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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. What are the ingredients? The only way to know if something is Whole30 compatible is to check the ingredients. If they're sweetened with anything, they're not ok, if they're like LaCroix, where it's just carbonated water and flavors, they're fine. Caffeine alone would not make something off limits either, it would depend on other ingredients.
  2. Be sure you're eating enough, adding fat to your meals, having at least one serving of starchy vegetable a day, and drinking plenty of water. This should pass in a day or two.
  3. No one here is a doctor, and food allergies are not something to take lightly, even if they're currently presenting as skin issues -- it's always possible that they could turn into a more serious anaphylactic reaction. You should definitely talk to a doctor about this, especially if you've ruled out things like new soap, detergent, lotion, makeup, etc. There are certain things that if you're allergic to them, you're more likely to be or become allergic to other things, it's called cross-reactivity. For mangoes, it looks like this is true for cashews, and also possibly for latex and a list
  4. Yes. As with any food, if you buy canned or frozen double check for other non-Whole30 ingredients, but water chestnuts themselves are fine.
  5. Ideally, yes, everything would get its own day, but it can be difficult to find things with no sugar, so sometimes you may have gluten + sugar, and then you may have some trouble figuring out what reactions are caused by which item. If you didn't have noticeable reactions to sugar, and the products you try are very low in sugar, it's probably safe to assume any reactions you do have are related more to the other ingredient than the sugar.
  6. Try eating more. When eggs are your only protein in a meal, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand -- that's probably 3-4 for most people. Add some fat to breakfast, in addition to the oil you cook in, as some of that can be left in the pan and isn't actually consumed -- dip your potatoes in mayo or ranch, or have some avocado. Is that two slices of the sandwich sliced turkey? You want your serving of protein to be at least the size of the palm of your hand, length, width, and height, so two slices is probably not enough. Ideally you stay satisfied from your meals 4-5 h
  7. What do your meals look? Are you salting your food? Drinking plenty of water? Eating enough? It's hard to say what might be going on without knowing more about what you're doing.
  8. I'm not sure where you're seeing that the gnocchi is Whole30 compatible, but it isn't. No pasta is.
  9. The Zatarains you listed is fine. I'm not sure what the ingredients are in the other, so I can't say if it's ok or not.
  10. Even date paste is really not encouraged in coffee. Some people find it easier to give up coffee for 30 days than drink it not sweetened. Others find that they do get used to it unsweetened, but it does take a while. There are some ways to reduce the bitterness of coffee -- try different kinds, some are less bitter than others. Adding a pinch of salt to your coffe grounds is supposed to help reduce bitterness. Some people find adding cinnamon helps. Cold brewing can help.
  11. Yes, all potatoes are allowed, though no commercially prepared chips or fries -- you can read about the change to allow regular potatoes here:
  12. If you're asking if it's medically ok, you really need to talk to his doctor. This forum is specifically for discussing the Whole30, a 30-day elimination diet. The only thing we could tell you about protein shakes and bars is if particular ones are compatible with the rules of this program based on their ingredients.
  13. Crackers fall under the no baked goods rule, like bread or tortillas, so regardless of ingredients, they aren't Whole30 compatible.
  14. Before you weigh -- or if you don't see this until after, then do this asap -- go to this page and get the NSV Checklist, sit down with it, and check off every one that applies to you, and definitely list any that you don't see mentioned. Remember these non-scale victories regardless 9f what happens with the scale. Whole30 is not a weight loss diet. Some people lose, some don't. But that'll not what we want you to focus on. We are told by society that if we lose weight, that makes us healthier. Whole30 wants you to look at it the other way -- if you get
  15. If you google something like Whole30 gallbladder or whole30 without a gallbladder, you should find some past discussions of this. I don't know that they'll have specific recipes, but maybe more about how people modify to accommodate any issues they have. What would a typical meal look like for you now that doesn't cause any problems? Maybe some of your typical foods can just be modified to work with Whole30, rather than trying to find new things.
  16. Crackers fall under baked goods from compliant ingredients, so they aren't whole30 compatible regardless of ingredients. No commercially prepared chips are allowed, so the snacklins are out. The barnana bites are ok, though they're going to be like Larabars, technically ok, but not necessarily your best choice, as they're going to be as close to a candy bar as you can get on Whole30 and would be very easy to overeat.
  17. If the hurting all over started when you added the non-gluten grains, there could be something about them your body doesn't like. Go back to Whole30 eating for at least two days or until you feel better, then either try reintroducing the next group of foods, or if you want to be extra sure it was the non-gluten grains, you could reintroduce them again. When you say you didn't feel great throughout your Whole30, what does that mean? I see you posted above about asking if you needed to eat three meals a day -- sorry no one got back to you about that. If you were not eating enough, you might
  18. It looks like the unsweetened original and unsweetened vanilla would be fine, check the ingredients on the others, some definitely have sugar.
  19. Any time you find a list like that about any brand, always check ingredients for yourself and compare them to the rules and resources from -- like the Can I Have list (here: or the downloads available here: People misunderstand the rules, or misinterpret them. Or it could be that the recipe for that flavor changed and it used to have something that made it not Whole30, but now it is.
  20. Xanthan gum is compatible with Whole30 rules. For future reference, if you google Whole30 plus whatever ingredient you're wondering about, you'll almost always find past discussions that will answer your question, and it's typically faster than waiting for someone to answer here in the forum. (Just fyi, Whole30 Approved is a very specific program that relates to brands -- a single ingredient is not ever technically Whole30 Approved.)
  21. Who says it isn't allowed? If the ingredients are compatible with Whole30 rules, it is allowed -- the Larabars that aren't typically have peanut butter, peanuts, or chocolate chips (which have added sugar). As far as i know the cinnamon roll flavor is fine.
  22. A Whole30 is 30 days. The fact that February isn't, doesn't matter, you just keep going for 30 days. I'm not sure about the emails -- if you've kept them, you could look back at them on the appropriate days, or you might look to see if there's anything in them about signing up to get them again. This page has links to the rules and helpful articles: -- is there something in particular you're wondering about or need help with? Also, Eat the 80 explains their name here:, just because i got curious and looked it up fo
  23. Those two ingredients are Whole30 compatible. This would be fine to have on a legume/soy reintro day.
  24. Have you seen the meal template? You can download it here: I'm not sure how grams of food relate to the suggested sizes on the template so it's hard to know if you're eating the right amounts. It is really important that over the course of a day, you eat at least three meals worth of food based on the template -- it is really the minimum you should be eating, and if you're active you could easily need more. As for breakfast, do try to eat something. I know it's hard to eat when you don't feel great, but this can end up in a circle, where you don't eat b