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  1. GFChris

    Day 12: stinky gas since I started

    Besides the great advice above, be sure you're drinking enough water: we recommend 1/2 an ounce of water per pound of body weight, daily.
  2. Many people have opted to separate corn out and test on its own day, so you could certainly do that.
  3. The 7 Day Meal Plan is not available as a downloadable item. It's only available in The Whole30 book.
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    Don't over think this.

    Yes, those *sulfite* numbers are off limits on a Whole30. This listing is a helpful reference: whether to restart, read this and decide:
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    I wouldn't trust the cleanliness of any Chipotle right now, given all the press they've had lately. You might want to call the location where you ate and report your illness to management.
  6. Ahh ... thanks for clarifying Susan! My misinterpretation - sorry!
  7. The shopping list Tina made is intended to be used for shopping for recipes in The Whole30 book's 7 day meal plan. All recipes in The Whole30 book are Whole30 compliant.
  8. Answered in this thread:
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    The crazy things people say

    I'm speechless ... How did you respond to that????
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    Noticing More Acne

    You might try dropping the nuts completely and see if that helps. Are you drinking at least 1/2 oz of water per pound of body weight, daily? Also, are you having coconut milk? Some folks have had issues with coconut milk in BPA lined cans.
  11. Everyone feels differently, physically and/or psychologically. For me, dairy made my stomach hurt and non-gluten grains and legumes made me gassy and bloated. I've been off gluten for years (diagnosed as gluten-sensitive). If I accidentally ingest gluten, I get diarrhea. Sugar: I didn't do an official reintro, but I infrequently have a bite or two of quality dark chocolate and I can tolerate that. I also significantly cut my wine consumption post-Whole30, because I feel my former amount of wine intake caused stomach bloat for me.
  12. Wow - that must have taken you a lot of time. To clarify, the 7 day meal plan does not call for plantain chips: it calls for pan-fried plantains. Here's a recipe that would work: ETA: the beef brisket recipe is on page 214, so you used the right recipe (there is a side note with it on how to make adjustments for the slow cooker).
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    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    Um ... recipe please??
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    Help on energy drink pre-workout

    Yeah, sucralose is out - no sugars or sweeteners of any kind on a Whole30 (look at the ingredients list as your guide, vs nutritional information). We don't advocate energy drinks either. The recommended pre WO fuel is protein and fat. If eggs don't work for your protein option, try chicken or tuna. Use the macadamia nuts here as your fat. Post WO recommendation is lean protein and carb. Neither the macadamia nuts or hard-boiled egg work for this option (nuts are considered a fat, not protein, on a Whole30). Hard boiled egg doesn't work since the yolk in the egg counts as fat. Again, chicken or tuna and sweet potato are popular options.
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    What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

    Those five eggs looks like a stretch for your hand to me. Remember, it's the eggs you can hold without dropping them as the guideline. Start with eating at least 3 eggs for your protein serving, along with 1-3 cups of veggies and the appropriate amount of fat per the recommended meal template. If your meal doesn't keep you satiated for at least 4-5 hours, add an egg the next time around.
  16. Yes, do a separate reintro day for alcohol. Your plan is prudent: your day 1 of reintro will be alcohol at the birthday party, and yes, nothing with wheat so you're not testing gluten at the same time. I would also recommend not to go overboard; a couple drinks, as you stated, would work. The next day, I would then remove alcohol and go back to 100% Whole30 eating for two days, and then continue with reintros per the reintro schedule.
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    Plate Size

    Might be a little over-thinking going on. <grin> This might make things easier: use 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies, and the appropriate amount of compliant fat, per the Whole30 meal template, at each meal.
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    Coconut Flakes

    Sorry, some tough love, this is in the Paleo treat realm and therefore off-limits during a Whole30.
  19. The ingredients are compliant: you're good.
  20. Hi Hutlifr. In your context, it sounds like you already know how the dairy you want to eat affects you. In that case, there's no reason for you to do a controlled reintroduction on that food group: you've already got the information you need. The idea behind reintroduction is to test for when you don't know how a food group impacts you physically/psychologically, and/or you want to know how eating that food will affect you. Some folks separate out different types of dairy on different days. For example, they don't know how cow's milk impacts them vs. sheep's/goat's milk. Those people would do three different cow's milk products on one day, and then three different sheep's milk products on another day. Or a pasteurized dairy day vs. raw dairy day. Soft cheese day vs. hard cheese day. It's your experiment of 1: test for what makes sense in the context of what you already know, don't yet know and/or want to discover.
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    Note that this is a thread with most posts from 2012 - 2013. The carnitas are ok, as sunflower oil is not banned on a Whole30. Anything cooked in rice bran oil is not compliant on a Whole30. Here is Chipotle's current ingredients page:
  22. FWIW, this is similar to the reintroduction protocol my registered dietitian used when I did an elimination diet through my doctor's office back in 2006 after food allergy testing. As I recall, the rationale for having the food in question at all three meals was to be sure you ingested enough of the food group to conduct a sufficient test for sensitivity. If you feel crummy after 1 serving, that might be enough to stop. If you feel fine after one serving or you're not sure, it's another good reason to have the item in question at all three meals (or, if you have unclear results after 1 day, add another day of testing said food group). EDIT: the order in which you reintroduce food groups doesn't matter. The Whole30 reintroduction schedule is a sample of one possible order.
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    The crazy things people say

    Here's Melissa's take on this question:
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    The crazy things people say

    A friend just posted this on their FB page: Random stupidity overheard in the grocery store: Random mom:pick a box of granola bars Child pick a box Random mom: no, not that one Random grandmother: why not that one? Random mom: that one has protein, she's too young for protein Random child: my gym teacher said protein is good for strong muscles Random mom: your gym teacher is stupid, you're a kid you don't need muscles get this one.... Gram just nodded as if this wack-a-doodle logic made sense...and watched the chocolate covered-bar-o-sugar get tossed in the cart.
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    Don't over think this.

    I don't understand - which post from Melissa are you referring to?