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    First timer starting January 2!

    I started on Jan 1, but i would love to join y'all! This will be my second round, my last round was January 2019.
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    Rao’s marinera

    That is exactly correct. You are looking for sugar (or a form of it) on the ingredient label, not on the nutritional facts. The Rao's sauces are really good, and so are the Monte Bene sauces!
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    Are nuts against the Whole30 rules?

    Nuts are allowed, as are nut flours and butters (as long as they don't contain any off plan ingredients such as sugar.)
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    Whole 30 & Alcohol

    Monita, I finished my first Whole30 on January 31. Like you, I considered doing a Whole30 plus a drink here or there - but decided not to. I LOVE wine, and love me a good IPA. I am SO glad that I did. I almost caved on day 10 - but then Sweet Melissa popped up on my Facebook feed telling me that most people, if they are going to quit, quit on Day 10 or 11. She convinced me to push through. It was hard. I had cravings. But sometimes, I would just have a little bit of compliant Kombucha in a wine glass or a cup of herbal tea. And guess what? The cravings got to be less and less. By about the two week mark, cravings were gone. The most noticeable thing was that I slept better than I had in a long time, and woke up feeling refreshed and happy. Anyway, I am going to encourage you to give this 100% for 30 days. If you don't, not gonna judge, but I encourage you because I want everyone to experience feeling the way I do now, and for me I KNOW that it wouldn't have been possible with alcohol. Also, are you eating enough carbs? Maybe have fruit earlier in the day, sweet potatoes, and regular potatoes? Good luck, whatever you decide to do!
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    Post Reintroduction Fear

    Thank you Shannon! On your recommendation, I have just started Food Freedom Forever (which is on Amazon kindle Unlimited!!)
  6. I am on Day 20 and feel better than I have in a long, long time. Ate and drank way too much over the Christmas holidays, and I felt so out of control. Now, I feel completely in control and have no doubt that I can finish my Whole30 and am not even concerned about reintroduction. I have it pretty well planned out, down to my Superbowl foods (lots of Whole30 compliant appetizers and some really good red wine!) But I am honestly scared about what comes after. I am terrified about slipping into my old bad habits. Any words of wisdom that any one can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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    Natural Caramel

    Thank you for your replies I passed on it and got the compliant shrimp instead but I am there often at lunch so I thought I'd ask!
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    Natural Caramel

    Today I was at the salad bar at Whole Foods. There was turkey on the salad bar, and it had listed as an ingredient "natural caramel." No other ingredients. Is this ok?