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  1. laura_juggles

    What can I add to my coffee?

    You cannot add honey as honey is a sweetener and sweeteners are not allowed on Whole30.
  2. laura_juggles

    lactose intolerant

    It's not even remotely true. I finished my first Whole30 and did a ridiculously slow roll reintroduction. Like, I think it was probably closer to 45 days before I tried dairy. I was perfectly fine. Here's the thing, though - if dairy does not agree with you (I'm not saying lactose intolerant...just not everyone feels good after they have dairy), then you'll feel like crud. I felt that way after reintroducing legumes. I feel so much better overall now that I no longer eat legumes and I can immediately tell when I've had something that has soy in it. I'd be concerned about your doctor, but they know very little about nutrition anyway.
  3. laura_juggles

    Should I eat more starchy veggies?

    The only thing you can do is increase your starchy carbs and see what happens. Most people do well to have at least one fist-sized serving per day.
  4. laura_juggles

    Veggie sauce/salad dressing

    You'll do well to stop thinking of certain foods as "snacks". There's no reason at all you can't eat celery with almond butter alongside a burger for lunch. And generally, you're going to want to compose your meals so you're not needing or wanting to "snack" in between.
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    Chicken Skin and Bacon

    You can eat their bacon as long as it's not cured with sugar.
  6. laura_juggles

    Not safe for me foods? Do I start over?

    Maybe think about, like, write out, what you've eaten the last couple days. See if there's anything in particular that you've eaten for the first time since starting your Whole30 or something you've eaten a lot of that you didn't eat as often before.
  7. laura_juggles

    Am I doing this right?

    Yes! I love using frozen cauliflower in soups because you can get it on sale for so dang cheap and I somehow manage to find little bits of cauliflower all over the kitchen if I chop up a head myself. I really only buy a whole head if I want roasted cauliflower. I know you can roast from frozen, but that's just about the one veggie I don't think it works well wit.
  8. laura_juggles

    Am I doing this right?

    You can use a beef bone broth instead of just beef broth (also may be easier to find compliant), and add in an extra clove of garlic maybe, and that'll give it more flavor of other things rather than just straight up cauliflower. I've made it with chicken bone broth and it definitely gives more of a creamy soup vibe than a mashed cauliflower vibe.
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    Even if you were to take traditionally fried chicken (flour, egg wash, deep fat frying) and put it in a soup, it's not going to stay crispy. That's just the nature of fried things. Arrowroot is one of the thickeners that tends toward something a bit on the slimy side of thick, so it's not really ideal for sauces and thick soups.
  10. laura_juggles

    Can i have Crepini Egg Thins?

    So, I think it's really great that you're here supporting people and sharing your experience. But can you please maybe be a little more thoughtful about your "it's not a trigger for me so I don't care" attitude? If you're using them now and you're not doing a Whole30, that's fine, but maybe a "they're great for my Food Freedom when I'm not in the middle of a Whole30" could be included? Because it really comes across like your entire Whole30 philosophy is "screw the rules, I'll do what I want".
  11. laura_juggles

    Plateaued for 3 weeks - help please

    This isn't a weight loss forum.
  12. laura_juggles

    Coconut Flakes

    Coconut can be used for many things, but pizzas and wraps and lots of other things are definitely not ok on Whole30.
  13. laura_juggles

    Can i have Crepini Egg Thins?

    Because it would be a whole slippery slope of contradictions and confusion if every single rule in the Whole30 looked like this: No pancakes or recreations of baked goods (tortillas, waffles, muffins, etc). Unless you don't usually eat pancakes. Or toast. Or tacos. Or unless you really don't actually like muffins, but you're so tired of eggs that a concoction of almond flour, eggs, and fruit will be the one thing that keeps you from going off the rails and housing the package of cookies you left in the pantry for your kids. ----- The thinly cooked scrambled egg thing mentioned above is not a crepe in the same way that spiral-cut zucchini is not pasta. The first is an omelette and the second is squash cut in thin strips. Cooking or cutting something in a slightly different way to achieve your purpose (like cauliflower "rice" or zoodles) is completely different than taking a compliant thing (i.e. a head of cauliflower) and mixing a bunch of other stuff in it to make it something indistinguishable from what it originally was (i.e. "wraps" made with "cauliflower powder"...what has to happen to a head of cauliflower to turn it into a powder? That kinda screams franken-food to me). I feel like you're seriously getting hung up on words rather than the spirit of the Whole30.
  14. laura_juggles

    Can I have Recess sparkling water?

    But if the nectar was comprised of other ingredients, wouldn't they have to list them?
  15. What have you been eating the last couple days? If you can list out your meals with portion sizes and water intake, it'll be helpful.