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    On-Plan mustard

    I know what to look for with mustard- specifically no sugar or wine- but the ones I've had have been REALLY sharp and acidic- to the point there's no flavor. Any recommended brands? I've tried Annie's Organic and 365. The brands I like (Maille and Grey Poupon) have sulphites and wine.
  2. I just started my second W30 and, as I did last time, I shared my plans publicly on Facebook and Insta and told my family. The first time I did this, my mom was very supportive (my dad kinda couldn't care less either way- I just tell him what I can eat and send recipes that will work for everyone). When I told mom in December I'm doing W30 again her initial response was "Why?" Not inquisitive, more judgey. I had some lingering effects from gluten and dairy last time and she felt that means this doesn't work for me. I explained about A) getting out of sync over the holidays and B ) needing to refocus my eating. She sorta shrugged it off. I spend a lot of time with my family and we cook together whenever we see each other. This has me feeling embarrassed and like I don't want to speak up about my needs next time I go to their house.
  3. Not sure if I should post this here or in reintroduction... I'm coming up on the end of my Whole30 and trying to map out my dairy reintro. Since this is my second go, I'm skipping reintroducing legumes and GF grains, and doing a dairy break down- lactose free, then grassfed, then conventional. Please send ideas for dairy heavy meals.
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    I'm on day 1 of my second W30 and just realized my vitamin D pill has safflower oil and my vitamin B has cornstarch! While nether is medically required, I definitely would prefer not to go off them if I don't have to. What should I do?
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    9 days in and frustrated

    Other fat sources are olives, avocado and fatty fish like salmon or sardines (make sure they're compliant if they're canned). Definitely make sure brekkie is heavy on the protein and good fats to start the day, along with fiber-full veggies. I made myself a sausage hash- pork sausage, sweet potatoes, broccoli and onions. It gets me through til lunch. If I worked out in the AM, I throw an egg on it, but I don't always miss it. Also make sure you're hydrating.
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    9 days in and frustrated

    Are you me? I was coming here for support too. Day 9 on #2 as well! For me, I've made it through FAR worse tummy troubles than I had last time and seem to be ok for the last 24hrs, but now I'm flagging. I like to go through the upcoming circulars and plan my meals around what's on sale. I'm trying to plan but I've lost all drive. I just want to give up, eat what I have on hand and planning be damned. I think I'm also hitting some decision paralysis.
  7. I'm currently in my second Whole30 and, last time I did this, I had no issues with legumes or GF grains. I'm wondering, to give me more time analyzing my reactions to gluten and dairy, is it ok to gloss over the legume/GF reintros- maybe skip them all together. Just leap right into dairy (which I'm breaking into lactose free dairy, then grassfed dairy, then conventional dairy, all with 2 days between), followed by gluten. I would, of course, still stick to the plan of being 100% compliant outside of the reintro areas. I would, once completely done, resume eating legumes and GF grains.
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    Corned Beef

    I'm half Irish, half Jewish and I tell me friends I'm corned beef. Corned Beef is an Irish American thing that came about when the Irish immigrants met the Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. This is why I tell everyone to avoid any pub in Ireland that serves it.
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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!
  10. I found this recently and it looks amazing and W30 friendly if you skip the lentils. My question is, what can I sub in for the lentils, since it needs something to bump up the nutrition and heartiness. I eat all things. Harissa Lentils with Roast Squash and Tahini Dressing
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    PCOS and Whole30

    I know this is from a while ago, but as a fellow PCOS sufferer, I wanted to reach out. How did it going? How did the year since go? I did my first W30 in June and noticed better skin- since dropping gluten and limiting dairy, my skin is definitely clearer, though not perfect.
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    Lactose Free dairy?

    Last time I did Whole30, I had some issues with dairy. I didn't give it up completely afterward, but am eating significantly less now, though the issues have mostly subsided. I'm doing W30 again in January and planning a multi-step Dairy reintro. First trying grass fed/organic products, wait a few days, then lactose free products, wait a few days, then "standard" dairy. My question is, is there dairy that's naturally lactose free/super low? Other than stuff branded Lactaid?
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    latke recipe?

    I know I'm kinda late to this Latke party, but my recipes is 4 med russets, 1 onion, 1 egg, salt and pepper. Grate the onion and potatoes together into a dish towel, squeeze out as much liquid as you can into a bowl. Let it sit for 10 min, then drain, leaving the starch in the bottom. Add the grated veg, scrambled egg and seasoning and mix. Heat avocado oil in a cast iron skillet- about 1/4 inch deep. Add 1/4c drops of mixture, smoothing the top. Cook for 1-2 min/side, until deep golden brown. Serve with compliant applesauce. Leftovers are great the next day with a poached egg and a little horseradish.
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    Second time around

    Not sure if this is the right section for this. I did Whole30 successfully this June and was planning on doing it again January. The thing is, I know I'm good with legumes and have not had any issues. What's your take on re-doing W30 but with a slight tweak, like leaving that group in?
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    Throwing away food

    I did my Whole30 in June and I prepared (I knew I was going to do this by January) by cleaning my kitchen through attrition- stocking compliant things to replace non-compliant. I was mostly good about, but some pasta and fish sticks crept in anyway. I also figured shelf stable/freezer things could linger until after. Now I'm done and have realized I need to strictly limit dairy and gluten. I gave my mom a bunch of stuff and gave away a lot of sealed items, but I still have food (fish sticks, breadcrumbs, mac and cheese, beer). I have given my family everything they will take and some of these are open or just not ok to donate (ei: beer). I'm really struggling with throwing food out, even if it's what I need to do to be healthy in the long-run. For those who made lifestyle changes after Whole30- what did you do? Did you throw food away?
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    Throwing away food

    Holy cow. That really hit home. THANK YOU.
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    What to do with over-ripe plantains

    I bought plantains to make a hash, but they ripened too slowly, I went on vacation and now they are solidly brown and super soft (I threw them in the fridge before I left). Any tips for what to make with them?
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    Real Plans for Single People

    I don't know if this will help, but I'm also a singleton, did my whole30 and reintro on my own. Within the first week I learned I couldn't live on the exact same thing each day. I started making multiple smaller meals on my meal prep day (prep 2 3-serving meals instead of 1 5-6 serving meal or make things that build in variety- basic chicken and veggies, then mix it up with sauces). I also made a HUGE batch of chili and froze it in individual portions so I can always grab one if I run out of time or just need some variety. Also, frozen burgers (I have turkey, salmon and mahi-mahi from Trader Joes)- they are yummy with cauliflower rice or zoodles. I did have some issues with waste, but mostly from meals I got sick of before eating them up- it taught me about myself. To your other questions, my budget is $275/month (I live in the NYC area) and I went over a bit during Whole30, but I figured it balanced sine I wan't dining out at all (from another expense budget).
  19. I know we throw the scale away during whole 30, but what about during the reintro? I've been weighing myself daily (I started reintro July 1), though I know weight can fluctuate, I want to see if anything causes a multi-day gain.
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    Warped Mentality

    I'm on day 11 and mostly doing ok- cravings haven't been horrible. My issue is my headspace. I see a commercial for Taco Bell and my brain immediately goes "when I'm done with this, I'll have that." I know it's not about depriving yourself, but I don't want to fall into bad habits and just go crazy once this is "over".
  21. I don't know where to post this. I'm on day 8 and my stomach's a bit upset. Normally, I'd reach for some tums or pepto but low and behold- BOTH contain sweeteners! Any compliant tips? Currently sipping sleepytime mint tea since it's the only this I could think of, although it's the AM and I'm at work.
  22. We all know what they say about beans and their "magical" properties. Given that, how do you differentiate a true issue with beans/legumes from beans just being beans? Yesterday was my legume intro and my stomach wasn't awful, but it was quite gassy and I definitely felt VERY full for a while. I love beans and don't want to have to give them up!
  23. Make whole30 meals, but cook them in one of the oils per day. Use the oil in salad dressing. Just use it in place of what compliant oils you've been using.
  24. Ok, I'm only on day 13, but I'm a planner- my whole30 + reintroduction is all mapped out in excel spreadsheets. I'm trying to figure out what meals to use for my introduction phase and curious what other people did. Thanks in advance!
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    Homemade Tomato Sauce

    I tend to make my own sauce anyway, but it always comes out very acidic. Without adding dates or anything, is there a way to balance the acid from the tomatoes?