ShannonM816

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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from alyrising in What non dairy milk is acceptable   
    Any of them that are made from Whole30 compatible ingredients. Cashew or macadamia milk or hemp milk would work, just check the ingredients for things like sweeteners or soy.
    Obviously, things like oat milk or rice milk or soy milk would not be ok because they're made from things that are not Whole30 compatible. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Karishma in Pasta sauce   
    This is fine. Vegetables and fruits have naturally occurring sugars which will be reflected in the nutrition information, but for Whole30 purposes what matters is whether there's sugar or sweeteners listed as ingredients. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Aina Ransom in Accidentally Ate Something Off-Plan   
    This article explains more about starting over. There are no Whole30 police who are going to come make you start over, it's ultimately up to you. If you aren't sure, you can always keep going, and on day 30 think about it again and decide if you want to keep going or not.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Are these compliant?   
    Those are fine.
    You can find downloadable pdfs of the rules and more information here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/. You can also google ingredients you're not sure about along with Whole30 and will usually find previous discussions of those ingredients in the first few results. Sometimes these options are faster than waiting for an answer on the forum, although you're definitely always welcome to ask here.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Autumn5433 in Are air fryers out as “fried foods” aren’t necessarily in the spirit of Whole30?   
    Air frying in general is fine. It’s not specifically called out as against the rules at all (more on the Pancake Rule, formerly SWYPO, here). 
    Occasionally people find that things that aren't necessarily against the rules still aren't in their own best interests. For instance, ifyou regularly ate fried chicken pre-Whole30 and are using your air fryer to recreate that instead of trying new ways to prepare and enjoy foods, or if you have a bad day and make yourself a pile of fries in the air fryer to chow down on mindlessly the way you might have with commercially prepared fries from your favorite restaurant before, those kinds of things are something you'd want to look at and think about if that was really helping you change habits or not. The article I linked above goes into that a little more too.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Julie2021 in Sugar substitutes   
    You could set aside a separate day for each sweetener, if you want to know specifically how, say, Splenda makes you feel vs monkfruit, or you could just do a day for sweeteners in general if you think you're using small enough amounts of them that it isn't worth separating them out.
    The main thing with any reintro is, only reintro whatever that day's reintro food is, wait at least two days between reintro days, and don't have the reintroduced items again until you're all done with reintroductions. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Megg12 in Canned Sweet Potatoes?   
    Baked or steamed fresh ones or canned pumpkin (not pie filling, just plain pumpkin) will work.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Julie2021 in Hint Water   
    Yes.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Julie2021 in Milk listed in Ghee   
    The process pf making ghee involves cooking the butter until the milk solids separate, and the straining the milk solids off and discarding them.  So it starts from milk, and has to list milk as an ingredient, but the most problematic parts of milk have been removed, which is why Whole30 allows it. If you were allergic to milk, you would probably still want to avoid it, but for most people it won't cause any issues.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Downson.Brandy912 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 Lauriecorgimom in Fear of Reintroducing sugar   
    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: https://whole30.com/abstainer-or-moderator/ 
     https://whole30.com/one-bite/
    Or here's a link to a lot of food freedom resources:   https://whole30.com/after-whole30/
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Drew3 in Whole30 without eggs   
    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 farmers that sell meat they've raised. Sites like http://Www.Eatwild.com may help you find some. For texture issues, it might help to hide the meat in casseroles or make fish patties/cakes (this is one place the AIP recipes may be really helpful since these usually use egg as a binder). 
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SGasner in Can I bake a banana and top it with almond butter and cinnamon?   
    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. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Day 11 of Whole30 with IBS, symptoms worsening   
    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 Whole30 he didn't eat before? Or anything he's eating a lot more of than he used to? If there's one or two things that stand out, eliminating or cutting back on those things may be a good place to start, rather than just picking something randomly.
    Is he eating a mix of vegetables? Leafy greens are great, but it's good to also get starchy vegetables. There are different kinds of fiber, it's good to have a mix of both.
    Until he gets the diarrhea under control, he might feel better with a fairly bland diet. Baked potato or sweet potato with a little olive or coconut oil and salt, chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper, broth (could do a simple egg drop soup for some added protein), banana, unsweetened applesauce. Peppermint tea might be soothing. This would hopefully just be for a day or two, and then he could start adding back other foods, but hopefully it would help him feel better.
     
     
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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.