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  1. Was wondering if Whole Foods brand, 365 Everyday Value, creamy almond butter is approved to eat it every now and then? It is not the organic one. And it is “produced in a facility that processes peanuts”. Thanks for any help/answers!
  2. AartiM

    Air fryer

    Hello Everyone, can you please let me know if air fryer would be a good investment. Also, recommendations for any good air fryer brand (tried and tested by the groups here). thank you!
  3. Hi everyone, I recently purchased NESCAFÉ GOLD Espresso Instant Coffee and there was no ingredients label on it. So I went on their website and it mentions 'with crema'. I know diary is not whole30 compliant but I am seriously confused as to how there is crema in an instant coffee I'm guessing I shouldn't use this instant coffee or is it okay? Thanks in advance for your help
  4. Although there isn't an official 7 day meal shopping list, I created my own for you to use with the new Whole30 book if you want. This is for one person. I was unable to find recipes for slow cooker beef brisket and plantains in the new Whole30 book. So I used the Braised Beef Brisket recipe instead. You will have to find a pan fried plantain recipe and add those ingredients to the list. I hope this helps. Enjoy!Shopping List for 7 day meal plan.pdf If you're having trouble downloading the shopping list, try this link instead.
  5. YGetty

    Snacks for Braces

    Hey All, I just got braces, and finding healthy snacks that will not pop my brackets that are also whole30 compliant is proving to be a bit of a challenge. When you look up lists of snacks recommended for people wearing braces you get a lot of: Dairy: soft cheese, pudding, milk-based drinks, Breads: soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins without nuts, Grains: pasta, soft cooked rice, and Treats: ice cream without nuts, milkshakes, Jell-O, cake. My normal go to snacks are now all off limits because they're too hard/crunchy. I've got apple sauce, but I prefer salty snacks over sweet ones. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks :)
  6. I'm starting Whole30 with my fiance this coming Monday. We've been preparing for a few weeks, trying out different milks for coffee creamer, practicing Whole30 meals, incorporating a Time Restricted Eating schedule, etc. I'm excited by all the good reviews, but also nervous. We've tried a few different lifestyles including AIP. We generally eat well, having learned so much with AIP. However, a mistake we seem to always make is staying consistent. We would get 2-3 weeks in and then reward ourselves with a pizza or Jack in the Box. I think that has prevented me from ever really seeing results in decreased inflammation. I'm hoping that by committing to Whole 30, along with a few other combined restrictions, we can finally do this. Completely. Without any falling off the wagon. Also, what about eggs? I dont think I have sensitivity to eggs, I love them. But I'm scared of wasting my time with this commitment only to find out 1-2 months down the road that eggs were a major culprit the whole time. But I also dont want to give them up if I dont have to. Do alot of Whole30ers with inflammation end up finding they need to cut out eggs? Also, can there be variability to reactions to nightshades? I've never noticed anything with tomatoes or eggplants. But I have immediate reactions to anything with chili powder, paprika, cayenne, or peppers. Unfortunately. My cheeks and ears get red and painful, and I start forming telangiectasia on my cheeks. Anyway, super excited about beginning this journey and joining this community!
  7. Hello, It's my first time. And today's my Day 14. I do crossfit twice a week and I struggle with it... On day 8, for the first time ever, I felt like I was about to faint (never fainted, so I don't know). But I saw the stars and got really dizzy towards the end of my workout. I talked to my trainer, and she was telling me that it's a sign that my body needs more food. I had 2 hard-boiled eggs and a banana with 10ish almonds as a pre-workout meal that day. She told me that I need to find a decent source of carbs. *Before the Whole30, I used to eat only dinner (unhealthy one) most days, so I was used to working out with an empty stomach, so I was confused. but I guess this is the change the book was talking about. So, now I'm taking pre/post-workout meals more seriously. And here comes my question. 1. Has anyone experienced something similar?. I am used to feeling like my lung/legs are about to explode, but never felt dizzy, so I'm concerned. 2. On this Whole30 Meal Template, it says, "Include a small amount of protein (1/2 a meal size or smaller), and (optionally) a small amount of fat (1/2 a meal size or smaller). Do not add fuirt or carb-dense vegetables to your pre-workout snacks," and this article says, "your pre-workout meal should focus on protein and high-fiber carbohydrates – think chicken or turkey breast, lean beef, fish and seafood, as well as sweet and white potatoes, squashes, berries, melons, bananas, and beets." Protein, I get. What Am I supposed to do about Carbs?....My trainer says I should eat more carbs, but I just want to make sure I'm following Whole 30. When I google things,other posts seems to focus on protein and fat sources without carbs, so help me please.
  8. Deanna D.

    Newbie Starting October 25

    Hello, name is Deanna! Starting on Oct. 25..
  9. Hi! Im Kim. Im 42 and a single mom of a 7 year old boy and im around 230 lbs. Ive been reading the book and now im putting it out there. Im planning to start on September 1st. I have a feeling this might help a lot of areas in my life. Heres to new beginnings! Good luck on your journey!
  10. Katrina1983

    Day 30 of Whole 30

    So its Day 30. My last day. It has been an interesting 30 days. It was not as hard as I thought. Maybe because I was prepared to take my health into my own hands. Maybe because I was already a semi healthy eater. Whatever the reason, I truly enjoyed it. I don't want to bring anything back that I ate before. I do know that I should reintroduce some items. So I have to decided to take a week "break" and do another round of the Whole 30. I really quite enjoy feeling full of energy and not disgusting after I eat. Wish me luck!
  11. I love giant salads, and I find myself craving them more now...I am a HUGE fan of canned wild caught sardines (I am waiting for the next Costco deal that they run on the Season Brand Wild Caught Sardines). Sardines are arguably one of the world's healthiest and nutrient dense food sources. I just love them. Fortunately for me I can get by the smell (although I tend to avoid bringing them to work to spare my co-workers). But several handfuls of salad greens topped with sardines, salt, pepper, balsamic, avocado, and olive oil just hits the spot!!! And it takes under 1 minute to prepare....what REALLY takes it over the top is adding citrus - today I did lemon juice and slices of grapefruit topped with some paprika and cayenne for heat. I know...the flavor combo sounds odd...but don't knock it until you've tried it!!! Comment back here if you're a sardine lover!!! Sardines unite!
  12. Hi, So I will start off by saying totally failed reintroduction. I completed a whole45, and I was contemplating making it to 60 days, but at the last minute thought, "let me try this and see how I feel." I didn't think too much about reintroduction because I planned, and have, basically maintained the whole30 diet. I feel so much better this way, and I love the meals I make! I just want the occasional ice cream once in awhile. And of course, when my face broke out I thought well is it from _____ or ______ or ________? So my question is this, I am contemplating following the Ketotarian diet as described on the "Do the Thing" podcast. But I am wondering if I need to do a complete whole30 with reintroduction to see what foods do and do not work for my body, or could it be shortened to two weeks + reintroduction since I've mostly maintained the whole30 diet? I would like to go into the Ketotarian diet with whole30 foods that work for me. Thank You!
  13. BreezysHealthJourney

    Starting September 3rd!!

    Hi, I’m new to the whole 30 community! I’m looking at these upcoming 30 days as the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle. A few years back I was diagnosed with GERD & fructose intolerant. I came across Whole30 a few weeks back & knew this is the answer I’ve been looking for to help me. I have been getting myself & house prepped & ready, even have goals & plans set in place. This is my last week to get prepared & prepped and can’t wait to start my journey on September 3rd! If anyone has any pointers or advice I’d love to hear it!
  14. AE.Bee

    My 3rd Whole30 Journey!

    Hey everyone, My name is AE, and I am currently on my 3rd Whole30, Day 3! Background information: I've struggled with my weight my entire life, developed incredibly bad eating habits and an eating disorder in my teenage years (binge eater)... My highest weight was 100kg (about 220 lbs) and I was so miserable. I was ashamed of myself and through constant overanalyzing and fear of what others thought of me I developed an anxiety disorder, panic attacks and depression (also runs in the family, woohoo) - all of which went undiagnosed for about 8 years. 2014: Moved to a new country and completed my 1st Whole30 that year... I really felt like a changed person and continued to live this healthy lifestyle, until I met my first boyfriend at the end of 2015/ beginning of 2016... 2017: The relationship was a nightmare (my boyfriend was psychologically ill) and I was constantly stressed out (this did NOT help my undiagnosed mental illnesses by the way, it only made them worse). Ended up back at 97 kg and finally called off the relationship. One month before I moved out of our apartment I did another Whole30. Again, changed person! I continued living a Paleo lifestyle (although reflecting back I think it was a bit too restrictive). 2018: Although I was eating clean and working out, I continued to experience anxiety, panic attacks, and bouts of depression. I went to a pyschiatrist, realized that I have major childhood/family issues that correlated with my eating habits and started seeing a therapist and taking medication. Lo and behold, my issue is that I have this undeniable need to feel wanted and liked by everyone, and therefore I do anything and everything for the people around me and do not put myself first (that's what happens when your parents only love you when you do something for them in return) My thought process went like this... I knew pizza and cheese weren't good for me, yet felt guilty and couldn't turn it down when someone offered it to me, because then they wouldn't like me Yeah, that's a really terrible way to think... 2019: I'm back to around 80 kg, (I don't feel comfortable in my body at this weight) but what bothers me more than the weight is that I haven't found my food freedom. Everything I've learned from Whole30 is quickly forgotten. I haven't quite found MY style. I've been doing what everyone else has wanted for so long, I don't really know who I am at this point. Not this time - with this round, I'm journaling every day and really putting an effort to make changes that I can sustain in the long run... taking the reintroduction phase more seriously by leaving food groups out that I know affect me poorly! I WANT to figure it out so that I can feel good in my body EVERYDAY. I don't care what people want me to eat or drink or whatever... what's good for them isn't good for me and I need to stand my ground. Hence this 3rd Whole30 - well, I'm going to take the wait and see approach, but in my head I'd like to extend it to a Whole60 or Whole75. It takes an average of 66 days to make a habit stick (quoted from The Whole30) and I want this habit of cooking daily to stick! I've never gone "public" (aka written in forums or signed up for community groups) but I feel like this is an important step for my success. I want feedback, I want to hear criticism, I want encouragement! I want to support others in their journey because I know personally how hard this all is! Well, not the Whole30 part.. but the life after. Dealing with stressful situations and not reaching for a candy bar or not mindlessly eating due to boredom is HARD. It takes effort, time, and willpower. I'm right there with you guys the entire way. Thanks for reading my story! Now onto the fun part. My 3rd Whole30: The first few days have been fantastic. My only complaint is that my nose is extremely running and I'm sneezing nonstop. I'm wondering if this is due to a (currently) unknown pollen allergy. My nose has been stuffed up for a month and a half now, but it was never this extreme until I started the Whole30. I will monitor my symptoms and will go to an allergist if it continues getting worse. I haven't experienced any general malaise or carb flu symptoms though, and I was running on pretty much only sugar and grains the past year and a half. Why I feel this round has started significantly better than the first 2: 1. Experience. I knew what I was getting myself into. I read the book in depth again from start to finish. I was mentally prepared for what was to come. 2. Research. A couple weeks ago I started researching for recipes that would help make my meal prepping significantly easier. In the last 5 years Whole30 has become quite a hit, and there is so much information to be found out there! I personally benefitted the most from this post: The sauces are AMAZING and that is the most important component to a successful Whole30... and now I know I can make better tasting homemade sauces than all those store bought ones that are full of junk my body doesn't need. 3. Mindset. The first 2 Whole30s were about weight loss. That was a bad mindset. It is even written in the book that it shouldn't be about weight loss. I wasn't really focused on my relationship with food - I just wanted to control my eating. I did feel extremely good eating Paleo, but that wasn't my focus. My concern was keeping my weight down. This Whole30 I have a very different mindset. I want to know how food affects me. I want to be able to eat everything that makes my body feel good, and I will. I want to find my food freedom - not focusing on the macros and how much I'm eating, just focusing on whole foods, feeling satisfied and full! 4. Time. I am living with my kids from work (long story, my job needs a post of its own, haha) and am home all day. Sure, I have to entertain the kids, but my teenagers are out most of the day (summer vacation in Germany) and my youngest is in daycare until 4 p.m.. this means I have plenty of time to cook for myself, experiment, go grocery shopping, and relax. I'm not working out currently because I want to focus solely on my nutrition - I might try working out when the tiger blood kicks in, but, until then, it's early bedtime and lots of rest. This weekend I only have the youngest kid at home so we will go to water park in the afternoon on Sunday - I have already planned our snacks and emergency food/water supply stashed away. Having time is really important for Whole30! 5. Confidence. At the beginning of my 1st Whole30, I was worried about cooking so much. I didn't learn how to cook at home. I thought I was a terrible chef. Well, 5 years later, I absolutely love to cook. I've become quite the chef! I'm very confident in my cooking skills and am taking on more challenging recipes to continue improving and growing. I can cook all the basics, and can be more creative this time around! All right, I feel like I've written enough for today. I'll check back in a couple days. Anything you guys have questions about? Let me know, I'm happy to answer Best, AE
  15. Divinebeautyonline

    Starting Sunday June 9th

    Hello! I am new and excited about my reset! I was looking over the shopping list and it just dawned upon me that I can eat potatoes! This will be food freedom! I’d rather have some mashed sweet potatoes or potatoes than dairy any day of the week! My instapot and I are going to be ready!
  16. Larry_Shorette

    I finished! After falling 5 times...

    I started Whole30 in January and fell off the "wagon" 5 times. I'm a Foodie and an emotional overeater so this was a big challenge for me, but I have come to love the fresh foods I'm eating and the positive effects it is having on my life. Today, April 15th, 2019 is my 30th day. Tomorrow I begin the Reintroduction Phase. Thank you, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, for this revelation and opening the door to my new world.
  17. Hi W30 Community! Today is day 29 for me and I'll be starting re-introduction soon. This is actually my 4th Whole30, but with the last three I didn't get to doing a real re-introduction because of poor timing. i.e. ending Whole30 right before my sisters bachelorette trip to the bahamas... and then again before her wedding. SMH. Anyway, this time around, I've timed it perfectly so I can actually do a re-introduction and get serious about finding my food freedom. I've struggled my whole life with really negative body image and I'm currently seeing a counselor about it because food is really hard for me. In the past, I've had minor eating disorders because I didn't think I could be pretty unless I was skinny, which I've never been. I'm excited about re-introduction and food freedom... but I am very anxious. I'm very scared that I'll just fall into the same old cycle of poor eating habits and negative self-talk. If there's anyone out there who can relate with some words of wisdom, I'd really appreciate it! Love you all <3
  18. Ryan Oakford Posen

    Detox February - NEW

    I am starting the 'Whole30' adventure on February 1, 2019! I add the year because if not, I'll wait till next. I am looking forward to using this forum to connect with vibrant individuals (such as yourselves.) To share your life-hacks, experiences, and recipes. I am so nervous! I have an issue where sometimes I am ALL TALK. The 'Whole30' is my opportunity to finally do something that will better my life. I can't wait to connect. Whole30 will be a WHOLE lot better with you involved. I hope this is appropriate to post!? I am just reaching out to the tribe because I am going to need y'all. with so much gratitude -Ry
  19. bombermcd

    Starting March 1, 2018

    Starting the Whole 30 journey March 1st, 2018- scared and intimidated at the moment!
  20. Melissa Hartwig

    Plan a Whole30 dream vacation

    It's not unusual for Whole30'ers to end up navigating your vacation around the program. But what if you could do the opposite... Build your dream vacation around the Whole30? Where would you go? What would you do? And most important, what would you eat? Take a few minutes to share your dream vacation with us here. (And do a little research to see if this Dream Vacation could become a reality... Melissa's totally could!) 1. Where would you go on your Whole30 Dream Vacation? 2. What would you eat? Would you make your own food? Dine out? Have a personal chef? 3. Pick a few of our other 9 factors and include those into your dream vacation. What would you focus on: fun and play? Exercise? Stress management? Active recovery? How would you factor in other healthy initiatives into your Whole30 Dream Vacation? Take a few minutes to have fun with this creative exercise, and get inspired by others' ideas, too. You never know...maybe someone's dream vacation plan could turn into a helpful suggestion for your next trip!
  21. Hi all! Before you create a new can I have, take a peek at this list we've compiled of the most common "Can I Have" questions!
  22. Before you post a question that starts with, "Can I have (insert food/drink/condiment here)," please follow these quick steps. 1. Read this article, where we summarize the most common "Can I have" questions and answers! If your food or beverage isn't listed there, then... 2. Search this forum! (Google is the easiest way, simply google 'whole30 + item') Chances are, someone has asked the question before. If not... 3. Post your question here, making sure the subject line includes the item in question. (Ex: subject, "Can I have kombucha?") (Include as much detail in your post including ingredients you would like to check as possible) Thanks for participating - and best of luck on your Whole30! Melissa, Dallas and the Whole9 team
  23. Melissa Hartwig


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  24. Melissa Hartwig

    The Official Whole30® Program

    For the most current version of the Whole30 program rules, visit