January 22, 2020
Whitney Stuart is a dietitian-nutritionist, certified diabetic educator, and 2018 recipient of the Most Innovative Whole30® Coaching award. Here, she shares her top Whole30® tips and products to support your January Whole30® journey.
After a startling diagnosis of multiple food allergies—gastrointestinal problems and Celiac—I was really ready to get all of the packaged, “allergen-free” foods out of my diet and focus on eating real food. I had a fear of food and was living off of a medical powder for two meals per day as a freshman in college. I craved normalcy, eating with friends, etc. The 30 days gave me a glimpse into MORE options that I could eat. I was motivated to find more, new nourishing options for my diet.
You have a purpose for this reset—circle back to your “why.”
I recently tried spicy seaweed—it’s a total game-changer! But my go-to snacks are meat sticks. I’m really active and thrive on a high-protein diet. I keep at least three different meat sticks on hand at all times—during the Food Freedom phase, too!
If you’re eating enough, you are less likely to feel deprived. Remember, this is not a diet for caloric restriction. I assess my hunger honestly every 3 to 4 hours and hydrate adequately to make sure that I’m actually hungry, not just thirsty. I also stay VERY busy with our social Dallas Duo Whole30® reset that includes weekly curated compliant brunches and workouts at the best local fitness boutiques. Socialization is so important during this 30-day period. Part of this passion stems from my own journey through deprivation and the moments where I felt like everyone else was eating “this” and I was forced to eat “that.”
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