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    Whole30 Moderator Since December 27, 2014
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  1. You can start it as planned if you feel that you'll be able to notice a difference! We had ZERO kids last night but enough candy for the entire city so it's all still here.
  2. Aw, sorry you aren't feeling great! I would say you aren't eating enough overall and your water consumption is great if you weigh 60#. Are you on or nearing your period? You mentioned a small child, are you breastfeeding?
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    Hi @MKLOP1968 - sorry to hear you aren't well. Unfortunately we cannot provide medical advice. Whole30 focusses on animal protein, veggies, some fruits and good fats. If that is in keeping with how your doctor has suggested you eat, then we are happy to have you.
  4. Drizzling ghee or olive oil on cooked veggies is great. Guacamole, dump ranch, homemade mayo (can season a million ways once done). Let us know if anything else comes up, we're here for you!
  5. Those meals look delicious! Make sure you are adding fats (nuts aren't optimal) and yes, fat in your coffee would be fine. Make sure you are eating your full meal before you have your coffee as it can be an appetite suppressant. Nuts are fine as you're using them but if you are adding enough to get a full fat serving at every meal you're going to end up with a stomach ache.
  6. Sorry you're struggling. It sounds frustrating knowing something isn't quite right and a dr putting it down to "this is just how life is". From what I can see you are not eating enough overall and certainly not enough for your activity level. It's hard to tell what your portions are like - protein should be 1-2 palms (your own palm thickness, width and length), veggies should be at least 2-3 cups of cooked and then an adequate fat serving (whole or half avo, heaping handful of olives, 1-2 thumbs of denser fats like ghee, mayo, oils - cooking oils don't count). Green salads are fine but they aren't as nutrient or calorically dense as a cooked veggie option. Think about how much salad wilts down - it's doing the same thing internally so you really would need a huge mixing bowl full for a green salad to be sufficient. For you I would try to stick to more substantial veggies for now - cooked are easier to digest than raw. Are you also eating for your workouts? Pre and post workout foods are in addition to your regular meals. Pre workout is more optional depending on your meal timing and how you're feeling but if you are depleted following any of your exercise you should be having post workout food. It's not a tonne - a few bites of chicken breast and some sweet potato would be a good example. Lean protein and a starchy veggie. How are you feeling between meals? Are you comfortably making it 4-5 hours between? Are you eating within an hour of waking? What are your sleep habits and how is your sleep generally? Unbroken? Let's see if we can help tweak and get you feeling better!
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    Vanilla Extract - compliant or not?

    My pleasure - you actually beat us to the punch, there is a Dear Melissa article coming out soon about this!
  8. You should be OK to do gluten with a baked good. Maybe grab a nice loaf of bakery bread which wouldn't have a bunch of additives in it.
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    Vanilla Extract - compliant or not?

    Vanilla extract is fine - we are going to change that last article, thank you for catching our oversight!
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    Hi! I'm starting November 1

    Welcome! You may indeed experience a complete shift in the way that you think about food. We are excited to hear about it so make sure to come back and update us!
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    Discovering a new success during reintroduction...

    This is wonderful to hear! You've really reset your limits! Well done!
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    Be careful with Chipotle

    Yes, this is definitely a problem! Could you kindly let me know what store this happened at?
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    Goal - end chronic pain

    Welcome, we're happy to have you here! Keep us updated - I'm curious about how your pain does after elimination of dairy. Dairy is a huge inflammer for some people and wonder if you could find relief by eliminating it. Let us know if you need anything!
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    What is GOING on down there and everywhere?!

    Hm, there can be some "recalibration" that goes on including with our gal-parts.....but I can't say specifically that's what it is. Could be coincidence? If you are concerned you should see a dr as we cannot give you medical advice. As far as headache, that's pretty common in the first few days, especially depending on how you used to eat. Just as tweaks I would suggest including cooked veggies and a fat with your breakfast, ditch the apple, ditch the nuts and the epic bar should really only be used for emergencies. The cold-symptoms - yes, not uncommon when starting the program, your body may be a bit distracted dealing with the adjustment and a bug might've gotten in. It also doesn't sound like you're eating enough overall which can also cause problems with energy and headache.
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    Did I screw up??

    Don't let this dim your pride, you deserve to feel great about yourself even if you make a mistake. Translate this into real world situations. We don't throw down our resignation letter at work because the printer ran out of paper. We don't burn the house down because the windows are dirty. On the whole you did a great thing for yourself and you made a mistake along the way. You're human! Don't beat yourself up - we're not and you shouldn't!