Last year around this time, I made a post on Instagram about 30 things you could do instead of starting a new diet, such as Whole 30.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with eating more vegetables or choosing to avoid foods that make us feel sick. But plans like Whole 30 often end up being more about weight loss and control than holistic health, no matter what the initial intentions may have been. More food rules won’t grant you “food freedom” — they will take it away. As I shared last year, cutting out entire food groups without medical necessity just isn’t healthy. Deprivation makes us want things more, snacking is normal and necessary, and dessert is just plain delicious.
If you’re looking to make healthy changes in your life and love the structure of a thirty-day plan, try my new book, Healthy, Happy, Whole. Instead of a diet plan or fitness schedule, this resource offers tangible steps toward creating balance in all areas of life, from physical health to emotional well-being, to spiritual satisfaction.
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Hindsight is 20/20: when have diet plans ever helped?
Make this the year that you ditch diets for good. Instead of Whole 30, choose well-being.