What is Whole30?
If you are wondering what “Whole30” is you can read a brief overview here.
Whole30 is a program created by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig in 2009. The idea behind the program, which is scientifically supported, is that certain food groups such as grains, sugar, dairy, and legumes could be having a negative impact on your body. You can have several symptoms such as headaches, allergies, various conditions, trouble with weight loss etc., which all can be directly related to the food you eat.
The Whole30 program is a detox for your whole system and a way to reset your body. For 30 days you cut out all the bad, unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups and let your body heal and recover.
How does it work?
For 30 days I will eat only whole foods full of nutrients and vitamins such as fish, meat, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats etc.
The rules listed here are quoted from the Whole30 website:
- Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial.
- Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking.
- Do not eat grains.
- Do not eat legumes.
- Do not eat dairy.
- Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites.
- Do not try to re-create baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients.
You can read more on the official Whole30 site here.