WHAT IS THE WHOLE30?
Founded by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig in April 2009, the Whole30® is a diet designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutrition reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.
Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.
The physical benefits of the Whole30 are profound. More than 95% of participants lose weight and improve their body composition, without counting or restricting calories. Also commonly reported: consistently high energy levels, improved athletic performance, better sleep, improved focus and mental clarity, and a sunnier disposition.
The psychological benefits of the Whole30 may be even more dramatic. Through the program, participants report effectively changing long-standing, unhealthy habits related to food, developing a healthier body image, and a dramatic reduction or elimination of cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. The words so many Whole30 participants use to describe this place? “Food freedom.”
WHAT FOODS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR A WHOLE30 DIET?
To maximize the benefits mentioned above, Whole30 recommends that you eat moderate portions of meat, seafood, and eggs; lots of vegetables; some fruit; plenty of natural fats; and herbs, spices, and seasonings. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re whole and unprocessed.
WHAT ARE SOME BRANDS THAT ARE WHOLE30 APPROVED?
Whole30 provides an Approved® label, which is designed to let you know a product is 100% compliant with the rules of the Whole30 program, and that the product line and company who stands behind it has been vetted and authorized. These companies have a personal relationship with every Whole30 Approved partner, and feel confident that their products, core values, and mission are in line with Whole30's intentions. At The Whole Wheatery, we have a large selection of these approved items to help assist you in your 30-day journey. Here is a list of some of what we have available.
For a complete list of the approved products, visit the official Whole30 site: