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    Concentration and Cravings

    I think moving the fruit from pre-workout to any of your other meals would be fine This is a good article to take a look at regarding cholesterol: http://whole9life.com/2014/10/truth-cholesterol/ The increased fat is tough for many people, so you are 100% not alone in that! If you like olives, you can throw some of those in with your meals. Or avocado. They're both good fat sources but don't have the same "omg there's so much fat" look that a baked potato slathered in ghee does (know what I mean?). It kinda just looks like another veggie and not like an oil-based fat. If you can tolerate coconut and have a milk frother or a blender (I like the little $1.99 battery operated milk frother I got at IKEA), you could alternately try mixing a little regular canned coconut milk (*not* the lite kind) into your coffee.
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    Cauliflower "toast"

    Ehhhh...I'd say it's a fritter. Calling it toast is weird (just my opinion). Personally, I think that with eggs and greens it'd be okay, but I'm not a mod. It's blatantly not sweet, so that kind of separates it from the banana-and-egg pancake ridiculousness. I'm sure a mod will be through soon with a better ruling on this that my opinion Sounds yummy, though!
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    Concentration and Cravings

    That you were too hungry to wait for lunch is a really clear indicator that you've not been eating enough. At this point, your body's just screaming at you to eat more. So eat more The pre-gym egg is fine, but maybe add more fat and ditch the fruit. Unless you have super tiny hands, then I'll bet you could easily hold 3 eggs in one hand (which is how you determine how many eggs is a serving for Whole30). The pre-workout egg doesn't count toward that total. If you're like me and not *that* keen on eggs, you can add some more protein. If you think that you're overestimating your fat servings, increase them for future meals.
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    Bacon! Please Help

    @Shani_SWP Yes! And when you cook prosciutto, it gets crispy like bacon, so voila! It's waaaaaay easier to find compliant prosciutto.
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    365 Pea Protein Powder - OK on Whole 30?

    The only reason those are allowed is because you eat the pod and the peas inside are tiny. This powder isn't made from sugar snap peas or snow peas, so...
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    Purse Dressing!

    Tessemae's also does single serve pouches of some of their dressings if you don't want to carry around a bottle. https://www.tessemaes.com/collections/whole30-products/products/whole30-variety-to-go-pouch-pack
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    Dr. suggested I eliminate high histamine foods

    Why are you cutting starchy veggies? Every list I've seen doesn't mention potatoes, sweet potatoes, or the other starchy veg as high histamine foods. Many of the foods you would need to eliminate are already out for Whole30. Add the starchy veggies back in. You can hide a lot of ghee in mashed potatoes to get the fats in
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    Day 11 - Heart Rate

    As long as you're feeling fine, having a slow resting heart rate is usually not a cause for concern. But if you're experiencing lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, confusion, shortness of breath, or generally feeling like you don't have enough energy, you should bring it up with your doctor sooner rather than later. If you're feeling alright, but worried, maybe give your doctor a call and see if they want you to come in? Exercising regularly also lowers your RHR. I'm "overweight" but exercise 5-6 times per week and I just checked my heart rate sitting at my desk and it was 58.
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    2.5 months in...itchy/rashy...help?

    It's a good reason to give it another 30 days and then do the reintros. From there, you'll be able to figure out what's a definite no-go and what you have a little flexibility with when you choose to go in the direction of your food freedom.
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    2.5 months in...itchy/rashy...help?

    I'm sorry that you're having some kind of reaction. The thing about Whole30 is that you really need to properly do the reintroductions. Afterward, you can certainly go back to being 100% compliant, but then you'll know what you're in for if you decide to have dairy, or legumes, or gluten, etc. By not having done the reintros, all we can do is say that you reacted to *something*. Specifically what that was? No idea.
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    Alpha Galactose

    This is something that is better discussed with your doctor. No one here is going to give you medical advice. If the doctor has told you to take the Zyrtec to manage your symptoms, then those orders trump any Whole30 rules regarding the ingredients in the medication.
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    Day 15... arms are breaking out?

    My big standout is: Why aren't you eating lunch? Try cutting back on the almond-based products and the Larabars and see where that gets you. You say your dinner is Whole30 approved, but not what that is, so it makes it hard to gauge if you're now eating a ton of something that you weren't eating before. I'd also work on switching most of those LaCriox you're drinking to plain water. Throw a little fruit or a splash of juice in there, but you should be drinking predominantly flat water.
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    La Croix

    This is probably also going to sound really crummy, but if you're looking to save some money, drop the LaCroix and get some store-brand seltzer. Or skip the bubbles altogether and drop a lemon slice in some water.
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    Explaining Whole30 to kids

    Since another significant component of Whole30 is discovering any potential food intolerances, you could also frame it that you think there may be some foods that upset your stomach and you're not eating some foods for 30 days to help you figure it out. That frames it as something that has absolutely nothing at all to do with weight or how your body looks, but focuses on how your body *feels*.
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    Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?

    That would certainly make my life a lot easier! It's ridiculous that transparency in labeling is such an unbelievable concept in the US.
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    Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?

    It may, but sometimes you have to say that you've done the best you can. Because I can't tolerate legumes, I go for the tuna that's *actually* packed in water to be completely safe. But as long as you've done your due diligence, then it's mostly that you've tried your best.
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    Tuna with vegetable broth - start over?

    Any sweeteners would have to be listed. As long as the ingredients are compliant and there's no allergy warning that says there's soy or anything else weird in it, you're fine.
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    My biggest challenge.. baby food..

    @NJdieter Do you have some research on that last part? Everyone needs a varied diet, but I'd hesitate to say dairy and grains are necessary. That sounds like talk from lobbyists trying to sell food products to parents. Pancreatic amylase, which is what you really need to digest grains, doesn't start being produced until all 4 molars are in. And not every child can digest dairy, so it can't be that crucial to growth.
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    Weird Added Sugar Issue

    I think, in a way, it's a little more obvious that something has been intentionally sweetened. Even when that item doing the sweetening is something like apple juice or honey. A lot of labels in the US are able to skirt the added sugar listing requirement by claiming that something like a date is added for fiber. Yeah, no.
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    Weird Added Sugar Issue

    They're classifying the apple juice concentrate as added sugar. Technically, this product is compliant.
  21. So, just having some nuts and fruit is a bad plan. It's a hit of sugar along with often tougher to digest fats. Also, zero protein. Could part of the issue just be that you're not prepping an actual template meal for lunch and when you get to lunch time, there's nothing to eat ready? Make the meals, have them ready to go (hard boiled eggs, crudite, and compliant dip of some kind are one of the fastest meals out there assuming you've got the eggs done in the fridge). The effectiveness of the program is impacted when you don't eat enough. Having a snack instead of lunch is effectively cutting your meals by a third and it'll catch up to you.
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    My biggest challenge.. baby food..

    Not to be willfully obtuse, but is there any reason that the baby couldn't also eat mostly Whole30? Other than that, I'd put up some signs in the kitchen that are like "don't lick the spoon" or "don't eat cheese that's been thrown at me". You can test the temperature of foods on the back of your hand. It's much more sensitive than the palm.
  23. @kirbz I swear, I had one of those two soups you linked every single day during my Whole30. Having the soups in the fridge and some proteins already cooked meant that I could make my breakfast and actually sit down to eat it (because I wasn't cooking from scratch every morning) rather than throwing something together and eating it in the car while driving to work. They're also really yummy.
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    Gastroparesis

    This would definitely be something to talk with your doctor about. One thing that we would say is that if you know there are foods that are notoriously difficult for your stomach, don't eat them. You don't have to eat beef or any raw fruits/veggies. You can roast up pans and pans of veg and have them in the fridge all ready to go. Blended soups are similar to smoothies in the sense that they're blended, but they're savory and pull away from the sweet smoothie thing. But definitely talk to your doctor as any significant change in diet can affect a preexisting medical condition.
  25. The fact that you look at your banana as a breakfast "dessert" means I'd recommend you leave them off for a while and add more veggies to your breakfast. Yes, they're compliant, but sometimes we need to leave off compliant foods during a Whole30 because of how we mentally view them. If someone meal preps baked sweet potato wedges for a few day's meals, but then finds that they're going back to the fridge because "yum, fries", then maybe baked sweet potato wedges aren't really a good option for that person. For that "fills you up and gives you energy" thing, you can increase your starchy veg like potatoes, winter squashes, etc.