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    help with snacks

    The "no snacks" advice is a recommendation and not a rule. Ideally, you should be eating enough at each meal to keep you full for 4-5 hours (until your next meal). If you're hungry (and not just "craving,") the advice is to eat a mini meal of protein/fat/veggie.
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    Breakfast

    Spicy tuna cakes and a side of roasted veggies for "breakfast" today.
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    Day 23: Still Not Sleeping Well

    I'm a lifelong insomniac. Diet isn't always the answer, although hopefully you'll get some good advice in here. I went through all the testing. I did Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, meditation, a valerian supplement, and more. I finally had a sleep study, and found out I have a mild form of sleep apnea that wakes me up multiple times a night. Sleep is a weird thing. Keep pursuing your options!
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    storing coconut milk

    I use a blender (shaker) bottle. I find that shaking it all up before using and storing keeps it from separating again.
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    Nuts and Seeds

    They can be used as a fat source, but it's recommended that you minimize them as they have a less ideal fat profile (no more than a closed handful a couple times a week). Nuts can really mess with your digestion, so proceed with caution.
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    Day 8 - need help

    A couple of helpful hints on making food more palatable. I don't know how you were eating before Whole30, but if there are things that you loved that can easily be made Whole30, that's a good idea. If you don't like orange sweet potatoes, try white. They are starchier, a bit less sweet. Or even regular potatoes. As far as Whole30 ranch, I dislike most recipes. While I love coconut milk in my coffee, I don't feel like it has a place in my salad dressing. My version of Whole30 ranch is just homemade mayo, ranch seasoning mix (dried parsley, dried chives, dried onion, garlic powder), and some red wine vinegar (or whatever your preferred vinegar is). Good luck to you!
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    Non-cow Dairy?

    Just chiming in to say that goat cheese reintroduction was successful. I had no discomfort upon consumption of chevre and goat's milk cheddar. However, goat's milk ice cream was the bridge too far. Lots of gas. My poor SO! I'm excited at the prospect of a little bit of crumbled goat cheese in my FF!
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    Chicken wings

    Seriously, I went through so many baked wings during my most recent Whole30! A little arrowroot and whatever seasonings you prefer, and bake in the oven. It was my SO's preferred post-workout protein most days. Most of the time, I just skipped the arrowroot. A little extra time under the broiler was enough to get the skin crispy.
  9. Best of luck to you! My significant other is 39 and has been on meds for high blood pressure for years. His doctor was pleased with where he was while on Whole30, and said he could start reducing his dosage, and if he keeps things up, he could come off the meds completely! You're in the right place!
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    Messed Up Reintroduction....

    Hard to say what the culprit(s) could be. All those foods affect everyone differently. The only way to know for sure would be to go back to Whole30 for a while, and do proper reintroductions, I'd think. Hope you feel better soon!
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    I only want to reintroduce wine! Is this ok?

    I also did wine as my first reintro. I think it depends on your context, etc. This was my 4th Whole30. I eat mostly Whole30/paleo year-round, and am pretty disciplined, but like most people, too many "extras" made their way into my diet between Halloween and the new year. I had two glasses of wine with dinner, as did my partner, and we had no problem stopping, and no cravings to add anything else non-compliant either.
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    tired + stomach issues - day 17

    There's a great thread out there on non-traditional breakfasts, maybe you'll get some inspiration there. This week I'm having shepherd's pie and veggies for breakfast. Last week I had a spaghetti squash casserole with pizza ingredients mixed in. Like @racheleats says, think of it as "meal 1," and not "breakfast." https://forum.whole30.com/topic/28832-lets-talk-non-traditional-breakfasts/
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    Gum and Reintroducion

    The reason for eliminating gum during Whole30 is more about the messed up signals it sends to your digestive tract (you're chewing, so it's expecting food and not getting any). Someone else might have a different answer, but it seems like if you want to reintroduce gum as part of your food freedom, that would be your call. Maybe wait and reintroduce it separately?
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    Non-cow Dairy?

    Thanks, @jmcbn. I had severe IBS-D flares for years, which doctors just treated by pushing pills at me. No one ever said, "hey, maybe try cutting out dairy and see how you feel!" When I did my first Whole30, I found out the dairy was the culprit, and it's been mostly gone ever since. I do find that I can very occasionally eat a small amount of very high quality cheese (usually in a fine dining environment), but overall, the pain dairy causes is just not worth it. I'm hopeful that I might be able to tolerate the occasional goat cheese in my food freedom, so I guess I'll find out soon.
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    Non-cow Dairy?

    Looking for anyone who has reintroduced non-cow dairy (goat, sheep) separately. I learned on my first round that I can't tolerate cow dairy at all. It was heartbreaking, but the digestive distress that it causes makes it a mostly "not worth it" food for me. And I've tried doing only fermented dairy, and taking a lactase supplement, but still have issues, so it's more than a simple lactose intolerance problem. During my 2nd and 3rd rounds, I just completely skipped a dairy reintro, because I don't consume it anymore, but have become curious about whether I might tolerate goat and/or sheep products better. So, for my 4th round, I've added in a goat dairy day, so I can see how I do with goat cheese, and maybe some goat yogurt. Has anyone done this? What differences did you see?