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  1. If the cramping is due to imbalanced electrolytes, there are ways to deal with this such as the unflavored LMNT powders that you would put in your water - as long as whatever you're using doesn't contain off plan ingredients (usually sugar), they're good to go. As far as feeling like you're not getting enough nutrition, lara bars, dried fruit and nuts, starchy carbs, hardboiled eggs, leftover cooked chicken etc... It may be less 'convenient' to stay fueled during your rides while you're doing the program but it's definitely possible - just think about what you get from the substances you take
  2. Hey there! I've sent a note to HQ to see what they have to say
  3. If you were able to still bake but not eat it, maybe you could link up with some charities in your community that would appreciate home baked goods - Safe houses for victims of domestic violence and the like would probably love occasional treats. If having the baking in the house is not something that would work for you, maybe try out some cooking recipes that are more fiddly? Stuff that takes prepping ahead of time, fussy chopping and plating techniques etc? what about researching spice blends and then making your own? That doesn't take long but it's quite rewarding to use your own spic
  4. It's good that you know your own weaknesses around food are. The reason that the rule may be more impactful for some than others is because we have to make one program with one set of rules for hundreds of thousands of participants with different context. It's great that tortillas aren't a problem for you but the rule stands because we can't really say 'no pancakes/tortillas except for if you feel you don't have a problem with them'. We do black and white so that it's easy to follow which also helps with habit forming because your brain is not required to activate around decisions - saves you
  5. We definitely encourage you to use the forum for journaling. The 'Join the Whole30' section is for discussions of preparing and doing the program - if someone new came along and saw 'scheduled day off plan' and didn't look back at 3 days of posts and conversation to get some context, you can see where that would be confusing.
  6. Don't skimp the starchy carbs - in general when we skimp on something our bodies need, that need comes out in other ways. Complex carbohydrates contain glucose molecules which provides energy and helps your brain function properly. When you skimp and your body needs those glucose molecules, it asks for them in easier and more direct ways. An abundance of things we eat turn to glucose (sugar) down the line - that's not the same as eating 'sugar' and shouldn't be considered as such. It's great that you're noticing that this is triggering your sugar dragon (which may not be the behavior dr
  7. I haven't read through this entire thread altho I noticed that it started in August. As you know, there are no 'scheduled off plan' days on a Whole30 so without reading through the entire thread, I can assume that you're in your food freedom? If so and there's no one on this thread who is still doing a W30 from August, I'm going to move it to the food freedom/after W30 section of the forum so as not to confuse new people who may come along and wonder about scheduled days off. If you want it to stay here in the main board, then I'll ask that you go through your posts and remove anything that
  8. if no sugar is listed and no other incompatible ingredients listed, then yes, this would be fine. We would suggest drinking it in moderation (as a mocktail or similar) and not letting it replace water for you.
  9. Can you send a link or a screen shot to where it says that something with dextrose is Whole30 compatible? I can't find any under their Whole30 approved section that are incompatible - they do have recipes that have incompatible ingredients in them for other eating programs which would be incompatible with the program. I can't find the cream of broccoli soup that you mention. I've given a heads up to HQ about this as well but in the meantime, if you're able to provide a bit more info, that will help them in quickly getting anything resolved that needs to be resolved Thanks
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Right you are, there are no ingredients in there that are not compatible with the Whole30. Enjoy to your heart's content
  13. Okay? It looks like you just rewrote my answer?
  14. Have you looked at the ingredients list to see what's in it? Does it have any ingredients that contradict the rules?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. What are the ingredients? If the ingredients are only peas then yes. If there are other non compatible ingredients in it then no.
  18. As long as all the ingredients in them are compatible with the Whole30, we don't dictate how things like this are prepared.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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