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Everything posted by GFChris

  1. Many people have opted to separate corn out and test on its own day, so you could certainly do that.
  2. Yes, those *sulfite* numbers are off limits on a Whole30. This listing is a helpful reference: whether to restart, read this and decide:
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 p
  6. 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, a
  7. I don't understand - which post from Melissa are you referring to?
  8. I changed the post title so everyone who looks at the Reintroduction section knows what's in this thread.
  9. You need to check the ingredients list to be sure every ingredient is compliant. Watch out especially for sugar/sweetener, gluten and soy.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Fruit syrup would make it a no, as syrup typically means sugar - sorry!
  13. According to their FB page, it's water with fruit oil and essences - looks like you're good.
  14. 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 ca
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Sorry, soy in any amount is not allowed on a Whole30. Save your seasoning for after you complete the Whole30.
  18. I'm on day 24 of my first Whole30. Haven't had a period in almost 2 full years (unharmful side effect of my birth control, per my gynecologist) - guess what re-appeared today? Does this mean soy is not my friend? Wondering if it merits not reintroducing soy when I'm done with the Whole30. (Mostly got soy from my daily soymilk in my morning coffee, which I'm fine with not reintroducing.)