IT’S HERE: the last week of your Whole30! High-fives all around – we’re so happy to be a part of your journey! Now let’s chat about what happens after you make it through 30 days.
As a part of the Whole30 guidelines, it’s recommended that you first go into a reintroduction phase right afterwards, which simply means that you introduce back in one eliminated food group (grains, dairy, sugar) per day and note how your body responds with each one. Did you notice any bloating, cramping, digestive issues or skin problems again? Understanding which foods triggered these symptoms allows you to learn and make smarter food choices moving forward. The goal of Whole30 is never meant to make you feel restricted, but rather provide the tools necessary to be strategic about eating foods fit for you. These changes can be incorporated into your new lifestyle so that you take every opportunity to feel your best!
True food freedom is finding the balance in a lifestyle that works for YOU: no guilt, stress or shame around food choices and being confident with your decisions, knowing that they work for you and that’s all that matters. A positive relationship with food starts with acknowledging that you are in total control of your food choices. Giving up something during Whole30 doesn’t mean you can’t have it forever, it just means you’re more mindful about choosing when to have certain foods. So continue to eat Whole30(ish) if that is what feels the best for you, but know that indulging every once in a while is no big deal because life is also about enjoying the foods you choose to eat too. And if somewhere down the line you feel you need a little reset again, there’s always an option to do a mini “Whole7” or “Whole14” to get back on track (and we can totally help with that 😉!).
Whole30 helps you find the foods that work the best for your body. One of the best ways to maintain the benefits is continuing to plan your meals and snacks using the lessons learned during this reset.
The habits you have made this far will carry over into the next walk of your health journey, and with our meal plan subscriptions, it’s easy to maintain the benefits you reaped from Whole30. Meal plans should never feel restrictive and our paleo option offers the same grain and dairy free selections with a few healthy #snaphacks to upgrade your favorite comfort foods. And if after Whole30 you’ve found that you’re ready to love on dairy and grains all over again, our balanced meal plan subscription covers all of our classic healthy favorites to keep you on track with real, wholesome and delicious foods!