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  1. You really need to ask at the store that you bought them at to see the ingredient list - I assume these are in bulk where you scoop yourself? Usually those places have the ingredients on the price sticker so maybe have a look? What might be on the ingredient list at my store could indicate an old or new formulation, a regional difference etc... and potentially wouldn't be accurate for the product you have.
  2. Oh that's strange - we don't require people to know the rules to the program to join the site so that sounds like maybe, altho you answered the security question correctly (yes, coffee is compatible to the whole30) that maybe something else was going on with your sign-up process. The security questions are just to prove you're not a robot as we've had trouble with spammers here in the past, not to test your knowledge of the program before you join the forum. Sorry that happened.
  3. There's not really Whole30 recipes for shakes/smoothies because we generally encourage people not to consume them, however, any smoothie or shake you make that has Whole30 compatible ingredients is considered Whole30 compatible. I would encourage you to rely on them only when you're having those really rough days and on the other days, work at making your meals match the template so that on the smoothie days, you don't end up behind the eight ball because ground up fruit, liquid and protein powder are not going to get you very far consistently. I hope you find some relief from your chall
  4. Could you try eating more of a mini meal instead of just plain fruit or veg? A hardboiled egg and some mayo, some leftover chicken, meatballs with avocado etc... along with your fruit/veg.
  5. Hey there. I can't find anywhere on Chris Kresser's site where he lists his 30 day reset do's and don'ts. Can you provide a link? My suspicion is that the one cup of coffee a day is for the same reason that Whole30 recommends that coffee be limited. Maybe this link will help?
  6. First, you didn't 'fail' the Whole30. That's very harsh. I'm going to post the link to our article that we suggest that you read about starting over but first, I'm going to share my thoughts. Soy can be hugely problematic for some people (myself included) and it's a completely unnecessary filler ingredient in most products you find it in. Part of doing the whole30 is to do the reintroductions and test for whether items bother you. BUT, unless he sprayed the actual potatoes with the spray or you licked the baking sheet clean or he put so much of the spray that the potatoes were
  7. Yes, as long as you can find a product that has compatible ingredients. The one thing is that we recommend post workout not include fat - fat slows the absorption of protein which for meals is what we want so that you stay full longer. For post workout, we don't want it slowed, we want the protein to uptake as quickly as possible. Now, that all said, unless you're a pro athlete or training for some type of body building competition, eating fat with your post workout is not going to be problematic, you just might find that your recovery rates are slightly slower. If a hardboiled egg and s
  8. The Whole30 is not a weightloss diet so we don't really give out tips/pointers on how to hack it for weight loss. Some people do lose weight on it if it's a drastic change to their way of eating. The one thing I will say is if you are restricting or undereating or choosing not to eat the recommended amount of fat, you will be doing your body a disservice which could cause it to hold on to weight. Bodies lose weight when they feel safe to do so... think about before food was available 24/7... your body wouldn't have dropped weight during a famine because it would have held on to every mor
  9. I'm not sure what yeast 'supplements' are. If it's yeast extract or nutritional yeast, these are fine. Meat sticks are exactly what they sound like... meat in the shape of a stick Here's a link to an option on Thrive
  10. Hi Chris; Yes, this is fine, assuming there are no off plan ingredients in it. Couple things - usually people who eat following the template which should get you about 3-9 cups of veggies a day, don't need a fibre supplement to be going to the bathroom so you may find that as you go through the 30 days, you don't need this. Second, just so you don't have to wait for a response - almost everything like this has been asked and answered on the forum so if you use google (cause our search function kind of sucks), you can find previous posts about the thing you're looking for. For i
  11. You should fix a plate of food according to the template that keeps you full for 4-5 hours between meals. There's no one size fits all because each person's needs, activity and body type are different - I think the servings are a suggestion altho I can't say I ever look at the serving sizes because I just make a thing and then use it as part of a template meal. The template is linked in my signature below if you need a quick look. Also, it's great that you don't have anyone to share with! That means leftovers!! (I live alone also!)
  12. It's not that Whole30 doesn't 'allow' smoked meats it's that it is nearly impossible to find smoked meats that have all compatible ingredients. If you smoke your own meat and the ingredients in any rub or brine (??) is compatible then go for it!
  13. Oh no! I'm really sorry that happened! Did you read through the article and make a decision about where you want to go? How about a Whole52? Maybe that's easier on the brain and soul to do that instead of starting back from 1? Lots of people continue on past the 30 days as well so it's not that unusual.
  14. We really don't recommend that you eat this every day for breakfast. You don't need to eat bacon or fatty meats either, you can eat anything you would normally eat for another meal - leftovers are often great and usually can be more 'breakfasty' if you throw a fried egg on top. Check out the below link, there are four pages of people talking about non traditional breakfasts that they love that don't include pretend porridge... I think the thread was focusing on not being egg heavy but again, you can always put an egg on it.