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Dear Melissa: Are Chicken Wings SWYPO?

Dear Melissa, I am getting ready to start my first Whole30. I understand that you’re not supposed to replace sugar cravings with fruit or other compliant but sugary foods but what about savory cravings? For example, I often crave Buffalo wings. Is it going against the rules and spirit of the program to make compliant […]

Whole30 101: SWYPO

Since the creation of the Whole30 program in April 2009, we’ve cautioned against the recreation of breads, muffins, pancakes, and cookies with Whole30 compliant ingredients. In fact, this concept has been one of the cornerstones of the program, specifically requiring the elimination of these items for the duration of your Whole30. Here are our thoughts on why you shouldn’t try to recreate junk food with “approved” ingredients during your Whole30. It really comes down to just one thing: sex.

Whole30 101: The Official Whole30® Glossary

In April of last year, Whole30 advocate Shannon Colavecchio of Badass Fitness put together a hilarious (Un)Official Whole30 Glossary.  Her post got us thinking – there are an awful lot of acronyms, words, and phrases that are unique to the Whole30-sphere. Since we’d hate for anyone or anything to get lost in translation, we decided to […]

Whole30 101: The Official “Can I Have…” Guide to the Whole30

One of the most active sections of our free Whole30 Forum is the “Can I Have…” section. This is where Whole30’ers ask about ingredients that they wish to include as part of their Whole30 program—things like bee pollen, mesquite flour, or banana almond pan-fried discs.* Sometimes, we wonder if people really want to eat these things, […]

Whole30 101: Sex With Your Pants On

Since the creation of our Whole30 program in April 2009, we’ve cautioned against the Paleo-ification of poor food choices. In fact, this concept has been one of the cornerstones of the program, specifically requiring the elimination of Paleo brownies, pizza and pancakes for the duration of your Whole30. […]