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  1. I am trying to stick with eating only three (relatively large) meals a day that mostly consist of protein, veggies, and fat. But if I am hungry for a snack, is it okay if I eat a handful of nuts or coconut chia seed pudding? Should I eat fruits or nuts/fat as a snack?
  2. I had really bad pain with my whole body being incredibly sore on day 5-15 of this round and I introduced Magnesium supplement which helped. I am back to the Magnesium which is helping a little but not as much as before. I was feeling incredible until mid-day today and plan to complete the Whole60 because I do not feel like my first Whole30 was long enough to get the full effect. Has anyone else had joint/muscle pain when introducing coffee or espresso? Or suggestions? I have been having 2 shots + 3-4 onces of Light Coconut Milk. I have been keeping hydrated to make up for the espresso dehydration. Will be removing espresso for this weekend to test. I do have lower back, hip, & knees issues and been in and out of Physical Therapy since I was 15 yrs old (I am 32). All are flaring up right now. I have hip problems a mass of scar tissue (has shrinked a good amount during this W30) and have had Sciatica. My hip has been drastically better for the last 2.5 weeks but flaring really bad today. I have lost 18 lbs (175 lbs, 5' 8") which should help my joints. Been spending time on the treadmill and stretching in a sauna about 4 times a week. The espresso overall has me feeling drastically better overall and did not hurt until mid-day today after 3 days of espresso. I am used to being sore in my joints but this is different. Thank you!
  3. Hey guys, looking for help determining if the coconut milk at the store is compliant. The brand is Thai and the ingredients are: Organic coconut, water, and guar gum. The guar gum throws me a little. Any help is appreciated!!!
  4. Hi team, I've just started my Whole30 today! And I'm looking to find a compliant coconut milk to put in coffee, there are tins of it at the supermarket but they seem more for just the cooking I was looking at ones that are made for drinking, like almond and soy milks. BUT, I get really thrown by some of the ingredients...are the ones I've copied in below compliant? Ingredients: Filtered water, coconut cream (min. 8%), inulin, mineral (calcium, phosphate), emulsifier (471), vegetable gum (407, 418), natural flavours, sea salt. If not, does anyone know of a good one you can get in NZ? I had already decided to not worry about coffee while I'm doing this, but figured if I can find a good milk I could give it a try. Thanks!! Leah.
  5. Vita Coco Bottled Coconut Milk

    I usually use canned coconut milk exclusively, but I found this at my local grocery the other day, and I *think* the ingredients check out. The only thing that has me curious is the cellulose gel, cellulose gum and the "fortified vitamins and minerals". I did some digging and the consensus seems to be that these ingredients pass, but I figured I would put it out here for confirmation (I want to share with a group I'm leading, but definitely don't want to give them misinformation). Looking forward to starting my 5th Whole30 on January 2! Pictures attached, but here is the ingredients list for convenience: Coconut Water Water Coconut Cream Contains less than 2% of stabilizers (cellulose gel and cellulose gum) Fortified Vitamins and Minerals: Tricalcium phosphate Magnesium sulfate Vitamin A Zinc Sulfate
  6. Coconut Milk Substituons/Allergy

    Hi! I am new to whole 30 and wanting to begin soon! I read the book yesterday and noticed many recipes are made with coconut. I am allergic to coconut, nuts, and avocado, and I was wondering if anyone could reccomend a good substitution for coconut milk, specifically. I cannot do cashew, almond or any nut-related milk due to my Nut allergy. Thanks in advance!
  7. Coconut milk substitute?

    Whole30 newbie here and I'm reading my book and prepping for the big day. I noticed a LOT of recipes call for coconut milk and oil. I'm not a huge fan of coconut. As in I've often said if the last food in earth was coconut I'm done. Any substitutes out there for coconut milk on the whole30? When I need the oil I figure I can use ghee but the liquid is a different situation. Thanks!
  8. My Geisha cocnut milk has emulsifying agent E473 and stabilizing agent E466. Are these allowed?
  9. HELP - Is this compliant?

    Hi All, I found some coconut milk at Costco but didn't buy it because I wasn't 100% certain it is compliant. Here is the label for the unsweetened version - can someone advise?
  10. Hey fellow whole30ers! I am reaching out because I can't seem to figure out a good solution to this issue I've come across: how to avoid grainy coconut milk (canned), or how to "fix" it - if that's possible. Sometimes I get cans that are GREAT! and the consistency is like cream. Other times it's hard to even use because it's soooo grainy and separated, even after vigorous stirring. I typically use small amounts of coconut milk in my coffee, so it's definitely noticeable when it's grainy. I have heard that typically the coconut milk that is not in cans is non-compliant. Anyone have suggestions? Gratefully, Diana @paleoheythere on instagram
  11. Hi there! It's day 7 and I am ready to throw in the towel on coconut milk. I've tried it in several different forms, and I guess I'm just really sensitive to the coconut flavor, and it's not palatable. Does anyone know of a substitute for coconut milk that I can use in my soups to give a creamy "feel" without the coconut taste? Thanks, Forum, for your help! MGR
  12. Blue Diamond- Almond Breeze

    Good morning all, I was wondering if someone could take a look at the ingredient list for this almond milk and let me know if it is approved? I didn't see anything "bad" in the list, but I am new to the program and trying to figure out what I can and cannot have. I like this in my coffee. Please help Thank you
  13. Where do I find?...

    Help! I couldn't find a whole 30 compliant coconut milk in my grocery store yesterday. Recommendations on where I can find it in the store? brands? Also couldn't find jarred roasted red peppers for the red pepper sauce recipe.
  14. When a recipe calls for coconut milk, what should I use? The boxed, refrigerator milk, the canned light milk, the canned full fat milk? If the canned full fat, do I mix the solids and the water or just use the solids? It seems like it would be "too much of a good thing" to put 3/4 cup of solids in a recipe that calls for 3/4 cup of coconut milk. Help! Thanks in advance!
  15. I have been making a lot of dishes that call for coconut cream, but I'm wondering if there is any use for the liquid leftover after I scoop out the cream. Any suggestions? I hate wasting it!
  16. Ingredient Confusion

    Shopping at my local Whole Foods and I was having some hesitation whether I found compliant options for the following: Apple Sauce (365 Organic Brand) - Ingredients: Organic Apple Puree Diced Tomatoes (Muir Glen Organic) - Ingredients: Organic Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Citric Acid and Calcium Chloride Coconut Milk (SO Delicious Dairy Free - Unsweetened) - Ingredients: Organic CoconutMilk (Filtered Water, Organic Coconut Cream), Contains 2% or Less of: Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, L-Selenomethoionine, Vitamin A Acetate, VItamin D2, Zinc Oxide, Sea Salt, Organic SUnflower lechithin, organic locut bean gum, gellan gum) Also, what are recommendations for ingredients that say "Natural Flavoring"? Thanks so much!
  17. Food questions

    Ok…here are my questions…. 1) once ghee is open must it be refrigerated? 2) Are we allowed Vita coco water (pure coconut water and that with added pineapple)? 3) Are we allowed coconut sugar? 4) What is a serving size of sweet potatoes? 5) What kind of coconut milk is compliant and what are you using if for? 6) How many is too many Lara bars? 7) Do you not eat something sweet when you feel you need something sweet? Like you don’t eat a fruit dessert or munch on sweet potatoes as a snack when you need something? If that is considered feeding the “sugar dragon” then what do you do when a craving hit? I’m finding it interesting because I often eat when I’m not hungry but feel dissatisfied. Please help! Thanks, Melissa
  18. I'm on day 11 and things have been going pretty well. Tonight I'm feeling may be pms. My husband is out of town so I just made my daughter mac n cheese and I just baked a cod fillet. It was not great. Now I want to sit on the couch and have fruit and whipped coconut milk with cinnamon. It is compliant but I'm feeling guilty about eating it because I know it's a dessert type comfort food. I shouldn't eat it right? Just tell me not to eat it, lol.
  19. Just wanted to let others know that the Natural Value brand of canned coconut milk has a coupon on amazon right now. Brings it down to $2.28 a can which is a great price
  20. Canned coconut milk

    Hi. Today is my 1st day and I have a question. I have already stuck my can of coconut milk in the fridge for when I need coconut cream. But what do I do with my leftover coconut milk? If I put it on the fridge I just have more coconut cream. I'm assuming the can needs refrigerated after opening. Would I have to bring it to room temp before using again?
  21. Starbuck green tea latte

    I need a jolt but I can't drink black coffee or coffee period. Can I have a Starbucks green tea latte with coconut milk? sounds compliant but I guess its possible that they sweeten the powder tea right?
  22. So I did my whole30 about a year ago. I felt great and had so many nonscale victories. But one thing that was happening to me at the same time was severe abdominal pain, concentrated on the left side mostly but sometimes the right side, and it was always worse during the morning. And, sorry TMI, but was also having BM issues - diarrhea off and on. I was using coconut milk/cream in my coffee, and almost every day eating the chia pudding recipe with chia seeds, mashed banana, and coconut milk. So fast forward to one year later and I bought a pack of nutpods on Amazon and am trying them for the first time. So this morning I notice that pain is back! Eureka! I was sort of suspicious last year of the coconut milk causing the issues, but brushed it off. But now I am convinced. I googled it and apparently some people have issues tolerating it...fructose malabsorption maybe, or something else. I'm just glad I know now and can avoid it. I have never noticed a problem when I've used it in curries, soups, etc., so that's good. It's probably just the fact that it's such a heavy amount all at once! I just wanted to share in case anyone else has had these issues!
  23. Coconut Milk

    I'm two weeks in and loving the plan but so missing milk. Can we have coconut milk that is unsweetened ? How much and what type exactly. What about almond milk?
  24. Hey All, I am getting ready to start a Whole 30, but still in the planning/getting past upcoming events stage. And I was wondering what do people do with the leftover coconut water when making their own coconut cream from coconut milk (as outlined on page 178 of The Whole 30 book)? Thanks,
  25. Hi, Starting the Whole30 on Monday and preparing my cupboards! I have a can of coconut milk with the stabiliser Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose added. I can't find reference to this on the food additives cheat sheet or elsewhere in the forum. Any guidance on whether this is a yes or a no would be much appreciated. I'm inclined to think no, as I have found some information on Wikipedia that suggests it was found to cause low grade inflammation during a study in 2015 (on Mice). Thank You Carli