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  1. Please try to relax and trust the process. I remember back when I did my first Whole30, I was convinced I was gaining weight, but did end up losing some. There are also times during a Whole30 when people find that they experience bloating, which can cause the tighter pants -- typically this is around days 8-10, although that varies from person to person. I would also encourage you to try to look at this a little differently. We're asking you to focus on eating things to make yourself healthier. Healthier doesn't always equal skinnier, and even if, for you, becoming healthier does result in being skinnier, that result may not happen as quickly as you'd like, and it may not be a linear process. If you come from a background of counting calories and limiting how much food you eat, you may gain some weight initially on Whole30, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll continue to gain or that you won't lose that weight later, it just means at least for a while that your body is prioritizing something other than weight loss for a bit. As far as snacking and being hungry, eat as much food as you need in order to not be hungry. Your meals should be keeping you satisfied for 4-5 hours, so for most people once they get this figured out, they don't necessarily need snacks most days. If you do need a snack, try to have more like a mini-meal, where you get a little fat, a little protein, and some carbs (from fruit or veggies), or at least two of the three. So if you had a clementine and some almonds, or some carrot sticks with a Whole30 compatible ranch dip and maybe a hardboiled egg. (Obviously, larger meals aren't always an option, if you have a medical condition that makes it impossible to eat that amount at once, you'd definitely ignore this recommendation and eat more small meals, but even then it would be best to have mini-meals, not just, say, fruit by itself.)
  2. This is probably beyond the scope of what this forum can help with, you may need to consult a doctor. All we can tell you is to make sure you're drinking plenty of water, eating enough food, and salting your food. If you're doing those things, you'll need to talk to a doctor.
  3. It's fine, just check the ingredients to make sure they're Whole30 compatible (no sweeteners, sulfites, etc.)
  4. You would probably need more yolks than you would whole eggs to get the same protein and other nutrients, so if the eggs are your only protein in a meal, instead of three whole eggs you might need 4-6 yolks. Of course, you could also have some other protein instead to make up the difference, so just have as many egg yolks as you want, and also have some sausage, or some leftover chicken, or whatever protein sounds good. Out of curiosity, have you ever separated the yolk and white first, and then just fried the yolk? It seems like it might be easier, but also I'm not quite sure what happens if you just fry the yolk by itself.
  5. The guidance for whether to do the original or plant-based Whole30 is that if you will eat two animal-based protein sources, like fish and eggs, then it's best to do the original Whole30. (This is discussed here.) As far as leaving out the foods you previously tested for, if you didn't notice much difference anyway, it would probably be easier not to eliminate them along with the things you'll be eliminating for Whole30.
  6. It will depend on ingredients. Wild game itself is fine, but sausage or jerky or sticks will have other ingredients and you'll have to ask what those are to see if they are Whole30 compatible.
  7. Just FYI, there is no official Whole30 app put out by Whole30. If you're having issues with the app you have, you'll need to contact the creator of the app.
  8. Yes, if they're just fruit, they are fine. If they're prepared in some way, you'd need to check other ingredients.
  9. I don't know that there are any compatible cough drops or throat lozenges, they're all likely to have some kind of sweetener. There's a tea, Throat Coat Tea, that may help if he has a sore throat. Whatever allergy medicine he usually takes is fine to continue taking. If this is unusual for him or worse than his usual seasonal allergies, it might be worth having him speak to a doctor about it.
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