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  1. I like to have it in the fridge for straight up convenience or when I have an extra $15 burning a hole in my pocket it's a nice treat now and then. Your comment about the RB makes me want to look into an industrial slicer for my kitchen though...
  2. Ah gotcha! The ever elusive whole30 compliant deli meat...that can be hard to find AND expensive so I usually just get one package of Plainville Farms from Costco and when it's gone it's gone!
  3. Last week, I made myself a batch of homemade almond milk for my coffee, and was having salad with walnuts for lunch every day. For like 3 days, I was so bloated that I looked more pregnant than my 5 months along sister...stopped having almond milk in my coffee and ditched the salad walnuts and everything was back to normal for me in 2 days. Not saying that the same exact thing will happen to you, but I always find it useful to hear how other people react to certain things. So sad, I LOVE nuts and nut butters
  4. Did you change the kind of oil you are using? That is so strange (and really sad - homemade mayo is life!).
  5. Where are you looking? Any meat bought plain (ground beef, chicken breasts, pork chops, pork butt, steak, etc) is compliant. It's all in the way you prepare it, just make sure you're using compliant oils/cooking fat and your spice blends don't have sugar - better yet, make your own!
  6. It could just be the dried fruit because it is super concentrated. Although, fresh apples make me super bloated...I think it just depends on the person. You could try experimenting with different fruits/amounts when you're feeling better to see if there is a difference for you!
  7. All balsamic vinegar contains sulphites - the problem occurs when they are added after the fact. Does it list sulphites in the ingredient list? If not, and the bottle just says "contains sulphites" you should be good to go.
  8. RX bars should be for emergencies only. Don't use them for convenience, as a meal replacement, or sweet snack between meals. Emergency means you're driving home from work at 5, but get stuck in horrible traffic for 2 hours and it's now been 6 hours since your last meal and you are starving. If you can plan for an "emergency" or start using them as a convenience food - like, I don't have time to eat breakfast on my way to the gym so I'll have an RX bar - you can plan to make a template meal breakfast to go. Does that make sense?
  9. You'll have to ask at your specific location to make sure, but the carnitas and chorizo aren't cooked in the rice bran oil according to their website. But, the location near you might, or it might be cooked on the same stovetop etc. I usually get salad with no dressing, chorizo and carnitas (mine separates it thank GOD!) for a double portion, extra salsa and guac if I don't have any of my own at home. Even the veggies are out because of the oil its cooked in, but sometimes they'll give you the raw veg if you ask nicely and want to bulk up your bowl!
  10. you could add another protein with your eggs if you don't think you can eat that many eggs! There are some great whole30 breakfast sausage seasoning recipes out there, you could make a big batch with ground pork ahead of time and add one of those with your eggs.
  11. I'm no expert, but cutting the coffee seems like it would definitely have the effect on you. How many cups did you drink prior? Give yourself a break and go to Chipotle for a meal if you don't feel like cooking any more - that always helps me look up some new, simple recipes or combos to help get your excitement back up. If you want to list out a few days of food, the mods can help you pin point what might also be making you feel sluggish!
  12. I made a really great restaurant style salsa the other day - a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes, 3 tomatillos, a jalapeno (seeds included) a bunch of cilantro, half a white onion, salt and lime juice to taste. No real measurements, you just combine and adjust to your taste. I used the food processor, but a blender would also work!
  13. If you're hungry, eat something! Remember that no snacking is just a recommendation, and if you've never done a w30 before it's going to take a few days to adjust to the right meal sizes for you! Have some protein and fat if you're hungry between meals and then make your meals a little bigger tomorrow!
  14. I've been lurking this thread (I'm on Day 12 myself, love reading about everyone's experiences!) and wanted to chime in with a suggestion. I've always roasted the "toast" in the oven on a baking sheet. You still slice them like you're going to put them in a toaster, but brush with melted ghee on both sides and bake in a 400* oven for about 10 minutes on each side, or until they get a little brown. You can do multiple pans at a time depending on how big your oven is
  15. Thank you!!