If you’ve been around the paleo world for more than just a few days, you’ve probably heard of Whole30® but you might not be entirely sure what that is.
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What Is Whole30®?
Whole30® is a free program which aims to change your life in just thirty days. The idea is to cut out all potentially problematic foods from your diet for one month to let your body reset and recover, so that you can find out which foods your body can and cannot tolerate.
Since it began in 2009, hundreds of thousands of people have seen amazing results from taking thirty days out of their lives to prioritize their health.
Why Do It?
Whole30® is based on the idea that certain food groups might be negatively impacting on your health without you even knowing about it. It aims to help you tackle the following issues, all of which are directly linked to the food you eat:
- Erratic energy levels
- Feeling tired
- Aches and pains
- Struggling to lose weight
- Skin conditions
- Problems with digestion
- Seasonal allergies
- Fertility problems
The results from previous participants are incredible. Take a look at the reported benefits:
- Improved body composition
- Improved energy levels
- Better sleep
- Longer attention span
- Better attitude
- Improved athletic performance
- Change long-standing unhealthy patterns
- Healthier body image
- Reduction in number of cravings
Previous participants have reported amazing results, including the prevention, improvement, and cure of:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Skin conditions
- Bipolar disorder
- Joint pain
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Lyme disease
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis
What Does It Involve?
The Whole30® plan is very similar to paleo. It’s about eating real food, plain and simple.
- Some fruit
- Healthy fats (from fruits, oils, nuts, and seeds)
This program is really simple. There’s no need to complicate things by worrying about sourcing grass-fed beef and organic vegetables. Just focus on eating the right foods.
Because this program aims to reset your body, you can’t cheat. Even one bite of an inflammatory food would break the healing cycle, so, to do this, you have to commit.
But as well as resetting your body, Whole30® aims to reset your mind. This means taking a break from calorie counting, agonizing over food choices, and weighing and measuring your body.
Should You Do It?
If you suffer from any of the issues mentioned above, or you’re just curious to see if you could feel better by eating healthy food, you should definitely try out Whole30®. After all, what’s thirty days compared to a lifetime of good health?
Click here to start your thirty days!
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