I jumped on the bandwagon and I am trying out MY version of the Whole 30 detox/reset/diet. What is my version and why am I deviating from the plan? I really like the idea behind Whole 30 and removing certain foods from my diet (dairy, soy, grains etc) as they can absolutely wreak havoc on your body. Its also important to train your body to eat real/whole/unprocessed foods. The idea is 30 days of easting REAL whole foods and excluding a few food groups and products
So for a quick run down of what is out
- No added sugar or artificial sugar
- No Alchohol
- No Dairy
- No Grains (except Quinoa)
- No carrageenan, MSG or sulfites or other additives
- Beans in moderation
- Don’t consume junk food- no baked goods, junk foods or “treats” with approved ingredients
Im totally on board for cutting out all grains except I can’t seem to hop on board with the fact that also includes quinoa. Quinoa is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It is gluten free, contains antioxidants, is full of protein, high in fiber, has a very low blood glycemic index (which is good for blood sugar) and contains all 9 essential amino acids. So, for my Whole(30ish) plan quinoa stays.
Beans also stay in my version of Whole 30. I have read a lot of literature about why those who designed Whole 30 and Paleo diets have chosen to remove beans but for me the benefits outweigh the “risks”. Beans are full of fiber and the argument about phyates blocking nutrient absorption isn’t convincing.
Again I read the research and I am not sure. I use corn in a lot of the dishes that I cook (I’m talking corn the actual vegetable vs. corn flour, syrup etc) and am not ready to part with it just yet. So corn the vegetable stays but corn tortillas, flour, syrup etc get the boot.
I will weigh myself (but just once a week) and only because I am also in a weight loss group with some friends and the main requirements for keeping ourselves accountable is to weigh in each week.
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