The diet industry has done a wonderful job at tricking our society into believing the word “diet” is centered around loosing weight. However, recent programs are moving in the opposite direction. Programs such as Whole 30 and 21 Day Sugar Detox were designed to reset the body and eliminate any foods that may be harming our bodies. With a focus on real and nourishing foods, these programs have potential to not only change your diet, but also change the way you view food. While these diets were designed for short term purposes, many individuals notice how good they feel and choose to continue long term. Want to learn more specifics? Read below!
This program was designed by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig in 2009 and has since helped tens of thousands of people reset their bodies. Designed as a short term intervention, Whole 30 was formulated to end cravings, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract and restore the immune system. For thirty days, participants must eliminate all sugars (real and artificial), alcohol, grains, legumes, carrageenan, MSG and sulfites. This creates a diet rich in meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, limited fruit and healthy fats. In addition, this program specifies that participants must not step on the scale or take measurements for the duration of the program. While many people do lose weight, this is NOT the goal. The goal is to rediscover your health and get down to the root cause. Besides weight loss, other potential benefits of completing Whole 30 include increased energy, improved athletic performance, better sleep, mental clarity, healthier body image and positive relationship with food.
21 Day Sugar Detox:
Created by Certified Nutrition Consultant Diane Sanfilippo, this program was designed to break the sugar and carb addiction that so many people struggle with. Similar to Whole 30, this program intends to not only change what you are eating, but also your habits and views around food. For 21 days, participants must eliminate starchy vegetables (sweet potatoes, squash), most fruits, peanuts, cashews, grains, refined carbohydrates, sweeteners of any kind, and alcohol. Foods to be limited are grains, legumes, and some fruits (green bananas, apples). The program focuses on a diet rich in meat, fish, vegetables, nuts, healthy fats and oils, and some dairy. While there are many different levels to this program, there are easy to understand guides and menus to guide you along the journey. Also included in the program are modifications for those who may be pregnant, intense athletes or follow a vegetarian diet.
Wondering whether these programs are for you? Here are some signs below.
If you are committing to either of these programs – we 100% support you here at Squirrel & The Bee! These programs are a groundbreaking way to help you reach your fullest potential for good health and we believe in good health above all. While all of our baked goods are made with honey – not approved for these programs – we have many other offerings that you can enjoy. Squirrel & The Bee supports the healthy living as a lifestyle, not only trading your sweet treats for something healthier, but also including exercise and lots of vegetables each day. Below is a list of all approved Whole 30 and 21 Day Sugar Detox food items. If you have tried one of these programs – please comment below! We’d love to hear your experience!
Whole 30 Approved
21 Day Sugar Detox
Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way. Happy, healthy eating!
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