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    Making greeting cards, arts and crafts, Doctor Who, Star Wars, reading, trying to find good movies at my local Redbox, weight lifting, trying to get my friends who "don't dance" to practice Sh'Bam with me ;D

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  1. flavored club soda

    As long as they don't contain non-compliant ingredients, yes. Have you tried searching for this, because I know it comes up often. The forum's default search is not the greatest, but if you just google "whole30 lacroix" the first search results are typically from either the Whole30 website or this forum.
  2. Starting W30 with known food sensitivities

    If you have a known sensitivity to them, I'd stay away from the eggs.
  3. Help labeling my sensitivity (sensitivities)?

    But it doesn't have to. You can't have bell peppers, but tomatoes are okay so (right now), you don't need to cut out tomatoes. Maybe apples aren't okay, but berries or cantaloupe might be (they're lower fructose fruits). Think less about categories and more about keeping lists of individual fruits and vegetables with your reactions to them.
  4. Help labeling my sensitivity (sensitivities)?

    They really may not have anything in common. It's entirely possible that you've got a weird list of non-connected sensitivities.
  5. Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!

    The blender needs to be running slow because it's very likely that your blender will get too hot. You can try mixing an extra egg yolk into one of the broken mayos (maybe with your hands and a whisk rather than the blender) and see if that saves it. Blenders have a tendency to get too hot and then the mayo will break. You can make it with just a bowl and a whisk, but it takes a *while* and you have to dribble the oil in a teeny bit at a time.
  6. Suggestions for Lame Meals

    Depends on what it is. Veggies or proteins that were kind of boring can be turned into a frittata or a scramble or a hash. Something like a soup or chili, I'll try to figure out what went wrong and add spices/hot sauce/herbs/roasted garlic. If it's a chili and all else really fails, I'll freeze it until after a Whole30 when I can hide some of the "bleh" with cheese. Not even going to try to lie about it.
  7. Help, Day 4... falling over tired

    Spinach cooks down to nothing, so unless you were starting with heaps and heaps of spinach (like at least one whole one of those grocery store bags of baby spinach), then it wasn't enough. Whatever you cook with doesn't really count toward your fat for a meal, unless you've scraped every single bit of it into your meal and even then, you'll probably need to add more. Bump up the veggies and fats in your meals and see how that goes.
  8. Help, Day 4... falling over tired

    There's no fat in your lunch and only a teeny bit in your breakfast and dinner. I have a feeling that your meals are all on the small side, so add some fat and just eat more.
  9. What's for dinner?

    Cooked a giant batch of kalua pork over the weekend, so dinner tonight was pork, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower rice quick sauteed with ghee, garlic, and onion. Took about 5 min.
  10. Starting over

    I think it may also help you to try and stop feeling so negative every time you have a question. They're allowed! The forum is here for people to ask questions, but like trexmafia also said, the mods (and everyone else) tend to include a bit more information so that you have more info and so that people searching the forum in the future have more information. I know that you want to be successful on your Whole30 and you can be! Maybe where you live and your lack of access to more specialty items will make following some recipes harder, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Honestly, that just means that your recipes will probably be simpler but one of the most delicious recipes out there involves putting chicken in a crockpot with a jar of salsa and cooking it until the chicken's done. If you don't have a crockpot, you could bake the chicken with the salsa on top. Shred it up and eat Ask your questions (and stop apologizing for them). Try out some new ways of cooking *before* starting over. It's a big change to how you're used to cooking and eating, but it doesn't have to be daunting. You *can* do it and you need to start believing that you can. There's a mindset shift that has to happen to or you will just keep stressing yourself out.
  11. Hot Sauce ingredient

    It's listed out in the program rules that corn is a grain
  12. Asparagus isn't meant for low and slow cooking. It's meant for a quick blanching or roasting or sauteeing, so I would definitely use a different vegetable there. Practically any recipe that calls for chicken thighs or even a whole chicken can be done with chicken breasts, you'll just need to watch the timing. And something like this shredded BBQ chicken could be easily modified (please note, the recipe as written is *not* compliant). Swap the honey in the recipe for some apple cider (or leave it out if you like a spicier BBQ) and make it with the chicken breasts.
  13. Funny Question about "It Serves..." amount?

    Serves 2 means 2 servings. So that's either 1 meal each for 2 people or 2 meals for 1 person. The recipe has 6 eggs.
  14. Day 6, work is the enemy!

    Sometimes you really can't notice what the main issue is until you write it down and put it out there in public (which can be SO HARD!!). So good for you for putting it out there. You've got it spot on: the food isn't the problem. That co-worker and his attitude is. You're stronger than his nachos and you've got this whole forum here to back you up and give you a hand when you need it. Go kick some butt.
  15. Costco Rotisserie Chicken

    Could be the modified food starch, which is typically made from corn, wheat, potato, or tapioca. Another biggie is the carrageenan. Lots of people react to that.