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  1. Butter Problems (Dairy issue)

    So I've been looking at The Whole 30, I first saw a friend commit to it, and there are a variety of reasons it interests me. One of them is the wide variety of meal plans that people have made complete with dummy guides for people like me who just need someone to tell them what to do. The other thing is that it avoids soy, in all forms- which most meal plans that I find for families include foods that our family cant have. Let me explain: When my youngest was 10 months old we tried to introduce a 50/50 mix Goats and Coconut milk to my son like we did my oldest, he didn't take to it so we tried cow's. Well, turns out my youngest (E) is allergic to cows milk. Like even traces of real milk in baked items causes his cheeks/anus to peel and scab. We have yet to make it off the first rung of the milk ladder, He's been dairy free for 1.5 years. I know I'm intolerant- if I drink straight milk I get super sick and get the same other GI symptoms and have since I was a babe- I can do butter and products with milk in them cooked- but straight up milk kills my insides. What has interested me in the Whole 30, is the fact my son has a soy allergy. And we are talking he cant even do shared lines/carry an epi pen type allergy. Whole 30 looks pretty anti soy (well not anti soy, but consistently soy free) The problem: My son cant have butter, and our kitchen is a "soy safe" kitchen. We only buy milk for my oldest who transitioned to cows milk when he turned 2.5 (he has no issues whatsoever) but everything in our kitchen is free of soy, and soy derivatives, and all milk products (we are talking I have to call manufactures about Xanthum gum! that is how soy free we must be to keep E safe) This is the butter we use: http://earthbalancenatural.com/product/soy-free-buttery-spread/ Natural Oil Blend (Palm Fruit, Canola, Safflower, Flax, And Olive Oils), Filtered Water, Contains Less Than 2% of Pure Salt, Natural Flavor (Plant Derived from Corn, No Msg, No Alcohol, No Gluten), Pea Protein, Sunflower Lecithin, Lactic Acid (Non-Dairy), And Naturally Extracted Annatto For Color. I dont want to spend the money on the book to try a program where because we cook as a family for the whole family we will fail (E is a food snatcher so ALL our foods have to be safe for E) We literally have trained E to only drink out of his "safe sippy" because we have to. I cant figure out what people with severe dairy intolerance's do for butter. Would this be safe? I dont think I could go back to making two meals- that almost drove me insane, you know- the kid hanging off your leg screaming for food while you cook two separate meals? No. Just no. I want to buy the books, I want to do the programs (not just because of the soy thing, but I also like the testimonies about kids, I'm 99.9% sure my son and I have ADD/ADHD and would love to see if this works for him and I) but I'm pretty frugal and dont want to waste 30-40 bucks to buy two books, try to carve time out to read them between my psychotic kids, for us to fail because of butter. So anyone have any ideas? Suggestions?
  2. This may be a really dumb question, but one that I'm wondering about. I recently had some tests done to find out if I had any food allergies. Now I know which ones I'm 'sensitive' to (mushrooms, cranberries, pumpkin, radishes, black pepper, etc.), which one I'm highly allergic to (buckwheat), and what I'm not sensitive or allergic to (lactose, gluten, etc.). That said, is the reintroduction still necessary?
  3. Yes, that's right. 150. I am 5' 9" and was 298 lbs. I just completed my first Whole30 and lost 26 lbs. and enough inches my clothes fall off me. (Didn't get a good measurement on Day 1) Sure, the weight loss is the exciting part. But I also threw away my thyroid medicine, I have boundless energy without my (former) 4-6 cups of coffee a day and my egg allergy is GONE! I had heard my sister talk about Whole 30, Paleo, grain-free, etc. for two years now, and finally decided to do it. I was able to stick to the plan through business travel and a two week vacation at my brother's house. After a few days in between the end of my original Whole30 and a few "off-road" items (I was on vacation!), my second Whole30 starts today from the comfort of my home. 124 lbs to go! I have never been more ready! I LOVE WHOLE30!