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    victor_dan reacted to Guadopt1997 in Don't over think this.   
    Is it overthinking to wonder whether if you have a recipe from the book for protein and another one for vegetable, both of which contain fat, that the fat content might be too high?
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    victor_dan reacted to ShannonM816 in Don't over think this.   
    Sometimes you do have to take medicine. Extending your Whole30 is an excellent way to deal with this, and I hope you're feeling better.
    You're looking for sugar in the actual ingredient list. Any plant-based foods have naturally occurring sugar, so coconut milk (and tomato paste, and even raw nuts) will have some grams of sugar. That's not important. What's important is the ingredient list. If the ingredient list contains any sugar, honey, stevia, or any other sweetener (or any other off-plan ingredient like sulfites or carrageenan), it is not allowed. It is possible for food manufacturers to make a food that lists sugar in the ingredients but has 0 grams in the nutrition info -- they can make the servings small enough to get the number down to 0 -- but because there is sugar in the ingredients list, it would still not be okay for Whole30. 
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    victor_dan reacted to Yvette Zustra in Don't over think this.   
    So frustrating when people have "WHOLE30" recipes that aren't compliant!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for the clarification
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    victor_dan reacted to SugarcubeOD in Don't over think this.   
    Yep!  People try and capitalize on a successful program - anything that seems 'too good to be true' probably is.  Especially things that don't fit the template like this bowl or things you'd really have to bend to fit the template
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    victor_dan reacted to AR3825 in Don't over think this.   
    This is the whole truth. My fiancé might get Cheetos and a Dr. Pepper to make it through if anything at all. 8-12 hours with nothing to eat? I couldn’t do it. That’s why the people who do in order to keep the rest of us alive are truly a blessing. We are trying to think of Whole 30 compliant emergency foods that she can grab instead. I think trying those beef “granola bar” looking things off the approved company list might be a good idea before we start. It is still strange to me having a meat “granola bar” shaped emergency beef pack. I hope someone knows what I’m talking about. 
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    victor_dan reacted to AmyS in Don't over think this.   
    Woot!!! Beautiful post! Thank you!
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    victor_dan reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
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    victor_dan reacted to Kristen Cochran in Cooking with Olive Oil   
    Hello!  My husband and I are on Day 10.  Working great for me so far annnnnnd I used to be a vegetarian.  Eating all this protein is giving my body what it has been lacking.  I practically slept this whole summer away.  Now I'm getting so much done!
    Anyway, we have been cooking with olive oil bc we thought it was compliant but just read that it's not recommended. 
    What are the reasons for that?
    Thank you!