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    wulfie reacted to jmcbn in The New Rx Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt   
    *My* concern would be that dates are listed as the first ingredient - compliant or not that's a sugar bomb right there.....
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    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.
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    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
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    wulfie reacted to Tom Denham in The New Rx Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt   
    You should not eat this thing. 
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    wulfie reacted to HealthCreators in UK "E Numbers" to avoid   
    Thanks, this is very helpful... I usually avoid all E-numbers while doing a Whole 30!
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    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
    E407      Carrageenan
    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
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    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)

    Some notes:
    * 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