The Whole30 Program is different from most “diets”, because like the AIP diet, it’s an elimination diet that is meant to be followed only temporarily. So unlike the majority of diets we have covered where we believe and state that they’re only for a specific group of people, The Whole30 is one we think everyone could benefit from!
What Is The Whole30?
This protocol was co-founded by Melissa Hartwig in 2009, with the purpose of giving your body a full restart, and revamping your eating habits. By eating only whole, real food for 30 days, you have the opportunity to break negative eating habits, identify intolerances, and experience the healing powers of nutrient dense food.
Who Is This Protocol For?
Like stated above, this protocol is for everyone, and that is because it’s not a “diet”. The Whole30 is a 30-Day program with the intention of forming healthy eating habits, breaking bad ones, identifying intolerances, and experiencing what properly fueling your body feels like.
What Can I Eat?
The Whole30 is pretty simple…eat only real, whole food. However, there are some guidelines that exceed this short explanation, which can be found on the list below:
Ghee (clarified butter)
Certain Legumes (sugar snap peas, snow peas, green peas, yellow peas, and split peas)
Vinegar and Botanical Extracts
Fruit Juice (as an added sweetener)
Coconut Aminos (a great replacement for soy sauce)
Added Sugar – Real or artificial (this includes maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave nectar, stevia, honey, etc.)
Alcohol (in any form, even for cooking. It is best to also avoid tobacco products)
Grains and Psuedo-Grains
Most Legumes (with the exception of sugar snap peas, snow peas, green peas, yellow peas, and split peas)
Additives and Emulsifiers (Carrageenan, MSG, Sulfites, etc.)
Baked Goods or Sweets (even with approved ingredients)
Spinach and Artichoke Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers
Sauteed Apples and Pears with Coconut Butter
The Whole30 can be a great restart for anyone looking to identify intolerances, and get a fresh start on their diet. Since our bodies are always changing and evolving, many people opt to participate in the Whole 30 once or twice a year, to stay on top of their bodies needs.
If you think The Whole30 may be a good fit for you, you can find more information on their official website. Happy meal prepping!