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  1. You're dead on @Rebecca001. @mek402- if you only have the 6 days, I would pick whatever item two items you think you will not be able to avoid and then test them. Eat one item (dairy?) for a day, stop for a couple days till you feel as good as you felt before you ate it and then do the second one. I get that you don't want to be worrying about this when you're celebrating your friend but try and think about this in the big picture - if for instance you found out that dairy gives you the runs and affects your sleep, when you go to your friend's birthday celebration next year, are you going to
  2. That's a pretty specific thing isn't it... I would say that if you're not consuming the apple juice then it would be fine - I don't think you can steam sugar into food which I assume is the ingredient that makes it not compatible.
  3. I've grouped both your posts into the Pregnant and Breastfeeding subforum. Please don't cross post as it makes it hard to follow along when people are giving responses on both posts. Did you have a read through the breastfeeding forum to see if there were any vegetarians in the mix? Usually it's fat that helps keep your supply up so have a read through and you'll see what people do regardless of whether they eat meat to help maintain supply.
  4. Definitely! Feel free to share anything like that! (we usually only restrict links when it's blatant ongoing self promotion or spam). Things you can link: recipes, podcasts, articles, photos of cute dogs/cats... go forth and link
  5. Our family has very little food tradition (save for Christmas baking) so I definitely don't envy you.. especially coming from and having relatives where food is love and there's just a complete delta between generations... not sure if that's how it is for you and obviously there's some stereotyping because I'm sure not every Italian family grandma is a 'feeder' but it's become a stereotype from a level of reality. I definitely enjoy this group. I like hearing what people are working on, struggling with or winning at - we cannot as human beings have every experience ourselves so it's nice
  6. Yep, sounds amazing! As long as the ingredients are compatible you're good to go!
  7. Same... I feel zero feelings of guilt or shame or a need to be pleasing to others around food... If I'm the only one that has to deal with the reprecussions of eating the item, then I'm the only one that gets to weigh in on the decision. I get that is MUCH harder to do for some people - I'm not a people pleaser by any stretch of the imagination which I imagine makes it much easier for me. I think the one good thing I can say to help others that have this struggle that comes out of my experience with being 'that person' as you say @Rebecca001 is that my friends still invite me around, m
  8. First, have a read through this article about 'tiger blood'. Second, gassy and burping and digestive upset could be caused by something you're eating on the Whole30. Compatibility with the rules doesn't always mean compatibility with each individual. Are you eating a lot of raw veggies? Lots of crucifers (broc, cabbage etc), lots of nuts, coconut etc...? Is there something you added into your Whole30 that you don't normally eat when you're not doing the program?
  9. It's interesting hearing/reading this wine discussion. I'm not a big drinker in general but previously did like to indulge in a bottle (or two) of wine with a friend or my sister on a sleepover night. And then I started to realize that usually within the first half a glass, I would get an aching headache that hung out down the left side of the back of my neck... it would pierce up behind my ear and generally make whatever fun we were having almost unbearable in that I wanted to take a handful of pain killers and go to bed... I want to say this never use to be a problem for me but it's possibl
  10. Not sure who answered the question 3 years ago but just confirmed, this is a legume and it is not compatible for the Whole30. Even this page's faq says they're legumes as the answer to the first question
  11. The ingredients are fine but I would be very careful with the Garcinia Cambodia - also if you're using this as an effort to lose weight and not just because you love the flavor of it, we would not recommend you do that at the same time you're doing a Whole30 as it can mess with your results.
  12. If it is technically a legume like a peanut then it's out for the Whole30. If you want to make sure it's something you tolerate, introduce it like any other reintroduction item I just looked up the Baru nut and all the sources say it's a legume. I can ask HQ again for you if you want but its possible that 3 years ago, they misspoke... because it is a legume...
  13. And that is what we are here for! Accounting is highly frustrating and I am in awe of people who choose to do it as their living... I can't imagine! Chocolate and wine won't erase the $11.73 hour
  14. Hey there. Real Plans is an independent company that has a Whole30 compatible option to select from. It's not part of the Whole30 company. There is no Whole30 free or paid app that is endorsed by Whole30 because we prefer you learn how to read labels and identify ingredients and their sometimes sneaky names. Here's our list of all the Whole30 Approved products and services that are divided by category, including condiments
  15. Real Plans is an independent company that has a Whole30 option for meal planning and recipes. The cookbooks from Whole30 are copywritten material that are only available by purchasing the books. Unfortunately the two are not linked in the way that you're hoping for. Sorry we don't have a better answer for you, it sounds like you have your hands full!