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  1. xFeistyWolfx

    Legoland in California

    So shortly after I decided to start my Whole30, a friend and I decided to take a trip to Legoland with her kids. They are not doing the Whole30 but I will be in my 4th and final week of it at that time (didn't think about it until after tickets were booked). Has anyone been there during Whole30 or have tips for eating at the park? I looked on their website and they do not allow outside food or drink and their restaurants inside don't seem the best for Whole30-ers! I'd hate to go 3 weeks and then blow it all due to this trip. Thanks in advance!!
  2. JohannaE

    Fogo De Chao

    Since I will be doing a Whole30 on Valentines Day, I've been looking for good places to eat out. One that caught my eye is Fogo de Chao, but I am concerned about how the meat is prepared since it's not made to order. Has anyone had a conversation with a manager about whether the meat is brushed with butter, and if so if it's clarified, and which of their marinades contain any added sugar or soy? I'm hoping to figure out what cuts of meat I can have, and whether it's worth going.
  3. Hello there! I'm a newbie to Whole 30 starting in a week. I wanted to give myself some time to plan meals, get my pantry in order, educate myself, read the books, and find recipes. If you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them! I especially concerned about eating out. Each week, my company takes all of it's employees out to lunch. You get assigned to a small group and can go out anywhere the group chooses. I'm worried about getting to a restaurant and having to ask the waiter a million questions about food prep, or ending up accidentally getting something non-compliant. Any tips about cuisines that tend to be more Whole30 friendly than others? Any other blogs or sites you love to follow for tips or recipes?
  4. Has anyone written a list of questions or a script to help you stay compliant while dining out at a nice restaurant?
  5. Hey all, my aunt surprised me with a trip to Lancaster, PA this coming weekend (April 28.2018). And I have NO clue where I can eat! I know about the Lancaster Salad Company at the market, but other than that, so idea for dinner and breakfast. I don’t want to make my aunt eat in the hotel with me. Any ideas?
  6. ild228

    Hibachi Restaurant

    Hey y'all! How's it going for all of you? I'm on my second day of my first Whole30 and I am loving it so far! I think I must still be in the honeymoon phase because I'm finding it very easy to say no to sugary, bready, cheesy things and I don't have any cravings. Has anyone else had this same experience? I'm guessing it'll get harder soon. Anyway: during the thirty days, my friend's birthday is happening in a week and we're all going out to eat at a hibachi restaurant called Sumo in Ithaca, NY. Check out the menu here: Also Easter is tomorrow and my grandma sent cookies for the whole family, which I don't have any problem resisting (at least for now, we'll see how hard it is tomorrow) and I'm the only one in my family doing the Whole30 and I don't want my parents to judge me or get worried that I'm "dieting" or trying to lose weight. I'm not. I simply want to feel better and have more energy. Also my mom's birthday is in a few weeks. And I'm taking a road trip next weekend. So any advice for eating out at a hibachi restaurant (does anything on the menu look Whole30-compliant, or should I bring my own food but then have to explain it to them?), road tripping while on the Whole30, and dealing with holidays/birthdays? I really don't think that resisting the food will be a problem because I'm very committed, but how do you deal with defying social norms and not eating cake around family and friends on special occasions?
  7. Recently went to True Food Kitchen in Fairfax and there was plenty to choose from! Here are some of the many options they sent me after I emailed them: We do have some options for you Heirloom Carrots no yogurt Kale Guacamole with Side Crudité Farmers Market Crudité with Cilantro Pesto or Kale Dressing Kale Salad no Cheese no breadcrumbs add protein Ingredient Salad no beans add protein sub kale dressing Moroccan Chicken no beans no yogurt Spaghetti Squash Casserole no cheese add almond ricotta, add protein Grilled Salmon no farro, sub kale dressing on arugula Seabass no grains, sub extra veggies, no umami
  8. Has anyone seen Zoe's Kitchen "Whole30" compliant menu? They have the details of the Whole30 program right, however, they don't tell you much more about how they prepare the foods (marinades, spices). I know the Zoe's Spice Blend (which is in their dressing) has sugar and corn starch and have a feeling they use this spice blend on all sorts of items. They also mention a disclaimer on the bottom, but still state that their "food items are compatible".
  9. Hello! I'm in the marketing business which means a LOT of client lunches. I'm on day 3 of whole30 and completely forgot this would be a hurtle. I'm going to Chef Geoff's tomorrow, and after talking to the chef, I think I have a few options but know I am going to dread being "that person" with the finicky order. Does anyone have any experience at this restaurant? Anything helps! Thanks! Lizzie
  10. I am going to Sundance Film Festival for 4 nights, I have to go for work, but I want to stay committed to my January Whole30 the whole time. I’ve never been to Sundance but have heard stories about it being a huge weeklong party: drinking and staying up late, shmoozing, eating out, drinking, drinking and more drinking. Ack! Anyone been to Sundance on Whole30? Anyone going to be there this weekend and want to check in with me? Would appreciate all the help I can get.
  11. My husband and I enjoy going to Pacific Catch ( to hang out, have some poke, a glass of wine and watch the Giants game. With my W30, I've just avoided this treat as our favorite poke is made with soy sauce. I'm coming to the last week of my W30 and I am seriously considering extending to a W90 which would take me to about a week before Thanksgiving. With that, I would like to put our weekend trip to Pacific Catch back on the table. I've been taking a look at their site and menu and I think there are items that I can order and stay compliant (substituting Peligrino and lemon for the wine). Can someone take a look and let me know if I'm the right track: Items I think are OK/Compliant: Serrano Poke: ahi tuna, sweet onions, spicy aioli, serrano chilies -???? ** I looked up aioli and it should be olive oil and garlic but then I looked up spicy aioli looks like it may be made with mayo - I guess I should skip this one =( Probably better off with these options: Ahi Tuna Salad: seared ahi tuna, avocado, cucumber, daikon sprouts, ginger, sesame seeds, soy-wasabi vinaigrette (order with no dressing) Wasabi Ahi Sandwich (order w/out bread): seared ahi, ginger-wasabi aioli, avocado, daikon sprouts, pickled ginger Mahi Mahi Sandwich (order w/out bread): spice rubbed mahi mahi, avocado, tomato, red onion, citrus aioli ** Ask about or just skip the citrus aioli For the Mahi Mahi sandwich, I am guessing I should ask how they prepare their spice rub, what about the Ahi Salad and Sandwich, do I need ask how they sear the tuna? Anything I'm forgetting that I should double check? A plus I found is they use sustainably sourced seafood, partner with companies with responsible methods of catching wild fish, and farmed fisheries that raise fish under the most environmentally friendly growing conditions and who use quality feed, free of antibiotics and hormones and support local fisherman and farmers by providing local products when seasonality and availability permits.
  12. Hey lovelies Can anyone recommend me a good cafe to eat at tomorrow. I'm in n London Euston. Thanks Vic xx
  13. I'm going away for a couple of nights. The hotel has no room fridges. Will bring cooler and have perishable meals for first day. Looking for ideas. Don't want to be relying on fruit and nuts (I love them too much)
  14. livzweig96

    Preserved Lemons w/Sugar

    I never add sugar to my own foods, and am trying to figure out a way to eat out without being too demanding. I've searched this a couple of times and I am pretty sure it is not posted anywhere. I'm going to a burger joint later (I'm getting a lamb burger, no bun, which comes with a Rosemary Aioli). I inquired about the aioli, and they said it was Sir Kensington's mayonnaise (sunflower oil, not the best but reluctantly compliant when eating out), as well as rosemary--the third ingredient was, as the chef said, "lemons which they preserve themselves with a bit of chili, sugar, salt, and rosemary." I can't figure out whether this violates the added sugar rule or not, as I believe the sugar draws out the juice rather than itself being added to the lemon, but I am not completely sure how it works. It seems like everything else in the recipe is compliant though (unless chili powder isn't compliant).
  15. hi all! this is my first post on the forums but i've been creeping around here for the last few weeks, so much great info on here. my boyfriend and i are on day 10 of our first w30! it's been going pretty well, and we are really enjoying cooking (we almost never cooked before... quite amazing!). however occasionally we would still like to take a break from cooking -- was wondering if there are any fellow whole30-ers in boston or cambridge with specific places they would recommend? so far, all we've done during our 2 meals out is chipotle because we know that the carnitas salad there is w30-compliant.. would love to be able to branch out thanks so much! joanne (feel free to check out how we're doing at
  16. Hi, I am on day 3 and seem to have recovered from my headachy, hungover feeling of yesterday. Looking ahead I'm a little concerned about days 5-7. It's a long weekend and weekends are always difficult for me even without the Whole30. I don't want to fail and I don't want to be a hermit and lock myself in the house for the weekend. How do I celebrate responsibly?
  17. Hi Everyone, I am currently on Day 8 of my first whole 30, and I am just starting to feel better! It's my mothers birthday this coming Sunday, which will be Day 14, and we are going to a new Asian restaurant that she really wants to try. Due to the number of people going, we have to have the set menu at the restaurant. I have asked for a gluten free, dairy free and soy free menu option if possible. Should this be ok?!?!?! I don't want to ruin my progress!
  18. TiffyWiffy530

    Hidden Sugar Snafu

    Hello! I'm writing because I need help and advice. I am on day 18 of my first Whole30, and I've been doing great so far, even in settings like office celebrations involving big chocolate cakes, and hanging out with friends in our favorite bar... But today I had an unexpected setback. I forgot my packed lunch at home for the first time, and then spent time carefully finding a restaurant on Seamless that could fit my dietary needs. I eventually found one that was perfect (or so I thought). They had amazing healthy selections that sounded like they came right out of the Whole30 book (from roasted salmon to grilled kale and much much more), they listed all of their ingredients, right down to the spices, AND they allowed you to custom make your plates, ensuring that you got exactly what you wanted and nothing extra. SO I ordered their customized protein plate with roasted salmon, roasted sweet potatoes and braised collard greens, reading all of the ingredients carefully to make sure that there was nothing off limits. I dug into the food when it arrived, immediately starting with the potatoes and salmon (my favs) and eventually making my way to try the collard greens... only to discover that they were so sweet that the practically tasted like candy! I immediately called the restaurant only to discover that even though it wasn't listed on the menu, BOTH the collard greens and the sweet potatoes had added sugar! UGH! Which leads me to my burning question... do I have to start over now? I'd only eaten a bite of the collards, but I had a good palm sized amount of the potatoes before I realized something was wrong... I've come so far, and I'd hate to have to go back due to these creeps and their hidden sugar, but I am also dedicated to this process and will do whatever it takes to make sure I complete it properly. Thank you so much! TE PS- I've had a major headache ever since the meal, but I can't tell if its from the actual sugar or the stress/guilt I have from eating it! Sigh.
  19. Hey everyone! I have a 4-day weekend trip coming up in a few weeks in Big Bear, CA. It was a reward for doing well at my work, and I'll be sharing a house with other coworkers and our significant others. This will fall smack-dab in the middle of my whole30, and I'm trying to figure out how I can enjoy this trip while sticking to my guns. I think I can prepare some meals at the house, since it's a house that we're renting. But I'm not entirely sure how well stocked the kitchen is with cooking gear (or if it's stocked at all!). Also, I'm not sure if my coworkers would want to be included in the cooking or not, which if they were they'd have to buy their own ingredients. Plus I don't want to spend all of my free time prepping meals, so I'd need fast and easy recipes (besides chicken breasts!) I know that my fiance and coworkers will want to go out to eat, and that's going to be a bit scary for me, because I'm not sure how well I can trust the restaurants to have what I want, or cook my food in a particular way. I'm debating if I should call up a few places and inquire before I even go up there, so I'm not stuck with nothing to eat. Any other advice or ideas? I see a lot of posts for single outings, but didn't see much for extended trips.
  20. Tomorrow is day 9 for me and all is going really well. A few of our friends have group dinners every other week and we all rotate cooking. Next dinner is tomorrow and it’s not our turn this time around (luckily it will be in 2 weeks on day 23), so we aren’t in control of what is made for dinner. Knowing we are doing Whole30, the host this week said she would make tacos so that we can partake in dinner, though despite her efforts, I know it is hard to even find compliant taco seasoning and I doubt the meal will actually end up being compliant. So, do I: a) Go to dinner, turn a blind eye to seasoning ingredients, and eat what is provided as long as it isn’t obviously noncompliant, b ) Go to dinner and ask what the ingredients of everything is and risk telling her that after all her efforts to make something for us, “Sorry, I can’t have the dinner you made,” c) Secretly eat some dinner at home before going over and then only nibble on what is provided that is in the clear, or d) Bail and not go, making dinner for myself at home? If she wasn’t making an effort, I would simply bring my own dinner and have what I could when I got there, but now it feels rude to show up and not eat anything since she is catering to us. I know she means well, but I'd almost rather her do her own thing and we'll figure dinner out ourselves. If this was post-Whole 30, I would use this as a treat and not mind having noncompliant taco seasoning, but I’m in the middle of it right now. No cheats, no slips. Those are the rules. How do you handle situations like this without being rude?
  21. Just need to vent a little. I have "dieted" for over half of my life, starting with Weight Watchers at age 12, and I am finally in a much better place in my life. I think my body dysmorphia has mostly faded away and I overall live a really active and healthy lifestyle. I no longer think of my eating choices as a "diet" but a way of life. I try to live by the mantra eat to live but I do enjoy sweets, cocktails and wine (hence my journey into my current Whole30!) I am enduring my fourth Whole30 (on Day 4 now!) and feel really excited and optimistic about it. The only thing is, I get really anxious about being in situations when I need to explain to others what/why I'm doing what I'm doing. I work in hospitality marketing and last night I was at a client event where everyone was eating fried chicken and french fries. I was going to hold off on eating and eat a dinner when I got home, but there was a kale salad with grilled chicken on the menu and I saw a few others who were ordering sandwiches, so I went for it. Mid-first bite, my boss calls out, while standing next to the client, "Why are you eating a salad?!" I blushed and just thought of the first and easiest response: "I can't eat bread." and she replied "OhHHHHH I didn't know that." Not only was it embarrassing but it pissed me off! Working in food has been hard on me. I gain weight easily and with many meals out and cocktails, I have put on a few pounds. This Whole30 was my attempt to get back on track. My family, boyfriend and a selection of my friends are supportive but I am nervous as I am going to my boyfriend's roommate's girlfriends (PHEW, mouthful) birthday party on Saturday night and I know people will be drinking and indulging in tacos. I know how to navigate the menu-- that really isnt the problem for me. I more worry about people remarking over why I am abstaining from X Y and Z. It doesn't make me want to stop but it pisses me off really badly! Any tips on how to not get anxious/angry when people give you unwanted attention over your dietary choices?
  22. Today is day 7 of my whole 30, and last night was my first time going out to eat. It was for my mom's birthday, so it was a whole family affair. I was excited for the challenge of finding something Whole30 compliant, and was pretty confident I could do so at this up scale steak and seafood restaurant. It was a chance to show my family that the Whole30 is actually practical and not as limiting as they think. Here's what I ate 1 Bacon wrapped scallop, no butter 1 Fillet over a bed of shrimp, no butter 1 plain baked potato I definitely didn't finish it all but I had a bit of everything, and was pretty stuffed by the end of it. I also, was not feeling very well by the end of it. So despite the caffein at 8pm, I ordered a coffee to help me digest. The rest of the night, I basically felt like crap. It wasn't terrible, but I did have stomach cramps and was a little buzzed from the coffee (this is like 12:30 am). The next day, I feel the familiar hangover feeling described at the beginning of a whole 30, but as far as I know I didn't go off plan! The things that could have gotten me were: the cooking oils, the sugar in the bacon, or someone actually put butter on something, I overate, I ate too fast. I'm feeling super frustrated and worried that I now have to start over in order to get the benefit from the whole 30, when I was explicitly told that eating out was a welcome part of the process. So do I start over? Every time I eat out? I mean, obviously I don't have any desire to eat out again, but what if I have to? This sucks.
  23. thunderkitten

    Fruit Waters at 5 Guys BEWARE

    Hi all, I went to 5 guys to eat a compliant lettuce wrapped burger with tomato, raw onion, pickles and mustard. Didn't want to chance too much peanut oil from the grilled onions and I know that the mushrooms have sugar in them. When I went to the Coke Freestyle Machine and saw categories for Low or No Cal, I was curious to see what they were. I touched the screen and beyond the obvious diet sodas that are out, I saw Glaceau FruitWater and Dasani Flavors Water. Seems like these should be waters with a touch of fruit juice in them. Thankfully I didn't try them and waited to google them later. They both contain sucralose. This sucks, why did they have to mess up a good thing! I opted to have the Fresh brewed Gold Peak Unsweetened ice tea. They also have Seagram's Lemon Lime Seltzer which I think is compliant. I like the tea better anyway! Fruit water is better made at home where you know what's in it. Also, I know that La Croix is a good choice.
  24. Shelli

    Mi Cocina

    Hi y'all, I am on day 41 of a whole120. I am going to be eating here tomorrow night and would love your input on what my best selections would be. I think there might be a few things with modifications and I might need to call them to double check on ingredients etc. Oh and this is a first date so I want to be on my game and not look like some crazy person. Thanks in advance!
  25. This is my first whole 30 and I'm going to a Korean restaurant tomorrow. I don't know Korean food well enough to know what might be safe to order. Any suggestions? Thank you!