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  1. KKL

    Living in Germany

    Hi Lovewhatyahave, I'm in Germany, too. Military as well. I know it's frustrating when you scroll through Pinterest and see all these lists like "Costco Whole30 must haves" or "Trader Joe's Essentials for Whole30"; however, I'm on day 23 and it's not bad finding good food. You just won't find as many convenient options as you would in the US or UK, and we haven't even tried to eat out. Here are my tips: Buy at the Commissary: Beef: I can get organic grass fed beef and bison (freezer section). Also, beef in Germany is expensive (thanks, mad cow disease) Ground turkey: again organic stuff in the freezer section. I use it to make turkey sausage since it's HARD to find compliant sausage here. They love the wurst, but they love it with added sugar. Ground chicken: frozen section Almond butter: Maranatha brand. Make sure it's the kind that is just almonds. Coconut milk, coconut oil, Frank's Red Hot, and most spices. Our PX carries some EPIC brand jerky and some compliant flavors of Larabars for emergency situations. They also have the single serve packets of Justin's Almond butter (great for travel) Buy on the economy: EGGS! The fresh, local ones, that you don't have to put in the fridge because they haven't chemically washed off the natural, protective cuticle. Produce. Germans are naturally good about local stuff and you don't have to worry about translating ingredients. Ghee - Alnatura or Denn's Biomarkt carry a great brand. Sauerkraut- if you get it at the natural food store, it's not pasteurized so you get all the good bacteria. Amazon.de Coconut Aminos-- had no luck in any stores, but Amazon.de carries it. Good luck!
  2. Me too! It's very frustrating since I spend 25 hours a day in the kitchen just to make it to day 22! There are LOTS of posts with poor people with the same problem. After reading through most of the other posts, the advice boils down to this: Eat meat, eat fat, then more fat, and maybe some zucchini. No nuts. No fruit. Almost no other vegetables. Sorry for the negative vibes, but that's my angry, bloated gut speaking.
  3. Hi, I am so glad someone posted this question. I am in the SAME boat! I'm on day 16 of my first Whole30. I've often struggled with constipation which I had attributed to gluten intolerance. However, I now wonder... Maybe I'm in the "it gets worse before it gets better" phase. I take a pro-biotic and magnesium supplement, and I've been following the meal plan suggestions pretty closely: sweet potato hash browns with 2 fried eggs and half an avocado for breakfast Pork carnitas on lettuce with some sliced tomatoes (and maybe the other half of the avocado) for lunch, mid afternoon snack of apple with cinnamon sprinkle (sometimes with some almond butter) and burger (beef or turkey) with ranch and fresh or roasted veggies for dinner. I've even supplemented with some prunes, and I LOVE my black coffee. I started to feel overloaded by the eggs and meat, so I went a few egg-free days and only had a small portion of meat at ONE meal. Starting to feel much better