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    Kay47 reacted to Nigel in Starting tomorrow 19/10   
    Hi there,
    Thank you Kay & John for your support, much appreciated
    Sorry for the slow reply! I am now day 10 and really enjoying the whole30. I have found that by making a much bigger dinner I can reuse the vegetables in a nice frittata with eggs the next day. My wife Katie is not doing whole30 but she is being super supportive and helping with menu choices a week in advance.
    I started the whole30 for an immune system reboot due to persistent mouth ulcers and generally feeling tired and lethergic. No more mouth ulcers and feel like I am slowly getting my energy levels back!
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    Kay47 reacted to smiths37 in smiths37 #3   
    Starting my third Whole30 on Sunday. It will lead me right up to Thanksgiving, so hopefully I won't feel so bad about indulging! 
    Yesterday I planned out all my meals and made my grocery list for my first week. Saturday will be grocery shopping and little bit of meal prep. 
    I haven't been too kind to my body over the last few months (thanks 'rona!), so I'm excited and feeling really motivated to be successful!
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    Kay47 reacted to David E in Help! Is Ascorbate Bio-C compliant   
    Thank you so much, Kay . . . now on Day 5 — "Kill All the Things." Trying to have "fun" with it with the family!
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    Kay47 got a reaction from BabyBear in Wonderful Pistachios...Salt & Pepper Flavor   
    Hi AndreaElizabeth,
    Here's a helpful article written by Melissa about whether you should start over or not. https://whole30.com/start-over/ It depends on what your goals are for this round. If it is to kick a sugar dragon, then you might consider starting over. If not and sugar was the only non-compatible ingredient in the pistachios, it might be ok to continue on. Especially since you have a vacation planned that would interrupt your Whole30 round if you had to start over. Hope this helps.
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    Kay47 reacted to ladyshanny in Made by Whole30   
    Made by Whole30. Meet our brand new line of Whole30 salad dressings and dipping sauces. They are inspired by Melissa Urban's own kitchen creations, designed with you in mind, and 100% Whole30 down to the very last detail. The Whole30 HQ team worked together to hand-select our five-flavor debut:

    House Ranch: a Whole30 staple and the best darn Ranch you’ll ever try
    Buffalo Vinaigrette: made famous in Melissa's chicken-blueberry-hot-sauce salads
    Elderberry Vinaigrette: a dash of fruity sweetness with zero added sugar
    Creamy Balsamic: a classic with a creamy twist
    Secret Sauce: inspired by Utah Fry Sauce, our version is good on everything

    They’re available exclusively through Thrive Market, and right now you can take an additional 30% off of the four dressings—House Ranch, Buffalo Vinaigrette, Elderberry Vinaigrette, and Creamy Balsamic. (Keep your eyes out for Secret Sauce, which is coming very soon.)

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    Make sure to tag us and use #madebyWhole30 when you post your taste tests, reviews, and recipes. We can’t wait to hear what you think.
    Made by Whole30 Dressings & Dips

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    Kay47 got a reaction from Jennifer Jensen in What are your best veggie prep secrets?   
    I wash all my produce when I get home from the grocery store. It's an added step that day, but I find it saves me time when cooking and it makes me more apt to eat fruits and veggies!
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    Kay47 got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Exhausted and I don’t know why   
    Hey Sholmes,
    There are so many factors in Food Freedom and life in general that could cause exhaustion. Stress or lack of consistent sleep could contribute. Moving off the meal template, not eating enough food or enough fat/carbs could also contribute. You could try going back to the structure of the meal template for three meals a day to see if that helps. If you've stopped reading labels, you might also be unknowingly consuming non-Whole30 compatible ingredients. Maybe there's maltodextrin (aka sugar) in your popcorn or soybean oil in your cashews. Lastly, I find that quantity/frequency of non-Whole30 foods affects me. For example, I can tolerate rice for 2 or 3 days. But my stomach is affected if I eat rice every day for a week. So what "serving size" of the added/reintroduction foods is personalized to how much you can have before you see negative effects. If you're still exhausted when back on the meal template and checking food labels for sneaky non-compatible ingredients, you can always return to a reset. Maybe a 3, 5, or 7 day reset would be enough to restore your energy. Hope this helps!
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    Kay47 got a reaction from BabyBear in What has been your most lasting food habit after Whole30?   
    My biggest habit that has stuck is not snacking or having dessert after dinner every night. I occasionally indulge or eat after dinner if I'm truly hungry or it's a worth-it dessert. This was the hardest habit for me to kick. I remember feeling tortured the first week of my first round not having chips or cookies/candy every night. I'm so glad it truly stuck and is effortless now. 
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    Kay47 reacted to Amura in What has been your most lasting food habit after Whole30?   
    Mine was sugar.
    I used to have sugar in my tea. I never do that anymore.
    I've learned that when you order tea in a cafe it's likely to be left to over-infuse (while they serve the coffee for everyone else) so whenever I go to a cafe I only order mint tea (which I don't mind overinfused). Black/green tea when infused for too long taste bitter and I've learned I used sugar to balance that out.
    I've quit sugar from my daily life as it is.
    I might indulge in an ocasional treat, but I'm able to keep it actually ocasional and I'm proud of that.
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    Kay47 got a reaction from MissHLG in Feeling anxiety over eating out!!   
    Hi MissHLG,
    Anxiety around eating out on the whole30 is totally normal! It sounds like you're doing all the right things by asking the restaurant about ingredients, cooking oils, etc. Restaurants are used to answering ingredient questions or making modifications, because so many people have allergies or intolerances. I think you can trust that they are making any modifications that you request (the last thing they want is a customer to get sick after eating their food). Also, seed oils are banned on whole30, but it's only suggested to limit canola oil at home. This rule is specifically because some restaurants only cook in canola oil, and the whole30 program understands that you may want or need to eat outside of your home sometimes! I don't think you need to start over after finding 1 corn kernel in your salad bowl. It was 1 kernel that you did not eat. Lastly, there is no such thing as a perfect whole30. This article is great to reassure that you're doing your best, and sometimes good enough is good enough. https://whole30.com/perfect-whole30/
    Hope this helps! Keep up the good work.
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    Kay47 reacted to mazzystarslight in Whole30 Round 2 in NoVa (Started April 13)   
    So great to connect! Your forum strategy is a lot better than mine, which has been looking at foods I can't eat right now online/Instagram -- I'm hoping to kick this soon, I don't cave in it's just tempting!
    I read the info on smoothies from another post I made on the "Can I have..." thread; I may try to cut back, but I have only made a few a week with a banana, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, unsweetened coconut cream, and ice, so I feel like mine aren't as sugary as other smoothies with more/different kinds of fruit. Sometimes I forget these technical parts of the book and could utilize Google more, which I mostly use when I'm shopping to see what's recommended at the store I'm going to or if I can have certain ingredients (so many names to remember!). I also got the Food Freedom audio book (so not an audiobook person!) and may try it on my bike ride soon. Happy halfway 
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    Kay47 got a reaction from stream26 in Hello all.   
    Hi, welcome to the whole30 community! I hope/think you will find what you're looking for with the program. When is your start date? I'm doing my second whole30 round right now (first was October last year), and find the online forum/community so helpful. I also loved reading "It Starts With Food" during my first round. It made sense of the program and reinforced why I was doing it.
    Best wishes!