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  1. Robin Strathdee

    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.
  2. Folks, What's the consensus on packaged foods that have the perfectly compliant ingredient list until *dun dun dun!!* you see "Contains less than 2% of the following...." and proceeds to list "cane sugar" "deroxide-foxide-ix" "soy lechitan" etc... Ahem...many Applegate products.
  3. Hello All, I will be traveling mid July and eating at this restaurant. This is going to be a tough one, but I am looking for suggestions on how to find a whole30 complaint meal within this menu? I can probably bring along my own oil/ vinegar for dressing if needed. Menu is attached. -Chesney Indianapolis.pdf
  4. Lawters

    Supplements

    Are these Whole30 compliant?
  5. We all know eating out on Whole30 can be challenging, frustrating, and even embarrassing asking a million questions about each menu item. For those of you in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area, I recently found a great new option! Lebanese Taverna, with multiple locations in the DMV, has a number of Whole30 compliant options! I emailed today and Grace is actually a Whole30 Alum!!!! She sent me these links to their facebook page that explain the available options! What to eat at the Restaurant! What to eat at the Cafe (and an awesome dressing recipe!)
  6. These two have a long list of ingredients. Anyone got any word? The magnum primer is supposed to be the bees knees if you are highly active.
  7. Yesterday, I went to the grocery with my mind not in a good place. Oh, was it hard to stay on the outer edges of the store and not give in. I went to the frozen foods section looking for quick fix veggies because veggies are required. I am not a veggie or salad eater by nature. It is really forced, and any indication that I am enjoying veggies is just a lie. Sorry, but that's the truth of it. Anyway, I found Green Giant Riced Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes and thought that looks easy enough and might be pretty good. It's in a steamer bag, but I don't trust that - the whole plastic in a microwave thing just doesn't work for me. After microwaving the contents and dishing out a whole CUP (50 calories!!!) I added salt and a little ghee. Oh my goodness was that good. I had visions of becoming a vegetarian for a few brief moments. (LOL) I also bought the roasted cauliflower which I will try today. AND on the label of this little gem there are two ingredients listed - cauliflower and sweet potato. Nuttin' else! WHOOT!
  8. Hi team, I've just started my Whole30 today! And I'm looking to find a compliant coconut milk to put in coffee, there are tins of it at the supermarket but they seem more for just the cooking side..so I was looking at ones that are made for drinking, like almond and soy milks. BUT, I get really thrown by some of the ingredients...are the ones I've copied in below compliant? Ingredients: Filtered water, coconut cream (min. 8%), inulin, mineral (calcium, phosphate), emulsifier (471), vegetable gum (407, 418), natural flavours, sea salt. If not, does anyone know of a good one you can get in NZ? I had already decided to not worry about coffee while I'm doing this, but figured if I can find a good milk I could give it a try. Thanks!! Leah.
  9. cchartrand

    sausage + gluten

    Hi everyone! I searched (the many!) sausage related posts here but didn't find an exact answer to the question I'm looking for. I'm on day 11 of my Whole30, and at the beginning of this process I bought a package of sausage. I carefully checked the ingredients list to ensure it had no added sugar. It does have sodium erythorbate, but I read this from this forum before I bought it and made the executive decision that it was probably okay, in moderation. (I'm not eating 10 sausages at a time here, just cutting up one or two to use in something like a sausage/shrimp stirfry type thing which makes several servings.) But yesterday I was talking to a friend and she asked what I was having for supper. I sent her the link to the recipe (which included sausage) and she said that pretty much all sausage contains gluten as a filler, and shouldn't that be a hard no on Whole30? I had no answer for her, and immediately thought "oh man, did I just screw up hard enough to have to start over?" I'm concerned enough about that that I made an account on this forum just to ask - do I have to start over because my sausage wasn't expressly listed as 'gluten free?' (There were no grains etc listed on the ingredient list) I thought I was pretty confident in the rules etc but now I just feel like I might've messed the whole thing up LOL. Help. Thank you!
  10. I have purchased a Perderson's Natural Farms Smoked Sausage from my local grocery store. While it has no sugar in the ingredients, it does not show up on their website as "Whole30 Approved". The Smoked Sausage Kielbasa listed on their page does say it is Whole30 Approved, but I cannot find this Smoked Sausage (non-Kielbasa) product anywhere on their website. Does anyone have any experience with this sausage?
  11. dbormss

    flavored k cups??

    OMG i am only into my first week of whole30 and realized that my hazelnut kcups have "natural and artificial flavors" - i had the cups in my storage container and didnt have the box anymore and didnt even think of looking it up. do i need to restart??
  12. s1153910

    Jackfruit Company

    Hi everyone! Whole30 newbie here. I found a company at the store that I am wondering about compliance. I think it looks ok, but my whole30 virgin eyesight might be too naïve to label reading still. It is called The Jackfruit Company. Specifically the Curry Jackfruit product. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks in advance. https://www.thejackfruitcompany.com/curry-jackfruit/
  13. Robin C

    Kosher Bacon

    So, I keep kosher. Very kosher. So, my meat has to be marked with kosher symbols referred to as hechshers for those that do not know. So, I see many recipes that have bacon as a part of them. And, we do have kosher bacons (or facons, as the case may be). Does anyone know of any compliant kosher bacons on the market? I would really love some help on this one. And, if there is not, what can I use in place of it in certain recipes?
  14. I tried looking around on the forum but haven't found exactly this - so I thought I'd start a thread of my own. I am a visual learner, and find it helpful to see photographic examples to help me understand and learn better. So I wondered if other people who were thinking of trying out a Whole 30, or who were well into a Whole 30 but were a little bored with what they're eating, might benefit from a pictorial review of what's on my plate. I encourage others to join in and post photos of what you've cooked and are eating to give the rest of us some ideas as well! Through this pictorial review, I hope we can all be inspired to cook something new, try an ingredient we've never used before, and realize that eating healthy doesn't have to mean eating complicated. Without further ado, I present my most common breakfast-- not gorgeous, not complicated, but compliant, delicious and filling: eggs fried in coconut oil, sliced baked Yukon gold potatoes topped with generous blobs of homemade mayo, and a piece of fruit (in this case it was clementine):
  15. SineadMon

    Almond milk

    I’m on my final 10 days of the program and am looking for different breakfast options. I want to make sure the almond milk I got is compliant.. here are two pictures. Will this work? If not, does anyone have any other suggestions?
  16. I just started my second Whole 30 today. So far, so good. While I was shopping yesterday I came across a new item at Trader Joe's that I thought was pretty exciting- frozen cauliflower rice! And the ingredients? Just cauliflower! 3 servings at 30 calories per serving. I've always wanted to try cauliflower rice but was afraid to mess it up. Anyway, just wanted to share.
  17. CrunchyLutheranMommy

    McAlister's

    I searched the forums for this particular restaurant but didn't find it anywhere, so I hope I'm not reposting! I have a dinner devotion at McAlister's on the 22nd and I need to know if I can actually attend and stay compliant! Can some more experienced W30ers check the menu and see if there is anything on there I can have? Soup was my first thought, but their soups are always changing and I don't want to get there and not have any approved soup available! When I called it also sounds like most of their soup is non-compliant anyway. So then I looked at the salads, she said their grilled chicken has no added sugar so would that be my best bet? A grilled chicken salad with oil and vinegar dressing? Do I need to dig further on their chicken to see if it's compliant? Is there anything else on the menu I might possibly be able to eat? TIA! http://www.mcalistersdeli.com/
  18. I am starting my reintroduction this weekend. I was looking at the recommendations of reintroduction and there is a suggestion to have gluten-free bread. I haven't found one that is compliant. Are there any suggestions?
  19. Meiyonce

    Are this milk compliant?

    Hey lovely people, so I love lattes and I usually go to this coffee shop that I love and asked them what alternative choices for regular milk they have and they said "almond and coconut" so I asked them if they could show me the boxes they came in to check in for the ingredients ( they were super nice and agreed immediately) so this is what they serve: Are they compliant or nah? The ingredients are in spanish so I really don't know.. it looks compliant to me but I also I was thinking it was to good to be true that my favorite coffee shop had compliant coconut or almond milk.. so what do you guys think?
  20. huliganjetta

    SWYPO question

    I was catching up with my Whole30 Daily the other day, as I fell behind, and had a question. One of the newsletter had recipes with cauliflower rice, and zoodles, which I've seen around before. This time, however, I wondered: Why is compliant pancakes (egg+banana) not allowed, but recreating other foods, such as rice or noodles is ok?
  21. I am on day 18 of my Whole30. I'm incredibly proud of myself for making it this far with no slip ups in non-compliant food! Despite this, I have had two binge sessions; on day 10 and day 14. I have since removed all "trigger foods" from my diet (plantain chips, fruit, larabars, nuts) for the remainder of my Whole30. I have went four days without these foods and so far so good! I haven't experienced any cravings. In addition, I'm creating an after dinner ritual of drinking tea, brushing my teeth, and closing down the kitchen. This is when my binges normally occur. Binge eating was a major reason why I decided to do the Whole30, so although I have been compliant and feel as if I am taking the right steps to make the rest of my Whole30 a success, I'm battling some serious guilt about cheating myself out of a proper 30 days. Has anyone else experienced this guilt or successfully overcame it through the Whole30? Are there any additional tips or tricks I could use to prevent this behavior in the future?
  22. Cynthia225

    Hale and Hearty Soups?

    Hi, Does anyone know if any of the Hale and Hearty soups are W30 Compliant for last minute on the go meals? Thanks!
  23. HELP! We are two men, both 50, married, and living in a city where we have access to amazing produce and organic butcher meats. We followed Whole30 for the entire 30 days and were strict adherents to all of the rules and restrictions. We both love to cook, eat relatively healthy every day, and are both in good health. We are hoping to lose 10-15 pounds each to get back to a really great weight for each of us — somewhere around 150. That is ideal. THE GOOD NEWS. Some pain caused by slight arthritis in my hand disappeared around Day 3-4 and has not returned. Amazing news. I had been waking in pain every morning for 6 months and now I am convinced it is due to food. We are embarking on introducing food back into our diet tomorrow to see what might be causing the problem, but I can thank Whole30 for helping me figure this one out. In addition, everything else is better: sleep, rising in the morning, concentration, digestion, overall emotional state, no crashing mid-afternoon, delicious meals, and an overall feeling of wellness. THE BAD NEWS: Neither of us lost any weight at all. Granted, we are not exercising. We walk our dog, but winter and torrential rain for nearly every day in our normally sunny climate has created a problem for us. We intend to go back to exercising (hikes, bike rides, etc), but neither of us can believe that exercise - or LACK OF - is the culprit here, especially since we have lost weight in other ways in the past with diet alone. Weight Watchers was particularly good for me. Here is the real question for all of you — I cannot believe that cutting out alcohol, dairy, wheat, legumes, gluten, all sugar, and soy and everything else Whole 30 forbids did not result in weight loss. It makes no sense to us at all. Frankly, it made us depressed. Any and all thoughts would be appreciated. (Also, I know our metabolism has slowed down, but still... reducing all of those things, many of which we regularly partake should result in SOME weight loss, no?) Thank you community!
  24. I am "attempting" my very first Whole30, being wholly compliant, at least I hope so :-/ Here's my delimma...I'm making my way through my Whole30 book and just read about Kombucha which floored me! I don't know why I thought any Kombucha was okay but...I did. I realized that on both day 1 and day 2, I drank a more "affordable" brand (a Central Market brand) that listed organic cane sugar on the label. I didn't think anything of it until I read my Whole30 book. Here's my question...does this mean I have to start over???? Please say no, Please say no, PALEEEASE say no!!! If you only knew how many attempts I've made to do a whole30 :-(
  25. Celticmermaid

    Sausage and Bacon

    Hi everyone! Since my husband does a lot of the shopping while I manage our coffee shop I don't know how easy it will be for me to get him to read labels. He not only shops for our home but also for our coffee shop. Does anyone know a few brands of sausage and or bacon that are compliant that I can have him get at either, walmart, publix, Sam's, or Winn Dixie?