Whether you have heard of Whole30, have some lingering questions or are considering participating in one for the first time, here is your ultimate go-to guide for all things Whole30.
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What is Whole30?
The Whole30 Program, is an elimination protocol that was first developed in 2009 by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. By eliminating the most common food disruptors (alcohol, dairy, gluten, refined grains and sugars) for 30 days, you allow your body to heal and recover from common food culprits that can irritate the body’s systems and processes.
What are the Benefits of Whole30?
By simply removing common food culprits, Whole30 participants have reported weight loss and a multitude of non-scale victories including better sleep, clear skin, increased energy, pain free joints along with so much more. Despite the physical benefits of participating in a Whole30, one of the greatest benefits is the Whole30 program can help create a healthier relationship with food, both mentally and emotionally.
What Foods Can’t I Eat on Whole30?
On the Whole30, participants will remove the following foods from their diets for 30 days:
Review a full list of Whole30 Program rules.
What Foods Can I Eat on Whole30?
Now that you know what foods you can’t eat on the Whole30 program, let’s go over what foods you can eat on the Whole30.
What Should I Expect on a Whole30?
Like with any new way of eating or adjustments within your daily lifestyle you will experience good days and bad days as well as highs and lows. Although everybody and every body is different, there are some symptoms one can expect when completing a Whole30. Here’s a rough timeline of what to expect when completing a Whole30.
One of the biggest factors that deters people from the Whole30 program is the weekly grocery shopping and meal planning. However, there are many valuable resources available to you to help make your Whole30 journey a success. Here are a few of our favorite guides:
The Whole30 is a great tool to reset your health, ultimately giving your body a break from foods that are known to cause inflammation and disruption to your body’s natural systems and processes. If you are thinking of participating in a Whole30, take the time to plan and prepare accordingly by using the above resources and tools that will help set you up for a successful Whole30.