SugarcubeOD

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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Karen2011 in Century Eggs   
    From my cursory google of how they're made, I see no reason why they would not be compatible with the Whole30.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Safe Catch Elite Chili Lime Tuna   
    Just to close the loop on this - HQ got back to me and unfortunately the product erroneously has the W30 approved logo on it.  The ingredients are accurate and this item does in fact contain sugar so it would not be compatible for the Whole30.  
    This is being fixed but but unfortunately there is mislabeled product out in the wild.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from wilkette in Tamari?   
    Hello;
    Providing that all ingredients are compatible (no sugar, grains etc), tamari is fine for the Plant Based Whole30.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Safe Catch Elite Chili Lime Tuna   
    Eep, okay thank you.  I've alerted HQ to the issue and I'll point them here for the pics.
    Thanks!!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from simmie in Banza rice?   
    I will double check this with HQ but I'm suspecting they'll say no - cauliflower rice is just finely riced cauliflower... this is a concoction using various ingredients to replicate rice... I'll get back to you asap
     
    Double checked with HQ - the only way pasta or rice is allowed is if it's a one ingredient item... like zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, sweet potato 'bun' etc... the baked goods rule still applied to the PB Whole30.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Terry B in Are jarred olives low histamine?   
    Ya, I think those ones in smaller packages are probably just repacked from larger packages.  You can eat 'fresh' olives but they're intensely bitter so they do need to be processed first to make them palatable. May be something you want to test out while you're doing the Whole30 or something you can do in the reintroduction phase to really get a good idea of how they suit you.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Terry B in Are jarred olives low histamine?   
    Hey there!
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil is specifically listed on that shopping list as okay for low histamine. re: the olives being fermented part - I think that it's a gray area of fermenting... olives are considered an anti-histamine - if you're avoiding histamines, yes, I'd assume avoiding vinegars would be a good idea but there are many olives packed in water or oils that would work for you.
    I'm not sure where you get 'fresh' olives here in North America... even the ones in olive bars that you scoop yourself aren't 'fresh', they'd have been processed/canned in some way to get them from where olives are grown to us.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from SchrodingersCat in Are de soi beverages allowed   
    I clicked on three of the products - they all have some sort of sweetener (maple syrup, birch syrup, date syrup) and as such that would make these non compatible with the program. Remember if you read the labels and compare the ingredients to the rules, you can learn how to get familiar with how to determine if something is compatible and then you don't have to wait 13 hours for an answer
     
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Laura Karsst in Can I have St. Dalfour jelly?   
    Yep, I'm the one that said that  and it still holds true.  If you're using it to make a glaze for some meat or something else savory where the jam isn't the star, then yes, go for it. If you're using it as topping over banana 'ice cream' then no, definitely not. (also, no to the 'ice cream  )
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Don't over think this.   
    Check out this article about what to expect on the program (many people vary but it's a good guide). I would think you're probably just in the detox/hangover phase.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Mamatutu in Whole30 made me intolerant?   
    Ya, I agree with you there - it's a frustrating transition! The cool part is that once you know these things and potentially grieve the things you have to leave behind (yes, that's a real thing), you know that you're pretty safe that you're going to have an amazing experience at the Fall Fair because you didn't eat something that maybe your tummy was okay with but that gave you a headache or made you tired or grouchy... for instance... it's quite freeing but there can definitely be a grieving period as we move through this.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in Pancake Rule, Tortillas, Tacos, Pizza, Substitutions   
    It's good that you know your own weaknesses around food are.  The reason that the rule may be more impactful for some than others is because we have to make one program with one set of rules for hundreds of thousands of participants with different context. It's great that tortillas aren't a problem for you but the rule stands because we can't really say 'no pancakes/tortillas except for if you feel you don't have a problem with them'. We do black and white so that it's easy to follow which also helps with habit forming because your brain is not required to activate around decisions - saves you some mental capital as well as will power, of which we all have a limited amount per day.
    I hope that helps?
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from hmg1993 in Culture Pop Soda   
    if no sugar is listed and no other incompatible ingredients listed, then yes, this would be fine.  We would suggest drinking it in moderation (as a mocktail or similar) and not letting it replace water for you.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from corgikary in Hoping to cure Collagenous colitis and stop taking Paxil   
    Depression and mood disorders have been discussed at length on this forum and some of those discussions are around medication - google Whole30 forum + depression for instance to get the previous conversations.
    Please make sure that you are speaking with your care team about potentially going off medication - not only do some meds have a withdrawal concern but your doctor and health care providers should be checking in regularly with you to make sure that you're doing well and adjust/add meds back if needed. If you can't go off the meds, can you look at switching to something different? Paxil is an SSRI and there are quite a few options in that category to potentially try.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Baptiste in Whole30 made me intolerant?   
    Ya, I agree with you there - it's a frustrating transition! The cool part is that once you know these things and potentially grieve the things you have to leave behind (yes, that's a real thing), you know that you're pretty safe that you're going to have an amazing experience at the Fall Fair because you didn't eat something that maybe your tummy was okay with but that gave you a headache or made you tired or grouchy... for instance... it's quite freeing but there can definitely be a grieving period as we move through this.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Baptiste in Frustrated I Can't Have Food Freedom   
    I also had quite a lot of trouble getting my "food freedom", what helped me a LOT was to find out that the food in itself wasn't the problem, I only used it to cope with my real problems, eating had become an addiction, to make me feel good when I felt helpless, sad, angry, bored… 
    If you feel like it might be your case, I can't recommend you enough the book The heart of addiction, from Lance M Dodes M.D. . Not only does it explain clearly what an addiction is, but it also gives you tools to fight it off on your own, with plenty of examples.
    Although my brain still sends me the "I NEED FOOD" signal from time to time, now I'm better prepared to handle it, understand it, and that makes it way easier to ignore it.
    Hope this will help some of you! Don't lose hope, and stay strong!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from hmb13 in Anyone else starting 8/16?   
    Just popping in to let you guys know that there is a DM function on here - usually people reply to the thread tho because it often gets a larger conversation going - we've had some groups have dozens of pages on their threads because they're sharing their meals, struggles, wins etc... 
    It's up to you guys how you do it but just wanted to let you know.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Rebecca001 in Terrified   
    I can’t help with a date but I will say this: you’re thinking of this (understandably) as a frightening thing because you are imagining it from you, now. But you will very quickly see that this is not some hideous punishment, but the single greatest act of self care you can show yourself. Your body will very quickly reward you for this. It’s so very, very worth it. That feeling will go a long way to replacing the crutch you currently get from those foods. 
    Good luck. 
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to Markus J. in Cyperus esculentus   
    Thank you for your reply! I did in fact search for all name variants before posting my question, but I must have done something wrong, since there was no hit.
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to AlexGomez in Can I have more than one decaf black coffee daily on 30 day reset?   
    That's alright! Thanks for your reply. I don't mind. I think it might have been the CAPTCHA. At least now I know for sure coffee is good  
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    SugarcubeOD reacted to AmyRose in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I’ve completely topped out on eggs.  This morning, I treated myself to this  incredibly tasty taco salad. 

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    SugarcubeOD reacted to laura_juggles in Can I have D-Ribose>   
    Limited studies have shown that people with coronary artery disease may benefit from taking extra D-Ribose, but outside those circumstances, your body makes it on its own and supplementation is not necessary. You can also get Ribose from foods like beef and eggs. 
    Again, though, if it has been recommended by a person's doctor (and not some doctor on the internet), it's fair game. 
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from shilneyj93 in Smoking meat   
    It's not that Whole30 doesn't 'allow' smoked meats it's that it is nearly impossible to find smoked meats that have all compatible ingredients. If you smoke your own meat and the ingredients in any rub or brine (??) is compatible then go for it!
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Deannard in Ginkgo nuts   
    They are compatible with the Whole30 but as with all nuts and seeds, we recommend that they be limited.
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    SugarcubeOD got a reaction from Rebel Rose in Candida-Help!   
    As you are an adult and there are no Whole30 police, you can do what you feel is best for your body, understanding that should you have yogurt, you would not have completed a Whole30 as dairy is not compatible with the program. With a quick google of 'Anti Candida Diet' I got a list of principles that ARE compatible with the Whole30 including eating fermented foods (kimchi, saurekraut), low sugar fruits, mostly non starchy veg and minimizing caffeine.
    See if you can spend some time researching other things that are recommended for anti candida that also fit into the rules of the Whole30.