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    Texas De Brazil

    Looking at their website, and depending on their seasonings, this place looks awesome! I found this link regarding gluten. I think steamed veggies would be ok, I would just call them and see about soy.
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    Smoked salmon

    I am bumping this thread in hopes of someone in Northern California sharing where they get smoked salmon without sugar. I have been to almost every store in my town with no luck. Every single package of smoked salmon I inspect has sugar in it and some punk kid at the butcher told me smoked salmon MUST have sugar in it or it won't cure. I am 100 miles from the nearest whole foods, but am willing to order some online if necessary. Where do you get your smoked salmon from? I am in Chico, the heart of Paleo country, surely there must be some smoked salmon without sugar somewhere around here?
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    Claussen Kosher Dill Pickles

    For the love of what is good and holy, why the heck do they need to ruin perfectly good pickles with Polysorbate 80 in it! I am so disgusted with this now! I am tossing the big jar in my fridge.
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    Claussen Kosher Dill Pickles

    Calcium chloride should be ok.
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    What meal planner do you use? I tried several meal planning programs 6 years ago and gave up because the didn't work right. I am using a plain list now.
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    I rarely can afford grass fed and organic. I have a family of 5 I feed on $100-200 a week. I live in California too. I get some veggies at the farmers market and stick to what is in season as that will always be cheaper. I go online every week to see what is on sale for meats, and usually only buy meats that are on sale for less than $3/lb. I have found that Raleys in our area has best quality meats so I wait for them to go on sale and buy a bunch and throw it in the freezer. Even though I can't afford grass-fed right now I am still eating healthier than before with all that pasta and rice and beans. On the Whole30 you can't eat most sausages, chocolate, processed foods and wine so it lowers the cost of your weekly shopping. I find myself doing a weekly cookup (Well Fed - best investment so far). I avoid ice tea at coffee houses, since sometimes bagged tea contains soy. I splurged for organic tea and made my own iced tea every day. Because I can't afford to go out to eat on our budget right now, and fast food is out, I find myself rarely letting veggies and meats go to waste, so am saving more money than before. Planning your meals for the week will definitely help your budget and time. Good luck!
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    The crazy things people say

    What the heck is wrong with that doctor?!?
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    The crazy things people say

    Eating dinner with someone who has successfully lost weight on a low-carb diet, they commented how she can't use lemon because it has too many carbs. They comment that we are "cheating" now by using lemon juice on baked chicken. Jicama, carrots and other veggies are off limits because they have too much sugar/carbs. But go ahead and enjoy this vegan hummus... She shows me her paleo indulgences book with mostly paleo cookies, cakes and smoothies. Then asks me to make a paleo bread with dinner from a recipe they have. I make it (I'm post Whole30) and it takes a day for me not to want a second piece. I explain what SWYPO is and they says, but sweets and breads are ok in moderation, right? They spent around $4,000 to the nutritionist for the diet plan, I just bought ISWF and the Whole30 emails. I eat real food. I don't have to count carbs and don't have cravings. I ate the most amazing whole30 compliant breakfast today and don't feel hungry 3 hours later. Tried to explain to DH how I felt I we had jumped on the "carrot train to crazytown," but he thought we are equally crazy. ***sigh***