The new year is a great time to change a habit.
What is the Whole30?
Founded by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig in April 2009, the Whole30® is designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutrition reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.
Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.
So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.
How do I participate?
- I recommend investing in the book – the meal plans and menus are excellent. We’ll have some books available at the studio for purchase for $22.
- Check out Whole30.com for program details.
- Email email@example.com to let me know that you’re in. I’ll invite you to join our Tadasana Whole30 Facebook group.
- Get your kitchen and mind ready for your start date of January 1. Get the foods ready for your first week of meals. Reach out to fellow participants through the group to get support and meal ideas.
- Whatever you do, don’t stress. Make a commitment and stick to it. Lean on friends and fellow participants for support – but try not to see it as a “difficulty”. Instead, try to stay curious – what is happening to your body and your mind as you change what you ingest?