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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. The exchange isn't 1:1 in some recipes because coconut flour is more absorbent than almond flour, so it can definitely affect the amount of liquid you'd need to use. In other recipes, for instance if you're just breading a piece of chicken or fish before cooking it, it may not make much difference. If there's a particular thing you want to make, I'd suggest looking for a version of the recipe that uses almond flour rather than coconut flour. Try googling the recipe plus the words almond flour, so for instance, chicken tenders almond flour. Enough people can't do coconut or don't like coconut t
  2. You'd need to check the ingredients. As long as the ingredients are Whole30 compatible they are fine.
  3. There's a meal template that shows approximately how much of what types of things to eat. For the original Whole30, it's here: Or if you're doing the plant-based Whole30 instead, go here: and look for the link that says Download the plant-based prep pack -- you'll need to provide an email address, but you get a pdf with all the info you need to start the plant-based Whole30, including the meal template, which is a little different than the original.
  4. Raisins in general are fine, and sunflower oil is fine. Be sure they aren't sweetened and don't contain non-compatible ingredients like sulfites.
  5. Someone posted this recipe several years ago:
  6. The only "pasta" allowed on either original or plant-based Whole30 is vegetables cut into the shape of pasta. This pasta would not be compatible with Whole30.
  7. This is the official guidance on whether or not to start over:
  8. If you haven't yet, if you go here: and where it says Download your Prep Pack, put in your email address, you can get a pdf file with a shopping list and rules and other info for the plant-based Whole30. It mentions some specific brands of proteins that you can have. For soy milk, you're looking for unsweetened versions with no carrageenan or sulfites or other non-compatible ingredients. I'm not sure exactly which brands, you'll need to check ingredients. Hemp protein powder in general is ok, you'd need to check the ingredients to be sure any brand i
  9. This looks OK. This is aimed more at colds &bflu, but maybe you'll find helpful information in it:
  10. You can certainly opt to have more fish or chicken instead of beef or pork. You can limit or completely leave out things like bacon or sausage. However, for many people dietary cholesterol (cholesterol in what you eat) doesn't affect blood cholesterol levels as much as previously thought. Here's a bit of a summary: and I'm sure you can find more information online.
  11. This looks fine to have on Whole30, and Whole30 does not say anything about when you can have food or beverages, so yes, you can have this before bed if you want.
  12. You should get the replay, I'm told probably by Wednesday. So watch whatever email you used to sign up, and if you don't get it by the end of the week, let us know and we'll see what we can do.
  13. No. Not for either the Original or the Plant-based Whole30. The corn maltodextrin, hydrolyzed carn and soy protein are not Whole30 compatible. You might want to review the rules:
  14. No, the plant-based Whole30 and the original Whole30 are two separate programs and aren't meant to be combined. If you eat two types of animal-based protein (eggs and salmon), you can do the original Whole30 using those two protein sources, but not including soy or other protein options from the plant-based Whole30 that aren't allowed on the original Whole30. If you prefer not to eat that much animal protein, you could do the plant-based as it is written, the using the reintroduction plan for people willing to eat animal-based protein to reintro the salmon and eggs afterwards.
  15. The only "pasta" that is allowed on either the original or the plant-based Whole30 would be vegetables cut into pasta-like shapes. So, butternut squash cut into "noodles" using a spiralizer or mandolin. I'm not sure exactly what recipe you're talking about but if it involved pasta made from a mix of vegetables and some type of flour to form noodles, it is not compatible with Whole30. Plant-based Whole30 contains protein sources that are not allowed on the original Whole30, like soy and other legumes, because people who choose not to eat any animal-based items would not have enough protei
  16. Regardless of what the recipe says, you should aim to make your meals match the meal template (Download it here: Everyone is different, so that serving size may have worked for the person who made the recipe, or they might serve it as part of a larger meal, who knows. But you definitely want to eat as much as you need to, no matter what their serving size says.
  17. It can be mixed in coffee or tea or soups. It's more a supplement than a stand-alone protein.
  18. This does make sense, I'll see if we can make it happen. If you have other suggestions for the plant-based part of the forum, please let us know.
  19. Glad you found an answer. Generally the best way to search is to use Google or your favorite search engine and search for Whole30 plus whatever you're looking for, or Whole30 forum plus whatever you're looking for. That will generally get you past forum discussions on the topic or official Whole30 info about it in the top few results. The in-forum search function is not very helpful.
  20. @simmiethese are fine to have during your plant-based Whole30.
  21. There's no official guidance for this, so you're mostly going to have to figure out what works best for you, and there will probably be some trial and error involved, but that's ok. If you start to feel less than great, you know it's time to go back to a strict Whole30 until you feel better, and then try again. The good news is that typically, if you pay attention and get back on track quickly, it won't take 30 days every time. Something you might consider could be doing more drawn out reintroductions. Start with one thing and have it every day for a week or two. Stop if you start to fee
  22. @steubnerthe tvp is definitely out, the rules specifically say no textured vegetable protein or soy flour. (PB Whole30 rules are here: @simmieI'm going to try to ask people who know more about this than I do, because I'm not 100% sure and I don't want to give you the wrong answer.
  23. During your food freedom -- which is what you're doing now -- you decide what works for you. Right now, if two plant-based days a week works well for you, go for it. If you were to do an official Whole30, you would choose one, rather than mixing and matching from the two. On the plant-based Whole30, all legumes are allowed, so both chickpea flour and moth beans would be fine, with the usual caveat that you can’t use the flour to re-create bread or other baked goods -- the Pancake Rule still stands in the plant-based Whole30. If you haven't yet, you can head here to check out the d
  24. This isn't really the same as vaping. You're not addicted to any of the ingredients, as someone vaping nicotine products could be. It’s not something you're doing to relax at the end of the day or in a social setting. It's more a medical thing. I definitely understand how reading more about the ingredients might make you question whether you should use it or not, but as far as Whole30 is concerned, the rules don't really apply here and whatever amount you're inhaling shouldn't be enough to affect your reintroductions.