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  1. Not every store carries every product and "whole30 approved" lists of anything should be viewed with a grain of salt unless it comes directly from the folks at Whole30. It's honestly easier to skip lunch meat altogether and roast some meat at home, then slice it thinly. You have to check all the ingredients on all the sausages every time anyway because recipes change. The only store where I've ever seen compliant bacon is Whole Foods. And what are you looking for in regards to cooking fat? Pretty much every grocery store carries olive oil and coconut oil. If you're looking for lard or tallow, I've seen them at ShopRite and Wegmans local to me in NJ, but you don't *have* to use them.
  2. Maybe when you do wake up in the middle of the night, if it's really way to overwhelming to try to muscle through the craving or that horrible feeling from the night terror, you could try tweaking that craving into making a small cup of herbal tea? (something warm and without caffeine may be soothing enough, or the act of making something can help slow you down and get control of the craving)
  3. It's got several different corn starches and a couple different sugars. Really, if you're eating a variety of vegetables and meats and are able to get some vitamin D from the sun, you should be fine without the vitamin pills.
  4. An additional 18 grams of protein is *really* not hard to get. You're looking at less than half a cup of cooked chicken breast to get 18 grams of protein. It's not a huge amount of food you'd be adding over the course of a day.
  5. There are plenty of things that, when naturally occurring, are generally not problematic, but when added are not okay. Tomatoes contain MSG, as another example.
  6. Instead of shorting yourself the proper portion sizes of your lunch, which will catch up to you quickly, the ice pack may just be the easiest solution to not throw a wrench in your Whole30.
  7. It's really impossible to give someone a list of brands or flavors of anything since there can be (and are) regional variances in recipes and companies can (and do) change ingredients on a whim without telling anyone except the people who print their packaging. Basically, you'll have to read every label. You'll likely have an easier time finding "plain" teas without fruits or flavorings that are compliant. But anything with stevia is out; lots of fruit teas have candied fruit and that's out. I had a vanilla caramel tea with "natural flavorings" which is allowable, except that it also had soy.
  8. Smoothies are generally discouraged no matter what...I'm trying to figure out the purpose of this powder, though. Fiber?
  9. Or if you want to put a little splash in a big ol' glass of water to add a little variety to your water, but like kirkor said, not your best bet for drinking straight
  10. The health benefits of kombucha (when fermented to just that negligible alcohol content in "normal" kombucha) outweigh that negligible alcohol content. When it's further fermented to have a significantly higher alcohol content, then it's more boozy beverage you drink for the sake of getting a buzz than a fermented beverage you drink for the good things it does for your gut. You can't have freaking vanilla extract because of the alcohol content; I would think any liquid with a higher ABV than most beers would be obviously out.
  11. I know I'm going to come across as "that guy", but that supplement has soy in it... Have you ever done foam rolling? Assuming you're drinking enough water, foam rolling your legs before bed could help release the tension before bed so you're not waking up with a cramp. And a foam roller will more evenly distribute the pressure so you're not bruising yourself.
  12. I think, for me, a large part of the problem is that the blogger is clearly advertising this bake as a complete breakfast for when you have a craving for something sweet at breakfast. Which, for Whole30, is totally not the way to do it. I think it'd be an incredible Thanksgiving or fancy dinner side, though, like Shannon said. Just my 2 cents
  13. Ah, thanks, @ShannonM816. I'd read the post about aminos and chips, but hadn't seen the follow up about the teriyaki.
  14. Have we found a compliant bottled teriyaki sauce? Even the Coconut Secret one is non-compliant.
  15. Your hunger shouldn't be hitting you too hard in between meals. If that is happening, your meals may not quite be right. Want to list out a couple meals with portion sizes to see if there are any places you could tweak? When I'm eating properly composed template meals, my hunger doesn't start creeping in until 4-ish hours.