The end of a Whole30 is an emotional experience. On one hand, the prospect of revisiting your old faves is very, very exciting. On the other hand, you’re probably feeling really good by the end of the program, and the idea of straying is a little scary. But all good things and 30-day nutritional resets must come to an end, and this one comes with a 10-day reintroduction schedule to help you ease through the transition, self-diagnose some food intolerances, and maintain that Whole30 *glow*.
Here’s the rundown and how Snap can help.
Day 1: Evaluate legumes while keeping the rest of your diet Whole30.
Add a serving of legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts) to your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Scoop up some peanut butter with a sliced apple at breakfast, go for the Goddess of Green at lunch, have some Jalapeño Hummus with W30-approved Rhythm Beet Chips, or top your Crispy Chicken with Lemon & Garlic Hummus at dinner. For Days 2 & 3, get back on your regular Whole30 wagon.
Day 4: Evaluate non-gluten grains while keeping the rest of your diet Whole30.
Wheat, barley, and rye contain gluten, so continue to avoid those. Everything else grain is fair game– rice, quinoa, corn, oats, etc. Cook up some steel cut oats (get certified GF in case of contamination) for breakfast, and then go for Crunchy Coconut Shrimp or Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon later in the day. Go back to your regularly scheduled Whole30 programming for Days 5 & 6, while keeping tabs on how you’re feeling and if/how often you should incorporate these grains into your everyday diet.
Day 7: Evaluate dairy while keeping the rest of your diet Whole30.
First, take a moment to yourself to celebrate cheese, one of life’s greatest pleasures. Then, add it (and/or yogurt, milk, etc.) to your meals throughout the day. Our Spinach & Goat Cheese Scramble, Blueberry Chia Pecan Parfait, Cheesy Egg Cups, and Great Greek salad are up for grabs to enjoy today. Then, you guessed it, it’s back to Whole30 for Days 8 & 9.
Day 10: Evaluate gluten while keeping the rest of your diet Whole30.
While Snap won’t be any help today (everything we offer is gluten free), we wish you well as you enjoy baked goods, whole wheat bread, pasta, etc. Pay attention to how you feel both physically and mentally, and use that to inform your decision on whether you’ll be with or without gluten from here on out.
A short 10 days and some seriously delicious meals later, and you’re well-equipped to navigate your food future in your new life after Whole 30! If you’ve already reintro’d, what were your findings?