• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Right, the sugar would make it not Whole30 compatible. If they cook everything in this, nothing would be Whole30 compatible.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. You'll need to check the ingredients for any product you want to use to make sure they follow Whole30 rules (here: If there are particular ingredients you're not sure about, you can google Whole30 plus that ingredient and probably find past discussions about it here in the forum. There are also a couple of downloads here that discuss additives and other names for sugar/sweetener: Additionally, this article addresses Whole30's stance on supplements:
  9. For any product you want to consume during Whole30, you need to read the ingredients and see if the product follows the Whole30 rules (here: If there are ingredients you're not sure about, there are a couple of pdf downloads here that may help: -- specifically, the common additives cheat sheet and the guide to sneaky sugars, or you can try googling whole30 plus whatever ingredient you're not sure about and typically you'll find previous discussions of it from here in the forum. If you're still unable to find a
  10. I would work on that first meal, trying to get in protein and veggies instead of just fat and fruit. You could make something like this ahead of time and either reheat or eat it cold: Or soup can be a good option for breakfast. Then, if you do need to eat between meals, try having leftovers, or a hard boiled egg with mayo or ranch dressing and maybe some carrots or celery. Something with some protein, some fat, and maybe some vegetables.
  11. This is fine. You can read how the FDA defines added sugar here: Whole30 rules are that it really only matters what is actually listed on the ingredients list.
  12. I'm not sure if @Jihannais checking on the forum much lately, but from my experience, olive oils -- either the light or evoo -- can vary in taste between brands, so that change may be what made the difference. Or maybe it's not so much the brand, but somehow the new one was already starting to get a little rancid, like if it weren't stored well or were exposed to high temperatures. Personally I use this method for making mayo:, using lemon juice, and sometimes adding some mustard powder, maybe 1/4 tsp or so.
  13. Whole30 doesn't really have an official stance on this. If you wait three days, or more if you're still feeling any ill effects from any of what you've eaten, and then do reintroductions, you'll get some information about how you react to certain foods. We can't really say if you'll have the same reactions as you would've had if you did a full 30 days of Whole30.
  14. @Kalaj Flameyes, the Real Plans app/website is in some sense official, in that they've worked with Whole30 to develop recipes that meet Whole30 guidelines. It is still not owned or operated by Whole30, it is a completely separate entity that has non-Whole30 options as well as Whole30 compatible options, so if you do decide to use it, be sure you only look at the Whole30 options while you're doing Whole30. RealPlans is not the kind of app that scans barcodes and tells you if a product is Whole30 compatible, and there are no official Whole30 apps that do that. RealPlans is a meal planning a
  15. It is ok, it looks like it's another name for tapioca starch.
  16. You'll have to read ingredients for any product you are buying. Even if someone answers your question with their favorite brands, read the labels, because companies change formulations over time and sometimes even in different regions will use different ingredients.
  17. Almond extract is ok ( Remember that Larabars are allowed, but not really recommended. They are as close as you can get to a candy bar on Whole30, and can really keep cravings for sweets strong. If you find yourself craving them or having one every day, you might want to rethink having them around.
  18. The question i would have is the lemon part -- obviously real lemons and fresh squeezed lemon juice are fine, but if the lemon juice is from packets, it's hard to find those without sulfites. So basically, like everything else, you really need to see the ingredients. And obviously this is assuming it's not sweetened.
  19. Ideally, your meals will keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours, so most people find they don't need many snacks between meals. Apple and almond butter could be ok, but if you have a sweet tooth at all it might be better to have something other than fruit. An egg or some leftover meat with some raw vegetables, vegetables with ranch dressing, a handful of olives, something like that. Protein for Whole30 tends to be eggs, meat/poultry, or fish or seafood. Peas are allowed now, and they have some protein, and nuts have some protein, but neither are necessarily complete protein, they don't have al
  20. You can slice fresh jicama very thinly and use that, or lettuce leaves or other greens. Or put everything into hollowed out zucchini or bell pepper or tomatoes or whatever vegetable you like. Coconut wraps aren't usually just thinly sliced coconut, they're wraps made with coconut flour, water, and other ingredients. Those would not be Whole30 compatible.
  21. Some foods can cause a delayed reaction, but it's hard to know whether that's what's going on here, or which of the non-Whole30 foods might be to blame. Your Thursday meal included at least alcohol and dairy, possibly sugar, maybe soy depending on what was in the BBQ sauce, and then there's whatever was in the paleo puffs and muesli. I would suggest going back to Whole30 until you feel better, then doing more careful reintroductions, with one food type at a time, and maybe waiting three days instead of two before reintroducing the next food, especially for wine/alcohol and dairy, in case
  22. If you're hungry, you may need to eat more. Make sure each meal meets the meal template, which you can download here: When eggs are the only protein in a meal, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, which is likely 3-4 for most people. Be sure you add a serving or two of fat at each meal, generally in addition to any oil you cook in, since some of that may be left behind in the pan and not actually be eaten. Aim for 2-3 cups of vegetables at each meal, more if you're having loosely packed raw leafy greens like a salad. If you're hungry betw
  23. It will depend on the particular recipe, since cook times could be different for different types of meat, but yes, you can sometimes substitute whatever you prefer. There are tons of recipes that don't use seafood though, so if you're not comfortable changing recipes you can definitely just find other recipes.
  24. These are ok, what matters is the ingredient list, not the nutrition information. One note though, there is no official Whole30 app, so there is no guarantee that any app is 100% accurate, so always be sure to check the ingredients on any product rather than just accepting what an app tells you.
  25. ShannonM816


    You should double check ingredients even for supplements that are recommended in any of the books, but ISWF in particular is several years old now, and companies can change their formulas.