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  1. Hello there is a new coffee “supplement” floating around out there called Revital U coffee. A friend wanted to give me a sample to try but before I did obviously I needed to know what’s all in it! I have been researching ingredients to make sure it’s compliant, has anyone used or researched this product?? It seems most ingredients are compliant - but I may be missing something... Thank you in advance.
  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. Hi, I have been drinking coffee from 'The skinny caffe' and the ingredients list is as follows: Roasted coffee, coconut milk powder, un roasted ground green coffee, acai berry, goji berry, juniper berrry, garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketones powder and L Carnitine. I am starting whole30 today so I wanted to know if I can continue or should switch to instant? Many thanks
  4. I have been a heavy coffee drinker for many years. I used to have tons of cream and sugar, but for the last year I have been drinking my coffee black with just a packet of stevia. I didn't mind switching to black coffee for 30 days but I have noticed lately that if I drink more than half a cup, it feels like my stomach is full of acid! I thought maybe I needed a better quality coffee, but after some research it looks like coffee isn't actually all that acidic but it causes our stomachs to produce gastric acid, which is what I am probably feeling. I don't mind giving up the coffee, but the last few times I tried doing that I ended up with crippling caffeine headaches. I mean to the point where I am experiencing poor vision, light and sound sensitivity, and other severe withdrawal symptoms. My question is: what can I use to help me get away from coffee without experiencing the severe debilitating symptoms? I tried drinking teas but every time I go more than 24 hours without actual coffee, the headaches start. Morgan
  5. Can I have nespresso pods? The only topic I found on this was from 2013 and I can't find any other clear answers online....my specific reasoning is the flavored nespresso pods like the vanilla flavored ones. I imagine they're just coffee....but?
  6. Hello, I really want to make my own coffee creamer. I know it is preferred to drink our coffee black, but I just prefer to add something extra to my coffee to make it a little fancier. Does anyone have any good recipes? I tried just plain unsweetened coconut milk but that didn't do much for me. I've also heard that "Nutpods" are compliant, but some of the ingredients make me skeptical. Are these ingredients okay? Purified water, coconut cream, almonds, natural flavors, acacia gum, sunflower lecithin, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, sea salt.
  7. 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 side..so 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.
  8. Start Date 2.1.18

    And the first bump has been hit. Coffee!! Got up this morning having slipped a disc in my back over Christmas and it being my first day back at work - went to make a coffee and straight away went for the milk!!!!!!!! Noooooooooo. If one more person offers me a coffee in work I might cry. I don't like it black either. Has anyone tried the coconut oil/milk or ghee??
  9. Banana milk?

    Hi! I was wondering if adding Mooala Banana milk is compliant to add to coffee. Ingredients: Water, Organic Banana Puree, Organic Roasted Sunflower Seed Butter, Sea Salt, Organic Cinnamon, Gellan Gum. Thank you!
  10. This may seem like a small victory, but for someone who has always hated black coffee, this is a huge game changer! I drank coffee for the caffeine and had to drown out the flavor with cream and sugar. I have been using coconut, almond, or cashew milk in my first cup and then switching to tea. It's Day 19 and I am finally able to enjoy black coffee! I am so excited to finish my Whole30 and nix the added sugar and cream!
  11. Natural flavored k cups?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a natural flavored k-cup? I know making your own coffee with cinnamon or vanilla is best, but looking for other recommendations!
  12. I got SO excited when I saw an Instagram post from Trader Joes releasing a vegan, organic Cold Brew made with nut milk & sweetened with dates. I was even more excited when I found them fully stocked on my trip to my local Trader Joe's, however after reading the ingredients list, I saw "Cultured Dextrose (for Freshness)". After a little research, it seems as if the cultured dextrose is a fermented food product used to preserve the ingredients in the nut milk from growing bacteria. However, it has the word 'dextrose' (aka SUGAR) in it... Is this like a kombucha situation or just a no-no as a whole?
  13. I am on day 9 and have to pull a work overnight which means I worked a full day but yet need to work from 11 pm to 5 am this evening. What can I have to stay awake? Napping would be great but my child has a school program this evening so at best, I may can swing an hour before 11. I eliminated coffee bc I have UC. Is it the a restart if I drink it this evening? I drink it black pre whole 30 and only eliminated coffee bc of the section on auto immune diseases. I am still in the tired phase so poor planning on my whole 30 journey.
  14. Hello! I've been on W30 since April 17 and so far so good. I've been passively reading these forums and thought it was time to contribute. Here is an easier way to make your homemade almond milk with NO straining! 3 tbs compliant almond butter 1 cup of water Put ingredients in blender and mix until combined. That's it. Add optional cinnamon or other w30 compliant flavorings. You can strain it if you like but it's not necessary. I store mine in a regular mason jar. You will need to shake it up before each use as it will separate in the fridge. This is a great recipe if your using it with your coffee. It lasts me about a week While I enjoy a good black cold brew, this was a nice way to shake things up.
  15. Hi everyone, I've read in It Starts With Food that coffee may be bad for your GI track and it suppresses your appetite, so it's better not to have it when your stomach is empty. Is this harmful effects on the GI track the same with all the teas with caffeine, like oolong / green tea, etc? Between the meals or when I haven't eaten anything yet, I like drinking a blend of oolong, jasmine and green tea as I find the taste very mild and this tea gives me a somehow soothing energy. But of course I wouldn't want the benefits if the harm is bigger, when I have this with an empty stomach. What do you think? And thanks in advance everyone, wishing you all the best in your journeys!
  16. Pre-wo meal help needed!

    Hello all you lovely Whole 30ers, I completed a Whole 30 last summer and absolutely loved the program. I am prepping for a second round and I have three questions about the pre-workout meal. I am aware of the recommendations on the meal template for a pre-wo meal. "...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 fruit or carb-dense veggies to your pre-workout snack. It specifically says if you train first thing in the morning, something is better than nothing." 1. Does a handful of whole 30 approved nuts and/or seeds or a couple of spoonfuls of nut butter work as a pre-workout meal? I am allergic to the protein in eggs so eggs or any item made with eggs are not an option for me. I have done small portions of chicken with avocado or something similar, but it is hard for me to stomach when I am not hungry (especially if I am training in the morning). 2. Sometimes I work out twice in one day; two mile run with the dogs in the morning before work and then weights, rock climbing or other cross training in the afternoon. Should be eating a pre-workout snack twice in one day? 3. According to the Whole 30 book, coffee should be drunk with a meal as it is an appetite suppressant, but does it have to be with a full meal? Or can coffee be drunk with a pre-workout snack? Thanks in advance! Candice
  17. Flavored coffees

    I have a box full of flavored coffees for my Keurig, are they allowed ?
  18. I've seen they the Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk is now compliant, but what about their creamers?
  19. I like my coffee to taste like ice cream, so when I started Whole 30 I didn't even attempt to keep it. Headaches, sadness, and jealousy (son and hubby doing just fine with drinking it black) ensued. After a few days, my daughter brought some compliant almond milk and said try it!! So I realize it's about 1/3 almond milk, 2/3 coffee, but I can totally drink this! Maybe being off sugar for a even that short of time makes me okay without it? Idk, but my hangover/headache is gone, and I feel so excited!!!
  20. Hi there! I did a quick search and wasn't able to find exactly what I was looking for, so please forgive me if I happened to overlook the answer I'm looking for. So, I am currently on day 12 of my first Whole30 and have been feeling great up until today. I was fine until lunch time. I ate lunch (some chicken, an avocado, grape tomatoes, a cucumber and half of a Ruby Red grapefruit) and was left feeling a bit under-satiated (though my plate was rather full), but I decided to not eat anymore as I wasn't TOO terribly hungry. I started having this feeling in my stomach, which I thought at first was hunger, so I ended up eating a Cashew Cookie Larabar. Fastforward to the end of my work day, and not only am I tired already but my gut does not sound or feel well. It sounds like it is brewing something crazy in there. Now, I had something similar about 5-6 months ago and the doctor explained she thought it sounded like I was in the beginning stages of forming a stomach ulcer. I was under a LOT of stress, working 60 hour weeks and not getting enough exercise or eating well enough. However, I am (to my knowledge) consuming only compliant foods and beverages, exercising 5 days a week and actually under ZERO stress at the moment as I am in between projects at work. What gives? Luckily I already made a new patient appointment with my new Doctor a month ago for this next week, but was hoping I could gain some sort of insight until then. I will say, ever since my ulcer scare last year, I toned it down on the coffee for quite some time and only drank tea. (Full disclosure: I am a huge tea drinker, possibly to a fault, I have about 12 selections of tea in my desk drawer alone; mostly caffeine free, however).) I don't know why, but I've upped my intake recently; I've drank almost a full carafe of coffee (shade grown organic from Trader Joe's) a day. I plan to cut it out and pray that this gurgling stomach calms down, as I have NO idea what else it could be. Other than sweet potatoes, what are some good options for me to consume to help calm my belly? I also read that consuming too many proteins is hard on digestion; maybe my stomach isn't used to so much protein? Any help is welcome and much appreciated. Thanks in advance!! If it is at all helpful, the following has been my menu for this full week: Pre 6 AM workout: handful of cashews and a cup of coffee Breakfast: pesto and veggie frittata, apple and sage pork sausage (I made these with good Pork from Whole Foods, but can't remember the specifics) and purple sweet potato Around 10 AM: More coffee Lunch: Turmeric Greek marinated chicken; either on a bed of greens with Tessemae's lemon dressing or with an avocado, cherry tomatoes and cucumber Dinner: Pot Roast with Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes and Carrots (made with compliant Beef Broth); HOWEVER, I couldn't stomach this tonight so instead all I have been able to convince myself to eat is a hard boiled egg and a handful of Macadamia nuts. I drink lots of water, a GT kombucha every day or every other day (I had the guava one today), and about 3 cups of herbal tea/day.
  21. So Delicious Coconut Creamer

    Hello All, I am on day 3 of the plan for the first time. Life is going just fine, but I have a question about my So Delicious Coconut Creamer. It doesn't have carrageenan, soy, or gum, but it does have "cane sugar". What do y'all think? Is this okay for me to have in my coffee in the morning. If it isn't I'll have to start over - aaaaggghhhh! Thank you
  22. Coffee with ghee butter

    I drink about 2-3 cups of organic coffee. Is it okay if I use 1tbs of ghee in my coffee?
  23. Espresso with "notes of caramel"

    Yesterday I ran to a coffee shop and ordered a shot of espresso. I never add anything in it but saw AFTER I drank it that the description said it was "brewed with cherries with notes of caramel". I tried to find something in past forums but didn't see anything... Did I just make a Whole30 oopsie?
  24. I'm at day 18 and I'm trying to get to day 38. I'm really close to going off the rails by, of all things, my morning coffee/tea. I REALLY enjoy the morning delicious, hot beverage. Coconut milk/cream still leaves my beverage too bitter. When I'm waking up and really wanting something pleasurable my defenses are down and I'm getting dangerously close to throwing in the towel over this one obstacle. Can anyone give me any ideas (other than suck it up, and only because I don't think that will work here. Everywhere else, yes. on this topic, no.) Please help with your thoughts and experiences.
  25. So I'm currently on day 11 of my second whole30 - definitely feeling the tiger blood and so cleansed. But today, an emotion hit me straight in the face that I've been suppressing since my first whole30: I really miss coffee! A LOT! And I'm not talking about my black coffee, because I've learned to love that, too - but I'm talking about the sugary off-plan white chocolate mocha from Starbucks. To the point where it's making me SAD. To explain, I moved to Lansing, MI 2 years ago, originally by myself. When I wasn't working in the ER (AKA the dark cave with no windows), I loved to be outside at a coffee shop around people, reading my book with my cinnamon dolce latte. Since my husband and I got married, heading off to read at a local coffee shop by myself is the most soothing and enjoyable "me" time - especially in the summer. I'm sadly realizing that one of my favorite parts about these moments is the sugar-bomb treat I had when I got there. I really struggled with food (and fancy-drink latte!) cravings when I did my first whole30. Thankfully, one of the lasting skills I have because of W30 is the ability to stifle a craving in 30 seconds flat. (Thanks, Melissa!) I do not believe my desire for a latte at the coffee shop is a craving; I feel my brain has associated cozy cute coffee shop with my inner sugar dragon, and it's ruining what I thought to be one of my favorite hobbies. I currently drink black coffee or tea (and I've just recently invested in the yummy NutPods) but it's just not cutting it. Help? Help me find freedom from the latte when I'm off my whole30. Thank you in advance!!