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    Beyond Meat - Vegan Protein Help Needed

    Hi @Miss Fern - Welcome, glad to have you and yes, we definitely need to look at the positives in this weird situation!! Here's the official stance on doing Whole30 as a vegetarian/vegan.
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    Mentos Sugar Free gum

    Morning! Well done, you two! So glad to hear that your wife reduced or eliminated medications! The only way to know if mentos sugar free gum bothers you or your sugar-cravings is to try it out and see how you feel. Watch for increased cravings or slow slippery slides towards other sweeter items. I would suggest that there is no real difference in your case for regular vs reduced sugar gum - they just replace the sugar with other chemicals, it'll still be quite sweet - so try both and see what works for you.
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    Siete Queso

    This type of thing is technically compliant but would not meet the criteria to be Whole30 Approved.
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    Mentally blah/ depressed

    I really like this! I think I would add "drink 1L water" before the going back to bed part. That way all your basic needs are met every day.
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    First Date?

    I echo what @Jihanna said about picking the restaurant - especially on a first date. Your comfort and convenience are important and sometimes as women we just go along with whatever we're "told". I disagree about having the conversation about what you do and don't eat - you don't owe anyone an explanation, least of all a first date prospect. If it naturally comes up in the conversation then great, maybe he also avoids gluten or alcohol. But it's not up to you to design yourself to be the least troublesome, most amenable human being you can be. You do you. They either respect that or they don't. It's a good way to weed in or out.
  6. It sounds like you might have a bug. Having a headache is standard for most people in the first few days and depending on what their diet was like coming into the program, some mild nausea can be expected but this sounds more extreme - like a bug.
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    Dietary Fiber - Dextrin

    Hi, you would have to look at the package and read the ingredients to determine. I'm not sure what this item is so cannot say.
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    potassium bisulphite

    Thank you for noticing this! The labelling is incorrect on these and is being corrected - the online ingredients list has already been updated. Sorry for the trouble!
  9. Not common but not unheard of. Of course, if you are concerned you should see your doctor! My experience here on the forum is that it's generally caused from eating more acidic foods than you're used to or more of something you don't normally eat (coconut/avocado etc). Go for some softer and more easily digested foods for a couple days and see how you heal. Chicken breast, sweet potato mash etc.
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    Office lunch game changer

    That's so cool!
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    potassium bisulphite

    Oh! We are going to check on that asap and get back to you!
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    Flu Shot OK (on Whole 30)?

    I agree and also suggest maybe you get it on a Thursday evening so that if by Friday afternoon you aren't feeling great you can rest over the weekend. We do it this way every year, just to cut ourselves some slack!
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    not sleeping

    Maybe try ear plugs and an eyemask in the meantime? That'll give you the quiet dark space you need while your sleep resolves?
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    not sleeping

    Oh, naughty husband, no! No. There can be some sleep disruption at the beginning - as a super-star champion sleeper normally, I suffered for 14 days on my first Whole30 - but it eventually gets back to normal. Honestly I would try really really hard to get your husband to watch tv in another room before's really not good for either of you and new studies out about sleep quality over the long term are kind of scary!
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    Vacation after Whole 30 - what to expect

    Oh, that's a hard one for us to comment on! Bloating, cravings, skin issues, digestive upset, moods, headaches, energy etc are all reported responses to different reintroduced foods. It really is impossible for us to say that you will experience one or the other or all or none. I would probably try to stay closer to Whole30 on the trip and in the week before reintroduce the things you KNOW you'll want to indulge in (dairy or gluten would be good starts).
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    Whole30 again

    Hi @Jillian30 - email [email protected] with your info - they can figure it out for you.
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    Planning out meals?!? Help!

    Protein, veggies and a fat serving or two for each meal. Fruits are recommended as 0-2 servings (fist sized) per day but not eaten alone and not pushing veggies out of the way. Nuts aren't an optimal fat source so if you have other options, go with those (ghee, mayo, coconut oil/milk, avocado, olives, cooking oils etc). Preworkout would be protein and fat.
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    In-person support groups?

    You might want to find a coach - some of them run online groups or in person groups.........and not all of them use FB to do it. You can review our coaches here:
  20. This - we aren't into suffering and cold/flu season can be super harsh on a person. Take the meds you need to get over the cold but know that you are probably not going to feel as great as you could at the end - because it takes it out of you. I got a cold December 14th and I am STILL feeling it.
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    New Seasons Paleo Hash

    Pick 'em out.
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    Primal Kitchen BBQ Ranch boo-boo?

    Yes, we (and they) are aware of the mistake and apologize, it was a labeling error on a small run of product. Not compliant.
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    Organic Superfood Protein

    Pea protein is not permitted as it is a legume. I assume it also has some sort of sweetener in it. Also, smoothies are not recommended: Smoothies: We’d rather you didn’t This is a very popular question, with a very unpopular answer. Smoothies (generally made using lots of fruit) are technically compliant on your Whole30, but we strongly recommend against it. Food that you drink sends different satiety signals to your brain than food that you chew. So when you drink your meal, your brain isn’t getting the feedback it needs to tell your body that it’s had enough of what it needs. Plus, smoothies are generally really fruit-heavy, and starting your day off with a liquid sugar-bomb sets you up for cravings, hunger, and volatile energy levels throughout the day. In summary, we’d rather you just eat the food, and skip the smoothie.
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    We wouldn't be aware of what all the ingredients are in the fish plates either or what they put on the chicken. You would definitely want to contact the restaurant at a not-busy time and ask the questions. Here is a bit of a cheat sheet for dining out.
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    Worried about not stepping on the scale

    Aw, sorry to hear that you're having that internal struggle. But what if you change your mindset and internal dialogue. if you are eating protein, veggies and good fats in a quantity that gets you 4-5 hours in between and allows you to feel well, sleep better, think clearer etc - would you change what you were doing because of what the scale said? Would you eat less and be more hungry and have less stable moods and less energy just to make the scale move? What would be the point in that? Also try and remember that the "optimal" weights that they say women should weigh do not take into consideration that women are not men. Are you 55# overweight? Specifically? Like if you lost exactly 55#, everything would be perfect? I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I promise. As I've aged and my life has changed I have gained weight too..........but it doesn't define who I am, it doesn't make me less loveable or more deserving of critique. This body you have has been with you through it all every single day of your life without fail. Be kind to it - speak nicely to it - don't submit it to a weigh in, instead submit it to a love-in.