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8/9/12 9:28 A

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I don't think the amount in the supplements and meds will void your Whole 30. The word on the forums there is that medicine trumps whole 30 - if the doctor prescribed it, then take it. You might want to look for alternatives to the supplements, though, since gluten/soy/sugar etc free versions can be found

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8/3/12 9:59 A

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This is just my totally uninformed and unscientific opinion - I think the soy, corn and other fillers in supplements are good to avoid (you can usually buy "clean" supplements at health food-type stores), but I suspect the most likley reason the you are not seeing the dramatic changes others have is that your diet was already relatively clean. If your body was already adapted to low carb you might have already been fat-adapted, so you would have gotten the carb flu nor the lower energy from converting to fat burning that some people experience.

I was not fat adapted and had been following conventional wisdom regarding carbs (300 - 400 grams a day) when I converted. I didn't experience much noticeable carb withdrawal, but my energy was low for a week or so and I didn't lose any weight for 3 weeks. I did lose inches though.

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8/3/12 9:52 A

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I have been doing a Whole30 and have been absolutely squeaky clean with it. Or so I thought. For some reason I got to wondering yesterday whether there was sugar in any of my supplements or prescription drugs. I didn't see any sugar, but almost everything has soy! Or cornstarch. Or corn oil. There's not much per pill or capsule, I suppose, but I take quite a few of them. Would this be enough to keep the Whole30 from working? Today is Day 12 and I've had no side effects at all - no fatigue, no cravings, no problems, no nothing. On the other hand, no positive changes of any kind, either. I had been thinking that maybe I just wasn't sensitive to dairy or sweeteners (the only things I've had to cut out since I've eaten low carb for years), but maybe it's because I'm still getting too much soy and cornstarch and all?

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