The food you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. Those are your options.Melissa Hartwig Urban, It Starts With Food
What is Whole30?
As described by Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban, the Whole30 is a “short-term reset, created to help you curb your cravings and bad habits, boost your metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and calm your immune system”. It is NOT a diet, a detox, or a weight loss program. For me, it started as a way to heal my body after years of my abusing it and the health conditions that resulted BUT it became so much more. Through several rounds of Whole30, I have learned so much about my own relationship with food and my own version of Food Freedom. I’ve also become passionate about helping others learn about and benefit from Whole30 as a Certified Whole30 Coach. You can read more about Whole30 here and you can read more about working with me as a coach here.
What are the rules?
- YES: Eat real food. Eat meat, seafood, and eggs; vegetables and fruit; natural fats; and herbs, spices, and seasonings. Eat foods with a simple or recognizable list of ingredients, or no ingredients at all because they’re whole and unprocessed.
- NO: Do not consume alcohol, added sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites.
- Do NOT recreate or buy baked goods, junk foods or treats with “approved” ingredients.
- Do NOT step on the scale or measure a body part for 30 days.
Please note, there’s more information than the short list above and you can find that on the Whole30 website here.