- All vegetables, including potatoes.
- Fruit, including strawberries, watermelon, apples, oranges, and bananas.
- Seafood, such as fish, oysters, shrimp, and mussels.
- Unprocessed meats, including beef, chicken, and pork.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Olive oil and coconut oil.
- Black coffee.
What’s not allowed on Whole30?
On Whole30, there’s no counting calories or macronutrients, nor do you have to measure food portions. But there is an elimination of big food groups, including grains, legumes, dairy, added sugar, alcohol, and desserts. (Goodbye, cookies and pasta!)
What is the Whole30 way of eating?
The Whole30 diet is a strict 30-day elimination diet that many people turn to for weight loss or help with digestive concerns. The program encourages you to cut out alcohol, sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, and additives from your diet for 30 days. It is advertised as a total lifestyle change, rather than a simple diet.
Do you lose weight on Whole30?
That said, plenty of people who try the Whole30 diet do end up losing some weight. “The benefit of Whole30 is that it encourages eating whole foods, which are foods in their most natural state,” says Sara Haas, RDN, a nutrition expert with formal training in the culinary arts.