Whole 30 Diet Basics

The new year means re-vamping, re-setting, re-evaluating and making changes. One of the ways I am doing that this year is by doing a 30 day Whole 30 challenge with some blogger friends. If you are like me and have no clue where to start, what the whole 30 approved foods are and the rules, I have researched it and put together the Whole 30 Diet Basics. Honestly, I love food and I hate food restrictions with a passion because they are usually depressing and the recipes are equally so. With that said, I am committed to finding and creating delicious whole 30 recipes that actually taste good and will also make my body feel better.

Learn the Whole 30 Diet Basics and what foods are approved with these simple instructions.

Here’s the deal, my stomach is inflamed and bloated most of the time and it’s rare that I feel well. So, in order to not feel like I should live in a pair spanks and because I would like my body to feel better, I am choosing to do whole 30 along with a group of killer bloggers. One of the things I have found while researching this healthier way of eating and body detox is that it’s really difficult to find out what the Whole 30 Diet Basics are. Like, what are the whole 30 approved foods, and is it okay to have honey? I had so many questions and so I am sure that if you are wanting to join me in this healthy body reset, you will as well.

So, let me break down the very basics of the Whole 30 Diet for you so you don’t lose your mind researching a million blogs just trying to find out simple instructions.


whole 30 diet basics and what you can can't eat.

What Is the Whole 30 Diet Basics?

The Whole 30 Basics is that you are wanting to avoid certain inflammatory food groups that could be affecting things like your energy levels, skin issues, digestions and more for a whole 30 days. Everything in the approved list of foods should be as organic and farm fresh as possible. In doing this, the hope is that you and I will see how the food we eat greatly affects so much of the way our bodies operate and we can begin to heal from the inside out.


Not Approved Whole 30 Basics

The list of things not to eat during the 30 day Whole 30 Challenge is not that complicated. With that said, just looking at this small list makes me rethink doing this. But it will all be worth it I am certain.

• Alcohol
• Artificial and non-Artifical Sweeteners (no honey, agave, stevia, maple syrup, Splenda etc.)
• Grains
• Beans (Except Sugar Snap Peas, snow peas, and green beans.)
• Dairy (Basically anything that looks like it’s dairy related, you should stay away from except Ghee.)

Approved Whole 30 Fruit Basics

• Dates/Figs
• Apples
• Bananas
• Lemon
• Lime
• Grapefruit
• Mango
• Melon
• Nectarines
• Pineapples
• Peaches
• Pears
• Grapefruit
• Grapes
• Watermelon
• Raspberries
• Strawberries
• Blueberries
• Blackberries
• Cherries
• Papaya

Approved Whole 30 Veggies Basics

• Cabbage
• Eggplant
• Sugar Snap Peas
• Green Beans
• Bell Peppers
• Asparagus
• Beets
• Artichoke
• Arugula
• Brussel Sprouts
• Acorn Squash
• Butternut Squash
• Carrots
• Garlic
• Radish
• Pumpkin
• Spaghetti Squash
• Tomato
• Zucchini
• Sweet Potato
• Lettuce

Approved Whole 30 Protein Basics:

• Fish and other seafood
• Beef
• Lamb
• Venicen
• Elk
• Chicken
• Turkey
• Eggs
• Pork
• Processed meats without MSG, ADDED Sugar Etc.

Cooking Fat Basics for Whole 30

• Ghee
• Coconut Oil
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Animal Fats

Edible Fats for Whole 30

• Avacado
• Olives
• Macadamia Butter
• Macadamia Nuts
• Coconut Milk (canned)
• Cashews

Whole 30 Approved Nuts and Seeds

• Pistachio
• Pecans
• Almonds
• Almond Butter
• Walnuts
• Sunflower Seed Butter
• Sunflower Seeds
• Pumpkin Seeds
• Pine Nuts

Alright friends, this is the Whole 30 diet basics and the approved foods! If you want to join me and my blogger friend in doing this, let’s do it! I will be giving updates on Instagram and will be checking back here each Sunday with updates and recipes with the above ingredients. Yay!

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