How to Do Whole30 Without Dying
If you’ve ever wanted to do Whole30, there’s never a better time to start than right now!
When you do Whole30, you commit to cutting out sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, sulfites, and any processed foods. Stick to this diet for 30 days, and you’ll see a major change in your health. Whole30 gives your digestive system a break from the heavily-processed food that we eat most of the time, and allows you to reset your cravings and transform your relationship with food. The organizers of Whole30 promise that you’ll have more energy, sleep better, have clearer skin, and develop a taste for veggies, rather than sugar, if you stick to the diet for the whole 30 days.
Give it a try today. Here are some tips to help you have a successful Whole30.
1. Read the book
There are tons of blogs and social media accounts dedicated to Whole30-compliant recipes and inspiration, but the best thing you can do before starting Whole30 is to read the official book. It was written by Melissa Hartwig, the co-creator of Whole30, whose 2009 blog post inspired the entire movement. The book walks you through the lists of foods that you can eat, and which ones are off limits, but more importantly, it explains the rationale behind the restrictions.