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  1. Hi all, would really appreciate some advice! I am just finishing up my January Whole30 (my third round). The first time I did it, I felt amazing both psychologically AND physically. This time, all the psychological/emotional improvements are here, but physically I am still feeling under the weather. Specifically, my guts. Even more specifically, ongoing cramping and (apologies!) gas and loose stools--I have always had some degree of IBS, but the symptoms have actually gotten WORSE since I started this round!!!! (And I am positive there is nothing more ominous going on medically.) I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what the problem is, because I do NOT remember this from last time. The only thing different I can think of is that this round, I ate a lot more white potatoes (due to ease of prep in my very busy schedule) instead of sweet potatoes. So now I am wondering about a possible nightshade intolerance--I don't often eat potatoes, and I don't really enjoy peppers (although I use a lot of hot sauce with my eggs), but I was probably eating (boiled) potatoes with a meal at least three or four times per week this round. (The other new thing I introduced into my diet this time around was GT's compliant kombucha, I probably drank some 2-3x per week) So, fine. I am acknowledging that this nightshade intolerance might be a real thing for me and I have to test it out. HOWEVER, I am really looking forward to the reintroduction protocol. Specifically, I want to get legumes and soy back into my diet because my amazing partner, who supported me through this round of Whole30, is a vegan (for non-negotiable ethical reasons) and he has been so inspired by the changes he has seen in me through my Whole30, that he wants to do a vegan reset--and I was looking forward to getting the soy and legumes back into MY diet so that we can cook some more shared meals than we are currently able to. My question is: is it reasonable to move ahead with ONE class of reintro (the legumes) while still experimenting with the nightshade thing? Or should I avoid reintroducing ANYTHING until I have completely excluded nightshades for some time (and how MUCH time?)? Or could this be the kombucha??? Thanks in advance!
  2. Thank you for replying! I will try to think back to what I have eaten. I know some meals aren't ideal, but my schedule changes a lot week to week, I do a lot of travelling, etc. But I do try my best! Friday breakfast: 2 eggs, mixed veggies, 1/2 avocado; coffee with coconut milk Friday lunch: steamed broccoli/cauliflower/carrots, chicken thigh with Matty's BBQ sauce, boiled potatoes with ghee Snack (while driving): bottle of kombucha, baby carrots Friday dinner: Jamie Oliver brand compliant pork sausage, lettuce and cukes with Primal Kitchen Ranch, boiled potatoes with ghee Saturday breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, leftover boiled potatoes Saturday lunch: big salad of lettuce, cukes, PK Ranch, and Jamie Oliver sausage Saturday dinner: roasted sweet potatoes, kale, and onions with Jamie Oliver pork sausage; pistachios and a blood orange after as I was still hungry. Sunday breakfast: eggs, 1/2 avocado, leftover sweet potatoes/kale/onions; coffee with coconut milk Sunday lunch: steamed broccoli/cauliflower/carrots, chicken thigh with BBQ sauce, leftover sweet potato/kale/onion Sunday dinner: no dinner tonight, a bag of baby carrots and a bottle of kombucha on my way back home from my partner's house, got home too late to want to eat Monday breakfast: 2 eggs, mixed veggies, 1/2 avocado; coffee with coconut milk Monday lunch: turkey meatballs, roasted sweet potato, salad with olive oil and vinegar Monday snack (got called to hospital and I knew would be late getting home for dinner): Kind fruit-and-chia bar Monday dinner: cauliflower rice and Mel Joulwan beef and mushroom stir fry, mandarin orange. Let me know if anything stands out!