MeGA"gardener" reacted to Melissa Urban in Forum Rules
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MeGA"gardener" reacted to Melissa Urban in Disclaimer
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MeGA"gardener" reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.
Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:
Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):
Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
MeGA"gardener" reacted to Melissa Urban 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
MeGA"gardener" reacted to MeadowLily in Don't over think this.
Raemikky - Welcome.
The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction. To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.
There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices. No cheering crowds "You Go, Girl!"
Nobody may lavish you with praise. In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners. When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind. If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30. Compliant without complaints.