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    Whole30 Delivered - Nutrition Info?

    You probably need to contact the restaurant for this information, since they're the ones actually choosing ingredients and cooking the food.
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    Snack and emergency food

    It looks like paranuts are Brazil nuts, and those are allowed. Nuts in general should be fairly limited, try to keep it to a small closed handful at a time and not every day. Ideally, your meals will keep you satisfied 4-5 hours, and you won't really need snacks. If you're going to be out and think you might need something, pack up a mini meal to take with you, like hard boiled eggs, carrot sticks or celery, or even leftovers that you don't mind eating cold/room temperature. Most foods will keep for a little while, and you may be able to find insulated bags to help keep things cool longer, or thermos containers to keep soups or stews warm. If you need something to leave at the office in case you forget your lunch, can you find canned tuna or salmon or other fish? For before bed, if you truly need something, try leftovers, or an egg or two, or some vegetables with some kind of dressing or dip.
  3. Some of this will be recipe dependent, so if you have a specific thing you're wanting to make and aren't sure what to use, you might want to ask about that particular thing. There's a past discussion here with some suggestions:
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    Compliant canned chicken?

    Modified food starch isn't allowed. Here's a previous discussion about this that lists some brands of compliant canned chicken, though it's a few years old so be sure to check your labels in case ingredients have changed:
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    Allergies & antihistimines

    If you need the medicine to function, take it. I'm not sure if there are compliant versions of these available, your best bet would probably be to ask a pharmacist what options are available, but again, if you can't find a compliant version, take the medicine anyway. You don't need to be miserable.
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    You could eat nothing but bananas for 30 days and you would technically have done a Whole30, though we really wouldn't recommend doing that. The thing about eating fruit on its own is that it can cause a spike and then crash in blood sugar, which can cause you to feel tired or hungry or to crave sweets. We would encourage you to try to follow the meal template at each meal, even breakfast, because we believe that's how you'll get the best results from whole30, but if you try other pre- or post-workout options and a banana is ultimately what works best for you, that's fine, you won't be breaking any rules.
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    Pomegranate "Molasses"

    As long as it's just concentrated juice and you aren't making something dessert-like with it, it's fine.
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    How much and when to drink coffee

    Yes, though we would encourage you to be sure you're drinking plenty of water as well.
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    R.W. Knudsen's Carrot Ginger Juice

    This is fine.
  10. You could Google whole30 stuffed mushrooms and see what recipes are out there, so you can see what other people are using. I know I've seen some recipes before. Off the top of my head, I would maybe try adding egg to the stuffing part to help hold it together.
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    No, you cannot have corn in any form. The rules are here:
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    Legume Reintroduction

    You definitely can do peanuts separately, many people choose to do them and soy as separate reintroductions, with other legumes lumped together on a third day. Just follow the general guidelines, have the food at all three meals, go back to whole30 for at least two days, and then move on to the next thing you're reintroducing.
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    Natural flavoring

    Natural flavors are allowed, though you are certainly welcome to choose not to have them if that's important to you. I would assume the corn mentioned on the salsa is probably from the vinegar if there's not actually corn listed as an ingredient. Any vinegar except malt vinegar (because it contains gluten) is ok on whole30. Salsa is not really difficult to find compliant versions of, you could check some other brands to see if you could find one that uses vinegar from other sources if you're concerned about it.
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    Reintroduction. Fast mode

    You go back to whole30 for the two days between, and you don't have dairy again until you've completed all your reintroductions, even if you don't feel you had a reaction.
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    Today is THE DAY 2.1.20

    @Lisa Brooke if you need something for your headache, take whatever you would normally take. In general, make sure you're drinking plenty of water, salting your food, and eating enough. If you can, take it easy and get some rest. This shouldn't last more than a day or two.
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    Yes, this is fine.
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    Found a protein shake

    No, this contains pea protein and stevia, neither of which are allowed on whole30.
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    For any product you're going to need to read the ingredients and see if they are compliant. If they are, then that mayo is. If there's an ingredient you're unsure of, post that ingredient and we can help you figure it out.
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    Day 25 - Still Exhausted

    Have you seen the meal template? You can download it here: Your meals actually look a bit small., especially breakfast. A serving of eggs is typically 3-4, if they're the only protein in your meal. At each meal, you want to add a serving or two of fat, and that's typically in addition to any oil you cook in, because you don't necessarily actually consume the oil you cook in, some of it tends to stay in the pan, and if you're making multiple servings at once, what you do consume gets divided up. Also, really look at the suggested serving sizes on the template for fats. For instance, a serving of avocado is a half to a whole avocado, which could be more than the quarter cup you listed. If you're having trouble eating much at breakfast, you may want to make sure you have your coffee after you eat, because it can be an appetite suppressant.
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    day 11 and feeling sad

    This is not really normal. You may want to talk to your doctor, just so they can help you keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't get worse. If you have a counselor, talk to them as well. Definitely be sure you're eating at least one fist-sized serving of starchy vegetables each day, and people prone to anxiety or depression often find they need two or three servings most days. Also, be sure you're having healthy fats at each meal, a serving or two in addition to any oil you cook in. Non-food things that might help include getting out in the sunshine every day, getting some movement every day (this could be going for a walk, stretching or yoga, dancing around the house), interacting with other people, and getting good sleep.
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    So, I'm not sure how they do it, in light of what @SchrodingersCat said above, but US Wellness Meats/Grassland Beef has a sugar free beef salami: I haven't tried it, but other things I've tried from them have been good, though pretty expensive.
  22. Your best bet may be to look up restaurants along your route or in cities you plan to stop in and research them before you leave so you have a plan. Just "between Florida and Michigan" doesn't narrow things down much. If you knew a specific city or town you were planning to stop in, someone here *might* have suggestions. If you check out the downloads available here:, the dining guide has tips for choosing restaurants and the travel guide has tips for traveling while on whole30. If you're at all interested in packing any of your meals in a cooler to carry with you, this article may be helpful:
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    Chipotle problem!!

    For anyone unsure exactly what is and isn't compliant at Chipotle, you can review that here: Remember that in the restaurant, you can't necessarily just say you want the Whole30 bowl, they may or may not know what that is, though that option is apparently available on the app or website. If you go in and order, check the link above and specify each ingredient that you want in your bowl.
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    Help day24 and I'm about to quit!

    I'm sorry no one got back to you on your previous question, and that you're not feeling so great. As a breastfeeding mom, you should be eating more food than what is recommended for most people, like four full meals a day, or three full meals plus some mini-meals if that works better. The fact that you mention your breath being worse makes me wonder if perhaps you've gone a little too low in carbs. For most people, we recommend at least one fist-sized serving of starchy vegetable each day, but you might even need more than that. Starchy vegetables include root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, rutabagas, beets, turnips, carrots or parsnips, winter squashes like butternut or acorn squash, or plantains. Be sure you're drinking plenty of water, salting your food, and adding a serving of fat or two at each meal in addition to whatever oil you cook in. If you'd like more specific feedback, list a day or two of typical meals, including approximate portion sizes, and we can see if anything stands out.