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  1. Many people have opted to separate corn out and test on its own day, so you could certainly do that.
  2. The 7 Day Meal Plan is not available as a downloadable item. It's only available in The Whole30 book.
  3. GFChris

    Don't over think this.

    Yes, those *sulfite* numbers are off limits on a Whole30. This listing is a helpful reference:http://forum.whole30.com/topic/24731-uk-e-numbers-to-avoid/Regarding whether to restart, read this and decide: http://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/
  4. Ahh ... thanks for clarifying Susan! My misinterpretation - sorry!
  5. 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.
  6. 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: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/113854926293/fried-green-plantains-patacones-or-tostones 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).
  7. GFChris

    Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts

    Um ... recipe please??
  8. GFChris

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. GFChris

    Coconut Flakes

    Sorry, some tough love, this is in the Paleo treat realm and therefore off-limits during a Whole30.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. GFChris

    Don't over think this.

    I don't understand - which post from Melissa are you referring to?
  14. I changed the post title so everyone who looks at the Reintroduction section knows what's in this thread.
  15. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    You need to check the ingredients list to be sure every ingredient is compliant. Watch out especially for sugar/sweetener, gluten and soy.
  16. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Here's your answer on pea protein: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/10542-pea-protein-isolate/ Starting over can be due to several reasons: willfully consuming something that is against the rules, or eating something (intentional or accidental) that contains a gut-disrupting ingredient. The latter includes things like soy, gluten, sulfites, MSG and carrageenan.
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    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Dahi/yogurt is not allowed on a Whole30. Dates and raisins are allowed - be sure no added sugar. Only have as part of or immediately after a meal.
  18. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Fruit syrup would make it a no, as syrup typically means sugar - sorry!
  19. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Sorry, no stevia, sugar or sweetener of any kind on a Whole30.
  20. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    According to their FB page, it's water with fruit oil and essences - looks like you're good.
  21. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Sorry you've had such a tough time. To answer your first question, you can have those items if they are cooked in a compliant oil with no disallowed items (e.g., gluten, sugar, breading) in the seasonings/coating. That being said, it wouldn't be my first choice for my 1-2 cups of vegetables and fat with my meal, as I feel there are healthier choices than deep-frying. On dining out on a Whole30, it can be tricky but it can be done. I've had my best successes with places that cook to order and have gluten-free menus. Viewing their menu online ahead of time for possible entrees and calling ahead to ask questions and finalize meals that can be made compliant has worked well too.
  22. GFChris

    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Maltodextrin is not compliant, as it can contain corn, rice, potato starch, barley or wheat. US Wellness Meats is a source for compliant bacon. I believe Applegate Organics has a compliant roast beef: no sugar, carrageenan, etc.
  23. GFChris

    Don't over think this.

    Smoothies are not encouraged on a Whole30. The idea is to chew your food rather than drink it. Chewing food tends to be more satiating than drinking food. Further, there can be a tendency to overload on fruit all at once when having smoothies, vs. having the recommended 1-2 servings of fruit per day on the Whole30. A fruit serving on the Whole30 is the size of your fist. If you don't have the ISWF book yet, here are some places to start on familiarizing yourself with the Whole30: - Overview with links to several helpful documents http://whole9life.com/2013/07/get-ready-get-set-august-whole30/ - The Whole30 program. http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/ - The Whole30 meal template. Basically your bible for how to structure every meal: http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf