If you have skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies, or chronic pain that medication can’t help, than the food you are putting in your body could be the reason behind these conditions. Doing the Whole30 could be the answer you’ve been looking for to make you look and feel amazing.
The Whole30 requires you to cut out sugar, grains, dairy and legumes from your diet, which can be a bit challenging since these things are in almost every pre-packaged food you find at the grocery store. Here are some tips and tricks to successfully completing the Whole30.
1. Buy in bulk
Getting a Costco or Sam’s Club membership can be really handy considering you’ll be going through a lot of meat, eggs, vegetables and fruits. You can get two dozen eggs for the price of one and giant bags of raw almonds at a lower cost than your normal grocery store. Unfortunately healthy food is normally not cheap, so getting a membership can really save you some big bucks.
2. Pinterest is your best friend
Knowing how to make a meal with the limited ingredients you’re allowed can feel close to impossible, but with the help of Pinterest that stress is lifted off your shoulders. With recipes ranging from taco salad to chocolate ice cream.
3. Food Prep
When you get home from a long day of work the last thing you want to do make a whole meal, so I suggest dedicating a day to prepping meals for the week. Since most store bought condiments and sauces are not Whole30 approved make a couple sauces and seasonings in bulk and use those to pour over a meat and vegetable of your choice and bam you have dinner.
4. Keep snacks at hand
There are going to be times when you’re out and you get hungry, so instead of breaking down and running to the nearest McDonalds drive through keep snacks in your purse/car/desk at all times. RXbar‘s are my go-to snack, but a bag of almonds or Chomps Snack Stick are also a good and easy Whole30 approved snack.
5. Use Whole30 approved products
If a brand is Whole30 approved, than they want to advertise it loud and proud so stick with brands that have the stamp of approval. If you’re like me and are far too lazy to make your own salad dressing/ Mayo then brands like Primal Kitchen can be your best friend.