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    praxisproject got a reaction from ArtFossil in Silicon dioxide   
    If your regular stores seem to only have non-compliant tuna, check any ethnic grocers or delis.
    I find lots of small tins of compliant Italian tuna in high quality olive oil in italian/european delis (I'm in Australia)
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    praxisproject got a reaction from ArtFossil in FODMAPs and Whole 30   
    Also, if anyone is thinking of blogging, I think a lot of people would love a Whole30/LowFODMAP blog
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Gramma in Older women following Whole30   
    I love the emails <3
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Gramma in Older women following Whole30   
    Welcome back! hope you feel better soon
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Jazmin in Anyone in the UK for 2 Jan start?   
    You might like this UK/Ireland Sourcing thread
     
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Saramariz in January 2nd start date   
    I'm probably not doing a Whole30 in January, but I'm certainly going to do a bunch of Whole30 recipes Riding my own bike now, but I haven't added much back in.
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    praxisproject reacted to vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Hi all, I started today too. Glad everyone is here. I've done several rounds of Whole30 (my first was in June 2015), and have experienced many benefits from changing lifestyle habits over the long term. YES it can be done!!! I may not post much (trying to minimize screen time), but I'll be following along and rooting for you all...
    Good luck!  : )
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    praxisproject got a reaction from jmcbn in Headaches and Poop   
    Did you start taking any supplements you weren't taking before? Get much natural potassium? (bananas & avocado both have heaps)
    You could try having a lot more fat, it's one of the things that keeps everything moving (fat + water + veggies).
    Zucchini is a great one for lots of gentle fibre, especially for replacing potatoes as it's neither a nightshade nor a FODMAP (in case one of those is giving you any trouble).
    Constipation can also cause headaches, so try and work on both problems as it may be caused by the same issue.
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    praxisproject got a reaction from jmcbn in Holiday Sugar Issues!   
    Some of this is establishing new sustainable ways of feeling good. If any type of sugar sends you on a 3 day bender, it might be something you need to avoid, it's a good reason to think about foods with no brakes, some things can be compliant or even healthy, but the way you interact with them might not be. If your blood sugar is quite sensitive, dried fruit (especially dates) and even fruit and some veggies can just be sugar dressed in fruit/veg clothing.
    Everyone is different and some of these things may not be forever. Over time our bodies heal and can be more tolerant of things, the reverse is true, when we're not feeling great, things can impact us a lot more. I used to have a lot of problems with dates, now I stick to only 1 max per day and I'm fine, but a while ago, even 1 was too many. The less I eat them, the less I miss them and the less I want them.
    This is my go-to comfort food, if I'm feeling under the weather or just having a food-grief moment, love this soup, made with chicken bone broth http://meljoulwan.com/2012/11/05/silky-gingered-zucchini-soup/
    If someone had told me a few years ago I'd really enjoy zucchini soup, I'd have hit them in the face with a soup bowl (clearly I'm a much nicer person now lol but seriously, when you feel well, so many things are easier - and this soup is really good)
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Saramariz in January 2nd start date   
    For those keen on finding recipes, my two favourites are Well Fed (Mel Joulwan) http://meljoulwan.com/wellfed/ and Nomnompaleo (Michelle Tam) http://nomnompaleo.com/
      Have they done a Whole30? Oh yes indeedy!
    http://meljoulwan.com/2017/01/02/whole30-resources-mega-post/
    http://nomnompaleo.com/post/155276926793/ready-for-the-january-whole30
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    praxisproject got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    Hi Saramariz Melbourne here, lots of Aussies in this Food Sourcing thread
     
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    praxisproject got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    for Oh the Irony and any other ear sufferers, if you notice your symptoms go away during Whole30, pay extra attention during Reintroductions after you finish, keep a food diary.
    Some know ear-irritants include dairy and peanuts (surprise!), but really, anything which causes inflammation can cause this feeling.
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    praxisproject reacted to ShannonM816 in Travel to St. Louis, MO   
    Don't assume that, about Panera or any other restaurant.
    Salad dressings can have sweeteners in them -- they may use honey or maple syrup, but that's still sweeteners and not allowed. Meats can be marinated in marinades containing soy or sweeteners. Mayo can have soy or sweeteners in it. Panera's website is pretty helpful, and if you click on individual menu items, it does show detailed ingredients, so it is possible that you could figure out what to order that would be totally compliant, but you would have to do your research, and frankly, while I enjoy Panera, I'm not sure their food is worth that kind of trouble, if there are other options.
    @aeskewes, I've never been to St. Louis, so I can't give you specific restaurants, but a few general suggestions. First, google St. Louis Paleo and see if anything comes up. Not all paleo is Whole30, but it's a good start, and if they cater to a paleo crowd, they will likely be familiar with Whole30, and used to having people ask questions and make special requests. If you can't find specifically paleo restaurants, maybe look for farm to table restaurants, or steak places. Either of those might be easier to come up with compliant options than just general restaurants. Once you've found a restaurant or two that looks like it might be a good possibility, look for their website and see if they list ingredients. If they don't, but they do have a menu online, pick a few possible dishes that look like they might be compliant, and call the restaurant sometime, not during their lunch or dinner rush, and ask, so that you know before hand what to order and what to specify when you get there. You can ask the questions at the restaurant as you order, but most people prefer not to do that, so calling first saves you some time and trouble once you're there.
    Here's a download with general tips on dining out.  Hopefully some other folks from the area can give you more specific feedback on restaurants before you head out there.
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    praxisproject reacted to Saramariz in January 2nd start date   
    Thanks!! I'll try some recipes this week.
    Are you also starting this week? 
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    praxisproject reacted to Bellad in January 2nd start date   
    I started today.  It's my second Whole30.  I did it last September as well.  The first time was a major lifestyle change.  I've kept up with most of it, so I'm hoping to refine this time.  I cleaned out the refrigerator yesterday and made some stick blender mayo.  Am now going to make some ketshup from the Well Fed site.  I want to use this as an opportunity to try some new foods.  Made some bok choy tonight that turned out excellent.  Made it before an it was an unappetizing mush.  So this time I was very careful not to overcook.  I want to focus more on exercising throughout the process.  Anyway, hi to all of you.  Glad you're here.
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    praxisproject reacted to NancyAlways in January 2nd start date   
    I made a big roast chicken to have easy protien for most days.  It wasn't an easy first day.  I was worried about starving while eating the wonderful roast chicken with broccoli, sweet potato and salad.  I know its not logical but there it is.  But breakfast and luncha are ready for tomorrow and I have a good plan for dinner.  Thanks for the inspiration everyone!
    Nancy
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Saramariz in January 2nd start date   
    For those keen on finding recipes, my two favourites are Well Fed (Mel Joulwan) http://meljoulwan.com/wellfed/ and Nomnompaleo (Michelle Tam) http://nomnompaleo.com/
      Have they done a Whole30? Oh yes indeedy!
    http://meljoulwan.com/2017/01/02/whole30-resources-mega-post/
    http://nomnompaleo.com/post/155276926793/ready-for-the-january-whole30
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    praxisproject got a reaction from Saramariz in January 2nd start date   
    Let me know if you need any local info you can't find
    For any others outside the USA, you may have a thread for your local region in the Sourcing Good Food section, if there isn't one, start your own!
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    praxisproject reacted to Anji Branch in January 2nd start date   
    I'm starting too!  
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    praxisproject reacted to keightlynn in Whole milk for babies- necessary when no longer breastfeeding?   
    My son (15 months) is allergic to milk and soy. His dr, allergist, and nutritionist all said he doesn't need milk. He does still have a bit of hypoallergenic formula because he likes it, but they said as long as he is eating a balanced diet then he doesn't even need that. His ped actually told me "no other species drinks another mammals milk." Just make sure you have solid dietary sources of calcium and Vit D or give them a multivitamin.
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    praxisproject reacted to SugarcubeOD in Whole milk for babies- necessary when no longer breastfeeding?   
    Cow's milk is made specifically for and used for turning small baby cows into enormous hulking adult cows... it seems like a stretch to say that human babies need this as we are not trying to turn them into enormous hulking adult cows... if you are concerned, try breastfeeding for longer or speak to a nutritionist or dietician who you trust... the attitude towards milk is changing and I don't personally think that it's necessary with all the other food out there to feed a child milk of another species.
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    praxisproject reacted to Ladybugbutt in Older women following Whole30   
    LOVE the Whole30Daily - it's a great tool!  I am getting that again this time around, and I also signed up for RealPlans meal planner, and am really having fun playing around with it!  
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    praxisproject reacted to shelley417 in Older women following Whole30   
    I know the feeling. We can do this! 
    I did a Whole 100 in 2013. Best health ever. Been basically Paleo through 2015. 
    Like everything else that went bad in 2016 I fell off the program. 
    Very much looking forward to renewed health! 
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    praxisproject reacted to jamk321 in January 2nd start date   
    Did lots of meal prep today- hardboiled eggs, hamburger patties, cauliflower rice, roasted veggies, sweet potato and brussels sprouts w/ balsamic reduction. I also made the homemade mayo recipe in the Whole 30 book.... OMG SO SO good! Have slow cooker chili and stuffed bell peppers on the menu for this week. Made sure I have "in case of emergency" snacks stowed in my car for when I get stuck in traffic. I have followed a similar lifestyle change in the past and learned prep is key. If you have options in the fridge, it makes sticking to it much easier- especially when you are tired after a long day of work. 
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    praxisproject reacted to SugarcubeOD in DoTERRA Supplements and Whole30   
    No, sorry, no soy of any kind, even if it claims to have been de-soy-ifyed (totally made up word).  We don't make sub rules for any of the items on the no list... even if they claim to be less than 2% or manufactured to make them inert... If it's listed in the ingredients and on the 'no' list, it's a no for the 30 days.