We’re betting you’ve been hearing a lot about something called Whole30, whether on your healthiest friend’s Instagram hashtags or in recipe videos on Facebook. But what exactly is Whole30?
Whole30 is a 30-day eating plan that focuses on whole, “real” food. You’re supposed to eat meat, seafood, eggs, lots of veggies, a little fruit and good fats like nuts and seeds. Over the 30 days, you can’t eat sugar, dairy, alcohol, grains, or beans. Um, yikes. No macaroni and cheese? No wine?! This literally sounds terrible. What happened to everything in moderation?
Even though it seems as though you wouldn’t get to eat any of your favorite foods, Whole30 isn’t meant to be a diet or even a lifestyle change. It’s only supposed to last 30 days, and the goal of the program is to reset and refocus on mindful eating and your goals for healthy living. Think of it as a palate cleanser before you revamp your eating habits and make major lifestyle changes.
Our favorite rule of Whole30 is that you’re not allowed to weigh yourself. So don’t worry about dropping pounds and focus on eating food that is good for your body and mind. And you can actually make some pretty tasty recipes. We were surprised, too.
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