laura_juggles

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    laura_juggles reacted to sweetblogomine in Add fat to Whole30 recipes?   
    A drizzle of good olive oil rarely hurts a soup!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Can you have non dairy sugar free coffee creamer on whole 30   
    Yes, I'm sure. If you want to do your Whole30 without them, feel free, but it artificial flavors are allowed. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to JRBILW30 in Red wine vinegar   
    Thank you so much for clarifying this as red wine vinegar is something that I buy a lot and the particular brand I used to buy isn't available anymore and I've found that what I can find says exactly this "contains sulfites" which made me think it wasn't allowed.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from JRBILW30 in Red wine vinegar   
    Can you post a picture of the ingredients? Because "contains suflites" doesn't automatically make the vinegar a no-go since sulfites occur naturally in vinegars (like naturally occurring glutamate in tomatoes is OK but added MSG is not). 
    So, a vinegar that's ok may say something like "Ingredients: red wine vinegar reduced with water to 5% acidity (contains sulfites)" and that's ok. But if it says something like "Ingredients: red wine vinegar, sulfur dioxide" that's not okay because it's a separate ingredient. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Healthype in Question About My Beef Broth   
    Beef broth in particular is notoriously hard to find compliant, in my experience, which is such a bummer. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Can i have balsamic vinegar?   
    Go with what the bottle says. Stores and other websites can copy and paste random information from other places or just throw in information from other products if someone doesn't feel like researching what that particular product actually lists. Always go with what the label on the product in your hand says. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Saiee in Can i have balsamic vinegar?   
    Go with what the bottle says. Stores and other websites can copy and paste random information from other places or just throw in information from other products if someone doesn't feel like researching what that particular product actually lists. Always go with what the label on the product in your hand says. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to SchrodingersCat in Egglife wraps   
    However, I've had great success with just whisking up some eggs with a little water and cooking very flat omelets in a pan which I've then filled with other ingredients and rolled up and that's compliant! 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in 2nd Whole30 reintro dilemma   
    I'm guessing/hoping that you stopped eating dairy and gluten after your first Whole30, so you're left with mostly legumes, non-gluten grains, alcohol, and the additives like MSG and carrageenan? 
    Maybe take it as a slow roll reintro of those remaining items? A day for soy, couple days back to Whole30, a day for non-gluten grains, couple days later peanuts, couple days later other legumes? Because, like, if your hands hurt on soy day, but they don't hurt for peanuts or other legumes, then you don't have to avoid all the legumes. 
    Does that makes sense?
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    laura_juggles reacted to SugarcubeOD in Pan fried or roasted potato   
    This is exactly how things are done at my house... love the use of 'fling' in cooking!
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Recipe rich in Vitamin C   
    I haven't seen any actual studies that either vitamin C or zinc help fight SARS-CoV2. It's all anecdotal. 
    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies should be evaluated by a doctor. 
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    laura_juggles reacted to ShannonM816 in More vegetables?   
    Honey and other sweeteners are not allowed on Whole30, so it is very unlikely you're going to find a Whole30 compatible honey mustard. 
    @Healthgrabyou have made several posts suggesting items that are not compatible with Whole30. We definitely want people to participate in the forums, but they are very specifically Whole30 forums. As such, you should familiarize yourself with the rules, and make suggestions that fit those rules. You can find the rules and other information here:  https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Kynard in Sweetener clarification   
    A big part of the Whole30 is getting you to eat whole, unprocessed foods. Fruit juice used in these recipes is, at most, blended and strained. 
    The process to make stevia extract or the white powder we get in those little packets at Starbucks is, well, quite a process. And the resulting product is never just stevia. 
    In the majority of Whole30 recipes where fruit juice is used, the juice is both imparting flavor and cutting bitterness with the sugar. Stevia's only purpose is to make things sweet. It's kind of amazing finding out what things actually taste like when your tongue isn't so attuned to sweeteners. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from True Primal in pre workout drinks   
    Coffee at most. 
    Those drinks fake you out into feeling like you actually have the energy and then it turns into a vicious cycle of needing them because you're just so dang exhausted. 
    Take an extra rest day as an active recovery day as you need it while you're getting yourself weaned off those drinks. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Is Organic actually better?   
    How about the Journal of Toxicology? 
    I'd say it's less of a "carnivore vegan thing" and more of a "science" thing. 
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3135239/
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Blueautumn in Are French fries made in an air fryer compliant?   
    That's a situation that will largely depend on the person. If she finds herself making air fried fries at every meal and cooking herself several potatoes' worth of fries, she should step back. If they're an occasional inclusion in a mean, they're basically just roasted potatoes. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Revelate in Day 5 low water absorption   
    If you know you've been low on salt, add more salt to your diet. Don't just up your water. That's how you give yourself hyponatremia. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from IAmMamaBoo in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jihanna in Plant-Based "Meats"   
    The Impossible meats could possibly be in now...just got an email saying that "most" peas are allowed. 
    Peas: Yes.
    Green peas, yellow peas, split peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are an exception to the “no legume” rule per a rule change in 2020.
    Pea Protein: Yes.
    100% green or yellow pea protein is acceptable on the program. Pea protein is often used by functional medicine providers since it’s gentle even for sensitive patients (those with GI issues or a host of allergies/intolerances) and is considered a “hypoallergenic” protein source. However, many vegan protein blends also include other grains like rice, and/or have added sugar, sugar alcohol, or artificial sweeteners. Pea proteins that also contain off-plan ingredients are NOT compliant.
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    laura_juggles reacted to SchrodingersCat in Can I have a poptart that has cinnamon in it?   
    In a pop tart the cinnamon would probably be the only thing that was compliant...
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from simmie in Smoked Seasonings and Mud WTR   
    It means that the mushrooms are grown on oats. In the same way that Whole30 leaves it up to individuals if they want to/are able to be selective about what their meat animals are fed, Whole30 evaluated this product and decided that it's okay. It doesn't contain any oats. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Jihanna in I think there was a tiny bit of hummus in my salad dressing   
    Before you spend much more time stressing about it, call the restaurant. Say that you had a reaction to something in the dressing and you need the list of ingredients. Then you'll know for sure. 
    Hummus sounds like an odd thing to put in a dressing. Tahini (which is sesame seed paste), sure...I've put that in my own dressings to make it creamy. 
    It's also possible that you've been stressing yourself out over this and gave yourself a headache. So give them a call and find out for sure. 
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    laura_juggles got a reaction from Terra Milliken in Looking for a substitute for melted cheese as a “glue”.   
    I think by the fact that you started off looking for a binder and now are trying to figure out a cheesy texture, this might be something you leave off until after your Whole30. 
    Nothing anyone suggests is going to that closely mimic the texture of cheese, which is what you're looking for.
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    laura_juggles reacted to Jihanna in Whole30 round 2 - just as much of a waste as round 1   
    As an add-on to my previous post -- it's also possible that your particular body actually needs something that's removed by Whole30. That's another reason why following up the elimination with reintroduction is so very important, because it lets you see the effects... sometimes that's a negative effect like constipation or headache, but sometimes it's actually positive like better bowel movements or improved sleep.
    For me, doing Whole30 was all about learning enough to create a sustainable way to move forward in my continued health journey. It's never been about losing weight (despite having plenty to lose), but rather about gaining better health. Unfortunately, there is no one diet that will work for everyone because we don't all have the same body system. The "perfect diet" for each individual will be an entirely individualized thing, and will even vary for that individual if the goal changes.
    Although you haven't achieved a great testing environment for the reintroduction, I would still suggest doing one simply so you can see if any of the eliminated food groups help to improve your overall well-being in all of this.