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Everything posted by ShannonM816

  1. What are the ingredients? For any product, you need to look at the ingredients to determine if they're ok for Whole30.
  2. No, they fall under the re-creating pasta with Whole30 ingredients part of the rules.
  3. Mostly, you ought to he drinking lots of water, but there are some other options. Coffee, tea (read your ingredients, it's amazing the non-Whole30 things you can find in some teas). You can infuse your water with fruit, just slice whatever fruit you like, put it in a container, fill with water, and leave it to soak in the fridge overnight, the water takes on the flavor of the fruit. There's club soda or mineral water or flavored carbonated water like LaCroix. Some brands of kombucha are okay (here's an explanation of how to know which are ok:
  4. What are the ingredients? For every product, to decide if it is compatible with your Whole30, you need to check the ingredients. If there are specific ingredients you're not sure about, Google that ingredient plus Whole30, and you'll probably find past discussions that will answer your question. If you don't find an answer, then post here asking about the particular ingredients you're wondering about, or at least a list of the ingredients for us to see.
  5. I'm sorry to hear about your digestive issues, you might try sticking to fairly bland, easily digestible foods for a day or two until you feel better -- things like broth or soup, plain chicken, baked potato or sweet potato with a little ghee or olive or coconut oil and some salt. Hopefully it will clear up quickly. In general, if you're hungry, your meals may be too small or not composed well. Try to follow the meal template (available here:, and remember that the template includes a range of portion sizes and is really the minimum you should be eatin
  6. The peppers themselves are fine. If you buy them in jars or cans with other ingredients, you'll have to read the ingredients and determine if they are all compatible with Whole30 rules. Specifically, some brands do contain sulfites, although there might be other non-Whole30 ingredients as well.
  7. There's no guarantee that Whole30 will help with any weight issues. Some people do lose weight, some gain, some stay about the same. It really depends on so many factors -- your current weight, how big a change this is from how you normally eat, any underlying health issues, activity level, stress level, sleep patterns. What Whole30 is meant to do is eliminate foods that are most likely to cause inflammation and other issues in most people, see how you feel once those are eliminated, and then reintroduce those foods carefully, one at a time, to see if there's a particular food or foods t
  8. These are fine to have on Whole30, but you absolutely could choose to leave them out if you're uncomfortable with that ingredient, or you could try contacting the company to see if they would tell you what is included in the coloring, although they might not if they consider it proprietary knowledge.
  9. Pea protein is fine now, but that is a fairly recent change, so it may be that you saw an older post from before the rule change. Here's the announcement of the change:
  10. If it's a medicine you need, take it. If you can find a version of it that doesn't have corn starch and other non-whole30 ingredients, great, some meds do make a version like that, but if not, take the medicine.
  11. The forum has slower times during the year, but typically picks up around January 1, so there may be more activity here once people are actually starting their Whole30. There was this Instagram post a while back about Whole30 coaches: -- many of these will not be free, but I think I saw some in the comments that were doing some free resources. If you just want a daily bit of motivation, there are daily texts (not free): I know there are Whole30 groups on other social medi
  12. If these are all the ingredients, yes, it's fine.
  13. ShannonM816


    Here in the forum, you can keep a log in this section: If you prefer to take pictures of meals, Instagram might work. If you want something more private, any of the note taking apps that are available, like One Note or Evernote, or even Google docs. The thing that makes most food tracking apps not great for Whole30 is that they track calories and macros and give you feedback based on those measurements, and we really don't want you to worry about that stuff, just follow the meal template and eat as much as you need to. There
  14. ShannonM816


    There is no official Whole30 app. If you tell is what you're wanting an app to do, someone may have suggestions for apps that will help.
  15. This is really something you ought to ask your doctor or maybe a pharmacist about. No one here is necessarily knowledgeable enough about drug interactions to answer this.
  16. All coconut aminos are fine. This was a rule change a while back, discussed here:
  17. I've read that newsletter and would point out this part: If you've missed gum post-Whole30 but like me, your tastes have changed, try Mighty Gum. I've loved that Mighty Gum has helped me bring gum back into my Food Freedom in a healthy, natural way. This isn't something she's saying is for Whole30, it's something she's enjoying during her food freedom. That's what she's recommending it for, if you want a gum with natural ingredients to have after your Whole30.
  18. If there are other nuts or seeds available in your area that are more sustainable, you can make milk from almost any nuts or seeds, if you can't find already made versions that work for you. Commercially available options are typically cashew, coconut, or macadamia nut milks -- I'm not sure how those compare as far as sustainability, or if you'll find them in your area, but it's a place to start.
  19. You would need to check the ingredients to see what's in them. If they're just ground turkey, they're definitely fine. If there's other stuff, you'd need to check to see if those other ingredients are compatible with Whole30 rules.
  20. This is fine. I think the way it's written on the can with the big word zero and calories and sweeteners in smaller letters next to it, they mean zero calories, zero sweeteners. It could be a little confusing, but the ingredients are fine.
  21. If you need it, take it. If you can find it, there's Clearlax or purelax I think that's basically a Miralax powder you dissolve in liquid that doesn't have any added sugars or sweeteners or anything, but if there's some other form that you typically take that you know works for you, it's ok to take that. Magnesium comes in a few forms. I'm not sure what the post you saw was referring to, but there are magnesium pills, they may be in with vitamins or they might be with digestive meds. There’s also a powder that you dissolve in water or 9ther liquid called Natural Calm -- it comes in an ori
  22. Yes. All that matters is that all the ingredients are compatible with Whole30 rules. For some recipes you may even be able to substitute water if you have trouble finding broth that works for you, although you might then have to increase seasonings.
  23. The ingredients are all fine, so it's okay to have. If it tastes sweet and you find yourself craving it or something like that, it might be something you want to hold off on until after Whole30, but that's up to you.