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  1. Aldi has dried cranberries that are sweetened with pineapple juice. Tesco sells a compliant beef stock concentrate (Masterchef brand), unfortunately the chicken stock had sugar.
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    Day 12 - things only worse, want to quit

    Your worsening of you skin issues might not be food related at all, I know loads of expats who complain about this sort of thing and most have attributed it to the different water and/or different products (soap, face wash, detergent, etc)
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    Meal planning on a budget

    Essentially, buy what's on offer/cheap. (If you have freezer space buy extra of what's on offer and freeze it) And don't use the fancy, expensive ingredients. Avocados are quite expensive here, so I stick with olive oil and olives for most of my fats. Same with vegetables, buy what's in season and cheap and just be creative with what you can get. Unfortunately, hard to give any specifics as I'm not familiar with what's available in Holland.
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    The Great Pancake controversy

    The fish cakes from Well Fed 2 (baked in muffin tins) are our new favourite breakfast. (there are eggs in them, but they aren't eggy)
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    Eating during a military exercise

    I'm fairly sure they wont let people with coeliac serve in the armed forces here. I thought it was the same with the US?
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    Do these mishaps count as fail?

    You can still count yourself as having done 30 days without wheat, dairy, soy, etc which is still a solid accomplishment, just not technically a Whole 30.
  7. Any places in London that people would recommend for paleo-friendly eating? Or even just gluten-free.
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    Day25 great but....

    Do you have a slow cooker? That almost feels as if someone else is cooking for you, when you come in and there's a hot meal waiting for you I do most of the cooking in the house, so completely understand where you're coming from. I was chuffed to find frozen burgers in the freezer this morning that I'd made a few weeks ago - It feels different than the cooking on the weekend for the rest of the week. I definitely make a lot more simple meals (just meat & veg/salad) than I did when I first started eating Whole 30. If you live with anyone else. get them to help you with the cooking.... at least that can change it up a bit and relieve some of the pressure. Or if not, invite some friends round and cook a meal together.
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    Sourcing Good Food in New Zealand?

    I've found loads of sugar free bacon in the UK, have you had a look at the places where you usually do your shopping?
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    Am I On Track?

    My husband was tired all the time as well before he started a Whole 30. As in, asleep in bed by 8:30 most nights, after a nap on the couch after work. Following the Whole 30 did sort out his sleep and tiredness after about 2 weeks.
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    Starting July 21

    Lol, Bee - why in the world did you have a coffee if it doesn't agree with you?! Mind, I do the exact same thing. I don't even really like coffee (any more, I used to drink probably 10 cups a day), but if someone offers me a coffee I'll still say yes. I've actually started drinking my tea black. Accidentally. As I hadn't realised the milk had gone off before making the tea. And it tastes exactly the same as it did with milk.... probably because I was only putting a drop in anyway. Well done on not eating crappy food to go with your crappy day!! That's definitely one of my downfalls, I do great with my diet until I'm stressed out and then it just goes to pot.
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    August 4 Start Group

    Vicki - "partner" is the word people use here, but maybe that still implies a same-sex relationship in the US. I see OH (other half) used on the internet a lot too.
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    Starting July 21

    Bee- Dairy is technically a restart I think I've read about some people who have started reintroducing other things but extending just the dairy for a full 30 days before reintroducing that. It's not really technically a "Whole 30", but that doesn't mean you won't still get all the benefits of it.
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    That sounds about right
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    Starting July 21

    The fish cakes were great for breakfast again this morning. Then this evening, I tried the fried sardines from Well Fed 2 for dinner tonight and they were excellent as well. I've just realised that I've had fish for all 3 of my meals today I'm off to the National Eisteddfod tomorrow. It's only held once a year and moves around the country, so it's only really easily accessible every 2 years or so. So, as one of my main goals is trying to work Whole 30 eating into my life outside of a Whole 30 context, I've decided that I'm not really fussed about trying to stick to Whole 30 eating and will take advantage of whatever local foods there are on offer and restart again on Sunday if need be.