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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.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from PamPlano in Cashew Cream Veggie Lasaga?   
    Part of the difference, to me, is how the ingredients are applied. Say I make a tomato and veggie sauce mixture to eat with meat. I’d regularly put zucchini in it anyway. Eating zucchini chopped or noodled makes no difference to the dish. 
    But I would never make a tomato and veggie sauce and add whole cashews.  (Other people might, I suppose.) 
    I know some people don’t see the difference. But, like previous posters have said, there is no whole 30 police, so *shrug.* 
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from PamPlano in Cashew Cream Veggie Lasaga?   
    Part of the difference, to me, is how the ingredients are applied. Say I make a tomato and veggie sauce mixture to eat with meat. I’d regularly put zucchini in it anyway. Eating zucchini chopped or noodled makes no difference to the dish. 
    But I would never make a tomato and veggie sauce and add whole cashews.  (Other people might, I suppose.) 
    I know some people don’t see the difference. But, like previous posters have said, there is no whole 30 police, so *shrug.* 
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Hadley F in …”some” fruit   
    Look at the meal template and try to build meals off that, don't think about calories:
    https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf  (The fat portion can be confusing, Choose 1-2 fat sources per meal, not every fat at all meals.)
    If you're snacking, your meals still aren't big enough.  Ideally you can go 4-5 hours between meals.  However, if you're genuinely hungry, like ladyshanny said above a "snack" would have protein and fat for staying power.  (I try to think of mini-meals instead of snacks.)  Nuts are also recommended as about a closed handful or so every other day at most.  (Nuts can be problematic digestive-wise, don't have a great omega fat profile, and are very easy to over eat especially in a "snacking" sense.)
    Any GORP type thing would probably still be repeatedly spiking your blood sugar, as ladyshanny also said above.  I like olives and hard-boiled eggs or chicken as a mini-meal, personally.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from Ksprljan in Lenten Whole30 2/14-4/1   
    You can eat anything for breakfast. Leftovers. Soups. Salads. Anything you’d eat for any other meal.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from JohnW in Help please --- Work trip   
    I'd stay away from the Nut based bars and go for the meat-based one, myself.  (I like original Chomps and Epic bars.)  I feel like the nut and sugar based ones are setting you up to be super hungry really quickly.  I'm also a big fan of baby food packets for vegetables on the go.  There are plenty that are just sweet potatoes, or sweet potatoes and beets, for instance.  I've cooked and frozen full sweet potatoes, put those in an insulated bag, and taken, say, hard boiled eggs and other foods to keep them cold, then replenish insulated bag with ice at the hotel.  You'd have to look for the beef jerky, but there are plenty of options out there.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from purplepadres in Advice on planning for long commute and long work meeting   
    You’re allowed to leave the room, yeah? Go be weird purse food lady out of sight. I find that fats keep me satiated longer, so I am thinking olives. Maybe some coconut. I like chomps and epic bars as portable protein. For portable veggies, I like baby food pouches of sweet potato or whatever. (Bonus-in a hurry, you can really suck down baby food pouches quickly!)
    however, in my experience people actually notice it more if you’re obviously picky about provided food vs just eating your own food, but each situation is different.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from audie in Can I have more food? Should I have less food?   
    Eating fat and protein will give you energy and balance out your hormones and keep you satiated. It's like magic.
    What veggies do you like? Eat those for breakfast.
    Personally, I like cooked, leftover roasted vegetables for my breakfast with eggs I cook in the morning.  Raw veggies are not my favorite and don't keep me full as long. I especially like green beans , asparagus, and sweet potatoes or butternut squash that have been roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I prefer leftovers as a time saver.
    I also like a bowl of chili for breakfast.
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from jmcbn in Calorie intake   
    Can you list out a few days of what you're eating?  1200 is actually really low for any adult.....and if your hormones aren't sorted out yet, you might not be getting correct satiety signals.  Are you following the template?  
    https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf
    Hunk of protein, tons (2-3 cups) of vegetables, thwack of fat.  (On the fats on the template, choose 1-2 per meal, not all fats at every meal.)
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    slc_melissa got a reaction from laura_juggles in Starting over   
    Fiber=vegetables. Eat 2-3 cups of vegetables at every meal. Everything you need is on the website or forum, especially https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/
    The books are great, but its all here for free anyway. 
    I’ve done multiple whole 30s without coconut aminos, bought sauces (except salsa), almond flour, or ghee. I’ve never purchased a date in my entire life and probably couldn’t identify one anyway.
    i keep most meals easy combinations of foods, and I always keep frozen vegetables on hand. Plenty of breakfasts are 3 eggs cooked fresh and a bag of frozen vegetables cooked in the microwave.
    chicken in a crockpot cover with canned tomatoes or made/purchased salsa. Shreds easy, goes on a lot of things.
    make a load of meatballs (ground meat+spices), bake at 375 F for 25-30 min. On the other tray in your oven, roast vegetables like green beans, asparagus, or potatoes at the same time.
    you should not be constantly hungry on the whole30. If you’re genuinely hungry, eat something! Preferably a meal composed of fat, protein, and veggies.