Thinking about kicking off the Whole30 after the holidays—but not sure how it’s all going to go down? Not to mention how you’ll make it through?
We’re not going to sugar-coat it, the Whole30 is tough.
A short-term nutrition reset, the Whole30 involves cutting certain foods (sugar, processed foods, grains, dairy, alcohol, and legumes, to name a few) and focusing on others (such as meat, seafood, eggs, veggies, and some fruit) for one month. After that time, you slowly reintroduce the foods, one at a time, to learn how they affect you from the inside out.
FYI, through the process, the diet promises to help end cravings, restore your metabolism, heal your digestive tract, balance your immune system, increase your energy, improve your mood, help you sleep better, and lead to healthy weight loss. But, when you’re craving donuts, the light at the end of the tunnel only does so much for your motivation.
Fortunately, there’s a book for that. Today, Whole30 creator and founder Melissa Hartwig published The Whole30 Day By Day, a companion guide that walks you step-by-step through implementing the program, along with a journal to keep track of what you’re eating and how you’re feeling. (You can expect plenty of pep talks along the way.)
Want a preview of what to expect on the Whole30—and some tips on how to make it through? Read on as Hartwig shares what every Whole30 warrior needs to know: