Whole30 Weight Loss Hub
So You Want to Lose Weight on the Whole30?
Here are a few things you need to know.
- The Whole30 isn’t a weight loss diet. You won’t count or restrict calories, skip meals, or eliminate carbs. You’ll eat real, whole food to satiety, with no pills, powders, or shakes required. You’re not even allowed to step on the scale—that’s how serious we are!
- We don’t even talk about weight loss. You won’t find calorie counts for our recipes or see bikini-clad before-and-after shots on our pages, and we won’t give you tips for losing weight on the program. You might want to lose weight, and we honor that. But dieting for weight loss has never worked for you. We do things differently.
- The Whole30 is a reset for your health, habits, and relationship with food. We show you (through elimination and reintroduction) how to determine which foods work best for you, empower you to create new healthy habits, and help you break unhealthy emotional ties to sweets, treats, junk food, and booze.
- We do focus on non-scale victories (NSVs). LOTS of great things can happen when you change the foods you put on your plate. Participants report improvements in energy, sleep, digestion, cravings, mood, skin, aches and pains, allergies, self-confidence, and more—factors that the scale just can’t measure.
Your desire to lose weight is your business, and we respect your right to do with your body as you choose. All we ask is that you give yourself a short (and well-deserved) 30-day break from the preoccupation, and see for yourself the benefits our unique approach can deliver.
Whole30 and Weight Loss: Additional Resources
Note: The Whole30 is contra-indicated for those with a history of eating disorders. If this is your context, please do not take on the program unless approved by and under the direct supervision of a trained therapist—and even then, follow all of their recommendations with respect to the program’s structure and rules. This message is not intended for those with a history of disordered eating, diagnosed or otherwise. Always check with your health care practitioner before beginning any new diet or lifestyle program.