In January 2013 I completed my first Whole 30 challenge. This is a 30 day lifestyle change where you eat only whole foods and consume no sugar, alcohol, dairy, gluten, grains, or legumes. It is basically a very strict version of the paleo diet. If you are considering doing a Whole 30, the best way to get started is by checking out the book It Starts with Food It’s written by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig who started the Whole 30 and gives you a lot of tips and tricks for getting started.
I wrote recaps for each day of my challenge. They read like journal style entries. If you want to check them out you can read my recaps from Days 1-30 here: Whole 30 Recaps.
Additionally I put together a list of My Top 30 Items on Whole 30. This is a list of every item that kept me going during this 30 day challenge from books to kitchen tools, snack items, and more.
During my Whole 30 I also cooked a slew of good recipes. You can view all my Whole 30 Recipes here: Whole 30 Recipes.
The slow cookerwas my best friend during Whole 30. I’m sure it can be your best friend, too.
So, how were my results? Fan-fricking-tastic. You can read all about them here: My post Whole 30 Results.
Would I do the Whole30 again? Absolutely. I try to incorporate the principles of whole 30 and the paleo diet into my daily life, but I admit I’m not perfect. This is why I enjoy periods of time where I go on a strict whole 30 or paleo diet to really feel great and see the results I’m looking fo.
Would I recommend Whole 30? Yes. I really think anyone can benefit from eating this way. Think about it, you’re eating Whole Foods which is what your body was meant to eat in the first place.
If you have any additional questions on the Whole 30, feel free to reach out to me. I am no nutritionist or doctor but I am happy to help point you in the right locations to find the information you are looking for