Over the past few years, I have done several Whole30's. Each time I completed a Whole30 I was able to understand a bit more about how certain foods affect me and more importantly, how I "use" certain foods as a reward or for stress relief. This was all learned by trial and error and hopefully some of what I am about to share will help you get to the benefits of Whole30 faster.
This just in! Xanthum gum or Guar Gum are approved. They say, "they are not expressly forbidden" now that can of coconut milk and cholula hot sauce are in! For more "Can I have that on the Whole30" guide click here http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/