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Whole30 and caffeine?

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Created August 28, 2011 at 4:39 PM

I am starting the Whole30 tomorrow with a friend and but I cant seem to find any information on caffeine during the program.

Is coffee ok together with organic coconut milk? What about green tea?

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:09 PM

expensive does not mean it is better or roasted in the manner I described.

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:07 PM

sorry, I focus more on the diary issue and why some can't drink coffee black, I couldn't until I learned a little about coffee. I thought the caffeine coffee issue was widely accepted.

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on August 29, 2011
at 11:29 AM

i love coconut milk in my coffee, I use a Thai brand with no additives and one drop of stevia.

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:17 AM

The brand Aroy-D is also guar gum free and available at Asian groceries.

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on August 28, 2011
at 10:07 PM

I think the answer would be clearer if they separated morning coffee usage and afternoon coffee usage in studies.

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on August 28, 2011
at 10:07 PM

I think the answer would be clearer if they separate morning coffee usage and afternoon coffee usage in studies.

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Not sure what the point of this answer is? She didn't ask about the different roasting methods of coffee, she asked if caffeine is allowed on the Whole 30.

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:28 PM

There's no magic to this or any other program. The question should be is caffeine healthy generally. The answer is unclear but it seems that some caffeine might be healthy or at least neutral.

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

coconut milk is fine though I think they should disallow any guar gum so get the coco milk from TJs if you can.

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

The milk is not allowed per the rules of whole 30. "even a splash" could "break the healing cycle." A little extreme for my taste but that why I don't do the Whole 30.

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Thanks Jules! Awesome link, I don't think I will use it during the program but I will use it for life! You rule!

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:05 PM

I do buy very expensive organic coffee here in Sweden. And I just am not a black coffee drinker, I would rather drink green tea or herbal tea. I do not do the starbucks treatment to my coffee just a little heavy cream or coconut milk nothing more. Thanks for the advice.

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:00 PM

It's funny the mention heroin addiction and cancer in this post. I have beat them both, severe heroin addiction and reproductive cancer to be exact. I bet the person who wrote that had to battle neither of them. The question was not rather I could give it up but rather if it was allowed. Just because I like to enjoy something which contains caffeine does not mean I am addicted or weak. And to add coconut milk to coffee for flavor is in my opinion the same as adding salt for flavor. But what you are saying is one is allowed and the other isn't that makes no sense, if they are both whole.

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:57 PM

It's funny the mention heroin addiction and cancer in this post. I have beat them both, severe heroin addiction and reproductive cancer to be exact. I bet you the person who wrote that had to battle neither of them. So the question was not rather I could give it up but rather if it was allowed. Just because I like to enjoy something which contains caffeine does not mean I am addicted or weak. And to add coconut milk to coffee for flavor is in my opinion the same as adding salt for flavor. But what you are saying is one is allowed and the other isn't that does not make sense.

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:14 PM

Caffeine (coffee & tea) is a-ok! I used this creamer, I liked it a lot better than plain coconut milk. http://followingmynose.blogspot.com/2010/10/primal-non-dairy-coffee-creamer.html

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Thanks Jules! Awesome link, I don't think I will use it during the program but I will use it for life! You rule!

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:30 PM

http://whole9life.com/2011/01/the-coffee-manifesto/

and from http://whole9life.com/2011/06/whole-30-v4/:

"The only way this will work is if you give it the full thirty days, no cheats, slips or ???special occasions.??? This isn???t Whole9 playing the tough guy. This is a FACT, born of education and experience. You need such a small amount of any of these inflammatory foods to break the healing cycle ??? one bite of pizza, one splash of milk in your coffee, one lick of the spoon mixing the batter within the 30 day period and you???ve broken the ???reset??? button. You must commit to the full program, exactly as written. Anything less and we make no claims as to your results, or the chances of your success. Anything less and you are selling yourself ??? and your potential results ??? short. "

and

"It is not hard. Don???t you dare tell us this is hard. Giving up heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won???t get any coddling, and you won???t get any sympathy for your ???struggles???. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE not to complete the program as written. It???s only thirty days, and it???s for the most important health cause on earth ??? the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

The milk is not allowed per the rules of whole 30. "even a splash" could "break the healing cycle." A little extreme for my taste but that why I don't do the Whole 30.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 29, 2011
at 10:17 AM

The brand Aroy-D is also guar gum free and available at Asian groceries.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 28, 2011
at 05:57 PM

It's funny the mention heroin addiction and cancer in this post. I have beat them both, severe heroin addiction and reproductive cancer to be exact. I bet you the person who wrote that had to battle neither of them. So the question was not rather I could give it up but rather if it was allowed. Just because I like to enjoy something which contains caffeine does not mean I am addicted or weak. And to add coconut milk to coffee for flavor is in my opinion the same as adding salt for flavor. But what you are saying is one is allowed and the other isn't that does not make sense.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on August 28, 2011
at 06:27 PM

coconut milk is fine though I think they should disallow any guar gum so get the coco milk from TJs if you can.

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on August 29, 2011
at 11:29 AM

i love coconut milk in my coffee, I use a Thai brand with no additives and one drop of stevia.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 28, 2011
at 06:00 PM

It's funny the mention heroin addiction and cancer in this post. I have beat them both, severe heroin addiction and reproductive cancer to be exact. I bet the person who wrote that had to battle neither of them. The question was not rather I could give it up but rather if it was allowed. Just because I like to enjoy something which contains caffeine does not mean I am addicted or weak. And to add coconut milk to coffee for flavor is in my opinion the same as adding salt for flavor. But what you are saying is one is allowed and the other isn't that makes no sense, if they are both whole.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:21 AM

Coffee is fine on Whole30. Coconut milk in coffee is fine on Whole30, just not dairy.

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0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:53 PM

buy better coffee. Too often beans are french roasted. The french black roasted their beans because their colonies produced lousey beans. Good beans do not need this starbucks treatment- we are lead to believe if it is french roasted it is inferior- BS. A good bean produces great full rich flavor with a light to medium roast that a bad porrly grown bean can not, get a good coffee and you can drink it black. I do use raw milk, as I am lucky enough to be able to buy it with going to jail. A dab of raw milk is a good thing, but improve your coffee.

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Not sure what the point of this answer is? She didn't ask about the different roasting methods of coffee, she asked if caffeine is allowed on the Whole 30.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on August 28, 2011
at 06:05 PM

I do buy very expensive organic coffee here in Sweden. And I just am not a black coffee drinker, I would rather drink green tea or herbal tea. I do not do the starbucks treatment to my coffee just a little heavy cream or coconut milk nothing more. Thanks for the advice.

0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on August 30, 2011
at 01:07 PM

sorry, I focus more on the diary issue and why some can't drink coffee black, I couldn't until I learned a little about coffee. I thought the caffeine coffee issue was widely accepted.

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on August 30, 2011
at 01:09 PM

expensive does not mean it is better or roasted in the manner I described.

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