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  1. laurelerin22

    Chicken Bouillon

    Bouillon cubes are pretty bad. I stopped using them after actually reading the ingredient list, and that was before I ever did Whole30! In general, it's tough to find store-bought compliant stock or broth (which is why the book has a recipe for them). So many of them have MSG, soy, or added sugar! I did find a couple of organic, compliant chicken and veggie stocks/broths, but I have yet to find a compliant beef broth that does not have added sugar/honey. Just remember to READ. EVERY. LABEL. Literally every one, including spices, nuts, tuna, etc. You will be shocked to find how much added crap goes into the food we buy every day at the grocery store. Good for you for committing to a restart! Good luck!!
  2. laurelerin22

    Persistent Diarrhea after re-intro

    When you had the issues with dairy, did you just do dairy for one day and then go back to Whole30 right after? Did you continue reintroducing other things, even with the persistent digestive issues? Sometimes, if you have a really bad reaction, it can take awhile for your system to get it all out and reset itself. Many people do find they have issues with dairy after being on Whole30. I wasn't nearly as bad as what you describe, but dairy now makes my stomach uneasy, full-feeling, nauseous, etc. I've narrowed it down to cheese moreso than other dairy, but I'm basically avoiding dairy altogether now. I would think it might be worthwhile to go back to Whole30 compliance until ALL symptoms are gone. Then give dairy one more try. If it affects you like this again, you probably have your culprit. Then, go back to Whole30 completely again until all symptoms are gone before reintroducing anything else. Sounds like you would benefit from doing the "slow roll" reintro instead of the "fast track".
  3. laurelerin22

    Fresh Market vs. Whole Foods vs. Publix

    Whole Foods >>> Fresh Market, in my opinion, as far as the selection of Whole30 compliant foods is concerned. Compliant deli meat is almost impossible to find. Ask your local deli counter (Publix?) if they have store made fresh roasted turkey breast or roast beef and check what they coat the outside of it with. That's probably your best bet. You can also just buy rotisserie chickens or turkey breasts and take the meat off of those. I find that I like the rotisserie chicken or turkey meat better with Whole30 meals anyway. Another option for deli meat is prosciutto. It's almost always cured with only salt. Pay for the high-end good stuff (prosciutto di parma) - it's expensive, but a half pound will last you awhile. I like to pair it with some cantaloupe or honeydew melon along with my meals. Prosciutto is also a nice alternative to bacon, if you want some meat with your eggs but don't want to go out of your way to find Whole30 approved bacon. Applegate Farms makes a prepackaged prosciutto that's really good (and totally compliant, unlike most of their other meats), but it's pricey for the amount you get.