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  1. CricketProtein

    Casein - Other [dangerous] Sources?

    Does anyone know other potential sources of Casein that might not come to mind immediately? I understand it's a dairy-protein and therefore any source of dairy poses a risk, but not sure if anyone in the community is aware of places casein could naturally occur or is used as an additive ingredient?
  2. I'm a vegetarian I go to the gym 6 times a week I know the whole 30 program is anti-protein powders, snacking, and dependence on fruits. But as a vegetarian who goes to the gym a lot, these help me get through the day without energy fatigue, one of my snacks is a banana with almond butter/cashew butter or unsweetened protein powder that I blend with bananas and unsweetened almond milk. I was wondering if anyone here was a vegetarian and an athlete and how they managed to get around this.
  3. Today is day one of my reintroduction and I am SO excited! However this morning I was hit with a question... I am unsure how to reintroduce my protein powders. Before my Whole30 I used to drink 1-2 servings every day. (only as a meal replacement or immediate post-workout) I have two different protein powders (both whey protein), one is Isagenix brand strawberry cream, and the other is Muscle Sport brand lean whey revolution chocolate flavor- my favorite (also has added fat burner). Here are the fist few ingredients of each protein powder even though the list is way longer... Isagenix strawberry cream: whey protein concentrate (undenatured), milk protein concentrate (undenatured), low heat nonfat dry milk, isomaltooligosaccharide powder, fructose, sunflower oil powder, olive oil powder, tapioca maltodextrin, flax seed powder, xanthan gum, triglyceride oil powder Muscle Sport lean whey revolution chocolate: fibersol 2, maltodextrin, tauric acid, glycocarn, l-carnatine tartrate, lecithin, whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein peptides, cocoa, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan gum, lactase, bromelein, sucralose I was wondering your thoughts on these (are they "healthy" or are there harmful chemicals in them compared to other protein powders? etc.) How and when would you recommend re-introducing them? (In their own re-intro category, in the dairy re-intro category, etc.) Thank you!
  4. smiling_yogi

    Early morning workout foods

    I am wondering how everyone does their eating after working out first thing in the AM. I usually get up around 4-4:15, I’ll have 2 hard-boiled eggs before working out (yoga, running, strength training) then some tuna or meat snacks after for protein. My question is, since fats aren’t recommended post-workout, how long should I wait before eating breakfast or having coffee? I usually do coconut milk, collagen peptides, and ghee in my coffee. Even if you don’t know the answer to that question, I’d love to hear folks weigh in on what they’re eating for morning workouts. Thanks in advance!
  5. My recipe for a tasty low carb celeriac and courgette tortilla. Makes a great warm breakfast and also keeps well for lunch.
  6. Spoonmoonwolf

    Help. I feel so poorly.

    Hello all I'm at the end of day 5 and am struggling so bad. I'm so tired and achy. My tummy is extremely upset with IBS and I've had constant diarrhoea and nausea. I just can't face food at all and am giving half my meals away. I have Autoimmune problems so not sure if also flaring which is exacerbating things. I realised at first it was probably that I had upped my fruit, especially to quell sugar cravings so I've cut it out. I thought I was winning then tonight it's been so bad again. I have a sneaky suspicion I have an intolerance of eggs. I really don't want to give up and most of the time am ok. Help me please with things to try and protein sources. vicki
  7. I'm on day 13 and have only run a few times since starting Whole30, but my muscles ache (legs and arms) when I do. They feel like lead and I'm not sure why. Is it a protein issue? I ran a half marathon at the beginning of June and now can barely complete 3 miles (since doing Whole30). Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  8. I've finished reading the book and am planning on starting mid-month, but I need to figure out what to do about protein. I eat some eggs, but I don't think eggs alone are going to be enough to get me through the 30 days. So how to choose vegetarian proteins? I've read the book and website section, and here are a couple of thoughts. It seems like (for elimination purposes) it makes the most sense to choose a limited type of additional protein. Like, not tofu AND yogurt AND legumes, but maybe one of those. Theoretically I could manage with only whey protein and eggs. (Although I realize that smoothies and shakes aren't encouraged, a protein shake every day or two combined with eggs would be enough protein.) That said, my reason for trying Whole30 is to try to get my body used to burning fat. Because of a metabolic disorder, my body doesn't like to do that which results in low energy without frequently eating carbs and a difficult time losing weight. The idea is that the Whole30 will force my body to use fat as an energy source, and hopefully help me resist high sugar / high simple carb snacks as a way to keep my energy up after the 30 days are over. I don't currently suspect any food sensitivities, though I haven't done an elimination diet so it's really hard to know. Thoughts? Suggestions?
  9. Hi, I'm on day 3 of my first Whole30 (sooo tired!) and not sure about protein portion sizes. I have been making protein salad and 1 1/2 tins of tuna seems a lot and more than a palm sized amount - is this right? Also, 4 eggs is more than I can manage, is it ok to just have 3? There's a lot to think about! Loving the ranch dressing and Melissa's Sweet Potato Hash - thanks xx
  10. ShaunaWhole30

    There's Just One Hitch...

    Brand spanking new to Whole30 and couldn't be more excited to start this new adventure! However, I have a wee snag and could use all the advice I can get my eyes on! I work out of town and reside in a camp when I'm on shift. Before I fly up, I pack as many Paleo/Whole30 approved snacks and a couple of frozen homemade meals. However, while I'm in camp, my meals are prepared daily, I'm not allowed to leave the camp during my shift (so no grocery shopping), nor can I take leftovers for lunch the next day. The bright side is the camp does provide fresh raw veggies and fruit. My main concern is the protein. Because I have zero control of my meals, the quality of the ingredients, or their preparation, I fear I will not be successful on this adventure. Is anyone else in a similar position and have been successful on the program? Does anyone have suggestions on what I can do regarding my protein intake?
  11. We're on day 15, and my son has been pretty good, with a meltdown here and there. He still craves all the things "he can't have on this diet", especially after being strong enough to turn down birthday treats 2-3 times in the last two weeks. I was hoping the cravings would have subsided more by now. I have noticed that his appetite is less, and mainly eats his protein, and less so of vegetables & fruits. I try to offer up fruit or nuts as an alternative to breads & sweets, thinking that if he's craving junk that maybe he's simply hungry, and it would be good to develop the better habit of reaching for whole foods rather than processed ones, but he generally turns them down and pouts that he can't give in to his cravings. Maybe he's just not hungry and is merely complaining? or is he not getting enough produce in his diet? I haven't necessarily seen a spike in his energy levels or a huge drop in his waistline, so I'm worried that I need to change my approach. I almost feel like he was more open to eating his produce before we started on the program. I did take the initiative to cut up some berries & kiwi and he seemed to eat that up, so maybe I have to stop asking him what he wants and just prepare it for him to eat regularly (and being o.k. to save it or eat it myself if he chooses not to eat it). The meltdowns have increased in the last few days, so I'm considering ending his challenge early, though I really would like to see it through to get accurate results. I'd love for his cravings to subside, and for him to properly introduce foods and observe how his body reacts. I don't know if, chemically, that can be done after only two weeks of the program. Also, being a bit of a misnomer, Whole 30 is more like 42 days of restrictions after taking into consideration reintroductions, which will be an incredibly long time for him. So, if anyone can answer these questions, I'd be very grateful: Is it typical for some kids to focus on protein during Whole30? Can their energy / mood be negatively affected if they are not getting sufficient veggies & fruit? or increase the urge for cravings? Thoughts about ending early for a child? maybe Whole 21? What types of modifications can be made to make the process easier to bear? adding legumes like hummus? can I make him a paleo sweet treat?
  12. hulmerous

    Too much sausage?

    I finished my Whole 30 a few weeks ago and am trying to maintain the basic guidelines. I have found the 2 easiest (and well-paired) proteins to be sausage and eggs... The sausage I buy is always Whole30 compliant, but most of my life, I've thought sausage was "very unhealthy." Is that an old wives tale? If I'm limiting other damaging foods like grains, sugar, dairy, then am I fine? Or should I be limiting how much I eat sausage as my protein (to 1-2x a week, for example)? Thank you!
  13. I am on day 17 of my whole30. My problem is that I have absolutely no desire to eat protein. I obviously do eat it, eggs are my best meal. However, I feel as though I am struggling with some runs and workouts. I have been having 1-2 snacks between meals (this is partly due to my work schedule. Today, I took a closer look at the meal template so I can try to do a better job of following that. My problem is how to eat more protein? It doesn't matter how hungry I am, it sounds like the worst thing to eat and then I just don't want to eat anything. Tonight, I am currently sitting with a bowl of protein salad in front of me. I cut the recipe in 1/2, so I have only 1 serving in front of me and it looks like so much. I don't even know how I would eat it all. Meals today: 3am (I work 12hr overnights): chicken sausage, sauerkraut, green beans, banana 8am (after work, I was not going to eat because I was going to bed, but was starving and knew I had to or else my sleep would suffer): 3 eggs, 1.5 oz chorizo pre workout: few bites of deli turkey 40min run (4.5 miles) <---- this actually felt good today, but my long run on Sunday left me feeling out of it and low energy post workout: 1/2 chicken breast, 3-4 carrots my supper now: tuna protein salad (whole30 recipe) with celery and apple mixed in, roasted butternut squash Thanks for any and all input.
  14. DaniCarbone

    Brazilian Steak House

    Can I go to a Brazilian steak house and eat ALL I can of meat? No bread, no potato salad, no fried banana... Only beef! As much as I can? It should be okay, right?
  15. Day 8 of Whole30 and so far, completely compliant. All is going well and I don't have any big cravings just yet. However, I can't face the thought of more animal protein today. Or even tomorrow. Some background: I was raised as a vegetarian, though my parents let me eat what I want (they just didn't cook meat). I experimented for a while and found I preferred vegetarian food. But then about six years back (I am 34), I went into meat again and enjoyed it a lot more. Prefer protein with texture like rare steaks, sashimi. Don't like mince, chicken breast etc. I am struggling with animal protein everyday. Can I skip it? Can I just eat vegetables on a day if I can't deal with it?
  16. Hello everyone! I know gelatin is considered a supplement, but if I am adding a quality gelatin, like great lakes collagen hydrolysate to my iced coffee (4 tbsp to be specific, which is 22g of protein) can that be considered a protein source for that meal? TIA!
  17. Hi! I was wondering if this would be a correct day of eating for the whole30 or if i should make some adjustments: Breakfast: 3 eggs (cooked in coconut oil or ghee), 1.5-2 cups kale (cooked in coconut oil or ghee), salsa, a few sugar snap peas, sauerkraut, 1/2 avocado Lunch: grass fed beef, 2 cups swiss chard(cooked in coconut oil or ghee), onion(cooked in coconut oil or ghee), salsa, 1/2 avocado, raspberries, sauerkraut Dinner/PWO: chicken/fish, 1/2 sweet potato, broccoli, sauerkraut Also, I was wondering if the fat in my protein sources/cooking counts towards the fat in my meals. For instance, my sausage, my grass fed beef, my eggs, and some grass fed steaks that I eat have fat in them. Should I add a source of fat to the meal on top of those sources as well? Also, I cook in VERY small amounts of coconut oil or ghee (>1 tsp) so do I count that towards my fat content as well? Thank you!
  18. Hello! This past week while meal planning, I decided to make a couple of basic dishes to eat for breakfast/lunch throughout the week. I made compliant egg salad, and a compliant chicken salad spin off. Both were made with whole30 mayo, and for the chicken salad I mixed diced chicken with mayo, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, and we're wonderful options throughout the week. Since they were packed with protein and fat, they kept me full for a long time! Going into this next week, I'm looking for some alternatives that are similar to these dishes. I don't want to make the exact same things two weeks in a row, because I know that I'll get burnt out of them and won't want to eat them. I was wondering if anyone else have made some similar dishes that they can fall back on? I'd love to hear ideas! Thanks!
  19. I could stay with the Omnivore but I'd really like to use some of the Vegan Protein choices. I started with the Omnivore because that's what I am, but I've quickly realized how few meals I was eating with meat. I had been eating lots of fruit and vegetables with Orgain or Garden of Life's Raw Meal (I know those are off-limits - as are some of the other super stimulating bad foods I was eating). Could I add hemp protein and/or organic whey powder to the omnivore choices? Or if I 'switched' to vegetarian, what about adding fish to the vegetarian protein choices?
  20. I'm on day 6 of Whole30. I'm feeling really good about what I'm putting into my body. The only thing I'm facing is that my protein/fat sources are limited and I'm starting to get sick of fish a little too soon. Unfortunately, below is a list of items I can't eat. Would anyone be able to tell me what other sources of protein/fat I can eat that I may have overlooked. I don't eat: Meat/Poultry Avocados - because of a food sensitivity Eggs - because of a food sensitivity Shellfish That leaves me with nuts (and nut butters), fish that isn't shellfish, coconut oils/butter, and some seeds. I used to get my energy from carbs, legumes, and fish, etc, but now I feel like I have to eat fish and nuts all the time. I'm feeling lethargic but it could be that I'm still in "the hangover/i want to nap" stage, or it could be because I'm just not eating enough protein and fats. I don't want my body to think I'm not feeding it enough and then for my metabolism to slow down. Otherwise, it is going well. I'm eating a ton of vegetables and eating more fruit than I usually do. Any suggestions on protein/fat would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
  21. aprince21

    Protein Shake

    I need to have a protein shake after my workouts everyday. I find that I recover faster and am able to get through my intense workout schedule. Is there any suggestions people have for a protein that is compliant or an equivalent alternative in order to help me get through the day/week?
  22. I know from looking at my log I don't eat enough protein. However I am committed to buying grass fed beef and at least antibiotic free chicken and pork. I got a half of a beef and I don't want to go through it too fast. Any ideas for cheaper and clean protein? Some of my go tos aren't allowed like applegate farms meat. I would do eggs but they are also expensive and I'm worried about eating too many eggs in one day(should I be?) I do use wild planet sardines.....any other ideas!
  23. Hey All, I am trying to put on some weight so I can perform better in my sport. I am a strict weightlifter so I don't do crossfit at all, however I do swim occasionally to maintain my fitness as a lifeguard. I've been involved in powerlifting before this summer and I weighed around 155lbs (70kg). After starting oly weightlifting I am about 149lbs ish (68kg) and I am a little worried that my weight is going to keep dropping. I am new and skeptical towards the whole 30 program because it greatly limits my food choices and kinda scares me haha. I currently eat all my foods gluten free with mostly fresh produce. My main sources of carbohydrate are rice and gluten-free pasta. My chiropractor encouraged me to check this program out, but unlike most people on the site I am not here to lose weight. I understand how energy input needs to be higher than energy output to put on weight. I have problems with doing that especially now I don't eat much processed foods. I am right now 5'11 with a skinny build. How can I gain weight if I was to follow whole 30 while not draining all the $ I have? Thanks
  24. I went to Whole Foods today to find some beef jerky that didn't have sugar in it. WHAT BEEF JERKY? There wasn't a single one. I ordered Steves Paleo Jerkey but it doesn't seem like it's going to arrive in time for my trip. Any idea where one can find sugar free Jerky? So, for my future jerky needs I called my dad and he said he would make me some. He has a smoker and has made me some terrific stuff before. I asked about his marinade and he uses soy sauce (up nope) and Worcestershire (yea, nope). He said if I gave him a Whole30 jerky marinade recipe he would use that and make me up some. Anyone out there have something that they know works?? Many thanks in advance!
  25. lesliealeblanc

    HELP!!!! Protein?!

    Hi all! I desperately need some opinions. I'm a vegetarian (that's not changing, so please don't respond with reasons to do so!); I eat dairy, but I have a very difficult time eating eggs so I might as well say they're not an option. I've done a TON of research/reading (including the book's short section on vegetarians), but I still need help. The deal is I'm starting a Whole30 (for the second time) and am looking for advice on protein. FYI: I do crossfit 4 x week, and I have a lot of weight to lose. The veg shopping list has organic tofu/tempeh on it, but I'm omitting soy for several reasons (which makes this even more difficult). So I think I'm left with only the yogurt, kefir, and the protein from some nuts, right? Upon further research, my understanding is that the protein in beans don't really act as protein your body... true? Ok, I guess my question is: what do you recommend for getting enough complete protein excluding eggs and soy? Do you recommend eliminating beans totally and sticking with dairy, or vice versa, so that I'm only including one "forbidden" food group as opposed to two? If so, which is better? Also, as per my (very health/nutrition savvy trainer), I will likely be having plain, organic, grassed whey protein powder to make up some protein deficits on a regular basis. I know this whole plan isn't exactly whole30, but I'm trying to do the best I can as a non changing vegetarian. I would LOVE someone to help me figure out best protein, whether I should eliminate beans or dairy, and other ideas if I'm. Kissing any for getting enough complete protein to a) be healthy and recover from crossfit . Thanks!!!!! Leslie