Dr. Oz: Whole30 Diet Plan Review
Dr. Oz shares a lot of diets, but it seems like today he was really pushing this one. The diet is called Whole30 and Dr. Oz claims people all around the world are doing it. He shared before and after pictures from people all around the world. Whole30 is an elimination plan to overhaul your entire diet.
Whole30 began as an “underground movement”, according to Dr. Oz, by husband and wife Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Melissa had a corporate job that took a toll on her mind and body. Dallas was into fitness, but when he injured his shoulder, the two of them went on a mission to get healthy. Melissa quit her job and the two of them started a blog. They researched foods to ease his pain and get her energy back. Word of mouth about the diet plan turned it into an internet sensation, with 1 million visitors to their blog per month. They’ve also written a New York Times bestseller, It Starts with Food.
Dr. Oz: What is Whole30?
So what is this diet? Melissa explained that the Whole30 diet plan restarts your relationship with food. For 30 days, you eat nothing but real, whole food. No added sugar, processed foods, junk foods, legumes, no dairy, alcohol, or grains. You’re also not allowed to weigh yourself for 30 days until the program is over.
Dallas explained that 30 days is a good, achievable goal for people. You can do anything for 30 days. Dr. Oz said this has become viral and he’s seen it all over social media.
One of the tenets of Whole30 is to choose foods with “satiety breaks”. Melissa said that sometimes the foods we eat make us feel like our appetites are out of control, like a runaway train. Whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense food will give us satiety signals that tell us it’s okay to stop eating. One of these key foods are proteins.
Dr. Oz: Losing Weight for a Wedding
Dr. Oz then talked to Gina, who went from a size 12 to a size 2 on this program. Gina said she started the program after trying out dresses to be a bridesmaid and realized she was overweight and couldn’t try on any of the dresses the other girls were trying on. A couple days later, she saw Whole30 and researched it and decided to do it. Gina liked to make ground beef and sweet potato hash with veggies in it like peppers and onions with an egg on top. Dallas explained that a good rule of thumb for serving size is the palm of your hand for protein.
Dr. Oz also talked to Trinity, who used the program to use nearly 53 inches from her waist on the program. She said it was hard at first, but she managed to turn her health around.
Dr. Oz: Whole30 Alternatives to Sweets
Whole30 offers alternatives to sweets. If you crave sweetness after starting the diet, Melissa recommends a cup of rooibus tea, which is naturally caffeine-free and naturally sweet.
Dallas said we shouldn’t have refined oil on the Whole30 diet, like corn, soybean, and peanut oil. Instead, we should have whole foods-based, natural healthy fats, like avocado, coconut, and nuts.
Dr. Oz: What is Ghee?
Allison went down 10 sizes on this program. She said she didn’t feel right before losing the weight. She had headaches daily and had back pain and muscle aches. By switching what she ate, she lost a lot of the inflammation in her body, which was causing the pain for her. Allison said she loves ghee, which she uses instead of butter. You have to heat it up to use it, but she uses ghee on zucchini noodles, instead of having a buttery pasta. It’s a much healthier option and a good fat.