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  1. Hi @JUJU1 Check out this article. I think it will help a lot!
  2. Aw that is a long day! I can’t imagine doing all that AND being hungry. I second the mini-meal idea. I do this too, even on Whole30s - I go to the gym right after work so if I don’t eat something in the afternoon, my workouts suffer and I’m starving by the time I get home. Like ShannonM816 said, just make sure your snack has at least two (if not all three) from the protein, carbs, and fats list. If you only eat a banana, you’re not going to be satiated, but if you eat a handful of olives, a jerky stick, and a banana, you’ll be comfortable until dinner! Another idea - do you have time (o
  3. Hi @Mackenzy Oh gosh that does sound like a lot to deal with at once! I will preface this by saying I’m not a medical professional and if you’re truly concerned about your health, please visit the doctor. That said... Your dizziness could be a result of not eating enough (especially since you said you’re not hungry in the morning and are disgusted by the idea of Whole30 food). Is there any Whole30 food you can try to eat? Don’t worry about perfectly following the meal template right now. Does an apple with almond butter sound good? Or maybe some pan fried plantains and bacon? What
  4. Hi @Scorpion016 oh no I hope you’re not in the middle of a Whole30! That flavor is super tasty, one of my favorites. It’s a great choice for your Food Freedom but because of the honey, doesn’t fly during the actual program. The Primal Kitchen varieties that are Whole30 compliant have a little logo on the front (there are at least a couple of others that have honey, including sesame ginger and honey mustard).
  5. @Danna W I love the money saving NSV!!! That is so awesome!!!
  6. It’s amazing to hear all your stories of success with kicking soda habits through the Whole30!!! My only bit of advice is that whatever he chooses to drink, to put it in a wine glass. My husband and I split a bottle of kombucha most nights and I always drink my serving out of a wine glass. It feels so festive and fun. I do this with sparkling water too, especially at restaurants when that’s the only compliant beverage other than still water. Has he tried any of the flavored kombuchas? GTs has several varieties that are compliant. They may go down easier than plain kombucha. Personally I
  7. Hi Sweetbrook, Welcome back to Whole30! I know what you mean, being on Whole30 somehow makes it easier to eat healthy because you’re bound to the rules and don’t really have to make decisions about if you should eat something off plan. On my most recent Whole30, I tried to be very introspective and reflective and see if there were any lessons I could bring forward once the program had ended. I used the Whole30 Day but Day guide to help guide these internal conversations. I came to the conclusion I was just overall not being mindful. I wasn’t really thinking through consequence
  8. Hi Praire Dawn, I’m so sorry to hear you are going through a tough time in your personal life. I’ll be honest with you, I have quit a Whole30 in the past because I was so stressed out about something going on in my life. Looking back, I wish I would have stayed on program - it was the one thing I could control at the time and I would have learned better coping mechanisms than comfort food and alcohol (which after all, is one of the biggest points of Whole30). Staying on program may allow you to handle your personal situation better because of all the NSVs people experience on Whole3
  9. Hi JAnderson03! Even if the ingredients were Whole30 compliant (which they are not), this is still something you would want to stay away from for the duration of your program. One of the biggest reasons for completing a Whole30 is to learn how to cook easy and tasty foods that you like and want to eat even after your Whole30 is over. Do you not like green veggies or veggies in general? If you’re not used to eating a lot of veggies, try masking them with foods you do like until you start to acquire a taste for them. For example, slice up a bell pepper and dip in guacamole or stir ca
  10. Gasp! Your skin transformation is amazing, Annielaura! What an awesome NSV! It sounds like you’ve learned a lot and really understand the Whole30 rules now - so the good news is it will be much easier for you to complete additional rounds in the future. It is pretty common for people to extend their Whole30 to try to address specific issues so it’s completely up to you if you think you need or want to stay on the program longer. My only advice is to just keep an eye on your calendar and make sure you allow time for the full 12+ days you need for reintroduction. So just make sure you don
  11. I love that you’re paying such close attention to detail! Like the poster above said, you can’t really add pancake batter to an over easy egg. It sounds like the waitress listened to you and I think you should believe her that they followed your instructions. You mentioned you’ve “failed” multiple times from eating out - were all of those scenarios like this, where the waiter listened to your needs, but you guessed that there was a non-compliant ingredient? I’m just wondering if there is potentially a reason you’re sabotaging your Whole30. Are you nervous about leaving the Whole30 rules
  12. The potassium metabisulfate is on the list of unacceptable additives. Here is a handy dandy list of acceptable and unacceptable additives - I have to check this all the time because I can’t remember haha. Like the poster above said, it sounds like you’re trying to prop up a habit that may be worth removing and examining the motivation behind during your Whole30. I enjoy having a compliant kombucha in a wine glass a few nights a week with dinner. It makes even an ordinary weekday feel special but I never want more than half a bottle at once, and
  13. Hi Seanm, As ShannonM816 said, they are technically compliant (the chocolate is not sweetened - if you ever try a chocolate rx bar, separate one of the chocolate chunks from the date base and try it - it is surprisingly bitter on its own). The link the previous commenter posted gives all the detail you need on why you will want to be selective with when and how you include these bars in your program (I mean this one is literally a banana bread recreation, which falls under SWYPO to me!). I love RxBars and always have a stockpile in the house, but I had to stop using them as my after
  14. Hi LindsayO, I have used coconut butter to make “fat bombs” before - there are probably other recipes but this is one I’ve made previously to try to get enough food in my very athletic husband while he was doing a Whole30 with me. Omit the maple syrup for Whole30 and leave out the walnuts since you’re sensitive to nuts. There really didn’t taste sweet to me at all and I never wanted more than a serving at once, so I had no issues with feeling like it was a SWYPO treat - but if you feel these could wake up the sugar dragon for any reason, save them for your life after Whole30! https://wha
  15. Hi Shcro0831, I know how you feel! It’s hard to stick with a program like Whole30 when you’re the only one in the house doing it. If you cook food for both of you, I would try to stick to recipes most people like and make easy adaptations to yourself. “Meat and potatoes” types of meals can be made Whole30 compliant without him noticing. Or try recipes that can be easily adapted for just your serving - spaghetti (with zoodles or other veggie noodles for your bowl and regular pasta for his), burgers (bun for him, lettuce wrap for you), chicken and rice (sub cauliflower rice for yourself).