If you are like me and have heard people talk about the “Whole 30” and just nodded your head and said yeah thats cool. Inside you just think what the heck is that. That was me! I had no idea what the whole 30 was, apparently the meals that I make now every week are compliant with the diet. Who knew right?! I decided to do some investigating of what exactly is the Whole 30. Now we can learn together, Knowledge is power.
What is Whole 30? And the rules.
- You have to follow this diet for 30 days.
- No alcohol in any form. So no cooking with wine, beer, or spirits.
- No soy. Soy sauce, miso soup, tofu, tempeh, edamame. Great substitution is coconut aminos same taste as soy.
- No baked goods, junk food, pancakes, waffles, pizza crust, cereal, French fries, tortillas or any potato made product.
- Foods that need to be eliminated from your menu.
- Sugar-no maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, etc.
- Grains-quinoa, wheat, rye, oats, corn, rice, etc
- Dairy-no cow, goat, or sheep milk products. Kefir, ice cream or frozen yogurt.
- Legumes-no beans of any color and kind. No peanut butter, peas, chickpeas, lentils.
It may seem like a lot NO’s but its not as bad as it sounds once you have recipes and ideas to help with staying with the guidelines. Like buying meals from me 😉 to help with the stress.
Here are some OK things you can eat:
- Fruit juice can be consumed if it has only natural sweeteners.
- Green beans, sugar snap peas, snow peas
- Vinegar-red wine, balsamic, apple cider and rice wine. No malt vinegar
That is what I learned about the Whole 30. You need to eat wholesome food. This is a great way to hit the “Reset Button”. If you are looking to drop some pounds not necessarily with digits on the scale more on how you look or feel in your clothes. This will be a great way to start.
I will start including a tab on my website to help people that are doing the Whole 30 with recipes and options of meals you can order for me following the guidelines.
Lets go 30 because it will help you live happier and healthier!!