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  1. You can do reintroductions in whatever way makes sense to you. If there's any food that you wonder if you might be sensitive to, it makes sense to do the regular reintroduction for at least that food, because when else will you have such a clean slate work with? But there is also something called a slow roll reintroduction, it's talked about in this article, just scroll down or search on the page for slow roll: https://whole30.com/reintroduction/ -- that sounds more like what you're talking about, adding things as they come up.
  2. This is something that many of us struggle with post-Whole30. There's not necessarily one right or wrong answer, only what works for you. If you believe you should never eat sugar again, that's your decision. I would recommend reading more about life after your Whole30 and finding food freedom. Here's some articles to get started, see if any of them resonate with you: https://whole30.com/abstainer-or-moderator/ https://whole30.com/one-bite/ Or here's a link to a lot of food freedom resources: https://whole30.com/after-whole30/
  3. Many things can be frozen, then they can save you time later when you need a quick meal. That might be worth looking into if you have very much.
  4. For each meal, you want a serving or two of fat. It doesn't all have to be the same fat. So if you don't like olives enough to do a handful, but you could eat a couple, and a teaspoon of oil or mayo, and a couple of almonds, and you've got some fat you cooked stuff in or that's in your meat -- whatever fats you have in the meal add up. If you're having some fat in each meal and your meals keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours, you’re probably getting enough. I drizzle oil over veggies sometimes -- I use more over a baked potato or sweet potato where it gets absorbed, less with things that don'
  5. It's possible to do Whole30 without eggs. If you're having trouble finding recipe ideas, Google Whole30 AIP recipes -- AIP (autoimmune protocol) is a more restrictive way of eating than Whole30, sonthere will be other things those recipes leave out that you can still have, like potatoes, but they should also leave out eggs. For the meat, I would focus on the ones you do like. For the ethical concerns, it can be more expensive, but you might feel better about your options if you try to source animals that are raised well -- pastured or grass fed or free range. See if you can find local far
  6. Hard boiled or deviled eggs, meatballs, grilled chicken or steak cut in strips, various sliced veggies with some kind of dip (if you don't want mayo/ranch, there's tahini or guacamole or some faux "hummus" dips or even some spinach dips that use cashews to mimic creamy dips, just google Whole30 dips), olives, nuts and fresh fruit. As far as drinks, there are definitely mocktail recipes out there, just watch your ingredients. There's a few here: https://whole30.com/mocktails/ but feel free to experiment with combinations of teas and juices, using plain or flavored sparkling water for fizz
  7. The rules for Whole30 are clear -- no sweeteners, natural or artificial. This is for the 30 days, and then during the reintroduction period, you can reintroduce sugar or other sweeteners just as you reintroduce legumes or grains. After your Whole30 and reintroductions, you decide what works best for you.
  8. Natural flavors are fine for Whole30.
  9. I didn't check every flavor, but they seem to be ok. Was there a particular ingredient you're unsure of?
  10. The organic ones appear to be fine. Always read labels and be sure that the container you actually have in your hands is one that is Whole30 compatible.
  11. Yes, you can. Make sure you're getting enough protein, fat, and vegetables in during your meals -- don't skip those things in order to have fruit. And if you have a sweet tooth and would like to change your habits around having or craving sweets, you'd want to really consider whether this is the best way to do that.
  12. I am not going to try to give you recipes, because I don't know enough about authentic Indian foods to do that, but what I would suggest is looking at the foods you cook every day anyway, and seeing what you can do to make them Whole30 compatible. Most spices are fine on Whole30, just watch if you buy premade spice mixes that they don't have sugar or msg or anything off-plan in them. If there's a particular kind of dish you usually make, if you google Whole30 plus the name of that dish, someone somewhere has probably at leat attempted to remake it, so even if their version doesn't ultimately w
  13. If some days you're more bloated and some days less, it might be worth tracking your food and recording how bloated you feel, to see if there's any pattern. Common things that could make people bloated include: eating a lot of nuts or seeds, eating a lot of raw vegetables, eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale) whether cooked or raw, and drinking carbonated beverages. There are other things that can as well, obviously, but these are pretty common ones, so if you know you've been doing these things, you could try cutting back on them and see if it hel
  14. This is fine. For Whole30 purposes, just go by the ingredient list, not the nutrition info.
  15. Cans of tuna, salmon, chicken, etc. Frozen burger patties. Frozen or canned vegetables. Eggs. You say you meal plan, but sometimes things don't work out -- have you considered doing a once a week cookup? Takes more time initially, but then during the week, you mostly just reheat. Here's a description of how it could work: http://meljoulwan.com/2010/01/14/paleo-kitchen-the-method-behind-my-madness/. If that's not a good option, I'd still recommend always cooking extra. It doesn't take that much longer to make a couple of extra servings or sometimes even to double recipes, then that food ca