In today’s processed world, the Whole30 is a diet that eliminates unbalancing and inflammatory food groups for 30 days. It ends unhealthy cravings and food habits, heals the digestive tract, balances the endocrine and immune systems, and helps develop a healthier body image. The Whole30 is all about eliminating certain foods and food groups that may be having a deleterious effect on your health without you even realizing it.
What are the rules? To put it simply, eat real and clean food. This includes meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and oils. The foods that are eliminated include added sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, and chemicals.
Why should this diet appeal to you? It has a multitude of both physical and mental benefits that will literally change your life. The diet will restore balance resulting in higher energy levels, changed habits and eliminated cravings, a different perspective of food, and improved focus and mental clarity—all things important for students at Mines! Studies and thousands of testimonials prove these benefits.
There are steps to help accomplish the Whole30. It should be encouraging to know that many college students have been able to do this with amazing results, all with a little prep and the right motivation. The first things you need to do are to commit and choose a start date and to prep and plan. Know the motivation behind why you are doing it and try to anticipate barriers.
We are in college, so it is going to be a bit more difficult. Since the whole goal of the diet is to heal the body and to really dig deep to know what your body specifically is sensitive to, it is perfectly fine to make modifications. For example, if you are going out with friends and it is impossible to stick 100% to the Whole30, then go ahead and eat something else. Or if you know your body reacts to dairy without problems, go ahead and have dairy
Is the Whole30 compatible for athletes? Yes! Is the Whole30 compatible for vegans and vegetarians? Yes! Check out http://whole30.com. The website has every resource you could ask for including meal plans, recipes, whole30 101, email sign up, testimonials, and support systems.