Lie: Whole30 is a diet.
Nope! It’s a lifestyle change. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously, guys? What’s the difference?” Diets give us temporary boundaries that might make us see results (i.e. “By not eating abc, you could lose x pounds in y amount of time.”) Whole30, on the other hand, is a long-term commitment to eating a certain way with the guarantee that we’ll feel results (i.e. “Eat in this way, and you’ll have more energy throughout the day.”) Of course, this doesn’t mean you won’t see results doing Whole30. In fact, in addition to feeling less tired and having more energy in general, Whole30 proponents actually report clearer skin, weight loss, and even better digestion.
Truth: The first 12 days of Whole30 are tough.
But it’s the kind of tough that makes sense: if your body has been leaning heavily on things like sugar and alcohol for a pick-me-up, it’s about to get a rude awakening when you give it some legit energy! Trust us, if you stick it out, you will start feeling better and thank yourself for it.
Truth: Whole30 will make you think about food.
Not in a starved, I-want-food-all-the-time kind of way. The Whole30 plan just makes you more aware of what you’re putting into your body. It’ll train you to ask yourself questions like, “Why am I eating this? Is this going to be valuable to my body? How will this make me feel later?” Meal planning will become your best friend as you anticipate hunger and give it some forethought instead of just haphazardly munching throughout the day.
If you’re considering a lifestyle change instead of a diet, CFG has partnered with MealFit to make things easier on you. Complete with meal plans, grocery lists, and even recipes–it’s got everything you need to get started! If you have any questions about the program, please let us know!