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  1. Depression and mood disorders have been discussed at length on this forum and some of those discussions are around medication - google Whole30 forum + depression for instance to get the previous conversations. Please make sure that you are speaking with your care team about potentially going off medication - not only do some meds have a withdrawal concern but your doctor and health care providers should be checking in regularly with you to make sure that you're doing well and adjust/add meds back if needed. If you can't go off the meds, can you look at switching to something different? Pa
  2. Headaches suck! Sorry you guys aren't feeling well. The only extra thing I can suggest as far as intake is to make sure you're salting your food but honestly, it's definitely realistic to think this is environmental... barometer changing, temp dropping, fall allergies (ya, that's a thing..), stress, poor sleep... Definitely take a headache remedy like Aleve or Advil or Tylenol so you're not suffering - if you think it might be sinuses, try a Tylenol sinus pill or flushing with a netty pot.
  3. Right you are, there are no ingredients in there that are not compatible with the Whole30. Enjoy to your heart's content
  4. Okay? It looks like you just rewrote my answer?
  5. Have you looked at the ingredients list to see what's in it? Does it have any ingredients that contradict the rules?
  6. Yes, there are no rules around when you can and cannot consume anything that is compliant with the program. However, we do really recommend that because the Whole30 also helps to reset hormones around hunger, wake, sleep etc... that you limit your intake of coffee or caffeinated beverages and ideally not consume them after noon but there is no rule around this so you're free to do what works for you.
  7. Yes. I see you've made a few posts with individual items - if you have a bunch of questions, feel free to combine them into one post - it keeps the forum neater. Second, you can also google 'whole30 + item' and results from past conversations should come up so you don't have to wait for someone to answer.
  8. What are the ingredients? If the ingredients are only peas then yes. If there are other non compatible ingredients in it then no.
  9. As long as all the ingredients in them are compatible with the Whole30, we don't dictate how things like this are prepared.
  10. Sorry you're not feeling well! It's hard to say what could be causing the digestive upset - 24/48 hours is probably not chronic, it could just be a detox happening or if you're eating a lot of something now that you normally didn't before (say for instance entire whole avocados with every meal or a ton of nuts/seeds). If you want to give us a run down of your meals, we can see if anything stands out that you can add or remove that might help. Not every Whole30 compatible food is compatible with every Whole30'er so there might be something in there we can adjust.
  11. Ya, I agree with you there - it's a frustrating transition! The cool part is that once you know these things and potentially grieve the things you have to leave behind (yes, that's a real thing), you know that you're pretty safe that you're going to have an amazing experience at the Fall Fair because you didn't eat something that maybe your tummy was okay with but that gave you a headache or made you tired or grouchy... for instance... it's quite freeing but there can definitely be a grieving period as we move through this.
  12. I would say maybe you're not eating enough. You don't list vegetables with your meal and if you're shorting yourself over the previous day's meals, then you're going to be behind the eight ball with the next day...
  13. You might also try a magnesium supplement like Natural Calm (the unflavored is compatible with Whole30). If you're not used to taking it, start slow and work up to a full dose or you might end up with the reverse situation of your problem A couple things also worth trying... white potatoes can be constipating so try leaving them off for a bit. Leave off the nuts/nut butter - it's amazing how so little can cause huge problems... Not sure what proteins you're eating but a lot of red meat can be a source of constipation so make sure you're switching up your protein sources so you've got pou
  14. It's not that you've become intolerant in the last 30 days. It's likely that you WERE intolerant to those items but your gut does try and protect itself and creates a mucus layer to keep it as safe as possible from those things. In the 30 days, your body got rid of that because it wasn't necessary - now you're bringing those foods back and gut doesn't have that built in protection. Could you force your body to go back and tolerate it again? I guess... to me it seems like you healed a wound and now you want to make a wound again just to put a bandaid on it so that occasionally you can ea
  15. Hey there, sorry that you're feeling crappy! It's really not uncommon to feel really fatigued and even weak. I've copied the timeline below - you may just be experiencing the general symptoms a bit later than it says - it's just an idea of how it might look and lots of people get some, all, none of the symptoms right on time, late, early... What are you eating for the rest of your meals? I"m suspecting that you're undereating which will also create feelings of fatigue and tiredness - the fact that eating made you feel a little better is my hint that this might be the case. If you wa
  16. Our concern would not be whether an item is 'keto' friendly and to be honest, I know nothing about Keto. What I do know is that if the item had sugar in it, then it would not be compatible for the Whole30 but you haven't said if you're actually in the middle of doing a Whole30 or not so not sure what suggestions you're looking for. The spices you're thinking of sound great, just check the ingredients if you're going to use any of them doing a Whole30. You might get more information about how to prepare meat on a cooking forum - Whole30 is completely devoted to the Whole30 program an
  17. On the forum here, you just join in on any of the threads that are going to be going during the month of September - it's a titch early for them to be showing up but you could even start one and others can join in. There are also Whole30 resources like Melissa's Daily Texts (not sure if it works if you're not in the US tho) and other resources HQ is putting out for September. A good way to find out about that stuff is to follow Whole30 on social media (Instagram, facebook).
  18. Hey there! You should definitely not be so hungry. This is an elimination program, not a restriction diet so we want you eating enough to nourish your body. Are you following the meal template (linked in my signature below) three times a day? Are you adding the plated fat? If you want some feedback on your meals, list a few days here with approximate portion sizes and we can see how we can adjust your intake so you're not starving because that's definitely NOT what we want!
  19. Grapes are sprayed with sulfites as they're growing. It's a hard one because we wouldn't say 'don't eat grapes' because of this as they're a whole food and it's something that's used in the farming process and not added to the food as a preservative. However, for someone like me, who is VERY intolerant of sulfites, I don't eat grapes at all because of this. My situation is not common tho so I would say if you have eaten grapes before and had no problems, then proceed. It's kind of a gray area here which is unfortunate...
  20. Just popping in to let you guys know that there is a DM function on here - usually people reply to the thread tho because it often gets a larger conversation going - we've had some groups have dozens of pages on their threads because they're sharing their meals, struggles, wins etc... It's up to you guys how you do it but just wanted to let you know.
  21. Can you expand on this? You're eating more than one egg right? If you are not and all your meals are this restrictive, it's not that surprising that your body is not interested in losing weight if you have it to lose. Also, cholesterol is more complicated than just one number - you need to differentiate between LDL and HDL - if you want, you can google the difference, why having one go up over another isn't such a bad thing. The egg is not causing your cholesterol to increase - cholesterol in food does not = cholesterol in your blood - you can read 'Eat the Yolks' by Liz Wolfe if you want mo
  22. Please familiarize yourself with the rules of the program, flour is not allowed.