ShannonM816

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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Sumisbeat 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. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from steff_s in day 11 and feeling sad   
    This is not really normal. You may want to talk to your doctor, just so they can help you keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't get worse. If you have a counselor,  talk to them as well.
    Definitely be sure you're eating at least one fist-sized serving of starchy vegetables each day, and people prone to anxiety or depression often find they need two or three servings most days.
    Also, be sure you're having healthy fats at each meal, a serving or two in addition to any oil you cook in. 
    Non-food things that might help include getting out in the sunshine every day, getting some movement every day (this could be going for a walk, stretching or yoga, dancing around the house), interacting with other people, and getting good sleep.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from LO867 in Coffee questions   
    Both are suggestions. We recommend coffee with or after breakfast rather than before because it can be an appetite suppressant. It's recommended not to have it after noon because it can affect your sleep. You are free to ignore those recommendations. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from MelissaSue in Doctor says no milk including ghee   
    Coconut, olive, or avocado oil are probably the most-used oils, and any of them should work in place of ghee, though they each have different flavors, so it may take some trying different things to see what you like best. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from undagrounds0und in Whole30 approved Great Value meal, but contains milk?   
    This is fine for whole30. It has the warning because it contains ghee, which is made from butter. Whole30 allows ghee because the process of making it removes what are thought to be the most problematic parts of the butter, but companies still have to state it contains milk, because if someone is allergic to milk, they could still have a reaction. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Avery04 in On the verge of quitting...   
    For now, make the best meal you can with what you have on hand. If you have some kind of starchy vegetable, include that, and be sure you've got some fat in it too. When you can get to the store, then you can have that comfort meal, so you've got something to look forward to.
    Once you've eaten, think about why you want to cheat. Is there some kind of stressors in your life you need to address? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating enough, and the right mix of things? Is it just that you've done this before and aren't as motivated this time around (which is pretty common)? Try to figure out why you feel this way, so you can decide how to fix it.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Antspatola91 in Sir Kensington   
    This is fine. Do pay attention if you buy more in the future, I think they have multiple types of mayo and not all were compliant last time I looked.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from ladyshanny in High morning blood glucose   
    No one here is a doctor. We can't give you any kind of medical advice.
    A change in diet is going to affect blood sugar levels, but three days isn't necessarily long enough to say whether it's going to continue at this level or change over time as your body adjusts. I would suggest maybe calling your doctor and telling them what's going on and see if they are concerned enough to change something now or if you're ok to just wait until you go in next week.
    Obviously though if this is really affecting how you feel and whether you're able to carry on with your day, go to a doctor or urgent care or something now.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from CrystalSanderson in Egg allergy   
    Can she eat chicken, beef, pork, or turkey? You could make breakfast sausage out of ground meat, there are quite a few recipes out there (I personally don't like fennel, which is an ingredient in a lot of sausage recipes -- it's a fairly strong licorice type flavor, so if that's a flavor she might not like, you can leave it out of recipes or find ones that don't include it). You could include this or diced grilled or baked chicken or seasoned ground beef in a breakfast hash with sweet potatoes, broccoli, and pretty much any vegetables you all like.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from lizziehall in January Whole30 Log   
    Could be. Bloating is definitely pretty common around this time. Cooked rather than raw vegetables, limiting nuts/nut butters, and drinking plenty of water should help.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Gail123 in Medication   
    You should always continue to take medication that your doctor has told you to take even if the ingredients are not 100% Whole30 compliant. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from KristinaMain in Egg Cups   
    Yes, this is compliant. There are all kinds of recipes for them if you want ideas for what to put in them, they're sometimes called egg muffins. You can also do a similar thing as an egg bake or a frittata and just slice it into servings.
    For reheating, you could do it in a microwave (wrap/cover in a damp paper towel to prevent it drying if you like) or in a toaster oven or regular oven. They're usually not bad cold, either, if you're really in a hurry one morning. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Bennett in Can I have H.E.B Orignial Rotisserie Chicken?   
    Those ingredients are fine.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from jlm3pc in Bulletproof Collagen Protein   
    If there's no ingredients list, I'm guessing it is just collagen powder, in which case it would be fine. You could always double check with the company to be sure, but if there were flavors or sweeteners or other stuff added, they'd have to be listed. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Niya in Re-starting tomorrow Jan 4 2020   
    What a sweet bunny! I'm sorry for your loss. Give yourself some grace right now, emotional eating is a hard habit to break. You may still find yourself reaching for food due to grief and stress, if you realize you're doing that, try to stop and do something else instead -- journal, do something artistic or creative, meditate, go for a walk, exercise, or even just sit with your grief, allow yourself to cry or yell or whatever. But if you don't realize that's what's going on at first, don't beat yourself up about it. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from basoos1 in Need Help with this menu!!!   
    You're going to have to ask lots of questions about ingredients. There's no way for us to be able to say for sure what is whole30 and what isn't just by looking at this menu.
    Guacamole might be okay, some of the ceviche might be okay, the arugula salad without the dressing (either bring your own or ask for oil and either vinegar or lemon or lime) is probably ok, but double check that they don't have cheese or corn or beans or tortilla strips on it, you can probably add avocado and check if any of the proteins they offer with it would work -- you don't want anything breaded or dredged in flour, and most marinades have sweetener or soy sauce so you may need something that isn't marinated that can be dry grilled or cooked in olive oil.
    You might eat before you go and order the salad just to have something if you don't have time to check on ingredients beforehand, just to be sure you won't be hungry.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Jim Baunach in Is Whole30 backed by science?   
    Whole9 is how whole30 started out. They are related, and those articles at that link are relevant. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from laura_juggles in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    "Defer" means postpone, but "defer to" means to allow someone else to choose.  Check out the definition from Merriam Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defer to 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from laura_juggles in Is the Whole30 safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?   
    "Defer" means postpone, but "defer to" means to allow someone else to choose.  Check out the definition from Merriam Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defer to 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from MelissaSue in Doctor says no milk including ghee   
    Coconut, olive, or avocado oil are probably the most-used oils, and any of them should work in place of ghee, though they each have different flavors, so it may take some trying different things to see what you like best. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Sara Lynn in Protein   
    Like @Babsie95 said above, let us know what he's eating and we can give you better feedback.
    There's no reason he can't have as much protein as he needs. He should be having, at a minimum, one to two palm-sized portions at each meal, the size of his palm, or when eggs are the only protein in a meal, he should have as many whole eggs as he can hold in one hand -- as a 5'4 female, for me that's 3 or 4, if he's a big guy it could easily be 5-6, maybe more. And again, those are minimums, if he needs more, he can have more, though he should also be eating vegetables and fat at rach meals as well. When he works out, he should have post-workout food including protein and maybe some starchy vegetable, and depending on when he works out he may also need pre-workout food which would be protein and fat. Those would be in addition to his three meals each day. And if he has very long days, or he's just extra hungry, he can have a whole extra meal if he needs to -- he is certainly active enough that he needs more food than someone with a sedentary office job.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Starting Whole 30 for January   
    Does your kiddo eat eggs? If so, this recipe would work for both of you, though you probably want to double it:  http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/
    The whole30 cookbooks should have vegetable side dishes that you could fix, and then do protein options for each of you separately. Unfortunately, most vegetarian protein options don't work for whole30, except for eggs, so you may not find a lot of whole meal options that will work. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from MelissaSue in Doctor says no milk including ghee   
    Coconut, olive, or avocado oil are probably the most-used oils, and any of them should work in place of ghee, though they each have different flavors, so it may take some trying different things to see what you like best. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in What do you drink?   
    These are not ok on whole30, they may not have sugar, but the do have sweeteners.
    I've removed the link in your post. It was to a site advertising some kind of flat belly tea that is not ok on whole30. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Amura in Setting personal guidelines for my food freedom   
    @Amura have you read this:  https://whole30.com/one-bite/? It might help with deciding what treats to indulge in.