The Whole 30 Diet, What Is It About, How Can I Get Started

Whole30

Did you know that your body can reject certain foods and could even damage your well-being? What if I told you certain foods groups could not only hurt your body but are the main reason behind the unexplained injury. Let me talk to you about the the Whole 30 Diet Plan, and divulge how you can properly heal yourself from foods that can possibly ruin your life.

Who Started the Whole 30 Diet Plan, and Why?
The diet plan was kick started in 2009 by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig to promote healthy living. Melissa Hartwig, a Certified Sports Nutritionist, helped co-found the Diet because she solely believes on the idea of creating a long living and healthy relationship with food. She has not only been in charge of more than 150 nutrition and health seminars around the globe but also provides ongoing support to her faithful clients on the diet website. Other members of the Whole 30 Diet plan include Shanna Keller, Jennifer Kendall, Kristen Crandall, and Sarah Steffens.

What is This Diet All About?
The diet plan is all about setting up your body for success. Removing the consumption of bad, fatty foods from your system and replacing them with healthy food to keep your body running at one hundred percent. Like I said before, any unexplained injury you may have dealt with could have simply just been bad food.
Specific foods such as sugar, dairy, grains, or legumes can leave you with less energy and could slow down the effectiveness of you losing weight. Other conditions such as infertility, digestive troubles, or skin inflammation could be related to the non-healthy foods you’re digesting and this whole 30 plan will deal with most of these problems one-on-one. The majority of this diet plans on stripping these bad foods from your consumption altogether.
For 30 days you allow your body to heal and recover while consuming healthy foods. But not only will you plug healthy foods into your system, but this plan will change the way you think, feel and even taste food.

What Are the Whole 30 Rules I’m Supposed to Follow?
Although there are some basic rules in the diet plan, the biggest and most important whole 30 rules are to eat real foods to live happier. Eat meat, vegetables, eggs, fruit, oils, nuts, and seeds. Only eat food with pronounceable ingredients because they will be natural and unprocessed.
So now you know what to eat, here’s what to not eat; do not consume anything sugary, alcoholic, or full of dairy. And for the last rule, from day one to day thirty, never weigh yourself. Not only is this rule in place to psych yourself out, but the diet is more than just losing weight.
As important as losing weight can be to you, having the willpower to make healthy alternatives for 30 days is a more permanent solution.

What Are The Best Whole 30 Foods to Eat on the Diet Plan?
So far we have talked about who created the Whole 30 Plan, what it’s all about, and some basic rules to follow for the full 30 days. So now let’s get to the fun stuff, what Whole 30 foods to eat, and some exceptions that won’t kick you off the plan. Check in with your local whole foods for the best suggestions to eat on the plan.
Foods such as oranges, apples, and bananas fill your plate with healthy fruit suggestions. But keep in mind that fruit does contain sugar and shouldn’t be your main source of consumption. Keep ingredients simple, the harder they are to pronounce the more manufactured they are, and keep ingredients small, think less is more. But don’t get too bummed out on the diet limitations, since there are quite a few suggestions that can still be included in the diet.
Since butter is a part of dairy and is not allowed, try clarified butter or ghee. Sweeteners are full of sugar, so try to implement fruit sweeteners for the healthier option. Legumes such as green beans, sugar snap, and snow peas are okay because the greener the better. Most vinegar is allowed in the diet, however, ditch the ones full of gluten.
And last but not least, salt is allowed since most restaurant or pre-packed foods contain it.

The Last Leg of the Diet is to Stay Strong!
The hardest part of the diet is always thought to be replacing your normal fatty foods with healthier options but it isn’t at all. The hardest part of the diet is staying strong for the 30 days. Most people, including myself, would love to stuff their face in a box of donuts versus a small handful of nuts but believe me the change is worth it.
You’re not just knocking off a few pounds. You are changing the way you think about food. So try the 30 days. Have fun with the new food selections.

 

Let your mind experience the “new you.” Trust me, your life will change for the better. Leave us a comment below about your experiences with The Whole 30 diet.

 

About the author

Mark

Chief editor at Unique To You Nutrition, certified nutrition coach and personal trainer with SOLDIERFIT. Father to 6 kids and just as busy as you are.

Click here to add a comment

Leave a comment: