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  1. Broth generally is a good replacement for wine in recipes, although I've found that I taste first & season with salt later when adding more broth, since many of them can have a higher sodium content.
  2. The flare could be caused by what you're eating, especially if you're getting a lot of raw veggies and/or cruciferous veg in your diet. Cooked veggies digest easier. I second the advice to Google Whole30 & IBS to see what others have done as well. At the end of the day, it's going to be trial & error, because what works for one person may not be effective for you.
  3. Doctor's orders trump Whole30 rules, so no, you don't have to wait.
  4. I like carrying a couple of Chomps sticks, or some Epic Bites (not a big fan of the bars, but the beef bites with cranberry & sriracha are awesome).
  5. I don't know if you have a Trader Joe's nearby, but for the future, they have a lemon pepper grinder that doesn't have any "junk" in it!
  6. Yes, for me specifically, rice is a one-way ticket to Sugar Dragon City. Lots of gluten-free baked goods have a fair amount of rice flour in it, so that could be doing it for you.
  7. Do you use a neti pot or some other form of nasal irrigation? I find it helpful to use one a couple of times a week during allergy season to keep things moving through my nasal passages.
  8. I am really liking the Dasani flavors. So far Black Cherry and Pineapple are my favorites.
  9. What's your motivation for doing Whole30 in the first place? I think that's truly the first question to answer for yourself. What's causing you to "mess up" after only two days? If you really want to be successful, my suggestions would be, first, to get rid of all non-compliant food (or at least hide it out of sight), and second, do a lot of advanced meal prep. If you've cooked meals for the entire week, you're setting yourself up for success. Letting friends and family know what you're doing, and what you're trying to avoid can be helpful in terms of support.
  10. Doctor's orders trump Whole30 rules, however, as I'm sure you know, antibiotics can take their toll on your gut flora. Try eating some foods high in probiotic content (sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha) to offset the antibiotics, and see how you feel. You may decide to stretch it out a few extra days if you're having tummy troubles.
  11. Try ditching the nuts and nut butters. I know that they trigger my IBS symptoms.
  12. In the new Whole30 book, there is a reintroduction protocol for alcohol (excepting beer and other gluten-containing alcohols). I did this for my last Whole30 back in September, and it was very helpful in seeing the impact wine has on me (nasal congestion, mostly).
  13. Chiming in a bit late, but there is a nasal swab version of Zicam available which would allow you to remain compliant. Hope you feel better!
  14. I will also mention that the customer service for RealPlans is excellent. They're super responsive and open to feedback. I've been using them for about six months, and they've been fantastic when I've had an issue or question.
  15. Most people aren't going to overeat zucchini or cauliflower, like they would "pancakes" or other sweet treats.