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    True Primal

    Bacon! Please Help

    FYI, pedersonsfarms makes Fully Cooked Uncured No Sugar Added Hickory Smoked Bacon. It's a little more expensive than grocery bacon, but since it's shelf-stable it can ship anywhere.
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    Butter or ghee

    Clarified butter and ghee are both okay -- they're basically made by the same process, but ghee is cooked a little longer which gives it a little different flavor. Both are cooked until the milk solids separate out, and then those are strained away. They're allowed on whole30 because the problematic parts of dairy products should all be strained out, although occasionally people who are really sensitive to dairy can't tolerate them either.
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    Bacon! Please Help

    @Shani_SWP Yes! And when you cook prosciutto, it gets crispy like bacon, so voila! It's waaaaaay easier to find compliant prosciutto.
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    Shani_swp, Great idea on labeling the tops, I will do this on refrigerated items. These seem harder to separate than the pantry in my house.
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    @Lorna from Canada Food freedom is definitely a process! Even for me, after 3 rounds of Whole30 and becoming a coach, I still have to "do the work". The book "Food Freedom Forever" goes a lot in depth, but here's an excerpt from the website: https://whole30.com/2019/02/worth-it-food-freedom/ . Am I 100% perfect? Heck no. Do I do the work 100% of the time? Heck no, but I do do the work most of the time, and I don't punish and berate myself if I eat something without thinking it through. Rather, I go through the process and talk to myself and try to figure out why I didn't do the work (was I sad, ravenous, upset, etc), and remind myself to be more mindful next time. Knowing that dairy, legumes give me skin issues and gluten makes me feel terrible, all help to keep me eating what is best for me. AND...just remember, because you have a BITE of something, that doesn't mean you need to finish the whole thing if you don't want to!
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    Compliant bacon - FOUND!

    You find out what the ingredients are, and if they follow the rules for whole30, it is compliant. For bacon, the most common non-whole30 ingredient would be sweetener of some sort, usually sugar, but could be maple syrup or something else. Just review the rules, ask about the ingredients, and if there's something you're unsure about, try googling whole30 plus that ingredient, and if that doesn't bring up an answer, you can post here and we'll see if we can figure it out. Rules are here if you need to review them: https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/
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    Sounds like a fantastic plan!! And very similar to the conclusions I am coming to (great minds!!)
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    Bacon! Please Help

    You know, it's been a while since I looked (not being a huge bacon fan myself). It occurs to me that they might stock these now... I work across from WF so I can go check next time I'm there.
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    Amino Almonds!

    I just adapted my mom's tamari almonds for W30 and they're awesome! Roast 1lb raw, whole almonds at 300F for 15 mins on a cookie sheet, lined with foil or parchment. In a heat-proof bowl, toss almonds with 1/4c coconut aminos and 1/4 tsp salt. Let sit for 5 minutes. Toss again, then place in a single layer on the same sheet, and roast until dark mahogany outside, toasty brown inside. Took me about 30 min, tossing every 10. Let cool completely, then enjoy!
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    This is not really a valid argument... there are studies that also show that whole grains are good for you and dairy is a necessary component of a healthy adult's diet and yet, those are rules that the original poster 'chose' to follow. No one here is saying she should never weigh herself again (altho most people that complete a Whole30 end up breaking up with their scales for good). Tom was saying that it's frustrating that for 30 days, she chose to follow SOME rules and not others. Would you say the same if she said she did a whole30 but decided to allow herself International Delights coffee creamer? No, of course not. The Hartwigs understand that how we TREAT our bodies/minds is just as important as what we put IN them... hence the no scale rule. After a Whole 30, people are free to weigh themselves as much as they want... but knowingly and blatantly breaking a rule is not a successful completion of Whole30 and the people that come by here in the next days, weeks and months looking for an 'excuse' to break the scale rule should read this discussion and know that it's not acceptable.
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    Hi Murraygold, sorry that you feel that Tom's answer was shaming. I don't agree that it was at all. He stated some truths without flowery language that are, perhaps, not sitting well with you. The Whole30 is very clear. Follow all the rules for 30 days and you have done a Whole30. Break a rule and you have not. Weighing is a rule. The mere fact that you do not believe it was "in you" to not weigh yourself for 30 days is a clear sign that you are allowing yourself to be ruled by a $20 piece of plastic. Were you not, you would have had no problem putting it aside for 30 days. This is not meant to be condescending or rude, just the truth that we have experienced with thousands of members. You aren't the first person to have trouble with the scale, that's why it's a hard rule of the Whole30. Whether you allowed the scale to dictate your behaviour is only yours to know....but you obviously have a deep seated need to know what that number is and the only way to really understand "WHY" for yourself is to give it up for 30 days. That is why Tom says you short changed yourself. As women in this crazy, social media, everything on display culture that we live in are taught that our value and our worth in the world is directly linked to our size, weight, body shape, physical appearance. The smaller we are the more we believe and are told that we deserve love and happiness and I'm sorry, that is just bullshit. You don't need to know your body's physical gravity response every day, you really don't. The fit of your clothes, the deepness of your sleep, your skin, hair, eyes and heart know if you are on the right track. It may seem a silly rule; don't weigh. Until you really look at why that is part of the Whole30 and then it makes perfect sense. Breaking up with sugar and breaking up with scale are given the same importance in this program. Finally, as I said, you are not the first person to ever feel overwhelmed by the idea of not weighing yourself every day, you're not. But for every single person who struggled through 30 days of wishing that they could stand on the scale but digging deep and breaking that addiction/pattern, allowing someone to claim victory when they blatantly disregarded the rules isn't right. It's not fair to stand and say that whatever you do that's better than it was before is a successful Whole30 because it's simply not true and it's discourteous to those that actually did follow the rules. I'm sorry that you didn't like Tom's response, he is our resident "no bullshit" expert and tends not to sugar coat anything.
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    Not stepping on the scale is not a suggestion. It is a rule. Something that we have found to be important through experience with 1000s of people. You were not an exception. You short-changed yourself by weighing. You let the scale guide your behavior and you did not learn important lessons that you still need to learn. I am glad that you had a positive experience over all, but frustrated that you did not fully engage with the Whole30 process.