What is the Whole30 ?
Personally, I had never heard of the Whole30 until recently. Lucky for you, I did all the research so you don’t have to! Here are nine things you should know about the Whole30.
1. It is a diet
The term diet has such negative connotations attached to it. But don’t jump to conclusions yet! This could be the one that finally works for you! The Whole30 challenges you to eliminate processed and inflammatory foods from your diet for 30 days. But keep in mind…
2. There are many foods you CAN eat
There is a whole list of exceptions that you can keep in your diet, such as fruit juice, vinegar, salt, snow peas, and clarified butter.
3. You don’t need to count calories
This is a great perk to the program, because let’s be honest, who has time for counting calories? Life is crazy enough as it is.
4. You need to actually stick to it
This program is only going to work if you stick to it for the entire 30 days. There are no days off or “cheat days.” Because of this, you should do this diet during a time period where you won’t have any slip ups. For example, the holidays or your birthday might not be the best timing to do this. After all, you deserve a slice of cake on your own birthday!
5. Remember that 30 days is not that long
Thirty days might sound super long but in reality, it’s only one month of your life. Anyone can do anything for 30 days. Just believe in yourself and take it one day at a time.
6. You are not allowed to weigh yourself
This diet does not want you to weigh yourself at any time during this program. The scale is not a measurement of how happy you are, how your clothes fit, or how fabulous you look. Stay away from that scale! It really is just a number.
7. You aren’t allowed to have alcohol
No alcohol is allowed, not even for cooking purposes! No more Bachelor and wine nights for a little while!
8. This program is proven to have amazing results
There are tons of success stories you can find online about people who have been successful from this program. The before and after results appear amazing, and it’s changed how many people think about food.
9. You should still do some additional research on your own
Although this article is (hopefully) valuable, it does not contain all of the information you will need to be successful with this diet. You can find all the Whole30 program rules here.
If you are really serious about doing this diet, I recommend finding another friend or family member who is also interested. That way, you two can keep each other on track and motivated. Good luck everyone!