Whitney Stuart Whole30 Tips
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Hey, there. Whitney Stuart here, registered dietitian, nutritionist, and Whole30 certified coach, bringing you my top three tips for nailing your Whole30.
Eat Real Food
That’s Rule One. Now, in 2018, there are a ton of different Whole30 approved products for you to eat, consume, and enjoy. There are sauces, ranch dip, and all these fun vinaigrettes available, not to mention some jerky, bars, and prepared meals.
“you don’t have to buy the $12 jar of mayo.”
We know, though, that keeping things simple at first can put you with some peace of mind. Whether it’s just roasted chicken with a good roasted broccolini at home with some asparagus, keeping things simple at first might be the best tool for you. Know that you don’t have to buy the $12 jar of mayo. You can just go home and have that sweet potato.
Shout it from the rooftops?
“those people are going to be there to tell you, you can do it, you will do it, and you’re going to rock it”
The second one that I really like to focus on is, Rule Two: do not tell the whole world about your Whole30. I tell my closest friends, the people that I know without a doubt are going to support me, especially on days 10 and 11 when I feel like I’m done and, “I can’t do it anymore”. Knowing that those people are going to be there to tell you, “you can do it, you will do it, and you’re going to rock it”, is what you want. You don’t want to take the chance of anyone saying, “Is this really a good idea?” and to convince you out of it. It’s just 30 days.
Eat ugly and thrive
Rule three: accept the ugly and simple meals. Along with the optimization of 2018 Whole30 approved products, there’s also something called FOMO: fear of missing out. Missing out on those amazing and delicious Instagram-worthy meals that a ll of your friends , it seems, are posting, except you. It’s okay if the dinner casserole that you made looks kinda brown and ugly, but still tastes delicious. Accept that. Embrace it. And, enjoy your Whole30!