WHOLE 30 DIET:
So let’s talk..
Over the next few days, or weeks, or whatever the time frame may be, I want to talk about some popular diets that may seem appealing, promising, and maybe too good to be true?
The first diet I will discuss is the Whole 30 diet!
What is the Whole 30 diet?
For those of you who don’t know the whole 30 diet, it promotes the complete elimination of entire food groups that are “claimed” to potentially have a negative impact on your “health and fitness.”
These food groups include…
- Sugar - added or natural
- Artificial sweeteners
- Grains (including oats, corn, rice, wheat, rye, buckwheat, bran, etc.)
- Legumes (No peas, no beans, no chickpeas, no peanuts, no peanut butter, no soy)
- No MSG
- No baked goods, junk food, or treats
Essentially, you eliminate all of these foods for 30 days.
After those 30 days?
There is a 10 day reintroduction phase where you reintroduce all of the foods that you had eliminated.
***My personal opinion? Once those foods are reintroduced, the odds of a person just being back where they started before Whole 30 are probably pretty high.
While I think it is awesome that this diet promotes the consumption of fish, meat, fruit, and vegetables, I think it is missing some important foods that can be an important factor in a healthy diet.
Unless you have a food allergy or health condition that requires it, it is not necessary to eliminate entire food groups!
I also think this diet could potentially leave people creeping back into their normal eating patterns after the 30 days is up, and eventually putting back on any weight that was lost during those 30 days.
At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself, “can I follow this for life? If i had to eat like this for multiple years, could I do it?”
If the answer is “no,” then it is just another diet that you will follow for a few weeks, lose weight, go back to eating normal, gain weight back, and the cycle continues.
More popular diet info to come!!!