ShannonM816

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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Susan50 in Grain reintroduction   
    Yes, you can do reintroduction in any order. The important thing is to do just one type of food, and wait at least two days before reintroducing the next food, or longer if you're experiencing any symptoms that last longer than that.
    Also, even if beans are not a major part of your diet, you may want to reintro soy and peanuts at some point as they both show up in unexpected foods.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from anniegundie in Dried Coconut Flakes   
    Coconut flakes in general are fine, make sure that yours are unsweetened and don't contain sulfites.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Sheila B in Need to Eat Right Before Bed   
    It's really up to you, as long as what you eat is Whole30 compatible. Leftovers could be easy, or you could keep some hard boiled eggs cooked and ready, or some pre-cut vegetables, or if you like something more starchy, you could precook some potato or sweet potato to grab when you take your meds. Whatever works best for you.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Cindie in Can I have “Just Egg”   
    It looks like there's mung bean protein and sugar in these, which would make them not Whole30 compatible. 
    You can do Whole30 completely egg-free, though. 
    Here are some egg-free breakfast ideas.
    Here's a brand of egg free mayo and there are recipes to make your own as well, google Whole30 egg-free mayo for options.
    If you want to make something in particular that usually has eggs as a binder and you're not seeing any non-egg options, try googling AIP plus that, so like AIP salmon patties. (AIP is autoimmune protocol, it doesn't allow eggs, and also doesn't allow most of the stuff Whole30 doesn't. It also doesn't allow a lot of common spices and seasonings, so you may have to change those a bit to suit your tastes, but you'll be able to see how they're getting stuff to stick together at least.)
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from CaJenGirl in Activated You - Prebiotic and Probiotic morning drink - Ingredient List   
    The monkfruit extract is a sweetener, so it's not allowed, and the rice hull concentrate would be rice, which is a grain and is therefore not allowed.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from RoseD in No hangover? No nothing?   
    Typically, the more different Whole30 is from the way you were eating before, the more you experience the negative effects in the first few days. Possibly this was not as big a change for you as it is for some people. Whatever the reason, just enjoy the fact that you don't feel bad, and keep going.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Vitamin A Supplementation?   
    This is really beyond the scope of this forum, you really ought to ask a doctor. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from JennaMSP in Fell of the bandwagon   
    Changing how you eat is not easy. It's not unusual to have to restart before you get all the way through 30 days.
    Try to remember that every day that you've eaten healthy foods adds up, and one mistake on one day doesn't completely undo everything before it. It resets the counter for the elimination aspect of Whole30, but it's still days where you were eating lots of vegetables and healthy protein and fats, and where you weren't eating the most inflammatory foods that are part of so many people's daily lives. 
    Just keep going, trying to make the healthiest choices possible. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Elliot in Is oat milk allowed?   
    No, grains are still not allowed even on the plant-based Whole30, so oat milk is not allowed.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Araceli713 in Sodium Tripolyphosphate to retain moisture on shrimp   
    Sodium tripolyphospate is OK to have. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from larsen in Whole 30 mayo recipe   
    It's not unusual for it to separate a little  as it sits in the fridge, and it should come back together pretty easily. I've never seen it separate while I was eating it, though. That does seem odd. I'm not really sure why it's doing that or how to prevent it.
    When you make it, are you using an immersion/ stick blender, or whisking by hand, or something else? If you're whisking by hand, maybe it's not completely emulsified? (I think it would be harder for this to happen with an immersion blender or mixer, but I might be wrong.) You also want to be sure you don't add too much oil, and this depends on the size of the eggs you're using, so if your eggs are a little smaller, you may not use the entire amount of oil the recipe calls for.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Krissm in Non dairy shelf stable options at Costco   
    You may get some responses here, but you might want to try the Costco website  -- it's probably faster, and I think you can probably narrow it down to what's available at your nearest Costco.
    You can also search for Whole30 Costco shopping list using Google or another search engine and find lists other people have put together. As far as I know, there's no official Whole30 list like this, these will just be what other people have found useful, so definitely double check all the ingredients for everything, as people can make mistakes, or if the list is older, manufacturers can change recipes, so what was fine at one point, may not be anymore.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Krissm in Amylu Paleo Andouille Chicken Sausage   
    This is fine.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from ladyshanny in Day 10, feeling worse   
    Maybe try peppermint or ginger tea in the morning to help with nausea (it can be hot or cold, whichever he prefers). He does need to eat. Between the not eating in the morning and the focus on weight loss, I would guess he may not be eating enough, which is going to contribute to him feeling tired and run down. 
    Potatoes are fine. Is it possible to eat too many? Sure. But if what gets him to clean up his diet and eat less chips and ice cream is potatoes, it seems like a good trade off, and a stepping stone to more veggies later, when he's ready. 
    Whole30 can still work for him, but he's really going to have to put some effort into it. Maybe have him find Whole30 recipes he'd be willing to try, or go to the store and pick out a vegetable he thinks might be interesting to try. You can cook all the healthy food in the world, but if he won't eat it, there's not really anything you can do to force him to, that's something he has to decide for himself. Sensory issues certainly make it harder, but they can be dealt with, and if they're what's holding him back from having a healthy diet, it might be worth having him talk to a doctor or therapist about them, but even with professional help, he'll have to work on it, so it really needs to be something he wants to do.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from superinkie in Day 10, feeling worse   
    Maybe try peppermint or ginger tea in the morning to help with nausea (it can be hot or cold, whichever he prefers). He does need to eat. Between the not eating in the morning and the focus on weight loss, I would guess he may not be eating enough, which is going to contribute to him feeling tired and run down. 
    Potatoes are fine. Is it possible to eat too many? Sure. But if what gets him to clean up his diet and eat less chips and ice cream is potatoes, it seems like a good trade off, and a stepping stone to more veggies later, when he's ready. 
    Whole30 can still work for him, but he's really going to have to put some effort into it. Maybe have him find Whole30 recipes he'd be willing to try, or go to the store and pick out a vegetable he thinks might be interesting to try. You can cook all the healthy food in the world, but if he won't eat it, there's not really anything you can do to force him to, that's something he has to decide for himself. Sensory issues certainly make it harder, but they can be dealt with, and if they're what's holding him back from having a healthy diet, it might be worth having him talk to a doctor or therapist about them, but even with professional help, he'll have to work on it, so it really needs to be something he wants to do.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Day 13 severe histamine response—help   
    I'm sorry this happened to you. Unfortunately this is not really something that we can necessarily help you with here on the forum -- we aren't medical professionals and this is really beyond what knowledge we have.
    Normally for people who are ill and having trouble keeping food down we would recommend bland foods like broth, sweet potatoes, plain chicken, or baked potatoes, but you've already tried that. At this point I think it's probably more important that you eat something than that you stick to Whole30. 
    If you decide to try Whole30 again in the future, you might want to research low-histamine foods to try to avoid a similar reaction.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Dijon   
    The goal is to keep the rules as easy to follow as possible, and exceptions to the rules make it more difficult. If it was allowed in mustard, someone would come along with another exception -- "well, then why can't I cook with wine, how is that different?" "What about wine spritzers, it's diluted with club soda?" And then instead of a really clear, no wine, rule, a line would have to be drawn somewhere, and people would keep questioning why *that* was an OK amount, but just a little more wasn't. 
    The Whole30 is 30 days, plus reintroductions. For that period of time we ask you to follow the rules. After that, you should be making your own rules based on what works best for you, which can include Dijon mustard with wine, or ketchup with sugar, or whatever you want it to include.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from zari in Some notes about using the forum   
    Hello everyone and welcome to the Whole30 forums.
    We welcome everyone to join the forum and have discussions about Whole30 -- just please be sure you follow the rules. 
    If you're not sure you want to make an account, feel free to browse as much as you want while you decide, but please know that if you want to post on the forum, you do need to make an account. You will also need an account to report posts that you feel don't meet the forum rules as well as to send private messages to members and mods.  Signing up is free and easy to do; you don't even have to tell us your real name if you don't want to, just make sure whatever name you choose complies with the forum rules linked above.
     
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Angela Rogers in Thrive Market - Compatible vs. Approved   
    It's fine. The negligible amounts of sugar are from lemon juice concentrate and from coconut amino, and those are both fine to have.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Anberel in Some of the recipes on this site don’t make sense   
    The only "pasta" that is allowed on either the original or the plant-based Whole30 would be vegetables cut into pasta-like shapes. So, butternut squash cut into "noodles" using a spiralizer or mandolin. I'm not sure exactly what recipe you're talking about but if it involved pasta made from a mix of vegetables and some type of flour to form noodles, it is not compatible with Whole30. 
    Plant-based Whole30 contains protein sources that are not allowed on the original Whole30, like soy and other legumes, because people who choose not to eat any animal-based items would not have enough protein options without those options. The original Whole30 still exists, and if you eat animal-based protein you can still do the original version. The plant-based Whole30 is a completely different program.
    The Abbot's Butcher products that are allowed on the plant-based Whole30 meet the rules like no carrageenan and no gluten. Many of the meat substitute options available from other brands -- and even one of this brand's products -- do not meet these standards. These products give plant-based Whole30ers another option for a protein source. No one has to use them, even while doing a plant-based Whole30, it is just another option to make meal prep and planning a little easier. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Angela Rogers in Thrive Market - Compatible vs. Approved   
    I can't speak for Thrive Market, I'm not sure why they'd list something as Whole30 compatible that has any sweetener in it. If you remember the particular product that had maple syrup listed as an ingredient in the Whole30 compatible list, could you let us know? I can pass that along to HQ so they can look into it.
    The Primal Kitchen Ranch with Avocado Oil is fine to have. If you look, the ingredient that is asterisked as adding a negligible amount of sugar is lemon juice concentrate, and that would be the naturally occurring sugar in lemons/lemon juice. I'm not sure why they needed to put that note there, but it's not the same as actually adding sugar to the product.
    From a Whole30 perspective, there is a class of products that are Whole30 Approved, which means there's an official relationship between Whole30 and that brand, and not only are their Whole30 Approved products compatible with the program, there are other standards like if they contain animal products the brand meets certain animal welfare standards. You can read about the Whole30 Approved program here: https://whole30.com/whole30-approved/.
    So anything that is Whole30 Approved is also compatible, but there are plenty of foods that are compatible with Whole30 that don't meet the Whole30 Approved standards, but they're absolutely fine to have. Whole30 Approved does mean it is Approved and good to go (but do double check each product, some brands have products that are approved and others that aren't).
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from simmie in Miyokos Cashew Cream Mozzarella containing tapioca starch?   
    Yes, nut-based cheeses with compatible ingredients are allowed.
    This article is specifically about Kite Hill brand products but goes over the reasoning about allowing them: https://whole30.com/kite-hill-is-whole30approved/.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from stacyjewelry in Help formulating my reintroduction plan   
    Yes, have the food at each meal one day, then go back to Whole30 for at least two days. If you were to have a reaction that takes more than two days to recover from, don't reintroduce the next thing until you are feeling good again.
    Once you've reintroduced a food, you don't have it again until you're completely done 2with reintroductions, so even if beans go well, you wouldn't have been and rice together when you reintro rice.
    As for doing several non-gluten grains or just one, that's kind of up to you. You can do non-gluten grains generally, and have maybe oatmeal, rice, and corn at your meals, or if you're curious about how corn in particular affects you, you could do a separate day for just corn. If you did just corn, then you'd still do a separate day for other non-gluten grains. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from kelleyj68 in Coconut flour alternatives   
    The exchange isn't 1:1 in some recipes because coconut flour is more absorbent than almond flour, so it can definitely affect the amount of liquid you'd need to use. In other recipes, for instance if you're just breading a piece of chicken or fish before cooking it, it may not make much difference. If there's a particular thing you want to make, I'd suggest looking for a version of the recipe that uses almond flour rather than coconut flour. Try googling the recipe plus the words almond flour, so for instance, chicken tenders almond flour. Enough people can't do coconut or don't like coconut that there's bound to be options out there.
    You can totally do a whole30 without using any alternative flours if you want to as well. They add some variety to ways to prepare some foods, but they really aren't necessary. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Rnady2 in Can I still drink my DandyBlend Drink?   
    The barley and rye are both grains and aren't allowed for Whole30. There are other brands of dandelion tea, you can probably find one that is only dandelion root, and that would be fine to have.