Dos and Dont’s of Whole30 Diet

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Are you considering trying Whole30 this year? Among all other anti-inflammatory plans, Whole30 is considered one of the most restrictive plans, however, also the most effective for feeling good, sleeping better and leaning out your body and losing weight and overall transforming your health. When it comes to what you can or cannot eat, there’s always a lot of confusion, but they’re pretty easy when you break it down. Here’s everything you need to know.

Say goodbye to “trigger” foods

Whole30, eliminates the foods that cause chronic-systemic inflammation and also foods that might be triggers for you to over-consume.  These inlcude things like cheese, processed sugars and soy. The plan aims at investigating how your body responds to certain foods, by first eliminating them and then slowly reintroducing them after the 30 days. To help you navigate your way through the dos and don’ts of what you can eat on Whole30, here’s a list of all the foods you can’t and can eat during Whole30:

What You Can’t Eat on Whole30

  1. Dairy

One can’t have cheese, cow milk, yogurt, cream, sour cream, kefir, and butter.

  1. Grains

For a period of 30 days forget about having corn, rice, quinoa, wheat, rye, millet, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, bulgur, or sprouted grains.

  1. Alcohol

Alcohol for cooking or drinking is excluded in Whole30 diet which also includes vanilla extract. Instead you can have kombucha, which contains a very minor amount of alcohol.

  1. Legumes

Legumes like chickpeas, peas, lentils, and peanuts are a strict no-no for Whole30. Tofu and soy are also not included.

  1. Added Sugar

Processed or added sugar in any form like honey, maple syrup, agave, Splenda, xylitol, and Stevia are not permitted in the diet. When it comes to grocery store you can buy Whole30 Approved Juices that are produced exclusively for people following Whole30 diet.

  1. Junk Food

No pancakes, pizza, spaghetti, pasta can be consumed on Whole30.

What You Can Eat on Whole30

It includes loads of healthy foods that help in cleansing the body from toxic and unwanted substances. These are:

  1. Vegetables and fruits

You can eat all vegetables including potatoes which are often not permitted in any other diet. A thoughtful amount of fruits are allowed.

  1. Unprocessed Meats and seafood

No processed pork or meat is allowed because it has sugar and alcohol. Sausage is still allowed. Fish and shellfish are approved and allowed in Whole30 diet.

  1. Eggs

Eggs are the perfect Whole30 breakfast choice rich in protein.

  1. Coffee

Coffee without milk and sugar can be taken in the Whole30 diet plan. Coconut milk and almond milk are great substitutes for milk.

Who can help guide you on your Whole30 Health plan?

Coach Seana and her coaches have walked 1000’s of participants through this style of eating in various different challenges. They are always offered at the studio and in combination with their training methods have helped lose hundreds and hundreds of weight loss and more importantly feel AMAZING!

Where to get Whole30 approved products?

If you are on Whole30 diet then EarthFIT brings you a range of products made for this specific plan. Explore products like Whole30 packages from True Fare or Paleo on the GO, Whole30 Approved Juices and Whole30 Approved Butcher boxes on our online store.

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