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  1. No. You can cut a vegetable into the shape of a noodle, like zoodles from zucchini, or use spaghetti squash that just forms noodle-like strands when cooked, but these use a Whole30-compatible flour to recreate pasta, and that's specifically mentioned in the rules as not allowed. (You can find the rules here: https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/)
  2. The process pf making ghee involves cooking the butter until the milk solids separate, and the straining the milk solids off and discarding them. So it starts from milk, and has to list milk as an ingredient, but the most problematic parts of milk have been removed, which is why Whole30 allows it. If you were allergic to milk, you would probably still want to avoid it, but for most people it won't cause any issues.
  3. Malic acid is fine.
  4. If you Google whole30 picky eater, you should find some past discussions of this. In general, don't be afraid to try new things. And with vegetables especially, try them prepared in different ways -- some you may prefer raw, some you may like roasted, almost none are really at their best steamed or boiled to the point of mushiness but that's the way many of us grew up eating them (although if that's what you like, that's fine, whatever cooking method results in vegetables you actually eat is a good cooking method). Try new sauces and dips -- many of them are easy to make if you've got an
  5. Yes, unsweetened cocoa powder is okay. Many, many things have naturally occurring sugars and therefore will show grams of sugar in the nutrition facts, which is why we're only looking at the ingredients list.
  6. Some change in bowel movements is normal, but 17 days of diarrhea isn't. You could take something like Imodium if you need to. It's up to you whether to continue or not. You might try a few days of easier to digest foods -- baked potatoes or sweet potatoes with salt and olive or coconut oil or ghee, plain grilled or baked chicken breast, blended soups or broth. Also, drink plenty of water, and peppermint tea (hot or ices) may be soothing.soothing.
  7. Might have been the gin, might have been a bit of a stomach bug, possibly even could've been the parm, although that seems unlikely, it's hard to say. Wait at least two days or until you feel better if it takes longer to do other reintroductions. You could try gin again at some point if it's something you really want to have going forward, or try a different alcohol. Sometimes 30 days without alcohol does make you a little more sensitive to it, but typically that just means feeling tipsy with fewer drinks than before Whole30.
  8. Yes, it is. You can read the rules here: https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/
  9. I'm not sure how much avocado you were eating, or how much milk you used, but one possibility is that you didn't actually add back in the amount of fat the avocado provided. For reference, a cup of whole milk has about 8 grams of fat. A cup of diced avocado has about 22 grams of fat. There is also the fact that liquid food is just not as satisfying as solid food, so even if you made sure you used enough milk (or half and half, or cream) to make up for the calories and fat in the avocado, drinking that portion of your meal versus eating it may just not have kept you satisfied for as long.
  10. You'll basically do the same with chicken and eggs as the other foods you'rereintroducing (you could do yolk and white separately, and if you have access to eggs from a different species, like duck eggs, you could do them on a separate day as well). It doesn't really matter what order you go in, the important part is to allow at least two days between each reintroduced food group (more if you have a reaction that lingers), and don't have a reintroduced food again until you're all done with all the reintros.
  11. It is definitely not recommended, though it isn't specifically called out the way the pancakes are. Ideally you want each meal to meet the meal template (Download it here). It's helpful to stop thinking of breakfast as a meal that needs certain foods. It's just a meal, and any food that works for any other meal will work for your first meal of the day. Try having some kind of salad, or leftovers, or chilled soups like gazpacho. Grill up chicken or steak, serve cold with cherry tomatos, cucumber, jicama, snap peas, and any 9ther veggies you like cold. Here are some chilled soup ideas that
  12. It could be due to FODMAPS, or it might not be. Was there anything you started eating more of in the days before your pain increased? If so, cutting back on that or cutting it out might make a difference. If not, I would read this article about FODMAPS and this one about nightshades and see if either of them seem to match your experience at all -- the symptoms mentioned or the foods involved being something you had more of leading up to the increased pain. If either of them seem more likely, that's what I'd start with, or if neither seem more likely, just pick one. You'll eliminate wh