Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?
Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health. The most important reason to keep reading?
This will change your life.
We cannot possibly put enough emphasis on this simple fact—the next 30 days will change your life. It will change the way you think about food, it will change your tastes, it will change your habits and your cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your life.
Yes: Eat real food.
Eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed. Don’t worry… these guidelines are outlined in extensive detail in our free shopping list.
No: Avoid for 30 days.
More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat during the duration of your Whole30 program. Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life.
One last and final rule: After the first weigh-in you are not allowed to step on the scale or take any body measurements for the duration of the program. This is about so much more than just weight loss, and to focus on your body composition means you’ll miss out on the most dramatic and lifelong benefits this plan has to offer. So, no weighing yourself, analyzing body fat or taking comparative measurements during your Whole30. (We will get these results before and after, however, so you can see one of the more tangible results of your efforts when your program is over.)
These foods are exceptions to the rule, and are allowed during your Whole30.
Your only job during the Whole30 is to focus on making good food choices. You don’t need to weigh or measure, you don’t need to count calories, you don’t need to stress about organic, grass-fed, pastured or free range. Just figure out how to stick to the Whole30 in any setting, around every special circumstance, under any amount of stress… for 30 straight days. Your only job? Eat. Good. Food.
The only way this will work is if you give it the full thirty days: no cheats, slips, or “special occasions.” This isn’t us playing the tough guy. This is a fact, born of education and experience. You need such a small amount of any of these inflammatory foods to break the healing cycle—one bite of pizza, one splash of milk in your coffee, one lick of the spoon mixing the batter within the 30 day period and you’ve broken the “reset” button, requiring you to start over again on Day 1.
You must commit to the full program, exactly as written. Anything less and we make no claims as to your results, or the chances of your success. Anything less and you are selling yourself—and your potential results—short.
It’s only 30 days.
Here comes the tough love. This is for those of you who are considering taking on this life-changing month, but aren’t sure you can actually pull it off, cheat free, for a full 30 days. This is for the people who have tried this before, but who “slipped” or “fell off the wagon” or “just HAD to eat (fill in food here) because of this (fill in event here).” This is for you.
We want you to participate. We want you to take this seriously, and see amazing results in unexpected areas. Even if you don’t believe this will actually change your life, if you’re willing to give it 30 short days, do it.
1) Sign up here for the actual challenge:
Whole30 Nutrition Challenge PLUS 1 Month Unlimited CrossFit Membership – £99
Whole30 Nutrition Challenge (JCF Members) – £49
By having a group class membership or attending personal training sessions whilst on the challenge will give you optimal results.
2) Included in this fee you will receive the e-book: It Starts With Food This is a must which we will provide you with. You cannot do Whole30 without reading this….and we’ll know if you didn’t!
(3) Once you register you will receive an email with all of the rules and info you need to get started.
(4) Attend the seminar! We are running a Whole30 seminar on March 18th 2017. We are hosting these 2-3 hour seminars at 11am to help all of the Challengers prepare. Take advantage of this resource! The seminar will explain the challenge in depth, record your body measurements (which will be kept personal), you will be provided with a points sheet to follow, and perform a short Benchmark workout that we will retest at the end of your challenge.
5) *Make sure that you have not “unsubscribed” from receiving emails from Jersey CrossFit. We will be sending these out throughout your challenge to keep you in check
(6) Win a Prize! There will be all sorts of ways to win. Such as: Most improved benchmark workout. Most improved body composition change. Strict adherence to points sheet.
Once payment is received, we will email regarding your start date and all details will be sent out to you regarding the challenge. Payment must be received before you start your challenge. All monies paid are non-refundable. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org.