Coconut isn't really a nut per se, it is a drupe, which is a fruit.
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I am doing a whole 30 and I am also eliminating fruits and nuts. For anyone who has eliminated nuts, either for a period of time or completely- did you also cut out coconut products (I use coconut oil frequently and coconut milk occasionally)?
I really want to go as "pure" as possible for these 30 days and am cutting out fruits, nuts, nightshades and egg whites. This is not long term but I want to see how I feel at the end of it and re-introduce things after the 30 days if desired.
What is a good omega 3 ratio'ed fat source that is not derived from nuts or seeds?
No, do not worry about cutting out coconut products for whole 30.
Good fats for n3:n6 that play nicely with whole 30: Grass fed tallow.
Good meats for n3:n6 that play nicely with whole 30: Grass fed ruminant muscle and offal (beef, lamb, goat), oily fish (sardines, anchovies, salmon, etc.), brains.
I thought that night shades weren't part of the whole30, either?
I just went back and re-read your post.
Why eliminate egg whites?
Why eliminate fruit?
Why eliminate nuts?
I was thrown by the night shades, but those I at least understand. The others completely confuse me. I know it's only for 30 days, but you're going to have some serious cravings without any fruits.
Coconuts might not be nuts, but they are fruits, I believe, so whether you cut them out as nuts or as fruit, they don't seem to fit your plan.
Last edited by melodious; 03-03-2011 at 03:12 PM.
I limit (temperate) nuts because of their high PUFA content; coconuts being a tropical fruit don't need so many unsaturates, so I'm cool with them.
I don't think because one person experiences something means that another person will, we are all built differently.
I have not eaten fruit as part of my Primal plan in general, because I'm in a weightloss phase and am keeping things low carb right now - and I haven't had any issues...
I do eat coconut oil, milk, cream, flakes, butter - I consider it an entire food group! ; ) I think of it more as a source of healthy fat than either fruit or nut....
Last edited by rkj1969; 03-03-2011 at 06:06 PM.
"Do or do not do, there is no try" - Yoda
I am cutting out fruit and nuts mostly to eliminate cravings actually
I find that these foods tend to make me hungrier.. and I tend to over eat on them.
Now that I've gone a few days without the cravings are basically gone, for now. Just didn't know how coconut fit in exactly. I think I will continue to use coconut oil- but not coconut milk. Not sure if that makes a lot of sense... but it's how I'm seeing it working.