*Please take into consideration that one diet does not fit all! These are general guidelines for those trying to follow the Whole30 diet. Always eat what makes you feel good!*
The whole30 diet is a program that is followed for 30 days. It is a whole foods based plan that focuses on making and eating REAL foods and eliminates all processed foods. You can find out more about the Whole30 diet here. It is fairly similar to the paleo diet and is high in fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
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The whole30 diet is a whole foods based diet that focuses on:
- A diet high in fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds.
- Eliminates wheat, grains (think rice, quinoa, amaranth etc) and legumes (think chickpeas, or any beans) as well as processed foods, oils and sugars-including natural sugars.
Foods to eat on the whole30 diet (ideally organic if possible):
- Vegetables and fruit
- Meat and poultry
- Fish and seafood
- Nuts and Seeds
- High quality oils such as organic virgin coconut oil or cold pressed organic olive oil.
- Herbs and spices (use these liberally as they just make food taste better in general!)
Foods to avoid on the whole30 diet:
- Grains (including gluten free and pseudo grains like quinoa)
- Dairy (some paleo diets might include grass-fed butter or ghee)
- Processed foods and drinks (no more soda and boxed mac and cheese!)
- Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners (no honey or maple syrup!)
- Alcohol (even in cooking!)
The biggest thing to note is that one diet does not fit everyone. It is important to be flexible and there are exceptions to every rule and you may find you like incorporating different meals and diets at different times. Do what works for you and makes you FEEL GOOD.