Let’s face it: Diets blow. There’s just something about having to cut out some of life’s most amazing gifts, like pizza and cake, that is so wrong. What’s more, no one wants to be that girl who opts for water at happy hour and skips Sunday funday to meal prep. Wanting to feel your best but not wanting to stick to a soul-crushing diet is a double-edged sword. We get it.
However, whether you’re prepping for your wedding or just wish to give your body a reset, diets like Whole30 certainly have benefits that make cutting out pizza kinda worth it.
Before we get into the meat of this topic, it’s important to note we’re no dieticians or Whole30 experts. If you’re considering Whole30, paleo, or really any type of diet, it’s important to think about your goals and whether the diet you choose will help you meet those goals. It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before choosing a diet, too.
Here’s everything you need to know about Whole30.
Your Body Will React Immediately
Just in case you have no clue what Whole30 is, let us give you some background. Whole30 is essentially a 30-day elimination diet that helps you figure out which foods your body is sensitive to. You’ll cut out carbs, dairy, added sugars, grains, and alcohol, and then slowly reintroduce those foods back into your diet after the 30 days are up to figure out what makes you feel like crap.
Over the first week or so, your body will react to this drastic change. We’re talking migraines from cutting out added sugar, low energy, and changes in your *bathroom* schedule. Just keeping it real over here.
Your Willpower Will be Majorly Tested
Be Prepared to Cook — A Lot
You’ll Notice Results Within the First Few Days
You’ll Discover Amazing New Recipes
Overall, You’ll Feel Like a New Woman
Need we say more? Whole30 is challenging, but worth it. Arguably, the greatest accomplishment comes from understading the types of foods your body is sensitive to. This is an awareness you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.