Throughout the month of January, we’re going to look at several different types of popular contemporary diets, and share a few recipes that illustrate that particular way of eating.
This week, we’re going to look at the Whole 30 program. Whole30 is a 30-day / month-long diet (duh) which emphasizes whole foods and the total elimination of sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy. The Whole30 is similar to, but differently restrictive than, the paleo diet. Unlike the paleo diet, Whole 30 adherents do not eat natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. In fact, they don’t eat any sweeteners at all, or any grains or other “trigger foods.”
What do you eat? Foods allowed during the Whole 30 program include protein-rich foods such as meat, nuts, seeds, seafood, and eggs, along with vegetables, and some fruits, as well as plenty of natural fats (like olive oil); and herbs, spices, vinegars and (sugar-free) seasonings.