No cheese, cow milk, yogurt, cream, sour cream, kefir, and butter. The only exception to this rule is that you can have ghee. Ghee is actually really good too!
No corn, rice, quinoa, wheat, rye, millet, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, bulgur, or sprouted grains.
No alcohol for cooking or drinking is to be consumed while doing Whole30. This also includes vanilla extract.
For 30 days you can’t eat beans of any kind, soy of any kind (including tofu, soy sauce, miso, edamame), chickpeas, peas, lentils, and peanuts.
Don’t consume sugar that is real or artificial during the 30 days. This includes honey, maple syrup, agave, Splenda, xylitol, and Stevia. When it comes to grocery store finds, this one might be the trickiest to avoid. Common household ingredients — like Sriracha — include added sugar. You need to check the label on everything.
Carrageenan, MSG, and Sulfites-
Avoid processed foods while doing Whole30. If you see these three things on any ingredient list, it’s a no.
You can’t recreate your favorite junk food or baked good recipes even if they use Whole30-compliant ingredients. This is less to do with your physical reactions to food, and more to do with the mental side of things. Don’t try to recreate “pizza crust” out of cauliflower, and don’t make “pancakes” out of eggs and banana.
The most important thing to remember when doing Whole30 is to check the label on everything you buy. A lot of everyday condiments and prepackaged goods have added sugar or additives that you might not be aware of.
When in doubt, choose whole foods, especially vegetables, but also fruits, nuts, meats, and seafood.
There are things in life that are hard… THIS is not one of them. This is an easy thing. I promise you! The results are so worth it.
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