Whole30 Diet ReviewThe Whole30 Diet is diet plan developed by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig. It is a 30-day plan that has been created to help you change your health and reset your eating habits. One of the benefits of this diet is by following it you are likely to lose weight.

Right off the bat, you should know that the Whole30 Diet is restrictive and will require those who follow it to cut a lot of foods out of their diet. This doesn’t include only cutting out junk foods but also foods including legumes, grains and dairy.

More specifically, what you can eat on this diet includes: vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, seafood, meat (not processed meat with added sugars), healthful oils (e.g. olive, avocado, coconut, flaxseed, walnut) and ghee.

Foods that are off limits on Whole30 include: dairy (including milk, yogurt and cheese), beans and legumes (including chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, black beans), grains (including whole grains and refined grains), soy, most processed foods, added sugars, sweeteners, alcohol.

Finally, the Whole30 Diet takes a “tough love” approach. You can’t cheat on this diet. If you do, you’ll need to reset and start back on Day 1 of the plan. There’s no gray area. You can either have something or you can’t. It does not allow for excuses of any kind.

The creators behind the Whole30 diet promise that after 30 days of following the diet it will change your life by changing the way you think about food, changing your tastes, changing your habits and your cravings. They also claim that it will restore a healthy emotional relationship with food and your body.

Although there are no promises of specific weight loss outcomes by following this diet, you are likely to lose weight if you follow it due to the food restrictions. That being said, this diet is likely to be a challenge for many because of its strict approach. Moreover, it requires you to exclude certain foods from your diet that are not unhealthy, such as grains and legumes, these restrictions on top of soy would also make this diet difficult for vegans and vegetarians to follow.

If you would like to learn more about this diet, “The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom” is available for purchase online and in book stores. That being said, prior to implementing this diet into your lifestyle, regardless of whether it is for weight loss or other health reasons, it is a good idea to first consult with your medical practitioner to make sure that making drastic dietary changes is safe and appropriate for your current lifestyle and state of health.

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