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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ArtFossil in Can't wait to stop eating so much meat!   
    A better idea for a lifetime of eating for you. This whole program is about learning what's best for you. Nothing can be applied with such a broad brush. 
    I can't eat legumes. So it is basically impossible for me to do well with less animal-based protein. Can't do tofu, lentils, beans...that leaves me with nuts and??? Seitan? 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ArtFossil in Can't wait to stop eating so much meat!   
    A better idea for a lifetime of eating for you. This whole program is about learning what's best for you. Nothing can be applied with such a broad brush. 
    I can't eat legumes. So it is basically impossible for me to do well with less animal-based protein. Can't do tofu, lentils, beans...that leaves me with nuts and??? Seitan? 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from PsVolz in Coconut Milk upsets our stomachs   
    A new can doesn't automatically mean there couldn't have been something wrong with it. I also have always been under the impression that you're not really supposed to put canned foods in the fridge in the can. 
    Maybe try a different brand, cartoned, not from the fridge and see how you feel. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to Gwenn in Hang In There if you have chronic illness   
    I suffer from both severe GERD (I’m not really overweight) and overlapping autoimmune diseases.  I haven’t felt well in years.  I did my 30 days and I have to say, I may have felt better but not great.  I slept better for sure and I lost a few pounds which didn’t hurt but I wouldn’t say I felt WELL.  I’m 7 days into reintro but I pretty much eat Whole 30 anyway because I like it.  Only difference is I don’t go too crazy if there is a small amount of natural sweetener in something.  I did try a little milk in my tea but it tasted gross so I didn’t reintroduce dairy.  The reason I’m posting is that today I woke up and NOW I GET WHAT TIGER BLOOD IS.  I did read it sometimes takes longer if there is chronic illness but man I am glad I stuck to it another week.  Just in case you are discouraged!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from KTinBK in Stevia   
    You don't need to have dates or fruit juice or stevia to do a really successful Whole30. 
    Cut out the stevia and other sweeteners for 30 days and see how your tastebuds change. It happens (happened to me); look at the people posting in the thread above you who said the same thing. Your body may not process stevia like it does sugar with the corresponding blood sugar spike and whatnot, but your brain processes it the same as sugar. It's sweet, I like sweet, give me more. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Paleo Bars?   
    For emergency purposes only (as in you're trapped on the runway in an airplane with no idea when you'll get off the plane, not because it's breakfast time and you want something sweet) those ingredients are compliant. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Paleo Bars?   
    For emergency purposes only (as in you're trapped on the runway in an airplane with no idea when you'll get off the plane, not because it's breakfast time and you want something sweet) those ingredients are compliant. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from RandiW in Impact of eating starchy veggies?   
    There's also a huge difference in the impact to your blood sugar when having a breakfast like you had (with carbs, protein, and fat) and having a breakfast like pancakes which is virtually all sugary carbs. 
    You can't just look at one aspect of what you're having in a meal (like the beets) when you're not having *only* beets as your meal. Maybe comparing beets to pancakes, you'd see a similar impact on blood sugar, but when you factor in the eggs, avocado, and whatever else was in the hash, it completely changes things. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to kaydeebakes in Struggling to Make Mayo   
    Alright ladies- here’s what I learned:
    1. I’ve been using my immersion blender incorrectly. Now I’m double excited to use this tool!
    2. Light tasting olive oil is an actual thing AND it’s amazing. 
    3. This forum is awesome. I’m so glad I wrote in. Everyone has been super supportive and helpful which is great because...
    4. I CAN MAKE HOMEMADE MAYO AND IT’S DELICIOUS. 
    I’m so excited. Thank you all so much for your help!!!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Nuun Hydration   
    I would say that Zinc Sulfate is compliant. LyteZone/LyteShow are on the Whole30 approved page and contain zinc sulfate. https://www.lyteline.com/products/lytezone-sports-drink-ionic-electrolyte-water-with-magnesium-6-pack
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Nuun Hydration   
    I would say that Zinc Sulfate is compliant. LyteZone/LyteShow are on the Whole30 approved page and contain zinc sulfate. https://www.lyteline.com/products/lytezone-sports-drink-ionic-electrolyte-water-with-magnesium-6-pack
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from salsasis14 in Natural Flavors added to food?   
    @AAC5453 I've copied and pasted this from the FDA website:
    How can I know if there is MSG in my food?
    FDA requires that foods containing added MSG list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. However, MSG occurs naturally in ingredients such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extracts, and protein isolate, as well as in tomatoes and cheeses. While FDA requires that these products be listed on the ingredient panel, the agency does not require the label to also specify that they naturally contain MSG. However, foods with any ingredient that naturally contains MSG cannot claim “No MSG” or “No added MSG” on their packaging. MSG also cannot be listed as “spices and flavoring.”
     
    If you're going to call someone out, maybe get your information from the source of the regulation rather than a propaganda website like "truth in labeling". We already recommend that people not consume products with the list I made bold above because of the naturally occurring MSG. However, just as fruits and veggies are allowed despite their naturally occurring sugar and even tomatoes with their naturally occurring MSG, no one is going to show up at someone's house and kick them out of the Whole30 for using a beef broth with yeast extract in it. 

    We can encourage people to make better choices and look for items that don't contain added flavorings or preservatives, but if that cup of coconut-flavored coffee with "natural flavorings" makes someone a little happier when they're having a tough day or a can of LaCroix with its "natural flavorings" helps someone kick a 4-Diet-Coke-a-day habit, it's not a bad thing. It's better for us to cheer someone on for their small steps of progress than to tell them "oh well, you made soup with broth containing yeast extract and that's mucked it all up too bad you're not trying hard enough."
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from shrinkingsarah_ in SO MUCH FAT   
    Take a deep breath and delete My Fitness Pal. A huge part of Whole30 is getting away from the tracking, counting, analyzing, measuring, and stressing over grams and macros. 
    A little additional advice - Your breakfast needs some fixing. Chia puddings aren't compliant and that meal is fat and sugar with a negligible amount of protein. All of your meals need to have a palm sized or larger piece of protein (or as many eggs as you can hold), heaps of veggies, and then added fats. 
    Was the raspberry vinaigrette homemade? I haven't seen compliant raspberry vinaigrettes in stores, but I could be wrong. 
    You've got this. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from ladyshanny in Sugar in whole-cut meats?!   
    The reality is that if you eat the turkey, there are not going to be any Whole30 police that show up at your house and stamp across your forehead that you broke the rules. We're adults. Even within the confines of the program, no one's going to slap the turkey out of your hand. 
    But no, that turkey is not compliant because it contains added sugar (which is clearly called out as not allowed per the rules). 
    The official line from anyone is always going to be "don't eat the turkey", but you do you. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to ShannonM816 in Ultimate replenisher   
    You're right. I mentioned to look for it, but apparently didn't see it myself. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from salsasis14 in Natural Flavors added to food?   
    @AAC5453 I've copied and pasted this from the FDA website:
    How can I know if there is MSG in my food?
    FDA requires that foods containing added MSG list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. However, MSG occurs naturally in ingredients such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed yeast, yeast extract, soy extracts, and protein isolate, as well as in tomatoes and cheeses. While FDA requires that these products be listed on the ingredient panel, the agency does not require the label to also specify that they naturally contain MSG. However, foods with any ingredient that naturally contains MSG cannot claim “No MSG” or “No added MSG” on their packaging. MSG also cannot be listed as “spices and flavoring.”
     
    If you're going to call someone out, maybe get your information from the source of the regulation rather than a propaganda website like "truth in labeling". We already recommend that people not consume products with the list I made bold above because of the naturally occurring MSG. However, just as fruits and veggies are allowed despite their naturally occurring sugar and even tomatoes with their naturally occurring MSG, no one is going to show up at someone's house and kick them out of the Whole30 for using a beef broth with yeast extract in it. 

    We can encourage people to make better choices and look for items that don't contain added flavorings or preservatives, but if that cup of coconut-flavored coffee with "natural flavorings" makes someone a little happier when they're having a tough day or a can of LaCroix with its "natural flavorings" helps someone kick a 4-Diet-Coke-a-day habit, it's not a bad thing. It's better for us to cheer someone on for their small steps of progress than to tell them "oh well, you made soup with broth containing yeast extract and that's mucked it all up too bad you're not trying hard enough."
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in teen eating junk food when out with friends   
    I think you need to tone it back a couple notches with your daughter. 
    Does your daughter ever talk to her pediatrician without you there? Her doc might be able to have that conversation about better food choices and keeping an eye on how clothes are fitting (because strictly focusing on weight with growing teens sets them up for a future life of being obsessed with the number on the scale) without sounding like a nagging mom. 
    If she thinks she needs to be tested for ADD, don't push off a potential mental disorder as "she's just eating poorly". Maybe the symptoms are related to her food choices, but maybe they're not. Mental illness has enough of a stigma that she doesn't need her mom downplaying it. And if the test comes back and she doesn't have ADD, then maybe that doctor can approach the topic of how food affects focus and whatnot. 
    I don't know if you're exaggerating that ice cream is limited to only celebrations or that there is a strict 2 doughnut per year cutoff that you mentioned, but maybe you just need to chill a bit. Teens love to do the things that drive their parents up a wall right? Well, if you're not on her case as much about what she's eating, maybe it'll be less of a big deal. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in teen eating junk food when out with friends   
    I think you need to tone it back a couple notches with your daughter. 
    Does your daughter ever talk to her pediatrician without you there? Her doc might be able to have that conversation about better food choices and keeping an eye on how clothes are fitting (because strictly focusing on weight with growing teens sets them up for a future life of being obsessed with the number on the scale) without sounding like a nagging mom. 
    If she thinks she needs to be tested for ADD, don't push off a potential mental disorder as "she's just eating poorly". Maybe the symptoms are related to her food choices, but maybe they're not. Mental illness has enough of a stigma that she doesn't need her mom downplaying it. And if the test comes back and she doesn't have ADD, then maybe that doctor can approach the topic of how food affects focus and whatnot. 
    I don't know if you're exaggerating that ice cream is limited to only celebrations or that there is a strict 2 doughnut per year cutoff that you mentioned, but maybe you just need to chill a bit. Teens love to do the things that drive their parents up a wall right? Well, if you're not on her case as much about what she's eating, maybe it'll be less of a big deal. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from RandiW in Impact of eating starchy veggies?   
    There's also a huge difference in the impact to your blood sugar when having a breakfast like you had (with carbs, protein, and fat) and having a breakfast like pancakes which is virtually all sugary carbs. 
    You can't just look at one aspect of what you're having in a meal (like the beets) when you're not having *only* beets as your meal. Maybe comparing beets to pancakes, you'd see a similar impact on blood sugar, but when you factor in the eggs, avocado, and whatever else was in the hash, it completely changes things. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from sugarfree_suzie in Can i have balsamic vinegar?   
    That's not always true either, unfortunately. Often, ingredients will list the sulfites whether they're added or not. If the label says something like this:
    Ingredients: Wine Vinegar, Grape Must Concentrate, Cooked Grape Must, Sulphur Dioxide (Antioxidant)
    then it's out because of the Sulphur Dioxide. But if it says something like this:
    Ingredients: Wine Vinegar (contains sulphites), Grape Must Concentrate, Cooked Grape Must
    then it's compliant because the sulphites are naturally occurring in the vinegar. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from annael in Meal Portioning   
    Pretty much, eat as much salad greens as you want. It takes a lot of greens to add up to a decent amount of veg. Think of cooking down spinach. You start with heaps and heaps of spinach but as it cooks, it turns into a teeny amount on your plate. Same thing happens when you chew salad greens. It shrinks down to nothing. 
    Eat the whole egg. The overwhelming majority of the good stuff in eggs is in the yolk. 
    You don't need starchy veg at every meal. You can play around with how much starchy veg you need in your daily meals  
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    laura_juggles reacted to SugarcubeOD in Buffalo Chicken Dip   
    Good call, I missed that part of the post. Honestly some of the best food I've ever eaten has been some of my whole30 food!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Chai Tea   
    Compare your ingredients list to the program rules and common additives list (https://whole30.com/downloads/additives.pdf). If it's not listed as non-compliant, then it's allowable. 
    If you have a particular ingredient that concerns you, feel free to ask, but learning to read ingredients lists and labels is going to make your Whole30 a whole lot easier. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in CANADA- compliant beef/turkey/chicken meats   
    It takes maybe 30 seconds more to cook a tray of chicken thighs or breasts in the oven than it does a package of sausages, though...open package, season (that's the step sausages don't have), put on tray, roast. And then you can have a whole bunch of protein cooked and ready to go.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in CANADA- compliant beef/turkey/chicken meats   
    It takes maybe 30 seconds more to cook a tray of chicken thighs or breasts in the oven than it does a package of sausages, though...open package, season (that's the step sausages don't have), put on tray, roast. And then you can have a whole bunch of protein cooked and ready to go.