Whole 30, Caloric Intake, and General Thoughts

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Created January 04, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Has anyone performed a "Whole 30"? I'm starting my first one, and I've noticed with some folks from my group that they tend to just eat lean meat and veggies; do you think Whole9 promotes a a low calorie paleo?

I've read accounts that people not only lose weight, but strength and stamina on a Whole 30.

Thoughts on Whole9 and Whole 30's?

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on January 18, 2011
at 03:59 PM

I've never done their Whole30 actual plan or whatever, but aren't they just espousing paleo like all the other websites out there? Since I think they are, I wouldnt think its low-calorie. Which is not to say that cutting back on your calories some while doing a paleo food list will not aid you in fat loss.

Despite that you may know some people who do a whole30 and end up eating lean meat and veggies primarily, I would say while that is fine maybe while transitioning into a paleo style of eating (since many people have trouble handling very high amounts of fat in the diet coming straight of SAD) I wouldn't get too attached to it.

I do believe that the easiest way to get those remaining 20ish lbs off would be to go high fat moderate protein low carb and do some short and very intense exercise two or three times per week. If you dont wanna lift heavy stuff, sprint HARD twice per week. Short and hard, always think that, short and hard. If you dont wanna sprint, find a trainer that will teach you how to squat, press, and deadlift heavy things. Same idea: short duration and wholehearted effort. Hard, heavy, and serious.



on January 04, 2011
at 02:59 PM

I did whole30 in the fall and am doing it again this month. I did lose weight, but got stronger. It's a great program and I highly recommend it!



on January 18, 2011
at 03:47 PM

I think the benefits of the Whole30 come from the avoidance of poisonous fake-foods and allowing your body to return to a state of normalcy with real foods. I wouldn't say it promotes a low calorie paleo. Eat as many calories as you feel you need to stay satiated, and I you'll still get all the benefits that come from the avoidance of the crap foods!


on January 04, 2011
at 03:18 PM

I think if you want to maintain strength and stamina, eat starchy veggies post workout and keep a serving or two of fruit around. That is actually what they recommend in the success guide. I am doing it too. Good luck to us all!

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