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    slc_melissa got a reaction from sweetcee in Trader Joe’s pesto?   
    From: https://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/
    Safflower/Sunflower Oil: Yes
    While we don’t think vegetable oils are a healthy choice (understatement of the century), we don’t expressly rule them out on the Whole30. If we did, you’d never be able to eat outside of your own kitchen, because all restaurants use them in cooking. We wanted to create the healthiest program possible, but we also need it to be do-able for those who travel for business or pleasure, or simply want to dine out during the month.  Ideally, you’re using high-oleic safflower or sunflower oil; these actually have a pretty favorable fat profile,  similar to extra-virgin olive oil.
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    I've seen on the forums a bunch where people say it HAS to be high-oleic for home use, but according to the website it's just IDEALLY. Side note: I love that pesto!
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from SaraEC in Canned Chicken/Modified Food Starch/MSG   
    http://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/
     
    An article about starting over or not.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @wp3
    How are you coming up with 1700 calories from fat per meal?  If I model 1-2 heaping handfuls of, say, olives as a can of olives, that's like 250-300 calories.  If I call 2 thumb sized portions of olive oil as about 3 Tablespoons, that's about 350 calories....
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Ah, yeah, the template could be phrased better.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    Ah, yeah, the template could be phrased better.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in Round Two of Whole30 starting August 4th. Anyone with me??   
    @wp3
    How are you coming up with 1700 calories from fat per meal?  If I model 1-2 heaping handfuls of, say, olives as a can of olives, that's like 250-300 calories.  If I call 2 thumb sized portions of olive oil as about 3 Tablespoons, that's about 350 calories....
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Smoothie bowl success?   
    Nowhere did I call into question your personal commitment.  Presumably you are "are following through with what they (you) decided to do for themselves (yourself)" which is exactly what I said.  Smoothies are not recommended.  That's it.  You can do a complete technically compliant whole30 using only smoothies.  Or only almonds and compliant bacon.  Neither would be recommended.  When people come to this forum, they are often looking for advice and troubleshooting.  Moderators and others are not going to recommend things that are not recommended.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from ladyshanny in Smoothie bowl success?   
    You may want to reconsider your professed lack of attachment to smoothies if you need to keep defending them.  Have you read "It Starts With Food?"  They talk about some of the considerations of of a liquid diet and how it influences hormones.
    This is going to come off slightly harsher than I want, but as has already been stated, there's no Whole30 police, you can do what you want, it's in the recommendations of the program not the rules, but no one here is going to tell you that you cracked the smoothie code and it's OK.  It's good that you're eating protein on the side since that is a thing often missing in smoothies, but I'd try to get the protein amount up to template standards (the template is also just a recommendation, not a rule).  
    Here's a quote from a few years back on exactly the same subject.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from berry straw in Whole30 and Hashimotos   
    We'd need a lot more details about what/how much you're eating (as related to the template) in order to give any directed feedback. 
    But: Eat more.  Eat more fats especially.  Drink water.  Salt your food.  Check out the timeline: https://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/  It's not exact and not all people follow it at the same rate, but....it's funny at least.
    I have Hashimoto's, and this might be specific to me and have nothing to do with the autoimmune condition, but Whole30 helps me tremendously.  During Whole30:
    I need to eat cooked vegetables at breakfast.  There's a noticeable energy dip in the afternoon if I do not, even if I get plenty of calories.  (Note: not just carbs like fruit, vegetables.  Specifically cooked.  Raw does nothing for me.  Favorites are asparagus, zucchini, sweet potato, and arugula.  I try to have leftover roasted vegetables available in mornings for ease.)  If I do need an afternoon something, I eat something high fat, like olives, with some protein if I have it.
    Nuts destroy me.  Both digestion-wise (problems), hunger-wise (they make me hungrier), and energy-wise (see you later, energy).  
     
    Good luck.
     
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from SharonCoffini in Brand new.....Can I have tomato sauce? Also need ideas   
    Some breakfast ideas: 
    In general, if something says cook in avocado oil, cook in whatever oil you want.
    Add some protein to this: https://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-blog/our-favorite-whole30-breakfast-aip-friendly-and-egg-free/ 
    Check out: https://therealfoodrds.com/30-egg-free-whole30-breakfasts/  (Warning: Do your own vetting of any random internet recipe that claims to be Whole30.  There are plenty out there that don't embrace the spirit of the program, even if the ingredients are technically compliant.  Always try to build a template meal - protein + veggies + fat.  If you see anything like chia seed pudding with berries, RUN THE OTHER WAY.  I didn't look at every single recipe on this one, but definitely DON'T go with the Apple sandwich thing at the end as your sole breakfast.)
    And some other ideas in this thread: 
     
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from NoreenM62 in Help! Akward topic...diarrhea   
    If you're eating nuts as your primary protein source, I think you'll be lacking a lot of protein. Nuts can be very hard on the digestive system, are recommended as a handful every other day at most, and don't have great omega 3/ omega 6 ratios. Anecdotally, nuts have been a factor in a lot of people's skin problems on the forum.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from LauraKY in Help I'm Picky! Not Eating Enough   
    Looks like you need to add some fats to your meals.  That will help you feel full.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from BeachLily in HELP! Need Complete Meal Prep Help (Printable)   
    Consider making yourself, say, a 7 day or 4 day plan that you repeat.  No need to eat something different every single day of the month.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from laura_juggles in large quantities of water immediately after meals   
    Gallbladder specific questions would be better directed to a doctor/nutritionist instead of random internet people.  Whole30 doesn't have any rules (I've ever seen, anyway) about time of consumption of water.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from laura_juggles in large quantities of water immediately after meals   
    Gallbladder specific questions would be better directed to a doctor/nutritionist instead of random internet people.  Whole30 doesn't have any rules (I've ever seen, anyway) about time of consumption of water.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Sister Susie in Am I Eating Too Much Almond Butter and Lara Bars?   
    Many people find the best way to avoid them is to not have them in the house.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Marj K in Are the RXBars approved?   
    https://whole30.com/2015/06/future/
    The ingredients may be OK but they are for emergencies only.  (The chocolate ones are veering into dangerous territory.)
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from GoJo09 in Whole30 and backpacking   
    I would not do reintroductions in the backcountry....if something doesn't sit well it'll be mighty unpleasant. I also would advise not suddenly eating a lot of nuts if you don't regularly eat them. That can also be mighty unpleasant. If you have a dehydrator, you can make your own meals.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Kay1691 in Turmeric tea / Golden Milk   
    My version of turmeric tea: 
    Prep side:
    Open a can of coconut milk, freeze in ice cube tray.
    Mix some amount of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, etc. into a jar.
    Consumption side (usually at work):
    On cube of coconut milk, defrost it, add hot water (probably 3/4-1 cup of water: one coconut cube) and 1-2 teaspoon turmeric spice mix.  Use a spoon to stir well.  I will also sometimes add a tea bag of cardamom cinnamon or chai tea.  Still nice and creamy, but nowhere near straight coconut milk. 
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from racheleats in First Timer with some questions on food!   
    But even if you find a shopping list, double check everything because A) The internet can be the wild west out there as far as what bloggers label Whole30, B) It's good practice so you know exactly what you're looking for, C) Recipes and ingredient lists can change over time, and over regional variability.  (I know for certain I bought some sort of compliant tomato/marinara sauce at Trader Joe's years ago.  Last night it was nowhere to be found.)  But the lists can be helpful and give good ideas.
    You didn't ask this specifically, but there is no Whole30 app, and if you come across one, it is not approved and should be treated with extreme suspicion!  
    The first few days/weeks of reading tons of labels might be time-consuming, but then you'll be a pro and breeze through the grocery store!
     
     
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from purplepadres in Best way to mess up   
    I think you should ignore everything that person told you and do your own research.  Pretty much anything you could ever want to know is available on this website and forum.  Like under https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ and https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/ and so on.
    I personally usually eat Meal 1 around 8 in the morning, Meal 2 around 12-1 in the afternoon, a pre-workout and post-workout when needed, Meal 3 somewhere in the 6-8 pm range.  Although I might be awake at 10 pm, I'm not going to eat another meal then.
    Sleep is really important.  If you're eating 5 meals 5 hours apart in a day, that means you're only sleeping at max 4 hours (or, I guess waking up to eat) .....that will mess with your hormones, ability to mentally function, and quality of life.....prioritize sleep.
     
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from NalaPlus3 in Tournedos without bacon, cooked with tournedos with bacon   
    Cook yours first, then you can use the same pan for the others after.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from NalaPlus3 in Tournedos without bacon, cooked with tournedos with bacon   
    Cook yours first, then you can use the same pan for the others after.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from sweetcee in Breakfast struggles   
    It sounds cheesy, but you could also try positive self talk. “I love breakfast.”  “I’m super hungry and excited for this meal.” 
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from BSH in Breakfast   
    Leftover roasted vegetables and chicken.  And some avocado today.