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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.
  4. GFChris

    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:
  5. GFChris

    Day 16 So very tired

    Where did you get that impression? We frequently recommend sweet potatoes, potatoes, and other carb-dense vegetables if people are feeling low energy. Whole30 is not intended to be low-carb.
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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.
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    Organic Caramel Color - Beef Broth

    Have you discovered M.F. Dulock in Somerville? Fabulous pastured raised meats from local farms. Besides meat, I get high quality beef bones from them for $4/lb. I use 3 lbs of bones to make a gallon of broth. Worth every penny.
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    Success for Women over age 50?

    Yes, many people have had a similar weight loss experience as you. Most notably, moderator Tom Denham. He lost 2 lbs per month on a continuous Whole30 for several months (where he was previously stalled on his weight loss). He went from 215 to 185 in 15 months. You'll get to where your body needs to be for your health - keep focusing on those non-scale victories.
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    Questions about Reintroduction

    Having more than 2 days in between would be fine. On retesting, I'd suggest seeing how your first round goes and then decide whether to retest. If you have crystal clear reactions, no need to retest. Or, you might want to break things down further: e.g., a corn only day, or separating out raw dairy from pasteurized dairy, hard cheese vs soft cheese, etc.
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    Success for Women over age 50?

    Are you eating the cashews out of hunger or habit? If it's hunger (meaning you feel like you could eat something bland like steamed fish and broccoli), that can be a sign that your earlier meals aren't big enough. Play with your protein, veg and fat portions until you get to a place where your meals satiate you for 4-5 hours. Until you get there, if you're hungry between meals, have a mini meal of protein carb and fat, or at least two of those components. Nuts are a fat on a Whole30 and are recommended to be limited. Avoid eating them alone. If it's habit, use the W30 to help you choose a non-food habit instead between meals.
  11. Ahh ... thanks for clarifying Susan! My misinterpretation - sorry!
  12. 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.
  13. Answered in this thread:
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    Success for Women over age 50?

    There is a past thread of people over 60 who did a Whole30 here.
  15. It could be a cumulative effect on the bloat: you've been essentially eating some form of nuts at two meals a day, and salads twice a day. Also, the carbonated water is probably not doing you any favors. Don't use a hard boiled egg post WO: the post WO recommendation is protein and optional carby veg, no fat. The yolk is a fat. Egg whites would work here for your protein. Chicken and sweet potato is a popular post wo option. On getting more food in, if you switch from salads to 1-3 cups of cooked veggies, that may help, along with adding a post workout meal Other fats instead of nuts: olives, homemade mayo, sauces made from mayo or olive oil, coconut milk/oil are additional considerations. When you use an avocado, have at least 1/2 of it.