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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. It is definitely not recommended, though it isn't specifically called out the way the pancakes are. Ideally you want each meal to meet the meal template (Download it here). It's helpful to stop thinking of breakfast as a meal that needs certain foods. It's just a meal, and any food that works for any other meal will work for your first meal of the day. Try having some kind of salad, or leftovers, or chilled soups like gazpacho. Grill up chicken or steak, serve cold with cherry tomatos, cucumber, jicama, snap peas, and any 9ther veggies you like cold. Here are some chilled soup ideas that
  2. It could be due to FODMAPS, or it might not be. Was there anything you started eating more of in the days before your pain increased? If so, cutting back on that or cutting it out might make a difference. If not, I would read this article about FODMAPS and this one about nightshades and see if either of them seem to match your experience at all -- the symptoms mentioned or the foods involved being something you had more of leading up to the increased pain. If either of them seem more likely, that's what I'd start with, or if neither seem more likely, just pick one. You'll eliminate wh
  3. This forum is for Whole30, not for Chris Kresser's program. You'd probably need to find a forum or Facebook group or suReddit for that program to be sure you get the correct information, although maybe someone here will have an answer for you.
  4. This is a situation where smoothies could be fine. I'm not sure of any particular pre-made kind that would be Whole30 compatible, but you could make them yourself. Try not to use too much fruit, try to include leafy greens, canned pumpkin, or cooked sweet potato. You could also do soups. Blend them up and they should be drinkable. This will probably be an easier way to get protein and vegetables. Maybe scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes or other vegetables cooked very soft and mashed? Definitely find out from your dentist or orthodontist if this is normal. Hopefully if
  5. I don't have personal experience with any of them, but there are some Whole30 Approved options here: That doesn't mean that companies not listed here don't have Whole30 options, they may, I'm not sure, but at least theoretically the ones on the Whole30 Approved list should understand and follow the rules. Always double check regardless of what company you use to be sure the meals are really Whole30 compatible.
  6. You can do reintroductions in whatever way makes sense to you. If there's any food that you wonder if you might be sensitive to, it makes sense to do the regular reintroduction for at least that food, because when else will you have such a clean slate work with? But there is also something called a slow roll reintroduction, it's talked about in this article, just scroll down or search on the page for slow roll: -- that sounds more like what you're talking about, adding things as they come up.
  7. This is something that many of us struggle with post-Whole30. There's not necessarily one right or wrong answer, only what works for you. If you believe you should never eat sugar again, that's your decision. I would recommend reading more about life after your Whole30 and finding food freedom. Here's some articles to get started, see if any of them resonate with you: Or here's a link to a lot of food freedom resources:
  8. Many things can be frozen, then they can save you time later when you need a quick meal. That might be worth looking into if you have very much.
  9. For each meal, you want a serving or two of fat. It doesn't all have to be the same fat. So if you don't like olives enough to do a handful, but you could eat a couple, and a teaspoon of oil or mayo, and a couple of almonds, and you've got some fat you cooked stuff in or that's in your meat -- whatever fats you have in the meal add up. If you're having some fat in each meal and your meals keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours, you’re probably getting enough. I drizzle oil over veggies sometimes -- I use more over a baked potato or sweet potato where it gets absorbed, less with things that don'
  10. It's possible to do Whole30 without eggs. If you're having trouble finding recipe ideas, Google Whole30 AIP recipes -- AIP (autoimmune protocol) is a more restrictive way of eating than Whole30, sonthere will be other things those recipes leave out that you can still have, like potatoes, but they should also leave out eggs. For the meat, I would focus on the ones you do like. For the ethical concerns, it can be more expensive, but you might feel better about your options if you try to source animals that are raised well -- pastured or grass fed or free range. See if you can find local far
  11. Hard boiled or deviled eggs, meatballs, grilled chicken or steak cut in strips, various sliced veggies with some kind of dip (if you don't want mayo/ranch, there's tahini or guacamole or some faux "hummus" dips or even some spinach dips that use cashews to mimic creamy dips, just google Whole30 dips), olives, nuts and fresh fruit. As far as drinks, there are definitely mocktail recipes out there, just watch your ingredients. There's a few here: but feel free to experiment with combinations of teas and juices, using plain or flavored sparkling water for fizz
  12. The rules for Whole30 are clear -- no sweeteners, natural or artificial. This is for the 30 days, and then during the reintroduction period, you can reintroduce sugar or other sweeteners just as you reintroduce legumes or grains. After your Whole30 and reintroductions, you decide what works best for you.
  13. Natural flavors are fine for Whole30.
  14. I didn't check every flavor, but they seem to be ok. Was there a particular ingredient you're unsure of?
  15. The organic ones appear to be fine. Always read labels and be sure that the container you actually have in your hands is one that is Whole30 compatible.
  16. Yes, you can. Make sure you're getting enough protein, fat, and vegetables in during your meals -- don't skip those things in order to have fruit. And if you have a sweet tooth and would like to change your habits around having or craving sweets, you'd want to really consider whether this is the best way to do that.
  17. If some days you're more bloated and some days less, it might be worth tracking your food and recording how bloated you feel, to see if there's any pattern. Common things that could make people bloated include: eating a lot of nuts or seeds, eating a lot of raw vegetables, eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale) whether cooked or raw, and drinking carbonated beverages. There are other things that can as well, obviously, but these are pretty common ones, so if you know you've been doing these things, you could try cutting back on them and see if it hel
  18. This is fine. For Whole30 purposes, just go by the ingredient list, not the nutrition info.
  19. Cans of tuna, salmon, chicken, etc. Frozen burger patties. Frozen or canned vegetables. Eggs. You say you meal plan, but sometimes things don't work out -- have you considered doing a once a week cookup? Takes more time initially, but then during the week, you mostly just reheat. Here's a description of how it could work: If that's not a good option, I'd still recommend always cooking extra. It doesn't take that much longer to make a couple of extra servings or sometimes even to double recipes, then that food ca
  20. This doesn't seem normal. Some digestive upset is not unusual, but this sounds much worse than that. Talking to a doctor is probably not a bad idea. So, totally not medical advice, but just a few things that may help him feel better. First, be sure he's drinking plenty of water, because diarrhea can lead to dehydration. It's also important that he get enough salt, to help with electrolytes. It's okay for him to take medicine for the diarrhea if he needs to, something like Imodium or similar anti-diarrheal medication. Is there anything that he's started eating during Whole
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.