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  1. Any suggestions for a soy sauce substitute that is NOT coconut aminos? My husband is allergic to coconut so all things coconut are out for us! Thanks in advance!
  2. Hi there, I am at the re-introduction phase and having issues with almost all of the food I didn't have during the whole 30! When I reintroduced wheat and soy (wheat, then soy), I had allergic reactions: hives, itchiness, and even throat-closing (I was almost getting Epipen!). Prior to the whole 30, I have no problem with wheat or soy, other than minor digestion issues. Sugar gave me a migraine (wasn't able to work for a half day). Rice, which was introduced the first even before wheat and soy, turned out to be OK, although I had a bit of bloating and tiredness. I feel like I am "oversensitive" to the food that I didn't have during the whole 30. At the post-whole 30, has anyone experienced allergic reactions (or allergy-like symptoms) to the food that you used to be OK with?
  3. shrinkingsarah_

    Soy free eggs?

    Hi, I've looked in this forum and the can I have forum, but I can't seem to find anything about it. I looked up the eggs I bought (Happy Egg Co), Vital Farms, and the Costco ones, and they all have a soy diet fed to the chickens. Soy isn't compliant, but I know a lot of Whole30 people I follow on IG use those ones. Is it okay if they are fed soy? Will that effect my hormones? I also have PCOS so I don't eat soy anyway, but before the Whole30 I never paid attention really to what chickens were fed or how meat was raised. Am I being to uptight? Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone this is my first Whole30 and overall I think it's going really well. Today is the halfway mark and I just can't get this off my mind. I have been a vegetarian/vegan for the past 9 years and am now eating animal protein because I am a firm believer that the soy and grain replacement products for meat have been extremely detrimental to my health. I also can't see a way to get enough protein from just plants themselves. Many vegans out there may disagree with me, but after 9 years of trying to nourish myself I am only left with IBS and other inflammatory problems in my body. On the Whole30 my energy is still leveling out but overall I feel much better. HOWEVER, I can't help but feel like I am eating way too much animal meat! I have reinforced my belief system for so long that humans can live healthy, long, sustainable lives completely from plants and too much meat can ruin your health. The Whole30 is really shaking up this value. I have especially drank the cool-aid when it comes to the negative affects of the meat industry on climate change. On Whole30, the only way I can seem to make meals work is if there is an animal protein on the plate. I suppose it's a bit of an existential crisis for me. Does anyone have any research, reflections, or thoughts on this topic they would like to share with me? I know this is not the majority. Most people go through this epic lifestyle change to become vegetarians/vegans and here I am going in the opposite direction. Thank you in advance for all of your help.
  5. I am on day 14. I’ve been sticking to the program 100% and enjoying the foods I’ve been eating. But today, I looked closer at the tuna label and I’m freaking out. The ingredients list “vegetable broth” and all compliant ingredients. But then under the allergen statement is lists soy. I’ve been eating these cans a couple times a week. Do I need to start over? If that’s the case, I am just going to stop this program. The fact that it has been so hard to find compliant foods to cook at home, eat out (I have to for my job), and find compliant foods for traveling (which I do often for my job too)... which I have been doing 100% despite the challenges. But now I accidentally ingested a food that didn’t have a non compliant ingredient...but isn’t allowed? Help! What should I do?
  6. TomM

    Soy in animal protein

    I get the idea behind eliminating soy in the Whole30. I am wondering, however, how much soy we are still ingesting from all the animal proteins. As I understand, soy products are a major component ofcommercial animal feeds — organic too. Does it really make any sense to eliminate tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc. but still consume commercially produced meats?
  7. What is the stance on labels that warn the product is made in a facility that also processes soy/wheat/milk or "may" contain it? Some of my spices (and I'm sure other compliant products) have this warning label, but the only ingredient listed is the spice itself.
  8. merih

    Braggs Liquid Aminos

    Hi, I know we can't have any SOY, but what about Braggs Liquid Aminos? I miss that flavor in cooking.
  9. So, we just re-introduced non-gluten grains to our 3 kids (ages 8-13) on day 27 of the Whole 30 (I needed to start reintroduction a few days early due to a trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house next week). My 2 girls both had negative affects - my son was fine. Here is what I gave them yesterday (the same for all 3): meal 1: non-gluten waffles (later discovered it had soy lecithin) meal 2: gluten-free pretzels (later discovered it had soy lecithin) meal 3: gluten-free pasta (brown rice-based) My oldest daughter felt nauseous after eating meal 2 yesterday. My youngest daughter said her stomach hurt this morning (before breakfast). I had planned to give them legumes tomorrow (because I really need to get further down the reintroduction path before the trip so I was going to do an every other day reintro schedule), but now I am stumped. Should I do gluten-free grains again but this time make sure there are no soy ingredients? Also, am I really tampering with our results if I don't wait the prescribed 2 clean days inbetween reintro days? I am very worried they won't be successful at trying to eat cleanly at Grandma and Grandpa's or else I wouldn't even be pushing the envelope by asking the question. Thank you for your help!
  10. michicali65

    soy in my menopause supplement

    Day 9 and I just realized there's soy in my menopause supplement! I take it twice a day. Do I need to start over?
  11. I am on Day 15 and have really been sailing along with the benefit of not being a sweets person anyway. A dinner out with family -- I researched and chose a restaurant where I could string something together. A weekend trip visiting breweries with friends -- I sipped my La Croix and ate a few almonds when I got really jealous of the food they were eating to remind myself I actually wasn't hungry, I just really like soft pretzels. But then today, I was eating my salad for lunch and put some Tessamae's Green Goddess on it (small splash) and then when I got back to my desk I saw it had soy in it. I don't think I can make this a Whole 44 (my birthday is in that span and we have some sought after reservations at a fun spot where I can still eat clean, but will have wine), and I'm feeling like this would qualify as the honest mistake category. I know now to be even more careful with labels and not assume all products from a Whole 30 partner are compliant, but I also am so disappointed. I have been so careful and this slip up is really tough to take mentally. Should I see if my system reacts badly and, if it does, suck it up and restart? Or, should I do what I was planning to do, which was do the phased reintroduction and then start again to make sure the results are consistent. I've already learned that I do not handle coconut milk or cream well, and could chalk this up to a soy learning experience, as I didn't really eat that much of it beforehand.
  12. Hi coming up on the end of my second whole30 and I really want to try reintroducting soy by itself but somewhat at a loss as to how. I have two different organic soy sauces in the fridge but they both have wheat in them. What can I try that just has soy? Thank you!
  13. I am on Day 2 with my husband and have a great group of support that are all doing this together. I asked them and they steered me here. Yesterday, before thinking, I took my daily morning Omega fish oil. I never thought to check until later....and it does say at the bottom of the bottle it "may contain soy".... Does this mean yesterday didn't count as day 1? I took it in the am, after my first meal. Thank you in advance!
  14. Hi there! I notice when I shop for tuna, the INGREDIENTS list: tuna, water, salt... and then the CONTAINS says, "tuna, soy." The only tuna I found that does not have soy on the "contains" is $3.50+ per can, which is too expensive for me to use tuna as a sustainable protein source. Do you have any insight to the ingredients vs. "contains" on cans? And, do you know of a secret soy-free tuna that I don't know about? Candace
  15. My doctor prescribed Di-Indol Methane for me, which is an over the counter supplement. I have searched everywhere to find this supplement, including online, and I cannot find any without incompliant ingredients. Most have some form of soy as an active ingredient, so I am thinking that it will be impossible for me to take this supplement as it always includes soy. I do not want to wait until after my whole 30 as I have 15 days left. In one month I am getting my blood drawn, to see if I can stop taking my prescription medication, because of my new diet, and a few other supplements I am adding... all of which are compliant. I am worried that if I wait, my bloodwork might not show the effects of this supplement yet. Is it okay for me to take this as my doctor prescribed it? The soy listed in the ingredients is "phosphatidyl (soy}
  16. I'm done my whole30 and am tweaking to stay in the program while at home, etc. In my job I go for a lot of coffees and I'm tried of having tea, and don't love coffee sans milk! If I'm treating myself what are the thoughts on soy milk vs. cow's milk??? The internet is not helpful on this topic so thought I'd check with the crew here!
  17. Did I compromise my Whole30? I am so mad, I just realized this drink additive I've been using contains soy... Ugh. I wish I would've paid closer attention! does this mean I have to start over? It's True Lemon, but I used grapefruit and orange packets (maybe 4-5 total this week). I'm on day 6.
  18. I am on day 15 of my whole30 and just noticed that there is SOY LECITHIN in the Enzymatic Therapy Acidophilus Pearls that I have been taking for years!! Plus, may contain a minimal amount of residual milk protein: Other ingredients: vegatable oil (palm and coconut) fish gelatin (Tilapia), vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, and pectin. May contain a minimal amount of residual milk protein. I take one pearl every evening. I thought I was doing so well with absolutely no cheating, but now I am concerned that all of my hard work has gone to waste Do I need to start over?? Monique
  19. Keisha Engley


    So, I've been Paleo since August or so, but not super strict or anything because I'm a broke college student on a budget and can't exactly afford grass-fed all the time. Anyways, I just started Whole30 three days ago and I've been eating tuna and I just realized that my tuna contains SOY. I had no idea. I threw out the rest of the cans I had, but does that mean I have to start over on Whole30 because I ate some? Or should I just take it as a lesson and keep going on my current 30?
  20. Rachael2288

    Soy finished pastured pork

    I purchased some ground pork and pork strips (what they would use to make bacon but it isn't bacon) at the farmer's market this weekend from a local farmer. He said his pigs are pastured but "soy finished" but his soy doesn't have all the fats removed like most of the other pork available on the market. Is this compliant? He doesn't use any other ingredients and all the other good stuff but they are finished with some type of soy... Thanks!