NEW TO WHOLE30? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

by Danielle Schaub
NEW TO WHOLE30? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Whole30 Diet is a dietary program where for 30 days, you completely eliminate certain foods from your diet and then systematically reintroduce them to learn how your body responds. 

It is not designed for weight loss, rather it is meant for anyone who wants to see if certain foods may be the cause of their allergies, skin issues, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, sugar cravings, and fatigue.  

The foods that you cut out on a Whole30 are the most common culprits of the inflammation that causes many of these issues, so for most people, completing a Whole30 is a life changing experience that results in more energy, better skin and digestion, and total control over how they feel. 

WHAT FOODS ARE IN, AND WHAT’S OUT ON THE WHOLE30? 

WHAT’S IN: 

  • Quality meat
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Healthy cooking fat like olive and coconut oil
  • Plant-based spices 
  • Coffee (black) and tea (unsweetened) are fair game, too! 

WHAT’S OUT: 

  • Any form of added sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Legumes
  • Chemical additives
  • Baked goods or processed foods even if they’re made with compliant ingredients

TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST WHOLE30

  • SECURE YOUR MINDSET.

Write down your intentions and goals for your Whole30. When things get tough, come back to them to stay on course.

  • RECRUIT A FRIEND.

Having someone for accountability, recipe sharing, and at times – commiseration, can be a game changer.

  • EDUCATE YOURSELF. 

Learn about the transformational power a Whole30 can have on your physical and mental health. Understanding the science behind it can help with the tough patches. Tip: read It Starts with Food.

  • BE PREPARED. 

Clear your fridge/cupboard of non-compliant foods, follow the @whole30 instagram accounts for support and recipe ideas, and start week 1 with a meal plan you’re stoked about.

NEED HELP FUELING YOUR WHOLE30? TAG IN TERRITORY. 

Success requires planning ahead so that you always have compliant and healthy meals and snacks on hand. While it’s important you learn how to navigate the world of meal planning and cooking so you’re self-sufficient with your new healthy habits, there are many resources available to help you save time and stay on track.

We’ve partnered with the Whole30 team and our talented independent chef network to offer a wide selection of Whole30 Approved ready-to-eat meals on our weekly menu.  We’re excited to support your journey!

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