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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:
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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:
  9. GFChris

    The crazy things people say

    I'm speechless ... How did you respond to that????
  10. GFChris

    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??
  14. GFChris

    Where To Go? (and what to eat)

    You'd need to check with Wendy's on the official scoop. I think it's odd for the jr burger to be the only burger that doesn't contain soy when all others listed do. My hunch is they use soybean oil for their cooking oil or cooking spray.
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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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    Where To Go? (and what to eat)

    Might want to take another look at Wendy's nutritional information. According to this, their burgers contain soy, which would make them non-compliant. I'm guessing they use soybean oil. You'd also need to confirm the pickles are compliant as well (not preserved in things like sulfites) and no sugar/sweetener on the dried cranberries. Juice is only recommended as a flavoring in cooking on a Whole30 - not as a beverage.
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    Are the risks worth it?

    This is what riding your own bike is all about. No one can tell you how your body will respond when you remove foods or when you add them back in. It's an experiment of n=1, as frequently stated in the forum. Sure, let your friends know that they may have no discernible reactions or they may have significant physical or psychological reactions if they choose to reintroduce certain foods post-Whole30. From that point, it's their call whether they embark on a Whole30 and decide how they want to ride their bike going forward. Many people go into a Whole30 thinking they will never be able to stop eating a certain food long term, and are shocked to discover, as a result of doing a Whole30, that that's exactly what they want to do.
  18. Instead of a grab and go snack, I'd first suggest looking at your earlier meals and playing around with the portion sizes. You want to get to a place where your meals satiate you for 4-5 hours. Salad greens can initially fill you up, but tend to not satiate for long, so consider adding more protein, veggies or fat to that meal, for example. If you have a longer stretch between meals on some days and you need a mini meal in between, a quick protein and fat is a hard boiled egg. Or pack some protein-veg-fat combination in a cooler to have with you. Note that nuts are a fat source on a Whole30.
  19. First off, not everyone experiences carb-flu, so be happy you didn't. It may never happen for you, but take things one day at a time. In terms of feedback, overall things look ok. A few suggested tweaks: - Lara Bars are emergency food only. We advise against having them as part of a meal. - The recommended snack is a mini meal of protein, veg and fat. Save fruit to have with or immediately after your main meals only. - get veggies in at every meal - ideally 1-3 cups worth. Don't let fruit push vegetables off your plate.
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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.
  21. 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.
  24. The ingredients are compliant: you're good.
  25. 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.