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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".
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    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).
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    Can I have

    Sure is!
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    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.
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    Caramel bedtime tea

    Oh, dang, I didnt see that. Makes it a no, sorry!
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    Caramel bedtime tea

    Yep, this is fine!
  18. You can still use it. My guess is you had too much water vs how many bones. If you simmered it (ie, tiny slow bubbles) then the heat was enough. You could try adding more bones, a shot of acid like apple cider vinegar and some onion and celery and let it simmer again.
  19. Yep, I love me some craft beer! I dont eat any other gluten and find that the beer doesnt bother me. I never, ever drink wheat beer though (the "weizens") because they upset my stomach something awful! I also tend to drink the darker beers so am likely to drink just one as they are a bit chewier and more filling.
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    Question about protein salad

    Totally to your own taste. I personally love the contrast of the crunch of a bit of nuts and the salty brine of olives and will even throw mango in when in season. You do you!
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    Starting my First W30 December 26th!

    No problem at all - feel free to reach out if we can help further!
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    Whole30 Approved at Walmart!

    Have you seen the Whole30 Approved meals at your local Walmart yet? Eight delicious varieties of Great Value frozen meals have been rolling out to Walmart stores nationwide all month long. Keep an eye out … if they’re not in your local store, they should be soon!⠀ ⠀ These meals feature American Humane Certified protein, lots of veggies, and delicious herbs, spices, and sauces perfect for between-meeting bites, fast weeknight dinners, and travel meals. In addition, Walmart's commitment to move towards GAP-certified animal protein in Whole30 meals by 2019 is a huge step towards changing our food system and making ethically-sourced animal protein more affordable than ever.⠀ ⠀ A big part of our ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts involves making the Whole30 easier and more accessible for our entire community. Over the last few years, many Whole30 convenience products (like meat sticks, condiments, and sauces) have entered the market, but because of their price point, they are often seen as luxuries for those shopping on a budget. Partnering with Walmart to create Whole30 offerings under their Great Value brand will help make the Whole30 easier and more accessible for everyone. Some frequently asked questions: Are these available in Canada: We wish we could send ALL the Whole30 Approved things across the border to you! Alas, things are complicated when it comes to shipping, distribution and international borders. We are hopeful these might be available to you in Canada someday, and in general we are trying to partner with Canada based brands. What about additives? The meals have some common additives in them (like potato starch or citric acid), as many other compliant shelf stable or frozen options do. (Please note, any mention of “sulfites” are naturally occurring in the vinegar, NOT added.) These are additives that have always been compliant with the program. Check out our common additives cheat sheet resource for more information about which additives are okay for your Whole30. Will it be at MY Walmart? It's rolling out to about 4,000 Walmart stores nationwide; if the Walmart near you carries better for you frozen brands, it's likely you'll find these Whole30 Approved meals there too. But can we trust Walmart? We assure you, this is of top priority for us as well. We have an audit clause written into our contract, and the right to inspect their facilities and production at any time during the partnership to confirm compliance. They are also mandated to provide us with detailed quarterly reporting as to their efforts to move towards GAP certified protein. Finally, we have been working on this partnership for more than a year. They were all 100% on board with a Whole30 approach, many having done the program themselves, and the entire team recognized and respected our rules and standards. We know their entire team respects our mission and community, but we also have the right (and will exercise this right) to verify through an independent audit.
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    Whole30 Approved at Walmart!

    Haha, good plan!!!!!
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    Starting my First W30 December 26th!

    Ah, well herein lies your problem. I would leave off the banana and the almond butter, add some sort of protein (leftover chicken or eggs) and cut the potato in half. Add some non-starchy veggie also. The issue here with the breakfast is that there is no protein and it is loaded with sugar and carbs which is going to fill you up but not keep you going for any length of time. Check out the meal template linked in my signature below (or google "Whole30 meal template"). Make each meal to match. One or two protein servings the same size as your palm (length, width and thickness), 3+ cups of cooked veggie or equivalent - and not just starchy ones, one to two servings of fat. Once you've eaten all of that, only then would you want to turn to fruit.
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    What if it does work, what if you succeed, what if you feel amazing? I know it's easier said than done, but try changing your dialogue when you feel those negative what-ifs popping up. We almost all (literally, almost every person) has more than just food to worry about - but just start there. Start with the food and let the other changes and emotions and fear and excitement come as they do. Don't feel like you have to address every underlying food issue you've ever had in the first week or two. Just be kind to yourself, remind yourself that you are intending to nourish and heal your body for 30 days and let that be enough at first. We're here for you!