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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. These are legumes and are not Whole30 compatible. Just because there's been confusion in the past, here's a previous discussion about this:
  2. Any of them that are made from Whole30 compatible ingredients. Cashew or macadamia milk or hemp milk would work, just check the ingredients for things like sweeteners or soy. Obviously, things like oat milk or rice milk or soy milk would not be ok because they're made from things that are not Whole30 compatible.
  3. This is fine. Vegetables and fruits have naturally occurring sugars which will be reflected in the nutrition information, but for Whole30 purposes what matters is whether there's sugar or sweeteners listed as ingredients.
  4. Juice is fine, just read the ingredients and make sure it's just juice, no added sugar. Almond butter is fine, check the ingredients for what's in the grocery store's machine -- it should just be almonds, and maybe salt. If they've roasted the almonds first, you'd need to check they didn't roast them in peanut oil or add any sweeteners. Other options might include unsweetened applesauce or containers of fruit packed in juice, or baby food packets of similar items. As you get used to this way of eating, I would say at first, take some sugar packets or something in case your sugar le
  5. Aside from encouraging you to follow the meal template (available here:, Whole30 doesn't really have rules about serving sizes. If you think you're eating too many or using them when emotional eating, you can change that now, but it's not a reason to start over. If you've been snacking on them because they're easy, try having other options on hand, like cut up vegetables, hard boiled eggs, guacamole or compliant ranch, olives, or leftovers for example. If you're eating them because you're hungry, and your meals aren't keeping you satisfied for 4-5 hour
  6. No, these would fall under the no recreating baked goods rule, tortillas are even specifically mentioned: If you're looking for a way to wrap food up, eggs, scrambled and cooked in a thin, flat layer could work, or lettuce leaves, or collard greens.
  7. This article explains more about starting over. There are no Whole30 police who are going to come make you start over, it's ultimately up to you. If you aren't sure, you can always keep going, and on day 30 think about it again and decide if you want to keep going or not.
  8. As long as all the ingredients are Whole30 compatible, it's fine. It's not enough that it says no added sugar, you need to actually look at the ingredients to be sure all of the ingredients are ok.
  9. Doctor's orders always trump Whole30 rules, so it would still ge a Whole30. Follow all the other rules, try to limit soy to just the 10 grams daily the doctors recommend, and it will still be a Whole30.
  10. Those are fine. You can find downloadable pdfs of the rules and more information here: You can also google ingredients you're not sure about along with Whole30 and will usually find previous discussions of those ingredients in the first few results. Sometimes these options are faster than waiting for an answer on the forum, although you're definitely always welcome to ask here.
  11. Air frying in general is fine. It’s not specifically called out as against the rules at all (more on the Pancake Rule, formerly SWYPO, here). Occasionally people find that things that aren't necessarily against the rules still aren't in their own best interests. For instance, ifyou regularly ate fried chicken pre-Whole30 and are using your air fryer to recreate that instead of trying new ways to prepare and enjoy foods, or if you have a bad day and make yourself a pile of fries in the air fryer to chow down on mindlessly the way you might have with commercially prepared fries from your f
  12. Yes, baking soda is fine.
  13. The Pancake Rule specifically calls out cereal, and oatmeal is a hot cereal. We also really want you to try to make your meals match the meal template, which noatmeal really doesn't. (Find the template and other downloads Here.) Have you considered soup? Something like a butternut squash or sweet potato soup topped with sausage or leftover meat for protein or this chicken soup would meet the template better. Ultimately it's up to you, but there are other warm breakfast options that might serve you better.
  14. I think the taco mix seasoning does make extra, seal it in an air tight container and use it another time season ground meat, chicken, potatoes, or whatever you want to have a taco flavor.
  15. You don't mention water, be sure you're drinking plenty of water, along with eating lots of veggies. Getting some movement in, even just walking, can help, and if you google yoga for constipation there are some stretches or poses that might help. Coffee sometimes helps as well.
  16. I'm not sure about all the ingredients, but just at a quick glance, it has carrageenan which isn't allowed, and then potassium acesulfame is a sweetener that's not allowed. If it was like mouthwash where you spit most of it out, it would be fine, but these you should probably avoid during Whole30.
  17. That first one lists monkfruit extract as an ingredient, which is a sweetener, so that one is definitely not Whole30 compatible. I cannot find an ingredient list for the other, so I'm not sure about it, from that standpoint. So if all the ingredients of something like this are Whole30 compatible, and you're having it occasionally because you want something different and enjoy the taste, great, go for it. Alcohol and alcohol substitutes do sometimes get a little more complicated, as described here. I don't know that that applies for you, just something that could change the answer from, y
  18. If you take a vegetable and cut it into a noodlecshape, it's fine. If you have to dry it to create a flour and then use that to make noodles, that's re-creating pasta and isn't really compatible with Whole30 rules.
  19. You'd need to check the ingredients of the probiotics. If all the ingredients are Whole30 compatible, then you can take tose probiotics.
  20. Baked or steamed fresh ones or canned pumpkin (not pie filling, just plain pumpkin) will work.
  21. You could set aside a separate day for each sweetener, if you want to know specifically how, say, Splenda makes you feel vs monkfruit, or you could just do a day for sweeteners in general if you think you're using small enough amounts of them that it isn't worth separating them out. The main thing with any reintro is, only reintro whatever that day's reintro food is, wait at least two days between reintro days, and don't have the reintroduced items again until you're all done with reintroductions.
  22. Yes, if the ingredients include sugar or sweetener of any kind, you cannot have that food. This isn't the same as the nutrition facts, where it lists grams of stuff -- a salsa could have no sugar or sweetener in the ingredients list and be absolutely fine to have on Whole30, but still show grams of sugar on the nutrition info, because vegetables have naturally occurring sugars, and the nutrition info must account for those.
  23. For any prepared food like this, you need to read the ingredients. If all the ingredients are Whole30 compatible, it's fine to have. I don't know what the ingredients are in Whole Foods' chicken, but I have found compliant rotisserie chicken at other stores, just check the ingredients.
  24. No. You can cut a vegetable into the shape of a noodle, like zoodles from zucchini, or use spaghetti squash that just forms noodle-like strands when cooked, but these use a Whole30-compatible flour to recreate pasta, and that's specifically mentioned in the rules as not allowed. (You can find the rules here:
  25. The process pf making ghee involves cooking the butter until the milk solids separate, and the straining the milk solids off and discarding them. So it starts from milk, and has to list milk as an ingredient, but the most problematic parts of milk have been removed, which is why Whole30 allows it. If you were allergic to milk, you would probably still want to avoid it, but for most people it won't cause any issues.