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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. You would have to look at the ingredients. If all the ingredients are ok, it's fine. If there are ingredients you're unsure of, ask about specific ingredients here or Google Whole30 plus that ingredient and see if there are past discussions in the forum about it.
  2. If you're eating the same foods, and the same amounts of food, there are a few other things to consider. If you menstruate, the amount of food you need at different times in your cycle can change. Specifically, the week or so before your period you'll probably be more hungry than usual, and may need to eat more food in general, and more starchy vegetables in particular. Your activity levels could have changed, either in the form of exercise, or just generally being more active in life, for instance doing more yard work, deep cleaning your home, or just getting out of the house and g
  3. There are plenty of options that don't involve the things you've mentioned. There's a shopping list here, it's not completely exhaustive (there are tons of vegetables out there, no list could include them all): Maybe print it and mark 9ff the things you don't eat, and see how many options are still left. As for recipes, I'm not sure where you're looking, but while there are recipes for tuna salad or chili, there are plenty of other options. How about something like this: Or this: https://tasty-yummie
  4. Licorice root is allowed, but you ate definitely right that if it's keeping your sweet tooth going, you should skip it during your Whole30.
  5. The rules specifically say no commercially prepared chips of any kind, and no recreating baked goods, junk food, or other "treats" with compliant ingredients. So, no, these chips aren't really Whole30 compatible.
  6. Yes, tuna in sunflower oil is fine also.
  7. In general, the website is more up to date than the books, unless you've found a really old article that predates publication of one of the books. In this case, the website is definitely the newer info than ISWF, which was the very first book, so you can go ahead and use the high-oleic seed oils.
  8. You can certainly do a Whole30 with just eggs and chicken as protein options, and you may be able to find canned tuna, salmon, or other fish. You can probably find some canned vegetables too, and some fresh ones do ok without refrigeration for several days. You could probably make this work, if that's what you decide to do. However, it's probably not going to be easy, so consider how much stress you might be adding to your life, and whether that makes sense for you right now. It might be easier to look at the options available to you and decide that each day, you're going to choose the be
  9. Yes, it's fine. Just fyi, if you google Whole30 + whatever ingredient you're curious about, you'll almost always find previous discussions from this forum about the ingredient. It's sometimes faster than waiting for someone to see your question and answer you.
  10. I looked at one flavor of this and saw at least one non-Whole30 ingredient (soy -- there may be others but I stopped looking when I saw this one). In general, you should just eat your vegetables, not try to make some kind of smoothie from powdered vegetable replacements -- you can read Whole30's stance on smoothies in the Can I Have list here:
  11. These things are all fine, assuming they don't include any other ingredients (i.e., prepared mustards could have wine, roasted nuts or seeds could use soybean oil, etc.)
  12. No, there are no official Whole30 apps.
  13. Whey is dairy and isn't allowed on Whole30.
  14. There is no official Whole30 app. Whatever app you have is not in any way made or endorsed by Whole30. There are several downloads available here that you'll want to check out, so you can more easily determine what is and isn't Whole30 compatible: Specifically, the rules, the Sneaky Sugar list, and the Common Additives Cheat Sheet can help you with ingredients. The others are also helpful, but those are the ones that deal with this specific question. I don't know of any spouts for the bottles. I would think someone somewhere must make a universal
  15. You can eat as much as you need to, there's no limit. We recommend following the meal template for each meal, you can download that here: Generally, try to make your meals large enough that you can go 4-5 hours between meals.
  16. This is not normal. You probably should talk to a doctor to be sure it isn't something serious.
  17. Try to figure out where this is coming from. Are you eating enough? Being hungry won't help with cravings so be sure you're eating enough. If you menstruate, bear in mind that in the days leading up to your period, it is normal to be more hungry than usual, and the chocolate cravings people talk about with pms are a real thing, although you should be able to help them by eating more in general and more carbs in particular. If this might be what’s going on, try having starchy vegetables at each meal for a few days -- potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other root vegetables, winter squashes like
  18. Evoo has a very strong taste, and most people who use it to make mayo find it inedible due to the strong flavor. You want an oil that doesn't have a strong flavor on its own, like a light tasting olive oil, macadamia oil, avocado oil, or high oleic sunflower or safflower oil.
  19. Are you drinking plenty of water? Eating meals that match the meal template? Salting your food? Have you cut way back on caffeine? Could it be non food related, like stress or even a sinus/allergy headache? It's really hard to say exactly what is going on without knowing more, but those are the first things that spring to mind.
  20. Oligofructose is a sweetener, and also is a subgroup of inulin. What I would say is, this is a calcium supplement, it's a caplet that you're not even going to taste, if this is the best option for you, it's probably not a big deal. That's my personal best guess here, because inulin is fine, but fructose in general is on the Sneaky Sugar list and oligofructose is a sweetener according to Google, and yet it also appears to be a type of inulin.
  21. Right, the sugar would make it not Whole30 compatible. If they cook everything in this, nothing would be Whole30 compatible.
  22. If the ingredients in that almond butter are Whole30 compatible, yes, you can have it for breakfast. However, I would really encourage you to try to have something a little more substantial and closer to the meal template (you can download the template here: Even if you can't manage a full meal, could you try having some vegetables and a little protein with your almond butter? Celery sticks and almond butter are a tasty combo, and maybe have a few bites of leftover protein? Or make a blended soup you can sip for your vegetables. If you just have
  23. If you want to eat more, it's okay to eat more. Sometimes it can feel like you're eating a huge volume of food, but if you're used to having rice or bread or pasta in most meals, when you stop eating those, it can take a lot of vegetables to help make up the volume, especially if you're (consciously or subconsciously) trying to be low carb and/or low fat as well. Check out the meal template (available here: Try to make all your meals match it, with 1-2 palm-sized portions of protein or if eggs are your only protein as many whole eggs as you can hold in