Vegan... Just starting out!


Emt

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Hey everyone. Just bought the book and am going to take a few days to get my head around what to buy, and what not to buy anymore of. 

I'm a strict ethical vegan so know I won't be doing a true whole 30, intent on having some tempeh, tofu, lentils etc. And hopefully almond milk but I can' find reference if it's OK yet. 

Just been diagnosed with arthritis and have inflammation all over, Ibs for years... Really wanting to have a re-set, quash this inflammation and feel great again! 

 

Just saying hi! 

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I'd go easy on the lentils, esp as i understand they can contribute to inflammatory processes.  Tofu is good and offers variety but be careful of any flavoured ones, they often have sugar added.  That said i've found quite a few tasty ones.  I do eat a handful of nuts each day too, probably more than would be good for a Whole30 but you do have to be a bit adaptive when doing Whole 30 as a vegetarian.  This is the 3rd time i've done it and i definitely saw the best weight loss when i gave all legumes a miss the first time around. 

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HI Emt, good work making the connection that food impacts your health and also caring a lot about animals. It is often a hard balance to strike finding the best diet for your health and also making sure you are sourcing your food from good farmers that are caring about the environment.

Yes I also would have to say that lentils tend to be problematic for IBS (I found this out my reintroducing them and WHAM!) and contribute to inflammation. If you are eating soy, I recommend that the bulk of soy you eat is fermented as in organic tempeh. It is easier on digestion.

Arthritis is a disease of inflammation which is what makes the Whole30 so successful for people. 

I hope you find a way to reduce your IBS and Arthritis. 

Hadley

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19 minutes ago, NancyH2 said:

Hi All! I’m new as well and was wondering if there is a food list for vegetarians ? I can’t seem to find it. 

Thank you!!

nancy

Food list (technically vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian):   https://whole30.com/downloads/book-shopping-list-veg.pdf

More on doing Whole30 as a vegan/vegetarian:  https://whole30.com/2017/06/veg-whole30/

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21 minutes ago, NancyH2 said:

Hi All! I’m new as well and was wondering if there is a food list for vegetarians ? I can’t seem to find it. 

Thank you!!

nancy

https://whole30.com/downloads/book-shopping-list-veg.pdf

You'll notice that there are blanks for you to fill in the types of proteins you're choosing to eat.  You can read this article https://whole30.com/2017/06/veg-whole30/ to learn more about how to choose your options.

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