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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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).
  6. 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!
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Please familiarize yourself with the rules of the program, flour is not allowed.
  11. It says 'contains milk' because it's made from butter and legally they have to say that but if it's clarified butter or ghee, with no other non compatible ingredients then go for it!
  12. Most legumes are not approved, it was just peas that were changed and altho chickpeas has peas in the name, they're actually biologically a legume (also known as Garbanzo beans). Chickpeas are still not compatible with the program.
  13. All of the recipes in the book would require that the ingredients were compatible with the program. For things like Dijon mustard, chili powder, tomato sauce etc... you need to go to your grocery store and read labels. There are dozens of tomato sauce brands that are compatible with the program and it would be impossible for us to list them, especially since recipes change and formulations can be different depending on the region or country you're in. If you're looking for products on our Whole30 Approved list, you can hit the Whole30 Approved button at the top of the website header her
  14. Your timing is impeccable - Melissa wrote an article about this just today... see if it helps
  15. Why is it non-negotiable? Can you use a milk alternative? Full Fat coconut milk froths up very nicely (I would even say better than dairy). The truthful answer is, if you choose to eat an offplan ingredient every day then you're not doing the program but that's not to say you can't get a lot of benefit from changing the way you eat even if you keep the milk...
  16. I'm positive the mental stress of doing the program is not going to be more than the mental stress of how it feels the next day to eat an entire bag of marshmallows... which I assume feels at least a little bit out of control.
  17. Welcome! If you google 'whole30 + topic' you usually get all the past discussions so you don't have to wait for us to reply because 'most' stuff has been 'can I have' answered. In this case, I googled 'whole30 tiger nuts' and got a bunch of past discussions. They are compatible with the program but as with all 'snack foods', keep an eye on how many you're eating as they can become very easy to mindlessly consume.
  18. If the ingredients on the label are all compatible with the program then yep!
  19. The ingredients appear to be compatible but we would recommend you eat these sparingly as with any nuts/seeds All the science behind the rules on Whole30 are outlined in detail in It Starts with Food. Alternately, you can dig through the archives using google and find many discussions on almost every topic. I've gotten you started here with a response from one of our previous moderators in an archived post. Most nuts and seeds deliver a high dose of omega6 fats. Most of us already have too many omega6s and we need to reduce omega6s and increase omega3 fats to achieve a proper balan
  20. Where did you double check? If you google Whole30 Peas, you get this article which states that all peas are compatible.
  21. Nope, we don't have recommendations for what type of alcohol you should drink - we do suggest that alcohol with gluten is reintro'd as a separate day from anything else. You should reintroduce the alcohol you can see yourself drinking and the ones that you want to know how they affect you. As for recommending red over white over rose over sparkling, there isn't a 'better' one so it's all up to personal experiment. Here's an old article that might help?
  22. We don't have a daily recipe app so it's likely a third party app that was giving out whole30 recipes. It would be impossible for us to say which one. As for Instagram, that's cloudbased so a new device would not cause you to lose followers or saved posts. Maybe reach out to Instagram Help for assistance with that. I've removed what appeared to be your phone number and your email address to prevent you becoming a victim of spambots.
  23. Well dairy shouldn't be a problem because it's not compatible with the program in any form. As for eggs, you definitely don't have to eat them - usually people who are worried about eggs are thinking about standard breakfasts but we're big proponents of eating whatever you eat for other meals at breakfast which opens up a world of non egg possibilities.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.