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  1. ladyshanny

    Oloves packages olives

    Sorry, @Leslie M - sunflower, safflower and canola are all only approved for eating out when there is no other option. Not for use at home and not in products/ingredients that you buy for home use. These look AMAZING for after your Whole30 though!
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    There are some, I can't remember the brand off the top of my head, but this topic has been discussed here on the forum at length so if you have a quick google of " compliant broth" you should be able to find some of those threads. Beyond that, mostly what you'll hear is people suggesting you make your own. Throw bones into a pot with some water and a bit of vinegar, salt and pepper and let it cook slowly overnight or all day.
  3. You can try shortening your cooking time - I noticed when I did the really long ones, the gelatin seemed to break down a bit and the broth wouldn't set. Try 24 or 36 hours and see if that works for you.
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    Formerly vegetarian, on day 8, need meat help!

    Can you have someone cook it for you so that you can just be "served"? As for the headache, I assume you weren't eating actual sugar being on Whole30 for your headache? Headaches are preeeeetty common in the beginning, especially if you are coming off a more carb-focussed diet. Drink a lot of water and try to go to sleep early!
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    Just started! Excited and scared..

    Acorn squash is a starchy veggie so you'd be aiming at one fist-sized serving with your meal. Depends on the size of both the squash and your fist as to whether half of it is or isn't too much. Sounds like you are still hitting all the non-starchy veggies as well so as long as you aren't stuffed to the gills at the end of your meal, it is probably fine.
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    Skipping some categories

    You do not have to re-test foods that you already know your physical reaction to (ie, I would never, ever test dairy again). You may like to re-test them anyway though and see if they provoke any emotional or mental reaction. For example, does having that amount of carbs trigger sugar cravings or cravings for breads etc?
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    I don't know what "BC" is - but you can take whatever normal headache medicine you normally take. We don't want you to suffer.
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    Sweet potato cranberry cakes

    Sometimes raisins are easier to find unsweetened and would work much the same.
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    Sweet potato cranberry cakes

    Sweet potato "toast" is sliced sweet potato and is definitely permitted on Whole30. If you, personally, have a very strong association to conventional toast where you think that putting toppings on a slice of sweet potato is a gateway food for you, then sure, you should exclude it. Latkes are also permitted for the program as they are baked or pan fried vegetables. We understand that some people may find that they are better off leaving them off and that's fine but they are also not considered SWYPO. I appreciate your passion surrounding the program and of course we want folks to read things with a critical mind. We also appreciate polite and respectful discourse but please also understand that answers coming from Whole30 Moderators, Administrators and Coaches is generally not going to be "false information".
  10. ladyshanny

    Sweet potato cranberry cakes

    Yes, these are fine. There's no sweetener, no alternative flours to make it "doughy" and they are savoury....I would call them sweet potato patties. Make sure you complete the meal with protein and fat.
  11. Honestly I don't think anyone here can answer that for you. If you feel that the Whole30 is a detriment to your health then you should absolutely stop and seek out some kind of assistance if needed. If you think you can "right the ship" along the way, then continue on. We can't answer that for you, unfortunately, it's too personal a decision and only you know you. If you do decide to stop, please reframe the decision as one of self-care and compassion rather than guilt and anxiety over "quitting". If you make the decision that you are better served by stepping away from this program for as long as you need, then that is the right answer for you. We have no judgement here and a 30 day voluntary elimination plan shouldn't be increasing guilt or anxiety. Remember, there are no awards or ribbons at the end. More importantly, wherever you go, there you are, right? So making the right decision for yourself is the right one no matter which way you choose to go.
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    Flavored Coffee Question

    Yep! Natural flavours are ok on Whole30 if you want them to be (ie, your choice).
  13. ladyshanny

    Can I have

    Sure is!
  14. ladyshanny

    The Great Ghee Debate

    I also keep a small jar by the stove and a larger jar in the pantry. Mine does sometimes separate a bit near the stove and become almost oddly mealy - but once melted it's fine. I don't worry about mixing.
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    Soy Sauce Sub that is NOT Coconut Aminos

    Unfortunately not.....for that umami flavor in recipes you can try mushroom powder or anchovies or fish sauce but those arent exactly substitutions.