Interested in making a healthy lifestyle change with major results in as little time as possible? Got a month? Once you complete 30 days, your shopping and eating habits will be in tune with a healthy diet consisting mainly of whole foods. More importantly, however, your body will be better-equipped to handle a long-term shift, with fewer cravings for sugar and processed foods. But crossing the Whole30 finish line doesn’t give you license to go ham on cupcakes and ice cream. Rather, it’s about re-introducing foods like goat cheese, hummus, and freshly ground peanut butter into your diet if you choose to, managing your cravings, and enjoying desserts in moderation—there we said it. With that said, here are 15 things to know before starting Whole30, many of which will also be helpful if you plan to transition to Paleo afterward.
I really love water, and probably drink about a gallon a day no joke. My husband on the other hand, is a drink person. In fact, I enjoy hot tea every morning as part of my normal routine. Plus, there are those times when you have company over and they are normal people who might want something else besides my typical 64 oz. According to this article on the Whole9 Life website, vegetable juice is acceptable. But do you really want to just have an acceptable Whole30? So drinking your food may leave you feeling less satisfied than eating it, and thus more likely to eat something else or make poor decisions afterwards. Obviously, sugary drinks are out of the question. So that means no sodas not even diet. No sweet tea this is hard for us Southerners. No energy drinks. There are plenty of Whole30 compliant beverages out there.
No need for sugar and cream! Orange and lime LaCroix waters are my favorites! Needless to say, I did NOT like it. Jen on February 28, at pm. Ideally, there shouldn’t have to be a label on your food, because it didn’t come from a package other than fresh meat, fish, and eggs. Former pound chip eatin’ couch potato. However, when people decide to adhere to this practice, a number of questions arise, particularly on the status of liquids.