains)? Having these consistently may help with the workouts, although it is not unusual for workouts to be a struggle for the first week or two as your body adapts to this new way of eating.