ShannonM816

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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from izzy_b in I don't want to loose weight!   
    If you're hungry, you definitely should eat. The meal template is a minimum, it is okay to eat more.  So your meals may be two palm-sized portions of protein, two servings of fat (in addition to oil you cook in), 3 cups of vegetables (possibly with starchy vegetables at each meal). They could even be more than that. Fat is an easy way to increase the caloric density of meals, so adding sauces or dips at meals, and adding avocado and olives as well, and choosing fattier protein options could help. You may have to try some different combinations in to see what helps you feel full at meals and then stay satisfied as long as possible. This article has some tips (it's older and mentions potatoes being off limits, that's no longer the case): https://whole30.com/keeping-weight-whole30/.
     
     
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from MR1983 in Started on 5/18 - I have a large sugar dragon to slay!   
    Hello! Our recommendation would be to try to have meals large enough that you stay satisfied 4-5 hours at a time so you don't need to eat between meals. if you do need to eat between meals, some combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three, is great. It could be the raw veggies you mentioned, or leftover cooked vegetables. Or try making one of these salads, most should be fine for a couple of days in the fridge:  http://meljoulwan.com/2019/04/23/15-paleo-side-salads/.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from BabyBear in Homemade Mayo without olive oil?   
    If it tastes ok, you can use it more as a salad dressing and the fact that it's runny won't be as big a deal. If it needs a different flavor for a salad dressing, try googling whole30 ranch dressing recipes for ideas of herbs to mix in it to get it to taste more like that.
    You may be able to blend it with an extra egg or yolk to thicken it up a little. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Blueautumn in I don't want to loose weight!   
    If you're hungry, you definitely should eat. The meal template is a minimum, it is okay to eat more.  So your meals may be two palm-sized portions of protein, two servings of fat (in addition to oil you cook in), 3 cups of vegetables (possibly with starchy vegetables at each meal). They could even be more than that. Fat is an easy way to increase the caloric density of meals, so adding sauces or dips at meals, and adding avocado and olives as well, and choosing fattier protein options could help. You may have to try some different combinations in to see what helps you feel full at meals and then stay satisfied as long as possible. This article has some tips (it's older and mentions potatoes being off limits, that's no longer the case): https://whole30.com/keeping-weight-whole30/.
     
     
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in I don't want to loose weight!   
    If you're hungry, you definitely should eat. The meal template is a minimum, it is okay to eat more.  So your meals may be two palm-sized portions of protein, two servings of fat (in addition to oil you cook in), 3 cups of vegetables (possibly with starchy vegetables at each meal). They could even be more than that. Fat is an easy way to increase the caloric density of meals, so adding sauces or dips at meals, and adding avocado and olives as well, and choosing fattier protein options could help. You may have to try some different combinations in to see what helps you feel full at meals and then stay satisfied as long as possible. This article has some tips (it's older and mentions potatoes being off limits, that's no longer the case): https://whole30.com/keeping-weight-whole30/.
     
     
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Lgherm4 in Homemade Mayo without olive oil?   
    If it tastes ok, you can use it more as a salad dressing and the fact that it's runny won't be as big a deal. If it needs a different flavor for a salad dressing, try googling whole30 ranch dressing recipes for ideas of herbs to mix in it to get it to taste more like that.
    You may be able to blend it with an extra egg or yolk to thicken it up a little. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from cmbnurse in Round 1 day 3   
    Peppermint or ginger teas may help.  Do try to eat something, even if you can't manage full meals. Maybe fairly bland foods, like a baked sweet potato with some coconut or olive oil and salt, plain grilled chicken, scrambled eggs, broth or soup.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Lacywhole30athome in Day 16: fatigue, headache, digestive distress   
    Nuts definitely cause digestive issues for some people, especially if you're eating a lot of them. A serving of nuts is a small closed handful, and you should try not to have them every day. So maybe cut back on those, even try cutting them out completely for a few days, and see if that helps.
    Lots of people repeat their breakfasts and lunches, that shouldn't be a problem, unless there's something in those breakfasts or lunches that are an issue for you.
    It shouldn't really matter whether you're eating fruit or not. If you were eating a lot of it, it might make a difference, but there's not really anything in fruit you can't get by eating a variety of vegetables, so if you don't want it, don't feel like you need to go out of your way to eat it.
     
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from calbee35 in ...sweet potato toast?   
    The point where vegetables become swypo tends to be when you're adding some kind of flour alternative and eggs or other ingredients to make the vegetables more closely resemble bread or other baked goods. If you just slice up a vegetable in a different shape and cook it, it's fine. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from MissHLG in Can I have National Hebrew all natural Uncured Beef Franks   
    These are fine.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Suzy714 in Late night snacking... do I need to restart my whole 30?   
    If everything you ate was whole30 compliant, you don't need to start over. The rules really only dictate what you eat, things like meal sizes or timing are recommendations.
    If you were hungry, you might consider whether you need larger meals, either just in general or perhaps there's something about this particular day that is a change -- more stress, more exercise, less sleep, or if you menstruate even where you are in your cycle can all make you more hungry some days, and it's okay to eat more on days you are hungry.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from healthcoachisin in healthcoachisin   
    The recommendation for fruit is not more than two servings a day, always with a meal not on its own. That said, you can limit it more if you prefer. Some people find cutting fruit out completely for the first week or two helps them get past cravings for sweets more quickly.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Revelate in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    The calendar is just a general guideline. Some people follow it exactly, some not at all, and some follow parts of it bit not all of it. Eliminating some items before you start can make a difference in the symptoms you feel or put you a little ahead of the timeline.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Revelate in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    @Fernsk there's no hard and fast rule, so just whatever makes sense to you, I guess. Think about how you'd use these things in a typical meal -- if you're having bread, and you'd mostly just want a piece or two at the end of the meal to sop up the last bit of sauces on a plate, you might just have slightly less of everything  so you wouldn't be too stuffed to have the bread. If you serve something over rice, even though rice is not a vegetable, for the average person, it's kind of taking the place of vegetables, so instead of having your food over cauli rice or over a potato, you have it over rice. Just try to eat these things the way you normally would want to have them and do the best you can to build your meal around that.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Revelate in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    I'm not sure why the order is different in the book and on the website, but it really doesn't matter what order you use, the important part is to go back to whole30 eating for at least two days between different categories of foods, more if you have a reaction that lingers for more than two days.
    The point of reintroducing foods is to help you decide what foods you want to include in your regular diet going forward. If you love cheese and are okay with not feeling great after you eat it, it may be worth it to you to have it sometimes. Whole30's position is that none of the foods that you've left out for the last 30 days are ever truly good for you, whether you have a noticeable reaction to them or not -- but it's also understood that food is not always simply fuel, that there are emotional and cultural influences on what we eat, and that we are not always going to only eat healthy stuff 100% of the time. If you haven't read it before, I suggest you look for the three part series on the whole30 blog titled, Dear Melissa: What do you eat? It's a good explanation of how she has discovered which foods are worth it to her and which aren't.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Revelate in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
     
    You can actually reintroduce dairy and sugar together if you want. Here's a quote from the reintroduction article:
     
     
    Also, have you read the Slow Roll Reintroduction article? 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from leigh8210 in Reintroducing Preworkout   
    You'd probably go by ingredients, assuming that there's only one non-whole30 ingredient. Added sugar is okay, if there's only one other, like pea protein or whey. If it has multiple non-whole30 ingredients from different categories, you would probably save it for last, paying attention to how you react to those particular categories. If you react very strongly to one of the ingredients, you'll probably also react to the pre-workout, so you may not want to reintroduce it anyway. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Birdie7117 in Just want to be triple sure   
    Yes, it's fine. 
    Many foods have naturally occurring sugars, which have to be listed on the nutrition info panel -- that's what the 14 grams of sugar listed is from. Whole30 isn't worried about naturally occurring sugars, only added sugars and sweeteners, which would have to be listed as ingredients. 
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Greg65 in Greg's Log, notes on progress. 3/1/2020   
    Rules are here:  https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/. Check out the meal template and other helpful information here:  https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/.
    After the initial 30 days, it is recommended that you do reintroductions, described here:  https://whole30.com/reintroduction/
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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 BabyBear 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 Jim Baunach 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 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.
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    ShannonM816 got a reaction from Anhe in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    If your meals are keeping you satisfied 4-5 hours at a time, you're good.
    Often, we see people who come from a background of calorie restriction who continue to limit their meal sizes the way they would if they were counting calories, sometimes purposefully, sometimes subconsciously. Mostly, this was a post to encourage those people to eat as much as they need to eat, even if it seems like a lot of food, and to say that it is okay to eat more than what they may be used to, if that's what it takes to stay satisfied and avoid snacking between meals.