Why we recommend the Whole30 and Paleo diet.24 May 2016
You could think of the The Whole30 as a nutritional reset and a way to curb those unhealthy cravings and habits. It is an elimination diet that aims to identify any food groups that could be having a negative effect on your health. The food groups usually omitted during this period are: sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. Eating foods that you may have a sensitivity to can lead to the disruption of gut bacteria which then can result in inflammation and poor digestion. Gi disfunction has knock on effect and can result in a disturbance of hormones, metabolism and and immune functions which in turn can lead allergies, skin conditions, brain fog and asthma amongst others. The Whole30 not only has great physical benefits including weight loss, improved sleep, higher energy levels improved focus and metal clarity as well as improved athletic performance but also has as impressive psychological benefits as well. Often, those who have completed the Whole30 claim that long standing unhealthy habits with foods are changed, they develop a healthier body image as well as a reduction of cravings. But, instead of going for a full 30 days we have actually modified the recommendations to "only" 21 days. Research shows that 21 days is exactly the time you need to break and/or create habits, and keep them. Along with the perception that "one month is too long" and normal excuses such as "but it's my best friends wedding in the middle of that month" we have found the 21 days to be more viable and more successful for most of our members. So all we ask is for you to do this for 21 days and once those days are up you can reintroduce the foods you have eliminated from your diet. We will be guiding you on how to do this in order to get the best results from this “experiment” and identify which foods will set you on a healthier lifestyle journey and which are hindering you. Now if you think that 21 days is too "long", then think about this: How long is a life filled with an increased risk of illness and disease due to bad habits? How long is 21 days compared to a whole life filled with not only superb health but also improved and awe-inspiring performance day in and day out? Just do the 21 days, ok..? For more information on the Whole30 check out: www.Whole30.com Now to eat something delicious! ;) Coach Tash CCF Level 1 & Level 2 Coach CCF Nutritional Advisor This is the second in an 8 week series of articles that will help you improve your healthy eating habits. They are meant to be a guide and a support, but just like anything you need to figure out how it works for you.