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Melissa and Dallas Hartwig are a married couple of nutritionists, and they have devised an interesting diet (who would have thought?) called The Whole30. According to them certain food groups have a negative impact on your health overall, from the low energy levels to mysterious pains and aches. So they think you are not aware of this, and they are willing to put this to a test. Unfortunately (or fortunately) you are the test subject. The idea is to strip your body of these negative food groups for a time. To put it in IT slang, you have to reset the system.

The Whole 30 Book
You have to endure 30 days without those food groups. They claim this will change your eating habits and cravings for good and you will generally feel better. You don’t have to worry about counting calories or meals during the test. Eat as much as you want. Among the things you can eat are meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, nuts and seeds. What you cannot consume is the following:

  • Sugar of any kind, real or artificial
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Grains
  • Legumes (with some exceptions)
  • Dairy products
  • Carrageenan, MSG or sulfites
  • No baked goods, junk foods, or treats* with “approved” ingredients 

The Whole 30 Breakfast
And for the psychological safety measure, you are NOT allowed to step on the scale at any time during the test.  You are more than welcome to do it before and after, though. It’s not just about the weight loss, it’s about the general functionality of your body. There are some exceptions to the rule, when it comes to what you can’t eat:

  • Clarified Butter or Ghee
  • Fruit juice as a sweetener
  • Vinegar
  • Salt

So basically all you have to do is eat specific types of food. No worries about the organic-or-not background. But, you have to be committed. Fully committed. Remember, there are no accidents when it comes to eating, you don’t slip and fall into a wrong meal, you have to choose to eat it. And if you succumb to peer pressure, you are either a complete pushover or 15 years old. It’s difficult, but chances are, you did more difficult things already and you were fine. So, why not give it a go? It’s only 30 days.

Get it from Amazon here.

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