wulfie reacted to ShannonM816 in The New Rx Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt
You could write to the company and ask them what exactly Chocolate Flavor is, and find out for sure.
But before you do that, remember that bars of any kind are really for emergencies only. They're not intended to be used regularly as snacks, desserts, or meal replacements. Also keep in mind that one thing most of us have problems with is a sugar dragon, and any kind of sweet food, even a compliant one, can keep that sugar dragon roaring.
If you feel you need to keep emergency food around, if you're like most people, your best bet would be to keep things like compliant tuna, salmon, or sardines, or even something like a compliant jerky. I know that I find if I keep something sweet tasting around for "emergencies," I suddenly seem to have a lot of emergencies that I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have if I kept tuna fish on hand instead.
wulfie reacted to ladyshanny in The New Rx Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt
I know RX bars are Whole30 approved but I'm sure there are a couple that aren't and I would almost say no go on this one per the "no adding chocolate to dried fruit and dates to create a chocolately confection".
Cacao (100%): Yes
Cacao (or 100% cocoa) is great when used as a savory spice (our Mocha Steak Rub, found in It Starts With Food, is a great example), but you can also feel free to add it to your coffee or tea, or brew it Crio Bru-style. But per the rules of the program, it’s not okay to add cocoa to dates and other fruits to make chocolate-y confections. Read our Great Cocoa Debate for details.
- See more at: http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/#sthash.IazSSfFn.dpuf
wulfie reacted to Melissa Hartwig in UK "E Numbers" to avoid
While working on The Whole30 book edits for our UK publisher, I began researching E numbers that would rule a product out on the Whole30. (Boy, your labeling isn't anywhere near as easy to translate with all these codes!) I thought you might find these helpful.
Note, I can't say for certain these are 100% of the E numbers to avoid. These are just the ones I researched with respect to specific off-plan ingredients. Feel free to post your own resources, or to request that I add to this list with other additives you discover in your own research.
Here is a list of E numbers you'd want to avoid on the Whole30, as these codes refer to either carrageenan, sulfites, or MSG:
E150b Caustic sulphite caramel
E150d Sulphite ammonia caramel
E220 Sulphur dioxide
E221 Sodium sulphite
E222 Sodium hydrogen sulphite
E223 Sodium metabisulphite
E224 Potassium metabisulphite
E226 Calcium sulphite
E227 Calcium hydrogen sulphite
E228 Potassium hydrogen sulphite
E620 Glutamic acid
E621 Monosodium glutamate
E622 Monopotassium glutamate
E623 Calcium diglutamate
E624 Monoammonium glutamate
E625 Magnesium diglutamate
Here is a list of E numbers you'd want to avoid on the Whole30, as these codes refer to added sweeteners (natural, artificial, or sugar alcohols):
E420 Sorbitol - Sugar Alcohol
E421 Mannitol - Sugar Alcohol
E422 Glycerol - Sugar Alcohol
E950 Acesulfame K - Artificial Sweetener
E951 Aspartame - Artificial Sweetener
E952 Cyclamate - Artificial Sweetener
E953 Isomalt - Sugar Alcohol
E954 Saccharin - Artificial Sweetener
E955 Sucralose - Artificial Sweetener
E956 Alitame - Artificial Sweetener
E957 Thaumatin - Natural Sweetener
E958 Glycyrrhizin - Natural Sweetener
E959 Neohesperidin DC - Artificial Sweetener
E960 Stevioside - Natural Sweetener
E961 Neotame - Artificial Sweetener
E962 Aspartame-acesulfame Salt - Artificial Sweetener
E965 Maltitol - Sugar Alcohol
E966 Lactitol - Sugar Alcohol
E967 Xylitol - Sugar Alcohol
E968 Erythritol - Sugar Alcohol
wulfie reacted to kirkor in W30: Project X
Inspired by lahyshanny's "Your Whole30 Island" thread, and more specifically Munkers' comment, "I feel like the next step is to take this list and try to make a meal plan using only these foods. ", I have decided to give it a go!
The central metaphor is that you are stuck on an island with only a certain amount of foods to eat. What would you bring if you could? What would you not want to live without? The framework can be as light or as dire as you choose to make it. As you will see, I'm keeping it pretty light. You're limited to only 10 items, hence the name Project X!
For sanity's sake (or perhaps "shannity's" since it was her idea ), seasonings are allowed. My interpretation of that will include mustard, hot sauce, lemon juice (for making mayo), and vinegar, in addition to stuff like salt, pepper, garlic, curry powder, etc.
I'm big on visuals, and figured being able to actually see my little island paradise would help me be inspired to try living there, so I whipped this up:
My X items:
Chicken & eggs (I feel it's within the spirit of the game to include these as one item)
* This'll be my 4th or 5th Whole30 so I "know the drill" ... this island metaphor is about fun and experimentation, not restriction or hardship
* I eat keto, in case you were wondering about the lack of sweet potatoes, fruit, etc.
* Having coffee take up a whole spot is more an acknowledgment of how simply I already eat rather than any kind of "OMG I can't live without coffeeeeee!!!" feeling
* The cucumbers are mainly so I can have pickles, which I eat a lot with canned salmon, hard-boiled eggs, and mayo
* I weight-train every other day in a fasted state (16:8 IF reporting in )
* No health or weight issues I'm currently trying to correct; everything is going swimmingly
Monday, April 13 thru Tuesday, May 12