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  1. The only reason we would tell you to consider restarting your Whole30 would be if you ate food that isn't allowed on Whole30, not because of scheduling meals or not matching the meal template. In general, try to eat your first meal within an hour of waking up (if you just keep trying to eat something in the morning you should get more used to it and start feeling hungry at that time), and then plan to eat something every 4-5 hours, so you will probably want something between lunch and dinner as you've got them scheduled here. I know you say you can't see eating at 5 or 6, but at least du
  2. Whole30 only deals with things you actually eat or drink, it is fine to use whatever lotions, soaps, etc. that you want.
  3. Have you seen the meal template? You can download it here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/. We really recommend trying to make all your meals match the template. Your meals are very light on protein. Nuts and seeds count as fats for Whole30 purposes. They have some protein but aren't necessarily complete sources of protein -- they don't have all the same stuff that eggs or other protein sources do. When you do have eggs as protein, the serving size is as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, which is typically 3-4 for most people. I'm not really sure how the protein in peas or
  4. This really sounds like the goal of Whole30, to figure out what works for you, rather than just following the rules strictly forever. You might look for the book Food Freedom Forever, if you want to read more about it.
  5. I'm not sure what to tell you about the tinnitus, but do be sure you're eating enough, salting your food, and drinking plenty of water, as not doing any of those could contribute to the kind of spacy tired feeling.
  6. I assume cocoa kernels are just cocoa (or cacao) nibs by another name, and those are ok to have.
  7. The one you've linked is a good how-to, it covers the rules, what to expect, and troubleshooting some common issues people have. It Starts With Food gets into more the reasons behind the rules, a little more of the science behind the Whole30. It does also cover the rules for Whole30, but doesn't necessarily get as much into troubleshooting or what to expect. Either book is good, but it really depends on what you're wanting to get out of it.
  8. You're looking for sugars and sweeteners listed as ingredients. You can ignore the nutrition info completely, just read the ingredients. Coconut aminos is sometimes a weird item to deal with, because coconut nectar can be a sweetener -- you can read about why they're okay here: https://whole30.com/chips-and-aminos/
  9. I'm not sure what happened here then. Maybe they have some varieties that are Whole30, or maybe their recipes have changed and used to be Whole30, but peanuts are definitely not Whole30, and the ones I saw also had rice and corn, which are not allowed either. Definitely always read ingredients for everything, no matter where you've seen a particular brand recommended.
  10. No, anything with peanuts is not allowed. Which book are these mentioned in (these are all the Whole30 books that are available: https://whole30.com/books/)? The varieties of this brand I looked at had other non-Whole30 ingredients as well, so I'm wondering if they changed, or if you unfortunately got a hold of a copycat book trying to cash in on Whole30's popularity, which unfortunately has happened before.
  11. Sometimes having a lot of nuts or stuff made from them causes bloating for some people. Raw vegetables are more likely to cause issues than cooked vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or cabbage sometimes cause this issue. Some people find FODMAP vegetables cause these issues for them (https://www.thepaleomom.com/modifying-paleo-for-fodmap-intolerance/). It's really hard to say exactly what is happening. Everyone is different.
  12. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what else might work for this.
  13. In addition to drinking plenty of water, be sure you're salting your food, too little salt can cause headaches, and if you were eating much processed food before Whole30 you may be getting much less salt than you're used to now.