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  1. I'm not sure if @Jihannais checking on the forum much lately, but from my experience, olive oils -- either the light or evoo -- can vary in taste between brands, so that change may be what made the difference. Or maybe it's not so much the brand, but somehow the new one was already starting to get a little rancid, like if it weren't stored well or were exposed to high temperatures. Personally I use this method for making mayo: https://thehealthyfoodie.com/fail-proof-home-made-paleo-mayo-whole30-compliant/, using lemon juice, and sometimes adding some mustard powder, maybe 1/4 tsp or so.
  2. Whole30 doesn't really have an official stance on this. If you wait three days, or more if you're still feeling any ill effects from any of what you've eaten, and then do reintroductions, you'll get some information about how you react to certain foods. We can't really say if you'll have the same reactions as you would've had if you did a full 30 days of Whole30.
  3. @Kalaj Flameyes, the Real Plans app/website is in some sense official, in that they've worked with Whole30 to develop recipes that meet Whole30 guidelines. It is still not owned or operated by Whole30, it is a completely separate entity that has non-Whole30 options as well as Whole30 compatible options, so if you do decide to use it, be sure you only look at the Whole30 options while you're doing Whole30. RealPlans is not the kind of app that scans barcodes and tells you if a product is Whole30 compatible, and there are no official Whole30 apps that do that. RealPlans is a meal planning a
  4. It is ok, it looks like it's another name for tapioca starch.
  5. You'll have to read ingredients for any product you are buying. Even if someone answers your question with their favorite brands, read the labels, because companies change formulations over time and sometimes even in different regions will use different ingredients.
  6. Almond extract is ok (https://whole30.com/whole30-extracts/). Remember that Larabars are allowed, but not really recommended. They are as close as you can get to a candy bar on Whole30, and can really keep cravings for sweets strong. If you find yourself craving them or having one every day, you might want to rethink having them around.
  7. The question i would have is the lemon part -- obviously real lemons and fresh squeezed lemon juice are fine, but if the lemon juice is from packets, it's hard to find those without sulfites. So basically, like everything else, you really need to see the ingredients. And obviously this is assuming it's not sweetened.
  8. Ideally, your meals will keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours, so most people find they don't need many snacks between meals. Apple and almond butter could be ok, but if you have a sweet tooth at all it might be better to have something other than fruit. An egg or some leftover meat with some raw vegetables, vegetables with ranch dressing, a handful of olives, something like that. Protein for Whole30 tends to be eggs, meat/poultry, or fish or seafood. Peas are allowed now, and they have some protein, and nuts have some protein, but neither are necessarily complete protein, they don't have al
  9. You can slice fresh jicama very thinly and use that, or lettuce leaves or other greens. Or put everything into hollowed out zucchini or bell pepper or tomatoes or whatever vegetable you like. Coconut wraps aren't usually just thinly sliced coconut, they're wraps made with coconut flour, water, and other ingredients. Those would not be Whole30 compatible.
  10. Some foods can cause a delayed reaction, but it's hard to know whether that's what's going on here, or which of the non-Whole30 foods might be to blame. Your Thursday meal included at least alcohol and dairy, possibly sugar, maybe soy depending on what was in the BBQ sauce, and then there's whatever was in the paleo puffs and muesli. I would suggest going back to Whole30 until you feel better, then doing more careful reintroductions, with one food type at a time, and maybe waiting three days instead of two before reintroducing the next food, especially for wine/alcohol and dairy, in case
  11. If you're hungry, you may need to eat more. Make sure each meal meets the meal template, which you can download here: https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ When eggs are the only protein in a meal, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, which is likely 3-4 for most people. Be sure you add a serving or two of fat at each meal, generally in addition to any oil you cook in, since some of that may be left behind in the pan and not actually be eaten. Aim for 2-3 cups of vegetables at each meal, more if you're having loosely packed raw leafy greens like a salad. If you're hungry betw
  12. It will depend on the particular recipe, since cook times could be different for different types of meat, but yes, you can sometimes substitute whatever you prefer. There are tons of recipes that don't use seafood though, so if you're not comfortable changing recipes you can definitely just find other recipes.
  13. These are ok, what matters is the ingredient list, not the nutrition information. One note though, there is no official Whole30 app, so there is no guarantee that any app is 100% accurate, so always be sure to check the ingredients on any product rather than just accepting what an app tells you.
  14. ShannonM816

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    You should double check ingredients even for supplements that are recommended in any of the books, but ISWF in particular is several years old now, and companies can change their formulas.
  15. What are the ingredients? The only way to know if something is Whole30 compatible is to check the ingredients. If they're sweetened with anything, they're not ok, if they're like LaCroix, where it's just carbonated water and flavors, they're fine. Caffeine alone would not make something off limits either, it would depend on other ingredients.