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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.
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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:
  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.
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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.
  7. 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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    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.
  10. 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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    Coconut Flakes

    Sorry, some tough love, this is in the Paleo treat realm and therefore off-limits during a Whole30.
  12. The ingredients are compliant: you're good.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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    Don't over think this.

    I don't understand - which post from Melissa are you referring to?
  16. I changed the post title so everyone who looks at the Reintroduction section knows what's in this thread.
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    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.
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    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

    Here's your answer on pea protein: 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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    Fogo De Chao

    I'd also suggest asking about gluten in any marinades or seasonings.
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    Learn to get comfortable asking questions about food you're spending money on. It's perfectly fine to be an educated consumer and you can do so politely. Yes, I believe that is your safest bet. Deli's are tricky to navigate on a Whole30.
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    Make sure it has no nasties in the seasonings like gluten, soy and msg. Also confirm no non-compliant oils or butter were used to grill the chicken.
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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.
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    The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30

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