ShannonM816

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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from TrinaM in Oils? Conflicting advice/confusion   
    Yes, tuna in sunflower oil is fine also.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from TrinaM in Oils? Conflicting advice/confusion   
    In general, the website is more up to date than the books, unless you've found a really old article that predates publication of one of the books. In this case, the website is definitely the newer info than ISWF, which was the very first book, so you can go ahead and use the high-oleic seed oils. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Starlight in W30 Complete, Reintroduction Day Anxiety Question   
    Some foods can cause a delayed reaction, but it's hard to know whether that's what's going on here, or which of the non-Whole30 foods might be to blame. Your Thursday meal included at least alcohol and dairy, possibly sugar, maybe soy depending on what was in the BBQ sauce, and then there's whatever was in the paleo puffs and muesli. 
    I would suggest going back to Whole30 until you feel better, then doing more careful reintroductions, with one food type at a time, and maybe waiting three days instead of two before reintroducing the next food, especially for wine/alcohol and dairy, in case those are what are causing your anxiety.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Are Isagenix protein shakes Whole30 approved?   
    @Kalaj Flameyes, the Real Plans app/website is in some sense official, in that they've worked with Whole30 to develop recipes that meet Whole30 guidelines. It is still not owned or operated by Whole30, it is a completely separate entity that has non-Whole30 options as well as Whole30 compatible options, so if you do decide to use it, be sure you only look at the Whole30 options while you're doing Whole30.
    RealPlans is not the kind of app that scans barcodes and tells you if a product is Whole30 compatible, and there are no official Whole30 apps that do that. RealPlans is a meal planning app that helps you plan out meals and make grocery lists. 
     
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from DancedWTigger in Terrified of weighing on Day 30!   
    Before you weigh -- or if you don't see this until after, then do this asap -- go to this page https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ and get the NSV Checklist, sit down with it, and check off every one that applies to you, and definitely list any that you don't see mentioned. Remember these non-scale victories regardless 9f what happens with the scale.
    Whole30 is not a weight loss diet. Some people lose, some don't. But that'll not what we want you to focus on. We are told by society that if we lose weight, that makes us healthier. Whole30 wants you to look at it the other way -- if you get healthy, your weight will get to where it needs to be. If you are feeling better -- sleeping better, have more energy, have more even moods, etc. -- that is evidence that you are doing something right. If you keep focusing on feeling good and doing the things that keep you active and healthy, your weight will take care of itself.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from juliadavid in MuscleTech protein shakes?   
    If you're asking if it's medically ok, you really need to talk to his doctor. This forum is specifically for discussing the Whole30, a 30-day elimination diet. The only thing we could tell you about protein shakes and bars is if particular ones are compatible with the rules of this program based on their ingredients. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from ReginaE in Organic Dates   
    These are fine.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Starlight in Almond Flour Crackers   
    Crackers fall under the no baked goods rule, like bread or tortillas, so regardless of ingredients, they aren't Whole30 compatible. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Nbalentine in Terrified of weighing on Day 30!   
    Before you weigh -- or if you don't see this until after, then do this asap -- go to this page https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ and get the NSV Checklist, sit down with it, and check off every one that applies to you, and definitely list any that you don't see mentioned. Remember these non-scale victories regardless 9f what happens with the scale.
    Whole30 is not a weight loss diet. Some people lose, some don't. But that'll not what we want you to focus on. We are told by society that if we lose weight, that makes us healthier. Whole30 wants you to look at it the other way -- if you get healthy, your weight will get to where it needs to be. If you are feeling better -- sleeping better, have more energy, have more even moods, etc. -- that is evidence that you are doing something right. If you keep focusing on feeling good and doing the things that keep you active and healthy, your weight will take care of itself.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from nanamonkina in Coffee   
    You can drink as much coffee as you'd like, although it is recommended not to have caffeine later in the day because it can affect your sleep.
    If you don't like your coffee black, you can use something like coconut milk or almond or other nut milks or creamers made from similar ingredients as long as all the ingredients are compatible with Whole30 rules, so no sweeteners, no carrageenan, no soy, etc.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Berty K in Can I have ... Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu? (Reintroduction)   
    Those two ingredients are Whole30 compatible.  This would be fine to have on a legume/soy reintro day.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from V hollup in Eating too much?   
    This doesn't look like too much to me. How long do your meals keep you satisfied? You're aiming for 4-5 hours between meals. If you're hungry before four hours, they're a bit small. If you're regularly going 6-8 hours without feeling hungry, they may be a little too big.
    It's not unusual for people to feel that they're eating too much on a Whole30. Part of this is that when you take away carbs like bread and pasta and replace them mostly with vegetables, it can take a lot of vegetables to get the same feeling of fullness you would experience with those foods, so the volume of food may truly be bigger than you're used to. Another part of it, at least for some people, is that they're used to diets that restrict calories, which Whole30 doesn't do, so if you've come from that kind of background and now instead of counting calories you're starting to eat based on hunger and on fueling your body adequately, it's even more likely for your brain to now think a full plate of food is too much.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from JenMc14 in Swanson’s sipping bone broth   
    If the tomato paste had sugar, it would probably be listed as tomato paste (tomatoes, sugar) -- in other words, the ingredients of the ingredients are generally listed as well.
    "May contain" or "processed in a facility that also processes" type warnings are basically a company legally warning people who have very severe allergies that there might be some trace of those allergens, just to keep themselves from being liable for alleergic reactions. For Whole30 purposes, you can ignore them.
    If these are the only questionable ingredients, these are fine to have on Whole30. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Ekaterina in Pompeian Red Wine vinegar and sulfites   
    This is ok. The Contains sulfites part is on the next line. If the sulfites were in the ingredients, it wouldn't say contains, it would just list sulfites, or more likely something like potassium metabisulfite or some similar name that ends in sulfite.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Ekaterina in Kroger Private Selection Smoked Salmon- compliant?   
    This looks ok to me. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Berty K in Another one on balsamic - De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar of Modena   
    These are naturally occurring sulfites, not an added ingredient, so it's fine to have for Whole30.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Ekaterina in Great Value Ghee says “Contains Milk”. Allowed??   
    All ghee contains this warning, because it is made from butter. It is fine for Whole30. If someone had a severe allergy to milk, they would probably want to avoid ghee, because there is a small chance there could be enough milk solids left to trigger an allergic reaction. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Healthype in Meal Delivery Services - Are there any Whole30 approved ones?   
    If you go to the Whole30 Approved page (https://whole30.com/whole30-approved/) and scroll down, there's a section of restaurants and meal delivery services that definitely would have Whole30 options. There might be others as well, hopefully people will have suggestions of ones they've used. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from GodsSparrow in Is Dried Seaweed Okay??   
    Yes, but rapeseed oil is another name for canola oil, which is recommended to be limited -- you can read more about that in the Can I Have list here: https://whole30.com/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Saiee in Starting 2021 with a bang! Whole30 Monday Jan 4th start date, anyone else?   
    They will obviously taste different, but might be okay. You could try other root vegetables instead -- maybe parsnips or turnips. Or leave them out entirely, though you may need to reduce the liquid and the salt you use if you do that. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Scott545 in Can I have Peperoncinois during the Whole30?   
    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.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Patricia Daibes in BiO2 Protein or Protein Crisp?   
    I'm not sure what happened here then. Maybe they have some varieties that are Whole30, or maybe their recipes have changed and used to be Whole30, but peanuts are definitely not Whole30, and the ones I saw also had rice and corn, which are not allowed either. Definitely always read ingredients for everything, no matter where you've seen a particular brand recommended. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Patricia Daibes in BiO2 Protein or Protein Crisp?   
    No, anything with peanuts is not allowed. 
    Which book are these mentioned in (these are all the Whole30 books that are available: https://whole30.com/books/)? The varieties of this brand I looked at had other non-Whole30 ingredients as well, so I'm wondering if they changed, or if you unfortunately got a hold of a copycat book trying to cash in on Whole30's popularity, which unfortunately has happened before.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from LisaLisaA in I find it extremely hard to turn down gluten when tired and stressed, and am looking for advice on comfort without gluten   
    Turning to food for comfort isn't inherently wrong, I think most people do it to some extent, so when you do this, try not to beat yourself up about it. 
    The first thing I would say is going to sound kind of simplistic, but you ask about avoiding comfort foods when you're tired. If you're tired, can you just, sleep? Like, even if it's still earlier than your normal bedtime, maybe your body really could use extra sleep. If it's a time of day where that's not practical, remember that food doesn't fix tired. Exercise might -- get up, walk around, get out in the sunshine if you can, stretch, breathe deeply. Do something that changes your focus for a few minutes.
    Second, consider why you're tired, and work on fixing that -- did you stay up too late? Get up too early? Plan to get to bed at a time when you can get eight full hours of sleep, and stick to it. Are you working more than usual, or are under more stress, and that's causing you to feel more tired? If there are things you can do to reduce the stress or workload, do that. 
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Sooo many questions before I start on the 19th..   
    No, those foods are not allowed. I haven't used Real Plans myself, so I don't know exactly what setting you need to check, but it is not just a Whole30 meal planner, it is a meal planner with a Whole30 option. You need to figure out where in the settings you choose what types of recipes you want it to show you, and choose Whole30. If you aren't sure how to do that, you'll probably need to contact Real Plan's customer service or check out their help or FAQ pages, because they are a separate entity from Whole30.